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DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN I - ART035

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course deals with the fundamentals as they pertain to two-dimensional design. The units include basic drawing, color theory, painting, and printmaking. Some beginning three-dimensional design may be included in this course.

DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN II - ART037

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Drawing, Painting & Design I or instructor review of portfolio.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course will cover problems dealing with composition, art styles, and creative imagination using several drawing and painting media. These will include pastels, ink, charcoal, transparent watercolor, acrylics, tempera, and other water-based techniques.

DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN III - ART039

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Drawing, Painting & Design II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This is an advanced course in problem solving related to instruction in canvas stretching and preparation, oil techniques, mixed media, and a variety of illustration techniques which involve drawing, collage, photo transfer, encaustic, and resist media.
This course is repeatable for credit with instructor’s permission.

3D MODELING AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING I - TT1213

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Art Cross Credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Are  you courious about 3D printing, 3D modeling and artistic design? Those are just some of the creative design and engineering tools you will learn in this project-based class. Students will come up with their own creative, original designs, 3D model them on the computer and then manufacture those designs using computer aide manufacturing tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters. Students will learn to bridge the gap between art and engineering. Anyone interested in design, art, engineering architecture and manufacturing will benefit from this class.

3D MODELING AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING II - TT1214

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Art Cross Credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course will build on the creative and technical design skills you learned in 3D Modeling and Creative Engineering I. In this course you will learn more advanced techniques with 3D printers, 3D modeling and laser cutters. You will also learn to use more advanced fabrication techniques and advanced design concepts. Students will get more freedom to customized their artistic projects to fit their personal interest and career goals.

CERAMIC POTTERY & SCULPTURE I - TT1230

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: AR1230
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course serves as an introduction to ceramic materials, equipment, skills and techniques. Students will apply three dimensional design using traditional ceramic techniques such as hand-building, tile production and throwing on a potter's wheel. Emphasis will be placed on the design of both functional and non-functional forms. Surface treatment and glaze applications are introduced. Students will analyze historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of ceramics. Students wil explore careers in the visual arts.

CERAMIC POTTERY & SCULPTURE II - TT1231

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: AR1231
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is an intermediate study of ceramic materials, equipment and techniques. Students will apply three dimensional design using traditional ceramic techniques such as slab and mold. Throwing functional work on a potter's wheel is emphasized. Students will apply applique, impressing and incising as methods of surface treatment. Sponge, scratch and wax resist techniques will be used as decorative approached to glazing. Students will analyze and interpret historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of ceramics. Students will explore careers related to ceramic production and manufacturing.

CERAMIC POTTERY AND SCULPTURE III-IV - TT1232/TT1233

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART009
Prerequisites: CERAMIC POTTERY AND SCULPTURE I-II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

This course is an advanced study of ceramic materials, equipment and techniques. Students will apply three dimensional design using traditional ceramic techniques such as slab and molds. Advanced throwing techniques are emphasized. Students will apply burnishing, slip trailing and inlay as methods of surface treatment. Banding, masque and wash techniques will be used as decorative approaches to glazing. Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of ceramics. Students will develop a personal portfolio and explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

 

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY I - TT1056

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART056
Course Description: 

Capture the moment or create it!  This course is an exploration of photography, cameras, and materials.  Students will develop their ability to artistically communicate through the operation of manual 35 mm and digital cameras.  Students will produce a quality photographic print portfolio. 

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY II - TT1057

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART057
Prerequisites: Studio Photography I
Course Description: 

Capture the moment, or create it – part two!  It’s time to wow and amaze yourself with your newfound photography skills.  Studio Photography II takes you to the next level by continuing creative concepts such as advanced exposure, printing, special effects, digital manipulation, and studio lighting techniques.  Special emphasis is placed upon photography as an art form, and critique of personal work.  Students will produce a final gallery quality print portfolio.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY III - TT1058

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART058
Prerequisites: Studio Photography II
Course Description: 

Are you looking to develop your personal style of photography?  Students will refine their skills by exploring professional photographers’ work and alternative techniques.  They will continue to develop their expertise in color photography and studio lighting.  Students will integrate critiques that connect professional work to personal work.  A final gallery quality print portfolio will be produced.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY IV - TT1059

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART059
Prerequisites: Studio Photography III
Course Description: 

 

Studio Photography IV focuses on the skills needed for a career in the photographic field as well as continuing to build one’s personal portfolio.  Students will work professionally, seek commissions from clients, learn business basics, and build a professional print and electronic portfolio.  They will also work around a personal theme and exhibit a display in the community.  Submitting a “2-D Design” portfolio using photography as a medium is an option for student to receive AP credit.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY I - TT1039/TT1639

Content Area: CTE Automotive
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: CC1039/CC1639
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course introduces the basic skills that are used in the automotive repair industry. Students are provided with an overview of automotive systems that include four-cycle gasoline engines, automotive preventive maintenance, brake repair, electrical systems, engine performance, suspension and steering. This class uses NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) task lists as the foundation for the course.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY III-IV - 2 HR/DAY - TT2041/TT2042

Content Area: CTE Automotive
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
# of Credits: 2.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC2041/SC2042
Prerequisites: Auto Technology I and II or Auto Technology I-II - 2 HR/DAY
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Today’s automotive repair industry has taken on a new sophistication.  It requires advanced training and diagnostic skills.  The class is a nationally certified program.  This can put you on your way to an extensive knowledge of the automobile for your own use, or possibly a career in this field. 

These courses are repeatable for additional credit with instructor’s permission.

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE - TTI033

Content Area: CTE Automotive
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is designed for students with little or no experience with automobiles and their systems. The students will have hands-on experiences in car care that includes changing oil, tires and fluids, safety checks, basic car servicing and detailing. Students will also learn to make informed consumer choices when purchasing a car.

ACCOUNTING I-II - BUS101/BUS102

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT501/MAT502
Course Description: 

Today’s accounting students are tomorrow’s leaders – in business, education, government, and more. Learn to speak the language of business. Gain hands-on experience with manual and computerized accounting systems while completing the accounting cycle. Acquire skills in payroll, tax returns, banking basics, inventory, and depreciation. From entrepreneur to the corporate office, understand how daily transactions impact future business decisions. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

ACCOUNTING III-IV - BUS103/BUS104

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT503/MAT504
Prerequisites: Accounting I-II or Accounting I-II (online)
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Expand your financial knowledge and tools as you move towards your career and future goals. Continue refining your skills with the accounting cycle for a corporation. Specialized topics include departmentalized accounting, inventory control, non-collectible accounts, accrued items, distributing dividends, cost of merchandise sold, international sales, and notes payable. Increase your skills and with it your opportunities and possibilities. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING - TTI127

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT127
Prerequisites: Introduction to java Programming or by instructor approval
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Are you ready to develop your own computer applications? This course teaches the skills required to develop graphical programs using the Java language. Assignments are project-based and include examples such as creating calculators, simple games and porjects based on your own interests.

BUSINESS ENGLISH I (online) - BUS511

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS509 or ENG509
Course Description: 

This course covers how to communicate effectively in real-world situations by preparing students to function in a business setting. For business purposes students will learn how to write emails and letters, as well as resumes and cover letters. They will gain experience in writing messages, preparing for presentations and meetings, and learning the importance of editing to increase the impact of written and oral communication.

BUSINESS ENGLISH II (Online) - BUS512

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ENG512
Prerequisites: Business English or Business English I (Online)
Course Description: 

This course further develops students’ real world communication abilities. Students will study instructional writing, produce effective presentation graphics, create a business plan to start their own company, and explore the impact of ethics in a business setting while honing their written and oral communication skills.

BUSINESS LAW - BUS107

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: SOC107
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Do you want to scream “objection, your honor!” while watching legal shows on TV? Have you ever thought about being a lawyer, or do you want to learn more about your legal rights?  Are you planning on a career in business? Then Business Law is the course for you! We’ll dive into contracts, your rights as a consumer, discrimination in the workplace, partnerships, personal injury cases, crimes, and how our court system works. We’ll even have an opportunity to visit the King County Courthouse in Seattle to watch real courtroom action. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class

BUSINESS MATH I-II - BUS105/BUS106

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS108/BUS109 or MAT105/MAT106
Course Description: 

Are you interested in business-related careers and how math applies to the real world? If so, you will find this course is the one for you.  Topics include banking services, payroll, purchasing merchandise, stocks, taxes, and insurance.  You will use Excel spreadsheets to problem solve, create functions and formulas, work with variables, and create graphs to analyze relationships.  Business Math will allow you to learn business and consumer concepts that will be useful throughout your life.  This course may fulfill two semesters (1.0 credit) of the math requirement.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

BUSINESS MATH I-II (Online) - BUS108/BUS109

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS105/BUS106 or MAT408/MAT409
Course Description: 

Are you interested in business-related careers and how math applies to the real world? If so, you will find this course is the one for you.  Topics include banking services, payroll, purchasing merchandise, stocks, taxes, and insurance.  You will use Excel spreadsheets to problem solve, create functions and formulas, work with variables, and create graphs to analyze relationships.  Business Math will allow you to learn business and consumer concepts that will be useful throughout your life.  This course may fulfill two semesters (1.0 credit) of the math requirement.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I - BUS015

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS018
Course Description: 

Gain the top computing skills college courses demand and the job market expects.  This is an intermediate course designed to provide students with technology skills required for graduation using industry standards.  Students will use Microsoft Office applications for personal, school, and/or work related situations.  Students may have the opportunity to take an industry level certification exam and/or earn college credit for this class.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II - BUS017

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Computer Applicatons I or Computer Applications I (Online)
Course Description: 

Perfect your skills with the Microsoft Office applications and take industry standard certification exams to prove your proficiency with technology.  This advanced computer applications course takes students to the expert level in word processing and spreadsheets, and further develops their skills in databases, electronic presentations, and desktop publishing.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class. This course may be repeated for students wanting to take Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams.

