ACCESS Course Listings

7th Grade

State Course Number:
200001
ACCESS Course Number:
011
Audience:
07
Credits:
0
Prerequisites:
0
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

None

Description:

Description: Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience

State Course Number:
210001
ACCESS Course Number:
012
Audience:
07
Credits:
0
Prerequisites:
0
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

None

Description:

Description: Students will analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems; apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers; use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions; solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations; draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationship between them; solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume; use random sampling to draw inferences about a population; draw informal comparative inferences about two populations; and investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

8th Grade

State Course Number:
200047
ACCESS Course Number:
005
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Description: THIS COURSE DOES NOT REPLACE ENGLISH 8.

Creative Writing Elective Grade 8 is a full-year elective course which offers the emerging writer a framework through which he/she can develop his/her literary talents. The course will guide the student through an exploration of different literary genres and offer a plethora of activities that will result in the practice of the craft of writing through the creation of both fiction and non-fiction writing samples. Writing assignments are age appropriate for middle school students.

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

State Course Number:
200040
ACCESS Course Number:
006
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Description: THIS COURSE DOES NOT REPLACE ENGLISH 8.

Creative Writing Elective Grade 8 is a half-year elective course which explores children’s short stories, poetry, and other works of fiction and non-fiction. Through the study of literary works, the student will have multiple opportunities to practice the process of writing. Writing assignments are age appropriate for middle school students. This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

State Course Number:
230011
ACCESS Course Number:
003
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description: Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

State Course Number:
200051
ACCESS Course Number:
007
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Journalism is an 8th grade half-year elective course that includes newspaper study, newspaper production, news information gathering, proofreading, and journalistic writing.

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

State Course Number:
210003
ACCESS Course Number:
001
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Students will know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers; work with radicals and integer exponents; understand the connections among proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations; analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations; define, evaluate, and compare functions; use functions to model relationships between quantities; understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software; understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem; solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres; and investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

State Course Number:
220003
ACCESS Course Number:
002
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Physical Science concentration on the composition and properties of matter; examining forces and predicting and developing explanations for changes in motion; the conservation of energy, energy transformations, and applications of energy to everyday life; and types and properties of waves and the use of waves in communication devices with integration of science and engineering practices.

 

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

State Course Number:
230011
ACCESS Course Number:
004
Audience:
08
Credits:
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description: Chronological history of the world: survey of early and classical civilizations; world expansion of agrarian and commercial civilizations from beginnings to 1500.

This course does not count for high school credit nor does it count towards the online experience.

Arts Education

State Course Number:
281009
ACCESS Course Number:
501
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  This one credit course, proficient level, explores beginning theatre. Creating, performing, responding and connecting drive critical thinking, meaning, reflection, production and assessment to understand how theatre communicates ideas and allows for self-expression. Students will study, write, and/or perform scenes and monologues. Students will also be introduced to basic history of theater and technical theatre.

 

To meet certain performance-based course of study standards, student video submissions are required for this course. All video submissions occur through the LMS (a controlled, password-protected learning environment) with access limited to people enrolled only in that student’s section of the course.

State Course Number:
285100
ACCESS Course Number:
505
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE) AV

    Vimeo

    Discovery Education Streaming

    Course does not require textbook

  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Description:  This one credit course, proficient level, explores beginning theatre. Creating, performing, responding and connecting drive critical thinking, meaning, reflection, production and assessment to understand how theatre communicates ideas and allows for self-expression. Students will study, write, and/or perform scenes and monologues. Students will also be introduced to basic history of theater and technical theatre.

 

To meet certain performance-based course of study standards, student video submissions are required for this course. All video submissions occur through the LMS (a controlled, password-protected learning environment) with access limited to people enrolled only in that student’s section of the course.

State Course Number:
283009
ACCESS Course Number:
502
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  This one credit course, proficient level, explores beginning theatre. Creating, performing, responding and connecting drive critical thinking, meaning, reflection, production and assessment to understand how theatre communicates ideas and allows for self-expression. Students will study, write, and/or perform scenes and monologues. Students will also be introduced to basic history of theater and technical theatre.

 

To meet certain performance-based course of study standards, student video submissions are required for this course. All video submissions occur through the LMS (a controlled, password-protected learning environment) with access limited to people enrolled only in that student’s section of the course.

State Course Number:
285009
ACCESS Course Number:
503
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  This one credit course, proficient level, explores beginning theatre. Creating, performing, responding and connecting drive critical thinking, meaning, reflection, production and assessment to understand how theatre communicates ideas and allows for self-expression. Students will study, write, and/or perform scenes and monologues. Students will also be introduced to basic history of theater and technical theatre.

