• Global Competency Diploma:

    World Globe


    Global Education provides students with the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to participate in an increasingly interdependent world. Through immersion and the study of culture, foreign language, multi-cultural and international issues, students acquire skills and perspectives that equip them to become life-long, active participants in our global community, while also demonstrating an appreciation of cultural diversity and global responsibility.

    The purpose of the program is to promote global awareness in our graduates.

    The first graduates of this special diploma option began with the Class of 2013.

    For more information on specific courses that can be applied toward the academic component please browse the list below.

Courses

  • Program of Studies

    • 1.
      • Music
      • Concert Band (CP)
      • 8121
      • Concert Band rehearses every day for a full year. During the school year the Concert Band performs at concerts, parades, and various school assemblies. Attendance at all performances is mandatory. Grades are based on attendance and participation. Extra Credit can be earned by performing quarterly playing tests.
      • All students interested in enrolling in Concert Band are required to demonstrate for the Dept. Head an ability to read musical notation prior to enrollment.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • CP
      • Global, Visual & Performing Arts
      • All years
      • A1, A3, S1, S2, S3, C1, C2, C3
    • 2.
      • Music
      • Concert Band (H)
      • 8123
      • Concert Band Honors meets concurrently with Concert Band CP. Enrollment is open only to students who receive Dept Head recommendation. Attendance at all performances and is mandatory. Grades are based on attendance, participation, quarterly playing tests, and quarterly writing assignments. Students enrolled in Concert Band Honors are strongly encouraged to take private music lessons on their band instrument with a qualified instructor.
      • Students must be recommended by the band director for Honors Credit
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • Global, Visual & Performing Arts
      • All years
      • A1, A3, S1, S2, S3, C1, C2, C3
    • 3.
      • Music
      • Chorale (H)
      • 8431
      • Chorale is a select vocal ensemble. Members must pass an audition to prove their ability to sing independently and Department Head approval is required. Auditions are held in the spring. Literature is primarily a cappella, chamber, vocal music with an emphasis on quartet and quintet independent singing. Freshman students enrolled in Chorale will take Music Theory for the first semester in the place of Singers. Grading is based on class performance and attendance at all performances.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • H
      • Global, Visual & Performing Arts
      • All years
      • A1, A3, S1, S2, S3, C1, C2, C3
    • 4.
      • Music
      • Wind Ensemble
      • 8521
      • The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) offer a Wind Ensemble experience to young musicians in the area. The Wind Ensemble rehearses at Masco on Mondays after school. Students interested in auditioning should refer to the NMYO website at nmyo.org. Experience playing a wind or brass instrument is required. An audition is required for enrollment.
      • Previous playing experience on woodwind, brass or percussion instrument is required. An audition is required. Auditions are scheduled through NMYO at nmyo.org.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • Visual & Performing Arts
      • All Years
      • A1, A3, S1, S2, S3, C1, C2, C3
    • 5.
      • Music
      • Public Speaking
      • 8524
      • The Public Speaking course will introduce students to a wide variety of skills that will give them the confidence and composure to speak and present in a public forum. Students enrolled in Public Speaking will: develop skills in oral language and all expressive mechanisms, learn key aspects of presenting, learn how to utilize technology and models while presenting, and learn how to organize preparation materials.
      • Half Year - 2.5 Credits
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • Visual & Performing Arts
      • All Years
      • A1, A3, S1, S2, S3, C1, C2, C3
    • 6.
      • Foreign Language
      • Spanish I (CP-2)
      • 4011
      • This course introduces students to the basic sounds and structure of the Spanish language. Simple verb tenses and vocabulary are presented within cultural contexts. English may be used to clarify instruction. Students are encouraged to speak Spanish as they learn basic conversation. Study skills, work habits, and class participation are stressed and weighed appropriately in the grading of the course.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9
      • CP-2
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2
    • 7.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies
      • 5811
      • Explore the World Wide Web to find out what new technology is in store for the future. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Spend time using your creative minds to develop eye-catching commercials with iMovie and Final Cut, the same software used for our morning announcements. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Visual Basic. Set your sights high by developing and displaying your web pages for the entire world to see in learning how to code
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 8.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies (H)
      • 5812
      • Explore the World Wide Web to find out what new technology is in store for the future. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Spend time using your creative minds to develop eye-catching commercials with iMovie and Final Cut, the same software used for our morning announcements. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Visual Basic. Set your sights high by developing and displaying your web pages for the entire world to see in learning how to code
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 9.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies (CP) - All Girls Class
      • 5813
      • All topics found above in the Computer Science I class #5811 will be covered. Web page design and development will figure prominently in the course as well as video production which will be geared towards student interest and trends. Overall, the course will appeal to a female audience with relevant projects and assignments allowing students to have input in the direction of class work.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1,A2,A3,A4,S1,S2,C1,C2,C3
    • 10.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies (H) - All Girls Class
      • 5814
      • All topics found above in the Computer Science I class #5811 will be covered. Web page design and development will figure prominently in the course as well as video production which will be geared towards student interest and trends. Overall, the course will appeal to a female audience with relevant projects and assignments allowing students to have input in the direction of class work.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9,10,11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM,
      • All years
      • A1,A2,A3,A4,S1,S2,C1,C2,C3
    • 11.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science II: Coding and App Development (CP)
      • 5821
      • Students will gain programming and design skills within the Adobe Program Suite. Create computer animations in Flash culminating in a semester ending project animating their own story. Students will combine JavaScript programming and Dreamweaver web design skills to product interactive web sites. Students will learn various concepts in Visual Basic and program a video game of their choosing from scratch. Additional requirements for Honors Level
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 12.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science II: Coding and App Development (H)
      • 5822
      • Students will gain programming and design skills within the Adobe Program Suite. Create computer animations in Flash culminating in a semester ending project animating their own story. Students will combine JavaScript programming and Dreamweaver web design skills to product interactive web sites. Students will learn various concepts in Visual Basic and program a video game of their choosing from scratch. Additional requirements for Honors Level
