ART I CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
Art I is a full year introductory art course which will acquaint the student with basic materials and techniques in the areas of drawing , painting, graphics, lettering, sculpture, ceramics, and crafts. Art I will also introduce the student to art history and appreciation by relating these elements to projects done in class. The aim of the course is to foster the development of the individual and his/her creative ability, as well as an appreciation of the visual arts as a vital part of life.
STUDIO ART CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
Studio Art is a year long course which is a continuation of Art I. In this course the student will continue the study of art history and the development of the creative abilities of the students. Students will advance in their drawing, painting, and lettering techniques. They will also do projects in sculpture, ceramics, and crafts. Students will be permitted to advance to more difficult projects if the desire and talent is present.
While every effort will be made to accommodate students in their choice of art classes, there may be times when limited enrollment in a particular course makes it unrealistic to offer the class in a given year. In this event the instructor reserves the right to combine class offerings in a more general art course where students work at their own level on their area of interest. All the art classes will meet the 1 credit required in Fine Arts.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY II CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
This course is designed to give students a broad fundamental knowledge of computers and what they can do. Course content includes units in keyboards, computer history, computer jargon, computer careers, computer languages, computer ethics, the impact of computers and technology on society, robotics, telecommunications, graphics, word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, web page design, and computer purchasing and repair.
ADVANCED COMPUTERS CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Computer Technology II or successful testing out of Computer Technology II
This course will study additional topics of Computer and Technology II as robotics, computer care and repair, software as Graphical Analysis, and equipment with embedded computers as a CBL and personal organizers. We will also look at topics covered in Computer Technology as Spreadsheets, Web Page Designing, Videos and Internet topics in greater detail. This class will be primarily project based. It is hoped to utilize multiple topics on some projects as use of a CBL to test and gather data, a spreadsheet to record and display data and graphs and Graphical Analysis to also study graph and gather equations, then followed by some type of interpretation of the information, while another project may include building, testing and operating a small robot.
ENGLISH 9 CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
The English 9 course in literature and composition engages students in the careful reading and analysis of all genres of literature (short story, poetry, novel, etc.). By reading selected literary works, students deepen their understanding and enhance their pleasure in literature. Students analyze a variety of aspects of literature to derive meaning from their experience of reading. Students consider literary works in relation to their own lives and experiences as well. Students will continue to acquire the fundamentals of grammar and will broaden their vocabulary. Students will develop their abilities with language and communication through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The writing component will focus on introducing students to modes of description, narration, definition, and classification. The students will begin with the elements of a well structures paragraph and the development of clear, solid thesis statements. They will move towards the mastery of the multiple paragraph essay. Each student will be required to read four books from an approved Reading List.
ENGLISH 10 CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10
Sophomores continue the study of classical, traditional and modern literature in order to expand their knowledge of the world, literary techniques, language, and composition. Communication skills are stressed in class participation and writing. The sophomore student will write a formal research paper stressing research skills and documentation methods. One semester of this course will be devoted to an overview of the oral communication process. This includes listening skills, interpersonal and group communication, and public speaking. This semester is performance oriented with emphasis on class participation in daily communication activities, choosing effective language, speech preparation, methods of delivery, and informal speaking. Each student will be required to read four books from an approved Reading List.
ENGLISH 11 CREIDT 1 GRADE 11
This course is a survey of American Literature beginning from the Puritan Era through Post- Modernism., paying specific attention to the history of each period and the influences of race, class and gender on society. Students, through the analysis of each work, will study history through literature. Texts will include the novel, drama, non-fiction, poetry and short story. A Students will focus on close reading and analysis of literature, as well as the study of how various elements and techniques function within a text. Students will continue to learn the elements of a well structured paper of all genres. Each student will be required to read four books from an approved Reading List.
ENGLISH 12 CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
The English 12 course will explore literature from Beowulf to the Victorian Era, paying specific attention to the culture of England and its influence on the rest of the world. Students will critically read and analyze works from the time periods and genres that have classified English Literature as one of the most authentic ways to study the history of Britain. Integrating a study of history will supply a context for an appreciation and understanding of the literature, with an emphasis on a variety of prose and poetic genres. Texts will range from the epic to the drama. Students will focus on close reading and analysis of literature as well as preparing critical and argumentative essays, complete a research paper and engage in creative writing projects. Aa final review of all aspects of English will be taught as a preparation for college. Each student will be required to read four books from an approved Reading List.
