Course Description

Advanced World Geography

This course is a two semester course, which includes Advanced World Geography Part A and Advanced World Geography Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to provide students with the skills to ask geographic questions, acquire geographic information, arrange geographic information, analyze geographic information, and answer geographic questions. Through this course, you will address the skills and elements by examining Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Middle America, North America, and South America. Skill development will include, but is not limited to, the interpretation of maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, primary documents, and other social studies tools. The avenues for these concepts are developed through the social studies strands.

Algebra I 

This course is a two semester course, which includes Algebra I Part A and Algebra I Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to comprehend and understand basic algebraic terms and expressions. Through this course, you will expand your understanding of basic Algebra by helping you to understand relationships between numbers and their properties and perform operations fluently; understand, represent, and analyze patterns, relations, and function; understand how algebra and geometric representations interconnect and build on one another; demonstrate and apply various formulas in problem-solving situations; and represent, analyze, and make inferences based on data with and without the use of technology.

Algebra II

This course is a two semester course, which includes Algebra II Part A and Algebra II Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to build on earlier experiences with linear equations and functions. Through this course, you will explore a genre of functions expands to include polynomial, exponential, rational, and radical examples. Attention is given to inverses, composition of functions, and families of graphs. Computations with matrices, logarithms, and complex numbers are introduced.

American Government 

This course is a one semester course, which includes American Government Part A and American Government Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to understand the American system of government. Through this course, you will learn more about the how the world is organized politically, the formation of American foreign policy and the roles the United States plays in the international arena.

Anatomy and Physiology

This course is a two semester course, which includes Anatomy and Physiology Part A and Anatomy and Physiology Part B. It is designed to explore the basic organization of the body, biochemical composition, and major body systems along with the impact of diseases on certain systems. Through this course, you will gain more knowledge on the structure and function of the human body.

Biology I

This course is a two semester course, which includes Biology I Part A and Biology I Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to study living organisms and their physical environment. Through this course, you will apply scientific methods of inquiry and research in examination of the following topics: chemical basis of life; cell structure; function; reproduction; energy; molecular basis of genetics; natural selection and diversity; and ecology.

Business and Marketing

This course is a two semester course, which includes Business and Marketing Part 1 and Business and Marketing Part 2. It is designed to offer knowledge and helpful advice about marketing basics and strategy; not only to the business oriented person, but to anyone looking to market themselves in the working world. Through this course, you will overview basic, yet necessary marketing terminology along with ideas to help you put together a successful marketing program. You will also engage in your own imagination to come up with marketing ideas for products, businesses and your own résumé.

Business Math

This course is a two semester course, which includes Business Math Part 1 and Business Math Part 2. It is designed to reinforce basic math skills and its relevance to everyday applications. The course will assist students in reaching a level of increased competence in mathematics and expanded understanding of the applications of mathematical concepts in business activities. Emphasis is placed upon learning mathematical concepts through practical application to common business problems.

Career Exploration

This course is a two semester course, which includes Career Exploration Part 1 and Career Exploration Part 2. It is designed to give students the opportunity to look at various career paths and foster an understanding of workplace realities. Through this course, you will learn about exploring careers, finding and applying for employment, employment skills, and lifelong learning.

Chemistry

This course is a two semester course, which includes Chemistry Part A and Chemistry Part B. It is designed to develop and communicate an understanding of structure, physical and chemical properties, and chemical change. Through this course, you will gain knowledge of the properties of matter, measurement and use of the International System of Measurement applied to mathematical operations, atomic theory, bonding, periodicity, nomenclature, equations and reactions, stoichiometry of aqueous solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and electron chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry.

Computer Applications

This course is a two semester course, which includes Computer Applications Part A and Computer Applications Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to comprehend and understand the function of the basic computer applications. Through this course, you will learn the basics of Microsoft Office and general computer operations.

Economics

This course is a one semester course, which includes Economics Part A and Economics Part B. It is designed to help students better understand the United States free enterprise system. Through this course, you will interpret maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, primary documents and other social studies tools.

Employability Skills

This course is a two semester course, which includes Employability Skills Part 1 and Employability Skills Part 2. It is designed to teach students the importance of various employability skills and create an employable individual. Through this course, you will learn various skills necessary to be good citizens, productive workers, and life-long learners.

English I

This course is a two semester course, which includes English I Part A and English I Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to master the grammar and mechanics of English and write in a variety of formats. Through this course, you will develop and apply expansive knowledge of words and word meanings to communicate. You will comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing lengthy, difficulty, and complexity; produce, analyze, and evaluate effective communication; and use Standard English grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure to communicate.

English II 

This course is a two semester course, which includes English II Part A and English II Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to expand and build on lessons learned in English I. Through this course, you will study for mastery of the grammar and mechanics of English II and write in a variety of formats. Students will write essays and read works of World Literature critically and analytically.

English III

This course is a two semester course, which includes English III Part A and English III Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to expand and build on lessons learned in English II. Through this course, you will write essays, write a research paper, and read works of American Literature critically and analytically. You will continue to develop clarity, organization, style, and sentence structure.

English IV

This course is a two semester course, which includes English IV Part A and English IV Part B. It is designed to help you develop clarity, organization, style, and sentence structure. Through this course, you will develop and apply expansive knowledge of words and word meanings to communicate and comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing lengthy, difficulty, and complexity. You will also be able to produce, analyze, and evaluate effective communication and use Standard English grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure to communicate.

