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GREENVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
Secondary Curriculum Guide
2015-2016
“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by
the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do
not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it”. William Haley
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Table of Contents
Directory
P. 2
District Mission Statement
P. 3
Letter to Secondary School Students
P. 4
Middle School Curriculum
Pp. 5-19
High School Curriculum
P. 20
Career Path
Pp. 29-53
Advanced High School Courses
P. 55
Summer School & Correspondence Courses
Pp. 56
Online Courses; Change of Schedule
P. 56-57
Class Rank; Driver Ed; Home/Private School Students
P. 57
Special Programs
Pp. 58-59
Technology and Career Discovery Curriculum
P. 60
Mississippi Scholars Initiative
P. 60
Solomon Magnet School
P. 61
Dual Enrollment
P. 64
College and University Admission Requirements
Pp. 64-65
Graduation Requirements
P. 66-69
Math & Science Classes to Take
P. 70-73
Course Descriptions
P. 74
Access to a Substantive & Rigorous Curriculum Policy
Pp. 123-125
School District Organization Plan
P. 124
Required Courses of Each Secondary School
P. 126
Appendix
Career Pathway Option
Career Diploma Option
Credit Recovery Policy
Directory
Dr. Leeson Taylor, II Superintendent, Greenville Public School District, 662-334-7004
Mrs. Eddie Mae Springfield, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, 662-334-3948
Greenville High School
419 Robertshaw Street
Greenville, Mississippi, 38701
Phone # 662-334-7063
Solomon Magnet School
556 Bowman Boulevard
Greenville, Mississippi, 38701
Phone # 662-334-7051
Coleman Middle School
400 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Greenville, Mississippi, 38701
Phone # 662-334-7036
T.L. Weston Middle School
901 Archer Street
Greenville, Mississippi, 38701
Phone # 662-334-7080
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DISTRICT MISSION
The mission of the Greenville Public School District is to
provide the opportunity for all to achieve success.
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To the Students of the Secondary Schools:
Planning for your educational experiences is a process which you must know and follow if you
are to take advantage of the many programs offered in the secondary schools of this district.
You must assess your needs in relationship to your interests, abilities, and desires; set goals and
objectives; plan an educational program to achieve these goals and objectives; and periodically
evaluate progress in achieving these goals and objectives.
The Guidance Program of the secondary schools of Greenville is designed to assist you in
making an assessment of your needs. By means of standardized testing, interest inventories,
and group-guidance activities, you should become more knowledgeable about yourself. As
you progress through the secondary schools, you must become more knowledgeable about
yourself and the world in which you live.
Goal setting is a process to be taught by the schools and learned by each student. One of
the most useful outcomes of schooling is the ability to set worthwhile achievable goals.
Goals change, but the process of goal setting will not change.
With your own personal goals in mind, you must become more knowledgeable about the
educational offerings of the secondary schools and begin to match these with your own
goals. This will be an ongoing process and one which will require the involvement of a
number of persons. The student, home, and school must be involved in this process. The
courses offered by the secondary schools are designed to provide the necessary skills for
goal achievement. This booklet will describe the course offerings of the secondary schools
of Greenville.
As you progress through the secondary schools, you must periodically evaluate that progress.
Educational planning must be based on that evaluation. The faculty and staff of the secondary
schools will assist in that planning.
Greenville and the State of Mississippi have provided the resources for an outstanding
educational program in your schools. Take full advantage of your opportunities.
Now that you are here, will you make the difference? Will you be successful in your plans academic and/or vocational? What do you plan to do? Are you going to college, or will you
seek a vocation that does not require college? Do you know which subjects are required of a
welder or an engineer? Your Blueprint will help you answer these and other questions about
your future. It will help you make the difference now that you are here.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
A STUDENT GUIDE TO MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The information in this portion of Blueprints: A Curriculum Guide is designed to assist students
and parents with the selection of courses for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and to
provide information for long-range planning. Elective course offerings may vary from school to
school depending upon student interest, teacher availability and total school enrollment.
Elementary school counselors will work closely with parents and students during this transition
to let you know what options are available.
These are important years. They mark the transition from elementary school to the high school
program. Please study this publication and talk with your parents, guidance counselor, and
teachers. Choices in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades influence decisions in the high school
program.
Subject Choice
Courses listed in this booklet will be included in the curriculum for the upcoming school year
dependent upon sufficient enrollment. Due to state requirements and budget constraints,
students in grades 6-8 generally have very limited options regarding their course selections.
Your guidance counselor and/or fifth grade teacher will inform you of any course options that
may be available to you during your middle school years.
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Middle School Mathematics Sequence
Prior to the 2013-2014 school year, eighth graders was allowed to take Pre-Algebra, Transition to
Algebra, and Algebra I for a Carnegie unit credit. After the 2013-2014 school year, Pre-Algebra
and Transition to Algebra were no longer available. Effective the 2014-2015 year, Carnegie
units may be earned by seventh and eighth graders for the following courses: CCR Compacted
Math Grade 7, CCR Math Grade 8, CCR Compacted Math Grade 8 (with Integrated Math I), and
CCR Math Grade 8(with Algebra I/Traditional). Beginning school year 2014-2015,
Compensatory Mathematics may only be taken if a credit-bearing Math course is taken in the
same school year.
Advanced Education Programs
Accelerated students attending middle schools in Greenville Public Schools District may enroll in
accelerated courses upon approval of an application to Solomon Magnet School.
Accelerated courses are offered at Solomon Magnet School in Math, Language Arts, Social
Studies, and Science.
Accelerated courses provide rapid paced instruction and students explore subjects in great
depth and intensity. These rigorous courses afford students the opportunity to experience
accelerated courses in preparation for Advanced Placement courses in high school.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
Prerequisite: Language Arts, Grade 5
This course calls for students to proficiently read grade-appropriate complex literature and
informational text while further developing the ability to cite textual evidence to support analyses.
Students focus on examining how authors use reasons to make their points and support arguments with
evidence, separating unsupported assertions from those backed by evidence. Students analyze both the
structure and content of complex, grade-appropriate texts, determining how sentences and paragraphs
within texts influence and contribute to the unfolding of a plot and the development and elaboration of
events or ideas. Additional Standards for Reading Literature and Standards for Reading Informational
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Text offer detailed expectations for student academic performance in preparation for college and
careers.
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
Prerequisite: Language Arts, Grade 6
This course calls for students to demonstrate an emerging sophistication in their ability to read
challenging complex texts closely such that they can cite multiple instances of specific evidence to
support their assertions. By the end of grade 7, students should be able to recognize the interplay
between setting, plot and, characters and provide an objective summary of a text apart from their own
reaction to it. They become adept at stepping back to compare and contrast different interpretations of
a topic, identifying how authors shape their presentation of key information and choose to highlight
certain facts over others. In similar fashion, students can trace how an argument develops within a text
and assess the validity of the evidence. Additional Standards for Reading Literature and Standards for
Reading Informational Text offer detailed expectations for student academic performance in
preparation for college and careers.
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
Prerequisite: Language Arts, Grade 7
This course call for students to grapple with high-quality, complex nonfiction texts and great works of
literature. Starting in grade 8, the focus of informational texts begins to shift from narrative to
exposition. Students who leave grade 8 know how to cite the textual evidence that most strongly
supports an analysis or critique. Students in grade 8 are primed to question an author’s assumptions and
assess the accuracy of his or her claims, and by the end of grade 8, they are adept at reading closely and
uncovering evidence to use in their own writing. Students can, for instance, analyze in writing two or
more texts that provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify whether the
disagreement is over facts or interpretation. They can analyze how point of view can be manipulated to
create specific effects such as dramatic irony and investigate how particular passages within a text
connect to one another to advance the plot, reveal a character, or highlight an idea. Additional
Standards for Reading Literature and Standards for Reading Informational Text offer detailed
expectations for student academic performance in preparation for college and careers.
READING
READING, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
READING, GRADE 7
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2 semesters; no unit credit
READING, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
These courses are designed to address many of the competencies found in the Mississippi
College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts. These competencies include
but are not limited to the following:
Read, listen to, and view multimedia sources to select and use information. Develop selfmonitoring skills to work independently and cooperatively. Participate cooperatively while
engaging in small group activities to analyze and interpret information, to make decisions, to
solve problems, and to produce a given product. Discover the history and inherent beauty of
cultural expression in language and literature. Read and use print and non-print media to
experience the rhythm, energy, and pictorial qualities of language. Read independently with
fluency and for meaning using a variety of strategies. Read, analyze, and respond in written and
oral language or other art forms to increasingly challenging literature and other resources.
MATHEMATICS
CCR MATH, GRADE 6
2 semesters; 0 unit credit
Prerequisite: CCR Mathematics, Grade 5
In 6th grade, instruction should focus on connecting ratio and rate to multiplication and division
of whole number and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; completing
understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of
rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; writing, interpreting, and using
expressions and equations; and developing understanding of statistical thinking. This course
will allow students to reason about relationships among shapes to determine area, surface
area, and volume. Using a variety of methods, students will discuss, develop, and justify
formulas for areas of triangles and parallelograms. This course is designed to prepare students
for CCR Mathematics 7.
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CCR MATH, GRADE 7
2 semesters; 0 unit credit
Prerequisite: CCR Mathematics, Grade 6
In Grade 7 Mathematics, instruction should focus on developing an understanding of and
applying proportional relationships; developing an understanding of operations with rational
numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale
drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional
shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences
about populations based on samples. The instruction is designed to expose students to
experiences, which reflect the value of mathematics, to enhance students’ confidence in their
ability to do mathematics, and to help students communicate and reason mathematically. This
course is designed to prepare students for CCR Mathematics 8.
COMPACTED MATHEMATICS, GRADE 7
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
Prerequisite: CCR Mathematics, Grade 6
In Compacted Mathematics Grade 7, the course will integrate instruction from CCR
Mathematics Grade 7 and CCR Mathematics Grade 8 into one compact course. The instruction
should focus on applying proportional relationships; developing understanding of operations
with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems
involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and
three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and
drawing inferences about populations based on samples from Grade 7 Mathematics course;
and formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an
association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of
linear equations; grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe
quantitative relationships; analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using
distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean
Theorem from the Grade 8th Mathematics course. This course is designed to prepare students
for Compact Mathematics Grade 8 (with Algebra I). Prior approval to take this course is
required based upon the criteria outlined in the front of this guide.
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CCR MATHEMATICS, GRADE 8
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
Prerequisite: CCR Mathematics, Grade7
In Grade 8 Mathematics, instruction should focus on formulating and reasoning about
expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear
equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; grasping the concept of
a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and analyzing two- and
three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and
understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. This course is designed to prepare
students for CCR Algebra I.
COMPACTED MATHEMATICS, GRADE 8 (with Algebra I)
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
Prerequisite: Compacted Mathematics, Grade 7
In Compacted Mathematics 8 with Algebra I, the course will integrate instruction from CCR
Mathematics Grade 8 and CCR Algebra I into one compact course. The instruction should focus
on three critical areas from Grade 8: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and
equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and
solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function
and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (3) analyzing two- and threedimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and
understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. Instruction will also include
information from the Algebra I high school course. The information would include instruction
analyze and explain the process of solving equations and inequalities; learn function notation
and develop the concepts of domain and range; use regression techniques; create quadratic
and exponential expressions; and select from among these functions to model phenomena.
This course is designed to prepare students for the high school course, CCR Geometry. Prior
approval to take this course is required based upon the criteria outlined in the front of this
guide.
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SCIENCE
INTEGRATED SCIENCE, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
The competencies for middle school science emphasize four major strands: Life Science; Earth
and Space Science; Physical Science; and Inquiry. Sixth grade science is designed to investigate
interdependence of organisms in their physical environments, structure of living things,
diversity of celestial bodies, changes in atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere,
environmental concerns, properties of matter and use of simple machines. Safety skills,
scientific method processes, measuring, scientific equipment, current events, and
environmental issues will be used throughout the teaching process. Hands-on activities will be
emphasized in all areas of this course.
INTEGRATED SCIENCE, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
The competencies for middle school science emphasize four major strands: Life Science; Earth
and Space Science; Physical Science; and Inquiry. Seventh grade science is designed to
investigate interdependence of organisms in their physical environments, structure of living
things, diversity of celestial bodies, changes in atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere,
environmental concerns, properties of matter and use of simple machines. Safety skills,
scientific method processes, measuring, scientific equipment, current events, and
environmental issues will be used throughout the teaching process. Hands-on activities will be
emphasized in all areas of this course.
INTEGRATED SCIENCE, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
The competencies for middle school science emphasize four major strands: Earth Science;
Physical Science; Life Science; and Science Skills. Eighth grade science is designed to investigate
diversity of life based on inheritance patterns, cycles of life, patterns of celestial bodies, mineral
and rock relationships, forces within the hydrosphere and atmosphere, environmental
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concerns, changes in matter, calculations of work, components of electrical circuits, and using
maps. Safety skills, scientific equipment, current events, and environmental issues will be used
throughout the teaching process. Hands-on activities will be emphasized in all areas of this
course.
SOCIAL STUDIES
WORLD GEOGRAPHY / CITIZENSHIP, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
The sixth grade course of study focuses on the rudiments of civic engagement. The course
content is designed to provide a foundation for understanding global affairs and hemispheric
concerns including current situations. The differing physical landscapes of the Western
Hemisphere will be examined. Skill development will include, but is not limited to, the
interpretation and application of maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, primary documents,
and other social studies tools.
COMPACTED 7TH GRADE U.S. HISTORY FROM EXPLORATION THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION
AND CITIZENSHIP
2 semesters; no unit credit
The seventh grade social studies course focuses on the historical development of the United States
from Exploration through Reconstruction. Examining the events involving Native Americans and various
European settlers, students should understand origins of political ideas which led to the development of
our democratic society and critical events in the founding of the United States. Students should discover
how conflicts over political and economic ideologies marked the course of United States history through
the Reconstruction period.
WORLD HISTORY FROM PREHISTORIC ERA TO THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
The seventh grade course of study focuses on the cultural and historical developments of the
world from prehistoric times to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th Century. The content
explores themes from the earliest civilizations and trace the evolution of civilizations from
clans, to kingdoms, to empires and individual nation/states. The course content should provide
a foundation for understanding global affairs.
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US HISTORY FROM EXPLORATION THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
The eighth grade social studies course focuses on the historical development of the United States
from Exploration through Reconstruction. Examining the events involving Native Americans and various
European settlers, students should understand origins of political ideas which led to the development of
our democratic society and critical events in the founding of the United States. Students should discover
how conflicts over political and economic ideologies marked the course of United States history through
the Reconstruction period.
MISSISSIPPI STUDIES, Grade 8
1 semester, 1/2 unit credits
The course traces Mississippi‘s economic transition from agriculture to industry and its effort to expand
participation of all its citizens in the political process. The course includes the study of the diverse
contributions of the citizens of the state. Additionally, civic concepts should be developed in order to
encourage active participation in the political process of the state and nation.
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD GEOGRAPHY, Grade 8
1 Semester, 1/2 unit credits
The Introduction to World Geography course requires that student learning focus on understanding the
systems and processes that produce the features and patterns that lie on Earth‘s surface and appear on
maps and globes. Identification of map features and place locations carries little value unless it
facilitates student learning of these underlying systems and process. The primary purpose of the course
is to build systematic understanding of how Earth‘s physical and human geography came to be and
continues to evolve.
TECH PREP
ICT I, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
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ICT I, is an action-based, hands-on course in which the students participate in a wide range of
activities. Students will first learn about themselves and then will be exposed to a multitude of
career related activities. This course will also introduce students to the keyboard mastery.
ICT II, GRADE 8
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
ICT II, is an activity-based, hands-on course in which the students spend almost all time-on-task
in learning applications of computer technology. Applications covered include Keyboard
Mastery, DOS and Windows Applications, Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet,
Telecommunications, and Desktop Publishing.
COMPENSATORY EDUCATION
COMPENSATORY READING, Grade 7 & 8
Two Semesters
This course is designed to give intensive, specialized reading instruction adjusted to the needs of a
student who does not perform satisfactorily with regular reading instruction. Developmental reading
instruction should be set at a different pace and designed for an individual student or selected group.
The course must allow flexible adjustment of materials and methods for individual differences. This
course is to be taken in addition to the required language arts or English course.
COMPENSATORY MATHEMATICS, Grades 6, 7 & 8
2 Semesters
The Compensatory Mathematics course is designed to give specialized mathematics instruction adjusted
to the needs of a student who does not perform satisfactorily with regular mathematics instruction. The
course must allow flexible adjustment of materials and methods for individual differences. This course
can be taken as an elective. It cannot be counted as one of the required mathematics courses. This is a
one-half credit or one-credit course.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
FRENCH, GRADES 7 & 8
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
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This course is an introduction to the study of the target language and its culture. It allows
students to perform the most basic functions of the language and to become familiar with
some elements of its culture.
SPANISH, GRADES 7 & 8
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
SPANISH, GRADE 8
2 semesters; 1 unit credit
This course is an introduction to the study of the target language and its culture. It allows
students to perform the most basic functions of the language and to become familiar with
some elements of its culture.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
1 semester; no unit credit
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
1 semester; no unit credit
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
In grades 7 and 8, students may choose to take Physical Education/Health as an elective.
Students in Physical Education are introduced to the fundamentals of football, basketball,
softball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as other energizing physical fitness activities. Intramural
contests are conducted periodically during the semester.
ART
ART, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
1 semester; no unit credit
ART, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
1 semester; no unit credit
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ART, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
This course covers the basic elements and principles of design in art and includes projects
designed to give experiences with each of the elements and principles. Various media used
include crayon, pencil, felt markers, tempera, clay, and water color ink. Basic drawing and
shading techniques, lettering, color, and painting are emphasized.
MUSIC
BAND, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
Band 6 is for the beginning band student. It is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The
emphasis for this group is on basic fundamentals and musicianship. The adopted text for band
is First Division Band Method in four progressive parts from easy note values and technical
studies to those of greater complexity. Students are expected to purchase or lease their own
instruments. Prospective members should consult with the director prior to purchasing an
instrument.
BAND, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
1 semester; no unit credit
Prerequisite: Band 6
Band 7 is for second year band students. It is open to seventh and eighth grade students who
have satisfactorily completed Books I and II of the First Division Band Method. Students are
expected to purchase or lease their own instruments. Prospective members should consult with
the director prior to purchasing an instrument.
