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56th Street Singers (Pop Beginning Choir) (College Prep)
C716CF/C716CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Pop Choir is a small ensemble of beginning and intermediate singers with an emphasis on contemporary a cappella, vocal jazz, pop music and culture, with limited choreography. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Advanced Computer Applications (College Prep)
C067CF/C067CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have permission of the instructor

Course Description:
Advanced Computer Applications is a course that integrates computer technology, decision-making, and problem- solving skills. Areas of instruction include advanced applications and integration of the Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Additionally, students will have hands on experience with the use of emerging technologies such as digital movies, web casting, digital communications including PDAs, blackberries, and writing tablets.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Advanced Web Design (College Prep)
C065CF/C065CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have taken Web Page Design or have permission of the instructor.

Course Description:
Students will design advanced components for the web. These include sounds, animations, menus, and interactive elements. The class is primarily centered on the programs in Macromedia Studio 8 including Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks. The development of a professional web design portfolio is a critical element of this class.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Algebra I (College Prep)
C011CF/C011CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None. A calculator is required.*

Course Description:
Develop algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations and achieve an understanding of the concepts and applications of Algebra. Explore properties of real numbers, solve linear and quadratic equations and linear inequalities, evaluate mathematical expressions and functions, sketch and interpret graphs, investigate operations of polynomials and exponents, and solve systems of equations and inequalities.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Algebra II (College Prep)
C013CF/C013CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I CP and Geometry CP or teacher recommendation. A graphing calculator is required.*

Course Description:
Continue to refine computational and manipulative skills and further develop skills in solving linear, quadratic, and absolute value equations and inequalities. Continue the study of various functions and relations, expanding into polynomial equations, rational equations, radical equations, and logarithmic and exponential equations. Explore the solution and graphs of systems of equations and inequalities. Learn about the complex numbers and conic sections. The recommended graphing calculator is the TI 83+ or TI 84+ (any version).

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Apps Programming for Handheld Devices (College Prep)
C048CF/C048CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have one semester of Java or C++ or permission of the instructor.

Course Description:
Student will develop games and other “Apps” for Android-based devices (e.g., cell phones) using Java, XML, HTML. Development for PALM PRE, iPad, iPhone and iPod, and similar device will also be covered in lesser detail. The students will be encouraged to develop Apps that might be applied in the real world. The entire development cycle will be studied from inspiration, analysis, design, programming, testing, marketing, and support. Java will be the primary language used, but this course is not about learning the Java language, but rather using it in the “real world”. However, the students’ programming language skills will be greatly enhanced. Design and using the “tools’ necessary to perform the entire process are the thrust of the course.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Art History (College Prep)
C702CF/C702CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course is an academic non-performance based class. Students learn the history of western art from prehistoric art to contemporary art. Archaeology, sculpture, architecture, fundamentals of design, style, medium related scientific discovery, and causative cultural influences are discussed. Visual lectures, discussions and hands-on- activities are the teaching methodology used to enhance the appreciation of art. Students receive grades based on discussions, projects, visual tests and a final examination. A field trip to a major art museum is included to reinforce the students’ classroom experience.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Beginning Concert and Marching Band (College Prep)
C722CF/C722CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
The structure of the daily learning experience includes development of instrumental technique, ensemble blend and balance, and musical expression. Required rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless excused by Band Director or Administration. *After review of curriculum requirements, Academic credit may be awarded for students in their 3rd and 4th semesters and Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Band Director will determine these requirements and the achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Beginning Orchestra (College Prep)
C729CF/C729CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an ensemble designed for students with intermediate or advancing ability on a string instrument. The class curriculum focuses on nurturing the personal growth of each member in the areas of technique, style, and musicality. A broad range of repertoire will be explored. Students will have numerous performance and learning opportunities. All members are expected to practice individually and to attend musical performances off-campus. Performances are required, including participation in ISSMA solo/ensemble and ISSMA Organizational contest (when applicable). *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Orchestra Director.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Ceramics I (College Prep)
C748CF/C748CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This course is a basic introduction to ceramics. Hand building techniques including slabs, molds, pinching and stamping will be learned using low-fire clays. All work will be kiln-fired using slip decoration and low-fire glazes. Accurate journals will be kept to record data using iPads. Additionally, iPads are used for research on the internet.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Ceramics II (College Prep)
C705CF/C705CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Ceramics I with a grade of “B” or better and approval of instructor. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Handbuilding and wheel throwing will be explored using high fire clays, with a concentration on form. Surface application techniques, slip decoration, resist, underglazes and glazes will be used on clay forms. Historical and technical information along with kiln firing will be learned. Accurate journals will be kept to record glazing data. Ipads are used to research projects and record progress. Many illustrated books , as well as current ceramic magazines as well as current magazines are available for students to use.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Composition (College Prep)
C131CF/C131CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Required for juniors enrolled in English 11CP. Sophomores in English 10CP may take the course with special permission from department chairs.

