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English I (ENG 1)

Course #: 01121 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03220100 Grades: 9-12

This course focuses on an integration of writing (grammatical concepts, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling) with literature. It also focuses on reading improvement through drama, short story, poetry, novel, and epic. Students will learn literary forms and terms associated with selections read. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included. English I is required for graduation.

Prerequisites: None

English I Honors (ENG 1 HONORS)

Course #: 01101 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03220100 Grades: 9-12

Using the study of various literary genres as a base, emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills by discovering meaning in literature through language, imaging, characters, action, argument, strategies, and techniques used. Writing focuses on interpretation, analysis, and creativity. Honors classes are a sequential program designed to lead to Advanced Placement credit. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included. English I is required for graduation. Summer reading may be assigned.

Prerequisites: None

English II (ENG 2)

Course #: 01221 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03220200 Grades: 10-12

This course includes an integrated program of writing and reading skills. The literature units will include poetry, novels, drama, and short stories. Students will write multi-paragraph compositions. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included. English II is required for graduation.

Prerequisites: English I or Honors English I

English II Honors (ENG 2 HONORS)

Course #: 01201 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03220200 Grades: 10-12

Honors classes are a sequential program designed to lead to Advanced Placement college credit. Using world literature as a base, subject matter will be covered in depth, and analytical reasoning skills will be further developed. Writing focuses on rhetorical analysis, synthesis with MLA citations, and argumentation. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included. English II is required for graduation. Summer reading may be assigned.

Prerequisites: English I or Honors English I

English III (ENG 3)

Course #: 01321 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03220300 Grades: 11-12

This course will emphasize a study of American literature, literary criticism, and techniques for writing the research paper along with other forms of communication. A focus on literary forms and terms will continue.

Prerequisites: English II or Honors English II

AP English Language and Composition (APENGLAN)

Course #: 01301 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3220100 Grades: 11-12

AP English Language and Composition emphasizes preparation for the AP Exam and uses works in American literature to teach techniques of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation applicable to any written, spoken, or graphic English composition. In addition, a research paper is required. Students are expected to take the AP Exam. Summer reading may be assigned.

Prerequisites: English II or Pre AP English II recommended

English IV (ENG 4)

Course #: 01421 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03220400 Grade: 12

This course is a survey of British literature and the development of the English language, which gives the college bound student a background in the history and culture of the English-speaking peoples. Reading, grammar, usage, mechanics, and composition skills are integrated into the literature units. Course research projects emphasize literary criticism.

Prerequisites: English III or AP English Language and Composition recommended

AP English Literature and Composition (APENGLIT)

Course #: 01405 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3220200 Grade: 12

AP English Language and Literature is a college level course with emphasis on training students to become skilled readers and writers in diverse genres and modes of composition. Utilizing world literature as a base, the course concentrates on individual interpretation and response. Writing includes a research paper in MLA or APA format. Students are expected to take the AP Exam. Summer reading may be assigned.

Prerequisites: English III or AP English Language and Composition recommended

Independent Study in English (IND ENG)

Course #: 01435 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03221800 Grade: 11-12

This course provides students an opportunity to do additional advanced work in English. Students will be given opportunities to conduct research, produce original works in print, develop an advanced communication-related skill, or do advanced study in a specific area of interest.

Prerequisites: English III, teacher approval and concurrent enrollment in English IV

Independent Study in English: Hebrew Scriptures (HEBSCEN)

Course #: 01161 Elective Credits: .5

PEIMS #: 03221830 Grade: 9-12

In this course students will study the characters, poetry, and narratives of the Hebrew Scriptures that are prerequisites to understanding the contributions and influence of the Bible on contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy. The content of the course will not endorse, favor or promote any particular religion or non-religious faith or religious perspective. Offered first semester only.

Prerequisites: None

Independent Study in English: New Testament (NEWTENG)

Course #: 01162 Elective Credits: .5

PEIMS #: 03221840 Grade: 9-12

In this course students will study the characters, poetry, and narratives of the New Testament that are prerequisites to understanding the contributions and influence of the Bible on contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy. The content of the course will not endorse, favor or promote any particular religion or non-religious faith or religious perspective. Offered second semester only.

Prerequisites: None

Creative Writing (CREAT WR)

Course #: 01323 Credits: .5

PEIMS #: 03221200 Grades: 11-12

The students will explore figurative language and literary devices by incorporating them into a piece of discourse. They will learn how to use proportion, contrast, suspense, rhetorical repetition, and various points of view. They will analyze these devices in literary examples, while at the same time considering their own work as a piece of literature, a literary test. The production of original work will be paramount in this course.

Prerequisites: 80 or above average in previous English class and teacher approval recommended

Literary Genres (LIT GENR)

Course #: 01391 Credits: .5

PEIMS #: 03221500 Grades: 11-12

Students will explore various literary genres found in the literature of the world. 

Prerequisites: 80 or above average in previous English class and teacher approval recommended

Practical Writing Skills (PRACT WR)

Course #: 01433 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03221300 Grade: 12

The study of writing allows high school students to earn credit while developing skills necessary for composing business letters and requests for information, as well as for completing job applications and résumés. This course emphasizes skill in the use of conventions and mechanics of written English, the appropriate and effective application of English grammar, and the effective use of vocabulary.

Prerequisites: English III

College Preparatory English Language Arts (CPELA)

Course #: 01459 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: CP110100 Grades: 12

The focus of the course is on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level reading and writing intensive courses including ENGL 1301. Students will learn to write effective, logical essays, utilizing textual support to develop reading comprehension strategies and to analyze, synthesize and make value judgments using critical thinking. The course fulfills The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements for reading and writing. Students who successfully complete this course and pass the TSI will qualify to take ENGL 1301.

Prerequisites: Three English credits prior to enrollment

Journalism (JRNLSM)

Course #: 01131 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230100 Grades: 9-12

This preparatory class for either the newspaper or the yearbook includes a study of the purpose and function of the media, basic features of journalism, current trends in format, techniques and typography, study of graphics, design, layout and the printing process, preparation of press-ready materials. Study includes news, editorial, feature and headline writing and editing.

Prerequisites: 80 or above average in previous English class recommended

Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I (YBK1)

Course #: 01225 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230110 Grades: 9-12

Prerequisites: Journalism; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Yearbook II (YBK2)

Course #: 01325 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230120 Grades: 10-12

Prerequisites: Advanced Journalism I; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Yearbook III (YBK3)

Course #: 01341 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230130 Grades: 11-12

Prerequisites: Advanced Journalism II; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Literary Magazine I (LM1)

Course #: 01229 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230170 Grades: 11-12

Prerequisites: Journalism; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Literary Magazine II (LM2)

Course #: 01329 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230180 Grades: 11-12

Prerequisites: Advanced Journalism I; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Literary Magazine III (LM3)

Course #: 01429 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230190 Grades: 11-12

Prerequisites: Advanced Journalism II; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I (NP1)

Course #: 01263 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230140 Grades: 9-12

Prerequisites: Journalism; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Newspaper II (NP2)

Course #: 01363 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230150 Grades: 10-12

Prerequisites: Advanced Journalism I; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Advanced Journalism: Newspaper III (NP3)

Course #: 01365 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03230160 Grades: 11-12

Prerequisites: Advanced Journalism II; teacher approval recommended

Staffers produce a quality product while working within time constraints and budget limitations, developing financial responsibility in producing the product, planning and implementing an advertising and circulation campaign, cutting and cropping photographs, writing and editing copy, producing graphic art, writing headlines and cutlines, and editing and proofreading copy, pages, and proof pages.

Reading I (READ1)

Course #: 01159 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03270700 Grades: 9-10

Reading I, II, and III offers students instruction in word recognition, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary to ensure that high school students have an opportunity to read with competence, confidence, and understanding. Students are given opportunities to locate information in varied sources, to read critically, to evaluate sources, and to draw supportable conclusions. Students learn how various texts are organized and how authors choose language for effect. All of these strategies are applied in texts that cross the subject fields.

Prerequisites: None

Reading II (READ2)

Course #: 01259 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03270800 Grades: 10-11

Reading I, II, and III offers students instruction in word recognition, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary to ensure that high school students have an opportunity to read with competence, confidence, and understanding. Students are given opportunities to locate information in varied sources, to read critically, to evaluate sources, and to draw supportable conclusions. Students learn how various texts are organized and how authors choose language for effect. All of these strategies are applied in texts that cross the subject fields.

Prerequisites: None

Reading III (READ3)

Course #: 01359 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03270900 Grades: 11-12

Reading I, II, and III offers students instruction in word recognition, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary to ensure that high school students have an opportunity to read with competence, confidence, and understanding. Students are given opportunities to locate information in varied sources, to read critically, to evaluate sources, and to draw supportable conclusions. Students learn how various texts are organized and how authors choose language for effect. All of these strategies are applied in texts that cross the subject fields.

