Student course schedules are created by the TCHS Guidance Department on a case-by-case basis. For specific details regarding TCHS Pickering student course schedules, please contact our guidance department:
Lea Scott, Guidance Counselor, LeaS@cciu.org, (610) 933-8877, ext 4214Please note:Courses identified with an * may be offered as an online course by the Brandywine Virtual Academy, a CCIU-operated virtual academy and a TCHS partner. Your student will be allotted time in their schedule to complete these courses at TCHS Pickering. These online courses are taught by a PA-certified, highly qualified teacher, who conducts virtual lectures and provides web-based course materials and assessments.
U.S. History 10
Advanced United States History is a survey course that investigates the roles and responsibilities of citizens throughout American history. This course provides students with a breadth and depth of the knowledge regarding their own history. Beyond this, students are expected to be actively engaged in evaluating their roles as citizens and the rights and responsibilities of all citizens living in a democracy.United States History is a survey course beginning with the exploration and settlement of America and ending with contemporary American society. Emphasis is placed on important economic, political, and social trends in American society since the Civil War. Students work on social science skills of map, chart and graph reading and interpreting. Current events are incorporated into the course to show the relationship between historical events and present day situations. This course is presently offered as a required course for 10th grade students.
Honors U.S. History 10*
Please note: This course is offered based on student interest and staff availability. When offered, this course is open to 10th grade students who have obtained a grade of “B” or better in their previous social studies and English classes. This course takes the place of the standard U.S. history course.
American Government 11
This course is designed for 11th grade students and introduces citizenship skills. Students are expected to develop and utilize analytical thinking skills as they create and discuss solutions to contemporary social problems. Units of instruction include: a review of the historical background of American government; civil rights and responsibilities; the democratic process; the legislative process; the executive branch; the courts and the administration of justice; and, Pennsylvania state government. This course satisfies the Pennsylvania Department of Education graduation requirement for an American government course.
American Government 11 Honors*
This is an accelerated course of study for 11th graders. The course consists of an in-depth study of the topics covered in American Government 11 and includes advanced writing projects.Prerequisite: A or B in 10th grade Social Studies and English classes as well as teacher/counselor recommendation.
Career Education and Work 12
This semester block course helps students to develop self-understanding and to cope with the demands of daily living as they relate to preparation for the world of work. Units of instruction include: entering the world of work, and personal and consumer responsibilities. Students are presented a variety of real life topics through various instructional methods, materials and activities. This course satisfies a Pennsylvania Department of Education graduation requirement for a social studies course.