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Monti course catalog17 18

2017 2018

Course Catalog

“Greater than the Average” Monticello High School

39 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701
Tel: 845-794-8840 Fax: 845-794-8133

www.monticelloschools.net
Mrs. Tammy Mangus, Superintendent of Schools
Ms. Stacey Sharoff, President - Board of Education

Mr. Stephen Wilder, Principal – [email protected]
Ms. Robyn Boardman, 9th & 10th Grade AP – [email protected]

Ms. Virginia Gallet, Instructional AP – [email protected]
Mr. Christopher Palmer, 11th & 12th Grade AP – [email protected]

Dear Parent/Legal Guardian,

Enclosed you will find a copy of the courses selected by your child for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child meets with their
guidance counselor and discusses graduation requirements, required courses, and electives. Please review the course selections
very carefully with your child to ensure a thoughtful conversation regarding their academic journey here at Monticello High
School.

The development of your child’s journey is based on his/her current educational attainment, graduation requirements, requests,
teacher assignments and building utilization. This process began in December and continues until June 2017, when the schedule
will be finalized. Requests for course changes made after June 30, 2017 will be made with consideration to the end of the year
report cards, Summer School outcomes, conflicts and specific academic needs. If there are conflicts, your child will be notified
by his/her counselor.

Please note the following important dates and policies concerning scheduling:

1. April 24, 2017: All students are encouraged to make any adjustments to their course selections by this date to
ensure we are able to effectively develop a school-wide schedule that will accommodate the interests of your child
and others.

2. June 30, 2017: All student course assignments will be finalized on this date.
3. August 2017: Students who have a conflict in their schedule will be notified by mail and phone call with a request

to come in during the days our counselors are available to resolve their schedule. These dates will be provided
during summer notifications.
4. Last week of August 2017: Schedules will be mailed home.
5. Course additions will be considered if the desired course is when your child has an open period; core courses will
not be moved to accommodate electives. This must be done within the first 10 school days.
6. Students in grades 9-11 must maintain 7.5 academic courses. AIS will be added if your child is in need of
assistance in meeting graduation requirements. This is mandated and cannot be dropped.
7. Students in 12th grade are required to have 5 credits in their Senior year to be considered a full time student.
8. Course level changes will be considered until the end of the 2nd Progress Report (December 2017)
9. There are required academic and financial commitments to college level courses. Students registered for college
level courses must pay the required tuition to obtain college credit. If you choose to take the course and not
receive college credit you must notify your guidance counselor prior to June 12, 2017. If you do not notify your
guidance counselor by this date, you will be held accountable for your financial commitment. Currently Syracuse
University costs $112.00 per credit, SUNY Sullivan costs $62.00 per credit, and these prices are subject to change.
College courses, credit bearing or not, will not be dropped for any reason after the June 19th deadline. If
numbers drop below the minimum enrollment requirement of our partner institutions, the course cannot be offered
for college credit to any student.

Please contact your child’s guidance counselor immediately with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s
academic progress, course selections or graduation requirements. If the guidance counselor does not hear from you we will move
forward with your child’s course selections.

All appeals to the above deadlines will be reviewed by the High School Principal and Department Supervisor.

At Monticello High School, we are dedicated to providing the best possible academic journey for all of our students. Through
working together we can ensure an appropriate and challenging experience for your child next year.

Respectfully,

Sheryl Manz Stephen Wilder
Head Guidance Counselor Principal

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Regents Exams GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Check if Completed ART Courses in the Elective Areas BOCES
Studio Art Animal Science1
Regents Diploma Course Requirements Digital Art MUSIC/PERFORMING ARTS Animal Science2
Contemporary Art and Design Concert Choir Auto Body 1
Integrated Algebra Regents Check if Completed English Drawing and Painting I Orchestra Auto Body 2
Science Regents English 9 Drawing and Painting II Concert Band Auto Tech 1
Global Studies Regents English 10 Sculpture .5 Performance Skills 1&2&3 Auto Tech 2
US History Regents English 11 Animation (.5) Music Technology 1-2-3 Broadband 1
English Regents English 12 Web Design (.5) AP Music Theory ( $90.00 AP Exam) Career Opportunities
3D Modeling (.5) History of Music Computer Networking 1
Advanced Regents Diploma Social Studies Ceramics (.5) Emerging Ensembles (Chamber) Computer Networking 2
Stage Design Dance 1 Construction Trade1
Algebra Regents Social Studies 9 AP St in Art 2D design ( $90. AP Exam) Dance 2 Construction Trade2
Geometry Regents Social Studies 10 AP St in Art Drawing ($90. AP Exam) Dance 3/Elements of Dance Cosmet 1
Algebra 2 and Trig Regents Social Studies 11 Dance 4/Dance Music Collaborative Cosmet 2
Science Regents Participation in Gov't. (.5) BUSINESS Ind Study Music Culinary1
Science Regents Economics (.5) AOF Entreprenuership Culinary2
Global Studies Regents Business Law TECHNOLOGY/STEAM E Child Ed 1
US History Regents Math AOF Event Planning and Entertainment Marketing Design & Drawing E Child Ed 2
English Regents Computer Applications (.5) STEAM Math Health Occ 1
LOTE Exam for Regents Credit Integrated Algebra Money Matters Wood Manufacturing 1 (.5) Health Occ 2
AOF Accounting Wood Manufacturing 2 (.5) Hlth/New Vis
Please note: There are many variations Geometry AOF Bus Econ & Financial Service Ind. Structural Engineering (.5) Hospitality and Tourism 1
regarding Regents Exam requirements for Computer Applications SCCC ($186.) Manufacturing and Construction Hospitality and Tourism 2
graduation. Please consult your school Math AOF Fin. Dec. Making/International Bus Introduction to Computer Science Nat Resour 1
counselor if you have any concerns about your AOF Coop Work Exp Intern Java Programming (.5) Nat Resour 2
status. Science Financial Accounting SCCC ($248.00) C++ Programming (.5) Public Safety 1
English 11 AOF Intro to Game Industry (.5) Public Safety 2
Living Environment English 12 AOF Computer Gaming 1
Computer Science AP ( $90.00 AP Exam) Precision Machining Technology
Earth Science FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE Computer Science Principals AP ( $90.00 AP Exam) Welding 1
Basic Food Preparation and Nutrition BCS Eng 12A
Science Global/Gourmet Foods 1 (.5) BCS Eng 12B
Global/Gourmet Food 2 (.5) Technical MathA
Language Other Than English Technical MathB
Child Development & Early Childhood Edu. Technical ScienceA
Art/Music Parenting (.5) Technical ScienceB
Fashion (.5) Career Financial Mgt
Health Clothing Design and Creation (.5) Career Financial Mgt
Health @ BOCES
PE PE @ BOCES
PE Anatomy & Physiology BOCES
PE Economics - SUPA BOCES
PE Public Affairs - SUPA BOCES
English 12 HP BOCES

Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Total Must have 22 or more

2 3

SAT Preparation Academy of AOF Event Planning and Entertainment the Common Core Standards for English/ AOF Financial Decision Making/ receivables and temporary investments,
Finance Marketing Language Arts. Students will prepare for International Business inventories, plant and intangible assets,
This course is designed to prepare AOF Full Year; 1 HS credit the English Regents. Students will study 1 year; 1 HS credit payroll, notes payable, other current
students to take the SAT or ACT exam This course focuses on a variety of busi- major authors through a variety of genres Financial decision making and planning liabilities, corporate stock and dividends,
as part of their college preparato- Grade 9 ness strategies related to the sports and and participate in oral discussions regard- is the process of managing finances in and financial statement preparation.
ry journey. This course will teach AOF Entrepreneurship entertainment marketing industry, includ- ing the works. Written communication will order to meet life goals. This course coor- Open to Seniors only. Prerequisite: AOF
students the test format and provide ing advertising, pricing, and promotion. include (but not be limited to) expository dinates all aspects of finances--earning, Accounting or instructor permission.
strategies and practice test questions. Grade 10 Students will be able to apply fundamen- writing, report writing, and genre writ- spending, saving, investing, tax planning, There is a per-credit fee for this course.
Students will prepare for all sections AOF Event Planning/Sports & Entertain- tal marketing and promotional concepts ing. Oral and written assessment will be retirement planning and estate planning.
of the SAT including, reading, writing ment Marketing to both the sports and entertainment featured in this course. All students will be The topics of credit, risk management, Business Law
and language, and math. Seniors AOF Entrepreneurship industries. Students will understand expected to complete writing for literary and insurance are also covered. In Full year; 1 HS credit
should plan on taking this course in sports and entertainment as a product response and expression. Open to AOF addition, students learn federal and NYS Do you know that at the age of 18 you are
their first semester and juniors should Grade 11 and will learn about key marketing strat- Juniors only. tax law, become IRS certified, and pre- responsible for your contractual obliga-
sign up for the second semester. AOF Accounting egies of successful team franchises and pare basic level tax returns for qualified tions? This course is vital for graduating
AOF English 11 entertainment personalities. Students will AOF English 12 community tax payers through the IRS seniors. The laws which affect our every-
Study Skills 101 SCCC Computer Applications plan and host an event at MHS. Open to Full year; 1 HS credit Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) day living from a personal and business
sophomores that have taken B & E 21 and This class satisfies the twelfth grade En- program. viewpoint are discussed. Attention is
Study Skills 101 would be a natural Grade 12 all Juniors & Seniors. glish requirement. given to the following topics: buying and
progression for 11th grade students AOF Financial Decision Making/ This course covers the topics of writing Explore the fascinating world of inter- selling goods, credit, insurance, personal
as they test out of the Read 180 AOF Accounting for business audiences, improving writing national business. Learn to distinguish property, real property, bailments, wills,
program. This one semester course International Business Full year; 1 HS credit techniques, revising and proofreading between domestic and international busi- and commercial paper and contracts.
would introduce and reinforce the AOF English 12 Emphasis is placed on basic accounting routine business messages, negative, per- ness. Students learn the basic founda- Contemporary court decisions will also
skills needed by students to meet the SCCC Financial Accounting theory and the flow of work through the suasive and business messages, reporting tions of business within the context of the be discussed. This course is a definite aid
academic challenges of junior and AOF Business Economics/ accounting cycle. This course covers the data and communicating for employment. global economy. The following topics will for any student contemplating business
senior year, as well as post-secondary general journal, ledgers, and the analysis Students will learn to make decisions be covered: Expanding abroad, foreign administration in college. Open to Grades
education. The proposed skills cov- Financial Services of financial statements. Manual and com- involving selection and organization of investment, foreign currency/exchange 10-12.
ered within the course would be (but Business Law puter applications are explored. Open to content and in choosing an appropriate rates, monetary institutions, trade barriers,
not limited to): AOF Cooperative Work Experience AOF Juniors only. method of presentation of information. NAFTA, WTO, and EU. Prerequisite AOF AOF/SCCC Business Field Experience
AOF/SCCC Business Field Experience The use of technology and collaboration Junior-level classes. Open to AOF Seniors Half year; ½ HS credit; 3 SCCC credits
• Time Management AOF Participation in Government AOF Business Economice/Financial to enhance the effectiveness of business only. This course is designed to provide the
• Note-taking Services communication is covered. Oral pre- student with a supervised fieldwork expe-
• Reading ACADEMY OF FINANCE Full year; 1 HS credit sentations, written business reports and SCCC Computer Applicatons (cpt-1207) rience. The major purpose is to develop
• Memory Everything you need to know about proposals are required. Throughout the Full year; 1credit; 3 SCCC credits professional, occupational competence,
• Exam Prep AOF Entrepreneurship how the economy works and where it school year, we will also emphasize how This course is designed to teach students using employment as a source of learn-
• Exam Taking Full year; 1 HS credit is going will be covered in this full-year to analyze literature from a business per- intermediate & advanced functions of MS ing. The student works in a specific area
• Academic Dishonesty This course is designed to teach the course. Economics does not have to be spective in order to evaluate a character’s Office software. A simulation approach of interest for a minimum of 120 hours.
• Problem Solving essentials of the daily operations and complicated—it can be very interesting decision-making processes and attitudes will be used. Students will construct and Approval by AOF Director is required.
• Procrastination recordkeeping of a small business. and very relevant to our everyday lives. toward employment, money, and society. format common business documents,
• Stress Management Knowing how business works will be of Connections are made to the vast number Open to AOF Seniors only. flyers, and multiple-page reports using AOF Cooperative Work Experience
• Motivation great value in any future employment. of industries in the business world. You Microsoft Word. Using Microsoft Excel,
The characteristics of successful entre- will learn about the career opportunities AOF Participation in Government students will construct and format simple Full year; ½- 1 HS credit
Suggested text: preneurs will be discussed. Students in the financial services industry. You ½ year; ½ HS Credit spreadsheets, use formulas and functions,
It’s All About Choices by Marlene F. will learn the importance of recognizing will learn a logical way of thinking about Participation in Government is a course and enhance a workbook with charts and This program is designed to provide an
Blumin opportunities and being open to creative economic matters through graphic repre- designed to illustrate to students the graphs. Using Access, students will build
solutions. Students will participate in the sentations, computer simulations, on-line importance of their role as citizens in a and modify simple data tables, create opportunity for interested students to
https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/ Teen Entrepreneur simulation. In addi- research and reporting. At the end of democracy. The point is for students queries, on-screen forms and reports.
tion, students will explore various career this course you will be prepared to make to understand that they must become Using PowerPoint, students will construct enter an occupation. Juniors and seniors,
its-all-about-choices opportunities and understand important rational economic choices as citizens of a involved in their communities--being a and edit on-screen presentations. There
aspects of being a productive employ- state, nation, and the world. This course good citizen is not merely voting. This is a per-credit fee for this course. Open to sixteen years of age and older, are eligi-
4 ee. Banking concepts will be explored. will meet the economics course require- course will also look at different issues Juniors & Seniors.
Students will also spend time becoming ment for graduation. Open to AOF and determine how good citizens make ble to participate in the Cooperative Work
proficient in keyboarding and learning Seniors only. up their minds about policy issues. The SCCC Financial Accounting
basic business computer applications. overriding concept is the way in which we (Business 1416) Experience Program. To provide this
Open to grades 9-12. AOF English 11 address social problems through devel- Full year; 1 HS credit; 4 SCCC credits
Full year; 1 HS Credit opment of public policy. This course is This course is designed to meet the opportunity, the school arranges a special
The 11th grade curriculum continues project based with a significant amount needs of those students who are interest-
building upon the foundations of reading, of independent project work. Critical ed in pursuing a college Business major. program with a portion set aside for “on-
writing, vocabulary, and communication thinking skills will be emphasized. Emphasis is placed on the following top-
skills needed for successful completion of ics: completion of the accounting cycle, the-job” supervised work. The employer
a sequence in English and as outlined in
who hires the student provides this train-

