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COURSE OFFERING GUIDE2018-19 SCHOOL YEARCASIMIR PULASKIHIGH SCHOOL1500 W. Oklahoma Ave.Milwaukee, WI 53215Phone: (414) 902-8900Website: mpsmke.com/pulaskiHours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.Principal: Lolita Patrick 2017 Milwaukee Public SchoolsPulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 18/20/17 3:12 PM

Table of ContentsMission, Vision, Beliefs and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPS Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPS Vision Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MPS Core Beliefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pulaski High School Vision Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22222High School Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation Requirements for the MPS Class of 2021 and Beyond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduation Requirements and Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .High School Promotion Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Early Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Certificate of Completion vs. High School Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333556Guidance Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Course Selection Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Academic and Career Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6677Courses and Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .International Baccalaureate Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Advanced Placement Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Special Programs and Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alternative Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elective Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career/Technical Education Postsecondary Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Project Lead The Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1010111111111213Course and Enrollment Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class Drop/Add . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Late Enrollee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accommodating Varying Student Needs, Interests and Abilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Transcripted Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grade Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Course Retakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Student Athlete Eligibility Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1313141415151616High School Course Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Casimir Pulaski High School2500 W. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53215(414) 902-8900 mpsmke.com/pulaskiPulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 28/20/17 3:12 PM

Principal WelcomeDear Pulaski High School Families,Welcome to the Pulaski experience. Pulaski High Schoolis honored to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) MiddleYear Programme (MYP) Candidate School. IB provides arigorous, global, highly engaging, inquiry-based program.The MYP is designed to prepare students for success inDiploma Programme (DP), postsecondary studies, and life.Character education is embedded in the MYP as studentsstrive to develop attributes of the Learner Profile.Pulaski offers courses in the eight core IB MYP subjectgroups, automotive service, Project Lead the Way, finearts, and AP courses. English language learners (ELL) areprovided with a range of educational services, includingbilingual education (Spanish/English), English as a secondlanguage, and Spanish for Spanish speakers.All are encouraged to visit Pulaski High School to have aRam Experience.Please contact the parent coordinator at 902-9083 toschedule a visit soon.Yours in the journey,Ms. Lolita Patrick, Principal1Pulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 18/20/17 3:12 PM

Mission, Vision, Beliefs and GoalsMPS Mission StatementMilwaukee Public Schools is a diverse district thatwelcomes all students, preparing them for successin higher education, post-educational opportunities,work and citizenship.MPS Vision StatementMilwaukee Public Schools will be among thehighest student growth school systems in thecountry. All district staff will be committed toproviding an educational environment that is childcentered, supports achievement and respectsdiversity. Schools will be safe, welcoming, wellmaintained and accessible community centersmeeting the needs of all. Relevant, rigorous andsuccessful instructional programs will be recognizedand replicated. The district and its schools willcollaborate with students, families and communityfor the benefit of all.MPS Core Beliefs1. Students come first.2. Wherever students are learning is the mostimportant place in the district.3. Educators and school staffs have highexpectations for all students and provide thefoundation for their academic success.4. Leadership, educator development and childdriven data-informed decision making are keys tostudent achievement.5. Involved families are integral to increasingstudent achievement.6. Student voice is encouraged and respected.7. Quality community partnerships add value.8. Increased operational and financial efficiencies are consistently pursued to support learning opportunitiesfor our students.9. Central Services supports student achievement, efficient and effective operations, and student, family andcommunity engagement.Pulaski High School Vision StatementThrough rigorous instructional foundations and nurturing, all students at James Madison Academic Campuswill become proficient learners, prepared to succeed in post-secondary education or careers, and to becomeproductive citizens.2Pulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 28/20/17 3:12 PM