 

To meet certain performance-based course of study standards, student video submissions are required for this course. All video submissions occur through the LMS (a controlled, password-protected learning environment) with access limited to people enrolled only in that student’s section of the course.

State Course Number:
286009
ACCESS Course Number:
504
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  This one credit course, proficient level, explores beginning theatre. Creating, performing, responding and connecting drive critical thinking, meaning, reflection, production and assessment to understand how theatre communicates ideas and allows for self-expression. Students will study, write, and/or perform scenes and monologues. Students will also be introduced to basic history of theater and technical theatre.

 

To meet certain performance-based course of study standards, student video submissions are required for this course. All video submissions occur through the LMS (a controlled, password-protected learning environment) with access limited to people enrolled only in that student’s section of the course.

Electives

State Course Number:
470012
ACCESS Course Number:
618
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

A one-credit course designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on basic accounting, analyzing and recording business transactions, preparing and interpreting financial statements, and performing banking and payroll activities.

State Course Number:
280101
ACCESS Course Number:
511
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Study in Other Humanities, such as History, Literature, or in any of the Studio Arts
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

For resources including textbooks go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

Description:

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. College-level advanced course approved by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for art; art history; western and non-western art; cultural influences in art; prehistoric through contemporary art; discovery and preservation of art; aesthetics; criticism; analysis and interpretation

State Course Number:
520007
ACCESS Course Number:
654
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Algebra I, Algebra II, higher-order mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills, computational understanding of functions and function notation, proficient written communication skills
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

For resources including textbooks go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

Students will download an HTML editor, Image Editor, and a zipping program. These programs are free. Download the programs using the appropriate software as instructed in the lessons. Other free software includes Java programming language and a program editor for writing code. Other suggested student supplies include a 2 ½- or 3-inch 3-ring notebook, paper, and storage media for keeping back-up copies of the student’s work. The material used in AP Computer Science is the IMACS material. A unique feature of this curriculum is an embedded Java compiler that allows students to understand material presented in each unit by experimenting before writing their own programs.

Java

Description:

The AP Computer Science A course is a computer course which involves developing the skills needed to write programs or parts of programs that correctly solve specific problems. The course has been authorized by the College Board and meets all requirements established by that organization. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and (when appropriate) reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. An understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.

State Course Number:
230072
ACCESS Course Number:
643
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Students should exhibit a willingness to meet rigorous academic challenges, a strong ability to think critically, and excellent reading proficiency.
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
Description:

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. Students will learn to analyze human experiences like psychologists do and apply what they have learned in the world around them. Its study is equivalent to an introductory college course in psychology. Students are encouraged to take the AP Psychology Exam in order to earn college credit.

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

State Course Number:
450006
ACCESS Course Number:
611
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

A one-credit foundation course designed to assist students in developing technological proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, communications, Internet use, ethics, and careers using technology applications.

State Course Number:
400025
ACCESS Course Number:
614
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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.

State Course Number:
400026
ACCESS Course Number:
615
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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.

State Course Number:
400027
ACCESS Course Number:
613
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Career Preparedness A
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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.

State Course Number:
260003
ACCESS Course Number:
651
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Algebra I; Advanced computer skills; Geometry is strongly recommended
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

This course does not require textbook.

Students will need the following items to complete this course:

  • Disk space on a computer as well as an external device to back up files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.)
  • Printer

Free Downloads:

Description:

This course introduces fundamental concepts, including an algorithmic approach to problem solving via the design and implementation of programs in selected languages. Structured programming techniques involving input/output, conditional statement, loops, files, arrays and structures and simple data structures are introduced. Students are expected to write programs as part of this course. Computer Programming I will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field. While the full course will prepare students well for the AP Computer Science course, students who may not be able to take the 1.0 credit option can get a good introduction to Python by completing the first 0.5 credit of the course.

State Course Number:
802204
ACCESS Course Number:
621
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Quizzes, Collaborative project
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook 
Description:

This course offers students the opportunity to acquire skills and strategies to help them become better readers. It is designed to improve comprehension and vocabulary skills as well as assist students in understanding and remembering what they have read. Students will develop and apply a variety of specific reading strategies they can employ when reading fiction and nonfiction texts.

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

State Course Number:
200039
ACCESS Course Number:
622
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
None
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

Course does not require textbook

SAS Curriculum Pathways

Description:

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Composing poetry, short stories, and critical responses

State Course Number:
200033
ACCESS Course Number:
623
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
None
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

Course does not require textbook

SAS Curriculum Pathways

Description:

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Composing poetry, short stories, and critical responses

State Course Number:
420020
ACCESS Course Number:
633
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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.