Prerequisites: None

Visual Media Analysis and Production (VI MEDIA)

Course #: 01381 Credits: .5

PEIMS #: 03221700 Grades: 9-12

This course involves students in the principles and techniques of the visual media as an artistic and informative medium. The students identify the purposes of visual media, analyze techniques used in visual media, recognize associated terminology, develop and use standards for analyzing visual media, recognize the origin and development of visual media, compare with other art forms, explore the emotional and intellectual effects of visual media on viewers, analyze the content and values of visual media, and study the relationship between subject matter and choice of media for presenting that subject matter. The students create projects outside of class.

Prerequisites: None

Debate I (DEBATE 1)

Course #: 01246 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240600 Grades: 9-12

These courses develop skills in analysis, research, and organization and provide opportunities to prepare and present debates in a variety of debate contexts. Debate I is a precompetition class. Students may have the opportunity to debate in at least one TFA qualifying tournament. Major emphasis in Debate II and III will be placed on TFA, NFL, and UIL competition, which includes traveling to tournaments.

Prerequisites: Debate I – none; Debate II and III – completion of Debate 1 and teacher approval recommended

Debate II (Debate 2)

Course #: 01248 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240700 Grades: 10-12

These courses develop skills in analysis, research, and organization and provide opportunities to prepare and present debates in a variety of debate contexts. Debate I is a precompetition class. Students may have the opportunity to debate in at least one TFA qualifying tournament. Major emphasis in Debate II and III will be placed on TFA, NFL, and UIL competition, which includes traveling to tournaments.

Prerequisites: Debate I – none; Debate II and III – completion of Debate 1 and teacher approval recommended

Debate III (DEBATE 3)

Course #: 01346 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240800 Grades: 11-12

These courses develop skills in analysis, research, and organization and provide opportunities to prepare and present debates in a variety of debate contexts. Debate I is a precompetition class. Students may have the opportunity to debate in at least one TFA qualifying tournament. Major emphasis in Debate II and III will be placed on TFA, NFL, and UIL competition, which includes traveling to tournaments.

Prerequisites: Debate I – none; Debate II and III – completion of Debate 1 and teacher approval recommended

Oral Interpretation I (ORALINT1)

Course #: 01237 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240200 Grades: 9-12

These courses furnish opportunities for students to develop competencies in analysis, adaptation, and performance of literature for an audience. Major emphasis in Oral Interpretation II and III will be placed on TFA, NFL and UIL competition.

Prerequisites: Oral Interpretation I – none; Oral Interpretation II and III – completion of Oral Interpretation I and teacher approval recommended

Oral Interpretation II (ORALINT2)

Course #: 01261 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240300 Grades: 10-12

These courses furnish opportunities for students to develop competencies in analysis, adaptation, and performance of literature for an audience. Major emphasis in Oral Interpretation II and III will be placed on TFA, NFL and UIL competition.

Prerequisites: Oral Interpretation I – none; Oral Interpretation II and III – completion of Oral Interpretation I and teacher approval recommended

Oral Interpretation III (ORALINT3)

Course #: 01361 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240400 Grades: 10-12

These courses furnish opportunities for students to develop competencies in analysis, adaptation, and performance of literature for an audience. Major emphasis in Oral Interpretation II and III will be placed on TFA, NFL and UIL competition.

Prerequisites: Oral Interpretation I – none; Oral Interpretation II and III – completion of Oral Interpretation I and teacher approval recommended

Public Speaking I (PUBSPKG1)

Course #: 01255 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03240900 Grades: 9-12

Emphasis in this course will be on the practical application of speech skills. The course will include an exploration of the following: concepts of rhetoric, outstanding public speakers of the past and present, topic selection, research skills, organization of ideas, selection of language, preparation and presentation of speeches, delivery skills, listening skills, and evaluation skills. Students will be expected to compete in speech competition.

Prerequisites: Public Speaking I – none; Public Speaking II and III – completion of Public Speaking I and teacher approval recommended

Public Speaking II (PUBSPKG2)

Course #: 01275 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03241000 Grades: 10-12

Emphasis in this course will be on the practical application of speech skills. The course will include an exploration of the following: concepts of rhetoric, outstanding public speakers of the past and present, topic selection, research skills, organization of ideas, selection of language, preparation and presentation of speeches, delivery skills, listening skills, and evaluation skills. Students will be expected to compete in speech competition.

Prerequisites: Public Speaking I – none; Public Speaking II and III – completion of Public Speaking I and teacher approval recommended

Public Speaking III (PUBSPKG3)

Course #: 01277 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03241100 Grades: 10-12

Emphasis in this course will be on the practical application of speech skills. The course will include an exploration of the following: concepts of rhetoric, outstanding public speakers of the past and present, topic selection, research skills, organization of ideas, selection of language, preparation and presentation of speeches, delivery skills, listening skills, and evaluation skills. Students will be expected to compete in speech competition.

Prerequisites: Public Speaking I – none; Public Speaking II and III – completion of Public Speaking I and teacher approval recommended

Independent Study/Speech (IND SPCH)

Course #: 01253 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03241200 Grades: 10-12

Independent study in speech provides opportunity for advanced students to plan, organize, produce, perform, and evaluate a project that enables them to develop advanced skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Prerequisites: Public Speaking I or Oral Interpretation I or Debate I and teacher approval recommended

Communication Applications (COMMAPP)

Course #: 01145 Credits: .5

PEIMS #: 03241400 Grades: 9-12

Subject areas included in this course are the identification, analysis, development, and evaluation of communication skills necessary for professional and social success in interpersonal situations, group interactions, and personal and professional presentations.

Prerequisites: None

English I for Speakers of Other Languages (ENG1 SOL)

Course #: 01123 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03200600 Grades: 9-10

The goal of these classes is to increase the English proficiency of the students enrolled in these classes. These courses may be substituted for English I and II for immigrant students with limited English proficiency.

Prerequisites: Designated Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

English II for Speakers of Other Languages (ENG2 SOL)

Course #: 01223 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03200700 Grades: 9-10

The goal of these classes is to increase the English proficiency of the students enrolled in these classes. These courses may be substituted for English I and II for immigrant students with limited English proficiency.

Prerequisites: Designated Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA1) first time taken

Course #: 01128 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03200800 Grades: 9-12

This course is designed to provide instructional opportunities for secondary recent immigrant students with little or no English proficiency. These students have scored at the negligible/very limited academic language level of the state-approved English oral language proficiency tests. This course enables students to become increasingly more proficient in English in all four language domains.

Prerequisites: Designated Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Corequisites: Must be taken concurrently with a course that awards English credit such as ESOL I-II or English III-IV. A student may take this course up to two times for credit when paired with different corequisites.

English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA2) second time taken

Course #: 01228 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03200810 Grades: 10-12

This course is designed to provide instructional opportunities for secondary recent immigrant students with little or no English proficiency. These students have scored at the negligible/very limited academic language level of the state-approved English oral language proficiency tests. This course enables students to become increasingly more proficient in English in all four language domains.

Prerequisites: Designated Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Corequisites: Must be taken concurrently with a course that awards English credit such as ESOL I-II or English III-IV. A student may take this course up to two times for credit when paired with different corequisites.

Core Academics

Fine Arts

Art I (ART 1)

Course #: 02111 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03500100 Grades: 9-12

Art I provides the student an opportunity to develop skills in design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. It includes four basic strands: perception; creative expression/performance; historical/cultural heritage; and critical evaluation. These provide unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Students will be required to use memory, imagination, and real life objects/experiences as sources for art works. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: None

Art I Honors (ART 1 HONORS)

Course #: 02113 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03500100 Grades: 9-12

This course is designed for the art student that has shown advanced skills in middle school art. The student will continue developing (1) a sense of quality in their work and (2) decisive use of art elements and principles. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Teacher approval recommended

Art II – Drawing I Honors (ART2DRW HONORS)

Course #: 02213 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03500500 Grades: 9-12

This course requires that students develop basic drawing skills using a variety of media. Drawing is approached as a final product. The basic strands established in Art I will be emphasized. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art I; teacher approval recommended

Art II – Sculpture I Honors (ART2SCLP HONORS)

Course #: 02224 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03501000 Grades: 9-12

In this course students will construct sculptures using additive and subtractive methods in a variety of media. 3D design concepts such as form, plane and light, depth and space will be explored. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art I; teacher approval recommended

Art II – Photography I Honors (ART2PHTO HONORS)

Course #: 02229 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03501200 Grades: 9-12

This course introduces the student to advanced applied and aesthetic aspects of digital photography. Content includes a study of different digital camera types, parts and operation, fundaments of digital photography and imaging, composition, and natural and artificial lighting. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art I; teacher approval recommended

Art III– Drawing II Honors (ART3DRW HONORS)

Course #: 02325 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03501300 Grades: 10-12

In this course, the student is required to draw in depth and will develop the ability to plan and execute drawings as the basis for painting, printmaking, and sculpture. This is a prerequisite for AP 2D Design Portfolio, AP 3D Design Portfolio, and AP Art Drawing Portfolio. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art II Drawing; teacher approval recommended

Art III– Sculpture II Honors (ART3SCLP HONORS)

Course #: TBD Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03501900 Grades: 10-12

This course introduces the student to advanced sculpture techniques for competitions and exhibitions. Emphasis is placed upon preparation for entry into AP Three-Dimensional Design Portfolio. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art II Sculpture; teacher approval recommended

Art III– Photography II Honors (ART3PHTO HONORS)

Course #: 02423 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03502200 Grades: 10-12

This course introduces the student to advanced digital photography techniques, creative digital imaging, darkroom and alternative processes, and printing for competitions and exhibitions. Emphasis is placed upon preparation for entry into AP Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio (Photography/Digital Imaging). This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art II Photography; teacher approval recommended

AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio (APSTARTD)

Course #: 02301 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3500300 Grades: 11-12

The requirements for this course reflect three major concerns: a sense of quality in a student’s work; the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; and the student’s need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the arts. During this course, the student will be introduced to a variety of problems in drawing. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to submit an AP portfolio.

