RHS Vision Statement

  • Each Randolph High School student will be equipped to reach their highest potential in a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment that honors our diverse community.

Core Values

  • Continuous Reflection and Improvement
    Academic Excellence and Innovation
    Respectful and Responsible Relationships
    Engaged and Equitable Community

    ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING Students at RHS are expected to:

    1) Listen and read actively to comprehend, interpret, and analyze meaning
    2) Write and speak effectively with clarity and purpose
    3) Think critically and creatively to evaluate and solve problems
    4) Research, examine, and synthesize information
    5) Demonstrate real world applications of knowledge and skill
    6) Utilize technology and medial to enhance the learning process

    SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING Students at RHS are expected to:

    7) Act with respect, integrity, and compassion
    8) Make informed decisions regarding the health and wellbeing of themselves and others
    9) Demonstrate responsibility for their action

    CIVIC EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING Students at RHS are expected to:

    10) Cultivate their awareness of contributing to the common good
    11) Advocate for the positive change through active participation in the democratic process
    12) Broaden their knowledge of and respect for world culture

Administration

  • School Administrators and Counselors

    -To contact a counselor, teacher or staff member, please call 781-961-6220 and enter the individual’s extension.  You may also use the dial by name feature by pressing 9.
    -To email a faculty or staff member please go to the school website:
    https://www.randolph.k12.ma.us/rhs and click on the link for “Staff Directory” 

    School Counselor

    Class of 2023

    Class of 2022

    Class of 2021

    Class of 2020

    Mrs. BrownJones

    TBD

    A-F

    A-F

    A-F

    Mr. Hok 

    TBD

    G-N

    G-N

    G-N

    Mrs. Tavares

    TBD

    O-Z

    O-Z

    O-Z

    RHS Administration & School Counseling Office Staff

    Extension

    William Conard, Principal

    X 525

    Annya Haughton, Assistant Principal

    X 593

    Bethany Colburn, Assistant Principal

    X 516

    Julie Burke, Student Behavioral Specialist

    X 533

    Mary Brown-Jones

    X 513

    Tivichheka Hok

    X 514

    Julia Tavares

    X 536

    Jean Bloechl, Guidance Secretary

    X 520

    PROGRAM OF STUDIES
    The program of studies contains information necessary to select courses for the academic school year. Parents should be aware of their responsibilities in course selection.

    Responsibilities of Students and Parents
    To be aware of all graduation requirements and to have a plan for meeting those requirements.
    To review the established plan each year and check for completed graduation requirements.
    To ensure that student's time spent at Randolph High School is productive by choosing courses relevant to his/her academic and career interest while challenging his/her abilities.
    To work with the Counseling Department addressing academic or personal/social challenges.
    To be aware of the scheduling deadlines for adding and dropping courses.

SCHEDULING AND POLICY FOR COURSE CHANGES

  • Randolph High School’s master schedule is a listing of all course offerings in alignment with our graduation requirements and student interest. The master schedule incorporates student course selection to determine teacher assignments and numbers of sections of courses offered. The course selection process is a collaborative decision between students, families and school personnel; therefore, the expectation is that decisions are made thoughtfully and responsibly.

    Below is our current course change policy:

    No schedule change requests will be honored within the first five days of enrollment in the course/s. 
    If a change has been granted, students are required to remain in the new course for the remainder of the school year (if year-long course) or semester (if semester-long course) and to complete any work missed.
    While some changes may be made, it should be clearly understood that requests will not automatically be honored or approved.

    The course change requests for the reasons below will not be approved:
    Not interested in a course
    Underestimating the course expectations
    Selecting or avoiding a specific teacher
    Looking to take an easier course
    Not realizing what the course would be like
    Wishing to be in class with friends 
    Wanting to attend a specific lunch

    Dropping a course may result in a final grade of WP (Withdrawal Passing) or WF (Withdrawal Failing) on the student’s transcript.

REQUESTING A COURSE LEVEL OVERRIDE

  • Course levels are carefully made by teachers and department chairs based on the teacher recommendations, previous grades, and pre-requisites.  If a parent/guardian is interested in overriding a teacher recommendation, an override form must be completed.  Students wishing to make a course override, must meet with their Guidance Counselor to discuss and pick up the form.

    CREDIT INFORMATION
    Randolph High School students enroll in a minimum of 7 credits of study. Students accumulate credit on their high school transcripts from courses successfully completed during grades 9-12 only.
    The Administrators must approve all credit taken outside Randolph High School. No more than two summer school make-up credits can be counted toward graduation requirements. Enrichment courses taken during the summer are not eligible for credit and are not listed on the Randolph High School transcript. No credit will be given for a course previously passed but repeated to improve proficiency; the repeated course may not be used in determining eligibility for interscholastic athletics.

    Randolph High School reserves the right to make any necessary changes.

RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Department

    Credits

    English

    4

    Mathematics

    4

    Science

    Social Studies

    3

    World Language

    2*

    Wellness/Physical Education

    2

    Fine/Performing Arts

    1

    Electives

    6

    Community Service

    1

    Minimum Credits for Graduation

    26


    *The
    principal may waive this graduation requirement for students with severe language-based learning disabilities.

    PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

    Grade 9 to 10

    Students must have passed English I & Math

    Earned 6 Credits

    Grade 10 to 11

    Students must have passed English II 

    Earned 12 Credits

    Grade 11 to 12 

    Students must have passed English III 

    Earned 18 Credits

    Grade 12 to Graduation 

    Students must have passed English IV

    Earned 26 Credits 
    & Passed MCAS (ELA, Math and STE)

     

    Massachusetts Public College and University Minimum Admissions Standards

    4 Years English
    4 Years Math (minimum of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
    3 Years Lab-based Science
    2 Years Social Studies (including 1 credit in U.S. History)
    2 Years Foreign Language (in the same language)
    2 Years Electives

    Ideal Program for Entrance to Selective Colleges

    4 Years English
    4 Years Math
    4 Years Science
    4 Years Social Studies
    4 Years World Language



    MASSCORE REQUIREMENTS (FOR MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES)

    English I language Arts

    4 Units

    Mathematics 

    4 Units-Including the completion of Algebra II or completion of the Integrated Math equivalent. All students are recommended to take a math course during their senior class.

    Science 3 Units of lab-based science

    3 Units of Lab-Based Science

    Coursework taken in technology/engineering may count for MassCore science credit.

    History/Social Science

    3 Units

    Including US History and World History

    Foreign Language**

    2 Units 

    Must be same language

    Physical Education 

    As required by law.

    State law (M.G.L.c.71, s.3) states: "Physical education shall be taught as a required subject in all grades for all students." Health can be integrated into Physical Education, science, or taught as a stand-alone course.

    The Arts**

    1 Unit

    Additional Core Courses

    5 Units

    Business Education, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Health, Technology or any of the subjects above. 

     

    22 Units is a minimum that students should take in High School.

    Additional Learning Opportunities

    Complete as many of the following as possible:

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Capstone or Senior Project; 

    Dual
    Enrollment courses taken for both high school and college credit; 

    Online courses; Service Learning; and Work-based Learning.


    **A
    unit presents a full academic year of study or its equivalent in a subject that covers all the standards contained in a specific Curriculum Framework.

    MassCore is the recommended program of study that Massachusetts high school students need in order to be better prepared for college and a career. Developed by a statewide advisory group from K-12, higher education and business sectors MassCore maintains flexibility for students and high schools while allowing districts to set additional graduation requirements. Courses included in MassCore should be rigorous, engaging, and based on appropriate Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks high school level standards.

COURSE VALUES AND CREDIT LEVELS

  • In a year, most academic courses will meet 5 times in a week and 1.00 credit will be granted per course. Courses meeting for one semester receive 0.50 credit. Advanced Placement courses meet either for one full-year in one class period, granting 1.00 credit; or for two class periods in one semester and one class period in the other semester, granting 1.50 credits. Credits are determined and granted as follows:
     

    Full year courses:    

    1.50 or 1.00 credit

    Semester (Half-year) courses: 

    0.50 credit


    All courses offered at Randolph High School emphasize critical thinking and are leveled according to difficulty. There are three levels:

    Advanced Placement
    Honors
    College Preparatory

    Advanced Placement AP courses are taught at the college level and are designed to address a broader content, at a deeper level, at a faster pace than required by the Massachusetts Curriculum frameworks. A great amount of outside reading is required. While the patterns of behavior and demonstrable skills listed below are important at all levels of study, they are essential for students participating in an AP course.

    1. Displays an enthusiastic disposition to think critically and analytically, and enjoys engaging in discussions of abstract concepts and ideas
    2. Demonstrates a strong interest and passion for the subject matter
    3. Shows both willingness and ability to commit the time and effort necessary to handle a rigorous course load.

    In addition, there are certain demonstrable skills that support successful participation in AP level courses. They are: 

    4. Reads independently and readily recalls essential knowledge
    5. Organizes and synthesizes large amounts of material
    6. Writes organized, sophisticated essays

    The Dual Enrollment Program provides opportunities for RHS juniors and seniors to take college level courses and earn credit simultaneously toward high school completion and their future college degrees. The Dual Enrollment Program eases the transition from high school to college, allows students to get a head start on their college careers, and provides meaningful and challenging academic experiences to qualified students.

Massasoit Community College Program

  • Randolph High School juniors and seniors who have shown to be capable of succeeding at college level work are eligible to take courses with Massasoit Community College on a space available basis. Students interested in registering for fall semester classes should discuss this option with their counselor and review the course of studies.

ACADEMY OF GLOBAL STUDIES AND LEADERSHIP (AGSL)

  • The Academy of Global Studies and Leadership is a Signature Program which is unique to Randolph High School. The program is designed to build student leadership skills, with an emphasis on ethics, service, and hard work through a focus on global awareness in all aspects of society. The AGSL provides students with a rigorous course of study. Students will use their global knowledge to interact and build relationships with people from other cultures; actively seek to develop their own values and perspectives within a global context; demonstrate respect, open- mindedness, understanding and flexibility in behavior and thinking; and help others to embrace multiple perspectives.

    The AGSL engages students in authentic, project-based learning as it prepares them to contribute and succeed in the postsecondary global environment. Graduates of the AGSL receive an Academic Diploma of Distinction. To earn this Diploma of Distinction, students must successfully complete the following:

    • all classes at the Honors or AP level
    • a minimum of 4 Advanced Placement classes
    • a minimum of 120 hours of community service

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Community Service Unleveled 1.00 Credit

    Students may earn credit for performing documented services outside of school time. Students must complete a community service form with an administrator prior to beginning service. To fulfill their requirements, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours of service for each year of enrollment at RHS and will receive 1.0 credit by the end of senior year. Some of the more popular community service options include:

    Library
    Animal Shelter
    Hospital
    Nursing Home
    Food Pantry
    • Soup Kitchen

    Community service forms can be found in the Guidance Office. Discuss your plans to complete community service hours before obtaining approval from an administrator.

Peer Mentor/ Pre-Vocational Program Unleveled 0.50 Credit

  • Students volunteer to work as Peer Mentors in the Pre-Vocational Classes. Peer Mentors are paired with disabled students in either classroom and work under the direction of the special education teacher.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • The mission of the Randolph High School English Department is to prepare all students to successfully participate in a modern society in which great literature and literary traditions are valued and passed on, clear communication and successful collaboration are essential to the common good, and creative endeavors are wholeheartedly supported. We offer a program that strives to develop literate and literary citizens who can read and think critically and creatively, who can analyze literature and text, and who are able to write with power and clarity for various purposes. The English Department offers courses in language, literature, and composition for students of all ability levels. Course descriptions printed on the following pages outline course contents, levels and prerequisites. These descriptions serve as a guide to students as they make their choices for the four- year courses of studies in the academics of English.

