LACEY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

73 Haines Street, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey   08734

Tel # (609) 971-2020         Fax # (609) 242-0873        CEEB CODE: 310677

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Robert C. Klaus II, President

Shawn Giordano, Vice President

Linda A. Downing, Board Member

David Silletti, Board Member

Nicholas Mirandi, Board Member

Tom DeBlass, Board Member

Robert C. Riggs, Board Member

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

Vanessa P. Clark, Ph.D. 

Superintendent

TBD 

Assistant Superintendent

Patrick DeGeorge

School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary

Sharon Silvia 

Assistant School Business Administrator/                    Board Secretary

Joseph Bond  

Director of Special Services

William W. Zylinski

District Supervisor

Michelle A. Amos

District Supervisor

HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Gregory Brandis

Principal

Mark Angelo

Assistant Principal: Class of 2019 & Class of 2021

Supervisor: Family Consumer Science, Special Education Programs, STEM Academy, & Facilities Operations

Timothy Dowd

Assistant Principal: Class of 2018 & Class of 2020

Supervisor: Fine, Industrial & Performing Arts, Leadership Academy of Humanities, LTHS-OCC College Academy & Activities

Aimee Delvento

Athletic Director;

Supervisor Health/Physical Education

Julie Ciccarone

Supervisor of Guidance

Paul Groben

Supervisor 7-12: Social Studies Department and Social Studies Special Education Teachers, Business, World Language

Mary Esch

Supervisor 7-12: ELA Department, ELA Special Education Teachers

Margaret Molloy

Supervisor 7-12:  Math & Science Departments, Math & Science Special Education Teachers

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT COUNSELORS:

Stephanie Cook, Nicole Cruz, Barbara DeChiaro, Stephanie Law, Margaret Rand, Elyse Winkle

Guidance Department Telephone # (609) 971-2020 Ext. 2013    Fax # (609) 242-2063

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Click on the link below for each section

Introduction

Students with Disabilities (504)

Affirmative Action

Guidance Office

State and District Graduation Requirements

State Testing Requirements

State and School NJSIAA Eligibility

Lacey Online Learning Academy (LOLA)

Summer School

Credit Withdrawal

Course Withdrawal

Incomplete Grades

Basic Skills

Midterms and Final Examinations

Ocean County College Jump Start Program

LTHS - OCC College Academy (Embedded)

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Middle College Program

The Scheduling Process

Portal Information

Change of Course Policy

Marking System

Class Rank

Advanced Placement /Honors Program

NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards

Core Course for NCAA Initial Eligibility

Naviance

Course Descriptions - Art Department

Course Descriptions - Business Department

Course Descriptions - English Department

Course Descriptions - Family & Consumer Science Department

Course Descriptions - Industrial Technology Education Department

Course Descriptions - Lacey Online Learning Academy (LOLA)

Course Descriptions - Performing Arts

Course Descriptions - Physical Education/Health Department

Course Descriptions - Science Department

Course Descriptions - STEM Academy

Course Descriptions - Social Studies Department

Course Descriptions - World Language Department

Course Descriptions - Special Education Department

Course Descriptions - Ocean County Vocational School

Introduction 

Lacey Township High School, with an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students, offers a wide range of educational opportunities for students in grades nine through twelve, through a comprehensive program of curricular and co-curricular studies. Courses are offered for those who expect to continue their education after high school and for those who plan to seek employment immediately after graduation. All students are provided with an equal opportunity to achieve their maximum potential through the programs offered regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, and national origin, social or economic background.

 

An important decision for the high school student is the choice of curricular offerings and program of studies. Counselors will assist each student in selecting courses, which correspond to individual needs, interests, and abilities. Each student should select courses with great care in view of the following: future educational/career goals, graduation requirements, and areas for the exploration and development of special talents and interests. Student planning should be designed for the entire four years in high school. However, annual evaluation must be conducted for possible modifications in light of changes in future plans.

 

This curriculum guide has been compiled as a reference for parents and students in scheduling courses at Lacey Township High School. In addition to a summary of all courses, this guide contains information about graduation requirements, grading procedures, student services, etc. Decisions on course selections should be firm because it will be difficult to make changes at a later date. It is important to note that after all registrations have been completed, the school reserves the right to drop courses for insufficient enrollment. In such cases, students will be placed in an alternate subject. However, every effort will be made to avoid such situations.

 

Since no publication can answer all questions, parents and students are encouraged to visit the school website at lths.laceyschools.org or contact the Guidance Department at 609-971-2020 extension 2013 or visit their website at lthsguidance.com.  The registration process will begin with a general student orientation during which information will be shared. Students should then go onto the portal and input their elective preferences in priority order.  It is hoped that this publication will prove helpful and that students will make full use of the many opportunities offered at Lacey Township High School.  The entire staff extends best wishes for happiness and success to all learners.

+Students with Disabilities (504)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. The Lacey Township School District is responsible for preventing discrimination in policy, programs, and practices regarding personnel and students.

 

The Lacey Township School District is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and affording equal access of appropriate educational services for students who are deemed eligible for Section 504 services. Parents or guardians of children who believe their child has a disability that requires modifications or accommodations to his or her educational program should contact the building principal or submit a written request to: Julie Ciccarone, Supervisor of Guidance and 504 Coordinator, 73 Haines St., Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734.

Affirmative Action

The Lacey Township Board of Education reaffirms its policy to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit discrimination because of sex, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, social or economic status, or disability in the educational programs and activities, not limited to but including course offerings, athletic programs, guidance and counseling, test and procedures, parenthood, sexual orientation and marital status, through an intensive affirmative action program which shall be an integral part of every aspect of educational policies and programs to the maximum extent possible.

 

The Board of Education also reaffirms its policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons to prohibit discrimination in employment because of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, domicile, marital status, or non-employment in the public education system of the school district. An intensive affirmative action program shall be an integral part of every aspect of employment, not limited to but including upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation including fringe benefits, employment selection or selection for training and apprenticeship promotion or tenure.

Guidance Office

The Guidance staff is located in the high school to provide the students, parents, and teachers with a variety of services, which enable the student to participate fully in the educational program. Each member of the Guidance staff has been trained to provide assistance to parents and students. These include five guidance counselors and the Child Study Team, comprised of a social worker, a learning disabilities teacher consultant, a school psychologist.  For questions or an appointment, call 609-971-2020 extension 2013.

 

Each student is assigned to a guidance counselor. Conferences between the student and counselor are held periodically. The main purpose of the counseling services is to assist each student in reaching their potential. Assistance is given to students in methods of self-analysis and improvement based on information that is available from the results of tests, grades, teachers' ratings, parental consultation, etc.

 

The Guidance staff provides assistance to parents and students in many areas such as academic planning, orientation to the school, assessment on both an individual and group basis, identification of learning problems, development of an Individual Educational Plan for special education students, career counseling and planning, personal and social counseling, college, technical, trade and nursing school planning and placement, and financial aid and scholarship service.


State and District Graduation Requirements

Required/Recommended Coursework

Freshmen

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

 

Core

Subject

Courses

English 9

English 10

English 11

English 12

Math

Math

Math

*Math elective

(optional)

Science

* including laboratory biology; chemistry, environmental science or physics; and, an additional lab/inquiry-based science

Science

Science

*Science elective

(optional)

World History

US History 1

US History 2

*Social Studies elective (optional)

PE/Health

PE/Health 9

PE/Health 10

PE/Health 11

PE/Health 12

World Language

Spanish

French

German

One year required for graduation requirements

*World Language

(optional)

College bound students need 2-4 years of a world language

*World Language

(optional)

*World Language

(optional)

Elective Credits Per Year

*10 credits

*15 credits

*15 credits

*30 credits

Required Elective Options within 4 years

5 credits in Visual or Performing Arts,

5 credits in Career-Technical Art

2.5 credits in Financial, Economics, Business & Entrepreneurship Literacy

Other Elective Options

 

LOLA

Workplace Readiness

OCVTS

AP Classes

Ocean County College Academy

State Testing Needed

See explanations of state testing requirements on next page.

Total credits needed

135

135

135

135


Example Student Schedule

Lacey Township High School

Sample Block Schedule

Period

Cardinal Day (C)

Period

Navy Day (N)

Arrival

6:55

C1

7:05 - 8:34

English

N1

7:05 - 8:34

Math

C2

8:38 - 10:03

PE/Health 9

N2

8:38 - 10:03

History

C3

10:07 - 12:06

Science

(Lunch)

N3

10:07 - 12:06  

World Language

(Lunch)

C4

12:10 - 1:35

Elective or CCR

(College & Career Readiness)

N4

12:10 - 1:35

Elective

Lunch = 30 minutes                        Class times:

Lunch 1 10:07 - 10:37                 10:41 - 12:06

Lunch 2 10:53 - 11:23                        10:07 - 10:49/11:26 - 12:06

Lunch 3 11:36 - 12:06                        10:07 - 11:33        

Passing time between classes:         4 minutes

Class period minutes:                        85 minutes


State Testing Requirements

The PARCC assessments, which are aligned to state Common Core Standards, have replaced the HSPA as a measure of student competence to graduate high school. PARCC assessments are delivered online and provide schools with thorough feedback of student progress.

 

The PARCC assesses proficiency in English and Mathematics. More information on PARCC can be found by visiting http://www.parcconline.org/.

 

The updated chart below details how students can satisfy their assessment graduation requirement.  

CLASS OF 2019

Three Pathways Available

English Language Arts (ELA)

Mathematics

First Pathway 

Take and Pass a PARCC Test

PARCC ELA Grade 9 >= 750 (Level 4)

or

PARCC ELA Grade 10 >=750 (Level 4)

or

PARCC ELA Grade 11 >= 725 (Level 3)

PARCC Algebra I >= 750 (Level 4) or

PARCC Geometry >= 725 (Level 3) or

PARCC Algebra II >= 725 (Level 3)

Second Pathway Take and Pass one of the Alternative Assessments

SAT Critical Reading (taken before 3/1/16) >= 400 or

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 450

or

SAT Reading Test (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 22

or

ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading* >= 16 or

Accuplacer WritePlacer >= 6

or

Accuplacer WritePlacer ESL >= 4

or

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading (taken before 10/1/15) >= 40

or

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading (taken 10/1/15 or later) >= 22

or

ACT Aspire Reading* >= 422

or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >= 31

SAT Math (taken before 3/1/16) >= 400 or

SAT Math Section (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 440

or

SAT Math Test (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 22

or

ACT or ACT PLAN* Math >= 16

or

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra >= 76 or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math (taken before 10/1/15) >= 40

or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math (taken 10/1/15 or later) >= 22

or

ACT Aspire Math* >= 422

or ASVAB-AFQT Composite >= 31

Third Pathway Portfolio Appeals

Meet the criteria of the NJDOE

Portfolio Appeal for ELA

Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal for Math

 

CLASS OF 2020

Three Pathways Available

English Language Arts (ELA)

Mathematics

First Pathway 

Take and Pass

a PARCC Test

PARCC ELA Grade 9

or

PARCC ELA Grade 10

or

PARCC ELA Grade 11

PARCC Algebra I***

or

PARCC Geometry

or

PARCC Algebra II

Second Pathway 

Take and Pass one of the Alternative Assessments

This Pathway is only available if a student takes all PARCC tests associated with the high-school level courses for which they were eligible and receive valid scores*

SAT Reading Test

or

ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading**

or

Accuplacer WritePlacer

or

Accuplacer WritePlacer ESL

or

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading or

ACT Aspire Reading**

or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite

SAT Math Test

or

ACT or ACT PLAN Math**

or

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra

or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math

or

ACT Aspire Math**

or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite

Third Pathway 

Portfolio Appeals

This Pathway is only available if a student takes all PARCC tests associated with the high-school level courses for which they were eligible and receive valid scores*

Meet the criteria of the NJDOE

Portfolio Appeal for ELA

Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal for Math

Note: * “Eligible” is defined as a student who is enrolled in a high-school level course for which there is a PARCC test and receives a valid score. This includes all of these courses: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, ELA 9, ELA 10, and ELA 11. ** Test is no longer administered but can be used for the graduating year. *** The NJDOE is providing flexibility to meet the math assessment requirement for students in the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who completed an Algebra I course prior to the September 6, 2016 effective date of the new high school assessment regulations.

 

 http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf


Elective Requirements for Graduation

On the following page is a list of courses offered at Lacey Township High School and their relation to the graduation requirements for Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F).  When selecting courses for next year, it is important to make sure you are fulfilling your graduation requirements.  At your individual meeting, your School Counselor will review your course selections to ensure that you are meeting all of the Graduation requirements.    

Please note: Some electives can meet EITHER the Visual and Performing Art, Career Education and Consumer, Family and Life Skills, or Financial Literacy requirement,  BUT one course cannot meet more than one requirement.

COURSE TITLES

Accounting

Acting

American Government

AP Computer Science

AP Psychology

AP Music Theory

AP Studio Art

Ceramics & Sculpture

Child Development

Computer Applications

Computer Programming

Concert Band & Concert Choir

Contemporary Living

Digital Photography

Digital Publications

Economics

Engineering and Design (formerly CADD)

Exploratory Business 

Fashion Design

Financial Literacy

Fine Art

Forensic Science

Graphic Design

Guitar

Interior Design

Introduction to the Art of Product Design

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

Introduction to Tourism

Marine Biology

Marketing Education

Military Science

Music Technology

Music Theory

Musical Theatre

Ocean County Vocational Technical School 

Select Ensemble

Social and Behavioral Sciences

STEM Core Classes

Student Intern MD/Autistic Programs

Telecommunications

Woodworking Design & Construction

Workplace Readiness Program

GRADES

11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

11, 12

11, 12

11, 12

12

10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

11, 12

11, 12

11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

11, 12

10, 11, 12

11, 12

11, 12

10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

12

9, 10, 11, 12

9, 10, 11, 12

12

V/P

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

C

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

F

X

X

X

X


State and School NJSIAA Eligibility

New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Eligibility Rules apply to all Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Teams

 

  1. ELIGIBLE if a student has not reached the age of 19 prior to September 1st.
  2. ELIGIBLE during the first semester (September 1 to January 31) if a student has passed 25% of the credits required by the State of New Jersey for graduation, during the immediately preceding academic year ELIGIBLE FOR SPRING SPORTS (second semester - February 1 to June 30) if a student has passed the equivalent of 12-1/2% of the credits required by the State of New Jersey at the close of the preceding semester (January 31). Full year courses shall be equated as one-half of the total credits passed during the immediately preceding semester.
  3. ELIGIBLE if transfer because of a change of residence by parents or as approved by the Executive Committee.
  4. ELIGIBLE if no influence used to retain or secure a student.
  5. ELIGIBLE to represent his/her present school if a student's parents move to another district maintaining secondary school of equal grade or higher provided he/she remains properly enrolled. Any subsequent transfer will be subject to the transfer provisions.
  6. NOT ELIGIBLE after the completion of 8 semesters following a student's entrance into the 9th grade, regardless of the fact that a sports season may not be completed.
  7. NOT ELIGIBLE after the class in which a student is originally to enrolled graduate, regardless of transfers during the 3 or 4 year period.

 

State eligibility for the fall semester in Lacey Township will be the final grades recorded at the end of the school year, including all summer school grades. Eligibility for the spring semester will be based on the numeric average for the first two marking period grades of the school year. All averages ending in .5 or above will be rounded up to the next whole number (e.g. 82.5 - 83) to determine this average.

 

It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to keep track of his/her eligibility status. Should there be a question, students and parents are encouraged to contact the Guidance Department regarding enforcement of the rules and by-laws of the NJSIAA.

 

All incoming freshmen are eligible to participate in all interscholastic athletic competition during the first semester (1st and 2nd marking periods of the school year). This mandate is applied to all fall and winter sports. Future participation is dependent upon the student meeting the following eligibility requirements:

 

To be eligible for interscholastic athletic competition during the first semester (1st and 2nd marking periods of the school year) in the second, third, and fourth years of high school, a student must have passed at least 25% of the State of New Jersey required credits for graduation for the preceding academic year (i.e. 120 credits to graduate; therefore, students must pass 30 of these credits). This mandate is applied to all fall and winter sports.

 

To be eligible for interscholastic athletic competition during the second semester (3rd and 4th marking periods of the school year) students must be passing at last 25% of the State of New Jersey required credits for graduation for the first semester (1st and 2nd marking periods excluding the midterm grade) of the current academic year (i.e. 120 credits to graduate; therefore, students must be passing classes which are equivalent of 30 credits in their current schedule). This mandate is applied to spring sports.

Student eligibility for participating in sports:

High School students must pass 30 credits during a preceding year to be eligible for participation in any sport in the fall and winter.

 

Eligibility for sports will be determined as follows:

         Fall activities: end of prior school year’s final grades.

         Winter activities: end of prior year’s final grades.

         Spring activities: current school year’s 1st and 2nd marking period grades

FOR SENIOR-ATHLETES: It is recognized that students may accelerate their academic programs during their first three years of secondary schooling. Consequently, such students may be eligible in the second semester of their senior year even when they carry less than 121 /2% (15 credits) of the State minimum (120 credits) during the first semester provided they are meeting their school district’s graduation requirements and are passing all courses in which they are enrolled at f the start of the first semester. Students should be cautioned not to register for the minimum credits (15) in their first semester of their senior year, since a failure of just one course will result in ineligibility in the second semester. Waivers will not be considered for a senior who does not attain 15 credits and who fails a subject in his/her first semester, unless that senior is passing all subjects in the subsequent marking period.

(*retrieved from NJSIAA Interpretive Guidelines for Guidelines for Student-Athlete Eligibility, page 3.)

 

NOTE: Incoming grade 9 students are eligible to participate in all co-curricular activities during the first and second marking periods if they have been promoted from grade 8.  Determinations of eligibility under any of the above may be appealed to the high school principal who shall consider any mitigating or extenuating circumstances.

Lacey Online Learning Academy (LOLA)

Lacey Township High School is proud to offer an alternative method of earning credit online through the Lacey Online Learning Academy (LOLA). Lacey Township High School students are permitted to take one (1) full year of eligible LOLA classes (two 2.5 credit classes) as part of their regular eight period schedule.  Eligible means that the LOLA classes must be electives not offered at LTHS or to fulfill a requirement that cannot otherwise fit into a student's schedule.  For an additional fee, students can take credit recovery classes for previously failed courses and/or enrichment classes to explore career interests. These classes may be taken in the summer or outside the school day during the school year.  Credit recovery classes and the one (1) full year of eligible LOLA classes will count towards the student’s grade point average and class rank.  Enrichment classes will not count towards grade point average and rank.