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE ENGLISH CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 8
Prerequisite: The student must have earned a 3.0 GPA and passed the qualifying exam given by St. Norbert College. The exam is given in February. The cost of the two semesters is $375 and should be paid in September. This fee goes to the college. St. Norbert College determines the curriculum for these two semesters and the on-staff instructor follows the curriculum using appropriate college teaching methods. (First semester is English 101, a college freshman composition class.) Writing will be based on the reading. The second semester is English 150 and is an introduction to literature with concentration on the various literary genres such as poetry, novels, short fiction and drama. The individual colleges determine acceptance of the college credits.
NOVELS elective CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 11,12
Novels is a class designed to expand a student’s existing knowledge of fiction and non-fiction through the reading of novels. This course includes the reading of each novel, interpretation, critical analysis and comparison of the different books. Comparisons will also be made between the written novel and the movie versions of each work. Writing, research and critical thinking skill s are further developed through essays, research projects, journal writing and presentations.
CREATIVE WRITING elective CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 11,12
Creative Writing is a class designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice the art of creative writing. Emphasis is placed on writing, fiction, poetry and sketches. Upon completion, students should be able to craft and critique their own writing and the writing of others. This course is designed as a workshop approach for advancing imaginative and literary skills. Emphasis is placed on the discussion of style, techniques and challenges for first publications.
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE LEADERSHIP CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
COLLEGE CREDITS : 4
Prerequisite: The student who has at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to take a St. Norbert College Leadership class (LEAD 200) in February the prior year. St. Norbert’s reviews your file to make a dertermination of acceptance. If St. Norbert’s accepts you into the program, a $180.00 course fee goes to the college for the 4 credits received.
This course utilizes a combination of lectures, written and video case studies and guest speakers (on topics that span leadership as a calling, business, politics, teams and small groups, strategic planning and crisis management, ethics, motivation, and gender). The course takes foundational leadership theories and seeks to apply them to practical situations. Its contents are intended to give students ad conceptual/theoretical baseline for further study in the field and a general understanding of a broad range of leadership activities, styles adn problem solving methods.
PRE‑ALGEBRA CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
This course stresses fundamental operations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, per cents and the introduction to algebra and algebraic equations. The course will give students a foundation to move on to Algebra I. There will be daily homework, quizzes, and tests. If the student fails 1st semester, continuation in this course is at the discretion of the instructor.
ALGEBRA I CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Pre‑Algebra or a passing score on the placement test. Algebra I will introduce basic operations involving real numbers, polynomials, factoring, laws of exponents, rational expressions, graphing on the Cartesian plane, and concepts of functions. Daily homework, quizzes, and chapter tests will be given. Note: The student must pass 1st semester to continue with second semester.
CONSUMER MATH CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 10,11,12
This course can be taken for one semester for ½ credit if desired. The course consists of a series of 10 interactive computer tutorials, each followed by a teacher-administered test. The first semester includes Banking, Working, Food, Clothing, and Taxes. The second semester covers Credit, Housing, Insurance, Cars, and Budgeting.
GEOMETRY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Algebra I. Students will gain an understanding of the logic methods used in geometric proof. Students will learn properties of parallel lines, congruent triangles, circles, and other two and three dimensional figures. Students will have daily assignments, quizzes, and chapter tests. If the student fails 1 St semester, continuation in this course is at the discretion of the instructor.
ALGEBRA II CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry, or consent of the instructor. A student should have maintained a “C” average or better in Algebra I. Students will review concepts from Algebra I and follow them more in‑depth. They will study new ideas in irrational and complex numbers and be introduced to quadratic equations. Daily homework, quizzes, and chapter tests will be given. The students must pass 1st semester to continue with second semester. This class is a prerequisite for the College Credit Pre‑Calculus class.
ACCOUNTING CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
In this course, students will learn how businesses use mathematics and record keeping for the manipulation and recording of financial information. Grades will be determined on the basis of homework assignments, quizzes, and tests.
PRE‑CALCULUS (MATH 4) CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, II, and Geometry with “C” or better.
Course contents include coordinate geometry, polynomials, inequalities, functions, exponents, logarithms, trigonometric functions, triangle trigonometry, advanced graphing, trigonometric addition formulas, complex numbers, sequences, series, statistics, and probability. A scientific calculator is required.
