Courses

 

Adult High School classes are offered in both a Traditional Class setting, a computer-assisted lab setting, and through distance learning courses.

Traditional Classes located at Central Campus only.

Computer-assisted Labs and distance learning located at Central and Harris Campuses.

Class Locations:

Central CampusHarris Campus
1201 Elizabeth Ave.,
Charlotte NC
Kratt Building Room 204

3210 CPCC West Campus Dr.,
Charlotte NC
Room 2239

Courses

    The courses listed below have been endorsed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. Based on a review of the individual's transcript, a student will be advised about the appropriate course(s) to take. Successful completion of selected course(s) will result in obtaining a diploma from Charlotte- Mecklenburg Board of Education through CPCC.

    HSD 6002

    English I- This course is designed to give students a close look at the elements of literature and com position, while also developing vocabulary, spelling, grammar, speaking, and listening skills. Several genres will be studied including short stories, plays, novels, and epic poems.

    HSD 6003

    English II- This course introduces literary global perspectives focusing on literature from the Americas (Caribbean, Central, South, and North), Africa,

    Eastern Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. Influential

    U.S. documents and a Shakespearean play should be included.

    HSD 6004

    English III- This course is an in-depth study of U.S. literature and U.S. literary

    nonfiction especially foundational works and documents from the 17

    the century through the early 20th century. At least one Shakespearean play should be included.

    HSD 6005

    English IV- This course completes the global perspective initiated in English II.     Though its focus is on European (Western, Southern, Northern) literature, this course includes important U.S. documents and literature (texts influenced by European philosophy or action). At least one Shakespearean play should be included.

    HSD 6008*

    You & The Law- This course introduces a few of the many areas in which the law operates, providing students with some ideas of the countless ways in which the law may affect their everyday lives. Students will be able to describe applicable categories of North Carolina statutes, know how to explain different applications of legal terminology, summarize how laws are established, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various types of sentencing, and differentiate divisions of the court.

    HSD 6012

    Math I- The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in

    part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.

    HSD 6013

    Math II- The focus of Math II is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I as organized into 6 critical areas,

    or units.

    HSD 6014

    Math III- The focus in Math III is to help students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses, with content grouped into four critical areas, organized into units. They apply methods from probability and statistics; expand their repertoire of functions

    to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions; expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles; and bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.

    HSD 6015*

    Study Skills- This course will help students to study more effectively.   Students will learn interpersonal communication techniques, listening and problem-solving skills.

    HSD 6021

    US History I- This course covers the history of the United States from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War. A survey of U.S. History to the post-Civil War period. The course focuses on the geographical, intellectual, political, economic and cultural development of the American people, and places U.S. events in the context of world politics.

    HSD 6022

    US History II- Upon completion of this course, students should be able to interpret major events occurring in American History from 1865 to the present, including changes in social, economic, political, and foreign policy. Topics will include the Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, Industrial Development, The Great Depression, World Wars I & II, and events of the Cold War and Post-Cold War periods.

    HSD 6023

    Government & Economics- This course is designed to give students a basic overview of critical issues related to government and economics. The study of government emphasizes the United States Constitution as it relates to the structure of our national government and to the rights of individuals in our society. The study of economics involves a discussion of key economic systems and their influences on public issues. Application of these concepts to current events and practical situations is emphasized throughout the course.

    HSD 6024*

    World Cultures- This course is a topical review of civilization's beginning in the Mesopotamian basin to an analysis of the political and economic climate fostering the democratization of the world in the modern era. Students should be able to develop an appreciation for the cultural differences and similarities of the peoples of the world as they relate to evolving economic, religious, social, and political customs.

    HSD 6025

    World History- The focus of this course is the study of the historical development of people, places, and patterns of life from ancient times until 1500 AD. Students will use skills of historical and geographical analysis to explore the early history of the world.

    HSD 6032

    Physical Science- This course introduces the basic laws and principles of chemistry and physics. Topics include the scientific method, motion, energy, machines, and the nature of matter, atomic structure the chemical bonds, waves, light, sound, and electricity. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic physical science concepts.

    HSD 6033

    Biology- This course is a basic study of biological concepts and principles of biology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science, cell structure and function, chemical and physical basis of life, diversity and classification of living things, genetic inheritance, human anatomy and physiology, including the influence of human activity on the environment.

    HSD 6038

    Earth Science- This course introduces the principles of environmental science. Topics include ecosystems, populations, communities, and interconnections of living organisms, conservation, and effects of human activity on the environment, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and energy flow. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic ecological concepts.

    HSD 6040

    Algebra I- Upon completion of this course, students should be able to solve problems using the symbolism of algebra. They will be able to solve first degree equations, recognize and graph linear equations, solve systems of two equations, manipulate literal equations, recognize and use properties of real numbers, simplify expressions containing exponents, multiply polynomials, and factor polynomials.

    HSD 6042

    Algebra II- Upon completion of this course, students should be able to solve first degree equations and inequalities in one variable, solve a system of two equations in two variables both graphically and algebraically, graph first degree inequalities in one variable, factor quadratics. Students will be able to simplify second and third order radicals, simplify expressions involving integer or other rational exponents, solve second order radical equations, solve quadratic equations having real roots (by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula), and utilize a scientific calculator to evaluate powers or roots and rearrange formulas.

    HSD 6044

    Geometry- This course stresses plane geometry with brief coverage of trigonometry and solid geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to do simple proofs, solve problems relating to triangle congruence and similarity, and do the basic geometric constructions. Students will be able to use a scientific calculator or table to evaluate a trigonometric function or find the missing angle, find the missing parts of a right triangle by trigonometry (including use of a scientific calculator), find perimeter/area/volume of certain geometric figures, and work with parallel lines.

    HSD 6066*

    Oral Communications- This course is an introduction to basic oral communications. Covered in the course are oral communications tools, topics and speech delivery. Upon completion of this course, students will display an increased confidence in oral and interpersonal communications. Students will be able to evaluate other speakers and assess the importance of verbal and non-verbal communications in various settings.

    HSD 6068*

    Computer Literacy I- This course provides a brief overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of the personal computers and software applications for personal use as well as the work environment. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate basic computer skills, using Microsoft Office Professional Applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Students will also have a working knowledge of the Internet, and be able to successfully navigate the World Wide Web.

    HSD 6072*

    Career Planning- This course is designed to help students make good choices when planning their future career.   Career exploration, goal setting, resume writing and strengthening interviewing skills are included in the curriculum.

    HSD 6074*

    Psychology- This course focuses on individual behavior and why an individual thinks, feels, and reacts to certain stimuli. Major

    emphases will be placed on research methods, stages in childhood and adolescence, how the brain works, altered states

    of consciousness, psychological testing, and psychological disorders.

    HSD 6075*

    Errors in Reasoning- Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify three types of errors people make in solving problems. Students will learn to verbalize a systematic problem-solving process and apply the process to different problems. Each student will learn to observe and use all available facts to solve problems. These skills build confidence in problem-solving.

    HSD 6077*

    Unlocking the Printed Page- Upon completion of this course, students will be more confident with a variety of reading material. Students will learn the appropriate reading strategies for English, history, math, and science materials as well as short stories and essays. Emphasis will be placed on building students' vocabulary through context clues, identifying relationships, and dictionary skills.

    HSD 6078*

    Creative Writing- This course is designed to offer students the experience of four different genres in literature; autobiography, the short story, poetry, and playwrights. Along the way students will learn various literary terms and create a portfolio of their own works in these specific genres for a final grade. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge of genre components, comprehension, and creative enthusiasm and participation.

    HSD 6085

    Health- This course presents students with a clear look at the health issues facing humanity today. Students begin by evaluating their own level of health and move into areas of health risks, nutritional needs, exercise, drugs, self-care, environment, and safety. In this course students learn to take charge of their own health by practicing preventative health habits.