High School Registration

Senior High Registration Manual
2018-2019

STUDENT AND PARENTS
Win-E-Mac High School is committed to offering students a variety of experiences to prepare them for meeting the challenges of an ever-changing complex society. A main goal is to provide educational experiences that will enable students to acquire and apply knowledge to the best of their ability. We believe school personnel, students, parents and other residents must continue to work together to redefine and maintain the standards of our educational system. Only by working together can we mutually provide the best educational opportunities possible for our students—the futures of tomorrow.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Minnesota's Graduation Standards have the potential to raise the level of achievement for all students. What students must know and do to succeed in work, academics and community life will be the focus of both instruction and assessment. Minnesota's parents will have accurate information about the performance of students, schools and districts. Minnesota's employers and higher education institutions can depend on graduation signifying achievement, not seat time or days spent in school.
MCA III Tests:
Grade 10 - Reading & Science
Grade 11 - Math

Implementation:
Students must accumulate 23 total credits. The class of 2020 must accumulate 24 credits. They must also accumulate credits in the following areas:
English: 4 Credits
Math: 3 Credits (1 credit in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
Tech Applied Math may be substituted for Algebra II for Seniors who did not pass Algebra II
Science: 3 Credits (1 credit in Physical Science, 1 credit in biology and one credit in Chemistry or Physics)
Social Studies: 4 Credits (1 credit in U.S. History, .5 credit in Geography, .5 credit in World History, and 1 credit in government/citizenship, 1 elective credit)
Arts: 1 credit (visual arts, music, theater, dance, or media arts)
The Win-E-Mac School currently exceeds these minimum requirements!

Win-E-Mac HS Test-Out Policy
Minnesota Department of Education's definition of a credit:
"A credit is equivalent of successful completion of an academic year of study, (OR) student mastery of applicable subject matter.
Because of the second part of the above definition, students may attempt to test out of a HS class.
Teachers will have a test that a student can take before the first day the class starts. The test will reflect curriculum that is taught in the class. It may be written, oral, or both. It is best to take the test the semester before it is offered when the student is registering for their classes for the following school year.
The student will receive credit for the class if they score 80% or higher on the exam. If the student's score is 80-89%, a "B" will show on their transcript. If the student's score is 90-100%, an "A" will show on their transcript.
The student will be allowed to take the test only once. Notification of the test score will come from the teacher involved. If for some reason the student does not agree with the outcome of the test, he/she must put it in writing listing the reasons why he/she disagrees. It must then be submitted to the following people no more than 5 days after receiving the score: teacher, principal, and counselor. A meeting will then be set up to discuss the grievance.
GRADUATION CREDITS
A unit of credit is earned by successfully completing a course or subject that meets for one period daily for the academic year. One-half unit of credit is earned for successfully completing a course or subject that meets for one semester. Credit for courses that do not meet every day are figured accordingly. Credits are accumulated at the end of each semester. A minimum of 23 Credits is needed for graduation and must be completed during grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. 24 credits for graduates of 2020 and beyond. Students are not allowed to double-up on required courses in a given year. Each student graduating from high school is to be certified by the Board of Education, Superintendent or High School Principal as having met the requirements for graduation.
Credits are as follows:
ENGLISH (4 CREDITS)
Grade 9 English 9
Grade 10 One full year of English 10
Grade 11 One full year of English 11 OR CIHS English 11 (College in the High School)
Grade 12 One full year of English 12 OR CIHS 12 (College in the High School)
.5 Credit in Speech/Communications
.5 Credit in Senior Seminar

