McAuley Catholic High School

930 S. Pearl Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 624-9320
School Hours:
M-F 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Course Catalog 2020-2021

Click on the Course Catalog above to download and print the courses available to students. The full catalog is also listed below. 

Academic Information

McAuley Catholic High School is a member of, and accredited by, the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association. We offer a variety of courses, each of which is designed to prepare students for future success.

 Graduation Requirements

Subject Credits

Theology

English

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Government

Personal Finance

Practical Arts

Fine Arts

Foreign Languages

Health Education

Physical Education

Electives

4.0

4.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

0.5

0.5

1.0

1.0

2.0

0.5

1.0

5.5

Total 28.0

THEOLOGY

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Even Grad Years:

The Revelation of Jesus/

History of the Church

Even Grad Years:

The Revelation of Jesus/ 

History of the Church

Sacraments/

Foundations of Catholic Ministry

Exploring Religions of the World/

Catholic Vocation and Mission 

Odd Grad Years:

Scripture Study

Odd Grad Years:

Scripture Study

All students are required to take one full year of Theology each year.  Students must earn 4.0 credits during grades 9-12.   

Freshmen and Sophomores:

During EVEN graduating years will take the following courses:

THEO 200 The Revelation of Jesus  Semester 1        0.5 Credit           Grades 9-10

This course focuses on the Paschal Mystery is an introduction to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course, students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation to us from God, and that He fulfills the old covenants and Old Testament prophecies. Students will learn that the encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist is a call to bring Him into our lives and into the world. This course is in conformity with the United States Bishops Curriculum Framework, and fulfills the requirements for core course III.

THEO 240 History of the Church       Semester 2             0.5 Credit          Grades 9-10

This course focuses on the developments of the Catholic Church following Jesus’ appearance to the Apostles at Pentecost throughout history to present day. It is designed to help students know Jesus through His people: the Church, and to recognize the ongoing presence of the Holy Spirit in the Church’s history. Topics such as the saints and other prominent Catholic characters, major historical Church documents, and impactful Church councils, will be identified, explored, and analyzed. This course is in conformity with the United States Bishops Curriculum Framework Course, and fulfills the requirements for core course IV.

During ODD graduating years will take the following course:

THEO 280 Scripture Study          Full Year        1.0 Credit      Grades 9-10

This course is a comprehensive overview of the books of the Old and New Testament Scriptures designed to help the student appreciate the links between Judaism and Christianity. It is designed to help students understand that in and through the Scriptures and the Church, they encounter the Living Jesus Christ. Using numerous Scriptural references, students will learn how they can apply the message of Jesus in their daily lives. 

The first semester focuses primarily on the Old Testament, and how Jesus fulfills the promise of a savior.   The second semester is an overview of the New Testament, focusing on the growth of the infant church. This course is in conformity with the United State Bishops Curriculum Framework, and fulfills the requirements for core courses I and II.

Junior Year:  

THEO 300 Sacraments     Semester 1    0.5 Credit         Grade 11

The course of Sacraments is organized around the traditional definition of sacrament as defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church– an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life (grace) is given to us by the power and work of the Holy Spirit. Students will see who Jesus is revealed in a unique way through the Sacraments, and we will explore concrete ways to understand and more fully participate in them and benefit from their graces. This course is in conformity with the United States Bishops Curriculum Framework Course, and it fulfills the requirements for core course V.

THEO 320 Foundations of  Catholic Ministry    Semester 2     0.5 Credit   Grade 11

Students enrolled in the Foundations of Catholic Ministry will study the essential message of Christ’s moral teaching, the importance of love of God and neighbor and the basics of Catholic Social Teaching. The text is written to cover the “Life of Christ” section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, pulling together the essential steps for living a Christian moral life in the Catholic tradition. This course is in conformity with the United States Bishops Curriculum Framework Course, and it fulfills the requirements for core course VI.

Senior Year:  

THEO 400 Exploring 

 Religions of the World       Semester 1              0.5 Credit       Grade 12

In Exploring Religions of the World, students will begin the course with the reading of the Church document Nostra Aetate, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. We will build on their understanding and experience of the Catholic faith by studying different religious traditions. Beginning with a study of Judeo-Christian history, practice and tradition before expanding into the study of less familiar religions including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and other practices originating in China and Japan. We will also explore faiths that sprang from America’s Protestant roots, such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Amish, the Church of Christ, Scientists and address Scientology. The text was written in conformity with the United States Bishops Curriculum Framework Course, and follows Elective course E: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues.