Prerequisites: Art II; teacher approval recommended

AP Studio Art: Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio (AP2DDP)

Course #: 02414 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3500400 Grades: 10-12

This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of two-dimensional design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about the use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The elements of design (line, shape, illusion of space, illusion of motion, pattern, texture, value, and color) are like a palette of possibilities that artists use to express themselves. For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in two-dimensional design using a variety of art forms such as graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, and printmaking. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to submit an AP portfolio.

Prerequisites: Art II; teacher approval recommended

AP Studio Art: Three-Dimensional Design Portfolio (AP3DDP)

Course #: 02514 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3500500 Grades: 10-12

This portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. These may include mass, volume, form, plane, light, and texture. Such elements and concepts can be articulated through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression may be part of the student’s portfolio. These might include, among others, traditional sculpture, architectural models, apparel, ceramics, three-dimensional fiber art or metal work. Students are expected to submit an AP Portfolio. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Art II; teacher approval recommended

AP History of Art (APHISART)

Course #: 02314 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3500100 Grades: 11-12

This course is designed to provide the same benefits to secondary school students as are provided by an introductory college course in art history and the understanding and enjoyment of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms with an historical and cultural context. The students will examine major forms of artistic expression and learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Teacher approval recommended

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts I (TH1)

Course #: 02231 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250100 Grades: 9-12

This is the first course in theatre, introducing theatre as an art, and beginning the study of the cultural contributions of the theatre, its plays and its performance, its production styles and techniques. The course introduces basic acting, the role of the actor in interpreting dramatic literature, and the historical evolution of performance styles. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: None

Theatre Arts II (TH2)

Course #: 02331 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250200 Grades: 9-12

Theatre Arts III (TH3)

Course #: 02431 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250300 Grades: 10-12

Theatre Arts IV (TH4)

Course #: 02433 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250400 Grade: 11-12

These courses build on the background established in Theatre I, continuing the study of the cultural contributions of the theatre, its plays, and its performance and production styles and techniques. Basic principles of production are studied and applied through performances in various theatrical modes. Each level of theatre will require a greater degree of understanding and competency in technique and performance. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Theatre I, audition and teacher approval

Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre I (TH1TECH)

Course #: 02241 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03250500 Grades: 10-12

Technical Theatre II (TH2TECH)

Course #: 02341 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03250600 Grades: 11-12

Technical Theatre III (TH3TECH)

Course #: 02441 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03251100 Grades: 12

This course combines theories of design and stage-craft techniques with construction and operation of the various elements of technical theatre. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Teacher approval

Theatre Production

Theatre Production I (TH1PROD)

Course #: 02381 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250700 Grades: 9-12

Theatre Production II (TH2PROD)

Course #: 02383 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250800 Grades: 10-12

Theatre Production III (TH3PROD)

Course #: 02385 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03250900 Grades: 11-12

Theatre Production IV (TH4PROD)

Course #: 02387 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03251000 Grade: 12

Students will develop and practice acting concepts, skills, and many technical phases of theatre production. Students will also be provided opportunities to grow aesthetically through participation and observation of theatre events.

Prerequisites: Audition and teacher approval

Theatre and Media Communications 1 (TH1MCOM)

Course #: 02389 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03251300 Grades: 9-12

Theatre and Media Communication 1 provides students with a rigorous and relevant experiential study of theatre along with video and audio design. Creation and analysis of student performances will be balanced with explorations into contemporary practices in digital media. Students will learn how to bridge traditional stagecraft with current technology applications to create new digital media. The course will include a major project to address local issues within the community. This project will afford students an opportunity to learn and practice creative research skills, develop a narrative, engage an audience, and connect an online community to their project.

Prerequisites: None

Band

Band I (MUS1BAND) Year 1 only

Course #: 02652 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150100 Grades: 9-12

Band II (MUS2BAND) Year 2 only

Course #: 02752 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150200 Grades: 10-12

Band III (MUS3BAND) Year 3 only

Course #: 02852 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150300 Grades: 11-12

Band IV (MUS4BAND) Year 4 only

Course #: 02552 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150400 Grades: 12

This course is open by audition to students with previous instrumental training. First semester is devoted to preparation for marching contests, football halftime, pep rallies, parades, and Christmas literature. Second semester focuses on concerts, contests, festivals, and individual achievements such as solo and ensemble contests and region, area, and state band tryouts.

Prerequisites: Director approval

Band Flag/Guard

Band Flag/Guard I (MUS1BAND) Year 1 only

Course #: 02153 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03150100 Grades: 9-12

Band Flag/Guard II (MUS2BAND) Year 2 only

Course #: 02253 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03150200 Grades: 10-12

Band Flag/Guard III (MUS3BAND) Year 3 only

Course #: 02353 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03150300 Grades: 11-12

Band Flag/Guard IV (MUS4BAND) Year 4 only

Course #: 02053 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 03150400 Grades: 12

This course includes fundamentals of color guard/winter guard technique including flags, rifles, sabers, and other dance principals. Students will participate in the marching band during the fall semester and compete at winter guard competitions and shows in the spring. Placement is by audition.

Prerequisites: Director approval

Orchestra

Orchestra I (MUS1ORCH) Year 1 only

Course #: 02658 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150500 Grades: 9-12

Orchestra II (MUS2ORCH) Year 2 only

Course #: 02758 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150600 Grades: 10-12

Orchestra III (MUS3ORCH) Year 3 only

Course #: 02858 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150700 Grades: 11-12

Orchestra IV (MUS4ORCH) Year 4 only

Course #: 02558 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150800 Grades: 12

This is a course for orchestra students. Style and technical skills are explored through the use of a variety of orchestral literature. 

Prerequisites: Director approval

Jazz Band

Jazz Band (MUS1JZBN) Year 1 only

Course #: 02657 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151300 Grades: 9-12

Jazz Band (MUS2JZBN) Year 2 only

Course #: 02757 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151400 Grades: 10-12

Jazz Band (MUS3JZBN) Year 3 only

Course #: 02857 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151500 Grades: 11-12

Jazz Band (MUS4JZBN) Year 4 only

Course #: 02557 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151600 Grades: 12

Jazz band explores various musical styles including jazz, blues, Funk, big band, cool, rock, and other popular forms. Available at Abilene High and Cooper High Schools.

Prerequisites: Member of band and director approval

Steel Drum Band

Steel Drum Band (MUS1INEN) Year 1 only

Course #: 02656 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151700 Grades: 9-12

Steel Drum Band (MUS2INEN) Year 2 only

Course #: 02756 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151800 Grades: 10-12

Steel Drum Band (MUS3INEN) Year 3 only

Course #: 02854 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151900 Grades: 11-12

Steel Drum Band (MUS4INEN) Year 4 only

Course #: 02556 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152000 Grades: 12

This course explores various musical styles including Afro-Cuban, Latin, and Caribbean. Students will learn the origins of steel drums and the history of the Trinidad/Tobago region. Outside performances are an expectation of this course. (Abilene High school only)

Prerequisites: Music reading ability, audition, and director approval

Revolution Strings

Revolution Strings (MUS1INEN) Year 1 only

Course #: 02766 Credits:1

PEIMS #: 03151700 Grades: 9-12

Revolution Strings (MUS2INEN) Year 2 only

Course #: 02866 Credits:1

PEIMS #: 03151800 Grades: 10-12

Revolution Strings (MUS3INEN) Year 3 only

Course #: 02966 Credits:1

PEIMS #: 03151900 Grades: 11-12

Revolution Strings (MUS4INEN) Year 4 only

Course #: 02666 Credits:1

PEIMS #: 03152000 Grades: 12

Orchestra ensemble (Revolution Strings) includes auditioned string students who demonstrate advanced skills in performance. This course includes various styles including jazz, pop, Celtic, country/western, and other styles. Students incorporate choreography and dance into performance on a regular basis.

Prerequisites: Director approval

Choir

Choir I (MUS1CHOR) Year 1 only

Course #: 02660 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03150900 Grades: 9-12

Choir II (MUS2CHOR) Year 2 only

Course #: 02760 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151000 Grades: 10-12

Choir III (MUS3CHOR) Year 3 only

Course #: 02860 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151100 Grades: 11-12

Choir IV (MUS4CHOR) Year 4 only

Course #: 02560 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03151200 Grades: 12

These courses are open to students with and without previous vocal training. There is continued vocal training with emphasis on tone production, sight-reading, and a variety of choral literature.

