Course Offerings at Kennedy High School

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Course Offerings at
Kennedy High School
2014-15 School Year
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
Graduation Requirements
Courses
Cedar Rapids
Required
Credits
District
Requirements
Regents’
Requirements
Language Arts
60
4 years
4 years
World
Languages
0
None
0 – 4 years
Math
45
3 years
3 – 4 years
Science
45
3 years
3 - 4 years
Graduation Requirements
Courses
Cedar Rapids
Required
Credits
District
Requirements
Regents’
Requirements
Social
Sciences
45
3 years
3 years
Physical
Education
PE class or PE
Waiver every
term
PE every term
N/A
Electives
75
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
Timeline for Course Selection
Counselor assistance with course selection
•
February 3-7 - 9th grade students review courses
•
February 10-14 - 10th grade reviews courses
•
February 17-21 - 11th grade reviews courses
•
February 24-28 – Makeup week
•
April 15-17 – Final review of course selections
•
Late spring term – Commitment to master schedule
Core Course Offerings in Language Arts
Required
Courses:
9th Grade
LA 9
10th Grade
LA 10
11th Grade
Perspectives in
Lit &
Composition
World
Humanities &
Composition
US Humanities &
Composition
AP Language &
Composition
12th Grade
Perspectives in
Lit &
Composition
World
Humanities &
Composition
US Humanities &
Composition
AP Language &
Composition
AP Literature &
Composition
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#
•
•
Beginning Debate
Journalism
Journalism –News *#
Journalism – Yrbk *#
Literary Magazine
# (2.5 credit)
Acting
Stage Craft
Reading
Workshop#
Speech
Creative Writing#
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.
Beginning Debate
Journalism
Journalism –News *#
Journalism – Yrbk *#
Literary Magazine
# (2.5 credit)
Acting
Stage Craft
Reading
Workshop#
Speech
Creative Writing#
Course Offerings in Mathematics
Sequence I
Sequence II
Advanced Geometry 1, 2, 3
Advanced 1st Year Algebra 1, 2, 3
Advanced 2nd Year Algebra 1, 2, 3
Geometry 1, 2, 3
and
2nd Year Algebra 1, 2, 3
Advanced Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3
Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3
AP Calculus 1, 2, 3
and/or
AP Statistics 1, 2, 3
AP Calculus 1, 2, 3
and/or
AP Statistics 1, 2, 3
Course Offerings in Mathematics
Sequence III
Advanced 1st Year Algebra 1, 2, 3
or
1st Yr. Algebra 1, 2, 3
Geometry 1, 2, 3
2nd 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
Sequence IV
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 2-1
4 Term Algebra 2,
Math Skills 3, and
4 Term Algebra 4
Course Offerings in Mathematics
Sequence V
Geometry 1, 2, 3
2nd Year Algebra 1, 2, 3
Pre-Calculus 1, 2, 3
AP Calculus 1, 2, 3
Or
AP Statistics 1, 2, 3
Course Offerings in Social Sciences
9th Grade
Required
Courses:
None
AP Human Geography
(year)
Elective
Courses:
Global Geography
World Issues
Personal Law*
*This course satisfies the Government 2 requirement.
10th Grade
World History
or
AP World History
or
European History
AP Human Geography
(year)
AP Psychology (year)
Course Offerings in Social Sciences
11th Grade
12th Grade
Government 1
Required Courses:
US History or
AP US History
Government 2 Economics
On-line Government
AP US Government (year)
Economics
AP Comparative Govt (year)
Economics
Elective
Courses:
Social Psychology
Psychology
AP Psychology (year)
Sociology
Philosophy
AP Economics (year)
Government 1 or
Government 2
Social Psychology
Psychology
AP Psychology (year)
Sociology
Philosophy
PE Course Offerings
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 2014-15
school year. Stay tuned.
2014-2015 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.
Courses Offered Grades 10-12
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.
John F. Kennedy High School
Family & Consumer Science Course of Studies
9th Grade
10th 11th & 12th Grades
Independent Living
Parenting the Pre-school Child
Family & Consumer Science 1
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
Industrial Tech Course flow chart
All sequences have free exit but 2nd or 3rd 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
Kirkwood Academy Offerings

Advanced Manufacturing

Agriculture Science

Arts & Sciences/On-site

Architecture/Construction Mgmt.

Automotive Technology

Culinary

Dental

Emergency Medical Technician

Graphics & Media

Information Technology

Patient Care (CNA)

Pharmacy Technician

Project Lead the Way

Software Specialist

Transportation

Welding
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.
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
Thank you for coming…safe travels home.
Watch for an email with a link to this Power
Point for your review and convenience.

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