Urbana High School
Curriculum Orientation
2009 - 2010
www.usd116.org/uhs
Agenda
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The UHS day
Graduation Requirements
Requirements and Electives
Courses
Activities
Registering for next year
Curricular Showcase (in Commons)
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The UHS Day
 Everyone starts at 8:00 a.m.
 Closed lunch hour and study support for all
9th and 10th graders
 Choice of 7 or 8 period day for all students
 Study halls only for seniors
 Students run on individual schedules, not
teams
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8 or 7 Periods?
*Recommended*
8-period Day
 8:00 a.m. to 3:16 p.m.
 6 academics + PE +
lunch
 7 credits per semester
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Optional
7-period Day
 8:00 a.m. to 2:22 p.m.
 5 academics + PE +
lunch
 6 credits per semester
Study Support and Teams
 Study Support: All 9th and 10th graders have 25
minutes of this classroom time before or after their
lunch. Small groups of 12 - 18 students. Academic
help is available.
 Teams: All 9th and 10th graders are on a team.
These numbered teams (no names) are actually
teams of teachers with "in common" students. Teams
serve as both support and "connection" for students.
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ALS: Academic Learning Support
 Required for many 9th - 11th graders but an option
for all.
 Credited/graded class.
 25 minutes of support for the student's math class
 25 minutes of support for English or other subjects
 Students receiving D or F in Math or English at the
marking periods may be moved out of an elective
and into ALS during the semester.
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Graduation Requirements
2012 - 2013
Curriculum
Academic Learning Support
Composition 9
World Studies – Social Science
World Studies – English
American Studies – Social Science
American Studies – English
Senior English
American Government
Consumer Education
Mathematics
Science
Health
Art/Music/Foreign Language
or Vocational Education
Physical Education
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Required Semesters
0-6
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1 (or pass proficiency test)
6
4 (2 physical science/2 life science)
1
2
7
Graduation Requirements
2010 - 2011
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Curriculum
Academic Learning Support
Composition 9
World Studies – Social Science
World Studies – English
American Studies – Social Science
American Studies – English
American Government
Consumer Education
Mathematics
Science
Health
Art/Music/Foreign Language
or Vocational Education
Physical Education
Required Semesters
0-6
2
2
2
2
2
1
1 (or pass proficiency test)
6
4 (2 physical /2 life science)
1
2
7
New Courses at UHS
 Career Explorations
 AP Spanish
 Transitional Bilingual and Heritage Spanish Language
 Introduction to Music Technology
 Health Occupations 1 & 2
 AP Comparative Government
 AP United States History
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English Requirements
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2 semesters of English in 9th grade
2 semesters of English in 10th grade
2 semesters of English in 11th grade
2 semesters of English in 12th grade (For class of 2012
forward)
9
10
11
12
*AP Prep Comp 9
*=weighted
*AP Prep World Studies-Eng
*AP Prep Am Studies-Eng
*AP Lit and Comp
American Studies-Eng
Literature and Comp
or
Writer's Workshop
Composition 9
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World Studies-Eng
English Electives
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Drama
Journalism#
Speech
Yearbook#
#Second-year students my take a weighted option
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Mathematics Requirements
 6 semesters
The following chart reflects the general course sequence. It is highly recommended that the student take
the Summer Bridge prior to any move to an AP Prep course.
*=weighted course
8
9
10
11
12
*AP Prep Algebra
*AP Prep Alg II
*AP Prep Geometry
*AP Prep Pre-Calc/Trig
*AP Calculus AB or
*AP Calculus BC
*AP Calc AB or
*AP Prep PreCalc/Trig or
Pre-Calc/Trig or
Stats w/ Financial Applic.
Pre-Calc/Trig or
College Algebra
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Pre-Calc/Trig or
Coll Algebra or
Stats w/ Financial Applic.
8th Grade Math
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
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Mathematics Electives
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Summer Math Bridge
Summer Algebra Preparations
Transitions in Math
Statistics with Financial Applications
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus/Trig
*AP Prep Pre-Calc/Trig
*AP Calculus AB
*AP Calculus BC
Note: There will be some variation depending on where a student
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Science Requirements
 2 semesters of life science (Biology or *AP Prep Biology)
 2 semesters of physical science (Integrated Physical
Science or *AP Prep Chemistry)
9
*AP Prep Biology
*=weighted course
Biology
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10
11
12
*AP Prep Chemistry
or
Chemistry
Physics
*Anatomy & Physiology
*AP Prep Physics
*AP Chemistry
*AP Biology
Earth & Space Sci.
*AP Biology
*AP Chemistry
*AP Physics C
*Anatomy & Physiology
Earth & Space Sci.
Integrated Physical Science
or
*AP Prep Chemistry
Chemistry
*AP Prep Chemistry
Earth & Space Science
Anatomy & Physiology
*AP Prep Physics
Physics
Physics
*AP Prep Physics
Earth & Space Science
*Anatomy & Physiology
*AP Biology
*AP Chemistry
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Science Electives
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
*AP Prep Chemistry
*Anatomy and Physiology
Physics
*AP Prep Physics
*AP Biology
*AP Chemistry
*AP Physics C
Note: There will be some variation depending on where a student
starts the science sequence.
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Social Science Requirements
 2 semesters of World Studies-SS (10th Gr)
 2 semesters of American Studies-SS (11th Gr)
or AP U.S. History (11th or 12th Gr)
 1 semester of American Government (Any Gr)
The following chart reflects the course sequence for required courses. American
Government is required but does not have a designated year of enrollment.
9
10
11
Am. Gov't.
*AP Prep World Studies
American Government
*=weighted course
*AP Prep American Studies
or *AP U.S. History
American Government
Am. Gov't.
Am. Gov't.
World Studies
American Government
American Studies
or *AP U.S. History
American Government
Am. Gov't.
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Social Science Electives
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African-American Studies
Ancient/Medieval World History#
Modern World History#
American History in Film & Music#
+Economics
+*AP Economics
*AP U.S. History
*AP Comparative Government
Sociology
+ meets consumer education requirement
Psychology
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#weighting optional for grades 10-12
Physical Educ. Requirements
 2009 - 2012:
 9th grade = 2 semesters of PE 9
 10th grade = 1 semester of Health; 1 semester of PE 10 (Driver Ed)
 2013:
 9th grade = 1 semester of Physical Education 9#; 1 semester of Health
 10th grade = 1 semester of PE 10 w/ Driver Ed; 1 semester PE 10
 All:
 4 semesters of Physical Education 11-12
#School
PE uniform required
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11
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Health
P. E. 9
Health
P.E. 10 (Driver Ed)
P.E. 11-12
P.E. 11-12
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Special Education/
Support Services
 Co-Taught Courses: Taught in the regular
ed classroom with a special education
teacher who assists with any needed
academic or behavioral accommodations.
 Instructional Courses: Taught by special
education teachers, these courses are
aligned to meet core requirements and some
electives.
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Special Education/
Support Services
 Educational Support Class: This is a combination
of teaching students better study skills and
assisting them with daily work from classes.
 The Learning Center: Available each period as a
“drop in” room for students who receive special
education services and need assistance with tests
and/or coursework during the the time they are
scheduled in general education class.
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Electives are for…
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Enhancing core courses
“Rounding Out” the educational experience
Allowing for exploration and personal growth
Providing more FUN in the schedule
Meeting college entrance requirements
Filling the needed credits for graduation
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Agriculture
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Basic Mechanics and Construction Technology
Advanced Construction and Technology I
Advanced Construction and Technology II
Advanced Mechanics and Technology I
Advanced Mechanics and Technology II
Environmental Science
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Applied Technology
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Intro Industrial Tech/Energy & Transport.
Electronics, Communication, and Production
Auto Mechanics 1, 2, 3-4
Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting 1-2#
#Weighting
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optional
Art
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Art 1
Honors Art 1
Art 2
Art 3# (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Pottery)
*AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2-D Design)
Photographic Arts
Advanced Photographic Arts#
Multimedia and Website Creations
Digital Imaging
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#Weighting
optional
Business
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Computerized Keyboarding I and II
Accounting 1A & 1B
+Business, Criminal, and Family Law#
+Personal Finance
Entrepreneurship
Word Processing
Desktop Publishing
Microsoft Excel--Spreadsheets
+ meets consumer education requirement
#Weighting optional
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Cooperative Education
 WECEP 1-2 (students age 14-15)
 Coop 1-2 and 3-4 (students age 16 and up)
 STEP (placement by IEP)
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Family & Consumer Science
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Child Development
Adv. Child Devel.
Food and Meal Preparation
+Independent Living
Introduction to Clothing
Housing and Home Furnishings
Parenting
Adult Living and Resource Management
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+ meets consumer education requirement
Foreign Language
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Introduction to Languages
French#
German#
Mandarin Chinese
Spanish#
#3rd,
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4th, and 5th year courses are weighted
Information Technology
 Programming in C++
 *Advanced Seminar
*Weighted
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course
Interdisciplinary Studies
 Executive Internship Program
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Music
 Music Theory
 Introduction to Music Technology
 Band (Symphonic Band#, Wind Ensemble#, Wind
Symphony#, Tiger Marching Band)
 Choir (UHS Singers, Concert Choir#, & Honors
Choir#)
 Orchestra (Symphonic Orchestra# & Chamber
Orchestra# )
#Students
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in grades 10-12 have a weighted option
Dual Credit Program
 Juniors and Seniors age 16 and qualifying GPA
 Take college-level courses at Parkland or at UHS
 Beginning Fall 2009, Health Careers program will
be offered at UHS and taught by Parkland faculty.
 See counselor for more details
#Students
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in grades 10-12 have a weighted option
School Sponsored Activities
Dramatics
Thespians
Yearbook
Multicultural
VCRs
Newspaper
Math Team
Interact
Literary
Democrat
Republican
Art
FFA
Humanities
Senate
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
National Honor Society
Foreign Language Clubs
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Varsity Athletics
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Football
Cross Country
Cheerleading
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Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Registration Info - 9th - 11th
 Teachers will give recommendations for core course
selections.
 Registration is done in small group settings.
 Students have a copy of their choices for parent review.
 Current UHS students will register throughout February.
 Student choices can be adjusted even after registration.
 A printout of the student's course selections is mailed home
in late spring.
 Phone or email your child's UHS counselor with any
questions. (217) 384-3511
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Registration Info - 8th Graders
 Teachers will give recommendations for core course
selections.
 Current UMS 8th graders will register at UMS during the
regular school day on Feb. 11 and 12.
 Registration is done in group settings.
 Students have a copy of their choices for parent review.
 Student choices can be adjusted even after registration.
 A printout of the student's course selections is mailed home
in late spring.
 Students from private middle schools need to call the
Counseling Office for a registration appointment.
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To the Commons…
 Join representatives of our UHS faculty for a
curricular showcase in the Commons.
 Counselors are available to answer questions.
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Urbana High School Curriculum Orientation