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Course Catalog

March 09, 2018

 

 

Mount Vernon Enola High School

Course Catalog

 

 

 

 

Mount Vernon Enola High School Mission

Mount Vernon Enola High School is committed to equip and empower students with the knowledge and skills to achieve their maximum potential.

 

 

Our vision at Mount Vernon Enola High School is for every graduate to:

 

  • Value lifelong learning
  • Believe in hard work, setting goals, and that they are capable of working to achieve them
  • Be productive members of society

 

 

 

 

Academic Information

Graduation Requirements

A total of twenty-four (24) credits will be required for high school graduation.  A unit of credit shall be defined as credit given for a course meeting the equivalent time in minutes of a regular school period. 

The following twenty-four (24) credits shall be required of all students graduating:

  • English-four (4) credits
  • Math-four (4) credits
  • Science-three (3) credits(Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Social Studies-three (3) (Civics/Economics, World History, and U.S. History)
  • Physical Education-½ credit
  • Health-½ credit
  • Fine Arts-½ credit(Art, Choir, or Band)
  • Computer Business Applications-one (1) credit
  • Oral Communication-½ credit
  • Electives/Career Focus-seven (7)
  • One (1) credit must be through digital learning
  • Beginning with the freshman class of 2017-18, it is required to complete a course that includes specific personal finance standards in either grade 10, 11, or 12
  • Beginning in the 2018-19 school year,  students will be required to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test in order to receive a high school diploma

Honor Graduates

All graduating seniors having a 3.6 or better grade-point average through the first 9 weeks grading period of semester II of their senior year, and take a minimum of two (2) AP courses shall be designated as Honor Graduates.  Graduating seniors with a 4.0 or more GPA will be designated as Highest Honors. 

Academic Challenge Scholarship Program:

The Academic Challenge Program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing a higher education. Funded in large part by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Academic Challenge Scholarship is available to students regardless of their academic status, whether just graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, enrolling in college for the first time, or re-enrolling after a period of time out of college.

Requirements:

19 on the ACT or ACT equivalent score, FAFSA Required.

 

 

 

Grading System

The school will distribute a report card to each student at the end of each nine (9) week grading period, specifying percentages in each subject are.  Progress will be noted as follows:

  • A       100-90
  • B       89-80
  • C       79-70
  • D       69-60
  • F       59-Below Failure

 

Advanced Placement

Act 102 of 2003 states that Advanced Placement quality point will be eligible to students after completion of both the course AND the AP exam.  The same act advises the cost of the exam will be at the expense of the district/ADE. 

          AP Grading Scale

  • A=5 points
  • B=4 points
  • C=3 points
  • D=2 points
  • F=0 points

 

Concurrent Credit

Concurrent credit means a student can earn high school credit and college credit at the same time.  Mount Vernon Enola High School, in collaboration with local colleges,  allows students to participate in concurrent credit programs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

English Department

 

English 7

Grade: 7

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit: 1

 At the seventh grade level, students will focus on speaking and listening, reading for all purposes, writing and composition, and research and reasoning. Students will be analyzing literary components, examining text structures, developing vocabulary knowledge through context, and organizing and structuring writing for intended audiences and purposes.

 

English 8

Grade: 8

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit: 1

 At the eighth grade level, students focus on reading and writing experiences that are developmentally appropriate:  comprehension that focuses on text features and structures, distinguishing fact from opinion, identifying themes in texts, and figurative language.  Writing emphasizes ordering, comparing and contrasting, basic skills in analytical evaluation and assessment of writing, and editing skills that are specific and clearly delineated.  The research or inquiry skills identified focus on gathering information to address a chosen topic and beginning to form results of inquiry

 

 

 

 

 

English 9

Grade: 9

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit: 1

 As set forth in the State Core Curriculum, ninth grade English applies strategies for writing instruction as well as appreciation and understanding of literary, informational and functional texts. Students will implement these strategies through journals, Socratic seminars, vocabulary study, expository essays, grammar as a companion to writing, business and/or personal letters, and/or student presentations. Students will analyze short stories, poetry, prose, and mythology.

 

English 10

Grade: 10

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit: 1

 This course allows students to improve reading skills by reading all types of literature from around the world: short stories, novels, drama, poetry, and nonfiction.  Besides reading, students will develop and reinforce their skills in expository and argumentative writing.  Vocabulary and grammar will be addressed daily.  Homework assignments in both reading and writing should be expected regularly.  Attention will also focus on preparation for required standardized tests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Pre-AP 10

Grade: 10

Level: Pre-Advanced Placement

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: English 9 and department recommendation

 Like the Advanced Placement courses, Pre-AP is recommended for college-bound students who are above average aptitude and/or motivation. As preparation for the demanding work in the Advanced Placement, this course will focus on the development of skills in writing, reading, and analyzing complicated literary texts from a wide variety of literature from around the world.  Students will be required to write numerous essays including a formal research paper. The development of vocabulary and grammar skills will be explored daily. Because the pace of this course is accelerated, successful students must have a commitment to personal achievement, academic independence, and self-motivation. This course offers the most extensive preparation for college work and will prepare students for enrollment the next year in the advanced placement level course.

 

English 11

Grade:  11

Length of course:  36 weeks/2 semesters

Prerequisites: English 10

This course provides a survey of American literature and its authors, starting from its beginnings and continuing through the 20th century.  Writing skills, which will be developed and reinforced during this course, will center around literary analysis. Grammar will be addressed through student writings in the class.

