Courses

English

Business Communications A

This course presents an overview of written and oral communications necessary in the business world. Principles and effective practices in business communications will be applied to specific assignments. Fundamental principles of designing, writing, proofreading, and editing business documents will be emphasized. Assignments incorporate critical listening, speaking, and thinking skills for business and life. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Business Communications B

The fundamental principles of designing, writing, proofreading, and editing technical documents will be emphasized. Assignments incorporate critical listening, speaking, and thinking skills for business and life. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Composition Writing A

This module presents the specific skills necessary for enabling the student to write original essays. The ultimate outcome of the module will be the production of three multi-paragraph essays based on a rhetorical strategy. The focus of this module will be the writing process to convey thought and information. Project work incorporates grammar, sentence structure, and critical thinking. It is recommended that students entering the module have basic computer literacy skills. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Composition Writing B

This module presents the specific skills necessary for enabling the student to write an original research paper. The ultimate outcome will be the production of a research paper in a specific content area. The focus will be the writing process to convey though and information. Project work incorporates grammar, sentence structure, and critical thinking. It is recommended that students entering the module have basic computer literacy skills. A paper that meets the State Standard must be completed to receive credit for this course. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Critical Interpretation and Expression

The module presents methods for critically reading and evaluating materials from the “mass media” i.e., newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, film, advertising, and Internet. The listener/viewer will separate fact from opinion and form conclusions based on the media messages encountered in everyday life. Also included are the development of persuasive writing, speaking strategies, and how to compose clear, well-defended statements of interpretation and opinion. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Essentials of Writing

The module develops basic writing skills through paragraph construction and multi-paragraph compositions. ½CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Literature A

The module presents an overview of the different types of literature: essays, novel/novelette, and biography/autobiography. The principles of critical reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking are incorporated along with works of authors representing a multicultural perspective are included to present a world-view. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Literature B

The module presents an overview of the difference types of literature: essays, short story, poetry, and dramatic pieces. The principles of critical reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking are incorporated along with works of authors representing a multicultural perspective are included to present a world-view. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Mathematics

Algebra 2 A

In this course, students apply properties of real numbers to expressions, equalities and inequalities including absolute value inequalities. Students will investigate the relationships between linear equations and their graphs extending their knowledge of linear functions to quadratic functions.

Prerequisite: Algebra I Applications A & B equivalent skills and Geometry

In today’s global society, there is a greater need for advanced math skills. To meet this need students are required to take Algebra II. As students practice communication both in writing and orally of the concepts taught, they will improve their ability to think mathematically and perform effectively in real world situations. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Algebra 2 B

In this course, students apply properties of Real Numbers to expressions, equalities and inequalities including absolute value inequalities. Students will investigate the relationships between linear equations and their graphs extending their knowledge of linear functions to trigonometric functions.

Prerequisite: Algebra I Applications A & B equivalent skills, Geometry and Algebra II A

In today’s global society, there is a greater need for advanced math skills. To meet this need students are required to take Algebra II. As students practice communication both in writing and orally of the concepts taught, they will improve their ability to think mathematically and perform effectively in real world situations. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Algebra I Applications A

This course will help students develop an understanding of algebra by solving problems progressing form the concrete to the abstract using physical models, equations, and graphs to generalize number patterns and to describe, represent, and analyze relationships among variable quantities. The student will be able to recognize problems requiring quantitative answers and use mathematical tools to:
⋆ methodically assign an identifier (variable) to that quantity.
⋆ translate known or given information into a number sentence.
⋆ solve number sentences for an unknown quantity by either algebraic manipulation or graphing.
⋆ check the derived solution for satisfactory results.
Using these concepts, students will link algebraic formulas, patterns, and functions to solve real life problems. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Algebra I Applications B

This course will help students develop an understanding of algebra by solving problems progressing from the concrete to the abstract using physical models, equations, and graphs to generalize number patterns and to describe, represent, and analyze relationships among variable quantities. The student will be able to recognize problems requiring quantitative answers and use mathematical tools to:

  • methodically assign an identifier (variable) to that quantity.
  • translate known or given information into a number sentence.
  • solve number sentences for an unknown quantity by either algebraic manipulation or graphing.
  • verify the solution for accuracy.

