2015 – 2016

TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

HIGH SCHOOL

PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Topeka Public Schools

624 SW 24th Street

Topeka, KS 66611

785-295-3000

        

The Online Version Of The Program Of Studies is the most up-to-date version.

Table of Contents

 Mission Statement        

Table of Contents        

College and Career Planning

TPS Personal Plan of Study

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers         

Career Clusters        

Career Clusters and Their Pathways        

        

Academic Information

Graduation Requirements / Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum        

Enrollment Requirements / Kansas Board of Regents Approved Courses        

Grade Classification        

Fine Art Courses That Meet Graduation Requirements

 KSHSAA Eligibility        

National College Activities Association Eligibility

Courses Which Can Be Taken More Than Once

Online Course Work / Honors, Pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placement Classes / Dual Credit        

Washburn Institute of Technology        

Postsecondary Courses and Eligibility / Credit/No Credit Options        

Weighted Courses and Grade Point Average        

Honor Roll / National Honor Society / Academic Lettering / Auditions / Independent Study        

Religion Program Credit / Testing / Scholarship and College Admissions / Fees and Costs

Graduation Requirements for Exchange Students        

Home Schooled Students / Schedule Change Procedure        

Course Offerings

Business        

English Language Learners

Family and Consumer Science

Fine Arts 

Junior ROTC

Language Arts        

Mathematics

Miscellaneous

Physical Education          

Resource/Intensive Instruction 

Science                

Social Studies

Trade and Industry         

World Languages         

Washburn Institute of Technology        


Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)

USD 501, Topeka Public Schools

 

The Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) is an innovative high school program created in

partnership with business and industry concentrating in four strands:  Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing;

Bioscience & Biomedical; Business, and Human Services.  The Center is all about students solving real problems,

with real tools used by real professional(s), being mentored by real employers, leading to real contributions in the

professional area.

 

Students enrolled in the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers Program, fast forward into their future as

if they already have a college degree and are fully immersed in a professional culture.  Students use industry

standard tools which lead to substantial advanced contribution during the formative high school years.  Students

learn from global and local leaders, such as Westar Energy, Valeo Behavioral Health, Stormont Vail, and Meals and

Wheels who have chosen to partner with the district and share the program’s commitment to educate the future

leaders of America. The Center is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to

produce personalized learning experiences that educate the needed workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill,

high demand jobs.  Early career professional skills like project management, business ethics, time management,

teamwork, creativity and instructed, role modeled and measured.

 

TCALC is not a vocational program.  The Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers provides students the

opportunity to deeply explore professions of high interest through a profession-based, inquiry-based learning

method. Local and global business partners participate with highly skilled instructors to provide authentic exposure

and skill acquisition in high demand/high skill 21st century professions.

 

Requirements for Enrollment:

1.     Attained junior or senior status and on-track towards graduation

2.     Desire to work in a profession-based real world environment with other TPS high school students

3.     Be willing to comply with business ethics (e.g. attendance) and dress codes as determined by the type of

        TCALC study they are involved in

4.     Be willing to spend 2.5 hours a day (morning or afternoon) away from their home high school; 7:30 AM to 10:00

        AM or 12:20 PM to 3 PM

5.     Be able to coordinate transportation either through the district or personally to TCALC sites and business

         partnership sites.

 

Types of Strands and Courses Offered: (Proposed)

TCALC is driven by the changing workforce needs of industry, therefore instructors and TCALC Business Partners

co-author all coursework.  TCALC curriculum is dynamic, constantly evolving to follow industry trends and market

changes using a copyrighted rapid prototyping curriculum development process.

 

·  Bioscience/Biomedical Strand – Environmental Science and Animal Health; Energy; Molecular Medicine  

    and Bioengineering; Bioscience Research

·  Business Technology and Media – Global Economics, Marketing and Business; Technology Solutions;

   iMedia; Filmmaking; Interactive Design

·  Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing – Architecture; Robotics; Computer Integrated Manufacturing;

·  Human Services – Teacher Education, Sports Medicine, Foundations of Medicine; Law and Public Safety;

    Emergency and Fire Management

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation will be provided in the morning and afternoon for students enrolled in the Topeka Center for

Advanced Learning and Careers Program, Monday through Friday.  A bus will pick up and return students from the

program and be able to attend the last or first 4 hours at their home high school.

 

Classes for the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers are held Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to

10:20 AM or 12:20 PM to 3:00 PM.

 

Transportation to Washburn Tech and Health Care Technology at HPHS:

Bus transportation is provided for juniors and seniors enrolled in courses at Washburn Institute of Technology,

Monday through Friday.  Buses will transport students in the morning and afternoon from each high school.

Students are not limited to morning or afternoon sessions while attending Washburn Tech.

 

Health Care Technology Course offered by Washburn Tech has bus transportation from each home high school to

HPHS as well as the return trip.  In addition, bus transportation is provided from the high school to the clinical site

required by the course.

CAREER CLUSTERS

Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow’s jobs will require

more knowledge, better skills, and highly flexible workers who continually update their knowledge and skills. The

goal is to provide students with relevant context and for learning through pathways to college and career readiness.

The Career Clusters framework provides a link between school-based learning and the knowledge and skill

required for success in the workplace. Each career cluster represents a distinct grouping of occupations and

industries based on the knowledge and skills they require. The career cluster and related career pathways provide an

important organizing tool to develop personal programs of study.

Career cluster pathways are designed to provide a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary education

(technical colleges, community colleges and universities), apprenticeship opportunities, the military, and/or the

workplace. Stakeholders from education, business and industry developed the courses that address the need for

high skill, high wage, and high demand careers in the 21st Century.

APPROVED PATHWAY:

1)  Includes a minimum of three secondary-level credits.

2)  Includes a work-based element.

3) Consists of a sequence: Introductory-level, Technical-level, and Application-level courses.

4) Supporting documentation includes Articulation Agreement(s) and a Program of Study.

CONCENTRATOR REQUIREMENT:

Students successfully completing a minimum of three secondary level credits in a pathway (an introductory level

course, one or more technical level course(s), and an application level course), have completed the pathway and are

eligible for recognition. Students who have successfully completed a pathway are concentrators and may be able to

take industry assessments and earn certifications. Students who attend specific postsecondary institutions and

have successfully completed a pathway may be able to enroll in upper level courses at the postsecondary

institutions without taking the introductory courses.

Throughout high school, students are encouraged to explore areas of interest. Students may focus on a specific

career pathway or explore multiple pathways. Students may also take electives that enrich their high school

experience even if those electives are not within their chosen career cluster and/or pathway. For instance, if a

student is planning on being an engineer and loves music and art, he or she may choose to participate in band and

take a graphic design class.

LOCATION OF CLASSES:

Students may enroll in any of the courses offered at their home school. Students interested in enrolling in a pathway

course that is offered at a school other than their home school should contact their school counselor to review

options.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and

resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal

products/resources. 

No Current TPS Pathway

Recommended Electives

Advanced Physical Science

Advanced Textiles and Apparel

AP Biology

AP Calculus A/B and B/C

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics 1

AP Statistics

Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Careers

Ecology

Fashion Merchandising

Honors Biology

Horticulture 1 & 2

International Cuisine

Culinary Essentials

Nutrition and Wellness

Professional Food Service

Textiles and Apparel

World Geography

World Languages

Zoology 1 & 2

Architecture & Construction

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

CONSTRUCTION &  DESIGN

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Industrial Technology

38001

0.5

 

CONSTRUCTION STRAND

T

Woodworking Principles

17007

1.0

 

T

Carpentry 1

17002

1.0

 

 

A

Furniture & Cabinetry Fabrication

38007

1.0

 

 

DESIGN STRAND

Level

Course

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

T

Drafting CAD 1

21107

1.0

✓*

 

T

Architectural Design

21103

1.0

 

A

Research & Design for Pre-Construction

21109

1.0

 

 

Recommended Electives

AP Biology

AP Calculus A/B and B/C

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics 1

AP Statistics

College Algebra

Ecology

Economics

Honors Biology

Physics

Pre-Calculus

Robotics

Welding Skills

World Languages

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and

performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

AUDIO/VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Level

Course

KCCMS

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CCS

HSA

I

Integrated Computer Applications

10004

0.5

T

21st Century Journalism

30100

0.5

T

Digital Media Technology

30104

0.5

T

Photojournalism & AV Production

30103

0.5

T

Digital Photography 1

30105

0.5

T

Graphic Design 1

30102

0.5

T

Graphic Design 2

11154

1.0

T

Marketing

12152

1.0

A

Advanced Publications (Newspaper)

30151

1.0

A

Advanced Publications (Yearbook)

