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Specialized Course Offerings

982     Teacher Aide (Grade 10,11,12)         Every other day    Full Semester        0.00 Credit    
Prerequisite: Parent, Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Administration approval required.
This program is intended as an in-school volunteer service opportunity on alternate days during one semester only.  It is the responsibility of the teacher aide to provide clerical support to the supervising teacher.  Whereas a variety of tasks may be required, no teacher aide is allowed to correct student work, nor is the teacher aide allowed to provide data entry services on the teacher’s computer.  The program is undertaken on a Pass/Fail basis and will not count toward graduation requirements.  The notation: “In School Service; 62 hours complete” will appear in the “activities” section of the front, right side of the student’s transcript.
983     Teaching Assistant (Grade 11,12)        Everyday    Full Semester        0.00 Credit    
Prerequisite: Parent, Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Administration approval required.
The more rigorous of these two in school volunteer options, a teaching assistant will have demonstrated a strong background in the chosen subject area.  He/she will be held to a high standard of teacher-like responsibilities.  Teaching assistants will be expected to research and develop new curricula, teach to the class, and provide small group tutoring sessions, all under the direct supervision of the sponsoring teacher.  Set up and delivery of labs, for example, may also be required.  Teaching assistants will consult with their supervising teachers on a weekly basis as this is a full block (every day) option.  Successful completion of this program will not count in GPA as it will not earn credit toward graduation.  Instead, the notation “In School Service – 124 hours completed” will appear in the “activities” section on the front right side of the student’s transcript.
988     Independent Study (Grades 11, 12)         Everyday        Full Semester        1.00 Credit
989     Independent Study (Grades 11, 12)        Every other day    Full Semester        0.50 Credit
Prerequisite:  Minimum GPA of 2.8 required. Application process, recommendation of Guidance and approval by the Principal.  

Junior and Senior students with a need to extend their curriculum investigation in topics not covered in the Oakmont curriculum may select a special research project or course of study.  Students will be required to develop a curriculum with a qualified teacher or mentor who will monitor and evaluate the project or course of study.  The project must entail a minimum of 124 hours of documented time.  The curriculum must be approved by Guidance and the Principal and must be successfully completed as indicated and graded by the teacher or mentor.  The student will be required to present the completed project to a committee of administration and faculty.  Upon successful presentation to the committee and teacher/mentor approval, credit will be granted.
970      Applied Studies (Grades 9 – 12)    Everyday        Full Semester        1.00 Credit
971    Applied Studies (Grades 9  –12)    Every other day    Full Semester        0.50 Credit
Applied Studies is designed to provide whole class and small group instruction to increase proficiency in reading, language, writing, and public speaking. Students will also learn organizational and study skills, including time management, stress management, goal setting, and test preparation, to help them achieve personal and academic success.