2020-2021 Course List

Below is a list of the courses being offered for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information about a course, please contact the VOL office at 386-506-0014.

Kindergarten Math, English, Science, Social Studies

1st Grade Math, English, Science, Social Studies

2nd Grade Math, English, Science, Social Studies

3rd Grade Math, English, Science, Social Studies

4th Grade Math, English, Science, Social Studies

5th Grade Math, English, Science, Social Studies

English

6th ELA and 6th ELA Advanced

7th ELA and 7th ELA Advanced

8th ELA and 8th ELA Advanced

Math

6th Math and 6th Math Advanced/Honors

7th Math and 7th Math Advanced

8th Pre-Algebra

Science

6th Science and 6th Science Advanced

7th Science and 7th Science Advanced

8th Science and 8th Science Advanced

Social Studies

6th World History and 6th World History Advanced

7th Civics and 7th Civics Advanced

8th US History & Career Planning and 8th US History & Career Planning Advanced

Electives

M/J Reading (FSA Levels 1 & 2 only)

M/J Intensive Reading

M/J Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning Strategies

M/J Career Research and Decision Making

M/J Peer Counseling 1

M/J Fitness 6

M/J Comprehensive PE 6/7

M/J Comprehensive PE 7/8

M/J Beginning Spanish

M/J Intermediate Spanish

M/J Business Keyboarding

M/J Journalism 1

M/J Creative Writing

Introduction to Coding A

Introduction to Coding B

Orientation to Career Clusters

English

English 1 and English 1 Honors

The purpose of this course is to provide students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness.*

English 2 and English 2 Honors

The purpose of this course is to provide students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness.*

English 3 and English 3 Honors

The purpose of this course is to provide students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness.*

English 4 and English 4 Honors

The purpose of this course is to provide students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and literature in preparation for college and career readiness.*

English College Readiness


*Special Note: As students’ progress from one grade-level course to the next, increases should occur in the complexity of materials and tasks and in the students’ independence in their application and use. Scaffolded learning opportunities are to be provided for students to develop and apply the critical skills of discourse analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

Math

Algebra 1B

This course is offered only to those students who took Algebra 1a and need Algebra 1b. This course will not be offered SY 21-22. This is the second year of a two-year Algebra 1 sequence. The purpose of this course is to develop the algebraic concepts and processes that can be used to solve a variety of real world and mathematical problems using concrete models to explain algebraic concepts. The content will include: properties of real numbers including rational and irrational numbers; algebraic notation; scientific notation; polynomials; varied means for analyzing and expressing patterns, relations, and functions; linear and quadratic functions; coordinate geometry; geometric relationships; and data analysis concepts. Manipulatives, calculators, and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development. Algebra 1b meets 1.0 credit for math graduation requirements, but only 0.5 credits for entrance into the state university system or Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 Honors

This course is a rigorous in-depth study of the topics of Algebra 1. The purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Geometry and Geometry Honors

This course is designed to give an in-depth study of geometry with emphasis on methods of proof and the formal language of mathematics. The content will include the following: structure of geometry; separation properties; angle concepts; triangles, quadrilaterals; proofs, perpendicularity and parallelism in a plane and in space; similar polygons; circles and spheres; constructions; area and volume; and coordinate geometry. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Informal Geometry

Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 Honors

This course is designed for students to build on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Pre-Calculus Honors

This course is designed to strengthen and extend the student’s knowledge of algebraic and trigonometric concepts and to prepare the student for calculus. The content will include mathematical induction, symbolic logic, Boolean and matrix algebra, probability and statistics, elementary functions and limits. Calculators and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development.

Calculus Honors

Math College Readiness

The purpose of this course is to enhance and continue the study of mathematics after Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry and to prepare students for college-level studies. The content will include graphing linear functions, quadratic functions, absolute value functions, radical functions and rational functions. Students will also be expected to solve equations containing these types of functions as well as performing operations on expressions and simplifying. Other topics will include inequalities, factoring polynomials, applied problems, and systems of equations. 

Liberal Arts Math 1

Liberal Arts Mathematics is a course designed to strengthen the mathematical skills required for end of course exams and college entrance exams. Units of study will include solving and graphing equations, inequalities and systems of equations, properties of polynomials and exponents, introduction to geometry, similarity, three dimensional measurements and statistics. This course may be taken in addition to Algebra 1 but not offered as a blocked class. *This course does not meet NCAA requirements.

Liberal Arts Math 2

Analysis of Functions

One semester of this course is designed to provide students with a complete study of circular and trigonometric functions and their applications. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. The content will include identities, graphs, inverses of circular functions, particular and general solutions of trigonometric equations, and solutions of right and oblique triangles. The other semester is designed to strengthen and extend the student’s knowledge of functions and mathematical modeling. The content will include various data collection methods, analyzing data sets using statistical techniques, determining probabilities, and the study of function families. Calculators and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development. 

Trigonometry

This course is designed to provide students with a complete study of circular and trigonometric functions and their applications. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. The content will include identities, graphs, inverses of circular functions, particular and general solutions of trigonometric equations, and solutions of right and oblique triangles. Calculators and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development.

