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Elective Course Presentations: Agenda January 14, 2011 Introduction from Bill Travers (11:00-11:05) Air Force Junior ROTC - 5 minutes (11:05-11:10) Art Department – 5 Minutes (11:10-11:15) Business Administrative and Technology Department – 5 Minutes (11:15-11:20) Break (11:20-11:25) Family Consumer Science – 5 Minutes (11:25-11:30) Music Department – 5 minutes (11:30-11:35) Technology Department – 5 minutes (11:35-11:40)
What is Air Force Junior ROTC all about? Great Group of Friends Giving Back to the Community Exploring Aviation and Space Flight JROTC Program Did you Know? There is NO commitment to the military – NONE! Wearing the uniform is YOUR OPTION -- so keep your hair as long & multi-colored as YOU like Counts as a Science Elective As a 9 th grader YOU can take classes at the High School – get a jump on your Middle School peers! JROTC participation looks great on college applications and opens windows for potential college scholarships and also admission to America’s Service Academies
Aerospace Science: –Science of Flight (9 th -12 th Grade) –History of Aviation (9 th -12 th Grade) –The Exploration of Space (12 th Grade) Leadership Education: –Intercommunication Skills –Life Skills –Principles of Management –Summer Leadership School AND YOU CAN EARN College Credit University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) $130 per course “B” Grade Required 2 Elective College Credits/Class, which equals 8-10 College Credits while attending High School Class Flight Simulators Spacecraft Design/Flight History of Aviation JROTC Curriculum
WHAT ART COURSES CAN SOPHOMORES TAKE? AP ART HISTORYART ICERAMICSDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I LEVEL / MAJOR or MINOR 6.5 / MAJOR4.0 or 5.0 / MAJOR4.0 / MINOR4.0 / MAJOR DESCRIPTION This year-long Advanced Placement course provides high achieving students with a learning experience equivalent to a college level introductory art history survey course. In the course, students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and present. In this course students will develop two dimensional art production techniques using a variety of media. The students will apply the elements and principles of art to their pictorial design and compositions. Portfolios will be developed and career options explored. In this first level course students gain a working knowledge of clay and glazes. Hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, slab and paddle will be developed. Students will be introduced to various glazing techniques and surface embellishments. This photography course teaches students how to use a film or digital camera (SLR or Point and Shoot) and how to take successful photographs. This course uses a digital darkroom (computer) instead of the traditional darkroom. WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE? - All 9 th grader’s planning on taking AP World History - RE: Boost class rank and GPA with 2 nd AP course during sophomore year. World History and Art History curriculum overlaps. - - All 9 th grader’s taking a 6.0 History sophomore year. - RE: AP Prep for AP World or European. - All Art or Architecture Students - RE: Earn college credit in their field. - All 9 th graders interested in drawing, painting & other 2-D art production techniques - RE: Preparation for application to AP Art Drawing/Design, Portfolio Prep or Art 2 - All 9 th graders who could not fit Art major into their schedule but enjoyed art class at the 8 th grade level - RE: Keeps options open towards admittance into Portfolio Prep or AP Drawing/Design - All creative 9 th graders who like working in 3-dimesnions - RE: Ceramics is an Art Minor where students work with clay to create a variety of 3 dimensional forms. - All 9 th graders looking for an minor course in the art department. - RE: Ceramics is one of 2 Minors offered by the Art Department - All 9 th graders who are interested in photography and has either a film or digital camera (SLR or Point and Shoot cameras). - RE: Digital One is NPHS’s foundation course in photography and gives sophomores the option of reaching Digital Three their senior year and earning college credit through the College Boards AP Art - Design Test. - All 9 th graders who want to combine artistic skills with 21 st Century technology skills. WHAT COURSE OPTIONS WILL THEY HAVE FOR THEIR JUNIOR & SENIOR YEARS? Visual Experience, AP World History, AP European History Art II, Portfolio Prep, AP Studio Art Drawing Ceramics II, Ceramics III, Sculpture, AP Studio Art Design Digital Photography II, Digital Photography III, AP Studio Art
