|Social Studies||3.5 (.5 = U.S. Government)|
|Physical Education||2 (.5 = Health)|
|Electives**||0 (No electives are required, but students must earn 27 total credits to graduate)|
*One Theology credit is required for each year for each year in attendance.
**Elective credits constitute any non-core course. Ie: Spanish, Studio Art, Choir, etc…
***Special consideration is given to students attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), vocational classes at Marinette Public High School, and Community Schools in Menominee, Michigan.
****Courses listed are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be offered each year
CATHOLICISM CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9
The comprehensive introduction to the Catholic faith is explained 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 learn about these important stories through firsthand readings and engaging classroom discussions.
CHURCH HISTORY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11
This course studies Church history based solidly on historical fact, 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 student to witness the Holy Spirit’s guidance of the Church through history. This course inspires a deep pride in Christian heritage, while offering 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 living a moral life and will prove a useful foundation for those students planning on furthering their studies in theology and philosophy.
CORE ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS
ORAL COMMUNICATION CREDIT: ½ GRADE 9, 10
This semester course covers multiple aspects of public speaking and interpersonal communication. Students will learn about the role communication plays in our daily lives. Covered topics such as spatial relationships, delivery styles, gestures, and organization will be part of the curricular content. Public speaking will involve the student gaining experience in topic selection, organization (note cards and outlining), speaker and audience relationships, and techniques of public speaking.
AMERICAN LITERATURE CREDIT: ½ GRADE 9, 10
This course will explore American literature and authors from the Puritan era to Postmodernism, paying specific attention to the time periods and the influences of race, class, and gender in various societies. Selections will include the novel, drama, non-fiction, poetry, and short fiction. Students will focus on close reading skills, note taking, as well as research and writing.
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE CREDIT: ½ GRADE 9, 10(2017-2018)
This is a one semester class anchored by post 1950s novels selected by the instructor for students to read and analyze. Students will research the author, time period, and events of each novel to personalize the learning experience. The class focuses on write composition based on student research. There is outside reading required for successful completion of this course, as the majority of class time will be devoted to discussion and growth-mindset activities. Compositions assigned by instructor will be due on a regular basis.
INTRO TO LITERARY GENRES & COMPOSITION CREDIT: ½ GRADE 9, 10 (2017-2018)
This course in literature and composition engages students in the careful reading and analysis of all genres of literature: short story, poetry, novel, essay, etc. By reading selected literary works, students deepen their understanding of literature. Students will be challenged to consider the literary works in relation to their own lives and experiences. The writing component will focus on introducing students to the various forms of writing including: description, narration, definition, and classification. Students will continue their sequential study of grammar and vocabulary.
RESEARCH & COMPOSITION CREDIT: ½ GRADE 11, 12 (2017-2018)
This class is recommended for students going on to a four year college or university. The focus will be on the entire research process including: research involving print and non print sources, note taking, organizing, outlining, and oral presentation of the final research project.
CREATIVE WRITING CREDIT: ½ GRADE 11, 12 (2017-2018)
This class can be taken by a junior or senior who has completed sufficient literature and composition classes for college entrance or the world of work. Students will gain experience in writing poetry, short stories, essays, editorials etc. Students will be encouraged to illustrate the growth process throughout writing assignments. The instructor will guide students through the creative process by illustrating with examples various forms of creative writing. Students will gain comfort in sharing their work and having it continuously evaluated.
LITERATURE THROUGH FILM CREDIT: ½ GRADE 10, 11, 12
This course will study the production, aesthetics and history of the 20th century’s most important visual medium—the cinema. As a device used in storytelling, historical document, expression of imagination, and artistic object, there is no form more capable of capturing our interest and provoking the senses. The cinema can create worlds of magic, fantasy and romance just as easily as it can expose the dim reality of actually lived life. The primary interest will be in reading—in this case, reading the language of cinema in order to improve our critical understanding of the way texts create meaning.
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE CREDIT: ½ GRADE 10, 11, 12
As an English elective, this drama/speech course is designed for students of all ability levels and backgrounds. Course objectives include increased concentration, development of creativity, practice in the ability to “speak on one’s feet,” and growth in both interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Through improvisation, pantomime, and theater/speech games, students become more comfortable with their bodies, voices, and upfront presence. Emphasis is placed upon group cooperation and interaction.
BRITISH LITERATURE CREDIT: ½ GRADE 11, 12 (2017-2018)
This course will explore British literature from Beowulf to the Victorian Era paying specific attention to the culture of England. Students will critically read and analyze works of the time periods and genres that have classified British literary history. Students will learn the value of close reading as opposed to skim reading. The goal is to improve composition skills by practicing writing critical and argumentative essays as well as creative writing projects based on selected readings. A research paper on a British author will be the culmination of this course.
ACADEMIC WRITING CREDIT: ½ GRADE 11, 12 (2017-2018)
This semester course will focus on writing skills students will need in the world of work or college. Students will perfect the skills of outlining, research, evaluation, and critical thinking, and culminating in writing of various essays. Emphasis will be placed on writing a précis, a paraphrase, and an opinion paper. The student will also write a formal research paper. Suggested sources of information will be: professional journal articles, newspapers, magazines, speakers, short stories, etc.
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 varies by year, but must be paid in full by 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.
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.
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.
PERSONAL FINANCE CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
In this course, students will learn how to use mathematics, problem solving, and record keeping to track personal finances using real-world simulations. 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.power
UW OSHKOSH COLLEGE CREDIT
PRE‑CALCULUS (MATH 4) CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 5
Prerequisite: Completion of 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. 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.
UW OSHKOSH COLLEGE CREDIT
CALCULUS (MATH 5) CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 4
Prerequisite: Mathematics 171 and a grade of C or better.