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DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN I - ART035

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course deals with the fundamentals as they pertain to two-dimensional design. The units include basic drawing, color theory, painting, and printmaking. Some beginning three-dimensional design may be included in this course.

DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN II - ART037

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Drawing, Painting & Design I or instructor review of portfolio.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course will cover problems dealing with composition, art styles, and creative imagination using several drawing and painting media. These will include pastels, ink, charcoal, transparent watercolor, acrylics, tempera, and other water-based techniques.

DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN III - ART039

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Drawing, Painting & Design II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This is an advanced course in problem solving related to instruction in canvas stretching and preparation, oil techniques, mixed media, and a variety of illustration techniques which involve drawing, collage, photo transfer, encaustic, and resist media.
This course is repeatable for credit with instructor’s permission.

3D MODELING AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING I - TT1213

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Art Cross Credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Are  you courious about 3D printing, 3D modeling and artistic design? Those are just some of the creative design and engineering tools you will learn in this project-based class. Students will come up with their own creative, original designs, 3D model them on the computer and then manufacture those designs using computer aide manufacturing tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters. Students will learn to bridge the gap between art and engineering. Anyone interested in design, art, engineering architecture and manufacturing will benefit from this class.

3D MODELING AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING II - TT1214

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Art Cross Credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course will build on the creative and technical design skills you learned in 3D Modeling and Creative Engineering I. In this course you will learn more advanced techniques with 3D printers, 3D modeling and laser cutters. You will also learn to use more advanced fabrication techniques and advanced design concepts. Students will get more freedom to customized their artistic projects to fit their personal interest and career goals.

CERAMIC POTTERY & SCULPTURE I - TT1230

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: AR1230
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course serves as an introduction to ceramic materials, equipment, skills and techniques. Students will apply three dimensional design using traditional ceramic techniques such as hand-building, tile production and throwing on a potter's wheel. Emphasis will be placed on the design of both functional and non-functional forms. Surface treatment and glaze applications are introduced. Students will analyze historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of ceramics. Students wil explore careers in the visual arts.

CERAMIC POTTERY & SCULPTURE II - TT1231

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: AR1231
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is an intermediate study of ceramic materials, equipment and techniques. Students will apply three dimensional design using traditional ceramic techniques such as slab and mold. Throwing functional work on a potter's wheel is emphasized. Students will apply applique, impressing and incising as methods of surface treatment. Sponge, scratch and wax resist techniques will be used as decorative approached to glazing. Students will analyze and interpret historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of ceramics. Students will explore careers related to ceramic production and manufacturing.

CERAMIC POTTERY AND SCULPTURE III-IV - TT1232/TT1233

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART009
Prerequisites: CERAMIC POTTERY AND SCULPTURE I-II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

This course is an advanced study of ceramic materials, equipment and techniques. Students will apply three dimensional design using traditional ceramic techniques such as slab and molds. Advanced throwing techniques are emphasized. Students will apply burnishing, slip trailing and inlay as methods of surface treatment. Banding, masque and wash techniques will be used as decorative approaches to glazing. Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of ceramics. Students will develop a personal portfolio and explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

 

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY I - TT1056

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART056
Course Description: 

Capture the moment or create it!  This course is an exploration of photography, cameras, and materials.  Students will develop their ability to artistically communicate through the operation of manual 35 mm and digital cameras.  Students will produce a quality photographic print portfolio. 

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY II - TT1057

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART057
Prerequisites: Studio Photography I
Course Description: 

Capture the moment, or create it – part two!  It’s time to wow and amaze yourself with your newfound photography skills.  Studio Photography II takes you to the next level by continuing creative concepts such as advanced exposure, printing, special effects, digital manipulation, and studio lighting techniques.  Special emphasis is placed upon photography as an art form, and critique of personal work.  Students will produce a final gallery quality print portfolio.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY III - TT1058

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART058
Prerequisites: Studio Photography II
Course Description: 

Are you looking to develop your personal style of photography?  Students will refine their skills by exploring professional photographers’ work and alternative techniques.  They will continue to develop their expertise in color photography and studio lighting.  Students will integrate critiques that connect professional work to personal work.  A final gallery quality print portfolio will be produced.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY IV - TT1059

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ART059
Prerequisites: Studio Photography III
Course Description: 

 

Studio Photography IV focuses on the skills needed for a career in the photographic field as well as continuing to build one’s personal portfolio.  Students will work professionally, seek commissions from clients, learn business basics, and build a professional print and electronic portfolio.  They will also work around a personal theme and exhibit a display in the community.  Submitting a “2-D Design” portfolio using photography as a medium is an option for student to receive AP credit.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY I - TT1039/TT1639

Content Area: CTE Automotive
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: CC1039/CC1639
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course introduces the basic skills that are used in the automotive repair industry. Students are provided with an overview of automotive systems that include four-cycle gasoline engines, automotive preventive maintenance, brake repair, electrical systems, engine performance, suspension and steering. This class uses NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) task lists as the foundation for the course.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY III-IV - 2 HR/DAY - TT2041/TT2042

Content Area: CTE Automotive
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
# of Credits: 2.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC2041/SC2042
Prerequisites: Auto Technology I and II or Auto Technology I-II - 2 HR/DAY
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Today’s automotive repair industry has taken on a new sophistication.  It requires advanced training and diagnostic skills.  The class is a nationally certified program.  This can put you on your way to an extensive knowledge of the automobile for your own use, or possibly a career in this field. 

These courses are repeatable for additional credit with instructor’s permission.

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE - TTI033

Content Area: CTE Automotive
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is designed for students with little or no experience with automobiles and their systems. The students will have hands-on experiences in car care that includes changing oil, tires and fluids, safety checks, basic car servicing and detailing. Students will also learn to make informed consumer choices when purchasing a car.

ACCOUNTING I-II - BUS101/BUS102

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT501/MAT502
Course Description: 

Today’s accounting students are tomorrow’s leaders – in business, education, government, and more. Learn to speak the language of business. Gain hands-on experience with manual and computerized accounting systems while completing the accounting cycle. Acquire skills in payroll, tax returns, banking basics, inventory, and depreciation. From entrepreneur to the corporate office, understand how daily transactions impact future business decisions. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

ACCOUNTING III-IV - BUS103/BUS104

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT503/MAT504
Prerequisites: Accounting I-II or Accounting I-II (online)
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Expand your financial knowledge and tools as you move towards your career and future goals. Continue refining your skills with the accounting cycle for a corporation. Specialized topics include departmentalized accounting, inventory control, non-collectible accounts, accrued items, distributing dividends, cost of merchandise sold, international sales, and notes payable. Increase your skills and with it your opportunities and possibilities. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING - TTI127

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT127
Prerequisites: Introduction to java Programming or by instructor approval
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Are you ready to develop your own computer applications? This course teaches the skills required to develop graphical programs using the Java language. Assignments are project-based and include examples such as creating calculators, simple games and porjects based on your own interests.

BUSINESS ENGLISH I (online) - BUS511

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS509 or ENG509
Course Description: 

This course covers how to communicate effectively in real-world situations by preparing students to function in a business setting. For business purposes students will learn how to write emails and letters, as well as resumes and cover letters. They will gain experience in writing messages, preparing for presentations and meetings, and learning the importance of editing to increase the impact of written and oral communication.

BUSINESS ENGLISH II (Online) - BUS512

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ENG512
Prerequisites: Business English or Business English I (Online)
Course Description: 

This course further develops students’ real world communication abilities. Students will study instructional writing, produce effective presentation graphics, create a business plan to start their own company, and explore the impact of ethics in a business setting while honing their written and oral communication skills.

BUSINESS LAW - BUS107

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: SOC107
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Do you want to scream “objection, your honor!” while watching legal shows on TV? Have you ever thought about being a lawyer, or do you want to learn more about your legal rights?  Are you planning on a career in business? Then Business Law is the course for you! We’ll dive into contracts, your rights as a consumer, discrimination in the workplace, partnerships, personal injury cases, crimes, and how our court system works. We’ll even have an opportunity to visit the King County Courthouse in Seattle to watch real courtroom action. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class

BUSINESS MATH I-II - BUS105/BUS106

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS108/BUS109 or MAT105/MAT106
Course Description: 

Are you interested in business-related careers and how math applies to the real world? If so, you will find this course is the one for you.  Topics include banking services, payroll, purchasing merchandise, stocks, taxes, and insurance.  You will use Excel spreadsheets to problem solve, create functions and formulas, work with variables, and create graphs to analyze relationships.  Business Math will allow you to learn business and consumer concepts that will be useful throughout your life.  This course may fulfill two semesters (1.0 credit) of the math requirement.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

BUSINESS MATH I-II (Online) - BUS108/BUS109

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS105/BUS106 or MAT408/MAT409
Course Description: 

Are you interested in business-related careers and how math applies to the real world? If so, you will find this course is the one for you.  Topics include banking services, payroll, purchasing merchandise, stocks, taxes, and insurance.  You will use Excel spreadsheets to problem solve, create functions and formulas, work with variables, and create graphs to analyze relationships.  Business Math will allow you to learn business and consumer concepts that will be useful throughout your life.  This course may fulfill two semesters (1.0 credit) of the math requirement.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I - BUS015

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS018
Course Description: 

Gain the top computing skills college courses demand and the job market expects.  This is an intermediate course designed to provide students with technology skills required for graduation using industry standards.  Students will use Microsoft Office applications for personal, school, and/or work related situations.  Students may have the opportunity to take an industry level certification exam and/or earn college credit for this class.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II - BUS017

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Computer Applicatons I or Computer Applications I (Online)
Course Description: 

Perfect your skills with the Microsoft Office applications and take industry standard certification exams to prove your proficiency with technology.  This advanced computer applications course takes students to the expert level in word processing and spreadsheets, and further develops their skills in databases, electronic presentations, and desktop publishing.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class. This course may be repeated for students wanting to take Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS - BUS002

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

This course is designed to provide students with technology skills required for graduation. It is a comprehensive course where students apply computer skills to business and personal applications.  It emphasizes learning to type by touch and other data input technologies.  Presentation skills, databases, spreadsheets, charting and word processing skills will be introduced. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

DIGITAL DESIGN I-II - TTA010/TTB010

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: ARA010/ARB010
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Do you want to learn how to manipulate images for social media? Do you want to design graphics or make animations? Students in Digital Design will learn to create and edit illustrations, images and animations. This course utilizes the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite which may include Photoshop, Illustrator and Animate. Coursework is project based and designed to imporve students' digital and technology skills. This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for art equivalency credit.

