2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 53  EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: .50 Prerequisite: Application & Parent Permission Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Extended Learning Program (ELP) is designed for exceptional students to continue their individual education plan. The course is based on the Autonomous Learner Program Model in which students design their own in- depth study and work independently until completion. ELP may be repeated for a maximum of 4 years and for 4 elective credits. Students must be assigned all eight periods of the day. Students taking ELP will be assigned to the library to work on projects, unless they are taking seven classes plus physical education. Applications are available in the guidance office and may be completed with Mrs. Oetken. Completed applications need to be turned in to the Principal’s office. A committee consisting of the counselors and principals will determine enrollment. Students identified as Talented and Gifted will need to complete the application, submit a research sample, and acquire two teacher recommendations. HEALTH CARE EXPLORATION Course Length: 1 Semester (2 Periods) Credits: 2 Prerequisite: Passing a full year of the CNA courses Grade Level: 11, 12 This course explores various health-related careers in the area while getting on-site experience. Students will have an opportunity to shadow and learn from health care professionals in various capacities in the field. Successful completion of the CNA courses is required for Health Care Exploration. INTERNSHIP Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 2 Prerequisite: Successful completion of E.B.C.E., C average or better in all classes, no attendance contract Grade Level: 11, 12 This is an elective course available to students who have satisfactorily completed two years of training in a specific career field. They will receive internship training for at least two hours per day and will also have two class periods of related instruction each week. An Individual Career Plan is required for any student to be enrolled in this program. The student will not receive pay for work but will receive credit. INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE – CRJ100 CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 LCHS, 3 WITCC Elective/Required: Elective Option Grade Level: 11, 12 This course studies the history of law enforcement and respective agencies and the basic theories of the criminal behavior as well as law enforcement terminology and technology. It emphasizes the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement officer to the individual and society as a whole and explores and defines techniques, technical terms, and basic procedures.