Definite integration and applications, several techniques of integration, approximation, and improper integrals. Numerical differential equations, slope fields, Euler’s method, and mathematical modeling. Taylor and Fourier Series. A graphics programmable calculator is required.
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE CREDIT CREDIT: 1 GRADE 12
COLLEGE CREDITS: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, and PreCalculus with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to take a St. Norbert College Math entrance exam in February the prior year. 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. 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.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9, 10
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.
FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9, 10
This course integrates the basic principles of physics, chemistry, biology and earth science. It is designed to acquaint the student with the major topics in each of these fields while emphasizing the supporting laboratory techniques used to study these topics. Students will apply the principles and skills they have mastered to attain a proficiency at processing science. This is essential to the success of further studies in the science.
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.
S.T.E.M. CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11, 12
Prerequisite: Completion of Physical Science or permission of instructor.
This science course encompasses the processes of critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration in which students integrate the processes and concepts in real world contexts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, fostering the development of STEM skills and competencies for college, career, and life.
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.
PHYSICS CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11, 12
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.
CORE SOCIAL STUDIES
WORLD GEOGRAPHY CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9, 10
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 9, 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.
US / AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CREDIT: ½ GRADE 11, 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 GRADE 11, 12
The student will be introduced to the “how” and “what” of human behavior as well as the bio-physical aspects of the field. As a theory, psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. This course is designed to expose students to the study of psychology, both founding and modern theorists, as well as case studies that make up the foundation of this field. Evaluation is determined by written assignments, class participation, projects, reports, quizzes, and exams.
SOCIOLOGY CREDIT: ½ 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, ageism, 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 a better 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: ½ 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.
HOLOCAUST STUDIES CREDIT: ½ GRADE 10, 11,12
The goal of this course is to explore and analyze the complex factors contributing to the Holocaust, interpret the events of 1933-1945, and evaluate the impact of the genocide on post-war Europe and generations to come. Students will look at the Holocaust both chronologically and thematically, incorporating many elements of psychology, sociology, ethics, cultural anthropology, economics and the Catholic faith.
CORE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(Limited to 6 semesters)
HEALTH CREDIT:½ GRADE 9-12
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 noncommunicable 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:½ GRADE 9-10
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:½ GRADE 10-11
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.
NUTRITION AND FITNESS CREDIT:½ GRADE 10-11
Mix food with physical fitness as you study the significance of lifestyle on your health, athletic performance, and weight maintenance. The class will help students attain practical fitness and nutrition goals and apply healthy food choices to snacking, home cooking, and eating out. Assume control and responsibility for living a long and healthy life. Experience a variety of fitness and cooking experiences. Develop your optimum level of physical fitness as we explore fitness concepts and prepare food to enhance body composition. Classes will alternate between studies and experiences with nutrition topics and participation in fitness workouts.
WEIGHT TRAINING I & II CREDIT:½ GRADE 11-12
This course is open to seniors who are interested in developing a lifelong 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 required to record activity.
SPORTS MEDICINE CREDIT:½ GRADE 11, 12
This course covers how to recognize, test, treat and tape athletic injuries. The context is divided into 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.
STUDIO ART I CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
Studio 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. Studio 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 II CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
Studio Art II is a year long course in 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 be responsible for projects in sculpture, ceramics, and crafts. Students will be permitted to advance to more difficult projects if the desire and talent is present.
STUDIO ART III CREDIT: 1 GRADE 11,12
Studio Art III is designed to transition dedicated art students into independent fields of artistic expression. During this third year of advanced art instruction, students are encouraged to select personal projects to demonstrate mastery of skills practiced during Studio Art I & II.
*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 CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9-12
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, databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, web page design, and computer purchasing and repair.
ADVANCED COMPUTERS CREDIT: 1 GRADE 10,11,12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Computer Technology 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.
- 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 student files to make a determination of acceptance. If St. Norbert’s accepts a student 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.
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 literature. 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.
FRENCH I CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
The course is designed to help the student acquire language skills necessary for basic communication in French. Beginning level vocabulary and structure are used as the students listens, speaks, reads, and writes in the language. French I also serves as an introduction to the culture of the French speaking countries.
FRENCH II CREDIT: 1 GRADE 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: successful completion of French 1. The course is a continuation of French 1. It builds upon and advances the listening, speaking, and writing skills of the student. Cultural and political aspects of the French speaking countries are examined in greater detail.
NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE CREDIT: 1 AGE: 16+
COLLEGE CREDITS : TBA
Prerequisite: Student must be 16 years old by registration. NWTC offers a wide array of college credit courses within the professional trades ranging from Carpentry, Construction, Electrician, HVAC Installer/Servicer, Welding, Masonry, Plumbing, Auto Mechanic, Sheet Metal, and Steamfitting. Each year the programs vary. STAA works closely to ensure the right fit for each student. Classes are offered off-campus at NWTC’s Marinette campus.
UW MARINETTE CREDIT: 1 GRADE: 10, 11, 12
COLLEGE CREDITS : TBA
Prerequisite: Student must have administrative approval. UW Marinette offers numerous 100 level courses STAA students are encouraged to take at the UW campus. Course approval is conducted on an individual basis.
PEAK™ BLENDED LEARNING CREDIT: ½ GRADE: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Student must have parent approval. Peak™ Education offers over 400 online courses students may opt to take through a blended platform. All courses are either taught by STAA staff or facilitated by Peak™ instructors. All Peak™ instructors are certified state teachers. Course catalog may be accessed at: http://www.fueleducation.com/products-services/high-school
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
1200 Main St., Marinette, WI 54143