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STEM is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  Through STEM, students develop key skills including: problem solving and creativity. Subjects may include Vocational: Career & Technical Education and Mathematics. 

ADE771 3D SCULPTURE

Students explore three-dimensional design elements and principles of visual art through projects of original design using a variety of techniques and materials (including paper, clay, wire and found objects). Studio fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

ADE874 3D DESIGN

Fine Arts students explore three-dimensional design elements and principles through projects of original design. Students use a variety of techniques including carving, casting, construction and modeling and students work in metal, clay, wood, wire, paper, plaster, stone and found objects. Studio fee, Prerequisite: B in one of the following courses: ADR664, ADR601, ADE671, AMJ671, ACY661 or ADE771 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

ADR701 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION

Students explore digital illustration through a variety of techniques, including digital painting and drawing techniques. Students will use iPads and Procreate to problem-solve, and express visual creativity and personal expression through their art. Prerequisite: (one of the following) ADR601, ADR661 or ADR664. Studio fee (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

AGA201 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1

Students learn basic design development using com-puters and various traditional art materials. Students prepare for the demands of the graphic designer using Photoshop and Illustrator and develop the skills of the visual communicator as they begin to build a portfolio. Studio fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

AGA651 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2

Students continue to develop skills using basic design principles and color theory as they create projects like posters, photographic imaging, invitations, and text, etc., using PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Students develop and present a portfolio at the end of the year. Studio fee, Prerequisite: AGA201 (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

AGA656 UCONN GRAPHIC DESIGN (U)

Students continue to develop skills using basic design principles and color theory as they create projects like posters, photographic imaging, invitations, and text, etc., using the Adobe Programs. Prerequisite: AGA201. Students develop and present a portfolio at the end of the year. Studio fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

UConn equivalent: DMD 1101 Design Lab I (3 Credits)

AGP201 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1

Students explore fine arts digital photography by learning about composition, camera control, light and subject matter. Students gain experience using point-and-shoot cameras, DSLR cameras, and image manipulation in the digital darkroom using Adobe Photoshop, and students build a digital and print portfolio. Studio fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

AGP401 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2

Students begin to develop a style and voice as they strengthen and expand their skills and knowledge of the process of producing fine art digital photographs. Students further explore the camera and lighting control and develop topics, passions, and independent ideas to create artwork. Students further strengthen their skills in the digital darkroom using Adobe programs as they continue to build their digital and print portfolios. Prerequisite: AGP201. Studio fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12

AMJ671 JEWELRY & METALS 1

Students explore the metals medium and develop strong skills in metalsmithing, a working knowledge of contemporary jewelry design (principles, artists, and designers), and fabrication techniques including sawing, soldering, cold connection, finishing, forming and stone setting. Students create several finished wearable pieces. Studio fee and purchase of addi-tional materials (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

AMJ771 JEWELRY & METALS 2

Students delve deeper into the art of advanced three-dimensional jewelry and metalsmithing and learn more complex skills including hollow form, advanced stone setting, and enameling with an increased focus upon the complexity of design, construction, and craftsmanship. Students begin to explore creating utilitarian and sculptural artwork in pewter. The student art journal plays an important role in this course. Studio fee and purchase of additional materials, Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMJ671 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

AMJ871 JEWELRY & METALS 3

Students continue to explore and refine jewelry and metalsmithing skills and techniques and learn more challenging techniques including cloisonné enameling and advanced stone setting. Students increase the complexity of production, research, and craftsmanship. Studio fee and purchase of additional materials, Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMJ771 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

AMJ971 JEWELRY & METALS 4

Under faculty guidance, students participate in individual research and design to continue to build strong design skills and craftsmanship in metal and/or to prepare a portfolio of work. Students produce work of increasing complexity, research, and craftsmanship. Students have the opportunity to work as studio assistants. Studio fee and purchase of additional materials, Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMJ871 and instructor permission (full year – 1 credit) 12.

AMY671 INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY & METALS (.5)

Students learn the basics of contemporary jewelry design and fabrication through metalsmithing. Students learn metalsmithing techniques including sawing/piercing, soldering, cold connection, stone setting, and chain making.  Students create several finished wearable pieces. Studio fee and purchase of additional materials (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

APC401 DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY 1

Students learn the foundations and basic elements of using a traditional camera and of composing, developing, and producing images using photographic media. Images are black and white and created in the darkroom. Studio fee (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

APC701 DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY 2

Students will continue to build on the foundations and basic elements of composing, developing, and producing a body of work using photographic media and explore in-depth a variety of materials and techniques to improve their skills. Students will continue to explore darkroom techniques and processes to develop technical and creative skills. Prerequisite: APC401 Studio fee (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

APC771 DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY 3

Students continue to develop creative and technical aspects of black and white photography, including a more sophisticated grasp of exposure, the processing of film, alternative photography, and discussion of fine printmaking. Prerequisite: APC701. Studio fee (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

BAC601 ACCOUNTING 1

Students learn about bookkeeping practices, including systemically computing, classifying, recording, verify-ing, and maintaining numerical data involved in financial practices. Students study simple budgets and financial report preparation, cash control, payroll, the accounting cycle, and career opportunities in the field. Students use an internet-based electronic workbook, and home internet access is recommended (full year – 1 credit vocational) 10, 11 & 12.

