HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE

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LEWISVILLE ISD

2015 - 2016

HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE

Flower Mound High School ? FMHS 9th Grade Campus Hebron High School ? HHS 9th Grade Campus

Lewisville High School ? LHS Harmon 9th/10th Grade Campus ? LHS Killough 9th /10th Grade Campus Marcus High School ? MHS 9th Grade Campus The Colony High School

Career Center East ? Dale Jackson Career Center Lewisville Learning Center

Updated: 2.3.15

It is the policy of Lewisville I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

It is the policy of Lewisville I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Lewisville, I.S.D. will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Kevin Rogers at 1565 West Main St., Lewisville, Texas 75067, 972350-4750 and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Dr. Paula Walker at 136 West Purnell St., Lewisville, TX 75057, 469-713-5203.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION .............................................................................. 6 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS .......................................................... 7

LISD GRADUATION PLAN OVERVIEW .......................................................................................... 8 TOWARD EXCELLENCE, ACCESS, & SUCCESS (TEXAS) GRANT PROGRAM .......................... 9 TOP TEN PERCENT RULE AND AUTOMATIC ADMISSIONS...................................................... 10 LISD GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 2015 ? 2016 ................... 11 STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL PRIOR TO 2014-2015................................................... 11

RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.......................................................................... 11 MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM ...................................................................................... 11 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM.......................................................................... 12 RHSP AND DAP OPTIONS FOR FOURTH MATH AND SCIENCE............................................ 13 STUDENTS ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL 2014-2015 AND AFTER................................................ 15 FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PLAN CORE COURSE OPTIONS ............................................... 16 FHSP ENDORSEMENTS............................................................... 17 BENEFITS OF GRADUATING WITH AN ENDORSEMENT ....................................................... 17 FHSP PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. ................................................................... 17 FHSP DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT................................................................. 18 BENEFITS OF THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT .......................................... 18 SELECTING AN ENDORSEMENT............................................................................................. 19 CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS BY ENDORSEMENT ......................................................... 20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ........................................................ 22 STATE ASSESSMENTS AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................. 22 GRADE POINT AND RANKING CALCULATION 2015 - 2016 ....................................................... 23 TRANSFER GRADES ................................................................................................................ 24 CREDIT ACCRUAL AND CLASSIFICATION ................................................................................. 24 DETERMINING CREDIT FOR FULL-TERM COURSES............................................................. 24 STUDENT CLASSIFICATION .................................................................................................... 25 HIGH SCHOOL COURSES TAKEN AT MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL............................................ 25 ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF CREDIT ACCRUAL................................................................... 25 LISD PROGRAMS ......................................................................................................................... 28 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM...................................................................................... 28 ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION (AVID) ................................................... 28

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GIFTED / TALENTED SERVICES .............................................................................................. 29 CORE COURSE LISTINGS ........................................................... 31

ENGLISH ? LANGUAGE ARTS ..................................................................................................... 31 MATHEMATICS ............................................................................................................................. 37 SCIENCE ....................................................................................................................................... 42 SOCIAL STUDIES ......................................................................................................................... 49 LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH/WORLD LANGUAGES ................................................... 58 ENRICHMENT COURSES ............................................................. 66 ACADEMIC PREPARATION.......................................................................................................... 66

ACADEMIC DECATHLON.......................................................................................................... 66 AP SEMINAR ............................................................................................................................. 66 PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP PREPARATION/READING ......................................................................... 67 ACADEMIC STUDIES/STUDY SKILLS/STAAR REVIEW........................................................... 68 ATHLETICS ................................................................................................................................... 72 CAREER & TECHNICAL PROGRAMS & ACHIEVETEXAS.......................................................... 74 CAREER CENTER COURSES BY CAMPUS............................................................................. 77 AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES ........................................................... 78 ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION.................................................................................. 81 ARTS, AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION .................................................. 84 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION ............................................................... 90 EDUCATION AND TRAINING .................................................................................................... 93 FINANCE.................................................................................................................................... 94 HEALTH SCIENCE .................................................................................................................... 95 HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM .................................................................................................. 97 HUMAN SERVICES ................................................................................................................... 99 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY............................................................................................... 101 LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS, AND SECURITY.................................................... 103 MANUFACTURING .................................................................................................................. 105 MARKETING ............................................................................................................................ 106 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH (STEM) ................................................... 108 TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS............................................................... 110 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS.............................................................................................. 112 PRACTICUM/CAREER PREP IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS .................................................. 115 FINE ARTS .................................................................................................................................. 117

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ART .......................................................................................................................................... 117 BAND/ORCHESTRA ................................................................................................................ 122 CHOIR...................................................................................................................................... 126 DANCE..................................................................................................................................... 128 THEATRE ARTS ...................................................................................................................... 129 HEALTH / PHYSICAL EDUCATION ............................................................................................ 132 JOURNALISM.............................................................................................................................. 135 JUNIOR ROTC ............................................................................................................................ 138 NAVY JROTC (Naval Science) ................................................................................................. 138 AIR FORCE JROTC (Aerospace Science) ............................................................................... 140 ARMY JROTC (Military Science) .............................................................................................. 144 SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES ............................................................................................. 146 COURSE CODES .................................................................................................................... 147 SPEECH AND DEBATE............................................................................................................... 150 INDEX OF COURSES .................................................................. 152 APPENDIX.................................................................................... 160 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS (AAA) ................................................................................ 160 GRADUATION PLAN COMPARISON SIDE-BY-SIDE ................................................................. 161 FOUR YEAR PLAN SAMPLES .................................................................................................... 162 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM ........................................................................... 162 GRADE ......................................................................................... 162 RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM........................................................................ 163 GRADE ......................................................................................... 163 FOUNDATION PROGRAM .......................................................................................................... 164 Arts & Humanities Endorsement - Non-CTE Pathway............................................................... 164 Business & Industry - CTE Pathway ......................................................................................... 165 Business & Industry ?Non-CTE Pathway.................................................................................. 166 Multidisciplinary Endorsement ?CTE Pathway.......................................................................... 167 Multidisciplinary Endorsement ? Non-CTE Pathway ................................................................. 168 Public Services Endorsement ? CTE Pathway ......................................................................... 169 Public Services Endorsement ? Non-CTE Pathway .................................................................. 170 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math - CTE Pathway....................................................... 171 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math ? Non-CTE Pathway .............................................. 172

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