Summer School

Students failing or have failed a required subject are encouraged to take credit recovery coursework immediately following the school year.  In general, a student may not attend summer school if he/she received a “withdrawal failure” (WF), “credit withdrawal” (CW), or an “Incomplete” (I) in a particular course.  Students who receive a grade of WF (withdrawal failure), CW (credit withdrawal), or I (incomplete) must receive administrative approval to retake the class.  Students are encouraged to take online credit recovery courses through LOLA in order to graduate with their class.

Credit Withdrawal

Course credit will be withdrawn if the student has not attended the minimum number of class meetings.  Course credit will also be withdrawn if a student has excessive cuts. Please refer to the student handbook for future information pertaining to loss of credit/attendance.

Course Withdrawal

For students withdrawing from a course, the deadline will be two weeks into the first marking period. For students taking a half-year course in the second semester, the deadline for withdrawing from the class will be two weeks into the third marking period. The specific deadlines are announced and posted in the Guidance Office.   Student will not drop a course at that point unless teacher recommendation and administrative approval with a WP or WF, depending upon their grade at the time of withdraw.  

Incomplete Grades

A status of “I” on the report card is given by a teacher and approved by administration in an instance in which the student has been given extended time to complete the requirements of a course. The “I” must be resolved as soon as possible in order to avoid course failure. The missed assignments/grades behind the incomplete will turn into a zero if not made up within mandated time.

Basic Skills

The basic skills and/or intervention classes are intended to remediate students so that they will be better able to pass state standardized tests in order to fulfill the state-mandated graduation requirements. The State Department of Education requires remediation for students identified as being at risk of failing the state mandated assessments.

 

Vocational school students who are in jeopardy of not passing state-mandated testing will be required to participate in basic skills and/or intervention classes as directed by the administration.  

Ocean County College Jump Start Program

(High school students attending OCC Part-time)

 

Earn college credit while you’re still in high school! Take courses at Ocean County College’s Main Campus in Toms River, their satellite location at the Southern Education Center in Manahawkin, or at a local high school in Ocean County.

 

Through the Jump Start Program, high school students can get a “jump” on their college education. Any junior or senior who wishes to enroll as a part-time college student at OCC may do so with the permission of his/her high school Guidance Counselor or Principal. Students who take only one course per semester in both the junior and senior years will have completed an entire semester of college prior to graduating from high school! This can translate into tremendous savings in terms of time and money. Ocean County high school students have the advantage of receiving a Board of Trustees scholarship, with reduced tuition, plus appropriate college fees. More importantly, students participating in this program gain an invaluable measure of self-confidence in knowing they can do college level work.

 

General guidelines for participation in the Jump Start Program:

  1. A recommendation from the guidance counselor or Principal of the high school is required.
  2.  Students must satisfy any course prerequisite and have earned an overall above average GPA in high school or demonstrated a high potential to succeed in special areas related to college courses.
  3.  Jump Start students may attend part-time only...maximum of two classes per semester.

 

Applying for admission to Ocean County College:

  1. Meet with your high school guidance counselor. Discuss whether or not this program is a good fit for you, as well as which class you should take. The OCC Academic Advising Office can assist in your course selection.
  2. Fill out OCC’s green High School Application/Registration form. This must be completed each semester in which you enroll as a Jump Start student.
  3. Have the Application/Registration form signed by your Principal or Guidance Counselor, as well as your parent or guardian (required even if you are 18 years old).
  4. Jump Start students wishing to take college level mathematics or English courses must provide appropriate test scores to prove college readiness. They must provide the Registration and Records office with any of the following qualifying scores:

Students who do not have the above qualifying scores may take the Accuplacer test at the OCC Testing Center or the Southern Education Center in Manahawkin. Contact number is 732-255-0401.

  1. Fill out the green application/registration form with the course and section number then submit to the Registration & Records Office or the Southern Education Center in Manahawkin for processing. The Registration and Records office will give you your class schedule/ bill and direct you to make payment within 24 hours at the Cashier's office.

If you have any questions about the Jump Start Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 732-255-0400 Ext. 2960 or email: occadmissions@ocean.edu.

 

HELPFUL HINTS for JUMP START STUDENTS

You are commended for taking the initiative to begin your college education while still in high school. Students in this program have reported high degrees of satisfaction with the quality of the instruction and ability to get a “Jumpstart” on their college degree.

IMPORTANT: Every semester has a withdrawal deadline. Exact dates can be found at

http://www.ocean.edu/content/public/study-on-campus/academics/calendar.html

Please note: There is no reduced tuition for Jump Start students registered in Distance Learning courses.

LTHS - OCC College Academy (Embedded)

Beginning with the class of 2019, we expanded the College Academy program from 18 credits up to 64 college credits with the opportunity to earn an Associate's Degree of Liberal Arts. If an LTHS student takes advantage of all that the district has to offer, they will be able to walk across the stage at Ocean County College before receiving their Lacey Township High School diploma.

Junior year opportunity = 30 college credits

Senior year opportunity = 34 credits

Liberal Arts Associate's Degree

Academic Commitment

Once selected to participate in the LTHS – OCC College Academy at Lacey Township High School, students may enroll in courses according to the following guidelines:

  1. Only Lacey Township High School seniors and juniors who are in good standing may participate in the program.  Good academic standing is defined as students who possess at least 110 credits (seniors), 70 credits (juniors), and no grades lower than a C.
  2. Students must meet the enrollment criteria as outlined by Ocean County College.  Criteria can be found at the following website:

http://www.ocean.edu/content/dam/public/files/jump_start_program.pdf (see Item 4 under Applying for Admission to Ocean County College)

  1. Students who enroll for a fall semester class are encouraged to sign up for the corresponding spring semester class.  For example, a student who signs up for English I (ENG 151) in the fall semester must also enroll to take Creative Writing (ENG 153) in the spring semester.  Students must enroll in both semesters of a given subject.  The following course combinations are available: 

         *As this program is still new and developing, these classes are subject to change.

Dual Enrollment

Students enrolled in the LTHS-OCC College Academy will receive credit for classes from Lacey Township High School and Ocean County College.  Class rank and GPA, however, will be calculated using classes taken in the fall semester ONLY.

 

Financial Commitment

Students and parents will be responsible for making tuition payments directly to Ocean County College.  Students are not eligible for financial aid due to the reduced tuition.  Failure to make tuition payments will result in the removal from the LTHS-OCC College Academy Program.

The JumpStart rate will apply to all classes in this program. $97.50 per credit (OCC classes = 3 credits), excluding additional course and registration fees. *Subject to change.

 

Attendance

The OCC/LTHS attendance policy allows for 7 absences in any semester course. An 8th absence results in withdrawal of Lacey credit.   The teacher and administration will evaluate special circumstances.  Lates are not permitted and may be treated as absences.

 

Grading

Courses taken as a part of the LTHS-OCC College Academy Program will be highlighted on students’ high school transcripts.  The final grades of fall semester courses ONLY will carry the weight of an Advanced Placement (AP) course.  In addition, please note the following:

The Scheduling Process

Students to select elective offerings available to them will use the portal.  Core content teachers in math, English, science, and social studies will input academic recommendations. All classes must be taken in proper sequence.  Students cannot enroll in the next level of a course without passing the previous level.   Students will meet with their guidance counselors to discuss and finalize the recommendations and electives chosen.  Once all students have met with their guidance counselors, the school master schedule is developed, and student schedules are generated.

Portal Information

Students are to use the portal to select elective offerings available to them. Core content teachers in math, English, science, and social studies will input academic recommendations. All classes must be taken in proper sequence.

 

To input course requests, students should enter the student portal and click on "Course Requests." There will be a drop-down menu of departments. Clicking on a department allows the student to see and select electives he or she would like to take. Following the instructions in the portal or viewing the "how-to" video on the Guidance site will allow successful selection of electives. Students will meet with their guidance counselors to finalize course selections.

 

Parents are encouraged to either view their child's choices on the parent portal or to sit with their child when selecting electives on the student portal. For any questions or concerns, the Guidance Department can be reached at 609-971-2020, x2012.

Change of Course Policy

During the student registration process, the Guidance Department will allow changes in course selections until the published deadlines for making schedule changes. The only exceptions will be the following:

 

Once the schedule has been established, the student is expected to keep his or her commitment to the course selections that he or she has chosen.  Announced deadlines will be enforced.  In the event changes in schedules must occur once the school year has begun, the following procedures will be in effect:

 

  1. The student must obtain a Schedule Change Request Form from the Guidance Department.
  2. The student should discuss any planned change with the teacher whose subject he or she wishes to drop. The student must obtain the teacher's written approval to be dropped from the course as well as the department chairperson's approval.
  3. The student must return this form to his or her counselor for discussion and for the counselor's written recommendation.
  4. The student must take this form home and obtain the signature of his or her parents/guardians regarding the particular change.
  5. In addition to the returned form, the parent/guardian must call the counselor to verify parental approval.
  6. The student must continue to follow the schedule and continue to do the work until an administrative decision has been made regarding the particular request.

 

Schedule changes can only happen if there have been extenuating circumstances preventing the original schedule from being followed.  In these cases, the conditions noted in Change of Course Policy will be followed.  Schedule changes can only occur during the first two weeks of the start of the course unless the change is administratively authorized.

Marking System

  1. Report cards shall be issued quarterly through both Student and Parent Portals and shall indicate a grade and seven comments for each course.
  2. Progress reports may be issued midway through each quarter through both Student and Parent Portals.
  3. Explanation of grades:

92-100           Outstanding Achievement

I            Incomplete

84-91             Above Average Achievement  

CW       Credit Withdrawal “Attendance Policy”

77-83             Average Achievement

WF        Withdrawal Failing

70-76             Minimal Achievement

WP        Withdrawal Passing

Below 70           Unacceptable Achievement (Failing)    

Class Rank 

Class rank is determined by the grade point average.  Students are ranked within their own grade level only. Grade point average is computed by dividing the Total Quality Points by Total Credits Attempted.  Quality points for each course are determined by multiplying the grade weight by the credits earned.

The formula for determining grade point average is:

G.P.A. =              Total Quality Points

                        Total Credits Attempted

Grade Numerical Values:

AP

HONORS

REGULAR

GRADE RANGE

GRADE WEIGHT

GRADE RANGE

GRADE WEIGHT

GRADE RANGE

GRADE WEIGHT

92-100

5

92-100

4.5

92-100

4

84-91

4

84-91

3.5

84-91

3

77-83

3

77-83

2.5

77-83

2

70-76

2

70-76

1.5

70-76

1

69

0

69

0

69

0

Class of 2019: For each course taken beyond 30 credits (up to 40 credits), one additional quality point shall be added to the total number of quality points accumulated. This, in effect, will raise the grade point average.  Only college classes taken during the fall semester in the LTHS – OCC Jump Start Program will be included in accumulating quality points.  Class of 2020 and beyond will not have additional quality points added or calculated into their GPA and rank.

 

Class rank will be calculated at the conclusion of each year.  It will also be calculated at the midyear point for juniors and seniors.  Rank calculated at the conclusion of the 2nd marking period of each school year will  include the midterm assessment.  Additionally, rank is calculated at the conclusion of the 4th marking period of every school year to include the final assessment.  For the purposes of determining valedictorian and salutatorian, class rank will be calculated an additional time at the conclusion of the 3rd marking period during a student’s senior year.  *Unresolved Incomplete grades may turn into a zero if not made up within mandated time.

Advanced Placement /Honors Program 

Courses designated as honors level are designed to provide concentrated investigation into a particular subject area. In addition, honors coursework offers a broad spectrum of subject material. Expanded reading assignments, research activities, and independent projects will occupy a major portion of the course.

 

Courses designated as honors are assigned additional grade weight as described under Class Rank. Honors level courses will be offered according to sufficient student enrollment, scheduling considerations, and teacher availability.

Major criteria for placement include teacher recommendation, motivation, achievement on standardized tests, student marking period grades, midterm and final exam grades, reading and writing proficiency, and the ability to work independently. Students must maintain an 84 average or higher to continue to be recommended for an honors course or achieve a 92 average or higher in a college prep course to be recommended for an honors level course. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified above.

 

If a student desires honors level coursework but is not recommended for it, she/he can petition the placement by accessing the Petition for Honors Coursework form (the form can be obtained by your School Counselor in the Guidance office at either the middle school or at the high school). The completed form can be submitted to Guidance for the Department Supervisor review.

 

A student needs to be certain of the academic demands of the considered honors courses before submitting the requisite paperwork to gain admittance into the course(s).  It is recommended that the student talk with the teacher of the desired Honors course before pursuing the placement.  Any change of placement must begin with the Department Supervisor of the relevant content area.

 

Honors level courses are offered in many of the subject areas.  Please review the respective subject area offerings for selection options.  Advanced Placement (AP) - The following Advanced Placement courses are currently offered at Lacey Township High School:

AP Art Studio

AP English 11 - Language and Composition

AP Calculus AB

AP Computer Science

*online only

AP Music Theory

AP English 12 - Literature and Composition

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

AP Graphic Design

AP US History

AP Biology

AP Physics

AP Digital Photography

AP Psychology

AP Environmental Science

AP Chemistry

AP Spanish

AP French

AP German

AP World History

Students interested in receiving possible college credit for advanced coursework should consult with their School Counselor or Mr. John Kuzan, AP Academy Leader, for information regarding the AP examination. AP examinations are offered during the spring. Any student wishing to take an AP examination in a subject not offered as an LTHS class must see Guidance or Mr. Kuzan for assistance.

 

The grade weights for AP and honors can be found in the “class rank” section.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the district is introducing a new payment structure for AP Exams, which will be cumulative over a four-year period. During a student’s high school career, the Lacey Township School District will pay the full fee for ONE AP Exam. For each additional exam that a student takes, the district will pay 25%; the student will pay 75%. Students who earn a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam will receive full reimbursement for the AP Exam fee. To illustrate an example of what the new payment structure will look like, I have outlined a typical student example below:

  1. First AP Exam -                         District pays 100% of exam cost ($84)
  2. Second AP Exam-(all subsequent)        District pays 25% - ($24), Student pays 75% - ($60)
  3. Student Receives Full Reimbursement for Scoring 3, 4, or 5 on AP Exam

Example:

Grade

Course

Cost

Grade 9

No AP Courses

Grade 10

AP Biology

District Cost - $84

Student Cost - $0

Grade 11

STEM AP Physics

AP Literature

District Cost - $48

Student Cost - $120

*Reimbursed for 3, 4 or 5 on Exam

Grade 12

AP Psychology

AP US History

District Cost - $48

Student Cost - $120

*Reimbursed for 3, 4 or 5 on Exam

The High School Guidance Department and your child’s AP Teacher will notify you and your student when payment is due and will stay in touch throughout the AP Exam period to provide reimbursement where applicable.

NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards 

The Lacey Township School District has partnered with Naviance, a college and career readiness software provider, to provide students at the high school with tools to succeed while in school as well as after graduation from high school.

Initial-Eligibility Brochure

Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Narrated Presentation (for students)

Divisions I and II Core-Course Planning Worksheets

http://fs.ncaa.org/docs/eligibility_center/DI_and_DII_Worksheet.pdf

Division I academic requirements 

http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2017_DI_Requirments_Fact_Sheet_20170103.pdf

Divisions I Academic Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

http://fs.ncaa.org/docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/Acad_Requirements_FAQ_for_High_Schools.pdf

There are new requirements for college-bound student-athletes enrolling full time at an NCAA Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/High_School_IE_Standards.pdf

Division II New Academic Requirements

http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2017_DII_Requirments_Fact_Sheet_20170103.pdf                                       

Core Course for NCAA Initial Eligibility

The following core courses have met the NCAA requirements for initial eligibility:

ENGLISH                                                                        

SOCIAL SCIENCE

ADDITIONAL CORE COURSES

Creative Writing 1 & 2

English 9, 10, 11, 12 (B,CP,H,AP)

World History

US History I, II (CP, H, AP)

Current World Studies    

World Geography

Holocaust Human Rights & Genocide Studies

Economics

Criminology

Ethics  

New Jersey History  

AP Psychology

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Computer Programming 1, 2

French 1, 2, 3, (CP, H, AP)

Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 (CP, H, AP)

German 1, 2, 3, 4 (CP, H, AP)

MATHEMATICS

NATURAL/PHYSICAL

SCIENCE

Algebra I, II (B, CP, H)

Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry

AP Calculus AB & BC

Calculus /H

Pre-Calculus (CP, H)

Geometry (B, CP, H)

STEM Algebra II H

STEM Geometry H

STEM Precalculus H

Prob & Stats, Senior Math

Biology (CP, H, AP)

Chemistry (CP, H, AP)

Chemistry 2

Environmental Science (CP,AP)

Marine Biology

Principles of Chemical Science                                             Human Anatomy

Anatomy & Physiology H    

Forensic Science                            

Physics (CP, H, AP)  

STEM Core I, II, III (H)

STEM IV Capstone H                               STEM Biology H        

STEM Chemistry H

STEM Physics AP

Naviance

Naviance can be accessed via the school website using the same account and password information needed to log on to the portal.  Once in Naviance, students will be exposed to opportunities to set goals, assess strengths, explore careers, search for colleges, and apply for scholarships.

 

To see an overview of what Naviance is and how it can assist students to meet their academic goals, visit http://www.connection.naviance.com/lacey for details. Naviance offers all types of learners the opportunity to self-evaluate and explore careers for the future


Course Descriptions - Art Department

The Art Department offers students the opportunity to explore the arts.  Interested students may then pursue sequential courses in the Fine Arts program.  The major emphasis in the art program is to develop concepts and skills through the beginning levels that will allow students to eventually concentrate in a specific area through an individualized instructional program.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PRODUCT DESIGN: From Concept to the Consumer (V/P) (C)  

GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course gives students a wide overview in the basics of the art of product design with a focus on integrating 3D modeling, production design, and marketing in creating new products. Students will be introduced to the product development process, including: understanding customer needs; brainstorming; sketching; concept development; design aesthetics; prototyping; and written, visual, and oral communication. The course uses hands-on activities and computer-aided software (including Autodesk and Adobe Creative Suite) to develop, create, and analyze product models. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving as students develop a command of product development, skills in modeling, and communicating their creative solutions.

