2021-2022 Freshmen Course Catalog


2021-2022 
Freshman Course Catalog

Welcome to Tennessee High School!  Our mission at THS is “Preparing THS Students for Post-Secondary Success.”  You will be engaged in rigorous, relevant educational experiences designed to prepare you for your post-high school goals.  It is our intention to prepare every student with their post-high school individual needs.

Below is a summary of your graduation requirements at THS.  Please review the course offerings in this catalog and be prepared to discuss your choices at your registration appointment with a THS counselor.  Your choices, along with your standardized test scores and teacher recommendations, will be used to schedule you in appropriate courses for your first year at THS.  If you have any questions during this process, please contact a THS counselor.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Graduation Requirements

English

4 credits

English I

 

English II

English III

English IV­­­­­

Math

4 credits

Integrated Math I




Students must take a math course each year.

Integrated Math II

Integrated Math III

One additional credit beyond Integrated Math III

Science

3 credits

Biology

 

Chemistry or Physics

One additional lab science (i.e. Physical Science, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, etc.)

Social Studies

3 credits

World History/AP Human Geography

 

U.S. History

U.S. Government/Economics

Physical Education

2 credits

Wellness

2 semesters of JROTC may substitute for Wellness.

PE/Driver’s Education

World Language

2 credits

Two semesters of the same language

 

Fine Arts

1 credit

Art, Choral Music, Theatre, Digital Arts & Design, Web Design, or Instrumental Music

 

Program of Study

3 credits

Focused Elective Program of Study

 

Personal Finance

1 credit

On-line course

 

Electives

5 credits

 

 

Total

28 credits

 

 


Additional Requirements:

  • Students must complete a senior capstone experience.
  • Students must pass a Civics exam; this is incorporated in the Economics course.
  • Students must take the ACT.



Comparison of Graduation Honors

Tennessee High School Graduates of Highest Distinction

State of Tennessee Honors

Tennessee Scholars

Work Ethic Distinction

Graduating
with “Honors”

Graduating with “Distinction”

4 or more completed AP credits

Score at or above all subject area readiness benchmarks on ACT

“B” average, and one of the following:

All Tennessee minimum graduation requirements plus the following:

 

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95 or above cumulative average (taken from final term grades)

Benchmarks are:

  1. Earn a nationally recognized industry certificate

2 Career Technical Education Courses (Computer class may count as 1 CTE credit)

29 or above ACT composite or
1280 or above SAT composite

Mathematics -
22

  1. Participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools

- or -

Earn a score of 3 on two AP exams

English -
18

  1. Participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations

2 AP credits

 

Reading -
22

  1. Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist

- or -

 

Science -
23

  1. Attain a score of 31 or higher ACT composite score

2 Dual enrollment, Dual Credit, Joint enrollment or online courses

 

 

  1. Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least 2 AP exams

- or -

 

 

  1. Successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Any combination of two above

 

 

  1. Earn 12 or more semester hours of postsecondary credit recorded on transcript.

80 hours of Community Service


 

 

 

"C" minimum in each TN/VA Scholars Course (Courses may be retaken to meet this requirement.)

 

 

 

95% attendance over the course of 4 years (No more than 36 total days)

 

 

 

No Out-of-School Suspensions





Programs of Study 2021-2022

Students must complete 3 electives from a single Program of Study (POS) per graduation requirements.


Academic (4 Programs of Study Offered)

Advanced Placement

  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Spanish Language and Composition
  • AP Computer Science

 

Math/ Science

  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • AP Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

 

Fine Arts

  • Concert Choir
  • Instrumental Music
  • Music Theory
  • Art 1, Art 2, Art 3
  • AP Art
  • Percussion
  • Color Guard
  • Madrigals
  • Theatre Arts 1, Theatre Arts 2
  • AP Music Theory
  • Women’s Ensemble
  • Color Guard
  • Digital Arts 1

 

Humanities

  • Adv. Creative Writing
  • German 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Public Speaking
  • AP English Literature
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4
  • AP Spanish
  • Journalism (Yearbook)
  • Journalism (Maroon & White)
  • AP English Language
  • Mythology/Etymology
  • French 1, 2, 3,
  • Psychology/ AP Psychology

 



Career and Technical Education (23 Programs of Study Offered)


Advanced Manufacturing
Machining Technology

  • Principals of Manufacturing
    Principals of Machining I
  • Principals of Machining II (NEState Dual Credit Test)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Safety in the Workplace
    Dual Enroll.: NEState Industrial Concepts (ACT req.)
  • Ind. Cert.: PMI (Precision Meas. Inst.); OSHA 10; CPT Dual Credit at TCAT Eliz.: PMI Ind. Cert. = 90 hrs

Advanced Manufacturing
Welding

  • Principals of Manufacturing
  • Welding I
  • Welding II
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Safety in the Workplace
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Industrial Concepts (ACT req.)
  • Ind. Cert.: PMI (Precision Meas. Inst.); OSHA 10; CPT

 

Architecture & Construction
Residential & Commercial Construction

  • Fundamentals of Construction
  • Residential & Commercial Construction I
  • Residential & Commercial Construction II
  • Ind. Cert.: NCCER Core; OSHA 10 Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
Audio/Visual Production

  • A/V Production I
  • A/V Production II
  • A/V Production III
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Student in University
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Principles of Digital Animation
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Principles of Digital Game Design
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Web Presence & Social Media (Evening class one night/week)

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
Digital Arts & Design

  • Digital Arts & Design 1
  • Digital Arts & Design 2
  • Digital Arts & Design 3
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Student in University
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Principles of Digital Animation
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Principles of Digital Game Design
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Photographic Foundations (Evening class one night/week)
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Web Presence & Social Media (Evening class one night/week)
  • Ind. Cert.: Adobe Certified Associate

