2017-2018

Course Catalog

Legacy Early College High School

900 Woodside Avenue

Greenville, SC  29601

864-248-0646

http://legacyearlycollege.org/

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page(s)

General Information

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

Business and Career Education CTE

Physical Education

Fine Arts

Foreign Language

Special Programs and Electives

Blended/Virtual Learning

Dual Enrollment through Greenville Tech. and North Greenville Univ.

Course Card

Schedule Forms 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades

GENERAL INFORMATION

This guide is published to acquaint students and parents with scheduling requirements, course offerings, and course descriptions at Legacy Early College High School.

The following applies to all students:

  1. Students are encouraged to review this curriculum guide carefully in order to make optimum choices for their course of study in grades 9-12. Teachers and counselors can be of invaluable assistance in directing students toward courses of study that will enable them to address their interests and abilities with regard to post-secondary education and/or career choices. Please review the program of studies with your parents and make thoughtful decisions prior to registering for specific courses each year.
  2. Students earn units of credit upon successful completion of approved school courses.
  3. Students earn credit for each course if a minimum grade of 80 is achieved and the student is in attendance a minimum of 170 days. The exceptions to this are semester courses that will be offered for one half unit credits with required minimum attendance of 85 days.
  4. To qualify for a state high school diploma, a student must earn unit/ credits distributed as follows:

SC DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS: 24 units

English – 4 Units

Math – 4 Units

Science – 3 Units

US History – 1 Unit

Economics – ½ Unit

Government – ½ Unit

Other Social Studies – 1 Unit

Physical Education or ROTC – 1 Unit

Computer Science – 1 Unit

Foreign Language or Occupational Specialty – 1 Unit

Electives – 7 Units

  1. The state of South Carolina offers tuition assistance in the form of scholarships for South Carolina students. In order to receive the aid, the student must graduate from a high school in the state of South Carolina and must attend college or technical school in the state. Three different scholarships are offered. A student will be awarded the highest amount that he/she qualifies for. The criteria are as follows:
  1. Have no felony convictions.
  2. Have no drug or alcohol convictions.
  3. In addition to the regular SC diploma, a student may qualify for the Academic Achievement Honors Award. Of the 24 units earned for the diploma, 18 must be college preparatory units, 4 may be electives, and 2 additional units must be earned in English, science, social studies, or mathematics. College preparatory units are defined as English I or above (4 units), Algebra I and above (4 units), lab sciences (3 units), social studies (3 units) chosen from US history, economics, government, world history, world geography, or western civilization, computer science (1 unit), PE (1 unit), and foreign language (2 units). In addition to these requirements, a student must receive a minimum final grade of “B” in all coursework and achieve a score of 710 on SAT verbal/30 on ACT English OR a score of 690 on SAT Math/33 on ACT math. A student receiving a combined score of 1400 on the SAT or 31 on the ACT automatically qualifies for this award with no other criteria.

Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

NCAA Clearinghouse / NAIA

Student athletes who plan to participate in sports at the college level must meet all eligibility requirements. To learn more visit www.eligibilitycenter.org or www.playnaia.org. NCAA initial eligibility rules are changing for the Class of 2016 and beyond.

IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success

The South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) requires school districts to develop a curriculum organized around the career cluster system—16 career clusters, schools of study, and majors. Under each school of study a student will find related career clusters. The career clusters are then broken down into academic focus areas (majors) that students may choose based on interests and skills.

Personal Pathways to Success is the name given to this reorganization of the curriculum which is designed to help students take control of planning for their futures. Personal Pathways to Success provides the solid mix of academic and technical skills students need to compete in the global economy. It gives students a reason to achieve in school by connecting success in school with success in life. It maintains South Carolina’s core academic requirements while opening up pathways to success for students no matter where they lead — to two-year colleges, four-year colleges or universities, the military, or directly into the workforce. Students, parents, and counselors work together to develop Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) that specify a student’s cluster, academic focus (major), post-secondary goals, planned high school activities, and planned out-of-class activities. The Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) is a document that states the student’s intentions related to courses that are taken during high school.

The IGP is initiated in the 8th grade with the choice of a cluster area. When the IGP is updated in the 10th grade, the student will select an academic focus (major) within their cluster of choice. The courses that are taken are determined by the student’s interests. It can be modified over time as interests and skills develop or change. The IGP is like a road map to the future: if the student stays on course, the student will reach the destination – graduation – with all the courses, skills and experience needed to take his education or career to the next level. Each year the student, parents/guardians, and counselors will review and update the plans for the coming year. Switching clusters or majors is okay - - as the high school years progress and the student learns more about his interests and skills there are bound to be changes in choice of coursework. It is just as important for a student to learn what he doesn’t like as it is for him to learn what he does like. Just remember: This is a road map to the future.

The following link provides more information on Personal Pathways to Success:

http://ed.sc.gov/agency/offices/tech/dts/documents/exec_sum.pdf

The courses listed in the curriculum guide will be offered only if a sufficient number of students register for these courses. New courses may be added provided there is adequate student demand and there are adequate resources available to teach these courses.

The following conversion table will be used to determine GPR and rank in class.

South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions

Numerical Average

Letter Grade

College Prep

Honors

Dual Credit AP/IB

100

A

99

A

98

A

97

A

96

A

95

A

94

A

93

A

92

A

91

A

90

A

89

B

88

B

87

B

86

B

85

B

84

B

83

B

82

B

81

B

80

B

79

C

78

C

77

C

76

C

75

C

74

C

73

C

72

C

71

C

70

C

69

F

68

F

67

F

66

F

65

F

64

F

63

F

62

F

0–61

F

61

FA

61

WF

--

WP

*Credit for a course will be awarded for a grade of 80 or above. A score of 79 or below will result in no credit for that course.

Grade point ratios will be figured uniformly in all schools using the following formula. The formula will yield each student's GPR which can then be ranked from highest to lowest rank in class. Computations will not be rounded to a higher number.  All diploma candidates are included in the ranking.

GPR =

sum([quality points] x [units])

sum of units attempted

College Admission Requirements

Students who plan to attend college should consult catalogs of colleges to assure that they are choosing the right courses. Colleges also look at the GPA and class rank as well as College Entrance Exam scores such as the SAT or ACT for admission.  Public colleges and universities in South Carolina require that applicants for freshmen admission must complete certain high school courses before being admitted. Typically, colleges expect students to take as many academic courses in English, social studies, mathematics, and science as possible. The required courses include the following:
(These requirements apply to students graduating in 2010 or before.)

