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Whether you've got a student enrolling this fall or are just curious what the kids are up to these days, here's a look at some of the unique opportunities, courtesy of the 2013-2014 curriculum guide:
Sports and entertainment marketing and advertising
For grades 10-12, this course focuses on marketing and advertising products to the consumer. Content is based on real-world examples in sports, entertainment and advertising. Topics covered include marketing research, product planning, purchasing, distribution, pricing, promotion, and advertising in relation to sports and entertainment.
Commercial music production
Open to grades 10-12: sing available and emerging technology, students will construct a record company through the development of various design, production, and legal departments resulting in the creation and distribution of an original, professional-grade recording (CD) of selected artists. Topics such as MIDI, digital recording, sequencing, mixing, and computer-aided sound engineering are covered. Students will to learn to use digital recording equipment by recording both music department rehearsals and concerts and extra-curricular ensembles. Outside-of-school time may be required.
For grades 11 and 12, this course emphasizes cooperative learning, problem solving, and team building activities. It is an experiential-based learning process where students are encouraged to take an active role in their education. Using physical challenges, students develop self-esteem through group and individual accomplishment, enhance social skills with others, increase their ability to problem solve, and develop leadership skills. Fitness activities and concepts are emphasized two days per week. This course may be repeated for credit. Students must have a Physical Education uniform and school-approved lock.
AP human geography
Grades 9-12: This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shapedhuman understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscapeanalysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. Students also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Students perform college level work and are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam.
Open to grades 11 and 12, this course provides upper-level students the opportunity to analyze, evaluate, and in some situations resolve, legal disputes. The emphasis in this course is on promoting alternative forms of dispute resolution while focusing on current topics in the law. Topics like gang awareness, substance abuse, public policy, guns and civil rights are discussed. This course educates students about legal issues and provides them with practical information and problem-solving skills necessary in our society today.