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ALBEGRA II (PBL)
This course is currently taught as a stand-alone course which we will use advanced Algebra concepts to solve real world problems. The following are the areas that will be covered:
  • Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Modeling with Functions
  • Inferences and Conclusions from Data
We will be making advanced Algebra applicable to the world around us through both problem-based and project-based learning.
- Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra 1
- A two credit course
- Fulfills Algebra II requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors and counts as a math course for the general diploma

GEOMETRY (PBL)
This course is currently taught as a stand-alone course in which students examine the relationships among shapes, lines, and angles found in real life objects. Students learn to use the skill of loci to solve problems and to justify their thoughts and solutions. The following areas will be covered:
  • Points, Planes, and Lines
  • Angles, Shapes, and Figures
  • Constructions
  • Degree Measure and Arch Length
The discovery of Geometry will be made through problem-based and project-based learning.
- A two credit course
- Fulfills the Geometry requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical honors diplomas

MODERN CHEM/FOOD CHEM

In Modern Chem/Food Chem, students will explore the applications of chemistry in the industries that supply us, sustain us, and employ us. Students will learn the standards of chemistry through relevant, real-word projects about manufacturing, non-renewable and renewable resources, metallurgy, agriculture, and cutting-edge technology during the first semester of the course. The second semester will explore the chemistry of food, from the field to the table and beyond.

The projects completed during this course will enable students to continue to develop communication and critical thinking skills through inquiry, the use of technology, and the investigation of innovative content. 


- A four credit course 

    - 2 Chemistry I

    - 2 Agriculture Education

- Fulfills a Science requirement and 2 semester-long Agriculture Education elective requirements for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors Diplomas

DIGICOMM
This course is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English 10 and Visual Art.  Students in DigiComm engage in learning experiences that encompass topics in reality and fantasy.  They incorporate desktop publishing, multi-media, and Web design.  Students reflect upon and refine their work, explore connections, analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgements.  Students relate art and English to other disciplines to practice literacy and other presentation skills.  Using design software such as DreamWeaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop, students publish work in both print and web formats.

-A four credit course:
    - 2 Digital Art
    - English/Language Arts
-Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement and an art elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors Diplomas