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High School

Graduation Requirements Edit

4.0 Credits English

3.0 Credits Math

3.0 Credits Science

2.5 Credits Social Studies

0.5 Credits Consumer Education

3.5 Credits PE

0.5 Credits Health

1.0 Credit Electives

18.0 Credits Subtotal

6.0 Credits Additional Electives

24.0 Total Graduation Credits

Art Edit

Basic Art Courses Edit

Basic Studio Art Edit

2D Art Principles Edit

3D Art PrinciplesEdit

2D Art Courses Edit

Drawing 1 Edit

Drawing 2 Edit

Painting 1 Edit

Painting 2 Edit

Printmaking Edit

Advanced Drawing/Painting Edit

3D Art Courses Edit

Ceramics 1 Edit

Ceramics 2 Edit

Sculpture Edit

Jewelry Edit

Advanced Ceramics/Sculpture Edit

Digital Art Courses Edit

Computer Graphics 1 Edit

Computer Graphics 2 Edit

3D Printing and Design Edit

Digital Photography 1 Edit

Digital Photography 2 Edit

Animation Edit

Art Theory and History Courses Edit

Visual Art Theory Edit

Western Art History Edit

American Art History Edit

World Art History Edit

Business Edit

Professional Courses Edit

Principles of Business Edit

Advertising Edit

Marketing Edit

Management Edit

Business Law Edit

Education Principles 1 Edit

Education Principles 2 Edit

Technology Courses Edit

Essential Technology Edit

Marketing Technology Edit

Visual Media Edit

Emerging Technology Edit

Interactive Media Edit

Web Design Edit

Coding Edit

Financial Courses Edit

Business Math Edit

Accounting 1 Edit

Accounting 2 Edit

Finance Edit

College/Career Courses Edit

Note-Taking & Study Skills Edit

College Test Prep Edit

Consumer Economics Edit

English Edit

Basic Information Edit

Students must enroll in a core English course every semester in high school. The English curriculum develops language skills chronologically from freshman through senior levels. Writing-based courses introduce and build on all writing process aspects including literary analyses, personal essays, creative writings and speeches. Furthermore, reading development is approached through the various literary works in all courses. High school level literature contains mature content.

The first 3 High School years consist of full-year classes while Senior Year consist of either full-year World Literature and Composition or two of seven alternative semester-long choices.

Meanwhile, the communication electives may not count toward the English graduation requirements, but they can be taken for personal enjoyment and to add to subtotal electives and additional ones.

