Dual Credit

Dual Credit Biology

Grade Level:  11 - 12

The Dual Credit program is a partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago and Lake View High School that provides high school students with the opportunity to earn both high school science credit toward graduation and college credit at no cost to the student.  Dual Credit Biology is designed to provide a complete first-year college biology experience, both conceptually and in the laboratory.  Students will build on the concepts and applications learned in their introductory biology course and probe deeper into biology topics.  The course covers an in-depth look at living things and system interactions using inquiry via the scientific method.  This will include the metric measurements and correct use of lab equipment.  Students will utilize various lab tools to study ecological systems and interactions, chemistry of biological processes, cellular structures and their functions, energy processes in living things and cellular reproduction.  Throughout their study, students are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of scientific inquiry by designing experiments, interpreting and analyzing data, and drawing.  Biological issues with personal and social implications will be introduced to enable students to make informed decisions.

Dual Credit Pre-Calculus

Grade Level:  11 - 12

Pre-calculus emphasizes the notion of a function as a unifying concept for the topics of college algebra and an extension of the topics of trigonometry. The following families of functions and their characteristics are examined within this course: polynomial functions; rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; and trigonometric functions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Applications involving problem-solving skills will be emphasis ed throughout the course.

Operating System I

Grade Level:  11

An overview including a theoretical and practical framework for the study of controlling software in the microcomputer environment using prevailing cooperating systems. The concepts of interrupt handling, scheduling and query techniques, and access and storage methods will be clarified through readings and discussions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Web Development I Basic Web Technologies

Grade Level:  11

Emphasis on web site architecture, layout structure, template development, documentation and form development. This course will focus on the development of a basic template for a data driven web site. Style sheets will be used to organize and present page content. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.