THEO 420 Catholic 

Vocation and Mission  Semester 2                  0.5 Credit    Grade 12

This course explores with greater emphasis the universal call to holiness and living life as a Catholic Christian in the modern world. This course exposes students to reading material, discussion and other methods used to expand their understanding of Personal Faith and Vocation. In addition to other articles, we will read The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis and discuss the hurdles we all face in living out our faith. Many activities will be reflective in nature, encouraging an in-depth consideration of the questions, “What kind of person am I becoming?” and “What kind of person do I want to become?” Time for prayer and for service will be provided, as well as reflection on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Each student will be involved in a service project in addition to the required service hours. This course is in conformity with the United States Bishops Curriculum Framework CourseElective course E: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues.

ENGLISH

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

English 9

English 10

English 11 

English 12

Honors English 9

Honors English 10

Dual Credit

Intro to Literature

/Masterpieces in Literature 

Dual Credit 

English Comp I

English Comp II

All students are required to take one full year of English each year.  Students must earn 4.0 credits during grades 9-12. 

 

ENG 100 English 9   Full Year                      1.0 Credit              Grade 9

This course includes an overview of grammar, literature, novels, vocabulary, writing, projects, and presentations. Grammar is taught both semesters. Punctuation and sentence structure are stressed so as to prepare students for second semester’s research paper and poetry notebook. Novels read by 9th grade include The Bean Trees, The Book Thief, Night, and Great Expectations. This is a required course for first year students in English.

ENG 121 Honors English 9      Full Year                    1.0 Credit              Grade 9

Prerequisites:   Teacher signature and qualifying assessment score

This course is a college prep course for freshmen. Expository writing is stressed throughout the year including a research paper, and two multimedia presentations. Students will review parts of speech and the sentence and study usage and mechanics. Literature studies will be a chronological study of genres in American Literature from the 1600s and various twentieth century works as a lead in to the AP Lit course. Major focus will be on the Puritan tradition, including The Crucible, historical essays, transcendentalism, poetry, short stories, and The Book Thief. Weekly vocabulary assignments and quizzes are given. Monthly book projects will be required.

ENG 200       English 10    Full Year                    1.0 Credit              Grade 10

This course includes the following: grammar, writing, vocabulary, projects, research paper, poetry notebook, projects related to novels, literature, and presentations. Grammar will be taught both semesters. Second semester, grammar will be incorporated in the students’ various formal writings. Novels and plays that will be read this year include The Crucible, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dawn and Day. 

ENG 221 Honors English 10   Full Year      1.0 Credit     Grade 10

Prerequisites: Teacher signature and qualifying assessment score

This course is a continuation of the 9th grade honors course in which students will continue a review of grammar, sentence structure, and usage and mechanics.  Activities to help prepare students for the ACT will be embedded in the curriculum. 

ENG 300 English 11       Full Year       1.0 Credit              Grade 11

This course is designed to promote processing and application of learned content and applying what they have learned through creative writing, research paper, poetry notebooks and other various writing assignments. This course also includes vocabulary, novels, grammar, literature, presentations, and projects. Novels and plays that will be read include Wuthering Heights, Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Canterbury Tales, and The Diary of Anne Frank..

ENG 321 Introduction to Literature  Semester 1        0.5 Credit              Grade 11

Prerequisites:   3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course 

This class is a dual credit course through Crowder college which is an introductory class in literature, Introduction to Literature (109).  This course focuses on a study of works within literary genres. Works include Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, short stories, and poetry. Students will write at least two literary analyses, and a poetry portfolio. Students must take a pre-test and post test designed by Crowder instructors.

 ENG 341 Masterpieces in World Literature    Semester 2     0.5 Credit     Grade 11

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course

This class is through Crowder college and is an introductory class in literature, Masterpieces in World Literature (125).  This course focuses on literature from China, France, England, Germany, Russia, and more. Major works include, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Candide, Monkey, and poetry by Yeats and Eliot. Weekly vocabulary assignments and quizzes are given. Monthly book projects will be required.

