2019-2020 MHS Course Description Book

 

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Table of Contents Introduction Launch Information Graduation Requirements College Admission Requirements Agriculture Art Business Communication Arts FACS Foreign Language General Electives Mathematics Music Personal Finance Physical Education Science Social Studies Speech/Debate/Drama GO CAPS Scott Regional Technology Center 2 2 3 4 5 8 11 17 23 26 30 32 37 43 44 47 53 61 64 67 1

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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. Courses offered online through Launch can be found at fueledbylaunch.com. If you are interested in taking an online Launch course, to meet enrollment and graduation requirements, please see your counselor for an application. 2

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Graduation Requirements Communication Arts** Math Social Studies Science Physical Education (must include .5 Health) Personal Finance Fine Arts Practical Arts Elective Additional Math or Science Additional Credits* GPA Total Credits Graduation 4 3 3 3 1.5 .5 1 1 8 ---- ------25 Honors 4 3 3 3 1.5 .5 1 1 8 ---- 2 3.33 27 High Honors 4 3 3 3 1.5 .5 1 1 8 1 2 3.67 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 Full Year Courses Ag I Ag II Ag Structure Semester Courses Conservational Resources Ag. Business Management 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 Structures Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course utilizes welding and woodworking in the development and construction of metal and wood projects. It may also include electrical wiring, electrical motors, concrete masonry, plumbing and sewage disposal, farm fences, product handling and processing equipment, and farm buildings. (CD 016720, CIP 01.0201) Course Rationale - Agriculture encompasses the food, fiber, conservation and natural resource systems, employing over 20% of the nation’s workforce. Basic construction skills and knowledge in welding, woodworking, electricity, plumbing, concrete, and masonry are necessary for the building of agricultural structures. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Ag Science I & Ag Science II. Course Name: Conservation of Natural Resources Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course prepares students for activities in the conservation and/or improvement of natural resources such as oil, water, air, forests, fish and wildlife for economic and recreational purposes. This course may involve participation in conservation related competitions such as Envirothon, Grasslands CDE, Forestry CDE, or Soils CDE. (CD 016759, CIP 03.0101) Course Rationale – Agriculture encompasses the food, fiber, conservation and natural resource systems, employing over 20% of the nation’s workforce. Management of our natural resources, wildlife, and ecological systems is an essential component in sustaining our environment. Course Length: Semester Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Ag Science I & Ag Science II. 6

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Course Name: Agricultural Business Management & Economics Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: This course combines farm management, agribusiness management, and content based on agricultural economic principles. Computer applications are included to enhance student understanding and utilization of current technology. Units include human relations, verbal and written communication, microcomputers in agriculture, economic principles, farm planning, agribusiness functions, and business management. (CD 016730, CIP 01.0101) Course Rationale – Agriculture encompasses the food, fiber, conservation and natural resource systems, employing over 20% of the nation’s workforce. Application of economic principles and business management to the agriculture industry provides the basis for financial success of an agribusiness. Course Length: Semester Prerequisite(s): Must have earned one credit in Ag Science I & Ag Science II. 7

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Art Full Year Courses Art & Design Contemporary Art Two Dimensional Three Dimensional Ceramics I Ceramics II Advanced Art Art Portfolio Semester Courses None 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 TwoDimensional 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. 8

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Course Name: Art Portfolio Grade Level(s): 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: 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. 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: Ceramics I (formerly Pottery) Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: Students will learn how to use clay to create 3-dimensional artworks. Students will learn about glazing techniques and the fundamental methods of hand building. Emphasis will be placed on craftsmanship, creativity and application. Students will need to maintain a sketchbook for planning, definitions of materials and learning about the ceramic process. The potters wheel will be introduced at the end of the course. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended C or better) in Art & Design or Contemporary Art. Course Restriction(s): None 9

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Course Name: Ceramics II Grade Level(s): 11, 12 Credit Type: FA Course Description: Ceramics II follows and builds upon the skills learned in Ceramics I. Focus will be on the construction of more complex pieces through creativity and problem solving in pottery. This class will introduce the additional challenges of hand building and wheel throwing techniques while allowing independent projects and student growth in the use of clay. Students will need to maintain a sketchbook for this class. Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): Earned one credit (and recommended C or better) in Ceramics I. 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 or Contemporary Art. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Art and Art Portfolio. 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 or Contemporary Art. Course Restriction(s): This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Art and Art Portfolio. 10

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Business Full Year Courses Accounting I Accounting II Accounting III Business Law Computer Applications (can be DC) Computer Science Principles Digital Communications Intro to Business Robotics and Engineering I Semester Courses Digital Photography Desktop Publishing Entrepreneurship Sports & Entertainment Mgmt Course Name: 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 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. 11

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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 “hands-on” approach. It includes units in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, email, Internet, and Windows 10. 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 12

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Course Name: Computer Science Principles Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit Type: PA Course Description: Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming and algorithms, this rigorous and engaging course explores many additional ideas of computing such as the Internet, Big Data, and Privacy. The course will encourage students to be curious, solve personally relevant problems and to express themselves through creation. Lessons will include discussions, presentations, peer feedback, and shared reflections. Student should expect a teacher-to-student shift of responsibility to formulate their own questions, develop their own solutions, and critique their own work Course Length: Year Prerequisite(s): None Course Restriction(s): None 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. 13

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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. 14

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