Modified

As collaborative supports within general education classes are considered to be a service determined by the ARD Committee, they are not listed as courses in this guide.

ENGLISH I MODIFIED - SE106 (ENG1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This is a Special Education course strictly for students “ARDed” into the class through an IEP meeting. Units include Novels (Romeo & Juliet / The Odyssey), Memoir writing, Short stories, and Poetry. We also hone our skills by reviewing grammar usage, literary analysis and independent reading..

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 9
  • Special Education
ENGLISH II MODIFIED - SE114 (ENG2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

This is a Special Education course strictly for students “ARDed” into the class through an IEP meeting. Units include Novels (Romeo & Juliet / The Odyssey), Memoir writing, Short stories, and Poetry. We also hone our skills by reviewing grammar usage, literary analysis and independent reading.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
ENGLISH III MODIFIED - SE122 (ENG3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

This course incorporates a chronological approach to the study of American Literature with emphasis on reading comprehension; literary analysis; vocabulary and spelling improvement; and composition and research skills. Formal and informal writing assignments are designed to improve paragraph development, language usage, and essay writing. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Special Education
ENGLISH IV MODIFIED - SE132 (ENG4)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

This course combines the study of composition and literature. The composition component targets the development of the student’s writing style with particular emphasis on improving grammatical structures while practicing various modes of writing, both formal and informal. The literature component focuses on enhancing the student’s appreciation for literature through literacy analysis, vocabulary development and in-creasing comprehension. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
  • Special Education
READING IMPROVEMENT - SE120 (READ)

Credit: .5
Grade: 9-12 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

 

This course is designed for high school students who are reading 1 - 3 years below grade level and who need specially designed instruction in reading methodology and specific goals related to reading acquisition. This curriculum is designed for a small class environment. The multisensory lessons are designed to teach reading and listening comprehension strategies (including activating/applying background knowledge visualizing, questioning, making inferences, close reading, note-taking), English test-taking strategies, vocabulary acquisition, and reading fluency. Prerequisites: IEP, ARD Committee recommendation.

  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Special Education
PRE-ALGEBRA I MODIFIED - SE200 (INSTUMTH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

This course includes the study of the basic operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages. It teaches problem-solving techniques and math operations used in daily living and topics that are useful to consumers. Students are introduced to elementary operations of equations and signed numbers. Students should have basic math skills prior to taking this course. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Special Education
PERSONAL FINANCE I - SE201 (MTHMOD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

This course will provide students with math skills needed in everyday living. Topics will include earnings (wages, commissions, fringe benefits), taxes (income, Social Security, sales), budgeting (checking accounts, housing, transportation), personal investments, and consumer credit (loans, credit cards). 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Special Education
ALGEBRA I MODIFIED - SE225 (ALG 1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12 
Prerequisite: ARD Placement 

This course covers essential elements of Algebra, including integer operations, simplifying expressions, exponents, math properties, order of operations, linear equations, applications of Algebra, exponents and polynomials, factoring, statistics and probability, fractions, systems of linear equations, and introduces geometry, and quadratic equations. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Special Education
GEOMETRY MODIFIED - SE227 (GEOM)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course includes the essentials of plane, solid, and basic coordinate geometry with an emphasis on problem-solving and real-life application of geometric concepts. Units of study include angle measurements and relationships, triangles and congruence, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, similarity and scale change, polygons and area, circles, space figures and surface area, and trigonometric ratios.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Special Education
BIOLOGY MODIFIED - SE310 (BIO)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-11
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course is designed to present biological education by structuring its content around the basic themes within biology. First semester topics include: ecology, cell biology, genetics and evolution. Second semester topics include: classification and physiology of organisms. All are explored through class and laboratory work.

