Currently Approved Innovative Courses—Organizations Other Than School Districts

Currently Approved Innovative Courses sponsored by organizations other than school districts

Please direct any questions or requests for course requirements and course descriptions to the contact listed next to each course.

Course NamePEIMSAbbreviationCreditsContactExpiration
 Advanced Placement (AP) Research N1100014APRES1Sarah Leonard
The College Board
TBD*
 In the AP Research course, students further their skills acquired in the AP Seminar course by understanding research methodology; employing ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question.
 Advanced Placement (AP) Seminar N1130026APSMNR1Sarah Leonard
The College Board
TBD*
 AP Seminar is a foundational course that aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) I–IV

N1290001
N1290002
N1290030
N1290033

AVID1
AVID2
AVID3
AVID4

1/2–1

Avid Center 
www.avidonline.org  

2018-2019

The AVID elective class provides academic and social support for students entering rigorous coursework for the first time in their educational career. AVID I–IV provides schools a mechanism for elevating previously middle performing students up to completion of at least the Recommended High School Program.

Basics of Student Project Management

N1270151

PROJMAN

1

Brooke Education Services,
Pamela Bissa, pbissa@brookeeducationservices.com

TBD*

Basics of Student Project Management is designed students to gain insight and skills in the overall disciplines and general practices of student project management, and how to organize and plan a project, how to monitor, control, and communicate the production of the project, and how to promote continuous usage of project management skills.

Database Fundamentals (Information Technology Cluster)

N1302801

DATAFUND

1/2–1

Oracle
 www.oracle.com  

TBD*

Students will learn how to transform business requirements into an operational database utilizing a top-down, systematic approach. This course covers the concepts of both relational and object-relational databases.

Database Programming (Information Technology Cluster)

N1302802

DATAPROG

1/2–2

Oracle
 www.oracle.com  

TBD*

Students will be introduced to the PL/SQL Programming language. PL/SQL is the procedural language extension to SQL and is Oracle Corporation's standard data access language for relational databases.

Engineering: The Digital Future 
(STEM cluster) 

N1303751

ETDF

1/2–1

The Infinity Project
 ipmail@infinity-project.org

TBD*

This course focuses on the fundamentals of modern engineering and technology in the information and communications age. To generate and maintain students and faculty interest, engineering and design examples are drawn from wireless and telecommunications, the Internet, electronic music, and other multimedia technologies popular in today's culture.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Film, Standard Level(SL)/High Level (HL)N1290320
N1290321
 IBFILMSL
IBFILMHL
1 Texas IB Schools (TIBS)TBD*
 The IB Film courses develop students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts, theories, and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations, and cultures.

Foundations of Intensive Language Acquisition and Support (FILAS)

N1280040

FILAS

1

ESC Region 1, www.esc1.net
Amy Mares, amares@esc1.net  

TBD*

This one-credit course replaces English for Newcomers A. It is designed for recent immigrant and/or recently arrived English language learners (ELLs) who are unschooled or have limited schooling. This course will assist students to become proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. It prepares students to succeed in the American public school system.

Functional FitnessN1160011FUNFIT1GenerationFit
Laurie Gotcher
TBD*
 Functional Fitness is designed to teach sustainable fitness through core strength and conditioning, regardless of fitness level, body composition, or athletic ability.

Internetworking Technologies (Cisco) I–II
(Information Technology Cluster)

N1302803
N1302804

INTNET1
INTNET2

1–3

ESC Region XI,
Gay Berryman
gberryman@esc11.net

TBD*

Cisco I is an introduction to Home and Small Office Networking. Cisco II provides student with skills to network a small to medium business or and Internet Service Provider (ISP).

PeaceKeepers I–II

N1290024
N1290025

PEACE1
PEACE2

1/2–1

paxUnited®,
Cary Trout

2016-2017

This course is a curriculum based, peer mediation program offering selected middle and high school students the opportunity to work in a field experience practicum where they become trained mediators for their peers on their own campus or on feeder school campuses.

Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) I–II

N1290005
N1290006

PAAL1
PAAL2

1/2–1

Worker's Assistance Program, Inc.
http://palusa.org/contact/  

2018-2019

Peer Assistance and Leadership courses utilize the potential of youth to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities. PAL® nurtures and builds capacities to help youth develop protective factors, helping them to achieve school and social successes which lead to a productive life.

Peers Accepting Learning & Sharing I–II

N1290040
N1290041

PRALS-1
PRALS-2

1/2–1

Prevention Education Associates
 serrano@educating.org

2016-2017

The Peers Accepting Learning and Sharing–Peer Assistance course is intended to provide a field experience for young people who are potentially interested in careers in education and related helping professions.


Reconnecting Youth

N1290007

RECONYT

1/2

Reconnecting Youth, Inc.
Beth McNamara

2018-2019

The three central goals of this course are to increase students' academic performance, decrease students' drug involvement, and decrease suicide risk among students.

Sports Medicine I–II

N1150040
N1150041

SPORTMD1
SPORTMD2

1

Texas State Athletic Trainer's Association (TSATA), www.tsata.com   (outside source)

2016-2017

This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine. Sports Medicine II involves outside-of-class time homework and time required working with athletes and athletic teams.

Sports Medicine III

N1150044

SPORTMD3

1

Texas State Athletic Trainer's Association (TSATA), www.tsata.com (outside source) 

TBD

Sports Medicine III will provide a logical progression for students that have advanced through the sports medicine courses. This course will provide opportunities for advanced students to research, investigate, prepare, and present article reviews, case studies, research projects, visual poster presentations, and multimedia presentations on instructor-approved topics.

StrengthBank: A Relationship Initiative

N1290037

STRNBNK

1/2

StrengthBank Inc.,
sandra@strengthbankinc.org

2016-2017

StrengthBank® tier of courses develops proficiency in relationships by promoting the discovery, and directional prowess from each student's inborn, unique bank of strengths and its accompanying physical, mental, and relational equipment for a productive life and/or career.

Student Leadership

N1290010

STUDEAD

1/2–1

Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), www.tassp.org (outside source) 

2018-2019

This course provides an opportunity to study, practice, and develop group and individual leadership and organizational skills.  These skills include the structure of leadership, organization and managerial skills, citizenship, goal setting, group processes, and communication.

Teen Leadership

N1290012

TEENLDR

1/2–1

The Flippen Group, www.flippengroup.com (outside source)

2018-2019

Teen Leadership is a course in which students develop leadership, professional, and business skills. They learn to develop a healthy self-concept, healthy relationships, and learn to understand the concept of personal responsibility.

Young Leaders for Healthy Change

 N1150045

 YGLEADHC

1/2

 ACTIVE Life, Inc., 
http://www.activelifehq.org/ (outside source)

TBD*

Young Leaders for Healthy Change, moves beyond a traditional health education framework and is for students interested in becoming ambassadors for healthy change. This unique approach to health promotion utilizes a constructivist model, incorporating the use of technology and social media.

* To be Determined: The expiration of these courses coincide with the adoption of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the related subject area.