Please read pre-requisites, course description and other information for each of these courses as found in the handbook.
SOCIAL STUDIES (4 CREDITS)
Grade 9 Civics
Grade 10 World Geography/History
Grade 11-12 US History or History/CIHS and Government/CIHS or Social Issues or other social studies elective course.
Please read the pre-requisites and course descriptions within this registration booklet.
SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Three full years in grades 9-12.
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 10 Biology
Grade 11-12 Credit from Physics or Chemistry or other approved Science elective.
MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Three full years in mathematics.
Grade 9 Algebra I required
Grade 10 Geometry required
Grade 11 Algebra II required
Grade 12 Elective courses offered
ECONOMICS (.5 CREDITS)
Grade 10 Economics Required
ART (1 CREDIT)
1 Credit Required from the Following areas:
1) Band
2) Choir
3) Art Elective
4) Multi-Media Arts
5) Course meeting Art Standards
SENIOR REQUIRMENTS
Grade 12 Speech/Communications
Grade 12 Senior Seminar
All courses are required to take unless an alternative plan is approved by the Principal.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (.5 Credit) AND HEALTH (.5 CREDIT) Each
One-half credit in health and one-half credit in physical education must be earned in grade 9. Physical education is a requirement of all students through grade 9 unless
excused by a medical doctor. A statement from the doctor must be presented to the High School Principal before students will be excused from physical education.
ELECTIVES
Electives are classes that students can choose from to fulfill the 23 credit graduation requirement.
Music will be earned as follows: 3/5 credit for band; 2/5 credit for choir for each year in the music program. Should the situation present itself where students are participating in both band and choir for the 5 days a week, students could earn ½ credit per semester.
MINIMUM CLASS LOAD
All students are required to take a full class load each year. Students are to register for a minimum of 7 classes. The seventh class may be a study hall rather than band or choir on alternating days, independent study, teacher aide or office aide, or an online class. On rare occasions and with the Principal's permission, a student may take six courses instead of seven. Students taking 3 or more college level courses will be given consideration for a studyhall in their schedule. Students with special learning needs may have less than a full load if the student qualifies for special education services and it is determined by a team process through an IEP that the reduction in the number of courses is appropriate to meet the student's needs.
DROP-ADD PROCEDURE
Once registration has been completed, students must follow the drop-add procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook.
FAILING A CLASS
Students in grades 9-12 who fail a class for the quarter or semester will receive no credit for that course. If the class is required for graduation, the student must repeat the class or an equivalent class approved by the principal and receive a passing grade in order to fulfill the graduation requirements of Win-E-Mac High School. Incomplete work is cause for no credit to be given.
POST SECONDARY OPTION
Each college has its own standards for allowing students to participate in the post-
secondary option program. Some of the colleges require an assessment in addition to meeting the other requirements for entrance into the program. This program is only open to Juniors and Seniors. Any interested students will need to see Mr. McKeever to determine whether they will qualify for participation in the program. Students who

not carrying a "B" or better for grades at the high school level should not be considering post secondary option.
PLANNING TO ATTEND A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE?
Each college has its own set of admission requirements. As a freshman in high school, students are encouraged to check into colleges of interest to them to determine what is required for admission so that they may be able to plan their course study at the high school level. Students need to become familiar with what the colleges will accept as English and Mathematics classes—some are very specific and will not accept Applied Math and Tech Prep Math as an upper-level math class.
STATE UNIVERSITY ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS
Admission at most of the state universities is granted to students who have graduated in
the upper 50% of their high school graduating class or who have obtained at least a score
of 21 on the ACT or a combined score of 1,000 on the SAT standardized tests. Some of the universities have more strict admission requirements. Students not meeting the
criteria may be considered for admission under each university's condition/provisional admission policy, which considers potential for success in college and other factors. Students who do wish to enroll in a Minnesota state university will need to demonstrate completion of the following college preparatory curriculum while in high school or their competency equivalent.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
4 YEARS OF ENGLISH 3 YEARS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
(composition, literature and speech) (including geography
and U.S. history)
3 YEARS OF MATHEMATICS 1 YEAR OF THE ARTS
(2 years of algebra including intermediate (visual arts & the performing arts of
or advanced algebra, and 1 year of geometry) theater, music, dance & media arts)
3 YEARS OF SCIENCE
(1 year each of a biological science
and physical science, and all 3 courses
with lab experience)
2 YEARS OF SINGLE WORLD
LANGUAGE
Many students choose to begin their college careers at a community or technical college and then transfer to a state university to complete their four-year degree. State university agreements with community colleges allow the community college associate in arts degree to satisfy the general education requirement of a baccalaureate degree at a state

university. Agreements with some technical colleges also support smooth transfer of credits to state universities.
INDEPENDENT STUDY POLICY
1. Students are not to take required courses such as English, Social Studies, Math or Science through independent study except in the following situations: a) the student has taken a course such as English 11 at our school, has failed the course and in the process of registering for classes for their senior year is unable to schedule English 11 and 12 and still meet the necessary requirements for graduation. b) After reviewing their transcript with the principal, independent study is found to be the only viable solution to achieving credits needed for graduation.
2. Courses taken through independent study as electives may be taken in any area in which the student has a special interest.
3. All independent study courses worth ½ credit must be completed within the semester. If the student has not completed the ½ credit in one semester, the grade for that course will be listed as an incomplete on the student's report card.
4. All independent study courses taken through a higher education institution must be paid for prior to the beginning of each semester. Students are responsible for payment of the independent study courses and the materials required for them.
5. Only one independent study course per semester is to be taken unless the second course is worked on outside the school day.
6. Certificates of completion for the courses taken must be received by the Principal prior to students receiving a signed diploma (this will be especially important when students are taking some required courses for graduation). To meet the necessary deadline, all written work must be mailed into the Department of Independent Study by May 1. Without the certificate of completion, the coursework will be treated as incomplete.
NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE
If a student intends to enroll in a Division I or II college, it is important that they follow the rules established by the NCAA.
Division I - 14 core-course rule: (* 16 core-course rule)
 4 years of English
 2 years of math (Algebra I or higher) (* 3 years)
 2 years of science (1 year of lab, if offered)
 1 year of additional English, math or Science
 2 years social science
 3 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy, computer science)
* Pertains to the class of 2008 and beyond
Division II - Core Courses:
 At least 3 years of English
 At least 2 years of math (Algebra I or higher)
 At least 2 years of science (1 year of lab, if offered)
 At least 2 years of additional English, math or Science

