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COURSE TITLE (503) Intro to Robotics (Sem. 1)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
A course for those seeking an introduction to the world of building and programming robots. The course focuses primarily on the use of Lego Mindstorms Robotics Systems, but may introduce additional information when appropriate. Students will be introduced to the motors, sensors and other building pieces that make up productive robots, will build robots from instructional sets to learn how parts of the robot begin to work together, and will program their robots to interact with the world.
PREREQUISITE An interest in learning about robotics and block programming.



COURSE TITLE (505) Robotics 1 (Sem. 2)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Through project-based learning, students will be presented with challenges asking them to plan, design, build, and program robots to complete a task. Working collaboratively in small groups or as an entire class, students will get further experience in the engineering design process. The course focuses primarily on the use of Lego Mindstorms Robotics Systems, but may introduce additional information when appropriate.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Introduction to Robotics or outside experience in robotics with approval from the Robotics teacher, Ms. Scutieri and the Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki.



COURSE TITLE (508) Engineering: Innovation and Design
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
A hands-on project-based course allowing students to create, innovate, and design. Collaborating in groups, students will work on developing solutions and applying skills to real-world challenges. Using the engineering design process, students will apply mathematical thinking, science skills, creativity,and social justice to aid in the development of their solutions. Exposure to concepts from several branches of engineering and design and decision making concepts (such as Gantt charts, budgets and criteria ranking) will be introduced. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Physics is helpful, but not required.
PREREQUISITE Successful completion of Geometry Honors or Accelerated with a C+ or better or approval of the Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki.



COURSE TITLE (570) Virtual High School (Year)
LEVEL Regular, Honors, Accelerated, AP
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The VHS Collaborative Course Catalog is available at http://thevhscollaborative.org. Working in the Virtual High School environment demands good time management skills. Students participate in group discussion, engage in group projects, complete papers, and communicate with their teachers and peers located around the world via the internet. Students should take time to visit the Virtual High School website and look through the Course Catalog. An additional fee, aside from the standard VHS fee, applies when selecting lab science, Advanced Placement or some other courses. Select three (3) options and then email Mrs. Andrews. The email of 100 words should indicate why the student is interested in taking online courses, which courses he/she is interested in taking and why. This step will begin the application process. Mrs. Andrews will contact you with further information. Parents & students can send questions to Mrs. Andrews at nandrews@unioncatholic.org. A non-refundable fee charged at the August Book Sale applies to all virtual high school courses.
PREREQUISITE A desire to experience the online course environment, good time management skills, and a good academic record.



COURSE TITLE (571) Virtual High School (Sem. 1)
LEVEL Regular, Honors, Accelerated, AP
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The VHS Collaborative Course Catalog is available at http://thevhscollaborative.org. Working in the Virtual High School environment demands good time management skills. Students participate in group discussion, engage in group projects, complete papers, and communicate with their teachers and peers located around the world via the internet. Students should take time to visit the Virtual High School website and look through the Course Catalog. An additional fee, aside from the standard VHS fee, applies when selecting lab science, Advanced Placement or some other courses. Select three (3) options and then email Mrs. Andrews. The email of 100 words should indicate why the student is interested in taking online courses, which courses he/she is interested in taking and why. This step will begin the application process. Mrs. Andrews will contact you with further information. Parents & students can send questions to Mrs. Andrews at nandrews@unioncatholic.org. A non-refundable fee charged at the August Book Sale applies to all virtual high school courses.
PREREQUISITE A desire to experience the online course environment, good time management skills, and a good academic record.



COURSE TITLE (572) Virtual High School (Sem. 2)
LEVEL Regular, Honors, Accelerated, AP
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The VHS Collaborative Course Catalog is available at http://thevhscollaborative.org. Working in the Virtual High School environment demands good time management skills. Students participate in group discussion, engage in group projects, complete papers, and communicate with their teachers and peers located around the world via the internet. Students should take time to visit the Virtual High School website and look through the Course Catalog. An additional fee, aside from the standard VHS fee, applies when selecting lab science, Advanced Placement or some other courses. Select three (3) options and then email Mrs. Andrews. The email of 100 words should indicate why the student is interested in taking online courses, which courses he/she is interested in taking and why. This step will begin the application process. Mrs. Andrews will contact you with further information. Parents & students can send questions to Mrs. Andrews at nandrews@unioncatholic.org. A non-refundable fee charged at the August Book Sale applies to all virtual high school courses.
PREREQUISITE A desire to experience the online course environment, good time management skills, and a good academic record.



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