Course Descriptions

  • Course Description Information

    Here are the links for the Course Description Booklet and Course Selection Sheets for the 2021-2022 school year. 
     
    To aid in your course selections, please visit the NYS Dept. of Education website here for the current NYS Diploma Requirements Family Resources Page. This page includes translated materials as well! (**PLEASE note that this updated version of the NYS Diploma Requirements supercedes the information found in the 21-22 Course Description Guide.) 
     
     
     
     

    Open Electives

    2021/2022

    Availability in courses subject to change as some listed below have limited openings. Please refer to the New Paltz High School Description Guide for additional course information and prerequisites. The deadline to add/drop courses is Monday, September 20, 2021.

    Block 1A

     

    Full Year:

    Civil Engineering

    Creative Crafts

    Digital Electronics

    Drawing and Painting

     

    Semester 1:

    Anatomy and Physiology

    AP US Government & Politics

    Art of Film

    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    Field Biology

    Journalism

    Oceanography

     

    Semester 2:

    AP Macroeconomics

    Journalism 2

    Psychology

     

    Quarter 3:

    Keyboarding

     

     

    Block 1B

    Full Year:

    Creative Crafts

     

    Semester 1:

    Forensic Science

    Introduction to Marketing

    Public Speaking

     

    Semester 2:

    Public Speaking

     

     

    Block 2A

     

    Full Year:

    AP Psych

    Digital Design and Drawing

     

    Semester 1:

    Computer Graphics

    Computer Science 1

    Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Film

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Journalism

    Personal Finance

     

    Semester 2:

    Black History 2

    Computer Graphics 2

    Computer Science 2

    Voice 1

     

    Quarter 1:

    Black History

     

    Quarter 3:

    Poetry

     

    Quarter 4:

    African Drumming

    Keyboarding

     

    Block 2B

     

    Full Year:

    Digital Design and Drawing

    Steam Manufacturing

    Studio Photography

     

    Semester 1:

    Biochemistry

    Black History 2

    Greek Mythology

     

    Semester 2:

    Black History 2

    Forensic Science

    Science Fiction/Fantasy

    Sport Management

     

    Quarter 1:

    Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

     

     

    Block 3A

     

    Full Year:

    Advanced Drawing and Painting

    Band

    French 1

    Studio Art

     

    Semester 1:

    Personal Finance

    Sociology

     

    Semester 2:

    Horticulture

     

    Quarter 3:

    Cultural Anthropology

    Keyboarding

     

     

    Block 3B 

    Full Year:

    Choir

    Advanced Studio Art

     

    Semester 1:

    Accounting 1

    Computer Graphics

    Creative Writing Workshop

     

    Semester 2:

    Computer Graphics 2

     

    Quarter 1:

    Black History

     

    Quarter 2:

    African Drumming

    Black History

     

    Quarter 3:

    Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

     

    Block 4A

     

    Full Year:

    AP Computer Science

    Intro to Engineering Design

    Studio Art

     

    Semester 1:

    Digital Video and Editing 1

     

    Semester 2:

    Advanced Ceramics

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Art of Film

    Black History 2

    Digital Video and Editing 2

    Music Theory

    Personal Finance

     

    Quarter1:

    Health Issues Seminar 11/12

     

    Quarter 2:

    Health Issues Seminar 11/12

     

    Quarter 3:

    Health Issues Seminar 11/12

     

    Quarter 4:

    Health Issues Seminar 11/12

    Poetry

     

     

    Block 4B

     

    Full Year:

    AP Psych

    Creative Crafts

    Drawing and Painting

    Intro to Engineering Design

     

     

    Semester 1:

    AP Microeconomics

    Computer Science 1

    Music History & Pop Culture

     

     

    Semester 2:

    AP Comparative Government & Politics

    Computer Science 2

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Introduction to Marketing

    Music History & Pop Culture

    Music Theory

    Oceanography

     

    Quarter 2:

    Keyboarding

Last Modified on September 2, 2021