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COURSE TITLE (311) Biology
LEVEL Foundations
GRADE(S) 9, 10
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course offers students a thorough study of the fundamental concepts of life science and its relevancy to the students' everyday lives. Emphasis on basic scientific skills such as sequencing, following directions, classification, and cause and effect help students to master the subject. Laboratory investigations provide the students with a variety of experiences to reinforce the concepts learned in class. The course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Recommendation of Student Support Services.



COURSE TITLE (315) Biology H
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 9, 10
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is meant to challenge the student of high motivation and ability. The language of science and its use in the study of life will be developed. Students in this course attain knowledge of biology on the cellular, multicellular and population levels with particular emphasis on the chemical reactions involved. Emphasis will be placed on independent study and the application of the scientific method. A phylogenic approach will be followed in the study of organisms. Laboratory investigations provide the student with a variety of experiences to reinforce the concepts presented in class. Probes are used for data collection, interpretation, and storage. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Recommendation of Student Support Services.



COURSE TITLE (317) Biology AC
LEVEL Accelerated
GRADE(S) 9, 10
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Biology Accelerated is a comprehensive course designed to give students an in-depth foundation of biological principles and prepare them for the Advanced Placement Biology course. This course is meant to challenge the student of high motivation and ability. Students in this course attain knowledge of biology on the cellular, multicellular, and population levels with an emphasis on the chemical reactions involved. A phylogenic approach will be followed in the study of organisms. Laboratory experiments, lab reports and the use of probes for data collection, interpretation, and storage are an integral part of this course. This course is credited as a lab Science.
PREREQUISITE Recommendation of Student Support Services.



COURSE TITLE (333) Biology
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 9, 10
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course approaches biology on the structural, chemical and functional levels. It entails the application of the scientific methods to these areas. Primary emphasis is on the structural and functional relationship between multi-cellular organisms. Students will also gain knowledge of the kingdoms, with an emphasis on the invertebrate and vertebrates. They will also gain an understanding of how complex the human system is and how it functions as a whole thus ensuring the continuity of the human life. This course provides an overview of the chemical reactions involved. Laboratory investigations provide the student with a variety of experiences to reinforce the concepts presented in class. Probes are used for data collection and interpretation. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Recommendation of Student Support Services.



COURSE TITLE (343) Chemistry
LEVEL *
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course provides the students with a solid foundation in Chemistry covering fundamental principles such as atomic theory and structure, periodicity, the mole concept, gas laws, and acid/ base theory. Laboratory experiments provide students with a variety of experiences to reinforce chemical principles and concepts presented in the course. Probes are integrated into lab activities for data collection and interpretation. Projects provide opportunities for research to enrich the learning processes. This course requires mathematical problem solving skills as the students apply basic mathematical principles to the study of chemistry. This course is a lab science. *This course is recommended for students who would benefit from a slower pace, more review, and a methodical approach to learning Science and is weighted accordingly.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology. Completion of Algebra 1 Regular with a grade less than C OR Completion of Algebra 1 Part 2 with a grade of B. Concurrent enrollment in Regular level English.



COURSE TITLE (345) Environmental Science
LEVEL *
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to lead students into an understanding of the basic principles of ecology and their application to the world in which we live. This course uses lecture, discussion, films and other visual aids as well as guest speakers and selected laboratory activities. Topics such as physical and biological processes, ecosystems, resources, population, energy production and conservation, and types of pollution will be covered.. *This course is recommended for students who would benefit from a slower pace, more review, and a methodical approach to learning Science and is weighted accordingly.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Foundations Biology with a minimum grade of C OR completion of Regular Biology with less than a C.