 At least 2 years of social science; and 2 years of additional courses (from any area above or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion/philosophy, computer science)
Student - athletes are encouraged to visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA/common for up to date information. Please note that not all of the courses at Win-E-Mac are NCAA Clearinghouse approved (Social Issues). A list of approved courses can be viewed at the above website.
THE FOLLOWING PAGES CONTAIN A LIST OF COURSES AND BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH. THESE DESCRIPTIONS ARE PROVIDED AS A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS IN THE PRE-REGISTRATION OF CLASSES FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR. SIMPLY BECAUSE A COURSE IS LISTED IN THE REGISTRATION BOOKLET DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE COURSE WILL ABSOLUTELY BE OFFERED. THE COURSES TO BE OFFERED WILL BE DETERMINED BY A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING HOW MANY STUDENTS PRE-REGISTER FOR THE COURSE.
ART
Art 10
Grade Level: 10
Length: 1 Semester
This course covers the Literacy and Arts Creation and Performance Graduation Standard.
This course is required for all sophomore students. This class places emphasis on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, which become the basis for all projects created during this course. A strong focus is placed on learning and using correct artistic techniques. Students are expected to use supplies properly. The projects in this class are primarily two-dimensional (2-D) although 3D or sculpture projects may be implemented as well. The course begins with technical drawing projects, then painting (both acrylic and watercolor) and eventually printmaking projects. A grade sheet or rubric is provided for each project, so students understand what is expected.
2-D DESIGN STUDIO II
DRAWING
Grades 10-12
Length: Semester I
This is a semester course that will provide students experience with a variety of drawing media that may include pencil, pen and ink, charcoal and ink washes. Techniques covered will include but are not limited to contour lines, angles, proportion, negative space, shading, perspective and drawing from observation, as well as the Elements of Art. Art history will also be incorporated throughout lessons when relevant. Students will produce their own works of art, keep a sketchbook/journal, create a portfolio of work, and analyze student and professional works of art.

PAINTING
Grades 11-12
Length: Semester II
Painting addresses the study of painting technique and the history of painting. Students will use a variety of techniques in acrylic, watercolor and ink washes. The focus for this course will be mostly on works from life; however, there will be projects that will be more abstract. Students will produce their own works of art, have a sketchbook, and create a portfolio of work. Students will be asked to think creatively and manifest those thoughts in painting.
3-D DESIGN STUDIO II
SCULPTURE
Grades10-12
Length: Semester I
Sculpture students develop visual communication skills by experimenting with various techniques and materials of three dimensional art. A variety of sculptural mediums are explored such as paper mache, cardboard, plaster or found recycled materials. Concepts in depth and space are studied with an emphasis on the elements and principles of art. Three-dimensional artists are studied in correlation with class projects. Through these experiences students develop an awareness of style, culture, and originality. Students learn and appreciate the importance of unique thinking and self-expression. This course cultivates a safe, creative, and professional environment students demonstrate respect for space, materials, and community.
CERAMICS
Grades 11-12
Length: Semester II
Following our exploration with other sculpture materials, students will begin using clay to create ceramic wares or projects. Students will first create simple forms with clay that can easy be made into functional objects such as cups or bowls. After students learn how to create basic forms and construction techniques with clay, students will be able to design their own projects. Projects will reflect work that is well planned through the use of a sketchbook and research. Ceramic artist may also be explored to gain inspiration or a better understanding of the medium.
BUSINESS/COMPUTER
9th COMPUTER:
Grade Level: 9
Length: 1 Semester
The course is a continuation of the use of the student's keyboarding and computer skills—with emphasis on keyboarding proficiency. The course includes basic applications in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Other activities will include exploring graphics software, e-mail, and Internet.

