PTHS Curriculum Guide 2024-2025

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, Ecology, Physics, and Chemistry.. 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, students receive support with tests and quizzes according to their IEP accommodations, complete progress monitoring of reading and math skills, and work on IEP transition goals. This is a graded class based on the student’s ability to document assignment due dates, use class time wisely and demonstrate appropriate behavior, and bring all necessary materials to class. This course receives ¼ credit per semester. ADAPTED LIVING SKILLS (957, 970, 971, 975, 975, 976, 977, 978, 979, 980, 981, 982, 983, 984, 985) Class Level: Department 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. 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 I (954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 959; 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 967, 968, 969) Class Level: Department Placement


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