Business Management & Administration
Business Management

  • Intro to Business and Marketing
  • Business Communications
    Business Management (NE State Dual Credit Test)
  • CLEP Test: Principles of Management
    Dual Enroll.: ETSU Using Information Technology
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Intro. to Business
    Dual Enroll.: NEState Keyboarding/Formatting I
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Business English
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Records Management
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Word Processing I
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Sales and Service
    Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Econ. Prin.
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Management Comm.
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Management of Info. Sys.
  • Dual Enroll.: Tusculum Principles of Management with Leadership Studies (6 hours total)

Business Management & Administration
Office Management

  • Computer Applications
  • Business Communications
  • Business Management
  • CLEP Test: Principles of Management
  • CLEP Test: Information Systems
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Computer Applications
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Keyboarding/Formatting I
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Business English
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Records Management
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Word Processing I
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Sales and Service
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Using Information Technology

Education and Training
Teaching as a Profession (K-12)

  • Fundamentals of Education
  • Teaching as a Profession I
  • Teaching as a Profession II
  • Teaching as a Prof. Practicum (Peer Tutor)

 

Government & Public Administration
Leadership in Government

  • JROTC I
  • JROTC II
  • JROTC III
  • JROTC IV
  • U.S. Government and Civics
  • Success Skills in Service Learning

Health Science
Emergency Services

  • Health Science Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology (NEState Dual Credit CPR Test)
  • King Univ. DE Anatomy & Phys. at THS
  • Medical Therapeutics
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Clinical Internship
    Dual Enroll.: ETSU Medical Terminology (ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Health Career Expl.Seminar(ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Health-Related Professions
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Healthcare
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Medical Terminology
  • Ind. Cert.: OSHA10 Healthcare, EMR

Health Science
Nursing Services

  • Health Science Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology (NEState Dual Credit CPR Test)
  • King Univ. DE Anatomy & Phys. at THS
  • Medical Therapeutics
  • Clinical Internship
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Medical Terminology (ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Health Career Expl. Seminar (ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Health-Related Professions
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Healthcare
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Medical Terminology
  • Dual Enrollment Nursing Services
  • Ind. Cert.: OSHA10 Healthcare

Health Science
Therapeutic Services

  • Health Science Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology (NEState Dual Credit CPR Test)
  • King Univ. DE Anatomy & Phys. at THS
    Medical Therapeutics
  • Pharmacological Science
  • Clinical Internship
    Dual Enroll.: ETSU Medical Terminology (ACT req.)
    Dual Enroll.: ETSU Health Career Expl. Seminar (ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Health-Related Professions
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Healthcare
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Medical Terminology
  • Ind. Cert.: OSHA10 Healthcare, Pharm. Tech.

Health Science
Sport and Human Performance

  • Health Science Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology (NEState Dual Credit CPR Test)
  • King Univ. DE Anatomy & Phys. at THS
  • Rehabilitation Careers
  • Clinical Internship
    Dual Enroll.: ETSU Medical Terminology (ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Health Career Expl. Seminar(ACT req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Health-Related Professions
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Healthcare
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Medical Terminology
  • Ind. Cert.: OSHA10 Healthcare

Hospitality & Tourism
Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts 1
  • Culinary Arts 2
  • Culinary Arts 3
  • Ind. Cert.: OSHA10, ServeSafe Food Manager

 

Hospitality & Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Hospitality and Tourism Exploration
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Hospitality Management

Human Services
Cosmetology

  • Cosmetology 1
  • Cosmetology 2
  • Cosmetology 3
  • Dual Credit at TCAT Eliz.: 90 hours
  • Ind. Cert.: OSHA10 Cosmetology

Information Technology
Coding

  • Computer Science Foundations
  • Coding I (NEState Dual Credit Prog. & Logic Test)
  • Mobile App Development
  • AP Computer Science
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Intro to Computer Science
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Computer Concepts
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Programming
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Prof. Writing for IT
  • Ind. Cert.: Comp. TIA Foundations

Information Technology
Cybersecurity

  • Computer Science Foundations
  • Cybersecurity I
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Ind. Cert.: Comp. TIA Foundations

Information Technology
Networking

  • Computer Science Foundations
  • Computer Systems (TOPS online)
    Networking (NEState Dual Credit Networking Test)
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Intro to Computer Science
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Computer Concepts
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Programming
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Prof. Writing for IT
  • Ind. Cert.: Comp. TIA Foundations

Information Technology
Web Design

  • Computer Science Foundations
  • Web Design Foundations
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Dual Enroll.: ETSU Essentials of Web Dev.
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Prof. Writing for IT
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Web Presence & Social Media (Evening class one night/week)
  • Ind. Cert.: Comp. TIA Foundations

Law, Corrections, & Security
Criminal Justice & Correction Services

  • Criminal Justice I
  • Criminal Justice II
  • Criminal Justice III (NE State Dual Credit Test)
    Dual Enroll.: NEState Intro to Criminal Justice (ACT Req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Issues & Ethics (ACT Req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: NEState Intro. to Corrections (ACT Req.)
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Intro. to Crim. Justice
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Criminal Procedure
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Criminal Law
  • Dual Enroll.: King Univ. Special Topics in Crim. Jus.

STEM
Engineering

  • Principles of Engineering & Technology
  • Engineering Design I
  • Engineering Design II
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Physics
  • Ind. Cert.: Precision Meas. Instruments (PMI)

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair

  • Maintenance & Light Repair 1
  • Maintenance & Light Repair 2
  • Maintenance & Light Repair 3(NEState Dual Credit Test)
  • Maintenance & Light Repair 4
  • Ind. Cert.: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Maint. & Lt. Repair

 

*Work-Based Learning can count as the 3rd or 4th level of all Programs of Study (excluding Health Science).

**The WorkKeys Test is taken by all seniors in the Spring semester.  Students can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) with a qualifying score. Earning the NCRC will qualify students for Dual Credit (Technology Foundations) at TCAT Elizabethton and Dual Credit at Northeast State.



Work Ethic Diploma Distinction


The Work Ethic Diploma Distinction provides students the opportunity to demonstrate key concepts which are important for success in both the workforce and postsecondary. When students earn this distinction, they are letting area employers know they put a focus on the 21st century skills and understand their role in getting hired and staying employed. Students who graduate with this distinction will be guaranteed an interview with partnering companies if they meet other qualifications.