    Elective English courses emphasize the development of written and oral communication skills as well as the appreciation of literature as an art form that affirms the importance of self-expression through courses of the student's own choosing. Students should select those courses most suited to their interests

    Course Offerings

    Electives

    Creative Writing
    Pop Culture thru Media & Film
    Public Speaking
    SAT Prep
    Theatre Workshop
    Unsolved Mysteries
    English Writing Lab

    Required Courses:
    Grade 9
    English I (CP) English I (H)

    Grade 10
    English II (CP) English II (H)

    Grade 11
    English Ill (CP) English Ill (H) AP English Language & AP English Composition Literature & Composition

    Grade 12
    English IV (CP) English IV (H) AP English AP English Literature& Language & Composition

    010012 English I (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    The English I curriculum emphasizes the study of a variety of literary genres. The CP curriculum emphasizes and enhances independence in reading and writing while working with the material at a deep and critical level. Students read, analyze, and respond to many literary works, such as Animal Farm, Night, Romeo and Juliet, A Raisin in the Sun, The Odyssey, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Students develop and refine writing skills through the writing process and continue to improve their skills in class discussions, group work, and oral presentations.

    010011 English I (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    Prerequisite: Grade of 90% or higher in 8th grade English class and teacher recommendation The English I Honors curriculum emphasizes the study of a variety of literary genres. The honors curriculum works in-depth with material; this depth along with a quick pace emphasizes and enhances independence in reading and writing. Students read, analyze, and respond to many literary works, such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Animal Farm, Night Romeo and Juliet, A Raisin in the Sun, The Odyssey, short stories, poetry and non-fiction. Students develop and refine their writing skills through the writing process and continue to improve their skills in class discussions, group work, and oral presentations.

    010022 English II (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 10
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of English I (CP)
    The English II curriculum focuses on theme and author study as an approach to answer the essential question, "How do the choices we make impact our lives and our society?" The growth of a critical approach in the reader is encouraged through class discussion and outside reading. Some of the literature readings include: Othello, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, Fences, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Oedipus the King. Students will refine their writing skills and develop sophistication in their ability to analyze, interpret, and appreciate literature. Writing activities include essays, research, critiques, and personal reflections. Students continue to develop critical thinking and class discussion skills. Vocabulary building is also stressed.

    010021 English II (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 10
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in English I (H) or grade of 90% or higher in English I (CP) The English II Honors curriculum focuses on theme and author study as an approach to answer the essential question, "How do the choices we make impact our lives and our society?" The honors curriculum works in-depth with material; this depth, along with a quick pace emphasizes and enhances independence in reading and writing. The growth of a critical approach in the reader is encouraged through class discussion and outside reading. Some of the literature readings include Othello, Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, and Oedipus the King. Students will refine their writing skills and develop sophistication in their ability to analyze, interpret, and appreciate literature. Writing activities include essays, research, critiques, and personal reflections. Students continue to develop critical thinking and class discussion skills. Vocabulary building is also stressed.

    010055A AP English Language & Composition 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Honors English or 90% or higher in College Prep English and teacher recommendation. Summer work is mandatory. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course.
    This course, taught at the college level, is a study of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts. The course emphasizes nonfiction writing through the study of expository, analytical, and researched argumentative writing, as well as personal and reflective writing about a variety of subjects. Students will read primary and secondary source materials in order to develop analytical reading skills. Students will become acquainted with a wide variety of prose styles from many historical periods, with an emphasis on persuasion and how the world around us impacts our thinking, communication, and identity. This is an intensive writing course. Everyday Use, Norton Reader, Elements of Argument

    010065A AP English Literature & Composition 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Honors English or 90% or higher in College Prep English and teacher recommendation. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course.
    This challenging course, taught at the college level, is a study of both classic and contemporary authors. Thematically based, the course examines the great questions that have challenged writers and thinkers over time, such as 11 What is love?", "What is justice?" and "How do we define and find freedom?". The course heavily emphasizes critical reading and thinking, literary analysis, and refined expository writing. Students are expected to actively engage in Socratic seminars. Readings will include: Pride and Prejudice, Importance of Being Earnest, Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, Belov 

    010031 English Ill (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 11
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in English II (H) or grade of 90% or higher in English II (CP) The English Ill Honors curriculum is a study of American Literature in which students explore the essential question, "How do our experiences shape the American Identity?" The honors curriculum works in depth with material; this depth along with a quick pace emphasizes and enhances independence in reading and writing. Students read a variety of genres that reflect the American experience, including such works as Interpreter of Maladies, The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Crucible, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students develop their writing skills by composing analytical essays, personal reflections, short written pieces, and a full-length research paper. Classroom discussions, small group work, and presentations encourage students to become independent learners and thinkers and to refine their speaking and listening skills.

    010042 English IV (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Ill (CP)
    The English IV curriculum is a study of World Literature in which students examine the essential question, "Who am I as a citizen of the world?" Students read and study the works of classic and contemporary authors from many countries. Some of the readings include Gilgamesh, Canterbury Tales, Brave New World, Frankenstein, Beowulf, Hamlet, and Twelve Angry Men as well as selections of non-fiction, poetry, and short stories. Students continue to develop their writing skills by analyzing through multiple critical lenses, composing essays, writing critiques, and creating personal reflections. Students also compose a college application essay. Focused class discussions and a variety of oral presentations provide students with continued opportunities to refine their speaking and listening skills. Writing, reading and thinking skills are polished as students prepare for further schooling, training, and the workplace.

    010041 English IV (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in English Ill (H) or grade of 90% or higher in English Ill (CP) The English IV Honors curriculum is a study of World Literature in which students examine the essential question, "Who am I as a citizen of the world?" The honors curriculum works in-depth with material; this depth, along with a quick pace emphasizes and enhances independence in reading and writing. Students read and study the works of classic and contemporary authors from many countries. Some of the readings include Gilgamesh, Canterbury Tales, Brave New World, Frankenstein, Beowulf, Hamlet, and Twelve Angry Men as well as selections of non-fiction, poetry, and short stories. Students continue to develop their writing skills by composing essays, writing critiques, and creating personal reflections. Students also compose a college application essay. Focused class discussions and a variety of oral presentations provide students with continued opportunities to refine their speaking and listening skills. Writing, reading and thinking skills are polished as students prepare for further schooling, training, and the workplace.

    011041 Creative Writing I (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    This workshop-oriented elective engages students in a range of activities to discover their own voices in creative writing. Through class readings we will examine various writing styles and the successes and strategies that other writers use as students continue to develop a sense of diction, syntax, speaker, and audience. Students will use their creativity and skills to develop their own works in multiple genres, and present to their peers.

    051682 Pop Culture thru Media & Film (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    The media affects the lives of most people in our society on a daily basis. Through a survey of media including film, television, social media, music, and advertising, this course will explore what messages the media is sending, how those messages are being sent, and what affect they are having on world culture. This course will allow students to analyze media and its effects on our developing society through a variety of writing experiences.

    011512 Public Speaking I (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Public Speaking is an interactive/performance-based course designed to increase proficiency in speech through practice in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking. Writing is also an important aspect of this course, as understanding and application of the writing process is necessary to create organized, effective speeches. Success in this course is dependent on students 1 ability to integrate classroom material into effective, informative, and persuasive presentations.

    012032 SAT Prep (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    This is a one semester course designed to focus on key writing and comprehension strategies that will lead students to successful scores on the SAT and comparable college entrance exams. Students will learn how to read and respond to complex texts quickly and accurately, as well as how to write effectively and precisely. Students will also focus on improving grammar and vocabulary skills to prepare for the rigor and expectation of the exam.

    Theater Studies (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    The purpose of this course is for students to learn about theater through the reading and writing of plays, class discussions, and projects.  The class will provide students with a general overview of the aspects of theatrical production by incorporating learning tasks that are authentic to the real world of theater, such as theatrical make-up, directing, and set design.  Class participation is a major requirement since this is an art form that requires skills in listening, reading, and writing.  The class also provides students with the opportunity to work collaboratively in group settings, as all productions are a collaborative effort.

    011052 Unsolved Mysteries (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    In this course, we will explore the world of unsolved crime cases through multiple lenses. Focusing on several infamous crime cases, students will have the opportunity to delve into the inner workings of the criminal mind. Students will research all available data, including nonfiction and fictional texts, news articles, news stories, documentaries, interviews, movies, and art in order to "solve" the mystery. The focus of this course is primarily to develop persuasive writing and speaking skills grounded in evidence. Students will be expected to read outside of class, participate in Socratic Seminar discussions and mock trials, and develop strong writing skills for a variety of lenses, audiences, and purposes.

    011012 English Writing Lab  (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-10
    Prerequisite: English Department/ teacher recommendation. This is a one semester English course designed to strengthen and build upon students' foundational writing and comprehension skills. This course seeks to support the student's work in his/her core English class, providing additional instruction and time with writing and revision, as well as providing additional strategies to engage with and understand complicated texts. Students will also learn and practice test taking strategies to prepare for the MCAS exam. Prerequisite: English department/teacher recommendation.

ENGLISH LEARNERS

  • The English Learner's Program assists English Learners in linguistic and communicative competence in English and to perform in academic content classes. ELL courses focus on developing and strengthening academic language in accordance with World Class Instructional Design Standards (WIDA) and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.  The English Learners

    (EL) Department offers English as a Second Language classes. These classes offer English Language Learners an equitable opportunity to access content knowledge by providing them with language strategies to progress in their academics while they are learning English.  All teachers in this department are licensed in English as a Second Language. The coursework for English Language Learners provides additional instruction in English Language Development focusing on building and refining vocabulary, pronunciation, fluency, grammar and comprehension so that students can become proficient listeners, speakers, readers and writers of English. These classes also facilitate a better understanding of expectations, procedures, regulations and guidelines for best behavior and participation in classes in the United States which may differ from the kind of educational experiences from student's country of origin.

    810082 Beginning ESL (CP) 2.0 Credits Grades 9-12
    An intensive double period class for second language learners of English is offered to develop English in all students who are newcomers to understanding and using English. The receptive language skills of listening and reading, as well as the productive language skills of speaking and writing are emphasized in this class in order to advance a students' ability to use English. Academic skills learned in this course will help students to be successful in other subjects.

    810093 Early Intermediate ESL (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Early Intermediate ESL is for students who have completed the Beginning ESL class or have some previous knowledge of English. Coursework will parallel the high school ELA curriculum including analyzing various genres of literature. Novels, plays, short stories and poetry appropriate to the reading level of these students will be used in both the study of literature as well as academic writing pieces, such as poems, journal entries and essays.

    811513 Effective Communication for ELD 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Students taking this course will focus on improving their skills and confidence in speaking English. Students will improve their pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and presentation skills while working individually and in small groups to complete various speaking tasks. Examples of tasks and projects to be undertaken are storytelling, reading to elementary children, producing a public service announcement, news and weather reports; preparing a 11How to ... 11speech, job interview skills, and debate.

    ENGLISH: 

    010012 English I EL (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    The English I EL CP curriculum emphasizes the study of a variety of literary genres. The EL CP curriculum supports newcomer English Learners with modified materials, slower pace and direct instruction in Tier I, II and III vocabulary while working with the material at a deep and critical level. Students read, analyze, and respond to many literary works, such as Animal Farm, Night, Romeo and Juliet, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Students develop and refine writing skills through the writing process and continue to improve their skills in class discussions, group work, and oral presentations.

    SCIENCE: 

    030622 Biology EL (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 9-12
    (ELD Level 1-2 students)
    Biology (EL) parallels to the mainstream College Prep Biology curriculum, which is a life science course designed to investigate concepts developing analytical and reasoning skills. Students will conduct laboratory investigations to support the class discussions. Topics to be covered include molecular biology, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, microbiology, and human body structure and function. Students must take the MCAS Biology test at the end of the course. With integrated language learning strategies, EL students will be able to improve their academic English in Biological science.

