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Warren County High School

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Educational Plan

Course Offerings

Plan

This Educational Plan Information Booklet is a comprehensive listing of course offerings and other sources of information that may help you in planning your years with us at Warren County High School.  

It is to be noted that the courses, credits, and prerequisites in this booklet may vary due to class and teacher availability, as well as state/county standards. 
Table of Contents
        
                            

    Agriculture Education                     4
    Business Technology Education             7
    Education/Human Services                10
                English                                                                      12
    ESOL Program for English Language Learners    15
    Fine Arts                            16
    Foreign Language                        19
    Health Science Education                21
    Math                                23
    P.E., Health, Driver's Education            26
    Science                            29
    Social Studies                        33
    Special Needs Program for Certified Students    39
    Trade and Industrial Education                40
    Other Courses and Dual/Joint Enrollment        44
                Articulation/Assessment Opportunities                   46
                
AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

TITLE:  Agricultural Power and Equipment
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is an applied-knowledge course in agricultural engineering with special emphasis on laboratory activities involving small engines, tractors, and agricultural equipment. The standards in this course address navigation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of electrical motors, hydraulic systems, and fuel powered engines as well as exploration of a wide range of careers in agricultural mechanics. 

TITLE:  Agriscience
CREDIT:  1 (Lab Science or Agriculture elective)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Agriscience is an introductory laboratory science course that prepares students for biology, subsequent science and agriculture courses, and postsecondary study. This course helps students understand the important role that agricultural science and technology plays in the twenty-first century. In addition, it serves as the first course for all programs of study in the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources cluster. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for success in more advanced agriculture and science coursework. This course counts as a lab science credit toward graduation requirements.
This course is the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources programs of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing these programs in full, please visit the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources website at https://www.tn.gov/education/career-and-technical-education/career-clusters/cte-clusteragriculture-food-natural-resources.html.

TITLE:  Greenhouse Management
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:   Greenhouse Management is an applied-knowledge course designed to prepare students to manage greenhouse operations. This course covers principles of greenhouse structures, plant health and growth, growing media, greenhouse crop selection and propagation, and management techniques. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be equipped with the technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in horticulture production. Greenhouse Management is a dual credit course with statewide articulation.  This is the third course for the Horticulture Science program of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing this program in full, please visit the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources website at https://www.tn.gov/education/career-and-technical-education/careerclusters/cte-cluster-agriculture-food-natural-resources.html.


TITLE: Landscape & Turf Science
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Landscaping and Turf Science is an applied course designed to provide challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed for further education and careers in landscape Page 2 design, maintenance, and turf management. Content includes site analysis and planning, principles of design, and plant selection and care techniques. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared to pursue advanced study of landscaping and turf science at a postsecondary institution.
This is the fourth and final course in the Horticulture Sciences program of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing this program in full, please visit the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources website at https://www.tn.gov/education/career-andtechnical-education/career-clusters/cte-cluster-agriculture-food-natural-resources.html

TITLE:  Large Animal Science
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Large Animal Science is an applied course in veterinary and animal science for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of large animals, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for success in the level-four Veterinary Science course and further postsecondary training.  This is the third course in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences program of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing this program in full, please visit the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources website at https://www.tn.gov/education/career-and-technicaleducation/career-clusters/cte-cluster-agriculture-food-natural-resources.html.

TITLE:  Principles of Agricultural Mechanics
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is a course introducing students to basic skills and knowledge in construction and land management for both rural and urban environments. This course covers topics including project management, basic engine and motor mechanics, land surveying, irrigation and drainage, agricultural structures, and basic metalworking techniques.

TITLE:  Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:    Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture focuses on essential knowledge and skills related to the science of plant growth. This course covers principles of plant health, growth, reproduction, and biotechnology, as well as fundamental principles of hydroponics and aquaponics. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for more advanced coursework in horticulture science.  This is the second course in the Horticulture Science program of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing this program in full, please visit the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources website at https://www.tn.gov/education/career-and-technicaleducation/career-clusters/cte-cluster-agriculture-food-natural-resources.html.

TITLE:  SAE
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:   This course is a structured experiential learning opportunity that takes place in a setting outside of regular school hours. Individual LEAs can choose whether or not to offer credit, provided participating students demonstrate mastery of the standards outlined below. SAEs allow students to experience the diversity of agriculture and natural resources industries and to gain exposure to agricultural-related career pathways. SAEs require a documented formal project scope, accurate recordkeeping, and student advisor supervision.

TITLE:  Small Animal Science
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DISCRIPTION:   Small Animal Science is an intermediate course in animal science and care for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of small animals, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for more advanced coursework in veterinary and animal science.
This is the second course in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences programs of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing this program in full, visit the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resoruces website at: https://www.tn.gov/education/career-andtechnical-education/career-clusters/cte-cluster-agriculture-food-natural-resources.html.

TITLE:  Veterinary Science
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Veterinary Science is an advanced course in animal science and care for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers principles of health and disease, basic animal care and nursing, clinical and laboratory procedures, and additional industry-related career and leadership knowledge and skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to pursue advanced study of veterinary science at a postsecondary institution.
This is the fourth and final course in Veterinary and Animal Sciences program of study. For more information on the benefits and requirements of implementing this program in full, please visit the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources website at https://tn.gov/education/article/cte-clusteragriculture-food-natural-resources.
 


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

TITLE:  Accounting I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Accounting I  is an essential course for students who wish to pursue careers in business and finance, or for those who wish to develop important skill sets related to financial literacy. Whether students aspire to be future business owners or work in finance with other companies, accounting skills are fundamental to success and applicable in many different fields. In this course, proficient Accounting students develop skills to analyze business transactions, journalize, post, and prepare worksheets and financial statements, and apply financial analysis to business processes. Additionally, students receive exposure to the ethical considerations that accounting professionals must face and the standards of practice governing their work, such as the GAAP (generally accepted accounting procedures) standards.
TIPS:  
Read the course description and course requirements, and decide if this course will be useful to you, and if you can manage the workload.
Organization is a huge key to the success of a student. This is true for all students, but especially accounting majors. 
Learn the Field
Consider Career Paths and Set Goals
Practice Simple Math Skills
Manage Time Well

TITLE:  Computer Applications
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Computer Applications is a foundational course intended to teach students the computing fundamentals and concepts involved in the use of common software applications. Upon completion of this course, students will gain basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. In addition, students will have engaged in key critical thinking skills and will have practiced ethical and appropriate behavior required for the responsible use of technology.

TITLE:  Advanced Computer Applications
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Advanced Computer Applications prepares students to continue postsecondary training in business related programs, provides advanced training for students pursuing a career in administrative and information support, and supports obtaining an industry certification in specific software applications (such as the Microsoft Office Suite). Course content and projects are meant to simulate workplace scenarios and draw on skills related to communications, operations, management, and teamwork in order to accomplish information management goals. Upon completion of this course, proficient Page 2 students will be fluent in a variety of information management software applications and will be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).
TIPS FOR COMPUTER APP & ADVANCED COMPUTER APP:
Read the course description and course requirements, and decide if this course will be useful to you,   and if you can manage the workload.
Update your computer if possible.
Develop time-management skills.
Develop active listening skills.
Prepare a list of questions to ask concerning the course and course content.
Prepare a list of how this course will be useful to you and record areas where you can incorporate the skills you expect to learn.

TITLE:  Introduction to Business & Marketing
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Business and Marketing is an introductory course designed to give students an overview of the Business Management and Administration, Marketing, and Finance career clusters. The course helps students prepare for the growing complexities of the business world by examining basic principles of business, marketing, and finance in addition to exploring key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers. Students’ academic skills in communications, mathematics, and economics are reinforced with activities modeled in the context of business topics. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be equipped with the foundational skills to succeed in any of the Business, Marketing, or Finance programs of study and will be prepared to make an informed decision regarding which pathways they would like to pursue in high school. 

TITLE:  Business Management
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Business Management focuses on the development of the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions required for the production and delivery of goods and services. This applied knowledge course addresses the management role of utilizing the businesses’ resources of employees, equipment, and capital to achieve an organization’s goals. Students will participate in a continuing project throughout the course in which, individually or in teams, they will present recommendations to improve an existing business. Local business partnerships are encouraged to provide resources for faculty and students. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will Page 2 be able to complete a full review of an existing business and offer recommendations for improvement as would a management consultant.