WHAT ART COURSES CAN SOPHOMORES TAKE? DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION ELECTRONIC ART I SCULPTUREVISUAL EXPERIENCE LEVEL / MAJOR or MINOR 4.0 / MINOR5.0 / MAJOR4.0 / MAJOR DESCRIPTION In this course students will study drawing, color theory and techniques for applying and manipulating a variety of dry and wet media as it applies to graphic design and illustration. This course is designed for students to use the computer as an art tool. Elements of art and principles of design are stressed and the projects are drawn from both graphic design and fine art. This course is designed to develop the students’ understandings of three- dimensional form through exploration with space and volume in various combinations of their own creation. The course will introduce students to various art forms around the world and throughout history. Students will experiment with a variety of art materials and techniques. WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE? - All 9 th graders interested in - 2-Dimensional art production techniques - RE: Preparation for ALL Major Art courses at NPHS. - All 9 th graders who are interested in Electronic Art, Graphic Design, Computer Illustration and Animation. - RE: Electronic Art One is NPHS’s foundation course in Electronic Art - All 9 th graders who want to combine artistic skills with 21 st Century technology skills. - - All 9 th graders who like working in 3-dimesnions - RE: Sculpture is an Art Major where students work with a variety of media to explore 3 dimensional space. - All 9 th graders who are interested in art and want to learn about different cultures through both instruction and artistic application. WHAT COURSE OPTIONS WILL THEY HAVE FOR THEIR JUNIOR & SENIOR YEARS? Art I, Electronic Art I, Ceramics, Digital Photography I, Sculpture, Visual Experience, AP Studio Art Design Electronic Art II, AP Studio Art Design Ceramics I, Ceramics II, Ceramics III AP Art History, Art I “Employment of artists and related workers is expected to grow 16 percent through 2016, faster than the average for all occupations.” - The U.S. Department of Labor
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
COMPUTER COURSES – Minor Electives – Meet 2 times per cycle Advanced Word for Windows – continuation of the more advanced features of Microsoft Word – sorts, tables, graphics, merges. Multimedia Presentations 1 - Adobe Flash and Adobe Director Desktop Publishing – QuarkXPress – Students will create school publications such as the Basketball Program Electronic Simulation Design – Students will learn how to create a working computer game. Can take these courses in any order based on student interest.
COMPUTER COURSES – Minor Electives – Meet 2 times per cycle Web Page Design – Students will create their own personal web page. Computing for College and the Workplace – Students will use the entire Microsoft Office Suite to prepare students for the demands of college and the modern office. ESL Microcomputer Applications – Students will learn the basic components of Microsoft Office.
SEMESTER MAJOR COURSES – Meet every day for one semester Each of these courses has a project as part of the course that will fulfill the Graduation Project Requirement. Sophomores can take any of these courses in any order based on interest.
SEMESTER MAJOR COURSES – Meet every day for one semester Personal Finance Economics in Practice Business Law and Legal Practices Global Business Marketing Strategies Sports and Entertainment Marketing Entrepreneurship Personal, Estate, and Corporate Law
YEAR-LONG MAJOR COURSES – Meet every day for entire year Accounting 1 – Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors For future planning: Accounting 2 – Juniors and Seniors Business Administration - Seniors
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA FBLA is a national organization that is organized on the local, regional, state, and national level. As an FBLA member, students can – Work in school store – Compete with students at the regional, state, and national level in various business events – Travel to various conferences/workshops
The FCS Skills for Life… Nutrition and Wellness Fashion Retailing and Design Child Development Housing and Home Design Financial and Resource Management Career Choices and Employability Balancing Family, Work & Community Responsibility …are developed in the following FCS major/minor course options.
