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Adv Pl Art History

Students will examine major forms of artistic expression from the past, present, and a variety of cultures. While learning to look at these works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, students will articulate what they see or experience.

Computing for College and Careers

The purpose of this course is to guide students in building their career foundation. Students will learn how to turn their computer into an effective tool for communication, as well as acquiring essential business skills needed for any successful career.

Foundations of Web Design

Explore interactive, real-world scenarios to learn basic Web design principles. From HTML to Adobe CS6 Dreamweaver and Photoshop, this course builds a strong foundation of Web design skills. All necessary software is provided on a virtual desktop - no downloads required! This course provides a practical art credit and can be used (with Computing for College and Careers and User Interface Design) as part of the three-course sequence of vocational courses for The Gold Seal/Bright Futures Scholarship.

Web Design II

In this course, students will learn how to create a storyboard or blueprint for a website. They will become well-versed in website navigation, style sheets, graphic creation, digital image optimization, security, and server hosting.

Adv Pl Computer Science A

This course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. Students will learn design techniques to make programs understandable, adaptable, and reusable.

Computer Programming I

This is a two semester course which enables students to learn two modern programming languages, Python and Java. This course teaches programming using real-world, practical examples. Students will learn Python by controlling the motion and sensory capabilities of a robot.

Adaptive Physical Education IEP or 504 Plan

Students will learn about proper weight, good diet, and managing stress. As students progress through the course, they will feel their energy level increase. By the end of the course, they will have developed the kind of healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Fitness Lifestyle Design

In this course, students will learn healthy habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. They will measure their beginning fitness level and nutrition knowledge, creating an individual plan for achieving their goals.

Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)

In this course students will experience the many benefits of regular physical activity, proper nutrition, and sound decision making. Students will assess their current physical condition and define personal goals. Students will apply fitness training principles, enhancing improvement in health and skill-related areas of fitness.

Life Management Skills

This course guides students as they deal with important decisions by providing them with the facts they need. Students will learn how to deal with real issues that impact their lives everyday, such as nutrition, substance abuse, stress, and their health

Personal Fitness

Students will start by assessing their physical condition. They will keep a workout log to measure progress. In addition, they will have a great personal trainer (their teacher) who will help them set realistic goals.

English I

In this course, students will gain language arts skills by reading literature, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking. They will learn to use the English language successfully to express themselves.

English II

Student will be exposed to various forms of communication; including verbal, visual, and audio. In addition to evaluating the plot and characters of well-known writers, students will learn to identify themes, create dialogue, and appeal to emotions through their writing.

English III

In this course, the writing and insights of authors throughout history are collected in a fictitious newspaper called "The Virtual Times." Students will gain an appreciation of American literature and learn about the times in which it was written.

English IV

Come explore the world of big ideas! The works in the course span a period of over 1,000 years and have been written by authors who share common ideas, but employ a variety of literary genres to express their views. You will be guided through a series of literary pieces that allow you to analyze the political, social, economic, and cultural messages of its time, as well as its relevance to the world you live in today. The words of these authors will engage you in higher-level learning and provide you with a greater understanding of literature.

Adv Pl Eng. Lang. and Composition

Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. They will gain understanding of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects.

Adv Pl Eng. Lit. and Composition

In this course, students will develop critical standards for the appreciation of literary works and increase their sensitivity to literature as shared experiences.

Reading for College Success

This course will provide students with the necessary tools to become successful in both their academics and in the work place. Reading is a vital skill to effectively take notes and summarize the main idea and fact from opinion. This course will empower students to achieve their goals in higher education and in the career of their choosing.

Algebra I

This course contains the basic knowledge students need for all high school math courses. Students will understand the practical use of algebra with hundreds of real-world examples.

Geometry

In this course, students will learn about points, lines, and planes. They will learn about shapes and gain an understanding of how geometry affects the world around us.

Liberal Arts Mathematics

This course reinforces existing algebra and geometry skills and explores concepts students will need to master in order to further their study of mathematics.

Algebra II

Starting with a review of basic algebra, students will learn polynomials, quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic relations, and probability and statistics.

Pre-Calculus

This course includes analytical geometry and trigonometry. Students, as mathematic analysts, will investigate how advanced mathematics concepts can solve problems encountered in operating national parks.

Calculus

This course includes a study of limits, continuity, and differentiation. It integrates algebraic, trigonometric and transcendental functions; and the applications of derivatives and integrals.

Adv Pl Calculus AB

This course consists of a full high school year of work that is comparable to college and university calculus courses.

Adv Pl Calculus BC

This course is designed to prepare the student for the AP Calculus BC exam given each year in May. With continuous enrollment, students can start the course and begin working on Calculus as early as spring of the previous year!

Adv Pl Statistics

In this course, students actively construct their own understanding of the methods, interpretation, communication, and application of statistics. Each unit is framed by enduring understandings and essential questions designed to allow students a deep understanding of the concepts at hand rather than memorization and emulation.

