Registration for Current College Now Students:
All current College Now students must go online and complete the registration application.
Registration will take place from:
Wednesday, December 11th at 3:00 pm thru Friday, December 13th at 12:00 pm
Seats will be assigned on a first come first serve basis with priority given to seniors.
If you miss the registration deadline, you may jeopardize your placement in the program for next term.
If you are not interested in remaining in the program for the spring semester, you still must log on and select the box that you are not interested for the spring.
Re-Enrollment Policy for the College Now Program
- Student must earn at least a C+ in their current College Now Course in order to take a course in the spring.
- Student must have at least 90% attendance (no more than 4 absences) in their current College Now Course to take a course in the spring. Students with attendance issues including chronic lateness will not be permitted to take a class in the spring.
- Students may not take the same course or teacher more than once. Please do not register for a class you have already taken, you cannot receive credit for the same course. If you take Sociology you receive the same credit whether you have Mrs. Auriemma or Mrs. Gambale. Science (Issues and Adventures) grants the same credit whether you take Dr. Spindler or Mr. DiForte.
- The deadline to withdraw from the program (drop the class) is Friday, January 17, 2020. If you do not drop by January 17th, you will be scheduled for the course and it will not be dropped after the spring term begins.
- Enrollment in the College Now Program is voluntary. However, once enrolled there is a mandatory commitment. You will be expected to attend all classes and complete course requirements. Students who do not successfully complete the course will receive a failing grade on both their high school and college transcripts. Failing grades may negatively affect college acceptances and financial aid.
Please see one of the following staff members if you have any questions:
Program Coordinator, Mrs. Gannon, S135
Counselor, Mrs. Gambale-Kubiak, S121
Representative, Mrs. Granowski, S135
COLLEGE NOW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS SPRING 2020
COMMUNICATIONS: Mass Communications
Communications have had a global impact on everyone's life, personal and professional. This course will introduce all areas of mass communications and media literacy through the study of radio, television, film, newspapers, magazines, books and the Internet.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Intro to Criminal Justice
While many students are curious about the crime problem, few have a clear understand of its causes, the techniques that the police use to combat it, and the legal principles that guide judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys. This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore and understand the aforementioned, and other, pressing questions. It uses an historical perspective to understand the development of crime and the evolution of methods to fight it. From political science, it borrows the concepts of the rule of law, individual rights, due process, and theories of power. Sociology provides knowledge on criminology and the structure of organizations, and psychology helps us understand the criminal mind.
FILM: The Creative Medium
To recognize the film medium as a creative art, the historical, social, psychological and aesthetic elements of selected films are studied as illustrations of this creative force.
HUMANITIES: Modern Humanities: Arts & Ideas NOT OFFERED SPRING 2020
This course introduces students to outstanding literature, art, film and music from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. By exploring the way these subjects are related, students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern American culture and the individuals who influenced the humanities. The Humanities give students a chance to find a cultural identity. The study of art, music, literature, theater, dance, film and other creative cultural endeavors in an interrelated historical context can lead to the discovery of meaning in life beyond the day-to-day reality of breadwinning needs-fulfillment.
MATH: Elements of Statistics
Introduction to probability and statistics including tabulation and graphing of distributions, central and dispersion tendencies, comparison techniques, correlations and predictive techniques. Instruction and practice in the use of desk calculators, and the basic language. Recommended for students planning careers in economics, education, psychology, sociology, data processing and environmental technology.
SCIENCE: Issues and Adventures in Science, Dr. Spindler
Science 1 explores scientific issues through integration of concepts and techniques from the biological, physical, and health sciences. Issues examined include mankind's development of self-knowledge as studied through research on sleep, aging, pain, Alzheimer's disease, climate change, communication and body language. Students create a presentation. Many other areas of science enter into the course through these presentations (including prions, bulimia, incest, fibro dysplasia, and the mating rituals of wolves). The course is capped by launching solid rocket fuel rockets that were built by the students in the class.
SCIENCE: Issues and Adventures in Science, Mr. Di Forte
Science 1 explores scientific issues through integration of concepts and techniques from the biological, physical, and health sciences. Issues include but are not limited to: the formation of the universe and the origin of life, the evolution of mankind, the human brain and the impact of drugs, sleep and various disorders pertaining to it, the dual nature of biotechnology, and the ethical and moral dilemmas brought on by our vastly changing medicinal and technological capabilities. Students perform dissections and are required to write a research paper. Many other areas of science enter into the course through this student led inquiry. The course is concluded with a comprehensive and cumulative final.
SCIENCE: The Science of Nutrition
Biology 70 presents the principles of nutritional science and does not require previous science background. Biological and chemical principles are explained and applied to nutritional science as required. The course begins with an introduction to basic nutritional principles and the systems organization of the human body. Study of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system follows. Nutrients are then considered sequentially - water, carbohydrates, lipids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Discussions of body weight maintenance and loss, healing, common diseases, herbs, pregnancy diets, athletic nutritional needs, environmental contamination of the body, and current nutritional advertising occur in the context of each major course area. Students are encouraged to ask questions; those of general interest will be covered in class; those of a more personal nature will be deferred and answered privately.
SOCIOLOGY: The Individual & His/Her World
Issues of current significance are studied using concepts and methodologies of the behavioral and social sciences, especially sociology. Coursework is brought to life by relating the topics of violence, authority, work, leisure and popular culture to course readings, discussions, films and students' life experiences.
THEATRE ARTS: Intro to Theatre
You may NOT register for the same course or teacher you have already taken.