BAND, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
Prerequisite: Band 7
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Band 8 is for third year band students, it is open to eighth grade band students who have
successfully completed Books I, II, and III of the First Division Band Method. Students are
expected to purchase or lease their own instruments. Prospective members should consult with
the director prior to purchasing an instrument.
GENERAL MUSIC, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
CHORAL MUSIC, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
1 semester; no unit credit
CHORAL MUSIC, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
This course provides beginning instruction in part singing (choral singing). Students will
recognize and exhibit a knowledge of dynamic terms, tempo markings, and styles. Their
musicianship will be expanded by adding to the technical, theoretical, and aural skills learned in
seventh grade choral music.
MUSIC PERFORMING CHOIR, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
MUSIC PERFORMING CHOIR, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
This course is designed for students who have auditioned and met certain criteria as outlined
by the instructor. Overall emphasis is placed on the development of tone production
techniques. Students are introduced to music reading skills and sight-singing. Students receive
training in both ensemble and solo singing. Basic vocal anatomy and stage presence are
stressed.
EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION
DOMAIN AREAS FOR COMMUNITY-BASED INSTRUCTION
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FUNCTIONAL ACADEMIC, GRADE 6
FUNCTIONAL ACADEMIC, GRADE 7
FUNCTIONAL ACADEMIC, GRADE 8
The Functional Academics include the acquisition of skills needed to access all community
resources including people, places, and activities. Skills needed to access community
environments utilized by the student and his/her family now and in the future are emphasized.
Instruction will also occur in those community environments.
DAILY LIVING SKILLS, GRADE 6
DAILY LIVING SKILLS, GRADE 7
DAILY LIVING SKILLS, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
The Daily Living Skills Curricular Domain includes the acquisition of skills needed for managing
personal finances and a household, caring for personal needs, and instruction in planning
meals, with whatever degree of support that is necessary. This domain also teaches the
student the skills needed to become contributing members of the community, as well as
addresses skills needed in the student's current and future home environments.
PERSONAL/SOCIAL, GRADE 6
PERSONAL/SOCIAL, GRADE 7
PERSONAL/SOCIAL, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
The Personal/Social Skills Curricular Domain includes the acquisition of skills involving
independence, self-confidence, improved communication, socially acceptable behavior, and
maintaining friendships. These are critical skills for students in order for them to adjust
satisfactorily in the community.
ELECTIVES
ELECTIVE, GRADE 6 (to be determined by IEP)
2 semesters; no unit credit
ELECTIVE, GRADE 7 (to be determined by IEP)
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2 semesters; no unit credit
ELECTIVE, GRADE 8 (to be determined by IEP)
2 semesters; no unit credit
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 6
2 semesters; no unit credit
Sixth grade Language Arts is a course that includes a study of the basic communication skills,
reading skills, functional spelling, vocabulary, capitalization, punctuation, and dictionary skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 7
2 semesters; no unit credit
Seventh grade Language Arts is a course in developing basic communication skills in reading,
word study, capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and sentence structure.
LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
Eighth grade Language Arts is a more advanced study of grammar and reading skills. The study
of grammar includes both oral and written language, dictionary and library skills, vocabulary
and spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. A continued emphasis is given to the parts of
speech and their form, function, and usage in the sentence and sentence building.
READING, GRADE 6
READING, GRADE 7
READING, GRADE 8
2 semesters; no unit credit
This course is designed to create in students a desire to read, as well as enhance student
achievement in reading. Through the "literature-based" approach to reading instruction,
emphasis is placed on process writing, decoding skills, grammar, and study skills. Reading is
taught using age-appropriate materials based on the students' individual reading level.
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HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The information in this portion of the Curriculum Guide has been developed to assist students
and parents with preparation for graduation from the Greenville Public School District, and for
guidance for career and education paths after graduation. The administrative and instructional
staff advises you to study this publication carefully as you make course selections each year.
Pay careful attention to the course sequences presented and to the requirements for
graduation.
Student Grade Classification
High School Student Classification shall be as follows:
Freshman (9th grade): Promoted from the eighth grade level
Sophomore (10th grade): Passing of English I, CCR English I; successfully completed 7 units of
credit
Junior (11th grade): Passing of English II, CCR English II; successfully completed 14 units of credit
Senior (12th grade): Passing of English III, CCR English III; successfully completed 20 units of
credit
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Graduation Eligibility: Successfully completed 28 credits; passing of senior courses (English IV,
Economics and Government); passing of all four SATP2/SATP3 state exams.
Selection of Courses
The courses you select in school not only prepare you for graduation, but also give you the
necessary pre-requisite skills for your educational and career goals after graduation.
Your guidance counselor is the best person to assist you in planning your course of study.
Working with your parents, your guidance counselor can assist you in selecting courses best
suited to your individual goals. Your counselor also has current information on colleges,
universities, and employment opportunities. This document is the first step in following your
blueprint for life.
GREENVILLE TECHNICAL CENTER
(GTC)
Program / Class Offerings
2015-2016
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Career Pathway: Agriculture Food and Natural Resources
o Agriculture & Environmental Science & Technology
▪ Concepts of Agriscience
▪ Science of Agricultural Environment
▪ Science of Agricultural Plants
▪ Science of Agricultural Mechanization
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Career Pathway: Architecture & Construction
o Construction Technology (Carpentry) I
o Construction Technology (Carpentry) II
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Career Pathway: Education, Training, & Human Services
o Early Childhood Education I
o Early Childhood Education II
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Career Pathway: Health Science
o Health Sciences I
o Health Sciences II
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Career Pathway: Manufacturing
o Welding I
o Welding II
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Career Pathway: Hospitality & Tourism
o Culinary Arts I
o Culinary Arts II
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Career Pathway: Transportation Distribution and Logistics
o Automotive Service Technician I
o Automotive Service Technician II
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Collision Repair Technician I
Collision Repair Technician II
o
o
Diesel Service Technician I
Diesel Service Technician II
Career Pathway: Information Technology
o Information Technology I
o Information Technology II
Career Pathway: Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics
o Engineering I
o Engineering II
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Career Pathway: Marketing
o Career Pathway Experience
GREENVILLE TECHNICAL CENTER
I.
PROGRAMS / CLASSES OFFERED & BRIEF DESCRIPTION
● AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (AEST)
o Concepts of Agriscience is the foundation course for the Agricultural and
Environmental Science and Technology program. All students must complete
Concepts of Agriscience before being allowed to enroll in the advanced courses
of the program. The course serves as an introduction to the sciences,
technologies, and applied practices of the progressive agriculture/agriscience
industry. Emphasis is on an active learning environment enriched with
technology and science-based applications. The course focuses on providing an
opportunity for students to explore the different fields of the agricultural
sciences and develop foundation skills and knowledge needed for advancement
in other courses and programs. Concepts of Agriscience may be taught to
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students in grade 9 or 10. The course carries one Carnegie unit of credit that can
count as a science elective credit for high school graduation.
o Science of Agricultural Environment is an advanced level course for the
Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology Program. All students
must complete Concepts of Agriscience before being allowed to enroll in the
advanced courses of the program. The course focuses on the development of
skills and knowledge related to the management, conservation, and responsible
use of natural resources and on the protection and enhancement of the
environment. Instruction is provided on soil, air, and water conservation and
use; waste management; forest management; local and global environmental
issues; and environmental stewardship. The course carries 1 Carnegie unit of
credit that can count as a science elective credit for high school graduation.
o Science of Agricultural Plants is an advanced level course for the Agricultural and
Environmental Science and Technology Program. The course focuses on the
development of skills and knowledge related to the production of plants for
food, fiber, ornamental, and other purposes. Instruction is provided in the basic
principles of plant science as well as cultural practices and the use of technology
to efficiently and effectively meet consumer needs. Plant growing structures,
plant classification, growth, propagation, culture, pests, harvesting, and
marketing are included.
o Science of Agricultural Mechanization is an advanced level course for the
Agricultural and Environmental Science and Technology Program. The course
focuses on the development of skills and knowledge related to the management,
maintenance, and operation of agricultural machinery. Instruction is provided on
machinery management, principles of electricity-electronics, hydraulics, and
pneumatics, internal combustion engines, machinery maintenance, and metal
fabrication. The course carries 1 Carnegie unit of credit that counts as an elective
credit for high school graduation. Students may also earn an additional ½
Carnegie unit by completing a successful supervised agricultural experience
program.
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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: CARPENTRY (CTC)
Construction Technology is a program or an instructional program that prepares
students for employment or continued education in the occupations of carpentry. The
curriculum framework for this program was developed in partnership with the
Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor
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for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). When
developing this curriculum, writers recognized the importance of differentiating
instruction and meeting the needs of the 21st century learner. Teaching strategies
included a blend of online and face-to-face instruction. Teaching strategies are aligned
with Contren Connect e-books, online lectures, video presentations, online quizzes,
active figures, and Spanish content. Students will have access to this information to
learn new content as well as review, reinforce, or revise work.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE)
Early Childhood Education is a pathway in the Human Science, Art, and Humanities
career cluster. This program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that help to
prepare students for employment or continuing education in the early childhood
education field. In the course of study, emphasis is placed on students’ personal and
professional preparation for careers or education in the field, history and trends of early
childhood education, children’s health and safety, child development, and child
guidance and observation. Emphasis is also placed on career and professional
development, characteristics of high quality early childhood centers, management and
administration in quality child care programs, and the learning environment. Skills
developed through the course of study assist students in meeting requirements for the
CDA (Child Development Associate credential).
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HEALTH SCIENCES (HS)
Health Sciences is a pathway of courses for students in the Health Sciences career
cluster. The Health Sciences pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that
will provide students with an overview of the health-care field as outlined in the States’
Career Clusters Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science
and Technology Education as well as begin to prepare students for careers in
occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years
including registered nurses, nurse aides, practical nurses, and home health aides.
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WELDING (W)
Welding is an instructional program that prepares students for employment or
continued education in the occupations of the welding field. The curriculum framework
for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction
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Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center
for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
● CULINARY ARTS (CA)
Culinary Arts I is the first course of the program. Food preparation techniques included
in this course are breakfast foods, dairy, sandwiches, salads, garnishes, fruits, and
vegetables. Management skills emphasized are basic customer service, food safety and
sanitation, workplace safety and security, culinary basics, equipment, nutrition, human
resources, math, and food cost control. Mastery of the competencies listed in the food
safety and sanitation unit will prepare students to take the NRA’s ServSafe exam to
become ServSafe Food Safety certified. As of January 1, 1999, every foodservice
establishment in Mississippi must have a full-time certified food manager employed in
order to meet the FDA Food Code requirements. Students are encouraged to take this
exam.
Culinary Arts II is a continuation of the emphasis on management and food preparation.
Management topics include marketing, accounting, purchasing, inventory, and
advanced customer service. Food preparation techniques covered include potatoes,
grains, desserts, baked goods, meat, poultry, seafood, stocks, sauces, and soups. An
exploration of culinary history is also included in this course.
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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN (AST)
The Automotive Service Technician pathway includes classroom and hands-on
experiences that prepare students for employment or continuing education in the auto
service industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) learning objectives/content and hours. Any student
who successfully completes this program will be eligible to apply to obtain the ASE
exams. ASE requires 2 years of employment before certificates are issued. Students
receive 1 year of credit for completion of the secondary program. Students who take
certifications before the 2-year requirement is met will be granted certifications after
they complete 1 year of automotive employment. This is a national certification
program recognized throughout the automotive service industry.
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COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN (CRT)
Collision Repair Technician is a pathway for students in the Transportation career
cluster. Collision Repair is a hands-on program that will prepare students for
employment or continuing education in the collision repair industry. The content is
based on industry content. The content consists of fundamentals; mechanical/electrical
components; non-structural analysis and damage repair; structural analysis and damage
repair; and painting and refinishing.
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DIESEL SERVICE TECHNICIAN (DST)
Diesel Service Technician is a pathway that is designed for students who wish to
diagnose and repair the systems and components related to diesel engines. The
pathway emphasizes the techniques and tools used in servicing diesel systems and
components. Both theoretical learning and activity-based learning are provided for
students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills. The courses
focus on the basic areas of diesel engine components, electrical and electronic systems,
and hydraulics. Exposure to state-of-the-art equipment is given through advice by
experts from industry. The comprehensive project component provides practical
experience toward developing a portfolio of work.
● INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
The Information Technology program is designed to provide the basic foundation, skills,
and knowledge for computer networking, applications, and support, along with an
introduction to programming. Students will develop the skills necessary to prepare for
certification exams and will learn how to develop, support, and integrate computing
systems. They will acquire network planning and management skills and the ability to
provide technical support. The program will provide hands-on experience in computer
systems support and skill in network setup and maintenance.
● ENGINEERING (E)
Engineering is a program in pre-engineering for high school students. The
purpose of the program is to provide students with expanded knowledge of the
use of technological skills and to enable them to solve problems by applying
knowledge in a technological context. The program is designed to provide
students with hands-on experiences related to the application of engineering
concepts in the workplace. Students will develop academic and technical skills,
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21st century skills, and human relations competencies that accompany technical
skills for job success and lifelong learning. Students who complete the program
will be better prepared to enter and succeed in engineering programs offered by
Mississippi community and junior colleges and institutions of higher education.
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CAREER PATHWAY EXPERIENCE (CPE)
Career Pathway Experience is the new name for Cooperative Education. CPE provides
the students the opportunity to take knowledge and skills learned in the pathway
classroom and to apply and test that learning in the workplace. The CPE course will
foster self‐directed learning; strengthen the development of core academic skills
through application in authentic situations; allow students to explore career options;
enhance communication skills, leadership, and problem solving; and contribute to
community economic development. The student will benefit from the CPE course due to
the school’s ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
II. ACCOUNTABILITY
Tentatively, all skills (2 year at Greenville Technical Center Campus) programs will be individually
evaluated during the current school year according to the performance indicators listed below.
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Academic Attainment – Reading / Language Arts (SATP2 , SATP3– English II, CCR English)
o State-Established Percentage (SAP) of Level II (2nd year) seniors who met the proficient
or advanced level on the English II Statewide Exam.
Academic Attainment – Mathematics (SATP2, SATP3– – Algebra I, CCR Algebra I)
o SAP of Level II seniors who met the proficient or advanced level on the Algebra I, CCR
Algebra I Statewide Exam.
Technical Skills Attainment
o SAP of Level II students who made a passing score on the MS-CPAS2
Secondary School Completion
o SAP of Level II seniors who were included as graduated in the State’s computation of its
graduation.
Student Graduation Rates
o SAP of Level II seniors who were included as graduated in the State’s computation of its
graduation rate.
Secondary Placement
o SAP of Level II students who, after leaving the GTC, continued their education, went to
the military, or gained employment.
Nontraditional Participation
o SAP of Level I students who were of the opposite gender in a gender-dominated
program.
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Nontraditional Completion
o SAP of Level II students who were of the opposite gender in a gender-dominated
program.
Program Enrollment (State Core Indicator)
III. MS-CPAS2 (Mississippi Career Planning & Assessment System 2)
The MS-CPAS2 is the state test for career – technical programs.
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Occupation – Specific (Based on State Curriculum – used for accountability purposes)
Results received in May of current school year
IV. BASE / FEEDER SCHOOLS
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Greenville High School
O’Bannon High School
Riverside High School
Private / Parochial Schools (in Greenville Area)
V. STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS
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DECA – An Association of Marketing Students (Career Pathway Experience)
FCCLA – Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (Culinary Arts, Early Childhood
Education)
FFA – Future Farmers of America (Agricultural Environmental Science Technology)
HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America (Health Sciences)
NTHS – National Technical Honor Society (All Skills [2 – Year] Programs, Excluding AFJROTC)
o Requirements
▪ B – Average in Career – Technical Skills Program
▪ Member of Associated Student Leadership Organization
▪ Recommended by Career – Technical Instructor Based on Additional Criteria
▪ B – Average at Base School
▪ Level II or CPE Student
SkillsUSA – Formerly VICA – Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (Collision Repair Technician,
Automotive Service Technician, Diesel Service Technician, Welding, Construction Technology:
Carpentry)
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TSA – Technology Student Association (Engineering)
Greenville High School
Program of Study
Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources, Hospitality & Tourism
This pathway focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and
development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural
resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. It also focuses on preparing
individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as
restaurant and food/beverage services, lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusement and
attractions.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
Junior Year (11th)
Senior Year (12th )
CCR English I
Compensatory English
II/CCR English II
CCR English III/ A.P
Language and
Composition
CCR English IV/A.P.