Freshman Courses Edit

Literature and Composition Survey Edit

Sophomore Year Edit

American Literature and Composition Edit

American Society Edit

Junior Courses Edit

British Literature and Composition Edit

Year-Long Grade 11

Senior Courses Edit

World Literature and Composition Edit

Year-Long Grade 12

Film Studies and Composition Edit

Mythology and Composition Edit

Philosophic Literature and Composition Edit

20th Century Literature and Composition Edit

African-American Literature and Composition Edit

Communication and Composition Edit

Poetry and Composition Edit

Communication Elective Courses Edit

Public Speaking Edit

Theater Arts 1 Edit

Theater Arts 2 Edit

Creative Writing 1 Edit

Creative Writing 2 Edit

Family and Consumer Science Edit

Culinary Courses Edit

Cooking Principles 1 Edit

Cooking Principles 2 Edit

World Cooking 1 Edit

World Cooking 2 Edit

Intro to Food Service Edit

Senior Foods Edit

Fashion Courses Edit

Clothing and Fashion 1 Edit

Clothing and Fashion 2 Edit

Fashion Merchandising & Marketing Edit

Western Fashion History Edit

World Fashion History Edit

Childcare Courses Edit

Child Development Edit

Early Childhood Lab Edit

Parenting Edit

Housing and Design Courses Edit

Interior Design Edit

Independent Living Courses Edit

Independent and Family Living Choices Edit

Foreign Language Edit

Chinese Courses Edit

Chinese 1 Edit

Chinese 2 Edit

Chinese 3 Edit

Chinese 4 Edit

French Courses Edit

French 1 Edit

French 2 Edit

French 3 Edit

French 4 Edit

German Courses Edit

German 1 Edit

German 2 Edit

German 3 Edit

German 4 Edit

Spanish Courses Edit

Spanish 1 Edit

Spanish 2 Edit

Spanish 3 Edit

Spanish 4 Edit

American Sign Language Courses Edit

American Sign Language 1 Edit

American Sign Language 2 Edit

American Sign Language 3 Edit

American Sign Language 4 Edit

Industrial Arts Edit

Exploratory Courses Edit

Engineering Technology 1 Edit

Engineering Technology 2 Edit

Manufacturing and Construction Courses Edit

Woods Fabrication 1 Edit

Woods Fabrication 2 Edit

Woods Fabrication 3 Edit

Construction Trades Edit

Energy Courses Edit

Electricity Edit

Electronics Edit

Transportation Courses Edit

Power Mechanics Edit

Automotive Maintenance Edit

Automotive Mechanics Edit

Automotive Servicing Edit

Drafting Courses Edit

Drafting & Design Edit

Architectural Drafting Edit

Computer Aided Drafting & Design Edit

Communication Courses Edit

Media Arts & Production 1 Edit

Media Arts & Production 2 Edit

Media Arts & Production 3 Edit

Project Lead the Way Courses Edit

Intro to Engineering Design Edit

Principles of Engineering Edit

Digital Electronics Edit

Civil Engineering & Architecture Edit

Engineering Design & Development Edit

Mathematics Edit

Basic Courses Edit

Algebra 1 Edit

Geometry Edit

Algebra 2 Edit

Transition Math Edit

Advanced Courses Edit

Algebra 2/Trigonometry & Statistics Edit

Precalculus Edit

Calculus Edit

Music Edit

Choral Courses Edit

Feminine Singers Edit

Bass Choir Edit

Treble Choir Edit

Chorale Edit

Varsity Singers Edit

Orchestra Courses Edit

Concert Orchestra Edit

Concert Strings Edit

Symphonic Orchestra Edit

Symphonic Strings Edit

String Symphony Edit

String Ensemble Edit

Varsity Strings Edit

Band Courses Edit

Concert Band Edit

Concert Winds Edit

Symphonic Band Edit

Symphonic Winds Edit

Wind Symphony Edit

Wind Ensemble Edit

Varsity Winds Edit

Music Theory and History Courses Edit

Music Theory Edit

Western Music History Edit

Grades 9-12 Year-long

This class introduces the historical concepts of Western Classical Music. The first semester begins with the origins of music and ends with the early Baroque Era. Semester two begins with the late Baroque era and stops at the 20th Century Classical Music. Coursework will involve listening to topic-appropriate music, in-class demonstrations and attendance at community concerts. Some required homework will involve listening to works from composers like Bach, Mozart, Berlioz and Ravel while high school or college level concert attendance could be used to receive extra credit. Attending an East Baltimore HS concert counts unless the student is performing at a required concert for any chorus, band or orchestra class. This class can be taken with or without musical performance experience though a performance class may make its coursework easier to understand. Another extra credit opportunity involves listening to and analyzing film music like that of Star Wars movies from 1977 Episode IV: A New Hope and beyond, the songs Be Our Guest and Tale as Old as Time from Disney's 1991 movie, Beauty and the Beast and the scores from Warner Bros. 2001-2011 Harry Potter movie adaptations.

American Music History Edit

Grades 10-12 Year-long Prerequisite: Western Music History

This music history class takes students through American Popular Music's historical background. The first quarter focuses on America's earliest popular music up to 1885 while quarter two deals with Blues and Jazz. Third quarter's focus is on American popular song and the fourth and final quarter deals with Postwar Folk, Country, R&B, Rock & Roll and Hip Hop. Coursework includes field trips to concerts, in-class listening sessions and demonstrations from visiting performers of the discussed music, especially in Quarter 4. Like in Western Music History, performance-based classes are no prerequisite to this class, but the noted class is. Core homework involves listening to works from figures such as Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, John Denver, Bill Monroe, Alan Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Ice-T. Some extra credit could involve making a playlist based on the content discussed in class and taking notes on concerts attended in the student's leisure. Another extra credit option involves listening to movie music based on lessons such as the jazz scores from Disney's 2009 movie, The Princess and the Frog and the popular song Somewhere Over the Rainbow from the 1939 Judy Garland film, The Wizard of Oz.

World Music History Edit

Grades 11-12 Year-long Prerequisite: Western Music History & American Music History

This course deals with history of music from all over the world. First quarter deals with African music while quarter two focuses on music of the Middle East. Afterwards, third quarter will involve Asian and Indian music and the fourth and final quarter will have emphasis on Caribbean, and Latin American music. Coursework will involve listening to course-based pieces and field trips to concerts in areas like Chinatown and cabarets that with international cuisines. Some major pieces of required homework will be listening to appropriate music and studying genres of worldwide music such as Calypso, Reggae, Mambo, Rumba, Mariachi, Dangdut and Tejano. There are also several extra credit options such as renting, practicing and performing with international instruments like maracas, the djembe and the steel drum. No performance experience necessary while success in the previous two music history classes are. Another extra credit option would involve listening to world music concerts outside school hours or using their knowledge to understand the music in films such as reggae from Disney's 1989 movie, The Little Mermaid's Under the Sea or any of the Mariachi music from Disney and Pixar's 2017 film, Coco.

Physical, Health and Driver Education Edit

PE Courses Edit

PE 1 Edit

PE 2 Edit

PE 3 Edit

PE 4 Edit

PE Leaders Edit

Peer Partners Edit

Life-guarding Edit

Health Courses Edit

Health Edit

Advanced Health Edit

Driver Education Edit

Classroom Phase Edit

Behind-the-Wheel Phase Edit

Science Edit

General Courses Edit

Biology Edit

Chemistry Edit

Physics Edit

Earth Science Edit

Specialized Courses Edit

Botany and Horticulture Edit

Greenhouse Management and Floral Design Edit

Astronomy Edit

Cosmic Voyage Edit

Environmental Science Edit

Anatomy and Physiology Edit

Genetics and Biotechnology Edit

Microbiology Edit

Social Studies Edit

Required Courses Edit

World Geography Edit

World History Edit

American History Edit

American Government Edit

Elective Courses Edit

American Geography Edit

Military History Edit

Psychology Edit

Sociology Edit

European History Edit

African-American History Edit

World Government Edit