- Centennial High
Centennial High School Student Offerings
In keeping with the Mission and Vision of Centennial High School, we strive to challenge our students every day with highly rigorous curricula, bell-to-bell instruction, and strategies designed to facilitate learner success at all levels.
At Centennial, we recognize the importance of family and belonging for every student. From day one, we encourage students to enhance and strengthen their minds, bodies, and spirits through participation in a wide range of opportunities before, during, and after the school day. Whether a club, sport, activity, or theatrical production, our programming offers something for every Cougar.
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Advanced Placement: Advanced Placement courses are designed to prepare students to earn college credit through the successful completion of the College Board Advanced Placement test in that subject area. Information from the 2023 AP night presentation can be found here.
Honors: Honors courses offer a challenging pace designed for the student who has displayed a record of academic success. To receive honors credit, students enrolled in Honors courses must complete the Honors Addendum of the county’s scope and sequence for that course.
Standard or College Preparatory: All courses are considered college preparatory unless specifically labeled otherwise.
Inclusion: These courses are open only to students who have been placed in them by approval of their Individualized Education Plan team
COURSE OFFERINGS 2022
English I 9 English I Honors 9 English II 10 English II Honors 10 English III 11 English III Honors 11 English III Language AP 11 English IV 12 English IV Honors 12 English Literature Composition AP 12 Multicultural Minds SEM 10-12 Journalism I - Yearbook 10-12 ACT Prep SEM 10-12 ACT Prep SEM (OLP) 10-12
Algebra I 9 Algebra I Honors 9 Geometry 9-10 Geometry Honors 9-10 Algebra II 9-11 Algebra II Honors 9-11 Pre-Calculus 10-12 Pre-Calculus (OLP) 10-12 Pre-Calculus Honors 10-12 Pre-Calculus Honors (OLP) 10-12 Statistics 10-12 Statistics (OLP) 10-12 Statistics AP 10-12 Calculus AB AP 12 Calculus BC AP 12 Bridge (must qualify) 12 SAILS (must qualify) 12 SAILS (OLP) (must qualify) 12 ACT Prep SEM 12 ACT Prep SEM (OLP) 12
Biology 9, 10 Biology Honors 9, 10 Physical Science 9-12 Biology AP 10-12 Chemistry I 10-12 Chemistry I (OLP) 10-12 Chemistry I Honors 10-12 Chemistry I Honors (OLP) 10-12 Chemistry AP 10-12 Ecology 10-12 Ecology (OLP) 10-12 Enviromental Science AP 10-12 Human Anatomy & Physiology 10-12 Human Anatomy & Physiology Honors 10-12 Physics Honors 10-12 Physics 1 AP 10-12 Physics 2 AP 10-12
Human Geography AP 9-12 World History 9, 10 World History Honors 9, 10 European History AP 10-12 Human Geography AP 10-12 World History AP 10-12 Personal Finance SEM 10-12 Personal Finance SEM (OLP) 10-12 Psychology SEM 10-12 Psychology SEM (OLP) 10-12 Psychology AP 10-12 African American History SEM 10-12 Sociology SEM 10-12 Sociology SEM (OLP) 10-12 Contemporary Issues SEM 10-12 Contemporary Issues SEM (OLP) 10-12 US History 11 US History (OLP) 11 US History Honors 11 US History AP 11 Contemporary Issues SEM 11 Contemporary Issues SEM (OLP) 11 Leadership 11, 12 Economics/US Government 12 Economics (OLP)/US Government (OLP) 12 Economics Honors/US Government Honors 12 Economics Honors (OLP)/US Government Honors (OLP) 12 Macroeconomics AP/US Government AP 12 AP Comparative/US Government AP 12
Band: Concert 9 Band: Wind Ensemble (audition) 10-12 Band: Percussion 10-12 Band: Symphonic 10-12 Concert Orchestra 9 Chamber Orchestra Honors 9-12 Chorus 9-12 Concert Choir (audition) 9-12 Chorus Chambers (audition) 9-12 Guitar I Introduction 9-12 Guitar I Introduction (OLP) 9-12 Guitar II Intermediate 9-12 Guitar - Advanced (audition) 10-12 Music Theory AP 10-12 Music History 9-12 Theatre Arts I 9-12 Theatre Arts II 10-12 Theatre Arts III (audition) 10-12 Theatre Arts IV (audition) 10-12 Theatre Production 10-12 Studio Art AP 10-12 Art History AP 9-12 Art History AP (OLP) 9-12 Visual Art I 9-12 Visual Art I (OLP) 9-12 Visual Art 2D II 10-12 Visual Art 2D III Honors 10-12 World Drumming 9-12 JROTC 1 (1st year) 9-12 JROTC II (2nd-4th year) 10-12 Lifetime Wellness 9, 10 Lifetime Wellness (OLP) 9, 10 Physical Education II SEM 10-12 Physical Education II SEM (OLP) 10-12 Weights Kinesiology SEM 10-12
French I 9-12 French I Honors 9-12 French II 9-12 French II Honors 9-12 French III Honors 10-12 French IV Honors 10-12 French Lanugage AP 10-12 Spanish I 9-12 Spanish I Honors 9-12 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 9-12 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 10-12 Spanish II 9-12 Spanish II Honors 9-12 Spanish III Honors 10-12 Spanish IV Honors 10-12 Spanish Lanugage AP 10-12 American Sign Language i (OLP) 9-11 American Sign Language iI (OLP) 10-12
CAREER & TECH
Fundamentals of Education 9-12 Teaching as a Profession I 9-12 Teaching as a Profession II 9-12 Teaching as a Profession III 9-12 Architectural & Engineering Design 1 9-12 Architectural & Engineering Design 2 9-12 Architectural & Engineering Design 3 (1st year) 9-12 Architectural & Engineering Design 3 (2nd year) 9-12 TV & Film/AV I 9-12 TV & Film II 9-12 TV & Film III (1st year) 9-12 TV & Film III (2nd year) 9-12 Criminal Justice I 9-12 Criminal Justice II 9-12 Criminal Justice III 9-12 Cosmetology I 9-12 Cosmetology III 9-12 Cosmetology III 9-12 Cosmetology IV 9-12 Health Science Education 9-12 Medical Therapeutics Honors 9-12 Nursing Education Honors (Honors only) 9-12 Health Clinical Intern (2nd period of nursing) 9-12 Work-Based Learning: Health Clinical Intern 9-12 Marketing/Management Principal I (option DE) 9-12 Marketing/Management II Advanced (option DE) 9-12 Event Planning 9-12 Entrepreneurship (option DE) 9-12 Coding I 9-12 Coding I (OLP) 9-12 Coding II 10-12 Coding II (OLP) 10-12 Web Design Foundation 9-12 AP Computer Science A 9-12 AP Computer Science A (OLP) 9-12 AP Principles of Computer Science 9-12 Jobs for Tennessee Graduated - College & Career 9-12 Work-Based Learning: CTE Subjects 9-12
When selecting courses, students should remember the following:
- Most courses require a sufficient number of students in order to guarantee that they will be offered. Likewise, some courses have a size limit, so it’s always a good idea to have an alternate selection in case your first choice is full or lacks sufficient enrollment.
- Some courses feature prerequisites; in other words, you must have completed another course or courses in order to enroll.
- Some courses require teacher recommendation. In these instances, you should work with your current teacher or another designated faculty member to determine the course level most appropriate for you. If you need to select a course for the upcoming year but are not taking a similar course this year, consult with your counselor about an appropriate teacher who can discuss your choices and sign your recommendation.
- Some courses require summer reading and/or projects to complete before the return to school in August.
- Students who wish to override teacher recommendations may do so with the understanding that they may not drop the course until the completion of the first semester.
- Students should carefully and thoughtfully consider their course selections. Once finalized, the administration uses the course requests in order to build the schedule for the upcoming year, and teaching assignments are based on these selections. For that reason, most classes are at or near capacity, and students often don’t have great flexibility in changing their schedules.
- Information from the Registration Bonanza can be found here!
When considering your course selections, you should consider a number of factors:
- Which diploma pathway have you chosen? Do the courses you’ve selected satisfy those requirements?
- If you’re planning to attend a post-secondary institution (community college or four-year college or university), the College Board recommends that you take at least five strong academic courses per year. Admissions counselors are looking for students who have a strong, diverse background including plenty of English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, and the arts.
- Both colleges and employers are looking for students who can think critically, write well, and rise to the occasion when given a task or project to complete. They want to admit or hire people who will most likely be successful in completing whatever they are asked to do, so you should take challenging courses. You should select the highest level you can master and make sure that it is appropriate for you and your skill set.
- While AP courses are definitely stimulating and challenging, and you do have the opportunity to earn college credit for work you do in high school, you should carefully select the most appropriate AP courses for your career choices and be careful not to overload yourself. While challenging yourself, you also want to make sure that you give yourself the best opportunity to be successful. How many and what kinds of AP courses should you take? The answer depends on many factors. How motivated are you? How much does the subject area interest you? What are your grades from previous courses? What kinds of courses does your college major (based on your career choice) require? How many other activities do you wish to pursue during the year? What will your daily schedule look like? Can you handle the course load and maintain appropriate balance in your life? These questions should prompt a lively and helpful discussion with your parents, teachers, and counselors who are all collaborators on your team–we all want you to be successful!