• Other Classes

    911111 ACT Prep

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    ACT Prep is for students who are serious about wanting to improve their ACT scores. Students will learn strategies and content specifically designed for the ACT test. Subjects covered are English, Reading, and Math. The semester will be split into two nine week sessions, one focusing on English and Reading while the other will focus on Mathematics. At the beginning of the semester, students will take a Pre-Test to identify strengths and weakness. Upon completion of the course, a Post-Test will be administered to assess growth and improvement.

    335101 Accuplacer Prep

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10 (semester 2), 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Accuplacer Prep is for students who intend to go to community college. Students will learn strategies and content specifically designed for the Accuplacer test. Subjects covered are English, Reading, and Math. The semester will be split into two nine week sessions, one focusing on English and Reading while the other will focus on Mathematics. At the beginning of the semester, students will take a Pre-Test to identify strengths and weakness. Upon completion of the course, a Post-Test will be administered to assess growth and improvement.

    917803 Emergency Medical Technician—(EMT100)

    Prerequisite: Second Semester Seniors, on track for graduation, 90% attendance record, successful interview and entrance assessment, pass a background check and drug screening
    Grade Placement: 12 
    Length of Course: 1 semester (only offered second semester)
    Credit: 1.5 (1st-3rd period class)
    This course prepares students to take the EMT Certification Assessment after High School Graduation.
    Course topics include: roles and responsibilities of the EMT, EMS systems and communications, documentation, ethics, ambulance operations, MCI command, terrorism, and crime scene awareness. Pharmacology includes the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medications, administration techniques, and therapeutic communications. Additional topics include oxygen administration, basic airway management, and adjuncts used in airway management and ventilation. Cardiovascular topics including BLS, use of an AED and cardiovascular disease, management of cardiovascular related illness, ischemic heart disease and failure, cardiogenic shock, pericardial disorders, and hypo and hypertensive emergencies with patient specific assessment. Assessing and managing patients with specific medical conditions includes: neurologic emergencies, abdominal, genitourinary, and renal emergencies, toxicology, anaphylaxis, hematologic and immunologic emergencies. Special population topics reviews obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, gerontology, psychiatric and behavioral emergencies and patients with special challenges. Traumatic emergencies reviews the pathophysiology, assessment and management of adult and pediatric patients with injuries involving various body systems.

    905011 English for Speakers of Other Languages– Skills and Communication I

    Prerequisite: ESOL teacher or counselor recommendation
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Skills and Communications I is a course for beginning speakers of English, focusing on basic interpersonal communication skills. Students will use English to interact socially with spoken and written English and use learning strategies to extend their communicative competence. Skill lessons in pronunciation, grammar and writing mechanics are a part of the daily assignments and are designed to develop language skills that will enable students to participate fully in content classes as soon as possible.

    905021 English for Speakers of Other Languages– Skills and Communication II

    Prerequisite: ESOL teacher or counselor recommendation
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Skills and Communication II is a multi-level course for intermediate and advanced learners extending basic interpersonal communication skills and increasing cognitive academic language proficiency. Students will use English to achieve academically in all content area by obtaining, processing and constructing information in spoken and written form. Students will also use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways.

    905031 English for Speakers of Other Languages– Skills and Communication III

    Prerequisite: ESOL teacher or counselor recommendation
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Skills and Communication III is a course for high intermediate learners increasing cognitive academic language proficiency. Students will use English to achieve academically in all content areas by obtaining, processing, and constructing information in spoken and written form. Students will also use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways.

    905032 ESOL Skills

    Prerequisite: ESOL Teacher or Counselor recommendation
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    ESOL Skills is a multi-level course that provides resources for students in the areas of testing and meeting objectives of mainstream courses. Students will use English to achieve academically in all content areas by obtaining, processing and constructing information in spoken and written form. Students will also use appropriate learning strategies to construct and apply academic knowledge.

    100101 Honors Study Hall

    Prerequisite: Enrolled in Honors or AP course work, minimum 3.0 GPA, parent approval
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: NO CREDIT
    The purpose of this course is to provide study time for students taking Honors and Advanced Placement course work in a structured environment at school. Students may be assigned to RHS Library or a classroom with teacher supervision.

    915271 Leadership—Semester 1
    915272 Leadership—Semester 2

    Prerequisite: Teacher/administrator recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10 (full year only), 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Leadership class helps students develop leadership skills. Course work includes training in leadership activities, community and school service activities, running student elections, planning homecoming activities, and working for charitable organizations in the Ritenour community.

    988100 Students as Mentors

    Prerequisite: Student must have a signed A+ Student Participation Agreement on file in the A+ office; Student must be able to provide his or her own transportation to his or her tutoring site; Student must obtain approval from the A+ Coordinator or Counselor.
    Grade Placement: 11 or 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 (Students may receive a letter-grade or take this course for pass/fail.)
    Students will be assigned a tutoring site and teacher within the Ritenour School District. Students will report to that site during their scheduled Students as Mentors class period. Students will tutor for students in their assigned class and cooperating teachers will verify the tutoring hours completed.