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Year Round:   August 31, 2020 - August 20, 2021 - ACDP
Registration: August 31, 2020 - July 23, 2021
Student Success (Online Learning Orientation)

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: N/A
Course Description: In this non-credit orientation course, students will learn what it takes to be a successful online learner and how to successfully complete CT AVHS online courses. It is designed to show students what an online course is like and to provide students with opportunities to try out practice assignments, quizzes and a discussion board. Students will become familiar with the concept of online learning, learn to navigate the Blackboard learning system, understand the CT AVHS program, and explore study tools and tips to be a successful online student. This course is strongly recommended for students considering their first online course.

Year Round:   August 31, 2020 - August 20, 2021 - GED
Registration: August 31, 2020 - July 23, 2021
Student Success (Online Learning Orientation) - GED Students

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: N/A
Course Description: In this non-credit orientation course, students will learn what it takes to be a successful online learner and how to successfully complete CT AVHS online courses. It is designed to show students what an online course is like and to provide students with opportunities to try out practice assignments, quizzes and a discussion board. Students will become familiar with the concept of online learning, learn to navigate the Blackboard learning system, understand the CT AVHS program, and explore study tools and tips to be a successful online student. This course is strongly recommended for students considering their first online course.

Flexible Enrollment:   September 14, 2020 - May 28, 2021 - ACDP
Registration: August 31, 2020 - March 19, 2021
All of the following Academic Courses are ½ Credit. (If a student needs a full credit course, please sign up for Session 1 and Session 2 of the respective course during the session 1 registration period.)
Algebra 1: Session 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve fundamental mathematical problems, including linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, and quadratic functions. This course is the first half of Algebra 1 and focuses on algebraic functions, equations and inequalities, linear functions, exponential functions, and solving systems of equations. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Algebra 1: Session 2

Prerequisite: Algebra 1: Session 1
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve fundamental mathematical problems, including linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, and quadratic functions. This course is the second half of Algebra 1 and focuses on statistics, operations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, and quadratic functions. This course will culminate with a Final Exam. This course is for students that have taken and successfully passed the first half of Algebra 1.
American Government/Civics 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Social Studies
Course Description: This course will take students through a journey of American Government. The journey begins with a trip through Washington, D.C. and the White House. Students will then explore the process of becoming a citizen, including the responsibilities of participating in a democracy. From there, students will learn about the purpose and structure of government and take a detailed look at some of our Founding Fathers and their contributions to building our nation. Students will learn about The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, as well as the three branches of government established by the Constitution. Finally, students will learn about the Bill of Rights and the amendment process. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on their core beliefs regarding democracy, our government, and how our government works. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
American Government/Civics 2

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Social Studies
Course Description: This course will take students through a journey of American Government. The journey begins with a trip through Washington, D.C. and the White House. Students will then explore our political party system and examine interest groups and their influence on American politics. From there, students will learn about the people working in local, state, and national government. Finally, students will explore the state and federal court system, as well as some of the more famous court cases in American history. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on their core beliefs regarding democracy, our government, and how our government works. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Biology 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Science
Course Description: Biology is a branch of science that deals with living organisms and their vital processes. Biology literally means "the study of life". This course encompasses an overview of biological diversity from viruses and bacteria through plants and animals. This course will cover cells, cell division, reactions and enzymes, biological energy, cellular metabolism and fermentation, as well as photosynthesis. Students will also complete a lab on animals.
Biology 2

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Science
Course Description: Biology is a branch of science that deals with living organisms and their vital processes. Biology literally means "the study of life". This course encompasses an overview of human body systems such as organ, integumentary, circulatory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, muscular, skeletal, and excretory systems. This course will cover genetics, DNA, crime scene evidence, as well as evolution. Students will also complete a lab on organic materials.
Chemistry

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Science
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the world of chemistry. The principles of chemistry were first identified, studied, and applied by ancient Egyptians in order to extract metal from ores, make alcoholic beverages, glaze pottery, turn fat into soap, and much more. What began as a quest to build better weapons or create potions capable of ensuring everlasting life has since become the foundation of modern science. Chemistry makes up almost everything you touch, see, and feel, from the shampoo you used this morning to the plastic container that holds your lunch. This course will cover matter and measurement, the atom, bonding, chemical formulas and equations, states of matter, and thermodynamics.
College Algebra

