• NEISD High School Course Descriptions

    The following section provides general descriptions for high school courses offered in the North East Independent School District.

    For each course, you will find:

    • Course Title
    • Course Description
    • NEISD Course Number
    • Credits indicates the maximum number of credits earned when the course is successfully completed.
    • Term indicates if the course is available for the full year or only for a semester.
    • Grade Placement (referred to as Grades Plc.) is the recommendation that offers the greatest possibility for student success. Grade placement refers to a student’s “cohort”, which is the group of students who entered the ninth
      grade in the same year. Students within the same cohort will all follow the same rules regarding allowable course choices and course sequencing
    • Prerequisites reflect program, local, and state requirements as well as program, local and state recommendations.
    • Special Notes indicate additional information about the course.

    Course offerings and course sequences for magnet programs are unique and may differ from those offered at traditional high schools.

    Please contact your home campus Counseling Office for the individual Course Selection Sheet.

  • Communications

    Debate I

    Course Description: Students will be introduced to the logical argumentation that takes place in policy-making and value assessment. The student will analyze a specific topic question, research to find evidence, and develop affirmative and negative case positions.

    Course No. 5820

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Interest and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking I credit.


    Debate II

    Course Description: Advanced debate theory and practice will be the focus of the course, refining the student's skills in analysis, research, organization, synthesis, evaluation, and speaking. Co-curricular involvement in speech activities and contests is an integral requirement of this course.

    Course No. 5825

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Instructor Approval,; Debate I
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking II credit.


    Debate III Honors

    Course Description: Advanced debate theory and practice will be the focus of the course, refining the student's skills in analysis, research, organization, synthesis, evaluation, and speaking. Depth and breadth of study will be expanded so as to require the student to carry out individualized assignments which will enhance and enlarge the opportunities for higher-level thinking and problem-solving. Co-curricular involvement in speech activities and contests is an integral requirement of the course.

    Course No. 5827

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: B Average in Previous English Courses and Instructor Approval,; Debate II
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking III credit.


    Independent Study in Speech

    Course Description: This course allows the student to determine a special project in speech communications study that requires the use of research skills in addressing a specific problem/issue/question/topic. The student is required to establish a project proposal and then work through the proposal and present written and/or oral defensive/explanation. The policy can deal with a political, social, or literary question.

    Course No. 5829

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: 3 Units of Speech Credit and Instructor Approval.;
    Special Notes:


    Oral Interpretation I

    Course Description: This course is designed for the student who wishes to enjoy literature by making it come alive through performance. Short selections of prose, poetry, and drama will be developed for performance as the instructor works with each student on voice and body action. Areas of study will include literary selection and analysis, breath control, articulation, projection, physicalizing, concentration, and evaluation. Classroom, as well as contest performance, receive equal emphasis.

    Course No. 5810

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Interest and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking I credit.


    Oral Interpretation II

    Course Description: This course is designed for the student who wishes further experience in literary performance. Students on this level will continue their development of analytical and performance techniques, refining and expanding specific skills through classroom and contest participation and public performance.

    Course No. 5815

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Oral Interpretation and Instructor Approval;
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking II credit.


    Oral Interpretation III

    Course Description: This course is designed for the student who wishes further experience in literary performance. Students on this level will continue their development of analytical and performance techniques, refining and expanding specific skills through classroom and contest participation and public performance.

    Course No. 5816

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking III credit.;
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course also earn Public Speaking III credit.


    English

    Advanced Placement English III

    Course Description: The AP English Language and Composition course (English III AP) aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical

    Course No. 1314

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended - English II Recommended - English II Honors
    Special Notes: Please see the high school website for the current summer reading list.


    Advanced Placement English III G/T

    Course Description: English III Gifted/Talented includes humanities-based thematic units focusing on "The American Spirit" through an investigation of novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. In addition to the strategies and concepts of an AP course, the accelerated curriculum combines advanced levels of study in the various genres of American literature with the study of American art and music to foster creative expression and independent research as well as content mastery. The course equips the student wi

    Course No. 1315

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Qualification for the District's English Gifted/Talented Program,; Recommended - English II Recommended - English II Honors
    Special Notes:


    Advanced Placement English III (OnRamps)

    Course Description: This college-level dual enrollment course from UT Austin brings the college experience to high school using classwork designed by UT Austin faculty and delivered by campus teachers. Students will explore the ethics of argumentation as they analyze and compose arguments about American identity and identity formation. Students meeting university criteria will receive the UT credit equivalent to English 1301 and 1302.

    Course No. 1317

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: ; High school English I High school English II,
    Special Notes:


    Advanced Placement English IV Literature

    Course Description: The AP English Literature course (English IV AP/Dual Credit) aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include exp

    Course No. 1501

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; English III or English III AP
    Special Notes: Please see the high school website for the current summer reading list.


    Advanced Placement English IV Literature G/T

    Course Description: English IV Gifted/Talented/AP/Dual Credit includes humanities-based thematic seminars focused on an investigation of novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. In addition to the core strategies and concepts of an AP course, the strong humanities and philosophy content fosters creative expression and independent research as well as content mastery. The accelerated curriculum equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic (including SAT

    Course No. 1502

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Qualification for the District's English Gifted/Talented Program,; English III or English III AP
    Special Notes:


    Advanced Placement English IV Literature (OnRamps)

    Course Description: This college-level dual enrollment course from UT Austin brings the college experience to high school using classwork designed by UT Austin faculty and delivered by campus teachers. Students will explore the ethics of argumentation as they analyze and compose arguments about American identity and identity formation. Students meeting university criteria will receive the UT credit equivalent to English 1301 and 1302

    Course No. 1503

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12


    English I

    Course Description: English I increases and refines students' written and oral communication skills through the study of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research. Students practice a variety of writing tasks in a variety of genres. Students plan, draft, and craft complete written compositions on a regular basis. Writers edit papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students read extensively in multiple genres - analyzing the works and

    Course No. 1113

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Admission to High School;
    Special Notes:


    English I G/T Honors

    Course Description: English I Gifted/Talented includes humanities-based thematic units as well as all the strategies and concepts of an Honors course. The accelerated curriculum combines advanced levels of study in the various genres of literature with the study of art and music to foster creative expression as well as content mastery. Writing requirements reflect analysis, synthesis, application, and evaluation of the concepts presented. Vocabulary study is based on Greek and Latin word parts and derivatives. The

    Course No. 1115

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Qualification for the District's English Gifted/Talented Program;
    Special Notes:


    English I Honors

    Course Description: English I Honors covers the regular English I curriculum but emphasizes the higher-level and critical thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis in preparation for the Advanced Placement courses. Students write longer and more challenging compositions and read more complex texts than those assigned in regular classes. A variety of projects involving individual and cooperative work encourages creative, productive thinking and accommodates different learning styles. All students enroll

    Course No. 1114

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Admission to High School;
    Special Notes: Please see the high school website for the current summer reading list.


    English I Resource

    Course Description: English I Resource is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires the course and will take the applicable EOC test. In this special education resource class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of the English I curriculum are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose reading and writing skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 1015

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    English II

    Course Description: English II continues to increase and refine students' written and oral communication skills, building on the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research skills they developed in English I. Students practice a variety of writing tasks in a variety of genres. Students plan, draft, and craft complete written compositions on a regular basis. Students edit papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students read extensively

    Course No. 1213

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended - English I
    Special Notes:


    English II G/T Honors

    Course Description: English II Gifted/Talented includes humanities-based thematic units as well as all the strategies and concepts of an Honors course. The accelerated curriculum combines advanced levels of study in the various genres of literature with the study of art and music fostering creative expression and independent research as well as content mastery. Writing requirements reflect analysis, synthesis, application, and evaluation of the concepts presented. The course equips the student with the communicatio

    Course No. 1215

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Qualification for the District's English Gifted/Talented Program,; Recommended - English I or English I Honors
    Special Notes:


    English II Honors

    Course Description: English II Honors provides an enriched version of the English II curriculum in preparation for Advanced Placement courses. Students work independently and collaboratively to hone critical thinking skills, especially skills involved in literary analysis. The literature studied represents diverse cultures. Reading and vocabulary skills, specifically those required for the SAT and STAAR exams, are reinforced through the literary and informational text selections. Students write papers that are of a

    Course No. 1214

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended - English I or English I Honors
    Special Notes: Please see high school website for current summer reading list.


    English II Resource

    Course Description: English II Resource is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires this course and will take the applicable EOC test. In this special education resource class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of the English II curriculum are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose reading and writing skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 1016

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    English III

    Course Description: English III continues to increase and refine students' written and oral communication skills, building on the reading, writing, speaking, listening and research skills they developed in English II. Students practice a variety of writing tasks in a variety of genres. Students plan, draft, and craft complete written compositions on a regular basis. Students edit papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students read extensively

    Course No. 1313

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended - English II
    Special Notes:


    English III Resource

    Course Description: English III Resource for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires the course. In this special education resource class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of the English III curriculum are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose reading and writing skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 1017

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    English IV

    Course Description: English IV, the culminating English course for 12th grade students, builds on the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research skills they developed in English III. The course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading, writing, inquiry/research, listening, and speaking. This course equips the student with the communication skills necessary for success within college and the business world.

    Course No. 1413

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended - English III
    Special Notes:


    English IV Resource

    Course Description: English IV Resource is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires this course. In this special education resource class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of the English IV curriculum are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose reading and writing skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 1418

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    English I for Speakers of Other Languages

    Course Description: English I for Speakers of Other Languages is composed of thematic units incorporating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading/literary study, writing, inquiry and research, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. The course equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic, and business situations. It also addresses the critical processes and features of second language acquisition and provides appropriate instructi

    Course No. 1021

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Emergent Bilingual Services; ARD/LPAC Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    English II for Speakers of Other Languages

    Course Description: English II for Speakers of Other Languages is composed of units incorporating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading/literary study, writing, inquiry and research, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. The course equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic, and business situations. It also addresses the critical processes and features of second language acquisition and provides appropriate instruction to en

    Course No. 1022

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Emergent Bilingual Services; ARD/LPAC Committee Determination;; ESOL I
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENG/SOL IV

    Course Description: This is a required course for LEP students who are concurrently enrolled in regular English IV classes and are designated seniors. Students will write in a variety of forms for various issues and purposes. They will plan, draft and complete written compositions both traditionally and electronically. Students continue to read extensively texts selected in multiple genres for a variety of purposes. Students will respond to texts verbally and in writing. Students will connect their knowledge of the

    Course No. 1024

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Courses in the native country equivalent to 3 years of English or English I/SOL, English II/SOL, and English III/SOL or non- completion of the required state assessment.;
    Special Notes:


    PRACTICAL WRITING/SOL III

    Course Description: This course emphasizes skill in the use of conventions and mechanics of written English, the appropriate and effective application of English grammar, the reading comprehension of informational text, and the effective use of vocabulary. Students are expected to understand the recursive nature of reading and writing. Evaluation of students' own writing as well as the writing of others ensures that students completing this course are able to analyze and evaluate their writing. Practical Writing ma

    Course No. 1020

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Courses in native country equivalent to 2 years of English or English I/SOL and English II/SOL, and concurrent enrollment in English III or non-completion of the required state assessment.;
    Special Notes:


    STUDY SKILLS FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGAGES

    Course Description: This is a class for speakers of other languages who are learning study skills through ESL methodologies. The student will receive individual tutoring in applying skills in subjects such as history, social studies, math, and science.

    Course No. 1001

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: LPAC committee placement & A or B score on IPT Oral Assessment;
    Special Notes:


    ANALYSIS OF VISUAL MEDIA

    Course Description: In this elective course students will study the various visual arts including radio, television, movies, painting, and multi-media to understand how they illustrate a message or theme. This course is analytically oriented. Students will learn broadcasting background and will examine current media trends. They will also gain "hands on" experience in media production by writing, producing, directing, and editing programs and by running cameras. This course will have a strong composition emphasis w

    Course No. 1730

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    CREATIVE WRITING

    Course Description: Creative writing is for the student who enjoys writing on his own and would like to develop his creativity and increase his output. Writing is concentrated on the genres of poetry, short story, and various types of essays. The course involves keeping a journal of observations and ideas to serve as a springboard to creative invention. Students will frequently work on a one-to-one basis with the instructor to develop individual projects. Students are encouraged to participate in writing workshops

    Course No. 1634

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    COLLEGE PREP FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and writing intensive courses including freshmen composition and other introductory college courses. Students will learn to use critical writing and reading to develop and represent the processes and products of their critical thinking. Through critical writing and reading, writers think through ideas, problems, and issues; identify and challenge assumptions; and explore multiple ways of understanding.

    Course No. 1300

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Students must have already passed all ELA STAAR/EOC exams.,; English III or English III AP
    Special Notes: The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing. Students completing the year-long course and passing with a 75 or higher are TSI exempt at Alamo Colleges and UTSA. Please check the eligible pathways document in this catalog to ensure this course fulfills the fourth-year advanced English requirements for your endorsement and pathway.


    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH

    Course Description: Independent study in English is an individually designed course for high-achieving students. Activities will be individually designed for students to provide opportunities to do one or more of the following: conduct research, produce original work in print or other medium, develop an advanced skill or study in a specific area of interest.

    Course No. 1525

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY/LIT MAG PRODUCTION

    Course Description: Independent Study/Lit Mag Production is a specifically designed course for students who desire to produce original student work in print through a literary magazine.

    Course No. 1527

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    INTERSHIP

    Course Description: Independent Study in English/MENTORSHIP is an individually designed course for high-achieving students. Students research and prepare story boards for projects which are tied to working with specific mentors in the corporate world. Oral presentation of all stages of the projects, using mixed media and advanced technology, is a key component of the course.

    Course No. 1523

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    LITERARY GENRES

    Course Description: Literary Genres is a course dealing with general literary skills. The student will be provided opportunities to distinguish among denotative, connotative, and figurative language. The student will work with symbolism, imagery, tone, mood, irony, and style in all genres. The student will recognize universal themes and point of view and will develop and apply criteria for evaluation of literary works. The student will work with poetry, short stories, and drama as three major genres of literature a

    Course No. 1602

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE

    Course Description: In this course, students will study selections from the literature of the Bible as well as secular literature that employs allusions to the people and incidents of the Bible. This course is not a course in religion, but it is an opportunity for students to learn more about this part of our literary heritage. Art, music, and film relating to the literature of the Bible will also be considered.