State Course Number:
230201
ACCESS Course Number:
402
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Current issues from historical and geographical perspectives; knowledge of key contemporary personalities and events that impact lives

State Course Number:
200051
ACCESS Course Number:
624
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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.

State Course Number:
220045
ACCESS Course Number:
632
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Biology AND Physical Science; Chemistry Recommended
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Course does not require textbook

Description:

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.

State Course Number:
510018
ACCESS Course Number:
634
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Nutrition and Wellness is a one-semester course which provides the students with good nutrition principles for human physical and mental wellness. Discussions include wellness and food choices in today’s world, digestion and major nutrients, body size and weight management, physical fitness, sports nutrition, stress and fitness, and life-span nutrition. The following content standards from the Dietetics course are taught first during the half-credit course: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, and 19.

State Course Number:
400022
ACCESS Course Number:
615
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

A one-half credit course designed to introduce students to the management of personal and family resources to achieve personal goals and financial literacy.

State Course Number:
230071
ACCESS Course Number:
641
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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

State Course Number:
230081
ACCESS Course Number:
642
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
11th to 12th grade reading level
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook 
Description:

This course addresses culture and society; social inequalities; social institutions; and social change.

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

State Course Number:
260005
ACCESS Course Number:
652
Audience:
10-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Computer Applications and/or Keyboarding
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

1 (2 ½ or 3 inch) 3-Ring Notebook

Paper for Printing

1 (3-Hole) Punch

Storage Media

Download KompoZer at http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=kompozer&filename=kompozer-0.7.10-win32.zip&use_mirror=ovh.

Download GIMP (Free) at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Download WinZip (free) at http://www.winzip.com/index.htm (evaluation copy)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  Web Design I enables the student to become a Web Design Intern for a virtual company called Education Designs. The student will use the same computer each day and will have access to storage space on that computer. The student will learn Internet basics, HTML, and the file structure of a well-organized Web site. Visually interesting Web pages will be developed using clear text, complimentary colors, visual assets, and appealing designs. The student will learn how to navigate the Internet to build a Web site with useful and well-researched information. The Web pages developed can be used as information sources for other Internet users.

State Course Number:
260006
ACCESS Course Number:
653
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Web Design I
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

1 (2 ½ or 3 Inch) 3-Ring Notebook

Paper for Printing

1 (3-Hole) Punch

Storage Media

Download KompoZer at http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=kompozer&filename=kompozer-0.7.10-win32.zip&use_mirror=ovh.

Download GIMP (Free) at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Download WinZip (Free) at http://www.winzip.com/index.htm (evaluation copy)

Download Filezilla at https://filezilla-project.org/download.php

Course does not require textbook

Description:

This course takes the student through the entire Web site construction process from planning, through creating the structure, to adding the final graphics to enhance the completed design. The student will use the same computer each day and will have access to storage space on that computer. The student will learn how to create a storyboard or blueprint for a Web site; learn about Web site navigation, style sheets, graphic creation, digital image optimization, security, and server hosting; and learn how to work in teams, with specific tasks assigned to individual team members. Freeware products are used for Web site creation and management.

State Course Number:
400016
ACCESS Course Number:
616
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook 
Description:

Workforce Essentials is a one-credit course that provides students with higher-level academic and occupational skills that are transferable across jobs and occupational areas. Emphasis is placed on career development and employment.

State Course Number:
541000
ACCESS Course Number:
617
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Unit(s) and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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.

English

State Course Number:
200016
ACCESS Course Number:
111
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 11, Preferably Honors with a Minimum of a B Averge
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

Go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

Optional Resources: Cliff’s Notes AP English Language and Composition Preparation Guide recommended

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for English; engages students in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes; guides students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts; extensive writing of compositions

State Course Number:
200020
ACCESS Course Number:
112
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 11, Preferably Honors with a Minimum of a B Averge
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for English; engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature from several genres and periods from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century; extensive writing of compositions.

