2017 – 2018

TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

HIGH SCHOOL

PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Topeka Public Schools

624 SW 24th Street

Topeka, KS 66611

785-295-3000

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

The Topeka Public Schools, Unified School District No. 501 is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity. No person shall, on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin or ancestry be denied lawful access to any appropriate educational service, program or activity provided by the school district. The Title VI and Title IX compliance coordinator is the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching/Learning/Administration.  The Section 504/Title II compliance coordinator is the Coordinator of College and Career Ready Services. For employment, the EEO/AA officer is the general director of human resources. All compliance coordinators may be contacted at 624 SW 24th Street, Topeka, KS 66611-1294, (785) 295-3000. The clerk of the Board of Education has been designated to receive and redirect or handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, regulations and procedures. The clerk may be contacted by calling (785) 295-3045 or by writing to 624 SW 24th Street, Topeka, KS 66611-1294.

Table of Contents

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers

Career Clusters and Their Pathways

Graduation Requirements / Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum

Enrollment Requirements

Kansas Board of Regents Qualified Admissions

Grade Classification

Fine Art Courses That Meet Graduation Requirements

KSHSAA Eligibility

National College Activities Association Eligibility

Courses That 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

Independent Study

Religion Program Credit

Testing

Graduation Requirements for Exchange Students

Home Schooled Students

Schedule Change Procedure

Special Program

Course Offerings

Business

English Language Learners

Family and Consumer Science

Fine Art

Language Arts

Mathematics

Miscellaneous

Physical Education

Resource/Intensive Instruction

Junior ROTC

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 on 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; 7:55 AM to 10:25 AM or 12:30 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.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation may be provided in the morning and afternoon for students enrolled in the TCALC Program, Monday through Friday, from their home high school to TCALC.  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.  Students are required to provide transportation to and from internships, business projects, or observations.

 

Classes for TCALC are held Monday through Friday, 7:55 AM to 10:25 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

Transportation to Washburn Tech and HealthCare 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.

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

AP Biology

AP Calculus A/B and B/C

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics 1

AP Statistics

Ecology

Environmental Science

Honors Biology

Horticulture 1 & 2

Culinary Essentials

Nutrition and Wellness

World Geography

World Languages

Zoology 1 & 2

Architecture & Construction

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

CONSTRUCTION &  DESIGN

Level

Course Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Industrial Technology

2430

0.5

CONSTRUCTION STRAND

T

Woodworking Principles

2481

1.0

T

Carpentry

2438

1.0

A

Furniture & Cabinetry Fabrication

2482

1.0

DESIGN STRAND

T

Drafting CAD 1

2436

1.0

T

Architectural Design

2437

1.0

A

Research & Design for Pre-Construction

2449

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

Environmental Science

Honors Biology

Physics

Pre-Calculus

Robotics

World Languages

Arts, A/V Communications & Visual Arts

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CCS

HSA

I

Integrated Computer Applications

2049

0.5

T

21st Century Journalism

3714

0.5

T

Digital Media Technology

3715

0.5

T

Photojournalism & AV Production

3716

0.5

T

Digital Photography 1

4137

0.5

T

Graphic Design 1

4077

0.5

T

Graphic Design 2

4082

1.0

T

Principles of Marketing

2181

1.0

A

Video Production

1440

1.0

A

Advanced Publications (Newspaper)

3723

1.0

A

Advanced Publications (Yearbook)

3723

1.0

A

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

5816

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✔*

✔*

VISUAL ARTS

I

Design

4070

0.5

T

Principles of Illustration

4102

0.5

T

Digital Photography 1

4137

0.5

T

Graphic Design 1

4077

0.5

T

Graphic Design 2

4082

1.0

T

Multimedia

2176

1.0

T

Essentials of Interior & Textile Design

2296

0.5

T

Interior & Textile Merchandising

2297

0.5

A

Community Connections

2343

0.5

A

Career Connections

2344

0.5

A

Media Tech Workplace Experience

1466

1.0

A

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

5816

1.0

✔*

✔*

✔*

✔*

✔*

Recommended Electives Art

3D Computer Graphics

AP Art History

AP Studio Art

Art History

Ceramics 1 & 2

Design

Digital Photography 2

Principles of Illustration

Principles of Illustration 2

Jewelry 1 & 2

Painting 1 & 2

Printmaking

Sculpture 1

Studio Art

Survey of Fine Arts

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 Audio Visual Arts (AV) and Communications

Business Communications

Web Design

AP Language & Composition

College Speech

Creative Writing 1 & 2

Creative Writing for Publication

Debate/Advanced Debate/Debate 4

Forensics

Mythology

Principles of Marketing

Speech

Television/Video Production 1 & 2

Other Recommended Electives

Career Connections

Community Connections

Essentials of Interior & Textile

Interior & Textile Merchandising

Psychology

Professional and Leadership Studies (TCALC)

Sociology

World Languages

Design

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 Accounting

Advanced Entrepreneurship

Business Law

Consumer & Personal Finance

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Introduction to Business

Principles of Marketing

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Advanced Physical Science

Business Communications

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Career and Life Planning

2321

0.5

T

Human Growth and Development

2280

0.5

T

Teaching as a Career

2293

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Teaching Observation

2300

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Teaching Internship

2299

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

Recommended Electives

21st Century &  Global Communications

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Statistics

Career Connections

Community Connections

College Algebra

Consumer & Personal Finance

Current Social Issues

Debate/Forensics

Ethnic Studies

Issues in Psychology

Physics

Probability & Statistics

Professional &

Leadership Studies (TCALC)

Psychology

Sociology

Technical Writing (TCALC)

