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  • Health & Physical Education | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    they will also lose 5 points for that day Students will be allowed to make up and receive full credit for all excused absences and 0 s Class cuts are cannot be made up for class credit PE make ups may be done in three ways Intramurals Attending intramurals Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday when offered during 10th period The schedule is posted every Monday and will change weekly Weight Room Students may sign out from study hall to the weight room during the designated periods that the weight room is open PE Class with your teacher Students must get an ORANGE pre signed pass from their actual PE teacher to attend class with their teacher during lunch or study hall for make up credit Course Offerings Physical Education 9 12 Students are able to chose between a variety of groups and activities of all skill levels Credit 0 25 semester Grades 9 10 11 12 Final None Health Health education is the process of providing learning experiences for the purpose of influencing knowledge attitudes and conduct relating to individual community and world health The course also helps instruct students how to maintain or improve their health and be able to secure abundant vigor and vitality that are the foundations for the greatest possible happiness and service in personal family and community life Credit 0 5 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite None Final Notebook Information Graduation Requirements All students are required to earn two units in physical education over the course of four years This entails students taking PE every other day throughout high school Students who fail PE will be rescheduled for two PE courses the following semester Students unable to take PE will be given written assignments to earn credits In such cases a written statement from a doctor

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  • Art | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    small scale using a variety of media We will look at different styles of sculpture throughout art history Students will explore the three dimensional relationship of volume mass form and light Credit 5 Grades 10 11 12 Lab Fee 10 Final Exam Prerequisite Studio in Art Graphic Arts In this course students will be introduced to the elements and principles of basic graphic design Students will learn about the design world we live in from creation to production and the steps between Students will create a variety of projects including logos posters mailers ads and brochures Through the study of typography design problem solving and design concepts students will discover how to creatively and competently design using technology used in the field today Students will work with Adobe In Design Illustrator and Photoshop on Mac computers to create basic design projects as well as many professional work samples A thumb drive is required Credit 1 0 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Studio Art and Drawing and Painting OR Sculpture Ceramics Lab Fee 10 Ink and Paper Advanced Studio 3D Ceramics II This course will expand on the knowledge and experience gained in Ceramics I Students will learn more advanced techniques in hand building throwing on the potter s wheel and glazing They will learn to use a combination of different techniques of building to create their pieces Students in this class will also take a more active role in the daily job of keeping a ceramics studio running Many projects will allow the self motivated and independent art student to develop their own artistic voice when creating solutions to creative problem solving assignments Credit 0 5 Grades 11 12 Lab Fee 10 Final Project Prerequisite Studio in Art Ceramics 1 Advanced Studio 3D Sculpture II This course will expand on the knowledge and experience gained in Sculpture I A variety of media and technique choices will be available to the students as they explore the application of more complex design problems in both relief and sculpture in the round Many projects will allow the self motivated and independent art student to develop their own artistic voice when creating solutions to creative problem solving assignments Credit 0 5 Grades 11 12 Lab Fee 10 Final Project Prerequisite Studio in Art Sculpture 1 Advanced Studio Drawing and Painting This course is designed for the student who needs an art portfolio for college The course covers composition elements and principles of design and color theory Personal expression and drawing from observation will be stressed Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Lab Fee 10 Final Exhibit Portfolio Prerequisite Studio in Art Drawing and Painting College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Digital Photography In this course students will learn the basic principles of photography including exposure framing perspective and proportion Students will complete units based on landscape portraiture still life and abstract photography Adobe Photoshop and InDesign will be the prominent programs used in this course A digital camera is required for this course Credit 5

