What is available?
AT (acceleration, advising, academics)
Math lab
Writers workshop
Homework Club
Individual teacher help after school
Parent Portal
What is available?
Dual Enrollment
Online Courses
Outside of the traditional school day
Educational Support Team
Guidance
3 Domains:
Academic planning
Career planning
Social and Emotional
Electives at CHS
Colchester High School
Electives
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Art
Business
Health
Music
PE
World Languages
CHS Art Department
CHS Art
Teachers
Vito
Cannizzaro
Anne
Cummings
Art Department Requirements
• All CHS students are required to take 1 credit
(2 semesters) of Fine Art - Visual Art or Music.
• All Art classes, except AP Studio Art, are one
semester classes, earning ½ credit per class.
• Learn, Think, Act, Create!/ Art 1 is a prerequisite
for all other art courses.
• After LTAC/ Art 1, Freshmen may take Mad
Mark-Making(Drawing), Clay Arts, The Laker
Brush-off(Painting), and Exploring the 3rd
Dimension(Sculpture).
Art Course Sequence
Learn, Think, Act, Create!
Mad Mark Making
The Laker Brushoff
Clay Arts
Exploring the 3rd
Dimension
Pixography
(11th or 12th grade, and ONE other Art
course after LTAC)
Clay Arts 2
The 3rd Dimension
and Beyond
Dynamic Design
(Mad Mark Making, or The Laker Brushoff
CHS Art Warrior: A. P. Studio Art
(11th or 12th grade, LTAC, and TWO other Art courses.)
CHS
Business & Technology Department
Business Offerings
Business & Technology Skills
(Graduation Requirement)
Accounting: Manual &
Automated
(Elective)
Yearbook Publishing (elective)
Personal Finance (elective)
Business & Technology Skills
• Keyboarding
• Basic Operations of Microsoft Office Suite
– Word
– Excel
– Access
– PowerPoint
– Publisher
• Business Communications/Entrepreneurship
Accounting (1 credit)
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Basic Accounting Concepts
Manual Accounting Practice
Automated Accounting
Job Shadow
Personal Finance (.5 credit)
Major Themes:
Setting Financial Goals
Managing Your Money
Earnings
Savings & Investing
Spending: Identity Theft, Credit Cards
CHS Health Department
Health Requirements
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One semester class is required. Students may
elect to take Food! From Soil to Stomach as
an elective.
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Student can choose either Human Ecology or
Life 101 Both of these courses meet the
graduation requirement.
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Human Ecology is designed for grades 9 & 10.
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Life 101 is designed for grades 11 & 12.
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Food! From Soil to Stomach is designed for
grades 9-12 and is an elective credit.
Human Ecology
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Topics to be covered:
Personal Health; Prevention/Healthy
Lifestyles, Stress Management
Communication, Goal Setting, Decision
Making and Refusal Skills
Nutrition
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
Human Sexuality
Food! From Soil to Stomach
Topics to be covered:
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Sustainability
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Food systems: global, local, organic,
conventional
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Explores the many facets of food: growing,
cooking and eating.
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Gardening
CHS Music Department
Evan Peltier– Melissa Towle
These courses fit into the Fine
Arts requirement.
Instrumental
Colchester Concert Band
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year long course / 1.0 credit
Colchester Jazz Orchestra
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year long course / 1.0 credit
Basic Guitar
 Semester
course / 0.5 credits
 For the beginning guitarist
Beginning Piano
Semester course / 0.5 credits
For the beginning pianist
Intermediate Piano
Semester course/0.5 credits
Designed to build on beginner piano
Music Technology
Semester course / 0.5 credits
Compose, create, and record music
Choir
Chorus
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year long
1.0 credit
open to all students and abilities
Concert Choir
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year long
1.0 credit
teacher recommendation required
Chamber Singers
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year long
1.0 credit
by audition
Physical Education
Physical Education
Tom Perry, Morgan Samler & Courtney Goetz
All students are required to
complete 1.5 credits of PE for
graduation.
PE is offered each semester.
CHS offers 25 different units.
PE Units
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Racquetball
Badminton
Fencing
Mountain Biking
Orienteering
Climbing wall
Ropes Course
Canoeing
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Skiing/Snowshoeing
Table Tennis (ping-pong)
In-line skating
Archery
Dance
Crossfit
Team Sports
Personal Fitness
World Languages at CHS
French and Spanish
Bienvenue
Hola
World Language Requirements
• There is NO language graduation requirement at CHS.
• All students are encouraged to enroll in a language.
• College bound students should plan to take a minimum
of two years of a language.
• Competitive colleges are looking for three to four
consecutive years.
World Language Offerings
• French I through French IV
• Spanish I through Spanish IV
• Level V is not offered annually in either language.
It will be offered as enrollment and staffing
allow.
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