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Business*

2040

0.5

T

Entrepreneurship

2115

0.5

T

Consumer & Personal Finance*

2284

0.5

T

Business Law

2105

0.5

T

Accounting 1*

2079

0.5

T

Accounting 2*

2080

0.5

A

Advanced Accounting

2082

0.5

A

Banking and Finance

2090

0.5

A

Investing

2092

0.5

*Required course for concentrator designation

Recommended Electives

AP Statistics

Business Communications

Debate/Forensics

Probability & Statistics

Sociology

World Languages

Economics

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

Consumer & Personal Finance

World Languages

Debate/Forensics

Ethnic Studies

Issues in Psychology

Probability & Statistics

Psychology

Sociology

Current Social Issues

JROTC

Multimedia

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

Parenting

Current Social Issues

Functions and Trigonometry

Honors Biology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Human Growth & Development

Introduction to Weight Training

Pre-Calculus

Probability & Statistics

Nutrition and Wellness

Strength Conditioning

Toning, Fitness, and Conditioning

Biotechnology 1, 2, 3, 4

College Algebra

Culinary Essentials

Issues in Psychology

World Languages

Sociology

Psychology

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Career and Life Planning

2321

0.5

I

Introduction to Business

2040

0.5

T

Entrepreneurship

2115

0.5

T

Principles of Marketing

2181

1.0

T

Nutrition and Wellness

2257

0.5

T

Culinary Essentials

2264

0.5

T

Culinary Arts 1

2265

1.0

A

Community Connections

2343

0.5

A

Career Connections

2344

0.5

A

Culinary Applications

2266

1.0

Recommended Electives

Accounting 1 & 2

Advanced Entrepreneurship

Business Law

Debate/Forensics

Consumer & 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.

FAMILY, COMMUNITY & CONSUMER SERVICES

Level

Course Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Career and Life Planning

2321

0.5

T

Nutrition and Wellness

2257

0.5

T

Human Growth and Development

2280

0.5

✓ 

T

Parenting

2281

0.5

T

Consumer & Personal Finance

2284

0.5

T

Culinary Essentials

2264

0.5

T

Leadership Service in Action

2345

0.5

A

Community Connections

2343

0.5

A

Career Connections

2344

0.5

Recommended Electives

Accounting 1 & 2

AP Statistics

Current Social Issues

Debate/Forensics

Psychology

Sociology

Probability & Statistics

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Integrated Computer Applications

2049

0.5

T

Multimedia

2176

1.0

 

 

T

Web Design

2177

1.0

 

 

T

Graphic Design 2

4082

1.0

 

 

T

3D Computer Graphics

4092

1.0

 

 

 

 

A

Programming for the Web, Apps or Games

2182

1.0

A

Media Tech Workplace Experience

1466

1.0

 

 

A

Topics in Media Technology

2175

1.0

 

 

 

A

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

5816

1.0

*

*

*

*

*

Recommended Electives

21st Century Journalism

Advanced Publications –Newspaper

Digital Media Technology

Photojournalism & AV Production

Technology Services Aide

AP Statistics

Physics

Debate/Forensics

Probability & Statistics

World Languages

Advanced Publications - Yearbook

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 are available to all TPS high school students.

EMERGENCY AND FIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Level

Course Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Law and Public Service (TCALC)

2800

0.5

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

EMT (TCALC)

2804

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Fire Science I (TCALC)

2802

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Fire Science II (TCALC)

2803

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

Recommended Electives

21st Century Global Communications

Current Social Issues

Professional and Leadership Studies

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Issues in Psychology

Probability & Statistics

Business Communications

Technical Writing

World Language

Psychology

Sociology

Technical Math

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.

No Current TPS Pathways

Recommended Electives

Advanced Physical Science

Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design

College Algebra

Drafting/CAD 1

Economics

General Service 1 (Auto)

General Service 2 (Auto)

General Service 3 (Auto)

Introduction to Industrial Technology

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Business

2040

0.5

 

T

Principles of Marketing (Required)

2181

1.0

 

T

Entrepreneurship

2115

0.5

 

T

Web Design

2177

1.0

 

 

T

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

2172

0.5

T

Business Communications

2101

0.5

 

T

Accounting 1

2079

0.5

 

T

Accounting 2

2080

0.5

 

T

Multimedia

2176

1.0

 

T

Graphic Design 2

4082

1.0

 

A

Marketing Applications (Required)

2169

1.0

 

Recommended Electives

Advanced Accounting

Advanced Entrepreneurship

College Algebra

Debate/Forensics

Business Communications

World Languages

Economics

International Business

Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Biology

5640

1.0

I

Engineering Applications

5802

0.5

I

Integrated Computer Applications

2049

0.5

T

Human Anatomy and Physiology

5650

1.0

T

AP Biology

5645

1.0

T

Principles of Biomedical Science (TCALC)

5810

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Medical Interventions (TCALC)

5801

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

5816

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (STEM)

I

Integrated Computer Applications

2049

0.5

I

Engineering Applications (MS Only)

5802

0.5

T

Principles of Engineering (TCALC)

5806

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Introduction to Engineering Design (TCALC)

5808

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Robotics (TCALC)

5781

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Advanced Automation Robotics (TCALC)

5782

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (TCALC)

5820

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

5816

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

ENERGY

I

Integrated Computer Applications

2049

0.5

I

Engineering Applications

5802

0.5

T

Principles of Engineering (TCALC)

5806

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Robotics (TCALC)

5781

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

T

Energy Industry Fundamentals (TCALC)

5814

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

A

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

5816

1.0

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

✓*

Recommended Electives

21st Century Global Communications

Advanced Robotics

AP Calculus A/B and B/C

AP Chemistry

Environmental Science

Graphic Design 1

Graphic Design 2

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction of Industrial Technology