BAC655 HONORS ACCOUNTING

Students learn the principles of Accounting 1 and 2 in this fast-paced, honors course. Students use an internet-based electronic workbook, and home internet access is highly recommended. Prerequisite: B- in MAL654 or accounting teacher approval (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

BAC851 ACCOUNTING 2

Students learn about keeping a set of books on a cash or accrual basis, partnership and corporation books, depreciation, inventory valuation, taxes, and computerized accounting practices. Students explore accounting, related career options, and trends in the industry. Prerequisite: C in BAC601 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

BBC301 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Communication impacts all aspects of our lives.  Students learn the value of clear and concise communication in their personal and professional life by enhancing oral, written, interpersonal and technological skills, including the use of social media for college and the workplace.  Students will complete a Job Search Portfolio, consisting of a cover letter, résumé, recommendation request and interview questions. (1/2year, 1/2 credit) 10, 11, 12

BBE101 BUSINESS EXPLORATIONS

Students interested in pursuing a career in business, majoring in business, or starting their own business gain an understanding of key entrepreneurial and business concepts. Students learn about starting a business and the many career options available in the industry. Students study entrepreneurship, basic economic principles, forms of business ownership, career planning, and global business practices (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

BMK401 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

Students learn marketing foundations and apply principles of the marketing mix, research, and branding in this hands-on course. On-campus and community challenges provide authentic experiences for students to apply their knowledge. Students develop an awareness of career opportunities and current trends in the industry (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

BPF501 PERSONAL FINANCE

Students develop a foundational understanding of the importance of making informed financial decisions leading to financial independence by exploring the essentials of budgeting, banking, credit, identity theft, insurance, and taxes. Students complete a post-high school budget to align spending habits with expected income (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

BSE401 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

Students study management and marketing functions of the sports and entertainment industries. Using a sports management simulation, students explore the issues of the industry and formulate strategies to address them. Students develop employability skills by participating in class presentations and projects with local sports and entertainment organizations to extend classroom learning (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FBB701 BRICKVIEW BAKESHOP

Students expand upon the fundamentals of baking taught in Bakeshop 1 and Bakeshop 2. Students will focus on commercial production and the sale of baked goods in the Brickview Restaurant and Cafe. Students learn new baking techniques and key aspects of operating a business, explore careers in the field according to what is relevant and current in today's food industry and trends. Course can be retaken for credit. Prerequisite: C or higher in FFB501 or FBR871 (½ year, ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FBR871 BRICKVIEW RESTAURANT

Students interested in culinary, hospitality, and management careers gain essential technical and leadership skills while operating the Brickview Restaurant on campus. Students work in a commercial kitchen rotating through various jobs in restaurant management and operations. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to become ServSafe certified, tour a local restaurant, and participate in a food critic dining experience. Prerequisite: 1 credit in any combination of culinary courses. Course can be retaken for credit (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FFB301 BAKESHOP 1

Students with an interest in baking and pastries learn basic baking principles and techniques including measurement, ingredient function and baking procedures. Students prepare a variety of baked goods and pastries including quick bread, cakes, and fruit desserts while practicing safe and proper use of kitchen equipment (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

FFB501 BAKESHOP 2

Students build upon the foundation of Bakeshop 1. Focus on new techniques will be introduced through various units including: desserts bars, tarts and pies, yeast breads, enriched doughs, confections, French Cookies, candies and dessert sauces. Students will review safety/sanitation, measuring and basic terms. Students will be introduced to advanced baking terminology, skills and technique. Prerequisite: FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FFD201 CULINARY ARTS 1

In this introduction to the world of cooking, students learn to prepare basic foods including quick bread, dairy, cookies, meats, and salads. In cooking labs, students learn about kitchen safety, sanitation, measuring, reading recipes, nutrition, and proper use of kitchen equipment. Students explore culinary-related careers (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

FFD401 UNIFIED FOODS

Students work in partnership with peers with special needs in a cooperative learning environment to learn essential culinary skills and prepare Brickview meals. Students focus upon the proper use of equipment, safety, and sanitation, and learn preparation techniques for a variety of foods. Students learn to make informed decisions about nutrition, food selection, menu planning and purchasing. (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

FFD501 CULINARY ARTS 2

Students build upon the foundations of Culinary I in units of study including fruits/vegetables, meats, seafood and poultry, soups & sauces, grains, pasta, herbs & spices. Students review safety/sanitation, knife skills, and have the opportunity to become ServSafe certified. Students will work toward building culinary and employability skills to prepare for advanced courses and the workplace. Prerequisite: FFD201 or FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FIT676 UCONN IF YOU LOVE IT, TEACH IT! (U)

“If You Love it, Teach It” engages students interested in working in K-12 settings in studies about teaching, learning, and schooling in the United States. It explores teaching and learning as processes that can relate to personal passions as well as how those passions are shaped, cultivated, or denied in different educational contexts. Course topics will include introductions to historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education, as well as how those foundations and personal passions relate to teaching as a profession, school organization, educational reform, and the reimagining of educational futures. (full year – full credit) 12

UConn equivalent course: EDCI 1100: If You Love It, Teach It (3 Credits)

FIT696 UCONN INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (U)

Students study the history, laws, regulations and concepts related to exceptional students and special education in American schools, gaining an understanding of the characteristics of certain exceptionalities and how these characteristics might impact student learning. (1/2 year - 1/2 credit) 11, 12.

