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COURSE TITLE (580) 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 (581) 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 (582) 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 (692) UCTV
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This full year course encompasses the production and execution of morning television and presentations. Students will meet for both class and homeroom. Enrollment is limited.
PREREQUISITE Application and interview with Mr. McCabe.



COURSE TITLE (695) TAP: Technology Assistance Program
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course will provide students the opportunity to put their technology skills into practice. Students will meet as a class once weekly to learn classroom technology applications, basics of school selected software, and teaching/mentoring strategies. Three times weekly students will have hands-on lab experience as they work as Technology Assistants, aiding students and faculty with laptop maintenance, software assistance, in-class technology lessons, and technology based activities throughout the school.
PREREQUISITE Completion of application and demonstrated technology capability. See Ms. Piasecki for more information.



COURSE TITLE (866) Cisco-Internet of Everything Sem. 1
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 9, 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Cisco Networking Academy® Introduction to the Internet of Everything course provides an overview of the concepts and challenges of the transformational IoE economy. The course discusses the Internet and its evolution to the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things that forms the Internet of Everything. The course introduces the concept of a network foundation connecting billions of things and trillions of gigabytes of data to enhance our decision making. Course modules describe how IOE drives the convergence between an organization’s operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems, and the business processes for evaluating a problem and implementing an IoE solution. Machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-to-people (M2P), and people- to-people (P2P) connections in an IoE solution are also covered.
PREREQUISITE None.



COURSE TITLE (870) Intro to Programming (Sem. 2)
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 9, 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 2.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a one-semester course covering an introduction to computer programming through the Python language. The class is heavily based on daily / weekly assignments that involve writing programs and learning Python functions. Python is an excellent language to learn programming and is used by companies such as Google and NASA. Some topics to be covered include: variables, loops, logic, arrays and strings.
PREREQUISITE Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1.



COURSE TITLE (873) CISCO R&S Intro to Networking
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is the first course of a two course series. It is designed to prepare students for Cisco Routing and Switching and to successfully pass this portion of the CCNA test. This course will provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, cabling, cabling tools, router programming, IP addressing and subnet masking, as well as instruction and training in proper care and maintenance of networking equipment. A course fee of $45 will be charged at the book sale.
PREREQUISITE Successful completion of Geometry Honors or Geometry Accelerated OR completion of intro to Programming with a minimum grade of B+.



COURSE TITLE (877) Cisco R&S Routing&Switching Ess
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
CCNA Routing and Switching provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application and workforce readiness. A course fee of $45 will be charged at the book sale.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Cisco R&S Intro to Networking.



COURSE TITLE (969) Digital Journalism
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students will learn the basics of broadcasting and journalism, including event coverage, news reporting, conducting interviews and working with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. A major focus of the course will be preparing to work Livestream events. Opportunities include working as a play-by-play commentator, analyst, show host, and board operator. Project management, collaboration, research, and communication will be emphasized. Several guest speakers in the broadcast and journalism industries visit the class, and field trips are taken to major broadcast networks.
PREREQUISITE Class size is limited, please see Mr. Araneo in Room 223 for an application or email Mr. Araneo at faraneo@unioncatholic.org to request one.



COURSE TITLE (970) Digital Journalism 2
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students will expand upon their first year of broadcasting skills as they assume leadership roles during the second year.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Digital Journalism with a B+ or better.



COURSE TITLE (971) Digital Film 1
LEVEL Regular
GRADE(S) 10, 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students will learn the basics of filmmaking in the digital format, including script writing, staging, filming, and editing. Students will also view short and feature length films for purposes of appreciation and reference.
PREREQUISITE Class size is limited, please see Mr. McCabe in Room 111 for an application or email Mr. McCabe at mmccabe@unioncatholic.org to request one.



COURSE TITLE (973) Digital Film 2
LEVEL Honors
GRADE(S) 11, 12
CREDITS 5.0
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students will expand upon their first year of filmmaking focusing on projects for other departments in the school. Students will complete portfolio projects.
PREREQUISITE Completion of Digital Film 1 with a B or better



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