Academics

 Electives
Psychology

151121

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

The students will study an overview of selected issues concerning human personality and relationships found in current American culture. We will examine the history of mental illness as well as the history of psychology. We will examine the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of individuals. Topics of study include: motivation and learning, social and cultural behaviors and expectations, personality, intelligence, abnormal behavior, cognition, and adolescence. Student expectations: The critical analysis of course materials, the discussion-debate of course related materials, and scientific research and experimentation in and with psychological concepts.

Sociology

151300

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

Sociology is a social science that studies human society and social behaviors. We will examine how your behavior is influenced by social factors. We will also discuss how you have learned a set of social behaviors from others. We will examine the many different perceptions as to what reality is. Throughout this course, we will examine how your social environment shapes you, and how, you in turn shape your social environment. Student expectations: The student will examine the history of sociology. The student will explore cultural diversity, conformity, and adaptation. The student will conduct social experiments. The student will compare/contrast deviant and socially acceptable behaviors. The student will apply sociological concepts to current issues.

Creative Life Skills

230000

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

Creative Life Skills is a semester class designed to prepare students to successfully cope with life on their own after graduating high school. A strong emphasis is placed on people skills, consumer smarts, health, wellness, and nutrition. Students will participate in classroom assignments, projects, and discussions.

Wellness

300050

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

A course that addresses general wellness strategies. Credit earned is not applied towards meeting graduation requirements for health and physical education due to limited focus on content related to those areas.

Photoshop (Layout and Design)

340035

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

Course includes design techniques used to generate computer graphics. Topics may include use of tools to draw, import, edit, create, create ads, photos, original artwork, etc.

Employability and Career Safety

990362

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

Employability is the study of the elements and procedures necessary for a student to find a job. The student will study employer expectations, create resumes and sample cover letters, complete written and online applications, practice interviewing techniques, study business etiquette. Student handouts and materials will be used. Students will be expected to use computers to create resumes and cover letters and to complete applications and assignments. In Career Safety, students complete online presentations and assessments to gain work related skills for entering, competing and advancing in a changing work world. Students will obtain the 10 hour OSHA certification card required by most employers. This safety certification is recognized by many area employers.

Personal Finance

990364

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

This should be one of the first elective courses taken. This course is designed to provide students with learning experiences that encourage smart economic decision-making skills in personal finance. Students will learn how to manage their personal resources by making informed decisions in the market place. Students will develop and utilize rational decision-making processes to form personal financial decisions in their role as citizens, workers, and consumers. The goal of this class is to provide each student with the knowledge and practical skills to participate as a responsible consumer.

Computer Applications/Microsoft Certification

990370

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

Transforming input into printed communication using the touch method on computers, keyboards, and similar equipment. Includes word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and calendaring/scheduling software. Microsoft certifications are available.

Welding

991462

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

This course is intended to give a student insight into how to do a basic arc weld and Oxy-Acetylene weld.

Construction Foundations

992462

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

This will be a course that discusses basic wood working course including reading of prints, ordering materials, and building projects, plus delve into the areas of residential wiring, masonry, and HVACR.

Horticulture

993462

.50 Credit

One Semester

Grade 11 or 12

Students will learn basic plant propagation from seed, cutting, bulb, corm, and plantlet. In addition, students will understand seed, plant, and flower structure and uses. Fundamentals of greenhouse operations and propagation schedules will also be emphasized. Also included is the production of garden vegetables in an ebb and flow hydroponics system. Second semester students will schedule and propagate a variety of vegetable plants for outdoor garden.

 Language Arts
Intervention Language Arts I-IV

50014

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Must have an IEP This course is year long, one credit hour course that focuses on a review of basic grammar skills, and the continued development of reading, vocabulary, and writing skills. Students will be exposed to different types of literature that include novels, short stories, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. The class will emphasize writing skills, working to improve and refine writing paragraphs, essays, and business communications. Instruction will be provided by an intervention specialist with modified textbooks and materials and accommodations.

Integrated Language Arts II

50170

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10

Prerequisite: Language Arts I Language Arts II, World Literature, is a year long, one credit course that emphasizes reading different types of literature: short story, novel, drama, poetry and non-fiction. Developing reading and vocabulary attack skills through decoding, literary terms, glossaries, contextual clues and independent reading will strengthen skills analysis. In addition, students will continue to polish grammar and writing skills. Composition instruction builds on developing a main idea, supporting that idea and creating linked paragraphs. Supplementing the classroom work, students will develop research skills utilizing the Media Center. Oral communication instruction emphasizes effective listening and speaking techniques and provides opportunities for students to integrate other reading and language arts skills as students learn to express ideas verbally using an integrated approach. The students gain reading, writing, speaking and listening skills necessary to perform successfully both in the school and the community.