UConn equivalent course: EPSY 1100: Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)

FRC601 AMERICAN REGIONAL CUISINES

Students learn about the history and styles of North American and Caribbean cuisines. Students enhance culinary skills and gain an appreciation for great tasting food while applying sound cooking methodologies. Prerequisite: FFD201 or FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

FWF611 INTERNATIONAL CUISINES

Students explore various cultural groups and learn about cooking techniques and food traditions from around the globe. Students immerse themselves in the tradition and folklore of different cultures by preparing dishes from Mexico, France, Italy, India and more. Prerequisite: FFD201 or FFB301 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

GGE501 GEOMETRY (ML)

ML students will reinforce and build on their Algebra skills through their study of foundational Geometry topics. Topics include the study of points, and planes as they relate to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects, including area and volume. Students also study topics related to probability, statistics, and data analysis. Prerequisite: Placement test or GMA004 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

GMA004 ALGEBRA I (ML)

ML students develop skills in basic and beginning algebraic functions, solving and graphing equations, inequalities, and systems of equations, and apply these skills to solve real-world problems. Students continue to gain language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course is recommended for 9th-graders who have taken 8th-grade mathematics and who intend to follow a college preparatory mathematics sequence including Principles of Geometry and Algebra and Algebra 2 (full year – 1 credit). All ninth-grade mathematics courses require a scientific calculator (TI-30XIIS preferred). 9, 10, 11 & 12.

GMP503 PRE-ALGEBRA (ML)

ML students review and strengthen arithmetic skills, learn introductory algebra concepts, including working with signed numbers and variables, and solve simple equations. Students continue to gain language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: Placement test or teacher or counselor recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

GPS501 PHYSICAL SCIENCE (ML)

ML students study a blend of the physical sciences (chemistry and physics) in a problem-based course. Students continue to gain language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

GSB401 BIOLOGY (ML)

Intermediate/advanced ML students learn about principles and concepts that apply to life at all levels of organization, no matter how simple or complex. Students examine those general characteristics shared by all living things, including chemical makeup, energy use, reproduction and community involvement. Students participate in laboratory work emphasizing the scientific method (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

GSI301 INTEGRATED SCIENCE (ML)

Intermediate/advanced ML students focus upon scientific experimentation, research, and discussion, exploring a wide range of topics from the origins of the universe to present-day conditions that support the diversity of life on Earth (full year – 1 credit) 9.

GSL201 LIFE SCIENCE (ML)

ML students beginning to develop English and literacy learn basic life science terminology (plants, animals, food webs, biomes, and ecosystems) and follow an integrated science curriculum focusing on Earth as a living system. Students continue to gain language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

HEC905 HONORS ECONOMICS (E)

Students learn about microeconomics by studying the relationship among scarcity, opportunity, cost, supply and demand, and individual consumer and firm behavior. Students learn about macroeconomics by studying the economy as a whole, and by examining unemployment, productivity, inflation, trade, and development (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

ECSU equivalent course ECO100: Political Economy of Social Issues (3 credits)

HEC956 AP/UCONN ECONOMICS (A,U)

Students learn about microeconomics by developing a thorough understanding of the economic principles that apply to consumers and producers within an economic system and of the nature of markets and the government’s role in the economy. Students learn about macroeconomics by studying the economic system as a whole including economic performance measures, the financial sector and international economics (full year – 1 credit) 12.

UConn equivalent course ECON1201: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits) and ECON1202: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
HPS804 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

To prepare for college-level psychology courses, students study human thought processes and behaviors, noted psychologists and psychiatrists, research methods, brain studies, motivation, states of consciousness, intelligence and creativity, stages of human development, personality theories, gender issues and relationships, psychological disorders and therapies (full year – 1 credit) 12.

HPS806 AP PSYCHOLOGY (A)

Students examine in depth the core concepts and theories of psychology to understand psychology as the study of the mind and human behavior. Students learn about important psychologists past and present, research methods, experiments and terminology, and students prepare for the AP Psychology examination (full year – 1 credit) 12.