ENG 400 English 12      Full Year           1.0 Credit              Grade 12

This course is designed to integrate reading, speaking, discussion, and listening skills with a proficiency development that will be essential to college or basic life experiences beyond high school. They will accomplish this through creative writing, research paper and project, poetry notebook, literature, and presentations. Novels and plays that will be read and discussed are as follows: The Lord of the Flies, The Road, Things Fall Apart, Othello, and Macbeth.

ENG 421 English Composition I      Semester 1           0.5 Credit   Grade 12

Prerequisite:   3.5 GPA, 18 on ACT English, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course

A class through Crowder college which upon successful completion will earn the student 3 college credit hours for Freshman Composition 101.  Students are expected to follow the university syllabus, which requires five (5) papers throughout the course of the semester. This class focuses on non-source based writing. Students will also be asked to study vocabulary and monthly book projects will be required.

441 English Composition II         Semester 2           0.5 Credit      Grade 12

Prerequisite:    3.5 GPA, 18 on ACT English, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course

A course through Crowder college which upon successful completion will earn the student 3 college credit hours for Freshman Composition 102. Students are expected to follow the university syllabus, which requires five (5)  papers throughout the course of the semester. This course emphasizes research and source-based writing resulting in a large argumentative essay. Students will also be asked to study vocabulary and monthly book projects will be required.

English Elective Courses (Cannot count as the required English credit)

ENG 600 Speech                        Semester   0.5 Credit      Grade 10-12

This beginning Public speaking course will allow the student to think critically, develop basic and advanced speeches and become more sensitive to people and situations. The student will also learn vocal technique, vocal drills, poetry, and reader’s theatre. At the end of this course students will hopefully feel more confident and able to speak more clearly and with ease.

601 Oral Communications Semester 0.5 Credit      Grade 10-12

Prerequisites:   3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval. 

Dual credit course.  

This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic principles of effective oral communications and, more importantly, to give students first-hand experience in sharpening their communication abilities. The goal of the course is to teach students to make intelligent rhetorical choices. Course content includes the types and functions of public speaking, classical rhetorical theory, delivery and nonverbal communication, style, organization, use of evidence and reasoning, strategies of persuasion, informative speaking, visual aids, the role of speaker credibility and motive appeals.  (Students will earn 3 hours of college credit for successful completion of this course).

ENG 620 Journalism             Full Year        1.0 Credit     Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

In this course, students will produce the school newspaper, McAuley Times. They will be responsible for photography, reporting, editing, proofing, and page layout. Students will be asked to attend events, conduct interviews, and do out of school work.

They will learn about style, laws involving media, and responsible journalism. The area of broadcast journalism will also be addressed with the production of a monthly newscast. The majority of a students grade in this course will be based on meeting deadlines with assigned work.

MATHEMATICS

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Algebra 1

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Geometry

Geometry

Algebra II

Pre-Calculus

Algebra II

Pre-Calculus

College Algebra

College Algebra

AP Calculus

AP\Calculus

AP Statistics

AP Statistics 

Students will be placed in courses based on assessments/teacher recommendation. Students must earn 3.0 credits during grades 9-12.

 

MATH 100 Algebra I  Full Year        1.0 Credit              Grade 9-10

Foundation for all future secondary mathematics courses. Areas covered include basic operations with numbers, linear and quadratic equations, system of equations with two variables, uniform motion and mixture problems, lines, surface area, volume, probability, rational expressions, rational equations, factoring, and radical expressions.

MATH 200 Geometry          Full Year           1.0 Credit              Grade 9-11

Prerequisite:   Successful completion of Algebra I

Designed to develop inductive and deductive reasoning skills. Areas covered include the rectangular coordinate plane, triangles, quadrilaterals, and transformations, areas of regular polygons, surface areas and volumes of three dimensional figures, probability, parallel lines, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, circles, and proofs.

MATH 300 Algebra II             Full Year               1.0 Credit              Grade 10-12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry

Areas covered include linear and quadratic equations, simple functions, uniform motion and chemical mixture problems, plane geometry, rectangular and polar coordinates, addition of vectors, systems of equations, and simple right triangle trigonometry.

MATH 401 Pre-Calculus     Semester 1 0.5 Credit              Grade 11-12

Prerequisites:   Successful completion of Algebra II 

This is an elective course to prepare students for calculus. It covers a review of topics in Algebra and Geometry. The student will solve and graph logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Students will work with trigonometric identities, conic sections, and both arithmetic and geometric series.

MATH 402 College Algebra   Semester 2    0.5 Credit              Grade 11-12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra II. 

For Dual credit, students must meet college requirements for admission.  

This course further prepares students for their college math courses. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions; equations and inequalities; graphing transformations; matrices and determinants.  Students wishing to earn college credit will be required to pay for all tuition and fees.  

Advanced Placement Courses:  

To stay consistent with the mission of the College Board in preparing students for college success and opportunity, students enrolled in this AP course are required to take the class final in both the fall and spring semester and have the option of taking the AP exam in an attempt to earn college credit (determined by score on the exam and the college student is attending).

MATH 501 AP Calculus        Full Year           1.0 Credit              Grade 12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a Pre-Calculus course and faculty approval.

This course teaches material usually covered by a first semester college calculus course. It is a course that reviews important elements of algebra and trigonometry before covering the primary elements of calculus: limits, derivatives, and integrals. The study of each primary element will be rigorous. Students interested in mathematics, science, engineering, and/or medical careers should consider this course. 

MATH 521 AP Statistics        Full Year           1.0 Credit              Grade 12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of an Algebra II course and faculty approval. 

This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes evident in the content, skills, and assessment in the AP statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, probability and simulation, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. 

SCIENCE

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Physical Science

Biology (Required)

Chemistry 

Physics

Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry

Human Body System (HBS)

Human Body System (HBS)

Human Body System (HBS)

Medical Interventions

Medical Interventions

Chemistry (Honors)

All students must earn 3.0 credits during 9-12 grades.

 

SCI 100     Principles of Biomedical Science     Full Year        1.0 Credit           Grade 9

From the moment you walk into PBS, you will be immersed in the mysterious death of Anna.  You will be asked to investigate, document, and analyze evidence to solve the case.  You will investigate concepts of biology and medicine as you explore health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.  You will determine the factors that led to the death of Anna as you piece together evidence found in her medical history and her autopsy report.

SCI 110     Physical Science         Full Year        1.0 Credit Grade 9

This course is an introduction to Physics and Chemistry.   The physics unit introduces students to Newton’s Laws, the nature of light, force, energy, and the electromagnetic spectrum.  The emphasis is on concepts, preparing students for Physics or Honors Physics.  The chemistry unit focuses on atomic structure, how atoms interact, and patterns within the Periodic Table of the Elements, preparing students for Chemistry or Honors Chemistry.  An emphasis will be placed on the use of hands-on activities, labs, use of Chromebooks, data collection, student collaboration in cooperative groups, and analyzing information.

SCI 200     Human Body Systems                  Full Year      1.0 Credit            Grade 10

Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Sciences

In Human Body Systems, students engage in the study of the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body. Important concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection. The central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The systems are studied as “parts of a whole,” working together to keep the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level.

Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of body systems, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions, and respiratory operation. Students work through interesting real-world cases and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

SCI  210     Biology     Full Year 1.0 Credit Grade 10 

The topics studied in this course include but are not limited to:  the process of living things, cells, genetics, zoology, molecular biology, dissection, and ecology.  Labs and experiments, reading, writing, and research required.  

SCI  211     Honors Biology     Full Year 1.0 Credit Grade 10

The topics studied in this course include but are not limited to:  the process of living things, cells, genetics, zoology, molecular biology, dissection, and ecology.  Labs and experiments, reading, writing, and research required.    Students will be expected to complete additional requirements outside of class in order to get the honors credit.  

SCI 300    Chemistry                  Full Year           1.0 Credit     Grade 10-11

This course introduces the principles and concepts of chemistry.  This class will provide you with a knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry with an emphasis on chemical bonding, structure and properties, states of matter, stoichiometry, solutions, and acids and bases.  You will also apply critical thinking strategies in scenario and inquiry-based laboratory activities.

SCI 310      Honors Chemistry Full Year   1.0 Credit Grade 10-12

This course introduces the principles and concepts of chemistry.  This class will provide you with a knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry with an emphasis on chemical bonding, structure and properties, states of matter, stoichiometry, solutions, and acids and bases.  You will also apply critical thinking strategies in scenario and inquiry-based laboratory activities.  Students will be expected to complete additional requirements outside of class in order to get the honors credit.  

