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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 your Course Selections, 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” and on your student and parent portals.
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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 4
th
year of a
Foreign Language, Math, or Science. A 4
th
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 it will be difficult to amend these choices once the final booklist orders are printed and sent
to the individual school districts in April 2017. 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 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.
IMPORTANT: We determine and plan the number of sections and class size for each course based upon the courses
requested at this time; therefore, request for changes later may not be possible.
Summary of the Process:
CURRENT FRESHMAN (CLASS OF 2020) AND SOPHOMORES (CLASS OF 2019) will complete their Course
Selection and obtain the necessary approvals. The Course Selection Form and supporting documentation will be
accessible via the St. Anthony’s website: http://www.stanthonyshs.org as well as the student and parent portals. All
course selections must be submitted No Later Than February 9, 2017 via the necessary channels. If you would like to
sign up for an extra class (OVERLOAD), please obtain the Overload Application from the Scheduling Office.
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.
CURRENT JUNIORS (RISING SENIORS) (CLASS OF 2018)
The class of 2018 must complete the Course Selection Form, which will serve three purposes:
1. -PAGE 1 OF THE COURSE SELECTION FORM
-Identify the particular core courses the student wants (or still needs)
-1 credit of English
-1 credit of Social Studies: Government/Economics
-1 credit of Theology
-0.5 credits of Physical Education (Bowling or Bigger, Faster, Stronger)
-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. Identify additional elective credits. All seniors must take a minimum of 3 electives as a senior EVEN
IF THE STUDENT TOOK EXTRA COURSES IN THE PAST.
3. Regarding (Core Credits + Electives) the minimum is 6.5credits and 7.0 if you are taking Health.
Anything over this requires an Overload Application to be submitted.
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.
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Procedures and Target Dates:
Beginning January 9, 2017: Freshmen will review the process in Guidance classes.
January 25, 2017: The Fall Semester ends.
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 26 to February 3, 2017: All Juniors and Sophomores will meet with their Guidance groups for the
first time to discuss scheduling matters and will begin filling out their Course Selection Form, obtaining
Department permission where needed.
Thursday, February 9, 2017: 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.
February 14, 2017: Last day for all classes to submit their Course Selection Form on line to the Scheduling
Office.
February 17, 2017 to February 26, 2017: Mid-winter recess.
March 3, 2017: All students will receive a tentative list of their courses for next year.
March 3, 2017 to March 8, 2017: Students may request a change to their courses for 2017/2018 by
submitting a completed and approved schedule change form to the Scheduling Office. Students may also sign
up for extra, or “overload” courses by filling out and submitting the overloadform 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. Forms to request a change or an overload will be
available in the Scheduling Office and on the Web Site.
March 8, 2017: All requests for Course Changes for the 2017/2018 school year must be received. All
requests for “Overload” Courses for the 2017/2018 school year must be submitted.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017: A final Course Selection Sheet which contains all the core courses that the
student will be scheduled to take for the 2017/2018 school year will be distributed in Homeroom to all
students. Extra or “overload” courses will appear on the Course Selection Sheet in italic type.
Friday, March 17, 2017: All students must hand in their FINAL Course Selection Sheet, SIGNED BY A
PARENT, by this date.
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 by March 17, 2017.
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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 8, 2017. When the Final Course
Selection Sheet is generated and distributed to the students on March 15, 2017, 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 “overloadcourses will require completion of the Course Overload Application. 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 2017. Textbooks for overload courses WILL be
included on the textbook lists sent to the various Districts in April, 2017. 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 2017 based on
whether or not the course the student selected can be fitted into the student’s existing schedule.
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.
4. Student Schedules are given out during student orientation in September. Any ERRORS in the schedule should
be submitted for correction ON ORIENTATION DAY!!
5. If there is no error on a student’s schedule in September, he or she may request a schedule change during the first
2 cycles of school for the following reasons ONLY:
a) To DROP a class the student no longer needs. (Seniors need to check credits carefully!)
b) To make a change that is necessary to be in compliance with graduation requirements that the student had
inadvertently overlooked.
c) To request consideration to be added to an extra class, on a space available basis.
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 4 years
Guidance 4 years
English 4 years (must pass English Regents)
Social Studies 4 years (must pass Global History and US History Regents)
Mathematics 3 years (must pass 2 Math Regents)
Science 3 years (must pass Living Environment AND a Physical
Science [Earth Science or Chemistry or Physics] Regents)
Foreign Language 3 years (must be in the same language)
Fine Arts 1 year (Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Studio in Art, Theatre Arts,
Bagpipes/Drums, Intro to Music: Keyboard Skills)
Physical Education 4 years
Health 1/2 year
Electives 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)
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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 2017 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, 2017
Summary
! Minimum core-course GPA of 2.300 required for competition
! 10 of the required 16 Core Courses must be completed 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.
