02.47100 Basic Agricultural Science Prerequisite: NONE
This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
46.54500 Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety Prerequisite: NONE
This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry pathway to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general and will provide the trainee with the option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core.
10.51810 Audio and Video Technology and Film I Prerequisite: NONE
This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway. The course prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. Skills USA and Technology Student Association (TSA) are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film I will be utilized in subsequent courses. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval
48.56100 Introduction to Graphics and Design Prerequisite: NONE
This course is designed as the foundational course for both the Graphics Production and Graphics Design pathways. The Graphics and Design course provides students with the processes involved in the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries. In addition, the Graphics and Design course offers a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts that includes typography, visual arts, and page layout
13.01100 Examining the Teaching Profession Prerequisite: NONE
The Examining the Teaching Profession is the foundational course under the Teaching as a Profession Pathway and prepares students for future positions in the field of education. Teaching as a Profession students study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs, and plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, community, and curriculum performance standards.
07.44130 Introduction to Business and Technology Prerequisite: NONE
IBT is the foundational course for Business and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources Management pathways. The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standard and content standards for this course.
28.03100 Army Leadership Education I Prerequisite: NONE
JROTC is a leadership education program. This program will help students build a strong knowledge base of self-discover and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities. This laboratory course is designed to introduce students to the history, customs, traditions and purpose of the Army JROTC program. It teaches students strategies to maximize their potential for success through learning and self-management. Basic leadership skills to include leadership principles, values, and attributes and communications skills are integrated throughout the course. High School students develop an understanding of learning style preferences, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and study skills. These self-assessments will enable students to be self-directed learners. The JRTOC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.
25.52100 Introduction to Healthcare Science Prerequisite: NONE
This is the foundational course for all Health Science pathways and is a prerequisite for all other Healthcare Science pathway courses. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication, and technology skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care area evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid. This course will provide students with a competitive edge to be the better candidate for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.
20.41610 Food, Nutrition and Wellness Prerequisite: NONE
Food, Nutrition and Wellness is the foundational course in the nutrition and food science pathway. The focus of the course is centered on healthy food and lifestyle choices. Students will investigate the interrelationship of food, nutrition and wellness to promote good health. Mastery of standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of Family, Career and Community leaders of America (FCCLA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.
11.41500 Introduction to Digital Technology Prerequisite: NONE
IDT is the foundational course for Web & Digital Communications. This course is designed for high school students to understand, communicate and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and the content standards for this course.
21.42500 Foundations of Engineering and Technology Prerequisite: NONE
The Foundations of Engineering and Technology is the introductory course for the Engineering and Technology Education pathways. This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the "E” in STEM.
08.47400 Marketing Principles Prerequisite: NONE
This is the foundational course for all marketing pathways. It addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop a basic understanding of Employability, Foundational and Business Administration skills, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, Human Resources Management, Information Management, Marketing, Operations, Professional Development, Strategic Management, and Global Marketing strategies. Instructional projects with real business, work-based learning activities including school-based Enterprises, and DECA application experiences should be incorporated in this course.
FINE ART ELECTIVES
52.02100 Theatre Arts/Fundamentals
This course serves as an introduction to the theatre arts. Students investigate theatre as a whole by exploring the techniques and origins of a wide variety of theatre arts in various cultures and periods.
53.03610 Beginning Band I (Grades 9-12)
Provides opportunities to develop performance skills on a wind or percussion instrument. Emphasizes performance and production. May include analysis, historical and cultural influences, improvisation, and appreciation of music. Organizes objectives for self-paced progress. Stresses individual progress and group experiences.
54.02110 Beginning Chorus I (Grades 9-12)
Provides opportunities to develop performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. Covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music and appreciation of music. Organizes objectives for self-paced progress through all four levels. Stresses individual progress and group experiences.
50.02110 Visual Arts/Comprehensive I
Introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizes the ability to understand and use elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources. Explores master artworks for historical and cultural significance.