SCI 500     Physics               Full Year          1.0 Credit      Grade 12

Prerequisite: Geometry, Algebra II and teacher approval.  

The course focuses on the interconnections between the various strands and units contained in the course syllabus and how each contributes to the “Big Ideas” that provide a core foundation for this science course. Problem solving techniques and strategies are fine tuned throughout the year, and students are continually tasked with connecting physics applications learned in different units in order to synthesize solutions to complex problems. The emphasis on theoretical topics, critical thinking and problem solving makes this class challenging. Mathematics is used to illuminate physical situations rather than to show off a student’s manipulative abilities. Students must be strong in both math and science to be successful in this course.

Conceptual understanding of the material is a requirement for success. Students will be expected to write justifications and explanations of physics concepts.  Students Successfully completing this course will receive honors points in GPA calculation.  

SCI 700 General Biology    Semester 1-2     0.5 Credit    Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval.  

Dual Credit Course 

This introductory course explores the unifying principles of living organisms at the chemical, cellular, organismal, and population levels of organization, and includes cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, evolution and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on core biological principles and human interactions with the natural world, as well as the possible outcomes of these interactions. A practical laboratory component emphasizes scientific investigating and supports lecture material.

SCI 710 Anatomy and Physiology          Semester        0.5 Credit    Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, teacher approval, ACT score of 18, or comparable placement score

        Dual Credit Course 

This course covers the unifying principles of biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, development, and metabolism, as well as the structure and function of various organ systems of the human body. A practical laboratory component emphasizes interrelationships between systems and how the entire body functions as a unit. This course is required for students entering health-related professions but is not recommended for science majors. This course fulfills the life science general education requirements for some majors.

SCI 720 Physical Science      Semester  0.5 Credit    Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, teacher approval, ACT score of 18, or comparable placement score

Dual Credit Course 

The basic principles and interrelations between physics, chemistry, earth science and astronomy are examined in this class.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Even Grad Years

United States History or

AP United States History

Even Grad Years

United States History or

AP United States History

American Government

Personal Finance 

American Government

Personal Finance 

Odd Grad Years

World History 

Odd Grad Years

World History 

Dual Credit Intro to Sociology or General Psychology 

Dual Credit Intro to Sociology or General Psychology 

Students must earn 3.0 credits during grades 9-12.      Must include 1 year of American History, Government and Personal Finance.                   

ALL students in Grades 9-10 during EVEN graduating years will take one of the following courses:

SS 200 United States History    Year                1.0 Credit              Grade 9-10

This is a complete history course of the United States from prehistory to the present. The course not only covers historic developments, but also emphasizes social and cultural developments.

SS 201 AP United States History  Year           1.0 Credit              Grade 9-10

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

This course is a reading and writing intensive course designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems in American history as well as prepare for the Advanced Placement Exam. 

To stay consistent with the mission of the College Board in preparing students for college success and opportunity, students enrolled in this AP course are required to take the class final in both the fall and spring semester and have the option of taking the AP exam.

ALL students in Grades 9-10 during ODD graduating years will take one of the following courses:

SS 220 World History              Full Year  1.0 Credit              Grade 9-10

This is a complete course of World History which covers the time periods from prehistoric to the present. The class will study the record man has left in government, science, the arts, and all other aspects of human endeavor.

SS 221 Honors World History        Full Year   1.0 Credit              Grade 9-10

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

This is a complete course of World History which covers the time periods from prehistoric to the present. The class will study the record man has left in government, science, the arts, and all other aspects of human endeavor.  Students will be expected to complete additional requirements outside of class in order to get the honors credit.  

SS 300 American Government       Semester        0.5 Credit      Grade 11-12

A passing grade on the Missouri/U.S. Constitution test is required for graduation.

The focus of this required course is the institutions and political activities of American government at the national, state, and local levels. While taking this class, the students will pass the United States and Missouri Constitution tests, which are required by the State of Missouri.

SS 320 Personal Finance    Semester 0.5 Credit     Grade 11-12

The course is designed to introduce students to personal record keeping and fundamentals of cash accounting. It will prepare students for the responsibility to handle financial decisions and organize financial records. Hands-on projects like buying a car, renting an apartment, opening a checking and savings account and filing income tax forms are components of this course. 

SS 705-DC United States History 

1877 to Present Semester 0.5 Credit Grade 12

Prerequisites: 17 or higher on the ACT Reading section 

Dual Credit Course through MSSU 

Survey of the economic, social, and political development of the United States from 1877 to the present. Meets the General Education requirement for all majors.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn three (3) college credit hours. 

SS 710-DC Western Civilization 

Since 1500 Semester 0.5 Credit Grade 12

Dual Credit Course through MSSU

Survey of Western societies from the age of exploration to the retreat of European colonialism. Major emphasis on the development of the nation-state, the impact of industrialization and revolutions, European imperialism, and the two world wars. Upon Successful completion, students will earn three (3) college credit hours.  

SS 720-DC     Personal Finance          Semester 0.5 Credit              Grade 11-12

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course 

Consumer finance topics are designed to provide students with guidance in handling such everyday problems as taxes, insurance, buying a home or automobile, borrowing, saving, social security, budgeting and estate planning.

SS 730-DC Introduction to Sociology    Semester   0.5 Credit              Grade 11-12

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course 

 This introduction analyzes groups, institutions and individual behavior in group environments.

SS 740-DC Psychology                         Semester          0.5 Credit              Grade 11-12

Prerequisites:  3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

Dual Credit Course

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior including motivation, perception, learning, emotions, intelligence and the physiological basis of behavior is presented.

PRACTICAL ARTS

 All students must earn 1.0 credit during grades 9-12. 

PA 320 Business Leadership I       Year          1.0 Credit              Grade 10-12

This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership and management. It is based upon a framework that analyzes leadership and management at different levels: individual leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. This course will also have the option for an internship in the business world.

PA 340 Business Law                   Semester 0.5 Credit              Grade 9-12

This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles relevant to their roles as citizens, consumers, and employees through a mixture of personal, business, and consumer law. The content includes the basic characteristics of the American system of free enterprise, rights of private property, basic elements of contracts, employer-employee relations, landlords and tenants, individual rights, wills and estates, family and juvenile justice law, and community property.

PA 360 Marketing                            Year       1.0 Credit              Grade 10-12

This class will utilize marketing skills to promote school events such as the dodgeball tournament and 5k run. This class is also responsible for producing the school newsletter quarterly. Outside of those productions, the class will organize FBLA events such as weekly meetings. The class will also focus on reaching out to other FBLA members to help them prepare for competition.

PA 380 Multimedia               Semester 0.5 Credit              Grade 9-12

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of computer concepts and applications. Topics will include essential concepts of computers, the internet, software basics, multimedia, files and storage, ethics, safety and current trends. The students will learn applications for word processing, spreadsheets, file organization, and presentation graphics in the Microsoft environment using Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Skills taught in this course should prepare each student for efficient preparation of high school documents and presentations across the curriculum. Students will also be introduced to Audacity, Moviemaker, Animation, Prezi, OneDrive, and Outlook.

 PA 400 Business Leadership II     Year           1.0 Credit              Grade 11-12

Prerequisite:   Business Leadership I

 A continuation and extension of  Business Leadership I.

PA 420 Yearbook                 Year          1.0 Credit              Grade 11-12

Yearbook students are responsible for the finances, production, and distribution of the McAuley High School yearbook.

PA 450 Culinary Management Year 1.0 Credit Grade 9-12

Can you cook?  If not, you will want to take this course!  You will be assisting in the planning, preparation and delivery of the school meals to your classmates.  Working with the teacher, you will determine the menu for each month. On the days that we offer “in-house catering”, you will prepare the food that is served!  This class will offer you real life skills that will enable you to be able to cook a variety of meals when you are leaving independently.  Due to the size of the kitchen area, this class’s enrollment will be limited!  . 

FINE ARTS

All students must earn 1.0 credit during grades 9-12. 

FA300 Painting                          Year    1.0 Credit              Grade 9-12

A studio experience in painting, with emphasis on color theory and compositional problem solving. Various media will be explored (acrylic, watercolor, tempera, oil). Individual expression and imagery will be encouraged.

FA 310 3-D Art                               Year                1.0 Credit              Grade 9-12

Studio experience in 3 dimensional art with an emphasis on the “Art Elements” and the “Principles of Design.” Various media will be used to produce sculptures, jewelry, fashion, and crafts.

