Curriculum

Course Catalog

Each of the sections below gives the details of a specific course available through New Learning Resources Online (NLRO).

*Below are descriptions for some of the popular courses.  A full list of NLRO course descriptions can be found in the Student Catalog

Advanced World Geography

Advanced World Geography is designed 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.

CCR Algebra I

Algebra I 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 problemsolving situations; and represent, analyze, and make inferences based on data with and without the use of technology. This course is designed to prepare students for OL CCR Geometry and/or OL CCR Algebra II.

CCR Algebra II

Algebra II serves as an extension of Algebra I with a variety of topics explored in greater depth. 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 that expands to include polynomial, exponential, rational, and radical examples. Attention is given to inverses, the composition of functions, and families of graphs. Computations with matrices, logarithms, and complex numbers are introduced. Technology, especially graphing calculators, should be incorporated throughout this course.

U.S. Government

U.S. Government /American National Government is designed to give student’s the foundational skills required to understand the American system of government. Through this course, you will learn more about how the world is organized politically, the formation of American foreign policy and the roles the United States plays in the international arena. 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.

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology 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; which include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Through this course, you will gain more knowledge on the structure and function of the human body.

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation is designed to provide students with a new understanding and insight into the process and products of the art world. Through this course, you will gain knowledge of the types and uses of the different art mediums, the different period and style of art throughout the ages, and an introduction to some of the most influential artists around the world.

Foundations of Biology

Foundations of Biology is designed to study living organisms and their physical environment. Students should apply scientific methods of inquiry and research in an examination of the following topics: chemical basis of life; cell structure; function; reproduction; energy; molecular basis of genetics; natural selection and diversity; and ecology.

Chemistry

Chemistry is designed to develop and communicate an understanding of the 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

Computer Applications is designed to give you the fundamental 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/OL

Economics is designed to help students better understand the United States free enterprise system. Emphasis will be placed upon the way in which individuals, households, firms, industries, and governments decide to employ their given talents and resources to best satisfy their many needs. 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.

OL CCR English I

OL CCR English I 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 an expansive knowledge of words and word meanings to communicate.

OL CCR English II

OL CCR English II is designed to give you the fundamental skills required to expand and build on lessons learned in OL CCR English I. Through this course, students will study the grammar and mechanics of OL CCR English II and write in a variety of formats. Students will write essays and read works of World Literature critically and analytically.

OL CCR English III

OL CCR English III is designed to give you the fundamental skills required to expand and build on lessons learned in OL CCR English II. Through this course, you will write essays and a research paper, as well as, read works of American Literature critically and analytically. You will also continue to develop clarity, organization, style, and sentence structure.

OL CCR English IV

OL CCR English IV is designed to help you develop clarity, organization, style, and sentence structure.

OL Environmental Science

OL Environmental Science is designed to give you the fundamental 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

Geometry 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

Health 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 Theatre

History of Western Theatre is designed to foster an appreciation for the development of the theatrical arts throughout the western world. Through this course, you will gain more knowledge about the geographic, historical, political, and social events that have contributed to the theatre’s development.

Marketing

Marketing 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 view 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

Mississippi Studies is designed to give you the fundamental skills required to foster an 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

Physical Science 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.

Foundations of Algebra

Transitions to Algebra 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.

Spanish Appreciation

Spanish Appreciation is designed to introduce students to another language that is useful in today’s society, as well as provide additional cultural connections. Through this course, you will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, greetings, numbers, and other fun facts about the Spanish‐speaking countries.

World History

World History is designed to give you the fundamental skills required to interpret maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, primary documents, and other social studies tools.

United States History

United States History will have students trace the history of the United States from Reconstruction’s end to the modern period. Through this course, you will learn about the geographic, historic, economic, political, and social events that have contributed to the development of the United States. Skill development will include but is not limited to, the interpretation of maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, primary documents, and other social studies tools.

Economics/OL

Economics is designed to help students better understand the United States free enterprise system. Emphasis will be placed upon the way in which individuals, households, firms, industries, and governments decide to employ their given talents and resources to best satisfy their many needs. 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.

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