High Peer Counseling 1
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This course takes students on an inspiring “Superhero” journey where they develop confidence, build pride in their culture, achieve their goals, and help their peers succeed. Students learn how to take action to improve their own lives, manage their time, and resolve conflict by considering differences in personality. Along the way, students are coached by Mawi Asgedom, a former ELL (English Language Learner) student who earned a scholarship to Harvard and is now a student leadership expert who has trained over 1,000,000 students.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of for this course:
- Time management
- Community impact
- Social networking
- Academic success
- Pride in one’s heritage
- Personality types
- Listening skills
- College readiness
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.