Other Courses

Basic Skills Development Intro to Three-Dimensional Art Advanced Two-Dimensional Art
Intro to Medical Assisting Intro to Two-Dimensional Art Computer Applications
Drawing Advanced Three-Dimensional Art Computer Applications, Advanced

 

BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (BAS SKLS 0500)

Basic Skills Development is a multidisciplinary course that provides students continuing opportunities to develop basic skills including:  (1) reading; (2) writing; (3) listening; (4) speaking; (5) mathematical computation; (6) note taking; (7) study and organizational skills; and (8) problem solving skills that are essential for high school course work achievement. Determination of the skills to be emphasized in this course is based on Indiana’s standards, individual school corporation general curriculum plans, and student Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or other individualized plans. Skills selected for developmental work provide students with the ability to continue to learn in a range of different life situations.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Any grade level
  • Recommended Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: One credit per semester, up to 8 credits
  • Counts as an Elective for all diplomas.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING (INTRO MA 5213)

Introduction to Medical Assisting introduces students to some of the duties and responsibilities of administrative and clinical medical assistants. Course content focuses on basic skills that one might see performed in a doctor's office or out-patient facility. Various instructional strategies and technologies will be used to give students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. The student will also have the opportunity to refine previously learned technical skills, in addition to gaining additional competencies as they participate in simulated activities and procedures in the classroom. Instruction will be augmented with study tours and shadowing experiences in health care facilities. The HOSA organization provides students the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of competitive events at both the state and national level.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 11-12
  • Required Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Care Systems or Integrated Health Sciences I&II, Biology
  • Credits: A one-semester course, one or two credits per semester
  • Counts as a Directed Elective and Elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

DRAWING (L) (DRAWING 4060)

Drawing is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in drawing engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production, and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create drawings utilizing processes such as sketching, rendering, contour, gesture and perspective drawing, and use a variety of media such as pencil, chalk, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)
  • Laboratory course
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma.
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART (L) (3D ART 4002)

Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking this course engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, production and integrated studies, culminating in the creation of portfolio quality works. Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create three-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)
  • Laboratory course
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma.
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (L) (2D ART 4000)

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking this course engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, production and integrated studies, leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create two-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Laboratory course
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma.
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

ADVANCED THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART (L) (ADV 3D ART 4006)

Advanced Three-Dimensional Art is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in this course build on the sequential learning experiences of Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production, and the creation of portfolio quality works. Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create three-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L), Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art (L)
  • Laboratory course
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma.
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

ADVANCED TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (L) (ADV 2D ART 4004)

Advanced Two-Dimensional Art is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in this course build on the sequential learning experiences of Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production, and the creation of portfolio quality works. Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create two-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)
  • Laboratory course
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (COMP APPS 4530)                                        

Computer Applications is a business course that provides instruction in software concepts using a Windows-based professional suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and presentation applications.  Instruction in basic computer hardware and operating systems that support software applications is provided.  Additional concepts and applications dealing with software integration, Internet use, and information about future technology trends are included.  Instructional strategies should include teacher demonstrations, collaborative instruction, interdisciplinary and/or culminating projects, problem solving and critical thinking activities, simulations, and minibaskets/in-basket projects.

  • Recommended Grade Level:  9
  • Required Prerequisite: Digital Communication Tools or Business Middle Level
  • Credits: A one-credit course over one semester
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ADVANCED (COMP APP ADV 4528)

Computer Applications, Advanced is a business course that integrates computer technology, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.   Areas of instruction include advanced applications and integration of a professional software suite and the use of emerging technology. Students should be given the opportunity to seek business/industry certification, such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.  Instructional strategies may include collaborative instruction, peer teaching, in-baskets, minibaskets, LAPs, school and community projects, and a school-based enterprise.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 10-12
  • Required Prerequisite: Computer Applications
  • Credits: A one- or two-credit course over one or two semesters
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.