• Agriculture

     

    Agriscience Foundations 1*    

    8106810  |  Grades 09 - 11

    This science course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of agricultural history and the global impact of agriculture; career opportunities; introduction to plant and animal sciences; environmental principles; agriscience safety; principles of leadership; and agribusiness, employability, and human relations skills in agriscience. Laboratory- based activities are an integral part of this course. This course is a prerequisite for all other agricultural courses unless otherwise stated. Industry Certifications will be offered in this course. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled.

    Prerequisite: Placement is based on academic history and test scores.


    Agritechnology 1    

    8106820  | Grades 09 - 12

    This course follows Agriscience Foundations. Content includes but is not limited to: Advanced Animal Science such as prevention and animal health, livestock anatomy, animal reproduction, animal rights and welfare; plant and crop production such as plant identification, pest management, and methods of propagation; agricultural safety; advanced leadership; career exploration; record keeping and employability skills. Indoor and outdoor activities and instruction are a part of this course. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled. Industry Certifications will be offered in this course.

    Prerequisite: Agriscience Foundations 1


    Agritechnology 2    

    8106830  |  Grades 10 - 12

    This course is designed to complete the Agritechnology curriculum, making the student a “program completer” for scholarship opportunities. Topics include advanced focus on animal production procedures; plant sciences; environmental conservation practices, agricultural construction and engineering; and agribusiness. Instruction will take place both inside the classroom and in the outside land lab with use of power tools and large equipment. Industry Certifications will be offered in this course. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled.

    Prerequisite: Passed Agritechnology 1.


    Introductory Horticulture 2*

    8121510  |  Grades 10 - 12

    This course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of career opportunities; global importance of agriculture; plant classification; propagation; growing media; nutritional needs; fertilization; irrigation; pest identification; pest control, pruning; plant installation; transplanting; safe hand-tool use; and employability skills. 

    Prerequisite: Completion of Agriscience Foundations 1 with a C or better.


    Horticulture Science 3*

    8121520  |  Grades 10 - 12

    This course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of industry regulations; plant classification; plant transportation; soil sampling and analysis; fertilizer calculations; recording keeping; irrigation components, water quality; drainage; integrated pest management; pesticide safety and regulations; equipment calibration; chemical growth regulators; xeriscaping; integrated landscape management; safe use of power equipment; record keeping; and employability skills. Students will be tested in the Florida Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) exam and industry ready when completing this class. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled.

    Prerequisites: Passed Introductory Horticulture 2 with a C or above.


    Horticulture Science and Services 4

    8121610  |  Grades 11 - 12

    This course is designed to further develop competencies in the areas of plant identification and classification; growing media; irrigation system set up; and maintaining and analyzing records including production costs. Students will also complete the Florida Horticulture Professional Certification (FCHP) to become industry certified within this course. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled.

    Prerequisites: Passed Introductory Horticulture 3 with a C.


    Animal Science and Services 2

    8106210  |  Grades 10 - 12

    For students who simply love animals or who are interested in a career in animal science or veterinary medicine. Content will include the history of animal domestication, animal health and welfare, animal genetics and reproduction, showing and marketing livestock, and FFA leadership development through Supervised Agricultural Experiences and Career Development Events. Learn to apply principles of animal husbandry to ensure proper growth, development, and economic production of livestock. Outside laboratories and handling animals will include approximately 30% of the course. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled. 

    Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrently enrolled in Agritechnology 2, or teacher recommendation.


    Animal Science and Services 3

    8106220  |  Grades 11 - 12

     This course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of animal digestive systems; animal breeding; preventive medicine and disease control; control of parasites; animal marketing; and analyzing records. A heavy emphasis will be placed on exhibiting livestock and poultry. State and National FFA membership is provided for every student enrolled. 

