ACCESS Course Listings

8th Grade

State Course Number:
200047
ACCESS Course Number:
119
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:

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 REPLACE ENGLISH 8.

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

State Course Number:
200040
ACCESS Course Number:
140
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:

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 REPLACE ENGLISH 8.

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

State Course Number:
200051
ACCESS Course Number:
126
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:
117
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:

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:
118
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:

Science 8, an 8th grade, full-year physical science course, focuses on the scientific process and application skills, atomic structure, matter, bonding, solutions, Newton’s laws, simple machines, energy, and waves.

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

Arts Education

State Course Number:
280001
ACCESS Course Number:
150
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Introduces students to the four arts disciplines-dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Arts Survey satisfies the one-half credit art requirement for graduation.
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:
280071
ACCESS Course Number:
150
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)

  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Theatre Level I is a one credit course that includes: how to produce and respond to productions; vocal, kinesthetic, emotional, analytical, and intellectual elements; dramatic structure; acting process; collaborative nature of a theatrical production and role of production staff; theatre history; theatre vocabulary; aesthetics; evaluating artistic choices.

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:
001
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Accounting will provide the students with a foundation for college accounting courses, office work, and small business management. This is a necessary course for students pursuing a business degree in college. Three forms of accounting are studied: financial, cost, and management. The basic rules, concepts, and conventions of the double entry system are covered. Techniques to analyze ratios from balance sheets are introduced. All chapters cover ethics, integrity, and confidentiality necessary in the business world.

State Course Number:
280101
ACCESS Course Number:
013
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Study in Other Humanities, such as History, Literature, or in any of the Studio Arts
Testing Requirements:
Semester and 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)

Description:

AP Art History will provide students with an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. The course has been authorized by the College Board and meets all requirements established by that organization. Students will examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. Students are encouraged to take the AP Art History Exam in order to earn college credit. 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.

State Course Number:
520007
ACCESS Course Number:
017
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
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:
Semester and Final 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

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:
026
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Students should exhibit a willingness to meet rigorous academic challenges, a strong ability to think critically, and excellent reading proficiency.
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
034
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
184
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 1 Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
181
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit Course, Block or 1 Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
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:
182
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit Course, Block or 1 Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day
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:
173
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Algebra I; Advanced computer skills; Geometry is strongly recommended
Testing Requirements:
Semester Exam
Materials:

Notebook

Paper

This course requires several pieces of free software. All software downloads are linked from within the course. The lessons containing the downloads and download instructions are listed in parentheses.

Required Software – Term 1

  • students must have a Windows operating system available. If not, they will need to install Virtualbox - Windows XP Development Environment emulator (Lesson 01.01)

  • Myro – the Python programming language and Interactive Development Environment that includes the Scribbler robot simulator (Lesson 01.01)

Required Software – Term 2

  • Java (Lesson 6.02)

  • BlueJ - editing tool used to write Java programs (Lesson 6.02)

  • bookClasses - needed to write media computing programs (Lesson 6.02)

The second segment of the course will deal with a variety of digital media. At the very least you will need a microphone and speakers or a combination microphone/headphone device.

Course does not require textbook

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. Guidance Counselors – Please note that the Computer Programming BASIC (0.5 credit) course offered by ACCESS in past years has been replaced by Computer Programming I (1.0 credit), which meets the description for Intro to Computer Programming Concepts (#925622). The new course includes several updates. Computer Programming I now teaches Python and Java, the top two programming languages of 2015, rather than QBASIC. In addition, the use of a free Windows emulation system will reduce problems that some Mac OS students had with required software installations. 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:
175
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day or 9 weeks on Block Schedule
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:
039
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day or 9 weeks on Block Schedule
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
None
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook 
Description:

In Creative Writing Elective, one credit course, students will develop writing and language skills for individual expression in literary forms through writing of original poetry, short stories, plays, novels, essays, or nonfiction. Students will be required to keep a journal with daily writing assignments.
NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

State Course Number:
200033
ACCESS Course Number:
040
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
None
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook 
Description:

In Creative Writing Elective, one credit course, students will develop writing and language skills for individual expression in literary forms through writing of original poetry, short stories, plays, novels, essays, or nonfiction. Students will be required to keep a journal with daily writing assignments.
NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

