Course Guide

Arts

Course Name Grades Credits Department
Advanced Art and Independent Art 11-12 1 Visual Arts
Advanced Design Tech 11-12 1 Design Technology
Art I and Ceramics 9-12 1 Visual Arts
Beginning Instruments 7-8 ARTS ROTATION Instrumental Music
Chorus 7-8 and 9-12 ARTS ROTATION and 1/2 Choral Music
Cooking for Health 9-12 1/2 Culinary Arts
Design Tech I: Technology for the 21st Century 9-12 1 Design Technology
Design Tech II 10-12 1 or 1/2 Design Technology
Expressive Drawing and Printmaking 9-12 1 Visual Arts
Fall Play and Ten-Minute Play Festival 9-12 1 Drama Production and Play Writing
Foods Around the World 9-12 1/2 Culinary Arts
Instrumental Ensembles 9-12 1/2 Instrumental Music
Introduction to Cooking 7-8 ARTS ROTATION Culinary Arts
Literary Adaptations – Honors Option 11-12 (10 with permission) 1 English Elective
Making Music with your Mac 9-12 1/2 Music Composition and Theory
Meal Planning and Preparation 9-12 1 Culinary Arts
Middle School Art 7-8 ARTS ROTATION Visual Arts
Middle School Design Tech 7-8 ARTS ROTATION Design Technology
Middle School Drama 7-8 ARTS ROTATION Drama
Music Theory 9-12 1/2 Music Composition and Theory
Musical Theater 9-12 (7-8 with permission) 1 Choral Music
One Act Play Competition and Playwriting 9-12 1 Drama Production and Play Writing
Painting 10-12 1 Visual Arts
Pastries 9-12 1/2 Culinary Arts
Select Choir 9-12 1/2 Choral Music
Stage Band 9-12 1/2 Instrumental Music
Timber Framing 10-12 1 Outdoor Education
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Experiential

Course Name Grades Credits Department
Aerobic Fitness 10-12 1/2 Physical Education Elective
Challenge Course 8-12 1/4 to 1 (High School Students Only) Independent Learning
Driver Education 9-12 1/2 Driver Education
Environmental Science: The Connecticut River Watershed: Its History, Geology, Biology and Chemistry 11-12 1 Science Elective
Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education Program 10-12 2-4 Outdoor Education
Forestry 11-12 1 Science Elective
Health 9 REQUIRED 1/2 High School Required
Independent Course Study 11-12 up to 1 Independent Learning
Introduction to College Studies 11-12 1/2 Independent Learning
Outdoor Leadership 9-12 1/2 Outdoor Education
Physical Education 10-12 10-12 1/2 Physical Education Elective
Physical Education 9 9 REQUIRED 1/2 High School Required
Physical Education and Health 7 7 REQUIRED Middle School Required
Physical Education and Health 8 8 REQUIRED Middle School Required
Physical Education: Junior Varsity and Varsity Athletics 9-12 1/4 Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine I 11-12 1 Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine II 11-12 1 Sports Medicine
Student Leadership in Physical Education (PE Aide) 9-12 COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT Sports Medicine
Timber Framing 10-12 1 Outdoor Education
Why What You Eat Matters I: An Introduction to Local, Regional, and Global Food Systems 9-12 1/2 Social Studies Elective
Why What You Eat Matters II: An Introduction to Local, Regional, and Global Food Systems 9-12 1/2 Social Studies Elective
Work-Based Learning 11-12 up to 3 Independent Learning
Yearbook 9-12 1/2 or 1 Student Publications
Yoga for Strength, Focus and Wellbeing 9-12 1/2 Sports Medicine
ZOOBOT! The Lives of Animals and Plants 11-12 1 Sports Medicine
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Humanities

