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  • The function of a comprehensive high school is to provide all students with experiences that challenge and encourage them to work to the limit of their capacities toward their academic development and career goals with satisfaction and success.

    Students following the Alternative Track who meet the expectations outlined in the chart below will earn a Sterling Alternative Diploma.

    Course Requirements

    Subjects Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
    Math Grade 9 Math Grade 10 Math Grade 11 Math or International Math Grade 12 Math or Business Math
    English English I* /English II* English I* /English II* English III or Business English & Professional Communications English IV or Communications Applications & Speech"
    Science Combined Science I* & II* Combined Science I* & II* Environmental Management (students may be exempted from an additional Science credit)
    Social Studies Historical Conflicts & Resolutions History I* Advanced United States History I or Sterling World History I Advanced United States History II or Sterling World History II
    Business Accounting I Business Law Enterprise I Thinking Skills/Global Perspectives
    2nd Language French I^ or Spanish I^ French I^ or Spanish I^ N/A N/A
    PE & Health Health/Introduction to Nutrition
    Physical Education
    Health/Introduction to Nutrition
    Physical Education
    Advanced Food Studies/Exercise Sport
    (and Leadership)
    Physical Education
    Advanced Food Studies/Exercise Sport
    (and Leadership)
    Physical Education
    Other Requirements Community Enrichment Technology/Arts - Student choice Community Enrichment Technology/Arts - Student choice Self-Directed Study Course Min. 2 Additional Electives/year 11th Grade Exhibition Self-Directed Study Course Min. 2 Additional Electives/year 12th Grade Exhibition
    Minimum 5 IGCSE passes across Grades 9 - 12.

    * means these two courses will alternate across two years
    ^may be substituted for Foundations French or Foundations Spanish

    Age at Graduation:

    A student may graduate from a Sterling school providing he or she has met all graduation requirements as outlined in this polcy, and will turn 17 before the beginning of the next school year.

    Vocational Program

    Program Description

    The highlight of the Sterling Vocational Program is learning universal life and employability skills rather than participate in primarily in traditional academic environment. Placements are designed to be as close to an actual work setting as possible where practical skills are emphasized. In-school lessons will focus on the functional academic approach through demonstration and "hands-on” lessons. The school curriculum is designated to be a transition program, rather than using a purely academic approach.

    The Sterling Vocational Skills Program is a welcoming and safe program which promotes student growth towards independence and the achievement of personal goals in a respectful, caring, and motivating environment. Students will prepare for adult life roles of family member, worker, and involved citizen, through increased community based instruction, where active participation is encouraged. Sterling Vocational Skills Program is committed to helping students realize their potential through innovative teaching methods and by challenging each student as we address their unique instructional needs. In addition an emphasis of cooperative learning and the development of decision making skills will be provided. This program builds positive, inclusive relationships with families, LSCs, and work employees to promote collaboration. A LSC will monitor and assess ongoing and post-completion student achievement and satisfaction in the life roles, using a variety of assessment tools. Students are admitted to the program through the Individualized Learning Plan process. These students will earn an Alternative Diploma and would not be eligible to earn the standard Sterling diploma. Credit is granted by the student’s site based on successful completion of work and course assignments. The student’s program ends when their high school graduation requirements are completed.

    Planning and Implementation

    Vocation and Transition planning is a process used to help students prepare for their life as adults beyond their school years. Through this process, students will be able to prepare for their adult life roles as a worker, a family member, and member of their community. It is an opportunity for the student and their families to make choices about their life and to have the support of their families, friends, school, and their community to help them realize their goals for the future.

    It is the goal of the Sterling Vocational Skills Program to provide the student with educational opportunities and instruction in the skills necessary for the student to be successful in the achievement of his or her life goals. This is accomplished through the development of an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).

    In the Sterling Vocational Skills Program, transition planning is the foundation of the student’s Individualized Educational Program. When a transition plan is effectively written the student will have the opportunity to give input into:

    • What type of job they want to have?
    • How they will contribute as a member of a household?
    • How they want to participate in their community?
     

    Personal Portfolios

    One of the goals of the Sterling Vocational Skills Program is to assist students in identifying their strengths and interests relating to the adult life roles of worker, citizen, family and community member. The “Personal Portfolio” project involves the student in creating a portfolio to showcase skills, accomplishments, and participation in school and community activities. It will also contain items such as a resume and letters of recommendations that will be needed when seeking employment and volunteer opportunities.