FINE ARTS-VISUAL ARTS

  • The Visual Arts Program at Randolph High School provides learning opportunities where arts skills, critical thinking, and creative problem solving are emphasized. Central to this creative work is utilizing one's risk-taking, curiosity, and collaborative abilities. The Visual Arts Department strives to build student confidence and resiliency that fundamentally transforms students into creative learners supporting 21" century learning skills. The curriculum focuses on developing creative sensitivities and technical proficiency, literacy in a variety of mediums and expressions, and multiple opportunities to develop a lifelong relationship with the arts. The department supports collaborative cross-curricular opportunities and encourages students to communicate and advocate through the Fine Arts, seeing this as an important life skill that extends into and complements all other disciplines.

    FINE ARTS

    COURSE OFFERINGS

    Fine Arts

    Introduction to Art (CP) 
    Art l (CP) 
    Art II (CP) 
    Art III (H) 
    Art IV Senior Portfolio (H)
    Mixed Media (CP) 

    Painting Workshop (CP) 
    Advanced Painting Workshop (H) 
    3D Studio Style Sculpture (CP) 
    Advanced Sculpture (H)
    Commercial Art (CP) 

    Students participating in the fine arts offerings will be responsible for understanding and applying the following content standards (The Massachusetts State Frameworks for Visual Arts).

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques unique to the visual arts
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of design
    • Demonstrate their powers of observation, abstraction, intervention, and expression in a variety of media materials, and techniques
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the process of creating and exhibiting artwork: drafts, critique, self-assessment, refinement and exhibit preparation
    Describe and analyze their own work and the work of others using appropriate visual arts vocabulary
    Connect their analysis to interpretation and evaluation when appropriate
    Describe the purposes for which works of dance music, theatre, visual arts, and architecture were and are created and when appropriate, interpret their meaning
    Describe the roles of artists, patrons, cultural organizations, and art institutions in societies of the past and present
    Demonstrate their understanding of styles, stylistic influence, and stylistic change by identifying when and where artworks were created, and by analyzing characteristic features of artworks from various historical periods, cultures and genres
    Apply their knowledge of the arts to the study of English Language Arts, foreign languages, health, history and social science, mathematics, and science and technology/engineering

    051512 Introduction to Art (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Introduction to Art focuses on basic drawing skills, use of materials, and art techniques. This course allows students who are unsure of their interest in art to try an art class as a half -year elective. If the student is interested, they may continue on to the full year elective, Art I, the following year. Note: This class does not fulfill the pre-requisite to take Advanced Art II.

    051992 Mixed Media (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    This course will introduce the student to a variety of mixed media techniques. Students will explore the use of both traditional and non-traditional materials to create works of art. There will be a strong emphasis on personal expression and creative use of materials. NOTE: This is a studio art class; work will be completed in the art room. Previous art experience is not required but would be extremely helpful.

    051572 Painting Workshop (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Painting is a unique medium for personal expression and visual style. Painting Workshop will expose the student/artist to traditional approaches, tools, surfaces and various styles artists have employed. This basic understanding of paint and painting will open up the possibilities of personal expression and use of color. Materials include: watercolors, tempera, gouache, acrylics. An interest in paint as a medium and some comfort with drawing is advised. NOTE: This is a studio art class; work will be completed in the art room. Previous art experience is not required but would be extremely helpful.

    051571 Advanced Painting Workshop (H) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Painting Workshop with teacher recommendation. Advanced Painting is a continued study of visual expression and personal style. Students are expected to build upon their knowledge from Painting Workshop and work towards developing a style of individual expression. This half year elective is an intense, student directed class. Students will be given the opportunity to develop a style of individual expression and ease with the use of art elements, concepts, materials and techniques. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, creative solutions and independent work. Students will be expected to maintain a working portfolio for evaluation.

    051582 30 Studio Style Sculpture (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Basic design principles related to beauty and structure of free standing and relief sculpture will be explored by art students who enjoy working in the third dimension to visually articulate their visions through the use of form. A range of materials (paper, clay, Papier-mâché, metal, plaster, wood, found objects and cardboard) will be manipulated to develop skills and produce creative forms. Sculpture constructions will include additive and subtractive techniques. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, creative solutions and independent work.

    051581 Advanced Sculpture (H) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3D Studio Style Sculpture with teacher recommendation. (Only available one semester a year) Advanced Sculpture is a continued study of design principles as they relate to sculpture, types of sculpture, and sculpture materials. Students are expected to build upon their knowledge from 3D Studio Style Sculpture and work towards developing a style of individual expression. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, creative solutions, and independent work.

    051622 Commercial Art (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    This course focuses specifically on the commercial aspects of art and potential careers in the arts. Some examples include: graphic design, illustration, fashion, industrial design, interior design, and architecture. A range of materials will be utilized based on the specific study. NOTE: This is a studio art class; work will be completed in the art room. Previous art experience is not required but would be extremely helpful, as well as an interest in how art presents itself in your everyday life.

    051552 Art I (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Art I is a full- year elective course. The first half of Art I is an intense drawing program designed to enable students to see as the artist does. This is done with exercises that develop drawing and designing skills. The second half of this course enables the student to apply these skills to other materials in such as painting, mixed media, piece making and some sculpture.

    Students are expected to develop skills in problem solving, creative thinking, and self-expression. Some level of comfort with drawing and a willingness to work is a must!

    051542 Advanced Art II (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art I and teacher recommendation

    051541 Advanced Art Ill (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Art II and teacher recommendation

    051701 Art IV/5enior Portfolio (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art Ill and/or teacher recommendation

    The Advanced Art courses are designed for students who wish to develop artistic proficiency and the student considering college level study in art. These full year electives are intense, student- directed classes. Students will be given the opportunity to develop a style of individual expression and ease with the use of art elements, concepts, materials and techniques. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, creative solutions and independent work. Students are expected to purchase and maintain a working sketchbook for class and personal use outside of class.  Increased independence is expected at each level.  Senior Portfolio students will complete a year long, theme-based, portfolio of work.

FINE ARTS- PERFORMING ARTS

  • The Randolph High School performing arts department offerings are for students' enrichment of aesthetic values and the development of basic skills in music through the study of history, theory, instrumental and vocal techniques and performance.  They further the development of advanced skills for the gifted students and for students preparing for a career in music.  Students participating in the music program, will continuously engage in the following activities according to the National Standards of Music Education:

    • A varied repertoire of music will be sung alone and with others
    • A varied repertoire of music performing on instruments, alone and with others
    • Improving melodies, variations, and accompaniments
    Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
    • Reading and notating music
    • Listening to, analyzing and describing music
    Evaluating music and performances
    • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts, and
    • Understanding music in relation to history and culture


    PERFORMING ARTS BAND (CP) BAND (H) CHAMBER SINGERS (H) CONCERT CHORALE (CP) MUSIC APPRECIATION (CP) MUSIC TECHNOLOGY I (CP) MUSIC TECHNOLOGY II (H) MUSIC THEORY (H) PERCUSSION (CP) PERCUSSION (H)


    051192 Music Appreciation (CP) 0.50 Credits Grades 9-12 
    This course is for students having little or no experience with music prior to taking the class. Students will familiarize themselves with the history of Western Music through popular music today with the expectation that they will be able to discuss the elements within any genre of music. Students will listen to a variety of musical genres. Students are expected to attend evening/weekend performances to meet the requirements of this class. 

    051012 Band (CP) 1.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Prior instrumental experience with approval of Band Director
    Band class is a performance class for students with instrumental experience who desire to become proficient on a brass or woodwind instrument. Instruction will include instrumental technique, music reading and interpretation, music theory as well as performance skills. Students will study and perform the finest contemporary and traditional literature written for wind band. Components of this course include concert band, marching band and chamber music ensembles. In addition to a very exciting performance schedule, the band also attends music festivals, concerts and regularly works with clinicians. Student progress will be evaluated by means of recorded playing performances and written assessments. Detailed assessment policies may be found in the Band Handbook provided by the Band Director. 

    Note: As a member of the RHS Band, students are required to perform with the band at evening and weekend concerts, halftime shows of football games, and attend afterschool rehearsals as needed to meet the band's performance objectives.

    051011 Band (H) 1.50 Credits Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Band (H) or 90% or higher in Band (CP)
    Band class is a performance class for students with instrumental experience who desire to become proficient on a brass or woodwind instrument. Instruction will include instrumental technique, music reading and interpretation, intermediate music theory as well as performance skills. Students will study and perform the finest contemporary and traditional literature written for wind band. Components of this course include concert band, marching band and chamber music ensembles. In addition to a very exciting performance schedule, the band also attends music festivals, concerts, and regularly works with clinicians.

    Student progress will be evaluated by means of recorded playing performances and written assessments. Detailed assessment policies may be found in the Band Handbook provided by the Band Director.

    Note: As a member of the RHS Honors Band, students are required to perform with the band at evening and weekend concerts, half time shows of football games, attend after school rehearsals as needed to meet the band's performance objectives, audition for SEMMEA District Festival and perform in an extra-curricular ensemble (Jazz Band, Community Band, etc). In addition, students must complete two from the following list):

    1. Give group/private lessons to band students at RCMS and/or elementary schools at least twice per month
    2. Participate in at least 5 community performances per school year
    3. Serve in a leadership role for the RHS Band (section leader, librarian, etc.)
    4. Receive private lessons


    051121 Chamber Singers (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12 
    Prerequisites: Enrollment in this class by audition. Grade of 90% or higher in chorus. 
    This class is for all students who wish to expand their choral singing skills. Students will receive instruction ins breathing technique, diction, sight-reading, and vocal production as well as performance skills. A wide variety of choral literature will be performed. Students will audition for the either the District Festival or SEMSBA Festival. Students will have the opportunity to work with clinicians and other members of the community. 

    Note: As a member of the RHS Chamber Singers, students are required to perform with the group at evening and weekend concerts, and attend after school rehearsals as needed to meet the choir's performance objectives. Concert performance schedules are given out at the beginning of the year, however, students should expect to perform in 3-5 events in addition to the concerts. 

    051112 Concert Chorale (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This is a class for aspiring choral singers who wish to explore vocal and choral technique as demonstrated in a large ensemble. Students will perform a varied repertoire of literature spanning several centuries and styles.

    Note: As a member of the RHS Concert Chorale, students are required to perform with the group at evening and weekend concerts and attend after school rehearsals as needed to meet the choir's performance objectives.

    051491 Music Technology I (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Students should possess a strong desire to compose and create music. Students must provide their own headphones for class.
    This course will provide students with hands on experience of a variety of music technologies. Course topics will include musical composition, audio editing, music critique, website design and technology research. Students will explore the effect music technology has on our world and how technology has affects music in our lives. Students will learn basic terms associated with music editing and will also study basic music theory topics. Student progress will be evaluated by means of written assessments and in class performance presentations.

    051492 Music Technology II (H) 0.50 Credits Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Music Technology I class
    Students must provide their own headphones. This course is an extension of the Music
    Technology I course, expanding on knowledge and skills previously learned in Music Technology I. Students will be introduced to using MIDI music with computers. Students will create their own original compositions through notation software and recording tracks. Additional class topics will include composing silent film music, creating podcasts and careers in the music industry. Students will study advanced music technology terms and music theory and composition topics. Student progress will be evaluated by means of written assessments and in class performance presentations.

    051141 Music Theory (H) 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion and teacher recommendation in previous music related course.
    Music Theory is a class for students who are interested in developing their advanced visual and aural understanding of the structure of music. Students will study the advanced language of music, learn compositional techniques and the rules associated with composing, study the various types of form in music, and study basic ear-training to be able to recognize the above elements aurally. Students will be evaluated based on written and performance assessments.

    051081 Piano I 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course is for students having little or no experience with the piano keyboard. Students will learn to play simple pieces of music, reading standard music notation and using proper piano technique. Major piano compositions and internationally renowned pianists will also be explored during the class. Student progress will be evaluated by means of written assessment and individual in-class piano performance. Students will complete their final exam for the course through a class recital.

