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THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY I

Will count towards the graduation requirement for THEOLOGY.                                    
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  9

DESCRIPTION:  Jesus Christ in Scripture (Semester 1). This section of the course provides students with a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ; students will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. The class will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally. Who is Jesus? (Semester 2). An introduction to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.  Students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God, and in learning about who He is, students will also learn who He calls them to be.  (State ID # 9999999; counts as Bright Futures Elective)


THEOLOGY II

Will count towards the graduation requirement for THEOLOGY.                                    
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  10

DESCRIPTION:  The Mission Of Jesus (Semester 1). Students will come to understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ, and learn that for all eternity God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with Him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also delve deeper into what it means to be a disciple of Christ, and what life as a disciple entails.  Jesus’ Mission Through the Church (Semester 2). The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by Him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements and students will learn about the sacred nature of the Church. (State ID # 9999999; counts as Bright Futures Elective)


THEOLOGY III

Will count towards the graduation requirement for THEOLOGY.                                    
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  11

DESCRIPTION: Sacraments as Encounters With Jesus (Semester 1).  This course helps students understand that they can encounter Christ today, in a full and real way, in and through the sacraments and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail, to better understand how they may encounter Christ throughout their adult life. Moral Lives in Jesus (Semester 2). The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students will learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples. (State ID # 9999999; counts as Bright Futures Elective)


THEOLOGY IV

Will count towards the graduation requirement for THEOLOGY.                                    
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  12

DESCRIPTION:  Responding to the Call of Jesus (Semester 1). This course helps students to understand the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. Students will learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course is structured around married life, single life, priestly life, and consecrated life, and students should learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community.  Living as a Disciple in Society (Semester 2).  An introduction to the Church’s social teaching; in this segment, students learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and mission. (State ID # 9999999; counts as Bright Futures Elective)


ENGLISH

ENGLISH I

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  9

DESCRIPTION:  This course acquaints students with various types of literature, such as the short story, novel, drama, poetry, and essay. Instruction in the writing process includes grammar, usage, and library skills, as well as opportunities for listening, viewing, speaking, and creative writing.  A research paper is assigned in the second semester.  (State ID # 1001310; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)


ENGLISH I HONORS

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  9

DESCRIPTION:  Literature study includes reading and analysis of literary genres. Instruction and practice is given in a variety of writing modes, together with college prep vocabulary study, creative writing, and formal and informal speaking experiences. Outside reading and other independent projects are required, and a research paper is assigned in the second semester.  (State ID # 1001320; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)     Prerequisite:  SFCA Honors criteria, HSPT score


ENGLISH II

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  10

DESCRIPTION:  This course focuses on analyzing genres in world literature, with emphasis on the writing process and development of various types of written papers, and the continued development of listening, speaking and reading skills. A research paper is assigned in the second semester. (State ID # 1001340; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)   Prerequisite:  English I


ENGLISH II HONORS

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                       
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  10

DESCRIPTION:  This is an advanced course with strong emphasis on the writing process. College-prep vocabulary and grammar study are included, along with the critical reading of major works of world literature, both in class and independently. The course includes formal and informal speaking opportunities, and study of the research process which involves an independent, documented paper. (State ID # 1001350; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)  Prerequisite:  English I or English I Honors; SFCA Honors criteria


ENGLISH III

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH.                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  11

DESCRIPTION:  This course is based on the chronological study of various genres in American multicultural literature. Writing instruction emphasizes multi-paragraph papers and imaginative writing of various kinds. Vocabulary study and speaking experiences are included. A research paper and individual and group presentations are required. Summer reading is required.  (State ID # 1001370; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)   Prerequisite:  English II or English II Honors


ENGLISH III HONORS

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH.                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  11

DESCRIPTION:  This is an advanced course including various genres in American multicultural literature, with a strong emphasis on writing multi-paragraph papers and imaginative writing. College prepatory vocabulary study and speaking experiences are incorporated in the course as in an in-depth research paper, which proceeds through stages.  Individual and group presentations are required. Summer reading is mandatory.  (State ID # 1001380; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)   Prerequisite:  English II or English II Honors; SFCA Honors criteria


AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level:  11

DESCRIPTION:   The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods. (State ID # 1001420; counts towards Bright Futures English Requirement)   Prerequisites:  English I/II Honors, SFCA AP criteria


ENGLISH IV

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                       
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level: 12

DESCRIPTION:   Students will study representative examples of British and world literature in various genres. The course includes writing for college and vocational experience, SAT-prep vocabulary study, and a required documented paper. Outside reading, individual and group presentations and imaginative writing are included. Summer reading is required. (State ID # 1001400; counts toward Bright Futures English Requirement)      Prerequisite:  English III


ENGLISH IV HONORS

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                       
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level: 12

DESCRIPTION:   This is an advanced course in which students study representative examples of British and world literature in various genres. Intensive writing for college and vocational experience is included as is college level vocabulary study.  A documented paper, outside reading, individual and group presentations and imaginative writing are required. Summer reading is mandatory. (State ID # 1001410; counts toward Bright Futures English Requirement) Prerequisite:  English III or English III Honors; SFCA Honors criteria


AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

Will count towards the graduation requirement for ENGLISH                                      
Credit: 1.0
Grade Level: 12

DESCRIPTION:   The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.  (State ID # 1001430; counts toward Bright Futures English Requirement) Prerequisites:  AP English Language, SFCA AP criteria


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