State Course Number:
200009
ACCESS Course Number:
102
Audience:
10
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 9
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

No textbook is required. All readings are provided online. Readings may include those on the English 10 Readings might include:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/AventaCourses/access_courses/english_10_ua_v15/01_unit/01-00/readinglist.pdf

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
200013
ACCESS Course Number:
103
Audience:
11
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 10
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

No textbook is required, but schools must provide a copy of The Great Gatsby and A Raisin in the Sun. Library copies are acceptable. Additional readings are provided online. Readings may include those on the English 11 Reading List at: http://accesscms.asc.edu/AventaCourses/access_courses/english11_ua_v17/01_unit/01-00/reading_list.xlsx

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
200017
ACCESS Course Number:
104
Audience:
12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 11
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

No textbook is required. All readings are provided online. Readings may include those on the English 12 Reading List at http://accesscd.ua.edu/english/reading-list-for-english-12

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
200005
ACCESS Course Number:
101
Audience:
09
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

No textbook is required. All readings are provided online. Readings may include those on the English 9 Reading List at
http://accesscd.ua.edu/english/reading-list-for-english-9

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

Foreign Languages

State Course Number:
270023
ACCESS Course Number:
911
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

 Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to simple directions, expressions of courtesy, and questions related to daily routines; reading and writing skills including words and phrases used in basic situational contexts; beginning understanding of French-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270024
ACCESS Course Number:
912
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
French I
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to a variety of directions, commands, and questions related to personal preferences; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of French-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270025
ACCESS Course Number:
913
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
French II
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; paraphrasing, explaining, and giving cause; interpreting main ideas and supporting details from authentic texts; creating presentations; increased understanding of French-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270043
ACCESS Course Number:
921
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to simple directions, expressions of courtesy, and questions related to daily routines; reading and writing skills including words and phrases used in basic situational contexts; beginning understanding of German-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270044
ACCESS Course Number:
922
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
German I
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to a variety of directions, commands, and questions related to personal preferences; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of German-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270045
ACCESS Course Number:
923
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
German II
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to a variety of directions, commands, and questions related to personal preferences; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of German-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270111
ACCESS Course Number:
931
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Introduction to the Latin language and Roman world including influence on cultures of the Western world; basic vocabulary including pronunciation and spelling; translation with emphasis on reading, grammar, and the Roman culture

State Course Number:
270112
ACCESS Course Number:
932
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Latin I
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Intermediate grammar and vocabulary study; translation of works of authentic Roman authors; study of Roman culture including important persons, places, and events

State Course Number:
270113
ACCESS Course Number:
933
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Latin II
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Advanced grammar and vocabulary study; reading and analyzing primary prose sources including the history and culture of Rome during the Golden Age of Latin literature, the death of the Republic, and the formation of the Roman Empire; writing original Latin prose

State Course Number:
270003
ACCESS Course Number:
941
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to simple directions, expressions of courtesy, and questions related to daily routines; reading and writing skills including words and phrases used in basic situational contexts; beginning understanding of Chinese-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270004
ACCESS Course Number:
942
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Mandarin Chinese I
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

 Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to a variety of directions, commands, and questions related to personal preferences; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of Chinese-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270153
ACCESS Course Number:
951
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to simple directions, expressions of courtesy, and questions related to daily routines; reading and writing skills including words and phrases used in basic situational contexts; beginning understanding of Spanish-speaking culture.

State Course Number:
270154
ACCESS Course Number:
952
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Spanish I
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to directions, commands, and questions; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures

State Course Number:
270155
ACCESS Course Number:
953
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Spanish II
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; paraphrasing, explaining, and giving cause; interpreting main ideas and supporting details from authentic texts; creating presentations; increased understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

State Course Number:
270156
ACCESS Course Number:
954
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Spanish III
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Audio recording equipment (e.g. stand-alone microphone, headset with microphone, or a device with audio capabilities, such as an iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, etc.)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; proposing and supporting solutions to issues and problems; interpreting authentic prose and poetry selections; creating compositions; extensive understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures

Health

State Course Number:
250002
ACCESS Course Number:
601
Audience:
10-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook 
Description:

Health Education covers the basic concepts of wellness and health promotion; accessing health information, products and services; application of health decision-making and goal-setting skills; and the impact of technology on health. Health Education students are required to receive instruction in CPR from instructors following the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross methods.

Mathematics

State Course Number:
210005
ACCESS Course Number:
211
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
Credit Available Full (1)
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Mathematics 8
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: ALGEBRA I IS ONE OF THE COURSES REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS. SYSTEMS OFFERING ALGEBRA I IN GRADE 8 HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THAT ALL OF ALGEBRA I COURSE CONTENT STANDARDS AND GRADE 8 COURSE CONTENT STANDARDS BE INCLUDED IN INSTRUCTION. SYSTEMS OFFERING ALGEBRA I IN GRADE 7 HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THAT ALL OF ALGEBRA I COURSE CONTENT STANDARDS, GRADE 8 COURSE CONTENT STANDARDS, AND GRADE 7 COURSE CONTENT STANDARDS BE INCLUDED IN INSTRUCTION. This course builds on foundational mathematics content learned by students in Grades K-8 by expanding mathematics understanding to provide students with a strong mathematics education. Content is designed to engage students in a variety of mathematical experiences that include the use of reasoning and problem-solving skills, which may be applied to life situations beyond the classroom setting. This course serves as the cornerstone for all high school mathematics courses; therefore, all subsequent mathematics courses require student mastery of the Algebra I content standards.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
210008
ACCESS Course Number:
202
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Mathematics 8
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. First part of a formal study of algebraic concepts and the real number system and is approximately one-half of the content of Algebra I. Content standards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7a, 7b, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31a, 32, 33, 34, 34a, 34b, 35, 36, 37a, 37b, 38, 40, 45, 45a, 45b, 45c, and 46 must be taught in this course.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery.

