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Advanced Placement & College In The High School Courses

501611 Advanced Placement Studio Art (Weight 1.3) (Grades 11 and 12)                                    1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year.)

 

The AP Studio Art course has been developed to accommodate students who have expressed an interest in completing the AP® Drawing Portfolio. Through teacher instruction, class work, and outside assignments, emphasis will be placed on producing 24 quality pieces of art work for submission in May. Students will address all three sections of the portfolio:

Breadth (12 pieces) - Works that demonstrate a variety of concepts and approaches

Concentration (12 pieces) - A body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea

Quality (5 pieces selected from the Breadth and/or Concentration sections) - Works that demonstrate
        mastery in concept, composition and execution

Students will be challenged to develop a personal voice, while developing mastery in concept, composition, and execution of personal ideas and themes. Students will also understand that art making is an ongoing process that uses informed and critical decisions in order to produce quality work. Students will be expected to develop a comprehensive portfolio that addresses each of these issues in a personal way. Approximately 5-7 hours per week will need to be devoted to the production of their artwork outside of class. Students will be expected to create 5 assigned pieces in the summer prior to the start of the course. As part of the course, students may need to purchase some of their own materials. Students enrolling in AP Studio Art will be required to submit their portfolio

 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Drawing/Painting I & II and additional art courses with a grade of ‘B’ or higher. Drawing/Painting II may be completed simultaneously with AP Studio Art. Teacher approval required.

 

201511 Advanced Placement Computer Science (Weight – 1.3)   (Grades 11, 12)                       1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

This course is designed for the serious computer science student seeking to gain an understanding of a higher, structured computer language – JAVA.  Preparation for the Advanced Placement examination, for which college credit may be earned, will be emphasized.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam

 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Programming II with a grade of ‘B’ or higher and approval of the instructor.

 

101111 Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (Weight – 1.3)                      1.0 credit

 (This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

Course Overview as published by College Board: “The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.”

 

Prerequisites: Teacher approval required. To qualify for AP Literature at Donegal High School, students will need to earn an A or B in an honors English course in tenth or eleventh grade and also satisfactorily complete an admission essay. Prospective students should see Mrs. Berringer to receive a copy of the assignment prior to registering for the course.

 

Summer Reading Requirement: Over the summer, accepted students will read three novels and keep a reading journal which is due on the first day of class. Materials will be distributed prior to summer break.

101311 Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (Weight 1.3)                          1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)


Course Overview as published by College Board: “The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.”

 

Prerequisites: Teacher approval required. To qualify for AP Language at Donegal High School, students will need to earn an A or B in an honors English course in tenth or eleventh grade and also satisfactorily complete an admission essay. Prospective students should see Mrs. Berringer to receive a copy of the assignment prior to registering for the course.

 

Summer Reading Requirement: Over the summer, accepted students will read three novels and keep a reading journal which is due on the first day of class. Materials will be distributed prior to summer break.

 

101511 English Composition (Weight 1.3) (Grade 11 or 12)                                             1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.

 

This Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus course focuses on the development of fluency in writing clear, forceful, and effective prose.  Students will learn and utilize the writing process for many modes of writing, including analytical, narrative, evaluative, argumentative, and explanatory writing.  Deep understanding of the grammatical concepts of the English language as well as proper form and citation will also be studied. In short, the course prepares the student for the many types of writing required in a college setting. Completion of this course results in the awarding of 3.0 college credits, transferable to any college or university that accepts transcripts from HACC. A nominal registration and course fee is required by Harrisburg Area Community College in order to participate.

 

Prerequisites: Must have taken an honors-level English course in 10th or 11th grade and submit a qualifying essay to Mrs. Lee for approval prior to registering. Students will also need to pass HACC’s entrance exam to take the course. Students who have applied in 11th grade and were not accepted are encourage to apply again for their senior year.

 

201111 Advanced Placement Calculus AB (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                                  1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

The course consists of two main concepts: derivatives and integrals.  A study of limits and continuity leads to several definitions of the derivative.  The derivative is then used to define the integral, leading to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Functions are explored graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The relationships among these representations are emphasized. Students are expected to clearly communicate procedures used and conclusions drawn, using proper vocabulary and terms. The appropriate use of a graphing calculator is essential, and the approach to the content will be rigorous. College credits may be earned by passing the Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or better. Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam

201211 Advanced Placement Calculus BC (Weight -1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                                   1.0 credit

                                                                                                                                                                

The course includes the further study of differential and integral calculus topics and also includes additional topics in polynomial approximations and series.  As in the prerequisite course of Advanced Placement Calculus AB, problems are explored graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and the relationships among these various representations are emphasized.  The course also addresses an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.  Students are expected to clearly communicate procedures used and conclusions drawn, using proper vocabulary and terms.  The appropriate use of a graphing calculator is essential, and the approach to the content will be rigorous.  College credits may be earned by passing the Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or better.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam

 

201411 Advanced Placement Statistics I (Weight – 1.3)   (Grades 11, 12)                                   1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

                                                                                                                                                                

The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. Students must have successfully completed Honors Algebra II with a grade of B+ or better prior to enrolling in AP Statistics. College credits may be earned by taking the Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.  Teacher approval required.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam.

