Earn High-School Credits Online
Submitted by Dixie Cartwright on July 11, 2019
Are you in need of high-school credits?
Through the Center for Continuing Education High School Online program, students can earn credits in English, Math, Science, Health, and Social Studies to help meet graduation requirements. Classes are open to all Mississippi public, private, and home-school students and can be taken to accelerate progress towards graduation, complete classes not offered at their home school, or for credit recovery. All ten classes offered through the program are accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and taught by Mississippi licensed teachers. Enrollment is open year round and students can complete courses at their own pace in as few at 30 days, but have 6 months to complete half (.5) classes and one year to complete full (1) credit classes. Cost to enroll is $150 per half credit class and $300 per full credit class.
Courses offered through the program include:
Contemporary Health (.5 credit)
Contemporary Health is a course that develops skills related to personal, social, and mental health in today’s society. It includes instruction on human growth and development, disease prevention and control, substance abuse and prevention, community and environmental health, and safety and first aid.
English III (1 credit)
The primary objective of this course is for students to get a complete experience in literature, writing, research and critical thinking. Students will work to gain a better understanding of the different types of literature. In addition, students will write essays (both formal and personal), create class presentations and other projects, review grammar and punctuation rules, and increase their vocabulary.
English IV (1 credit)
This class focuses on literacy in the traditional sense of reading a variety of texts across genres, while still focusing on new and emerging sources and media. In addition, there is an emphasis on writing in all of its forms, refining voice by producing everything from research papers to poems and short stories, with special focus placed on the grammar and usage conventions of these forms.
Algebra II (1 credit)
The fundamental purpose of this course is to build on student’s prior work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, to extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students will work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms.
Geometry (1 credit)
The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments.
U.S. Government (.5 credit)
U.S. Government provides students with an understanding of civic life, politics, and the constitutional process. It also provides a basis for understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizens and a framework for competent and active participation.
Economics (.5 credit)
This course focuses on creating an awareness of the relationship of world economic systems. Students will trace the American economic system and the impact of that system in a global setting. In addition, students will also develop an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics from individual finances to world economic organizations.
Mississippi Studies (.5 credit)
Mississippi Studies is designed to foster appreciation for the state, its history and its culture. The content will include the geographic, historic, economic, political, and social events that have contributed to the state’s development.
Zoology (.5 credit)
Zoology is a course that surveys the nine major phyla of the Kingdom Animalia. Morphology, taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology should be investigated.
Botany (.5 credit)
Botany is a diverse course in which many aspects of plants are investigated. From basic plant structures to human uses of plant, the botanical world is very interesting. The botany also encompasses the microbiological realm all the way to the tallest and oldest living things on earth. Plants are often viewed as dull and lifeless, but there is more than meets the eye when their true living aspects are explored.
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