• GENERAL ELECTIVES

    Please note:

    • Some classes are unique to a particular program or school.
    • Not every class is offered at every school.
    • Course offerings may change yearly based on student course requests and other factors.
  • GENERAL ELECTIVES DESCRIPTIONS

     

    COLLEGE TRANSITION COURSE

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 11, 12

    LENGTH: 20 Weeks

    EXAMINATION: N/A

    TC05G

    0.5

    N/A

    This course will assist students transitioning from high school into college by providing them with the tools and knowledge to change habits while acquiring new skills.  This course will introduce students to higher education and help them establish strategies that will guide them on their road to success. 

    Students will discover qualities of becoming a master student. They will engage in activities to help them transition to higher education including effective communication, study skills, research strategies, self-advocacy, time management, money management, health lifestyle, and being able to value working with people from various backgrounds and cultures. 

     

    METHODS OF INQUIRY

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 9, 10

    LENGTH: 20 Weeks

    OFFERED: Frederick Law Olmsted #156

    EXAMINATION: N/A

    IN01M

    0.5

    N/A

    This course follows an inquiry- based learning model designed to focus on student-centered learning that allows them to explore and use their own questions to develop and use questions to guide the learning.

     

    AP CAPSTONE – SEMINAR

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 11

    LENGTH: 40 Weeks

    OFFERED: Math, Science & Technology Preparatory School #197, Hutchinson Central Technical High School #304

    EXAMINATION: AP examination for AP Seminar and Portfolio

    CP04P

    1.0

    N/A

    Designed by the College Board to parallel college-level courses in critical thinking and communications, AP Seminar courses provide students with the opportunity to explore complex real-world issues through cross-curricular lenses. Course topics vary and may include local, civic, or global issues and interdisciplinary subject areas. Courses typically emphasize research, communication, and critical-thinking skills to explore the issues addressed. Students may also examine source materials such as articles and other texts; speeches and personal accounts; and relevant artistic and literary works.

     

    AP CAPSTONE - RESEARCH

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 11, 12

    LENGTH: 40 Weeks

    OFFERED: Math, Science & Technology Preparatory School #197, Hutchinson Central Technical High School #304

    EXAMINATION: N/A

    CP05P 

    1.0

    AP Seminar

    AP Research is an interdisciplinary course that encourages students to demonstrate critical thinking and academic research skills on a topic of the student’s choosing. To accommodate the wide range of student topics, typical college course equivalents include introductory research or general elective courses.

     

    IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 11, 12

    LENGTH: 20 Weeks/every other day (this is a two-year course)

    EXAMINATION: IB assessments in TOK

    TK03I

    0.5

    N/A

    TK04I

    0.5

    IB Theory of Knowledge Jr

    Theory of Knowledge aims to make students aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases – whether these biases are retained, revised, or rejected. It offers students and their teachers the opportunity to consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others, and in the wider world. It also prompts students to be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge and to recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world

     

    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS’ TRAINING CORPS (JROTC)

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 9, 10 ,11, 12

    LENGTH: 40 Weeks

    EXAMINATION: N/A

     

    RO01G

    1.0

    N/A

    RO02G

    1.0

    RO02G

    1.0

    RO02G

    1.0

    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions. In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active duty to shared support from the services and schools. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to "instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment." JROTC’s mission, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens", is the guidepost for the program’s success.

     

    STUDY SKILLS

    Course Code

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    GRADE: 9, 10, 11, 12

    LENGTH: 20 Weeks

    OFFERED: This course will be available at all BPS High Schools

    EXAMINATION: N/A

     SK03G

     0.5

     N/A

    Study Skills courses prepare students for success in high school and/or for postsecondary education. Course topics may vary according to the students involved, but typically include reading improvement skills, such as scanning, note-taking, and outlining; library and research skills; listening and note-taking; vocabulary skills; and test-taking skills. The courses may also include exercises designed to generate organized, logical thinking and writing.