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College Credit Plus
For current and incoming OHP students, several College Credit Plus partnerships are already secured with colleges and universities, and our school counselors can help you understand your options. Admittance is based on your college-readiness in one or more subject areas. You can attend classes in person or online.

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Academic Offerings
We offer a wide variety of classes for students to meet graduation requirements and to engage and challenge their skills in various subject areas. 

The following classes are offered on the Bellefontaine Main Campus: 

 

Foreign Language

Spanish I
This is a beginner’s course with special emphasis on listening and speaking skills. The students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through an understanding of grammatical concepts, especially in the present and preterite verb tenses. The importance of the Spanish language in today’s society as well as an understanding of Spanish traditions will be learned through study and projects related to the culture of numerous Spanish-speaking countries. Basic grammar, present tense of ar, er, ir verbs, is taught. Students begin to read and write and formulate basic conversation in Spanish. Students learn about Spanish culture. An oral exam is required each semester. (1/2 credit per semester)

Spanish II
The study of the present tense continues with the addition of more irregular and stem-changing verbs. The near future is introduced. Units on travel, family, relationships, and personal care are presented. The preterite tense of regular and irregular verbs, time expressions with hace, direct and indirect object pronouns, numbers 100 – 1000, comparisons with mas and menos, demonstrative adjectives and demonstrative pronouns are taught. The imperfect tense, and a contrast of preterite and imperfect are included. These concepts are practiced extensively through the use of speaking, listening, reading and writing exercises. Students will be exposed to aspects of Spanish culture. An oral exam is required each semester. (1/2 credit per semester)

Spanish III
The student at this level knows how to speak and read well enough to begin to explore Spanish culture in greater depth. The subject matter of this course emphasizes the most advanced grammatical concepts of Spanish. Grammar is reviewed in an ongoing manner and the formation and use of the subjunctive, the passive voice, and the use of the infinitive. The students begin to delve into the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and will use this information to further their development of speaking, listening, reading and especially, writing skills. An oral exam is required each semester. At the teacher’s discretion a project will be required. (1/2 credit per semester)

Spanish IV
Spanish Four is designed to help the student refine the language skills previously developed. Special emphasis is placed upon a broadening of cultural knowledge, and the application of language skills. Students will, in an ongoing manner, review learned grammar and apply it to everyday situations. Special emphasis will be placed on oral and written communication and on the appreciation of Spanish and Latin American literary classics and modern writings. An historical element of either Spanish or Latin American culture will be included in this study. A project may replace the final exam. (1/2 credit per semester)

 

Language Arts

College Prep English 11 & 12
(1/2 credit per semester)
Students will primarily study British Literature, but units will be grouped by sub-genre. Major projects include complete novels, a senior research paper, the career passport portfolio, frequent essays, and multimedia projects and presentations. High level thinking skills are emphasized as well as preparation for a college curriculum and proper research skills. Offers the three-credit COM 1110 (Composition I) class required by most majors. (1/2 credit per semester)

Communications
This course deals with workplace relationships, oral and visual communication skills as well as utilization of technology. Students will be expected to give multimedia presentations, speeches, and participate in group projects. (1/2 credit per semester)

English 12
The focus of this course is the promotion of lifelong literacy and work and career readiness skills. Students will learn to identify credible sources, write effective arguments and learn to write for various situations including the completion of items for the Career Passport portfolio. Students will read and analyze at least one of Shakespeare’s works and some teacher selected texts, but will also have the opportunity to further explore texts of their choosing. (1/2 credit per semester)

Honors English 12
Prerequisite: 3.2 GPA and by teacher recommendation only
Offers six college credits, COM 1110 (Composition) and COM 2400 (Literature). This class counts as two years of high school English credit! (1/2 credit per semester)

 

Math

Algebra II
(Prerequisite: Geometry with a C or better)
Students will gain deeper understanding of algebraic ideas that include solving and graphing polynomial equations, matrices complex numbers and trigonometry. (1/2 credit per semester)