30151

1.0

VISUAL ARTS

Level

Course

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Design

30005

0.5

T

Principles of Illustration

30101

0.5

T

Digital Photography 1

30105

0.5

T

Graphic Design 1

30102

0.5

T

Graphic Design 2

11154

1.0

T

Multimedia

10202

1.0

T

Essentials of Interior & Textile Design

30110

0.5

T

Interior & Textile Merchandising

30112

0.5

A

Media Tech Workplace Experience

10248

1.0

Recommended Electives Art

3D Computer Graphics

Advanced Photography

AP Art History

AP Studio Art

Art History

Ceramics 1 & 2

Design

Digital Photography 2

Principles of Illustration

Drawing 2

Jewelry 1& 2

Painting 1 & 2

Photography

Printmaking

Sculpture 1 & 2

Studio Art

Survey of Fine Arts

Textiles and Weaving 1 & 2

Recommended Electives Music

Advanced Stage Band/Jazz Band

AP Music Theory

Chansonettes

Charger Chorus

Choralaires

Concert Choir

Freshman Band

Freshman Chorus

Instrumental Ensemble

Madrigals

Mixed Chorus

Music Theory

Premier Strings

Scot Singers

Stage Band

Strings

Varsity Band

West Singers

Recommended Electives Theater

Acting 1 & 2

Advanced Theatre Ensemble

Diversity Theatre

Dramatic Literature and Playwriting

Film as Literature

Honors Humanities 1 & 2

Stagecraft 1, 2 & 3

Theatre Appreciation

Topeka West Players

Recommended Electives AV Tech and Communications

Business Communications

Desktop Publishing

Web Design

AP Language and Composition

College Speech

Creative Writing 1 & 2

Creative Writing for Publication

Debate/Advanced Debate/Debate 4

Forensics

Mythology

Speech

Television/Video Production 1 & 2

Other Recommended Electives

Career and Community Connections

Career and Life Planning

Interior Design

Psychology

Sociology

World Languages

Business Management & Administration

Careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.

No Current TPS Pathways

Recommended Electives

Accounting 1

Accounting 2

Advanced Entrepreneurship

Advanced Physical Science

Advanced Spreadsheet & Database

AP Statistics

Business Communications

Business Finance 1

Business Finance 2

Business Law

Advanced Accounting 1

Advanced Accounting 2

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Introduction to Business

Marketing

Personal Finance

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology

World Languages

Education & Training

Planning, managing and providing education and training services and related learning support services such as

administration, teaching/training, administrative support, and professional support services. The Education and

Training pathway TCALC courses are located at Quinton Heights (designated below with both a check and an

asterisk) and are available to all TPS high school students.

TEACHING/TRAINING

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Career and Life Planning

22207

0.5

T

Human Growth and Development

45004

0.5

✓ 

T

Teaching as a Career

19151

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

 

✓*

T

Teaching Observation

42251

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

 

✓*

A

Teaching Internship-Workplace

19198

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

 

✓*

Recommended Electives

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Statistics

Career and Community Connections

Career and Life Planning

Personal Finance

Current Social Issues

Debate/Forensics

Ethnic Studies

Human Growth and Development

Issues in Psychology

Physics

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology

World Language

Finance

Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services such as

administration, teaching/training, administrative support, and professional support services.

BUSINESS FINANCE

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Business*

12050

0.5

 

T

Entrepreneurship

12053

0.5

 

T

Personal Finance 1 & 2*

22220

0.5

T

Business Law

12054

0.5

 

T

Accounting 1*

12104

0.5

 

T

Accounting 2*

12104

0.5

 

A

Advanced Accounting 1

33108

0.5

 

 ✓

A

Advanced Accounting 2

33108

0.5

 

 ✓

A

Banking and Finance

12101

0.5

 

 

 

A

Investing

12107

0.5

 

 

 

*Required course for concentrator approval

Recommended Electives

AP Statistics

Business Communications

Business Law

Debate/Forensics

Economics

Personal Finance

Probability & Statistics

Sociology

World Languages

Government & Public Administration

Planning and executing governmental functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national

security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

No Current TPS Pathways

Recommended Electives

AP Statistics

Business Communications

Current Social Issues

Debate/Forensics

Ethnic Studies

Issues in Psychology

JROTC

Multimedia

Personal Finance

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology

World Languages

Health Science

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services,

and biotechnology research and development.

No Current TPS Pathways

Recommended Electives:

AP Biology

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Statistics

Biotechnology 1, 2, 3, 4

College Algebra

Current Social Issues

Functions and Trigonometry

Honors Biology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Human Growth & Development

Introduction to Weight Training

Issues in Psychology

Culinary Essentials

Nutrition and Wellness

Parenting

Pre-Calculus

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology        

Strength Conditioning

Toning, Fitness, and Conditioning

World Languages

Hospitality & Tourism

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as restaurant

and food/beverage services, lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusement and attractions.

RESTAURANT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Career and Life Planning

22207

0.5

I

Introduction to Business

12050

0.5

 

T

Entrepreneurship

12053

0.5

 

T

Marketing

12152

1.0

 

T

Nutrition and Wellness

08057

0.5

✓ 

  ✓

T

Culinary Essentials

16052

0.5

 

 

T

Culinary Arts 1

34056

1.0

 

 

A

Career & Community Connections

45250

1.0

A

Culinary Applications

34198

1.0

 

 

Recommended Electives

Accounting

Advanced Entrepreneurship

Business Law

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Careers

Debate/Forensics

Entrepreneurship

International Cuisine

Culinary Essentials

Culinary Arts 1

Nutrition and Wellness

Personal Finance

Psychology

Sociology

World Geography

World Languages

Human Services

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling

and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

CONSUMER SERVICES

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences

0.5

I

Career and Life Planning

22207

0.5

T

Personal Finance 1 & 2

22220

1.0

T

Entrepreneurship

12053

0.5

 

A

Career and Community Connections

45250

1.0

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Career and Life Planning

22207

0.5

T

Human Growth and Development

45004

0.5

✓ 

T

Parenting

22208

0.5

T

Early Childhood Education 2

19052

1.0

 

 

 

 

A

Early Childhood Education 3

19098

1.0

 

 

 

 

FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences

0.5

 

I

Career and Life Planning

22207

0.5

T

Nutrition and Wellness

08057

0.5

✓ 

T

Personal Finance 1 & 2

22220

1.0

T

Human Growth and Development

45004

0.5

✓ 

T

Parenting

22208

0.5

A

Career and Community Connections

45250

1.0

Recommended Electives

Accounting

AP Statistics

Current Social Issues in

Debate/Forensics

Early Childhood Education

Entrepreneurship

Personal Finance

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology

World Languages

Information Technology

Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design,

development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

WEB AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Integrated Computer Applications

10004

0.5

T

Multimedia

10202

1.0

 

 ✓

T

Web Design

10201

1.0

 

 

T

Graphic Design 2

11154

1.0

 

 

T

3D Computer Graphics

10210

1.0

 

 

 

 

A

Media Tech Workplace Experience

10248

1.0

 

 

A

Topics in Media Technology

10204

1.0

 

 

 

Recommended Electives

21st Century Journalism

AP Statistics

Advanced Publications -

Newspaper

Advanced Publications – Yearbook

Debate/Forensics

Digital Media Technology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Photojournalism & AV Production

Physics

Probability & Statistics

World Languages

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Planning, managing, and providing legal public safety, protective services and homeland security, including

professional and technical support services. The Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security TCALC courses are

located at Capital City High School and are available to all TPS high school students.

EMERGENCY AND FIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Law and Public Service (TCALC/Capital City)

44001

0.5

 

 

 

✓*

 

T

Emergency Medical Responder (TCALC/Capital City)

44050

0.5

 

 

 

✓*

 

T

Fire Science I (TCALC/Capital City)

44100

1.0

 

 

 

✓*

 

A

Fire Science II (TCALC/Capital City)

44101

1.0

 

 

 

✓*

 

Recommended Electives

AP Statistics

Business Communications

Current Social Issues

Debate/Forensics

Human Anatomy & Physiology  

Issues in Psychology

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology

World Languages

Manufacturing

Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related

professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and

manufacturing/process engineering.

PRODUCTION

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Industrial Technology

38001

0.5

 

I

Welding Skills

13207

0.5

 

 

 

 

T

Production Welding Processes 1

39207

1.0

 

 

 

 

A

Production Welding Processes 2

39208

1.0

 

 

 

 

A

Research & Design for Manufacturing

21109

1.0

 

 

 

 

Recommended Electives

Advanced Physical Science

AP Physics 1

AP Calc AB

AP Calc BC

AP Calculus

AP Statistics

Cabinet Making and Furniture Design

College Algebra

Drafting

Drafting/CAD 1

Economics

General Service 1 (Auto)

General Service 2 (Auto)

General Service 3 (Auto)

Introduction to Transportation

Physics

Pre-Calculus

Probability & Statistics

Research and Design for Preconstruction

Marketing

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives such as brand

management, professional sales, merchandising, marketing communications and market research.

MARKETING

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Business

12050

0.5

 

T

Entrepreneurship

12053

0.5

 

T

Marketing

12152

1.0

 

T

Business Law

12054

0.5

 

T

Web Design

10201

1.0

 

 

T

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

12163

0.5

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS STRAND

T

Business Communications

12009

0.5

 

A

Marketing Communications

35168

0.5

A

Integrated Marketing Applications

12195

0.5

MARKETING RESEARCH STRAND

T

Accounting 1

12104

0.5

 

T

Accounting 2

12104

0.5

 

A

Essentials of Marketing Research

12196

1.0

A

Marketing Management Essentials

12166

1.0

Recommended Electives

Advanced Accounting 1 & 2

Advanced Entrepreneurship

AP Statistics

Business Communications

Business Finance 1 and 2

Business Law

Debate/Forensics

Economics

Fashion Merchandising

International Business

World Languages

Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics

Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical 

science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. The Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics TCALC courses are located at Highland Park High School and are available to all TPS high school students.

