Electives

Marine Science

Description:  Life Science Elective.  NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR BIOLOGY, "A PHYSICAL SCIENCE", OR THE TWO ADDITIONAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS. Specialized topics, processes, skills, applications, principles, and experimentation in life science.

Career Preparedness-B

A one-half credit course that is taught in Grades 9-12. The course prepares students with knowledge and skills in the areas of career development and academic planning and financial literacy. The prerequisite for this course is Career Preparedness-A. The required 20-hour online experience can be met by successful completion of both Career Preparedness A and Career Preparedness B.

NOTE: Students must have an ACPS/Kuder account for this course.

Career Preparedness-A

A one-half credit course that is taught in Grades 8-12. The course prepares students with knowledge and skills in the areas of career development and academic planning and computer skill application. This course is a prerequisite to Career Preparedness-B. The required 20-hour online experience can be met by successfully completing both Career Preparedness A and Career Preparedness B.

NOTE: Students must have an ACPS/Kuder account for this course.

Career Preparedness

A one-credit course that is taught in Grades 9-12. The course prepares students with content knowledge and skills in the areas of career development and academic planning, computer skill application, and financial literacy. Also, this course is designed to meet the required 20-hour online experience.

NOTE: Students must have an ACPS/Kuder account for this course.

Working in Multicultural Environments: Korean

This course will encourage appreciation of the similarities and differences between South Korea, Alabama, and the United States through an exploration of their geography, demography, culture, history, language, and workplace expectations. Students will identify the benefits and potential difficulties of working in diverse multicultural environments, develop interpersonal skills for multilingual Korean workplaces, and apply inferred knowledge to workplace scenarios.

Forestry

Forestry is a one-credit course designed to enable students to become knowledgeable of forestry and wood technology. Emphasis is placed on dendrology, tree measurement, mapping, silviculture, and forest products. Specific content standards to be included in each course are indicated in the Course of Study chart.

Journalism

Journalism is a one-half credit elective course designed for ninth-graders that includes newspaper study; newspaper production; news information gathering; proofreading; and journalistic writing.

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

AP Art History

NOTE: ARTS COURSES MUST CONTAIN THE THREE STRANDS-- PRODUCE, RESPOND, AND UNDERSTAND AS FOUND IN THE ALABAMA COURSE OF STUDY: ARTS EDUCATION. THESE COURSES MAY SERVE TO FULFILL THE CTE AND/OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND/OR ARTS EDUCATION AREA OF STUDY. ARTS COURSES LACKING THESE THREE STRANDS MAY SERVE ONLY AS ELECTIVE CREDIT.

AP Psychology

The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. The course has been authorized by the College Board and meets all requirements established by that organization. This course introduces students to the major topics of the field, the terminology and methodology of psychology, and the historical and current understanding of human behavior and thought processes.

Psychology

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. History of psychological inquiry; methods of scientific research; human development; sensation and perception; motivation and emotion; states of consciousness; social psychology, cognition; intelligence and assessment; personality theories; stress; mental disorders and treatments

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