Course Catalog

CVA offers courses during the Fall, Spring and Summer Terms. One-Credit courses are offered in 3-ways: Full-credit (Y, 1.0 credit); First Half (A, 0.5 credit); Second Half (B, 0.5 credit). This is to accommodate the various school schedules throughout the Cobb County School District. Health, Personal Fitness, Economics, Government are only offered as Half-Credit (0.5 credit) courses.

Courses taken above and beyond the state-funded school schedule, including all summer term courses, have a tuition cost of $275 per half-credit.

All CVA courses meet NCAA eligibility requirements.

The names and descriptions of each course offered by CVA are found below. Click on the course name for course description and numbers. The listed course numbers are unique to CVA online courses.

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Click on the following link to review terms in which courses will be offered:  CVA COURSE OFFERINGS 2017-2018

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English Language Arts

CVA ELA Parallel Reading List

9th Grade Literature & Composition ReadSpeaker icon

23.3610096 (A) 23.3610097 (B) 23.3610099 (Y) A college prep class which integrates composition, grammar and literature. It covers the writing process: The development of vocabulary, speaking, listening and researching skills will also be included. Syllabus

10th Grade Literature & Composition ReadSpeaker icon

23.3620096 (A) 23.3620097 (B) 23.3620099 (Y) A college prep course which has a balance of literary genres, essay development and grammar. The development of vocabulary, speaking, listening and research skills will be included. Syllabus

American Literature & Composition ReadSpeaker icon

23.3510096 (A) 23.3510097 (B) 23.3510099 (Y) A college prep class which surveys American works and authors and will provide writing experiences related to the interpretation of literature. Grammar, vocabulary development, listening, speaking and research will also be included. Syllabus

Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition

23.3510092 (A) 23.3510093 (B) 23.3510095 (Y) This course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in English Literature, through which students are engaged in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts. Syllabus

British (English) Literature & Composition ReadSpeaker icon

23.3520096 (A) 23.3520097 (B) 23.3520099 (Y) A college prep course which surveys British works and authors and provides writing experiences related to the interpretations of literature. Grammar, vocabulary development, listening, speaking and research will also be included. Syllabus

Multicultural Literature & Composition ReadSpeaker icon

23.3670096 (A) 23.3670097 (B) 23.3670099 (Y) This course focuses on world literature by and about people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Students explore themes of linguistic and cultural diversity by comparing, contrasting, analyzing, and critiquing writing styles and universal themes. Syllabus

World Literature & Composition ReadSpeaker icon

23.3630008 (A) 23.3630009 (B) 23.3630011 (Y) A college prep course which surveys the words of the early literature of the world through the present day. Skills in literary analysis and critical thinking are stressed. Literary terms, vocabulary study, composition techniques and parallel readings will be incorporated. Syllabus

Mathematics

GSE Algebra I

27.3990096 (A) 27.3990097 (B) 27.3990099 (Y) The first course in a sequence of three required high school mathematics courses designed to ensure that students are college and career ready. The course represents a discrete study of algebra with correlated statistical applications. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Syllabus

GSE Geometry

27.3991096 (A) 27.3991097 (B) 27.3991099 (Y) The second course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of geometry with correlated statistics applications. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Syllabus

GSE Geometry (Honors)

27.3991030 (A) 27.3991031 (B) 27.3991033 (Y) The second course in a sequence of three required high school courses. The honors course is more challenging than standard courses and provides multiple opportunities for students to take greater responsibility for their learning. Geometry Honors builds on algebra knowledge while also preparing you for future math courses. It teaches you to think logically, problem solve, and use critical thinking skills in real life situations. Syllabus

GSE Algebra II

27.3992096 (A) 27.3992097 (B) 27.3992099 (Y) The culminating course in a sequence of three high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. It is designed to prepare students for fourth course options relevant to their career pursuits. Syllabus

GSE Algebra II (Honors) - Starting Fall 2017

27.3992074 (A) 27.3992075 (B) 27.3992077 (Y) The culminating course in a sequence of three required high school courses. The honors course is more challenging than standard courses and provides multiple opportunities for students to take greater responsibility for their learning. It is in Honors Algebra II that students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses. It teaches you to think logically, problem solve, and use critical thinking skills in real life situations. Syllabus

