HS Course Offerings vs3 2011-12

download HS Course Offerings vs3 2011-12

of 76

  • date post

    07-Mar-2016
  • Category

    Documents

  • view

    213
  • download

    1

Embed Size (px)

description

HS Course Offerings vs3 2011-12

Transcript of HS Course Offerings vs3 2011-12

  • Half Hollow Hills High Schools

    2011 2012

    Course Offerings

  • Half Hollow Hills High Schools

    Course Offerings

    2011-2012

    Board Of Education

    Anne Marie Sorkin, President Jeanine Bottenus, Vice President

    Carole Catapano Eric Geringswald Frank Grimaldi Jay Marcucci James Ptucha

    Administration

    Dr. Sheldon Karnilow Superintendent of Schools

    Michael DeStio Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education

    High School East High School West Dr. Jeffery Woodberry Ms. Debra Intorcia Principal Principal

  • Counseling Staff

    High School East High School West

    Robert Citrano, Director Donna Gross, Director

    Donald Brown Susan Alexander Laura Elgavisch Maria Goldin Jennifer Grant Kimberly Kane

    Curtis Hinchman Lisa Kesten Christine Inglis Frank Marino Helen Magnani Christina Reynolds

    Lynn Michalowski Susan Stevens Jay OBoyle Brian Welsh

    Yvette Rivera

    Telephone: (631) 592-3150 Telephone: (631) 592-3220 Fax Line: (631) 592-3908 Fax Line: (631) 592-3925

  • Preface

    The Half Hollow Hills High School Course Offering Book has been prepared so that students and parents may familiarize themselves with the wide variety of available curriculum choices, and to provide an outline for planning students academic programs as they move toward graduation. Our guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators are ready to help in the process of course selection. Additionally, at the end of each subject description you will find a flow chart to guide students and provide direction in planning for the future. Please make use of this valuable feature.

    In developing programs of study, students should not seek merely to satisfy graduation requirements, but also to take advantage of as many educational opportunities as possible so that their high school experience will be both rich and rewarding. Having the advantage of a nine period school day affords students tremendous opportunities to take a variety of challenging and enriching courses.

    This book contains a variety of courses available, ranging from 26 Advanced Placement classes through several personal enrichment electives in the five core subject areas. Additionally, there are numerous courses in Art, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Computers, Health, Music, Driver Education and Physical Education. Several off-campus educational opportunities are offered for upperclassmen, including the performing arts programs at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center and over 30 programs at Wilson Tech.

    The courses in this catalog are listed on a tentative basis. Enrollment drives our schedules and it should be noted that courses may not be offered in the 2011-2012 school year if class enrollment is insufficient to meet budgetary guidelines.

  • Table of Contents

    Graduation Credit Requirements............................................................................ Program Requirements .......................................................................................... Academic Research ............................................................................................... Art Department.......................................................................................................

    Business Department .............................................................................................

    English Language Arts Department........................................................................

    Family and Consumer Science Department...........................................................

    Health Department .............................................................................................................

    L.O.T.E. (Foreign Language) Department..............................................................

    Mathematics Department .......................................................................................

    Music Department ..................................................................................................

    Physical Education Department ............................................................................. Science Department...............................................................................................

    Social Studies Department.....................................................................................

    Driver Education Department ................................................................................. Wilson Technological Center.................................................................................. Cultural Arts Program............................................................................................. College Courses..................................................................................................... Worksheet ..............................................................................................................

  • - 8 -

    Graduation Credit Requirements

    In order to earn a diploma, every student must earn a minimum of 22 credits in addition to meeting specific New York State testing competencies. Only those students who successfully complete the diploma requirements will take part in the graduation exercises.

    Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 REQUIRED

    CORE COURSES LOCAL DIPLOMA

    (*Freshmen entering High School from the Fall 2008 & beyond, review item #1

    regarding Regents exams.)

    REGENTS DIPLOMA (*Freshmen entering High School from the Fall 2008 & beyond, review item #1

    regarding Regents exams.)

    REGENTS DIPLOMA WITH ADVANCED

    DESIGNATION

    English 4 credits with 1 Regents exam

    (55 + grade) 4 credits with 1 Regents exam

    (65 + grade) 4 credits with 1 Regents

    exam (65 + grade)

    Social Studies 4 credits

    with 2 Regents exams (55 + grade)

    4 credits with 2 Regents exams

    (65 + grade)

    4 credits with 2 Regents exams

    (65 + grade)

    Mathematics 3 credits

    with 1 Regents exam (55 + grade)

    3 credits with 1 Regents exam

    (65 + grade)

    3 credits 6 with 3 Regents exams

    (65 + grade)

    Science 3 credits 3

    with 1 Regents exam (55 + grade)

    3 credits 3 with 1 Regents exam

    (65 + grade)

    3 credits 3 with 2 Regents exams

    (65 + grade)

    Foreign Language

    1 credit 4 1 credit 4 3 credits

    with 1 Regents exam (65 or higher grade) 5

    Phys.Education2 2 credits 2 credits 2 credits

    Art or Music 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit

    Health credit credit credit

    Electives 3 credits 3 credits 1 credits

    TOTAL 22 credits 22 credits 22 credits

    1. As of the Fall 2008, entering freshman (graduating class of 2012 and beyond) must score a 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. (The Local Diploma option is not available unless the student is classified with a disability.) 2. All students must take Physical Education each semester and earn the equivalent of 2 credits in order to graduate. 3. Included in the 3 Science credits earned must be 1 Physical Setting course and 1 Living Environment course. 4. Students are required to complete 1 credit of Foreign Language in High School or to have passed the Second Language Proficiency Exam and the Checkpoint A class in Grade 8. 5. Students may substitute 5 credits of Art, Music or Business/Occupational Education. However, students who use this substitution option must still earn at least one Foreign Language credit.

    6. Students must earn at least a 65 on 3 Regents Mathematics exams (Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II & Trigonometry) in order to earn an Advanced Designation Diploma.

    Note: The Regents Competency Test (RCT) safety net for students with disabilities will continue to be available for students entering Grade 9 prior to September 2011. Students using this safety net will receive a Local Diploma. The low-pass option of scoring 55-64 on the required Regents exams to earn a Local Diploma will continue to be available for students with disabilities.

  • - 9 -

    Program Requirements

    Students should plan their programs with the intention not only of fulfilling minimum requirements, but also of taking full advantage of the many elective courses offered in the various departments. Following are the minimum number of periods for which a student in each grade must be scheduled:

    GRADES 9, 10 & 11 7 instructional periods + physical education + lunch

    GRADE 12 6 instructional periods + physical education + lunch

    The regular school day consists of nine periods. Students are expected to be in school for the full nine periods. Therefore, they should not make any outside commitments, including employment, which will prevent them from fulfilling this school obligation.

    The following pages include a listing of courses with the prerequisites and credits for each course. The selection of courses is a serious matter. It is recommended, therefore, that students and parents Ureview these pages carefullyU in preparing programs for the next school year.

    The selection of courses by students determines staffing, building utilization, schedule preparation, and other considerations which have a definite cost factor. Changes in students' course requests have significant negative implications in all these areas and in teaching students responsibility for their choices. UTherefore, course request changes must be made, in writing, before the end of the school year U. Requests for changes are subject t