! 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
! Division 1 Core Course Breakdown
! 4 years of English
! 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)
! 2 years of natural or physical science
! 1 extra year of English, math, or natural or physical science
! 2 years of social science
! 4 years of extra core courses from any category above, foreign language, or philosophy
St. Anthony’s High School is a member of CoreCourseGPA.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 Athletic Director.
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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 _____Pass Global History Regents (Sophomore Year)
____ Soc. Studies 11 OR____ AP American History ____Pass US History Regents (Junior Year)
____ Government ____Economics ____Government/Economics H OR ____AP Economics OR____AP Government
Foreign Language
____Spanish 9 ____Spanish 10 _____Spanish 11 _____Pass Checkpoint B Exam
OR
____ French 9 ____ 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) (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 Fine Art (Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Studio in Art, Theatre Arts, Bagpipes/Drums, Intro to Music:
Keyboard Skills)
_____ Half credit Health
_____ Phys Ed. 9 _____Phys Ed. 10 _____Phys Ed. 11 _____Phys. Ed. 12
_____ Elective (senior year) _____Elective (senior year) _____Elective (senior year) (3 credits required)
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INTEGRATED STEM COURSES
The primary objective of the Integrated STEM Program is to enhance and transform how we educate our students with
new and exciting opportunities. The Integrated STEM Program allows students to explore different areas of mathematic
and scientific study while making them better thinkers and problem solvers.
3514 Advanced Placement Computer Science A
3515 Advanced Placement Computer Principles
3516 Scientific Computing Honors
3454 Advanced Placement Statistics
4515 Independent Science Research Honors
4455 Human Anatomy and Physiology Honors
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 per course.
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 4
th
elective in order to
transfer credits). Please note that there is an additional fee per course 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. COLLEGES WILL GIVE CREDIT ONLY IF YOU REGISTER BY THEIR DUE DATE.
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January 2017
Class of 2018:
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: TheologyOne Credit
English One Full Credit or two ½ Credit Courses
Social Studies: Government and Economics (Regular or AP) One Credit
Guidance
Physical Education½ Credit
Three (3) Electives
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. A student (who has taken Health) who wants to take the minimum
number of credits will take 6.5 credits. Students wishing to take more classes can submit an Overload Application.
ELECTIVES: It is important that you, as Seniors, plan carefully in selecting your elective courses; please keep in
mind the following:
" 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.
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Below, please find a summary of the electives you can select:
Half Credit Courses: One Full Credit Courses:
Criminal Law HonorsCollege Level Spanish 12
Business/Finance Spanish 12 Honors
Mind, Soul, Reality: Philosophy Advanced Spanish 12 Honors College Level
Sociology HonorsCollege Level AP Spanish
Modern U.S. Foreign Policy French 12
Psychology HonorsCollege Level French 12 Honors
*World Literature I College Level AP French
*World Literature II College Level Italian I Honors
*Modern Drama College Level Latin I Honors
*Literature of New York College Level Chinese I Honors
*Ideas and Themes in Literature College Level AP Language and Composition (if taken as 2
nd
English course)
*Literary Forms and Genres College Level AP Literature and Composition (if taken as 2
nd
English course)
*The Short Story Introduction to Speech (Sounds & Articulation)/Public Speaking H
*Gothic, Mystery and Science Fiction Chorus
Theatre Arts II Honors Chorus Honors
Advanced Art Honors Instrumental Music Programs
Ceramics Instrumental Music Programs Honors
Video Production Music Theory
Digital Photography Intro to Music: Keyboard Skills
Digital Illustration and Design Portfolio Prep Honors
Film Appreciation AP Calculus BC
Musical Theatre Workshop AP Calculus AB
AP Statistics
Analysis Honors College Level
*These English Courses may be taken Pre-Calculus
as ½ credit elective, only if taken in Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
addition to required English Course. Senior Functions
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Principles
Scientific Computing Honors
Western Civilization I and II Honors College Level
Intro to Business HonorsCollege Level
Principles of Marketing HonorsCollege Level
Business Law HonorsCollege Level
Human Anatomy HonorsCollege Level
Environmental Science Regular
Marine Biology
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.