    School-Based Instruction

    In addition to other courses in high school, selected courses listed are available to eligible Learning Support students with the approval of the PSEC, ED, LS Director, and the student’s parents. Instruction in these areas will be directed to the development of skills and knowledge relative to the potential and capability of the student with significant delays.

    The following lists brief descriptions of courses available to the Learning Support students. In selected cases, Independent Study courses may be approved for scheduling within a single high school based on unique program/student needs. All courses successfully completed provide 1 unit of credit toward graduation requirements unless otherwise indicated. Courses in which the developmental curriculum is highly individualized may be repeated for additional credit.

    In addition to the courses listed below, students may also take any Alternative Placement course and/or approved Sterling course.

    English Foundations
    This course will identify and strengthen skills in basic language arts, reading comprehension, written expression, and communication skills. This is a full year class.
    Mathematics Foundations (Applied Math)
    This course will identify and strengthen skills in basic concepts, operations, and applications of mathematics. This is a full-year class.
    "D" Series Directed Studies
    This course is for students that need one to one or small group instruction/assistance with study skills habits and personal adjustment skills to foster greater independence throughout the school day. This course will develop skills in study procedures and strategies: organizing time and materials, note taking and test taking. Lessons will be developed utilizing actual assignments from other classes.
    263L06 Vocational Placement Grade Level: 11 or 12
    This course is a work placement at a local business. Students may earn up to two credits per year in Grades 11 and 12 (no more than 2 periods per day). Students will be given daily business tasks and assessed by a local supervisor on progress and employment goals. Local LSC will maintain regular communication and make visits to the work placement site. Only students approved for Vocational program may participate in a work placement. One Semester (.50 credit) or Two Semesters (1 credit) can repeat once across Grades 11 & 12

     

    Course Overview - Learning Support

    • Directed Studies (Math)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
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        213D00

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        Directed Studies (Math)

        • This course is designed to meet the needs of students that learn best in an individualized learning environment due to an identified learning disability and/or other medical conditions, such as ADHD.
        • This course will be approved by the Sterling Learning Support Manager and offered to students as an alternative to the following high school courses:
          • Math
          • English
          • Social Studies
          • Science
        • The curriculum design will be tailored per student placement to meet their individual learning needs designated in their ILP.
        • Local Learning Support Coordinators are required to enter Directed Studies assignments and goals on a weekly basis, as well as submit progress reports to parents.
        • Regional PSEC will monitor approved courses via Blackbaud.
        • Note that the Course ID for the varying levels (Elementary, Middle and High School) are different. Please work with SAO or your Regional Secretary to select the appropriate Course ID.

        3 thru 12

    • International Mathematics

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        213L07

        Resources

        International Mathematics

        International Mathematics is a one-year Cambridge course. One of the three exams must be done without the aid of a calculator. The second exam will not only assess their mathematical ability, but will assess the student’s ability to use a graphing calculator. The third exam asks students to investigate and/or model an open-ended problem, to solve this problem, and to clearly communicate their method and results. 

        The following general topics are covered in International Mathematics: number theory, algebra, functions, geometry, transformations and vectors in two dimensions, measurement, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, sets, probability, and representation of data.

        12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Business Mathematics

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        213L10

        Resources

        Business Mathematics

        Business Mathematics is an alternative high school mathematics course. This course will help students develop many of the mathematical skills and learn the terminology to help them succeed in the business world. Students will learn, among other skills, to apply accepted problem solving methods to solve business problems, to apply business laws and regulations to business situations, and to use information to express ideas and exchange business reports. 

        Topics covered in the Business Mathematics course include, but are not limited to: taxation, savings and investments, payroll and human resource management, cash management, financial management, credit management, purchases, sales, depreciation, and insurance. Business Mathematics will also include a unit on personal finance.

        12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Applied Mathematics

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        213L11

        Resources

        Applied Mathematics

        The Applied Math course is designed to provide students with mathematical skills that will prove useful in real life. The course is designed for students whose demonstrated mathematical abilities lack the sophistication necessary for them to be successful at the Cambridge level. The student who is most appropriate for this course would be the student whose basic building blocks in mathematics are weak. If the student struggles with fractions, decimals, equation solving, and word problems (to name a few) then this course in everyday math would be beneficial to him/her. 

        Topics covered in this 2‐year Applied Mathematics course include, but are not limited to: working and earning, deductions and expenses, making purchases, banking transactions and saving money, borrowing money, investing money, buying a car, data graphs, collecting and organizing data, probability, renting versus buying a home, measurements, and estimating.