    Course No. 1351

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    PRACTICAL WRITING SKILLS

    Course Description: In this course, students will develop effective writing skills emphasizing the use of conventions and mechanics of written English, the appropriate and effective application of English grammar, the reading comprehension of informational text, and the effective use of vocabulary. Students are expected to understand the recursive nature of reading and writing. Evaluation of students' own writing as well as the writing of others ensures that students completing this course are able to analyze and e

    Course No. 1635

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STAAR SUCCESS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

    Course Description: This course provides instructional support for students who previously have not been successful in meeting standards of the ELA Exit Level STAAR. Instruction will be designed to meet the learning needs of each student.

    Course No. 1002

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    UIL ACADEMIC ENGLISH

    Course Description: This course prepares students to compete in UIL competition at the district, regional and state levels.

    Course No. 1529

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: NONE;
    Special Notes:


    UIL ACADEMIC ENGLISH

    Course Description: This course prepares students to compete in UIL competition at the district, regional and state levels.

    Course No. 1530

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: NONE;
    Special Notes:


    English for Speakers of Other Languages

    English I for Speakers of Other Languages

    Course Description: English I for Speakers of Other Languages is composed of thematic units incorporating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading/literary study, writing, inquiry and research, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. The course equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic, and business situations. It also addresses the critical processes and features of second language acquisition and provides appropriate instructi

    Course No. 1021

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Emergent Bilingual Services; ARD/LPAC Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    English II for Speakers of Other Languages

    Course Description: English II for Speakers of Other Languages is composed of units incorporating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading/literary study, writing, inquiry and research, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. The course equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic, and business situations. It also addresses the critical processes and features of second language acquisition and provides appropriate instruction to en

    Course No. 1022

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Emergent Bilingual Services; ARD/LPAC Committee Determination;; ESOL I
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENG/SOL IV

    Course Description: This is a required course for LEP students who are concurrently enrolled in regular English IV classes and are designated seniors. Students will write in a variety of forms for various issues and purposes. They will plan, draft and complete written compositions both traditionally and electronically. Students continue to read extensively texts selected in multiple genres for a variety of purposes. Students will respond to texts verbally and in writing. Students will connect their knowledge of the

    Course No. 1024

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Courses in the native country equivalent to 3 years of English or English I/SOL, English II/SOL, and English III/SOL or non- completion of the required state assessment.;
    Special Notes:


    PRACTICAL WRITING/SOL III

    Course Description: This course emphasizes skill in the use of conventions and mechanics of written English, the appropriate and effective application of English grammar, the reading comprehension of informational text, and the effective use of vocabulary. Students are expected to understand the recursive nature of reading and writing. Evaluation of students' own writing as well as the writing of others ensures that students completing this course are able to analyze and evaluate their writing. Practical Writing ma

    Course No. 1020

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Courses in native country equivalent to 2 years of English or English I/SOL and English II/SOL, and concurrent enrollment in English III or non-completion of the required state assessment.;
    Special Notes:


    STUDY SKILLS FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGAGES

    Course Description: This is a class for speakers of other languages who are learning study skills through ESL methodologies. The student will receive individual tutoring in applying skills in subjects such as history, social studies, math, and science.

    Course No. 1001

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: LPAC committee placement & A or B score on IPT Oral Assessment;
    Special Notes:


    English Language Arts Elective

    ANALYSIS OF VISUAL MEDIA

    Course Description: In this elective course students will study the various visual arts including radio, television, movies, painting, and multi-media to understand how they illustrate a message or theme. This course is analytically oriented. Students will learn broadcasting background and will examine current media trends. They will also gain "hands on" experience in media production by writing, producing, directing, and editing programs and by running cameras. This course will have a strong composition emphasis w

    Course No. 1730

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    CREATIVE WRITING

    Course Description: Creative writing is for the student who enjoys writing on his own and would like to develop his creativity and increase his output. Writing is concentrated on the genres of poetry, short story, and various types of essays. The course involves keeping a journal of observations and ideas to serve as a springboard to creative invention. Students will frequently work on a one-to-one basis with the instructor to develop individual projects. Students are encouraged to participate in writing workshops

    Course No. 1634

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    COLLEGE PREP FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and writing intensive courses including freshmen composition and other introductory college courses. Students will learn to use critical writing and reading to develop and represent the processes and products of their critical thinking. Through critical writing and reading, writers think through ideas, problems, and issues; identify and challenge assumptions; and explore multiple ways of understanding.

    Course No. 1300

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Students must have already passed all ELA STAAR/EOC exams.,; English III or English III AP
    Special Notes: The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing. Students completing the year-long course and passing with a 75 or higher are TSI exempt at Alamo Colleges and UTSA. Please check the eligible pathways document in this catalog to ensure this course fulfills the fourth-year advanced English requirements for your endorsement and pathway.


    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH

    Course Description: Independent study in English is an individually designed course for high-achieving students. Activities will be individually designed for students to provide opportunities to do one or more of the following: conduct research, produce original work in print or other medium, develop an advanced skill or study in a specific area of interest.

    Course No. 1525

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY/LIT MAG PRODUCTION

    Course Description: Independent Study/Lit Mag Production is a specifically designed course for students who desire to produce original student work in print through a literary magazine.

    Course No. 1527

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    INTERSHIP

    Course Description: Independent Study in English/MENTORSHIP is an individually designed course for high-achieving students. Students research and prepare story boards for projects which are tied to working with specific mentors in the corporate world. Oral presentation of all stages of the projects, using mixed media and advanced technology, is a key component of the course.

    Course No. 1523

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    LITERARY GENRES

    Course Description: Literary Genres is a course dealing with general literary skills. The student will be provided opportunities to distinguish among denotative, connotative, and figurative language. The student will work with symbolism, imagery, tone, mood, irony, and style in all genres. The student will recognize universal themes and point of view and will develop and apply criteria for evaluation of literary works. The student will work with poetry, short stories, and drama as three major genres of literature a

    Course No. 1602

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE

    Course Description: In this course, students will study selections from the literature of the Bible as well as secular literature that employs allusions to the people and incidents of the Bible. This course is not a course in religion, but it is an opportunity for students to learn more about this part of our literary heritage. Art, music, and film relating to the literature of the Bible will also be considered.

    Course No. 1351

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    PRACTICAL WRITING SKILLS

    Course Description: In this course, students will develop effective writing skills emphasizing the use of conventions and mechanics of written English, the appropriate and effective application of English grammar, the reading comprehension of informational text, and the effective use of vocabulary. Students are expected to understand the recursive nature of reading and writing. Evaluation of students' own writing as well as the writing of others ensures that students completing this course are able to analyze and e

    Course No. 1635

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STAAR SUCCESS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

    Course Description: This course provides instructional support for students who previously have not been successful in meeting standards of the ELA Exit Level STAAR. Instruction will be designed to meet the learning needs of each student.

    Course No. 1002

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    UIL ACADEMIC ENGLISH

    Course Description: This course prepares students to compete in UIL competition at the district, regional and state levels.

    Course No. 1529

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: NONE;
    Special Notes:


    UIL ACADEMIC ENGLISH

    Course Description: This course prepares students to compete in UIL competition at the district, regional and state levels.

    Course No. 1530

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: NONE;
    Special Notes:


    Fine Arts

    CHOIR I

    Course Description: This course will explore and study basic vocal and choral techniques including good tone production, dictation, balance and blend and artistic interpretation of the composer's intent. Music theory and sight-singing will be part of the curriculum with performance opportunities available.

    Course No. 5711

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Interest;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year.


    CHOIR II

    Course Description: Reading and vocal skills will continue to be developed. The student will be provided opportunities to experience and discuss a variety of choral styles and composers. This class will participate in scheduled performances and competitions.

    Course No. 5721

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year.


    CHOIR III

    Course Description: Basic singing skills and the study of vocal and choral techniques will be amplified, with a continuing emphasis on sight-singing, music theory and music literature. Performance opportunities, exploration of self-expression through music and competitive activities are stressed.

    Course No. 5731

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year.


    CHOIR IV

    Course Description: Further study of vocal skills and choral techniques will be encouraged with a continued emphasis on sight-singing, music theory and music literature. Self-expression through musical performance will be emphasized and participation in competitive activities will be encouraged.

    Course No. 5741

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year.


    VOCAL ENSEMBLE I

    Course Description: This course is for a highly select number of students who will learn choral music through performance of many varied styles of choral music. Prior choral experience is needed for entry into these groups.

    Course No. 5751

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    VOCAL ENSEMBLE II

    Course Description: This course is for a highly select number of students who will learn choral music through performance of many varied styles of choral music. Prior choral experience is needed for entry into these groups.

    Course No. 5761

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    VOCAL ENSEMBLE III

    Course Description: This course if for a highly select number of students who will learn choral music through performance of many varied styles of choral music. Prior choral experience is needed for entry into these groups.

    Course No. 5771

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    CHEER I

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of movement and to acquire the fundamental, intermediate, and advanced skills. The student will explore motions, cheers, chants, tumbling, stunting, physical conditioning and other cheer fundamentals. The student will further develop creative expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time and energy, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills.

    Course No. 7430

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who is in the first year of any high school spirit organization course.


    CHEER II

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of movement and to acquire the fundamental, intermediate and advanced skills. The student will explore motions, cheers, chants, tumbling, stunting, physical conditioning and other cheer fundamentals. The student will further develop creative expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time and energy, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills.

    Course No. 7431

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any one year of high school spirit organization course.


    CHEER III

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of movement and to acquire the fundamental, intermediate and advanced skills. The student will explore motions, cheers, chants, tumbling, stunting, physical conditioning and other cheer fundamentals. The student will further develop creative expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time and energy, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills.

    Course No. 7432

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any one year of high school spirit organization course.


    CHEER IV

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of movement and to acquire the fundamental, intermediate and advanced skills. The student will explore motions, cheers, chants, tumbling, stunting, physical conditioning and other cheer fundamentals. The student will further develop creative expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time and energy, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills.

    Course No. 7433

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any one year of high school spirit organization course.


    DANCE TEAM II

    Course Description: Vocabulary of dance movement and knowledge of factors that influence movement will be further explored. Creative expression through choreography opportunities will be introduced. Development of sensitivity to tempo, spatial concepts and floor patterns and an increased ability to perform technical skills in dance will be pursued. Audition procedures for performance will be introduced. The student will begin the performance phase at this level.

    Course No. 7416

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    DANCE TEAM III

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance techniques and composition, learn to audition, rehearse and perform in public, choreograph movement statements and analyze and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7417

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    DANCE WELLNESS

    Course Description: This course will provide athletes with fundamental skills and knowledge of dance as an art form and lifetime activity, with a specific emphasis on areas that will improve athletic ability. Students will study various forms of dance such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, and social dance, as well as broader aspects of dance such as injury prevention, stretching, and building muscle tone. This course will help increase flexibility, balance, explosiveness, and agility in athletes.

    Course No. 7410

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: NONE;
    Special Notes:


    DRILL/JV DANCE II

    Course Description: This course will provide athletes with fundamental skills and knowledge of dance as an art form and lifetime activity, with a specific emphasis on areas that will improve athletic ability. Students will study various forms of dance such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, and social dance, as well as broader aspects of dance such as injury prevention, stretching, and building muscle tone. This course will help increase flexibility, balance, explosiveness, and agility in athletes.

    Course No. 7412

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    DRILL/JV DANCE III

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance techniques and composition, learn to audition, rehearse and perform in public, choreograph movement statements and analyze and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7413

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    DRILL/JV DANCE IV

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance technique and composition, learn to audition, rehearse and perform in public, choreograph movement statements and analyze and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7414

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    PEP SQUAD I

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of dance movement and to acquire fundamental skills in ballet, jazz, novelty, military, pom, high kick and prop. The student will explore hand routines, cheers, chants and marching fundamentals. The student will further develop creative expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time and energy as design factors in dance and develop self-confidence through dance and appreciation for dance as an art form.

    Course No. 7402

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    PEP SQUAD II

    Course Description: Vocabulary of dance movement and knowledge of factors that influence movement will be further explored. Creative expression through choreography opportunities will be introduced. Development of sensitivity to tempo, spatial concepts and floor patterns and an increased ability to perform technical skills in dance will be pursued. Audition procedures for performance will be introduced. The student will begin the performance phase at this level.

    Course No. 7403

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    PEP SQUAD III

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance techniques and composition, learn to audition, rehearse and perform in public, choreograph movement statements and analyze and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7404

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    PEP SQUAD IV

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance technique and composition, learn to audition, rehearse and perform in public, choreograph movement statements, analyze, and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7405

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school spirit organization course.


    PRINCIPALS OF DANCE I

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of dance movement and to acquire the fundamental skills in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and other forms of dance movement. The student will further develop expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time, and energy as design factors in dance, and develop self-confidence through dance and appreciation for dance as an art form.

    Course No. 7421

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Interest;
    Special Notes: For a student who is in the first year of any high school dance class.


    PRINCIPALS OF DANCE II

    Course Description: Vocabulary of dance movement and knowledge of factors that influence movement will be further explored. Creative expression through choreography opportunities will be introduced. Development of sensitivity to tempo, spatial concepts and floor patterns and an increased ability to perform technical skills in dance will be pursued. Audition procedures for performance will be introduced. The student will begin the performance phase at this level.

    Course No. 7422

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: For a student who has completed any one year of high school dance class.


    PRINCIPALS OF DANCE III

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance techniques and composition, learn to audition, rehearse, and perform in public, choreograph movement statements, and analyze and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7423

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: For a student who has completed any two years of high school dance classes.


    PRINCIPALS OF DANCE IV

    Course Description: Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement. The student will additionally explore design factors in dance techniques and composition, learn to audition, rehearse, and perform in public, choreograph movement statements, and analyze and evaluate dance performance. Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.

    Course No. 7424

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: For a student who has completed any three years of high school dance classes.


    SPIRIT LEADERSHIP I

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore more in-depth methods of leadership as it pertains to the spirit organization. The student will be challenged with creative expression task such as choreography and movement development. The student will plan, and complete tasks assigned by the spirit director to enhance the experience of the spirit organization for all members.

    Course No. 7408

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any two years of high school dance classes.


    SPIRIT LEADERSHIP II

    Course Description: The student will be offered opportunities to explore more in-depth methods of leadership as it pertains to the spirit organization. The student will be challenged with creative expression task such as choreography and movement development. The student will plan, and complete tasks assigned by the spirit director to enhance the experience of the spirit organization for all members.

    Course No. 7409

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. For a student who has completed any three years of high school dance classes.