    Prerequisite: Animal Science and Services 2


    Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Cooperative Education OJT

    8100410  |  Grades 11 - 12

    The purpose of this course is to provide the on-the-job training component when the cooperative method of instruction is appropriate. Whenever the cooperative method is offered, the following is required for each student: a training agreement; a training plan signed by the student, teacher and employer, including instructional objectives; a list of on-the-job and in-school learning experiences; a workstation which reflects equipment, skills and tasks which are relevant to the occupation which the student has chosen as a career goal; and a site supervisor with a working knowledge of the selected occupation. The student must be compensated for work performed. The teacher/coordinator must meet with the site supervisor a minimum of once during each grading period for the purpose of evaluating the student’s progress in attaining the competencies listed in the training plan. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Cooperative Education - OJT may be taken by a student for one or more semesters. A student may earn multiple credits in this course. 

    Prerequisites: Student must be an agriscience program completer or currently enrolled in an agriscience course. Student must complete this application and be accepted into the program. 



    Art

     

    Commercial Art Technology 1

    8718010  |  Grades 09 - 12

    This is an introductory digital art course designed to prepare students for careers as commercial artists in the fields of illustration, digital design, and related fields. Students will learn about the elements of art and design, as well as, how to draw, how to arrange compositions, and how to use various traditional media along with digital applications. Students will explore processes, skills, and techniques related to the careers of illustration, concept development, fashion design, and graphic design. This class will include Adobe Illustrator and or Adobe Photoshop certification course. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator offer students the ability to digitally create, enhance, or otherwise edit images, artwork, and illustrations used in the commercial art field.


    Commercial Art Technology 2

    8718020  |  Grades 10 - 12

    This course is designed to provide instruction in Adobe Photoshop in relation to commercial art fields. Students will create product labels and packaging, business cards, clothing and textile designs, logo designs, advertising designs, and magazine illustrations. Students will also learn about typography and print design. This course is designed to teach students to meet the needs of the professional world and create marketable products. This course will prepare students for the technology demands within the commercial art industry. This program will give you the tools and experience to pass the Adobe Photoshop Certification Exam. (Certified Associate in Adobe Photoshop)

    Prerequisite: Commercial Art Technology 1.


    Commercial Art Technology 3

    8718030  |  Grades 11 - 12

    This is an intermediate course which builds upon the skills, techniques, and processes taught in Commercial Art 1 and 2. Students will learn how to draw in one- and two-point perspective and draw human and animal anatomy. Students will create comic book illustrations, children’s book illustrations, character designs, environment designs, and creature designs. This course has a focus on preparing students for the skills required in illustration, concept development and animation fields. This program will give you the tools and experience to pass the Adobe Illustrator Certification Exam. (Certified Associate in Adobe Illustrator)

    Prerequisite: Commercial Art Technology 2.


    Commercial Art Technology 4

    8718040  |  Grades 12

    This is an advanced course which builds upon the skills, techniques, and processes taught in Commercial Art 1, 2, & 3. This course has a focus on preparing students for the skills required in illustration, concept development and animation fields. Students will begin to develop a portfolio of commercial artwork.

    Prerequisite: Commercial Art Technology 3.


    Honors Drawing (Portfolio)*

    0104360  |  Grades 10 - 12

    Students demonstrate proficiency in the conceptual development of content in drawing to create self-directed or collaborative 2-D artwork suitable for inclusion in a portfolio. Students produce works that show evidence of developing craftsmanship and quality in the composition. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers. Through a focused investigation of traditional techniques, historical and cultural models, and individual expressive goals, students begin to develop a personal art style. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation


    AP 2-D Art and Design*    

    0109350  |  Grades 11 - 12

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies - with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both - while still in high school. Students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate inquiry through art and design development of materials, processes, and ideas over the course of a year. Portfolios include works of art and design, process documentation, and written information about the work presented. In May, students submit portfolios for evaluation based on specific criteria, which include skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas and sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions. Students can work with any materials, processes, and ideas. Graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, illustration, painting, and printmaking are among the possibilities for submission. Still images for videos or film are accepted. Composite images may be submitted.