High School Graduation RequirementsGraduation Requirements for the MPS Class of 2021 and Beyond*English/LanguageArts4.0 creditsMathematics3.0 creditsScienceSocial StudiesPhysical EducationHealthFine ArtsAt or above the level of Algebra 13.0 creditsMust include content and laboratory studies from the following: lifescience; physical science; additional course in a life, physical, earth orspace science, engineering or technology3.0 creditsFrom the following: U.S. History; World History, World Geography,World Studies or AP Human Geography; Citizenship OR AmericanGovernment and Economics1.5 creditsNo more than 0.5 creditsper year0.5credit1.0 creditArt, Dance, Music orTheaterWorld Language2.0 creditsCollege and CareerReadiness1.0 credit22AP, IB, CTE or PLTWtotalElectives*credits3.0 credits]] A minimum of 22 credits is required to graduate.]] Students must complete one of the following three options: online learning, community service experience or servicelearning.]] All students in Wisconsin must pass the district civics test.]] IMPORTANT: Some high schools have additional requirements for specific programs or endorsements. Contact yourhigh school for more information.]] Visit mpsmke.com/graduationreq for more information.3Pulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 38/20/17 3:12 PM

Graduation Requirements and RecommendationsMPS MinimumGraduationRequirementsEnglish/Language Arts4.0 creditsMathematicsAt or above the level of Algebra 13.0 creditsMinimum GraduationRequirementsfor University ofWisconsin System*4.0 college-boundcredits3.0 creditsInclude Algebra, Geometry,Algebra 2 with TrigonometryRecommendationsfor Highly SelectiveColleges**OccupationalCourse of StudyRecommendations forMATC4.0-5.0 credits4.0 creditsIncluding AP/IB level4.0 creditsIncluding AP/IB level3.0 creditsAt or above the level of Algebra3.0 creditsScienceMust include content andlaboratory studies from thefollowing: life science; physicalscience; additional course in a life,physical, earth or space science,engineering or technology3.0 credits4.0 creditsBiology, Chemistry, and Physicsincluding AP/IB level3.0 creditsSocial StudiesFrom the following: U.S. History;World History, World Geography,World Studies or AP HumanGeography; Citizenship ORAmerican Government ANDEconomicsWorld Languages2.0 creditsPhysical EducationHealth1.5 credits †0.5 credit1.0 creditFine ArtsElectives or OtherRequirements**Career/TechnicalEducation3.0 credits3.0 credits2.0 credits4.0 creditsIncluding AP/IB level4.0-5.0 creditsDepending on campusOf the same languageNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredMay count as academic elective1.0 credit 3.0 credits4.0 creditsAcademic electives recommended1.0 creditNot requiredNot requiredArt, Dance, Music or TheaterAP, IB, CTE or PLTWOther Students must complete one ofthe following three options: onlinelearning, community serviceexperience or service learning.Civics ExamAll students in Wisconsin mustpass the district civics test.3.0 creditsContent with laboratory studies inthe Life and Physical SciencesRecommendedFrom the following: U.S. History;World History, World Geography,World Studies or AP HumanGeography; Citizenship ORAmerican Government ANDEconomicsNot required1.5 credits0.5 credit1.0 creditArt, Dance, Music or Theater4.0 creditsCTE electives recommended* Requirements may vary; check university admission websites. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of credits, includingAdvanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes.** Students seeking admission to highly competitive institutions should consider taking as many academically rigorous and Advanced Placement orInternational Baccalaureate classes as possible.† A semester of physical education is required each year for three out of four years of high school.4Pulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 48/20/17 3:12 PM

High School Promotion RequirementsThe following minimum number of units, or the equivalent, is required for high-school students to be promotedat the end of the school year:] 9th grade student (freshman) less than 5 units] 10th grade student (sophomore) 5 or more units] 11th grade student (junior) 10 or more units] 12th grade student (senior) 16 or more unitsTo be considered for senior-class rank, students must meet the definition of a senior and must complete oneyear and a minimum of 5 units at the schools from which they intend to receive their diplomas.Early GraduationHigh-school students from the Milwaukee Public Schools are encouraged to complete four years of studyresulting minimally in completion of the prescribed graduation requirements at the district and school levels.Procedures for permitting early graduation include the following:1. A student wishing to graduate early must complete all district requirements for graduation.2. A student must request a conference to declare interest in early graduation (with parental signature if thestudent is under 18).3. A conference shall be held with the parent, student, and principal (or designee) to review options and tomake a decision, with a sign-off by principal (or designee), student, and parent (if the student is under 18).At this meeting, the student and parent will receive information regarding early graduation (scholarships,advanced courses, AP, IB, and YOP opportunities, etc.) to facilitate the making of an informed decision.4. For students who have received sign-off by the principal on the district-provided form for early graduation,the school will document in the student database that the student has met the diploma requirements atthe semester-end date and will withdraw the student. Early graduates in good standing will be allowed toparticipate in the school’s year-end graduation ceremony and activities.5Pulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 58/20/17 3:12 PM

