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AP Music Theory

AP MUSIC THEORY A    PFA024
AP Music Theory courses are designed to be the equivalent of a first-year music theory college course as specified by the College Board. AP Music Theory develops students' understanding of musical structure and compositional procedures. Usually intended for students who already possess performance-level skills, AP Music Theory courses extend and build upon students' knowledge of intervals, scales, chords, metric/rhythmic patterns, and the ways they interact in a composition. Musical notation, analysis, composition, and aural skills are important components of the course.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA067 - AP MUSIC THEORY B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA068 - AP MUSIC THEORY C
      

AP MUSIC THEORY B    PFA067
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA024 - AP MUSIC THEORY A
If you take this course, you must also take PFA068 - AP MUSIC THEORY C
      
AP MUSIC THEORY C    PFA068
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA024 - AP MUSIC THEORY A
If you take this course, you must also take PFA067 - AP MUSIC THEORY B
 

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Band/Orchestra

CONCERT BAND A    PFA016
Concert Band requires some previous playing experience in band or director’s approval. This course is open to all students who have achieved a minimum level of proficiency on a band instrument. Of primary importance in the program is the development of tone quality, fingering techniques, sight reading techniques and flexibility. Suitable literature of all periods and styles will be explored and studied. While some marching is done, this is basically a concert organization. Concert Band is a performing group and members are expected to participate in all performances.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Band experience or director’s approval.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA053 - CONCERT BAND B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA054 - CONCERT BAND C


CONCERT BAND B    PFA053
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Band experience or director’s approval.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA016 - CONCERT BAND A
If you take this course, you must also take PFA054 - CONCERT BAND C
      
CONCERT BAND C    PFA054
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Band experience or director’s approval.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA053 - CONCERT BAND B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA016 - CONCERT BAND A


JAZZ ENSEMBLE A    PFA017
This class is open to students in the upper three years of high school and designed to develop techniques necessary for the successful performance of jazz and “popular” music. The course is oriented so as to acquaint members individually and collectively with the musical demands of the professional musician. The demands of modern music require a workable knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, and conducting, which receive considerable attention. This is a performing group and participation in all performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Concurrent membership in school choir or band and/or band director’s approval or audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA055 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA056 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE C


JAZZ ENSEMBLE B    PFA055
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Concurrent membership in school choir or band and/or band director’s approval or audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA017 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE A
If you take this course, you must also take PFA056 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE C
      
JAZZ ENSEMBLE C    PFA056
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Concurrent membership in school choir or band and/or band director’s approval or audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA055 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA017 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE A


ORCHESTRA A    PFA018
The orchestra will play and study the finest of orchestra literature. Music from all historic periods as well as contemporary music will be studied. This is a performing group and participation in all performances is required. Opportunities for solo and small ensemble work will also exist for orchestra members.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Some previous playing experience for string. Instrument players or audition for wind and percussion players.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA057 - ORCHESTRA B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA058 - ORCHESTRA C


      
ORCHESTRA B    PFA057
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Some previous playing experience for string. Instrument players or audition for wind and percussion players.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA018 - ORCHESTRA A
If you take this course, you must also take PFA058 - ORCHESTRA C
      
ORCHESTRA C    PFA058
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: ome previous playing experience for string. Instrument players or audition for wind and percussion players.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA057 - ORCHESTRA B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA018 - ORCHESTRA A


SYMPHONIC BAND A    PFA015
Symphonic Band consists of the most proficient band musicians in the upper three grades of the school. Participation in this course is based upon competitive tryout. The finest available band literature is studied and performed. An extensive individual technique program is carried on as part of the requirements. While some marching is done, this is basically a concert organization. It makes numerous public performances and membership in the band requires participation in all performances. Opportunity for solo and small ensemble work also exists for band members.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Band director’s approval: audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA051 - SYMPHONIC BAND B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA052 - SYMPHONIC BAND C


      
SYMPHONIC BAND B    PFA051
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Band director’s approval: audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA015 - SYMPHONIC BAND A
If you take this course, you must also take PFA052 - SYMPHONIC BAND C
      
SYMPHONIC BAND C    PFA052
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Band director’s approval: audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA051 - SYMPHONIC BAND B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA015 - SYMPHONIC BAND A
 

