A Note to Students and Parents
The selection of courses is one of the most significant decisions a student makes in his or her high school career. This
Academic Planning Guide contains information regarding graduation requirements and all courses offered at Honeoye
Central School. We hope this will give you a greater understanding of the high school curriculum and the
opportunities it provides.
Please review this information carefully and use it to help plan the student’s educational program. Group and
individual sessions between students and counselors take place every year so that students can make informed decisions
and reexamine those decisions as they progress through high school. Every student in grades 8-12 will participate in an individual academic review with his or her counselor every year. Parent conferences will be scheduled upon request.
In selecting courses, students should keep in mind their interests, abilities, college and career goals, as well as the
development of a broad educational background.
We are confident that a well-designed planning process will result in many satisfying and rewarding experiences for
each student. Please feel free to call or email us if you have questions or concerns regarding this important activity.
Tina Rasmussen, Evan Carrier,
School Counselor School Counselor
Grades 9-12 Grades K - 8
Academic requirements for graduation include three components:
Required Core Courses and Credits
Required for a Diploma
(at least 2 lab courses and must include Living Environment)
2 (1/4 credit each semester)
Additional Required Courses & NYS Assessments
Basic Regents Diploma
Advanced Regents Diploma
3 credits in LOTE or
5 credit alternative ***
65% on 1 exam
65% on 3 exams (Algebra, Geometry & Alg2/Trig
65% on 2 exams
65% Proficiency Test
Or 1 credit LOTE
65% on Level 3 exam or
5 credit alternative **
** 5 credit LOTE alternative in the following areas:
The Arts (fine arts, music, visual arts)
Career & Technical Education (business, technology, vocational education)
Reviews of Academic Program & Progress
Senior Graduation/Exit Reviews
September – October
Freshmen & Sophomore Academic Reviews
November – December
Technical & Career Education Presentations to the Global 10 Classes
Eighth Grade and Junior Academic Reviews
January – March
Sophomore Visit to the Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center
Special Education Placements, IEP and
504 Plan Annual Reviews
October – May
At the beginning of the school year, a week is set-aside for students to change their schedules. After the week has passed no further additions or deletions
from a schedule will be allowed until the end of the first semester (end of January) when a student may drop a course, as long as 6 courses plus
Physical Education remain in his/her daily schedule. Changes must be approved on a change form that is available from the Counseling Center. No
changes are allowed at other times of the year.
Students at Honeoye Central School are required to carry a course load of at least 6 1/2 credits each semester. Students receiving Learning Center support
and instruction or RTI services may carry 5 1/2 credits.
Students may elect to take any High School course for which they have the required preparation and in which there is sufficient space for all who desire to
take the course.
Upperclassmen have priority in overcrowded classes.
Regents Exam Retests
Any student may elect to retake a Regents exam if they have completed the proper prerequisites and preparation. Students should review this with their counselor or teacher of the course. Any January retakes must be requested to the counselor by October 1st.
Honeoye Central School reserves the right to discontinue, postpone or cancel classes due to budgetary constraints or staffing changes.
Classroom attendance is a vital component of every student’s education. Students with excessive class absences are at risk of not receiving course credit.
Academic Levels and Support
Accelerated or enriched courses of study for the most able and interested students can lead to earning college credits.
Challenging program leading to the Advanced Regents Diploma. Excellent preparation for college. Minimum of 8 State Assessments.
Challenging program leading to the Regents Diploma. Minimum of 5 State Assessments.
Resource Room/Learning Center
Support services and instruction provided by special education staff for students with an identified learning disability.
Academic Intervention Services (AIS)
Basic skills instruction provided to students meeting service eligibility criteria.
Academic Eligibility & Status
Students must maintain academic eligibility to access any and all privileges.
Academic status levels are:
Class status at Honeoye is determined by number of credits earned and accumulated.
Freshman - Must have been promoted from Grade 8
Sophomore - Must have a total of 4 1/2 credits, which include English 9
Junior - Must have a total of 10 credits, which include English 10
Senior - Must be enrolled in a program that will lead to June graduation
Honor Roll and Recognitions
An average of 85 to 89.9.
To receive a certificate for the year a student must have an average of 85-89.9 for the first three report card periods.
Principal’s Honor Roll
An average of 90 to 94.9.
Students who maintain an average of 90 to 94.9 for the first three marking periods receive a pin and certificate signifying this high
An average of 95 to 100.
Students who maintain a 95 or above average for the first three quarters receive an Olympic-style medallion, which may be worn
around the neck over graduation gowns. Staff Honors are the highest academic awards given at Honeoye Central School.
Class Rank and GPA Computation
Averages of all courses except Physical Education are used to determine a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank. Final grades in
college-level courses (AP, Gemini, SUPA) are increased by 5% in the GPA calculation. GPA is computed after each semester. Class rank is computed
after the 5th, 6th and 7th semesters of high school.
College Preparatory Program
Honeoye Central School strongly recommends that students planning to continue their education beyond high school enroll in the most rigorous courses that
they are able to successfully complete. We recommend that students continue to study mathematics for all four years of high school. We
recommend complementing the Advanced Regents Diploma program with college-level courses to gain the best preparation and opportunities for
Advanced Placement Program
Advanced courses are available to students who exhibit superior skills and demonstrate an interest in and willingness to achieve. These courses are geared
to the freshman college level, thus requiring a substantial commitment of time and effort by the student. Students must meet eligibility criteria.
Tuition is charged by the college.
Students can earn college credit through FLCC’s Gemini Program and/or Syracuse University’s SUPA program. In some courses, the Advanced Placement
(AP) Exam is administered in May. Students who achieve a successful grade on this exam may, at the discretion of the chosen college, receive college
credit and/or advanced placement status.