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
Grade Level: 10-12
Length: Full year
** Please note: This class does not count for a math credit since it is taught by a licensed business teacher
This course will concentrate on mathematical skills that can be utilized in daily life. Topics will include check book usage and reconciliation. The use of interest rates as they are applied to checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, home mortgages, and personal loans. A unit on income tax preparation will also be includes to allow students to do their present or future tax returns.
ACCOUNTING I
Grade Level: 10-12
Length: 1 Semester
Accounting I covers the basic accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses organized as sole proprietorships and partnerships. This class provides students with the basics needed to keep records personally as well as to prepare students for entry-level positions doing accounting work.
ACCOUNTING II
Grade Level: 10-12
Length: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: Accounting I
This course continues accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses organized as sole proprietorships and partnerships. Topics include the analysis of business transactions, recording transactions in a variety of journals, and the preparation of financial reports.
MULTI-MEDIA ARTS
Grade Level: 10-12
Length: 1 Year
Maximum Allowed: 20
PREREQUISITES: Completed Computer 9
This class will be using the Adobe Creative Cloud and its programs to do the following:
Photo Editing (Photoshop)
Graphic Designing (InDesign)
Website Design and Elements (Dreamweaver)
Logo Creation (Illustrator)
Video Editing (Premiere Pro) along with other programs.
These are the very same programs that are used out in industry. You are only limited in your willingness to learn and experiment.
As a side note, our class will now take on a more active role in video production. We will incorporate the tricaster and cameras to learn some basics in producing, editing and presenting programs and events.

ENGLISH
ENGLISH -9
Grade Level: 9th Grade
Length: 1 full year
English 9 students will use a literature anthology to study a variety of literary forms. Analyzing literature and critical thinking and reading skills related to the various genres are stressed. Students will write in a variety of styles in response to literature as well as continue work on creative writing skills. Skills and concepts will be discussed and practiced in preparation for the MCA II Reading Test. Students are introduced to Shakespeare through a study of Romeo and Juliet. Research and questioning about the Holocaust is done followed by the study of non-fiction survivor stories and a novel called The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Students are encouraged to develop skills for studying, listening, and speaking.
ENGLISH - 10
Grade Level: 10
Length: 1 year
The emphasis of English 10 is on literature, as well as written and oral communication in preparation for the MCA II reading test to be completed in the spring. This course presents short stories, essays, novels and plays with guided reading questions and strategies to expand vocabulary. Also included is instruction in the writing process with emphasis on narrative and expository form, and the five-paragraph format. Novels that will be read are To Kill a Mocking Bird, Tuesdays with Morrie, and A Separate Peace.
ENGLISH - 11 (American Literature and Technical Writing)
Grade Level: 11th Grade
Length: 1 full year
This course is designed to enhance students' written and verbal communication skills. The course will provide an overview of classic American literature as well as a study of contemporary themes in literature. Students will focus on the writing process including technical writing skills to create letters, resumes, and writing projects. Students will learn to gather, compile and use information. Students will be preparing writing, listening and speaking skills for use in the workplace or tech programs.
COLLEGE ENGLISH - 11 (American Literature and Composition)
Grade Level: 11th Grade
Length: 1 full year
Prerequisite- GPA of 3.00 or higher
Teacher Recommendation and Approval
3 College credit available through University of Minnesota, Crookston

College English 11 is designed to introduce students to the college English setting. Students will study American literature and contemporary literature including prose, poetry and drama. Students will develop an informed, personal response to literature of different eras, use interpretive skills, and develop literary appreciation. Discussion of materials by students is vital. Students will focus on critical reading, writing, analyzing, and research. Students will learn the research and documentation process and create an informative research paper. 3 college credits are awarded at the end of the year for successful completion of the course.
ENGLISH - 12 (World Literature and Technical Writing)
Grade Level: 12th Grade
Length: 1 full year
This course is designed to enhance students' written and verbal communication skills. The course will provide an overview of classic World literature as well as a study of contemporary themes in literature. Students will focus on the writing process including technical writing skills to create letters, resumes, and writing projects. Students will learn to gather, compile and use information. Students will be preparing writing, listening and speaking skills for use in the workplace or tech programs.
COLLEGE ENGLISH 12 (World Literature/Composition)
Grade Level: 12th Grade
Length: 1 full year
Prerequisite- GPA of 3.00 or higher
Teacher Recommendation and Approval
3 College credit available through University of Minnesota, Crookston
College English 12 is a college level course and will be presented and graded at that level. Students will study classic World literature and contemporary literature including prose, poetry and drama. Discussion of materials by students is vital. Students will focus on critical reading, writing, analyzing, research and argumentation. College credit is awarded for successful completion of the course (3 credits for each semester).
HEALTH
HEALTH-9
Grade Level: 9
Length: Semester Course
Health 9 stresses healthy choices and decision making. It teaches students the skills necessary to make responsible decisions and promote at the same time a healthy lifestyle. Students learn of the interrelationships of each body system and how healthy decisions and behavior patterns will impact a lifetime of wellness or illness.
more! Activities will include golf, bowling, pickleball, badminton, softball, Boccee ball, skiing, as well as strength training.

