Alternative Electives

5031 - Career Readiness 1
Grade 09 | 2.5 Credits | Level 2

Career Readiness I is a one-trimester course exposing students to the foundation skills in the areas of employability, management, business communication, and technology. This course addresses the Vocational Technical Education Framework Standardized Strand 4 (Employability and Career Readiness), Strand 5 (Management & Entrepreneurship), and Strand 6 (Technological). As part of the course, students will be required to complete course work in employability, professionalism, business communication, web research, digital citizenship, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

4213 - Spanish 1
Grade 09-12 | 2.5 Credits | Level 2

This course introduces students to the Spanish language. Students learn vocabulary and concepts of basic grammar, allowing them to communicate information about themselves and others using simple sentences, both orally and in writing. The practice of all four language skills- listening, speaking, reading, and writing- helps students solidify their acquisition of the Spanish language. In addition, students become familiar with cultures of different Spanish speaking countries through a variety of multi-media resources. Active participation in class activities and completion of daily homework assignments are required.

 

4214 - Spanish 2
Grade 09-12 | 2.5 Credits | Level 2

At this level, the student will continue with the communicative approach of the level one course. The four language skills will be further refined with more emphasis on communication. This progression will act as a catalyst that will produce more authentic language situations. New grammatical principles are introduced, and common patterns of sound, order, and structure already learned are studied in greater depth. Vocabulary and grammar is introduced in thematic units that are centered on interdisciplinary and cultural themes. Oral activities are regularly used for practice of intonation, phrasing, and manner of expression. Students at this beginner level will continue to communicate clearly and effectively in stage one of language proficiency set forth by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Curriculum Frameworks.

 

4313 - Portuguese 1
Grade 09-12 | 2.5 Credits | Level 2

As an introductory language course, the first year will establish the foundation necessary for language acquisition through varied listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in the target language. While it is imperative that students gain knowledge of the basic structures of the language, it is also important that they go beyond the simple manipulation of forms. Students are encouraged to think critically and take risks when expressing themselves in the language. In addition, students will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively in stage one of language proficiency set forth by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Curriculum Frameworks. Student assessment will include traditional quizzes and tests, role-playing dialogs, oral/aural quizzes, journal entries, structural and cultural mini projects, and a major research project on target countries, primarily in English.

 

4314 - Portuguese 2
Grade 09-12 | 2.5 Credits | Level 2

At this level, the student will continue with the communicative approach of the level one course. The four language skills will be further refined with more emphasis on accuracy of expression. This progression will act as a catalyst that will produce more authentic language situations. There will be a wide variety of assessments used at this level involving both individual research and group activities. The primary objective is the preparation for reading, both for comprehension and for cultural New grammatical principles are introduced, and common patterns of sound, order and structure already learned are studied in greater depth. In addition, the student will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively in stage one of language proficiency set forth by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Frameworks. Oral activities are regularly used for practice of intonation, phrasing, and manner of expression. A grade of C- or higher in Level I of the language is recommended.

 

5032 - Career Readiness 2
Grade 10 | 2.5 Credits | Level 2

Career Readiness II is a one-trimester course exposing students to the foundation skills in the areas of employability, accounting, business law, and entrepreneurship practices, while continuing instruction in business communication. This course addresses the Vocational Technical Education Framework Standardized Strand 4 (Employability and Career Readiness), Strand 5 (Management & Entrepreneurship), and Strand 6 (Technological). As part of the course, students will be required to complete coursework in the areas of employability, accounting, business law, entrepreneurship, and business communication.

 

Varies - Virtual High School (Half or full-year course)
Grade 11/12 | Varies Credits | Level 1, 2, 5

As a member of the Virtual High School Collaborative (VHS), Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School is now able to offer hundreds of additional online courses. The VHS program is open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students in VHS are given two or four periods in each academic rotation for their VHS class and are responsible for logging in and doing their classwork while in shop or on co-op.