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TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Topeka Public Schools Board of Education

MR. KEITH TATUM

Board President

785-250-5927

ktatum@tps501.org

DR. RANDALL SCHUMACHER

Board Vice President

785-633-0063
rschumacher@tps501.org 

MS. SUE BOLLEY

785-383-6638
sbolley@tps501.org 

MS. MELANIE STUART-CAMPBELL

785-969-4097
mstuartcampbell@tps501.org 

DR. C. RICHARD BONEBRAKE

785-231-7223
crbonebrake@tps501.org 

MR. LALO MUÑOZ

785-230-2957
lmunoz@tps501.org 

MS. LISA SCHMITT

785-230-9399
lschmitt@tps501.org 


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

DR. TIFFANY ANDERSON

785-295-3000

tanderson@tps501.org

Avondale Academy and Topeka Virtual School

200 SE 49th St, Topeka, KS 66609

(785) 730-8350

Principal: Dr. Joy Grimes

Capital City High School

2731 SW East Circle Dr S, Topeka, KS 66606

(785) 295-3600

Principal: Aryn McCoy

Highland Park High School

2424 SE California Ave, Topeka, KS 66605

(785) 274-6000

Principal: Juli Watson

Hope Street Academy

1900 SW Hope St, Topeka, KS 66604

(785) 438-4280

Principal: Nicole Johnson

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers &

College Prep Academy

500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Dr, Topeka, KS 66606

(785) 274-6350

Principal: Dustin DIck

Topeka High School

800 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS 66612

(785) 295-3150

Principal: Dustin Dick

Topeka West High School

2001 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66604

(785) 438-4000

Principal: John Buckendorff

Table of Contents

Career Pathway Opportunities in Topeka Public Schools

5

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)

10

Washburn Institute of Technology

11

Graduation Requirements

12

Kansas Qualified Admissions

13

Enrollment Requirements

13

Grade Level Classifications

14

Kansas State High School Activities Association Eligibility

14

Post-Secondary Courses and Eligibility

14

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility

14

Finals Opt Out Criteria

15

Honors, Pre-AP & AP Classes

15

Concurrent (Dual Credit) Enrollment with Washburn University

15

Credit/No Credit Options for High School Students

16

Weighted Courses and Grade Point Average

16

Independent Study

17

Religion Program Credit

17

Home-Schooled Students

17

Special Programs:

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - HPHS & THS        

English Learners (EL)- HPHS, THS & TWHS        

Topeka High School International Studies Program

Topeka High School Dual Language Program        

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

Junior ROTC - HPHS, THS, and TWHS

Highland Park High School  Air Force        

Topeka West High School  Army        

Topeka High School  Marine Corps        

Topeka West’s Leadership Program

17

Course Lists and Description by Department        

Table/Descriptions

Business Education

22/35

English Learners

22/37

Family and Consumer Science (FACS)

22/38

Fine Arts - Theater, Visual, Instrumental & Vocal Arts

23/39

Language Arts - ELA, Journalism, Literature, Reading, Speech, Writing

24/38

Mathematics

25/48

Miscellaneous

25/50

Physical Education

26/54

Resource/Intensive Instruction

27/55

JROTC

28/61

Science

29/63

Social Studies

29/66

TCALC Programs

30/69

Trade & Industry

32/78

World Languages

32/78

Washburn Institute of Technology

33

Career Pathway Opportunities in Topeka Public Schools

Agriculture Food & Natural Resources

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

11

Animal Science

12

Architecture & Construction

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

11

Building & Construction Trades Technology

Carpentry &

Engineering Draft and Design

12

Building & Construction Trades Technology

Arts, Audio Video Technology & Communications

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Business Essentials
  • Design
  • Integrated Computer Applications

10

  • 21st Cent. Journalism
  • Digital Media Technology
  • TV Video
  • Digital Photography
  • Graphic Design 1 & 2
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Sports & Ent Marketing
  • Principles of Illustration
  • Digital Photography 1 & 2

11

Web & Digital Communications

Graphics Technology

12

Business, Management & Administration

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

9

  • Business Essentials

10

  • Business Communications
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Principles of Marketing

11

  • Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • Workplace Experience

12

Education & Training

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Career and Life Planning
  • Human Growth and Development

10

11

Teaching as a Profession

12

Early Childhood Education

Engineering

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

10

  • Chemistry

11

Engineering and Applied Math (Robotics)

*Partnership with WSU Tech

Engineering Draft and Design

12

Finance

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

9

  • Business Essentials

10

  • Accounting

11

  • Banking and Finance
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Workplace Experience

12

Health & Bio Sciences

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Biology
  • Integrated Computer Applications

10

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition and Wellness

11

Medical Professions & Sports Medicine

*Includes CNA & Phlebotomy

Foundations of Healthcare Pathways, Emergency Medical Services, Certified Medication Aide, & Home Health Aide

12

Hospitality & Tourism

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Business Essentials
  • Career and Life Planning
  • Culinary Essentials

10

  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Culinary Arts I

11

Baking and Pastry

Culinary Arts

12

Human Services

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Career and Life Planning
  • Human Growth and Development

10

11

Early Childhood Education

12

Information Technology

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Integrated Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Computer Coding

10

  • Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles

11

  • CyberSecurity

Web & Digital Communications

Information Systems Technology,

Graphics Technology,

Engineering, Drafting & Design

12

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

11

Law & Public Safety

12

Marketing

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Business Essentials

10

  • Principles of Marketing

11

  • Marketing Applications

Graphics Technology

12

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Introductory Courses

Technical Knowledge & Skills

Application

Other Opportunities

9

  • Business Essentials
  • Intro to Industrial Technology

10

  • General Service I

11

  • General Service II & III

Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Service Technician & Diesel Technology

12

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)

The Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) is an innovative high school program created in partnership with business and industry concentrating on four strands:  Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing; Bioscience & Biomedical; Business, and Human Services. The Center is all about students solving real problems with real tools used by real professional(s), being mentored by real employers, and leading to real contributions in the professional area.

Students enrolled in the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers Program fast forward into their future as if they already have a college degree and they are fully immersed in a professional culture. Students use industry-standard tools, which lead to substantial advanced contributions during the formative high school years. Students learn from global and local leaders, such as Westar Energy, Valeo Behavioral Health, Stormont Vail, and Meals on Wheels, who have chosen to partner with the district and share the program’s commitment to educating the future leaders of America. The Center is an example of how business, community, and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the needed workforce of tomorrow, especially in high-skill, high-demand jobs. Early career professional skills like project management, business ethics, time management, teamwork, creativity and instruction, role modeling, and measurement.