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and see Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    AP Art History*    

    0100300  |  Grades 11 - 12

    The Advanced Placement Art History course allows students to foster a greater understanding of the arts by examining traditions and cultures from around the world, including the following modes: architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms in diverse historical contexts. Students will analyze works ranging from the prehistoric period to the present day through observation, discussion, reading, and research. Students in this course are expected to examine works critically, with intelligence, maturity, and sensitivity, to analyze diverse cultures, artifacts, and visual expressions effectively. Exemplary attendance – an average of less than 5 absences per semester is crucial to success in AP Art History, due to the visual nature of the class. Students enrolling in the class must also possess solid writing, reading, and research skills. All students in AP Art History are expected to take the national examination in May. Students who pass the national AP examination are able to earn college credit.

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and see Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.



    Automotive

     


    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1*

    9504110  |  Grades 09 - 10

    The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 course prepares students for entry into Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2.  Students explore the career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, basic engine fundamentals, and basic technician skills.


    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2*

    9504120  |  Grade 10 - 11

    The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2 course prepares students for entry into Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3.  Students study automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, instrument cluster, driver information, and body electrical systems. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills.

    Prerequisite: Automotive 1 and teacher recommendation.


    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3*

    9504130  |  Grade 11 - 12

    The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3 course prepares students for entry into Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 4. Students study and service suspension, steering, and brake systems. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills.

    Prerequisite: Automotive 2 and teacher recommendation.


    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 4*

    9504140  |  Grade 11 - 12

    The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 4 prepares students for entry into the automotive workforce or into post-secondary training. Student’s study and service automotive HVAC systems, engine performance systems, automatic and manual transmission/ transaxle systems, as well as practice workplace soft skills.

    Prerequisite: Automotive 3 and teacher recommendation.


     

    Business

     

    Marketing Essentials    

    8827110  |  Grades 09 - 12

    Marketing Essentials provides an overview of the fundamentals of the marketing/business word. The course will provide instruction in areas such as basic marketing concepts, retailing and wholesaling functions, selling techniques, promotions, and product development. Students will be taught many business skills including dressing professionally, delivering marketing presentations effectively, and collaborating with others to solve problems faced by real businesses.  Students will have the opportunity to join the marketing education club (DECA) which allows students access to field trips to observe local businesses and how topics taught in class apply to the real world. DECA students will also compete in the regional, state, and national competitions.  Industry certification will be available for students in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB). This class fulfills the practical arts graduation requirement.


    Marketing: Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment Applications

    8827420  |  Grades 09 - 12

    This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of sport, recreation, and entertainment marketing in a free enterprise society and provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for employment in a wide variety of sport, recreation, and entertainment marketing occupations. Industry certification testing will be available for students. This class fulfills the practical arts graduation requirement.

    Prerequisite: Digital Information Technology or Marketing Essentials


    Marketing: Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment Management*

    8827430  |  Grades 10 - 12

    This course provides instruction for career-sustaining level employment in the sport, recreation and entertainment marketing and sales industry. The content includes applied skills related to the sport, recreation and entertainment marketing functions and industries, including employment skills required for success in sport, recreation and entertainment and career planning as related to the sport, recreation and entertainment industry.

    Prerequisite: Marketing: Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment Applications


    Diversified Career Technology Principles

    8303010  |  Grades 11 - 12

    This course is designed to enable each student to demonstrate employability skills; environmental, health, and safety skills; professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities; financial skills; leadership skills; communication skills; human resources and labor skills; America’s economic principles; entrepreneurship principles; relate planning methods to life and career goals; and use of industry/technology principles in the workplace. Industry certification testing will be available for students.

    Prerequisite: Completed application and acceptance into OJT PROGRAM. 


    Diversified Career Technology Applications

    8303020  |  Grade 12

    This course is designed to enable each student to apply environmental, health, and safety skills; professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities; financial management skills; leadership skills; social, legal, and economic aspects of employment; international economic principles; components of a business plan; decision-making skills to life and career goals; technical skills; and the functions of management. Industry certification testing will be available for students.

    Prerequisite: Diversified Career Technology Principles, completed application, and acceptance into the OJT program.


