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Academic Majors

Pope John Paul II High School is very excited to be able to offer to its students two Academic Majors, starting in the fall of 2015.

 

 These majors will allow students to investigate, more deeply, a possible career. The majors being offered are in Nursing and in Education.  These programs complement the comprehensive college preparatory curriculum at Pope John Paul II and give the students additional preparation to help them succeed in college. The Academic Majors give students hands-on experience and invaluable opportunities to interact with local professionals and experts in their fields.

 

 

Health Science Major

 

The Health Care industry is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the United States. The Health Science Major prepares a young person for a career as a health care professional. These professionals work in hospitals, medical or dental offices, laboratories, communities, medivac units, and more. They work directly with people, engage in research and collect and format data. Students in the program work side-by-side with doctors and nurses at a local hospital. They provide for the basic needs of the sick, take vital signs, and administer medication. The Health Science Major lays the foundation for college coursework in the medical field. A student pursuing a Health Science Major will enroll in the following classes his/her junior and senior years (DE indicates Dual Enrollment and may incur a $150 fee):

 

Junior Year Senior Year
Theology III Theology IV

English III

or AP English III

or AP English IV

English IV 

or AP English IV 

or English V 

or DE ENGL 1010 English Composition and 

either DE ENGL 1020 English Composition II or DE ENGL 2150 Introduction to Fiction Writing

Algebra II

or Algebra II Honors

or Advanced Math

or Advanced Math Honors

Advanced Math 

or Advanced Math H 

or Calculus 

or AP Calculus 

or DE MATH 1180 Algebra for College Students and DE MATH 1300 College Algebra

Chemistry

or Chemistry Honors

or AP Chemistry 

or AP Biology

Physics

or Physics Honors

or AP Chemistry 

or AP Biology

Anatomy H

DE NURS 1000 Nursing Assistant and Medical Internship

DE HSOM 1020 Medical Terminology and 

DE HSOM 1030 Medical Terminology II

Elective
Elective Health & PE II or Elective

 

Students who have successfully completed the Health Science major will have the opportunity to take a test that would certify them as a Certified Nursing Assistant. 

The fee for enrolling in the Health Sciences major is $300 per year.

 

 

Education Major

 

Do you want to positively impact the future of our world? The Education Major prepares a young person for a career in the education field. These professionals work in classrooms, libraries, schools, regional offices, communities, and more! They work with children, teens, and adults. They engage in research and collect and analyze data.

 

Students in the program work side-by-side with teachers and administrators in various settings and organizational structures.They observe in classes, during planning periods, and in the local and regional offices. A student pursuing an Education Major will enroll in the following classes his/her junior and senior years (DE indicates Dual Enrollment and may incur a $150 fee): 

Junior Year Senior Year
Theology III Theology IV

English III

or AP English III

or English IV

or AP English IV

English IV 

or AP English IV 

or English V 

or DE ENGL 1010 English Composition and 

either DE ENGL 1020 English Composition II or DE ENGL 2150 Introduction to Fiction Writing

Algebra II

or Algebra II Honors

or Advanced Math

or Advanced Math Honors

Advanced Math 

or Advanced Math H 

or Calculus 

or AP Calculus 

or DE MATH 1180 Algebra for College Students and DE MATH 1300 College Algebra

Chemistry 

or Chemistry Honors

or AP Chemistry

or AP Biology

Physics 

or Physics H 

or AP Chemistry 

or AP Biology

or Anatomy (if allowed)

or Zoology (if allowed)

Psychology I and Psychology II

DE CDYC 1300 Introduction to Children with Exceptions and DE CDYC 1120 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children

DE PSYC 2250 Educational Psychology and DE 2850 Guiding & Managing Child Behavior Elective and Education Internship
Elective Health & PE II or Elective