TCALC is not a Vocational Program.

The Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers provides students the opportunity to deeply explore professions of high interest through a profession-based, inquiry-based learning method. Local and global business partners participate with highly skilled instructors to provide authentic exposure and skill acquisition in high-demand/high-skill 21st-century professions.

 

Requirements for Enrollment

  1. Attained junior or senior status and on track towards graduation
  2. Desire to work in a profession-based real-world environment with other TPS high school students
  3. Be willing to comply with business ethics (e.g., attendance) and dress codes as determined by the type of TCALC study they are involved in
  4. Be willing to spend 2.5 hours a day (morning or afternoon) away from their home high school, 7:55 AM to 10:25 AM or 12:30 PM to 3 PM.
  5. Be able to coordinate transportation either through the district or personally to TCALC sites and business partnership sites.

 

Types of Strands and Courses Offered

TCALC is driven by the changing workforce needs of the industry; therefore, instructors and TCALC Business Partners co-author all coursework. TCALC curriculum is dynamic, constantly evolving to follow industry trends and market changes using a copyrighted rapid prototyping curriculum development process. TCALC Pathways include:

Transportation to TCALC Facility

Transportation may be provided in the morning and afternoon for students enrolled in the TCALC Program, Monday through Friday, from their home high school to TCALC. A bus will pick up and return students from the program and be able to attend the last or first 3 hours at their home high school. Students are required to provide transportation to and from internships, business projects, or observations.

Washburn Institute of Technology

Topeka Public Schools pays tuition at Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) for current high school juniors and seniors in the district. Topeka Public School students attend Washburn Tech on a part-time basis, approximately a half-day schedule. Bus transportation is provided. Based on enrollment requirements for the program of interest, seniors may only attend the full second semester. Students who successfully complete a half-day schedule (a.m. or p.m.) of courses at Washburn Tech during a semester earn 2.0 credits at their home high school.

Enrollment Procedure

Enrollment is open to qualified students currently enrolled in high school. High school students who wish to enroll in a technical program at Washburn Institute of Technology must follow the following procedures.

  1. Take the Admissions Test (free while in high school) at Washburn Institute of Technology or their home high school (when available).
  2. Complete an online application
  3. Discuss scores and programs of interest with an Admissions Counselor.
  4. Submit an in-progress official high school transcript.
  5. Enroll during designated enrollment periods. A $20.00 enrollment fee is required at registration to reserve placement in the desired program. Program registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many programs have limited enrollment capacity and/or are competitive programs. Admissions Counselors can provide program-specific information.

TPS Washburn Tech to High School Conversion

Credits are awarded after the successful completion of the spring semester each year.  

Program

Math

Science

ELA Elective

Advanced Systems Technology

.5 /Y2

.5 /Y2

.5/Y1

Auto Collision

.5/Y2

Automotive Science Technology

.5/Y2

Building Technology

.5/Y1

Business, Bookkeeping & Accounting

.5/Y2

.5/Y1

Cabinet / Millwork

.5/Y2

Climate & Energy Control Technology

.5/Y2

.5/Y1

.5/Y2

Cosmetology

.5/Y1

Culinary Arts

.5/Y1

.5/Y2

Diesel Locomotive Technology

.5/

Diesel Tech

.5/Y1

.5/Y2

Electrical Technology

.5/Y2

.5/Y1

.5/Y2

Emergency Communications

.5/Y1

Emergency Medical Technician

.5/Y2

Graphics Technology

.5/Y2

Information Systems Technology

.5/Y1

.5/Y2

Legal Office Professionals

.5/Y1

Machine / Tool Technology

.5/Y2

Medical Office Specialist

.5/Y2

.5/Y1

Phlebotomy

.5/Y1

.5/Y1

Welding

.5/Y2

TPS Graduation Requirements

Subject Area

TPS Graduation Requirements

Classes of 2025, 2026, 2027

TPS Graduation Requirements

Classes of 2028 and Beyond

Kansas Scholars Curriculum &

Recommended College bound Curriculum

Language Arts

4 Credits

1.0 English 9 or Honors English 9

1.0 English 10 or Honors English 10

1.0 English 11 or AP Lang & Comp

0.5 Language Arts Elective

0.5 Speech or College Speech or Debate or Forensics or Beginning Acting or 21st Century Global Communications

4 Credits

1.0 English 9 or Honors English 9

1.0 English 10 or Honors English 10

1.0 English 11 or AP Lang & Comp

0.5 Language Arts Elective

0.5 Speech or College Speech or Debate or Forensics or Beginning Acting or 21st Century Global Communications

4 Credits

1.0 credit each year

      (0.5 credit may be Speech)

Mathematics

3 Credits

3.0 credits

3 Credits

3.0 credits

4 Credits

1.0 Algebra 1 (may be taken in 8th grade)

1.0 Geometry

1.0 Algebra 2

1.0 credit beyond Algebra 2

Science

3 Credits

1.0 Biology or Honors Biology

3 Credits

1.0 Biology or Honors Biology

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry

1.0 Physics

Social Studies

3 Credits

1.0 World History or Honors World History

1.0 US History or AP US History 1 & 2 or College History

0.5 Social Studies Elective

0.5 US Government or AP Government

3 Credits

1.0 World History or Honors World History

1.0 US History or AP US History 1 & 2 or College History

0.5 Social Studies Elective

0.5 US Government or AP Government

3 Credits

1.0 World History or Honors World History

1.0 US History or AP US History 1 & 2 or College History  

0.5 Social Studies Elective

0.5 US Government AP or  AP US Government

World Language

2 Credits

(Same Language)

Physical Ed

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

Fine Arts

1 Credit

1 Credit

1 Credit

Consumer Ed

0.5 Credit

0.5 Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics
     
or Entrepreneurship

0.5 Credit

0.5 Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics
     
or Entrepreneurship

0.5 Credit

0.5 Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics
     
or Entrepreneurship

STEM

1 Credit 

Computer Science, Advanced Math, Advanced Science, Robotics, Advanced CTE, Advanced Technology

Electives

8.5 Credits

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

7.5 Credits

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

8.5 Credits

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

Additional Requirements

Two Post Secondary Assets (see below)

*See Qualified Admissions below for more information

*Students who have been in state custody (JJA and DCF) as well as students who have endured hardship during their high school career may qualify for a 21 credit graduation plan.Students who may qualify should contact their principal and/or counselor.

