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In this elective course, students will learn the literacy and reasoning skills that will be important tools for them when they complete the ACT. This course will focus on helping students understand how to use critical literacy skills to enable them to reasonably develop answers.
This course will review and extend various algebraic and geometric topics, including systems of equations, various functions and their graphs, and different topics in trigonometry such as trigonometric identities and graphs, polar coordinates, and applications of the unit circle. Other topics include matrices, complex numbers, vectors, conics, analytical geometry, and sequences and series. This course will provide a solid background for additional advanced math classes such as Calculus and careers in the math and science areas, such as engineering.
This course will develop algebraic skills and concepts and enhance problem solving ability. Students will explore relationships between quantities, reasoning with equations, and linear and exponential relationships. Topics will include work with polynomials, quadratics, rational expressions, irrational numbers, coordinate graphing, basic statistics, and introduction to functions.
This course will review and extend an understanding of the number system, formulas, equations, and graphs. Subject matter includes quadratics, radicals, exponents, and complex numbers. An emphasis will be placed on trigonometric functions, modeling with functions and quadratic relationships. Students will analyze and interpret data, make inferences, justify conclusions and use probability to make decisions.
This course builds upon the essential skills of arithmetic as they apply to algebra. Students will perform operations and solve problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentage. Students will be introduced to geometric concepts, as well as integers, real numbers and linear equations, linear inequalities, factoring, and graphing. This course is the first part of a two-year Fundamentals of Algebra course series. Completion of the two-year course series fulfills the Algebra I requirement needed for graduation. Due to Ohio’s graduation requirements, School Counselor approval is required for participation in this course.
This course builds upon the essential skills of arithmetic as they apply to algebra. Students will perform operations and solve problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentage. Students will be introduced to geometric concepts, as well as integers, real numbers and linear equations, linear inequalities, factoring and graphing. This course is the second part of the two-year Fundamentals of Algebra course series. Completion of the two-year course series fulfills the Algebra I requirement needed for graduation. Due to Ohio’s graduation requirements, School Counselor approval is required for participation in this course.
Properties of geometric figures will be discovered and discussed in this course. Methods of deductive and inductive reasoning will be introduced. The course includes a study of points, lines, planes and angles as well as parallelism, triangles, polygons, regular polygons, circles, areas and volumes, and a review of coordinate geometry. The study of trigonometry of the right triangle and transformational geometry will be introduced.
This course covers applications and operating systems important to security professions. The Windows and macOS systems are introduced along with desktop and mobile applications. The course focuses on the Linux operating system, a very popular system in cybersecurity. Students will learn how to log in to Linux, files and directories, processes, permissions, and more. This course is an elective open to both TRECA Tech and current non-TRECA Tech students and helps prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ industry exam (additional study required). College credit is offered through the Ohio CTAG program. This course may be used to fulfill the Technology Seal requirements.
Cyber-attacks are increasingly in the news. Malicious actors use anything from bots to ransomware to inflict damage on private companies, supply chains, and government agencies. This course explores cyber trends, threats, and the broader topic of cybersecurity. Students will learn how to protect personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges organizations face today. The most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities are discussed at a technical level. Students will also gain insight for how businesses protect their operations from attacks.
A single breach can have huge consequences for a company, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. In this course, you develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Practice with Linux-based security suites is offered along with instruction on how to detect attacks. This course is recommended if you plan to study for the Cisco CyberOps Associate industry certification. The pre-requisite course Cybersecurity is required. College credit is offered through the Ohio CTAG program.
Students will learn the process of systematic defense for information technology systems. They will apply knowledge and skills required to secure network resources including infrastructure, operating systems, data, and applications. Students will apply the knowledge of disaster recovery and business continuity.
Interactive media includes the design and creation of digital graphics artwork. Students will use the Adobe Photoshop application to learn about photo correction, layers, masks, channels, typography, color design, web based images, and printing requirements. Students will also be introduced to 3-dimensional vector graphics and animation. Adobe Photoshop is popular with industry professionals for free-lance and organizational artwork creation. This course is an elective open to both TRECA Tech and current non-TRECA Tech students and is preparation for the Adobe ACA Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop industry exam (additional study required). College credit is offered through the Ohio CTAG program.
This is the final course in the Interactive Media, Web Programming, and Cybersecurity Career Tech Pathways. Students will apply knowledge, attitudes and skills that were learned in prior CTE classes. Capstones often include project/problem-based learning opportunities that may occur both entirely in or away from school. This course can be delivered through a variety of methods including in-house online courses, cooperative education, or apprenticeships. Students may concurrently enroll in the capstone along with their last non-capstone course in any IT pathway.
This first course in the IT pathways is designed to provide students with essential skills in information technology. Students will learn about IT concepts, computer components, software development, databases, and security. This course is an elective open to both TRECA Tech and non-TRECA Tech students and is preparation for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ industry exam (additional study required).