The following companies and more recognize this distinction in Northeast Tennessee:

The Robinette Company

Mountain States Health Alliance

Spherion Staffing Services

Mullican Flooring

Alcoa Howmett

TRW Automotive

Meritor, Inc.

Petoskey Plastics

General Electric

Lear Corporation

Rich Products Organization

Team Technologies, Inc.

Lisega, Inc.

Hutchinson

Renold Jeffrey

Iconex, LLC.

Bodycote

Original Footwear Co.

Tuff Torq Corp.

ColorTech, Inc.

WorkNow!, Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line

 

@Work Personnel Services

Express Employment

Kelly Services, Inc.

Cooper Standard Automotive

Norris Homes

Baldor Electric Co.

Kawasaki TN, Inc.

International Paper

Mahle Powertrain LLC

JTEKT Automotive

 

To receive a Work Ethic Diploma Distinction, a student must earn a minimum of 20 points from the following criteria:

  1. Attendance
    • 1 pt :   Student has no more than 5 absences from school during their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has no more than 3 absences from school during their senior year.
    • 3 pts : Student has no more than 1 absences from school during their senior year.
  2. Absence
    • 1 pt : Student has no more than one unexcused absence from school during their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has no unexcused absences from school during their senior year.
  3. Tardiness
    • 1 pt : Student has no more than two unexcused tardies to school during their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has no unexcused tardies to school during their senior year.
  4. Discipline
    • 1 pt : Student has no more than one discipline referral during their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has no discipline referrals during their senior year.
  5. Overall GPA
    • 1 pt : Student has an overall GPA of 2.0 to 2.9.
    • 2 pts : Student has an overall GPA of 3.0 to 3.4.
    • 3 pts : Student has an overall GPA of 3.5 or above.
  6. Drug Free
    • 5 pts : Student voluntarily presents written proof as being drug free.
  7. CTE Coursework
    • 1 pt : Student has successfully completed at least one CTE course by the end of their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has successfully completed two CTE courses by the end of their senior year.
    • 3 pts : Student has successfully completed three or more CTE course by the end of their senior year.
  8. CTE Competition
    • 1 pt : Student has competed in an approved regional level CTE competition during their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has competed in an approved state level CTE competition during their senior year.
    • 3 pts : Student has competed in an approved national level CTE competition during their senior year.
  9. TN Promise
    • 2 pts : Student is in good standing with TN Promise and has completed the required 8 hours of community service.
  10. Dual Enrollment/Credit
    • 2 pts : Student has successfully completed a dual enrollment, dual credit, or Advanced Placement course and has been granted credit by any post-secondary institution during or before their senior year.
  11. Industry Certification
    • 2 pts : Student has received a national industry certification during or before their senior year. (ie, OSHA 10 Hour, NIMS Level 1, CompTIA A+, etc.)
  12. Enrollment in Post-Secondary
    • 2 pts : Student is registered or has applied at a post-secondary institution for the fall of their graduating year.
  13. Career Readiness Certificate
    • 2 pts : Student has achieved a Bronze Level Career Readiness Certificate.
    • 4 pts : Student has achieved a Silver Level Career Readiness Certificate.
    • 6 pts : Student has achieved a Gold or Platinum Level Career Readiness Certificate.
  14. Industry Awareness
    • 1 pt : Student has participated in one industry awareness event during their senior year.
    • 2 pts : Student has participated in more than one industry awareness during their senior year.
    • 3 pts : Student has participated in an internship or work based learning activity.

* For additional information regarding the Work Ethic Diploma Distinction, please see CTE Director, Deidre Pendley, or your counselor. *



SCHEDULE CHANGE GUIDELINES

Students wishing to request course changes must contact the Counseling Office (423-652-9317). Course requests will be accepted through the first two full days of school each semester. Requests for teacher preferences are not honored at any time.


During the first two days of school and upon the completion of new student enrollment, counselors will consider requests that meet one of the following guidelines:

  • A class on the schedule was taken and passed in summer school.
  • A class was failed in the second term of the previous year or in summer school that is a prerequisite for a course appearing on the schedule.
  • No English or math course appears on the schedule.
  • A senior is not registered for a required course for graduation.
  • Fewer than eight classes appear on the schedule.
  • Courses are not sequenced in prerequisite order on the schedule.
  • Student wishes to try a more challenging course in English, math, science, or social studies.


The following are
not acceptable reasons for requesting a course change:

  • Teacher preference.
  • Fear of a low grade or course difficulty. (Keep this in mind when registering for Honors and/or AP courses).
  • Course is not required for graduation.
  • Student did not complete the summer reading requirement.


Course Selection Choices & Freshmen Action Plan

 

ENGLISH................................................................................................................... 12

ENGLISH ELECTIVES................................................................................................... 13

FINE ARTS................................................................................................................. 14

WORLD LANGUAGE.................................................................................................. 15

MATHEMATICS......................................................................................................... 16

PHYSICAL EDUCATION.............................................................................................. 18

SCIENCE.................................................................................................................... 19

SOCIAL STUDIES........................................................................................................ 20

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)....................................................................... 21

FRESHMAN ACTION  PLAN…………………………………………………………………. 32

 


ENGLISH

 

Summer Reading will be required of all English classes. In grades 9-12, students will choose one novel from the list to read over the summer and complete one of the three assignment options.

 

English Course Sequencing

Rising Freshman Requirements

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

All students not recommended for Honors.

English I

 

English II

 

 

English III

 

English IV

Students earning a score at or above the 65th national percentile on the STAR Reading exam, score within the “On Track or Mastered” range on the 7th grade TNReady exam, have an A or B average, and receive a 4 on work ethic by 8th grade English teacher.

