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  • COURSECATALOG 2018-2019

    HIGHSCHOOLPLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH

  • PromotingaCultureofCollaboration,InnovationandInspiration DearStudentsandParents/Guardians,PlymouthWhitemarshHighSchooliscommittedtoprovidingacomprehensiveprogramofstudieswhichpreparesallstudentsforcollegeandcareeropportunities.This20182019coursecatalogidentifiesgraduationrequirementsforthefiveblockschedule,expectationsforhonors,advancedplacement, dual enrollment, technical and electives courses of study. Additionally, within thisdocumentyouwillfindcurrentpoliciesandotherinformationthatmayinfluencecourseselectionsuchasprerequisites.Wehaveaskedeachstudenttoreadthisguidecarefullywiththeirfamilies.Whileweencouragestudentstoidentifycoursesofinterestpriortomeetingwiththeircounselors,werecommendeachstudentsetrealisticexpectationsbasedonfactorssuchastheirscholasticrecordandacademicachievementincurrentcourses,teacherandcounselorrecommendations,workethic,andacademicandextracurricularworkloadfortheupcomingyear.Theadministration,counselorsandprofessionalstaffarecommittedtoprovidingeachstudentguidanceandsupportthroughout the course selection process. Should you have any questions or need additionalsupport,donothesitatetocontactus!Ihopeyoufindthisplanningguidetobeausefulresource,andIthankyouforyoursupport.Sincerely,Dr.JasonBacani,Principal Mr.JeffBlizzard,CounselorAEMr.MaicoAzcona,AssistantPrincipal Mrs.LisaGenovese,CounselorFKMr.RalphBretz,Athletic/ActivitiesDirector Mr.M.J.Grourke,CounselorSZandR(9thand10th)Mrs.HeatherKing,AssistantPrincipal Mrs.PatTamborello,CollegeCounselorMr.StephenPrice,AssistantPrincipal Ms.PeggyWisniewski,CounselorLQandR(11th&12th)

    [PHONE]610.825.1500[FAX]610.832.0766[WEB]http://www.colonialsd.org/plymouthwhitemarshhighschool

    PLYMOUTHWHITEMARSHHIGHSCHOOL201EastGermantownPike

    PlymouthMeeting,PA19462

  • TABLEOFCONTENTS

    GeneralInformation..........................................................................................................................1CourseLevels....................................................................................................................................1Academic......................................................................................................................................1Honors..........................................................................................................................................1AdvancedPlacement....................................................................................................................1Prerequisites.................................................................................................................................2CourseRecommendations.................................................................................................................2CourseSelectionandScheduleChanges...........................................................................................2CourseSelectionTimeline..................................................................................................................2AdvancedPlacementandDualEnrollmentCourses......................................................................3ParentOverrideContract...................................................................................................................3AwardingCredit.................................................................................................................................3TransferCredit...................................................................................................................................3GraduationRequirements.................................................................................................................4ElectiveStudentChoice................................................................................................................5AcademicCoreCourses.....................................................................................................................6ElectiveAreaCourses.........................................................................................................................7Policies:Commencement&Diploma................................................................................................8HighSchoolAssessments(KeystoneExams).....................................................................................8NCAAEligibilityStandards.................................................................................................................8SpecialPrograms................................................................................................................................9SubjectTestsoftheCollegeBoard..................................................................................................12Naviance,CareerPathwaysandCareerClusters.............................................................................12NavianceCareerClustersMatrix...............................................................................................13Naviance,CareerPathwaysIntegrationSequence...................................................................14EDI(Entrepreneurship,DesignandInnovation)..............................................................................17English/LanguageArts......................................................................................................................31HealthandPhysicalEducation.........................................................................................................39Mathematics....................................................................................................................................43Music................................................................................................................................................53Science.............................................................................................................................................57SocialStudies...................................................................................................................................65SpecialEducation.............................................................................................................................71WorldLanguages.............................................................................................................................77CentralMontcoTechnicalHighSchool(CMTHS).............................................................................87NCAAEligibilityQuickReferenceSheet(DivisionIandDivisionII)................................................95

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  • GENERALINFORMATIONThis Course Catalog is designed to provide youwith a description of every course that is offered at PlymouthWhitemarshHighSchool. Wehavea strong interest inprovidingeachst