Entrepreneurship

This course is a two semester course, which includes Entrepreneurship Part 1 and Entrepreneurship Part 2. It is designed to provide the potential entrepreneur with an understanding of the common legal issues encountered by the business owner. Through this course, you will learn what an entrepreneur is and the various steps it takes to start and run a business.

Environmental Science

This course is a two semester course, which includes Environmental Science Part A and Environmental Science Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to comprehend and understand the function of the Earth’s systems. Through this course, you will learn more about the flow of matter and energy in ecosystems, the relationships and changes within an ecosystem, the major biomes of the world’s ecosystems, and the interrelationships among the resources and human activities in the local environment.

Geometry

This course is a two semester course, which includes Geometry Part A and Geometry Part B. It is designed to develop spatial sense and reasoning skills. You will use the language of geometry to communicate an understanding of the properties and characteristics that encompass geometry. Through this course, you will able to compute and determine the reasonableness of a result in mathematical and real-world situations with and without technology.

Health

This course is a one semester course, which includes Health Part A and Health Part B. It is designed to foster an understanding and appreciation for the overall well-being of your body, your mind, and your relationships with others. Through this course, you will learn more information on health risks, mental disorders, family relationships, food and nutrition, fitness, personal care, drug prevention, reproduction and heredity, pregnancy, diseases and community health and first-aid.

History of Western Theater

This course is a two semester course, which includes History of Western Theater Part A and History of Western Theater Part B. It is designed to foster appreciation for the development of the theatrical arts throughout the western world. Through this course, you will gain more knowledge about the geographic, historic, political, and social events that have contributed to the theatre’s development.

Integrated Technology

This course is a two semester course, which includes Integrated Technology Part 1 and Integrated Technology Part 2. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to comprehend and understand the function of the basic computer applications. Through this course, you will learn the basics of Microsoft Word and basic computer operations. You will also learn about how technology is used in the workplace. You will pick a job or career field and research how technology is used in that field. You will be required to turn in a portfolio at the end of your course that will contain your written assignments. Your grade will be based on the material in your portfolio.

Life Skills

This course is a two semester course, which includes Life Skills Part 1 and Life Skills Part 2. It is designed to help students learn various life skills that are critical to their future success. Through this course, you will explore skills that can be applied to practical situations that you face in your everyday life.

Marketing

This course is a two semester course, which includes Marketing Part A and Marketing Part B. It is designed to offer knowledge and helpful advice about marketing basics and strategy; not only to the business oriented person, but to anyone looking to market themselves in the working world. Through this course, you will overview basic, yet necessary marketing terminology along with ideas to help you put together a successful marketing program. You will also engage in your own imagination to come up with marketing ideas for products, businesses and your own résumé.

Mississippi Studies

This course is a one semester course, which includes Mississippi Studies Part A and Mississippi Studies Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to foster appreciation for the state and its culture. Through this course, you will learn more about geographic, historic, economic, political, and social events that have contributed to the state’s development.

Physical Science

This course is a two semester course, which includes Physical Science Part A and Physical Science Part B. It is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop and communicate an understanding of physics and chemistry through hands-on activities, mathematical expressions, and concept explorations. Through this course, you will learn more about the structure of matter, chemical and physical properties and changes, kinematics, dynamics, energy, waves, electricity and magnetism.

Spanish Appreciation

This course is a two semester course, which includes Spanish Appreciation Part A and Spanish Appreciation Part B. It is designed to introduce students to another language that is useful in society today, with additional cultural connections. Through this course, you will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, greetings, numbers, and other fun facts about the Spanish-speaking countries.

Survey of Mathematics

This course is a two semester course, which includes Survey of Mathematics Part 1 and Survey of Mathematics Part 2. It is designed help students understand basic finances and learn to use math in everyday business and personal situations. Through this course, you will learn about budgets, costs, investments, revenue, basic algebra, and data analysis.

Transitions to Algebra

This course is a two semester course, Transitions to Algebra Part A and Transitions to Algebra Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to be successful in Algebra I. Through this course, you will expand your understanding of basic Algebra by making generalizations about the characteristics of graphs and their associated equations, expanding the techniques used to solve equations, and applying properties to real-world applications, routine word, and non-routine problems.

United States History

This course is a two semester course, which includes United States History Part A and United States History Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to foster appreciation for the United States and its culture. Through this course, you will include the geographic, historic, economic, political, and social events that have contributed to the development of the United States.

Work-Based Learning

This course is a two semester course, which includes Work-Based Learning Part 1 and Work-Based Learning Part 2. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to foster appreciation for the job world and what is required in the field of work you choose. Through this course, you will learn how to work with others, what an employer requires, how to interact with others in the field, what technology is used in the field, what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to improve your job skills, and other job related skills that you will learn from hands-on work in your field of choice.

World History

This course is a two semester course, which includes World History Part A and World History Part B. It is designed to give you the foundational skills required to interpret maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, primary documents, and other social studies tools. Through this course, you will learn about ancient history. You will also be able to explain how geography, economics, and politics have influenced the historical development of various nations from 1750-present; describe the impact of science and technology in the historical development of the world since 1750; describe the relationships of people, places, and environments through the 19th and 20th centuries; demonstrate the ability to apply and interpret social studies tools; and explain how civic responsibilities are important to Americans as citizens of a global community.