INTRO TO KINESIOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full year
2 College Credits available from Northland Community and Technical College
Want to enter nursing, pre-med, kinesiology, athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, exercise science, coaching, occupational therapy, physical education, and health education? This class is for you. This is a required class to take in these areas of degrees. Get this requirement done while in high school and earn two college credits from Northland Community and Technical College! This class will serve as a preparatory class for students looking to enter these fields of employment.
**Imbedded in this class the 4th quarter is CPR and First Aid Certification worth 1 college credit. This class will certify you in American Red Cross Professional Rescuer certification. You will be trained in First Aid/CPR and AED.
NUTRITION
Grade Level: 11-12 Must have GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for college credit
Length: Full year
3 College Credits available from University of Minnesota in conjunction with Northland Community and Technical College
This class will benefit anyone who is going into Medical Professions, Bio mechanics, Kinesiology, Nursing, Wellness, Teachers, Public Health, Dietetics, and much more. This class is REQUIRED in these majors and is usually only offered to sophomores and juniors! This class will be offered through NCTC and these 3 credits are transferable anywhere within the MN college system. This class will be 3 days classroom and 2 days gym work. We will be studying wellness in the human body and how it pertains to you and the scientific method. Some possible activities in this class will be building your own weight training program, building your own exercise fitness plan, team sports (volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, ultimate football, handball, speedball and more), racket sports, and outdoor activities such as biking, snowshoes, and archery).
CAREER, TECHNICAL, AND PRE-ENGINEERING CLASSES
CONSUMER EDUCATION
Grade Level: 9
Length: Semester Course
The ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens' are taught and practiced throughout the semester. This course teaches students practical skills for making decisions as an informed consumer. Students build a strong foundation for financial success as they learn the basics of personal finances (management, budgeting, check booking, credit). Through study and labs students learn that wise planning, shopping and preparing of foods can help them become good consumers of their finances and healthy individuals! A Textile unit reveals impact of advertising, store options, new fibers and fabrics with a

hands-on construction project that becomes a class service project. In a unit on Families and Friends, students will focus on ways a family meets their needs, how they can strengthen their family, and how to be responsible in their dating relationship. Students will catch a glimpse of the career clusters and take assessments through the MNCIS program as they research a personal career.
EXPLORING EARLY CHILDHOOD
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full year
Are you prepared for the most important career of your life. . . being a parent? Study the developing child from conception to the school-age stage. Special topics include: parent readiness; child development; communication skills; discipline; special needs; families in today's world; and related careers working with children.
Expect to participate and have fun learning why children think, act, and feel as they do as well as how to interact most effectively with them. Students will have hands on experiences working with children in the elementary classrooms as they apply learned techniques and skills. Helpful class for students interested in careers related to teaching, medical, child care, psychology, or human services.
FOODS FOR TODAY
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full year
First semester concentrates on food preparation. Students study recipe reading, the science of ingredients, nutrition practices for healthy eating, baking principles and applying these principles in preparing food in group labs. Special topics include: Quick and Yeast Breads, Cakes, Cookies and Pastries, Grains, Meats and Foods from U.S. regions.
Second semester students will practice food planning and preparation of creative dishes. Special topics include: food combinations dishes such as Sandwiches, Salads, Stir-Fries, Soups, and Appetizers. The students will explore foods from a variety of ethnic backgrounds from Italy, France, Germany, Norway, and China and then prepare foods from these foreign cuisines.
Students will carry out a service project including management and mass production of a product for the student body. Final lab activity is planning and preparing a creative meal for judges. Students will have the opportunity to apply math, science and teamwork skills as they participate in labs and activities. Food related careers and technology will be integrated.
BUILDING TRADES
Instructor: Nathan Johnson, FHS
Grade Level: Grade 11-12
Length: Full year course for a two hour block (periods 5 & 6)
Location: Win-E-Mac