Using these concepts, students will link algebraic formulas, patterns, and functions to solve real life problems. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Geometry Applications A

This module presents the skills needed to use geometry (the study of the size, shape, and position of objects in space) in real life situations. The focus of this module is to use geometry and spatial sense to solve problems in the physical world. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Geometry Applications B

This module presents the skills needed to meet the state standards as they relate to geometry. The students will discover, learn, and apply the following geometric skills and consider them in real world situations: solid figures, introduction to trigonometry, deductive reasoning, classification of shapes, and use of more complex formulas. Students will have several opportunities to review and use concepts learned in algebra. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Math Processes A (Pre-Algebra A)

After completing this module, students will have a greater math sense. It will provide an opportunity for students to refine and expand mathematical thinking skills. This module bridges the gap between arithmetic and algebra, providing a strong foundation for a student’s ability to make mathematical connections in everyday life. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Math Processes B (Pre-Algebra B)

After completing this module, students will have a greater math sense. It will provide an opportunity for students to refine and expand mathematical thinking skills. This module bridges the gap between arithmetic and algebra, providing a strong foundation for a student’s ability to make mathematical connections in everyday life. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Science

Biology A

The purpose of this module is for students to master State Science Standard Six: Life Processes. As they investigate life processes, students will gain knowledge that can be applied to improving the health and well being of themselves and their families. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Biology B

The purpose of this module is for students to master State Science Standard Seven: Diversity and Continuity of Living Things. As students gain knowledge about the diversity of life and how these differences are transmitted to future generations, they will be able to apply this to improving the health and well-being of themselves and their families. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Earth Science A

This module allows for students to explore aspects of the diversity of Earth Science through the study of Earth, space and ecology. Students will discover the delicate relationship among Earth and other bodies in our Solar System. Students will explore the physical characteristics of our Solar System. The student will also explore how humans are an integral part of Earth’s natural system and how human activities can alter the stability of our environment and how this affects our lives at home, in the community and in the work place. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Earth Science B

This module is for students to explore Earth’s systems through the study of rocks, minerals, plate tectonics, and technology. Students will discover the relationship among Earth’s systems. The content will assist the learner in identifying Earth’s composition, atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Interactions among these spheres have resulted in ongoing changes to the systems. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Fundamentals of Chemistry

This module is designed to investigate the processes by which materials are changed. It includes the relationship of matter and energy to the expanding world of chemistry and the use of Scientific Inquiry to solve problems involving chemistry. The learning will gain experience using scientific laws, tools, tables, graphs, and computers to compare and contrast the effects of chemistry on our environment. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.
Forces of Motion and Mechanical Energy
In this module the students will study how the flow of energy drives processes of changes in all biological, chemical, physical, and geological systems. They will read, discuss and analyze findings on how energy is stored in a variety of sources and transformed into other energy forms which influence many facets of our daily lives. Newton’s three laws of energy will be introduced to build understandings of diverse physical and biological systems. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Social Studies

American Government

American Government covers the needs, types, and factors that influence government. It also covers the rights, responsibilities, and duties of an American citizen. It examines how public policy is formulated/implemented and its impact on our daily lives. This course includes the study of the United States Constitution and the American political system. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Principles of Economics

This course presents an overview of basic principles of microeconomics, economic systems, macroeconomics, and international trade. This course is concerned with the relationship that exists between business and consumers and seeks to explain the functional differences of economic systems and the values associated with them. It is also concerned with the understanding of worldwide transactions. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

US History A

This course is a study of United States History from 1820 to the Industrial Revolution. This course presents the student the opportunity to take a closer look at the events that led to the Civil War and the Reconstruction Period after the war. This study also explores the great immigration period and shows how the newcomers altered American culture and brought with them a work ethic that contributed to America’s Industrial Revolution. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

US History B

Part B of the US History course covers the growth of the United States from the Age of Imperialism to the present. Students will explore life in the United States during World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. They will explore how the Cold War changed national thinking and how the Civil Rights Movement affected the American way of life. Students will discover how technology has changed employment and life patterns in the United States and the world and examine the rise of global interdependence. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

World Geography

In this module, students will gain knowledge of geography that will enable them to analyze both physical features and the cultural aspects of our world. Through the use of the five themes of geography, students will identify and locate major places, cultures, settlements, and physical features. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

World History

This module of World History covers the period from 1450 through 1900. Students will study the end of the Renaissance, Age of Exploration, Absolutism and Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution to the Age of Imperialism. They will discover the roots of some present day problems that affect the political, cultural, economic, and social context of their lives. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

Other

Computer Literacy

This course presents in depth overviews of the technologies students need to successfully manage coursework in the James H. Groves Adult High School: i.e., basic computer skills, searching the Internet, email, and automated library services. The application of these technology skills will be emphasized throughout the course. Many assignments will build on previously learned skills in this course. 1 CREDIT – 120 HOURS.

Health

In this course, students will explore the following topics: alcohol and other drugs, community and environmental health, injury prevention, emotional health, nutrition, personal and consumer health, physical activity, family health and sexuality, and tobacco. As the students examine information they will be expected to: analyze the positive and negative effects of behaviors, obtain information about choices, advocate for healthy practices, and transfer what they have learned to improve their well-being and the well-being of their family. ½ CREDIT – 60 HOURS.

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