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  • Business Administration (CTE) | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    marketing Credit 0 5 Prerequisite None College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC may be available for students who successfully complete Marketing I II Offered every other year Principles of Marketing II Marketing II provides an introduction to the marketing mix functions and process It includes the identification of consumer and organizational needs analysis of how sales promotion and advertising programs are developed and the role of market segmentation in developing a marketing strategy Topics covered in this course include product and service strategies developing and managing a product marketing channels pricing concepts and promotional decisions Credit 0 5 Prerequisite Successful completion of Marketing I College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC may be available for students who successfully complete Marketing I II Offered every other year Career Portfolio Career and Financial Management II This course is designed to develop competencies essential for successful employment Students will be required to compile a portfolio containing a resume cover letter interview skills and career research project Additionally students will prepare for the college experience by preparing activity sheets and college essays as well as researching college course of studies in the career fields they are interested in pursuing Successfully reaching college and career goals are major student objectives in this class Credit 0 5 Grades 11 12 Programs Internet Final Exam Portfolio Prerequisite None Required for all business sequences Supplemental Courses Business Computer Applications This course exposes students to Microsoft Word Excel PowerPoint and Access This course is highly recommended for all students pursuing business studies at the post secondary level Students will complete projects that integrate the software programs listed and will be exposed to real life business activities These include creating newsletters brochures expense reports sales reports inventory reports marketing reports and business proposals Credit 0 5 Grades 9 10 11 12 Final Exam Financial Literacy Planning for Financial Success It is essential in our fast moving society to have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial planning and money management Units covered will include your financial plan budgeting investing debt using credit wisely keeping your money safe and secure and insurance The focus of the course is to provide students the opportunity to be successful in understanding and managing their personal finances now and plan for their financial future These units will include several guest speakers to talk about various topics Students may also have the opportunity to apply to become a First New York bank teller here at Mohonasen Credit 0 5 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisites None Final Exam Sports and Entertainment Marketing This course will help students develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and sporting events The areas this course will cover include basic marketing target marketing and segmentation sponsorship event marketing promotions sponsorship proposals branding and licensing and implementation of sports marketing plans This course will also delve into promotional plans sponsorship proposals sports marketing plans and event evaluation and management techniques Students taking Sports and

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  • Mo-Tech: Criminal Justice | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    of a crime laboratory It looks at the role of the lab in criminal investigations including firearms identification examination of documents criminal analysis and fingerprinting Credit 1 0 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Application Other Must be taken with Introduction to Criminal Justice Registration priority given to junior s Introduction to Criminal Justice II Year 2 This course builds on the foundation of year one of the program Students will also have the opportunity to further research and explore the law enforcement career area of their choice Credit 0 5 Grades 12 Prerequisite Successful completion of Criminal Justice I and instructor approval Criminal Justice CEIP Year 2 This internship is specifically designed for second year Criminal Justice Students The 108 hour internship is split between time in a community placement and assisting in on campus activities Students are required to provide their own transportation for the off site placements Potential placements could include but are not limited to Sheriff s Department Rotterdam Police Department Mall Security and Military Police On campus activities will include parking enforcement and supervision at school sponsored events Students enrolled in an internship must also attend a CEIP seminar experience which meets periodically throughout the year In addition students must complete 27 to 54 hours of classroom instruction related to the internship Students are required to apply and interview for a CEIP program internship Credit 0 5 to1 0 Grades 12 Information What is Mo Tech Program Facilitator District Director of Security Jeff Jackson serves as the Program Facilitator for the Criminal Justice Program In this role he is responsible for arranging field trips and bringing in guest speakers Because he has experience in the field of criminal justice security law enforcement he also serves as an advisor to teachers and administrators with regard to the program

