«

»

Print this Post

2017-2018 High School Curriculum Guide

BULLOCK CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM CATALOG

Also available in a printable PDF version: BCHS Curriculum Guide 2017-2018

 

 

BULLOCK CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Curriculum Guide

2017-2018 School Year

 

This document is intended to show the course options for students at Bullock Creek High School.  The complete curriculum catalog can be found on the Bullock Creek School District website (www.bcreek.org).  You may also request a hard copy from the school office. Not all courses listed may be offered every school year.  Decisions on what courses to offer are made based on scheduling needs and student requests.

 

BULLOCK CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM CATALOG

2017-18

 

INTRODUCTION

 

This curriculum catalog is intended for the use of students and their parents/guardians to aid in planning programs of study.  It describes courses which have been developed by the various departments of the high school.  Additional information about the courses listed here can be obtained from teachers in the various departments, the counseling department, or the principal’s office.

 

 

Special Education classes are offered for students with a valid Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Students needing this service will be scheduled by the Counseling office.

 

Not all courses listed here are taught every term.  Generally decisions as to which courses are taught in any term are based on:

 

  1. The number of courses that must be offered to enable students to meet                                     graduation requirements.

 

  1. Courses for which there is a high level of student interest.

 

  1. The school’s obligation to offer a balanced program.

 

  1. The availability of faculty and other resources.

 

All courses listed in this catalog are worth .5 Bullock Creek High School credit per term toward graduation, unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS………………………………………             4

 

 

FINE ARTS………………………………………………………………………………………          5-8

 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE……………………………………………………………………          9-10

 

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY….     11 – 14

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS……………………………………………    15 – 19

 

 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS………………………………………………………………………..     20 – 23

 

 

MATHEMATICS…………………………………………………………………………….      24 – 28

 

 

SCIENCE………………………………………………………………………………………….      29 – 34

 

 

LIFE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION………………………………………………      35 –  36

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES……………………………………………………………………………      37 – 40

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH……………………………………….. .    41 – 42

 

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES……………………………………….   43-45

 

 

STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE……………………………………………………… ..          46

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS PROPOSAL

CLASS OF 2018 and Beyond

 

Students must earn at least 21 credits to graduate from Bullock Creek High School.  This includes 18 required credits and 3 elective credits.  One half (.5) credit is given for each class passed per semester. A class may count in only one area for graduation requirements.

 

Required credits per department:

 

  1. Language Arts – 4 credits

Required: English 9, English 10, English 11, and English 12

 

  1. Science – 3 credits**

Required:  Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

 

  1. Mathematics – 4 credits**

Required:  Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

Students must have a Math or related class in the senior year.

 

  1. Social Studies – 3 credits

Required:  World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics.

 

  1. World Language – 2 credits (Must be in the same World Language. Spanish is used as an example)
  2. One World Language Credit may be earned by passing a middle school Spanish program

or by passing Spanish 1 at the high school level.

  1. Second World Language Credit may be earned by:
  2. Earning a Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 credit at the high school (this depends on how the first

credit in world language was earned)

  1. Substitute an additional Visual, Performing, or Applied Arts credit.

iii.   Substitute a formal CTE (career and technical education) course worth at least 1 credit.

 

  1. Visual, Performing or Applied Arts – 1 credit

A combination consisting of Art, Industrial Education, Band, Journalism, Foods

and Nutrition, and Accounting

 

  1. Health – .5 credit
  2. Physical Education – .5 credits
  3. On–line Experience – Integrated

 

**The EDP (Educational Development Plan) and the PC (Personal Curriculum) Process may be used to identify students interested in taking a formal CTE Course as a substitute for other eligible required credits as outlined in the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The formal CTE course must meet all of the requirements in order to qualify. Please note that not all formal CTE courses will qualify. Administration will determine when a CTE Course qualifies as a substitute required MMC course.

 


FINE ARTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course                                                                                     Grades offered

 

General Art (2 terms)                                                             9-10-11-12

 

Intermediate Art  (2 terms)                                                     10-11-12

 

Advanced Art  (2 terms)                                                         11-12

 

Studio Art  (2 terms)                                                              11-12

 

J.V. Band  (2 terms)                                                                9-10-11-12

 

Varsity Band (2 terms)                                                           9-10-11-12

 

 

 

**Not all courses listed may be offered every school year.  Decisions on what courses to offer are made based on scheduling needs and student requests**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

 

Art Courses are designed for individuals planning a future career in art or for the individual that would like to learn more skills to apply a creative mindset to their everyday life. Students will be assigned projects and then given time independently in class to be self-motivated in order to complete projects with teacher guidance.

Some skills that will be achieved from any art education course are:

 

  1. To develop an appreciation for the arts as part of our daily life.
  2. To develop skills in handling various art media.
  3. To develop original solutions to design problems.
  4. To Develop and strengthen the creative decision making process (Problem solving skills).
  5. To develop importance in quality of students work.
  6. To develop an increase of self-motivation and self-confidence.

 

 

General Art (2 term course)                                                 Grades  9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This year long course is a requirement to all other art courses.  You will be exposed to many media in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art.  Drawing, Painting, 3-D design, Commercial Art/Computer Graphics, Art History and Sculpting are a sample of what you will be introduced to.  This course is designed to build your knowledge and skills in various art techniques. Students will develop an Art Portfolio of their artwork for college admissions, art exhibits or personal use.

 

 

Intermediate Art (2 term course)                                          Grades  10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  General Art or equivalent, with a B average or above

or prior approval from instructor.

 

This year long course is designed for the student that enjoyed developing artwork and problem solving unique and creative ideas through Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting.  Students will be exposed to more Art History and current day applications of art through computer technology.  Students will continue to develop their Art Portfolio of their artwork for college admissions, art exhibits or personal use.  Students will work independently with teacher guidance in two and three-dimensional art.

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Art (2 term course)                                                                 Grades  11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Intermediate Art or equivalent, with a B average or above

or prior approval from instructor.

 

This course is for the student that has shown, by his/her past performance, a great interest and commitment to the development of a “personal” artistic style.  Projects will be designed to increase skill abilities that have been developed from previous art courses.  Students will be expected to use their time and abilities to create outstanding projects to be placed on display.  Students will continue their portfolio development that was started from Intermediate and General Art.

 

 

Studio Art  (2 term course)                                                                     Grades  11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Advanced Art or equivalent, with a B average or above

or prior approval from instructor.

 

This course includes students who have chosen to specialize in

Two-dimensional design, drawing and painting, or three-

dimensional design.  It is meant to provide students with an

experience equivalent to a college introductory course within

a specific concentration.  Students are expected to be

independent learners who are willing to do what it takes to

complete at least 18 works of art through the school year or equivalents to.