    051082 Piano II (H) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Piano I (CP)
    This course is an extension of the Piano I course, expanding upon knowledge and skills previously learned in Introduction to Piano. Further development of proper piano technique and reading standard music notation will be addressed. Additional topics will include sight-singing, ear training and musical composition. Students will be exposed to and study the piano works of influential composers. Student progress will be evaluated by means of written assessment and individual in-class piano performance. Students will complete their final exam for the course through a class recital.

    051101 Percussion (CP) 1.50 Credits Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Prior instrumental experience and/or approval of Band Director
    Percussion class is a performance class for students who desire to become proficient on a percussion instrument. Instruction will include specific instrumental technique, music reading and interpretation, basic music theory as well as performance skills. Students will study and perform the finest contemporary and traditional literature written for wind band. Components of this course include concert band, marching band and chamber music ensembles. In addition to a very exciting performance schedule, the band also attends music festivals, concerts, and regularly works with clinicians. Student progress will be evaluated by means of recorded playing performances and written assessments.

    Note: As a member of the RHS Percussion class, students are required to perform with the band at evening and weekend concerts, half time shows of football games, and attend after school rehearsals as needed to meet the band's performance objectives.

    051102 Percussion (H) 1.50 Credits Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Percussion (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Percussion (CP)
    Percussion class is a performance class for students who desire to become proficient on a percussion instrument. Instruction will include advanced, specific instrumental technique, advanced music reading and interpretation, basic music theory as well as performance skills. Students will study and perform the finest contemporary and traditional literature written for wind band.

    Components of this course include concert band, marching band and chamber music ensembles. In addition to a very exciting performance schedule, the band also attends music festivals, concerts, and regularly works with clinicians. Student progress will be evaluated by means of recorded playing performances and written assessments

    Note: As a member of the RHS Honors Percussion class, students are required to perform with the band at evening and weekend concerts, half-time shows of football games, attend after school rehearsals as needed to meet the band's performance objectives, audition for SEMMEA District Festival and/or SEMSBA Festival, perform at one or more RHS Student Artist Recitals and participate in a Chamber Group (10 members or less) that rehearses at least three times per month.

    In addition, students must complete two from the following list:
    1. Give group/private lessons to band students at RCMS and/or elementary schools at least twice per month
    2. Participate in at least 5 community performances per school year
    3. Serve in a leadership role for the RHS Band (section leader, librarian, etc.)
    4. Receive private lessons

GUIDANCE- CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • These courses include dual-enrollment with Massasoit Community College or other career readiness classes.

    080552 First Responder Course 2.0 Credits Grades 11-12
    This two-part program is designed to foster interest in the emergency response field. Students will participate in programs that offer certification in the following areas: American Heart Association, First Aid, American Heart Association CPR and AED, American Heart Association
    Blood Borne pathogen, Massachusetts First Responder (includes EPI PEN and Narcan), National Incident Management System 100 and 700. In addition, there are also sessions for MOLST, psychological emergencies and hemorrhage control. In addition, the local Fire Department will provide education on fire ground operations and demonstrate equipment. The program will include simulation of emergency responses and will prepare the student to attend Emergency Medical Technician education and ultimately promote a career in emergency response.

    110042 Mass Communications I 0.50 Credits Grades 11-12
    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the careers in the communications field.  Students will receive an introduction to mass communication mediums; newspaper, radio, television and the World Wide Web.  Students will design and edit projects for radio, television and newspaper.

    110512 Mass Communications II 0.50 Credits Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: successful completion of Mass Communication I
    This course is a continuation of Mass Communication I with an in-depth approach to advertising, promotion, and production within the television and newspaper fields through hands-on skill building, camera operation, directing, and editing.

MATHEMATICS

  • The RHS Mathematics Department offers a comprehensive four-year Mathematics program, whose mission is to enable every student to reach his or her math potential in a supportive, academically focused environment. In every mathematics course, we want students to develop a variety of math expertise as outlined by the Standards for Mathematical Practice in the 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics. These standards complement the content standards so that students increasingly engage with the subject matter as they grow in mathematical maturity and expertise throughout the elementary, middle, and high school years. The use of mathematics in one or more forms is required in almost all occupations and in many everyday experiences. With this in mind, the mathematics program is designed to prepare students to pursue a career, further their education, and become well-informed, capable citizens.

    The successful completion of four years of mathematics is a graduationrequirement.

    RHS
    Math Department Philosophy:

    All students will have access to a high-quality mathematics program that fosters problem solving, depth of understanding, and critical thinking through:

    • Curriculum that is standards-based, continuously updated, and connected to the real world
    Instruction that is delivered by highly-qualified professionals, incorporates best practices, uses technology appropriately, and addresses differences in students' learning styles
    • Assessment that is ongoing, formative, and measures what is intended


    COURSE OFFERINGS (4 years required) 

    REQUIRED COURSES
    Algebra I (CP/H) 
    Geometry (CP/H)
    • Algebra II (CP/H) or Algebra II/Trigonometry (H)

    ADDITIONAL COURSES
    Pre-Calculus (CP/H)
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Statistics
    **SAT Prep (semester course)
    **Math Proficiency Development (semester course)
    Introduction to Statistics (semester course)
    • Mathematics and Personal Finance (semester course)


    Note:  Courses marked with ** do not count toward the 4 years of math required for graduation.

     PATHWAYS

    GRADE 9 ALGEBRA I (CP/H) OR GEOMETRY (H)
    GRADE 10 Geometry (CP/H) OR Algebra II (CP/H) OR Algebra II/Trigonometry (H)
    GRADE 11 Algebra II (CP/H) OR Pre-Calculus (CP/H) OR AP Statistics
    GRADE 12 Pre-Calculus (CP/H) OR AP Calculus AB OR AP Calculus BC OR AP Statistics OR

    Introduction to Statistics AND Mathematics and Personal Finance

    Note:  There is some flexibility to these pathways.  Any student interested in an accelerated pathway should meet with the Math Department Chair.

    021245 Advanced Placement Calculus AB 1.50 Credits Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Pre-Calculus (H) or 93% or higher in Pre-Calculus (CP) This course includes mandatory summer work.
    AP Calculus AB is a rigorous, full-year course that emphasizes critical thinking, application of content to real-word problems, and the use of technology. The course curriculum is defined by the College Board and is the equivalent of a one-semester college calculus course.  The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Through the use of the unifying themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling, the course becomes a cohesive whole rather than a collection of unrelated topics. This course will prepare students for the AB advanced placement test in calculus.  Graphing calculators will be required for this course (TI-84 strongly recommended).

    Note: Students who enroll in AP Calculus AB are required to take the AP exam in order to earn credit for the course. There is a fee for taking this exam, which may be reduced by the district, pending funding.

    021255 Advanced Placement Calculus BC 1.50 Credits Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Pre-Calculus (H) or 93% or higher in Pre-Calculus (CP).
    This course includes mandatory summer work. AB Calculus BC is a rigorous, full-year course with a curriculum defined by the College Board and is equivalent of a full year of college calculus.  This course will cover use similar approaches to AP Calculus AP and cover all of the same content. Major units beyond AB calculus include advanced techniques of integration, vectors, parametric equations, polar equations, polynomial approximations and infinite series.  Graphing calculators will be required for this course (TI-84 strongly recommended).

    Note: Students who enroll in AP Calculus BC are required to take the AP exam in order to earn credit for the course. There is a fee for taking this exam, which may be reduced by the district, pending funding.

    022035 Advanced Placement Statistics 1.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Geometry (H) or 93% or higher in Algebra I (CP) or Geometry (CP).
    This course includes mandatory summer work. AP Statistics is a rigorous, full-year course that emphasizes critical thinking, written communication skills, and the use of technology. The course curriculum is defined by College Board and is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college statistics course. Major units include exploratory data analysis, sampling and experimental design, probability, and inference. Students are expected to have excellent reading and writing skills as well as a strong work ethic.

    (All students are required to own a Tl-83 or Tl-84 graphing calculator.)

    Note: Students who enroll in AP Statistics are required to take the AP exam in order to earn credit for the course. There is a fee for taking this exam, which may be reduced by the district, pending funding.

    02053 Algebra I (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 9 
    This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Topics include simplifying expressions, creating, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities.  The content covers linear, quadratic, exponential, and polynomial equations, as well as linear systems.  Students develop fluency writing, interpreting, and translating among various forms of linear equations. Students are also exposed to more abstract topics beginning with the study of functions and relations. Students will learn to model real world situations with specific restrictions various types of functions.

    020521 Algebra I (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    Prerequisite: Department recommendation based on previous performance and readiness. This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Topics include simplifying expressions, creating, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities. Students will learn to model real world situations with specific restrictions using linear, exponential and quadratic functions. Students will also solve linear systems and quadratic equations using various methods. Real world applications are presented within the course content. Topics will be covered in greater depth than in Algebra I (CP).

    020562 Algebra II (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry
    This course is an enriched Algebra II course. Important Algebra II units covered include quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, rational equations and functions. In addition, units in sequences, complex numbers, and matrices will be covered.

    020561 Algebra II (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-11
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Algebra I (H) and Geometry (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Algebra I (CP) and Geometry (CP).
    This course is an in-depth study of quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions. In addition, units in conics and matrices will be covered.

    021061 Algebra II/Trigonometry (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-11
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Algebra I (H) and Geometry (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Algebra I (CP) and Geometry (CP).
    This course is an in-depth study of quadratic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions. In addition, units in conics and matrices will be covered.  This course will provide deeper investigations and applications into the content than Algebra II (H).

    020722 Geometry (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I.
    This course is a study of geometric principles in two and three dimensions. Major units include lines, planes, space, polygons, congruence, transformations, similarity, circles, proofs, and threedimensional figures.

    020721 Geometry (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-10
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Algebra I (H) or 90% or higher in Algebra I (CP). This course is a study of geometric principles in two and three dimensions. Major units include lines, planes, space, polygons, congruence, similarity, circles, constructions, proofs, and threedimensional figures. In addition, a unit on right triangle trigonometry and introductions to probability and transformations will be included. Topics will be covered in greater depth than in Geometry (CP).

    022012
    Introduction to Statistics (CP) 0.50 Credit Grade 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.
    This course is an engaging and rigorous course that prepares students for a range of future options in non-mathematics intensive college majors or for entering work force training programs. It may also be an appealing elective for students pursuing pre-calculus and calculus. The goal of the course is to develop students as high-level consumers of data, enabling them to make intelligent choices when faced with difficult decisions in the real world.  With a focus on projects and class discussions, students will learn how to process and analyze data to draw conclusions and make predictions.

    029944 Math Proficiency Development (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Students for this course will be selected by assessment data and/or teacher recommendation.
    This course provides individualized and group preparation for the MCAS Math exam, along with content review and problem solving strategies.  It may be required for students who have not met the State mandated competency in this area.

    021572 Mathematics and Personal Finance (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
    This course examines the elements of living on your own in the “real world.” Students will be introduced to a variety of personal finance topics including career exploration, budgeting, banking and investing, credit, and major expenditures. This course will use Algebra and other math concepts to examine the many elements of managing money, living independently, and being a responsible consumer. In addition to independent and collaborative assignments, students will be required to participate in regular class discussions and will take part in real-world personal finance simulations.

    021101 Pre-Calculus (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
    In this course, students will review the following topics: polynomial, exponential, rational, logarithmic and circular functions. In addition, units in sequences, series, conic sections, matrices, polar coordinates, vectors, continuity and limits of functions will be covered.

    021102 Pre-Calculus (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 11
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Algebra II (H) or Algebra II/Trigonometry (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Algebra II (CP)
    This course includes theory of polynomial functions, mathematical induction, polar coordinates and equations, vectors, conic sections, limits of functions and sequences, continuity and differentiation.  Graphing calculators will be used extensively.