State Course Number:
420020
ACCESS Course Number:
115
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
060
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Global Studies uses research and writing in assignments designed to help students learn about human rights, the environment, global security, and international economic systems. Students will identify real global problems and then suggest well- developed solutions.
NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

State Course Number:
200051
ACCESS Course Number:
116
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester on 6-or 7-Period Day or 9 Weeks on Block Schedule
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 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:
076
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Career Preparedness A
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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:
077
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Final 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:
078
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Personal Finance is a one-semester course which provides the students with activities and projects to develop an understanding of financial management concepts. Students study personal finances, which include budgeting, saving, checking, investments, credit, insurance, paying and preparing income tax returns, employment forms, and basic financial skills for life. Students learn to better prepare financially for their futures through wise money management.

State Course Number:
230071
ACCESS Course Number:
083
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Final Exam
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Psychology is a study of the history of psychological inquiry, methods of scientific research, biological basis of behavior, human development and individual differences, states of consciousness in learning and memory, psychological disorders and treatments, and terminology and theories.

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

State Course Number:
230081
ACCESS Course Number:
086
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day or 9 weeks on Block Schedule
Prerequisites:
11th to 12th grade reading level
Testing Requirements:
Final 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:
097
Audience:
10-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Computer Applications and/or Keyboarding
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
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:
098
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Web Design I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
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:
102
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7-Period Day
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
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:
180
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit Course, Block or 1 Semester on 6- or 7-Period Day
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:
018
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 9 ,10, and 11, Preferably Honors with a Minimum of a B Averge
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
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:
019
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 9 ,10, and 11, Preferably Honors with a Minimum of a B Averge
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
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:
200009
ACCESS Course Number:
042
Audience:
10
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 9
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language.
If there are questions about the course, please contact Ramona Langston rlangston@alsde.edu by email or call 334-242-9594.
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:
043
Audience:
11
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 9 and 10
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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://accesscd.ua.edu/english/reading-list-for-english-11).

Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. If there are questions about the course, please contact Ramona Langston rlangston@alsde.edu by email or call 334-242-9594.

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:
044
Audience:
12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of English 9 ,10, and 11
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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. If there are questions about the course, please contact Ramona Langston rlangston@alsde.edu by email or call 334-242-9594.

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:
045
Audience:
09
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
Description:

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. If there are questions about the course, please contact Ramona Langston, rlangston@alsde.edu, by email or call 334-242-9594.
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:
048
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

French I is a first-year modern language course which provides students with opportunities to communicate through speaking, writing, reading, and listening at a basic level; to develop insights into French cultures; to better understand their own language and culture; to access knowledge from other disciplines using French; and to participate more fully in the global community.

State Course Number:
270024
ACCESS Course Number:
049
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
French I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

French II is a second-year modern language course, which provides a continuum for the review and expansion of the goals of French I. Level II represents a progression in terms of students’ facility in handling more complex elements of communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening; broadening insights into French cultures as well as their own; and enhancing the connections made with other disciplines (as well as the connections made with the community and with the world).

State Course Number:
270025
ACCESS Course Number:
050
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
French II
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

French III is a third-year modern language course, which provides a continuum for the review and expansion of the goals of French II. Level III represents a progression in terms of students’ facility in handling more complex elements of communication; broadening insights into French cultures as well as their own; and enhancing the connections made with other disciplines (as well as the connections made with the community and with the world).

State Course Number:
270043
ACCESS Course Number:
056
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

German I is a first-year modern language course, which provides students with opportunities to communicate at a basic level; to develop insights into German cultures; to better understand their own language and culture; to access knowledge from other disciplines using German; and to participate more fully in the global community.

State Course Number:
270044
ACCESS Course Number:
057
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
German I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

German II is a second-year modern language course, which provides students with opportunities to communicate at a basic level; to develop insights into German cultures; to better understand their own language and culture; to access knowledge from other disciplines using German; and to participate more fully in the global community.

State Course Number:
270045
ACCESS Course Number:
058
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
German II
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

German III is a third-year modern language course, which provides students with opportunities to communicate at a basic level; to develop insights into German cultures; to better understand their own language and culture; to access knowledge from other disciplines using German; and to participate more fully in the global community.

