Middle

World Languages

American Sign Language 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in American Sign Language through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach. Emphasis is placed on the development of receptive and expressive signing skills and on the acquisition of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding and real-life applications will be emphasized.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

American Sign Language 2 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enable students to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 1. The course develops increased receptive and expressive skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language 1 while communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language is continued.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 2

French 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the target language and its culture and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding. Content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation. An introduction to reading and writing will also be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and culture.

*A student who has earned 4 language credits with a 3.0 unweighted average in a single language will receive the Florida Seal of Biliteracy at graduation.  Without 4 credits, any student will earn the Florida Seal of Biliteracy with a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP World Language & Culture test or a 4, 5, 6 or 7 on an IB World Language test. (note: Not AP Literature)

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

German 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the target language and its culture and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding. The content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation. An introduction to reading and writing will also be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and culture.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

M/J Beginning French

Course Description: M/J French Beginning introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing Also, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: None

M/J Beginning German

Course Description: M/J German Beginning introduces students to the target language and its cultures. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: None 

M/J Beginning Spanish

Course Description: M/J Spanish Beginning introduces students to the target language and its cultures. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 6, 7, 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: None

M/J Intermediate French

Course Description: M/J French Intermediate Students will continue to learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Also, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: M/J Beginning French

M/J Intermediate German

Course Description: M/J German Intermediate is a continuation of M/J German Beginning. Students will expand their knowledge of the language and its cultures. Students will be able to engage in basic listening and speaking activities. Basic skills in reading and writing, and connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: M/J Beginning German

M/J Intermediate Spanish

Course Description: M/J Spanish Intermediate is a continuation of M/J Beginning Spanish. Students will expand their knowledge of the language and its cultures. Students will be able to engage in basic listening and speaking activities. Basic skills in reading and writing, and cultural connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year course.

Offered: Grade 7 & 8

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Prerequisite: M/J Spanish Beginning

Spanish 1 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Spanish language and its cultures and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding. The content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation. An introduction to reading and writing will be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. 

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Spanish 2 (High School Credit)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired previously by the students. This course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. The content will include an expansion of listening and oral skills. Reading and writing will receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. This course will continue the cultural survey of Spanish-speaking people.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

High

Electives

African American History

Course Description: In this course, students will gain an understanding of the development of African American heritage within the context of a broad historical focus. Content should include, but not be limited to, the Diasporas of Africans throughout the world, the system and impact of slavery, migration to the United States, the development of African American culture throughout different periods in U.S. History, and significant turning points and trends in the development of African American culture and institutions.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: World History

Type of Credit: Elective

AP Human Geography

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface. Students will employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Advanced U.S. History/(M/J) or Honors World History/Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: Elective

AP Psychology

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. This course provides a systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The content should include, but not be limited to the following: methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation, and perception, stated on consciousness, learning cognition, motivation emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychological disorders and social psychology. Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Psych 1/ and Bio 1 or Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: Elective

Career Research and Decision Making

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to further develop the career planning competencies mandated by section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes. This course will enable students to make informed career choices and develop the skills needed to successfully plan and apply for college or a job. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: goal-setting and decision-making processes; self-assessment; sources of career information; occupational fields and educational requirements—postsecondary education and training opportunities –writing, listening, viewing, and speaking skills for applications and interviews; financial planning and sources of educational financial assistance; and career planning.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Creative Writing 1

Course Description: This course develops students' writing and language skills needed for individual expression in literary forms. The content will include instruction in the development and practice of writing a variety of literary works including original poetry, short stories, plays, novels, essays, and other nonfiction. The course may also include technical aspects of publishing students' work in a literary publication.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Elective

Creative Writing 2

Course Description: This course continues the development of student's writing styles. The content will include a variety of genres; submissions for publication will be encouraged.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Canvas

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Creative Writing 1

Type of Credit: Elective

Digital Information Technology

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today's business and academic environments.  Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society.  Digital Information Technology includes the exploration and use of: databases, the internet, spreadsheets, presentation applications, management of personal information and email, word processing and document manipulation, HTML, web page design, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit:  Performing Fine Arts

Diversified Career Technology Principles

Course Description: This course is designed to enable each student to demonstrate employability skills; environmental, health, and safety skills; professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities; financial skills; leadership skills; communication skills; human resources and labor skills; America’s economic principles; entrepreneurship principles; relate planning methods to life and career goals; and use of industry/technology principles in the workplace.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of credit: Vocational