• 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, world languages, and 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.
      • Science, Technology, & Engineering
      • Sustainability and Food Ed
      • 3525
      • This interdisciplinary, project-based science course engages students in questions of how food helps us make meaning of the world and mediates our place in the environment. Students will complete a capstone project that addresses a sustainability issue in the school or greater community. While implementing solutions, students will engage in project management skills and may collaborate with community partners to bring about positive change. Course helps prepare students to be global citizens.
      • Minimum grade of B- in Biology. This course counts towards the lab science requirement for graduation.
      • Full year -5.0 credits
      • 11, 12
      • CP
      • STEAM, Global, CCC
      • All years
      • A1, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2
    • 2.
      • 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
    • 3.
      • 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 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
    • 4.
      • 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
    • 5.
      • Music
      • Wind Ensemble
      • 8521
      • The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) offer a Wind Ensemble experience for 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
    • 6.
      • World Language
      • Global Perspectives Spanish I (CP)
      • 4112
      • This course introduces students to the basic vocabulary and structure of the Spanish language. Content is 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. This course is modified to meet the needs of individual students. Novice High proficiency level is the goal.
      • Teacher recommendation required
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9
      • CP
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2
    • 7.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Computer Science I : Business Applications and Technologies
      • 5811
      • A course designed to explore a number of new and innovative technologies used in Business and Computer Science. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Code.org, Python, Visual Basic, etc.
      • 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
      • A course designed to explore a number of new and innovative technologies used in Business and Computer Science. Create cartoon and graphic animations with Animation Shop. Learn how to make visually appealing applications and games with Code.org, Python, Visual Basic, etc.
      • 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 Code.org environment. Web programming, App development and Video Game design. 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 Code.org environment. Web programming, App development and Video Game design. 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 - 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
    • 16.
      • 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
    • 17.
      • World Language
      • Global Perspectives Spanish II (CP)
      • 4113
      • This course continues the progress begun in Global Perspectives Spanish I. Students continue to expand their proficiency and explore the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic resources. They hear and speak Spanish more frequently as it becomes the language of the classroom. This course is modified to meet the needs of individual students. Novice High is the proficiency goal.
      • Teacher recommendation required
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 10
      • CP
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2
    • 18.
      • 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
    • 19.
      • 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
    • 20.
      • Business & Computer Science
      • Introduction to Computer Science
      • 5810
      • Introduction to Computer Science offers the unique opportunity for 9th graders to learn programming and website development. This course will have a heavy focus on coding and developing applications and games to prepare you for the Computer Science field which continues to see significant growth.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 9
      • CP
      • Computer Science, Media & Communication
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C3
    • 21.
      • World Language
      • Global Perspectives Spanish III (CP)
      • 4114
      • Students further increase their vocabulary & writing skills; develop reading comprehension and cultural understanding. This course is modified to meet the needs of individual students. Intermediate Low is the proficiency goal.
      • Teacher recommendation is required. This course may be offered in combination with Global Perspectives Spanish IV.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11
      • CP
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2
    • 22.
      • 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).
      • AP Computer Science Principles & Teacher Recommendation
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 12
      • AP
      • Computer Science, Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A2, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2, C3
    • 23.
      • World Language
      • Global Perspectives Spanish IV (CP)
      • 4115
      • Students continue to increase their language proficiency and understanding of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. This course is modified to meet the needs of individual students. Intermediate Mid is the proficiency goal.
      • Teacher recommendation is required. This course may be offered in combination with Global Perspectives Spanish III.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 12
      • CP
      • Global
      • All years
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2
    • 24.
      • Science, Technology, & Engineering
      • Biotechnology (CP)
      • 3423
      • Biotechnology explores technologies at the molecular and cellular level. In this course, students will learn lab techniques used in biotechnology and apply them to real-world situations. The course examines applications of biotech that have contributed to industrial processes, agriculture, forensics, and medicine as well as its role in managing environmental waste and pollution. Students will examine potential careers and emerging applications in biotechnology.
      • A minimum grade of B- in Biology and Chemistry. This course is also offered for Honors credit. This course counts towards the lab science requirement for graduation.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11,12
      • CP
      • Global, STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A3, A4, S1, S2, C1, C2
    • 25.
      • World Language
      • French I (CP)
      • 4101
      • The following courses are for those students who want or need to begin the study of a first or second foreign language in high school. These courses are the equivalent of the Grade 7/8 program. Students acquire practical vocabulary and begin to master the essentials of grammar and structure. They develop basic listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, while exploring the geography, history and culture of countries where the language is spoken. Novice High is the proficiency goal.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 9
      • CP
      • Global
      • As Needed
      • A1, C1, C2, C3, S1, S2