CPS Online - Angel Courses

CPS Angel courses are offered to students in grades 9-12. Courses are offered in an asynchronous mode using the Angel platform to provide instruction. Students are expected to log in daily to the virtual course as assignments are due at specified weekly intervals. Students can complete their work at any time during the week, as long as work is posted by specified due dates. Students are required to post to discussion boards, blogs and wikis and there is often one group project per course.

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Creative Writing in a Digital World
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 LAO

Career Path Internship 
Grade Level: 11, 12 ELO


Digital Earth (Fall 2013)
Grade Level 9, 10 

CPS Health Online
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 HEO

Personal Finance
Grade Level: 11, 12 PFO

Web 2.0:
Dynamic Apps in the Cloud Online 

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 PAO

Research and Science Writing (Fall 2013)
Grade Level:  11, 12 LAO








Creative Writing in a Digital World Online 2449LAO

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Type: Language Art
Prerequisite: None

This challenging creative writing course is designed for students with a very strong interest in the craft of writing who wish to further develop their skills in an online, professional workshop environment. Writers in this course will learn the basic conventions of and develop their own original work within the following media: short stories, memoirs, poetry, and scripts/screenplays for short plays/films. Students will share their work online with peers and constructively critique others’ work through discussion boards and other interactive media sources. Instructor podcasts and professional “mentor text” reading will provide students with a greater understanding of the strategies, habits, and styles of contemporary professional writers. 
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Career Path Internship 1430ELO

Grade Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Type: Elective

Internships provide a valuable opportunity for students to explore career path options while gaining work experience. This year-long, online/independent study course will provide students the opportunity to explore their career interests through "on-the-job" experience coupled with class lessons and assignments. Grades/credit will be determined by the internship coordinator and are based on: internship performance and supervisor evaluations, accompanying school assignments (such as participation in ANGEL discussion boards, journals, career research, etc.), and completion of internship hours (70 per semester). Students should be self-motivated and responsible with excellent time management and organizational skills. Internship requirements include:

*A completed application packet (from internship coordinator, available in Guidance) and successful interview with a business. Note: Internships are not for jobs you already have; they are intended to help you decide on future career paths. In most cases, you will not be paid for an internship. Students are responsible for choosing and setting up their own internship sites; however, if needed you may see Mrs. Reed for assistance prior to turning in course requests.

*70 hours minimum at internship site each semester - a minimum of five hours per week at internship site, providing your own transportationThe goal of this course is to give high school students the opportunity to explore the world of work and gain first hand experience in the career area of their choice. In addition to the on site aspect of the internship, students will complete course assignments in order to learn about and develop the skills needed to make informed and satisfying career decisions that are in sync with personality and goals.

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Digital Earth Grade 9620   (Fall 2013)

Grade Level 9, 10 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

You will explore Digital Earth using tools such as Google Earth, Google SketchUp, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Explorer.  These tools utilize spatial concepts that will enable you to explore topics including conservation planning, forestry, the environment, and weather - all which impact our lives.   This course is delivered in an online environment in which you will be expected to work independently utilizing discussion boards, mapping, and research.  You will need a computer and internet access throughout the course.

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CPS Health Online 6550HEO

Grade Level:  9, 10, 11,12 Credit 1/2 Type: Health Science
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to increase the knowledge of the human body and raise awareness of health-related issues. The three main areas of study include first aid & safety; fitness and nutrition; and human sexuality and healthy relationships.

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Personal Finance Online  7240PFO

Grade Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Type: Practical Art
Prerequisite: None

This course will help students learn how to manage their money. They will learn how to make proper financial decisions, prepare a budget, understand tax liabilities, evaluate insurance, explore investment options, and promote intelligent spending, saving, and use of credit. In addition students will analyze how career choice, education, skills and economic conditions affect income and their financial decisions. This course will focus on the state mandated competencies of income, money management, spending and credit, and saving and investing.

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Web 2.0: Dynamic Apps in the Cloud Online 9125PAO

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Type: Practical Art
Prerequisite: None
NOTE: This is a Practical Art Credit—NOT a Fine Art Credit

Work with applications that facilitate online information sharing and collaboration. Browser “apps”, vidcasts, and online digital storytelling tools will be explored. Work in "the cloud" to use and share word processing, spreadsheet and presentations files. Use basic image, audio, and video tools for online digital media. Students will participate in webinars and create an online portfolio. Ethical issues, online safety, and social networking tools will also be discussed in the course. Students will need access to a high speed internet connection and a computer with microphone and speakers (or headset). A webcam and cell phone with texting are recommended but not required. This course is delivered in an online environment in which students are expected to work independently and in groups.

Dual Credit is available with Missouri State University

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Research and Science Writing 2446LAO (Fall 2013)

Grade Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Type: Language Art
Prerequisite: None

This online Research and Science Writing course is designed for the accelerated student who is interested in science, mathematics, and/or technology.  This course gives students foundational knowledge, exposure, and practice in the areas of science writing, technical writing, and research methods. *This course may be combined with a separate internship in the sciences, mathematics, or other field.

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