Prerequisites: Director approval

Show Choir

Show Choir (MUS1VOEN) Year 1 only

Course #: 02750 Credits: 1

PEIMS #:03152100 Grades: 9-12

Show Choir (MUS2VOEN) Year 2 only

Course #: 02850 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152200 Grades: 10-12

Show Choir (MUS3VOEN) Year 3 only

Course #: 02950 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152300 Grades: 11-12

Show Choir (MUS4VOEN) Year 4 only

Course #: 02650 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152400 Grades: 12

Vocal ensemble includes auditioned vocal students who demonstrate advanced skills in vocal performance. This course includes various styles including jazz, pop, and Broadway musicals. Students will incorporate choreography and dancing in performance on a regular basis.

Prerequisites: Director approval

Applied Music

Applied Music I (MUS1APL)

Course #: 02710 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152500 Grades: 10-12

Applied Music II (MUS2APL)

Course #: 02711 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152600 Grades: 11-12

Applied Music III (MUS3APL)

Course #: 02712 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03152601 Grades: 12

Applied Music is a course for students intent to advance their individual musical skill set. Areas addressed include but are not limited to the following: technique and tone development, All-Region and Area audition preparation, Solo and Ensemble repertoire exploration, music listening analysis, an overview of musical historical context, and additional tailored instruction based on the individual needs of each student. This course supports band, choir, and orchestra students. NOTE: Each Applied Music course may only be taken one time.

Local Prerequisites: one year high school music

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre I (MUSTH1)

Course #: 02390 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03251900 Grades: 9-12

Musical Theatre II (MUSTH2)

Course #: 02391 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03252000 Grades: 10-12

Musical Theatre III (MUSTH3)

Course #: 02392 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03252100 Grades: 11-12

Musical Theatre IV (MUSTH4)

Course #: 02393 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03251000 Grade: 12

Musical Theatre is an interactive class focusing on vocal training, dance styles, character analysis and creation and audition techniques. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers; and prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles in speaking, singing, and dance disciplines. Since this is a workshop course, students will prepare material for class presentation and critique. Members of the class will have hands-on, performance-based opportunities to practice musical theatre technique. Students will need to provide appropriate clothing, jazz shoes, and character shoes for this course.

Prerequisites: Audition

AP Music Theory (APMUSTHY)

Course #: 02701 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3150200 Grades: 11-12

This course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board AP Music Theory exam. This course is designed to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Teacher approval and ability to read music

Dance

Dance I (DANCE 1)

Course #: 02066 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830100 Grades: 9-12

Dance II (DANCE 2)

Course #: 02366 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830200 Grades: 10-12

Dance III (DANCE 3)

Course #: 02266 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830300 Grades: 11-12

Dance IV (DANCE 4)

Course #: 02166 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830400 Grades: 12

Dance may earn either Fine Arts or PE credit, but not both simultaneously. Fine Arts credit is available only to courses taught by an SBEC certified Dance instructor. Dance students develop perceptual thinking, movement principles and technical skills as they explore choreographic and performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively, efficiently, and safely while recognizing dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society.

Prerequisites: Director approval

Core Academics

Health

Sports Medicine I (SPORTMD1)

Course #: 04205 Credits: .5-1*

PEIMS #: N1150040 Grades: 10-12

This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine including but not limited to sports medicine related careers, organizational and administrative considerations, prevention of athletic  injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and management skills, taping and wrapping techniques, first aid/CPR/AED, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise. Individualized and independent assignments will be included in this course. This course will involve outside-of-class time, homework, and time required working with athletes and athletic teams. This course complements the classroom preparation of a student wishing to work in the sports medicine arena by working as student athletic trainer with the various high school sports teams. Offered at Abilene High School only.

These courses expire in 2021-2022.

*Ninth graders may take the course during the Spring semester with teacher approval.

Prerequisites: None

 

Sports Medicine II (SPORTMD2)

Course #: 04207 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1150041 Grades: 10-12

This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine including but not limited to sports medicine related careers, organizational and administrative considerations, prevention of athletic  injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and management skills, taping and wrapping techniques, first aid/CPR/AED, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise. Individualized and independent assignments will be included in this course. This course will involve outside-of-class time, homework, and time required working with athletes and athletic teams. This course complements the classroom preparation of a student wishing to work in the sports medicine arena by working as student athletic trainer with the various high school sports teams. Offered at Abilene High School only.

These courses expire in 2021-2022.

*Ninth graders may take the course during the Spring semester with teacher approval.

Prerequisites: Sports Medicine I

 

Sports Medicine III (SPORTMD3)

Course #: 04209 Credits:1

PEIMS #: N1150044 Grades: 11-12

This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine including but not limited to sports medicine related careers, organizational and administrative considerations, prevention of athletic  injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and management skills, taping and wrapping techniques, first aid/CPR/AED, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise. Individualized and independent assignments will be included in this course. This course will involve outside-of-class time, homework, and time required working with athletes and athletic teams. This course complements the classroom preparation of a student wishing to work in the sports medicine arena by working as student athletic trainer with the various high school sports teams. Offered at Abilene High School only.

These courses expire in 2021-2022.

*Ninth graders may take the course during the Spring semester with teacher approval.

Prerequisites: Sports Medicine II

 

Core Academics

Languages Other Than English

Spanish I (SPAN I)

Course #: 03141 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03440100 Grades: 9-12

Students will acquire listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and concepts at the novice level that result in the understanding of simple, routine situations. Students will also be made aware of concepts which result in the knowledge and awareness of the history and culture of another people. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: None

Spanish I Honors (SPAN I HONORS)

Course #: 03144 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03440100 Grades: 9-12

This college preparatory course will focus on skills necessary for success in Advanced Placement classes. The course content will be covered in greater depth and/or at an accelerated pace. Student skills will include listening, speaking, reading, and writing of concepts at the novice level that will result in the understanding of simple, routine situations. Students will be made aware of the history and culture of another people. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: None

Spanish II (SPAN 2)

Course #: 03244 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03440200 Grades: 9-12

Students will continue to acquire listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and concepts at the novice level that result in the understanding of most routine questions, statements, and commands along with the ability to respond and to reproduce vocabulary sufficient to express themselves in everyday situations. Students will study the history and culture of another people within a range of different situations. Students will be aware of generalizations about how a language operates and the skills that result in the application of the language learning process to the study of other languages. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Spanish I

Spanish II Honors (SPAN 2 HONORS)

Course #: 03344 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03440200 Grades: 9-12

This college preparatory course will focus on skills necessary for success in Advanced Placement classes. Subject matter will be covered in greater depth and/or at an accelerated pace. Students will acquire listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills that result in the understanding of most routine questions, statements, and commands along with the ability to respond and to reproduce vocabulary sufficient to express themselves in everyday situations. Students will study the history and culture of another people within a range of different situations. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Spanish 1 or Spanish I Honors

Spanish III Honors (SPAN 3 HONORS)

Course #: 03249 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03440300 Grades: 10-12

This preparatory course covers material in depth and prepares the student for AP Spanish IV. The following skills will be included in the course: listening and speaking on an intermediate-ability level emphasizing extemporaneous speech and comprehension of native-speakers; reading and writing on an intermediate-ability level emphasizing classical and/or contemporary literature and original compositions; cultural experiences emphasizing the awareness and knowledge of cultural differences; grammatical structure on an intermediateability level emphasizing mechanics and vocabulary. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: Spanish II or Spanish II Honors

AP Spanish IV (APSPALAN)

Course #: 03446 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3440100 Grades: 10-12

This course emphasizes the use of the language for active communication and develops the following skills: the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish; acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as of modern literature in Spanish; the ability to compose expository passages; and the ability to express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. Course emphasizes preparation for the AP Spanish Language Exam. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Spanish III Honors or teacher recommendation

AP Spanish V (APSPALIT)

Course #: 03546 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3440200 Grades: 11-12

This course emphasizes advanced reading and writing skills; introduces students to the diverse literature written in Spanish and helps them reflect on the many voices and cultures with an extensive reading list including works from seven centuries of Hispanic literature; course also requires advanced ability to express ideas in writing with accuracy and fluency; course emphasizes preparation for the AP Spanish Literature Exam. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: AP Spanish IV or teacher recommendation

Core Academics

Mathematics

Algebra I (ALG 1)

Course #: 05141 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03100500 Grades: 9-12

Algebra I provides the foundation concepts for Algebra 2, Geometry, and all high school mathematics. It establishes concepts in the areas of number operations, quantitative reasoning, algebraic thinking, and symbolic reasoning. An emphasis is placed on function concepts, the relationship between equations, and the use of these to model real world applications. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included.

Prerequisites: Grade 8 Math or its equivalent

Algebra I Honors (ALG 1 HONORS)

Course #: 05101 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03100500 Grades: 9-12

This college-preparatory course covers the same material presented in regular Algebra I. Concepts will be explored in greater depth and problem-solving will be more varied and demanding. Technology including the graphing calculator and the computer will be used to a greater extent than in Algebra I. Additional topics to be covered are geometric representations of algebraic situations, quadratic systems with parabolas, and absolute value equations and inequalities. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included.

