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Lincoln Southwest Gifted Offerings

 

Gifted Services

 Are you unfamiliar with what services are offered to gifted students at Southwest? Download the Gifted Services at Southwest information sheet to see what services are offered!

 

Course Offerings

LSW has many great Differentiated and Advanced-Placement courses for your student to participate in during their 4 years of high school. Look over our Gifted Offerings for a better idea of all the great courses we offer! You may also look up other LSW Courses using the LSW Course Catalog Planning Guide.

If you are unsure what a good 4-Year course load would look like, I have provided a few examples. These examples were the 4-year plans from students who excelled in their respective areas!

All Around 4-Year Schedule

English 4-Year Schedule (A)      English 4-Year Schedule (B)

Math 4-Year Schedule (A)      Math 4-Year Schedule (B)

Science 4-Year Schedule      Science AP Plan

Music 4-Year Schedule (A)      Music 4-Year Schedule (B)

*Disclaimer* Not all schedules will look the same, and courses are subject to change based on availability. With specific questions just ask your child’s counselor!

Additionally, any mention of AP World History Sophomore year is obsolete – as that class has been moved to Senior year and been replaced with AP Human Geography at the Sophomore level.

The courses below have been identified because they may offer compacted, abstract material, complex writing and thinking skills, and higher reading levels. If you have questions about courses with weighted grades, be sure to ask a counselor.

BUSINESS
College Accounting
This two-term weighted course presents basic structure and procedures of the accounting cycle. Students have the opportunity to take this course for SCC Accounting Credit.

College Personal Finance
College Personal Finance is a weighted class that focuses on three main goals and themes: responsible financial decision making, alignment of personal and financial goals, and the importance of maintaining a personal financial plan. Take Charge is a prerequisite to this class open to juniors and open to juniors and seniors to help them focus on their transition to independent adult living, and planning for college or employment. The course can be taken for dual credit at SCC and is a course that is required by most programs at the college. Instruction will be individualized to each student’s interests and needs and give guidance and realistic expectations for their life beyond high school.

ENGLISH
Diff English 9
For gifted and high achievers in English. Recommended for students with reading scores of 80% or above or 8th stanine or higher.

Diff English 10
For gifted and high achievers in English. Recommended for students with reading scores of 80% or above or 8th stanine or higher.

AP Language/Composition
In this college-level course students learn rhetorical principles, sharpen critical reading and analytical writing skills. Additionally, students gather and synthesize various kinds of research. Taking the AP Language exam is an option for students in this class. In addition, students may be eligible to receive college credit from NWU.

AP Literature/Composition
This college-level course is an intensive study of sophisticated literature-historical and modern. Students analyze literature through various social, political and aesthetic lenses. Taking the AP Literature exam is an option for students in this class. In addition, students may be eligible to receive college credit from NWU.

Shakespearean Drama
Students discover the relationship of the classical tragedians and comic dramatists to Shaklespeare.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Adv CAD CEA
In-depth study of residential architecture using CAD software.

MATH
Diff Geometry 9
This differentiated course explores additional topics and investigates topics in greater depth than the regular course. In addition, the differentiated course includes a more substantial study of Algebra and proof throughout the course. Students NOT meeting the prerequisite will be required to complete the Mathematics Course Placement Waiver.

Diff Advanced Algebra
The differentiated course explores additional topics and investigates topics in greater depth than the regular course. The pace is more rapid than the regular course. Students NOT meeting the prerequisite will be required to complete the Mathematics Course Placement Waiver.

Diff Pre-Calculus
This differentiated course explores additional topics and investigates topics in greater depth than the regular Pre-Calculus course. The pace is more rapid than the regular course.

AP Diff Calculus
This is a college-level course using the same text and syllabus as UNL and covers topics that are normally studied during the first two semesters of a three-semester college sequence. Diff AP Calculus also includes AP topics. Students taking Diff AP Calculus can earn college credit by paying for and then passing the AP exam (version BC) or by “dual enrolling” through SCC and paying for and earning the credit.

AP Calculus
This course is a college-level course using the same text and syllabus as UNL. AP Calculus covers topics that are normally studied during the first semester of a three-semester college Calculus sequence. AP Calculus also includes AP topics. Students taking AP Calculus can earn college credit by paying for and than passing the AP exam (version AB) or by “dual enrolling” through SCC and paying for and earning the credit.

AP Statistics
Do you have an interest in Business, Psychology, Social Sciences, or Economics? Are you interested in data and how to describe data graphically and numerically? Are you going to college? If yes AP Statistics is for you. Students taking AP Stats can earn college credit by paying for and than passing the AP exam or by “dual enrolling” through SCC and paying for/earning the credit.

SCIENCE

AP Chemistry
Differentiated Chemistry includes the same topics as in Chemistry, but at a level requiring higher reasoning skills and understanding. More in-depth laboratory investigations are utilized. Critical analysis of contemporary issues in chemistry is emphasized. Algebra and Geometry are pre-requisites for this course. Advanced Algebra is taken concurrently or prior to this course.

Diff Physics
Differentiated Physics includes the same topics as in Physics but at a level requiring higher reasoning skills and understanding. More in-depth laboratory investigations are utilized. Differentiated physics provides an excellent background of understandings essential to many careers in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, etc. Advanced 
Algebra is a prerequisite for this course.