FINANCIAL ALGEBRA - TT0696/TT0697

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA0696/MA0697
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II
Course Description: 

Now is the time to start understanding finance in mathematical terms and gain confidence in your ability to manage money—the tools to become financially responsible.  This course is designed to build on your prior math knowledge while taking you step-by-step through strategies that will help you learn the time value of money.  Real-world problems in investing , credit, banking, auto insurance, mortgages, employment, income taxes, budgeting, planning for retirement, and more are solved by applying the relevant mathematics.  The course employs algebra, pre-calculus, probability and statistics, and calculus to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life.  Interactive components, e-learning, digital resources, graphing calculators, and spreadsheet activities/graphs will enhance this course.

GAME PROGRAMMING - TTI129

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT129
Prerequisites: Introduction for Java Programming or AP Computer Science
Course Description: 

This course for experienced programmers will provide you with everything you need to get started in game development.  You will learn to write exciting and interactive games for various platforms.  Your objective will be to build the game of your dreams!

 

INTRODUCTION TO JAVA PROGRAMMING - TTI125

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT125
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II is required. Computer Applications I or Computer Applications I recommended.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Are you interested in a career in Computer Programming or Engineering? This introductory course in Java is aimed at students with little or no prgramming experience. Students will complete small programming projects that relate to real world applications using object-oriented programming concepts. Course work is problem-based and may be the starting point for an exciting career in the field of computer science.

MARKETING I-II - BUS049/BUS050

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS051/BUS052
Course Description: 

Why would someone pay $250 for a handbag, shoes or tickets to an athletic event? Wonder what it takes to run your own business? In this hands-on class, you’ll find the answers to these questions and many more about the role marketing plays in business and life. This course focuses on sales, advertising, and how to be successful in life and work. Students will have the opportunity to participate and travel through DECA, a marketing club. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credits for this class.

MARKETING III-IV - BUS055/BUS056

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS057/BUS058
Prerequisites: Marketing I-II or Marketing I-II (Online) or instructors permission
Course Description: 

What does it take to start and run a coffee empire like Starbucks or a fashion industry leader like Nordstrom? In this course you will dive into how to start and run your own business. Students will have the opportunity to partcipate and travel through DECA, a marketing club. Students may ahve the opportunity to earn college credits for this class.

MARKETING OPERATIONS I-II - BUS084/BUS085

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Application or interview may be required.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

STUDENT STORE! Students will work hands-on with all aspects of store operations, analyzing product costs, determining pricing and developing relationships with vendors. Students will develop skills in customer service, proper money-handling, teamwork, marketing, problem solving, and technology. Students will have the opportunity to participate and travel through DECA, a marketing club. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credits for this class.

MARKETING V-VI - BUS067/BUS068

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Marketing III-IV
Course Description: 

Social Media Marketing! Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest. Learn how to apply your social media skills to the business world. Students will have the opportunity to participate and travel through DECA, a maketing club.

MEDICAL OFFICE APPLICATIONS - BUS021

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

Gain the top computing skills college courses demand and the job market expects.  In this class, students are able to transfer general office skills to the medical office; emphasizing technology skills using Microsoft Office applications for personal, school, and work-related situations.  This class incorporates medical terminology and systems to provide students with the skills needed to work in the health care industry today.  At the completion of the class, students will have the opportunity to take an industry-level computer software certification exam.

WEB DESIGN I - TTI131

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Familiarity with keyboard or Computer Essentials is recommended
Course Description: 

Do you want to impress your friends with your website? Are you stuck using common templates and layouts and want to learn more advanced ways to express your creativity? Take Web Design I and learn to design professional looking websites that will amaze your family and friends. Students will learn HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Java Scripting, and professional web site development tools.

 

CAREERS IN CULINARY ARTS I - TT1254

Content Area: CTE Culinary Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Creative Cooking, or instructor approval.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Do you have a passion for cooking? This class follows the National Restaurant Association Pro-Start program. You will obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s Card and demonstrate professional culinary skills that will apply to careers in the food and hospitality service industries. Participation in this program includes catering experiences and customer service skills. Let food be your music and make your meals rock!


 

CAREERS IN CULINARY ARTS II - TT1255

Content Area: CTE Culinary Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Creative Cooking, or instructor approval.
Course Description: 

Do you have a passion for cooking? This class follows the National Restaurant Association Pro-Start program. You will obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s Card and demonstrate professional culinary skills that will apply to careers in the food and hospitality service industries. Participation in this program includes catering experiences and customer service skills. Let food be your music and make your meals rock!

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN I-II - TTI170/TTI171

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1170/MA1171
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II
Course Description: 

Engineering Design is a project based course that gives you a hands on learning experience at becoming an engineer in a variety of fields. Starting from a problem statement, you will investigate the reasons for the problem, and what others have done to solve it. You will ceate and analyze new and better solutions to the problem (from concept level to detailed level). You build and test a prototype or proof-of-concept of your solution using tools such as Solid Works, 3D printing, laser engraving, robotics programming, soldering and electroncis. Innovative thinking and cutting edge technology will allow you to engineer practical solutions for real world problems.

ENGINEERING DRAWING I - TT1221

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1221
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course provides students with an entry level survey of various types of techniques and drawing applications used in the engineering field.  A basic level of manual drafting, lettering, scaled drawing and computer-aided drawing techniques will be explored.  Students will work through orthographic, isometric and auxiliary view drawings.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

 

ENGINEERING DRAWING II - TT1223

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1223
Prerequisites: Engineering Drawing I or teacher permission.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Engineering Drawing I.  This course will use a variety of software applications to develop drawings used in engineering and architectural fields.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

ENGINEERING DRAWING III - TT1225

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1225, TT1258, or MA1258
Prerequisites: Engineering Drawing II or teacher permission
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Engineering Drawing II. Students will develop skills with advanced techniques of computer-aided design, solid modeling, and working with exploded views of drawings. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

ENGINEERING DRAWING IV - TT1226

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1226, MA1259, or TT1259
Prerequisites: Engineering Drawing III or Engineering Drawing III (online) or teacher permission
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Engineering Drawing III.  Students are able to develop a culminating graphic project for the purpose of developing a portfolio of higher level drawings and related engineering documents with a variety of drawing software applications. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

MATERIAL SCIENCE I - TTI139

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC1139
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course investigates the chemical and physical properties of material commonly used in manufacturing. Through experiments, projects, and class work, students will study the atomic structure of metals and ceramics and analyze their unique properties.  Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of chemistry to engineering, engineering design, and manufacturing.

MATERIAL SCIENCE II - TTI140

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: SCI140
Prerequisites: Material Science I
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course investigates the chemical and physical properties of material commonly used in manufacturing. Through experiments, projects, and class work, students will study the atomic structure of glass, polymers and composites and analyze their unique properties.  Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of chemistry to engineering, engineering design, and manufacturing.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING I - TT1153/TT1653

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1153/MA1653
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

The goal of the class is for students to develop basic skills and understanding of both the mechanical portion and software programming portion of robotics and how these two parts must be combined to cerate a functioning robot. An example project is starting with basic driving commands for a robot and ending the project with a Sumo Robot contest requiring students to create an autonomous control program for their robot. A similiar project based approach is taken with the mechanical portion of robotics using the six simple machines that are the building blocks of all machines.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING II - TT1154/TT1654

Content Area: CTE Engineering
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MA1154/MA1654
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II and Robotics I
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Robotics Engineering I. This course allows students to safely apply design, development, manufacturing, and modeling principles in the identification and resolution of robotics engineering problems. Course elements include instruction in physics of robotics, robotics systems and subsystems, robotics programming, robotics fabrication, robotics operations, feedback and control systems, autonomous and tele-operated control, system testing, analysis, troubleshooting, aerospace manufacturing and quality control.

CAREERS IN EDUCATION INTERNSHIP - FCS007

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Careers with Children and instructor’s permission; private transportation required
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This class is a continuation of Careers with Children course.  Have you always dreamed of becoming a teacher? Do you want to inspire others and make a difference? In this course, you will become an intern for a teacher in a Kent School District elementary or middle school classroom. Whatever you are interested in teaching from music to science to general classroom instruction, there is a placement waiting for you! Complete your professional protfolio while teaching in a classroom.

CAREERS WITH CHILDREN - FCS003

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

Have you always dreamed of a career involving children? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s educational experience? Gain valuable skills working with school-age children at an elementary school while you develop a professional portfolio documenting your knowledge and experience. Instruction includes child development, learning styles, and the special-needs of children. Successful completion qualifies you to take Careers in Education Internship where you can apply your skills at an elementary/secondary field site.

