Igniting Minds,
Fueling Futures

Reeths-Puffer High School
Interactive Curriculum Guide
2019-2020

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Reeths-Puffer
Graduation Requirements (22 Credits)

Table of Contents

English - 4 credits

Mathematics - 4 credits
Algebra
Geometry
Algebra 2
Math or Math related (12th)

Science - 3 credits
1 must be Biology

Social Studies
World History
American History
Government/Economics

Physical Education - 1 credit
.5 Health
.5 PE (or 2 seasons
marching band or
2 seasons HS sport)

Fine or Applied Arts - 1 credit

World Language - 2 credits or equivalent
experience

* See counselor for possible substitutions to graduation requirements

RPHS
Applied Arts Classes include (AC):
RPHS
Fine Arts Classes include:

Programming
AP Computer Science
Web Explor. & Development 1&2
Yearbook
PALS & TRT
CAD 100, 200, 201, 300
Robotics
ITL, Community Based
Voc (approved)

Vocal Music
Instrumental Music
Visual Arts
Theatre Arts


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Reeths-Puffer School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs and activities.  The following person has be designated to handle inquires regarding our nondiscrimination policies:

Mr. Rob Renes, Assistant Superintendent, Reeths-Puffer Schools
991 W. Giles Rd., Muskegon, MI 49445, (231) 744-4736, ext 1108

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

The School Board has established specific steps to resolve discrimination complaints. A copy of the procedure is available at all school offices or from the Human Resources Director.






Reeths-Puffer High School
Administration
Principal

D. Beckeman
beckemad@reeths-puffer.org
Assistant Principals

C. Sandee
sandeec@reeths-puffer.org

P. Siembida
siembidap@reeths-puffer.org
Athletic Director

T. Schmitt
schmittt@reeths-puffer.org
Athletic Director Assistant
M. Bird
birdm@reeths-puffer.org
Attendance Officer

B. Attig
attigb@reeths-puffer.org
Director of North Service Unit

S. Green
greens@reeths-puffer.org

Parent Portal

Our Power School parent portal is available in addition to the student portal.  Students login with their student ID number and birth date.  Parents should contact the school for setup instructions.  The URL for the viewers is : http://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public/home



Dual Enrollment Policy

Dual enrollment is a program that extends educational learning options to students who qualify to take academic classes at a post-secondary institution while attending high school.  The program is available to juniors and seniors who meet the State of Michigan and Reeths-Puffer School requirements for the program.  For more specific details and enrollment information, students should go to the dual enrollment link on the R-PHS Counseling web page.

Test Out Policy

Testing out of a course is intended for students to advance to the next level in a subject area or to take more credits.  In order to provide students with course syllabi and supplies, students must inform the counseling office of their test out intentions by May 24th.  The test window will be during the 3rd week in August and January during exams.

Class Rank

A student's rank in class is based on the cumulative semester grade point average.  AP classes will be calculated on a weighted 5.0 scale in determining class rank.

Senior Final
Rank in Class

A student's GPA at the end of the 7th semester is compared to all other classmates'.  This determines a student's place or rank in his graduating class.  Rank in class is often a very important factor in college evaluation procedures.

Validictorian/Salutatorian

The valedictorian and salutatorian will be determined after the 7th semester by the following criteria in descending order of importance:

  • Grade Point Average
  • SAT composite score
  • SAT writing score if needed



REETHS-PUFFER
HIGH SCHOOL
MISSION STATEMENT

Igniting Minds,
Fueling Futures

REETHS-PUFFER 
SCHOOL DISTRICT 
MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of Reeths-Puffer Schools as a community leader is to maximize the potential of all students and prepare them to compete and contribute as caring, knowledgeable citizens in our rapidly-changing world.


REETHS-PUFFER SCHOOLS
COUNSELING
MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of the Reeths-Puffer Schools (K-12) Guidance and Counseling Program is to promote and assist all students in academic, personal, and social growth.  The program will assist and prepare our students to become caring, productive citizens in our rapidly changing and diverse world.

REETHS-PUFFER ATHLETICS
MISSION STATEMENT
Building Character
Through Competition



Course Requests

Student course requests will determine which courses will be offered the following year.  By honoring student's course requests, they will be held accountable to these selections both first and second semesters.  To have a schedule adjustment made, one of the following criteria must be met:

There are, at times, adjustments made to student schedules due to overloaded courses whereby counselors are authorized to make changes to meet class size guidelines.

