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South Bend Community School Corporation

2008--2009

High School

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SBCSC

South Bend Community School Corporation

Secondary Administration Staff

John Adams High School Clay High School

Principal............................... F. Todd Wiedemann

Principal........................................... Ruth Warren

Assistant Principals........................... Otha Reese

Assistant Principals.....................Teretha Hooker

Kathi Troyer

Mansour Eid

Student Management Dir. ............John Woodruff

Student Managagement Dir. ...... William Groves

Athletic Director............................Teri Woodruff

Athletic Director.........................Greg Humnicky

Counselors.................................Charan Richards

Counselors...................................... Earl Hairston

Tammy Berebitsky, Michelle Freel

Judy Callahan, John Grabowski,

Pam Kahn

Catherine Henderson

Magnet Coordinator.....................Rosemary Hess

Magnet Coordinator ....................Candace Butler

Telephone Numbers: Main Office........................................... 283-7700 FAX...................................................... 283-7704 Counselors' Office................................ 283-7710 Athletic Office...................................... 283-7713 Magnet Office....................................... 283-7733

Telephone Numbers: Main Office........................................... 243-7000 FAX...................................................... 243-7005 Counselors' Office................................ 243-7014 Athletic Office...................................... 243-7006 Magnet Office....................................... 243-7242

Riley High School Washington High School

Principal....................................Edward Bradford

Principal...............................George McCullough

Assistant Principals..............Francois Bayingana

Assistant Principals........................Anna Phillips

John Kennedy

Byron Sanders

Student Management Dir. ............................................

Student Managagement Dir. .......... Rick Tomaszewski

Athletic Director................................. John Berta

Athletic Director................... Patrick Mackowiak

Counselors................................... Dennis Kielton

Counselors.................................. Kathleen Miller

Judy Bovenkerk, Elizabeth Gavin

Irene Patterson

Judith Hums

Theresa Lauver

Magnet Coordinator...............Christine Banaszak

Magnet Coordinator ......................Martha Lustik

Telephone Numbers: Main Office........................................... 283-8400 FAX...................................................... 283-8405 Counselors' Office................................ 283-8414 Athletic Office...................................... 283-8419 Magnet Office....................................... 283-8497

Telephone Numbers: Main Office........................................... 283-7200 FAX...................................................... 283-7205 Counselors' Office................................ 283-7214 Athletic Office...................................... 283-7207 Magnet Office....................................... 283-7990

COURSE GUIDE

South Bend Community School Corporation

Mission Statement

We will achieve excellence in learning for each student, embracing the diversity within our community. We commit to building relationships based on trust and care, fostering innovative approaches to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and inspiring community pride.

Planning

This document contains information to assist you in planning your high school educational program. You should have a clear understanding of the requirements for the high school diploma which you choose to pursue; and you should also have a schedule of courses which you need to take each semester for your diploma track. You are asked to read the description of the courses which are offered so that you can plan accordingly and establish a schedule which is sequential in nature but, most importantly, challenging as well. If you need additional assistance, you are encouraged to contact your counselor and take full advantage of all the services which are available to you. This is a very important time in your educational life -- take full advantage of it.

Robert L. Zimmerman Superintendent

TABLE OF CONTENTS

High School Diploma Requirements........................................ 4 Class of 2009................................................................. 4

Class of 2010................................................................. 5 Classes of 2011 & 2012................................................. 7 Course Worksheets .................................................................. 9 Guidelines for Course Selection............................................. 12 How to Use the High School Course Description Book ....... 13 Magnet Program Descriptions ............................................... 14 Business Education Department............................................. 15 Family and Consumer Sciences Dept..................................... 17 Fine Arts Department............................................................. 19 Magnet Courses at Adams .......................................... 21 Magnet Courses at Clay .............................................. 22 Health Education Department................................................ 25 JROTC .............................................................................. 26 Language Arts Department..................................................... 27 Magnet Courses at Adams .......................................... 31 Magnet Courses at Clay .............................................. 31 Mathematics Department........................................................ 32 Magnet Courses at Adams........................................... 34 Multi-Disciplinary Courses.................................................... 34 Physical Education Department............................................. 35 Science Department................................................................ 36 Magnet Courses at Adams........................................... 38 Social Studies Department..................................................... 39 Magnet Courses at Adams........................................... 41 World Language Department.................................................. 42 Magnet Courses at Adams........................................... 45 Special Education Department............................................... 46 Spec. Ed./Life Skills.................................................... 49 Technology Education Programs............................................ 50 Magnet Courses at Riley ............................................. 51 Career and Technical Programs.............................................. 53 Magnet Courses at Washington .................................. 56 Cooperative Education Programs........................................... 58