Course Description:
This course focuses on correct grammatical usage, punctuation, and sentence structure by implementing them in the writing process. Students are assigned narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive compositions. Emphasis is placed on composing, editing, and revision. As preparation for the college application process, one of the college advisors will talk to the class, disseminate information, and answer questions. Students will research three possible college choices and create a PowerPoint presentation on them. They will then choose one of the three colleges, do more in-depth research, and write an expository essay. Additionally, students will create a resume and write a college essay. These documents are then given to the college advisors to keep on file. Journaling is incorporated as a writing strategy

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Concert Choir: Beginning Chorus (College Prep)
C711CF/C711CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Costuming I (College Prep)
C757CF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
The nature of this course allows for two successive semesters of Costume I and II. Students enrolled in this class will concentrate on learning the use of the equipment and sewing techniques which will be used in building costumes. Students enrolled in the second semester of this class will read plays and explore the relationship between theatre and history with particular attention paid to the garments. These activities incorporate various elements of culture, analysis, response, the creative process, and integrated studies. The students examine the value of theatrical costumes as a means of integrating history and culture, pinpoint significant fashion and costume trends of the theatre, and analyze various periods and styles.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Costuming II (College Prep)
C784CF/C784CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Costuming I

Course Description:
The nature of this course allows for two successive semesters of Costume I and II. Students enrolled in this class will concentrate on learning the use of the equipment and sewing techniques which will be used in building costumes. Students enrolled in the second semester of this class will read plays and explore the relationship between theatre and history with particular attention paid to the garments. These activities incorporate various elements of culture, analysis, response, the creative process, and integrated studies. The students examine the value of theatrical costumes as a means of integrating history and culture, pinpoint significant fashion and costume trends of the theatre, and analyze various periods and styles. Additionally, the students explore career opportunities in theatre costuming, attend and critique theatrical productions, and recognize the responsibilities and the importance of the individual theatre patron in the community.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Creative Writing (College Prep)
C117CF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This course does not take the place of composition. Students may choose to take this course for either academic or college prep credit. Requirements will vary depending on the academic credit chosen.

Course Description:
This course is for self-motivated students who have the desire to practice and perfect their art of writing. Students learn the writing process and develop and nurture their creativity in a variety of forms such as writing children’s literature, plays, short stories, and poetry. Additionally, the course provides opportunity to develop editing and workshop skills.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Digital Citizenship (College Prep)
C049CF/C049CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Digital Citizenship prepares students to use vital technology skills in an effective and appropriate manner to prepare them for a successful Cathedral experience. Essential computer applications for their high school success are emphasized (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, cloud computing, iPad integration-Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Apps; Digital Images, also critical keyboarding instruction). Following our Holy Cross values, students delve deep into the ethical, legal and moral components of Digital Citizenship. Students also study how to protect personal identity when using technology. Each Cathedral student learns the importance of protecting their digital brand.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Drama in Literature (College Prep)
C116CF/C116CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Course Description:
This course is a unique blend of speech, drama, and literature. Students develop and master oral presentation and drama techniques including skills such as voice, gestures, eye contact, and body language. In addition to performance skills, students learn to analyze a piece of literature to assist in choosing the appropriate method of presentation. The students learn critical judgment of presentations by critiquing other students and themselves.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Drawing I (College Prep)
C744CF/C744CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Develop traditional observational and drawing technique, beginning with a simple line. Learn to render value and form through a study of light and shadow. Color will also be introduced. Explore basic media, including graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil, and develop compositional awareness with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design. Subjects will include a series of object studies and personal reference images.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Drawing II (College Prep)
C703CF/C703CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Grade of “B” or above in Drawing I or teacher approval with a portfolio. Open to all students.