 

251711 Advanced Placement Biology (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                                           1.0 credit 

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

The AP biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. Students, who qualify on the advanced placement examination, as college freshmen, may be permitted to take upper level courses in biology or register for other courses in which biology is a prerequisite. Students who elect this class must have successfully completed a first course in biology and in chemistry. The AP biology differs from the usual biology course in respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, and the time and effort required of students. Teacher approval required.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam.                                                                                            

 

251811 Advanced Placement Chemistry (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                                     1.0 credit

 

The AP chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory chemistry course usually taken by science and medical majors during their first year. Students, who qualify on the advanced placement examination as college freshmen, may be permitted to take upper level courses in chemistry or register for other courses in which chemistry is a prerequisite. Students who elect this class should have successfully completed a first course according to the requirements for entering honors level courses and the Honors Chemistry II course as stated above. Being a third level chemistry course students should expect in depth mathematics within the course. AP chemistry will focus on the topics of equilibrium, thermodynamics and acid/base chemistry. Teacher approval required.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam.

 

 

 

 

 

251911 Advanced Placement Physics C Mechanics (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                     1.0 credit 

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

The AP physics course is designed to follow the AP physics “C” syllabus. The course will concentrate on the topics of mechanics, motion and energy. A calculus based course – tests, problems, and labs will make up the bulk of the grade along with outside required reading. Students must be either taking or successfully completed AP calculus or calculus.  Teacher approval required.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam

 

153111 Advanced Placement Government and Politics (Weight 1.3) (Grade 11, 12)                       1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

This course may be taken in place of civics and government.  The AP United States government course provides an in-depth look at the government of the United States that includes a study and evaluation of the political system that runs it. The course is designed to help students develop an understanding and appreciation for how the political system works and how it influences and touches the lives of every American. Also, it is designed to help students understand how their participation in the system is important to its survival. Knowledge of contemporary political events is essential for the analytical focus that must be exhibited in the writing required in the course. Throughout the course of the semester students will be required to analyze various forms of political and statistical data. This will include charts, graphs, political cartoons, and other data distributed in class.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam. Students should complete honors Modern U.S. History prior to taking this course.  Interested 10th grade students must obtain teacher and principal permission.

 

151511 History 104: United States II (Weight – 1.3) (Grade 11, 12)                                              1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.

 

This Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus course may be taken in place of Modern U.S. History.  It focuses on history of persons and events that have contributed to life in America from the Civil War to the present. Topics include Reconstruction of the South; building of an Industrialized America, 1865-1898; taming of the West; Spanish-American War; the Progressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson; World War I; the Uncontrolled Twenties; the Great Depression; World War II; rebuilding a Tired America, 1945-1961; the New America, 1961 to the present.   Registration fee of $35 will be paid by DHS and a course fee of $90 shall be paid directly to Harrisburg Area Community College by the student.  

 

Prerequisites: Must have taken an honors-level social studies course in 10th and 11th grade and submit a qualifying essay to the teacher for approval.

 

151411 History 103:  United States I (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                                             1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.                        

 

This Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus course emphasizes the history of persons and events that have contributed to the American way of life. Topics include settlement of the new continent, the American Revolution, framing of the Constitution, construction of and the American system of government, and the development of an economic system. Problems of reconciling differences among various groups are considered in relation to the Civil War. Registration fee of $35 will be paid by DHS and a course fee of $90 shall be paid directly to Harrisburg Area Community College by the student.

 

Prerequisites: Must have taken an honors-level social studies course in 10th and 11th grade and submit a qualifying essay to the teacher for approval.

 

151611 Advanced Placement United States History (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                     1.0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

The elective advanced placement course in United States History is designed to expose students to a survey of U.S. history from its pre-colonial beginnings to the present day. This course offers a complete college-level study of United States history and may be taken in place of Modern U.S. History. Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam. Interested 10th grade students must obtain teacher and principal permission.

 

156111 Advanced Placement Psychology (Weight – 1.3) (Grades 11, 12)                                          1. 0 credit

(This course will be scheduled to meet every other day for the full year)

 

Advanced Placement Psychology is a course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavioral and mental processes of human beings. Key concepts of the major schools of psychology and important theorists with their contributions to psychology are taught. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomenon associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologist use in their science and practice.  Vocabulary is an essential part of psychology; therefore, vocabulary is emphasized.  Students enrolling in an AP course will be required to take the AP exam

 

302711 Spanish IV/SPANISH 201 – CHS/HACC Intermediate Spanish I (Weight – 1.3)         1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.

 

This course reviews the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and introduces advanced language structures. Extensive practice in conversation and composition is incorporated into each topic of study. Students will read and analyze works of acknowledged literary and cultural merit in order to familiarize themselves with the history, geography, culture (music, art, famous people), and current events of the Spanish-speaking world. Students are expected to interact with each other and the teacher in Spanish. This class is conducted in Spanish.

This course is available as a Harrisburg Area Community College course. Completion of this HACC course results in the awarding of 4.0 college credits, transferable to any college or university that accepts transcripts from HACC. A nominal course fee is required by Harrisburg Area Community College in order to participate.

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish III with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and teacher recommendation

302811 SPANISH 202 – CHS/HACC Intermediate Spanish II (Weight 1.3)                           1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.

This Harrisburg Area Community College course focuses on continued study of the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and practice in conversation and composition. Further practice in oral and written skills and continued reading of works of literary and cultural merit will prepare students for advanced study of the language. Culture is presented through literature, Spanish-language movies and music, and the use of Spanish realia such as newspapers and magazines. Students are expected to interact with each other and the teacher in Spanish and to handle the language with a degree of fluency. This course is conducted in Spanish. Completion of this course results in the awarding of 4.0 college credits, transferable to any college or university that accepts transcripts from HACC. A nominal course fee is required by Harrisburg Area Community College in order to participate.

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish IV or HACC SPANISH 201 with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and teacher recommendation

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