FINE ART 1 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                               GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This exploratory course in fine arts emphasizes experimentation in a variety of media while dealing with basic art concepts.  Areas of study will include those from the fine arts such as painting and drawing.  This course serves as a foundation for technical skills needed to draw or paint.

 

FINE ART 2 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                    

GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE: FINE ART 1                                                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

In Fine Art 2, emphasis is placed on investigation and exploration of ideas and materials primarily in the areas of drawing, painting, and sculpture.  Students are exposed to more sophisticated problems which should reinforce previous experience as well as expose new areas of thought.

 

FINE ART 3 (V/P) (C)

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE: FINE ART 2                                                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course offers the beginning of specialized training for students displaying interest and ability in fine arts.  The student is encouraged to explore in-depth areas of special interest as a means of individual expressions.

 

AP STUDIO ART (Previously FINE ART 4) (V/P) (C)                                                                                        

GRADE 12                                                 

PREREQUISITE: FINE ART 3                                                                                                                  FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

We want to help you take your artistic skills to the next level! Do you have what it takes? This AP Program offers three studio art courses and portfolios: Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, and Drawing. The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolios — 2-D Design, 3-D Design and Drawing — corresponding to the most common college foundation courses. Students may choose to submit any or all of the Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, or Three-Dimensional design portfolios. AP Studio Art students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate the artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the year to produce visual compositions.

 

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                          GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Ceramics and Sculpture is a 3-D course in pottery, and multimedia sculpture.  In this course, the student is exposed to a wide range of experiences with emphasis placed on correct methods of handling various materials.


Course Descriptions - Business Department                                                        

The Business Education Department offers a variety of programs that provide students with the opportunity to receive the greatest depth of knowledge in each area of business possible at the high school level.  With a vocational orientation in all course offerings, students should develop job entry-level skills. At the same time, course offerings prepare college-bound students to pursue future business courses at the postsecondary level. The program of studies will contribute to the overall growth and development of each student in the areas of goal definition, work ethics and social interaction.

Students are required to meet 2.5 credits of Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) meet this requirement.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (C)                                                                                                                    GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is designed to prepare students for the workplace and business world.  It will give student insight into the various business courses available.  Students will touch upon small business management, banking and financing, accounting, marketing, personal and consumer law, and computer applications.  Students will be provided with a flexible background that will enable them to make required choices necessary for a career in the marketplace.

EXPLORATORY BUSINESS* (C) (F)                                                                                                            GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is intended to prepare students for life after high school by providing them with the knowledge and fundamentals that they will need to succeed in the “real world” whether they are college or vocational bound.  The following topics are addressed: (1) Career Planning - increase student awareness of career opportunities, educational options, financial funding, and preparation for securing future employment. (2) Workplace Readiness Skills – Interviewing Preparation, Resume and Cover Letter writing, and Employment Success Traits. (3) Consumer Awareness – comparison-shopping, automobile and insurance knowledge, consumer agencies, and smart shopper tips. (4) Banking and Credit – improving the understanding and use of money and credit, maintaining a checking account through credit and banking scenarios, understanding the dangers of identity theft and credit card misuse. (5) Budget Planning – utilizing all aspects learned to explore and practice simulated “living on your own” scenarios.  Whether you are entering high school or getting ready to graduate, this is a course that will help you to be a winner in the “Game of Life!”

 

ACCOUNTING* (C) (F)

GRADES 11-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course develops an understanding of double-entry accounting.  Especially helpful for the college bound, students will complete all phases of the accounting cycle for a proprietorship and a partnership organization.  The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for studying business courses in college.   This course will incorporate computerized accounting using a hands-on-approach to embody modern technology into the classroom.  This course is strongly recommended for students who intend to major in business.

FINANCIAL LITERACY* (C) (F)                                                                                                                  

GRADES 10-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is designed to prepare students for managing their money, learning to understand taxes, cash purchases, loans, health insurance, investments, personnel, sales, marketing, services, and financial management. This course is required by the State for graduation.

 

MARKETING EDUCATION (C)                                                                                                              GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed to prepare the student for entry level in the distributive occupations by increasing the student's knowledge in the field of marketing. The following course content is explored: Basic marketing concepts, trends, direct selling advertising, promotion, customer service, as well as industrial and wholesale selling.

Included in this program are the introduction, operation, and management of the school store under the supervision of the teacher who acts as manager. Active participation in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is strongly recommended.

MARKETING EDUCATION II: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING (C)                                                                                                          GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE:  COMPLETION OF MARKETING EDUCATION I WITH A PASSING GRADE

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Marketing is one of the most popular majors in the field of business at the collegiate level.  In today’s society, the major form of marketing is social media marketing which will make up almost 50% of all marketing efforts by the year 2020.  In this course, students will be able to learn the ins and outs of the social media marketing field in conjunction with learning real world lessons from the marketing profession.  In turn, this course will give students a firm base for their future career involving marketing and will also help them with branding a product, brand, organization or individual.  Marketing II will also give students the opportunity to learn responsible digital citizenship and how to act in an appropriate manner when using social media.

This course is available to students who have completed Marketing Education I (0161) and have a general knowledge of marketing and distributive occupations.

SLE (Student Learning Experience) (C)                                                                                                  

(replacing Workplace Readiness)

GRADE 12

COREQUISITE:   TO BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH APPROVED APPLICATION & APPROVED EMPLOYMENT

FULL YEAR, 15 CREDITS

The student learning experience course and program is a collaborative approach among educators, parents, students, and the workplace.  SLE will provide supervised, in-depth learning experiences that offer students the opportunity to explore career interests within one or more career clusters. Through this program students will develop career goals, understand the importance of professionalism and what it takes to succeed in the workplace. They will gain an understanding of employer expectations and the connection between learning and earning. Students will be instructed on these topics in the classroom and then have the opportunity to apply these practices in the real world through job placement. This will not only help them to understand the link between academics and work but will also give them the necessary experience to build a better resume. Students will develop employability skills and good work habits which in turn will build their self-esteem and confidence.  This program is designed to develop the skills that can not solely be learned in the classroom.  5 credits for classroom instruction and 10 credits for field experience.  

Requirements for SLE

Must meet with Teacher to go over the demands of the course, including:

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW

GRADES 11-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of his/her rights as a consumer and business owner.  Correct usage and application of legal terminology is emphasized.  Topics covered are purposes and uses of legal documents, legal implications of one’s actions, law enforcement, crimes, civil actions, and how laws and court decisions impact our daily lives.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL LAW                                                                            

GRADES 11-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of his/her rights as a citizen.  Correct usage and application of legal terminology is emphasized.  Topics covered are purposes and uses of legal documents, legal implications of one’s actions, law enforcement, crimes, civil actions, and how laws and court decisions impact our daily lives.

BUSINESS HONORS (H)                                                                                                                                      GRADE 11-12

PREREQUISITE: EXPLORATORY BUSINESS WITH A 92 OR BETTER                                                                           

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed to implement real-world business cases and scenarios.  Students will use their prior knowledge of business to explore current situations in the business field and the solutions and strategies taken to solve them.  This course will expose interested students to the professionalism of the business world outside of the classroom and increase awareness of the core functions of modern business.  DECA activities are integrated into this course.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY (C)                    

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS OR EXPLORATORY BUSINESS                                         SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This introductory course provides an overview of the hospitality industry, its growth and development, industry segments and their distinguishing characteristics, trends and current concerns. Students are introduced to career opportunities and the employability skills needed to succeed in specific hospitality fields.

 

INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM (C)                                                                                                          

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITES TO BUSINESS OR EXPLORATORY BUSINESS                                            SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This is an introductory course that exposes students to tourism opportunities among the cultural, historical and natural resources in their communities. Students learn how to develop and manage tourism destinations, in addition to exploring issues like customer service, market research and pricing. They also examine various marketing options, including online advertising and regional packaging.

 

KEYBOARDING                                                                                                                                   GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to learn to touch type on the computer keyboard using correct techniques as well as the development of speed and accuracy. Students will be introduced to the formatting of personal and business letters, tables, notes, memos, and reports.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESS                                                                                                                                  GRADES 9-12        

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Through this course students will not only learn from the fundamentals of business, but will gain insight into what it really means to be successful.  Successful men and women of today will be explored and are the drive behind Introduction to Success.  The understanding of the importance of having a background in business knowledge, no matter what field you enter, will be addressed.  Students will examine courses of study and extracurricular activities offered through Lacey Township High School.  Sean Covey’s guide for highly effective teens will also be incorporated.  For students who are interested in joining Lacey’s Modern Business Academy (MBA) program, this course is the place to start.  


Course Descriptions - English Department

The English program at Lacey Township High School follows the Common Core State Standards to develop students’ reading and language skills to ensure that, upon graduation, they are fully prepared for college/careers and for a lifetime of learning.  As students move through the high school, they build reading skills with exposure to and analysis of increasingly complex texts, and they build writing skills through the writing of increasingly complex pieces and through writing in various forms.  Research skills are taught at every level of the program.  The ultimate goal of the program is to help students become critical thinkers and readers and effective communicators and to provide a seamless transition for students into the world of college or careers. Required courses in English 9, 10, 11, and 12 must be taken sequentially.

 

Major criteria for placement include teacher recommendation, motivation, achievement on standardized tests, student marking period grades, midterm and final exam grades, reading and writing proficiency, and the ability to work independently. Students must maintain an 84 average or higher to continue to be recommended for an honors course or achieve a 92 average or higher in a college prep course to be recommended for an honors level course. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified above.

 

If a student desires honors level coursework but is not recommended for it, she/he can petition the placement by accessing the Petition for Honors Coursework form (the form can be obtained by your School Counselor in the Guidance office at either the middle school or at the high school). The completed form can be submitted to Guidance for the Department Supervisor review.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

ENGLISH 9 (H/CP)                                                                                                                                  GRADE 9

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

In this course, students get an overview of various literary genres and their elements.  Readings are varied in content and in form as students study the craft of writing and the reading skills necessary to interpret it.  The study of writing moves from the development of effective paragraphs early in the year to the process of combining effective paragraphs in focused, well-structured essays as the year progresses.  Students are also introduced to narrative writing in various forms. The elements of effective writing, including the study of sentence structure and the choices good writers make, are included in the course of study.  Vocabulary development is also a key component of the course.  Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed.

 

ENGLISH 10 (H/CP)                                                                                                                               GRADE 10

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students continue the development of critical reading skills through a focus on World Literature, including non-fiction.  The writing component of this course focuses on production of effective essays for a variety of purposes and audiences and on development of narrative writing skills.  Students continue to build awareness of grammar and language, and they begin to develop research skills and the ability to include research in their own writing.  Vocabulary development is also a key component of the course.  Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed.

ENGLISH 11 (H/CP)                                                                                                                               GRADE 11

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students continue the development of critical reading skills through a focus on American Literature, including non-fiction.  The writing component of this course focuses on production of effective essays for a variety of purposes and audiences and on narrative writing in various forms.  Students continue to build awareness of grammar and language, and they continue to build their research skills and their ability to include research in their own writing.  Vocabulary development is also a key component of the course.  Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 11 – LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (AP)                                                  GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE (S):  English 10 Honors or Department Approval                                                                      FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.  While writing represents a significant component of the course, the core skill required is the ability to read well.  Reading and writing activities in the course develop students’ understanding of how language functions rhetorically and deepens their knowledge and control of formal conventions of written language.  (This information comes directly from The College Board.)

 

Students who are successful in this course will transition into AP Literature and Composition for Grade 12 English.  Multiple criteria as identified for all honors courses are considered for placement in this course.  The college level expectations in this course should be carefully evaluated before considering this placement.

 

ENGLISH 12 (H/CP)                                                                                                                                   GRADE 12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course focuses on college/career readiness.  Students hone and apply their critical reading skills to a variety of novels and nonfiction texts, including those by contemporary authors, as well as selections from the British Literature text.  They polish their writing skills by writing about the readings as well as contemporary issues, and they complete a research project as a requirement for graduation.  Vocabulary development is also a key component of the course.  Skills required by the Common Core State Standards are addressed.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 12 – LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (AP)                                                          GRADE 12

PREREQUISITE (S):  English 11 Honors or Department Approval                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This is a college level course in literature and composition. It follows the scope and sequence of topics outlined by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) for the Advanced Placement English course. Multiple criteria as identified for all Honors courses are considered for placement. The advanced nature of this course presupposes a high aptitude in and enthusiasm for the analysis of literature and the writing of analytical material. Students are required to complete a formal research project based on a literary topic and are required to read at least one Shakespearean play.

 

*Before seeking AP placement, students should carefully consider and remember the following:

 

GRADE 10:

ENGLISH 9 B (FALL, 5 CREDITS)

ENGLISH 10 B  (SPRING, 5 CREDITS)

GRADE 12:

ENGLISH 11 B (FALL, 5 CREDITS)

ENGLISH 12 B (SPRING, 5 CREDITS)

These combined courses are designed for students who failed either grade 9 or grade 11 English. They are semester courses that meet each day. Grade 9 and grade 11 course work is completed in the first semester. Grade 10 and grade 12 course work is completed in the second semester. The classes allow students to make up failed classes without doing the coursework for two English classes simultaneously. Because each full-year course is completed in one semester, however, the workload is heavier than it would be in a normal English class. Students who fail English in grade 9 and/or grade 11 will be required to take one of these classes or go to summer school to make up the credit. Seniors will not be permitted to take more than two English classes at Lacey Township High School during the academic year.

 

SAT PREPARATORY COURSE                                                                                                           GRADES 10-12

                                                2 SEMESTERS, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is devoted to preparation for the verbal, mathematics and writing portions of the PSAT and the SAT. Students will spend one marking period with each area, including SAT type practices on a daily basis. Classes will be directed to specific SAT skill areas with individualized and group instruction.

 

CREATIVE WRITING 1                                                                                                                  GRADES 11-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The student who has a strong interest in developing a talent for writing is encouraged to elect this course. The basic tools of the creative writer are examined, and each student samples various modes of writing such as the short story, one-act play, magazine writing and poetry. The chief aim is to help pupils develop a style and a writing specialty. Class members will be asked to submit their best works for publication to a variety of outlets including the school literary magazine. The course will also emphasize the development of a style and writing specialty. Students work cooperatively to analyze and critique the submissions of colleagues. Students will continue to submit their best works for publication both for in-house publications and for literary magazines.

CREATIVE WRITING 2                                                                                                                  GRADE 12

PREREQUISITE: CREATIVE WRITING 1                                                                                                          FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course will allow the student to further his or her craft by extending the forms and challenges of the writing assignments. Focus will be on the individual creative process, while still limited by parameters of the assignment. As the year progresses the focus will be on a long-term writing project with the goal of publishing as the final project. The student will work with the guidance of the teacher in the genre of his or her choice

 

In this course, students will develop the critical reading and writing skills that are essential to success in school and in the workplace. Precision of language and thought is the goal, both in reading and in writing. Grammar and sentence structure, clear and concise composition, and critical reading skills will be the focus of instruction. Learn the language skills that will raise your grades and make reading and writing easier. Learn the habits of mind and the behaviors of effective readers and writers. Build confidence that you can tackle any reading or writing task and do it well. This class will be run as a workshop, and assessment will be performance/portfolio based.

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN LITERATURE    *NEW*                                                                                                                       GRADES 11-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

How are ordinary people moved to commit extraordinary acts of evil against their fellow citizens?  This course will introduce literature to help aid in understanding examples of social injustice, as well as its harmful consequences.  Everyday, ordinary human beings can become heroes just by existing and working to eradicate racism and discrimination. Through reflective exchange, writing assignments and diverse works of literature, students will investigate and analyze these controversies and their effects on global citizenship.

Students who complete this course will have a better understanding of social injustice and their personal responsibility in fighting against these extraordinary acts of evil.  Topics to be discussed (including but not limited to):  genocide in South West Africa, The Holocaust, Rwanda, The “genocide” committed against the Native Americans in the U.S. and the impact it still has today, Japanese-American Internment Camps, The Somalia Crisis (1993), child soldiers in Africa (the Sudan, Uganda, Sierra Leone etc.), Darfur, modern-day slavery, post-election riots, the refugee crisis, ISIS and terrorism, gun violence, #BlackLivesMatter and online social justice, unequal government regulation, discrimination and prejudice.

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS (V/P)                                                                                                               GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

​Publications and editing is a 21st century, project-based course designed for students who are interested in exploring the real-world applications of the arts, focusing on design and how it pertains to a variety of contemporary technologies, such as digital photography, Adobe, and Windows MovieMaker.   Students will acquire knowledge and explore the elements of design with practical considerations of the correct and current technologies to complete a successful design project.  Class participants will be instructed in the process of how to complete numerous computer-based projects, beginning with the original concept/story board, to designing and completing the final project. Students will research and analyze the historical and cultural context of design, design technologies and how they have developed through time.  Students will employ the conventions of art criticism to process, and judge design pieces using their knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design. Students will be asked to think critically to meet deadlines, track goals and utilize multimedia to market and disseminate information that aligns with and models an actual business.

FILM AND VISUAL LITERACY                                                                                                                               GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

We’re going to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Sign up for the film class and you will watch the greatest movies ever made. You will watch movies made by the most amazing directors with the most astonishing actors. You will watch dramas, comedies, horror movies, gangster films, musicals, westerns and much, much more. You will learn about the movie making process. You will passionately discuss your favorite movies. You will write reviews and reaction papers about these movies.

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING                                                       

GRADES 11-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Part of being a good leader is the ability to present your ideas in an articulate and passionate manner. This course is designed to give you the life skills necessary for success in college and in the workplace by teaching students how to confidently present in front of large or small groups.  Through a wide array of activities, including impromptu speeches and role playing, debates about current policy or past verdicts, and discussions about high-interest topics, you can be sure to leave this class looking and feeling more confident and poised about your presence in any given situation.  In a seminar environment, this class will explore the following three provocative topics: the art of persuasion, the study of public speaking and rhetoric, and the structure and skills of contemporary debate.  You will learn to recognize and use persuasive language in speaking and writing. You will learn techniques for successful public speaking, which are informing, persuading, and entertaining in a variety of situations.  If you are interested in learning how to communicate effectively, then this class is for you!  