TITLE:  Marketing & Mangement I:  Principles
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Marketing and Management I principles focuses on the study of marketing concepts and their practical applications. Students will examine the risks and challenges that marketers face to establish a competitive edge in the sale of products and services. Topics covered include foundational marketing functions such as promotion, distribution, and selling, as well as coverage of economics fundamentals, international marketing, and career development. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand the economic principles, the marketing mix, and product development and selling strategies.
TIPS:  
Read the course description and course requirements, and decide if this course will be useful to you, and if you can manage the workload.
Organization is a huge key to the success of a student. 
Learn the Field
Consider Career Paths and Set Goals
Develop active listening skills.
Prepare a list of questions to ask concerning the course and course content.
Manage Time Well

TITLE:  Marketing & Mangement II:  Adv. Strategies
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Marketing & Management II: Advanced Strategies is a study of marketing concepts and principles used in management. Students will examine the challenges, responsibilities, and risks managers face in today's workplace. Subject matter includes finance, business ownership, risk management, marketing information systems, purchasing, promotion, and human resource skills.
TIPS:  
Familiarity with Marketing I concepts 
Attention to daily National and Global business news coverage
Social Media familiarity and skills 
Internet research skills 
Basic computer skills
Research and presentation skills

TITLE:  Retail Operations
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Retail Operations is designed to challenge students with the real world of supply chain management and merchandising services. The standards in this course are designed to prepare students with skills and knowledge related to buying, selling, human resource management, business operations, product management, promotion, and customer service. Decision-making skills, financial management, customer relations, ethics and legal issues are also addressed. Upon completion of this applied knowledge course, proficient students will have skills essential for entering careers as retail associates at entry and mid-level management as well as be prepared to enter postsecondary programs in business and marketing. The content lends itself to both work-based learning and school-based enterprises opportunities. Students are encouraged to participate in DECA, a co-curricular youth organization for Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship. Participation in the school concession store during lunch is mandatory.
TIPS:  
Familiarity with Marketing I concepts 
Attention to daily National and Global business news coverage
Social Media familiarity and skills 
Internet research skills 
Basic computer skills
Research and presentation skills


TITLE:  Personal Finance
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is a foundational course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals, future earning potential, and long term financial well-being. The standards in this course cover decision-making skills related to goal setting, earning potential, budgeting, saving, borrowing, managing risk, and investing. The course helps students meet the growing complexities of personal financial management and consumer decision making. 
EDUCATION/HUMAN SERVICES

TITLE:  Culinary Arts I 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course, which is the first level of Culinary Arts, prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education in the food production and service industry. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the industry and its career opportunities and by developing food preparation and service and interpersonal skills. Laboratory facilities and experiences, which simulate commercial food production and service operations, offer school-based learning opportunities

TITLE:  Culinary Arts II
CREDIT:  1-2
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course, which is the second level of Culinary Arts, prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education in the food production and service industry. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by demonstrating the principles of safety and sanitation, food preparation skills, and teamwork to manage an environment conducive to quality food production and service operations. Laboratory facilities and experiences, which simulate commercial food production and service operations, offer school based learning and work based learning opportunities.

TITLE:  Culinary Arts III
CREDIT:  2
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the third level of Culinary Arts and it serves as a capstone course. It, too, prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary education in the food production and service industry. Content provides students the opportunity to apply the marketable culinary arts skills they have acquired by assuming increasingly responsible positions, including participation in school-based learning opportunities and possible cooperative education experiences when available.

TITLE:  Culinary Arts IV
CREDIT:  2
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Culinary IV is the capstone course in the Culinary Arts program of study intended to prepare students for careers such as banquet cook, catering assistant, event planning assistant, and many other entry-level food and beverage industry career paths.

TITLE:  Early Childhood Education Careers I + Classroom Lab
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:   This is a foundational course in the Human Services career cluster. Careers in early childhood education include but are not limited to childcare providers, nannies, and preschool teachers. This course studies the foundation of childhood development services, careers, provider responsibilities and aptitudes, and fundamentals of child development. Students will create a course portfolio. 

TITLE:  Early Childhood Education Careers II 
CREDIT:  1
            COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is an applied knowledge course for students interested in learning more about becoming an early childhood teacher, nanny, or childcare provider. This course covers the components of curriculum planning, learning, screening and assessing, special populations, and educational technology. Students in this course will observe educators in action, practice specific skills, and add personal work products to a course portfolio.   

TITLE:  Early Childhood Education Careers III 
CREDIT:  1
            COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an applied knowledge course for students interested in learning more about becoming an early childhood teacher, nanny, or childcare provider. This course covers the components of the learning environment, planning age appropriate activities, using activities for learning, and developing communication skills. Students in this course will participate in a work-based learning component of instruction and add work products to a course portfolio.  

TITLE:  Early Childhood Education Careers IV
CREDIT:  1
            COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an applied knowledge course for students interested in learning more about becoming an early childhood teacher, nanny, or childcare provider. The course standards cover understanding the components professionalism, policies, regulation, and teaching to learn principles. Students in this course will participate in a work-based learning component of instruction and add work products to a course portfolio.
TIPS FOR ALL ECC CLASSES:   
Read guidelines for licensed child care providers from the state site (https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-care-services/child-care-rules-and-regulations.html ).
Read articles or watch videos on developmentally appropriate practices (DAP).
Visit a local child care agency.
Read the book titled, A Child Called It or other books about childhood development and issues faced in childhood.
Research the IDEA law and how it effects children in school settings.  
Visit the OSHA site and discover how important safety is in the workplace.

TITLE:  Nutrition Across the Lifespan
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is for students interested in learning more about becoming a dietitian, nutritionist, counselor, or pursing a variety of scientific, health, or culinary arts professions. This course covers human anatomy and physiological systems, nutrition requirements, as well as social, cultural, and other impacts on food preparation and integrity. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue to build throughout the program of study.  

ENGLISH

TITLE:  English I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  English I addresses four strands of literacy: Reading, both literary and informational texts; Writing, including research; Listening and Speaking; and Language. Students read a variety of books, fiction and nonfiction, short stories, poetry, drama, literary nonfiction and informational texts. Writing involves the modes of narrative, informative/explanatory, and argument/opinion with an emphasis on providing relevant and ample evidence to support a claim. Students have regular opportunities to conduct both limited and extended research and to share their findings in a variety of ways, including technology-based presentations, whole and small group discussions, and written products. This course continues to develop language knowledge and skills, enabling students to write and speak in tones appropriate to the purpose and audience.
TIPS:  To prepare for the course, students are encouraged to create accounts on the following websites, choose articles of interest, and answer the questions associated with the articles.
https://www.commonlit.org/en
https://newsela.com/
Additionally, students are strongly urged to read at least two books of interest during the summer. Through reading, the student will be exposed to new vocabulary, have grammar rules reinforced, and continue to expand comprehension skills

TITLE: English I-H
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The English I Honors course offers the regular English I curriculum at an accelerated pace.  In addition, its supplemental curriculum prepares the student for English II Honors.

TITLE:  English II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  English II prepares the student for English III, English IV, and all post-high school experiences--the workplace, vocational-technical training, or college.  The course's goal is to enhance the student's language skills through writing practice, reading, speaking, and higher-order thinking exercises.  

TITLE:  English II-H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The English II Honors course offers the regular English II curriculum at an accelerated pace.  In addition, its supplemental curriculum prepares the student for advanced placement English III and IV.  The course enhances the student's language skills through writing practice, reading, and higher-order thinking exercises.

TITLE:  English III
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  English III is used to promote writing skills, ACT skills, and to encourage analytical reading of fiction and nonfiction. Further, the course will provide many opportunities for students to improve speaking and listening skills. ACT preparation will be a primary focus.
TIPS:  Read independently and frequently; Independently take ACT practice tests; http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

TITLE:  English III - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The English III Honors program is designed for the accelerated student who wishes to concentrate on the reading of selected literary works and to develop his composition and analytical skills. Students develop vocabulary skills and refresh their knowledge of grammar, usage, and mechanics In addition to the chronological survey of American literature, this course will emphasize an in-depth analytical study of works of literary merit.

TITLE:  AP English III
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course studies a range of literature from across the globe and analyzes selections that span the ages.  It should be reserved for the highly motivated eleventh grade student.  The student will learn elements of writing styles, the impact of literary devices, formats for essay writing, and approaches to literary criticism.  In addition, students will enhance their vocabulary skills and learn to work independently on research projects.

TITLE:  English IV
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  English IV is a comprehensive study of the development of the English language from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present.  The study of the maturation of different genres-poetry, the novel, the short story, and drama is also included.  Moreover, students will learn to write competent essays that exhibit clarity and that adhere to the rules of standard English usage.
TIPS:  
Come to class prepared (have all required materials).
Come to class ready to work and participate.
Participate in class discussions and ask relevant questions.
Turn in all work on time and completed.
Study test material a little every night leading up to the test.