GSE Accelerated Algebra I/Geometry A

27.3994096 (A) 27.3994097 (B) 27.3994099 (Y)* The first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure that students are prepared to take higher-level mathematics courses during their high school career. The fundamental purpose of Accelerated Algebra I/Geometry A 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 functions by comparing and contrasting linear, quadratic, and exponential phenomena. *Please Note - middle school students taking this courses during the fall or spring term will have a slightly different course number. Syllabus

GSE Accelerated Geometry B/Algebra II

27.3995030 (A) 27.3995031 (B) 27.3995035 (Y)* The second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure that students are prepared to take higher-level mathematics courses during their high school career. Students continue to work with geometry concepts as the work with circles and theorems related to them. The students then move onto applying the geometric concepts they have previously learned in the coordinate plane in finding distances and writing equations of circles. They then build upon the probability concepts they learned in middle school. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include quadratic (with complex solutions), polynomial, rational, and radical functions. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions to create models and solve contextual problems. *Please Note - middle school students taking this courses during the fall or spring term will have a slightly different course number. Syllabus

GSE Pre-Calculus

27.3974096 (A) 27.3974097 (B) 27.3974099 (Y) Section A only in Fall 2016. Section B and Y begin in Spring 2017. GSE Pre-Calculus is a fourth math course designed to prepare students for a more intense study of mathematics that include calculus or other college level math courses. The critical areas organized into eight units delve deeper into content from previous courses. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Syllabus

GSE Accelerated Pre-Calculus - Starting Summer 2017

27.3977096 (A) 27.3977097 (B) 27.3977099 (Y) Accelerated Pre-Calculus is the third in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure that students are prepared to take higher‐level mathematics courses during their high school career, including Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, and Advanced Placement Statistics. It focuses on standards to prepare students for a more intense study of mathematics. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Syllabus

Health and Personal Fitness

Health

17.3110098 This course provides a direct and factual approach to health education that is practical, personal, and positive. Health topics include safety, drug education, nutrition, personal health, growth and development building self-esteem and relationship skills. By acquiring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to a healthful life, students learn to take responsibilities for their own health. Syllabus

PLEASE NOTE: CVA Health does NOT include the Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) training required for obtaining a driver's license. Students that take CVA Health are eligible to take the Online ADAP program offered for free by the State of Georgia.

Personal Fitness

36.3510098 Video Overview of Personal Fitness

How Does CVA Personal Fitness Work? Infographic

This course is designed to help students understand why exercise and fitness are important in developing a healthy and active lifestyle. The course emphasizes successful strategies for maintaining good cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and body composition. It will follow a conceptual approach dealing with the following topics: the nature of fitness, assessing individual fitness, developing and maintaining a life-long fitness program, and developing an appreciation for efficient movement by viewing it as both an art and a science. Fitness progress and assessments will be made utilizing POLAR Heart Rate Monitor technology to determine cardiovascular fitness levels and their relation to the individuals target heart rate zone. Syllabus

PLEASE NOTE: CVA Personal Fitness does NOT include the Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) training required for obtaining a driver's license. Students that take CVA Personal Fitness are eligible to take the Online ADAP program offered for free by the State of Georgia.

Science

Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science

26.3620092 (A) 26.3620093 (B) 26.3620095 (Y) The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science, through which students engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course requires that students identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental Science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.

Anatomy and Physiology

26.3730096 (A) 26.3730097 (B) 26.3730099 (Y) Anatomy and Physiology integrates the study of the structures and functions of the human body. However, rather than focusing on distinct anatomical and physiological systems (respiratory, nervous, etc.) instruction is focused on the essential requirements for life. Areas of study include organization of the body; protection, support and movement; providing internal coordination and regulation; processing and transporting; and reproduction, growth and development. Chemistry is integrated throughout the course. Whenever possible, careers related to medicine, research, health-care and modern medical technology is emphasized throughout the curriculum. Case studies concerning diseases, disorders and ailments (i.e. real-life applications) are used throughout the course. Syllabus

Anatomy and Physiology (Honors)

26.3730074 (A) 26.3730075 (B) 26.3730077 (Y) Honors Anatomy and Physiology integrates the study of the structures and functions of the human body. However, rather than focusing on distinct anatomical and physiological systems (respiratory, nervous, etc.) instruction is focused on the essential requirements for life. Areas of study include organization of the body; protection, support and movement; providing internal coordination and regulation; processing and transporting; and reproduction, growth and development. Chemistry is integrated throughout the course. Whenever possible, careers related to medicine, research, health-care and modern medical technology is emphasized throughout the curriculum. Case studies concerning diseases, disorders and ailments (i.e. real-life applications) are used throughout the course. Students taking the Honors course will study topics that increase the depth and scope of their study of the structures and function of the human body. Syllabus

Astronomy

40.3210096 (A) 40.3210097 (B) 40.3210099 (Y) The study of the matter and energy beyond the earth's atmosphere and the relationship between the earth and that matter and energy. Topics include the structure and origin of planets and planetesimals, stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters, dark matter, the edge of the universe, and the energy of the universe. Syllabus

Biology

26.3120096 (A) 26.3120097 (B) 26.3120099 (Y) A recommended course in which the students will learn and understand biological functions and systems on the molecular, cellular, systemic, and environmental levels. Students will also be able to implement applications of biological processes to everyday situations. Syllabus

Biology (Honors)

26.3120030 (A) 26.3120031 (B) 26.3120033 (Y) A course in which the students will learn and understand biological functions and systems on the molecular, cellular, systemic, and environmental levels. Students will also be able to implement applications of biological processes to everyday situations. Students taking the Honors course will study topics that increase the depth and scope of their study of the ideas and concepts of the topics contained in the course. Syllabus

Environmental Science

26.3611096 (A) 26.3611097 (B) 26.3611099 (Y) This course integrates the study of many components of our environment, including the human impact on our planet. Instruction should focus on student data collection and analysis. Some concepts are global; in those cases, interpretation of global data sets from scientific sources is strongly recommended. It would be appropriate to utilize resources on the Internet for global data sets and interactive models. Chemistry, physics, mathematical, and technological concepts should be integrated throughout the course. Syllabus

Forensic Science - Starting Fall 2017

40.3930096 (A) 40.3930097 (B) 40.3930099 (Y) In this course students will learn the scientific protocols for analyzing a crime scene, how to use chemical and physical separation methods to isolate and identify materials, how to analyze biological evidence and the criminal use of tools, including impressions from firearms, tool marks, arson, and explosive evidence. Syllabus Coming Soon

Physical Science

40.3110096 (A) 40.3110097 (B) 40.3110099 (Y)* A course designed to give the student a basic introduction to the nature of chemistry and physics. Concepts are reinforced by appropriate laboratory activities, mathematical solutions, historical perspectives and everyday technological applications. *Please Note - middle school students taking this courses during the fall or spring term will have a slightly different course number. Syllabus

Social Studies

Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology

45.3160092 (A) 45.3160093 (B) 45.3160095 (Y) A college level survey course with study in Learning Theory, Abnormal Behavior, and Social Psychology. Extensive reading, writing, and statistical analysis are required by students.

American Government

45.3570098 A study of the local, state, and federal governmental functions. Citizenship rights and responsibilities are emphasized. Focus areas include development of our political system, federalism, civil liberties, political parties, political theory and comparative government. Also, the functions of our executive, legislative, and judicial branches of govt. will be studied. Syllabus

Principles of Economics

45.3610098 A study of fundamental concepts and essential elements of the market economic system in a problem/issues orientation. Focus areas include opportunity costs and scarcity, supply/demand analysis, competitive markets, macroeconomics measurement, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, monetary and fiscal policies, and international trade. Syllabus

US History

45.3810096 (A) 45.3810097 (B) 45.3810099 (Y) A survey of the development of the United States from discovery through the present. The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of America’s social, political, and economic evolvement from colonization to its current position as a world leader. The student will also be encouraged to think independently. Syllabus

World History

45.3830096 (A) 45.3830097 (B) 45.3830099 (Y) A survey course beginning with the earliest civilizations and highlighting important developments throughout the world until the early 21st century. The course includes topics related to Early Civilizations and Classical Empires; Growth, Expansion, and the Emergence of the Modern World; Global Interaction and Conflict; and the Contemporary World. Syllabus

World History (Honors)

45.3830074 (A) 45.3830075 (B) 45.3830077 (Y) A survey course beginning with the earliest civilizations and highlighting important developments throughout the world until the early 21st century. The course includes topics related to Early Civilizations and Classical Empires; Growth, Expansion, and the Emergence of the Modern World; Global Interaction and Conflict; and the Contemporary World. The Honors level course allows students the opportunity to develop historical thinking skills and apply them to modern day events and issues. Syllabus