UW OSHKOSH COLLEGE CREDIT
PRE‑CALCULUS (MATH 4) CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 5
Prerequisite: The student who has completed Algebra I, II, and Geometry with at least a 3.5 GPA may apply to take a UW Oshkosh Math entrance exam in February the prior year. UW Oshkosh reviews your file and test results to make a determination of acceptance. If UW Oshkosh accepts you into the College Credit Program a tuition fee ( 1/2 of the UW Oshkosh on campus tuition fee for the course) must be paid at the start of the class in the fall. All tuition fees for this course go to UW Oshkosh for the five college credits received. Course contents include coordinate geometry, polynomials, inequalities, functions, exponents, logarithms, trigonometric functions, triangle trigonometry, advanced graphing, trigonometric addition formulas, complex numbers, sequences, series, statistics, and probability. A scientific calculator is required. Acceptance of credit is determined by the individual college.
CALCULUS CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
Prerequisite: Successfully passing Pre‑Calculus (Math 4).
Course contents include rate of change of a function, derivatives, application of derivatives, integration, application of definite integrals, transcendental functions, and methods of integration. A scientific calculator is required.
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE CREDIT CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 4
Prerequisite: The student who has completed Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to take a St. Norbert College Math entrance exam in February the prior year. St. Norbert reviews your file and test results to make a determination of acceptance. If St. Norbert accepts you into the College Credit Program, a $180 course fee goes to St. Norbert for the four college credits received. Course contents include rate of change of a function, derivatives, application of derivatives, integration, application of definite integrals, transcendental functions, and methods of integration. A scientific calculator is required. Acceptance of credit is determined by individual colleges.
UW OSHKOSH COLLEGE CREDIT
STATISTICS CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 4
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry with at least a 3.5 GPA may apply to take a UW Oshkosh Math entrance exam in February the prior year. UW Oshkosh reviews your file and test results to make a determination of acceptance. If UW Oshkosh accepts you into the College Credit Program a tuition fee ( 1/2 of the UW Oshkosh on campus tuition fee for the course) must be paid at the start of the class in the fall. All tuition fees for this course go to UW Oshkosh for the four college credits received. This course is recommended for all college-bound students as well as others. We will collect, represent and process data, as done in all parts of society today. Activities involving simulations, samplings, hypothesis testing, and making references/decisions about your results will be included in this course. A calculator is required. If a student fails the first semester, continuation in the course is at the discretion of the instructor.
(Limited to 6 semesters)
HEALTH CREDIT:1/2 GRADE 10
Health is taught to all sophomores and is a state requirement. Students will study the 7 components of health, self concept, reproduction, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, mental illness, communicable and non-communicable disease and nutrition. Current health issues and readings related to these will be used to supplement and enhance the learning process. Comprehensive outside reading and research is used to supplement and enhance the learning process.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION I CREDIT:1/2 GRADE 10
Physical Education will be taught to all students and is a state requirement. The focus of Physical Education I will be to teach students a variety of team sports. Emphasis will be placed on rules and regulations of each game and encouragement of the student to learn an appreciation of physical activity. Students will develop physical fitness and personal health. Units to be covered may include: Soccer, Lacrosse, Pickle Ball, Badminton, Weight Training, Team Handball, Volleyball, Softball, Fitness testing and Flag Football.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION II CREDIT:1/2 GRADE 11, 12
Physical Education will be taught to all students and is a state requirement. The focus of Physical Education Ii will be to teach students a variety of individual sports and lifetime activities. Emphasis will be placed on rules and regulations of each game and encouragement of the student to learn an activity to keep them active throughout their lifetime. Units to be covered may include: Badminton, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Bowling, Frisbee, Handball, Horseshoes, Bocce, Weight Training, Aerobics, Volleyball, Dance and Golf.
WEIGHT TRAINING CREDIT:1/2 GRADE 12
This course is open to seniors who are interested in developing a life-long activity and/or program to fit their personal needs for fitness. In the classroom, students will learn how to build a fitness program, Training Principles, Nutrition, the dangers of performance enhancing substances, and the biology behind muscles. In the weight room students will work on a fitness program that is set in four phases. Students will be requires to record activity.