                                         

 

AP English Literature & Composition 12/World Literature Concurrent Credit

Grade:  12

Level:  Advanced Placement

Length of course:  36 weeks/2 semesters

Prerequisites: AP English Language 11 & Composition or level change approval

 This course is a college-level world literature class taught in a high school setting to students of above average aptitude and/or motivation.  The focus of the course is on the critical analysis of world literature from the the earliest days to the present, including a cursory survey of British literature. Students compose numerous analytical, reflective, narrative, and persuasive writings over college level works throughout the semester. Consideration of grammar, syntax, usage, and style is included in the grading of all writing assignments. Students receive a weighted grade and are required to take the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition during their senior year.

College credit for this course is offered through ASU Beebe. Must score a 19 or better on Reading section of ACT

 

Senior English/Transitional English 12

Grade:  12

Length of course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

 The SREB Readiness Course titled Literacy Ready is an innovative, dynamic course built to help students master the literacy skills needed for three core subject areas —English, social science and science. Literacy Ready consists of six units: two in history, two in English, and two in science. Content of the discipline is at the forefront of the curriculum: while the disciplinary literacy skills are emphasized through reading and writing assignments based on the content. The Lessons, Activities and Assignments conform to the framework prescribed by the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC). Units are focused on truly understanding how to read and interpret texts in the discipline on a college level. They are designed to be used as stepping stones, with the first module in each subject less rigorous and demanding than the last.

 

 

Yearbook

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Prerequisites:  Application and a teacher recommendation; previous computer classes and Photoshop experience preferred

 

 Critical Reading I

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of course:  36 weeks/2 semesters

 

Critical Reading is a two-semester course designed to accelerate reading growth by strengthening comprehension outcomes in high school grades.  In a context of meaningful content, on-going assessment, and focused explicit instruction, students will evaluate fiction and nonfiction texts and multicultural literature of diverse formats and genres.  In addition, students will engage in differentiated learning activities tied to a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts with increasing complexity.  Students will also demonstrate literacy competence through purposeful application of knowledge and skills through this course, based on individual and collective literacy goals.

 

 Strategic Reading

Grades:  7, 8

Length of course:  36 weeks/2 semesters

 

Strategic Reading is a two-semester course designed to dramatically accelerate reading growth by strengthening comprehension outcomes in mid level grades.  In a context of meaningful content, on-going assessment, and focused explicit instruction students will synthesize literary and informational texts and multicultural literature of diverse formats and genres.  Students will also demonstrate literacy competence through purposeful application of knowledge and skills through this course, based on individual and collective literacy goals. 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Department

 

7th Grade Math

Grade: 7

Length of Course: 1 year

Credit: None - Foundation

This course focuses on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers (applying and extending previous understandings of operations with fractions) and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

 

8th  Grade Math

Grade: 8

Length of Course: 1 year

Credit: None - Foundation

This course focuses on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling (or graphing) an association in bivariate (2-variable) data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

 

 

 

 

 

Quantitative Literacy

Grade:  11, 12

Length of Course:  36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:  Algebra I

This course builds on Algebra I to explore mathematical topics and relationships.  Emphasis will be placed on applying modeling as the process of choosing and using appropriate mathematics and statistics to analyze, to better understand, and to improve mathematical understanding in real world situations.  Students will represent and process their reasoning and conclusions numerically, graphically, symbolically, and verbally.  Quantitative Literacy will help students develop conceptual understanding by supporting them in making connections between concepts and applying previously learned material to new contexts.  Students will be expected to use technology including graphing calculators, computers, or data gathering tools throughout the course. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP English Language & Composition 11/Freshman Composition Concurrent Credit

Grade:  11

Level: Advanced Placement

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Prerequisites: Pre-AP English 10 or level change approval

This course is a college-level study of language and the art of writing taught in a high school setting to students of above average aptitude and/or motivation.  The focus of the course is analyzing the works of a wide range of American and British writers of both fiction and nonfiction for diction, detail, point of view, organization, syntax, and other matters of form and language usage.  Freshman Composition provides instruction and practice of form, structure, and style in expository writing, an introduction to argumentation, and an introduction to MLA style.  Students will write in various rhetorical modes and various environments (in and out of class). Students will also learn writing as a process (prewriting, drafting, revision, editing). Grammar is an important element of quality writing, but Freshman English I is not primarily a grammar course. It is an essay writing course. Instruction of grammar should be done within the context of its role in quality essay writing. Bottom Line: This is the course where students must learn the writing skills necessary to excel in future coursework and in their future careers. Students must learn to form and structure essays that are focused, well supported, coherent, and logical. A passing grade in this course signifies to the world that the student has demonstrated sufficient mastery of essay writing to succeed both in future schooling and in the professional world. A research paper is a requirement of this course, as is an extended persuasive paper.   All students must submit work that reflects an honest effort to complete the assignments and that avoids plagiarism in order for any student to pass the course. Students receive a weighted grade and are required to take the advanced placement language and composition exam.

College credit is offered for this course through ASU Beebe. Must score a 19 or better on Reading portion of ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 Speech/Oral Communications

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of course:  36 weeks/2 semesters

 This required course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the dynamics of effective communication when speaking, listening, and responding. Students will express ideas and present information in a variety of communication tasks including small group discussion, formal and informal presentations, and oral interpretation of literature. Students will develop basic communication competencies including ethical practices in communication; recognition of communication barriers; and effective use of interpersonal communication, listening, verbal and nonverbal messages, and use of digital media.

 

Oral Communications

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 18 weeks/1 semester

Credit: ½

This required course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the dynamics of effective communication when speaking, listening, and responding. Students will express ideas and present information in a variety of communication tasks including small group discussion and formal (informative and persuasive) and informal (personal, impromptu, and special occasion) presentations. Students will develop basic communication competencies including ethical practices in communication; recognition of communication barriers; and effective use of interpersonal communication, listening, verbal and nonverbal messages, and use of digital media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algebra A

Grade: 9

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:  by recommendation

This course is Part 1 of 2, designed to study multiple representations of linear and non-linear functions.  It includes mathematical concepts for working with rational numbers, various expressions, analyzing and solving linear equations & inequalities, data analysis, probability, statistics, and polynomials.  These concepts are spread across two years, using hands-on methods and reviewing needed skills. Both parts are required to satisfy the state requirement of Algebra I.  Students will take Algebra B after completing Algebra A. 

Algebra I

Grade:  9

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit: 1

            This course is a two semester class where students solve and graph linear, absolute value, exponential, quadratic equations and use logical thinking.

Algebra II

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry

Algebra II is designed to improve students skills in solving equations, graphing functions, and logical thinking.  Students will become familiar with scientific and graphing calculators.  Topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Students analyze data and study real-life applications of mathematical concepts. An additional math course beyond Geometry and Algebra II is required for unconditional college admission.

 

Geometry

Grade:  9, 10, 11

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

The student studies the basic geometric figures while developing an understanding of the formal structure of mathematics.  This course helps students develop the skills in logical thinking which are needed in higher mathematics. 

 

Bridge to Algebra 2

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit: 1

Prerequisites:  Algebra 1

This course will better develop the skills introduced in Algebra 1 to better prepare students for the higher level analytical thinking required in Algebra 2 and higher level math courses.

 

Algebra III

Grade: 11, 12

Length of Course: 36 weeks/2 semesters

Credit: 1

Prerequisites:  Algebra 2

This course emphasizes the understanding of math concepts rather than just memorizing procedures.  Math Ready students will learn the context behind the procedure:  why to use a certain formula or method to solve problems, for example.  This equips them with higher-order thinking to apply math skills, functions and concepts in different situations.  Students will be better prepared for college-level math assignments based on the content.  (Not designed to prepare students for college-level math in STEM majors)

 

 

 

 

Pre- AP

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

Grade:  11, 12

Level:  Advanced

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit: 1

Prerequisites:  Algebra 2

This course is designed to help students develop their proficiency in algebra, strengthen their understanding of underlying concepts, and prepare them for college-level mathematics.  Emphasis is placed on the study of linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions.  In addition, analytical geometry and discrete mathematics are studied.

 

AP Calculus AB

Grade 12

Level: Advanced Placement

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Pre-AP Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

This course is a study of limits, the derivative and its applications, anti-differentiation, the integral and its applications, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Students receive a weighted grade and are required to take the Advanced Placement AB Calculus exam.  Students may obtain credit and/or appropriate placement at participating colleges upon successful completion of the Advanced Placement examination

 

 

 

Concurrent Credit College Algebra

Arkansas Tech University

Grade:  12

Level:  Concurrent Credit

Length of Course:  18 weeks

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:  Pre/Cal Trig and a score of 19 on math section of ACT

Exponents and radicals, introduction to quadratic equations, systems of equations involving quadratics, ratio, proportion, variation, progressions, the binomial theorem, inequalities, logarithms, and partial fraction. 

 

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in this course if being used to satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

 

 

 

 

Science Department

 

7th GRADE SCIENCE

Length of Course:  36 weeks

This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in Science and teach them note-taking , listening, and organizational skills. Topics will include Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Sciences.

 8th Grade Science

Grade: 8

Length of Course:  1 year

Credit: 1

This is a required course for all 8th grade students.  It covers many topics including life sciences, Earth sciences, and physical sciences.  Students will get a foundation for future science classes.  Students will often be required to do labs, projects, and group work in this course.

Physical Science Integrated

Grade:  9

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit:  1

Co-requisites:  Algebra I

 Physical Science is a first year introductory course for all higher level sciences.  First semester is chemistry-based, focusing on atomic theory, ionic and covalent bonding, balancing equations, and nuclear reactions.  Second semester is physics-based, focusing on motion, forces, energy, vibrations, sound, and light.  Throughout the year there will be discussions and projects involving the history and nature of scientific discovery.

Biology Integrated

Grade: 10

Length of Course:  1 year

Credit: 1

Biology is a course designed to give students a solid foundation in the life sciences and teach them core skills to carry on into future science classes as well as after graduation.  During the course of study, students will be given skills to be able to participate in laboratory investigations, group activities, and scientific inquiry.  Topics will include:  the nature of science, cellular structures and processes, genetics, ecology, organism comparison, and current issues and applications in biology.  The course will cover the State Biology Curriculum and frameworks on which the ACT Aspire will be based.  Students will take the ACT Aspire biology exam required by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Pre-AP Biology Integrated

Grade:10

Level: Honors

Length of Course:  1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisites:  Minimum “B”in 8th Grade Science or Department Chair Placement

The state topic outline in Biology is covered at a faster pace than regular Biology; therefore, students are held to a higher standard in the quality of assignments, participation, and effort in understanding each topic.  Laboratory activities are a major part of this course as well as problem solving. Successful students must have a commitment to personal achievement, academic independence, and self-motivation.  This class prepares students for AP Biology. It is a good foundation for students taking an interest in biology passed the high school level.

 

 

Chemistry Integrated

Grade: 11, 12

Length of Course:  1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisites:  Algebra I

In this physical science course the students explore the structures and properties of matter with emphasis on reasoning and problem solving.  Laboratory experiments demonstrate chemical principles covered in the classroom.  Students learn problem solving, measuring, classification and properties of matter, atomic structure, electron clouds, the periodic table, chemical formulas, the mole, and chemical reactions.

 

AP Biology

Grade: 11, 12

Level: Advanced Placement

Length of Course:  1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisites:  Minimum “B”in Pre-AP Biology/ Biology and instructor approval

 Students study the four “Big Ideas in Biology:  Evolution and diversity, Utilization of energy for growth reproduction and homeostasis, Genetics and molecular communications, and Ecology and systems interactions.”Eight inquiry labs supplement and reinforce the four “Big Ideas.”The new approach is: fewer subjects and more in-depth information.  The inquiry labs permit students to design and conduct their own experimental ideas. Students may obtain credit and/or appropriate placement at participating colleges upon successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examination.

***2017-2018 AP Biology

     MVE High School will be exploring a new curriculum strategy in partnership with Arkansas School of Math and Science Academy, called AP Biology Plus.  This program will allow the course to be co-taught with an ASMSA instructor as well as a qualified teacher from MVE.  The program’s focus will be to improve AP Biology scores, improve written and verbal communication, and provide students with experience in digital learning, an important skill when approximately one in four college students now enroll in online courses.  This is different than virtual learning, in that the instructor from MVE will still be providing instruction as well as conducting labs in the classroom.  The ASMSA instructor will be providing video lessons to be implemented into instruction, as well as assignments, quizzes, and test.  Most assignments will be done via internet. 

    

 

Physics

Grade:  12

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:  Minimum “B”in Algebra II and enrolled in Trig/Pre-Cal at the same time

 Physics is an algebra based college preparatory course for students considering careers in medicine, engineering, or science.  The course covers Newtonian Physics, heat, light, sound, and modern physics.  Course emphasis is problem solving and the collection, interpretation, and presentation of data.  Trigonometry and algebra are used extensively.  Physics meets the state requirement as a core physical science.

 

Environmental Science

Grade:  11, 12

Length of Course: 36 weeks

Credit:  1

Environmental science will examine the physical and biological dynamics of Earth. Students will analyze the impact of human activities on the environment. Social and political aspects of modern environmental controversies will be investigated through group seminars and individual projects. Instruction and assessment will include both appropriate technology and the safe use of laboratory equipment.

 

 

 

Social Studies Department

 

GEOGRAPHY

Grade: 7

Level: Regular

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Grade 7 Social Studies provides a study of both physical and human geography of the world.  As students study the continents and regions across the globe, they will learn about the historic, cultural, economic, and political development as well as interconnections that occur in both human and physical systems of each area.

ARKANSAS HISTORY

Grade: 8

Level: Regular

Length of Course:  semester

Arkansas History is an in-depth  study of the government, economics, geography, and history of Arkansas.  Students must be able to select and evaluate sources of information, draw and build upon ideas, explore issues, analyze events from the full range of human experience to develop critical thinking skills essential for productive citizens.

U.S. HISTORY-  1800-1900

Grade: 8

Level:  Regular

Length of Course:  semester

 Grade 8 Social Studies has an emphasis on United States history from 1801 expansion and reform to 1900 industrial America. The desired outcome of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events in the United States within an interconnected world

WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Grade:   10, 11, 12

Length of Course: semester

 This course introduces the fundamental terms associated with geography, and then expands to cover facts and information about continents, countries, rivers, capitals and cities of the world today. Lastly, it will cover in-depth the elements of geography of each area studied

 Psychology

Grade:  11-12

Level:  Regular; concurrent credit

Length of Course: semester

Credit: 1/2

Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior.  This course is a comprehensive examination of the basic concepts, principles, and methods central to the scientific study of psychology.  Students will learn and evaluate methods of research, explore the historical background of psychology, explore psychological concepts and theories, and factors that affect development.

College credit for this course is offered through ASU Beebe.  Students must have scored a 19 on Reading portion of ACT to earn concurrent credit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociology

Grade:  11-12

Level:  Regular; concurrent credit

Length of Course: semester

Credit: ½

Prerequisite: none

 Sociology is the study of human relationships.  It is a comprehensive examination of the basic concepts, principles, and methods central to the scientific study of sociology.  Students will learn to think like scientists when examining society to develop a sociological imagination and to gain a larger social and historical perspective.  They will gain an understanding and appreciation of the rich diversity of social life by being exposed to a variety of cross-cultural and historical sources.

College credit for this course is offered through ASU Beebe.  Students must have scored a 19 on Reading portion of ACT to earn concurrent credit.

 

Civics

Grade: 10

Length of Course:  semester

Credit: ½

Prerequisite:  non

This course focuses on the study of the United States Government.  Students will examine, in detail, what citizenship requires, analyze the organization and structure of the government, and the individual rights that all citizens are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Students must pass Arkansas Civics exam upon completion of this course to receive high school diploma

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economics

Grade:  10

Length of Course:  semester

Credit: ½

Prerequisite:  none

This Freshman high school course focuses on the study of what economics is, and the role that individuals, family, and government play in the American economic system. 

The different types of economic systems from around the world will be discussed and how the United states interacts in a Global economy.

This course satisfies the graduation requirement for personal financial standards

 

World History

Grade:  9

Credit: 1

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Prerequisites:  none

This course is a study of world history.  It will focus on the major events, culture, and personalities throughout the history of the world.  The emphasis of the class will be placed on the First Civilizations and the Empires, the New Patterns of Civilization, the Early Modern World, the Era of European Imperialism, the Twentieth Century Crisis, and the Movement Toward a Global Civilization. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-AP World History

Grade: 9

Level: Advanced World History

Credit: 1

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Prerequisites:  none

This course is a more rigorous class than a typical high school World History class.  It gives students the opportunity to help them prepare for Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History the next school year.  This class is more demanding and more rewarding than a regular World History class.