ing. The trainee is expected to assume the

normal obligations of any employee for

which he or she is paid at least the legal

minimum salary. Employment may be ter-

minated at the employer’s discretion. All

legal requirements are fulfilled for legal

employment. The student receives one

(1) unit of credit toward graduation for

the completion of 300 hours of accept-

able work, and ½ unit for 150 hours. 5





STEAM Pre-Health Principles of Health Science Intro to Anatomy & Year 1 is the first year in the journey and can be started as a freshman or sophomore. Juniors can take elective courses within a Students that complete a minimum of 3 credits within a journey, will be given internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, Technology various career opportunities available in Java
Journeys Journey New Fall 2017, Biochemistry Physiology II, journey as long as they have completed the foundation course. Specific course descriptions are found within each department on and will be recognized at graduation with a designated journey cord. construction and woodworking industries. 1/2 Year; 1/2 credit. This introductory-lev-
21 Spring 2019 21 the page number specified in this table. Design and Drawing for Production Pre-Requisites: DDP or Studio in Art, and el one-semester course is designed for
Science SUPA Full Year; 1HS credit (Foundation Course Wood Manufacturing I people who have very little program-
Technology Physics, for Envision and Build Journey). DDP ming experience, In Java Programming,
Engineering 21 meets NYS Requirement for 1 credit in Manufacturing and Construction students gain an understanding of Java
the Arts. Drawing and design encourages 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. Manufacturing platforms and learn how to build stand-
Art Medical Anatomy & SUPA visual problem solving using common and production technology is a conscious alone applications. Students also learn
Math Interventions Physiology I, Chemistry, graphic language to describe forms in the exploration of the processes that take techniques of Java and how Java can
Fall 2018 21 21 human-made environment. It provides raw materials to finished goods Student be used in cross-platform computing. At
10 experiences for the student to develop teams take their designs from concept the end of the course, students are able
Design and New Media Studio in Art , 12 or Animation, 3D Modeling, Advanced analytical skills and problem solving with sketches to finished product while defin- to write basic programs in Java and are
Journey Design and Drawing for 12 12 Placement real-world experiences. It provides the ing the systems structure of a manufac- prepared for further instruction in any
Production, 11 Studio Art, developmental foundations required turing enterprise. Their manufacturing programming language.
13 in the process of product design and process activities will use CNC equip- Pre-requisite: Introduction to Computer
production. Students will be issued some ment; plastics mold design and rapid Science and C++ Programming
Digital Art, Web basic drawing tools, such as a compass prototyping. Students explore construc-
12 Design, that they will be responsible for the same tion systems including framing, HVAC, Introduction to Game Industry
12 they are for textbooks. electrical plumbing and plot planning. 1/2 Year; 1/2 credit. Video games are an
21st Century Construction mathematics is emphasized increasingly important medium in terms
Design, Wood Manufacturing I using a transit n a laser level. In his unit of national use, cultural impact, and prof-
13 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. Students will de- students understand systems thinking itability. Digital gaming sales hit a record
sign and construct individual projects us- and the integration of materials, labor, 61 billion in 2015. With a rapidly growing
Information JAVA, Computer Game Industry, Gaming, 11 19 Advanced ing the principles of good design, sound costs, and site management in every base of mainstream users, games are
Technology Journey 11 Placement construction and safety. Students will phase of the building. a medium that needs to be examined.
Computer learn to operate power machinery and Pre-Requisite: DDP or Studio in Art; Trigo- However, this industry, its history, and
Science, 20 proper construction procedures. Empha- nometry or concurrent in Trigonometry or the cultural practices it engenders have
sis will be on quality, craftsmanship, good STEAM Math been seriously neglected in comparison
Introduction to C++, Intro to Computer Web work ethic, and proper use of tools. to television and other media. This course
Computer Science, 11 Gaming, Design, Pre-Requisite: DDP or Studio in Art Structural Engineering has been designed as a broad introduc-
19 19 12 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. Structural Engi- tion to the medium and history of video
Wood Manufacturing II neering is a field of engineering dealing games and the industry. It draws from a
Envision and Design and Drawing for Wood Structural 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. This course is a with the analysis and design of structures wide variety of disciplines to examine vid-
Build Journey Production, 11 or Manufacturing II, Engineering, continuation of Wood Manufacturing I that support or resist loads. Structural eo games as aesthetic products, cultural
Studio in Art, 12 11 11 and will allow students to develop skills engineers are involved in the design of products, economic outputs, as a policy
Alternative in the field of woodworking. It is proj- building and other structures. Their de- issue, as possible sources of effects and
Energy II, ect-based and student driven with a cul- sign must satisfy given criteria, safety, ser- sites of community.
21 minating project that should demonstrate viceability, and performance. Accounting
advanced skills, such as different types of for weather physical laws and materials 11
Wood Manufacturing Alternative joints, surface preparation, and finishing performance are just some of the structur-
Manufacturing I, and techniques. Students will also explore al engineer’s considerations Projects will
11 Construction, 11 Energy I,4 be student driven based on interest.
21 Pre-Requisite: DDP or Studio in Art, Trigo-
year 1 2 3 nometry or concurrent in Trigonometry or
STEAM Math

C++
1/2 Year; 1/2 credit. In this introductory
course, students learn basic program-
ming and coding concepts through a se-
ries of hands-on projects. They also learn
about software development careers,
the software development process, and
industry best practices. Using a variety
of tools, including Microsoft Visual C++,
students master the building blocks of
programming; functions, variables, loops,
arrays, and classes.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Computer
Science

Visual art using portraiture, still-life, interiors, including preparation for college will be works will also be explored. Using a 3D The amount of time spent outside of English
Art landscape and abstraction as themes for examined. The process of art including printer to print works and projects will be school is equivalent to that of what is Language
personal expression. Historical and cul- drawing, developing ideas, sketching, included. Careers in 3D Modeling will be expected on the college level. Students
Studio In Art tural explorations will guide the themed and critiquing yours and professional examined. The process of art including are expected to develop their own ideas Arts
Full Year, 1 HS credit: 0 College credits approach. Students will not only be works of art is included in the plan for drawing, developing ideas, sketching, and solutions to problems, create their
Students will be expected to read about, expected to critique their own work and this course. It is strongly recommended and critiquing yours and professional own problems to solve through their In grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, English is
write about, and produce works of art. process but that of their peers as well. that students take Digital Art before they works of art is included in the plan for this artwork and create works demonstrating taught at two levels: R and HP*
Studio In Art is a foundation course to Drawings, sketches, written responses take this course. Students in the STEAM course. It is strongly recommended that a maturity in the use of materials and *All Honors Program (HP) students must
bring together experiences in: creating, are incorporated into the course required Journey: Design and New Media should you have taken Digital Art and Animation ideas. Students will create a portfolio that maintain an 80 average.
viewing and critiquing art; as well as, work. Prerequisite: Studio In Art. Students follow the sequence of courses outlined prior to this class. Students in the STEAM includes work from summer assignments,
examining art history and aesthetics. Stu- are expected to provide pencils and eras- in STEAM. Spring semester; ½ credit; Journey: Design and New Media should assignments given by the instructor English 9R
dents will examine a range of traditional ers as required materials. NO college credit. follow the sequence of courses outlined. during the school year; as well as, inde- Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
themes including: portraits, landscapes, ½ credit; NO college credit. pendently completed works. For Seniors The 9th grade curriculum builds the
the Elements of Art/ Principles of De- Drawing and Painting 2 Web Design only; requires a fee; experience in mul- foundations of reading, writing, vocabu-
sign and still-life. These themes will be Full Year, 1 HS credit: 0 College credits In Web Design web pages ¬will be Contemporary Art & Design tiple Visual Arts courses recommended. lary and communication skills needed for
explored in a variety of mediums such as This course is designed to take students treated as a design object, a work of art. Full-year; 1 credit; possible college credit A portfolio of candidate/student work is successful completion of a sequence in
pencil, colored pencil, collage and paint. through a deeper experience in develop- In addition you will learn the basics of upon successful submission of an AP required for instructor review in May/June English and as outlined in the SED Stan-
It is strongly recommended that students ing and improving drawing and painting coding simple web site elements using portfolio. of the student’s Junior year for purposes dards for English/Language Arts. Stu-
take this course in 9th grade. Students skills. Students are required to use their basic HTML markup. HTML markup such This course will begin with creating proj- of goal setting before the course begins. dents will begin preparation for the En-
who successfully complete the Studio In sketchbook as an artist’s journal. They as this: ects that a 21st Century artist or Designer Please arrange an appointment with the glish Regents (11th grade). Students will
Art course and wish to expand their ex- will write and work out ideas in order to may encounter such as creating a motion AP instructor as soon as possible. There is study major authors through a variety of
periences in an in-depth manner, should progress through the creative process to <figure> graphic, a series of wearable electronics a fee required for this course. genres and participate in oral discussions
sign up for Elective Art courses during producing original works of art. Sketching <img src=”images/chocolate-islands.jpg” with the package design for the series, a regarding the works. Written communica-
their 10th-12th grade years. Students are is expected and due dates/ deadlines are campaign that includes buttons or t-shirts Stage Design tion will include (but not be limited to) ex-
required to purchase pencils and erasers. strictly enforced. Prerequisite: Studio In alt=”chocolate islands” expressing a contemporary idea, a series 1 yr, 1 HS credit pository writing, report writing, and genre
Art and Drawing and Painting 1. Students title=”Chocolate Islands-Individual of digital icons or badges needed for a writing. Oral and written assessment will
Sculpture are required to provide pencils and eras- cakes” web site, or 3D inflatables. The course This course is for students who are inter- be featured in this course. All students
½ Year, ½ HS credit: 0 College credit ers for this course. </figure>. will transition to a choice-based curric- ested in preparation for the theater, mov- will be expected to complete writing for
The Sculpture course requirements intro- ulum where, using your knowledge and ie and music industry. This is a combined literary response and expression.
duce students to the many different pro- Digital Art The above combination of tag and what interested you in prior art classes, 3-D and 2-D course which uses drawing,
cesses involved in 3D sculpture produc- In Digital Art you will learn the basics markup tells the internet to use a photo you will have the opportunity to plan and painting, diorama construction, model English 9HP
tion. There are many schools of thought of working with materials to create art of chocolate cakes in a file, and use the execute work you wish to create. This making and other techniques to produce Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
and applications in regard to sculpture through digital media. The focus is on title “Chocolate Islands- Individual Cakes”. course requires the development, organi- mostly miniature stage and set designs. The 9th grade Honors Program (HP) is
and this course encourages a variety of Adobe software Photoshop and Illustra- Simple web sites use several hundred zation, and creation of a body of work for Prerequisite: Studio Art geared essentially to the above-average
mediums to be explored. Students will tor. Software will be learned through a lines of code similar to this example. You a purposeful portfolio. In addition, in this student who enjoys an academic chal-
be expected to create original 3D works variety of exercises that build to using will also learn the principles of good web course you will have the opportunity to Ceramics lenge. Emphasis is placed on a whole
expressing their understanding of the what you learned in more involved works design; which includes type, aesthetics, submit an Advanced Placement Studio in 1/2 yr, 1/2 HS credit 0 college credit language approach that combines
“joining” process and its role in sculptural of art including portraits, themed work, user interactivity, and working with imag- Art portfolio in, either 2D, Drawing, or 3D. thinking, reading, writing, listening, and
development. Methods in carving and and works that express or challenge a es for the web. Web Design as a career As with all other art courses this course In ceramics the student will learn how speaking skills.
construction will be emphasized. Prereq- variety of ideas. The process of art includ- will also be examined including careers will continue the practice of critiquing to hand build and throw on the potters
uisite: Studio In Art. Pencil and sketch- ing drawing, developing ideas, sketching, such as Computer Engineer and Graphic works of art, writing about art, and main- wheel. The student will produce both English 10R
book are required course materials. and critiquing yours and professional Designer. The process of art including taining a working sketchbook. It is strong- functional and non-functional 3D art Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
works of art is included in the plan for this drawing, developing ideas, sketching, ly recommended that you take Digital forms out of clay. The 10th grade curriculum continues to
Drawing and Painting 1 course. It is strongly recommended that and critiquing yours and professional Art prior to taking this course. Full-year; Students will be exposed to contempo- build on the foundations begun in the 9th
Full Year, 1 HS credit: 0 College credits you take this course before you take other works of art (web site as art and design) 1 credit; possible college credit upon rary and historic artists. Visiting artists may year English program. Additional empha-
This course is for students interested New Media courses such as Animation, is included in the plan for this course. It successful submission of an AP portfolio. be on site. sis will be given to writing and speaking
in developing artistic skills in 2D medi- 3D Modeling, Web Design, and Graphic is strongly recommended that students Specific AP Portfolio requirements can be Prerequisite: Studio Art as outlined in SED Standards for English/
ums. This is a theme based drawing and Design. Fall Semester course; ½ credit; take Digital Art before they take this found on the College Board Website: AP Language Arts. A greater emphasis will
painting course. Students will use various NO college credit. course. Students in the STEAM Journey: Studio Art Portfolio Requirements. be placed on students’ abilities to read,
mediums including pencils, pastels and Design and New Media should follow the write, listen, and speak for critical analysis
oil paints. Students will develop their Animation sequence of courses outlined in STEAM. AP Studio In Art: Drawing and/or 2D and evaluation. Oral and written presen-
In Animation you will learn principles and ½ credit; NO college credit. Design
12 methods of animation such as Squash Full Year, 1 HS credit: 3 (possible) College 13
and Stretch, Anticipation, Stop Action, 3D Modeling (digital) credits
and animating vector art to name a few. In 3D Modeling you will learn the basics This course is designed to match the level
You will learn the basics of animation by of creating works of art in 3D modeling of quality, concentration and breadth of
animating on paper then quickly moving software. While the focus of the course the first year college art student in the
to Adobe Edge Animate and finally Ado- is to explore 3D modeling and rendering courses of Drawing and/or 2D Design.
be After Effects. Animation as a career to make works of art, animating these