Prerequisite: Algebra 1: Session 1 & Algebra 1: Session 2
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course will benefit those students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 and would like to review Algebra concepts before transitioning to post-secondary schooling. This course will focus on Pre-Algebra concepts, solving linear inequalities and graphing, evaluating exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, and performing operations on rational expressions. This course will also help students prepare to take the Algebra portion of the ACCUPLACER College Entrance Test. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Financial Literacy: Session 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course provides experience with real-world financial applications using mathematics. Students will view their lives from a financial perspective and gain knowledge and awareness of materials available for making financially fit decisions going forward. This course is the first half of Financial Literacy and focuses on money management tips such as spending plans and budgets, borrowing basics such as credit and debt, and earning power such as career plans and benefits. Students will also compare buying and leasing a car. Students will complete spending and savings scenarios, activities from the FDIC, and case studies to reinforce concepts learned. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Financial Literacy: Session 2

Prerequisite: Financial Literacy: Session 1
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course provides experience with real-world financial applications using mathematics. Students will view their lives from a financial perspective and gain knowledge and awareness of materials available for making financially fit decisions going forward. This course is the second half of Financial Literacy and focuses on investing, financial services, account types, managing your spending and savings, balancing a checkbook, keeping a check register, health and car insurance coverage, employee benefits and salary, taxes, and consumer protection. Students will complete an interview of a local employer, activities from the FDIC, and case studies to reinforce concepts learned. This course will culminate with a Final Exam. This course is for students that have taken and successfully passed the first half of Financial Literacy.
Foundations of Real World Math: Session 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course is a Pre-Algebra course which provides students with methods to strengthen their foundations of Pre-Algebra skills and concepts in order to prepare them for Algebra 1. This course is the first half of Foundations of Real World Math and focuses on number properties, greatest common factor, least common multiple, integer operations, exponent basics, order of operations, fractions operations, and decimal operations. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Foundations of Real World Math: Session 2

Prerequisite: Foundations of Real World Math: Session 1
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course is a Pre-Algebra course which provides students with methods to strengthen their foundations of Pre-Algebra skills and concepts in order to prepare them for Algebra 1. This course is the second half of Foundations of Real World Math and focuses on ratios, proportions, percentages, stem and leaf plots, bar charts, box and whisker plots, pie charts, pictographs, and measures of central tendency for a data set. This course will culminate with a Final Exam. This course is for students that have taken and successfully passed the first half of Foundations of Real World Math.
Geometry: Session 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course is designed for students to use problem solving and real-world applications to gain the knowledge of geometric concepts and their practical uses. This course is the first half of Geometry and focuses on basic geometry, transformation and congruence, proofs and theorems, dilation and similarity, and triangle similarity proofs. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Geometry: Session 2

Prerequisite: Geometry: Session 1
Credit Requirement Area: Math
Course Description: This course is designed for students to use problem solving and real-world applications to gain the knowledge of geometric concepts and their practical uses. This course is the second half of Geometry and focuses on coordinate geometry, right triangles and trigonometry, volume and figures, and circles. This course will culminate with a Final Exam. This course is for students that have taken and successfully passed the first half of Geometry.
Introduction to Communications

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: This course is designed to help students understand, analyze, create, and apply methods of formal communication. Students will read assigned chapters focusing on types of communications, such as interpersonal and intrapersonal, as well as learn diction, such as synergy and dyad. Students also predict the outcomes of work-place scenarios based on communication styles and personalities of created characters. Students will apply learned communication strategies to past interactions and analyze how those interactions may have turned out positive if they had used the new strategies they learned, such as listening with intent and purpose. By the end of this course, students will be able to successfully communicate in both their professional life and personal life.
Introduction to Manufacturing

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Vocational Education
Course Description: Students will be provided with an overview of the importance of manufacturing in their everyday life and what careers are possible with the skills learned in manufacturing. This course focuses on types of manufacturing, industrial materials used in manufacturing, manufacturing processes, quality control processes, a brief view of blueprints and diagrams, safety in manufacturing, supply chain contractors, and types of careers found in manufacturing with possible income levels. Students will also learn about the community college manufacturing programs right here in the State of Connecticut. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Life Management Skills: Session 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Elective
Course Description: This course is designed to help students develop or enhance life management skills important in making decisions for healthy and effective living. Through the study of real-life issues, the goal is for students to form healthy attitudes and behaviors that promote personal development, health and well-being. This course is the first half of Life Management Skills and focuses on self-esteem, family and community, food and nutrition, communication skills, as well as tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Life Management Skills: Session 2

