Concentrations

FTC Academic Concentrations

Promoting academic engagement, exploration and investment

 

  • Seven concentrations are currently available in several areas, including STEM, Arts & Humanities, and Business/Occupational Readiness
  • Students will be better engaged in their education by selecting an area of concentration for junior and senior years
    • This format will allow students to invest in areas of educational interest
    • It will also a lot of flexibility by allowing every student to take up to 5 additional flex electives, so that students can also explore other areas of interest
    • Requirements are built so that students are pursuing areas of interest, as well as preparing for post-secondary education
  • How will it work?
    • During freshmen and sophomore years, student will satisfy all of their core requirements, leaving junior and senior years open for concentrations and exploration
    • By mid-way through sophomore year, FTC students have the opportunity to select an academic concentration


 

Academic Concentration Example Requirements 2021-22

 

SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

  • Science req = 4 credits
  • English/SS = 1 credit
  • Math = 3 credits
  • Open electives = 5 credits

ENGLISH CONCENTRATION

  • English req = 5 credits
  • Math/Sci = 1 credit
  • Soc Studies = 1 credit
  • Open electives = 6 credits

MATH CONCENTRATION

  • Math req = 4 credits
  • Eng/SS = 1 credit
  • Science = 2 credits
  • Related arts = 1 credit
  • Open electives = 5 credits

LIBERAL ARTS CONCENTRATION

  • Social Studies = 4 credits
  • English = 2 credits
  • Math = 2 credits
  • Science = 1 credit
  • Open electives = 4 credits

TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION

  • Technology req = 4 credits
  • Eng/SS = 1 credit
  • Math = 2 credits
  • Science = 1 credit
  • Open electives = 5 credits

ARTS CONCENTRATION

  • Arts req = 4 credits
  • English = 2 credits
  • Math/Sci = 1 credit
  • Social Studies = 1 credit
  • Open electives = 5 credits

BUSINESS CONCENTRATION

  • Business = 1 credit
  • Money Mgt/Career Readliness = 1 cr
  • Comm/Composition = 1 credit
  • Business Math = 1 credit
  • Social Studies = 1 credit
  • Technology = 2 credits
  • Math = 1 credit
  • Open Electives = 5 credits

Notes

  • All students are prepared to pursue post-secondary education, regardless of the area of concentration
  • All concentrations include writing intensive courses, as well as communications so that students are prepared for future employment as well as post-secondary education

Click on this link for descriptions of the FTCHS Course Offerings:
FTCHS Course Offerings.pdf