Post Secondary Assets  (Class of 2028+)

Kansas Qualified Admissions

The six state universities in Kansas--Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, The University of Kansas, and Wichita State University--use the standards below, set by the Kansas Board of Regents, to review applicants for undergraduate admission.

ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL

Freshman applicants, under the age of 21, who graduate from an accredited high school, will be guaranteed admission to six state universities by meeting the Qualified Admissions requirements designated by each university, as follows:

ESU, PSU, FHSU, & WSU:

K-State:

KU:

OR Cumulative GPA 2.0+ and ACT 21+ (SAT 1060)*

ALL Institutions Require:

*If you do not meet the qualified admission requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually. Contact the university admissions office for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

Students must be enrolled in a full schedule each year. Seniors may seek approval for a condensed schedule for the second semester.

Grade Level Classifications

Topeka Public Schools grade advancement policy is based upon the current requirement that a student earn 24 credits in order to graduate. A credit is earned for each subject carried successfully for a school year or the equivalent. The policy follows:

Classification

Credits Required

Graduate

24 or more

Senior

17

Junior

12

Sophomore

6

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

Sometimes, a second-year student will not have attained sophomore status but is eligible for sophomore-level courses. Hence, courses are designated by year or level rather than class status to avoid confusion about eligibility. Likewise, a third-year student without enough credit to be considered a junior or a fourth-year student without enough credit to be considered a senior may enroll in junior- or senior-level courses, respectively.

Kansas State High School Activities Association Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) events, a student must be currently passing five classes and have passed five classes the preceding semester. KSHSAA activities include sports, cheerleading, debate, music, and dance teams.

Post-Secondary Courses and Eligibility

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

Examples:

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility

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

In general, to be certified, a student must:

DIVISION I  16 Core-Course Rule

DIVISION II  16 Core-Course Rule

4

Years of English

3

Years of English

3

Years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)

2

Years of Mathematics (Algebra I or higher)

2

Years of Natural/Physical Science
(1 year of Lab, if offered by high school)

2

Years of Natural/Physical Science 
(1 year of Lab, if offered by high school)

1

Year of additional English, Math or Natural/Physical Science

3

Years of additional English, Math or Natural/Physical Science

2

Years of Social Science

2

Years of Social Science

4

Years of additional courses (approved Electives)

4

Years of additional courses (approved Electives)

The following links are helpful resources from the NCAA:

Finals Opt-Out Criteria

All classes except dual credit courses that require a final from Washburn University will allow students to opt out of their final.Students must  have an A or B final grade and an overall attendance rate of 90%+ for the semester.

Honors, Pre-AP & AP Classes

Topeka Public Schools promotes an Advanced Placement (AP) program of studies that encourages equitable access for all students, reflecting the diversity of our district. AP students will engage in academically rigorous coursework that challenges their thinking and prepares them for success in a wide variety of postsecondary experiences.

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

The AP curriculum prepares students to take the AP examination (for a fee) for college credit. Students whose test scores are considered acceptable on the AP exam usually receive college credit and/or advanced placement in the course for which they tested. It is possible to take an AP exam without having enrolled in an AP course.

Honors and Pre-AP levels of required courses demand additional reading and writing from students, strong critical thinking and analysis skills, and real proficiency in the subject.

For more information on the rewards of AP Courses, see College Board.

Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (CEP) with Washburn University

TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGULATION 6150-4

  1. Students wishing to take a college course shall make this request to the building principal the semester prior to enrollment in the course.
  2. Students may enroll in a college course if that course is not offered at their attendance center or if the building principal grants an exception.
  3. Dual credit may be approved by the building principal for college courses taken at an accredited institution. Credit shall be shown on the high school transcript as credit or no credit. This credit/no credit is to be in accordance with all provisions in Administrative Regulation No. 6150-1. College courses shall not be used in the calculation of the student's high school grade point average.
  4. One-half (0.5) high school credit may be awarded for successful completion of at least a three-hour credit college course. No more than one-half (0.5) high school credit will be awarded per semester for college-level courses.
  5. The building principal will have the responsibility of approving.

Topeka Public Schools and Washburn University (WU):

The goal of concurrent enrollment is to enhance the transition from high school to college by providing eligible students the option of earning WU academic credit at a reduced tuition rate for the successful completion of a select group of courses. The dual credit courses are limited to juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA. Additionally, students enrolling in College Algebra must score 22 on the ACT Math Exam or the equivalent score on the COMPASS Math Test. Courses offered for concurrent credit are depending on teacher credentials, so each school offers different courses. Find current information for your school on Washburn’s CEP website.

 

Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (CEP) Courses.

These courses are taught at the participating high schools during the regular school day and have the same requirements as those taught on the Washburn University campus. The courses vary by high school. A CEP program orientation and registration session is held at each high school in the fall and spring. Students should contact their School Counselor for specific times, dates, and course information.

Concurrent Enrollment Partnership National Equity Lab Courses  

These courses are offered through the National Equity Council at tier-one universities, including but not limited to Stanford University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Wesleyan University. These courses will be offered for weighted high school credit. Each course will be given a course number as these courses vary from semester to semester. These courses are limited to juniors and seniors.

*TPS also offers college credit opportunities through Allen County Community College, and most recently in partnership with Wichita State University Tech.

Credit/No Credit Options for High School Students

TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGULATION 6150-1

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

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

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

Weighted Courses and Grade Point Average

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

Traditional GPA

Weighted GPA

A

B

C

D

F

= 4 points

= 3 points

= 2 points

= 1 point  

= 0 points

A

B

C

D

F

= 5 points

= 4 points

= 3 points

= 2 points

= 0 points

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

Fine Arts

4055

AP Art History

3665A

Honors Humanities 1

4402

AP Music Theory

3665B

Honors Humanities 2

4155

AP Studio Art

Language Arts

3742

Forensics 4

3745

Debate 4

3545

AP English Language & Composition

3441

Honors  English 9

3535

AP English Literature & Composition

3443

Honors  English 10

Mathematics

5185

AP Calculus AB        

5124

Honors Algebra 2

5186

AP Calculus BC        

5154

Honors Geometry

5212

AP Statistics

5180

Pre-Calculus

Science

5645

AP Biology

5695

AP Physics 1

5691

AP Physics C

5689

AP Physics 2

5685

AP Chemistry

5644

Honors Biology

5660

AP Environmental Science

5679

Honors Chemistry

Social Studies

6145

AP European History

6134

Honors US Government

6279

AP Psychology

6104

Honors World History

6129

AP US Comparative Gov’t & Politics

6137

AP US History 1

6128

AP US Government & Politics

6138

AP US History 2

World Language

3844

French 4

3894

Spanish 4

3847

French 5

3897

Spanish 5

3846

Advanced French

3896

Advanced Spanish

3854

German 4

3895

AP Spanish Language

3857

German 5

3900

Honors Heritage Spanish

3856

Advanced German

3839

Mandarin Chinese 4

All Dual Language Courses

Varies

All Dual Language Courses

National Equity Lab Courses

1395

Independent Study - Equity Lab (Courses vary by semester)

