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Transitional Bilingual Courses

Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE), Eisenhower and Richards High School These courses are designed for the English Language Learner (ELL).  Content area instruction is given in the student’s native language to enable him/her to stay on grade level and earn credits toward graduation while acquiring academic skills in the English language.  All credits earned in this section count toward fulfillment of graduation requirements.  
 
Physical Science/ELL 729
Credits: 1
Level: Transitional Grades offered: 10-12 One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Integrated Science
The emphasis of this course will be to reinforce the fact that all sciences (life, physical, chemical, and earth/space) are interrelated and not separate disciplines. The scientific concepts, connections, and thinking skills developed in Integrated Science will be the foundation of this course. Physical Science will allow students the opportunity to integrate and make use of acquired knowledge from Integrated Science. This course will be taught as an activity-based, hands-on course with multiple student activities, labs, and explorations. Students will further develop and employ their scientific inquiry abilities, laboratory techniques, and use of technology in the science classroom.
 
BIOLOGY/ELL 730
Credits: 1
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 10-12* One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of science *Open to sophomores with teacher recommendation who have successfully completed Integrated Science I.
This course emphasizes the application of biology to everyday life. It provides an overview of the structure and function of living things and their relationship to their environment. It begins at the molecular/cellular level and continues up through man. This course fulfills college entrance lab requirements.
 
HEALTH EDUCATION/ELL 732
Credits: .5
Level: Grades offered: 10-12* Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
Students critically evaluate health information, materials, products, common beliefs and health services in order to establish a sound basis for personal action.
 
DRIVER EDUCATION/ELL 734
Credits: .5
Level: Grades offered: 10-12 Semester Course
Prerequisite: None
Classroom phase is required for graduation. The program consists of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom and behind-the-wheel training (optional). A portion of the 6 hours behind-the-wheel phase will be conducted in a driving simulator. The student must be at least 15 years old at the beginning of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a state certificate which will allow him or her, upon reaching age 16, to take the road test for a driver’s license. Students who desire to take Driver Education must have received a passing grade in at least eight courses at the conclusion of the Driver Education course to receive their certificate of completion. The certificate of completion entitles the student to process their Illinois Driver’s License.
 
ALGEBRA I M/ELL 738
Credits: 1
Level: Transitional Grades offered: 9-11 One year course
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of algebraic concepts. The curriculum will cover many of the same topics found in Algebra I; however, the pacing and depth of coverage will not be at the same level of rigor. Students will begin to explore patterns, relations and functions. They will learn to represent and analyze math situations using algebraic symbols and graphing. The course will emphasize problem-solving strategies and incorporate applications to real-world situations. Concepts in probability and statistics will also be included.
 
GEOMETRY M/ELL 739
Credits: 1
Level: Transitional Grades offered: 10-12 One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra IM
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of geometric concepts. The curriculum will cover many of the same topics found in Geometry; however, the pacing and depth of coverage will not be at the same level of rigor. Students will learn applications of geometry in real-world settings. Algebraic concepts will be reinforced. Students will learn to analyze the characteristics and properties of two-and three-dimensional geometric shapes. Students will make and investigate mathematical conjectures. They will also develop and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs.
 
GEOMETRY/ELL 741
Credits: 1
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 10-12 One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I; teacher recommendation
In this geometry course, students will study lines, planes, angles, sets, circles, triangles and other polygons. They will work with areas and volumes of plane and solid figures. To enable students to understand and develop formal geometric proofs, concepts and patterns from logic will be presented. An informal approach to teaching geometry will be used in order for students to concentrate on applications of geometry to real world settings. Students will analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships. Further, they will describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.
 
ALGEBRA II M/ELL 749
Credits: 1
Level: Transitional Grades offered: 11-12 One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra IM and Geometry M
This course provides an option for students who have not met the necessary prerequisite skills for Algebra II to complete their three-unit graduation requirement. An emphasis will be placed on reviewing and teaching concepts so that students will be successful on the IMAGE/PSAE. It will also reinforce algebraic and geometric concepts in terms of real-world applications.
 
WORLD HISTORY/ELL 743
Credits: 1
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 10-11 One year course
Prerequisite: None
This course is concerned with the full range of history from prehistoric man to the present time. It gives a perspective for seeing one’s relationship to the rest of mankind and gives a greater sense of the flow of civilization and the extent to which we are indebted to the past. Recommended for students who expect to continue their studies beyond high school.
 
U.S. HISTORY/ELL 744
Credits: 1
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 11-12 One year course
Prerequisite: None
*Recommended for juniors, but may be offered to other grade levels if necessary. Successful completion of a U.S. History course is required for graduation.
This general course is a study of U.S. History from the foundations of our country to the present with an emphasis on modern American history. The course is designed to study the social, political and economic factors that have influenced the development of our country and its role in world affairs.
 
GEOGRAPHY/ELL 745
Credits: 1
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 9-10 One year course
Prerequisite: None
The five geographic themes of place, location, movement, region, and human-environment interaction are used to gain a greater understanding of the world and its people. A regional approach is used to study how geography influences the way people develop and exist economically, politically, and culturally. Learning activities and assessments provide a variety of ways for students to develop and demonstrate key skills and geographic knowledge.
 
ECONOMICS/ELL 746
Credits: .5
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 11-12 Semester course
Prerequisite: None
*Open to juniors and seniors but highly recommended for seniors who are planning to attend junior college or a four-year college. This course fulfills the Consumer Education graduation requirement.
Economics deals with the problems involved in making a living and in satisfying economic needs and wants. Students gain insights about economic institutions and the part each plays in our society. This course is concerned more with economic principles, laws, and theories which relate to our economic problems and is intended for those who are planning to continue their education at a college or university after graduation.
 
U.S. GOVERNMENT/ELL 748
Credits: .5
Level: C.P. Grades offered: 11-12 Semester course
Prerequisite: U.S. History or principal's approval
Successful completion of U.S. Government is required for graduation.
The structure and function of our federal government is of primary concern in this general course; however, state and local government is also studied. This course helps the student to understand the ways in which man governs himself and helps cultivate habits of democratic citizenship. A state requirement, that students be successfully examined in the following areas, is met by passing this course: the Constitution of the United States and Illinois, the principles of representative government, the American flag, and the use of the Australian ballot.