Family and Consumer Sciences What FCS course interests you…
Family and Consumer Sciences FCS courses offered as North Penn School District Graduation Project Options: Child Development Preschool Laboratory 1 & 2 Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising Advanced Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising Food Science Challenges Across the Life Cycle Challenges of the Aging Adult Child and Family Studies FCS courses offered as a dual credit course: Food Science Preschool Laboratory 2 FCS courses offered for the MCCC Articulation Agreement (must be taken in course order): Child Development, Preschool Laboratory 1, Preschool Laboratory 2
Mike Britcher Matt Klenk Anthony Mancuso Erica Milbourne Dan Tumolo
Performance Ensembles Band – Chorus – Orchestra All available as 6 or 4-day majors or 2-day minors No prerequisite required Enrollment is a requirement to participate in music extra- curricular offerings Wind Ensemble Only offered as 4 or 6 day major Audition required For all curricular ensembles, attendance at afternoon or evening rehearsals and performances is a requirement and counts as a portion of a student’s grade
Music Theory Courses 3 Music Theory courses (tracked): Music Fundmentals (no prerequisite) Music Theory AP Music Theory Since both Fundamentals and Music Theory are required to take the AP course, students interested in AP Theory should take Fundamentals in their Sophomore year There is an option to “test out” of Fundamentals (9 th graders cannot do this), but if the Music Theory class fills up, preference is typically given to students who have taken Fundamentals
Music Technology Music Technology I & II (minors) No prerequisite for MT I Computer based music production Audio Engineering (minor) Principles of acoustics, recording techniques, etc. Contemporary Music (minor) No music experience needed – kind of a Music Appreciation course Comprehensive Music Technology (Major) Combines concepts learned in Music Tech and Audio Engineering with live music rehearsals and performances
Other Elective Courses Solo Performers Students are required to prepare music and perform alone for their classmates Available to instrumentalists and vocalists Music Careers Course for students who are considering continuing their musical pursuits beyond high school Focus on different opportunities currently available in the music field
The Technology Education Department is now the Technology and Engineering Education Department
Forging New a Generation of Engineers North Penn Technology and Engineering Education Department &
of PLTW and the Engineering Academy is to increase the nation’s technology workforce. The primary goal
Project Lead The Way Curriculum of the Engineering Academy PLTW is a sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college.
The Solution is to…
Make a small change in the culture of American high schools by: Strengthening the core academic curricula. Participate in a technical program of study in pre-engineering leading to 2 & 4 year postsecondary degrees.
How does the North Penn Engineering Academy facilitate this change?
Foundation: Capstone: Introduction to Engineering Design Principles Of Engineering Digital Electronics Computer Integrated Manufacturing Engineering Design and Development High School Course Program Note: Course program requires college prep mathematics each year.
How does the Engineering Academy curriculum challenge students to meet higher academic standards?
The curriculum is: “Standards Based” National Academy of Sciences National Council of Teachers of Mathematics International Technology & Engineering Education Association English Language Arts
Exposure to Real Engineering The PLTW classes are modeled after introductory engineering courses taught at the university level. Students gain first hand experience in different facets of engineering and discover where their strengths lie.
Who should take Engineering courses?
The Student who is: In the top 80% of his/her class. Good in mathematics and science. Interested in being an engineer or technologist. Interest in art and design. Interest in computers. An underachiever who might get “hooked” by a high tech – hands on class.
The Student who is: Willing to work hard!!!
A Rigorous Pre-engineering Curriculum + Highly prepared Faculty = Opportunities for Students
Eligible courses: POE, IED, DE, CIM Students earn an 85% course average from the high school teacher Students pass RIT college credit exam with: A, 90-100% B, 80-89% C, 70-79% Students register for 4 RIT credit/course--$200/course RIT sends grade report and maintains transcript with the grade on the RIT exam College credit for high school students
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Incoming 9 th Grader with JROTC & TCC 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th & 5 th 6 th 7 th 8 th JROTC Geometry 5.0 Western Tradition 9 TCC, lunch & return to home bldg Health/PE/Elective Minor English 9 Physical Science Option available based on minimum enrollment of 15