WHITEHALL SCHOOL DISTRICT

2019-2020

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HS (9-12) Course Offerings/Descriptions

Students and Families of Whitehall School District:

        

Welcome to the 2018-2019 edition of the Whitehall Schools course offerings and descriptions. Please look it over carefully.  It is important that you spend time studying and reflecting on your future educational plans as you make your course selections and plans for high school. 

Develop a 4 year plan and choose accordingly.  Please choose only those classes that you fully intend to take.  

For a brief description of  courses being offered, use this catalog.  For more detailed information, please consult the department instructors, school counselor, our administrators, or registrar.  It is important that you understand what courses must be taken and what the requirements are both for high school graduation at Whitehall and/or the individual college or university you intend to enroll after graduation.

Students are  required to schedule a minimum of eight credits. Most semester long classes earn ½ credit.  One of the 9 periods is Academic and Career Planning and one class can be a study hall.  You should also request some  elective classes as alternates.

All students are required to have a minimum of 26 credits* for graduation.  The following are required credits:

The remaining credits are taken through elective coursework.

*The graduation requirements for students at Whitehall High School do not necessarily meet the admission requirements of technical colleges and universities.  If students have questions about classes or want to review current college or university admission requirements, please consult with the school  counselor.

Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of the school district that no person be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability as required by section 118.13 of the statutes.  This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of the 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (race, color, national origin), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability).  The district shall provide appropriate educational services or programs for students who have been identified as having a handicap or disability, regardless of the nature or severity of the handicap or disability.  The district shall also provide for the reasonable accommodation of a stude

nt’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements.  Request for religious accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal.


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Agriculture Department

Art Department

Business Education/Technology Department

Business CO-OP Offerings

English Department

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) & Health Sciences Education Department

Career Programs of Study

Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Health Sciences Education

Foreign Language - Spanish

Health/Physical Education Department

Industrial Technology Department

Mathematics Department

Computer Science

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Music Department

Science Department

Social Studies Department

Technical College Courses

University Credit Courses


Agriculture Department

Basic Overview

Title: Ag in Motion                                                        Course No:  AG 003

Length:  Fall SemesterIMG_20161103_104441390.jpg

Grade Level:  9 & 10        

Raise plants in the high tunnel and animals in the classroom! More and more people want to know how to grow and raise their own food, from seed or egg to their own plate.  Students enrolled in this class will have full access to the new hoop house to grow crops for their own families as well as our community.  We will discover the growth and raising of fertile eggs to processing chickens and experience raising a variety of animals for consumption.  Students will take into account the cutting edge of technology as we explore drones, GPS, biotechnology and energy systems as well as food processing.  This class will build your foundation if you are potentially seeking to take any additional upper level classes in plant or animal science or considering plant or animal studies as a career choice.  This class is suggested before any CO-OP class is taken.  

Pathway: Animal Science, Plant Science and Food Processing and Products

Title:          The Great Outdoors                                                Course No: AG 004        

Length:  Spring Semester                                IMG_20150306_111940_211.jpg

Grade Level: 9 & 10

Be outside!  Careers in the environmental science areas are in high demand!  This class will prepare you for a future career in natural resources including water, forestry, energy, land and wildlife.  Hiking and camping as recreational activities will be explored.  The winter survival day is a favorite activity!  Several field trips and guest speakers will help to make class interesting and offer hands on action.  Students will spend a great deal of time outdoors including participation in Trout Stream Restoration and other environmental projects within the community.   Let’s help you prepare for the future of protecting our environment in exciting surroundings. This class is recommended before taking the Environmental Science CO-OP class.

Pathway: Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Title: Introduction to Ag-Processing                                        Course No: AG 008

Length of Course: semester

Grade Level:  10,11,12

The largest industry in Wisconsin is the food industry.  The processing of raw products into food is the focus of this class.   Lab activities include processing cheese and other dairy products, creation of new food products to include beverages, candy and new ways to get people to eat their fruits and veggies by making them more appealing.  Products beyond food will also be explored! Some of what we work with is grown on school grounds.   Field trips to local processing plants and guest speakers will be helpful in getting real world experience. This class is suggested to take before the CO-OP Ag. Processing class in Arcadia.

Pathway: Food Products and Processing

Title: Veterinary Science*LS                                                Course No. AG 018

Length: Semester  (offered in the spring)IMG_20161011_094007476.jpg

Grade Level: 10 & 11                                                                  *½ local science credit

Prepare yourself for a successful career in the animal science industry as we explore the anatomy and physiology of animals through hands on labs of each system, learn and practice veterinary technician skills to include: restraints, medical terminology, drug dosage, tools used and common management as an animal owner, both large and small. Focus of this class will be on small animals. Students who are interested in veterinary science, vet tech, production animal science or animal owners will benefit from this introductory class.  Field trips, guest speakers, job shadow opportunities and labs will make this class relevant to the real world.  This class is suggested to take before the CO-OP Animal Science class held in Whitehall. 

Pathway: Animal Science

Title:          Animal Science-*ES                                                Course No: AG 005                

Length:  Fall Semester                                                No. Periods:  2 Credit:  1

Grade Level: 11 & 12        IMG_20160920_090428317.jpg

*One science credit

This class has transcripted credit agreement with WTC, LaCrosse.  This class has also been accepted as a DPI accredited science credit.

This course is designed to give students knowledge and experience in the care of small and large animals.  Pets are very popular today and it is very important that people understand how to care for their animals properly and to understand the animal welfare issues faced by today’s animal owners.  Topics will include physiology, nutrition, health, daily care, breed identification, selection, and training.  Labs will be done to demonstrate proper grooming, feeding, handling, and health practices.  Animals to be discussed will be dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, birds, cattle, pigs, horses, llamas and others chosen based on class interest.  Field trips and guest speakers, along with time spent at the Whitehall Veterinary Clinic will also be an important part of the class.  

Pathway: Animal Science

Title:          Wildlife Science & Management (LSC)                                Course No: AG 006  

Length:  Fall Semester

Grade Level: 10, 11,& 12                                                        IMG_20141119_151247_412.jpg

Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors will enjoy this class.  We spend time discussing habits and habitats of a wide variety of wildlife animals.  Trapping and hunting to keep populations in tact are explored.  Students participate in local wildlife improvement projects; learn to score trophy bucks, age deer, estimate wildlife populations and various labs based on student interest.  Several outdoor careers will be explored as there are many jobs in the wildlife science area besides a DNR conservation warden to include wildlife biologists, habitat specialists, managers, rehabilitation services as well as those in policy development and law.  We will be participating in several field trips and rely on guest speakers to gain insightful information on various wildlife topics and develop useful skills for future careers.

Pathway: Animal Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Science

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Title:          Plant Science & Greenhouse Management-ES*                Course No: AG 007                 Length:  Spring Semester        

No. Periods:  2 Credit: 1        *1/2 Science Credit

Grade Level:  11 & 12                Maximum- 16 students

Transcripted credit agreement with Western Technical College, La Crosse.

This class has also been accepted as a DPI accredited science credit.

Spend time in the greenhouse, school garden and the high tunnel growing and managing food for yourself and the school!  The plant science industry is one of the fastest growing areas in the agricultural field.  Participants will experience plant components and their functions through the completion of hands-on activities both in the greenhouse and outdoors.  A mixture of plants will be explored to include wild plants, field crops, gardening and floral production.   Possible field trips to local greenhouses & crop centers along with expert guest speakers, will add to class success.

Pathway: Plant Science

Title:          Aquaculture Science & Management (LSC)                        Course No:  AG 009

Length:  Spring Semester        IMG_20160915_130241794.jpg

Grade Level:  10, 11 & 12        

This class will use the agriculture department’s fish rearing system to learn how to efficiently raise a quality product for today’s consumer. This class will evaluate the engineering of the system, perform water tests, and learn how to use bio-filtration to help maintain a healthy fish system.  Topics will include careers, Wisconsin industry, water quality and testing, nutrition, stocking rates and the nitrogen cycle.  Students will design and build their own re-circulating system, design and make fishing lures, participate in freshwater fishing experiences to include the Trout Stream Restoration Projects within the district in coordination with local Rod and Gun Clubs. Students will also explore aquaponics and learn to manage fish waste to grow healthy vegetation for consumption.  

Pathway: Animal Science,  Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences.

Title:  Small Engines                                                                Course No. AG 011

Length: Semester  (may be spring or fall)IMG_20161102_110951918.jpg

Grade Level: 10, 11 & 12

Maximum-16 students

Students will focus on basic small engine knowledge, study external engine parts, discover tools of the trade & learn the concepts behind what makes small engines work. They will explore internal parts of engines, learn about engine sizes, compression ratios, seasoning their engines & safety issues. They will also learn about occupational possibilities, teardown and rebuild an engine procedures, use diagnostic tools, research rules and regulations about using small engine machines and select replacement engines. Other possibilities are available depending on the work ethic of students in class. This class is recommended before enrolling in any CO-OP mechanics course.

Pathway: Power, Structures and Technical Systems

Title: Agri-Business & Marketing*FL                                              Course No. AG 012

Grade Level:  11 & 12

*This class can be taken to fulfill the ½ graduation credit for financial literacy.

Calling all future business owners!  Owning and operating your own business is where the money is.  This class will explore different types of businesses through field trips and guest speakers, use computer simulations to study markets and economics, and develop a business plan,  Students will evaluate supply and demand and marketing schemes used by popular businesses.   FFA members will use time to complete their SAE projects and complete proficiency awards while applying concepts learned in class.  Each Friday will be dedicated to helping students reach their goal of owning and operating a business of their own or preparing them for the world of employment.  Students will develop resumes, cover letters and do mock interviews with business owners from the community.  Job shadows will be an opportunity for all students based on career interest and aspect of agriculture business most appealing to them.  

This class is offered on an every other year basis and will be offered again in 2019-20.

Pathway: all 7 of them!

Title: Agriculture Leadership- Independent Study                                Course No. AG 013

Length: Semester- Fall

Grade Level: 10 - 12

This class will give students the self paced opportunity to focus on learning skills within their choice of 14 different career development events which teach the entry level skills needed for careers within the agricultural area.  Examples of events include: wildlife, agronomy, ag. business, ag communications, livestock, dairy, foods, ag. mechanics, forestry, landscaping, floriculture, environmental science, horses, and veterinary science.  Students will choose one area to study at their own pace as well as develop study tools for others in the same CDE area of interest.   This is a class where self- motivation is a must!  Upon completion of this class, students will compete in the CDE contests with the opportunity to advance to the state and/or national competitions.  Learn a specific topic of your choice, with guided instruction and the chance to compete for recognition, and skill building for a better chance at a successful career. Pathway: Any of the 7 career pathways

Title:  Agriculture Youth Apprenticeship                                     Must be approved by Mrs. Goplin

Length:  1 or 2 year program

Grade Level: 11 & 12                

Credit:  Variable

Comments: This program is for students interested in exploring the work world in the agriculture fields of plants, animal and the environment outside of the classroom. Students earn a wage while working at a location of their choice to fulfill a list of standards. Work can take place during the school day based on workplace or many students work weekend and evening shifts. Summer hours can count as well.   450 hours/year are needed to complete the program.  In order to be approved for this class, one other agriculture related class must be taken during the current school year.  You MUST be enrolled before September 10, 2018.  

Pathway: Any of them!

Agriculture CO-OP Offerings

Arcadia Offerings:

Agronomy

Credit: 1 (Block)

2nd semester

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Mr. Schank

 

A career in agronomy will keep you in the center of efforts to increase the global supply of high-quality food, feed, fiber, fuel, and pharmaceuticals while protecting and preserving the environment. You will use your natural curiosity and enthusiasm for science to help solve some of the toughest problems facing humanity: safe and abundant food production.

Our goal is to prepare you for a entry level career in agronomy or prepare you for a degree program in the field. Your coursework will include plant and soil science, insect and plant disease identification, plant nutrients and fertilizer applications, pesticide application and pesticide modes of action and precision agriculture, drones operation and GIS data maps. Class opportunities will include working with local agronomist and agronomy centers as well as managing our Arcadia High School land lab Soybean and Corn Rotation.

Food Processing

Credit: 1 (Block)

1st semester

 

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Mr. Whalen

 

Food processing deals with the handling of food and foodstuffs from the time a raw product is harvested until it reaches the customer . This class is a hands –on laboratory class that utilizes our food processing laboratory to develop lifelong skills.  Specific units covered include: dairy, cereal, meats, fruits, and advanced product processing. The processing activities  will include: Apple cider production, meat cutting, ham processing,  beef jerky production, brat making, soft drink processing,  and we will also be processing milk into butter,  cheese, yogurt, and ice cream to better understand product manufacturing. Wild game processing includes field dressing and processing of waterfowl, game birds and whitetail deer. Sensory testing will be used to evaluate products that are created. Field trips include area processing plants.

Blair-Taylor Offerings:

Environmental Science

Credit: 1 (Block)

2nd semester

Grade Level:11-12

Teacher: Ms. Massman

Students will take a look at real world case studies where both natural and man-made environmental issues have impacted the earth and explore possibilities for alleviating them. An understanding of how individual daily decisions can impact the environment will be developed throughout the semester. Topics that will be covered include earth systems and resources, ecosystems, population growth, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, population, and global changes. There will be a hands on component of the class where scientific concepts will be observed and explored through labs, experiments, and field trips.

Independence Offerings:

Ag Mechanics

Video

Credit: 1 (Block)

2nd semester

Teacher: Mr. Jason Hovell

hovellj@indps.k12.wi.us

715-985-3172 Ext 119  

Room 308

This semester-long, 90 min. block class will include basic skills and competencies needed in agricultural mechanics- hydraulics, plumbing, electricity, and surveying, but will focus most of our attention disassembling and rebuilding a 30-60 horsepower tractor, students will learn how to read technical drawings and parts books. This hands-on course takes what is learned in the classroom for engine rebuild, part restoration, painting and detail work and puts it into practice. Student maintain record books each week as they work in every area of a tractor auxiliary, electrical, hydraulics, power train and more.  Taking Small Engines and a Metal Fabs/Welding class are strongly encouraged to have been taken prior to this course.