ICN801 CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE PROGRAM

The CNA program will prepare students to meet a growing need of workers in healthcare. The course includes lectures, practical laboratory stations, hands on skills training and clinical time.Upon successful completion of this course and passing grade on the state required Prometric exam, the graduate’s name will be placed on the State Certified Nurse Aide Registry. Students can opt to go directly into the workforce or continue their education in an RN or LPN program or do both concurrently. Teacher/counselor approval (full year – 1 credit classroom and ½ credit clinical), double channel, grade 12

ICN803 MEDICAL INTERPRETER/CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE PROGRAM

The Medical Interpreter/CNA program is geared toward bilingual students who gain stackable credentials and specialized training focusing on the community and medical interpretation. Students are educated on common medical concepts, procedures and medical terminology. Students learn how to assess the cultural systems surrounding individuals and how those systems influence the quality of health. In addition, students gain CNA training through lectures, labs and clinical time. Upon successful completion of this course and a passing grade on the state-required prometrix exam, the graduate’s name will be placed on the State Certified Nurse Aide Registry. Teacher/counselor approval (One semester- 2 credits- double channel) 12.

IEMT01 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)

The EMT program will prepare students to meet a growing need of workers in healthcare. This course is geared towards students with little or no background in Emergency Medical Services. The course includes lectures, practical laboratory stations, hands-on skills training and ambulance ride time. There is a state-required minimum attendance requirement, which may require after-school or weekend hours. After successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry examination. Teacher/counselor approval (½ year - 2 credits). Second semester, double channel, grade 12

IRB311 MARINE TRADES 1/BOATING

With multiple hands-on learning opportunities, students study recreational boating including nautical navigation, recreational water activities, weather effects upon boating, and safe boating techniques. In on-the-water training activities, students practice their boating skills and gain insights into career opportunities in the maritime industry. Students have the option to take the CT DEEP Safe Boating examination and become eligible for a CT Safe Boating Certificate (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

ISM801 SENIOR SEMINAR

Students planning on entering the workforce full-time directly out of high school or attend college part-time will gain essential tools to transition from high school to the world of work. The course is divided into six-week cycles focusing on financial independence, Microsoft Office skills and workplace readiness. Community partner and business involvement in networking, resume building and interviewing will prepare students for job interviews and employment. Prerequisite:  Students must be on track to graduate and in good standing with academics, behavior, and attendance (½ year – ½ credit) 12.

IVP501 DIGITAL MEDIA 1

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to tell stories and produce digital content for various multimedia platforms (social media, traditional broadcast, web). This hands-on course is designed to teach students basic techniques for video, audio, lighting, graphics, and non-linear editing. Students will be introduced to several production environments including a television studio, live streaming and careers in multimedia, marketing, public relations and social media content specialists. Projects are deadline driven and take place in the field, as assigned. Time outside of class is required. Courses may be repeated for credit (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

IVP601 DIGITAL MEDIA 2

Students will continue to develop and strengthen the skills needed for a career in the technical world of digital storytelling and broadcasting. Advanced production techniques further reinforce and strengthen the skills learned in Digital Media 1 , to create dynamic digital content for various multimedia platforms (social media, traditional broadcast, web). This hands-on course will introduce additional tools and skill sets for producing digital content preparing students for a career in digital communications. Students will continue their work in the television studio, and event live streaming. Projects are deadline driven and take place in the field, as assigned. Time outside of class is required. Students may take the course for credit to advance their project depth and skills. Prerequisite: Digital Media 1 or Journalism Prerequisite: IVP501 or EJN301(full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

IYP501 YEARBOOK PRODUCTION

Students produce the yearbook by working in an integrated program of print journalism, photography, layout and design, and marketing and sales in a full year course. You will learn desktop publishing and basic photoshop. This is a deadline driven class. This course may be taken more than once (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12..

MAL004 ALGEBRA 1

Students develop skills in basic and beginning algebraic functions, solving and graphing equations, inequalities, and systems of equations, and apply these skills to solve real-world problems. This course is recommended for 9th-graders who have taken 8th-grade mathematics and who intend to follow a college preparatory mathematics sequence including Principles of Geometry and Algebra and Algebra 2 (full year – 1 credit). All ninth-grade mathematics courses require a scientific calculator (TI-30XIIS preferred). 9

MAL005 HONORS ALGEBRA 1

At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students develop skills in working with exponents and solving and graphing equations, inequalities and functions, systems of equations and quadratics, and apply these skills to solve real-world problems. This course is recommended for highly motivated students who have been introduced to beginning algebraic concepts, and it is the first in a college preparatory sequence including Honors Principles of Geometry and Algebra and Advanced or Honors Algebra 2. Prerequisite: Completion of eighth-grade math and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit). All ninth-grade mathematics courses require a scientific calculator (TI-30XIIS preferred). 9

MAL585 HONORS ALGEBRA 2 & TRIGONOMETRY

At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students develop advanced algebra skills through the study functions and their graphs, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic equations, rational and radical expressions, exponents/powers, as well as, an introduction to trigonometry. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

MAL654 ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2

Students develop advanced algebra skills through the study of functions and their graphs, quadratic equations, rational expressions, radical expressions, exponential and logarithmic equations, and exponents/powers. Prerequisite: MGS605, MGS555 or MGS604 and C+ in MAL004 or MAL005 and teacher recommendation (full year - 1 credit) 10, 11, 12.

