Individual Education Plan Services
- Manage and facilitate students' individualized education plans
- Liaison between students and their families and classroom teachers.
Vocational English I & II (Full Year) Prerequisite: Proper grade-level standing, IEP
These are a series of courses designed to help the student improve his/her individual skills in language arts and oral communications. Emphasis is placed on improving reading and comprehension skills. The practical aspects of English grammar and writing are also stressed.
American History (Full Year) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing with IEP or Counselor Recommendation
American History is designed to assist students who have reading difficulties in the study of the history of the United States. American History will offer a chronological approach to all periods of history with special emphasis on the social, economic and political history of our nation.
Co-taught Class Descriptions
American Government (1 semester) Prerequisite: Junior standing with IEP or counselor recommendation
American Government is designed to assist students who have reading difficulties in the study of the government of the United States. American Government will offer a thorough treatment of the government of the United States with special emphasis on the Constitution and the political systems. Because of the individualized nature of this class, students must have the recommendation of the counselor to enroll. Successful completion of the Illinois and U.S. Constitution tests are required to graduate.
Business Concepts (1 semester) Prerequisite: Junior standing, graduation requirement
Learning experiences focus on the understandings and skills needed to make decisions about the use of resources and prevention strategies that contribute to an improved quality of life. The course content includes the following duty areas: utilizing resources and consumer information by applying goal-setting and decision-making skills; evaluating use of resources to meet social, physical and psychological needs; maintaining health standards by applying safety information; applying consumer rights and responsibilities in the marketplace; accomplishing mutual goals by utilizing human resources; and analyzing resource/consumer management skills for decisions. Business Concepts fulfills the consumer education requirement for graduation.
Earth Science/Astronomy (Full Year) Prerequisite: Freshman standing, graduation requirement
This course is designed to help the student understand the basic concepts, terms, and principles of earth/space sciences. Topics that will be included in this course include: rocks and minerals, plate tectonics and earthquakes, volcanoes and soil formation, erosion, deposition and a trip through Geologic time, climate, climate change and earth, moon, and sun, the Solar System and Universe, and finally, the atmosphere and weather. Students will be given open-ended questions on these units to research and present to the class in a variety of methods including posters, power-point presentations, making models and experiments, and posting to a web-source. Labs are included to help students to understand the topics and meet the standards in the Common Core.
Physical Science (Full Year) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, graduation requirement
The Physical Science course of study relates to the exploration of the physical world around the student. Basic concepts are related to Chemistry and Physics. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture and demonstrations. Labs are included to help students to understand the topics and meet the standards in the Common Core.