Saint Anthony's Course Selection Booklet

Prior to making course selections: Read the Course Description Booklet carefully with regard to pre-requisites and the requirements for obtaining both a St. Anthony’s and Advanced Regents Diploma. Make sure that you know what courses are required by the college you wish to attend as well as the NCAA requirements. For example, some colleges require a student to take a 4th year of a Foreign Language, Math, or Science; a 4th year for these subjects is not required to graduate from St. Anthony’s, but may nevertheless be required to fulfill your particular goal. Thus, the choices you are making now will seriously affect your future college choices since you will NOT be able to amend these choices once the final booklist orders are printed and sent to the individual school districts in April 2015. Therefore, late changes will be denied if classes are filled. If you have any questions about the requirements of any particular college, please check with our College Counseling Office headed by Mrs. Kim Hearney or Mr. Minucci, the Assistant Athletic Director for the NCAA requirements. Please remember that the Scheduling Office does not provide course selection advice to students, but rather, will simply endeavor to create a schedule based on the selections made by the student and his or her parents. Remember that the number of sections and class size are determined by courses selected at this time. Summary of the Process: CURRENT FRESHMAN (CLASS OF 2018) AND SOPHOMORES (CLASS OF 2017) For the current Freshman and Sophomore class (2017 and 2018), there are few scheduling options. Where there is a possible choice of courses for these students, it will be suggested for them by their classroom teacher. Students will be able to review the choices made by their teacher and may request a different course, even Honors or AP courses.... but written permission is required. A form will be available for this purpose, and it must be submitted NO LATER THAN MARCH 13. A list of courses requiring the signature of the Chairperson will be posted in each classroom. We know from past experience that the vast majority of the Freshmen and Sophomores will simply examine the suggestions made by their teachers and confirm that they are correct. Freshman and Sophomores will also be given the opportunity to sign up for extra classes (also called OVERLOADS). A form must be submitted for each overload class and most require the signature of the Chairman of Department involved with the course you want to add. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR EXTRA CLASSES UNLESS YOU ARE QUITE SURE YOU WANT TO TAKE THEM, AND, THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT AS A RESULT, YOU WILL HAVE FEW IF ANY FREE PERIODS IN YOUR SCHEDULE. Please be aware of this because we plan the number of sections and class size for all courses based on this registration. CURRENT JUNIORS (RISING SENIORS) (CLASS OF 2016) The class of 2016 will fill out a written course selection sheet which will serve three purposes: 1. -PAGE 1 OF THE COURSE SELECTION SHEET -Identify the particular core courses the student wants (or still needs) -1 credit of English -1 credit of Social Studies -1 credit of Theology -0.5 credits of Physical Education (Bowling--no choice) -0.5 credits of Health (student will indicate if he or she still needs it) The student will have either 3.5 or 4 credits in core courses. 2. PAGE 2 OF THE COURSE SELECTION SHEET Identify 6 (six) additional credits of elective credits, in order of preference. All seniors MUST take a minimum of 3 elective credits as a senior, EVEN IF THE STUDENT TOOK EXTRA COURSES IN THE PAST. We are asking that the student identify 6 credits of courses that he or she may wish to take in his or her order of preference, listing the courses they most want to take FIRST, and the courses they LEAST want to take LAST. THE EXTRA COURSES ARE CHOSEN JUST IN CASE THE COURSES YOU WANT TO TAKE CANNOT BE SCHEDULED, IN THAT CASE, WE WILL PROCEED TO YOUR NEXT MOST PREFERRED COURSE. 3. THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 2 OF THE COURSE SELECTION SHEET Write in HOW MANY TOTAL CREDITS YOU WANT TO TAKE (CORE CREDITS + ELECTIVES) minimum is 6.5, and 7.0 if you are taking Health 2
Prior to making course selections  Read the Course Description Booklet carefully with regard to pre-requisites and the req...
ST. ANTHONY’S HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION BOOKLET BROTHER GARY CREGAN, O.S.F. PRINCIPAL BROTHER ROBERT GABRIEL, O.S.F. DEAN OF FACULTY/DIRECTOR OF STUDIES The St. Anthony’s curricular offerings are designed to meet the academic needs of our students and prepare them for the future. The courses that you select should support your own individual goals for the next school year and your objectives after graduation. The selection of courses requires much input and serious consideration. The Course Selection Booklet is only a starting point in choosing your program. Before completing the Course Selection Sheet, students should listen to their teachers and Guidance Counselor as they describe the courses. Discuss the courses with students who have taken them. Speak to the Departmental Chairpersons if you do not understand the requirements for the course. Parents and students must understand the responsibility they take on when signing up for courses. BE SURE TO READ EVERY PAGE OF THIS BOOKLET CAREFULLY Before Making Choices: a. Pray to the Holy Spirit for wisdom. b. Study the course descriptions carefully. c. Evaluate yourself. Be realistic and do not sign up for courses, which are not consistent with your level of ability. d. Seek the help of your parents, guidance department, chairpersons and teachers. e. Be sure you meet the requirements for the course. f. Review requirements for St. Anthony’s and Regents Diplomas, pages 2 and 3 in this booklet. g. Check the requirements of the colleges to which you will apply. h. Check the requirements for the NCAA if you plan to compete through NCAA - see page 5. i. Keep a record of your requirements on the checklist provided on page 3 of this booklet. j. Make sure you have asked for the courses you need to graduate. This is particularly important for seniors, especially with regard to Fine Arts, Health credit and three electives in senior year. k. To enter an Honors Course, a minimum of 90% and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. l. To enter an AP Course, a minimum of 92% and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. m. Note that some courses required completion of Summer assignments. n. Please understand that the number of sections for each course is determined by this Course Selection; therefore, late request for changes may not be possible due to class capacity. o. St. Anthony’s reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registration. The address for the St. Anthony’s web site is: http://www.stanthonyshs.org The portion of the St. Anthony’s web site for all matters related to scheduling can be found by clicking the “Scheduling” tab. Any relevant information or forms (including a digital copy of the Course Selection Booklet) will be found at this web site under “Resources”. 1
ST. ANTHONY   S HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION BOOKLET BROTHER GARY CREGAN, O.S.F. PRINCIPAL BROTHER ROBERT GABRIEL, O.S.F. ...
We will enter your core courses, plus your highest priority electives based on the number of total credits you indicate you wish to take next year. If we can't schedule one, we will attempt to replace it with your next highest priority elective as listed on your course selection sheet. Procedures and Target Dates: • January 2015: Teachers will begin entering their suggestions for next year’s courses into the computer for each student, in the Class of 2017 and 2018. Individual Department Chairpersons will determine which classes require a special application for admission and make such applications available to the Guidance Department in time for Junior Parent Guidance Night. Chairpersons will post a list of the courses requiring applications outside Department offices, and make any required forms available in the Department Office and on the School Web Site. • January 6, 2015: Junior (Class of 2016) Parent Guidance Night. • January 20, 2015: The Fall Semester ends. Juniors (Class of 2016) will receive a Course Selection Sheet in homeroom. • January 21 to January 30, 2015: All Juniors and Sophomores will meet with their Guidance groups for the first time to discuss scheduling matters and Juniors will begin filling out their Course Selection Sheet, obtaining Department permission where needed. • Wednesday, February 4, 2015: All applications for courses that require an application and Department approval must be submitted to the appropriate Department Chairperson. This includes Honors, AP and upper level courses. • Tuesday, February 10, 2015: Deadline for teachers to enter next year’s suggested courses on the computer. • February 11, 2015: Last day for the Class of 2016 to hand in their Course Selection Sheets to the Scheduling Office. • February 13, 2015 to February 20, 2015: Mid-winter recess. • March 6, 2015: The Class of 2017 and 2018 will receive a tentative list of their courses for next year. The form to request changes to these courses will be available in the Scheduling Office and on the Web Site. The form to request overload classes will be available in the Scheduling Office and on the Web Site. • March 6, 2015 to March 13, 2015: The Class of 2017 and 2018 may change their courses for 2015/2016 by submitting a completed and approved schedule change form to the Scheduling Office. These students may also sign up for extra, or “overload” courses by filling out and submitting the “overload” form to the Scheduling Office. Students should not request an overload unless they are certain that they want to take the extra course and understand that they will have few if any free periods. • March 13, 2015: All requests for Course Changes for the 2015/2016 school year must be received. All requests for “Overload” Courses for the 2015/2016 school year must be submitted. • Wednesday, March 18, 2015: A final Course Selection Sheet which contains all the core courses that the student will be scheduled to take for the 2015/2016 school year will be distributed in Homeroom to all Freshmen and Sophomores. Extra, or “overload” courses will appear on the Course Selection Sheet in italic type. • Friday, March 20, 2015: Freshmen and Sophomore students must hand in their FINAL Course Selection Sheet, SIGNED BY A PARENT, by this date. 3
We will enter your core courses, plus your highest priority electives based on the number of total credits you indicate yo...
Please note that the initial textbook lists must be distributed to the various school districts by the beginning of April, so it is very important that each parent sign off on the student’s course selections by signing the Final Course Selection Sheet in a timely manner. Final Thoughts: 1. The Course Selection process is intended to be a joint venture between the students, parents, teachers and counselors. Requests for course changes must be completed by March 13, 2015. When the Final Course Selection Sheet is generated and distributed to the students on March 18, 2015, this is intended to be the END of the process, not the beginning. When a parent signs this Final Course Selection Sheet, it should be as a reaffirmation of information they already know and should not be viewed as a further opportunity to edit the selections. A parent’s signature on the Final Course Selection Sheet is an acknowledgement of the courses previously selected. Please do not make comments on the Final Course Selection Sheet thinking that such comments will result in a change in the selections. Any concerns should be sent to the Department Chairperson under separate cover. 2. Any extra or “overload” courses will appear on the Course Selection Sheet in italics. The Scheduling Office will attempt to incorporate these extra courses into the student’s schedules after all of the mandatory courses have been scheduled in the summer of 2015. Textbooks for overload courses WILL be included on the textbook lists sent to the various Districts in April, 2015. However, students should not infer from the inclusion of these textbooks on the textbook list that they are guaranteed entry into the overload course they may have requested. Entry into overload courses will be determined in the Summer of 2015 based on whether or not the course the student selected can be fitted into the student’s existing schedule. Students can check the status of their final schedule on the Friar Portal towards the end of August, 2015. 3. Finally, please do not submit requests to be placed (or not placed) in the class of a particular teacher. Unfortunately, we cannot possibly accommodate such requests. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation with respect to these scheduling procedures. Credit Requirements for ALL St. Anthony High School Students include all New York State Requirements for a Regents Diploma Theology Guidance English Social Studies Mathematics Science Foreign Language Fine Arts Physical Education Health Electives 4 years 4 years 4 years (must pass English Regents) 4 years (must pass Global History and US History Regents) 3 years (must pass 2 Math Regents) 3 years (must pass Living Environment AND a Physical Science [Earth Science or Chemistry or Physics] Regents) 3 years (must be in the same language) 1 year 4 years 1/2 year 3 credits taken in senior year Required for Advanced Regents Diploma: Pass English Regents (Junior Year) Pass 3 Mathematics Regents Exams Pass Global History & Geography Regents (Sophomore Year) Pass US History & Government Regents (Junior Year) Pass 2 Science Regents Exams (1 Physical and 1 Life) Pass Spanish or French Checkpoint B Exam (Junior Year) 4
Please note that the initial textbook lists must be distributed to the various school districts by the beginning of April,...
Saint Anthony’s High School credit requirements for graduation exceed all New York State requirements for a Regents Diploma. Academic departments that administer Regents Examinations develop appropriate curricula that encompass all of the content and performance standards set by New York State. Students enrolled in a Regents course are required to take the Regents examination. Overall student performance on these exams is significantly above state averages. These examinations provide an objective measure by which our students can be compared to others in New York State. Regents Examinations, however, do not test our students with the rigor required by the courses themselves. Our courses are more comprehensive and tests given during the year are designed to measure a higher level of proficiency than that required by the Regents standards. The grade on the Regents examination is not an independent indicator of an individual’s success in a course; it must be viewed in conjunction with and secondary to the teacher’s year-long assessment of the student’s achievement and the grades on the final exam. NCAA Requirements for 2016 Graduates and Beyond Below are the requirements for college-bound student athletes enrolling full time at an NCAA Division 1 college or university on or after August 1, 2016 Summary Ÿ Minimum core-course GPA of 2.300 required for competition Ÿ 10 of the required 16 Core Courses must be complete by the beginning of senior year. (Seven must be in the area of English, Math, or Science). These 10 core courses become “locked in” for the purpose of core-course GPA calculation. Ÿ Division 1 uses a sliding scale to match SAT/ACT test scores and your Core Course GPA. The sliding scale can be found under the Resources section on the NCAA Eligibility Center Website. Summary of Core Courses All students must graduate from high school* on time and complete a minimum of 16 core courses. *Students must pass and complete all schoolwork by the last day of senior classes Ÿ Division 1 Core Course Breakdown Ÿ 4 years of English Ÿ 3 years of Math (Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Trig & Algebra 2, Pre Calculus, Calculus, Algebra2/Functions, Statistics) (Transitional Algebra and Intermediate Algebra are not core courses) Ÿ 2 years of natural or physical science Ÿ 1 extra year of English, math, or natural or physical science Ÿ 2 years of social science Ÿ 4 years of extra core courses from any category above, foreign language, or philosophy St. Anthony’s High School is a member of CoreCourseCPA.com. This website is a tool in which you can calculate your Core Course GPA. If you would like a free membership, please see Mr. Minucci – Assistant Athletic Director. 5
Saint Anthony   s High School credit requirements for graduation exceed all New York State requirements for a Regents Dipl...