TITLE:  English IV - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

TITLE:  AP English IV
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Advanced Placement English IV includes a comprehensive study of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present.  It introduces students to world writers of significance as well.  Upon completing the course, the student will be able to analyze elements of style and composition.  Students will read extensively and write critically about their reading.  The ultimate goal is for individuals to earn a score on the advanced placement exam that will give them college credit.

TITLE: Creative Writing
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This class is writing intensive and requires that the student have an interest in writing.  Content Standards: The student will be given the opportunity to develop a creative outlet through additional writing experiences in fiction and/or nonfiction, including: a nonfiction memoir; fiction inspired by nonfiction; fictional short stories; nonfiction and fiction poetry; and a graphic novel, among others. Learning Expectations: 
Develop fluency, logic, clarity, and creativity. 
Write for a variety of audiences. 
Explore diverse modes and genres of writing. 
Utilize evaluation and revision skills. 
Focus on the steps of the writing process. 
Use available technology in the creative process.
TIPS:  Read as much as possible, be cognizant of standard written English, write often outside of the classroom, and be self-motivated to improve through self-reflection and peer review.


ESOL PROGRAM FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS


TITLE:    ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program
CREDIT:    Varies
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Class placement is determined by standardized testing and teacher  recommendation.  The classes work on all aspects of English: speaking, reading, and writing.  Classes range from the beginning level with “survival” English to advanced skills that prepare students for regular high school English classes.
TIPS FOR SUMMER: 
Check out English books with tapes at the local library.
Create your own dictionary using Spanish to English, or Japanese to English words with pictures of essential school tools and everyday items.
Watch movies in English.
Find an email pen pal who speaks English and write back and forth to them.
Keep a journal in English.
Practice speaking using a mirror.
Check out the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge online. This is a free virtual reading log where students record the amount they’ve read.
Go to Newsela online and read, read, read!


Consejos para el Verano
Vayan por libros con cintas de audio de la biblioteca.
Haz tu propio diccionario con palabras en español e inglés o japonés a ingles con imágenes de herramientas escolares esenciales y artículos cotidianos.
Miren películas en inglés.
Busquen un amigo de correspondencia que hable inglés y escríbanse uno al otro. 
Mantengan un diario en inglés.
Practiquen hablando en un espejo.
Visiten la página Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge, esto es un registro de lectura virtual gratuito donde los alumnos registran la cantidad que han aprendido.
Visiten la página Newsela y lean lean lean!

FINE ARTS

            TITLE:  AP History of Art 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The AP Art History course welcomes students into the global art world to engage with its forms and content as they research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, and responses to and interpretations of art. By investigating specific course content of 250 works
of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, the students
develop in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective.
Students learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis to engage with
a variety of art forms, developing understanding of individual works and interconnections
across history.  Students may opt to take the college board exam for this subject in May.  A score of 3 or above may qualify for college credit.

TITLE:  General Music 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course seeks to give students in grades 9-12 an understanding of the elements, history, and role of music in today’s society.  The course will encourage active participation in performing and creating music through a balanced comprehensive and sequential program of study.  In addition, a correlation between music, the other arts, and academic disciplines will be included.  

TITLE:  Guitar I
Credits: ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Guitar class will introduce how to play guitar to students who are interested or honevocal the skills of more experienced players. It will introduce note reading, music theory, music history and performance skills. The class will combine elements of music performance and music knowledge to create well-rounded guitar players. Students interested will supply their own guitar to participate. There is no pre-requisite for this course. Knowledge of music is not a requirement either.

            TITLE:  Instrumental Music
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The first semester will emphasize marching band.  The second semester will emphasize concert band.  

TITLE:  Piano I
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Piano I Class provides students with the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the skills and techniques required to play the piano. Topics covered include music reading skills, correct keyboard fingering and technique, and general musicality. Students work individually at their own pace with teacher supervision and instruction.  

           TITLE:  Theater Arts
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Theater courses help students experience and develop skill in one or more aspects of theatrical production. Introductory courses provide an overview of theatrical elements including acting, set design, stage management, directing, playwriting, and production. Advanced courses concentrate on extending and refining dramatic technique, expanding students’ exposure to different types of theatrical styles, genres, and traditions, and increasing their participation in public productions.

            TITLE:  Visual Art I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Visual Art: Comprehensive I is an introductory art course designed to provide students with problem-solving experiences in two and three-dimensional media, with an emphasis on design elements and design principles. This course enables students to explore several art forms (e.g., drawing, painting, two- and three-dimensional design, and sculpture) and to create individual works of art. This course emphasizes observations, interpretations of the visual environment, visual communication, imagination, and symbolism.  The main objective of this course is to prepare students to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers with an appreciation of the fine arts.
TIPS:  Visit youtube.com to search for “Elements of Art” & “Principles of Design” and watch videos to become familiar with these concepts.  Practice some observational sketches.

            TITLE:  Visual Art II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DISCRIPTION:  Visual Art: Comprehensive II enable students to explore several art forms in a variety of media, styles and genre and to create individual works of art. Building on knowledge acquired in Visual Art: Comprehensive I, students will work in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media (eg., soft pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic paint, soft sculpture, and clay).  Visual Art: Comprehensive II covers the language, materials, media, and processes of a particular art form and the design elements used. Students develop and refine their skills while also developing their own artistic styles following and breaking from traditional conventions.
TIPS:  Visit youtube.com to search for “Elements of Art” & “Principles of Design” and watch videos to review these concepts.  Begin to think about what is your style as an artist.  Look around and draw, draw, draw!

TITLE:  Visual Art III
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DISCRIPTION: Visual Art:  Comprehensive III is for students who have excelled in Visual Art 1 and Visual Art 2 and are serious in continuing their studies in Visual Arts.  This course focuses on art production, portfolio development, planning, research, writing and critique.  Artists will more deeply explore concepts covered in Visual Art 1 and Visual Art 2.   This advanced course encourages students to refine their skills while also developing their own artistic styles following and breaking from traditional conventions. This course will also include the study of major artists, art movements, and styles. Students will be expected to work more independently on projects and will be encouraged to go above and beyond project specifications.
TIPS:  Review color theories and styles of various artists.  Create multiple sketches and continue to draw in your sketchbooks

            TITLE:  Visual Art-Drawing/Photography
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Visual Arts: Drawing courses provide a foundation in drawing using a variety of techniques and media (such as pen-and-ink, pencil, chalk, and so on) in both black and white and color, emphasizing observation and interpretation of the visual environment, life drawing, and imaginative drawing. These courses typically include applying the elements of art and principles of design, along with a study of art and artists from a worldwide perspective, and instruction in the critique process. Advanced courses may encourage students to refine their creative processes and develop their own artistic styles following and breaking from traditional conventions.
Visual Arts: Photography courses provide students with an understanding of photographic media, techniques, and processes. These courses focus on development of photographic compositions through manipulation of the fundamental processes of artistic expression. Students may learn to make meaningful visual statements with an emphasis on personal creative expression to communicate ideas, feelings, or values.  Students engage in critiques of their photographic images, the works of other students, and those by professional photographers for the purpose of reflecting on and refining work.
TIPS:  (Drawing) Practice some observational sketches and drawings from your imagination.  (Photography) Practice taking photographs of many different objects, people, and places.

TITLE:  Painting
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Visual Arts: Painting courses provide a foundation in painting using a variety of techniques and media (such as watercolor, tempera, oils, acrylics), emphasizing observation and interpretation of the visual environment, life drawing, and imaginative painting. These courses typically include applying the elements of art and principles of design, along with a study of art and artists from a worldwide perspective, and instruction in the critique process. Advanced courses may encourage students to refine their creative processes and develop their own artistic styles following and breaking from traditional conventions.  This class requires teacher approval.
TIPS:  Review color theories and painting techniques from various artists
            
            TITLE:  Vocal Music I
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Vocal Music I is a beginning choir that will introduce students to singing in an ensemble.  They will learn vocal technique and will perform in select concerts.

            TITLE:  Select Choir
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Vocal Music II is an intermediate choir that will be singing harmonies and multi part songs.  This choir will be the “performing” choir.  Students are selected through an audition process.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

TITLE:  French I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students to understand, speak, read and write elementary standard French in various French speaking cultures as well as their own culture.  Students also learn about (the French language and) French cultures.  Students will be prepared for French II after having successfully completed this course.

TITLE:  French II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students to expand upon their knowledge of and skills in French I to learn more vocabulary and application skills.  A successful completion of the course, will prepare students for the intermediate study of the language and cultures in French III or a university equivalent course.