The basic premise of the Advanced Placement Program are that many high school students are ready for college freshman work and such ability
should be recognized, given encouragement, and rewarded.
Summer school is provided to students who have failed courses and/or tests already taken in the regular school environment. It is not consistent with the philosophies of the District to utilize summer school courses for acceleration at District expense. Only those students who encounter scheduling conflicts
will be allowed to take summer school courses for the first time at District expense. However, credit will be accepted for those who meet course
requirements in summer school for those students and families who wish to utilize summer school for acceleration purposes at the respective families’
expense. The cost to the families must be prepaid prior to summer school enrollment. If a student fails a regular school year course and he/she wishes
to be eligible for the course(s) in summer school, the student must have attained a minimum final average of 55% or better in the course that he/she
wishes to enroll in the summer school program offering. All course-required projects (example – senior portfolio, etc.), thesis papers, science lab
requirements and assessments (does not include homework and normal unit/lesson assessments) that cannot be offered in summer school, must be
completed prior to summer school participation, in the regular 40-week academic school year. No summer school student may miss more than two
days of classes to receive credit. Students enrolled in summer school physical education courses may not miss more than one day of class to receive
credit. Students who exceed the allowable absences under the attendance requirements will be dismissed from all affected summer school courses.
DUAL CREDIT/EARLY COLLEGE ADMISSION PROGRAM
The Dual Credit/Early College Admission Program was set up by the Honeoye Central School Board of Education in 1975 to provide highly motivated,
academically oriented seniors the opportunity to start college before high school graduation while at the same time completing high school graduation
requirements. Students accepted into the program must enroll in an accredited college and take courses equivalent to the high school course needed to complete
Guidelines for acceptance into the program are:
Students must submit a copy of their college schedule to the High School Counselor at the beginning of each semester and an official transcript from the college
at the end of each semester. Upon successful completion of the approved program students will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies and receive
a high school diploma from Honeoye Central School.
All students in Grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate in at least one extra-curricular activity each year. The following is a list of Extra Curricular Activities
from which a student may choose.
Boys & Girls Soccer
Boys & Girls Volleyball
Golf (Grades 7-12)
Boys & Girls Basketball
Boys & Girls Indoor Track
Intramurals are open to all student in grades 9-12 (unless otherwise stated) at various times of the year. They are announced in PE classes and via the school PA/intercom system (morning announcements).
Grades 9-12 meet Monday & Wednesday each week, 9th period.
Activities range from art related field trips to a hands-on workshop with a guest artist. Students need not be an art major to join, just have an interest in art.
Bulldog Beat News Club
This club consists of the morning announcement crew, videographers and an anchor crew that produce the video version of the morning announcements, photographers and computer designers
that create advertisements and photograph extracurricular and sporting activities, as well as a web crew that posts all of the above on the Bulldog Beat Online.
Open to all students 9-12 interested in theater and crafts. The Music Department plans a major musical and a drama production every year. Auditions each semester are open to all students in
Explorations club is a club for students in grades 9-12 who like science. Activities vary each year based on student interests but they have included field trips, museum tours, photography
course, travel and participation in the Science Olympiad. Annually students participate in environmental awareness week and Earth Day activities.
Meets during High School lunch. Open to all French students in grades 9-12. Activities include dinners, field trips and cultural activities. Foreign travel is a possibility.
This group meets twice a week for the study of a wide variety of selections in the jazz idiom at the intermediate-advanced level. Topics in improvisation and jazz styles are addressed. A wide
variety of performance opportunities are available. Membership is determined by the needs of the program.
Open for student use from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM every day. Bus passes will be provided.
A group of trained upper-class students who serve as freshmen peer mentors from Freshman Orientation to the end of the freshman year.
Open to all high school students interested in academic competitions with students from area school districts.
MicDroppers Acapella Club
National Honor Society
Odyssey of the Mind
This group meets in the fall in preparation for the musical. Students perform authentic show band parts during the actual performance of the musical for the community. Membership is by
Meets during lunch. See Explorations Club.
Open to all Spanish students. Activities include dinners, field trips and cultural activities. Foreign travel is a possibility.
Students from grades 9-12 are needed to put together this treasure book of memories.
Youth to Youth Students plan activities and events to look at alternatives to drugs.
The 5-credit LOTE alternative in Business consists of Career Connections and 4 1/2 additional business credits.
Business education encourages students to embrace 21st-century opportunities with confidence. Business education emphasizes the skills that will be of vital importance in college and careers: leadership, communication, collaboration, and information technology. These skills serve as the foundation of teaching and learning experiences in the classroom to prepare students for success in academic and workplace settings.
Fall Semester – ½ credit
This hands-on computer course is designed to provide students an in-depth understanding of the most popular software applications used today. Students will
become proficient in the many features of Microsoft Office, Google products, and other software programs. In addition, students will improve their individual
touch-keyboarding skills by drilling on speed and accuracy throughout the length of the course.
Prerequisite: Computer Applications
Spring Semester – ½ credit
The way businesses communicate with workers, customers, and the public has changed dramatically as technology has developed. In this course students will explore
and develop skills to use the new methods of communication such as electronic presentation skills, basic publishing skills and technical writing skills along
with the appropriate uses of social media.