AP Physics

AP Statistics

Drafting/ CAD 1

Pre-Calculus

Professional and Leadership Studies

Technical Math

Technical Writing

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 Title

Code

Credits

HPHS

THS

TWHS

CC

HSA

I

Introduction to Transportation

2476

0.5

T

General Services 1

2477

1.0

A

General Services 2

2478

1.0

A

General Services 3

2479

1.0

Recommended Electives

AP Calculus AB and BC

AP Statistics

Drafting/CAD 1

Functions & Trigonometry

Physics

Pre-Calculus

Preconstruction

Probability and Statistics

Research and Design for Pre-Construction

World Languages

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Graduation Requirements & Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum

Subject Area

TPS Graduation Requirements

Kansas Regents Qualified Admissions Curriculum*

Kansas Scholars Curriculum

Language

Arts

4 Credits

1.0 English 9/ Honors English 9

1.0 English 10/ Honors 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 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

3 Credits

1.0 Must be Chemistry or Physics

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry

1.0 Physics

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 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 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

World

Language

2 Credits

(Same Language)

Physical

Education

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

Fine Arts

1 Credit


Financial

Literacy

.5 Credit

Consumer &  Personal Finance or Economics or Entrepreneurship

Elective

Credits

8.5 Credits

Decisions about additional electives coursework should be guided by the student’s chosen career cluster and pathway.

3 Approved Units

English, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Computer/Information Systems, Foreign Language, Personal Finance, Speech, Debate, Forensics, Journalism, Career and Technical Education

        

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 2016-2017 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 Classifications

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:

Classification

Credits Required

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

4082

Graphic Design 2

4050

Art History

4110

Jewelry 1

4055

Advanced Placement Art History

4111

Jewelry 2

4080

Ceramics 1

1466

Media Technology: Workplace Experience

4081

Ceramics 2

4120

Painting 1

4070

Design

4123

Painting 2

4137

Digital Photography 1

4130

Printmaking

4138

Digital Photography 2

4140

Sculpture 1

4102

Principles of Illustration

4141

Sculpture 2

4103

Principles of Illustration 2

4150

Studio Art

4077

Graphic Design 1

4155

Advanced Placement Studio Art

4060

Survey of Fine Arts

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 currently 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 non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)

4

Years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)

Courses That Can Be Taken More Than Once

Fine Arts  - Arts

4091

3D Computer Graphics

4103

Principles of Illustration 2

4150

Studio Art

4079

Graphic Design 2

4155

AP Studio Art

4111

Jewelry 2

4081

Ceramics 2

4123

Painting 2

4136

Digital Photography 2

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

3716

Photojournalism & AV Production

3710        

Advanced Publications - Newspaper

1393

Stagecraft 3

3721

Advanced Publications - Yearbook

3761

Topeka West Players

3754

Advanced Theatre Ensemble

3476

Creative Writing for Publication

Miscellaneous

1320

Classroom Assistant

1385

Mentor Leadership

8590

Gifted Independent Study

1360

Office Assistant

1390

Independent Study

1389

Peer Tutor Program

1350

Library Assistant

1450

Work for Credit

1335

Math Aide Program

1442

TV/Video Production 2

1339

Technology Services Aide

Physical Education

6410

Adaptive Physical Education

6437

Physical Education Senior Leader

6434

Advanced Physical Education 1

6463

Precisión 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 coursework 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 postsecondary 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 (TW)

Introduction to Physics

Y

3

AP Literature & Composition

Freshman Composition & Intro to Literature

Y

6

AP US History 1

History of the US I

S

3

AP US History 2

History of the US II

S

3

College Algebra

College Algebra

S

3

AP Statistics (TH)

Statistics

Y

3

College Public Speaking

Public Speaking

S

3

Leadership Studies 1 (TW)

Exploring the Concept of Leadership

S

3

Spanish 3 & 4 (TW)

Beginning Spanish

Y

4

French 3 & 4 (TW)

Beginning French

Y

4

Mandarin Chinese 3 & 4 (TH)

Beginning Mandarin Chinese

Y

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.

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

3441

Honors  English 9

3535

AP Literature and Composition

3443

Honors  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

564

AP Biology

5695

AP Physics 1

5691

AP Physics C

5689

AP Physics 2

5685

AP Chemistry

5644

Honors Biology

5660

AP Environmental Science

5679

Honors Chemistry

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

1472

Leadership Studies 3

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. 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 a 3.50 grade point average receive a bar to place on the letter.

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. Applications are available in the counseling offices.

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

ACT Aspire - Freshmen & Sophomores

PSAT – Sophomores &  Juniors  (National Merit)

ACT – Juniors & Seniors  

SAT – Juniors & Seniors

ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - Juniors & Seniors

AP – Advanced Placement Exams - Juniors & Seniors

Graduation Requirements for Exchange Students

Exchange students must meet all graduation requirements to receive a diploma and to participate in commencement ceremonies.  Exchange students should inform building administration early in the fall semester if they desire to obtain a diploma.

Applications must be made prior to July 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 staff will determine grade placement.

For further information please review Board Policy 8025-03.

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 homeschooled 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:

  1. The student makes a formal request to the Cluster Advisor or School Counselor for a schedule change, identifying one or more of the valid reasons for a course change.  The student also provides his/her reasons for the request.
  2. The request for schedule change is reviewed by the School Counselor and Advisor
  3. Upon review, the student’s schedule may or may not be revised
  4. Requests must be submitted by the third full day of class

Valid Reasons for petitioning a schedule change include:

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.gifAdvancement Via Individual Determination – HPHS & THS

 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 other elective courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.

The AVID Elective: AVID students are expected to enroll in honors and/or Advanced Placement®, as well as AVID Elective. AVID Elective is one period a day where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and inquiry, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.

 English Language Learners - HPHS, THS & TWHS

The ELL programs support 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 designation with a focus on International Studies 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 designation with an emphasis in International Studies 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 they wish.

