Course Prerequisites 2014 - 2015

 

COURSE OF STUDY DIRECTIVES FOR SOPHOMORES 2014-2015
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 in English I & recommendation/
82 in Adv. English I & recommendation
SOCIAL STUDIES
Adv. Hist/Geography II 93 in Wld Hist/Geog I & recommendation/
85 in Adv. Wld Hist/Geog I & recommendation
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
First year of a Language All who did not take a language in 9th grade
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 Advanced Spanish I/ 95 in Regular Spanish I & recommendation
MATHEMATICS
Plane Geometry Passed Acc. Algebra I/Algebra I in 9th grade
Adv. Geometry (TI-30X 11S Calculator) 87 in Acc. Algebra I /93 in Algebra I & recommendation
Adv. Alg II/Trig (TI-84 Calculator) 85 in Adv. Algebra I/Geometry or Adv. Geom
Algebra II/Trig 70-84 in Adv. Algebra I/Geometry
SCIENCE
Biology Environmental Science
Environmental Science 70-80 Bio., 70-80 Math or 70-74 Adv Bio, 70-74 Adv Math
Chemistry 80 Biology, 80 Math or 75-85 in Adv Bio, 75-85 Adv. Math
Adv. Chemistry 86 in Adv Bio; 86 in Adv. Math & taking Algebra II/Trig
FINE ARTS
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
ART ($45 fee per course)
Art History (1 sem) No-pre-requisite
DRAMA
Theater I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Theater II (1 sem) Theater I and recommendation
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES
Publications Excellent writing skills; Recommendation from instructor and English I Teacher
Forensics I No pre-requisite
Forensics II Forensics I & Recommendation
COURSE OF STUDY DIRECTIVES FOR JUNIORS 2014-2015
REQUIRED JUNIOR SUBJECTS:
Theology III, English III, US History, Mathematics, Science, Computer elective and PE or Band.
*AP classes have a test fee of $85.00.
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
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
French III 80 in 2nd yr of the language & recommendation
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) 85 in Adv Geometry
Pre-Calculus (TI-84 calculator) 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)
Trig/Alg III (TI-84 calculator) 70-77 in Adv Algebra II/Trig
SCIENCE
Chemistry 75 in Environmental Science
Adv. Chemistry 90 Science or 83 Adv Physics, 86 Math, taking Alg II/Trig
Physics 80 Chemistry, 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
MS Office Applications (1 sem) Computer Applications
Visual Basic (1 sem) Computer Applications
Adv Java Programming I (1 sem) Taking Adv Alg II/Trig or Pre-Calculus with 82+ in Math & Computer Applications
Adv Java Programming II (1 sem) 80 in Adv Java Programming I
Web Design & Management (1 sem) Computer Applications
INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS MINIMUM GRADES & PRE-REQUISITES
FINE ARTS
ART ($45 fee per course)
Art History (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Ceramics I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Ceramics II (1 sem) 80 in Ceramics I
Drawing I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Drawing II (1 sem) Drawing I
Printmaking I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Digital Photo/Animation I (1 sem) Digital Camera with minimum of 8 megapixels
Digital Graphics/Animation II (1 sem) 80 in Digital Photography I
MUSIC
Beginning Band (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Orchestra Recommendation
Band Recommendation
Jazz Band Enrolled in Band & recommendation
Honors Band Recommendation & Audition
Music History (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Vocal Ensemble No pre-requisite
AP Music Theory* Instrumental/vocal music; recommendation
DRAMA
Theater I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Theater II (1 sem) Theater I & recommendation
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES
French I No pre-requisite
Latin I No pre-requisite
Creative Writing (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Cont Research/Writing (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Publications Excellent Writing Skills; Recommendation from Instructor and English II Teacher
Forensics I No pre-requisite
Forensics II 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 2014-2015
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 $85.00.
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
French IV 80 in 3rd yr of language & recommendation
AP French IV* 87 in French III, 90 or above is preferred; recommendation
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 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
Trig/Alg III (TI-84 calculator) 70-82 in Algebra II or 70-78 in Algebra II/Trig
70-74 Pre-Cal
Pre-Calculus (TI-84 calculator) 78-89 in Algebra II/Trig
83-94 in Algebra II & recommendation
Adv Pre-Calculus (TI-84 calculator) 90 in Algebra II/Trig
95 in Algebra II & recommendation
Reg Calculus (TI-89 calculator) 70-74 Adv Pre-Calculus; 75-92 Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB (TI-89 calculator)* 93+ in Pre-Calculus; 75-92 in Adv Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus BC (TI-89 calculator)* 93 in Adv Pre-Calculus & recommendation
SCIENCE
Chemistry Geology, Oceanography
Physics Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry
AP Physics I* 90 Adv Chem or 87 AP Chem, 86 Math, had Alg II/Trig
Geology (1st sem) Biology
Oceanography (2nd sem) Biology
Anatomy & Physiology 80 in Biology and in all subsequent Science courses
AP Chemistry * 90 Adv Chemistry & recommendation
AP Biology * 86 Adv Biology or 93 Biology, 78 Adv Chemistry or 86 Chemistry & recommendation
AP Physics II* 85 Adv Physics & recommendation
COMPUTER ELECTIVES
MS Office Applications (1 sem) Computer Applications
Visual Basic (1 sem) Computer Applications
Adv Java Programming I (1 sem) Taking Adv Alg II/Trig or Pre-Calculus with 82+ in Math & Computer Applications
Adv Java Programming II (1 sem) 80 in Adv Java Programming
Web Design & Web Design Management (1 sem) Computer Applications
INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS MINIMUM GRADES & PRE-REQUISITES
FINE ARTS
ART ($45 fee per course)
Art History (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Ceramics I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Ceramics II (1 sem) 80 in Ceramics I
Ceramics III (1 sem) 90 in Ceramics II by end of Junior year & recommendation
Drawing I (1sem) No pre-requisite
Drawing II (1 sem) 80 in Drawing I
Drawing III (1 sem) 90 in Drawing II by end of Junior year & recommendation
Printmaking (1 sem) No Pre-requisite
Digital Photo/Animation I (1 sem) Digital Camera with minimum of 8 megapixels
Digital Graphics/Animation II (1 sem) 80 in Digital Photography I
MUSIC
Beginning Band (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Orchestra No pre-requisite
Band Recommendation
Jazz Band Enrolled in Band & recommendation
Honors Band Recommendation & Audition
Music History (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Vocal Ensemble No pre-requisite
AP Music Theory* Instrumental/vocal music; recommendation
DRAMA
Theater I (1 sem) No pre-requisite
Theater II (1 sem) Theater I & recommendation
OTHER ELECTIVES
Latin I No pre-requisite
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
Intro 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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