PTHS Curriculum Guide 2023-2024
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ APPLIED US HISTORY (776, 777) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None Applied U.S. History is a course that meets the US History requirement for the student with an IEP, This class is closely aligned to the general education U.S. History class, but is presented at a much more accessible level for students with IEPS, and includes modified primary sources, as well as a thorough examination of key elements and events of U.S. History at a pace that benefits the students. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ APPLIED SCIENCE (780, 781) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None Applied Science is a course that meets a science requirement for the student with an IEP. This class focuses on basic science skills that need to be acquired before taking subsequent science classes, such as General Science, Earth Science, and Biology. Applied Science is followed by General Science. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ RESOURCE (950, 951) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None This class functions as a structured study hall in which students are provided with direct teacher assistance in various content areas as well as essential study and organizational skills needed for academic success. In addition, during this class students are given support with tests and quizzes according to their IEP accommodations. This is a graded class. ADAPTED LIVING SKILLS (956, 957, 970, 971, 975, 975, 976, 977, 978, 979, 980, 981, 982, 983, 984, 985) Class Level: Departmental Placement The Adaptive Living program focuses intensely on individualized instruction to improve students' functional abilities to communicate, use assistive technology, develop independence to the maximum extent possible, learn functional academic and vocational skills, and participate in community-based activities. Placement in this program is based on the Individual Education Plan. Most students in this program stay in school until they age out of the program according to state law. Students graduate based on completion of IEP goals and/or aging out of the program. Students receive a Certificate of Completion diploma. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BRIDGES ENGLISH (750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761) Class Level: Departmental Placement The mission of the BRIDGES program is to meet the unique educational, social, and emotional needs of students in a safe and nurturing environment. This environment encourages students to develop an enthusiasm for life-long learning and to pursue productive post-high school opportunities. State course requirements are all met within this program and students receive a diploma at the completion of the program. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LIFE SKILLS I (954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 959; 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 967, 968, 969) Class Level: Departmental Placement This program is designed to meet the needs of students who have mild to moderate cognitive and physical disabilities. Generally students range in age from 14-17. The course objectives are taught each year according to each person's ability and according to the IEP. Students receive direct instruction, community experiences, and hands-on learning to increase independence in five areas: domestic, vocational, recreation/leisure, community, and functional academics. Students generally move on to the Life Skills II program after 2-4 years depending on student need, age, and teacher recommendation. At the conclusion of the Life Skills II program, students receive a Certificate of Completion diploma.
LIFE SKILLS II (954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 959; 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 967, 968, 969) Class Level: Departmental Placement
This program is designed to meet the needs of students who have mild to moderate cognitive and physical disabilities. Generally students range in age from 16-21. The course objectives are taught each year according to each person's ability and according to the IEP. At age 21 or upon graduation, students should demonstrate independent abilities in five areas: domestic, vocational, recreation/leisure, community, and functional academics. Many students will participate in a STEP/Work program prior to graduation. Students receive a Certificate of Completion diploma.
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