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

3680 Mythology

3842 French 2

3691 World Literature 1

3843 French 3

3692 World Literature 2

3844 French 4

3744 Advanced Debate

3846 Advanced French

3745 Debate 4

3851 German 1

5710 Ecology

3852 German 2

6129 AP Comparative Government and Politics

3853 German 3

6210 Ethnic Studies

3854 German 4

6217 Hispanic Studies

3856 Advanced German

1467 International Studies Senior Capstone Project

3891 Spanish 1

3616 Hispanic Literature

3892 Spanish 2

Each Course is 1.0 Units

3893 Spanish 3

1314 MCJROTC Leadership Education IV

3894 Spanish 4

3545 AP Language and Composition

3895 AP Spanish Language

3535 AP Literature and Composition

3900 Honors Heritage Spanish

4055 AP Art History

3950 Español Para Hispanohablantes 1

5660 AP Environmental Science

3951 Español Para Hispanohablantes 2

6145 AP European History

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

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 - HPHS, THS, and TWHS

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

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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 3 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:

  1. Leadership Studies I
  2. Leadership Studies II *Leadership Studies I and II cannot be taken concurrently
  1. -Applications due October 15th and March 15th
  1. 25 Hours of Community Service Junior Year
  2. 25 Hours of Community Service Senior Year
  3. 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 fulfil 4.0 total credits.

*Distinction will be available starting with the class of 2017

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:

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

 

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1.0

Courses By Department

Business Education- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

2040

Introduction to Business

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2049

Integrated Computer Applications

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

8,9,10,11,12

.5

2079

Accounting 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2080

Accounting 2

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2082

Advanced Accounting

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2090

Banking & Finance

TWHS

11,12

.5

2092

Investing

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

2169

Marketing Applications

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2172

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

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

2180

Programming for the Web, Apps or Games

THS

11,12

1.0

2181

Principles of Marketing

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

English Language Learners – course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

3790

ESOL Fundamentals

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3791

ESOL 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3792

ESOL 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3793

ESOL 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3794

ESOL 4

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3900

Honors Heritage Spanish

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3950

Espa Para Hispanohablates 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3951

Espanol Para Hispanohablates 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

Family and Consumer Science- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

2257

Nutrition & Wellness

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2264

Culinary Essentials

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2265

Culinary Arts 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2266

Culinary Applications

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2280

Human Growth & Development

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2281

Parenting

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

2284

Consumer & Personal Finance

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9, 10, 1112

.5

2288

Child Development

HSA

9,10,11,12

.5

2311

Balancing Family & Career

HSA

10, 11, 12

.5

2321

Career & Life Planning

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

8,9,10,11,12

.5

2343

Community Connections

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

2344

Career Connections

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

2345

Leadership Service in Action

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

Fine Arts- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

1391

Stagecraft 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1392

Stagecraft 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1393

Stagecraft 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3661

The Great Plays

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11,12

.5

3735

Forensics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9, 10, 11, 12

.5

3744

Advanced Debate

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11, 12

.5

3745

Debate 4

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

.5

3751

Acting 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.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

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

4050

Art History

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

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

8,9,10,11,12

.5

4077

Graphic Design 1

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4082

Graphic Design 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

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

4102

Principles of Illustration

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

4103

Principles of Illustration 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

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

THS

TWHS

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

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

7950

Technical Writing (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

3415

Advanced Grammar

HSA

11,12

.5

3441

Honors English 9

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

3443

Honors English 10

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10

1.0

3445

English 10

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10

1.0

3450

English  9

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

3471

Creative Writing 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

3472

Creative Writing 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

3474

Graphic Novel

TWHS

11, 12

.5

3476

Creative Writing for Publication

TWHS

11, 12

.5

3521

English 11

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11

1.0

3535

Advanced Placement Literature & Composition

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

3433

Senior Composition

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

12

.5

3545

Advanced Placement

Language & Composition

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

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 10-11

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11

.5 or 1.0

3120

Literacy Workshop 9

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

.5 or 1.0

SPEECH

3727

21st Century Global Communications (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

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 & AV Production

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

3723N

Advanced Publications (Newspaper)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3723Y

Advanced Publications (Yearbook)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

Mathematics- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

7900

Technical Math (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

5024

Pre-Algebra

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

5110

Algebra 1

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

8,9,10,11,12

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

5154H

Honors Geometry

(2 periods, 2nd Sem.)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

5106

Extending Algebra & Geometry

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

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

5210

Probability & 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

CODE

COURSE TITLE

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

1339

Technology Services Aide

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1340

ACT Prep

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

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 Nov. 15 or April 15.)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

12

.5

8590

Independent Study – Gifted

(Request due by Nov. 15 or April 15.)

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

1415

Academic Support

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

NC

1450

Work for Credit

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

12

.5

1467

International Studies Capstone Project

THS

12

.5

1468

AP Capstone Seminar

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

1542

High School Success maker 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

1440

Video Production (fine arts elective)

THS

11, 12

1.0

1441

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

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

1442

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

TWHS

11,12

.5

2293

Teaching as a Career

(TCALC-Quinton Heights)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2299

Teaching Internship

(TCALC-Quinton Heights)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2800

Intro to Law & Public Service (TCALC)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10

.5

2802

Fire Science 1 (TCALC)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2803

Fire Science II (TCALC)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

2804

EMT (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

5816

Project Management & Resource Scheduling (TCALC)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

7905

Professional and Leadership Studies (TCALC)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THSS

TWHS

11, 12

.5

9215

JAG Fr.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

HPHS

9

1.0

9220

JAG So.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

HPHS

10

1.0

9200

JAG Jr.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11

1.0

9210

JAG Sr.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

Physical Education- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

6410

Adaptive PE

HPHS

THS

TWHS

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 & 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

