Advising & Registration Information

Academic Services

Advising & Registration Day Schedule

Monday, January 13

  • 9 a.m. - Required Advising Meeting in Treen
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Meeting with Advisors
  • 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Scheduling for Seniors in the Gym
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Scheduling for Juniors and Sophomores in the Gym

Spring schedules will not be printed this semester. However, you will have access to PowerSchool starting Friday evening. Please note: There may be changes to the master schedule between now and Monday. Any changes made will be reflected on PowerSchool and the Spring 2014 Master Schedule Google doc.

Can't remember your PowerSchool password?

Contact Mrs. Pam Moore or Ms. Ro Myers asap!


Special Mentions

Arts

Dress Code for Dance Classes

If you are planning on taking a dance class, don't forget to have the appropriate dance code items:

Modern

Form-fitting clothes that you can move freely in i.e. capris, spandex shorts (so your underwear doesn't show when stretching) jazz pants, tank tops, fitted tshirts. No shoes are required.


Jazz

Form-fitting clothes that you can move freely in i.e. jazz pants, capris, tank tops, yoga pants. Jazz shoes are required, and black slip on is preferred. If you already own another color, that is okay. Split-sole is preferred.


Ballet

Ladies, a solid color leotard and pink or black tights are required. If additional support is needed, please keep the bra style minimal and not distracting ie no neon sports bras, etc. Pink ballet shoes are required. Either leather or canvas is acceptable, preferably split sole.


Men, a white form fitting t-shirt, black men’s tights, black bike shorts, or black jazz pants are required. A dance belt is required. Shoes, black or white ballet shoes are required. Either leather or canvas is acceptable, preferably split sole. If wearing white shoes, you must wear white socks with them over your black tights.


For more information, please contact Mrs. Audra Allen.

Stage Movement

Instructor: Mr. Jeff Thomakos

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

A course designed to train the student how to use the body on stage. Techniques involving the application of stage movement to music, combat, character work, mask work. Additionally, period dance, etiquette, and deportment may be covered. This course meets both Arts and PE requirements. To enroll in the PE course, see Physical Performance.

Voice Class I

Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Benner

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.


This class is designed for the student who has minimal or no musical skills and no previous experience with private vocal study. Students will learn basic vocal technique and musicianship including producing a safe, healthy and correct vocal sound, breath support, tonal placement, diction, and stage presence. If necessary, this course may also include basic musicianship skills such as note identification, counting, and learning to play a melody line on the piano. Students in this class will be required to sing both with the group and as a soloist in front of the class.

Humanities

Constitutional Development

Instructor: Dr. James Findley

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


This course is designed to introduce the student to the United States Constitution. Emphasis will be placed on its origin as an idea and as fundamental law. The course will examine the development of government and the rights of its citizens.

History of Literary Criticism

Instructor: Dr. Bradley Bankston

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


This is not a course in practical, applied criticism; it is a course that aims to ground students in the history of literary criticism and theory. Studying a broad range of philosophers and critics will help students contextualize and understand literary criticism and will provide them with a good starting point for future engagement with contemporary critical theory. What we call “criticism” has such a rich and complex history in itself that it is worth studying for its own sake, though of course our ultimate goal in studying it is to return with fresh insights to the literature we find most worthwhile.

Legal History: Juvenile Delinquency

Instructor: Dr. Joann Ross

Online


This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and basic principles of juvenile delinquency. The course will examine the nature and extent of delinquency, theories or explanations of the causes of delinquency, and how the juvenile justice system attempts to control and prevent delinquency. By the end of the semester, students will be able to: recognize the basic terminology used in the juvenile justice system; explain the similarities and differences between the juvenile justice system and the adult justice system; identify the major theories that attempt to explain delinquent behavior; apply different theoretical perspectives to real and fictional scenarios; and, understand, analyze, and interpret literature on delinquency.

Mental Illness & the Media

Instructor: Ms. Emily Shumate

Mondays from 4 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. & Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.


This course will introduce students to topics in abnormal psychology. Students will explore theories and research concerning psychopathology as well as the portrayal of mental illness in television, literature, and film. Prerequisite: SS144 and consent of instructor.

Studies in Folklore

Instructor: Dr. Jocelyn Donlon

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. or
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Folklore is the study of everyday life, focusing on what people say (folk narratives), what they do (folk traditions) and what they make (material culture). In this course, students read myths and legends, study personal narratives, investigate campus traditions, analyze material culture, and identify family folklore. The class emphasizes the connections between individual, family, and community in order for students to gain a sense of personal enrichment. In addition to writing two papers, keeping a journal, and taking two exams, students work together on a group project to research local folklore and present their findings to the class.

Math & Computer Science

Linear Algebra

Instructor: Mr. Brad Burkman

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


This course is a study of matrices, linear equations, dot products, cross products, geometrical proofs using vectors, determinants, n-dimensional space, vector spaces, subspaces, linear transformations, inner product spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, and applications. Prerequisite: Calculus I (A or B recommended or consent of instructor).

Want to double up in math?

Contact Mr. Mike McGrath for permission.


Intro to Programming with Alice

Instructor: Mr. David Zolzer

Mondays & Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


This course provides an introduction to computer programming for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include simple data types, control structures; an introduction to array and string data structures and algorithms, recursion; event driven-programming; multimedia and simple animation; basic software development and modularity.

Science

Astronomy/Lab

Instructor: Dr. Scott Atkins

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.


This course is designed for students who are interested in Physics but want to approach it from an astronomical perspective. Other topics include the history of astronomy, celestial coordinates, the moon, planets, stellar evolution, and the chemical processes of star formation. Through the laboratory component of this course, students will learn basic observational techniques. Students completing this course are automatically eligible to take the Observational Astronomy and Astrophotography course. Co-requisite: Trigonometry.

Introduction to Chemistry

Instructor: Dr. Mark Ward

TBD


This quarter unit course is designed for sophomore and junior students who want to be better prepared to take CH101L/CH111L and CH201L/CH211L. The course will review and expand math-based problem solving skills that are important in chemistry. Students will learn how to write chemistry laboratory reports and be introduced to some fundamental chemistry topics.

PE

Physical Performance

Instructor: Mr. Jeff Thomakos

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.


The student will learn a variety of physical performance styles including simulated hand-to-hand combat, pantomime, and bodily expression. Additionally, period dance, etiquette, and deportment may be covered. This course meets both Arts and PE requirements. To enroll in the Arts course, see Stage Movement.

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Important Dates

  • Tuesday, 1/14 - Classes begins
  • Monday, 1/20 - Work Service begins
  • Tuesday, 1/21 - MLK Assembly
  • Tuesday, 1/22 - Last day to add a class
  • Monday, 2/3 - Last day to drop a class without a W
  • Tuesday, 2/25 - Last day to drop a class with a W
  • Sunday, 3/9 - Ring Ceremony
  • Week of 3/10 - ACT Plan TBD (sophomores only)
  • Friday, 3/14 - End of 3rd grading period
  • Tuesday, 3/18 - ACT (juniors only)
  • Week of 4/7 - Blue and Gold Week
  • Friday, 5/9 - Last day of class
  • Monday, 5/12 & Tuesday, 5/13 - End of course testing
  • Tuesday, 5/14 through Wednesday, 5/21 - Final Exams
  • Thursday, 5/22 - Spring Fling
  • Friday, 5/23 - Senior Recognition Ceremony
  • Saturday, 5/24 - GRADUATION!!!