BIOMEDICAL (STEM)

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Biology

03051

1.0

I

Engineering Applications

21002

0.5

 

 

 

 

I

Integrated Computer Applications

10004

0.5

 

T

AP Biology

03056

1.0

 

 

T

Principles of Biomedical Science (TCALC)

14251

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

T

Human Body Systems (TCALC)

14102

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

A

Biomedical Innovation (TCALC)

14255

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (STEM)

Level

Course

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Integrated Computer Applications

10004

0.5

I

Engineering Applications

21002

0.5

 

 

 

 

T

Principles of Engineering

21004

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

T

Introduction to Engineering Design

21006

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

T

Robotics (TCALC)

21009

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

A

Advanced Automation Robotics (TCALC)

21015

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

A

Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

21010

1.0

✓*

 

 

 

 

Recommended Electives

Advanced Robotics

AP Biology

AP Calculus A/B and B/C

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Statistics

Graphic Design 1

Graphic Design 2

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Introduction to Industrial Technology

Pre-Calculus

World Languages

Transportation Distribution & Logistics

The planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and

related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management,

logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

FACILITY AND MOBILE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Level

Course

KCCMS #

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Transportation

40100

0.5

 

 

 

T

General Services 1

40150

1.0

 

 

 

A

General Services 2

40152

1.0

 

 

 

A

General Services 3

40154

1.0

 

 

 

Recommended Electives

AP Calculus AB and BC

AP Statistics

Cabinet Making and Furniture Design

Drafting

Drafting/CAD 1

Functions and Trigonometry

Physics

Pre-Calculus

Preconstruction

Probability and Statistics

Research and Design for

Welding Skills

World Languages

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Graduation Requirements & Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum

Subject

Area

TPS

Graduation Requirements

Kansas Regents

Qualified

Admission Curriculum*

See additional

requirements

Kansas Scholars Curriculum

Language

Arts

4 Credits

1.0 English 9/Pre-AP English 9

1.0 English 10/Pre-AP English 10

1.0 English 11/AP Lang & Comp

.5 Speech/College Speech/

Debate/Forensics/Acting/Applied Communication/21st Century Global Communications

.5 English Language Arts Elective

4 Credits

1.0 credit each year (.5 credit may be speech)

4 Credits

Same as Qualified Admission Curriculum

See column for your graduating year.

Mathematics

3 Credits

3 credits, including Geometry

3 Credits*

3 credits at or above

Algebra 1 taken during 9th

through 12th grades AND

students must score a 22 in

the Math on the ACT

or

4 Credits*

4 credits at or above

Algebra 1 taken during 9th

through 12th  grades with

one taken in the graduating

year.

4 Credits

1.0 Algebra 1*

1.0 Geometry

1.0 Algebra 2

1.0 credit beyond Algebra 2

 *Algebra taken in the 8th grade is accepted.

Science

3 Credits

1.0 Biology/Honors Biology/AP

   Biology

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry or Physics

1.0 Elective, except Astronomy

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry

1.0 Physics

A fourth year of science is recommended

Social Studies

3 Credits

1.0 World History/Honors World

  History

1.5 US History 1,2,and 3 or

  Pre-AP US History AND AP US

  History 1 and 2

.5 US Government/AP

    Government

3 Credits

1.0 US History

.5 US Government

.5 World History or World  

   Geography

1.0 Electives

 3 Credits

1.0 US History

.5 US Government

.5 World History or World

Geography

1.0 Approved KS Scholars lective

World

Language

2 Credits

(Same Language)

Physical

Education

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

1 Credit

.5 JROTC

.5 activity class

1 Credit

.5 Health

.5 activity class (JROTC)

Fine Arts

1 Credit

1 Credit

1 Credit

Financial

Literacy

.5 Credit

Personal Finance or Economics or

Entrepreneurship

.5 Credit

Personal Finance or

Economics or

Entrepreneurship

.5 Credit

Personal Finance or Economics or

Entrepreneurship

Elective

Credits

8.5 Credits

Seminar (.25 credit per year), is

required at each of the

comprehensive high schools

Decisions about additional electives

coursework should be guided by the

student’s chosen career cluster and

pathway.

8.5-9.5 Credits*

3 credits from the

following: English, Math,

Natural Science, Social

Science, Fine Arts,

Computer/Information

Systems, Foreign Language,

Personal Finance, Speech,

Debate, Forensics,

Journalism, Career and Technical Education

6.5 Credits

Enrollment Requirements

Students must be enrolled in a full schedule both semesters. Seniors may seek approval for a condensed schedule

second semester.

Kansas Qualified Admissions

If you are a Kansas resident who will graduate from an accredited high school during the

2015-2016 academic year or later, you can guarantee admission to Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State

University,  Wichita State University, Emporia State University, and Kansas State University by completing the

Qualified Admissions or Kansas Scholars curriculum and the following:

University of Kansas requires completion of the Qualified Admissions or Kansas Scholars curriculum and the following:

Grade Classification

Topeka Public Schools’ grade advancement policy is based upon the current requirement that a student earn 24

credits in order to graduate. A credit is earned for each subject carried successfully for a school year or the

equivalent. The policy follows:

Credits for Graduation

Class of 2015 and beyond

     Graduate

24 or more

     Senior

17

     Junior

12

     Sophomore

6

Students must earn the following number of credits to be classified per grade:

Sometimes a second-year student will not have attained sophomore status, but is eligible for sophomore-level

courses. Hence, courses are designated by year or level rather than by class status to avoid confusion about eligibility. Likewise, a third-year student who does not have enough credits to be considered a junior may enroll in junior-level courses, and a fourth-year student who does not have enough credits to be considered a senior may enroll in senior-level course.

Fine Arts Courses That Meet Graduation Requirements

Art

4092

3D Computer Graphics

4111

Jewelry 2

4040

Computer Drawing

1466

Media Technology: Workplace Experience

4050

Art History

4120

Painting 1

4055

Advanced Placement Art History

4123

Painting 2

4072

Art Selves

4180

Photography

4080

Ceramics 1

4181

Advanced Photography

4081

Ceramics 2

4130

Printmaking

4070

Design

4140

Sculpture 1

4137

Digital Photography 1

4141

Sculpture 2

4138

Digital Photography 2

4150

Studio Art

4101

Drawing 2

4155

Advanced Placement Studio Art

4102

Principles of Illustration

4060

Survey of Fine Arts

4077

Graphic Design 1

4160

Textiles and Weaving 1

4082

Graphic Design 2

4161

Textiles and Weaving 2

4110

Jewelry 1

Music

4391

Chansonettes

4401

Music Theory

4387

Charger Chorus

4402

AP Music Theory

4383

Concert Choir

4397

Scot Singers

4343

Freshman Band

4347

Stage Band

4381

Freshman Chorus

4348

Advanced Stage Band/Jazz Band

4365

Instrumental Ensemble

4369

Strings

4393

Choralaires

4373

Premier Strings

4395

Madrigals

4344

Varsity Band

4382

Mixed Chorus

4399

West Singers

Theatre

3751

Acting 1

1391

Stagecraft 1

3752

Acting 2

1392

Stagecraft 2

3754

Advanced Theatre Ensemble

1393

Stagecraft 3

3763

Diversity Theatre

3761

Topeka West Players


Kansas State High School Activities Association Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) events, a student must be

urrently passing five classes and have passed five classes the preceding semester. Some examples of

KSHSAA activities are sports, cheerleading, debate, music, and dance team.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility

If a student wants to participate in Division I or Division II sports, start the certification process early, usually by the end of the junior year.