MCA856 AP PRECALCULUS (A, E)

At an in-depth and accelerated pace students prepare for Calculus by deepening their understanding of Algebra topics ranging from polynomials, systems of equations, sequences, trigonometry concepts, and inverse, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite:Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

ECSU equivalent course: MAT 155 - PreCalculus Mathematics (4 credits)

MCA956 AP CALCULUS AB (A,E)

Students study topics of limits, derivatives, and integrals and their applications. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.

ECSU equivalent course MAT243: Calculus 1 (4 credits).

MCC401 COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Students are introduced to the foundational concepts of computer science and are challenged to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement). (half year – 1/2 credit) 9 &10.

MCC551 COMPUTER SCIENCE 1

Students develop skills in problem-solving and writing object-oriented computer programs using Visual Basic programming language. Students develop an understanding of language syntax, problem analysis, and problem-solving techniques through individualized programming assignments, and study topics including the history of computers, basic computer architecture and social issues involving computers. (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement.) (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

MCC875 HONORS COMPUTER SCIENCE 2

Students continue to develop problem-solving abilities with JAVA (object-oriented programming language). Prerequisite: MCC551 and teacher recommendation. (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement.) (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

MCC976 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A (A)

In this class, comparable to a first-semester college-level class, students design, implement, and analyze programs and basic data structures, standard algorithms, and general computer systems knowledge with JAVA programming language. Prerequisite: Completion of MCC551 and MCC875 and teacher recommendation. (Does not meet the mathematics graduation requirement, full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

MCR674 CONSUMER MATH

Students reinforce mathematical skills through an extensive review of fundamental mathematical concepts, including the order of operations, real numbers, percent, and formulas, and apply these skills to consumer problems such as earning, spending, taxes, housing, insurance, transportation and budgeting. (full year – 1 credit) 11, 12.

MFC953 FUNCTIONS

Students review and extend Algebra 2 concepts with a focus on quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and radical functions. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation (½ year/first semester – ½ credit) 12.

MFS854 PRECALCULUS

Students prepare for the study of calculus and strengthen their conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems by studying a combination of trigonometric, geometric and algebraic techniques. Prerequisite:Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

MGS555 HONORS PLANE GEOMETRY/STATISTICS

*This course will be offered every other year. It will be next offered during the 2024-2025 school year.

At an in-depth level and accelerated pace, students study lines, planes, angles, triangles, circles, and polygons and learn about coordinates, three-dimensional geometry, probability, statistics and data analysis. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation; (half year – ½ credit) 10, 11.

MGS604 PRINCIPLES OF GEOMETRY & ALGEBRA

Students will reinforce and build on their Algebra skills through their study of foundational Geometry topics. Topics include the study of points, and planes as they relate to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects, including area and volume. Students also study topics related to probability, statistics, and data analysis. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

MGS605 HONORS PRINCIPLES OF GEOMETRY & ALGEBRA

Students will reinforce and build on their Algebra skills through their study of foundational Geometry topics at an in depth, accelerated pace. Topics include the study of points, and planes as they relate to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects, including area and volume. Students also study topics related to probability, statistics, and data analysis. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

MIC955 HONORS CALCULUS

At an in-depth and accelerated pace, students will strengthen their understanding of functions in preparation for the process of differentiation and integration. Calculus concepts explored include limits and continuity, derivatives, anti-derivatives, and application of derivatives. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.

MMG754 MODELING WITH MATHEMATICS

Students apply their knowledge and critical thinking to develop mathematical models to solve real-world problems. Topics include linear models, systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic models, and natural growth models. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation (½ year – ½ credit) 11, 12.

MPS754 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS THROUGH MODELING

Students will study basic rules of probability and will be able to use them in modeling uncertainty in obtaining and recording data. They will be able to utilize graphical and numerical summaries of data and will apply the algebra, statistics, and probability principles in the context of sports and games. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation (½ year/both semesters – ½ credit) 11, 12.

MSA804 STATISTICS

Students learn about the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data with an emphasis on experiments and applications. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 12.

MSA806 AP STATISTICS (A,E)

Students learn standard and nonparametric approaches to statistical analysis; exploratory data analysis, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, one- and two-sample procedures, regression and correlation. Fee: Cost of textbook. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

ECSU equivalent course: MAT 216: Statistical Data Analysis (3 credits)

MTR953 TRIGONOMETRY

Students study the properties of triangles and trigonometric functions focusing upon the six basic trigonometric functions, their inverses, and their graphs from a practical and theoretical point of view. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation (½ year/second semester – ½ credit) 12.

MWL301 MATH LEARNING LAB

This semester-long course is designed to help develop and foster mathematical skills for those students who would benefit from more support to access content in their current math course. Students engage in practice of math concepts and instruction on gaps in learning, addressing students’ individual needs. Math learning lab students’ progress is tracked over the semester. Teacher recommendation required (Semester - ½ STEM elective credit) 9, 10, 11, 12.

PHML11 WELLNESS (ML)

ML students new to the United States and beginning to develop English proficiency and literacy skills learn a combination of individual and team activities, sports and games with an emphasis on developing content and language. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of human growth and development; nutrition; first aid; disease prevention (including STDs and AIDS); community and consumer health; physical, mental, and emotional health (including suicide prevention); substance abuse and prevention; and safety and accident prevention. Prerequisite: teacher recommendation (1/2 year - 1/2 credit) 9, 10, 11 &12.