Grade 9-12 -
This course is all about “getting ready for my future.” You will explore personal interests, abilities, talents, while applying them to academic and career goals. You will
also learn about what choices lie beyond high school such as military, vocational training and post-secondary education. Interpersonal communication, digital citizenship,
and 21st Century skills are also emphasized in this course. Upon completion of a career research project, a job shadow placement is arranged to “try on” that particular
GEMINI (BUS 131) Smart Money
Spring Semester – ½ high school/3 FLCC credits
It’s all about money. Do you dream about being rich someday? Do you have a plan for getting there? This course was designed to help you develop sound
money management skills and to create some positive behaviors that are necessary for achieving financial success and building a secure future. Let’s go make some money.
Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administration fee.
Full Year – 1 high school credit
The emphasis of this introductory course is to develop an understanding of accounting information systems for the business entity and for the individual. The basic
concepts, procedures, business documents, and financial statements are included as they relate to the accounting cycle. Analysis of business decisions is stressed
for the internal and external aspects of the business.
Fall Semester - ½ credit
Offered Alternate Years (2019-2020). Have you ever thought you might like to start your own business or work as your own boss? This course examines the small
business environment and gives students the opportunity to learn about the many risks and responsibilities of the small business owner. Units to be studied include the business plan, financial management, information management, production, and social responsibility and ethics. Hands-on computer activities are integrated throughout the course.
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Offered Alternate Years. Sports and entertainment play an important role in our modern economy. Marketing is a tool that allows the US economy to be one of the
most successful in the world. In this one-semester course you will learn about the seven key functions of marketing as they are used by the sports and entertainment
industries. Wouldn’t you like to learn why fans and companies spend billions of dollars each year on sports and entertainment?
Full Year – 1 credit
Offered Alternate Years (2018-2019). Do you see yourself as a manager in the future? This course focuses on the five basic activities of a manager and how these
activities are accomplished in a modern business organization. This course includes hands-on computer applications related to different business management activities
using spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation software.
Business & Personal Law
(Offered 2020-2021). This course is designed to give students an awareness of criminal, civil and business law. Understanding constitutional rights, trial procedures,
contracts, marriage and divorce, employment, and consumer issues, identity theft, and cyber law are just a few of the topics covered. A field trip and many guest
speakers complement the material so that students can see many different aspects of the law.
Career, Academic & Personal Development
This course is about career and financial management. You will explore the behaviors necessary to get and keep a job as well as helpful financial skills to help you with
money matters. There will be weekly speakers to discuss their jobs. Under career management you will learn about: career development, options beyond high school, the job search process, workplace regulations, career readiness skills, lifelong learning, leadership and ethics, and business communications and technological innovations.
Under financial management you will learn about: budgeting, money management, credits and loans, interest, investing, consumer options and protections, insurance,
Full Year - Non-credit
A curriculum delivered primarily to all students in English 9 and Global 9 classes. Focus is on helping students understand the importance of the Triple A’s:
Academics, Activities, and Attitude. Academic goals, study skills, stress management, and work ethic are explored. An evening parent workshop is held each Fall to provide parents an awareness of this program and future high school planning.
An integrated curriculum delivered to all students primarily through English 10 and Global 10 classes. Focus is on helping students see the connections between learning
and the world of work, and the impact of academic progress on future plans and goals. Career exploration activities include career-oriented field trips, completion of the
ACADEMIC PLANS with an interest inventory, and a half-day field trip to the Finger Lake Technical and Career Center to learn about various career fields. Parents are given the opportunity to discuss upper-level options including vocational education and college courses.
An integrated curriculum delivered to all students periodically through English 11 and US History & Government classes. Focus is on helping students become
aware of and prepare for the many options available to them after high school. Activities include preparation for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and an awareness and beginning
of the transition planning process, including college, employment and service exploration. An evening parent workshop is conducted in the winter to provide parents
with an awareness of these processes.
Full Year – Non-credit
An integrated curriculum delivered to all students periodically through English 12 and Economics/Government 12 classes. Focus is on helping students begin and
complete the necessary transition activities including a resume, letters of recommendation, college applications and financial aid, military and employment contacts.
One evening parent workshop is conducted each Fall; to discuss the college application process and financial aid processes
Career shadowing is an opportunity for Honeoye students to spend a day with a professional in the community who is employed in the career field in which the
student is interested. All students enrolled in Career Connections participate in a shadow and an individual shadow can be arranged on a needs basis with the instructor.
Semester/Full Year – ½ credit or 1 credit
The program will provide students with out of school opportunities to obtain an awareness and positive exploration of a specific occupation or occupational area.
The experience should enable the student to select the best ways to pursue and prepare to enter the field. Finally, students will gain an understanding of the
knowledge and skills required to succeed in a given career.
The ability to communicate effectively is a basic requirement for all career fields.
Prerequisite: English 8
Full Year - 1 credit
Literary study includes the elements of fiction, Greek drama, Shakespearean drama, novel, short story, and poetry. Research papers and expository writing are included in writing skills. Other components involve oral presentations, vocabulary development, spelling, and grammar. The course is designed not only to broaden the
student’s knowledge within this subject, but also to introduce students to the Regents testing format.
Prerequisite: English 9
Combines thematic and genre-oriented approaches to a variety of literature: novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction and drama. Spelling, grammar, vocabulary
development, personal reading, and oral reports are emphasized, as well. Creative writing, literary responses, critical analyses, and a research paper provide
opportunities to hone writing skills. Several writing assignments throughout the year acclimate students to the Regents testing format.
Prerequisite: English 10
The focus on English 11 is the close reading of fiction and nonfiction. Students will practice the skills of successful readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and critical
thinkers as they explore classic and contemporary American literature, informational texts, and literary nonfiction. Students will engage in the critical analysis of literature
and will be responsible for creating text- analysis and argument essays. Students will make connections between literature and history as well as current events. Through
close reading, students will create evidence-based claims and text analysis culminating in the English Common Core Regents in June.