State Course Number:
270111
ACCESS Course Number:
071
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Latin I is a first-year classical language course, which provides an introduction to the Latin language and Roman culture. Latin I illustrates the influence of the Roman culture on the cultures of the Western world throughout history. Basic pronunciation, spelling, and translation are included in the course; emphasis is placed on reading, grammar, and culture.

State Course Number:
270112
ACCESS Course Number:
072
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Latin I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Latin II is a second-year classical language course, which includes a review of the skills previously studied, often accomplished by using Roman literature, Roman history, Roman mythology, and a study of Caesar’s Commentaries.

State Course Number:
270113
ACCESS Course Number:
073
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Latin II
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Latin III is a third-year classical language course, which includes a review of the skills previously studied, and the development of communicative skills in vocabulary and grammar.

State Course Number:
270003
ACCESS Course Number:
074
Audience:
08-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

This is a beginning level course which introduces the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and its culture, people, geographical locations, and history.

State Course Number:
270004
ACCESS Course Number:
075
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Mandarin Chinese I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

This is an intermediate level course which introduces the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Grammar is introduced and practiced using innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Students learn to express themselves using an increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Units include daily routine, animals, hobbies, the body, and descriptions. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and its culture, people, geographical locations, and history.

State Course Number:
270153
ACCESS Course Number:
088
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • 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:
270153
ACCESS Course Number:
089
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Spanish I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • 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:
090
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Spanish II
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • 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:
089
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Spanish III
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Microphone, Speakers, and/or Headphones
  • 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:
061
Audience:
10-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
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:
21005
ACCESS Course Number:
005
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Mathematics 8
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
006
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Mathematics 8
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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: 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:
007
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra IA
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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: 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:
008
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I , IA and IB; And Geometry
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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 terminating 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 with Trigonometry or Algebra II is required to complete the graduation requirements for the Alabama High School Diploma. This course does not provide sufficient background to prepare students to pursue higher-level mathematics courses. 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:
009
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA and IB; Completion Geometry
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
185
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

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:
011
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I , IA and IB; And Geometry
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
015
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Algebra I, Geometry, Alg II w/Trig, and Precalculus
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
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:
027
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Algebra I, Geometry, Alg II w/Trig, and Precalculus
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
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:
053
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I OR Algebra IA and Algebra IB
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Calculator (online or other)
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Geogebra (free)
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook
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:
054
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I OR Algebra IA and Algebra IB
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Calculator (online or other)
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Geogebra (free)
  • 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 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:
055
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Algebra I
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Calculator (online or other)
  • Protactor
  • Compass
  • Geogebra (free)
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provide by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook
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:
082
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Alg II with Trionometry
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Mathtype (Provided by SDE)
  • Geogebra (free)
  • 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. 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:
174
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:
172
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:
014
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Biology and Chemistry
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams; Optional AP Exam
Materials:
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:
033
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Physical Science (8th or 9th Grade); Algebra I Recommended
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
036
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Algebra I and Biology Recommended Alg II w/ Trig
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
046
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Biology and (Physical Science or Chemistry)
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final 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:
047
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming
  • SAS® Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • 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, and 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:
069
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Course does not require textbook
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:
079
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Calculator (online or other)
  • 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:
080
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
Completion of Biology, Physical Science, and Alg II w/Trig; Recommended Precalculus and Chemistry
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • 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:
021
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
Prerequisites:
Successful Completion of Rigorous High School Academic Course Work
Testing Requirements:
Final Exams; 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:
028
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
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:
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:
029
Audience:
11-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
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:
041
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
0.5 Credit, 1st or 2nd Semester
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Final 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:
093
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
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:
094
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • SAS Curriculum Pathways® (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:
095
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • 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:
230013
ACCESS Course Number:
042
Audience:
09-12
Credits:
1 Credit Course, Block or 2 Semesters on 6- or 7- Period Day
Prerequisites:
None
Testing Requirements:
Semester and Final Exams
Materials:
  • Discovery Education Streaming (Provided by SDE)
  • Curriculum Pathways® (Provided by SDE)
  • A media player
  • Course does not require textbook
Description:

Theatre Level I is a one credit course that includes: how to produce and respond to productions; vocal, kinesthetic, emotional, analytical, and intellectual elements; dramatic structure; acting process; collaborative nature of a theatrical production and role of production staff; theatre history; theatre vocabulary; aesthetics; evaluating artistic choices.

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.