Independent Study

Independent Study is open to those who wish to study subject matter of particular interest that is not offered in the regular curriculum. Refer to courses 1390 and 1395 in this document. Students with a Gifted Individualized Education Plan (IEP) refer to course 8590. Students with an IEP other than Gifted, refer to course 8490.

The deadline for the completed application is Nov. 15 for second-semester courses and April 15 for first-semester courses. Applications are available and should be submitted to your school counseling office.

Religion Program Credit

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

Home-Schooled Students

Topeka Public Schools reserves the right to request any type of validation necessary to help us determine the appropriate course and grade placement. Examples could be homework, tests, textbooks used, themes, projects, and any other materials showing the home-schooled students' progress. Classes approved for credit within the Topeka Public Schools policy guidelines will be entered on the transcript as a “CR” for credit or “NC” for no credit. Every effort will be made to enroll homeschooled students in an appropriate course of study. Contact counselors for additional guidelines.

Special Programs

AVID logo.gifAdvancement Via Individual Determination - HPHS & THS

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

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

English Learners (EL/ESOL)- HPHS, THS, & TWHS

The EL programs support students in speaking, reading, and writing English in all school subjects.

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

Topeka High School International Studies Program

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

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

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

To receive the designation with a focus on International Studies, a student must complete a minimum of the following:

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

To receive the designation with an emphasis in International Studies a student must complete a minimum of the following:

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

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

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

Topeka High School International Studies Curriculum Options

World Language Electives

International Studies Electives

Each Course is 1.0 Unit

Each Course is .5 Unit

3836 Mandarin Chinese 1

6090 World Geography

3837 Mandarin Chinese 2

6020 African Geography

3838 Mandarin Chinese 3

6010 International Relations

3839 Mandarin Chinese 4

2106 International Business

3841 French 1

3680 Mythology

3842 French 2

3691 World Literature 1

3843 French 3

3692 World Literature 2

3844 French 4

3744 Advanced Debate

3846 Advanced French

3745 Debate 4

3851 German 1

5710 Ecology

3852 German 2

6129 AP Comparative Gov’t & Politics

3853 German 3

6210 Ethnic Studies

3854 German 4

6217 Hispanic Studies

3856 Advanced German

1467 International Studies Senior Capstone Project

3891 Spanish 1

3616 Hispanic Literature

3892 Spanish 2

Each Course is 1.0 Unit

3893 Spanish 3

1314 MCJROTC Leadership Education IV

3894 Spanish 4

3545 AP English Language & Composition

3895 AP Spanish Language

3535 AP English Literature & Composition

3900 Honors Heritage Spanish

4055 AP Art History

3940 Español Para Hispanohablantes 1

5660 AP Environmental Science

3941 Español Para Hispanohablantes 2

6145 AP European History

Topeka High School Dual Language Program

Topeka Public Schools’ dual language program has been nationally recognized by winning the Magna award for the only K-12 Dual Language Program in the State of Kansas.

The goals of the dual language program at THS:

All dual language students will enroll in the required coursework. All dual language classes are weighted. Students will take the STAMP Bi-Literacy Exam at the end of the sophomore year. In order to graduate with the Seal of Biliteracy, students must pass the exam by the end of their senior year.

You qualify for the dual language program if you have been in the program during elementary and middle school. If you’d like to join the Topeka High program, you must take a Spanish fluency test to qualify.

The dual language program requires a commitment to complete the requirements throughout grades 9-12. If a student chooses to exit the program, they will return to their home school if they are at THS on a transfer.

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

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

Junior ROTC - HPHS, THS, and TWHS

Benefits of JROTC Program

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

 Highland Park High School  Air Force JROTC Mission:

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

 Topeka West High School  Army JROTC Program Outcomes:

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

 Topeka High School  Marine Corps JROTC Values:

http://www.mcjrotc.org

Topeka West’s Leadership Program

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

Topeka West and Washburn University’s Leadership Institute have partnered to provide Topeka West Students with a unique opportunity. Topeka West Students may take Leadership Studies 3 as a dual credit option through Washburn University for a reduced fee. Students who elect to take the course for dual credit will have met the requirements for the entry-level course in Washburn’s Leadership Studies Certificate or Leadership Minor.

For more information, see: Leadership Studies Academic Programming

Leadership Studies Graduation Distinction Requirements:

Students at Topeka West can earn a distinction on their diploma denoting their completion of Leadership Studies Programming.

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

  1. Leadership Studies I
  2. Leadership Studies II  (Leadership Studies I and II cannot be taken concurrently)
  1. Applications due October 15th and March 15th
  1. 25 Hours of Community Service Junior Year
  2. 25 Hours of Community Service Senior Year
  3. Leadership Studies students interested in receiving distinction must declare an academic focus area of leadership. To complete your focus area requirements, you must complete 4.0 credits in your focus area and maintain a B average in those focus area courses. Classes in your focus area must include TPS requirements and electives that would fulfill 4.0 total credits.

*Distinction will be available starting with the class of 2017.

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

The table below denotes a sample focus area curriculum:

Social Studies Focus Area

Credits

Requirements:

1) World History or Honors World History

2) U.S. History or AP U.S. History

3) U.S. Government or AP U.S. Gov’t & Politics

 

1.0

1.0

0.5

Electives: (You must take two)

1) Current Social Issues

2) Economics

3) Ethnic Studies

4) Psychology

5) Issues In Psychology

6) Sociology

7) AP European History*

 

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1.0

Course Lists By Department

NCAA = National Collegiate Athletics Association approved

REPT = Course may be taken more than once

CEP = Course may be offered for Concurrent Credit – check with school

 

Business Education

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

2039

Business Essentials

9,10,11,12

.5

2049

Integrated Computer Applications

8,9,10,11,12

.5

2081

Accounting

10,11,12

1.0

2082

Advanced Accounting

11,12

1.0

2090

Banking & Finance

X

11,12

.5

2092

Investing

X

11,12

.5

2101

Business Communications

10,11,12

.5

2105

Business Law

11,12

.5

2106

International Business

10,11,12

.5

2115

Entrepreneurship

10,11,12

.5

2117

Advanced Entrepreneurship

10,11,12

.5

2169

Marketing Applications

11,12

1.0

2172

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

10,11,12

.5

2181

Principles of Marketing

10,11,12

1.0

5854

Dual Language Computer Science (Math or Science Credit)

X

9,10,11,12

.5 or 1.0

5859

Computer Science Essentials (Math or Science Credit)

X

9,10,11,12

.5 or 1.0

5860

Intro to Computer Coding (Math or Science Credit)

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

5862

AP Computer Science Principles (Math or Science Credit)

11,12

1.0

5865

Cyber Security (Math or Science Credit)

10, 11, 12

1.0

English Learners

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

3790

ESOL Foundations

9,10,11,12

1.0

3791

ESOL 1

9,10,11,12

1.0

3792

ESOL 2

9,10,11,12

1.0

3793

ESOL 3

9,10,11,12

1.0

3794

ESOL 4

9,10,11,12

1.0

3795

Advanced  ESOL

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

Family and Consumer Science

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

2257

Nutrition & Wellness

10,11,12

.5

2264

Culinary Essentials

9,10,11,12

.5

2265

Culinary Arts I

10,11,12

1.0

5839

Culinary Arts II

10,11,12

.5

2266

Culinary Workplace Experience

11,12

1.0

2279

Dual Language Consumer & Personal Finance

9,10,11,12

.5

2280

Human Growth & Development

9,10,11,12

.5

2281

Parenting

10,11,12

.5

2284

Consumer & Personal Finance

9,10,11,12

.5

2288

Child Development

9,10,11,12

.5

2311

Balancing Family & Career

10,11,12

.5

2321

Career & Life Planning

8,9,10,11,12

.5

2345

Leadership Service in Action

11,12

.5

Fine Arts

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

3755

Technical Theater

9,10,11,12

.5

3757

Technical Theater Design and Construction

9,10,11,12

.5

3759

Advanced Technical Theater

X

10,11,12

.5

1466

Media Technology Workplace Experience

11,12

1.0

3737

Forensics 1*

9,10,11,12

.5

3738

Forensics 2*

10,11,12

.5

3739

Forensics 3*

11,12

.5

3742

Forensics 4*

X

12

.5

3746

Debate 1*

X

9,10,11,12

.5

3747

Debate 2*

X

10,11,12

.5

3748

Debate 3*

X

11,12

.5

3745

Debate 4*

X

X

12

.5

3764

Beginning Acting*

9,10,11,12

.5

3765

Advanced Acting*

X

10,11,12

.5

3750

Introduction to Theater

9,10,11,12

.5

3763

Diversity Theater

9,10,11,12

.5

3754

Advanced Theater Ensemble

X

10,11,12

1.0

3770

Players*

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4050

Art History

11,12

.5

4055

AP Placement Art History

11,12

1.0

4060

Survey Fine Arts

9,10,11,12

.5

4070

Design

8,9,10,11,12

.5

4077

Graphic Design 1

9,10,11,12

.5

4082

Graphic Design 2

X

11,12

1.0

4080

Ceramics 1

9,10,11,12

.5

4081

Ceramics 2

X

10,11,12

.5

4092

3D Computer Graphics

X

10,11,12

1.0

4102

Principles of Illustration I (Drawing I)

9,10,11,12

.5

4103

Principles of Illustration II (Drawing II)

X

10,11,12

.5

4110

Jewelry 1

9,10,11,12

.5

4111

Jewelry 2

X

10,11,12

.5

4120

Painting 1

10,11,12

.5

4123

Painting 2

X

10,11,12

.5

4130

Printmaking

11,12

.5

4137

Digital Photography 1

10,11,12

.5

4138

Digital Photography 2

X

10,11,12

.5

4140

Sculpture 1

9,10,11,12

.5

4141

Sculpture 2

10,11,12

.5

4150

Studio Art

X

11,12

.5

4151

Independent Studio

12

.5

4155

AP Placement Studio Art

X

12

.5

4343

Freshman Band

9

1.0

4344

Varsity Band

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4350

Jazz Band

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4394

Advanced Jazz Band

X

10,11,12

1.0

4365

Instrumental Ensemble

X

9,10,11,12

.5

4349

Modern Music Ensemble

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4374

Introduction to Orchestra

9

1.0

4375

Orchestra

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4376

Premier Orchestra

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4390

Mixed Choir

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4383

Concert Choir

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4389

Tenor Bass Choir

X

9,10,11,12

.5

4392

Beginning Treble Choir

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4394

Advanced Treble Choir

X

10,11,12

1.0

4395

Madrigals

X

10,11,12

1.0

4397

Scot Singers

X

10,11,12

1.0

4399

West Singers

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

4401

Music Theory

10,11,12

1.0

4402

AP Placement Music Theory

11,12

1.0

4404

Enjoyment of Music

X

10,11,12

.5

* = Course receives Speech Arts credit

Language Arts

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3415

Advanced Grammar

11,12

.5

3450

English 9

X

9

1.0

3441

Honors English 9

X

9

1.0

3445

English 10

X

10

1.0

3443

Honors English 10

X

10

1.0

3521

English 11

X

11

1.0

3545

AP English Language & Composition

X

11,12

1.0

3535

AP English Literature & Composition

X

X

12

1.0

3910

DL Language Arts 9

X

9

1.0

3911

DL Language Arts 10

X

10

1.0

3912

DL Language Arts 11

X

11

1.0

JOURNALISM

3714

21st Century Journalism

9,10,11,12

.5

3715

Digital Media Technology

9,10,11,12

.5

3716

A/V Production Fundamentals

X

10,11,12

.5

3723N

Advanced Publications (Newspaper)

X

10,11,12

1.0

3723Y

Advanced Publications (Yearbook)