Certificate of Completion vs. High School DiplomaPart of the annual IEP process is to discuss your student’s transition into life after High School. As part of thisprocess, we want to take time to explain the differences between a Certificate of Completion vs. a High SchoolDiploma and what this means towards your student’s future as well as life after school.Certificate of CompletionHigh School Diploma]N ot the same as a High School Diploma] Student will receive special education services]O verall minimum of 22 credits to graduate] Students are required to take and pass thethrough the age of 21.] A Certificate of Completion is awarded to thestudent during the school year the student turns21.] Your student will be in more special educationclasses, which follow modified standards thatalign with the Common Core Standards (EssentialElements).] Your student will NOT be able to use a Certificateof Completion for entry into a college or university.following classes:‘ 4.0 units: English/Language Arts‘ 3.0 units: Mathematics (courses at or above theAlgebra level)‘ 3.0 units: Science‘ 3.0 units: Social Studies as follows: US History,World History, World Geography or WorldStudies citizenship or 0.5 American governmentAND 0.5 Economics‘ 1.5 units: Physical Education over a 3-yearperiod‘ 0.5 unit: Health‘ 1.0 unit: Fine Arts (Art, Music, Dance orTheater)‘ 2.0 World Languages‘ 1.0 College and Career Readiness‘ 3.0 units: Electives] Your student will have access to educationalservices through the age of 21.] Your student will be able to earn credits until theschool year they turn 21.] Focus will be on your student’s transition for lifeafter High School.] Your student will be asked to participate in nonacademic tasks that will increase your student’stransition skills.Employability Skills Certificate] Students with disabilities (or without) who are working in paid employment may earn a DPI employabilityskills certificate. This is a state credential of student mastery. The components are:]T he student must work 90 on the job paid work hours] A supervising teacher is required] Students aged 14 and older, and enrolled in school, are eligibleGuidance ProcessCourse Selection ProcessTo establish class sections and accurately determine staffing needs for the ensuing year, it is necessary tosecure registration about midway in the current school year. School counselors will conference with studentsto provide advisement on required and elective course selection. Courses selected at this time should be givenserious consideration and selected in terms of the student’s total four-year program.Parent involvement in student course selection is highly encouraged. The final decision on the selection ofany elective course is up to the student and his/her parent/guardian, providing the selections follow a proper6Pulaski HS Course Catalog 817.indd 68/20/17 3:12 PM

course sequence and are not in conflict with otherschool regulations. Students then attend a courseselection session with their counselor to input theirselections in a registration program. Parents will benotified when the course selection process begins.Note: Course offerings in any department arecontingent upon enough students enrolling in thecourse. If there is not sufficient enrollment for acourse to be offered, students will be asked to makeother selections.Academic and Career PlanningAn Academic and Career Plan (ACP) represents afluid, mapped academic plan reflecting a student’sunique set of interests, needs, learning goalsand graduation requirements. It goes beyond thetraditional “4 Year Plan” by recording a student’sconnections to the larger community includingcommunity service, volunteerism, hobbies andactivities, and post-secondary planning.Development of an ACP involves students’ participation in school counseling activities beginning inkindergarten and continuing through high school. These activities focus on academic, personal/social, andcareer development with the purpose of preparing the students for post-secondary/college and careerchoices.Parents/Guardians are an integral part of the ACP process by supporting ongoing career exploration