    BAND I

    Course Description: During the fall semester, marching band is the primary performing organization. Appearances at pep rallies, football games, parades, competitions, and other community gatherings require a substantial amount of out-of-school practice for students enrolled in the course. Some campuses may offer concert band activities in addition to the marching band during the fall semester. During the spring semester, students are placed into a concert band class (Varsity, Non-Varsity, Sub-Non-Varsity) based on

    Course No. 5611

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    BAND II

    Course Description: During the fall semester, marching band is the primary performing organization. Appearances at pep rallies, football games, parades, competitions, and other community gatherings require a substantial amount of out-of-school practice for students enrolled in the course. Some campuses may offer concert band activities in addition to the marching band during the fall semester. During the spring semester, students are placed into a concert band class (Varsity, Non-Varsity, Sub-Non-Varsity) based on

    Course No. 5621

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    BAND III

    Course Description: During the fall semester, marching band is the primary performing organization. Appearances at pep rallies, football games, parades, competitions, and other community gatherings require a substantial amount of out-of-school practice for students enrolled in the course. Some campuses may offer concert band activities in addition to the marching band during the fall semester. During the spring semester, students are placed into a concert band class (Varsity, Non-Varsity, Sub-Non-Varsity) based on

    Course No. 5632

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    BAND IV

    Course Description: During the fall semester, marching band is the primary performing organization. Appearances at pep rallies, football games, parades, competitions, and other community gatherings require a substantial amount of out-of-school practice for students enrolled in the course. Some campuses may offer concert band activities in addition to the marching band during the fall semester. During the spring semester, students are placed into a concert band class (Varsity, Non-Varsity, Sub-Non-Varsity) based on

    Course No. 5642

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    FLAGS I

    Course Description: Students will explore dance technique and composition through participation in the color guard.

    Course No. 5619

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year.


    FLAGS II

    Course Description: Students will explore dance technique and composition through participation in the color guard.

    Course No. 5629

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year.


    FLAGS III

    Course Description: Students will explore dance technique and composition through participation in the color guard.

    Course No. 5639

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year.


    FLAGS IV

    Course Description: Students will explore dance technique and composition through participation in the color guard.

    Course No. 5649

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform fee of $25 per year.


    INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE I

    Course Description: This course is offered for those students who are striving to reach a high degree of excellence in musical performance and who elect to schedule two music courses during the same semester. Exception: Guitar students. Emphasis is placed on individual performance considerations with regard to specific instruments and the problems one encounters during performances on that instrument.

    Course No. 5691

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation Must be currently enrolled in band or orchestra class Exception: Guitar students;
    Special Notes:


    INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE II

    Course Description: This course is offered for those students who are striving to reach a high degree of excellence in musical performance and who elect to schedule two music courses during the same semester. Exception: Guitar students. Emphasis is placed on individual performance considerations with regard to specific instruments and the problems one encounters during performances on that instrument.

    Course No. 5692

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation Must be currently enrolled in band or orchestra class Exception: Guitar students;
    Special Notes:


    INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE III

    Course Description: This course is offered for those students who are striving to reach a high degree of excellence in musical performance and who elect to schedule two music courses during the same semester. Exception: Guitar students. Emphasis is placed on individual performance considerations with regard to specific instruments and the problems one encounters during performances on that instrument.

    Course No. 5693

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation Must be currently enrolled in band or orchestra class Exception: Guitar students;
    Special Notes:


    INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE IV

    Course Description: This course is offered for those students who are striving to reach a high degree of excellence in musical performance and who elect to schedule two music courses during the same semester. Exception: Guitar students. Emphasis is placed on individual performance considerations with regard to specific instruments and the problems one encounters during performances on that instrument.

    Course No. 5694

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation Must be currently enrolled in band or orchestra class Exception: Guitar students;
    Special Notes:


    ORCHESTRA I

    Course Description: Major emphasis in the high school orchestra is on the continued development of technical skills and musical knowledge through the preparation and performance of music of the masters. Every effort is made to maintain a well-balanced instrumentation. The student should be prepared to spend substantial time outside of the regular classroom period for practice and performance.

    Course No. 5671

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    ORCHESTRA II

    Course Description: Major emphasis in the high school orchestra is on the continued development of technical skills and musical knowledge through the preparation and performance of music of the masters. Every effort is made to maintain a well-balanced instrumentation. The student should be prepared to spend substantial time outside of the regular classroom period for practice and performance.

    Course No. 5672

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    ORCHESTRA III

    Course Description: Major emphasis in the high school orchestra is on the continued development of technical skills and musical knowledge through the preparation and performance of music of the masters. Every effort is made to maintain a well-balanced instrumentation. The student should be prepared to spend substantial time outside of the regular classroom period for practice and performance.

    Course No. 5673

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    ORCHESTRA IV

    Course Description: Major emphasis in the high school orchestra is on the continued development of technical skills and musical knowledge through the preparation and performance of music of the masters. Every effort is made to maintain a well-balanced instrumentation. The student should be prepared to spend substantial time outside of the regular classroom period for practice and performance.

    Course No. 5674

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Placement of Audition/Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: Students participating in this performing arts course will be charged a district uniform rental fee of $10 per year. Students who utilize instruments owned by NEISD will be charged a district instrument usage fee of $30 per year.


    TECHNICAL THEATRE I

    Course Description: This course is designed for the student interested in pursuing the craft of stage design and execution and theatre management. The student will explore scenery, properties, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, public relations and research and design. Students will also evaluate the work of other technicians and expand their appreciation of theatre through attendance at and involvement in theatrical events. Co-curricular involvement in production activities is an integral and essential requirement

    Course No. 5920

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Interest, Previous Middle School or High School Theatre Arts Class, and Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: (For the entering 9th grade student, the middle school theatre arts teacher should be the recommending teacher. For students in grades 10-12 or coming from outside the NEISD, the high school instructor should be the recommending teacher.)


    TECHNICAL THEATRE II

    Course Description: This course is designed for the student interested in pursuing the craft of stage design and execution and theatre management. The student will explore scenery, properties, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, public relations and research and design. Students will also evaluate the work of other technicians and expand their appreciation of theatre through attendance at and involvement in theatrical events. Co-curricular involvement in production activities is an integral and essential requirement

    Course No. 5925

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; Technical Theatre I
    Special Notes:


    TECHNICAL THEATRE III

    Course Description: This course is designed for the student interested in pursuing the craft of stage design and execution and theatre management. The student will explore scenery, properties, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, public relations and research and design. Students will also evaluate the work of other technicians and expand their appreciation of theatre through attendance at and involvement in theatrical events. Co-curricular involvement in production activities is an integral and essential requirement

    Course No. 5930

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; Technical Theatre II
    Special Notes:


    TECHNICAL THEATRE IV

    Course Description: This technical theatre course is designed for students interested in pursuing the craft of stage design and execution as well as theatre management. The student will explore scenery, properties, lighting, costumes, make-up, sound, public relations and research and design. Students will also evaluate the work of other technicians and expand their appreciation of theatre through attendance at and involvement in theatrical events.

    Course No. 5931

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; Theatre Arts I Theatre Arts II or Technical Theatre I
    Special Notes:


    THEATRE AND MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS I

    Course Description: Theatre and Media Communications I 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 media such as digital images, multimedia presentation, digital video, and interactive performances.

    Course No. 5932

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Theatre Arts I Theatre Arts II or Technical Theatre I
    Special Notes:


    THEATRE AND MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS II

    Course Description: Theatre and Media Communications II continues with the rigorous and relevant experiential study of theatre along with video and audio, which the first level of Theatre and Media Communications I introduced. Creation and analysis of student performances are balanced with exploitation in contemporary practices in digital media. Students learn how to bridge traditional stagecraft with the current technology applications to create new media such as digital images, multimedia presentation, digital vi

    Course No. 5933

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Theatre; Media Communications I
    Special Notes:


    THEATRE ARTS I

    Course Description: Theatre Arts I, designed as a survey course, provides the student with an intense sampling of all facts of theatre, with an emphasis being placed on actor training. The subject matter will range from stage terminology, structure of plays and early theatrical history to vocal and movement training for the actor. Also included will be acting (improvisation, character analysis and duet/group acting) as well as stage design and construction, lighting, costuming, and makeup. NOTE: Some campuses offer

    Course No. 5900

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: NONE;
    Special Notes:


    Journalism

    ADVANCED JOURNALISM - NEWSPAPER I

    Course Description: Working in editorial positions, students gain practical experience in producing the school newspaper. Experience includes personal instruction in advanced writing skills, preparing copy on the computer and page design and paste-up techniques. Working after school as needed is a part of this program.

    Course No. 1743

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED JOURNALISM - NEWSPAPER II

    Course Description: Working in editorial positions, students gain practical experience in producing the school newspaper. Experience includes personal instruction in advanced writing skills, preparing copy on the computer and page design and paste-up techniques. Working after school as needed is a part of this program.

    Course No. 1744

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED JOURNALISM - NEWSPAPER III

    Course Description: Working in editorial positions, students gain practical experience in producing the school newspaper. Experience includes personal instruction in advanced writing skills, preparing copy on the computer and page design and paste-up techniques. Working after school as needed is a part of this program.

    Course No. 1745

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED JOURNALISM - YEARBOOK PRODUCTION I

    Course Description: Students gain laboratory experience in magazine production as they produce the yearbooks. Experience includes writing copy, computer copy preparation, page layout and design skills, photo-cropping and editing. Working after school as needed to complete assignments is a part of this course.

    Course No. 1746

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED JOURNALISM - YEARBOOK PRODUCTION II

    Course Description: Students holding editorial positions gain laboratory experience along with personal instruction in magazine production and procedures as well as collaboration to produce the yearbook. Experience includes writing copy, computer copy preparation, page layout and design skills and photo-cropping and editing. Working after school as needed to complete assignments is a part of this course.

    Course No. 1747

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED JOURNALISM - YEARBOOK PRODUCTION III

    Course Description: Students holding editorial positions gain laboratory experience along with personal instruction in magazine production and procedures as well as collaboration to produce the yearbook. Experience includes writing copy, computer copy preparation, page layout and design skills and photo-cropping and editing. Working after school as needed to complete assignments is a part of this course.

    Course No. 1748

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    BROADCAST JOURNALISM I

    Course Description: Students will access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of media forms. Students will learn the laws and ethical considerations that affect broadcast journalism, learn the roles and function of broadcast journalism and visual representation, and produce by creating a broadcast journalism product. Experience includes personal instruction in advanced writing skills, and video production.

    Course No. 1705

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    BROADCAST JOURNALISM II

    Course Description: Students will access, analyze, evaluate and produce communication in a variety of media forms. Students will learn the laws and ethical considerations that affect broadcast journalism, learn the roles and function of broadcast journalism and visual representation, and produce by creating a broadcast journalism product. Experience includes personal instruction in advanced writing skills, and video production.

    Course No. 1706

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    BROADCAST JOURNALISM III

    Course Description: Students will access, analyze, evaluate and produce communication in a variety of media forms. Students will learn the laws and ethical considerations that affect broadcast journalism, learn the roles and function of broadcast journalism and visual representation, and produce by creating a broadcast journalism product. Experience includes personal instruction in advanced writing skills, and video production.

    Course No. 1707

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

    Course Description: This course will include activities individually designed for high-achieving students. The student will be provided opportunities to do one or more of the following: conduct research; produce original work in print or in some other medium; extensively develop an advanced skill; and/or study in a specific area of interest in the field of journalism.

    Course No. 1753

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN JOURNALISM

    Course Description: Curriculum is developed by the teacher and approved by the administration. Such courses as Digital Photography may be developed.

    Course No. 1704

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval;
    Special Notes:


    JOURALISM I

    Course Description: Students learn the fundamentals of journalism, including standards and functions of the press, news values, interview techniques, and copy preparation. Concentration is on writing news features and editorials and students use computers for assignments to learn newspaper and yearbook production.

    Course No. 1703

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    PHOTOJOURMALISM

    Course Description: Students learn photographic techniques, composition, basic black and white darkroom techniques, photo essays, photo cropping, editing and caption writing. Students will enter competitions and have the opportunity to have their photos published in the school newspaper and yearbook. Where available, instruction in color photography includes production of a sound/write show. STUDENTS MUST FURNISH A 35MM CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER. Film will be supplied. Enrollment in this course is limited to da

    Course No. 1720

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Approval and prior journalism experience.;
    Special Notes:


    Mathematics

    ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE REASONING

    Course Description: This course is a capstone math course that follows Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. It builds on and extends what students have learned and covers other math topics not typically taught in high school. The course does not remediate skills, but reinforces needed skills as students study new topics in relevant, engaging contexts. The course emphasizes statistics and financial applications, and it prepares students to use algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and discrete mathematics to model a rang

    Course No. 2610

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Algebra II State Required: Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    ALGEBRA I

    Course Description: In this course, students use functions to represent and model problem situations. They analyze and interpret relationships and use symbols in a variety of ways to describe those relationships in both mathematical and real-world situations. Topics include foundations of functions, linear, quadratics, exponentials, polynomials of degree one and two, radical expressions, sequences and law of exponents. Students will generate and solve linear systems with two equations and two variables, and create

    Course No. 2313

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: State Required: Math 8 or its equivalent;
    Special Notes: This course is required under all graduation plans.


    ALGEBRA I RESOURCE

    Course Description: Algebra I Resource is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires this course and will take the applicable EOC test. In this special education resource class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of the Algebra I curriculum are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose math skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 2315

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALGEBRA II

    Course Description: In this course, students study algebraic concepts and the relationships among them to better understand the structure of algebra. Students in Algebra II learn that equations and functions are algebraic tools that can be used to represent geometric curves and figures, and they perceive the connections between algebra and geometry to use the tools of one to help solve problems in the other. Topics include linear, quadratic, square root, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, cubic and cu

    Course No. 2323

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: State Required: Algebra I; NEISD Recommended: Algebra I NEISD Recommended: Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math and is required for Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLOA).


    ALGEBRA II G/T HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics of the Honors course. Problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills are required as well as qualification on the district Gifted Math matrix.

    Course No. 2325

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: State Required: Algebra I and Qualification for the District's Math Gifted/Talented Program; NEISD Recommended: Algebra I NEISD Recommended: Geometry
    Special Notes:


    ALGEBRA II HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics of the regular course through real-world and technology applications and utilizes Pre- AP instructional strategies. A variety of problems will be used to challenge an advanced mathematics student. Students study algebraic concepts and the relationships among them to better understand the structure of algebra. Students in Algebra II learn that equations and functions are algebraic tools that can be used to represent geometric curves and figures, and they

    Course No. 2324

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-11

    Prerequisites: State Required: Algebra I; NEISD Recommended: Algebra I NEISD Recommended: Geometry
    Special Notes:


    ALGEBRAIC REASONING

    Course Description: Algebraic Reasoning provides a deeper study of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions explored in Algebra I. Students will broaden their knowledge of functions and relationships with an introduction to additional function families, including square root, rational, cubic, cube root, exponential, absolute value, and logarithmic functions. Students will study these functions through analysis and applications that include explorations of pattern and structure, number and algebraic methods, and

    Course No. 2606

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-11

    Prerequisites: Algebra I; Algebra I
    Special Notes: The scope and sequence is designed to reinforce functions learned in Algebra I in the first semester and extend to Algebra II functions and concepts in the second semester. This course may count as a third or fourth year of math credit.