Have you ever wanted to build a house? Well with this class you can. Through this class, students will learn and experience from being involved in the entire process of building a house from start to finish. A large emphasis of this class will be focused on carpentry but students will experience all different processes involved in the building of a home from wire pulling to duct placement, from plumbing to roofing, and from telecommunications to sheet rocking. This comprehensive class will allow students to explore different careers pathways available in the construction industry and gain irreplaceable hands-on experience in a real world setting. Emphasis is placed on the safe use of all power tools and proper material use. Advanced standing certificates available to those students who show proficient skill and knowledge throughout the complete project. SENIOR HIGH INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (Welding and Woodworking) Grades 10 through 12 Length: Full year Instructor Nathan Johnson This comprehensive industrial technology courses is designed to allow student to experience a full range of industrial processes. The first semester of this course will be focused on metal working including but not limited to arc welding, wire-fed welding, oxy-acetylene torch use, plasma cutting and metal machining. The second semester will include wood working and cabinetry. Students will learn a table saw, miter saw, drill press and other wood working processes. Students will learn safe practices for all equipment used, the application and use of a variety materials and processes, and the students will also build student driven projects of the choice. This course will give all students a general back ground into a variety of skills and careers fields. This course is also encouraged to be taken by students that want to take more industrial technology courses in their high school experience. ADVANCED SENIOR HIGH INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (Welding, Machining, Mechanics, Woodworking) Grades 11 through 12 Length: Full year Instructor Nathan Johnson This comprehensive Industrial Technology courses builds on knowledge learned in the Senior High Industrial Technology course. Students will take a more in depth look into the areas of welding, woodworking, metal working and mechanics. Students will learn safety as they related to each of the subjects covered. Students also will learn to use CNC machining, CNC Plasma Cutting, CNC routing, and 3-D printing. Career exploration and job readiness skills will be a focal point of this course. Students will be able to choose an industrial area of focus and will be required to complete a capstone project as a requirement of the class.

POWER MECHANICS
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full Year
This class is held in Fosston
Prerequisite: Algebra I This course is designed for the student who wants to become aware of general automotive service procedures, and welding strategies used in the field of repair and fabrication. Also to help prepare the student for working in the transportation/welding fields. Areas covered will include, but not limited to, engines, fuel injection, electrical, brakes, cooling, lubricating systems, different weld patterns, demonstration of welding positions, operation of: arc welders, M.I.G. welders, and torch operation. Performance tests will be used for the hands on. Proper work ethics will be demonstrated by the instructor and practiced by the student. Proper safety ethics will also be established by the instructor and practiced by all who work in the shop. Students will review basic hand tools and be introduced to power and diagnostic tools also.
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full Year
This class is held in Fosston Prerequisite: None Health Occupations is a course for students interested in entering the medical profession. Students are exposed to a wide variety of medical and allied health professions to assist her/him in making career choices. Topics that will be covered include an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, diseases of the twelve body systems, patient care skills and introduction to the healthcare industry and health careers, certification in CPR and First Aid is offered according to American Red Cross Standards. Health professionals will make classroom presentations or the class frequently travels to area medical and healthcare facilities to learn about specific occupations. Students will also shadow professionals in areas of interest to them. Students will observe, assist and interact with the professional in their chosen field.
MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA I
Grade Level: 9-12
Length: Full year
This course focuses on working with linear and quadratic equations and functions. We also apply these concepts to linear inequalities. Finally, this course covers the fundamentals of probability, including counting methods, and the fundamentals of statistics.