The courses in this curriculum guide will be offered only if registration figures indicate a sufficient demand for the course.  If there is not enough demand, alternative choices will be provided.  Student selections made through this registration process will be considered final.  The deadline for changes is 3/30/2019.  Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students must be enrolled in six classes each semester.  

9th Grade Student/Parent Scheduling Seminar
March 12, 2019  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Process for Scheduling Courses at Reeths-Puffer High School

  • Become familiar with the courses in the R-PHS Curriculum Guide
  • Discuss Course options with your teachers, counselors, and parents.
  • Go to your Power School portal and click on the "class registration" tab on the left side of the screen
  • Follow the online directions to select and submit your course request.
  • Student selections made through this registration process will be considered final.  The deadline for changes is 3/28/2019.


REGISTER ONLINE AT http://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public

Print your registration receipt at http://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public for picture day.

If you pay a fine or fee online, bring the receipt to registration.

SCHEDULE PICK UP IS ON PICTURE DAYS AFTER STUDENT ID PICTURES IS TAKEN

Seniors - August 22 from 8 - 11 & 12 - 3

Juniors - August 23 from 8 - 11

Sophomores - August 23 from 12 - 3

Freshman - August 26 from 8 - 11 & 12 - 3

Career Awareness

Students at Reeths-Puffer have a minimum of 17 career awareness activities over their four years in high school.  From these activities, students are able to learn about careers, decision-making, employability skills, goal setting, and career pathways.  These activities are driven and documented in the student's Educational Development Plan (EDP).  EDP's are created and updated in an online program called Career Cruising.  parents and students can access this program online at http://www.careercruising.com.  The user name for Career Cruising is: rphs and the password is rockets.  To access a student's EDP (Educational Development Plan) in Career Cruising, the EDP user name is "maisd-(student ID #)."  The EDP password is the student's 6-digit birthdate.  Information on EDP's includes: Interests, Career Pathways Interests, Lifestlye Preferences, Workplace Skills, Achievements, Awards, Certificates, Areas needing impovement, Careers Explored, Short Term Goals, Long Term Golas, Coureses, and Next Steps.  Other optional career activities include job shoadows, teacher readiness training, interernships, service-learning, vocational training, and work-based learning.  You can explore more at http://www.acinet.org, http://www.princetonreview.com, or http://www.usacolleges.com.  Other career websites are https://www.michigancap.org, http://www.mi-car.org, and http://www.onetonline.org .


Scheduling Information

Schedule Draft

Name _____________________________

Grade in 2019/20    9    10    11    12

Student # _________________________



HR9th GradeClass
1Eng 9 or Honors________________
2World History________________
3Science________________
4Math________________
5
________________
6
________________



HR10th GradeClass
1Eng 10 or Honors________________
2Amer History or AP________________
3Science________________
4Math________________
5
________________
6
________________



HR11th GradeClass
1Eng 11 or AP Lang________________
2Amer Gov't/Econ________________
3Math________________
4Science________________
5
________________
6
________________



HR12th GradeClass
1Eng 12 or AP Literature________________
2Math or Math Related________________
3Science if not in 11th________________
4
________________
5
________________
6
________________


All students need .5 Health/.5 PE credit
All students need 1 Fine Arts or Applied credit
All students need 2 credits or equivalent experience of World Language


Reeths-Puffer...
A Career Pathways High School

What are Career Pathways?

Career pathways are broad groupings of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment requirements call fro many common interests, strengths and competencies.

Are you sure it’s for me?

Absolutely! No matter what, some day you will need to get a job. You may go to college first, or you may get advanced education in other ways. But you’ll eventually enter the workforce. The bottom line is that the good jobs of the future will go to people with skills. And you certainly want to be one of them.

Career Pathways can assist you in finding your way among the thousands of different occupations available to you. Following a career pathway makes it easier for you to identify career choices. Career pathways can help you develop a plan on how to prepare for your chosen career interest area.

How do I benefit?

Your Pathway prepares you so that you know what skills are needed in the world of work. It:    

What is my role as a student?

Do everything you can to focus on your future

What are Michigan’s Career Pathways?