    ALGEBRAIC REASONING RESOURCE

    Course Description: Algebraic Reasoning Resource is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires this course. In this special education setting class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of Algebraic Reasoning are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose math skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 2316

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Algebra I; Algebra I
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB

    Course Description: This course includes differential and integral calculus with applications of previous math courses. The intent is preparation for college and/or one or more semesters of advanced placement calculus. Topics include limits of a function, continuity, maxima and minima, area, volume, rates of growth and other applications. Students will prepare to take the College Board Advanced Placement Exam in Calculus AB.

    Course No. 2734

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; NEISD Recommended - PreCalculus
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC

    Course Description: This course covers the topics seen in Calculus AB and provides advanced skills in methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus. Topics include parametric, polar and vector functions, application of derivatives, applications of integrals, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of antidifferentiation, applications of anti-differentiation, and polynomial approximations and series. Students will prepare to take the College Board Advanced Placemen

    Course No. 2735

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; NEISD Recommended - PreCalculus
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATCITICS

    Course Description: This non-calculus-based course introduces the student to the management, interpretation and analysis of data within today's society. Topics include exploratory data analysis, observing patterns and departure from patterns; planning a study and deciding what data to measure and how to measure it; producing models using probability and simulation; and applying techniques for statistical inference and confirming models. Projects, collaborative group problem-solving, and writing are part of the conc

    Course No. 2947

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Geometry Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    COLLEGE ALGEBRA - DUAL CREDIT

    Course Description: This course includes the study of quadratic, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.

    Course No. 2326

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: State Required: Students must meet all of the dual credit requirements to be enrolled in this course.; State Recommended: Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    COLLEGE ALGEBRA (ONRAMPS)

    Course Description: This is a dual-enrollment inquiry-based course for students who seek to deepen their critical thinking skills and develop their ability to persist through challenges as they explore function families: Linear, Absolute Value, Quadratic, Polynomial, Radical, Rational, Exponential, and Logarithmic. Students analyze data algebraically and with technology while developing their knowledge of properties of functions, matrices and systems of equations, and complex numbers. The pedagogy of this course (i

    Course No. 2327

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Algebra I UT Austin Recommended: Geometry NEISD Recommended: Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    GEOMETRY

    Course Description: This course develops a structured mathematical system employing both deductive and inductive reasoning. Students study properties and relationships having to do with size, shape, location, direction, and orientation of figures. Geometry students solve meaningful problems using geometric ideas, relationships, and properties. Topics include plane, coordinate and transformational geometry as well as reasoning, justification, and proof.

    Course No. 2413

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Algebra I
    Special Notes: This course is required under all graduation plans.


    GEOMETRY G/T HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics of the Honors course. Problem-solving and higher order thinking skills are required as well as qualification on the district Gifted Math matrix.

    Course No. 2415

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Qualification for the District's Math Gifted/Talented Program; State Required: Algebra I
    Special Notes:


    GEOMETRY HONORS

    Course Description: This course develops an appreciation of an axiomatic system through the observation of patterns. The exploration of these patterns, whether in a plane or in space, allows the student to make conjectures about geometry which can then be proven deductively. The techniques and skills learned in Algebra I are integrated throughout the course in order to reinforce the skills previously learned and to enhance the study of geometry as part of a mathematical sequence. Students study properties and relat

    Course No. 2414

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: State Required: Algebra I; State Required: Algebra I
    Special Notes:


    GEOMETRY RESOURCE

    Course Description: Geometry Resource is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student is eligible. In this special education resource class, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of the Geometry curriculum are modified and vertically aligned to meet the individual needs of the student whose math skills are significantly below grade level.

    Course No. 2421

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    INDEPENDENT STUDY - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

    Course Description: The study of differential equations. A differential equation is a mathematical equation for an unknown function of one of several variables that relates the values of the function itself and its derivatives of various orders.

    Course No. 2721

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; State Recommended: Algebra II State Required: Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    INDEPENDENT STUDY - HISTORY OF MATH

    Course Description: This course is a study of important mathematicians and the historical development of numbers and numerals, methods of computation, geometry, and algebra. This course may be offered as an independent study course.

    Course No. 2954

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; State Recommended: Algebra II State Required: Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    INDEPENDENT STUDY - NUMBER THEORY

    Course Description: This course primarily involves the study of the properties of natural numbers and integers. Topics include mathematical induction, prime numbers, divisibility, and congruence. This course may be offered as an independent study course.

    Course No. 2951

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation; State Recommended: Algebra II State Required: Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans.


    INDIVIDUAL STUDIES: CIRCUITS - INTRO TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    Course Description: This course consists of the nature of electricity, Ohm's Law, direct-current circuits, alternating current circuits, generators and motors, and transformers. Students will learn the fundamentals of electricity and how to solve problems of DC and AC circuits, DC and AC generators and motors and single and three-phase systems. The students will explore each of these areas and the associated mathematics in detail to develop their problem-solving skills.

    Course No. 2964

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Approval of teacher; or Geometry or Algebra II
    Special Notes:


    INDIVIDUAL STUDIES: DYNAMICS - ENGINEERING MECHANICS II

    Course Description: This course is the application of linear algebra and Euclidean geometry to the solution of physical laws concerning force and motion, work, power and mechanics. It is the study of the dynamics portion of engineering mechanics and includes both a research and a design component. The origin and various uses of linear algebra are stressed using problems concerning the motion of rigid bodies.

    Course No. 2963

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12


    INDIVIDUAL STUDIES:STATICS - ENGINEERING MECHANICS I

    Course Description: In this course students will explore engineering mechanics, which is fundamental to all engineering fields. The course consists of force and position vectors, equivalent force systems, equilibrium of a rigid body, structural analysis, internal forces and friction. The students will explore each of these areas and the associated mathematics in detail to develop their problem-solving skills

    Course No. 2600

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-11


    MATH MODELS RESOURCE

    Course Description: Math Models Resource is designed to be a student's final math course in their math sequence. The major emphasis of this special education setting course is the operation of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions in practical life situations. Subject matter covered includes but is not limited to the following: personal finance, budgeting and banking.

    Course No. 2104

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    COLLEGE PREP FOR MATHEMATICS

    Course Description: This course is intended for students to bridge the gap between Algebra II and a college entry-level mathematics course. Topics include linear functions and equations, quadratics functions and equations, manipulating polynomial expressions, absolute value functions and equations.

    Course No. 2300

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Advanced Mathematics credit; Algebra I Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation Graduation Plan only.


    MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH APPLICATIONS

    Course Description: This course provides a path for students to succeed in Algebra II and prepares them for various post-secondary choices. Students learn to apply mathematics through experiences in personal finance, science, engineering, fine arts, and social sciences. Students use algebraic, graphical, and geometric reasoning to recognize patterns and structure, model information, solve problems, and communicate solutions. Students will select from tools such as physical objects, manipulatives, technology, data c

    Course No. 2957

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Algebra I
    Special Notes: For students graduating on the Foundations program, Mathematical Models with Applications can be taken in any sequence as long as the prerequisites are met.


    MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

    Course Description: This course extends and enhances concepts from the AP Calculus curriculum. Topics include: conic sections, parametric equations, vectors and vector-valued functions, the calculus of functions of several variables and infinite series. Relevant applications are woven into all topics. The use of graphing calculators and computers is integrated throughout the course. Students will be involved in developing projects related to the topics covered.

    Course No. 2960

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended - AP Calculus BC
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Programs.


    PRECALCULUS

    Course Description: This course extends and integrates concepts from algebra and geometry. Students use functions, equations and limits as useful tools for expressing generalizations and as means for analyzing and understanding a broad variety of mathematical relationships. Students use a variety of representations, tools, and technology to model functions and equations to solve problems. Topics include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse and second-degree

    Course No. 2715

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Algebra I State Required: Geometry State Recommended: Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Programs.


    PRECALCULUS G/T HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics of the Honors course. Problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills are required as well as qualification on the district Gifted Math matrix.

    Course No. 2720

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Algebra I Geometry Algebra II
    Special Notes:


    PRECALCULUS HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics of the regular course through real-world and technology applications and utilizes Pre- AP instructional strategies. Students use a variety of representations, tools, and technology to model functions and equations to solve problems. This course will rigorously emphasize fundamentals of higher mathematics including a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse and second-degree relations and their graphs,

    Course No. 2719

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Algebra I State Required: Geometry State Recommended: Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Programs.


    PRECALCULUS (ONRAMPS)

    Course Description: This is a dual-enrollment discovery-based course that extends and builds upon the basic understanding of pre-calculus concepts with an emphasis on breaking down mathematical definitions and constructing logical arguments. The course is divided into seven units, each unit consists of a series of explorations designed to engage students and empower them to develop their problem-solving skills. In each exploration, students will create connections with prior concepts in developing the current topic

    Course No. 2717

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Algebra I State Required: Geometry State Recommended: Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year math credit on the Foundation, Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Programs.


    STAAR SUCCESS IN MATH

    Course Description: This course covers the algebra, geometry, probability, statistics and proportional reasoning concepts and problem-solving skills that students need to master in order to pass the Exit Level of the Math STAAR. Instruction will be designed to meet the learning needs of each individual student.

    Course No. 1004

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: Does not count as a mathematics credit.


    STAAR SUCCESS IN MATH

    Course Description: This course covers the algebra, geometry, probability, statistics and proportional reasoning concepts and problem-solving skills that students need to master in order to pass the Exit Level of the Math STAAR. Instruction will be designed to meet the learning needs of each individual student.

    Course No. 1005

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: Does not count as a mathematics credit.


    STATISTICS

    Course Description: Students will broaden their knowledge of variability and statistical processes. Students will study sampling and experimentation, categorical and quantitative data, probability and random variables, inference, and bivariate data. Students will connect data and statistical processes to real-world situations as well as extend their knowledge of data analysis.

    Course No. 2605

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; Algebra I
    Special Notes:


    STRATEGIC LEARNING FOR HIGH SCHOOL MATH

    Course Description: This course is designed to support students who are seeking additional support for high school mathematics and will become strategic mathematical learners. This course is designed to support students while they are concurrently scheduled in an Algebra I course but require a deeper understanding of strategic mathematical concepts necessary for success in High School Math courses. Students will receive a preview of Algebra I concepts prior to receiving instruction in their Algebra I course. Concep

    Course No. 7804

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: Parent agreement to student enrollment in the course;
    Special Notes: General Education course available for all students.


    UIL ACADEMIC MATH

    Course Description: This course prepares students to compete in UIL competition at the district, regional and state levels.

    Course No. 2961

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    UIL ACADEMIC MATH

    Course Description: This course prepares students to compete in UIL competition at the district, regional and state levels.

    Course No. 2962

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    Other Electives

    AVID I

    Course Description: AVID promotes college readiness. AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID targets those in the academic middle.  Students are enrolled in a college preparatory sequence and in an elective section of AVID where they receive the academic and motivational support to succeed. During the AVID class, students are coached by college tutors and work in collabor

    Course No. 1030

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: This course requires an application and selection process.;
    Special Notes: See your AVID Coordinator if interested in participating in the selection process for this program.


    AVID II

    Course Description: AVID promotes college readiness. AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID targets those in the academic middle.  Students are enrolled in a college preparatory sequence and in an elective section of AVID where they receive the academic and motivational support to succeed. During the AVID class, students are coached by college tutors and work in collabor

    Course No. 1031

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: This course requires an application and selection process.;
    Special Notes: See your AVID Coordinator if interested in participating in the selection process for this program.


    AVID III

    Course Description: AVID promotes college readiness. AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID targets those in the academic middle.  Students are enrolled in a college preparatory sequence and in an elective section of AVID where they receive the academic and motivational support to succeed. During the AVID class, students are coached by college tutors and work in collabor

    Course No. 1032

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: This course requires an application and selection process.;
    Special Notes: See your AVID Coordinator if interested in participating in the selection process for this program.


    AVID IV

    Course Description: AVID promotes college readiness. AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID targets those in the academic middle.  Students are enrolled in a college preparatory sequence and in an elective section of AVID where they receive the academic and motivational support to succeed. During the AVID class, students are coached by college tutors and work in collabor

    Course No. 1033

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: This course requires an application and selection process.;
    Special Notes: See your AVID Coordinator if interested in participating in the selection process for this program.


    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

    Course Description: Students will explore the world of strength and conditioning by gaining knowledge and skills to properly design a program for themselves and other populations as they move through life. Nutrition, dietary supplements, energy systems, exercise physiology, biomechanics and safety are examples of units students will experience during this course. By the end of the course, students will improve their fitness levels, develop a three-month plan, and intern at a campus fitness center. This course will

    Course No. 7214

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Instructor approval; Successful completion of Biology;
    Special Notes: Students are encouraged to enroll in or successfully complete Anatomy and Physiology.


    GT INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES I

    Course Description: GT Interdisciplinary Studies I is a year-long GT elective class open to all 9th and 10th grade students currently identified in the North East ISD Gifted and Talented program. In GT Interdisciplinary Studies I, students will be provided opportunities to discover various styles and characteristics of leaders, PSAT preparation, and complete a unit of study on Personal Finance culminating with a Financial Case Study. Throughout the year students will work on presentation and communication skills, g

    Course No. 4251

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    GT INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES II

    Course Description: GT Interdisciplinary Studies II is a year-long GT elective class open to all 10th or 11th grade students currently identified in the North East ISD Gifted and Talented program. In GT Interdisciplinary Studies II students will work on PSAT preparation prior to the October test date. Throughout the year students will work on presentation and communication skills, group dynamics, critical thinking, and college planning. Students will develop a research study proposal on their topic of choice, condu

    Course No. 4252

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-11

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended: GT Interdisciplinary Studies I
    Special Notes:


    PEER ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES I

    Course Description: Peer Assistance for Students with Disabilities is designed to promote an inclusive educational environment for special education students. This course provides peer assistance the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills. Peer assistants receive training in confidentiality, cueing, prompting, and positive reinforcement. Peer assistants assist the teacher in general education classroom and special education setting by modeling appropriate learning behaviors, assisting with hands

    Course No. 7642

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    PEER ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES II

    Course Description: Peer Assistance for Students with Disabilities is designed to promote an inclusive educational environment for special education students. This course provides peer assistance the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills. Peer assistants receive training in confidentiality, cueing, prompting, and positive reinforcement. Peer assistants assist the teacher in general education classroom and special education setting by modeling appropriate learning behaviors, assisting with hands

    Course No. 7643

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    SAT PREP

    Course Description: This course will help prepare students for college entrance examinations such as the ACT, PSAT and the SAT. The course will focus on developing cognitive skills and familiarity with the testing formats. This course will NOT count toward state graduation requirements.

