Psychology & Planning
Y Psychology 11 (YPSYC1A) 4 credits
Psychology 11 investigates the biological and behavioral nature of psychology. The emphasis of this course is based upon observable human behavior. The introductory course examines dreams, learning phobias, the brain, personality development, social pressure, perception, states of consciousness and development. Psychology 11 is applied in nature and attempts to relate psychological theories to our daily lives. The course emphasizes labs, experiments, discussions, and homework assignments. Evaluation is based on assignments, two major projects, and a midterm and final examination. Psychology 11 is a prerequisite to Psychology 12 AP.
AP Psychology 12 (APSY 12) 4 credits
Prerequisite: Y Psychology 11
Advanced Placement Psychology 12 provides a general introduction to the theories of psychology as a natural science. Students will examine major theorists, research methodologies, statistics, and the biological basis for behavior. Topics include sensation, perception, biological bases of behaviour, thinking and intelligence, motivation and emotion, theories of development, social psychology, abnormal behaviors and treatment, language, conditioning, development of personality, memory and learning. As this is a college level, academic course, substantial direction and motivation is required by the student. Students may receive credit for introductory Psychology at participating colleges and universities depending on their score on the AP exam in May.
Planning 10 (PLAN 10) 4 credits
This course helps build the skills you need to make smart choices about your future. Skills that will help you beyond graduation, as you move forward with your adult life. You'll do research, set goals and start to make informed decisions about health topics and issues, education and career options, and ways to finance those options. In Planning 10, you start to plan your Graduation Program.
Grad Transitions (GT) 4 credits
Graduation Transitions is the 4 credit grad requirement that has evolved from the Graduation Portfolio. Students will be enrolled in a Transitions 12 class. They will meet the teacher on Tuesday and Thursday each week until they have completed all of the requirements. At that time, they will receive a study period.
Transitions has three main components:
Personal Health – maintain a personal health plan and participate in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Community Connections – students must document 30 hours of work or volunteer experience and reflect on their employability skills
Career and Life – students will create a transition plan that will help them to set goals for post-secondary education and career pursuits.
More information can be found at www.yalesecondary.com under Grad Info and Grad Transitions.