AP English 11 - English Literature & Composition
Prerequisite: English 10 average 88% & approval of the English Department
English 11 engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen
their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and
themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing is an integral part of the AP course and exam.
Writing focuses on the critical analysis of literature and includes expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. Students are expected to take the AP English
Literature & Composition Exam in May.
Prerequisite: English 11
English 12 is intended to assist students in developing critical thinking skills in preparation for becoming productive citizens after graduation. The course
shifts away from literary analysis and allows students to hone writing skills and tailor writing projects to adapt to their post-high school pursuits. Writing tasks
cover a variety of genres and formats, encouraging expression of interests and experimentation in style and voice. Students will engage in critical reading
and thinking, focused research, reflective writing, and process-based writing.
GEMINI (ENG 101/103) English 12
Prerequisite: Seniors with a “B/85%” or better GPA, with approval from the English Department.
Full Year – 1 high school/6 FLCC credits
A partnership between FLCC and area school district, GEMINI English 12 is a concurrent enrollment partnership that allows eligible seniors to earn SUNY credit
while completing their NYS Regents graduation requirement.
In the Fall semester, English 101 will focus on the critical thinking and analytical reading skills required to write college-level essays. Students will also learn
research techniques and proper documentation form. In the spring semester, continuing the educational goals of Composition I (critical reading and thinking,
focused research, reflective writing, and process-based writing), Composition II shifts the focus to the rhetorical concerns of persuasion and argument. The course
provides students with increased practice in research, analysis, and genres of writing done throughout college as well as in the professional realm. The course
emphasizes academic research-based writing and culminates in a best-works portfolio. Course requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
LO T E Language Other Than English
Jet travel and expanded international trade and commerce have made fluency in a foreign language a prerequisite for many pursuits.
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) study includes a 3-course sequence leading to the Advanced Regents Diploma. Emphasis is on speaking, understanding, reading
and writing, with reading and writing stressed more as the sequence progresses. In addition to the study of grammar and language, the cultures of the various countries,
which speak the language, are studied. LOTE study will help the student:
* develop vocabulary
* improve ACT/SAT scores
* understand English grammar
* develop understanding and appreciation of cultural differences
* increase job prospects
* meet college entrance requirements
Grade 7 & 8
Two-year, plus LOTE Proficiency Exam – 1 credit
Beginning with the 7th grade class of 2011-12, all students must earn an overall average of 65 each year in 7th and 8th grade foreign language. They must also
pass the regional proficiency exam given at the end of their 8th grade year. Students who do not meet these requirements will be required to take and pass a minimum of
one-year foreign language in high school to satisfy New York State graduation requirements. Students in this course gain basic "Proficiency" (survival) skills in the
language, such as socializing, ordering in a restaurant, asking directions, and shopping. Listening and speaking are emphasized; reading and writing are introduced.
Exposure to the cultural context of the language studies may include activities with cooking or food, songs, role-plays, videos, model building, or other projects.
Grade 9 1 credit
Students in this course gain basic “Proficiency” (survival) skills in the language, such as socializing, ordering in a restaurant, asking directions, and shopping.
Students will learn to listen, speak, read and write in the target language at an introductory level. Exposure to the cultural context of the language studies may
include activities with cooking or food, songs, role-plays, videos, model building, or other projects.
Prerequisite: French/Spanish 1
Students in this course expand their skills from French1/Spanish 1 and gain the ability to talk about the present and past tenses. Students’ working vocabulary is
increased to include half of the checkpoint B vocabulary topics such as: daily routines, travel, professions, and leisure activities. Cultural studies focus on more
complex knowledge of food, the study of countries and discussion of current events.
Prerequisite: French/Spanish 2
This course prepares students for the Level 3 regional exam and includes extensive study of verb tenses and vocabulary of the language. Reading and writing in the
language are emphasized and practiced through activities and topics such as journal writing, children’s books, short stories, news articles and descriptions of
memories. Students continue to refine their speaking and listening skills through practice activities, presentations and skits. Students must pass both the test
and the class.
GEMINI (FRE III & IV) French 201/202
Prerequisite: French 3 - Students must pass the French III Regional Final Assessment and the course with 85% or higher and have recommendation from language teacher
FRN 201 and 202 expand on the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in the first three units of study. Emphasis is on the continued development of
French language skills through the study and discussion of authentic readings in Francophone literature and culture. Students will learn strategies to improve
reading comprehension and fundamental composition writing skills. Students at this level will also continue to develop deeper insights into Francophone culture
and to draw comparisons with their own culture. Course requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
GEMINI (FRE V & VI) French 203/204
Prerequisite: French 202 - Successful completion of GEM FRENCH 202 and teacher recommendation
GEM French 203 and 204 allow students at the intermediate level to continue their acquisition of the language and prepares them for continued study in
advanced university classes. By the end of the courses, students will be able to sustain understanding of main ideas and details over long stretches of
connected discourse. They will be able to create with the language, read a variety of texts and to write journals, summaries and reports. Activities will involve the
use of film and active classroom discussion. Oral skills will be enhanced through role-playing, extended discourse and interviews. The course is conducted
entirely in French. Course requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
GEMINI (SPN III & IV) Spanish 201/202
Prerequisite: Spanish/French 3 - Students must pass the Spanish/French III Regional Final Assessment and the course with 85% or higher and have recommendation from language teacher
SPN 201 and 202 expand on the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in the first three units of study. Emphasis is on the continued development of
Spanish language skills through the study and discussion of authentic readings in Spanish literature and culture. Students will learn strategies to improve
reading comprehension and fundamental composition writing skills. Students at this level will also continue to develop deeper insights into Spanish culture and to
draw comparisons with their own culture. Course requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
GEMINI (SPN V & VI) Spanish 203/204
Prerequisite: Spanish 202 - Successful completion of GEM Spanish 202 and teacher recommendation
GEM Spanish 203 and 204 allow students at the intermediate level to continue their acquisition of the language and prepares them for continued study in
connected discourse. They will be able to create with the language, read a variety of texts and write, journals, summaries and reports. Activities will involve the
use of film and active classroom discussion. Oral skills will be enhanced through role-playing, extended discourse and interviews. The course is conducted
entirely in Spanish. Course requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
M A T H
Today’s technology requires a broad background in math. Students are strongly encouraged to take all the math they can handle.
