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Art

0301-Art I Grade Level: ALL
This prerequisite course is designed to familiarize students with basic concepts, processes, and practices fundamental to the visual arts. Art I provides studies in drawing two-dimensional black and white design, color, color theory, introduction to various color media, the use and care of painting materials as well as some crafts and sculpture. This course will also include sections of art history to enhance studio learning and drawing problems. The objective of this course is to develop a broad base of art skills and experiences.
ELECTIVE Fee: 20 Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0303-Drawing and Painting I Grade Level: 10
Students must have taken Art I. Drawing & Design is a course designed for the art student who wishes to further explore the various aspects of two dimensional studio projects and design problems. Students will develop their understanding of color, paint media, techniques, and processes. Students will stretch and prepare canvas, as well as learn the basics of acrylic, pastel, watercolor painting, linoleum-based relief printmaking, as well as other studio problems. Students interested in pursuing an art career are encouraged to take this course to develop portfolio work. Much drawing is also included in this course with an emphasis on drawing from observation and figure study. (Fee required)
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 11 12 PreReq: 0301 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0304-Pottery and Ceramics I Grade Level: 10
Students must have taken Art I. Students will learn traditional hand-building methods of coil, pinch, tile, mosaic, extruding, mold-making, slab building via the slab roller, as well as the learning of pottery techniques using three different style wheels. Students will learn traditional, as well as contemporary ceramic decorating techniques. (Fee required)
ELECTIVE Fee: 25 Available for grades: 10 11 12 PreReq: 0301 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0309-Pottery and Ceramics II Grade Level: 11
Students will be led through a series of changes, all on the Potter's Wheel. Most of the work completed will be functional and usuable in the real world. Raku field trip in Arpril / May.
ELECTIVE Fee: 25 Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0305 Application Required Course Length: F Credits: 1
0313-Drawing and Painting II Grade Level: 11
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0303 Application Required Course Length: F Credits: 1

Computers

0331-Intro to Computers and Web Design Grade Level: 09
Intro. To Computers--Students will learn basic and advanced features of Microsoft Office software. Programs covered are: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, and Access. Students will also learn about ethics, web research, internet safety, IT history, troubleshooting and maintenance, and careers.
Available for grades: 9 Course Length: F Credits: 1

Foreign Language

0343-Spanish I Grade Level: ALL
Spanish I gives the student a basic yet active command of the Spanish language. Spanish I stresses language usage through personal involvement and understanding. It is an audio lingual approach that stresses listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through the study of the history and culture of the Spanish speaking world. The students will be able to examine the relationships that exist between the language and culture.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 PreReq: "C" avg in previous HS English course or "B" avg in 8th grade Language Arts Course Length: F Credits: 1
0344-Spanish II Grade Level: 10
Spanish II is a continuation of the Spanish I program. The student will develop a more complex vocabulary so that he/she may carry on everyday life conversations. Spanish II provides an in depth study of verb and grammar usage.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 11 12 PreReq: 0343 "C" average Course Length: F Credits: 1
0345-Spanish III Grade Level: 11
The Spanish III program is designed to carry the student further in his/her development of the four skills areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing, while deepening his/her insight into the Hispanic culture.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0344 "C" average Course Length: F Credits: 1

Health / Physical Education

0440-Health Grade Level: 10
This course must be taken in order to graduate. The objectives are to provide the student with up-to-date health concepts and information concerning: mental health (understanding yourself and others); prevention care; common physical problems dealing with eyes, ears, teeth, and gums; allergies and skin problems; infectious diseases; epilepsy; diabetes; cancer; malnutrition; drugs and alcohol; venereal disease; and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0450-Physical Education 9 Grade Level: 09
Two semesters of physical education are needed for the half credit required for graduation. This course is designed to develop an appreciation for physical activities and the importance of being physically fit. The course will cover history, rules, procedures, fundamentals and skills of each physical activity. The student will be required to change clothes and participate in all classes to receive credit.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 Course Length: S Credits: .25
0451-Physical Education 10 Grade Level: 10
Two semesters of physical education are needed for the half credit required for graduation. This course is designed to develop an appreciation for physical activities and the importance of being physically fit. The course will cover history, rules, procedures, fundamentals and skills of each physical activity. The student will be required to change clothes and participate in all classes to receive credit.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 11 12 PreReq: 0450 Course Length: S Credits: .25
1451-Health/PE 10 Grade Level: 10
If you are to take Health & Physical Education in 10th grade use this course to schedule it for a full year.
Available for grades: 10 Course Length: F Credits: .25