DIPLOMA CHECKLIST CORE COURSES AND EXAMS, WHICH MUST BE TAKEN English _____ English 9 _____English 10 _____English 11 _____Pass English Regents _____English 12 OR ____Two (2) half credit LIU Post Courses OR _____AP Language/AP Literature Social Studies ____ Soc. Studies 9 OR___ AP World I ____Soc. Studies 10 OR ____AP World II ____ Soc. Studies 11 OR____ AP American History ____Pass US History Regents (Junior Year) ____ Government ____Economics Foreign Language ____Spanish 9 OR ____ French 9 _____Pass Global History Regents (Sophomore Year) OR ____AP Economics OR____AP Government ____Spanish 10 _____Spanish 11 _____Pass Checkpoint B Exam ____ French 10 _____French 11 _____Pass Checkpoint B Exam Mathematics _____ Pass Algebra Regents _____ Pass Geometry Regents _____ Grade 9 Math Course _____ Grade 10 Math Course _____ Grade 11 Math Course _____ Pass Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Regents (required of students who elect Algebra. 2 / Trig.) Science _____ Living Environment (pass Living Environment Regents) _____ Physical Science (pass Earth Science Regents or Chemistry Regents or Physics Regents) (OR ___Forensics) (OR ____Marine Science/Oceanography) (OR____ Environmental Science) (OR____AP Environmental Science) (OR ___AP Biology) (OR ____AP Chemistry) (OR ____AP Physics I) (OR ____ AP Physics II) (OR ____ Microbiology H) (OR ____ Human Anatomy H) (OR ____Science Research H) (OR ____Organic Chemistry H) _____ 1 year of Art or Drama or Music (excluding Keyboarding) _____ Half credit Health _____ Phys Ed. 9 _____Phys Ed. 10 _____ Elective (senior year) _____Phys Ed. 11 _____Elective (senior year) 6 _____Phys. Ed. 12 _____Elective (senior year) (3 credits required)
DIPLOMA CHECKLIST CORE COURSES AND EXAMS, WHICH MUST BE TAKEN English _____ English 9  _____English 10  _____English 11 __...
PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A.P. COURSES LIU POST ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE SPECIAL NOTE TO THOSE CONSIDERING ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES: These are college level courses; make sure you are ready and willing to commit yourself to this level of academic work, pushing yourself to the limit in these in-depth and detailed courses. Advanced Placement Courses are not like Honors Courses; they are college level, requiring a greater amount of time and extra work on your own. Please note that there is an additional fee to take the required A.P. Exam. With regard to any Honors or AP course, observe the following: 1. Speak to students who are taking these courses or speak to your present teacher in that department or the department chairperson to understand the content and the requirements of the course; 2. Obtain any signatures, which may be required for a course: the list of those faculty members who can sign for these courses is posted outside each department office and in each homeroom. 3. Before signing up for any of these advanced courses, consider also if you plan on holding a job, because these courses will require more of your time. 4. Some courses require a Summer Assignment. College Courses In cooperation with LIU POST, ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE AND ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, students are permitted to apply for college credits. These students must meet the requirements of the college to be granted these credits. The requirements are: Seniors and Juniors - 80 average minimum final grade in this college credit course to receive college credits These courses are St. Anthony’s High School courses. Students registering for these classes will not be permitted to add or drop regardless of college requirements. (Some colleges require that these courses be taken as a 4th elective in order to transfer credits). Please note that there is an additional fee due to the college/university for these credits. A minimum of ten (10) students per course must register for college credits in order for the course to qualify as a college course. 7
PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A.P. COURSES LIU POST ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE ST. JOSEPH   S COLLEGE  SPECIAL NOTE TO THOSE C...
January 2015 Class of 2016: As you study the new Course Selection Book, you will note that we continue to offer a wide variety of elective courses, including new AP Courses and college-credit courses. REQUIRED COURSES: Theology – One Credit English – One Full Credit or two ½ Credit Courses Social Studies: Government and Economics (Regular or AP) – One Credit Guidance Physical Education – ½ Credit The required courses add up to 3.5 Credits. If you have not taken Health, you must take it as a Senior and you would then have 4 Credits in required courses as a Senior. After you select your required courses (including Health) then you need to pick your Elective Courses. Every Senior is required to take a minimum of 3 elective credits. Write the total number of credits you wish to take on the bottom right part of the course selection sheet in the space provided. A student (who has taken Health) who wants to take the minimum number of credits will enter “6.5 credits” at the bottom of his/her course selection sheet indicating 3.5 credits in required courses and the minimum 3 credits in elective (7 credits if the student is taking Health). Students wishing to take more classes can simply indicate how many credits they wish to take and the Scheduling Office will enter the corresponding number of credits from their list of electives. SENIORS, THEREFORE, DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT AN OVERLOAD FORM TO TAKE EXTRA CLASSES. ALL COURSES MUST BE LISTED ON THE SENIOR COURSE SELECTION SHEET. We are requesting that you select 6 credits in electives IN PRIORTY ORDER on your course selection sheet, even though you will only need to use 3 of those credits. This will allow us to know what your alternative choices might be in case a course is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, or if a course is unavailable to you for some other reason. BE SURE TO LIST YOUR ELECTIVE COURSES IN THE ORDER THAT YOU WANT TO TAKE THEM! If a Performing Art is a priority course for you, then you must list it accordingly. ELECTIVES: It is important that you, as Seniors, plan carefully in selecting your elective courses; please keep in mind the following: Ø Ø Ø Ø Requirements  for  the  college(s)  to  which  you  will  apply   Requirements  of  the  NCAA  (see  page  5)   Your  own  plans  for  a  college  major  and  future  career  plans   List  the  courses  that  are  most  important  to  you  as  “1,  2,  3  .  .  .  .  .   Please do not select more than 7 credits if you need to have a free period every day. Remember that if there is an 8 period day, if you select 7.5 credits, as a general rule, you will spend half the school year with no free periods. If you select 8 credits, you will have very few, if any, free periods at all. Think long and hard about how diligently you want to work during your Senior year and what your prospective College may require. 8
January 2015 Class of 2016  As you study the new Course Selection Book, you will note that we continue to offer a wide var...
Below, please find a summary of the electives you can select. Half Credit Courses: One Full Credit Courses: Criminal Law Honors – College Level Business/Finance Mind, Soul, Reality: Philosophy Sociology Honors– College Level Social/Political Philosophy Honors – College Level Psychology Honors – College Level Most Art Courses Theatre Art II – Scene Study Modern U.S. Foreign Policy Spanish 12 Spanish 12 Honors Advanced Spanish 12 Honors – College Level AP Spanish French 12 French 12 Honors AP French Italian I Honors Latin I Honors Chinese I Honors AP Language and Composition (if taken as 2nd English course) AP Literature and Composition (if taken as 2nd English course) Introduction to Speech (Sounds & Articulation)/Public Speaking H Chorus Chorus Honors Instrumental Music Programs Instrumental Music Programs Honors AP Calculus BC AP Calculus AB AP Statistics Analysis Honors – College Level Pre-Calculus Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Functions Portfolio Prep Honors Western Civilization I and II Honors – College Level Intro to Business Honors – College Level Principles of Marketing Honors – College Level Business Law Honors – College Level Microbiology Honors – College Level Human Anatomy Honors – College Level Environmental Science Regular Marine Biology & Oceanography Organic Chemistry Honors Forensics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Physics Regents Physics Honors AP Physics I AP Physics II Science Research Honors AP Psychology I wish you the blessing and guidance of the Holy Spirit as you complete this process in your educational planning. Sincerely yours, Brother Robert Gabriel, O.S.F. 9
Below, please find a summary of the electives you can select. Half Credit Courses  One Full Credit Courses  Criminal Law H...
THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT Mr. Patrick Maguire, Chairman 6103 INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course is designed to help the student appreciate the importance of Faith in God and religion as a means to develop one’s complete potential in life. The course allows for an exploration of the basic beliefs and teachings of Roman Catholicism as expressed in the Person and teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. It explores the place of Sacred Scripture in the doctrinal and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, encompassing all the elements essential to a Catholic Identity, including an in depth study of the seven sacraments. 6105 THE ESSENTIALS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH – A FRANCISCAN APPROACH - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level Weight: 1.05 Honors classes will meet 6 out of 7 days in each cycle. This course will offer a variety of texts and experiences that includes an in-depth study of the Roman Catholic Faith, explanation in detail of what we profess, proclaim and practice. Classes will concentrate on the essentials of the Roman Catholic Faith found especially in our Tradition, with a concentration on the Sacramental life and the history of the Church and what we believe as a community of faith. All of these will point to a particular approach about building a deeper relationship with Christ modeling the example of St. Francis of Assisi. With a Franciscan approach we will examine and reflect on the life of Christ and the Church through emphasis on the Crib and Incarnation, the Cross and the Paschal Mystery, the Ciborium and the importance of the Eucharist and the Sacraments in the life of a Catholic and finally Creation as we consider Francis’ great theme of the Canticle of the Creatures and our relationship with God and all living beings and stewardship of our world. 6203 THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 10th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course is designed to assist the student in gaining a deeper understanding of the major teachings and events in the life of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. The student will have the opportunity to explore the Gospels in detail in order to capture the total image of the Person of Jesus as both God and Man. The course will also include a study of the Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of the New Testament to gain a deeper understanding of the establishment and growth of the Church and its teachings regarding faith and morality. 6205 A SOUL’S JOURNEY TO GOD THROUGH SACRED SCRIPTURE - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 10th Year Level - Application and Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 Honors classes will meet 6 out of 7 days in each cycle This course will be an in-depth exploration and study of God’s Word through reading and reflecting on our Sacred Scripture. Our journey of study and reflection will take us through the Old Testament world, where we will first look at the Creation stories and meet people of faith like Abraham, Moses, David and the prophets. Such will enhance our understanding of Salvation History showing us how we, as a people, were being prepared to encounter Christ in our lives today as we delve into the study and appreciation of the New Testament. Our twofold format includes a core component, which deals with developing an understanding of God’s Word, and an interactive component, which takes us beyond the informational level of Scripture allowing us to focus on the spiritual and moral lessons that pertain to our lives and relationship with Christ and the Church. Our study will deal with enriching human life and it invites openness to the gift of faith. 10
THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT Mr. Patrick Maguire, Chairman 6103  INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th ...
6303 MORAL THEOLOGY Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course is designed to assist the student in applying Scriptural Teachings, particularly those found in the New Testament, as well as the contemporary moral and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church to everyday life. Integral to the course is the concept of conscience development. Various ethical and social issues will be examined in light of the teachings and values examined or defined in the Church documents: Constitutions, Encyclicals, Apostolic Letters, Pastoral Letters, etc. 6315 THE MORAL VOICE IN THE MODERN WORLD – HONORS (St. Joseph College Credit) Full Year Course – 1 Credit 11th Year Level – Application and Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 Honors classes will meet 6 out of 7 days in each cycle. Due to the extensive requirements in reading and written assignments, there will be a review of overall academic performance with emphasis on English and Theology grades for admission into this course. This course will examine critical moral issues that have been part of the human experience throughout time, as well as those ethical concerns that have surfaced in more recent years. A foundation for addressing these issues will include discussion on conscience formation, laws and principles, the reality of evil in our world, the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on sin, Biblical teachings such as the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes and the ethical standards of Jesus. Using the textbook, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Scripture and various encyclicals, students will examine the moral life in light of what Christ commands and what the Roman Catholic Church proclaims. Medical ethics, life/death issues, sexual ethics, war, violence, social justice issues, environmental ethics, and capital punishment are some of the topics that will be studied. “The Moral Life in the Modern World” challenges the student to understand how we as Catholics are called to be the voice of Christ in today’s society. How can we be that Light and Salt that Christ calls us to by virtue of our Baptism? What is our role in building up the Kingdom of God? How can we respond most fully to the Roman Catholic Church’s call to holiness? What impact should the fact that we have become “new creations” in Christ have on our moral decisions, our behavior, our attitudes, and our moral character? Limited Enrollment 6403 THE MISSION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC IN THE MODERN WORLD: A SACRAMENTAL LIFE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 The Church challenges and encourages each of us to grow in holiness within our vocation. This course is designed to explore how our Roman Catholic faith, our spiritual growth and our life in the Church lead us to this end. Utilizing the study of Scripture, the nature of Theology, the history and practices of the Church, lives of the saints and the writings of spiritual authors, students will experience the opportunity to synthesize and recognize the impact these bear on their life’s vocation. 6423 MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD: THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON Two Half-Year Courses - 1 Credit 12th Year Level – Application and Departmental Approval Required Weight 1.00 The Church holds two beautiful jewels in her social tradition and in her teachings on sexuality and vocation. This course is designed to explore how these teachings of the Roman Catholic faith impact our personal life and guide our communal life in the Church. Utilizing the study of Scripture, the encyclicals of the Church, the work of Pope John Paul II, and other valuable resources, students will experience the opportunity to evaluate how these teachings impact their life’s vocation. To this end, students will be able to respond to the question, “How can I make Christ present to the world using the gifts and talents God has given me?” 11
6303  MORAL THEOLOGY Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Weight  1.00  This course is designed to assist the stude...