X

10,11,12

1.0

LITERATURE

3474

Graphic Novel

11,12

.5

3615

African-American Literature

X

11,12

.5

3616

Hispanic Literature

X

11,12

.5

3630

Sports Literature

X

10,11,12

.5

3645

Young Adult Literature

9,10,11,12

.5

3655

Film  as Literature

11,12

.5

3661

The Great Plays

10,11,12

.5

3680

Mythology

X

11,12

.5

3691

World Literature 1

X

X

11,12

.5

3692

World Literature 2

X

11,12

.5

READING

3119

Literacy Workshop 10-12

X

10,11,12

.5 or 1.0

3120

Literacy Workshop 9

9

.5 or 1.0

SPEECH

3730

Speech

X

11,12

.5

3734

College Public Speaking

X

X

11,12

.5

WRITING

3433

Senior Composition

X

X

12

.5

3471

Creative Writing 1

X

9,10,11,12

.5

3472

Creative Writing 2

X

11,12

.5

3476

Creative Writing for Publication

X

X

11,12

.5

Language Arts Electives are offered on a rotating schedule

Odd Years (ex. 24-25)

Even Years (ex. 25-26)

Creative Writing 1

Creative Writing 2/For Publication

Creative Writing 1

Creative Writing 2/For Publication

Young Adult Lit.

Film as Lit.

Young Adult Lit.

Film as Lit.

Senior Comp.

Technical Writing

Senior Comp.

Technical Writing

Sports Literature

Mythology

Graphic Novels

The Great Plays

World Literature 1

African American Lit.

World Literature 2

Hispanic Lit.

Mathematics

*Computer science courses (5859, 5860, 5862, 5865) can count as a math credit

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

5014

Algebra Lab

9,10

1.0

5110

Algebra 1

X

8,9,10,11,12

1.0

5124

Honors Algebra 2

X

10,11,12

1.0

5125

Geometry

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

5106

Extending Algebra & Geometry

11,12

1.0

5109

Dual Language Algebra 1

X

8,9,10,11,12

1.0

5126

Dual Language Geometry

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

5130

Algebra 2

X

10,11,12

1.0

5134

Dual Language Algebra 2

X

10,11,12

1.0

5154

Honors Geometry

X

9,10

1.0

5180

Pre-Calculus

X

11,12

1.0

5185

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

X

11,12

1.0

5186

Advanced Placement Calculus BC

X

12

1.0

5211

College Statistics

X

X

10,11,12

0.5

5210

Probability & Statistics

X

X

11,12

1.0

5212

Advanced Placement Statistics

X

X

10,11,12

1.0

5220

College Algebra

X

X

11,12

.5

5222

Intro to College Algebra

11.12

.5

Miscellaneous

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

1320

Classroom Assistant

X

11,12

.5

1335

Math Aide Program

X

11,12

.5

1339

Technology Services Aide

X

9,10,11,12

.5

1340

ACT Preparation

X

11,12

.5

1355

Media Tech Support

X

10,11,12

.5

1360

Office Assistant

X

10,11,12

.5

1375

AVID 9

9

1.0

1376

AVID 10

10

1.0

1377

AVID 11

11

1.0

1378

AVID 12

12

1.0

1385

Mentor Leadership

X

11,12

.5

1389

Peer Tutor Program

X

11,12

.5

1390

Independent Study*

X

12

.5

1395

Independent Study - Equity Lab*

X

12

.5

1399

AP  Seminar

11,12

1.0

1415

Academic Support

X

9,10,11,12

NC

1418

Internship

X

11,12

1.0

1440

Video Production

X

11,12

1.0

1443

TV/Video Production

X

10,11,12

1.0

1450

Work for Credit

X

11,12

.5

1466

Media Technology Workplace Experience

X

11,12

1.0

1467

International Studies Capstone Project

12

.5

1470

Leadership Studies 1

9,10,11,12

.5

1471

Leadership Studies 2

X

11,12

.5

1472

Leadership Studies 3

X

11,12

.5

1542

HS Successmaker Reading

9,10,11,12

1.0

1909

Freshman Seminar Time

9

.25

1910

Sophomore Seminar Time

10

.25

1911

Junior Seminar Time

11

.25

1912

Senior Seminar Time

12

.25

8590

Independent Study - Gifted*

X

9,10,11,12

.5

9215

JAG Fr.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

9

1.0

9220

JAG So.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

10

1.0

9200

JAG Jr.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

11

1.0

9210

JAG Sr.-Jobs for America’s Graduates

12

1.0

*Must request in Fall by November 15 or in Spring by April 15

Physical Education

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

6410

Adaptive PE

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

6434

Advanced Physical Education 1

X

10,11,12

.5

6436

Advanced Physical Education 2

X

10,11,12

.5

6437

Physical Education Senior Leader

12

.5

6443

Aerobic Conditioning

X

10,11,12

.5

6447

Strength Conditioning

X

10,11,12

.5

6448

Toning, Fitness & Conditioning

X

10,11,12

.5

6450

Introduction to Weight Training

9,10,11,12

.5

6452

Advanced Weight Training

X

10,11,12

.5

6463

Precision Dance

X

10,11,12

1.0

6510

Physical Dimensions of Health

9,10,11,12

1.0

Resource/Intensive Instruction
Enrollment in these courses requires counselor consent

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

8363

Language Arts 1

9

1.0

8364

Language Arts 2

10

1.0

8365

Language Arts 3

11

1.0

8422

Fundamentals of Environmental Science

9,10,11,12

.5

8423

Fundamentals of Zoology

9,10,11,12

.5

8427

Fundamentals of US History 1

11,12

.5

8439

Simple Meals

9,10,11,12

.5

8442

Work Study

9,10,11,12

.5

8443

Leisure Time

9,10,11,12

.5

8450

Consumer Economics

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8455

Home Living Skills

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8459

Functional Communications

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8460

Functional Reading

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8461

Reading for Enjoyment

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8462

Practical Writing

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8466

Music Education

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8468

Arts/Crafts for Life

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8469

Fundamentals of Biology

 

 

 

9

1.0

8470

Functional Math

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8471

Fundamentals of Ecology

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8473

Fundamentals of Botany

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8474

Recreations/Leisure Life Skills

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8476

Practical Math for Life

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8479

Personal Health

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8482

Fundamentals of US History 2

 

 

 

11

1.0

8483

Fundamentals of Government

 

 

 

12

.5

8487

Fundamentals of World History

 

 

 

9

1.0

8492

Personal Grooming

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8495

Prevocational Skills

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8496

Vocational Training

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8502

Daily Living Skills

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8503

Art for Living 1

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8504

Art for Living 2

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8512

Practical Foods

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8518

Life Skills Math

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8520

Individual Sports

 

 

 

9,10

1.0

8522

Survey of Music 1

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8537

Survey of Technology

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8701

Pre-Algebra

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8703

Reading Improvement B1

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8704

Reading Improvement C

 

 

 

9,10,11

1.0

8705

Reading Improvement A

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8706

Reading Improvement B2

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8710

Vocational Information

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8711

Occupational Exploration Program

 

 

 

11,12

.5

8715

Mathematical Concepts & Applications 1

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8717

Mathematical Concepts & Applications 2  

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8718

World History

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8719

Mathematical Concepts & Applications 3

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8721

US History 1

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8722

Government

 

 

 

12

.5

8723

US History 2

 

 

 

11,12

.5

8724

Independent Skills

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8726

Study Skills

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8728

Work Study

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8730

Personal Development

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8734

Biology

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8735

Earth Science

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8736

Current Events

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8737

Biology 2

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8738

Personal Finance

 

 

 

10,11,12

.5

8739

Physical Science

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8741

Language Arts 9

 

 

 

9

1.0

8740

Communications

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

.5

8743

Language Arts 10

 

 

 

10

1.0

8744

Algebra

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8745

Language Arts 11

 

 

 

11

1.0

8750

Geometry

 

 

 

10,11,12

1.0

8755

Algebra Part 1

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

8756

Algebra Part 2

 

 

 

9,10,11,12

1.0

JROTC

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

1301

Aerospace Science 1

9,10,11,12

1.0

1302

Aerospace Science 2

10,11,12

1.0

1303

Aerospace Science 3

11,12

1.0

1304

Aerospace Science 4

12

1.0

1305

Aerospace Science Command & Control

X

11,12

1.0

1306

Aerospace Drill & Ceremonies

X

10,11,12

.5

1311

MCJROTC Leadership Education 1

9,10,11,12

1.0

1312

MCJROTC Leadership Education 2

10,11,12

1.0

1313

MCJROTC Leadership Education 3

11,12

1.0

1314

MCJROTC Leadership Education 4

12

1.0

1315

MCJROTC Drill and Ceremonies

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

1317

MCJROTC Advanced Drill & Ceremonies

X

10,11,12

1.0

1321

Leadership Education Training 1 (AJROTC)

9,10,11,12

1.0

1322

Leadership Education Training 2 (AJROTC)

10,11,12

1.0

1323

Leadership Education Training 3 (AJROTC)

11,12

1.0

1324

Leadership Education Training 4 (AJROTC)

12

1.0

Science

*Computer science courses (5859, 5860, 5862, 5865) can count as a science credit

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

5570

Earth Science

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

5571

Space Science

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

5572

Dual Language Earth Science

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

5573

Dual Language Space Science

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

5631

Horticulture 1

11,12

.5

5632

Horticulture 2

11,12

.5

5639

Dual Language Biology

X

8,9,10,11,12

1.0

5640

Biology

X

8,9,10,11,12

1.0

5647

Environmental Science

X

8,9,10,11,12

1.0

5644

Honors Biology

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

5645

AP Biology

X

X

11,12

1.0

5650

Human Anatomy & Physiology

X

10,11,12

1.0

5653

Invertebrate Zoology

X

10,11,12

.5

5654

Vertebrate Zoology

X

10,11,12

.5

5660

AP Environmental Science

X

11,12

1.0

5671

Physical Science: Physical Concepts

X

9,10,11,12

.5

5672

Physical Science: Chemical Concepts

X

10,11,12

.5

5669

Dual Language Physical Science: Chemical Concepts

X

10,11,12

.5

5670

Dual Language Physical Science: Physical Concepts

X

9,10,11,12

.5

5679

Honors Chemistry

X

10,11,12

1.0

5680

Chemistry

X

10,11,12

1.0

5683

Dual Language Chemistry

X

10,11,12

1.0

5685

AP Chemistry

X

11,12

1.0

5690

Physics

X

X

11,12

1.0

5687

Dual Language Physics

X

11,12

1.0

5688

AP Physics 1

X

X

11,12

1.0

5689

AP Physics 2

X

11,12

1.0

5694

Applied Physics

X

11,12

.5

5698

AP Physics C

X

11,12

1.0

5700

Astronomy

X

11,12

.5

5710

Ecology

X

10,11,12

.5

5800

Science Lab Assistant

X

11,12

1.0

Social Studies

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

6010

International Relations

X

11,12

.5

6020

African Geography

X

9.10,11,12

.5

6090

World Geography

X

10,11,12

.5

6100

World History

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

6060

Dual Language World History

9,10,11,12

1.0

6104

Honors World History

X

9

1.0

6108

College History 1

X

X

11,12

.5

6109

College History 2

X

X

11,12

.5

6103

US History

X

11,12

1.0

6062

Dual Language US History

11,12

1.0

6118

Early African-American History

X

10, 11,12

.5

6119

Modern African-American History

X

10, 11,12

.5

6128

AP US Government & Politics

X

12

.5

6129

AP US Comparative Government & Politics

X

11,12

.5

6130

US Government

X

12

.5

6127

Dual Language US Government

12

.5

6137

AP US History 1

X

X

11,12

.5

6138

AP US History 2

X

X

11,12

.5

6145

AP European History

X

10,11,12

1.0

6151

Historical Inquiry

X

10,11,12

.5

6180

Current Social Issues

X

10,11,12

.5

6190

Economics

X

10,11,12

.5

6205

Asian-American Studies

10,1,112

.5

6210

Ethnic Studies

X

10,11,12

.5

6215

US Indigenous People Studies

X

10,11,12

.5

6217

Hispanic Studies

X

10,11,12

.5

6270

Psychology

X

10,11,12

.5

6278

Issues in Psychology

X

11,12

.5

6279

AP Psychology

X

11,12

1.0

6280

Sociology

X

10,11,12

.5

6290

Women’s Studies

X

10,11,12

.5

Social Studies Electives are offered on a rotating schedule

Odd Years (ex. 24-25)

Even Years (ex. 25-26)

Hispanic Studies

Early African-American History

US Indigenous People Studies

Modern African-American History

Sociology

Asian-American Studies

Women's Studies

International Relations

Ethnic Studies

Issues in Psychology

African Geography

TCALC Programs

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

ANIMAL SCIENCE

5300

Introduction to Agriculture

10,11,12

1.0

5301

Animal Science  (Science Credit)