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  • Emerging Technologies/CTE Engineering | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    a technology sequence Credit 1 Grade 12 Prerequisite IED DDP must be fourth technology credit Final Project Lab fee Yes Supplemental Courses Aerospace Engineering PLTW This course is designed to offer students a better understanding about careers in aerospace engineering and aerospace technology Students gain this experience through theory and hands on activities Projects emphasize developing creative problem solving skills communication skills and teamwork skills Mathematical and scientific skills are integrated into all activities Projects include research and class presentation on the history of flying vehicles run computer simulation programs developed by NASA to design wings and model rockets design build and test a wing section using a wind tunnel learn to navigate using a flight simulator design build and test glider planes a g force simulator and a micro gravity drop tower and much more Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite IED DDP Final Exam Strong math skills required Offered every other year Lab fee Yes Computer Integrated Manufacturing PLTW This course introduces the principles of robotics and automation It builds on the solid modeling skills developed in DDP E Students use computer numeric controlled CNC equipment to produce actual models of their 3 D designs Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing and design analysis are included Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite IED DDP Final Exam College Credit 3 credits through RIT by passing PLTW Exam Strong math skills required Lab fee Yes CEA Civil Engineering and Architecture PLTW This course provides an overview of the fields of civil engineering and architecture while emphasizing the interrelationship of both fields to each other Students will use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions with hands on projects and activities This course covers such topics as the roles of civil engineers and architects project planning site planning building design and project documentation and presentation Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite IED DDP Final Project Exam College Credits 3 credits through RIT by passing PLTW Exam strong math skills required Lab fee Yes Robotics This course is an introduction to robotics using the Fischertechnik BoeBot and VEX robotics systems The main objective of the course is to develop skills in the design build and testing of robots that solve real world problems Projects can include designing making and programming robots for performing real world applications such as mobile robots for rough terrain dangerous situations search and rescue missions surgical procedures and prosthetic limbs Students who complete the robotics class will be well prepared to be programmers on the high school robotics team Credit 1 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite ITT or IED Final Exam Project Offered every other year Additional Technology Courses Manufacturing Systems I This is an introductory course designed to offer a broad based view of how people change or process materials Students will complete a variety of projects using various tools and machines to teach them the fundamentals of manufacturing processes Activities include precision measurement reading blueprints

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  • Family & Consumer Sciences: Early Childhood Education (CTE) | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    earned at Maria College SUNY Cobleskill and HVCC with student taking the challenge test Child Development II This course focuses on the physical social emotional and cognitive development during the preschool and school age stages of life Related to careers in human services and education Activities include movies Preschool Buddy Day Kids Day creating a preschool play project as well as other observations and projects Credit 5 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite Child Development I may be waived with teacher approval Final Project Exam College Credits 3 credits may be earned at Maria College SUNY Cobleskill and HVCC with student taking the challenge test Parenting This course focuses on learning an active approach to parenting It will help students clarify their own goals for the future and teach effective methods for leading children throughout the stages of life Students will explore parenthood for a day with Baby Think It Over Other activities include movies Buddy Day observations and Parent Responsibilities Parenting Myths and Learning Values projects Credit 0 5 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite None Final Exam Project Offered every other year Adolescent Psychology This course is designed to help students understand the factors that influence the study and practice of adolescent psychology as well as the impact of contemporary issues and socialization on the lives of adolescents Credit 0 5 Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite None Final Exam Offered every other year Fitness Nutrition through the Lifespan This course is designed to help students understand nutrition as well as learn basic culinary skills Students will research the USDA food guide comparison shop and plan and prepare nutritious meals Students will complete a research paper a Nutrition Awareness project and food preparation labs This course relates to careers in culinary arts dietetics and nutritional education Credit 0 5 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite None Final Project Early Childhood Education This course provides an in depth study of early childhood education Students will gain knowledge in the history of early childhood education curriculum writing skills developmental theory and application of theory Activities include movies videos Kindergarten Buddy Day and a variety of group and individual projects that may include a Model Kindergarten project and a Boy s Life video project Credit 0 5 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite Child Development I or Child Development II Final Exam Project will design all aspects of a weekly preschool curriculum College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Offered every other year Childhood Education Career Exploration Internship Program CEIP Video is of early childhood development program This is a one year non paid 108 hour internship It is a link between school and careers involving the education of children Students are placed with a classroom teacher in Bradt Primary School Pinewood Elementary School or Draper Middle School Students will experience all aspects of the teaching profession They will be able to improve their teamwork leadership and human relation skills Students will fill out time sheets journals and work on related activities such as researching educational