6405 CATECHETICS - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 12th Year Level – Application and Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 Honors classes will meet 6 out of 7 days in each cycle. Acceptance into the Catechetics Honors program requires an overall review of academic performance in previous Theology classes, a minimum of 90% in current Theology class, current teacher’s recommendation and departmental approval. Students interested in participating must complete an application that can be obtained in the Theology Department Office. This course prepares students to receive the Basic Diocesan Catechetical Certificate, qualifying them to teach Religious Education. An overview of the required areas of instruction is presented: The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Ecclesiology, Christology, Liturgy, Morality and Christian Lifestyles. This course is recommended for students who are serious-minded and willing to grow in their faith by sharing it with others. The students are expected to assume the leadership role needed in responsibly and actively participating in organizing, planning and implementing the Sophomore Retreat Program fro the school year. The course provides opportunities for personal spiritual development in classroom liturgical and para-liturgical experiences. Such opportunities help the students to become aware that they are called to be a prayerful, prophetic presence in today’s world by being open to and responsible for those who are in most need among us. The Diocesan Office of Faith Formation has granted tenure to any alumnae who have taken this course and who may be eventually seeking employment in any of our Catholic schools on Long Island. Limited Enrollment 6425 THE SPIRITUALITY AND TIMES OF ST. PAUL AND ST. FRANCIS - HONORS (St. Joseph College Credit) Two Half-Year Courses - 1 Credit 12th Year Level – Application and Departmental Approval Required Weight 1.05 THE SPIRITUALITY AND TIMES OF ST. PAUL OF TARSUS This course will examine Saul of Tarsus, a Pharisee, converted by the resurrected Jesus. Saul, a Roman Citizen, persecutor of the early Church, becomes St. Paul, a “man of vision and action” who traveled to places like Cyprus and Asia Minor to tell of how Jesus changed his heart. Paul concentrated on the gospel message of Jesus in his various letters to many Christian communities including those in Rome, Corinth and Thessalonica in an effort to build a church for Christ. He was known to speak of “what the law could not do”, and the various pulls from restlessness to holiness that people experience as they attempt to do the “will of God”. Using Paul’s message, this course will explore the spirituality of St. Paul and give an opportunity to reflect upon aspects of one’s own life. THE SPIRITUALITY AND TIMES OF ST. FRANCIS This semester course is designed to introduce the senior student to a remarkable individual, St. Francis of Assisi, whose life of conversion, witness and commitment to Jesus Christ has left an astounding impact upon the life of the Church, history, individuals and society. This course will focus on St. Francis; his life, times and the unique charism he continues to bestow on the Church through the Franciscan movement. We will study biographical information, read and reflect on his writings, his spirituality and his special gifts of simplicity, poverty and joy. Included will be a brief but important look at St. Francis in art, what others have written about St. Francis and Franciscan saints such as St. Clare, St. Anthony, St. Bonaventure and St. Maximilian Kolbe. No course on St. Francis would be complete without a study of Assisi and the special place that city holds for Franciscans and countless others. This course offers the student an opportunity to appreciate and value not just the life of this remarkable person and saint but to seriously consider the Franciscan ideals embodied by those who follow St. Francis today as a viable avenue to pursue Christ as a disciple by imitating the path St. Francis modeled. Limited Enrollment “Seek His Kingdom above all else. Make it the most important thing in your life. Everything else must be sought in view of this Kingdom.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 12
6405  CATECHETICS - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 12th Year Level     Application and Departmental Approval Required ...
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Mrs. Nancy Kennedy, Chairwoman 1103 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course is designed to develop fundamental communication skills, including proficiency in grammar, vocabulary and composition. It introduces the student to literary genres, including poetry, essays, short stories, novels and drama. A study of mythology is included in this course with a view to incorporating a humanities theme as enrichment for course requirements. Course work will also include building a foundation for the English Regents Examination. 1105 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level - Departmental Placement Required Weight: 1.05 Report card grades and recent Standardized Test will be reviewed for Honors Placement. The Freshman English Honors program offers the student the opportunity to explore works of each literary genre at a deeper level. Work of a more advanced nature is discussed and assigned in order to challenge the more gifted student. It is required that the student entering this program be self-motivated and mature in their approach to the demands of a more extensive writing and reading program. Emphasis will be given to analytical and argumentative writing and again, a study of mythology will be a part of the English Program. In addition two major works are to be assigned per quarter. Course work will also include building a foundation for the English Regents Examination. 1203 AMERICAN LITERATURE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 10th Year Level Weight: 1.00 The Sophomore course of study focuses upon the study of American Literature in works representative of the decades spanning America’s Puritan beginnings up to and including works of our modern age. The course emphasizes the trend in the written word, which reflects the growth of the American spirit and its values. To this end, students are also encouraged to master the literary genres represented in the course selections and to acquire those additional skills needed for proficiency in composition and grammar. The course will also include practice in vocabulary study and the written expression necessary for building a solid foundation for the English Regents Examination. 1205 AMERICAN LITERATURE HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 10th Year Level Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. The American Literature Honors course focuses on the development of American literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Twain and Whitman are emphasized. It is required that the student entering this program be self-motivated and mature in their approach to the demands of a more extensive writing and reading program. The required writing is devoted to an analysis of the literature in the area of structure, character development, theme, use of symbolism and figurative language, thereby enabling the students to acquire gradually the skills of literary criticism. Vocabulary and writing skills are stressed. American Literature Honors is designed for students of above average motivation. Course work will also include building a foundation for the English Regents. 13
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Mrs. Nancy Kennedy, Chairwoman 1103  INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Full Year Course - 1 Credi...
1303 BRITISH LITERATURE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course surveys the growth of British Literature and examines the factors, which have determined its evolution. The contribution of British Literature and its influence in the thought of each time period will be studied, so that students will be able to ascertain in what manner, movements, beliefs or theories shaped its form. Students are required to study and to recognize the writers’ techniques and devices used in each genre. At this level of English, students are required to study the proper method of writing a formal research paper and submit a research paper as a Junior year requirement. Students are required to take the English Regents Examination and Final Examination. 1305 WESTERN LITERATURE HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. The Junior Honors course examines the beginnings of Western thought in the works of Homer, Aristotle, Plato and the Greek Classical tragedians such as Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides. It emphasizes a study of mythology and its subsequent expression by artists in various disciplines at different times. With the birth of Christ, art assumed a new expression and a closer study brings to light the influence of Christian thought alongside the Greek Classical tradition and how these two major influences were embraced and engendered in important works of literature in time periods up to and including the Victorian Age. Students will be taught the elements of writing a formal research paper. Students are required to take the English Regents Examination and Final Examination. 1434 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Level Weight: 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. The Advanced Language and Composition Course is a College Course for students who are prepared and eager to accept the challenge of introductory college-level work in English. AP Language and Composition is primarily a writing course in which students read and carefully analyze a broad and challenging collection of writings as well as visual texts to deepen their awareness of how writers use language effectively. Grammar usage, mechanics and vocabulary instruction will occur in the context of student writing and in the analysis of written passages. Signature of Chairperson is required. 1424 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 12th Year Level Weight: 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. The Advanced Literature and Composition course, open to Seniors, is a college course with emphasis on the critical approach to literature and its expression in analytical writing. Advanced philosophical, theological and psychological principles will be studied in conjunction with the works to which they apply. The reading and writing requirements for this course are extensive and should only be undertaken by highly motivated students. The Advanced Placement Examination, taken in May, is a requirement of this course. Signature of Chairperson is required. 14
1303  BRITISH LITERATURE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Weight  1.00  This course surveys the growth of Briti...
1483 1474 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH / PUBLIC SPEAKING - HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. The full year speech course is divided into two semester courses. Introduction to Speech is a developmental course, which focuses on the basic skills of clear, emphatic speech. The phonetic alphabet is used as the foundation of linguistic analysis combined with literary reading as the evaluative criteria for formal presentations. Public Speaking builds on skills of clarity and emphasis while expanding instruction to include the construction and delivery of a variety of public speaking experiences. A comprehensive paper will be required each quarter. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. SENIORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE EITHER A FULL YEAR ENGLISH COURSE OR TWO ½ YEAR ENGLISH COURSES 1403 MODERN LITERATURE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 Modern Literature introduces students to the concepts, ideas and literary philosophy, which shaped the twentieth century. Essential concepts such as modern psychology and the differing philosophies of our modern world are explored. Study focuses on the major writers of the modern age, and the varied genres of their works. Because secular philosophies of literature reflect modern society, students are challenged to understand, compare and revitalize their Catholic values. THE ½ YEAR COURSES ARE PAIRED TOGETHER AS FRAMED: To enter these Honors Courses, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. These are college courses in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 1415 WORLD LITERATURE I: FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE RENAISSANCE – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Half Year Course – ½ Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.05 The focus of this course will be “the development of the common culture” and the mores of different societies as illustrated in a sampling of the following works cited: The Old Testament, (emphasis on Genesis, Exodus and Job), The Divine Comedy – Dante, Paradise Lost – Milton. Poetry selections by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Petrarch, The Iliad – Homer, Medea – Euripides and Spenser may also be covered. The course work will deal with a major theme in each quarter exploring the many facets of life. A major paper on any of the works covered in a quarter will be assigned. Several short writing assignments will be given throughout the quarter to enable students to cull information from previous writing assignments in preparation for research leading to the major paper. 1425 WORLD LITERATURE II: THE ENLIGHTENMENT THE PRESENT – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Half Year Course – ½ Credit 12th Year Level - Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 The development of the various national cultures of American and European civilization during the 18th, 19th and earlier 20th centuries will be illustrated through literary masterpieces of such writers as: Voltaire, Swift, Blake, Dickinson, Mann, Ibsen, Kafka, Yeats. The twelfth year student will also become familiar with literary criticism and also achieving proficiency in the style and form of college level writing. 15
1483 1474  INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH   PUBLIC SPEAKING - HONORS  LIU POST CREDIT  Full Year Course - 1 Credit 12th Year Level...
To enter these Honors Courses, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. These are college courses in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 1445 MODERN DRAMA- HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) Half Year Course – ½ Credit 12th Year Level - Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 This college course will consist of an exploration of modern drama through a study of such authors as Ibsen, Albee, Sartre, Miller, Strindberg, Hellman, Williams and Kushner. Students will study the social, political, cultural and psychological influences of these American and European playwrights and examine the connections of their works to the world today. 1455 LITERATURE OF NEW YORK – HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) Half Year Course – ½ Credit 12th Year Level – Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 An examination of literary works – spanning all genres – set in New York that explore the city as a site of material ambition, romance, cultural diversity, wealth, poverty, and alienation. We will explore through both a sociological lens and a psychological lens how the city impacts human lives. We will analyze the use of New York City as not only a setting, but also as a character in her own way. Among the works to be read in the course are such New York novels such as The Great Gatsby and The Natural, plays such as A View from the Bridge and Angels in America, poetry by Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman, and various short stories and essays featured in The New Yorker. To enter these Honors Courses, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is finalized by Departmental approval and is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. These are college courses in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 1485 IDEAS AND THEMES IN LITERATURE: A Walk in the Ruins: Wrongdoing and the Journey Back – HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) Half Year Course – ½ Credit 12th Year Level – Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 This course will seek to explore the ideas of sin and redemption in its various forms. Students will study the works of authors such as Flannery O’Connor, Graham Greene, C.S. Lewis and Walker Percy among others. Discussions of literary works, critical essays and films will focus on the authors’ or directors’ perception of good and evil in society. Additionally, contemporary articles and essays will be utilized to offer varying world views bringing perspectives of works of fiction into the real world. 1495 LITERARY FORMS AND GENRES: Dystopian Literature and The Quest for a Perfect World – HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) Half Year Course – ½ Credit 12th Year Level – Departmental Approval Required Weight: 1.05 For centuries authors have created works of literature, prophetic and otherwise about the state of the world. The concepts of surveillance, mob mentality, social equality and reliance on technology are just a few of the issues touched upon by these authors that serve as warnings for today’s reader. This course will engage students through various mediums including short stories, poems, novels and films. It will enlarge the scope of the conversation, and will touch on topics relevant to the time. It will allow students to evaluate the prophesies of these authors as well as ask them to evaluate these thoughts and opinions. The goal is for students to leave the classroom with not only an increased knowledge of great literature, but also a heightened awareness of their roles in this world. To gain an understanding that their choices and behaviors today can impact society tomorrow will serve them well going forward. 16
To enter these Honors Courses, a minimum of 90  in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance...
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Mr. Bruce Engel, Director of Music Mrs. Marie Novara, Director of Art 8873 8877 8883 8887 CHORUS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to all Students - Pre-requisite - Approval of Choral Director Required Weight: 1.00 St. Anthony’s Chorus is an academic subject within the Music Program, consisting of Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Members of the Chorus are required to sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass music in the Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as provide Liturgical Music for Religious and Special Events. The choral repertoire spans the Medieval Era to the Modern Musical Era. 8875 8880 8885 8890 GREGORIAN SCHOLA HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to Junior and Senior Schola Members only - Pre-requisite – Selection by the Choral Director Weight: 1.05 To enter the Gregorian Honors course, a minimum of 90% average and the selection by the Director is required. In addition to Chorus, the Schola Member must also perform at Schola Events and serve the Chorus in a leadership position. Additionally, honors projects are required each quarter encompassing musical analysis, artistic investigation, architectural perspective, cultural progress and historical developments surrounding each of the musical epochs of Western Music. Additionally, historical and musical analysis of the compositions being performed, with tests and academic reports, are an integral component of this class. Time will be allocated in which the academic components of this course will be taught and exams administered. 8874 8878 8884 8889 SOPHOMORE CHORUS HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to Sophomore Officers - Pre-requisite - Appointment of Choral Director Weight: 1.05 To enter the Sophomore Honors course, a minimum of 90% average and the appointment by the Director is required. In addition to Chorus, the Sophomore student will be called upon to perform at Special Events and serve the Chorus in a leadership position. Additionally, honors projects are required each quarter encompassing musical analysis, artistic investigation, architectural perspective, cultural progress and historical developments surrounding each of the musical epochs of Western Music. 8813 CONCERT BAND Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to 9th and 10th Grade Students - Pre-requisite: Audition and Approval of Band Director Required Weight: 1.00 This is a performance course for students with intermediate band skills. The student develops technical skills through the study of varied musical material, challenging the student’s ability in rhythm, technique, and aesthetic quality. Basic pep band techniques will also be introduced. Members of the Concert Band are required to perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as three athletic events. Private lessons are encouraged for all; however, private lessons are mandatory for all percussionist and pianist. 8823 SYMPHONIC BAND Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to all Students - Pre-requisite: Audition and Approval of Band Director Required Weight: 1.00 This is a performance course for students with advanced skills in instrumental music. The student continues to sharpen musical skills, develop an understanding of performance technique, and examine analytic, historical, and interpretive elements of symphonic literature. Members of the Symphonic Band are required to perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts. Private study is required for all 9th and 10th grade students, and all grades of percussionist and pianist. 17
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Mr. Bruce Engel, Director of Music Mrs. Marie Novara, Director of Art 8873 8877 8883 8887  CHORUS Ful...
8825 SYMPHONIC BAND HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to all Students - Pre-requisite: Audition and Approval of Band Director Required Weight: 1.05 Private Lessons Required To enter this Honors course, a minimum of 90% average and a teacher recommendation is required. In addition to Symphonic Band, student must also perform in Chamber Music Ensemble or Pep Band, as well as serve the ensemble in a leadership position. Additionally, historical and musical analysis of the compositions being performed, with tests and academic reports, are an integral component of this class. 8843 CHAMBER MUSIC Full Year Course - 1 Credit Pre-requisite: Private lessons and participation in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and/or Orchestra. This is a performance course for students with advanced skills in instrumental music. The student becomes a member of a small instrumental ensemble and continues to sharpen musical skills and develop an understanding of chamber music performance techniques. All instrumental combinations will be considered. 8833 JAZZ BAND Full Year Course - 1/2 Credit Open to all Students Pre-requisite: Audition Required/Approval of Band Director. Student must be in Concert Band, Symphonic Band or Orchestra (except guitar and bass guitar) Weight: 1.00 This course meets every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. This is a performance course for students with advanced instrumental ability. Music played is from the Big Band sound to today’s pop style literature. Members of the Jazz Band are required to perform in the Christmas, Spring and special concerts. 8835 JAZZ BAND - HONORS Full Year Course - 1/2 Credit Open to all Students Pre-requisite: Audition Required/Approval of Band Director. Weight: 1.05 Open to all Students in the instrumental music department This course meets every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. To enter this honors course, each student must audition for the Jazz Band Director or obtain a recommendation from the Jazz Band Director. This is a performance course for students with advanced skills in jazz music. The student will further sharpen musical skills and examine historical and interpretive elements in written and improvised jazz music. All students in the honors jazz band will be required to take an improvised solo at two of our three public appearances (Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, or Jazz Band Concert). Students will also be required to write one single-spaced, five page paper on a jazz related topic of the Jazz Band Director’s choosing. Lastly, students will attend extra rehearsals and learn additional, more challenging music to be presented at the St. Anthony’s Jazz Band Concert. 8853 ORCHESTRA Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open To All Students - Pre-requisite: Approval of Orchestra Director Required Weight: 1.00 This is a performance course designed specifically for Orchestral Instrumentalist of varied ability. Through technical direction, sectional practice, ensemble technique, and aesthetic overview, the student develops skills necessary for the critical performance of symphonic literature. Members of the Orchestra are required to perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts. Private study is encouraged for all; however, private study is required for all winds, brass, percussion and pianist. 18
8825  SYMPHONIC BAND HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to all Students - Pre-requisite  Audition and Approval of Ban...
8855 ORCHESTRA HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open To All Students - Pre-requisite: Approval of Orchestra Director Required Weight: 1.05 Private Lessons Required To enter this Honors course, a minimum of 90% average and a teacher recommendation is required. In addition to Orchestra, student must also perform in Chamber Music Ensemble or Pep Band, as well as serve the ensemble in a leadership position. Additionally, historical and musical analysis of the compositions being performed, with tests and academic reports, are an integral component of this class. 8863 PIANO/ORGAN KEYBOARD SKILLS Full Year Course – 1 Credit – this course does not fulfill NY State requirement for Fine Arts Open To All Students - Pre-requisite: Audition by Teacher Required for Placement Weight: 1.00 A hands-on survey of introductory piano and organ technique, repertoire, and history. Covered topics include: note-reading, scale theory, chord theory, harmonic theory, rhythmic training, right and left hand technique, pedal technique, and an introduction to both instruments’ repertory and history. Students will have time on their instrument during every class period, and will be required to devote significant, and regularly scheduled, time outside of class for practice. A sizeable portion of the course will be focused on Catholic Liturgical music and its relationship with the organ. All choral and instrumental students are especially encouraged to take this course, as all musicians will need a basic understanding of these skills for future study at the undergraduate level. 8861 INTRODUCTION TO BAGPIPES Full Year Course – 1 Credit Open to All Students Weight: 1.00 This course meets every Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This course is open to all students seeking to learn how to play the Great Highland Bagpipes. Students are not required to have any previous musical experience, only the desire to learn and the commitment to practicing their lessons. Students are provided with a practice chanter and receive basic level instructions in reading, writing, listening and playing activities to begin developing their basic skills, playing skills and musical notation skills as it pertains to Bagpiping. By the conclusion of this course, a student will begin to transition from playing a practice chanter to playing a Great Highland Bagpipe. 8862 BAGPIPES Full Year Course – 1 Credit Open to All Students - Pre-requisite: Intro. To Bagpipes (or equivalent) Student Must Be Able to Read Music Weight: 1.00 This course meets every Thursday at 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a performance course for students with basic skills in bagpiping. The student will continue to develop their skills in playing the Great Highland Bagpipe and become a member of the Celtic Friars Pipe Band. The student continues to develop musical skills through the study of varied musical material and performance techniques. Basic show and marching band techniques will also be introduced. Members of the Celtic Friars Pipe Band are required to perform in various concerts, parades and for athletic events. 8865 BAGPIPES - HONORS Full Year Course – 1 Credit Open to All Students – Pre-requisite: Audition and Approval of Pipe Band Director Required Weight: 1.05 This course meets every Thursday at 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Teacher recommendation is required. This is a performance course for students with advanced skills in bagpiping. The student will further sharpen musical skills and examine historical and interpretive elements of classical bagpiping, Piobaireachd. The student will serve in a leadership position with Celtic Friars Pipe Band while performing in various concerts, parades, athletic events, and both Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (E.U.S.P.B.A.) Metropolitan Branch sanctioned Individual and Band Competition events. Historical and musical analysis of the compositions being performed, with tests and academic reports, are an integral component of this class. 19
8855  ORCHESTRA HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open To All Students - Pre-requisite  Approval of Orchestra Director Re...
8911 INTRODUCTION TO HIGHLAND PIPE BAND DRUMMING Full Year Course – 1 Credit Open to All Students Weight: 1.00 This course meets every Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This course is open to all students seeking to learn how to play Highland Snare, Bass, or Tenor Drums. Students are not required to have any previous musical experience, only the desire to learn and the commitment to practicing their lessons. Students are provided with a practice pad and 1 pair of drum sticks/mallets and receive basic level instructions in reading, writing, listening and playing activities to begin developing their basic skills, playing skills and musical notation skills as it pertains to Pipe Drum Drumming. By the conclusion of this course, a student will begin to transition from playing on a practice pad to playing a Snare, Bass or Tenor Drum. 8912 HIGHLAND PIPE BAND DRUMMING Full Year Course – 1 Credit Open to All Students - Pre-requisite: Intro. To Highland Pipe Band Drumming (or equivalent) Student Must Be Able to Read Music Weight: 1.00 This course meets every Thursday at 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a performance course for students with basic skills in Pipe Band Drumming. The student will continue to develop their skills in playing the Snare, Bass, or Tenor Drum and become a member of the Celtic Friars Pipe Band. The student continues to develop musical skills through the study of varied musical material and performance techniques. Basic show and marching band techniques will also be introduced. Members of the Celtic Friars Pipe Band are required to perform in various concerts, parades and for athletic events. 8915 HIGHLAND PIPE BAND DRUMMING - HONORS Full Year Course – 1 Credit Open to All Students – Pre-requisite: Audition and Approval of Pipe Band Director Required Weight: 1.05 This course meets every Thursday at 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Teacher recommendation is required. This is a performance course for students with advanced skills in Pipe Band Drumming. The student will further sharpen musical skills and examine historical and interpretive elements of classical bagpiping, Piobaireachd. The student will serve in a leadership position with Celtic Friars Pipe Band while performing in various concerts, parades, athletic events, and both Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (E.U.S.P.B.A.) Metropolitan Branch sanctioned Individual and Band Competition events. Historical and musical analysis of the compositions being performed, with tests and academic reports, are an integral component of this class. 8653 MUSIC THEORY Full Year Course - 1 Credit 10th, 11th and 12th Year Level - Pre-requisite: Student Must Be Able To Read Music - Approval of Music Instructor Required Weight: 1.00 This course is open only to students who read music. Students are provided with reading, writing, singing, and listening activities to sharpen their skills of musical notation. Topics include terminology, construction of scales, intervals, chords, basic harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic patterns, techniques of analysis, score reading, dynamics and phrasing, as well as an introduction to the methods of musical composition. Passing of musical aptitude test is mandatory. 20
8911  INTRODUCTION TO HIGHLAND PIPE BAND DRUMMING Full Year Course     1 Credit Open to All Students Weight  1.00  This co...
8183 THEATRE ARTS I: An Introduction to Acting and Improvisation Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to All Students Fulfills the Graduation Requirement of 1 Full Credit in Fine Arts Weight: 1.00 This course will explore the fundamentals of acting and improvisation. Small and large group activities explore and express the balance of exterior and interior life through the development of basic body and vocal techniques, sensory awareness, pantomime, public speaking and improvisation. The goal of the course is to develop the student's concentration, creativity, individuality, and selfexpression while gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of theatre. Students will build upon the skills learned in the first half of the course in hope of creating a spontaneous life on stage through a variety of short and long form improvisations modeled after the intro class of the UCB (Upright Citizen's Brigade), a professional improvisational theatre/training center located in New York City. 8185 THEATRE ARTS I HONORS: An Introduction to Acting and Improvisation Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to Advanced Beginners Fulfills the Graduation Requirement of 1 Full Credit in Fine Arts Weight: 1.05 This course offers students who have a theatrical background an opportunity to further develop their acting and improvisation skills at a more advanced level. Small and large group activities explore and express the balance of exterior and interior life through the development of basic body and vocal techniques, sensory awareness, pantomime, public speaking and improvisation. The goal of the course is to develop the student's concentration, creativity, individuality, and self-expression while gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of theatre. Students will build upon the skills learned in the first half of the course in hope of creating a spontaneous life on stage through a variety of short and long form improvisations modeled after the intro class of the UCB (Upright Citizen's Brigade), a professional improvisational theatre/training center located in New York City. 8123 IMPROVISATION One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Open only to students who took Creative Dramatics and need to complete the additional ½ credit in Drama as a graduation requirement This course is only being offered during the 2015/2016 school year. Weight: 1.00 Improvisation is a performance program wherein students build on the skills studied in the previous theatre course in hopes of creating a spontaneous life on stage. Students create their own situations, characters, dialogue and movement. Specific attention is given to the basic elements of improvisation: WHO (character/relationship), WHAT (conflict), and WHERE (environment). Individual and group exercises aim to develop the student’s creativity, imagination, concentration and spontaneity. The course is modeled after the intro class of the UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade), a professional improvisational theatre/training center located in New York City. 8125 IMPROVISATION HONORS One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Open only to students who took Creative Dramatics or Creative Dramatics Honors and need to complete the additional ½ credit in Drama as a graduation requirement This course is only being offered during the 2015/2016 school year. Weight: 1.05 Improvisation Honors offers students who took Creative Dramatics Honors an opportunity to build on the skills studied in the previous theatre course in hopes of creating a spontaneous life on stage at a more advanced level and with higher expectations. Specific attention is given to the basic elements of improvisation: WHO (character/relationship), WHAT (conflict/plot), and WHERE (environment). Individual and group exercises aim to develop the student’s creativity, imagination, concentration and spontaneity. The course is modeled after the intro class of the UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade), a professional improvisational theatre/training center located in New York City 21
8183  THEATRE ARTS I  An Introduction to Acting and Improvisation Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open to All Students Fulfill...
8145 THEATRE ARTS II HONORS: SCENE STUDY One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Open to all students Pre-requisite: Approval of Drama Instructor Required Weight: 1.05 Theatre Arts II Honors: Scene Study is a course in advanced acting which applies the skills achieved in the preliminary theatre courses directly to dramatic literature. The development of characterization and character relationships as they stem from the playwright’s words is key to the dramatic process. Students will explore the objectives and motivations of characters from a variety of different plays while learning the basics of staging a theatrical scene. The goal of the course is to prepare the serious student for continued work at the college level. Attendance at an outside performance is mandatory. 8203 STUDIO IN ART Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open To All Students Fulfills the Graduation Requirements of 1 Full Credit in Fine Art Weight: 1.00 This course for beginners is a hands-on studio experience for students wishing to explore and strengthen their artistic talents. It introduces the Elements and Principles of Design, and teaches students to successfully incorporate them into their own artwork. Students will become knowledgeable about and make use of varied art materials. Major periods and figures in the history of art are touched upon in conjunction with class projects. 8205 STUDIO IN ART - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Open To Advanced Beginners Fulfills the Graduation Requirements of 1 Full Credit in Fine Art Weight: 1.05 Studio in Art Honors offers students with a stronger artistic background the opportunity to explore art at a deeper level. Basic skills are reviewed, and students study the Elements and Principles of Design. Students also delve into art as it relates to marketing and advertising. Major periods and figures in the history of art are touched upon in conjunction with class projects. 8455 PORTFOLIO PREP - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Pre-requisite: Drawing (8403) or Painting (8433) or approval of Art Director Weight: 1.05 This is a course to prepare students who are planning a future career in art as well as for those who want to embrace their artistic talent as an integral part of their identity. Students will create a portfolio that contains quality artwork. This will include a body of work with a specific area of concentration that is an in depth commitment to a particular artistic concern. Students’ work will encompass a breadth of experiences in the formal, technical, and expressive means available to artists. 8403 DRAWING One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Pre-requisite - Successful Completion of Studio In Art (8203) or approval of Art Director Required Weight: 1.00 This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to perceive a subject with an artist’s eye. Emphasis is placed on learning to draw realistically. 8475 ADVANCED ART - HONORS One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Pre-requisite - Drawing (8403) or Painting (8433) or Approval of Art Director Weight: 1.05 This is a theme-based course that empowers students to continue their mastery of either paints or drawing materials as they create well designed and meaningful artwork. Students will strengthen skills learned in their prior art course, and at the same time further develop their own creative style. Throughout the course students will be introduced to and taught to master additional art materials within their area of concentration. 22
8145  THEATRE ARTS II HONORS  SCENE STUDY One Semester Course - 1 2 Credit Open to all students Pre-requisite  Approval of...