SUPA English Language average. FOR REGENTS’ CREDIT
Full year; 1 HS credit; 6 SU credits Other Than Materials: dictionary (French/English, Materials: dictionary (French/English,
This course is 2 semester courses; you German/English, or Spanish/English, as German/English, or Spanish/English, as
must take both semesters. The courses English appropriate) appropriate)
are:
Health & FRENCH 1, GERMAN 1, SPANISH 1 FRENCH 3, GERMAN 3, SPANISH 3 AP Spanish Language (Advanced) Math
SUPA Writing 105 Physical (Checkpoint A: Beginner) (Checkpoint B: Intermediate Part 2) Grades 11 – 12, full year, 1 credit
1/2 year; 1/2 HS credit; 3 Syracuse Uni- Education Grades 9 -12, full year, 1 credit Grades 9 – 12, full year, 1 credit This advanced course is a continuation Algebra 1 with Lab
versity credits of SPANISH 4/5. The class is conducted This is the first course in the high school
Writing 105 is offered through Syracuse Physical Education Students will develop basic proficiency This course is a continuation of Level 2 in Spanish and targeted to students with math sequence with a Regents exam in
University’s Project Advance. This course ½ credit course offered for grades 9-12. skills in listening, speaking, reading, and language study and completes the prepa- four years or equivalent of high school June. This class incorporates a math-
pays particular attention to writing as Physical Education is a full school year writing in the target language. They will ratory material for the COMPREHENSIVE Spanish. Students review previous topics ematics instructional lab to provide
a means of learning and as a way of commitment which every student is be introduced to different cultures and EXAMINATION FOR REGENTS’ CREDIT while practicing advanced grammati- additional support for students to meet
encouraging active intellectual engage- mandated to take and pass for (4) years in compare these cultures with their own. at Checkpoint B. Communication in the cal concepts and further refining their the increased rigor of this course. The
ment. Learning how to write formal high school by NYSED. A variety of elec- NOTE: New York State requires that all target language and knowledge of target abilities to speak, write and understand primary focus of this course is to build
academic analysis and argument begins tives are offered to allow students every students earn one credit in Languages cultures are the primary goals. Spanish. a solid foundation in the skills of alge-
with learning how to think reflectively in opportunity to participate in activities Other Than English (LOTE) in order to Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 LOTE. Students will take the College Board bra and problem-solving techniques.
various kinds of informal written modes, of interest to them. Student growth will graduate High School. This course satis- Materials: dictionary (French/English, Spanish Language Advanced Placement Students will also gain skills in writing
such as reading logs, class correspon- be measured using a pre- and post- as- fies the requirement. German/English, or Spanish/English, as exam in May. There is an additional fee mathematically to model real-life applica-
dences, and response papers. Classes sessment test including the Fitnessgram Students who wish to continue to the next appropriate) for the AP exam. tions of mathematics. The main topics of
are organized around topics of inquiry PACER test and knowledge of activities level of language study must pass this Prerequisite: pass SPANISH 4 or equiva- this course include working with number
that become focal points for numerous taught throughout the year in a written course with a minimum B average. SPANISH 3/4 NS: ADVANCED SPANISH lent AND recommendation of teacher systems and their associated operations,
reading and frequent writing assign- test. The Fitnessgram PACER test will be FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS working with algebraic symbols and their
ments. Students who successfully com- administered twice per year with perma- HISPANIC FOODS AND THE SPANISH (Checkpoint B/Checkpoint C: Intermedi- AP Spanish Literature (Advanced) usefulness in problem solving, working
plete the course receive three (3) college nent records kept. Missed classes must be LANGUAGE (Checkpoint A: Beginner) ate Part 2/Advanced) Grades 11 – 12, full year, 1 credit with the mathematical processes and
credits from Syracuse – transferable to made up to account for students’ aca- Students will develop basic proficiency Grades 9 – 12, full year, 1 credit This advanced course is conducted in their associated patterns, working with
hundreds of colleges and universities. demic grade and all students are required skills in listening, speaking, reading, and Spanish and targeted to students who coordinate geometry for analyzing prob-
Prerequisite: recommendation by teach- to dress appropriately. Modifications to writing in Spanish. They will be intro- This course is for native speakers of Span- have already taken AP Spanish Language. lem-solving situations, working with data
er, one semester, ½ credit. Students must the original curriculum can be made to duced to different Hispanic cultures and ish who read and write at an intermediate The curriculum is designed to expand and its organization into different display
enroll in both Writing 105 and English account for individual student needs. compare these cultures with their own, (Proficient Checkpoint A) level or above. students’ proficiencies across a range of methods for analysis, working with
141. There is a per credit fee for this and with an emphasis on Hispanic foods. Students will expand their vocabulary and modes of communication—with special probability to determine the likelihood of
all Project Advance Courses. Health Education Students will have “hands-on” opportuni- further develop their communication skills attention to the interpretive and presen- events. A TI-NSpire graphing calculator
½ credit course offered for grades 10-12. ties to develop skills in food preparation, while exploring a variety of Latino cultures tational modes of communication—and and computer software programs are
SUPA English 141 Health Education is a graduation require- meal planning, and organizing kitchen and dialects. Students who have not yet asks students to reflect on the many integral components of the course. Stu-
1/2 year; 1/2 HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE ment at Monticello H.S. The goal of the work areas. This course will count as a taken the COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINA- voices and cultures included in a rich and dents will receive one credit for success-
UNIVERSITY CREDITS Health & Wellness course is to empower pre-requisite for advanced food cours- TION FOR REGENTS’ CREDIT will take the diverse body of literature written in Span- ful completion of this course.
This course is offered through Syracuse students to develop requisite knowledge, es in the Family and Consumer Science exam in June. ish. Students will take the College Board Note: This course is a graduation re-
University’s Project Advance. Students skill, and attitude needed to develop and Department and also BOCES. Prerequisite: Middle School Spanish for Spanish Literature Advanced Placement quirement.
who successfully complete the course maintain lifelong health and wellness. Native Speakers OR recommendation of exam in May. There is an additional fee
receive three (3) college credits from Course topics include but are not limited FRENCH 2, GERMAN 2, SPANISH 2 language teacher for the AP exam. Algebra 1A
Syracuse – transferable to hundreds of to: violence and mental wellness, person- (Checkpoint B: Intermediate Part 1) Prerequisite: pass AP SPANISH LAN- This course, aligned with the Common
colleges and universities. The course al safety, nutrition and personal health, Grades 9 – 12, full year, 1 credit FRENCH 4 AND 5, GERMAN 4 AND 5, GUAGE or equivalent OR recommenda- Core Learning Standards, is the first year
focuses on reading and interpretation. pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other STI’s, and SPANISH 4 AND 5 tion of teacher of a two year program, which is designed
Students read a variety of texts in order to Drug (legal and illegal) education. Students will communicate (listen, speak, (Checkpoint C: Advanced)
discover how their reading of a text relies read, and write) about situations in the Grades 11 – 12, full year, 1 credit 17
upon implicit understanding of signs past, present, and future. They will
that are not only culturally established, increase their vocabulary in the target In this advanced level language course
but also part of a system that operates language and continue to explore target students read and discuss cultural topics,
through complex relationships. Stu- cultures. literary excerpts, short stories, and news-
dents write frequently: informal papers, Prerequisite: Pass the SULLIVAN COUN- paper and magazine articles. Students
reading logs, reactions, and a specified TY LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EXAM write brief reports and create projects.
number of longer formal papers drawing OR pass Level 1 LOTE with a minimum B Students listen to digital media and
on material covered in the course. Pre- watch movies and film clips in the target
requisite: recommendation by teacher, language. Students converse in the target
one semester, ½ credit. Students must language. An alternating two-year curric-
enroll in both Writing 105 and this course. ulum is offered.
There is a per credit fee for this and all Prerequisite: Pass Level 3 LOTE, including
Project Advance Courses. the COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