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THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Mr. Patrick Maguire, Chairman
6113 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
9
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
This course introduces students to the Sacred Scriptures of the Roman Catholic faith, their academic study and their interpretation.
The various books of the Old and New Testaments are introduced in relation to their historical, cultural, and religious backgrounds,
with timely references to geographical and archaeological data. In addition, students are introduced to the concepts of biblical
inspiration, faith, truth, moral guidance, and the formation of the biblical books.
6115 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
9
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.05
Honors classes will meet 6 out of 7 days in each cycle.
This course is an in depth study of the Sacred Scriptures of the Roman Catholic faith, their academic study and their interpretation.
The various books of the Old and New Testaments are introduced in relation to their historical, cultural, and religious backgrounds,
with timely references to geographical and archaeological data. In addition, students are introduced to the concepts of biblical
inspiration, biblical inerrancy, and the formation of the canon. This course is designed for students that are coming into St. Anthony’s
with a strong background in Religious Education.
Limited Enrollment
6213 INTRODUCTION TO CHURCH HISTORY
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
10
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
This course examines the history of the Roman Catholic Church as a point of evangelization. Topics to be examined will include the
development of the early Church, the Age of the Fathers, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Reformation period, and the Modern
Era.
6215 INTRODUCTION TO CHURCH HISTORY - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
10
th
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 serve as an introduction and overview to the study of the Roman Catholic Church in history. Following a
presentation of the methods of the discipline, the course will survey the major moments in the history of the Church from the early
Church to the present. The course will include the development of the Church’s relationship with the world, the history of the papacy,
the development of conciliar history, popular devotion, the life of the Church in various regions of the world, the lives of the saints,
and the internal struggles of ecclesial life.
Limited Enrollment
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6303 MORAL THEOLOGY
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
11
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
This course assists the student in applying Sacred Scripture to their moral life and understanding the social teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church. The following fundamental areas of Catholic Moral Theology will be studied: the relationship between Christ and
morality, the reality of sin, the natural law tradition, the proper use of freedom, the role of conscience in our moral decisions, and
cultivating virtue.
6315 THE MORAL VOICE IN THE MODERN WORLD HONORS (St. Joseph College Credit)
Full Year Course 1 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
11
th
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 Roman 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 Voice 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
THEOLOGY 12
Two Half-Year Courses - 1 Credit
12
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
6414 APOLOGETICS (Fall Semester)
This course introduces the student to the art of fulfilling this biblical mandate to cogently and convincingly explain and defend
Christian truth and focuses on the “what” and “how” of apologetics to present a compelling defense of the Faith. Topics include: the
relationship between faith and reason, arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the divinity of Christ, the Resurrection,
and life after death.
6413 THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (Spring Semester)
This course introduces the student to the work of St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body which shaped the Roman Catholic
Church’s moral teaching on the gift of human sexuality. Students will learn to appreciate the biblical foundation of the Theology of
the Body and gain insights into the relationships between men and women and the mystery of love.
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6415 FRANCISCAN EVANGELIZATION - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
12
th
Year Level Application and interview process by Campus Ministry Team is required for admission into this course.
Weight: 1.05
Honors classes will meet 6 out of 7 days in each cycle
Through readings from Sacred Scripture, Franciscan sources, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and other theological documents,
and the sharing of their own journeys, students will develop a greater understanding of the Roman Catholic Faith and will be trained to
articulate the Faith to others within the context of the Sophomore Retreat. Upon successful completion of the course, students will
receive the Basic Diocesan Certificate from the Diocese of Rockville Center.
Limited Enrollment
6435 THE SPIRITUALITY AND TIMES OF ST. FRANCIS AND ST. CLARE - HONORS (St. Francis College Credit)
Full Year Course - 1 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
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 examine the lives and legacy of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. The investigation will cover a broad
understanding of the world in which St. Francis and St. Clare lived, and the paradoxes of medieval Italian life that contributed to St.
Francis and St. Clare’s lives and messages of simplicity and devotion to God as well as the development, influence, and continuity of
the Franciscan tradition. Attention will be given to St. Bonaventure, Blessed John Duns Scotus and other notable Franciscans. The
course will also explore and consider Franciscan values, principles, and spirituality.
Limited Enrollment
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is
a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
- St. Francis of Assisi
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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Mrs. Nancy Kennedy, Chairwoman
1103 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
9
th
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
9
th
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 students
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
10
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
The Sophomore course 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
10
th
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 gradually acquire 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.