Prerequisite: Life Management Skills: Session 1
Credit Requirement Area: Elective
Course Description: This course is designed to help students develop or enhance life management skills important in making decisions for healthy and effective living. Through the study of real-life issues, the goal is for students to form healthy attitudes and behaviors that promote personal development, health and well-being. This course is the second half of Life Management Skills and focuses on stress and time management, goal setting and decision making, suicide prevention, consumer skills such as advertising and credit cards, the female and male reproductive systems, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. This course will culminate with a Final Exam. This course is for students that have taken and successfully passed the first half of Life Management Skills.
Math for Manufacturing

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Math & Vocational Education
Course Description: Today’s business leaders are looking for flexible employees who can adapt to a work environment that is becoming more complex. These employers typically ask for workers who are good critical thinkers, excellent problem solvers, and can communicate clearly and concisely. They encourage their workers to take special training courses to stay current in their chosen fields of specialization. This course will help you develop and practice mathematics skills you will use on a job in manufacturing if you so choose to pursue this career in your future. This course focuses on decimals, fractions, tolerances, percentages, angles, triangles, shop problems, integers and rectangular coordinates, triangles and Pythagorean Theorem, and trigonometric functions. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Media Literacy

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: This course focuses on techniques the media uses to deliver messages to audiences and elements within the messages. Students identify, analyze, create, and apply these techniques throughout the course. The students learn persuasion techniques, such as charisma and nostalgia, and learn the tools of media messaging, such as text vs. subtext. Students will also create their own media messages by making counter-ads. By the end of this course, students will understand the persuasion techniques the media uses and how audiences are targeted to achieve a goal.
Modern Literature 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: Students will read two different novels for this course. The first three weeks focuses on The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The second three weeks focuses on Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates. Students will identify literary devices, such as imagery, and strengthen reading comprehension skills by identifying types of conflicts that drive the plot, such as internal and external conflicts. Students will analyze the texts and apply their understanding by answering critical thinking questions. In addition, students will complete one individual written project on each book. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Modern Literature 2

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: Students will read two different novels for this course. The first three weeks focuses on The Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz. The second three weeks focuses on Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Students will identify literary devices, such as foreshadowing, similes, and metaphors, and strengthen reading comprehension skills by making in depth text connections and predictions. Students will analyze the texts and apply their understanding by answering critical thinking questions. In addition, students will complete one individual written project on each book. This course will culminate with a Final Exam.
Physics

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Science
Course Description: This course is an introduction to major topics in physics, which is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behavior through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force, including forces and motion, energy, gravity, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and optics. Beginning with kinematics—the quantitative description of motion—the course covers the Newtonian mechanics of point masses, vectors and projectiles, momentum with its collisions, the work-energy principle, power, the conservation of energy and momentum, and a brief look at circular motion and satellite relevance.
Professional Writing

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: This course covers a multitude of skills required to succeed in the professional world. Students begin the course learning about word processors such as Microsoft Word. Students will then learn about and create a resume and cover letter for future use. Students will also create, proofread, and edit their own block-style business letters, memos, narratives, as well as analyze and apply persuasive writing techniques. By the end of this course, students will be able to successfully apply to schools and jobs while having the necessary skills to successfully communicate in a professional setting.
Transitions 1: Getting Into College

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Elective
Course Description: Students will explore their own personality type, interest inventory, and career interests. Time management will be reviewed, and students will try their own time management experiment. Students will explore their options after high school including college and technical careers. Students will create their own resume as well as a personal narrative that could be used for college admissions on the Common Application. They will explore a college application, college admission interview questions, and the SAT and Accuplacer tests. By the end of the course, students should have a clear picture of their plans beyond high school.
Transitions 2: Survival Skills

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Elective
Course Description: This course delves deeper into the topic of transitioning from high school to college. Exploring their learning style, students will develop personalized study tips based on their learning style. Time management, procrastination, and setting goals will be practiced. Reading techniques, evaluating websites, highlighting, and note taking will be covered. The basics of writing a 5-paragraph essay and incorporating quotes from relevant sources will be incorporated. The course will culminate with test taking strategies.
Veterinary Technology 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Vocational Education & Science
Course Description: This course will cover medical terminology, animal anatomy, and physiology. Students will be exploring systems like the skeletal system, circulatory system, reproductive systems, digestive and nervous systems. This course also covers species terminology and veterinary terminology, as well as abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes and root words. Students will interview a veterinarian about the work that they do.
Veterinary Technology 2

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Vocational Education & Science
Course Description: This course will cover animal nutrition, restraints, vaccines and radiology, pharmacology and surgery. Throughout the course, students will be looking at the more technical aspects of veterinary medicine and how these areas work together to give the best care to pets and owners. Students will also interview a specialty veterinarian about the work that they do.

