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College & Career Readiness

ACT TEST PREP:  Grade=10-12, Semester=1 CR, No Prerequisite

  • This class is designed to prepare students for the American College Test (ACT).  Course content will include: strategies for answering each type of question, building college-level vocabulary, test-taking skills, pacing techniques, and methods for reducing test anxiety.  Students will complete an on-line individualized test preparation plan for the following subject areas: math, reading, science, and English.  Frequent practice tests and tips for the writing portion of the exam will also be included.   A full-length proctored test simulation will be given at the end of the semester. #1405

Grade=10-12, Year=2 CR, No Prerequisite, Offered at Accelerated Career Academy 

  • I-JAG is a career exploration and preparation program that provides a hands-on approach in exploring personal strengths and challenges as well as job attainment skills (cover letter, resume, job application, interviewing, etc.) and workplace “survival” skills (healthy relationships, good attendance, etc.).  Students will work to build strengths in academic areas, time management, and communication.  The individual and team project work will also help students come to an understanding of personality and temperament and the relationship between personal actions and consequences that follow.  Students will make connections to their local businesses while gaining career interests, abilities, and aptitudes by determining their education and career goals through development of an Individual Career Development Plan.  This full-year, credited course involves individual assignments, team activities/projects, academic remediation support, service learning opportunities, guest speakers, field trips (including state wide I-JAG events), and career readiness through job shadowing and/or an internship.  Students will also participate in the I-JAG Career Association in various activities focused on Career and Leadership Development, Service Learning and Civic/Social Awareness. Students will also obtain multiple career readiness certifications and finish a career portfolio.  #2705


JROTC students have the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular activities, including the JROTC Color Guard, Raiders, and drill team.  JROTC credit can be applied towards the physical education graduation requirement.  Students are required to wear a uniform on a once-a-week basis and will follow prescribed grooming standards per AR670-1.  

LET 1: Grade 9-12, Year=2 CR, No Prerequisite

  • Students in JROTC maximize potential success through self-management and leadership skills. They incorporate principles of mental and physical wellness into behaviors and decisions. Relationships with peers, co-workers, and the community are stressed.  Students build global awareness through the application of physical and political geography, and correlate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the purposes of US government. Events in US history are related to current American choices and responsibilities. The role of the military is characterized, in addition to other national service organizations. Cadets develop broad, life-long skills that students use for success in all career and life roles. They are drawn from the overall goals and values that drive the program. Core abilities are learned throughout the JROTC curriculum, linked together in lesson competencies and threaded together over four years. #2700

LET 2: Grade 10-12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite=LET 1

  • LET 2 builds on the skills learned and demonstrated in LET 1.  #2701

LET 3: Grade 11-12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite=LET 2

  • LET 3 builds on the skills learned and demonstrated in LET 2.  #2702

LET 4: Grade 12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite=LET 3

  • LET 4 builds on the skills learned and demonstrated in LET 3.  #2703

RAIDER PREP: Grade 9-12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite=JROTC Cadet 

  • Raider Prep is designed for JROTC students who desire to take Raider Competition or to enhance their physical condition and team building capabilities.  In addition to academic curriculum, students participate in strenuous physical fitness activities and journal their progress throughout the course. Students who need additional help, can practice after school. Students will maximize their potential for success through leadership, physical exercise and team building activities. Physical fitness is a major part of the Raider Prep program and includes the Army Physical Fitness test (2-mile run, pushups and sit-ups), the cadet challenge (1-minute curl-ups, V-sit, shuttle run, pull ups and the 1-mile run) as well as frequent runs between 1-5 miles. Cadets will develop self-confidence as they reach their determined physical goals, as well as life-long skills and character building. The objective of the Raider Prep program is to strengthen cadet’s character, physical fitness, and prepare them for Raider Competition.  #2706, 27062

RAIDER COMPETITION: Grade 10-12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite= Raider Prep

  • JROTC students who qualify to participate in Raider Competition will fulfill both Raider curriculum and strenuous physical fitness activities. Students will participate in mandatory after school practices a minimum of three times per week. Students will maximize their potential for success in leadership and teamwork skills as well as extensive study in Raider academic subjects including: map reading, first aid and problem solving. Physical fitness is a major part of the Raider Competition program and includes the Army Physical Fitness test (2-mile run, pushups, and sit-ups). Raiders also participate in a 10K road march, biathlon, 25-ft rope climb and military vehicle pull. Cadets develop broad, life-long skills and character building for success in all career and life rolls. The intent of the Raider Competition program is to strengthen cadet’s character, physical fitness, and academic skills so OHS will continuously have a pool of qualified Raiders to meet the many challenges of Raider competitions throughout the Midwest. Grades will be monitored throughout this course; if students have failing grades they will be ineligible to compete in Raider Competitions.  Students with final failing grades at the end of a semester, will not be allowed to participate in Raider Competition the following semester. Students removed from the team will need instructor approval to re-enroll in Raider Comp. #2707, 27072

LIFE SKILLS: Grade=9-12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite=IEP Team Decision 

  • This course is designed for students in need of reinforcement and supplemental instruction in the area of self-management and interpersonal communication. The purpose of this course is to assist students in functioning effectively, productively, independently by using the appropriate coping mechanisms. The goal is to increase students' self-awareness of the outcomes of their behavior.  #422

SOCIAL SKILLS: Grade=9-12, Year=2 CR, Prerequisite=IEP Team Decision

  • This course is designed for students in need of reinforcement and supplemental instruction in adaptive behavior development.  Positive peer interaction, authentic communication and increased self-awareness are the essential goals. #312, 313

WORK EXPERIENCE: Grade=11-12, 2 Periods Year=4 CR, Prerequisite=IEP Team Decision 

  • Work Experience is a support service offered to students that have needs in career/vocational development.  The Work Experience Coordinator works with students, placing them on non-paid exploratory job sites for two periods a day.  Competencies developed include job behaviors, work habits and communication skills. Selection requires recommendation from the IEP team and interview work experience coordinator. #300


The following Indian Hills Community College courses are offered for concurrent credit.  Successful completion of any of these courses will result in 1 OHS credit toward graduation AND college credit at IHCC. See chart in the Introduction section for proficiency requirements. OHS discipline and attendance policies apply. 

*WBL100: EXPLORING CAREERS:  Grade=11-12, Semester=1 HS CR (3 IHCC CR)

  • This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.#WBL100

SDV101: HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN COLLEGE:  Grade=11-12, Semester=1 HS CR (3 IHCC CR) 

  • This course introduces students to the fundamental skills necessary for college success. Topics include: study and test-taking skills, college culture and services, financial aid and literacy, health and wellness, policies and procedures. This course is required for students receiving their AA and AS degree.  #SDV101