  1. FOUR UNITS OF ENGLISH: At least two must have strong grammar and composition components, and one must be in English literature and one must be in American literature.
  2. FOUR UNITS OF MATHEMATICS: These include Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. A fourth mathematics course is strongly recommended.
  3. THREE UNITS OF LABORATORY SCIENCE: Two units must be taken in two different fields selected among biology, chemistry, Earth Science or physics. The third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units (biology, chemistry, or physics) or from Earth Science or Forensics for which biology and/or chemistry is a prerequisite. 
  4. ONE UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR ROTC
  5. TWO UNITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE Some colleges may require three units.
  6. THREE UNITS OF SOCIAL STUDIES: One unit of US history is required; a half unit of government and a half unit of economics are required.
  7. FOUR UNITS OF ELECTIVES: Four units of college prep electives must be taken from three different fields selected from among computer science, English, and fine arts, foreign language, laboratory science, mathematics above algebra 2, and social sciences. One unit must be in computer science which includes programming (not just keyboarding) and one unit in fine arts (appreciation of, history or performance).

For more information, visit:
http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingtoCollege/CollPrepPrereq.htm 

End of Course Exams

End of course exams are required for all students taking Algebra I, English I, Biology, and U.S. History.  These exams are the final exam given at the end of the course and make up the final 20% of the student’s overall grade.

ENGLISH

  1. Four units of English are required for graduation. These units must be taken in sequence.
  2. Students who are uncertain of future plans after high school, but who may be thinking of post-secondary study, are encouraged to take college preparatory or advanced level classes. In addition to the regular required English courses, the student may elect to take journalism, yearbook, or newspaper. Journalism is a prerequisite for enrollment in yearbook and newspaper.

Title: English 1 CP                          302401CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: none

Grade: 9th

English 1 is designed to prepare students for College and Career readiness as required by the South Carolina State Standards and the End of Course exam. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting.

Title:  English 1 Hon                          302403HW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 8th

English 1 Honors is course for students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for college-level courses in high school. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational.  Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting.

Title: English 2 CP                         301234CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: English 1 CP or Teacher recommendation

Grade: 10th

English 2 introduces literary and informational texts that create awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting.

Title: English 2 Hon                         302403HW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: English 1 and Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 9th

English 2 Honors is course for students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for college-level courses in high school. English 2 Honors introduces students to a survey of World Literature, ancient to modern. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting.

Title: English 3 CP                         301334CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: English 2 CP

Grade: 11th

English 3 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by American authors. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting.

Title: English 3 Hon                         302603HW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: English 2 and Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 10th

English 3 Honors is course for students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for college-level courses in high school. English 3 Honors is an in-depth study of United States literature and literary nonfiction, especially foundational works and documents from the 17th century through the early 20th century. Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting.

Title: English 4 CP                         302701CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: English 3 CP

Grade: 12th

English 4 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by authors outside the United States with a focus on British Literature. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting.

Title:  English 4 Hon                          302703HW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: English 3 and Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 11th

English 4 Honors is course for students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for college-level courses in high school. English 4 Honors has a global perspective with a focus on British Literature. Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting.

English Course Progression

English 1 CP

English 2 CP

English 4 CP

English 3 CP

ENG 101, 102

ENG 101, 102

English 3 H

English 2 H

Elective

English 1H in 8th

Grade

English 4H

Electives in English

Title: Film Criticism                        309977CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: English I, English II

Grade: 11th, 12th

This elective course will expose students to film and cinematography. Students will become active, critical viewers of various film genre by discussing and critiquing acting, directing and production techniques. Students will be required to write various compositions related to the films. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title: Writing Strategies                        309980CH

Unit Credit:  0.50

Prerequisite:  None

Grades: 11, 12

This elective course is designed for upperclassmen who have not passed the writing portion of the South Carolina Exit Exam or any student needing to improve basic skills for academic success, as well as college entrance exams.  Students practice test-taking strategies while reviewing basic skills in writing and composition.  This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title: English Grammar and Composition 309972CH

Unit Credit:  .5

Prerequisite:  Combines with Speech

In this elective course students will review the basics of grammar (parts of speech and parts of a sentence) before progressing to structure, style, usage and punctuation. The review of grammar skills will be integrated into composition instruction in paragraph development and essay organization, using both functional and creative assignments. This course should serve as the grammar and composition foundation for the remaining high school English courses. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title:         Creative Writing                 303201CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required.

Grades: 12th

This elective course, designed for students interested in written and multimedia expression, includes a study of the various forms of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia technology. Students will create portfolios of their own creative writing and experiment with various forms of expression. The course may culminate in the publication of a school-wide literary magazine. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title:         Speech                                304080CH

Unit Credit: .5

Prerequisite: None, Combines with Grammar and Composition

Grades: 10th, 11th, 12th

This elective course is for students who are interested in improving their interpersonal communication skills and who wish to increase their confidence in delivering oral presentations. The course includes instruction in one-on-one communication, group discussion, oral presentation, topic selection, audience analysis, research and composition skills, and presentation techniques. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

M A T H E M A T I C S

1. Four units of English are required for graduation. These units must be taken in sequence.

2. Students who are uncertain of future plans after high school, but who may be thinking of post-secondary study, are encouraged to take college preparatory or advanced level classes.

Title:  Algebra 1 H                        411402HW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Math teacher recommendation

Grade: 8th

Algebra 1 Honors students will study all of the topics included in CP Algebra 1. They will also study additional topics including step functions, transformations of absolute value functions, factoring quartic expressions in quadratic form, translating a quadratic function into vertex form, and sequences as functions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, along with content standards prescribe that students experience math as a coherent, useful, and logical subject.

Title:  SCCC Algebra 1                                 411400CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Equivalent Level Math

Grade: 9th

In Algebra 1 students develop fluency creating, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and functions. They will interpret functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally and use them to model real-world phenomenon. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject.

Title:        Intermediate Algebra                411700CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Foundations Algebra

Grade: 10th

This course is the second half of a two-year program that gives students an opportunity to learn Algebra 1 over two years and to begin examining concepts from Algebra 2 and Probability and Statistics. Students who complete the Foundations in Algebra/ Intermediate Algebra sequence will take the state-mandated Algebra 1 End-of-Course assessment at the end of the second course, Intermediate Algebra. The sequence of courses, Foundations in Algebra and Intermediate Algebra, meets the state Algebra 1 standards and will be recognized by South Carolina colleges as Algebra 1 if followed by successful completion of Algebra 2. Emphasis is on active participation through appropriate project work, laboratory activities, group and individual assignments, discussion, practice, and exposition. Hand-held graphing calculators are recommended for instruction and assessment. The course will be taught through the use of best practices and research-proven instructional strategies which address the way each student learns best and offer multiple opportunities for students to master material.

