World History (H) SSC 101- 2 semesters (.5 credit each semester)
In this Honors class of World History, students learn to see the world today as a product of a process that began thousands of years ago when humans became a speaking, travelling, and trading species. This course is a year long course that is in the blended version with our partnership with IVS. The content is rigorous to problem self advocacy, thinking and study skills for higher academics. Through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, case studies, and research, students investigate the continuity and change of human culture, governments, economic systems, and social structures.
Geography SSC 201- 2 semesters (.5 credit for each semester)
10th, 11th grade
This course introduces local, national and world concepts of people and their environment. Emphasis is on the physical location of land that is inhabitated and the socio-cultural, and economic systems that are present around the globe. Upon completion, students should be able locate regions to describe the differentiation in features of a region to demonstrate an understanding of the diversity.
Psychology Honors PSY 250- 2 semesters (.5 credit for each semester)
The same topics are covered as in the Advanced Placement course but at a slower pace. The course here does not qualify for the AP designation on the transcript, but students will have the opportunity to take the APES test in the May if they want the option.
AP Psychology PSY 251 - 2 semesters (.5 credit for each semester)
10th, 11th, 12th *prerequisite teacher recommendation
AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories in order for students to pass the AP exam in May. The first semester of the APES course covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare students to pass the test followed by a second semester of preparation and application of concepts. Students will explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. Psychological concepts, such as the brain and sense functions, and learn to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful syntheses. . This course has been authorized by the College Board to use the AP designation on a transcript through our collaboration with IVS.
US History Honors SSC 201 -2 semesters (.5 credit for each semester)
10th* with recommendation , 11th, 12th
This course is divided into five historical eras, and each era is divided into five different types of history: political history, popular history, the history of multicultural peoples, and economic history. The course's structure allows students to learn about history from a variety of different viewpoints. A student completing this course will study, analyze, and be able to explain about places, people, and pivotal events of the indigenous peoples of North America conflicts among the various nations in the establishment of the United States of America and then the United States Constitution, Civil War, progressive movement, the Industrial Revolution, World War I and II, The Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, and the war on terror. It does satisfy the high school requirement for passing the Constitution test.
AP US History SSC 301- 2 semesters (.5 credit for each semester)
10th*, 11th, 12th *prerequisite teacher recommendation
In AP U.S. History, students investigate the development of American economics, politics, and culture through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, research, and writing. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP U.S. History prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in history, political science, economics, sociology, and law. This course requires a great deal of self-discipline and motivation for the course is rigorous with an indepth content of concepts. This course has been authorized by the College Board to use the AP designation for we utilize the curriculum from Illinois Virtual School in our blended class through our partnership with IVS. It is two full semesters.
US Citizenship & Constitution SSC 303 - 2 semesters (.5 credit for each semester)
10th, 11th, 12th
As the name of the class illustrates, this class focuses on citizenship and the Constitution. We are citizens of the world, the United States, Illinois and the Peoria area. This class also concentrates on the Constitution and will fulfill your high school requirement for passing the Constitution test.
11th and 12th
**These course descriptions are verbatim from the ICC academic catalog. To be approved to take ICC courses, administration (vice principal, dean, counselor) and teacher recommendations are considered. These courses are at the college but through the Early College program they are offered to students who would meet the age requirement by the college and the expectations of the DU administration/teachers. Classes that maybe enrolled in are those that would go towards the general education requirements or transfer acceptance requirements at most college. To read more, here is a link to the Transfer Agreement pace at ICC.
All of these are semester courses which count as 1 full credit per class for DU graduation as well as the college transcript credits.**
Sociology SOC 110
Psychology PSY 110
Political Science POLSC 115
Geography GEO (112,113,116, 118 etc.)
History HIS 117 and 118