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 13.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science II: Coding and App Development (CP) - All Girls Class
      • 5823
      • All topics found above in the Computer Science II class #5821 will be covered. Lessons will be geared toward student interest and trends. Overall, the course will appeal to a female audience with relevant projects and assignments allowing students to have input in the direction of classwork.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 14.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science II: Coding and App Development (H) - All Girls Class
      • 5824
      • All topics found above in the Computer Science II class #5821 will be covered. Lessons will be geared toward student interest and trends. Overall, the course will appeal to a female audience with relevant projects and assignments allowing students to have input in the direction of classwork.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 15.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science III: Advanced Coding
      • 5825
      • Students will learn various programming languages including but not limited to Java, CSS, PHP, ActionScript, Python and JavaScript in a coding --- first environment. Students will produce a video game using advanced coding concepts. Students will use Dreamweaver with CSS and PHP programming to develop web sites hosted on line on the Masconomet web server. Students will build Lego Mindstorms robots to complete certain tasks and compete in a class wide Battlebot tournament.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 16.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science III: Advanced Coding
      • 5833
      • Students will learn various programming languages including but not limited to Java, CSS, PHP, ActionScript, Python and JavaScript in a coding --- first environment. Students will produce a video game using advanced coding concepts. Students will use Dreamweaver with CSS and PHP programming to develop web sites hosted on line on the Masconomet web server. Students will build Lego Mindstorms robots to complete certain tasks and compete in a class wide Battlebot tournament.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 17.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science AP
      • 5841
      • If you are interested in a career in computer science and programming, this course is a MUST! Java is one of the more popular programming languages and is widely used to implement network interfaces, Web servers, and e-commerce solutions, as well as standard business applications. Students will learn to use Java to create well-written and readable programs using a disciplined coding style to solve mathematical problems. The curriculum will cover the material found on the AP Exam (A Level).
      • Teacher Recommendation
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 18.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science - Gaming & Industry
      • 5851
      • This course explores game programming and will cover many different game genres including action and adventure, first person, sports, and multiplayer games. It will explore the different types of roles in the game development process from the design phase to technical programming. Students will work independently as well as in team settings to complete major game projects throughout the year utilizing various game development software.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 19.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science - Gaming & Industry
      • 5852
      • This course explores game programming and will cover many different game genres including action and adventure, first person, sports, and multiplayer games. It will explore the different types of roles in the game development process from the design phase to technical programming. Students will work independently as well as in team settings to complete major game projects throughout the year utilizing various game development software.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 20.
      • Science, Technology, & Engineering
      • Bioethics (CP)
      • 3031
      • This semester elective focuses on ethical dilemmas resulting from emerging scientific knowledge and applications. Students examine current issues such as scientific experimentation, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research, gene therapy, reproductive technology and pollution. Students participate in discussions/debates, present projects and write position papers. Students must maintain a journal and read primary source materials.
      • Successful completion of a full year of Biology. This course is also offered at the honors level.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • CCC, Global, STEAM
      • 20-21, 22-23
      • A1, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2
    • 21.
      • Science, Technology, & Engineering
      • Bioethics (H)
      • 3041
      • This semester elective focuses on ethical dilemmas resulting from emerging scientific knowledge and applications. Students examine current issues such as scientific experimentation, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research, gene therapy, reproductive technology and pollution. Students participate in discussions/debates, present projects and write position papers. Students must maintain a journal and read primary source materials.
      • A minimum grade of B- in Biology.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • CCC, Global, STEAM
      • 20-21, 22-23
      • A1, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2
    • 22.
      • Foreign Language
      • Spanish II (CP-2)
      • 4021
      • This course continues the progress begun in Introduction to Spanish. Students continue to learn practical vocabulary and compound verb tenses as well as cultural exploration of the Spanish --- speaking world through reading selections, videos and hands --- on activities. They hear and speak Spanish more frequently as it becomes the language of the classroom. Listening comprehension and simple writing skills develop.
      • (THIS COURSE COMPLETES WHAT TRADITIONALLY HAS BEEN CALLED FIRST LEVEL OF HIGH SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY.)
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10
      • CP-2
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2
    • 23.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Global Economy & International Business
      • 5421
      • This course examines the impact that global cultures and government has on international business from the United States’ point of view. The expansion of United States’ businesses to foreign markets will be analyzed along with the barriers to importing and exporting products abroad. International cultures will be examined as they relate to international marketing and the need for American products to adapt if they wish to be successful.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • CCC, Computer Science, Global
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 24.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Global Economy & International Business
      • 5441
      • This course examines the impact that global cultures and government has on international business from the United States; point of view. The expansion of United States businesses to foreign markets will be analyzed along with the barriers to importing and exporting products abroad. International cultures will be examined as they relate to international marketing and the need for American products to adapt if they wish to be successful.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • H
      • CCC, Computer Science, Global
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 25.
      • Foreign Language
      • Spanish III (CP-2)
      • 4031
      • This course continues to teach the essentials of Spanish grammar and structure. Students further increase their vocabulary, writing skills; develop reading comprehension and cultural understanding. Written and spoken Spanish are emphasized as Spanish is the language of the classroom. (AT THE END OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL HAVE COMPLETED THE SECOND LEVEL OF SPANISH.) This course will be offered in conjunction with Spanish II CP.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11
      • CP-2
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2