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Luverne High School. Course Registration Guide 2010-11. Graduation Requirements. 21.5 credits total 4 credits in English 3.5 credits in Social Studies 3 credits in Math 3 credits in Science 2 in Health and Physical Education 1 in Fine Arts Meet MN Academic Standards.

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Luverne High School

Course Registration Guide

2010-11


Graduation Requirements

  • 21.5 credits total

  • 4 credits in English

  • 3.5 credits in Social Studies

  • 3 credits in Math

  • 3 credits in Science

  • 2 in Health and Physical Education

  • 1 in Fine Arts

  • Meet MN Academic Standards


Ninth Grade Classes

  • English 9 or Basic Communication*

  • Core I, Core 2, or Basic Math*

  • Gov/Careers and World History

  • Physical Science

  • Phy Ed 9 and Health 9

  • Fine Arts (Band,Choir, or Art)

  • Electives and/or Study Hall

    *Requires an IEP


Tenth Grade Classes

  • English 10, AP English 10, or Basic Communication*

  • Core II, Core 3, or Basic Math*

  • Biology or Non-Core Chemistry*

  • American History

  • Phy Ed 10

  • Top Twenty Skills

  • Electives and/or Study Hall

    * Requires an IEP


Eleventh Grade Classes

  • 2 English Classes

  • 2 Social Studies Classes

  • Core III, Core 4, or Basic Math*

  • Chemistry, Chem-Com, or Non-core Chemistry*

  • Health 11

  • Electives and/or Study Hall

    *Requires an IEP


Social studies classes for juniors and seniors must include government, economics, and geography.

Juniors and Seniors

English classes for juniors and seniors must include two classes of literature and one class each of writing and speech.


$ College Credit $

  • Concurrent courses are offered in College Speech, Intro to College Literature, College Principles of Biology, College Anatomy/Physiology, College Sociology, and College Psychology.

  • AP courses are offered in AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus, and AP German IV.

  • Articulation agreements with technical colleges are available for many vocational classes.


Post-Secondary Option

Students interested in taking classes at a college for all or part of the 2010-11 school year are required to have a conference with a parent and the administration by May 14, 2010.


Course Registration Guide

AGRICULTURE


1. Intro to Agriscience

  • Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • This course is a prerequisite for many AG classes including AG mechanics and AG welding.


2/3. Animal Science A and B

  • Offered via ITV.

  • Open to student in grades 9-12.

  • Animal Science A is large animals - beef, sheep, swine, dairy and poultry.

  • Animal Science B is small or companion animals - horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, reptiles, and birds.


4. AG Mechanics

  • Open to grades 10-12.

  • Prerequisite: Intro to AG.

  • 2-hour block

  • Students must supply safety glasses.

  • May be taken only one time.


5. AG Welding

  • Open to grades 10-12.

  • Prerequisite: Intro to AG.

  • 2-hour block

  • Students need to purchase their own steel and safety glasses.

  • May be taken only one time.


Additional AG classes that may be offered:

6. AG Business Management*

9. AG Sales and Marketing*

*These courses are offered via ITV and open to student in grades 10-12 who have had Intro to AG.


11. Aquaculture

  • Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • No prerequisite.

  • Learn all about native and tropical species of fish and the water in which they live.


Course Registration Guide

ART


20/21. Art IA and IB

  • Open to all students in grades 9-12.

  • Art IA is first semester; Art IB is second. These classes may be taken in either order. There is no prerequisite for IB.

  • Meets the high school fine arts requirement.


22. Studio Artist

  • Develop your own “personal voice” in an area of art of your choosing.

  • Prerequisite is Art IA or IB.

  • Lab fee required.


23. Photography

  • Open to students in grades 10-12.

  • No prerequisite.

  • Lab fee required.


24. Pottery

  • Open to students in grades 10-12.

  • No prerequisite

  • Lab fee required.


Course Registration Guide

BUSINESS


40. Computer App.

  • Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • This course will satisfy the college recommendation for an introductory computer course.


41. Computer Science

  • Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • Opportunity to learn a variety of computer related skills including web pages, digital photo editing, and programming.


42. General Business

  • Open to student in grades 9-12.

  • Opportunity to explore the role of business in our present day economic system.

  • Can attend local, State, and national BPA competitions.


43. Personal Finance

  • Open to student in grades 10-12.

  • This class can benefit any student who has, or will ever have, any money!


45. Accounting

  • Open to students in grades 10-12.

  • Learn the “language of business.”

  • A must for students interested in a career in business.


48/49. Business Seminar and Internship

  • Offered second semester to only seniors.

  • Seminar and Internship must be taken concurrently.

  • Internship is a 2-hour block at the end of the day.

  • Students may not have an additional study hall.


