Academics

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Nothing is more important to the future than making sure students get a quality, well-rounded education. C-TEC focuses on workforce development for high school students. We teach the skills business and industry require, which includes high levels of language, communication, math, and science. Those skill standards are becoming ever more important in order to prepare a workforce that will encounter technology changes at a rapid pace. This is why Ohio’s schools are changing – and why teachers, community and business leaders have created new, rigorous academic standards for students. Ohio’s new standards define what students should know and be able to do in each grade level. The standards let educators know what they are expected to teach, just as they let students know what they are expected to learn. To determine the courses to be taken at C-TEC, each student develops a plan based on credits already earned, the requirements of the career-technical program, the requirements for graduation from high school, and the requirements for admission into a postsecondary program. Parents and affiliated school staff are involved in this process. C-TEC provides a rigorous academic core to compliment our career preparation programs. The courses are aligned with Ohio’s academic content standards.

English

Instructors:
Ken Fehrman
Scott Karr
Melanie Lamb-Lee
Ann Thum
Andrea Scott

Science

Instructors:
Matt Darrah
Jill LeMaster
Rommey Stiteler


Mathematics

Instructors:
Earla Meek
James Davis
Steve Gentil
Lucinda Parker
Phil Zitricki

 

Social Studies

Instructors:
Liam Bates
Zack Devoll
Jared Lucas




Intervention Specialist

Jennifer Glover
Jennifer Miller 
Melissa Taylor
Ashley Brown
Jamie Reynolds
Sean Kern 
Kathy Hubbard

MATH COURSES


Applied Math 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I

Seniors who do not plan on attending post-secondary education in the near future would benefit by taking this course. Math skills needed to survive as an intelligent consumer in today’s society will be developed in Applied Math. Topics will include the mathematics of personal income, buying a car and related expenses, purchasing various types of insurance, housing, unit pricing, discounts and mark-ups, banking, budgeting, investments, taxes, travel and fitness.

Geometry 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I

This course covers the study of the properties, measurements and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids. Additional topics of study will include symmetry, transformations, similarity, and right triangle trigonometry. Geometric constructions will be used to aid in establishing the validity of conjectures. This course will focus on applications of the concepts relating to measurement and geometry.

Financial Algebra II 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I and Geometry

Does not replace Algebra II (traditional) as a prerequisite for upper-level courses

Financial Algebra is an algebra-based and applications-oriented course. The course addresses college preparatory mathematics topics from Advanced Algebra, Statistics, Probability, Precalculus, and Calculus under six financial umbrellas: Banking & Investing, Employment and Income Taxes, Automobile Ownership, Independent Living, and Retirement Planning and Household Budgeting. Students use a variety of problem solving skills and strategies in real-world contexts. The topics contained in this course are introduced, developed, and applied in an as needed format in the financial settings covered.

Algebra II (traditional) 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I

This course will continue the study of topics introduced in Algebra 1. Concepts including linear and quadratic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; exponents; exponential and logarithmic functions; rational expressions; polynomials; data analysis; and probability will be developed in this course. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving and real-word applications of topics.

Pre-Calculus 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

This course will prepare students for the study of higher-level mathematics. Topics include functions and their graphs; trigonometry; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; vectors and analytic geometry. Modeling of real world applications will be emphasized throughout the course.

Probability and Statistics 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II.

This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered include summarizing data with frequency tables; pictures of data; measures of center, variation and position; exploratory data analysis; probability; probability distributions; normal probability distributions; estimates and sample sites; hypothesis testing; inferences from two samples; correlation and regression. Concepts are explained intuitively and supported by examples. The applications are

general in nature, and the exercises include problems from agriculture, biology, business, economics, education, environmental studies, psychology, engineering, medicine, sociology, and computer science.

AP Calculus AB 1-year course - Prerequisite of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. This course features a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Exploring connections among these representations builds understanding of how calculus applies limits to develop important ideas, definitions, formulas, and theorems. The course focuses on three essential big ideas relating to introductory Calculus: Limits & Continuity, Differentiation, and Integration.