        11,12; allowed to repeat once across Grades 9 & 10

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Directed Studies (Science)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        223D00

        Resources

        Directed Studies (Science)

        • This course is designed to meet the needs of students that learn best in an individualized learning environment due to an identified learning disability and/or other medical conditions, such as ADHD. 
        • This course will be approved by the Sterling Learning Support Manager and offered to students as an alternative to the following high school courses: 
          • Math 
          • English 
          • Social Studies
          • Science 
        • The curriculum design will be tailored per student placement to meet their individual learning needs designated in their ILP. •Local Learning Support Coordinators are required to enter Directed Studies assignments and goals on a weekly basis, as well as submit progress reports to parents. •Regional PSEC will monitor approved courses via Blackbaud.

        Note that the Course ID for the varying levels (Elementary, Middle and High School) are different. Please work with SAO or your Regional Secretary to select the appropriate Course ID.

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    • Environmental Science

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        223L05

        Resources

        Environmental Science

        Environmental Science increases students' knowledge of scientific facts with this text that presents complex issues in a user-friendly format. 

        Topics cover the diversity of life, how living things interact with the environment, biomes, energy, water resources, pollution, feeding the world, and protecting biodiversity. 

        The engaging curriculum helps students sharpen their critical-thinking skills as they interpret data, formulate hypotheses, observe and record information, analyze data, and draw conclusions.

        11

    • Directed Studies (English)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        233D00

        Resources

        Directed Studies (English)

        • This course is designed to meet the needs of students that learn best in an individualized learning environment due to an identified learning disability and/or other medical conditions, such as ADHD.
        • This course will be approved by the Sterling Learning Support Manager and offered to students as an alternative to the following high school courses:
          • Math
          • English
          • Social Studies
          • Science
        • The curriculum design will be tailored per student placement to meet their individual learning needs designated in their ILP.
        • Local Learning Support Coordinators are required to enter Directed Studies assignments and goals on a weekly basis, as well as submit progress reports to parents.
        • Regional PSEC will monitor approved courses via Blackbaud.

        Note that the Course ID for the varying levels (Elementary, Middle and High School) are different. Please work with SAO or your Regional Secretary to select the appropriate Course ID.

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    • Reading Plus (Software)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        233L01

        Resources

        Reading Plus (Software)

        The Reading Plus course is designed to provide students with additional reading comprehension and fluency skills that are not provided in the standard English classes. Students enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in the Reading Plus program on the computer. Students will be graded based on the assignments provided within the program.

        7-8 or supplemental 3-8

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • English Foundations (Everyday English)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        233L02

        Resources

        English Foundations (Everyday English)

        English Foundations helps students become confident communicators, and focuses on parts of speech and sentence structure, sentence analysis, grammar, and writing mechanics. This course helps students master how the English language is used in everyday life, increasing proficiency in skills related to home, consumerism, health, and safety.

        The Functional English Curriculum will be offered to students who meet the programs qualifications and who are also enrolled in the high school Vocational Studies Program. This program will have a strong emphasis on terminology and language from the world of work, as well as language used in everyday life. e.g. ( cooking, shopping, directories) The curriculum will be broken down into seven components; Speaking and Listening Skills, Functional Writing Skills, Functional Reading Skills, Functional Sign and Label Vocabulary, Food Terminology, Health and Safety, and Travel and Transportation. Within each component there will be strands of skill acquisition that will be integrated into the general program of study.

        10

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Communications Applications & Speech

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        233L04

        Resources

        Communications Applications & Speech

        This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of various communication terms, processes, and concepts, allowing them to participate effectively in professional and social situations. They will apply these skills as they study the communication process, interpersonal communication, group communication and speech. This course allows students to prepare to take the Cambridge AS English General Paper.

        12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Business English

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        233L10

        Resources

        Business English

        This course is designed to introduce students to the latest trends in business through the use of authentic texts reflecting the business world. Students will continue to develop their grammar skills while building on the language competencies of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Additionally, students will be introduced to a variety of communication terms, processes, concepts, and theories enabling them to participate effectively in professional and social situations. Students will put learning into practice through the creation of business correspondence and oral presentations.

        Text: Market Leader

        11

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Directed Studies (Social Studies)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        243D00

        Resources

        Directed Studies (Social Studies)

        This course, available for both elementary, middle and high school students, is designed to meet the needs of students that learn best in a one-on-one environment due to an identified learning disability and/or other medical conditions, such as ADHD. It is also being proposed due to the complexities of our current high school curriculum, which oftentimes warrants extensive modifications which does not promote success in an optimal fashion for students with significant learning differences.