SAH676 UCONN ALLIED HEALTH (U)

This college-level course provides an overview of a variety of Allied Health professions and discusses the team approach to healthcare. Speakers representing each profession will be invited to describe their work/general duties of the profession, the work environment, educational requirements and employment trends. This course will also explore the health care system, medical terminology, employment skills and cultural diversity of patients. Students will become CPR and First Aid certified. (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

SAQ601 AQUARIUM SCIENCE 1

Students explore the physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in the aquarium environment and learn about the variety of applications, techniques, equipment, and fish to successfully establish and maintain a tropical freshwater aquarium. Using group aquaria, students feed, test water quality, identify and control disease and parasites, and learn husbandry techniques. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology, public aquaria, and/or zoos (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

SAQ621 AQUARIUM SCIENCE 2

Students explore the more complicated levels of the physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in the saltwater aquarium environment and learn about the variety of applications, techniques, equipment, and fish identification to successfully establish and maintain a group saltwater aquarium. Students explore saltwater identification of fish, invertebrates, and corals. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology, public aquariums and or public zoos. Prerequisite: SAQ601 (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

SAY601 ASTRONOMY

Students investigate the wonders of the night sky and the history of the universe, including its evolution and composition, the solar system, the life cycle of stars and galaxies, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the role of technology in the exploration of space (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

SAY685 HONORS ASTRONOMY (E)

In this rigorous college-level course, students study the ever-changing universe while exploring galactic, stellar and planetary formation; investigate the relationships among math, physics, and astronomy; and study the history of astronomy.  Prerequisite: B or better in Honors Integrated Science and/or Recommendation from current science teacher (½ year –½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

ECSU equivalent course AST214: Descriptive Astronomy w/Lab (4 credits)

SBT601 DNA SCIENCE

In this laboratory-centered course, students explore the different techniques and equipment used in forensic science, disease detection, agriculture, bioinformatics, anthropology, and the pharmaceutical industry, with special emphasis upon DNA and genetics (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

SBY004 BIOLOGY

In this introductory course, students learn about ecological systems, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of life at the molecular, cellular, and population levels. Students participate in laboratory work (full year –1 credit) 10.

SBY075 HONORS BIOLOGY

Honors students undertake a more rigorous study of the essential biological concepts with an emphasis on biological chemistry, structure and function and energy transformations at all levels of organization (cellular, individual, and ecosystem). Students participate in extensive laboratory work. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 10.

SBY656 AP BIOLOGY (A)

In this rigorous and rewarding course, motivated, enthusiastic and interested students study all of the concepts and unifying themes in biology and meet the expectations of college freshmen in an introductory biology course. Students are expected to be self-motivated learners who complete assignments promptly, work independently, and think critically. Class attendance for lecture and laboratory is critical, and students work independently and think critically. Inquiry-based labs require cooperation with partners/groups. Prerequisite: SBY004 or SBY075 and teacher recommendation (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SCH485 INTRODUCTION TO UCONN CHEMISTRY

Students prepare for UConn Chemistry (SCH876) by emphasizing problem-solving and application of basic chemistry principles in this honors level class. Students seriously considering taking UConn Chemistry must take this class. Teacher recommendation (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

SCH804 CHEMISTRY

Students investigate the nature and interactions of matter and energy and study topics including atomic structure, matter and energy, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions and equations, the mole and stoichiometry, gas laws, and solutions. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation This course is not for students who have completed SCH485 (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SCH805 HONORS CHEMISTRY

Students undertake a more rigorous and fast-paced study of the nature and Interactions of matter. Topics include atomic structure, matter, chemical formulas, bonding, reactions, thermochemistry, the mole, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation I (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SCH876 UCONN CHEMISTRY (U)

Students study general chemistry in depth at the college level and perform required after-school lab work and tests. UConn supplies tests, labs, online homework, and book work. Students complete summer coursework. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and SCH485 (full year – 1.25 credits) 11 & 12.

UConn equivalent course: CHEM127Q General Chemistry I (4 credits) and CHEM128Q General Chemistry II (4 credits)
SCS601 COASTAL STUDIES

Students learn about our amazing local resource, Long Island Sound, and human activity has impacted it. This hands-on marine science class with laboratory experiments, in-class projects, and the study of live marine organisms (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

SES485 INTRODUCTION TO AP/UCONN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students prepare for AP Environmental Science by studying ecosystem ecology, human populations, biomes, biodiversity, and conservation, and by participating in hands-on laboratory investigations and fieldwork. Emphasis is placed upon the skills to be successful in an AP course (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10 & 11.