Algebra 1 Credit Recovery**

Geometry Credit Recovery**

**Credit Recovery courses are credit bearing courses with specific content requirements defined by the Florida Standards. Students enrolled in a Credit Recovery course must have previously attempted the corresponding course (and/or End-of-Course assessment) since the course requirements for the Credit Recovery course are exactly the same as the previously attempted corresponding course. Credit Recovery courses should ONLY be used for credit recovery, grade forgiveness, or remediation for students needing to prepare for an End-of-Course assessment retake. NOTE: This course does not meet NCAA requirements.

Science

Earth Space Science and Earth Space Science Honors

This course provides a study of the interaction and organization of matter and energy in the solar system and the universe, and how this affects life on Earth. The content includes theories for the formation of the universe and solar system, formation of rocks, landforms, plate tectonics, fresh water and marine systems, meteorology, geologic time and renewable/non-renewable energy sources. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety and are an integral part of this course.

Biology 1 and Biology 1 Honors

This course provides students with exploratory activities, laboratory experiences and real-life applications in the biological sciences. The content includes the following concepts: nature of science, matter, energy, chemical processes of life, reproduction and communication of cells, basic study of genetics, organization, classification and taxonomy, structure, reproduction and function of plants, animals, and microorganisms, interdependence of living things, adaptations, and the impact of technology on society. Preserved animal studies may be a part of this course. All students are required to pass Biology 1. The Biology End Of Course Exam will account for 30% of the final grade. Students working towards the Scholar Designation must pass the Biology EOC.

Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 1 Honors

This course involves the study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content includes the classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, behavior of gases, and physical changes. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Physics 1 and Physics 1 Honors

This course provides a foundation of the concepts, theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy and the forces of nature. The content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work and power, heat and thermodynamics, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics, and sound. Laboratory investigations of selected topics include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Marine Science

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the marine environment. The content includes the nature of science, the origins of the oceans, the chemical and physical structure of the marine environment, ecology of the various sea zones, marine communities, and the interrelationship between man and the ocean. Laboratory investigations will include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus and safety procedures. Preserved specimens may be a part of this course.

Environmental Science

This course provides a study of man's interaction with the environment. The content includes forms of pollution, conservation, environmental planning and policy, public land usages, population dynamics, and major forms of energy. Laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Forensic Science 1

Forensic Science 2

Agriscience Foundations

This course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of agricultural history and the global impact of agriculture; career opportunities; scientific and research concepts; biological and physical science principles; environmental principles; Agriscience safety; principles of leadership; and agribusiness, employability, and human relations skills in Agriscience. Laboratory-based activities are an integral part of this course. These include the safe use and application of appropriate technology, scientific testing and observation equipment.

Biology Credit Recovery**

**Credit Recovery courses are credit bearing courses with specific content requirements defined by the Florida Standards. Students enrolled in a Credit Recovery course must have previously attempted the corresponding course (and/or End-of-Course assessment) since the course requirements for the Credit Recovery course are exactly the same as the previously attempted corresponding course. Credit Recovery courses should ONLY be used for credit recovery, grade forgiveness, or remediation for students needing to prepare for an End-of-Course assessment retake. NOTE: This course does not meet NCAA requirements.

Social Studies

World History and World History Honors

This course provides an understanding of the development of civilization by examining the cultural, dynastic, economic, military, political, religious, scientific, and social events that have affected humanity. Content to be covered will include the rise of civilization and cultural universals, the development of religious thought, the evolution of political systems, nationalism, the origin of economic systems and philosophies, the influence of major historical figures and events, and contemporary world affairs.

US History and US History Honors

The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction. Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit. The exam will be worth 30% of the overall final course grade. 

US Government and US Government Honors

This course provides students the opportunity to examine their own political behaviors, analyze the dynamics of political issues and practice decision-making skills. Content will include the nature of political behavior, power acquisition, maintenance and extension; political theorists; comparative political systems; sources, structure and function of American Government; roles of political parties, interest groups and citizens; role of women and diverse cultural groups in the development of our political system.

Economics and Economics Honors

This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and micro economics in order to promote economic. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the roll and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

African American History

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.

World Cultural Geography

Students in this course will use geographical concepts and skills to acquire information and systematically apply decision-making processes to real-life situations. They will acquire an understanding of interrelationships between people and their environments. Content will include study of world cultural regions in terms of location, physical characteristics, demographics, historical change and continuity, economic activity, and land use.

Electives

Intensive Reading

Career Research and Decision Making

Peer Counseling 1

Peer Counseling 2

Personal Fitness

Fitness Lifestyle Design

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3 Honors

AP Spanish Language and Culture

Drivers Education

Digital Info Technology

Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production

Introduction to Drama

Creative Writing 1

Speech 1

Speech

Reading College Success

Writing College Success

Psychology 1

Psychology 2

Sociology

Marketing Foundations

American Sign Language 1

Outdoor Education

Personal Financial Literacy

Veterinary Science 1