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*College Credit Plus @ MCHS (60 College Semester hours)
-English III, English IV, Government, Anatomy, Speech, Spanish III, Drawing through Urbana University
-Advanced Math and College Prep Math though Bluffton University
-Digital Electronics, Comp. Integrated Manufacturing, Biomedical Innovations and Biomedical Interventions through Rhodes State College
Tentative 2016/17 College Credit Plus
-Psychology, Economics, College Algebra
2015-16 new courses at MCHS:
Psychology, .50 credit, Grades 11 and 12 -- Psychology is the study of the mind and how behavior is associated with it. Topics for the semester will build a basic foundation of the field as well as provide a very applicable knowledge base for day to day life and knowing how to understand and live with one another. Topics include nature vs. nurture, A and B type personalities, temperaments, gender differences, the teenage mind, addictions and Abnormal Psychology. Grades will include classwork assignments, experimental design components, lab work, quizzes, tests and an individual project chosen by the student.
Sociology, .50 credit, Grades 11 and 12 -- Sociology is the study of human societies or groups and the dynamics of the human behavior and choices produced as a result of that group. Themes include the history of its development, relationship between classes and status, and the institutions and the organization developed in them. In this introductory course we will be studying the distinctions between different cultures including traditions, status and classes, symbols, religions and feelings expressed and passed down from generation to generation. Grades will include class work, research, quizzes, tests and independent projects.
Speech, .50 credit, Grades 11 and 12 -- Speech focuses on training a person for public speaking, as well as obtaining the feeling of self-adequacy and high self-esteem that can last a lifetime. Students will learn how to prepare speaker notes, and how to begin and end a speech. Types of speeches will vary but may include the following: introductory, informative, persuasive, motivational, sales, entertainment, eulogy, commencement, radio and television, and interviewing.
Environmental Science, 1.00 credit, Grades 11 and 12 -- Environmental Science advances student understanding of environmental issues of today and the future. Over the course of the year students will explore Ecology, Populations, Geology, as well as Mineral and Energy Resources. Included in this course will be case studies to provide a balanced approach to environmental topics, including but not limited to ecology, Earth science, health, and policy issues. Overall, students will develop an understanding of environmental issues related to the function and well being of Earth, both globally and in individual ecosystems.
Essentials of Business, .50 credit, Grades 11 and 12 -- This semester-long course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students. The main focus is on the functions that a company – whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery store – must manage effectively to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship. Throughout the course, students may be asked to answer questions or to reflect on what they've read in their notes. The notes are not graded. Rather, they are a way for students to extend their thinking about the lesson content. Students may keep handwritten or typed notes.
Personal Financial Literacy, .50 credit, Grades 11 and 12 -- Personal Financial Literacy is a semester-length elective designed to help high school students prepare for success in making financial decisions throughout their lives. Topics in the course address the advantages of making sound financial decisions in both the short and long term, income planning, money management, saving and investing, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Upon completion of Personal Financial Literacy, students should possess the knowledge and skills needed to do the following: Find and evaluate financial information from a variety of sources when making personal financial decisions, understand the role of income, taxes, and research in developing and planning a career path and develop systems for managing money (including saving and investing) tied to personal financial goals.