New York State students are required to obtain three credits in mathematics for graduation and have two types of diploma options. All students must pass the
Algebra 1 Regents Examination in order to obtain a Regents Diploma. Those students wishing to pursue an Advanced Regents Diploma must also pass the
Geometry and the Algebra 2 Regents Exams.
Algebra 1 Regents Exam
The Algebra 1 Common Core Regents Exam is the mathematics test that all students in New York State must pass in order to graduate from high school.
The test requires students to demonstrate their ability to apply facts and definitions, solve problems, and show their understanding of mathematical procedures
and problem-solving strategies. The material addressed falls into five modules: Reasoning with Equations, Linear and Exponential Relationships,
Statistics, Expressions and Equations and Quadratic Functions.
HCS mathematics department offers two options to prepare students for the Algebra 1 Regents Exam:
* 1 year of instruction: Algebra 1
* 2 years of instruction: Applications of Algebra followed by Algebra 1
The table below shows the courses needed to prepare for each Regents Exam.
1 year of Instruction
2 years of instruction
Applications of Algebra then Algebra 1
Applications of Geometry then Geometry
Algebra 2 Exam
Applications of Algebra 2 then Algebra 2
Prerequisite: Math 8 or Acceleration Program
The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Because it is built on the middle
grades standards, this is a more ambitious version of Algebra 1 than has generally been offered. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend
understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and
students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions.
Applications of Algebra
Prerequisite: Math 8
This course will cover the same curriculum as Algebra 1, but the pace of the course allows the student to have two years to prepare for the Algebra 1 Regents
Exam. This is the first part of a two-year sequence.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or instructor permission
This course will allow students to identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally. They will explore appropriate theorems of
congruence and similarity with a major emphasis on triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles. Transformational geometry and coordinate geometry will be used to
establish and verify geometric relationships. Students will investigate geometric concepts using the traditional tools of compass and straightedge as well as
dynamic geometry software. This course is meant to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics and to
provide a variety of ways for students to acquire and demonstrate mathematical reason when problem solving.
Applications of Geometry
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
This course will cover the same curriculum as Geometry, but the pace of the course allows the student to have two years to prepare for the Geometry Regents
Exam. The student may choose to enroll in Geometry after this course.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
In this course, students will study families of functions including polynomial, absolute value, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Data analysis will be extended to include measures of dispersion and the analysis of regressions that model functions studied throughout this course. Arithmetic
and geometric sequences and series will be expressed in multiple forms and evaluated. Probability theory and the normal probability distribution will be
analyzed. Right triangle trigonometry will be expanded to include the investigation of circular functions.
Applications of Algebra 2
Prerequisite: Geometry or Applications of Geometry
This course will cover the same curriculum as Algebra 2, but the pace of the course allows the student to have two years to prepare for the Algebra 2 Regents
Exam. The student may choose to enroll in Algebra 2 after this course.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 Exam
Applied Mathematics is a project-based course designed to investigate the relationship between mathematics and everyday life. Topics include
probability, cryptography, graph theory, nutrition, presidential elections, and sports statistics.
GEMINI (MAT 152) Pre-Calculus
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 & 85% or above GPA
Full Year – 1 high school/3 FLCC credits
Placement into MAT 152 (Pre Calculus) requires students to have completed Algebra 2 with an 80% overall class average, 580 or higher Math SAT score, or
24 or higher Math ACT score. This course is a continuation of the concept of functions, expanding to exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and
trigonometric functions. Topics also include matrix theory, conic sections, sequences and series, and graph theory. Moreover, the course provides a bridge
to the beginning groundwork of Calculus course. Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
Calculus (MAT 295)
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or instructor recommendation
Full Year – 1 high school/3 SUPA credits
This course covers one semester of college calculus. Students study limits and continuity, differentiation, and integration. Application is stressed.
Although incorporated within the course itself, the use of a calculator (graphing or scientific) is not allowed on any of the ten-unit exams, the midterm, nor the
final. Students taking this course should be highly motivated and committed to meeting the challenge of the course.
Students in Calculus have the opportunity to enroll in Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) to receive 4 college credits. SUPA enrolled students will be
billed in the Fall (mid-October) for tuition payment directly by Syracuse University.
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 & 83% or above GPA
The AP Statistics course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes
evident in the content, skills, and assessment in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, probability and simulation, and
statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. Students may take the national
AP Examination in Statistics (fee required) in May.
M U S I C
Music brings people together.
The 5-credit LOTE alternative is available in Music and Fine Arts.