Honors

English I

Honors

English II

Honors English III

or

AP Language

or

Dual Enrollment

Honors English IV

or

AP Literature

or

Dual Enrollment

G01H0920  English I

This freshman-level introductory course focuses on close reading of a variety of literary texts and genres, including fiction and nonfiction, as well as developing skills in grammar and writing. The course will emphasize multiple formal writing styles, including narrative, argument, and informational essay development, while utilizing research skills in the writing process.  Preparation for the state-mandated assessment (which counts as the student’s final exam grade and 20% of the overall course grade) will also be imperative.

 

G01H0910  English I (Honors)

Prerequisite: Students must earn a score at or above the 65th national percentile on the STAR Reading exam, score within the “On Track or Mastered” range on the 7th grade TNReady exam, have an A or B average, and receive a 4 on work ethic by 8th grade English teacher. This freshman-level introductory course focuses on close reading of a variety of literary texts and genres, including fiction and nonfiction, as well as developing sophisticated skills in grammar and writing.  The course will emphasize multiple formal writing styles, including narrative, argument, and informational essay development, while utilizing research skills in the writing process.  Preparation for the state-mandated assessment (which counts as the student’s exam grade and 20% of the overall course grade) will also be imperative.

 

ENGLISH ELECTIVES

 

G01H7420  Mythology/Etymology

This English elective course introduces word roots and derivatives from both Greek and Latin. It also fully covers the classic book, Edith Hamilton's Mythology, which introduces Greek heroes, gods, goddesses, the Trojan War, and The Odyssey.

 

G01H0020  Creative Writing I

Open to all students who are interested in writing, this class is a survey of writing skills and elements including, but not limited to, short stories and poetry. The primary focus is the introduction of various forms and methods of writing. This class is writing intensive.


FINE ARTS

NOTE: Students are limited to earning a total of one credit per semester in Instrumental Music (with the exception of Drum Majors).

 

G05H0820  Art I

This is a survey course in art that covers the basics of drawing, painting, design, clay work, and photography, while meeting the fine arts requirement for college bound students.

 

G05H3620  Instrumental Music: Brass/ Woodwinds
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
This course includes the marching band in the fall and the concert band in the spring.

           

 G05H3820  Instrumental Music: Color Guard 
Prerequisite: Teacher approval 
This course is for students participating in the color guard during the fall semester.

 

 G05H3720  Instrumental Music: Percussion
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
This course is for the percussion section in the fall and spring.

 

G05H4020  Concert Choir 
Students will sing music in preparation for fall, winter and spring concerts as well as off-campus performances and spring competitions. Students will learn to read musical notation and develop healthy vocal technique.  Performance participation is mandatory, and all students must procure concert attire. 

 

G05H4420  Music Theory 
Prerequisites: Prior basic musical knowledge 
The purpose of this class is to give students the skills they need to advance in both instrumental and vocal music as a possible career, major, or minor in college. Students will learn the structure and composition of music, including advanced harmonies, melodies, rhythms, and modes. A brief section on music history will covered. Music technology and composition programs will be utilized.

 

G05H1620 Theatre Arts I 
Theater Arts I is offered to students who are new to high school theatre and want to learn basic theatrical skills. This course has an emphasis on acting and theatre history. Theater Arts I students will study the cultural contribution of theater, its structure, the play, and its performance. Acting skills will be taught through the use of monologue and small group scenes. Performance opportunities will be available through the Forensics Program or the Tennessee Speech and Drama League but are not mandatory. Competitions are held on Saturdays, and rehearsals will be set up for after school hours.

 

G05H1720 Theatre Arts II 
Prerequisite: Must pass Theater Arts I or have experience with participating in live theatre in some fashion.
Theater Arts II is offered to students who want to further their theatrical skills through work in acting and directing. Basic principles of production are studied and applied through performances in various theatrical applications. Production work required. Enrollment in the course requires performance dates and times outside of school hours including weekends. Participation in competition pieces will be available through the Forensics Program or the Tennessee Speech and Drama League but are not mandatory. Competitions are held on Saturdays, and rehearsals will be set up for after school hours.


 

WORLD LANGUAGE

All students interested at THS must take 2 years of the same world language. Those who expect to pass the placement exam in college should take the third and fourth years of that same language.


G24H2120  French I
This course offers an introduction to the French language including speaking, grammar, writing, and phonetics. Students are exposed to Francophone culture. Memorization with long-term retention is essential.

G24H2220  French II
Prerequisites: French I
Students use the skills acquired from French I to develop conversational and comprehension skills at an elementary level in the French language. Intermediate grammar is introduced. Students continue to be introduced to Francophone culture.


G24H2920  German I
This class is introductory level German. Students practice listening, reading, writing and speaking German. Students are introduced to German culture. Emphasis is placed on spoken German.

G24H3020  German II

Prerequisites: German I.
Level II incorporates all phases of language learning from Level I with a continued emphasis on spoken German.


G24H0420   Spanish I
This course offers an introduction to the Spanish language, grammar, and culture. Memorization with long-term retention is essential.  Freshmen benefit from strongEnglish skills.

G24H0520   Spanish II
Prerequisites: Spanish I.
Continuation of Spanish I skills and basic grammar. NOTE: Students who passed Level I with a “D” may not retain enough grammar and vocabulary to be successful in Spanish II.

 


MATHEMATICS

Tennessee High has fully transitioned to the Integrated Math pathway. The former traditional approach consisted of three courses: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The new integrated approach also consists of three courses: Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Integrated III. All three courses in both pathways include the same content standards. Across the three courses, students in the integrated pathway will study the same content as students that were in the traditional pathway.

In the integrated pathway, geometry standards are present in all three courses. The integrated pathway intends for connections across all conceptual categories to be made, as standards from all conceptual categories are present in each of the three courses. By doing so, the coherence of studying mathematics across the various domains in K-8 is preserved. In addition, approximately 40% of the ACT Math test contains geometry content. With geometry standards present throughout all three Integrated Math courses, students will be more familiar with these concepts when taking the ACT.

