Virtual Course Offerings in Greene County Public Schools
The school division offers virtual course offerings in a variety of formats to meet the individualized learning needs of each student. Specific information on each program can be obtained through the counseling office at William Monroe High School. Enrollment in virtual courses must be approved by the high school principal and counselor.
Students may take courses through Virtual Virginia, pending approval by their school counselor, building principal, and course availability. A list of course offerings is below. Students wishing to take courses other then those listed below, must receive approval from the school counselor and building principal.
AP Environmental Science Grades 11-12 1 Credit
Advanced Placement Environmental Science is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Student work will be required outside of class time.
AP Physics 1 Grades 11-12 1 Credit
AP Physics 1 is an Algebra-Based course equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics, but designed to be taught over a full academic year to enable AP students to develop deep understanding of the content and to focus on applying their knowledge through inquiry labs. Student investigations emphasize student-centered inquiry instruction and learning. Inquiry investigations foster student engagement in the practices of science through experimenting, analyzing, making conjectures and arguments, and solving problems in a collaborative setting, where students direct and monitor their progress.
AP Psychology Grades 11-12 1 Credit
Students will explore the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals. Students will be exposed to the principles, concepts and phenomena associated with major subfields within psychology, including biological bases of behavior, cognitive and emotional processes, and diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. In accordance with the driving principles of current psychological practice, this course will emphasize scientific method and procedure, ethical standards in research, and critical thinking skills. Student academic performance is expected to meet or exceed the rigorous requirements of an introductory-level college survey course. Student work will be required outside of class time.
AP Statistics Grades 11-12 1 Credit
This course is designed to present strategies for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will work on projects involving the hands-on gathering and analysis of real world data. They will learn to interpret and judge the statistical information in the world around them. Computers and calculators will allow students to investigate and explore statistical concepts. Effective communication skills will be developed through regular written analysis of real data. Student work will be required outside of class time.
AP European History Grades 10-12 1 Credit
The study of European history since 1450 A.D. introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, goals of the course are to develop a) an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing. Student work will be required outside of class time.
AP Microeconomics Grades 11-12 1 Credit
Advanced Placement Microeconomics studies the behavior of individuals and businesses as they exchange goods and services in the marketplace. Students will learn why the same product costs different amounts at different stores, in different cities, at different times. They'll also learn to spot patterns in economic behavior and how to use those patterns to explain buyer and seller behavior under various conditions. Microeconomics studies the economic way of thinking, understanding the nature and function of markets, the role of scarcity and competition, the influence of factors such as interest rates on business decisions, and the role of government in promoting a healthy economy. The equivalent of a 100-level college course, Advanced Placement Microeconomics prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam and for further study in business, history, and political science. Student work will be required outside of class time.
AP French Language and Composition Grades 11-12 1 Credit
The course is a rigorous college level course equivalent to that of a third year course in college. Students should have a strong knowledge of grammar and vocabulary as well as good listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. All instruction, written and verbal communication will be conducted almost exclusively in French. A variety of authentic audio, video and written texts are included. Students will listen to songs, narrations of newspaper and magazine articles, dictations, news reports, movie reviews and other types of sound recordings. Written texts include literature and newspaper and magazine articles. Students will develop speaking skills through verbal interaction with the instructor. Speaking activities include role-plays, oral reports, speeches and picture story telling. Writing a variety of compositions, answering essay questions on assignments and tests and journal writing will enhance writing skills. Students who are enrolled in a Virtual Virginia World Language course will be required to take a nationally recognized examination in their language as part of this course. Student work will be required outside of class time.
AP Spanish Language and Composition Grades 11-12 1 Credit
Advanced Placement Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They study vocabulary, grammar, and cultural aspects of the language, and then apply lessons in extensive written and spoken exercises. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary and a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses. The equivalent of a college-level language course, Advanced Placement Spanish Language prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam and for further study of Spanish language, culture, or literature. Students who are enrolled in a Virtual Virginia World Language course will be required to take a nationally recognized examination in their language as part of this course. Student work will be required outside of class time.