In general, to be certified a student must

DIVISION I

16 Core-Course Rule

DIVISION II

16 Core-Course Rule

4

years of English

3

years of English

3

years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)

2

years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)

2

years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab, if offered by high school)

2

years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab, if offered by high school)

1

year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science

3

years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science

2

years of social science

2

years of social science

4

years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)

4

years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)

Courses Which Can Be Taken More Than Once

Fine Arts  - Arts

4091

3D Computer Graphics

4101

Drawing 2

4155

AP Studio Art

4079

Graphic Design 2

4181

Advanced Photography

4111

Jewelry 2

4081

Ceramics 2

4123

Painting 2

4136

Digital Photography 2

4150

Studio Art

Fine Arts - Music

4391

Chansonettes

4397

Scot Singers

4387

Charger Chorus

4347

Stage Band

4393

Choralaires

4348

Advanced Stage Band/Jazz Band

4383

Concert Choir

4369

Strings

4365

Instrumental Ensemble

4373

Premier Strings

4395

Madrigals

4344

Varsity Band

4382

Mixed Chorus

4399

West Singers

Language Arts

3752

Acting 2

3735

Forensics

3744

Advanced Debate

3728

Non-competitive Forensics

3710        

Advanced Newspaper

3716

Photojournalism & AV Production

3721

Advanced Yearbook

1393

Stagecraft 3

3754

Advanced Theatre Ensemble

3761

Topeka West Players

3476

Creative Writing for Publication

Miscellaneous

1405

Career Focus

1385

Mentor Leadership

1319

Classroom Assistant - Teacher

1360

Office Assistant

1320

Classroom Assistant – Department Chair

1380

Peer Leader

8590

Gifted Independent Study

1389

Peer Tutor Program

1390

Independent Study

1420

Teacher Aide

1350

Library Assistant

1450

Work for Credit

1335

Math Aide Program

1442

TV/Video Production 2

Physical Education

6410

Adaptive Physical Education

6437

Physical Education Senior Leader

6434

Advanced Physical Education 1

6463

Precision Dance

6436

Advanced Physical Education 2

6447

Strength Conditioning

6452

Advanced Weight Training

6448

Toning, Fitness, and Conditioning

6443

Aerobic Conditioning

                        

Online Course Work

Topeka Public Schools offers and accepts some online coursework that correlates to Topeka Public Schools

curriculum standards. Consult Curriculum & Assessment Coordinators for more details.

Accelerated Course Work

Students may apply to accelerate some course work to meet their 5-year personal plan of study. See the Curriculum

& Assessment Coordinator for further information.

Honors, Pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placement Classes

Topeka Public Schools promotes an Advanced Placement (AP) program of studies that encourages equitable access

for all students, reflecting the diversity of our district.  Advanced Placement students will engage in academically

rigorous coursework that challenges their thinking and prepares them for success in a wide variety of post

secondary experiences.

In order to achieve success, Advanced Placement students will experience the following opportunities:

The AP curriculum prepares students to take the AP examination (for a fee)  for college credit.  Students whose test

scores are considered acceptable on the AP exam usually receive college credit and/or advanced placement in the

course for which they tested.  It is possible to take an AP exam without having enrolled in an AP course.

Honors and Pre-AP levels of required courses demand from students additional reading and writing, strong critical

thinking and analysis skills, and real proficiency in the subject.  

For more information on the rewards of Advanced Placement Courses see College Board

Concurrent Enrollment with Washburn University

TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGULATION 6150-4

  1. Students wishing to take a college course shall make this request to the building principal the semester prior to enrollment in the course.
  2. Students may enroll in a college course if that course is not offered at their attendance center or if the building principal grants an exception.
  3. Dual credit may be approved by the building principal for college courses taken at an accredited institution. Credit shall be shown on the high school transcript as credit or no credit. This credit/no credit is to be in accordance with all provisions in Administrative Regulation No. 6150-1. College courses shall not be used in the calculation of the student's high school grade point average.
  4. One-half (.5) high school credit may be awarded for successful completion of at least a three-hour credit college course. No more than one-half (.5) high school credit will be awarded per semester for college-level courses.
  5. The building principal will have the responsibility for approving.

Topeka Public Schools and Washburn University (WU)

 The goal of concurrent enrollment is to enhance the transition from high school to college by providing eligible

students the option of earning WU academic credit at a reduced tuition rate for the successful completion of a select

group of courses.  The dual credit courses are limited to juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 cumulative high

school GPA. Additionally, students enrolling in College Algebra must either score 22 on the ACT Math Exam or the

equivalent score on the COMPASS Math Test.  Courses offered for concurrent credit are:

 

Course Title at TPS

Course Title at

Washburn University

Semester/

Year

Credit Hours

AP Biology

Introduction to Biology

Y

3

AP Physics

Introduction to Physics

Y

3

AP Literature & Composition

Intro to Literature

Y

3

AP Language & Composition

Freshman Composition

Y

3

AP US History 2

History of the US I

S

3

AP US History 3

History of the US II

S

3

College Algebra

College Algebra

S

3

AP Statistics

Statistics

Y

3

College Public Speaking (TW)

Public Speaking

S

3

Leadership Studies 1

Exploring the Concept of Leadership

S

3

 

Washburn University Accelerated College Experience (ACE)

The Accelerated College Experience (ACE) program is designed to expand access to academically challenging

college curricula for qualified high school students through a combination of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership

(CEP) courses, the Senior Academy (SA), and selected online courses. High school juniors and seniors with at least

a 3.0 GPA can earn up to six hours of college credit each semester at half the regular tuition rate through the ACE

program. Students must have the approval of their high school principal or counselor (and their parent or legal

guardian if under 18) to enroll in these courses.

 

Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (CEP) Courses

These courses are taught at the participating high schools during the regular school day and have the same

requirements as the courses taught on the Washburn University campus.  The courses vary by high school.  A CEP

program orientation and registration session is held at each high school in both the fall and spring.  Students should

contact the program liaison at their high school for specific times, dates, and course information.

 

Senior Academy

The Senior Academy is another opportunity for high school second-semester seniors to earn an additional nine

hours of academic credit on the Washburn University campus.  The courses meet from 8:00 to 11:00 am on 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students must have completed at least six hours of CEP or other ACE courses 

with at least a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the Senior Academy.  They must also submit a brief application that

includes a letter of recommendation from their high school principal or counselor, and if under 18, must have the

approval of the parent or legal guardian to participate in the Academy.

 

For more information contact your counselor or visit www.washburn.edu/ace

Washburn Institute Of Technology (Washburn Tech)

Topeka Public Schools pays tuition at Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) for current high school

juniors and seniors in the district. Topeka Public School students attend Washburn Tech on a part-time basis,

approximately a half-day schedule.  Bus transportation is provided. Based on enrollment requirements for the

program of interest, seniors only may attend full time second-semester. Students who successfully complete a

half-day schedule (a.m. or p.m.) of courses at Washburn Tech during a semester earn 2.0 credits at their home high

school.

General Enrollment Requirements:

A student must:

Post Secondary Courses and Eligibility

Students desiring to enroll in college courses and participate in Kansas High School Activity Association sanctioned activities must adhere to the following guidelines, as well as the Dual Credit policy.

Examples:

Credit/No Credit Options for High School Students

Topeka Public Schools Regulation  6150-1

  1. All students who are enrolled in the district-approved minimum course load (or more) may elect one of those subjects each semester on a credit/no credit basis. EXCEPTION: Any senior may elect one subject on a credit/no credit basis either semester without being enrolled in the district-approved minimum course load.
  2. A maximum of three (3) credits taken on the credit/no credit plan will be counted toward graduation.
  3. Students electing a subject on a credit/no credit basis will have the same attendance and academic requirements as all other students enrolled in the subject. The minimum Standard for the lowest passing grade will be the determining factor for credit in the course.
  4. Students electing this option will be required to indicate their decision, in writing, not later than the sixth week of the semester. A form for this request will be provided. Parental consent must be given and will be so indicated by the parent's signature on the request form.
  5. The entry on the student's transcript will be indicated as "credit" or "no credit" with appropriate credit noted and will not be counted in computing the student's grade point average.
  6. Once the student has declared a subject to be taken on the credit/no credit basis, the decision is irrevocable.

Note:  The Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum does not recognize credit/no credit.  The NCAA Eligibility Center will compute credit/no credit as a “D.”

The deadline for requesting Credit/No Credit is the end of the sixth week of the semester.

Weighted Courses and Grade Point Average

A weighted class is one in which an A is worth 5 points, a B  4 points, a C  3 points, and D  2 points.

Weighted grade point averages will be calculated for the following courses:

Traditional GPA

Weighted GPA

A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point  

F = 0 points

A = 5 points

B = 4 points

C = 3 points

D = 2 points

F = 0 points

Weighted grade points will be assigned only to the courses listed below:

Fine Arts

4055

AP Art History

3665A

Honors Humanities 1

4402

AP Music Theory

3665B

Honors Humanities 2

4155

AP Studio Art

Language Arts

3744

Advanced Debate (4th year only)

3745

Debate 4

3545

AP Language and Composition

3440

Pre AP English 9

3535

AP Literature and

Composition

3442

Pre AP English 10

3734

College Speech

Mathematics

5185

AP Calculus AB        

5124

Honors Algebra 2

5186

AP Calculus BC        

5154

Honors Geometry

5212

AP Statistics

5183

Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

5220

College Algebra

Science

5645

AP Biology

5695

AP Physics 1

5685

AP Chemistry

5644

Honors Biology

5660

AP Environmental Science

Social Studies

6145

AP European History

6134

Honors US Government

6279

AP Psychology

6105

Honors US History 1

6129

AP US Comparative

Government and Politics

6106

Honors US History 2

6128

AP US Government and

Politics

6107

Honors US History 3

6137

AP US History 1

6104

Honors World History

6138

AP US History 2

6136

Pre-AP U.S. History

1470

Leadership Studies 1

World Language

3839

Mandarin Chinese 4

3856

Advanced German

3844

French 4

3894

Spanish 4

3847

French 5

3897

Spanish 5

3846

Advanced French

3896

Advanced Spanish

3854

German 4

3895

AP Spanish Language

3857

German 5

3900

Honors Heritage Spanish

Capital City Honor Roll

Students are recognized for the Honor Roll at the end of each quarter.  Honor Roll is based upon unweighted GPA,

and a student must be enrolled in at least five classes which earn a letter grade of D or better.  There are three levels of Honor Roll:

4.00 GPA                        3:50 - 3.99 GPA                        3.00 - 3.49 GPA

Highland Park Honor Roll

 To be eligible for an Honor Roll listing, students must receive at least five letter grades (A, B, or C). Grades are

computed on a weighted scale.  At the conclusion of each quarter (except fourth) an Honor Roll list will be displayed

on campus.