            TITLE:  Spanish I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course will set the stage for communication, strengthen proficiency through meaningful communicative contexts, and build vocabulary for success from recognition to production. I will follow a clear lesson progression to build success, present grammar concepts visually to improve comprehension and retention and cultivate better writing through the writing process. Students will experience different cultures and will be supported with varied learning styles and ability levels.
By the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
Say the alphabet and count in Spanish.
Tell time in Spanish. 
Extend greetings to others and engage in simple conversations in Spanish. 
Describe themselves and others in Spanish. 
Talk about their family and home. 
Navigate and engage with media (websites, songs, films, etc.) in Spanish. 
Speak knowledgeably about someSpanish  history and cultural traditions. 
Make connections between the Spanish language and the roots of the English language. 
Compare and contrast Spanish  culture and American culture.

TITLE:  Spanish II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed for students continuing from level 1 of Spanish. Students build upon the receptive skills in listening and understanding the instructional lessons delivered in the target language. Gradually, students begin to use the target language to respond, ask questions, make requests, manipulate and discuss the lesson elements. Greater emphasis is placed on reading and writing skills. The culture of the various French-speaking countries is integrated into the instructional activities and reading materials.
By the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
Tell where someone is going. 
Say what someone is going to do using the future tense. 
Identify and shop for food, asking for specific quantities.
Talk about what someone wants to do or is able to do. 
Identify and describe articles of clothing, including color and size preferences. 
Compare people and things. 
Express opinions and make observations. 
Talk about people and things as a group
Speak knowledgeably about some French history and cultural traditions. 
Compare and contrast French culture and American culture.

            TITLE: Spanish III
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This class will provide students interested in an advanced study of Spanish the opportunity to expand his/her knowledge of the Spanish language and the cultures where Spanish is the dominant language.  This course would heavily incorporate the use of literature, cinema, and music produced in the regions of the world where Spanish is spoken.

TITLE: Spanish III - H
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to maximize a student’s knowledge of Spanish language and culture.  Students in level 3 Spanish class are expected to reach the performance target of Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL scale. Currently, the primary textbook for this class is ¡Qué Chévere! 3, from EMC publishing.  In addition to the textbook, students are required to access audio and video media, articles and other information through various internet resources.  Because this is an honors course, students are also required to submit extended writing assignments in both English and Spanish.  Google Classroom, Google Docs and other Google Apps are used frequently for this class. Students are also required to participate in independent sustained reading in Spanish.  These readings are taken from newspaper articles, professional journal articles, short stories, and novels.  Periodically, students are required to demonstrate their abilities to communicate in Spanish.  The mastery of the skills required for these performance assessments are outlined in rubric form, which is provided beforehand.  These assessments can be administered individually or may be the culmination of a small group project.  

TIPS:  
Practice, practice, practice. Use oline sites such as , www.duolingo.com, https://www.avancemos.conjuguemos.com
Listen to Spanish radio shows or other online content in Spanish.
Watch Spanish TV shows/movies/VLOGS.  Read subtitles in English to help grasp content. 
Read Spanish  language news articles, BLOGS, websites …
Listen to Spanish  music that you like… sing along and focus on pronunciations.
Use Mnemonics, or a memorizing device to help you remember words.
Visualize words. Try to associate words with images to help you remember meanings. 


HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

            TITLE:  Anatomy and Physiology
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Anatomy and Physiology is designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with pathophysiology (disease).
Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to (1) apply the gross anatomy from earlier courses to a deeper understanding of all body systems, (2) identify the organs and structures of the support and movement systems, (3) relate the structure and function of the communication, control, and integration system, and (4) demonstrate a professional, working understanding of transportation, respiration, excretory, and reproduction systems.


            TITLE:  Clinical Intership
CREDIT:
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Clinical Internship is a capstone course and work-based learning experience designed to provide students with real-world application of skills and knowledge obtained in a pre-requisite Health Science course. Prior to beginning work at a clinical site, students must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and deemed competent in basic first aid, body mechanics, Standard Precaution guidelines, and confidentiality.  Students will be placed in healthcare facilities within our community to gain real-world, hands-on experience in the healthcare field 

            TITLE:  Diagnostic Medicine
CREDIT:  1    
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course establishes a picture of an individual's health at a given point.  This could include, but is not limited to, cardiology, imaging, medical laboratory, radiology, and other forms of diagnostic medicine.

TITLE:  Health Science Education
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the fields of biotechnology research, therapeutics, health informatics, diagnostics, and support services.  Upon completion of this course, a student proficient in Health Science Education will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, explain the 
legal and ethical ramifications of the healthcare setting, and begin to perform foundational healthcare skills. This course will serve as a strong foundation for all of the health science programs of study. Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy in Technical Subjects.  

            TITLE:  Medical Terminology
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:   This courseis designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.  

            TITLE:  Medical Therapeutics
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:    Medical Therapeutics is an applied course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in therapeutic and nursing services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in therapeutics services; assess, monitor, evaluate, and report patient/client health status; and identify the purpose and components of treatments.
This is the second course in the Therapeutic Nursing Services program of study.   This course satisfies one of three credits required for an elective focus when taken in conjunction with other Health Science courses.  

            TITLE:  Nursing Education 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Course Description: Certifying Classes
Nursing Education is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, maintain residents’ rights and independence, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a nursing assistant.
At the conclusion of this course, students may sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) exam, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Course Description: Non-Certifying
Nursing Education is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. These students will gain this knowledge by a group project-based study; research, relevance, collecting and structuring.
TIPS:  
Be prepared to engage in class.
Be in class.  Attendance is extremely important.
Do not get behind on assigned work and tasks.  
Use the course syllabus as a guide for expectations and classroom procedures.
Start looking at medical vocabulary now
How to be prepared for the course content – 
Begin reviewing and becoming familiar with medical terminology.
Job shadow or volunteer in medical settings as often as possible.
 
 

MATH

            TITLE:  Algebra I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Algebra I emphasizes linear and quadratic expressions, equations, and functions. This course also introduces students to polynomial and exponential functions with domains in the integers. Students explore the structures of and interpret functions and other mathematical models. Students build upon previous knowledge of equations and inequalities to reason, solve, and represent equations and inequalities numerically and graphically.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHSS7

            TITLE:  Algebra I-H
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course includes everything that is in the Algebra I course, but it has more depth and is taught at a faster pace.  Some Geometry and Algebra II concepts are covered.  The student is expected to be self-motivated and capable of doing independent as well as group work.

            TITLE:  Algebra II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Algebra II emphasizes polynomial, rational and exponential expressions, equations, and functions. This course also introduces students to the complex number system, basic trigonometric functions, and foundational statistics skills such as interpretation of data and making statistical inferences. Students build upon previous knowledge of equations and inequalities to reason, solve, and represent equations and inequalities numerically and graphically.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHT8i

            TITLE: Algebra II-H
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course has the same curriculum as Algebra II but is taught with more depth and at a faster pace.  Some Pre-calculus concepts are introduced at this level.

            TITLE:  AP Calculus AB
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Calculus is designed for students interested in STEM-based careers and builds on the concepts studied in precalculus. The study of calculus on the high school level includes a study of limits, derivatives, and an introduction to integrals. Calculus includes the following domains and clusters: ∙ Limits of Functions o Understand the concept of the limit of a function. ∙ Behavior of Functions ∙ Continuity ∙ Understand the Concept of the Derivative ∙ Computing and Applying Derivatives ∙ Understanding Integrals ∙ Calculate and Apply Integrals.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHUWQ

            TITLE:  Geometry
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Geometry emphasizes similarity, right triangle trigonometry, congruence, and modeling geometry concepts in real life situations. Students build upon previous knowledge of similarity, congruence, and triangles to prove theorems and reason mathematically. This course also introduces students to geometric constructions and circles. Students show a progression of mastery and understanding of the use and application of surface area and volume.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHO0j

            TITLE: Geometry-H
CREDIT: 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course includes the same concepts taught in geometry but with more depth and a faster pace.  Some Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus are included.

TITLE:  Pre-Calculus w/ Trig
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Precalculus is designed to prepare students for college level STEM focused courses. Students extend their knowledge of the complex number system to use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations. Topics for student mastery include vectors and matrix quantities, sequences and series, parametric equations, and conic sections. Students use previous knowledge to continue progressing in their understanding of trigonometric functions and using regression equations to model quantitative data.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHUNO

            TITLE:  Pre-Calculus w/ Trig - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course includes one semester of trigonometry, and a second semester covering functions and graphs of polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices and determinants.  Particular emphasis is placed on analyzing problems in three ways:  from a numerical outlook, from an algebraic approach, and from a graphical perspective.

TITLE:  Pre-Calculus w/ Trig – State Dual Credit
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The statewide dual credit initiative provides academically challenging high school courses that are aligned to postsecondary standards.  Students who pass the course challenge exam earn credit thatn can be applied to any public postsecondary institution in Tennessee.  Tennessee high school and college facult worked together to develop the learning objectives and challenge exam for each course.