Tennessee universities will recognize a Tennessee high school diploma that represents the three courses in either pathway, plus an additional fourth course. The NCAA also recognizes the Integrated Math pathway for high school athletes.

Math Course Sequencing

Rising

FreshmanRequirements

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

All students enrolled in regular 8th Grade Math or scoring below 93% average in 8th Grade Advanced Math. (*After test results: below 90% on the Math Placement test given at the end of 8th grade year)

 

Integrated Math I Part 1

And

Integrated

Math I Part 2

Integrated Math II Parts 1 & 2

Or

Integrated Math II

Integrated Math III Parts 1 & 2

or

­­Integrated Math III

Bridge Math
(ACT below 19)

or

Statistics

Guidelines prior to testing: 93% or above average in 8th grade math. Students should have a satisfactory attendance record and a score of 4 on work ethic by 8th grade math teacher. (*after test results: 90% or above on the Math placement test given at the end of 8th grade year)

Integrated Math I Honors

Integrated Math II Honors

and

Integrated Math III 
Honors

Pre-Calculus
Honors

AP 
Calculus

Students earning credit in Math 1 and scoring at “On Track or Mastered”on Math 1 EOC.

Integrated Math II
Honors

Integrated Math III
Honors

Pre-Calculus
Honors

AP
Calculus

 

G02H2010  Integrated Math II (Honors)

Prerequisite: Credit in Math 1 and scoring at “Mastered or On Track” on Math 1 EOC. This course is the second of three courses in a series that uses a more integrated approach to cover the same algebra and geometry concepts and skills that are included in the traditional three course series. The problem situations, models, and technology used will foster connections among the various strands of mathematics and develop concepts from multiple perspectives. Projects will be required.

 

G02H1910  Integrated Math 1 (Honors)

Prerequisite:  Scoring 93% or above in 8th grade Math and scoring 90% or above on the Math 1 placement exam. Students should have a satisfactory attendance record and a score of 4 on work ethic by 8th grade math teacher.
This is the first of three course in a series that uses a more integrated approach to cover the same algebra and geometry concepts and skills that are included in the traditional three course series. The problem situations, models, and technology used will foster connections among the various strands of mathematics and develop concepts from multiple perspectives.

 

G02H2720  Integrated Math I Part 1

Prerequisite: Students enrolled in regular 8th grade math or scoring below 93% in 8thgrade Advanced Math. After test results: below 90% on Math placement test given at the end of 8th grade.
This course is part 1 of the first of three courses in a series that uses a more integrated approach to cover the same algebra and geometry concepts and skills that are included in the traditional three course series. The problem situations, models, and technology used will foster connections among the various strands of mathematics and develop concepts from multiple perspectives. (Students will receive an elective credit for this course).

 

G02H2820  Integrated Math I Part 2

Prerequisite: Integrated Math 1 Part 1.
This course is part 2 of the first of three courses in a series that uses a more integrated approach to cover the same algebra and geometry concepts and skills that are included in the traditional three course series. The problem situations, models, and technology used will foster connections among the various strands of mathematics and develop concepts from multiple perspectives. (Students will receive a math credit after successfully completing Integrated Math I Part 2).




PHYSICAL EDUCATION

G08H0220   Wellness
A combination of health, family life and physical education. The course also contains a segment of the required classroom hours that apply to Driver Education.


G08H0140
Strength and Conditioning for Freshmen and Sophomores
Prerequisite: Freshmen and sophomores only.
Weight agility training for students that do not qualify for Advanced PE.



 

SCIENCE

Science Course Sequencing

 

Rising Freshman Requirements

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

“A” in 8th grade science, score of 4 on work ethic by 8th grade Science teacher, and scoring at or above the 65th national percentile on STAR Reading.

Honors

Biology

Honors

Chemistry

AP Chemistry
or
AP Biology
or
Honors Physics
and
AP Physics

AP Chemistry  
or
AP Biology

Or

Honors Physics 
and
AP Physics

Below 93% in 8th grade Science class.

Physical

Science

Biology

Chemistry
or
Physics

 

Teacher and counselorrecommendation

Environmental

Science

Biology

Physical Science

 

 

G03H0310  Biology (Honors)
Prerequisite: “A” in 8th grade science, score of 4 on work ethic by 8th grade Science teacher, and scoring at or above the 65th national percentile on STAR Reading. This course is the study of life at the biochemical, cellular, and organism levels. It emphasizes interrelationships among living organisms and the environment. This course concludes with a state-mandated EOC exam.

 

G03H0020  Physical Science
Prerequisite: Below 93% in 8th grade science. 
This course presents the basics of both chemistry and physics.

 

G03H0010  Physical Science (Honors) 
Prerequisite: 93% or above in 8th grade science, teacher recommendation.
This course will take a more in-depth look at the basics of chemistry and physics. Mathematic relationships will be emphasized.

 

G03H3320  Environmental Science 
Environmental Science is the study of the relationships of plants and animals to the physical and biotic environments with emphasis on associations, successions, distributions, and adaptations. This may be called “applied biology.” 


 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Social Studies Course Sequencing

Rising Freshmen Requirements

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

 

World History w/ Geography

 

U.S. History w/ Geography

Government/ Economics

 

World History w/ Geography

Psychology
or
Contemporary Issues

U.S. History w/ Geography

Government/ Economics

93 or higher grade for the year in 8th grade social studies, score of 4 on work ethic by 8th grade Social Studies teacher, STAR Reading score at or above the 65th national percentile

AP Human
Geography

Psychology
or 
AP Psychology

AP U.S. History

Honors Government/ Economics

        

G04H1020  World History and Geography
This course covers a study of world history from the French Revolution to the Contemporary World and subsequent human geographic issues that dominate the global community.

G04H3000  AP Human Geography
Prerequisite: 93 or higher grade for the year in 8th grade social studies, score of 4 on work ethic by 8th grade Social Studies teacher,  STAR Reading score at or above the 65th national percentile. 
This is an intensive, fast-paced study of the world with an emphasis on its cultural characteristics and coverage of its physical characteristics. Topics covered in this class include population, cultural patterns, political organization of space, agricultural and rural land use, industrialization, economic development and urbanization.  This is a reading and writing intensive class.  Expected reading for the course is 40-60 pages per week at home with at least 1-2 at home study hours per day.  A major goal is preparation for the AP Human Geography exam that can equate to college credit for the course. Completion of the AP exam is required to receive AP credit for the course. Students who do not take the AP exam will receive Honors credit for the course.  

 

SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVES
G04H1720 Contemporary Issues/ Sociology
This course is a study of human interactions and issues facing modern society.


CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS

C25X00 Career Exploration
Career Exploration is an introductory course designed to assist students in (a) discovering their personal strengths and abilities, (b) understanding opportunities available to them in different career areas, and (c) practicing skills necessary to excel in the workforce and in postsecondary learning. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will know and exhibit soft skills (e.g. teamwork, creative thinking, and problem solving), as well as more technical skills (e.g. resume building and written communications) related to career exploration and experience. Students will also learn about and be exposed to existing CTE pathways and elective focus options.

 

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Machining Technology

C13H0520  Principles of Manufacturing 
This course provides students with exposure to various occupations and pathways in the Advanced Manufacturing career cluster. Throughout this course, students will learn to use a variety of hand tools, power tools, computer assisted and manually operated machines, and welders to complete assignments and projects. Students will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting.
*Industry Certification opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) General Industry


C13H0920 Principles of Machining I
Prerequisite: Principles of Manufacturing This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective in production environments as a machinist, CNC operator, or line supervisor. The course is contextual by design and throughout the course students will demonstrate safety practices concerning machining technology, proper measurement and layout techniques, reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints, production design processes, and quality control procedures.
*Industry Certification opportunity:  Precision Measurement Instruments (PMI) which earns a student Dual Credit at TN College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Elizabethton = 90 hrs.

 

Welding

C13H0520  Principles of Manufacturing  (Description above)

C13H1220  Welding I 
Prerequisite:  Principles of Manufacturing
Welding I is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to effectively perform cutting and welding applications used in the advanced manufacturing industry. Proficient students will develop proficiency in fundamental safety practices in welding, interpreting drawings, creating computer aided drawings, identifying and using joint designs, efficiently laying out parts for fabrication, basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), mechanical and thermal properties of metals, and quality control.
Industry Certification opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) General Industry
AWS SENSE Entry Level Welder (Tentative for Spring 2021)


ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

Residential & Commercial Construction

C17H1520  Fundamentals of Construction 
This is a foundational course covering essential knowledge, skills, and concepts required for careers in construction. Students will learn how to use hand and power tools safely and effectively in construction, interpret construction drawings to complete projects, and demonstrate proper measurement and application of mathematical concepts. Includes an introduction to building systems and materials, an overview of the construction industry, exploring various construction fields, and an outline the steps necessary to advance in specific construction careers.
Industry Certification opportunity:  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) General Industry
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum

 

C17H2420 Residential and Commercial Construction I  
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Construction 
Intended to prepare students for careers in construction by developing an understanding of the different phases of a construction project from start to finish. Throughout this course, students will explore the earlier phases of building construction, including site layout, foundation systems, concrete, framing systems, and electrical systems. Students will complete projects in concrete and masonry, wood framing construction, and even install proper electrical wiring while safely employing tools and interpreting construction drawings to complete projects.
Industry Certification opportunity: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum

ARTS, AUDIO/VISUAL TECHNOLOGY, AND COMMUNICATION

 

Audio/Visual Production

C11H0120  A/V Production I

This an entry-level course will prepare students for the media industry. Students will learn about audio, video, journalism, and TV broadcasting within the media industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to pursue advanced coursework in either audio and video technology or journalism and broadcasting. Students will learn how to edit using the latest in industry software, and students will produce videos and newscasts that will air to the school during Viking News.

 

 C11H0220  A/V Production II

         Prerequisite: A/V Production I

This course focuses on broadcast production technologies utilizing simulated and/or real-life projects. This course centers on production of various broadcasting products including, commercials, music, and news. The student will gain valuable insight into the many facets of broadcast production, including concept creation, scripting, sound design, visual design, engineering, editing, budgeting, and producing, as well as exploring some of the latest advances in industry technology. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to pursue advanced coursework. Students will continue to learn about editing software and will produce newscasts for Viking News.

 

 

Digital Arts & Design

C11H0620  Digital Arts and Design I

Digital Arts & Design I is the entry level and foundational course for students interested in graphic art and design professions. The primary aim of this course is to build a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design and the design process. Students will acquire basic skills in illustration, typography, and photography. Various printing and finishing processes are discussed and used in real-world applications. Students will produce real-world jobs for the school system using equipment found in the professional printing industry. Graphic Design is taught using Adobe Creative Cloud; specifically Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Students will create layouts for use in real world applications, along with personal projects.

 

   

C11H0520  Digital Arts and Design II

Prerequisite: Digital Arts and Design I 

Throughout this course, students will learn advanced skills in printing and finishing design projects. Students will take a more active role in setup, planning, and final production in a workplace setting through our student-based enterprise. Students will also learn advanced skills in Adobe Creative Cloud by creating more in depth and complicated designs, including creating photographs, illustrations, and multipage layouts.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

 

Business Management

C12H2620  Introduction to Business and Marketing

This course focuses on business careers, basic business principles, accounting concepts, marketing, and more.  Through guest speakers, projects, and hands-on activities, students learn how to start a business and create their first business plan. Special guests such as a recording studio owner and Chick-fil-A owner share how to be successful in the business world! You’ll learn about the business cycle and types of business ownership. If you are thinking about owning your own business or majoring in business, accounting, or finance in college, this is the class for you!

 

C12H1620  Business Communications

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business and Marketing

In this class, you will learn communication skills needed to interact with your employees, customers, and coworkers.  Do you know how to tie a necktie? You’ll learn how to dress for success and interview for a job. We’ll communicate through videoconferencing, ice breaker games, and different business situations. Learn to advertise your business by making a website, brochure, flyer and more. Learn skills you need to communicate in international business settings, too! You’ll even get a chance to be the teacher’s boss and try to fire her from your company!

 

Office Management

C12X0020 Computer Applications with Personal Finance

While most high school students are, to some degree, familiar with business related technology, this course will take an in-depth look at how technology is used in business and in the workplace. Students will learn common computing fundamentals and concepts involved in the use of business related software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. In addition, students will have engaged in key critical thinking skills and will have practiced ethical and appropriate behavior required for the responsible use of technology in the workplace and the benefits the use of the internet offers businesses.

 

 C12H1620 Business Communications (Description above)  

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

Teaching as a Profession (K-12)

C32H0021 Fundamentals of Education

Fundamentals of Education is a foundational course in the Teaching as a Profession program of study for students interested in learning more about becoming a teacher, school counselor, trainer, librarian, or speech-language pathologist. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will gain knowledge in the history of education in the United States, careers in education, and the influence of human development on learning. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue throughout the full sequence of courses.

 

 C32H0121 Teaching as a Profession I

Teaching as a Profession I (TAP I) is an intermediate course for students interested in learning more about becoming a teacher, school counselor, trainer, librarian, or speech-language pathologist. This course covers the components of instruction, teaching strategies, types of assessments, student learning, special populations, and educational technology. Students will conduct observations of educators at work and create artifacts for a course portfolio, which will continue with them throughout the program of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have a fundamental understanding of instructional strategies needed for becoming an educator.

 

GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

Leadership in Government / JROTC

The mission of Army Junior ROTC is “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.”  This mission focus, coupled with a fun and unique learning environment, offers students a wide variety of opportunities to succeed and to excel.  A vast majority of students elect to re-enroll in JROTC each semester.  Army Junior ROTC is not intended to recruit for the armed forces.  Enrolled cadets are required to wear the Army-provided uniform one day a week. Male cadets must maintain their hair in accordance with the minimum mandated requirements. Junior ROTC extracurricular activities are conducted after school and include such competitive teams as Drill, Color Guard, Rifle Marksmanship, Robotics, and Orienteering. 

 

G08H0420  Leadership Education Training 1 (LET 1)- ROTC I

Student cadets will learn and demonstrate the leadership skills needed to lead other cadets in drill,    physical training, squad and platoon competition, conflict resolution, teamwork, dealing with peer pressure, and interpersonal relationships.  Students will be introduced to the Army’s organization and structure, customs and courtesies, and missions.  Students will apply leadership techniques based upon each cadet’s own personal traits and leadership style.  Numerous optional cadet extracurricular activities are available. 

               

G08H0520  Leadership Education Training 2 (LET 2)- ROTC 2 

Prerequisite:  LET 1  

Student cadets will continue to apply their leadership skills as they advance in both rank and experience.  Students will learn about first aid, map reading, drug awareness, decision-making skills, American history and government, human rights, and international relations. Numerous optional cadet extracurricular activities are avail

 

HEALTH SCIENCE

 

Emergency Services

C14H1420 Health Science Education

Health Science Education is the initial foundational course for all of the Health Science programs of study and designed to prepare students to pursue careers in Health Care. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify careers in health care related fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, explain the legal and ethical ramifications of the healthcare setting, and begin to perform foundational healthcare skills.

 

C14H0920 Anatomy and Physiology

Prerequisite: Health Science Education, Biology (Co or Pre-requisite)

Anatomy and Physiology is the second foundational course for all of the Health Science programs of study and is designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with pathophysiology. Throughout this course, students will apply the gross anatomy to a deeper understanding of all body systems, identify the organs and structures of the support and movement systems, relate the structure and function of the communication, control, and integration system, and ultimately demonstrate a professional, working understanding of the transportation, respiration, excretory, and reproduction systems.

 Industry Certification opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) Health Science

        

Nursing Services

   C14H1420 Health Science Education (Description above)
   C14H0920  Anatomy and Physiology (Description above)

Sport and Human Performance

   C14H1420 Health Science Education (Description above)
   C14H0920 Anatomy and Physiology (Description above)

Therapeutic Services

   C14H1420 Health Science Education (Description above)
   C14H0920 Anatomy and Physiology (Description above)

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Culinary Arts

C16H0620  Culinary Arts I 

This course equips students with the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the culinary field as a personal chef, caterer, executive chef, and food and beverage manager. Throughout this course, students will gain knowledge in the components of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, proper kitchen tools and equipment and will develop skills in basic cooking principles to prepare a wide variety of foods. Students will develop skills commercial food production and service operations by using commercial equipment, techniques, and standards in a restaurant setting.

Industry Certification opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) Culinary

 

 C16H0720  Culinary Arts II 

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I

Culinary Arts II is the second course in the Culinary Arts program of study and is an applied-knowledge course that will introduce students to more complex techniques in cooking. Students will develop skills in event preparation, food presentation, table service, basic management skills such as purchasing and inventory, and menu design, layout, pricing, and cost controls. Students will gain experience in commercial food production and service operations as they will be largely responsible for preparing buffets (to feed as many as 150 people) for the faculty, staff, and various community groups.

Industry Certification opportunity: ServeSafe Food Manager

 

Hospitality and Tourism Management

  

C16H1720 Hospitality & Tourism Management I

A foundational course for students interested in careers within the hospitality industry. The course allows students to explore the career opportunities and fundamental principles that guide the organization and         management of hospitality and tourism services. Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in the foundations of hospitality and tourism, the segments of the industry, business concepts and operations, careers, and customer relations.


C16H1820 Hospitality & Tourism Management II

          This course builds on the foundations learned in Hospitality & Tourism

          Exploration and introduces new topics related to the marketing of services

          in the hospitality industry. Students will develop proficiency in economic

          awareness, the role of marketing in the industry, the components of a

          marketing plan, and promotional concepts, all within the context of

          hospitality businesses. Upon completion of this course, proficient students

          will be prepared to pursue advanced coursework in the Hospitality &

          Tourism Management pathway.

 

 

HUMAN SERVICES

 

Cosmetology

C19H1221  Cosmetology I 

During this course, students will learn safety procedures in salon environments, fundamental theory and practical applications of hair design, nail structure, and cosmetic procedures. This foundational course emphases careers in the cosmetology field, environmental issues related to the cosmetology industry, and protection of the public and designers.

Industry Certification opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) Cosmetology

 

 C19H1421 Cosmetology II

Prerequisite: Cosmetology I  

Prepares students for work-related skills and advancement into the field of cosmetology. During this course, students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in the principles of hair design, nail artistry, and cosmetic applications.

Industry Certification opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10) Cosmetology

INFOMATION TECHNOLOGY

Coding

C10H1121 Computer Science Foundations

Computer Science Foundations is the introductory course for all Computer Science programs of study.  This course is intended to provide students with exposure to various information technology occupations and pathways such as Networking Systems, Coding, Cyber Security and Web Design. Course contents include: computer operating systems, computer hardware, a basic computer build, computer troubleshooting, computer programming, drone programming, video game development, network security, and working at the THS Student Helpdesk.

Industry Certification opportunity: CompTIA IT Fundamentals

 

 C10H1421 Coding I

Prerequisite: Computer Science Foundations

Coding I is an introductory-level course for students brand new to programming. In this course, you will learn problem-solving strategies, and software design through hands on programming lessons. This course is taught using Python.

 

Cybersecurity

C10H1121 Computer Science Foundations (Description above)

 

C10H1921 Cybersecurity I

Prerequisite: Computer Science Foundations

Students will learn about foundational cybersecurity topics including digital citizenship and cyber hygiene, the basics of cryptography, software security, networking fundamentals, and basic system administration Students will complete several projects throughout the course and the culminating course project will have students work through a simulated cyber hack.

Networking Systems

C10H1121 Computer Science Foundations (Description above)

C10H1020 Computer Systems (Online)
Prerequisite: Computer Science Foundations
Computer Systems is designed to introduce the IT industry and hands on exposure to personal computers, mobile devices, hardware, software, and operating systems. Students develop a working knowledge of how computers operate, how to build computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. The course emphasizes the hands on application of skills and procedures needed for hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting systems.

 

Web Design

C10H1121 Computer Science Foundations (Description above)

C10H1621 Web Design Foundations
Prerequisite: Computer Science Foundations
Web Design Foundations is a course that prepares students with work-related web design skills for advancement into postsecondary education and industry. The course is intended to develop fundamental skills in both theory and practical application of the basic web design and development process, project enagement and teamwork, troubleshooting and problem solving, and interpersonal skill development.


LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS, & SECURITY

Criminal Justice and Correction Services

C30H0020 Criminal Justice I
This course serves as a comprehensive survey of how the law enforcement, legal, and correctional systems interact with each other in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of the context of local, state, and federal laws through the analysis of both famous and lesser known legal cases, develop investigative skills pertaining to basic crime scenes and incident documentation such as fingerprinting and blood splatter analysis. This course emphasizes the importance of communications and professionalism in law enforcement and exposes students to new and emerging technology used in law enforcement and legal fields.


C30H0120 Criminal Justice II
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I.
An applied course focusing on the integration of the law and justice systems and is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement, correction, or security services. From initial crisis scenario management to arrest, transport, trial, and corrections, procedures and justice laws are examined in detail and students will develop more basic skills in crime scene analysis and forensic science. This course also provides for students to study and debate current legal issues in the United States and argue points in a simulated trial.

 

 

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

 

C21H0420 Principles of Engineering and Technology

This course covers basic skills required for engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to identify and explain steps in the engineering design process. They can evaluate an existing engineering design, use fundamental sketching and engineering drawing techniques, complete simple design projects using the engineering design process, and effectively communicate design                solutions to others.

 

 

C21H0520 Engineering Design I 

 Prerequisite:  Principles of Engineering and Technology

This course covers essential knowledge, skills, and concepts required for postsecondary engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to describe various engineering disciplines, as well as admissions requirements for postsecondary engineering and engineering technology programs in Tennessee. They will also be able to identify simple and complex     machines; calculate various ratios related to mechanisms; explain fundamental concepts related to energy; understand Ohm’s Law; follow the steps in the engineering design process to complete a team project; and effectively communicate design solutions to others. Students are expected to use engineering notebooks to document procedures, design ideas, and other notes for all projects throughout the course.

 

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS

 

C20H0920  Maintenance and Light Repair I (MLR I)

This course serves as a foundation of safety skills and knowledge on becoming a professional service technician. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician and emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, basic engine fundamentals, and basic technician skills.

 

 C20H1020  Maintenance and Light Repair II (MLR II)

Prerequisite: MLR I

This course builds on the foundational skills of MLR I but focuses on the study of automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories. Students will engage in various automotive electrical projects related to motorcycles, cars, SUVs, and light trucks. 





FRESHMEN ACTION PLAN

Get Involved!

  • Join clubs
  • Participate in school sponsored events
  • Be active in grade level competitions (ex. food drives, hall decorations, etc.)

     

Serve others

  • Volunteer at an organization to explore your career interests
  • THS recommends and recognizes students who complete 10 hours of community service each semester.
  • Begin to build a mentor network
    • These are people that may be helpful in your job or career search

     

Develop a resume

  • Keep a list of your academic, athletic, and community service experiences
  • Make sure to document the dates and hours of community service

     

Be mindful of your grades

  • Students should try to maintain a 3.0 GPA or better to stay eligible for the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship

     

Make sure that you are taking the classes required for graduation


Take the PreACT with your peers in the Spring
.

  • This is a valuable test to help you prepare for the ACT that you will take your Junior year,


Choose classes that allow you to explore your interests and Program of Study.


Get to know your counselor!

  • If you are having trouble with a class, see your counselor.
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