Full Yea – 1 credit
Chorus is open to singers wishing to gain knowledge of basic elements of music including melody and rhythm. Concerts will be held both during the day for
student assemblies and in the evening and/or on non-school days for the general public. Chorus members should plan on participating in all activities of the group
and will be expected to attend one small group lesson per week in addition to daily rehearsals
GEMINI Music Theory I (MUS 100) - Music Appreciation
Semester Course – ½ high school/3 FLCC credits
This course is for the general interest student, the intent of which is to heighten the student's awareness of the place of music in our culture and enhance his or her enjoyment of the art form itself. Students will explore the history of music from early culture and musical greats through current day rock and roll music. Requires
a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
GEMINI Music Theory II (MUS 105) - Basic Musicianship
Spring Semester- ½ high school/3 FLCC credits
Students will study scales, intervals, key signatures, meters, rhythmic reading and chords. Students will learn basic music reading and composition skills as well as basic keyboard skills, scales, intervals and chord construction. Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee
Prerequisite: Audition -
The Concert Band is a select group of musicians who have passed a placement audition on their instruments. Students in Concert Band will be expected to practice
their instrument to maintain and improve their level of skill. Concerts will be held both during the day for student assemblies and in the evening and /or on
non-school days for the general public. Concert Band members should plan on participating in all activities of the group and will be expected to attend one small
group lesson per week. Class meets 5 periods per week plus one small group lesson every week.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH
A safe, healthy life requires one to make positive choices. One of those positive choices is regular participation in physical activity, with physical fitness as the goal. This is crucial for one’s mental well-being, as well as physical health.
Full Year – ½ credit
Physical Education offers a wide range of team and individual sport experiences, in addition to opportunities associated with fitness/wellness. Students will
work to improve their skills, knowledge and fitness, while striving to reach their personal potential. Through their participation in these various topics, students will be exposed to activities that help them become better prepared to make healthy choices throughout their lives. Classes are co-educational and meet on alternate days
for 40 minutes. All students must successfully pass four years (earn two credits) of Physical Education for graduation
Grade 10, 11 or 12
Semester Course – ½ credit
Health focuses on an individual’s physical and emotional components as well as relationships with others. Subject areas in the course are: basic anatomy and
physiology, drug use and abuse, family life, diseases and disorders, first aid and safety, mental health and human growth and development. In addition,
study in communication skills, decision-making processes, self-awareness, and values clarification are included in the course. Health is usually taken in Grade 10,
11 or 12 and is required for graduation.
S C I E N C E
Science along with math are necessary tools we carry into our complex technical society
Living Environment & Lab
Prerequisite: Science 8 or Acceleration Program
This course is based on major themes and concepts in Biology such as Unity and Diversity, Animal and Plant Maintenance, Human Physiology, Reproduction,
Growth and Development, Genetics, and Constancy and Change. Plant and animal life are compared on a molecular, biochemical and cellular level.
Decision-making skills, thinking skills and cooperative learning skills will be emphasized. In addition, alternate forms of assessment such as projects, creative
writing, research papers and student designed laboratory investigations will be used. Students must successfully complete and document 1200 minutes of lab work
to be eligible to take the Regents exam.
Earth Science & Lab
Prerequisite: Science 8
This course introduces students to astronomy, geology, and meteorology. Learning is accomplished through interactive participation both in class and
laboratory investigations. Students must successfully complete and document 1200 minutes of lab work to be eligible to take the Regents Exam. This course may
help prepare students for the other Regents science courses: Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics.
Chemistry & Lab
Prerequisite: Living Environment & Algebra 1
This course emphasizes discussion of matter and energy relationships, atomic structure and bonding between atoms. The students will also study the
periodic relationship of the elements, and stoichiometric chemistry (algebraic relationships). There will be a strong emphasis on laboratory experiences
related to classroom discussions. Students must successfully complete and document 1200 minutes of lab work to be eligible to take the Regents exam.
Physics & Lab
Prerequisite: Living Environment/Algebra 1 & enrolled or completed Algebra 2
This course is the study of motion and forces, electromagnetism, wave phenomenon, and modern physics. Considerable emphasis is placed on problem solving
and lab work that is directly related to class discussions. Students must successfully complete and document 1200 minutes of lab work to be eligible to take the
Integrated Physical Science
Prerequisite: Science Competency
Offered Alternate Years (2020-2021) The Integrated Physical Science course is a locally developed science course with a concentration in chemistry and physics.
This course was designed to help the non-science major fulfill the science requirements in a meaningful and relevant way. The course is hands-on and relates
science principles to everyday life. The course can be used as a third science course to complete the requirements for graduation. This course is not recommended
for students planning to major in science, engineering or medicine in college. The course meets New York State Standards 1, 2, 6 and 7. Students engage in
1200 minutes of hands-on activities. A separate laboratory period is not required.
Integrated Life Science
Offered Alternate Years (2019-2020). This course is intended to be a third year of science. Main topics include physical, chemical and biological issues
dealing with energy, water, atmosphere, land usage, wildlife and human environmental impacts. This course will be activity based and include labs, field trips,
and research projects. The Fall semester will cover soils and forest ecology. The Spring semester focuses on aquatic biology. This course is not recommended
for students planning to major in science, engineering or medicine in college. Students engage in 1,200 minutes of hands-on activities. A separate lab period
is not required.
