Online and Hybrid Courses for the 2015-16 School Year at OHS
Hybrid Courses (HYB)
Hybrid Courses (HYB)
Fully Online (FOL)
Do not meet face to face
Elements of Game Design
TC Software Savvy
TC Advanced Marketing
TC Medical Occupations and Terminology
*Students will be required to attend a student orientation meeting prior to beginning the fully online course.
For more information see OHS Program Planning Guide.
HEALTH – Fully Online (1/2 Credit)
The focus of Health Science Education is health promotion and disease prevention. This class will help students to become health literate and establish the foundation for academic achievement. Students learn the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention strategies to establish a foundation for a healthy and productive life. Participants learn about wellness, basic physiology, the cardiovascular system, nutrition, substance use/abuse, human growth and development as well as community health issues. Nine modules make up this course and offer place and time flexibility.
This fully online course addresses all essential life skills necessary to function successfully in society. The course stresses considering the impact of important decisions you make by examining the ramifications of your decisions. Real issues such as nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and sexual abstinence are explored through video, online media, and discussions. A series of signposts guide you through the course as they provide information, direction, and encouragement. Maintaining mental and physical wellness are emphasize with opportunities to communicate feelings and opinions. The course includes information and discussion about being a savvy consumer in a world of advertising and credit cards, and further focuses on earth friendly practices helpful to the environment. Organizational skills, self directed learning, the ability to complete tasks, and learning online are required for success in this course. (In addition to the schoolyear, Health Fully Online will be offered during summer school.)
PERSONAL FITNESS - Fully Online (1/2 Credit)
This is a physical education class for students interested in lifelong activities. Participants enter "Wellville" within their online course and create a flexibility and fitness plan, monitored through workout logs and journals, while learning current health and fitness trends, exercising safely, stress and weight management, and the muscular and cardiovascular system.
This fully online course offers students time and pacing flexibility while improving their personal fitness level. The self-designed, guided fitness activities are recorded in student logs with parent verification. Individuals perform pre-tests, record progress and complete post-tests throughout this course. Participants self-assess flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, and body composition. Other topics covered are managing stress, safety and injury prevention, goal setting, nutrition and the "FIT" principle of training. Time spent working on increasing levels of physical activity, research, and presentation are commensurate with face-to-face instruction. Strong organizational skills, motivation, and the ability to perform self-directed activities are required for success in this course.
INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION – Hybrid (½ Credit)
This is a hybrid online course that allows for students to work with a bit more flexibility. The course will meet in the classroom twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday). These periods will be largely reflective of a traditional classroom setting. During the days that the class does not meet in person (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), there will be required online work. This may take the form of activities, discussions, simulations, presentations, etc. This work will have clear due dates and students are expected to meet these timeframes. Students are welcomed to work ahead if they so choose. Office hours will be available to students during the online meeting days to provide additional support and/or resources to complete the required online activities. Designed for students who wish to improve their skills in composition, this course focuses on the genres of narrative, informative, and persuasive writing. Activities stress fluency in writing, clear organization in presenting ideas, and explicit support and development. There is a strong focus on use of MLA citation format. Students will also work on extensive grammar and usage study.The premise is that people learn to write by writing. (Prerequisite: Literature and Composition I and II, standard or PREP)
ELEMENTS OF GAME DESIGN - Hybrid (1/2 Credit)
This course is an introduction to game design that lets students examine the history, usefulness, elements, and process of game play and design. The course involves research, writing, project work, game play, and game design. Google Apps and Blackboard facilitate discussions and group work as students create a board, digital and mobile game. Students will be required to play/create games and examine the mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics of the games to understand what makes them successful or unsuccessful. Some of the technologies used for research, game and media creation are: Game crafter, Kodu, Daqri, Google Apps, Blackboard, YouTube, TED talks and mobile devices such as iPods. Participants will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for collaborative work and discussions, and students may log in off-site on Tuesday and Thursday to work on projects or collaborate online. While pacing and time flexibility are offered in this hybrid environment, it is important to note the same level of rigor and overall time expectations are required to be successful.
TC SOFTWARE SAVVY- Hybrid (1/2 Credit)
This is a hybrid online course that allows for students to work with a bit more flexibility. The course will meet in the classroom three days a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday). These periods will be reflective of a traditional classroom setting. During the days that the class does not meet in person (Tuesday/Thursday), there will be required online work. The online work will all have set due dates and will be able to be completed anytime the student chooses, as long as it is finished before the required due date. Office hours will be available to students during the online meeting days to provide additional support. This course is designed for students who wish to learn Microsoft Office 2007, one of the leading software programs preferred by many businesses and home users. After completion of this course, students will be able to create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Access databases, and Publisher publications. (MOS Certification available upon request.) WCTC transcripted credit available.
