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 High School Courses Available

9th Grade Literature (regular/honors)
World Literature (regular/honors)
American Literature (regular/honors) or *AP English Language NOW at IA instead of GAVS!
British Literature (regular/honors) or AP English Literature (GAVS)
 
Foundations of Algebra 
Coordinate Algebra (regular/honors)
Coordinate Algebra Support (elective)
Analytic Geometry (regular/honors)
Analytic Geometry Support (elective)
Advanced Algebra (regular/honors)
Math of Finance
Advanced Math Decision Making 
Pre-Calculus (regular/honors)
AP Statistics
AP Calculus
AP Calculus BC 
 
Biology (regular/honors)
Physical Science
Physics 
AP Physics I/II (GAVS)
Chemistry (regular/honors/AP)
Environmental Science (regular/AP)
Earth Systems
Forensic Science 
Human Anatomy/Physiology
 
World Geography (regular/honors; elective) 
World History (regular/honors/AP)
US History (regular/honors/AP)
Economics (regular/honors/AP Macro or Micro)
Government (regular/honors/AP)
 

 Career & Technology

 

2542 Basic Agriculture Science (Blackboard)

2540 Plant Science & Biotechnology (year 2/3) NOW at IA instead of GAVS!

2560 Animal Science & Biotechnology NEW at IA! 

 

2592 Introduction to Digital Technology

2688 Digital Design (year 2) (GAVS)

2690 Web Design (year 3) (GAVS)

 

0200 Introduction to Business & Technology

0202 Legal Environment of Business NEW at IA! 

 

0189 Financial Literacy (GAVS)

0102 Principles of Accounting (GAVS)

 

3001 Marketing Principles

 

8572 Introduction to Healthcare Science

 
2480 Early Childhood Education  NEW at IA!

 

2493 Food, Nutrition, and Wellness  

*year one only offered in schools 

2495 Food & Nutrition through the Lifespan        (year 2, GAVS)

 

2603 Foundations of Engineering Technology

2607 Engineering Concepts (year 2)

 

8572 Introduction to Law & Justice (Blackboard)

2723 Criminal Justice Essentials (year 2)

 

4890 AP Computer Science (GAVS)

 

 Study Skills

5407 Study Skills III (oral/written communication)

 

Social Sciences

6642 Psychology (semester or year-long)

6644 AP Psychology (GAVS)

6673 Sociology (semester or year-long)

6674 Anthropology

 

Foreign Language

 

1512 Spanish I (Blackboard)

1533 Spanish II (Blackboard)

1558 Spanish III (Blackboard)

1585 AP Spanish (GAVS)

 

1592 French I

1613 French II

1634 French III (GAVS)

 

1669 German I

1666 German II

1673 German III (GAVS)

 

1680 Latin I

1690 Latin II

 

1730 Chinese I

1735 Chinese II

1740 Chinese III (GAVS)

 

1750 Japanese I (GAVS)

1753 Japanese II (GAVS)

 

1700 American Sign Language I (Blackboard)

1710 American Sign Language II (Blackboard)

 

Fine Arts

1092 Music Appreciation

 

1006 Visual Arts/Comprehensive I

1031 Visual Arts/Photography (year 2 or 3)

 

Physical Education

3102 Teams Sports

3062 Beg. Weight Training

 
 
High School Course Descriptions

Personal Fitness

Personal Fitness provides instruction in methods to attain a healthy level of physical fitness. The course covers how to develop a lifetime fitness program based on personal fitness assessment and stresses strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance. It includes fitness principles, nutrition, fad diets, weight control, stress management, adherence strategies, and consumer information and promotes self- awareness and responsibility for fitness. This course is required for graduation and is one semester in length.

 

Health

Health explores the mental, physical and social aspects of life and how each contributes to total health and well-being. The course emphasizes safety, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse prevention, disease prevention, environmental health, family life education, health careers, consumer health, and community health. An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is incorporated into the course. This course is required for graduation and is one semester in length.

 

Digital Photography

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn’t seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-up, and action photographs.

 

Intro to Business & Tech

The course is designed for high school students as an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.

 

Intro to Digital Technology

Introduction to Digital Technology is the foundational course for Web & Digital Communications, Programming, and Advanced Programming pathways. This course is designed for high school students to understand, communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support, and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project focused tasks. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the digital world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. The knowledge and skills taught in this course build upon each other to form a comprehensive introduction to digital world.