Calculus
(Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with a C or better)
Calculus will expand concepts learned in previous math courses. Modeled after college Calculus courses, students will learn the study of limits, differentiation and integration. (1/2 credit per semester)

Foundations of Algebra II
(Pre-requisite – obtained credits for both Algebra I and Geometry)– The TAG class will prepare students to be successful in Algebra 2. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, solving equations and systems of equations, factoring polynomials, and geometric formulas. (1/2 credit per semester)

Geometry
(Prerequisite: Algebra I with a C or better)
Geometry focuses on applications of geometry theorems and postulates that cover a variety of fields. Topics covered include logic and reasoning, parallels, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, right angles, trigonometry, circles, polygons, area, surface area, volume, graphing and coordinate geometry. (1/2 credit per semester)

Mathematical Modeling in STEM
(Pre-requisite – Algebra II with a C or better) In this course, problem based learning of mathematics in real life applications is emphasized. Students will gather and analyze data in order to build, use, and evaluate mathematical models of real situations and phenomena. Activities will involve the application of mathematical concepts and practices, as well as critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Activities will develop mathematical practices and will enhance understanding of, and facility with, topics from Algebra II, and select topics from geometry, statistics, and finance. (1/2 credit per semester)

Pre-Calculus
(Prerequisite: Algebra II with a C or better)
Pre-Calculus topics will include solving equations and inequalities, continuity, complex numbers, logarithms and exponentials, trigonometry and probability and statistics, with a concentration on problem solving with graphing calculators. (1/2 credit per semester)

Science

Physics
Prerequisite: Geometry or Algebra II
Physics offers students an introduction into understanding the physical world. Students will focuses not only on the theoretical aspects of force and motion, but in the application of these theories in a hands-on atmosphere. The major topics will include, but are not limited to: force, motion, work, energy, power and wave motion. This course is designed to challenge student's analytical skills. (1/2 credit per semester)

Chemistry
Prerequisite: Algebra I or the equivalent
This course is aligned with the Ohio Standards for chemistry/physical science and gives students the introductory knowledge of inorganic chemistry in the areas of structures of atoms, structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, conservation of energy, and the increase of disorder and interaction of energy and matter. Students will participate in labs designed to reinforce concepts learned in class. (1/2 credit per semester)

Anatomy and Physiology
Prerequisite: Biology
This is a college level preparation course. Students will learn about the body's structures and respective functions at the molecular/biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, systemic and organism levels. Students will participate in lab experiments, models, reports, diagrams and comparative studies of the anatomy of other organisms. Health Technology students may have the opportunity to pass the Clark State end-of-course exam for college credit. (1/2 credit per semester)

Biology
This course fulfills Ohio's requirement for students who have not yet passed Biology. Students will investigate the study of life from the global level down to the microscopic. Topics include the scientific method, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, cell division, genetics, biotechnology, classification of life, and evolution. This class will include substantial laboratory work with microscopes and modeling. (1/2 credit per semester)

Science and Society
The goals of this course are to use scientific ways of thinking to reach informed decisions on current event topics. Students will engage in a variety of subjects and the use of technology to allow them to build analytical, synthesis, and evaluation skills required to solve relevant, authentic issues. Students will also utilize information literacy skills to access, evaluate, and use current scientific events information. (1/2 credit per semester)

Materials Science
This class provides a basic introduction to materials and material science with a foundation in the basic characteristics of the four common types of engineering materials; metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. We will begin by examining the structure of materials at the atomic level and then scaffold into how these properties are important for the structural performance of a material. Topics incorporated into the course include: crystal structure, deformities and point defects, alloys, mechanical, electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties. We will also examine how to modify a material to obtain different properties. (1/2 credit per semester)

Environmental Science
Environmental Science provides students the framework for understanding how individuals and communities interact with the environment. Students will learn about the biotic and abiotic factors that affect communities while evaluating the complex environmental issues with both technical and scientific components. (1/2 credit per semester)

Social Studies

U.S. Government
This course involves the study of federal, state and local governments. Students will be investigating the Constitution, voting and elections, the branches of government as well as the role they play in society. In addition, students will reflect on the governmental system while discussing current events. (1/2 credit)

Psychology
Psychology is the study of individual behavior. Students will study background information regarding learning, motivation, intelligence, personality, child development and mental illness to understand the structure and function of the American social system. (1/2 credit semester class)

Sociology
Students will be challenged to view themselves as an integral participant in society while preserving their cultural values and norms. The course will focus on the cultural and social structure, the individual in society, social inequality, social institutions and the changing social world. (1/2 credit semester class)

Street Law
Street Law is an approach to provide practical information and problem solving opportunities that are necessary for survival in our law saturated society. Students will learn about the American legal system and the laws that have an impact on their lives. (1/2 credit semester class)

Current World Issues
Current World Issues is an interactive and discussion-based course that will expose students to diverse cultures and events that are shaping the changing lives of people throughout the U.S. and the world. Topics include: a culture's history, religions, traditions, customs and current events. Students will develop reading, analyzing, writing and presentation skills. (1/2 credit semester class)

Personal Finance
Personal Finance is an elective semester course designed to introduce students to the world of money management and finance. Included will be Financial Planning, Banking & Finance, Paychecks and Taxes, Saving and Investing, Spending Plans, Career Development, Major Expenditures-housing, transportation and food, Credit, and Insurance. (Semester class 1/2 credit)

Americans at War I
A study of America’s involvement in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War from a military perspective. The course will emphasize major battles, strategy, and military leaders. Students must have completed American History. (1/2 credit per semester)

Americans at War II
A study of America’s involvement in World War II and Vietnam from a military perspective. The course will emphasize major battles, strategy, and military leaders. Students must have completed American History. (1/2 credit per semester)

Electives


Cosmetology Related – This class is required by the State Board of Cosmetology for all students in both the junior and the senior year.  (1 credit/year)

Intro to Automotive - Students will be introduced to the basics of automobiles. Students will learn oil changes, brakes, how to change a flat tire, fluid checks, parts and other services. The course will also cover purchasing a vehicle and service contracts. This course if for students not in an Automotive or Diesel Pathway. (Year Long – 1 credit)

Equipment Operations - Students will learn how to safely operate and maintain equipment. Through hands on Interactions students will perform the proper operation of Skid Steers, Excavators, Forklifts, and any other specialized equipment to Industry Standards. Open to any interested students. (Year Long – 1 credit)

Intro to Zoo and Aquarium Animal Care - Students will learn animal science principles and practices of small animal care. Learners will gain knowledge of animal behavior, welfare, animal enrichment and training plans, and educational engagement programs. Open to any interested students. (Year Long – 1 credit)

Digital Photography/Yearbook - This course is intended to be an introductory course in digital photography. Students will be exposed to basic information and experiences in the techniques of photography, camera types, camera uses, and accessories for digital processing and printing. Students will also produce a yearbook for OHP students. Open to any interested students. (Year Long – 1 credit)

Automotive HVAC Service and Diagnostics - Heating, venting, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) operation maintenance, service, and diagnostics on cars and trucks. As well as an Air-conditioning certifications through the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Open to any interested students. (Year Long – 1 credit)

Entrepreneurship/Skills for Business - Do you have what it takes to operate and manage your own business? In this course students will develop and operate their own business from the ground up. Students will experience all aspects of what it takes to run their own small business. Students will also be taught and potentially certified in Microsoft Office software giving them the tools they need to present ideas, write business plans, and track the money they make. Successful completion of all content in the course could earn you 12 credential points towards graduation. (Must be taken as a 2 semester course, ½ credit per class)

Home Improvements, Maintenance and Repair - This course will introduce students to everyday home maintenance techniques including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and construction. Students will focus on maintaining the following: heating and air conditioning equipment, repairing electrical equipment to include switches, outlets and general wiring, plumbing repairs and troubleshooting common issues, repairing and painting drywall and proper wall anchoring. (Year Long – 1 credit)