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Choir/Chorus

A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR A    PFA019
This is the most advanced choral class offered for high school students. The singing and studying of the finest types of choral literature, plus the review of basic fundamentals all help the A Cappella Choir members develop creative, interpretive, and appreciative abilities. This group does considerable performing and participation in all performances is required of all members. Considerable opportunity is also given for solo and small ensemble work within this group.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Choral director’s approval or an audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA059 - A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR B and PFA060 - A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR C


A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR B    PFA059
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Choral director’s approval or an audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA019 - A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR A and PFA060 - A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR C
      
A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR C    PFA060
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Choral director’s approval or an audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA059 - A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA019 - A CAPPELLA CHOIR/CONCERT CHOIR A


JAZZ CHOIR A    PFA023
This is a selective as well as elective course and is designed to develop the techniques necessary to the successful performance of jazz and "popular" music. The class is performance-oriented and will afford members the opportunity to discover and develop their talents individually and collectively. Considerable emphasis is placed upon the fundamentals of music, theory, composition, and arranging. Participation in all performances is required for membership.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA065 - JAZZ CHOIR B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA066 - JAZZ CHOIR C


JAZZ CHOIR B    PFA065
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Concurrent membership in school choir or band and/or choral director’s approval or audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA023 - JAZZ CHOIR A and PFA066 - JAZZ CHOIR C
      
JAZZ CHOIR C    PFA066
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Concurrent membership in school choir or band and/or choral director’s approval or audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA065 - JAZZ CHOIR B and PFA023 - JAZZ CHOIR A


MIXED CHORUS A    PFA021
A desire to sing in a vocal group encompassing all vocal ranges is the only prerequisite of this chorus. Any high school student may participate with director approval. While considerable emphasis and time are spent in exploring and learning the vast field of choral literature, a major effort is expended for voice development techniques, music fundamentals, and sight-singing skills. This is a performing group and membership entails participating in various performances.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA061 - MIXED CHORUS B
If you take this course, you must also take PFA062 - MIXED CHORUS C


MIXED CHORUS B    PFA061
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA021 - MIXED CHORUS A and PFA062 - MIXED CHORUS C
      
MIXED CHORUS C    PFA062
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA061 - MIXED CHORUS B and PFA021 - MIXED CHORUS A


TREBLE CHORUS A    PFA022
The desire to sing is the only prerequisite for this class open to any student in the upper three years of high school. More emphasis is given to developing vocal independence through sight-singing skills, voice production techniques and greater utilization of independent study periods. This is a performing organization and members are expected to participate in all performances.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA063 - TREBLE CHORUS B and PFA064 - TREBLE CHORUS C

   
TREBLE CHORUS B    PFA063
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA022 - TREBLE CHORUS A
      
TREBLE CHORUS C    PFA064
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA022 - TREBLE CHORUS A


VOCAL ENSEMBLE A    PFA020
This class is open to any student with instructor approval. Music will be selected from vocal literature appropriate to the voicing of the students enrolled. Considerable emphasis is given to basic voice production, music fundamentals, music history, and related music activities. This is a performing organization and will appear in various concerts, contests, and assemblies. Members are expected to participate in all performances, production, music fundamentals, music history, and related music activities. This is a performing organization and will appear in various concerts, contests, and assemblies. Members are expected to participate in all performances.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Choir director’s approval: an audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA081 - VOCAL ENSEMBLE B and PFA082 - VOCAL ENSEMBLE C

  
VOCAL ENSEMBLE B    PFA081
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Choir director’s approval: an audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA020 - VOCAL ENSEMBLE A and PFA082 - VOCAL ENSEMBLE C
      
VOCAL ENSEMBLE C    PFA082
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Choir director’s approval: an audition may be required.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA081 - VOCAL ENSEMBLE B and PFA020 - VOCAL ENSEMBLE A

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Drama


DRAMA A    PFA030
All students interested in any of the elements making up the production of plays will find this course interesting. The basic skills of effective, dramatic vocal and physical expression will be practiced through improvisation, pantomime, monologues and dramatic scenes, sometimes performed before an audience. The backstage elements of drama (lighting, scenery, costuming and makeup) will also be considered. Students organize themselves primarily for play production with the instructor acting as advisor and assistant. They have an opportunity to specialize in an area of their choice.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Guitar


GUITAR A    PFA028
Students desirous of learning to play the guitar or improving their own playing technique have the opportunity in this trimester course. During the second and third trimester students will study more advanced techniques including barre chords and various guitar styles, e.g., jazz, classical, and rock.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Student must furnish own instrument.