SPORTS MEDICINE CREDIT:1/2 GRADE 11, 12
This course covers how to recognize, test, treat and tape athletic injuries. The context is divided in o the healing process, bio-hazard protocols, foot, ankle and lower leg, knee and thigh, hip and pelvis, thorax and abdomen, head, neck and spine, shoulder, upper arm, elbow and forearm, wrist and hand as well as legal and ethical issues. One day a week the students will participate in a lab type activity working on the taping of injuries. The semester exam will include a practical on taping.
CATHOLICISM CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
The comprehensive introduction to the Catholic faith explains in a thorough and straightforward manner what it means to a practicing Catholic.. This course enthusiastically examines the following topics: holiness, prayer, the Trinity, Mary, revelation, the Church, Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments. Offering an in-depth, yet accessible synopsis of how the faith can and should be practiced in the modern world, this introductory survey provides the necessary foundation for subsequent courses of study in religion.
SCRIPTURES CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10
The study of Sacred Scripture begins by equipping students with the tools necessary for analyzing and comprehending God’s revelation as it was recorded by human authors. It proceeds with a dynamic survey of the major Biblical stories of salvation history. Students will not only learn about these important stories, but they will also encounter them through firsthand readings and engaging classroom discussions.
CHURCH HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11
The study of Church history based solidly on historical fact and viewed through the eyes of Faith. Its scope includes the history of the Catholic Church from Pentecost to present day. By making generous use of primary texts, this course delves deeply into the heroic lives of the saints and the tremendous achievements of the Church, allowing the student to witness the Holy Spirit’s guidance of the Church through history. This course inspires a deep pride in Christian heritage while offering the means of avoiding the mistakes of the past.
MORALITY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
Moral theology is the science that enables the human mind to make correct choices guided by principles set forth by the teaching office of the Catholic Church. Students begin by mastering preliminary moral concepts and principles before learning to apply them to concrete circumstances. Special attention is given to life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and biomedical research. The course will provide students with all the essential tools necessary for the living of a moral life and will prove a useful foundation for those students planning on furthering their studies in theology and philosophy.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
An introductory science course for freshmen. The course gives students a solid foundation for further study in physics and chemistry. Major emphasis is placed on the study of matter and energy. Evaluation is based on tests, homework, and laboratory technique.
BIOLOGY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
This science course involves an in-depth study of life including the physiology of cells, protests, plants, and select animals. Mechanisms of heredity and applied genetics are emphasized. A frog dissection is performed to complete a unit on organ systems. Evaluation is based on tests, homework, and laboratory activities.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11, 12
Prerequisite: Completion of Biology or permission of instructor.
This science course explores the connection between science technology and society. Students will discuss the environmental issues of today and they will apply their basic knowledge of science to discovery / solutions to those issues. Evaluation is based on tests, participation, application research, and laboratory activities.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of biology with a “B” or better or permission of the instructor.
This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology. A structural background of the parts of each organ system is presented along with discussion of physiology to provide an understanding of the biological processes. The curriculum also includes a fetal pig dissection. Evaluation is based on tests, homework, and laboratory work.
CHEMISTRY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
Prerequisite: Algebra I with a “C” or better and permission of the instructor.
This course involves an in-depth study of the structure of matter and its reactions. It begins with fundamental structure and organization and moves into mathematical applications such as molar relationships, stoichiometry and gas laws. Evaluation is based on tests, homework, and laboratory work. A scientific calculator is required.
ADVANCED CHEMISTRY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
Prerequisite: Chemistry with a “B” or better and permission of the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Chemistry I. It includes a study of equilibria, solutions, acids and bases, oxidation/reduction and organic chemistry. Evaluation is based on tests, homework, and laboratory work. A scientific calculator is required.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II with a “B” or better.
This course explains the physical laws and theories governing the universe. Students will learn facts and properties of motion, force, energy, heat, sound and light waves, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and origins of the universe. Evaluation will consist of tests, quizzes, homework, and laboratory work. A scientific calculator is required.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
This course offers an introduction to the physical properties of Earth and focuses on the study of the physical and human aspect of : Latin America, Antarctica, Oceania, Africa, North America, Asia, Europe, Global Organizations, and the local environment. Students will be required to survey and analyze variety of geographic resources and information regarding global issues and the five themes of geography. Evaluation is determined by written assignments, class participation, projects, map work, quizzes, and exams.
AMERICAN HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10
American History is a survey course that introduces the student to a comprehensive history of the American Nation from the discovery and conquest of the Americas to the end of World War II, and continuing to the present Presidential Administration (time permitting). The course incorporates geographical, cultural, and social history as well as political, economic, and military history. This survey course will enable students to become better citizens with a knowledge and understanding of the American heritage. Evaluation is determined by written assignments, class participation, projects, reports, quizzes, and exams.
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 12
American Government is a general survey course that introduces the student to the core concepts of our American political system. Topics for study and discussion start with the principles and provisions of the Constitution through the critical analysis of the actions taken by our political bodies. Students will discover how complex and expensive our democratic government has evolved, and how it has become an expansive social force. This survey course also includes the explorations of the principles of state, the political spectrum, and a comparative analysis of alternative governmental (political and economic) structures. Evaluation is determined by written assignments class participation, projects, reports, quizzes, and exams.
PSYCHOLOGY CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 11, 12
The student will be introduced to the “how” and “what” of human behavior as well as the bio-physical aspects. As a field, psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. These courses are designed to provide a solid grounding in the basis of this field. Evaluation is determined by written assignments, class participation, projects, reports, quizzes, and exams.
SOCIOLOGY CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 11, 12
This course introduces you to the basic concepts, theories, and methods in sociology. Students will survey various cultures and discover how they differ toward socialization, family, poverty, aegism, race and ethnicity. Discussion will also include how our society can differ in its attitudes and how prejudice and discrimination are closely ties to their history, gender, deviance and social change. Course grade is determined by homework, tests, quizzes, projects, discussion, and participation.
WORLD HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11, 12
This survey course will introduce the student to a comprehensive history of the world from prehistory to the present. The course is presented in two semesters and incorporates geographical, cultural, and social history as well as political, economic, and military history. Students will have abetter understanding of our global society through a general familiarity with the major events of and differences between Western and non-Western history, and the ability to place major figures in the correct geographic and time context. This course will nurture an appreciation for and understanding of the world’s government systems, economic systems, and great religions. Evaluation is determined by written assignments, class participation, projects, reports, quizzes, and exams.
SOCIAL PROBLEMS CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 11, 12
This course requires parent and instructor permission because of the topics covered and the potential expense of periodicals. The focus of the course is to explore human behavior patterns and how they affect certain groups. Major emphasis is put on significant problems occurring in today’s modern American culture and society. Topics will range from personal issues and choices to questions of crime, justice, civil justice, the environment and economics, and foreign policy. Current events will be incorporated into this course. Students will be required to utilize the methodologies of sociology and logic in their and debate of these issues. Quizzes and tests will cover the course content.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY CREDIT: 1/2 GRADE 11,12
This is a general survey course that introduces students to the foundation of a healthy marriage and family. Students will explore where families fit in our society today, roles within the family, communication, changes in the family structure, how to pick a partner, and how to deal with current challenges within marriage.
SPANISH I CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
The course is designed to help the student acquire language skills necessary for basic communication in Spanish. Beginning level vocabulary and structure are used as the students listens, speaks, reads, and writes in the language. Spanish I also serves as an introduction to the culture of the Spanish Speaking countries.
SPANISH II CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: successful completion of Spanish 1. The course is a continuation of Spanish 1. it builds upon and advances the listening, speaking, and writing skills of the student. Cultural and political aspects of the Spanish speaking countries are examined in greater detail.
SPANISH III CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II. This course helps the intermediate level Spanish student expand upon previously learned skills to achieve greater fluency in speaking and writing, and greater comprehension in listening and reading. The history and culture of Spanish speaking countries are explored through selected readings in Hispanic literature.
SPANISH IV CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III. The course continues refining the grammatical concepts of previous years, but within the context of great works of Spanish and Latin‑American liter ature. Also, the history, geography, culture and current events of Spain and the rest of the Hispanic world are studied in depth. Speaking in Spanish during the class time is encouraged, and students will have periodic assignments involving compositions and creative writing.
SPANISH V CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV. This course, the last offered at the secondary level, is intended to prepare the college-bound student for advanced placement within a university curriculum. The student will speak entirely in Spanish during class, and will continue to refine reading, writing and cultural knowledge skills in a loosely-structure context.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
1200 Main St., Marinette, WI 54143
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