10,11,12

1.0

5302

Small Animal Care

10,11,12

1.0

5303

Advanced Animal Science  (Science Credit)

11,12

1.0

5304

Animal Health/Vet Tech  (Science Credit)

11,12

1.0

5305

Animal Science Internship

11,12

1.0

5306

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

11,12

1.0

5307

Agriculture Leadership & Communications

11,12

1.0

5308

Animal Science Advanced Internship

11,12

1.0

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES TECHNOLOGY

2430

Intro to Industrial Technology

10,11,12

.5

2435

Drafting Arch/Mechanic

10,11,12

.5

2436

Drafting/CAD

10,11,12

1.0

2437

Architectural Design

11,12

.5

2438

Carpentry

10,11,12

1.0

2449

Research & Design for Pre-Construction

11,12

1.0

2481

Woodworking Principles

11,12

1.0

2482

Furniture & Cabinetry Fabrication

11,12

1.0

BAKING & PASTRY ARTS MANAGEMENT

2265

Culinary Arts I

10,11,12

1.0

5839

Culinary Arts II

10,11,12

.5

2266

Culinary Workplace Experience

11,12

1.0

2267

Baking & Pastry I

10,11,12

1.0

2268

Baking & Pastry II

10,11,12

1.0

2343

Community Connections

X

11,12

.5

2344

Career Connections

X

11,12

.5

2346

Food Science

11,12

1.0

5840

Event Planning and Management

10,11,12

.5

EMERGENCY & FIRE MANAGEMENT

2800

Intro to Law & Public Service*

9,10,11,12

.5

2802

Fire Science I

10,11,12

1.0

2803

Fire Science II

10,11,12

1.0

2804

EMT I

11,12

1.0

2805

EMT II

11,12

1.0

2806

Public Safety Physical Education

10,11,12

1.0

7810

Hazardous Materials for the First Responder

9, 10,11,12

1.0

ENGINEERING & APPLIED MATH

5781

Robotics

X

10,11,12

1.0

5783

Particular Topics in Engineering

X

10,11,12

1.0

5785

Engineering Design & Development

X

11,12

1.0

5808

Intro to Engineering Design (Science Credit)

X

10,11,12

1.0

5816

Project Management

11, 12

1.0

7710

Intro to Engineering (Science Credit)

X

10,11,12

1.0

MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

5801

Medical Interventions (Science Credit)

X

11,12

1.0

5810

Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Credit)

X

10,11,12

1.0

5811

Human Body Systems (Science Credit)

X

10,11,12

1.0

5812

Biomedical Innovations (Science Credit)

X

11,12

1.0

5813

Health Care Research

10,11,12

1.0

5830

HealthCare Workplace Experience

10,11,12

1.0

HEALTH SCIENCES

5836

Certified Nursing Assistant

11,12

1.0

5837

Medical Terminology

10,11,12

.5

5838

Phlebotomy Technician

10,11,12

.5

SPORTS MEDICINE

5600

Physical Therapy

10,11,12

1.0

5601

Sports Medicine (Science Credit)

10,11,12

1.0

5602

Sports Medicine II

10,11,12

1.0

5813

Health Care Research

10,11,12

1.0

5835

Health Care Research B

10,11,12

1.0

5830

Introduction to Health Care

10,11,12

.5

7610

Special Health Topics

11,12

1.0

7650

Care of Athletes

11,12

1.0

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

2293

Teaching as a Career

10,11,12

1.0

2299

Teaching Internship

10,11,12

1.0

2300

Teaching Observation

10,11,12

1.0

7505

Educational Leadership & Training

11,12

1.0

WEB & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

2154

Particular Topics in Media Tech

10,11,12

1.0

2156

Interactive Media

10,11,12

1.0

2176

Multimedia

10,11,12

1.0

2177

Web Design

10,11,12

1.0

2183

Web & Digital Communications Project Mgt

11,12

1.0

2182

Programming for the Web, Apps or Games

11,12

1.0

4092

3D Computer Animation

11,12

1.0

5866

Programming & Software Development Project Mgt

11,12

1.0

COMPUTER SCIENCE

5859

Computer Science*

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

5860

Intro to Computer Coding*

X

8,9,10,11,12

.5

DIGITAL MEDIA

7910

Digital Marketing

11,12

1.0

4125

Photo Imaging

10,11,12

.5

4130

Digital Marketing

10,11,12

.5

4133

Digital Media Design and Production

11,12

1.0

4134

Digital Media Project Management

11,12

1.0

LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

2800

Intro to Law & Public Service*

9,10,11,12

.5

2806

Public Safety Physical Education

10,11,12

1.0

2810

Law Enforcement I

10,11,12

1.0

2811

Law Enforcement II

10,11,12

1.0

2812

Forensic Science I

X

10,11,12

1.0

2814

Forensic Science II

X

11,12

1.0

7810

Hazardous Materials for the First Responder

9,10,11,12

.5

7816

Corrections Officer

11,12

1.0

7818

Work Experience in LPSCS

11,12

1.0

7820

Certified Protection Officer

11,12

1.0

MISCELLANEOUS

3727

21st Century Global Communications

11, 12

.5

7502

Workplace Experience

11,12

1.0

7900

Technical Math

11,12

.5

7905

Professional & Leadership Studies

11,12

.5

7950

Technical Writing

11,12

.5

2113

Business Management

10,11,12

.5

* = Offered at each high school

Trade & Industry

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

2476

Intro to Transportation

9,10,11,12

.5

2477

General Services 1 (Auto)

10,11,12

1.0

2478

General Services 2 (Auto)

11,12

1.0

2479

General Services 3 (Auto)

11,12

1.0

World Languages

#

COURSE TITLE

NCAA

REPT

CEP

GRADE

CREDITS

3821

American Sign Language 1

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

3822

American Sign Language 2

X

10,11,12

1.0

3823

American Sign Language 3

10,11,12

1.0

3824

American Sign Language 4

11,12

1.0

3836

Mandarin Chinese 1

X

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

3837

Mandarin Chinese 2

X

X

10,11,12

1.0

3838

Mandarin Chinese 3

X

X

11,12

1.0

3839

Mandarin Chinese 4

X

X

12

1.0

3841

French 1

X

9,10,11,12

1.0

3842

French 2

X