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  • Mo-Tech: Media Arts | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    ins and outs of media writing for print the web and TV Students will expand on the skills they learned in Intro to Communications Media Arts with respect to storytelling from story idea through interviewing research and writing Students will write and produce news stories in various forms print newspaper magazine Internet and television Students will also be introduced and explore how social media and blogging have influenced modern journalism and the business of journalism Students will learn the skills theories and ethics surrounding photo and video journalism Students will be exposed to the elements of producing an event including in front of camera behind the camera coordinating and broadcasting Credit 0 5 Grades 10 11 12 Prerequisite Application Intro to Media Arts and Live Production I Student may take course a second time for credit with instructor approval Music Production I II This course is focused on the creation and production of music for both live events and studio productions This includes music for albums CDs MP3s TV shows commercials radio shows commercials concerts plays and other events Students in Music Production II will have the opportunity to take part in more advanced music projects and production work much of it self directed Students in Music Production II will either complete a senior project OR complete an internship in a media arts field Senior projects may be completed on an individual basis or with a group of media arts students Credit 1 0 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Application Music Appreciation Graphic Arts In this course students will be introduced to the elements and principles of basic graphic design Students will learn about the design world we live in from creation to production and the steps between Students will create a variety of projects including logos posters mailers ads and brochures Through the study of typography design problem solving and design concepts students will discover how to creatively and competently design using technology used in the field today Students will work with Adobe In Design Illustrator and Photoshop on Mac computers to create basic design projects as well as many professional work samples A thumb drive is required Credit 1 0 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Studio Art Lab Fee 10 Ink and Paper Independent Study Media Arts Senior students who have continued to show an interest in the field and a high level of motivation and responsibility are eligible for a senior independent study in any Media Arts production course Students taking part in these classes either complete projects on an individual basis or with a group of other media arts students Students are required to apply for and propose their project internship plan These projects internships are overseen by the appropriate Media Arts instructors Credit 1 0 Grades 12 Prerequisite Instructor Recomendation Media Arts CEIP Senior students who have continued to show an interest in the field and a high level of motivation and responsibility are eligible for a senior internship in any Media Arts production course Students taking

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  • Music | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    to compete in a national music competition held in the spring Credit 1 Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite None Final None Select Orchestra This is a non credit extra curricular organization Select Orchestra is an ensemble for advanced orchestra members Members are selected through auditions held in the spring semester for the following fall term Students in Select Orchestra are asked to prepare a solo piece of a NYSSMA level 3 or higher in addition to three major scales in two octaves Students interested in joining Select Orchestra are encouraged to participate in Select Orchestra Summer Camp held during summer break Select Orchestra performs for several functions during the school year and also attends a National Music Competition This is a wonderful experience for students that are looking to get more exposure to chamber orchestra literature and to perform throughout the community Credit None Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite Audition Final None Students are encouraged to attend summer camps Choir Choir is a credit bearing ensemble with membership based on instructor recommendation and or audition Members perform a wide variety of vocal repertoire and learn appropriate vocal technique and reading skills All ensemble members are required to attend one 40 minute vocal lesson per week Outstanding ensemble members will be encouraged to audition for Select Choir Suburban Council and All County music festivals and to participate in NYSSMA The choir performs at school concerts and assemblies the Strawberry Festival and select competitions Credit 1 Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite Teacher approval or audition Final None Select Choir This is a non credit extra curricular organization It is a highly select group of choir members who are advanced both musically and vocally Members are selected through auditions The group performs at civic functions concerts and assemblies Students also participate in Suburban Scholastic Council music functions NYSSMA solo competitions Area All State and All State choirs Credit None Grades 9 10 11 12 Prerequisite None Final None Music Theory Music Theory is the study of written music and how it is structured The objective of the course is to foster a more sophisticated level of musicianship and to prepare the serious music student for higher education in competitive music programs The course incorporates theory sight reading and solfege ear training composition music history and music technology Credit 1 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Students must demonstrate intermediate level ability to read music and belong to a school music ensemble Students not involved in an ensemble must get permission from the instructor Final Exam Required for a music sequence College Credit 3 CHS credits through SCCC Music Appreciation The study of music from a listener s point of view Topics explored include the history of rock and roll classical music in our everyday lives commercials movies cartoons and music reading foundations Music Appreciation is for students who are interested in music as an audience participant as well as those that would like to learn more about how music is created The

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