FA320 Drawing and Printmaking     Semester      0.5 Credit              Grade 9-12

Students will learn the “Elements of Art” and the “Principles of Design” as they journey through the world of 2-dimensional art. Various media will be used including graphite drawing pencils, colored pencils, chalk, charcoal, and pastels. They will also learn to transfer images from one format to another. Monotype, Polaroid transfers, Linoleum, wood cut, and Photography will be explored.

FA 330 Ceramics                Year         1.0 Credit              Grade 9-12

A studio course in hand-building clay forms using the coil, slab, and pinch methods. Students will also work on the pottery wheel. Introductory lectures on the history of clay, glazes, wheels, and kilns.

FA 360 Show Choir              Year       1.0 Credit              Grade 9-12

Show Choir focuses on the performance of vocal music in the popular idiom.   Emphasis is placed on developing appropriate vocal technique, choreography and stage presence to create an overall performance.

FA 380 Theatre I                        Year                1.0 Credit              Grade 9-12

This beginning Theatre 1 class will introduce the student to the basics of theatre and theatre as a living art form. Students will learn acting technique, memorization, monologues, partner and group scene work, theatre history and design, production management, marketing and musical theatre. Students will be required to see two (2)  live theatre productions that semester and participate in the Ozark 8 One-Act and Readers Theatre competition at Crowder College. Participation in the school play(s) is encouraged.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

All students must earn 2.0 credits during grades 9-12.      

FL 100 Spanish I                     Year             1.0 Credit              Grade 9-10

Spanish I introduces the students to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. The focus is on oral communication in the target language using basic vocabulary and grammar. This includes the ability to read, write, listen and speak at the Novice level. The course covers present tense regular and irregular verbs. Also covered are major parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjective agreement, prepositions and asking and answering questions in Spanish. Cultural concepts are incorporated through target language music, videos, art, crafts, games and readings. The class requires participation in oral and written exercises, paired and group work. Spanish will be used for some classroom instruction and interaction. Assessments are both formal and performance based.

FL 200 Spanish II            Year              1.0 Credit              Grade 9-11

Prerequisite Successful completion of Spanish I

Spanish II begins with a review of the material covered in Spanish I. Vocabulary and grammar will be expanded as students begin to express their own opinions orally and in writing in the target language at the mid novice to low intermediate level. This course includes extended use of irregular present tense verbs and introduces past tense preterit and imperfect verbs. Students will read, understand, and interpret intermediate level written material on a variety of topics. They will use spoken language to sustain brief conversations at a level comprehensible to native speakers accustomed to non-native speech patterns. Students will continue to experience the Hispanic culture through target language music, videos, art, crafts and games. Spanish will be used as much as possible both in instruction and classroom interaction. Assessments are both formal and performance based.

FL 301 Spanish III         Year                1.0 Credit              Grade 10-12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Spanish II

Spanish III is geared to academically motivated students. It continues the development and reinforcement of language skills learned in Spanish I & II. Students will learn and apply high intermediate level vocabulary words, phrases, and expressions to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions at a level comprehensible to native speakers. The present perfect, future and conditional tenses as well as commands and the subjunctive mood will be introduced. Spanish will be used for classroom instruction and interaction. Emphasis will be on reading, writing and expressing personal opinions verbally. Hispanic culture, literature, art and history will be stressed. Class activities include the use of target language music, videos, art, crafts, and games. Assessments are both formal and performance based.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

All students must earn 1.0 credit in Physical Education and ½ credit in Health during grades 9-12. 

HPE 200 Health                         Semester   0.5 Credit              Grade 9-11

This course is the study of the human body, its habits and stresses as well as interrelated factors which face high school students today. Emphasis is placed on making mature value judgements concerning the individual’s own health. Current health issues are also studied.

HPE 220 Physical Education   Semester     0.5 Credit              Grade 9-12

This course covers a wide range of fitness, individual, and team activities. Students will be required to actively participate and gain cognitive information concerning rules, regulations, and history of activities.

HPE 240 Strength and  Conditioning         Semester       0.5 Credit              Grade 9-12

Strength and conditioning is an elective course for all class levels. This class will be an intense weight-training experience. The student will study aspects of developing muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.

 

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