    Diversified Career Technology (On the Job Training)

    8300410  |  Grades 11-12

    The purpose of this course is to provide the on-the-job training component when the cooperative method of instruction is appropriate. Whenever the cooperative method is offered, the following is required for each student: a training agreement; a training plan signed by the student, teacher and employer, including instructional objectives; a list of on-the-job and in-school learning experiences; a workstation which reflects equipment, skills and tasks which are relevant to the occupation which the student has chosen as a career goal; and a site supervisor with a working knowledge of the selected occupation. The student must be compensated for work performed. Students must also be enrolled in either Diversified Career Technology Principles or Diversified Career Technology Applications course.

    Prerequisite: Completed application, and acceptance into the OJT program.


    AP Computer Science Principles*

    0200335  |  Grades 09 - 12

    The AP Computer Science course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem-solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem-solving and design. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale small, simple problems to large complex problems.

    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


     

    Communications & Media

     


    Journalism 5/6/7 (School Newsletter)*

    1006331/32/33  |  Grades 09 - 12

    The purpose of this course is to perform advanced skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to develop advanced knowledge of journalism history, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: Demonstrating advanced skills in telling stories and packaging them across the platforms/mediums of print, multimedia, online, and broadcast/radio; demonstrating advanced skills in layout design, organization/management skills, and use of technology for the successful production of journalistic media; using writing strategies to craft various forms of journalistic writing, including news writing, feature writing, sports writing, and editorial writing expressing ideas with maturity and complexity appropriate to writer, audience, purpose, and context; using advanced research skills and networking formats; demonstrating awareness of the history of journalism and changes in the responsible and ethical use of information, including the use of print and non-print photojournalism; and demonstrating awareness of the changing careers within the multiple formats of 21st century journalism.

    Prerequisite: Students must complete this application and be accepted into the program. Also, See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


     

    Digital Photography 1

    8201310  |  Grades 09 - 11

    Students explore the aesthetic foundations of art making using beginning photography techniques. This course may include, but is not limited to, color and/or black and white photography via digital media and/or traditional photography. Students become familiar with the basic mechanics of a camera, including lens and shutter operation, compositional foundations, printing an image for display, and evaluating a successful print. Student photographers may use a variety of media and materials, such as 35mm black and white film, single lens reflex camera, digital camera, darkroom, computer application, filters, various papers, digital output, photo gram, Cyanotypes, Sabattier effect, and pinhole photography. Craftsmanship and quality are reflected in the surface of the prints and the care of the materials. Photographers use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.


    Digital Photography 2

    8201320  |  Grades 10 - 12

    Students continue to build a foundation of knowledge and skills through hands-on experience operating professional digital camera equipment in the field and as described in Digital Photography 1. New learning opportunities include the ability to specialize in specific areas of interest with regard to preproduction, production, and post-production. The students will further develop skills in production planning, creative direction, and computer skills. With the skills learned, students will have the opportunity to become Adobe InDesign Certified.

    Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1


    Digital Photography 3

    8201330  |  Grades: 11 - 12

    This course continues the development and training of industry standard skills in Adobe. Industry certification testing will be available for students. Students will experiment with a variety of photographic media and techniques to develop a focused body of work. This course may include but is not limited to making connections to contemporary and community photographers, critiquing with varied techniques, and experimenting with a variety of photographic media. Photographers use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. Students will need to purchase an SD card. This course qualifies for a fine arts credit for high school graduation.

    Prerequisite: Digital Photography 2 and teacher recommendation.


     

    TV Production Tech 1

    8201510  |  Grades 09 - 11

    Students will be introduced to the field of video production and no prior video experience is required. This curriculum is designed to train students for a career in, or entry into, a collegiate program involving the television and film production industries. Film, Video, and Multimedia terminology, technique, and theory will be discussed. State-of-the-art video equipment is used by the students in this class. Students will learn to operate professional video cameras and field equipment for productions outside the classroom, and professional studio cameras, audio equipment, special effect generators, and character generators for use in the fully outfitted studio. With parental permission, equipment may be checked out and used for on-location shoots. Students learn post-production skills on cutting edge non-linear editing equipment and finalize their projects to build a portfolio. With the skills learned, students will have the opportunity to become Adobe Premiere Pro Certified.


