Elder Academics & Course Descriptions

Elder High School is proud to offer a wide range of curricular offerings which challenge and nurture the interests of all students. Our curriculum – aligned with the A.C.T. College Readiness Standards – is comprised of required courses in various levels (Advanced Placement, Honors, Advanced College Prep, College Prep, and General) and electives that allow students to customize their schedule to their individual interests and learning styles. Our curriculum challenges students to push themselves, develop diligent study and work habits, surpass their expectations, refine their beliefs, and become productive members of society.

Our dedicated and experienced faculty is comprised of education professionals who inspire students to achieve their fullest potential and to become leaders in the communities in which they live, work, and play. Indeed, our faculty persistently work to teach not only academic content but also Catholic values.

Listed below are course descriptions within our various educational departments. Listed grade levels (9, 10, 11, 12) are suggested grade levels only.

Course Catalog

List of 11 items.

  • Business

    Accounting-Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Students learn the basics of financial accounting for proprietorships and corporations by preparing journals, ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements. This course is available for college credit.

    Personal Finance-Grades: 10, 11, 12
    The goal of this course is to help students build a foundation of personal finance skills for success in their personal lives and for the business world.  This course follows the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace curriculum. 

    Advanced Accounting (H) - Grades: 11, 12
    Advanced Accounting students are given more analytical and theoretical knowledge of accounting to help prepare them for college accounting and work experience in the field.  A consistent grade of 85, the recommendation of the Accounting teacher as well as approval of the Advanced Accounting teacher and a sincere interest in Accounting are the prerequisites for the Advanced Accounting course. This course is available for college credit.

    Entrepreneurship-Grades: 11, 12
    Students will be introduced to the concepts and processes critical to successful entrepreneurial performance.  Students will learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities through innovation and creativity.    They will utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as, collaboration and communication skills to create a new venture.
     
    HS Sports Management-Grades: 11, 12
    This course will introduce students to the business, logistics, and marketing of a high school sports program. Students may be required to complete tasks at athletic events outside of regular school hours.
     
  • Computer Science

    Introduction to Information Technology- Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    An introduction to the field of Information Technology including technology concepts, terminology, hardware components and software applications.  Students will be introduced to and asked to apply basic skills in the core areas of information technology such as programming, database management, networking, systems administration, and web development. The course emphasizes the role of technical communication, project management, languages, tools, models and application architectures within the IT development process.
    This course is part of the dual credit UCIT program.

    Web Development - Grades 10, 11, 12
    Covers modern Web standards, well-formed and valid documents, Semantic XHTML/HTML, User-Centered Design of Static Web Sites, Styling and layout of Web documents with CSS, common tools for Web Site development. Emphasis is on coding syntactically correct Web documents using an engineering design perspective focused on functionality over visual design. Additionally, the course covers a variety of basic XML technologies for data representation and transformation.
    This course is part of the dual credit UCIT program.

    Systems Administration-Grades 11, 12
    Provides the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to manage a Local Area Network and its resources. Topics covered include directory services, server management, file and print services, and user/client administration in a heterogeneous operating system environment. Students will setup and manage a fully functioning computer network of systems. This course is part of the UCIT program.


    Database Management - Grades 10, 11, 12
    An introduction to the technology of database design and implementation. Topics include, but are not limited to relational database design and implementation, query formulation with Structured Query Language, application development, etc.
    This course is part of the dual credit UCIT program.

    Computer Networking-Grades 10, 11, 12
    Covers the spectrum of computer networking in the theoretical and practical framework. Students will learn such topics as computer/network hardware, network media, topologies, the Open System Interconnect (OSI model) or other model, protocols, security, and network architectures. This course is part of the UCIT program.

    Graphic  Design Software Use- Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This semester course is intended for students who wish to use the computer as a productivity tool with an emphasis on aesthetic visual presentation. In addition to MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, students will become familiar with Adobe Photoshop, image manipulations tools and design/visual communication fundamentals.


    AP Computer Science- Grades 10, 11, 12
    An introductory college-level computer science course. Students will cultivate their understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures, object-oriented computer programming and problem solving. Students will learn about the basic elements of a computer program such as data types, basic control structures, graphical user interface, event-driven programming, and program debugging. This course is part of the dual credit UCIT program.

    Robotics and Automation
    Focuses on mechanical concepts such as structural design, weight distribution, drivetrains, fastening, the relationship between speed and torque, and alternate methods of transferring motion such as linear slides and belts and pulleys. This curriculum familiarizes students with the foundational skills needed to understand how components come together and different use cases for creating motion.
    Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of “B’ or better (or instructor permission)

    3D Animation and Game Design
    Tell 3D animated stories with programming object-oriented 3D objects. In particular, you will learn how to set up a scene, to tell a story using storyboarding, to move the virtual camera, and how to move and rotate objects. You will learn programming concepts such as writing your own instructions, repetition, making decisions, and grouping similar objects together with event programming to build 3D games.


