# 019_High School Course of Study

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019_High School Course of Study

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This is a page from the collection "Bicentennial Reflections: History of Des Moines Public Schools, 1876-1976" by Dr. Robert R. Denny, published by the Des Moines Public Schools in Des Moines, Iowa in 1976.

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1864 - High School Course of Study The very first course which was offered in the school consisted of: Grade D— Reading Definitions Arithmetic Geography Grammar U. S. History Penmanship Declamation Composition Singing Grade B— Algebra Geometry Natural Philosophy Latin Composition Grade C— Spelling Reading Definitions Arithmetic Grammar Algebra Penmanship Declamation Composition Singing Grade A— Trigonometry Astronomy Latin Surveying Botany Composition Rhetoric 1888 - High School Curriculum BUSINESS COURSE First Year First term Bookkeeping Arithmetic Penmanship Rhetoric Physiology Second term Bookkeeping Arithmetic Penmanship Rhetoric Physiology Third term Bookkeeping Arithmetic Penmanship Rhetoric Civil Government Second Year First Term Commercial Arithmetic Commercial Law Algebra Penmanship American Literature Second Term Commercial Arithmetic Commercial Law Algebra Penmanship Physical Geography Third Term Commercial Arithmetic Commercial Law Algebra Penmanship Physical Geography ENGLISH COURSE First Year First Term Physiology Algebra German Rhetoric Second Term Physiology Algebra German Rhetoric Third Term Botany Algebra German Rhetoric Second Year First term Plane Geometry German Botany American Literature Second term Plane Geometry German Physical Geography American literature Third term Solic Geometry Trigonometry German Physical Geography American Literature Third Year First term Bookkeeping German General History Chemistry Etymology Second term Bookkeeping German General History Chemistry Zoology Third term Bookkeeping German Civil Government Chemistry Zoology Fourth Year First term Physics English Grammar English Literature Rhetoric Commercial Law Second term Physics Geology English Literature English History Commercial Law Third term Physics Geology English Literature Arithmetic Review Commercial Law SCIENTIFIC COURSE First Year First term Algebra Rhetoric Physiology Second term Algebra Rhetoric Physiology Third term Algebra Rhetoric Botany Second Year First term Geometry Botany Latin German Second term Geometry Physical Geography Latin German Third term Geometry Physical Geography Latin German Third Year First term Chemistry Etymology General History Latin German Second term Chemistry Zoology General History Latin German Third term Chemistry Zoology Civil Governemtn Latin German Fourth Year First term Physics Latin German English Grammar English Literature Second term Physics Latin German Geology English Literature Third term Physics Latin German Geology English Literature LATIN COURSE First Year First term Latin Physiology Rhetoric Second term Latin physiology Rhetoric Third term Latin Botany Rhetoric Second Year First term Lain Algebra Botany Second term Latin Algetra Physical Geography Third term Latin Algebra Physical Geography Third Year First term Latin Geometry General History German Second term Latin Geometry General History German Third term Latin Geometry Trigonometry Civil Government German Fourth Year First term Latin German English Literature Physics Rhetoric Algebra Review English Grammar Second term Latin German English Literature Physics Geometry Review English History Third term Latin German English Literature Physics Arithmetic Review Trigonometry CLASSICAL COURSE (Preparatory for College) First Year First term Latin Algebra Physiology Second term Latin Algebra Physiology Third term Latin Algebra Botany Second Year First term Caesar Geometry Greed Second term Caesar Geometry Greek Ancient History ancient Geography Third term Caesar, or Cicero Greek Ancient History Ancient Geography Third Year First term Cicero Anabasis Higher Algebra French German Second term Cicero Anabasis Higher Algebra and Geometry French German Third term Cicero, or Virgil Anabasis, or Iliad Higher Geometry French German Fourth Year First term Virgil Iliad Algebra Review French German Second term Virgil Iliad Geometry Review French German Third term Latin Reviews Greek Reviews Arithmetic Review French German