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SUPA Forensic Science Social Social Studies 10 Global History II (Re- the NYS Global Regents exam, and teach- policy issues, communicating ideas and in an increasingly global world. This
Full year; 1 HS credit; 4 college credits Studies gents) er recommendation. There is a per-credit findings, collecting information, using college-level course demands perfor-
each. Forensic Science focuses upon the Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits fee for this course. graphs, tables and statistics, examining mance equivalent to the course offered
application of scientific methods and SOCIAL STUDIES In grade ten students are required to take the use of surveys and informal inter- on campus. Students who successfully
techniques used to investigate crime. This the second half of the two-year course in Economics views, identifying a social problem and complete the course receive three (3)
course is intended to provide an introduc- In grades 9 and10 Social Studies is taught Global History and Geography. Grade ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE coming up with a proposed policy to deal college credits from Syracuse University
tion to understanding the science behind at two levels: Regents and Honors 10 provides a snapshot of the world circa CREDITS with it, listing costs and benefits of pro- transferable to hundreds of colleges and
crime detection. Scientific methods spe- In Grades 11 and 12 the Honors level 1750. The course continues chronolog- This course is intended to give students posed policies, developing benchmarks universities. This college-level course
cifically relevant to crime detection and course are dual enrollment college cours- ically up to the present. Several con- an understanding of the American eco- to assess the impact of policy, analyzing introduces C. Wright Mills’ classic notion
analysis will be presented with emphasis es offered through Syracuse University cepts are woven throughout the course nomic system. Students will be intro- political factors, developing strategies to of “the sociological imagination” and
placed upon techniques used in evaluat- Project Advance. including industrialization, nationalism, duced to the basic principles of our eco- implement a policy, identifying essential the promise of sociology, and encourag-
ing physical evidence. Laboratory exer- imperialism, conflict, technology, and the nomic system and the problems facing features of major current public policy es students to see and think about the
cises will include techniques commonly For Special Education students, a one- interconnectedness of the world. The last all economic systems. Within the market issues and working in teams effectively. relationship between themselves and the
employed in forensic investigations. year Global Course combing both Global three Key Ideas focus on global issues, economy, students will study the roles of Students who successfully complete the social world. There is a per credit fee for
Prerequisite: Successful completion of History I and Global History II is offered to applying a more thematic approach. labor, capital, and government. The place course receive three (3) college credits this course.
Regents Living Environment. 9th graders under the Special Education Students in this course will be required to of the United States in the world economy from Syracuse University transferable to Grade level: 12
Committee with the appropriate place- pass a Regents exam at the end of grade will be analyzed. hundreds of colleges and universities.
SUPA Physics I & II (Calculus based, ment. As 10th graders, this same group 10 for graduation. Students will sequence Satisfies the high school graduation History through Film/Art/Music (Elective)
PHY211/221 and PHY212/222) or SUPA of students will be placed in US History into U.S. History and Government upon SUPA Economics requirement for Participation in Govern- ½ year, ½ HS credit 0 college credits
Major Concepts in Physics (non –Calculus and Government. successful completion of this course. ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI- ment. There is a per credit fee for this One way to learn about the past is to
based, PHY101/111 and PHY102/112) Note: beginning in the 2017-2018, stu- VERSITY CREDITS course. study how it is portrayed through movies,
2 semesters; 1/2 HS credit each; 4 college All Honors Program (HP/CIC) students dents will transition to a Regents exam SUPA Economics is a Syracuse Univer- Grade level: 12 artwork, and the music associated with
credits each. This course is primarily must maintain an 80 average. assessing Global History II only. sity, three credit hour study of college its historical themes. In this course we
about motions of objects and forces, Four (4) years of Social Studies are level economic themes that both readies SUPA Foundations of Human Behavior will examine historical events by view-
which underlie these motions. The theory required for graduation. Electives do not Social Studies 11 United States History students for a further study of Micro and (Elective) ing films, listening to music, analyzing
that describes the above phenomena was count towards the four-year requirement. and Government (Regents) Macro Economics and satisfies the ½ ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI- artwork, interactive discussions of the
developed by Isaac Newton in the 17th Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits credit graduation requirement for high VERSITY CREDITS historical context of each event, and re-
century and is called “classical mechan- Social Studies 9: Global History I In grade eleven, a chronological study of school economics. There is a per credit SUPA Psychology is offered through flective writing assignments. The human-
ics” which gave a foundation for devel- Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits United States History and Government is fee for this course. Syracuse University’s Project Advance. ities provide factual information about a
opment of all modern physics. Therefore, The ninth grade social studies course is taught. The course places heavy empha- Grade level: 12 The course prepares students for inter- historical figure, event, or time period;
this course is an introduction to physics part of a two-year global history ap- sis on a study of American Government mediate and advanced college courses they can also distort the past depending
in general. Physics in turn provides a proach. This course is based on the New and the development of key principles Participation in Government by demanding performance equivalent on the point of view of the producers
foundation for most other natural sci- York State Social Studies Standards and of American Government through the ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE to on-campus introductory courses. of movies, art, and music. A major part
ences and engineering. In Physics 212, utilizes a chronological format. Glob- context of American History. Students are CREDITS Students who successfully complete the of the course will be discussion of how
you will learn about three great subject al history is organized chronologically required to pass the Regents Examination Participation in Government is a course course, receive three (3) college credits major events of history are accurately and
areas: electricity, magnetism, and light. around themes and concepts. Grade 9 in United States History and Government designed to illustrate to students the from Syracuse – transferable to hundreds inaccurately portrayed through the arts.
Maxwell’s equations, which you will begins with the Paleolithic Era and the for graduation. importance of their role as citizens in a of colleges and universities. Topics The study of an historical event through
explore in this course, relate all three. The development of the first civilizations, democracy. The point is for students covered will include the study of people the humanities will focus students to de-
Laboratory section provides hands on continues with an examination of classical SUPA US History (SS11 Regents) to understand that they must become who influenced the discipline, human velop an understanding about the times
intuition about general physics covered societies, and traces the expansion of Full year; 1 HS credit; 6 Syracuse Universi- involved in their communities--being a behavior, learning, development, individ- in which the materials were produced, so
in the lecture courses while developing trade networks and their global impact. ty credits (History 101 and History 102) good citizen is not merely voting. This ual differences, and assessment of these for each unit of study we will concentrate
practical laboratory skills. Mini STEAM The course emphasizes the key themes The 2 courses (one semester each) pro- course will also look at different issues areas with various class activities. There is on two themes: what do the arts tell a
driven modules will be incorporated for of interactions over time, shifts in political vide a survey of the development of the and determine how good citizens make a per credit fee for this course. modern viewer about a particular time
real-world connections when applicable. power, and the role of belief systems. United States from the Colonial period up their minds about policy issues. The Grade Level: 12 period; and what do the arts tell us about
Prerequisite: All Regents Sciences Students will sequence into Global His- to America’s role in the post-Cold War overriding concept is the way in which we the time in which it was made.
Co-Requisite: Calculus based must tory II upon successful completion of this world. address social problems through devel- SUPA Introduction to Sociology (Elective) Grade Level: 11, 12
be dual enrolled with Calculus, while course. Topics examined include Colonial Ameri- opment of public policy. This course is ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI-
non-calculus based must be duel enrolled ca, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War and project based with a significant amount VERSITY CREDITS 23
with Pre-Calculus. Reconstruction, Immigration, Industrializa- of independent project work. Critical SUPA Sociology is designed as an analyt-
tion and Urbanization, America as a world thinking skills will be emphasized. ic, skills-based introduction to sociology.
22 power, 20th century global conflicts, The emphasis is on analytic reading and
the Cold War, and America’s role today. SUPA Public Affairs conceptual analysis. It is a writing inten-
Fulfills the NYS requirement for US History ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI- sive course. As the course progresses,
and Government. Students will take VERSITY CREDITS students should obtain increasing skill in
the Regents exam at the end of the year SUPA PAF 101 introduces students to analytic reading and writing, sociological
which is a graduation requirement. the basic skills of public policy analysis. reasoning, empirical investigation, and in
Prerequisites: Global Studies 9, Global These skills include becoming willing and the ability to make empirical and concep-
Studies 10, a score of 85% or better on able to “do good” effectively, defining tual generalizations about self and society
and identifying the components of public









average. FOR REGENTS’ CREDIT
Materials: dictionary (French/English, Materials: dictionary (French/English,
German/English, or Spanish/English, as German/English, or Spanish/English, as
appropriate) appropriate)

FRENCH 3, GERMAN 3, SPANISH 3 AP Spanish Language (Advanced) Math
(Checkpoint B: Intermediate Part 2) Grades 11 – 12, full year, 1 credit
Grades 9 – 12, full year, 1 credit This advanced course is a continuation Algebra 1 with Lab
of SPANISH 4/5. The class is conducted This is the first course in the high school
This course is a continuation of Level 2 in Spanish and targeted to students with math sequence with a Regents exam in
language study and completes the prepa- four years or equivalent of high school June. This class incorporates a math-
ratory material for the COMPREHENSIVE Spanish. Students review previous topics ematics instructional lab to provide
EXAMINATION FOR REGENTS’ CREDIT while practicing advanced grammati- additional support for students to meet
at Checkpoint B. Communication in the cal concepts and further refining their the increased rigor of this course. The
target language and knowledge of target abilities to speak, write and understand primary focus of this course is to build
cultures are the primary goals. Spanish. a solid foundation in the skills of alge-
Prerequisite: Pass Level 2 LOTE. Students will take the College Board bra and problem-solving techniques.
Materials: dictionary (French/English, Spanish Language Advanced Placement Students will also gain skills in writing
German/English, or Spanish/English, as exam in May. There is an additional fee mathematically to model real-life applica-
appropriate) for the AP exam. tions of mathematics. The main topics of
Prerequisite: pass SPANISH 4 or equiva- this course include working with number
SPANISH 3/4 NS: ADVANCED SPANISH lent AND recommendation of teacher systems and their associated operations,
FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS working with algebraic symbols and their
(Checkpoint B/Checkpoint C: Intermedi- AP Spanish Literature (Advanced) usefulness in problem solving, working
ate Part 2/Advanced) Grades 11 – 12, full year, 1 credit with the mathematical processes and
Grades 9 – 12, full year, 1 credit This advanced course is conducted in their associated patterns, working with
Spanish and targeted to students who coordinate geometry for analyzing prob-
This course is for native speakers of Span- have already taken AP Spanish Language. lem-solving situations, working with data
ish who read and write at an intermediate The curriculum is designed to expand and its organization into different display
(Proficient Checkpoint A) level or above. students’ proficiencies across a range of methods for analysis, working with
Students will expand their vocabulary and modes of communication—with special probability to determine the likelihood of
further develop their communication skills attention to the interpretive and presen- events. A TI-NSpire graphing calculator
while exploring a variety of Latino cultures tational modes of communication—and and computer software programs are
and dialects. Students who have not yet asks students to reflect on the many integral components of the course. Stu-
taken the COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINA- voices and cultures included in a rich and dents will receive one credit for success-
TION FOR REGENTS’ CREDIT will take the diverse body of literature written in Span- ful completion of this course.
exam in June. ish. Students will take the College Board Note: This course is a graduation re-
Prerequisite: Middle School Spanish for Spanish Literature Advanced Placement quirement.
Native Speakers OR recommendation of exam in May. There is an additional fee
language teacher for the AP exam. Algebra 1A
Prerequisite: pass AP SPANISH LAN- This course, aligned with the Common
FRENCH 4 AND 5, GERMAN 4 AND 5, GUAGE or equivalent OR recommenda- Core Learning Standards, is the first year
SPANISH 4 AND 5 tion of teacher of a two year program, which is designed
(Checkpoint C: Advanced)
Grades 11 – 12, full year, 1 credit 17

In this advanced level language course
students read and discuss cultural topics,
literary excerpts, short stories, and news-
paper and magazine articles. Students
write brief reports and create projects.
Students listen to digital media and
watch movies and film clips in the target
language. Students converse in the target
language. An alternating two-year curric-
ulum is offered.
Prerequisite: Pass Level 3 LOTE, including
the COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

for students who need to build a foun- Recommendation: Final Algebra 1 grade and content of this course includes: equa-
dation for Algebra 1. Placement may be of 65-70. tions and inequalities, relations and func-
determined by scoring a Level 1 or Level Prerequisite: Successful completion of tions, trigonometric functions, logarithms,
2 on the 8th grade math state assessment Algebra 1 Course and successful comple- exponential and quadratic functions,
or by teacher recommendation. A slower tion of the Regents Exam. statistics and probability. This course will
pace will allow in-depth exposure to the help prepare students for the Algebra 2
topic units and prepare students to take Geometry and Trigonometry Regents exam in June
the more rigorous, second half of the Geometry is the second course in the as well as the next level of mathematics.
course, Algebra 1B. Approximately half advanced regents diploma sequence. Students receive one math credit for suc-
of the units of Algebra 1 will be covered. This is a one-year, in-depth and chal- cessfully completing this course.
There will be a department final exam lenging Geometry course with a Regents Prerequisite: Successful completion of
during finals in June. exam in June. Students will identify and Geometry course and passing grade on
justify geometric relationships, formally the Geometry Regents exam. Algebra
Algebra 1B and informally. Students will be expected and Geometry final grade of 75 or higher
This course continues the topics from the to learn geometric definitions, properties, or successful completion of College
Algebra 1A course towards taking the and axioms in order to prove and/or dis- Algebra.
Algebra 1 Regents in June. Algebra skills prove Euclidean, coordinate, inequality,
are reviewed and strengthened through and indirect theorems/proofs. Students Algebra 2 with Lab
problem solving and real-world prob- receive one math credit for successfully Algebra 2 and Trigonometry is the third
lems. Students will take the Algebra 1 completing this course. course in the three year advanced regents
Regents exam in June. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Al- diploma sequence for mathematics and
Prerequisite: Successful completion of gebra 1 and the Algebra 1 Regents exam. is a must course for students who have
Algebra 1A Final Algebra 1 grade of 80 or higher. their sights set on attending college. The
class incorporates a mathematics instruc-
Intermediate Algebra 2 Geometry with Lab tional lab to provide additional support
This is a second year mathematics course. Geometry with Lab is the second course for students to meet the increased rigor
This course is intended for students who in the advanced regents diploma se- of this course. This course will help you
struggle with algebra concepts. They quence. This is a one-year, in-depth and understand how mathematics relates to
have passed the Algebra 1 course but challenging Geometry course with a the world using real-life application prob-
have not passed the Algebra 1 Regents Regents exam in June. The class incorpo- lems and prepares students for advanced
Exam. Students will explore topics from rates a mathematics instructional lab to study. The scope and content of this
Algebra 1 more in depth. Students provide additional support for students course includes: equations and inequali-
receive one math credit for successfully to meet the increased rigor of this course. ties, relations and functions, trigonometric
completing this course. Students will identify and justify geomet- functions, logarithms, exponential and
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ric relationships, formally and informally. quadratic functions, statistics and proba-
Algebra 1 Course without successful com- Students will be expected to learn geo- bility. This course will help prepare stu-
pletion of the Regents Exam. metric definitions, properties, and axioms dents for the Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
in order to prove and/or disprove Euclid- Regents exam in June as well as the next
Intermediate Geometry ean, coordinate, inequality, and indirect level of mathematics. Students receive
Intermediate Geometry is a one-year, theorems/proofs. Students receive one one math credit for successfully complet-
non-regents, Geometry course that is a math credit for successfully completing ing this course.
standards-based, Euclidean geometry this course.
course which meets the criteria for the Prerequisite: Successful completion of Prerequisite: Successful completion of
state’s geometry curriculum. This course the Algebra 1 course and the Algebra 1 Geometry course and passing grade on
explores the basic topics of geometry Regents exam. Final Algebra 1 grade of the Geometry Regents exam. Algebra
including plane and solid figures, coor- 70 or higher. and Geometry final grade of 70 or higher
dinate geometry, reasoning and con- or successful completion of College
structing arguments. The major difference Algebra 2 Algebra.
between Intermediate Geometry and Re- Algebra 2 and Trigonometry is the third
gents Geometry is the amount of formal course in the three year advanced re- College Algebra
proofs that are written in this curriculum. gents diploma sequence for mathematics This course is a non-Regents course for
There are more hands-on activities and and is a must course for students who those students who have completed
more real-life geometry problems versus have their sights set on attending college. Geometry. Topics of this course pre-
abstract problem solving. Students will This course will help you understand how pare students for a college level algebra
receive one credit for successful comple- mathematics relates to the world using re- course. It includes applications of rational
tion of this course. al-life application problems and prepares expressions, exponential functions,
students for advanced study. The scope logarithmic functions, and trigonometric
18 functions. Further study of systems and



requirement of Introduction to Game Science reactivity. Specific areas of focus are
History. equilibrium, acids and bases, chemical ki-
Science Regents Courses netics, electrochemistry and introductory
AP Computer Science A Courses requiring a NYS Regents Exam- organic chemistry. Students are required
The AP Computer Science A course ination and successful completion of lab to complete a minimum of 1200 minutes
emphasizes problem solving, algorithm requirements. of successful hands-on laboratory skills.
development, and elementary data They must take the New York State Physi-
structures. It is also the next course to Regents Living Environment cal Setting Chemistry Exam.
follow Java Programming. Students who Full year; 1HS credit. This course stud- Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra and it
complete the course and score well on ies the unity and diversity among living is recommended that the student has
the AP exam may qualify for on-semester things, homeostasis in organisms, human already passed Living Environment and
of college credit at institutions that accept anatomy and physiology, reproduction Earth Science Regents.
it. and development, genetic continuity,
Prerequisite: Java Programming or Per- evolution, organisms in their environment Regents Physics
mission of instructor and human impact on ecosystems. The Full year; 1HS credit. Physics is the
Living Environment Regents curriculum foundation of modern science and
AP Computer Science Principles and standards are adhered to through- technology and is recommended for any
AP Computer Science Principles introduc- out this course. Students are required to college-bound student and is essential
es students to the foundational concepts complete a minimum of 1200 minutes of for any student planning to study en-
of computer science and challenges them successful hands-on laboratory skills. A gineering or the sciences. The course
to explore how computing and technol- Regents examination is required following demonstrates the connection of physics
ogy can impact the world. AP Computer the completion of the lab requirement. to the everyday world, using Einstein’s
Science Principles is designed with the maxim “Physics is common sense refined”.
goal of creating leaders in computer Regents Earth Science The course includes the study of energy
science fields and attracting and engag- Full year; 1 HS credit. This course follows and its transformations, mechanics, wave
ing those who are traditionally under- the New York State Regents curriculum motion, electricity, magnetism, light, and
represented with essential computing and standards for Earth Science--The nuclear physics. An emphasis is given
tools and multidisciplinary opportunities. Physical Setting. Topics include min- to application of principles. A Regents
Students who complete the course and erals, rocks, earth, motion, dimensions examination is required following the
score well on the AP exam may qualify and history, earthquakes, oceanography, completion of the lab requirement.
for one-semester of college credit at astronomy, meteorology, the water cycle Prerequisite: Completion and passing of
institutions that accept it. With a unique and climates, atmospheric energy, land- the Integrated Algebra Regents. A solid
focus on creative problem solving and scape development and environmental background in high school algebra, and
real-world applications, AP Computer change, deposition, weathering and ero- some background in high school trigo-
Science Principles prepares students for sion. Students are required to complete nometry.
college and career. a minimum of 1200 minutes of successful
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer hands-on laboratory skills. A Regents 9th Grade Honors Regents Physics
Science examination is required following the Full year; 1HS credit. Physics is the
completion of the lab requirement. foundation of modern science and
20 technology and is recommended for any
Regents Chemistry college-bound student and is essential
Full year; 1 HS credit. The course con- for any student planning to study en-
tent includes the fundamental laws and gineering or the sciences. The course
principals of chemical structure and demonstrates the connection of physics
to the everyday world, using Einstein’s
maxim “Physics is common sense refined”.
The course includes the study of energy
and its transformations, mechanics, wave
motion, electricity, magnetism, light, and
nuclear physics. An emphasis is given
to application of principles. A Regents
examination is required following the
completion of the lab requirement.
Prerequisite: Completion and passing
of the Integrated Algebra Regents plus
recommendation of 8th grade team.

Science Pathway Courses
These courses do not require a NYS
Regents exam.

9th Grade Environmental Science additional purpose is to reflect upon in Alternative Energy 1. Projects should
Full Year; 1 HS credit. This is an introduc- the current conceptions of science and demonstrate advanced skills and students
tory environmental science course intend- technology as they are influenced by and will present their culminating project to
ed for first year freshman only. It enables influence society. an audience. This is science elective or
students to develop an understanding of can be used for credit in the Envision and
natural and man-made environments and Anatomy and Physiology I & II Build Journey.
environmental problems the world faces. 2 Semesters; 1/2 credit each. Anatomy Prerequisite: Regents Living Environment
Students explore environmental science and Physiology is a two-semester video/ and Alternative Energy I
concepts including Earth Systems, The research based program that prepares
Living World, Human Population, Water students for a variety of options including Principles of Health Science
and Land Resources, Energy Resources community or career applications. Anat- Full Year; 1 HS credit. This is a one year
and Consumption, Pollution and Waste omy and Physiology guides the students non-regents foundational course for the
Production, Global Change, and Civic along the journey from understanding the Pre-Health Sciences Journey. Students
Responsibility. This course builds the fol- cellular and tissue levels of organization with an interest in a future in the medical/
lowing skills: scientific reading, evidence and throughout the various systems of health fields will explore an overview of
based writing, vocabulary acquisition, the body which work together to maintain therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental
scientific research, graphing, interpreting homeostasis. There is a strong audiovisu- and informational systems. Topics include
diagrams, organizational skills, study hab- al/art component with students drawing career requirements, medical history,
its, laboratory techniques, inquiry based and interpreting full color illustrations trends in financing healthcare, ethical and
lab skills, independent work habits, and to provide visual reinforcement of the legal responsibilities, First Aid and CPR/
test taking strategies. major concepts. Art can help students AED. Students will be prepared for work-
Prerequisite: Recommendation by 8th create and keep mental pictures of the based experiences.
grade team. various systems. Special conditions such
as diseases and disorders are noted College Level Science Courses
Practical Chemistry I & II throughout the curriculum. Semester 1
2 Semesters; 1/2 credit each. Practical focuses on the chemical basis of life is SUPA Chemistry I & II (CHE106/107nd
chemistry will investigate the basic prin- covered explaining the building blocks of
ciples of chemistry and relate it to real cellular structures, metabolism, the struc- CHE 116/1117).
world experiences. This course is a the- ture of DNA, and the transport materials
matic approach to how chemistry impacts throughout the body. 2 semesters; 1/2 HS credit each; 4 college
our daily lives. It is inquiry-based with a Semester 2 is a journey through the vari-
lot of time spent in the laboratory. This ous systems of the body. Each system sets credits each. Get a fascinating and fun-
course is not intended for students inter- the stage for explaining, in general terms,
ested in a career in science, engineering, what each system does and the organs it damental grasp of the underpinnings of
or medical fields. We will only discuss the contains.
foundations of chemistry. Prerequisite: Regents Living Environment reality (as we currently understand them!).
Prerequisite: 1 unit of Math, 2 units of & Regents Chemistry
Science You’ll investigate forms of energy atomic
Alternative Energy I
Science and Society I & II 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. Students will structure, quantum theory, periodic law,
2 Semesters; 1/2 credit each. The pur- explore various traditional and alternative
pose of the course is to provide students energy sources. Students will learn about molecular geometry, properties of liquids
with worthwhile academic tasks that wind, water solar, and nuclear alternative
enable them to explore many aspects to fossil fuels. The effects of acid rain and and gases, and more. You will learn the
of science including the scientific meth- the pH of solutions’ will be explored.
od, chemistry, geology, astronomy, Students will be provided opportunities concepts necessary for continued study in
environmental studies and their effects to experiment with solar vehicles and
on society. Science and Society allows wind generation. Testing water-pressur- chemistry, medicine, biology, engineering
students to increase scientific conceptual ized rockets to test force and motion and
background. The order of the curriculum so much more. This is science elective or and physics. In the lab course (CHE 107),
may vary due to current events, emergent can be used for credit in the Envision and
trends, and recent advances. Science Build Journey. you’ll learn how to handle chemicals and
and Society is a two-semester video and Prerequisite: Regents Living Environment
research based program that prepares equipment safety and the correct pro-
students for a variety of options including Alternative Energy II
community or career applications. Wheth- 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. Projects in Alter- cedures for manipulating and reporting
er students are audio, visual or kinesthetic native Energy II will be student driven and
learners, they benefit from information based on interest utilizing skills learned data.
received from a variety of sources. An
The second semester, is a continuation of

CHE 106/107, lectures and labs will more

deeply explore the dynamic processes

that make up the organic and inorganic

world Topics include chemical reactions,

chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry

and thermodynamics, electrochemistry,

voltaic cells, nuclear chemistry, organic

chemistry, and polymers. The lab portion

(CHE 117) features qualitative analyses

of topics such as equilibrium, pH, and

solubility.

Prerequisite: All Regents Sciences or con-

current enrollment with the 4th regents’

science and Trigonometry. 21

SUPA Forensic Science Social Social Studies 10 Global History II (Re-
Full year; 1 HS credit; 4 college credits Studies gents)
each. Forensic Science focuses upon the Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
application of scientific methods and SOCIAL STUDIES In grade ten students are required to take
techniques used to investigate crime. This the second half of the two-year course in
course is intended to provide an introduc- In grades 9 and10 Social Studies is taught Global History and Geography. Grade
tion to understanding the science behind at two levels: Regents and Honors 10 provides a snapshot of the world circa
crime detection. Scientific methods spe- In Grades 11 and 12 the Honors level 1750. The course continues chronolog-
cifically relevant to crime detection and course are dual enrollment college cours- ically up to the present. Several con-
analysis will be presented with emphasis es offered through Syracuse University cepts are woven throughout the course
placed upon techniques used in evaluat- Project Advance. including industrialization, nationalism,
ing physical evidence. Laboratory exer- imperialism, conflict, technology, and the
cises will include techniques commonly For Special Education students, a one- interconnectedness of the world. The last
employed in forensic investigations. year Global Course combing both Global three Key Ideas focus on global issues,
Prerequisite: Successful completion of History I and Global History II is offered to applying a more thematic approach.
Regents Living Environment. 9th graders under the Special Education Students in this course will be required to
Committee with the appropriate place- pass a Regents exam at the end of grade
SUPA Physics I & II (Calculus based, ment. As 10th graders, this same group 10 for graduation. Students will sequence
PHY211/221 and PHY212/222) or SUPA of students will be placed in US History into U.S. History and Government upon
Major Concepts in Physics (non –Calculus and Government. successful completion of this course.
based, PHY101/111 and PHY102/112) Note: beginning in the 2017-2018, stu-
2 semesters; 1/2 HS credit each; 4 college All Honors Program (HP/CIC) students dents will transition to a Regents exam
credits each. This course is primarily must maintain an 80 average. assessing Global History II only.
about motions of objects and forces, Four (4) years of Social Studies are
which underlie these motions. The theory required for graduation. Electives do not Social Studies 11 United States History
that describes the above phenomena was count towards the four-year requirement. and Government (Regents)
developed by Isaac Newton in the 17th Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
century and is called “classical mechan- Social Studies 9: Global History I In grade eleven, a chronological study of
ics” which gave a foundation for devel- Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits United States History and Government is
opment of all modern physics. Therefore, The ninth grade social studies course is taught. The course places heavy empha-
this course is an introduction to physics part of a two-year global history ap- sis on a study of American Government
in general. Physics in turn provides a proach. This course is based on the New and the development of key principles
foundation for most other natural sci- York State Social Studies Standards and of American Government through the
ences and engineering. In Physics 212, utilizes a chronological format. Glob- context of American History. Students are
you will learn about three great subject al history is organized chronologically required to pass the Regents Examination
areas: electricity, magnetism, and light. around themes and concepts. Grade 9 in United States History and Government
Maxwell’s equations, which you will begins with the Paleolithic Era and the for graduation.
explore in this course, relate all three. The development of the first civilizations,
Laboratory section provides hands on continues with an examination of classical SUPA US History (SS11 Regents)
intuition about general physics covered societies, and traces the expansion of Full year; 1 HS credit; 6 Syracuse Universi-
in the lecture courses while developing trade networks and their global impact. ty credits (History 101 and History 102)
practical laboratory skills. Mini STEAM The course emphasizes the key themes The 2 courses (one semester each) pro-
driven modules will be incorporated for of interactions over time, shifts in political vide a survey of the development of the
real-world connections when applicable. power, and the role of belief systems. United States from the Colonial period
Prerequisite: All Regents Sciences Students will sequence into Global His- to America’s role in the post-Cold War
Co-Requisite: Calculus based must tory II upon successful completion of this world.
be dual enrolled with Calculus, while course. Topics examined include Colonial Ameri-
non-calculus based must be duel enrolled ca, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War and
with Pre-Calculus. Reconstruction, Immigration, Industrializa-
tion and Urbanization, America as a world
22 power, 20th century global conflicts,
the Cold War, and America’s role today.
Fulfills the NYS requirement for US History
and Government. Students will take
the Regents exam at the end of the year
which is a graduation requirement.
Prerequisites: Global Studies 9, Global
Studies 10, a score of 85% or better on



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