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CVTC, along with your school district, has partnered to offer incoming seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college, the opportunity to earn two full semesters of college credits. This academy is being offered both face to face and virtually online to allow students from various locations to participate. Students must be highly motivated and committed to all 10 courses throughout the school year.
When: August 24, 2020 - May 14, 2021.
Location: CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus and Online. Students may choose to attend face-to-face some days and work online on alternate days.
Credential Earned: Simultaneously earn a high school diploma and 26 credits of college general education credits. General education credits earned through this academy are guaranteed to transfer under the Universal Transfer Credit Agreement to any University of Wisconsin college.
Prerequisite: Students must submit an ACT Math Score of 21 or higher or register to take the Tailwinds Assessment as a prerequisite for Plane Trigonometry. Students should call CVTC Student Central at 715-833-6200 to pay the $25 fee and schedule the assessment prior to being admitted to the academy.
Fall Course Schedule & Dates: August 24 - December 18, 2020
M 9-10 a.m.
W, F 9-11 a.m.
Plane TrigonometryPrerequisite: Tailwinds Assessment
Spring Course Schedule & Dates: January 18 - May 14, 2021
806-134 General Chemistry (4 credits)
Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws.
801-136 English Composition I (3 Credits)This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
809-195 Economics (3 credits)This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.
804-228 Plane Trigonometry (3 credits)Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Tailwinds Assessment meeting minimum requirements.Note: Please identify your testing date on your applicationPlane Trigonometry includes the study of the six trigonometric functions and their use in solving right triangles, radian measure, circular functions, linear and angular speed application problems, graphs of circular functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations, solving oblique triangles, vector application problems, complex numbers, polar equations, and parametric equations.
890-205 Academic Success (1 credit)This one credit course covers success strategies for academic, professional, and life contexts. Students will learn about the academic community, and they will learn strategies and tactics related to effective studying, time management and prioritization, and problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on service learning and community involvement.
806-154 General Physics 1 (4 credits)Prerequisite: General Chemistry (offered 1st semester)An overview of various physics topics, routinely covered in an introductory physics course, is presented with appropriate accompanying experiments. Included topics are: Mechanics, Properties of Materials, Heat, and Sound. In addition to the technical science information given, an ability to solve problems, responsibility and initiative is emphasized.
801-223 English Composition 2 (3 credits)English Composition 2 advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative writing. This course cultivates critical thinking and college-level discourse. Students conduct research using library and web-based sources, observations, and interviews, using a formal documentation style. Students will read and analyze professional non-fiction texts to understand how writers develop and present ideas through writing.
809-122 Introduction to American Government (3 credits)Introduces American political processes and Institutions. Focuses on rights and responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Learners examine the complexity of the separation of powers and checks and balances. Explores the role of the media, interest groups, political parties and public opinion in the political process. Also explores the role of state and national government in our federal system.
809-198 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.
890-000 Career Readiness (1 credit)This course focuses on the CVTC core abilities: models integrity, thinks critically, communicates effectively, and values diversity. Students will demonstrate core abilities and the understanding of what it takes to be career ready and competitive in today's workforce.
26 Credit High School Academy
Registration Status //Open
Academy Dates //August 24, 2020 - May 14, 2021
Days of Week //Mon - Fri
Times //9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Classroom Location //CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus
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