50.09110 Visual Arts/Art History I
Introduces art history through works of art from antiquity to the present. Covers style, symbolism, media, subject matter, and the purposes of art and artist. Explores the technological, economic, religious, political, and social influences on development of architecture, painting, sculpture, and other art forms. Emphasizes the relationship of history to art criticism, aesthetics, and art productions.
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVES (also counts towards the HOPE average)
45.01200 Current Issues
Analyzes current issues and influences that are related to these issues and examines how decisions are made concerning those issues. Integrates and reinforces social studies skills.
Investigates principles of sociology, the individual in groups, social institutions, social control and the use of research methods to examine social problems. Integrates and reinforces social studies skills.
Investigates the principles of psychology, developmental psychology, heredity and environmental aspects of psychology, learning theory, personality, intelligence, social disorders and research methods used in the study of psychology. Integrates and reinforces social studies skills.
45.05600 The Individual and the Law
Analyzes the foundations and functions of the American legal system. Examines types of laws, the individual's relationship to the law and major court decisions. Integrates and reinforces social studies skills.
SCIENCE ELECTIVES (also counts towards the HOPE average)
This course is designed to give the student a scientific introduction to the structure of the earth, its origin and history. Students will study the geological timetable, biogeochemical cycles, forces affecting landforms structures, plate tectonics, rock and mineral classification, and the geology of Georgia as well as the stewardship of our geological resources. Appropriate laboratory activities and everyday technological applications reinforce the major concepts being studied
This course will provide the student with basic understanding of weather and climate. The student will develop an understanding of the structure and function of the atmosphere including the dynamics between its matter and energy and their effect on weather and climate. The students will study the major components of weather such as temperature, humidity, pressure, precipitation, and winds and the interactions between them. The course will address also aspects of air pollution and global climate change and provide them with an understanding of basic weather forecasting.
HEALTH & PE ELECTIVES
36.02100 Team Sports
Introduces fundamental skills, strategies, and rules associated with team sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, team handball, and flag football.
36.05600 Body Sculpting (girls weight lifting)
Provides methods to redefine body shape through specific exercises. Based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for fitness and conditioning programs, this course covers weight training, conditioning exercises, and proper nutrition to improve muscle tone, muscle definition, posture, bodily proportions, and overall condition of the body and energy levels.
36.05200 Physical Conditioning (boys weight lifting)
Provides opportunities to participate in a variety of activities to enhance flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance and body composition. Includes fitness concepts for the development of healthy lifetime habits.
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS ELECTIVES (also counts towards the HOPE average)
23.06600 Contemporary Literature and Composition
The course focuses on the short story, nonfiction, drama, poetry, and the novel (novella) since 1960. The students explore writing by international authors, focusing on various cultures, genders, races, and writing styles.Students write expository, analytical, and response essays. A research component is critical. The students observe and listen critically and respond appropriately to written and oral communication. Conventions are essential for reading, writing, and speaking. Instruction in language conventions will, therefore, occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking rather than in isolation. The students understand and acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly in reading, writing, and speaking. This course reflects grade-level appropriate Georgia Standards of Excellence.
23.02100 Mythology, (Greek, Roman, Norse)
This course introduces the importance of myths and tales of classical mythology, focusing on a comparative study of plot, characters, themes, and figurative devices. The course emphasizes the following: critical and analytical skills, vocabulary development, a study of the influences of Greek, Roman, and Norse word origins on the English language, and composition. The study of the relationship between people and their societies is a major emphasis, along with the impact of mythology on the literary world. Writing exploration through media literacy and viewing will be a focus in this course. This course reflects grade-level appropriate Georgia Standards of Excellence.
23.03200 Journalism I YEARBOOK (requires an application)
This course focuses on an introduction to journalistic writing through an analysis of newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and broadcast journalism. A concentration on the following components of journalistic writing may include, but is not limited to the interview process; evaluating sources; the purpose, structure, and diction in writing; and training in the various technology used in publishing. Students should participate in news gathering, the study of journalism ethics and laws, and the aspects of copy writing, editing, and revising. If a publication is produced, the students will be exposed to the process of publishing and how to manage a successful publication. This course reflects the Georgia Standards of Excellence.