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Course Offerings
Wells Community Academy High School is now a College Board Pre-AP Partner. 

Our students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses so that they will experience rigorous, college-level work in high school. Wells currently offers (13) Advanced Placement courses in (6) different departments. Students and parents are urged to read the AP course descriptions to understand the level of work expected. In addition, they are encouraged to seek advice from teachers, counselors, and department chairs about which AP classes would be the best fit with their high school program and their college and career plans.

To view the detailed College Board Pre-AP Course Descriptions, click here.

To view the detailed CPS Course Catalogclick here.

All Course Offerings:

*AP (Advanced Placement)

English 
1, 2, 3 & 4 
*Pre-AP English 1 
*AP English Literature
*AP English Language
ESL 1, 2 & 3 
Communications 1
Communications 2

Math
*Pre-AP Algebra
*AP Statistics
Integrated Math 1 - Algebra,
Geometry
Advanced Algebra Trig.

Science   
*Pre-AP Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Social Science
*Pre-AP World History
*A.P. Human Geography 
*A.P.  U.S. History
U.S. History 
Civics 

Physical Education (PE)
PE 1 & Health
PE 2
PE 3 
PE 4 

Foreign Language
Spanish 1 & 2
Spanish Heritage 1 & 2

Electives
Seminar
One Goal
Transitional Math (Seniors)

Fine and Performing Arts Program 
*Pre-AP Dance
Drama 1
Drama 2
Art 1
*AP Studio Art: 2D Design
General Music
Beginning Mix Chorus
*AP Music Theory

JROTC - (City-Wide Multiple Award Winning Program)
ROTC Let 1
ROTC Let 2
ROTC Let 3
ROTC Let 4

Law / Career - (City-Wide Multiple Award Winning Program)
Business Law
Criminal Psychology
LPSA 1 - Law American Society
LPSA 4 - Practice/Intern

Computer Science for All
Exploring Computer Science (Freshmen & Sophomores)

Game Programming -- City-Wide Multiple Award Winning Program
*AP Computer Science
Fundamentals of IT
Gaming Concepts 1
Gaming Concepts 2


(AP) Advanced Placement Course Descriptions:
  • Statistics (Seniors) The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling, and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.
  • English Language and Composition (Seniors)
This course engages students in becoming skilled readers of writing styles, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes.
  • English Literature and Composition (Juniors)
This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide meaning and pleasure to readers.
  • Spanish Language (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
This course is for students who wish to develop proficiency and incorporate their language skills into their lives. Students who enroll should already have a basic knowledge of the language and cultures of Spanish speaking people.
  • United States History (Juniors and Seniors)
This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and the factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. You will learn to assess historical materials for their relevance, their reliability, and their importance, and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.
  • World History (Sophomores)
This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and the factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and materials in world history. You will learn to assess historical materials for their relevance, their reliability, and their importance, and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.
  • Music - This course corresponds to one or two semesters of a typical introductory college music theory course that covers topics such as musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedure. Musicianship skills, including dictation and other listening skills, sight singing, and harmony, are considered an important part of the course. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of tonal music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural skills is a primary objective. Performance is also part of the curriculum through the practice of sight singing. Students understand basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are also emphasized.
  • Dance - In this course, students will contextualize their dance experiences and aesthetic values within a range of styles that comprise the American dance field. Through technique, choreography, improvisation, history, and performance, students will analyze and assess dance and differentiate between social and performance contexts. In addition, students will identify and embody the elements of dance BASTE (Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy). They will apply these elements to Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Modern, and Postmodern forms. The class may also include Fitness, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Anatomy units. Students will learn about the contributions of historically significant choreographers and contemporary masters. They will apply choreographic devices and principles to create their own dance works.

To view the Wells graduation requirements, which include the mandatory CPS requirements click here.