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2018-2019 COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK MONETT HIGH SCHOOL

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Table of Contents Introduction Graduation Requirements College Admission Requirements Agriculture Art Business Communication Arts FACS Foreign Language General Electives Mathematics Music Personal Finance Physical Education Science Social Studies Special Services/ELL Speech/Debate/Drama Go CAPS Scott Regional Technology Center Page Number 2 3 4 5 7 10 14 19 21 24 26 31 34 35 37 43 49 54 56 58

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Introduction to the Course Description Booklet Selection of courses for the next year of high school is critical to a student’s preparation for future high school courses and post--high school plans. This booklet contains information on each course offered at Monett High School. As you prepare to request courses for next year, please use the information in this booklet to inform yourself about the nature of each course; the prerequisites, restrictions, and possible fees for each course; and the number of mods each course meets per week. Also keep in mind the graduation requirements for a general diploma, honors diploma, and high honors diploma. As you plan your course selections for next year and beyond, the counselors and your advisory teacher are available to help answer questions and guide your decisions regarding progression of courses, college/career preparation, and general questions about the scheduling process. 2

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Graduation Requirements Graduation Honors High Honors Communication Arts** Math 4 3 4 3 4 3 Social Studies 3 3 3 Science 3 3 3 Physical Education (must include .5 Health) 1.5 1.5 1.5 Personal Finance .5 .5 .5 Fine Arts 1 1 1 Practical Arts 1 1 1 Elective 8 8 8 Additional Math or Science ---- ---- 1 Additional Credits* ---- 2 2 GPA ---- 3.33 3.67 Total Credits 25 27 28 *Additional credits must come in two of the following areas: additional Math course, additional Science course, additional Social Studies course, additional Communication Arts course, two courses in the same Foreign Language, any AP course beyond graduation requirements, or two successful years in the same SRTC program. Three Ag Science courses do not count as additional credit and/or extra Science credit for High Honors. **Foreign Language courses will not be counted toward meeting this criterion • A student meeting Honors or High Honors requirements will receive a special insignia on his or her diploma. • In order to be eligible for Top 10 Percent of the graduating class, the student must earn a Honors or High Honors Diploma. 3

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College Admission Requirements The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved the following minimum recommended 16-unit core curriculum requirements for admission to all public Missouri four-year colleges and universities. ENGLISH The student should successfully complete 4 units, one of which may be speech or debate, and 2 units emphasizing composition or writing skills. MATHEMATICS The student should successfully complete 3 units (high school level Algebra and beyond, including Algebra II). SOCIAL SCIENCE The student should successfully complete 3 units, including American History and at least one semester of American Government. SCIENCE The student should successfully complete 2 units (not including general science) one of which must be a laboratory science. VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS The student should successfully complete 1 unit (fine arts courses in visual arts, music, dance, or theater). ELECTIVES The student should successfully complete 3 units from foreign language and/or combinations of the above courses (two units of foreign language are strongly recommended). Keep in mind these are the MINIMUM requirements for admission to public four-- year Missouri colleges. It is important to check the requirements of each college to determine if its requirements exceed those shown above. The counseling office has information on all Missouri two--year and four--year colleges and universities, out-- of-- state colleges, applications and financial aid information, and ACT or SAT admission test registration. College admission representatives and military recruiters schedule meetings at Monett High School throughout the school year. Seniors are permitted one college day per semester and juniors are permitted one college day during spring semester to visit colleges in which they are interested. 4

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AGRICULTURE Course Name: Ag Science I Grade Level(s): 9, 10 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This introductory course prepares the student to enter advanced agriculture courses. Topics will include: the importance of agriculture, animal products, animal behavior, breeds of livestock, animal anatomy and physiology, animal digestion and nutrition, animal reproduction, animal health, FFA history, leadership, recordkeeping, shop safety, and arc welding. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): This is a prerequisite for all other agriculture courses. Course Name: Ag Science II Grade Level(s): 10, 11 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course prepares the student for other advanced agriculture courses and will include the following topics: plant parts and functions, asexual and sexual propagation in plants, entomology, pesticide safety, crop production, soils, forestry, careers in agriculture, greenhouse management, introduction to landscaping, recordkeeping, shop safety, and introduction to oxy-acetylene welding. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Ag Science I. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for all advanced agriculture courses. 5