CREATIVE COOKING - FCS021

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Are you hungry? Are you curious about how to prepare your favorite dish? Explore the world of food and learn basic cooking skills for home, career, and entertainment. Prepare delicious baked goods, hearty soups and pastas, and a variety of appetizing dishes. Prepare your food with a flare and make it visually appealing. Sign up now! Your reservations have been made.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERNSHIP - FCS008

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Exploring Childhood or instructor's permission. Passing a background check and a tuberculosis test to work with young children may be required depending on internship location and to comply with state law.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Do you dream of a career working with young children? Do you want a change from the regular classroom? Would you like to work with the staff in the high school daycare/preschool/special needs department?  This class is for you!  Plan and teach lessons and discover the joys of watching children learn.  Gain skills you will use working as a future teacher, daycare director, or  parent.  Earn your STARS professional certification by successfully completing this course and Exploring Childhood. 

EXPLORING CHILDHOOD - FCS001

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

Do you love little kids? Do you want to work with little children or become a parent some day? Learn about how children develop from birth to age five. Discover the challenges of pregnancy and infant care through caring for an electronic baby. As a positive role model, you will mentor children, by becoming an educational buddy and planning and teaching lessons. Successful completion qualifies you to take Early Childhood Internship and work towards your STARS professional certificate. Passing a background check to work with your children may be required depending on internship location and to comply with state law.

 

FAMILY HEALTH (online) - FCS124

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: FCS100, PHY100 or PHY124
Course Description: 

 

Required:        All students must take Family Health, Family Health (online), or Health for Life Skills

 

How will the choices you make today determine the rest of your life? Take your life into your own hands by learning how to have an active role in developing a healthy lifestyle for yourself and those around you. Participate in interactive lessons, class discussions, simulations, and presentations to help you answer personal questions. Topics include stress management, healthy relationships, mental health, disease prevention, nutrition and wellness, human sexuality, substance abuse and addiction, and goal setting.

FOOD AND FITNESS - FCS002

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: PHY002
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Would you like to learn how to cook healthy foods and earn a P.E. credit?  Come join us to make your favorite foods the healthy way.  Analyze your current eating habits and improve your food choices.  Enjoy nutritious cooking labs and fun physical activities to help you look and feel your best.  Experience a variety of non-competitive fitness activities.  Take this class and learn to set goals for self-improvement.

LIFE ON YOUR OWN - FCS011

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: FCS012
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

 

Are you ready for life after high school? Learn how! Can you cook a delicious meal on a budget? Would you like to explore careers that fit your personality? Ace a job interview? Do you know how to make your money grow and spend it wisely? Learn how to get along with future roommates and co-workers. Discover what a positive dating relationship looks like. This class will help prepare you for the realities of your future. Take this class and be a step ahead in life.

LIFE ON YOUR OWN (online) - FCS012

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: FCS011
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Are you ready for life after high school? Learn how! Can you cook a delicious meal on a budget?  Would you like to explore careers that fit your personality? Ace a job interview? Do you know how to make your money grow and spend it wisely? Learn how to get along with future roommates and co-workers.  Discover what a positive dating relationship looks like. This class will help prepare you for the realities of your future. Take this class and be a step ahead in life.

 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - TT0710/TT0711

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SCI710/SCI711
Prerequisites: INTEGRATED SCIENCE III-IV
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

This class introduces students to anatomical terminology and the essential principles of human

 

anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed upon the structure and function of body systems

 

and the components within each system. Students will learn about the interactions between

 

the many different systems and how they work together to maintain normal internal

 

environments within the human body. The laboratory component includes the use of

 

microscopes, dissections, observations, models and experimentation to enhance students'

 

experiences with both anatomical and physiological concepts. A variety of health careers will also

 

be explored within each unit, exposing students to the plethora of careers available in the

 

health care field.

 

This course meets the Washington StateCareer- & College-Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

 

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCES - TT1091

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

This class will provide an overview of numerous health occupations and the career potential in health related careers. Students will gain knowledge of the rapidly changing health care industry, the newly emerging equipment and the skills needed to adapt to these changes. The course will cover careers in health care and human services, basic medical terminology, and job-seeking skills as well as developing a career portfolio.

SPORTS MEDICINE I - TT1095/TT1695

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC1095/SC1695
Prerequisites: 9th grade science recommended
Course Description: 

This course will provide an overview of numerous careers in the health-care field.  As a science-based class, it is focused on development of core health science knowledge.  As a year-long program, it will introduce students to the leadership skills necessary to pursue careers in athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, personal training, massage therapy, nutrition, medicine, and other health-related careers.  Course content will include medical terminology, introduction to human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness, strengthening and conditioning, injury prevention, First Aid and CPR, basic athletic training skills, rehabilitation techniques, and therapeutic modalities.

SPORTS MEDICINE II - TT0696/TT1696

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC1096/SC1696
Prerequisites: Sports Medicine I
Course Description: 

This course will provide an overview of numerous careers in the health-care field.  As a science-based class, it is focused on development of core health science knowledge.  As a year-long program, it will introduce students to the leadership skills necessary to pursue careers in athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, personal training, massage therapy, nutrition, medicine, and other health-related careers.  Course content will include medical terminology, introduction to human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness, strengthening and conditioning, injury prevention, First Aid and CPR, basic athletic training skills, rehabilitation techniques, and therapeutic modalities.

SPORTS MEDICINE III - TT1097/TT1697

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC1097/SC1697
Prerequisites: Sports Medicine I and II or Sports Medicine I-II - 2 HR/DAY
Course Description: 

This course is a year-long program in which students will advance and strengthen the skills gained in Sports Medicine I-II.  Students will work toward gaining competency and mastery in sports medicine related skills while working with community members and various teams and professionals.  These skills will be addressed in all content areas through in-depth investigation of the human anatomical systems, therapeutic modalities, as well as advanced skills in leadership, athletic training, and strengthening and conditioning.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a job shadow in a related fitness, health, sports, or medicine setting as a part of the class.

SPORTS MEDICINE IV - TT1098/TT1698

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC1098/SC1698
Prerequisites: Sports Medicine III
Course Description: 

This course is a year-long program in which students will advance and strengthen the skills gained in Sports Medicine I-II.  Students will work toward gaining competency and mastery in sports medicine related skills while working with community members and various teams and professionals.  These skills will be addressed in all content areas through in-depth investigation of the human anatomical systems, therapeutic modalities, as well as advanced skills in leadership, athletic training, and strengthening and conditioning.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a job shadow in a related fitness, health, sports, or medicine setting as a part of the class.

SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICUM - TTI093

Content Area: CTE Health
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: May be taken concurrently or after the completion of Sports Medicine I-II, or with instructor's permission.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Sports Medicine Practicum is offered as a 7th hour class (after school).  Each student’s schedule will vary and shall be coordinated with the instructor.  This course offers the student intense practical application of the concepts and skills gained in Sports Medicine I-IV, or may serve as an introduction into the world of medicine for the student who may wish to explore medical careers.  Students will be able to put into practice their athletic training skills while working with various school athletic teams; and will practice their leadership abilities as student athletic training aids performing skills such as athletic taping, general first aid, and injury assessment.  Students may be responsible for their own transportation to and from after school events.

This course is repeatable up to six times for credit.

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AVIATION FUNDAMENTALS: FLIGHT I-II - TTI009/TTI010

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT609/MAT610
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing. Geometry I-II recommended..
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Fee:  A fee will be charged for materials, flight and simulator time. The fee is negotiated and determined each spring.


Required: Students must provide their own transportation to Crest Airpark and other related training sites that are a part of the program.  Permission to drive must be secured through the student’s home high school.  Students must pass the necessary background checks and meet the training requirements as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


Course Description: This course will include flight time at Crest Airpark.  The flight time consists of piloting time in both an actual airplane and a FAA-approved flight-training device. Additionally, the course involves observation time while occupying the backseat of a four-place airplane. Pre-flight and post-flight ground instruction time is also included. Students must also enroll in Aviation Fundamentals: Ground I–II.

AVIATION FUNDAMENTALS: GROUND I-II - TTI007/TTI008

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT607/MAT608
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing. Geometry I-II recommended.
Course Description: 

Required: Students must provide their own transportation to Crest Airpark and other related training sites that are a part of the program.  Permission to drive must be secured through the student’s home high school.  Students must pass the necessary background checks and meet the training requirements as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


Course Description: This course will include classroom instruction in preparation for the FAA private pilot examination. Students attend class at Crest Airpark for two hours per day. Required flight time hours are scheduled outside of the normal school day.  Students must also enroll in Aviation Fundamentals: Flight I-II.

BIOTECHNOLOGY I-II - TTI083/TTI084

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SCI083/SCI084
Prerequisites: Integrated Science III-IV
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course allows students to explore the latest technologies used for biological research through hands-on activities with equipment found in cutting-edge research labs.  Students will also investigate controversial issues related to new technology, such as genetically modified foods and the use of animals in research.  They will learn how to form well-justified arguments and have productive discussions with their peers about these issues.  Finally, as a part of the bioinformatics unit, students will learn to use the same computer databases used by scientists working with DNA sequences.

CAREER CHOICES I (Online) - TT1761

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

In this course, students will explore their strenghts, interest, values, and skills; learn how to select and pay for education after high school, including completeing the FAFSA or WASFA; research and compare different careers; complete a job portfolio; and prepare to ace the job interview. Several porjects in this course meet graduation requirements for Culminating Project/High School & Beyond Plan.

CAREER CHOICES II (Online) - TT1762

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

In this course, students will learn how to navigate key aspects of the workplace including co-worker relationships, hours of work, pay, benefits, ethics, and employer and employee responsibilities regarding safety, discrimination, harassment, and equal opportunity.

COSMETOLOGY I-II - 4 HR/DAY - TT4061/TT4062

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 4 hours per day
# of Credits: 4.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC4061/SC4062
Prerequisites: Senior standing. Student must have a plan in place to meet their graduation requirements.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Fee:  A fee will be charged for a beauty school kit payable at the beginning of training.

Required:  Students must provide own transportation to and from the beauty college.  Prior to admission into the program, each student must complete an entrance application and be interviewed.  Details of the program (including additional fees and school hours) are negotiated with the beauty college each year and will be outlined at the orientation meeting.