Course Description:
Continue to develop foundational drawing and observational skills through exposure to new media and subject matter. Study portrait and figure drawing, further explore composition, and also create a project of choice. Media introductions and exploration may include work with pastel, pen and ink, scratchboard, printmaking and watercolor.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Elective PE: Wellness and Self Defense (College Prep)
C908CF/C908CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Physical Education 1

Course Description:
This course is designed to develop a total body workout for lifetime wellness. Different types of training programs will be compared, researched and implemented. This course will be tailored to each individual’s personal fitness level. Students will also learn personal safety techniques and strategies to avoid potentially violent circumstances.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 10 (College Prep)
C112CF/C112CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Sophomore course for College Prep English students.

Course Description:
This course is an analytical and historical study of American literature from colonial times to present day. An emphasis is placed on thematic understanding and investigation of literary art forms and vocabulary acquisition. Students apply their knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words and use those words accurately in their oral and written communications. They read, understand and respond to various selections from American literature while analyzing organizational patterns and themes within selections and eras and evaluating various authors’ positions. Students combine the strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description in written and oral presentations. They compose business letters and write coherent and focused essays that show a well-defined point of view and tightly reasoned argument. While delivering focused and coherent oral presentations, students convey clear and distinct perspectives and solid reasoning while using gestures, tone and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose. Finally, they demonstrate a command of standard English writing conventions and the research, organizational and drafting strategies of the writing process and exhibit an awareness of audience and purpose.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 11 (College Prep)
C113CF/C113CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Junior course for College Prep English students.

Course Description:
A survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. The course operates at a pace that provides students with time to read, interpret, analyze, communicate, and write. Reading and understanding text, as well as annotating and note taking, are prioritized. Students will be assessed in traditional ways and also work on individual and group projects. Students engage in a research essay with a systematic approach in the second semester. This course also offers the introduction, review, and application of vocabulary words from SAT lists that are studied throughout the school year.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 12 (College Prep)
C114CF/C114CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Senior course for College Prep English students.

Course Description:
This English course reinforces the skills necessary for college success. Non-fiction and fiction is read, annotated, summarized, and analyzed reinforcing grammar, vocabulary, and complex reading skills. Major works such as The Iliad, The Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, and Shakespeare, along with short stories and poems, are studied in depth and applied to other disciplines. Research papers are completed for college preparation.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 9 (College Prep)
C111CF/C111CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Freshman course for College Prep English students.

Course Description:
Genre-survey course building reading and writing skills necessary for success in high school and college. Strengthening reading comprehension and annotation skills in fiction texts including Greek mythology, short stories, Shakespeare, and novels. Independently read and produce end projects for 3-4 books throughout the school year. Academic research and nonfiction analytical skills culminate in a formal 2-3 page research paper in the spring. Composition skills focus on development of thesis statement, well developed body paragraphs, introductions and conclusions, grammar and mechanics, MLA formatting, and vocabulary acquisition. Project-based assignments, oral presentations, vocabulary and grammar lessons throughout the year.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (College Prep)
C851CF/C851CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to students who are interested in pursuing Business in college.

Course Description:
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures introduces entrepreneurship, and develop skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture. The entrepreneurial process of opportunity recognition, innovation, value proposition, competitive advantage, venture concept, feasibility analysis, and “go to” market strategies will be explored through mini case studies of successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurial start-ups. Additionally, topics of government and legal restrictions, intellectual property, franchising location, basic business accounting, raising startup funding, sales and revenue forecasting and business plan development will be presented through extensive use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Etymology (College Prep)
C151CF/C151CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in College Prep. English

Course Description:
Like Etymology for Academic and Honors students, this course allows students to study the Latin and Greek origins of words, but gives the students more time to assimilate the material. Emphasis is placed on learning prefixes, suffixes, and root words derived from Latin and Greek to strengthen and to enhance vocabulary growth. Additional course work includes learning derivatives based on these prefixes, suffixes, and root words, and doing activities which require usage of the words. This elective can provide invaluable vocabulary assistance for the SAT, ACT, and future college work