 

SMASH! POW! BOOM! - THE GRAPHIC NOVEL                                                                                          GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

What if your English teacher assigned you The Flash, Naruto, or The Walking Dead?  Just imagine being encouraged to doodle in class!  The dream is now a reality in The Graphic Novel class.   Comic books, a unique American art form, introduced thousands of awesome characters and stories, and in the last twenty years they have jumped from their pages to the movies. These stories, collected as graphic novels, will excite, amaze and terrify you. Thrill to the exploits of your favorite superheroes, and try writing your very own comic scripts! This half-year elective will teach you everything you need to know to become a superhero yourself (not really).  Smash! Pow! Boom!

   

THRILLING TALES OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE                                                                                 GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

From Sherlock Holmes to Alex Cross, authors have been sending their detective heroes on thrilling adventures for centuries.  Join us in Detective Fiction as we explore its roots, the nature of the detective hero, and how the genre has influenced modern popular culture.

The class will cover Detective Fiction starting with its beginnings with Edgar Allan Poe through its modern authors such as James Patterson and Sue Grafton, as well as popular television dramas like CSI and Sherlock.  Students will read and analyze short stories, novels, and articles, culminating in a project that allows students to create their own thrilling mystery tales!

  

STRANGER THAN FICTION                                                                                                                  GRADES 10-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Have you ever been in English class and wondered, "When are we going to read something real?"  Well, now is your chance!         Popular works of nonfiction regularly top the bestseller lists and are the basis for many Hollywood movies, including Moneyball, The Big Short, Fast Food Nation, Marley and Me, and The Blind Side. This course will present dynamic works of nonfiction from award-winning authors such as Bill Bryson, Richard Preston, Malcolm Gladwell, Danny Wallace, and Eric Schlosser. Authors like these deal with important social and cultural issues, while offering high interest level for teens. Students will discuss and analyze excerpts from popular books and articles, and create their own works of journalistic nonfiction.

BIG SCREEN BOOKS  *NEW*                                                                                                              

GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

So many great movies once started as great books.  From Academy Award winners to summer blockbusters, novels and other works of nonfiction have so often been the basis for what we see on the screen. This class will investigate those works of literature and the movies they help to create. Students will hypothesize what causes screenwriters or directors to make changes from the text  onto the big screen. As the students experience the films and the texts they're based on, they will engage in a variety of activities including discussions, reviews, and projects, as well as technology-based learning (podcasting, making book and movie trailers, etc).  The most entertaining movies and texts will be featured.

HORROR AND COMEDY *NEW*                                                                                                               GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

From the most gut-wrenching horror to the most side-splitting laughter, this class will cover it all. In this course students will read stories and view movies that highlight the comedy and horror genres. Each marking period alternates between horror and comedy.  In the early fall, we will read a variety of classic and modern stories from Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King.  The 2nd marking period will focus on humorous texts and cartoons.  In the spring, we will view horror movies and comedies from different time periods to discuss what makes them scary or funny and to see what the movies say about our society and culture.  Students will even make their own stories to explore the best in each genre. What makes stories funny? What makes them terrifying? You’ll have to check out this class to find out.


Course Descriptions - Family & Consumer Science Department

The discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences focuses on enabling individuals and families to meet the challenges of living and working in today's society. Subject areas of Culinary Arts, Child Development, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Contemporary Living teach critical thinking and basic skills while allowing for individual differences and creativity. Classes stress contemporary skills and technical/practical application of them.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS (C)                                                                                                     GRADES 10-12                                                                                                                                                                              FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Introduction to Culinary Arts is a basic course in the study of food preparation and the science of nutrition.  Students will study the techniques and procedures used in food preparation.  Students will study the basics of nutrition and learn the principles of planning balanced and attractive meals for people with different nutritional needs.  Students will demonstrate the proper use and care of a wide variety of kitchen equipment.  Safety and sanitation techniques will be applied at all times.

 

CREATIVE CULINARY ARTS                                                                                                                       GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS                                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Creative Culinary Arts is an advanced level foods course for the student who chooses more advance training in the techniques and preparation of food.  Students will dissect the components of a meal and prepare foods that are creative, imaginative and nutritious.  Holiday cooking will be incorporated.  Students will practice effective time management skills in the completion of all classroom and individual projects.  Technology and the way it interfaces with the study of food will be incorporated.  A strong emphasis is placed on safety techniques and strategies.  Related career opportunities will be investigated.

 

CULINARY ARTS AROUND THE WORLD                                                                                               GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS                                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Culinary Arts Around the World is an advanced level foods course that studies food customs and cuisines of the different cultures of the world.  Students will investigate the historical and regional impact of the foods of each cuisine.  Students will discover the correlation between foreign cuisines and the development of regional American cooking.  Students will practice effective time management skills in the completion of all classroom and individual projects.  Holiday cooking, garnishing, plating and cake decorating will be incorporated and related career opportunities will also be investigated throughout the year.  

Introduction to Education I

GRADES 11-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS
In this Introductory course, students will explore current career opportunities in early childhood education as well as examine the responsibilities and traits of successful teachers.  Students will study the characteristics of children at different ages as well as their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Students will also observe and work with children in a play school setting.  

Introduction to Education II

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Education I (Note: for the 2018-2019 school year, completion of Child Care I will satisfy the prerequisite for Introduction to Education II).

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS
This course will focus on the in-depth study of the intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of the preschooler. Emphasis will be placed on numerous aspects of the education field with much of the course being allocated to the establishment and operation a preschool learning laboratory for community children. This class is suggested for anyone who spends time with children and/or may be considering a career working with children in any capacity.

 

FASHION DESIGN 1 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                              GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Fashion Design 1 is an introduction for the students into the world of textiles and construction techniques. Each student will be expected to work on a variety of garments with a variety of fabrics and construction techniques. Textile concepts will be studied to make the student more aware of choices and uses of garments within a wardrobe. Fashion, line and design of a garment will be emphasized to insure proper selection of a pattern to individual body requirements. Each garment will act as a building block in an effort to take the student through the most commonly utilized fabrics, garments and styles of the times. Students are expected to purchase the necessary materials to complete assigned projects.

 

FASHION DESIGN 2 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                        

GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE:  FASHION DESIGN 1                                                                                                               FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed for the more advanced clothing student. Much of the course context is devoted toward work on individual projects. Students will be expected to produce a series of garments incorporating such techniques as: use of tailors interfacing, bound buttonholes and lining garments. Some class time will be spent working on individual project designs for refining hand sewing and machine skills. Students entering at a more advanced level will review basic principles of clothing construction. Students will be responsible for constructing a garment with various tailoring techniques. Other projects will include constructing a garment for another person, constructing an upper and lower lined body garment. Students will construct garments utilizing industrial equipment and techniques. Careers and job placement will be explored. Students are expected to purchase the necessary materials to complete assigned projects.

 

FASHION DESIGN 3 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                              GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE:  FASHION DESIGN 2                                                                                                               FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS 

This course is open to intermediate sewers. It has been designed to add to the skills of the basic sewer in order to achieve even more proficiency. Projects will include assembly line projects, sewing for the home and custom individual garments. Clothing articles will be selected upon their detail, construction techniques and the integration of new materials to this sewer. Careers will be emphasized involving the textile industry, related markets and job prospects for the aware sewer of the 21st Century. Students are expected to purchase the necessary materials to complete assigned projects.

 

FASHION DESIGN 4 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                 GRADE 12 

PREREQUISITE:  FASHION DESIGN 3                                                                                                               FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This class is for the advanced sewer. All projects are to be selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Two extensive projects are due per marking period. All skills and techniques will be utilized from previous clothing and textile levels. The student will work independently and on occasion act in an instructional manner with peers in the lower sewing levels. Students are expected to purchase the necessary materials to complete assigned projects.

INTERIOR DESIGN (V/P) (C)

GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                  FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed to increase students' awareness and appreciation of their home and its surroundings. It will stress the principles of home decorating and their correct use. Course work includes a study of the history of housing, architectural styles and home furnishings. Various "hands on" decorating projects will be incorporated. Students are responsible for costs related to projects selected. Careers in housing and interior design will be explored.

 

CONTEMPORARY LIVING (C)                                                                                                                GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR, 2.5 CREDITS

Life is a challenging encounter. Being prepared to select the correct actions and decisions will enable the consumer to live successfully and comfortably. This course is designed to expand the students' understanding of themselves, others and the adult world. Areas of study will include discovery of self, lifestyles, money practices, credit, checking, marriage, the conception and raising of children, divorce, the world of work, physical security, taxes, insurance, and the aging process.

STUDENT INTERNS-MULTIPLY DISABLED/AUTISTIC PROGRAMS (C)                                             GRADE 12

PREREQUISITES:  GRADE 12, TEACHER RECOMMENDATION, INTERVIEW                                     

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The intern program for the multiply disabled/autistic is based upon the philosophy of integrating mainstreamed students with special needs students. The purpose of this program is to have the student interns assist the special needs students to become more acclimated to their surroundings. The course focuses on the following learning skills: consumer science, following directions, socially appropriate behaviors, self-awareness, computer skills, art, music, academics, recreation, job awareness, and life skills.  On occasion, student interns will assist on trips to mentor the special needs students as well as to assist the teacher with daily lessons and activities.


Course Descriptions - HUMANITIES ACADEMY

The Leadership Academy of Humanities seeks to educate AP-bound students with a predilection for the humanities.  Selected students would engage in a collaborative cohort curriculum to promote 21st century thinking and global citizenship through their four years of high school, where teachers are given common planning and teaching time within their professional learning communities.  At the end of their four years, if students take advantage of all AP and dual enrollment opportunities, they could earn up to 39 college credits.

9th Grade Schedule:

Humanities World Literature Honors

Humanities World History Honors

Elective 1: Leadership and the Humanities I

World Language

Algebra/Geometry CP/H

Biology CP/H

Health/PE 9

Elective 2 - personal choice (visual/performing arts, career/technical or financial lit)

10th Grade Schedule:

Humanities American Literature Honors

Humanities American History Honors

Elective 1: Leadership and the Humanities II

World Language

Geometry/Algebra 2 CP/H

Chemistry CP/H

Health/PE 10

Elective 2 - personal choice (visual/performing arts, career/technical or financial lit)

11th Grade Schedule:

AP Language & Composition

AP US History

AP Psychology or AP Sociology

Leadership and the Humanities III

World Language - optional but recommended (or visual/performing arts, career/technical or financial lit)

Health/PE 11

Physics CP/H

Pre-Calculus CP/H

12th Grade Schedule:

AP Literature & Composition or OCC English 151

AP European History or OCC US History

AP Government

Global 21st Century Colloquium Project

World Language - optional (visual/performing arts, career/technical or financial lit)

Health/PE 12

Dual Enrollment Math

Dual Enrollment Business (or visual/performing arts, career/technical or financial lit)

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

HUMANITIES WORLD HISTORY HONORS

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students learn how the historical events starting with worldwide exploration and expansion of trade eventually inspire increased global economic interdependence, population growth, and cooperation from the between the eras of the Renaissance and World War I. Major emphasis will be on the economic, cultural, political, geographical, social, and religious development of the modern world and how these elements influence current world events. Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed. This course meets state and district graduation requirements.

HUMANITIES WORLD LITERATURE HONORS

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students learn critical analysis skills with a focus of study on a variety of forms and genres of World Literature written between the eras of the Renaissance and World War I. By using this literature and its historical context, students will study how to develop effective writing in the narrative, informative, and argumentative modes. Particularly, the elements of diction, syntax, and grammar will be a focus, in addition to vocabulary development. Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed.

HUMANITIES AMERICAN HISTORY HONORS

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students will be offered a comprehensive study of the development of the United States from exploration and colonization through World War I. Major emphasis will be placed on the development of the government as well as the cultural, economic and social factors that have influenced the growth of the country. This course is designed for the student seeking rigorous study to be prepared for college and career.  Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed.

HUMANITIES AMERICAN LITERATURE HONORS

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students continue the development of critical reading skills through a focus on American Literature, including non-fiction.  The writing component of this course focuses on production of effective essays for a variety of purposes and audiences and on narrative writing in various forms.  Students continue to build awareness of grammar and language, and they continue to build their research skills and their ability to include research in their own writing. Skills required by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC testing are addressed.

HUMANITIES AND LEADERSHIP 1

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This elective will provide a foundation in the leadership skills necessary to satisfy the curious and ambitious 21st century student’s mind. Focusing on digital media production and publication, students will investigate the world that they’ve inherited to investigate the great problems of the times and publish their findings in authentic platforms in the real, digital world. Students will engage in a variety of research methods to support academic inquiry for the college and career-bound student. It satisfies the LTHS Category 2 Elective requirement.

HUMANITIES AND LEADERSHIP II

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students continue to gain leadership ability through developing 21st century communication skills. Focusing on digital media production and publication, students will investigate the contemporary issues involving the United States to publish their findings in authentic contemporary platforms. Students will engage in a variety of research methods to support academic inquiry for the college and career-bound student. It satisfies the LTHS Category 2 Elective requirement.

HUMANITIES AND LEADERSHIP III

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Building on Leadership in the Humanities I and II, students will continue to gain leadership ability through developing 21st century communication skills. Enhancing their knowledge of digital media production and publication, students will investigate the contemporary issues involving the United States to publish their findings in authentic contemporary platforms. The Leadership in the Humanities III course will deepen students’ research capabilities, where they will learn to fully use database and print resources, in addition to traditional presentation methods as outlined by industry-standard style guides. These skills will be necessary for collegiate academic preparedness. Leadership in the Humanities III meets the third elective requirement to graduate from the Leadership Academy of Humanities.

Course Descriptions - Industrial Technology Education Dept

The program provides both a theoretical and a practical approach to the study of industrial technology as the means for producing a better man-made world. Particular attention will be paid to shop safety, use and care of hand tools and power tools and the reading of and working from a working drawing or sketch. The student will be given the opportunity to select a project and develop or expand on the design. These programs offer an opportunity to develop an interest in industrial arts, develop hand tools and machine tool skills, understand and develop the need for orderly procedures, learn safe working habits, and learn to appreciate good design and quality workmanship.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS 1 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                          

GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                                  FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is the first in a series of three, which introduces all aspects of creating a video/media program. Students will develop the skills needed to correctly and safely operate video cameras, editing equipment, VCR'S, audio boards, as well as lighting systems. The course incorporates a variety of marketable skills by acquiring keyboard techniques, internet research, Microsoft Programs along with other computer applications. To accomplish this task, the students will plan, tape, edit, storyboard, and transmit completed programs to the community via Channel 21. All students are required to complete a minimum of five hours of lab time, in addition to class time, each marking period.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS 2 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                        

GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE: TELECOMMUNICATIONS 1                                                                                                                             FULL YEAR, 5 CREDIT

Students will begin to learn the role of producer in the second course in the series. As a producer, students will be required to write prospectuses for each project. By expanding the studio experience to include community, elementary/middle schools, municipalities, and business related experiences, students will learn how to plan and organize complex projects. Students will be team members who interface with the public, both during and after school, to produce the best product available. All students are required to complete a minimum of five hours of lab time, in addition to class time, each marking period.

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS 3 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                        

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  TELECOMMUNICATIONS 2                                                                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

In the TV Production course, the role of executive producer is studied. Students will now be required to write a script, refine their story telling skills, and produce a program. The importance of pre-production planning will be a major emphasis of this course. All students are required to complete a minimum of five lab hours, in addition to class time, each marking period.

 

ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS  (V/P) (C)                                                                                 

GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL                                                        FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

“Quiet on the set! Ready, Set . . . Action!” The final course of the series studies the role of the Operations Manager. The student will act in a supervisory role during their senior year. All tasks and duties normally performed by an Executive Producer such as, hiring budget control, advertising, coordination of resources, and scheduling will be completed by all students. Leadership skills of employers are necessary to be successful in the field of TV production. All students are required to complete a minimum of five lab hours, in addition to class time, each marking period.                 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTISM INTERN PROGRAM (V/P) (C)  *NEW* (PENDING APPROVAL)                                                  GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITES: COMPLETION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS 1 & INTERVIEW WITH MR. MUERMANN AND MR. LEONARD                                                       

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Selected students who meet the prerequisites of this program will interact and work cohesively with the Autism class to produce projects, learn studio production and showcase each individual talents.  This class will provide students with a core understanding of Telecommunications and provide teachable opportunities to students who would like to enter the educational field after high school.                                                                                                       

GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 (V/P) (C)

GRADES 9-12                                                                                             

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Graphic Design 1 introduces students to the fundamentals of graphic arts and design. Students will explore 21st Century skills including career paths in graphic arts, design, and communication. Professional standards, skills and ethics will be addressed. Students will learn digital media techniques and data input and output media applications. This class offers an orientation and understanding of communication, problem solving, critical thinking, information technology, organizational systems, and creativity. Programs used will include the Creative Suite CS5.5 (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).

GRAPHIC DESIGN 2  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                            GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE:  GRAPHIC DESIGN 1                                                                                                               FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Graphic Design 2 is a continuation of Graphic Design I and more fully explores the interaction of text and image. Students will continue to explore 21st Century skills including career paths in graphic arts, design, and communication. You will become more independent in your use of fundamental components of graphic communication. You will create independent and creative solutions to a series of design problems. Your knowledge of and exposure to contemporary design issues and graphic design history will be an important component of this course. You will be expected to expand your proficiency in all aspects of the design process, including creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation. Programs used will include the Creative Suite CS5.5 (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).

GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 (V/P) (C)

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  GRAPHICS DESIGN 2                                                                        FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS                                                                                         

This course is intended to apply the students’ proficiency and skills from Graphic Design 1 and 2 in a real world application. Development of individual style in communication via graphic presentation, with emphasis on problem-solving in publication design, self-promotion, large-format design, and layout. The aim of this course is to generate portfolio quality pieces where different design methodologies are applied.