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Course Name: Agricultural Construction Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course will include shop safety, careers, tool identification, arc welding, mig welding, oxy-acetylene welding, plasma arc cutting, woodworking, painting, and finishing. Lab time will be spent on skills and project construction. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Ag Science I & Ag Science II. Course Name: Animal Science/Dual Credit Animal Science Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course will include: advanced study in animal production, management, marketing, nutrition, breeding, production records, selection, animal health, waste management, and biotechnology. The student has the option of taking this course for Dual Credit (AGS 101) through Missouri State University. Course Length: Year Fee: Dual Credit fee through Missouri State University is $70 per credit hour Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Ag Science I & Ag Science II. 6

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ART Course Name: Advanced Art Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: Students will continue to develop and expand their area of visual arts. There will be assignments that the students will decide how they will complete the art work and the medium they will use. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended B or better) in Two-Dimensional Art and/or in Three-Dimensional Art. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for Art Portfolio. Course Name: Art & Design Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: This foundational class focuses on the elements and principles of Art and Design. Students who take this course will gain a broad overview of the visual arts. Students will be expected to use their own photographs and ideas for their projects. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for all other art courses. Course Name: Art Portfolio Course Description: Grade Level(s): 12 Credit Type: FA An independent study class for students who wish to build their portfolio; this course is based on an area of focus chosen by the student (generally the type of art or media in which the student works best). Students are expected to follow an intense schedule as they work independently and will be expected to create work for public display. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended B or better) in Advanced Art. Course Restriction(s): You cannot take any other art concurrently with this course. 7

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Course Name: Contemporary Art Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: This is a blended course that explores contemporary art and themes through an idea-driven instruction. Students will focus on visual thinking strategies and art appreciation. Recommended for students who do not want to learn traditional drawing and painting skills. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): This course is independent of studio art; students must take art and design before a level 2 art course. Course Name: Pottery Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: An introductory ceramics course, students will study hand building and wheel-throwing techniques to create three-dimensional forms. Students will also engage in fundamental glazing and firing techniques. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended C or better) in Art & Design. Course Restriction(s): None Course Name: Three-Dimensional Art Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: Three-Dimensional Art refers to artwork that is built to have length, width and height. In this course, students will study the media, techniques and history associated with carving, building, plaster, clay and weaving. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended C or better) in Art & Design. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Art and Art Portfolio. 8

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Course Name: Two-Dimensional Art Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: Two-Dimensional art refers to artwork created primarily on a flat surface such as paper and canvas. In this course, students will study the media, techniques and history associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended C or better) in Art & Design. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Art and Art Portfolio. 9

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BUSINESS Course Name: Accounting I/Dual Credit (DC) Accounting I/ Articulated Credit-OTC Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: Accounting I provides a thorough background in the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business. The accounting procedures presented serve as a solid background for employment in an office environment as well as preparation for studying business classes in college. Students will learn the accounting cycle by exploring techniques such as the double- entry accounting system covering a complete accounting cycle and investigation of the techniques involved in preparing and interpreting financial reports. Students will gain an understanding of logical processes and will learn how to work independently on short-and long term projects. May be taken as Dual Credit Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for all other Accounting courses. Course Name: Accounting II Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This second-year course helps prepare students for jobs and careers in an accounting or business field. It provides background and preparation for college accounting courses and business majors. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Accounting I. Course Restriction(s): This is a prerequisite for Accounting III. 10

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Course Name: Accounting III Grade Level(s): 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course is designed to cover the different types of accounting. Students will learn about corporation accounting, management accounting, and cost accounting. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit each in Accounting I and Accounting II. Course Restriction(s): None Course Name: Business Law Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: Business Law is the study of personal and business law as it relates to the citizen, the minor, the consumer, and the business community. Students will study the enforcement of the law, the court system, contracts, consumer rights, use of credit, employment contracts, commercial paper, insurance, and wills. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): None Course Name: Computer Applications/(DC) Dual Credit Computer Applications Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with many applications of computers using a “handson” approach. It includes units in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, e-mail, Internet, and Windows 7. Also included will be a discussion of the role computers play in modern society and a brief history of computers. Can be taken for dual credit through Drury University. GSTU 210 Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Digital Communications is recommended. Course Restriction(s): None 11