ENGLISH COURSES

English 11 1-year course

This course integrates literature, language, composition, listening and speaking skills. Students experience authors of different genres who represent important literary periods and significant themes. Development of American Literature awareness and the individual writer’s style are emphasized through instruction that includes reading and writing strategies.

English 12 1-year course

This course is designed to prepare 12th graders for entry into the workforce and/or college upon graduation. This course integrates literature, language and composition, research, listening and speaking skills. Common tasks focus on developing practical, analytical, and persuasive forms of communication whereby students will express themselves effectively and examine ideas objectively as they prepare to be productive citizens in a diverse society.

College Credit Plus: College Composition I   1-year course

Composition I is a writing intensive theme-based course that facilitates the development of college-level writing skills. The student will compose papers using expository writing while incorporating one’s own thinking with credible research using APA documentation practices. The course emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reading, thesis development, and deep revision of one’s own compositions. The course also includes analysis of audience and theme in one’s own writing and the writings of others, while developing the student’s critical reading skills.

College Credit Plus: Composition II   1-year course

 Students will employ the writing process introduced in Composition I. Composition II emphasizes the development of rhetorical skills for literary analysis, critical appraisal, and academic research. Students will read literary texts and create several expository and persuasive essays.

SCIENCE COURSES

Environmental Science 1-year course

The Environmental Science course incorporates biology, chemistry, physics, and physical geology and introduces students to key concepts, principles, and theories within environmental science. Course content includes Earth Systems: Interconnected Spheres of Earth, Earth’s Resources, and Global Environmental Problems and Issues. This course will use practical applications associated with energy modeling, green building design and construction. Investigations are used to understand and explain the behavior of nature in a variety of inquiry and design scenarios that incorporate scientific reasoning, analysis, communication skills, and real-world applications.

Physics 1-year course

This course examines the relationship between matter and energy. Concepts that will be explored include force, motion, electricity, energy, and states of matter. These concepts will be applied in the laboratory portion of this course.

Anatomy/Physiology 1-year course

Anatomy and Physiology examines the structure and function of the various systems of the human body as well as diseases of each of the systems. You will gain an understanding of how each system works with the other body systems to maintain homeostasis within the body. Anatomy & Physiology concepts are critical to the mastery of content to succeed in health-related fields. Laboratory studies will involve the application of lecture materials, along with other learning resources including videos, computer applications, histological slides, animal dissections, and anatomical models.

Chemistry 1-year course

An introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry designed to serve as a foundation (or refresher) for the student about to enter the study of allied health sciences. The course includes the following topic areas: metrics; elements, compounds and mixtures; atomic structure; bonding; chemical reactions, energy of reactions; oxidation-reduction; gas laws, solids and liquids; liquid mixtures; acids, bases and salts; and a brief look at fluid-electrolyte balance. The laboratory portion of this course enhances the theories and concepts presented in lecture.


SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

American Government 1-year course

Students will study the foundations and principles of our U.S. Government with a heavy emphasis on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the other seventeen amendments. Students will also learn about the Ohio Constitution, local and state governments, and the Federal Reserve System. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, personal financial literacy, politics, voting, and current events with a focus on 21st Century Learning Skills (Higher Order Thinking & Sound Reasoning; Multicultural Literacy & Global Awareness; Effective Oral and Written Communication; Teaming, Collaboration & Interpersonal Skills; and Prioritizing, Planning & Managing for Results.)

College Credit Plus: Introduction to Psychology 1-semester course

Introduction to Psychology provides an introduction to the areas of basic theoretical constructs, nervous system functioning, perception, learning, memory, emotion, cognition, intelligence, personality theories, stress social psychology and motivational psychology.

AP Government and Politics 1-semester course

Students in this course examine the principles and processes of government in general and of the U.S. government. Emphasis is on the study of the national government, with inclusion of state and local levels throughout the course. The American political and economic systems, as well as the people and institutions that facilitate those systems, are the focus of the course. This course looks at the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American political system. An examination of the philosophical underpinnings of our constitutional system will be combined with the historical development and current trends of the system. Primary focus will be placed on the national level, with a brief examination of the and how they function within the federal system, as well as how their governments differ from the national government. This class involves a college workload. Extensive readings, writing assignments, and homework are to be expected weekly. College credit can be earned through the taking of the AP exam.