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COURSE TITLE (590) Virtual High School (Year)
LEVEL Regular, Honors, Accelerated, AP
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The VHS Collaborative Course Catalog is available at http://thevhscollaborative.org. Working in the Virtual High School environment demands good time management skills. Students participate in group discussion, engage in group projects, complete papers, and communicate with their teachers and peers located around the world via the internet. Students should take time to visit the Virtual High School website and look through the Course Catalog. An additional fee, aside from the standard VHS fee, applies when selecting lab science, Advanced Placement or some other courses. Select three (3) options and then email Mrs. Andrews. The email of 100 words should indicate why the student is interested in taking online courses, which courses he/she is interested in taking and why. This step will begin the application process. Mrs. Andrews will contact you with further information. Parents & students can send questions to Mrs. Andrews at nandrews@unioncatholic.org. A non-refundable fee charged at the August Book Sale applies to all virtual high school courses.
PREREQUISITE A desire to experience the online course environment, good time management skills, and a good academic record.



COURSE TITLE (591) Virtual High School (Sem. 1)
LEVEL Regular, Honors, Accelerated, AP
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The VHS Collaborative Course Catalog is available at http://thevhscollaborative.org. Working in the Virtual High School environment demands good time management skills. Students participate in group discussion, engage in group projects, complete papers, and communicate with their teachers and peers located around the world via the internet. Students should take time to visit the Virtual High School website and look through the Course Catalog. An additional fee, aside from the standard VHS fee, applies when selecting lab science, Advanced Placement or some other courses. Select three (3) options and then email Mrs. Andrews. The email of 100 words should indicate why the student is interested in taking online courses, which courses he/she is interested in taking and why. This step will begin the application process. Mrs. Andrews will contact you with further information. Parents & students can send questions to Mrs. Andrews at nandrews@unioncatholic.org. A non-refundable fee charged at the August Book Sale applies to all virtual high school courses.
PREREQUISITE A desire to experience the online course environment, good time management skills, and a good academic record.



COURSE TITLE (592) Virtual High School (Sem. 2)
LEVEL Regular, Honors, Accelerated, AP
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The VHS Collaborative Course Catalog is available at http://thevhscollaborative.org. Working in the Virtual High School environment demands good time management skills. Students participate in group discussion, engage in group projects, complete papers, and communicate with their teachers and peers located around the world via the internet. Students should take time to visit the Virtual High School website and look through the Course Catalog. An additional fee, aside from the standard VHS fee, applies when selecting lab science, Advanced Placement or some other courses. Select three (3) options and then email Mrs. Andrews. The email of 100 words should indicate why the student is interested in taking online courses, which courses he/she is interested in taking and why. This step will begin the application process. Mrs. Andrews will contact you with further information. Parents & students can send questions to Mrs. Andrews at nandrews@unioncatholic.org. A non-refundable fee charged at the August Book Sale applies to all virtual high school courses.
PREREQUISITE A desire to experience the online course environment, good time management skills, and a good academic record.



COURSE TITLE (900) Intro to Visual Arts (Sem 1)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 9, 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a one semester introductory art elective. The focus is on studying the elements (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space) and principles (balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity). Students will learn how to use these fundamental design concepts to express their own unique perspective. Studio opportunities will allow students to become increasingly fluent in this universal visual language. Students will publish artwork to an online art gallery, Artsonia, and learn to prepare and exhibit artwork in our spring art show.
PREREQUISITE None



COURSE TITLE (901) Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 2)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 9, 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a one semester introductory art elective, which will give students a complete understanding of color theory and drawing. Students will learn how to use these fundamental design concepts to express their own unique perspective. Studio opportunities will allow students to become increasingly fluent in this universal visual language. Students will publish artwork to an online art gallery, Artsonia, and learn to prepare and exhibit artwork in our spring art show.
PREREQUISITE None. Note: This course may be taken before taking Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 1).



COURSE TITLE (902) Visual Arts (Sem. 1)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this one semester art elective, students will experiment with a variety of two-dimensional media such as drawing, paint, print, oil pastel, and mixed media. Three-dimensional media may also be explored. Students will apply and expand on the basic skills learned in Intro to Visual Art (Sem. 1) and (Sem. 2), communicating new ideas and concepts through effective use of design elements and principles. Students will learn how to solve creative problems, while developing a greater appreciation of the visual arts. Students will publish artwork to an online art gallery, Artsonia, and prepare and exhibit artwork at our spring art show.
PREREQUISITE Successful completion of Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 1) AND Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 2).



COURSE TITLE (903) Visual Arts (Sem. 2)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this one semester art elective, students will experiment with a variety of two-dimensional media such as drawing, paint, print, oil pastel, and mixed media. Three-dimensional media may also be explored. Students will apply and expand on the basic skills learned in Intro to Visual Art (Sem. 1) and (Sem. 2), communicating new ideas and concepts through effective use of design elements and principles. Students will learn how to solve creative problems, while developing a greater appreciation of the visual arts. Students will publish artwork to an online art gallery, Artsonia, and prepare and exhibit artwork at our spring art show.
PREREQUISITE Successful completion of Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 1) AND Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 2). Note: Visual Arts (Sem. 1) is NOT a prerequisite.



COURSE TITLE (913) Graphic Design
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this full year elective students will learn to apply basic design principles to solve graphic design problems. Using industry standard software and related programs, students develop the ability and confidence to determine appropriate and successful designs. Primary focus will be on print media such as brochures, packaging, promotional materials, logo creation, and corporate identity materials.
PREREQUISITE Successful completion, with B average or better, of Intro to Visual Arts (Sem. 1 and Sem. 2) AND one semester of Visual Arts I.



COURSE TITLE (915) Studio Art H
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This elective is designed for advanced art students who are self-motivated and seeking to push the boundaries of their creativity. The purpose of this course is to give serious art students the opportunity to independently prepare and arrange pieces of finished artwork with focus on quality, in-depth exploration of a theme, and/or approach. The course will require students to play a large role in setting the educational goals necessary for their continued growth in the visual arts field. Student and teacher will work closely on reviewing these individual goals and collaborating on an action plan.
PREREQUISITE Successful completion, with B average or better, of Introduction to Visual Arts (Sem. 1 and Sem. 2) and Visual Art 1 (Sem. 1 and Sem 2.) OR Approval from Learning Area Administrator, Mrs. Dellanno.



COURSE TITLE (920) AP Art History
LEVEL Advanced Placement
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This AP course in Art History is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present are examined and students will learn to look at art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to analyze what they see. Students will become increasingly skillful in research and writing on a number of art history topics, as they grow to appreciate the development of trends, movements, and events in art and understand how they reflected and affected the time in which they occurred. This course is intended to provide the same benefits to high school students as those provided by an introductory college course in art history. NOTE: This AP course has a required summer assignment. Students are expected to complete their summer assignment before the course begins and submit their work on the first full day of school in September. All students must take the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the course. A non-refundable fee of approximately $70 will be charged at the book sale for this exam.
PREREQUISITE Completion of English 2 Honors with a minimum grade of a B+ OR completion of English 2 Accelerated with a minimum grade of a B OR completion of Studio Art Honors with an A.



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