Course Desription: This course includes training in theory and practical exercises in the art and science of cosmetology.  Student will learn hair, skin, and nail care along with disinfection and safety procedures taught to state standards.  Students will learn wet and dry styling, shampooing, cutting, coloring, perming, and relaxing the hair.  Students train in the classroom and under actual salon conditions.  Course training prepares students for the Washington State Cosmetology Licensing Examinations.

COSMETOLOGY I-II - 5 HR/DAY - TT5061/TT5062

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 5 hours per day
# of Credits: 5.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SC5061/SC5062
Prerequisites: Senior standing. Student must have a plan to meet their graduation requirements.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Fee:  A fee will be charged for a beauty school kit payable at the beginning of training.

 
Required:  Students must provide own transportation to and from the beauty college.  Prior to admission into the program, each student must complete an entrance application and be interviewed.  Details of the program (including additional fees and school hours) are negotiated with the beauty college each year and will be outlined at the orientation meeting.


Course Description: This course includes training in theory and practical exercises in the art and science of cosmetology.  Student will learn hair, skin, and nail care along with disinfection and safety procedures taught to state standards.  Students will learn wet and dry styling, shampooing, cutting, coloring, perming, and relaxing the hair.  Students train in the classroom and under actual salon conditions.  Course training prepares students for the Washington State Cosmetology Licensing Examinations.

JOURNALISM PRODUCTION - TTI030

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course provides an opportunity to develop and use journalism skills in brainstorming, interviewing, writing, layout, design, photojournalism, and advertising through production of the school newspaper both in print and online.  Students will explore legal and ethical issues related to press freedom and responsibility.  Accuracy, fairness, consistent AP style and collaboration are stressed.

MANUFACTURING INTERNSHIP - TTI508

Content Area: CTE Specialty
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The Manufacturing Internship course will provide students with exposure to this career field with a unique and personalized experience that take place outside of the classroom. This non-paid internship will take place at a business or non-profit that would allow a student to be exposed to this career field in a real-world situation. Students must apply to participate in this program. Placements will be based upon a student's application, and an interview process with the worksite manager. A school district internship specialist will coordinate the required contract and learning plan with the student, parents/guardians, worksite manager, and school. The worksite manager serves as the site supervisor and mentor for the student in the internship program. Students must complete 90 hours in the internship to qualify for 0.5 high school credit. To qualify for this internship students must have completed the 10th grade, be at least 16 years old, and be able to provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Outline:

Career Exploration

Teamwork

Leadership Skills

Health & Safety

Legal Aspects of Employment

Job-related Skills

 

THEATRE TECHNICIAN I - TT1101/TT1601

Content Area: CTE Theatre/Media
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

Theatre Technician I class is designed to give hands-on experience using the newest techniques and technologies in professional theatre. Theatre Tech I focuses on the technical skills needed to pursue employment as a theeatre technician. Students practice and learn skills while working on school play productions. Areas of study include:

* Scenice design/painting/construction

*Lighting and sound

*Costumes and makeup

*Stage properties

*Career opportunities

Students will be trained using industry standard equipment. Students who excel in the class will have the opportunity to be hired as a paid technician at school events while still in school.

THEATRE TECHNICIAN II - TT1102/TT1602

Content Area: CTE Theatre/Media
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Theatre Technician class II is designed to give the Theatre Tech I student more advanced hands-on training using the newest techniques and technologies in professional theatre. Theatre Tech II broadens the scope of training to include design in all of the major areas backstage. Areas of study include:

*Technical Direction/Stage Management

*Lighting

*Publicity

*Sound

*Scenic Design and Construction

*Master Carpentry

*Costumes and Make up

*Properties

*House Mangement

*Career Development

Students will be trained using industry standard equipment. Students who excel in the class will have the opportunity to be hired as a paid technician at school events while still in school.

VIDEO PRODUCTION I - TTI020

Content Area: CTE Theatre/Media
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Cross Credit .5 Art
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Lights, Camera, Action! Ever want to be a director, editor, writer or producer? This course will leave you energized. Learn new technical knowledge, skills, and artistic techniques to produce fun video projects. Instruction includes storyboarding, camera operation, lighting, directing, producing, audio editing and video editing.  Share your projects with family and friends, and enter local film competitions. This course qualifies for .5 Art cross credit.

VIDEO PRODUCTION II - TTI021

Content Area: CTE Theatre/Media
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Cross Credit .5 Art
Prerequisites: Video Production I
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

"Quiet on the set! Actors ready. Roll film.” Take the skills you learned in Video Production I to the next level. Combine those technical skills with your artistic techniques to bring video projects to life. Learn advanced lighting, filming and audio techniques. Edit your videos using industry-standard software. Share your projects with family and friends, and enter local film competitions. “Cut, print, that’s a wrap!” This course qualifies for .5 Art cross credit.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION - ENG172/ENG173

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. They will think as they analyze various works of American literature through oral and written responses.  Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The purpose of this course is to help students “write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives.” (The College Board, AP  English Course Description, May 2007, May 2008, p. 6)

This elective AP course satisfies the Core English 11 graduation requirement.

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION - ENG107/ENG108

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Core English 11 or Honors English 11 or College Literature
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

A two-semester course designed to give students a college freshman-level literature course that may earn college credit. The course emphasizes literary ideas in a variety of forms: poetry, fiction, and drama. Readings will be drawn from a variety of high-level historical and cultural contexts.   This elective AP course satisfies the Core English 12 graduation requirement.

BUSINESS ENGLISH I (Online) - ENG511

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS509 or ENG509
Course Description: 

This course covers how to communicate effectively in real-world situations by preparing students to function in a business setting. For business purposes students will learn how to write emails and letters, as well as resumes and cover letters. They will gain experience in writing messages, preparing for presentations and meetings, and learning the importance of editing to increase the impact of written and oral communication.

This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for Language Arts equivalency credit.

BUSINESS ENGLISH II (Online) - ENG512

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS512
Prerequisites: Business English or Business English I (online)
Course Description: 

This course further develops students’ real world communication abilities. Students will study instructional writing, produce effective presentation graphics, create a business plan to start their own company, and explore the impact of ethics in a business setting while honing their written and oral communication skills.

This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for Language Arts equivalency credit.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURE - ENG175/ENG176

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is a comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English.  Emphasis will be on cross-cultural comparison of literary works.  Readings in English will be assigned with an option to read selected texts in the original languages.  This elective UW in the High School course satisfies the Core English 12 graduation requirement.

 

Note:  This course is equivalent to the University of Washington course “Writing in Comparative Literature”, course number C LIT 240.  Student can register to earn five (5) college credits through the University of Washinton in the High School Program.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL COMPOSITION - ENG154

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation, senior standing strongly recommended, juniors with special permission.
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This college composition course requires students to challenge typical assumptions, to think independently and with originality as they learn to develop and support an “arguable claim.” The course emphasizes the writing process and engages the student in multiple revisions. Students are expected to practice and demonstrate logical critical thinking in their final products. This course is eligible for five University of Washington credits in English, which may be transferable to other colleges or universities. There is a fee for university credit. This course will also prepare students for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Examination. The course enables students to earn a maximum of five college credits either through the University of Washington or through the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Examination.  This elective course satisfies the Core English 12 graduation requirement.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LITERATURE - ENG155

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Senior standing recommended.
College Credit Option: AP, College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This college course challenges students to analyze the “argument” inherent in a literary work and to learn to present their own interpretations of literature as ‘argument’ as well. The class requires students to develop their own interpretations, rather than learn one or more interpretations supplied by the teacher. Students will learn what makes an interpretation valid and will practice developing and supporting independently developed interpretations of the literature studied. This course is eligible for high school language arts or elective credit toward graduation. It is also eligible for five University of Washington English credits which may be transferable to other colleges or universities. There is a fee for university credit. This course will also prepare students for the Advanced Placement Literature Examination. The course enables students to earn a maximum of five college credits either through the University of Washington or through the Advanced Placement Literature Examination.  This elective course satisfies the Core English 12 graduation requirement

CORE ENGLISH 10 - ENG162/ENG163

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will read purposefully and automatically, actively using comprehension and vocabulary strategies when encountering difficult text and/or reading for specific purposes. Students will refine their ability to develop content and academic vocabulary. Students will analyze and/or synthesize information from literary and informational texts to deepen understanding of Contemporary World Literature through oral and written responses. Students will make increasingly sophisticated connections and adjust understandings as they gain knowledge. They will challenge texts by drawing on evidence from their own experience and wide reading. Students will read for pleasure and select books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will further refine their use of the writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will use reflective practice to critique their work, use constructive feedback to improve their writing, evaluate their progress, and set future goals. Schools will determine the possibility of students achieving an Honors designation on their transcript by completing Honors level requirements.

CORE ENGLISH 11 - ENG164/ENG165

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will interact with literature to make personal and global connections and adjust understandings as they construct new meaning. Students will think critically and creatively as they analyze various works of American Literature through oral and written responses. Students will independently read for pleasure and select books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will further refine their use of the writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing, including the opposition in persuasive/argumentative writing. Students will create original pieces of writing by identifying and emulating author’s use of language, style, purpose and perspective. Students will conduct independent research and document their work accurately. Students will communicate effectively and demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between speaker and audience. Students will use reflective practice to critique their work, use constructive feedback to improve their writing, evaluate their progress, and set future goals. Schools will determine the possibility of students achieving an Honors designation on their transcript by completing Honors level requirements.

