Grades 11, 12
Course No. 961B, ¼ or ½ Year .50 or 1.00 Cr
(recommended ½ Year)
Learn to serve and serve to learn. Offer your time and talents to make a difference in your community, gain a deeper appreciation of your surroundings, and learn more about yourself. This semester-long course involves weekly hands-on volunteering at a community site, as well as classroom reflection on project work, the concept of service learning and its impact on society. The choice of a service learning site reflects your own personal goals and interests.
Course requirements include: final presentation and reflection essay, weekly journals, site attendance and evaluation, class assignments and participation.
Sites chose in the past include: Teaching Spanish or French at Portsmouth pre-schools or elementary schools, assisting a classroom teacher, or volunteering at local non-profits such as Discover Portsmouth Center, PM<AC, Operation Blessing or Edgewood Centre.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Course No. 192, 1/4 Year .50 Cr
NOTE: This course will satisfy the computer requirement.
The yearbook course will provide students with an interdisciplinary experience designed to incorporate many useful skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook. Skills and units of study include teamwork, responsibility, brainstorming, content, coverage, concept, reporting, writing headlines, captions, editing, photography, typography, design, graphics, finances, yearbook campaigns, advertising, and distribution.
Actual work results in the current volume of the school’s yearbook. The publication strives to maintain a tradition of excellence in which the school and the community can take pride.
Mastery of the goals and objectives fully verse class members in all areas of publication production. Titles available for students who desire to take a leadership role in the class are as follows: Editor, Assistant Editor, Designer/Layout Editor, Advertiser, Marketing Assistant, Photographer/Journalist, Business Manager, Copy Editor, Web Tech. Student may contract for Level IV by committing to a leadership role.