TITLE:  Applied Mathematical Concepts
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Applications and modeling using mathematics are the primary foci of this course. Sample potential applications for topics are listed below: Counting, Combinatorics, and Probability ∙ Counting hands of cards, code words, license plates, phone numbers, make-up of committees, etc. ∙ Probabilities associated with games (such as using games from The Price is Right) Financial Math ∙ Amortization and loans (copayments, credit cards, loans, etc.) ∙ Compound interest; comparing payments, interest rates, length of loan period, investments, etc. ∙ Computing taxes ∙ Computing paychecks (deductions, social security payments, etc.) ∙ Comparing insurance plans (term vs. whole life) ∙ Annuities Linear Programming ∙ Maximizing capacity while minimizing costs.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHUS4

TITLE:  Applied Mathematical Concepts - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Applications and modeling using mathematics are the primary foci of this course. Sample potential applications for topics are listed below: Counting, Combinatorics, and Probability ∙ Counting hands of cards, code words, license plates, phone numbers, make-up of committees, etc. ∙ Probabilities associated with games (such as using games from The Price is Right) Financial Math ∙ Amortization and loans (copayments, credit cards, loans, etc.) ∙ Compound interest; comparing payments, interest rates, length of loan period, investments, etc. ∙ Computing taxes ∙ Computing paychecks (deductions, social security payments, etc.) ∙ Comparing insurance plans (term vs. whole life) ∙ Annuities Linear Programming ∙ Maximizing capacity while minimizing costs.  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOhJHUS4

TITLE:  Statistics 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of the statistics course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data.  Students are exposed to 
four broad conceptual themes:  Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data; Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability; Using Probability to Make Decisions; Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions.  The Standards for Mathematical Practice are an important feature of all math courses.

Tips and Strategies to be Successful in Math Courses:
 Do your homework—ALL OF IT
Know your math basics: integer operations, multiplication facts
Be there—Don’t miss class
Find a study partner
Analyze and understand your mistakes
GET HELP FAST!!!
Ask questions—they help other students too
Algebra 1 must be mastered—It is the foundation for everything else
Understand what the calculator is doing

P.E., HEALTH, DRIVER'S EDUCATION

            TITLE:  Driver Training
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course teaches and develops safe driving skills.  Driver's education consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction with videos and guest speakers and 6 hours of road practice and experience in real life situations.
TIPS:  
Study/Read the Tennessee Comprehensive Driver’s License Manual
Attempt/Secure your learner’s permit or driver’s license (not required, but heavily recommended)
Practice! Practice! Practice! We only drive with you 6 times (including your test), so it is to your advantage to practice driving before beginning the class.
Practice in various driving situations.  This includes driving on different types of roadways, different areas (city and residential), and at varying times of day.
            TITLE:  JROTC I and II
CREDIT:  1 Credit JROTC - 1st Yr. and 1 Credit Wellness - 2nd Yr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides interested students with the opportunity to receive one credit in Lifetime Wellness and one credit in JROTC.  Students will receive Lifetime Wellness, P.E., and Health while receiving instruction in leadership, citizenship, government, communication, history, first aid, and physical training.

            TITLE:  JROTC III
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides interested students with one year of instruction in leadership, citizenship, government, communication, history, and first aid.  Special conditions, such as military drills, ceremonies, and physical training will be emphasized in this course.

            TITLE:  JROTC IV
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides advanced training in JROTC.  Students will be trained in and will implement staff leadership skills.  Emphasis is placed on leadership and citizenship instruction.  

            TITLE: Lifetime Wellness - HL
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This required course emphasizes the practical application of knowledge to healthful living. The text used is Glencoe Health (2009 Edition). Wise decision-making skills are developed as students explore health related areas such as wellness, mental and emotional health, nutrition, diseases and disorders, physical fitness, substance abuse, growth and development, abstinence, reproductive health, communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, abuse and violence prevention, sexual harassment, and consumer health decisions. Students are encouraged to take personal responsibility in making healthy decisions in regard to their physical and emotional wellbeing
TIPS:  
Be prepared for note taking in class
Keep up with your class folder and make sure all class notes/work is in the folder
Turn in all assignments
Know your school email and password for logging in to Google Classroom
For additional information about topics covered in class visit:
https://www.thetruth.com/take-action
https://www.drugfreeworld.org/
https://teenshealth.org/en/teens/
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ 


TITLE: Lifetime Wellness – PE
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The goal of this course is to educate students on the basics for lifelong physical health.  These will be measured by an abbreviated version of the Presidential Fitness Test in conjunction with the Pacer Test.  These tools will be used to evaluate students for the duration of the course.  This course will also provide students with a basic skill set and understanding of sport rules, strategies, and gameplay that will contribute to lifelong physical health.

            TITLE:  PE II 
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The goal of this course is to educate students on the basics for lifelong physical health.  These will be measured by an abbreviated version of the Presidential Fitness Test in conjunction with the Pacer Test.  These tools will be used to evaluate students for the duration of the course.  This course will also provide students with a basic skill set and understanding of sport rules, strategies, and gameplay that will contribute to lifelong physical health.
TIPS:  
Daily dress out and participation are a requirement of this course.
An open mind and good attitude.
Adequate scores on the Pacer and Presidential Fitness Tests

TITLE: PE III        
CREDIT: ½ - 1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed and programmed for beginning lifters to learn and understand the components of strength and how they relate to physical performance.  Students in this class will be expected to take it seriously as it is an elective class and they have chosen to enroll.  This class will primarily be focused on how to improve strength but will also teach students the importance of cardiovascular endurance and mobility.  This class will be a performance based class and students will be measured as such.  A baseline max will be performed to begin each semester and students should increase this as the semester progresses.  There will be periodic performance tests to ensure student growth.  
TIPS:
Attendance, regular participation, and dress out is a must for success
Eagerness to learn and work hard
Ability to listen and follow directions are a must due to safety concerns.  Horseplay and class disruptions will not be tolerated.

SCIENCES

TITLE:  Biology I
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is a standard based examination of the interactions that exist between living things and their environment as students study living structures and functions.  Topics studied and objectives covered include cells, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics and biotechnology, interactions (ecology), biological evolution, and diversity. 

TITLE:  Biology I-H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is a standard based examination of the interactions that exist between living things and their environment as students study living structures and functions.  Topics studied and objectives covered include cells, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics and biotechnology, interactions (ecology), biological evolution, and diversity. 

TITLE:  AP Biology
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is the equivalent of a college freshman biology class.  Detailed study on the biochemistry level is done in the major areas of biology.  In addition to earning high school credit, a student may earn college credit by passing a College Board test at the end of the year.  Content areas include genetics, evolution, cells, organisms, and ecology.

TITLE:  Chemistry I 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is an introductory chemistry course that prepares students for college chemistry.  Topics studied include properties of matter and the relationships between different kinds of matter.

TITLE:  Chemistry I-H
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is an introductory chemistry course that prepares students for college chemistry.  Topics studied include properties of matter and the relationships between different kinds of matter.

TITLE:  AP Chemistry
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  AP Chemistry is an in-depth study of chemistry, amplifying and extending concepts covered in the general chemistry class.  The class will be taught on the same level as introductory college chemistry courses, and it is possible for students to earn college credit based on their performance on a national test administered in May by the College Board.  Topics covered include kinetics, equilibrium, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, stoichiometry, and organic chemistry.

TITLE:  Physics 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Physics is the branch of science that describes motion, electricity, sound, light and many other topics.  Students will learn about the pursuit of science and scientific data, velocity, acceleration, gravity, Newton’s laws of motion, vectors, momentum, energy, heat, sound, light, and electricity. Standard physics covers the same topics as Honors physics, but focuses more on the concepts than the more rigorous mathematics.


TITLE:  Physics - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Physics is the branch of science that describes motion, electricity, sound, light and many other topics.  Students will learn about the pursuit of science and scientific data, velocity, acceleration, gravity, Newton’s laws of motion, vectors, momentum, energy, heat, sound, light, and electricity. This course utilizes more math than standard physics, but has more concept foundations that AP physics. The course will also differ from standard physics in the length, depth, and/or complexity per topic.

TITLE:  AP Physics 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This class typically creates scenarios and poses problems so students will question and explore the nature of the universe.  Utilizing a variety of problem-solving strategies individually and in teams helps create a dynamic learning expectation that extends into labs as well as typical homework.
COURSE GOALS:  
Physics knowledge – Basic knowledge of the discipline of physics, including phenomenology, theories and techniques, and general principles.
Problem solving – Ability to ask physical questions and to obtain solutions to physical questions by use of qualitative and quantitative reasoning and by experimental investigation.
Student attributes – Fostering of important student attributes, including appreciation of the physical world and the discipline of physics, curiosity, creativity, and reasoned skepticism.
Connections – Understanding connections of physics to other disciplines and to societal issues. 

TITLE:  AP Environmental Science 
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The AP Environmental Science course is a full year academic course designed to be the equivalent of an introductory level college science course. The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks, and examine alternate solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The following themes provide a foundation for the structure of the AP Environmental Course; science is a process, energy conversions underlying  ecological processes, the Earth is one interconnected system, humans alter natural systems, environmental problems have a social, political, and cultural context, and human survival depends on developing and practicing sustainable systems.
TIPS:  AP Environmental Science is a very intense class that will require the student to do outside readings, independent study and projects to be successful in the class and on the AP Environmental Exam. The inquiry approach to learning AP Environmental Science will open up a new problem solving way of thinking for students. All instructional time will be used to maximize student learning by focusing on content specific and constructive assignments. Students are expected to take notes, participate in class and lab, keep up to date with class and reading assignments and to study, study, and study some more outside of class. Attendance is one of the most important factors in student success; therefore, be at school. If you are not here, you will miss out on a lot of information because we will be covering material on a strict schedule. The student may preview any of the material through navigating the college board material for AP Environmental Science at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-environmental-science. The student can also take a practise exams at  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-environmental-science/assessment.

    TITLE:  Human Anatomy and Physiology - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides the student with the basic concepts, terminology and interrelationships of human anatomy and physiology. Human Anatomy and Physiology is a laboratory science course that consists of an in-depth study of the body systems that maintain homeostasis from anatomical, physiological, and histological perspectives. Students explore the body’s structures and functions through an inquiry approach. Students will investigate: Inquiry; Technology and Engineering; Anatomical Orientation; Protection, Support, and Movement; Integration and Regulation; Transportation; Absorption and Excretion; Reproduction, Growth, and Development. Students will also be required to learn the foundation of terminology as related to scientific terms. Students who successfully pass the class requirements will receive one regular life science credit.  A more in depth explanation of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Standards can be found on the State of Tennessee website and other information about this and all classes and policies may be found at www.warrenschools.com

TITLE:  Physical Science
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Physical science is an overview course that exposes students to a large number of the concepts found in both chemistry and physics. The first semester is devoted to chemistry and the second to physics. The course provides students with a solid foundation to build upon in more advanced science classes. Course instruction will meet the Physical Science curriculum standards set forth by the State of Tennessee Department of Education. These standards include matter and its interactions, motion and stability, energy, and waves and their application in technology for information transfer. Students will be taught using varied methods of instruction including classroom lecture, demonstrations, and laboratory activities. Technology will be used in the classroom and laboratory to increase and improve our ability to observe and test hypotheses.
TIPS:  
Good attendance-Be here!
Study daily! Reread notes and do practice problems.
Ask questions when you don’t understand.
Do your homework!

TITLE:  Physical Science-H
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Honors Physical Science is a course that intended for those students with an established background in math.  It exposes students to a large number of concepts in both physics and chemistry.  The course provides students with a solid foundation of varied concepts to build upon in more advanced courses of study.  This course will be taught to meet Physical Science curriculum standards as set forth by the Tennessee State Department of Education.  These standards include matter and its interactions, motion and stability, energy, and waves and their application in technology for information transfer.  Students will be taught through varied methods of instruction including classroom lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and laboratory experiences.  Technology will be used in the classroom and laboratory to increase and improve our ability to observe and test hypotheses. 
TIPS:  
Good attendance-Be here!
Study daily! Reread notes and do practice problems.
Ask questions when you don’t understand.
Do your homework!

SOCIAL STUDIES

TITLE:  Psychology
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students will study the development of scientific attitudes and skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific methodology. Students will also examine the structure and function of the nervous system in human and non-human animals, the processes of sensation and perception, and life span development. Students will study social cognition, influence, and relations. Students will examine social and cultural diversity and diversity among individuals. Students will study memory, including encoding, storage, and retrieval of memory. Students will also study perspectives of abnormal behavior and categories of psychological disorders, including treatment thereof. Students will elaborate on the importance of drawing evidence-based conclusions about psychological phenomena and gain knowledge on a wide array of issues on both individual and global levels. Throughout the course, students will examine connections between content areas within psychology and relate psychological knowledge to everyday life. Students will explore the variety of careers available to those who study psychology.
TIPS:  
Come to class prepared.
Participate in daily conversations and activities.
Practice applying the content material to everyday life. 
Read associated chapters in the textbook prior to all unit exams.

TITLE:  Psychology – State Dual Credit
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Statewide Dual Credit Psychology is a college-level course taught at the high-school level. SDC Psychology learning objectives are developed by Tennessee high school and college faculty in order to ensure alignment with post-secondary standards. Students enrolling in this course will examine the systematic and scientific study behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.
TIPS:
Come to class prepared.
Participate in daily conversations and activities.
Practice applying the content material to everyday life. 
Read associated chapters in the textbook prior to all unit exams.

TITLE:  AP Psychology
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.
TIPS:  
Come to class prepared.
Participate in daily conversations and activities.
Practice applying the content material to everyday life.
Read associated chapters in the textbook prior to all unit exams. 

TITLE:  U S Government & Civics
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students will study the purposes, principles, and practices of American government as established by the Constitution.  Students are expected to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and how to exercise these rights and responsibilities in local, state, and national government.  Students will learn the structure and processes of the government of the state of Tennessee and various local governments.  The reading of primary source documents is a dkey feature of the Univted States Government and Civics standards.

TITLE:  AP U S Government
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:   AP U.S. Government and Politics provides a college-level, nonpartisan introduction to key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States.  Students will study U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other texts and visuals to gain an understanding of the relationships and interactions among political institutions, processes, and behaviors.  They will also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments.  In addition, they will complete a political science research or applied civics project.  

TITLE:  U S History & Geography
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  American history surveys a period beginning with pre-Columbian Indians and ending with the twentieth-century United States.  In addition, students will study Colonial America, the National Period with emphasis on the Constitution, and the major historical themes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The survey will focus on political, economic, social, and cultural developments, 
and students must master factual information.  Each student should develop proficiency in social science skills.  Each student should look at historical facts from a critical perspective in order to answer not only "what happened" but "why it happened."

TITLE:  U S History & Geography – State Dual Credit
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Statewide dual credit classes are college-level courses taught at the high-school level by trained high-school teachers.  Course learning objectives are developed by Tennessee high school and college faculty in order to ensure alignment with post-secondary standards.  All statewide dual credit courses are approved by the Consortium for Cooperative Innovative Education before they can be offered as a part of the state’s current pilot program (see Public Chapter 967 for more information).  All students enrolled in a statewide dual credit course take the online challenge exam, which is used to assess mastery of the postsecondary-level learning objectives. Students which meet or exceed the exam ‘cut score’ receive college credit that can be applied to any Tennessee public postsecondary institution. Exam scores are reported on the high school transcript to ensure postsecondary credit is accurately awarded but are not used in any state accountability measures.
TIPS:  Summer Scholar Preparation:
Effectively decipher higher level reading topics and comprehension skills
Analyze and summarize primary and secondary sources
Compare and contrast various topics throughout US History from Post- Civil War Reconstruction-Current
Sourcing documents for research and writing with historically accurate content
Contextualize documents within a given time period 
Corroborate with secondary sources to ensure accuracy and depth of knowledge
Effectively write and organize thoughts into a coherent, well-developed essay

TITLE:  AP U S History
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  In AP U.S. History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change. The course also provides eight themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; work, exchange, and technology; geography and the environment; migration and settlement; politics and power; America in the world; American and regional culture; and social structures.

Summer Scholar Preparation:

Effectively decipher higher level reading topics and comprehension skills
Analyze and summarize primary and secondary sources
Compare and contrast various topics throughout US History from Pre-Columbus-Current
Sourcing documents for research and writing with historically accurate content
Contextualize documents within a given time period 
Corroborate with secondary sources to ensure accuracy and depth of knowledge
Effectively write and organize thoughts into a coherent, well-developed essay

TITLE:  Contemporary Issues
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  In this course students study various dynamic issues facing today’s society enabling them to discover their values and responsibilities.  Students will utilize different learning methods to research, discuss, debate and formulate opinions on those contemporary issues.  

TITLE:  Economics
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, and voters.  Key elements of the course include the study of scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, national income determination, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade.  Students will examine the key economic philosophies and economists who have influenced the economies around the world in the past and present.  Informational text and primary sources will play an instrumental part of the study of economics where it is appropriate.
TIPS:  
Try a couple of practice essays to get comfortable with writing
Reorganize your notes after you take them
Watch or read any news sources that deal with the economy
Be prepared and on time
Turn in all assignments 

TITLE:  Sociology
CREDIT:  ½
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Sociology is the study of people and their roles in society.  In-depth study of culture, social institutions, social change, collective behaviors, and social problems make up the core of study
    
     TITLE:  World Geography
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is a study of the earth as an individual organization with a definite structure, character, and purpose.  The student will investigate the earth as a whole, students will also study the three great geographical elements that it comprises, and the life it supports.  The many culture regions that exist in the world will be studied as they relate to the five themes of geography.  Instructors will emphasize the use, understanding and application of various types of maps as important skills.  