CORE ENGLISH 12 - ENG166/ENG167

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will interact with literature to make personal and global connections and adjust understandings as they construct new meaning. Students will think critically and creatively as they analyze various works from contemporary literature through oral and written responses. Students will independently read for pleasure and select books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will create original pieces of writing by identifying and analyzing themes and genres of various works of literature. Students will hone their use of the writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing including the opposition in persuasive/argumentative writing. Students will refine their independent research skills for presentation. Students will hone their communication skills by effectively demonstrating their understanding of the relationship between speaker and audience. Students will use reflective practice to critique their work, use constructive feedback to improve their writing, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

CORE ENGLISH 9 - ENG160/ENG161

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will read purposefully and automatically, beginning to actively use comprehension and vocabulary strategies when encountering difficult text and/or reading for specific purposes. Students will increase their content and academic vocabulary. Students will analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to make increasingly sophisticated connections and adjust understandings as they gain knowledge. They will challenge texts by drawing on evidence from their own experience and wide reading of Medieval through Modern World Literature. Students will read for pleasure and select books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will further extend their use of the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Individual and group presentations will afford students the opportunity to develop their communication skills and strategies. Students will use reflective practice to critique their work, use constructive feedback to improve their writing, evaluate their progress, and set future goals. Schools will determine the possibility of students achieving an Honors designation on their transcript by completing Honors level requirements.

DEBATE I-II - ENG501/ENG502

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SOC501/SOC502
Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to competition of ideas through the practical art of persuasive speech. Emphasis is placed on analysis of facts, logical and psychological organization of persuasive speech, and actual delivery of speeches under competitive conditions. Students will be encouraged to work on various forensic types of speeches, i.e.: oratory, extemporaneous, impromptu, and interpretive reading. Students should register for this course only if he/she is willing to do the extra work involved. Students will need to acquire an awareness of world affairs and current issues.

FICTION WRITING - ENG317

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Creative Writing or instructor’s permission
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This is a workshop course in which students create stories in various forms. It is designed for students with special interest or skill in writing.

HONORS ENGLISH 10 - ENG168/ENG169

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will read purposefully using comprehension and vocabulary strategies when encountering difficult text and/or reading for specific purposes in a challenging curriculum that promotes an accelerated pace for learning. Students will analyze and/or synthesize complex language within literary and informational texts to deepen understanding of Contemporary World Literature. Oral and written responses will demonstrate students’ ability to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources. Students will make increasingly sophisticated connections and adjust understandings as they construct new meaning. They will challenge texts by drawing on evidence from their own experience and wide reading. Students will read for pleasure and select books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will further refine their use of the writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will use reflective practice to critique their work, use constructive feedback to improve their writing, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.  This elective honors course satisfies the Core English 10 graduation requirement.

HONORS ENGLISH 9 - ENG905/ENG906

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will read purposefully and automatically, actively using comprehension and vocabulary strategies when encountering difficult text and/or reading for specific purposes in a challenging compacted curriculum. This environment will promote an accelerated pace for learning while students continue to deepen their understanding of complex text and language within Medieval to Modern literature. Oral and written responses will demonstrate students’ ability to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources. Students will make increasingly sophisticated connections and adjust understandings as they gain knowledge. They will challenge texts by drawing on evidence from their own experience and wide reading. Students will read for pleasure and select books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will further extend their use of the writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.  This elective honors course satisfies the Core English 9 graduation requirement.

POETRY WORKSHOP - ENG319

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Creative Writing
Course Description: 

This is a workshop course whose primary focus is the creation of poems. It is designed for students with special interest in writing poetry.

LANGUAGE ARTS - ELL001

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA 21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Credit:  This course is .5 English Credit per semester. Can be repeated for an additional semester (up to 1.0 credit total).
Description: 
This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound and complex sentences; participating in conversations, discussions and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts, and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specfic words, phrases and frequently occuring expressions.  Emphasis is on building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction; writing to sources by using evidence from text, both literary and informational; and regular practice with complex text and its academic language.  Course content is aligned with English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and follows district ELA instructional framework.  This course may be combined with Language Development I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE ARTS II - ELL002

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Credit:  This course is available for .5 Elective Credit or .5 English Credit.  Students can earn ONLY .5 Credit towards their English requirement from ELL courses each semester.

Description: 
This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound and complex sentences, praticipating in conversations, discussions, and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts, and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specific workds, phrases and frequently occuring expressions. Emphasis is on building knowlege through content-rich nonfiction, writing to sources by using evidence from text, both literary and informational, and regular practice with complex text and its academic language. Course is aligned with grade-level English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  This course may be combined with Language Development II course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT I - ELL013

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Credit:  .5 Elective Credit

Description:  This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in understanding and generating simple and compound sentences, determining the meaning of frequently occuring words, phrases, and expressions, and beginning to use academic and content specific vocabulary in conversations and discussions. Emphasis is on building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, writing to sources by using evidence from text, both literary and informational, and regular practice with complex text and its academic language. Course content is aligned with English Language Proficiency standards, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework. This course may be combined with Language Arts I to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT II - ELL014

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Credit: .5 Elective Credit or .5 English Credit.  Students can earn ONLY .5 Credit towards their English requirement from ELL courses each semester.

Description: 
This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound and complex sentences, participating in conversations, discussions, and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts, and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specific words, phrases and frequently occuring expressions. Emphasis is on building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, writing to sources by using evidence from text, both literary and informational, and regular practice with complex text and its academic language.   Course content is aligned with grade-level English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and follows district ELA instructional framework.  This course may be combined with Language Arts II course to form a two-hour block.

HEALTH FOR LIFE SKILLS - PHY003

Content Area: Health
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

Required: .5 credit of health for graduation.

Grading: Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.
Course Description: Kent School District high school students in health education will evaluate the impact of independent and interdependent choices on personal wellness. Students will also analyze relationships and social decisions, investigate self-esteem and goal setting, and create a model for evaluating community wellness. Instructional topics will include the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease, stress management, substance abuse, sexuality and relationships. Personal and public accountability will be measured through written and verbal forms, simulations, visual displays, and multimedia projects.
 

ALGEBRA I-II - MAT201/MAT202

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Algebra 1.  They will learn to solve many problems involving functions:  linear, quadratic, and exponential.  They will use functions, variable expressions, and equations to analyze relationships, represent and model problems, and answer questions.  Students will work with the real number system:  integer exponents, scientific notation, and radicals.  They will also analyze data to determine the relationship between two variables and make and defend appropriate predictions, conjectures, and generalizations.

ALGEBRA III-IV - MAT205/MAT206

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II and Geometry I-II
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

The content and processes for this course follow the Common Core State Standards for Algebra 2.  Students will build on previous learning about linear and quadratic functions. Additionally, students learn to solve problems modeled by exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, inverse variations, and combinations and permutations. Students extend their understanding of the number systems to include complex numbers. They formalize their study of probability, and extend their use of statistics to graph bivariate data, and explore arithmetic and geometric series. Students develop formal reasoning skills that include making and proving conjectures, developing valid mathematical arguments, and refuting false statements using correct mathematical language, terms, and symbols in all situations. These algebraic skills are applied
in subsequent high school mathematics and statistics courses.

 

(Note: Algebra 2 of the Common Core State Standards should not be confused with Algebra I-II offered in this district.  Algebra III-IV curriculum offered in the Kent School District is the same level of instruction as the above-referenced state standard for Algebra 2.)

AP CALCULUS AB - MAT209/MAT210

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry I-II
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

A course designed to provide the student with an introduction to calculus and to college-level mathematics. Student will review and deepen understanding of functions and limits. The topics in this course will include differentiation and rates of change, application of differentiation, and the definition of integration.  This course is highly recommended as preparation for taking the AP Calculus BC Exam.

AP CALCULUS BC - MAT213/MAT214

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Calculus BC exam, and to prepare students for a university course in Differential Equations. Students will further their knowledge of integration and explore new applications of integration, such as arc length of a curve, surface area of a solid of revolution and work. Students will work with polar curves and will learn how to differentiate and integrate these graphs. They will work with curves written in parametric form and relate concept to polar functions and vectors. Students will work extensively with infinite series and will learn how to represent various functions as an infinite series. Students will also work in three-dimensional space and will receive an introduction to multi-variable calculus concepts.

APPLICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL REASONING I-II - MAT301/MAT302

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: One semester of Algebra III-IV
Course Description: 

Students in this course will study intriguing mathematical topics with direct application to career and life.  They will explore matrix algebra, probability and statistics, linear programming, data modeling, logic, graph theory, geometry, fair division, game theory, social decision making (i.e., finance, voting, scheduling), and technical reading.  This course will support students in preparation for success in post-high school experiences and higher level mathematics.

BUSINESS MATH I-II - MAT105/MAT106

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: MAT408/MAT409 or BUS105/BUS106
Course Description: 

Are you interested in business-related careers and how math applies to the real world? If so, you will find this course is the one for you.  Topics include banking services, payroll, purchasing merchandise, stocks, taxes, and insurance.  You will use Excel spreadsheets to problem solve, create functions and formulas, work with variables, and create graphs to analyze relationships.  Business Math will allow you to learn business and consumer concepts that will be useful throughout your life.  This course may fulfill two semesters (1.0 credit) of the math requirement.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class.

This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for mathematics equivalency credit.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL PRE-CALCULUS - MAT112/MAT113

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Algebra III-IV
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course contains basic properties of functions and graphs with an emphasis on linear, quadratics, trigonometric, and exponential functions.  Also, emphasis will be placed on basic properties of inverses with multi-step problem solving geared toward science and engineering.  Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for this class. Students may register to earn five (5) college credits through the following programs.

Kent-Meridian: Central Washington University Precalculus Math 153-Math 154

Kentlake: University of Washington Precalculus Math 120

Kentwood: University of Washington Precalculus Math 120

 

Note:  This course is equivalent to the University of Washington Course “Precalculus”, course number MATH 120.  Students can register to earn five (5) college credits through the University of Washington in the High School Program.