Students use the Adobe Illustrator application to learn about vector shapes, layers, masks, transformations, typography, and printing requirements. Adobe Illustrator is popular with industry professionals as a tool for creating clip-art to t-shirt designs. This course is an elective open to both TRECA Tech and current non-TRECA Tech students and is preparation for the Adobe ACA Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator industry certification exam (additional study required). College credit is offered through the Ohio CTAG program.
Students will learn the dynamics of the Web environment while pursuing an in-depth study of both Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students will create a static web page with tags, elements, special characters, lines, graphics, hypertext links, and layouts. HTML and CSS are industry standards for creating and presenting web content. This course is an elective open to both TRECA Tech and current non-TRECA Tech students and with the option of applying for college credit through the Ohio CTAG program.
This course covers creativity, expression, design principles, and evaluation of art. It will also discuss ways to communicate meaning through art and will focus on the history of art, western and world art appreciation, art in the modern world, and art from the 20th century to present day. Students will also have a chance to express their own creativity and ideas through the completion of studio projects that reflect lesson concepts.
This course covers the History of Digital Art, while focusing on various careers in Digital Art, such as graphic design, web design, advertising, and digital photography. Students will study the differences between various file formats, how to use design principles to create the best layout, how color and font style impact brand recognition, and how to create a sense of space using various non-digital techniques and the rules of perspective. Finally, students will learn to effectively manipulate, edit and render their own images using digital editing software.
Music is part of everyday lives and reflects the spirit of our human condition. To know and understand music, we distinguish and identify cultures on local and global levels. This course will provide students with an aesthetic and historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth First Century. Students will acquire basic knowledge and listening skills, making future music experiences more informed and satisfying.
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Biology is the study of life and reactions that drive biological processes. Areas of study include the chemistry, structure and functions of the cell; molecular basis of heredity; biological change over time; behaviors and interdependence of organisms and matter; energy and organization in living systems. Plant and animal structure and function will also be covered. This course will stress hands-on activities by the student as well as self-guided, investigative studies. Activities will stress scientific inquiry, communication, and applications relevant to society.
Chemistry is the systematic study, involving the scientific method, of matter, its properties, composition, and changes. Students will study matter and atomic structure, and will use the periodic table to identify and/or predict properties of elements. Other topics will include behavior of gases, chemical bonding, acids and bases, reactions, energy changes, organic and environmental chemistry and more. The use of mathematics is an integral part of this course. Real-world examples are used throughout the course to provide context for student learning.
Environmental Science is an advanced, interdisciplinary science course. It covers a wide variety of topics including geology, ecology, chemistry, geography, oceanography, and engineering. The course also considers ways in which human populations affect our planet and its processes. Of special emphasis is the concept of sustainability as a means of using resources in a way that ensures they will always be around us.
Physical Science will provide a scientific way of thinking, problem solving and an overview of essential science content in the areas of physics and chemistry. Major topics included in this course are forms and properties of matter, bonding and types of compounds, types of mixtures, energy, energy applications, forces, and motion. Students will study these topics from both a regional and global perspective and emerge with an understanding of the interconnected nature of all the natural and physical components of our world.
Physics is the study of the physical laws of nature. Students will investigate the motion of objects and the forces that cause it. Learners will apply knowledge of the relationships between time, velocity, displacement and acceleration. Additional topics covered include waves, light and sound, force and motion, electrostatics, circuitry, magnetism, and atomic and modern physics. The use of advanced mathematics is an integral part of this course.
Zoology is an advanced biology course that addresses an audience of students with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Zoology involves study of all aspects of organisms belonging to the animal kingdom. Topics covered include: classification; cell structure and organization; genetics; animal behavior; development; the structure and function of physiological systems; change over time; college and career connections; and contemporary issues. Labs and projects are integrated into the course.
This course will equip students with the skills necessary to find a job and be a valuable employee. Topics covered include searching for a job, the application, and interview process. A student will set short and long term goals. They will also learn the process of career-based communication.
This course is designed to assist students in determining their life course (academic and career). It will have students researching careers and the education/training necessary to attain those careers. Students will also look at the soft skills necessary for success in school and life - motivation, goal setting, time management/organization, interdependence, diversity, locus of control, self-efficacy, assertiveness, grit, growth mindset, deep learning, critical thinking, financial literacy, and study skills. This course includes 10 hours of financial literacy that may fulfill the state required high school financial literacy graduation requirement.
Technology Applications introduces useful computer applications. Students will learn about computers, their history and the Internet. Students will also learn about word processing, database management, spreadsheet creation and graphics manipulation. Students will be evaluated through completed projects demonstrating knowledge and skills learned.