            TITLE:  World History & Geography
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students will study the rise of the nation-state in Europe, the origins and consequences of the Industrial Revolution, political reform in Western Europe, imperialism across the world, and the economic and political roots of the modern world.  Students will explain the causes and consequences of the great military and economic events of the world.  Students will study the rise of nationalism and the continuing persistence of political, ethnic, and religious conflict in many parts of the world.  Students will explore geographic influences on history, with attention to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations from 1750 to the present and the subsequent human geographic issues that dominate the global community.  Additionally, students will examine aspects of technical geography and how these innovations continuously impact geopolitics in the contemporary world.
TIPS:  
Taking Notes:  https://www.wikihow.com/Take-Notes 
You must know some geography:  https://wikihow.com/Learn-Geography
How to read a DBQ:  https://blog.prepscholar.com/what-is-a-dbq-document-based-question
If you’re a visual learner, brush up on your history using YouTube.  Check out these channels:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC510QYIOKNyhy_zdQxnGYw
https://www.youtube.com/user/historychannel
https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
https://youtube.com/channel/UCAiABuhVSMZJMqyv4Ur5XqA

TITLE:  World History & Geography - H
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course offers an in-depth study of world history and geography by using primary and secondary sources.  It is designed to prepare students for the rigorous advanced placement courses, AP U.S. History and AP Government.  The interpretation and use of primary sources is stressed in this course.

TITLE:  AP World History & Geography
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The AP World History course is structured around the investigation of five-course themes and 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present.
This course covers the following themes, periods, and concepts:
Course Themes:
Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Development and Interaction of Cultures
State Building, Expansion, and Conflict
Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Development and Transformation of Social Structures


TITLE:  Criminal Justice I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Criminal Justice I is the first course in Criminal Justice and Correction Services program of study.  It serves as a comprehensive survey of how the law enforcement, legal, and correctional systems interact with each other in the United States.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand the context of local, state, and federal laws, the concepts of crime control and the judicial process, and the importance of communications and professionalism in law enforcement.

TITLE:  Criminal Justice II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Criminal Justice II is the second course in the Criminal Justice and Correction Services program of study.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand the impact of the constitution on law enforcement and police procedure, alcohol and beverage laws, sentencing, and the importance of communications and professionalism in law enforcement.

TITLE:  Criminal Justice III – Criminal Investigations
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Forensic Criminal Investigations is the third course designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the sciences of criminal investigations.  Students will learn terminology and investigation skills related to the crime scene, aspects of criminal behavior, and applications of the scientific inquiry to solve crimes.  By utilizing the scientific inquiry method, students will obtain and analyze evidence through simulated crime scenes and evaluation of case studies.  
Summer Scholars Preparation:

Organization of documents for precise and accurate client preparation
Detail-oriented approach to all tasks
Ability to write with no mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Understanding of legal rights and responsibilities

TITLE:  American Sign Language I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL.  Students will learn the five C's: Communication, Connection, Culture, Community and Comparison. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises.  ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop fundamental conversational skills in ASL.  Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced. 

TITLE:  American Sign Language II
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  ASL II is designed to introduce the student to American Sign Language (ASL) and to the people who use it.  In the study of ASL as a second language, the student will expand his or her knowledge of fundamental ASL grammar and communication, will discover issues unique to the Deaf community in America, and learn that this beautiful, natural, rich language cannot be separate from the community that developed it.  This class requires your attendance, involvement, and practice if you plan to succeed.
TIPS FOR ASL I/ASL II:  
Read the course description and course requirements, and decide if this course will be useful   to you, and if you can manage the workload.
Develop time-management skills.
Develop active listening skills.
Prepare a list of questions to ask concerning the course and course content.
Prepare a list of how this course will be useful to you and record areas where you can incorporate the skills you expect to learn.
Learn your ABC’s in ASL, and practice fingerspelling.
Go to lifeprint.com and go through the first few lessons.
Use an ALS App
Practice animated facial expressions.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM FOR CERTIFIED STUDENTS

TITLE:  Special Education Program
CREDIT:  Variable Credits
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The major function of Special Education Classes is to provide direct instruction to eligible students in a smaller group setting, following the students' Individual Education Plans as required by both federal and state laws.  Special education teachers use multi-sensory techniques to meet learning styles of students.  Modified or adjusted materials are used to meet the individual needs of each student. 

TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION 

TITLE: Architectural & Engineering Design I (CAD I)
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Architectural & Engineering Design I is a foundational course in the Architecture & Construction cluster for students interested in a variety of engineering and design professions. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to create technical drawings of increasing complexity, and utilize these skills to complete the design process and communicate project outcomes. Students will build foundational skills in freehand sketching, fundamental technical drawing, and relatedmeasurement and math. Standards in this course also include career exploration within the technical design industry, as well as an overview of the history and impact of architecture and engineering. In addition, students will begin compiling artifacts for inclusion in a portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study..

TITLE:  Architectural & Engineering Design II (CAD II)
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Architectural & Engineering Design II is the second course in the Architectural & Engineering Design program of study. Students in this course build their skills in developing and representing design ideas using technical drawing and modeling techniques, and apply the design process to solve design problems. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to use computer- Page 2 aided drafting (CAD) software to create multi-view, sectional view, auxiliary view, and threedimensional drawings using industry standard dimensioning and notation. Students will connect drawings with actual physical layouts by building models based on drawings, creating drawings based on objects and other physical layouts, and using software to create basic three-dimensional models. In addition, students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in a portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.

TITLE:  Architectural & Engineering III (CAD III)
CREDIT:  2
COURSE DESCRIPTION:   Architectural & Engineering Design III is the third course in the Architectural & Engineering Design program of study. In this advanced course, students will apply technical drawing and design skills developed in the previous courses to specific architectural and mechanical design projects and contexts. In the process, students will expand their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by assessing the requirements of a project alongside the available resources in order to accomplish Primary Career Cluster.

TITLE:  Structural Systems I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students for careers in residential and commercial carpentry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in framing buildings. Students will be able to frame floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, and stairs while safely employing tools and interpreting construction drawings to complete projects. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating proper measurement and application of mathematical concepts. Standards in this course also include principles of the construction industry and business and project management.

TITLE:  Structural Sytems II
CREDIT:  1-2
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is an advanced-level course that builds on the introductory skills learned in the Fundamentals of Construction and Structural Systems I courses. This course will explore advanced framing, the physics of structural loads, and the coverings and finishes of structural systems. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to install interior and exterior finishing, including roofing, siding, thermal and moisture protection components, drywall, doors, and trim. Throughout the course, students will interpret construction drawings to complete projects, Page 2 implementing material estimating procedures and safe working practices. Standards in this course also expand on principles of the construction industry and delve deeper into business and project management strategies. Students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in their portfolios, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.

TITLE:  Introduction to Collision Repair
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is a foundational course in the Automotive Collision Repair program of study for students interested in learning more about automotive collision repair technician careers. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to identify and explain the basic steps in the collision repair process, emphasizing the tools, equipment, and materials used. They will be able to describe the major parts of an automobile body and safely perform basic procedures in preparing automotive panels for repair, applying body filling, and preparing surfaces for painting. Standards in this course include career investigation of the opportunities in automotive collision Page 2 repair as well as an overview of the history of automobile design and construction. Students completing the Automotive Collision Repair program of study will be eligible to take the examination for Automotive Student Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Collision Repair. Some tasks are assigned a "High Priority (HP)" designation. NATEF accredited programs must include at least 95% of the HP-I (Individual) tasks and 90% of the HP-G (Group) tasks in the curriculum.

TITLE:  Collision Repair I (Non Structural)
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is for students who wish to obtain in-depth knowledge and skills in repair procedures for non-structural repairs in preparation for postsecondary training and careers as collision repair technicians. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to analyze non-structural collision damage and write and revise repair plans. Students will read and interpret technical texts to determine, understand, and safely perform appropriate repair techniques and procedures. Standards in this course include preparing vehicles for repair, removing and replacing panels and body components, metal finishing, body filling, removing and replacing moveable glass and hardware, metal welding and cutting, and repair of plastics. Students completing the Automotive Collision Repair program of study will be eligible to take the examination for Automotive Student Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Collision Repair. Students completing this course will be eligible to take the examination for ASE Professional Certification in Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3). Some tasks are assigned a "High Priority (HP)" designation. NATEF accredited programs must include at least 95% of the HP-I (Individual) tasks and 90% of the HP-G (Group) tasks in the curriculum.

