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ENGLISH CLASSES: Semesters Offered
American Literature 1
*Composition and Grammar 3
Contemporary Literature 1
English Literature 1
*Counts as writing class
Students are required to take 8 semesters of English to graduate which will include:
Writing—3 semesters (includes 1 semester of Eng 101 or senior comp/grammar)
Literature---3 semesters including one semester of American Literature
MATH CLASSES: Semesters Offered
Algebra I 2
Algebra II A 2
Geometry I 2
Applied Math 2
Consumer Math 2
Consumer Math and Applied Math are offered every other year.
Students are required to take 6 semesters of Math to graduate.
Two semesters have to be Algebra or Algebra I.
NATURAL SCIENCE: Semesters Offered
Ag. Science 2
Physical Science 2
Students are required to take 4 semesters of Science to graduate.
DRIVERS TRAINING: Driver Training is taught during the summer. All students who enroll receive 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of observation in the automobile, and 6 hours of supervised driving. Students acquire the basic skills necessary in handling a motor vehicle as well as important fundamental knowledge of good driving practices. This course may count as ½ unit of high school credit toward graduation. Cost for this course is $100 for students within the district and $150 for students out of district. There is also a $25.00 charge for administering the licensing examination.
Spanish I--LDL 2
Spanish II--LDL 2
STUDENT AIDE 8 – ¼ credit per semester
CAREER EXPLORATION/ Semesters Offered
SKILLS FOR LIVING 2
SOCIAL SCIENCE: Semesters Offered
American History 2
World History 2
Students are required to take 6 semesters of Social Science to graduate which include:
U.S. History—2 semesters
World History—1 semester
AGRICULTURE: Semesters Offered
*Ag Foods/Natural Resources 2
*Animal Science/Horticulture 2
*Ag Structure/Entrepreneur 2
*Ag Machinery and Maintenance 2
*Ag Science 2
BUSINESS: Rotated Semesters Offered
*Accounting I 2
*Accounting II 2
*Personal Finance—required to graduate 1
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE Semesters Offered
Independent Living 2
COMPUTER SCIENCE: Semesters Offered
*Web Programming 1
*Advanced Computer Applications 1
*Web Publishing & Design 1
*Computer Applications 1
*Intro to Production Techniques 1
*Digital Media Technology 1
Yearbook Publication 1
Students are required to take 2 semesters of computer science to graduate.
FINE ARTS: Semesters Offered
Art Appreciation 2
Drawing I 1
Drawing II 1
Advanced Art I 2
Advanced Art II 2
Band 8 – ¼ credit per semester
Vocal 8 – 1/8 credit per semester
Students are required to have 2 semesters of Fine Arts to graduate.
HEALTH/P.E. Semesters Offered
Health & PE 2
Students are required to have 1 semester of Health/P.E. to graduate.
2010-2011 Freshman need 1 semester of PE & 1 semester of Health.
Course After 7/1/2009 After 7/1/2010
English 8 semesters 8 semesters
Must include: 3 semesters writing 3 semesters writing
3 semesters Lit 3 semesters of Lit
including: 1 semester Am Lit 1 semester Am Lit
1 semester speech 1 semester speech
Social Science 6 semesters 6 semesters
Must include: 2 semesters US History 2 semesters US Hist
2 semesters US Gov 2 semesters US Gov
1 semester Geography 1 semester Geography
1 semester World Hist 1 semester World Hist
Health or Physical Education 1 semester 1 semester Health
1 semester PE
Economics or Personal Finance 1 semester 1 semester
Mathematics/Laboratory Science 10 semesters 6 semesters-Math
2 semesters Algebra I
include 2 semesters of 2 semesters Algebra II
Algebra or higher 2 semesters Geometry
Laboratory Science 4 semesters 6 semesters-Science
2 semesters Biology
2 semesters Chemistry
2 semesters approved
Fine Arts 2 semester 2 semesters
Laboratory Computer Studies 2 semesters 2 semesters
Two semesters of the following-any combination:
World Language 1 semester 1 semester
Approved Career & Technical 1 semester 1 semester
Capstone Experience or Service Learning 1 semester
Approved volunteerism project 1 semester
(70 hours of volunteering outside the school day
to be completed before graduation)
Elective credits 12 semesters 10 semesters
Total Semesters 44 (22 units) 44 (22 units)
Each student will need 22 units of credit to graduate from Centerville High School. Each unit equals 2 semesters or each semester equals ½ units of credit. All classes offered are on a semester basis so 1 semester equals ½ unit of credit except for the following:
Band equals ¼ credit per semester or ½ credit per year.
Student Aide equals ¼ credit per semester or ½ credit per year.
Vocal Music equals 1/8 credit per semester or ¼ credit per year.
Students planning on attending South Dakota State colleges should take care in planning their high school courses to ensure they are eligible for enrollment upon graduation. If you have any questions about this, contact your principal.
All students enrolled at Centerville High School must take 6 classes each semester. The student aide program or band will count as the 6th class but they will not count as the 5th and 6th classes.
Students may use correspondence classes as their 6th class with approval from the administration. They must provide proof that they are taking the class and may be asked to provide proof on an ongoing basis. A contract will be written between school and student to clarify procedures for this class.
The following classifications of students will be used: To classify as a Freshman-one must have satisfactorily completed the 8th grade; Sophomore-5-1/2 credits; Junior-11 credits; Senior-16 credits.
Report cards will be issued during the week following each quarter. These are to be taken to parents for their examination.
The grading system is a follows: A - Excellent; B - Above Average; C - Average; D - Below Average; F - Failing.
“A” Honor Roll-3.6 grade point average (GPA) must be attained.
“B” Honor Roll -3.0 GPA must be attained with no grade below a “C” on the report card.
GPA will be calculated based on the grade points listed below in Grading Scale.
96 - 100 -- A 4.0 78 – 80 -- C 2.2
93 – 95 -- A- 3.7 75 – 77 -- C- 1.9
90 – 92 -- B+ 3.4 72 – 74 -- D+ 1.6
87 – 89 -- B 3.1 69 – 71 -- D 1.3
84 – 86 -- B- 2.8 65 – 68 -- D- 1.0
81 – 83 -- C+ 2.5 64 or below -- F 0