Precisión 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

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

RESOURCE

8705

Reading Improvement A

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8703

Reading Improvement B1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8706

Reading Improvement B2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8704

Reading Improvement C

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

8716

English Language Arts 9

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

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

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

THS

TWHS

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

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8740

Communications

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8743

English Language Arts 10

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10

1.0

8744

Resource Algebra

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8745

English Language Arts 11

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11

1.0

8750

Geometry

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

8755

Algebra Part 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8756

Algebra Part 2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION

8363

English Language Arts 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

8364

English Language Arts 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10

1.0

8365

English Language Arts 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11

1.0

8422

Fundamentals of Environmental Science

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8423

Fundamentals of Zoology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8427

Fundamentals of US History 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8439

Simple Meals

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8442

Work Study

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8443

Leisure Time

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8450

Consumer Economics

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8455

Home Living Skills

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8459

Functional Communications

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8460

Functional Reading

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8461

Reading for Enjoyment

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8462

Practical Writing

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8466

Music Education

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8468

Arts/Crafts for Life

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8469

Fundamentals of Biology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

8470

Functional Math

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8471

Fundamentals of Ecology

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8473

Fundamentals of Botany

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8474

Recreations/Leisure Life Skills

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8476

Practical Math for Life

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11, 12

1.0

8479

Personal Health

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10, 11, 12

.5

8482

Fundamentals of US History 2 & 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11

1.0

8483

Fundamentals of Government

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

.5

8487

Fundamentals of World History

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9

1.0

8492

Personal Grooming

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8495

Prevocational Skills

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

8496

Vocational Training

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

8502

Daily Living Skills

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8503

Design

CCS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8504

Art for Living

CCS

HPHS

THS

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

THS

TWHS

9,10

1.0

8522

Survey of Music

CCS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

8537

Survey of Technology

CCS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

ROTC- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

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

11,12

1.0

Science- course descriptions

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

5570

Earth Science

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

5571

Space Science

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

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 (TCALC)

CCS

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

10,11,12

.5

5672

Physical Science 2

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

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

5679

Honors Chemistry

HPHS

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

5698

Advanced Placement Physics C

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

5700

Astronomy

THS

TWHS

11,12

.5

5710

Ecology

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

5781

Robotics (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5782

Advanced Automation Robotics (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

5800

Science Lab Assistant

HPHS

11,12

1.0

5801

Medical Interventions (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5808

Introduction to Engineering Design (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5806

Principles of Engineering (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5810

Principles of Biomedical Science (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

5814

Energy Industry Fundamentals (TCALC)

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

5820

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (TCALC)

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

11, 12

1.0

Social Studies- course descriptions 

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

1470

Leadership Studies 1

TWHS

10,11,12

.5

1471

Leadership Studies 2

TWHS

11,12

.5

1472

Leadership Studies 3

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

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 & 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

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 

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CCS

HPHS

HSA

THS

TWHS

GRADE

CREDITS

2430

Introduction to Industrial Technology

CCS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

.5

2436

Drafting/CAD 1

CCS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2437

Architectural Design

CCS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2438

Carpentry

CCS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

2449

Research & Design for Pre-Construction

TWHS

11,12

1.0

2481

Woodworking Principles

CCS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

2482

Furniture & Cabinetry Fabrication

CCS

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

CODE

COURSE TITLE

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

THS

12

1.0

3841

French 1

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3842

French 2

CCS

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3843

French 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

3844

French 4

HPHS

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

3846

Advanced French

THS

12

1.0

3847

French 5

TWHS

12

1.0

3851

German 1

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3852

German 2

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3853

German 3

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

3854

German 4

THS

TWHS

12

1.0

3856

Advanced German

THS

12

1.0

3857

German 5

TWHS

12

1.0

3891

Spanish 1

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3892

Spanish 2

HPHS

THS

TWHS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3893

Spanish 3

HPHS

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3894

Spanish 4

HPHS

THS

TWHS

11,12

1.0

3895

Advanced Placement Spanish Language

THS

TWHS

10,11,12

1.0

3897

Spanish 5

TWHS

12

1.0

3900

Honors Heritage Spanish

HPHS

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3950

Español Para Hispanohablantes 1

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

3951

Español Para Hispanohablantes 2

THS

9,10,11,12

1.0

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Business Education

2040        INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

This course introduces students to the world of business.  The course is an overview of the business functions including accounting, business ownerships, economics, finance, human resources and risk management.  This course prepares students for enrollment into advanced business courses.  In addition, students will develop business knowledge and skills for use in everyday life.  HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Standard

2049        INTEGRATED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (S) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The course will teach the fundamentals of computer application software.  It is designed to emphasize the learning and practicing of software features. Major areas of study will include word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and integration.  Students will be expected to demonstrate career development skills such as: time management, work ethic, materials management, and communication skills--verbal, nonverbal, written and listening. Attendance and work ethic in the workplace is a vital component of this class and will be strongly emphasized. CCS HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Standard

2079        ACCOUNTING 1 (S) 10, 11, 12

This course introduces the student to basic accounting principles necessary for performing a variety of  accounting activities, some of which include analyzing transactions, journalizing transactions, maintaining ledger accounts, and preparing financial statements such as Balance Sheets and Income Statements.  The course provides personal use and/or entry-level employment skills.  HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

2081        ACCOUNTING 2 (S) 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Accounting 1(2079)

This course prepares students for entry-level employment and college level accounting.  Proper procedures for maintaining financial records of various types of businesses are emphasized.  HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

2082         ADVANCED ACCOUNTING (Y) 11, 12

Prerequisite: Accounting 1 (2079), Accounting 2 (2080), and Introduction to Business (2040)