    Course No. 1677

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SENIOR EARLY RELEASE CLASS

    Course Description: This release class period is only for seniors who have passed the STAAR EOC exams and are passing all classes so that the student will graduate with the appropriate senior class. Students with serious discipline issues may not receive administrative approval.

    Course No. 7911

    Credits: 0

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Pass all STAAR EOC exams and have credits to graduate on time.;
    Special Notes: Period 1


    SENIOR EARLY RELEASE CLASS

    Course Description: This release class period is only for seniors who have passed the STAAR EOC exams and are passing all classes so that the student will graduate with the appropriate senior class. Students with serious discipline issues may not receive administrative approval.

    Course No. 7918

    Credits: 0

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: 7918;
    Special Notes: Period 8


    SPORTS MEDICINE I

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students in the science of injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation related to sport injuries. Students will receive hands-on experience with evaluations of sport-related injuries, various taping and wrapping techniques, and rehabilitation, as well as the proper techniques and procedures for emergency situations.

    Course No. 7273

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Pass STAAR EOC exams and have credits to graduate on time.;
    Special Notes: This course may be taken for elective credit.


    SPORTS MEDICINE II

    Course Description: This course provides an in-depth study and application of the components of sports medicine including, but not limited to basic rehabilitative techniques; therapeutic modalities; wound care, taping and bandaging techniques; prevention, recognition, and care of musculoskeletal injuries; injuries to the young athlete; drugs in sports; and modern issues in sports medicine. Individualized and independent assignments will be included in this course.

    Course No. 7274

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology and Health or its equivalency. Teacher recommendation.;
    Special Notes: This course may be taken for elective credit.


    STUDENT AIDE

    Course Description: Students are assigned to work in an office or for a teacher.

    Course No. 7634

    Credits: 0

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: See counselor


    STUDENT AIDE

    Course Description: Students are assigned to work in an office or for a teacher.

    Course No. 7635

    Credits: 0

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: See counselor


    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS - JROTC I

    Course Description: A one-to-four-year course designed to motivate young people to be better citizens through (1)Strengthening their character through the teaching of values associated with service life. (2) Developing the ability to logically arrange thoughts and communicate effectively, orally and in writing. (3) Developing the basic life skills necessary to work effectively as a team member. (4) Developing their leadership potential. (5) Promoting and understanding the historical role of the citizen soldier in a

    Course No. 7501

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: See requirements in description.;
    Special Notes:


    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS - JROTC II

    Course Description: A one-to-four-year course designed to motivate young people to be better citizens through (1) Strengthening their character through the teaching of values associated with service life. (2) Developing the ability to logically arrange thoughts and communicate effectively, orally and in writing. (3) Developing the basic life skills necessary to work effectively as a team member. (4) Developing their leadership potential. (5) Promoting and understanding the historical role of the citizen soldier in

    Course No. 7502

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: The prerequisites for each JROTC level is the successful completion of the previous level, less JROTC I.;
    Special Notes:


    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS - JROTC III

    Course Description: A one-to-four-year course designed to motivate young people to be better citizens through (1) Strengthening their character through the teaching of values associated with service life. (2) Developing the ability to logically arrange thoughts and communicate effectively, orally and in writing. (3) Developing the basic life skills necessary to work effectively as a team member. (4) Developing their leadership potential and interpersonal relationship skills. (5) Developing an appreciation of the va

    Course No. 7503

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: The prerequisites for each JROTC level are the successful completion of the previous level, less JROTC I.;
    Special Notes:


    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS - JROTC IV

    Course Description: A one-to-four-year course designed to motivate young people to be better citizens through (1) Strengthening their character through the application of values and life skills. (2) Developing the ability to logically arrange thoughts and communicate effectively, orally and in writing. (3) Developing the basic life skills necessary to work effectively as a team member. (4) Applying their leadership principles and planning skills. (5) Developing an appreciation of the values of physical and mental f

    Course No. 7504

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: The prerequisites for each JROTC level are the successful completion of the previous level, less JROTC I.;
    Special Notes:


    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS - JROTC STAFF

    Course Description: These students assist the commanders with ROTC organizational duties and application of the principles of leadership.

    Course No. 7506

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ROTC Commander recommendation.;
    Special Notes:


    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS - RIFLE/DRILL

    Course Description: A one-to-four-year course designed to assist students in becoming more accomplished in skills required for JROTC integrated curricular competition events (Drill Team, Color Guard, Marksmanship, Orienteering, and Raider Skills) through (1) Developing techniques and skills to become highly competitive in one of the JROTC integrated curricular events. (2) Developing leadership and instructional techniques to assist in coaching other team members. (3)Designing training programs to accomplish the des

    Course No. 7505

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Must be formally enrolled in Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program (NEISD No. 7501, 7502, 7503, 7504) and SAI approval;
    Special Notes:


    PEER ASSISTANCE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE I

    Course Description: The Peer Assistance Leadership and Service (PALS) course is for selected high school students who are trained in community service, conflict resolution, and as peer helpers to work with other students either on their own and/or feeder middle or elementary schools.

    Course No. 7620

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Selection Process, Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    PEER ASSISTANCE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE II

    Course Description: This Peer Assistance and Leadership and Service (PALS) course is for second year PALS students only. It is an in-depth continuation of the skills and services provided in Peer Assistance Leadership and Service (PALS). (7620)

    Course No. 7621

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Completion of Peer Assistance Leadership and Service, Teacher Recommendation, Selection Process;
    Special Notes:


    PEER TUTORING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    Course Description: The peer tutoring course is an elective option for students who wish to have an opportunity for service in educational programming of students with disabilities. Peer tutors are an integral part of a community-referenced and activity-based program which addresses the needs of adolescents with disabilities as they prepare to meet the post-high-school world.

    Course No. 7640

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    PEER TUTORING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    Course Description: The peer tutoring course is an elective option for students who wish to have an opportunity for service in educational programming of handicapped students. Peer tutors are an integral part of a community-referenced and activity-based program which addresses the needs of adolescents with disabilities as they prepare to meet the post-high-school world.

    Course No. 7641

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STUDENT COUNCIL

    Course Description: This course provides elected Student Council representatives with the opportunity to develop organizational and communication skills in the performance of their duties.

    Course No. 7612

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STUDENT GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP I

    Course Description: This course provides an opportunity to study, practice, and develop group leadership and organizational skills. These skills include but are not limited to decision-making skills, problem-solving techniques, communication skills, leadership roles, human-relations skills, and understanding the need for social intelligence and civic responsibility. Students put into practice the skills learned while dealing with the school administration, the students, and the community. The content focuses on com

    Course No. 7611

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation;
    Special Notes: This is an Elective course only.


    Physical Education

    LIFETIME FITNESS AND WELLNESS PURSUITS

    Course Description: 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.

    Course No. 7215

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.


    LIFETIME RECREATION & OUTDOOR PURSUITS

    Course Description: The Lifetime Recreation and Outdoor Pursuits course provides opportunities to develop competency in five or more life-long recreational and outdoor pursuits for enjoyment and challenge. Students in Lifetime Recreation and Outdoor Pursuits will participate in activities that promote physical literacy, promote respect for and connection to nature and the environment, and promote opportunities for enjoyment for a lifetime. Students will experience opportunities that enhance self-worth and support c

    Course No. 7216

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.


    SKILL-BASED LIFETIME ACTIVITIES

    Course Description: 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 will experience opportunities that promote physical literacy and lifetime wellness.

    Course No. 7217

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.


    Health

    HEALTH EDUCATION

    Course Description: Health is a required course designed to be taken in the first years of high school. It includes the study of the human body and the functions of the systems, drug abuse, first aid, CPR, diseases, pollution and its effects, nutrition, exercise, health agencies and sex education.

    Course No. 7101

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    Reading

    ACADEMIC LITERACY I

    Course Description: This course offers students reading instruction to successfully navigate academic demands as well as attain life-long literacy skills. Specific instruction in word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, and fluency provides students an opportunity to read with competence, confidence, and understanding. Students learn how traditional and electronic texts are organized and how authors choose language for effect. All of these strategies are applied in instructional-level and independent

    Course No. 1641

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: Referral by parent, teacher, or counselor;
    Special Notes:


    ACADEMIC LITERACY II

    Course Description: This course continues to offer students reading instruction to successfully navigate academic demands as well as attain life-long literacy skills. Specific instruction in word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, and fluency provides students an opportunity to read with competence, confidence, and understanding. Students learn how traditional and electronic texts are organized and how authors choose language for effect. All of these strategies are applied in instructional-level and

    Course No. 1642

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-11

    Prerequisites: Parent, teacher, or counselor; Academic Literacy I
    Special Notes:


    ACADEMIC LITERACY III

    Course Description: This course continues to offer students reading instruction to successfully navigate academic demands as well as attain life-long literacy skills. Specific instruction in word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, and fluency provides students an opportunity to read with competence, confidence, and understanding. Students learn how traditional and electronic texts are organized and how authors choose language for effect. All of these strategies are applied in instructional-level and

    Course No. 1643

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Parent, teacher, or counselor; Academic Literacy II
    Special Notes:


    READING RESOURCE I

    Course Description: Reading Resource I is a special education setting language arts course designed to supplement placement in an English class. Strong emphasis will be placed on phonetic and structural analysis, vocabulary development and comprehension skills. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, pacing and materials of the general education curriculum may be modified to meet individual needs of students. This course counts as an elective credit.

    Course No. 1617

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    READING RESOURCE II

    Course Description: Reading Resource II is a special education setting language arts course designed to supplement placement in an English class. Strong emphasis will be placed on phonetic and structural analysis, vocabulary development and comprehension skills. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, pacing and materials of the general education curriculum may be modified to meet individual needs of students. This course counts as an elective credit.

    Course No. 1618

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    READING RESOURCE III

    Course Description: Reading Resource III is a special education language arts course designed to supplement placement in an English class. Strong emphasis will be placed on phonetic and structural analysis, vocabulary development and comprehension skills. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, pacing and materials of the general education curriculum may be modified to meet individual needs of students. This course counts as an elective credit.

    Course No. 1619

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    Science

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY

    Course Description: This course follows the College Board Advanced Placement guidelines in preparation for the AP exam through which students may receive college credit. Concepts presented at the college level include: biochemistry; cytology; bioenergetics; genetics; evolution; ecology and animal and plant systems. Student investigations emphasize accurate observations, collection of data, data analysis and the safe manipulation of advanced scientific apparatus and materials during field and laboratory investigatio

    Course No. 3243

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; NEISD Recommended: Biology NEISD Recommended: Chemistry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY (ONRAMPS)

    Course Description: This year-long course explores three big ideas of biology: the structure and function of biomolecules, the flow of energy through living systems via photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and how genetic information is expressed and transmitted both within and between cells. Students will experience high quality curriculum designed by the faculty at UT Austin. Student will have the opportunity to earn 4 College Credits (3 lecture, 1 lab) through the University of Texas at Austin.

    Course No. 3242

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: TEKS-based High School Biology and TEKS-based High School Chemistry;
    Special Notes: This course ma count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY

    Course Description: This course follows the College Board Advanced Placement guidelines in preparation for the AP exam through which students may receive college credit. Concepts presented at the college level include inorganic and organic chemistry; quantitative and qualitative analysis; reaction rates and thermodynamics. The laboratory program will present both confirmatory activities and inquiry investigations. Through laboratory experiences, students will gain an operational definition of the concepts and princ

    Course No. 3343

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; NEISD Recommended: Biology NEISD Recommended: Chemistry Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE

    Course Description: This course follows the College Board Advanced Placement guidelines in preparation for the AP exam through which students may receive college credit. This course extends and deepens the topics covered in Environmental Systems and includes a strong emphasis on methodologies required to understand the relationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, to evaluate risks associated with these problems and to examine solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Ind

    Course No. 3743

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: NEISD Recommended: 2 Science credits; Algebra I
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1 (ALGEBRA BASED)

    Course Description: AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.

    Course No. 3444

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: (Current enrollment or completion of Precalculus is highly recommended); NEISD Recommended - Completion of Geometry NEISD Recommended - Completion of Algebra II 2323
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans or an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1 (ONRAMPS)

    Course Description: This is an algebra-based (non-calculus) course in mechanics that fulfills a college level general physics requirement. Proficiency in algebra and geometry is assumed. Students will practice problem-solving and analyzing physical situations involving motion, force, energy, rotations, heat, oscillations, waves, and sound. They will explore concepts in small groups, develop ideas, and explain them. The course lays the groundwork for college majors including engineering, physics, chemistry, or mathe

    Course No. 3447

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: UT Recommended: Algebra II or Pre-Calculus; UT Required: Algebra I UT Required: Geometry
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans or an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans. Students may need extra practice in electric charge, electric force, and DC circuits to be successful on AP Physics 1 College Board Exam.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2 (ALGEBRA BASED)

    Course Description: The AP Physics 2 course is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

    Course No. 3445

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: State Recommended: Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 or a comparable physics introductory course. State Recommended corequisite: precalculus or an equivalent course.;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2 (ONRAMPS)

    Course Description: Students will explore how electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic effects arise from static, uniformly moving, and accelerating charges, respectively. Students will obtain practical experience with electrical circuits and optical devices, while also investigating modern physical phenomena including quanta of light (photons) and the properties of the atomic nucleus. Students will appreciate how scientific inquiry reveals the fundamental principles of the universe and how these principles are appl

    Course No. 3448

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: UT Required: TEKS-based Physics, Algebra II, and Geometry, UT Recommended: OnRamps PHY 302K, AP Physics I, Honors Physics or PHYS 1301, Pre-Calculus;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans. Students may need extra practice in fluids and thermodynamics to be successful on AP Physics 1 College Board Exam.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS C: MECHANICS

    Course Description: The Physics C: Mechanics course is equivalent to a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course. It is especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as kinematics; Newton's laws of motion; work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course

    Course No. 3443

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: State Required: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a Calculus course;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an advanced science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    AQUATIC SCIENCE

    Course Description: Aquatic science is the study of the interaction between the physical, biological and chemical components of the aquatic environment, including the adaptations of the organisms that live there. This study includes oceanic and fresh water ecosystems with particular emphasis on Texas aquatic environments; the role of cycles within aquatic environments; interrelationships among aquatic species, their habitats, and ecosystems; and the geological phenomena and fluid dynamics of aquatic environments. S

    Course No. 3652

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; State Required: Biology NEISD Recommended - Chemistry or concurrent enrollment.
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ASTRONOMY

    Course Description: Astronomy is the study of the position, motion, composition, structure and history of objects in the universe and the physical laws that govern them. Topics include scientific theories of the evolution of the universe; characteristics and the life cycle of stars; exploration of the universe; role of the Sun in our Solar System; planets; and the orientation and placement of the Earth. Student investigations emphasize accurate observations, collection of data, data analysis and the safe manipulati

    Course No. 3650

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: NEISD Recommended - 2 science credits, including Biology and IPC or Chemistry or Physics;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    BIOLOGY

    Course Description: This course is a study of the fundamentals of biological science. Students in biology study a variety of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment. Student investigations emphasize accurate observations, collection of data, d

    Course No. 3223

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-11

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    BIOLOGY HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics covered in biology, including a strong emphasis on field and laboratory investigations and may include research activities in preparation for Advanced Placement Biology.