    029933 SAT Prep - Math (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    This course is a study of the problems students will encounter on SAT Math tests. It is recommended that students take this course either 2nd semester junior year or 1" semester senior year. This course will also prepare students for the Accuplacer test. An investigation of advanced mathematical topics will also be included in the course.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

  • The mission of the Randolph High School Science and Technology Department is to prepare all students to constructively participate in a modern society in which science and engineering influence nearly every aspect of their lives. We offer a program that strives to develop scientifically literate citizens who possess an understanding of the nature of science and who have the knowledge base necessary to critically analyze scientific claims and assertions. By experiencing a relevant and rigorous science curriculum and developing their knowledge of the engineering design process, Randolph High students will be well-positioned to pursue advanced studies in science and engineering and careers in scientific and engineering fields if they choose. The Science Department offers lab-based courses designed to challenge students. Using a variety of strategies students will continue to build on problem solving skills while gaining an understanding of the process and content of both the biological and physical sciences.

    COURSE OFFERINGS

    LIFE SCIENCE

    Biology (CP) & (H)

    Environmental Science (CP)

    Anatomy & Physiology (CP)

    Exploring Bioethics (H)

    Biology MCAS Prep (CP)

    AP Biology

    AP Environmental Science

     

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE

    Chemistry (CP) & (H)

    Physics (CP) & (H)

    Astronomy (CP)

    Forensic Science (CP)

    AP Physics I

     

     

    TECHNOLOGY

    Intro to Engineering (CP)

    Computer Science

    Principles (CP)

    030622 Biology (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    College Prep Biology is a life science course designed to investigate concepts developing analytical and reasoning skills. Students will conduct laboratory investigations to support the class discussions. Topics to be covered include molecular biology, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, microbiology, and human body structure and function. Students must take the MCAS Biology test at the end of the course.

    030621 Biology (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in 8th grade Science class, placement exam and teacher recommendation
    Honors Biology is a life science course with a focus on reasoning, application and conceptualization. Students will conduct laboratory investigations that reinforce analytical and reasoning skills as well supporting class discussions. Topics to be covered include molecular biology, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, microbiology, and human body structure and function. Students must take the MCAS Biology test at the end of the course.

    031012 Chemistry (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I 
    A college preparatory course designed to investigate concepts using analytical and critical thinking skills. This course will cover topics in the structure of matter, chemical dynamics, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry and the mole concept. Conceptual understanding is emphasized, and many concepts are represented through mathematical modeling. Skills in measurement techniques, unit knowledge and manipulation, data collection and hypothesis building will be emphasized. Laboratory investigations will reinforce analytical skills and support the lecture/class discussions. Concepts are introduced through a variety of methods and the use of technology is woven throughout the course.

    030011 Chemistry (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Biology (H) (CP) and Algebra I (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Algebra I (CP)
    A fast-paced course designed to meet the needs of students pursuing careers in science. This course will cover topics in the structure of matter, chemical dynamics, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry and the mole concept. Mathematical modeling, mathematical analysis, problem solving, analytical laboratory techniques and critical thinking are all emphasized. Students will conduct laboratory investigations that reinforce analytical skills and support the lecture/class discussions. Concepts are introduced through a variety of methods and the use of technology is woven throughout the course

    031612 Physics (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I 
    A fast-paced course designed to provide a hands-on approach to learning physics. The course covers topics in force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, heat and heat transfer, waves, electromagnetism and electromagnetic radiation. There is a focus on developing problem-solving skills

    031611 Physics (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Algebra 1 (H) & Geometry (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Algebra I (CP) & Geometry (CP). 
    A fast paced, high-level course designed to meet the needs of students pursuing a career in science. The course covers topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism. Two-dimensional mathematical analysis and high-level problem-solving techniques are emphasized. Concepts are introduced through hands-on activities and technology is woven throughout the course.

    0302042 PLTW-Intro to Engineering (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Current enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses This Project Lead the Way (PLTW) foundation course focuses on developing problem-solving skills using design development process. This course is a hands-on class where students create models of product solutions, analyze and communicate them. Modeling is done with solid modeling software such as Autodesk's Inventor 3D CAD program. Students will also build prototypes of their solutions in the engineering lab. The major focus is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.

    030991 Biology MCAS Prep 0.50 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Students must have taken a full year of Biology. Students for this course will be selected per Department Chair recommendation only. Preference will be given to Juniors/Seniors in the fall and Freshmen/Sophomores in the spring. 
    Students will explore various topics in biology through a variety of activities and labs. Specific attention will be given to individual student need, continuing to develop reasoning skills and test taking strategies to best prepare students for the February Biology MCAS and/ or the June MCAS testing.

    030631 Exploring Bioethics Course (H) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry
    This course gives students an opportunity to grapple with some of the most challenging and engaging ethical issues our society is facing as a consequence of advances in the life sciences. Students will use real-life cases to introduce a core set of ethical considerations that are important for analyzing ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Activities in the course will promote active and collaborative learning to help students develop their ethical-reasoning and critical-thinking skills. Many of the questions considered are practical issues that students are likely to face in their lives. A major goal of this course Is to enable students to become more responsible and thoughtful decision makers in a world of ever-increasing complexity.

    030012 Environmental Science 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 
    An interdisciplinary course designed to study inter-relationships, human interactions and impact on natural environments. Students will study concepts in earth science as they relate to the environment and provide suggestions for resolving and preventing problems. Students will engage in individual research, laboratory investigations and field work.

    030552 Anatomy & Physiology (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Biology and grade of 70% or higher in Chemistry  Human Anatomy & Physiology is a course designed to study the structure and function of the human body. Cells, tissues, and organs of the human body will be emphasized. Students will engage in dissections, conduct experiments and research on selected topics. The course is highly recommended for students interested in studying life sciences or are considering a career as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physical or occupational therapist or other health related profession. 150532 Forensic

    Science 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least two full-year science courses
    A half- year course designed to introduce the basic application of science to the law. Scientists are often involved in the search for and examination of physical and or chemical traces which can be used to establish or exclude a suspect's association with a crime. Topics include criminal investigations, fingerprinting and DNA analysis with a focus on hands-on activities and an emphasis on data collection combined with reinforcing analytical skills, processing and logical thinking.

    030042 Astronomy (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    A half-year course designed to highlight the historical development of the solar system. Drawing upon recent data from space probes and the Hubble telescope, students will investigate the structure of the sun, the planets and their moons, and solar system debris including comets and asteroids. The birth and death of stars, structure and evolution of the galaxies, pulsars, white dwarfs, black holes and quasars will be discussed while current theories in cosmology will be explored.

    101572 PLTW Computer Science Principles (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. Computer Science Principles helps students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects and problems include app development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, and simulation. 

    030565 Advanced Placement Biology 1.50 Credits Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Biology (H) & Chemistry, or 90% or higher in Biology (CP) & Chemistry. Mandatory summer work. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course. A course equivalent to a college level introductory Biology course designed for students with a strong interest in the sciences and careers in biomedical research, medicine, biotechnology and other related professions. The course focuses on major ideas including evolution as it relates to diversity and unity of life, biological systems and the common characteristics of life and the complex mechanisms of interactions. A college text is used, and students are expected to put a considerable amount of time and effort in preparation for the required spring AP exam.

    03003S Advanced Placement Environmental Science 1.50 Credits Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Grade of 80% or higher in Biology (H) and Chemistry (H), or 90% or higher in Biology (CP) & Chemistry. Mandatory summer work. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course. A full year course equivalent to a college level course designed to study inter-relationships, human interactions and impact on natural environments. Students will identify and analyze environmental problems and provide suggestions for resolving and preventing problems. A college text is used, and students are expected to put a considerable amount of time and effort in preparation for the required spring AP exam.

    031615 Advanced Placement Physics I 1.50 Credits Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Algebra 1 (H) & Geometry (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Algebra I (CP) & Geometry (CP). Mandatory summer work. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course. This course is the equivalent of a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics designed for students with a strong interest in physics or engineering. The course provides students the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the content and to focus on applying their knowledge through inquiry labs. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It also introduces electrical circuits. A college text is used, and students are expected to put in a considerable amount of time and effort in preparation for the required spring AP exam.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • The mission of the Randolph High School Social Studies Department is to prepare students to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, active and aware participants in American society, and engaged citizens of a global community. We offer a program of studies that exposes students to both historical and current topics within the United States, as well as around the world. Students are asked to examine both primary and secondary sources, and to use evidence to substantiate claims made in writing, dialogue, debate, and presentation. The department challenges students to write and speak effectively with clarity and purpose and to advocate for positive change through active participation in the democratic process.
    The Social Studies/History Department strives to develop student understanding of how the past impacts both the present and the future. We encourage the development of an appreciation and respect for history and the other social sciences. Through the variety of courses in our department, students learn how to use the lenses from these disciplines to understand and analyze the growing interconnectedness of our world. We aim to develop students' sense of civic engagement while promoting a sense of global awareness. Through our curriculum and instruction, students engage in rich and rigorous learning opportunities that develop content knowledge, creative and independent thinking, critical reading, and writing skills, problem-solving strategies, effective communication skills, civic engagement, and global competency.

    Course Offerings

    Electives
    Early U.S. History 1763-1877 (CP)
    Modern U.S. History 1877-Present (CP) & (H) Comprehensive U.S. Government
    Modern World History 1800-Present (CP) & (H) Civil Rights
    AP Psychology
    AP U.S. History

    Pathways 
    Grade 9 Early U.S. History (CP) Early U.S. History (H)
    Grade 10 Modern U.S. History (CP) Modern U.S. History (H)
    • Grade 11 Modern World History (CP) Modern World History (H)


    041022 Early U.S. History 1763-1877 (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 9 
    The ninth grade United States curriculum is the first year of a two-year course. This course focuses on the build up to and causes of the American Revolution; the significance of the American Revolution as a political movement in the US; the development of the US Constitution; the expansion of the United States from an east coast to an emerging continental power during the 19'h century; the geographic; economic; political and social factors which led to the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. The course will close with a study of Reconstruction and the impact that Reconstruction, and the years following Reconstruction, has had on US History.

    041021 Early U.S. History 1763-1877 (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    Prerequisite: Grade of 90% or better in 8th grade Social Studies class and teacher recommendation. The ninth grade United States curriculum is the first year of a two-year course. US I focuses on the build up to and causes of the American Revolution; the significance of the American Revolution as a political movement in the US; the development of the US Constitution; the expansion of the United States from an east coast to an emerging continental power during the 19th century; the geographic, economic, political, and social factors which led to the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. The course will close with a study of Reconstruction and the impact Reconstruction, as well as the years following Reconstruction, has had on US History. Honors students will be expected to engage in making abstract connections among a variety of historical concepts, interpret higher level texts, read supplementary material, critically discuss larger global impacts of historical events and figures, as well as generate critical questions about United States and world events.

    041032 Modern U.S. History 1877-Present {CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 10
    The focus of US II is the emergence of the United States as a world power. Among the themes and topics are: the disappearance of the frontier and its impact on the American psyche; the shift from an agricultural to an urban and suburban culture; the evolving definition of what it means to be an American; the struggle for civil rights for all minorities; the rise of the United States as an economic, social, cultural, political, and leading world power; and major domestic and global conflicts. Implicit in these themes are the different roles the United States government has played in both domestic and foreign affairs, as well as the role(s) the American citizen plays in a democracy.

    041031 Modern U.S. History 1877-Present (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 10
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Early U.S. History (H) or grade 90% or higher in Early U.S. History (CP).
    The focus of US II is the emergence of the United States as a world power. Among the themes and topics are: the disappearance of the frontier and its impact on the American psyche; the shift from an agricultural to an urban and suburban culture; the evolving definition of what it means to be an American; the struggle for civil rights for all minorities; the rise of the United States as an economic, social, cultural, political, and leading world power; and the vast range of major domestic and global conflicts from 1865 to the present. Covered within these concepts are the different roles the United States government has played in domestic and foreign affairs and the roles(s) the American citizen plays in a democracy and global affairs. Honors students will be expected to engage in making abstract connections among a variety of historical concepts, interpret higher /eve/ texts, read supplementary material, critically discuss larger global impacts of historical events and figures, as well as generate critical questions about United States and world events.