 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 9
INTEGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY MODIFIED - SE300 ( IPC)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-11
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course provides the student with an operational understanding of concepts basic to physical science, including a general introduction to chemistry and physics.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
WORLD GEOGRAPHY MODIFIED - SE401 (W GEO)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

World Geography is a broad-based survey course designed to acquaint students with the world physically, politically, culturally and economically. The course is hands-on and activity-oriented.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 9
WORLD HISTORY MODIFIED - SE406 (W HIST)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

World History is a study of man’s development from pre-history to the twentieth century. Each unit includes general characteristics of a time period, an analysis of one or two sample cultures and a study of associated geographic features. World problems, such as food production, transportation, developing nations and environmental issues are examined. Current events are strongly emphasized.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
US HISTORY MODIFIED - SE408 (USHIST)

Credit:1 
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course will be a survey of the events from post Civil War Reconstruction to the present. It will include an overview of the Civil War, American Industrial Revolution, westward expansion, progressive reform, events leading to World War I, the depression of the 30’s, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, and the social, political, economic, and technological advances of the 50’s through the 90’s.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
US GOVERNMENT MODIFIED - SE425 (GOVT)

Credit: .5
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course surveys the American political system beginning with the events leading to the adoption of the Constitution. The major units include constitutional principles, political parties and political participation, the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch. Current events are discussed in order to apply newly-learned concepts, as well as to better understand contemporary issues.

  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 12
ECONOMICS MODIFIED - SE435 (ECO)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of America’s economic system. This course includes the study of the fundamental concepts of free enterprise, profit motive, competition, fiscal policies, and role of government. Current economic topics, problems, and potential solutions will also be included.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
HEALTH EDUCATION MODIFIED - SE823 (HLTH)

Credit: .5
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course provides opportunities for students to acquire facts, develop proper attitudes, and establish practices and habits that will contribute to personal, family, and community health. Topics include wellness, mental health, nutrition, first aid, consumer education, environmental health, diseases, substance abuse, tobacco use, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and human sexuality. This course will follow the student’s Individual Education Plan goals and objectives.

  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
STUDY SKILLS - SE457 (SPEC ED GE)

Credit: 0
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course is designed to empower students to develop healthy and productive social relationships. Students will work on skills such as peer relationships and common etiquette. This course will address learning how to accept criticism, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, setting self-improvement goals, handling conflicts responsibly and showing respect for others. It will also address such skills as organization, homework, studying, test taking strategies, and project completion.

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
METHODOLOGY OF ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL SUCCESS (MAPS)

MAPS I Modified SE454
MAPS I Modified with Behavior Support SE456
MAPS I Alternate SE933

Credit: .5-1
Grade: 9-10
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

The Methodology for Academic and Personal Success courses focus on the skills and strategies necessary for students to make a successful transition into high school. Students will work on identifying their individual learning styles and abilities, students will build on these abilities by developing critical time management, organization, study skills, and other functional skills for independence. Students will also work on goal setting, self-determination and advocacy and increasing their self- awareness around their strengths, preferences, interests and needs.

  • Credit: 1
  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 9
CAREER PATHWAYS

SE916 (Career Prep 1)
SE917 (Career Prep 2)
Credit: 2-3
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

The focus of Career Pathways is to expose students to various career choices and community-based work environments. Instruction and skill development are provided in areas of self-appraisal (strengths, preferences, interests, and needs), goal setting, problem solving, communication, disability awareness, time management, work-based social behaviors, and money management. All students in the career preparation courses will be on a career path that will allow students to participate in job exploration during class, within the school, and in the community. Once a student is better prepared to investigate career opportunities, they will begin building a resume to determine future volunteer or paid opportunities.

  • Credit: 2
  • Credit: 3
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
FOOD SCIENCE MODIFIED - SE315 (Food Science Mod)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

This course is designed to fulfill a science credit. We will study the digestive system, chemical makeup of all 7 food groups, calories and energy, and chemical reactions as they relate to food.
Second semester we will become familiar with the food science industry, careers in this field, the history of food science and early pioneers in the field. Several times a month we will be working with food and studying preservation and safe practices in food preparation.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
PATH to College and Career (PATHCC1)

PATH Modified SE455
PATH Modified with Behavior Support SE457
PATH Alternate SE954

Credit: .5-1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: ARD Placement

The PATH courses focus on developing the habits and skills that are expected in college study and the workforce. Through performances that apply both contextual and non-contextual knowledge, students will demonstrate the mastery of the following skills: collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, effective oral and written communication, time/project management, and self-determination.

  • Credit: 1
  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12