Rank in class will be determined after each semester for students using both the traditional and weighted grade point

averages (GPA). The weighted GPA will be used to determine the top 20% of the graduating class and the top five

students in the class, as well as scholarship recipients.

Topeka High Honor Roll 

Students are recognized for the Honor Roll at the end of each semester. Honor Roll is based upon weighted and

unweighted GPA, and a student must be enrolled in at least five classes which earn a letter grade. A letter grade of D

automatically disqualifies a student from Honor Roll for that semester, regardless of GPA. An incomplete grade is

calculated as an “F.” To be on the Honor Roll, a student must have a GPA of 3.50 or above.          

Topeka West Honor Roll 

To be eligible for an Honor Roll listing, students must receive at least five letter grades (A, B, or C). Grades are

computed on a weighted  and unweighted scale.

At the conclusion of each quarter (except fourth) an Honor Roll list will be displayed on campus and published in 

the West Word. Students who achieve a grade point average of 4.0 and above are designated “Champions.” Those

who earn a 3.50 – 3.99 grade point average are designated as “Challengers”. Students earning a 3.00 – 3.45 are

designated as “Chargers”.

Rank in class will be determined after each semester for students using both the traditional and weighted grade point

averages (GPA). The weighted GPA will be used to determine the top 20% of the graduating class and the top five

students in the class, as well as scholarship recipients. 

Highland Park National Honor Society

Highland Park juniors and seniors are eligible for membership in National Honor Society. Students must have at least

a 3.5 grade point average on a weighted or unweighted scale, and demonstrate the qualities of scholarship,

leadership, character, and service. Information forms are mailed to all students who qualify academically. Details

regarding criteria and the application process are in the Highland Park Student-Parent Handbook.

Topeka High National Honor Society

National Honor Society is an organization recognizing students’ outstanding achievements in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service, the four pillars of the organization.  The following information describes criteria for selection and the process.

Criteria for Student Consideration

1.        The student must be a junior or a senior.

2.        The student must have attended Topeka High School for at least one semester.

3.        The student must have a GPA of 3.5 on a weighted or unweighted scale.

4.        The student must complete a contract, write an essay over a given topic, and complete the Student Activity Form.

Topeka West National Honor Society

Topeka West juniors and seniors are eligible for membership in National Honor Society. Students must have at least a 3.4 grade point average on a weighted scale and demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Information forms are mailed to all students who qualify academically. This is done at designated times of the year – juniors in February and seniors in October. Details regarding criteria and the application process are in the Topeka West Student-Parent Handbook.

Highland Park Academic Lettering

Students maintaining exemplary grade point averages will be awarded academic letters at the annual Academic

Awards program in May.

To qualify for an academic letter: 1) students must be in at least their fourth semester of attendance at Highland Park,

and 2) students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Students initially receive a letter and a lamp of learning pin. In subsequent years, students who maintain the 3.50 grade point average receive a bar to place on the letter.

Topeka High Academic Lettering

Students may earn an Academic Letter from Topeka High school by achieving a 3.5 GPA, weighted or unweighted, for two semesters. All course work must be taken at Topeka High School.

  1. GPA is computed on a semester basis.
  2. The qualifying student first receives a certificate. The second time a student qualifies s/he will receive an Academic Letter. Each subsequent qualifying semester, the student receives a bar.
  3. Credit earned in summer programs or through an online course not through Topeka High School is not applicable to the Academic Letter.

Topeka West Academic Lettering         

Students maintaining exemplary grade point averages will be awarded academic letters at the annual Academic

Awards program in May.

To qualify for an academic letter: 1) students must be in at least their fourth semester of attendance at Topeka West,

and 2) students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.40 or higher.

Students initially receive a letter and a lamp of learning pin. In subsequent years, students who maintain the 3.50 grade point average receive a bar to place on the letter.

Highland park  Auditions

Any student who wishes to enroll in Concert Choir, Choralaires, Scot Singers, or Stage Band will need to audition in

the spring.

Topeka High Auditions

Any student who wishes to enroll in Premier Strings, Concert Choir, Madrigals, Choralaires, Chansonettes,

Advanced Stage Band, or as a “percussionist” for Varsity and Freshmen Band, will need to audition in the spring.

Topeka West Auditions

Any student who wishes to enroll in Concert Choir, Choralaires, West Singers, Stage Band, Premier Strings,

Mentors, Precision Dance, or West Players will need to audition in the spring. Contact sponsors for details.

Independent Study

Independent Study is open to those who wish to study subject matter of particular interest that is not offered in the regular curriculum. Refer to course 1390 in this document. Students with a Gifted Individual Education Plan refer to course 8590.  Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) refer to course 8490.

The deadline for the completed application is Nov. 15 for second semester courses and April 15  for first semester

courses. See the Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator for an application.

Religion Program Credit

Coursework directed specifically toward religion will not be accepted for transfer credit. Non-doctrinal religious

courses may be accepted for credit.

Testing

Required

Recommended for College-Bound

ACT WorkKeys- Reading for Information,

Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information required for all Seniors

Kansas State Assessments

        Math

        Reading

        Writing

        Science

        Social Studies

PSAT – National Merit – Juniors

ACT – Juniors and Seniors or

SAT – Juniors and Seniors

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

(ASVAB)

AP – Advanced Placement Exams        Sophomore

Scholarship and College Admissions

Counselors and the gifted coordinator have information relating to scholarships and college admissions. It is highly

recommended that students start planning for postsecondary education early (at the latest, early your senior year).

Give counselors and teachers adequate time to help you in the scholarship or admissions process. Counselors or

teachers writing recommendations must have at least two weeks notification prior to the due date. Materials due

January 1 should be given to educators by December 1.

Fees and Costs

The district will cover basic material costs, however, additional costs for projects or required attire may occur  some

classes.

Graduation Requirements for Exchange Students

Exchange students must have completed three years of high school (9th, 10th, and 11th grade) prior to enrollment and

meet all graduation requirements to receive a diploma and to participate in commencement ceremonies.  Applications

must be made prior to August 1st to be considered for admission to a Topeka Public School.  All transcripts must be

in English to be admitted to the school.  Transcripts will be reviewed and grade placement will be determined by

staff. Exchange students are expected to take US History, US Government, and English 11.

Home-Schooled Students

Topeka Public Schools reserves the right to request any type of validation necessary to help us determine the

appropriate course and grade placement.  Examples could be homework, tests, textbook used, themes, projects, and

any other materials which show the progress of the home-schooled students.

Classes approved for credit within the guidelines of Topeka Public Schools policy will be entered on the transcript

as a “CR” for credit or “N” for no credit.

Every effort will be made to enroll home-schooled students in an appropriate course of study. Contact counselors

for additional guidelines.

Capital City School Schedule Change Procedure

It is the policy of this school to honor students’ course requests (within the limitations of the system e.g. class size,

staff availability, scheduling conflicts).

It is also the policy of this school to limit changes in students’ schedules.  Students should not assume that requests for course changes will be honored.

If there is a valid reason for a course change, the following process is used:

        Valid Reasons for petitioning a schedule change include:

  1. The student has not met the prerequisite to be in the class.
  2. The student has already taken the class and passed it.
  3. The student’s request for an elective class was listed on his/her enrollment form, but the class is not on his/her schedule.
  4. The student has a medical excuse that prohibits the student from taking the class.
  5. A core graduation requirement is not listed on the schedule (i.e. English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science).
  6. A teacher has directed a change based on student’s academic need.
  7. The student has failed a previous semester with a particular teacher.

Highland Park High School Schedule Change Procedure

 

It is the policy of this school to honor student’s course requests made during the spring enrollment period (within the limitations of the system e.g. class size, staff availability, scheduling conflicts).

It is also the policy of this school to limit changes in student’s schedules after the spring enrollment period. Students should not assume that requests for course changes after the enrollment period will be honored.

If there is a valid reason for a course change, the following guidelines are used:

Valid Reasons for petitioning a schedule change include:

  1. The student has not met the prerequisite to be in the class.
  2. The student has already taken the class and passed it.
  3. The student’s request for an elective class was listed on his/her enrollment form, but the class is not on his/her schedule.
  4. The student has a medical excuse that prohibits the student from taking the class.
  5. A core graduation requirement is not listed on the schedule (i.e. English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science).
  6. A teacher has directed a change based on student’s academic need.
  7. The student has failed a previous semester with a particular teacher

Topeka High School Schedule Change Procedure

Classes are scheduled and teachers are hired and assigned on the basis of selections students make in the spring.  Therefore, class changes will not be possible except as follows:

                1.   A class must be added or changed to meet graduation requirements.

                2.   A change is necessary because the student is academically misplaced.

                      (The change must be recommended by teacher/counselor/parent and approved by the division principal.)

