Honors Certified Nurse Assistant:
Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semester 1 credit high school/3 college credits. Students wishing to become Certified Nursing Assistants must pass Gateway Technical College course number 543-300, as well as the certification exam upon course completion. The course consists of a state mandated 120 hours of instruction. 60 hours are classroom/lab instruction, and 60 are clinical experience. The Health Programs Department requires reading, writing and Math competency testing for all applicants. *Academic competency can be demonstrated through ACT scores or the Gateway placement test. Attendance is extremely important. The state of Wisconsin will not issue certification to students that have missed excessive class time. Students who register for this course must make a commitment to attendance in order to be successful. Each student will receive 3 college credits and 1 high school credit upon completion of the course. The classroom portion of the course will be held at Gateway Technical College, Burlington Campus. Clinicals will be completed at a local medical and rehabilitation center. The class will run 7:00-9:00am for the first 60 hours and then 6:30-8:30am for clinicals. Transportation to and from off-campus sites will be student responsibility. An Orientation night will be held in October at the Gateway-Elkhorn campus for parents and students. The date and time are yet to be determined.
Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semesters .5 credits. Study Hall is a period dedicated to quiet study. This is an opportunity for students to complete homework, study for a test, read, utilize study groups, use the computers, consult with a teacher, and so forth. Students in study hall are expected to use the time wisely. If a student wishes to have a year round study hall they must register for both semesters.
Freshman Elective 1 Semester .5 credits taught by Mrs. Phillips and Ms. Reyzer. This is a semester course for students who show need for working more effectively and efficiently in the classroom. The areas of concentration include: managing time; organizing for short-term and long-term assignments; listening for meanings and ideas; taking notes; preparing for tests; improving reading and writing skills; and using a variety of strategies for success.
Prep for College:
Junior Elective 1 Semester .5 Credits taught by Ms. Racky. This seminar style course is designed to help students identify their long-term career and life goals and to help accomplish them. Students will identify their gifts and talents and begin to consider careers in which they could be happy successful. Using these new understandings the students will seek out a college or university that best fits their academic, social, and spiritual requirements. Students will learn the process of applying for colleges by actually doing it in the form mock applications, resumes, exams, interviews, essay etc. Students will discover many parts of the college experience from current college students, former students, and from visiting college campuses.
Teacher Assistant Program (T.A.P.):
Junior/Senior Elective 1 Semesters .5 credits. T.A.P. is a program designed for the teachers and administration at CCHS. Students who are chosen for this program will aide an assigned CCHS staff member for an entire semester. They will be under supervision of the assigned staff member and will be expected to perform assigned duties. This course is designated as Pass/Fail. Students who are interested in this program should be self-motivated, mature, and have a good work ethic.