FFA DEGREES – In order to get the FFA degrees you must have completed Ag courses.  (Taken from National Constitution)  Examples -

Greenhand – be enrolled in agricultural education

Chapter – completed 180 hours (one course)

State Degree – completed 360 hours (2 years)

                American Degree – completed 540 hours (3 years)

For each degree there are about 8 requirements, most of which are covered in agriculture courses.  All beginning students should take the level 1 Ag classes where FFA is taught to get a better understanding of the requirements.  A local advisor cannot change these requirements.  If you do not meet minimum requirements, you cannot get the degree.

        

FFA  The three parts of an agricultural education program are classroom instruction and/or labs, supervised agricultural experience program (SAE), and the FFA.  The FFA provides students and members opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in contests, be involved in community activities, receive local, state, and national awards, and travel.  The activities done by the FFA are planned and coordinated by the members themselves.  FFA’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Art Department 

Title:  Art Survey I                                                                Course No: AR 103        

Grade Level:  9-12

Maximum of 22-24 students

This course explores art through history. The course covers the art of the Prehistoric era, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Pompeii, Early Christian & Byzantine, Romanesque & Gothic, and the Italian Renaissance. Students will create studio projects based on the cultures and art of these different time periods. Students will be able to use and manipulate a variety of art mediums: clay, paint, drawing materials, and mixed media.  This class is great for students who want to improve their art skills in all mediums and learn a little art history in the process.

Title:  Art Survey II                                                                Course No: AR 104        

Grade Level: 10, 11 & 12

*Prerequisite:  Art Survey I

Maximum of 22-24 students

This course is a continuation of Art Survey I. The course covers the art of Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Op Art, Color Field Art, and Art in America. Students will create studio projects based on these different time periods. Students will also learn about the interesting and sometimes, weird lives of the artists. Students will be able to use and manipulate a variety of art mediums: clay, paint, drawing materials, and mixed media. This class is great for students who want to improve their art skill in all mediums.

Title:        Multi-Cultural Art                                                        Course No: AR 105                

Grade Level: 9-12

Maximum of 22-24 students        

This course is about art from many cultures. Students will explore the art and cultures of people from all over the world. Students will be able to create studio projects based on various cultures. Some projects may include: Indian Henna Designs, African Printmaking, Aboriginal Dot Paintings, Polish Wycinanki, Japanese Origami, Mexican Yarn Paintings, Native American Totem Poles, Islamic Radial Designs, and many more. This is a fun class for students who want to improve their art skills, use a variety of materials, and learn about other cultures.

 

Title:  Ceramics I                                                                    Course No: AR 106 Grade Level:  9-12                

Maximum 16-18 students

This is an introductory pottery course for any skill level. Students in this class will learn or improve basic skills of pinch, coil, and slab techniques to create unique works of art.  Students will also be introduced to the potter’s wheels and will have opportunities to work on them throughout the semester. Students will gain or improve their ability to hand-build and problem-solve through constructing with clay. Students will be able to create one-of-a-kind, decorative, or functional pieces of art.

 

Title:  Ceramics II                                                                  Course No: AR 107 Grade Level:  9-12                

Maximum 16-18 students

Students taking this course should have taken and passed Ceramics I (Pottery & Crafts I). This class is a continuation of Ceramics I. Students in this class will continue to perfect their pinch, coil, and slab techniques in more complex pottery projects. Students will have more time to research their ideas, brainstorm and sketch their projects, create their works, while following basic project criteria.

Title: Advanced Ceramics                                                          Course No:  AR 108

Grade Level:  11-12

Maximum 16-18 students

This course is for students who have already taken and passed Ceramics I (Pottery & Crafts I) and Ceramics II (Pottery & Crafts II) and want to work more with pottery. Students taking this course should have the knowledge and ability to use the basic skills of pinch, coil, and slab in projects.  Students who take this course will also have more practice time to work on the potter’s wheels and improve their skill. Students will have more opportunities to choose their ceramic projects.  

Title: Studio Art (Independent Study)                                        Course No:  AR 109

Grade Level: 11 & 12

Must get approval from Mrs. Irvine

This class is for students who have already taken and passed four or more art classes and have a passion for art. Student must have approval by teacher before being added to this class. This class is a great option for students who work well independently, are self-motivated, and can create artwork with limited guidance from the teacher. Students taking this course will complete a set number of assignments by due dates given by the teacher. Students will have more opportunities to pick and choose projects that interest them and use a variety of mediums. Students will have time to reflect on their work and learn more about themselves, as artists, throughout the semester.

Title:  Drawing & Painting                                                        Course No: AR 111        

Grade Level:  9 -12                                        

Maximum  18-20 students

This is a course for any students who want to improve their drawing skills. Students will be taught basic drawing skills, color theory, how to draw using perspective, and how to incorporate the elements and principles of art into their own work. Students will also experiment with watercolor and acrylic paint in several assignments. Students who take this course will improve their understanding of what makes a good design and expand their art and design vocabulary.

Title:  Drawing & Painting II                                                Course No:  AR 112 Grade Level: 9th-12th

Maximum 18-20 Students

Students in the class should have taken and passed Drawing and Painting I. Students will continue to explore the possibilities and limitations of different mediums.  Students will work with charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media, and many more mediums.  They will learn different techniques used by artists in various times in history and how those fine art mediums are still applied today. There will be more opportunities for students to choose subject matter in paintings or drawing projects. Students will also be introduced to painting on canvas.

Title:  Graphic Art                                                                Course No: AR 113        

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Maximum 12-14 students

Students taking this course will learn how the elements and principles of art play an important role in everyday publications, magazine ads, and photography layouts. Students will create various forms of media that express their ideas. Some projects include: Designing an alphabet, merging two animals into one, creating edible architecture, woodcut printing, Doodle 4 Google, and many more.  Students in this class will learn how to effectively use Adobe Photoshop Elements as a tool to create unique visual media, communicate creative ideas, and express new concepts. Students will also explore a printmaking process to create another form of visual media.  Students are encouraged to think outside the box.

Title:  Sculpture                                                                Course No:  AR 114

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Maximum 18-20 students

This course is for students who like to make things with their hands. Students will explore the different mediums used to create 3-dimensional artwork. Students will learn about various sculptors, meanings behind the art, and how to create sculptures of their own. Most projects will be completed independently, though occasionally small groups will create larger pieces. Students will use a variety of materials in their work: clay, foam board, recycled items, plaster, and mixed media. This is a great class for students who like hands-on projects.

Title:  Photography                                                                Course No:  AR 115

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Maximum 14-16 Students

In this course, students will learn the basic parts of a camera, how to use manual settings, and how to properly compose a photograph. Students taking this class must have or have access to a digital camera to use for the entire semester. Students must also supply their own SD card and batteries for their camera. Students will be given assignments and extended amounts of time to shoot pictures for each assignment. Most photo assignments will need to be taken outside of school, on the student’s own time. Students who take this class should be self-motivated.  In this class, students will create their own photography blogs to share, post their work, and be able to reflect and write about their work.  Students will have class time to create photo presentations and post  on their blogs.

Title: Printmaking

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Maximum 18-20 Students

In this course, students will learn about different types of printmaking, printmaking artists, and how to create prints of their own. Students will explore different mediums, techniques, and processes in order to create aesthetically appealing artworks. Students will learn about collagraph, gelli-print, woodcut, linocut processes and much more. Students will  print on surfaces like fabric, canvas, paper, and mixed media.


 

Business Education/Technology Department

 

Title:  Personal and Family Finance*                                                             Course No. BS 202

Required:  10th-12th grade

*This class can be taken to fulfill the ½ graduation credit for financial literacy.

Transcripted course through Western TC

This course is designed to help you understand the impact of your individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions.

Title:  Accounting I*                                                                                     Course No. BS 203/204

Length: Full Year

Grade Level:  9-12

Transcripted course through Western TC

Are you interested in a career in the business field or owning your own business some day? Most colleges require at least 1 accounting class. You will benefit greatly with prior knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles. The information covered in the class includes:

Title:  Introduction to Business and Marketing                                            Course No. BS 207

Grade Level:  9-12

This course introduces students to the world of business and prepares them for the economic roles of consumer, worker, and citizen. This course will serve as a background for other, more detailed business courses, such as accounting, business law, entrepreneurship, sports & entertainment marketing as well as preparation for future employment, financial literacy, and consumer decision making.

 

Title: Sports & Entertainment Marketing                                                     Course No. BS 208

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite: Intro to Business & Marketing

Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a unique and innovative course designed for students with an interest in the sports and entertainment industry. This course stresses the utilization of fundamental marketing concepts and will include an orientation to the sports and entertainment industry. Marketing strategies along with topics in sponsorship, pricing, marketing research, endorsements, and promotions will be part of this course.  The course will develop critical thinking, decision making and communication skills through real world applications. Students will be prepared to handle specific tasks associated with either industry. This course offers students an edge if pursuing marketing or sports management degrees on the collegiate level.

Title: Entrepreneurship                                                                                   Course No. BS 209

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite: Intro to Business & Marketing

In this course you will learn the basics needed to plan and launch your own business. Do you have what it takes to start a new business? Do you have an idea for a business but need the tools to get started? This course will provide you with the core skills you need to become successful. In this course you will study the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. You will also learn about self-employment and basic economic concepts related to small businesses, such as competition and production. This course will also walk you through the steps of setting up a business, including developing a business plan, a mission and a vision, attracting investors, and marketing your company.

 

Title:  Computer Applications                                                                         Course No. BS 210

Grade Level:  9-12

Transcripted course through Western TC

The workplace and post-secondary institutions expect students to be equipped with essential computer software skills. Students will learn to set a variety of tabs and create tables, create documents using columns, insert and manipulate graphics and shapes into documents, print envelopes and labels, design a form, create and use a spreadsheet, use various formulas, create a web page, reconfigure pictures using Photoshop Elements, edit video using Movie Maker, create a database and query for information, design a form or report in Access.  This course is designed to assist students in developing technological proficiencies to meet these demands. Units of instruction include Windows; Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access; graphic design; desktop publishing; ethical issues; internet services; and digital input devices.

 

Title: Career Communications                                                            Course No. EN 335

Grade Level:  11-12

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop skills needed to seek, obtain, and maintain employment. Students will utilize foundational English-based skills in addition to business and marketing competencies to complete a job application, create a resume, write a cover letter, interview, and grab the job!  This course also covers basic employment/life skills such as insurance, reading your paycheck, and calculating wages. Students will also create Linked-in accounts, discuss social media etiquette, and professional dress. Students will also be required to do a job shadow in a career area of their choice.

 

Title:  Digital Imaging & Editing I                                                                        Course No. BS 214

Grade Level:  9 - 12

We live in a digital world! In this class students will learn all about editing and manipulating photos in Photoshop Elements. Students will create tutorial videos based on the tools that they learn. Students will also record and edit videos of their own using video editing software.

Title:  Digital Imaging & Editing II                                                                     Course No. BS 215

Grade Level:  9 - 12

Prerequisite: Digital Imaging & Editing

Students will create advanced and technical projects using various software. We will dive deeper into the functions and abilities of Photoshop Elements and video making. We will use the green screen to create and edit a production. Students will end the class with greater knowledge of design, software functionality, and creativity.

 

Title: Advertisement Marketing                                                      Course No. 217

Grade Level:  11-12

Length: Semester (Block) Credit: 1

Suggested Courses: Intro to Business & Marketing, Marketing 101 or Sports & Entertainment Marketing

This course helps students understand marketing, the process through which organizations analyze, plan, implement, and control programs to develop and maintain beneficial exchanges with target buyers. Effective marketing is critical for the long-term success of any business organization because this function ensures that the firm attracts, retains, and grows customers by creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value.

 

Students find out what it takes to market a product or service in today's fast-paced, over-crowded advertising environment. They will learn the fundamentals of marketing using real-world business examples. They will learn about buyer behavior, marketing research principles, demand analysis, distribution, financing, pricing, and product management.

 

Students will have the opportunity to:

 

Title: Professional Sales (New Class!)                                                 Course No.BS219

Grade Level:  11-12

Length: Semester (Block) Credit: 1

Suggested Courses: Intro to Business & Marketing, Marketing 101 or Sports & Entertainment Marketing

This course is designed to be a hands-on introduction to selling and sales management. Speakers, films, role-playing, team projects and a personal job shadow will give you a “real world” experience. The objective is to develop skills and abilities that allow you to manage your sales territories as your own business. The unique tools that you will develop will enable you to build successful sales and management careers.

Title: Social Media Interns                                                        Course No: BS 217

Length: Semester  (may be spring or fall)

Grade Level:  11 & 12

** Max of 2 students per semester

This class requires self motivated students who are interested in showcasing all the GREAT things happening in our school district.  You will be in charge of posting those great things to all of our school social media outlets. (Facebook, Twitter, & School Website)

**Requires approval from Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Lisowski

Title:  Finance Youth Apprenticeship - Must be approved by Mrs. Kensmoe

Length:  1 or 2 year program

Grade Level: 11 & 12                                                Credits:  Variable

This program is for students interested in exploring the work world in the business field. Students earn a wage while working. Work can take place during the school day based on workplace.  Most students work weekend and evening shifts.  450 hours per year are needed to complete the program. Students are expected to complete the skills listed on the skill checklist.

Business CO-OP Offerings

Arcadia Offerings:

Finance

Credit: 1 (Block)

1 Semester

 

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Mrs. Baumgartner

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Are You Interested in a Career with a

Real “RETURN ON INVESTMENT”?

Then the Finance Internship Course is for YOU!