State Course Number:
210009
ACCESS Course Number:
203
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra IA
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description: NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This is the second part of a formal study of algebraic concepts and the real number system and is approximately one-half of the content of Algebra I. Content standards 1, 2, 3, 7, 7a, 7b, 8, 9, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 18a, 18b, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31a, 31b, 32, 32a, 32b, 33, 34, 34a, 34b, 35, 36, 37, 37a, 37c, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 45a, 45b, and 47 must be taught in this course.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery.

State Course Number:
210016
ACCESS Course Number:
206
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Geometry
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Geogebra (free)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. THE PREREQUISITES FOR ALGEBRA II ARE ALGEBRA I AND GEOMETRY. Algebra II is a course designed to extend students’ algebraic knowledge and skills beyond Algebra I. Students are encouraged to solve problems using a variety of methods that promote the development of improved communication skills and foster a deeper understanding of mathematics. To help students appreciate the power of algebra, application-based problems are incorporated throughout the course. The use of appropriate technology is also encouraged for numerical and graphical investigations. Algebra II is required to complete the graduation requirements for the Alabama High School Diploma. Algebra II does not provide sufficient background to prepare students to pursue higher-level mathematics courses such as Pre-Calculus, Analytical Mathematics and Discrete Mathematics.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
210017
ACCESS Course Number:
213
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Geometry
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Geogebra (free)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. IF A STUDENT CHOOSES TO TAKE THE ALGEBRAIC CONNECTIONS COURSE, IT MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO THE ALGEBRA II WITH TRIGONOMETRY COURSE. THE PREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE ARE ALGEBRA I AND GEOMETRY. Algebra II with Trigonometry is a course designed to extend students’ knowledge of Algebra I with additional algebraic and trigonometric content. Mastery of the content standards for this course is necessary for student success in higher-level mathematic. The use of appropriate technology is encouraged for numerical and graphical investigations that enhance analytical comprehension.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
210036
ACCESS Course Number:
207
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Algebra with Finance is a college and career preparatory course that integrates algebra, Precalculus, probability and statistics, calculus and geometry to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life. Real-world problems in investing, credit, banking, auto insurance, mortgages, employment, income taxes, budgeting and planning for retirement are solved by applying the relevant mathematics that are taught at a higher level. Students are encouraged to use a variety of problem-solving skills and strategies in real-world contexts, and to question outcomes using mathematical analysis and data to support their findings. The course offers students multiple opportunities to use, construct, question, model, and interpret financial situations through symbolic algebraic representations, graphical representations, geometric representations, and verbal representations. Math concepts and skills are applied through study and problem-solving activities in workforce situations in the following areas: banking, investing, employment and income taxes, automobile ownership and operation, mathematical operations, consumer credit, independent living, and retirement planning and budgeting. This course may be used as the fourth math credit, a substitute for Algebra II, or an elective. This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
210015
ACCESS Course Number:
201
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Geometry or Geometry B
Testing Requirements:
Terms Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Protractor

Compass

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. THE PREREQUISITES FOR ALGEBRAIC CONNECTIONS ARE ALGEBRA I AND GEOMETRY. Algebraic Connections is a course designed for students who wish to increase their mathematical knowledge and skills prior to enrollment in the Algebra II course or the Algebra II with Trigonometry course. Algebraic Connections expands upon the concepts of Algebra I and Geometry, with an emphasis on applying functions to make predictions and to calculate outcomes.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
210025
ACCESS Course Number:
221
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Precalculus
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

Schools are required to purchase student licenses for Study Forge (videos).  For purchase details, go to

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

Students will use a graphing calculator. The list of College Board approved calculators can be found here: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-calculus-ab/calculator-policy

Mathtype (Provided by SDE)

Geogebra (free)

Java

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. College-level advanced math course approved by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program for calculus; functions, graphs, and limits; derivatives; integrals; polynomial approximations and series.