Illustrating a diversified number of skills within their specific

chosen concentration.  Students will continue their portfolio development that was started from Advanced, Intermediate and General Art to be used for college admissions, art exhibits or personal use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Music

 

Music courses are planned to be a continuation of experiences shared in the elementary and middle school.  Participation in these classes affords the student an opportunity to prepare for performance as an individual or with a group.  Graduates with a music background can realize an adult life enriched with further musical participation at the local level or, a college bound pursuit of a career as a professional performer, teacher, director, writer, arranger, producer, or sales person.  Many other job opportunities await the graduate in the music industry through private enterprise, radio, movies, and television.

 

J.V. Band  (2 term course)                                                       Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Selection is determined by a student’s musical ability, musical knowledge,

commitment, attitude, as well as instrumentation openings.  For students new

to the Bullock Creek Schools, an interview and / or audition will be required.

 

 

Junior Varsity Band is co-curricular, meaning that instruction and activities are

required both during the school day and outside of the school day.  J.V. Band is a

performance-based class.  The performance schedule is planned a year in advance.

Scheduled performances and activities may include:  Holiday Concerts, Concert

Band Festival Competition, Spring Concerts, and Cedar Point performances.  J.V.

Band includes a strong emphasis on music fundamental instruction.  This includes

both written work and performance technique.   Skills necessary to perform well on a

musical instrument are developed.  Skills necessary to interact as a performing

member of a large ensemble are taught and developed.  Performances as a soloist and

in small ensembles are encouraged as part of the overall band experience.

 

Varsity Band  (2 term course)                                                    Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Selection is determined by a student’s musical ability, musical knowledge,

commitment, attitude, as well as instrumentation openings.  For students new to the

Bullock Creek Schools, an interview and / or audition will be required.

 

Varsity Band is co-curricular, meaning that instruction and activities are required both

during the school day and outside of the school day.  The Varsity Band also serves as

the “Lancer Marching Band.”   Other Bands under the umbrella of Varsity Band

include Pep Band and Jazz Band.   Varsity Band is a performance-based class.  The

performance schedule is planned a year in advance.  However, often performances are

necessary on short notice.  Varsity Band members are often called upon to represent

the Bullock Creek Community as ambassadors through music.  Scheduled

performances and activities may include:  Home Football Games, Play-Off Games,

Marching Showcase, Marching Festival Competition, Parades, Holiday Concerts, Concert

Band Festival Competition, Spring Concerts, Summer Band Camp, Travel to Traverse City

and Disney World.  While performance and community support are primary to the schedule,

music fundamentals in both technique and knowledge from the music curriculum are

continually taught.  Advanced studies are also part of the course work.  Performances as a

soloist and in small ensembles are encouraged as part of the overall band experience.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

Starting with the Class of 2016, students must complete two credits of world language.  Foreign languages are very helpful for several reasons:

 

  1. To promote understanding of our own language.
  2. To promote understanding of languages and cultures.
  3. To furnish background for several jobs and to increase job opportunities.

 

Universities in the State of Michigan recommend two years of a foreign language.

Foreign languages are useful as a backdrop for a number of jobs such as engineer, social worker, secretary, flight attendant, journalist, translator, interpreter, teacher, missionary, executive, receptionist, hotel worker, marketing analyst, banker, government worker, business person, health care worker, etc. The study of languages is designed for the motivated, mature student.

 

Spanish I  (2 term course)                                          Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

In this beginning level Spanish course, all students will engage in meaningful communicative activities.  Students will be actively involved in creating and responding to oral and written messages.  The students will have many opportunities to apply the vocabulary, structures, and cultural insights that will be presented.

 

Spanish II  (2 term course)                                         Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Passing grade in Spanish I.

 

This course is a continuation of Spanish I.  Students will acquire new vocabulary and structures through both written and oral activities.  Students will write small compositions, converse in pairs or groups, and familiarize themselves with the target culture.  Students are expected to actively participate in class and use the language daily.  Many grammar topics will be reviewed and introduced, including the simple past tense.

 

Spanish III  (2 term course)                                                Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Passing grade in Spanish II.

 

This course is designed to enable all students to engage in meaningful communication, both orally and in written form, at a more advanced level in Spanish.  Students will continue their study of the Spanish language.  Spanish III will consist of:  increased vocabulary, different verb tenses, oral communication, and a continued study of other cultural aspects.

 

 

 

Spanish IV  (2 term course)                                                   Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in Spanish III.

 

Spanish IV is an in-depth study of the Spanish language.  It is intended to enable students to communicate at an advanced level in Spanish.  Students will participate in role-playing and lectures in the target language, and be expected to learn all simple and some compound verb tenses by the end of the year.  Additionally, literature and writing will be incorporated into this class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

 

These courses are recommended for any student who has an interest in the world of employment and self-sufficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Course                                                                                     Grades offered

 

Computer Office Basics  (1 term)                                          9-10-11-12

 

Computer Office Applications  (1 term)                                9-10-11-12

 

General Business (1 term)                                                      10-11-12

 

Marketing (1 term)                                                                 10-11-12

 

Accounting (2 terms)                                                              11-12

 

Electronic Publishing (1 term)                                                10-11-12

 

Web Design (1 term)                                                               10-11-12

 

Business Law (1 term)                                                            11-12

 

 

**Not all courses listed are provided every school year.  Decisions on what courses to offer are made based on scheduling needs and student requests**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

 

 

Computer Office Basics (1 term course)                                             Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Students will be introduced to the MS Windows environment and proper file

management.  Students will have hands-on application in Microsoft Word and

Microsoft Excel. Within MS Word students will learn the basic functions and how to

create correspondence documents, lists, forms, marketing documents, and reports.

With MS Excel students will lean the basic functions, how to create business forms,

how to use formulas in excel to aid in accounting and financial reports, and how to use

your date to create charts and graphs.   Articulation credits to Delta College available.

 

Computer Office Applications  (1 term course)                                  Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Students will be introduced to the MS Windows environment and proper file

management. Students will have hands-on application in Microsoft PowerPoint and

Microsoft Access (a database program used by small businesses and is also being used

in programming). Within MS PowerPoint students will learn the basic functions and

how to create informative, marketing, and persuasive presentations. Within Microsoft

Access students will learn the basic functions and how to create tables, databases,

forms to input information, filters to sort records, and reports.  Articulation credits to

Delta College available.

 

General Business  (1 term course)                                                     Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course introduces students to critical business management concepts and

principles.  Students will also be introduced to the financial aspects of business.

Students will explore general accounting practices, banking, and finance as they apply

to the business world. Coverage includes the use of technology, communications as

tools of  business, eithics, contract law, regulatory law and problem solving..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing (1 term course)                                                                  Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications 1 recommended

 

This course explores marketing practices at both the retailing and industrial levels to

give students an overview of the importance of marketing to the business world.  Once

the fundamentals of marketing have been explored, students will be participating with

the Junior Achievement (JA), ”Company Program”.  This involves setting up and

running a mock business in the classroom.  The features of this program consist of

setting company goals, selling stocks, developing a business plan, selecting officers,

conducting market research, determining product pricing, selling a product, and

closing out the company at the end of the term.  All students in the class will be

required to participate in sales.  JA will comprise approximately 50% of the class.