  • English

    ENGLISH 1 (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 9
    English I is a course designed to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of literature including genres such as the novel and drama. This course also places a strong emphasis on writing multi-paragraph essays. Therefore, students learn and apply the rules governing grammar and mechanics as they edit their own essays; additionally, students learn to revise for coherence and organization in their written pieces. English I also develops students’ vocabulary skills with the use of the Vocabulary Workshop series. Areas of study include the following:
    • the writing process:  prewrite/plan, draft, revise, edit, publish
    • achieving parallelism
    • analytic and expository five-paragraph essays
      • strong emphasis on organization, detail, clarity, and coherence
      • practice with essays of both literary analysis and personal narrative
    • mechanics/grammar
      • correct use of such troublesome punctuation marks as semicolons, colons, and commas in order to vary sentence structure and clarify meaning
      • troublesome pronoun issues such as indefinite pronoun agreement with antecedents
    • locating and interpreting details in written passages
    • analysis of literary text and personal narratives in order to locate and/or apply topics such as irony and symbol
    ENGLISH 2 (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 10
    English II continues the students’ study of literature including novels, drama, and poetry. The English II writing program builds upon the skills taught in English I as students gain more practice and instruction in writing multi-paragraph essays.  However, English II also includes an intensive study of different rhetorical strategies. Vocabulary development continues during English II. Areas of study include the following:
    • identification and elimination of passive voice
    • assuring subject-verb agreement especially when a phrase or clause between the two suggests a different number for the verb
    • use of contextually appropriate idiomatic expressions
    • use of sophisticated forms of organization (spatial, chronological, order of importance, order of familiarity)
    • instruction in writing persuasive, descriptive, expository and other types of essays
    • locating and interpreting details in complex passages
    • use of details in order to support a thesis
    ENGLISH 3 (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 11
    Building on the skills taught in English I and English II, English III focuses on a survey of American literature. Students read, analyze, discuss, and write about such masterpieces as The Great Gatsby. Students in English III also receive more instruction and practice in writing multi-paragraph essays. Areas of study include the following:
    • writing essays in which a thesis is proven with evidence beyond the student’s own thoughts and explanation
    • location and deletion of redundant material
    • finding and understanding how to correct one’s own writing errors
    • correcting commonly misused words (i.e., affect/effect and accept/except)
    • learning to understand and articulate the subtleties in relationships between people and ideas in virtually any text
    • determining, even when the language is richly figurative and the vocabulary is difficult, the appropriate meaning of context-dependent words


    AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION - Grade 11
    The AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. Students taking this course are required to complete the AP exam for English Language and Composition.  A teacher recommendation is required for this course. College credit can be earned by scoring well on the AP test.

    ENGLISH 4 (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 12
    English IV features a study of British and world literature. Students continue to build upon the knowledge learned in English I, English II, and English III by engaging in still more intensive essay writing. Areas of study include the following:
    • using figurative language creatively and effectively while maintaining clarity
    • choosing diction that shows an awareness of words’ denotations and connotations
    • using sensory imagery as a way of adding detail to writing
    • formulating one’s own thesis statement
    • streamlining sentences in order to eliminate redundancy and verbosity
    • employing varied sentence structure to improve style
    • understanding and generalizing about portions of a complex literary narrative
    • application of non-fiction source material to analytical essays
    AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION - Grade 12
    This seminar type course requires the study and practice of writing. The student learns to respond to language with increasing sensitivity and discrimination, and he develops his ability to write in various forms. Through speaking, listening, and reading, and also through the experience of his own writing, he becomes more aware of nuances in the use of language. He learns to identify an author's values and the assumptions that underlie the author's use of various rhetorical figures and devices of exposition. This course is available for college credit through dual registration or scoring well on the AP test.

    JOURNALISM and BROADCASTING- Grades 10, 11, 12
    Course will include study of broadcasting media, equipment and procedures required to produce weekly ENN broadcast, Video Production Team projects as well as furnish digital media support for Elder High School. This will include photography and video production from storyboard to shooting , editing and final output and distribution. Audio work will include communication and storytelling to support video and produce stand-alone podcasts. Journalism will continue to provide content for The Purple Quill print and online editions, concentrating on feature reporting and opinion writing. Online stories will take advantage of the time-sensitive online medium, providing galleries of images and links to additional information that is not possible in print. Print stories, not as time-sensitive, will feature in depth reporting and documentary style.


    EFFECTIVE WRITING - Grades 11, 12
    Effective Writing is a one-semester course that emphasizes critical thinking and the techniques needed to communicate as a strong writer. The course focuses on the art of revision and the benefits and necessity of editing, teaching students to see their own writing and the writing of others with a writer’s eye. The course will offer group and individual activities, discussions, and, most importantly, plenty of writing opportunities meant to sharpen students’ revision and editing skills. The course will enhance each student’s writing for both his required English courses and his other academic courses. This course is available for college credit.

    MYTHOLOGY- Grades 11, 12
    In this course, students will examine the major characters, events, and themes of ancient Greek and Roman mythology through the lenses of literature, art, archaeology, and cultural anthropology.

    READING 1
    Students are selected for this course based on an identified need in the area of reading comprehension.

    Film Study
    Students will study contemporary films and develop writing skills through analysis of the films.

    PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS: LEADERSHIP - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Leadership and Literature: Leadership allows us to command our lives so that we can become the best versions of ourselves that we can be. Once we can “lead ourselves”, we then have the amazing opportunity to lead others toward a common goal. By reading (many) examples of what it means to lead, we will identify, analyze, and practice useful ways in which we can lead both ourselves and others. We will interpret these texts through both written analysis and verbal discussion. Successful people oftentimes share similar habits, many of which experts have identified. These are outlined in one of our class texts, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. We will supplement the course with other materials; however, this text will serve as our basis. Countless real-world situations require leadership. As we read these examples of leadership in literature, we will constantly ask ourselves, “How can I take these lessons and apply them to the world around me?” since education holds value when we apply the lessons learned to our real-life experiences.

    ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP-Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Leadership affords us the opportunity to draw out the best in people. By identifying and serving the legitimate needs of the people in an organization, we can help them to draw out the very best in themselves, and ultimately lead them towards a common goal. In Organizational Leadership, students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to lead others by reading and watching many different texts and videos regarding leadership. We will explore these texts through written analysis, verbal discussion, and, on occasion, physical activity. The purpose of this course is to equip students with the ability to lead others within any organization.
  • Fine Arts

    DRAMATIC TECHNIQUES - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Dramatic Techniques course is designed to develop the student's ability to communicate his ideas and the ideas of others through speeches, oral interpretations, and dramatic settings. Students will have the opportunity to see themselves in action through videotaping of their presentations as individuals and as part of a dramatic group.

    THEATRE - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course serves as an explanation to multiple concepts of Theatre. Students will study the history of theatre, genres, skills, and business of theatre productions. The course is ½ credit and fulfills part of the Fine Arts requirement. Students will not be required to participate in school dramatic productions outside of the regularly scheduled school day.