 Visual or Career                                                 

AP GRAPHIC DESIGN (V/P) (C) *NEW*

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  GRAPHICS DESIGN 1-3, OR DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS                                                                                         

This course will analyze the practices and processes of graphic design.  The intent of the class is to understand what graphic design is and what graphic design is for. Through a series of graphic design exercises based on printed materials such as business card, signs, posters, and books, students will learn not only the basic understanding about typography, color, and design, but also diverse graphic forms and methods of storytelling. In this course there will be slide lectures overviewing the history and concepts in graphic design as well as various contemporary examples of design. Students will apply the contents of the lectures through in-class assignments, large projects, and critiques. Short format projects are used as a means for the student to explore individually, within the classroom structure, formal design vocabulary, and the different stages of process. Student must participate by inviting and providing constructive criticism to other classmates.  Students will also learn Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for projects.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 (V/P) (C) 

GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of digital photography and the use of a digital camera. Students will be exposed to a history of photography and available career choices in the field. Areas of study will include such software programs as: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                    

GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE:  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1                                                                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course offers an exploration into intensified photographic techniques and introduces the camera as a design tool. Students will be introduced to basic images design and layout through learning the principles of photography and applying these theories to their photographic images.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                    

GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE:  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2                                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Digital Photography 3 is designed to allow the student to further explore photography as both a communicative source and a realm of fine art in the form of specialized training. Students will be exposed to technical aspects such as compositional rules and matting their own photographs for exhibit. Students will develop a body of work reflective of their photographic style.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 4 (V/P) (C)                                                                                               GRADE 12 

PREREQUISITE:  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 3                                                                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is geared toward students with a serious interest in photography. All projects will reflect the skills and techniques learned throughout previous courses. Students will work on an independent basis on major projects given at the beginning of each quarter with the instructor overseeing theme, visual design, layout and progress. All projects will be assessed through peer critique and instructor.

 

AP DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (V/P) (C)  *NEW*                                                                                        GRADE 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1-3 or 1-2 AND PASS IN PERSON QUIZ TO SKIP PHOTO 3 AND MOVE ON TO PHOTO 4                                                                                              FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The AP Studio Art Portfolio course is a year-long course that is equivalent to a first year college art course and is designed for students who are seriously interested and invested in the practical experience of art and wish to develop mastery in the concept, composition and execution of 2D design.  During class the student will learn a variety of concepts and approaches to 2D-design, enabling them to demonstrate knowledge and versatility in technique, problem solving, and ideation as well as pursue an in-depth exploration of a specific idea to create a cohesive concentration.  The AP Studio Art experience is centered on the sustained investigation and resulting creation of a portfolio that is successful in all three aspects of development: quality, concentration, and breadth - as outlined by the College Board.  In the creation of this portfolio, students will develop a body of work investigating various concepts, techniques and approaches, as well as concentrated investigation into an underlying visual idea found to be of personal relevance to the individual as an artist.  

WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 1 (V/P) (C)                                                         GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course covers the use of hand tools, power tools, and machine tools. Projects will be constructed which require the use of all tools and machines. A working knowledge of joint construction, adhesives, and abrasive will be developed as projects are built. The course is coupled with related shop math and textbook requirements. Students will be expected to complete specific projects selected by the instructor. Emphasis will be placed on basic hand tools and machine utilization with the students becoming acquainted with safe operating practices of the drill press, band saw, router, lathe, power hand sanders, jigsaw, and surface plane. Safety will be stressed as a very important part of the class throughout the year in the Woodworking Design and Construction program.

 

WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 2 (V/P) (C)                                                              

GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE:  WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 1                                                                        FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course requires the student to incorporate geometric functions and layout procedures in the development of a specified project. A more in-depth use of power tools combined with the use of jig and fixtures will be incorporated to construct casework or cabinet project using sophisticated joinery and finishing. Grades will be determined by periodic tests and project quality

 

WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 3 (V/P) (C)                                                            

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 2                                                                         FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The course emphasizes advanced layout and design considerations. Students will be required to select a project of their choice and submit working drawings for instructor approval. Students will be instructed in advanced machine operations and woodworking techniques such as laminating, inlaying, bending and veneering. Students will be allowed supervised use of all machines in shop. Grades will be determined by periodic test and project quality.

 

WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 4  (V/P) (C)                                                                   

GRADE 12 

PREREQUISITE:  WOODWORKING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 3                                                                        FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed to offer students in woodworking an advanced and in-depth study of cabinetmaking and carpentry. The students will complete individual and group projects incorporating woodworking skills related to construction of furniture, cabinets, and other projects using hand tools as well as a variety of power tools and equipment. Classroom instruction will include basic carpentry skills related to construction of wooden building frames, exterior and interior trim, flooring, roofing and siding. Information covering career opportunities and employment placement related to cabinetmaking and carpentry will be presented throughout the year.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN 1 (formerly CADD 1)  (V/P) (C)

GRADES 9-12 

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Engineering and Design 1 focuses on the development of basic engineering skills such as sketching, reading drawings, working effectively in a group, communication skills, and 3D modeling.  The Engineering section of the course will use computer programs such as Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor, which is widely used in engineering fields today.  The architecture portion of the course will focus on creating residential structures, creating floor plans, and understanding basic construction concepts.  Engineering and Design 1 is an elective course, and is especially valuable for students interested in fields of engineering, construction, industrial technology, architecture, and computer modeling.

 

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN II (formerly CADD 2)  (V/P) (C)                                                                     GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE:  CADD 1 or ENGINEERING AND DESIGN 1                                                                    FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course includes a further study of technology and drafting principles. Emphasis is placed on the development of spatial relationships, computer skills, techniques, and efficiency. The content of this course is heavily dependent on students' problem solving skills. Students will be using the skills previously learned in CADD 1 and hone those skills to make cohesive projects. These projects will incorporate aspects of design, marketing, material use, and feasibility. Students will understand through collaborative work how to create advanced models, blueprints, schematics, sectional views, material uses, manufacturing processes, and professional work skills.

 

All of the necessary equipment, which might be used by a draftsman in the field, is available at no expense to the student in order to provide the best technological and practical experience as possible.

 

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN 3  (V/P) (C)                                                                                    GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  CADD 2                                                                                                                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course will enhance the students' computer skills. Emphasis will be placed on concept modeling and the creation of realistic computer models while using the AutoCAD and 3DS Max software. The course will develop the use of 3D walk-throughs’, wireframe modeling, shading, mapping, and introduce the student to basic animation.  All of the necessary equipment, which might be used by a draftsman in the field, is available at no expense to the student in order to provide the best technological and practical experience as possible.

 

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN  (V/P) (C)                                                                      

GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE: CADD 1 OR ENGINEERING DESIGN 1                                                                                            FULL YEAR,  5 CREDITS                                                                                                                                                          

This course provides a practical approach to architectural drafting as it relates to common practices. The emphasis on standardization is an excellent and necessary foundation of drafting training as well as implementing a common approach to drafting nationwide. This course is designed to take a student through the entire design process. Students will gain practical knowledge of the entire architectural field from the design to construction models. Particular attention will be paid to architectural history, good design elements, code requirements, handicap accessibility, GREEN building practices, structures, wastewater and supply water, surveying, cost estimating, and soil testing. This course offers full exposure to the experience one would go through when taking on an architectural project. The drawings will start as a freehand sketch, and will be transformed into a drawing using Audodesk Revit Architecture Program.


Course Descriptions - LOLA (Lacey Online Learning Academy)

Online instruction is part of the academic world that exists in the workplace and at higher learning institutions. No matter what one’s goals are for the future, chances are you will be exposed to some form of online learning.

GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR/5 CREDITS or SEMESTER/2.5 CREDITS

The goal of the LOLA program is to provide the students of Lacey Township High School the opportunity to grow academically while participating in a virtual classroom (online educational learning).  By providing a contemporary learning experience to our school community, students are able to take online courses within the school day and by participating in their online course work while at home. Students may participate in courses that are not offered at LTHS at the Advanced Placement level, along with “Enrichment” and “Credit Recovery” levels. In order to participate in an online class, students and parents must sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions developed to ensure the academic success of each student.


Course Descriptions - Mathematics Department

Mathematics is an important part of everyday living. Practical application of basic mathematical skills is essential in business, industry and the home. Advanced mathematics courses are required for all science, math and engineering related careers. Our mathematics program follows the Common Core State Standards to ensure that all students develop the mathematics fluency and reasoning necessary for college/career readiness.

 

Major criteria for placement include teacher recommendation, motivation, achievement on standardized tests, student marking period grades, midterm and final exam grades, reading and writing proficiency, and the ability to work independently. Students must maintain an 84 average or higher to continue to be recommended for an honors course or achieve a 92 average or higher in a college prep course to be recommended for an honors level course. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified above.

 

If a student desires honors level coursework but is not recommended for it, she/he can petition the placement by accessing the Petition for Honors Coursework form (the form can be obtained by your School Counselor in the Guidance office at either the middle school or at the high school). The completed form can be submitted to Guidance for the Department Supervisor review.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO SENIORS:  Most colleges and universities expect applicants to have completed four years of math while in high school; therefore, it is strongly advised that students complete a mathematics course in their senior year.  For most students at Lacey, the fourth year math course they take will follow Algebra II.  No one particular course can be automatically recommended. Careful consideration needs to be given regarding which of these courses students elect to take, and their ultimate decisions should be based on their current progress, mathematical aptitude and ability, and future college and career plans.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

ALGEBRA I (CP)                                                                                                                                                          GRADES 9-12

PREREQUISITE: TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

DOUBLE BLOCK FULL YEAR, 10 CREDITS

The 10 credit class allows for a deeper and extended understanding of the critical units and students engagement in methods for analyzing, modeling, and reasoning. This course will include rigorous activities such as discovery-based lessons. To ensure a solid foundation for success in high school mathematics, students have been identified for this double block course through past academic performance, standardized tests, and teacher recommendation.

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of algebra as a language of quantitative relations and a method of logical thinking. Through an understanding of algebraic structure, the role of deductive reasoning in mathematics is developed. Topics studied include solving open sentences, verbal problems, mathematical relations and variation, graphical representations and methods, rational number exponents, properties of exponents and roots, data analysis and basic probability.

 

GEOMETRY (H/CP)                                                                                                                                           GRADES 9-12                                                                                                        

PREREQUISITE: ALGEBRA I TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                               FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS                        

This course continues to emphasize deductive mathematical reasoning and uses Euclidean geometry as the model. Geometry is a mathematical system built upon definitions and conjectures. From these, statements will be proven about relationships of geometric figures. The topics of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry will be taught in an integrated approach. Additionally, the foundations of trigonometry and geometric probability will be discussed.

 

ALGEBRA II (H/CP)                                                                                                                                                          GRADES 9-12                                                                          

PREREQUISITES: ALGEBRA I, GEOMETRY, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS      

This course may include such topics as elementary algebra, linear functions, polynomial functions, matrices, the real number system, exponential functions and logarithms. Additionally, the foundations of trigonometry and analytical geometry may be extended to include conic sections. Logistic functions and more in-depth data analysis and probability will be covered.

ALGEBRA I B (fall)/ GEOMETRY B (spring)                                                                                                                          GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE: UNSUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ALGEBRA I                                                                                              FULL TIME, 10 CREDITS

Algebra I and Geometry are combined in this course designed for students who failed Algebra I and did not attend summer school. Students will meet every day, with the first semester emphasizing Algebra I concepts and the second semester covering Geometry. Students will benefit from not taking two math courses simultaneously. The workload will be more intense than a normal math class since the entire curriculum for each of these courses will be completed in one semester.

 

GEOMETRY B (fall)/ ALGEBRA II B (spring)                                                                                                                        GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE: UNSUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF GEOMETRY                                                                         FULL YEAR, 10 CREDITS

Geometry and Algebra II are combined in this course designed for students who failed Geometry and did not attend summer school. Students will meet every day, back to back, with the first semester emphasizing Geometry concepts and the second semester covering Algebra II. Students will benefit from not taking two math courses simultaneously. The workload will be more intense than a normal math class since the entire curriculum for each of these courses will be completed in one semester.

                                                                                                                         

SAT PREPARATORY COURSE

GRADES 10-12                                                                                                                           

2 SEMESTERS, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is devoted to preparation for the verbal, mathematics and writing portions of the PSAT and the SAT. Students will spend half of a semester working with each area, including SAT type practices on a daily basis. Classes will be directed to specific SAT skill areas with individualized and group instruction.

 

PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (H/CP)                                                                                                               GRADE 12

PREREQUISITE: ALGEBRA II & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is well suited for the student who intends to pursue a non-math related college major.  “Prob and Stats” is a course that may be required in college for many non-math related majors (e.g. social sciences, elementary and non-math/science education, public relations, nursing, etc.).  It includes the topics of organizing, analyzing, and presenting data; permutations and combinations; elementary probabilities (including both independent and conditional probability); binomial and other distributions; elements of estimation; hypotheses testing; sampling theory; correlation and regression; and statistical influence.  A graphing calculator is strongly recommended.

SENIOR MATH                                                                                                                                                                               GRADE 12

PREREQUISITES: Geometry & Algebra II

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is an ideal math course for high school seniors who plan to attend a two or four year college.  It provides a comprehensive overview of mathematical ideas as they relate to a variety of disciplines and real-world situations. Students will learn from detailed, step-by-step examples, applied technology and critical thinking strategies. Concepts include set theory, logic,  probability and statistics.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY                                                                                                           GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: ALGEBRA I,  GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA II, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

An alternative to Pre-calculus, Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry is also an advanced mathematics course and is college preparatory.  “AA & T” is designed to strengthen students’ higher-level algebraic skills and introduce the trigonometric skills that would be necessary in a 2- or 4-year college Algebra or Precalculus course, which can often be required for many non-math related majors.  In addition to advancing the study of topics introduced in Algebra II, other areas of study will include polynomial functions, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, and sequence and series.  A great deal of time will be spent reviewing and strengthening the skills required to be successful on college placement tests.

  

PRECALCULUS (H/CP)                                                                                                                                        GRADES 10-12                                                                          

PREREQUISITES: ALGEBRA I, GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA II & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                         FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Precalculus is designed to provide the essential mathematical background necessary to be successful in the study of Calculus.  It is a rigorous course and is intended solely for students who plan to eventually take Calculus and who expect to major in areas involving higher mathematics, which include the sciences, computers, economics, engineering, and some business majors.  The subject matter consists of the in-depth study and analysis of functions, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, regression and curve fitting, and polynomial functions.  The use of graphing technology is integrated throughout this course, and topics are developed through the infusion of real-world applications and problem solving.

 

CALCULUS (H)                                                                                                                                           GRADE 11-12

PREREQUISITE(S): (H) PRECALCULUS OR (CP) PRECALCULUS & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION      FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This college level course is designed to allow students the opportunity to preview the course before college. Calculus, as a study of sophisticated methods of calculation, is approached analytically. Topics include differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions. These skills will be applied to graphing rates of change, and computation of areas and volumes.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS (AB)                                                                                               GRADE 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: (H) PRE-CALCULUS & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                            FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This is a college level course in differential and integral calculus. It follows the scope and sequence of topics outlined by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) for the Advanced Placement Calculus AB course. The advanced nature of this course presupposes a high aptitude in and an enthusiasm for abstract mathematics, including willingness to complete problem assignments on a regular basis. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Calculus (AB) Exam.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS (BC)                                                                                               GRADE 12 

PREREQUISITE: (AP) CALCULUS (AB) & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                            FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This is a college level course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics taught in Calculus AB plus additional topics. It follows the scope and sequence of topics outlined by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) for the Advanced Placement Calculus BC course. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Calculus (BC) Exam.           

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS    *NEW*                                                                                               GRADE 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF ALGEBRA II WITH A “B” OR BETTER  

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.

The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.            

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A (C) (AP)  *NEW*                                                                                              GRADE 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF ALGEBRA II WITH A “B” OR BETTER  

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The use of technology has become a necessary skill for students. AP Computer Science A is equivalent to a first-semester, college level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems.

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (V/P) (C)                                                                                          

GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                                                                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS                                                                                             

Through the presentation and exploration of many hands-on projects, students will learn about the history of computers and the internet. The course will begin by teaching students to operate the keyboard to develop acceptable speed and accuracy. The course will progress to Microsoft Office and Google applications, where students will develop the necessary skills needed for school and work. In addition, students will explore Photoshop, Prezi and WeVideo. Students will also learn about plagiarism, citing sources, and using real sites. This is an excellent course for developing computer and keyboarding skills necessary for college and the workplace.

 

21st Century Technology

GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS 
Students enrolled in this course can expect to extend their fundamental knowledge of 21st Century Skills and technologies. The class curriculum will explore multiple digital resources and skills, including web-design and coding, through a variety of tools and methods. Students must be willing to work independently and also be able to contribute to group projects in order to work effectively toward a common goal.

Students will learn to:

Course Descriptions - LTHS-OCC College Academy

FYES 155 - First Year Experience

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This comprehensive course is designed to build a solid foundation for a successful college experience.  This discussion based seminar will help students develop the social and intellectual skills necessary to work toward graduation and their chosen career.  In addition to learning to develop a self-motivated academic passion, students can expect to develop their critical thinking, note-taking, test-preparation, and time management skills.  This course will also enable students to connect to the campus community through a common read and service learning experience.  

COMM 154 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

Development and improvement of public speaking skills.  Practice in organizing, outlining and delivering brief talks.  

POLI 101 - Global Issues

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This course engages students in a multifaceted exploration of various contemporary global issues such as the westernization of developing nations; issues of war, conflicting religious and ethical values; globalization and international economics post World War II; and human rights issues in cross-cultural and sociological perspective.  The course will include an interdisciplinary approach, examining recent social, economical and political trends.  Emphasis will be placed on humanistic aspects such as historical, religious and cultural impacts; artistic and literature influences; and philosophical foundations of societies within global context.  

EDUC 177 - School & Community

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This course examines current trends and issues in education stressing the dynamics of school and community partnerships.  Participants will analyze the various groups and social forces that influence what children are taught in today’s schools.  Emphasis will be placed on effective use of community resources.  

ENGL 151 - English I

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

Students will compose and revise expository essays totaling 3500 words, minimum.  Through a series of primarily text-based writing assignments, the course reinforces and stresses the further development of critical reading and thinking, ethical reasoning, the writing process, and information literacy.  Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test score/or successful completion of required developmental courses.