 

 

 

Accounting (2 term course)                                                                 Grades 11-12

(Grade 10 with staff recommendation)

 

Prerequisite:  Grade of “C” or better in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1.

* This course may be considered as a 4th year math credit.

 

Gives students the opportunity to learn and use financial records such as journals,

ledgers, balance sheets, income statements, payroll, etc. by using “real world”

examples.  The first term covers the accounting cycle as it relates to a sole

proprietorship. The second term of Accounting delves into accounting for

merchandizing corporations, publicly held corporations, special procedures, and

accounting for partnerships.

 

 

 

Electronic Publishing (1 term course)                                               Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in Computer Applications 1

 

This course will focus on design concepts (typography, layout and color) on the page

and digitally.  Students will design these types of documents: advertisements,

brochures, newsletters and flyers.  Students will integrate graphic elements created in

graphic editing programs.  Animation software (Adobe Flash) will be introduced.

Electronic Publishing is a prerequisite for students wishing to take Web Design, as

well as a recommendation for students interested in Media class and Publications

class. Articulation credits to Delta College available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Design (1 term course)                                                               Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Grade “C” or better in Electronic Publishing or instructor approval.

 

In this course, students will use basic HTML and a web editor to create web pages,

other aspects of web design such as integrating graphics and animations into the web

pages will be utilized.  Web related careers will be explored. Articulation credits

to Delta College available.

 

 

Business Law (1 term course)                                                                       Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course helps students understand the interaction between law and justice, how

ethics fit into our legal system, and why contracts are the foundation of our legal

interactions.  Students will discover laws that surround employment.  Criminal, civil

and personal injury laws will also be explored. The use of hands on activities such as

mock trials, debates on real cases, and role-playing will be used throughout the course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

 

 

 

Course                                                                    Grades offered

 

 

English 9  (2 terms)                                               9-10-11-12

 

English 9  Accelerated (2 terms)                           9

 

English 9 – Co-Taught                                           9

 

English 10  (2 terms)                                             10-11-12

 

English 10  Accelerated (2 terms)                         10

 

English 10 – Co-Taught (2 terms)                        10-11-12

 

English 11  (2 terms)                                             11-12

 

English 11  Accelerated (2 terms)                         11

 

English 11 – Co-Taught (2 terms)                        11-12

 

English 12  (2 terms)                                             12

 

English 12  Accelerated (2 terms)                         12

 

English 12 – Co-Taught (2 terms)                        12

 

Media Creative Writing (1 term)                          10-11-12

 

Publications (Yearbook) (2 terms)                        11-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English 9   (2 term course)                                                     Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

In this course, the student will be introduced to the writing process, focusing on idea   generation, organization, revision and editing which will be integrated into the                                                       production of oral reports, essays, poetry and creative writing.  Students will be    introduced to the elements of various types of literature including the novel, short      story, poetry, drama and personal narrative.  Other areas of emphasis include study       skills, critical thinking, independent reading, and workplace literacy.  Additionally,

students will master basic writing skills and focus on various grammar activities.

 

English 9 – Co-Taught (2 term course)                                  Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course follows the same course description as English 9 but delivered in a

co-taught environment where a general education teacher and a special education

teacher both deliver instruction.

 

 

English 9 Honors  (2 term course)                                         Grade 9

 

Prerequisite:  Recommendation of eighth grade English teacher and approval upon

written essay by Accelerated English 9 instructor.

 

This class is designed for the academically able and motivated student.  It emphasizes             an integrated study of  language arts concepts and skills.  The basis of the course is                                           the study of literature (short stories, poetry, novels, nonfiction, and drama).  A variety     of formal and informal paragraphs and essay writings will be explored (including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive forms).  Vocabulary study will be       based on the literature selection.  Advanced sentence structure and language usage        will also be studied.

 

 

English 10 (2 term course)                                                     Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  English 9

 

This class continues the integrated study of language arts concepts and skills begun in             English 9.  The focus will be on American Literature as 10th grade students will also                                      be enrolled in U.S. History.  Basic to the course is the study of literature – poetry,

short stories, novels, drama, and essays.  Vocabulary study will be based on the

literary selections.  Study includes more sophisticated language usage and sentence

structure with emphasis on multi-paragraph forms including writing in reaction to

literature, expository and persuasive forms.

English10 – Co-Taught (2 term course)                                 Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course follows the same course description as English 10 but delivered in a

co-taught environment where a general education teacher and a special education

teacher both deliver instruction.

 

 

English 10 Honors  (2 term course)                                                  Grade 10

 

Prerequisite:  Recommendation by English 9 teacher and approval by department;

GPA of “B” or better in Accel 9; “A” in regular English 9 and

recommendation of teacher.

 

This class is meant for the academically able and motivated student.  It continues and advances to the integrated study of language arts begun in English 9 (Accelerated).                                                           Basic to the course is the study of literature (short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and       non-fiction).  The study of writing continues with emphasis on multi-paragraph forms    including writing in reaction to literature, advanced expository and persuasive forms,                                                                          and creative writing.  Vocabulary study will be based on literary selections and      college bound lists.  Language usage and grammar studies will focus on improving           writing style.

 

 

English 11  (2 term course)                                                                Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  English 10

 

This class focuses on World Literature and the continued development of writing

skills.  Students will read pieces of literature from different cultures including

Hamlet and Iliad.  Students will also write various essays such as literary

analyses, research, definition essays, and cause/effect essays.  Other writing emphasis

will be on business writing (resumes, cover letters, memos, e-mails) academic

writing, and creative writing (poetry, descriptive essay).  Students will also work to

improve writing and reading skills in the same format as state and national

standardized tests.

 

 

English 11 – Co-Taught (2 term course)                                Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course follows the same course description as English 11 but delivered in a

co-taught environment where a general education teacher and a special education

teacher both deliver instruction.

 

English 11 Honors (2 term course)                                                    Grade 11      

Prerequisite: Recommendation by English 10 teacher and approval by department;

GPA of “B” or better in Accelerated English 10 and approval by

department; “A” in regular English 10 and approval by department.

This class is meant for the academically able and motivated student.  It continues and

advances the integrated study of language arts begun in previous accelerated English

courses.  This class primarily focuses on the interplay of world literature and

composition, with particular emphasis on critical thinking and global literacy.  Works

studied include The Canterbury Tales, Hamlet, Anthem and Lord of the Flies.  Student

writing will include advanced literary analysis, professional/technical writing, and

creative writing.  Students will also work to improve the rhetorical skills tested by

both college entrance and Advanced Placement English exams.

 

 

 

 

English 12  (2 term course)                                                                Grades 12

 

Prerequisite:  English 11

 

The major theme of this course will be social justice with a focus on human rights.

