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Career Technical Courses

Family and Consumer Sciences:

Family and Consumer Science courses are available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. All Family and Consumer Science students are encouraged to become FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members.

Vocational Agriculture:

 Agriculture Science is the study of agriculture and related agriculture fields.  In Agriculture Science, we develop students those abilities, skills, attitudes, and ideals which the student should possess for a successful life after high school.  The class is a hand’s on class, students are taught to solve problems. Agriculture Education is CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Sciences Education) class – It teaches a variety of Sciences, Technologies as it plays vital role in today’s Agriculture, Engineering – students will learn how to design projects, read blue prints and fabricate them. Mathematics – in Agriculture Education classes, we work with a lot of math, from engineering to business. 

 We also recognize the fact that some of the students will complete their education at the end of   high school, while others will participate in post high school training programs or two year technical programs, then others may complete a degree program in a 4 year college or university. While enrolled in Agriculture Education it provides the student with enough exploratory experiences to help themselves decide as to his/her interest areas and capabilities.

There are 3 parts to a SUCCESSFUL Agriculture Education Program:

Classroom Instruction, SAE, & FFA

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

As a student of agricultural education you are also a member of the National FFA Organization. As a member you are required to participate in chapter activities in some capacity. As you progress through the Racine Southern FFA you will have many opportunities to become more involved.

The FFA is a required part of the curriculum. Students will learn leadership skills and cooperation and have a chance to meet FFA members across the state.  Activities include judging contests, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and field trips both locally and to other points of interest such as Washington D.C. Leadership   Conference, Colt Conference, National FFA Convention to Indianapolis, Indiana, the State FFA Convention in Columbus, Ohio, FFA camp, Made for Excellence Conference, plus many more. There are 3 things all FFA must participate in are: FFA Meetings, Chapter FFA Banquet and Meigs County Fair.   These three things are for a grade - FFA   Meetings 50pts each, Banquet 1000pts. County Fair ¼ credit.

 Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE)

 Each student is required to have an SAE.  Students will be expected to develop their Supervise Agriculture Experience. Developing their SAE is a requirement throughout your years in ALL Ag Ed Classes. SAE are projects that students must keep records of one of the following: animal enterprise books, plant enterprise book, lab exploratory, or job placement.  Also students are required to have a home improvement project each year with a minimum of 30hrs.  The purpose is to help students understand basic time management, responsibility. Budgeting, cash flow, and shows the importance of record keeping.

Just like in sports, band, or anything else in life - you get out what you put in.  Nothing is just handed to you!!

Foreign Language

Many colleges and universities recommend at least 2 years of a foreign language for admission. This is often because many college majors require foreign language. SLHS offers Spanish courses that serve as elective credits which students take to better prepare for college.

Math Department


                Four (4) mathematics courses are required for graduation  


 Honors Course Recommendations     Regular Course Recommendations 

(Honors Algebra 1 (9th)                          Algebra 1 (9th 

(Honors Geometry (10th)                        Geometry (10th 

(Honors Algebra II (10th-11th)                 Algebra 2 (11th 

(Honors Pre-Calculus (11th)                   Consumer Math (12th 

                 Honors Calculus (12th) 


English Department

Four (4) English credits are required for graduation.

Students may take regular English courses their freshman and sophomore years and may have the option to take regular or honors English courses their junior and senior years. 

Honors Course Recommendations:                Regular Course Recommedations:

English 9                                                          English 9

English 10                                                        English 10

Honors English 11                                           English 11

Honors English 12                                           English 12


Social Studies Department

Social Studies

Three (3) credits of social studies are required for all students to graduate; These credits must include one credit of American History, ½ credit of Economics (12th grade) and ½ credit of Government (12th grade).  

Science Department


Three (3) science credits are required for graduation. Four (4) science credits are required for an honors diploma; these must include Honors Physics and Honors Chemistry.

Honors Course Recommendations                      Regular Course Recommendations

Honors Physical Science                                Physical Science (9th)

& Honors Biology (9th)                                     Biology (10th)

Honors Biology 2 (10th)                                   Science Electives (11th -12th)

Honors Environ. Science (10th – 12th)           Environmental  Science 

Science Electives (11th and 12th):                                        

Need both for Honors diploma:                                                

Honors Physics                                                                     

Honors Chemistry                                                                   


Five (5) electives are required for graduation.

Please also see "Career Technical Courses" and "Foreign Language" for more classes students can take for elective credits.


*Note:  Any course beyond your required credits to graduate can be considered an elective.*

Example: You take 5 math courses when you only need 4 to graduate. Your 5th math course will be considered an elective.

Health / Physical Education

One half (1/2) Health credit and one half (1/2) Physical Education credit are required for graduation.

SLHS offers Health first and second semester, but it must be taken either before or after Healthy & Safe Foods. Physical Education is a full year course, so students will earn 1 credit for this course.