  1. Arts and Communications (A)
    Careers related to humanities and the performing, visual, literary and media arts. Sample careers include artists, journalists and graphic designers. These careers are interesting to people who value creativity and seek opportunities to express themselves.
  2. Business, Management, Marketing & Technology (B)
    Careers related to all aspects of business including accounting, business administration, finance, information processing and marketing. Sample careers include accountant, business managers and auto salespersons. These careers are interesting to people who are good in math, feel comfortable using computer programs, and enjoy being the leader of a group.
  3. Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology (E)
    Careers related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical systems. Sample careers include mechanics, airplane pilots and engineers. These careers are interesting to people who enjoy working with tools, equipment and other kinds of machinery.
  4. Health Sciences (H)
    Careers related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries and disease. Sample careers include physicians, nurses and veterinarians. These careers are interesting to people who like to know how the body works and care about the well-being of people and animals.
  5. Human Services (HU)
    Careers related to child care, civil service, education, hospitality and the social services. Sample careers include counselors, teachers, law enforcement officers, religious leaders. These careers are interesting to people who enjoy interacting with people and helping them solve their problems.
  6. Natural Resources and Agriscience (N)
    Careers related to natural resources, agriculture and the environment. Sample careers include fish and game wardens, marine biologists and farmers. These careers are interesting to people who enjoy working outdoors and are interested in nature and animals.

Selecting your courses for next year
Courses are indexed according to one or more of the six Michigan Career Pathways described. Please consider your long-term career goals as you select courses for next year. Courses are open for enrollment to all students unless otherwise stated in the course description and/or the prerequisite.


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Arts & Communications Pathway

A


Technical careers requiring on-the-job or vocational training

Offset press operator
Phototypesetter
Computer Typesetter
Dramatic Reader
Impersonator/Comedian
Merchandise Displayer
Photographic Process Worker
Musician/Composer
Paste-up Artist
Disk Jockey
Cartoonist
Model
Dancer
Airbrush Painter



Professional and technical careers requiring community college training

Photoengraver/Proofer
Screen Printer
Scanner Operator
Lithographic Photographer
Advertising Agent
Sign Language Interpreter
Illustrator/Commercial Artist
Decorator/Interior Designer
Compositor
Announcer
Writer
Cartoonist
Graphic Designer
Stage Technician
Photojournalist
Ad Copywriter



Professional careers requiring university training

Interpreter/Translator
Columnist/Journalist
TV Production Director
Technical Writer
Writer/Author
Orchestrator
Landscape Architect
Newscaster/Correspondent
Archivist or Curator
Musician
Art Director
Art Historian
Film Maker
Teacher
Choral Director
Archeologist
Copywriter
Cartogrpher



Business, Management, Marketing & Information Technology Pathway


Technical careers requiring on-the-job or vocational training

Wholesale or Retail Sales Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Ticket Agent
Meter Reader
Computer Technician
Collection Clerk
Account Teller
Slot machine Attendant
Messenger
Mail Clerk
Cashier
Tax Preparer
Radio Dispatcher
File Clerk
Hotel Clerk
Auto Rental



Professional and technical careers requiring community college training

Auto Parts Sales Clerk
Store Manager
Bookkeeper
Elec Funds Transfer Coord
Computer Support Specialist
Hotel/Motel Manager
Medical Secretary
Systems Programmer
Assistant Buyer
Billing Clerk
Court Clerk
Caterer
Travel Agent
Claims Rep
Legal Assistant
Auditing Clerk



Professional careers requiring university training

Health Service Admin
Programmer Analyst
Market Research Analyst
School or College Admin
Tax Accountant
User Support Analyst
Air Traffic Controller
Software Engineer
Job Analyst
Auditor
City Manager
Economist
Benefits Manager


B


Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

E


Technical careers requiring on-the-job or vocational training

Building Maintenance Working
Office Machine Repairer
Climate Control Mechanic
Truck & Bus Mechanic
House & Building Interior Cleaner
Glazier
Numerical Control Tool Operator
Tool & Die Maker
Sawyer
Aircraft Mechanic
Carpenter
Millwright
Upholsterer
Electrician
Welder
Heat Treater
Plasterer
Lather



Professional and technical careers requiring community college training 

Microcomputer Specialist
Biomedical Equipment Repairer
Robotics Technician
Laser Technician
Nuclear Technician
Broadcast Technician
Printer
CAD Repairer
Surveyor
Chemical Technician
Industrial Designer
Metallurgical Technician



Professional careers requiring university training

Manufacturing Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Automotive Engineer
Quality Control Engineer
Quality Control Manager
Electrical Engineer
Robotics Engineer
Mining Engineer
Chemist
Plant Manager
Architect
Industrial Engineer
Marine Engineer
Marine Architect
Ceramic Engineer





Health Sciences Pathway


H


Technical careers requiring 
on-the-job or vocational training

EEG/EKG Technician
Nurse Aide/Orderly
Occupational Therapy Aide
Medical Records Technician
Laboratory Assistant
Optometric Assistant
Physical Therapy Aide
Home Health Aide
Medical Assistant
Nursing Technician
Dietetic Aide
Histologist
Hospice Worker
Dental Assistant
Admitting Clerk
Animal Caretaker



Professional and technical careers 
requiring community college training

Physical Therapy Assistant
Dental Hygienist/Lab Tech
Surgical Technician
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist/Tech
Cardiac Cath Technologist
MRI Technologist
Ultrasound Tech
Mortician
Dialysis Technician
Veterinary Tech
Histologic Tech
Medical Records Tech
Admin Clerk
Emergency Medical Tech



Professional careers requiring 
university training

Medical Records Administrator
Hospital Administrator
Occupational Therapist
Respiratory Therapist
Physical Therapist
Speech Pathologist/Audiologist
Medical Scientist
Pathologist
Medical Physicist
Psychologist/Psychiatrist
Dentist
Physician/Surgeon
Art Therapist
Pharmacist
Nutritionist
Music Therapist
Nuclear Physicist
Toxicologist
Nurse Practitioner

Veterinarian



Human Services Pathway


Technical careers requiring 
on-the-job or vocational training

Court Administrator/Bailiff
Halfway House Manager
Library Technician/Assistant
Private/Store Investigator
Flight Attendant
Geriatric/Social Services Aide
Food/Beverage Service Worker
Waiter/Waitress
Commercial Artist
Teacher Aide
Child Care Worker
Refuse Collector
Legal Assistant
Religious Worker
Exercise Instructor
Meat Cutter
Chef/Cook



Professional and technical careers
requiring community college training

Psychiatric Aide/Technician
Substance Abuse Counselor
Compliance/Enforcement Inspector
Hazardous Waste Technician
Interior Designer
Interpreter/Translator
Recreation Leader
Food Service Worker
Corrections Officer
Truck Driver
Police Supervisor
Driving Instructor
Bus Driver
Journalist
Police Officer
Detective



Professional careers requiring university training

College Administrator
College Instructor
Employment Counselor
Human Resource Manger
School Administrator
Placement Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Marriage Counselor
Psychiatrist/Psychologist
Sports Professional
Teacher
Historian
Librarian
School Counselor
Judge
Lawyer
Clergy
Athletic Trainer
Anthropologist
Urban Planner



HU


Natural Resources & Agriscience Pathway


N


Technical careers requiring on-the-job or vocational training

Food/Dairy Processing Machine Operator
Agricultural Equipment/Chemical Salesperson
Animal Health Product Salesperson
Agriculture Crop Salesperson
Horticultural Nersery Worker
Chemical Applicator
Livestock/Dairy Herder
Animal Caretaker
Veterinary Assistant
Feed Miller
Groundskeeper
Logging Worker
Cannery Worker
Turf Manager
Field Inspector
Food Drier



Professional and technical
careers requiring community college training

Forester/Conservationist
Forestry Technician
Ornamental Horticulturist
Chemical Technician
Fish & Game Warden
Tree Surgeon
Water Plant Operator
Weather Observer



Professional careers requiring university training

Coop Extension Service Worker
Compliance/Enforcement Inspector
Landscape/Nursery Manager
Conservation Officer
Agriculture Journalist
Agricultural Engineer
Physicist/Astronomer
Oceanographer/Hydrologist
Soil Conservationist
Landscape Architect
Botanist
Geographer
Geophysicist
Geologist
Agronomist
Zoologist
Entomologist
Ecologist
Meteorologist
Biologist




Business and Technology

Fine Arts or Applied Arts - 1 credit needed for graduation 

99 COOL TOOLS & MOBILE APPS1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

99 COOL TOOLS & MOBILE APPS provides students with a foundation for proficiency as user of a variety of mobile devices and apps.  Course offers exposure to image manipulation; video and audio editing; collection, analysis, protection, storage and dissemination of data; personal productivity; presentations and more. Tools explored include Google Drive, keyboard shortcuts, Zamzar, Doodle, VozMe, Prezi, Blogster, Code.org, multiple social media sites, and many more.  Student will learn the basics of good mobile app design and functionality, and will gain exposure to HTML5 through creation of prototype and original apps using sites such as MIT's App Inventor, Udacity, and Android Studio.


Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS MATH 1 (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

Accounting and Business Math 1 provides a comprehensive understanding of personal and business-related mathematics and financial record-keeping. Students learn practical skills pertaining to recording financial transactions, payroll and taxes, and create and analyze hard copy and computerized financial reports for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Course counts as a 4th-year math-related credit.


Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.

ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS MATH 2 (MR) (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 110, 11, 12

Accounting and Business Math 2 will expand students’ understanding of automated and traditional accounting principles, as well as business trends, ethics, management, and marketing through the study of corporate financial records and computerized simulations. Course counts as a 4th-year math-related credit.


Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.

ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS MATH 3 (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 211, 12

Accounting and Business Math 3 will provide students with advanced skills in Managerial Accounting through processing and analysis of financial information using both traditional and automated methods. Students will become familiar with the procedures of departmentalized accounting, as well as decision-making criteria and conceptual understanding needed to gauge financial and legal ramifications in real-world business scenarios.  
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE - A (MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Programming10, 11, 12

Advanced Placement Computer Science A (“APCS-A”) will give students exposure to college-level computer programming. The APCS-A course will be taught using the Java programming language in accordance with College Board APCS-A guidelines.

Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Algebra 110, 11, 12

APCS Principles, formerly Wired Up!, is an Advance Placement style course for the introduction to the fundamentals of Computer Science.  This course will be similar to what would be found in an introductory CS course in a college setting.  Topics include: how computers work, digital information, basic programming and algorithms, and big data and privacy.  This course will follow the code.org curriculum.  Students will develop communication and collaboration skills while solving problems, creating computational artifacts, and discussing/writing about technology innovations and impacts on their community, society, and the world.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

CAD 100 (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

CAD 100 offers an introduction to the concepts and principles of drafting and AutoCAD through a variety of 2D and 3D mechanical and architectural projects using Autodesk inventory 10 Professional software. This course is recommended for students with interests in engineering, architecture, or mechanical/industrial technology, and counts as a 4th-year math-related credit.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

CAD 201 DRAFTING FOR ENGINEERS (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: CAD 10010, 11, 12

CAD 200 students will learn advanced skills in the use of CAD. Students will study manufacturing processes used in industry and how to communicate these processes via CAD using SolidWorks software. Emphasis is placed on the production of 3D projects. Course counts as a 4th-year math-related credit.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

CAD 202 FOR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: CAD 10010, 11, 12

CAD 202 includes advanced concepts of Architectural Drafting and ArchiCAD and Interior Design. The course is project-oriented and will require students' development of a set of working architectural drawings for a residential dwellings. Students will also develop Interior Design skills that include planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Course counts as a 4th-year math-related credit.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

CAD 300 FOR ENGINEERING (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: CAD 20111, 12

CAD 301 is an advanced class in Engineering/Drafting and SolidWorks software. Students will learn to interpret and create complex engineering drawings in both 2D and 3D formats using advanced CAD techniques. Course will draw on the text Interpreting Engineering Drawing, and will allow for students to design their own projects. Course counts as a 4th-year math-related credit.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

INCENTIVE TO LEARN INTERNSHIPS (AC) (AC)1/2 - 3 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: 90% or better attendance, good disciplinary record or recommendation of Administrator11, 12

Incentive to Learn Internships.  This unique work-based learning program allows students to work and observe specific careers in a real-world workplace under the supervision of a community-based mentor. Students attend their worksites 4 hours per week for each class period of ITL, watch and participate in activities there, and complete a semester project pertaining to their learning. Through this experience, students develop professional relationships, and gain insights into a variety of related careers while mastering career-specific as well as universal workplace skills.


Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

PROGRAMMING: VISUAL BASIC AND C/C++ (MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

During the first semester, students will learn the basics of programming and logic through examination of logical programming structures. Using Visual Basic, students will build and design applications for a number of real-world scenarios. Second semester, students will learn the principles of top-down, object-orientation and event-driven programming through lecture and discussion, reading, homework, and in-class labs. Concepts covered include but are not limited to: algorithms, programming methodology, arithmetic operations, I/O, decision structures, looping, arrays, and an intro to databases. Other topics include software development life cycles, testing, and pseudocode.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

ROBOTICS (AC, MR)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: CAD, Programming, or Teacher Approval10, 11, 12

This course offers students the opportunity to design, fabricate and program a robot for team participation in VEX Robotics and SeaPerch competitions; as well as independent robotic engineering projects.  Emphasis is placed on the problem-solving and teamwork aspects of design and engineering and includes student responsibility for all aspects of the team's functioning, including website development, t-shirt design, video editing, animation, desktop design and publishing, and public relations.  Students should expect to work on after-school projects.  For more information on VEX Robotics and R-P's team please visit https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition and http://rprobotics.com

Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

SAT PREP AND STUDY SKILLS1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None10, 11, 12

This course includes a thorough review of SAT test content, including mathematics concepts and skills, grammar rules, rhetoric, and reading strategies, with a focus on test-taking strategies that strengthen standardized test performance.  Students will identify their learning and study styles and will explore time management skills. The course includes completion of several complete SAT practice tests and familiarization with test scoring and the college application and admissions process.  Emphasis is placed on discovering the strategies that improve success for each individual and uncovering the individuals’ priorities for college and other post-secondary decision-making.


Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

TEACHER READINESS TRAINING (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: 90% or better attendance, good disciplinary record or recommendation of Administrator11, 12

Teacher Readiness Training provides students who are interested in careers working with children exposure to elementary- and middle school teaching through placement in a Reeths-Puffer classroom. Placements are supervised by R-P staff members and offer daily experience in the tasks of a teacher, including tutoring, individual assessment, small group supervision, and clerical work. Requirements include daily attendance in the placement classroom, documentation of performance and classroom attendance, completion of all tasks assigned by the Supervising Teacher, completion of a semester project lesson, and timely correspondence with the TRT Coordinator.


Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.

WEB DEVELOPMENT 1 AND GRAPHIC DESIGN (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

Web Development 1 and Graphic Design is the course in which visual design meets programming.  Web Dev 1 and Graphic Design provides artistic students with the foundational skills for web-based communication and marketing, and developing programmers with an understanding of fundamental design concepts.  This project-based class covers basic visual design principles which allow students to conceive and develop user-friendly, visually appealing sites for a variety of purposes and target audiences, as well as a practical understanding of HTML5 and CSS3 programming, enabling them to develop highly functional sites for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

WEB DEVELOPMENT 21 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Web Development and Graphic Design 110, 11, 12

This course will familiarize students with the differences between HTML, ASP and PHP web pages, how to convert HTML pages to function in an ASP or PHP environment, as well as key concepts of programming languages such as Visual Basic and C/C++ and data storage, MSSQL and MySQL.  Emphasis is placed on the features of ASP and HP which enable the creation of data-driven, user-enhanced websites.  Emphasis is placed on the features of ASP and PHP which enable creation of data-driven, user-enhanced websites.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.


Career Preparation and Exploration

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER RESEARCH ASSISTANT1/2 or 1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Library Media Specialist

This course offers practical, hands-on experience in the function, organization, maintenance, and information and technology demands of the modern school library media center. LMC Student Assistants learn circulation procedures, library policies and procedures, equipment operation, software applications, research and other information literacy skills as well as problem solving skills. LMC Student Assistants are essential members of the LMC staff as they assist students and staff members with the use of print and electronic resources, software applications and other Web 2.0 tools. Student assistants are responsible for performing the daily routine operations of the LMC as well as for individual specialized projects and assignments. Students also receive many opportunities to learn and practice the attitudes and habits essential for success in the workplace such as following directions, interacting appropriately with others, working independently, meeting deadlines and acting responsibly. This course provides an online learning experience as much of the course content is delivered via Moodle. Select Michigan High School Technology, English Language Arts, and Career and Employability Skills content expectations are reinforced as are the Information Literacy Grade Level Expectations as outline by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.

PALS (PEER-ASSISTANT LEADERS) AC1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation10, 11, 12

PALS is a course designed to develop students' strengths and make them aware of their blind spots in order to assure they become effective communicators, facilitators, and leaders in their school community and in their world. Through curriculum that stretches from self-awareness and understanding human behavior to social issues like divorce and substance abuse, these goals are achieved. Rather than a traditional classroom, PALS grow through experiential learning opportunities, projects, and various classroom activities. These experiences ultimately shape them for a mentoring role with Reeths-Puffer Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School students who would benefit from such a relationship.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.


English Language Arts

English - 4 credits needed for graduation

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of 9th and 10th grade English. Instructor approval is required and will be based on previous instructor recommendation and academic record.11

This is a college-level class for juniors who excel in the study of English and who wish to develop extensive competency in the area of reading and writing through the study of non-fiction and American literature. This rigorous course will move at an accelerated pace and includes additional reading beyond the 11th grade curriculum. College credit may be earned based upon a successful score on the Advanced Placement test taken in May of the junior or senior year.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of 9th, 10th and 11th grade English. Instructor approval is required and will be based on previous instructor recommendation and academic record.12

This college-level class for seniors will provide further study of English for those who wish to develop extensive competency in the area of reading and writing and to gain confidence in their abilities to succeed at the college level. Special emphasis will be placed on the study of poetry, essays, drama and fiction. College credit may be earned based upon a successful score on the Advanced Placement test taken in May.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

CREATIVE WRITING A1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None10, 11, 12
Creative writing is designed for the student who would like to discover and develop an honest writing voice while examining many writing resources. The student will also learn how to be a good critic and editor of their own and their fellow classmates' writing. (This elective credit does not take the place of the grade level requirement course.)
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

CREATIVE WRITING B1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Creative Writing I with a 10, 11, 12

This elective credit does not take the place of the grade level requirement course.
Creative Writing II is an elective course designed to inspire those who enjoy writing and look to improve upon an already-established creative skill. Students interested in Creative Writing II should have completed the course's introductory counterpart, Creative Writing I, and found that focusing on the elements of writing led to improvement and continued interest in sharpening their writing skills. Creative Writing II students will find continued opportunity to express themselves in non-traditional ways through written word and will work to publish the Reeths-Puffer High School literary component of The Rocket Times, quarterly. The goals in Creative Writing II will focus on extension of writing skills while taking the next step to publication of their work for the enjoyment of others.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

ENGLISH 10 1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: English 910

English 10 is a year-long course where students engage in reading, writing, speaking, and listening experiences designed to increase the breadth and depth of their understanding of language and literature.  Students will examine a variety of literature and informational texts, and they will explore diverse writing and speaking experiences.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

ENGLISH 10 ESSENTIALS1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation10

To enroll in this course, students must obtain teacher or counselor recommendation based on standardized test scores and previous academic performance. English Essentials 10 provides continued instruction to assist students with basic reading comprehension, vocabulary extension, and acquisition of additional study skills. Students who take the course will improve in areas of effective sentence construction, paragraph development, and essay construction. Placement in this class will be based upon teacher recommendation, and previous English performance.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

ENGLISH 10 HONORS1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: English 9 Honors, an English GPA of 3.6 or higher or teacher recommendation.10

This is an advanced-level class for those students who wish to develop a higher level of proficiency with writing, language and literature at an accelerated and rigorous pace. Students must maintain a 'C' average or better to remain in the program. Summer reading is required.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

ENGLISH 111 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: successful completion of 9th and 10th grade English11

English 11 is a course designed for all eleventh grade students to develop higher level proficiency with writing, language use, and literature. The course prepares students for their senior English experience, successful completion of the state test (SAT) taken in the spring of their junior year, and their post-secondary education aspirations, primarily through the examination of varied American authors and their writing, as well as a strong focus on the students' utilization of the writing process.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

ENGLISH 121 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of English 9, 10, 1112

The English Language Arts Curriculum is built upon the expectation that students will engage in broad reading and writing experiences which encompass literary texts, non-fiction, and other informational texts as well as film and visual texts.  The High School Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts are organized into the following strands: Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text,  Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.

Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

ENGLISH 91 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: 9

This class is for 9th grade students to better develop their proficiency in writing, language, and literature.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

ENGLISH 9 ESSENTIALS1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation9

To enroll in this course, students must obtain teacher or counselor recommendation based on standardized test scores and previous academic performance. English Essentials 9 provides intensive instruction to assist students with basic reading comprehension, extended vocabulary, and essential study skills. Students who take the course will improve their writing of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays to increase their overall confidence when writing. Placement in the class will be based upon teacher recommendations, SRI scores, and previous English performance.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

ENGLISH 9 HONORS1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of 8th grade English, an English GPA of 3.6 or higher, a proficient score on the 8th grade MEAP and a teacher recommendation.