Students will employ critical reading skills in the examination of core seminar texts,

composition of varying essay forms including: narrative or observation, cause/effect,

comparison/contrast, process analysis, proposal to solve a problem, and creative forms

(i.e. poetic, historical fiction, screenplay, etc…).  Students will also revisit and update

their professional portfolios as they complete their capstone projects.  These capstone

projects will be service learning based with a focus on social justice.  During a

volunteer experience, students will conduct interviews and provide artifacts to

demonstrate the ability of the individual to affect change.

 

 

 

 

 

English 12 – Co-Taught (2 term course)                                Grade 12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course follows the same course description as English 9 but delivered in a

co-taught environment where a general education teacher and a special education

teacher both deliver instruction.

 

 

English 12 Honors  (2 term course)                                                   Grade 12      

Prerequisite: Recommendation by English 11 teacher and approval by department;

GPA of “B” or better in Accelerated English 11 and approval by

department; “A” in regular English 11 and approval by department

 

This class is meant for the academically able and motivated student.  It continues and   advances to the integrated study of language arts begun in English 9 (Accelerated)

and will focus on human rights.

Media Creative Writing (1 term course)                                 Grades 10-11-12

(This course may be repeated)

 

Prerequisite:  Application to and approval of English Department                                                                                                                                           and Counseling Office.

 

This class is designed to instruct students in the production of a school newspaper,

focusing on journalistic techniques and the polishing of articles/stories for publication

quality.  Students will be directly involved in, and responsible for, the composition,

layout, and distribution of the school newspaper The Lancer Link.  Students will work

with several types of technological tools including publication software, digital

cameras, scanners, etc.  Students should expect to spend time outside of school

researching material for stories.  Students will also be required to meet deadlines on a

regular basis.  Any student interested in pursuing a career in journalism and media

production will find this class to be an excellent starting point.

 

 

Publications (Yearbook) (2 term course)                                                        Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite: Application Process/Teacher Approval

Recommended minimum prerequisite for this class is Computer

Applications 1.

 

The publications class will produce the Lancer Shield, Bullock Creek High School’s

yearbook.  Students will sell advertising to local merchants, design a layout for all the

pages using an online program, take orders and distribute the final product to the

district.  Students will use digital photography and Photoshop elements on a regular

basis.  Seniors will create the senior slide show for the graduation ceremony.  Students

will spend a good deal of time working independently and meeting deadlines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

 

Metals Technology: Welding 1  (2 term course)                                     Grades 9-10-11-12            

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This beginning course in welding will focus on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

(MIG). Students will gain experience in using the Oxygen Acetylene torch, metal cut

off saw, blacksmithing forge, various hand tools, laboratory safety and Shielded Metal

Arc (SMAW stick) welding.

 

 

Advance Metals Technology: Welding 2  (2 term course)                Grades 10-11-12                      

 

Prerequisite: Welding 1 with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval

 

Students will gain experience in design and construction of small projects (5 square

feet or less).  Students will then gain additional experience in designing and

fabricating larger projects such as a stool, dirt bike stand, grind rail, deer hooks, etc.

These projects will have the chance to be entered into the regional competition for

Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society.

 

 

Advance Metals Technology: Welding 3  (2 term course)                Grades 11-12   

 

Prerequisite:  Welding 2 with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval

 

Students will demonstrate and use techniques and ideas from Welding 2 to gain

more experience in designing and fabricating complex prototypes such as BBQ

smokers, tree stands, cargo hitch, bike rack, pig roaster etc.   These projects will have

the chance to be entered into the regional competition for Michigan Industrial and

Technology Education Society.

 

Advance Metals Technology: Welding 4  (2 term course)                Grades 12        

 

Prerequisite: Welding 3 with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval

 

Students will demonstrate and use techniques and ideas from Welding 3

to gain more experience in designing and fabricating complex prototypes such as dune

buggy or snowmobile trailer, car hauler, etc.  Oxygen Acetylene welding will be used

as well as a  metal cut off saw, various hand tools and laboratory safety.  Students may

create a small project using these tools.  These projects will have the chance to be

entered into the regional competition for Michigan Industrial and Technology

Education Society.

Computer Aided Design 101 (2 term course)                         Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Do to limited space, 10th grade or higher or instructor approval

 

This course introduces computer aided drafting (Auto Cad) and develops skills needed

for the drafting and engineering fields.  This class focuses on learning the Auto Cad

systems and teaches mechanical drawing techniques such as machine parts (ball

bearings), rotors, door knobs, hinges and much, much more!  Students will focus on

architectural drafting to develop a complete set of house plans.  This class will also

focus on the basic building principles used in residential construction.

 

 

Residential Blueprint Reading 101 (1 term course)                            Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: None

 

A course designed to introduce students to many aspects of residential blueprint

reading.  This course covers building practices, building materials used in the trade,

sketching, symbols, abbreviations, and various types of prints.  There will be

discussions on trades and occupational opportunities.  This class is recommended for

those interested in architectural, construction management, residential building.

 

Introduction to Construction Trades 101 (1 term course)                 Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Residential Blueprint Reading, Woods, Welding, and Computer Aided

Design are all recommended but not required.

 

This course was developed to provide and opportunity for students to learn about basic

building trade’s issues, within the construction industry such as safety, math, hand

tools, and to give students information needed to enter apprentice programs after

graduation.  This course may have laboratory time to construct projects either for the

community or the construction trades home.

 

 

Construction Technology (Home Building) (2 term course)                     Grades 10-11-12

     This course is two class periods in length and meets for two terms.

 

Prerequisite:  Instructor approval.  Residential Blueprint Reading, Woods, Welding,

and Computer Aided Design are all recommended but not required.

* This course may be considered as a 4th year math related credit.

 

This course is an off site class that builds a residential home for the community.  Each

phase of residential construction is covered: foundation, framing, roofing, electrical,

plumbing, heating, insulation, drywall, trim work, siding, concrete work.  Students

will work with local contractors on some phases of the project.  At the completion of

the house, students will be proud of their accomplishments for many years to come.

 

 

Woods Technology: Woods 1  (2 term course)                                        Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Students will learn basic woodworking principles as well as verbal and written

language related to basic woodworking.  This class will focus on safety, measurement,

wood identification, sanding, calculating board feet, and project cost.  Students will

complete a small project in class such as a cutting board and will focus on wood

joinery, fasteners, routing, finishing.  Students will also complete an intermediate

project in class, ex. lamps, baseball bats, shelves.

 

 

Advance Woods Technology: Woods 2  (2 term course)                            Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisites: Woods 1 with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval

* This course may be considered as a 4th year math related credit.

 

Students will learn advanced techniques and ideas covered in Woods 1.  This class

will focus on basic cabinetry.  Student will learn the basic and advanced parts of a

cabinet and cabinet construction.  Students will complete a small floor or wall cabinet.