8413 CERAMICS One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit No pre-requisite Weight: 1.00 This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design in clay. Students are taught the basic methods of hand building and the principles of decoration, design in clay, and glazing. Students are presented with the history of ceramics and its development in different cultures. 8433 PAINTING One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Pre-requisite - Successful Completion of Studio in Art (8203) or approval of Art Director Required Weight: 1.00 This is a course that teaches the student to use paint effectively as a form of visual expression. Students will create projects using acrylic paint and experiment with different styles and techniques. 8443 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 Digital Photography focuses on developing a student’s skills in both composition and creative picture taking. Students are required to have a digital camera at the first class meeting. It must have a minimum of 4 scene modes that exist within the camera. For the student who is serious about pursuing photography as a possible career path, a SLR (single-lens reflex) digital camera with a full range of f-stops and shutter speeds is recommended. Students’ grades will not be impacted by their choice of digital camera as long as they have one that meets the minimum requirement. 8513 VIDEO PRODUCTION One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 Video Production is a course that teaches the student how to create short visual narratives from concept to finish with the use of video cameras, scriptwriting software, and iMovie editing software. Students will study basic equipment operation, all phases of production, film composition, basic lighting and audio planning, and visual storytelling. “No matter how burdensome is a Commandment, no matter how bitter it may sound, nonetheless, it is sweet and easily put into practice if motivated by love.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 23
8413  CERAMICS One Semester Course - 1 2 Credit No pre-requisite Weight  1.00  This course introduces the student to the f...
FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Mrs. Maritza Acosta, Chairwoman 5103 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight: 1.00 This course starts with the very basics of French, and slowly builds from that point. Students will begin with simple concepts and gradually segue into more advanced vocabulary and grammar. Foundations in conversation, pronunciation, and oral drill are presented in conjunction with grammar and vocabulary. Writing is initially structured and imitative. Students should eventually be able to independently write and understand simple sentences. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. 5113 FRENCH 9 EXPERIENCED Full Year Course - 1 Credit Approval by the Chairwoman Weight: 1.00 This course is designed for those students who have one to two years of formal study of the language (beyond simple vocabulary). Students will review the basics that they have already learned, and then continue learning additional grammar and vocabulary. Foundations in conversation, pronunciation, and oral drill are presented in conjunction with grammar and vocabulary. Writing is initially structured and imitative. Students should eventually be able to independently write and understand simple sentences. 5105 FRENCH 9 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Approval by the Chairwoman Weight: 1.05 This course is designed for those students who have completed two years of formal study (both vocabulary and grammar) and who have achieved an average of 90%. Strong grades in English are also required. All basic vocabulary and grammar skills will be reviewed and intensified at a steady pace, and eventually new grammar and vocabulary will be introduced. Students should eventually be able to understand and write basic sentences. Placement is at the discretion of the Foreign Language Faculty. 5153 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight: 1.00 This course starts with the very basics of Spanish, and slowly builds from that point. Students will begin with simple concepts such as days of the week, numbers, the alphabet, and gradually segue into more advanced vocabulary and grammar. Foundations in conversation, pronunciation, and oral drill are presented in conjunction with grammar and vocabulary. Writing is initially structured and imitative. Students should eventually be able to independently write and understand simple sentences. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. 5163 SPANISH 9 EXPERIENCED Full Year Course - 1 Credit Approval by the Chairwoman Weight: 1.00 This course is designed for those students who have one to two years of formal study of the language (beyond simple vocabulary). Students will review the basics that they have already learned, and then continue learning additional grammar and vocabulary. Foundations in conversation, pronunciation, and oral drill are presented in conjunction with grammar and vocabulary. Writing is initially structured and imitative. Students should eventually be able to independently write and understand simple sentences. 24
FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Mrs. Maritza Acosta, Chairwoman 5103  INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weigh...
5155 SPANISH 9 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Approval by the Chairwoman Weight: 1.05 This course is designed for those students who have completed two years of formal study (both vocabulary and grammar) and who have achieved an average of 90%. Strong grades in English are also required. All basic vocabulary and grammar skills will be reviewed and intensified at a steady pace, and eventually new grammar and vocabulary will be introduced. Students should eventually be able to understand and write basic sentences. Placement is at the discretion of the Foreign Language Faculty. 5173 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level – Mandatory interview at registration Weight: 1.00 This course is designed for those students who are coming from a Spanish speaking household and would like to enhance their native language skills. Students will be taught entirely in Spanish, starting with an introduction of basic Spanish grammar and becoming more intense as the year progresses. A study of culture, geography, art, music and current events will be included. The course will encourage the Spanish speaking students to learn about their heritage in their own native language in an accelerated program. 5203 FRENCH 10 Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Successful Completion of French 9 (5103) or (5105) Transfer Students Are Placed With Approval of the Chairwoman Weight: 1:00 Increased emphasis on conversation and comprehension, and review and intensification of grammatical structures constitute the work of this course. Grammar learned in the previous course is reviewed early on in the year, with new more advanced grammar gradually introduced throughout the year. Vocabulary is also reviewed, with students expected to learn a steady stream of new vocabulary. Reading material from texts and workbooks are of progressive importance. Vocabulary, contemporary expressions, and writing continue to be guided rather than creative. 5205 FRENCH 10 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. [See course Description for French 10 (5203)] Increased emphasis on conversation and comprehension, and review and intensification of grammatical structures constitute the work of this course. Grammar learned in the previous course is reviewed early on in the year, with new, more advanced grammar and vocabulary gradually introduced throughout the year. Reading material from texts and workbooks are of progressive importance. Vocabulary, contemporary expressions, and writing continue to be guided rather than creative. All work in the honors program is of a more intensive nature. Additional vocabulary, grammatical structure, and writing, along with more conversation and reading constitute the basis of the Honors Program. The program is intended for the competitive student in the study of Foreign Language. 5253 SPANISH 10 Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Spanish 9 (5153) or (5155) Transfer Students are placed with Approval of the Chairwoman Weight: 1.00 Increased emphasis on conversation and comprehension, and review and intensification of grammatical structures constitute the work of this course. Grammar learned in the previous course is reviewed early on in the year, with new more advanced grammar gradually introduced throughout the year. Vocabulary is also reviewed, with students expected to learn a steady stream of new vocabulary. Reading material from texts and workbooks are of progressive importance. Vocabulary, contemporary expressions, and writing continue to be guided rather than creative. 25
5155  SPANISH 9 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Approval by the Chairwoman Weight  1.05  This course is designed for th...
5263 SPANISH 10 EXPERIENCED Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Spanish 9 Beginners (5153) or Spanish 9 Experienced (5163) Teacher Recommendation Required Weight: 1.00 This course is designed for those students who have completed the first year of formal study of Spanish at St. Anthony’s. This course maintains higher levels of conversation, comprehension, writing and reading. Spanish 10 Experienced is designed for students who are comfortable with the basic grammar and vocabulary concepts from their previous year of study, and who will benefit from an indepth program of language study. 5255 SPANISH 10 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. [See Course Description for Spanish 9 5153.] Increased emphasis on conversation and comprehension, and review and intensification of grammatical structures constitute the work of this course. Grammar learned in the previous course is reviewed early on in the year, with new, more advanced grammar and vocabulary gradually introduced throughout the year. Reading material from texts and workbooks are of progressive importance. Vocabulary, contemporary expressions, and writing continue to be guided rather than creative. All work in the honors program is of a more intensive nature. Additional vocabulary, grammatical structure, and writing, along with more conversation and reading constitute the basis of the Honors Program. The program is intended for the competitive student in the study of Foreign Language. 5303 FRENCH 11 Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Successful Completion of French 10 (5203) or (5205) Transfer Students Require Approval of Chairwoman Weight: 1.00 This course integrates all four skills: conversation, comprehension, reading, and writing. In order to give the student a real ability to use the target language effectively, most communication is in the foreign language. While much of the previously learned grammar and vocabulary is reinforced, new topics will be continually introduced. Sophomore students who are enrolled in this level must take French 12 after completing this course in order to fulfill St. Anthony’s High School requirement of a three-year course of foreign language study. Checkpoint B Exam will be taken at the end of the course. 5305 FRENCH 11 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course is partially conducted in the target language. The course integrates the four skills: conversation, comprehension, reading, and writing. While much of the previously learned grammar and vocabulary is reinforced, new topics will be continually introduced. Grammatical and structural review is limited to necessity. While this level covers similar material to French 11, the work is done at a more intense level. Checkpoint B Exam will be taken at the end of the course. 26
5263  SPANISH 10 EXPERIENCED Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite  Successful Completion of Spanish 9 Beginners  5153 ...
5353 SPANISH 11 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Spanish 10 (5253) Transfer Students Require Approval of Chairwoman Weight: 1.00 This course integrates all four skills: conversation, comprehension, reading, and writing. In order to give the student a real ability to use the target language effectively, most communication is in the foreign language. While much of the previously learned grammar and vocabulary is reinforced, new topics will be continually introduced. Sophomore students who are enrolled in this level must take Spanish 12 after completing this course in order to fulfill St. Anthony’s High School requirement of a three-year course of foreign language study. Checkpoint B Exam will be taken at the end of the course. 5355 SPANISH 11 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course is partially conducted in the target language. The course integrates the four skills: conversation, comprehension, reading, and writing. While much of the previously learned grammar and vocabulary is reinforced, new topics will be continually introduced. Grammatical and structural review is limited to necessity. While this level covers similar material to Spanish 11, the work is done at a more intense level. Checkpoint B Exam will be taken at the end of the course. 5403 FRENCH 12 (Conversation and Culture) Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 11 (5303) with an 85% average. Recommendation of French 11 Teacher Weight 1.00 Conversation, reading, and contemporary cultural information form the basis of this course. Faculty choose material intended to cover a wide range of cultural, social and historical topics. Traditional literature excerpts are also introduced, as well as music, film and contemporary events. Students taking this level are expected to maintain the grammatical and vocabulary skills that they have built during their previous years of study. The course is partially conducted in the target language. 5405 FRENCH 12 - HONORS (Conversation and Literature) Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course contains a concise review of advanced grammar with intensive reading and conversation based on everyday topics and on readings taken from a wide range of literary and non-literary materials. Students taking this level are expected to maintain the grammatical and vocabulary skills that they have built during their previous years of study. They are also expected to participate in class, using the target language as much as possible. The course is taught entirely in the target language. The College Board Achievement Test (SAT II) may be taken at different times during the year. 27
5353  SPANISH 11 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th Year Level Prerequisite  Successful Completion of Spanish 10  5253  Tran...
5404 ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH 12 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th &12th Year Level - Permission of Chairwoman Required Weight 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. A summer assignment packet will be provided to accepted students. This full year Foreign Language course is designed to help students succeed on the AP Exam, which is given in May. The class will be conducted primarily in French, and will focus on a wide range of advanced grammar topics. Students will be expected to use French as much as possible in the classroom, and should understand that significant amount of independent work will be required outside of class (reading French websites or magazines, listening to French radio or television stations, etc.) in order to fully benefit from advanced language study. All four components of language learning will be strengthened: speaking, reading writing and comprehension. This is an intense class, which requires a high level of dedication on the part of the student. Limited Enrollment 5453 SPANISH 12 (Conversation and Culture) Full Year Course - 1 Credit Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 11 (5353) / with an 85% average Recommendation of Spanish 11 Teacher Required Weight: 1.00 Conversation, reading, and contemporary cultural information form the basis of this course. Faculty choose material intended to cover a wide range of cultural, social and historical topics. Traditional literature excerpts are also introduced, as well as music, film and contemporary events. Students taking this level are expected to maintain the grammatical and vocabulary skills that they have built during their previous years of study. The course is partially conducted in the target language. 5455 SPANISH 12 HONORS - (Conversation and Literature) Full Year Course - 1 Credit Weight 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course contains a concise review of advanced grammar with intensive reading and conversation based on everyday topics and on readings taken from a wide range of literary and non-literary materials. Students taking this level are expected to maintain the grammatical and vocabulary skills that they have built during their previous years of study. They are also expected to participate in class, using the target language as much as possible. The course is taught entirely in the target language. The College Board Achievement Test (SAT II) may be taken at different times during the year. 5465 ADVANCED SPANISH 12: CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR – HONORS (ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE CREDIT) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th &12th Year Level - Permission of Chairwoman Required Weight 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. A summer assignment packet will be provided to accepted students. This full year Foreign Language course is divided into two semester courses. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students are encouraged to use the target language not just in class but throughout their day. The class enhances the learning of Spanish culture and different pronunciations through music, song lyrics, TV shows and movies. The students should be able to use Spanish to: understand readings, conversations, presentations by teacher and other students, current event articles, songs and magazines; hold a conversation, have debates, express themselves eloquently in Spanish; and write original short stories and compositions based on works read in class. Some students may take the Advanced Placement Language Exam in May. This is a college course in which St. Francis College will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. Limited Enrollment 28
5404  ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH 12 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th  12th Year Level - Permis...
5454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH 12 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th &12th Year Level - Permission of Chairwoman Required Weight 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This full year Foreign Language course is designed to help students succeed on the AP Exam, which is given in May. The class will be conducted primarily in Spanish, and will focus on a wide range of advanced grammar topics. Students will be expected to use Spanish as much as possible in the classroom, and should understand that significant amount of independent work will be required outside of class (reading Spanish websites or magazines, listening to Spanish radio or television stations, etc.) in order to fully benefit from advanced language study. All four components of language learning will be strengthened: speaking, reading writing and comprehension. This is an intense class, which requires a high level of dedication on the part of the student. Limited Enrollment 5875 LATIN I - HONORS (JUNIORS & SENIORS) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level Pre-requisite: 90% Average in current Foreign Language Course Approval of Current Foreign Language Teacher Weight 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This elective is specifically designed for Juniors and Seniors with at least two (2) years previous study of a foreign language. The course proceeds at an intensive pace by correlating the interdependence of the Romance languages and stressing English derivatives. Major emphasis of the course is on translation and comprehension skills. Ancient civilization and culture are used to complement language study. Students will also receive a comprehensive study of Latin and Greek Etymology. 5845 ITALIAN I - HONORS (JUNIORS & SENIORS) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level Pre-requisite: 90% Average in current Foreign Language Course Approval of Current Foreign Language Teacher Weight: 1.05 This course is designed for the student who is experienced in the study of modern Romance languages. The course will cover all aspects of the Italian language, including grammar, reading, culture, and speaking. While a strong emphasis will be placed on communication, this course will be taught in the traditional manner, with a certain emphasis on conversation. 5815 MANDARIN CHINESE I - HONORS (JUNIORS & SENIORS) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level Pre-requisite: 90% Average in current Foreign Language Course Approval of Chairwoman Required Weight: 1.05 This course is a fundamental one in the grammar, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese (Mandarin). Other aspects of the course include the consideration of Chinese customs and culture, both in their history and in the present daily life of China. This class is intended to be a serious study of a culture and language which is very foreign to American students. All Juniors and Seniors are eligible, with current Foreign Language teacher approval, to select a second language on Level 1 or, if appropriate, Level 2. 29
5454  ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH 12 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th  12th Year Level - Permi...
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Mr. Trevor Anderson, Chairman Guidance Courses - Required Scheduling Annually 0100 FRESHMAN GROUP - FALL SEMESTER Freshmen are divided into small groups facilitated by their assigned guidance counselor. The counselor leads freshmen in discussion regarding the adjustment to high school, the guidance program and the support services available. The counselor works to establish rapport with each student and offers emotional and academic support as necessary. The groups focus on developing effective study habits, drug and alcohol awareness, healthy relationships/dating, sexuality, bullying, as well as other topics related to current events and/or as student circumstances dictate. Discussions aim to help students understand the connection between their work in high school with college preparedness. Course selection for sophomore year is discussed. 0200 SOPHOMORE GROUP - SPRING SEMESTER The purpose of sophomore groups is to reestablish contact between student and counselor. Topics include junior year course selection, academic progress, building self-esteem, career exploration, drug and alcohol awareness, healthy relationships/dating, acquaintance rape, suicide prevention and the implications of misusing technology. PSAT results and SAT/ACT preparation are discussed. 0300 JUNIOR GROUP - SPRING SEMESTER Group work engages juniors in conversation regarding senior course selection, college search and admissions processes, the college essay, drug and alcohol awareness as well as other relevant topics. Students are encouraged to sit for SAT/ACT for college admission. College counselors demonstrate Naviance, college and career software, and contact is established with college counselors for further conferencing. PSAT results and SAT/ACT preparation are discussed. 0400 SENIOR GROUPS - FALL SEMESTER Counselors provide students with instruction regarding the college application process. Comprehensive review of the mechanics of the application process is aimed at supporting students in assuming the responsibility of managing their college applications. Additional topics include stress management, relationships, drug and alcohol awareness and financial aid in addition to other relevant topics. COLLEGE COUNSELING Mrs. Kim Hearney, Director of College Counseling Mr. Tim Clancy, Assistant Director of College Counseling The College Center is available to all students. Generally, senior students and parents request conferences with college counselors during the fall semester while junior students and parents request appointments during the spring semester. Counselors meet with college representatives and keep abreast of the latest college developments. The College Center has computer search capabilities, audio/visual aids, college catalogues and College Center Staff work closely with guidance counselors and students to help facilitate the college application process while coordinating the transmittal of school support materials required by colleges. “In the light of eternal life, all our deeds are useless unless they are tempered with love.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 30
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Mr. Trevor Anderson, Chairman Guidance Courses - Required Scheduling Annually 0100  FRESHMAN GROUP - F...
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Mrs. Karen Scharbach - Chairwoman Notes: All students must own and be able to use an appropriate graphing calculator (TI-83 or any version of the TI-84 - TI-89 is not permitted) NO STUDENT MAY SIT FOR A REGENTS EXAMINATION WITHOUT A GRAPHING CALCULATOR. All courses listed in the Mathematics Department course descriptions as Mathematics courses except 3132 and 3332/3333 are approved by the NCAA and receive one credit under their current guidelines. 3132 TRANSITIONAL ALGEBRA – TWO YEAR ALGEBRA COURSE Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination Required. 9th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Determined by the Department based on Entrance Exam. Weight: 1.00 This course is intended for those incoming students who according to the scores on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam are in need of mathematical skills development. The course will remediate Math 8 topics and will cover introductory topics in Integrated Algebra. Students who pass this course will be enrolled in Integrated Algebra for sophomore year. The Algebra Regents will be taken at the end of Sophomore year. This course is not approved for an NCAA credit. 3133 ALGEBRA 1 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 9th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Successful completion of 8th grade curriculum and fulfillment of all Entrance Exam requirements Weight: 1.00 This course is the first course in the New York State Regents program. This course intensely focuses on Algebra and problem-solving skills with additional topics in functions, graphing analysis and statistics. Goals of the course include that students will identify and justify mathematical relationships and that they will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. This course is intended for students with strong mathematical skills and a thorough knowledge of Math 8 topics. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. 3135 ALGEBRA HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 9th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Successful completion of 8th grade curriculum and fulfillment of Entrance Exam requirement. Weight: 1.05 This course is an ACCELERATED HONORS first course in the New York State Regents program. This course focuses on Algebra and problem-solving skills with additional topics in functions, graphing analysis, and statistics. Goals of the course include that students will identify and justify mathematical relationships and that they will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. It is intended for students who have already demonstrated exceptional mathematical achievement and motivation and whose mathematical skills are superior as measured by the entrance examination. The honors program allows the selected students to progress through the extended curriculum at a rate commensurate with superior ability. All of the topics of Algebra are covered along with selected topics from Geometry. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. 31
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Mrs. Karen Scharbach - Chairwoman Notes  All students must own and be able to use an appropriate gr...
3143 GEOMETRY (FRESHMEN) Full Year Course - 1 Credit – Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 9th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Algebra with Regents Examination Required. Must pass qualifying test administered by St. Anthony’s Mathematic Department. Weight: 1.00 This is the second course in the New York State Regents program. This course focuses primarily on Euclidean Geometry and analytic geometry. The goals of the course include that students will be able to identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally and that they will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. STUDENTS MUST PASS A PLACEMENT EXAMINATION IN ALGEBRA ADMINISTERED IN EARLY APRIL. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SCORE 90% OR BETTER ON THE NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMINATION SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER TAKING ALGEBRA INSTEAD. To enroll in Geometry, students must fulfill the requirements. Additionally, students who enroll in this course must have covered all of the topics in the New York State syllabus and mastered all of the algebraic skills. 3232 ALGEBRA (SOPHOMORES) Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Transitional Algebra Weight: 1.00 This course is the first course in the New York State Regents program. This course intensely focuses on Algebra and problem-solving skills with additional topics in functions, graphing analysis and statistics. Goals of the course include that students will identify and justify mathematical relationships and that they will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. 3243 GEOMETRY (SOPHOMORES) Full Year Course - 1 Credit – Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Algebra Weight: 1.00 This course is the second course in the New York State Regents program. This course focuses primarily on Euclidean Geometry and analytic geometry. The goals of the course include that students will be able to identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally and that they will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. 3245 GEOMETRY HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit – Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Algebra Weight: 1.05 This course is the second course in the New York State Regents program and is an HONORS AND ACCELERATED CLASS. This course focuses primarily on Euclidean Geometry and analytic geometry. The goals of the course include that students will be able to identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally and that they will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. To enter this Honors ACCELERATED Course, a minimum of 90% in the Algebra Honors course and a teacher recommendation is required. Students in Integrated Algebra, in addition to satisfying these requirements, must obtain the written approval of the chairperson and pass a qualifying test in June. This course is the second course of the four-year Honors Program. All of the topics from Geometry are covered and augmented. Many topics from Intermediate Algebra 2 and Trigonometry are also presented. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. Students must have completed all of the topics in 3135, which includes six units from Integrated Geometry. Students who did not complete Algebra Honors at St. Anthony’s are required to study and pass a test on six chapters of Geometry before being allowed to take Geometry Honors. A qualifying test is given in June. Incoming freshmen must also complete the six extra chapters to be placed into Geometry Honors. 32
3143  GEOMETRY  FRESHMEN  Full Year Course - 1 Credit     Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 9th Year Leve...
3353 TRIGONOMETRY AND ALGEBRA 2 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th and 11th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Geometry Weight: 1.00 This is the final course in the New York State mandated Regents program. It is intended for those who have successfully completed Integrated Algebra and Integrated Geometry and the respective Regents examinations. Topics include comprehensive treatment of Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra, Number Sense and Operations, Probability and Statistics, Measurement, and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Students who did not score 85% or better in Integrated Geometry should enroll in Math 11. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. 3335 3325 TRIGONOMETRY AND ALGEBRA 2 HONORS AND PRE-CALCULUS HONORS 2 Full Year Courses in one year - 2 Credits – Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 10th and 11th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Geometry Honors/Integrated Geometry Freshman* AND Department Approval Weight: 1.05 This course completes the New York State mandated Regents program. To enter this HONORS ACCELERATED Course a minimum of 90% in the pre-requisite courses and a teacher recommendation is required. The courses include comprehensive treatment of Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra, Number Sense and Operations, Probability and Statistics, Measurement, and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. It also includes an intensive study of elementary functions in preparation for AP Calculus. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. Students must have completed all of the topics in 3245, which includes six units from Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. *Students who wish to enter the honors program who have not completed Integrated Geometry Honors must pass a qualifying test in June. Students who did not complete Integrated Geometry Honors at St. Anthony’s are required to study and pass a test on six chapters of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry before being allowed to take Integrated Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Honors/Pre-Calculus Honors. A qualifying test is given in June. This qualifying test assures the extra work has been covered. Passing this test does not assure success in the course. 3332 3333 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination Required (This is not a Regents course) 10th and 11th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Geometry Weight: 1.00 This course is intended for students who need reinforcement in Algebra and Trigonometry topics before undertaking the Regents course. It is intended for those who have successfully completed Integrated Algebra and Integrated Geometry. It will concentrate on skill development. Topics will include and Intermediate Algebra and an introduction to Functions. Accelerated 10th graders will be allowed to enroll in this course on teacher recommendation. This course does not culminate in a Regents Examination. A graphing calculator is required. This course is not approved for an NCAA credit. 3342 GEOMETRY JUNIORS Full Year Course – 1 Credit – Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 11th Grade Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Algebra Weight: 1.00 This course is the second course in the three-year New York State Regents program. It focuses primarily on Euclidean Geometry and analytic geometry. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. 3402 SENIOR FUNCTIONS/ALGEBRA 2 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination Required 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Geometry Weight: 1.00 This course will reinforce topics taught in Math 11 and cover additional topics in algebra, trigonometry and functions. It is designed for the student who wishes to study a fourth year of mathematics but does not wish to take the Integrated Trigonometry and Algebra 2 Regents examination. This course is similar to a College Algebra course in scope and intent. 33
3353  TRIGONOMETRY AND ALGEBRA 2 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th and 11th Year Level     P...
3454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Trigonometry and Algebra 2 Weight 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to the four conceptual themes of exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns and using statistical inference. The course of study will include planning and conducting a study, exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation, estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required. 3345 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT/COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY) Full Year Course - 1 Credit – Final Examination Required 11th & 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Trigonometry and Algebra 2 and Department Approval Weight: 1.05 This course is an intensive study of trigonometry, advanced algebra, analytic geometry and functions with an emphasis on theory and derivation of formulas. This course gives the foundation to study calculus; it provides the background for the mathematical concepts, problems, issues and techniques that appear in a calculus course. Besides the material that prepares students for the study of calculus, it includes the calculus topics of limits, mechanics of differentiation, applications of derivatives and some work with anti-derivatives. It is designed to prepare students for the study of Advanced Placement Calculus AB. This is a predominantly a Junior course, however, Seniors may take this course with department approval. The final examination is administered during the Senior final exam period. Juniors cover additional AP Calculus prep topics after the final exam. A graphing calculator is required. This includes all of the topics from the college course COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY and LIU Post will award college credit upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a final grade of 80% or better. 3424 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB Full Year course - 1 Credit - A.P. Examination Required and Final Project Required. 11th and 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: - Pre-Calculus Honors and Department Approval Weight: 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course is a continuation of the Math Honors curriculum and will require concentrated, independent and creative thinking commensurate with an honors program. It includes all topics traditionally taught in a two-semester college calculus course. The student will be expected to function in this course at a college level of maturity and responsibility. A graphing calculator is required. With department approval, students who have completed Algebra 2 and Trigonometry with an average of 95% or better may register for this course if they complete the St. Anthony’s AP Calculus Prep Course offered the summer before. Non-Credit Summer School Advancement Class AP CALCULUS PREP CLASS - 5 Week Course Year Level - Summer following 11th Year 90% final grade in Algebra 2 and Trigonometry This class is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2 and Trigonometry with a 90% final grade and who have demonstrated concentrated, independent and creative thinking commensurate with an honors program. The class runs for 5 weeks as part of the summer school program, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 10 AM. No credit is awarded for this course just advancement to Advanced Placement Calculus AB as a Senior. 34
3454  ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 12th Year Level     Pre-requi...