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Course Name: Desktop Publishing Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of graphic design to students interested in desktop publishing. Students learn to use type/fonts, layout, balance, color and other design elements to produce effective advertisements, brochures, newsletters, calendars, business cards and other documents on personal computers. Course Length: Semester Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): This course should be taken the same year as digital photography. Course Name: Digital Communications Grade Level(s): 9, 10 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course is designed to teach students various digital input and manipulation methods. Emphasis is placed on keyboarding technique, typing personal and business letters, and typing reports. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for Dual Credit (DC) Computer Applications. Course Name: Digital Photography Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: Photography in the art or process of capturing images with a camera. In this course, students will discover the history, media and techniques associated with digital photography. Students must have access to a digital camera (preferably one with manual settings) and a flash drive. Students may be responsible for printing some photographs at their own expense. Course Length: Semester Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit Art and Design or successfully completed Digital Photography in middle school. Course Restriction(s): This course should be taken the same year as Desktop Publishing. 12

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Course Name: Entrepreneurship Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: In this introductory business course, students learn the basics of planning and launching their own successful business. Whether they want to start their own money making business or create a nonprofit to help others, this course helps students develop the core skills they need to be successful. They learn how to come up with new business ideas, attract investors, market their business, and manage expenses. Course Length: Semester Prerequisite: None Course Restriction(s): This course should be taken the same year as Sports & Entertainment Management. Course Name: Introduction to Business Grade Level(s): 9, 10 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course provides students with a greater understanding of what business is, does, and how it functions in our economic system. This course stresses the importance of money, credit, banks, money management, and financial security. Students will learn to appreciate their role in our economy as a citizen, a worker, and a consumer. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): None Course Name: Sport & Entertainment Management Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course provides students with a greater understanding of what business is, does, and how it functions in our economic system. This course stresses the importance of money, credit, banks, money management, and financial security. Students will learn to appreciate their role in our economy as a citizen, a worker, and a consumer. Course Length: Semester Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): This course should be taken the same year as Entrepreneurship. 13

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COMMUNICATION ARTS Course Name: Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: CA Course Description: Students will explore the basic elements of rhetoric through study of required text readings and through the development of their own writing. Instruction in the elements of rhetoric include the following: writing with a purpose; addressing and appealing to an audience; creating effective text structures; and effecting appropriate style. Additional topics include argumentation and the skills of synthesizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, and citing secondary source material. This course may be taken in place of English III or English IV. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the option to complete the AP English exam for AP college credit. Course Length: Year Fee: $30 Prerequisite(s): Must have earned at least one credit each in English I and English II. Course Restriction(s): None Course Name: Advanced Placement (AP) Literature & Composition/ Dual Credit (DC) Lit 200 Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: CA Course Description: This class is a survey of great literature, books, dramas, poetry, a few films, and literary analysis writing. Students will engage in careful reading and critical analysis of literature. Students will consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such elements as language, imagery, symbolism and tone. This course will include intensive study of works from various genres and periods with concentration on works of recognized literary merit. Student reading will be accompanied by thoughtful discussion and writing. Writing instruction will include attention to developing and organizing ideas in clear, coherent, and persuasive language. Emphasis will be placed on helping students develop stylistic maturity, which includes a well--developed vocabulary, varied use of sentence structure, logical organization, and use of specific illustrative detail. This course may be taken in place of English III or English IV. The course will follow the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Literature and Composition curriculum. The student has the option of taking this course as an AP course or for Dual Credit (3 hours – Lit 200) though Missouri State University. At the conclusion of the course, if the student is taking as an AP course, they will have the option to complete the AP Literature exam for AP college credit. Course Length: Year Fee: $30 if taken as an AP Course. Dual Credit fee through Missouri State University is $70 per credit hour, subject to change. Prerequisite(s): AP; None. DC; Must meet one of the following criteria: earned a score of 4 or above on the AP English Language and Composition exam, successfully completed a college English 100 level or above course, or an ACT English subscore of 18 or higher AND a GPA of 3.0 of higher on the 4.0 scale. Course Restriction(s): None 14

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