Students will learn how to make raised panel doors and molding.  Students will

complete large projects and will be expected to demonstrate the quality needed for the

Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) competition, ex.

nightstands, gun cabinets, book shelves, tables.

 

 

Advance Woods Technology: Woods 3  (2 term course)                            Grades 10-11-12

 

 

Prerequisites: Woods 2 with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval

* This course may be considered as a 4th year math related credit.

 

Students will learn advanced techniques and ideas covered in Woods 201.  This class

will focus on abstract woodworking.  Students will learn techniques to bend, form and

turn wood.  Students will be expected to demonstrate the quality needed for the

Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) competition, ex. re-

curve bows, trout nets, snowshoes.  Students will construct advanced woodworking

projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advance Woods Technology: Woods 4  (2 term course)                             Grades 12

 

Prerequisite: Woods 3 with a grade of C or higher or instructor approval

* This course may be considered as a 4th year math related credit.

 

Students will demonstrate and use techniques and ideas from Woods 301 to

construct advanced woodworking projects.  Students will be expected to demonstrate

the quality needed for the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society

(MITES) competition

 

 

Woodworking:

 

This course is designed for students who have a desire to work with their hands and create advanced projects out of wood. This class will take the basic woodworking skills taught in a general Woods class and build on them. The goal of this class will be to give students an opportunity to work at a higher level as they create wood projects with more depth and detail. Examples of projects that may be created in the class are as follows: cedar strip kayaks, recurve bows, long bows, log beds, gun cabinets, dinning tables, etc. Students will also learn how to use an industrial sized CNC Router as well as cut and dry their own lumber using a sawmill and kiln if they so desire. Along with learning advanced woodworking techniques and creating wood projects, students will be given the opportunity to visit local businesses in the field of woodworking as well as participate in some work-based learning opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATH DEPARTMENT

 

Course                                                              Grades offered

 

Algebra 1 (2 term course)                                                       9-10-11-12

 

 

Geometry (2 term course)                                                      9-10-11-12

 

 

Accelerated Geometry  (2 term course)                                   9-10-11-12

  

 

 

Algebra 2 (2 term course)                                                        9-10-11-12

 

 

Accelerated Algebra 2 (2 term course)                                    10-11-12

 

 

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (2 term course)                            11-12

 

 

Calculus (2 term course)                                                         12

 

 

Senior Math (2 term course)                                                   12

 

Introduction to Engineering                                                    10-11-12

 

Math Seminar                                                                         9-10

 

Grade 12 Math Related Options:

 

Accounting

Advanced Woods Technology

Construction Technology

Introduction to Engineering

Chemical Processing Technology

Health Care Technology II

Select Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes

 

Please contact a high school counselor regarding these options.

 

MATHEMATICS

 

 

 

 

Algebra 1 (2 term course)                                                           Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

The student will study algebraic processes featuring vocabulary, number systems and

number sense, representations and relationships, calculation using real and complex

numbers, construction, interpretation, and manipulation of expressions, solutions of

equations and inequalities, definitions, representations, and attributes of functions,

models of real-world situations using families of functions, lines and linear functions,

exponential functions, quadratic functions, power functions (including roots, cubics,

quartics, etc.), polynomial functions, scatterplots and correlation, and

linear regression.

 

 

Geometry (2 term course)                                                             Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1

 

Students will develop concepts of geometry with an emphasis on reasoning and

numerical calculation using coordinate geometry while strengthening previously

developed algebraic concepts.  They will develop and practice both inductive and

deductive thinking using perpendicular and parallel lines, triangles and right

triangle trigonometry, quadrilaterals, and other polygons and their properties.

Additional topics will include circles and their properties, three-dimensional

figures, relationships between area and volume formulas, congruence, similarity,

and transformations.

 

 

Geometry – Honors (2 term course)                                             Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Recommendation by Math department

 

This course is designed for the academically able and motivated student. This course

will cover the required State Standards for Geometry and will also move beyond the

required standards to reach the higher level standards and concepts for this subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algebra 2 (2 term course)                                                                   Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 and Geometry

 

This course includes units of study in linear, quadratic, and power functions,

polynomials, factoring, simplifying powers, exponential and logarithmic functions,

polynomial division, rational functions, conics, sequences and series, probability,

permutations and combinations, trigonometry, and statistics.  A scientific calculator

with graphing is recommended for all students. TI 82-84+ is recommended.

Calculators will be provided for use in class.

 

 

 Algebra 2 – Honors (2 term course)                                                  Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Recommendation by the Math department

 

This course is designed for the academically able and motivated student. This course

will cover the required State Standards for Algebra 2 and will also move beyond the

required standards to reach the higher level standards and concepts for this subject.

 

 

 

 

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (2 term course)                                      Grade 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Algebra 2

 

This two term course is a must for all students who intend to attend college and study

any area that uses mathematics.  The trigonometry portion includes the areas of

trigonometric functions, graphing functions, identities, equations, solutions of right

triangles, and radian measurement.  Other areas covered will include matrices and

discrete math topics.  The Pre-calculus portion includes the areas of analytic

geometry, probability, an in-depth study of the elementary functions and their graphs;

domain, range, zeros, logarithmic functions are central topics.  An introduction

chapter to calculus is also covered.  A TI 82, 84, or equivalent graphing calculator is

used extensively throughout the class.  Calculators will be provided for use in class

only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculus (2 term course)                                                                    Grade 12

 

Prerequisite:  Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus

 

This course includes units of study in the foundations of calculus, properties of

functions, continuity, calculus theorems, limits, derivatives, techniques and

applications of differentiation such as related rates; definite and indefinite integrals,

techniques and applications of integration such as finding areas and volumes of solids.

This course will prepare students to take the AP Calculus AB exam which is the

equivalent of Calculus I in college.  A scientific calculator with graphing is

recommended for all students.  TI 82-84+ is recommended. Calculators will be

provided for use in class.

 

 

 

Senior Math (2 term course)                                                               Grade 12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course covers review of Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry topics.  This course

will prepare students for college entrance tests.  It includes other topics including

early numeration systems, set notation, and financial mathematics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Engineering Design – Project Lead the Way

       (2 term course)                                                                            Grade 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Geometry or teacher recommendation

 

This class introduces students to the process that engineers in many different fields will face.  It is a project-based class for not only students who plan to go into the area of engineering, but for students who are looking for a challenging alternative to a 4th year math class.  It is recommended that students have passed Algebra 2, or have teacher recommendation.  Activities that can be expected, but are not limited to:  learning the difference between the types of engineering, the importance of accurate sketches and documentation, writing, presentations, team activities, use of technology for solving problems, research, CAD (computer aided design), and prototyping.  Students will be faced with problems to solve that will require them to plan, design, build, and test their solutions.