Title:  SCCC Geometry H                         412202HW

Unit Credit: 1:0

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Instructor Recommendation

Grade: 9th or 10th

Geometry Honors students study all of the topics included in CP Geometry. Honors students will study additional topics including truth tables, triangle centers, Euler's line, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Cavalieri's Principle. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Title: Geometry CP                        412200CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors

Grade: 10th

Geometry students study congruence and similarity through analyses of transformations and formal constructions. They also study the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, and right-triangle trigonometry. Additional topics include circles, coordinate geometry, and area and volume of 2-and 3-dimensional shapes. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course.

Title: Algebra 2 CP                        411500CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Grade: 11th

In Algebra 2 students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students expand their abilities to model real-world situations, including solving quadratic equations involving complex numbers and solving exponential equations by using logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject.

Title: Algebra 2 H                            411502HW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra I Hon, Geometry Hon

Grade: 10th or 11th

Algebra 2 Honors students study all topics included Algebra 2 CP. They also study additional topics including the Binomial Theorem, operations with complex numbers, graphs of rational functions, solutions of logarithmic equations, synthetic division of polynomials, function composition and inverses. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject.

Title: Probability and Statistics CP          414105CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Geometry CP & Algebra 2 CP

Grade: 12th

This course is a broad introduction to the concepts of probability and statistics.  Topics will include probability; collection display, and analysis of data; permutations and combinations; binomial normal and t-distributions.

Title: Pre-Calculus                        413174CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Geometry CP & Algebra 2 CP with a final grade of 85 or better.

Grade: 11th or 12th

Pre-calculus is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include an in-depth study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Other topics studied are sequences, series, vectors, conic sections, parametric equations, polar curves, and an introduction to calculus.

Title:  Calculus CP                           413505CW

Unit Credit:  1.00

Prerequisite: Recommendation from Pre-calculus Instructor

Grade: 12th

This course continues the study of functions begun in Pre-calculus. Students will study limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications.

Title:  Pre-Calculus H                          413103HW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra II Hon, Instructor Recommendation

Grade: 11th

This honors-level course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. Students will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex and difficult material

Math Course Progression

Algebra I CP

Geometry CP

Pre-Calculus CP

Algebra II CP

Probability and Statistics

Calculus Hon/CP

Algebra II Hon

Geometry Hon

Dual Enrollment

Algebra I Hon

(In 8th Grade)

Pre-Calculus Hon

Foundations of Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

Electives in Math

Title:  Math Strategies                         319972CH

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Partners with Algebra 1

Grade: 9th

This elective course is for 9th grade students who require extension practice to obtain the necessary mathematics skills for success in future mathematics courses at the high school and college level. The course content will include computer activities to strengthen basic skills as well as traditional classroom instruction and practice. This course may NOT be considered as a math credit for graduation.

S C I E N C E

1. Three units of science are required for graduation. Two of these courses must be laboratory sciences.

2. Science courses are sequential, but students may take several combinations as long as prerequisites are met.

3. Laboratory requirements may be met through biology, chemistry, Earth science, forensic science and physics. Students and parents are reminded that public colleges and universities in South Carolina require entering students to have completed at least three laboratory science courses.

(See college requirements in the General Information Section.)

Title: Physical Science CP                        321106CW

Unit credit 1.00

Prerequisite: None

This course serves as a foundation for the study of science. Concepts that are taught include the nature and structure of matter, chemical changes and reactions, forces and motion, energy and waves. The course is heavily oriented towards laboratory investigations and workplace applications. The course is not accepted as a laboratory science by South Carolina public colleges and universities.

Title:  Biology 1 H                                322103HW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 9th, 10th

This honors-level course encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Extensive laboratory work and problem-solving are essential components. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade.

Title: Biology 1 CP                                    322104CW

Unit credit 1.00

Prerequisite Teacher recommendation

Grade: 9th, 10th 

This course includes laboratory work and extensive study of specimens. Course content encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade.

Title: Chemistry 1 CP                             323104CW

Unit credit 1.00

Prerequisite 1 unit of science, concurrent Algebra 2 and/or teacher recommendation

Grade: 11th

This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, memorization, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Student participation in laboratory activities is essential for success in this course. The course content includes organization of matter, chemical bonding, atomic structure, gases, states of matter, nomenclature, and skills development.

Title:  Chemistry 1 H                            323103HW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Biology I, enrolled in Alg II and/or Pre-Cal.  A in Alg I and Geometry, Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 11th

This honors-level course is a prerequisite for Advanced Placement Chemistry. This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Students will study atomic structure, quantum mechanical theory, and bonding, shapes of molecules, gases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, oxidation reduction, nuclear chemistry, acids and bases. The course contains a major laboratory component.

Title: Chemistry 2 H                Course Number: 323203HW        

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: 90+ in Chemistry 1  and Science teacher recommendation

This honors-level course includes student research that requires statistical analysis of experimental results. A significant amount of the instructional time is spent in student research and in the pursuit of well-planned individual interests. Course content includes quantum mechanics, chemical bonding and kinetics, chemical equilibrium, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and organic and nuclear chemistry, rates, and thermodynamics.

Title:    Earth Science                            326501CW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry

Grade: 11th, 12th 

This course is designed for students who are interested in studying the forces that are changing the earth. These forces include the study of effects of plate tectonics (such as earthquakes and volcanoes), erosion, and atmospheric forces. Students will also study the planets, star structure and evolution, constellations, and space flight.

Title: Forensic Science                         324503HW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Biology I/Chemistry I and Science Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 10th, 11th 

Forensic science is the application of basic biological, chemical and physical science principles and technological practices to the purposes of justice in the study of criminal and civil issues. Students will learn the methodology needed to evaluate a crime scene, the proper lab mechanics needed to evaluate evidence, and how to compare between a known and unknown. Students will learn how DNA, fingerprinting, and other forensic tests can be used to solve a crime. Students will conduct a greater number of laboratory tests, requiring extensive quantitative and qualitative skills. A project that summarizes all aspects of the class will be required for successful completion.

Title: Physics CP                              324104

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite Algebra 2 CP or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2, Teacher recommendation

Grade: 12th

This course familiarizes students with fundamental principles of physics and their applications. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Math, graphing, and problem-solving skills will comprise the basis of instruction.

Marine Science Honors                                            322500HW

Grades 10, 11, and 12 1 unit

Prerequisite: Biology 1 Honors or teacher recommendation Recommended: 85 in Honors Biology 1 or 90 in Biology 1; Chemistry 1 Honors completed or concurrent

This course is designed to meet the needs of the student who wishes to obtain an in-depth awareness of coastal and marine systems. The course will include a study of the biological, physical, chemical, and geological aspects of oceanography, marine biology and coastal environment, and the interrelationships among the disciplines. Instructional strategies include inquiry-based laboratory and field experiences, speakers and projects. With the accelerated pace of an honors class, students will have opportunities to enrich their knowledge and understanding by exploring content standards at a deeper level. Assessments, projects, and lab reports will reflect this extended knowledge.  