SES604 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students gain foundational scientific process skills through a variety of learning experiences, including laboratory data collection/analysis, related to the physical and living world and the human impact to them. With sustainability as a central theme, specific course topics may include geology, weather, ecology, agriculture, natural resource management, energy, pollution, and climate change with a focus on interrelated current events. Cannot be taken in conjunction with Biology or AP Environmental Science. (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SES756 AP/UCONN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (A,U)

Students investigate the Earth’s biotic and abiotic systems and how humans influence and depend upon them. With sustainability as a central theme, specific course topics include ecology, natural resources management, energy, pollution, human population dynamics, and climate change. Students have opportunities for field study. (full year – 1 credit) 10, 11 & 12.

UConn equivalent course NRE1000: Environmental Science (3 credits)

SFS651 FORENSIC SCIENCE

Students apply physical, and life science concepts learned in previous science courses in modern-day criminology and laboratory techniques to solve hypo-thetical criminal scenarios (½  year  –  ½  credit) 11 & 12.

SGG001 GOING GREEN

Students increase awareness of their daily impact on the environment and learn basic “green” strategies to decrease their environmental footprint upon Earth (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

SHB804 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Students explore the structure and function of the human body, with an emphasis on tissue organization and organ systems. Students complete laboratory exercises involving participatory research, group investigations, and dissection of Felis domesticus (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SHB805 HONORS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (E)

In this rigorous college-level course, students engage in a more thorough study of the regions, structure, and function of the human body with an emphasis on tissue organization and organ systems. Students complete laboratory exercises involving microscopy of tissues, dissection of Felis domesticus, and investigations of contemporary scientific research. Students complete summer coursework (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

ECSU equivalent course Bio 202/203: Human Biology, Lecture & Lab (4 credits)

SHM701 TOPICS IN HEALTH & MEDICINE

Students learn about, discuss, and debate important issues surrounding human health and medicine. Topics include the history of medicine, pharmacology, disease spread, and current issues that relate to health and wellness. This is an introductory course and should not be taken if SMD601 has been completed previously. This course can be taken before, after, or in conjunction with Allied Health. (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

SIR385 HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

Before enrollment, students submit a written plan of study for independent research for Science Department Head approval and gain approval of a science faculty member to serve as a mentor. Students may enter the Connecticut Science Fair and comply with all regulations. Prerequisite: Science Department Head approval (full year – 1 credit)  10, 11 & 12.

SIS004 INTEGRATED SCIENCE

Through scientific experimentation, research and dis-cussion, students explore a wide range of topics from the origins of the universe to present day conditions that support the diversity of life on Earth (full year –1 credit).

SIS005 HONORS INTEGRATED SCIENCE

Through scientific experimentation, research and discussion, students explore a wide range of topics from the origins of the universe to present day conditions that support the diversity of life on Earth. Recommended for highly motivated students who posses the computing, reasoning, and reading skills needed to be successful in grade 9 honors-level coursework (full year – 1 credit).

SKS804 KINESIOLOGY

Students study human movement to prepare for college-level study in a range of health and human movement fields including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development, sports medicine, athletic training, and physical therapy. Using problem-based learning, students integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and chemical factors to analyze the human body’s response to exercise (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SMB651 MARINE BIOLOGY

Students learn about the various components of marine biology via marine ecosystems and marine species. Topics include the history of marine biology, invertebrates using taxonomy, vertebrates, and finally man’s impact on the marine environment and species. Students have opportunities for field studies with Project Oceanology (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

SMD601 MICROBES & DISEASE

Students gain in-depth knowledge of basic biological and clinical aspects of viral and bacterial pathogens and the diseases they cause by studying principles of epidemiology, disease detection, and prevention, chain of infection and human immunology. Students learn laboratory procedures and principles vital for entry into various health care fields. Course SHM701 is recommended, though not required, prior to this class. (½ year - ½ credit) 11 & 12.

SOC601 ZOOLOGY

Students learn about the animal kingdom throughout the world with emphasis upon local species and their interactions with the environment. Topics include evolution, classification, genetics, and ecology. Many hands-on activities support learning throughout the course (½ year - ½ credit) 11 & 12.

SPE001 PREHISTORIC EARTH & PALEONTOLOGY

Students undertake an in-depth analysis of geological processes that shaped the earth and led to the fossilization of organisms during the Mesozoic Era. Students study plate tectonics, evolution, geology, and paleontology through independent assignments, laboratory activities and research projects (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10 & 11.

SPY904 PHYSICS

Students study the mechanics and theory behind the interactions of solids, liquids, and gases, including motion, vector analysis, dynamics, momentum, work, energy, simple machines, sound, light, mirrors and lenses. Students are required to design, build, and test two STEM projects related to mechanics. Prerequisite: B or higher in Algebra 2 strongly recommended (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

SPY956 UCONN PHYSICS 1 (U)

Students study Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, heat, fluids, mechanical waves and sound in this algebra-based physics course. This course is UConn PHYS1201Q (first-semester course in college physics) presented over a full year. Prerequisite: B or higher in Algebra 2 strongly recommended (full year – 1 credit) 11 & 12.

UConn equivalent course PHYS1201Q: General Physics I (4 credits)

SPY976 AP UCONN PHYSICS 1 & 2 (U)

Students cover material equivalent to two semesters of algebra-based college physics. Students study Newtonian mechanics, energy, heat, fluids, waves, and sound in the fall semester. In the spring semester, students study electricity and magnetism, modern physics and optics. After-school lab work is required. Fee: Cost of the textbook. Prerequisite: B or higher in Algebra 2 strongly recommended (full year – 1.25 credits) 11 & 12.