GEMINI (BIO 121/122) Biology
Prerequisite: Completion of Living Environment, GPA of 85 or above & enrollment in Regents Science or permission of instructor
Full Year – 1 high school/8 FLCC credits
Offered alternate years (2020-2021). First semester topics include the basic principles of biology, biochemistry, cells, heredity, molecular genetics, and
evolutionary biology. The second semester will emphasize a study of the diversity of organisms, anatomy and physiology as well as ecology. Students will be
involved in developing research and experimentation. There will be a lab class two periods per week, but lab work may require additional time outside of
the school day. Additionally, the class may include field trips. *Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee
GEMINI (CHEM 121) Chemistry
Prerequisite: Completion of Regents Chemistry, GPA of 85 or above & completion or enrollment in the Regents Science Program or permission of instructor
Full Year – 1 high school/4 FLCC credits
Offered alternate years (2019-2020). This is the first semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students in science or engineering. Topics include
a review of problem solving using dimensional analysis, significant figures and graphing. Atomic structure, elements, ionic and molecular compounds,
chemical equations, chemical stoichiometry, and gas laws are studied in more detail. Organic molecules and thermodynamic principles are introduced.
CHM 102 or 85 on NYS Regents Chemistry is recommended or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: MAT 145 with a C or better or placement into Math
Level 3 or higher. For high school, students have successfully completed Algebra 2/Trig. It is recommended that students actually have pre-calculus completed.
*Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
GEMINI (PHY 118/119) Physics
Prerequisite: Algebra 1&2/Trig & GPA of 85 or above, enrollment in or completion of Regents Science or permission of instructor
Full Year – 1 high school/8 FLCC credits
PHY 118 is an algebra and trigonometry based introductory Physics course. Topics include traditional mechanics and mechanical energy. This course ends
with the midterm in January.
PHY 119 continues with electricity and wave phenomenon.
Courses PHY 118 and 119 require a fee for tuition and or the AP exam.
If Advanced Physics is the students first physics course, then he or she must take the New York State Regents Physics Exam in June. Admittance to the
Regents exam requires 1200 minutes of documented hands-on lab activities. The labs required by FLCC will fulfill this requirement.
Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
Advanced Earth Science (SCI 151/SCI 171)
Prerequisite: GPA of 85 or above, or permission of instructor & enrollment or completion of Regent Sciences.
Full Year (Offered 2020-2021) – 1 high school/6 FLCC credits
Offered alternate years. This class combines two FLCC courses:
Gemini Intro to Astronomy (SCI 151) – This course will be offered in the Fall. It is a survey of stars and their systems including our solar system. This
course will cover the origin and life cycles of stars, the study of the motions and characteristics of the planets, and general structure of the solar system as observed
at the present time.
Gemini Meteorology (SCI 171) – This course is a survey of the atmosphere including; Insolation, the global energy cycle, the roles of water, organization
of the atmosphere, weather phenomena, and climate. Requires a $5.00 per credit FLCC administrative fee.
“The aim of the historian, then, is to know the elements of the present by understanding what came into the present from the past, for the present is simply the developing past . . . The goal of the historian is the living present.”
Global History & Geography
This is a two-year course leading to the state assessment.
Global History & Geography I
Prerequisite: History 8
The students will develop an awareness and understanding of the diverse cultures that have contributed to the development of our modern world. This course
focuses on the interdependent connections between history and geography, economic systems across regions and societies throughout time, and the unique origins
of the political, religious and social value systems of human civilization.
Global History & Geography II
Prerequisite: Global History & Geography 1
The timeline of events begins with the Age of Revolution and ends with current events and issues of today. A culminating unit covers issues of global concern
such as international terrorism, global warming, nuclear weapons limitation, etc. As a requirement for graduation, all students must pass the New York State
Regents Examination in Global History and Geography that will be based on issues and topics that were taught in Global History and Geography I and II,
with an emphasis on content from Global History and Geography II.
US History & Government 1 credit
Prerequisite: Global History & Geography II
This course is a chronological survey of the United States history in general. The emphasis will be on the United States as a developing and fully developed nation.
The biggest change is from topical discovery to chronological investigation. All students must pass the NYS Regents Examination in US History and Government
as a requirement for graduation.
GEMINI US History
Prerequisite: Global History & Geography II, cumulative average 85% or above
Full Year – 1 credit/6 FLCC credits
United States History I (3 credit hours)- This course begins the exploration of the social, political, intellectual and cultural development of America from 1500 to
1877, covering such topics as the first European settlements, the American Revolution, Age of Jefferson, Westward Expansion, Slavery and the Old South, the Civil
War and Reconstruction. One semester - September through January. Requires a $5.00 per credit hour FLCC administrative fee.
United States History II (3 credit hours)- This course, the second half of the history of the United States sequence, continues the exploration of the social,
political, intellectual and cultural development of America from 1865 to the present, covering such topics as industrialization, the Progressive era, the Great
Depression and the New Deal, World War II and America’s rise as a world power, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, Watergate, the Reagan
presidency and the post-9/11 War on Terror. One semester - January through June. Requires a $5.00 per credit hour FLCC administrative fee.
All students must pass the NYS Regents examination in US History and Government as required for graduation.
Students may take the national AP Examination in US History (fee required) in May.
GEMINI (SOC 100) Intro to Sociology
Prerequisite: Global History & Geography II, US History & Government,
cumulative average of 85% or above
Grade 11 or 12
Fall Semester – ½ high school/3 FLCC credits
This course includes topics descriptive of the scope and methods of sociology; interaction and the social nature of humans, human groupings, collective
behavior and institutions and social change.
Requires a $5.00 per credit hour FLCC administrative fee.
Prerequisite: Global History & Geography II, US History
Semester Course – ½ credit
This course will emphasize economics and economic decision-making. The course will include the basic economic concepts and understandings which all
persons will need to function effectively and intelligently as citizens and participants in the economy of the U.S. and the world. This course is a
Participation in Government
This course is designed to help students develop political skills. These skills will enable them to understand public issues and policies and to apply this
understanding to real life situations. Traditional instruction will be augmented by field trips, guest lecturers, internships and hands-on research projects.