3415 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC/CALCULUS 3 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required and Final Project Required 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: A.P. Calculus AB (3424) Weight 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. Calculus BC is a full year course in the calculus of the functions of a single variable. This Advanced Placement course in calculus is comparable to a three semester or intensive two-semester calculus course in college. It is rigorous, challenging and demanding and is designed for the extremely serious, self-motivated student. This course will be augmented with topics from a traditional Calculus 3 college course including vectors, spherical coordinates, functions of several variables, partial derivatives and directional derivatives. A graphing calculator is required. Students will be required to complete an assignment over the summer of 2014 to prepare for this course. That information will be posted on the website. 3443 PRE-CALCULUS Full Year Course - 1 Credit – Final Examination Required 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Trigonometry and Algebra 2 (3353) Weight: 1.00 This course includes units in advanced algebra, analytic geometry and functions as well as an introduction to basic calculus topics. It is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. This is a predominately Senior course, however, Juniors may take this course with department approval. A graphing calculator is required. 3352 INTEGRATED TRIGONOMETRY AND ALGEBRA 2 (SENIORS) Full Year Course - 1 Credits – Final Examination and Regents Examination Required 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Integrated Geometry AND Department Approval Weight: 1.00 This is the final course in the New York State mandated Regents program. It is intended for those who have successfully completed Algebra and Geometry and the respective Regents examinations. Topics include comprehensive treatment of Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra, Number Sense and Operations, Probability and Statistics, Measurements, and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. A graphing calculator is required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator. It is expected that students enrolled in this course will attend additional scheduled classes after graduation. ** Courses 3905, 3915 and 3902 are not given credit as Mathematics courses; however, they do satisfy elective credits. ** 3905 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - No pre-requisite Weight 1.05 Introduction to Business is designed to familiarize students with a basic understanding of business practices at every level. The course provides explanation of business and economic concepts with practical applications to help students explore business opportunities and learn to make informed economic decisions in our global economy. Students will investigate many aspects of our economy such as business ethics, entrepreneurship and small business, organizational structures, management and the role of technology in the business world. Using case studies and real world examples, students will analyze the role of government in business, product marketing and advertising, human resources, and cultural diversity. Preference in registration will be given to seniors before juniors. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 35
3415  ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC CALCULUS 3 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required and Final Project...
3915 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - No pre-requisite Weight 1.05 Principles of Marketing will examine the psychology and practices behind selling goods and services. Research efforts, pricing and promotion strategies, distribution channels and product features will be investigated. Using case studies and examples drawn from today’s marketplace and corporate giants, students will become familiar with marketing terminology, the pathways and pitfalls facing product developers and the strategies used to appeal to potential buyers. This course provides a firm groundwork for the serious student who intends to major in marketing or business in college. Preference in registration will be given to seniors before juniors. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 3902 BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCE One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - No Pre-requisite Weight 1.00 Business and Personal Finance is an introductory course for students who are interested in finance and investing. The course will introduce students to the following topics: Career planning, money management, banking and credit; and investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The course will also incorporate Microsoft Excel as an organizational tool for personal finance. Preference in registration will be given to seniors before juniors. “You are everything you have within you the One Who made all things, the only One who can satisfy the longings of your Spirit without whom everything else is nothing.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 36
3915  PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING     HONORS  LIU POST CREDIT  Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - No pre-r...
PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT Brother Robert Gabriel, O.S.F., Chairman 0903 MIND, SOUL, REALITY: A STUDY OF PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight 1.00 This course seeks to introduce the student to the foundations of philosophical thinking from Ancient Greek to Modern thought. The study of philosophy permeates all other arts and sciences and offers students pragmatic and applicable skills of critical thinking and analytic writing. Emphasis will be given to the key philosophers Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Nietzsche, Kant, and Sartre and their theories of metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. “ You are everything you have within you the One Who made all things, the only One who can satisfy the longings of your Spirit without whom everything else is nothing.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 37
PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT Brother Robert Gabriel, O.S.F., Chairman 0903  MIND, SOUL, REALITY  A STUDY OF PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT...
PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Mr. Salvatore Lagano, Chairman PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 7100 (Boys) 7120 (Girls) In this course, the student learns the basic concepts of physical education. The course will stress exercise and team participation. Weight Room is available for students who are interested. PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 & 11 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 7200 (Boys) 7220 (Girls) In this course, the student learns intermediate concepts of physical education. The course will stress exercise, team participation, and individual improvement. Weight Room is available for students who are interested. 7440 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12 Full Year Course – 1 Credit In this course, the student continues to learn more advanced concepts of physical education. The course will stress exercise, team participation, and individual improvement. Depending upon arrangements, Bowling may be offered for a portion of the school year. 7473 HEALTH One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit Weight: 1.00 All Sophomores, Juniors, and any Senior who have not completed Health must take this course. This course includes topics such as mental health, nutrition, common diseases and disorders, first aid, and alcohol and drug abuse. Students with a conflict in their schedule may take the health course during the summer with the permission of the Academic Dean; there is an additional fee for the summer course. 7477 INDEPENDENT HEALTH One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 10th, 11th and 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course is a Health Course, restricted to students who wish to continue to take Chorus, Orchestra or Band or who wish to take AP Courses or non-elective College Courses (LIU Post, St. Francis College, St. Joseph’s College) where the scheduling of the Health Course would make it impossible to take one of these courses. The course would require that the student meet once each month at a mutually convenient time (either before school, after school or during a free period) with the teacher to discuss his/her independent study and the completion of his/her research in preparation for completing the written reports. 7610 ATHLETICS IN SOCIETY Full Year Course – 1 Credit 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Year Level This is a Physical Education program specially designed and suited to the interests, capacities and limitations of students who may not safely or successfully engage in unrestricted participation in the activities of the regular P.E. program. The students must do an independent study consisting of a written report each semester. Students enrolled in this course are REQUIRED to make contact with the Chairperson of the Department during the first cycle of classes. 38
PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Mr. Salvatore Lagano, Chairman PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 7100  Boys  ...
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Mrs. Cynthia Ottesen, Chairwoman In the Saint Anthony’s High School Science Program, students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower them to compete in the ever-growing scientific world, a world reliant on science, technology, information retrieval, and mathematics. 4153 LIVING ENVIRONMENT/BIOLOGY Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 9th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course will provide a broad understanding of the fundamental principles of biology and build a foundation in the student’s familiar surrounding to how this environment evolved and is continuing. Concepts are developed through appropriate exercises and lab experiences, which emphasize the disciplined approach of the scientist. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to be permitted to sit for the Regents Examination. 4155 LIVING ENVIRONMENT/BIOLOGY HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 9th Year Level – Approval of Department Chairwoman Required Weight: 1.05 Report card grades, Standardized Test scores and Catholic High School Entrance Exam scores will be reviewed for Honors Placement. This course will provide a broad understanding of the fundamental principles of biology, delving more deeply into the extended areas. Students will learn to become careful observers and critical thinkers. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to be permitted to sit for the Regents Examination. 4223 PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE Full Year course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level - Recommendation of Living Environment/ Biology Teacher required Weight: 1.00 This course studies the earth as a complex system, involving interactions among rock materials, water, air, and organisms. The basic principles of energy, conservation and transformation, atomic and molecular structure, forces, cycles and budgets are high priorities in Earth Science study. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to be permitted to sit for the Regents Examination. 4225 PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th Year - Recommendation of Living Environment/ Biology Teacher required Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in Science and Mathematics and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course will cover all the topics in Earth Science 4223. Each topic will be enriched with computer assignments. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to be permitted to sit for the Regents Examination. 4303 PHYSICAL SETTING/CHEMISTRY Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Level Prerequisites: Recommendation of Living Environment/Biology or Weight: 1.00 Physical Setting/Earth Science Teacher Required Successful completion of Living Environment/Biology This course presents a modern view of chemistry and includes a study of atomic structure, bonding, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear and organic chemistry. Major emphasis is placed on chemical calculations, the mathematical formulation of chemical principles and applying concepts to real-world connections. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to sit for the Regents examination. 39
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Mrs. Cynthia Ottesen, Chairwoman In the Saint Anthony   s High School Science Program, students acquire...
4305 PHYSICAL SETTING/CHEMISTRY HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Level Prerequisites: Recommendation of Living Environment/Biology or Weight: 1.05 Physical Setting/Earth Science Teacher Required Successful completion of Living Environment/Biology To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in Science and Mathematics and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course will cover all topics in Chemistry 4303 but with a greater mathematical emphasis and more applications. Extended areas include descriptive chemistry (minimal use of tables), the Quantum mechanical atom, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, bonding and organic chemistry. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to be permitted to sit for the Regents Examination. 4403 PHYSICAL SETTING/PHYSICS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Successful Completion of Living Environment/Biology Weight: 1.00 Recommendation of Science Teacher This course is a broad survey of classical physics, which will develop critical thinking. The course deals with mechanics, wave theory, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Students who are weak in Mathematics should not consider this course. Mandatory 1200 minutes of written laboratory work must be submitted for a student to be permitted to sit for the Regents examination. Seniors are encouraged to attend class until the Regents exam. 4405 PHYSICAL SETTING/PHYSICS HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Successful Completion of Living Environment/Biology Weight: 1.05 Recommendation of Science Teacher To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in Science and Mathematics and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course will cover all the topics in Physics 4403 in more depth and with more rigorous problem solving. This course will provide an invaluable background for prospective math, science, or engineering majors. Students must be very proficient in Math. This course requires 1200 minutes of lab work and written reports being submitted before sitting for the Regents Examination. Seniors are encouraged to attend class until the Regents exam. 4413 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level – Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman Weight 1.00 This course is designed as an introduction to Environmental Science. This course provides an issues approach to a broad range of topics including ecology, public health, wild species preservation, atmospheric pollution and climate change, ozone depletion, global warming and energy conservation. Students discuss the economics and public policies that affect these issues. Students will conduct laboratory experiments dealing with air and water quality and other activities that measure pollutants in the environment. Limited class size. 4423 MARINE BIOLOGY & OCEANOGRAPHY Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Earth Science Weight: 1.00 Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman This course will introduce students to the Marine Sciences and will help the students to gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of the marine environment. Topics include physical and chemical oceanography, ichthyology, aqua culture (fisheries biology), physiology (algae), marine geology, dune and marsh ecology, and coastal zone management. Specialized topics will include marine archeology and marine pollution. Limited class size. 40
4305  PHYSICAL SETTING CHEMISTRY HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Leve...
4483 FORENSIC SCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment and one Physical Science (Earth Science, Chemistry Weight: 1.00 Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman or Physics) This course introduces students to the diverse field of forensic science. The chemistry, biology, physics and geology useful for evaluating crime scenes are explored. Topics include history of forensic science, physical evidence and crime scene, DNA, hair and fibers, glass, fingerprint analysis, blood and serology and firearm analysis. Students perform both hands-on and virtual forensic laboratory techniques. The study of actual criminal case emphasizes the importance of forensic science in solving crime. Limited class size. A.P. SCIENCE COURSES 4454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th or 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment and Chemistry Weight: 1.10 Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman Required 9th Grade: Students pre-approved for the Science Scholars Program will submit copies of recent report cards and standardized tests; a placement test will be administered in April, 2015. It is highly recommended that 9th grade students who have not taken Regents Living Environment attend the AP Biology prep course offered here at St. Anthony's High School. This course is offered in July and consists of eight two hours sessions. The instructor is Ms. Grimaldi To enter this AP course, a minimum cumulative average of 92% in Science and Mathematics is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents grades and the final grade for the present course. This course serves as an introductory Cell Biology class designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary for the AP Biology exam. Many topics are covered requiring an exceptional amount of memorization and application of the concepts involved in this course. In addition, there are mandatory laboratory exercises involving analysis of experimentation and observations. Reading and the outlining of textbook chapters are an integral part of the course in order to reinforce the vast amount of topics covered. A summer assignment involves the reading and outlining of chapters and will be tested on. The course is open to qualified junior and senior students, and select freshmen. Limited Class Size 4464 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY *Physics is not a pre-requisite for AP Chemistry - but students are strongly encouraged to take physics concurrently or the following year. Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th or 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Regents Chemistry Weight: 1.10 Application Required and Approval of Department Chairwoman Required To enter this AP Course, a minimum cumulative average of 92% in Science and Mathematics is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. AP Chemistry is equivalent to a college level general chemistry course. Students must be high motivated to tackle this rigorous course. Major emphasis is placed on the mathematical solution to problems set up by understanding and applying basic chemical principles. An in-depth summer assignment will be required of all students. Limited class size. 41
4483  FORENSIC SCIENCE Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites  Regents Living Environment a...
4484 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1 (without Calculus) Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th or 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Regents Physics Weight: 1.10 Application and Approval of Department Chairwoman Required To enter this AP Course, a minimum cumulative average of 92% in Science and Mathematics is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. AP Physics 1 is the equivalent to a first semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy and power; mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. Theory and problem solving are at the heart of AP Physics. Limited class size. 4494 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2 (without Calculus) Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th or 12th Year Level – Recommended Pre-requisite: AP Physics 1 Weight: 1.10 Application and Approval of Department Chairwoman Required To enter this AP Course, a minimum cumulative average of 92% in Science and Mathematics is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. AP Physics 2 is the equivalent to a second semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Theory and problem solving are at the heart of AP Physics. Limited class size. 4414 ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th or 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Regents Biology; Earth Science, Chemistry Weight: 1.10 Application and Approval of Department Chairwoman Required To enter this AP Course, a minimum cumulative average of 92% in Science and Mathematics is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. The course serves as introductory Environmental Science class that a student would normally take in one semester (usually during the first year) of college. Students will be provided with scientific principle, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze environmental problems and their possible solutions. This course is interdisciplinary – embracing a wide variety of topics from different areas of study such as biology, chemistry, geology, economics and politics. Topics are covered in great detail and depth. An exceptional amount of memorization is involved in this course. Reading and the outlining of textbook chapters are an integral part of the course in order to reinforce the vast amount of topics covered. A summer assignment will be required. Limited class size. 4445 MICROBIOLOGY – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Full Year Courses - 1 Credit 11th or 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment (Biology) Weight: 1.05 Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman To enter this Honors course, a minimum cumulative average of 90% in Science and Mathematics is required. This course is a requirement for many medical schools and is essential for any student who is interested in exploring such career opportunities. Microbiology is a general survey of the microbial world, which includes bacteriology, mycology (yeasts and molds), virology and parasitology. This will be a detailed study of the biology of bacteria, which will comprise of their morphology addition, this course will also incorporate medical microbiology and its importance in and their roles in human and animal diseases. In lab, basic techniques for examination, cultivation and identification of microorganisms will be covered. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of LIU Post requirements, which are: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. Limited class size. 42
4484  ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1  without Calculus  Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required 11th or 12...
4455 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) Full Year Courses - 1 Credit 11th or 12th Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment (Biology) Weight: 1.05 Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman To enter this Honors course, a minimum cumulative average of 90% in Science and Mathematics is required. This course is specifically designed for students who have a strong desire to pursue a collegiate academic curriculum/career in the health sciences (Medicine, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, etc.). This course will introduce students to the study of Human Anatomy and Physiology. Some of the topics to be covered will include Human Osteology (bone), Myology (muscle), Neurology (nerve), Angiology (heart and blood vessels), Pulmonology (lung), Histology (cells), Nephrology (kidney), and Special Senses (eye/ear, etc.). Laboratory exercises will be required. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of LIU Post requirements, which are: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. Limited class size. 4315 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level – Pre-requisite: Regents Chemistry Weight 1.05 - Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman Students interested in exploring Biology or Chemistry in college, or pursuing a career in the health science should consider taking Organic Chemistry. The purpose of this course is to give students a solid background that will help them succeed in college. This course will emphasize the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry, such as understanding how reactions occur using mechanisms and applying this knowledge to solve how complex organic molecules are synthesized. Limited class size 4515 INDEPENDENT SCIENCE RESEARCH - HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Year Level – Application Required - Approval of Department Chairwoman Weight 1.05 To enter this Honors course, a minimum cumulative average of 90% in Science and Mathematics is required. This course is designed to meet the needs of the exceptional science student who wishes to design and conduct independent laboratory and field investigations. A progressive series of objectives will be proposed beginning with a mastery of the fundamentals of the scientific method, continuing with creative experimentation and presentation of scientific findings and finishing with a senior experience that will include professional laboratory work and the eventual entry of a professionally written research paper into the Intel Science Talent Search, the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Please understand that laboratory and field experiences will require a commitment beyond the school day and may impact vacations, including summer vacation. “Extending His arms on the Cross like wings, Christ embraces all who come to Him, sheltering them in His wounds.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 43
4455  HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY     HONORS  LIU POST CREDIT  Full Year Courses - 1 Credit 11th or 12th Year Level - Pre...
SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Mr. Lewis Cordina, Chairman 2103 GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 9 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level Weight: 1.00 Global History and Geography 9 is the first year of a two-year course for 9th and 10th grade, with a Regents exam at the end of Global History and Geography 10. The course will focus on global history following a chronological format dating from 4,000 BC to 1,750 AD. It is organized around several key themes and concepts: Early Civilizations (4,000 BC – 1,600 BC); Empires of the Ancient World (to 200 AD); and Regional Civilizations (to 1,200 AD). Students will develop an understanding of geography, history, economic systems and political institutions as well as social and cultural elements basic to the study of human development. 2105 GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 9 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Year Level Weight: 1.05 Report card grades and recent Standardized Tests will be reviewed for Honors Placement. Global History and Geography 9 is the first year of a two-year course for 9th and 10th grade, with a Regents exam at the end of Global History and Geography 10. The course will focus on global history following a chronological format dating from 4,000 BC to 1,750 AD. It is organized around several key themes and concepts: Early Civilizations (4,000 BC – 1,600 BC); Empires of the Ancient World (to 200 AD); and Regional Civilizations (to 1,200 AD). Students will develop an understanding of geography, history, economic systems and political institutions as well as social and cultural elements basic to the study of human development. 2104 ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY I Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required at the end of World History II 9th Year Level Weight: 1.10 Report card grades and recent Standardized Tests will be reviewed for Advanced Placement. The AP World History course is the first half of a two-year survey of world history, covering the time period 600 BC to 1750 AD. This course emphasizes world history from a non-European perspective, focusing on key themes, periods and concepts. The AP World History course requires extensive interpretation of historical documents, the ability to interpret cause and effect, to detect bias, to make comparisons amongst societies and utilizing critical thinking skills. AP World History is a two-year course. Students will continue on to AP World History II with the recommendation of the teacher. Students will take both the AP World exam and the Global Studies Regents exam at the end of their sophomore year. 2203 GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 10 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course is the second part of the two-year Global History program. Students will explore major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the time period of the Enlightenment to modern day (approximately 1,750 AD to 2,000 AD). Emphasis on geography, cultural underpinnings, economics, and political systems characterize our course experience for the year. These topics will be examined through methods such as discussion, readings, and audio-visual materials. Topics covered include: Enlightenment and Revolution, Industrialism and a New Global Age, World Wars and Revolutions, and The World Today. All global history students will take a Regents exam at year’s end. 44
SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Mr. Lewis Cordina, Chairman 2103  GLOBAL HISTORY   GEOGRAPHY 9 Full Year Course - 1 Credit 9th Y...
2205 GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 10 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum average of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. This course is the second part of the two-year Global History program. Students will explore major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the time period of the Enlightenment to modern day (approximately 1,750 AD to 2,000 AD). Emphasis on geography, cultural underpinnings, economics, and political systems characterize our course experience for the year. These topics will be examined through methods such as discussion, readings, and audio-visual materials. Topics covered include: Enlightenment and Revolution, Industrialism and a New Global Age, World Wars and Revolutions, and The World Today. All global history students will take a Regents exam at year’s end. 2224 ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY II Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination in Global History and AP World History Examination Required 10th Year Level Weight: 1.10 [FOR QUALIFIED SOPHOMORES, THIS COURSE MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF 2203 “GLOBAL HISTORY 10”] To enter this AP Course, a minimum average of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. The student is expected to read and write extensively and proficiently, and actively participate in class discussions and debates offering factual input and informed opinions. The Advanced Placement World History II course is the second half of a two-year survey of World History covering the time period 1750 to the present. This course emphasizes World history from a non-European perspective, focusing on key themes, periods and concepts. The AP World History course requires extensive interpretation of historical documents, the ability to interpret cause and effects, to detect bias, to make comparisons amongst societies, utilizing critical thinking skills. Students will be required to successfully complete a research assignment during the summer of 2015. 2303 UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT 11 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th Year Level Weight: 1.00 The course will focus on the U.S. constitution and political traditions; a survey of U.S. history and intellectual forces (1607-1865); the industrialization of the United States; prosperity, depression, and war (1917-1940); the United States in an age of global crisis (19331960); the world in uncertain times (1950-1985), and the United States today, including its people, social institutions, cultural values, geography and global relations. All U.S. History students will take a Regents exam at year’s end. 2305 UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT - 11 HONORS Full Year Course -1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 11th Year Level Weight: 1.05 To enter this Honors Course, a minimum average of 90% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an Honors Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. The course will focus on the U.S. Constitution and political traditions; a survey of U.S. history and intellectual forces (1607-1865); the industrialization of the United States; prosperity, depression, and war (1917-1940); the United States in an age of global crisis (19331960); the world in uncertain times (1950-1985), and the United States today, including its people, social institutions, cultural values, geography and global relations. Extensive enrichment reading and research are required. All U.S. History students will take a Regents exam at year’s end. 45
2205  GLOBAL HISTORY   GEOGRAPHY 10 HONORS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required 10th Year Level Weig...
2414 ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination in US History and A.P. Examination Required 11th and 12th Year Level Weight: 1.10 [FOR QUALIFIED JUNIORS, THIS COURSE MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF 2303 “UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT 11” JUNIORS] To enter this AP Course, a minimum average of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course. The student is expected to read and write extensively and proficiently, and actively participate in class discussions and debates offering factual input and informed opinions. Students will be required to successfully complete a research assignment during the summer of 2015. The Advanced Placement program in American History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in American History. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those of full year introductory college courses. Student must take the Advanced Placement Examination. 2423 PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT [REQUIRED FOR ALL SENIORS] One Semester Course - ½ Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course will focus on the role of citizenship in the United States. Emphasis will be placed upon developing an understanding of the activities involved at the various levels of government and on the role of our elected and appointed officials. The importance of each individual’s participation in our political system as knowledgeable citizens will be stressed. 2453 ECONOMICS & ECONOMIC DECISION MAKING [REQUIRED FOR ALL SENIORS] One Semester Course - ½ Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This is a course designed to teach students the importance of economics in their daily lives. Students will be required to learn about the many concepts incorporated with economics, as well as, grasping a basic understanding of the relationship between supply and demand, the modern banking system, GDP, and unemployment. The class will consist of a constant viewing of current events and their economic impact at home and abroad. 2454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT ECONOMICS Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A.P. Examination in Micro/Macro Economics Required 12th Year Level Weight: 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum average of 92% in the present course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into an AP Course is provisional until determination is made based on Final Exam/Regents Grades and the Final Grade for the present course The Advanced Placement program in Micro/Macro Economics is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems in Economics. Participation in Government Course requirements will be incorporated. Each AP Student will be responsible for successfully completing an assignment during the summer of 2015. Students will take both the AP Micro and Macro Economic exams. 2463 MODERN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY (1898-2014) One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.00 This course will explore the evolution of the United States and its subsequent interaction with the world community; from isolationism, imperialism, and neutrality to interventionism, to current foreign policy today. 46
2414  ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination in US History and A.P. Examina...
2424 ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Full Year Course – 1 Credit - A.P. Examination in Government and Politics Required in May, 2015 12th Year Level Weight: 1.10 To enter this AP Course, a minimum average of 92% in your current social studies course and a teacher recommendation is required. Acceptance into this Course is provisional until final determination is made based on Regents exam grades and the Final grades are posted. The culmination of this course will result in the preparation for AP Government and Politics exam. Each AP Student will be responsible for successfully completing an assignment during the summer of 2015. The AP Government and Politics course stresses the understanding of the foundation of the U.S. government and how and why it was evolved. This course is not a history course, but rather a course in political science. The content for the AP Government and Politics course will include topics that range from the foundations of American government to political parties and campaigning. Economics 12 requirements will be incorporated. 2485 SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY – HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.05 Students in this course reflect on political phenomena, attempt to understand them, and discuss their significance. In the company of great political philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Locke, Marx, Hegel, and many more, students will attempt to discover the best kind of political order for man, and, in the process, experience the intellectual joy of those who search for wisdom. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. Limited enrollment 2486 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I: THE MAKING OF MODERN MAN HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.05 In this course, a topical approach is taken to the forces and events that have shaped modern man including: the foundations of Western thought and Christendom, Feudalism and the quest for centralization, the incursion of Islam and the Christian counteroffensive, the new learning and secularism of the Renaissance, and the Religious Revolt and the wars of religion. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 2487 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II: CRISES OF THE MODERN WORLD HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level - Pre-requisite: Successful Completion of Western Civilization I (2486) Weight: 1.05 Topics are examined which are illustrative of the crises in the modern world including: the Enlightenment and its aftermath, Sectionalism and Nationalism in conflict, the impact of Industrialization in Europe and America, Imperial Rivalry and the First World War, the Second World War and the loss of European primacy, the Cold War and the emergence of the Third World. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 2475 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY – HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level Weight: 1.05 This course is an introduction to Sociology. Through out the course students will take a deeper look at human society, their social behavior and human social interaction. Some topics discussed include, but are not limited to, culture, individual development, crime and social inequalities. Such topics will be covered through lectures, discussions and various projects, which all require student participation. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 47
2424  ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Full Year Course     1 Credit - A.P. Examination in Government and Politi...
2925 BUSINESS LAW – HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - No Pre-requisite Weight 1.05 Business Law is an introductory course for students who are interested in law. The course will emphasize those areas of law that are most likely to affect students throughout their lives. Students will be introduced to the American court system and procedures, criminal law and torts. Greater attention will be given to the following topics: Contracts, Consumerism, Agency and Employment Law, Marriage Laws, Real Estate and Insurance, Debtor - Creditor Law, Commercial Paper, Secured Transactions, Business Organizations, and Estates. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. Preference in registration will be given to seniors before juniors. 2915 CRIMINAL LAW HONORS – HONORS (LIU POST CREDITS) One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level - Permission of Instructor required Weight 1.05 Criminal Law is an honors level course for students interested in legal studies in general and criminal justice in particular. The course will introduce students to the authoritative forms of American Law: legislation and case law and to the assumptions and objectives of the case method of legal studies. After considering jurisdictional issues, students will examine the two classes into which criminal law is traditionally divided. The general part of criminal law covers principles that apply to all crimes and includes constitutional principles; principles of criminal liability for accomplices and accessories to crime; liability for uncompleted crimes and the general principles of justification and excuse. The special part of criminal law defines specific crimes as they conform with and carry out the principles set forth in the general part of criminal law. Students will conclude their studies with a treatment of Criminal Procedure focusing on the constitutional protections afforded the accused. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 2415 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT) One Semester Course – 1/2 Credit 12th Year Level – Application Required - Department Approval Weight 1.05 This course consists of a study of cognitive functions, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior, therapies and social psychology. This course is designed and recommended for students who have a strong interest in human development and behavior. An application must be completed and will be reviewed by the department for approval. Applications may be obtained in the Guidance Department. This is a college course in which LIU Post will award college credits upon successful completion of its requirements: payment of a fee and a minimum final grade of 80%. 2484 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY Full Year Course – 1 Credit A.P. Examination in Psychology Required 11th and 12th Year Level – Application Required - Department Approval Weight 1.10 AP Psychology is a college Introductory Psychology course. It encompasses many facets of psychology: research methods, brain physiology, animal behavior, key individuals, and a variety of paradigms from the establishment of psychology as a formal subject to present. Students who apply for this course should be driven to discover phenomena pertaining to the human development and the mystery of the mind. This course will include a research paper, weekly readings, a presentation, quizzes and exams, and other assignments. “Happy the words which come from the Holy Spirit, not from oneself.” (St. Anthony of Padua) 48
2925  BUSINESS LAW     HONORS  LIU POST CREDITS  Full Year Course - 1 Credit 11th and 12th Year Level - No Pre-requisite W...