    Course No. 3233

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    CHEMISTRY

    Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to chemistry at the TEKS level and includes abstract and quantitative aspects of chemistry. Technology is incorporated as appropriate to support the study of specific topics. Chemistry is the study of the structure, composition and behavior of matter. Students study a variety of topics that include: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases;

    Course No. 3323

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: State Required: 1 Science credit and Algebra I NEISD Recommended: Completion or concurrent enrollment in second year of math;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a Laboratory Science or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    CHEMISTRY HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics covered in Chemistry and includes a strong emphasis on laboratory investigations and may include research activities in preparation for Advanced Placement Chemistry.

    Course No. 3333

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: State Required: 1 science credit and Algebra I NEISD Recommended: Biology and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a Laboratory Science or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

    Course Description: A science elective course designed to build on prior scientific knowledge and skills to develop understanding of earth's systems in space and time.

    Course No. 3330

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: State Required: 3 units of Science, one may be taken concurrently and 3 units of Mathematics, one may be taken concurrently;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ENVIROMENTAL SYSTEMS

    Course Description: This course is designed to enable a better understanding of man's impact on our surroundings and the environmental needs of the future. Students study a variety of topics that include 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;

    Course No. 3656

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: NEISD Recommended: 2 science credits, including Biology and IPC or Chemistry or Physics;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a fourth-year science credit on the Recommended and Distinguished Graduation Plans, or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    INTREGRATED PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY (IPC)

    Course Description: This course integrates the disciplines of physics and chemistry at the introductory level. Topics studied include force and motion; waves; energy transformations; properties of matter; changes in matter and solution chemistry. Students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. This course is not recommended for students who have successfully completed chemistry or

    Course No. 3123

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-10

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: This course does not count for Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Must be taken before Chemistry and Physics on the Recommended Graduation Plan. This course can count as a laboratory science class on the Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    Course Description: Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-based compounds. In this course you will learn about the basic structure, naming, functions, and reactions of various classes of organic compounds. This course will review the importance of bonding and focus on alkanes and cycloalkanes, akenes and alkynes, aromatic compounds, halogen compounds, etc. We will also focus on the development of specific organic laboratory skills such as determining melting and boiling points and separation techniques. Througho

    Course No. 3328

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: NEISD Recommended: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry;
    Special Notes: This course will count as an elective credit.


    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    Course Description: Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-based compounds. In this course you will learn about the basic structure, naming, functions, and reactions of various classes of organic compounds. This course will review the importance of bonding and focus on alkanes and cycloalkanes, akenes and alkynes, aromatic compounds, halogen compounds, etc. We will also focus on the development of specific organic laboratory skills such as determining melting and boiling points and separation techniques. Througho

    Course No. 3318

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: NEISD Recommended: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry;
    Special Notes: This course will count as an elective credit.


    PHYSICS

    Course Description: In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific practices during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics will acquire fac

    Course No. 3423

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: State Required: Algebra I is suggested as a prerequisite or corequisite;
    Special Notes: This course may count as a Laboratory Science course or an Advanced Science course on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    PHYSICS HONORS

    Course Description: This course extends and deepens the topics covered in physics and includes a strong emphasis on field and laboratory investigations. In addition, this course includes problem solving with a focus on advanced mathematical applications and may include research activities in preparation for Physics AP.

    Course No. 3433

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; NEISD Recommended: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I
    Special Notes: This course may count as a Laboratory Science or as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    Course Description: Science and Technology (SciTech) is a high-level, hands-on science and engineering course. Through self and peer evaluation, SciTech requires students to interact verbally, in writing, and through improving the performance of devices.

    Course No. 3909

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: This course may count as an Advanced Science on Foundation and Endorsement Graduation Plans.


    STAAR PREP SCIENCE

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for successful completion of the STAAR End of Course examinations in science. The STAAR EOC objectives are re-taught using a variety of instructional methods to include classroom instruction and computer-based instruction. Instruction will be designed to meet the needs of each individual student.

    Course No. 1106

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Counselor Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STAAR SUCCESS IN SCIENCE

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who are in need of improving content and process knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics in preparation for the Biology EOC. This laboratory-based course will provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of fundamental science concepts by engaging in extended laboratory investigations. Investigations are framed in the context of real-world applications of scientific concepts.

    Course No. 1006

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Counselor Recommendation;
    Special Notes: This course will NOT count toward state graduation requirements.


    STAAR SUCCESS IN SCIENCE

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who are in need of improving content and process knowledge in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in preparation for the Biology EOC. This laboratory-based course will provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of fundamental science concepts by engaging in extended laboratory investigations. Investigations are framed in the context of real-world applications of scientific concepts.

    Course No. 1007

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Counselor Recommendation;
    Special Notes: This course will NOT count toward state graduation requirements.


    Social Studies

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in Comparative Government. Comparative government and politics provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of some of the world's diverse political structures and practices. This course will encompass the study of selected countries and their governments and general concepts used to interpret the political relationships and institutions found in virtually all national politics. The countries of Great Britain, France,

    Course No. 4826

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Recommended - At least two credits in Social Studies.;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT EUROPEAN HISTORY

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in European History. It is designed to teach students the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in European History. Students will learn to assess historical materials - their reliability, and the importance - and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. Students will be expected to demonstrate individual initiative continually through independent researc

    Course No. 4221

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended: World Geography Recommended: World History
    Special Notes: This course does not fulfill the World History graduation requirement.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in Geography. An introduction to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, and the use and alteration of earth's surface. Students employ spatial concept and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.

    Course No. 4123

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: This full year course satisfies the World Geography credit needed for graduation.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in Geography. An introduction to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, and the use and alteration of earth's surface. Students employ spatial concept and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.

    Course No. 4122

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: This semester course may be used to meet only elective course requirements.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT MACRO ECONOMICS

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in Economics. Macro-Economics is intended to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. This course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination and will also develop the students' familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth and international economics. It is recommended that a student first successfully complete either Econom

    Course No. 4811

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Recommended: At least two credits in Social Studies;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required. This course counts for economics graduation credit.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT MICRO ECONOMICS

    Course Description: This is an introductory college course in Economics. This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of the product markets and includes the study of factor markets and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

    Course No. 4812

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Recommended: At least two credits in Social Studies;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required. This course counts for economics graduation credit.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY

    Course Description: This is an introductory college course in psychology, providing students with a learning experience commensurate with a college introductory course. This course will introduce students to the systemic and scientific study of behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. They will be exposed to major sub fields within psychological pedagogy. This course is ideally suited for those students planning a major in Liberal Arts at the college level, or for those who are seeking advance sta

    Course No. 4829

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Recommended: At least two Social Studies credits;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT RESEARCH

    Course Description: AP Research is an interdisciplinary course that encourages student to demonstrate critical thinking and encourages academic research skills on a topic of student’s choosing. Building on learned skills in AP Seminar, students deeply explore an academic problem, topic, or issue of individual interest. Students will design, plan and conduct a year-long research based investigation to address research question.

    Course No. 4131

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: AP Seminar;
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SEMINAR

    Course Description: 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. Students learn to investigate a problem or issue, analyze arguments, compare different perspectives, synthesize information from multiple sources, and work alone and in a group to communicate their ideas.

    Course No. 4130

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Model UN participation during the previous year;
    Special Notes: Not offered at all campuses


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT US GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in American Government. The course is designed to examine, in depth, the foundations of the American political system through an extensive review of the nation's Constitution, its three branches of government, the policy making process of the government, the growth and development of political institutions and parties, the influence of the bureaucracy and media on policy making and a study of state and local government structures. Emphasis in the course

    Course No. 4350

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Recommended: At least two credits in Social Studies;
    Special Notes: NOTE: This course does satisfy U.S. Government credit for graduation.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT US HISTORY

    Course Description: This is a college-level course that covers U.S. History from exploration to current times. The course is designed to cover U.S. historical, cultural, social, and political events that have played a significant part in the development of the history of the United States. This course is ideally suited for those students planning to major in Liberal Arts at the college level or for those who are seeking advanced standing in college studies through the passage of the Advanced Placement Exam, CLEP or

    Course No. 4115

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: This course does satisfy U.S. History credit for graduation


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT US HISTORY (ONRAMPS)

    Course Description: This college-level dual enrollment course from UT Austin brings the college experience to high school using classwork designed by UT Austin faculty and delivered by campus teachers. In these two sequential first-year college courses, students study significant themes to uncover the range and depth of the American story. Using lectures, primary and secondary readings, videos, maps, and other graphics, students work both independently and collaboratively to develop the critical thinking skills to

    Course No. 4119

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; English II (concurrent or pre-requisite)
    Special Notes: This course does satisfy U.S. History credit for graduation


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY

    Course Description: This is a first-year college level course in History. AP World History is designed 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 its cause and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge deployed in conjunction with leading interpretive issues and types of histor

    Course No. 4215

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    ANTHROPOLOGY

    Course Description: A survey of physical and cultural human development. In a seminar setting, the course will introduce the student to the four major branches of Anthropology: physical, social (cultural), linguistics and archaeology.

    Course No. 4828

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended: World Geography Recommended: World History
    Special Notes: Please be advised that the theory of human evolution will be discussed in this course.


    ECONOMICS: EMPHASIS ON THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

    Course Description: This course provides opportunities for students to study basic principles concerning production, consumption and distribution of goods and services. Content builds an understanding of the essential components and benefits of the free enterprise system. Students study such concepts as scarcity, economic interdependence, the market system, prices, economic stability and growth. Students examine the role of government in the American economic system and explore selected aspects of international eco

    Course No. 4822

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12


    ETHNIC STUDIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Course Description: In Ethnic Studies: African American Studies, students learn about the history and cultural contributions of African Americans. This course is designed to assist students in understanding issues and events from multiple perspectives. This course develops an understanding of the historical roots of African American culture, especially as it pertains to social, economic, and political interactions within the broader context of United States history. It requires an analysis of important ideas, socia

    Course No. 4223

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    ETHNIC STUDIES: MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Course Description: In Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies, an elective course, students learn about the historical economic, political, scientific, and cultural contributions of Mexican Americans to the United States of America. Students explore history, economics, politics, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources to analyze contemporary Mexican American issues. This course emphasizes eve

    Course No. 4222

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY

    Course Description: Personal Financial Literacy will help students learn to make sound, informed financial decisions. Personal Financial Literacy is designed to be an interactive and research-based course. The course will teach students to apply critical-thinking and problem- solving skills to decisions involving earning and spending money, saving and investing money, credit and borrowing, insuring and protecting, and college and post-secondary education and training. In this course students will learn how to apply

    Course No. 4815

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    PHYCHOLOGY

    Course Description: The study of psychology is based on an historical framework that relies on effective collection and analysis of data. Students study such topics as theories of human development, personality, motivation and learning. This course gives students the opportunity to study individual and group psychology. Students learn how the knowledge, methods and theories of psychologists apply to analyzing human behavior. Course content is organized to help students develop critical attitudes toward superficial

    Course No. 4830

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SOCIOLOGY

    Course Description: This course includes the nature of sociology, culture, socialization, groups and institutions, communications and cultural development and change. The concepts will remain constant; however, the content may vary depending on student interest. The students will have an opportunity to explore the major tools of the science of sociology. These will include, but are not limited to, analyzing types of groups and interaction among groups, understanding the impact of media on groups and analyzing the i

    Course No. 4831

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SOCIAL STUDIES: MODEL UN

    Course Description: Students in Model UN are expected to prepare for and attend a national or international level conference. Students are required to compile a detailed briefing of an assigned nation's foreign policy, recent political history and domestic and international issues that the assigned nation considers of immediate importance. Students are also expected to become an expert on one area of international importance. Research completed on this issue will become the background documentation for use during a

    Course No. 4835

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required.


    SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SOCIAL STUDIES: MODEL UN II

    Course Description: Building on the first-year course, students in Model UN II are expected to prepare for and attend a national or international level conference. Students are required to compile a detailed briefing of an assigned nation's foreign policy, recent political history, and domestic and international issues that the assigned nation considers of immediate importance. Students are also expected to become an expert on one area of international importance. Research completed on this issue will become the ba

    Course No. 4850

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required.


    SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SOCIAL STUDIES: MODEL UN III

    Course Description: Students will build an understanding of the myriad of issues on the world's agenda, and the role played by each Model UN representative when discussing international issues. Students will select topics for and participate in at least one school-based Model UN conference simulation. Their participation requires that they chair one committee. The student will also prepare for at least one national or international conference, acting as the coordinating or lead delegate. The student will review a r

    Course No. 4851

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required.


    SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SOCIOLOGY

    Course Description: An advanced level sociology course in which topics change according to current and relevant issues. The course studies sociology as a discipline within the Social Studies framework. Current events are an integral part of the course, along with the definition, theory and interpretation of social problems.

    Course No. 4832

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Sociology;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: AREA STUDIES

    Course Description: This course is designed to immerse students in the study of a region of the world (ex. Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East) including its history, culture, language and political structures. This course can be repeated with different area focuses as long as the student does not exceed 2.0 credits in all Special Topic courses.

    Course No. 4854

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Recommended: World History
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: AREA STUDIES II

    Course Description: This course is designed to immerse students in the study of a region of the world including its history, culture, language and political structures.

