Overview

Students will be in an environment which focuses on engagement, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and inquiry.  Throughout their time at Nesbitt Discovery Academy, students will be immersed in project-based learning, allowing them to possibly develop solutions to "real-world" problems.  In addition, they will have the opportunity to establish partnerships/relationships with local businesses/industries and local colleges/universities.  
 
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TYPICAL COURSES BY GRADE LEVEL:

9th Grade Core Courses 
English I Honors
Math I Honors or Math II Honors
Earth Science Honors
American History I Honors
PLTW-Introduction to Engineering
Success & Study Skills (ACA 115)
Intro to Computers (CIS 110)
Physical Education/Health (PED 211)
1 Elective Credit
 
10th Grade Core Courses
English II Honors
Math II Honors or Math III Honors
Biology Honors
Chemistry Honors
American History II Honors
PLTW-Principles of Engineering
2 Elective Credits
 
11th Grade Core Courses 
English III Honors or ENG 111/112
Math III Honors or Advanced Level Math
American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics Honors
Advanced Level PLTW course (CIM, CEA, ES)
4 Elective Credits

12th Grade Core Courses
English IV Honors or ENG 232/241
Advanced Level Math
Honors World History or HIS 111/112
Capstone PLTW-Engineering Design and Development
4 Elective Credits

The following elective choices are offered on our campus and are a combination of college credit courses, PLTW Engineering courses, additional Math/Science courses and Spanish: 

Advanced Level Math Options/Electives:
MAT 171 Precalculus: Algebra (Prereq: Math III and AB Tech placement test)
MAT 172: Precal: Trigonometry (Prereq: MAT 171 or AB Tech placement test)
MAT 271: Calculus I (Prereq: MAT 172)
MAT 272: Calculus II (Prereq: MAT 271)
MAT 152: Statistical Methods 1 (Prereq: Math III and AB Tech placement test)

AP Computer Science Principles (Prereq: Math 1)
AP Computer Science (10th-12th Grades, Prereq: Java 1)
Java 1 Honors (10th-12th Grades)
Physics Honors (11th-12th Grades)
AP Physics (11th-12th Grades, Prereq: Physics H)
BIO 111 General Biology (11th and 12th Grades)
BIO 112 General Biology II (11th and 12th Grades)
CIS 110 Intro to Computers (All Grade Levels)

PSY 150 General Psychology (10th-12th Grades)
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology  (10th-12th Grades)
MUS 110 Music Appreciation (All Grade Levels)
ART 111 Art Appreciation (All Grade Levels)
PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Prereq: IED and POE)
PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (Prereq: IED and POE)
PLTW Environmental Sustainability (Prereq: IED and POE)
Aerospace Engineering through NCSSM (10th-12th Grades, Prereq: Math III)
Career Management
Principles of Wellness and Human Performance Honors (Prereq: PE/Health)
Spanish I (10th-12th grade)
Spanish II (Prereq: Spanish I)
SPA 211 Elementary Spanish I (Prereq: Spanish II and AB Tech placement test)

College Course Policies:

Course Grades

Students must earn a C or higher in order to earn college credit for a course.   A grade of D in a college course will earn high school elective credit only. Please also refer to A-B Tech’s Grading System.  

Course Withdrawals

Students will not be allowed to drop any college courses until they have met with the school counselor. Unless the withdrawal occurs within the first 10 days of school, students who withdraw from a college course will receive an “F” for that course on their high school transcript. The failing grade will be removed from the high school transcript when the student retakes the course and makes a passing mark.

If withdrawing from a course will leave a student with fewer than three courses, he or she will be assigned to a mandatory Success Lab each day for the remainder of the semester.