New Clubs and Courses at Canon-McMillan Senior High School

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Posted On: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The following clubs and courses were approved for Canon-McMillan Senior High School at the last Voting School Board Meeting:

  • New Clubs:
    • NPFH (No Place for Hate):
      • Mission/Goal: A student led school climate improvement program to improve and promote a safe and accepting culture and environment within the Canon-McMillan High School community. Follow them on Instagram at @_npfh_

    • SHOUT (Social Handprints Overcoming Unjust Treatment):
      • Mission/Goal: The purpose of SHOUT is to create culturally responsive safe spaces for all students, faculty, and staff. Follow them on Instagram at @cm.shout

 

  • Course Revisions:
    • CM STORE PRODUCTION  (replaces Foundations of Technology name- only a name change)  
      • Grades 9, 10, 11, 12          
      • Credit .50
      • Students in this class will produce the products sold at the CM School Store. This exciting, hands-on course will explore strategies and operations of a real manufacturing enterprise. Students will be engaged in the design and development of diverse products using CorelDraw software and equipment such as vinyl cutters, heat presses, screen printing, laser engraving and more. Popular products that our students make include t-shirt making and other decorated apparel. Students will collaborate with our sister class, Entrepreneurship II to achieve the ultimate hands-on experience as an Entrepreneur.
    • PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Increase from .25 to.50 credit)
      • Grades 9, 10 7013 Credit .50
      • Grades 11, 12 7001 Credit .50

 

  • New Courses:
    • ALGEBRA 2 
      • Credit 1.00
      • Prerequisite: Students must have a “C” average in any Geometry course. 
      • Algebra 2 builds upon the skills that were learned in Algebra 1.  This course begins with a review of Algebra 1 topics, then students will solve systems of equations and inequalities and solve and graph quadratic equations.  Additional topics may include:  rational equations, radical equations, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, absolute value equations and inequalities.  Students must purchase a scientific calculator.  The Texas Instrument, TI-30XIIS is the recommended calculator.
    • AP Computer Science A will now be eligible to be counted as a math credit.
    • AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) 
      • Grade 11      
      • Credit 1.00
      • Prerequisite:  This course requires a final grade of an “A” in English 10-Honors with a teacher recommendation, and completion of the summer enrichment assignment. 
      • AP English Language and Composition is an introductory college-level composition course. Students cultivate their understanding of writing and rhetorical arguments through reading, analyzing, and writing texts as they explore topics like rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.
    • COMPETITIVE P.E.
      • Grades 10, 11, 12
      • Credit .50
      • Prerequisite: Students must have a B average in Physical Education 9/10.
      • Students will be engaged in competitive team sports or individual competitions/tournaments. Competitive P.E. will promote enjoyable participation in team/individual sports by using active learning strategies, developing students knowledge, confidence, motor skills, and will provide opportunities for a higher level of physical activity. Students can achieve personal success, increase knowledge, improve skills and fitness, and learn the importance of teamwork, cooperation, effort, and sportsmanship.
    • HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD   
      • Grades 11, 12                  
      • Credit .50
      • “History vs. Hollywood” will examine movies as works of historical evidence.  Students will spend class time viewing various historical films and researching them for inaccuracies and comparing the information to factual history.  Class will consist of discussion, in-depth analysis of the film and historical  information, research, and writing that movies have on our interpretation of history and on society. Students will learn to distinguish and recognize historical inaccuracies from fact and analyze the motivations for the Hollywood interpretation of those facts.  Students will gain experience in critical analysis and research of historical evidence.  Students will develop an understanding of the influence and relationship between movies and culture and discuss the effects of cinema on society.  This course will have an emphasis on research, critical thinking, interpretation, analysis, and writing skills. All films will be rated PG13-R.  Films will cover both World and American History.  A parent permission slip must be returned to the teacher at the beginning of the year.  The permission slip will apply to every movie viewed.
    • LIFETIME SPORTS AND FITNESS
      • Grades 10, 11, 12                                                                                     
      •  Credit .50
      • Prerequisite: Students must have a B average in Physical Education 9/10.
      • The goal of this course is to promote physical fitness through a variety of fitness activities and sport units. In this course students will explore concepts involving personal and group fitness, dual sports, individual and lifetime sports. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere.  By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level.
    • STATISTICS AND REAL WORLD MATHEMATICS
      • Grades 11 (as an elective), 12
      • Credit 1.00
      • Prerequisites:  Students must complete Algebra 2 with a C average. 
      • This course will begin with an exploration of jobs and majors that require some type of statistics course and knowledge.  Students will learn how to collect data using various forms of surveys, studies and experiments. Students will then complete their own surveys and experiments.  Students will study how to display and analyze data using various graphs (stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots, etc) and various statistical measures including measures of center (mean, median, mode) and spread (range, IQR, standard deviation).  Students will learn how to avoid debt by knowing how it grows exponentially and will better understand how to handle mortgages, car loans and other real world situations.  Students will learn the basic rules of probability and simulations and how they are used by insurance agents, the government (census, polls, etc), online advertisers and standardized test companies (SAT, ACT, MCAT) in order to determine costs, winners, representatives, etc.  Students must purchase a graphing calculator.  The Texas Instrument, TI-83+  is the recommended calculator.
    • STRENGTH & CONDITIONING                                                                                         
      • Grades 10, 11, 12 
      • Credit .50
      • Prerequisite: Students must have a B average in Physical Education 9/10.
      • This course will introduce students to various strength training and conditioning principles. Weight room safety, warm-up/cool-down procedures, lifting technique and safety, and development of an individualized training program are all important components of this course. Students will be introduced to a variety of strength training and conditioning methods including but not limited to free weight, body weight, and machine exercises.




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