TITLE:  Collision Repair II (Painting and Refinishing)
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Painting & Refinishing is for students who wish to obtain in-depth knowledge and skills in automotive painting and refinishing procedures in preparation for postsecondary trainingand careers as collision repair technicians. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to develop, document, and implement refinishing plans for given vehicles. Students will read and interpret technical texts to determine, understand, and safely perform appropriate repair techniques and procedures. Standards in this course include surface preparation; spray gun and related equipment operation, paint mixing, matching, and applying; diagnosis and correction of paint defects; and final detailing. Students completing the Automotive Collision Repair program of study will be eligible to take the examination for Automotive Student Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Collision Repair Students completing this course will be eligible to take the examination for ASE Professional Certification in Painting & Refinishing (B2). Some tasks are assigned a "High Priority (HP)" designation. NATEF accredited programs must include at least 95% of the HP-I (Individual) tasks and 90% of the HP-G (Group) tasks in the curriculum.

TITLE:  Collision Repair III
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the capstone course in the Collision Repair program of study. It is intended to prepare students for careers in the automotive repair industry. Upon completion of this course, a student proficient in Damage Analysis, Estimating, and Customer Service will be able to assess collision damage, estimate repair costs, and work with vehicle owners in a professional setting. Utilizing problem-solving strategies and resources developed in this course, including original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manuals, electronic data, and photo analysis of damaged vehicles, students will be prepared to generate work orders in a variety of collision damage situations.

TITLE:  Fundamentals of Construction  
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces students to basic skills and knowledge applicable to all construction trades including carpentry.  Topics covered include safety, construction drawings, site layout, hand and power tools, linear and angular measurements, and application of algebraic and geometric principles to construction problems.

TITLE:  Maintenance and Light Repair I
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair II. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, basic engine fundamentals, and basic technician skills. Upon completing all of the Maintenance and Light Repair courses, students may enter automotive service industry as an ASE Certified MLR Technician. Hours earned in the Maintenance and Light Repair courses may be used toward meeting National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and Tennessee Department of Education standards. NATEF requires that 95% of the P-1 tasks, 80% of the P-2 tasks, and 50% of the P-3 tasks will be accomplished. These tasks are notated in these standards.

TITLE:   Maintenance and Light Repair II
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair III. Students study automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories. Upon completing all of the Maintenance and Light Repair courses, students may enter automotive service industry as an ASE Certified MLR Technician. Hours earned in the Maintenance and Light Repair courses may be used toward meeting National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and Tennessee Department of Education standards. NATEF requires that 95% of the P-1 tasks, 80% of the P-2 tasks, and 50% of the P-3 tasks will be accomplished. These tasks are notated in these standards.

TITLE:  Maintenance and Light Repair III
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair IV. Students study and service suspension and steering systems and brake systems. Upon completing all of the Maintenance and Light Repair courses, students may enter automotive service industry as an ASE Certified MLR Technician. Hours earned in the Maintenance and Light Repair courses may be used toward meeting National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and Tennessee Department of Education standards. NATEF requires that 95% of the P-1 tasks, 80% of the P-2 tasks, and 50% of the P-3 tasks will be accomplished. These tasks are notated in these standards.

TITLE:  Maintenance and Light Repair IV
CREDIT:  1 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course prepares students for entry into the automotive workforce or into post secondary training. Students study and service automotive HVAC systems, engine performance systems, automatic and manual transmission/transaxle systems, and practice workplace soft skills. Upon completing all of the Maintenance and Light Repair courses, students may enter automotive service industry as an ASE Certified MLR Technician. Hours earned in the Maintenance and Light Repair courses may be used toward meeting National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and Tennessee Department of Education standards. NATEF requires that 95% of the P-1 tasks, 80% of the P-2 tasks, and 50% of the P-3 tasks will be accomplished. These tasks are notated in these standards.

OTHER COURSES AND DUAL/JOINT ENROLLMENT COURSES

TITLE:  Journalism (Annual or Newspaper)
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students will understand and utilize oral, written, and visual communication.

TITLE:  Career Exploration
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Career Exploration is an introductory course designed to assist students in (a) discovering their personal strengths and abilities, (b) understanding opportunities available to them in different career areas, and (c) practicing skills necessary to excel in the workforce and in post-secondary learning. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will know and exhibit soft skills (e.g. teamwork, creative thinking, and problem solving), as well as more technical skills (e.g. resume building and written communications) related to career exploration and experience. Students will also learn about and be exposed to existing CTE pathways and elective focus options within a high school setting and will learn how to successfully transition into a district recognized career academy or program of study.
TIPS:  
Take some online learning style quizzes
Pick up a job application and fill out as best you can
Research three to five careers of interest
List some of your long-term goals
Reflect on your personal study skills
Research three to five post-secondary school options


TITLE:  Literacy & Numeracy Courses (RTI)
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (Literacy) This class has been assigned to students who have shown to be struggling readers and who are reading below grade level. Students are screened to determine reading levels and screened to determine who is placed in Reading Intervention. Reading intervention will apply what is known as “active reading” strategies to increase comprehension. The strategies have been tested and proven to improve reading. Being an “active reader,” in short, is where a student uses strategies to help with comprehension that go beyond “paying attention,” or “thinking real hard.” Students will work through different stations each period which will include working on software, individual reading, small group lessons, and one-on-one sessions with the instructor. Each station will assess reading and engage the students in the areas of fluency and/or comprehension with both fiction and nonfiction text. Students will be using reading strategies to locate facts from the text as well as drawing inferences.
TIPS:  

Read often for short periods of time. Set aside a time each day or week for reading topics that interest you. Even topics that are not related to your hobbies or interests can increase your knowledge in areas you know less about.
Choose books or articles at an appropriate level. Make sure the vocabulary is not too advanced. Read the first two or three pages. If you find five or more words you do not comprehend, the text might be too difficult. Try to understand the vocabulary by using context clues before giving up on what a word means.  
Purposely reading for speed is good to practice. Many classes and intervention might have timed tests. Even some state tests such as ACT are timed and speed will help you finish the test. Practice reading at a speed at which you can still comprehend the text, but be aware and purposely try to go as fast as you can but at a comfortable rate.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (Numeracy) Math RTI is an intervention program designed to help students who are below grade level in math. Students are screened to determine who is placed in Math Intervention. Individualized instruction will be provided through teacher directed lessons and proven software designed to find and fix learning gaps with adaptive differentiated instruction. Students will be progress monitored to assess student progress.
TIPS:  Learn all your multiplication, division, addition and subtractions facts. The learner needs to be fluent in these areas. 

The learner will work out all problems on paper. The teacher will need to see where you make your mistakes in order to fix the problem. So, preparing to show your work will help you be more successful.

Plan on doing all of your math homework. Prepare to master the concepts taught in Math class. Prepare to ask for help.

TITLE:  READ 180
CREDIT:  1
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Read 180 is an intensive reading intervention program for students who are reading below grade level.  Designed to meet the needs of older struggling readers, Read 180 provides individualized instruction through teacher-directed lessons, adaptive software, age-appropriate nonfiction and fiction texts, and data-driven differentiation.


DUAL ENROLLMENT:  See your School Counselor for current information on Dual and Joint Enrollment Courses. 
CREDIT BY ARTICULATION/ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Career and Technical Education high school students may receive postsecondary (technology center, community college, or university) credit or contact hours for courses that they take during their high school years.   Articulation Agreement is another term which has frequently been used to describe cooperative written agreements between high schools and postsecondary schools through which students may be eligible to receive postsecondary credit while in high school. Articulation agreements within Tennessee are usually between individual postsecondary schools and secondary schools or school systems. Their provisions vary with the individual agreements.  For additional information contact the career and technical education director.  
Students must meet all the requirements for the post-secondary institution including admission requirements.  Students must have a “B” or better average in the appropriate high school courses that relate to the post-secondary courses, master a predetermined percentage of high school course competencies, demonstrate skill attainment, and complete an exam/assessment.  Parents and students should check with the high school to determine eligibility for courses, availability of courses, course or credit requirements, and cost, if any.   

            Warren County High School currently has articulation agreements with the post-secondary institutions         listed below:
           
            Motlow State Community College
Early Childhood Education Careers
Anatomy & Physiology
Personal Finance

            Nashville Auto Diesel College
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Statewide Agreement)
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Computer Aided Drafting 
Carpentry 
Electrical 

The articulation/credit by assessment opportunities listed above may be subject to change due to agreement updates, modifications in curriculum, changes in high school and post-secondary course offerings, etc.