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    Choose Manitou Springs School District "A World-Class Education in a Public School Setting"

    District Vision Statement: Compassionate citizens contributing with knowledge and integrity

    to a dynamic world

    District Mission Statement: The Manitou Springs School District is dedicated to

    providing a safe and caring environmentencouraging all students to reach their potential

    District Motto:R2O

    Relationships, Rigor, Opportunity

    Glenn Hard, PrincipalJesse Hull, Assistant Principal

    Kolleen Johnson, Assistant Principal

    CURRICULUM HANDBOOK2018-2019

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    TABLE OF CONTENTSCAREER

    PLANNINGGraduation Requirements

    MSHS Electives ChartCourse Sequence Guide

    4 Year Plan

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    AP InformationBlock System

    Credit RecoveryConcurrent Enrollment

    CU SucceedGPA Calculations

    Independent StudySchedule Planning

    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    CAREER START PROGRAMS AT PPCCCONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

    ENGLISHELECTIVE OFFERINGS

    MATHEMATICSPEER TUTORING

    PERFORMING ARTSHEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    SCIENCESOCIAL STUDIES

    TRANSITIONVISUAL and DESIGN ARTS

    WORLD LANGUAGES

    **The Most up to date Cirriculum Handbook can be found online on the Counseling Corner

    Website.

    The PDF Version is interactive. The Table of Contents is hotlinked; the MSHS Mustang at the bottom of each page will bring you back

    home

    HOW TO USE THIS HANDBOOKWhether you are new to the high school experience, or a pro at navigating the halls, this course handbook will provide you with an invaluable resource about school academic policy, planning material, and course details that all students should know if they wish to take advantage of everything Manitou Springs High School has to offer.

    This handbook is designed in three parts:The first section: CAREER PLAN guides you through the requirements for graduation, and we suggest you complete the four-year plan with your students. Keep this document in a folder and re-examine it at the end of each semester. If your

    students plans change, then change the four-year plan. If not, this will help your student stay focused and on track.

    The second section: GENERAL INFORMATION covers the academic policies and programs of MSHS. This section provides information and plenty of resources for you to use along your journey.

    The third section: COURSE DESCRIPTIONS gives a detailed summary of every course offered at Manitou High School. This section is divided by academic area, many of which are the core departments in the high school.

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    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSThe total number of credits for graduation from Manitou Springs High School is 54. Credit is granted at the end of each semester. In 2010 the Colorado Higher Education commision changed admission requirements (HEAR) to include: any of Colorados four year public colleges or universities could include a requirement for 4 math classes (algebra 1 level and higher) and 1 or 2 classes of world language depending on the college (must be the same language). If your planning to take multiple years of a world language, you must take them back to back.

    MINIMUM CREDITS FOR GRADUATION

    English 8 CreditsMath 6 CreditsScience 6 CreditsSocial Studies 8 Credits*P.E. 3 CreditsHealth Education 1 CreditFine Arts / Practical Arts 6 CreditsElectives 16 CreditsTotal 54 Credits

    *At least 1 of the P.E. credits must be Rec PE, Team Sports, Athletic Conditioning.

    HIGHER EDUCATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (HEAR)

    HEAR Recommended CreditsEnglish 4 YearsMath 4 Years(must include Alg I, Geometry, Algebra II)

    Natural/Physical Science 3 Years(two units must be lab-based)

    Social Sciences 3 Years(at least one unit of U.S. and World History)

    World Language depends on college.Academic Electives 2 Years

    CAREER PLANNING

    Manitou Springs High SchoolMenu of College and Career-Ready Demonstrations

    Beginning with the Class of 2021 SAT:English: 430 Math: 460

    Advanced Placement (AP) Exam:English: 2 or higher on the AP Exam Courses designated for English demonstration:AP U.S. History, AP Literature, AP Language, AP Psychology, AP World History, AP Biology

    Math: 2 or higher on the AP ExamAP Computer Science Principles, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Stats, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC

    ACT Career Readiness AssessmentNational Career Readiness Certificate: English: Bronze or higherMath: Bronze of higher

    Concurrent / Dual Enrollment: English: C- or higher Math: C- or higher English- Theatre 105Math- PPCC-Career Math, PPCC-College Algebra, PPCC-College Trigonometry, CU-Succeed Pre-Calculus

    Career Start:1 semester of a C- or better average

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    COURSE SEQUENCE GUIDE

    English: (4 required) The following is a required sequence for English course selection.