 

Class Units:

  1. Design Process
  2. Technical Sketching and Drawing
  3. Measurement and Statistics
  4. Modeling Skills
  5. Geometry of Design
  6. Reverse Engineering
  7. Documentation
  8. Advanced Computer Modeling
  9. Design Team
  10. Design Challenges

 

 

 

Mathematics Seminar

 

Prerequisite:      Teacher or Administrator recommendation

 

This course is designed to provide instructional math support to students who have been identified as needing additional support in order to be successful in their regular math class.  Students will be able to receive additional instruction from the current topics being covered in their regular math class. Students will also receive instruction on the basic math skills needed to be successful in a high school math class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

 

 

 

Course                                                                             Grades Offered

 

Biology 101 (2 terms)                                                      9-10-11-12

 

 

Biology 102 (2 terms)                                                      9-10-11-12

 

 

Chemistry 201 (2 terms)                                                 10-11-12

 

 

Chemistry 202 (2 terms)                                                  10-11-12

 

 

Physics 301 (2 terms)                                                        11-12

 

 

Physics 302 (2 terms)                                                        11-12

 

 

Physiology (2 terms)                                                         10-11-12

 

 

Advanced Biology (2 terms)                                               11-12

 

 

Environmental Science (1 term)                                          10-11-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology 101 (2 term course)                                                   

 

Biology 101 is a two term freshman biology course designed to fulfill essential and core

content expectations mandated by the State of Michigan. This course also fulfills the

district and state biology credit requirement for graduation. Students who have previously

received credit in Biology 101 or 102 may not enroll in this class.

 

 

Biology 101 A (1 term)                                                           Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

Students will investigate the following biology topics: Matter and energy in the

ecosystem, population ecology, human impact on the ecosystem, biological

chemistry, cell structure and function, and cell energetics.

 

 

Biology 101 B (1 term)                                                           Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Biology 101 A

 

Students will investigate the following topics:  DNA/RNA and protein synthesis,

cell division and chromosome mutations, Mendelian and molecular genetics,

evolution, comparative structure and function of living things, and homeostasis

and health.

 

 

 

Biology 102 (2 term course)                                                    

 

Biology 102 is a two term accelerated freshman biology course for students who have a strong interest in science.  Biology 102 is designed to fulfill essential, core, and recommended content expectations mandated by the State of Michigan. This course also fulfills the district and state biology credit requirement for graduation.   Lab experiments are an essential component of this course.

 

 

Biology 102 A (1 term)                                                           Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  8th grade teacher recommendation

 

Students will conduct a thorough examination of: Matter and energy in the

ecosystem, population ecology, human impact on the ecosystem, biological

chemistry, cell structure and function, and cell energetics.

 

 

 

Biology 102 B (1 term)                                                           Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Biology 102 A

 

Students will conduct a thorough examination of: DNA/RNA and protein

synthesis, cell division and chromosome mutations, Mendelian and molecular

genetics, evolution, comparative structure and function of living things, and

homeostasis and health.

 

 

Chemistry 201 (2 term course)                                           

 

Chemistry 201 is a two term course designed to fulfill the content expectations mandated by the State of Michigan. This course also fulfills the district and state chemistry credit requirement for graduation.

 

Chemistry 201 A (1 term)                                                           Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

 

Students will conduct an examination of:  Atomic Theory, States of Matter,

Periodic Table, Quantum Mechanics, Introduction to Bonding, Advanced Bonding

Concepts

 

Chemistry 201 B (1 term)                                                           Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: Chemistry 201 A

 

Students will conduct an examination of:  Nomenclature and Formula

Stoichiometry, Equations and Stoichiometry, Thermochemistry and Solutions,

Acids/Bases, Redox/Equilibrium, and Thermodynamics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry 202 (2 term course)                              

 

Chemistry 202 is a two term accelerated course for students who have a strong interest in science and math.  Chemistry 202 is designed to fulfill and exceed content expectations mandated by the State of Michigan. This course also fulfills the district and state chemistry credit requirement for graduation. Laboratory experience will place students in the role of professional chemists.

 

Chemistry 202 A (1 term)                                                        Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 (grade of C or better).

 

Students will conduct a thorough examination of:  Atomic Theory, States of

Matter, Periodic Table, Quantum Mechanics, Introduction to Bond, and Advanced

Bonding Concepts.

 

Chemistry 202 B (1 term)                                                         Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Chemistry 202 A

 

Students will conduct a thorough examination of:  Nomenclature and Formula

Stoichiometry, Equations and Stoichiometry, Thermochemistry and Solutions,

Acids/Bases, Redox/Equilibrium, and Thermodynamics

 

Physics 301 (2 term course)                                    

 

Physics 301 is a two term course designed to fulfill the district and state physics credit requirements for graduation.

 

Physics 301 A (1 term)                                                            Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1

 

Students will conduct an investigation of:  motion, momentum, two dimensional

motion & forces, energy transformation, mechanical energy, and energy and

society.

 

Physics 301 B (1 term)                                                             Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Physics 301 A

 

Students will investigate dynamics, mechanical waves, electromagnetic

waves, electric current, and electric forces.

 

 

 

 

Physics 302 (2 term course)                                    

 

Physics 302 is a two term accelerated course for students who have a strong interest in science and math.  Physics 302 is designed to fulfill essential, core, and recommended content expectations mandated by the State of Michigan. This course also fulfills the district and state physics credit requirement for graduation. Relevant lab and projects will be conducted to place students in the role of a physicist.

 

 

Physics 302 A (1 term)                                                           Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1, Geometry, and preferably Algebra 2

 

Students will conduct a thorough examination of:  motion, momentum, two

dimensional motion & forces, energy transformation, mechanical energy, and

energy and society.

 

 

Physics 302 B (1 term)                                                            Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite: Physics 302 A

 

Students will thoroughly examine dynamics, mechanical waves, electromagnetic

waves, electric current, and electric forces.

 

 

Physiology (2 term course)                                                  

 

Physiology is a two term elective class for students interested in, but not limited to, a career in health sciences. Physiology is a detailed study of the structure and function of the human body.  Students will be instructed on the eleven organ systems of the body and diseases afflicting each.  Lab based instruction and dissections are a graded component of this course.

 

 

Physiology A (1 term)                                                             Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite: Biology 102 or permission from instructor.

 

Students will investigate the following:  anatomical terminology, tissues,

integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and special senses.

 

 

 

 

 

Physiology B (1 term)                                                             Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Physiology A

 

Students will investigate the following:  nervous system, circulatory system,

endocrine system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, digestive system, and

reproductive system.  The trimester will conclude with a full dissection of a fetal

pig.

 

 

Advanced Biology (Biology 2) (2 term course)                                                                            

 

This is an elective college-level preparatory course.  This class is designed to prepare

a student for the Advanced Placement biology exam.  Dissections, field work,

supplemental readings and laboratory experiments are required.

 

Advanced Biology A (1 term)                                                 Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Biology 102, Physiology, and Chemistry 202.