ENGL 152 - English II

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 151

This course introduces students to the study of fiction, poetry and drama, and requires written assignments (totaling 3500 words, minimum), including at least one documented essay, that build on the writing and research skills developed in ENGL 151.  With ENGL 151, this course fulfills the 6-credit graduation requirement in English Communication.

HIST 173 - Unites States History to 1877

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

A survey of the history of the United States from the discovery of the Western Hemisphere to the end of the Reconstruction period (1877).  The course includes political, social and economic factors important in the foundation of America.

HIST 174 - Unites States History from 1877

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This course traces developments since the end of the Civil War with emphasis on reconstruction, the industrialization of America and her emergence as a world power, the two World Wars.  

MATH 151 - A Survey of Mathematics

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II with a minimum grade of “C”

A mathematical course for liberal arts students.  Topics include: sets, probability, logic systems of numeration, groups, and mathematical systems.  

MATH 156 - Introduction to Statistics

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This introductory level course introduces general concepts of basic statistical tools including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, probability distribution, sampling theory, sampling techniques, inferential statistics, analysis of variance, correlation, and simple regression.  Excel data analysis and/or one major statistical software package is introduced to aid calculations required for many of the techniques used in this course.  Students are expected to do one or more writing assignments in an applied field and complete a data-based project as part of the course requirements.

CSIT 110 - Computer Literacy

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

An introductory course designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of computers and information.  The course familiarizes students with the interaction of computer hardware and software.  Emphasis is placed on the application of microcomputers, the use of productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet management, file and database management, search tools) to gather, analyze, organize and present information, and the social and ethical aspects of the impact of computers on society.

CSIT 123 - Integrated Office Software

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This course is designed to teach the skills necessary to design, produce and integrate documents, worksheets, databases, and professional presentations.  The course will emphasize a hands-on project-oriented approach to problem solving.  The student will be using a personal computer in a Windows environment with a modern integrated office software package (Microsoft Office).  Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows is suggested.  Open lab time required.  

BUSN 170 -  Small Business Management

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

An entrepreneurial approach to small business management with emphasis on the importance of management skills, industry knowledge, and strategic planning.  Specific topics will include small business creation, business plan development, marketing, operations, personnel, finance, business law, and community responsibility.  The primary course objective is to provide students with a realistic formula for successfully operating a small business.  

HRTM 110 - Introduction to Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management

3 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

This course acquaints students with the scope and complexity of the hospitality industry by exploring the national and global relationships of lodging, food and beverage service, travel and tourism operations, overall hospitality business operations.  The course examines career opportunities, organizational structures, current trends, human resource management, marketing, and the effects of technology on customer and guest service requirements within the industry.  

BIOL 161 - General Biology I

4 OCC credits (5 LTHS credits)

Major concepts discussed include all cell structure, bio-chemical reactions, energy relationships, evolution and the dynamics of plant of plant functions.  It is highly recommended that students enrolling in this course have taken high school biology and high school chemistry.  


Course Descriptions - Performing Arts

The Music Department offers students experiences in instrumental and/or vocal music. Instruction will be provided on an individual, small group, and large group basis. Opportunities are provided for students with or without training or experience. To complement the classroom instructional phase of the program, students are encouraged to participate in the marching/concert band and/or the choir.

 

Special ensembles, vocal and instrumental, will be formed based upon student interest and request.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

CONCERT BAND 1  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                

GRADES 9-12 

PREREQUISITE:  SUCCESSFUL MEMBERSHIP IN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION (AUDITION)                                                    

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

 

CONCERT BAND 2 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                  GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE:  CONCERT BAND 1                                                                                                                                    FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

 

CONCERT BAND 3 (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                               

GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE:  CONCERT BAND 2                                                                                                                                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

 

CONCERT BAND 4 (HONORS)  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                            GRADES 12 

PREREQUISITE:  CONCERT BAND 3                                                                                                                                         FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

 

These courses are designed to develop the necessary skills needed for concert band.  Emphasis will be placed on large ensemble playing incorporating the development of performance skills, fundamentals of music reading, familiarity of most commonly used scales, proper playing technique, basic ear training, and introduction to basic band repertoire.  Participation in concerts throughout the year is expected.

                                                                                                                                

CONCERT CHOIR 1 (V/P) (C)

GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                                          FULL YEAR , 5 CREDITS

 

CONCERT CHOIR 2  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                          GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE:  CONCERT CHOIR 1                                                                                                                                 FULL YEAR , 5 CREDITS

 

CONCERT CHOIR 3  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                           GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE:  CONCERT CHOIR 2                                                                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

 

CONCERT CHOIR 4 (HONORS)  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                    GRADES 12

PREREQUISITE:  CONCERT CHOIR 3                                                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

 

These courses in choral singing will emphasize and develop vocal technique, music notation, reading terminology, rhythms, sight and sound intervals, diction, sight-reading, and choral repertoire.  Concert preparation and participation throughout the year are expected.

 

SELECT ENSEMBLE (H)   (V/P) (C)                                                                                                      GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: VOCAL AUDITION & 2 YEARS OF CHORAL SINGING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL                                                            

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Do you have vocal talents? This is an advanced course in choral singing. A vocal audition and two years of enrollment in concert choir are necessary in order to enroll in this course.

 

MUSIC THEORY  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                             GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL                                                                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The primary objectives of this course are to develop the skills of notation, sight-reading, sight-singing, melodic dictation, chord analysis, harmonization, composition and choral writing.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT MUSIC THEORY  (V/P) (C) (AP)                                                                                        

GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE: MUSIC THEORY, CONCERT BAND OR CONCERT CHOIR                                                                  FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Upon successful completion of Music Theory, Concert Band, or Concert Choir, students will continue to learn advanced music theory concepts and will apply all learned composition and arranging skills through performance and recording. Students enrolled in this course will compose and arrange music that can be written, recorded and performed through the use of new music technology. Additionally, students will continue to do sight-singing as well as melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation in preparation for the AP exam. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Music Theory exam.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY  (V/P) (C)    *NEW*                                                                                    

GRADES 9-12                                                              

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Music technology is the study and use of music software and recording equipment.  Students interested in a career in music production or a degree in music at the college level should take this class.  Students enrolled will learn how to work with various microphones/soundboards, digital loops/effects, editing and album production, copyright law, podcasts, and film music.

GUITAR 1 (V/P)                                                                                                                                               GRADES 9-12                                

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This is an elective course for beginning guitarists with little or no experience on the instrument.  Students will learn open chords, power chords, moveable chords, single note (melody) playing, accompaniment techniques, and a variety of playing techniques and styles, including both pick style and finger style approaches to the guitar. The course also includes music fundamentals, theory, songs, performances, listening, improvising, and learning to read standard music notation as well as tablature. In addition, students will be encouraged to attend performances, as well as perform or compete themselves

GUITAR 2 (V/P)    *NEW*

PREREQUISITES:  GUITAR 1 WITH A FINAL AVERAGE OF “B” OR BETTER                                                                 

GRADES 10-12                                

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This is an elective course for intermediate guitarists who have completed Guitar 1.  Students will develop music reading skills, chord progressions, and techniques suitable to various music styles.  Intermediate repertoire will be explored, rehearsed, and performed.  Students will work independently and in groups to develop technical rehearsal and performance skills.  Students will listen to performers from various styles and time periods and will work to develop skills appropriate to those styles and time periods.  Students will participate in group and solo performances throughout the year.  

 

THEATRE 1  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                     GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre performance with an emphasis on the actor’s tools of body, voice, and mind as well as crucial elements of theatrical storytelling. Using a combination of improvisational games and theatre exercises, students will become comfortable with public speaking and stage performance. Students will learn script analysis as a tool to enhance character development.

 

THEATRE 2  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                  GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITES: ACTING 1, OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION, AUDITION                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Building on the basic performance skills developed in Theatre 1, students will further explore script analysis and styles of acting through the study and performance of major dramatic works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Additionally, students will learn basic roles and elements of theatre production including, but not limited to, scene design and lighting.

 

THEATRE 3  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                  GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: ACTING 2, OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION, AUDITION                                                FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Building on the skills and knowledge gained in Theatre 2, students will intensely practice and refine performance skills for full-body storytelling through physical theatre techniques including mime, vaudeville, and stage combat. Script analysis is furthered through the study and performance of  dramatic works from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare and beyond. Theatre 3 students will write an original 10-minute play and may have the opportunity to perform in student-directed one-act plays at the end of the year.

THEATRE 4 (H) (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                                           GRADE 12 

PREREQUISITES:  ACTING 3, OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION, AUDITION                                      FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Building on the skills and knowledge gained learned in Theatre 3, students will have the opportunity to direct ensemble scenes through the analysis and design of original or pre-existing dramatic works. Preparation for the directing project will be conducted through dramatic criticism of live and video-recorded performance and the analysis of contemporary and historical dramatic text.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE (V/P)                                                                                                                        

GRADES 10-12  

PREREQUISITE: ACTING I or CHOIR                                                                                                                     FULL  YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Explore the history of musical theatre and experience the process of creating large-scale production numbers from classic and contemporary musicals in the first class team-taught by two faculty members of the Performing Arts Department!  The class will focus on all aspects of production - singing, dancing, and acting - and result in a series of musical performances by the class.

THEATRE FOR CHILDREN (V/P)  *NEW                                                                                       

GRADES 10-12  

PREREQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ACTING I                                                                                                               SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Explore and create performances for child and youth audiences in this half-year course. This course examines the purpose and development of performance for children from the earliest fairy tales to the current plays and performances in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). Students will have the opportunity to produce and present a play for children at the end of the semester.


Course Descriptions - Physical Education/Health Dept

The Physical Education program for grades nine through twelve will encompass areas of study and participation in activities that are evident in our society today. These activities are broken down into three general categories: team sports, physical fitness and lifetime activities. Although team sports are important, we only participate in them for a short time in our lives. Students, therefore, must become familiar with activities they can enjoy as adults. An appreciation and understanding of skills in these categories and the value of activity for life will be stressed. The upper grades in particular will have the opportunity to learn and participate in lifetime activities. Safety in the use of equipment and participation in activities will be included in the instructional program and stressed at all times.

 

The Health program will provide for those areas of study as prescribed by the state as well as addressing itself to the social problems and concerns that are facing society today. The curriculum will include drug, tobacco, and alcohol education (mandated ten clock hours each year), environmental studies, human growth and development, driver and safety education, responsible personal behavior, understanding yourself, wellness and First Aid/CPR. Student involvement in discussion, projects and research will be stressed. Healthful and safe living is both vital and basic to the well being of mankind.

 

Every student is required to satisfactorily complete a course in Health and Physical Education during each of his four years in high school. Students who cannot participate in the Physical Education program must present a medical excuse from a physician. This excuse is valid only for the period of time indicated by the physician. Any student who fails Health or Physical Education must make up the failure. The Physical Education section of the course is worth 3.75 credits and the Health section of the course is worth 1.25 credits.  Physical Education and Health courses should be taken sequentially.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH 9                                                                                                           GRADE 9

MANDATORY (STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)                                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course will include a wide range of activities: soccer, field hockey, floor hockey, gymnastics, aerobics, muscular strength training, volleyball, archery, golf, badminton, circuit weight training, softball and a fitness pre and post test each marking period. Emphasis will be placed on the development of fundamental skills and an awareness of the components of personal fitness along with health and wellness. Students will define and apply their own personal fitness goals through the use of various programs, individual and group projects.

 

This health component will include concepts in the following units of study: Human Growth and Development, which involves the reproduction system, conception and pregnancy, prevention of pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and labor and delivery; Responsible Personal Behavior, which involves abstinence, teenage pregnancy, sexual assault/rape, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, communicable diseases and substance abuse; self esteem, values and emotions.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH 10                                                                                                                        GRADE 10

MANDATORY (STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is a continuation of many of the activities offered in ninth grade. The emphasis will be placed on refining fundamental skills, introducing game strategies and developing an awareness of how to effectively utilize human resources. This course will also introduce many new activities: tennis, weight training, basketball, volleyball, golf, aerobics, speedball, floor hockey, lacrosse, archery and health and wellness and a fitness pre and post test each marking period.

 

This health course involves the study of the automobile in modern life and aims to develop mature attitudes and proper habits for safe driving. Driver Education Theory consists of the following units of study: understanding state mandated driver training requirements, the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of driving; the construction and operation of the automobile, traffic and safety laws, driving techniques, driving and substance abuse, and the effects of the motor vehicle on modern living. This health component is an aid in preparing for the written examination required by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH 11                                                                                                                        GRADE 11

MANDATORY (STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)                                                                                                                    FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course focuses on developing and refining skills introduced in Physical Education 9 and 10. Some activities offered include tennis, badminton, weight training, floor hockey, basketball, recreational games, aerobics, archery, golf, football, softball, speedball, volleyball, tennis and a fitness pre and post test each marking period.

 

This health component will consist of the following units of study: Responsible Personal Behavior, which includes First-Aid and the prevention of most accidents in the home, Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, which involves respiratory/circulatory systems, heart attacks, basic skills of CPR and choking situations; Review of Emergency First-Aid Procedures, which covers the Heimlich maneuver, bleeding and wounds, poisoning, Lyme disease, shock, fractures, bone and joint injuries, heat and cold exposure emergencies and communicable diseases.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH 12                                                                                                                        GRADE 12

MANDATORY (STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)                                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course focuses on mastering the skills developed and refined in Physical Education 11.  Some activities offered include tennis, badminton, weight training, floor hockey, basketball, recreational games, aerobics, archery, golf, football, softball, speedball, volleyball, tennis and a fitness pre and post test each marking period.

 

This health component investigates the following units of study: Understanding Self, which emphasizes self esteem, emotions, values, prejudices, teen suicide, eating disorders, Interpersonal relationships, which deals with relationships, being in love, abstinence, teen pregnancy, other sexual orientations and dating violence; and Responsible Personal Behavior, which investigates adult living, family management, getting married, purposes of a family, family stress and crisis, review of birth control, abortion, parenting, parental responsibilities, substance abuse, AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and rape intervention, breast and prostate cancer and communicable diseases.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR THE SEASONAL ATHLETE                                                                                GRADES 9-12

THREE MARKING PERIODS, 3.75  CREDITS

In this specialized section of Physical Education 9-12, athletes who are participating in athletic sports will learn the importance of maintaining their “whole body” during and between seasons.  Student athletes will be exposed to a disciplinary conditioning program that will maintain conditioning and athletic development. Often, athletes injure themselves due to over-exertion and by not understanding how to maintain one’s athletic abilities. Through flexibility, mobility, training, maintenance and nutrition, student athletes will gain a greater understanding of one’s physiology, philosophy and psychology.


Course Descriptions - Science Department

Science is an important part of everyday living and an in-depth science education is important for every high school graduate. The science curriculum provides science course sequences for students of all levels and career paths. Course content is presented to students through lectures, discussions, fieldwork and laboratory experiences. All biology students will be required to take the New Jersey Biology Competency Test administered in May.

Science Fair/projects

Each student enrolled in a science course will be required to successfully complete a curricular related project. All honors level students must complete their project to the science fair specifications. The Science Fair Research Project is designed to help students develop those skills needed to solve problems in a logical, orderly fashion. Students are given an opportunity to explore some area of science, related to the course in which they are enrolled, as they apply the scientific methods to a topic of their choice.

 

The process utilized to conduct this project will begin in the fall and will culminate in late February with the school-wide science fair. During this time, students are expected to work on this project both in school and at home in order to fulfill all requirements of each step according to an established timeline. To facilitate this work, the Media Center will be open Monday - Thursday from 1:45 pm-2:35 pm.

Major criteria for placement include teacher recommendation, motivation, achievement on standardized tests, student marking period grades, midterm and final exam grades, reading and writing proficiency, and the ability to work independently. Students must maintain an 84 average or higher to continue to be recommended for an honors course or achieve a 92 average or higher in a college prep course to be recommended for an honors level course. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified above.

 

If a student desires honors level coursework but is not recommended for it, she/he can petition the placement by accessing the Petition for Honors Coursework form (the form can be obtained by your School Counselor in the Guidance office at either the middle school or at the high school). The completed form can be submitted to Guidance for the Department Supervisor review.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

BIOLOGY (H/CP)                                                                                                                                                      GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Biology will provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts and processes related to the development, maintenance and survival of living organisms. Students are introduced to major biological concepts and principles such as ecological relationships, cell structure and function, biochemical processes, the origin of life, and theory of evolution. The students explore specific groups of organisms in a systematic sequence. Emphasis is placed on an awareness of similarities and differences in body structure and function between organisms of the various types. The course includes a program of hands-on laboratory explorations to enhance classroom activities. All biology students will be required to take the New Jersey Biology Competency Test.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY  (AP)                                                                                                                        GRADES 10-12 

PREREQUISITE: (H) BIOLOGY & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                                                            COREQUISITE: (H) ALGEBRA II/(CP) ALGEBRA II                                                                                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Advanced Placement Biology is offered to serious college-bound science students. It is equivalent to an introductory course in biology on the college level. This course emphasizes the integration of all scientific disciplines as they relate to biology. Major topics studied are zoology, botany, human anatomy, cytology, evolution, biochemistry and ecology. Students will develop, practice, and refine critical thinking through laboratory work, reading supplemental and analytic materials and participating in independent activities. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Biology exam.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (CP)                                                                                                                              GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE: ANY LEVEL OF BIOLOGY & MATH                                                                                                       FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Environmental Science is an elective course that is offered to students with an interest in humankind's interaction with our natural environment. The goal of the course is to develop an understanding of the laws of nature and practical application of these laws in an ever-changing society. Opportunities are provided for students to examine, analyze, evaluate and react to problems in today's world and the future world based on known environmental conditions both locally and worldwide. For each environmental issue discussed, students will prescribe alternative solutions to the problems, as well as examine attitudes and lifestyles affected by the issue.