GEOMETRY
Grade Level: 9 -12
Length: Full year
This course focuses on space, shapes, and measurement. Students will use proofs to understand properties of polygons, and use constructions to understand shapes and figures. Algebra is used in problem solving. Hands on activities are used to reinforce concepts.
ALGEBRA II
Grade Level: 10 -12
Length: Full year
Pre-requisite: Algebra I and/or Geometry and/or teacher recommendation
This course focuses on working more in depth with linear and quadratic equations and functions following from Algebra I. We also work on solving more complex functions such as radical equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, etc. The end of the course focuses on probability and statistics.
TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS PREP
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Length: Full year
This course provides mathematically sound and comprehensive coverage of the topics considered essential in a basic college mathematics course. This course has been designed not only to meet the needs of the traditional student planning on attending college or technical school, but also serves as a refresher course of the mathematic concepts. Any student who has not passed their MCA III for 11th grade math will be required to take this class.
COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Grade Level: 12th
Length: 1 Semester
3 College credits granted by Northland Community and Technical College
Pre-requisite: Algebra II and/or teacher recommendation.
This course focuses on equations and inequalities of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Additional topics may include systems of equations, mathematical induction, and binomial theorem.
College Algebra is taught first semester and Trigonometry is taught second semester. These courses are both offered for college credit through Northland Community College.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL TRIGONOMETRY
Grade Level: 12th
Length: 1 semester
2 College credits granted by Northland Community and Technical College
Pre-requisite: Algebra II and/or teacher recommendation
This course focuses on angles, trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, laws of sine and cosine, applications of trigonometric functions, vectors, and complex numbers. Additional material may include analytic geometry.
This course is also eligible for college credit through Northland Community College.
MUSIC
SENIOR BAND
Grade Level: 9 -12
Length: Full Year
Band is a course in which students receive training to improve their skills in performing instrumental music. Band is primarily a performing arts course so class periods are spent rehearsing and reading band music. Students are expected to practice on their own time to learn parts that may need extra attention. Band members are required to attend scheduled band performances and home pep band events. Students must be able to play at least grade 2 ½ level to join senior band. Training to reach this level is offered in elementary and junior high school (which is a pre-requisite to register for this course). The Graduation Standard can be met by participating in solos and ensembles.
SENIOR CHOIR
Grade Level: 9 -12
Length: Full Year
Choir is a course in which students receive training to improve their skills in performing vocal music. Choir is primarily a performing arts course, so class periods are spent rehearsing and reading choral music. Students are expected to practice on their own time to learn parts that may need extra attention. Choir members are required to attend scheduled choir performances and competitions. Students must be able to match pitch and read simple phrases. Training to achieve these skills is offered in elementary and junior high school (which is a pre-requisite for this course). The Graduation Standard can be met by participating in solos and ensembles.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 9
Grade Level: 9th
Length: 1 Semester
This course stresses the Presidential Fitness exercises and obtaining the standards. We will also concentrate more on Lifetime activities that will be used throughout adulthood.
SCIENCE
PHYSICAL SCIENCE - 9
Grade Level: 9
Length: Full Year
This course is an introduction into the basic principles and practical uses of chemistry and physics. The areas covered in this course include matter, energy, chemistry in the world around us, motion, forces, sound waves, light waves, electricity and magnetism. This course includes class discussion, worksheets, videos and labs. Students are evaluated through chapter tests, semester tests, worksheets, quizzes, class participation and questions from the text.
CHEMISTRY 11-12
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full year course
This is an advanced level elective class that would fulfill the district's requirement for a year of science after sophomore Biology. It is STRONGLY recommended for students planning to attend a four-year college, especially those considering a career in the Health or Science fields. Students will study Atomic Theory, Periodic Law, Chemical Bonding, Balancing chemical equations, Stiochiometry, basic Organic and Biochemistry. This course includes class discussions, lectures, written exercises and laboratory work. Students will be evaluated through chapter and semester tests, lab write-ups, written exercises and class participation.
BIOLOGY
Grade Level: 10
Length: Full Year
Biology is a year- long sophomore course. This is a life science class with much emphasis placed on lab work. Students will study the basic concepts of living condition including such topics as the structure and function of the cell, basic genetics, biochemistry, organization of life (cell, tissue, organ, system), natural selection and classification. Students will study many life forms, starting with the least complex and ending with an in-depth study of human biology. A unit on ecology will also be studied. Labs, discussion and written exercises are used throughout this course.

PHYSICS
Grade Level: 11-12
Length: Full Year
Prerequisites:
Physical Science, Algebra I
This course focuses on motion, forces, sound waves, light waves, electricity and magnetism. This class is similar to Physical science however it requires higher math skills. Students will be graded on exams, labs, homework, and class participation.
SOCIAL STUDIES
CIVICS - 9
Grade Level: 9
Length: Full year
Civics talks about how the government works, and the responsibilities and rights of citizens. It takes a close look at the constitution and examines the differences between local and national governments.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY
Grade Level: 10
Length: Full year
This course is intended to give students an in-depth view of different societies and cultures around the world. It focuses primarily on Western thought and institutions dating from ancient Greece and Rome. Periods or topics covered include: World Religions, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Revolution, Imperialism, Industrialism, Marxism, Nationalism, World War and Cold War. By learning about other societies of the world, students will better understand global interdependence and the connection between tolerance and peace.
AMERICAN HISTORY
Grade Level: 11 and 12
Length: Full year
Note: All students are required as juniors or seniors to take either this course or the College in the High School American History classes (History 1301 and 1302)
Senior High American History studies the time period from the exploration of the New World to the modern time. It focuses on the diversity of the American people, and the conflict that diversity often causes.
College in the High School (CIHS) offerings:
History 1301 (America from explorations through Reconstruction) 3 credits
History 1302 (America from Reconstruction to today) 3 credits
Grade Level: 11 and 12

