McAuley Catholic High School

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

Course Catalog 2019-2020

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 4.0
English 4.0
Mathematics 3.0
Science 3.0

Social Studies

2.0
Government 0.5

Personal Finance

0.5

Practical Arts

1.0

Fine Arts

1.0

Foreign Languages

2.0

Health Education

0.5

Physical Education

1.0

Electives

5.5
Total 28.0
THEOLOGY

Freshmen Sophomore Junion Senior
Even Grad. Years: Even Grad. Years: Sacraments Exploring Religions of the World
The Revelation of Jesus The Revelation of Jesus Foundations of Catholic Morality Catholic Vocation and Mission
History of the Church History of the Church    
Odd Grad. Years Odd Grad. Years    
Scripture Study Scripture Study    

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

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 Bishop’s Curriculum Framework, and fulfills the requirements for core course III.

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 Bishop’s Curriculum Framework Course, and fulfills the requirements for core course IV.

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

280 Scripture Study                                              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 Bishop’s Curriculum Framework, and fulfills the requirements for core courses I and II.

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 way to understand and more fully participate in them and benefit from their graces. This course is in conformity with the United States Bishop’s Curriculum Framework Course, and it fulfills the requirements for core course V.

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 Bishop’s Curriculum Framework Course, and it fulfills the requirements for core course VI.

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 Bishop’s Curriculum Framework Course, and follows Elective course E: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues. 

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 provide, 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 Bishop’s Curriculum Framework Course, and follows

ENGLISH

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
Honors English 9 AP Literature and Composition D/C Introduction to Literature D/C English Composition I
    D/C Masterpieces in World Literature D/C English Composition II
     Journalism  Journalism 
    Speech/DC Speech/DC

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.

121 Honors English                                               Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 9

Prerequisites: Teacher signature and qualifying assessment score

 A college prep course for academically talented 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.

 200 English 10                                                        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. This is a required course for second year students in English.

221 AP Literature and Composition                 Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 10

Prerequisites: Teacher signature and qualifying assessment score

An advanced placement course. Students will be expected to write several papers including several literary analyses, a research paper, poetry portfolio, and short fiction. Students will do two multimedia presentations. Literature units are centered on a chronological study of genres in the twentieth century American tradition including the writings of J.D. Salinger and A Separate Peace. They will also begin a study of British literature. Major works include Beowulf, Macbeth, and many poetical works. Weekly vocabulary assignments and quizzes are given. Monthly book projects will be required. To stay consistent with the mission of 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.

300 English 11                                                        Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 11

The objective of English 11 is 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. This is a required course for third year students in English.

321 Introduction to Literature                             Semester 1               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

A college level introductory class in literature. First semester, Introduction to Literature (109) 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 and post test provided by Crowder.

341 Masterpieces in World Literature              Semester 2               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

Second semester, Masterpieces in World Literature (125), 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.

400 English 12                                                        Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 12

The objective of English 12 is 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. This is a required course for fourth year students in English.

421 English Composition I                                  Semester 1               0.5 Credit                  Grade 12

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

A college level introductory class in composition. This course mirrors Freshman Composition 101 and upon successful completion, earns the student three hours of college credit. Students are expected to follow the university syllabus, which required 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

A college level introductory class in composition. This course mirrors Freshman Composition 102 and upon successful completion, earns the student three hours of college credit. Students are expected to follow the university syllabus, which required 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:

600 Speech                                                              Semester ½             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 Communication                                     Semester ½ 0.5 Credit                  Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

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.

620 Journalism                                                       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. Grades will be based largely on meeting deadlines with assigned work.

MATHEMATICS

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Pre-Algebra Algebra I Geometry Algebra II
Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus
Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus College Algebra
    College Algebra AP Calculus
    AP Calculus ABq AP Statistics
    AP Statistics  

(Placement through math teacher or counselor)

Pre-Algebra continues the study of operations with integers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals. Students will develop problem-solving skills. The concepts of area, percent, ratio, order of operations and the beginning concepts of algebra are introduced. Teacher’s signature is required before advancement to the next level.

100     Algebra I                                                      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.

200     Geometry                                                     Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 9-11

Prerequisite: 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.

300     Algebra II                                                     Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: 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.

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

Prerequisite: Algebra II/Instructor Approval

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.

402     College Algebra                                         Semester 2               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Prerequisites: Algebra II and signature of previous course instructor

Dual Credit Option: 3 hours of early college credit from Crowder College.

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.

501     AP Calculus                                                Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 12

Prerequisite: 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. To stay consistent with the mission of 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.

521     AP Statistics                                               Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 12

Prerequisite: 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. To stay consistent with the mission of 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.

SCIENCE

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Principles of Biomedical Science Human Body Systems Chemistry General Biology
  Chemistry D/C General Biology D/C Anatomy and Physiology
  D/C General Biology D/C Anatomy and Physiology D/C Physical Science
    D/C Physical Science AP Physics

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.

300     Chemistry                                                    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.

 

401     D/C General Biology                                Semester 1-2           0.5 Credit                  Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

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.

421     D/C Anatomy and Physiology               Semester 1               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

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

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.