    040532 Modern World History 1800-Present (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    This course critically examines important world events that took place from the 19'h to the 21~ century. The course will survey major events such as the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, Age of Imperialism, World Wars, Nationalism, Post WWII global conflicts, global revolutions, governmental systems, and the social, political, and cultural events that have shaped, and continue to shape, the contemporary world. Students will examine global events through the lenses of political science, economics, geography, and sociology.

    040531 Modern World History 1800-Present (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 1.1-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Modern U.S. History (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Modern U.S. History (CP). This course critically examines important world events that took place from the 19'h to the 21" century. The course will survey major events such as the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, Age of Imperialism, World Wars, Nationalism, Post WWII global conflicts, global revolutions, governmental systems, and the social, political, and cultural events that have shaped, and continue to shape, the contemporary world. Students will examine global events through the lenses of political science, economics, geography, and sociology. Honors students will be expected to engage in making abstract connections among a variety of historical concepts, interpret higher-level texts, read supplementary material, critically discuss larger global impacts of historical events and figures, as well as generate critical questions about world events.

    04151 U.S. Government—Comprehensive 0.50 Credit U.S. Government Grades 11 12
    This one semester comprehensive course provides an overview of the structure and functions of the U.S. government and political institutions and examine constitutional principles, the concepts of rights and responsibilities, the role of political parties and interest groups, and the importance of civic participation in the democratic process. These courses may examine the structure and function of state and local governments and may cover certain economic and legal topics.

    043022 Civil Rights: Today and Tomorrow 0.50 Credit Grade 9-12
    This course includes not only the basic historical details of a major event of the 20'h century, the Civil Rights Movement, but more importantly it deals with the moral choices that contributed to it. The course will be an in-depth exploration of these events during one semester and based on curriculum designed by Facing History and Ourselves. Other topics included in the course are Race and Membership, the Eugenics Movement, Black Americans after Reconstruction, Nonviolent vs. Violent tensions, the Black Power Movement, and civil rights as it relates to American Indians, Latino Americans, and Gay Americans.

    042561 Advanced Placement Psychology 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in most recent Honors Social Studies course or grade of 90% or higher in most current College Prep Social Studies course. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course. The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Among the topics that will be studied are: the historical background and context of the discipline; the research methods and methodologies used by psychologists; the biological basis for human behavior; sensation and perception; states of consciousness; learning; cognition; motivation and emotion; developmental and personality psychology; testing and individual differences; abnormal behavior; treatment of abnormal behavior; and social psychology. Student will also discuss the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

    04104 Advanced Placement U.S History 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12.
    Prerequisite: Grade of 85% or higher in Early U.S. History (H), 80% or higher in Modern U.S. History, or grade of 90% or higher in Early or Modern U.S. History (CP). Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course. Note: If taken in 10th grade, course will satisfy US II requirement. AP United States History focuses on developing students' abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Seven themes of equal importance - identity; peopling; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; environment and geography; and ideas, beliefs, and culture - provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. Students will be required to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places. Students will build the skill of historical reasoning, comparison, contextualization, and creating historical arguments based on historical evidence.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • Students who are eligible for special education, related services, and who are identified as at-risk are provided with supports embedded in the programs described below:

    INCLUSION CLASSES- level the playing field for students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms particularly in ELA and Mathematics with the provision of specialized design instruction including differentiation, accommodations, and the support of a special education teacher within the context of the core curriculum and general class activities.

    LANGUAGE-BASED CLASSES - highly structured small group interaction provided to students Grades 9-12 with language-based disabilities in ELA and Math. A certified Speech and Language Pathologist should provide direct therapeutic services and provide consultation to the classroom teacher on how to present the information in a language-based manner.

    PRE-VOCATIONAL CLASSES - provides supports to Grades 9-12 students with severe learning challenges in a substantially separate program which requires explicit, specialized instruction across all content areas. Our goal with this program is to prepare our students to live independently and transition into the community after high school. Students in the Pre-Voc program receive a high school certificate of completion.

    PRE-VOCATIONAL INTENSIVE- Pre-Vocational Intensive Program is part of the Pre-Vocational Program at Randolph High School, educating students in grades 9-12 with moderate to severe disabilities. It is a substantially separate classroom in which all academic instruction is provided in a 1:1 or small group setting; some Applied Behavior Analysis techniques are used for instruction and data collection. The students in this classroom function significantly below grade level in both academics and life skills, and can exhibit maladaptive behaviors (aggressions, self-injury, etc.). Currently Physical and Psychological Management Training (PMT) is utilized to respond to these behaviors.

    PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL-TO-CAREER- RHS partners with Triangle's School-to-Career program to equip post-grad students with disabilities with career and life skills they need to live more independent lives. Students participate in career readiness training and job placements throughout the day.

    TARGETED SUPPORT INITIATIVE (TSI) is designed to meet the academic, social-emotional and behavioral health needs of students who have a diagnosed or diagnosable mental health condition which has resulted in an established pattern of inconsistent attendance and inconsistent academic performance. The TSI will benefit these students by providing traditional counseling and support services as well as a comprehensive evidence based model of targeted support based on appropriate and advantageous management of environmental contingencies. Services will be student specific with function based antecedent and consequent intervention strategies utilizing a single subject design methodology.

    The Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) provides a quality, effective education for students in grades 9 through 12 who are considered at-risk. ALA uses an accelerated instructional, remediation and counseling model that incorporates technology to increase students' critical thinking skills and to provide the opportunity for increased introspection of one's work and applied theory at work. Special attention is given to the unique learning needs of students. ALTERNATIVE CLASSES (AIM ACADEMY) - AIM Academy provides a behavioral system level of support, smaller teacher-to-student ratio and access to a therapeutic mentor throughout the day. This program supports students with social/emotional and academic needs with specialized instruction and behavioral plans.

     

    COURSE OFFERINGS

    INCLUSION LANGUAGE PRE-VOCATIONAL PRE- PRE- TARGETED BASED VOCATIONAL SUPPORT
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    INTENSIVE SCHOOL TO INITIATIVE
    CAREER
    Strategic ELA Language ELA-PV Functional ELA School to Career Focus Study
    Reading Based Grade 9- PV TSI
    12 Grade 9-12 PV-1 Grade 9-12
    Grade 9-12 Postgraduate Grade 9-12
    Academic Algebra! Math-PV Functional Math TSI Class
    Support & Language Based PV-1 Grade 9-12 \
    Intervention Grade 9-12 Grade 9-12
    Grade 9
    Grade 9-12
    Transitional and Geometry Science/Health PV Daily Life Science
    Vocational Language Based PV-1
    Grade 9-12
    Grade 9-10 Grad9-12
    Trig. And Social Studies PV Grade Community
    Algebra APs 9-12 Lang.Dev. And
    Language Based Communication
    PV-1 Grade 9-12
    Algebra II Reading PV Independent
    Living PV-1 Grade
    Grade 9-12 9-12
    Biology Intensive Math PV
    Grade 9-12
    Strategic Life Skills Management
    Reading PV Grade 9-12
    Academic Transitional/Vocational
    Support and Skills PV Grade. 9-12
    Intervention

    INCLUSION

    220069 Academic Support and Intervention 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    This class is a self-contained class of mixed grade students who have similar academic needs. Additional support is offered to increase success, as well as strategies instruction to facilitate access to the general education curriculum. Study skills development, organizational skills, and monitoring performance in content area classes will be an integral part of the program. Students will also learn self-determination and various lessons on life skills necessary for transition. Students will be on task and prepared to work at all times. Work habits, behavior, being prepared for class, and performance in content areas will affect the students' grade.

    722209 Transitional and Vocational 0.50 Credit Grades 9-10
    The course provides instruction that enables students to acquire and use strategies and skills to enhance their vocational independence as learners in the educational and community settings. Students explore school-to-career opportunities, individual strengths and weaknesses, and learn strategies for vocational and transitional success in their academic courses. In addition, students will be assisted with the transitional skills and post-secondary planning necessary to be successful in and beyond high school.

    LANGUAGE BASED

    010998 ELA Language Based 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    The secondary-level Language-Based English classes parallel Randolph High School's English curriculum, in which students will read and respond to a variety of literature. The specialized language-based approach is highly structured with direct instruction implemented at a slower pace, with a high level of repetition and review, in a more concrete manner. These classes focus on two major areas: literature and written language.

    020528 Algebra 1 Language Based 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    This course is designed to develop and strengthen mathematical skills. A variety of multimedia and traditional curriculum materials will be utilized to assist students in the mastery of Algebra skills. Students will work individually and cooperatively in small groups to apply skills to solve problems. This is an introductory course in algebra for college preparatory students. Major units include polynomials, factoring, equations, functions, graphing, radicals, and problem solving. The instruction of the course will be adapted to the needs of students in the language based classroom.

    020728 Geometry Language Based 1.00 Credit Grade 10
    This course is designed to develop and strengthen mathematical skills. A variety of multimedia and traditional curriculum materials will be utilized to assist students in the mastery of Geometry skills. Students will work individually and cooperatively in small groups to apply skills to solve problems. This course is a study of geometric principles in two and three dimensions. Major units include lines, planes, space, polygons, congruence, similarity, circles, constructions, proofs, and three-dimensional figures. Other topics include right triangle trigonometry and introductions to probability and transformations. The instruction of the course will be adapted to the needs of students in the language based classroom.

    020562 Algebra II (Language Based) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry
    This course is an enriched Algebra II course. Important Algebra II units covered include quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, rational equations and functions. In addition, units in sequences, complex numbers, and matrices will be covered. The instruction of the course will be adapted to the needs of students in the language based classroom.

    222102 Mathematics and Personal Finance (Language Based) 1.00 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
    This course examines the elements of living on your own in the “real world.” Students will be introduced to a variety of personal finance topics including career exploration, budgeting, banking and investing, credit, and major expenditures. This course will use Algebra and other math concepts to examine the many elements of managing money, living independently, and being a responsible consumer. In addition to independent and collaborative assignments, students will be required to participate in regular class discussions and will take part in real-world personal finance simulations. The instruction of the course will be adapted to the needs of students in the language based classroom.

    021582 Advanced Math Decision Making (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.
    This course is an engaging and rigorous course that prepares students for a range of future options in non-mathematics- intensive college majors or for entering work force training programs. It may also be an appealing elective for students pursuing pre-calculus and calculus. The course emphasizes statistics and financial applications and it prepares students to use algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and discrete mathematics to model arrange of situations and solve problems

    016018 Spanish 1 Language Based 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    This introductory course provides beginning Spanish students with immediate useful language skills. The course will be conducted half in Spanish. Frequent quizzes, tests, and/or rubric-based assessments will allow students to monitor their own progress. Homework will include the writing of short sentences, skits and paragraphs in Spanish. Cooperative learning is emphasized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. The students will learn basic skills of the language that are vital to success in future Spanish courses.

    030518 Biology Language Based 1.00 Credit Grade 9
    The secondary-level Language-Based Biology course parallels the Randolph High School's Biology curriculum, in which students will investigate life science concepts by developing their analytical and reasoning skills through the implementation of a highly structured environment with direct instruction applied at a slower pace, with a high level of repetition and review, in a more concrete manner. Specialized instruction will also focus on the test-taking strategies and skills needed for the MCAS Biology test, including but not limited to vocabulary acquisition, annotation of text, and open response writing. Students will conduct laboratory investigations to support class discussions and instruction. Topics to be covered include molecular biology, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, microbiology, and the human body's structure and function. The instruction of the course will be adapted to the needs of students in the language based classroom. Students must take the MCAS Biology test at the end of the course.

    PRE-VOCATIONAL

    701009 ELA-PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering basic reading comprehension skills to grade-level writing. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    720039 Math-PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering the number system to geometry. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    103049 Science PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering a variety of health and wellness areas. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    080549 Health PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering animal science, and basic introductions to chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    704305 Social Studies PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering various aspects of American history. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    061012 Spanish PV I 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with common core standards covering Spanish.