Prerequisites: Grade 8 Math or its equivalent

Geometry (GEOM)

Course #: 05251 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03100700 Grades: 9-12

Geometry consists of the study of geometric figures of zero, one, two, and three dimensions and the relationships among them. Connections are made between geometric concepts and solving real world problems by using a variety of representations (concrete, pictorial, algebraic, and coordinate), tools, technology, applications and modeling, logical reasoning, justification, and proof.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Geometry Honors (GEOM HONORS)

Course #: 05203 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03100700 Grades: 9-12

This college-preparatory course will contain the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in the regular geometry course. Concepts will be explored in greater depth and with rigor designed to properly prepare students to be successful in Pre-Advanced Placement Algebra 2.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Mathematical Models with Applications (MTHMOD)

Course #: 05135 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03102400 Grades: 10-12

This course revisits Algebra I and Geometry concepts as a bridge to Algebra II. In addition, students will be introduced to applied math in real world situations, including personal finance (budgeting, insurance, savings, and credit.) This course may not fulfill the math entrance requirements of some colleges. Semesters are independent of each other.

Prerequisites: Algebra I; Geometry recommended

Algebra II (ALG 2)

Course #: 05241 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03100600 Grades: 9-12

Progression through the algebra concepts taught in this course allows students to develop logical reasoning and problemsolving skills vital in today’s technology-oriented world. It prepares students for either school-to-work programs or progression to higher mathematics needed for post-secondary studies and emphasizes the need to master functional relationships and employ them to problem-solve real situations. Technology applications allow table building, coordinate graphing, algebraic analysis, and computation. Content encompasses the study of algebraic functions using data analysis, matrices, factoring, complex numbers, properties of exponents, graphs, and tables. The relationships between algebra and geometry are continuously integrated into the course. Abstract algebra concepts and their geometric graphs are linked together for such functions as linear, quadratic, radical, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphs of circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas (the conic sections), and their respective algebraic descriptions are also studied and applied.

Prerequisites: Algebra I; Geometry recommended; Geometry can be taken concurrently

Algebra II Honors (ALG 2 HONORS)

Course #: 05201 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03100600 Grades: 9-12

This college-preparatory course covers the same material presented in regular Algebra II in addition to other topics that will better prepare students for Pre-Advanced Placement Pre-Calculus. Concepts will be explored in greater depth and problem-solving will be more varied and demanding.

Prerequisites: Algebra I; Geometry recommended; Geometry can be taken concurrently

Pre-Calculus (PRE CALC)

Course #: 05353 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03101100 Grades: 10-12

Pre-Calculus combines the use of the real number coordinate system with an extensive study of functions and their graphs, including trigonometric functions and their periodicity, inverse, composite, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Functions, sequences and series, conic sections, parametric representations, and vectors will be used to model real life situations.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Pre-Calculus Honors (PRE CALC HONORS)

Course #: 05301 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03101100 Grades: 10-12

This college-preparatory course is intended for students who have displayed a high degree of understanding in their previous math courses. It is designed to prepare students for AP Calculus. It includes the same concepts covered in Pre-Calculus but explored in greater depth, and problem solving will be more varied and demanding.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

AP Calculus AB (APCALCAB)

Course #: 05403 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3100101 Grades: 11-12

This course will follow the course description for AP Calculus AB as defined by the college board. Students will be taught the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of calculus such as applying limit theorems, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental (trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic) functions. Also, applications of first and second derivatives including curve sketching, velocity and acceleration, maxima and minima, and related rates are covered. Indefinite and definite integration including applications are presented. Other subjects covered are differentiating composite functions using the chain rule, implicit differentiation problems, and other integration methods. Graphing calculator skills are required for solving some problems. Preparation for the College Board AP Calculus Exam is emphasized. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus BC (APCALCBC)

Course #: 05407 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3100102 Grades: 11-12

This course is equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course and the subsequent single-variable calculus course. It follows the curriculum as presented by the College Board to emphasize the big ideas of limits, derivatives, integrals, and series. Work focuses on mathematical proficiencies including reasoning with definitions and theorems, connecting concepts, implementing algebraic/computational processes, connecting multiple representations, building notational fluency, and communicating scholarly work. Preparation for the College Board AP Calculus Exam is emphasized. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus

Statistics and Business Decision Making* (STATSBDM)

Course #: 08840 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 13016900 Grades: 11-12

This course in an introduction to statistics and the application of statistics to business decision making. Students will use statistics to make business decisions and will determine appropriateness of methods used to collect data to ensure conclusions are valid.

Prerequisites: Algebra II

AP Statistics (APSTATS)

Course #: 05405 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3100200 Grades: 11-12

This course will follow the course description for AP Statistics as defined by the college board. Students will be introduced to the major concepts and tools to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. Topics are divided into four major themes: exploratory analysis, planning a study, probability, and statistical inference. Preparation for the College Board AP Statistics Exam is emphasized. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Algebra II and Geometry; Juniors concurrently enrolled in Pre-Calculus recommended

Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources* (MATHAFNR)

Course #: 08919 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 13001000 Grades: 10-12

To be prepared for careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources, students must acquire technical knowledge in the discipline as well as apply academic skills in mathematics. Students should apply knowledge and skills related to mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and data analysis in the context of agriculture, food, and natural resources. To prepare for success, students are afforded opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills related to mathematics in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisites: Algebra I. Recommended 1 credit from the courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources cluster.

College Preparatory Math (CPMAT)

Course #: 05259 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: CP111200 Grade: 12

This course is designed to prepare 12th grade students for success in entry-level college math courses. Topics include the Real Number System, Algebraic Reasoning, Functions, Equations, Inequalities, and Quadratics. Students will work to increase math skills and problem-solving ability as they prepare for success on the TSI assessment as a measure of college readiness. This is an advanced fourth math credit for the Foundation Plan and Endorsements. The course is an elective credit for other graduation plans. It is not eligible for dual credit. Students may earn ó credit for one semester.

Prerequisites: Three math credits prior to enrollment

Financial Mathematics (FINMATH)

Course #: 08939 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 13018000 Grades: 10-12

This course is about personal money management. Students will apply critical-thinking to analyze personal financial decisions based on current and projected economic factors including career and postsecondary education planning. Topics include employment earnings, taxation, credit, housing, transportation, investments, and insurance.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Algebraic Reasoning (ALGREA)

Course #: 05367 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03102540 Grades: 10-12

This course will build upon the knowledge and skills for math from Kindergarten through Algebra 1 in order to develop a deeper understanding of algebraic reasoning. Topics include functions, relationships, patterns, numeric reasoning and data to increase workforce and college readiness.

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Independent Study in Math

Independent Study in Math I (INSTUMTH)

Course #: 05355 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03102500 Grades: 9-12

Independent Study in Math II (INSTMTH2)

Course #: 05356 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03102501 Grades: 11-12

Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II

Core Academics

Physical Education

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits (TBD)

Course #: TBD Credits: 1

PEIMS #: TBD Grades: 9-12

This course is new in the 2022-2023 school year. The Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits course offers current approaches for the foundation of personal fitness, physical literacy, lifetime wellness, and healthy living. Students in Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits will apply the knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery of the concepts needed to achieve lifetime wellness. Students will participate in a variety of physical activities for attaining personal fitness and lifetime wellness.

Prerequisites: None

Skill-Based Lifetime Activities (TBD)

Course #: TBD Credits: 1

PEIMS #: TBD Grades: 9-12

This course is new in the 2022-2023 school year. The Skill-Based Lifetime Activities course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in basic sport skills, basic sport knowledge, and health and fitness principles. Students experience opportunities that promote physical literacy and lifetime wellness. Students in Skill-Based Lifetime Activities participate in a minimum of one lifelong activity from each of five categories during the course.

Prerequisites: None

Lifetime Recreation and Outdoor Pursuits (TBD)

Course #: TBD Credits: 1

PEIMS #: TBD Grades: 9-12

This course is new in the 2022-2023 school year. The Lifetime Recreation and Outdoor Pursuits course provides opportunities for students to develop competency in five or more lifelong recreational and outdoor pursuits for enjoyment and challenge. Students in Lifetime Recreation and Outdoor Pursuits participate in activities that promote physical literacy, respect for and connection to nature and the environment, and opportunities for enjoyment for a lifetime. Students will experience opportunities that enhance self-worth and support community engagement.

Prerequisites: None

PE Substitution - Cheerleading

PE Substitution – Cheerleading (SUBCHLDG) (first

time taken)

Course #: 04972 Credits: 1

PEIMS: PES00013 Grades: 9-12

Cheerleading (CHEERLEADI) (each year thereafter)

Course #: 04973 local credit only

PEIMS: 84200013 Grades: 10-12

Prerequisites: None

PE Substitution - Drill Team

PE Substitution – Drill Team (SUBDT) (first time taken)

Course #: 04974 Credits: 1

PEIMS: PES00014 Grades: 9-12

Drill Team (DRILL TEAM) (each year thereafter)

Course #: 04975 local credit only

PEIMS: 84200014 Grades: 10-12

Prerequisites: None

Dance

Dance I (DANCE 1)

Course #: 02066 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830100 Grades: 9-12

Dance II (DANCE 2)

Course #: 02366 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830200 Grades: 10-12

Dance III (DANCE 3)

Course #: 02266 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830300 Grades: 11-12

Dance IV (DANCE 4)

Course #: 02166 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03830400 Grades: 12

Dance may earn either Fine Arts or PE credit, but not both simultaneously. Fine Arts credit is available only to courses taught by an SBEC certified Dance instructor. Dance  students develop perceptual thinking, movement principles and technical skills as they explore choreographic and performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively, efficiently, and safely while recognizing dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society.