441     D/C Physical Science                              Semester 2               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

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

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

501     AP Physics                                                 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 fined 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. To stay consistent with the mission of 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.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Even Grad. Years: Even Grad. Years: American Government American Government
United States History United States History  Personal Finance  Personal Finance
AP United States History AP United States History D/C Personal Finance D/C Personal Finance
Odd Grad. Years: Odd Grad. Years: D/C Intro to Sociology D/C Intro to Sociology
World History  World History   D/C General Psychology  D/C General Psychology
AP World History AP World History    

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

This course is a reading and writing intensive course designed to provide students wit 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 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:

220     World History                                             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.

221     AP World History                                      Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 9-10

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

This college-level course is structured around historical thinking skills and key concepts and themes from world history, beginning around 8,000 B.C.E. to the present, and will prepare students to take the AP World History Examination. The course is divided into five major themes: 1) interaction between humans and the environment, 2) development and interaction of culture, 3) state-building, expansion, and conflict, 4) creation, expansion and interaction of economic systems and 5) development and transformation of social structure. To stay consistent with the mission of 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.

300     American Government                            Semester 1/2           0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Note: A passing grade on the 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.

320     Personal Finance                                      Semester 1/2           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. We do hands on projects like buying a car, renting an apartment, opening a checking and savings account and filing income tax forms.

321     D/C Personal Finance                              Semester 1/2           0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

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.

401     D/C Introduction to Sociology              Semester 1               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

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

421     D/C Psychology                                         Semester 2               0.5 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, acceptance at Crowder, teacher approval

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

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Intro to Computer Science Intro to Computer Science Intro to Computer Science Intro to Computer Science
Business Law Business Law Business Law Business Law
Multimedia Multimedia Multimedia Multimedia
  Business Leadership I Business Leadership I Business Leadership I
  Marketing Marketing Marketing
    Business Leadership II  Business Leadership II
    Yearbook Yearbook

300     Intro to Computer Science                     Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 9-12

An interactive introductory course for students brand new to programming that teaches the foundations of computer science using the Python language. Not only will this year-long course prepare students for AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles, but it will teach students how to think computationally and solve complex problems, skills that are important for every student.

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.

340     Business Law                                            Semester 1               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.

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.

380     Multimedia                                                    Semester 2               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 document and presentations across the curriculum. Students will also be introduced to Audacity, Moviemaker, Animation, Prezi, OneDrive, and Outlook.

400     Business Leadership II                             Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: Business Leadership I

A continuation and extension of 320 Business Leadership I.

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.

FINE ARTS

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Painting Painting Painting Painting
3-D Art 3-D Art 3-D Art 3-D Art
Drawing and Printmaking Drawing and Printmaking Drawing and Printmaking Drawing and Printmaking
Ceramics Ceramics Ceramics Ceramics
Show Choir Show Choir Show Choir Show Choir
Theatre I Theatre I Theatre I Theatre I

300     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.

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.

320     Drawing and Printmaking                        Semester 1               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.

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 works on the pottery wheel. Introductory lectures on the history of clay, glazes, wheels, and kilns.

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.

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 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

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Spanish I Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III
Spanish II Spanish II Spanish III AP Spanish Language and Culture
  Spanish III AP Spanish Language and Culture  

100     Spanish I                                                     Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 9-10

The first year introduces the students to basic vocabulary and grammar. This includes the ability to read, write, listen and speak at the beginning level. The course covers present tense verbs as well as stem changing, irregular, and a start on preterit tense verbs. Also covered are major parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and the formation of questions. Cultural concepts are incorporated in the text which are supplemented with reports and lectures. The class requires participation in oral and written exercises, paired and group work. Students will be expected to present a paper and oral presentations (in English) to specific guidelines.

200     Spanish II                                                     Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 9-11

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I

The second year of Spanish begins with a review of grammar and vocabulary. The curriculum introduces increasingly more complex sound and structural patterns, wider vocabulary and more demanding readings, as well as cultural and informational sections. This course includes extended study of irregular and preterit verbs and adds imperfect, future, conditional tenses. The students will increase their ability to read, write, listen and speak Spanish. They will be expected to present several oral presentations in Spanish over various topics. Each presentation is 45-60 seconds. Students will begin translating Bible verses.

301     Spanish III                                                    Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II

The third year of Spanish will reinforce all that was learned in Spanish I & II. New and useful vocabulary will be taught. The imperfect, subjunctive and present progressive, future will be expanded. Commands will be introduced. Chapters about traveling, shopping, illness etc. will be learned. Culture will be explored more extensively. At the end of the year students will use all of their acquired skills to read a novel in Spanish. Students will be expected to give several oral presentations in Spanish of 60-90 seconds and write a research paper (in English) about a current event in the Spanish speaking world.

401     AP Spanish Language and Culture      Year                           1.0 Credit                  Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III and teacher approval

AP Spanish Language and Culture emphasize the mastery of Spanish grammar and communication in skills of reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. There are opportunities to practice.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Health Health Health Physical Education
Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education Strength and Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning Strength and Conditioning Strength and Conditioning  

200     Health                                                        Semester 1/2           0.5 Credit                  Grade 9-11

This course is the study of the human body, its habits and stresses as well as inter-related 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.

220     Physical Education                                   Semester 1/2           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.

240     Strength and Conditioning                      Semester 1/2           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.

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
417-623-1465

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5605

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-9320