The field of finance looks at how individuals and firms allocate their resources over time. Whether you choose to concentrate in corporate finance or investment finance, you will gain an understanding of business and the economy. And you’ll begin to evaluate investment decisions that serve your clients.

  • Make financial decisions for fictional businesses based on their investments and resources
  • Research investments to accumulate wealth and save for retirement... Finance | by Tax Credits
  • Apply your knowledge to insurance and real estate companies
  • Play the Stock Market Game!

Average Starting Salary:        $55,400*

* April 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers

This is one of the highest paid careers in the business field!!

Administrative Services

Credit: 1 (Block)

1 Semester

 

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Mrs. Matchey

 

Are you ready to jump start your career as an Administrative Professional? Enrollment in the Administrative Services course will prepare you with the essential office-related skills and knowledge to work in a business office.

Topics include filing, answering and routing phone calls and emails, distributing mail, making travel plans, doing research, compiling reports, managing executive calendars, scheduling meetings and appointments, and taking minutes during meetings.

Students will learn organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to prioritize a number of tasks. Students will learn to communicate clearly verbally and in writing, how to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, and learn customer service skills. Students will develop their computer literacy skills and polish their word processing, spreadsheet, and database software skills as well as improve their typing and writing skills.  In addition, students can earn industry-recognized certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Administrative assistants can expect to earn $15-$18 per hour starting wages..

Blair Taylor Offerings

Accounting II

Credit: 1 (Block)

2nd Semester

Teacher: Mrs. Lisa Perry

perryl@btsd.k12.wi.us

608-989-2525 ext 247 Room E109

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Do you want to gain a life skill that will impact all facets of your life whether in the personal or business areas?  Then continuing studies in Accounting will prepare you with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your future!

·         Accounting is the language of business and the basis for many business careers.

·         Knowledge of accounting helps with budgeting and managing personal finances.

·         Accounting gives the basic understanding of how any entity, whether a corporation, government, or a not-for-profit, operates.

·         Accounting is the foundation for entrepreneurs, investors, managers, leaders and for everyone to better understand their own personal tax opportunities.

Topics include the accounting cycle, accounting for assets, liabilities and equity, analyzing and interpreting financial statements, accounting for partnerships and not-for-profit organizations, special accounting systems such as departmental, branch, and manufacturing accounting, and accounting for business decision making.

Independence Offerings:

International Business

Video 

Credit: 1 (Block)

1st Semester

 

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Mrs. Linda Killian Baures

killianbauresl@indps.k12.wi.us

715-985-3172 Ext. 118 Room 305

If you are considering studying business after high school, this course will help you find what field in business might appeal to you the most! In this course, students will be able to explore the different areas of business including marketing, accounting, communication and management. The second half of this course will focus on an introduction to international business. Students will gain an understanding of why companies choose to compete globally with emphasis on trade, international marketing and international careers. Additional topics of study include how culture and economics affect international business.

English Department

Title:  English 9                                                        Course No: EN 304/305        

Length:  All Year                                                        Grade Level:  9th Required                        

This course is required for all freshmen.  During First Quarter students will read, respond, and write narrative and informative texts to foster a deeper understanding of the human experience.  During Second Quarter students will study Shakespeare’s tragic reach (Romeo and Juliet), investigate a theme, and promote social awareness of issues impacting American teens.  During Third Quarter students will study a timeless theme in literature, critique an argument, and write a persuasive letter to an individual or community organization.  During Fourth Quarter students will read and write realistic fiction.

Title:        English 10                                                        Course No: EN 306/307  

Length:  All Year                                                        Grade Level:  10 Required

This course is required for all sophomores.  During First Quarter students will read, respond, and write narrative and informative texts to foster a deeper understanding of the human experience.  During Second Quarter students will study mythology, investigate a theme, and promote social awareness of issues impacting American teens.  During Third Quarter students will study a timeless theme in literature, critique an argument, and write a persuasive letter to an elected official.  During Fourth Quarter students will read and write historical fiction.

Title:        English 11                                                        Course No: EN 308/309 

Length: All Year                                                        Grade Level:  11                          

A major component of this course focuses on the writing process, especially on the development of expository and persuasive writing.  Students will develop writing skills through a variety of essay assignments and will prepare a formal research paper, building further skill in paraphrasing, summarizing, and properly citing source material.  Research and organizational skills are emphasized.   Students gain an understanding of the emerging literature as it connects with the people and events of world history through activities that enhance written and oral communication skills, group projects, and individual reading and research.  Students will have exposure to novels read together as a class as well as those selected for individual reading.  Oral communication activities may include interpretive readings/compilations of prose and poetry or more formal speeches such as the four-minute speech, oratory, or public address, to name a few.  Oral communication activities will often be integrated in writing or literature units.

ENGLISH ELECTIVES

Title: Creative Writing                                                Course Number: EN 312

Length: Semester                                                        Grade Level: 11/12

Students will read and interpret an assortment of short stories, poems, and song lyrics. In addition to that, the students will be writing their own personal narratives, mysteries, poems, lyrics, and short plays.

Title: American Literature                                                Course Number: EN 313

Length: Semester                                                        Grade Level: 11/12

For this course, students will read and analyze the works of notable American authors. This list of authors includes Poe, Steinbeck, Twain, Frost, Hemingway, and Arthur Miller. In addition to exploring these authors, the students will gain experience with inquiry and persuasive writing, as well as with public speaking.

Title: Nonfiction                                                        Course Number:EN 314

Length: Semester                                                        Grade Level: 11/12

Students will read, interpret, analyze, and emulate a selection of nonfiction texts. They will also practice writing their own news articles, Facebook posts, Tweets, and biographies.

Title: Heroes vs. Villains                                                Course Number: EN 315

Length: Semester                                                        Grade Level 12

This course will provide students with the opportunity to research and analyze some of the most iconic heroes and villains in literature and film. Some villains that will be studied include Voldemort, Professor Moriarty, Loki, and Iago. The heroes will include The Doctor, Captain America, Harry Potter, and Gandalf the Grey. This course emphasizes research, literary analysis, and speech/debate.

Title: Career Communications                                        Course No: EN 335

Grade Level:  11-12

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop skills needed to seek, obtain, and maintain employment. Students will utilize foundational English-based skills in addition to business and marketing competencies to complete a job application, create a resume, write a cover letter, interview, and grab the job!  This course also covers basic employment/life skills such as insurance, reading your paycheck, and calculating wages. Students will also create Linked-in accounts, discuss social media etiquette, and professional dress. Students will also be required to do a job shadow in a career area of their choice.

Title: College Prep English                                                 Course Number: EN 316

Grade Level 11                                                        Length: All Year                                                        

This course is meant to prepare and challenge students who are college-bound. The curriculum is designed to introduce and handle themes which students are likely to encounter at a four-year university. Texts will include In Cold Blood (Truman Capote), Hamlet (Shakespeare), Cannery Row (Steinbeck), and Nervous Conditions (Tsitsi Dangarembga). A variety of shorter texts will also be featured. These will include short stories, poetry, song lyrics, and short plays. Writing will also be emphasized in this course. Students will be writing research papers, persuasive pieces, and narratives. In addition to this traditional English curriculum, students will also be writing college admissions essays, and filling out college admissions and scholarship applications. At the end of the year, students will also cover the practical aspects of college life.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) & Health Sciences Education Department

Career Programs of Study

Career Option 1

Career Option 2

Health and Medical Careers

Introduction to Health Careers (Whitehall offering CVTC-2 Transcripted credits)

Introduction to Medical Terminology

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) See Mrs. StendahlTN_medical-caduceus-black-clipart-815ga.jpg

Medical Terminology (Arcadia Offering-3 College Credits with CVTC)

Health Services Youth Apprenticeship-Medical Informatics, Pharmacy, Imaging, CNA, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Therapy, Dietetics

Personal & Family Finance

Independent Study FCS-Medical

Health Science Academy-Available at Arcadia High School as a Co-op Block course

Assistant Childcare Teacher Certification/Teacher Preparation

Parents, Children, and Human Development 

Assistant ChildCare Teacher (ITV Course-Technical College Credit)

FCCLA Youth Leadership

Personal & Family Finance

Child Care Services Skill Standards

Let’s Teach!

College and Career Ready

*Independent Study FCS-Teaching Training

Career Option 3

Career Option 4

Culinary Arts ~ Culinary Management ~ Dietetics

Family Foods                                    Baking and Pastry Science

Personal & Family Finance              Food Science & Nutrition

Culinary Arts I                                  Culinary Arts II

YTY ~ 7th Grade FCS                      ProStart Training                               Food Services Skill Standards          

*Independent Study FCS-Culinary/Food Service/Hospitality

DPI Foodservice Skill Standards Program

Hospitality, Tourism, and Lodging Youth Apprenticeship

Health Science Youth Apprenticeship-Dietetics

Fashion, Design, Housing & Interiors

Focus on Fashion

Personal & Family Finance

Independent Study FCS-Visual ArtspTqKdGEec.jpg

Entrepreneurship Applications in Textile Arts

Homes & Interiors Studio

Career Option 5

Career Option 6

Family and Community Services

Families First

Parents, Children, and Human Development

Personal & Family Finance

Family Foods

Food Science & Nutrition

*Independent Study FCS-Teaching Training

Housing and Interiors

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Personal & Family Finance

Independent Study FCS-Visual Arts

Entrepreneurship

Applications in Textile Arts

Career Option 7

Career Option 8

Family Finance/Consumer Economics

Personal & Family Finance

FCCLA State Financial Fitness Peer Educator

Accounting-Business Ed. Dept.

Finance Youth Apprenticeship

Personal Development and Family Life

Families First

Parents, Children, and Human Development 

Personal & Family Finance

Focus on Fashion

Homes & Interiors Studio

Family Foods

Food Science & Nutrition

Culinary Arts 1 and 2

Baking and Pastry Science

*Independent Study FCS-Teaching & Training

Entrepreneurship Applications in Textile Arts

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSE) and Health Sciences Education Department courses emphasize applied academics, thinking skills, problem solving, preparation for the work of the family and paid work.  Unique in many ways, the FCSE and HSE programs use community business partnerships, service learning, on-the-job training, and job shadowing, parent shadowing experiences to enhance the preparation of students for their future roles as family members and as productive workers in our society.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Health Sciences Education

Mission:  To empower individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse society.  Our unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.

Career Pathway: Hospitality, Tourism, and Lodging

 Family Foods                                                                Course No: FC 402

Grade Level: 9, 10 & 11

Credit: 1/2 credit                        

Welcome to the Family Foods course!  Who doesn’t love food?  This course will cover basic kitchen safety, sanitation, equipment, terminology, measurement, nutrition and the dietary guidelines, making nutritious meals as well as meal planning, management, and service as it relates to personal and family settings. This course also involves an action project relating to “go green” concepts as well as a Foreign Foods project.

*This class will cover some of the content for ProStart© certification. Pro-Start certification is a national certification for the foodservice industry.  It requires that the student take a series of courses and pass the national exam.

Check us out at our Course Site: www.stendahlfamilyfoods.weebly.com

Title:  Food Science & Nutrition-**ES                        Course No: FC 403

Grade Level: 10, 11 &12                        

Credit:  ½ credit                        

Comments:  Family Foods class recommended.

This course uses a hands-on approach to learning about food and how it affects your body through food lab experiments.  We will be able to test and sample edible foods products.  You will become acquainted with the equipment used in a food science laboratory, as well as proper techniques for carrying out food science experiments.  You will discover that appearance, odor, sound, and how food feels in your mouth are just as important as taste in determining whether or not you find food appealing.  Some of the food laboratory units include safety and sanitation, basic science related to foods, acids and bases, water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, dehydration, and several more, time permitting.  Expect some really fun experiments that are edible as you learn how science works with food!   This course supports career choices in dietetics, food technology, food science, family and consumer sciences, and food chemistry. This course involves serving the public for one event and students are required to take part in this performance/experience.

*This class will cover some of the content for ProStart© certification.  ProStart© certification is a national certification for the foodservice industry.  It requires that the student take a series of courses and pass the national exam.  This certification transfers into colleges for up to 18 semesters in culinary arts/management programs.  Course Site: www.stendahlfoodscience.weebly.com

Title:  Culinary Arts I Class*                                                Course No: FC 404

Length: Semester-(Block-2 periods)         

Grade Level: 11 & 12        

Credit: 1 credit                        

*Prerequisite:  Food Science & Nutrition

This course allows students to practice and explore various skills in culinary arts and management used in many foodservice settings.  Some of the units of study include preparing for a successful career in hospitality, successful customer relations, preparing and serving safe food, preventing accidents and injuries, food service equipment, breakfast foods and sandwiches, soups, salads, salad dressings, garnishing, cakes and cake decorating, grilling, working with people, business math, and controlling foodservice costs.  Students are expected to participate in customer service and sales experience projects.  Students will be required to wear black pants and a white top on days in which food is served to the public.  Note: All students are expected to reach 80% or better on Food Safety and Sanitation course test in this course; taking the test as many times as needed to reach this standard. In addition, students can choose to complete National Restaurant Association certification in Food Safety for Food Handlers; which is recognized nationwide.

*This class will cover some of the content for ProStart© certification.  ProStart© certification is a national certification for the foodservice industry.  Some of the units of study include preparing for a successful career in hospitality, successful customer relations, preparing and serving safe food, preventing accidents and injuries, food service equipment, breakfast foods and sandwiches, soups, salads, salad dressings, working with people, business math, and controlling foodservice costs. Completion of the ServSafe program is equivalent to course, FN 105 at UW-Stout and can be waived in a foods program.  

