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ACADEMICS


CTE SUPPORTS AND REINFORCES ACADEMIC EDUCATION.

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

Honors English 12 (College-Credit Plus eligible, six credit hours, Pre-requisite – 3.2 GPA and teacher recommendation) This course is a more intensive option for students who are already college-ready, advanced readers who are willing to accept an extra challenge. This course is modeled after--and eligible for--college course credit. The first semester is an intensive College Composition I, focusing on a variety of writing modes: exposition, memoir, argumentation, research, and more, spanning 20 pages of written work in MLA format. The first semester requires significant participation in peer review workshops. The second semester is a literature course, typically covering 5-8 novels or their equivalents, with most instruction being done in the Socratic style and most grades from tests and essays. There is a heavy emphasis on literary criticism and text analysis. Additional sources will be drawn from college-level textbooks as dictated by the college syllabus. Second semester requires daily participation in class discussion. (½ high school credit per semester, 3 college credits per semester)

College Prep English 12 - This course is modeled after--and eligible for--college course credit during the first semester, while the second semester prepares students for college-level reading in the future. The first semester is an intensive College Composition I, focusing on a variety of writing modes: exposition, memoir, argumentation, research, and more, spanning 20 pages of written work in MLA format. The first semester requires significant participation in peer review workshops. The second semester is a literature course, typically covering 4-5 novels or their equivalents, with most instruction being done in the Socratic style and most grades from tests and essays. Second semester requires daily participation in class discussion. (½ high school credit per semester, 3 college credits for first semester only)

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)

College Prep English 11 - This English course is designed for students who plan to attend college. Our focus will be on building the reading comprehension and writing skills that are demanded at the freshman college level. We study several novels and an assortment of shorter works of poetry and prose. Students will produce a variety of written work that complements our reading, a research project, and Career Passport components such as a resume. Students will participate in discussions and presentations. Higher level thinking, proper research strategies, usage of technology, and preparation for college level classes are emphasized. (1/2 credit per semester)

English 11 - This English course is designed for students who plan to join the workforce or military immediately after graduation. Our focus will be on building the reading comprehension and writing skills that are demanded in the workplace and adult life. We study some novels and an assortment of shorter works of poetry and prose. Students will produce a variety of written work that complements our reading, a research project, and Career Passport components such as a resume. Students will build presentation and public speaking skills necessary in the workforce. Critical thinking, research strategies, usage of technology, and preparation for career related reading and writing skills are also emphasized. (1/2 credit per semester)


MATH

Calculus – (Pre-requisite – Pre-Calculus with a B or better) Calculus will expand upon concepts learned in previous math courses. Students will get the opportunity to experience topics taught in college Calculus courses while still in high school. This course includes the study of limits, differentiation, and integration. (1/2 credit per semester)

Pre-Calculus – (Pre-requisite-Algebra II with a C or better) - Pre-Calculus topics will include solving equations and inequalities, continuity, complex numbers, logarithms and exponentials, trigonometry, conics, sequences, and series. (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)

Algebra II (Pre-requisite Geometry with a C or better) – In Algebra II, students will gain a deeper understanding of algebraic ideas. Topics include solving and graphing linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations; matrices; complex numbers; and trigonometry. (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 (Pre-requisite 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)


SCIENCE

Physics (pre-requisite Geometry or Algebra II) - CP Physics offers students an introduction into understanding the physical world. Students will learn about the laws and rules that explain natural phenomena within our universe. The course focuses not only on the theoretical aspects of force and motion, but 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, as well as their imagination in uncovering the mysteries of the wide world of physics. A recommended prerequisite of a C or better in Geometry. (1/2 credit per semester)

Chemistry (pre-requisite Algebra 1 or the equivalent) - The chemistry course is aligned with the Ohio Standards for chemistry and gives the students 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 interactions of energy and matter. An introduction to organic chemistry ends the year. The student will participate in labs designed to reinforce concepts learned in class as well as expose students to a cooperative learning experience, analytical thinking, problem solving and writing necessary for success in college level courses. (1/2 credit per semester)

Anatomy and Physiology- (pre-requisite Biology) Anatomy and Physiology is a college level preparation course. Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the body’s structures and respective functions at the molecular/biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, systemic, and organism levels. Students explore the body through laboratory investigations, models, reports, diagrams, and/or comparative studies of the anatomy of other organisms. The study of anatomy and physiology prepares students for a variety of pursuits such as health care, cosmetology, animal management as well as for taking an active part in their own health and wellness. Normal physiology is discussed so the student is able to recognize abnormal conditions and disease. AHN students may have the opportunity to pass the Clark State end-of-course exam for articulated 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)

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 is an advanced lab course. This class provides a framework for understanding how individuals and communities interact with the environment. By achieving fundamental knowledge of how biotic and abiotic factors affect communities, students will be able to evaluate complex environmental issues with both technical and scientific components. Students will apply these skills in laboratories and computer simulations. (1/2 credit per semester)

Science & 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)


SOCIAL STUDIES

U.S. Government (pre-requisite of American History)- US Government involves the study of federal, state and local governments. We will be investigating the Constitution, voting and elections, the branches of government, as well as the role they play in society and how you can become an active, involved citizen. As time permits, we will also be discussing our governmental system in light of current events. (1/2 credit per semester)

Psychology – Psychology is the study of individual behavior. The student will study background information regarding learning, motivation, intelligence, personality, child development, and mental illness. This knowledge is applied to everyday situations, problems and adjustments that broaden one’s knowledge of the structure and functions of the American social system.(Semester class 1/2 credit)

Sociology - This course introduces students to a varied and changing cultural world. Students are challenged to view themselves as an integral participant in society, while preserving their cultural values and norms. Cultural and social structure, the individual in society, social inequality, social institutions, and the changing social world comprise the major areas of study. This class prepares the student to examine the relationship between themselves and society in an ever-changing world filled with challenges, advancement, and opportunity. (Semester class 1/2 credit)

Street Law- This course’s approach to law-related education is to provide practical information and problem solving opportunities that develop knowledge and skill necessary for survival in our law saturated society. Students learn that the American legal system is the foundation of American society. In order to function effectively, students examine those laws that have an impact on citizens’ lives and are provided with an introduction to fundamental civil and criminal justice procedures. (1/2 credit per semester)

Current World Issues - This is an interactive and discussion-based course that will focus on diverse cultures and events that are shaping and changing the lives of people throughout the U.S. and the world. It is designed to help students recognize ethnocentrism, dispel stereotypes, as well as increase student understanding and appreciation of today’s contemporary cultures around the world. The goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and understanding of a variety of contemporary cultures from the nonwestern world. Topics include the culture’s history, religions, traditions, customs, and current events. Students will have the opportunity to develop better reading, analyzing, writing and presentation skills. (1/2 credit per semester)

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. (Semester – 1/2 credit)

Recreational Power Systems - Students learn principles and skills to maintain and repair sports/recreational vehicles. Students will inspect, diagnose, and repair engine, drive train, and suspension systems. Students remove, disassemble, and repair components in engine cylinder head and block assemblies. Students will maintain and adjust systems specific to specialized vehicles. (Semester – 1/2 credit)

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)