Diff Biology
Introduces concepts of cellular organization, metabolism, genetics, ecology, taxonomy, evolution and the six life kingdoms. Scientific problem solving is a cornerstone to the course methodology. This is a rigorous course for students interested in extensive future science pursuits. 9th graders must fill out application for this class.

Diff Anatomy & Physiology
For students with high interest and ability in science and interested in health related fields, athletics training or science. Anatomy is the study of structures of the human body; Physiology deals with the functions of these structures. Students will acquire an appreciation and understanding of how structures and functions are related in major body systems. They will engage in lab work, hands-on activities, research projects, fieldwork and presentations with emphasis on the development of critical thinking and science inquiry skill.

Advanced Chemistry
Advanced Chemistry is open to students who have successfully completed Chemistry or Chemistry D. This second year chemistry course offers students an opportunity to investigate selected chemical themes in depth. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reaction, acids/bases, and organic chemistry. This rigorous course utilizes in depth laboratory investigations. Pre-calculus is 
recommended to be taken concurrently.

AP Physics
AP Physics is the second year of Physics for the student interested in physical science or engineering at the college level. The course follows the AP Curriculum and offers intense coverage of motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, etc. High expectations and high thinking skills will be emphasized. Students will be eligible for college credit if their scores on the AP test meet university standards. Calculus or taking 
calculus concurrently is a pre-requisite for this course.

AP Biology
AP Biology is a second-year biology class. This course includes a review of topics covered in biology and extends a deeper understanding of those concepts. There is expanded coverage on the molecules an cells, heredity and evolution and organisms and populations. Students will be encouraged to take the AP exam and college credit may be earned in this course.

AP Chemistry
AP Chemistry is a second year chemistry class. This course includes a review of topics covered in chemistry and extends a deeper understanding of those concepts. The course follows the AP curriculum and offers expanded and intense coverage on the structure and states of matter, descriptive chemistry, thermodynamics, and oxidation-reduction reactions. Students will be encouraged to take the AP exam and college credit may be earned in this course

SOCIAL STUDIES
AP Macro Economics
AP Macroeconomics is a course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics in examining aggregate economic behavior. Students taking the course can expect to learn how the measures of economic performance, such as GDP, inflation and unemployment, are constructed and how to apply them to evaluate the macroeconomic conditions of an economy. Students will also learn the basic analytical tools of macroeconomics, primarily the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model and its application in the analysis and determination of national income, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of fiscal policy and monetary policy in promoting economic growth and stability. Recognizing the global nature of economics, students will also have ample opportunities to examine the impact of international trade and international finance on national economies. Various economic schools of thought are introduced as solutions to economic problems are considered.

AP Comparative Government
This course gives highly motivated students an opportunity for a college-level learning experience leading to possible college credit. Students will use their understanding of U.S. government to compare and contrast major political concepts and patterns of political processes in China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and Iran. The differences between stable democracies and other forms of government will be analyzed. Participating colleges grant credit and appropriate placement to those students who have completed the course and have been found qualified by the Advanced Placement Examination.

AP Government & Politics
Provides students with a critical perspective on politics and government. The course will involve both the study of general concepts used to interpret US politics and the analysis of specific case studies. This class fulfills Government & Politics requirements.

AP Psychology
The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

Diff Civics
An academically challenging class for the high achieving student who desires an accelerated course in government.-a study of the role of a citizen in a democratic government, the US Constitution and Federal government, and Nebraska, tribal and local governments. Typical homework would average 30 minutes per night. Assignments would include out of class reading, research, and writing. This class is highly recommended as a precursor to taking Advanced Placement World History or Advanced Placement Human Geography.

Diff Geography
An academically challenging class for the high achieving student who desires an accelerated course in geography. This course provides an introduction to the five themes of Geography by having students explore the world through spatial terms. Students will study the world by concentrating on five major areas: Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific World. Typical homework would average 30 minutes per night. Assignments would include out of class reading, research, and writing. This class is highly recommended as a precursor to taking Advanced Placement World History or Advanced Placement Human Geography.

Diff Sociology
An in-depth study of sociology that includes research using sociologists’ methodology.

AP World History
This course includes modifications in: the products expected from students, content objectives, and instructional strategies. This is a rigorous course with extensive reading. Typical homework would average 60 minutes per night. Assignments would include out of class reading, research, and writing. Students are encouraged to take the AP College Exam in May. This class is also highly recommended as a precursor to taking Advanced Placement US History.

AP U.S. History
Designed to give high ability students an opportunity to take a college-level learning experience. Typical homework would average 90 minutes per night. Assignments would include out of class reading, research, and writing. Students are encouraged to take the AP College Exam in May.

AP Human Geography
Designed to give high ability students an opportunity to take a college-level learning experience. Students are encouraged to take the AP College Exam in May. AP Human Geography is a course that focuses on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. Topics of study include population, migration, culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography economic development, industry, agriculture, and urban geography.

WORLD LANGUAGE
AP Spanish
Increased proficiency in sustaining communication. Almost exclusive use of speaking and writing in target language and reading selected literature in the language. AP language classes are taught as preparation for the Advanced Placement exam.

AP French
Increased proficiency in sustaining communication. Almost exclusive use of speaking and writing in target language and reading selected literature in the language. AP language classes are taught as preparation for the Advanced Placement exam.


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