This course focuses on advanced accounting principles and procedures for departmentalized businesses, corporations, and manufacturing concerns including cost accounting. Industry standard automated accounting software will be used.  HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2090         BANKING AND FINANCE (S) 11, 12

Prerequisite: Accounting 1 (2079), Accounting 2 (2080), and Introduction to Business (2040)

This course provides students with an overview of the American monetary and banking system as well as types of financial institutions and the services and products that they offer. Course content may include government regulations; checking, savings, and money market accounts; loans; investments; and negotiable instruments. Students will be working with a local financial institution to operate a school bank.  TWHS Optional

 

2092         INVESTING (S) 11, 12

Prerequisite: Accounting 1 (2079), Accounting 2 (2080) and Introduction to Business (2040)

This course emphasizes the formulation of business and individual investment decisions by comparing and contrasting the investment qualities of cash, stock, bonds, and mutual funds. Students typically review annual reports, predict growth rates, and analyze trends. Stock market simulations are often incorporated into investing courses. Students will be working with a local financial institution to operate a school bank. TWHS Optional

2101         BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (S) 10, 11, 12                                                                             

This course improves writing and listening skills.  Good English skills, business letter writing, job application techniques and other business communication skills are studied and practiced.  This course may be used to meet the Language Arts elective. HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

2105         BUSINESS LAW (S) Years 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to Business (2040), US History 2 (6112)

This course introduces students to our legal system, specifically involving civil law, and its relationship to business activities in our society.  Topics include, but not limited to: comparisons to criminal law, contracts, consumer law, torts, employment, law, property rights, banking law, credit law, and business ownership. HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2106        INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (S)  10, 11, 12

This course presents the basic foundations of business within the global economy.  The components of a global economy to be included in the course include: different cultures, government, business organizations, import/export/trade relations, international finance, legal agreements, entrepreneurship, management principles, and career exploration.  Group interaction, decision-making and problem-solving skills are practiced within the course of study. THS Optional

2115         ENTREPRENEURSHIP (S) 10, 11, 12

This course introduces the concept of entrepreneurship and the importance of small business to Kansas, United States, and world economics.  Students learn about the basic aspects of owning and operating a small business.  Students will develop their own “paper” business plan and form a student company to learn marketing strategy, financing, and management skills.  This course fulfills the graduation requirements for consumer education.  Both Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship must be taken in sequential order in the same school year. HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS  Enrollment Based

2117         ADVANCED ENTREPRENEURSHIP (S)   10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Entrepreneurship (2115)

This course is a continuation of Entrepreneurship.  Students will continue to master the major principles associated with owning and operating a small business.  To successfully complete the course, students are required to write an extensive plan on the business of their choice.  Students who successfully complete the business plan will be eligible to compete for various scholarships and will receive a Biz Pack.  Excellent attendance is vital to meet the requirements of this class.  Both Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship must be taken in sequential order in the same school year. HPHS  THS  TWHS Enrollment Based

2169         MARKETING APPLICATIONS (Y) 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Principles of Marketing (2181)

Marketing Applications furthers student understanding and skills in the various marketing functions.  Students coordinate channel management with other marketing activities, discuss the nature of marketing plans, generate product ideas, coordinate activities in the promotional mix, and demonstrate specialized sales processes and techniques.  Economic and financial concepts are also stressed throughout the course.  Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete the projects.  Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.  Formal reflection is an ongoing component of the course along with four projects. This course is required before enrolling in any marketing application-level course. HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2172         SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (S) 10, 11, 12                                                        

Prerequisite: Intro to Business (2040)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to a specialized topic in marketing of student and faculty interest.  This course examines the rapidly developing sports industry from a strategic marketing perspective.  It is based on the belief that the best marketing practices employed by the more traditional consumer goods and business-to- business organizations can be effectively applied to organizations that produce sports as their primary product.  The course is designed to familiarize students with the terms and tools needed in sports industry and to develop skills that assist critical thinking or continued success in this unique business setting. HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2175         TOPICS IN MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (Y) 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Web Design (2177)

This course is for students to further their knowledge in various software of their choosing. The students will use resources available online and in the classroom to create advanced projects. Topics could include programming (CSS, JAVA, etc.), advanced PhotoShop, video creating, new/evolving software, and/or courses from postsecondary institutions. The student will be need to have a plan of what software, goals and projects he wants to have additional expertise in. The accumulated portfolio will contain completed projects. HPHS  THS  TWHS  Enrollment based

2176         MULTIMEDIA (Y) 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:   Integrated Computer Applications (2049)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of industry-standard software for personal, creative and business use. The students will create presentations (PowerPoint and/or Prezi), manipulate photos (PhotoShop), make 3D home models (Sketchup), make movies (iMovie/MovieMaker), edit music loops (GarageBand/Audacity), create desktop publishing projects (InDesign), create animations (Flash) and get a sampling of other software/skills (HTML – for the web, Illustrator – drawing, and FireWorks). Students will develop an electronic portfolio of the skills they develop with these tools. A final project using a variety of software and techniques learned throughout the year will be required at the end of the course.  HPHS  HSA THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2177         WEB DESIGN (Y) 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Multimedia (2176)

Students will use DreamWeaver (industry-standard software), HTML and CSS to create web sites.  Additional programming skills, such as JAVA scripting, J’Query and other available, current tools will be used to further refine web sites. Students will create their own web site and research current codes in a variety of languages to enhance their web sites. PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator and FireWorks will be used as needed to edit photos, graphics and images for web sites.  Throughout the year students will update and maintain the school’s web site. During the second semester of this course students will recreate the school’s existing web site, if needed, and create sites for the community. Attendance and work ethic in the workplace is a vital component of this class and will be strongly emphasized. HPHS  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

2181         PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (Y) 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to Business (2040)

Principles of Marketing courses offer students insight into the processes affecting the flow of goods and services from the producer to the consumer. Course content ranges considerably as general marketing principles such as purchasing, distribution, and sales are covered; however, a major emphasis is often placed on kinds of markets; market identification; product planning, packaging, and pricing; and business management. This course is required prior to any technical or application-level course. HPHS HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2182         PROGRAMMING THE WEB, APPS OR GAMES (Y) 11, 12

Prerequisite: Integrated Computer Applications (2049) & Web Design (2177)

Programming for the Web, Apps or Games is an application-level course in the Web & Digital Pathway. Programming languages can be applied to a variety of projects.  Students will independently research and learn a variety of computer languages to design websites, phone apps, and/or games.  Students will be encourage to utilize business partnerships in developing and designing the project(s).  Independent learning and completing actual projects with that learning will be expected. THS Enrollment based

 

English Language Learners

3790         ESOL Foundations  (Non English Speaking) (Y) 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Placement

This English Language Learner (ELL) course is designed for mastery of the English language for non-English speakers, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. ELL courses usually begin with extensive listening and speaking practice, building on auditory and oral skills, and then move on to reading and writing. This course provides an explanation of basic structures of the English language, enabling students to progress from an elementary understanding of English words and verb tenses to a more comprehensive grasp of various formal and informal styles and then advance to general education English courses. ELL classes may also include an orientation to the customs and culture of the diverse population in the United States. HPHS  THS Optional

3791         ESOL  1  (Y) 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Placement

This English Language Learner (ELL) course is designed for mastery of the English language for students with limited English proficiency, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. ELL courses usually begin with extensive listening and speaking practice, building on auditory and oral skills, and then move on to reading and writing. This course provides an explanation of basic structures of the English language, enabling students to progress from an elementary understanding of English words and verb tenses to a more comprehensive grasp of various formal and informal styles and then advance to general education English courses. ELL classes may also include an orientation to the customs and culture of the diverse population in the United States. HPHS  THS Optional

3792         ESOL 2  (Y) 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Placement

This English Language Learner (ELL) course is designed for mastery of the English language for students who have fulfilled 3791 LEP requirements.  ELL courses usually begin with extensive listening and speaking practice, building on auditory and oral skills, and then move on to reading and writing. This course provides an explanation of basic structures of the English language, enabling students to progress from an elementary understanding of English words and verb tenses to a more comprehensive grasp of various formal and informal styles and then advance to general education English courses. ELL classes may also include an orientation to the customs and culture of the diverse population in the United States. HPHS  THS Optional

 

3793         ESOL 3 (Y) 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Placement

This English Language Learner (ELL) course is designed for mastery of the English language for students who have fulfilled 3792 LEP requirements.  ELL courses usually begin with extensive listening and speaking practice, building on auditory and oral skills, and then move on to reading and writing. This course provides an explanation of basic structures of the English language, enabling students to progress from an elementary understanding of English words and verb tenses to a more comprehensive grasp of various formal and informal styles and then advance to general education English courses. ELL classes may also include an orientation to the customs and culture of the diverse population in the United States. HPHS  THS Optional

3794         ESOL 4 (Y) 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Placement

This English Language Learner (ELL) course is designed for mastery of the English language for students who have fulfilled 3792 LEP requirements.  ELL courses usually begin with extensive listening and speaking practice, building on auditory and oral skills, and then move on to reading and writing. This course provides an explanation of basic structures of the English language, enabling students to progress from an elementary understanding of English words and verb tenses to a more comprehensive grasp of various formal and informal styles and then advance to general education English courses. ELL classes may also include an orientation to the customs and culture of the diverse population in the United States. HPHS  THS Optional                                                                                            

 

Family and Consumer Sciences

2257         NUTRITION AND WELLNESS (S) 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to encourage students to adopt and practice behavior choices that will improve lifelong personal and family wellness.  Students will participate in the preparation of nutritious foods. CCS HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2264         CULINARY ESSENTIALS (S) 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                                   

This comprehensive course provides students with knowledge and skills related to commercial and institutional food service establishments. Course topics range widely, but usually include sanitation and safety procedures, nutrition and dietary guidelines, food preparation (and quantity food production), and meal planning and presentation. Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Service courses may include both “back-of-house” and “front-of-the-house” experiences, and may therefore also cover reservation systems, customer service, and restaurant/business management. ServSafe curriculum will also be taught in the course and upon successful completion of the certification exam, a student will receive an industry recognized credential. CCS  HPHS  THS  TWHS Enrollment based.

 

2265         CULINARY ARTS 1 (Y) 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Culinary Essentials (2264)

This course is a general skill specialty course to focus on skills generally recognized as important to the field of culinary arts and in the restaurant industry. Topics will include plating, garnishes, soups, sauces, main dish presentation, and prevention measures for common illnesses. Bakery and desserts will be introduced, but not the main focus of this course. Catering experiences may be included as well as observations of those already in the field that are responsible for these areas in food production or a culinary kitchen.   CCS  HPHS  THS  TWHS Enrollment based.

 

2266         CULINARY APPLICATIONS (Y) 11, 12                                                                                        

Prerequisites: Culinary Essentials (2264) and Culinary Arts 1 (2265)

This course applies the skills needed in the culinary arts profession.  It includes the application of skills within a school-based, community-based experience or work-based internship and will cover an introduction of all aspects of an industry.  Students enrolled in this course are expected to have mastered skills in the culinary field so that they are able to apply them in authentic experiences following industry standards and regulations.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to earn ServSafe Certification, an industry recognized credential.   HPHS  THS TWHS Optional

 

2280         HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

This course focuses on the different ways humans grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.  Topics will include conditions that influence human growth and development such as heredity, environment, and interpersonal relationships throughout one’s lifespan.  Students will understand how self-concept is developed and formed to impact decisions made throughout life. CCS HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2281         PARENTING (S) 10, 11, 12

This course provides an in-depth study of parenting the young child. Topics such as parental relationships, pregnancy, birth, and the development of the child from infancy through the preschool years are discussed. CCS  HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2284         CONSUMER & PERSONAL FINANCE (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

Consumer & Personal Finance provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in managing one’s personal finances.  Topics may include savings and investing, credit, insurance, taxes and social security, spending patterns and budget planning, contracts, and consumer protection.  These courses may also provide an overview of the American economy.  This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement.  CCS   HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Standard

 

2288         CHILD DEVELOPMENT (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: TB test

The Child Development Lab is a part of the Parent Child Learning Center for Hope Street student parents. A teen parent participates in the class, while his/her infant or toddler attends the child care center. The class provides students with the opportunity to learn the basics of caring for a child, understand the growth and development of children, observe and interact with infants and toddlers, and explore careers related to children. This course may be repeated.  HSA Optional

 

2311         BALANCING CAREER AND FAMILY (S) 10, 11, 12

This course focuses on the individual and his/her relationships and roles as family member, parent, employee, citizen, and leader.  Students will learn skills needed to be competent in the family and workplace.  Communication, decision-making and stress management will be discussed along with family crisis issues. HSA Enrollment based

 

2321         CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING (S) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

This semester class is designed to help each student explore a life-management plan for life beyond high school. Strategies designed for caring for self and others, career success, and coordinating personal and career responsibilities will be covered. Personal life choices made now and throughout life determine quality of life for the present and future. CCS  HPHS  HSA  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

2343         COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS (S) 11, 12

                Prerequisite: minimum of 1.5 credits in an approved CTE pathway

Community Connections course provide community based/school based learning experiences mainly within the family and consumer sciences classroom.  Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and community partners to create experiences and/or discussions to enhance the development of the 21st century skills (i.e., leadership, empathy, communication, problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking, and resource management) needed to be successful in human services/family and consumer sciences related careers. This course may be taken multiple times for credit. CCS  HPHS HSA  THS  TWHS  Enrollment based

 

2344         CAREER CONNECTIONS (S) 11, 12                                                                                            

                Prerequisite: minimum of 1.5 credits in an approved CTE pathway

Career Connections course provide human services/family and consumer sciences related work-based learning experiences (paid or unpaid) outside the traditional classroom.  Learning goals are set by the student, teacher and employer/adult mentor to create field experiences and/or discussions related to human services/family and consumer sciences occupational technical skills.  This course may be taken multiple times for credit. CCS  HPHS HSA  THS  TWHS  Enrollment based

 

2345         LEADERSHIP SERVICE IN ACTION (S) 11, 12

                Prerequisite: At least one technical level course in the pathway

Leadership Service in Action course provide students with the opportunity to analyze real world issues of concern, refine an action plan and apply leadership, teamwork, and decision making skills through civic engagement and service learning within Family and Consumer Sciences.  The course promotes empowerment of students to assume advocacy roles in family, community and FCS/human services business and industry environments.   CCS  HPHS HSA  THS  TWHS  Enrollment based

 

Fine Arts

3661         THE GREAT PLAYS (S) 10, 11, 12

This reading course is designed to acquaint the student with well-known dramatic literature through reading aloud, silent reading, listening to recordings, and seeing both live and filmed productions; no acting will occur. Although a chronological sequence starting with Greek tragedy will be followed, the emphasis will be on modern theater.  HPHS  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

3735        FORENSICS (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

                Prerequisite:  Student must have passed 5 classes the previous semester to meet KSHSAA requirements.

This course provides an opportunity for students interested in speech and drama to improve their skills through participation in speech contests.  Some performance will be done outside of class for civic organizations in the city.  This course fulfills the speech or fine arts requirements.  Students should expect to commit between 3-5 hours per week outside of class.  HPHS  THS  TWHS Standard

3744         ADVANCED DEBATE (S) 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Novice Debate (3741), Consent, and Student must have passed 5 classes the previous semester to meet KSHSAA requirements This course is for students with debate experience who wish to continue participation in debate activities. Students should expect to commit between 3-5 hours per week outside of class. Students must participate in weekend competitions.  HPHS  THS  TWHS Standard

3745         DEBATE 4 (S)   12

Prerequisite:  Novice Debate (3741), Consent, and Student must have passed 5 classes the previous semester to meet KSHSAA requirements This course is for 4th year debaters and is weighted. The class is focused on more complex argumentation and analysis of the current debate topic. Students are expected to increase their research considerably and also serve as squad leaders for first-third year debaters. The grade for the fourth year of debate will be weighted. This course may fulfill the speech or fine arts requirements. Students should expect to commit between 3-5 hours per week outside of class. THS  TWHS Optional

 

1391         STAGECRAFT 1 (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

This course trains students in basic stagecraft techniques of scenery design, construction, and lighting.  Students will have opportunities to earn class credit by serving as a crew member for one or more productions and by attending/viewing performances in the evening. HPHS  THS  TWHS Standard

 

1392         STAGECRAFT 2 (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

                Prerequisite: Stagecraft 1 (1391)

This course extends students’ learning of basic stagecraft techniques of scenery design, construction, and lighting by providing them laboratory experiences.  Students will have opportunities to earn class credit by serving as a crew member for one or more productions and by attending/viewing performances in the evening.  HPHS  THS  TWHS Enrollment based

 

1393         STAGECRAFT 3 (Y) 10, 11, 12

                Prerequisite: Stagecraft 2 (1392)

This course extends students’ learning of stagecraft techniques of scenery design, construction, and lighting.  Students will have opportunities to earn class credit by serving as a crew member for one or more productions and by attending/viewing performances in the evening. This course may be repeated for credit.  HPHS  THS