        Requirements for Success:

        • This approach in learning will enable a student to fulfill standard graduation requirements. Student will receive credit for the course, amount depends on total number of DS periods.
        • This course will be offered to students as an alternative to a high school course they will not be successful in, with permission of the LS Manager and Educational Director.
        • Curriculum design will be tailored per student placement to meet their individual learning needs and focus on one curriculum content area (i.e. Science, Math, English, History).
        • Weekly submissions in Blackbaud by Directed Studies Teacher will be closely monitored by Campus PSECs to ensure course objectives are being met.
        • All assignments must be posted in Net Classroom, as well as quarterly progress reports completed for parents.
        • Sterling reserves the right to deny credit for this course if the above requirements have not been satisfactorily met.

        Note that the Course ID for the varying levels (Elementary, Middle and High School) are different. Please work with SAO or your Regional Secretary to select the appropriate Course ID.

        3 thru 12

    • National History & Government

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        243L01

        Resources

        National History & Government

        Provides complete historical coverage, from the earliest days to the 2004 presidential election. 

        Organized chronologically, the book brings history to life for students. This edition includes new documents and appendixes for study, such as Washington's Farewell Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. 

        Includes sidebars that allow students to make important connections between historical events and civics, economics, technology, and geography.

        11,12

    • Foundations Geography

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        243L03

        Resources

        Foundations Geography

        This course introduces students to different regions of the world, the physical and human features of the earth, and cultural topics of special interest that help students of all abilities appreciate world geography and cultures. 

        The manageable, accessible, single-concept approach is paced appropriately to help students successfully meet curriculum requirements.

        9,10

    • Sterling World History 1

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        243L05

        Resources

        Sterling World History 1

        This course examines the beginnings of human history from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Christianity, as well as the spread of Islam through the Middle Ages. Students will be provided thematic units that integrate various other content areas into History.

        11

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Sterling World History II

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        243L06

        Resources

        Sterling World History II

        Following on from Sterling World History I, this course traces the political, social, and economic developments of Europe during the Renaissance and through the Age of Exploration, the rise of nation states, the Age of Absolutism, the Revolutions, and the Industrial Revolution, up to the 20th Century.

        The course ends with an examination of the events that drew Europe into World War I. This course will promote in students a greater understanding of their world, allowing them to make connections to the past. Students will also have opportunities to develop source‐analysis skills. This course will continue the progression of thematic units. Students will have the option of taking a Cambridge AS Paper at the end of course.

        12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Thinking Skills/Global Perspectives

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        243L09

        Resources

        Thinking Skills/Global Perspectives

        This course develops a specific set of intellectual skills, independent of subject content, reflecting the need voiced by universities and employers for more mature and sophisticated ways of thinking. The Cambridge Thinking Skills syllabus also enables students to approach their other subjects with an improved ability to understand, analyze and resolve problems by encouraging free and open debate, critical and investigative thinking, and informed and disciplined reasoning. (source: www.cie.org.uk)

        12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Work Study (Vocational)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        263L06

        Resources

        Work Study (Vocational)

        Only available to those following the Alternative Diploma track, this Vocational Program is a practical work experience opportunity for twelfth graders. 

        Students will work in a business while completing assignments, and papers related to their work. 

        Students are monitored by both a teacher and a supervisor. 

        This course may only be scheduled for one class period per day. 

        Detailed guidelines are available for this course on the Sterling website. 

        This course is Pass / Fail.

        11,12; can repeat once across Grade 11 & 12

    • Economic Foundations

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        263L08

        Resources

        Economic Foundations

        Economics focuses on the U.S. free enterprise system. 

        Students will read about the basics of the production and consumption of goods and services; supply and demand; types of businesses and market structures; the global economy, and the role of financial institutions. 

        Also includes a chapter called, "How Economics Affects You."

        9,10

    • Enrichment Period

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273L00

        Resources

        Enrichment Period

        This course / class period must be directed by campus LSC and the accomodation must be provided for in the student's IEP. This class is not graded.

        7,8,9,10,11,12

    • Study Enrichment

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M15

        Resources

        Study Enrichment

        This course is divided into two parts. 

        The first part covers basic skills necessary for students to become better learners. This includes learning styles and assessment strategies for reading, listening, note and test taking. 

        The second part of the course covers strategies to help students think, learn, and communicate better.

        7,8

        One or Two Semesters