This program seeks juniors and seniors in good standing to help in the office area and library. Students may be asked to do some clerical work and take passes to students. Students do not earn credit for this program. Grade 11-12
College-Entrance Preparation utilizes individual student score reports from the PSAT, PLAN, and/or ACCUPLACER to prepare students for the SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER and/or Compass college readiness assessments. Based on student score reports, students will receive targeted instruction to strengthen their foundations in critical reading, writing, mathematics, and science sections of college admission and placement exams. As appropriate, the course will also encompass test taking strategies to prepare students for success on a high-stakes assessment. Teachers are encouraged to use a curriculum with longitudinal, successful results. Course may also include college selection and application units, to better prepare students for overall college-readiness. Being “college ready” means being prepared for any post-secondary education or training experience, including readiness for study at two-year and four-year institutions leading to a post-secondary credential (i.e., a certificate, license, Associate’s or bachelor’s degree). Being ready for college means that a high school graduate has the English and mathematics knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without the need for remedial coursework.
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. JAG’s mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a postsecondary institution that leads to a rewarding career. JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation. The JAG program is funded through grants provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Students must be 16 years old to join.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
This course is designed to develop: (1) citizenship and patriotism, (2) self-discipline, (3) physical fitness, (4) reliance and leadership, and (5) the skills used in decision making, communications, and problem-solving. The course content and experiences enable the students to understand the role of the military in support of national objectives and to become familiar with basic military knowledge, gender equity issues, benefits, and requirements. Topics to be included in the course are: (1) military history, (2) ROTC in the military, (3) substance abuse, (4) map reading, (5) marksmanship and firearm safety, (6) military drill, (7) field activities, (8) reserve components, and (9) first aid and hygiene.
Opportunities are provided to explore the qualities and traits of courage, self-sacrifice, and integrity. Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs must be approved by and meet the requirements of the appropriate military organization.
Peer Tutoring provides high school students with an organized exploratory experience to assist students in kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12), through a helping relationship, with their studies and personal growth and development. The course provides opportunities for the students taking the course to develop a basic understanding of individual differences and to explore career options in related fields. Peer Tutoring experiences are preplanned by the teacher trainer and any cooperating teacher under whom the tutoring is to be provided. It must be conducted under the supervision of a licensed teacher. The course provides a balance of class work relating to the development of and use of: (1) listening skills, (2) communication skills, (3) facilitation skills, (4) decision-making skills, and (5) teaching strategies.
Programs offered off campus
Work-based Learning Capstone (off campus internships)
Work-based Learning Capstone is a stand-alone course that prepares students for college and career. Work-Based Learning means sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that foster in-depth, first hand engagement with the tasks required of a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction. Work-based Learning Capstone experiences occur in workplaces and involve an employer assigning a student meaningful job tasks to develop his or her skills, knowledge, and readiness for work. A clear partnership agreement and training plan is developed by the student, teacher, and workplace mentor/supervisor to guide the student’s work-based experiences and assist in evaluating achievement and performance.
Related instruction shall be organized and planned around the activities associated with the student’s individual job and career objectives in a pathway; and shall be taught during the same semester the student is participating in the work-based experience. For a student to become employable, the related instruction should cover: (a) employability skills, and (b) specific occupational competencies.
Twin Rivers (classes held off campus, AM or PM)
Twin Rivers is a Career & Technical Education Cooperative composed of 12 school corporations serving area high schools in Daviess, Greene, Knox, Martin, and Sullivan counties in southwest Indiana with the goal to more effectively and efficiently provide career & technical education and training to high school students. Students must apply to the program in the spring and meet the admission requirements to participate. Once accepted to the program, students must commit and not transfer out of the program due to costs incurred by LHS. twinriversarea.org for program options and application.
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Capstone (class held off campus, AM only)
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Capstone introduces entrepreneurship, and develop the skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture. The entrepreneurial process of opportunity recognition, innovation, value proposition, competitive advantage, venture concept, feasibility analysis, and “go to” market strategies will be explored through mini-case studies of successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurial start-ups. Additionally, topics of government and legal restrictions, intellectual property, franchising location, basic business accounting, raising startup funding, sales and revenue forecasting, and business plan development will be presented through extensive use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
The CEO Program is Entrepreneurship education that seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO Program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. Students must apply to the program in the spring and meet the admission requirements to participate. Visit knoxcountyceo.com for information and application.