Freshman Honors English is similar to English 9; however, it is designed to move at a faster pace. It will involve the analysis of novels, short stories, drama and poetry. Basic writing strategies and literarydevices will be taught along with in-depth instruction for research projects. Students must maintain a 'C' average or better to remain in the honors program. Summer reading required.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

LYRICS AND LITERARY ANALYSIS1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: English 910, 11, 12
This elective credit does not take the place of the grade level requirement course.
This one-semester course uses song lyrics as the basis for the study.  Just like short stories, drama, and novels, songs carry deeper meaning when we analyze their use of literary devices.  This fast-paced, elective class will take a closer look at the words from the songs of multiple genres and time periods.  Students will analyze the words themselves to uncover symbolism, theme, euphemism, metaphor, irony, and other literary devices while also researching historical context and artist biography.  We'll also consider the album artwork and music videos attached to these songs for even more visual meaning.  The course will culminate in an independent presentation incorporating artist research, lyric analysis, and social context to construct meaning.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.

MIXING FILM AND LITERATURE1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None10, 11, 12

This class will blend film, television, digital footprints and literature as it takes a deeper look at social concepts. The literary world will be explored through a variety of mixed genres. The thought process will rely heavily upon inferences, while communication will be evident verbally, through written form, and through the research process. (This elective credit does not take the place of the grade level requirement course.)
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.

MODERN MYTHOLOGY 1/2 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

This elective begins with an introduction of common mythological stories and compares their themes, story elements, and story development.  Then we'll connect these to the presence of modern-day mythological narratives in popular culture, with a focus on the Hero's Journey.  We will analyze how these stories present the power struggle and how they serve as inspiration for real-world heroic action.  Special emphasis is placed on the mythological concepts used in author J.R.R. Tolkiens's work, the influences on his writing, the unusual preciseness and complexity of language in the stories, and compelling sub-creation.  (This elective credit does not take the place of the grade level requirement course.)
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.
NCAA
NCAA core course for college eligibility.

YEARBOOK/DESKTOP DESIGN (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None10, 11, 12

This elective credit does not take the place of the grade level requirement course.
This course will provide hands-on experience in the craft of desktop design and publishing through creation of Reeths-Puffer’s annual yearbook and numerous other publications. In this class, students will learn to electronically create various brochures, newsletters, certificates, advertisements, and posters. Other course topics which will be explored are the principles of layout, contrast, and balance; copy-writing and editing; photography techniques and effects; and communications and marketing. In addition, students will also be responsible for producing quarterly editions of the school newspaper titled, The Rocket Times, which will hone a student’s skills in interviewing, researching, designing, writing, and editing.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.
Health Sciences
Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment and related health technologies.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.
Natural Resources and Agriscience
Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture and wildlife.


Fine Arts - Theatre Arts

Fine Arts or Applied Arts - 1 credit needed for graduation

CHILDREN'S THEATRE (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Audition10, 11, 12

Children's Theatre is a performance based upper level theatre class. Students are required to audition to become part of the 'Children's Theatre Company'. Students have eight main stage - Rocket Centre - performances each year. The company tours to local elementary schools throughout the year. There are numerous outside/evening/ weekend rehearsals. The class is intensely group oriented and highly creative. Students will learn/participate in all aspects of production/ performance-based theatre: acting, directing, choreography, play writing, stage craft, costuming, lighting and production management.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service and related technologies.

STAGECRAFT (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Art I or Instructor approval10, 11, 12

This course introduces students to the technical operations of a high school fine arts centre. Students will demonstrate proficiency with lighting, sound, staging, safety, and managing operations related to the centre. This class will only be offered during the last hour of the day and students must accommodate this with their schedule.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.

THEATRE ARTS 1 (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: None9, 10, 11, 12

Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of dramatic literature and theatre arts. Students will acquire logical, critical and creative thinking skills while at the same time students will increase their confidence and ability to think and perform in front of an audience. Students will perform in several one act plays during the year.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.
Human Services
Careers in this path are related to economic, political and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services and personal services.

THEATRE ARTS 2 (AC)1 CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: Audition and Instructor Approval10, 11, 12

Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of dramatic literature and theatre arts. Students will acquire logical, critical and creative thinking skills while at the same time students will increase their confidence and ability to think and perform in front of an audience. Students in Theatre Arts II will be expected to audition, rehearse and perform in a play at our own theatre.
Arts and Communication
Careers in this path are related to humanities and performing, visual, literary and media arts. These include architecture, graphic, interior, and fashion design, writing, film, fine arts, journalism, languages, media, advertising, and public relations.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics and management.