Literature and
Composition
Compensatory Math
I/CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Compensatory Math II
& III
CCR Algebra II,
Compensatory Math III
& IV
CCR Algebra II
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Statistics
A.P. Statistics
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
A.P. Calculus
Survey of
Mathematical Topics
Advanced Mathematics
Plus
Compensatory Math III &
IV
Algebra III
Advanced
Algebra/Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Statistics
A.P. Statistics
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
A.P. Calculus
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
Advanced Mathematics
Plus
Chemistry
A.P. Chemistry
Chemistry
Biology II
CCR Geometry
Introduction to Biology
Biology I
Physical Science
Biology I
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Concepts of Agriculture
I
Plant Science I
Chemistry
Physical Science
Biology II
Chemistry
Physics
Concepts of Agriculture
I & II
Plant Science I & II
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Concepts of Agriculture
II
Plant Science II
Biology II
A.P. Biology
Physics
A. P. Physics
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
A.P. Environmental
Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Physics
Biomedical Research
Mississippi Studies
World Geography
World History
A.P. World History
World History
A.P. World History
U. S. History
A.P. U. S. History
US History
A.P. U. S. History
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Economics
US Government
A.P. U. S. Government
and Politics
A.P. Macroeconomics
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Comprehensive Health
Family and Individual
Health
PE
French I
Spanish I
French II
Spanish II
Spanish I
Spanish II
French I
French II
French III
Spanish I
Spanish II
French I
French II
French III
Spanish II
French II
French III
STEM
Agriculture and
Environmental Science
Technology I
Culinary Arts I and II
Agriculture and
Environmental Science
I & II
Culinary Arts I and II
Agriculture and
Environmental
Science Technology I &
II
Culinary Arts II
Agriculture and
Environmental Science
Technology II
Career Pathways
Experience (with 2 years
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of GTC Completion)
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Child Development
Family & Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal Development
Accounting
Fundamentals
Personal Leadership
Child Development
Family & Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal Development
Personal Finance
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finance
Personal Leadership
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Entrepreneurship
Child Development
Family & Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal Development
Personal Finance
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finance
Personal Leadership
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Entrepreneurship
Child Development
Family & Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal Development
Personal Finance
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finance
Personal Leadership
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Entrepreneurship
Other Electives
Other Electives
Other Electives
Other Electives
Band
Choral Music
Computer Applications
Dance I
Drawing I
Drug Education
Foundations to
Journalism
General Music
Graphic Design I
Keyboarding
PE
Painting I
Safety Education
Theater I
Web Design & Media
Rich Content
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
PE
Band
Comprehensive Health
Technical & Workplace
Writing
General Music
Theater I & II
Dance I & II
Keyboarding
Computer Applications
Minority Studies
Oral Communication
World Literature
Mississippi Writers
Foundations to
Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
Print Journalism
Graphic Design I & II
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
Band
Comprehensive Health
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Creative writing
Dance I & II
Drivers Education
General Music
Theater I & II
Dance I & II
Keyboarding
Computer Applications
Minority Studies
Oral Communication
Debate
Psychology
Advanced World
Geography
World Literature
Mississippi Writers
Foundations to
Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
Print Journalism
Graphic Design I & II
Survey of Twentieth
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
Band
Creative writing
Drivers Education
General Music
Survey of African
American Writing
Theater I & II
Minority Studies
Oral Communication
Debate
Advanced World
Geography
World Literature
Mississippi Writers
Foundations to
Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
Print Journalism
Graphic Design I & II
Survey of Twentieth
Century Writing
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Century Writing
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Greenville High School
Program of Study
Architecture, Construction, & Manufacturing
This pathway focuses on designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built
environment. Students study the planning, managing and processing of materials into
intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as
production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
CCR English I/
Compensatory Reading
Compensatory
Writing/CCR English II
English III
AP Literature and
Composition
English IV/
A.P. Literature and
Composition
Compensatory Math I/
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Compensatory Math II
CCR Algebra II
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
A.P. Calculus
Calculus
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
A.P. Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
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Senior Year (12th )
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Mathematics Plus
Compensatory Math III
& IV
Compensatory Math III &
IV
Introduction to Biology
Biology I
Concepts of Agriculture
Plant Science
Physical Science
Chemistry
Physical Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Plant Science
Plant Science II
Concept of Ag I
Concept of Ag II
Physics
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A. P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A. P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Mississippi
Studies/Geography
World History
A.P. World History
World History
A.P. World History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
A.P. Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Problems in American
Democratic
U.S.
Government/Economics
A.P. Psychology
A. P. US Government &
Politics
A.P. Macroeconomics
A.P. Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Problems in American
Democratic
Comprehensive Health
P.E.
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Engineering I
Intro Welding
Carpentry I
Construction I
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Engineering I
Engineering II
Advanced Welding
Carpentry I
Carpentry II
Construction I
Career Pathway
Experience
Engineering II
Advanced Welding
Carpentry II
Construction II
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Construction II
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Graphic Design I & II
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Graphic Design I & II
Technology I
Management
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Graphic Design I & II
Technology I
Management
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Electives
Electives
Electives
Electives
Band
Choral Music
Computer Applications
Dance I
Drawing I
Drug Education
Foundations to
Journalism
General Music
Keyboarding
PE
Painting I
Safety Education
Theater I
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Resource Management
African-American
Studies
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I, II, & III
Dance Performance I, II,
and III
Debate
Family Dynamics
Personal Development
P.E.
Oral Communication
Driver’s Education
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Resource Management
Comprehensive Health
Humanities
Psychology
Sociology
Foundation of
Journalism
Theatre I
Accounting
Fundamentals
African-American
Studies
Band
Business Finances
Choral Music
Computer Application
Creative Writing
Dance I, II, & III
Dance Performance I, II,
and III
Debate
Drawing I & II
Driver’s Education
Entrepreneurship
Family Dynamics
Foundation and Print
Foundation to
Journalism
General Music
Humanities
Information and
Communication
Introduction to
Information Technology
Keyboarding
Marketing Essentials
Oral Communication
P.E.
Painting I & II
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Graphic Design I & II
Resource Management
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finances
Management
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Foundation and Print
Graphic I
Graphic II
Digital Media Design
Multimedia Projects
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finances
Management
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Foundation and Print
African-American Studies
Survey of African
American Writing
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Theatre II
Personal Development
Personal Finance
Psychology
Resource Management
Sales and Distribution
Sociology
Survey of African
American Writing
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I, II, & III
Dance Performance I, II,
and III
Debate
Foundation to Journalism
Personal Development
P.E.
Resource Management
Oral Communication
Driver’s Education
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Psychology
Sociology
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
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Greenville High School
Program of Study
Arts, A/V Technology, Communications & Marketing Pathway
This pathway focuses on the designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing of
multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment
services. It also focuses on planning, managing, and performing the marketing activities to reach
organizational objectives such as brand management, professional sales, merchandising, marketing
communications and market research.
Freshman Year
(9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
Junior Year (11th)
Senior Year (12th )
CCR English I
Compensatory English
II/CCR English II
CCR English IV AP/
Language and
Composition
CCR English IV
A.P. Literature
Composition
Compensatory Math
I/
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Compensatory Math II
& III
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Compensatory Math III
& IV
Algebra II
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
Calculus
AP Statistics
Statistics of
Mathematical Topics
Advance Mathematics
Plus
Compensatory Math III &
IV
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
Calculus
AP Statistics
Statistics of Mathematical
Topics
Advance Mathematics
Plus
Introduction to
Biology
Biology I
Concepts of
Agriculture
Plant Science
Physical Science
Chemistry
Physical Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Chemistry
Concepts of Agriculture
I
Concepts of Agriculture
II
Chemistry
Biology II
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A.P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Chemistry
Biology II
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A.P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
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Plant Science I
Plant Science II
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Physics
Mississippi
Studies/Geography
World History
A.P. World History
World History
A.P. World History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
U.S.
Government/Economics
A.P. U.S. Government &
Politics
A.P. Macroeconomics
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Comprehensive
Health
P.E.
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Welding I
Construction I
Welding II
Construction II
Career Pathway
Experience
(upon completion of 2
GTC courses
Suggested
Electives
General Music
Band
Choral Music
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Art I
General Music
Band
Choir Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of
Journalism
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Web Design and Rich
Content
Graphic Design I
Oral Communication
Art I
Art II
General Music
Band
Choir Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of
Journalism
Oral Communication
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Graphic I
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Art I
Art II
General Music
Band
Choir Music
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of Journalism
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Graphic I
Graphic II
Oral Communication
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Graphic II
Marketing Essentials
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Management
Fundamentals
Other Electives
Other Electives
Computer
Survey of African
Applications
American Writing
Dance I
Personal Development
Drawing I
Resource Management
Drug Education
P.E.
Foundations to
Driver’s Education
Journalism
Comprehensive Health
Graphic Design I
Humanities
Keyboarding
Psychology
PE
Sociology
Painting I
Nutrition & Wellness
Safety Education
Family Dynamics
Theater I
Child Development
Web Design & Media
Rich Content
Other Electives
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Marketing Essentials
Management
Fundamentals
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Other Electives
Survey African American Survey African American
Writing
Writing
Personal Development
Humanities I
P.E.
Humanities II
Driver’s Education
Personal Development
Humanities
P.E.
Psychology
Driver’s Education
Sociology
Psychology
Nutrition & Wellness
Sociology
Family Dynamics
Nutrition & Wellness
Child Development
Family Dynamics
Resource Management
Child Development
Resource Management
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
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Greenville High School
Program of Study
Business, Management, Administration, & Finance
This pathway focuses on careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions
essential to efficient and productive business operations. Students in this pathway study planning and
related services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial
management.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
Junior Year (11th)
Senior Year
(12th )
CCR English I
Compensatory Writing
CCR English II
CCR English III
CCR English IV
A.P. English Literature
Compensatory Math I/
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Compensatory Math II &
III
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Compensatory Math II
& III
CCR Algebra II
Advanced
Algebra/Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Geometry
Statistics
A.P. Calculus
Compensatory Math II &
III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
Statistics
A.P. Calculus
Introduction to Biology
Biology I
Concepts of Agriculture
Plant Science
Physical Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Chemistry
Biology II
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Physics
Chemistry
Biology II
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Physics
Mississippi
Studies/Geography
World History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
A.P. Psychology
U.S.
Government/Economics
A.P. Psychology
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Comprehensive Health
P.E.
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Information Technology
I
Business & Computer
Tech II
Career Pathway Experience
(upon completion of 2 GTC
courses)
Suggested Electives
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Other Electives
Band
Drawing I & II
Drug Education
General Music
Painting I & II
Safety Education
Suggested Electives
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Accounting
Fundamentals
Entrepreneurship
Business
Graphic Design I
Suggested Electives
Oral Communication
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finance
Personal Finance
Entrepreneurship
Business
International Business
Graphic Design I & II
Suggested Electives
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finance
Personal Finance
Entrepreneurship
Business
Resource Management
International Business
Graphic Design I & II
Other Electives
Other Electives
Other Electives
African American
Studies
Band
Child Development
Choir Music
Comprehensive Health
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Driver’s Education
Family Dynamics
Foundations of
Journalism
General Music
Nutrition & Wellness
Oral Communication
P.E.
Personal Development
Psychology
Resource Management
Sociology
Survey of African
American Writing
Technical & Workplace
African American
Studies
Band
Child Development
Choir Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Drawing I & II
Driver’s Education
Family Dynamics
Foundations of
Journalism
General Music
Global Marketing
Humanities
Nutrition & Wellness
P.E.
Painting I & II
Personal Development
Psychology
Resource Management
Sociology
Survey of African
African American Studies
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choir Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of
Journalism
Personal Development
P.E.
Oral Communication
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Driver’s Education
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Psychology
Sociology
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Writing
Theatre I
American Writing
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Sales and Distribution
Survey of African
American Writing
Nutrition & Wellness
Family Dynamics
Child Development
Global Marketing
Sales and Distribution
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
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Greenville High School
Program of Study
Education, Training, & Human Services
This pathway focuses on planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related
learning support services such as administration, teaching/training, administrative support, and
professional support services. It also focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career
pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family
and community services, personal care, and consumer services.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
th
(10 )
Junior Year (11th)
Senior Year (12th )
CCR English I
Compensatory
English II/ CCR English
II
CCR English III
AP Language and
Composition
CCR English IV/A.P.
Literature and
Composition
Compensatory Math
I/CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Compensatory Math
II & III
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Compensatory Math III
& IV
CCR Algebra II
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
Calculus
AP Statistics
Statistics
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Compensatory Math III
& IV
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
Calculus
AP Statistics
Statistics
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Introduction to Biology/
Biology I
Concepts of Agriculture
Plant Science
Physical Science
Chemistry
Physical Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Physics
Concepts of
Agriculture I
Concepts of
Agriculture II
Plant Science I
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
AP Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
AP Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
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Plant Science II
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Physical Science
Biomedical Research
Zoology/Botany
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Biomedical Research
Zoology/Botany
Mississippi
Studies/Geography
World History
AP World History
World History
AP World History
US History
AP US History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
U.S.
Government/Economic
s
AP US Government &
Politics
AP Macroeconomics
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Comprehensive Health
P.E.
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Early Childhood I
Early Childhood II
Career Pathway
Experience
(upon completion of 2
GTC courses)
Suggested Electives
Minority Studies
Personal Leadership
Other Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Child Development
Nutrition and
Wellness
Family & Individual
Health
Entrepreneurship
Minority Studies
African American
Studies
Personal Leadership
Oral Communication
Technical &
Workplace Writing
Child Development
Nutrition and Wellness
Family & Individual
Health
Entrepreneurship
Minority Studies
African American
Studies
Personal Leadership
Oral Communication
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Child Development
Nutrition and Wellness
Family & Individual
Health
Entrepreneurship
Minority Studies
African American
Studies
Personal Leadership
Oral Communication
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Other Electives
Other Electives
Other Electives
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Safety Education
Drug Education
General Music
Band
Computer Application/
Keyboarding
P.E.
Art I
Survey of African
American Writing
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Coral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of
Journalism
Law Related
Education
P.E.
Personal
Development
Survey of Twentieth
Century Writing
Driver’s Education
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Resource
Management
Survey of African
American Writing
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of
Journalism
Law Related Education
Personal Development
Computer Application/
Keyboarding
Survey of Twentieth
Century Writing
Driver’s Education
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Resource Management
Survey of African
American Writing
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choir Music
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Foundations of
Journalism
Law Related Education
Personal Development
Computer Application/
Keyboarding
Survey of Twentieth
Century Writing
Driver’s Education
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Resource Management
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
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Greenville High School
Program of Study
Law, Public Safety, Correctional, Security, Government, and
Public Administration
This pathway focuses on the planning and executing of governmental functions at the local, state and
federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation,
and regulations. It also focuses on the planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective
services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
Junior Year (11th)
Senior Year (12th )
CCR English I
Compensatory English
II/CCR English II
CCR English III/ AP
Language and
Composition
CCR English IV/A.P.
Literature and Composition
Compensatory
Math I
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Compensatory Math II
& III
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Compensatory Math III
& IV
CCR Algebra II
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
A.P. Calculus
Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
Advance Mathematics
Plus
Compensatory Math III &
IV
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
A.P. Calculus
Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
Advance Mathematics Plus
Introduction to
Biology
Biology I
Concepts of
Agriculture
Plant Science
Physical Science
Chemistry
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Physics
Physical Science
Concepts of Agriculture
I
Concepts of Agriculture
II
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A.P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A.P. Environmental Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
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Plant Science I
Plant Science II
Environmental Science
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
Mississippi
Studies/Geography
World History
A.P. World History
World History
A P. World History
U. S. History
A. P. US. History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
U.S.
Government/Economics
AP U.S. Government &
Politics
A.P. Macroeconomics
A.P. Psychology
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Comprehensive
Health
P.E.
Foreign Language I &
II
Foreign Language I & II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Concepts of Agriculture
Plant Science
Environmental Science
Entrepreneurship
Science AEST Ag
Mechanization
Career Pathway Experience
(upon completion of 2 GTC
courses
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Law Related
Education
Minority Studies
Law Related Education
Minority Studies
Oral Communication
Law Related Education
Minority Studies
Oral Communication
Humanities
Personal Leadership
International Business
Law Related Education
Minority Studies
Personal Leadership
Humanities
International Business
Other Electives
Law Related
Education
Minority Studies
Safety Education
Other Electives
Advance World
Geography
African American
Studies
Art I
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Advance World
Geography
African American
Studies
Art I
Other Electives
African American Studies
Advance World Geography
Survey of African American
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Drug Education
General Music
Band
Art I
Art II
Band
Child Development
Choir Music
Comprehensive Health
Computer Application
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Driver’s Education
Family Dynamics
Foundations of
Journalism
General Music
Keyboarding
P.E.
Personal Development
Resource Management
Survey of African
American Writing
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Art II
Band
Business Law
Child Development
Choir Music
Computer Application
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Driver’s Education
Family & Individual
Health
Foundations of
Journalism
General Music
Keyboarding
Personal Development
Resource Management
Survey of African
American Writing
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Art I
Art II
General Music
Band
Business Law
Choir Music
Child Development
Creative Writing
Dance I & II
Debate
Family & Individual Health
Foundations of Journalism
Personal Development
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Driver’s Education
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Resource Management
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational
Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
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Greenville High School
Program of Study
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
(Information Technology & Health Sciences also)
This pathway focuses on the planning, managing, and providing of scientific research and professional
and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and
testing services, and research and development services. It also focuses on building linkages in IT
occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development,
support and management of hardware, software, mult-imedia and systems integration services.
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support
services, and biotechnology research and development.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
Junior Year (11th)
Senior Year (12th )
CCR English I/
Compensatory Reading
Compensatory
Writing/CCR English II
English III
AP Literature and
Composition
English IV/
A.P. Literature and
Composition
Compensatory Math I/
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Compensatory Math II
CCR Algebra II
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
A.P. Calculus
Calculus
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Compensatory Math III
& IV
Algebra III
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
A.P. Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Compensatory Math III &
IV
Introduction to Biology
Biology I
Concepts of Agriculture
Plant Science
Physical Science
Chemistry
Physical Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Plant Science
Plant Science II
Concept of Ag I
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A. P. Environmental
Chemistry Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A. P. Environmental
Science
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Concept of Ag II
Physics
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Environment Science
Organic Chemistry
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Biomedical Research
Mississippi
Studies/Geography
World History
A.P. World History
World History
A.P. World History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
A.P. Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Problems in American
Democratic
U.S.
Government/Economics
A.P. Psychology
A. P. US Government &
Politics
A.P. Macroeconomics
A.P. Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Problems in American
Democratic
Comprehensive Health
P.E.
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Engineering I
Info Tech I
Engineering II
Info Tech II
Career Pathway
Experience
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Web Design and
Media Rich Content
Introduction to
Information
Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Management
Fundamentals
Management
Essentials
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Management
Fundamentals
Management Essentials
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
A.P. Calculus
Web Design and Media
Rich Content
Introduction to
Information Technology
Information and
Communication
Technology I
Management
Fundamentals
Management Essentials
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Statistics
A.P. Calculus
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Calculus
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Calculus
Survey of Mathematical
Topics
CCR Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Other Electives
Other Electives
Other Electives
Other Electives
Safety Education
Drug Education
General Music
Band
Family Dynamics
African-American
Studies
Survey of African
American Writing
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I, II, & III
Dance Performance I,
II, and III
Debate
Family Dynamics
Foundation to
Journalism
Personal Development
Resource
Management
P.E.
Oral Communication
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Driver’s Education
Technical &
Workplace Writing
Theatre I
Comprehensive Health
Humanities
Digital Media Design
Graphic Design I & II
Psychology
Sociology
Resource
Management
African-American
Studies
Survey of African
American Writing
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Business Law
Choral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I, II, & III
Dance Performance I, II,
and III
Debate
Family Dynamics
Foundation to
Journalism
Personal Development
P.E.
Oral Communication
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Driver’s Education
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Digital Media Design
Graphic Design I & II
Psychology
Sociology
Resource Management
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finances
Management
African-American Studies
Survey of African
American Writing
Drawing I & II
Painting I & II
General Music
Band
Choral Music
Creative Writing
Dance I, II, & III
Dance Performance I, II,
and III
Debate
Foundation to
Journalism
Personal Development
P.E.