                3.   Honors, Pre-AP, and AP classes will only be changed at semester as space allows.  Please choose

wisely.

Topeka West Schedule Change Procedure

It is the policy of this school to honor student’s course requests made during the spring enrollment period (within

the limitations of the system e.g. class size, staff availability, scheduling conflicts).

It is also the policy of this school to severely limit changes in student’s schedules after the spring enrollment

period. Students should not assume that requests for course changes after the enrollment period will be honored.

If there is a valid reason for a course change, the following process is used.

Valid Reasons for petitioning a schedule change include

1.The student has not met the prerequisite to be in the class.

2.The student has already taken the class and passed it.

3.The student’s request for an elective class was listed on his/her enrollment form, but the class is not on his/her

schedule

4.The student has a medical excuse that prohibits the student from taking the class.

5.A core graduation requirement is not listed on the schedule (i.e. English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science).

6.A teacher has directed a change based on student’s academic need.

7. The student has failed a previous semester with a particular teacher

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

AVID logo.gif Advancement Via Individual Determination - HPHS & THS 

            English Language Learners - HPHS and THS

                    International Studies - THS   

           

    Jobs for America’s Graduates - HPHS, THS, and TWHS

   JROTC- HPHS, THS, and TWHS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                              \

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AVID logo.gifAdvancement Via Individual Determination

 The AVID Student: AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.

The AVID Elective: Not only are students enrolled in their school's toughest classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement®, but also in the AVID elective. For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.

The AVID Curriculum: The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes, in content-area classes in AVID schools, and even in schools where the AVID elective is not offered.

Results: State-funded, independent research, together with AVID's own data, validate that the AVID college-readiness system works. Consider: AVID students are more likely to take AP classes, complete their college eligibility requirements, and get into four-year colleges than students who don't take AVID. Almost all AVID students who participate for at least three years are accepted to college, with roughly three quarters getting into four-year universities. AVID also helps ensure students, once accepted to college, possess the higher-level skills they need for college success.

http://www.avid.org/intro.html#curriculum

English Language Learners        

 The ELL program at Topeka High School helps students to speak, read, and write English in all school subjects.

Services are delivered to qualifying students in one or more of the following ways:

Topeka High School International Studies  Program

Topeka High School believes in educating our students to be college and/or career ready in a global society. An essential component of achieving this goal is educating students in Global Literacy including critical thinking in a conscious and deliberate way and problem solving on a global scale to be responsible global citizens.

Topeka High School has created an International Studies Program that will provide our students with the essential 21st Century Skill of Global Literacy. This program allows students to take coursework that will provide global engagement in such areas as world geography, international studies, international business, ethnic studies, humanities, world literature, and more, while developing communicative competence in a Romance language (French, German, or Spanish), in addition to Mandarin Chinese.

Students will engage with this global curriculum through the study of the relationship among the perspectives, practices, and products of different cultures in meaningful contexts. They will learn skills that will allow them to function in a world that is culturally and globally diverse, learning to recognize different perspectives by analyzing real-world perspectives and events, while acquiring information from a variety of global sources.

To receive the International Studies diploma designation (a phrase equating to low honors, like focus), a student must complete a minimum of the following:

*This course is still in development. One component will be a formal presentation to a panel of teachers, administrators, and community members.

To receive the International Studies diploma designation (a phrase equating to high honors, like emphasis on), a student must complete a minimum of the following:

24 units are required for Graduation = 15.5 required units + 8.5 elective units

28 units are available prior to Graduation = 15.5 required units + 12.5 elective units

A student could complete the International Studies diploma designation program and still participate all four years in another program such as AVID, MJROTC, Trade and Industry, Band, Music, Art, etc, if s/he wishes.

Elective courses that count toward the International Studies diploma designation are denoted by the symbol in the Program of Studies.

**Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors interested in pursuing this diploma designation must have a transcript review in order to determine your ability to complete this program prior to graduation.   

Topeka High School  International Studies Curriculum Options:

World Language Electives

International Studies Electives

Each Course is 1.0 Units

Each Course is .5 Units*

3836 Mandarin Chinese 1

6090 World Geography

3837 Mandarin Chinese 2

6020 West African Geography

3838 Mandarin Chinese 3

6010 International Relations            

3839 Mandarin Chinese 4

2106 International Business

3841 French 1

3535 AP Literature and Composition* 1.0 Unit

3842 French 2

3545 AP Language and Composition* 1.0 Unit

3843 French 3

3680 Mythology

3844 French 4

3691 World Literature 1

3846 Advanced French

3692 World Literature 2  

3851 German 1

3744 Advanced Debate

3852 German 2

3745 Debate 4  

3853 German 3

4055 AP Art History* 1.0 Unit

3854 German 4

5710 Ecology

3856 Advanced German

5660 AP Environmental Science* 1.0 Unit

3891 Spanish 1

6129 AP Comparative Government and Politics

3892 Spanish 2

6145 AP European History* 1.0 Unit

3893 Spanish 3

6210 Ethnic Studies

3894 Spanish 4

6217 Hispanic Studies

3895 AP Spanish Language

1314 MCJROTC Leadership Education IV* 1.0 Unit

3900 Honors Heritage Spanish

1467 International Studies Senior Capstone Project

3950 Español Para Hispanohablantes 1          

 3616 Hispanic Literature

3951 Español Para Hispanohablantes 2            

 

Jobs for America’s Graduates 

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.  In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

 http://www.jag.org/node/1

  Junior ROTC

 Benefits of  JROTC Program

Since its inception in 1916, the JROTC program has been viewed as a strong program that provides youth with much-needed skills in citizenship and leadership. Additionally, numerous studies have shown that students who participate in JROTC programs have better attendance, grades, and graduation rates relative to students who were in general academic programs. Principals and school administrators also maintain positive attitudes toward JROTC because these programs:

Highland Park High School Air Force JROTC Mission

"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

http://www.au.af.mil/au/holmcenter/AFJROTC/AboutJROTC.asp

Topeka West High School Army JROTC Program Outcomes:

http://www.usarmyjrotc.com/jrotc-program/jrotc-program-information

Topeka High School Marine Corps ROTC Values

http://www.mcjrotc.org

Leadership Studies

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Topeka West’s Leadership Program

Leadership is the skill of motivating, guiding and empowering a team towards a socially responsible vision. Topeka West believes in The Social Change Model of Leadership.  We believe that by fostering students individual strengths,  and examining leadership theory our students will begin to see their potential as leaders.  We also believe that by implementing those newly found skills in community action projects, we can begin to grow leaders in the city of Topeka for positive change.

Topeka West and Washburn University’s Leadership Institute have partnered to provide Topeka West Students with a unique opportunity.  Starting in the Fall of 2015, Topeka West Students may take Leadership Studies 1 as a dual credit option through Washburn University for a reduced fee.  Students who elect to take the course for dual credit will have met the requirements for the entry-level course in Washburn’s Leadership Studies Certificate or Leadership Minor. For more information see: Leadership Studies Academic Programming

Leadership Studies Graduation Distinction Requirements:

Starting with the class of 2017, students at Topeka West can earn a distinction on their diploma denoting their completion of Leadership Studies Programming.

To receive the Leadership Studies diploma designation (a phrase equating to high honors, like emphasis on), a student must complete a minimum of the following:

*Distinction will be available starting with the class of 2017

1) Leadership Studies I-

2) Leadership Studies II *Leadership Studies I and II cannot be taken concurrently

3) 25 Hours of Community Service Junior Year

4) 25 Hours of Community Service Senior Year

5) Leadership Studies students who are interested in receiving distinction must declare an academic focus area of of leadership. To complete your focus area requirements, you must complete 4.0 credits in your focus area and maintain a B average in those focus area courses. Classes in your focus area must include TPS requirements, along with the electives that would fulfill 4.0 total credits.

Students may choose to focus on one of  the following disciplines to declare their academic focus in leadership.  

*The table below denotes a sample focus area curriculum

Literature

Social Studies Focus Area

Credits

Requirements:

1)World History or Honors World History

2)U.S. History 1 or Pre-Advanced Placement U.S. History 1

3)U.S. History 2 or Advanced Placement U.S. History 1

4)U.S. History 3 or Advanced Placement U.S. History 2

5)U.S. Government or  Advanced Placement U.S. Government & Politics

 

1.0

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

Electives (You must take two)

1) Current Social Issues

2) Economics

3) Ethnic Studies

4) Psychology

5) Issues In Psychology

6) Sociology

7) Advanced Placement European History *This is a two semester course that will fulfill the elective portion of your designation

 

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0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1.0

Course Offerings

Reading the Course Charts

Course #

This column lists the number associated with the course. This may be used when filling out the enrollment form.

Course

This column lists the title of the course, also needed when completing the enrollment form.

Grade Level

This column lists the grade level(s) the course is offered. As a general rule, in the core content areas (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) a student should take the required classes during the first available grade level. For instance, Algebra 1 is offered to 9th and 10th grade and students should take it during the 9th grade.

Credits

This column indicates how many credits a student receives when successfully completing the course. As a general rule, a semester course receives one half credit. A year long course receives one credit. Be aware that there are some exceptions which are found in the course description.

Schools

If a school offers that particular course, it will be noted in the column and highlighted by the school’s color.

Business Education- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

1466

Media Technology: Workplace Experience

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2040

Introduction to Business

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,112

.5

2049

Integrated Computer Applications

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2079

Accounting 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2080

Accounting 2

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2088

Advanced Accounting 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

2089

Advanced  Accounting 2

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

2090

Banking & Finance

HSA

TWHS

11,12

.5

2092

Investing

HSA

TWHS

11,12

.5

2101

Business Communications

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2105

Business Law

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

2106

International Business

THS

10,11,12

.5

2115

Entrepreneurship

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2117

Advanced Entrepreneurship

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2171

Marketing

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0 

2172

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2173

Market Management Essentials

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2174

Essentials of Marketing Research

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2175

Topics in Media Technology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2176

Multimedia

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2177

Web Design

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2178

Marketing Communications

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

2179

Integrated Marketing Applications (S)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

2180

Game Design & Authoring the Web

THS

11,12

1.0

4082

Graphic Design 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

4092

3D Computer Graphics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

English Language Learners- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

3790

ELL Non-English Speaking

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3791

ELL Limited English Proficient 1

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3792

ELL Limited English Proficient 2

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3793

ELL Limited English Proficient 3

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3795

English 9 (Sheltered)

THS

9

1.0

3796

English 10 (Sheltered)

THS

10

1.0

3797

English 11 (Sheltered)

THS

11

1.0

5108

Algebra 1 (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5128

Geometry (Sheltered)

THS

10, 11, 12

1.0

5642

Biology (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5675

Physical Science 1 (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

5676

Physical Science 2 (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

6099

World History (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

6152

US History 1 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

10,11,12

.5

6153

US History 2 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

11,12

.5

6154

US History 3 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

11,12

.5

3900

Honors Heritage Spanish

HPHS

THS

10,11,12

1.0

3950

Espanol Para Hispanohablates 1

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3951

Espanol Para Hispanohablates 2

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

Family and Consumer Science- course descriptions

     COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDIT

2230

Textiles and Apparel

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2235

Advanced Textiles and Apparel

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2242

Fashion Merchandising

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2257

Nutrition and Wellness

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2264

Culinary Essentials

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,1112

.5

2265

Culinary Arts 1

 HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2266

Culinary Applications

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

2280

Human Growth And Development

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2281

Parenting

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2283

Early Childhood Education, Level 3

THS

12

1.0

2288

Child Development

HSA

9,10,11,12

.5

2290

Early Childhood Education, Level 2

THS

11, 12

1.0

2295

Personal Finance 1 & 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2296

Essentials of Interior & Textile Design

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11

.5

2297

Interior & Textile Merchandising

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2311

Balancing Family and Career

HSA

10, 11, 12

.5

2321

Career and  Life Planning

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2341

Career and Community Connections

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

Fine Arts- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSES

CCS

HPHSS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDIT

1391

Stagecraft 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1392

Stagecraft 2

HPHSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1393

Stagecraft 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3661

The Great Plays

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11,12

.5

3751

Acting 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3752

Acting 2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3756

Theatre Appreciation

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3763

Diversity Theater

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

3754

Advanced Theatre Ensemble

HPHS

THS

10,11,12

1.0

3761

Topeka West Players

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

1466

Media Technology: Workplace Experience

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

4055

Advanced Placement Art History

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

4060

Survey Fine Arts

HPHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4070

Design

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4077

Graphic Design 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4080

Ceramics 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4081

Ceramics 2

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4092

3D Computer Graphics

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

4101

Drawing 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4102

Principles of Illustration (formerly Drawing 1)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4110

Jewelry 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4111

Jewelry 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4120

Painting 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4123

Painting 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4130

Printmaking

HPHS

11, 12

.5

4137

Digital Photography 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4138

Digital Photography 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

4140

Sculpture 1

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4150

Studio Art

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

4151

Independent Studio

HSA

THS

12

.5

4155

Advanced Placement Studio Art

HPHS

TWHS

12

.5

4180

Photography

THS

10,11,12

.5

4181

Advanced Photography

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

INSTRUMENTAL

4343

Freshman Band

THS

9

1.0

4344

Varsity Band

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4347

Stage Band

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4348

Advanced Stage Band/

Jazz Band

THS

10, 11, 12

1.0

4365

Instrumental Ensemble

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4369

Strings

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4373

Premier Strings

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

VOCAL

4381

Freshman Chorus

THS

9

1.0

4382

Mixed Chorus

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4383

Concert Choir

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4387

Charger Chorus

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4391

Chansonettes

THS

10, 11, 12

1.0

4393

Choralaires

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4395

Madrigals

THS

10, 11, 12

1.0

4397

Scot Singers

HPHS

10,11,12

1.0

4399

West Singers

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

4401

Music Theory

HPHS

10, 11, 12

1.0

4402

Advanced Placement Music Theory

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11 ,12

1.0

Language Arts-course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

 GRADE

CREDITS

WRITING

3415

Advanced Grammar

HSA

11,12

.5

3440

Pre-Advanced Placement English 9

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

3442

Pre-Advanced Placement English 10

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10

1.0

3445

English 10

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10

1.0

3796

English 10 (Sheltered)

THS

10

1.0

3450

English  9

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

3795

English 9 (Sheltered)

THS

9

1.0

3470

Professional Communications

CCS

HSA

10,11,12

.5

3471

Creative Writing 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10

.5

3472

Creative Writing 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3521

English 11

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

 TWHS

11

1.0

3797

English 11 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

11

1.0

3535

Advanced Placement  Literature and Composition

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

3433

Senior Composition

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

12

.5

3545

Advanced Placement  Language and Composition

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

LITERATURE

3616

Hispanic Literature

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3615

African - American Literature

HPHS

HSA

THS

11, 12

.5

3630

Sports Literature

CCS

HSA

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3645

Young Adult Literature

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3655

Film as Literature

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3661

The Great Plays

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11,12

.5

3680

Mythology

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3691

World Literature 1

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3692

World Literature 2

THS

11, 12

.5

READING

3119

Literacy Workshop (10th, 11th grades)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11

.5 or 1.0

3120

Literacy Workshop (9th grade)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

.5 or 1.0

3772

Accelerated Reading

HPHS

HSA

10,11,12

.5

3774

Strategic Reading

HPHS

HSA

9

1.0

3776

Reading Improvement

HPHS

HSA

10,11,12

.5

SPEECH

3727

21st Century Global Communications

THS

11, 12

.5

3728

Non-Competitive Forensics

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

3730

Speech

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3734

College Public Speaking

TWHS

11,12

.5

3735

Forensics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3741

Novice Debate

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3744

Advanced Debate

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3745

Debate 4

THS

TWHS

12

.5

JOURNALISM

3714

21st Century Journalism

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3715

Digital Media Technology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3716

Photojournalism and AV Production

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3723N

Advanced Publications N(Newspaper)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3723Y

Advanced Publications Y(Yearbook)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

Mathematics- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

5024

Pre-Algebra

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

5108

Algebra 1 (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5110

Algebra 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5110H

Honors Algebra 1(2 periods, 1st Sem.)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

5124

Honors Algebra 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

5125

Geometry

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5128

Geometry (Sheltered)

THS

10, 11, 12

1.0

5154H

Honors Geometry (2 periods, 2nd Sem.)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

5130

Algebra 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

5169

Functions

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

5170

Trigonometry

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

5154

Honors Geometry

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9, 10

1.0

5180

Pre-Calculus

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5183

Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5185

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5186

Advanced Placement Calculus BC

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

5190

Technical Math 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

5210

Probability and Statistics

TWHS

11,12

.5

5212

Advanced Placement Statistics

THS

10, 11, 12

1.0

5220

College Algebra

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

Miscellaneous Programs-course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

1320

Classroom Assistant

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

1335

Math Aide Program

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

1340

ACT Prep

HPHS

THS

11,12

.5

1350

Library Assistant

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

1360

Office Assistant

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

1375

AVID 9

HPHS

THS

9

1.0

1376

AVID 10

HPHS

THS

10

1.0

1377

AVID 11

HPHS

THS

11

1.0

1378

AVID 12

HPHS

THS

12

1.0

1385

Mentor Leadership

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

1389

Peer Tutor Program

THS

11,12

.5

1390

Independent Study (Request

due by November 15 or May

15.)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

12

.5

8590

Independent Study – Gifted

(Request due by November 15

or May 15.)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1415

Academic Support

TWHS

9,10,11,12

NC

1450

Work for Credit

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

12

.5

1467

International Studies Capstone Project

THS

12

.5

1470

Leadership Studies 1

TWHS

11,12

.5

1542

High School Successmaker Reading

CCS

9,10,11,12

1.0

1909

Freshman Seminar Time

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

.25

1910

Sophomore Seminar Time

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10

.25

1911

Junior Seminar Time

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11

.25

1912

Senior Seminar Time

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

.25

1441

TV/Video Production 1 (fine arts elective or general elective)