    010019 Reading PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering various levels of reading in order to best educate the students. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    707009 Intensive Math PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards designed to improve students' skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money skills, and their ability to tell time using an analog clock.

    724206 Life Skills Management PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering self-advocacy, personal skill identification, and independent living skills.

    723206 Transitional/Vocational Skills PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned where possible with the common core standards regarding the finding, obtaining, and retention of employment in the community.

    061022-LB Spanish PV 1.00 Credit Grade 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering Spanish.

    PRE-VOCATIONAL INTENSIVE

    723009 Functional ELA PV-1 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards. Functional language Arts course focuses on reading and writing needed for independent living, completing functional tasks, and accessing news and schedule documents. Using themed and data driven instruction, students will develop reading, writing and literacy knowledge and connect this information to independent living skills. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    72329 Functional Math PV-1 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards with a themed driven instruction focusing on skills that connect mathematics to real life independent living skills. It is a comprehensive and systematic progression of learning that includes multiple hands-on math tools, methods, materials and differentiated instruction. Students will access curriculum at their individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    039989 Daily Life Science PV-1 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum that builds on a student's awareness and cognitive development about the environment he or she lives in. The focus is on weather, appropriate clothing for weather, five senses, living and nonliving things, cause and effect, and describing objects. Students will access curriculum at their individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    222079 Language Development and Communication PV-1 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum in order to support students in exploring the world around them. From learning about holidays and jobs around their environment to exploring identify in terms of family and community. This encourages students to begin their social studies explorations as they examine themselves, their families, school community, and the community they live in. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    222099 Independent living PV-1 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum that builds on a student's ability to perform independent skills, home living, and personal care. The focus is on safety and hygiene, while there are many other parts of daily living that are practiced through repetition and hands-on participation. As progress and skills increase, tasks become more challenging in order to support students to become independent and active members of society. Students will access curriculum at their individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    051169 Music Seminar-PV 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    This course offers students in the Pre-Vocational Program the opportunity to learn about instruments, genres, performance, and music history. Students will have exposure to music from earliest times to current. They will experience music through listening, demonstration, and hands-on performance.

    PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL TO CAREER

    120486 School to Career PV 1.00 Credit Postgraduate
    This course offers individualized modified curriculum aligned with the common core standards covering employment requirements, job skills, internships, working relationships, and more. Students will access curriculum at their own individual pace, and are expected to do so in a variety of different learning styles.

    TARGETED SUPPORT INITIATIVE (TSI)

    220068 Focus Study 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: approval from administration
    Focus Study classes provide additional academic support to individuals who struggle with remaining on task in an academic setting. The class encourages students to utilize strategies to remain engaged in their academics while in a supportive environment. An academic liaison helps student organize their assignments, prioritize deadlines, and focus on their academic demands.

    140969 TSI Class 0.50 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: approval from administration
    TSI support classes are designed to meet the academic, social-emotional and behavioral health needs of students. The TSI support classes will be small in size with no more than eight students per period. These classes provide a supportive environment and offer tutorial-like assistance with coursework. The TSI education liaison will provide academic support to students individually, students in small groups, and may provide whole class instruction in areas such as organization, study skills, note-taking, and time management strategies. In addition, students in these classes will have access to online learning opportunities and the option to earn additional credits toward graduation requirements. Students can earn credit by taking on-line high school courses during the school day with support from the TSI academic liaison.

    PROGRAM COURSE REQUIREMENTS
    Inclusion/Language Based/TSI Program-students are required to fulfill the same MASS Core Graduation requirements of 26 credits.

    PV-Program
    PV- ELA 4.0 credits
    PV-Math 4.0 credits
    PV-Science and Health 2.0 credits
    PV-Social Studies 3.0 credits
    Electives (PV-Reading, PV-Intensive Math, PV Life Skills 6.0 credits
    Management or other electives offered by the school)
    Wellness 2.0 credits
    Fine/Performing Arts 1.0 credit
    Transitional 3.0 credits
    Community Service (60 hours) 1.0 credit
    26 credits

    PV-Post Graduates- students will be enrolled in PV School-to-Career classes for at least 5 periods of the day

    PV-Intensive Program
    Functional- ELA PV-1 4.0 credits
    Functional-Math PV-1 4.0 credits
    Daily Life Science 3.0 credits
    Electives (PV-Reading, PV-Intensive Math, PV Life Skills 1.0 credit
    Management or other electives offered by the school)
    Physical Education PV-1 4.0 credits
    Independent Living PV-1 4.0 credits
    PV- Transitional/Vocational Skills 2.0 credits
    Language Development and Communication PV-1 4.0 credits
    Community Service (60 hours) 1.0 credit
    26 credits

WELLNESS

  • 082019 Wellness 9 (CP) 0.50 Credit Grade 9
    Wellness 9 is a required course for freshmen. This course combines the study of health-related topics with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Some of the health-related topics covered include alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, nutrition, stress management, and violence prevention.

    082010 Wellness 10 (CP) 0.50 Credit Grade 10
    Prerequisite: Completion of Wellness 9
    Wellness 10 is a required course for sophomores. This course combines the study of healthrelated topics with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Some of the health-related topics covered include the Male Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System, Pregnancy, Childbirth, STD’s, and HIV/AIDS.

    080021 Team Sports I (Term I) (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Completion of Wellness 9 and Wellness 10
    This course is a balance of activities that include but are not limited to team sports such as: soccer, ultimate frisbee, football, volleyball, and basketball. The program encourages sportsmanship and teamwork.

    080022 Team Sports II (Term 2) (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    This course is a balance of activities that include but are not limited to team sports (depending on class size) such as; wiffle ball, Basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, mat ball. The program encourages sportsmanship and teamwork.

    080041 Life Activities I (CP) 0.50 Credit Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Signature of Physical Education Teacher and Administrator
    This course explores social and physical growth through life long activities. This class is a balance of activities that include but are not limited to individual and dual activities such as bocce, Frisbee-golf, golf and badminton. The program encourages sportsmanship, cooperative learning and growth thus promoting an active physical and social lifestyle as an adult. Class is limited to 12 students. 

    Please submit a request in writing to the Principal if you do not want your son/daughter to study topics that deal with sex education.

    Students who are medically excused from participating in the physical education components of the Well ness course must complete sports packets. If excused 4 weeks or longer, additionally assignments will be required.

WORLD LANGUAGES

  • The World Language (WL) program's role is to help students develop the cognitive skills necessary for language acquisition. The WL program currently offers three languages--Mandarin, French, and Spanish—so that students can achieve proficiency in at least one language other than English, and start realizing the benefits that multilingualism has to offer. Following the standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the WL program places primary emphasis on real communication. ACTFL organizes the Communication standard into three modes: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational.

    The WL program aims to prepare students to:
    Become effective communicators using the language to engage in meaningful conversations
    (interpersonal), to understand and interpret spoken language and written text (interpretive), and to present information, concepts, and ideas (presentational).
    Collaborate using their native and acquired languages to learn from and work cooperatively across communities and cultures with global team members, sharing responsibility and making necessary compromises while working toward a common goal.
    Frame, analyze, and synthesize information as well as negotiate meaning across language and culture in order to explore problems and issues from their own and different perspectives. Ultimately, students realize that people around the world have multiple ways of viewing and experiencing life.
    • Create and innovate to respond to new and diverse perspectives with respect and appreciation. Students use language in imaginative and original ways to make useful contributions, be agents of change, and pursue social justice at the local, national, and international levels.


    COURSE OFFERINGS FRENCH SPANISH MANDARIN 

    French I (CP) Spanish I (CP) Mandarin I
    French I (H) Spanish I (H) Mandarin II
    French II (CP) Spanish II (CP) Mandarin Culture
    French II (H) Spanish II (H)
    French Ill (CP) Spanish Ill (CP)
    French III(H) Spanish Ill (H)
    French IV (CP) Spanish IV (CP)
    French IV (H) Spanish IV (H)
    French (AP) Spanish V (CP)
    Spanish V (H)
    Spanish (AP)

    061325 Advanced Placement French 1.50 Credits Grade12 

    Prerequisite: A final grade of passing in French. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course.
    AP French students participate in a comprehensive study of the French-speaking world. Students are able to initiate and engage in conversations on a wide variety of topics using advanced grammatical structures accurately. Students will write short compositions including informal and formal correspondence, biography, advertisements, informative articles and persuasive essays. They will read articles, short stories, novels, plays and continue their study of film and music.

    061125 Advanced Placement Spanish l.SO Credits Grade12
    Prerequisite: A final Grade of 80% or higher in Spanish IV (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Spanish IV (CP). Mandatory summer work. Any student who does NOT take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course will receive HONORS not AP credit on their transcript. A fee is associated with the course. AP Spanish students study the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. Students are able to initiate and engage in conversations on a wide variety of topics using advanced grammatical structures accurately. Students will write short compositions including informal and formal correspondence, biography, advertisements, informative articles and persuasive essays. They will read articles, short stories, novels, plays and continue their study of film and music.

    061212 French I (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades9-ll
    This introductory French course provides students with little or no knowledge of French with useful language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral conversation is emphasized as students work in pairs/groups to use the target language. Course participants work weekly in the language lab in order to practice listening, speaking, and reading. Writing skills are developed through a systematic use of short paragraph writings and projects. The geography and culture of French-speaking countries are embedded in the text and video program. The students learn the basic building blocks of the language at a moderate pace. Students learn, and practice language related to daily themes of family, friends, school, and community. The success in this course is vital to future French language achievement. Students' proficiency will be measured through active participation, including but not limited to quizzes, tests, and homework.

    061211 French I (H) 1.00 Credit Grades9-11
    Prerequisite: Grade of 90% or higher in eighth grade French and teacher recommendation
    This introductory French course provides students with little or no knowledge of French with useful language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral conversation is emphasized as students work in pairs/groups to use the target language. Course participants work weekly in the language lab in order to practice listening, speaking, and reading. Writing skills are developed through a systematic use of short paragraph writings and projects. The geography and culture of French-speaking countries are embedded in the text and video program. The students learn the basic building blocks of the language at a quicker pace than the French I (CP) class. Students learn, and practice language related to daily themes of family, friends, school and community. The success in this course is vital to future French language achievement. Students' proficiency will be measured through active participation, including but not limited to quizzes, tests, and homework.

    061222 French II (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades9-12
    Prerequisite: Final grade of 74% or higher in French I (CP)
    French II is designed for students who have completed the French I course, and the goal is for the students to attain the level of intermediate speakers of the language. The four basic skills of language study, listening, speaking, reading and writing will continue to receive attention while emphasis will continue on listening and speaking in order to solidify our goal of making our learning the language functional through oral usage. The class is taught at a moderate pace. To establish the desired, communication between the teacher and the students, we shall review French I during the first few weeks of the first term. We shall conduct the class primarily in French. Active classroom participation, quizzes, tests, and homework will be used to measure students' proficiency. Overall, this course will meet the national standards as set by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and follow the state guidelines.

    061221 French II (H) 1.00 Credit Grades9-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in French I (H) or grade of 90% or higher in French I (CP) French II is designed for students who have completed the French I course, and the goal is for the students to attain the level of intermediate speakers of the language. The four basic skills of language study listening, speaking, reading and writing will continue to receive attention while emphasis will continue to be made on listening and speaking in order to solidify our goal of making our learning the language functional through oral usage. This course is taught at a more advanced pace. To establish the desired, communication between the teacher and the students, we shall review French I during the first few weeks of the first quarter. We shall conduct the class primarily in French. Active classroom participation, quizzes, tests, and homework will be used to measure students' proficiency. Overall, this course will meet the national standards as set by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and follow the state guidelines.