Oral Communication
Computer Application
Keyboarding
Driver’s Education
Technical & Workplace
Writing
Theatre I
Theatre II
Humanities
Graphic I
Graphic II
Psychology
Sociology
Digital Media Design
Multimedia Projects
Resource Management
Accounting
Fundamentals
Business Finances
Management
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Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Greenville High School
Program of Study
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
This pathway focuses on planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by
road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as
transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and
facility maintenance.
Freshman Year (9th)
Sophomore Year
(10th)
CCR English I/
Compensatory
Reading
Compensatory Math I
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Compensatory
Writing/CCR English II
English III
English IV/A.P. English
Literature
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
A.P. Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Algebra III
Calculus
Compensatory Math II & III
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Statistics
Survey of Mathematics
Topics
A.P. Calculus
A.P. Statistics
Advanced Algebra/
Trigonometry
Algebra III
Calculus
Compensatory Math II &
III
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Statistics
Survey of Mathematics
Topics
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Introduction to
Biology
Biology I
Physical Science
Chemistry
Concepts of
Agriculture I
Plant Science I
Physical Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Physics
Concepts of
Agriculture I
Plant Science II
Concepts of
Agriculture I
Plant Science II
Mississippi Studies
World Geography
World History
A.P. World History
World History
A.P. World History
U.S. History
A.P. U.S. History
Comprehensive
Health
PE
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
STEM
Electives
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A.P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Biomedical Research
Environmental Science
Organic Chemistry
Marine and Aquatics
Science
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Physical Science
Zoology/Botany
Physics
US History
A.P. Psychology
A.P U.S. History
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Chemistry
Biology II
Physics
A.P. Biology
A.P. Chemistry
A. P. Physics
A.P. Environmental
Science
Astronomy
Aerospace Studies
Biomedical Research
Environmental Science
Organic Chemistry
Marine and Aquatics
Science
Microbiology/Genetics
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
Zoology/Botany
Physics
Physical Science
Economics
US Government
A.P. Psychology
A.P. US Government and
Politics
A.P. Macroeconomics A.P
U.S. History
Psychology
Sociology
Problems in American
Democracy
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Diesel Service
Technician I
Automotive Service
Tech I
Collision Repair Tech I
Diesel Service Technician II
Automotive Service Tech II
Collision Repair Tech II
Electives
Electives
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General Music
Band
Drug Education
Safety Education
Painting I & II
Drawing I
PE
Band
Comprehensive
Health
Technical Writing
Creative writing
Dance I & II
Drivers Education
General Music
African American
Studies
Survey of African
American Writing
African American
Intro to Theater Arts
Theater I & II
Choral Music
Child Development
Family Dynamics
Family and Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal
Development
Keyboarding
Computer
Applications
Minority Studies
Oral Studies
Debate
Psychology
Law Related
Educations
Humanities
Painting I & II
Drawing I & II
PE
Band
Comprehensive Health
Technical Writing
Creative writing
Dance I & II
Drivers Education
General Music
African American Studies
Survey of African American
Writing
African American
Intro to Theater Arts
Theater I & II
Choral Music
Child Development
Family Dynamics
Family and Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal Development
Keyboarding
Computer Applications
Minority Studies
Oral Studies
Debate
Psychology
Law Related Educations
Humanities
Resource Management
Painting I & II
Drawing I & II
PE
Band
Comprehensive Health
Technical Writing
Creative writing
Dance I & II
Drivers Education
General Music
African American Studies
Survey of African
American Writing
African American
Intro to Theater Arts
Theater I & II
Choral Music
Child Development
Family Dynamics
Family and Individual
Health
Nutrition & Wellness
Personal Development
Keyboarding
Computer Applications
Minority Studies
Oral Studies
Debate
Psychology
Law Related Educations
Humanities
Resource Management
Scheduled by Case Manager
Life Skill Science I
Life Skill Science II
Life Skill Science III
Life Skill Science IV
Career Preparation I
Career Preparation II
Career Preparation III
Career Preparation IV
Job Skill Math I
Job Skill Math II
Job Skill Math III
Job Skill Math IV
Employment English I
Employment English II
Employment English III
Employment English IV
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
Occupational Guidance
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Planning for Graduation
The Greenville Public School District offers a wide variety of courses from which you may
choose. You should take the time and effort to develop a carefully constructed long-range plan.
Consider your future goals.
Contact the colleges and universities you are considering and obtain their entrance
requirements. See the following "Institutions of Higher Learning Entrance Requirements" chart
for Mississippi requirements. Investigate apprenticeship programs or employment
opportunities which you are considering and determine their entrance requirements.
The programs of study included on page 29-53 of this document will assist you in selecting the
necessary required courses for graduation. In order to graduate, students must meet the
graduation requirements established the year he/she entered the 9 th grade.
Also, the charts on page 64-67 of this document illustrate entrance requirements for
Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi.
Occupational Diplomas
Since January 1, 2004, the State Board of Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC) has provided
state funding for students attending community and junior colleges who exit high school with a
Mississippi Occupational Diploma. This action is documented in a memo to community and
junior college presidents from the Executive Director for SBCJC, dated October 24, 2003. This
decision expanded the post-secondary educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
The board for each college sets its own admissions standards, but this move paves the way for
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recognition of the occupational diploma as an acceptable college entrance option for our
students.
Subject Area Test Program (SATP2, SATP3)
New SATP Requirements
Beginning with school year 2014-2015, students may graduate by passing CCR Algebra I, Biology I, CCR
English II, and U.S. History and meeting one of the following options:
a. Pass the applicable end-of-course Subject Area Test
b. Use the end-of-course Subject Area Test score with the overall course grade (For seniors in 20142015 and 2015-2016 only. Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, SATP scores will constitute 25
percent of a student’s final grade.)
c. Obtain a score of 17 or higher in the specific subject area on the ACT.
d. Earn a C or higher in an entry level, credit-bearing dual enrollment/dual credit /college credit
course.
e. Obtain an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification
Test) score of 36 plus one of the following:
1) Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the attainment level
assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.
2) Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
Blueprint and outlined in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
Accountability Standards.
f. Obtain the Silver Level on the ACT WorkKeys plus one of the following:
1) Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the attainment level
assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.
2) Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
Accountability Standards.
Summer School
Students in grades 6-12 are not allowed to enroll in a summer school course in lieu of taking the course
during the regular school year. Summer school courses are only for remediation for Carnegie unit
courses. No SATP2, SATP3 tested course may be taken in summer school. SATP2, SAPT3 courses will be
offered in the extended year classes.
The summer school/extended year program will meet all applicable requirements of the regular school
program. Students from the base schools who enroll in the summer program must provide written
approval from the principal of their base schools.
Students enrolled in an extended year program complete all remaining course/subject
requirements/objectives before credit for the course/subject is issued.
Students enrolled in a summer program are limited to earning one (1) Carnegie unit of credit during a
traditional summer school session, which does not apply to extended year programs and approved
virtual courses.
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Greenville Public School District only accepts credits from schools that are accredited by the Mississippi
Department of Education.
Correspondence Courses
Carnegie unit credits earned through correspondence courses may be counted toward
graduation but are limited to one such unit during a student's high school career. Students will
not normally be allowed to take a correspondence course until the senior year and only if it is
needed to satisfy minimum graduation requirements. The student assumes full responsibility
for all costs associated with the course. If you have an interest in a correspondence course,
contact your guidance counselor.
Online Courses
Carnegie unit credits earned through online courses may be counted toward graduation but are
limited to the following requirements:
1) The course must be listed in the Approved Courses for the
Secondary Schools of Mississippi for the current school year by the
Mississippi Department of Education.
2) The Principal must approve the request prior to enrollment after making a
determination as to the student's probability for successful completion of
online coursework based upon prior academic work in high school.
3) The student must have adequate access to online resources and
the technical skills to use them.
4) Typically online courses may be used for remediation for minimum
graduation requirements. Otherwise, these courses are to be used for
extended learning opportunities and the credit will not count towards the
minimum graduation requirements outlined by the Greenville Public School
District.
5) The student assumes full responsibility for all costs associated with the course.
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Change of Schedule
Each spring the students in the Greenville Public School District are given the opportunity to
select the subjects for the following year. Teachers are employed on the basis of students'
subject selection. It is recommended that no schedule changes be made unless 1) a failed
course was completed in summer school; 2) not enough students registered for the course,
thereby dropping the course from the master schedule; or 3) an error was made in the
student's schedule. If a student and his/her parent(s) feel that a change in schedule should be
made, the parent(s) should submit a written request for a schedule change within the first five
days of school. Whether a change is made is the decision of the building principal. Any course
or courses dropped will be included in the grade point average and class ranking of the
withdrawn student.
Class Rank
When class rank is computed, all grades from all subjects for which any Carnegie unit credit
given is used, regardless of year credit is earned. This applies to both whole units and fractional
units of credit. When class rank is computed, it is computed for only those students who will
complete graduation requirements for the current school year. Students are ranked at the end
of the third nine weeks of the senior year to determine their final standing.
Driver Education
The driver education program is offered at Greenville High School if adequate staffing is
available. A fee is charged for this course in summer school. Students wishing to enroll in driver
education must present a Birth Certificate and Social Security card. Students must be 15 years
of age or turn 15 during the term they are enrolled. Class size is limited and priority is given
based on assigned grade level first and computer-generated course assignment second.
Home School or Private School Students
Students who have registered with the Mississippi Department of Education as home school
students may attend classes in the Greenville Public School District on a space available basis
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provided they meet all normal residency and eligibility requirements for enrolling in a public
school. Students attending a private school within the boundaries of Greenville Public School
District may attend classes at the Greenville Technical Center as long as there is space available
in the desired program of study.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Greenville Technical Center
The Greenville Technical Center offers secondary vocational programs that provide
occupational orientation and basic employment skills associated with a specific occupation or
career cluster. Thus, upon completing the program, secondary graduates are prepared to either
pursue entry level employment in the particular occupation or continue their vocational or
technical education in a post-secondary educational institution, often-times with advanced
standing.
The student will receive credit for his or her vocational course work through the "home"
school. Students attend the Career Center on a block basis with the remaining time spent in the
students' home school. The high school diploma is likewise awarded by the high school in which
the student is enrolled. Two (2) units of credit are offered by the shop and laboratory classes
and two and one-half (2 1/2) units of credit are offered for the Cooperative Education work
experience class. No partial credit may be given for part of a year. Students who successfully
complete a two-year vocational program will receive a certificate of completion from the
Technical Center. Certificate students will receive a certificate that designates objectives
mastered on their I.E.P. Attendance is based upon the Technical Center application process that
may be initiated through the home school counselor. Admission must be approved by both the
home school and by the Technical Center.
Technical Center Articulation/Advanced Placement
Under the Mississippi Delta Community College Tech Prep Consortium, Articulation/Advanced
Placement is available to the students who complete the following programs at the Raymond
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Campus Career Center: Allied Health, Automotive Mechanics, Industrial Maintenance Trades,
Marketing, and Mississippi Cooperative Education.
Mississippi Delta Community College will grant credit for selected courses in its Associate in
Arts, Associate of Applied Science, or Career Certificate Programs under the following
conditions:
● Applicant for credit meets all college admissions requirements and is a registered
student in good standing in one of Mississippi Delta Community College's
career/technical programs
● Applicant has maintained at least a "B" average in the related high school career &
technical course for which articulated credit is requested.
● Applicant has on file a written recommendation from the program instructor and
the career/technical director
● Applicant must make an approved score on a comprehensive exam designed and
administered by the postsecondary faculty in that subject area.
● Applicant must complete 12 hours at Mississippi Delta Community College
before articulation/advanced placement credit will be placed on a permanent
transcript.
A high school graduate may request placement within 24 months of the date of applicant's
graduation from high school. There will be no charge for such credit.
GIFTED (Intellectually Gifted Students)
GIFTED is a program for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-6. These classes emphasize
planning, decision-making, leadership, creativity, and communication. Students spend at least
five hours weekly in Gifted classes, but must maintain their regular class work as well. Activities
include field trips, resource persons, and individual and group presentations. During second
term, all first grade students are mass screened to determine which students will be referred
for further assessment. Students identified as intellectually gifted are served in grades 2-6 in a
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pull out program located at Stern Elementary School and transportation from and returning to
their home school is provided by GPSD.
Technology and Career Discovery Curriculum
Tech Prep provides an educational path that leads to tomorrow. It integrates college prep
coursework with vocational and technical applications. A technical education concentration is
included. This planned sequence of courses begins in middle school and is articulated to the
community college, leading to an associate or applied science degree. Students can also pursue
a four-year baccalaureate degree, if so desired.
Discovery courses are required for students in grades 7 through 9 - Career Discovery (7th grade),
Computer Discovery (8th grade), and Technology Discovery (9th grade). These courses provide a
basis for implementing applied academic instructional methods in mathematics, science, and
communications and for integrating academic and vocational skills.
Courses at the high school level are articulated with both vocational-technical courses and
academic courses at the community/junior college level, and programs have been implemented
to provide school-to-work transition skills.
Mississippi Scholars Initiative
The Mississippi Scholars Initiative is a program to motivate students to complete high school
courses that prepare them for college and careers. The Initiative program places business
people in classrooms to encourage and challenge students in the study of math, science,
language arts, and social studies (the Mississippi Scholars Course of Study) immediately before
the selection of high school courses. The Initiative program is managed by the Public Education
Forum of Mississippi, and was established in November 2003. Students completing the more
rigorous Mississippi Scholars Course of Study will be recognized at graduation and receive a
specially designated diploma.
Mississippi Tech Master Scholars
Mississippi Scholars Tech Master students are preparing for their future careers. The Mississippi
Scholars Tech Master program curriculum is designed to encourage students to pursue and
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complete career and technical coursework in high school. The program is designed to provide
students with the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace.
Solomon Magnet School
H.W. Solomon Magnet School was developed in 2014 to supplement the service to 7-12
grade
students in the Greenville Public School District. Our goal is to provide
comprehensive Honors, Pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placement courses to high
performing students in the GPSD. Our program serves 7-8 grade students from Coleman
and T.L. Weston Middle Schools and 9-12 grade students from Greenville High School.
Students rotate through the facility on a period and block basis for classes in the four core
areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and English.
Solomon Magnet School is an innovative application of the best teaching practices in an
effort to provide students with a challenging program of study to produce students
capable of performing at higher academic levels.
Advanced Placement Program
The courses offered at Solomon Magnet School include full content immersion, a fast pace,
and assessment of performance at the analysis and synthesis level. Students will be expected
to learn, analyze, synthesize, and manipulate knowledge and skills; think critically; budget
time; develop and use effective study skills; engage in electronically assisted research and
communication; develop advanced content area vocabulary; communicate effectively
verbally and in writing; maintain a high academic standing; model positive classroom behavior;
and commit to the educational experience provided by the Honors and AP classes.
The District has an Advanced Placement Program which consists of all accelerated or honors
courses, advanced placement courses, and upper-level language courses. The Program
begins with math courses in the seventh grade, adds English courses in the ninth grade, and
continues toward advanced placement (AP) courses in high school. The District's Advanced
Placement program is based on the Mississippi Department of Education's "Suggested
Outcomes for Academically Gifted Education Programs, Grades 9-12 in Mississippi," which
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recommends the components and outcomes for courses in the Program, and on the College
Board Advanced Placement approved syllabi.
Pre AP Program
Beginning in the seventh grade, four different tracks or sequences of math courses, which
are based on the Common Core State Standards and Mississippi College and Career
Readiness Standards and outlined in BLUEPRINTS, Greenville Public School 's secondary
curriculum guide, will be available to students.
Beginning in the seventh grade, Pre-AP, accelerated or honors English classes are offered
to all students.
Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, Greenville High School must offer at least one
(1) Advanced Placement (AP) course in each of the four (4) core areas (mathematics, science,
language arts, and social studies). Distance learning or the Mississippi Department of
Education's Mississippi Virtual Public School may be used as an appropriate alternative for
the delivery ofAP courses.
Greenville Public School District will make available at Greenville High School an on-site AP
teacher for any student who requests and/or is eligible for one of the four core area AP
courses either through recruitment orby parental permission.
Greenville Public Schools shall offer Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) courses in each of the
four (4) core areas (mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies). Pre-AP course
means a middle, junior high and/or high school level course that specifically prepares
students to enroll and participate in an AP course. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school
year, if Pre-AP courses are offered, the school district must submit a Pre-Advanced
Placement Program Proposal to the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of
Curriculum and Instruction. The proposal must indicate the Pre-AP courses that will be
offered and the College Board training that the Pre-AP teachers will obtain in order to teach
the Pre-AP courses. The proposal must also indicate the process for identifying students for
Pre-AP courses. Each teacher planning to teach a Pre-AP course must have completed the
College Board's Pre-AP Summer Institute, Vertical Teams Training, the Pre-AP Workshop, or
other training specifically designed for Pre-AP teachers. The district is responsible for
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providing documentation (when requested) of participation in the Pre- AP training. The PreAP Program Proposal will be approved for a period of five years. Whenever a district makes
changes to the Pre-AP Program, the district shall submit a new Pre-AP Program Proposal
Form to the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Curriculum and Instruction for
approval prior to implementing changes. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, each
teacher planning to teach any AP course must have completed the College Board endorsed
AP Summer Institute (APSI) for the course and must have obtained the AP certification
through the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensure.
Documentation showing completion of the College Board APSI is required.Teachers with the
AP certification must comply with Licensure renewal guidelines. AP teachers must complete
the AP Summer Institute (APSI) at least every five years, which can be used for licensure
renewal if completed during the validity period. (Exception: Teachers who have served with
Educational Testing Service as readers for the AP exam(s) may have the initial training
waived and will automatically earn the AP certification if the appropriate documentation is
provided. These teachers should complete the APSI at least every five years or serve as a
readerfor the AP exam(s) at least every five years.) Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year,
students on the secondary level in Greenville Public Schools must take a progressive course
yearly in language arts, social studies, science and mathematics.
Identification of Students Eligible for the Advanced Placement Program:
Subject to appropriation, funding shall be made available so that all sophomores in
Greenville Public Schools may take an examination (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test
(PSAT) or ACT PLAN Assessment) that measures the students' ability to succeed in an AP
course. The examination results should be used to identify students who were not
recognized during middle school as students who would benefit from taking AP courses.
Dual Enrollment
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The Greenville Public School District offers opportunities for qualifying high school students to
participate in the Dual Enrollment program with Mississippi Valley State University whereby
students may earn college credit beginning with the spring semester of the sophomore year.
Students who have obtained a 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed 14 core units for
graduation are eligible to begin taking dual enrollment courses. If you are interested in this
program, contact your guidance counselor or graduation coach for more details. Please note
that the college does charge tuition for these classes, and these classes are held at the Solomon
Magnet School.
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
AREA
UNITS
COURSES
English
4 Units
CCR English I, II, III, IV
Math
3 Units
CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
4 Units*
Science
3 Units
4 Units*
*Plus one unit of a high math (Advanced Algebra,
Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Algebra
III, Calculus, or any AP Math Course)
Two of the courses must be lab-based
Biology I, Biology II
Chemistry I, Chemistry II
Human Anatomy
Physics
AP Physics
AP Biology
*Biology I, Chemistry I, Physics (preferred) and any one of the
following courses: Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics II, Human
Anatomy and Physiology, or any AP lab-based physical
science class
Social Studies
3 Units
4 Units*
½ Mississippi Studies, ½ World Geography
World History
US History
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½ American Government
*1/2 Mississippi Studies, ½ World Geography, World History,
US History, ½ American Government, and ½ Economics are
required.
Advanced Electives
2 Units
From the following list (one must be either a Foreign
Language or Advanced World Geography):
1. 1st Year Language
2. 2nd Year Language
3. Advanced World Geography
4. Advanced Science (4th year lab based)
5. Advanced Math (above Algebra II)
*Two consecutive units of Foreign Language (I and II) or
Advanced World Geography and a Foreign Language
Computer
½ Unit
Computer Applications
Fine Arts
1 Unit
*Visual and performing arts required for high
school graduation will meet this requirement
Health
½ Unit
Comprehensive Health
Physical Education
½ Unit
Total
17 ½ Units
19 ½ Units*
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*College Prep Curriculum required for students
graduating from high school and entering a
public institution of higher learning beginning in
the summer of 2012
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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Area
English
Math
Science
Social
Studies
General Education
Diploma/
Community College
Track
Mississippi Scholars/
College Prep Track
4 units: CCR English I, II,
III, IV
4 units: CCR English I, II, III,
IV
Occupational
Diploma (OD) Career
Center Option
Occupational Diploma
(OD) Employment
Option
(IDEA Students
Only)
(IDEA Students Only)
4 units (See Note 3):
4 units (See Note 3):
OD Employment English I,
II, III, IV
OD Employment English I, II,
III, IV
4 units which must
include: CCR Algebra I &
CCR Geometry (See Note
4)
4 units which must include:
CCR Algebra I & CCR
Geometry and CCR Algebra
II (See Note 4)
4 units (See Note 3):
4 units (See Note 3):
OD Job/Life Skills Math I,
II, III, IV
OD Job/Life Skills Math I, II,
III, IV
4 units which must
include: Biology I (See
Note 7)
4 units which must include:
Biology I, Chemistry I,
Physics (preferred) & one
lab-based physical science
course (See Note 7)
4 units (See Note 3)
4 units (See Note 3)
OD Science I, II, III, IV
OD Science I, II, III, IV
4 units ( see Note 1):
4 units ( see Note 1):
4 units (See Note 3)
4 units (See Note 3)
OD Career Preparation I,
II, III, IV
OD Career Preparation I, II,
III, IV
½ unit Mississippi
Studies
½ unit Mississippi Studies
½ unit World Geography
1 unit World History
1 unit World History
1 unit U.S. History
1 unit U.S. History
½ unit American
Government
½ unit American
Government
½ unit Economics
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Business &
Technology
1 unit (See Note 2)
1 unit (See Note 2)
2 units
2 units
OD Guidance &
Preparation Grade
OD Guidance & Preparation
Grade
10 & 11
(School/Community
10 & 11
(School/Community
Based Work Assessment
30 hours
Based Work Assessment 30
hours
each)
each)
The Arts
1 unit (Any fine arts
course)
1 unit (Any fine arts course
Health
½ unit (Comprehensive
Health)
½ unit (Comprehensive
Health)
Certain Vocational
courses completed at
the Career Center will
count for academic
Science credit. (See Note
7)
Certain Vocational courses
completed at the Career
Center will count for
academic Science credit.
(See Note 7)
4 units: Completion of a
two-year (2)
career/technical program
at the HCC Raymond
Campus Career Center.
(See Note 5)
Five hundred forty (540)
hours of successful paid
employment, as outlined
through the Applied Courses
under the Occupational
Diploma requirements.
9th Grade 04-05 – 9 1/2
units
6 1/2 units
1 units:
5 units:
(Any courses beyond
normal graduation
requirements to include
two advanced electives)
(See Note 6)
Guidance and
Preparation III, IV or
Reading I, II, III, IV; or
vocational Education or
any courses beyond
graduation requirements
Guidance and Preparation III,
IV or Reading I, II, III, IV; or
vocational Education or any
courses beyond graduation
requirements
Career or
Vocational
Electives
9th Grade 05-06 – 8 1/2
units
9th Grade 06-07 – 6 1/2
units
*Two consecutive units of
Foreign Language (I and II)
(Any courses beyond
normal graduation
requirements) (See Note
6)
Total
28 UNITS
28 UNITS (See note 6)
28 UNITS
28 UNITS
(See note 6)
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Graduation Requirements continued
Note 1: The credit earned for a State/Local Government course in any other state by an out-of-state
transfer student who enters after the sophomore year can stand in lieu of Mississippi Studies or
Mississippi State and Local Government. If the transfer student took a State/Local Government course in
a grade level that did not award Carnegie unit credit, then any other one-half (½) unit social studies
course may be accepted. An out-of-state student who transfers after the junior year may substitute any
other one-half (½) unit social studies course.
Note 2: One unit in Computer Discovery (available for Carnegie unit credit in 8thGrade) is accepted in
lieu of the two-1/2 unit courses. Evidence of proficiency in computer applications is also accepted if the
student earns one unit in any of the course listed in the Business and Technology Framework (academic
and vocational).
Note 3: Regular education courses may be taken in the place of these OD requirements provided the IEP
Committee ensures the benchmarks for the OD have been met.
Note 4: Eighth grade students beginning with the 2014-2015 school year must complete 4 units for
graduation. See the “New Mathematics Graduation Requirements” note below that outlines this new
requirement.
Note 5: Successful completion of the Occupational Diploma technical program requires passing the MSCPAS.
Note 6: Entering ninth grade students beginning in 2011-2012 must earn 28 total units for graduation.
Students graduating in 2008 (9th grade students of 04-05) will require 9 1/2 electives. Students
graduating in 2009 (9th grade students of 05-06) will require 8 1/2 electives and 4 math credits. Students
graduating in 2012 (9th grade students of 08-09) will require 4 credits in English, mathematics, science,
and social studies, along with 1 credit in business/technology and the arts, 1/2 credit in health, and 6
1/2 electives. IHL requires two advanced electives (Foreign Language I, II; or Foreign Language I and
Advanced World Geography preferred)
Note 7: All ninth grade students beginning with the 2008-2009 school year must complete four units of
science. IHL requirements include Biology I, Chemistry I, and any two units of comparable rigor and
content. One unit must be a lab-based physical science (Physics preferred). Allowable lab-based physical
science courses are Physical Science, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, Physics I, Physics II, AP
Physics B, AP Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism, and AP Physics C - Mechanics. Certain Career Center
courses offer academic credit for certain science and business education courses. Please consult the
Career Center counselor for more information about this process.
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bearing Math course is taken in the same school year. Math 8 cannot be taken after Algebra I or
Integrated Math I. For students pursuing the Career Pathway Graduation Option, at least one (1) of the
required mathematics courses must be above Algebra I and selected from the student’s program of
study. The allowable mathematics courses that can be taken which are higher than Algebra I are:
Geometry, Algebra II, CCSS Advanced Math Plus, Algebra III, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC,
and AP Statistics, or any college-level dual credit courses. Survey of Mathematical Topics, Advanced
Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, and Statistics meet this requirement if
taken prior to the 2015-2016 school year. Pre-Algebra, Transition to Algebra, and Algebra I may be taken
in the eighth grade for Carnegie unit credit. Pre-Algebra and Transition to Algebra are no longer
available after the 2013-2014 school year. Carnegie units may be earned by seventh and eighth graders
effective with school year 2014-2015 for the following courses: CCSS Compacted Math Grade 7, CCSS
Math Grade 8, CCSS Compacted Math Grade 8, and CCSS Math Grade 8.
New SATP Requirements
Beginning with school year 2014-2015, students may graduate by passing CCR Algebra I, Biology I, CCR
English II, and U.S. History and meeting one of the following options:
a. Pass the applicable end-of-course Subject Area Test
b. Use the end-of-course Subject Area Test score with the overall course grade (For seniors in 20142015 and 2015-2016 only. Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, SATP scores will constitute 25
percent of a student’s final grade.)
c. Obtain a score of 17 or higher in the specific subject area on the ACT.
d. Earn a C or higher in an entry level, credit-bearing dual enrollment/dual credit /college credit
course.
e. Obtain an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification
Test) score of 36 plus one of the following:
1) Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the attainment level
assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.
2) Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
Blueprint and outlined in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
Accountability Standards.
f. Obtain the Silver Level on the ACT WorkKeys plus one of the following:
1) Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the attainment level
assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.
2) Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
Accountability Standards.
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WHAT MATH AND SCIENCE CLASSES DO I TAKE?
Grade
General Education
Diploma
Mississippi Scholars
General Education
Diploma
College Prep Track
Community College
Track
6
Mississippi Scholars
College Prep Track
Community College
Track
6th Grade Math Instructional Level
6th Grade Science Instructional Level
7
7th Math Instructional
Level
Compacted Math 7
7th Grade Science Instructional Level
8
8th Math Instructional
Level
Compacted Math 8
(with Algebra I)
8th Grade Science Instructional Level
9
CCR Algebra I
CCR Geometry
Introduction to
Biology
Biology I
10
CCR Geometry
CCR Algebra II
Biology I
Chemistry I
11
CCR Algebra II
Stats ½
Physical Science
Physics
and Pre-Calculus ½
Or
Or
Environmental
Trigonometry ½ and
Science ½ and
Advanced Algebra ½
Science Elective ½
or
Algebra III
Advanced
Mathematics Plus
Calculus
AP Calculus
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12
Trigonometry ½ and
Advanced Algebra ½
Prob & Stats ½
Any Science
And Pre-Calculus ½
Elective
or
Lab-Based Physical
Science Elective (
Physics, or any AP
Lab-Based Physical
Science class)
or
Algebra III
Algebra III
or
Advanced
Mathematics Plus
This program meets
minimum entrance
requirements for a
four-year college
This program does
not meet minimum
entrance
requirements for a
four-year college
*Note: Individual circumstances may vary and will be taken into consideration when scheduling
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WHAT LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES DO I TAKE?
**Elective Social Studies Courses
9th - 12th Grades) (7th - 12th Grades) Advanced World Geography
Survey of African-American Writing, Community Service Learning, Humanities, Law Related Education
Local Resource Studies, Minority Studies, Personal Leadership Problems in American Democracy
Psychology, Sociology and Survey of World Religions
Grade
General
Education
Diploma
Mississippi
Scholars
General Education Diploma
Mississippi
Scholars
Community College Track
Community
College
Track
College
Prep Track
College Prep
Track
6
6th Grade Language Arts
Instructional Level
6th grade World Geography and Citizenship
7
7th Grade Language Arts
Instructional Level
7th grade World History from Pre-Historic Era to the Age of
Enlightenment
8
8th Grade Language Arts
Instructional Level
8th grade United States History from Exploration through
Reconstruction
9
9th Grade Language Arts
Instructional Level
Mississippi Studies
Introduction to World
Geography/
United States
History from PostReconstruction to
Present
10
English II
World History from the
Age of Enlightenment to
the Present
World History from
the Age of
Enlightenment to the
Present
World History
from the Age of
Enlightenment to
the Present
11
11th Grade Instructional
Level
United States History
from Post-Reconstruction
to Present
United States History
from PostReconstruction to
Present
Introduction to
World
Geography/Econo
mics
12
12th Grade Instructional
United States
Government/Introductio
Mississippi
Studies/United States
Mississippi
Studies/United
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n to World Geography
Level
Government
States
Government
WHAT MUSIC CLASSES DO I TAKE?
Grade
General Education
Diploma
Mississippi Scholars
General Education
Diploma
College Prep Track
Community College
Track
Music Middle School Level II
7
Music Middle School Level III
Music Middle School
Level IV
College Prep Track
Community College
Track
6
8
Mississippi Scholars
Middle School
Choral Performance
Middle School Instrumental Performance
Middle School Band
9
10
11
12
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BUSINESS EDUCATION
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - BUSINESS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Entrepreneurship is designed to equip students with introductory skills that help prepare them
to organize and run a business. Business terminology, basic entrepreneurship concepts, and
fundamental operating principles are emphasized. Through this course, students are involved
with activities such as developing market plans and applying global economic concepts. They
will analyze supply and demand and understand how it affects price and profit. They will also
learn to calculate operational expenses in determining profit. Finally, they will be exposed to
ethical problems related to the workplace and discuss solutions for some of these problems.
PERSONAL FINANCE
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Personal Finance allows the student to explore personal financial decision-making. It also helps
each individual utilize skills in money management, record keeping, and banking. The course
accomplishes this by the study of basic concepts involving economics, insurance, credit, and
other related topics. Activities will include preparation of budgets, comparison-shopping,
advertising research, standard of living analysis, and comparison of housing options.
ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS
1 unit, 2 semesters (elective)
Grade Level: 9-12
Accounting I is recommended for students interested in pursuing a degree in the business field.
Students learn accounting terminology, principles, and procedures as they relate to a single
proprietorship and a corporation. Aplia online working papers are used by students to facilitate
learning. Students are exposed to Automated Accounting during the course. This is an essential
course for college-bound students interested in the business career field.
BUSINESS LAW
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½ unit, 1 semester (elective)
Grade Level: 9-12
Business Law provides the basic foundation of law as it relates to business. Business Law will
equip the student with a working knowledge of the law as it applies to various legal situations
that are encountered in personal and business situations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN I
1 semester (elective)
Grade Level: 9-12 1 semester (elective)
This hands-on introductory course emphasizes graphic design and development. Students will
focus on the foundations of web planning, design principles, and development. Students will
also focus on graphic design to include image creation and editing. This course uses a variety of
industry standard software. Students will take an in-depth look at site development, the
planning process, image editing, and web hosting services. This course uses a variety of industry
standard software.
GRAPHIC DESIGN II
1 semester (elective)
Grade Level: 9-12 1 semester (elective)
Prerequisite: Graphic Design I
This hands-on introductory course emphasizes graphic design and development. Students will
focus on the foundations of web planning, design principles, and development. Students will
also focus on graphic design to include image creation and editing. This course uses a variety of
industry standard software. Students will take an in-depth look at site development, the
planning process, image editing, and web hosting services. This course uses a variety of industry
standard software.
COMPENSATORY EDUCATION
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ACT PREP COURSE - MATH AND READING
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
This course will contain nine weeks of math work and nine weeks of reading comprehension
and vocabulary. Students will normally take the course first term and pair it with College Life.
COMPENSATORY WRITING II· READING
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
This course is designed especially for students who have failed the English II Subject Area Test
for graduation. The primary purpose is to enhance reading skills through instruction that
incorporates English II standards. This course will also facilitate the development of students'
language and thinking abilities.
LEARNING STRATEGIES
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Learning Strategies, an elective, is a compensatory education course designed to enable
under-achieving students to become independent learners and to transfer learning skills to
other academic areas. The course is based upon State Core objectives which by law must be
taught.
COMPUTER EDUCATION
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit Grades 10-12
Note: Students who have successfully completed 8th grade Computer Discovery have already
earned credit for this course.
Computer Applications is designed to provide each student with essential introductory skills
and knowledge necessary to use computer hardware and software in daily life and occupational
tasks. The student will learn to utilize computer hardware and software to improve and
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enhance English, science, history, mathematics, or elective subject projects, presentations, or
critiques. Emphasis is placed on common applications including disk operating systems (DOS),
word processing, database management, and spreadsheet.
*WEB DESIGN AND MEDIA RICH CONTENT (ACADEMIC)
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Keyboarding and Word Processing
Web Page Design is an introductory course that examines basic HTML editors and web
publishing software. Course skills will include learning the essential ways to develop a web site
and the evaluation of several HTML web-publishing packages. Web Page Design offers the
student the opportunity to use keyboarding and word processing skills in the production of
attractive documents such as a flyer, letterhead, business card, report cover, and newsletter.
Graphic design and page layout techniques are emphasized.
KEYBOARDING
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Keyboarding provides the student an opportunity to master the touch-method keystroking skill
for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard and a ten-key pad.
Emphasis is placed on developing proper speed and accuracy techniques. Students format
documents such as letters, memorandums, reports, and tables for personal, educational, and
business uses.
Prerequisite: Computer Applications
WORD PROCESSING
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Word processing prepares the student with word processing skills for personal use, use in the
workplace, and use in postsecondary education. Introductory keyboarding skills are refined
through continued use of the keyboard. The student's use of formatting techniques is enhanced
through the creation of documents such as letters, reports, memos, and tables. Through
document preparation, student’s master specialized software functions.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding, Computer Applications, or Computer Discovery
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Credit: ½ unit, 1 semester (elective)
Grade Level: 9-12
Competencies for this course focus on raising awareness of the interrelatedness of one
country's political policies and economic practices with another, learning to improve
international business relations through appropriate communication strategies.
ENGLISH
CCR ENGLISH I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
Prerequisite: CCR English, Grade 8
This course is designed to help students investigate a wide range of literary genres as well as
delve deeply into substantive, complex expository works of nonfiction such that they can “read
like a detective” and uncover critical clues for building analyses of texts. It is geared toward
students becoming increasingly aware of the choices authors make and how writers emphasize
particular examples or details and stitch them together into a coherent whole. This course
requires students to provide objective summaries that incorporate both inferences drawn from
the text and citations extracted directly from what they have read. Students study the seminal
foundational documents of the United States as well as grasp differing perspectives and points
of view embedded in works of world literature.
CCR ACCELERATED ENGLISH I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
Prerequisite: CCR English, Grade 8
Students who have demonstrated the ability to master the coursework in regular English
classes may elect to take accelerated classes. English Accelerated is offered for students who
need additional challenge and rigor in their coursework. These classes entail in-depth study of
literary works, authors, and language concepts. Students are expected to engage in special
projects that involve speaking and listening skills. In these classes, students are exposed to a
variety of authors and genres.
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CCR ENGLISH II
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Prerequisite: English I, CCR English I
This course requires students to both examine a diverse set of literary genres and pursue their
investigation of substantive, complex expository works of nonfiction such that they become
adept investigators and can analyze the meaning of both literary and nonfiction works. It helps
students firmly grasp how authors craft their prose and how writers make their argument(s)
cohere. Students are adept at comparing and contrasting how ideas, themes or concepts are
presented in two different artistic mediums in which different details are emphasized. Students
are asked to analyze the seminal foundational documents of the United States as well as grasp
differing perspectives and points of view embedded in works of world literature. Additional
Standards for Reading Literature and Standards for Reading Informational Text offer detailed
expectations for student academic performance in preparation for college and careers.
CCR ENGLISH III
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 11
Prerequisite: English II, CCR English II
This course requires students to be able to understand and analyze substantive, complex
expository works of literary nonfiction as well as a diverse spectrum of stories, poems, plays,
and novels such that they can produce ample amounts of evidence to support inferences.
Students also perform a variety of complex reading tasks focused on recurrent themes in
American literature and foundational works of American political philosophy, from grasping the
subtleties of an author’s point of view to perceiving when a text leaves matters ambiguous.
Students become skilled at determining how multiple themes or ideas combine and intertwine
to produce a complex narrative or explanation as well as evaluating the premises, arguments,
and rhetoric present in seminal texts from American history. Additional Standards for Reading
Literature and Standards for Reading Informational Text offer detailed expectations for student
academic performance in preparation for college and careers.
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CCR ENGLISH IV
2 term(s); 1 unit credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: English III
This course requires students to be able to understand and analyze substantive, complex
expository works of literary nonfiction as well as a diverse spectrum of stories, poems, plays,
and novels such that they can produce ample amounts of evidence to support inferences.
Students also perform a variety of complex reading tasks focused on recurrent themes in
English literature and foundational works of American political philosophy, from grasping the
subtleties of an author’s point of view to perceiving when a text leaves matters ambiguous.
Students become skilled at determining how multiple themes or ideas combine and intertwine
to produce a complex narrative or explanation as well as evaluating the premises, arguments,
and rhetoric present in seminal texts from American history. Additional Standards for Reading
Literature and Standards for Reading Informational Text offer detailed expectations for student
academic performance in preparation for college and careers.
CREATIVE WRITING
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
The Creative Writing course will provide the student practices in the processes of composing
poems, personal descriptive and narrative essays, and short fiction. If time allows, the writing
of drama may be pursued. The course affords an opportunity for self- expression, promotes
critical thinking, expands the imagination, and develops the use of figurative and literal
language. The student will pursue an independent project in creative writing. The student will
become a critical reader and editor of his/her own work and of the work of his/her classmates.
The student will be encouraged to submit works for publication.
Debate
1 term; ½ unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course provides instruction in how to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information in order
to organize effective arguments, and it provides practice in making those arguments. Skill in
debate helps the individual to think logically, clearly, and quickly, and it helps a student to
identify flawed reasoning and argue persuasively.
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Broadcast Journalism
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
The Broadcast Journalism course provides students with quality academic instruction in
television, radio, and video production by providing training in operating equipment, reporting
and scriptwriting, as well as planning, directing, and producing video projects. This course is
designed to help students produce a broadcast news show that includes anchor segments, field
reports and feature segments. Students should select all content, write all scripts, and film and
edit all video. Show(s) should be published to the web and available to the public.
Foundations of Journalism is a prerequisite for this class.
Foundations of Journalism
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
Foundations of Journalism is an English course for one Carnegie unit credit. It’s intended as a
general course to enhance students’ communication and media literacy skills. It is a
prerequisite for subsequent journalism courses. This course is designed to help students
produce a factual, journalistically-sound piece of writing from interviews they conducted. By
the end of this course, students should be able to produce a factual, journalistically-sound piece
of writing from interviews they conducted. Students should also be able to create at least one
accompanying visual element (photo/video) and publish their work (story + visual) to the web.
Print Journalism
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
The Print Journalism course provides students with quality academic instruction in
newspaper/yearbook/news-site production by providing training in reporting, writing,
photography, design and equipment operation, as well as in leadership and management skills
(necessary to plan and execute the publication process). This course is designed to help
students produce a newspaper, news magazine, news website or yearbook that informs a
defined audience of school and community news in a timely manner. Students should select all
content, write all copy, photograph/design visual elements and manage their own
website/social media accounts. Works should be published in some form (print or digital) and
available to the public, either for free or for purchase.
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MISSISSIPPI WRITERS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
The Mississippi Writers course focuses on the state's rich literary heritage through the study of
poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. The course identifies major sources and themes of
twentieth century and contemporary Mississippi writing. The student will recognize the
contribution of Mississippi writers, such as William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright,
Willie Morris, Anne Moody, etc., to twentieth century American writing and recognize that
Mississippi writing is an expression of a particular place that achieves universality.
ORAL COMMUNICATION
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
This course includes instruction in how to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information in order
to make decisions and establish satisfying relationships. Skill in oral communication helps the
student to think logically, clearly, and creatively.
Public Speaking
1 Term; ½ unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is designed to meet the skills needed by students as they move into roles in civic,
church, social, and educational settings. It is intended to prepare the student to formally
present an effective speech to an audience.
Survey of African American Writing
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
The African-American Literature course is a survey course which draws upon a compilation of
genres, themes, styles, and language used by various writers of African-American descent. The
student will recognize and appreciate contributions of selected authors through reading,
speaking, and viewing selected works and by researching and writing.
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SURVEY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY WRITING
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
The Survey of Twentieth Century Writing course covers major writers and themes in the
Americas and Western Europe for the period from World War I to the present time. The
student will recognize major themes present in twentieth century writing and will draw
parallels to history and present day concerns. As a result of this course, students will have a
greater awareness of events and writings that have shaped and been part of the ideas and
culture of the twentieth century.
TECHNICAL AND WORKPLACE WRITING
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
The Technical and Workplace Writing course focuses on the various kinds of written
communication currently occurring in a variety of workplaces and careers. In this course,
students examine actual examples of written materials produced to communicate within the
workplace as well as outside the workplace for the customer and general public. Through
reviewing examples and through instruction, students will gain a sense of general principles of
communication, learn how audience and purpose shape the form and content of the written
piece, and discern how organization, wording, accuracy and specificity of details, typography,
visuals, design, grammar, usage, and mechanics contribute to effective communication.
Students will apply what they have learned by creating a variety of kinds of written
communication. Since conveying information is at the heart of much of workplace and technical
writing, students will practice gathering information through research as well as communicate
information through various kinds of writing.
WORLD LITERATURE
Grades 9-12
1 or 2 terms, .5 or 1 English Credit
The World Literature course is an examination of literary works that have contributed
significantly to the thinking of humankind and have contributed greatly to various cultures. In
this course, students will read a variety of masterpieces and influential literary works. The
course may be organized by theme, genre, or chronology. The one-semester World Literature
course may focus mainly on one time period or span centuries to show the range of literary
heritage, whereas the one-year course will require reading of literature from the ancient
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classical period to the twentieth century. In either case, the teacher will need to determine
whether the course will include mainly one or two genres or cover many genres, such as plays,
poetry, novels, and short stories. The teacher also has the freedom to determine the particular
countries and cultures that the works will represent. In the one-semester course, however, at
least one work should be chosen to represent the literature of each: (a) Classical Greece or
Rome, (b) Great Britain, (c) Europe, (d) the Americas, and (e) either Asia or Africa.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT FOR ENGLISH
The Advanced Placement Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of the College Board
and secondary schools. Based on the fact that many students can complete college-level studies
in their secondary schools, the program represents a desire of schools and colleges to foster
such experiences. Advanced Placement serves three groups: students who wish to pursue
college-level studies while still in high schools, schools that desire to offer these opportunities,
and colleges that wish to encourage and recognize such achievement.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
Grades
1 English Credit
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 11
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the introduction of this
Curriculum Guide.
The College Board, a national organization, sponsors this course, through which college credit
may be earned if the student chooses to take and passes the AP examination and if the college
in question accepts the credit. An AP course in English Language and Composition engages
students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in
becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their
reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience
expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language
contribute to effectiveness in writing.
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ADVANCED PLACEMENT: ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
Grades 9-12
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the introduction of this
Curriculum Guide.
The College Board, a national organization, sponsors this course, through which college credit
may be earned if the student chooses to take and passes the AP examination and if the college
in question accepts the credit. An AP English Literature and Composition course engages
students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close
reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use
language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students
consider a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use
of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is offered in grades 9-12 and will prepare students to understand children's
physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development, as well as their care and
guidance. The course will draw on aspects of the social and biological sciences of which home
economics is a component. Observation and actual experiences with children and their parents
will be integral parts of the course.
FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Family Dynamics Family and Individual Health is a course that will utilize skills in critical
thinking, decision-making, communication, conflict management, and resource management as
they relate to personal development and responsible family and parenting decisions. The focus
of the course will be to provide knowledge and skills to grow as individuals and assume
responsibility for the direction of life and to consider the demands and challenges involved in
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creating and maintaining a healthy family in today's society. This course can be taught in a
regular classroom setting.
FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Family and Individual Health is an instructional program that will prepare individuals to
understand the related aspects of health in family living with special emphasis on nutrition,
emotional health, and physical health; the relationship of the health of an individual to the
well-being of the family; the prevention of illness; and the basic care of the ill and convalescent
in the home, including the elderly, the young child, and the handicapped. This course will meet
the graduation requirement for a half unit in comprehensive health.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
SPANISH I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
This course provides students with a foundation in Spanish grammar. It further provides
experience in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish for use in everyday situations. Students
are also provided instruction in the geography and culture of Spain and other Spanish speaking
countries.
SPANISH II
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Spanish I
This course provides a review of Spanish grammar and continues to develop those skills that
increase proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish with comprehension. Students
continue to develop their abilities to function with the language in everyday situations. Their
knowledge of the culture and history of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries is further
expanded.
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FRENCH I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
This course provides students with a foundation in French grammar. It further provides
experience in speaking, reading, and writing French for use in everyday situations. Students are
also provided instruction in the geography and culture of France and other French speaking
countries.
FRENCH II
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: French I
This course provides a review of French grammar and continues to develop those skills that
increase proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking French with comprehension. Students
continue to develop their abilities to function with the language in everyday situations. Their
knowledge of the culture and history of France and other French speaking countries is further
expanded.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH
2 terms; 1 unit credit
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is designed to encourage students to consider good health habits and to develop a
good attitude toward their health. Students will acquire basic knowledge about human growth
and development; learn to make decisions that contribute to good personal and community
health; and explore such themes as safety, mental health, health care problems/policies,
nutrition, and fitness.
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DRUG EDUCATION
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course will examine contemporary drug issues relevant to the use and abuse of drugs.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to identify the physiological,
psychological, social, and cultural implications of drug use. In addition, historical, theoretical,
and legal aspects of drug use will be presented in this course.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
2 terms; 1 unit credit
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Physical Education in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 is designed to teach skills, knowledge, and
attitudes vital to the development of a healthy, active lifestyle. As each student is a lifelong
learner, the program provides physical activities and learning experiences in a coordinated
manner. Through guided choices students are taught to responsibly plan for an active, healthy
lifestyle and maximum participation for a lifetime. Athletic / Sports classes are included in this
course of study.
MATHEMATICS
Foundations of Algebra
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
Foundations of Algebra course focuses on equations, inequalities, functions, polynomials,
geometry, and statistics as well as the standards of mathematical practices. The course will
provide a basis for curriculum development for rising 9th grade students in need of substantial
support prior to Algebra I. Students who have already successfully completed Algebra I may
not take this course. * Course pending state approval.
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CCR ALGEBRA I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Algebra I will review basic skills with integers which are necessary in problem solving. This
course will include solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, special products,
factoring, operations on rational expressions, relations and functions, open sentences with
two variables, graphing, and radicals. These concepts as well as others are outlined within
the six curriculum content strands: number sense/numeration/operation,
patterns/relations/functions, algebra, measurement, geometry, and statistics/probability.
CCR ALGEBRA II
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I and CCR Geometry
Algebra II is a continuation and extension of the skills developed in Algebra I. Topics will include
equations and inequalities, linear relations, systems of linear equations, functions, polynomials,
rational expressions, complex numbers, quadratic equations, and conic sections. These
concepts as well as others are outlined within the six curriculum content strands: number
sense/numeration/operation, patterns/relations/functions, algebra, measurement, geometry,
and statistics/probability.
ALGEBRA III
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
The course included content standards from the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework
Revised Pre-Calculus course and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and
covers those skills and objectives necessary for success in courses higher than Algebra II. Topics
of study include sequences and series, functions, and higher order polynomials. Polynomial
functions provide the context for higher-order investigations. Topics are addressed from a
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numeric, graphical, and analytical perspective. The instructional approach will provide
opportunities for students to work together collaboratively and cooperatively as they solve
routine and non-routine problems. Communication strategies will include reading, writing,
speaking, and critical listening as students present and evaluate mathematical arguments,
proofs, and explanations about their reasoning.
ADVANCED ALGEBRA
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
The Advanced Algebra course will serve as an extension of algebraic and geometric skills,
combining the two to form a foundation for success in pre-calculus. Through a more in depth
study of algebra, students will further enhance their mathematical confidence and ability.
These concepts as well as others are outlined within the six curriculum content strands: number
sense/numeration/operation, patterns/relations/functions, algebra, measurement, geometry,
and statistics/probability.
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS PLUS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: CCR Geometry, CCR Algebra II, Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry
Advanced Mathematics Plus, a one-credit course, specifies the mathematics that students
should study in order to be college and career ready. The Advanced Mathematics Plus Course
includes additional mathematics from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
indicated by a (+). These “plus standards” will help students in advanced courses such as
Calculus. This course was designed to be a fourth year Common Core math course. Throughout
the duration of this course, teachers should make every effort to ensure the Standards for
Mathematical Practice are addressed.
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CALCULUS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, CCR Algebra II, Trigonometry and
Advanced Algebra or Pre-Calculus
Calculus is the study of the mathematics of change. The major focus is on differential and
integral calculus. The Calculus course provides a survey of calculus without the theory and rigor
necessary to receive advanced placement credit. The use of graphing calculators and other
technologies are integral parts of each calculus course. These courses are designed for the
student who has a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics.
DISCRETE MATH
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II
Discrete Mathematics is intended for those students who would like to explore more closely
topics that involve the study of mathematical properties of sets and systems having a countable
number of elements. The course will provide the opportunity for students to perform problem
solving and logical analysis of statements and procedures. These concepts as well as others are
outlined within the six curriculum content strands: number sense/numeration/operation,
patterns/relations/functions, algebra, measurement, geometry, and statistics/probability.
CCR GEOMETRY
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I
Geometry is the development of a logical mathematical system. The study of geometry will
include geometric definitions and topics of inductive and deductive geometry such as proofs,
congruence, and similarity, properties of the right triangle, parallelism, geometric
constructions, and solid geometry. These concepts as well as others are outlined within the six
curriculum
content
strands:
number
sense/numeration/operation,
patterns/relations/functions, algebra, measurement, geometry, and statistics/probability.
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PRE-CALCULUS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry, CCR Algebra II and CCR Geometry
Pre-Calculus is designed to prepare students for a full-year course in calculus. Topics will include
functions, vectors, sequences and series, limits and continuity, derivatives, and definite
integrals. These concepts as well as others are outlined within the six curriculum content
strands: number sense/numeration/operation, patterns/relations/functions, algebra,
measurement, geometry, and statistics/probability.
STATISTICS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and
drawing conclusions from data. There are four major areas of concentration include data
explorations, design of experiments, production of models using probability, and simulation
and statistical inference. Students are required to design, conduct, represent, and interpret
statistical and probabilistic studies.
SURVEY OF MATHEMATICAL TOPICS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
Survey of Mathematical Topics is designed to provide students with the skills necessary in
making wise financial decisions. The basic concepts of algebra will be reviewed and extended
as students solve real-life problems that affect them and their families. This course will provide
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skills in probability and statistics, logic, linear programming, and regression analysis. Students
are encouraged to use a variety of techniques and appropriate technology (calculators and/or
computers) to solve problems.
TRIGONOMETRY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
Trigonometry builds on a well-developed geometry and algebra background to explore the
study of unit circles and triangles. Computations with complex numbers are extended.
Trigonometric functions, their properties, and graphs are analyzed and studied in the context of
real and complex numbers. These concepts as well as others are outlined within the six
curriculum content strands: number sense/numeration/operation,
patterns/relations/functions, algebra, measurement, geometry, and statistics/probability.
AP CALCULUS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, CCR Algebra II and Trigonometry
Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the introduction of this
Curriculum Guide.
Calculus AB is designed to be an introductory calculus course with elementary functions. It is
intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics.
Topics will include elementary functions, rate of change, derivative and its application, the
definite integral, and the application of the integral.
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AP STATISTICS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I or CCR Algebra I, CCR Geometry, and CCR Algebra II
The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and
drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring
data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students
use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual
understanding.
PERFORMING ARTS
A student may earn two elective units in band or choral music, but may also meet the
requirement for a unit in the arts by taking any course listed in the secondary arts curriculum,
which currently includes band or choral music. Therefore, a student may earn three units in
band or choral music that would apply toward graduation.
BAND
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition and Band experience Band I
2 term(s); 1 unit credit
Band II
2 term(s); 1 unit credit
Band III
2 term(s); 1 unit credit
Band IV
2 term(s); 1 unit credit
CHORAL MUSIC
2 terms; 1 unit credit
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Choral Music I
Grades 9-12
Choral Music is designed to develop specialized techniques through participation in unison and
part singing, vocalizing, correct vowel formation, and directed listening. In addition, the course
is designed to introduce music notation, symbols, and rhythmic patterns; to provide a historical
study of music; and to explore careers in music. These courses will have a variety of names
associated with them and the specific performing groups based upon the auditions each year.
Choral Music II
Grades 10-12
Choral Music III
Grades 11-12
Choral Music IV
Grade 12
DANCE
Grades 10-12
This course is designed to develop proficiency in at least one dance technique (e.g., modern
dance, ballet, jazz dance, tap, dances of Africa, and various styles, or periods). This course may
be repeated for up to 2 credits.
DANCE PERFORMANCE
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Dance I, Dance II, or by permission of instructor.
This course accommodates districts that want to offer specialized concentrated instruction in
the theatrical or art-dance forms (e.g., modern dance, ballet, jazz dance, tap, traditional dance,
and various styles, or periods).
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GENERAL MUSIC
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
General Music is a course designed to develop: (1) a broad knowledge and general
understanding of the discipline of music, (2) listening skills to hear features of a musical
composition, and (3) an appreciation for a broad selection of music.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition and Band experience
Jazz Ensemble will provide a basic introduction to the following instruments: clarinet,
saxophone, flute, trombone, drums, and trumpet. The course will enable students to
participate in various activities such as marching band and concert band.
MUSIC THEORY AND HARMONY/LITERATURE
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Choral Music and Audition
This course is designed for the student who is interested in music history and
harmony/literature or who is planning to pursue music after high school. It is a survey course
which encompasses medieval through contemporary music. It is designed further to give the
student study in keyboard, opera, musicals, and careers in music.
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SCIENCE
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology is a lab-based course that investigates the structure and
function of the human body. Topics covered will include the role of tissues in the body;
homeostatic mechanisms, and introductory embryology. Relationships between major body
systems will be emphasized along with effects of drugs, nutrition, diseases, and
biotechnological advances on certain systems.
ASTRONOMY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Astronomy is a laboratory-based elective course that investigates the study of the celestial
bodies in the universe. Major areas of emphasis will include star systems, planetary systems,
the history of astronomy, and technological applications. Laboratory investigation is a key
element of the course which may be accomplished through observation or by use of a
planetarium.
AEROSPACE STUDIES
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Aerospace Studies is a course that provides opportunities for students to develop and
communicate an understanding of aerodynamics through lab-based activities, mathematical
expressions, and concept exploration. Concepts covered in this course include aerodynamics,
instrumentation, aircraft’s propulsion, navigation, and history of flight. Laboratory activities
allow students to observe and analyze aerodynamic situations as they relate to physical laws
and concepts. Research, the use of technology, and the effective communication of results
through various methods are integral components of this course.
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BIOLOGY I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: 8th grade Integrated Science or Intro to Biology
Biology I is an introductory, lab-based course designed to relate basic information of living
organisms, their chemical and energy requirements, with their physical environment. The
structure and function of cells, cell organization and reproduction, genetics, and living
organisms' role in the environment is the focus of content. Students should be encouraged to
relate modern biological techniques to real life situations and career opportunities.
BIOLOGY II
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
Biology II is a lab-based course that continues the study of life. The units studied will include
biochemical life processes (cell respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis); advanced
genetics and recombinant DNA technology; microbiology and disease; along with advanced
plant and ecological studies. Critical thinking skills, projects, research, and group lab activities
will be emphasized in each unit.
BOTANY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
Botany is a laboratory-based course applying basic biological principles to the study of bacteria,
protists, fungi, and plants. Topics studied will include morphological characteristics of each
kingdom and variation in their reproduction, taxonomy, and physiology.
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CHEMISTRY
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology I and Algebra I Co
Requisite: Algebra II
Chemistry is a lab-based course that investigates the properties and reactions of matter. Major
areas of study include the metric system and scientific notations; symbols, formulas, and
nomenclature; chemical equations; gas laws, kinetic molecular theory; chemical bonding; acidbase chemistry; chemistry equilibrium; and oxidation-reduction reactions. Lab work should
allow the student to directly observe chemical reactions and behavior of matter. Inductive and
deductive thinking skills will be emphasized.
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology I and Algebra I Co
Requisite: Algebra II
Earth and Space Science is an introductory, laboratory-based course designed to explore the Earth and
Universe. Topics include the composition of the Earth, weathering, plate tectonics, fossils,
oceanography, atmospheric phenomena, the water cycle, and planetary and star systems. Laboratory
activities, the use of technology, and the effective communication of results through various methods
are integral components of this course.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
Environmental Science is a lab or field-based course that will explore ways in which the
environment shapes living communities. Interactions among organisms with the environment
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will be emphasized along with the impact of human activities on the physical and biological
systems of the earth.
GEOLOGY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Geology is a course that provides opportunities for students to develop and communicate an
understanding of the chemical and physical content of the Earth and the changes that can
occur through field studies and concept exploration. Concepts covered in this course include
Earth’s internal components (identification and interaction), plate tectonics, the geological
timetable, and Mississippi geological areas. Laboratory activities, research, the use of
technology, and the effective communication of results through various methods are integral
components of this course.
GENETICS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I and Algebra I
Genetics is a laboratory-based course that will explore the principles of classical genetics
including the relationship between traits and patterns of inheritance within organisms.
Population genetics, genetic variations among individuals, and applications of modern advances
in genetics will be investigated.
MARINE AND AQUATIC SCIENCE
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
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Marine and Aquatic Science is a laboratory-based and field-based course that investigates the
biodiversity of salt water and fresh water organisms, including their interactions with the physical and
chemical environment. The special characteristics of aquatic resources should also be examined.
Laboratory activities, research, the use of technology, and the effective communication of results
through various methods are integral components of this course.
MICROBIOLOGY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
Microbiology is a laboratory-based course that will investigate microorganisms and the various
roles they play in our living world. Topics explored in this class will include identification of
common microbes, culturing and staining microorganisms, host-microbe relationships and
disease processes, environmental microorganisms, and uses of microbiology in industry.
Laboratory work involving microscopic investigations and aseptic techniques will be
emphasized in this course as well as critical thinking, problem solving, and research.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
1 terms; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I and Chemistry
The organic chemistry course provides opportunities for students to develop and communicate
an understanding of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and uses of organic compounds,
including polymeric materials. Laboratory experiences should allow the student to manipulate
compounds, observe change, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions. Laboratory
activities, research, the use of technology, and the effective communication of results through
various methods are integral components of this course.
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PHYSICAL SCIENCE
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-10
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Algebra I
(Added on 1/26/15)
Physical Science is an introductory, lab-based course that will investigate matter and energy;
basic chemistry; forces and motion; sound and light; and electromagnetism. This course may be
considered a stepping stone to Biology I, Chemistry I, and Physics I. Generally, students are not
allowed to take this course once they have completed Chemistry I or Physics I.
PHYSICS I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry I and Algebra II
Corequisite: Trigonometry
Physics I is a lab-based course that will investigate matter and energy. Topics emphasized in this
class will include Newtonian mechanics; waves, electricity and magnetism; and nuclear physics.
Lab work will allow students to observe physical situations as they relate to physical law and
concepts.
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
Prerequisite: 8th grade Integrated Science
This course will serve as a foundation course to prepare students for Biology I. The Science Skills
and Reasoning course will provide students with a survey of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and
an emphasis on organizational skills, critical thinking, reasoning skills, and methods of science.
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ZOOLOGY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology I
Zoology is a laboratory-based course that will survey the nine major phyla of the Kingdom
Animalia. Morphology, taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology will be investigated. Comparative
studies may be addressed during laboratory observations and dissections.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT FOR SCIENCE
The Advanced Placement Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of the College Board
and secondary schools. Based on the fact that many students can complete college-level studies
in their secondary schools, the program represents a desire of schools and colleges to foster
such experiences. Advanced Placement serves three groups: students who wish to pursue
college-level studies while still in high schools, schools that desire to offer these opportunities,
and colleges that wish to encourage and recognize such achievement. All AP courses are
laboratory based.
BIOLOGY AP
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I and Chemistry
Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the introduction of this
Curriculum Guide.
Biology Advanced Placement is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology
course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. It is designed to be taken by
students after the successful completion of a first course in high school biology and one in high
school chemistry. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual
knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of
biology. The two main goals of Biology AP are to help students develop a conceptual framework
for modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process. The
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ongoing information explosion in biology makes these goals even more challenging. Essential to
this conceptual understanding are the following: a grasp of science as a process rather than as
an accumulation of facts; personal experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of unifying
themes that integrate the major topics of biology; and application of biological knowledge and
critical thinking to environmental and social concerns.
CHEMISTRY AP
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry and Algebra II
Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the introduction of this
Curriculum Guide.
Chemistry Advanced Placement is a college level course which includes laboratory experiences
developed to enhance the student’s process skills and critical thinking skills equivalent of the
general chemistry course taken during the first college year. All major topics in general
chemistry will be covered: structure of matter, state of matter, reactions and descriptive
chemistry.
PHYSICS B AP
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Physics and Algebra II
Corequisite: Advanced Algebra or Trigonometry are strongly suggested
Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the introduction of this
Curriculum Guide.
The Physics B AP course includes topics in both classical and modern physics.
Knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is required for the course; the basic
ideas of calculus may be introduced in connection with physical concepts, such as
acceleration and work. Understanding of the basic principles involved and the ability
to apply these principles in the solution of problems is the major goal of the courses.
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This course provides a foundation in physics for students in the life sciences, premedicine and some applied sciences.
SOCIAL STUDIES
ADVANCED WORLD GEOGRAPHY
1 term, ½ unit credit
The Advanced World Geography course requires that student learning focus on understanding the
systems and processes that produce the features and patterns that lie on Earth‘s surface and appear on
maps and globes. Identification of map features and place locations carries little value unless it
facilitates student learning of these underlying systems and process. The primary purpose of the course
is to build deep, systematic understanding of how Earth‘s physical and human geography came to be
and continues to evolve.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 9-12
This course should help students gain a true appreciation for the contributions Africa has made to the
development of the world in general and the social, political, cultural, and economic development of the
United States in particular. Students will trace and analyze various aspects of American social
development through the study of the intellectual pursuits, artistic expressions, political development,
economic viability, and the social/historical evolution of African Americans.
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course involves active learning, which requires students to draw lessons from the experience of
performing service work. The three main components of community service learning are planning
projects, performing services, and analyzing/reflecting experiences.
ECONOMICS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 12
This course helps students focus on an awareness of the relationship of world economic systems. The
student should trace the American economic system and the impact of that system in a global setting.
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The student should also develop an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics from
individual finances to world economic organizations.
HUMANITIES
1 terms; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course traces the formation and development of ancient and classical civilizations selected by the
teacher and students. The interrelationships of world political and social structures should include the
studies of history, literature, art, music, dance, drama, architecture, science and technology, geography,
and government.
LAW RELATED EDUCATION
2 terms; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is designed to study the importance of the law in students‘ lives. A greater awareness of
local, state, and federal law should be gained by students. The roles, rights, and responsibilities of
students should be discussed in the course.
LOCAL CULTURE
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This is a survey course designed to investigate the cultural diversity of a local area through a study of its
history, economics, politics, and geography. Using local culture, literary heritage, and people, students
should understand and appreciate the development of their area.
MINORITY STUDIES
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 10-12
This course is designed to study ethnic and cultural diversity and the desirability of maintaining ethnic
diversity within the common United States culture. The course should consist of units of study that
focus on the accomplishments and history of minorities in the United States using civics, history,
geography, and economics. Students should gain a greater understanding of the diverse and widespread
contributions of minority groups.
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MISSISSIPPI STUDIES
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 9
The course traces Mississippi‘s economic transition from agriculture to industry and its effort to expand
participation of all its citizens in the political process. The course includes the study of the diverse
contributions of the citizens of the state. Additionally, civic concepts should be developed in order to
encourage active participation in the political process of the state and nation.
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is designed to provide an experiential learning experience, teaching high school students
about personal leadership characteristics and reinforcing and applying their learning through mentoring
elementary children. The student should learn the various elements of personal leadership development
that emphasize concepts such as communication, decision-making and conflict resolution. The course is
presented in thematic units using various learning experiences such as class discussions, group
interaction, preparing for mentoring experiences, and planning and sharing character education minilessons with elementary students.
PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is designed to give students a greater awareness of the problems facing the United States
today. The content of the course should focus on the arena of geography, politics, society, and science
and technology. The emphasis should be placed on analysis of issues, situations, and problems with the
goal of fostering positive appreciation and desired resolution.
PSYCHOLOGY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
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This course focuses on the history, advances in technology, and both internal and external influences
that affect human mental development. The student should learn the various elements of human
behavioral development that emphasize concepts such as ―self-esteem‖ and ―self-responsibility.‖ The
course should be presented in thematic units using various learning experiences such as group
interaction and community service.
SOCIOLOGY
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grades 11-12
This course engages in the study of people and their lives in groups. This will be done by examining how
people behave in groups and how interaction shapes both individual and group behaviors. The analysis
of the rules, organizations, and value systems that enable people to live together will also be an area of
emphasis.
SURVEY OF WORLD RELIGIONS
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
This course is a critical survey of the world‘s major religions including, but not limited to, Hinduism,
Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Both the philosophical and sociocultural manifestations of these religions will be studied. Particular attention will be given to the basic
tenets, history, values, and impact of each religion on the development of the major world civilizations.
US GOVERNMENT
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 12
This course should provide students with an understanding of civic life, politics, and the constitutional
process. It should also provide a basis for understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizens and a
framework for competent and active participation. The formal curriculum should be augmented by
related learning experiences in both school and community.
US HISTORY FROM POST-RECONSTRUCTION TO PRESENT
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 11
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This course requires students to examine the major turning points in American history from the period
following Reconstruction throughout the Twentieth Century and entering into the new millennium.
Specific themes should be emphasized throughout the course focusing on the expanding role of the
federal government and federal courts; the continuing tension between the individual and the state and
between minority rights and majority power; the emergence of a modern corporate economy; the role
of the federal government and Federal Reserve System in the economy; the impact of technology and
industry on American society and culture; change in the ethnic composition of American society; the
movements toward equal rights for racial and ethnic minorities and women; and the role of the United
States as a major world power.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 9
The Introduction to World Geography course requires that student learning focus on understanding the
systems and processes that produce the features and patterns that lie on Earth‘s surface and appear on
maps and globes. Identification of map features and place locations carries little value unless it
facilitates student learning of these underlying systems and process. The primary purpose of the course
is to build systematic understanding of how Earth‘s physical and human geography came to be and
continues to evolve.
WORLD HISTORY THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE PRESENT
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 10
This course focuses on the development, connections, and global influences of the ―Western World‖.
Europe and the United States historic global activity and how that activity has characterized the
development of the rest of the world are emphasized. Connections to other countries/continents and to
the modern world are made as well.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
The Advanced Placement Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of the College Board
and secondary schools. Based on the fact that many students can complete college-level
studies in their secondary schools, the program represents a desire of schools and colleges to
foster such experiences. Advanced Placement serves three groups: students who wish to
pursue college-level studies while still in high schools, schools that desire to offer these
opportunities, and colleges that wish to encourage and recognize such achievement.
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AP MACROECONOMICS
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the
introduction of this Curriculum Guide.
The purpose of the AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding
of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places
particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also
develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector,
stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. There is no single
approach that an AP Macroeconomics course is expected to follow. Whatever the approach,
however, AP teachers are advised to take into account certain topics generally covered in
college courses. The following is a brief discussion of these topics and some aspects of them
that a teacher may choose to explore.
PSYCHOLOGY AP
2 term; 1 unit credit
Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the
introduction of this Curriculum Guide.
AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of
the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed
to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major
subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in
their science and practice.
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U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AP
1 term; 1/2 unit credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the
introduction of this Curriculum Guide.
This Advanced Placement course in United States Government and Politics is
designed to give students an analytical perspective on government and politics
in the United States. The course involves both the study of general concepts
used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also
requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that
make up U.S. political reality.
U.S. HISTORY AP
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the
introduction of this Curriculum Guide.
The Advanced Placement Program in United States History is designed to provide students with
the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and
materials in United States history. The program prepares students for intermediate and
advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year
introductory college courses.
WORLD HISTORY AP
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Meet and agree to general AP requirements outlined in the
introduction of this Curriculum Guide.
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AP World History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about world history
from approximately 8000 BC to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the
past.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
STEM I
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
Technology Discovery is required for all incoming 9th grade students. This course is an action
based, hands-on course in which students work in pairs at individual workstations on thirteen
instructional modules. In each module students will actively participate in experiences using
Technological Systems including robots, lasers, biomedical equipment and electronic
communication equipment.
EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION
LEARNING STRATEGIES (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 10-12
COMPENSATORY MATH I (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
COMPENSATORY MATH II (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 10 -12
COMPENSATORY MATH III (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 10-12
COMPENSATORY READING I (TUTORIAL)
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2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9-12
COMPENSATORY READING II (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9-12
COMPENSATORY WRITING I (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 9
COMPENSATORY WRITING II (TUTORIAL)
2 terms; 1 unit credit
Grade 10 -12
Employment English I, II, III, IV
Employment English delineates functional content standards necessary for achieving reading,
writing, and language competency in the workplace and in community life. Reading focuses on
decoding and comprehending essential information for successful community inclusion; writing
emphasizes comprehending and using written information to communicate with others
effectively; and language competencies focus on receptive and expressive communication
modes, and the mechanics, grammar, and usage conventions of standard English. The student
is expected to acquire and master the skills in whatever mode of communication is appropriate.
Job Skills Math I, II, III, IV
Job skills Math engages the student in acquisition of functional math concepts designed to
equip the individual with math skills needed for successful employment and independent living.
Content standards include basic math skills such as numerical operations, decimals and
fractions, basic geometric concepts, and basic calculator and computer skills. Students may use
a calculator for the more complex mathematical operations. Essential workplace competencies
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and applications are emphasized as well as independent living needs such as budgeting,
personal finance, and banking skills.
Life Skills Science I, II, III, IV
Life Skills Science prepares students with disabilities for independent living by providing
awareness and acquisition of health care knowledge, personal self-care skills, and basic
scientific concepts relevant to productive independent living and employment. This curriculum
area targets the skills required to surmount personal social barriers related to disabilities.
Although these barriers frequently present employment difficulties, they will be addressed and
minimized through concentrated intentional teaching of appropriate behaviors and skill
development through Life Skills Science.
Career Preparation I, II, III, IV (Social Studies)
Career Preparation includes community-based instruction that will enable students with
disabilities to practice previously learned concepts in an authentic setting. Skills to be
developed and applied include community orientation skills, mobility skills, basic geographical
concepts, governmental concepts, and the individual’s role as a citizen in a democratic republic.
Instruction in consumer responsibilities enables the young adult to demonstrate basic principles
of prudent personal money management, including paying taxes and saving for a planned,
secure future.
Career/Technical Component (Special Education Occupational)
The career training portion of the occupational program of study consists of the following four
components:
School-Based Work Assessment (On-Campus Jobs):
Beginning in the tenth grade, students have the opportunity as part of the career assessment
component to work in jobs with an employee of the school system. On-campus jobs will be
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supervised by the transition teacher (special education and/or career/technical education)
and/or the transition assistant. In the tenth grade, the student must have successful experience
and acceptable work performance evaluations in three to six school-based work experiences,
six to eight job shadowing experiences, or a combination of the above for a minimum total of
30 hours. This requirement can be waived in lieu of a minimum of 30 hours of other
community-based training experiences if agreed upon by the IEP team. The substituted work
experience must be documented and noted in the student’s portfolio.
Community-Based Work Training:
Beginning in the eleventh grade, students will have the opportunity as part of the career
training component to train with employees at local businesses. Students will be assisted with
arrangements for transportation. In the eleventh grade, the student must have successful
experience and acceptable work performance evaluations in two to four community-based
work training experiences with a minimum total of 30 hours. Students in work training
placements will be directly supervised by an employee of the local business and indirectly
supervised by the transition teacher (special education and/or career/technical education)
and/or the transition assistant. While on the site, students should perform the same work as
their assigned employee supervisor. All work training will be conducted in accordance with
Department of Labor guidelines and appropriate records will be maintained. This requirement
may be waived if the student successfully completes a planned sequence of courses (from a
career/technical education course of study) in their chosen career/technical education field
that designates the student as a “program completer”.
Career/Technical Education Courses:
Students with disabilities who are pursuing the occupational diploma are required to take
career/technical education courses. Efforts must be made to coordinate career preparation
work training with related career/technical education course content.
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The extent beyond the minimum requirements to which individual students participate
in any of these components is determined by the IEP team with evidence documented in
the portfolio.
Cooperative Career/Technical Education:
In the twelfth grade, students completing prerequisites and desiring competitive employment
are placed in jobs as early in the school year as possible. Each student must have documented
evidence of a minimum of 540 hours of successful paid employment while enrolled in the
Cooperative Career/Technical Program by the end of their senior (exiting) year. Release time is
given for students to participate in work experiences for credit. In the twelfth grade,
cooperative career/technical education may be substituted, not to exceed one credit in each of
the non-elective subject areas of English, mathematics, science and social studies. School
personnel, special education and career/technical education, share supervisory and job support
responsibilities with other relevant adult service agencies. These personnel will assist students
in all aspects of obtaining and maintaining a paid job during their senior year. Also during the
senior year, students attend a related study class as part of the cooperative education program.
Related study provides contact with the cooperative education teacher-coordinator for the
purpose of refining work skills/habits/behavior, advocacy training, overview of employment
laws/guidelines, work situational problem-solving, and contact with local business-related
individuals. The requirement for related study will vary according to a student’s cooperative
education option as identified in the cooperative education model. Both students and parents
are provided with assistance in identifying the natural supports available to the student in their
community for locating and maintaining employment.
Other Course Component
Students in the occupational diploma program may earn credits by successfully completing
special education and applicable general education courses as agreed upon by the student’s
IEP team.
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (AEST)
The AEST is a program that introduces students to new technologies and instructional areas
leading to careers in related industries. The AEST curriculum is designed to start students with a
broad base of knowledge. The Concepts class is solely computer based; students must have
good keyboarding and computer skills and have a high level of reading comprehension. As they
progress academically, the students are offered more specialized courses to meet their
interests and the occupations offered in the local area. Workplace skills are provided along with
an exposure to technology, production, environmental stewardship, agricultural literacy, and
leadership. The program consists of a series of four courses that are designed to introduce
students to agricultural and environmental science and to develop the technology of
agribusiness practices. A $10 fee is required for each course, which includes a lab fee and dues
for the National FFA Organization.
SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURAL PLANTS
1 term; 1 credit
Academic Science Unit Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Concepts of Agriscience Technology or Biology (2006-2007)
The Science of Agricultural Plants is a course that develops competencies related to the
production of plants for food, fiber, ornamental, and other purposes. It includes instruction in
the basic principles of plant science as well as cultural practices and the use of technology to
efficiently and effectively meet consumer needs. Plant growing structures, plant classification,
growth, propagation, culture, pests, harvesting, and marketing are included.
ENVIRONMENTAL AGRICULTURE
1 term; 1 Academic Science Unit; Grades 10-12
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Prerequisite: Concepts of Agriscience Technology or Biology; (2006-2007)
The Science of Agricultural Environment is a course to introduce and develop skills in
environmental areas related to the use and management of natural resources in the food and
fiber systems. New technologies being used to enhance human capabilities to monitor and
protect the environment are introduced. The overall focus is on maintaining and protecting
resources to assure quality human life. Important relationships of living organisms to land and
soil, water, the atmosphere, waste management, forestry, and energy management are
included. Stress is on understanding global environmental issues and developing appropriate
attitudes of environmental stewardship.
HEALTH SCIENCES I
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-11
Prerequisites: Allied Health Cluster I and teacher recommendation.
Second year students are required to have updated immunization documentation and program
liability insurance
Health Occupations Students America (HOSA) is an integral part of the curriculum and is
strongly recommended for all first and second year students. The first year of the secondary
allied health skill program introduces the student to the health careers field, the basic health
sciences, and basic skills in both laboratory and clinical. Upon completion of this first year
introductory program, the student should be competent as a general basic health assistant.
The student will be better able to make a choice of a health occupation that he/she plans to
pursue. Minimum lab fee is required.
HEALTH SCIENCES II
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 11-12
Prerequisites: Allied Health Cluster I and teacher recommendation. Second year
students are required to have updated immunization documentation and program
liability insurance.
The emphasis of the second year is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the
various health occupations. Students will observe these skills during clinical experience
rotations in selected health care facilities. A strict dress code is required during these clinical
rotations. Minimum lab fee is required.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN I
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2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-11
Automotive Service Technician is an instructional course which prepares secondary students to
enter occupations and/or pursue postsecondary education in automotive mechanics. Included
are orientation and safety; tools, technical references, measurement, and fasteners; basic
automotive service; brakes; and basic electrical service. Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
(VICA) is an integral part of the curriculum and is strongly recommended for all first and second
year students.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Automotive Mechanics I
The Automotive Technology course is designed to train students in the different areas of
automotive maintenance and repairs. This course offers actual work experience for students in
areas which require manipulative skills. Content covered in the first year is: automobile brakes,
front end service and repair, engine overhaul, and engine tune-up (minor). Content covered in
the second year is: engine overhaul and repair, engine tune-up (major), tune-up and electrical
troubleshooting and transmission service. The students should be able to obtain a job in this
area and as they gain experience in their work, advancement in skills and knowledge should be
acquired.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: CARPENTRY (CTC)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Construction Technology is a program or an instructional program that prepares students for
employment or continued education in the occupations of carpentry. The curriculum
framework for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction
Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER). When developing this curriculum, writers
recognized the importance of differentiating instruction and meeting the needs of the 21st
century learner. Teaching strategies included a blend of online and face-to-face instruction.
Teaching strategies are aligned with Contren Connect e-books, online lectures, video
presentations, online quizzes, active figures, and Spanish content. Students will have access to
this information to learn new content as well as review, reinforce, or revise work.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE)
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2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Early Childhood Education is a pathway in the Human Science, Art, and Humanities career
cluster. This program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that help to prepare
students for employment or continuing education in the early childhood education field. In the
course of study, emphasis is placed on students’ personal and professional preparation for
careers or education in the field, history and trends of early childhood education, children’s
health and safety, child development, and child guidance and observation. Emphasis is also
placed on career and professional development, characteristics of high quality early childhood
centers, management and administration in quality child care programs, and the learning
environment. Skills developed through the course of study assist students in meeting requirements
for the CDA (Child Development Associate credential).
HEALTH SCIENCES (HS)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Health Sciences is a pathway of courses for students in the Health Sciences career cluster. The
Health Sciences pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide
students with an overview of the health-care field as outlined in the States’ Career Clusters
Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology
Education as well as begin to prepare students for careers in occupations predicted to have a
high number of available jobs in the next 10 years including registered nurses, nurse aides,
practical nurses, and home health aides.
WELDING (W)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Welding is an instructional program that prepares students for employment or continued
education in the occupations of the welding field. The curriculum framework for this program
was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF).
MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and
Research (NCCER).
CULINARY ARTS (CA)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Culinary Arts I is the first course of the program. Food preparation techniques included in this
course are breakfast foods, dairy, sandwiches, salads, garnishes, fruits, and vegetables.
Management skills emphasized are basic customer service, food safety and sanitation,
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workplace safety and security, culinary basics, equipment, nutrition, human resources, math,
and food cost control. Mastery of the competencies listed in the food safety and sanitation
unit will prepare students to take the NRA’s ServSafe exam to become ServSafe Food Safety
certified. As of January 1, 1999, every foodservice establishment in Mississippi must have a
full-time certified food manager employed in order to meet the FDA Food Code requirements.
Students are encouraged to take this exam.
Culinary Arts II is a continuation of the emphasis on management and food preparation.
Management topics include marketing, accounting, purchasing, inventory, and advanced
customer service. Food preparation techniques covered include potatoes, grains, desserts,
baked goods, meat, poultry, seafood, stocks, sauces, and soups. An exploration of culinary
history is also included in this course.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN (AST)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
The Automotive Service Technician pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that
prepare students for employment or continuing education in the auto service industry. This
program was written to incorporate the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) learning objectives/content and hours. Any student who successfully completes this
program will be eligible to apply to obtain the ASE exams. ASE requires 2 years of employment
before certificates are issued. Students receive 1 year of credit for completion of the secondary
program. Students who take certifications before the 2-year requirement is met will be
granted certifications after they complete 1 year of automotive employment. This is a national
certification program recognized throughout the automotive service industry.
COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN (CRT)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Collision Repair Technician is a pathway for students in the Transportation career cluster.
Collision Repair is a hands-on program that will prepare students for employment or
continuing education in the collision repair industry. The content is based on industry content.
The content consists of fundamentals; mechanical/electrical components; non structural
analysis and damage repair; structural analysis and damage repair; and painting and
refinishing.
DIESEL SERVICE TECHNICIAN (DST)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
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Diesel Service Technician is a pathway that is designed for students who wish to diagnose and
repair the systems and components related to diesel engines. The pathway emphasizes the
techniques and tools used in servicing diesel systems and components. Both theoretical
learning and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and
enhance their competencies and skills. The courses focus on the basic areas of diesel engine
components, electrical and electronic systems, and hydraulics. Exposure to state-of-the-art
equipment is given through advice by experts from industry. The comprehensive project
component provides practical experience toward developing a portfolio of work.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
The Information Technology program is designed to provide the basic foundation, skills, and
knowledge for computer networking, applications, and support, along with an introduction to
programming. Students will develop the skills necessary to prepare for certification exams and
will learn how to develop, support, and integrate computing systems. They will acquire
network planning and management skills and the ability to provide technical support. The
program will provide hands-on experience in computer systems support and skill in network
setup and maintenance.
ENGINEERING (E)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Engineering is a program in pre-engineering for high school students. The purpose of the
program is to provide students with expanded knowledge of the use of technological skills and
to enable them to solve problems by applying knowledge in a technological context. The
program is designed to provide students with hands-on experiences related to the application
of engineering concepts in the workplace. Students will develop academic and technical skills,
21st century skills, and human relations competencies that accompany technical skills for job
success and lifelong learning. Students who complete the program will be better prepared to
enter and succeed in engineering programs offered by Mississippi community and junior
colleges and institutions of higher education.
CAREER PATHWAY EXPERIENCE (CPE)
2 terms; 2 unit credits; Grades 10-12
Career Pathway Experience is the new name for Cooperative Education. CPE provides the
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students the opportunity to take knowledge and skills learned in the pathway classroom and to
apply and test that learning in the workplace. The CPE course will foster self‐directed learning;
strengthen the development of core academic skills through application in authentic
situations; allow students to explore career options; enhance communication skills, leadership,
and problem solving; and contribute to community economic development. The student will
benefit from the CPE course due to the school’s ability to meet the needs of a diverse student
population.
IDC
Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy
The Greenville Public School District is committed to providing all children regardless of race, color,
creed, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin with access to a substantive and rigorous curriculum
that will prepare them to be successful in college or in the workplace.
In compliance with Section 37-15-39 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, the purpose of this policy
is to ensure that each student has a sufficient education for success after high school and that
all students have equal access to a substantive and rigorous curriculum that is designed to
challenge their minds and enhance their knowledge. The intent of this policy is to increase the
preparation of all students for their participation in substantive and rigorous curriculum
experiences and specifically the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
programs.
Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, all high schools must offer at least one (1) Advanced
Placement (AP) course in each of the four (4) core areas (mathematics, science, language arts,
and social studies). Distance learning or The Mississippi Department of Education's Mississippi
Virtual Public School may be used as an appropriate alternative for the delivery of AP courses.
(Any public high school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is exempt
from this subsection of this policy.)
All school districts may offer Pre-Advanced Placement (pre-AP) courses in each of the four (4)
core areas (mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies). Pre-AP course means a
middle, junior high and/or high school level course that specifically prepares students to enroll
and participate in an AP course. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, if Pre-AP courses
are offered, the school district must submit a Pre-Advanced Placement Program Proposal to the
Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Curriculum and Instruction. The proposal must
indicate the Pre-AP courses that will be offered and the College Board training that the Pre-AP
teachers will obtain in order to teach the Pre-AP courses. The proposal must also indicate the
process for identifying students for Pre-AP courses. Each teacher planning to teach a Pre-AP
course must have completed the College Board's Pre-AP Summer Institute, Vertical Teams
Training, the Pre-AP Workshop, or other training specifically designed for Pre-AP teachers. The
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AP training. The Pre-AP Program Proposal will be approved for a period of five years. Whenever
a district makes changes to the Pre-AP Program, the district shall submit a new Pre-AP Program
Proposal Form to the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Curriculum and
Instruction for approval prior to implementing changes.
Any public high school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is exempt
from this subsection of this policy.
Access to a Substantive and Rigorous Curriculum Policy (Cont.)
IV.
Subject to appropriation, funding shall be made available so that all sophomores
in Mississippi's public schools may take an examination (preliminary
Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) or ACT PLAN Assessment) that
measures the students' ability to succeed in an AP course. The examination
results should be used to identify students who were not recognized during
middle school as students who would benefit from taking AP courses.
V.
Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, each teacher planning to teach any AP
course must have completed the College Board endorsed AP Summer Institute (APSI) for
the course and must have obtained the AP certification through the Mississippi
Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensure. Documentation showing
completion of the College Board APSI is required. Teachers with the AP certification
must comply with Licensure renewal guidelines. AP teachers must complete the AP
Summer Institute (APSI) at least every five years, which can be used for licensure
renewal if completed during the validity period.
Exception: Teachers who have served with Educational Testing Service as readers for the
AP exam(s) may have the initial training waived and will automatically earn the AP
certification if the appropriate documentation is provided. These teachers should
complete the APSI at least every five years or serve as a reader for the AP exam(s) at
least every five years.
SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION PLAN
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The Greenville Public School District Board of Trustees has organized the schools so as
to avoid unnecessary duplication and shall determine what grades shall be taught at each
school. The Board of Trustees shall have the power to specify attendance areas, designate the
school each pupil shall attend and allow students to transfer as permitted by Policy JBCA.
The Greenville Public School district shall maintain a uniform system of free public
schools consisting of Mississippi Early Childhood Education Program, and grades one through
twelve. The organizational pattern for instruction provides for three levels commonly known as
Pre- K-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Special programs exist for adults and exceptional children.
It shall be the aim of the School District to maintain within the basic organizational
structure, the flexibility needed implementing new programs as needs and resources are
identified.
The Greenville Public School District is organized with the following school units as
divisions of instruction:
A.
Pre- K School
McBride Pre-K Academy
B.
Elementary Schools
Akin
(K-5)
Armstrong (K-5)
Boyd
(K-5)
K-5
Middle Schools
6–8
C.
Trigg (K-5)
Stern (K-5)
Webb (K-5)
Weddington (K-5)
Coleman Middle School
T.L. Weston Middle School
D.
Senior High School
9 – 12
Greenville High School
E.
Greenville Technical Center 10 – 12
F.
Alternative Schools
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Darling 4-5 SOS (Over Age) 6-7(Fast Track) (Behavior and GED)
G.
Solomon Magnet School
7-12
REQUIRED COURSES IN THE CURRICULUM OF EACH SECONDARY SCHOOL
CURRICULUM AREA
ENGLISH
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
COURSES
English I
1
English II
1
English III
1
English IV
1
Algebra I
1
Algebra II
1
Geometry
1
Pre-Algebra
1
Transition to Algebra
1
Elective Mathematics Courses
1
Biology I
1
Chemistry
1
Physics
1
Elective Science Courses
SOCIAL STUDIES
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TOTAL
UNITS
4
6
6
32
U.S. History
1
U.S. Government
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Mississippi Studies
½
World History
1
Economics
½
Intro to Geography
½
4
Computer Discovery or
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
½ Keyboarding and ½ Computer
1
1½
Applications
Personal Finance3
½3
Comprehensive Health or Family
and Individual Health
HEALTH
½
1
Physical Education
½
THE ARTS
Any approved 500.00 course
1
1
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE
Family Dynamics & Family and
Individual Health
½
½
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Any combination of courses4
4
4
ELECTIVES
Foreign Language (IHL) or Advanced
World Geography (IHL)
1
5½
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED
33 ½
Includes Physics I, Physics II, AP Physics B, AP Physics C—Electricity and Magnetism, and AP Physics C—
Mechanics.
2
Two of the three elective science units may be offered through the following courses: Introduction to
Agriscience, Concepts of Agriscience, Science of Agricultural Plants, Science of Agricultural Animals, or
Science of Agricultural Environment, Agriscience I & II, Allied Health I & II, Aquaculture I & II, Forestry I &
II, Horticulture I & II, Plastics and Polymer Science I & II, and Technology Applications I & II.
3
One unit in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Technology or ½ unit in Financial Technology, ½ unit in
Resource Management, or ½ unit in National Endowment for Personal Finance may be offered in lieu of
½ unit in Personal Finance.
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4
Includes Agriculture; Business Technology; Cooperative and Marketing Education; Family and Consumer
Sciences; Health Education; Home Economics, Lodging and Hospitality; Technology Education; and Trade
and Industrial.
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