Course Registration Guide

ENGLISH


60/61. English 9

  • Required for all freshmen.

  • Year-long class.

  • Students who have an IEP may be eligible to substitute Basic Comm. for English 9.


62/63. English 10

  • Required year-long class for sophomores.

  • Students with an IEP may be eligible to take Basic Comm. in place of English 10.

  • Advanced students may apply to take English 10A/CP class.


67/68. AP Lit and Comp

  • Interested students should take American and English Lit as juniors.

  • Counts as 2 writing, speech, and/or literature requirements.

  • Possible college credit with AP testing.


69. Foundations of Writing

  • An English class open to juniors and seniors that meets the State and school writing requirement.

  • Learn sound writing habits for school and life.


70. Creative Writing

  • An elective English class.

  • Open to juniors and seniors.

  • This class does not meet the MN academic standards for technical writing.


71. Writing and Research

  • Open to college-bound juniors and seniors.

  • Meets school and State writing requirement.


72. Speech

  • Open to juniors and seniors

  • Meets school and State speech requirement.


73. College Speech

  • Open to juniors and seniors who meet college entrance requirements.

  • Concurrent class offered with MN West for 3 college credits.


74. Intro to College Lit

  • Open to juniors and seniors who meet college entrance requirements.

  • Concurrent class offered with MN West for 3 college credits.


74. American Literature

  • Open to juniors and seniors.

  • Can be used as one of your required literature classes.

  • A recommended prerequisite for AP Comp/Literature.


76. English Literature

  • Open to juniors and seniors.

  • Can be used as one of your required literature classes.

  • A recommended prerequisite for AP Comp/Literature.


77. Regional Authors

  • A new course for 2010-11, this class will look at authors from Minnesota as well as authors from nearby areas.

  • Open to juniors and seniors, this course can count as a literature credit.


Course Registration Guide

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE


100/101. Foods I and II

  • Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • Foods I must be taken before Foods II.

  • Possible articulation certificated for completion of both I and II.


Other FACS classes

Elective classes for grades 9-12:

  • 102. The Be Real Game

  • 103. Creative Living

  • 104. Fashion!

  • 105. Foundations of Child Development


Course Registration Guide

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION


120. Health 9

  • Required course for all freshmen.

  • Covers topics including: nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, death and dying, diseases, abstinence, teen pregnancy prevention, STD’s, and AIDS.


121. Health 11

  • Required course for all juniors.

  • Health 9 is a prerequisite.

  • Helps students make informed decisions in six priority health areas.


122/123. Physical Education 9 and 10

  • Required courses for all freshmen and sophomores.

  • Students will learn to evaluate their fitness in the areas of cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition.


124. Personal Training

  • Open to juniors and seniors.

  • This class will help you develop your own fitness plan.


125. Lifetime Fitness

Open to juniors and seniors who want to experience a variety of physical activities.

$30 Activity fee required.


Course Registration Guide

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY


Woodworking

Two courses will be offered in woodworking:

  • Beginning Woods

    143. Advanced Woods


Woodworking

  • Beginning woods is a prerequisite for the two hour block class Advanced Woods.

  • Students must pay for the materials used in their projects.


Drafting

The following drafting class is also offered:

141. Beginning Drafting


150/151/152. Graphic Arts

  • Graphic Arts I, II, and III are offered to students in grades 10-12.

  • These courses count towards the fine arts requirement.


Course Registration Guide

MATHEMATICS


160-171. Alg-Geo Core Plus

All students must take

three years of math.

  • I - 9th grade

  • II - 10th grade

  • III - 11th grade

  • IV - 12th grade

  • 2 - Adv. 9th grade

  • 3 - Adv. 10th grade

  • 4 - Adv. 11th grade


Additional Math Classes

Seniors can also take:

  • AP Calculus

  • MCA Math

    And students with an IEP can take:

  • Basic Mathematics


Course Registration Guide

MUSIC


179. Cantabile Choir

  • A ninth grade girls’ choir

  • Performs at home concerts and Large Group Contest

  • All boys and the girls in grades 10-12 should sign up for Concert Choir.


180. Concert Choir


181. Band


182. Flag Corps

  • The flag corps is composed of students in grades 9-12 who perform with the marching band in parade and field competitions and at home football games.


Course Registration Guide

SCIENCE


200/201. Physical Science

  • Required course for all freshmen.

  • Opportunity to use your problem solving skills and your knowledge of chemistry and physics to build the best mousetrap!


202. Biology

  • Grade 10

  • Required class

  • 2-hour block

  • Prerequisite: Physical Science


Ethanol Plant Field Trip


205. Chemistry

  • A 2-hour block course offered to juniors and seniors.

  • Prerequisite is Biology.

  • Offered first and second semesters.


206/207. Chem Com

  • Chemistry in the Community is designed for the student who is not planning to pursue any post-secondary education.

  • It still meets the MN academic standards in chemistry.


203/204. Non-core Biology

  • Prerequisite is Physical Science.

  • Offered to sophomores and juniors.

  • Offered every-other-year - alternating with Non-Core Chemistry.

  • This course is designed for students not planning to attend a post-secondary school.

  • Teacher referral required.


210/211. Physics

A college preparatory science class for seniors.


212. College Biology

  • Open to juniors and seniors

  • Concurrent enrollment with MN West

  • Possibility of 4 college credits


213. College Anatomy/Physiology

  • Open to juniors and seniors

  • Concurrent enrollment with MN West

  • Possibility of 4 college credits.


Course Registration Guide

SOCIAL STUDIES


220. Government/Careers

  • A required social studies class open to all freshmen.

  • Part of the class is devoted to the study of the Federal government.

  • The rest of the class deals with Careers.

  • Students must complete the Career unit in order to pass the class.


221. World History

  • A required social studies class open to all freshmen.

  • Deals with European, Asian, African, Meso-American, and Middle East history.


222/223. American History

  • Required class for sophomores.

  • Deals with American history from the Civil War through the Cold War

  • And yes - that’s the text being protected by a sophomore student!


224. American Government

Required course open to juniors and seniors.


A required social studies course.

Open to juniors and seniors.

225. Global Economics


226. Geography

  • This required social studies class is offered to students in grades 10-12.

  • With the weight of the world on your shoulder, this course will prepare you to live in an ever-changing world.


228. Psychology

  • Open to student in grades 10-12.

  • An elective course in social studies.

  • This course is a prerequisite for College Psych.

  • Two book reports are required.


229. College Psychology

  • Open to student in grades 11 & 12.

  • Prerequisite is psychology and/or college sociology

  • Offered for college credit through concurrent enrollment with MN West.


230. College Sociology

  • Open to student in grades 11 & 12.

  • The science of “Interaction among people.”

  • Offered for college credit through concurrent enrollment with MN West.


231. Smart Money

  • A new offering for 2010-11, this class will teach you to be a wise consumer and a smart investor.

  • This elective course is offered to juniors and seniors.


Course Registration Guide

WORLD LANGUAGES


260-267. German


German

  • Elective class

  • Open to all grades

  • Must be taken in sequential order.

  • Class trip offered in even years.

  • Most 4-year colleges require two years of a world language.

  • Seniors may take an AP test for possible college credit.


270-277. Spanish


Spanish

  • Elective class

  • Open to all grades

  • Must be taken in sequential order.

  • Class trip offered in even years.

  • Most 4-year colleges require two years of a world language.

  • Seniors may take a CLEP test for possible college credit.


280-283. Sign Language

  • Offered via ITV

  • First and second years offered

  • Counts as a second language so it meets the entrance requirements of 4-year colleges


Course Registration Guide

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS


290/291. Annual/Echo

  • Open to students in grades 9-12

  • No prerequisites

  • Opportunity to work on Luverne High School newspaper, the ECHO - and the Cardinal yearbook.


292/293. Peer Helping

  • Juniors and seniors may apply.

  • Requires 45 hours of service per quarter.

  • Seniors may have a study hall in addition to their peer helping hour.


294. Study Skills

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 on an IEP or by teacher referral.

  • Opportunity to learn study skills and test taking strategies.


295. Social Skills

  • Offered to students in grade 9-12 with an IEP.

  • Opportunity to work on organizational and social skills.


300/301. Study Hall

  • Students may take a study hall for one or both semesters.

  • Juniors and seniors with privileges may have open campus during assigned study hall.

  • Students can have only one study hall per semester.

  • Students with D’s or F’s on a three-week grade report will be restricted to study hall until grade reports improve.


303/304. Resource Room

  • Offered to students in grades 9-12 on an IEP who need extra academic support.

  • Confidentiality is respected at all times!


320. Independent Study

  • Offered to seniors only.

  • Student must submit a proposal for a project or area of study.

  • Student must find a teacher who is willing to supervise the project and who is certified to teach the area.

  • Independent studies may not be done for classes that are required for graduation.

  • Student with independent studies do not have privileges during the assigned hour.


310. Top Twenty Skills

This class combines the skills taught in “Top Twenty Teens” with test prep activities in reading and math to prepare students for MCA and ACT tests. It is required for all sophomores.


Keys to successful registration

  • Circle the course numbers of 6-7 credits that you want next year.

  • Make any notes on your registration form that will help you to get a perfect schedule.

  • Be sure to prioritize you electives.

  • And turn your registration in to the office by Friday!


Please complete registration by Friday. Thanks!


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