Critical Thinking and Study Skills

In this course, students will practice critical thinking skills, learn test-taking strategies, time management, and organization skills. They will build verbal competencies, and sharpen their mathematics reasoning, while acquiring essential learning strategies.

Driver Education/Traffic Safety

In this course students will begin to develop the skills necessary to become safe, responsible Florida drivers. Students will study the Highway Transportation System, road signs, rules of the road, accident avoidance, and how to make good choices behind the wheel. This course covers the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles required completion of the Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE). Upon successful completion, students will receive a waiver certificate, one necessary step toward getting a learner’s permit at the local DMV.

Earth Space Science

This is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, and the geologic and atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students will explore Earth's cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle.

Biology I

This course provides an in-depth look at the fundamental characteristics of living organisms. It is designed to promote scientific inquiry and discovery. Students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living organisms.

Physical Science

This course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course will provide a foundation for the study of the physical sciences.

Marine Science

Students will delve deep into Earth’s bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. They will investigate characteristics of various populations of aquatic life, patterns of distribution, and ongoing changes occurring in our ecosystem.

Chemistry I

This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry and includes: scientific inquiry, Web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application, and a variety of assessments.

Physics I

Students will discover the contributions of geniuses like Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. They will learn the concepts, theories and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy, and forces.

Adv Pl Biology

This challenging course is designed to provide a college-level experience. Over two semesters, students are engaged in a wide variety of activities, with substantial emphasis on interpreting and collecting data in virtual labs, writing analytical essays, and mastering Biology concepts.

Adv Pl Environmental Science

This course provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Students will evaluate the risks associated with environmental problems and examine alternative solutions. Laboratories support student content mastery in both hands-on and virtual experiences.

Global Studies

In this course, students learn about human rights, the environment, global security, and international economic systems. They also learn about different customs, cultures, and how they interact.

Psychology I

Through this highly-interactive course students will acquire an understanding of and an appreciation for human behavior, behavior interaction, and the progressive development of individuals.

World History

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand their connections to the development of civilizations by examining the past to prepare for their future as participating members of a global community.

American History

Students will look at some of the most profound questions that Americans still debate. They will research many important events throughout the history of America.

American Government

Students will take on the role of a Washington D.C. intern and spend time working throughout the nation’s capital with all three branches of government. They will gain a greater understanding of the country's beginnings, and how government functions at different levels.

Economics

The purpose of this course is to help students become more informed consumers, producers, investors, and taxpayer. Students are shown how their choices directly affect their future.

Adv Pl United States Government and Politics

Students will research the roles of the media, political parties, interest groups, states, candidates, bureaucracy, and the public in the governmental process. They will experience the production of policy building in the areas of economic/social policy, foreign policy, and public administration.

Adv Pl Unites States History

Woven into the chronology of this course are the key themes of American History. Issues of American identity, diversity, religion, and culture are examined. Economic transformations, the development of politic institutions, and reform movements are evaluated. War, slavery, and demographic changes are assessed. Globalization and environmental issues are analyzed.

Adv Pl Macroeconomics

Students will understand the choices they must make as producers, consumers, investors, and taxpayers. This course provides students with the knowledge and decision-making tools necessary for understanding how a society must organize its limited resources to satisfy its unlimited wants.

Adv Pl Microeconomics

Taking on the role of a leader at a fictitious company, students will learn fundamental economic concepts; including scarcity, opportunity costs and trade-offs, productivity, economic systems and institutions, exchange, money, and interdependence.

Adv Pl Spanish Language

This course is designed to develop students' interpersonal communication skills in Spanish and to prepare them for the AP Language examination. Students will learn to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Chinese I

In this course students will learn to engage in basic conversation in Mandarin Chinese, including greetings, introductions, and the exchange of basic information with others.

Chinese II

Students will further develop their communication skills at a more advanced level; including listening, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese III

In this course, students will learn more about Chinese culture including the origins, histories, anecdotes, and etiquettes for various cultural settings, events, or occasions. They will also gain the ability to compare and contrast the Chinese culture with their own cultures as they continue to build their knowledge in vocabulary, sentence patterns, and grammar points in communicative contexts.

Latin I

The purpose of this course is to give students a foundation in Latin grammar and vocabulary. This course will also introduce students to Olympic gods and give a brief overview of Roman history.

Latin II

In this course, students will build on their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. Roman engineering, art, commerce, and system of laws will be explored to demonstrate the flexibility of the language.

Latin III

The purpose of this course is to strengthen Latin vocabulary skills, as well as appreciation for well-crafted writing. Students will go directly to the source and recognize why Latin and those who speak it are still relevant today.