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Music Techniques


MUSIC TECHNIQUES A    PFA029
This independent study course is open to all high school students who wish to explore areas of musical interest to them. Areas of study may include beginning instrumental instruction, ensemble experience, advanced vocal and instrumental techniques, theory and composition, music history and/or world music.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Director’s approval.

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Piano


PIANO A    PFA027
Students will learn the fundamentals of music notation, music theory, and keyboard technique through beginning keyboard literature. The course also will explore music history and styles pertaining to the literature being studied. In the second and third trimester, students will continue with more advanced techniques and literature.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12

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Creative Writing


CREATIVE WRITING    PLA034
Students explore multiple genres and different writing styles (poetry, fiction, non-fiction narrative) to understand how authors make purposeful choices and develop their own voice through writing. Students will build a writing portfolio and have opportunities to share their writing in authentic ways.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Pop Culture Podcast


POP CULTURE PODCAST    PLA088
In this elective, students will read and analyze podcasts in numerous genres. Students will also create and publish their own podcasts, an opportunity for authentic writing and publishing in a new media format.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Speech and Debate


SPEECH AND DEBATE    PLA035
This course focuses on students’ speaking, listening and communication skills. Additionally, students will be involved in the research and the preparation and delivery of debate cases on current issues.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Film


FILM STUDIES    PLA042
Students analyze how stories told through film can change our attitudes and perceptions of the world around us. In this course, students will view, study, discuss and write about film, diving into film analysis, building historical context and connecting to literature. Students continue to develop literacy, writing, and critical thinking skills with a focus on media literacy.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Business & Marketing Pathway

AP Stats

AP STATISTICS A      PMA106
AP Statistics is a three-trimester course in which students are introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The course content is comparable to an introductory non-calculus-based college course in Statistics and prepares students to take the AP Statistics exam. The third trimester counts for elective math credit and focuses on synthesizing and applying course topics while preparing students to pass the AP Exam.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: C or better in Algebra II-A AND a C or better in one of the following: Algebra II-B, Intro to Statistics, or Problem Solving.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA107 - AP STATISTICS B and PMA108 - AP STATISTICS C

AP STATISTICS B    PMA107
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: C or better in Algebra II-A AND a C or better in one of the following: Algebra II-B, Intro to Statistics, or Problem Solving.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA106 - AP STATISTICS A and PMA108 - AP STATISTICS C
      
AP STATISTICS C    PMA108
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: C or better in Algebra II-A AND a C or better in one of the following: Algebra II-B, Intro to Statistics, or Problem Solving.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA107 - AP STATISTICS B and PMA106 - AP STATISTICS A

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Health Sciences Pathway

Biology

NGSS BIOLOGY A    PSC019
This course uses experimental techniques with emphasis on laboratory work. Included in the course are such topics as cell and molecular biology, and application of biological principles to humans. This is an algebra-based course that satisfies 0.5 credits of the 3.0 credits required for high school graduation, and 0.5 credits of the 2.0 laboratory credits required for high school graduation. This course also is designed to prepare students for the state NGSS science assessment.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC020 - NGSS BIOLOGY B

NGSS BIOLOGY B    PSC020
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC019 - NGSS BIOLOGY A


AP BIOLOGY A    PSC001
This is a college-level course appropriate for students prepared to put in substantial work outside of class time. Students investigate selected topics in the field of life sciences such as animal behavior, microbiology, plant biology, and aquatic biology. Students in AP Biology are expected to take the Advanced Placement test at the end of the year. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC002 - AP BIOLOGY B and PSC003 - AP BIOLOGY C

AP BIOLOGY B    PSC002
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC001 - AP BIOLOGY A and PSC003 - AP BIOLOGY C
      
AP BIOLOGY C    PSC003
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC002 - AP BIOLOGY B and PSC001 - AP BIOLOGY A


IB BIOLOGY SL A    PSC013
IB Biology courses prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Biology exams at either the Subsidiary or Higher level. In keeping with the general aim of IB Experimental Sciences courses, IB Biology promotes understanding of the facts, principles, and concepts underlying the biological field; critical analysis, evaluation, and generation of scientific information and hypotheses; improved ability to communicate scientific ideas; and an awareness of the impact of biology and scientific advances in biology upon both society and issues of ethical, philosophical, and political importance. Course content varies, but includes study of living organisms from the cellular level through functioning entities within the biosphere. Laboratory experimentation is an essential component of these courses.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC014 - IB BIOLOGY SL B and PSC015 - IB BIOLOGY SL C

IB BIOLOGY SL B    PSC014
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC013 - IB BIOLOGY SL A and PSC015 - IB BIOLOGY SL C
      
IB BIOLOGY SL C    PSC015
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC013 - IB BIOLOGY SL A and PSC014 - IB BIOLOGY SL B

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Biomedical Chemistry

BIOMEDICAL CHEMISTRY    PSC030
Chemistry for biological systems is an essential area of study for those interested in all aspects of the medical field. In Biomedical Chemistry, we will give an introductory taste of organic chemistry, and look at biochemical pathways in the body.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for science credit but NOT for science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Chemistry

NGSS CHEMISTRY A    PSC021
This is a college preparatory course focused on the natural elements, the compounds they form and the laboratory investigation of the laws of nature that govern the way elements react. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. Necessary math level completed or concurrently in Algebra 1. Completion of NGSS Biology recommended.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: A "C" or better earned in Algebra I-A, B or in Core Algebra.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC022 - NGSS CHEMISTRY B

NGSS CHEMISTRY B    PSC022
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. Necessary math level completed or concurrently in Algebra 1. Completion of NGSS Biology recommended.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: A grade of "C" or better earned in Algebra I-A, B or in Core Algebra.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC021 - NGSS CHEMISTRY A


NGSS CHEMISTRY HONORS A    PSC055
This course is taught in alignment with the learning objectives of the standard NGSS Chemistry A, B course but offers students an opportunity to explore these topics in more detail and requires students to demonstrate greater mastery. In addition to the NGSS Chemistry A, B coursework, students will be expected to complete additional assignments, an independent research project, and demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit.
Necessary math level completed or concurrently in Algebra 1. Completion of NGSS Biology recommended.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: A "C" or better earned in Algebra I-A, B or in Core Algebra.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC056 - NGSS CHEMISTRY HONORS B

NGSS CHEMISTRY HONORS B    PSC056
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. Necessary math level completed or concurrently in Algebra 1. Completion of NGSS Biology recommended.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: A "C" or better earned in Algebra I-A, B or in Core Algebra.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC055 - NGSS CHEMISTRY HONORS A


AP CHEMISTRY A    PSC004
This Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to give depth of understanding to basic scientific laws. Extensive laboratory investigations will be carried out in the areas of organic chemistry, descriptive and physical chemistry, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Students in AP Chemistry are expected to take the Advanced Placement test at the end of the year. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better earned in NGSS Chemistry A, B and in Math Analysis/Trig.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC005 - AP CHEMISTRY B
If you take this course, you must also take PSC006 - AP CHEMISTRY C

AP CHEMISTRY B    PSC005
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better earned in NGSS Chemistry A, B and in Math Analysis/Trig.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC004 - AP CHEMISTRY A and PSC006 - AP CHEMISTRY C
      
AP CHEMISTRY C    PSC006
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better earned in NGSS Chemistry A, B and in Math Analysis/Trig.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC005 - AP CHEMISTRY B and PSC004 - AP CHEMISTRY A

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Genetics

GENETICS    PSC029
Students will learn how genes and traits change over time, and how genes relate to the development, physical traits, and behavior of an organism.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for science credit but NOT for science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Scientific Illustration

SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION    PSC032
Students will learn how to create macroscopic and microscopic illustrations to demonstrate scientific organisms or ideas.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for science credit but NOT for science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Human Services Pathway

Criminology/Criminal Justice

CRIMINOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE    PSS033
Students will explore government structures and function, including the constitution. Students will also examine criminal justice systems and the administration of justice, as well as the causes and patterns of crime and criminal behavior and the ways i which our criminal justice institutions have responded to these social problems.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Multicultural/Comparative Ethnic Studies

MULTICULTURAL/COMPARATIVE ETHNIC STUDIES    PSS034
This course emphasizes the perspectives of marginalized groups while allowing students from all backgrounds to better understand and appreciate how race, culture, ethnicity, and identity contribute to their experiences. The course seeks to encourage students to be socially, politically and economically conscious about their personal identity and their relationship to mainstream American culture. Ethnic Studies focuses on themes of culture and identity over time, social justice, and social change.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Religions of the World

RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD    PSS049
There are over 7.5 billion people on the planet following an estimated 4,200 different religions or philosophies. This course will look at some of the most practiced of those religions and their subsets and examine how they shape the culture of so many different regions. Religions and philosophies will include but are not limited to Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Christianity as well as taking a look at African belief systems and traditions.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Sociology

SOCIOLOGY    PSS029
What are the tools and techniques of modern American government? Students take an active part in organizing and interpreting data, and in the processes of making value judgments and policy decisions in political affairs. Through case studies, simulations and models, students learn to approach the issues of the day. Students will study the issues analytically to verify factual claims and consider value claims rationally.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: PSS017 - UNITED STATES HISTORY B

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Skilled & Technical Sciences Pathway

Geometry

GEOMETRY A       PMA111
Geometry is a two-trimester course which serves to formalize and extend students' geometric experiences from previous courses. Students will explore geometric transformations, angle measurements, similarity and congruence, and right triangle trigonometry. In addition, students will study probability, polygons, circles, and solids, and utilize inductive and deductive reasoning to construct formal mathematical proofs. Earning credits in both Geometry A and B is a graduation requirement.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: D or better in Algebra I-A.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA112 - GEOMETRY B

GEOMETRY B    PMA112
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: D or better in Algebra I-A.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA111 - GEOMETRY A

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Physics

NGSS PHYSICS A    PSC023
Physics studies the elementary interactions of phenomena in this Universe. This course will be an introduction to general physics emphasizing a conceptual approach where students will develop skills in experimental methods and measurement. Students will learn the nature of physics, and students will learn how to use observations and experiments to understand the physical world. Topics include force and motion, momentum, and energy. Students will use conservation laws for energy and momentum to analyze the behavior of systems of objects. Students will develop mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law, and then use these tools to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects. Students will develop both wave and particle models for electromagnetic radiation. Students will develop basic concepts of current electricity and then apply those concepts to explore the fundamental relationship between electric current and magnetism. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC024 - NGSS PHYSICS B

NGSS PHYSICS B    PSC024
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC023 - NGSS PHYSICS A


AP PHYSICS ONE A    PSC007
Students will design and conduct inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis and interpretation. Topics will include: Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. Students in AP Physics are expected to take the Advanced Placement test at the end of the year. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in Geometry A, B and successful completion of (or concurrently taking) Algebra II-A, B.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC008 - AP PHYSICS ONE B and PSC009 - AP PHYSICS ONE C

AP PHYSICS ONE B    PSC008
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in Geometry A, B and successful completion of (or concurrently taking) Algebra II-A, B.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC007 - AP PHYSICS ONE A and PSC009 - AP PHYSICS ONE C
      
AP PHYSICS ONE C    PSC009
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in Geometry A, B and successful completion of (or concurrently taking) Algebra II-A, B.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC008 - AP PHYSICS ONE B and PSC007 - AP PHYSICS ONE A


AP PHYSICS TWO A    PSC010
Students will design and conduct inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis and interpretation. Topics will include: Fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Students in AP Physics are expected to take the Advanced Placement test at the end of the year. This is an algebra-based course.
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in AP Physics One A, B,C and successful completion (or concurrently taking) Math Analysis/Trig.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC011 - AP PHYSICS TWO B and PSC012 - AP PHYSICS TWO C

AP PHYSICS TWO B    PSC011
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in AP Physics One A, B,C and successful completion (or concurrently taking) Math Analysis/Trig.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC010 - AP PHYSICS TWO A and PSC012 - AP PHYSICS TWO C
      
AP PHYSICS TWO C    PSC012
COURSE NOTE: This course qualifies for a science lab credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in AP Physics One A, B,C and successful completion (or concurrently taking) Math Analysis/Trig.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC011 - AP PHYSICS TWO B and PSC010 - AP PHYSICS TWO A

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