Title: Physics Hon                        324103HW

Unit Credit: 1.00                        

Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Teacher Recommendation

This honors-level course focuses on the basic principles which determine the interactions between matter and energy with extensive laboratory work. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Students in this course will gain a basic knowledge of physics which they can build on in future college classes. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex material.

S O C I A L S T U D I E S

Social Studies requirements for the high school diploma include the following:

Government 0.5 unit, Economics 0.5 unit, US History 1 unit, Elective social studies course 1 unit

Title: World Geography CP                  331010CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Grades: 9th, 10th

World Geography is the standards-based course including the physical and cultural characteristics of Earth. The course is organized systematically around the topics of region, physical earth dynamics, population, culture, economic systems, urban systems, political systems, and the environment. This course requires critical thinking and is conceptual in nature. It may be taught from either a systematic or a regional perspective. Map-reading skills, History/Social Studies Literacy skills, and the use of geographic models and geographic information systems is an integral part of this course.

Title: World Geography Hon                331012HW

Unit Credit: 1.0                                        

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation

Grades: 9th, 10th 

World Geography is the standards-based course including the physical and cultural characteristics of Earth. The course is organized systematically around the topics of region, physical earth dynamics, population, culture, economic systems, urban systems, political systems, and the environment. This course requires critical thinking and is conceptual in nature. It may be taught from either a systematic or a regional perspective. Map-reading skills, History/Social Studies Literacy skills, and the use of geographic models and geographic information systems is an integral part of this course. Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement.

Title:  World History CP                      336014CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Grades: 9th, 10th

The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. History/Social Studies Literacy skills and critical thinking are integral to this course, which emphasizes why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people.

Title: World History Hon                336016HW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation

Grade: 9th, 10th

The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. History/Social Studies Literacy skills and critical thinking is integral to this course, which emphasizes why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people. Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement. It is recommended students have Honors English placement.

Title: Civics                                           333501CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

This elective course is designed to help students become well and more active citizens. Students will gain a better understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities. Organizational skills and career exploration are also aspects of this course.

Title: Economics CP                                     335036CH

Unit Credit 0.50

Prerequisite: Partners with Government

Grade: 12th

Economics is the study of the overall economy including both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Students will focus on topics such as money and banking, competition, supply and demand, factors of production, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Economics is required for graduation.

Title: Psychology                                334009CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, One SS Credit

Dedicated to the holistic study of behavior. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, the learning process, sensation and perception, motivation and personality, defense mechanisms, testing, human growth and development, abnormal psychology, and leading theorists in the field.

Title: US Government CP                             333036CH

Unit Credit 0.50

Prerequisite: Partners with Economics

Grade: 12th

U.S. Government incorporates the structure, organization, and function of the American political system. Topics studied include: foundations of U.S. government, the three major branches of government, and the Constitution. Students will study the details of the political system at the national, state, and local levels. Comparisons will be made between American government and other political systems. U.S. Government is required for graduation.

Title: United States History CP                    332074CW

Unit Credit 1.00

Grade: 11th

United States History is a survey course tracing the history of our country. Approximately one fourth of the course includes early history through the Civil War, with course emphasis on the years from Reconstruction to the present. Topics studied in depth include western migration and immigration from the end of Reconstruction through the first part of the 20th century, the Industrial Age and urbanization, America as a world power, progressivism, World War I, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, domestic issues and policies from World War II to the present, and international issues, policies, and involvement from the Cold War to the present. Students will apply higher order thinking skills as they consider content throughout the course. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course US History test as the final exam. It will count 20% of the final grade.

Title: United States History Hon                332003HW                

Unit Credit: 1.0

Grade: 11th

United States History Honors is an in-depth study of the impact and implications of decisions made throughout the history of our country. Approximately one fourth of the course includes early history through the Civil War with course emphasis on the years from Reconstruction to the present. Topics studied in depth include western migration and immigration from the end of Reconstruction through the first part of the 20th century the Industrial Age and urbanization America as a world power progressivism World War I the Great Depression and New Deal World War II domestic issues and policies from World War II to the present and international issues policies and involvement from the Cold War to the present. This course will entail a rigorous program of reading, research and writing. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20% of the final grade.


BUSINESS EDUCATION

1. In compliance with the School-to-Work Act 1994, all students MUST be keyboarding proficient. Proficiency is defined as using the touch method of keying, creating, saving, retrieving, editing, and printing a document using computer software. EACH STUDENT MUST BE DECLARED KEYBOARD PROFICIENT BEFORE RECEIVING A DIPLOMA.

Specific state keyboarding competencies will be used to determine keyboarding proficiency.

2. All students must earn a unit in computer science.

Title:  Digital Literacy                       518101CH

Unit Credit:  0.5

This course is designed to equip students with many of the needed computer skills to excel in a digital world. The student will be exposed to a broad range of computer technology from basic hardware/software to applications and the internet. Digital Literacy will support the student with the concepts in the 8th grade technology proficiency assessment as required by NCLB.

Title: Computer Applications 1            500802CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Prerequisite: Keyboard proficiency

This course is designed to introduce students to software applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. The applications covered include word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation. Other content areas may include computer hardware, terminology, and concepts.

Title: Keyboarding                        510002CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to master the skill of entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard and a ten-key pad using the touch method of keystroking. Emphasis is placed on development of accuracy and speed, proper techniques, and correct fingering. Formatting of basic documents will be introduced

Title: Desktop Publishing                 517601CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Prerequisite: Keyboarding and Comp Apps, teacher recommendation

This course expands office computing by incorporating the use of a microcomputer-based system and software with graphic capabilities to produce publication materials in which typeset text and graphics have been integrated on the page using accepted journalism and presentation techniques. The major objective of the course is to produce desktop-published camera/copy ready masters for reproduction. This course may meet the computer science requirement.

Title: Entrepreneurship                   540001CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Keyboarding

This course is designed to provide a general overview of the American enterprise system with special emphasis on small business ownership. An important part of the course is development of business and managerial leadership skills related to the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling a small business.

Title:  Personal Finance                   5131ZWCH

Unit Credit:  0.5

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic financial literacy skills which includes budgeting, obtaining credit, maintaining checking accounts, analyzing the basic elements of finance, computing payroll, recording business transactions, and applying computer operations to financial management. PREREQUISITE: None

Title: Web Page Design 1                 503101CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design Web pages. Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a Web site using authoring tools. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to take industry certification test(s). This course will meet the computer science requirement.

Title: Google Basics                        501101CH

Unit Credit: 0.5

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic Google tools and applications through the completion of real-world student-centered activities.

Title: Google Applications                500700CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

This course is designed to introduce the student to the many applications that Google offers. Students will be prepared for learning and working in the 21st century through communication and collaboration tools. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding or keyboarding proficiency

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The required PE 1 course must be conducted so that every student will meet four SC High School

Student Performance Criteria for PE as mandated by the SC Department of Education.  Students who successfully complete PE 1 with a passing grade of 80% or higher will demonstrate the abilities, concepts, knowledge, and skills described by the PE I course description.

Title: Physical Education 1                        344101CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: None

Physical Education 1 provides opportunities for students to become competent and proficient in two movement forms selected from a variety of choices (selected from: net/racket, target, team, outdoor pursuits, individual, and dance). Students will also be able to design and develop a personalized physical fitness program, participate regularly in health enhancing physical activity beyond the physical education class, and meet the gender and age group health-related physical fitness standards.

Title: Physical Education 2                        344257CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Grade Level:10-12

Prerequisite: PE I

This is a second level physical education course designed to give the student the opportunity to learn a nontraditional sport or physical activity not practiced or taught in any other PE course at the school. This course does not count as a PE 1 unit for graduation.

Title: Leisure Sports 1                                  344356CW

Unit Credit:  0.50

Prerequisite: PE 1

This elective is designed to teach skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of activity in sports that will enhance the student’s health and personal fitness.  This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation.

Title: Leisure Sports/Act 2                          344312CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Prerequisite: Leisure Sports and Activities Level 1

This elective course is a follow-up to Leisure Sports and Activities Level 1 for the student who wants to increase skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of activity in sports that will enhance the student’s health and personal fitness. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation.

Title: Team Sports 1                                344400CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Grade Level:10-12

Prerequisite: PE 1A, Active participation on any school-based JV or V sport, AD signature

This elective course is designed to enhance the skills necessary to compete in a variety of athletic events on the high school level. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation.

Title: Team Sports 2                                344412CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Grade Level:10-12

Prerequisite: Team Sports Level 1, Active participation on any school-based JV or V sport, AD signature

This elective course is a follow-up to Team Sports Level 1 for the student who wishes to increase the skills necessary to compete in a variety of athletic events on the high school level. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation.

Title:  Weightlifting 1                                344201CW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite:  Physical Education 1

This is an introductory elective course in weight training and fitness. Skills will be taught with a focus on weight training, related cardiovascular fitness activity, and lifelong fitness. Proper lifting technique and safety using weights will be emphasized. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation.

Title: Weightlifting 2                                   344212CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Prerequisite: Weightlifting Level 1 and Instructor Approval

This elective course is a follow-up to the introductory Weightlifting Level 1 for students who are interested in increasing their strength and skills in weightlifting. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation

Title: Dance with Physical Education                                         4507

Unit Credit: 1

FINE ARTS

Title:  Chorus 1                                354112CH

Unit Credit: 0.5

This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the elements of music including music reading. Students may have the opportunity to sing in Latin and other foreign languages. Vocal independence is emphasized and the elements of music are reinforced through the performance and study of quality literature.

Title:  Chorus 2                                354212CH

Unit Credit: 0.50

Prerequisite:  Chorus 1 or any Vocal Performance course

This course is a continuation of Chorus 1. Students continue to concentrate on elements of tone, production, music reading, sight reading, ear training, and perform music of various styles and periods, utilizing the basic musical skills that have been developed previously. Students have the opportunity to sing in small chamber ensembles and develop vocal independence.

Title: Art 1                                350101CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

This introductory course provides students with problem-solving experiences in two and three-dimensional media, stressing design elements (line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture), and design principles, (proportion, emphasis, harmony/unity, balance, rhythm/movement, contrast repetition/ pattern, and variety). Emphasis is on the development of basic skills.

Title: Art 2                                  350021CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Art 1 and instructor approval

This course provides students with two and three-dimensional design experiences and opportunities to apply these principles in individual artistic expressions. Drawing from observation and developing technical competency are emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Topics covered include but are not limited to portraiture, graphics, advertising, and display techniques.

Title:  Art 3                                   350303HW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Art 1, Art 2, Instructor Approval

This is an advanced-level course for in-depth approaches to solving two and three-dimensional design problems. Emphasis is on the individual development of craftsmanship and personal expression. Advanced approaches to drawing are stressed. Other techniques and media explored may include but are not limited to painting, printmaking, design, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture.

Title: Art Appreciation                   351101CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: None

This course is a study of the major trends, styles and periods in the history of art. Emphasis is on an understanding and appreciation of various art forms the accomplishments of artists from the past and present and the socio-cultural influences that shape art in society. This course is for the highly-motivated student. Art Museum and other Field trips guest lectures, demonstrations, and studio encounters may be included.

Title: Art, History & Culture                 459962CH

Unit Credit: 1.0

This course is a study of a specific art trend style or period in juxtaposition to its historic and cultural context. The emphasis is on the understanding and appreciation of selected art forms. Students will study and research the influence of the historical, social and political conditions on the artist, his creative expressions, and the art form's content-meaning. The teacher will determine the trend, style, or period that will be the focus of the course. Art Museum field trips, guest lectures, demonstrations, and studio encounters may be included.

Title:  Digital Media Arts                   459904CH

Unit Credit: 1.0

This course is an introduction to computer software and skills used in the business of the arts for visual arts students. Each technology exercise will include two-dimensional design exercises with specific formal design problems to be solved. Content will include learning to create an exhibit poster, a digital portfolio, a CD cover, and other digital presentations of artwork.

Title:  Music Appreciation                 356112CH  

Unit Credit:  0.5

This course emphasizes the study of composers and styles of each period of music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. The development of listening skills is of primary importance and the course includes guided listening experiences through live concerts and recordings. The course stresses literature from the mainstream of music and music of different cultures and ethnic groups.

Title:  Theatre 1                         452101CW

Unit Credit:  1.0

In this course students will develop basic skills and techniques of set design, acting, and directing and will participate in all aspects of a production. Intense study of a variety of plays and dramatic forms will be included. Students may be required to attend plays as assigned by the teacher/director.

Dance with Physical Education                                                               4507

 Introduction to Dance                         450101CW

Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 1 unit

This class is designed to expose the beginner level student to the well-rounded art of dancing. This is the foundation course for the dance curriculum and does not require previous dance experience. This class will introduce students to basic, modern, ballet, social dance, jazz and hip-hop dance techniques. Students will be able to identify introductory terms and be familiar with the history of dance. Students will be required to dress out as directed. Grades will be determined by class participation as well as class projects. There is not a performance requirement for this course.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

1. Students who are enrolled in the college preparatory track will be required to earn one unit in a foreign language for high school graduation.

2. Public universities and colleges in South Carolina require at least two units of credit in a single foreign language for admission. Students need to check with individual colleges for specific requirements.

Title: Spanish 1 CP                        365107CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th,

This course begins to develop the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Students will learn to pronounce and use the basic sounds and intonation patterns of the language. They will master a limited set of structural and lexical objectives to be used in common daily conversational situations. They will also gain a basic knowledge of contemporary Spanish culture as they participate in language activities to develop competence.

Reading will be limited primarily to short passages of materials covered orally and texts on culture or direct reading in Spanish.

Title: Spanish 2 CP                        365274CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Spanish 1

Recommended Grades: 10th, 11th, and 12th 

In this course students will continue to expand their knowledge of the language and culture.

The development of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing continues to be the major objective of the course. Students will expand their vocabulary as well as use new grammatical structures.

Title: Spanish 3 CP                        365374CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Spanish 2, Teacher recommendation

Recommended Grades: 11th and 12th

In this course students will begin to expand considerably the learning of the language and culture. They will complete the study of the basic grammatical structure and will continue to develop the four skills. Reading and language activities will provide experiences in the areas of everyday needs, language careers, fine arts, and contemporary culture.

OTHER ELECTIVES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Title: Journalism 1                         305001CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Must register with Biology Honors!

This is an elective course designed to provide initial exposure to newspaper and yearbook production skills and to journalistic theory and history. Emphasizing sound journalistic principles, the program focuses on journalistic writing skills and information gathering techniques and introduces students to concepts of design and photo journalism. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title: Journalism 2                  3099A7CW

Unit Credit: 1.00

Prerequisite: Journalism I and instructor approval

This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism I and show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. This program includes staff organization, advertising, business management, journalistic writing, editing, page make-up and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism I as they complete a practicum involving the publication of the school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title: Journalism 3

Title:    Broadcast Journalism 1            309937CW

Unit credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required.

Grades: 10th, 11th, and 12th

In this elective course, students study journalism in a television broadcast setting. Study includes review of principles of journalism, writing, camera technique, research and interviewing, culminating in regular production of actual programming for in-school television and community viewing. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title: Freshman Success                        379927CH

Unit Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Partners with Math Strategies

Grade: 9th

This elective course is designed to give the student an extensive orientation to high school and to provide the student with the necessary knowledge skills, and resources to have a rewarding and successful high school experience. In addition to the orientation to high school, major topics will include: classroom procedures and management, self-awareness, goal setting, time management, conflict resolution, communication skills, study habits and test-taking strategies. Students will also spend time studying their career planners (sent from the middle schools), planning future course selection and discussing career plans.

Title: SAT Prep Overview                  379924CH

Unit Credit: 0.5

This elective course is designed to provide students additional practice on the three parts of the SAT. Additionally, students will receive information on test-taking strategies and time management.

Title: Senior Project                                    3799RTCH

Unit Credit: 0.5

Grade: 12

This required course provides assistance to students in developing their senior project.  Assignments and class activities will help direct the students as they develop the essential question, research, create a product and a project portfolio.  

Title: Speech                                             304080CH

Unit Credit: 0.5

This elective course is for students who wish to master the art of public speaking through active participation in the forensic (speech & debate) program. The course includes refinement of verbal skills and requires students to concentrate on and perfect a particular aspect of public communication (interpretation, oratory, or debate).

Title: Test Prep Overview 1                             379906CH

Unit Credit: 0.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prerequisite: Guidance Placement

This elective course focuses on skills that students need to pass End-of-Course and Exit exams. Students will actively engage in learning expectations of the tests, test formats, and test-taking strategies to strengthen their performance.

Title: Test Prep Overview 2                            379908CH

Unit Credit: 0.50                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prerequisite: Guidance Placement

This elective course focuses on skills that students need to pass End-of-Course and Exit exams. Students will actively engage in learning expectations of the tests, test formats, and test-taking strategies to strengthen their performance.

Title:  Service Learning 1                          379936CW

Unit Credit:  1.0

Service Learning is a course designed for participants to learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that meet community needs through a collaboration between the school and community. It provides students with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations in their own communities. The course emphasizes essential life skills such as effective communication, problem solving, goal setting, and teamwork. Students will address real-life problems and make meaningful contributions to the school and community. The emphasis will be on planning, serving, and evaluating. Time will be spent in class and at service sites.

Title: Leadership Personal Development 1         379935CH

Unit Credit:  0.5

In this half-unit elective class students participate in daily activities related to one of five dimensions: character education, service learning, literacy and study skills, personal and post-secondary planning. These activities are tailored specifically to ninth graders and include goal setting, end-of-course test preparation, participation in a class-selected service learning project, and freshman success activities. Guest speakers, classroom guidance, and field trips are also part of the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: None

Title: Yearbook Management                        3099A9CW

Unit Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation        

This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Production. The program includes experiences in soliciting and designing advertisements to underwrite the production costs of publishing the yearbook, as well as management of yearbook sales. The focus of the course is to offer students exposure to the professional media by an advanced analysis of current trends in professional advertising, public relations and financial management. This course does not take the place of any required English course.

Title: Teacher Cadet 

Credit: 1 dual credit

Prerequisites:

This course is supervised by the South Carolina Center for Teacher Recruitment. This program is considered an introduction to the teaching profession. Its main purpose is to encourage students who possess a high level of academic achievement and the person-ality traits found in good teachers to consider teaching as a career. The course is taught at a college freshman level and the curriculum includes activities designed to excite students about teaching. Students are introduced to the teaching profession and the educational field through class discussions, observation and participation in public school classrooms, and interactions with successful professional educators. Whether or not a student is interested in teaching, this program will provide talented future community leaders with insights into public education. This course carries dual credit weighting. Application required.

Special Education

Title: Educational Support 1                        39040107

Unit Credit: 1.0

Title: Educational Support 2                        39020207

Unit Credit: 1.0

Title: Educational Support 3                        39020307

Unit Credit: 1.0

Title: Educational Support 4                        39020407

Unit Credit: 1.0                                        


Blended Learning/ VirtualSC Course Offerings

VirtualSC offers courses for high school credit at the College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement levels, as well as Credit Recovery for students who previously failed.  These courses require approval through the Guidance Office.

English

Science

English I

Advanced Placement Biology

English II

Anatomy and Physiology

English III

Biology

English IV

Chemistry

A.P. English Language and Composition

Earth Science

A.P. English Literature and Composition

Environmental Studies

Forensic Science

Math

Physical Science

Algebra 1

Physics

Algebra 2

AP Statistics

Social Studies

AP Calculus AB

Economics

AP Computer Science A

Government CP

Geometry

Psychology

Pre-Calculus

Sociology

Probability and Statistics

United States History and Constitution

CTE

Fine Arts

Accounting 1

A.P. Art History

Child Development 1

Honors Art History

Computer Applications

Media Arts I

Entrepreneurship

Music Appreciation

Family Life Education 1

Health Science 1

Credit Recovery

Health Science 3: Human Structure and Function CP

English I, II, III, and IV

Integrated Business Applications

Algebra I, II

Keyboarding

Geometry

Medical Terminology

Economics

Personal Finance

Government

Web Design

U.S. History

Biology

Chemistry

Physical Science

DUAL CREDIT / GREENVILLE TECH

University transfer Dual Credit awards one high school unit AP-level credit and three hours college credit. Students who wish to enroll in dual credit courses must meet the following criteria:   Be at least sophomores, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (3.5 for sophomores), score appropriate placement scores on the Compass test, exhibit maturity and independence in the classroom, and maintain good study habits. Students must apply through the guidance office. Students who qualify to take dual credit courses must also meet the pre-requisite requirements for these courses.  For a complete list of courses refer to the Greenville Tech catalog online at:  http://www.gvltec.edu/catalog/.  Not all courses are available at all campuses. Students who do not pass a college course with an 80 minimum will be required to repeat the course (at their expense) before they can re-enroll in Greenville Tech courses.

ACC101 Accounting Principles 1 – 3799ZXEW 1 unit

AHS102 Medical Terminology – 3499ZYEW 1 unit

ANT 202 Cultural Anthropology -  3999YKEW 1 unit

ART101 Art History - 459900EW 1 unit

ART105 Film as Art -  4599ZXEW 1 unit

ARV121 Design – 459904EW 1 unit

AST101 Solar System Astronomy - 329900EW 1 unit

AST102 Stellar Astronomy  - 3299ZXEW  1 unit

BIO101 Biological Science 1 - 329901EW 1 unit

BIO102 Biological Science 2 - 329902EW 1 unit

BIO210 Anatomy and Physiology 1 - 329903EW 1 unit

BIO211 Anatomy and Physiology 2 - 329904EW 1 unit

BIO225 Microbiology -  3299ZQEW 1 unit

BIO240 Nutrition – 3299ZPEW 1 unit

CHM110 College Chemistry 1 - 329905EW 1 unit

CHM111 College Chemistry 2 - 329906EW 1 unit

COL103 College Skills - 379999EW 1 unit

CPT170 Intro to Computers -  1 unit

CPT270 Adv. Microcomputer Apps – 3799ZCEW 1 unit

ECO210Macroeconomics – 3399ZWEW 1 unit

ENG101 English Composition 1 - 309900EW 1 unit

ENG102 English Composition 2 - 309901EW 1 unit

ENG201 American Literature 1 - 3099ZWEW 1 unit

ENG201 American Literature 2 - 3099ZVEW 1 unit

FRE101 Elementary French 1 – 3699ZYEW 1 unit

FRE102 Elementary French 2 – 3699ZXEW 1 unit

GER101 Elementary German 1 – 3699ZUEW 1 unit

GER102 Elementary German 2 – 3699ZTEW 1 unit

HIS101 Western Civilization To 1689 - 339900EW 1 unit

HIS102 Western Civilization From 1689 - 339901EW 1 unit

HIS104 World History 1 – 3399YNEW 1 unit

HIS105 World History 2 – 3399YMEW 1 unit

HIS201 Amer. History: Discovery to 1877 - 339902EW 1 unit

HIS202 Amer. History: 1877 to Present - 339903EW 1 unit

MAT109 College Algebra with Modeling – 3199ZQEW 1 unit

MAT110 College Algebra - 319900EW 1 unit

MAT 111 College Trigonometry  - 3199ZYEW 1 unit

MAT120 Probability and Statistics - 319901EW 1 unit

MAT130 Elementary Calculus - 319902EW 1 unit

MAT140 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 1 - 319903EW 1 unit

MAT141 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 2 - 319904EW 1 unit

MAT240 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 3 – 3199ZNEW 1 unit

MAT242 Differential Equations – 3199ZSEW 1 unit

MKT101 Marketing – 3799XNEW 1 unit

MUS101 Chorus I – 3599ZPEW 1 unit

MUS102 Chorus 2- 3599ZOEW 1 unit

MUS105 Music Appreciation - 459901EW 1 unit

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy  - 3399ZCEW 1 unit

PHI105 Introduction to Logic – 3399ZBEW 1 unit

PHY201 Physics 1 – 3299ZMEW 1 unit

PHY202 Physics 2 - 329908EW 1 unit

PHY221 University Physics 1 – 3299ZKEW 1 unit

PHY222 University Physics 2 – 3299ZJEW 1 unit

PSC201 American Government - 339904EW 1 unit

PSY201 General Psychology - 339905EW 1 unit

PSY203 Human Growth & Development – 3399YVEW 1 unit

PSY212Abnormal Psychology – 3399YTEW 1 unit

REL201 Religions of the World – 3399YREW 1 unit

SOC101 Intro to Sociology - 339906EW 1 unit

SPA101 Elementary Spanish 1  - 3699ZSEW 1 unit

SPA102 Elementary Spanish 2  - 3699ZREW 1 unit

SPA201 Intermediate Spanish 1 – 3699ZQEW 1 unit

SPC205 Public Speaking  - 309902EW 1 unit

THE101 Introduction to Theater  - 4599ZSEW 1 unit

North Greenville University / Dual Enrollment Course Listing

The following are approved Dual Enrollment courses offered by North Greenville University. Course availability is dependent upon semester of enrollment and classroom space.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES:

ENGL 1300-Fundamentals of Writing

ENGL 1310-Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1320-Composition and Literature

ENGL 2000 level – must complete 1310 and 1320 before a student takes a 2000 level class

HIST 1350-Western Civilization I

HIST 1360-Western Civilization II

HIST 2310-US History I

HIST 2320-US History II

PLSC 1300-Introduction to Political Science

PLSC 2310-American National Gov’t – must take 1300 first

SPAN 1310-2320

FREN 1310-2320

GERM 1310-2320

MCOM 1300-Introduction to Mass Communication

COMM 2300-Oral Communication

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS:

BIOL 1435/1436 – Human Biology

BIOL 1440/1441-Integrated Biology

BIOL 1450/1451-Environmental Science

CHEM 1440/1441-Concepts of Chemistry

PHSC 1420/1421-Earth Science

PHSC 1440/1441-Integrated Physical Science

PHYS 1425/1426-Concepts of Physics

ODEL 1300-Introduction to Outdoor Leadership

ODEL 2351-Camp Counseling

MATH 1310-College Algebra

MATH 1315-Contemporary Mathematics

MATH 1330-Probability and Statistics

MATH 1335-Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

MATH 1410-Calculus I

MATH 2410-Calculus II

CSCI 1305-Introduction to Information Technology

HLPW 1300-Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness

HLTH 1300-First Aid and Safety

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS:

