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Monday, March 21, 2011

New Courses Available for 2011-12 School Year

Although the first phase of "construction" of the mast er schedule was recently completed with students selecting courses for the 2011-12 school year, a good deal of time still remains for students to add courses or drop any they no longer wish to take.  Since the list of courses was first rolled out, several courses have been approved for inclusion in the curriculum for next year.  Some of these courses are available for Manchester Community College (MCC) credits.  These courses are listed below;

Calculus for Business and Math (.5 EOS credit) - open to juniors and seniors, is a solid applications-oriented course for students considering a major in fields such as business, management, economics, life sciences, or social sciences.

Exploring Math Through Sports and Nutrition (.5 EOS credit) - open to juniors and seniors, is a course that covers a variety of concepts from geometry, algebra, probability and statistics as applied in seasonal sports and daily nutrition.

Financial Literacy (1.0 EOS credit) - open to juniors and seniors,  it uses and extends the ideas learned in Algebra 2 in order to help students manage their finances. The course encourages active involvement by constructing and applying mathematical ideas through business and consumer themes.

Introduction to Chinese (1.0 EOS credit) - open to any student who has successfully completed three years of a world language at EOSHS.  This course has an on-line (web-based) component to it.

Entrepreneurship (.5 EOS credit, 3 MCC credits) - open to juniors and seniors, this course focuses upon the issues and strategies involved in starting one's own business.

Sport Finance (.5 EOS credit) - open to juniors and seniors, this course will examine the big business of sports and include issues such as free agency,revenue sharing, the economic impact of professional sports franchises on local economies, and athletics at the collegiate level.

Student Success Skills (.5 EOS credit, 3 MCC credits) - open to juniors and seniors, this course will address the skills that students can acquire and develop in order to deliver success in higher education and life beyond school.

Trigonometry and Calculus for Business and Economics (1.0 EOS credit) - open to juniors and seniors, it will actively integrate trigonometry into the fields of civil engineering, aviation, aeronautics, landscaping, surveying, astronomy, geography, physics, meteorology, oceanography, harmonics, classical mythology, and film. Calculus for Business and Economics is a solid applications-oriented course for students considering a major in fields such as business, management, economics, life sciences, or social sciences.

Students interested in learning more about any of these courses and or wishing to enroll should contact their counselors as soon as possible.

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