    TV Production Tech 2

    8201520  |  Grades 10 - 12

    Students continue to build a foundation of knowledge and skills through hands-on experience operating professional television production equipment in the field and studio as described in Television Production 1. New learning opportunities include the ability to specialize in any of several dozen areas of interest with regard to preproduction, production, and post-production. They will function as media producers by creating original productions developed and marketed toward target audiences. With the skills learned, students will have the opportunity to become Adobe Premiere Pro Certified & After Effects Certified.

    Prerequisite: TV Production Tech 1 and teacher approval required.


    TV Production Tech 3*

    8201530  |  Grades 11-12

    This course builds upon knowledge and skills from Television Production 1 and 2. Students will demonstrate mastery of media production knowledge and skills. They will create original productions, assemble a professional digital portfolio, and investigate the dynamic media production industry and identify opportunities for real-world experiences (e.g., internships, job shadowing). Students will research post-secondary opportunities and formulate strategies for both college and career success. With the skills learned students will have the opportunity to become Adobe Premiere Pro Certified & After Effects Certified.

    Prerequisite: TV Production Tech 2 and teacher approval required.


    TV Production Tech 4*

    8201540  |  Grade 12

    This course uses all the knowledge and skills from Television Production 1, 2 & 3. Projects may be produced for competitions, clients and community partners. Students are also given the opportunity to produce independent projects, such as original short films or documentaries. These projects teach students the media production business while helping them to build professional portfolios that will set them apart from their peers. This advantage leads to awards, internships, scholarships, and successful higher education and career paths. With the skills learned, students will have the opportunity to become Adobe Premiere Pro Certified & After Effects Certified.

    Prerequisite: TV Production Tech 3 and teacher approval required.


     
    Digital Design 1 (Yearbook)*

    8209510  |  Grades 09 - 12

    This course is designed to develop basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, measurement activities; and digital imaging, as well as communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking; and problem-solving. Students will be responsible for creating a theme, designing, marketing, photographing, writing, planning, and finalizing all aspects of the PCHS yearbook. They will learn how to use digital programs to create the yearbook. They will also learn about photography and composition during this course. Students will develop intermediate skills in the production of print and electronic media.

    Prerequisite: Students must complete this application and be accepted into the program.


    Digital Design 2 (Yearbook)*

    8209520  |  Grades 10 - 12

    This course continues the development of intermediate skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; and digital imaging, as well as communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking; and problem-solving. Students will be responsible for creating a theme, designing, marketing, photographing, writing, planning, and finalizing all aspects of the PCHS yearbook. They will learn how to use digital programs to create the yearbook. They will also learn about photography and composition during this course. Students will develop intermediate skills in the production of print and electronic media.

    Prerequisite: Students must complete this application and be accepted into the program.


    Digital Design 3 (Yearbook)*

    8209530  |  Grades 11 - 12

    This course continues the development of advanced skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; and digital imaging, as well as communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking; and problem-solving. Students will be responsible for creating a theme, designing, marketing, photographing, writing, planning, and finalizing all aspects of the PCHS yearbook. Students in this course will serve as student leaders and be selected for yearbook positions, such as editors.

    Prerequisite: Students must complete this application and be accepted into the program.


    Digital Design 4 (Yearbook)*

    8209540  |  Grade 12

    This course continues the development of advanced skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; and digital imaging, as well as communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking; and problem-solving. Students will be responsible for creating a theme, designing, marketing, photographing, writing, planning, and finalizing all aspects of the PCHS yearbook. Students in this course will serve as student leaders and be selected for yearbook positions, such as editors.

    Prerequisite: Students must complete this application and be accepted into the program.

  • *Indicates a weighted course.