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1303 WESTERN LITERATURE
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
11
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
This course surveys the growth of Western Literature and examines the factors, which have determined its evolution. The
contribution of Western 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
11
th
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 additional fee
11
th
and 12
th
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. The Advanced Placement Examination, taken in May, is a requirement of this course. Signature of
Chairperson is required.
1424 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A.P. Examination Required additional fee
12
th
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.
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1474 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH / PUBLIC SPEAKING - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
12
th
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.
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
12
th
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 additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year LevelDepartmental approval Required
Weight: 1.05
The focus of this course will be “the development of the common culture”. Students will read and gain appreciation for some works
that laid the foundation for modern culture. A sampling of the following works may be covered: The Old Testament, (emphasis on
Genesis, Exodus and Job), The IliadHomer, The Divine ComedyDante, Othello - Shakespeare, among others.
The course work will deal with exploring the cultural context of the great works and their continued influence on modern society.
Special attention will be given to literary criticism and analytical writing.
1425 WORLD LITERATURE II: THE ENLIGHTENMENT THE PRESENT HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
Half Year Course ½ Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year Level - Departmental Approval Required
Weight: 1.05
The development of the various national cultures of American and European Civilization during the 18
th
, 19
th
and earlier 20
th
centuries
will be illustrated through literary masterpieces of such writers as: Voltaire, Swift, Blake, Kafka, Yeats and Miller.
The course work will cover the many historical changes that occurred during this period and the effect those changes had on the
written word. Students will become familiar with literary criticism and in achieving proficiency in the style and form of college
writing.
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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 additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
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.
1475 LITERATURE OF NEW YORKHONORS (LIU POST CREDITS)
Half Year Course ½ Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year LevelDepartmental 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. The ways in which the city impacts human lives will be explored through both
sociological and psychological lenses. There will be analysis of 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 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 additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year LevelDepartmental 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 authorsor 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 additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year LevelDepartmental 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.
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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%.
1435 THE SHORT STORYHONORS (LIU POST CREDITS)
Half Year Course ½ Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year LevelDepartmental Approval Required
Weight: 1.05
This course offers an introduction to the short story and its development since the nineteenth century. What are some of the
characteristics and conventions of short fiction? How do we understand a short story differently in the context of a collection? What
are some of the challenges of this format? These readings will enable us to examine various literary genres as well as several major
artistic movements, including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Postmodernism Post-colonialism, and Minimalism.
Some possible authors include Hawthorne, Poe, Twain, Flaubert, Chekov, James, Joyce, Lawrence, Mansfield, Faulkner,
Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Hemingway, O’Connor, Walker, Beattie, Updike.
1436 GOTHIC, MYSTERY AND SCIENCE FICTIONHONORS (LIU POST CREDITS)
Half Year Course ½ Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year LevelDepartmental Approval Required
Weight: 1.05
This course offers an overview of the evolution of supernatural and mystery fiction from its inception in the 18
th
century up to and
including some science fiction works. Students will be introduced to the conventions of Gothic literature such as mystery, peril and
use of atmosphere. Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley possibly one of the first works of science fiction will be
covered. The mysteries of Edgar Allan Poe will be explored as well as the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. Agatha Christie’s and G.K.
Chesterton’s mysteries will also be explored. Some of Hitchcock’s film interpretations of mysteries will be viewed. Early science
fiction by H.G. Wells along with some modern sci-fi authors such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King will round out the curriculum.
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
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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
Mr. Bruce Engel, Director of Music
Mr. Christopher Lauto, Director of Art
8873 CHORUS
8877 Full Year Course - 1 Credit
8883 Open to all Students - Pre-requisite - Approval of Choral Director Required
8887 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 GREGORIAN SCHOLA HONORS
8880 Full Year Course - 1 Credit
8885 Open to Junior and Senior Schola Members only - Pre-requisiteSelection by the Choral Director
8890 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 SOPHOMORE CHORUS HONORS
8878 Full Year Course - 1 Credit
8884 Open to Sophomore Officers - Pre-requisiteSelection by the Choral Director
8889 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 9
th
and 10
th
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.
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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.
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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.
8864 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC: KEYBOARD SKILLS
Full Year Course 1 Creditthis course fulfills NY State requirement for Fine Arts
Open To All Students - Pre-requisite: Audition by Teacher Required for Placement
Weight: 1.00
Through the medium of the piano, students will explore music as experienced in different countries and cultures throughout the world.
In addition, students will go through the history of music while discovering a diversity of styles including classical, folk and popular
music as they pertain to their respective cultural regions. This course can help create a foundation and appreciation of music on a
global scale with a diversified hands-on survey of cultures through learning the piano
8861 INTRODUCTION TO BAGPIPES
Full Year Course 1 Credit
Open to All Students
Weight: 1.00
This course meets every Monday 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. Conflicts with some extracurricular activities may
occur.
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.
Conflicts with some extracurricular activities may occur.
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. Conflicts with some extracurricular activities may occur.
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8911 INTRODUCTION TO HIGHLAND PIPE BAND DRUMMING
Full Year Course 1 Credit
Open to All Students
Weight: 1.00
This course meets every Monday 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.
Conflicts with some extracurricular activities may occur.
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. Conflicts with some extracurricular activities may occur.
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. Conflicts with some extracurricular activities may occur.
8653 MUSIC THEORY
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
10
th
, 11
th
and 12
th
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
8144 MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
10
th
, 11
th
, 12
th
year level - Pre-requisite: Approval of Drama Instructor Required
Weight: 1.00
This performing arts course explores the history of the American Musical Theatre as well as further developing the skills needed to
interpret and execute a variety of musical theatre scenes and songs. Students will develop their acting, movement and vocal
performance techniques through active participation and reflection. The course will also teach auditioning skills and foster the art of
collaboration. A broad overview of the history, styles, works and artists of the musical theatre genre is included. The course will
conclude with a public performance.
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.
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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: 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.
8482 ADVANCED ART
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
Pre-requisite - Approval of Art Director
Weight: 1.00
This half-year course allows students to continue their study of either painting or drawing, 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 understanding of using art materials. Throughout the course students will be taught to master the
materials within the area of their choosing.
8475 ADVANCED ART - HONORS
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
Pre-requisite - 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.
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.
8483 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
Pre-requisite: Approval of Art Director
Weight: 1.00
This half-year course will explore the foundations of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Using their understanding from prerequisite
courses, students will be able to navigate the basic Adobe interface and utilize Wacom tablets to create illustrated works on the
computer. Projects will incorporate illustration as well as graphic design.
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8443 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
12
th
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 FILM PRODUCTION
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
12
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
Film 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.
8493 FILM APPRECIATION
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
Pre-requisite: Approval of Art Director
Weight: 1.00
This half-year course will focus on creating awareness, discussion, and evaluations of major films throughout history. Each film will
be analyzed on its acting, editing, and impact in modern culture and future filmmaking. Classroom instruction will emphasize the
auditory and visual experiences of the cinematic art as wall as the film’s influence in the film industry.
Christ at the center of a universe ordered by love: Christ is presented as the basis of all
nature, grace and glory the most perfect model of humanity.- Blessed John Duns Scotus
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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.
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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 - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
9
th
Year Level Mandatory interview at registration
Weight: 1.05
This course is designed for those students who are coming from a Spanish speaking household or have an extensive knowledge of Spanish
and would like to enhance their 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 these students to learn about Spanish heritage and influences in an accelerated Spanish 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.
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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 in-
depth 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.
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5353 SPANISH 11
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
11
th
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.
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5404 ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH 12
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
&12
th
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 additional fee required if taking for College Credits
11
th
&12
th
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.
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. 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
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5454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH 12
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
&12
th
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. 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 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
11
th
and 12
th
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
11
th
and 12
th
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
11
th
and 12
th
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.
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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 academic and emotional support as necessary. Groups focus on developing effective study habits,
exploring identity, drug and alcohol awareness, developing 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 identify the connection between
their work in high school and college preparedness. Course selection for sophomore year is discussed.
0200 SOPHOMORE GROUP - SPRING SEMESTER
Sophomore groups strive to reestablish contact between student and counselor. Topics include junior year course selection, academic
progress, building self-esteem, reverencing diversity, introduction to Naviance for career exploration, drug and alcohol awareness,
healthy relationships/dating, suicide prevention and the implications of misusing technology. PSAT results and SAT/ACT preparation
are discussed.
0300 JUNIOR GROUP - SPRING SEMESTER
Junior group work engages students in conversation regarding senior course selection, the college search and application processes,
the college essay, drug and alcohol awareness, cultivating a more equitable community 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 college counseling. 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 focused on supporting students with assuming the responsibility of completing and managing their college
application materials. Additional topics include stress management, relationships, developing cultural competence, drug and alcohol
awareness, transitioning to college life 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 college catalogues and
information regarding summer college programs. The College Center Staff works closely with guidance counselors and students to
help facilitate the college application process while coordinating the transmittal of school support materials required by colleges. The
College Center Staff maintains Naviance by providing instructions for the college application process as well as posting upcoming
college representative visits, scholarship information and links to various college resources.
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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 or TI
Inspire and Casio are not permitted)
NO STUDENT MAY SIT FOR A REGENTS EXAMINATION WITHOUT A GRAPHING CALCULATOR.
3132 TRANSITIONAL ALGEBRATWO YEAR ALGEBRA COURSE
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination Required.
9
th
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
9
th
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
9
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Successful completion of 8
th
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.
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.
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3143 GEOMETRY (FRESHMEN)
Full Year Course - 1 Credit Final Examination and Regents Examination Required
9
th
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, analytic
Geometry and Trigonometry. 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 85% 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
10
th
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
10
th
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
10
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: 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, Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry. 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 Algebra 2 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 several units of Geometry
before being allowed to take Geometry Honors. A qualifying test is given in June. Incoming freshmen must also complete the extra
units to be placed into Geometry Honors.
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3353 TRIGONOMETRY AND ALGEBRA 2
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
10
th
and 11
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: 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
Algebra and 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 are encouraged to take Math 11. A graphing calculator is
required. Students may not sit for the Regents examination without an approved graphing calculator.
3375 TRIGONOMETRY AND ALGEBRA 2 HONORS AND PRE-CALCULUS HONORS
Full Year Course - 2 CreditsFinal Examination and Regents Examination Required
10
th
and 11
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Geometry Honors/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 Geometry Honors at St. Anthony’s are required to study and pass a test on several units of Algebra 2
and Trigonometry before being allowed to take 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 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Examination Required (This is not a Regents course)
10
th
and 11
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: 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 Algebra and Integrated Geometry. It will concentrate on skill
development. Topics will include and Intermediate Algebra and an introduction to Functions. Accelerated 10
th
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
11
th
Grade Level Pre-requisite: 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,
analytic geometry and Trigonometry. 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
12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Geometry
Weight: 1.00
This course will reinforce topics taught in Intermediate Algebra 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 Trigonometry and Algebra
2 Regents examination. This course is similar to a College Algebra course in scope and intent. Students who have completed
Trigonometry and Algebra 2 should not enroll in this course.
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3454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: 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)additional fee required if taking for College Credits
Full Year Course - 1 CreditFinal Examination Required
11
th
& 12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: 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 Final Project and A.P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
and 12
th
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 11
th
Year 90% final grade in Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
This class is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2 and Trigonometry with a 92% 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.
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3415 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC/ELEMENTS OF CALCULUS 3
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Final Project and A. P. Examination Required additional fee
12
th
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. A graphing calculator is required.
Students may be required to complete an assignment over the summer of 2017 to prepare for this course. That information will be
posted on the website.
3443 PRE-CALCULUS
Full Year Course - 1 CreditFinal Examination Required
12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: 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 Credit Final Examination and Regents Examination Required
12
th
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.
3902 BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCE
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
11
th
and 12
th
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.
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3514 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A
Full Year Course - 1 Credit Final Project and A. P. Examination Required additional fee
12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Application
Weight 1.10
$65 materials fee is required in addition to AP Test fee
This course is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer
science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of date (data
structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of
computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language.
These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large,
complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and
universities.
Application Required: This computer science course builds upon a foundation of mathematical reasoning that should be acquired
before attempting such a course so the applicants will be selected based on enthusiasm for computer programming, level of completed
mathematics courses, the demonstrated facility for abstract thinking, and the ability to articulate logical reasoning.
3515 AP COMPUTER PRINCIPLES
Full Year Course - 1 Credit Final Project and A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Application
Weight 1.10
The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. In
this course, students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to
analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course is unique
in its focus on fostering student creativity. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational
artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will
also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and
discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world.
3516 SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
Open to All StudentsPre-requisite: Trigonometry and Algebra 2, Invitation and Approval from Mathematics and Science
Weight 1.05 Departments
This course will introduce students to many fundamental mathematical and computer programming techniques employed by scientists
to discover patterns in laws governing mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. Through a series of demonstrations and hands on
programming exercises developed by a Brookhaven National Lab instructor, students will acquire basic programming skills used in
supporting modern experiments in computational science. The goal of this course is to provide students with powerful scientific
computing skills needed by all modern scientific research teams.*
*Scientists and engineers rely more than ever on computer modeling and simulation with large data sets (Scientific Computing) to
guide their experimental and design work. Since this course includes methods and algorithms for scientific computing and their use in
creating computational methods in mathematics, science and engineering, this course is listed in both the Mathematics Department
and the Science Department course offerings.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today
-St. Francis of Assisi
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PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
Brother Robert Gabriel, O.S.F., Chairman
0903 MIND, SOUL, REALITY: A STUDY OF PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
12
th
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.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully
in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Mr. Salvatore Lagano, Chairman
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9
Full Year Course – 1/2 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 – 1/2 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 – 1/2 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.
