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1 Course Offerings at Kennedy High School School Year

2 School Counseling Team Judy McIntosh, Grades 10-12, A-C Rachel Collins, Grades 10-12, D-Ha Liz Wessels, Grades 10-12, He-Ma Lori Clore, Grades 10-12, Mc-Sa Andy Jacobsen, Grades 10-12, Sc-Z Syndy Richey, PACT Coordinator

3 Graduation Requirements Courses Cedar Rapids Required Credits District Requirements Regents Requirements Language Arts604 years World Languages 0None0 – 4 years Math453 years3 – 4 years Science453 years3 - 4 years

4 Graduation Requirements Courses Cedar Rapids Required Credits District Requirements Regents Requirements Social Sciences 453 years Physical Education PE class or PE Waiver every term PE every termN/A Electives75

5 Timeline for Course Selection January 14 - Parent Session January 21 - Distribution of pre-registration form and beginning of Recommendation Week January 27 - Power School window opens January 30 - Pre-registration forms due to LA 9, World History, or US History teacher with parent signature January 31 - Power School window closes

6 Timeline for Course Selection Counselor assistance with course selection February th grade students review courses February th grade reviews courses February th grade reviews courses February – Makeup week April – Final review of course selections Late spring term – Commitment to master schedule

7 Core Course Offerings in Language Arts 9 th Grade 10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade Required Courses: LA 9LA 10 Perspectives in Lit & Composition World Humanities & Composition US Humanities & Composition AP Language & Composition AP Literature & Composition

8 Elective Course Offerings in Language Arts Elective Courses: Beginning Debate Journalism Journalism –News *# Journalism – Yrbk *# Literary Magazine # (2.5 credit) Acting Stage Craft Reading Workshop# Speech Creative Writing# * Requires prerequisite course or approval of instructor # Courses can be taken for multiple terms/years.

9 Course Offerings in Mathematics Sequence I Sequence II Advanced Geometry 1, 2, 3 Advanced 2 nd Year Algebra 1, 2, 3 Advanced Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3 AP Calculus 1, 2, 3 and/or AP Statistics 1, 2, 3 Advanced 1 st Year Algebra 1, 2, 3 Geometry 1, 2, 3 and 2 nd Year Algebra 1, 2, 3 Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3 AP Calculus 1, 2, 3 and/or AP Statistics 1, 2, 3

10 Course Offerings in Mathematics Sequence III Sequence IV Advanced 1 st Year Algebra 1, 2, 3 or 1 st Yr. Algebra 1, 2, 3 Geometry 1, 2, 3 2 nd Yr. Algebra 1, 2, 3 Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3 and/or AP Statistics 1, 2, 3 and/or Stat & Finite Math 1, 2, 3 4 Term Algebra 1, 2 and Math Skills 1 4 Term Algebra 4, 4 Term Geometry 1, 2 Math Skills 2, Geometry 4, 4 Term Algebra Term Algebra 2, Math Skills 3, and 4 Term Algebra 4

11 Course Offerings in Mathematics Sequence V Geometry 1, 2, 3 2 nd Year Algebra 1, 2, 3 Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3 AP Calculus 1, 2, 3 Or AP Statistics 1, 2, 3

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13 Course Offerings in Social Sciences 9 th Grade 10 th Grade Required Courses: None World History or AP World History or European History AP Human Geography (year) AP Psychology (year) Elective Courses: Global Geography World Issues Personal Law* *This course satisfies the Government 2 requirement.

14 Course Offerings in Social Sciences 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Required Courses: US History or AP US History Government 1 Government 2 Economics On-line Government AP US Government (year) Economics AP Comparative Govt (year) Elective Courses: Economics AP Economics (year) Government 1 or Government 2 Social Psychology Psychology AP Psychology (year) Sociology Philosophy

15 Students need to enroll in a PE class or PE waiver each trimester to graduate. 5 credit PE Classes 2.5 credit PE Classes PE Waivers Changes to PE are coming for the school year. Stay tuned. PE Course Offerings

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18 Business Education Course Offerings All courses are one-term classes unless otherwise noted Courses Offered Grades 9-12 Keyboarding Students learn the skill of touch-typing as well as simple formatting skills. Entrepreneurship Students will explore the process of owning a business. Topics include selecting a product or service to sell, determining who the customers will be, learning how to market the business, obtaining financing, managing employees and preparing a business plan and presentation. Financial Literacy This course introduces students to money management and personal financial tasks that students will use in everyday life. Students will learn about employee wages and withholdings, methods of payments, managing money through banking and budgeting, making money grow through investments such as stocks, making sound purchasing decisions, and being a responsible user of credit. Students will also engage in a web-based simulation. Video Game Marketing and Design This exciting course exposes students to all aspects of promotion and marketing related to video games. It also exposes students to simple programming that they can use to understand and create their own video games. This course is open to all students but is especially well suited to any student seeking a career in business, marketing, computer software engineering or programming.