COURSE TITLE (349) Chemistry AC
LEVEL Accelerated
GRADE(S) 10, 11
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to give students an in-depth foundation of chemical principles and prepare them for the Advanced Placement Chemistry course. This course will enable students to learn through experimentation and observation. Using an on-line textbook, guided-inquiry activities and class discussions, principles presented include: atomic theory, the nature of matter, acids and bases, gas laws, oxidation-reduction, periodicity, and the mole concept. Emphasis is placed on techniques of problem solving to ensure understanding of quantitative relationships. Laboratory experiments, lab reports, independent research projects and the use of probes are an integral part of this course and are designed to illustrate and reinforce chemical principles as well as the physical and chemical properties of the common classes of chemical substances. Advanced topics in organic and nuclear chemistry are covered in this course. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Algebra 1 Honors with a minimum grade of B. Concurrent enrollment in the Accelerated Math program. Completion of Biology Accelerated with a minimum grade of a B.



COURSE TITLE (351) Fundamentals of Chemistry
LEVEL Foundations
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Fundamentals of Chemistry offers the student the opportunity to become familiar with the fundamental concepts in chemistry with emphasis on practical applications. Chemical principles are related to the physical world through lecture, discussion, problem solving sessions and experimentation with an overview of math applications. Emphasis is placed on encouraging the development of skills such as observation, organization, and opinion forming. Internet projects, web quests, and research are integrated into the program. This course is a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Foundations.



COURSE TITLE (353) Chemistry
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to provide students with the background needed for a subsequent encounter with a college level general chemistry course. Fundamental principles, such as atomic theory, periodicity, the mole concept, gas laws, and acid/base theory are presented using an online textbook, guided inquiry activities and class discussions. Laboratory experiments provide students with a variety of experiences to reinforce chemical principles and concepts presented in the course. The use of probes for data collection and interpretation are an integral part of this course. Lab reports and classroom activities provide students an opportunity to demonstrate skill levels and comprehension. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Regular with a minimum of C. Completion of Algebra 1 Regular with a minimum of C.



COURSE TITLE (355) Chemistry H
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 10, 11
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is meant to challenge the student of high motivation and ability. It is designed to give students an in-depth foundation of chemical principles, enabling them to learn through experimentation and observation using an online textbook, guided-inquiry activities and class discussions. Principles presented include: atomic theory, the nature of matter, acids and bases, gas laws, periodicity, and the mole concept. Emphasis is placed on techniques of problem solving to ensure understanding of quantitative relationships. Laboratory experiments, lab reports, and the use of probes are an integral part of this course and are designed to illustrate and reinforce chemical principles as well as the physical and chemical properties of the common classes of chemical substances. Advanced topics in organic and nuclear chemistry are covered in this course. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Honors with a minimum grade of B. Completion of Algebra 1 Honors with a minimum grade of B. Concurrent enrollment in the Honors Math Program.



COURSE TITLE (357) Science Lab Assistant (Year)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students who have successfully completed biology and/or chemistry and who are interested in these areas are encouraged to participate in this course. Instructions relevant to the student selection will be given for laboratory assignments. Students will work closely with teachers in laboratory techniques and evaluation. Students will use techniques they have learned in selected disciplines and will share responsibility for laboratory materials and setup for lab classes. Helping and working with younger students on the use and proper care of equipment will be necessary. This course does not carry lab credit. Students must also enroll in Selected Topics in Education, Course # 195; see English Department Selections.
PREREQUISITE Approval of Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki. Minimum grade of B in corresponding science class.



COURSE TITLE (358) Science Lab Asst (Sem 1)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students who have successfully completed biology and/or chemistry and who are interested in these areas are encouraged to participate in this course. Instructions relevant to the student selection will be given for laboratory assignments. Students will work closely with teachers in laboratory techniques and evaluation. Students will use techniques they have learned in selected disciplines and will share responsibility for laboratory materials and setup for lab classes. Helping and working with younger students on the use and proper care of equipment will be necessary. This course does not carry lab credit. Students must also enroll in Selected Topics in Education, Course # 195; see English Department Selections.
PREREQUISITE Approval of Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki. Minimum grade of B in corresponding science class.



COURSE TITLE (360) Science Lab Asst (Sem 2)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students who have successfully completed biology and/or chemistry and who are interested in these areas are encouraged to participate in this course. Instructions relevant to the student selection will be given for laboratory assignments. Students will work closely with teachers in laboratory techniques and evaluation. Students will use techniques they have learned in selected disciplines and will share responsibility for laboratory materials and setup for lab classes. Helping and working with younger students on the use and proper care of equipment will be necessary. This course does not carry lab credit. Students must also enroll in Selected Topics in Education, Course # 195; see English Department Selections.
PREREQUISITE Approval of Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki. Minimum grade of B in corresponding science class.



COURSE TITLE (363) Biomechanics
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11,12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course has been designed to investigate specifically how science is related to forces and their effect on human systems. The relationship and application will be uncovered in a lecture and investigative environment. The students will develop an understanding of the skeletal system and muscular systems in order to increase their understanding of biomechanics and kinesiology. A strong emphasis will be placed on the methodology behind anatomical movement, conditioning/training, nutrition, and injury. Hands-on investigations and online applications will provide the student with the opportunity to perform activities related to the unit topic.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Regular with a minimum grade of B AND completion of Chemistry Regular with a minimum grade of C+ OR Completion of Anatomy course # 370 with an A.



COURSE TITLE (365) Environmental Science
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the inter-relationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Topics for the course include: Interdependence of Systems of the Earth, Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources, Energy Use, Degradation, Environmental Quality, Global Changes and their Consequences, and Environment and Society: Tradeoffs and Decision Making. Students will conduct laboratory investigations, build models demonstrating scientific concepts, research environmental issues, engage in discussions and debates, examine cases relating to the environment, carry out field studies, and participate in simulations. This course is an excellent option for a student interested in the environment and environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on writing, presentations, critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving skills.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Regular Biology with a C. Completion of Regular Chemistry with a C.



COURSE TITLE (369) Organic & Biochemistry H
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry is a team taught, second year Chemistry course designed for highly motivated students who are considering future scientific study or are considering careers in health, physical therapy, or medicine.. After review of the principles of chemistry presented in their first year of study, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of organic and biochemistry. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, formula writing, and organic and biochemical reactions. Laboratory experiments and lab reports are an integral part of the course and are designed to illustrate and reinforce the principles. The labs utilize probes for data interpretation and storage. This course is credited as a lab science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Chemistry Honors or Accelerated with a minimum grade of B OR Completion of Chemistry Regular with a grade of A AND chemistry teacher recommendation AND approval of the Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki.



COURSE TITLE (371) Human Anatomy and Physiology
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course has been constructed for students who have an academic interest in the structure and function of the human body. Students will develop an understanding of the application of physical and biological principles and a clinical perspective of the major body systems will be emphasized. This course has been tailored to meet the academic needs of students who are contemplating medical technology, radiology, physical therapy, and other health related careers. The course stresses the use of laboratory and literature research as well as required actual and virtual dissections. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Regular with a minimum grade of B AND completion of Chemistry Regular with a minimum grade of C+.



COURSE TITLE (372) Intro to Forensic Science (Sem. 1)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This multidisciplinary semester course uses biology, chemistry and physics in understanding forensic science investigations. The course exposes students to the various laboratory skills, techniques and methods commonly used during forensic investigations of crime scenes. Topics may include: trace evidence analysis, including hair, sand, soil and fiber comparison, finger print analysis, insect evidence, footprint and dental impressions, ballistics, serology, and blood spatter analysis. A significant portion of instructional time involves case studies, inquiry-based activities and lab work. Active, hands-on, class participation is necessary for successful completion of the course.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Regular with a grade of C or better AND completion of Chemistry Regular with a grade of C or better.



COURSE TITLE (373) Physics
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The emphasis of this course is the qualitative analysis of physics concepts. Basic problem solving techniques are taught to enable the students to also evaluate simple systems quantitatively. Topics include linear and circular motion, forces, conservation of energy and momentum, waves, sound, light and optics. Data gathering probes and graphing software are used to provide lab experiences that involve verification of concepts learned in class, and the reporting of physical relationships that exist in nature. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Chemistry Regular with a grade of C. Completion of Geometry Regular with a C. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 Regular.



COURSE TITLE (374) Anatomy
LEVEL *
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course has been constructed for students who have a general interest in the structure and function of the human body. Students will develop an understanding of the application of physical and structural principles to cellular processes. The concept of the integration of the major body systems will be discussed. This course has been tailored to meet the academic needs of students who are contemplating health related careers. The course stresses the use of laboratory and interactive learning as well as the required actual and virtual dissections. This course is a laboratory science. *This course is recommended for students who would benefit from a slower pace, more review, and a methodical approach to learning Science and is weighted accordingly.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Foundations and Chemistry Foundations with a minimum grade of C.



COURSE TITLE (375) Physics H
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Honors Physics is designed for students who have demonstrated aptitude in previous math and science classes at the honors level and might be interested in a science related major in college. Independent critical-thinking and a good command of math fundamentals and Algebra, consistent with the prerequisites, are required. Multi-step problem-solving techniques are taught to enable students to quantitatively evaluate the physics of complex systems. Topics include linear and circular motion, forces, conservation of energy and momentum, simple circuitry, waves, sound, light, and optics. Laboratory experiments involve extensive use of data gathering probes and graphing software, providing opportunities to verify concepts learned in class. The discovery and effective reporting of physical relationships that exist in nature are also integral parts of the lab experience. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Chemistry Honors with a minimum grade of C+. Completion of Geometry Honors with a C+. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 Honors.



COURSE TITLE (377) Advanced Placement Chemistry
LEVEL Advanced Placement
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Advanced Placement Chemistry is the equivalent of a first year introductory college level Chemistry course for advanced high school students that closely mirrors the expectations, rigor and content of a college level course. It offers a comprehensive approach to descriptive chemistry and contains college level assessments. This demanding course moves at a fast pace and requires a substantial time commitment as well as independent study. Previously learned techniques of problem solving are enhanced and then are rigorously applied to ensure understanding of quantitative relationships, as well as predicting chemical processes. A broad range of laboratory experiments and guided inquiry activities are designed to examine and develop a proficiency in the comprehension of chemical reactions and interactions. The use of probes are an integral part of this course. Students are eligible to earn 3 college credits for this course through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program. Enrollment in the Middle College Program is optional and involves a fee of approximately $220 per course. Registration takes place during the first week of the school year. NOTE: This AP course has a required summer assignment. Students are expected to complete their summer assignment before the course begins and submit their work on the first full day of school in September. All students must take the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the course. A non-refundable fee of approximately $70 will be charged at the book sale for this exam.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Chemistry Honors with a minimum grade of B+ OR completion of Chemistry Accelerated with minimum grade of B; Completion of Algebra 2 Honors with a minimum grade of B, Concurrent enrollment in Math Analysis Honors or other advanced math courses. Approval of the Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki. All students will be required to complete a summer assignment.



COURSE TITLE (379) Advanced Placement Biology
LEVEL Advanced Placement
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed for honors level students who exhibit a high degree of motivation and interest in the sciences. Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the chemical and cellular basis of life, energy, transformations, and the biology of organisms. Throughout the course, students will develop an increased recognition of the effects of science and technology upon their personal lives and an understanding of the social implications of biology. Probes are integrated into the lab activities for data collection and interpretation. This course is credited as a laboratory science. Students are eligible to earn 3 college credits for this course through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program. Enrollment in the Middle College Program is optional and involves a fee of approximately $220 per course. Registration takes place during the first week of the school year. NOTE: This AP course has a required summer assignment. Students are expected to complete their summer assignment before the course begins and submit their work on the first full day of school in September. All students must take the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the course. A non-refundable fee of approximately $70 will be charged at the book sale for this exam. Students are eligible to earn 3 college credits for this course through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program. Enrollment in the Middle College Program is optional and involves a fee of approximately $220 per course. Registration takes place during the first week of the school year.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Accelerated with a minimum grade of B OR completion of Biology Honors with a B+; Completion of Chemistry Accelerated with a minimum grade of B OR completion of Chemistry Honors with a minimum grade of B. Completion of current English class with minimum grade of B and approval of the Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki.