Term 3:   January 18, 2021 - March 19, 2021 - ACDP
Registration: January 4, 2021 - January 22, 2021
All of the following Academic Courses are ½ Credit. (If a student needs a full credit course, please sign up for Session 1 and Session 2 of the respective course during the session 1 registration period.)
America at War and Music 1: The Two World Wars

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Social Studies
Course Description: Students will explore the two most significant events of the twentieth century: World War I and World War II. Throughout the course, students will learn about the significant figures, encounters, social events and political scenes that brought about these destructive encounters that swallowed the Northern Hemisphere and areas beyond. In addition, students will discover how the ramifications of each major event avalanched, and in due time led to further struggles. Furthermore, students will apply their knowledge of these epic events to analyze numerous songs from each of the World War eras. These songs will give the students a remarkable glimpse into the collective mind and heart of an America that for the first time was asserting itself as the global power it is today. Finally, the songs will allow the students to step back in time to ascertain the cultural scene of an America locked in war.
Contemporary Issues 1: National Affairs

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Social Studies
Course Description: This course will explore current national issues and how they affect society. Students will develop their critical thinking skills as they explore topics including the death penalty, obesity, and immigration. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to develop and further their knowledge of these topics, as well as discuss their own ideas, opinions, beliefs, and solutions. As a culminating activity, the students will complete an independent inquiry project on the national topic of their choice.
Contemporary Literature 1

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: Students will read two different novels for this course. The first three weeks focuses on the non-fiction book Winterdance by Gary Paulsen. The second three weeks focuses on the novel The Big Burn by Jeanette Ingold. Students will explore background knowledge to connect with the settings of the stories. Students will participate in discussions on the readings and answer written questions using evidence from the text. In addition, students will complete one individual written project on each book.
Introduction to Allied Health

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Vocational Education & Science
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of different types of health care organizations and facilities, the general organizational structure of a health care organizations, the members of the health care team and how they interact to serve the patient, the scope of practice, general anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology. Students will also be able to differentiate between licensure, certification and degrees, and the wide variety of health care professions in the industry. As a culminating activity, the students will complete an independent report on two medical positions they may wish to pursue in the future.

Term 4:   March 22, 2021 - May 21, 2021 - ACDP
Registration: March 8, 2021 - April 9, 2021
All of the following Academic Courses are ½ Credit. (If a student needs a full credit course, please sign up for Session 1 and Session 2 of the respective course during the session 1 registration period.)
America at War and Music 2: Vietnam to Iraq

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Social Studies
Course Description: This course explores America's most recent military conflicts including The Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and the more recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students will conduct a comprehensive review of the significant figures, encounters, social events, and political scenes that gave birth to these armed conflicts over the past quarter century. In addition, students will apply their knowledge of these highly discussed and often controversial events to analyze numerous songs which reflect upon, and sometimes criticize America's involvement in these conflicts. These songs will provide a fantastic insight into the revolutionary culture that sprang up in America during their parents' generation as conformity gave way to an America that was more willing to challenge the status quo.
Art Appreciation

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Arts
Course Description: This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history, and in-depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes. In this course, students will be able to interpret works of art; explain the processes involved in artistic production; identify the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic issues that artists examine in their work; and explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and world cultures.
Contemporary Issues 2: International Affairs

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: Social Studies
Course Description: This course will explore current international issues and how they affect the global society. Students will develop their critical thinking skills as they explore topics including international aid, global warming, and the HIV/AIDS crisis. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to develop and further their knowledge of these topics, as well as discuss their own ideas, opinions, beliefs, and solutions. As a culminating activity, the students will complete an independent inquiry project on the international topic of their choice.
Contemporary Literature 2

Prerequisite: None
Credit Requirement Area: English
Course Description: Students will read two different novels for this course. The first three weeks focuses on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. The second three weeks focuses on The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty. Students will participate in discussions on the readings and answer written questions using evidence from the text. In addition, students will complete one individual written project on each book.