    Theatre Internship-Grade 12
    This course is offered in partnership with Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Students enrolling in this course will be working for 8 hours per day during 2 days per week through the school year. Students will work at one of the Cincinnati Landmark Productions locations which include the Incline Theater and the Covedale Theater. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a range of work involved in a theatrical production. Depending on the student’s interest he could be involved in stage craft or box office and marketing work.
    A student may also begin working with the production company in the summer.
    The course counts as 3 full credits. Students should request Theater Apprenticeship A, Theater Apprenticeship B, and Theater Apprenticeship C.

    AP DRAWING - Grades 11, 12
    This course provides advanced drawing students with a higher-level art-making experience to explore problems pertaining to both realistic and abstract drawing methods.  Drawing assignments are more individualized, depending on each student's strengths and weaknesses. Students will work on problems of their own choosing, with a minimum of specific assignments per quarter. The purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to earn college credit for their art portfolio that they have developed over the last 2 – 3 years.  The curriculum will follow the guidelines for the Advanced Placement Art Portfolio and students in the class will enter their portfolio in May for possible college credit.  Prerequisite: Foundations of Art or approval of the instructor.

    FOUNDATIONS OF ART - Grade 9
    Students in this course come from a variety of art backgrounds.  They will be challenged to find creative and unique solutions to problems within the realm of fine art.  They will work in a cooperative environment, develop responsibility, and appreciate historic and contemporary art culture. Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Students will be given technical instruction in the use of various media and explore diverse approaches to artistic expression. This studio-based art course will keep creative students engaged and excited to learn throughout the year.

    2D ART I - Grades 10, 11, 12
    This course is a concentrated study of two-dimensional art and its curriculum stresses subject matter and composition. Students will study both realistic, observational drawings as well as abstract simplification, both one and two-point perspective, and developing the illusion of light. Students will create artworks of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and digital manipulation. Students will look at contemporary artists that address current issues to further expand their skills in art criticism, aesthetics and the language of art. Students are allowed to enroll a maximum of two times. Prerequisite: Foundations of Art or approval of instructor.

    2D ART II - Grades 11, 12
    Building on their previous experiences in 2D Art I and with an emphasis on studio production, this course will develop higher level thinking and skill in two-dimensional art.  Students will use problem-solving techniques to create works using various media, materials, techniques, and processes.  Through readings, short lectures, discussions, critiques, students will study visual art, culture, and create art in a supportive environment. Prerequisite: One semester of 2D Art I.

    3D Art I - Grades 10, 11, 12
    This course provides students with a studio experience to explore three-dimensional problems pertaining to mass, volume, texture, space, and surface media as they relate to sculptural-based works of art.  Students will use but are not limited to clay, paper, wood, plaster, plastic, and “found” objects.  Techniques differ according to limitations of media but include the basic ideas of subtractive/additive procedure in assembling, modeling, etc. There is no prerequisite

    PHOTOGRAPHY - Grades 10, 11, 12
    This course explores the basics of digital photography including composition, motion, light and the aesthetics of the medium.  Students will investigate how photography has played an important role in communication, advertising, journalism and, most importantly, in the world of art.  The course will have regular projects where students will be asked to think critically and create images that tell a story.  To take the course, students must have access to a digital camera or phone.  Photo-editing techniques will be done using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

    AP 2D ART & DESIGN – Grades 11, 12
    This course provides advanced art students with a studio experience to explore two-dimensional problems pertaining to shape, form, texture, perspective, scale, and balance as they relate to sculptural-based works of art.  Students will use but are not limited to graphite, paint, collage, printmaking, and digital art.  Assignments will be more individualized, depending on each student's strengths and weaknesses. Students will work on problems of their own choosing, with a minimum of specific assignments per quarter with their work critiqued based in process and aesthetics.  Students will be given the opportunity to earn college credit for their art portfolio that they have developed over the last 2 – 3 years. The curriculum will follow the guidelines for the Advanced Placement Art Portfolio and students in the class will enter their portfolio in May for possible college credit.  Prerequisite: Foundations of Art, Photography, or approval of the instructor.

    AP 3D ART & DESIGN – Grades 11, 12
    This course provides advanced art students with a studio experience to explore three-dimensional problems pertaining to mass, volume, texture, space, and surface media as they relate to sculptural-based works of art.  Students will use but are not limited to clay, paper, wood, plaster, plastic, and “found” objects.  Techniques differ according to limitations of media but include the basic ideas of subtractive/additive procedure in assembling, building, modeling, etc.  This course revolves around the process, 3D works throughout art history, art criticism, and art aesthetics. Purchases of additional supplies may be required for students’ individual projects.  Students will be given the opportunity to earn college credit for their 3-D Art portfolio that they will develop throughout the year. The curriculum will follow the guidelines for the Advanced Placement 3-D Art and Design Portfolio and students in the class will enter their portfolio in May for potential college credit. Prerequisite: Foundations of Art, 3D Art I or approval of the instructor.

    INDUSTRIAL DESIGN - Grades 11, 12
    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge of how design software is an essential tool of industry.  In this computer-aided design course, students utilize problem solving techniques to create effective designs in a professional, simulated client-based environment.  Students learn the fundamentals of using AutoCAD to explore both 2D and 3D space.  Students will be exposed to the concept of meeting deadlines, giving design presentations and the language used in various design environments.  This course is especially beneficial to students who plan to pursue a design a major/career in the following: industrial, product, automotive, architectural design.

    BEGINNING BAND - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course is designed to give any Elder student the opportunity to learn to play a band instrument. During beginning band class, students are taught the fundamentals and techniques of playing a concert band instrument that will enable them to become members of the Elder Band at the beginning of their next academic school year. There is no restriction regarding the choice of instrument. Students will perform two concerts, one in December and one in the spring. Beginning Band is 1 credit and fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for graduation.  

    BAND - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course is for students with prior experience playing a musical instrument. Concert band instruments are preferred: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, bassoon, oboe, and percussion. Students with extensive training on other instruments may be permitted to join with the permission of the Band Director. The primary ensemble of band class is the concert band, but students are also encouraged to participate in other ensembles including marching band, which performs at football games and in parades; pep band, which performs at basketball games; and jazz band, which performs along with the concert band in the Performing Arts Series Productions. Band is 1 credit and fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for graduation.  

    HONORS BAND - Grades 11, 12 
    This course is intended for the serious instrumental music student who is committed to reaching the highest level of skill and technique on his band instrument. This class meets at the same time as Band, but students have additional requirements which include private lessons from a qualified teacher at least twice per month at the expense of the student, preparation and performance of an OMEA Class A solo, and auditioning for local honor ensembles. Students must score a minimum of 80 on the annual Elder Band assessment to be considered for placement in this course.  

    FRESHMAN CHORUS - Grade 9 
    This course is designed to develop not only good vocal production but also basic music reading skills and music theory knowledge. Students must be willing to function as a member of a club and with sincerity as a part of the Elder Music Department. Activities include the concerts of the annual Performing Arts Series. No prerequisites are required.

    GLEE CLUB – Grades 9, 10, 11, 12  
    The Elder Glee Club, Elder’s Singing Ambassadors, is known throughout the Cincinnati area as an outstanding high school vocal ensemble. This is a full-credit class, open to freshmen through seniors who have sincere interest in developing lifelong vocal skills through many performance opportunities. Any questions may be directed to Mr. David Allen (allendf@elderhs.net
  • Health

    HEALTH  - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Health meets the needs of students in a modern changing world.  The Health Department sees the importance of knowledge and wise decision-making as a means of solving many of the health problems of today.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Physical Education course will orient the student to physical exercise, expose the student to competition through dual and team events, develop in the student an appreciation for the need to be physically fit, and develop a desire to remain physically fit.

    Advanced Physical Education-Grades 10, 11, 12
    The Advanced Physical Education elective is a Semester Course offered to those students who have already completed their Physical Education Requirement through the PE waiver or have taken a full year of Physical Education. Advanced Physical Education is an elective which will allow students to learn more advanced methods in the realm of the body as it pertains to Human Performance and General Physical Preparation.
  • Industrial Arts

    TECHNICAL LIFE SKILLS - Grades 10, 11, 12
    Learn basic skills in carpentry, plumbing, wall covering, and basic masonry with an emphasis on home maintenance.

    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY-COLLISION Grade: 12
    Students will participate in an paid internship at an auto collision repair shop. Students will be expected to work at a designated auto collision repair shop on a schedule determined by Elder and the designated auto collision repair shop. The schedule will include time outside of regular school hours. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from the location. Students will have the opportunity to complete tests to earn ASE certifications. Students may be required to purchase tools necessary to participate in the work at the shop. The total cost of the tools will not exceed $250. The tools will belong to the student after they are purchased.
    Students requesting this course should request parts A, B, and C to fill their schedule.

    Mechanics-Automotive Technology-Grade 12
    Students will participate in a paid internship at a designated automotive repair facility.
    As part of this program students will learn to:
    • Perform routine preventive maintenance on autos
    • Diagnose and repair mechanical failures in autos
    Students will be expected to work at the facility on a schedule determined by the facility and Elder.  Students are responsible for their transportation to and from the location. The schedule may include time outside of regular school hours.
    Students will have the opportunity to complete tests to earn ASE certifications.
    Students may be required to purchase tools necessary to participate in the work at the shop. The tools will belong to the student after they are purchased.
    Placement in this internship is limited and competitive.
    Before being officially enrolled, students will travel to the job site and meet the manager.
    Students requesting this course should request parts A, B, and C to fill their schedule.
     
    ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP-Grade: 12
    This course is offered in partnership with the IBEW training center. Students enrolling in this course will be working toward completion of the first year of apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (electrician's union). The course counts as 3 credits. Students should request Electrical Apprenticeship A, Electrical Apprenticeship B, and Electrical Apprenticeship C. The course is held at the IBEW training center on Glenway Avenue. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the courses.  There is a $500 fee payable in (2) installments and directly paid to the IBEW training center.

    Advanced Manufacturing A, B, C-Grade 12
    Students will participate in a paid internship at Richards Industrials. Richards Industrials is a mid-size company that provides a very broad range of experience and exposure to the industrial manufacturing market. Richards Industrials is an excellent place for people to learn, to achieve and to grow. Students will be expected to work at Richards from 12:30pm-5pm on two designated days of the week. The days of the week will be set by Elder and Richards. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from the location. Students will learn about the manufacturing and supply chain process, they will be exposed to a wide range of responsibilities within a manufacturing company. They will spend time in the following departments; receiving, warehouse, machining and fabrication, assembly, testing, shipping, programming, purchasing/planning and engineering. Richards Industrials valves and products are sold worldwide through manufacturer's representatives and distributors.
    All students will be expected to follow all safety policies. Physical Demands can include: Standing/walking majority of shift, may be exposed to loud noises, harsh chemicals, heat in summer months and capable of handling 50#-200# components with assistance of lifts/cranes or hand trucks.
    Placement in this internship is limited and competitive. A maximum of 2 students will be enrolled in this internship.
    Before being officially enrolled, students will travel to the job site and meet the manager.
    Students requesting this course should request parts A, B, and C to fill their schedule.

    General Construction-Grade 12
    Students will be assigned to a paid internship with Messer Construction. During the school year, students will spend two 8-hour days working at Messer Construction. Students must apply to Messer and be hired to successfully enroll in the course. The students will be expected to work at Messer in the summer prior to the school year. Students should request Gen. Construction-A, Gen. Construction-B, and Gen. Construction-C to complete their schedule.

    Welding-Grade 12
    This course is a dual-credit course taught at Cincinnati State. Students must apply through the College Credit Plus program and meet the prerequisites defined in that program. A course on fundamental principles of welding and joining processes. Topics include: oxy-acetylene welding and cutting techniques, plasma cutting, track cutting, and welding safety.
  • Mathematics

    ALGEBRA 1 (H, ACP, CP) - Grades 9, 10, 11
    Algebra 1 provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses.  Emphasis is placed on problem solving and application principles.  Topics include a review of basic arithmetic skills, solving equations and inequalities, factoring, fractions, linear and quadratic equations, functions, rational and irrational numbers, and word problems.  At the honors level, the standard content is explored with greater intensity and more emphasis on analytical thinking. All topics are taught from four perspectives: graphic, numeric, analytic (algebraic) and verbal. A student taking this course in his sophomore, junior, or senior year must have the recommendation of his previous math teacher. It is a college preparatory subject.


    GEOMETRY/TRIGONOMETRY (H, ACP, CP) - Grades 9, 10, 11
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Algebra 2
    The course will cover the required concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems.  Topics include angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent and similar figures, polygons, circles and arcs, and the Pythagorean Theorem.  In addition to including problems which serve to review Algebra 1, the process of proving theorems will be introduced. The course will also include a revised trig curriculum in addition to right triangle trig and the laws of sines and cosines. This course will also provide essential learning in statistical analysis and incorporate key learning in preparation for important achievement assessments, such as the ACT and SAT. A primary goal of the course is to develop logical reasoning skills.

    ALGEBRA 2 (H, ACP, CP) - Grades 9, 10, 11
    Prerequisite: Algebra I
    The course includes a brief review of linear and quadratic functions, followed by Algebra 2 topics including exponential functions and logarithms, function theory, complex numbers, the conic sections, sequences and series, and matrices. At the honors level, the last part of the course will include an introduction to the concepts taught in the high school calculus course.
    PRE-CALCULUS (CP, ACP) - Grades 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Algebra II
    The course will begin with polynomial and rational functions and move into a comprehensive study of trigonometric functions, their graphs, identities, and equations briefly followed by vectors.  Advanced functions and their graphs, including polar coordinates, conic sections, and exponential and logarithmic functions will be covered in the second semester.  If time permits, some Discrete Mathematics and/or some simple Calculus may be introduced.
    PRE-AP CALCULUS (H) - Grades 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Algebra II
    This course is for students who are well-prepared for advanced mathematics and who will probably go on to take additional math courses in college. The course will begin with a comprehensive study of trigonometric functions, their graphs, identities, and equations briefly followed by vectors and polar coordinates.  The second semester will cover the differential calculus part of AP Calculus AB.  Successful students will then be prepared for either AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC the following year.

    AP CALCULUS (AB) - Grades 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (H)
    College Calculus is an Advanced Placement, college level course. It is intended for those students who have excelled in their first three years of mathematics and are in the accelerated program. Those students wishing to receive college credit for this course can take the Advanced Placement test at the end of the school year. A student who wishes to be considered for the course must be in the accelerated math program and must have the recommendation of his Pre-Calculus math teacher.
    AP CALCULUS (BC) - Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (H)
    This is an Advanced Placement, college level class intended for students who intend to take the more difficult Advanced Placement test in Calculus. A student who wishes to be considered for the course must be in the accelerated math program and must have the recommendation of his Pre-Calculus math teacher.
    AP STATISTICS - Grades 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Algebra II
    AP Statistics is a college level course that will benefit students interested in the fields of business, psychology, and other applied sciences. The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.  Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: 1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns; 2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study; 3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation; 4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Teacher approval is required.
  • Religion

    OLD TESTAMENT - Grade 9
    Guided by the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church, students will learn about the Old Testament and God’s Self-Revelation through salvation history. Students will learn how the Old Testament is used in the Church, in the shared life of the community and in the lives of individuals. Students will be invited and encouraged to use the Old Testament in their prayer and to apply it to their lives.

    NEW TESTAMENT - Grade 9
    Guided by the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church, students will learn about the New Testament and the fullness of God’s Self-Revelation, Jesus Christ. Students will learn to use the historical, literary, and theological background of biblical texts in order to come to a better understanding of God’s word in the Scriptures.

    ECCLESIOLOGY & CHURCH HISTORY - Grade 10
    Students will learn about the Catholic understanding of the Church and its history. They will learn about the role that the Church has played in the world historically, focusing especially on major events in Church history. Students will also learn about the vital role that the Church plays in the world today. Students will be invited to see the Church as a vital community through which they can encounter the living Christ.

    CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING - Grade 10
    Students will learn about Catholic Social Teaching, seeing this body of teaching as essential to living as a faithful Catholic. Students will learn about some of the injustices present in our world. They will begin to develop skills to help them to identify injustice and to find ways to address its causes.

    CATHOLIC MORALITY - Grade 11
    Students will explore the Catholic understanding of the human person and reflect on key questions to clarify the role of morality in the human search for true happiness and holiness. Students will explore and reflect upon a variety of moral issues, explore a systemic approach to moral problem solving, deepen their understanding of how to properly form their conscience, and be encouraged to discern how they can live more faithfully as disciples of Jesus Christ.

    CATHOLIC LIFESTYLES - Grade 12
    This course strives to deepen our sense of identity as Catholic Christians; understand the vocations of life (how Christ calls us to live out our lives) and the important commonalities and differences between them.  The class will focus on developing a deeper  understanding of self (identity), other people (relationships), and the commitment to a Christian life of love (vocation).

    DEATH TO LIFE - Grade 11
    This course explores the spiritual, psychological, and physical aspects of death.  Attention will be paid to the medical and biological realities associated with death, common social and religious customs related to death, and the Catholic Church’s teaching on the afterlife as well as various topics and issues related to the mystery of suffering, death and the promise of eternal life.

    WORLD RELIGIONS - Grade 12
    This course will take the students on a journey through the world's greatest religions.  They will explore the history, traditions, rituals, and beliefs of: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, as well as Native American spirituality.  Attention will be paid to the cultures and peoples who gave birth to these religious expressions.  The student will be introduced to the stories, myths, legends, and facts from each religion's holy book.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE - Grade 12
    In this course students will be involved in helping in several activities under guidance of and with the cooperation of some outside institutions.  This work will be done during a class period within the regular class day.  Classroom activities will be dedicated to learning more about service agencies and particular issues which affect many of the people they meet in their service opportunities.

    CATHOLIC THEMES IN MEDIA - Grade 11
    Through studying a variety of forms of media, students will explore Catholic religious themes, deepening their ability to employ skills of critical thinking and reflection as consumers of media. This course will cover themes such as forgiveness, resurrection, social justice, the Kingdom of God, and a sacramental worldview. Various types of media and genres will be used such as novels, short stories, memoirs, web sites, film, poetry, and artwork.
  • Science

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE (CP2, CP1) - Grade 9
    Offered to freshmen and involves a general introduction to the fields of physics and chemistry and also includes topics concerning earth science.  This course is a survey of science with an emphasis on the development of laboratory skills, deductive and inductive reasoning and reading comprehension.  The students will explore different topics in physical sciences such as chemical interactions, forces and motion of the earth's interior, astronomy, change through time and ecology.  

    BIOLOGY (H, ACP) - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Includes the study of the properties of living matter, cell structure and function, and a survey of living plants and animals with a major emphasis on man as a functioning organism.  Genetics, evolution, and ecology are also considered.

    BIOLOGY (CP1) - Grades 10, 11, 12
    Includes the study of the properties of living matter, cell structure and function, and a survey of living plants and animals with a major emphasis on man as a functioning organism.  Genetics, evolution, and ecology are also considered.

    INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY (CP2) - Grades 10, 11, 12
    This course provides a very broad approach to the concepts of biology, examining the structural and chemical basis of life.  Emphasis is placed on current topics in science and understanding biological terminology.  Content areas include the cell, heredity, evolution, ecology & classification of living organisms.

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - DUAL CREDIT - Grades 11, 12
    This course studies the natural world around us, how we humans use and abuse it, and how we can become "good stewards" of the environment.  Therefore this course involves an interdisciplinary approach, combining information and principles from the natural sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, and geology; and the social sciences: economics, politics, sociology, and ethics.  These and others will be used to put the environmental issues of the day into perspective in our world today.  This course aims to help make students better consumers/users of our earth's natural resources. This is a dual credit course with 3 credit hours awarded through Thomas More University.

    Nutrition for Life-Dual Credit-Grades 11, 12
    This course will focus primarily on the relationship of the science of nutrition and the Healthy individual. The course work includes a study of the various nutrients and how the body utilizes these nutrients and a review of the nutritional requirements throughout the lifecycle. The course involves techniques for nutritional assessment and guidelines for selecting food that provide the nutrients needed to achieve optimal health and exploration of current issues in nutrition information. The overall goal is to provide the student with an understanding of normal nutrition and the basic knowledge necessary to make diet changes specific to certain disease states. This course is a dual credit course offered through Thomas More University.


    BIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN - DUAL CREDIT - Grades 11, 12
    This course is primarily concerned with the study of the structure and function of the human body.  This will include the studies of Anatomy, which is concerned with form/structure of the body parts and Physiology, which is the study of how the anatomy functions.  These will be examined on the cellular, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism level.  The maintenance of homeostasis is the overlying theme of this course.  This course covers current health care issues and improves the student's communication skills in health care matters. This course is a dual credit course with 3 credit hours awarded through Thomas More University.

    CHEMISTRY (CP1) - Grades 11, 12
    This course is designed to give students who are not interested in majoring in a science related field an opportunity to understand of how chemistry affects their daily life. Topics are centered on chemistry-related solutions for society and the world. The course is centered on laboratory experiences, an appreciation of chemical processes and reactions that are met through problem solving. Examples of topics are conserving resources, food composition, environmental impact, nuclear energy, health, and forensics.

    CHEMISTRY (H, ACP) - Grades 10, 11, 12
    The composition of the kinds of substances which constitute the entire physical world is determined by the kind and arrangement of atoms in the molecules of these substances.  To understand their properties, basic concepts such as atomic structure, energy, and chemical reactivity are studied and investigated by discussions, demonstrations, experimentation, and technical science videos.  This is a college preparatory course that is offered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors meeting the requirements.  Prerequisite: Algebra I (80 average) and successful completion of Biology.

    PHYSICS (ACP) - Grades 11, 12
    This first course in Physics which includes a study of the relationships of matter and energy, the forms of energy, mechanics, vibrations and waves, and sound.

    AP Physics 1-Grades 10, 11, 12
    This algebra-based course is the equivalent of a first-semester college course in algebra-based Physics, but it is designed to be taught over a full academic year to enable AP students to develop deep understanding of the content and to focus on applying their knowledge through inquiry labs. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It also introduces electric circuits.  A teacher recommendation is required for this course. Prerequisite: Algebra 2.

    AP PHYSICS C - Grade 12
    This year-long course is designed for second-year physics students who intend to major in a scientific or technical program in college (e.g., medicine, engineering, etc.).  Students who take this course and pass the AP Physics C exam may be awarded science credit from their chosen college.  The course covers mechanics principles which were covered in the first-year course, but this time includes calculus principles as well.  A previous or concurrent course in calculus is required.

    PHYSIOLOGY (ACP, CP1) - Grades 10, 11, 12
    Offers a more detailed explanation of the structure and functions of the human body beyond those already covered in the standard biology or health courses.  Healthful living habits are also included.  Prerequisite 85 average in Biology.

    AP CHEMISTRY - Grades 11, 12
    A second-year Chemistry course intended for students who plan to pursue careers in basic science, engineering, or the health sciences.  The course will focus on topics selected from the following: stoichiometry, atomic structure, molecular structure, solutions, gas laws, equilibrium, acids and bases, chemical bonding, entropy, chemical kinetics and thermodynamics.  Students will perform laboratory activities applying the theory they have learned in class.  Intended to prepare the student to take the Advanced Placement Chemistry exam.  Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry I or ACP Chemistry I with instructor recommendation.

    MATERIALS SCIENCE (H, CP1)- Grades 11, 12
    This class is an elective lab science course open to students with an interest in extending their scientific knowledge to engineering design.  Students will expand their knowledge in basic chemistry concepts of atomic structure and bonding as they explore the relationship between the chemical structure and material properties of metal, polymer, composite, and ceramic materials in a hands-on laboratory environment.  Students will also connect material selection and design issues with professional ethics through engineering case studies.  Students will exhibit their knowledge of materials selection and engineering design through an extended group engineering design project.  Various texts, handouts and online resources will be used to enhance the learning process.

    Models in Engineering-Grade 12
    This semester-long course is a prerequisite to Engineering Thinking and Design. Multiple testing requirements must be met to enroll in the course.
     
    Engineering Thinking and Design-Grade 12
    This semester-long course is offered through the U.C. College of Engineering and Applied Science and serves as an introduction to all fields of engineering. Multiple testing requirements must be met to enroll in the course.


     
  • Social Studies

    GEOGRAPHY - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Geography is offered as a half credit course to students interested in social studies.  The course includes discussion of all the regions of the world beginning with a brief outline of their history.  The contemporary culture of each region is discussed as well as weather and its affect on geography.  In addition, students will learn about different types of maps and mapmaking.

    WORLD CULTURES (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 10
    All sophomores are required to take this course. It deals with the historical as well as the sociological development of man in his society throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on the cultures as well as a way of understanding the actions of other people.

    AP WORLD HISTORY - Grades 10, 11, 12
    Students in this course must learn to view history thematically.  The AP World History course is organized around five overarching themes that serve as unifying threads throughout the course, helping students to relate what is particular about each time period or society to a "big picture" of history.  The themes also provide a way to organize comparisons and analyze change and continuity over time.  Consequently, virtually all study of history in this class will be tied back to these themes.  Students may take this course to meet the World Cultures requirement or they may take the course as an elective course.  Students taking this course are required to complete the AP exam for World History.  A teacher recommendation is required for this course. This course is available for college credit through the AP exam or dual credit.

    AMERICAN HISTORY (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 11
    All juniors are required to take this course. All phases of the American Heritage and national growth are the basis of this course. Emphasis is placed not only on what happened in the factual history, but also on the reasons why things happened and their importance.

    AP UNITED STATES HISTORY - Grade 11
    This difficult junior class covers the same material as in the regular American History class but in more depth and scope. The course follows the rigorous standards established by the Advanced Placement Program. This course is available for college credit through the AP test or through dual credit.

    AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 12
    Seniors are required to take and pass American Government and Economics. The American Government course includes political heritage, foundation of our system of government, and the structure and operation of the government at the national, state, and local levels.

    AP GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: UNITED STATES - Grade 12
    This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret US politics and the analysis of specific examples. Students completing this course will know important facts pertaining to US governments and politics, understand typical patterns of political processes, analyze and interpret basic data relevant to US government and politics. Topics covered in this course include the Constitution, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups, mass media, and institutions of national government. Students successfully completing the course will be prepared for the AP exam. This course is available for college credit through the AP exam or dual credit.

    AP Economics-Grade 12
    AP Economics is a year-long course that introduces the principles of both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. In Microeconomics, students will learn about concepts that concern households and businesses. This includes supply and demand, comparative advantage, externalities, and labor markets, as well as market systems such as monopolies and oligopolies. In Macroeconomics, the class will study market-wide concepts like unemployment, functions of money, banking, international trade, and supply-side and demand-side solutions for economic repair. Students will have the option of taking AP exams for both Micro and Macro with the possibility of attaining six college credits for this single course.


    ECONOMICS (H, ACP, CP1, CP2) - Grade 12
    Seniors are required to take and pass American Government and Economics. The Economics course will feature the economy of the country on a national, state and local level, the factors which drive the economy, and how it applies to the citizenry.

    CINCINNATI HISTORY (ACP) - Grades 11, 12
    This course is open to students with an 80+ average in American History. The purpose of the course is to trace American History through the city of Cincinnati, to acquaint students with the sources of information, and to provide an opportunity for independent research. Emphasis will be placed on on-site visits to persons and places of historical interest. One paper will be required for each quarter of the course.

    MODERN AMERICA - Grades 11, 12
    Students will examine the social and cultural history of sports in American society and the major effects that sports have had in the history of the United States.  Students will analyze the place of sports in American life and sports as a metaphor for American ideas and values. Areas that sports have played a significant role include business, civil rights, media, health care, politics and gender issues.  These are all areas that have drastically affected the American cultural experience.

    PSYCHOLOGY-Grades 10, 11, 12
    An introduction to psychological science -- the study of behavior and mental processes. This course surveys the major subdisciplines of the field, including such topics as the brain and neuroscience, behavioral genetics, cognitive and social development, perception, learning, memory, decision-making, language, consciousness, emotions, motivation, psychological disorders, social identity, interpersonal interactions and group and cultural processes.
  • World Languages

    LATIN 1- Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    The beginning student is taught classical Latin pronunciation as well as the basics of Latin grammar, including all six tenses of the indicative mood, all five declensions of nouns, and both adjective systems. The vocabulary and culture presented are geared toward understanding the world of Julius Caesar, which will be the student's focus in the second year.

    LATIN 2- Grades, 10, 11, 12
    The second-year Latin course culminates in the reading of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. In order to prepare well for this undertaking, the student reviews his first-year work and then concentrates on second-year structures and vocabulary, as well as the geography and history of Caesar's world. In addition, special attention is given to correct pronunciation of classical prose.

    LATIN 3 (H) - Grades 11, 12
    The third and fourth-year Latin courses are intended for the very serious student. Each year begins with a review of Latin grammar. Vocabulary study and grammar refinements are featured throughout the year. Special attention is given to Latin composition. Each year focuses on the works of either Cicero (and the Roman political world of the 1st century B.C.) or Vergil (and the mythological and political background of the founding of Rome). Latin 3 and 4 enable the good student to "test out" of some basic World Language requirements in college.

    LATIN 4 (H) - Grade 12
    The third and fourth-year Latin courses are intended for the very serious student. Each year begins with a review of Latin grammar. Vocabulary study and grammar refinements are featured throughout the year. Special attention is given to Latin composition. Each year focuses on the works of either Cicero (and the Roman political world of the 1st century B.C.) or Vergil (and the mythological and political background of the founding of Rome). Latin 3 and 4 enable the good student to "test out" of some basic World Language requirements in college.

    AP Latin
    AP Latin is designed to provide advanced high school students with a rigorous Latin course focusing on the in-depth study of two of the greatest works in Latin literature: Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar's Gallic Wars.

    SPANISH 1- Grades 9, 10, 11
    The first-year Spanish course is an introduction to a reading and writing knowledge of the language. The student will learn accurate pronunciation and intonation of modern Spanish in realistic everyday situations. Grammatical structures will be stressed using a conceptual approach. Spanish customs, geography, and other aspects of daily life in Hispanic countries will be touched upon throughout the course. This is primarily a freshman subject. Students wishing to take this subject should have a good knowledge of English grammar.

    SPANISH 2- Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    This second-year Spanish course continues the student's study of the Spanish language in all aspects - reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This course will offer the student a firm foundation in grammatical usage. It will enlarge the vocabulary and increase the student's comprehension of spoken Spanish. The student will learn some basic cultural practices of the 20 Spanish-speaking countries.

    SPANISH 3 (H) - Grades 11, 12
    The third-year Spanish course is intended for the serious student. A firm foundation in Spanish grammar is essential for success in this course. This course will provide practice in written and spoken Spanish, and an intense study of idioms, grammar, vocabulary, and culture.

    SPANISH 4 (H) - Grades 11, 12
    A firm foundation in Spanish grammar is essential for success in this course. This course will provide practice in written and spoken Spanish. The course includes advanced grammar and vocabulary, literary and cultural studies, and weekly journal writing.

    AP Spanish Language and Culture Grades 11, 12
    The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is college-level. Students focus on six themes: Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology, and Global Challenges. Students build communication skills (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) and knowledge to make cultural comparisons with Spanish speaking cultures. Students take the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam at the end of the course which promises the possibility of earning college credit. A teacher recommendation is required for this course.


    FRENCH 1- Grades 9, 10, 11
    The first-year student is introduced to French conversation, pronunciation, and reading and writing skills. Students practice conversations with peers in class, listen to contemporary French music, and make cultural comparisons with the French-speaking world. Students build foundational vocabulary and grammar skills throughout this course. Themes studied include introductions, family, school, meals, shopping, and travel.

    FRENCH 2 - Grades 10, 11, 12
    The second-year student completes his study of the basics of the French language. There is significant growth in all communication modes (interpretative, interpersonal, and presentational). Students continue to converse with peers in class and to listen to music throughout the course. Students also continue to explore the cultures of the French-speaking world. Themes studied include holidays, media, neighborhoods, daily routine, and travel.

    FRENCH 3 (H) - Grades 11, 12
    The third-year student continues to grow his vocabulary and grammar skills, including more complex studies such as telling stories in the past and talking about the future. Students converse with peers, write short compositions, and make short presentations. Students study the cultures of the French-speaking world through reading and discussion in French. Themes studied include talking about the past, professions, holidays, and French Impressionism.

    FRENCH 4 (H) - Grade 12
    The fourth-year student continues to grow his vocabulary and grammar skills, including more complex studies such as telling stories in the past and talking about the future. Students converse with peers, write short compositions, and make short presentations. Students study the cultures of the French-speaking world through reading and discussion in French. Themes studied include talking about the past, professions, holidays, and French Impressionism.

    AP FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE - Grade 12
    The AP French Language and Culture course is college-level. Students focus on six themes: Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology, and Global Challenges. Students build communication skills (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) and knowledge to make cultural comparisons with francophone cultures. Students take the AP French Language and Culture exam at the end of the course which promises the possibility of earning college credit. A teacher recommendation is required for this course.


    German 1 – Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    The first-year German course is an introduction to the language with an emphasis in grammar as well as oral, listening, reading and written comprehension. It offers a firm foundation in the basic forms of the language. Videos, listening, pair and group work as well as online exercises help in understanding and learning German. A strong emphasis is placed on a fundamental vocabulary. German culture and geography will also be taught as well as the differences between everyday life in D A CH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and the USA. Klasse A1 is used and this multimedia German course for adolescents is designed according to both, the US National Standards, and the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
     
    German 2 – Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    The second year German course is a continuation of learning the language and grammar through oral, listening, reading and written comprehension. Videos, listening, pair and group work as well as online exercises help in understanding and speaking German. This course reviews the grammar which was taught in German 1 and completes all basic German grammar. Geography and culture are also taught through videos, online research, and German readers.
    Klasse A 2 is used and this multimedia German course for adolescents is designed according to both, the US National Standards, and the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
     
    German 3 (H) Grades 10, 11, 12
    The third year German course reviews and applies the knowledge of grammar gained in the first two years. It enlarges the vocabulary and increases the comprehension of written and spoken German.
    We continue using videos, listening exercises, pair and group work as well as online exercises and short stories. Klasse B 1 is used and this multimedia German course for adolescents is designed according to both, the US National Standards, and the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
     
    German 4 (H) Grades 11, 12
    The fourth year German course reviews and applies the knowledge of grammar gained in the first three years. It enlarges the vocabulary and increases the comprehension of written and spoken German.
    We continue using pair and group work, videos, listening and online exercises as well as short stories.
    Klasse B1 is used and this multimedia German course for adolescents is designed according to both, the US National Standards, and the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
     
    AP German Language and Culture – Grades 12
    The AP German Language and Culture course is college-level. Students focus on six themes: Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology, and Global Challenges. Students build communication skills (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) and knowledge to make cultural comparisons with German speaking cultures. Students take the AP German Language and Culture exam at the end of the course which promises the possibility of earning college credit. A teacher recommendation is required for this course.

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