    061232 French III(CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Final grade of 74% or higher in French II (CP) French Ill is designed for students who have completed the French II course. The goal is for the students to attain the level of advanced speakers of the language. Throughout this course, students will continue to develop all skills they have learned in French I & II such as listening, writing, reading, and speaking. With emphasis to continue to be made on the four basic language skills for fluency and functionality, students will learn, compare and contrast popular aspects of the target language. To establish the desired communication between the teacher and the students, we will review French II and focus on tier 2 and 3 vocabularies while developing connection with the literature and culture of the target language. The course will be conducted primarily in French. This course is taught at a moderate pace. Active classroom participation, quizzes, tests and homework projects etc., will be used to measure students' proficiency. Overall, this course will meet the national standards as set by the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages and follow the state guidelines. We will therefore accentuate on communication, comparison, connection, culture and communities in order to provide a well-grounded knowledge of the target language to our students.

    061231 French Ill (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in French II (H) or grade of 90% or higher in French II (CP) French Ill is designed for students who have completed the French II course. The goal is for the students to attain the level of advanced speakers of the language. Throughout this course students will continue to develop all skills they have learned in French I & II such as listening, writing, reading, and speaking. While emphasis will continue to be laid on the four basic language skills for fluency and functionality, students will learn, compare and contrast popular aspects of the target language. To establish the desired communication between the teacher and the students, we will review French II and focus on tier 2 and 3 vocabulary while developing connection with the literature and culture of the target language. The course will be conducted primarily in French. This course is taught at a more advanced pace. Active classroom participation, quizzes, tests and homework projects etc., will be used to measure students' proficiency. Overall, this course will meet the national standards as set by the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages and follow the Massachusetts state guidelines. We will therefore accentuate on communication, comparison, connection, culture and communities in order to provide a well-grounded knowledge of the target language to our students.

    061242 French IV ( CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Final grade of 74% or higher French Ill (CP)
    French IV course provides a review of important concepts of French Ill and helps students strengthen their skill and proficiency levels in communication. Students are able to initiate and engage in conversation on a wide variety of topics and comprehend longer and more sophisticated readings about the contemporary French-speaking world. They will develop an appreciation of cultural customs through film, music, poetry, and legends. They will use advanced grammatical structures in both verbal and written communication.

    061241 French IV (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in French Ill (H) or grade of 90% or higher in French Ill (CP) French IV course provides a review of important concepts of French Ill and helps students strengthen their skill and proficiency levels in communication. Students are able to initiate and engage in conversation on a wide variety of topics and comprehend longer and more sophisticated readings about the contemporary French-speaking world. They will develop an appreciation of cultural customs through film, music, poetry, and legends. They will use advanced grammatical structures in both verbal and written communication.

    061012 Spanish I (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-11
    This introductory course provides beginning Spanish students with immediate useful language skills. With completion of this course, students will be able to greet and introduce people, describe themselves and others, and talk about their classes. Students will also be able to describe their families, their home, and order food in a restaurant. Cooperative learning is emphasized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. The students will learn basic skills of the language that are vital to success in future Spanish courses. Along with these skills, students will compare and contrast Hispanic cultures and traditions with their own culture.

    061011 Spanish I (H) / Spanish I (A) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-11
    Prerequisite: Grade of 90% or higher in 8th grade Spanish and/or teacher recommendation This introductory course provides beginning Spanish students with immediate useful language skills at a more accelerated pace than Spanish I CP. With completion of this course students will be able to greet and introduce people, describe themselves and others, and talk about their classes. Students will also be able to describe their families, their home, and order food in a restaurant. Cooperative learning is emphasized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. The students will learn basic skills of the language that are vital to success in future Spanish courses. Along with these skills, students will compare and contrast Hispanic cultures and traditions with their own culture.

    061022 Spanish II (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Final grade of 74% or higher in Spanish I (CP)
    The second-year Spanish course begins with a review of the concepts learned in Spanish I and continues to build students' knowledge of the Spanish language. Throughout this course, students will be able to talk about their friends and family, discuss what people do for a living, and describe daily activities. Students will also be able to describe where different people live. They will talk about the outcome of different events, discuss what people do for a living, and describe daily activities. Cooperative learning is emphasized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. Building upon the basic skills of the language, students will learn how to talk about the past and things that are current. Knowledge of these skills is vital to success in future Spanish courses. Along with these skills, students will compare and contrast Hispanic cultures and traditions with their own culture.

    061021 Spanish II (H) / Spanish II (A) 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Spanish I (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Spanish I (CP) The second-year Spanish course begins with a review of the concepts learned in Spanish I and continues to build students' knowledge of the Spanish language at a more accelerated pace than Spanish II (CP). Throughout this course, students will be able to talk about their friends and family, discuss what people do for a living, and describe daily activities. Students will also be able to describe where different people live. They will talk about the outcome of different events, discuss what people do for a living, and describe daily activities. Cooperative learning is emphasized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. Building upon the basic skills of the language, students will learn how to talk about the past and things that are current. Knowledge of these skills is vital to success in future Spanish courses. Along with these skills, students will compare and contrast Hispanic cultures and traditions with their own culture.

    061032 Spanish Ill (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Final grade of 74% or higher in Spanish II (CP)
    Spanish Ill provides a review of Spanish II concepts and helps students to build student skills and proficiency levels, picking up in the blue book where they left off in the previous year. Spanish Ill students will not only study geography, history, and culture of Spanish-speaking nations, but will also continue to master the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be able to express ideas and events in the present, past, and future tenses, and will finish the year able to use a new speaking mode unique to the romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, etc.). They will write advanced sentences and brief compositions, as well as present information and projects orally, either on their own or in groups as a skit. They will also read complex passages and articles and listen to authentic music from the Spanish speaking world. Within the course, students will discuss topics such as childhood, food shopping, the world around them, and vacations/travel. It is the department's intention that this course will pique student interest in the language and Spanish-speaking world, and students will gain more confidence in communicating in Spanish as they listen, read, speak, and write the language.

    061031 Spanish Ill (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Spanish II (H) or grade of90% or higher in Spanish II (CP) Spanish Ill provides a review of Spanish II concepts and helps students to build student skills and proficiency levels, picking up in the blue book where they left off in the previous year, at a more accelerated pace than Spanish Ill CP. Spanish Ill students will not only study geography, history, and culture of Spanish speaking nations, but will also continue to master the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be able to express ideas and events in the present, past, and future tenses, and will finish the year able to use a new speaking mode unique to the romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, etc.). They will write advanced sentences and brief compositions, as well as present information and projects orally, either on their own or in groups as a skit. They will also read complex passages and articles and listen to authentic music from the Spanish speaking world. Within the course, students will discuss topics such as childhood, food shopping, the world around them, and vacations/travel It is the department's intention that this course will pique student interest in the language and Spanish-speaking world, and students will gain more confidence in communicating in Spanish as they listen, read, speak, and write the language.

    061042 Spanish IV (CP) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Final Grade of 74% or higher in Spanish Ill (CP)
    The Spanish IV course provides a review of important concepts of Spanish Ill and helps students strengthen their skill and proficiency levels in communication. Students are able to initiate and engage in conversation on a variety of topics and comprehend longer and more sophisticated readings about the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. They will develop an appreciation of cultural customs through film, music, poetry, and legends. Within the course, students will discuss topics such as vacations, friendship, inventions, family, art and music. Students will learn about the master Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes de Saavedra, and the masters of art: Diego Velazquez, Pablo Picasso, and El Greco!

    061041 Spanish IV (H) 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Spanish Ill (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Spanish Ill (CP) The Spanish IV course provides a review of important concepts of Spanish Ill and helps students strengthen their skill and proficiency levels in communication. Students are able to initiate and engage in conversation on a variety of topics and comprehend longer and more sophisticated readings about the contemporary Spanish speaking world. They will develop an appreciation of cultural customs through film, music, poetry, and legends. Within the course students will discuss topics such as vacations, friendship, inventions, family, art and music. Students will learn about the master Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes de Saavedra, and the masters of art: Diego Velazquez, Pablo Picasso, and El Greco!

    061052 Spanish V (CP) 1.00 Credit Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Final grade of 74% or higher in Spanish IV (CP)
    This course is a continuation of Spanish IV. Students will demonstrate and continue to master the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. There is an increasing emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, and from this, an increasing emphasis on reading comprehension and conversation. Students will be able to exchange opinions and making suggestions, express their likes, dislikes, abilities, emotions. Students will be able to discuss and write about everyday topics such as art, music, media, school, family, goals and aspirations. The class will continue to study, compare and contrast Hispanic culture and traditions with their own.

    061051 Spanish V (H) 1.00 Credit Grade 12
    Prerequisite: Grade of 80% or higher in Spanish IV (H) or grade of 90% or higher in Spanish IV (CP) This course is a continuation of Spanish IV. Students will demonstrate and continue to master the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. There is an increased emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, reading comprehension and conversation. Students will be able to exchange opinions and making suggestions, express their likes, dislikes, abilities, emotions. Students will be able to discuss and write about everyday topics such as art, music, media, school, family, goals, and aspirations. The class will continue to study, compare and contrast Hispanic culture and traditions with their own.

    064012 Mandarin I 1.00 Credit Grades 9-12
    Mandarin I is an introduction to the Modern Standard Chinese language. The class provides beginning level students a focus on vocabulary development and the use of correct grammar structure. For speaking, students have opportunities to practice writing scripted short conversations in Mandarin. Students will learn how to write by following the proper stroke order. The themes will connect to daily life related to school and family by using the basic vocabulary (family, colors, weather and more). Various projects and activities will provide rich opportunities for students to explore the origin of the Chinese language culture, history, geography, music, arts and literature.

    064022 Mandarin II 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Mandarin I with a grade of 74% or higher or the student is a native speaker of Mandarin and is able to successfully do the class work at this level. Decisions for placement for students who have not taken Mandarin 1 will be made by the teacher. Mandarin II provides a review of the content covered in Mandarin I. Additionally the class will continue to build vocabulary and further develop the use of the grammar structure. Students will engage in short conversations with each other all in Mandarin. Students might translate and interpret simple text from Mandarin to English and English to Mandarin. There will be more time for oral production where students express their feelings, ideas and opinions in Mandarin. Cooperative learning will be utilized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. Students will be given a project on something they choose of interest about the Chinese culture. The project might include a focus on art, history and lifestyle of the Chinese people. Content rich activities will also be a part of this class.

    064022 Mandarin Ill 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Mandarin II with a grade of 74% or higher or the student is a native speaker of Mandarin and is able to successfully do the class work at this level. Decisions for placement for students who have not taken Mandarin I will be made by the teacher.
    Mandarin Ill provides a review of the content covered in Mandarin II. Additionally, the class will continue to build vocabulary and further develop the use of the grammar structure. Students will engage in short conversations with each other all in Mandarin. Students might translate and interpret simple text from Mandarin to English and English to Mandarin. There will be more time for oral production where students express their feelings, ideas and opinions in Mandarin. Cooperative learning will be utilized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. Students will be given a project on something they choose of interest about the Chinese culture. The project might include a focus on art, history and lifestyle of the Chinese people. Content rich activities will also be a part of this class.

    064022 Mandarin IV 1.00 Credit Grades 10-12
    Prerequisite: Mandarin Ill with a grade of 74% or higher or the student is a native speaker of Mandarin and is able to successfully do the class work at this level. Decisions for placement for students who have not taken Mandarin I will be made by the teacher.
    Mandarin IV provides a review of the content covered in Mandarin Ill. Additionally the class will continue to build vocabulary and further develop the use of the grammar structure. Students will engage in short conversations with each other all in Mandarin. Students might translate and interpret simple text from Mandarin to English and English to Mandarin. There will be more time for oral production where students express their feelings, ideas and opinions in Mandarin. Cooperative learning will be utilized as students listen, speak, read and write in the target language. Students will be given a project on something they choose of interest about the Chinese culture. The project might include a focus on art, history and lifestyle of the Chinese people. Content rich activities will also be a part of this class.