COURSE TITLE (381) Human Anatomy & Physiology H
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course has been designed for students who have a strong academic interest in the structure and function of the human body. Students will develop an understanding of the cell, tissue function, and organ system interactions. There is a focus on the application of chemical and biological principles to the processes of homeostasis and feedback through an intensive study of the anatomy and physiology of all human organ systems. Clinical applications of topics in physiology will be emphasized. This course has been constructed to meet the needs of those contemplating a life science major in college. This course stresses the use of literature and laboratory research. Dissections and original research pertaining to a studentís personal interest are a part of the laboratory experience. This course is credited as a laboratory science.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Honors with a grade of B. Completion of Chemistry Honors with a grade of B.



COURSE TITLE (387) AP Physics 1
LEVEL Advanced Placement
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that closely mirrors the expectations, rigor and content of the first semester of a two semester introductory college physics sequence, and contains college level assessments. This demanding course moves at a fast pace and requires a substantial time commitment as well as independent study. The course covers topics such as Newtonian mechanics, including rotational motion; work, energy and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. This course is a lab science with 25 percent of the instructional time spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply science practices, advanced math skills and sensor technology. NOTE: This AP course has a required summer assignment. Students are expected to complete their summer assignment before the course begins and submit their work on the first full day of school in September. Students are required to take the AP Physics 1 test in May. A non-refundable fee of approximately $70 will be charged at the booksale for this exam. Students are eligible to earn 3 college credits for this course through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program. Enrollment in the Middle College Program is optional and involves a fee of $220 per course. Registration takes place during the first week of the school year.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Chemistry Accelerated and Geometry Accelerated with a B or higher; and concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 Accelerated or Pre-Calculus.



COURSE TITLE (389) Advanced Placement Physics C
LEVEL Advanced Placement
GRADE(S) 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This second course in physics ordinarily forms the first part of the college sequence that serves as the foundation in physics for students majoring in the physical sciences and engineering. Methods of calculus are used whenever appropriate. It is a mathematically rigorous course, more intensive and analytic than AP Physics 1. The subject matter is principally mechanics, and electricity and magnetism, with approximately equal emphasis on these two areas. This course is credited as a lab science. NOTE: This AP course has a required summer assignment. Students are expected to complete their summer assignment before the course begins and submit their work on the first full day of school in September. All students must take the Advanced Placement Tests at the end of the course. A non-refundable fee of approximately $140 will be charged at the book sale for these two exams.
PREREQUISITE Completion of AP Physics 1 with a grade of B or Honors Physics with a grade of B+. Completion of Pre-Calculus and concurrent enrollment in Calculus is required. Approval of the Learning Area Administrator, Dr. Piasecki.



COURSE TITLE (397) AP Environmental Science
LEVEL Advanced Placement
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 6.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in environmental science. It is a rigorous course that stresses scientific principles and analysis, and includes field studies, research, and laboratory experiences. There will also be study of environmental issues from a sociological and political perspective, though the emphasis will be predominantly scientific. Students enrolled in this course will be held to the standards of a college level class. Students are eligible to earn 3 college credits for this course through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program. Enrollment in the Middle College Program is optional and involves a fee of approximately $220 per course. Registration takes place during the first week of the school year. NOTE: This AP course has a required summer assignment. Students are expected to complete their summer assignment before the course begins and submit their work on the first full day of school in September. All students must take the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the course. A non-refundable fee of approximately $70 will be charged at the book sale for this exam.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Biology Accelerated and Chemistry Accelerated with a B or better in each. Completion of Biology Honors and Chemistry Honors with a B+ or better in each.



COURSE TITLE (530) 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 (531) 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 (532) 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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