Spanish I

Students will learn basic Spanish grammar to help build their fluency and understanding. There are many opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form of games, written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

Spanish II

The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

Spanish III

In this course, students will have many opportunities to perfect the Spanish they learned in previous courses. They will have the chance to further expand their vocabulary and learn about Spanish-speaking countries.

French I

Learn basic French grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises.

French II

Strengthen your French listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with engaging and interactive videos, dialogs, presentations, self-checks, and much more.

Social Media

Explore your individual contribution and influential powers by identifying your digital imprint. In this course, you will examine the world through social media, where citizen journalism is the news, personal audiences are your critics and your supporters, and personal connection is subjective.

Law Studies

What are your rights as an American citizen? In this course, you will investigate aspects of family and consumer law, and learn how the state and federal court systems work. Gain an understanding of the judicial system and examine key differences between civil and criminal law.

User Interface Design

* Must have completed CCC or Intro to IT

Learn techniques to improve user experience and advanced Web concepts like FTP, CSS, and search engine optimization. You will also focus on building business skills like working with clients. Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop access is provided though a virtual desktop - no downloads required!

Music of the World

Take your knowledge of music to the next level. Learn about the impact of music and how it represents different cultures while “meeting” musicians and composers and discussing their works. Gain a historical perspective of music and experience a variety of musical styles, from the Middle Ages through the 21st century.

Guitar

This introduction to the basics of music and guitar includes music notation and musical styles. You will learn practice skills, play the guitar, and perform for your instructor throughout the course. No prior music experience is necessary, but you must have your own six-string guitar and a way to record and submit a video performance to your instructor.

Outdoor Education

Develop your skills in outdoor activities like boating and hunting, and learn about the benefits of physical activity while using proper safety procedures to experience wildlife and outdoor and extreme sports. By meeting all of the requirements of the course, you will be eligible to obtain a state of Florida Hunter Education Certificate and Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card.

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Electives

9th Grade

English I
Algebra I
Geometry
World History
Earth Space Science
Physical Science
Elective
Elective
English I Honors
Algebra I Honors
Geometry Honors
World History Honors
Biology
Honors
Elective
Elective
English I Honors
Geometry Honors
Algebra I Honors
World History Honors
Biology
Honors
Elective
Elective

10th Grade

English II
Geometry
Algebra II
Biology
Spanish I
Latin I
Chinese I
French I
Elective
Elective
English II Honors
Algebra II Honors
Geometry Honors
Chemistry
Honors
Spanish I
Latin I
Chinese I
French I
Elective
Elective
English II Honors
Algebra II Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
Chemistry
Honors
Spanish I
Latin I
Chinese I
French I
Elective
Elective

11th Grade

English III
Algebra II
US History
Chemistry
Marine Biology
Spanish II
Latin II
Chinese II
French II
Elective
English III Honors
AP Language
Algebra II Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
US History Honors
Physics
Honors
Spanish II
Latin II
Chinese II
French II
Elective
AP Language
Pre-Calc. Hon.
Calculus Hon.
AP Calc. AB
AP US History
Physics
Honors
Spanish II
Latin II
Chinese II
French II
Elective

12th Grade

English IV
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
Economics / Government
Elective
Elective
Elective
English IV Honors
AP Literature
Pre-Calculus Honors
Calculus
Economics Honors & Government Honors
Elective
Elective
Elective
AP Literature
AP Calc. AB
AP Calc. BC
AP Statistics
AP Microeco
AP Macroeco
AP US Gov/Pol
Elective
Elective
Elective
  Elective Courses Offered 9th 10th 11th 12th
  Calculus       X
  Chinese 1 X X X X
  Chinese 2 X X X X
  Chinese 3 X X X X
  Computing for College/Career X X X X
  Driver Education X X X X
  Fitness Lifestyle Design X X X X
  Foundations of Web Design X X X X
  Guitar X X X X
  HOPE X X X X
  Latin 1 X X X X
  Latin 2 X X X X
  Latin 3 X X X X
  Law Studies X X X X
  Life Management Skills X X X X
  Music of the World X X X X
  Outdoor Education X X X X
  Personal Fitness X X X X
  Physical Science X X X X
  Physics     X X
  Psychology X X X X
  Reading for College Success       X
  Social Media X X X X
  Spanish 1 X X X X
  Spanish 2 X X X X
  User Interface Design X X X X
  AP Art History     X X
  AP Biology       X
  AP Calculus AB       X
  AP Calculus BC       X
  AP Computer Science       X
  AP Environmental Science       X
  AP Macroeconomics       X
  AP Microeconomics       X
  AP Statistics       X
  AP US Government       X
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* The course progression recommendations outlined above represent traditional academic paths. Movement among the three paths, depending on academic ability in each subject, is permitted. Students that need an individualized academic plan should contact their school counselor. Remember, there are many different options when choosing the best courses for you. You may decide you like two science courses or two language courses. Any course that you do not take to fulfill a subject requirement can still be taken as an elective!
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