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Fiber Arts (College Prep)
C707CF/C707CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Students in Fiber Arts engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production that lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create fiber art works utilizing processes such as loom and non-loom construction, dyeing, coiling, and silk painting. Students will reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Film Studies (College Prep)
C158CF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
In this class, students will study and analyze film as an artistic medium with its various genres, conventions, and techniques. Students will apply the skills of analysis and interpretation to a variety of film genres and styles, considering how film acts simultaneously as entertainment, narrative form, artistic expression, and cultural artifact. Students will participate in film viewing, keep viewing logs, complete in-class and creative projects, read and annotate excerpts from Gianetti’s Understanding Movies, and write three analytical response papers.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French I (College Prep)
C211CF/C211CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students enrolled in the College Prep level.

Course Description:
This introductory French course is an introduction to the French language and culture. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn about the different cultures and peoples of the French speaking world as they prepare to enter our global society. This course is specifically designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled at the College Prep English level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French II (College Prep)
C212CF/C212CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I CP or equivalent or permission of teacher. Open to students enrolled in the College Prep level.

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of the study of the French language for students who are enrolled at the College Prep English level. The course continues to help the student develop the necessary language skills for proficiency in a second language. Students will continue their study of the French speaking world.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French III (College Prep)
C213CF/C213CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II CP or equivalent or permission of teacher. Open to students enrolled in the College Prep level.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Students will be introduced to various genres of literature and music which will continue to strengthen their reading and listening skills. During the course year there will also be many opportunities to engage in a variety of cultural exchanges.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Geometry (College Prep)
C031CF/C031CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I CP and recommendation of Algebra I teacher. A calculator is required.*

Course Description:
Explore modern Euclidean geometry with an emphasis on logical thinking and the problem-solving concepts and skills learned in Algebra I. Examine three-dimensional geometry and basic trigonometry and its applications. Further develop algebraic skills by applying algebraic concepts to detailed geometry problems, and investigate real-world applications of geometry. Students in Geometry may use a graphing calculator or a regular scientific calculator. The recommended scientific calculator is the TI30XS and the recommended graphing calculator is the TI 83+ or TI 84+ (any version).

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Gospel Choir: Beginning Chorus (College Prep)
C718CF/C718CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Health Education (College Prep)
C911CF/C911CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None. Open to freshmen and sophomores.

Course Description:
Analyze the importance of a commitment to lifetime wellness by exploring the effect of health behaviors on one’’s quality of life. Exhibit first aid and safety skills, delve into proper nutritional habits, and personal health practices. Analyze universal health issues, such as environmental and community health, and broaden knowledge of emotional and mental health, substance abuse, and disease prevention and control.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

In Our Village (College Prep)
C157CF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all juniors and seniors. Course available during the fall semester only of even numbered years.

Course Description:
Based on the book In Our Village, juniors and seniors write essays chronicling life at Cathedral, and published book will be available for distribution the following semester. Focus will be on narrative/non-fiction writing and interview techniques. In addition, the history of East Africa, a limited study of Swahili, and fiction related to Africa will be covered. Emphasis on previous responsibility for deadlines will be seriously considered for acceptance into the class. This course is available for either College Prep and Academic credit.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Interactive Digital Media (College Prep)
C802CF/C802CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have completed Digital Citizenship or have permission of the instructor.

Course Description:
Students will become competent in creating, designing and producing secure interactive media products and services for business and industry. This course emphasizes the development of digitally-generated or computer enhanced products using multimedia technologies. Essential skill areas include but are not limited to Animation, Media Design, Interactive Digital Media, Audio/Visual Production and Digital Imaging. Hands-on products would include but not limited to webcasting/podcasting, movie making, communication tools (cell phones, iPhones, iPods), using digital camcorders/cameras. Students will develop an understanding of IT professionalism including the importance of ethics, communication skills, and knowledge of the program.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Intro to Athletic Development I (College Prep)
C901CF/C901CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Physical Education I or Physical Education II

Course Description:
Understand the components of a successful strength training program, and build a foundation for proper progression of athletic development. Develop proper mechanics in the most basic movement patterns, while identifying strengths and weaknesses to ensure long term progress.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Intro to Strength and Conditioning II (College Prep)
C902CF/C902CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Introduction to Athletic Development. Open to all students.

Course Description:
Execute proper weightlifting mechanics and examine the importance of good nutrition and exercise in promoting wellness. Increase agility and speed development in addition to core strength and flexibility.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Introduction to Business (College Prep)
C801CF/C801CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to freshmen and sophomores.

Course Description:
Introduction to Business introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. The course covers business management, entrepreneurship, marketing fundamentals, and business ethics and law. The course further develops business vocabulary and provides an overview of business and the role that business plays in economic, social, and political environments.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Introduction to Robotics (College Prep)
C960CF/C960CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Students will learn the purpose of the major components of a robot and how they function. Course will involve building a simple robot. Students will learn code and write simple commands.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (College Prep)
C740CF/C740CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Recommended for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Course Description:
This course is designed for sports fans who like to draw, paint and/or create original artwork. Intro to 2D Art will teach students how to draw realistic pieces regardless of their ability level or previous experience. Students will improve their hand - eye coordination and their ability to communicate through design, both of which are essential in achieving success in art. Projects will allow students to create original works of art from their own interest in sports and their own abilities. A variety of art styles, art mediums and master artists will be studied to broaden each student’s overall knowledge of art.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Jazz Ensemble (College Prep)
C723CF/C723CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students by permission of Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

Course Description:
In-depth study of jazz styles, interpretation, and improvisation forms the core of this course. Concurrent membership in Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Concert Band, Orchestra or Choir is required unless otherwise approved by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advancing level provided that defined standards are achieved. Rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the Jazz Band Director or Administration. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Jewelry I/Metalsmithing (College Prep)
C734CF/C734CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Students in Jewelry engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production that lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students will create jewelry using a variety of materials such as metal, glass, beads and leather. They will utilize the processes such as cold connections, enameling and fusing. Students will reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Journalistic Writing (College Prep)
C135CF/C135CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Students will learn interviewing, note-taking and writing techniques for completing a variety of journalistic assignments, including news and feature stories and personality profiles. Students will learn how to apply Associated Press style rules to their writing and will submit their work to the Megaphone newspaper and Cathedran yearbook. Students interested in improving their writing skills and/or working on the student newspaper or yearbook should consider this course. While not required, any student who plans to take yearbook or newspaper should enroll in this course.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Law Education (College Prep)
C582CF/C582CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students. This course is designed for Academic and College Prep.

Course Description:
The primary focus of this course is the Bill of Rights and its application in our current legal world. This focus expands into the areas of criminal, civil, consumer, family and housing law.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music History and Appreciation (College Prep)
C701CF/C701CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course enables students to explore the nature of music and major musical style periods. An emphasis is placed on listening, analyzing and utilizing music vocabulary. Students study the elements of music including melody, rhythm, harmony, form, texture, and musical notation. Classical, jazz, musical theater, gospel, and rock 'n' roll will be studied.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

PE Athletic Waiver (College Prep)
C909CF/C909CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Student-athletes competing in an IHSAA sanctioned sport or Cathedral club sport at the JV or Varsity level may apply for a waiver based on the following criteria: must meet Indiana state standards, must apply for the waiver within the mandated time frame, must finish the season in good standing, and must complete journals and reflection papers throughout the semester. Additional programs in which a student participates in intensive physical training that is individual sport specific and includes competitions (comparable to Olympic training level) may also be eligible for a waiver.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Peer Mentoring (College Prep)
C314CF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only by selection.

Course Description:
The Peer Mentor Program flows from the Gospel message "Love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12) Mentors are trained with interpersonal communication skills, listening skills, social skills and the ability to lead small groups. Established in 1986, the Peer Mentor Program is designed to enhance the connectedness between the freshman student and the Cathedral community as a whole. Interested seniors are invited to participate in the application and interview process.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Personal Financial Responsibility (College Prep)
C852CF/C852CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Personal Financial Responsibility address the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision-making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. A project based approach and application through authentic settings such as work based observations and service learning experiences are appropriate. Direct, concrete applications of mathematics proficiencies in project are encouraged.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Photography (College Prep)
C770CF/C770CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to Grades 9-12. A 35mm camera (manual) is strongly recommended.

Course Description:
Photography students engage in art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. This course is designed to give the student an experience and understanding of photography and how it relates to the visual arts. The students will have extensive darkroom experience in which they will process film and develop prints for each of their projects. The focus is on composition and technical skills.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Photography II (College Prep)
C771CF/C771CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Photography I with a grade of “B” or better and approval of instructor. A 35mm digital camera is required

Course Description:
This course is designed to give students an advanced experience and understanding of Digital Photography in relation to fine art. Students will be assigned thematic projects and will be expected to participate in classroom discussions. Students will be given the opportunity to learn Adobe Photoshop using school provided MacBook Pro laptops.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Photojournalism (College Prep)
C138CF/C138CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Photography 1 (Fine Arts Department Course), Journalism: Journalistic Writing or permission of the instructor

Course Description:
Students will learn both basic and advanced composition and shooting skills for a digital single lens reflex camera. Class participants will shoot photos for the Cathedran yearbook and the Megaphone newspaper and write captions for those photos. Students will learn how to use shutter speed, aperture and manual settings on their cameras and apply the rule of thirds, leading lines and other composition skills to their photos. Students should own or have access to a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera rather than a phone or point-and-shoot digital to successfully complete class assignments.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Physical Education I (College Prep)
C912BF/C912GF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course presents physical activity as a lifetime commitment. This course includes skill development and application of rules and strategies in at least three of the following areas: health-related fitness activities, aerobic exercise, team and individual sports, outdoor pursuits, self-defense, dance and recreational games. Activities include speedball, speed-a-way, soccer, softball, flag football, cross-country, team handball, and volleyball. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluations. This course should be completed before the student begins his/her junior year.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Physical Education II (College Prep)
C912BS/C912GS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course continues the emphasis on physical activity as a lifetime commitment developed in Physical Education I. Students are provided with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increase their knowledge of fitness concepts. The course includes skill development and application of rules and strategies in the areas not covered in Physical Education I through activities such as basketball, badminton, weight training, track and field, tennis, dance, and recreational games. In addition to ongoing written and performance-based skill evaluations, this course will include a discussion of related careers.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Physical Science, ICP (College Prep)
C455CF/C455C 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisites: Open to freshmen in College Prep English

Course Description:
Physical Science is a course in which students develop problem solving skills and strategies while performing laboratory and field investigations of fundamental chemical, physical, and related Earth and space science concepts and principles that are related to students’ interests and that address everyday problems. Students enrolled in Physical Science will explore the structure and properties of matter, the nature of energy and its role in chemical reactions and the physical and chemical laws that govern Earth’s interconnected systems and forces of nature.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Piano and Electronic Keyboard I (College Prep)
C731CF/C731CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction designed to develop performance skills. It is for both the beginning student and the more experienced student with an interest in expanding musical performance options. Individual performance will be explored, as well as the foundations of instrumental pedagogy. A variety of music methods and repertoire is utilized to refine students’ abilities in listening, analyzing, interpreting and performing. Performance opportunities available.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Piano and Electronic Keyboard II (College Prep)
C737CF/C737CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Keyboarding I

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction designed to develop performance skills. It is for both the beginning student and the more experienced student with an interest in expanding musical performance options. Individual performance will be explored, as well as the foundations of instrumental pedagogy. A variety of music methods and repertoire is utilized to refine students’ abilities in listening, analyzing, interpreting and performing. Performances are required. ISSMA competition is optional.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Precalculus (College Prep)
C041CF/C041CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and teacher recommendation. A graphing calculator is required.* This course is open to seniors only and by teacher/counselor recommendation only. This course is not open to students who earned a “C-” or better in Algebra II A

Course Description:
Thoroughly review, develop, and enhance the understanding of functions and their graphs, emphasizing trigonometry and its applications. Further develop computational skills. Investigate basic analytic geometry, vectors, and combinatorics. *The recommended graphing calculator is the TI 83+ or TI 84+ (any version).

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Preparing for College and Careers (College Prep)
C850CF/C850CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Preparing for College and Careers addresses the knowledge, skills, and behaviors all students need to be prepared for success in college, career and life. The focus of the course is the impact of today’s choices on tomorrow’s possibilities. Topics addressed include twenty-first century life and career skills; higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes; exploration of personal aptitudes, interests, values, and goals; examining multiple life roles and responsibilities as individuals and family members; planning and building employable skills, transferring school skills to life and work; and managing personal resources. This course includes reviewing the 16 national career clusters and Indiana’s College and Career Pathways, in-depth investigation of one or more pathways, reviewing graduation plans, developing career plans, and developing personal and career portfolios.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Principles of Management (College Prep)
C840CF/C840CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers as well as opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building, leadership, problem-solving steps and process that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The management of human and financial resources is emphasized.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Printmaking (College Prep)
C706CF/C706CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
An introduction to traditional printing techniques from simple mono prints to linoleum prints and embossments. Learn to design and produce a template from which to create original prints onto paper especially made for printmaking purposes. Learn a traditional art form while making multiple copies of work by hand.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Professional Career Internship (College Prep)
C804CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to second semester seniors only. A minimum of 70 hours of workplace experience and a minimum of 15 hours of workshops, seminars, and/or classroom activities is required for one credit.

Course Description:
Professional Career Internship is a College and Career Readiness course that is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore careers that require college degrees or advanced certifications. The emphasis of the experience is on applying skills developed through instruction and on learning new career competencies at the internship site. The internship is tailored to the unique needs and interests of the student and is considered a high school capstone experience towards fulfillment of the student’s meaningful future plan. Upon completion of the internship, student will review and revise their College and Career plans. A training agreement outlines the expectations of all parties: the intern, parent/guardian, site supervisor/mentor, internship supervisor, and the school. Students participating in these structured experiences will follow class, school, business/industry/organization, State and Federal guidelines. Internships may be paid or unpaid and must include a classroom component and regular contact between the interns and internship coordinator.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Sculpture I (College Prep)
C747CF/C747FS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Explore three-dimensionally. Focusing on the elements and principles of design, create forms through additive and subtractive methods from a variety of materials. Media may include working with plaster, wood, ceramics, and found objects. Create designs that explore visual space beyond flat work. Enjoy the challenge and experience of working with three-dimensional sculptural materials.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Sports and Entertainment Marketing (College Prep)
C830CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a specialized marketing course that develops student understanding of the sport/event industries, their economic impact, and products; distribution systems and strategies; pricing considerations; product/service management, and promotion. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation for planning. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Standardized Test Preparation (College Prep)
C160AF/C160AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores and juniors. May be taken once for credit.

Course Description:
The purpose of Standardized Test Preparation is to help students of all levels of academic achievement improve their test-taking potential to maximize test results. Students will learn strategies, expectations and content information about the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Graduation exams are not specifically addressed in this course. The course covers reading, writing, science and mathematics equally.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

STEM I (College Prep)
C970CF/C970CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None.

Course Description:
Students will work in teams on a daily basis to solve problems and challenges grounded in the real world in STEM disciplines. Topics include: an introduction and exposure to a multitude and variety of STEM careers, an overview of the Design Thinking Process, and learning and applying the STEM Habits of Mind (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurialism, and leadership) in order to find timely solutions to relevant problems. Innovation will be emphasized through the development, marketing, and presentation of a new product, as will the application of knowledge and skills acquired through previous and concurrent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics experiences. This course may be taken for academic credit by those students interested in extending the projects and delving more deeply into the problems in order to find more sophisticated solutions. While completing this additional coursework, students seeking academic credit will be expected to assume leadership roles in guiding group work.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

STEM II (College Prep)
C971CF/C971CW 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have taken STEM I. For students in a College Prep Math class.

Course Description:
Students will work in teams on a daily basis to solve problems and challenges grounded in the real world in STEM disciplines. Topics include: continued exposure to a multitude and variety of STEM careers, continued utilization of the Design Thinking Process, and continued application of the STEM Habits of Mind (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurialism, and leadership) in order to find timely solutions to relevant problems. Innovation will be emphasized through the development, marketing, and presentation of a new product. Community involvement will be emphasized, as students will work in teams to identify a STEM-related community issue, investigate it, and develop a potential solution while working with community partners. This course may be taken for college prep credit by those students interested in extending the projects and delving more deeply into the problems in order to find more sophisticated solutions. While completing this additional coursework, students seeking academic credit will be expected to assume leadership roles in guiding group work.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Technical Theatre I (College Prep)
C755CF/C755CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This is a basic stagecraft class. No prerequisite is required. Students learn the basic processes of all elements of technical theatre. Units include basic terminology, basic drafting, painting techniques, theatre safety, construction techniques of both scenery and properties, and all other relevant elements of technical theatre. This course concentrates on set design and implementation. This class, along with Technical Theatre II, does the primary set construction for all productions.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Technical Theatre II (College Prep)
C756CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Technical Theatre I.

Course Description:
This course builds on the knowledge and skills started in Technical Theatre I. Students further their understanding of the physical theatre and the design and implementation of special effects, lighting, and sound. As in Theatre Production II, the students expand their experiences and activities with the addition of “whole production” techniques. This class, along with Technical Theatre I, does the primary set construction for all productions.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Theatre Arts I (College Prep)
C752CF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of theatre arts by exposing them to as many aspects of the medium as possible. The class concentrates on the general study of theatre as an art form. It not only provides students a viable option for meeting their Fine Arts credit requirements, but also is the first step in tracking interested theatre students into either the advanced performing or technical theatre curriculums. Students begin the study of all aspects of theatre including basic stage terminology, theatre history, acting, improvisation and the creative process. The course is divided into 1/2 quarter to 1/4 units in order to explore the basics of all aspects of Theatre Arts.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Theatre Arts II (College Prep)
C752CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I and/or instructor’s approval.

Course Description:
This course continues the general study of theatre arts started in Beginning Theatre Arts I. This course concentrates on, but is not limited to, the analysis of plays, developing a production with the guidance of the Directors in Production II class and critical response to plays. This course ends in a presentation that is performed by the students.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Themes in Literature: Sports (College Prep)
C155CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This course includes the reading of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and essays dealing with various sports, sporting events, sports themes, and their impact on culture. Students become acquainted with a variety different issues that have surrounded and are currently surrounding sports. Students will read three novels and write two papers that are approximately three to four pages in length. Projects and presentations surrounding themes in sport will also be assigned. Discussions and class participation will be an important aspect f this class.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

U.S. History (College Prep)
C520CF/C520CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores and juniors concurrently enrolled in English CP and to students in the Language Support Program.

Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive study of events and issues from the colonial period to the present. Students are tested on their knowledge of major events, issues and personalities that shape United States history. Special attention is given to assisting students in recognizing key information when studying and exploring historical events. Multiple modes of instruction are used to enrich the historical learnings; including audio-visual materials, role-playing activities, lectures and class discussions.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Visual Communication: Design II (College Prep)
C775CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Design I with a grade of “B” or above and approval of instructor. Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course would further develop the student’s visual problem-solving skills learned in Design I with a special emphasis on using the computer and design programs(Adobe Creative Suites). The students would also study the history of design and work collaboratively with other disciplines. Macbooks are provided and used in class.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Visual Communications (College Prep)
C772CF/C772AF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to grades 9-12.

Course Description:
This course is structured to give the student a basic knowledge of design as it relates to the visual arts. There will be a focus on graphic design, page layout, and composition with a special emphasis on learning the Adobe Creative Suite. Macbooks are provided and used in class.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Web Page Design (College Prep)
C059CF/C059CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Web Page Design is a course that provides instruction in the principles of web design using HTML/XHTML and current/emerging software programs. Areas of instruction include audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and publishing. The software applications include Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage, and Adobe Photoshop.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

World History and Civilization (College Prep)
C510CF/C510CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Required for freshmen concurrently enrolled in College Prep English 9.

Course Description:
This two-semester course emphasizes key events and developments in the past that influenced peoples and places in subsequent eras. The primary focus of the course is to enable students to understand their connections to the development of civilizations and historical events. Students will develop and practice skills and processes of historical thinking and inquiry that involve chronological thinking, comprehension, analysis and interpretation, research, issues-analysis, and decision making. They examine the key concepts of continuity and change, and unity and diversity among various peoples and cultures throughout the world from the past to the present. The course is designed to be a launching pad preparing for the increased rigor in American History, Government and Economics courses students will encounter in their later years at Cathedral.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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