State Course Number:
210027
ACCESS Course Number:
222
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Precalculus
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

For resources including textbooks go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

Students will use a graphing calculator. The list of College Board approved calculators can be found here: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-calculus-ab/calculator-policy

Mathtype (Provided by SDE)

Geogebra (free)

Java

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. College-level advanced course approved by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for statistics; introductory, non-calculus based course to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusion from data. AP Statistics data analysis is dependent on the use of technology. Students will be required to interpret output generated by statistical software programs. Students are not expected to learn how to use various statistical programs. In addition, one of the following Texas Instruments calculators is required: TI-83, TI-83+, TI-84, TI-84+, or a TI-89. The TI-83+ is the most popular calculator for AP Statistics. In most cases, the calculator is sufficient, but the fundamental tool of data analysis is the computer.

State Course Number:
210010
ACCESS Course Number:
212
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I OR Algebra IA and Algebra IB
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Protractor

Compass

Geogebra (free)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description: NOTE: GEOMETRY IS ONE OF THE COURSES REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS. The Geometry course builds on Algebra I concepts and increases students’ knowledge of shapes and their properties through geometry-based application, many of which are observable in aspects of everyday life. This knowledge helps develop visual and spatial sense and strong reasoning skills. The Geometry course requires students to make conjectures and to use reasoning to validate or negate these conjectures. The use of proofs and constructions is a valuable tool that enhances reasoning skills and enables students to better understand more complex mathematical concepts. Technology should be used to enhance students’ mathematical experience, not replace their reasoning abilities.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
210013
ACCESS Course Number:
204
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I OR Algebra IA and Algebra IB
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Protractor

Compass

Geogebra (free)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. First part of a study of Euclidean geometry and is approximately one-half of the content of Geometry. Content standards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34 must be taught in this course.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery.

State Course Number:
210014
ACCESS Course Number:
205
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion Geometry A
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Calculator (online or other)

Protractor

Compass

Geogebra (free)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Description:  NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Second part of a study of Euclidean geometry and is approximately one-half of the content of Geometry. Content standards 2, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, and 43 must be taught in this course.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery.

State Course Number:
210020
ACCESS Course Number:
214
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Algebra II with Trigonometry
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Scientific Calculator

Mathtype (Provided by SDE)

Geogebra (free)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Precalculus is a course designed for students who have successfully completed the Algebra II with Trigonometry course. This course is considered to be a prerequisite for success in calculus and college mathematics. Algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal analyses are incorporated during investigations of the Precalculus content standards. Parametric equations, polar relations, vector operations, conic sections, and limits are introduced. Content for this course also includes an expanded study of polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, and logarithmic and exponential functions. Application-based problem solving is an integral part of the course. Instruction should include appropriate use of technology to facilitate continued development of students’ higher-order thinking skills.

This course is also available as a Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Advancement.

Physical Education

State Course Number:
240002
ACCESS Course Number:
602
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block, Trimester
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment administered two times during the course
Materials:

Students will regularly need access to: a safe space to run a minimum suggested distance of 200 meters daily; a jump rope and an area for jumping rope; dumbbells, barbells and plates, free weights, or exercise bands; facilities to change into appropriate exercise apparel daily; audio equipment for testing in the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment; stop watch or other timing equipment

Description:

NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY COURSE THAT FULFILLS THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Individualized fitness plan for lifetime fitness. For registration, please note there are 2 separate LIFE courses:
1) If schools follow a traditional 36-week schedule (traditional all year, modified block,
etc.), then register for LIFE PE 9-12 (36 weeks), OR
2) If the school follows an 18 week schedule (block, trimester, etc.), register for LIFE PE
9-12 (18 weeks).
This course consists of a cognitive component and a physical activity component. The cognitive component will require access to a computer for one to two hours per week. The physical activity component of this class requires students to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes five times per week regardless of whether students are on a block or traditional schedule. See Appendix B in the Physical Education course of study. Schools requesting LIFE for their students should be aware of this requirement. The exercises that the students will perform to satisfy the physical activity requirements for the class cannot be completed in a typical computer lab or classroom space. In addition, students enrolled in this course will complete the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment. It is the school’s responsibility to provide appropriate personnel to administer the test. The ACCESS LIFE course will provide instruction in the proper form and technique for the exercises in the course. In addition, the activities planned for this course should be considered safe for most students if directions are followed. However the student’s school of record is ultimately responsible for ensuring safety during the exercises including providing appropriate facilities, equipment, and oversight for the physical activity portion of this course.

State Course Number:
240002
ACCESS Course Number:
603
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Traditional All Year, Modified Block
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment administered two times during the course
Materials:

Students will regularly need access to: a safe space to run a minimum suggested distance of 200 meters daily; a jump rope and an area for jumping rope; dumbbells, barbells and plates, free weights, or exercise bands; facilities to change into appropriate exercise apparel daily; audio equipment for testing in the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment; stop watch or other timing equipment

Description:

NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY COURSE THAT FULFILLS THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Individualized fitness plan for lifetime fitness. For registration, please note there are 2 separate LIFE courses:
1) If schools follow a traditional 36-week schedule (traditional all year, modified block, etc.), then register for LIFE PE 9-12 (36 weeks), OR
2) If the school follows an 18 week schedule (block, trimester, etc.), register for LIFE PE 9-12 (18 weeks).
This course consists of a cognitive component and a physical activity component. The cognitive component will require access to a computer for one to two hours per week. The physical activity component of this class requires students to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes five times per week regardless of whether students are on a block or traditional schedule. See Appendix B in the Physical Education course of study. Schools requesting LIFE for their students should be aware of this requirement. The exercises that the students will perform to satisfy the physical activity requirements for the class cannot be completed in a typical computer lab or classroom space. In addition, students enrolled in this course will complete the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment. It is the school’s responsibility to provide appropriate personnel to administer the test. The ACCESS LIFE course will provide instruction in the proper form and technique for the exercises in the course. In addition, the activities planned for this course should be considered safe for most students if directions are followed. However the student’s school of record is ultimately responsible for ensuring safety during the exercises including providing appropriate facilities, equipment, and oversight for the physical activity portion of this course.

Science

State Course Number:
220014
ACCESS Course Number:
321
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Completion of Biology and Chemistry
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

For resources including textbooks go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

A media player

Description:

NOTE: BIOLOGY COURSES 220011, 220012, AND 220013 ARE ALL DEVELOPED FROM THE BIOLOGY CORE. THESE THREE COURSES ARE THE ONLY SCIENCE COURSES THAT FULFILL THE "BIOLOGY" GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. PREREQUISITE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE AP BIOLOGY COURSE IS DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A FIRST COURSE IN HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY AND ONE IN HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY AS WELL. College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for biology; scientific process and application skills; molecules; cells; heredity; evolution; organisms; populations.

State Course Number:
220011
ACCESS Course Number:
301
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Physical Science (8th or 9th Grade); Algebra I Recommended
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Lab Materials as Determined by Course

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: BIOLOGY COURSES 220011, 220012, AND 220013 ARE THE ONLY SCIENCE COURSES THAT FULFILL THE “BIOLOGY” GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. MAY NOT BE DIVIDED INTO BIOLOGY 1 AND 2. Inquiry-based course with engineering design integration; focused on patterns, processes, and interactions among living organisms including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and unity and diversity.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
220061
ACCESS Course Number:
312
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Completion of Algebra I and Biology Recommended Alg II w/ Trig
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Test Tubes (5)

Immersion Thermometer

100mL Graduated Cylinder

Adult Safety Goggles

Other Lab Materials as Determined by Course

Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer

Word Processor

Paint/Drawing Program

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Kitchen Laboratory Materials

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Discovery Education Streaming – Online (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Calculator (online or other)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS THE “A PHYSICAL SCIENCE” GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Investigation of empirical concepts central to biology, earth science, environmental science, and physiology; in-depth investigations on the properties and interactions of matter including matter and its interactions, concentration of forces and motion, types of interactions, stability and instability in chemical systems, conservation of energy, energy transformations, and applications of energy to everyday life.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
220029
ACCESS Course Number:
302
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Completion of Biology and (Physical Science or Chemistry)
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Lab Materials as Determined by Course

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Calculator (online or other)

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR BIOLOGY OR "A PHYSICAL SCIENCE." Study of natural resources, natural hazards, human impacts on Earth systems and global climate change; design engineering solutions to solve various problems affecting Earth and its environment.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
410025
ACCESS Course Number:
631
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming

Course does not require textbook

Materials Needed for Lessons Listed Below.

Lesson 3.02: (Note: If not permitted, there is an alternate activity requiring only pencil, tape, and card stock, so all materials under this lesson are optional.)