    Course No. 4838

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN U.S. HISTORY

    Course Description: Many recent events have greatly influenced our thinking about the United States, its culture, government, and role in the world. Some of these events are the use of the atomic bomb on Japan to end World War II, the communist witch-hunts of the 1950s (McCarthyism) the Cold War, the assassinations of the 1960s, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the collapse of the Soviet empire, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the resulting war on terrorism. This one-semester course will explore these e

    Course No. 4845

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: ETHICS, ECONOMY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Course Description: This is an advanced social studies course combining the principles of economics, ethics, and entrepreneurship. Economy is our framework for cooperation. The study of entrepreneurship revolves around the skills and aptitudes necessary to leverage initiative into successful outcomes, whether as a small business owner, an employee, or a volunteer. Ethics is the subject of how to live in the world so that it is better with us than without us. How do we harness self-interest so that it creates value

    Course No. 4821

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

    Course Description: In this course, students will examine and explore current events (one for each nine weeks). Students will research and analyze the geographic, historical and cultural aspects of the topic and predict how today's events will impact tomorrow.

    Course No. 4849

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: History Fair Presentation


    SPECIAL TOPICS: LOCAL AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS

    Course Description: This course is designed so that students will study a social issue in depth and relate it to their own local community. This is an advanced social studies course in which topics may change year to year according to current and relevant issues. To understand issues, students will explore the culture, geography, and history of the course topics.

    Course No. 4839

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12


    SPECIAL TOPICS: MODEL UN I

    Course Description: This course utilizes an international approach to examining the yearly issues/topics being addressed by the United Nations. Students will conduct extensive research on topics of international concern and will practice, in simulations, the United Nations deliberations through programs in the United States and Mexico.

    Course No. 4847

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: A summer reading program may be required.


    SPECIAL TOPICS: MODERN EAST ASIA STUDIES

    Course Description: Modern East Asia Studies is a college-level course that covers developments in China, Japan, Korea and to a lesser extent, Central Asia and Indochina in the modern era. The course will begin with the end of the Mongol period and advance to present times. The objective will be for students to achieve an understanding of the cultural traditions and events that shape Asian responses to European Imperialism. The course will conclude with a view of the idea of the Twenty-First Century as the Pacific

    Course No. 4855

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12


    SPECIAL TOPICS: PHILOSOPHY

    Course Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to philosophy. The arguments of both ancient and modern philosophers will be studied, and students will develop their own responses to philosophical questions in reference to life, the universe, morality and the nature of man.

    Course No. 4837

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: U.S. MILITARY HISTORY: 1607-1898

    Course Description: This course introduces the military history of the United States through a survey of its pivotal wars. The course includes an overview of each war, its important battles, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces and a look at the individuals involved in each conflict. Topics will include colonial wars, the Revolution, the War of 1812, the US-Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and major Indian wars.

    Course No. 4856

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SPECIAL TOPICS: U.S. MILITARY HISTORY: 1898 - PRESENT

    Course Description: This course introduces the military history of the United States through a survey of its pivotal wars. The course includes an overview of each war, its important battles, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces and a look at the individuals involved in each conflict. Topics will include World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the First and Second Gulf Wars.

    Course No. 4857

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    STAAR PREP SS1

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for successful completion of the STAAR End of Course examinations in social studies. The STAAR EOC objectives are re-taught using a variety of instructional methods to include classroom instruction and computer- based instruction. Instruction will be designed to meet the needs of each individual student.

    Course No. 1104

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Counselor Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STAAR PREP SS2

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for successful completion of the STAAR End of Course examinations in social studies. The STAAR EOC objectives are re-taught using a variety of instructional methods to include classroom instruction and computer- based instruction. Instruction will be designed to meet the needs of each individual student.

    Course No. 1105

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Counselor Recommendation;
    Special Notes:


    STAAR SUCCESS IN SOCIAL STUDIES

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for successful completion of the US History EOC exam. The five STAAR objectives are re-taught using a variety of instructional methods to include classroom instruction and computer-based instruction. Instruction will be designed to meet the learning needs of each individual student.

    Course No. 1008

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    U.S. STUDIES SINCE RECONSTRUCTION

    Course Description: In this course, which is the second part of a two-year study of United States history that begins in grade 8, 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. Students examine the impact of geographic factors

    Course No. 4113

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: ; World Geography World History
    Special Notes:


    UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

    Course Description: In U.S. Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, function and powers of government at the national, state and local levels. This course is the culmination of the civic and governmental content and concepts studies from kindergarten through required secondary courses. This course provides an opportunity to study in depth the foundation of the United States political system; to analyze the political institutions, processe

    Course No. 4346

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12


    WORLD GEOGRAPHY

    Course Description: 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. A significant portion of the course centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, climates and ecosystems and interrelationships; the political, economic and social processes t

    Course No. 4120

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    WORLD HISTORY STUDIES

    Course Description: This course offers an overview of the entire history of humankind. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems. Students analyze the process by which democratic-r

    Course No. 4213

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12


    Special Education

    ADAPTED LIFETIME AND WELLNESS PURSUITS

    Course Description: This program is designed for students who require significant modification to the PE TEKS as determined by ARD committee. Individualized testing and instruction include developmental games, remedial exercises, motor tasks, special exercises as prescribed by a physician or physical therapist, and recreational skills for leisure sports.

    Course No. 7203

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ADAPTIVE SKILLS (ADAPT 18-21)

    Course Description: Adaptive Skills (18-21) courses focus on self-determination, scheduling, and participating in a community based personal or recreational activity with direct instruction in the community toward the student's post-secondary goals.

    Course No. 7811

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ALGEBRA I

    Course Description: ALE Algebra I is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Algebra I through an alternate curriculum. Students learn to use a variety of representations, tools and technology to solve meaningful problems.

    Course No. 2001

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ALGEBRAIC REASONING

    Course Description: ALE Algebraic Reasoning is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education course setting incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Algebra II through an alternate curriculum. Students study algebraic concepts and their relationships. They will learn to use a variety of representations, tools and technology to solve meaningful problems.

    Course No. 2004

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE BIOLOGY

    Course Description: ALE Biology is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Biology through an alternate curriculum. Student investigations include observations, collection of data, data analysis and some laboratory investigations.

    Course No. 3001

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE CHEMISTRY

    Course Description: ALE Chemistry is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Chemistry through an alternate curriculum. Student investigations include observations, collection of data, data analysis and some laboratory investigations.

    Course No. 3003

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS

    Course Description: ALE Communication Applications will focus on helping students develop the fundamental skills necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of modes with an emphasis on listening, speaking, discussing, planning, presenting and assessing. In this special education setting, the students will develop the skills to assist them in becoming an effective communicator in the classroom, on the job and/or in the community.

    Course No. 5808

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE DAILY LIVING

    Course Description: ALE Daily Living is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires this course. This special education setting course focuses on development of daily living skills and self-help in order to foster independence.

    Course No. 7824

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ECONOMICS

    Course Description: ALE Economics is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Economics through an alternate curriculum. This course provides opportunities for students to study basic principles concerning production, consumption and distribution of goods and services.

    Course No. 4005

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ENGLISH I

    Course Description: ALE English I is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course is designed to teach functional English skills related to everyday living experiences. English I incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for English I through an alternate curriculum. Areas covered throughout the year include reading/literary study, writing, o

    Course No. 1011

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ENGLISH II

    Course Description: ALE English II is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course is designed to teach functional English skills related to everyday living experiences. English II incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for English II through an alternate curriculum. Areas covered throughout the year include reading/literary study, writing

    Course No. 1012

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ENGLISH III

    Course Description: ALE English III is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course is designed to teach functional English skills related to everyday living experiences. English III incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for English III through an alternate curriculum. Areas covered throughout the year include reading/literary study, writ

    Course No. 1013

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ENGLISH IV

    Course Description: ALE English IV is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires this course. This special education setting course is designed to teach functional English skills related to everyday living experiences. English IV incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for English IV through an alternate curriculum. Areas covered throughout the year include reading/literary study, wr

    Course No. 1014

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE

    Course Description: ALE Environmental Science is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Environmental Science through an alternate curriculum. This course is designed to enable a better understanding of man's impact on his surroundings and the environmental needs of the future.

    Course No. 3004

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE GEOMETRY

    Course Description: ALE Geometry is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Geometry through an alternate curriculum. Geometry students solve meaningful problems using geometric ideas, relationships and properties.

    Course No. 2002

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE GOVERNMENT

    Course Description: ALE Government is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Government through an alternate curriculum. In Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, function and powers of government at the national,

    Course No. 4004

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE HEALTH

    Course Description: ALE Health is a special education setting course designed to address health issues including personal hygiene, emotions, behavior, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, CPR, sex education, and safety as appropriate for each student and as determined by the ARD/IEP committee.

    Course No. 7106

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE IPC

    Course Description: ALE IPC is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for IPC through an alternate curriculum. Student investigations include observations, collection of data, data analysis and some laboratory investigations.

    Course No. 3002

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE MATH MODELS

    Course Description: ALE Math Models is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for Math Models through an alternate curriculum. In this course, students learn to use mathematical methods to model and solve real-life applied problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, music, design and scien

    Course No. 2003

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE READING I

    Course Description: ALE Reading I is designed to teach the student functional reading skills related to everyday living experiences. Emphasis is placed on development of basic reading skills, reading comprehension and learning signs and symbols used in the community.

    Course No. 1625

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE READING II

    Course Description: ALE Reading II is designed to teach the student functional reading skills related to everyday living experiences and post-secondary goals. Strong emphasis will be placed on sight word recognition, vocabulary development and comprehension skills. TEKS, pacing and materials will be modified to meet individual needs of the student.

    Course No. 1626

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE READING III

    Course Description: ALE Reading III is designed to teach the student functional reading skills related to everyday living experiences and post-secondary goals. Strong emphasis will be placed on sight word recognition, vocabulary development and comprehension skills. TEKS, pacing and materials will be modified to meet individual needs of the student.

    Course No. 1627

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE READING IV

    Course Description: ALE Reading IV is designed to teach the student functional reading skills related to everyday living experiences and post-secondary goals. Strong emphasis will be placed on sight word recognition, vocabulary development and comprehension skills. Technology and assistive technology will be used to bring the written word to students whose disability prevents them from reading in the traditional manner. TEKS, pacing and materials will be modified to meet individual needs of the student.

    Course No. 1628

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE US HISTORY

    Course Description: ALE US History is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for US History through an alternate curriculum. The course is designed to cover U.S. historical, cultural, social and political events that have played a significant part in the development of the history of the United

    Course No. 4003

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE WORLD GEOGRAPHY

    Course Description: ALE World Geography is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills for World Geography through an alternate curriculum. Students examine people, places, and environments on local, regional, national and international scales. Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills

    Course No. 4001

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    ALE WORLD HISTORY

    Course Description: ALE World History is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined the student requires this course. This special education setting course incorporates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of World History which are vertically aligned to prerequisite skills through an alternate curriculum. This course offers an overview of the history of humankind to include the study of significant people, events and issues from the earliest times to the present.

    Course No. 4002

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    APPLIED SKILLS I

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who are mainstreamed into a majority of general education classes. In this special education setting class, students receive remedial or tutorial assistance with their subjects. Emphasis is placed on developing study skills, organizational skills, problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills. In addition, students may receive support in coping with everyday problems through discussion or time-out periods. Behavior Management Plans are developed f

    Course No. 7806

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    APPLIED SKILLS II

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who are mainstreamed into a majority of general education classes. In this special education setting class, students receive remedial or tutorial assistance with their subjects. Emphasis is placed on developing study skills, organizational skills, problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills. In addition, students may receive support in coping with everyday problems through discussion or time-out periods. Behavior Management Plans are developed f

    Course No. 7807

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    APPLIED SKILLS III

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who are mainstreamed into a majority of general education classes. In this special education setting class, students receive remedial or tutorial assistance with their subjects. Emphasis is placed on developing study skills, organizational skills, problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills. In addition, students may receive support in coping with everyday problems through discussion or time-out periods. Behavior Management Plans are developed f

    Course No. 7808

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    APPLIED SKILLS IV

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who are mainstreamed into a majority of general education classes. In this special education setting class, students receive remedial or tutorial assistance with their subjects. Emphasis is placed on developing study skills, organizational skills, problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills. In addition, students may receive support in coping with everyday problems through discussion or time-out periods. Behavior Management Plans are developed f

    Course No. 7809

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    COMMUNITTY BEYOND (COM 18-21)

    Course Description: Community courses provide direct instruction of functional academics and adaptive/developmental skills in the student’s natural environment in alignment with the student's post-secondary goals.

    Course No. 7871

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: Age 18+

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    DOMESTICS (DOM 18-21)

    Course Description: Domestics (18-21) courses focus on direct instruction of independent living skills and/or budgeting and money management skills in the community in alignment with the student's post-secondary goals.

    Course No. 7892

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: Age 18+

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    NAVIGATING LIFE WITH HEARING LOSS

    Course Description: Navigating Life with Hearing Loss is for students receiving special education services whose ARD committee has determined that the student requires the course. In this special education setting class, students will receive 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

    Course No. 7801

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    READING RESOURCE IV

    Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student functional reading skills related to everyday living experiences. Typically, a carefully sequenced, highly repetitive sight word approach is used. Emphasis is placed on development of basic reading skills, reading comprehension, and learning signs and symbols used in the community.

    Course No. 1620

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    GENERAL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

    Course Description: Work-Based Learning courses are delivered through classroom and campus jobs that emphasize development of skills necessary for employment and will lead to the student's post-secondary goals. These courses prepare students for off-campus job sites and emphasize the development of skills necessary for placement in a work setting for students in special education Activities will include a combination of school and community-based instructional settings. Local employers provide training, NEISD Job C

    Course No. 7848

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    WORK-BASED LEARNING II

    Course Description: Work-Based Learning courses are delivered through classroom and campus jobs that emphasize development of skills necessary for employment and will lead to the student's post-secondary goals. These courses prepare students for off-campus job sites and emphasize the development of skills necessary for placement in a work setting for students in special education Activities will include a combination of school and community-based instructional settings. Local employers provide training, NEISD Job C

    Course No. 7849

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    WORK-BASED LEARNING III

    Course Description: Work-Based Learning courses are delivered through classroom and campus jobs that emphasize development of skills necessary for employment and will lead to the student's post-secondary goals. These courses prepare students for off-campus job sites and emphasize the development of skills necessary for placement in a work setting for students in special education Activities will include a combination of school and community-based instructional settings. Local employers provide training, NEISD Job C

    Course No. 4850

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    WORK-BASED LEARNING IV (WBL 18-21)

    Course Description: Work-Based Learning courses are delivered through classroom and campus jobs that emphasize development of skills necessary for employment and will lead to the student's post-secondary goals. These courses prepare students for off-campus job sites and emphasize the development of skills necessary for placement in a work setting for students in special education Activities will include a combination of school and community-based instructional settings. Local employers provide training, NEISD Job C

    Course No. 4851

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: Age 18+

    Prerequisites: Eligible Student Receiving Special Education Services; ARD/IEP Committee Determination;
    Special Notes:


    World Languages

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

    Course Description: American Sign Language I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language necessary to develop receptive and expressive skills. The culture and heritage of the hearing-impaired community is integrated into all aspects of the course. Student will develop confidence in using ASL to describe familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and school life. By the end of the first year of world language study, students should be able to understand and communi

    Course No. 5451

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: This course may count towards World Languages credit.


