Courses

All Communications High School courses are taught at the honors level. During the freshman and sophomore years students are introduced to all aspects of the communications field through a variety of mandatory theme courses. Beginning with the junior year, students are able to pick their own electives based on the career pathway they find most interesting.

Freshman Courses (40 credits)
EnglishEnglish 1 5 credits 
Math One of the following:
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2/Trig
5 credits
ScienceBiology5 credits 
HistoryWorld History 5 credits
Foreign LanguageSpanish 1 or 25 credits
HealthHealth 12 credits 
Physical EducationFitness 1 3 credits 
Theme CoursesCommunications Technology2.5 credits 
 Digital Video2.5 credits 
 Mass Media
2.5 credits
 Freshman Seminar2.5 credits 



Junior Courses (40 credits)

English        English III 
MathOne of the following:
Algebra II/Trigonometry
Precalculus
Calculus*
AP Calculus
5 credits
ScienceChemistry  5 credits 
History US History II 5 credits 
Foreign Language Spanish 3 or 4* 5 credits 
HealthHealth 3 1 credit 
Physical EducationFitness 3 1 credit 
Theme Courses Junior Seminar3 credits 
 Electives10 credits


Junior Year Elective Choices:


Animation

Digital Video II

Graphic Arts

Illustration and Design+

Java Programming

Live Studio Production–Radio/TV

Photography I

Public Relations

Visual Mass Media

Web Design & Digital Literacy









* Classes are taught in conjunction with Seton Hall University. Students have the ability to purchase and earn 4 credits for Calculus, 3 credits for Creative Writing, 6 credits for Spanish IV and 3 credits for Spanish Communications.

+Classes are taught in conjunction with Ramapo College of New Jersey. Students have the ability to purchase and earn 4 credits each for Illustration & Design, Advertising Design and Advanced Mass Media.



Sophomore Courses (40 credits)

English English II5 credits 
MathOne of the following:
Geometry
Algebra II/Trig
Precalculus
5 credits 
Science Physics 5 credits 
History US History I 5 credits 
Foreign LanguageSpanish 2 or 3 5 credits 
HealthHealth 22 credits
Physical EducationFitness 2 3 credits
Theme CoursesIntroduction to Design5 credits
 Introduction to TV/Radio
2.5 credits
 Introduction to Programming
2.5 credits





Senior Courses (43.75 credits)

EnglishEnglish IV: Creative Writing* 5 credits
MathOne of the following:
Precalculus
Calculus*
AP Calculus
Statistics
5 credits 
ScienceAdv Bio, Adv Physics, or Forensics 5 credits
Health / Physical EducationSenior Health & Physical Education 3.75 credits
Required creditsMentorship4.5 credits
 Financial Literacy 2.5 credits
 Research Paper 2.5 credits
Theme Courses Electives (at least one Advanced level)15 credits 


Senior Year Elective Choices:


Advanced Digital Video

Advanced Graphic Arts

Advanced Java

Advanced Mass Media+

Advanced Studio Production-TV

Advanced Studio Production-Radio

Advanced Web Design

Advertising Design+

Animation

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design or Drawing

Film Studies

Modern History Through Film

Photography II

Public Relations

Spanish IV* or Spanish Communications*

Statistics


~All Junior Year elective choices are also open to seniors~