Integrated Language Arts III

50180

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

11

Language Arts III, American Literature, is a year long, one credit course that focuses on reading, discussing, writing, and thinking about many facets of our changing language and literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Students will learn to think critically about the works studied in class through dialogue, both written and oral, presentations, projects, and synthesis. In addition to classroom work, you will complete one major project per grading period. These projects may include, but are not limited to: career and research projects, poetry projects, expository and technical writing projects, speeches, and oral presentations. We will also read at least six novels or their equivalent per year. (Two class novels and four independent novels.) Writing portfolios may also be kept during the school year to monitor your writing progress. Grammar skills will be implemented throughout the year as applicable. Daily grammar lessons will be practiced on the board and grammar notebooks will be kept for weekly grades. Prerequisite: Language Arts II

Enriched Language Arts III

50180

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11

Prerequisite: Language Arts II Language Arts III, American Literature, is a year long, one credit course that focuses on reading, discussing, writing, and thinking about many facets of our changing language and literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Students will learn to think critically about the works studied in class through dialogue, both written and oral, presentations, projects, and synthesis. In addition to classroom work, you will complete one major project per grading period. These projects may include, but are not limited to: career and research projects, poetry projects, expository and technical writing projects, speeches, and oral presentations. We will also read at least six novels or their equivalent per year. (Two class novels and four independent novels.) Writing portfolios may also be kept during the school year to monitor your writing progress. Grammar skills will be implemented throughout the year as applicable. Daily grammar lessons will be practiced on the board and grammar notebooks will be kept for weekly grades.

Integrated Language Arts IV

50190

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Language Arts III Language Arts IV, British Literature, is a year long, one credit course that focuses on reading, discussing, writing, and thinking about many facets of our changing language and literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Students will learn to think critically about the works studied in class through dialogue, both written and oral, presentations, projects, and synthesis. In addition to classroom work, you will complete one major project per grading period. These projects may include, but are not limited to: career and research projects, poetry projects, expository and technical writing projects, speeches, and oral presentations. They will also read at least six novels or their equivalent per year. (Two class novels and four independent novels.) Writing portfolios may also be kept during the school year to monitor your writing progress. Grammar skills will be implemented throughout the year as applicable. Daily grammar lessons will be practiced on the board and grammar notebooks will be kept for a weekly grade.

Enriched Language Arts IV

50193

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Language Arts III Enriched Language Arts IV, British Literature, is a fast-paced, in depth one credit course that focus upon reading, discussing, writing, and thinking about many facets of our changing language and literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Students will learn to think critically about the works studied in class through dialogue, both written and oral, presentations, projects, synthesis, and evaluation. In addition to classroom work, students will complete one major and one minor project per grading period. The projects will include one traditional research paper. They may include, but are not limited to, career and research projects, poetry projects, expository and technical writing projects, speeches, and oral presentations. Students will be expected to read at least six college preparatory-level novels per year. (Two class novels and four independent novels). Writing portfolios will be kept during the school year to monitor progress using instructor, peer, and self review techniques. Grammar skills will be implemented throughout the year as applicable. Daily grammar lessons will be done on the Smart Board following the ACT format.

 Math Department
Intervention Math

111950

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Garde 11 or 12

This course’s instruction is a below grade level basic math with modified material to struggling learners. Instruction is provided by a special needs instructor.

Algebra I

110301

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10 or 11

The main goal of Algebra I is to develop fluency in solving equations. It is the introduction of variables, constants, expressions, and equations. Topics covered are solving equations, simplifying expressions, understanding order of operations, using properties, arithmetic operations with positive and negative numbers, polynomials, factoring, graphing (linear and quadratic equations), working with radicals and expanding arithmetic knowledge. Students will use technology and models to investigate and explore mathematical ideas and relationships and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life and experiences.

