Course Prerequisites 2016 - 2017

 

COURSE OF STUDY DIRECTIVES FOR SOPHOMORES 2016-2017

                                                 

REQUIRED SOPHOMORE SUBJECTS:

Theology II, English II, World History/Geography II, Mathematics, Science, Language, Computer Applications (1/2 yr) and one of  the following: Speech (1/2 yr), PE (1/2 yr), Health (1/2 yr).



INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS

MINIMUM GRADES & PRE-REQUISITES





ENGLISH



Adv English II

93 English I & recommendation





SOCIAL  STUDIES

82 in Adv English I & recommendation

Adv History/Geography II

93 in World History/Geography I & recommendation





FOREIGN LANGUAGE

85 in Adv World History/Geography I & recommendation

First year of a Language

All who did not take a language in 9th grade

Adv Latin II

All who passed the 1st year of the language

French II

All who passed the 1st year of the language

Spanish II (regular)

All who passed the 1st year of the language

Adv Spanish II

75 in Adv Spanish I/ 95 in Regular Spanish I & recommendation





MATHEMATICS



Plane Geometry

Passed Acc. Algebra I/Algebra I in 9th grade

Adv Geometry (TI-30X IIS Calculator)

87 in Acc. Algebra I/ 93 in Algebra I & recommendation

Adv Algebra II/Trigonometry (TI-84 Calculator)

85 in Adv Algebra I/Geometry or Adv. Geometry

Algebra II/Trigonometry

70-84 in Adv Algebra I/Geometry





SCIENCE



Biology

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Below 80 in Bio & below 80 Math or Below 74 in Adv Bio & Below 74 in Adv Math

Chemistry

80 in Biology & 80 in Math or 75-85 in Adv Bio & 75-85 in Adv Math

Adv Chemistry

86 in Adv. Bio & 86 in Adv Math & taking Algebra II/Trig





FINE ARTS





ART ($45 fee per course)

Drawing I

Printmaking I

Digital Photography



No pre-requisite

No pre-requisite

No pre-requisite



MUSIC





Beginning Band (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Band

Recommendation

Jazz Band

Enrolled in Band; recommendation

Orchestra

Recommendation

Music History (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Vocal Ensemble

No pre-requisite





DRAMA

Theater I (1 sem)



No pre-requisite

Theater II (1 sem)

Theater I & recommendation



ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES



Publications

Excellent writing skills & recommendation from instructor and English I Teacher

Forensics I

Forensics II

No pre-requisite

Forensics I & recommendation







COURSE OF STUDY DIRECTIVES FOR JUNIORS 2016-2017



REQUIRED JUNIOR SUBJECTS:

Theology III, English III, US History, Mathematics, Science, Computer elective and PE or Band.

*AP classes have a test fee of $90.00.





INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS

MINIMUM GRADES & PRE-REQUISITES





ENGLISH



AP English Language*

86 in Adv English II & recommendation





SOCIAL  STUDIES

93 in English II & recommendation

AP US History*

86 in Adv. World Hist/Geog II & recommendation





FOREIGN LANGUAGE


95 in World Hist/Geog II & recommendation

French II

All who passed the 1st year of the language

Adv Latin II

All who passed the 1st year of the language

Spanish II

All who passed the 1st year of the language

Adv Spanish II

75 in Advanced Spanish I/95 in Spanish I & recommendation





Adv. French III

80 in 2nd yr of the language & recommendation

Adv. Latin III

80 in 2nd yr of the language & recommendation

Spanish III

80 in Spanish II; application & recommendation required

Adv Spanish III



80 in Adv Spanish II; application & recommendation required

95 in Spanish II; application & recommendation required

AP Spanish IV*

Must have taken Adv Spanish III and earned a grade of at least 87, 90 or above is preferred. An application is required and must be approved by the Adv Spanish III teacher and the AP Spanish IV teacher.





MATHEMATICS



Algebra II (TI-84  calculator)

70-83 in Algebra I

Algebra II/Trig (TI-84  calculator)

84 in Algebra I

Adv Algebra II/Trig (TI-84  calculator)

Pre-Calculus (TI-84  calculator)

85 in Adv Geometry

78-86 in Adv Algebra II/Trig (Student commits to Calculus in 12th grade)

Adv Pre-Calculus (TI-84  calculator)

87 in Adv Algebra II/Trig (Student commits to Calculus in 12th grade)

Algebra III (TI-84  calculator)

70-77 in Adv Algebra II/Trig





SCIENCE



Chemistry

78 in Environmental Science

Adv. Chemistry

90 Science and 86 Math and taking Alg II/Trig

Physics

80 Chemistry and 80 Math or 75-85 Adv Biology, 75-85 Adv Math

AP Physics I*

90 Adv Chemistry & recommendation, 86 Math & had Alg II/Trig

87 AP Chemistry & recommendation, 86 Math & had Alg II/Trig

Geology (1st sem)

Biology; 74 or below in Environmental Science

Oceanography (2nd sem)

Biology; 74 or below in Environmental Science

AP Chemistry *

90 Adv Chemistry & recommendation

AP Biology *

86 Adv Biology or 93 Biology, 78 Adv. Chem or 86 Chemistry and recommendation





COMPUTER ELECTIVES



Broadcast & Video Production (1 sem)

Computer Applications

Visual Basic (1 sem)

Computer Applications

AP Computer Science A*

Taking Adv Alg II/Trig or higher with 85+ in Math



& Computer Applications

Web Design & Management (1 sem)

Java Programming I (1 sem)

Computer Applications

Taking Adv Alg II/Trig with 85+; Computer Applications





FINE ARTS


ART ($45 fee per course)










Ceramics I (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Ceramics II (1 sem)

Ceramics I & recommendation

Drawing I (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Drawing II (1 sem)

Drawing I

Printmaking I (1 sem)

Printmaking II (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Printmaking I and recommendation

Digital Photo I (1 sem)

Digital Camera with minimum of 8 megapixels

Digital Graphics/Animation (1 sem)



No pre-requisite





MUSIC





Beginning Band (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Orchestra

Recommendation

Band

Recommendation

Jazz Band

Enrolled in Band & recommendation

Honors Band

Music History (1 sem)

Vocal Ensemble

AP Music Theory*



DRAMA

Theater I (1 sem)

Recommendation & Audition

No pre-requisite

No pre-requisite

Instrumental/vocal music; recommendation





No pre-requisite

Theater II (1 sem)

Theater I & recommendation



ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES



French I

No pre-requisite

Adv. Latin I

No pre-requisite

Creative Writing (1 sem)

Cont Research/Writing (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

No pre-requisite

Publications

Excellent Writing Skills; Recommendation from Instructor and English II Teacher

Forensics I

Forensics II

No pre-requisite

Forensics I, recommendation

United States in World Affairs (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

United States in Conflict (1 sem)

No pre-requisite







COURSE OF STUDY DIRECTIVES FOR SENIORS 2016-2017



REQUIRED SENIOR SUBJECTS:

Theology IV, English IV, Government/Economics, Mathematics, Science, and PE or Band

Seniors who fail required courses in the fall semester must make them up in night school during the spring semester.

*AP classes have a test fee of $90.00.





INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS

MINIMUM GRADES & PRE-REQUISITES





ENGLISH



AP English Literature*

93 in English III & recommendation

86 in Adv English III & recommendation





SOCIAL STUDIES



AP Government/Adv Economics

93 in US History & recommendation

86 in AP US History & recommendation









FOREIGN LANGUAGE







AP French IV*

80 in French III & recommendation

Adv. Latin IV

80 in 3rd yr of language & recommendation

Spanish III

80 in Spanish II; application & recommendation required

Adv Spanish III

80 in Adv Spanish II; application & recommendation required

95 in Spanish II; application& recommendation required

AP Spanish IV*

Must have taken Adv Spanish III and earned a grade of at least 87, 90 or above is preferred. An application is required and must be approved by the Adv Spanish III teacher and the AP Spanish IV teacher.





MATHEMATICS



Algebra III (TI-84 calculator)

70-82 in Algebra II or 70-78 in Algebra II/Trigonometry

70-74 Pre-Cal

Pre-Calculus (TI-84 calculator)

78-89 in Algebra II/Trigonometry

83-94 in Algebra II & recommendation

Adv Pre-Calculus (TI-84 calculator)

90 in Algebra II/Trigonometry

95 in Algebra II & recommendation

Reg Calculus (TI-84 calculator)

70-74 in Adv Pre-Calculus; 75-92 Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB (TI-84 calculator)*

93+ in Pre-Calculus; 75-92 in Adv Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus BC (TI-84 calculator)*

93 in Adv Pre-Calculus & recommendation





SCIENCE



Chemistry

Previous Science Courses

Physics

75 in Chemistry and 75 in Math

AP Physics I*

90 in Adv Chemistry or 87 in AP Chemistry, 86 Math, had Algebra II/Trigonometry

Geology (1st sem)

Previous Science Courses

Oceanography (2nd sem)

Previous Science Courses

Anatomy & Physiology

80 in Biology and in all subsequent Science courses

AP Chemistry *

90 in Adv Chemistry & recommendation; 80 in Alg II/Trig or higher

AP Biology *

86 in Adv Biology or 93 in Biology, 78 in Adv Chemistry or 86 in Chemistry & recommendation

AP Physics II*

85 in AP Physics I & recommendation





COMPUTER ELECTIVES



Broadcast & Video Production (1 sem)

Computer Applications

Visual Basic (1 sem)

Computer Applications

AP Computer Science A*

Taking Adv Algebra II/Trig or higher with 85+ in Math


& Computer Applications

Web Design Management (1 sem)

Java Programming I (1 sem)

Computer Applications

Taking Adv Alg II/Trig with 85+; Computer Applications

   




FINE ARTS



ART ($45 fee per course)







Ceramics I (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Ceramics II (1 sem)

Ceramics I & recommendation

Ceramics III (1 sem)

Ceramics II by end of Junior year & recommendation

Drawing I (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Drawing II (1 sem)

Drawing I & recommendation

Drawing III (1 sem)

Printmaking I (1 sem)

Drawing II by end of Junior year & recommendation

No pre-requisite

Printmaking II (1 sem)

Printmaking I & recommendation

Digital Photo I (1 sem)

Digital Camera with minimum of 8 megapixels

Digital Graphics/Animation (1 sem)

No pre-requisite







MUSIC





Beginning Band (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Orchestra

No pre-requisite

Band

Recommendation

Jazz Band

Enrolled in Band & recommendation

Honors Band

Music History (1 sem)

Vocal Ensemble

AP Music Theory*





Recommendation & Audition

No pre-requisite

No pre-requisite

Instrumental/vocal music; recommendation







DRAMA

Theater I (1 sem)



No pre-requisite

Theater II (1 sem)

Theater I & recommendation



ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES



Adv. Latin I

No pre-requisite

Adv. Latin II

Latin I

French I

No pre-requisite

French II

French I

United States in Conflict (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

United States in World Affairs (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Introduction to Legal Studies (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Creative Writing (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Cont Research/Writing (1 sem)

No pre-requisite

Forensics I

No pre-requisite

Forensics II

Forensics I, recommendation

Publications

Excellent writing skills; recommendation from Instructor and English III teacher
 
 

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