Prerequisites: Director approval

PE Substitution - Athletics (SUBATHL1)
PE Substitution – Athletics (SUBATHL1)

Sport Year 1

PEIMS #:

PES00000

Year 2

PEIMS #:

PES00001

Year 3

PEIMS #:

PES00002

Year 4

PEIMS #:

PES00003

Baseball 04920 04921 04922 04923
Basketball 04924 04925 04926 04927
Cross Country 04980 04981 04982 04983
Football 04928 04929 04930 04931
Golf 04932 04933 04934 04935
Gymnastics 04936 04937 04938 04939
Powerlifting 04944 04945 04946 04947
Soccer 04948 04949 04950 04951
Softball 04952 04953 04954 04955
Swimming 04956 04957 04958 04959
Tennis 04960 04961 04962 04963
Track 04964 04965 04966 04967
Volleyball 04968 04969 04970 04971

Prerequisites: Tryout and teacher approval

Core Academics

Science

Biology (BIO)

Course #: 06121 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03010200 Grades: 9-10

In Biology, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problemsolving. Students in biology study a variety of topics that include the following: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment. Preparation forEnd of Course testing will be included.

Prerequisites: None

Biology Honors (BIO HONORS)

Course #: 06201 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03010200 Grades: 9-10

In Biology Honors, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students will design and conduct biological scientific experiments. Students in biology study a variety of topics that include the following: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment. Students will be expected to perform on an advanced level in preparation for further upper-level science courses. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included.

Prerequisites: None

AP Biology (AP-BIO)

Course #: 06373 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3010200 Grades: 11-12 (Grade 10 with teacher recommendation)

The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. The course will include those topics regularly covered in a college biology course, and differs from standard high school biology with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work done by students, and the time and effort required of students. The course aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. In essence, students will learn to think like scientists, including designing and conducting experiments, statistical analysis of data, drawing conclusions based on data analysis, and error analysis. Content requirements for AP Biology are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Biology, published by the College Board. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry and Physics recommended (may be taken concurrently).

Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC)

Course #: 06327 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03060201 Grade: 9-10

In Integrated Physics and Chemistry, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using criticalthinking and scientific problem-solving. This course integrates the disciplines of physics and chemistry in the following topics: motion, waves, energy transformations, properties of matter, changes in matter, and solution chemistry.

Prerequisites: Biology recommended

Chemistry (CHEM)

Course #: 06263 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03040000 Grades: 10-12

In Chemistry, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students study a variety of topics that include the following: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases; bonding; nuclear fusion and nuclear fission; oxidation-reduction reactions; chemical equations; solutes; properties of solutions; acids and bases; molar relationships; and chemical reactions. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our dailylives.

Prerequisites: Algebra I; Biology recommended. Completion or concurrent enrollment in a second year of math recommended. (If IPC is taken it must be completed before enrolling in chemistry or physics.)

Chemistry Honors (CHEM HONORS)

Course #: 06203 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03040000 Grades: 10-12 (Grade 9 with teacher recommendation)

In Chemistry Honors, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students study a variety of topics that include the following: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases; bonding; nuclear fusion and nuclear fission; oxidation-reduction reactions; chemical equations; solutes; properties of solutions; acids and bases; molar relationships; and chemical reactions. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives. Students will be expected to perform on an advanced level in preparation for further upper-level science courses.

Prerequisites: Algebra I; Biology recommended. Completion or concurrent enrollment in a second year of math recommended (If IPC is taken it must be completed before enrolling in chemistry or physics.)

AP Chemistry (AP-CHEM)

Course #: 06473 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3040000 Grades: 11-12 (10th grade with teacher recommendation)

The Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the General Chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. For some students, this course enables them to undertake, as college freshmen, second-year work in the chemistry sequence, or to register in courses in other fields where general chemistry is a prerequisite. For other students, the AP Chemistry course fulfills the laboratory science requirement and frees time for other courses. This course differs from high school Chemistry I with respect to the kind of textbook used, the topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculation and the mathematical formulation of principles, and the kind of laboratory work done by students. Quantitative differences appear in the number of topics treated, the time spent on the course by students, and the nature and the variety of experiments done in the laboratory. Content requirements for AP Chemistry are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Chemistry, published by the College Board. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Algebra II and Biology; Chemistry or Physics recommended (may be taken concurrently).

Physics (PHYSICS)

Course #: 06371 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03050000 Grades: 11-12

In Physics, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problemsolving. Students study a variety of topics that include the following: laws of motion, changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; force; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and quantum physics. This course provides students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, analytical, and scientific skills.

Prerequisites: Algebra I and Biology recommended. (IPC is not a prerequisite. If IPC is taken it must be completed before enrolling in chemistry or physics.)

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based (APPHYS1)

Course #: 06427 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3050003 Grade: 11-12

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based is the equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. The focus is on a series of learning objectives that clarify the knowledge and skills students should demonstrate to qualify for college credit and placement. Please check the college you plan to attend for the acceptance of this course in your major field of study. Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) Physics are prescribed by the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics 1, published by the College Board. Students are expected totake the AP Exam.

Prerequisites: Recommended Physics, Algebra 1, Algebra II, and Geometry

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based (APPHYS2)

Course #: 06429 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3050004 Grade: 11-12

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based is the equivalent to a secondsemester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity and magnetism; optics; and atomic and nuclear physics. The focus is on a series of learning objectives that clarify the knowledge and skills students should demonstrate to qualify for college credit and placement. Please check the college you plan to attend for the acceptance of this course in your major field of study. Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) Physics are prescribed by the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics 2, published by the College Board. Students are expected to take the AP Exam.

Prerequisites: Algebra II, completion of Biology, Chemistry, AP Physics I, and concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus or Calculus is strongly recommended.

Anatomy and Physiology* (ANATPHYS)

Course #: 08847 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 13020600 Grades: 11-12

This course introduces a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students conduct laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Note: This course can count as the fourth year of science for graduation requirements for students entering 9th grade in 2007-2008.

Prerequisites: Biology and a second science credit required; a course from the Health Science career cluster recommended

Forensic Science* (FORENSCI)

Course #: 06431 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 13029500 Grades: 11-12

Forensic Science is a course that introduces students to the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal cases as they are performed in a typical crime laboratory. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprints, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, and cartridge cases. Students will also learn the history and the legal aspects as they relate to each discipline of forensic science

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry. Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: any Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security career cluster course

Environmental Systems (ENVIRSYS)

Course #: 06233 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03020000 Grades: 11-12

In Environmental Systems, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students study a variety of topics that include the following: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats; ecosystems and biomes; interrelationships among resources and an environmental system; sources and flow of energy through an environmental system; relationships between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems; and changes in environments.

Prerequisites: Biology and a physical science recommended

AP Environmental Science (AP-ENVIR)

Course #: 06309 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3020000 Grades: 11-12

In AP Environmental Science students will study scientific principles that help them understand the relationships of the natural world. Students will identify environmental problems both natural and man-made and examine solutions for resolving these problems. Topics that will be covered include the following: flow of energy, nutrient cycles, earth dynamics, atmospheric pollution, biomes, population studies, renewable/nonrenewable resources, water and soil quality, evaluation, and human impact on environmental issues. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: Algebra II and Biology; Chemistry and Physics recommended (may be taken concurrently).

Astronomy (ASTRMY)

Course #: 06379 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03060100 Grades: 11-12

In Astronomy, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students study the following topics: astronomy in civilization, patterns and objects in the sky, our place in space, the moons, the reason for the seasons, planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and space exploration. Students who complete Astronomy will acquire knowledge within a conceptual framework, conduct observations of the sky, work collaboratively, and develop critical-thinking skills.

Prerequisites: Recommended one unit of high school science

Core Academics

Social Studies

World Geography Studies (W GEO)

Course #: 07261 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03320100 Grades: 9-12

Students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial perspective of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present. A significant portion of the course centers on the physical environment; cultural patterns; the distribution and movement of world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: None

World Geography Studies Honors (W GEO HONORS)

Course #: 07210 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03320100 Grades: 9-12

Students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present. The course will focus on the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment, and the social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions. Students compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions. This course is the introductory course to the high school social studies AP Program. The course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: None

World History Studies (W HIST)

Course #: 07241 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03340400 Grades: 10-12

The major emphasis in this course is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world. This course cannot be entered at mid-term.