Algeo

110490

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course is for students who have taken Algebra I and Geometry, and had Below a C average. Another option could be that you receive a teacher recommendation. It will reinforce and build upon mathematical skills taught in previous classes with additional advanced computation. The algebra portion will include properties of addition and multiplication, integers, fractions, ratio, proportions, percents, and data analysis including graphs. The geometry portion will include basic geometry concepts, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area. At the end of the year the following subjects will be covered briefly. They include transformations and basic trigonometry. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry Required Materials: OGT Calculator

Transitional Algebra II

110303

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Garde 11 or 12

This course is for students who have taken Algebra I and earned below a C average. The topics covered will be real numbers, complex numbers, algebraic expressions, linear and nonlinear equations, inequalities, polynomials and functions (quadratic, absolute value, exponential, rational), function operations, compositions of functions, inverse and piece-wise functions. The use of a TI-nSpire will be required. The books are online with digital support available. Prerequisite: Algebra I

Pre-Calculus

110600

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course is for students who have taken Algebra II. The course focuses on identification of functions and shifting, reflecting, and stretching of these graphs, finding the inverse of a function, finding all real and complex roots of a polynomial by using synthetic division, p/q theorem, Descartes Rule of Signs, quadratic formula, and using the graphing calculator, solving exponential and logarithmic functions, solving and estimating real world problems using regression models, graphing the six trigonometric functions, and their inverses, verifying trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations, solving real world problems using laws of sines and cosines, solving system of equations using matrices, and the introduction of limits and derivatives. Prerequisite: Algebra II Required Materials: TI Graphing Calculator

Applied Trigonometry

111601

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course is for students who have taken Algebra II or is a senior in Precision Machining or CAD at Buckeye Career Center. The course focuses on math concepts as they pertain to realistic industry related problems and actual industrial applications and their relationship to geometry and trigonometry. Topics also cover are the unit circle and the six trigonometry functions being sine cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent, graphing the six trigonometric functions and their inverses, verifying trigonometric identities by using the sum, difference, double angle, and half-angle formulas, solving trigonometric equations, solving real world problems using laws of sines and cosines, and using properties of addition and multiplication to calculate the trigonometric form of complex numbers. Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, & Algebra II Required Materials: TI Graphing Calculator

Business Math

30500

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 12

This is a senior level math course. Business problem solving using computation skills both with and without automated equipment. The content of a course for which math credit is given should be aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards and include business-related applications. Prerequisite: Algebra II

Algebra II

110302

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Garde 11 or 12

This course is aligned with high school standards, assessments, and curriculum. The topics covered will be expressions, equations, inequalities, solving linear systems and regression models, functions (quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic), and matrices. The use of a TI-nSpire will be required. The books are on-line with digital support available. Prerequisite: Algebra I Required Materials: TI Graphing Calculator

College Algebra

111850

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11, or 12

This course is for students who finished Algebra II but needs an extra year of math to prepare for credit-bearing college-level courses. This is the next course for Buckeye Career Center students who have completed Transitional Algebra II. Topics covered will be similar to the topics covered in Pre-calculus but will be a much slower paced course. The courses focuses identification of functions and shifting, reflecting, and stretching of these graphs, finding the inverse of a function, finding all real and complex roots of a polynomial by using synthetic division, p/q theorem, Descartes Rule of Signs, quadratic formula, and using the graphing calculator, solving exponential and logarithmic functions, solving and estimating real world problems using regression models, graphing the six trigonometric functions, and their inverses, verifying trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations, solving real world problems using laws of sines and cosines, solving system of equations using matrices. Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry, & Algebra II

Geometry

111200

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10, 11, or 12

This is a comprehensive course featuring coverage of geometric terms and processes, logic, and problem solving. It includes topics such as parallel lines and planes, congruent triangles, and quadrilaterals. Various forms of proof are studied. Emphasis is placed upon reasoning and problem solving skills gained through study of similarity, areas, volumes, circles, translations, and coordinate geometry. Additional technology used is Geometer’s Sketchpad, which is explanatory software, and TI-nSpire calculators. Prerequisite: Algebra 1

 Science Department
Chemistry

130301

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This class serves as an introduction to chemistry. This class is designed to introduce chemical principles and develop critical thinking skills. During this class we will cover the following topics: what matter is and how it changes, atomic structure including arrangement of electrons, the Periodic Law and the periodic table, chemical bonds, understanding chemical formulas and chemical compounds, chemical equations and types of reactions, stoichiometry, and acids and bases. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Biology

