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Monticello New

280031PROOF

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 – cpalme[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

Regents Diploma Course Requirements

Integrated Algebra Regents Check if Completed English
Science Regents English 9
Global Studies Regents English 10
US History Regents English 11
English Regents English 12

Advanced Regents Diploma Social Studies

Algebra Regents Social Studies 9
Geometry Regents Social Studies 10
Algebra 2 and Trig Regents Social Studies 11
Science Regents Participation in Gov't. (.5)
Science Regents Economics (.5)
Global Studies Regents
US History Regents Math
English Regents
LOTE Exam for Regents Credit Integrated Algebra

Please note: There are many variations Geometry
regarding Regents Exam requirements for
graduation. Please consult your school Math
counselor if you have any concerns about your
status. Science

Living Environment

Earth Science

Science

Language Other Than English

Art/Music

Health

PE
PE
PE
PE

Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Total Must have 22 or more

2

ART Courses in the Elective Areas BOCES
Studio Art Animal Science1
Digital Art MUSIC/PERFORMING ARTS Animal Science2
Contemporary Art and Design Concert Choir Auto Body 1
Drawing and Painting I Orchestra Auto Body 2
Drawing and Painting II Concert Band Auto Tech 1
Sculpture .5 Performance Skills 1&2&3 Auto Tech 2
Animation (.5) Music Technology 1-2-3 Broadband 1
Web Design (.5) AP Music Theory ( $90.00 AP Exam) Career Opportunities
3D Modeling (.5) History of Music Computer Networking 1
Ceramics (.5) Emerging Ensembles (Chamber) Computer Networking 2
Stage Design Dance 1 Construction Trade1
AP St in Art 2D design ( $90. AP Exam) Dance 2 Construction Trade2
AP St in Art Drawing ($90. AP Exam) Dance 3/Elements of Dance Cosmet 1
Dance 4/Dance Music Collaborative Cosmet 2
BUSINESS Ind Study Music Culinary1
AOF Entreprenuership Culinary2
Business Law TECHNOLOGY/STEAM E Child Ed 1
AOF Event Planning and Entertainment Marketing Design & Drawing E Child Ed 2
Computer Applications (.5) STEAM Math Health Occ 1
Money Matters Wood Manufacturing 1 (.5) Health Occ 2
AOF Accounting Wood Manufacturing 2 (.5) Hlth/New Vis
AOF Bus Econ & Financial Service Ind. Structural Engineering (.5) Hospitality and Tourism 1
Computer Applications SCCC ($186.) Manufacturing and Construction Hospitality and Tourism 2
AOF Fin. Dec. Making/International Bus Introduction to Computer Science Nat Resour 1
AOF Coop Work Exp Intern Java Programming (.5) Nat Resour 2
Financial Accounting SCCC ($248.00) C++ Programming (.5) Public Safety 1
English 11 AOF Intro to Game Industry (.5) Public Safety 2
English 12 AOF Computer Gaming 1
Computer Science AP ( $90.00 AP Exam) Precision Machining Technology
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE Computer Science Principals AP ( $90.00 AP Exam) Welding 1
Basic Food Preparation and Nutrition BCS Eng 12A
Global/Gourmet Foods 1 (.5) BCS Eng 12B
Global/Gourmet Food 2 (.5) Technical MathA
Technical MathB
Child Development & Early Childhood Edu. Technical ScienceA
Parenting (.5) Technical ScienceB
Fashion (.5) Career Financial Mgt
Clothing Design and Creation (.5) Career Financial Mgt
Health @ BOCES
PE @ BOCES
Anatomy & Physiology BOCES
Economics - SUPA BOCES
Public Affairs - SUPA BOCES
English 12 HP BOCES

3

SAT Preparation Academy of AOF Event Planning and Entertainment
Finance Marketing
This course is designed to prepare AOF Full Year; 1 HS credit
students to take the SAT or ACT exam This course focuses on a variety of busi-
as part of their college preparato- Grade 9 ness strategies related to the sports and
ry journey. This course will teach AOF Entrepreneurship entertainment marketing industry, includ-
students the test format and provide ing advertising, pricing, and promotion.
strategies and practice test questions. Grade 10 Students will be able to apply fundamen-
Students will prepare for all sections AOF Event Planning/Sports & Entertain- tal marketing and promotional concepts
of the SAT including, reading, writing ment Marketing to both the sports and entertainment
and language, and math. Seniors AOF Entrepreneurship industries. Students will understand
should plan on taking this course in sports and entertainment as a product
their first semester and juniors should Grade 11 and will learn about key marketing strat-
sign up for the second semester. AOF Accounting egies of successful team franchises and
AOF English 11 entertainment personalities. Students will
Study Skills 101 SCCC Computer Applications plan and host an event at MHS. Open to
sophomores that have taken B & E 21 and
Study Skills 101 would be a natural Grade 12 all Juniors & Seniors.
progression for 11th grade students AOF Financial Decision Making/
as they test out of the Read 180 AOF Accounting
program. This one semester course International Business Full year; 1 HS credit
would introduce and reinforce the AOF English 12 Emphasis is placed on basic accounting
skills needed by students to meet the SCCC Financial Accounting theory and the flow of work through the
academic challenges of junior and AOF Business Economics/ accounting cycle. This course covers the
senior year, as well as post-secondary general journal, ledgers, and the analysis
education. The proposed skills cov- Financial Services of financial statements. Manual and com-
ered within the course would be (but Business Law puter applications are explored. Open to
not limited to): AOF Cooperative Work Experience AOF Juniors only.
AOF/SCCC Business Field Experience
• Time Management AOF Participation in Government AOF Business Economice/Financial
• Note-taking Services
• Reading ACADEMY OF FINANCE Full year; 1 HS credit
• Memory Everything you need to know about
• Exam Prep AOF Entrepreneurship how the economy works and where it
• Exam Taking Full year; 1 HS credit is going will be covered in this full-year
• Academic Dishonesty This course is designed to teach the course. Economics does not have to be
• Problem Solving essentials of the daily operations and complicated—it can be very interesting
• Procrastination recordkeeping of a small business. and very relevant to our everyday lives.
• Stress Management Knowing how business works will be of Connections are made to the vast number
• Motivation great value in any future employment. of industries in the business world. You
The characteristics of successful entre- will learn about the career opportunities
Suggested text: preneurs will be discussed. Students in the financial services industry. You
It’s All About Choices by Marlene F. will learn the importance of recognizing will learn a logical way of thinking about
Blumin opportunities and being open to creative economic matters through graphic repre-
solutions. Students will participate in the sentations, computer simulations, on-line
https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/ Teen Entrepreneur simulation. In addi- research and reporting. At the end of
tion, students will explore various career this course you will be prepared to make
its-all-about-choices opportunities and understand important rational economic choices as citizens of a
aspects of being a productive employ- state, nation, and the world. This course
4 ee. Banking concepts will be explored. will meet the economics course require-
Students will also spend time becoming ment for graduation. Open to AOF
proficient in keyboarding and learning Seniors only.
basic business computer applications.
Open to grades 9-12. AOF English 11
Full year; 1 HS Credit
The 11th grade curriculum continues
building upon the foundations of reading,
writing, vocabulary, and communication
skills needed for successful completion of
a sequence in English and as outlined in

the Common Core Standards for English/ AOF Financial Decision Making/ receivables and temporary investments,
Language Arts. Students will prepare for International Business inventories, plant and intangible assets,
the English Regents. Students will study 1 year; 1 HS credit payroll, notes payable, other current
major authors through a variety of genres Financial decision making and planning liabilities, corporate stock and dividends,
and participate in oral discussions regard- is the process of managing finances in and financial statement preparation.
ing the works. Written communication will order to meet life goals. This course coor- Open to Seniors only. Prerequisite: AOF
include (but not be limited to) expository dinates all aspects of finances--earning, Accounting or instructor permission.
writing, report writing, and genre writ- spending, saving, investing, tax planning, There is a per-credit fee for this course.
ing. Oral and written assessment will be retirement planning and estate planning.
featured in this course. All students will be The topics of credit, risk management, Business Law
expected to complete writing for literary and insurance are also covered. In Full year; 1 HS credit
response and expression. Open to AOF addition, students learn federal and NYS Do you know that at the age of 18 you are
Juniors only. tax law, become IRS certified, and pre- responsible for your contractual obliga-
pare basic level tax returns for qualified tions? This course is vital for graduating
AOF English 12 community tax payers through the IRS seniors. The laws which affect our every-
Full year; 1 HS credit Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) day living from a personal and business
This class satisfies the twelfth grade En- program. viewpoint are discussed. Attention is
glish requirement. given to the following topics: buying and
This course covers the topics of writing Explore the fascinating world of inter- selling goods, credit, insurance, personal
for business audiences, improving writing national business. Learn to distinguish property, real property, bailments, wills,
techniques, revising and proofreading between domestic and international busi- and commercial paper and contracts.
routine business messages, negative, per- ness. Students learn the basic founda- Contemporary court decisions will also
suasive and business messages, reporting tions of business within the context of the be discussed. This course is a definite aid
data and communicating for employment. global economy. The following topics will for any student contemplating business
Students will learn to make decisions be covered: Expanding abroad, foreign administration in college. Open to Grades
involving selection and organization of investment, foreign currency/exchange 10-12.
content and in choosing an appropriate rates, monetary institutions, trade barriers,
method of presentation of information. NAFTA, WTO, and EU. Prerequisite AOF 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
to enhance the effectiveness of business only. This course is designed to provide the
communication is covered. Oral pre- student with a supervised fieldwork expe-
sentations, written business reports and SCCC Computer Applicatons (cpt-1207) rience. The major purpose is to develop
proposals are required. Throughout the Full year; 1credit; 3 SCCC credits professional, occupational competence,
school year, we will also emphasize how This course is designed to teach students using employment as a source of learn-
to analyze literature from a business per- intermediate & advanced functions of MS ing. The student works in a specific area
spective in order to evaluate a character’s Office software. A simulation approach of interest for a minimum of 120 hours.
decision-making processes and attitudes will be used. Students will construct and Approval by AOF Director is required.
toward employment, money, and society. format common business documents,
Open to AOF Seniors only. flyers, and multiple-page reports using AOF Cooperative Work Experience
Microsoft Word. Using Microsoft Excel,
AOF Participation in Government students will construct and format simple Full year; ½- 1 HS credit
½ year; ½ HS Credit spreadsheets, use formulas and functions,
Participation in Government is a course and enhance a workbook with charts and This program is designed to provide an
designed to illustrate to students the graphs. Using Access, students will build
importance of their role as citizens in a and modify simple data tables, create opportunity for interested students to
democracy. The point is for students queries, on-screen forms and reports.
to understand that they must become Using PowerPoint, students will construct enter an occupation. Juniors and seniors,
involved in their communities--being a and edit on-screen presentations. There
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-
course will also look at different issues Juniors & Seniors.
and determine how good citizens make ble to participate in the Cooperative Work
up their minds about policy issues. The SCCC Financial Accounting
overriding concept is the way in which we (Business 1416) Experience Program. To provide this
address social problems through devel- Full year; 1 HS credit; 4 SCCC credits
opment of public policy. This course is This course is designed to meet the opportunity, the school arranges a special
project based with a significant amount needs of those students who are interest-
of independent project work. Critical ed in pursuing a college Business major. program with a portion set aside for “on-
thinking skills will be emphasized. Emphasis is placed on the following top-
ics: completion of the accounting cycle, the-job” supervised work. The employer

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

Business aspects of being a productive employ- sophomores that have taken B & E 21 and
ee. Banking concepts will be explored. all Juniors & Seniors.
Business (NON-AOF) Students will also spend time becoming Computer Applications
proficient in keyboarding and learning (Using MS Office)
Grade 9 basic business computer applications. Half year 1/2 HS credit
AOF Entrepreneurship Open to grades 9-12. The course is designed to teach students
the basic functions of the MS office soft-
Grade 10 Business Law ware. Many students believe they have a
AOF Entrepreneurship Full year; 1 HS credit full understanding of how to use the MS
Computer Applications ½ Do you know that at the age of 18 you are Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
AOF Event Planning/Sports and Entertain- responsible for your contractual obliga- without realizing that the program offers
ment Marketing tions? This course is vital for graduating many time saving features for generating
Business Law seniors. The laws which affect our every- even the simplest of documents. Stu-
day living from a personal and business dents will learn which MS software appli-
Grade 11 viewpoint are discussed. Attention is cation is most appropriate for the many
AOF Entrepreneurship given to the following topics: buying and tasks required in high school, college,
Computer Applications ½ selling goods, credit, insurance, personal and employment situations. In addition,
AOF Event Planning/Sports and Entertain- property, real property, bailments, wills, they will learn the specific techniques that
ment Marketing and commercial paper and contracts. contribute to making more professional
Money Matters Contemporary court decisions will also be looking documents. The knowledge they
Business Law discussed. This course is beneficial for any acquire will make accomplishing typical
student contemplating business adminis- tasks much easier. Open to grades 10-12.
Grade 12 tration in college. Open to grades 10-12.
AOF Entrepreneurship SCCC Computer Applicatons (CPT-1207)
Computer Applications ½ Money Matters Full year; 1 HS credit; 3 SCCC credits
AOF Event Planning/Sports and Full year; 1 HS credit This course is designed to teach students
Students will learn how math is used in intermediate and advanced functions
Entertainment Marketing the business world and how it is applied of MS Office software. A simulation
Money Matters in a variety of business careers and in approach will be used. Students will
Business Law one’s personal life. Math concepts will construct and format common business
SCCC Financial Accounting be learned and applied in the following documents, flyers, and multiple-page
SCCC Computer Applications areas: Budgeting, Payroll, Banking, In- reports using Microsoft Word. Using Mi-
vesting, Real Estate, Buying a Car, Credit, crosoft Excel, students will construct and
Purchasing and Pricing Merchandise, format simple spreadsheets, use formulas
and Retirement Planning. This course is and functions, and enhance a workbook
designed to prepare students for both with charts and graphs. Using Access, stu-
college level business programs and to dents will build and modify simple data
understand the complex financial world tables, create queries, on-screen forms
they will encounter during their lives. For and reports. Using PowerPoint, students
students in grades 9-12 this course may will construct and edit on-screen presen-
satisfy one unit of math credit ONLY if tations. There is a per-credit fee for this
the student has successfully passed the course. Seniors only.
necessary Math regents.

AOF Entrepreneurship AOF Event Planning and Entertainment SCCC Financial Accounting (Business
Full year; 1 HS credit Marketing 1416)
This course is designed to teach the Full Year; 1 HS credit Full year; 1 HS credit; 4 SCCC credits
essentials of the daily operations and This course focuses on a variety of busi- This course is designed to meet the
recordkeeping of a small business. ness strategies related to the sports and needs of those students who are interest-
Knowing how business works will be of entertainment marketing industry, includ- ed in pursuing a college business major.
great value in any future employment. ing advertising, pricing, and promotion. Emphasis is placed on the following top-
The characteristics of successful entre- Students will be able to apply fundamen- ics: completion of the accounting cycle,
preneurs will be discussed. Students tal marketing and promotional concepts receivables and temporary investments,
will learn the importance of recognizing to both the sports and entertainment inventories, plant and intangible assets,
opportunities and being open to creative industries. Students will understand payroll, notes payable, other current
solutions. Students will participate in the sports and entertainment as a product liabilities, corporate stock and dividends,
Teen Entrepreneur simulation. In addi- and will learn about key marketing strat- and financial statement preparation.
tion, students will explore various career egies of successful team franchises and Seniors only. Prerequisite: AOF Account-
opportunities and understand important entertainment personalities. Students will ing or instructor permission. There is a
plan and host an event at MHS. Open to per-credit fee for this course.
6

Family & will explore various career opportunities PARENTING
Consumer and understand important aspects of ½ year; ½ credit
being a productive employee. Banking This half-unit course will provide students
Science concepts will be explored. Students will with a broad foundation of the knowl-
also spend time becoming proficient in edge, skill, and attitudes necessary to pro-
Grade 9 keyboarding and learning basic business mote quality growth and development of
AOF Entrepreneurship computer applications. children and families in school, communi-
ty, and workplace settings. Students will
Grade 10 - 12 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EARLY develop an understanding of the diversity
Basic Food Preparation and Nutrition CHILDHOOD EDUCATION of families and how diversity impacts par-
Lifespan Studies Full year; 1 HS credit enting choices and outcomes. Students
Global/Gourmet I This full-year course covers the physical, will have the opportunity to examine the
Global/Gourmet II emotional, intellectual, and social devel- wide variety of career paths in commu-
AOF Entrepreneurship opment of a child from infancy to school- nity and family services, and to identify
Child Development and Early Childhood age. Students will examine parenting the knowledge and skills necessary for
Education skills, prenatal development daily care, success within the field.
Parenting and guidance. Students will participate
Fashion in a field experience during the 2nd FASHION
Clothing Design and Creation semester. Students interested in a career ½ year; ½ credit
in teaching, nursing, or psychology are This half-unit course will introduce stu-
BASIC FOOD PREPARATION & encouraged to enroll in this class. dents to the fashion industry. Students
NUTRITION will have multiple opportunities to identi-
Full year; 1 HS credit GLOBAL/GOURMET FOODS I fy the knowledge and skills necessary for
This course is a basic beginner course in ½ year; ½ HS credit success in the fashion industry and assess
food preparation and nutrition. Students A half-unit course in which students will their suitability for a fashion career. Cloth-
will have “hands on” opportunities to explore a variety of culturally specific ing history, culture, design principles,
develop skills in food preparation, meal foods from the United States. Students merchandising, and current issues will be
planning and organizing kitchen work ar- will learn preparation techniques with explored.
eas. In addition, students will learn about an emphasis on food appearance and
career opportunities in the food service presentation. Students will gain an CLOTHING DESIGN AND CREATION
industry. Students will use typical kitchen understanding of cultural difference, in- ½ year; ½ credit
equipment in this class. Students practice terdependence of regions and countries This half-unit course will be laboratory
budgeting and also examine nutritional around the world, and of the ecological based offering students the opportunity
factors that affect health throughout the consequences of choices in the use of to complete projects including handling
lifespan. Nutritional factors related to the the environment and natural resources. special fabrics, creating a garment using a
world supply are discussed. Through the study of specific foods, pattern and altering & repairing clothing.
current and future food careers will be Students will become proficient in sewing
AOF ENTREPRENEURSHIP explored. machine operation and hand stitching.
Full year; 1 HS credit Prerequisite: Basic Food Preparation and
This course is designed to teach the Nutrition 7
essentials of the daily operations and re-
cordkeeping of a small business. Know- GLOBAL/GOURMET FOODS II
ing how business works will be of great ½ year; ½ credit
value in any future employment. The char- A half-unit course in which students will
acteristics of successful entrepreneurs explore a variety of culturally specific
will be discussed. Students will learn the international foods. Students will learn
importance of recognizing opportunities preparation techniques with an emphasis
and being open to creative solutions. on food appearance and presentation.
Students will participate in the Teen Entre- Students will gain an understanding of
preneur simulation. In addition, students cultural difference, interdependence of
regions and countries around the world,
and of the ecological consequences of
choices in the use of the environment and
natural resources. Through the study of
specific foods, current and future food
careers will be explored.
Prerequisite: Basic Food, Preparation, and
Nutrition

Performing variety of professional grade production understand the context in which compos-
Arts programs to explore the art of sound and ers and performers created their music.
music creation, including GarageBand Pre requisite: Grades 10, 11, 12. Music
Courses Offered in the Performing Arts and Logic Pro. In addition, students will teacher recommendation or permission
The Performing Arts inspires and devel- explore the different areas of the modern of instructor required for 10th Graders.
ops the intellectual and creative potential music industry where music technology Full year; 1 credit.
of our students. Cited for seven years as is used most, such as podcast creation,
one of the Best Communities for Music commercial production, movie scoring Performance Courses - Music
Education in the country, Monticello High and album mixing. Music Technology is As part of the Performing Arts program,
School offers a comprehensive and high open all high school students (10-12) who students are given the opportunity to
quality program in Music and Dance. have taken a music course in 9th grade, perform in varying types of both small
Knowledge Courses or by permission of instructor. Full Year; 1 and large ensembles. In addition, sev-
credit. eral music electives include small group
Advanced Placement Music Theory Elements of Dance (Dance III) lessons that students take once a week.
This course is designed for the student This course is a sequential knowledge These lessons rotate by period through
who is fluent in music reading. Demands based course, designed for students the week and are scheduled during the
of this course are comparable in content who have technical dance experience school day as part of the course require-
and expected level of accomplishment to through previous high school credits ment. Students are expected to practice
a first year college music theory course. and/or private study. The scope of this daily in preparation for their lessons.
Strong emphasis is given to listening course offers students a study of dance in These lessons allow students to receive
skills, particularly those involving recog- terms of history, styles, criticism, technical individual attention, and reinforcement
nition and comprehension of the musical and stage production, choreography/ of the physical and mental skills needed
elements and compositional techniques. improvisation, performance, artistic pro- to succeed in their performance based
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. cesses, collaboration, cultural influences, course.
Grade 11 or 12. Full year; 1 credit. self-identity and advocacy. Dancers are
expected to perform for multiple occa- Emerging Ensembles
Music Technology sions through the school year including, Formerly referred to as Chamber Music,
Music Technology is a course de- Nutcracker, Monti High Dance Competi- this course is designed to enrich the
signed to give students an insight into tion, Spring Dance Show, and other com- advanced performance student. Students
the world of sound recording, audio munity events. Dancers will perform their work in small ensembles designed by
production, and music creation. The own original work as well as the class instructors. Prerequisite: Music teacher
course is designed to provide students choreography. Prerequisite: Dance I, II recommendation or permission of in-
with an understanding of music through and/or teacher recommendation. Grades structors. Grades 9-12. Full year; 1 credit.
listening, performing and creating with 10-12. Full year; 1 credit.
a focus on using modern music based Concert Band
technologies. Students will learn the art History of Music Concert Band is an organization com-
of audio recording, composing using Designed for the serious music student, posed of woodwind, brass and percus-
electronic devices, editing music and this full year course surveys the music sion students. Students will learn an
mixing sounds. The class will also utilize a of the Modern Era (Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop, extensive repertoire representing the
EDM) and its predecessors in cultural and best of the world’s music, balanced by
8 stylistic context. This hands-on course attention to theory, skill development and
develops informed listening skills to listening. The group participates in school
help students understand the changes in concerts, assemblies, civic events and
musical style and compositional tech- NYSSMA Evaluation Festival. Prerequisite:
nique over the centuries, and does so Participation in Middle School performing
through interactive experiences including groups OR an audition. Rotation lessons
field trips to local music venues (Bethel required. Grades 9-12. Full year; 1 credit
Woods, Forestburgh Playhouse, Wood-
stock Museum, etc) and Field Trips to ma- Orchestra
jor exhibits and venues in NYC (National The Orchestra is an organization com-
Museum of Hip-Hop, the Juilliard School, posed of string students only. Through
Columbia University’s Miller Hall etc.). Stu- contact with an extensive repertoire of
dents will listen to, perform and compose String Orchestra music, this organization
works from plainchant to the present provides the students with the opportu-
using traditional music instruments as nity of performing in school concerts, the
well as technology-based resources annual spring musical, civic events and
(Logic, Garageband etc.). Students will
also explore the historical, social, political
and technological events to help them

the NYSSMA Evaluation Festival. Prereq- movement. Students experience the role history. With this understanding, students
uisite: Participation in Middle School per- of both choreographer and dancer and are expected to engage in collaborations
forming groups OR an audition. Rotation have opportunities to present their work. with other dancers, chamber musicians,
lessons required. Grades 9-12. Full year; Through the study of dance in various and artists; and to demonstrate their
1 credit cultures and historical periods, students knowledge through literacy, choreog-
broaden their understanding of dance as raphy and performance. Dancers are
Concert Choir an art form. Throughout the year students required to perform multiple pieces in the
Participation in this organization will will have the opportunity and will be Nutcracker, 1-2 pieces in the Monti High
provide students with an advanced expected to participate in performances. Dance Competition, and multiple pieces
choral music experience. Emphasis is on It is mandatory that all students perform in the spring show. Dancer’s in Dance
listening skills, proper vocal technique, in the annual Spring Dance Concert. All 4 are also Monticello Dance Company
music reading, and basic terminology and female students in beginner dance need members. They are leaders in the dance
concert preparation. This group partici- ballet shoes, tan tights, black tights, and community and are expected to help
pates in school concerts, assemblies, civic a black leotard. All male students need fundraise for our discipline as well as
events and the NYSSMA Evaluation Fes- dance shoes, black jogger/fitted pants, perform in community events as much as
tival. Prerequisite: Participation in Middle and a black v-neck t-shirt. No pre-requi- possible.
School performing groups OR an audi- sites are required for this course. Grades Prerequisite: Dance I, II, III and/or teacher
tion. Rotation lessons required. Grades 9-12. Full year; 1 credit recommendation. Grades 10-12. Full year;
9-12, Full year; 1 credit. 1 credit. forming groups OR an audition.
Dance II Rotation lessons required. Grades 9-12.
Performance Skills I. II. III The Dance II course is designed to in- Full year; 1 credit
This course is designed for continued crease the ability of the devoted danc-
study on instruments not typically used in er. It emphasizes students’ acquisition 9
the traditional performing organizations. of intermediate movement skills and
Available for study are: keyboard instru- refined motor control through the study
ments (piano, electric keyboard) and of various dance techniques, including
guitar (acoustic, electric and bass guitar). ballet, modern/contemporary, and jazz.
In addition to learning guitar and key- Students further their development of
board other opportunities exist including skills progressing from beginning dance
but not limited to banjo, ukulele, man- through exploration of improvisation,
dolin, recorder, popular and jazz singing, dance elements, and composition as both
and some music technology. Students dancer and choreographer. Students
will learn repertoire representative of extend their understanding of dance
different musical styles, balanced with as an art form through consideration of
written theory and listening skills. Partic- aesthetic and philosophical perspectives.
ipation in NYSSMA Evaluation and taking Further awareness is enhanced through
advantage of performing opportunities the study of dance kinesiology, dance
is strongly encouraged. All students history, and choreography. Throughout
will perform in solo and/or small group the year students will have the opportu-
settings in front of their peers. Rotation nity and will be expected to participate in
lessons on guitar or piano are required. performances. All female students need
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. ballet shoes, skin tone tights, black tights,
Grades 9-12. Full year; 1 credit and a black leotard. All male students
Performance Courses - Dance need dance shoes, black jogger fitted
pants, and a black v-neck t-shirt.
Dance I Prerequisite: Dance I and/or teacher
Dance I provides an in-depth introduction recommendation. Grades 9 -12 *May be
to dance. This dance class is designed taken multiple years. Full year; 1 credit
to expose new dancers to ballet, jazz,
and street jazz/hip hop. Student learn- Dance Music Collaborative (Dance IV)
ing includes opportunities to develop This course strives to establish the
kinesthetic awareness, proper body dancers as collaborative artists, choreog-
alignment, physical strength, flexibility, raphers, and soloist performers. The goal
and endurance. Dance elements and is to create a constructivist atmosphere
basic principles of composition are stud- where students work to explore a broad-
ied and practiced. Students use creative er connection to the performing arts, by
and critical thinking skills to create and integrating music education and fine arts
communicate meaning through dance

STEAM
Journeys

Science
Technology
Engineering

Art
Math

10

year Envision and Information Design and New Media Pre-Health
Build Journey Technology Journey Journey Journey

1 Design and Drawing for Introduction to Studio in Art , 12 or Principles of Health Science
Production, 11 or Computer Science, New Fall 2017,
19 Design and Drawing for 21
Studio in Art, 12 Production, 11

2 Wood Wood C++, JAVA, Digital Art, Animation, Medical Intro to
Manufacturing I, Manufacturing II, 11 11 12 12 Interventions Biochemistry
11 11 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

3 Manufacturing Structural Intro to Computer Web 3D Modeling, Anatomy & Anatomy &
and Engineering, Design, 12 Physiology I, Physiology II,
Construction, 11 11 Game Industry, Gaming, 12 21 21

Alternative 11 19 21st Century SUPA
Energy II, Design, Physics,
Alternative 21 Computer Web Advanced 13 Advanced SUPA 21
Gaming, Design, Placement Placement Chemistry,
4 Energy I, 19 12 Computer Studio Art, 21
21 Science, 20 13

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
journey as long as they have completed the foundation course. Specific course descriptions are found within each department on
the page number specified in this table.

Students that complete a minimum of 3 credits within a journey, will be given internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities,
and will be recognized at graduation with a designated journey cord.

Technology various career opportunities available in Java
construction and woodworking industries. 1/2 Year; 1/2 credit. This introductory-lev-
Design and Drawing for Production Pre-Requisites: DDP or Studio in Art, and el one-semester course is designed for
Full Year; 1HS credit (Foundation Course Wood Manufacturing I people who have very little program-
for Envision and Build Journey). DDP ming experience, In Java Programming,
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-
visual problem solving using common and production technology is a conscious alone applications. Students also learn
graphic language to describe forms in the exploration of the processes that take techniques of Java and how Java can
human-made environment. It provides raw materials to finished goods Student be used in cross-platform computing. At
experiences for the student to develop teams take their designs from concept the end of the course, students are able
analytical skills and problem solving with sketches to finished product while defin- to write basic programs in Java and are
real-world experiences. It provides the ing the systems structure of a manufac- prepared for further instruction in any
developmental foundations required turing enterprise. Their manufacturing programming language.
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
basic drawing tools, such as a compass prototyping. Students explore construc-
that they will be responsible for the same tion systems including framing, HVAC, Introduction to Game Industry
they are for textbooks. electrical plumbing and plot planning. 1/2 Year; 1/2 credit. Video games are an
Construction mathematics is emphasized increasingly important medium in terms
Wood Manufacturing I using a transit n a laser level. In his unit of national use, cultural impact, and prof-
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
ing the principles of good design, sound costs, and site management in every base of mainstream users, games are
construction and safety. Students will phase of the building. a medium that needs to be examined.
learn to operate power machinery and Pre-Requisite: DDP or Studio in Art; Trigo- However, this industry, its history, and
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
work ethic, and proper use of tools. to television and other media. This course
Pre-Requisite: DDP or Studio in Art Structural Engineering has been designed as a broad introduc-
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
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-
continuation of Wood Manufacturing I that support or resist loads. Structural eo games as aesthetic products, cultural
and will allow students to develop skills engineers are involved in the design of products, economic outputs, as a policy
in the field of woodworking. It is proj- building and other structures. Their de- issue, as possible sources of effects and
ect-based and student driven with a cul- sign must satisfy given criteria, safety, ser- sites of community.
minating project that should demonstrate viceability, and performance. Accounting
advanced skills, such as different types of for weather physical laws and materials 11
joints, surface preparation, and finishing performance are just some of the structur-
techniques. Students will also explore al engineer’s considerations Projects will
be student driven based on interest.
Pre-Requisite: DDP or Studio in Art, Trigo-
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
Art landscape and abstraction as themes for examined. The process of art including
personal expression. Historical and cul- drawing, developing ideas, sketching,
Studio In Art tural explorations will guide the themed and critiquing yours and professional
Full Year, 1 HS credit: 0 College credits approach. Students will not only be works of art is included in the plan for
Students will be expected to read about, expected to critique their own work and this course. It is strongly recommended
write about, and produce works of art. process but that of their peers as well. that students take Digital Art before they
Studio In Art is a foundation course to Drawings, sketches, written responses take this course. Students in the STEAM
bring together experiences in: creating, are incorporated into the course required Journey: Design and New Media should
viewing and critiquing art; as well as, work. Prerequisite: Studio In Art. Students follow the sequence of courses outlined
examining art history and aesthetics. Stu- are expected to provide pencils and eras- in STEAM. Spring semester; ½ credit;
dents will examine a range of traditional ers as required materials. NO college credit.
themes including: portraits, landscapes,
the Elements of Art/ Principles of De- Drawing and Painting 2 Web Design
sign and still-life. These themes will be Full Year, 1 HS credit: 0 College credits In Web Design web pages ¬will be
explored in a variety of mediums such as This course is designed to take students treated as a design object, a work of art.
pencil, colored pencil, collage and paint. through a deeper experience in develop- In addition you will learn the basics of
It is strongly recommended that students ing and improving drawing and painting coding simple web site elements using
take this course in 9th grade. Students skills. Students are required to use their basic HTML markup. HTML markup such
who successfully complete the Studio In sketchbook as an artist’s journal. They as this:
Art course and wish to expand their ex- will write and work out ideas in order to
periences in an in-depth manner, should progress through the creative process to <figure>
sign up for Elective Art courses during producing original works of art. Sketching <img src=”images/chocolate-islands.jpg”
their 10th-12th grade years. Students are is expected and due dates/ deadlines are
required to purchase pencils and erasers. strictly enforced. Prerequisite: Studio In alt=”chocolate islands”
Art and Drawing and Painting 1. Students title=”Chocolate Islands-Individual
Sculpture are required to provide pencils and eras- cakes”
½ Year, ½ HS credit: 0 College credit ers for this course. </figure>.
The Sculpture course requirements intro-
duce students to the many different pro- Digital Art The above combination of tag and
cesses involved in 3D sculpture produc- In Digital Art you will learn the basics markup tells the internet to use a photo
tion. There are many schools of thought of working with materials to create art of chocolate cakes in a file, and use the
and applications in regard to sculpture through digital media. The focus is on title “Chocolate Islands- Individual Cakes”.
and this course encourages a variety of Adobe software Photoshop and Illustra- Simple web sites use several hundred
mediums to be explored. Students will tor. Software will be learned through a lines of code similar to this example. You
be expected to create original 3D works variety of exercises that build to using will also learn the principles of good web
expressing their understanding of the what you learned in more involved works design; which includes type, aesthetics,
“joining” process and its role in sculptural of art including portraits, themed work, user interactivity, and working with imag-
development. Methods in carving and and works that express or challenge a es for the web. Web Design as a career
construction will be emphasized. Prereq- variety of ideas. The process of art includ- will also be examined including careers
uisite: Studio In Art. Pencil and sketch- ing drawing, developing ideas, sketching, such as Computer Engineer and Graphic
book are required course materials. and critiquing yours and professional Designer. The process of art including
works of art is included in the plan for this drawing, developing ideas, sketching,
Drawing and Painting 1 course. It is strongly recommended that and critiquing yours and professional
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)
This course is for students interested New Media courses such as Animation, is included in the plan for this course. It
in developing artistic skills in 2D medi- 3D Modeling, Web Design, and Graphic is strongly recommended that students
ums. This is a theme based drawing and Design. Fall Semester course; ½ credit; take Digital Art before they take this
painting course. Students will use various NO college credit. course. Students in the STEAM Journey:
mediums including pencils, pastels and Design and New Media should follow the
oil paints. Students will develop their Animation sequence of courses outlined in STEAM.
In Animation you will learn principles and ½ credit; NO college credit.
12 methods of animation such as Squash
and Stretch, Anticipation, Stop Action, 3D Modeling (digital)
and animating vector art to name a few. In 3D Modeling you will learn the basics
You will learn the basics of animation by of creating works of art in 3D modeling
animating on paper then quickly moving software. While the focus of the course
to Adobe Edge Animate and finally Ado- is to explore 3D modeling and rendering
be After Effects. Animation as a career to make works of art, animating these

works will also be explored. Using a 3D The amount of time spent outside of English
printer to print works and projects will be school is equivalent to that of what is Language
included. Careers in 3D Modeling will be expected on the college level. Students
examined. The process of art including are expected to develop their own ideas Arts
drawing, developing ideas, sketching, and solutions to problems, create their
and critiquing yours and professional own problems to solve through their In grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, English is
works of art is included in the plan for this artwork and create works demonstrating taught at two levels: R and HP*
course. It is strongly recommended that a maturity in the use of materials and *All Honors Program (HP) students must
you have taken Digital Art and Animation ideas. Students will create a portfolio that maintain an 80 average.
prior to this class. Students in the STEAM includes work from summer assignments,
Journey: Design and New Media should assignments given by the instructor English 9R
follow the sequence of courses outlined. during the school year; as well as, inde- Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
½ credit; NO college credit. pendently completed works. For Seniors The 9th grade curriculum builds the
only; requires a fee; experience in mul- foundations of reading, writing, vocabu-
Contemporary Art & Design tiple Visual Arts courses recommended. lary and communication skills needed for
Full-year; 1 credit; possible college credit A portfolio of candidate/student work is successful completion of a sequence in
upon successful submission of an AP required for instructor review in May/June English and as outlined in the SED Stan-
portfolio. of the student’s Junior year for purposes dards for English/Language Arts. Stu-
This course will begin with creating proj- of goal setting before the course begins. dents will begin preparation for the En-
ects that a 21st Century artist or Designer Please arrange an appointment with the glish Regents (11th grade). Students will
may encounter such as creating a motion AP instructor as soon as possible. There is study major authors through a variety of
graphic, a series of wearable electronics a fee required for this course. genres and participate in oral discussions
with the package design for the series, a regarding the works. Written communica-
campaign that includes buttons or t-shirts Stage Design tion will include (but not be limited to) ex-
expressing a contemporary idea, a series 1 yr, 1 HS credit pository writing, report writing, and genre
of digital icons or badges needed for a writing. Oral and written assessment will
web site, or 3D inflatables. The course This course is for students who are inter- be featured in this course. All students
will transition to a choice-based curric- ested in preparation for the theater, mov- will be expected to complete writing for
ulum where, using your knowledge and ie and music industry. This is a combined literary response and expression.
what interested you in prior art classes, 3-D and 2-D course which uses drawing,
you will have the opportunity to plan and painting, diorama construction, model English 9HP
execute work you wish to create. This making and other techniques to produce Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
course requires the development, organi- mostly miniature stage and set designs. The 9th grade Honors Program (HP) is
zation, and creation of a body of work for Prerequisite: Studio Art geared essentially to the above-average
a purposeful portfolio. In addition, in this student who enjoys an academic chal-
course you will have the opportunity to Ceramics lenge. Emphasis is placed on a whole
submit an Advanced Placement Studio in 1/2 yr, 1/2 HS credit 0 college credit language approach that combines
Art portfolio in, either 2D, Drawing, or 3D. thinking, reading, writing, listening, and
As with all other art courses this course In ceramics the student will learn how speaking skills.
will continue the practice of critiquing to hand build and throw on the potters
works of art, writing about art, and main- wheel. The student will produce both English 10R
taining a working sketchbook. It is strong- functional and non-functional 3D art Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits
ly recommended that you take Digital forms out of clay. The 10th grade curriculum continues to
Art prior to taking this course. Full-year; Students will be exposed to contempo- build on the foundations begun in the 9th
1 credit; possible college credit upon rary and historic artists. Visiting artists may year English program. Additional empha-
successful submission of an AP portfolio. be on site. sis will be given to writing and speaking
Specific AP Portfolio requirements can be Prerequisite: Studio Art as outlined in SED Standards for English/
found on the College Board Website: AP Language Arts. A greater emphasis will
Studio Art Portfolio Requirements. be placed on students’ abilities to read,
write, listen, and speak for critical analysis
AP Studio In Art: Drawing and/or 2D and evaluation. Oral and written presen-
Design
Full Year, 1 HS credit: 3 (possible) College 13
credits
This course is designed to match the level
of quality, concentration and breadth of
the first year college art student in the
courses of Drawing and/or 2D Design.

tations are requirements of this course. Regents in June. This half year course will begin by looking
All students will be expected to complete (HS credit 1; AP exam can earn 3 college at the Depression era and pre-war roots
writing of a critical nature. credits) of comics in the United States and trace
the movement and our changes through
English 10HP The following courses are the 12th the decades. Our study will look at histor-
Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits Grade English electives. ical parallels and perspectives, changes
The 10th grade Honors Program (HP) is a Students must choose or select courses in artwork, mythological intersection in
continuation of 9HP and is geared to the to equal 1 credit (or more) to meet their comics, and the social statements that
above-average student who enjoys an English 12 requirement. comics have made. This class will explore
academic challenge. Emphasis is placed the historical trending of comics over the
on a whole language approach that com- Children’s Literature decades and will culminate with an inten-
bines thinking, reading, writing, listening, 1/2 year; 1/2 credit; 0 college credits sive look at the point of impact between
and speaking skills. This course introduces students to classic popular culture and comic culture within
children’s literature as well as to modern our society over the past twenty-five
English 11R children’s literature, authors, and illustra- years.
Full year; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits tors. It concentrates on giving students
This course continues to build upon the a solid background in Children’s Litera- English12-N
foundations of English 9 and 10. There ture and teaching the appropriate ways Novel Writing
is more extensive literary analysis of a to read and share such literature with ½ YEAR; ½ CREDIT
variety of genres. Students will study children of all ages. Participants will have 0 COLLEGE CREDIT
major authors in their literature experi- a laboratory feature which will include ob- In conjunction with the Young Writers
ence. Preparation will be completed for served reading sessions with appropriate- Program and the NaNoWriMo, students
students to master the work necessary ly aged children. Prerequisite: English 11 will work towards developing characters
for the English Regents and the extended and theme, as they write a novel. After
task. Creative Writing introducing the idea and workshopping
Oral and written presentations are Short Fiction outlines, students will have writing goals
requirements of this course. The type ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; to accomplish each class. These efforts
of material will be determined by the 0 COLLEGE CREDIT will help guide them as they achieve the
teacher. All students will be expected to Creative Writing 1 is an introduction to goal of the class; a novel.
complete an extended task assignment. creative writing. Its focus is on under-
standing and writing the different forms English12- SR
English 11HP- of creative writing, such as, (but not 1/2 year; 1/2 HS credit; 0 college credits
AP English Literature and Composition limited to) short story, poetry, creative This class uses cooperative learning as
Full year; 1 HS credit; possible AP credit non-fiction, and the essay. Students will the focus while students engage in a
“An AP English Literature and Compo- be encouraged to work cross genre and variety of listening, writing, reading and
sition course engages students in the out of their comfort zone. Students will oral communication tasks. Students will
careful reading and critical analysis of also read exemplars of creative work cooperatively analyze and evaluate expe-
imaginative literature. Through the and be ready to study, discuss, and riences, ideas, information and issues as
close reading of selected texts, students write about the work of others. The final they use reading, writing and comprehen-
deepen their understanding of the ways project for this class will be 1) a portfolio sion strategies to problem solve based
writers use language to provide both of revised and edited work, 2) a public on different sets of criteria. This class
meaning and pleasure for their readers. reading of the student’s best work to be requires students to peaceably interact
As they read, students consider a work’s presented in an open reading, 3) a class with each other in order for them to com-
structure, style and themes as well as the literary magazine of collected work. plete assignments focused on building
smaller-scale elements, such as the use skills (negotiation, inference, compro-
of figurative language, imagery, symbol- English 12-C mise, comprehension, time management,
ism and tone” (apcentral.collegeboard. A Decades Look at Comics’ Role in analysis, focus) necessary for survival and
com). Through reading and writing Popular Culture success in the global economy.
across many genres, students will learn ½ YEAR; ½ CREDT;
to increase their ability to synthesize and 0 COLLEGE CREDIT English 12 – Senior Regents
utilize information gathered during the ½ half year; ½ HS credit; 0 college credit
year. Students will read many novels, The purpose of this class is to provide
plays, short stories, poems, and literary seniors who have not passed the English
criticisms. Depending on the particular Regents with the opportunity to spend a
reading, students will write papers, create half year revisiting skills and literature that
group projects, create personal projects, will provide additional support for this
and prepare for the Regents. Students major examination.
will take the AP exam in May and the

14

Journalism CREDIT America through the use of multiple texts.
FULL YEAR; 1 HS credit; 0 college credits Screenwriting is a step-by-step course Through the use of sports literature and
This sequence, offered over two semes- in which students will learn the funda- other media, the course will attempt to
ters, provides an introduction to the role mentals of screenwriting, including plot view the historical role of sport and de-
of print media in society and training structure and story design. Students will velop in the students a greater sensitivity
in the basics of writing for newspapers learn how to understand and use literary and understanding to the world of sport
and magazines. Reading assignments and visual elements in their writing. Clas- and to the philosophical and sociologi-
will cover the history, practice and ethics sic and contemporary screenplays will be cal relationship between that world and
of journalism. Students will be taught read, and important films will be viewed, contemporary society.
the basic techniques of newsgathering analyzed and discussed critically. Stu-
and be required to write breaking news dents will be required to write and shoot Writing 1: A workshop Approach
stories, interviews, feature stories and one 20 - 30 minute screenplay. Finished ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE
cover a variety of “beats”, such as school films will be shown in class and in a class CREDITS
board and town government, police sponsored film festival. The goal of this course is to allow stu-
and high school sports. The basics of dents to improve their writing skills while
reporting and writing for publication will Screenwriting 2 also learning basic computer skills. All
be covered during the first semester. ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE assignments are completed during
Students will further develop their skills in CREDIT class time on the computer. Emphasis
writing in-depth news and feature stories Continuation of the fundamentals of is placed in the editing process and on
during the second semester. Prerequisite screenwriting, including plot structure achieving a polished finished product.
for Journalism I: English 11 and approval and story design. Students will continue Students will learn how to use Microsoft
of the instructor or the district English to enhance their ability to understand Word and will develop an understanding
Coordinator. and use literary and visual elements in of the general principles of word process-
their writing. Classic and contemporary ing while working on a variety of writing
Public Speaking screenplays will be read, and import- projects. In addition, students will learn
1/2 year; 1/2 HS credit; 0 college credits ant films will be viewed, analyzed and how to use drawing programs to create
This course will expose students to the discussed critically. Students will be illustrations that will be integrated into the
fundamentals of public speaking. The required to write and shoot one 20 - 30 writing projects. The internet will be used
course concentrates on teaching the stu- minute screenplay. Finished films will be as a tool for assignments. Typing ability is
dents how to determine what approach is shown in class and in a class sponsored recommended but not required, though
the most effective in reaching the audi- film festival. (Second semester only, Pre- this is not a class that will teach typing
ence and how to deliver the prepared requisite- Screenwriting 1) skills. Excellent attendance is expected.
material most effectively. Communication (First or Second semester)
skills are stressed.

Science Fiction Shakespeare Writing 2: A Workshop Approach
½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 college credits
CREDIT This survey course involves reading ½ YEAR; ½ CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE CREDITS
Students will study a variety of classic Shakespearean plays as well as exploring
science fiction novels, short stories, mov- the ways in which these plays have been In this follow-up course, students will
ies and television shows. Students will presented in other forms of media. The
learn about the history of science fiction historical background of these plays will continue to improve their writing skills
and explore ways in which science fiction provide a framework to enhance under-
relates to real scientific and historical standing of the context in which William while being introduced to the art of
events. We will also make sociological Shakespeare’s plays were written. A wide
connections between the genre and our variety of techniques will be employed desktop publishing. Students will be
culture. A wide variety of techniques during the semester for assessment.
will be employed during the semester Some of these include, but are not limited introduced to the basic conventions of
for assessment. Some of these include, to, class discussion, writing assignments,
but are not limited to, class discussion, presentations, and multi-media projects. publishing and will learn to cooperate
writing assignments, presentations, and Class participation is an enormous part of
multi-media projects. Class participation this class, therefore excellent attendance and share responsibility through group
is an important part of this class, therefore is expected.
excellent attendance is expected. projects. Using computer programs such
Sports Literature
Screenwriting 1 1/2 year; 1/2 HS credit; 0 college credit as Photoshop and Publisher, students will
½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE This course will examine the complexity,
beauty and changing face of sport in create a variety of publications, including

newspapers and pamphlets, as well as

create original products such as their own

restaurant. Emphasis will be placed on

page layout or the art of combining text

and illustrations into a unified presenta-

tion. The internet will be integrated into

assignments. Excellent attendance is

expected. (Second semester only, Prereq-

uisite- Writing 1) 15

SUPA English Health & Language
Full year; 1 HS credit; 6 SU credits Physical Other Than
This course is 2 semester courses; you Education
must take both semesters. The courses English
are: Physical Education
½ credit course offered for grades 9-12. FRENCH 1, GERMAN 1, SPANISH 1
SUPA Writing 105 Physical Education is a full school year (Checkpoint A: Beginner)
1/2 year; 1/2 HS credit; 3 Syracuse Uni- commitment which every student is Grades 9 -12, full year, 1 credit
versity credits mandated to take and pass for (4) years in
Writing 105 is offered through Syracuse high school by NYSED. A variety of elec- Students will develop basic proficiency
University’s Project Advance. This course tives are offered to allow students every skills in listening, speaking, reading, and
pays particular attention to writing as opportunity to participate in activities writing in the target language. They will
a means of learning and as a way of of interest to them. Student growth will be introduced to different cultures and
encouraging active intellectual engage- be measured using a pre- and post- as- compare these cultures with their own.
ment. Learning how to write formal sessment test including the Fitnessgram NOTE: New York State requires that all
academic analysis and argument begins PACER test and knowledge of activities students earn one credit in Languages
with learning how to think reflectively in taught throughout the year in a written Other Than English (LOTE) in order to
various kinds of informal written modes, test. The Fitnessgram PACER test will be graduate High School. This course satis-
such as reading logs, class correspon- administered twice per year with perma- fies the requirement.
dences, and response papers. Classes nent records kept. Missed classes must be Students who wish to continue to the next
are organized around topics of inquiry made up to account for students’ aca- level of language study must pass this
that become focal points for numerous demic grade and all students are required course with a minimum B average.
reading and frequent writing assign- to dress appropriately. Modifications to
ments. Students who successfully com- the original curriculum can be made to HISPANIC FOODS AND THE SPANISH
plete the course receive three (3) college account for individual student needs. LANGUAGE (Checkpoint A: Beginner)
credits from Syracuse – transferable to Students will develop basic proficiency
hundreds of colleges and universities. Health Education skills in listening, speaking, reading, and
Prerequisite: recommendation by teach- ½ credit course offered for grades 10-12. writing in Spanish. They will be intro-
er, one semester, ½ credit. Students must Health Education is a graduation require- duced to different Hispanic cultures and
enroll in both Writing 105 and English ment at Monticello H.S. The goal of the compare these cultures with their own,
141. There is a per credit fee for this and Health & Wellness course is to empower with an emphasis on Hispanic foods.
all Project Advance Courses. students to develop requisite knowledge, Students will have “hands-on” opportuni-
skill, and attitude needed to develop and ties to develop skills in food preparation,
SUPA English 141 maintain lifelong health and wellness. meal planning, and organizing kitchen
1/2 year; 1/2 HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE Course topics include but are not limited work areas. This course will count as a
UNIVERSITY CREDITS to: violence and mental wellness, person- pre-requisite for advanced food cours-
This course is offered through Syracuse al safety, nutrition and personal health, es in the Family and Consumer Science
University’s Project Advance. Students pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other STI’s, and Department and also BOCES.
who successfully complete the course Drug (legal and illegal) education.
receive three (3) college credits from FRENCH 2, GERMAN 2, SPANISH 2
Syracuse – transferable to hundreds of (Checkpoint B: Intermediate Part 1)
colleges and universities. The course Grades 9 – 12, full year, 1 credit
focuses on reading and interpretation.
Students read a variety of texts in order to Students will communicate (listen, speak,
discover how their reading of a text relies read, and write) about situations in the
upon implicit understanding of signs past, present, and future. They will
that are not only culturally established, increase their vocabulary in the target
but also part of a system that operates language and continue to explore target
through complex relationships. Stu- cultures.
dents write frequently: informal papers, Prerequisite: Pass the SULLIVAN COUN-
reading logs, reactions, and a specified TY LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EXAM
number of longer formal papers drawing OR pass Level 1 LOTE with a minimum B
on material covered in the course. Pre-
requisite: recommendation by teacher,
one semester, ½ credit. Students must
enroll in both Writing 105 and this course.
There is a per credit fee for this and all
Project Advance Courses.

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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

polynomials are also included. If time tential. Calculus is a college level course. pleted the Algebra I course and Regents
allows, additional topics may include This course is offered for the students in Exam. It is also the foundation course for
sequence and series and trig graphing. the accelerated program or any student the Information Technology Journey. The
Students receive one math credit for suc- who has successfully completed Precal- course is designed to expose students to
cessfully completing this course. culus. The course includes an in-depth the interdisciplinary nature of computer
Prerequisite: Successful completion of study of limits, differential calculus and science in today’s dynamic and globally
Regents Geometry. its applications, and integral calculus with connected society. Student will have the
its applications. Students who earn good opportunity to explore the use of comput-
College Prep Math grades in this course can receive college er science as a tool in creating effective
This course is designed for seniors only credit or placement from most colleges. solutions to complex contemporary
who have not successfully completed There is a per credit fee for students in- problems. The hands on nature of the
Geometry course. The College Prep Math tending to use this course to earn college course is intended to provide students
course will improve arithmetic skills with- credit. with the opportunity to explore concep-
out use of the calculator while covering Prerequisite: Successful completion of tual understanding in a practical learning
topics from Algebra and Geometry. The Precalculus. environment The course is recommended
class requires students to problem solve, for all students as it provides an overview
interpret statistical data and graphs, apply SCCC Elementary Statistics of computer science an its applications in
geometric and study linear and quadratic ( MAT2501) 3 Credits various disciplines, professions, and per-
equations. Students receive one high This Sullivan County Community College sonal activities. The course will provide
school math credit for successfully com- course in which students will receive opportunities for students to use compu-
pleting this course. Also, students who 3-college credits and 1 unit of high tational thinking and develop algorithmic
have a final average of 75 or above may school math. The course is designed to solutions to real-world problems. They
meet the entrance criteria into the SCCC’s show students how statistics is used to will begin to understand the different
BUS 1101 and MAT 1000 courses. picture and describe the world and to levels of complexity in problem solving
show them that statistics is used to make and determine when team projects might
College level MATH Courses informed decisions. Topics include prob- generate more effective problem solu-
ability, frequency distribution, mean and tions than individual efforts. Students will
SCCC Precalculus ( MAT1206 )/Precalcu- standard deviation, binomial distribution, learn and us a programming language(s)
lus (Local) testing hypothesis, samples from a finite and related tools, as well as appropriate
4 credits population, regression and correlation. collaboration tools, computing devices
This Sullivan County Community College The course may be taken in conjunction and networking environment. Finally, they
course in which students will receive with Precalculus or Calculus. will demonstrate an understanding of the
4-college credits and 1 unit of high school Prerequisite: Successful completion of social and ethical implications of their
math. This course is intended to form a Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. work and exhibit appropriate communi-
bridge between the static concepts of cation when working as a team member.
algebra and geometry and the dynamic STEAM Math This course is an elective.
concepts of the calculus. Topics include Full Year; 1 HS Credit. This is a one year Pre-requisite: Successful completion of
basic algebraic, trigonometric, exponen- non-Regents math course offered to the Algebra I Course and Regents Exam
tial, and logarithmic functions; functional students embarking on a STEAM pathway
inverses; inequalities; graphs; complex or students that will not have 3Math/ Computer Gaming
numbers; systems of equations; introduc- 3Science Regents exams. It is designed as 1/2 Year; 1/2 HS credit. Stop playing and
tory matrix algebra; and the a prerequisite to introduce the necessary start creating! Monticello High School
binomial theorem. There is a per credit math specific skills needed for success in is going to transform the high school
fee for students intending to use this the journey. The course will cover various computer class by offering students the
course to earn college credit. production and design topics. Students opportunity to earn how modern games
Prerequisite: Successful completion of will build (literally) upon their existing are created. This course will demystify
Algebra 2 and Trigonometry and the Al- math skills by drafting and erecting scale the process and make programming
gebra 2 and Trigonometry Regents exam. models, developing product prototypes, easy. It is an introductory course in game
calculating bids and the cost of doing making which will give students the basic
SCCC Calculus ( MAT1301) business, and so much more. understanding necessary to break into
4 Credits Prerequisite courses: Algebra 1 Regents & the gaming world. It prepares you for AP
This Sullivan County Community College 1 credit in Geometry (RE Geo, Geo w/lab, Java. It will apply concepts as seen in the
course challenges the talented mathe- or Intermediate Geo). programming language Alice, as well as
matical student to work to their full po- incorporate Java.
Introduction to Computer Science Pre-requisite: Successful completion of
Full Year; 1 HS credit; This course is for the Algebra I Course and Regents Exam
students who have successfully com- and Introduction to Computer Science.
For the IT Journey, there is an additional

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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



the NYS Global Regents exam, and teach- policy issues, communicating ideas and in an increasingly global world. This
er recommendation. There is a per-credit findings, collecting information, using college-level course demands perfor-
fee for this course. graphs, tables and statistics, examining mance equivalent to the course offered
the use of surveys and informal inter- on campus. Students who successfully
Economics views, identifying a social problem and complete the course receive three (3)
½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE coming up with a proposed policy to deal college credits from Syracuse University
CREDITS with it, listing costs and benefits of pro- transferable to hundreds of colleges and
This course is intended to give students posed policies, developing benchmarks universities. This college-level course
an understanding of the American eco- to assess the impact of policy, analyzing introduces C. Wright Mills’ classic notion
nomic system. Students will be intro- political factors, developing strategies to of “the sociological imagination” and
duced to the basic principles of our eco- implement a policy, identifying essential the promise of sociology, and encourag-
nomic system and the problems facing features of major current public policy es students to see and think about the
all economic systems. Within the market issues and working in teams effectively. relationship between themselves and the
economy, students will study the roles of Students who successfully complete the social world. There is a per credit fee for
labor, capital, and government. The place course receive three (3) college credits this course.
of the United States in the world economy from Syracuse University transferable to Grade level: 12
will be analyzed. hundreds of colleges and universities.
Satisfies the high school graduation History through Film/Art/Music (Elective)
SUPA Economics requirement for Participation in Govern- ½ year, ½ HS credit 0 college credits
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
VERSITY CREDITS course. study how it is portrayed through movies,
SUPA Economics is a Syracuse Univer- Grade level: 12 artwork, and the music associated with
sity, three credit hour study of college its historical themes. In this course we
level economic themes that both readies SUPA Foundations of Human Behavior will examine historical events by view-
students for a further study of Micro and (Elective) ing films, listening to music, analyzing
Macro Economics and satisfies the ½ ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI- artwork, interactive discussions of the
credit graduation requirement for high VERSITY CREDITS historical context of each event, and re-
school economics. There is a per credit SUPA Psychology is offered through flective writing assignments. The human-
fee for this course. Syracuse University’s Project Advance. ities provide factual information about a
Grade level: 12 The course prepares students for inter- historical figure, event, or time period;
mediate and advanced college courses they can also distort the past depending
Participation in Government by demanding performance equivalent on the point of view of the producers
½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 0 COLLEGE to on-campus introductory courses. of movies, art, and music. A major part
CREDITS Students who successfully complete the of the course will be discussion of how
Participation in Government is a course course, receive three (3) college credits major events of history are accurately and
designed to illustrate to students the from Syracuse – transferable to hundreds inaccurately portrayed through the arts.
importance of their role as citizens in a of colleges and universities. Topics The study of an historical event through
democracy. The point is for students covered will include the study of people the humanities will focus students to de-
to understand that they must become who influenced the discipline, human velop an understanding about the times
involved in their communities--being a behavior, learning, development, individ- in which the materials were produced, so
good citizen is not merely voting. This ual differences, and assessment of these for each unit of study we will concentrate
course will also look at different issues areas with various class activities. There is on two themes: what do the arts tell a
and determine how good citizens make a per credit fee for this course. modern viewer about a particular time
up their minds about policy issues. The Grade Level: 12 period; and what do the arts tell us about
overriding concept is the way in which we the time in which it was made.
address social problems through devel- SUPA Introduction to Sociology (Elective) Grade Level: 11, 12
opment of public policy. This course is ½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI-
project based with a significant amount VERSITY CREDITS 23
of independent project work. Critical SUPA Sociology is designed as an analyt-
thinking skills will be emphasized. ic, skills-based introduction to sociology.
The emphasis is on analytic reading and
SUPA Public Affairs conceptual analysis. It is a writing inten-
½ YEAR; ½ HS CREDIT; 3 SYRACUSE UNI- sive course. As the course progresses,
VERSITY CREDITS students should obtain increasing skill in
SUPA PAF 101 introduces students to analytic reading and writing, sociological
the basic skills of public policy analysis. reasoning, empirical investigation, and in
These skills include becoming willing and the ability to make empirical and concep-
able to “do good” effectively, defining tual generalizations about self and society
and identifying the components of public

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Prerequisites for Honors Level English and Social Studies
· Final average of 80 or higher in the prerequisite honors level course
· Final average of 85 or higher in the prerequisite Regents level course
· Teacher recommendation: You will not be placed in an HP/AP course without having this signed
form when you meet with your counselor.
· Your final grade will be reviewed and adjustments in course placement will be made, if necessary
· Any appeals to this policy may be made to the Department Chairperson through your guidance
counselor.

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