SBCSC

High School Diploma Requirements

Class of 2009

General Diploma

English/Lang. Arts

8 credits

Mathematics

4 credits

Must include 2 credits

in Algebra I

Science

4 credits

Must include credits

from more than one

of the three major

categories in Life

Science, Physical

Science, and Earth &

Space Science

Social Studies

4 credits

2 credits: U.S. History

1 credit: U.S. Govt.

1 credit in another

Social Studies course

Other Subjects

2 credits

(In any of the above

subjects)

Foreign Languages

Arts

Computers

Career Area

Physical Education Health Electives TOTAL

1 credit 1 credit 16 credits 40 Credits

Core 40 Diploma

Academic Honors Diploma*

8 credits

8 credits

6-8 credits

8 credits **

2 credits: Algebra I

2 credits: Algebra I

2 credits: Geometry

2 credits: Geometry

2 credits: Algebra II

2 credits: Algebra II

Additional credits in: 2 credits: Additional

Pre-Calculus/Trig.,

credits in Pre-Calculus/

Probability and Statistics, Trig., Probability and

Discrete Math, or

Statistics, Discrete Math,

AP Calculus

or AP Calculus

6 credits 2 credits: Biology I 2 credits: Chemistry I, Physics I, or Integrated Chemistry - Physics 2 credits: Additional credits in Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, or Advanced Physics

6 credits 2 credits: Biology I 2 credits: Chemistry I, Physics I, or Integrated Chemistry ? Physics 2 credits: Additional credits in Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, or Advanced Physics

6 credits 2 credits: U.S. History 1 credit: U.S. Govt. 1 credit: World History and Civilization or World Geography 1 credit: Economics 1 credit: Additional course from the Social Studies area

6 credits 2 credits: U.S. History 1 credit: U.S. Govt. 3 credits: Additional credits in courses with an emphasis on Economics, Geography, or World History

8 credits (in any of the above subjects or any of the four subjects below) Encouraged Encouraged Encouraged Encouraged

8-10 credits (in the two subjects below)

6-8 credits*** 2 credits Encouraged Encouraged

1 credit 1 credit 2-4 credits 40 credits

1 credit 1 credit 7-9 credits 47 credits

* Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above may count towards an Academic Honors Diploma (AHD) and, a student must have a grade point average of "B" or above. ** If a student has completed a junior high course equivalent to high school Algebra I and is placed in Algebra II, that student must earn 6 high school mathematics credit ? otherwise, they must earn 8 credits. *** If a student studies only one language then 6 credits are required ? otherwise they must earn 4 credits in one language and 4 credits in another language. If a student begins high school at a Level II, that student needs to earn only 4 credits in that language, or 2 credits in that language and 4 credits in another language.

COURSE GUIDE

High School Diploma Requirements

Class of 2010 page 1

Indiana General High School Diploma

Course and Credit Requirements

English/Lang. Arts 8 credits

Mathematics

4 credits

2 credits: Algebra I 2 credits: any math course

Science

4 credits

2 credits: Biology I 2 credits: any science course

Social Studies

4 credits

2 credits: U.S. History 1 credit: U.S. Government 1 credit: any social studies course

Physical Education 2 credits

Health and Wellness 1 credit

Career Academic Sequence

6 credits

Flex Credit

5 credits

To earn 5 Flex Credits a student must complete one of the following: ? Additional credits to extend the career academic sequence ? Courses involving workplace learning, which may include the following courses:

o Career exploration internship o Professional career internship o Business cooperative experiences o Cooperative family and consumer sciences o Industrial cooperative education o Interdisciplinary cooperative education o Marketing field experience ? High School/College dual credit courses ? Additional courses in: o Language Arts o Social Studies o Mathematics o Science o World Languages o Fine Arts

Electives

6 credits

TOTAL

40 credits

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