 

This course will investigate the following topics in great detail: biochemistry, cell

structure, cell energetics, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and

biotechnology.

 

Advanced Biology B (1 term)                                                  Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Advanced Biology A

 

This course will examine the following topics in great detail:  evolution, plant

structure and function, taxonomy, and ecology.

 

Environmental Science 201 (1 term)                                       Grades 10-11-12 

 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Biology 101 or 102

 

Environmental Science is a one term course designed to improve the students’ awareness of the environmental problems we are now and will be facing in the future.  Students will add significant depth to their understanding of the environment at the local and global level.  They will examine various environmental issues.

The class will focus on principles of ecology that include:  studying the earth,

ecological interactions, biomes,  energy, resources, and  managing human  impact.

 

 

 

 

LIFE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

 

 

Personal Living (1 term course)                                               Grades 9-10

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This class is designed to introduce the student to a series of mini units covering            relationships, care of children, nutrition, personal care and careers.

 

Foods and Nutrition (Foods 1) (1 term course)                       Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This one term course will include areas of study on food in your life, nutrition

basics, health and wellness, food decisions, kitchen basics, and the art of cooking.

Laboratory experiences will include preparing fruits, vegetables, grains,

dairy foods, eggs, breads, sweets, and legumes.

 

Advanced Foods and Nutrition (Foods 2) (1 term course)                   Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Foods and Nutrition

 

This one term course will include a review of nutrition basics and health and wellness.  The course will continue with laboratory experiences using meat, poultry, beverages, fish and shellfish, food combinations (including soups, stews, stir-fry, and sandwiches) and continue with global foods.

 

Child Development: Parenting and Infants (1 term course)      Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This is a one term class which will study the areas of children and parenting, prenatal development and childbirth; human development through the first year, including physical development, emotional and social development, and intellectual development; parenting issues and child care options.

 

Child Development: The Growing Child (1 term course)         Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

Study of the one year old child’s development and continue through school-age

children.  Additional content will include the health and safety of children and family

challenges.  Also covered are parenting issues and child care options for older

children. This course is suggested for students considering a career in Early or

Elementary Education.

 

Independent Living (1 term course)                                                    Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This one term class is open to any junior or senior who will soon be living on their

own and will need background in the following areas: consumer spending,

transportation choices, credit, managing income, housing decisions, career planning,

financial planning, using financial institutions, investments, insurance, taxes, etc.

 

 

Educational Careers:

 

This course is designed to provide high school students with classroom and field experiences that will enable them to make informed decisions regarding careers in education. Students will examine the professional roles of teachers, explore diverse career options within education, and develop an understanding of school structures, operations, and policies. Students enrolled in the Educational Careers program will have the opportunity to get hands-on field experience working with children in a variety of educational settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

 

 

 

Course                                                                                             Grades offered

 

 

World History and Geography (2 term course)                                    9-12

 

 

U.S.  History and Geography (2 term course)                                       10-12

 

 

Economics     (1 term course)                                                                11-12

 

 

Government    (1 term course)                                                               11-12

 

 

Social Studies: Social Psychology  (1 term course)                              11-12

 

 

Social Studies: Human Socialization  (1 term course)                         11-12

 

 

Current Issues  (1 term course)                                                          10-11- 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

 

World History and Geography A  (1 term course)                                Grades   9-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This world history course will examine the early foundations and development of

early civilizations and historical eras up to Industrialization.  Units will include:  a

review of the study of  prehistory up to the fall of the Roman Empire, the

spread/influence of Christianity and Islam and their respective empires, the

development, expansion, and dominance, and Industrialization.  Special emphasis will

be placed on the role of geography as it relates to the development of world history.

Students will develop an understanding of how the events in our past have an

influence on our present society.

 

World History and Geography B  (1 term course)                                 Grades  9-12

 

Prerequisite:  Recommended successful completion of World History

and Geography A.

 

This world history course will examine the major philosophical, cultural, and political

developments that contributed to the advancements of modern times.  Units will

include Imperialism, WWI, the Interwar Period, WWII, Cold War, and global

contemporary issues.  Special emphasis will be placed on the role of geography as it

relates to the development of world history.  Students will be able to construct and

defend an informed position, and be able to present their position persuasively.

Students will develop an understanding of how the events in our past have an

influence on our present society.

 

 

 U.S. History and Geography A  (1 term course)                               Grades   10-12           

 

Prerequisite:  Recommended successful completion of 2 terms of World History

and Geography.

 

This course primarily surveys the historical events of the Industrialization of the U.S.

to the causes of World War II.  Special emphasis will be placed on the role of

geography as it relates to the development of American history.  Topics will include

Westward Expansion, Industrialization, Progressivism, WWI, the Great Depression

and New Deal, and the causes of WWII with a major emphasis on the understanding

of the people, events, and ideas that influence today’s world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. History and Geography B  (1 term course)                                   Grades 10-12

 

Prerequisite:  U.S. History and Geography A

 

This course primarily surveys the historical events of World War II, the Cold War, the

Civil Rights Movement, U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the decades of the 1970s, 80s,

and 90s, as well as current issues.  Special emphasis will be placed on the role of

geography as it relates to the development of American history.  A major emphasis of

the course will be on the historical significance of past major U.S. events as a building

block for analysis of current issues.

 

 

Economics (1 term course)                                                                   Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of 2 terms of World History &

Geography and 2 terms of U.S. History & Geography.

 

This course will provide students with an understanding of the U.S. economic system

and its relevance to the individual.  Units included in this course emphasize the study

of economic systems, the role of profit in the free enterprise system, the study of

supply and demand, prices and factors of production, business organizations,

investment, personal money management (including the wise use of credit), the role of

banks in the economic system, and the methods of government control over the

economy.

 

 

Government (1 term course)                                                              Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of 2 terms of World History &

Geography and 2 terms of U.S. History & Geography.

 

This course will provide a brief overview of world governments.  The main focus of

this course will be the study of the purposes and functions of the United States

government as well as the government of the State of Michigan and the workings of

local government.  Units will include:  the U.S. Constitution, Citizenship and Rights,

federalism, the branches of government, the role of political parties, elections, and the

role of foreign policy as it pertains to the United States’ role in international affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies:  Social Psychology (Psychology ) (1 term course)              Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

Why do we think and act the way we do?  Why do others act the way they do? This

course offers a broad introduction to human behavior and psychology, the study of

human social influence and interaction.  We will explore the various ways people

think and mental processes and how they relate to one another.  The course will cover

topics such as the social self-concept, social judgment, attitudes, perceptions,

emotions, conformity, gender differences, helping behavior, prejudice, and

interpersonal relationships.