     The course invites students to take a global view of historical processes and contacts between people in different societies, with a major emphasis on the past five thousand years.  Students will be expected to learn selective factual knowledge in addition to certain analytical skills.  Major interpretative issues among historians, will be explored, as well as the techniques used in interpreting both primary historical evidence and secondary sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Language

 

 Spanish I

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: 1

 Virtual Arkansas is a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives that offer an array of quality digital courses to students and utilize Arkansas licensed instructors.

 Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language.  The student will learn basic language, grammar, and listening skills.  The student will also be exposed to the Hispanic culture.

 

 

 

American History

Grade:  11

Credit:  1

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Prerequisites:  none

 This course includes the Prehistory of America to the present.  It will focus on the Discovery Period, Constitutional Period, Development of the Young Republican, Civil War Period, Industrialization of Modern Imperialism and Progressivism, the Boom and Bust Period, Global Struggles, A Time of Upheaval, and a Changing Society.

 

AP American History

Grade:  11

Level:  Advanced Placement

Credit:  1

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Prerequisites:  Pre-AP World History and/or teacher recommendation

This is a freshman college level study of the United States history from the period of discovery to the present.  The course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with United States History.  The program prepares students for advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by universities.  The course will require much more responsibility and personal commitment for the student to achieve academic success. 

     Students receive a weighted grade and are required to take the Advanced Placement examination.  Students may obtain credit and/or appropriate placement at participating colleges upon successful completion of the Advanced Placement examination.

 

 

 

Spanish II

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Spanish I

           

 Virtual Arkansas is a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives that offer an array of quality digital courses to students and utilize Arkansas licensed instructors.

Spanish II is a continuation of grammar, reading, writing, and listening skills.  The student will continue to study the cultural aspects in more detail and depth.

 

French I

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit 1

Students will begin to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively in the French language and develop an in-depth awareness of the various French-speaking cultures.  Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to understand elementary spoken French, use vocabulary for practical, everyday use, strive to speak with comprehensible pronunciation; read and write simple French sentences; and discuss and demonstrate appreciation for Francophone culture.

German I

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit 1

German I stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability.  As communication skills develop, the course includes additional vocabulary and basic grammar necessary for limited reading and writing.  The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts

 

 Visual Art

Grade:  7, 8

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: 1

This course is a project based class designed to provide the skills and vocabulary necessary to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate art successfully through the creating process.  Students will gain the problem-solving skills needed to meet new challenges and connect them to real world situations.  A fee is not required for projects made by students; however some materials may be required throughout the course.

 

Art I

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: 1/2 or 1

Students will apply the art elements and principles of design to the art they create; historical and cultural aspects will be incorporated as well.  Students will compile a portfolio that demonstrates growth throughout the course to use for exhibition purposes.  Students will be able to transfer the knowledge and skills acquired in Art I to other subject areas. Students learn to take a critical look at professional art, as well as, self- and peer-evaluate their own classmates’ artworks using art criticism. A fee is not required for projects made by students; however some materials may be required throughout the course.

Art II

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Minimum “B” in Art I

Students will utilize the art elements and principles in depth, while compiling in his/her end of year portfolio. Students will learn how to compose, create, and present a large scale design.  Students should be able to incorporate these skills and knowledge into independent projects with ease. Students are expected to be more independent & responsible for projects.  A fee is not required for projects made by students; however some materials may be required throughout the course.

 

Introduction to Band/Beginning Band

Grade:7-12

Length of Course: 2 Semesters

Credit: ½ per semester for grades 9-12

Introduction to Band, also called beginning band, is a class to learn to play wind and percussion instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, snare drum and xylophone). Students are allowed to “tryout” the instruments to find the instrument that best fits them. (Some instruments are owned by the school and can be rented for a small fee or the student is given the option to purchase an instrument on a ‘rent to own’ plan from a music store).

This is a performance class and performing in concerts is required as part of the grade

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Music I-IV

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: ½ per semester for grades 9-12

Prerequisites: there is none for Band I. Students entering Band II, III, IV must have completed the preceding year of Band.

Band II-IV applies music fundamentals and techniques of the previous year(s) and expands on each of those. All-Region events are available to students that wish to participate in them.

This a performance class and performing in concerts is required as part of the grade.

 

Music Lab - Guitar I/Piano I

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: ½ per semester for grades 9-12

Prerequisite: none

This class is designed to teach the basic playing fundamentals of the guitar/piano (keyboard). Through creating, performing and analyzing music for these instruments, students will develop the knowledge and skill for lifelong playing and listening to music.

The school has a few keyboards that can be used for piano class, however students will need their own guitar for this class.

 

Beginning Vocal Music I-IV

Grade: 7-12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: ½ per semester for grades 9-12

Prerequisites:  none

Beginning choir students will be introduced to the basics of music and proper techniques for singing. Students will sing, in small ensembles and in larger groups, traditional and current pop songs.

This is a performance class and performing in concerts is required as part of the grade.

 

 

 

Vocal Music I-IV

Grade: 7-12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: ½ per semester

Prerequisites: There is none for VMI. Students entering Vocal Music II, III, IV must have completed the preceding year of Choir.

Students will demonstrate an ability to apply music fundamentals and vocal techniques in all areas of vocal music performance. The opportunity to audition for All-Region Choir is available for students that wish to do so. This is a performance class and performing in concerts is required as part of the grade.

 

7th Grade Music (PEHAM)

Grade: 7

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: none (will be graded)

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to improve the music knowledge through written assignments, listening, singing and study of major composers in music history.  Performance may be required as part of the grade.

 

8th Grade Music (PEHAM)

Length of course: 2 semesters

Credit: none (will be graded)

Prerequisites: 7th grade music

This course is designed to improve the music knowledge through written assignments, listening, singing and study of major composers in music history.  Performance may be required as part of the grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career & Technical Education

 

Keyboarding

Grade: 7

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: None - Foundation

This course is designed to help students develop speed and accuracy by learning the touch operation of alphanumeric/keyboard characters. Emphasis is placed on the following: (1) mastery of the keyboard with desirable keyboard techniques; (2) development of speed and accuracy; (3) basic problem-solving applications of centering and arranging reports, letters, and tables; (4) proofreading; (5) formatting; and (6) proper care of the equipment. Keyboarding is foundation for developing entry-level skills for business careers.

 

Computerized Business Applications

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 Semesters

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:   Students taking this class must be proficient in keyboarding skills.

This class focuses on developing skills using the most common business operating system, and application software: Windows, Microsoft Office Google Docs.  Students will learn to perform various tasks, use a variety of software programs, and maintain and organize hard drives.  Students will learn how to use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

Grade:  9-12

Length of Course: 2 Semesters

Credit:  1

In this class, students learn how to create web pages, podcasts, animations, music videos, silent movies and much more.  Students will work through software such as: Photoshop, Premiere, and Audition.

 

College and Career Readiness

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: 1 Semester

Credit: 1/2

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills to evaluate who they are, what they need in a career, and what they need from education to be prepared to refine their choices through a decision-making process and master the skills most needed by 21st century employers.  This course is recommended for the first semester of the senior year to assess labor market information, personal academic and career ready potential, and make application to postsecondary institutions.  Career ready practices describe the fundamental career ready knowledge and skills a college and career ready student needs to prepare for transition to postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce. 

 

Career Orientation

 Grade:  8

Length of Course: 1 Semester

Credit:  1/2

 Career Orientation is a foundation course that uses hands-on activities and research, providing an opportunity for exploring career clusters. It is the point at which educational development begins with the establishment of individual career plans.

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Operations

Grade: 10-12

Length of Course: 2 Semesters

This class provides students interested in learning how to manage a small business.  Students will be required to participate in laboratory work.  The lab experience will consist of operating a School Based Enterprise.  In addition to the lab work, students will also complete a series of lessons designed to prepare them for the transition to higher education and/or entrepreneurial career. 

 

Social Media and Communications

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:  Computer Business Applications

This is a two-semester project-based course that enhances technology skills, job search and employability skills along with communication skills.  Students will create an online electronic career portfolio focused on an individual career path, create social media and viral marketing campaigns, participate in video conferencing, cloud-based collaboration, and learn and practice other workplace related communication technologies and channels.  Students will apply verbal and nonverbal communication skills related to both spoken and written communications;  technology will be used to enhance these skills.  Productivity programs and apps will be used to teach time management, organization and collaboration skills, cloud storage and computing.  Students will also create career-related documents according to professional layout and design principles, and will also learn the photo and video editing skills needed to create promotional and informational business communications and viral marketing campaigns.

 

 

 

 

Animal Science 1

Grade: 10,11,12

Length of course: semester

Credit: half

Prerequisites: Survey of Ag Systems

This course is structured to enable all students to have an overview of the animal industry. Topics covered include the Animal Industry, Animal Handling and Safety, Animal anatomy and Animal Nutrition. Opportunities are provided for students to participate in FFA activities.

Greenhouse

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Length of course: semester

Credit: ½

This course covers greenhouse management practices, including plant propagation, pesticide use and product marketing. The students will receive ample hands on practice.

Survey Ag System

Grade:9,10,11,12

Length of course: 2 semesters

Credit:1

This is the foundation course for all agricultural programs of study. Topics covered include general agriculture, FFA, animal science and agricultural mechanics. The second semester will be shop based “hands on activities”.

Ag Structure System

Grade:10,11,12

Length of course: 2 semesters

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Survey of Ag Systems

This course will introduce basic practices used in the farm building and construction of facilities for the farm. Topics will include safety, project planning, tools, basic construction, metal fabrication, painting and finishing.

 

Ag Metals

Grade: 12

Length of course: 36 Weeks

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Survey of Ag Systems and Ag Mechanics

   This course covers safety, technical information, tool fitting, sheet metal, metal fabrication, project planning as well as arc, Mig welding and cutting torch.  This is mainly a senior project and shop based class.

 

Forestry

Grade:10,11,12

Length of course: 18 Weeks

Credit: Half

Prerequisites: Survey of Ag Systems

  This course provides an overview of the forest industry and its importance to the economy of the nation.  Tree identification, management practices, harvesting and marketing practices are major topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to World Ag

Grade: 8

Length of course: semester

 This is foundation course for agricultural courses.  Basic agriculture concepts are introduced, and students explore careers in the agricultural industry. Students will also be introduced to the FFA and will have “hands on activities” to help introduce these agricultural concepts.

Ag Mechanics

Grade:10,11,12

Length of course: 2 semesters

Credit:1

Prerequisites: Survey of Ag systems

This course will enhance the students understanding of traditional areas of agriculture mechanics and emphasize metal technology, construction technology and project planning.  This is a project and shop based course.

Animal Science 2

Grade:10,11,12

Length of course: semester

Credit: Half

Prerequisites: Survey of Ag Systems

This course is structured to enable all students to have an overview of the animal industry.  Topics covered in animal science two include-animal reproduction, animal health, animal products and marketing.

 

Family and Consumer Science

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit: 1

Family and Consumer Science is designed to provide students with the basic information and skills needed to function effectively in the family and the workforce, within a complex and changing society. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; individual and family relationships, healthy lifestyle choices; housing and interior design; garment care, selection and construction; the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children; nutrition, meal planning, food preparation and food service; home management, money management. Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed skills that promote a positive influence on the quality of life.

 

Child Development

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Child Development focuses on skills needed to guide the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to the study of children, pregnancy and prenatal development, birth and the newborn, types of growth and development, stages of growth and development, rights and responsibilities of parents and children, needs of children, factors influencing the behavior of children, selection of child-care services, health and safety of children, children with special needs, coping with crises, the effects of technology on child development, and careers related to the area of child development. Upon completion of this course, the student should be prepared to care for and guide the development of a child through all stages of growth—within a family, as a child-care professional, or in other experiences with children.

 

Clothing Management 1

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

Experiences in the Clothing Management course are designed to assist students in developing skills necessary for management of individual and family wardrobes, for decision making as a clothing consumer, and for understanding the role of the clothing and textile industry in the economy. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to clothing selection; clothing needs of family members; wardrobe planning; clothing care; characteristics of natural and synthetic fibers; types of fabrics and fabric finishes; laws and regulations related to the clothing and textiles industry; use and care of basic sewing supplies and equipment; fabric selection; clothing construction techniques; jobs and careers in clothing and textiles; computer use in clothing and textiles; and effects of technology on the clothing and textiles industry.

 

Parenting

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

Experiences in the Parenting course are designed to assist students in developing an understanding of the parenting process and of parenting skills. Competencies developed in this course will be useful to anyone who lives with, associates with, or works with children. Emphasis in this course is given to the development of competencies related to the parenthood decision, costs of having and raising a child, child growth and development, effects of heredity and environment on development, rights and responsibilities of parents and children, providing nurturance, guidance techniques for promoting positive behavior, prevention of child abuse and neglect, promoting health and safety of children, caring for the sick or injured child, parenting a “special needs” child, helping children cope with crises, choosing professionals to help with parenting problems, selection of child-care services, jobs and careers related to parenting, and effects of technology on careers related to parenting.

 

Family CSI(Consumer Science Investigation)

Grade: 7, 8

Length of Course: 2 semestersr

Credit: ½

 Family and Work Connections is a one semester course where emphasis is placed on introductory competencies related to personal development, relationships, home environment, nutrition and wellness, resource management, child development, and clothing. Upon the completion of this course, the student should have attained the essential skills that will enable them to function effectively as a family member, community leader, and productive citizen.

Family Dynamics

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Family Dynamics prepares students to understand the nature, function and significance of human relationships involving individuals and families. Topics include values and goals, citizenship, food and fitness for wellness, career development and responsibility of life relationships. Students will revolve though the national programs of FCCLA. Upon completion of this course students will have an understanding of the impact of the family on an individual’s ability to function successfully in an increasingly complex society.

Human Relations

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Human Relations focuses on the development of skills needed in order to build and maintain successful relationships in the home, community, and workplace. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to personality development, decision-making, communication, relationships outside the family, relationships within the family, and careers in the field of human relations. Upon completion of this course, the student should have a better understanding of self; know how to communicate effectively; and be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with family members, peers, and others.

 

Food Safety

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Experiences in the Good Safety course focus on the development of essential food safety practices needed to select, receive, store, prepare, and serve food. Students will learn to create and implement an environment of food safety procedures based on the latest FDA Food Code and local regulations. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to apply sound sanitation practices which will have a positive effect on their health. Skills learned are applicable to the Arkansas Safe Food Handler Certification as well as the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certification.

 

EAST

Grade:7-12

Length of Course: two semesters

Credit: 1

EAST is all about project-based learning and community service; EAST students use cutting-edge technology to solve problems they identify in their communities. Often the students provide services not otherwise available in the community.

Financial Literacy

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 This is a one semester course designed to increase financial literacy and prepare students to successfully manage financial resources. This course also focuses on the individual’s role and financial responsibilities as a student, citizen, consumer, and active participant in the business world. Emphasis is also placed on activities and competitions within career technical student organizations ( i.e., FBLA, FCCLA, and DECA).

 

Food and Nutrition

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Experiences in the Food and Nutrition course focus on the development of skills needed to select, prepare, and serve food which meets nutritional needs of individuals and families. Emphasis in this course is given to the development of competencies related to nutrition, weight control, the food consumer, the effect of technology on food and nutrition, kitchen organization and equipment, safety and sanitation, menu planning, serving and eating food, food preparation, eating away from home, and jobs and career opportunities in the field of food and nutrition. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to apply sound nutritional practices which will have a positive effect on their health.

 

Nutrition and Wellness

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Nutrition and Wellness enables students to analyze the interaction of nutrition, foods, and fitness for overall wellness of individuals and families throughout the lifespan. In this course students will develop nutrition and fitness habits to make wise decisions regarding healthy living and prevention of disease through these practices. As active learners, students develop higher order thinking skills and academic skills in the areas of math, science, language arts and social studies through the evaluation of relevant nutrition and wellness information. This course is recommended for all students regardless of their career cluster or pathway, in order to build basic nutrition and wellness knowledge and skills, and is especially appropriate for students with interest in human services, wellness/fitness, health, or food and nutrition-related career pathways.