    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

    Course Description: American Sign Language II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary, grammatical structures, and syntax on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. In addition to understanding the deaf culture, students will learn how to interact competently and comfortably with hearing-impaired individuals. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understa

    Course No. 5452

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; American Sign Language I
    Special Notes: This course may count towards World Languages credit.


    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II HONORS

    Course Description: American Sign Language II is an expansion of the ASL II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency across the modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary, grammatical structures, and syntax on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. In addition to understanding the deaf culture, students will learn how to interact competently and comfortably with hearing-impaired individuals. By the end of the

    Course No. 5450

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; American Sign Language I
    Special Notes: This course may count towards World Languages credit.


    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III HONORS

    Course Description: The American Sign Language III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary, grammatical structures, and syntax on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. In addition to understanding the deaf culture, students will learn how to interact competently and comfortably with hearing-impaired individuals. By the end of the third year of world language, students should be

    Course No. 5453

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; American Sign Language II American Sign Language II Honors
    Special Notes: This course may count towards World Languages credit.


    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV HONORS

    Course Description: The American Sign Language IV Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication via receptive and expressive skills. Students will continue to learn vocabulary, grammatical structures, and syntax on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday situations. In addition to understanding the deaf culture, students will learn how to interact competently and comfortably with hearing-impaired individuals. By the end of the fourth year of world lan

    Course No. 5454

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; American Sign Language II American Sign Language II Honors
    Special Notes: This course may count towards World Languages credit.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHINESE LANGUAGE

    Course Description: The Advanced Placement Chinese Language course is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Chinese composition and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar and composition. The course will emphasize the use of Chinese for active communication and has the following objectives: 1) the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken and written Chinese; 2) the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of language structure to allow the comprehensi

    Course No. 5457

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Mandarin Chinese III Honors
    Special Notes: District Program offered at LEE High School. Academic transfer available to District Program at LEE High School. See counselor for information.


    MANDARIN CHINESE I

    Course Description: Mandarin Chinese I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language across the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. The culture and civilization of the Mandarin Chinese- speaking world is integrated into all aspects of the course. Student will develop confidence in using spoken Mandarin Chinese to describe familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and school life. By the end of the first year of world language stu

    Course No. 5445

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes: Course available at LEE and Reagan High Schools. Academic transfer available to District Program at LEE High School. See counselor for information.


    MANDARIN CHINESE II

    Course Description: Mandarin Chinese II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Chinese-speaking world. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target langua

    Course No. 5446

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Mandarin Chinese I
    Special Notes: Course available at LEE and Reagan High Schools. Academic transfer available to District Program at LEE High School. See counselor for information.


    MANDARIN CHINESE II HONORS

    Course Description: Mandarin Chinese II Honors is an expansion of the Mandarin Chinese II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Chinese-speaking world. By the end of the second year of H

    Course No. 5447

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Mandarin Chinese I
    Special Notes: Course available at LEE and Reagan High Schools. Academic transfer available to District Program at LEE High School. See counselor for information.


    MANDARIN CHINESE III HONORS

    Course Description: The Mandarin Chinese III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Chinese- speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the third year of Honors wo

    Course No. 5456

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Mandarin Chinese II Mandarin Chinese II Honors
    Special Notes: Course available at LEE and Reagan High Schools. Academic transfer available to District Program at LEE High School. See counselor for information.


    SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

    Course Description: This course will explore different languages and cultures through a project-based curriculum. This course will fulfill the graduation requirements for World Languages, but it will not count as a level II World Languages course and will not fulfill requirements for an endorsement. Students taking this course should contact the admissions office of their preferred college or university as it may not meet admissions requirements for all institutions of higher learning. Admission to this course is o

    Course No. 5440

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Credit for LOTE Level I;
    Special Notes: Admission to this course is obtained through a district form with approval from the level I LOTE teacher, the principal, and the parent or through a student's 504 or ARD committee.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH LANGUAGE

    Course Description: The Advanced Placement French Language course is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced French composition and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar and composition. The course will emphasize the use of French for active communication and has the following objectives: 1) the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken French; 2) the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of language structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of n

    Course No. 5045

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; French III or French III Honors or French IV Honors
    Special Notes:


    FRENCH I

    Course Description: French I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language across the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. The culture and civilization of the French-speaking world is integrated into all aspects of the course. Student will develop confidence in using spoken French to describe familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and school life. By the end of the first year of world language study, students should be able to

    Course No. 5013

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    FRENCH II

    Course Description: French II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target language at a nov

    Course No. 5023

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; French I
    Special Notes:


    FRENCH II HONORS

    Course Description: French II Honors is an expansion of the French II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world. By the end of the second year of Honors world language,

    Course No. 5024

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; French I
    Special Notes:


    FRENCH III HONORS

    Course Description: The French III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the third year of Honors world language

    Course No. 5034

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; French II French II Honors
    Special Notes:


    FRENCH IV HONORS

    Course Description: The French IV Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics necessary to communicate in everyday situations. Students will continue to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the fourth year of world language, students should be ab

    Course No. 5044

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; French III French III Honors
    Special Notes:


    FRENCH IV HONORS

    Course Description: The fifth year of French is an independent study course designed to continue the reading, writing, analysis and criticism of selected works in French. The skills of listening and speaking with fluency and accuracy are highly developed. This course should prepare students for advanced level study at the college/university level.

    Course No. 5054

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; French IV French IV Honors or AP French Language
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE

    Course Description: The Advanced Placement German Language course is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced German composition and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading, comprehension, grammar and composition. The course will emphasize the use of German for active communication and has the following objectives: 1) the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken German; 2) the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of language structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of

    Course No. 5145

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; German III German III Honors German IV Honors
    Special Notes:


    GERMAN I

    Course Description: German I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language across the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. The culture and civilization of the German-speaking world is integrated into all aspects of the course. Student will develop confidence in using spoken German to describe familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and school life. By the end of the first year of world language study, students should be able to

    Course No. 5113

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    GERMAN II

    Course Description: German II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the German-speaking world. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target language at a nov

    Course No. 5123

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: German I; German I
    Special Notes:


    GERMAN II HONORS

    Course Description: German II Honors is an expansion of the German II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the German-speaking world. By the end of the second year of Honors world language,

    Course No. 5124

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: German I; German I
    Special Notes:


    GERMAN III HONORS

    Course Description: The German III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the German-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the third year of Honors world language

    Course No. 5134

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; German II German II Honors
    Special Notes:


    GERMAN IV HONORS

    Course Description: The German IV Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics necessary to communicate in everyday situations. Students will continue to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the German-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the fourth year of world language, students should be ab

    Course No. 5144

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; German III German III Honors
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT JAPANESE LANGUAGE

    Course Description: The Advanced Placement Japanese Language course is the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Japanese composition and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar and composition. The course will emphasize the use of Japanese for active communication and has the following objectives: 1) the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken and written Japanese; 2) the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of language structure to allow the compreh

    Course No. 5444

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Japanese III Japanese III Honors
    Special Notes:


    JAPANESE I

    Course Description: Japanese I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language across the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. The culture and civilization of the Japanese-speaking world is integrated into all aspects of the course. Student will develop confidence in using spoken Japanese to describe familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and school life. By the end of the first year of world language study, students should be ab

    Course No. 5413

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ;
    Special Notes:


    JAPANESE II

    Course Description: Japanese II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Japanese-speaking world. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target language at a

    Course No. 5423

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Japanese I
    Special Notes:


    JAPANESE II HONORS

    Course Description: Japanese II Honors is an expansion of the Japanese II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Japanese-speaking world. By the end of the second year of Honors world lan

    Course No. 5424

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Japanese I
    Special Notes:


    JAPANESE III HONORS

    Course Description: The Japanese III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Japanese-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the third year of Honors world lang

    Course No. 5434

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Japanese II Japanese II Honors
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT LATIN

    Course Description: Latin Advanced Placement focuses on the reading and study of the Aeneid by Vergil and De Bello Gallico by Caesar. Students will be expected to develop the skills necessary to translate accurately from passages of Vergil and Caesar and to demonstrate knowledge of the grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students will also be required to analyze passages from the epic demonstrating and understanding of Vergil's literary techniques and use of meter, as well as Caesar's literary technique in writi

    Course No. 5252

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Latin III Latin III Honors Latin IV Honors
    Special Notes:


    LATIN - WORD POWER

    Course Description: This is a word power course designed to improve the student's vocabulary through the study of English prefixes, roots, and suffixes derived from Latin. The course helps to prepare students for college entrance examinations and college-level reading as well as familiarizing them with the terminologies for law, medicine and science. This course may be taken for elective credit.

    Course No. 5255

    Credits: 0.5

    Term: SEM

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Counselor Approval
    Special Notes:


    LATIN I

    Course Description: Latin I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language across the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. Vocabulary and grammar are studied in the context of reading passages into which cultural information has been carefully integrated. While the primary emphasis of Latin is on reading, students will learn how to pronounce Latin correctly in order to read passages and answer question about passages. By the end o

    Course No. 5213

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    LATIN II

    Course Description: Latin II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures to support comprehension of more complicated passages. Oral Latin is a skill used to help students understand reading selections. Cultural and world studies continue to be an integral part of the course. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target language at a novice high

    Course No. 5223

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12-Oct

    Prerequisites: ; Latin I
    Special Notes:


    LATIN II HONORS

    Course Description: Latin II Honors is an expansion of the Latin II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures to support comprehension of more complicated passages. Oral Latin is a skill used to help students understand reading selections. Cultural and world studies continue to be an integral part of the course. By the end of the second year of Honors world language, students

    Course No. 5224

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: Latin I; Latin I
    Special Notes:


    LATIN III HONORS

    Course Description: The Latin III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures to support comprehension of more complicated passages. Oral Latin is a skill used to help students understand reading selections. Cultural and world studies continue to be an integral part of the course. By the end of the third year of Honors world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target la

    Course No. 5234

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Latin II Latin II Honors 5224
    Special Notes:


    LANTIN IV HONORS

    Course Description: Latin IV Honors focuses on the reading and study of selections of Latin literature. Students will become familiar with Latin literary conventions and the individual styles of the authors studied. The study of Roman culture continues to develop from the readings.

    Course No. 5244

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Latin III Latin III Honors
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LANGUAGE

    Course Description: Advanced Placement Spanish Language covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Spanish composition and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar and composition. The course will emphasize the use of Spanish for active communication and has the following objectives: (1) the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish; (2) the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the easy accurate reading of newspaper an

    Course No. 5345

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish III or higher
    Special Notes:


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LITERATURE

    Course Description: The AP Spanish Literature course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Exam. The students read and analyze the works of specified authors orally and in writing. A high degree of fluency in Spanish is necessary for success in this course.

    Course No. 5346

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; AP Spanish Language Spanish V Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH I

    Course Description: Spanish I is the first course of a recommended three-year sequence designed to develop fundamental language across the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. The culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world is integrated into all aspects of the course. Student will develop confidence in using spoken Spanish to describe familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and school life. By the end of the first year of world language study, students should be able

    Course No. 5313

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: None;
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH II

    Course Description: Spanish II is a continuation of the development of the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. By the end of the second year of world language, students should be able to understand and communicate in the target language at a n

    Course No. 5323

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish I
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH II NATIVE HONORS

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who already have an ability to understand and speak Spanish. The emphasis of the instruction will be to expand the students' existing oral proficiency and to develop the skills of reading and writing Spanish so that they can communicate more successfully in social and business situations.

    Course No. 5315

    Credits: 2

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation and Placement Exam Score;
    Special Notes: Upon the completion of this course, students will receive credit for Spanish I and II.


    SPANISH II HONORS

    Course Description: Spanish II Honors is an expansion of the Spanish II curriculum and challenges students to develop a higher level of proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. By the end of the second year of Honors world langua

    Course No. 5324

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish I
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH III

    Course Description: The Spanish III course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the third year of world language, students s

    Course No. 5333

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish II Spanish II Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH III NATIVE HONORS

    Course Description: This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish for Spanish Speakers. The emphasis will be to expand further the students' oral proficiency and to continue the development of skills in reading and writing through the use of contemporary literature.

    Course No. 5332

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish II Native Honors
    Special Notes: Students who successfully complete this course will have credit for Spanish I, II and III and may continue to improve their command of the language in Spanish IV or Spanish AP.


    SPANISH III HONORS

    Course Description: The Spanish III Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics of interest necessary to communicate in everyday, realistic situations. Students will also expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the third year of Honors world langua

    Course No. 5334

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish II Spanish II Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH IV

    Course Description: Spanish IV continues to build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in prior years of study. The students will focus on using Spanish to communicate in conversational and other informal settings and on reading and analyzing selected literary works.

    Course No. 5343

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish III Spanish III Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH IV HONORS

    Course Description: The Spanish IV Honors course continues to strengthen proficiency in the three modes of communication. Students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures on familiar topics necessary to communicate in everyday situations. Students will continue to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world through reading, listening, and viewing of authentic materials. By the end of the fourth year of world language, students should be

    Course No. 5344

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 11-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish III Spanish III Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH V HONORS

    Course Description: The Spanish V H course is a college preparatory course that provides an additional year to refine the language and literary analysis skills needed for the AP Spanish Literature course. Students are expected to have and Intermediate High proficiency level in all three modes of communication.

    Course No. 5354

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 9-12

    Prerequisites: ; AP Spanish Language Spanish IV or Spanish IV Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH VI HONORS

    Course Description: The sixth year of Spanish is an independent study course designed to continue the reading, writing, and analysis of literary works and other sources in Spanish. The skills of listening and speaking with fluency and accuracy are highly developed. This course should prepare students for advanced level study at the college/university level.

    Course No. 5364

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 10-12

    Prerequisites: ; Spanish V Honors
    Special Notes:


    SPANISH VII HONORS

    Course Description: The Spanish VII Honors course is an independent study course designed to continue reading, writing, and analysis of literary works and other sources in Spanish. Students are expected to move throughout the modes of communication with fluency and accuracy. This course should prepare students for advanced level study at the college/university level.

    Course No. 5374

    Credits: 1

    Term: Full Yr

    Grades Plc.: 12

    Prerequisites: ; AP Spanish Literature
    Special Notes: