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56th Street Singers (Pop Advanced Choir) (Honors)
C716XF/C716XS 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

ACP American History, H105 and H106 (Honors)
C524CF/C524XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This is a dual credit course, allowing Honors U.S. History students the option of obtaining credit for studying U.S. History from both Cathedral High School and Indiana University. Students will be expected to master the historical facts of U.S. History and also to master the skills of a 100 level college history class, including the ability to distinguish between primary and secondary sources, the ability to distinguish between broader themes, evidence and opinions in texts, and an appreciation for the complexity of both change and continuity over time. In order to facilitate the mastery of these skills, class assignments will include reading and writing assignments from the textbook, historical documents, historical works of fiction and non-fiction. A research paper will be required during the spring semester. All tests and semester exams will be essay tests written in the standard college Blue Books provided by Indiana University. Additional fee of $75.00 per semester is required by Indiana University.

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

ACP American History, H105 and H106 (Honors)
C524CF/C524XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This is a dual credit course, allowing Honors U.S. History students the option of obtaining credit for studying U.S. History from both Cathedral High School and Indiana University. Students will be expected to master the historical facts of U.S. History and also to master the skills of a 100 level college history class, including the ability to distinguish between primary and secondary sources, the ability to distinguish between broader themes, evidence and opinions in texts, and an appreciation for the complexity of both change and continuity over time. In order to facilitate the mastery of these skills, class assignments will include reading and writing assignments from the textbook, historical documents, historical works of fiction and non-fiction. A research paper will be required during the spring semester. All tests and semester exams will be essay tests written in the standard college Blue Books provided by Indiana University. Additional fee of $75.00 per semester is required by Indiana University.

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

ACP English, L202 (Honors)
C122XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion (C- or higher) of ACP English W131.

Course Description:
ENG L202: Literary Interpretation is a one-semester Indiana University course designed to help students learn how to read, think, and write critically and cogently about literature. Students will study four genres—poetry, short story, the novel, and drama—to understand how the various elements of a work of imaginative literature cohere to impart meaning. A large portion of the course will focus on how to write about literature; students will learn how to translate close reading skills into strong critical essays, writing three peer-reviewed major papers, as well as short assignments (microthemes). The class will be heavily discussion-based, and vigorous and insightful explorations of the poetry and fiction studied are expected, as well as impeccable attendance and assignment submission. The cost of this course is $75. The ACP student should be highly motivated to work independently and in small groups. Participation in all class discussions is essential and expected of all students.

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

ACP English, L202 (Honors)
C122XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion (C- or higher) of ACP English W131.

Course Description:
ENG L202: Literary Interpretation is a one-semester Indiana University course designed to help students learn how to read, think, and write critically and cogently about literature. Students will study four genres—poetry, short story, the novel, and drama—to understand how the various elements of a work of imaginative literature cohere to impart meaning. A large portion of the course will focus on how to write about literature; students will learn how to translate close reading skills into strong critical essays, writing three peer-reviewed major papers, as well as short assignments (microthemes). The class will be heavily discussion-based, and vigorous and insightful explorations of the poetry and fiction studied are expected, as well as impeccable attendance and assignment submission. The cost of this course is $75. The ACP student should be highly motivated to work independently and in small groups. Participation in all class discussions is essential and expected of all students.

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

ACP English, W131 (Honors)
C122XF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Dual-credit senior English course offered in partnership with Indiana University for students previously enrolled in English X. Students who have successfully completed 11A have the option of taking the course only with the permission of the course instructor. A writing sample will be required.

Course Description:
W131 is a one-semester Indiana University course that offers instruction and practice in the critical reading and writing skills required for college-level work, with an emphasis on written assignments that call for summary, critique, analysis, and arguments based on largely nonfiction sources. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the rigor of writing throughout college. The focus is on scholarly investigation of sources, critical thinking and reading, learning how to recognize and utilize specific writing strategies, skills and fluency. Each unit will include preliminary work and assignments leading to a major essay to conclude. Points will be accumulated from homework, in-class assignments, participation, and final written assignments. Since much work and discussion will be carried on in class, impeccable attendance and assignment submission are imperative. Students will write five papers over the course of the semester, and the scores from these papers will constitute 85% of the student’s grade. The fifth paper is a 6-8 page research paper that will also serve as the final exam. The cost of this course is $75. The ACP student should be highly motivated to work independently and in small groups. Participation in all class discussions is essential and expected of all students.

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

ACP English, W131 (Honors)
C122XF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Dual-credit senior English course offered in partnership with Indiana University for students previously enrolled in English X. Students who have successfully completed 11A have the option of taking the course only with the permission of the course instructor. A writing sample will be required.

Course Description:
W131 is a one-semester Indiana University course that offers instruction and practice in the critical reading and writing skills required for college-level work, with an emphasis on written assignments that call for summary, critique, analysis, and arguments based on largely nonfiction sources. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the rigor of writing throughout college. The focus is on scholarly investigation of sources, critical thinking and reading, learning how to recognize and utilize specific writing strategies, skills and fluency. Each unit will include preliminary work and assignments leading to a major essay to conclude. Points will be accumulated from homework, in-class assignments, participation, and final written assignments. Since much work and discussion will be carried on in class, impeccable attendance and assignment submission are imperative. Students will write five papers over the course of the semester, and the scores from these papers will constitute 85% of the student’s grade. The fifth paper is a 6-8 page research paper that will also serve as the final exam. The cost of this course is $75. The ACP student should be highly motivated to work independently and in small groups. Participation in all class discussions is essential and expected of all students.

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

Advanced 2-Dimensional Art 2: Independent Study (Honors)
C749XF/C749XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors only by permission.

Course Description:
Students continue to work with a variety of media from drawing and painting to printmaking, mixed media, and various other art forms. This course is intended for the serious, self-motivated student with self-disciplined work habits and direction. This course offers advanced studio time through which individual areas of personal interest may be explored and developed. Throughout the year, students will design and present work depicting personal themes and subject matter. While some students will focus on developing technique in one area, others will create from a variety of media with the opportunity to experience new techniques. Advanced 2D/Independent Study offers the advanced art student a challenging opportunity to develop their art and build a portfolio for college or work.

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

Advanced 2-Dimensional Art II: Portfolio (Honors)
C761XF/C761XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors only by permission.

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Advanced 2-Dimensional Art I. The student and teacher work together to create an individual curriculum that explores advanced 2-dimensional disciplines and techniques beyond the student’s previous coursework and knowledge. This course is also designed as a university or college preparatory class to fill-in or rework gaps in the presented body of completed works (portfolio). A class requirement will be to design a self-promotional piece that can be sent to universities and colleges with his/her application.

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

Advanced 3D Art 3: Independent Study (Honors)
C789XF/C789XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Open to Seniors only by permission

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of ADV 3D Art II. This third semester of Independent Study will allow for a continuation of an in-depth investigation of ideas, materials, and skills. This course is also designed as a university or college preparatory classes to fill-in or rework gaps in the presented body of completed works (portfolio).

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

Advanced 3-Dimensional Art I: Independent Study (Honors)
C746XF/C746XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors only by permission.

Course Description:
The student and teacher work together to create an individual curriculum that explores advanced 3-dimensional disciplines and techniques beyond the student’s previous coursework and knowledge. This course is also designed as a university or college preparatory class to fill-in or rework gaps in the presented body of completed works (portfolio). A class requirement will be to complete one art service learning project within the semester.

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

Advanced 3-Dimensional Art II: Portfolio (Honors)
C788XF/C788XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors only by permission.

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Advanced 3-Dimensional Art I. The student and teacher work together to create an individual curriculum that explores advanced 3-dimensional disciplines and techniques beyond the student’s previous coursework and knowledge. This course is also designed as a university or college preparatory class to fill-in or rework gaps in the presented body of completed works (portfolio). A class requirement will be to design a self-promotional piece that can be sent to universities and colleges with his/her application.

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

Advanced Concert and Marching Band (Honors)
C722XF/C722XS 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, 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

Advanced Debate (Honors)
C143XF/143XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Debate.

Course Description:
This course is open to juniors or seniors in the honors English program who have successfully completed debate. There is no textbook for this course.This course will focus on civic engagement in that we will enter into the political discussions going on presently in our community. This will be accomplished by bringing in speakers, researching and presenting on local and national issues, and choosing on area on which to focus a service learning project. Students will learn to utilize the art of persuasion and up-to-date knowledge as a process for problem solving and argumentation involving rhetorical strategies. Students will research and debate significant social, political, and economical issues. The class offers an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary study, critical thinking, and discussion of current events.

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

Advanced Independent Study: Music (Honors)
C725XF/C725XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only and by permission.

Course Description:
Curriculum is written to the individual needs of the student. Contact Band, Choir or Orchestra Director for more information. Must be approved by Department Chair.

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

Advanced Orchestra (Honors)
C729XF/C729XS 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

Advanced Speech (Honors)
C140XF/C140XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to seniors who have successfully completed Speech or C140XF/C140XS Debate and who have the recommendation of their Speech or Debate teacher.

Course Description:
The purpose of this class is to initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions and formal speeches. Students will critically analyze a variety of speeches as well as model and incorporate effective rhetorical devices and strategies.

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

Algebra I (Honors)
C011XF/C011XS 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 in various ways, evaluate mathematical expressions and functions, sketch and interpret linear and quadratic graphs and their translations, investigate operations of polynomials, exponents, and radicals, study basic statistics and probability, use basic trigonometric ratios, and solve systems of equations and inequalities in multiple ways. Discover the myriad uses of Algebra in real-life applications through supplementary problem sets. *Students in Algebra 1 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

Algebra II (Honors)
C013XF/C013XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Algebra I X with a “B” or above or Algebra I A with a 95 percent or higher or Geometry X with a “B” or higher or teacher recommendation. A graphing calculator is required.*

Course Description:
Analyze and graph linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. Explore the properties of polynomials, radical expressions, rational functions, exponential functions and logarithmic functions. Solve systems of linear equations and inequalities in various ways, including the use of matrices. Learn about probability, conic sections, and sequences and series. Enhance problem-solving skills and discover the many relevant applications of algebra in the real world. *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

AP Studio Art: 2D Design (Honors)
C762XF/C762XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Seniors only, by permission of the instructor, with a recommendation of six to eight previous art classes with a grade average of "B" or better.

Course Description:
Create a 2D Design portfolio focused on the Quality, Concentration, and Breadth of work produced: Concentration developed through the investigation of concepts, issues, and personal themes and subject matter, Breadth represented through experimentation and development through various art solutions, Quality presented through five strongest works. Must exhibit personal maturity and independent work habits, and accept the committed challenge of a rigorous studio art program. Along with the change to receive college credit and/or advanced placement for college, develop artistic skills while preparing a portfolio of art for college or work. AP portfolio exam submissions are required, conducted through formal evaluations according to national standards of performance.

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

Applied Music Instrumental Recital (Honors)
C730XF/X730XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: 4 semesters of Band or Orchestra and/or permission of instructor.

Course Description:
In Applied Music Instrumental Recital, students continue their playing either as a soloist or in a small ensemble. They must continue in Band or Orchestra during this time. The students will learn more about their instrument, history of music and some theory. Students will prepare for a recital at the end of each semester. Some students may use this as a preparation for college auditions.

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

Biology I (Honors)
C420XF/C420XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open only to students who are concurrently enrolled in an Honors English class.

Course Description:
This course encompasses the basic underlying principles of Biology including an in-depth study of the nature of science, the characteristics of life, biochemistry, cellular biology, physiological processes of unicellular and multicellular organisms, reproduction, genetics, heredity, ecology, and evolution. Laboratory experiences including a dissection are an integral part of this class. Technology integration, group and individual work, oral and written activities, and class discussions are also incorporated into this course. The depth, pace, and expectations of this course will be high.

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

Chemistry I (Honors)
C430XF/C430XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students enrolled in Geometry X, Algebra II X, Pre-Cal X or Calculus AND with the recommendation of a Science Teacher or Counselor. A scientific calculator is required.

Course Description:
This course covers essentially the same material as Chemistry A but in greater depth and at an accelerated pace. Additional topics may be covered, and additional laboratory investigations will be undertaken. The proper method of scientific writing is emphasized more than in first year chemistry courses and lab reports, essays, additional outside reading assignments and a term paper are options that the instructor may employ to help teach students how to communicate effectively in the area of science. A certain amount of memorization that is not required in Academic chemistry is also required of Honors Chemistry students.

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

Chemistry II, Other: Organic Chemistry (Honors)
C432XF/432XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Enrollment in or successful completion of Algebra II A or Algebra II X and successful completion of first year Chemistry with a grade of “C” or above and recommendation of a Science teacher.

Course Description:
This course involves a survey of the major functional groups found in organic molecules and studies how such groups can be interconverted via various chemical reactions. The reactions that occur between these different functional groups are also discussed. Additional topics such as oxidation-reduction, acid-base theory, consumer chemistry, environmental concerns and historical perspectives are addressed within the context of the course as time permits. Students are expected to save their first year chemistry textbook, their classroom notebook and any reference sheets they were given by the instructor. Laboratory work encompasses about one-half of the allotted class time. Students coming from first year chemistry classes will be expected to commit the metric system to memory.

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

Chinese III (Honors) (IB)
C262IF/C262IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students who have successfully completed Chinese II.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Chinese. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. Chinese IB certificate or diploma candidates: Chinese IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Chinese. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Chinese language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

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

Chinese IV (Honors) (IB)
C263IF/C263IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students who have successfully completed Chinese III, IB.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first three years of studying Chinese. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. Chinese IB certificate or diploma candidates: Chinese IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Chinese. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Chinese language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

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

Competition Robotics (Honors)
C961XF/C961XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics. Course available fall or spring, depending on competition season. May be taken all four years.

Course Description:
Academic for two semesters; Honors for subsequent semesters. Students will work in groups to design and build robotic systems using drive trains, electrical boards, lift mechanisms and other components. A requirement of the course is participation in robotics competition at the state level.

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

Composition (Honors)
C132XF/C132XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores and juniors in Honors English. This course is required before a student takes 11 IB or AP Literature and Composition.

Course Description:
This course stresses the fundamental styles involved in narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing. An emphasis is placed on the format for different types of multi-paragraph essays: personal, autobiographical, persuasive, analytical, definitive, cause and effect, expository, and literary interpretations. Throughout the course, the students engage in the process inventing, drafting, and revising compositions that utilize the principles and rules of correct usage, mechanics, and style. Additional requirements include journaling, reading and analyzing novels, and writing critical analyses. Students write, revise, and peer edit a minimum of ten papers during the semester. Most classes will exceed this. Honors composition is writing intensive and designed for the high achieving student.

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

Concert Choir: Advanced Chorus (Honors)
C711XF/C711XS 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

Debate (Honors)
C142XF/C142XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to sophomores considering IB, juniors and seniors in Honors or AP English, and other seniors who have completed speech, have an English teacher recommendation, and approval of the Debate teacher.

Course Description:
This course is designed for students who want to learn the technique of competitive debating. Concentration will be on development of the skills of researching, speaking, listening, reasoning, and organizing. Students learn the art of facilitation and will devise and perform both policy and value debates over the course of the semester, writing outlines and constructives before each, as well as self-evaluations after. Students will participate in four to five debates over the course of the semester culminating in a final debate which will serve as their exam.

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

Elective PE/Weightlifting V (Honors)
C906XF/C906XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Weightlifting I, II III and IV. Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This course will focus on the analysis of the biomechanical principles behind the use of basic strength training movements to enhance human performance. The class will include lecture, demonstration, and training experience in the execution of proper exercise technique.

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

Elective PE/Weightlifting VI (Honors)
C907XF/C907XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Weightlifting I, II III, IV and V. Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This course will focus on the role of exercise in health, wellness, and athletics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the concepts, principles, and guidelines for strength training and related activities. Individual performance goals will be defined and assessed.

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

English 10 (Honors)
C112XF/C112XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Sophomore course for Honors English students.

Course Description:
With American literature from colonial times through post-modernism represented by The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Slaughter-House Five, students investigate literary art forms and vocabulary acquisition. The study of grammar continues with the analysis of sentences through phrase and clause structures. Narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive writing averages six writing assessments per semester to strengthen analytical and creative skills. Additionally, a four to five page research paper focuses on the critical analysis of an American poem.

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

English 9 (Honors)
C111XF/C111XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Freshman course for Honors English students.

Course Description:
9X explores the facets of genre, including nonfiction, poetry, Greek drama, the novel, and Shakespearean literature. Literary terms, annotation skills, and effective discussion are introduced. Writing instruction includes: prewriting, composing, peer editing, and revising. Students hone outlining skills, sentence structure, and paragraph development. Essays include journal writing, analysis and comparison. Grammar includes identification and usage of the parts of speech. Vocabulary study is centered on SAT words. Students must be able to work at an accelerated pace and be able to assume responsibility for individual achievement as a result of their strong work ethic.

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

English Language and Composition, AP (Advanced Placement) (Honors)
C123XF/C123XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
English 10X or permission of the instructor. Students are required to take the AP exam.

Course Description:
Analyze fiction and nonfiction prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, with an emphasis on British literature, to become skilled writers who can compose for a variety of purposes. Examine the way traditional conventions and resources of language contribute to effective writing. The course emphasizes the expository, analytical, and argumentative writing through the critical analysis and interpretation of these texts. Student writings will encompass the use of argument, synthesis, and rhetorical strategies.

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

French III (Honors) (IB)
C218IF/C218IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II A or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 101 for 4 credits and French 102 for 4 credits.

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

French III (Honors) (IB)
C218IF/C218IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II A or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 101 for 4 credits and French 102 for 4 credits.

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

French IV (Honors) (IB)
C219IF/C219IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in French emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 201 for 3 credits and French 202 for 3 credits.

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

French IV (Honors) (IB)
C219IF/C219IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in French emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 201 for 3 credits and French 202 for 3 credits.

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

Geometry (Honors)
C031XF/C031XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Algebra I X with a “B” or above or teacher recommendation. A calculator is required.*

Course Description:
Explore modern Euclidean geometry with an emphasis on logical thinking and the development of formal proof. Enhance problem-solving concepts and skills learned in Algebra I. Examine three-dimensional geometry, set theory, truth tables, and basic trigonometry and its applications. Perform geometric constructions using traditional methods as well as technology. *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

German III (Honors) (IB)
C227IF/C227IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German II or equivalent or permission of teacher. German IB certificate or diploma candidates: German IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of German. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of German language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; this courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying German. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

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

German IV (Honors) (IB)
C228XF/C228XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German III or equivalent or permission of teacher. German IV is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of German. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of German language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. This courses focus on written and spoken communication.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in German emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the Honors learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

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

Gospel Choir: Advanced Chorus (Honors)
C718XF/C718XS 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

Independent Study (Honors)
C054XF/C054XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have a learning plan approved.

Course Description:
This class is intended for the student who has demonstrated an advanced knowledge in the areas of computer science and/or computer technology. Students may use this class to develop and implement a course of study necessary for any of the departmentally approved certification tracts or they may choose to create an interdisciplinary research project to develop computer applications incorporating computer based research.

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

Independent Study: Auditioning (Honors)
C758XF/C758XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Enrollment by instructor’s permission only. Open to juniors and seniors only.

Course Description:
This course is only for those senior students who definitely plan to audition for collegiate acting programs. Emphasis is on audition techniques, interviewing and monologue preparation based specifically on the requirements of colleges to which the student is applying. Headshot and resume applications are also covered.

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

Independent Study: Set & Lighting Design for the Theatre (Honors)
C764XF/C764XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theatre Arts I and II, Advanced Technical Theatre I and II, and/or instructor’s approval

Course Description:
Senior - 2nd Year This course covers advanced elements in set and lighting design and is geared toward those students who definitely plan to study theatre design in college. Advanced Vectorworks and production planning are the focus. This course covers those elements of design not covered in Advanced Technical Theatre. Most, if not all, design work is geared toward CHS productions or student portfolios. Four semesters of Technical Theatre lead to Independent Study.

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

Independent Study: Set & Lighting Design for the Theatre (Honors)
C736XF/C736XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theatre Arts I and II, Advanced Technical Theatre I and II, and/or instructor’s approval.

Course Description:
Junior - 1st Year This course covers advanced elements in set and lighting design and is geared toward those students who definitely plan to study theatre design in college. Advanced Vectorworks and production planning are the focus. This course covers those elements of design not covered in Advanced Technical Theatre. Most, if not all, design work is geared toward CHS productions or student portfolios. Four semesters of Technical Theatre lead to Independent Study.

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

Irish Adrenaline: (Show Choir) Advanced Level (Honors)
C738XF/C738XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to female students in grades 10-12, by audition only.

Course Description:
Irish Adrenaline is an auditioned all-female show/concert choir limited to 40 members, comprised of students in grades 10-12. The group performs a variety of choral literature that ranges from advanced chamber and concert to pop and Broadway. Irish Adrenaline will compete extensively around Indiana during the winter months. 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

Java (Honors)
C064XF/C064XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Must have completed Computer Programming or have permission of the instructor.

Course Description:
The field of computer science is rapidly changing. Hardware and software continues to dramatically change in size, power, and flexibility. The course introduces students to Object Oriented Programming design and implementation through the Java programming language. Students may also gain exposure to JavaScript for App programming. This course also serves as a prerequisite for the Advanced Placement Computer Science A course.

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

Jazz Ensemble (Honors)
C723XF/C723XS 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. *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

Journalism II: Newspaper (Honors)
C134XF/C134XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Credits: 2 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits) Prerequisite: Completion of Journalistic Writing (known as Introduction to Newspaper during the 2013-2014 school year) is encouraged, but not required. Any student may enroll in the class with the permission of the faculty moderator, who makes the final decision regarding the enrollment of the newspaper staff.

Course Description:
Students will produce each issue of the Megaphone, the student newspaper. Students will write a variety of assignments, such as news, feature, sports, columns and editorials. Students with an interest in photojournalism may enroll to shoot photos for the publication. Megaphone staff members who serve as editors are expected to participate in after-school work sessions one week every three or four weeks, based on publication deadlines. Students enrolled in this course for a third semester and beyond receive honors credit. Note: This course fulfills the fine arts graduation requirement. Students also must complete a one-page application, which is available from any counselor or from Mr. Willis in Loretto 2214, before enrolling.

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

Journalism II: Yearbook (Honors)
C136XF/C136XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Credits: 2 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits) Prerequisite: Completion of Journalism I: Journalistic Writing (known as Introduction to Newspaper during the 2013-2014 school year), Photography (fine arts department) or Photojournalism is encouraged, but not required. Any student may enroll in the class with the permission of the faculty moderator, who makes the final decision regarding the enrollment of the yearbook staff.

Course Description:
Students will write copy and captions, take photos and design pages for the Cathedran, the school’s award-winning yearbook. Staff members should be disciplined and organized and possess the ability to multitask and to meet deadlines. While some after-school work time is required, students have the ability to complete yearbook work on a web-based service in the cloud. Students interested in learning academic writing and editing skills to tell the Cathedral story should consider the class. Students enrolled in this course for a third semester and beyond receive honors credit. Note: This course fulfills the fine arts graduation requirement. Students also must complete a one-page application, which is available from any counselor or from Mr. Willis in Loretto 2214, before enrolling.

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

Latin III (Honors) (IB)
C237IF/C237IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin II or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course is year one of the Standard Program, Classical Latin curriculum. Students will read Ovid in both translation and Latin. Poetry from various other Classical Roman writers will be studied. Scansion of the poetry is learned and recited. Poetic devices and figures of speech are taught. Students will complete the internal assessment this year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

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

Latin IV (Honors) (IB)
C238IF/C238IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues the IB standard curriculum for Latin, concentrating on Virgil and his epic, The Aeneid. Other Augustan poets translated include Catullus and Horace. Scansion of the poetry is learned and recited. Poetic devices and figures of speech are taught. Various projects are completed on aspects of Roman culture during the year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

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

Painting II (Honors)
C745XF/C745XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Painting I with grade of "B" or better. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Course Description:
Study traditional oil painting techniques, learn to mix and apply color, and explore brushwork after learning to stretch a canvas. Work also with pastel and learn to develop layers of pigment and detail through this dry painting medium. Subject matter includes life and object studies, landscapes, figures, portraits, or other personal visual references. Develop a level of confidence in painting through experience and practice with various media. Time may allow for pursuit of a final work in a media and subject of personal choice.

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

Physics I (Honors)
C440XF/C440XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful passage of the Biology ECA. Concurrent enrollment in at least Honors Algebra II or higher. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in Precalculus.

Course Description:
This course covers the same material as ‘Physics I A’, but with much more mathematics. Students will learn all of the mathematics they need during this course through physical scenarios from which the mathematics arises. In addition to many laboratory exercises we will learn the mathematical structure through which almost all physics is done, and which is not normally taught at the high school level.

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

Precalculus (Honors)
C041XF/C041XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Algebra II X and teacher recommendation. A graphing calculator is required.*

Course Description:
Thoroughly explore the graphical, numerical and algebraic approach to the basic families of functions, including an emphasis on trigonometric functions. Investigate analytical geometry, vectors and their application to real-world situations, and combinatorics. Discover limits and the concepts of introductory calculus, and develop several strategies for mathematical proof. *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

Principles of Economics (Honors)
C544XF/C544XS 1 Semester 1
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This advanced course in economics delves deeper into the concepts of economic thinking than an introductory course. It is designed to give the student the competencies needed to succeed in a university study of economic fundamentals. The course centers around a survey of both micro and macroeconomics through a detailed study of economic concepts and modeling. The student will come away with an in depth knowledge of a firms decisions in regards to supply and demand and the elasticity of each component. They will also master the pricing and allocation mechanisms demonstrated by industries and firms. There will be a detailed study of the factors of production and product markets and how they determine the individual’s rational decisions. The student will also study macro concepts involving market measuring and stabilization. Studies will revolve around fiscal policy and monetary policy. They will examine in detail different budgeting policies and their consequences as well as how best to control inflation and the supply of money to ensure economic growth and prosperity.

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

Science Projects, Techniques, or Directed Research (Honors)
C450XF/C450XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Two years of science with a “B” average or above, acceptance of a proposal and availability of a mentor, & recommendation/approval of department chair.

Course Description:
This course gives the self-motivated student a chance to do independent research in any area of science of interest to the student. Students must submit a research proposal five weeks before the end of the school year prior to the school year in which the proposed project/research is to be undertaken and secure the assistance of a faculty mentor. In directed research, the research ideas come from the instructor and are researched and investigated by the student. Please note that this course only generates one credit for the entire school year.

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

Spanish III (Honors) (IB)
C246IF/C246IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Spanish. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 101 for 4 credits and Spanish 102 for 4 credits.

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

Spanish III (Honors) (IB)
C246IF/C246IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Spanish. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 101 for 4 credits and Spanish 102 for 4 credits.

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

Spanish IV (Honors) (IB)
C247IF/C247IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in Spanish emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of the history, geography, and civilization of Spain is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 201 for 3 credits and Spanish 202 for 3 credits.

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

Spanish IV (Honors) (IB)
C247IF/C247IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in Spanish emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of the history, geography, and civilization of Spain is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 201 for 3 credits and Spanish 202 for 3 credits.

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

Studio Art, AP: Drawing (Honors)
C793XF/C793XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Seniors only, by permission of the instructor, with a recommendation of six to eight previous art classes with a grade average of "B" or better.

Course Description:
Create a Drawing portfolio focused on the Quality, Concentration, and Breadth of work produced: Concentration developed through the investigation of concepts, issues, and personal themes and subject matter, Breadth represented through experimentation and development through various art solutions, Quality presented through five strongest works. Must exhibit personal maturity and independent work habits, and accept the committed challenge of a rigorous studio art program. Along with the change to receive college credit and/or advanced placement for college, develop artistic skills while preparing a portfolio of art for college or work. AP portfolio exam submissions are required, conducted through formal evaluations according to national standards of performance.

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

Theatre Production I (Honors)
C754XF/C754XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Advanced Arts II and instructor’s approval.

Course Description:
This is a beginning directing class. The class explores, develops and synthesizes all elements of theatre production and directing. Students will take on responsibilities associated with rehearsing and presenting a fully mounted theatre production. They read and analyze plays to prepare for productions. Emphasis is placed on script analysis, concept development, character development, movement, blocking, production planning, communication and leadership. Other units also concentrate on the importance and usage of the technical environment. Students experience analytical and critical assessments of theatre experiences.

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

Theatre Production II (Honors)
C769XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Production I and instructor’s approval.

Course Description:
This is an advanced directing class that allows the students to put into practice the directing skills learned in Theatre Production I by working with the actors in the Theatre Arts II class. This course expands those experiences and activities with the addition of “whole production” techniques. Emphasis is placed on working with actors, leadership, organization, script analysis and character development through the use of scenes and plays from classic and modern playwrights. This course requires analytical and critical written assessment. The course culminates with a student performance. This class also discusses creating a directing portfolio and investigating career opportunities for the director.

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

Three Sectors Institute: Interdisciplinary studies in Economics, Government and Philanthropy (Honors)
C588XF/C588XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This two semester interdisciplinary study of the Private, Nonprofit and Public Sectors will fulfill Cathedral’s Economic and Government requirements. This interdisciplinary course of study will explore the structure, purpose, and links between the economic, philanthropic and public sectors and the role each plays in American Society. This course will resemble a college seminar with opportunities for site visits and guest lecturers from each of the three sectors giving the students the opportunity to explore their passion with a second semester internship in the Private, Nonprofit or Public Sector. The Three Sectors Institute will model Cathedral’s Next Generation Teaching and Learning methods providing authentic learning experiences that will inspire innovation, create lifelong connections, promote stewardship and enhance the public good.

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

U.S. History, (HIST 101 and HIST 102 Ivy Tech) (Honors)
C520XF/C520XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: World History. Open to sophomores and juniors concurrently enrolled in English X or with teacher recommendation.

Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive study of the events, issues and persons that have shaped American history. Dual Enrollment for College Credit is a concurrent optional. Students are expected to master the historical facts of U.S. History and the skills of an introductory college level history class; including the analysis of primary and secondary sources, the identification of broad historical themes, and synthesis of evidence in support of historiographies. In order to facilitate the mastery of these skills, class assignments will include reading and writing assignments from the textbook, historical documents, historical works of fiction and non-fiction. A research project is required during the spring semester. The Mode of Assessment will vary allowing all students the opportunity to display their mastery of the content and skills from. To enroll in Dual Credit, students must display college readiness through a standardized test. No additional fee is required for the Dual Credit option with Ivy Tech.

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

U.S. History, (HIST 101 and HIST 102 Ivy Tech) (Honors)
C520XF/C520XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: World History. Open to sophomores and juniors concurrently enrolled in English X or with teacher recommendation.

Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive study of the events, issues and persons that have shaped American history. Dual Enrollment for College Credit is a concurrent optional. Students are expected to master the historical facts of U.S. History and the skills of an introductory college level history class; including the analysis of primary and secondary sources, the identification of broad historical themes, and synthesis of evidence in support of historiographies. In order to facilitate the mastery of these skills, class assignments will include reading and writing assignments from the textbook, historical documents, historical works of fiction and non-fiction. A research project is required during the spring semester. The Mode of Assessment will vary allowing all students the opportunity to display their mastery of the content and skills from. To enroll in Dual Credit, students must display college readiness through a standardized test. No additional fee is required for the Dual Credit option with Ivy Tech.

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

World History and Civilization (Honors)
C510XF/C510XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Required for freshmen or sophomores concurrently enrolled in Honors English 9 or 10.

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. Students are expected to 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, universality and individuality, and unity and diversity among various peoples and cultures throughout the world from the past to the present. Additional emphasis is placed on categorizing historical evidence, construction of a thesis, and presenting their analysis through written, and/or oral reports. Readings in addition to the textbook are required. Students will analyze historical events by interpreting and synthesizing primary and secondary sources developing the skills necessary to construct historical essays.

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

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