UConn equivalent course PHYS1201Q: General Physics I (4 credits) and PHYS1202Q: General Physics II (4 credits)
SSV601 VETERINARY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Students study the underlying principles of animal medicine, including basic anatomy and physiology, and learn medical practices and procedures, including pet first aid (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

SSV604  VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

In this independent-study course, students prepare to become Veterinary Assistants by following an online curriculum, including online readings, instructional videos, and assessments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SSV601 and Science Department Head approval (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

TMT201 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1

Students learn the basics of digital recording, music notation software and MIDI sequencing software. No musical or technology experience needed (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

TMT301 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 2

Students continue to study digital recording, music notation software and MIDI sequencing software. Prerequisite: TMT201 or instructor approval (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

TMT401 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 3

Students will be more focus on Production and learn more advanced techniques using digital recording, music notation software and MIDI sequencing software. Students use the Logic X and ProTools software. Prerequisite: TMT301. (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

VDR854 ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 & ARCHITECTURE
Students simulate the occupations of an architect, interior designer and landscape engineer by creating a set of blueprints. Using AutoCAD and Chief Architect software, students concur a virtual walk-through to incorporate interior details (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.) Students develop drafting techniques and skills for employment in the manufacturing, engineering or architectural fields. Students will have the opportunity to create 3d models and compete in a competition with high school and college students in the state. Prerequisite: VED601 (full year, 1 credit) 10, 11, 12
VED201 ENGINEERING DESIGN 1 

Students learn the fundamentals of making and using technical drawings using AutoCAD. Students learn about geometric construction, orthographic representation, isometric drawing, dimensions, and tolerances. Students also learn how to create 3D objects using 3D printers. Strong foundations in algebra are highly recommended for success in this course. (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

VED601 ENGINEERING DESIGN 2 (T)

Students expand upon technical drawing concepts using AutoCAD for two-dimensional and 3D solid modeling applications. Students explore additional software tools used in the industry including Solidworks and Chief Architect. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit while engaging in real-life projects and develop teamwork, design and problem-solving skills. Strong foundations in algebra are highly recommended for success in this course Prerequisite VED201 (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Three Rives Community College equivalent course:
CAD 1330 2D CAD-AutoCAD
VEN704 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

Students delve into the engineering design process and explore different engineering fields. Using industry standard 3D modeling software, students create, problem solve and investigate engineering principles. Hands-on projects including solar race cars, and a bridge design and build simulation reinforces engineering concepts (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

VIM651 INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING (T)

Students explore the changing high-tech, innovative nature of advanced manufacturing with emphasis upon manufacturing systems & processes, safety, materials, production and career paths. Students create everyday products and prototypes with CNC machines, 3D printers and a variety of materials (metals, woods, plastic). Students can earn college credit and entry into the  (YMPI) Youth Manufacturing Program Initiative (½ year – ½ credit) 11 & 12.

Three Rivers Community College equivalent course: MFG 1004 Manufacturing Processes
VMA854 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING (T)

Students accepted into the YMPI program will prepare for career opportunities in advanced manufacturing after high school.  Students learn the safe use of essential manufacturing tools and equipment.  Integrated throughout the class are opportunities for students to strengthen manufacturing mathematics, spatial reasoning, and workplace preparedness skills (resumes, interviewing, etc.) Students have the opportunity to gain OSHA 10 certification, 150 pre-apprenticeship hours, four college credits and interview with local employers. Prerequisite: VIM651 with C or higher, Additional  1/2 credit Tech Ed course, teacher/counselor approval (½ year - 1 credit).  Second semester, double channel, grade 12.

Three Rivers Community College equivalent courses: MFG1415 Safety in the Workplace (2 credits), EGR1120 Engineering Drawing Specs (3 credits), MFG1453 Benchwork (2 credits), MFG1405 Manufacturing Math (3 credits).

VRE511 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING

Students explore one of the fastest growing industries in the world in a course that blends programming and engineering (mechanical, electrical) in hands-on activities and teamwork. Students enhance problem-solving skills by designing, building, and programming VEX robots to meet challenges and compete. Strong foundations in algebra are highly recommended for success in this course. (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.

VWT201 WOOD TECHNOLOGY 1

In this introductory woodworking course, students learn techniques and procedures and build foundational skills with hand and limited power tools. Students learn about safety, measurements/mathematics application, proper tool use, and careers in woodworking and related fields. Minimal project fee may be required (½ year – ½ credit) 9, 10, 11 & 12

VWT651  WOOD TECHNOLOGY 2

Students further develop woodworking knowledge and skills in individual and team-based projects using power tools and different wood species. Students continue to learn about the foundations of safety, measurements/mathematics application, and proper tool use. Students visit with experts in the field and develop further insight into career paths. Project fee may be required. Prerequisite: VWW201 (½ year – ½ credit) 10, 11 & 12.