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Academic Electives

Along with our traditional course offerings, Kennedy Catholic also offers other academic electives available to students who are interested. Please see the Course Catalog for a complete listing.

Courses

MI1206 - LEADERSHIP SERVICE I (CTE) (SEMESTER/YEAR)

The course is curriculum based and emphasizes the importance of communication, character, personal growth, and building strong relationships and teams. Also covered will be listening skills, synergy, perceptions, conflict styles, personality, and group formation. A variety of initiatives will be used to facilitate the learning of skills along with various media, to reinforce those skills throughout the semester. This course is an elective credit. Admission is by application only. Please see instructor for application.

MI1209 - LEADERSHIP SERVICE II (CTE) (SEMESTER/YEAR)

Prerequisites: ASB Officers, ASB Coordinators, Senior Class Officers, Senior Class Coordinators, or Leadership Service I.

Leadership Service II provides the opportunity for student leaders to plan and implement student activities. This course may be extended to activities beyond the regular school day. This course is an elective credit. Admission is by application only. Please see instructor for application.

M11102 - PSYCHOLOGY OF PERFORMANCE & SPORT (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: Open to Juniors and Seniors.

This course is a platform for Kennedy Catholic students to gain knowledge and insight for their present and future life in the areas of performance and to develop a better future in whatever they choose to pursue both personally and athletically. At the conclusion of the course, students gain a better understanding of the successes or failures of athletes based on theoretical principles. Students will develop a better understanding as to which psychological techniques help their own performance, not only in a sport setting, but in all performance pursuits (public speaking, academics, and professional settings).

M11102 - LIBRARY/TECHNOLOGY AIDE (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

In this course students will be trained in various aspects of a 21st Century library including research databases, cataloging systems, research assistant needs, technology support and planning activities and displays. Students taking this elective will become thoroughly acquainted with the Lancer Library facility, procedures and services, and will assist in its operation.

MI1204 - INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS LIAISON (CTE) (SEMESTER)

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior native English speaker, application required.

Students will work with the intermediate ESL students to help them improve pronunciation in both reading and conversation, as well as share American culture and traditions. Due to limited space, an application is required.

MI0070 - OFFICE ASSISTANT (CTE) (SEMESTER/YEAR)

Students will do general office procedures in assigned areas by the school on a daily basis. Elective credit will be given.

BE1104 - INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: Course fee; open to Juniors and Seniors.

This course focuses on the basic information and skills important in the recognition of care, prevention, and preliminary rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students will also be introduced to strength and conditioning principles; nutritional concepts; selection of protective equipment; emergency care; and basic anatomy and physiology.

MI1104 - AP PSYCHOLOGY (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: GPA 3.2 or higher; open to Juniors and Seniors.

This course introduces the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The aim is to provide a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology classes.

**NCAA Approval pending

MI1000 - MARKETING/COMMUNICATION AIDE (SEMESTER/YEAR)

Prerequisites: Application process and recommendation

Students will work closely with Kennedy Catholic staff to learn about social media, digital communications and marketing and will represent the student voice on all official school social media accounts. These students will work to incorporate new content and facilitate expansion of the school’s social audience. They may also assist in the school’s recruitment and admissions efforts. Students will be part of strategizing content ideas and planning a monthly social calendar. They will learn how to track social media analytics and use those to develop future posts.