BISD to Offer New Core & CTE Courses to High School Students in 2017-2018

BISD to Offer New Core & CTE Courses to High School Students in 2017-2018
Posted on 12/14/2016
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The coming school year will bring Brazosport ISD high schoolers more course options in the subject areas of social studies, math, science, English, and Career & Technical Education (CTE).

New Course Offerings:

  • Environmental Systems (Dual Credit)
  • English III (Dual Credit)
  • Business Calculus (Dual Credit)
  • Finite Mathematics (Dual Credit)
  • College Algebra for Calculus (Dual Credit)
  • Calculus II (Dual Credit)
  • Fundamentals of Math I (Dual Credit)
  • Algebraic Reasoning
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP European History
  • AP Microeconomics

A total of seven new dual credit classes will be offered in 2017-2018. These courses allow students to receive college credit hours as well as the needed high school hours. Environmental Systems will be offered as a dual credit science course at Brazosport College. This course will count as an advanced science course for 11th and 12th grade students at Brazoswood, Brazosport, and B*Success Academy. BISD will also be expanding English dual credit offerings. The college English courses 1301 and 1302, currently offered for English IV credit, are well aligned with the state standards for English III. This change extends the courses to both juniors and seniors, enabling seniors to take an additional six hours of college English credit if they choose to continue in the dual credit path.

In the area of math, five new dual credit courses will be offered. Business Calculus and Finite Math are designed for students pursuing an academic plan as a business major. College Algebra for Calculus taken along with PreCalculus will prepare students seeking a career in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In addition to the STEM pathway, Calculus II (taken after College Algebra for Calculus, PreCalculus, and Calculus I) will be added. Fundamentals of Math I is designed for students pursuing an academic plan as an education major.

One new math course, Algebraic Reasoning, will continue to develop mathematical reasoning related to algebraic understandings and processes and provide a foundation for studies in subsequent math courses. This course is an option for students who do not seek advanced math beyond Algebra II.

Brazosport ISD is also proud to provide more College Board Advanced Placement Social Studies courses.  Advanced Placement Comparative Government is an elective course that introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of settings. Advanced Placement European History is an elective course that focuses on developing students’ understanding of European history from approximately 1450 to the present. Advanced Placement Microeconomics gives students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decisions makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system.

“We have an outstanding partnership with Brazosport College and look forward to providing the opportunity for more students to take advantage of more dual credit or Advancement Placement courses.” said Chief Academic Officer Clara Sale-Davis.

With changes throughout the CTE area, the new classes being offered will help to guide our students into career pathways with additional certification opportunities.  Last year, our CTE students earned over 300 certifications through multiple career pathways, and with these exciting new courses, we will continue preparing our kids to be college and CAREER ready.

New CTE Courses for 2017-2018

  • Practicum in Construction Technology
  • Principles of Construction
  • Practicum of AV Production
  • Accounting I
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Practicum in Education & Training
  • Health Science Theory
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Principles of Technology
  • Health Informatics
  • Principles of Education & Training
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Instructional Practices
  • Introduction to Process Technology
  • Petrochemical Safety, Health and Environment
  • Robotics I
  • Robotics II
  • Practicum of STEM
  • Advanced Floral Design

“We are excited about providing even more options to meet our students interest and ensure we are living our mission of each student being college or career ready,” said Superintendent Danny Massey.

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