Course Name Grades Credits Department
Advanced French IV and V – Honors Course 11-12 1 French Program
Advanced Spanish IV and V-Honors Course 11-12 1 Spanish Program
Barns, Mills, and Mountains: Examining the History of Thetford, the Surrounding Towns, and Vermont – Honors Course 11-12 1 Social Studies Elective
Civil Rights Literature 9 to 12 1 English Elective
Creative Writing 11-12 1 English Elective
Debate 11-12 1 English Elective
Economics – Honors Course 11-12 1/2 or 1 Social Studies Elective
English 10: Identity & Voice – Honors Option 10 1 English Required
English 7 7 REQUIRED English Required
English 8 8 REQUIRED English Required
English 9: Connections to Classics – Honors Option 9 1 English Required
English at Work 11-12 1 English Elective
ESOL I – English for Speakers of Other Languages I 9-11 1/2 English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL II – English for Speakers of Other Languages II 9-12 1/2 English for Speakers of Other Languages
French I 9-12 1 French Program
French I – A and B • Spanish I – A and B 7-8 STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Middle School Program
French II 9-12 1 French Program
French III 10-12 1 French Program
Global Studies and Geography 8 REQUIRED Social Studies Required
Human Geography – Honors Course 11-12 1 Social Studies Elective
Human Nature in Literature – Honors Course 11-12 1 English Elective
Introduction to Journalism GRADES: 11-12 (10 with permission) 1 English Elective
Introduction to Social Studies 7 7 REQUIRED Social Studies Required
Literary Adaptations – Honors Option 11-12 (10 with permission) 1 English Elective
Perspectives 11-12 1 English Elective
Psychology 11-12 1 Social Studies Elective
Science Fiction – Honors Option 11-12 1 English Elective
Senior English – Honors Course 12 1 English Elective
Social Communication 9-12 1/2 Social Studies Elective
Spanish I 9-12 1 Spanish Program
Spanish II 9-12 1 Spanish Program
Spanish III 10-12 1 Spanish Program
Sports and Society 11-12 1 English Elective
The Making of Western Civilization – Honors Option 9 REQUIRED 1 Social Studies Required
U.S. History 1900 to Present – Honors Course 11-12 1 Social Studies
United States History to 1900 – Honors Option 10 REQUIRED 1 Social Studies
Why What You Eat Matters I: An Introduction to Local, Regional, and Global Food Systems 9-12 1/2 Social Studies Elective
Why What You Eat Matters II: An Introduction to Local, Regional, and Global Food Systems 9-12 1/2 Social Studies Elective
Women’s Literature 11-12 1 English Elective
World History 1900 through Today – Honors Option 11-12 REQUIRED 1 Social Studies Required
World Literature 11-12 1 English Elective
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STEM

Course Name Grades Credits Department
Advanced Biology: Human Physiology & Genetics – Honors Course 11-12 1 Science Elective
Advanced Chemistry – Honors Course 11-12 1 Science Elective
Algebra I 8-12 1 (High School Students Only) STEM
Algebra I Honors 9-12 1 STEM
Algebra II 9-12 1 STEM
Algebra II Lab 10-12 1 STEM
Anatomy and Physiology 11-12 1/2 or 1 Science Elective
Applied Mathematics 11-12 1 STEM
Astronomy 10-12 1/2 Science Elective
Business Mathematics 11-12 1 STEM
C Programming and Mobile App Development 9-12 1/2 STEM
Calculus 11-12 1 STEM
Chemistry I: The Study of Matter 11-12 1 Science Elective
Conceptual Physical Science 9 1 Science Required
Environmental Science: The Connecticut River Watershed: Its History, Geology, Biology and Chemistry 11-12 1 Science Elective
Essentials of Biology: An Introduction to the Science of Life 10 REQUIRED 1 Science Required
Forestry 11-12 1 Science Elective
Geometry 10-12 1 STEM
Geometry Lab 9-12 1 STEM
Horticulture 10-12 1/2 Science Elective
Internet and Society 9-12 1 STEM
Introduction to Computer Science 9 to 12 1 STEM
Introduction to Laboratory Science 7 REQUIRED Science Required
Math Concepts, levels 1 or 2 7-12 1 (High School Students Only) STEM
MathThematics Book I 7-8 STEM
MathThematics Book II 7-8 STEM
MathThematics Book III 7-8 STEM
Physics: Mechanics 11-12 1 The Study of Physics
Physics: Waves, Light, Electricity, and Magnetism 11-12 1 The Study of Physics
Pre-Algebra 9-10 1 STEM
Precalculus 11-12 1 STEM
Robotics 9-12 1/2 STEM
Sports Medicine I 11-12 1 Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine II 11-12 1 Sports Medicine
Statistics 11-12 1 STEM
Study and Computer Skills 7-8 REQUIRED STEM
The Flow of Matter and Energy Through the Biosphere 8 REQUIRED Science Required
ZOOBOT! The Lives of Animals and Plants 11-12 1 Sports Medicine
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