 

Topics for discussion include: solid and hazardous wastes; air, water, and noise pollution; land use issues; energy sources and alternatives; local ecosystem studies (i.e. Pine Barrens, Barnegat Bay/Atlantic Ocean, etc.); wildlife issues; overpopulation; nuclear war; and more. Due to the nature of these socio-scientific problems, students will assess their values and attitudes on many moral and ethical issues that are raised through discussion, debate, and written reports. Laboratory and field studies will be included in this course.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (AP)                                                                         GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITES: (H) BIOLOGY & ALGEBRA I / COREQ: (H) CHEMISTRY & TEACHER REC                                                                           FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Advanced Placement Environmental Science is offered to the serious college bound science students. The course is equivalent to an introductory college course in environmental science. This course is interdisciplinary and integrates a wide variety of topics from different areas of scientific study. The students will explore scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Course topics will include solid waste management, pollution, land use issues, natural resources, alternative energy, and natural ecosystems. All students enrolled in this class will be required to take the AP Environmental Science exam.

 

MARINE BIOLOGY (C)                                                                                                                                                                 GRADES 11-12                                

PREREQUISITES: BIOLOGY, ALGEBRA I, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                          FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Marine Biology/Oceanography Lab is a full-year elective course for students with an interest in the dynamic processes of the ocean. The course is divided into four major areas of oceanography: geological, physical, chemical, and biological. Emphasis is placed on the interaction found within the marine environment. Laboratory and field studies will be included to supplement classroom activities.

  

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY  (AP)                                                                                                                 GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: (H) CHEMISTRY W/AN AVERAGE OF 84 OR HIGHER & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                                                                                                                                    

COREQUISITES: (H) PRE-CALCULUS/(CP) PRE-CALCULUS & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                      

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Advanced Placement Chemistry is offered to the serious college-bound science students. It is equivalent to the second semester of an introductory course in chemistry on the college level. This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of chemical systems through extensive laboratory inquiry. The topics covered in the classroom and laboratory work stress the basic principles of intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry and organic chemistry. Students will develop, practice and refine critical thinking through laboratory work and independent activities. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Chemistry exam.

PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL SCIENCE                                                                                                      

GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITES: BIOLOGY, ALGEBRA I, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                                                 FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course focuses on the concepts of chemistry that includes theory, mathematical relationships, and the development of laboratory skills.  Topics covered include the organization of chemistry, atomic theory, particles of matter, formulas and equations, gases, solutions, chemical reactions, and ionization.

CHEMISTRY (CP)

PREREQUISITES: BIOLOGY, ALGEBRA I, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

CHEMISTRY (H)                                                                                                                                         

GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITES: (H) BIOLOGY, ALGEBRA I, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                          

COREQUISITE: GEOMETRY                                                                                                

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS             

Chemistry will provide students with an understanding of the nature of matter and of the natural laws, which govern it. The fundamental reactions involved in chemical changes of matter are particularly emphasized. The mole concept, the gas laws, atomic theory, the nature of chemical bonds and energy relationships in chemical reactions are some of the important topics covered in the course. Extensive use of integral laboratory activities will emphasize concepts, organization and proper application of the scientific method.

 

CHEMISTRY 2                                                                                                                                                                        GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITE: (CP) CHEMISTRY with 84 AVERAGE and TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                   COREQUISITE: (H) ALGEBRA II/ (CP) ALGEBRA II                                                                                            FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS      

*Students who have taken Honors Chemistry cannot take Chemistry 2*

Chemistry 2 is offered to college-bound students who have taken (CP) Chemistry and who plan on a career in science, math, or engineering. It is equivalent to the first semester of an introductory course in chemistry on the college level. The topics covered in classroom and laboratory work stress the basic principles of atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, chemical and molecular bonding and the gas laws. Students will develop, practice and refine critical thinking through laboratory work and independent activities.

 

HUMAN ANATOMY                                                                                                                                                                    GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: BIOLOGY WITH AN AVERAGE OF 78 OR HIGHER                                                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This class is a study of the human body, focusing on gross anatomy, organ systems, and histology. Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in conjunction with form-function relationships will be explored. Dissections are a requirement of this course.

 

ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY (H)                                                                                                       GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITES: (H) BIOLOGY & (H) CHEMISTRY or TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                  FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course addresses scientific benchmarks utilizing independent study, practical applications, critical thinking, and problem solving at a higher, enhanced level.  This class, encompassing extensive dissection including but not limited to cells, tissues, muscular structure, and the nervous system, is ideal for the four-year college bound student interested in the health sciences.

 

FORENSIC SCIENCE (C)                                                                                                                                         GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: (CP) BIOLOGY &  (CP) CHEMISTRY OR PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL SCIENCE                          

FULL YEAR,  5 CREDITS

Forensic Science offers students an introduction to crime scene investigations. The course will explore the basic procedures involved in the application of scientific principles and methods utilized to assist in criminal and civil investigations and litigations. Biology, chemistry, and physics will be applied to criminal investigations. Students will investigate, document and process evidence at potential crime scenes. Topics of study include fingerprint analysis, documentation analysis, trace evidence, ballistics, entomology, and handwriting analysis.

MICROBIOLOGY: BACTERIA, VIRUSES AND PARASITES    *NEW*

GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY 

SEMESTER,  2.5 CREDITS

This is a hands-on course which focuses on the classification, physiology, ecology, and genetics of microbes and their impact on human health and environmental impact. Microbes including bacteria are important for our daily life as there are many symbiotic relationships humans have with them. Adversely, there are many microbes which can impact our quality of life negatively. This course studies the differences between the different microbes including bacteria, viruses, algae, and protists and looks at the benefits and harmful impacts of these species on humans and the planet.

GENETICS    *NEW*

GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BIOLOGY

SEMESTER,  2.5 CREDITS

Ever wonder why you look like you do? Why can you roll your tongue but your best friend can’t?  Simple, it is all in your genes!  This course examines human genetics, research, and labs to explore all aspects of our genome.  Great career opportunities arise from this ever growing field and this course gives an overview of some of the many possibilities.

PHYSICS (CP)

PREREQUISITE: (CP) CHEMISTRY, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

COREQUISITE: (CP) ALGEBRA II

PHYSICS (H)                                                                                                                                                                             GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: (H) CHEMISTRY, & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION                                                  

COREQUISITE: (H) ALGEBRA II                                                                                                                        

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Physics will provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of energy and motion. Topics include: kinematics, dynamics, energy, thermodynamics, optics, sound, electricity, and magnetism. Extensive laboratory activities emphasize concepts, organization and proper application of the scientific method.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS I  (AP)                                                                                                              GRADES 12 

PREREQUISITE: (H) PHYSICS W/AN AVERAGE OF 84 OR HIGHER EACH MARKING PERIOD                             

AND DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION                            

COREQUISITE: CALCULUS OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Advanced Placement Physics I is offered to serious college-bound science students who plan on a career in science, math, engineering, or computer field. It is equivalent to an introductory course in physics on the college level. Particular emphasis is placed on energy, its sources, transformations, utilization and conservation, electronics and optics. Students will develop, practice and refine critical thinking through extensive laboratory work and independent activities. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Physics exam.


Course Descriptions - STEM Academy

Lacey Township High School has implemented a four-year pre-engineering program. The goal of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Academy (STEM) is to foster coursework in these academic areas in order to produce professional graduates for the workforce.  Students are required to be enrolled in specific aligned math, science, Computer-Aided Drafting Design (CADD) and/or electronic courses. Participants will compete in outside engineering competitions. Curriculum will be aligned with NJ approved Math Common Core State Standards, NJ Science Core Curriculum Content Standards, and private industry principles. Projects developed by a team of high school teachers and Lakehurst Naval Air Base engineers will be integrated. Students must be recommended by their teachers to enroll. More information on the STEM Program can be found in the Science Department portion of this Program of Studies.                

                                        

STEM 1

STEM Biology        

STEM Geometry

STEM Core I

STEM 2

STEM Chemistry

STEM Algebra II

STEM Core II

STEM 3 

STEM AP Physics

STEM Pre-Calculus

STEM Core III

STEM 4

STEM IV Capstone

AP Science of Choice

AP Calculus or other advanced level math

In the honors, advanced and AP science programs, special emphasis is placed on problem-solving techniques, the analysis of data, the drawing on inferences, and the application of new knowledge. Laboratory experiments are generally more intricate, and students must demonstrate the ability to work independently.  Student performance is measured in part through performance on written tests and quizzes, homework and class assignments, laboratory projects, and class participation. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified in the front of this manual.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

STEM BIOLOGY HONORS (STEM ACADEMY ONLY)                                                                                              

COREQUISITE: (H) ALGEBRA I/(CP) ALGEBRA I OR (H) GEOMETRY/(CP) GEOMETRY                                                 

(H) ALGEBRA II/(CP) ALGEBRA II  & TEACHER RECOMMENDATION     

STEM CHEMISTRY HONORS (STEM ACADEMY ONLY)

STEM ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS I (STEM ACADEMY ONLY) (AP)

GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITE: (H) PHYSICS W/AN AVERAGE OF 84 OR HIGHER EACH MARKING PERIOD                             

AND DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION                            

COREQUISITE: CALCULUS OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Advanced Placement Physics I is offered to serious college-bound science students who plan on a career in science, math, engineering, or computer field. It is equivalent to an introductory course in physics on the college level. Particular emphasis is placed on energy, its sources, transformations, utilization and conservation, electronics and optics. Students will develop, practice and refine critical thinking through extensive laboratory work and independent activities. All students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Physics exam.

STEM GEOMETRY HONORS (STEM ACADEMY ONLY)                                                                                     

PREREQUISITE: STEM PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE                                                              

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS                        

This course continues to emphasize deductive mathematical reasoning and uses Euclidean geometry as the model. Geometry is a mathematical system built upon definitions and conjectures. From these, statements will be proven about relationships of geometric figures. The topics of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry will be taught in an integrated approach. Additionally, the foundations of trigonometry and geometric probability will be discussed.

STEM ALGEBRA II HONORS (STEM ACADEMY ONLY)                                                                             PREREQUISITES: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF STEM GEOMETRY HONORS             

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS      

This course may include such topics as elementary algebra, linear functions, polynomial functions, matrices, the real number system, exponential functions and logarithms. Additionally, the foundations of trigonometry and analytical geometry may be extended to include conic sections. Logistic functions and more in-depth data analysis and probability will be covered.

STEM PRECALCULUS HONORS (STEM ACADEMY ONLY)    

GRADES 10-12                                                                          

PREREQUISITES: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF STEM ALGEBRA II HONORS

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Precalculus is designed to provide the essential mathematical background necessary to be successful in the study of Calculus.  It is a rigorous course and is intended solely for students who plan to eventually take Calculus and who expect to major in areas involving higher mathematics, which include the sciences, computers, economics, engineering, and some business majors.  The subject matter consists of the in-depth study and analysis of functions, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, regression and curve fitting, and polynomial functions.  The use of graphing technology is integrated throughout this course, and topics are developed through the infusion of real-world applications and problem solving.

 

STEM CORE I  (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                                              

GRADE 9                       

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

STEM CORE 1 utilizes problem based learning principles to facilitate a variety of projects through a collaborative student community.  The curriculum consists of students engaging in hands-on application type projects that encompass various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts.  The course is taught in collaboration with the students’ Biology and Geometry coursework.  Students will have an understanding of application, design, construction, modeling and scientific principles involved in real world projects.

 

STEM CORE II   (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                              GRADE 10

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

STEM Core II builds upon those previously learned problem based learning principles to facilitate a variety of complex projects through a collaborative student community.  The curriculum consists of students engaging in hands-on application type projects that encompass various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts.  Students will build upon previous scientific principles such as kinematics, buoyancy, alternative energy, and computer programming through real world applications.  The course is taught in collaboration with the students’ Chemistry and Algebra II coursework.

 

STEM CORE III  (H) (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                          GRADE 11

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This problem based learning class will enhance the students’ abilities to solve real-world design challenges through use of the design process and team collaboration.  Students will explore various technological systems and manufacturing processes to help reinforce how engineers use science, technology, and math to improve an evolving technological society.  The course will build upon the student's’ computer modeling skills in Autodesk Inventor, and aid in problem solving with hands-on projects to reinforce learned concepts.

 

STEM IV CAPSTONE (H) (V/P) (C)                                                                                                                          GRADE 12                

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Long-term investigations that are intended to be active learning projects that demonstrate the student’s ability to apply their 21st century skills acquired and knowledge gained.  The student-driven projects will examine real-world concerns that require significant effort in preparation, planning and implementation resulting in a final portfolio demonstrating their learning and conclusion.


Course Descriptions - Social Studies Department

 

The study of Social Studies is an integral part of every student's education. The Social Studies Department has developed a course of study that is designed to provide each student with a diverse social studies curriculum both national and international in scope. A comprehensive study of world and national history is provided through a required three-year program emphasizing the social, cultural, economic, and historical factors that have determined our growth. The basic principles of government and citizenship, with its rights, responsibilities and duties, will be thoroughly explored.

 

All students are required to take World History I, U.S. History I and U. S. History II in order to meet New Jersey State graduation requirements.

 

Major criteria for placement include teacher recommendation, motivation, achievement on standardized tests, student marking period grades, midterm and final exam grades, reading and writing proficiency, and the ability to work independently. Students must maintain an 84 average or higher to continue to be recommended for an honors course or achieve a 92 average or higher in a college prep course to be recommended for an honors level course. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified above.

 

If a student desires honors level coursework but is not recommended for it, she/he can petition the placement by accessing the Petition for Honors Coursework form (the form can be obtained by your School Counselor in the Guidance office at either the middle school or at the high school). The completed form can be submitted to Guidance for the Department Supervisor review.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

WORLD HISTORY I: FROM GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS TO THE MODERN WORLD (H/CP)                GRADE 9                                                                                                                                                                                                            FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The focus of this course is to understand how the historical events starting with worldwide exploration and expansion of trade eventually inspire increased global economic interdependence, population growth, and cooperation leading into the 21st century. Major emphasis will be on the historical, economic, cultural, political, geographical, social, and religious development of the modern world. Current world situations and events will be infused throughout this curriculum. This course is required for all freshmen.

 

WORLD HISTORY II: THE ANCIENT WORLD                                                                                                                       GRADES 10-12                                                                                                                                                  FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The focus of this course is for the students to apply critical thinking skills as they study history and cultures, the role of geography and the development of social, economic and political structures throughout the world at various times. Students will trace the evolution of important ideas, beliefs, practices and technologies beginning with human migration, adaptation and the emergence of the first civilizations. Students will study the growth of the early empires to the rise of constitutional governments.

U.S. HISTORY I  (H/CP)                                                                                                                                                                                    GRADE 10                                                                                                                                                     FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The design of this course is to provide a comprehensive study of the development of our nation from exploration and colonization through The Gilded Age. Major emphasis will be placed on the development of the government as well as the cultural, economic and social factors, which have influenced the growth of the country. This course is required for all sophomores.

 

U.S. HISTORY II (H/CP)                                                                                                                                                                                  GRADE 11                                                                                                                                                                        PREREQUISITE:  U.S. HISTORY I                                                                                                                          FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

It is the structure of this course to deal with the changes that brought our country from a rural-isolationistic land to the leading industrial nation of the world. Emphasis will be placed on the study of historical events as well as the investigation of contemporary issues. This course is required for all juniors.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT U.S. HISTORY (AP)                                                                                                                            GRADE 12 

PREREQUISITES: *(H) U.S. HISTORY I, *(H) U.S. HISTORY II  AND/OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION                                                                                                                       

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The Advanced Placement United States History program is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems and events in United States history. It follows the scope and sequence of topics outlined by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them that are equivalent to those made by a full-year introductory college course.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (C)                                                                                             GRADES 10-12                                                                                                                   

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course will give the student a broad view of psychology and sociology. Psychological topics will include human development, heredity and environment, personality disorders, learning theory and social psychology. Sociological topics will include the culture and values of various groups in society, social control, social institutions, and social structure. Practical and meaningful applications of psychology and sociology will be included in this course.  Careers in these fields will also be explored.

  

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY (C) (AP)                                                                                               GRADES 11-12

PREREQUISITES: Honors Psychology OR Social and Behavioral Sciences OR Biology with an 84 or better, teacher recommendation                                     

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Do you truly know yourself? Do you know how your brain influences your behavior? The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas. Students will complete an AP test to determine college level accreditation.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (C)                                                                                                                            GRADES 10-12                                                                                                                                                                                                  SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Democracy is a living, evolving process based on the interchange of ideas within an established system of laws. To become effective participants, people must develop an understanding of the way the system works. An informed and active participant in the democratic process is essential to a healthy community and a responsive government. This course is designed to provide the foundations of citizenship, which is an integral part to a complete education. It is recommended for the college bound student; however, every student is encouraged to take the course, students will learn how the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of government work, including the functions and roles of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President of the United States. Students will also study political parties, government agencies (CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, etc.), the Constitution, foreign policy, civil liberties, and local/state governments.

 

ECONOMICS* (C) (F)                                                                                                                                                 GRADES 10-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

The focus of Economics will be to expose the student to both economic theory and investment skills. Students will learn how the American and global economic systems function as well as economic philosophies, microeconomics, macroeconomics, supply and demand. The economic policy of the United States and a brief understanding of the domestic and global stock markets will also be studied in this course. In addition, students will gain a fundamental understanding of how to better manage their financial future in a global economy. This class fulfills the 2.5 credits of Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy required.

 

CRIMINOLOGY    

GRADES 10-12                                                                                                                                                                          

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

The focus of this course will be to examine the nature, categorization, measurement, and causes of crime and the theoretical explanations of criminal behavior. Victimology, the operation of the criminal justice and court systems, the development, organization, and the operation of policing and corrections will also be explored.  The course will cover the major areas of criminological study using the integration of a legal and social science approach. Students will utilize critical thinking skills to analyze both historical and contemporary issues concerning law, crime and society's response to it. Students will use individual and cooperative learning activities to develop their analytical and evaluative skills.

 

ETHICS                                                                                                                                                                                   GRADES 10-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Ethics focuses on examining values and virtues important to the American society. Students will utilize critical thinking skills to analyze conflicting values and to make ethical decisions. In discussion of each issue, no "right" answer will be provided; instead, students will be encouraged to use individual and cooperative learning strategies and to develop their analytical and evaluative skills. Ultimately, this course will help the student to continue to develop their own personal values and make intelligent decisions about their actions and behaviors.