ARTS 1300-Art Appreciation

ARTS 2340-Ceramics I

ARTS 1330-Design I

ARTS 1360-Digital Imagery

ARTS 1310-Drawing I

ARTS 2360-Painting I

ARTS 2350-Printmaking

ARTS 2300-Sculpture I

MUSC 1220-Music Foundations

MUSC 1230-Music Fundamentals I

MUSC 1240-Music Fundamentals II

MUSC 1300-Music Appreciation

MUSC 1310-Jazz Appreciation

MUSC 1430-Music Theory I

MUSC 1440-Music Theory II

MUSC 2430-Music Theory III-Must also take Music Technology

MUSC 2440-Music Theory IV-Must also take Music Technology

THTR 1300-Theatre Appreciation

THTR 1320-Acting I

THTR 1340-Stagecraft

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS:

INBS 1330-Introduction to International Business

SPTM 1310-Introduction to Sport Management

SPTM 2330-History and Philosophy of Sport

SPTM 2340-Psychology and Sociology of Sport

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION:

EDUC 1210-Introduction to Education

EDUC 1215-Integration of Technology

EDUC 2230-Foundations of Education

ECED 2360-Child Development

COLLEGE OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES:

CHST 1310-Old Testament Survey

CHST 1320-New Testament Survey

State Dept. of Education regulations that relate to high school course offerings offer the following guidance:

LEGAL NOTICE

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination against any student or employee on the basis of sex. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 forbids discrimination against any student or employee on the basis of handicap. Legacy Early College High School does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment and employment in, any of its programs or activities on the basis of sex, handicap, or any other unlawful criteria such as age, race, religion, or national origin.

Legacy Early College High School

Course Offerings

2016 - 2017

Registration Guidelines:

All freshmen must sign up for a total of 8 units.  Students must take one unit of English, one unit of math, one unit of science, and one unit of social studies. Most students take the required unit of physical education and then choose 3 units worth of electives (and alternatives as instructed). All courses equal one unit of credit (meets all year) unless noted by "1/2" which equals a half unit credit (meets one semester.) The new Career Exploratory class at the career center counts for two units and is open to all freshmen!

English

302401CW

English 1 CP

302403HW

English 1 Honors

302501CW

English 2 CP

302503HW

English 2 Hon

302601CW

English 3 CP

302603HW

English 3 Hon

302701CW

English 4 CP

302703HW

English 4 Hon

See Other Sections for Dual Credit English & Electives

Mathematics

411400CW

Algebra 1 CP

411402HW

Algebra 1 Hon

412202HW

Geometry Hon

412200CW

Geometry CP

411502HW

Algebra 2 Hon

411700CW

Algebra II CP

411700CW

Intermediate Algebra

414105CW

Probability and Statistics CP

413105CW

Pre-Calculus   CP

413103HW

Pre-Calculus H          

413505CW

Calculus CP    

Science

322104CW

Biology 1 CP

322103HW

Biology 1 Hon

321106CW

Physical Science CP        

323104CW

Chemistry 1 CP            

323103HW

Chemistry 1 H                  

326501CW

Earth Science                  

324503HW

Forensic Science H              

324104CW

Physics CP                          

324103HW

35

Physics Hon

Social Studies

331010CW

World Geography CP

331012HW

World Geography Hon

336014CW

World History from 1300 CP    

336016HW

World History from 1300 H  

332009CW

United States History CP

332003HW

United States History Hon

333007CH

US Government CP     (0.5)

333014HH

US Government Hon   (0.5)

335007CH

Economics CP(0.5)

335004HH

Economics Hon (0.5)

World Language

365107CW

Spanish 1 CP

365207CW

Spanish 2 CP

365307CW

Spanish 3 CP

Physical Education

344101CW

Physical Education 1

344257CW

Physical Education 2  

344349CW

Physical Education 3

3499A8CW

Leisure Sports I (0.5)

344312CH

Leisure Sports 2 (0.5)

344312CH

Team Sports 1 (0.5)

34412CH

Team Sports 2 (0.5)

344201CW

Weightlifting 1

344212CH

Weightlifting 2 (0.5)

Special Educational Support

39040107

Educational Support 1

39031207

Educational Support 2

39020307

Educational Support 3

39020407

Educational Support 4

Electives

379949CW

Freshman Success (0.5)

309977CW

Film Criticism    

305001CW

Journalism 1

3099A7CW

Journalism 2 Yearbook  

3099A9CW

Yearbook Management

309937CW

Broadcast Journalism 1    

309949CW

Broadcast Journalism 2

303201CW

Creative Writing         

309972CH

English Grammar and Composition (0.5)

304080CH

Speech (0.5)

319972CH

Math Strategies (0.5)

334009CW

Psychology CP

333501CW

Civics

452101CW

Theatre

350101CW

Art 1

350201CW

Art 2

350301CW

Art 3

351101CW

Art Appreciation

459962CH

Art History and Culture

459904CH

Digital Media Arts

354112CH

Chorus I

354212CH

Chorus 2

519201CH

Digital Literacy (0.5)

500802CH

Computer Applications (0.5)

510002CH

Keyboarding (0.5)

517601CH

Desktop Publishing (0.5)

540001CW

Entrepreneurship

5131ZWCH

Personal Finance

503101CW

Web Page Design 1

501101CH

Google Basics (0.5)

500700CW

Google Applications (0.5)

379924CH

SAT Prep Overview (0.5)

3799RTCH

Senior Project (0.5)

379936CW

Service Learning

379935CH

Leadership Personal Development (0.5)

Semester Course Pairings

9th

379949CW

Freshman Success (0.5)

9th

319972CH

Math Strategies (0.5)

9th 10th

519201CH

Digital Literacy (0.5)

9th 10th

500802CH

Computer Applications (0.5)

10th 11th

309972CH

English Grammar and Composition (0.5)

10th 11th

304080CH

Speech (0.5)

12th

335007CH

Economics CP   (0.5)

12th

333007CH

US Government CP     (0.5)

12th

335004HH

Economics Hon (0.5)

12th

333014HH

US Government Hon   (0.5)

12th

379924CH

SAT Prep Overview (0.5)

12th

3799RTCH

Senior Project (0.5)


Students are encouraged to plan out their four years of high school. Be aware of the South Carolina state high school diploma requirements. It is recommended that you see your counselor about your course choices and any questions you might have concerning your four year plan.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year