Participation in Government or SUPA Public Affairs 101 is a requirement for graduation.
SUPA (PAF 102) Public Affairs
Fall Semester – ½ high school/3 SUPA credits
Public Affairs 101, Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy, is designed to provide students with basic research, communication, and decision-making skills
used in public policy analysis. In addition, students are required to read and analyze articles on local, state, and international public policy issues. The
instructor determines which public policy issues are chosen for study throughout the semester. The content coverage of the course, while important, is secondary
to the development of a range of applied social science skills that will help the student make more informed choices as a citizen, worker, and consumer.
Students enrolled in SUPA courses will be billed for tuition directly by Syracuse University. Participation in Government or SUPA Public Affairs 101 is a
requirement for graduation.
Fee: $115 per credit hour.
SUPA (PSY 205) Psychology 205
Prerequisite: Global History & Geography II, US History & Government, cumulative average of 85% or above
Spring Semester – ½ high school/3 SUPA credits
Psychology 205 is an introductory psychology course offered through the Syracuse University Project Advance. The course provides instruction in the
fundamental topics in psychology in addition to providing a degree of freedom for students to pursue individual topics of interest. The primary goals of the
course are to: 1) Provide students with information regarding major areas of psychology such as learning, memory, cognition, development, personality, and
social psychology; 2) Teach students the basic principles, concepts, and research findings in psychology: 3) Acquaint students with psychological research methods
and procedures; 4) Develop students’ oral and written communication of psychological knowledge and provide students with opportunities to discuss current
topics, events, real life experiences, and applications of psychological theories and research; 5) Help students learn the organizational and study skills
important to succeed in college courses. Students enrolled in SUPA courses will be billed for tuition directly by Syracuse University.
Fee: $115 per credit hour
The Technology offerings at Honeoye Central are designed to provide students with three options for completing their NYS graduation requirements. A core
of eight courses have been designed to give the technology students a broad range of study including construction principles, architecture, product
design and engineering technology. Sequences can also be elected in two concentrations featuring; Architecture and Product Design & Manufacturing.
A 5-credit LOTE alternative is available through the completion of all technology courses, plus Career Connections and Smart Money (through the
Full Technology Major
Design Drawing 1 & 2
Product Design & Engineering *
Construction Engineering *
*Indicates prior course requirements
Product Design and Manufacturing Minor
Design Drawing for Production 1 & 2 (A foundation course required for all sequences)
Prerequisite: None -
2 Semesters - ½ credit each semester
DDP includes two one-semester courses for a full year study in the mechanics of drawing for understanding and idea development. Students use computers to
develop 2D and 3D objects when creating drawings and models for interior space and products. Impressive three-dimensional modeling software is used at school
and is available for home use for no charge. Students will use and share models with designers and design firms all over the world. Students must successfully
pass DDP1 to continue in DDP2.
Spring Semester – ½ credit
This course is designed to study and examine how we generate and use energy and power in today’s world. The generation of electricity via alternative methods
such as water, wind, solar and chemical conversion will be explored. Energy and power consumption are constants in today’s technical society and therefore,
valuable to understand.
This course is a study of the organization of the production system as well as the techniques used to control its operation. Topics covered include production
planning, facilities layout, inventory control, quality assurance, work measurement, job sequencing, and process flow.
Fall Semester – ½ credit
The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of traditional methods of materials processing used in product manufacturing. Plastics, metals,
composites, wood, and alloys that are commonly used in manufacturing and construction will be examined. The processes by which these materials are introduced
into manufacturing and the processes used to form them will be analyzed and examined. Students will demonstrate the processing and techniques to complete
hands-on based projects.
This course will explore the basic construction of a single-family residence from the ground up and emphasizes construction methods, equipment used, structural
design theory, materials and terminology. Remodeling, landscape, and orientation to the land will be examined as well. Methods of computer design and
traditional plan development will be emphasized. Students will demonstrate understanding by constructing a model home as a prototype.
Product Design & Engineering (Capstone Course upon completion of sequence)
Prerequisite: DDP/Materials Processing or Manufacturing-
Product Design engineering is a combination of two traditionally separate fields each with its own strength: engineering with its scientific material and
manufacturing knowledge and industrial design with its human centered approach to design.This course examines the process by which products are designed
and brought to the marketplace and will include examining the history and evolution of many products. Using computer modeling and traditional
manufacturing processes we will develop new product designs. Models will be constructed for presentations and evaluation.
Construction Engineering (Capstone Course upon completion of sequence)
Prerequisite: DDP & Residential Structures
Construction Engineering covers the planning elements necessary before and during a construction project. Topics are discussed as separate and interrelated
subjects in order to demonstrate the need for manpower, materials, and equipment coordination. The importance of good planning of projected job costs and
profits is emphasized. The course covers the basic skills and knowledge necessary to function as a construction project management professional.
TECHNICAL & CAREER EDUCATION
The Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center (FLTCC), located in Flint, offers vocational courses to Honeoye’s Juniors and Seniors. All vocational courses
teach students the technical and non-technical skills needed in the workplace. Many students select technical programs because they desire a career immediately
after high school and wish to gain employability by learning and developing a marketable skill. Other TCC students plan to continue post-secondary education
at a technical or community college.
Students request Technical & Career programs before the Spring of their Sophomore year. Most TCC programs are two-year programs. Juniors attend TCC
programs after lunch and arrive back at Honeoye at approximately 3:15 pm. Seniors attend programs in the morning and return to Honeoye in the afternoon. Usually,
4 credits per year are awarded.
Criteria for acceptance into Technical and Career Center programs include: