Course Catalog

CURRICULUM

The high school, through its faculty and counselors, will recommend specific courses for individual pupils depending upon assessed academic potential and past achievement records.

Engineering & Technology

Engineer Your World I
2 Semesters        1 Credit          Grades:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses; Geometry (pre or co-requisite); and Permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is designed for the student who plans or is thinking of pursuing Engineering in college;
  • Dual-enrollment through University of Texas – Austin; and
  • Students will discover an engineering design process in a project-based environment and be exposed to a variety of engineering disciplines by engaging in socially relevant design challenges.  Disciplines include, but are not limited to, chemical engineering, computer engineering, and aeronautical engineering.  Projects will cover aspects of the engineering design process such as reviewing customer needs, working with data, and reverse engineering.  Projects will use technology such as software programs, sensors, and microcontrollers.

Engineer Your World II
2 Semesters        1 Credit          Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses; Geometry (pre or co-requisite); and Permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is designed for the student who plans or is thinking of pursuing Engineering in college;
  • Dual-enrollment through University of Texas – Austin; and
  • Students will utilize the design process discovered in EYW I in a project-based environment to engage with more socially relevant design challenges.    All projects will require programming Raspberry Pis using the Python programming language.  Project scenarios include an autonomous robot delivering supplies in a hospital and motion capture to gauge the effectiveness of a physical therapy regime.

AP Computer Science Principals
2 Semesters        1 Credit          Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses; Algebra I (pre or co-requisite); and Permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is for students who plan on or are thinking of majoring in a STEM field in college;
  • Students are required to take the AP exam; and
  • Students will learn creative problem solving, how to apply computational processes to analyze big data, programming, how the internet works, and the impact of computing innovations.  Programming will be completed using both a text based and visual development environments.

Introduction to Electrical Engineering
1 Semester        ½ Credit           Grades:  12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses and permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is designed for the student who plans or is thinking of pursuing Engineering or Computer Science in college; and
  • Students will learn about the components and low level programming of a computer.   The design, building, and analysis of circuits will be explored.  Students will program Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and other single board components as well as connect them to sensors.

Object Oriented Programming
1 Semester        ½ Credit           Grades:  12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses and permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is designed for the student who plans or is thinking of pursuing Engineering or Computer Science in college; and
  • Students will learn the life cycle of a computer program, provide the initial stages of a program, create actual program code, and generate documentation.   Coding will be done in a variety of environments including Scratch, Alice, Java, C++, and/or python.

CAD
1 Semester        ½ Credit           Grades:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses and permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is designed for the student who plans or is thinking of pursuing Engineering in college; and
  • The course will cover engineering graphics starting with drafting by hand and progressing to 3D modeling using a computer and an industry standard program.  Models will then be processed and prototyped using a 3D printer.    The science of materials will also be covered in regard to the choice of printer filaments.

Robotics
1 Semester        ½ Credit           Grades:  12

Prerequisite:  83% or better in all previous science and math courses and permission of instructor

  • Elective;
  • This course is designed for the student who plans or is thinking of pursuing Engineering in college; and
  • In this course the student will use a variety of platforms to construct a robot that will complete various autonomous tasks.  The concept of system engineering will be discussed as the robot is broken down into its various subsystems.  The use of several environments and languages will be explored to program the robot.

Video Production

1 Semester         ½ Credit      Grades: 9,10,11, 12      Prerequisite: None

  • Elective
  • Video Production is a course to introduce students to the basic concepts of producing video pieces including audio, graphics, and video while developing the skills and exposing each student to the development of the video production career field. Throughout the semester students will create video productions for a wide range of purposes and participate in group and self-evaluation. Students will acquire the skills to create, edit, produce, and critique video projects for future projects created on their own. This course can be taken more than once.

English

Students assigned a major research paper must complete it in order to pass the course, grade 9 thru 12.

English 9
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • The freshman English program focuses on the following general areas of the language arts:  grammar and usage; written composition; short compositions of the creative or expository nature; a broad view of types of literature and basic literary terminology; oral expression and drama with experience working in front of a group; study skills – an emphasis on writing responses to essay questions on tests and assignments; and vocabulary enrichment.

Honors English 9
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  Meet criteria

  • In order to enter this program, the student must be recommended by the eighth grade teachers and achieve a superior rating on the Hartley placement test and score in the 90th% in Reading and English on a standardized test.  Student who register after April 1 may not have the opportunity to be considered.

English 10
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10        Prerequisite:  English 9

  • Required
  • The sophomore English program focuses on the following areas:  grammar – concentration on sentence structure and diction; instruction and practice in writing narration, description, exposition, and persuasion; a thematic and/or genre approach to literature depending on the individual class; theater – an historic introduction to theater; oral expression; presentations to class and informal speeches; vocabulary enrichment.

Honors English 10
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade 10        Prerequisite:  A- or above in Honors English 9 or an A in English 9 and/or teacher                             recommendation.

  • Selection for honors course is based on superior grades, recommendation of teacher, and superior performance on the English placement test. Entrance into the program also carried the prerequisite of an A in an English 9 course or a minimum of a B- in Honors English 9.

Composition for College and Career
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade:  11        Required for all juniors in College Prep                                         English 11

  • This required course focuses on preparing students for writing at the college level as well as basic real-world usage. Students will practice writing brief coherent essays and reports as well as lengthier research papers that demonstrate a command of stating a thesis and developing it, mastery of grammar and usage, and editing skills. Some related reading will be required.

English 11
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  English 10

  • Required
  • The junior English program is divided into three major units: the study of American literature, the development of critical thinking and reading skills, and written composition. The literature study includes interpretation and oral and written responses to improve reading proficiency and to expand vocabulary. Writing assignments may include the personal essay, the informative essay, and the critical essay. A major research paper is an important component of the junior English program. Failure to participate in this research process will result in a failing grade for the quarter.  In order to be permitted to English 12, a student must complete the research paper to the teacher’s satisfaction.

Honors English 11
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  A in English 10 or B or above                                         in Honors English 10 and the recommendation                                     of the teacher.

  • The junior English program is divided into three major units:  the study of American literature, the development of critical thinking and reading skills, and written composition..  The literature study includes interpretation and oral and written responses to improve reading proficiency and to expand vocabulary.  Writing assignments may include the personal essay, the informative essay, and the critical essay.  A major research paper is an important component of the junior English program.  Failure to participate in this research process will result in a failing grade for the quarter.  In order to be permitted to English 12 levels, student must complete the research paper to the teacher’s satisfaction.
  • Honors English 11 differs from English 11 in that it is an accelerated program focusing primarily on literary analysis.  Reading and writing assignments for this course are more advanced than those in English 11.

Junior Advanced Placement:  English Language and Composition
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  A in Honors English,                                             teacher recommendation, and superior                                         achievement on placement test.

  • The major aim of the course is to help students develop critical thinking skills in both oral and written responses.  The syllabus focuses on significant themes of major works in American literary tradition.  Composition will stress literary analysis as well as analysis of rhetorical structure, the language of argument and stylistics of language.
  • Evaluation is based on class discussion and written responses.  A major research paper is required.  Entrance and     continuation in the program also carries the prerequisite of an A in a regular English course or a minimum of a B- in     an Honors or Advanced Placement English course.  The Advanced Placement Language and Composition test     administered in May is a requirement of the course.  In order to be pass the course, a student must     complete the     research paper to the teacher’s satisfaction.

English 12
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade: 12        Prerequisite:  English 11, completed English                                     11 research paper.

  • Required
  • The senior English program emphasizes the study of British literature; a unit on the psychology of language and advertising is also included.  Written composition stresses critical writing.  Speech activities emphasize persuasive speaking and discussion.  a research paper is part of the English 12 program and must be completed to pass the course.

Honors English 12
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  A in English 11 or B or above                                         in Honors English 11, recommendation of the                                     teacher, and completed English 11 research                                         paper.

  • The senior English program is divided into four major units:  the study of British literature; the development of critical reading and thinking skills; development of composition and research skills; and the study of the psychology of language.  Literature study includes interpretation of literature, poetry, and drama as well as non-fiction essays.  Writing assignments may include personal, informative, and critical essays.  A research paper is part of the Honors English 12 program and must be completed to pass the course.

Senior Advanced Placement:  English Literature and Composition
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  B+ or above in AP English 11,                                     teacher recommendations, and completed                                         English 11 research paper.

  • Teaching material covers a wide variety of literary classics that stress universal themes and philosophical content with emphasis on British and world literature. Evaluation is based on class discussion and compositions that stress literary analysis.  Selection is based on superior grades, teacher recommendation, PSAT scores, and writing samples. Entrance and continuation in the program also carries the prerequisite of an A in a regular English course or a minimum of a B- in an Honors or Advanced Placement English course.  The Advanced Placement Literature and Composition test is administered in May as a requirement of the course.

Speech
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • Speech is a basic course in speaking and the principles of human communication.  The course provides opportunities to express ideas clearly through a variety of speeches.  Students also learn critical thinking skills and the practical skills of sales, interviewing and the use of audiovisual materials.

Language Arts Enrichment I
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • Recommendation for students reading below grade level.
  • Language Arts Enrichment offers an integrated program of testing, instruction, and practice designed to help the individual student mature as a reader and writer.  Students receive continued reinforcement of study skills with an emphasis on reading for content.  There is close cooperation with the student’s current English class, providing extra help with reading and writing assignments.

Drama I
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • This half credit semester course is designed to further the student’s knowledge and appreciation of the theater (from the Greeks to the present) and on-stage performing (including mime and scene exercises).  Evaluation will be based on a combination of work habits, effort, class attendance, participation, test scores and attitude/improvement.

Drama II
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Drama I and permission of                                         instructor.

  • Elective
  • This course is planned with the advanced theater student in mind.  It will include advanced scene work, makeup and costume design, culminating in a production for actual presentation.  Advanced theater history will provide a sound basis for the college-bound student.  Students will learn to write critiques, read criticism and plays, and produce a play.

Creative Writing
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Writing proficiency and
submission of student’s current creative
writing samples.

  • Teacher recommendation
  • This course is designed to encourage the interest and to enhance the quality of the writing of the student who is seriously interested in creating writing.  Techniques and styles of poetry and short story will be examined, practiced and produced, with the option for drama as well.  Instruction will also include reading, understanding and discussing published contemporary creative writing genres.

The Fine Arts Experience
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade: 9            Required

  • Freshmen will develop a fine art aesthetic by exploring the elements and through the creation of art and music, recognizing art and music historical trends, and analyzing various works of art and music.

Music History
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: Music Appreciation

  • Elective
  • This course will provide the student with an opportunity to increase technical/creative music skills and knowledge through the in depth study of various music topics.
  • An overview of all musical style periods and the composers of each era will be taught, from medieval through the 20th century.  Topics include Gregorian Chant, Motets, Chansons, Sonatas, Symphonies, to Art Songs and more.

Music Theory and Composition
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: None

  • Elective
  • Music theory will be taught through written and aural skills covering notes, rhythms, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, progressions, cadences, and form.  Students will receive instruction on the fundamental structure and use of a piano as a musical tool.
  • Theory skills will be demonstrated through composition.  Students will make use of technology through Finale, GarageBand, ProTools, Audacity and other software.

Instrumental Music (A) – Pep Band
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisites: Minimum of 1 year experience                                          and/or private lessons.

  • Elective
  • Pep Band performs at home varsity football games and performs a holiday concert.

Instrumental Music (B) – Concert Band
1 Semester        1/2 Credit        Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisites: Minimum of 1 year experience                                          and/or private lessons.

  • Elective
  • This course will provide the student with an opportunity to increase technical and creative music skills through performance on his/her instrument in various musical styles.  Musical focus will depend on the size and composition of the ensemble and may include chamber music, contemporary jazz, or other musical genre.

Men’s/Women’s Chorus
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisites:  None

  • Elective
  • Men’s/Women’s Chorus is open to all students wishing to explore their vocal abilities in a choral setting.  This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills that are required for singing in a mixed choir (Concert Choir).
  • Students will receive instruction and assessment in basic music theory and reading skills.
  • Sight reading, proper breathing and sound product and proper concert etiquette on balancing voices, blending sound, sustaining separate vocal lines, and creating cure unison sounds.
  • Exposure to many styles of choral music including classical, sacred, jazz, quartet, and contemporary.  Required performances include school concerts, special events, and Masses.
  • With new music opportunities every semester, a student can enroll for more than one semester, consecutive or otherwise.

Concert Choir
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Audition; Men’s/Women’s
Chorus

  • Elective
  • This advanced level choir is open to those students who demonstrate sufficient interests, ability and musical knowledge.  The choir constantly works for improved choral sound and technique.  Stage presence and professional performance skills are stressed.
  • Music of commensurate difficulty will be performed in concerts, OMEA adjudicated events, and performances in the feeder schools and parishes
  • This class is for students will self-discipline and a genuine interest in singing.  The group may be divided into a treble (SA) choir or a mixed choir (SAB/SATB) depending on enrollment. Some after school rehearsals will be required.
  • With new repertoire and music opportunities, a student could re-enroll each year.

Vocal Music I/II
1 Semester        ½ credit            Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor,                                         determined by audition

  • Elective
  • This course will provide the student with an opportunity to improve their singing ability.  Through song they will learn to read and perform musical notation.  Students will be instructed to read music using pitch letter names and solfege.  They will be graded on their knowledge and effort.  Skills taught include vocal intonation, part singing, breath support, vowel shaping, appropriate posture, and poise in performance.  Required performances include School Liturgies and semester concerts.

Health Promotion & Sport Science

Lifetime Fitness  
1 Semester        1/2 Credit        Grade:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  PE A and PE B

  • Elective
  • Lifetime Fitness is a semester class that is designed to actively engage students in health, fitness, exercise, recreation and nutrition principals with hands on and active approach.  Students will cover a variety of topics that range from fitness programs and design.  Various forms of exercise, exercise physiology, exercise biomechanics as well as performance based training principals and nutrition.  Additional topics and activities include yoga, mindfulness, outdoor recreations and staying active and fit throughout life.  Students will be required to dress and participate daily in various forms of exercise, fitness activities and classroom discussions.  Appropriate attire required for active participation.

Health
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • The intent of the Health course is to help students make independent and informed decisions concerning their mental, physical, and emotional well-being.  It encourages the student to identify his/her core values and unique gifts to develop attitudes and patterns of behavior that will promote a full, healthy, and satisfying life of total wellness.  Individual, family, and community health concerns and issues are explored and examined through multiple perspectives with the goal of developing lifestyles.

Nutrition and Wellness
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: None

  • Elective
  • Nutrition and Wellness is a course designed for students who want to examine and explore the current and changing nutritional trends as well as the science and physiology behind nutrients and their impact on growth, development and disease prevention.  Students cover a variety of nutritional topics ranging from food prep, planning, and nutrients, to cultural food customs and traditions.  Students should be will to engage themselves in the balance of proper nutrition and maintaining active lifestyles.  Evaluation is based on assignments, labs, participation and test assessments.
  • Lab fee required
  • ALLERGY WARNING – students will severe food allergies should not take this class.  Students should also be willing to taste and try various forms of food during units of focus.

Physical Education A
1 Semester        ¼ Credit            Grades:  9, 10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • Physical Education A classes are scheduled 5 days a week.  Physical Education A is designed to provide meaningful physical activities for students to enjoy now and in the future.  Students will be exposed to a variety of activities.  Students are expected to dress appropriately.  The proper attire is T-shirt, shorts, socks, and tennis shoes.   A student is graded on his/her level of participation, knowledge, skills and dress.

Physical Education B
1 Semester         ¼ Credit        Grades:  9, 10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • Physical Education B classes are scheduled 5 days a week.  All requirements are the same while the range of the individual and team activities is expanded.

Leadership

Elements of Leadership
2 Semesters        ¼ Credit, repeated    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  None

  • This course is to provide students will knowledge and skills necessary for effective mentoring, intentional leadership, character development and service to others in the school and community.  At the end of four years students will earn a total of one credit in leadership.

Mathematics

Foundations of Algebra 1

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9

Prerequisite:  8th grade math & teacher recommendation

  • Foundations of Algebra is designed to help students overcome weakness in preparation of mathematics by emphasizing the concepts necessary to be successful in Algebra I and II. Students will take this course in conjunction with Algebra I to assist in the development of good mathematical study skills and learning strategies. Students will build a strong mathematical foundation by exploring the language of mathematics, problem-solving techniques and real-world applications while receiving assistance with mastering the objectives of Algebra I.

Algebra I

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10

Prerequisite:  8th grade math & teacher recommendation

  • Students will develop and apply skills in the following areas: the use of real numbers, linear equations, inequalities, relations, functions (linear and quadratic), polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions, and probability.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Honors Algebra I 

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9

Prerequisite:  8th grade math & teacher recommendation

  • Students will develop and apply skills in the following areas: the use of real numbers, linear equations, inequalities, relations, functions (linear and quadratic), polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions, and probability.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic. This course is faster paced with a deeper emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking within real-world applications.

Geometry

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11

Prerequisite:  Algebra I & teacher recommendation

  • Students will integrate arithmetic and algebra to develop and apply inductive and deductive reasoning in two and three dimensions. Students will be exposed to and trained to complete both two-column and paragraph proofs. Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Honors Geometry

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10

Prerequisite:  A in Algebra I, credit in Honors Algebra I & teacher recommendation

  • Students will integrate arithmetic and algebra to develop and apply inductive and deductive reasoning in two and three dimensions. Students will be exposed to and trained to complete both two-column and paragraph proofs. Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic. This course is faster paced with a deeper emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking within real-world applications.

Algebra II

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Geometry & teacher recommendation

  • Building on their work with linear and quadratic functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, exponential, rational, radical, and trigonometric functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Problem solving and real-world application will be applied in every topic covered in this class.

Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11

Prerequisite:  A in Honors Geometry & teacher recommendation

  • Building on their work with linear and quadratic functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, exponential, rational, radical, and trigonometric functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Problem-solving and real-world application will be applied in every topic covered in this class. This course is faster paced with a deeper emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking within real-world applications.

CP Algebra and Trigonometry (CPAT)

2 semesters        1 Credit            Grades:   11, 12

Prerequisite: Algebra II and teacher recommendation.

  • CPAT is a review of essential topics in Algebra II such as linear and exponential equations, quadratic functions, logarithmic and rational equations.  The course goes into greater depth in many of the areas already covered in Algebra II.  As such, CPAT is not a bridge between Algebra I and Algebra II.  It is a course designed only for students who have completed Algebra II but were not recommended (or chose not to) take Pre-Calculus. ·       CPAT also covers several topics that are new to the students.  These new topics include conic sections, sequences and series, and trigonometry.  In Algebra II, students receive a brief two-week introduction to trigonometry.  CPAT students will review these topics and go well beyond them into graphing trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations and using trigonometric inverses.  The amount of trigonometry presented is less than in Pre-Calculus but goes well beyond the two-week introduction students receive in Algebra II.

Pre-Calculus

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite:  Algebra II & teacher recommendation

  • Students will continue their study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, rational, radical, and trigonometric functions and their real-world applications. Students will also be exposed to systems of equations and matrices, conic sections, and sequences and series. Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Honors Calculus I

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:    12

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Honors Algebra II/Trig & teacher recommendation.

  • This is a full-year calculus course meant to provide a foundation /preparation for college level calculus courses.  In addition to an extensive review of trigonometry, students will study functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, anti-derivatives, and definite integrals.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  A in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry or credit in H Calculus 1, & teacher recommendation.

  • Students will follow the curriculum written by the College Board for AP Calculus AB.  All material covered in college level differential and integral Calculus classes are studied.

Math 1151 – Columbus State Community College Calculus 1

1 Semester (taken over the course of the entire academic year at Hartley)

Prerequisite:  A in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry or credit in H Calculus 1, & teacher recommendation.

  • Introduction to differential calculus: functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation rules, derivatives of the trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, related rates, extrema, curve sketching, and optimization. Introduction to integral calculus: antiderivatives, definite integral, Riemann sums, area under a curve, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, numerical integration, integration by substitution, and derivatives and integrals of inverse trigonometric, hyperbolic, and inverse hyperbolic functions. Applications to problems in science and engineering.

Math 1152 – Columbus State Community College Calculus 2

1 Semester        1 Credit            Grade:     11, 12

Prerequisite:  Credit in AP Calculus AB.

  • Continue introduction to integral calculus: integration of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric functions, volume and surface area of solids of revolution, arc length, and methods of integration. Also includes L’Hopital’s Rule and Improper Integrals. Analyze plane curves given parametrically or in polar coordinates, and their differential and integral calculus. Infinite sequences and series, and their sum and/or convergence, conic sections, vectors in the plane and in space. Applications to problems in science and engineering.

Math 1450 – Columbus State Community College Statistics

1 Semester        1 Credit            Grade:     11,12

Prerequisite:  Calculus II

This course is designed to acquaint students with statistical methods used in gathering and analyzing data. The course includes: sampling methods and data classification; descriptive statistics; percentiles and z-scores; basic concepts in probability; binomial and normal probability distributions; the Central Limit Theorem; estimating population parameters; hypothesis testing; linear correlation and regression; interval estimation and hypothesis testing with two samples; and chi-square tests of independence.

Personal Finance

1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite:  None

  • Students will explore the management of personal income, including, but not limited to, budgeting, investments, credit, income taxes, and planning for retirement.

Religion

Bishop Hartley High School is a Roman Catholic school and our Religion Program consists of three components:  knowledge, liturgy, and service.  Our goals are:

  • To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all
  • To transform humankind into new life in Christ
  • To train individuals to live consciously faith-filled lives
    as children of God.

The program’s foundational principles, which come from the National Catechetical Directory, Sharing the Light of Faith, are:

  1. A person’s human development is the key to his or her capacity to form a faith relationship and intellectually understand the implications of that relationship.
  2.  The four tasks of message, community, service, prayer and worship form one interlocking ministry.
  3. The program draws upon the four signs of sources of catechesis – biblical, ecclesial, liturgical and natural signs.
  4. The program strives to enhance the school’s academic nature, and develop the spiritual, personal, social and physical development of the student.

RELIGION COURSE OF STUDY

Our Diocesan Religion Course of Study for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, is outlined in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ documents Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (2008), and Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living (2008).

In conjunction with this content, our classrooms incorporate The Six Tasks of Catechesis (as articulated in the National Directory of Catechesis), which provide each student with opportunities to:

  1.  explore and challenge his/her intellectual understanding of the Catholic faith;
  2.  reflect and grow in his/her spiritual development; and
  3.  acquire skills which can be applied to parish and community service.

The faculty and staff of Bishop Hartley share with the Religion Department the mission to proclaim Christ’s message, to participate in community building, to lead people to worship and prayer, and to encourage and inspire service.

RELIGION 9
Semester 1 – The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture
The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible, they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn the history of the formation of the Bible, authored by God through inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. They will learn to read the Bible and will become familiar with its major sections, with a particular focus on the Gospels of the New Testament.

Semester 2 – Who is Jesus Christ?
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, and the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, the student will also learn who He calls them to be.

RELIGION 10
Semester 1 – The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us, and students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also understand what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

Semester 2 – Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church
The purpose of this course is to enable the students to understand that in the sacred nature of the Church in which they encounter the living Jesus Christ, that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today, with both divine and human elements.

RELIGION 11
Semester 1 – Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way, in and through the sacraments, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments.  This course is designed to enable the student to understand and recognize God’s presence in the world and become familiar with the ways God and people communicate with one another through symbols, rituals, and prayer.

Semester 2 – Life in Jesus Christ
Students learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples. This course enables the student to understand the principles that form the basis of Catholic Christian Morality, such as freedom, responsibility, conscience, conscience formation, and the difference between subjective and objective morality.

RELIGION 12
Semester 1  
History of the Catholic Church

The purpose of this course is to supply the students with a general knowledge of the Church’s history from apostolic times to the present. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him throughout history through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today and, as such, has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn about the Church’s 2,000 years of history and about how the Church is led and governed by the successors of the Apostles.

Semester 2 
Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching. In this course, students are to learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and mission.

Science

Comprehensive Science
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • An activity-oriented introduction to the Physical, Earth and Environmental sciences.  The course integrates the study of matter and energy with a variety of topics in Earth and Space science, including applications to a variety of environmental issues.

Biology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10        Prerequisite: None

  • Required
  • A general course in modern biology.  Through lecture/discussion, demonstration and laboratory activities, students explore the study of the cell, cellular processes of membrane transport, energy transformations and reproduction, classical and modern genetics, the changes in life forms on earth, a survey of major taxonomic groups, a study of ecological relationships and a brief introduction to human biology.

Honors Biology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10

Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation and examination of standardized test scores from 8th grade.

  • An accelerated, in-depth study of modern biological concepts.  The course includes a study of the cell, the cellular processes of membrane transport, energy transportation and reproduction, genetics with emphasis on current DNA technology, the changes in life forms on earth, a survey of taxonomic groups, a study of ecological relationships and an introduction to human biology.

AP Biology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10

Prerequisite:  A- or above in Chemistry or H Chemistry and teacher recommendation.

  • This course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course.  The two main goals are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and an appreciation of science as a process.  Topics:  Molecules and Cells; Heredity and Evolution; Organisms and Population.

Human Physiology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite:  B or above in Biology or H Biology or C and above in Chemistry and teacher recommendation.

  • An advanced course in biology with primary emphasis on the human organism.  Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and laboratory experiences, students study the cell as the fundamental life unit, the transition from single cell to complex multi-cellular organism, and the anatomy and physiology of human organ systems.  Detailed dissection of a representative mammal is included among the laboratory experiences.

Chemistry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite: B or above in previous science; B or above in Geometry, Algebra II, or Algebra II/Trig (may be taken concurrently)

  • Core
  • Chemistry is a mathematical, theoretical and laboratory approach to the study of matter and energy.  Students investigate matter and energy, atomic structure, periodic tables, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, kinetics and equilibrium.

Honors Chemistry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite:  A in Biology or A- in Honors Biology, a minimum B in Algebra II or Honors Algebra II/Trig (may be taken concurrently) and teacher recommendation.

  • An accelerated, in-depth, mathematical, theoretical and laboratory approach to the study of matter and energy.  Students investigate matter and energy, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, kinetics and equilibrium.

Physics
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12

Prerequisite:  B or above in Chemistry or B- or above in Honors Chemistry; B- or above in Honors Algebra II/Trig or 87% or above in Algebra II or B or above in Precalculus or AP Calculus; and teacher recommendation.

  • Core
  • The study of physics includes units of mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, electron and nuclear theory, and electronics.  Basic themes such as the conservation laws, the concept of fields, energy, force, and motion are explored in each of these units through lecture and through student laboratory experience.

Honors Physics
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12

Prerequisite:  A in Chemistry or A- in Honors Chemistry; A in Algebra II or A- in Honors Algebra II/Trig, and teacher recommendation.

  • Students in Honors Physics are expected to have excellent math skills.
  • An accelerated and in-depth study of topics listed above will allow the time for the inclusion of additional topics taken from an Advanced Placement curriculum.
  • Students will be expected to complete additional reading, writing and research assignments.

Environmental Science (will be updated soon)

Forensic Science (will be updated soon)

Social Studies

Western Civilization
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • Students will study the development of political, economic and cultural systems and the influence of geography and religion in historical terms, beginning with the Greeks and Romans, and extending to the Cold War. The course will be presented from a Catholic perspective.

United States History
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • A study of the important topics / themes in American history: cause and effect and their relationship to American life as it is today from a Catholic perspective.

Advanced Placement United States History
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  Teacher prerequisites

  • Elective
  • The Advanced Placement History program presents a college level survey course of the important topics / themes of American History, their cause and effect, and relationship to American life today from a Catholic perspective.  Students are required to take the National Advanced Placement Examination. Depending on results of the student’s examination grade, colleges may grant advanced placement and/or college credit.

Advanced Placement American Government
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • In-depth study of the Constitution, the three branches of government and the system of checks and balances.  Additional studies in the origin and function of government, state and local government, political parties and interest groups.  Other subject areas such as current events, economics, geography, U.S. foreign policy, & the Catholic perspective, will be addressed. Students have the option to take the National Advanced Placement Examination. Depending on the results of the student’s examination grade, colleges may grant advanced placement and/or college credit.

Psychology
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • An analysis of some of the major areas in this field, such as behaviorism, learning motivation, emotion, personality, and a variety of mental / emotional challenges.

World Cultures
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • Students will explore people in different regions of the world, how their customs, beliefs, and traditions have developed over thousands of years, and how geography has contributed to their cultures.

Sociology

1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Social Studies teacher approval

  • Elective
  • Sociology is the study of human relationships.  It examines the ways in which people interact with one another within basic groups of society.  Family, religious, and other social organizations, along with vital and social issues which affect them, are studied. Group behavior and interactions within an established environment is studied with the goal of promoting an individual’s understanding of their relationship with others.

Contemporary Issues/Special Topics

1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Social Studies teacher approval

  • Elective
  • Contemporary Issues/Special Topics is a course offered to explore current issues.  The course will involve readings from various periodicals and weekly quizzes over assigned articles.  A few themes will be explored in depth and debates over controversial issues will be attempted.  Classroom discussions of various issues and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. Catholic Social teaching will be featured in the class.
  • Fee – May have to cover cost of periodicals used.

Minorities in America

1 Semester    ½ Credit           Grades: 10, 11, 12       Prerequisite: None

  • Elective
  • Minorities in America is a study of the impact and interaction between the United States federal and state governments with various groups in the United States since the end of the Civil War.  Catholic Social teaching will be featured in the class.  Most of the course load will be focused on analyzing the impact of legislation and enforcement mechanisms directed at specific groups, as well as the response of those groups to government action.

American Military History
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Social Studies teacher approval

  • Elective
  • This course will concentrate on the major military conflicts that the United States has been involved in from the American Revolution to modern times.  There will be a concentration on tactics, leadership, and specific battles over the course of American History.
  • Students will come to understand how leadership, terrain, climate, and even chance played in the outcome of battles.  Students will be given the opportunity to discover what war meant to the individual soldier through the use of diaries (primary resources), reenactments, hands-on-activities and guest speakers.

Visual & Performing Arts

Art Fundamentals

1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Art Fundamentals is a course emphasizing color theory and beginning painting.  Students will do projects using various media.  In addition to studio work, students can expect academic and homework assignments.
  • This course, together with Drawing, is a prerequisite for all other studio art classes.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $38.00)

2-Dimensional Art

1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals; Drawing, and minimum grade of B- in each or permission.

  • Students will develop in greater depth the skills and concepts of design learned in Art Fundamentals.
  •   The student should expect out of class assignments (homework).
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $38.00)

Painting

1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals, Drawing, and minimum grade of B- in each or permission

  • Students will explore watercolor and acrylic painting.  Emphasis will be on understanding technical processes involved, the application of color theory, the application of the laws of linear and atmospheric perspective, the principles of recession, the use of color as value, and successful compositions.  Students should expect homework.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $38.00)

Yearbook I

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Interview

  • This class explores all aspects of publishing a yearbook.  Through our study, we will be creating an entire yearbook that will document the history of our school year.
  • Students will experience the process of creating a publication through reporting, taking photos, creating layouts, and editing.
  • Students must have access to a digital camera with a 2.0 GB memory card or higher.
  • All students will be interviewed before acceptance into this class.
  • Class size:  limited.

Yearbook II

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Department Chair approval, Yearbook

  • Students will take leadership roles in planning and producing the school yearbook.
  • Students must have access to a digital camera with a 2.0 GB memory card or higher.

Craft Design

1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12

  • Art Credit
  • Students will explore the use of design elements and color theory in making of graphics, paper and textile arts, such as calligraphy, batik, and pottery.  Students should expect out of class assignments including a paper and project.
  • Many media will be used.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $38.00)

AP 2D Design

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  Advanced art courses & Invitation of Department Chair

  • This course enables select students to prepare portfolios in specific subject for submission to colleges of art or departments of art to meet admissions and/or scholarship requirements.  Students may also submit portfolios to be granted college credit. Summer work required.
  • Fee $40 each semester for unlimited use of supplies
  • Highly recommended:  experience structured art class during summer months.

AP Drawing

2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Advanced art courses & Invitation of Department Chair

  • This course enables select students to prepare portfolios in specific subject for submission to colleges of art or departments of art to meet admissions and/or scholarship requirements.  Students may also submit portfolios to be granted college credit. Summer work required.
  • Fee $40 each semester for unlimited use of supplies
  • Highly recommended:  experience structured art class during summer months.

 

DRAWING
1 Semester               ½ Credit                                 Grades 9,10,11,12                Pre-Requisite: none

This is an introductory course to freehand drawing. Rules of visual perception art taught as they apply to realistic representation of 3D objects on a 2D surface. Several drawing methods will be used. Students will always view real objects or photographs of real object including human figure to attempt to render realistic representations of 3D forms. Homework is to be expected.

Fee $25

ADVANCED DRAWING
1 Semester                ½ Credit                                 Grades 10, 11, 12
Pre-Requisite: Drawing, w/ grade of B- or better

Students will continue exploration of drawing techniques and processes, subject matter, and materials introduced in Drawing, with increased rigor to further a student’s skill in drawing. Students will use a variety of media to produce drawings with a concentration on composition. Homework is to be expected.

Fee $38

CERAMICS
1 Semester                ½ credit                                  Grades 10,11,12     
Pre-Requisites: Art Fundamentals OR Drawing, w/ grade of B- or better

This is a studio course concentrating on the creation of three-dimensional objects, primarily using clay. Theories of Design as well as the techniques and processes related to ceramics are taught and assessed with each assignment. Students will have opportunities to learn the potter’s wheel and/or several hand building techniques, in addition to glazing, kiln processes and several alternative methods of firing pottery. Students should plan on additional studio time outside of class-time to complete assignments.

Fee $40

SCULPTURE
1 Semester                 ½ Credit        Grades 10,11,12
Pre-Requisites: Art Fundamentals OR Drawing, w/grade of B or better
This is a studio art course with emphasis on problem solving and higher level critically thinking skills to create three-dimensional works of art that answer specific problems/challenges. The Elements and Principles of Design as well as craftsmanship are always integral to the assessment. Materials include but are not limited to; Paper, cardboard, wood, metal, plaster and clay.

Fee $40

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
1 Semester                  ½ Credit                                 Grades 10, 11, 12

Pre-Requisites: Art Fundamentals OR Drawing w/ grade of B- or better  
Class Size is limited

This class is a combination of both digital and film photography, starting with the introduction of film photography and transitioning into digital processes. Instruction includes the Math, Science and History of photography along with the Elements and Principles of Design related to composition.
Students must provide their own digital camera with a processor 8 Mega-Pixels or better. A camera with manual controls is preferred. Work outside the classroom (Homework) is expected. A research and a paper about a specific photographer is required.  

Fee $36         

AP 3D DESIGN
2 Semesters                1 Credit (full year)                               Grades 11, 12

Pre-Requisites: Invitation of Department Chair

This rigorous course enables students to prepare portfolios specific for submission to colleges or Departments of Art to meet admission and/or scholarship requirements. Portfolios may also be submitted to the College Board for Advance Placement/College credit. Students will work to complete three bodies of work that include a Breadth, Concentration, and Quality portfolios which illustrate the student’s understanding of 3D processes and the ability to formulate and express ideas visually.

It is highly recommended that students attend structured art classes during the Summer prior to this course. Students are required to complete four (4) Summer assignments.

Fee $40/Semester, $80/school year
plus a College Board Testing Fee.

Drama 1

Elective

In this course, students will focus on the foundation of acting and drama as a performing art. The course covers theatre history, ensemble building, concentration, line memorization, voice and movement development, script and character analysis, dramatic literature, and script and critique writing. Students will be evaluated on theatrical knowledge and performance work.

  • 1 semester
  • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • ½ Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Drama 2

Elective

In this course, students will focus on the continuation of acting and drama as a performing art. The course covers voice and movement development, directing, script and character analysis, dramatic literature, script and critique writing, monologue and scene work, and audition techniques.

  • 1 semester
  • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • ½ Credit
  • Prerequisite: Drama 1

Drama 3/ Drama 4 (Drama 2 repeatable)

Elective

Prerequisite: Drama 1 and Drama 2. An intermediate-advanced study of Theatre. This class continues and builds upon the techniques learned in Drama 1 and Drama 2: character development, the rehearsal and audition process, and more advanced acting and directing techniques from a variety of dramatic genres. Students will explore scene work, monologue work, dialects, directing and script analysis at a high level.

*Students in Drama 3/4 can be in the same class as Drama 2 students—but will act at a higher level and have more challenging learning objectives and expectations for each assignment.

Dance I

Elective

This course will deepen the students understanding of dance as an art form as a mover, creator, and critic.  By learning about the elements of dance, choreographic forms, the creative process, and the ways to analyze dance, students will sharpen their dance technique, develop their own personal artistic voice and support the artistic voice of their peers. Tap, Jazz and Ballet technique will be taught, as well as continuing to develop any previously learned dance styles such as modern, lyrical or hip hop.

Students are required to either buy their own tap shoes or pay a $25 fee to cover the cost of the shoes.

  • 1 semester
  • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • ½ Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Theatre Design

Elective

In this course, students will focus on the foundation of design in theatre. The course may cover topics in costume design, set design, stage and costume make-up and mask-making. Students will be evaluated on theatrical knowledge, projects, papers and portfolio work. As a design course, this class will be structured much like a studio art class. Students will be expected to create designs and work on projects both in and out of class. Course fee: Approximately $35.00.

  • 1 semester
  • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • ½ Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Mixed Chorus (Previously Men’s/ Women’s Chorus)

Elective

  • Mixed Chorus is open to all students wishing to explore their vocal abilities in a choral setting.  This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills that are required for singing in a more advanced choir (Concert Choir).
  • Students will receive instruction and assessment in basic music theory and healthy singing skills.
  • Students will be exposed to various genres of choral music including classical, sacred, jazz, and contemporary.  Required performances include school concerts, special events, and Masses.
  • With new music opportunities every semester, a student can enroll for more than one semester, consecutive or otherwise.
    • 1 Semester
    •  ½ Credit
    • Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisites:  None

Concert Choir
Elective

  • This advanced level choir is open to those students who demonstrate sufficient interests, ability and musical knowledge.  The choir constantly works for improved choral sound and technique while rehearsing challenging vocal arrangements.  Stage presence and professional performance skills are stressed.
  • This class is for students with self-discipline and a genuine interest in singing.  The group is typically divided into a mixed choir (SAB/SATB) arrangement depending on enrollment. Some after school rehearsals may be required.
  • With new repertoire and music opportunities, a student could re-enroll each year.
    • 2 Semester
    • 1 Credit
    • Grades:  10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisites:  Mixed Chorus and/ or permission from instructor (audition)

Musical Theatre 1

Elective

In Musical Theatre, students will focus on the foundations of musical theatre as a performing art. This course will cover musical theatre history, criticism and performance. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about key aspects, styles and time periods that are important to musical theatre history. They will watch performances from various musicals, compare and contrast them and critique them, Lastly, students will strengthen their own personal skills in singing, dancing and acting—as they work on individual, and group performance pieces.

  • 1 Semester
  • ½ Credit
  • Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:  None

Musical Theatre 2

Elective

Musical Theatre 2 is a continuation of Musical Theatre 1. Students will use the knowledge and skills gained in Musical Theatre 1 to enhance their craft at a higher level. Students will strengthen their skills in singing, acting and dancing through solo and group performance work.

  • 1 Semester
  • ½ Credit
  • Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:  Musical Theatre

Introduction to Playwriting

Elective

In Playwriting, students will read and analyze play scripts and learn and practice key techniques for writing scenes, monologues and one-act plays. Introduction to Playwriting is dedicated to process. Students learn to write plays by writing plays. The primary goal of the course is to encourage students to write quickly, fluidly, and fearlessly.

  • 1 Semester
  • ½ Credit
  • Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:  Drama I or permission

World Languages

Modern Language Proficiency Model: Students enrolled in any one of the levels of modern language classes, French Italian Spanish, must become proficient in the

Three Modes of Communication*:

Interpretive Mode – reading, listening, viewing the language comprehension of a video,

audio or text through reading, listening to, or viewing the source.

Interpersonal Mode – speaking/listening; writing/reading, interaction with others via oral,

written or signed conversations, negotiation of meaning, exchange of opinions or information.

Presentational Mode – writing, speaking, signing, delivering information via speaking,

writing or signing, in prepared or spontaneous presentations.

*Ohio’s Learning Standards for World Languages

For students to demonstrate proficiency with the language as well as to prepare students for college, each level of the modern language curriculum at Bishop Hartley will put the language and its culture into meaningful contexts with the six overlapping themes of Advanced Placement courses:

Global Challenges – Science and Technology – Contemporary Life

Personal and Public Identities – Families and Communities – Beauty and Aesthetics

Modern Language Proficiency Grading: The cumulative grade for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels of French, Italian, and Spanish courses are made up of the cumulative grade for each of the four skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening along with the cumulative grade earned for active classroom participation.

Modern Language Course Credit and Placement: At the end of the academic year, students will be placed in one of these three proficiency levels:

PROFICIENCY LEVEL 1

  • A student will receive one (1) credit and may continue to the next level of that language
    • if the student demonstrates minimum proficiency (B-, 80) in his/her current registered level in all four language skills.
    • if the student demonstrates minimum proficiency B- (80) in at least three of the language skills with a minimum grade of a C- (70) in the fourth skill along with above average, A- (90 or above) in Effort.

PROFICIENCY LEVEL 2

  • A student will only receive one (1) credit and may NOT continue to the next level
    • if the student’s cumulative grade in more than one skill is below a B- (80)
    • if a student’s cumulative grade is below B- in one skill, but a grade below 90 in Effort.

PROFICIENCY LEVEL 3

  • A student will fail the course (will not earn 1 credit and may not continue to the next level.)
    • if cumulative grades in any of the four skills are a D or an F.

Modern World Language Courses

NOVICE (I)

French

Italian

Spanish

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening; Teacher Recommendation;

In this course the student will learn the basic concepts of the language with emphasis on proficiency in each of the four language skills:  listening, speaking, reading and writing. There is also great emphasis on learning about countries and the culture of the peoples that speak the target language. This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning the language structure and/or preparing for quizzes or tests.

BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE (II)

French

Italian

Spanish

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening; Teacher Recommendation;

This course continues the objectives of the Novice level I:  proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, plus emphasis on the cultural aspects of the target language’s countries and its peoples.  The course begins with a review of the Novice level and continues with new grammar structures, especially verb tenses. There is also extensive work in vocabulary. Pronunciation and oral work are stressed in class.  Reading with understanding and written composition are also emphasized. This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning language structure and/or preparing for quizzes and tests.

INTERMEDIATE MID (III)

French

Italian

Spanish

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening; Teacher Recommendation;

At the Intermediate-Mid level, the emphasis is on fluency in conversation and the sharpening of listening skills.  Reading skills will be emphasized through an introduction to authentic literature in short stories and texts. Frequent short compositions will improve writing skills.  The target language will be used extensively in class. A variety of activities will be used in order that students achieve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Further understanding of the target languages’ culture will be emphasized. As in previous courses, this course requires daily work outside of class for written and oral assignments and for preparation for class as well as for tests and quizzes.

AP INTERMEDIATE HIGH/ADVANCED (AP- IV)

French

Italian

Spanish

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening; Teacher Recommendation;

This class is designed for the serious student. Proficiency in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing is emphasized at an advanced level.  Students will study authentic materials that cover history, art, music and literature in the target language. Novels, plays, short stories, magazine and newspaper articles are read and discussed in the target language.  Strong emphasis is placed on fluency of conversation. Composition is also stressed.

SPANISH V – Service Learning en Español

Advanced Spanish Elective

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grade: 9,10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening; Teacher Recommendation;

In this elective course, advanced Spanish students will continue to develop fluency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking while exploring our call to service, Catholic social justice teachings, examples of non-profit organizations serving in Latin America, and the needs of Hispanics here in our own community.  Students will be exposed to a large quantity of non-fiction texts, will communicate orally and in text with native speakers, and will be asked to write/present on a variety of topics. Special emphasis will be placed on developing extended written and spoken responses to prompts in the form of journals, essays, informative posters, presentations, and debates.  Advanced grammar acquired in previous courses will be practiced extensively as new skills are added to students’ repertoires.

Classical Latin Proficiency Model: Students enrolled in any one of the levels of Latin must become proficient in Two Modes of Communication*:

Interpretive Mode – reading and listening for understanding.

Presentational Mode – writing and speaking as part of the language learning process.

*Ohio’s Learning Standards for World Languages

Classical Latin Proficiency Grading: The cumulative grade for the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels of Latin courses are made up of the cumulative grade for both Reading/Listening and Writing/Speaking skills along with the cumulative grade earned for active classroom participation and course effort. These are calculated in the following manner:

Classical Latin Course Credit and Placement:

PROFICIENCY LEVEL 1

  • At the end of the academic year, a student will receive one (1) credit and may continue to the next level of Latin
    • if the student demonstrates minimum proficiency (B-, 80) at his/her current registered level in both modes, Interpretive (reading and listening) and Presentational (writing and speaking) and
    • if the student demonstrates above average active classroom participation A- (90 or above).

PROFICIENCY LEVEL 2

  • A student will only receive one (1) credit and may NOT continue to the next level if the student’s cumulative grade in more than one mode is below a B- (80)

PROFICIENCY LEVEL 3

  • A student will fail the course (will not earn 1 credit and may not continue to the next level.) if cumulative grades in either of the two modes are a D or an F.

NOVICE Latin (I)

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in both language skills of Reading/Listening and Writing/Speaking; Teacher Recommendation;

Novice Latin students learn the basic grammar forms and vocabulary of the Latin language.  Emphasis is placed on learning declensions, conjugations, and reading Verse-Latin, Classical Greek and Roman culture and history.

BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE LATIN (II)

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in both language modes, Interpretive: Reading/Listening and Presentational: Writing/Speaking; Teacher Recommendation;

Latin I forms are reviewed. More advanced complex grammar and verse-Latin are presented.  The Histories of Livy and The Gallic War of Julius Caesar are read. Classical Greek and Roman culture and history are also studied.

INTERMEDIATE MID LATIN (III)

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in both language modes, Interpretive: Reading/Listening and Presentational: Writing/Speaking; Teacher Recommendation;

Latin II forms a reviewed.  Continued work in advanced complex grammar and verse-Latin are learned.  Classic Roman writers are studied. Students will explore classical Greek and Roman culture and history.

INTERMEDIATE HIGH/ADVANCED LATIN (IV)

  • 2 Semesters
  • 1 Credit
  • Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Average or above-average reading and language arts skills (8th grade); Placement Testing – Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency (B-) in both language modes, Interpretive: Reading/Listening and Presentational: Writing/Speaking; Teacher Recommendation;

Latin III forms are reviewed.  Students will read advanced classical history and literature written by the giants of Roman letters.  In addition, students will read and listen to poetry written in Latin as they continue to study ancient culture and history.