 

 

Social Studies:  Human Socialization (Sociology)  (1 term course)                Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

Sociology is the study of human society and behavior in social settings. Sociology is

about how outside forces, like parents, peers, school, and mass media, impact and

shape who we are as people. Socialization is a continued learning throughout life as

factors change. Sociology will incorporate key concepts like social structure, social

action, functional integration, power and culture into the everyday lives of humans,

like you. Sociology is a great class for students to take who are going to pursue a field

involving people and is a great partnership class with psychology.

 

 

Current Issues  (1 term course)                                               Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course examines current issues facing the US and the world.  Topics will vary per

term but may include: education, racism, public assistance programs, domestic abuse,

crime and punishment, safety issues, business, labor and agriculture.  Students will be

able to locate, analyze, and use various forms of evidence, information, and sources

including primary and secondary sources.  Students will then be able to address public

policy issues by suggesting alternative solutions or courses of action, evaluate the

consequences of each, and propose an action to address the issue or resolve the

problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

 

 

Physical Education 1 (1 term course)                                     Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This is the beginning physical education class where the main objective is for

students to develop a passion for, and to enjoy fitness related activities.  Students

learn and identify the importance of exercise incorporated with and applied to

fundamental life long fitness activities.  Students will show knowledge and

understanding of positive benefits of weight training, aerobic activities, fundamental

exercises, and life long fitness activities, and how each is correlated to life activities

and the wellness of that individual.

 

 

Physical Education 1/2 – Low Impact (1 term course)                        Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  instructor approval

 

This class is designed for students who are interested in individual fitness activities.

These activities will be low impact and noncompetitive in nature.  Low impact

activities will be walking, jogging, low impact aerobics, core exercises, stretching,

and weight training.  Competitive activities will be kept to a minimum with each

student helping to design their own workout.

 

 

Physical Education 2 (1 term course)                                      Grades 9-10-11-12

(This course may be repeated)

 

Prerequisite:  Physical Education 1

 

Students learn and identify the importance of exercise incorporated with and applied   to fundamental fitness activities.  Students will show knowledge and understanding of                                                   positive benefits of weight training, aerobic activities, fundamental exercises, and   fitness activities, and how each is correlated to life activities and the wellness of that             individual.  An increase in the competitive nature of this class and the awareness of   physical capabilities and the understanding of advanced concepts and theories are        incorporated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Conditioning (1 term course)                                  Grades 10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  P.E. 1 or 2 – instructor approval

 

This course will be conditioning of the body for specific activities.  The students will

perform weight training exercises that specifically condition and strengthen for physical activity.  The students will incorporate plyometric training and cardiovascular training.  The course will allow students the ability to train for specificity.

 

 

Health (1 term course)                                                           Grades 9-10-11-12

 

Prerequisite:  None

 

This course is designed for freshmen or sophomores and offers a look at the development of a physically, mentally, and socially, well-rounded and effective individual.  The primary focus will be on promoting an overall healthy life-style relating to the many choices made during adolescence that involve both the body and the mind.  This includes nutrition, exercise, mental and emotional health, stress, violence, disease, abuse and relationships.

 

 

Advanced Health Issues (1 term course)                                 Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Health

 

This course will explore the many issues of how one can be a happy, healthy, peak

performing individual.  The course focuses on mental practice and decision making,

stress and coping skills, the development of social skills, human communication,

sleep research, proper nutrition, and the benefits of exercise.  The course will also

examine topics such as:  arthritis, breast and colon cancer, skin cancer, high blood

pressure and strokes, death and dying, addictions, domestic abuse, aides, diabetes, the

science of happiness, steroids, depression, and eating disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program (Co-op)                                            Grade 12

 

Prerequisite:  Students should take related classes that will give them training in

their occupation or interest area.  Some jobs will have specific

requirements as to the necessary prerequisites.  All students must have

earned a minimum of 17 credits before admission to the program.

Students are invited to discuss their high school schedule with the WBL

coordinator.  Special application is required.

 

Students will receive work experience and training in the field in which the student is   interested.  Each student must work a minimum of 12 hours per week.  Students will                                                    be placed with local businesses that cooperate with the WBL program.  There is a

section in the BCHS Handbook describing the details and requirements of the Work-

Based Learning program.

 

Dual Enrollment Options                                                        Grades 11-12

 

Bullock Creek High School students may enroll in college level courses (dual

enrollment) as outlined in PA 131 of 2012.  See your counselor for applications and    program details.  Dual enrollment must be planned and arranged individually well in

advance.  There is a section in the BCHS Handbook describing the details and

requirements of dual enrollment.  Students will receive a letter grade on their

transcript for dual enrolled classes, which will be factored into their overall GPA.

 

Shared Time Enrollment                                                                     Grades 11-12

 

Students have the opportunity to enroll in countywide Career and Technical Education

(CTE) programs.  Classes are offered at various locations including local high schools

and college campuses.  Arrangements must  be made well in advance and approved by

administration.  Shared time classes will receive transfer grades based on a 4.0 system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Seminar (1 or 2 term course)                                             Grades 11-12

 

Prerequisite:  Academically behind in credits for graduation

 

Students who are in their third or fourth year of high school, and who are behind in credits to graduate on time, may be enrolled in this program.  Students will use an online provider to recover credits.  The program will be supervised by a teacher and counselor.  However, the student is responsible for completing the course work in a timely manner.  All credit recovery classes must be approved by a Bullock Creek counselor prior to enrollment.  Each class has specific guidelines for successful completion.  Students will earn CR (Credit) or NC (No Credit) for Academic Seminar.  The student must complete the online course(s) in order for Bullock Creek to receive an official grade/transcript at least one week prior to graduation.     A contract, along with a deposit, is required for this program.

 

 

Test Out Options; PA 335 of 1993

 

See the student handbook for details.

 

 

Seat-Time Waiver Options; Alternate Education

 

See a high school counselor for details.

 

 

 

On-Line Class Option

 

Bullock Creek High School uses the following providers for online courses:

Edgenuity

Michigan Virtual School

GenNet

 

Catalogs of the classes offered are available in the Counseling Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some examples of Career & Technical Education Programs:

 

  • Accounting and Financial Management

 

  • Automotive Technology

 

  • Business Administration Management

 

  • Chemical Processing Technology

 

  • Computer Aided Design

 

  • Construction/Building Trades

 

  • Digital/Multimedia & Information (Web Design)

 

  • Graphic Communications & Printing

 

  • Health Care Technology

 

  • Marketing Operations and Entrepreneurship

 

  • Small Engine

 

  • Video Production

 

  • Welding Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BULLOCK CREEK BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW

 

The Bullock Creek Board of Education complies with all Federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.  It is the policy of the Bullock Creek Board of Education that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, height, weight, marital status or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Inquiries concerning the application of, or grievances of, (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (4) Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and (5) Age Discrimination Act of 1975, should be directed to:

 

Director of Instructional Services

Bullock Creek School District

1420 S. Badour Road

Midland, Michigan 48640

Telephone (989) 631-9022

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bcreek.k12.mi.us/?p=2246