PREP PRE-CALCULUS - Hybrid (1 Credit)
This hybrid online course is designed for the 21st century learner in mind. The course will meet in person three times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and will take on a traditional classroom setting. During the days the class does not meet (Tuesday and Thursday) there will be required online discussions, activities, exercises, simulations, or presentation. The online work will all have set due dates and will be able to be completed anytime the student chooses, as long as it is finished before the required due date. Office hours will be available to students during the online meeting days to provide additional support and/or the resources to complete required online activities. This course serves as an extension of PREP Algebra II and as an introduction to the AP Calculus or IB Math courses. PREP Pre Calculus consists of two terms of work in Algebra, Functions and Equations, Circular Functions and Trigonometry, Matrices, Vectors, Statistics and Probability. This course will give the student an excellent background to prepare them for AP Calculus AB, or AP Calculus BC their senior year; or IB Math HL their junior and senior years. (Prerequisite: PREP Algebra II)
CITIZENSHIP - Hybrid (1/2 Credit)
Citizenship provides students a practical approach to the democratic institutions that govern our communities, state and nation. Students will learn and practice the processes through which decisions are made in these communities. Students will study Fundamental Principles of American Democracy, State & Local Government, Politics, Citizen Participation, and Public Policy. Students will explore these topics in an online-environment. Materials will be presented to learners in multiple modalities (including but not limited to videos, computer simulations, labs, lecture, videos, discussion, web-quests and readings). The Curriculum will mirror the standard Citizenship Curriculum, but will meet in person two-days per week (Tuesday and Thursday). (Required for graduation)
EARTH SCIENCE - Hybrid (1 Credit)
This hybrid online course is designed for the 21st century learner in mind. The course will meet in person twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) and will take on a traditional classroom setting. During the days the class does not meet (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) there will be required online discussions, activities, exercises, simulations, or presentation. The online work will all have set due dates and will be able to be completed anytime the student chooses, as long as it is finished before the required due date. Office hours will be available to students during the online meeting days to provide additional support and/or the resources to complete required online activities. The main topics of study include Plate Tectonics, Geohazards, Rocks and Minerals, Weathering and Erosion, Earth’s History, The Hydrologic Cycle, Atmosphere and Weather, and Global Climate Change. The course is activity and laboratory based with an emphasis on analysis, critical thinking, constructivism, and 21st century skills. Materials will be presented to learners in multiple modalities (including but not limited to videos, computer simulations, labs, lecture, discussion, and readings). (Biology and and Chemistry Recommended).
TC MEDICAL OCCUPATIONS & TERMINOLOGY - Hybrid (1/2 Credit)
The hybrid version of TC Medical Terminology will be based on the same objectives and ideas as the standard course, however, students will have the added flexibility of an online learning environment. The class will have two formal meetings per week (Tuesday and Thursdays) where students will be in a traditional classroom setting. Office hours will be held during the non-class days (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Students will be expected to utilize Blackboard on a daily basis in order to receive class announcements and complete assignments. These assignments will have due dates that will most likely coincide with the class meeting schedule. Examples of assignments would be: discussions, responses to articles and videos, or short quizzes that will aid the instructor in monitoring student progress. Student work will focus on becoming familiar with and correct usage of medical terminology. This includes terms that apply to anatomy, diseases/disorders, medical procedures, and medical abbreviations. Terms will be organized based on body systems. (Transcripted Credit Available from WCTC. Course does not count toward Science graduation credit).
SPANISH 5 -Hybrid (1 Credit)
This hybrid version of Spanish 5 allows for students to learn, practice and master the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening within the flexibility of an online environment. The course will meet in the classroom twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday), for more of a traditional classroom experience. During the days that the class does not meet in person (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), there will be required online work. This may take the form of activities, readings, online discussions via Blackboard or Elluminate with peers or the instructor, presentations, etc. This work will have clear due dates, however, students may also work ahead on any posted material. Additionally, office hours will be available to students during the online days, at which time students may obtain extra support from the instructor. This is a course based on the immersion model of language acquisition. All communication and work done either online or face to face will take place in the target language. Examples of topics that will be covered in this course are thematic units based on vocabulary such as film and literature, travel, technology as well as thematic units based on Guatemalan and Colombian cultures. (Prerequisites: Spanish IV)