 

Housing and Interior Design

Grade: 9-12

Length of Course: Semester

Credit: ½

 Housing and Interior Design focuses on personal and family housing needs, options for meeting those needs, and the role of the housing industry in the economy. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to housing needs of the individual and family; housing options; trends in housing; financial and legal commitments related to housing; home construction; art principles as applied to housing and interiors; selection, care, and arrangement of home furnishing and appliances; energy conservation; jobs and career opportunities in housing and interior design; and the effect of technology on housing. Upon completion of the course, a student should be prepared to make wise decisions in obtaining and maintaining personal and family shelter.

 

 

 

Conway Area Career Center

 

 

 

   Students at Mount Vernon Enola High School have the opportunity to pursue career interests at Conway Area Career Center locations.  Career pathways are available in Construction Trades and Medical Professions. All classes must have a minimum of 5 students in order to form a class.  Students who choose to attend one of the Conway Career Center locations are transported by to the facility by the school.

 

 

 

Construction Trades

 

 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I – CARPENTRY / CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS

Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

Credit:  2 credits

This course features introductory instruction in carpentry, residential wiring, and plumbing skills. These skills are practiced on functional projects including a house students build each year. The course is physically demanding and will require students to be able to climb at least 10 feet, lift at least 50 pounds, and use machine and hand power tools in a safe manner. This course is open to the student interested in the construction industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II – PLUMBING / CONSTRUCTION LAB

Grade Level:  11, 12

Credit:  2 credits

Prerequisite:  2.0 average or above in Construction Technology I

Construction Technology II features advanced construction techniques to include site development and job management techniques found in the construction industry. Students are required to install heating and air conditioning ducts, help install and inspect all plumbing and electrical fixtures, and use survey instruments accurately to construct a house. This course is open to students wanting to advance their study in the construction industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Professions

 

Introduction to Medical Professions/Introduction to Medical Professions

Extended

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit:  1

 Introduction to the Medical Professions is a course that provides a general overview of the many health-related occupations and the special concerns of the healthcare worker.  Introduction to Medical Professions Extended is designed as an extension to introduction to Medical Professions.  This course provides students with a general overview of the more crucial content areas of the Medical Professions Education program core courses.  Areas covered are medical terminology, medical math, human growth and development, processes of disease, and employability skills needed within the healthcare field.

 

Medical Procedures/Medical Procedures Expanded

Grade:  10, 11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit:  1

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Medical Professions/Introduction to Medical Professions Extended

Medical Procedures is a course designed to help students develop specific skills needed in the health professions.  Medical Procedures Expanded focuses on the specific skills needed in the several different areas of healthcare.  Students are able to build upon the skills gained in Medical Procedures.  The different areas addressed are: first aid, CPR, dental assisting, laboratory assisting, medical assisting, nurse assisting, physical therapy assistant, and veterinary assisting.

 

 

Virtual Arkansas

 

ACT Prep

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Length of course: 2 semesters

Credit:  1

The goal of ACT Prep is for all students to achieve a composite score of at least “19” on the ACT, and to be unconditionally admitted to their college or university of choice.  The course is designed to comply with all the curricular requirements of the American College Testing Program.  Virtual Arkansa will contact the school regarding student placement in an focus area that may improve the student’s ACT score the next time the test is taken.

 

Essential of Computer Programming I

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit:  1

 Essentials of Computer Programming is a course for students with no formal computer programming experience. Students will spend the majority of time coding to solve real-world problems in a collaborative environment.  The course focuses on developing computational thinking, refining problem-solving skills, and applying key programming concepts.  Throughout this course, students will use developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology when communicating about technology. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations of Sports Medicine

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit:  1

This course provides students with a general overview of sports medicine and its history from the perspective of the healthcare community that includes injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, psychosocial, and administration concerns.  Students will gain an understanding of sports medicine and the role it plays in the athletic community.

 

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit:  1

This course provides the historical background of the agencies that compose the criminal justice system.  It focuses on the development of justice and law, crime and punishment, the administration of laws, the agencies’ functions, career orientation and public relations.

 

Crossroads Alternative Learning Center

 

JAG-Jobs for Arkansas’ Graduates

Grade:  12

Length of Course:  Full Year

Prerequisites: Approval from principal

Jobs for Arkansas’ Graduates can be utilized in any program of study and can count as credit toward a student’s vocational career focus/major.  The program’s goal is to ensure student graduation and prepare students for workplace success whether their career begins immediately upon high school graduation, includes entry into military service, or requires them to complete postsecondary education/training.

 

 

 

 

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Grade:  11, 12

Length of Course:  2 semesters

Credit:  1

Prerequisites:  Introduction to Medical Professions/Introduction to Medical Professions Extended and Medical Procedures/Medical Procedures Expanded.

This course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of human body systems, the diseases of those systems, and system-related medical terminology.  The study of the basic structure and physiology of the human body for the following body systems:  integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, sensory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Science with Programming/Coding Emphasis

Grade Level:  9,10,11,12

Length of course: 2 semesters

Credit:  1

Introduction to Computer Science offers students the opportunity to explore three distinct areas in computer science:  programming, networking, and information security.  Students will develop knowledge and skills in computational thinking and problem solving; data and information; algorithms and programs; computers and communications; and community, global, and ethical impacts.  Emphasis is placed on making real-world connections between students, course topics, and programming in the field of computer science.

Computer Science with Information Security Emphasis

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Credit:  1

Introduction to Computer Science offers students the opportunity to explore three distinct areas in computer science:  programming, networking, and information security.  Students will develop knowledge and skills in computational thinking and problem solving; data and information; algorithms and programs; computers and communications; and community, global, and ethical impacts.  Emphasis is placed on making real-world connections between students, course topics, and information security in the field of computer science.

 

Virtual Arkansas has a complete course catalog with a full listing of all courses offered.  See counseling office for copy of course or online at

See counselor for approval.

 

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