 

Anthropology

The aim of anthropology is to use a broad approach to gain an understanding of our past, present and future, and in addition address the problems humans face in biological, social and cultural life. This course will explore the evolution, similarity and diversity of humankind through time. It will look at how we have evolved from a biologically and culturally weak species to one that has the ability to cause catastrophic change. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the anthropological world are just one of the powerful learning tools utilized in this course.

 

Psychology

Psychology is an elective survey course. Topics include the history of psychology, the study of learning, memory and thought, theories of personality, insights into stress and conflict, factors influencing motivation and emotion, social and moral development, and types of mental illnesses and their treatment. It integrates and reinforces the basic social studies skills and critical thinking.

 

Sociology

Sociology is an elective survey course. Topics include the background of sociology, sociological research and methods, insights into culture, socialization skills and influences, and social institutions. It integrates and reinforces the basic social studies skills and critical thinking.

 

Marketing Principles - Music Business

Music Industry Leadership 101 to expose students to over 30 careers within the music entertainment industry. The course will teach marketing, creating a brand, teamwork and guidance from industry executives.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYWQkt6d-S8 

 

Intro Drafting and Design/Engineering Design I & II

Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of computer-aided drafting, and multi-view drawings. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design. The standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

 

Intro to Healthcare Science

Introduction to Healthcare is the foundational course for all Health Science pathways and is a prerequisite for all other Healthcare Science pathway courses. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication, and technology skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid. This course will provide students with a competitive edge to be the better candidate for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

 

Music Appreciation

This course is designed for the non-musician and will include a survey of music in society, the evolution of modern music, and the influence of culture on 20th century music. The focus of this class is history and the development of listening skills, rather than performance. Course material will begin with early music in its transformation, styles in modern music, careers in music, music technology, and music’s role in society throughout history.

 

Principles of Accounting I

Students perform accounting activities for sole proprietorships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures. Students analyze business transactions and financial statements, perform payroll, examine the global perspective of accounting, and evaluate the effects of transactions on the economic health of a business. Competencies for the co- curricular student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are integral components of the performance standards. FBLA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business & Technology and Financial Literacy

  

Banking & Investing

Explore the financial world as students dive into the main areas of financial services: banking, investing, and insurance. Basics of banking and credit including a brief history of money and banking, negotiable instruments, creation of credit, and the function of banks are explored. Methods for measuring the financial performance of financial institutions are analyzed. Students will be introduced to a variety of investment options and learn to determine the appropriate options for an investment goal. By analyzing financial reports and employing other tools to predict growth rates and return on investment, students will develop strategies to produce financial growth strategies for a business. Through projects students will determine the risks faced by individuals and businesses and decide on the proper risk management techniques to mitigate those risks. Investigating both personal and business insurance products and deciding which products are suitable for a specific customer profile. Ethical issues and case students involved in the financial services industry will be used to determine how industry regulations are developed. An investigation of careers in the financial services industry will be explored throughout this course.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business & Technology and Financial Literacy

 

Fundamentals of Web Design

Using web design as the platform for product design and presentation, students will create and learn digital media applications using elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video and digital imaging for various format. The digital media and interactive media projects developed and published showcase the student skills and ability. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management, digital citizenship, and web processes. Students will create and design web sites that incorporate digital media elements to enhance content of web site.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Technology

 

Advanced Web Design

This course will equip students with the ability to plan, design, and create a web site. Students will move past learning how to write code and progress to designing a professional looking web site using graphical authoring tools that contains multimedia elements. Working individually and in teams, students will learn to work with web page layout and graphical elements to create a professional looking web site.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Technology and Digital Design

 

Plant Science/Biotechnology

Plant science is a basic component of the AgriScience pathway. This course introduces students to the scientific theories, principles, and practices involved in the production and management of plants for food, feed, fiber, conservation and ornamental use. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course gives an overview of the plant science industry. The following are examples of topics that can be covered: Greenhouse Management, Nursery/Landscape Design, Plant Physiology, Plant Taxonomy, Genomics and Plant Genetics, and Hydroponics.

Prerequisite: Basic Agriculture Science

 

Food and Nutrition through the Lifespan

Food for Life is an advanced course in food and nutrition that addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life cycle: pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, including old age. The most common nutritional concerns, their relationship to food choices and health status, and strategies to enhance well-being at each stage of the life cycle are emphasized. This course provides knowledge for real life and offers students a pathway into dietetics, consumer food, and nutrition science careers with additional education at the post-secondary level.

Prerequisite: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

 

Advanced Placement Psychology

Advanced Placement Psychology conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Psychology Examination. The course explores the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with the various subfields of psychology will be introduced.

Prerequisite: AP World History, AP United States History recommended.

 

 

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