 

GEOMETRY I-II - MAT203/MAT204

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Common Core State Standards for Geometry.  They will formalize reasoning skills and solidify their understanding of what it means to prove a geometric statement mathematically.  Students will use inductive reasoning to test conjectures about geometric relationships and use deductive reasoning to prove or disprove their conclusions about characteristics and relationships of lines, angles, 2- and 3-dimensional figures, geometry in the coordinate plane, and geometric transformations.

JROTC DRILL I-II - LED009/LED010

Content Area: Military Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students in JROTC Competitive Drill, grades 9 through 12 will participate in individual and team drill. Students participate in interscholastic competitions and ceremonial functions. Emphasis will be placed on follower-ship, precision, synchronization, physical fitness, and good sportsmanship. Special attention will be placed on leadership development, and cultivating teamwork in a group setting.  Zero hour: class begins at 6:00 a.m. 

This course is repeatable for graduation credit with instructor's permission.

 

JROTC MARKSMANSHIP I-II - LED007/LED008

Content Area: Military Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students in JROTC Competitive Marksmanship, grades 9 through 12 will participate in individual, team, and interscholastic matches. Emphasis will be placed on the development of spatial skills and technical knowledge. Physical fitness, safety, and good sportsmanship will receive additional attention. Retention past the first quarter is based upon competitive standing. Students not retained have the option to participate and receive credit in JROTC Drill.
Zero hour: class begins at 6:00 a.m.

This course is repeatable for graduation credit with instructor's permission.

LEADER ED I-II (JROTC) - LED001/LED002

Content Area: Military Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

The purpose of this program is to develop leadership skills in students that will assist them in their future careers.
This program utilizes the study of the Marine Corps organization as a tool for developing leadership characteristics. Leadership Education I-II concentrates on citizenship, character, and self-discipline. Emphasis is placed on service to the community. First-year students are encouraged to participate in the rifle, or physical fitness teams.

BAND-SYMPHONIC I-II - MUS101/MUS102

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous experience and recommendation of the current high school band director. Students must provide an instrument or make prior arrangements with the band director for use of a school instrument.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Fee: A special clothing fee or special clothing may be required for this class.

Course Description: Symphonic Band will provide instruction in instrumental skills through the performance of increasingly challenging band literature. It is designed for the advancing player who understands the basic concepts of the instrument and can demonstrate a moderately high level of proficiency in performance skills. The Symphonic Band will make numerous public appearances for concerts, athletic functions and other events. Band students are required to take part in these performances unless prior arrangements are made with the band director. It will be at the discretion of the band director whether or not the student will participate in every performance.

 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA I-II - MUS051/MUS052

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous orchestra experience, audition and/or permission of the director.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Fee:  Student must provide an instrument or make prior arrangements with the orchestra director for use of a school instrument. Special clothing may be required for this class. 

Requirements:  Audition may be required.  Some public performances will be required. 

 

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide advanced musicianship, instrumental skills, and rehearsal skills.  It will provide instruction and performance in chamber string orchestra and chamber full orchestra.  Students will be required to participate in multiple public performances, contests, and festivals.

CONCERT CHOIR I-II - MUS021/MUS022

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Audition
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Fee: Special clothing may be required for this class. 

Requirements:  Audition is required.  Some public performances will be required. 

 

Course Description:  Concert Choir is designed for advanced choral students who have developed a high degree of proficiency in vocal skills. It will provide the students with opportunities to improve their skills in note reading, vocal production, concert performance, solo and ensemble training, and to understand and appreciate choral literature. This group will participate in many required performances during the school year.

CONCERT ORCHESTRA I-II - MUO991/MUO992

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous string orchestra experience and/or permission of instructor.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Fee: Special clothing may be required for this class. 

Requirements:  No audition is required.  Some public performances will be required. 

 

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide advanced large group, individual and small ensemble instruction. Students will develop advanced musicianship, instrumental skills, and rehearsal skills. Students will be required to participate in public performances, contests, and festivals.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I-II - MUS105/MUS106

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous experience, current membership in an instrumental performance class other than Jazz Ensemble, and audition.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Required: The student must provide an instrument or make prior arrangements with the band director for use of a school instrument. In the case of an irresolvable schedule conflict involving a course required for graduation or other structured programs, teacher permission may be granted to waive the required current membership in an instrumental performance class other than Jazz Ensemble.

Fee: Special clothing may be required for this class.

Course Description: Jazz Ensemble is a class designed to teach students the various concepts of jazz phrasing, style, and improvisation. Students will be exposed to as many varied styles of “big band jazz” as possible, such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson. The class will rehearse daily and perform at various concerts, community affairs, and festivals during the year. Members will be required to take part in these performances and in extra rehearsals.

MUSIC ELEMENTS - MUS500

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Current ensemble enrollment or teacher permission.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Music Elements is a one-semester course (repeatable for credit), which offers instruction in music theory, composition, improvisation, and the use of music technology. Individual instruction in instruments (guitar, piano, etc.) is an integral application of the elements of music. A student may take this course as an initial access to music.

ORCHESTRA I-II - MUS049/MUS050

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous orchestra experience, audition and/or permission of the director.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

Fee:  Student must provide an instrument or make prior arrangements with the orchestra director for use of a school instrument. Special clothing may be required for this class. 

Requirements:  Audition may be required.  Some public performances will be required. 

 

Course Description:  This course is designed to develop musicianship, instrumental skills, and rehearsal skills. It will provide instruction and performance in string orchestra and full orchestra, as well as ensembles. Students will be required to participate in public performances, contests, and festivals.

STAGE BAND I-II - MUS107/MUS108

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous experience, current membership in an instrumental performance class other than Stage Band and audition.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Required: The student must provide an instrument or make prior arrangements with the band director for use of a school instrument. In the case of an irresolvable schedule conflict involving a course required for graduation or other structured programs, teacher permission may be granted to waive the co-requisite.

Fee: Special clothing may be required for this class.

Course Description: Stage Band is a course designed to train students in intermediate skills and concepts of jazz performance and to offer experience for developing qualifications for future enrollment in jazz ensemble. The class will have various required performances and extra rehearsals during the school year.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE I-II - MUS025/MUS026

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Chorus or Concert Choir, audition and/or permission of the director. Students may enroll at the semester. Students who enroll in vocal ensemble must be concurrently enrolled in another music performance course during the school day.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Fee: Special clothing may be required for this class. 

Requirements:  No audition is required.  Some public performances will be required. 

 

Course Description:  Vocal Ensemble provides an opportunity for those wishing to participate in a group to perform music which is characteristic of small ensembles rather than large choral groups.

WIND ENSEMBLE I-II - MUS110/MUS111

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous experience and audition.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Required: Students must provide an instrument or make prior arrangements with the band director for use of a school instrument.

Fee: A special clothing fee or special clothing may be required for this class.

Course Description: Wind Ensemble will provide instruction in instrumental skills through the performance of advanced band literature. It is designed for the advanced player who understands the basic concepts of the instrument and can demonstrate a high level of proficiency in performance skills. The Wind Ensemble will make numerous public appearances for concerts, athletic functions and other events. Band students are required to take part in these performances unless prior arrangements are made with the band director. It will be at the discretion of the band director whether or not the student will participate in every performance.

AVID - NDE010/NDE011

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Successful application to and interview with the AVID Site Team, signed contract, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Elective class is for students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum with support and the will to work hard. Many AVID Elective students may be the first in their families to attend college. In the AVID Elective, students are required to enroll in rigorous courses, such as honors, IB, or Advanced Placement®. AVID curriculum strengthens student skills in Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading across all subjects. AVID students are expected to keep organized binders, take Cornell Notes in all academic classes, participate in tutorials, maintain positive relationships with peers and school staff, set high academic goals, and work to achieve their goals. AVID students are expected to graduate from high school ready for success in post-secondary education.

PEER TUTORING - NDP003

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: TTI003
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Instruction is provided in promoting an understanding of disabilities and gaining needed skills in interacting positively with people who have disabilities. The student will be assigned to an individual or small group of students who are English Language Learners (ELL), developmentally delayed or academically at risk in reading, writing or math. Causes, appropriate modeling, responsibilities, careers, and attitudes will also be discussed. 

This course is repeatable for additional credit with instructor’s permission and/or a demonstrated skill in course targeted for tutoring and/or interest in working with students physically or academically challenged .

 

SCHOOL ANNUAL I-II - NDE901/NDE902

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Students may enroll at the semester.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Members of the yearbook staff will develop skills in graphic arts, journalism, digital photography, computer design and layout, leadership, and business management as they work together toward the common goal of recording the events, personalities, trends, and history of the school year.

SCHOOL SURVIVAL SKILLS - SSS950

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: 9th grade standing. Failing grades, average or above aptitude.
Course Description: 

Grading: A “P” grade is awarded to the student who satisfactorily completes the course.

 

Course Description: This course is designed to meet the needs of students whose attitudes and behaviors impair their success in academic courses. The course will provide instruction in classroom study skills using content areas of social studies and English. Primary emphasis of the course will be to address skills in the areas of communications, problem solving, decision-making, and socialization. The principal may waive 0.5 credit make-up requirement for a failed English or social studies course.

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: ACTIVITY OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS342/NDS343

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

1.0 Currently Student Office Assistant options are available according to the following guidelines and with the approval of the building principal:

1.1 Emphasis is on development of leadership skills in relation to office activities.

1.2 The student will assist the office personnel with a variety of office activities to carry out the program.

1.3 The student must be dependable and be able to work independently.

2.0 Credit is based on a pass (“P”) or fail (“F”) grade designating no credit. Credit and grade will be determined by the following criteria:

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

2.11 The supervisor will develop specific goals for each student office assistant.

2.12 The supervisor will develop a summary of learning experiences and expectations.

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

2.14 The supervisor will identify any special projects or presentations to be completed.

2.15 The supervisor will establish an appropriate evaluation procedure prior to student enrollment.

2.2 Student objectives: By working as a student office assistant, the student will:

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

2.23 Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervisor in specific office responsibilities.

