2019-20High School Course Selection Guide
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT HONORS (11, 12) 1 CREDIT This third-level class is designed for the serious art student and provides
opportunity for students to work on advanced studio projects that add depth and breadth to the college portfolio work. Advanced studio processes are practiced. Students are able to investigate new processes and synthesize processes learned in prior courses. Artwork can become conceptual. Students learn to have a clear focus in a substantial body of work and are able to articulate that focus. There is a heavy emphasis on observational study. Large work and series work are completed. The coursework is very rigorous and projects are complex. Students need to work on projects in and outside of school.
Prerequisite: Studio Art 2 or teacher recommendation. SCULPTURE/3-D DESIGN 1 (9, 10, 11, 12)
Neutrally Weighted 1 CREDIT
Students are challenged to think three-dimensionally. Areas of sculptural techniques may include additive and subtractive, as well as sculptural types like relief, in the round and kinetic. Possible materials for exploration may be clay, paper, plaster, wire, wood, metals, glass, ceramic, and found objects. Individual, small group and large group projects may be employed in this course. Sculpture movements of the past, as well as contemporary art, are reviewed.
SCULPTURE/3-D DESIGN 2 (10, 11, 12) Neutrally Weighted
Students are challenged to build upon the concepts and skills developed in Sculpture 1. More emphasis is placed on independent study with a focus on sculptural movements and their relevance to student work. Experimentation of media and ideas are encouraged. Critique and art historical reference are part of the learning process.
Prerequisite: Sculpture/3-D Design 1 or teacher recommendation. SCULPTURE/3-D DESIGN 3 (11, 12)
Neutrally Weighted 1 CREDIT
Students have the opportunity to develop concentrations in areas of personal interest. The freedom to formulate ideas within their concentration is encouraged. Media is determined by the concepts. Independent exploration and growth are stressed. Critique and art historical reference are part of the learning process.
Prerequisite: Sculpture/3-D Design 2 or teacher recommendation. STUDIO ART 1 (9, 10, 11, 12)
Neutrally Weighted 1 CREDIT
Focusing on 2-dimensional design, students work with a variety of media such as pencils, charcoals, pastels, watercolors, and acrylics. The course addresses shading, depth, color theory, layout, and painting, and integrates appreciation, criticism, and art history into its content.
STUDIO ART 2 (10, 11, 12) Neutrally Weighted
At this level, students are expected to build on skills, experiences and philosophies learned in Studio 1. Critical and creative thinking are incorporated as a more in-depth problem solving approach through the use of a variety of media. College portfolio preparation, class critiques and art history are emphasized.
Prerequisite: Completion of Studio Art 1 or teacher recommendation.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART (11, 12) 1 CREDIT This course is for advanced art students who are college bound and wish
to receive AP credit and one graduation credit. Advanced Placement credit is not based on the usual written exam. The course work is quite rigorous. Students must submit portfolios that include 24 pieces of work for evaluation at the end of the year. Because of the amount of work, it is often necessary to complete projects at home. Should the portfolio be accepted, the student is awarded one AP studio art credit.
Prerequisite: Portfolio Development Honors or teacher recommendation.
ADVANCED STUDIO STUDY HONORS (11, 12) 1 CREDIT This fourth-level advanced course intensifies and expands previous
media experiences and offers additional problem-solving challenges. Students are expected to synthesize what was taught in Studio 1, Studio 2 and Portfolio Development. Students are encouraged to explore individual style and are expected to create a large body of work which shows clear personal vision. Work is done in and outside of class. A strong emphasis is placed on art history and contemporary art practices. The critical process is an integral part of this course.
Prerequisite: Portfolio Development or teacher recommendation. ART OPTIONS (10, 11, 12)*
Designed for students who want to take a specific art class for partial credit due to scheduling conflicts, students must choose which art class to enroll in, and receive the permission of BOTH the art teacher and their guidance counselor. This is NOT an independent study arrangement. Credit is determined on the number of days per week the student is enrolled in class.
*Since this course is based on availability and room within a student’s schedule, this course may be selected only after the school year begins.
ACCOUNTING 1 HONORS (10, 11, 12) 1 CREDIT
Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning The Accounting 1 Honors course is designed for students planning to major in business at the college level or for students preparing for a career in business or accounting. Students focus on recording, understanding and interpreting financial records for a sole proprietorship service business. Through demonstration, explanation and practice, students explore topics including: generally accepted accounting principles, the accounting cycle, and basic financial statements. Emphasis is placed on applying workforce readiness skills.
ACCOUNTING 2 HONORS (11, 12) 1 CREDIT
Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning Accounting 2 Honors is an advanced course offering a higher proficiency in accounting for students planning to major in business or accounting at the college level. Students focus on recording, understanding, and interpreting financial records for a merchandising corporation. The content is delivered through explanation, demonstration, on-line activities and practice. Emphasis is placed on applying workforce readiness skills including: mathematics and financial analysis; understanding complex inter-relationships; teamwork; critical thinking and problem solving; and self-direction/personal responsibility.
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