19 Courses Offered Grades Sports and Entertainment Marketing Students will explore the dynamic topic of sports and entertainment marketing. The basic functions of marketing are applied to this hugely popular subject. Students will evaluate marketing strategies used by successful sports marketing firms, investigate Internet marketing, engage in simulation software as the owner of a professional football team, examine economic factors that lead to franchise expansion and relocation, explore advertising and promotion as well as examine legal and ethical issues in the college and professional sports world. PowerPoint Multimedia Students will move through the basics of PowerPoint and then add advanced features. Students will use clip art, download graphics from the internet, draw graphics, edit graphics, and use digital camera, scanner, and photo editing software. Students will also learn to capture and edit sound and work with video, including digital video editing. Class serves as part of the Software Specialist Academy at Kirkwood and counts as 3 Kirkwood Community College Credits. Accounting (year-long) Students learn to analyze business transactions and make simple financial statements for service-type, one-owner businesses and for two-owner merchandizing businesses. This course is a must for students who might be considering a business or accounting major in college. Class serves as part of the Business and Finance Academy at Kirkwood and counts for 3 credits at Kirkwood Community College.

20 9 th Grade 10 th 11 th & 12 th Grades Family & Consumer Science 1 Independent Living Parenting the Pre-school Child Parenting the School-age Child Foods & Nutrition 1 Foods & Nutrition 2 *NEW OPPORTUNITY for Juniors/Seniors: Pro Start 1 will be available at CR Washington John F. Kennedy High School Family & Consumer Science Course of Studies

21 Industrial Tech Course flow chart All sequences have free exit but 2 nd or 3 rd level courses may not be taken without the lower level course. Project Lead the Way 1.Principles of Engineering 2.Introduction to Engineering Design 3.Civil and Architectural Engineering (Regional Center after 1. or 2.) 4.Digital Electronics (Regional Center after 1. or 2.) Construction Tech 1.Const Tech I 2.Const Tech II 3.Residential/Commercial Const Lab (Regional Center after 1 or 2) 4.Arch Plans and Specs (Regional Center after 1 or 2) 5.Building Trades (no prerequisite) Auto 1.Auto/Trans I 2.Auto/Trans II 3.Advanced Auto Tech Manufacturing 1.Welding (no prerequisite) 2.Electric Car I 3.Electric Car II 4.Electric Car III Woodworking 1.Woodworking I 2.Woodworking II 3.Woodworking III

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23 Kirkwood Academy Offerings Advanced Manufacturing Arts & Sciences/On-site Automotive Technology Dental Graphics & Media Patient Care (CNA) Project Lead the Way Transportation Agriculture Science Architecture/Construction Mgmt. Culinary Emergency Medical Technician Information Technology Pharmacy Technician Software Specialist Welding

24 Workplace Learning Connection Mission Statement The mission of the Workplace Learning Connection is to develop our future workforce by connecting business and education in relevant, work-based learning activities for K-12 students and teachers.

25 Special Thanks Jason Kline, Principal Robert Johnson, Associate Principal Kara Asmussen, Language Arts Teacher Dennis Hynek, Math Teacher Kris Hellweg, Science Teacher Pat Cory, Social Sciences Teacher Tim Lewis, Physical Education Teacher Diana Ross, German Teacher Erin Ennis, Art Teacher Phil Ferrante, Business Teacher Barry Wilson, Technology Teacher Trace Pickering, ELSC – Associate Superintendent Anthony Jensen, Kirkwood Academy Mariann Ryan, Workplace Learning Connection Randy Whitehead, Special Education Teacher Syndy Richey, PACT Coordinator School Counseling Department Deb Baber, Technology Facilitator Steve Tolly, Maestro of the Microphones

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