Course site: www.stendahlculinaryarts1.weebly.com

Title:  Culinary Arts II Class*                                        Course No: FC 405        

Length: Semester-(Block-2 periods)        

Grade Level: 12

Credit: 1 credit

*Prerequisites: Family Foods, OR Food Science & Nutrition,  AND Culinary Arts I

This course expects that students are efficient and knowledgeable regarding basic measurement, following recipes (directions), food safety & sanitation procedures, and are eager and willing to do their FAIR share in the kitchen. Class work completion is required to participate in labs.

This class is designed for students who want to pursue foodservice or culinary arts as a profession.  It will focus on key concepts and skills of the hospitality industry.  Students will be expected to participate in planning, preparation and service of food to the public, several  times during the semester.  ProStart, and Culinary Arts is the fourth and final level of Foods courses and is a required course of the Hospitality, Tourism and Lodging Youth Apprenticeship and/or the Wisconsin Food Service Skill Standards Program.  These two work-based learning programs are often pursued simultaneously.  This course and these programs will provide students with a set of knowledge and skills required for level one ProStart®, a National Restaurant Association certification program.  Students are eligible to test take the first year national ProStart® test upon completion of this course as a sequence of all Food courses offered at our school.  Students are encouraged to seek Wisconsin State ServSafe® Certification for Food Service Manager.  This course will cover the following topics:

Sanitation and Safety Review                        Abbreviations, Recipe Conversion and Measurement

Customer Service                                        Employment in the Industry

Planning, Preparing and Marketing Foods                Calculating Recipes and Costing Foods

Cocoa and Chocolate Knowledge and Skills                Pastas and Red Sauces

Cheesecake and Crème Brule                        Rice and Pilaf Dishes

Wontons/Potstickers/Dumplings                        Carrots/Carrot cake

English Muffins/Yeast Bread Products                Salads and Dressings

Crustaceans                                        Cobblers, Betty's, Crisps and Grunts

Course Site: www.stendahlculinaryarts2.weebly.com

Completion of the ServSafe program is equivalent to course, FN 105 at UW-Stout and can be waived in a foods program.

Financial Literacy Add-on Option: 

Students can choose to meet the graduation requirement of Financial Literacy through the Culinary Arts 2 course.  If you choose this option, you will have additional assignments to meet the financial literacy requirements. You will demonstrate your knowledge of the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries and translate your knowledge into a hypothetical or real business. Your project must relate to culinary, lodging, recreation, tourism, or event coordination. You will research existing businesses which are similar to their project, develop basic business plan and client services, information, and create a website that highlights the business. See Mrs. Stendahl or the class website,stendahlculinaryarts2.weebly.com for information regarding the project requirements.  You will find information under the Home tab regarding this option.

Bakery & Pastry Science                                        Course No: FC 434        

Length: Semester (Block-2 Periods)

Grade Level: 11 & 12                                        

Credit: 1

This course is designed for the student with a personal interest in baking or for the student with a career interest in becoming a professional baker or pastry chef. In this hands-on class students practice techniques used in creating breads, pastries, cookies, quick breads, chocolate, cheesecakes, creme brulee,  cakes and basic decorating, etc. This course also includes instruction on the function of ingredients, equipment, costs, and career opportunities in the field of pastry and baking.  Field trips to a local bake shop and demonstrations by local chefs will be part of this course. Students will take turns running the bakeshop/cafe during breakfast time.

Independent Study in FCS -        Hospitality                                        Course No: FC 410

Requires approval from Mrs. Stendahl        

Grade Level: 12                                        

Credit: 1/2 credit per semester enrolled

Have you explored all your options in FCS?  Perhaps an independent study in your career area is what you need!

Culinary Arts/Food Service/Hospitality, Tourism, and Lodging-Independent Study for Culinary Arts/Culinary Management available for students who have completed Family Foods, Food Science & Nutrition, and Culinary Arts.  Students will work independently to explore more areas of food production and plan, prepare and host meals for guests.  Students will be expected to complete a career investigation project in a food related field. The students will perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving goals, as part of the career investigation project.  Students are able but not required to receive credit for employment in a career area through a food service/hospitality or culinary occupation.

Mentorship: Do you have a career area that you want to spend extended time shadowing?  If there are willing employers in our area, we can set up mentorships where you rotate between 4-5 employers for the semester and see your career area of interest in a variety of settings and get a feel for the atmosphere and various ways the career can be experienced.

Career Pathway: Teach and Train

Title:          Parents, Children, and Human Development                        Course No: FC 406

Length: Semester                                                        

Grade Level: 10, 11 & 12

Credit: 1/2 credit         

This course is a prerequisite to the Assistant Childcare Teacher class taught over ITV.  This course focuses on the awesome responsibilities and personal interactions between adults and children from pregnancy to birth to adolescence.  In an ever-changing world, the parent-child relationship is complex and greatly influenced by family, community, and society.  Nurturance, responsibility, empathy, practical reasoning, and community and social action are key ideas covered in this course.  Students will have the opportunity to do observations at the local daycare, and elementary school.  Students will wear the pregnancy simulator in class and will take a computerized Real Care Baby2™  home as a classroom assignment for a weekend to understand and explore the responsibilities and care for an infant.  Upon completion of the experience, a computer print out of the responses to the baby will be generated to identify how successful the student was at caring for the baby.  This course is appropriate for students entering career fields in education, sociology, psychology, and family and consumer sciences, and child care as well as for personal growth and understanding. This course is an excellent choice if you are planning to pursue a career in teaching!  Students will receive training in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention for Child Care Providers (State of Wisconsin) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention and Infectious Disease Prevention certification from the American Academy of Pediatrics and receive certificates with successful completion. These certifications are necessary for working in day care centers in Wisconsin.

*This course may be available for Technical College credit; work in progress.  

Course Site: www.stendahlparentsandchildren.weebly.com

Title:  Let’s Teach!                                                                Course No: FC 426

Length: Semester                                         

Grade Level:  11-12

Credit: 1/2 credit

The Let’s Teach course is designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have a sincere desire to teach and care for young children. It prepares students for either an entry-level position in the childcare industry or to pursue a college degree in early childhood education, elementary education, middle, or junior high. Since the concepts are foundational to education, this course also provides a window of opportunity for students interested in secondary education.  Students observe and interact in a variety of early childhood settings including elementary school, child care centers, Head Start programs, and early intervention programs.  Students who successfully complete this course with a minimum grade of "B" can continue their exploration in Education through the Independent Study in Teaching where the student will explore teaching grades 3K-Grade 6 in Whitehall Elementary and/or Junior or Senior High.  See Mrs. Stendahl if this is of interest to you.  Course site: www.stendahlletsteach.weebly.com

Independent Study in FCS -        Education                                        Course Number: FC 410

Requires approval from Mrs. Stendahl        

Grade Level: 12                                

Credit: 1/2 credit per semester enrolled

Have you explored all your options in FCS?  Perhaps an independent study in your career area is what you need!

Career Pathway: Visual Arts-Textile, Interiors & Entrepreneurship as well as Construction Trades

Focus on Fashion                                                                Course No: FC 420

Length: Semester                                        

Grade Level: 9-12                

Credit: 1/2 credit                         

This course will focus on clothes and fashion, apparel industries, textiles, design-the art of apparel, and clothing selection to identify clothes that are “right” for you and explore careers in the apparel industry.  Students will learn more in depth sewing techniques and make garments or home furnishings project for themselves and/or others.  This will be mostly a sewing lab class. Depending on semester offered, projects may include costuming for the school play and projects within the district.

Title:  Entrepreneurship Applications in Textile Arts                        Course No: FC 419

Grade Level:  10, 11 & 12                                                                        

Credit: 1/2 credit

Comments:  You should have taken Focus on Fashion or Exploring Fibers and Furnishings, or seek approval from Mrs. Stendahl prior to registration.

Did you enjoy the opportunity to create projects or successfully repair garments in middle school?  Do you like the idea of being your own boss and determining your own future through self employment?  This semester course is for students who wish to explore the career pathway, Visual Arts-Textiles, Interiors & Entrepreneurship.  Did you know that 40% of the population are projected to be ‘gig’ workers in the near future?  A ‘gig’ worker is self-employed and works random jobs as they are available.  How would ‘gig’ work change your way of life and is it a job you could handle?  What about your future family?  How would ‘gig’ work affect you and your family?  This course helps students look at skills and knowledge they need to be successful in this new work environment. Do you have what it takes to succeed in the new world of work?  Take this class to evaluate your desire for entrepreneurship and elevate your skills and knowledge to succeed at college and career aspects of your life.  You will have a chance to write a business plan and  develop an entrepreneurial business using embroidery machines, sergers and basic sewing machines.. If you like, you can take this project to compete in the FCCLA STAR event, Entrepreneurship.  

Title:  Homes and Interiors Studio                                                Course No: FC 407

Length: Semester                                         

Grade Level:  9-12

Credit: 1/2 credit                                         

This course will explore some of the new concepts in housing such as Tiny Houses, green homes, man-caves, and the latest in technology options making homes more efficient and tech savvy. Students will build a website portfolio showcasing work during ‘studio time’ in class while exploring drafting skills, architectural symbols, preparing professional storyboards of their creations and working with ‘clients’ to create mock up floor plans and project illustrations as architects and designers would for customers.  Key concepts learned include elements and principles of design and color, textiles for homes, interiors (wall, floor, ceiling, furniture, lighting, window treatments, appliances), landscaping, home maintenance, home safety, and careers in housing.  Fieldtrips to lumber supply stores, home improvement chains, and home furnishing businesses will be planned.  

***As an individual or team the student will design a living space as indicated by the Interior Design Scenario, found in the STAR Events section of the FCCLA national website. Students will create design boards featuring their interior selections for the judges and have the option to compete at regional level competition as possibly at state and national levels.  

Independent Study in FCS -        Visual Arts                                        Course No: FC 410

Requires approval from Mrs. Stendahl         

Grade Level: 12                                        

Credit: 1/2 credit per semester enrolled

Have you explored all your options in FCS?  Perhaps an independent study in your career area is what you need!

Career Pathway: Health Services-All Areas

Title:  Introduction to Health Careers (Culture of Healthcare-CVTC)                        Course No: FC 409

Length: Semester                                        

Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1/2 credit High School; 2 Transcripted Credits CVTC

Comments: Students will be required to be up to date on immunizations and sign confidentiality forms for admittance to local medical facilities for field trips and/or job shadow experiences.  One of the fastest growing and fields of career demand is the healthcare field.  This course is the first in the series of three courses that lead to the State of Wisconsin Health Youth Apprenticeship certification program and is the first course required to be selected for the Health Science Academy Program.  (See further information at the end of the FCSE section of this catalog.) In this course you will explore the origins of health care, careers in health care, legal and ethical issues, communication in the healthcare system, infection control, safety practices, body systems, health and wellness, human growth and development, and emergency care.  This course will involve many hands-on applications such as building human anatomy out of clay and field trips to various health care/medical facilities to examine the many avenues one can take in the medical field.

Title:          Introduction to Medical Terminology                                Course No: FC 408

Length: Semester                                        

Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1/2 credit

Comments:  This course will include field trips to area medical facilities, job shadowing with health practitioners, and guest speakers.  Students will be required to be up to date on immunizations and sign confidentiality forms for admittance to local medical facilities for field trips and job shadow experiences.  This course uses the Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 Total Retention System.  The program teaches the basic design medical terminology and how to easily remember, pronounce and apply the meaning of all the prefixes, roots and suffixes that combine to form 11,000 complex medical terms.   We will also learn common abbreviations and their meanings for medical terms in each of the body systems.  This course is an excellent way to explore one’s interest in the medical field or as preparation for taking the Medical Terminology course over the ITV system at school.

*This course meets the Health Services Youth Apprenticeship Medical Terminology course requirement and is a part of the Health Career Academy program.  Health Occupations Students of America or HOSA is a student organization linked to the Health Sciences Education field which provides opportunities to expand student knowledge and critical experience in the medical field.  Students with an interest in the medical professions are encouraged to take part in this organization.  See Mrs. Stendahl for information.

Course site: www.stendahlintromedterm.weebly.com

Independent Study in FCS -        Medical                                        Course No: FC 410

Requires approval from Mrs. Stendahl         

Grade Level: 12                                        

Credit: 1/2 credit per semester enrolled

Have you explored all your options in FCS?  Perhaps an independent study in your career area is what you need!

Medical-This independent study course allows students who completed the youth apprenticeship program to further explore the field of medicine.  Students will complete a career investigation project in the medical field, perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving the goals as part of the career investigation project.  In addition, the student shall develop and implement a school and community service project promoting positive health; health careers, educating the public on health issues, etc.  Students can receive credit for employment in the medical field in connection with this course.

Mentorship: Do you have a career area that you want to spend extended time shadowing?  If there are willing employers in our area, we can set up mentorships where you rotate between 4-5 employers for the semester and see your career area of interest in a variety of settings and get a feel for the atmosphere and various ways the career can be experienced.   

Title:  Certified Nursing Assistant                                Course No.: FC427   New Listing

Must be approved by Ms. Stendahl                                Credits:  .5 (See description for details!)

Length:  120 hours After school hours                        Career Pathway: Health Services-All Areas

Grade Level: 10-12 (Must be 16 years old!)

Mrs. Stendahl is able to hold training spots for high school students who plan to pursue a career in health care. See Mrs. Stendahl regarding dates, times and commitment. You will be responsible for class fees, transportation, and testing fees to take the CNA course. Students can be reimbursed these fees when employed. Again, talk with Mrs. Stendahl regarding reimbursement criteria.  Note that this is not a college course or high school offering. The course is through a local medical facility.

If you choose to be in the Health Youth Apprenticeship program, school will award you credit for taking the CNA course when you pass your state CNA test to be on the Wisconsin State Registry AND you successfully COMPLETE the Youth Apprenticeship program in Health Science.  

Title:  Health Services Youth Apprenticeship -                                Course No.: FC 415

Must be approved by Ms. Stendahl                                                Credits:  Variable

Length:  1 or 2 year program                        

Grade Level: 11 & 12                                                

Comments: This program is for students interested in exploring the work world in the medical field. Students earn a wage while working. Work can take place during the school day based on workplace.  Most students work weekend and evening shifts.  450 hours are needed to complete the program. Students are expected to complete the skills listed on the skill checklist at this link:  Health Services

Students complete the skills appropriate to their area such as: Health Care Foundation's, Health Information Management, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Pharmacy Assistant.Youth Apprenticeship (YA) integrates school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in employability and occupational skills defined by Wisconsin industries. Local programs provide training based on statewide youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines, endorsed by business and industry. Students are instructed by qualified teachers and skilled worksite mentors. Students are simultaneously enrolled in academic classes to meet high school graduation requirements, in a youth apprenticeship related instruction class, and are employed by a participating employer under the supervision of a skilled mentor.  Program Framework/Key elements of the youth apprenticeship program are:  Industry-developed skill standards and exposure to multiple aspects of the industry.  Skilled mentors assigned to train the students, Paid on-the-job work experience, related classroom instruction concurrent with work-based learning, curriculum guidelines for all programs (2 aligned courses at school), performance evaluation of demonstrated competencies, and state-issued skill certificate

There are THREE work experience options for students interested in the medical field.  Please review the options:

This program also provides opportunity to gain work experience in Clinical Laboratory, Cardiology, Dental, Dietary, Imaging, Medical Records, Health Unit Coordinator, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Radiography.  This experience can be priceless in making decisions regarding future career plans in the medical profession!

For further information, see or contact Mrs. Stendahl at stendahld@whitehallsd.k12.wi.us or 715.538.4364 ext. 141

Family and Consumer CO-OP Offerings

Arcadia Offerings:

EMT

Credit: 2 (Block)

Year Long

 

Grade Level: 12

Suggested Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Careers and Medical Terminology

Teacher: Mrs. Trisha Pehler

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As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), you’re on the front lines providing lifesaving care to people in need. You’ll learn how to assess a patient’s illness or injury, render aid, and use proper procedures and precautions when treating a patient. This course covers all the situations you are likely to encounter as an EMT, including emergency childbirth, airway obstruction, bleeding, fractures, shock, heart attack and stroke, and other medical emergencies, as well how to stabilize and safely transport the patient to a medical facility.  Although most EMTs work for ambulance services, fire departments and hospitals also employ them.

Students are required to take a practical and written exam to become nationally registered, and then apply for a license to work as EMTs in Wisconsin. Continue your education to earn a technical diploma or associate's degree for further job opportunities and earning potential.

Medical Terminology

Semester

Grade Level: 9-12

2 Credits

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Teacher:  Ms. Kama Teske

This course focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and word roots.  Students practice formation, analysis, and reconstruction of terms.  Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation.  Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

Blair Taylor Offerings

Understanding Childhood

Credit: 1 (Block)

1st semester only

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Suggested Prerequisites: Parents, Children, and Human Development.

Teacher:  Mrs. Gill

gillk@btsd.k12.wi.us

608-989-2525 ext. 284

Children have patterns of  physical, social, and emotional development and interact with their environment in predictable ways.  Future parents, teachers, and health care workers will have more successful experiences with young people with knowledge and skills for working with children up to 12 years old. Students in this class will work closely with infants, toddlers and/or preschool students Wednesdays and some Fridays in their home communities.  Students will travel to the Blair-Taylor High School  on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for face to face coursework.  This course is transcripted with Western Technical College for three college credits (course ECE 1030179 ). Use this course for career exploration and possible enrollment in the Assistant Childcare Teacher class for certification to work in childcare centers. See offering (in second semester) for Intro Human Services & Teaching.

Human Services & Teaching

Credit: 1 (Block)

2nd semester only

Teacher: Mrs. Gill

gillk@btsd.k12.wi.us

608-989-2525 ext. 284

Professionals in social work, therapy, and other human services are helpful when stressful family problem occur and families need support from community or government services. Students will explore and research current family issues and make recommendations based on their data and discussion. Examples of topics are abandoned babies, teenage parenting, low income families, living with disabilities, and disaster preparation. Students interested in teaching can observe and interact in a variety of early childhood settings including elementary school, child care centers, Head Start programs, and early intervention programs. Students will work at a site in their community Wednesdays (after 6 weeks, until end of semester),  Thursdays (beginning week 8, until end of semester) and Fridays (last 6 weeks).  Students will travel to the Blair-Taylor High School for face to face coursework.  


Foreign Language - Spanish

Title:        Spanish I                                                        Course No: FL 500/501 Length: All Year        

Grade Level: 9-12        

Spanish 1 is designed to increase students’ awareness of the Spanish language and culture. Students will learn how to speak, read, and write in Spanish through various games, activities, and skits. Vocabulary will include but is not limited to: basic conversational questions and answers, the Spanish alphabet, numbers, hobbies, food, mealtimes, family and clothing. Grammar concepts will include learning how to read, speak and write in the present tense.

                

Title:  Spanish II*                                                        Course No: FL 502/503

Length: All Year        

Grade Level: 10, 11,& 12        

*Prerequisite:  Spanish I

Spanish II is designed for students who completed Spanish 1 with a grade of a “C” or better, unless with expressed approval by the instructor and principal. Students will continue to learn more about the Spanish language and culture in this course. Vocabulary will include but is not limited to: vacation destinations, furniture, homes, body parts, places in the community, TV shows, movies and traditional cuisine. Grammar concepts will include learning how to read, speak and write in the past tense.

Title:  Spanish III*                                                        Course No. FL 504/505

Length: All Year

Grade Level: 11 & 12

*Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Spanish I and II

Spanish III is designed for students who completed Spanish 2 with a grade of a “C” or better, unless with expressed approval by the instructor and principal. Students should also be planning on continuing their education in Spanish after high school. The majority of this class will be held in Spanish and students will increase their listening and speaking abilities throughout this course.

Title:  Spanish IV*                                                        Course No.FL 506/507

Length: All Year

Grade level: 12

*Prerequisite:  Spanish I and II and III

Spanish IV is designed for students who completed Spanish I, II and III with a grade of “C” or better, unless with expressed approval by the instructor and principal.  Students should also be planning on continuing their education in Spanish after high school.  The majority of this class will be held in Spanish and student will increase their speaking and reading abilities throughout this course.


Health/Physical Education Department

Title:  Physical Education  9                                                Course No: PH 904/905

Grade Level:  9th                                                        

Comments: Required of all freshman. The instructor will determine what is appropriate to wear for P.E. class. Physical fitness, flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, weight training, circuit training, low organizational games

Title:  Individual/Dual Sports                                        `        Course No: PH 906

Grade Level:  10-12

This course is designed for students interested in individual and dual sport activities. Badminton, Pickleball, Spikeball, Table Tennis, Archery, Golf,

Title:  Archery Class                                                         Course No: PH 907          

Grade Level: 10-12                        

This course is designed for students to learn how to repair bows and to properly shoot. Students will have the opportunity to compete in NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Competitions are on weekends for those wishing to participate.

Title:          Yoga/Pilates                                                                 Course No: PH 908         

Grade Level:  9, 10, 11 & 12        

This course is designed for those that would like to participate in yoga and pilates on a daily basis.

Title:          Fitness I                                                                Course No: PH 910

Grade Level: 9-12                                

This course is designed to develop an appreciation of various components of physical fitness, strength, endurance, and flexibility.  Various activities will be used in conjunction with the weight room (stretching activities, weight training, form running, aerobics, agility skills and other various activity series).

Title:  Fitness 2                                                                Course No: PH 911        

Grade Level:  9-12        

Eligible after completing Fitness 1. You will create and customize your own fitness program. Nutrition logs and fitness measurements will be used throughout the course.


Arcadia Offerings:

Officiating Athletics         (CAPSTONE)

Credit: 1.0 (Block)

Semester Block

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Mrs. Lynn Sonnentag

sonnentagl@arcadia.k12.wi.us

608-323-3315

Prerequisites: None

Students will have the opportunity to learn the officiating mechanics of some WIAA sanctioned sports.  During the class, students will view training videos (if available from National Federation), participate in the sports we are learning about, learn each aspect of an officiating team of each sport (ex. Volleyball – referee #1, referee #2, scorer / book, clock, and line judges responsibilities), practice all responsibilities of that officiating team in class as well as officiate lower level interscholastic games, take an official’s exam, and have the opportunity to register with the WIAA to become an official. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in sports that might want to pursue officiating as a part-time job. Tentative syllabus: Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball / Softball, Track & Field, Football

Industrial Technology Department 

Title:        Construction 1: Basic Carpentry Skills

Career Connections Project Book 1                                        Course No: IN 602

Grade level: 9-12

Maximum: 15

In this class students will learn how to correctly operate basic hand and power tools to complete quality woods projects from a given set of plans.  Students will be actively involved in the design, estimating, machining, and assembly processes needed to carry out the completion of the chosen project(s). Students will follow the  North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters curriculum “Career Connections Project Book 1.” The book includes introductory information on basic skills and key safety elements to make you successful in a shop and/or a career setting. The book details several projects that highlight the basic skills necessary to provide knowledge of a beginning carpenter. Students, whether or not are interested in carpentry as a career, will develop and become proficient in basic, useful carpentry skills. Class includes 30% Classroom and 70% lab activities.

Career Connections is a unique program designed to provide students with the necessary skills and gain confidence to be successful in the workplace or personal projects. The curriculum is written by practicing carpenters to ensure students get the correct and most relevant information. Project Book 1 will provide students with a welcome opportunity to consider a career that has many jobs with competitive pay and benefits without having to go the traditional 4-year education route.

Title:  Construction 2: Advanced Carpentry Skills

Career Connections Project Book 2                                        Course No: IN 603

Grade Level: 10-12

Maximum students: 15

Suggested: Construction 1

Students will use prior knowledge and skills attained in Construction 1. Students will focus their skills on an advanced series of projects outlined in “Career Connections: Project Book 2”. Projects include sawhorses, picnic tables, sheds, and a playhouse. Class includes 20% classroom 80% lab activities.

Title:  Architectural Design                                                        Course No: IN 604          

Grade Level: 9-12                

Maximum students:  19

In this course students will learn basic drafting techniques and concepts. Students will be using Autodesk Revit 2015 to understand basic 2D and 3D modeling techniques along with basic interior and exterior design principles. As a capstone project students will be able to research and design their own homes. An emphasis will be placed on planning, cost, materials, and efficiency. Students will be using TeachMe3D curriculum which will allow students to be independently self paced on assignments. Students can use classroom time to participate in discussion, ask questions and work on workbook assignments. Students will be graded on participation, behavior, and completion of weekly class projects.

Title:  Introduction to Welding                                                Course No: IN 605

Grade Level: 10-12

Maximum students: 16

This course will be devoted to the basic welding processes.  Students will be expected to perform basic welds using the following processes:  Electric Arc, Oxy-Acetylene, Plasma, MIG, and TIG. An emphasis will be placed on safety, material, electrodes, welding positions, welding joints, cutting and grinding.

Title:        Electronics                                                                Course No: IN 607         

Grade Level: 9-12

Maximum students: 16

The electronics course provides students with a general introduction to electronic components and systems.  Basic theory is presented through lecture, demonstration, and completion of lab activities.  Approximately half of our class time is devoted to understanding basic theory through the completion of “hands-on” lab work.  Students will have the opportunity to construct light and sound circuits, use electronic test equipment, build a working project, and experiment with many of the individual parts commonly used in today’s electronic systems. A major emphasis will be placed on house wiring and different combinations of lights, switches, and outlets commonly seen in residential settings.

Title:  CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting)                                         Course No: IN 608         

Grade Level:  9-12        

Maximum students: 19        

Most technical and vocational related occupations require an understanding of basic drafting.  Techniques taught in this class will help students better understand how to interpret, convey, and transfer ideas and information on drawn plans.  Students will use CAD software, some traditional board and T-square equipment, and Autodesk Inventor 2015 Software (creates 3-D model images which can be rotated) to complete drafting exercises that have a professional look when they are finished.  Ending the semester, students will have the opportunity to complete drawings and designs of their choice which will give them a chance to show off their drafting skills. Students will be using TeachMe3D curriculum which will allow students to be independently self paced on assignments. Students can use classroom time to participate in discussion, ask questions and work on workbook assignments. Students will be graded on participation, behavior, and completion of weekly class projects.

*A capstone project may include creating designs that can be printed using our 3D printer. These printers can bring designs and drawings to life and potentially solve “real-world” problems.

Title:  Norsemen Manufacturing -                                                Course No. IN 609

Requires approval from the Tech. Ed instructor.                                Credit:  Variable

Length:  semester or  year

Grade Level: 11 & 12

Prerequisite-Students will need to complete a JOB APPLICATION and have a short interview with Mr. Anderson and possible community members. CAD or knowledge of Autodesk Inventor is highly recommended.

This course is designed for students who would like to further develop their technical and business skills. This course will be the foundation for a future student run business.  Students will be able to use skills attained in their classes to provide a product that can be purchased by the public. Students will work in a team environment to discuss items to design, manufacture, market, and sell. Students will be expected to learn and function in a team environment with an emphasis on communication.

Title:  Residential Construction/Carpentry Skills                        Course No: IN 610

Career Connections: Project Book 3                                        

Grade Level: 11 & 12                

Class Maximum:  15 students

Suggested: Construction 1/Construction 2                

1 YEAR/ 2 CREDIT BLOCK

Mr. Anderson Whitehall Memorial High School

Students will be actively involved in learning about how a typical house is built.  Information covered in class discussions and demonstrations will be put to use through the construction of scaled house models and full size structures such as storage sheds and occasionally garages.  No matter what type of structure is built, you will be able to obtain the knowledge and skills that could be your first step towards a future in the building trades.  If you do not pursue a construction related career, the skills you are able to obtain in this class could still be used to save you thousands of dollars in your lifetime by allowing you to do many of your own construction related projects.

Students will follow Career Connections: Project Book 3 Residential Construction. This includes laying out walls, using tools and materials common to construction, building the structure, as well as installing the ceiling and the floor.

This will be a student paced concept. Students will follow the “Career Connections” Curriculum and find a pathway that best fits their individuals goals and needs. Career Connections is a unique program designed to provide students with the necessary skills and gain confidence to be successful in the workplace or personal projects. The curriculum is written by practicing carpenters to ensure students get the correct and most relevant information. The Project Book Series  will provide students with a welcome opportunity to consider a career that has many jobs with competitive pay and benefits without having to go the traditional 4-year education route.

UPON COMPLETION OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS:

Title: DIY Pinterest (Do-It-Yourself Project)                                Course Number: IN 611

Grade Level 09 and 12

Class Maximum: 10-15

In this independent self-paced class, students will have the ability to plan and construct small crafts and detailed woods projects. Students will use Pinterest, YouTube and other DIY resources to be the source of their creativity. Students will learn basic woodworking skills, how to plan projects, decorate, paint, stain and finish your projects.

Industrial Technology CO-OP Offerings

Arcadia Offerings:

Automotive Services

Credit: 2 (Block)

1st & 2nd semester

 

Grade Level: 11-12

Suggested Prerequisites: Power Mechanics/Small Gas Engines.

Teacher: Mr. John Peterson

petersonj@arcadia.k12.wi.us

608-323-3315

Auto Mechanics Services Co-op is for students interested in making a career as a technician. During the class students will learn and perform basic auto maintenance and repair as done in the auto trade.

Areas covered are engines, fuel system, cooling systems, disc and drum brake overhaul, testing equipment, oscilloscope patterns, scan tool diagnostics, lubrication system, safety inspection, and wheel and tire diagnosis and repair. The final quarter of class, students will be paired with a mentor for on the job trainings.

Blair-Taylor Offerings:

Welding 1

Credit: 1 (Block)

1st semester only

Teacher: Mr. Bowen

This course will put you on the track to becoming a career welding or a hobby welder, depending on your interest level. Topics focused on in the class will be: Oxy-Fuel Cutting, CNC and manual Plasma Arc Cutting, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and GTAW welding. Students will be exposed to welding using the GMAW, SMAW, GTAW processes in all positions through project based learning. This will be the first level Welding

Welding 2

Credit: 1 (Block)

2nd semester only

Teacher: Mr. Bowen

Welding 1 is required before Welding 2.

In the third quarter of Welding capstone 2, you will begin with a GTAW refresher and then get practice welding on stainless steel. After that you will learn how to apply for a welding position, practice interviewing, create a cover letter/resume, select good references, and research welding careers. In the fourth quarter of Welding capstone 2, students will have the opportunity to participate in the school to work program. Here you will have the option of working in the welding industry during or outside of the school day. Entry level welding positions may be available at Nelson Global products in Arcadia, Nick’s Welding in Hixton, Badger Stainless in Pigeon Falls, D&S Manufacturing in Black River Falls, and Ashley Furniture in Arcadia.

Independence Offerings:

Introduction to Machining

Video

Credit 1 (Block)

All year

Teacher: 

 

This course is a basic introduction to machining and machine tool concepts. Fundamental metal lathe, vertical mill and drill processes will be covered along with layout skills and tool usage in a hands-on lab environment.  The class will also expose students to the importance of precision measurement, blueprint reading, and applying math concepts learned in high school into real-world applications. Students will have the opportunity to visit modern manufacturing facilities to observe the day-to-day operations of modern CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturing.


Mathematics Department

The policy at Whitehall High School is that all students will successfully complete Algebra I and Formal Geometry.  One other math classes will be required of all student to meet WHS graduation requirements. Although if a student plans to pursue post secondary education, a 4th year of math is highly recommended.  These math classes will be identified by the student, parent, math teacher, and school counselor based on the student’s future plans.  Additionally, all students planning on attending a 2 year UW College or 4 year college will be required to complete Algebra II with a strong recommendation of completing Pre Calculus. All students attending a Technical College are recommended  to complete Algebra II (as this is advised by most technical college instructors).

Title: Pre-Algebra                                                        Course No:  MA 714/715

Length:All  Year

Grade Level:  9-10

Review of the mathematical skills needed for the study of algebra as well as a brief introduction to algebra. Topics include the arithmetic of integers, fractions, decimals, and percents; applications of these arithmetic skills to problems involving measurement, percent, ratio, and proportion; and math study skills. The introduction to algebra consists of operations on signed numbers, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and graphing.

Title:  Algebra I                                                        Course No:  MA 704/705

Length:All  Year

Grade Level:  9

This is a required freshman course, unless completed successfully in junior high.  It begins with a review of basic operations and an introduction to the variable.  The remainder of the class is spent building the student’s mathematical skills through the use of algebraic concepts.  

Title:  Geometry Skills                                                Course No: MA 731/732

Length:  All Year

Grade Level: 10                

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra I

In Geometry Skills you will use theorems, postulates, and definitions to do proofs and find solutions to problems.  You will study geometric figures and their properties.  Construction using a straightedge and a compass will be covered.   Geometry Skills will cover the fundamentals of geometry.  This course may be taken after the completion of Algebra I with the consent of the instructor.  

Title:  Formal Geometry with Probability & Stats.                Course No: MA 706/707

Length:  All Year

Grade Level: 10                

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra I

Comments:  Most colleges require this course for admission.

In Geometry you will use theorems, postulates, and definitions to do proofs and find solutions to problems.  You will study geometric figures and their properties.  Construction using a straight edge and a compass will be covered.  Probability and statistics will be studied during the second semester.  This course may be taken after the completion of Applied Algebra I and Applied Geometry with the consent of the instructor.

Title:  Algebra 1.5                                                        Course No:  MA 721/722  

Length:  All Year

Grade Levels: 11-12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra I and Formal Geometry

The course is usually taken during the junior** year.  A review of Algebra I is included along with a more detailed study of the areas covered in Algebra I.  Algebra 1.5 moves at a slower pace than Algebra II to allow for more in depth learning of the Algebra II concepts.  This course may be taken after the completion of  Geometry with the consent of the instructor.  

Title:  Algebra II                                                        Course No:  MA 708/709  

Length:  All Year

Grade Levels: 11-12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra I and Formal Geometry

The course is usually taken during the junior** year.  A review of Algebra I is included along with a more detailed study of the areas covered in Algebra I.  If time permits some trigonometry will be introduced.

Title:        Pre-Calculus                                                         Course No:  MA 710/711                

Length:  All Year

Grade Level:  11 & 12                                        

Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Formal Geometry                

Comments:  This is an honors/weighted course.

This course is open to juniors and seniors who have successfully completed Algebra II.  The class will review the fundamentals of Algebra, discuss functions and their graphs, study polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.  We will conclude by studying systems of equations and complex numbers.  A graphing calculator will be required for this class.

Title: Calculus Adv. Placement (AP)                                   Course No. MA 712/713

Length:  All Year

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus

Two-Way - Whitehall - This is an honors/weighted course

This course is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics including algebra, formal geometry (rectangular and polar coordinates, equations and graphs, lines, conics).   Advanced placement calculus is a course in introductory calculus with elementary functions.

This elective course will be structured so students will have an opportunity to take an advanced placement test near the end of the school year.  The Advanced Placement Test gives students an opportunity to earn college credit.

Title: Math 12                                                        Course No. MA 723/724

Grade Level:  12        

Prerequisite: Formal Geometry

This course gives the student information and practice in solving problems statistics.  This course will present the most used methods of statistics in a way that emphasizes working with data.  The aim is to help students think about data and use statistical methods to understand data.  Students will also review basic algebra skills as a part of this course.

Title: Math for the Trades        

Length: Semester                                                Course No. MA 716

Grade Level:  12        

 

This course is intended for students that are considering a career in the Trades.  This course covers the math skills needed on a jobsite. All the topics, assignments, and projects in this course are based on real-life scenarios.  This course is for seniors and may only be taken with the consent of the instructor.      

Computer Science

Title:  Exploring Computer Science                                        Course No: 735

Length: Year

Grade Level:  9, 10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: None

Exploring Computer Science is a yearlong course with 6 main topics consisting of Human Computer Interaction, Problem Solving, Web Design, Programming, Computing and Data Analysis and Robotics.  The course was developed around a framework of both computer science content and computational practice. Assignments and instruction are socially relevant, practical and meaningful for students.   This course is for everyone not just those that want to be “programmers”.  This course is meant to introduce and explore computing and technology to all students.  Technology and computers are woven into the daily fabric all of our lives and all students would benefit from learning more about these.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

Title:  App Inventor                                                                Course No: 740

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  9, 10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: Exploring Computer Science or Instructor Approval

Learn to program apps!!  Do you have that million dollar idea for the next phone app?  This class can help you take your first step towards that dream!!  This course will teach students how to program your own applications (apps) for Android based computers and phones.  Devices will be provided for the students (no need to have your own Android device).  Students should have successfully completed Exploring Computer Science prior to taking this class or they must get instructor permission.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

Title:  Girls Who Code                                                        Course No: 741

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  9, 10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: None

Join a safe and fun environment to explore the world of computer science and technology.  See how technology and computers impact all areas of life and all careers.  Students will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. Students will also work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.  The possibilities are endless!  No experience necessary.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

Title:  Game Design        (Not offered in 2019-2020)                                Course No: 742

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  9, 10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: Exploring Computer Science or Instructor Approval

This course will allow students to explore the world of programming games.  Students will learn about the design process, the software development cycle and how to program a real video game.  The students in this class will have the opportunity to build games for the school video arcade.  Students should have successfully completed Exploring Computer Science prior to taking this class or they must get instructor permission.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

Title:  Robotics                                                                Course No: MA 743

Length: Semester

Grace Level:  10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: Exploring Computer Science or Instructor Approval

The ultimate hands on problem solving class!  The students will learn how to design, build, program and operate robots!  Students should have successfully completed Exploring Computer Science prior to taking this class or they must get instructor permission.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

Title:  STEM Lab 1                                                                Course No: 744

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: None

This course will allow students to experience the world of STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math.  In STEM Lab 1 will learn about some of the basic building blocks for future STEM related projects such as electronics, microcontroller basics, Raspberry Pi’s, soldering and more.  With these foundation skills the students will have an opportunity to complete smaller scale STEM projects.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement. 

Title:  STEM Lab 2                                                                Course No: MA 745

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  10, 11 & 12

Prerequisite: STEM Lab 1

Students will work on STEM related projects throughout the semester.  These projects could include but are not limited to building robots, programming robots, writing computer programs, building drones, the possibilities are endless!!  Students will have input on the type of projects we will work on.  Students can enroll in STEM Lab 2 more than once.  This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

Title:  AP Computer Science Principles                                        Course No: MA748/749

Length: Year

Grade Level:   10,  11 & 12

Prerequisite: Exploring Computer Science

AP Computer Science Principles is a yearlong course which offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.   This class will not fulfill college math credit requirement.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Title: STEM Fundamentals        )Through Trempealeau Valley CO-OP)        Course No: TR001/TR002

Length: Semester/Year        

Grade Level: 10-12

STEM Fundamentals –  Trempealeau Valley Co-op. Courses may take place in local schools or in the Ashley STEM Education Trailer. The Ashley STEM Education Trailer will rotate each quarter to one of the Trempealeau Valley Co-op schools. Some travel may be associated with these courses for at least one quarter if taking a class in the trailer. This training will be in high demand for future jobs requiring knowledge and experience in the ever increasing mechanical and digital world. The course will be taught out of the Ashley STEM Trailer. Units of study will include: DC/AC Power Basics (Industrial Electrical Principles), Introduction to Electromechanical Technology, Basic Electronics, Basic Industrial Controls, Basic PLC Programming, SolidWorks Principles CAD, Fluid Power Fundamentals (Basic Hydraulics and Basic Pneumatics), Introduction to Mechanical Drives, Measurement and Inspection, (Needs to be added), Blueprint Literacy, Basic Sensor Technology Applications, and Basic Manufacturing Robotic Systems. The courses will be made available through flexible training modules and a certified instructor. There will be great flexibility in a two year period for students to earn up to 16 credits in these career pathways. Students may earn one credit per 30 hours of classroom instruction in any of the areas above.

Music Department

Title:        Concert Choir                                                Course No:  MU 806/807

Length:  All Year        

Grade Level: 9-12

Concert Choir is a vocal ensemble designed to study choral literature of various periods and styles through performance.  Students will study fundamental skills including music reading, vocal production, and diction.  Students are required to attend all concerts, group contests, and voice lessons each quarter.  They may also choose to do solo and small ensemble study.

Title:  Concert Band*                                                        Course No: MU 808/809

Length:  All Year                

Grade Level: 9-12                        

*Prerequisite:  Prior participation in band, demonstration of positive attitude and leadership skills, and performance ability at the Class C level.

The Whitehall High School Band is an integral part of our school and community culture  with an established history of excellence. Performing at the Class A level each spring, students in concert band hone their individual skills in daily rehearsals, lessons, and solo & ensemble participation. Concert Band members may participate in Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, and if ambitious, various honors bands. This is a performance-based class and attendance at all concerts is required.

Title:        College Bound Theory Preparation*                                Course No: MU 811

Grade Level: 11 - 12        

*Prerequisite:  Enrollment in Concert Band or Concert Choir

This course is designed for the advanced music student who is planning on continuing their study of music beyond high school. Music Theory is the science of music and the gateway to composition and arranging. Compositional, ear training, sight-singing, and technical analysis will be taught through a mostly independent course setting.

Title: Chamber Choir**                                                        Course No: MU 812/813

Length:  All Year

Grade Level: 10-12

**Prerequisite:Approval of instructor or audition; limit of 24 students

Audition or prior approval from instructor is required.  Students will learn and perform a variety of musical styles.  Chamber choir is the most advanced choral offering. This is a select vocal ensemble. Music will be both accompanied and a cappella. Styles will include jazz, pop and classical.

Title: Learn to Play! **                                                        Course No: MU 814        

Length: Semester

Grade Level: 9 - 12                

**Prerequisite:  Enrollment in band and prior approval from instructor

Here is your chance to learn how to play a second instrument!  Guidance will be available for you to learn another band instrument.  Selection of the instrument will depend on availability and the band director’s prerogative.  It will be necessary to keep up with your regular instrument

unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon with the band director.  Entrance into this class is by permission of the director only.

Title:        Women's Choir                                                        Course No:  MU 815/816

Length:  All Year        

Grade Level: 9-12 Women

Women's Choir is an ensemble designed to study choral literature of various periods and styles through performance of music written or arranged specifically for women's voices.   Students will study fundamental skills including music reading, vocal production, and diction. Students are required to attend all concerts, group contests, and voice lessons each quarter.  Students may also choose to do solo and small ensemble study.


Science Department

Title:        Physical Science-1                                                        Course No: SC 1004 

Length:  Semester-1

Grade Level: 9th                                                        

Comments:  Required of 9th graders

Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards

This course is an interrelated study of the scientific method, Chemistry and Physics.  The first semester of Physical Science will focus on the scientific process, chemistry, and thermodynamics.  Throughout the semester we will emphasize mathematical aspects of modern sciences necessary for advanced high school science classes, as well as for solving many common problems faced by everyone after high school.

Title:        Physical Science-2                                                        Course No: SC 1005

Length:  Semester-2

Grade Level: 10th                                                        

Comments:  Required of 10th graders

Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards

The second semester of Physical Science will continue with laws of physics, nuclear power, waves, sound, light, earth science, and space science. Students will enhance their critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities when focusing on the fundamental nonliving factors governing the world around us.  

Title:        Biology-1                                                                 Course No: SC 1006 

Length:  Semester-2

Grade Level: 9th

Comments: Required of all 9th graders

Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards                

This semester-long course starts with insight concerning how the Earth transitioned from its physical world to a world capable of sustaining life.  Students will then cover themes of Biology including Cell Biology, Photosynthesis, Biochemistry, Cell Reproduction and Genetics.  Within these themes students will focus on the comprehension of specific cycles and system concepts within the topic as well as corresponding terminology.  Throughout the semester, students will participate in labs that correspond to each theme, becoming fluent with data collection, analysis and making logical predictions about the topic areas.   

Title:        Biology-2                                                                 Course No: SC 1007         

Length:  Semester-1

Grade Level: 10th

Comments: Required of all 10th graders

Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards                        

The second semester of Biology (Biology-2), will begin where Biology-1 left off.  The course will begin with applying what students remember concerning genetics and applying it to how our environment and the living things within them may change or evolve over time. Labs concerning ways to test, monitor and predict evolutionary factors will support these theories.  Following evolution, students will investigate microbiology with an emphasis on viruses and bacteria.   In addition, Biology-2 students will be informed of the classification system used in classifying the wide array of organisms that inhabit our Earth.  Finally, students will then have the opportunity at a “hands-on” experience with dissection and anatomical and physiological morphology.

Title:          Comprehensive Science                                                Course No: SC 1008         

Length: Semester        

Grade Level: 11 or 12                

Students enrolling in Comprehensive Science will have a refresher course of most of the major concepts in physical and life science.  Applications of these concepts will be discussed in greater detail than covered in previous science courses.  Service learning projects are an important part of the course along with enhanced  problem solving opportunities, team building activities and personal connections with the challenges of today and solutions for tomorrow.

Title:        Anatomy/Physiology*                                        Course No: 1009/1010 

Length:  All Year

Grade Level:  11 or 12                                        

*Prerequisite:  B or higher in Biology; or consent of instructor

This course is intended for the high school student that wishes to know more about the human body and how it works, or those that may be considering a career in a health related field.  This is an intensive, college preparatory course; intended to prepare juniors and seniors for college level work.  All essential body systems will be covered throughout the course.  This course will be taught by lecture and discussion, and supported with laboratory work including microscope work, dissections of specific organs and a selected specimen.  Professional speakers may also be included as additional support to the content material.

Title:  Introduction to Human Disease                                        Course No: SC 1011        

Length: Semester

Grade Level: 11 or 12                                        

Disease results from disruptions to the body’s normal homeostasis. This course will explore diseases affecting each system of the body, specifically causes, symptoms, and treatments. This will include an in-depth study of the mechanisms of each disease & the effects on the body.

Title:  General Chemistry*                                                Course No:  SC 1012/1013

Length:  All Year, 1 credit        

Offered To:  Juniors, Seniors                                                

*Prerequisite: Grade of C  in Biology and Science 9, or consent of the instructor.

Chemistry is the science dealing with the matter and atomic structure, chemical compounds and formula writing, chemical quantities and mole conversions, solutions, and acid/base reactions.   This course may be required for students entering college.  It should be considered a requirement for students interested in science and medical fields and will be extremely helpful for introductory science courses taken by all college freshmen.

Title:  ADVANCED Chemistry                                        Course No: SC 1014/1015          

Length:  All Year        

Grade Level:  11 & 12                                                

**Prerequisite:  -  Students should choose to take this course after General Chemistry

Upon completion of this course, students will have the option to take the AP Chemistry Test.

Students must have earned a Grade of C  in General Chemistry, Biology, and Science 9, or have consent from the instructor.  

The Whitehall Advanced Chemistry Course is modeled after the AP Chemistry Syllabus 3.  Students will be focusing on the six big ideas in the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework.  The goal for this course is to complete 22 units and have the students prepared for the AP Chemistry Course.  This course will be a continuation of the concepts learned in the Whitehall General Chemistry Course.   The first four units will be reviewing chemical foundations, atoms, molecules, ions, Stoichiometry, and  Reaction Types.  The remaining eighteen units will be covering new concepts and ideas in Chemistry.  

Title:  Physics**                                                        Course No.:  SC 1016/1017

Length:  All Year

Grade Level: 12                                                        

**Prerequisite:  C or better grade in Biology and Science 9, C or better grade in both Geometry and Algebra II

This is an Honors course

This course is a study of toys and how basic physics concepts affect every aspect of our lives.  Through hands-on and technology based laboratories, students will discover physical concepts and develop mathematical relationships to explain their observations.  This course will help prepare students who are planning on going on to school in any type of science field.

Title:  Biology-Ecology                                                        Course No: SC 1020

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  11 or 12                                

If you have an interest in ‘going green’ or are interested in the health of the environment, this is the class for you! Bio-Eco is an environmental science course, which includes the study of ecology, populations, water, air, and land, as well as mineral and energy resources, and the health and future of the environment.  The goal is to expand personal awareness of all interactions with the environment.  Special focus is on the impact of humans (and society as a whole) on the environment with regard to a local, national, and international perspective.

Title:  Vertebrate Zoology                                                        Course No. SC 1023         

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  11 or 12

 

Vertebrate Zoology was designed for those students that enjoy animals.  Enrolled students will create a more thorough understanding of the animals that capture our hearts as well as our imagination both locally and beyond.  The course starts with a brief overview of the major divisions found within of the animal kingdom. The remaining weeks of the semester-long course will be spent on in depth investigation of three major animal groups.  Animal classification and identification, comparative anatomy and physiology, and biodiversity will be the primary themes behind each animal group.  The first animal group studied will be fish followed by the reptiles and amphibians. The final group will be the birds.   Students will have the opportunity to handle many specimens, earn various field trips to remote locations that support the curriculum and experience various demonstrations provided by local experts.  Vertebrate Zoology will be differentiated to meet the students who are seeking a college-preparatory course as well as those that are seeking a more complete understanding of the major animals that share the planet with us.

 

Title: Forensic Science                                                        Course No. SC 1024

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  11 or 12

 

Due to television shows like “Bones,” “CSI,” “Forensic Files” and many others, the discipline of Forensic Science has gained popularity and interest within the general public as well as high school students around the country.  The course of Forensic Science originated from this obvious interest.  Forensic Science is primarily a life science elective course that incorporates the fundamental topics found in biology, chemistry and physics into a scientific problem solving adventure.  Concepts including genetics, toxicology, projectile motion, pathology, and computer forensics will be of high priority in this course.  Forensics Science focuses on strengthening a student’s problem solving ability while reinforcing logical thought processes.  Scenario reconstructions, evidence analysis and simple laboratory techniques will become routine for all enrolled students.  Find your “hidden talent” in this course and expose the truth.

 

 

Title: Genetics                                                                         Course No. SC 1025         

Length: Semester

Grade Level:  11 or 12

 

The course of Genetics takes the basic concepts addressed in Biology 2 to the next level.  Mendelian Genetics, advanced probability, chromosomal linkage and biotechnology represent the cornerstones of the course.  Genetic human abnormalities will also be discussed in an attempt to create understanding of those who are different, unique and special.  In addition, Genetics will investigate and discuss the future of genetics testing, chromosomal privacy issues and human ethics.  Laboratory techniques will monitor, analyze and reinforce the theories of these the basic-to-advanced genetics concepts.  With additional computer simulation programs and other modern technologies, the world of genetics will become adventurous instead of intimidating.         

 


Social Studies Department

Title:        U.S. History 9**                                                Course No: SS 1105/1106

Length:  All Year 

Grade Level:  9th

**Required of all students for graduation

U.S. History 9 is a full year course designed to acquaint students with the history of the important political, economic, and social developments that have occurred in the United States from 1860 to the present.  Several important periods are discussed including but not limited to Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization and Immigration, World War I, The Roaring Twenties, World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, Watergate, and Gulf War.  Historical videos as well as the text, The Americans, supplement discussion.

Title:        American Government**                                        Course No: SS 1107/1108        

Length:  All Year 

Grade Level: 10th                                        

**Required of all students for graduation

American Government is a  course for sophomores or any student that has not met this requirement.  This course is designed to create an awareness of the government and the principles that students must live with.  It will help students understand, work with, and become worthy citizens at the different levels of government.

Title:        Western Civilization                                                Course No: SS 1109

Grade Level:  10, 11, or 12                                

Prerequisite:  U.S. History

Western Civilizations is an elective course.  It is a survey of man’s progress and the influences that have shaped the western world.  Included in this study of forces and events are different cultures, religions, political and economic systems which have influenced people(s) and nations through the centuries.

Title:  Eastern Civilization                                                Course No: SS 1110

Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12                                

Prerequisite:  U.S. History

Eastern Civilizations is an elective course.  It is a survey of man’s progress and the influences that shaped the eastern world.  Included in this study of forces and events are different cultures, religions, political and economic systems which have influenced people and nations through the centuries.

Title:  Wisconsin History                                                                Course No: SS 1114         

Grade Level: 11 & 12                                        

Prerequisite:  U. S History 9

This course will provide the student with an in-depth look at the place that we call home – Wisconsin.  Among the topics covered are:  geography and glaciers, Native American tribes, the fur trade and its effect on the state, white settlement of Wisconsin, Wisconsin during the U.S. Civil War, political, social, and economic (mining, lumber, dairy), history of the state, the Progressive Era in Wisconsin under Douglas LaFollette, and modern times in Wisconsin.  A Wisconsin research project or oral history project will conclude the semester course.  Students will be evaluated based on their academic work in the form of quizzes, tests, projects, and their classroom behavior.

Title:  Women’s History                                                                Course No: SS 1117

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Women’s history is an exploration of the political, economic and cultural contributions of women to the nation and the world. The course will focus on the historical and contemporary experiences of women from around the globe in a variety of ways: as workers, reformers, political activists, artists, athletes and more.

Title: History of the Holocaust                                                        Course No. SS1119

Grade Level: 11 or 12

This course offers a study of the origins and history of the Holocaust within National Socialist Germany and throughout eastern Europe.  The course will encompass a chronological study tracing the roots of anti-Semitism through events of World War II and subsequent trials.  

Title: European History 1500 AD to 1914 AD                                             Course No: SS1122

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This course is a survey of the most important events in European History from 1500 AD to 1900 AD. The class will explore events, movements, and people that brought the West into the 20th century. Topics include but are not limited to: the Reformation, the western exploration and colonization of the Americas, Africa, and Asia, the age of Napoleon, Industrialization, global nationalist revolutions and the rise of Western democracies, the rise of Russia and the Independence movements in Central and South America, ending with the reordering of Europe after the Franco-Prussian War leading to the geopolitical era before WWI.         

Title:  Psychology                                                                        Course No: SS1124

Grade Level: 11 or 12                                        

One section may be held on the Two-Way – Whitehall

This course is designed for high school juniors and seniors.  The curriculum provides an overview of basic psychological concepts such as brain development, function, personality, altered states of consciousness, and abnormal behaviors.  Students are expected to design, execute, present, and experiment.  Writing skills are emphasized in this course.

                                        

Title: History 201- United States History to 1877  UW  Oshkosh, Fall 2018  Course No: SS1125

Grade Level: 11 or 12                                                                Length: Semester Course

Credits: 3 university credits from UW Oshkosh

Student Eligibility Requirements: Must be accepted into the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.  

CAAP Requirements

CAPP Requirements-Must meet at least ONE of the following 3 requirements

  1.  Class rank in the top 25%
  2. GPA of a 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. ACT score of 24 or higher with one of the following...

PREREQUISITE:  Must have taken and completed a year long US History class in high school

Adjunct Instructor: Gary Giese

Course Description

US History 201 is a course being offered through the Cooperative Academic Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  

This course is designed to introduce students to the political, economic, and cultural events and problems in American history up to 1877. This college-level survey will provide students with analytical skills, factual knowledge, and writing abilities necessary to investigate and understand the nation’s political, diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, social and economic history from inception to 1877. Major areas of concentration include: voyages of discovery and early European settlement in North America; colonial rivalries; the struggle of English colonies for independence, expansion and development of young republic; crisis of Civil War; and finally, reconstruction.

History 202-United States History since 1877- UW–Oshkosh Spring 2019         Course No: SS1126

Grade Level: 11 or 12                                                                Length: Semester Course

Credits: 3 university credits from UW Oshkosh

Student Eligibility Requirements: Must be accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

CAPP Requirements-Must meet at least ONE of the following 3 requirements

  1.  Class rank in the top 25%
  2. GPA of a 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. ACT score of 24 or higher with one of the following...

PREREQUISITE:  Must have taken and completed a year long US History class in high school

Adjunct Instructor: Gary Giese        

Course Description

US History 202 is a course being offered through the Cooperative Academic Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  

This course is designed to introduce students to the political, economic, and cultural events and problems in American history since 1877. This college-level survey will provide students with analytical skills, factual knowledge, and writing abilities necessary to investigate and understand the nation’s political, diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, social and economic history from 1877 to the present. Major areas of concentration include: The Forging of an Industrial Society, Expansion of America, Struggle for Justice Home and Abroad and Making of Modern America.

Title: Preserving History; Research, Writing and Preserving Local History   Course No:  SS1127 

Grade Level:  11 or 12 

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of U.S. History 9

This course is designed to incorporate the study of local history, train students in collection and preservation of historic artifacts, and practice the writing of history for museums and the general public.  Guided by facilitators through hands-on local history educational activities and writing/research workshops, students will develop skills critical to research, fieldwork, and writing.  Students will also learn the science of preserving and cataloguing historic artifacts, beginning with the historic holdings already acquired by the district.  Possible experiences students will gain may include the collecting of oral history, job shadowing at local museums, and the writing of student-authored books and/or articles for publication.  The course will be team taught by faculty of the social studies and library science departments.

Title:  Modern U.S. History -(1945 - present)                                        Course No: SS1131

Grade Level:  11 or 12

This course explores key themes and topics in United States history from the end of World War II to the present, including: 1) Postwar Boom; 2) Cold War; 3) Civil Rights Movement; 4) the Seventies; 5) Social   Change for Women and Latino and Native Americans; 6) the Conservative tide and Reaganomics; and 7) the United States in today’s world.

 

Project Circuit Two-Way Project Circuit Classes

The following classes are offered over the two way system in the Distance Learning Classroom.  These classes are geared toward junior and senior students who would like to take more in depth classes that may aid them in career exploration.  Please note that your instructor will be teaching from another building somewhere in Wisconsin so students will not have in person day to day contact with their teacher.Students taking these classes will need to be self motivated, highly responsible and good students.  If students don’t pass their class, they will be responsible for reimbursing Whitehall High School for the cost of taking the class.

Technical College Courses

These courses are Western Technical College, Northcentral Technical College and Chippewa Valley Technical College courses are taught by certified instructors, using technical college books and materials.  Students receive regular technical college credit and high school credit (Dual Credit) upon completion of the course(s).  At successful completion of the course, students can request an official transcript with grade and credit(s) recorded at the technical college.

These courses are of college level integrity and rigor.  Courses will be taught on the Western Technical College, Northcentral Technical College and Chippewa Valley Technical College calendar delivery as stated in the course syllabus.  Absences due to conflicting high school activities must be pre-arranged with the instructor, and students will be responsible for any missed work.  Students taking these classes will need to be self motivated, highly responsible and good students.  If students don’t pass their class, they will be responsible for reimbursing Whitehall High School for the cost of taking the class.

Final grades can be provided only at the completion of the Technical College semester.  Requests for student grade status prior to graduation will be considered on an individual request if initiated by the secondary school counselor, transmitted by the student to the Western instructor.

All students will create an email address for Technical College classes.

All high school student registrations must be submitted on the "High School Registration Form" with appropriate signatures and recommended form where applicable.

ACCUPLACER testing is held at the Independence Campus on the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM or the 3rd Monday at 6:00 PM.  (Appointment is necessary,-you must register online) PO Box 308, Independence, WI 54747.  **Are you wondering how your Technical College course might transfer into one of the UW-System campuses?  You can look up specific courses and campuses at this website:  www.uwsa.edu/tis/.  The Transfer Information System (TIS) is managed by the University of Wisconsin System and developed in conjunction with the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Current Events in Criminal Justice (10-504-173)                                          Course No:  SS 1128

Credits:  NTC Credit (3.0)   ½ HS Credit

Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Students will explore nine current issues related to law enforcement of today.  Students will be given scenarios that speak to those issues and will be expected to research, reflect and eventually respond to those scenarios in a manner that effectively addresses the issues being explored.

Title:  Introduction to Health Careers (Culture of Healthcare-CVTC)                        Course No: FC 409

Length: Semester                                        (Also listed in FCS)

Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 1/2 credit High School; 2 Transcripted Credits CVTC

Comments: Students will be required to be up to date on immunizations and sign confidentiality forms for admittance to local medical facilities for field trips and/or job shadow experiences.  One of the fastest growing and fields of career demand is the healthcare field.  This course is the first in the series of three courses that lead to the State of Wisconsin Health Youth Apprenticeship certification program and is the first course required to be selected for the Health Science Academy Program.  (See further information at the end of the FCS section of this catalog.) In this course you will explore the origins of health care, careers in health care, legal and ethical issues, communication in the healthcare system, infection control, safety practices, body systems, health and wellness, human growth and development, and emergency care.  This course will involve many hands-on applications such as building human anatomy out of clay and field trips to various health care/medical facilities to examine the many avenues one can take in the medical field.

Medical Terminology Online                                                        Course No: FC 413

Credits: Western Technical College Credit (3.0) ½ HS Credit

Length: Semester (2nd Semester)

Host School/Instructor: Western/ Staff 

Prerequisite(s):  Introduction to Medical Terminology

Description: Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation analysis and reconstruction of terms; emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation.  There will be an introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.  This course is open to all students, but meets a course requirement for Health Services youth apprenticeship program students.

Introduction to Sociology (10-809-196)**                                                Course No: SS 1140

Credits: Western Technical College Credit (3.0)/1/2 HS Credit

**Prerequisite(s): Intro to Sociology Reading Placement Scores: ACT 13+(Reading), COMPASS 60+(Reading), ASSET 35+(Reading).

***Must have taken High School Sociology prior

Host School/Instructor: Western/Staff.

Description: Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues

Psychology, Introduction to (10-809-198)**                                        Course No: SS 1141

Credits: Western Technical College Credit (3.0).

** Prerequisite(s): Intro to Psychology Reading Placement Scores: ACT 13+(Reading), COMPASS60+(Reading), ASSET 35+(Reading).

***Must have taken High School Psychology prior

Host School/Instructor: Western/Staff

Comments:  Whitehall Students must have a C+ or better GPA
Description An introductory course in psychology surveying the multiple aspects of human behavior. It addresses the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as perception, learning, motivation, development, personality, health and pathology, exploring physiological and environmental influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal and vocational settings.  

This course is required for all Associate in Applied Sciences degrees.

Written Communications (10-801-195)***                                                Course No: EN 333

Credits: Western Technical College Credit (3.0)/1/2 HS Credit

** Prerequisite(s) : Required Written Communications Writing Scores:  ACT 19+ (English), COMPASS 75+(Writing), ASSET 45+ (Writing)

Host School/Instructor: Western/Staff

Description: Students use the writing process and the computer to complete written projects. In the process of doing so, students analyze audience and purpose; generate ideas for writing; employ appropriate rhetorical strategies; research, synthesize, and organize information; use an approved documentation system for research writing; format word-processed documents appropriately; and follow grammar and punctuation rules.  

This course is required for all Associate in Applied Science degree programs.

Speech (10-801-198)**                                                Course No: EN 334

Credits: Western Technical College Credit (3.0)/ ½ HS Credit

** Prerequisite(s):  Speech Placement Scores: ACT 13+(Reading), COMPASS 60+(Reading), ASSET 35+(Reading).

***English Credit

Host School/Instructor: Western/Staff

Description: Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Title: Animal Science**(also listed in Agr.)                        Course No:  AG 005

Credit:  Western Technical College (3.0)/ 1 HS Science Credit

Length:  Semester No. Periods:  2        

Grade Level: 10-12

This class has a transcripted credit agreement with Western Technical College, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

This course is designed to give students knowledge and experience in the care of small and large animals.  Pets are very popular today and it is very important that people understand how to care for their animals properly and to understand the animal welfare issues faced by today’s animal owners.  Topics will include nutrition, health, daily care, breed identification, selection, and training.  Labs will be done to demonstrate proper grooming, feeding, handling, and health practices.  Animals to be discussed will be dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, birds, cattle, pigs, horses, llamas and others chosen based on class interest.  Field trips to the Humane Society, Vet Clinic, Llama farm and other local facilities and guest speakers will also be an important part of the class.  

Industrial Machine Controls Program                                          Course No: IN620/621

Credit: Western Technical College 14 Credits

Length: (All Year-Blended ) Tentative schedule:  12:00-3:00 three days per week face to face.

Independence Campus

Technical Diploma

Graduates of this program can start their career or transfer/advance  to the Electromechanical Technology Program.  Since this is a program, pre-admission requirements of testing and application are required

Test Scores:          English ACT 16, Accuplacer 55

                Reading ACT 13, Accuplacer 70

                 Math ACT 17, Accuplacer 46

Courses:

Basic Industrial Controls- 2 Credits

Basic PLC Programming with Digital-2 Credits

Basic Soldering- 1 Credit

Industrial DC/AC -3 Credits

Industrial Electronic Devices- 2 Credits

Intro to Electromechanical Technology- 2 credits

PLC Applications-2 Credits

**Elementary Algebra w/ Apps  -3 Credits (IF you have not scored at least a C in Algebra 1)


Advanced Placement Courses (AP)

Advanced placement courses allow high school students to earn university credit while still in high school in an intellectually stimulating and rewarding environment.  Advanced Placement courses are offered in over 10,000 American high schools and in sixty-four foreign countries.

Title:  A.P. Calculus**                                         Course No: MA 712/713        

Length:  All Year        

Grade Level:  12                                                 

Two-Way Class - Whitehall - This is an honors course

This is an introductory calculus course with elementary functions.  It is taught as an advanced placement class.  Calculus is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics including algebra, formal geometry, rectangular and polar coordinates, equations and graphs, lines, and conics.


University Credit Courses

Students taking these university classes will need to be self motivated, highly responsible and good students.  If students don’t pass their class, they will be responsible for reimbursing Whitehall High School for the cost of taking the class.

One University credit is equal to .25 High School credit

Title:        ENG 101: Composition I                                         Course No: EN 331        

Length:  Semester (1st) 

Credit: 3 university elective English credits/.75  English H.S credits                

Prerequisite(s): Pass the UW-System Placement test with  a sufficiently high placement score.

Description: A composition course focusing on academic writing, the writing process and critical reading. Emphasis will be on essays that incorporate readings.

Credits: 3.0 Length: 1 Semester

Title: ENG 102: Composition II                                        Course No: EN 332

Credits: 3 university 3 university English credits/.75  English H.S credits

Length:  Semester (2nd)

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENG 101 Composition I or exemption through a sufficiently high placement assessment.

Description: A composition course focusing on researched academic writing that presents information, ideas and arguments. Emphasis will be on the writing process, critical thinking and critical reading.

Title: ENG 250: Introduction to Literary Studies                        Course No: EN 330

Credits: 3 university 3 university English credits/.75  English H.S credits

Length:  Semester (2nd)

Prerequisite(s): Pass the UW-System Placement test with  a sufficiently high placement score.

Description: An introduction to the discipline of literary studies through its fundamental approaches to reading, interpreting, and writing about a variety of texts, ranging from the classic to the contemporary with the goal of understating, appreciating and enjoying literature.


Mobile Skills Lab

Intro to the Mobile Skills Lab

Length: quarter

Grade Level: 9-10

Max Students:  24

Description:  This course will be offered for students at the school the Mobile Lab is located at for the quarter. This course will introduce students to what the Mobile Lab has to offer such as:

In addition, students will have opportunities to tour different facilities and hear from guest speakers to help learn about what future careers are available to them.  Students will also begin to explore what further education they will need to achieve their career goals

Advanced Manufacturing

Length: full year

Grade Level: 9-12

Max Students:  unlimited

Description:  This course will take students through the full Amatrol Industry 4.0 curriculum, starting with workplace safety. Students will then learn basic measurement, blueprint reading, electricity, and mechanical power. Once Students gain these basic skills they will begin learning programing, electric relay control, sensors, and robotics. This course is designed to give students the skills they need to understand the industrial internet of things and expose them to the demand for future careers. This course will have opportunities for transcripted credits through multiple technical colleges.

Design with Solidworks 

Length:  semester

Grade Level: 10-12

Max Students:  24

Description:  This course will introduce students to drafting and design by working with Solidworks, a 3D drafting software that is used throughout industry. This class will cover basic tools/commands, 2D drawing, dimensioning, blueprint reading, and creating 3D parts. This course will use Amatrol Elearning in addition to the Western Technical College curriculum. This course will have opportunities for transcripted credits through multiple technical colleges.

Industrial Robotics

Length: semester

Grade Level: 10-12

Max Students:  24

Description:  In this course students will be working with our FANUC Certification Cart learning how robotics work. This course will show students how to program and troubleshoot robots. Students will not only learn how to move the robot but also manage end-of-arm tooling. This course will utilize FANUC curriculum and resources used by industrial technicians and automation engineers. Students in this course will experience field trips to see automation and robotics being used in industry. Upon completion of this course with an 85% or higher students will receive FANUC certification. This course may have opportunity for transcripted credits through multiple technical colleges  

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