Physics

130302

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This class serves as an introduction to the basic principles of physics. Topics to be cover include: motion in one dimension, motion in two dimensions, forces and the laws of motion, work and energy, momentum and collisions, waves and vibrations, sound and light, and heat and thermodynamics. Geometry is a recommended prerequisite for this course. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Biology

Biology

132230

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course deals with both the animal and plant kingdoms. Included are topics on microscopic organisms, invertebrates, vertebrates (including human biology), the importance, classification, and processes of plant life. Prerequisite: Physical Science

Biology - Cosmo

132234

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course is for junior cosmetology students. The class covers infection control, general anatomy and physiology, skin structures, and diseases. Also, the course covers the basics of chemistry and electricity. Prerequisite: Accepted into Cosmetology Program

Advanced Environmental Science

132351

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course deals with the organization of life, understanding populations, the use and misuse of earth’s natural resources, mineral and energy resources and current environmental topics effecting the future of our world.

Anatomy and Physiology

133999

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

A course for interested or college bound students. Students will acquire an understanding of anatomical terminology as it relates to the human body, look at the chemical and organizational basis of life, and study the structure and function of the eleven systems of the human body. Prerequisite: Biology I

Botany

139998

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course offers an introduction to plant biology which is beneficial to students in the agriculture related programs and/or college bound. The class deals with the understanding, classification, and identification of plants using dichotomous keys, study of plant structural components and their functions, growth and response, propagation, and the affect on plants of soil, nutrients, pests, and other environmental factors. Prerequisite: Biology I

Advanced Earth and Space Science

139998

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course offers an introduction to plant biology which is beneficial to students in the agriculture related programs and/or college bound. The class deals with the understanding, classification, and identification of plants using dichotomous keys, study of plant structural components and their functions, growth and response, propagation, and the affect on plants of soil, nutrients, pests, and other environmental factors. Prerequisite: Biology I

Physical Science

132212

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10, 11, or 12

This course is designed for students who have not completed a course in basic physical science. The course deals with using science and measurement, forces and motion, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, properties of matter, and changes in matter as occurs with bonding and chemical reactions.

Intervention Science I-IV

132220

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This course is designed and structured around the three main disciplines of science. Life science, earth science, and physical science topics will all be covered in this general science course. The instruction for this class will be provided by a special needs instructor with modified textbooks and materials.

 Social Studies Department
Government

150300

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

This government course consists of a mix of history, government, and economics. First, students will be introduced to what government is and the various types there are. After that introduction, students will focus on the United States Government. Further, students will investigate key ideas like the Constitution, Three Branches of Government, State and Local Governments, Elections, Political Parties, Paying for Government, and Foreign Policy. From this course, students will gain a better understanding of what government is, how it works, how it affects their lives, and how to participate in it.

Geography

150700

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10, 11, or 12

Geography is the study of everything on planet Earth. Not only does the course focus on all of Earth's places, people, and processes, it also touches on the Earth's role in the solar system. Further, this course will examine everything from continents and oceans to world languages and religion. All of the continents, and the countries within them, will be examined closely. Additionally, this class will cultivate basic map skills. The class will feature the resources such as, text books, atlases, various maps, and the internet. Class work will be given often and independent research will also occasionally be required.

American History

150810

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10, 11, or 12

This course is expansive covering the Spanish-American War to the present era. Students are required to follow the benchmarks of the OGT in History, People in Societies and Economics.

Current Events

152100

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 10, 11, or 12

This class is designed to explore the occurrences and events in the world around us. It offers a chance for students to see, hear, and discuss up to date news from local, state, national, and international sources. The students will routinely listen to TV broadcasts, read articles, research a variety of web based information, and use newspapers to gather information about crucial events taking place around them. Students will be expected to develop critical communication skills in the areas of reading and writing through this study of current events. They will also be expected to willingly participate in class discussions pertaining to such events. There is no textbook and no required purchasing of out of class materials. The course attempts to place current events within a historical perspective and to enhance each student’s ability to better understand critical current issues and gage future implications from a study of these events

Intervention Social Studies I-IV

152102

1.00 Credit

Two Semesters

Grade 11 or 12

Intervention Social Studies courses are designed to meet the requirements for Geography, American History, Government, and Current Events. Modifications for the population are made so that students may develop an understanding of the content of the subject matter that closely follows the course descriptions given for each of these courses offered at BCC.

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