 

HOLOCAUST, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND GENOCIDAL STUDIES                                                                                  GRADES 10-12

PREREQUISITE:  WORLD HISTORY                                                                                                                                            SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

In this course, students will learn how international affairs have greatly impacted our country and disrupted other nations throughout the past one hundred years. The topics surrounding human rights violations, mass violence, and torture of innocent peoples have unfortunately been a common trend in world history and at home in our country. The high school students must comprehend the psychological, cultural, political, and societal roots of human cruelty, mass violence and genocide prior to advancing onto higher learning institutions. An in-depth analysis through film, primary sources, secondary references, technology outlets, outside readings, guest speakers, and field trips will enable the students to grasp a clear understanding of Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocidal Studies.

 

Topics of Study: genocide, domestic violence, education, economics, Civil Rights Movement, Armenia, human trafficking, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Holocaust, conflict in Middle Eastern nations, Rwanda, Burundi and the Arab Spring.

 

CURRENT WORLD STUDIES                                                                                                                                     GRADES 10-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

The goal of this course is to engage the students in an investigation of the concerns of the modern world. The course will focus on regional discussions, involving Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. It will also include topic-based issues such as contemporary politics and society. Students will have an opportunity to become more familiar with current world issues through discussions, cooperative learning, analytical and research writing, and individual or group-based projects and research. Active participation is a vital component of this class.

 

MILITARY SCIENCE (C)                                                                                                                                                GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Are you interested in learning about the military, warfare, weaponry and the history surrounding wartime? This course is designed for the in-depth study of the history and tactics of military warfare, from ancient civilizations to modern day air forces, from tomahawks to Tomahawk Cruise Missiles. Students will discover that for every offensive weapon war ever made, a defensive weapon was made to counter it.  As cannons made castles obsolete, engineers responded with low, thick-walled forts.  Basic and advanced military style tactics will be explored.  Perhaps 16th century armies had things right with their starting times, pageantry, drums, flags and strict formations. For each battle and war in history, fighting men learned what worked and what was needed.  Others carved out new tools and defensive weapons.   Such examples will include the English Long Bow, which was one of the most devastating weapons of its time and enabled the English to win many wars.  Students will apply this knowledge in a variety of presentations: from war room map tables to computer models and video game analysis.  We will study movies about war, including those about ancient wars as well as modern.  We will explore how close to the truth these movies come.

 

SPORTS IN SOCIETY

GRADE 9-12                                                                                                                                                                         SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is for those who are considering sports media, sports journalism, sports management, and sports law as career choices. Students will study history through the evolution of sports, including football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Students will learn about labor negotiations and free agency, and will participate in contract negotiation simulations. Students will study the impact of professional stadiums on cities and states from the late 1800’s to present. Standout sports figures like Michael Jordan and LeBron James will be analyzed for their impact on advertising and online sports fantasy leagues. The impact of the Civil Rights era on sports will be explored. This course is a must for those considering a future career in many facets of sports.

 

SPORTS IN SOCIETY: Media Marketing *NEW*                                                                                                                                      GRADES 9-12

PREREQUISITE: SPORTS IN SOCIETY I OR

co-req with TELECOMMUNICATIONS I OR DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL                                                        

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Sports in Society II will be a course where students will be immersed in real-world scenarios involving sports media, television production and marketing projects.  Students will learn many important career skills that can translate into success in many jobs.  They will take sports and media production to a new level at our own high school, producing in-depth sports reporting online and great shows on television.  They will use their marketing skills to produce sports yearbook style promotions for teams and the athletic department, as well as youth sports in town.  

WORLD GEOGRAPHY                                                                                                                                                            GRADES 9-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course is designed to explore regions of the world with similar culture and history.  The units include information pertaining to the geography, history, economy, politics, and social aspects of each cultural region.  Students examine the relationships among people, places, and environments that result in patterns on the Earth’s surface.  Students use the tools and methods of geography to study the principal regions in the world – the Americas; Europe and Eurasia; North Africa and the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa; East, and Southeast Asia.  Students describe the influence of geography on the events of the past and present and analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems throughout the world.  Students compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment.  Students will use their problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions.

 

HISTORY THROUGH FILM                                                                                                                                                      GRADE 12

PREREQUISITE:  UNITED STATES HISTORY I & II                                                                                                          FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The US History through Film curriculum offers students a unique way to view American history through the Hollywood lens. Through film analysis, students will gain a new insight into the historical events that occurred from the American Revolution through recent US history. The course will demand composition work, honing student writing and revision skills as they write reaction and analysis papers of films viewed in class. In addition to learning the historical accounts, student will explore character development, conflict, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, and geographical/social/cultural settings.

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS COURSE                                                                                                                                      GRADES 10-12

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This course allows students to explore what it takes to be a lifelong leader. This is achieved through study in five areas: communication, group process, managerial skills, self-awareness, and human relations. Students will learn about trust, honest communication, respect and acceptance for diversity, creating/changing school climates, sportsmanship, and many more key skills for self-growth.  *This class should be paired with Persuasive Public Speaking and Debate in Society offered in Social Studies, as one course is a natural extension of the other.

 

HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOBILE                                                                                                                        GRADES 9-12        

SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

Whether you are a true “Gear Head”, a casual car enthusiast, or someone who wants to study history from a different perspective, this is the class for you!  History of the Automobile is an analytical class, which will study the development and the significance of cars and trucks throughout history.  From the first mechanically propelled vehicles through the decades of their development, students will analyze designs/designers, technological advances, and also the creation of cultural trends.  They will be able to relate these advances to historical events and the automobile’s place in the world today. An examination of the different industries that have been influenced or created as a result of the car will be highlighted.  Projects will include designing vehicles and projecting advancements for vehicles of the future.

 

HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY                                                                                                                                     GRADES 11-12 

PREREQUISITES: US I and US II                                                                                                                       SEMESTER, 2.5 CREDITS

This survey of New Jersey history will cover the development of New Jersey including:  The Native American inhabitants, European colonization, the Colonial period, the American Revolution, the Jacksonian Era, slavery and the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, labor union movements, immigration, women's suffrage, race issues and relations, the Great Depression, World War II, as well as the rise of Victorian leisure, tourism and motion pictures. The course will use New Jersey history as a means of exploring the major themes of  United States history. The students will gain a greater sense of their place as New Jersey residents.


Course Descriptions - World Language Department 

The United States Department of Education has included the study of world language as an integral unit in a child's education. With our exposure to worldwide markets, cultural events, businesses, and interests, it is essential that Lacey students become familiar with other cultures and languages. With the new texts that emphasize communication skills and culture, the world languages program is focused on the twenty-first century skills in language development.

 

The World Languages Department offers a four-year program in the study of French, Spanish, and German, depending on class enrollment and teacher availability. Language study is oral/aural, which develops the basic communication skills of speaking/listening and reading/writing needed to express oneself in and comprehend another language. The program also strives to broaden the student's outlook on language, culture, and thought processes and to develop an awareness of the advantages of knowing a second language in contemporary society.

 

Students interested in skipping a level of world language at the High School must complete the following steps:

  1. To be considered for course advancement, the student must complete the request form located on the Guidance website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQL8w4s5Tcybolcx94r1fOq7fBXgsY3KtcPWDtOptPbyT15cGJqf9Z9Fs8AMNFo5VrGAVRqKstEV_j-/pub
  2. After receiving approval from the Department Supervisor, it is the student’s responsibility to schedule a time and date to complete the assessment.  
  3. Students will be assessed using the ACTFUL speaking and writing rubric for the appropriate level being considered for advancement.
  4. Final decisions will be made by the examiner based on student proficiency.

 

Requests to skip a level should be made no later than June 1st to provide ample time to administer and score the examinations. Additionally, since world language examinations contain an oral component it is essential that students take these examinations while the teachers are still available while school is in session.

 

All world language courses must be taken sequentially.

Spanish 1-3 CP                                      German 1-3 CP                                  French 1-2 CP

Spanish 3 Honors                        German 3 Honors                        French 3 Honors

Spanish 4 Honors                                German 4 Honors                               French 4 Honors

AP Spanish                                     AP German                                            AP French

 

The target language will be studied in increasing depth, beginning developmentally with basic speaking and writing grammar. Cultural awareness will be taught, and the immersion experience enhanced by increasing use of the target language in the classroom. Communication and writing skills will be further developed, and expectations for message clarity will increase as the student progresses further in the target language. As the student’s mastery of the language continues, stories, poetry, and other writings will be read and reflected upon. The honors student will study the history of the target language in depth, and advanced communicative proficiency will be the instructional goal.

 

A minimum of two years language study is needed for admission to many colleges; three or more years are highly desirable.

Major criteria for placement include teacher recommendation, motivation, achievement on standardized tests, student marking period grades, midterm and final exam grades, reading and writing proficiency, and the ability to work independently. Students must maintain an 84 average or higher to continue to be recommended for an honors course or achieve a 92 average or higher in a college prep course to be recommended for an honors level course. Placement recommendations are reviewed annually according to the multiple criteria identified above.

 

If a student desires honors level coursework but is not recommended for it, she/he can petition the placement by accessing the Petition for Honors Coursework form (the form can be obtained by your School Counselor in the Guidance office at either the middle school or at the high school). The completed form can be submitted to Guidance for the Department Supervisor review.

*Legend: Visual (V) / Performing Arts (P), Career Education(C) and Financial Literacy (F), College Prep (CP), Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP)

 

FRENCH 1, SPANISH 1, GERMAN 1                                                                                                                                     GRADES 9-12                                                                                                                                                             FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Primary emphasis in these introductory courses is placed on listening/understanding and speaking in order to develop correct pronunciation and build sufficient vocabulary to converse with comprehension. Topical vocabulary units enable the student to achieve early success in communicating and understanding simple requests or statements about daily living. Instruction in the basic structure of the language enables the student to read short passages and progress from writing simple sentences to composing friendly letters and diary entries. The student is introduced to customs, daily activities, holidays, foods and geography of the country being studied.

 

FRENCH 2, SPANISH 2, GERMAN 2                                                                                                                                     GRADES 9-12

PREREQUISITE: FRENCH 1, SPANISH 1, GERMAN 1 

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Through extensive oral work, this second-level course reinforces and develops further the audio-lingual skills learned the preceding year; there is greater concentration on reading longer passages and writing more complex sentences. Vocabulary, especially idiom development, is expanded, and the study of grammar is intensified. While cultural exposure to history, art and music is expanded, career options to a speaker of a world language are also explored.

 

FRENCH 3 (H), SPANISH 3, GERMAN 3                                                                                                                                         GRADES 11-12                     

PREREQUISITE: FRENCH 2, SPANISH 2, GERMAN 2                                                                                                                                          FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

The four basic communication skills of writing, speaking, listening, and reading are extended and refined in order that students not only understand the literature and conversational aspects of the language, but understand the contributions of countries to the world family. At the third level, students become aware of current events, prominent world known personalities, and the nuances of cultural differences and similarities. Daily practices in speaking the target language are emphasized on this level.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

FRENCH 4 (H), SPANISH 4 (H), GERMAN 4 (H)                                                                                                                                                    GRADE 12

PREREQUISITE: FRENCH 3, SPANISH 3, GERMAN 3 

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS                                                                                                                                        Sharpen your skill in your favorite world language. The four basic communication skills of writing, speaking, listening, and reading are extended and refined in order that students not only understand the literature and conversational aspects of the language, but understand the contributions of countries to the world family. At the third level, students become aware of current events, prominent world known personalities, and the nuances of cultural differences and similarities. Daily practices in speaking the target language are emphasized on this level.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH (AP)

GRADE 12

PREREQUISITE: FRENCH 3 (H)

FULL YEAR,  5 CREDITS

Are you ready to put of all those years of French class to work? The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in French. The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH (AP)

GRADE  12

PREREQUISITE: SPANISH 4 (H)

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Are you ready to put of all those years of Spanish class to work? The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT GERMAN (AP)

GRADE  12

PREREQUISITE: German 4 (H)

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Are you ready to put of all those years of German class to work? The AP German Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP German Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in German. The AP German Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music , laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH                

GRADES 9-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

This course is designed for the non four-year college bound student to fulfill the new World Language graduation requirement. Basic grammar, composition, conversation and culture will be incorporated into the course of study.  *Please note that this course will not fulfill the World Language admission requirement for a four-year college or university.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS                                                                                                                 GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Linguistics is defined as the scientific study of language. Students will learn about accents, dialects, and variation in speech patterns. Students will then learn how language is acquired and processed by children and adults. The last part of the course explores how people use and interpret language in different contexts. This course is ideal for those already studying a world language because the study of linguistics interfaces with a wide variety of other fields, such as anthropology, sociology, computer science, politics and the law, and public policy, to name just a few! Many universities require this type of course as a fulfillment of the college social science requirement for undergraduates.  *Please note that this course will not fulfill the World Language admission requirement for a four-year college or university.

HINDI *NEW*

GRADES 10-12

FULL YEAR, 5 CREDITS

Hindi 1 is intended for learners with no previous background in Hindi or with little knowledge of Hindi. The course will introduce the lingua-franca of the Indian subcontinent in its Hindustani form. The course will enable students to have an elementary proficiency in Hindi by developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the language. Learners will be introduced to Devanagari writing system which is used to write Hindi. The course focuses on development of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and all three models of communication (interpersonal, presentational, interpretive) in Hindi for effective communication. Conventional course materials will be supplemented by in-class formative assessment tools, video clips, classroom games and other authentic materials. This course actively uses a blended learning method by integrating a face-to-face classroom component with an appropriate use of online tools in and outside the classroom.  *Please note that this course will not fulfill the World Language admission requirement for a four-year college or university.

Course Descriptions - Special Education Department

Special Education is provided through several programs, which include resource room instruction in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. A departmentalized program may provide direct instruction for a student's entire academic program, and an alternative educational program provides instruction and counseling in academics and life skills.

 

An individualized plan of instruction has been developed for students with identified learning issues. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is developed by the Child Study Team, comprised of a school psychologist, a social worker and a learning consultant, in conjunction with a student's parents/guardian and special education classroom teachers. Recommendations are put forward so that the learner has success in the least restrictive environment with a maximized educational opportunity.

 

The following instructional programs are part of the LTHS Special Education Curriculum:

I.                 In-Class Resource

Students with special needs are placed in a general education classroom in which two teachers, a content teacher and a special education teacher, team-teach the students inclusively.

II.               Resource

A small class setting, the resource option focuses more individually on the special needs student.

III.              Departmental

Students with significant learning disabilities have success in this setting, in which the special education teacher teaches the academic subject.

IV.              Mainstream

General education classes are also an option and, if appropriate, are detailed in the IEP. A transitional plan for postsecondary success is also discussed and is part of the IEP, developed by the Child Study Team Case Manager in conjunction with other needed parties.

 

Students with special education needs are given an opportunity based on Child Study Team recommendations and their respective Individual Education Program to participate in small group learning. The Child Study Team is comprised of a learning consultant, a school psychologist, and a social worker, on staff to assist teachers, students, and parents. Eligibility for special education programs are determined by the Child Study Team based upon a comprehensive evaluation. Anyone interested in learning more about these programs should contact the Director of Special Services at (609)-971-2000.


Course Descriptions - Ocean County Vocational School 

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OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL  (OCVTS) (V/P) (C)                                                             GRADES 11-12

FULL YEAR, 20 CREDITS

SHARED TIME:

OCVTS offers career majors in over 30 areas for students going on to college or directly to the world of work. OCVTS works hand-in-hand with the high school to provide a complete education for the juniors and seniors attending. The students attend their home school (LTHS) for a half-day and then are transported to their vocational school center (Lakehurst, Brick, Toms River, Jackson, or Waretown).

 

FULL TIME:

Students accepted to one of the Career Academies – PAA: Performing Arts Academy Theater, Dance and Voice (Lakehurst), MATES: Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (Manahawkin) or ALPS: Academy of Law and Public Safety – attend full time and receive a rigorous four-year college preparatory academic program which fulfills all requirements for high school graduation and admission to competitive colleges and universities.

 

SHARED TIME PROGRAMS:

Full descriptions of Shared Time and Full Time programs may be found in the Guidance section of the LTHS website and the OCVTS Course Guide is available in the Guidance Department.

 

APPLIED/PERFORMING ARTS

Audio for Electronic Media (Tech Prep*)

Design and Visual Communications (Tech Prep*)

 

COMPUTERS/DESIGN

Architectural/Engineering Design (Tech Prep*)

Computer Science (Tech Prep*)

Computer Service Repair

 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES

Building Construction Technology

Custom Woodworking/Cabinetmaking

Electrical Trades

Electrical Trades/Integrated Cabling Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) (Tech Prep*)

Plumbing (Tech Prep*)

Welding

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Tech Prep*)

 

HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

Dental Assisting

Health and Fitness Technology (Tech Prep*)

Medical Assistant (Tech Prep*)

Medical Skills and Related Health Careers (Tech Prep*)

Medical Administration (Tech Prep*) New Course

 

SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

Child Care Professions

Cosmetology (Tech Prep*)

Culinary Arts (Tech Prep*)

Fashion Merchandising/Design (Tech Prep*)

Homeland Security

Law and Public Safety (Tech Prep*)

 

TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES

Automotive and Diesel Engine Technology (Tech Prep*)

Automotive Technology (Tech Prep*)

Aviation Aerospace Technology (Tech Prep*)

Collision Repair (Tech Prep*)

Marine Trades

Motorsports Technology (Tech Prep*)

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Automotive Technology (Tech Prep*)

Cosmetology (Tech Prep*)

Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis (Tech Prep*)

Practical Nursing (Tech Prep*)

New Home Construction (Tech Prep*)

Twilight Automotive Technology (Tech Prep*)

 

SPECIAL SERVICES:

Employment Orientation Programs

Vocational Assessment Purpose

Application Procedure

Students Served

Mainstreaming

       

More information on these programs can be found in the Guidance section under OCVTS Employment Orientation Course Guide.

 

*Tech Prep: Short for “technical preparation,” it is a nationally recognized program which focuses on providing a meaningful education and career preparation during high school, to be followed with coursework to attain an associate degree at a community college or post-secondary institution.

 

Additional information is available by calling the Lacey Township School District Child Study Team Office (609-971-2020 ext. 1021) or the Office of Special Services at Ocean County Vocational Technical School at 732-473-3100 ext. 3326.