Prerequisites: 3.0 overall Win-E-Mac GPA and 2.0 overall college GPA and/or teacher recommendation.
These are college-level courses. College credit is available through the University of Minnesota/Crookston upon successful completion of these courses.
AMERICANS AT WAR/HOLOCAUST
Grade Level: 11 and 12
Length: Full year
Americans at War 1 (taught by Mr. Eckman) is an in-depth study of the causes, action, politics, personalities, and outcome of the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Holocaust (taught by Mr. Johnson) looks at the background of anti-Semitism, eugenics and genocide, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler to leadership in Germany, the philosophy of Aryan supremacy, identification of the inferior, development of the concentration and death camps and the "Final Solution."
SOCIAL ISSUES
Grade Level: 11 and 12
Length: Full year
Social Issues focuses on four main topics: the US Constitution, legal issues that affect the lives of adolescents and young adults, current news events, and hot issues debated in our society.
WORK EXPERIENCE
SCHOOL TO WORK/STUDENT AIDE
Grade Level: 11 and 12
Length: Full year course
This course is designed as a one or two hour course that allows student to earn credit by performing work based activities outside of the school building with an approved business or work center or work experience opportunities within the school building. The student will gain insight on careers and training that will be of assistance to the student after graduation.
SENIOR REQUIREMENTS
SPEECH/COMMUNICATIONS
Grade Level: 12
Length: 1 Semester
This is an introductory class in public speaking. Public speaking will be defined as ANY kind of speaking in front of more than one person. Students will develop their own written pieces and will create outlines in preparation for speeches. Students will learn creative and technical writing skills, composition skills, and also practical applications of grammar in writing. Additionally, students will organize thoughts and written

information into speeches to introduce, inform, demonstrate, and persuade. Students will utilize technology for speech development and presentation.
3 college semester credits are available through Northland.Community & Technical College. Students must meet current established criteria to be part of this program. Students must have 3.0 GPA and take the accuplacer exam.
SENIOR SEMINAR
Grade Level: Seniors
Coarse Length: Two Quarters
REQUIRED for all Seniors for Graduation
This course goes beyond tests and standards and prepares seniors for living successfully on their own. It is divided into two segments: Career Prep and Living on Your Own.
Seniors will begin the transition into their career by: college/tech/work search by fairs and manual search; learning financial options; writing applications, resumes and getting references; practicing interviews; and creating education file. They will identify professional character traits as well as effective interpersonal communications necessary for successful work in any chosen career.
Living on your own segment includes making an organizational box with labeled file folders on studied topics: financial literacy (internet banking, checking, savings, loans); obtaining good credit; handling taxes; health insurance needs; housing & roommate issues; vehicle choices, insurance and costs; healthy eating on budget; clothing care. All seniors will develop a plan, implement, and reflect upon in writing and verbal sharing with their classmates a service learning project in the community or school.
Online College in the High School 2018-2019
Eligibility by Grade Level Senior (12th grade): A student who will participate as a senior must meet minimum ACCUPLACER®, ACT®, SAT or MCA scores and is recommended to have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA. Junior (11th grade): A student who will participate as a junior must meet minimum ACCUPLACER®, ACT®, SAT or MCA scores and is recommended to have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Sophomore (10th grade): A student who will participate as a sophomore must meet or exceed the 8th Grade MCA Reading assessment standard minimum score of 850. If the MCA test was not taken, the student can take the ACCUPLACER® Reading Comprehension test. A 3.2 cumulative GPA is recommended, and the student must successfully complete the online workshop.

Note: In their first semester, eligible 10th grade students will be allowed to enroll in one (1) Career and Technical Education (CTE) course provided they meet specific course requirements and pre-requisites. If a sophomore receives a grade of C or better in their course, the student will be allowed to take additional CTE courses in their second semester. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum General Education courses limited to Junior and Senior students. Minimum ACCUPLACER®, ACT®, SAT or MCA Assessment Scores The student must complete an ACCUPLACER®, ACT®, SAT or MCA assessment and achieve scores that are at or above the minimum level for the course they wish to enroll in. Minimum Requirements for General Education (MnTC) Coursework (Juniors and Seniors only): o Minimum ACCUPLACER® Reading Comprehension score of 78 Note: Students enrolling into a math course or a course with a math pre-requisite must attain an Elementary Algebra score of at least 85, OR an Elementary Algebra score of at least 76 and a College Level Mathematics score of at least 50, OR an Intermediate Algebra score of at least 60. o Minimum ACT® Reading sub score of 21 Note: Students enrolling into a math course or a course with a math pre-requisite must attain a Math sub score of at least 22. o Minimum SAT Reading core of 480 ERW Note: Students enrolling into a math course or a course with a math pre-requisite must attain a Math sub score of at least 530. o Minimum 10th grade MCA Reading score of 1047 Note: Students enrolling into a math course or a course with a math pre-requisite must attain an 11th grade MCA Math score of at least 1158. Minimum Requirements for Technical (CTE) Coursework: o Minimum MCA Reading score (Junior and Senior: 10th grade MCA Reading score 1047; Freshmen and Sophomore: 8th grade MCA Reading score 850). OR o Minimum ACCUPLACER® Reading Comprehension score of 70 if 8th grade MCA test not taken. Note: Students enrolling into a technical math course or a technical course with a math pre-requisite must attain an Arithmetic score of at least 74, OR an Elementary Algebra score of at least 63.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Course Offerings: