2018-2019 Oak Ridge High Academic Planning Guide

The Academic Planning Guide contains information about every course offered at Oak Ridge High School, graduation credits, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Dual Credit, Industry Certifications, and Middle College. If you have questions, please contact the School Counseling Office at (865)425-9607.

Core Course Outlines

Parents can access instructional materials for courses on Canvas.
Assignment listings will also be posted in Skyward.



In most cases, there are no mentioned assignments or field trips. However, in the case of Linear Algebra, Maple Labs are major assignments, and in the case of Differential Equations, there is a group final project on a mathematical topic of choice. All content can be accessed through Canvas and Skyward.

AGATE 1 and 2 Pacing Guide

Algebra 1
Algebra 1 Pacing Guide
Algebra 1A Pacing Guide
Algebra 1B Pacing Guide
CP Algebra

Algebra 2
CP Algebra 2 Pacing Guide
Algebra 2 Trigonometry Pacing Guide

Algebra 3
Algebra 3 Pacing Guide

Advanced Placement
AP Calculus AB Pacing Guide
AP Calculus BC Pacing Guide
AP Computer Science A Pacing Guide
AP Computer Science Principles Pacing Guide

Dual Enrollment
Precalculus AB Honors
Statistics Pacing Guide
Differential Equations Pacing Guide
Linear Algebra Pacing Guide
Multivariable Calculus Pacing Guide

Geometry Pacing Guide
CP Geometry Pacing Guide
Geometry A Pacing Guide
Geometry B Pacing Guide
Honors Geometry Pacing Guide

Precalculus A/B Pacing Guide
Precalculus B/C Pacing Guide
Precalculus A/B Honors Pacing Guide
Precalculus B/C Honors Pacing Guide

Algebra 3 SAILS Pacing Guide

Applied Mathematical Concepts
Applied Mathematical Concepts


Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology Pacing Guide
Major Assignments: pathology reports (4), cat dissection, history of anatomy paper.
Field trips: none.

AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science Pacing Guide
Major Assignments: eco-column lab; grass decomposition lab; soil design of experiment;  National Park research project; College Board AP exam 5/1/17.
Field Trips: Frozen Head State Park; April 20, 2017


Astronomy Pacing Guide
Major Assignments: planet tourism project, independent research project/presentation, final exam.
Field trips: none.


Biology Pacing Guide
AP Biology
AP Biology Syllabus
CP Biology
CP Biology Syllabus
Major Assignments: Unit exams, dissections, Problem-based learning projects (PBLs.)
Field trips: none.


CP Chemistry
CP Chemistry Pacing Guide
Honors Chemistry
Grade Level: 9-12

Honors Chemistry Pacing Guide
Major Assignments: Each unit will have a test that assesses multiple targets. The test average will make up 50% of the student’s grade.


Honors Genetics I
Grade Level: 11-12

Honors Genetics I Syllabus
Major Assignments: Unit exams, research paper


Geology Pacing Guide
Major Assignments: Final Exam; field trip in late March.


AP Physics 1 and 2
Grade Level: 11-12

AP Physics 1 and 2 Syllabus
Major Assignments: Clock Radio Lab, Post-AP Exam Project Based Learning, AP Exams
Field Trips: UT Engineering Day in October

AP Physics C Mechanics and Electromagnetism
Grade Level: 11-12

AP Physics C Syllabus
Major Assignments: Rocket Lab, Post-AP Exam Project Based Learning, AP Exams
Field Trips: UT Engineering Day in October

General Physics
Grade Level: 11-12

General Physics Syllabus
Major Assignments: Midterm Exam- week of 12/12-12/16; Final Exam- Week of 6/4-6/6.

STEM Algebra
STEM Algebra Pacing Guide

Social Studies


CP Economics
11th – 12th grade

Major Assignments: Business Project
CP Economics Syllabus

European History

AP European History Grade Level: 12
Major Assignments: Enrichment projects (student-directed, options listed in syllabus include book reviews, class presentations, quarterly cultural role-playing events), AP-style written unit examinations, regular and sometimes self-directed college-level reading and research (textbook, primary, and secondary historical sources)
AP European History Syllabus


Government Syllabus


Major Assignments: 2nd term book presentation, 3rd term experiment design, 4th term psychology fair booth.
Field trips: none.
AP Psychology Reading Schedule
Psychology Pacing Guide


Sociology Pacing Guide

US History

AP US History
AP US History Syllabus
US History Pacing Guide

World Geography

World Geography Pacing Guide
World Geography Syllabus

World History

Name of Course: Combined Studies AP World History
Grade Level: 10

Major Assignments: Analytical history notebook (ongoing skills and content labs throughout the year), Oak Ridge Cold War PBL

World History and Geography

World History and Geography Syllabus