Prerequisites: World Geography recommended

AP World History (APWHIST)

Course #: 07203 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3370100 Grades: 10-12

The purpose of AP World History is to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. Focused primarily on the past ten-thousand years of the global experience, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with the consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study. Preparation for the College Board AP Exam is emphasized. This course may be substituted for World History Studies. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: World Geography or World Geography Honors

recommended

AP Human Geography (APHUMGEO)

Course #: 07301 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3360100 Grades: 10-12

This course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Preparation for the College Board AP Exam is emphasized. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. This course may be used as a substitute for World Geography. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: World Geography Honors recommended

United States History Studies Since 1877 (US HIST)

Course #: 07111 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03340100 Grades: 10-12

Students study the history of the United States since Reconstruction to the present. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, and reform movements including civil rights. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Preparation for the College Board AP Exam is emphasized. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included.

Prerequisites: World History, World Geography recommended

AP United States History (APUSHIST)

Course #: 07401 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3340100 Grades: 10-12

Advanced Placement 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 American history. This course, designed as a college-level course, prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. In this course students will learn to assess historical materials, their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. Preparation for the College Board AP Exam is emphasized. This course may be substituted for U.S. History Since Reconstruction. This course cannot be entered at mid-term. Preparation for End of Course testing will be included and students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: AP World History and World Geography Honors recommended

United States Government (GOVT)

Course #: 07331 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03330100 Grades: 11-12

The focus of this course is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded on the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. Students learn major political ideas and forms of government in history. A significant focus of the course is on the U.S. Constitution, its underlying principles and ideas, and the form of government it created.

Prerequisites: United States History recommended

AP United States Government and Politics (APUSGOVT)

Course #: 07403 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: A3330100 Grade: 12

Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics is designed for qualified students who wish to complete studies in high school equivalent to a one-semester college introductory course. It will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics. The student will become familiar with the Constitutional underpinnings of United States Government; political beliefs and behaviors; political parties and interest groups; the institutions and policy processes of national government; civil rights and civil liberties. Students will acquire the skills of analyzing data and writing and presenting written and oral arguments which will prepare them for the demands of beginning and intermediate college courses. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: World Geography Honors, AP World History, AP US History recommended

Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and its Benefits (ECO-FE)

Course #: 07361 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03310300 Grades:11-12

The focus in this course is on the basic principles concerning production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services in the United States and a comparison with those in other countries around the world. Students examine the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses. Students analyze the interaction of supply, demand, and price, and study the role of financial institutions in a free enterprise system.

Prerequisites: None

AP Macroeconomics (APMACECO)

Course #: 07304 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: A3310200 Grades: 11-12

This course prepares students to take the College Board Macroeconomics AP Exam. This course is designed to give students a thorough knowledge and understanding of economic principles that apply to the economy as a whole. The course stresses the study of national income and price determination, economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. Students are expected to take the AP examination.

Prerequisites: World Geography Honors, AP World History, AP US History recommended

AP United States Government and Politics (.5)(APUSGOVT) and AP Macroeconomics (.5) (APMACECO)

Course #:07425 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 84400101 Grades: 12

Please see AP United States Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics course descriptions. This course is taught in a blended format covering for AP Government and AP Macroeconomics throughout the entire year in preparation for the AP exams in Government and Economics. Note: Course credit for Government and/or Economics will not be issued until the end of the spring semester. Special consideration should be given if a student is considering a move outside of the district to instead take our course offerings that are not blended. Counselor will advise.

Prerequisites: World Geography Honors, AP World History, AP US History recommended

AP European History (APEUHIST)

Course #: 07405 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: A3340200 Grades: 11-12

AP European History is a college-level course covering the political, economic, religious, and cultural history of Europe since the Renaissance. Preparation for the College Board AP Exam is emphasized. This course cannot be entered at midterm. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: AP World History, World Geography Honors, AP United States History recommended

Sociology (SOC)

Course #: 07391 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03370100 Grades: 11-12

Students study dynamics and models of individual and group relationships; topics such as the history and systems of sociology, cultural and social norms, social institutions, and mass communication.

Prerequisites: None

Psychology (PSYCH)

Course #: 07281 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03350100 Grades: 11-12

Students consider the development of the individual and the personality. The study of psychology is based on an historical framework and relies on effective collection and analysis of data. Students study topics such as theories of human development, personality, motivation, and learning.

Prerequisites: None

Personal Financial Literacy (PFL)

Course #: 07265 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03380082 Grades: 11-12

Personal Financial Literacy will develop citizens who have the knowledge and skills to make sound, informed financial decisions that will allow them to lead financially secure lifestyles and understand personal financial responsibility.

Prerequisites: None

Psychology Honors (.5) (PSYCHHONORS) and AP Psychology (.5) (APPSYCH)

Course #: 07284/07283 Credits:1

PEIMS #: 03350100/A3350100 Grades: 11-12

The Psychology Honors and AP Psychology courses introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Honors Psychology is offered 1st semester and must be completed to enter AP Psychology which is offered 2nd semester. (Course only available at CHS and receives ó credit for Psychology Honors and ó for AP Psychology)

Prerequisites: None

Social Studies Advanced Studies – 20th Century Americans (SSADV1-20thCENT)

Course #:07385 Credits: 1

PEIMS #:03380001 Grades: 10-12

This two-semester course will examine the lives of Americans who have helped to shape the culture of the U.S., this nation’s history and the lives of students. The course is intended to aid students who will enroll in U.S. History or have an interest in the topic. The course will include the names and events listed in English 2 and U.S. History TEKS that parallel the course curriculum. SAT/ACT vocabulary words will be embedded into the lessons. This course is open to all high school students and will be hosted by the campus with the most students selecting the course.

Prerequisites: None

Social Studies Advanced Studies – Holocaust and Genocide Studies (SSADV1-HOLGEN)

Course #:07387 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03380001 Grades: 10-12

The Holocaust and Genocide Studies course is designed to allow students an in-depth exploration of topics that typically generate high interest. Students will learn lessons on human behavior, citizen responsibility and accountability, the roots of prejudice, and the dangers of apathy and abuse of power. This course is open to all high school students and will be hosted by the campus with the most students selecting the course.

Prerequisites: None

Social Studies Advanced Studies – Women’s History (SPTSS3)

Course #:07595 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03380032 Grades: 10-12

This course will help you understand the stories of women in several periods of American history. Students will build understanding of women’s roles in several periods in American history, including political and economic history (the major events of the day) and social history (how people lived their lives on a day-to-day basis). This course is open to all high school students and will be hosted by the campus with the most students selecting the course.

Prerequisites: None

Social Studies Advanced Studies – African American History Since Reconstruction (SPTSS2)

Course #:07495 Credits: ó

PEIMS #: 03380022 Grades: 10-12

The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath’ and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcom X. This course is open to all high school students and will be hosted by the campus with the most students selecting the course.

Prerequisites: None

Core Academics

Specialty Programs & Classes

Reserve Officers Training Corps I (SUBJ1)/(ROTC1)

Course #: 04910 (PE credit) Credits: 1

Course #: 09161 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: PES00004 (PE credit) Grades: 9-12

PEIMS #: 03160100 Grades: 9-12

AFJROTC I consists of: (1) Leadership Education which introduces cadets to the AFJROTC mission, objectives, dress and appearance, drill and ceremony, discipline, respect, values, and ethics. (2) Aerospace Science which explores the development of flight throughout the centuries. (3) Wellness which focuses on physical fitness through exercise and team building. This course satisfies the state Physical Education credit requirement if the student has not already satisfied this credit.

Prerequisites: None

Reserve Officers Training Corps II (ROTC 2)

Course #: 09263 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03160200 Grades: 9-12

AFJROTC II consists of: (1) Leadership Education which stresses communication skills, personal awareness, and group/team dynamics. (2) Aerospace Science offers either Science of Flight, which focuses on how airplanes fly, weather, how flight affects the human body, and flight and land navigation or An Introduction to Global Awareness which delves into the history, religion, languages, economics, social issues, environmental concerns and human rights of countries around the globe. (3) Wellness focuses on physical fitness through exercise and team building.

Prerequisites: None

Reserve Officers Training Corps III (ROTC 3)

Course #: 09265 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03160300 Grades: 9-12

AFJROTC III consists of: (1) Leadership Education which helps students plan for life after high school – college, finding a job, and financial planning are a few of the topics covered. (2) Aerospace Science studies the space environment, manned space flight and exploration, and the latest advances in space technology (3) Wellness focuses on physical fitness through exercise and team building.

Prerequisites: None

Reserve Officers Training Corps IV (ROTC 4)

Course #: 09367 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: 03160400 Grade 12

AFJROTC consists of: (1) Leadership Education which provides exposure to fundamentals of leadership and management. (2) Aerospace Science which explores Policy and Organization pertaining to the military services and the United States National Security Strategy. (3) Wellness focuses on physical fitness through exercise and team building. Senior cadets are responsible for the leadership and operation of the Corps.

Prerequisites: Senior or graduating junior; ROTC I, II, or III or interview.

AP Seminar (APSMNR)

Course #: 01407 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1130026 Grades: 11

AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments. This course expires in 2024-2025.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of prior Honors or AP coursework. Concurrent enrollment in AP Language and Composition recommended.