7401 BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER (SPARTAN CHALLENGE)
Full Year Course – 1/2 Credit
Open to Senior Boys and Girls (Juniors and Sophomores may register for the class, but require Mr. Lagano’s permission
Class will meet at 7 a.m. (known as Zero Period) once a cycle and be counted for your gym class credit.
This class is for all Senior students who are interested in a challenging and high intensity workout experience to improve their overall
athletic performance. This course will involve intense workouts to improve your strength, speed, and agility. Program will be
developed and progress of each individual will be monitored. A final obstacle course will be developed for all to complete.
Limited class size.
7610 ATHLETICS IN SOCIETY
Full Year Course – 1/2 Credit
9
th
, 10
th
, 11
th
and 12
th
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.
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.
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7477 INDEPENDENT HEALTH
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
10
th
, 11
th
and 12
th
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.
We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.
- St. Clare of Assisi
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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Mr. James Medina, Chairman
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.
4703 LIVING ENVIRONMENT/BIOLOGY
4704 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
9
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
This course will provide a broad understanding of the fundamental principles of biology and build a foundation in understanding how
organisms evolve in a changing environment. 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.
4705 LIVING ENVIRONMENT/BIOLOGY HONORS
4706 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
9
th
Year Level Approval of Department Chairman 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.
4723 PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE
4724 Full Year course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
10
th
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.
4725 PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE HONORS
4726 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
10
th
Year - Recommendation of Living Environment/ Biology Teacher required
Weight: 1.05
To enter this Honors Course, a minimum of 90% in Science 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.
4733 PHYSICAL SETTING/CHEMISTRY
4734 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
11
th
and 12
th
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.
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4735 PHYSICAL SETTING/CHEMISTRY HONORS
4736 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
11
th
and 12
th
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 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.
4743 PHYSICAL SETTING/PHYSICS
4744 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
11
th
and 12
th
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.
4745 PHYSICAL SETTING/PHYSICS HONORS
4746 Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
11
th
and 12
th
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.
4763 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
4764 Full Year Course - 1 Credit
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level Approval of Department Chairman
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.
4773 MARINE SCIENCE
4774 Full Year Course - 1 Credit
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00 Approval of Department Chairman
This course will introduce students to Oceanography and Marine Biology. Oceanography will help the students to gain a deeper
understanding of marine environments, such as, coral reefs, beaches and marsh ecology. Other topics include the physical and
chemical properties of ocean zones, tides, waves and currents. Marine Biology will introduce the students to the great diversity of
marine organisms. Specialized topics will include marine pollution and aquaculture.
Limited class size.
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4783 FORENSIC SCIENCE
4784 Full Year Course - 1 Credit
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment and one Physical Science (Earth Science, Chemistry
Weight: 1.00 Approval of Department Chairman 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
4718 ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY
4719 Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment and Chemistry
Weight: 1.10 Approval of Department Chairman 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, 2017.
It is highly recommended that 9
th
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 pertinent to the course. The course is open to qualified junior and senior students, and select freshmen.
Limited class size.
4738 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY
4739 *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 additional fee
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Regents Chemistry
Weight: 1.10 Approval of Department Chairman 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.
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4748 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1 (without Calculus)
4749 Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Regents Physics
Weight: 1.10 Approval of Department Chairman 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.
4758 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2 (without Calculus)
4759 Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level Recommended Pre-requisite: AP Physics 1
Weight: 1.10 Approval of Department Chairman 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.
4768 ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
4769 Full Year Courses - 1 Credit - A. P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Regents Biology; Earth Science, Chemistry
Weight: 1.10 Approval of Department Chairman 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 MICROBIOLOGYHONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
Full Year Courses - 1 Credit
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment (Biology)
Weight: 1.05 Application Required - Approval of Department Chairman
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.
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4775 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGYHONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
4776 Full Year Courses - 1 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
11
th
or 12
th
Year Level - Pre-requisites: Regents Living Environment (Biology)
Weight: 1.05 Approval of Department Chairman
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
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Regents Chemistry
Weight 1.05 Approval of Department Chairman
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
9
th
, 10
th
, 11
th
and 12
th
Year Level Approval of Department Chairman
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.
3516 SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING - HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
Open to All StudentsPre-requisite: Trigonometry and Algebra 2, Invitation and Approval from Mathematics and Science
Weight 1.05 Departments
This course will introduce students to many fundamental mathematical and computer programming techniques employed by scientists
to discover patterns in laws governing mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. Through a series of demonstrations and hands on
programming exercises developed by a Brookhaven National Lab instructor, students will acquire basic programming skills used in
supporting modern experiments in computational science. The goal of this course is to provide students with powerful scientific
computing skills needed by all modern scientific research teams.*
*Scientists and engineers rely more than ever on computer modeling and simulation with large data sets (Scientific Computing) to
guide their experimental and design work. Since this course includes methods and algorithms for scientific computing and their use in
creating computational methods in mathematics, science and engineering, this course is listed in both the Mathematics Department
and the Science Department course offerings.
Prayer is the best weapon we possess. It is the key that open the heart of God.
- St. Pio of Pietrelcina
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SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Mr. Lewis Cordina, Chairman
2103 GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 9
Full Year Course - 1 Credit
9
th
Year Level
Weight: 1.00
Global History and Geography 9 is the first year of a two-year course for 9
th
and 10
th
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
9
th
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 9
th
and 10
th
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
9
th
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
10
th
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 years end.
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2205 GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 10 HONORS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
10
th
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 years end.
2224 ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY II
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination in Global History and AP World History Examination Required
10
th
Year Level additional fee
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 2016.
2303 UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT 11
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination Required
11
th
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 (1933-
1960); 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
11
th
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 (1933-
1960); 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.
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2414 ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - Regents Examination in US History and A.P. Examination Required additional fee
11
th
and 12
th
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 2017.
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
12
th
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
12
th
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.
2433 GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS - HONORS
Full Year Course -1 Credit
12
th
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 will be a combination of the two New York State required half-year courses listed above. Students in this course will
cover all the basic content of those courses while bringing the disciplines together to discuss them as one entity. Public speaking and
civic participation will be major elements of the course work and students who enroll in the class will be constantly analyzing current
government and economic events.
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2454 ADVANCED PLACEMENT ECONOMICS
Full Year Course - 1 Credit - A.P. Examination in Micro/Macro Economics Required additional fee
12
th
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 2017.
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
12
th
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.
2424 ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Full Year Course – 1 Credit - A.P. Examination in Government and Politics Required additional fee
12
th
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 2017.
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.
2486 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I: THE MAKING OF MODERN MAN HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
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 additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
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%.
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2475 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY HONORS
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit
12
th
Year Level - Application Required - Approval of Department Chairman
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%.
2925 BUSINESS LAWHONORS (LIU POST CREDITS)
Full Year Course - 1 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level
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.
2945 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETINGHONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
Full Year Course - 1 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
11
th
and 12
th
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%.
2915 CRIMINAL LAW HONORSHONORS (LIU POST CREDITS)
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
Year Level - Application Required - Approval of Department Chairman
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%.
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2935 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESSHONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
Full Year Course - 1 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
11
th
and 12
th
Year Level - Application Required - Department Approval
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%.
2415 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - HONORS (LIU POST CREDIT)
One Semester Course 1/2 Credit additional fee required if taking for College Credits
12
th
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 additional fee
11
th
and 12
th
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.
2466 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I HONORS
One Semester Course 1/2 Credit
12
th
Year Level Application Required - Department Approval
Weight 1.05
This course is for students interested in pursuing law. This course will focus on the structure and procedures of the Federal Courts,
particularly the Supreme Court. By examining the Bill of Rights through the landmark Court decisions students will develop a deeper
appreciation of the Constitution and learn to “think like a lawyer”. Emphasis will be placed on writing skills and critical thinking.
Excellent English skills required.
2467 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II HONORS
One Semester Course 1/2 Credit
12
th
Year Level Pre-requisite: Course 2466
Weight 1.05 Application Required - Department Approval
This course is a continuation of CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (see above). Part 2 continues the examination of the Bill of Rights
section of the Constitution by examining the landmark Supreme Court cases relating to it. Students will develop a deeper appreciation
of the Constitution and learn to “think like a lawyer”. Emphasis will be placed on writing skills and critical thinking. Excellent
English skills required.