This course will equip students with personal financial skills and help them to make well-informed purchasing decisions. Students will learn how to deal with the complex issues that individuals and families need to successfully navigate an ever-changing economy. It will help prepare for those large purchases such as a car, and/or house, plus planning for retirement.
In this course, you will learn all about food including food culture, food history, food safety, and current food trends. You'll also learn about the food service industry and try your hand at preparing some culinary delights. Through hands-on activities and in-depth study of the culinary arts field, this course will help you hone your cooking skills and give you the opportunity to explore careers in this exciting industry.
In Creative Writing, students will explore the elements of storytelling and the crafts of writing short stories, scripts, and poetry. By reading stories, screenplays, and poems, students will become familiar with the conventions of these genres. Our goal is for students to pen their own short story, one-act play, and a collection of poems. Students will also develop their writing abilities by refining grammar skills and building vocabulary.
This course develops an understanding of literary genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, rhetoric, essay and oratory) and communication skills (reading, writing, listening, viewing, speaking, and inquiring). Students will increase reading comprehension by practicing access to prior knowledge, using visualization techniques and creating graphic organizers. Learners will interpret and apply proper vocabulary and punctuation, identify facts/opinions in literature, examine effective uses of dialogue and analyze differences in perspective. Students will also focus on reading and writing personal and business letters, conducting research and exploring persuasive writing techniques.
This course builds upon the content, skills and concepts of English I. Students will extend their knowledge of common literary genres (short story, novel, drama, and poetry) from a diverse pool of authors and subject matter; and they will acquire the vocabulary, grammar, writing, research, and communication skills necessary for academic success. Students will improve reading and writing by examining technical documents, social science-related literature, historical fiction and scientific articles. They will also explore persuasive writing and will develop an understanding of critical thinking skills as they apply to reading, writing, and discussion of literary works. Students will conduct critical research and synthesize findings in a presentation.
English III is a yearlong course designed for the general student of language arts as well as for the college- bound student. The course includes selected readings in American literature from short stories, essays, poems, drama, and novels. Students will develop listening and visual communication skills. Topics covered include effective writing, analyzing literature, writing process, and research.
The focus of this senior level course is British literature. Students will read a broad selection of British literature and complete a comprehensive agenda of assignments designed to foster critical thinking. This class will enable learners to develop and use an expanding knowledge base and essential processes for effective communication. It will also cover symbolism, interpretation of drama, and documenting research.
Written during the 1960s, "The Outsiders" covers topics still prevalent in today’s society. In this elective course, students read the novel and analyze issues the characters face in the story. Students apply what they learn to their own lives as they set goals and develop plans to achieve their aspirations.
This course provides a solid foundation for reading, speaking, writing, and understanding French and cultivates a passion for the language through exposure to culture and dynamic experiences of real people and real places. Weekly vocabulary themes and grammar concepts are introduced and reinforced throughout the course.
Students with a beginning foundation in French will expand their skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Weekly ongoing adventure stories, vocabulary themes and grammar concepts effectively take students from a tentative understanding of French basics to a greater level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.
This course will help students become culturally and linguistically competent among French speakers from a diverse variety of francophone countries around the world. Students continue to expand their ability to communicate orally and in writing, in a culturally appropriate manner about a variety of familiar topics. Students interpret detailed information from authentic French sources, in listening and in reading. Vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures are taught within the context of these topics. Culture is embedded throughout the course.
This course will help students develop the ability to understand, speak, read, and write German and to acquire knowledge of the people and cultures of the German-speaking countries. In the online classroom there will be a strong emphasis on reading and understanding German. Grammar is practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Listening and speaking skills will also be practiced. Students will gain a good knowledge of the grammatical forms and structures of the language.
Student will continue their introduction to German and expand on their ability to understand, speak, read and write German. Vocabulary and grammar skills introduced in German I will be regularly reviewed and expanded through a variety of reading, speaking, and writing activities. Students will also continue to study the people and cultures of the German-speaking countries.
In this course, the student will develop listening; speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Spanish-speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.
The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to engage the learner focus on the Spanish-speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.
The student will continue to expand listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will read significant works of literature in Spanish and will respond orally or in writing. Students learn to express themselves using ever- increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is embedded throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Spanish-speaking world and its culture, people, geographical location and history.
Half year. This course covers the topics prescribed by the Ohio Department of Education.
This class will focus on an understanding of the issues of leading a healthy life. Topics covered during the course are as follows: nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, conflict management, injury prevention & control, lifetime sport and leisure skill development, total fitness, mental & emotional health, prevention of disease and infection, and environmental health.
Students will participate in physical activities of their choice and report their hours to the instructor, and complete various reports regarding nutrition, physical activity, different sports, and other topics. Students are required to complete 120 hours of physical education course instruction, including both physical activities (a minimum of 60 hours for the course) and classroom activities.