Lit Candle, Balloon, Powder Makeup Brush, Tape

Lesson 4.01: Forceps, Hand Lens, Several Small Envelopes or Sheets of Notebook Paper, Microscope, Microscope Slides, New T-shirt in Package or T-shirt That Has Just Been Washed Alone

Lesson 4.02: Microscope, Microscope Slides

Lesson 6.02: 4 Tbsp. Cornstarch, 2/3 cup Corn Syrup, Red and Green Food Coloring, 1-2 tsp. White Glue, Eyedropper or Pipette, Two Large Pieces of Cardboard or Paper, Meter Stick/Measuring Tape, Ruler

Lesson 10.05: Black Felt Tip Pens (Labeled 1-4), Paper, Coffee Filters, Small Cup, Isopropyl Alcohol

Description:

A one-credit course that focuses on the history of forensic science, criminal investigation, forensic serology and DNA, forensic studies in anthropology, toxicology, fingerprinting, firearms, physics, and document examination.

NOTE:  Graphic images may be viewed. Waiver form required.

State Course Number:
220026
ACCESS Course Number:
303
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Description: NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR BIOLOGY OR "A PHYSICAL SCIENCE". Study of structure and function of human body systems from the cellular level to the organism level; interactions within and between systems that maintain homeostasis in an organisms; how personal choices, environmental factors, and genetic factors affect the human body.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
220051
ACCESS Course Number:
311
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Lab Materials as Determined by Course

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

Calculator (online or other)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS THE “A PHYSICAL SCIENCE” GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Conceptual inquiry-based course with engineering design integration providing investigation of the basic concepts of chemistry and physics including matter and its interactions, motion and stability, energy, and waves and information technologies.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
220071
ACCESS Course Number:
313
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Completion of Biology, Physical Science, and Alg II w/Trig; Recommended Precalculus and Chemistry
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

A media player

Lab Materials as Determined by Course

Course does not require textbook

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS THE A “PHYSICAL SCIENCE” GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Detailed exploration of properties of physical matter, physical quantities, motion and stability, energy, and waves and their applications for information transfer through authentic investigations and engineering design processes.

Social Studies

State Course Number:
230054
ACCESS Course Number:
423
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Rigorous High School Academic Course Work
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
Description:

College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for macroeconomics; basic economic concepts; measurement of economic performance; national income and price determination; financial sector; inflation, unemployment, and stabilization policies; economic growth and productivity; open economy; international trade and finance. Students are encouraged to take the AP Macroeconomics Exam in order to earn college credit.

State Course Number:
230047
ACCESS Course Number:
422
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Rigorous High School Academic Course Work and Successful Completion of U.S. History
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:

For resources including textbooks go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Description:

AP U.S. Government and Politics will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. The course has been authorized by the College Board and meets all requirements established by that organization. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Students are encouraged to take the AP United States Government and Politics Exam in order to earn college credit.

State Course Number:
230022
ACCESS Course Number:
421
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Rigorous High School Academic Course Work
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams; Optional AP US Histroy Exam
Materials:

For resources including textbooks go to:

http://accessdl.state.al.us/content/Web_Based_Courses_Resource_List

SAS is a free online subscription. You will need to register online by visiting www.sascurriculumpathways.com.

Under the Subscription tab, click “Get a Subscription.” Upon submitting a completed registration, an account will be created, user names and passwords generated and sent to the local school contacts identified on the form. For more information or help, contact SAS® Curriculum Pathways® 888-760-2515.

Description:

AP United States History is equivalent to an introductory college course in U.S. history. Studies cover a range of topics from Pre-Columbian societies to today. The course has been authorized by the College Board and meets all requirements established by that organization. The course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. Students are encouraged to take the AP United States History Exam in order to earn college credit.

State Course Number:
230051
ACCESS Course Number:
414
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exam
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Basic elements of economics; comparative economic systems and economic theories; role of the consumer; business and labor issues; functions of government; structure of U. S. banking system; role of Federal Reserve Bank.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
230041
ACCESS Course Number:
413
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Origins, functions, and branches of U. S. government; representative democracy; federalism; political/civic life; analysis of Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other relevant documents; foreign policy.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
230016
ACCESS Course Number:
411
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Chronological survey of major events and issues: colonization; American Revolution; development of political system and distinct culture; slavery; reform movements; sectionalism; Civil War; Reconstruction; Alabama's history and geographic changes that have influenced aspects of life during and after events.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
230019
ACCESS Course Number:
412
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Chronological survey of major events and issues: industrialization; Progressivism; foreign policy; World War I; the Great Depression; World War II; post-war United States; contemporary United States; Alabama's history and geographic changes that have influenced aspects of life during and after events

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

State Course Number:
230013
ACCESS Course Number:
401
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Term Exams
Materials:

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)

A media player

Course does not require textbook

Description:

Chronological history of the world: the emergence of a global age; the Age of Revolutions; the Age of Isms; era of global war; the world from 1500 to present.

This course is also available as a Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement Course. Please read the statement regarding Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.