AP Research (APRES)

Course #: 01409 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1100014 Grades: 12

AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense. This course expires in 2024-2025.

Prerequisites: AP Seminar

Strategic Learning for High School Mathematics (STLNHSM)

Course #: 05409 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1100300 Grades: 9-12

This course is intended to create strategic mathematical learners from underprepared mathematics students. The basic understandings will stimulate students to think about their approach to mathematical learning. These basic understandings will include identifying errors in the teaching and learning process, input errors, physiological concerns, and key cognitive skills. The essential knowledge and skills will foster a deeper understanding of the task of learning mathematical concepts. Use of personal data and statistical analysis will establish relevance and aid in creation of individualized learning plans (ILPs). This course expires in 2025-2026.

Prerequisites: None

Countdown to College (SAT PREP)

Course #: 09486 Local Credit

PEIMS #: 85000104 Grades: 10-12

This course is designed for serious college-bound students who will take the PSAT in their junior year or SAT/ACT in their senior year. The purpose of the course is to increase the test scores of college-bound students and increase the opportunities for participants to receive academic college scholarships. 

Prerequisites: Recommended for college bound students

Parenting Education I (PAED1)

Course #: 08898 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1302536 Grades: 9-12

This course is designed to address the special needs and interests of students who are parents or expectant parents. Special emphasis is placed on prenatal care and development, postnatal care, infant care, child development, and parenting skills. Other units of study address personal development, responsible parenthood and adult roles, family problems and crises, conflict resolution, family health issues, nutrition, safety, management, and employability skills. Students develop the knowledge and skills to the multiple roles of student, parent, family member, and provider. Open to male and female students who are parents and to students who are pregnant. This course expires in 2023-2024.

Prerequisites: None

Parenting Education II (PAED2)

Course #: 08899 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1302537 Grades: 10-12

Parenting Education II is designed to build on education and experiences from Parenting Education I. This course provides more in-depth knowledge of parenting and child development including implications of expectations of children, child abuse, disabilities, and issues impacting young families such as employment, postsecondary education, transportation, childcare, housing, and personal responsibility. Students develop the knowledge and skills to manage the multiple roles of being a student, parent, family member, and provider. Open to male and female students who are parents and to students who are pregnant. This course expires in 2023-2024.

Recommended Prerequisites: Parenting Education I.

Peer Assistance and Leadership

Peer Assistance and Leadership 1 (PAAL1)

Course #: 09364 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1290005 Grades: 11-12

Peer Assistance and Leadership 2 (PAAL2)

Course #: 09464 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1290006 Grades: 11-12

The Peer Assistance and Leadership program is a peer helping program in which selected high school students in grades 11 and 12 are trained to work as peer helpers with other students either on their own campus or from feeder middle schools or elementary schools. Participants will be trained in a variety of helping skills which will enable them to assist other students in having a more positive and productive school experience. PALS also perform service projects at various local non-profit agencies. The program is approved by the Texas Education Agency as an elective course for credit (1 unit) toward graduation. Students must submit an application and be interviewed before being selected for this course. This course requires a one year commitment and cannot be entered at mid-term. This course also requires a minimum of 3 Saturdays for volunteer work. AHS and CHS PALS partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters in working with elementary students. These courses expire in 2024-2025.

Prerequisites: Application and interview

Intro to Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (INTSPA)

Course #: 08984 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1302100 Grades: 10-12

The Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to the professions that specialize in communication disorders: Speech-language pathology, audiology, hearing, and speech and language science; the scope of practice as determined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for these professions; multicultural service delivery for individuals with communication disorders; certification; code of ethics; practice settings; employment opportunities; and the use of technology inmanagement and treatment of communication disorders. This course expires in 2023-2024.

Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science and Anatomy and Physiology recommended

Speech and Language Development (SLDEV)

Course #: 08986 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1302098 Grades: 11-12

The Speech and Language Development course provides for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to the speech and language acquisition and growth of developing children. A clear understanding of healthy speech development as well as the speech, language, and communication developmental milestones is a prerequisite for studying communication disorders. To pursue a career in communication sciences and disorders, students should learn the biological, neurological, psychological, developmental, and cultural bases of human communication and the building blocks for learning to listen, speak, read, and write using language to understand and express meaning. This course expires in 2023-2024.

Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science, Anatomy andPhysiology, Intro to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology recommended

Robotics I (ROBOTIC1)

Course #:08983 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 13037000 Grades: 9-10

In this course, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment through implementation of the design process. Students will build prototypes or use simulation software to test their designs. Additionally students will explore career opportunities, employer expectations, and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.

Prerequisites: Principles of Applied Engineering Recommended

Robotics II (ROBOTIC2)

Course #:08942 Credits: 1

PEIMS: 13037050 Grades: 10-12

In this course, students will explore artificial intelligence and programming in the robotic and automation industry. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students will build prototypes and use software to test their designs.

Prerequisites: Robotics I

Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight (PRINUAV)

Course #:08943 Credits: 1

PEIMS: N1304670 Grades: 10-12

The Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or continuing education in piloting UAV operations. Principles of UAV is designed to instruct students in UAV flight navigation, industry laws and regulations, and safety regulations. Students are also exposed to mission planning procedures, environmental factors, and human factors involved in the UAV industry. This course expires in 2026-2027.

Prerequisites: Principles of Transportation Systems recommended

Navigating Life with Hearing Loss (NAVLOSS)

Course #: 09701 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1290330 Grade: 9-12

This course provides the necessary information, resources, and opportunities that will empower students who are deaf or hard of hearing to effectively apply information and skills learned in educational, home, and community settings in order to facilitate achievement in secondary and postsecondary environments. The course is open to hearing students who are taking ASL and are interested in working in fields related to deafness. This course expires in 2021-2022.

Prerequisites: None

Methodology of Academic and Personal Success (MAPS1)

Course #: 09725 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1130021 Grades: 9-10

The course focuses on the skills and strategies necessary for students to make a successful transition into high school and an academic career. Students will explore the options available in high school, higher education, and the professional world in order to establish both immediate and long-range personal goals. After identifying their individual learning styles and abilities, students will build on these abilities by developing critical time-management, organization and study skills. The course focuses on self-understanding, decision-making, resiliency, attitude, character education, and leadership to help students maximize personal achievement. Students will develop the specific strategies necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. The course emphasizes proactive problem-solving, self-determination, and independent thinking and learning skills. In addition, students will explore and experience collaboration as a tool for creative problem solving. As part of goal setting and leadership activities, students may complete an outside community service learning experience in addition to class assignments.

This course expires in 2021-2022.

Prerequisites: None

Community Transportation (COMTRNS)

Course #: 16105 Credits: .5

PEIMS: N1304660 Grades: 9-12

This course introduces knowledge and skills to empower students to research and access public transportation options in their respective communities. Areas to be addressed include pedestrian and rider safety, navigating public transportation systems, use of technology, and general social skills, including self-advocacy, self-assertiveness, and transportation etiquette. This course provides necessary transportation information, resources, and opportunities that will benefit students in secondary and postsecondary environments as they follow their chosen education or career path. This course expires in 2021-2022.

Prerequisites: ARD committee decision. This course satisfies high school elective graduation requirement.

College Transition (CLGTRN)

Course #: 09727 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1290050 Grades: 9-12

College Transition is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be active and successful learners, both in high school and in college. Students examine numerous research-based learning strategies that are proven to lead to academic success such as goal setting, effective time management, handling stress, note taking, active reading, test-taking strategies, and conducting research. In the College Transition course, students will research financial scholarships and grant opportunities, complete applications, and explore technical schools, colleges, and universities. This course expires in 2021-2022.

Prerequisites: None

Making Connections

Making Connections I (MAKECON1)

Course #: 16101 Credits: .5

PEIMS: N1290332 Grades: 9-12

Making Connections II (MAKECON2)

Course #: 16102 Credits: .5

PEIMS: N1290333 Grades: 10-12

Making Connections III (MAKECON3)

Course #: 16103 Credits: .5

PEIMS: N1290334 Grades: 11-12

Making Connections IV (MAKECON4)

Course #: 16104 Credits: .5

PEIMS: N1290335 Grades: 12

The Making Connections course sequence serves students who have an autism spectrum disorder or a related disorder which causes them to have difficulty with social skills. This course assists the students in developing an understanding of autism and other related disorders. These courses expire in 2021-2022.

Prerequisites: ARD committee decision. These courses satisfy high school elective graduation requirements

General Employability Skills (GEMPLS)

Course #: 09726 Credits: 1

PEIMS #: N1270153 Grades: 9-12

This course provides students with knowledge of the prerequisite skills for general employment as well as the means of obtaining those skills. Employability skills include fundamentals of Maintenance of personal appearance and grooming. The course also includes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that allow employees to get along with their co-workers, make important work-related decisions, and become strong members of the work team. Discovering job possibilities that link skills, abilities, interests, values, needs, and work environment preferences is a part of the process of obtaining employability skills and abilities and is experiential learning that takes place over time. This course expires in a year TBD.

Prerequisites: None