Language Arts

0390-Academic English 9 Grade Level: 09
Freshman Academic English is the first course in the college English preparatory program. The teacher, guidance counselor and parent make decisions concerning the suitability of the course for the student. This course is often taken in conjunction with classes such as Algebra I, Spanish I or French I. Curriculum also includes a comprehensive study of grammar. Various types of reading comprehension and writing composition, along with vocabulary development, are covered through literature study. The students will be writing expository, narrative, persuasive and descriptive essays. Such classics as the Odyssey, Great Expectations and The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet will be read, researched and discussed.
Available for grades: 9 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0391-General English 9 Grade Level: 09
Freshmen General English is centered on the four basic skills in Language Arts: Reading, writing, listening and speaking. These skills are integrated via the following course work: study skills, critical thinking skills, library/research skills, letter writing skills and group communication skills. Students will also read various forms of literature, and show comprehension by gathering, analyzing it and interpreting it in classroom discussion and/or organized paragraphs. Essays assigned throughout the year will help students understand writing for various purposes and audiences.
Available for grades: 9 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0392-Academic English 10 Grade Level: 10
Sophomore Academic English is the second course in the college preparatory program. The teacher, guidance counselor, and parent make decisions concerning the suitability of the course for the student. The course covers grammar usage in the areas of complex sentences and verbals. The studies, in addition to previous years of grammar study, are then incorporated into a composition program stressing developing of single and multiple paragraph writing. Writing skills will be developed and improved in the writing of expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive essays, placing special emphasis on the 5 paragraph essay structure. Elements of short stories and poetry, Greek mythology and drama, English drama, American novels, and vocabulary development are covered in literature in classics (including, but not limited to) Julius Caesar and Medea, and also in contemporary young-adult literature. In addition to the aforementioned, students will engage in extensive preparation for standardized testing.
Available for grades: 10 PreReq: 0390 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0393-General English 10 Grade Level: 10
Is a survey of various types of literature that challenges students to examine, thoughtfully, the ideas and values of their world, and ultimately, of the world at large. Written and oral communication will be related to these concepts. Course work will include literature anthology, novels, outside research, writing skills, grammar, and vocabulary study and development. Students will engage in such classics as (including, but not limited to) Lord of the Flies and Antigone in addition to extensive preparation for standardized testing
Available for grades: 10 PreReq: 0391 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0394-Academic English 11 Grade Level: 11
Is designed for students who have successfully completed Academic English 10 at an average or higher level. Academic English 11 is a chronological study of American literature. It will draw upon the values and philosophies of important American authors. The application of written and oral communication will be directly related to the study and analysis of literature. Course work will include American literature anthology, independent reading of American novels, outside research, writing skills, critical thinking skills, grammar and vocabulary study. Students will engage in an advanced research process that will provide them with tools they need to write a college essay.
Available for grades: 11 PreReq: 0392 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0395-General English 11 Grade Level: 11
Uses previously acquired grammar skills in a composition program encompassing descriptive, narrative, expository and narrative writing. Spelling and vocabulary skills will continue to be developed. Knowledge of literary terminology and interpretation is gained through readings in various types of American literature. Students will be introduced to a higher level research process and will produce a research paper based on current event topics.
Available for grades: 11 PreReq: 0393 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0396-Academic English 12 Grade Level: 12
Academic English 12 Academic English 12 is designed to accommodate the senior student who has successfully mastered Academic English 11 in the junior year at an average or higher level. An emphasis placed on interpretive skills will elicit critical thinking necessary for a formal research paper and extensive writing development. British literature is used as the basis for the student writing.
Available for grades: 12 PreReq: 0394 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0397-General English 12 Grade Level: 12
General English 12 Previously acquired grammar skills are used in a composition program encompassing prose and resumes. Spelling and vocabulary skills continue to be developed. Literary terminology and interpretation is gained through readings in various types of literature with an emphasis upon British literature.
Available for grades: 12 PreReq: 0395 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0398-21st Century Journalism Grade Level: ALL
Students in broadcast journalism will learn to report, produce, and deliver the news for radio, TV, and other broadcast media in addition to studying the history of broadcast media. You will be introduced to a number of technical and non-technical skills, including script writing, directing, and hands-on camera and studio skills such as lighting, sound and editing.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Application Required Course Length: F Credits: 1
0399-Digital Multimedia/Yearbook Grade Level: ALL
Student enrollment in this course is limited and teacher pre-approval is required. A one-year course for senior high school students who have a genuine interest in producing the high school yearbook. Students will become proficient in desktop publishing, writing copy and captions, picture selection and placement, advertising and layout design. They will use this knowledge in the preparation and publication of the school yearbook.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Application Required Course Length: F Credits: 1

Math

0360-General Geometry Grade Level: 09
Topics covered include calculator usage, English and Metric measurement, two and three dimensional figures, ratio and proportions, and formulas. Discussion of related careers will also take place.
Available for grades: 9 10 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0361-General Algebra I Grade Level: 09
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 11 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0362-Algebra I Grade Level: 09
The objectives of Algebra I are to: learn the concise language of mathematics as it relates to Algebra I, express mathematical relations, understand the real number system, develop problem-solving skills, and build a background for advanced mathematics.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0363-General Algebra III Grade Level: 10
Topics covered include probability, statistics, graphing, computer usage, algebraic equations, and geometric shapes. Discussion of related careers will also take place.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0360 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0364-Geometry Grade Level: 09
Geometry is a logical reasoning course. “How to Think”, “How to Analyze”, and “How to Prove” are principle objectives of this course. Applications are made to non-mathematical and mathematical situations. One, two, and three dimensional figures will be examined.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 12 PreReq: 0362 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0365-Algebra II Grade Level: 10
This course is an extension of Algebra I with the use of concepts and methods studies in Geometry. Properties of complex numbers are examined. Other areas that will be studied are: logarithms, analytic geometry, linear programming, different degree equations, functions, probability, statistics, series, and matrices.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 11 12 PreReq: 0364 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0366-Trig/Calc Grade Level: 11
Concepts previously studied in Geometry and Algebra II are reviewed. In addition, an extensive study is conducted regarding functions, systems, and limits. Students will have the experience of working with a graphic calculator.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0365 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0367-Advanced Calculus Grade Level: 11
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0363 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0368-General Algebra II Grade Level: 11
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1

Music

0425-Choir Grade Level: ALL
Concert choir is a performing group that meets one period every day. It is open to students from grades 9 through 12. The choir is dedicated to teaching students musicianship through vocal experience and to create aesthetic values in music by singing, listening to and performing music of all periods and styles. The choir appears in public, at times, and participation in some out of class events is required.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0426-Band Grade Level: ALL
The senior high school band is composed of students in grades 8 through 12, showing an interest in instrumental music. Students work to achieve a high level of musicality in a variety of music types, while being given the opportunity to perform. The objectives are to continue to reinforce the progressive knowledge of the fundamentals of music; to advance musical expression, etc.; to provide an outlet for self-expression through music, to provide an aesthetic educational experience through music; to expose music students to the literature of the music world; to encourage each student to improve his/her level of playing so that he/she may better experience success and to contribute to the betterment of the group, and to instill within the student, a need and desire to create a better and flawless musical performance. In addition, the marching band will perform for all home football games and as many away games as permitted, maintain the highest standards of musical performance possible, develop and maintain the same musical awareness experienced in a concert band situation, and perform for numerous community activities.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1

Science

0380-Academic Biology I Grade Level: 10
Academic Biology I is a laboratory course designed to teach the basic scientific facts and terminology related to the field of Biology, with an emphasis on developing skills in the use of basic laboratory techniques and laboratory apparatus. Labs will utilize inquiry methods. The areas of concentration are cellular biology, microbiology, protists, genetics, taxonomy, plant studies, and comparative invertebrate and vertebrate animal anatomy along with an introduction to evolution. Notebooks and other projects may be required for the completion of this course.
ELECTIVE Fee: 15 Available for grades: 10 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0381-Biology II Grade Level: 11
Biology II is a field and laboratory course designed to further develop skills in the use of laboratory techniques and apparatus. The course is also designed to give the student some experience in the use of the scientific methods while conducting investigations. The course offers concentrated studies in cellular biology, histology, microbiology, taxonomy, entomology, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, along with comparative invertebrate and vertebrate Anatomy. The course also studies importance of species within ecosystems and human interactions with ecosystems. Notebooks and other projects may be required for the completion of this course.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0380 "C" average in Academic Bio or "B" average in General Bio Course Length: F Credits: 1
0382-Biology III Grade Level: 11
ELECTIVE Fee: 15 Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0381 Application Required Course Length: F Credits: 1
0383-Chemistry I Grade Level: 11
This is a course designed to teach the students through both classroom learning and laboratory experience. During this introduction to Chemistry, students learn about inorganic materials, the functions of the periodic chart and banding. This course is a necessity to many of the students who plan to go on to college and major in Chemistry-related fields. This is also an excellent course for those students who just wish to learn about the chemical world around us.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0384-Chemistry II Grade Level: 12
Chemistry II is a more advanced course in which students learn more specific investigations. In this course, senior students who plan to attend college and major in the science area, learn through the classroom and laboratory about organic substances through qualitative and quantitative analysis. This is an excellent course to prepare students in college chemistry.
ELECTIVE Fee: 15 Available for grades: 12 PreReq: 0383 "C" average Course Length: F Credits: 1
0385-Physics Grade Level: 11
Physics is the study of energy and the effects that it may produce. The main topics of study are motion, matter, heat, waves, light and electricity. The texts and laboratory books supply the concepts, application and mathematics of Physics. A notebook of formulas with sample problems is required. Three years of high school math, along with an advanced drawing course(s), are suggested as prerequisites for the study of Physics.
ELECTIVE Fee: 15 Available for grades: 11 12 PreReq: 0362 "C" average Course Length: F Credits: 1
0386-Physical Science Grade Level: 09
Physical Science is an introduction to the study of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics. The first part of the course is devoted to the investigation of matter, its properties, changes and structures. These topics, together with lab investigations, are designed to give each student an introduction to Chemistry. The second part of the course is an introduction to Earth Sciences focusing on the life cycle of stars and Earth systems and cycles. The third part of the course is devoted to Physics. The topics covered are motion, work, energy, heat, sound, light and electricity. Lab investigations are used to give each student working applications of these areas, and a basic introduction to the study of Physics. Notebooks and other projects may be required for the completion of this course.
Available for grades: 9 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0387-General Biology Grade Level: 10
This course is an introduction to the natural world. The course includes a study of the cell, plant and animal structures, protists, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, and an introduction to evolution. The course will be taught with an emphasis on developing skills in the use of basic laboratory techniques and laboratory apparatus. Labs will utilize inquiry methods. Notebooks and other projects may be required for the completion of this course.
Available for grades: 10 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0388-Environmental Science Grade Level: 11
Designed to study the interactions of human organisms and the environment. Studies will include current environmental issues, human impacts on environmental quality, air and water pollution, global warming, renewable and non-renewable resources, and will examine how the Earth’s many interconnected systems affect one another. This course will also look at how technology has advanced the development of theories and had lasting effects on science and society.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1
9997-Forensic Science Grade Level: 11
This course focuses on the skills and concepts behind crime scene investigation and forensic science. The course will involve investigative skills and review a wide range of science concepts. Students will use physics, chemestry, anatomy, cell biology and computer science in this process of learning about forensic science. This course should help students see how science is used to answer questions rather than just learning science concepts. The final exam for this course will involve completely working a crime scene and its analysis. Topics involved in forensic science include: History of Forensic Science, Crime Scene Processing, Physical Evidence, Fingerprinting, Autopsies, Forensic Anthropology and Archeology, Forensic Entomology, Drugs and Toxicology Analysis, Glass Analysis, Serology and DNA, Hair and Fiber Trace Evidence, Soil Comparison, Ballistics Comparison, Tool Marks and Impressions, Document Examination, Digital Forensics and Careers in Forensics.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 11 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1

Social Studies

0423-Psychology Grade Level: 11
Psychology is the study of human behavior. It is mostly concerned with the study of individual human behavior and not group behavior. It also involves the study of mental processes and how one’s mind relates to one’s behavior. Specifically, the course covers: methods of psychology, human development, influence of heredity and environment on behavior, biological influences, personality, intellectual ability, learning, remembering, forgetting, perception, motivation, emotion and the role of the psychologist in modern society.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0424-Sociology Grade Level: 11
Sociology is the study of human relationships. It demonstrates how the individual relates to others and how individual behavior has been influenced by others. Sociology is concerned with group behavior and outside influences rather than individual behavior. Specific topics discussed would include cultures, socialization, groups, stratification, minorities, social institutions, social problems and the role of the sociologist in society.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0430-World Studies Grade Level: 09
World Culture is a study of the various cultures of the world designed to permit the student to be aware of the many different life styles of the world’s people. By having a better understanding of these cultures, the student will, hopefully, be more accepting of the different ways of the world and understand more. Specific areas of study would include the Middle East, the Asians, the Africans, the Europeans and the Russians. The students will study the history, economics, geography and culture of each area
Available for grades: 9 10 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0431-US Studies Grade Level: 10
History is the study of how past events affected the period during which they occurred and how they shaped the present. It is with this background of knowledge that the future can best be served. This course is a survey of U.S. History from the end of the Civil War to the present. A survey course does not go into great historical detail, but rather discusses historical events in a general way so that the student will have an overall view of the development of the U.S. Some specific examples of events to be discussed are: Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, the Indian campaigns, the Industrial Revolution and the creation of big business, the development of unions, all the major wars in which the U.S. was involved, the great depression, the New Deal, the cold war, and the civil rights movement.
Available for grades: 10 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0432-Government Grade Level: 12
Government is a survey course designed to inform the student about the general structure of the governments of the United States. After completing this course, the student should be prepared to participate fully as a citizen. The course will also survey the major economic systems in the world and how economics affects society will be discussed throughout the course. Some specific examples of topics to be discussed are: the Constitution and Bill of Rights, criminal rights, the courts, the structures of the U.S. Government and the state (Ohio) government, local government, petitions, elections, and capitalism, socialism, and communism. The student will have an opportunity to register to vote when qualified. Males will be given the opportunity to register for Selective Service.
Available for grades: 12 Course Length: F Credits: 1
0434-History and Hollywood Films Grade Level: 10
Why do you go to the movies? You might say, “It’s fun” or “It’s something to do.” You probably wouldn’t say you go to movies to better understand the world in which you live or to better understand yourself! And yet movies are windows through which we can learn about different time periods including the perspective of society on various topics or events. This course will introduce students to view film in order to analyze events, people, culture, and history. Students will discuss and debate content within the film, create projects, critique movies, etc. The goal of the course is twofold: (1) to introduce students to the concept that history is argument, or interpretation, based on evidence; and (2) to show that moving images can be an effective tool for presenting evidence. Films within the course are “Hollywood” films in that at some time people paid and went to see in a movie theatre. The course is open to juniors and seniors.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
9998-Historical Figures Grade Level: 11
The Social Historian accepts that history is made not by the generals and politicians, but rather by the people who together experience and create the great events of the time. Famous Historical figures is a social history class where the student will explore the many common attributes that define great people of the past and present. Individuals of interest will include Steve Jobs, Teddy Roosevelt, Football Great Pat Tillman, Queen Elizabeth, as well as, Newton Falls residents; Faustian Rapzack, Gene Zorn, and Cindy Banish. Students will require to participate in a local history project in which the lives and times of people in our community are recorded for future study.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5

Study Hall

0000-Study Hall Grade Level: ALL
General High School Study Hall
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: 0

Vocational Economics

0369-Personal Finance Grade Level: 09
Students will develop attitudes and skills to achieve personal financial wellness. They will learn the implications of sound financial decision making, appropriate use of credit, adequate insurance and their impact on personal and workplace financial wellness. The relationship between values, spending decisions, income, and education will also be learned.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0370-Fitness and Nutrition Grade Level: ALL
Students will gain knowledge and skills in acquiring and practicing a healthy lifestyle using dietary guidelines that reduce the risks of disease and unhealthy habits. Evaluate different methods of weight control and learn reliable resources regarding food selection. Information regarding nutrition and food safety will be discussed.
ELECTIVE Fee: 15 Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0372-Parenting Grade Level: 09
Major topics covered in this class include: birth control, conception, prenatal development, nutrition during pregnancy, childbirth, care for the newborn, child abuse, and general health and safety.
ELECTIVE Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0376-Sewing Grade Level: ALL
Topics covered in this class will include the use of a sewing machine, hand sewing, use of patterns, small equipment and notions. Students are required to provide their own supplies and fabric for projects.
ELECTIVE Fee: 10 Available for grades: 9 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
0377-Creative Cooking Grade Level: 10
Topics covered in this class include: cooking techniques, equipment selection, menu planning, safe food handling, and nutrition. Students will demonstrate safe food-handling practices related to food-borne pathogens and apply kitchen practices.
ELECTIVE Fee: 20 Available for grades: 10 11 12 Course Length: S Credits: .5
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