    English I Honors English II HonorsEnglish III APEnglish IV AP

    Career Readiness IIICareer Readiness IV

    Social Studies: (5 required)The following is a required sequence:

    World Geography HonorsWorld History AP

    US History APAmerican Government (1 sem)

    Economics (1 sem)or Consumer Planning (1 sem)

    The following are advanced Social Studies electives:

    AP PsychologySociology

    Science: (3 required) The following is a required sequence for science course selection.

    *Physical Science Honors*Biology I HonorsChemistry Honors

    or Environmental Science or Astronomy

    The following are advanced science electives.

    AP Biology AP Chemistry

    Human Anatomy/Physiology AP Physics

    *Required for all students

    Mathematics:(3 required) Students are required to complete 3 sections of math and the following is a required sequence for math course selection which will be dependent on which section they begin, and which pathway they chose to pursue. See the MATHEMATICS section for a reference guide to math pathways.

    Pre-Algebra Algebra I* Geometry

    Personal FinancePPCC Career Readiness Math 107

    Algebra II HonorsAP Statistics

    PPCC College Algebra Math 121 PPCC College Trigonometry 122

    Intro to StatisticsAP Calculus A/B and B/C

    *Algebra taken in the middle school will not be counted

    toward HS graduation credits.

    Visual and Design Arts: NOTE: *Beginning Art is a required prerequisite for all of the art courses. Art courses can be taken in any order.

    *Beginning ArtDrawing

    PrintmakingPainting, Sculpting,

    Digital Photography, Metal Smithing

    Construction Technology:

    Beginning Cabinet Making & Woodworking

    Advanced Cabinet Making & Woodworking

    Woodworking Independent Study

    World Languages: Spanish I, II, III, IVFrench I, II, III, IVGerman I, II, III, IV

    Performing Arts: Symphonic BandJazz Ensemble

    String EnsembleHistory of Rock & Roll

    Mixed ChoirTheater Arts

    Technical TheatrePPCC Theatre 105

    Health/PE: (4 required) *Health & 9th Rec PE

    At least one of the PE classes must be:Recreational PE, Team Sports or

    Athletic Conditioning.

    The following are other PE options:Swim Lessons Program, Lifeguard

    Training, Yoga, Dance*Required for all students

    Co-Curricular:

    Concurrent Enrollment (PPCC)PPCC Career Start

    Culinary ArtsOffice AssistantPeer Tutoring

    Student CouncilIntro to Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine

    ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

    PRACTICAL/FINE ARTSStudents must take 6 credits from any

    combination of the following areas: Construction Technology, World Languages,

    ELECTIVESStudents must take 16 credits of additional elective credit beyond the 32 credits of core

    academics and 6 credits of Practical/Fine Arts. These credits may come from any

    academic area or course.

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    HOW TO USE A FOUR YEAR PLANA 4 year plan is a living document which can be reproduced in any format. It CHANGES as the students interests change, but it also provides a ROAD MAP for the student to graduation and even beyond.

    FOUR YEAR PLANGREEN DAY

    FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR 1 _____________________ 1 ____________________ 1 __________________ 1 __________________ 2 _____________________ 2 ____________________ 2 __________________ 2 __________________ 3 _____________________ 3 ____________________ 3 __________________ 3 __________________ 4 _____________________ 4 ____________________ 4 __________________ 4 __________________

    GOLD DAY FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR 5 _____________________ 5 ____________________ 5__________________ 5 __________________ 6 _____________________ 6 ____________________ 6__________________ 6 __________________ 7 _____________________ 7 ____________________ 7__________________ 7 __________________ 8 _____________________ 8 ____________________ 8 __________________ 8 __________________

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    AP INFORMATION

    STAND OUT IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS:

    Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see AP on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking an AP course is a sign that youre up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.

    EARN COLLEGE CREDITS:

    By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition