Course Prerequisites 2015 - 2016

 

 

COURSE OF STUDY DIRECTIVES FOR SOPHOMORES 2015-2016



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 & recommedation

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

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





ART ($45 fee per course)

Art History (1 sem)

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 2015-2016



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

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





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)

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)

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



Broadcast & Video Production (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



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)

Ceramics I & recommendation

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)

Digital Photography I & recommendation



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

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 2015-2016



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 & recommencation/

86 in AP US History & recommendation





FOREIGN LANGUAGE



French IV

80 in 3rd yr of language & recommendation

AP French IV*

80 in French III & 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 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



Trigonometry/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

Chemistry

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

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 & recommedation





COMPUTER ELECTIVES



Broadcast & Video Production (1 sem)

Computer Applications

Visual Basic (1 sem)

Computer Applications

Adv Java Programming I (1 sem)

Taking Adv Algebra 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)

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)

Drawing II by end of Junior year & recommendation

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

Printmaking II (1 sem)

Printmaking I & recommendation



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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