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

1442

TV/Video Production 2 (fine arts elective or general elective)

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

2293

Teaching as as Career (TCALC-Quinton Heights)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11

1.0

2294

Teaching Internship - Workplace Experience (TCALC-Quinton Heights)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2800

Intro to Law and Public Service (TCALC-Capital City)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10

.5

2801

Emergency Medical Responder (TCALC-Capital City)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11

.5

2802

Fire Science 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11

1.0

2803

Fire Science II (TCALC-Capital City)

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

9215

Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas (JAG-K)

HPHS

9

1.0

9220

Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas (JAG-K)

HPHS

10

1.0

9200

Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas (JAG-K)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11

1.0

9210

Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas (JAG-K)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

Physical Education- course descriptions

COURSE  #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

6410

Adaptive PE

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

6434

Advanced Physical Education 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6436

Advanced Physical Education 2

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6437

Physical Education Senior Leader

HPHS

THS

12

.5

6443

Aerobic Conditioning

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6447

Strength Conditioning

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6448

Toning, Fitness, and Conditioning

HPHS

THS

10,11,12

.5

6450

Introduction to Weight Training

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

6452

Advanced Weight Training

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6463

Precision Dance

THS

10,11,12

1.0

6510

Physical Dimensions of Health

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

Resource/Intensive Instruction- course descriptions *Enrollment in these courses is through counselor consent only

COURSE  #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

RESOURCE

8705

Reading Improvement 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8703

Reading Improvement 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8706

Reading Improvement 2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8704

Reading Improvement 3

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11

1.0

8710

Vocational Information

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8711

Occupational Exploration Program

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

8715

Mathematical Concepts and Application 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8717

Mathematical Concepts and Application 2  

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8718

World History

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8719

Mathematical Concepts and Application 3

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8716

Language Arts

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8718

World History

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8721

US History 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8722

Government

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

.5

8723

US History 2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

8724

Independent Skills

CCS

HPHS

9,10, 11, 12

1.0

8725

US History 3

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

8726

Study Skills

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8728

Work Study

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8730

Personal Development

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8734

Biology

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8735

Earth Science

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8737

Biology 2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8739

Physical Science

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8738

Personal Finance

CCS

HPHS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8740

Communications

CCS

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8744

Resource Algebra

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8750

Geometry

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8755

Algebra Part 1

CCS

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8756

Algebra Part 2

CCS

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION

8450

Consumer Economics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8455

Home Living Skills

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8459

Functional Communications

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

8461

Reading for Enjoyment

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

8462

Practical Writing

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8466

Music Education

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8468

Arts/Crafts for Life

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8470

Functional Math

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8472

Science

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8474

Recreations/Leisure Life Skills

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8476

Practical Math for Life

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11, 12  

8480

Social Studies

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

8481

Civic Awareness and Responsibility

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

8485

Environmental Awareness

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

8490

Independent Study

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12  

8492

Personal Grooming

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

8495

Prevocational Skills

HPHS

TWHS

10,11,12

8496

Vocational Training

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

8497

Independent Work Study (Off Campus)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

8502

Daily Living Skills

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8503

Design

CCS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8504

Art for Living

CCS

HPHS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8512

Practical Foods

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8518

Life Skills Math

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8520

Individual Sports

CCS

TWHS

9,10

1.0

8522

Survey of Music

CCS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8537

Survey of Technology

CCS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

ROTC- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDIT

1301

Aerospace Science 1

HPHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

1302

Aerospace Science 2

HPHS

10,11,12

1.0

1303

Aerospace Science 3

HPHS

11,12

1.0

1304

Aerospace Science 4

HPHS

12

1.0

1305

Aerospace Science Command and Control

HPHS

11,12

1.0

1306

Aerospace Drill and Ceremonies

HPHS

10,11,12

.5

1311

MCJROTC Leadership Education 1

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

1312

MCJROTC Leadership Education 2

THS

10,11,12

1.0

1313

MCJROTC Leadership Education 3

THS

11,12

1.0

1314

MCJROTC Leadership Education 4

THS

12

1.0

1315

MCJROTC Drill and Ceremonies

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

1317

MCJROTC Advanced Drill and Ceremonies

THS

10,11,12

1.0

1321

Leadership Education Training 1 (Army JROTC)

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

1322

Leadership Education Training 2 (Army JROTC)

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

1323

Leadership Education Training 3 (Army JROTC)

TWHS

11,12

1.0

1324

Leadership Education Training 4 (Army JROTC)

TWHS

12

1.0

Science- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

5576

Earth and Space Science 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

5578

Earth and Space Science 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

5631

Horticulture 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

11, 12

.5

5632

Horticulture 2

THS

11, 12

.5

5635

Biotechnology 1

HPHS

11,12

1.0

5636

Biotechnology 2

HPHS

11,12

1.0

5637

Biotechnology 3

HPHS

12

1.0

5638

Biotechnology 4

HPHS

12

1.0

5640

Biology

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5642

Biology (Sheltered)

THS

9,1011,12

1.0

5644

Honors Biology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

5645

Advanced Placement Biology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5647

Environmental Science

CCS

HSA

10,11,12

1.0

5650

Human Anatomy & Physiology

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

5651

Zoology 1

THS

10,11,12

.5

5652

Zoology 2

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

5660

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

THS

11, 12

1.0

5671

Physical Science 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

5675

Physical Science 1 (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

5672

Physical Science 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

5676

Physical Science 2 (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

5674

Advanced Physical Science

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5680

Chemistry

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

5685

Advanced Placement Chemistry

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5690

Physics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5684

Advanced Placement Physics

1 *Dual Credit

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5688

Advanced Placement Physics

1

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5689

Advanced Placement Physics

2

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5694

Applied Physics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

5700

Astronomy

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

5710

Ecology

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

5781

Robotics

HPHS

11,12

1.0

5782

Advanced Automation Robotics

HPHS

12

1.0

5800

Science Lab Assistant

HPHS

11,12

1.0

5802

Engineering Applications (TCALC-Highland Park)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

5808

Introduction to Engineering Design (TCALC-Highland Park)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5806

Principles of Engineering (TCALC-Highland Park) 

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5810

Principles of Biomedical Science (TCALC-Highland Park)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5812

Biomedical Innovation (TCALC-Highland Park)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5818

Human Body Systems  (TCALC Highland Park)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5820

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

HPHS

11, 12

1.0

Social Studies- course descriptions 

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

1470

Leadership Studies 1

TWHS

11, 12

.5

6010

International Relations

THS

11, 12

.5

6020

West African Geography

THS

9.10,11,12

.5

6090

World Geography

HSA

THS

9.10,11,12

.5

6099

World History (Sheltered)

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

6100

World History

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

6104

Honors World History

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

6105

Honors US History 1

THS

10,11,12

.5

6106

Honors US History 2

THS

11,12

.5

6107

Honors US History 3

THS

11,12

.5

6111

US History 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6112

US History 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

6113

US History 3

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

6116

African-American History 1

HSA

THS

10, 11, 12

.5

6117

African-American History 2

HSA

THS

10, 11, 12

.5

6128

Advanced Placement US Government and Politics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

.5

6129

Advanced Placement US Comp. Govt/Politics

THS

12

.5

6130

US Government

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

12

.5

6136

Pre-Advanced Placement US History

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6137

Advanced Placement US History 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

6138

Advanced Placement US History 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

6145

Advanced Placement European History

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

6151

Historical Inquiry

HSA

11, 12

.5

6152

US History 1 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

10,11,12

.5

6153

US History 2 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

11,12

.5

6154

US History 3 (Sheltered)

HPHS

THS

11,12

.5

6180

Current Social Issues

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

6190

Economics

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6210

Ethnic Studies

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6215

Native American Studies

THS

10,11,12

.5

6217

Hispanic Studies

THS

10,11,12

.5

6270

Psychology

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6278

Issues in Psychology

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

6279

Advanced Placement Psychology

THS

11, 12

1.0

6280

Sociology

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

6290

Women’s Studies

THS

10,11,12

.5

Trade and Industry-course descriptions 

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

2430

Introduction to Industrial Technology

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2436

Drafting/CAD 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2437

Architectural Design

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2438

Carpentry

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

2449

Research and Design for Pre-Construction

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2461

Production Welding Processes

I

THS

10,11,12

1.0

2462

Production Welding Processes

II

THS

11,12

1.0

2463

Research and Design for

Manufacturing

THS

11,12

1.0

2464

Welding Skills

THS

10,11,12

1.0

2474

Woodworking Principles

CCS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2475

Furniture & Cabinetry

Fabrication

CCS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2476

Introduction to Transportation

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

.5

2477

General Services 1 (Auto)

HPHS

THS

10,11,12

1.0

2478

General Services 2 (Auto)

HPHS

THS

11,12

1.0

2479

General Services 3 (Auto)

HPHS

THS

11,12

1.0

World Language- course descriptions

COURSE #

COURSE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

3836

Mandarin Chinese 1

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3837

Mandarin Chinese 2

THS

10,11,12

1.0

3838

Mandarin Chinese 3

THS

11,12

1.0

3839

Mandarin Chinese 4