PTHS Curriculum Guide 2024-2025

APPLIED MATH (766, 767) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

Applied Math is a course that focuses on foundational math skills and is individualized based on students' needs and placement test results. The course is taught in a direct instruction format with systematic and explicit hands-on learning. Key concepts that are addressed are elapsed time, using currency, solving 1-2 step story problems, life skills math with billing and budgeting, computing basic operation problems ranging from one-digit by one-digit problems to two-digit by three-digit problems. Before advancing to Transitional Math, students should understand basic operation facts (multi-digit adding and subtracting with regrouping/borrowing), multiplying single or double-digit to triple-digit, and long-division with a single divisor.

TRANSITIONAL MATH (768, 769) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

This course provides students with a direct instruction approach to learning essential pre-algebra content using a program called “Essentials for Algebra.” The class focus is to provide a solid foundation as students prepare for Algebra 1;however, it takes two years to complete. Essentials for Algebra has several components that benefit student success and will focus on several topics by rotation. Students will work on four or five topics each day, some topics will be review while other topics will be new skills.

APPLIED CIVICS (778) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None

Applied Civics is a course designed to meet the state graduation requirement. The course takes an in-depth view of the US Constitution and all of the amendments. In addition, students learn the roles, responsibilities, and terms of the 3 major branches of government. Students are given a modified US Constitution test and must pass it, along with other requirements, to successfully pass the course.

APPLIED UNITED STATES HISTORY (776, 777) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

Applied US 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 US 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 US History at a pace that benefits the students.


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