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

2.25 Develop initiative by following directions with a minimum of guidance.

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

3.1 The supervisor is limited to one student office assistant per course section.

3.2 The student is limited to 0.5 student-office-assistant credit per semester.

3.3 Students shall not enroll as a student office assistant and/or a student teacher assistant more than a total of four times, with or without credit, in grades 9-12.

3.4 Of the two total credits, not more than one may be earned in one department.

 

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: ATTENDANCE OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS340/NDS341

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

1.0 Currently Student Office Assistant options are available according to the following guidelines and with the approval of the building principal:

1.1 Emphasis is on development of leadership skills in relation to office activities.

1.2 The student will assist the office personnel with a variety of office activities to carry out the program.

1.3 The student must be dependable and be able to work independently.

2.0 Credit is based on a pass (“P”) or fail (“F”) grade designating no credit. Credit and grade will be determined by the following criteria:

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

2.11 The supervisor will develop specific goals for each student office assistant.

2.12 The supervisor will develop a summary of learning experiences and expectations.

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

2.14 The supervisor will identify any special projects or presentations to be completed.

2.15 The supervisor will establish an appropriate evaluation procedure prior to student enrollment.

2.2 Student objectives: By working as a student office assistant, the student will:

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

2.23 Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervisor in specific office responsibilities.

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

2.25 Develop initiative by following directions with a minimum of guidance.

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

3.1 The supervisor is limited to one student office assistant per course section.

3.2 The student is limited to 0.5 student-office-assistant credit per semester.

3.3 Students shall not enroll as a student office assistant and/or a student teacher assistant more than a total of four times, with or without credit, in grades 9-12.

3.4 Of the two total credits, not more than one may be earned in one department.

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: COUNSELOR OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS338/NDS339

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

1.0 Currently Student Office Assistant options are available according to the following guidelines and with the approval of the building principal:

1.1 Emphasis is on development of leadership skills in relation to office activities.

1.2 The student will assist the office personnel with a variety of office activities to carry out the program.

1.3 The student must be dependable and be able to work independently.

2.0 Credit is based on a pass (“P”) or fail (“F”) grade designating no credit. Credit and grade will be determined by the following criteria:

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

2.11 The supervisor will develop specific goals for each student office assistant.

2.12 The supervisor will develop a summary of learning experiences and expectations.

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

2.14 The supervisor will identify any special projects or presentations to be completed.

2.15 The supervisor will establish an appropriate evaluation procedure prior to student enrollment.

2.2 Student objectives: By working as a student office assistant, the student will:

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

2.23 Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervisor in specific office responsibilities.

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

2.25 Develop initiative by following directions with a minimum of guidance.

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

3.1 The supervisor is limited to one student office assistant per course section.

3.2 The student is limited to 0.5 student-office-assistant credit per semester.

3.3 Students shall not enroll as a student office assistant and/or a student teacher assistant more than a total of four times, with or without credit, in grades 9-12.

3.4 Of the two total credits, not more than one may be earned in one department.

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: LIBRARY OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS344/NDS345

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

1.0 Currently Student Office Assistant options are available according to the following guidelines and with the approval of the building principal:

1.1 Emphasis is on development of leadership skills in relation to office activities.

1.2 The student will assist the office personnel with a variety of office activities to carry out the program.

1.3 The student must be dependable and be able to work independently.

2.0 Credit is based on a pass (“P”) or fail (“F”) grade designating no credit. Credit and grade will be determined by the following criteria:

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

2.11 The supervisor will develop specific goals for each student office assistant.

2.12 The supervisor will develop a summary of learning experiences and expectations.

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

2.14 The supervisor will identify any special projects or presentations to be completed.

2.15 The supervisor will establish an appropriate evaluation procedure prior to student enrollment.

2.2 Student objectives: By working as a student office assistant, the student will:

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

2.23 Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervisor in specific office responsibilities.

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

2.25 Develop initiative by following directions with a minimum of guidance.

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

3.1 The supervisor is limited to one student office assistant per course section.

3.2 The student is limited to 0.5 student-office-assistant credit per semester.

3.3 Students shall not enroll as a student office assistant and/or a student teacher assistant more than a total of four times, with or without credit, in grades 9-12.

3.4 Of the two total credits, not more than one may be earned in one department.

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: MAIN OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS301/NDS302

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

1.0 Currently Student Office Assistant options are available according to the following guidelines and with the approval of the building principal:

1.1 Emphasis is on development of leadership skills in relation to office activities.

1.2 The student will assist the office personnel with a variety of office activities to carry out the program.

1.3 The student must be dependable and be able to work independently.

2.0 Credit is based on a pass (“P”) or fail (“F”) grade designating no credit. Credit and grade will be determined by the following criteria:

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

2.11 The supervisor will develop specific goals for each student office assistant.

2.12 The supervisor will develop a summary of learning experiences and expectations.

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

2.14 The supervisor will identify any special projects or presentations to be completed.

2.15 The supervisor will establish an appropriate evaluation procedure prior to student enrollment.

2.2 Student objectives: By working as a student office assistant, the student will:

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

2.23 Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervisor in specific office responsibilities.

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

2.25 Develop initiative by following directions with a minimum of guidance.

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

3.1 The supervisor is limited to one student office assistant per course section.

3.2 The student is limited to 0.5 student-office-assistant credit per semester.

3.3 Students shall not enroll as a student office assistant and/or a student teacher assistant more than a total of four times, with or without credit, in grades 9-12.

3.4 Of the two total credits, not more than one may be earned in one department.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ONLY WEIGHT TRAINING - PHY006

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle.

This course offers college credit through Central Washington University. Please check with your counselor for additional information.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH FOR LIFE SKILLS - PHY004

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will analyze relationships and social decisions, investigate self-esteem and goal setting, and create a model for evaluating community wellness. Instructional topics will include the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease, stress management, substance abuse, sexuality and relationships. Personal and public accountability will be measured through written and verbal forms, simulations, visual displays, and multimedia projects.

This course offers college credit through Central Washington University. Please check with your counselor for additional information.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHT TRAINING - PHY007

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle.

This course offers college credit through Central Washington University. Please check with your counselor for additional information.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: COOP TEAM SPORTS I - PHY109

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Special clothing is required.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Grading: Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.

 

Course Description: Tenth through twelfth grade physical education students will participate daily in selected individual and/or team sports. Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. (Students should review the Physical Education Program Class Schedule to determine which class period offers the activities that meet their interests.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: COOP TEAM SPORTS II - PHY110

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Special clothing is required.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Grading: Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.

 

Course Description: Tenth through twelfth grade physical education students will participate daily in selected individual and/or team sports. Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. (Students should review the Physical Education Program Class Schedule to determine which class period offers the activities that meet their interests.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: NET SPORTS - PHY112

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Special clothing is required.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Grading: Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.

 

Course Description: Tenth through twelfth grade physical education students will participate daily in selected individual and/or team sports. Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. (Students should review the Physical Education Program Class Schedule to determine which class period offers the activities that meet their interests.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: WEIGHT TRAINING ADVANCED - PHY108

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Special clothing is required.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Grading:Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.

 

Course Description:  Tenth through twelfth grade physical education students will participate daily in selected individual and/or team sports. Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. (Students should review the Physical Education Program Class Schedule to determine which class period offers the activities that meet their interests.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: WEIGHT TRAINING BEGINNERS - PHY107

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Special clothing is required.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Grading:Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.

 

Course Description:  Tenth through twelfth grade physical education students will participate daily in selected individual and/or team sports. Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. (Students should review the Physical Education Program Class Schedule to determine which class period offers the activities that meet their interests.)

 

 

AP PHYSICS C: MECHANICS - SCI245/SCI246

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment/completed calculus
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is equivalent to a first-year calculus-based college physics course in mechanics, which will prepare you to take the AP Physics C Mechanics Exam.  Emphasis in the course is on gaining a solid understanding of concepts and the development of effective problem-solving skills. Group activities including lab experiments and group discussions are an important part of the course.  These provide opportunities for scientific inquiry and practice in analytical reasoning. This course meets the Washington State Career & College Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

BIOLOGY OF THE LIVING EARTH - SCI205/SCI206

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

In this NGSS aligned course, students will construct and evaluate claims about the interactions between the biosphere and the rest of Earth's systems using scientific evidence, and develop models to interpret the unseen. Students will begin with phenomena and use them to enhance their understanding of core ideas in biological science and Earth and space sciences. This course is one of the required sicence lab credit options.

CHEMISTRY I-II - SCI141/SCI142

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This laboratory science course provides the laboratory techniques and subject matter for those students who plan to continue their science education. This course will prepare college-bound students for college chemistry. Students will learn a variety of laboratory techniques. Students will learn about physical and chemical properties, atomic models, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and chemical reactions. This course meets the laboratory science credit requirement for entrance into a four-year college or university. In addition this course meets the Washington State Career & College Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH SYSTEM - SCI209/SCI210

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course explains how chemical processes help drive the Earth system. Earth and space scientists require a strong background in the fundamentals of matter and chemistry in order to interpret processes that shape the Earth system. Students will use the science and engineering practices of the NGSS to understand the chemical processes that are essential for our planet's existence. This course is one of the required science lab credit options.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY: THE BRAIN AND ADDICTION - SCI233/SCI234

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course studies the biology of behavior. More specifically, it focuses studies on how drugs work by

altering brain function. Students will be using different biological disciplines, in particular,

neurobiology, genetics and biochemistry through an investigation of the mechanism of drug action. A fee is required if taking for University of Washington college credit.

 

Note:  This course is equivalent to the University of Washington Course “Addiction and the Brain”, course number BIOL 100.  Students can register to earn five (5) college credits through the University of Washington in the High School Program. 

 

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY - SCI235/SCI236

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Integrated Science III-IV
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to general chemistry with an emphasis on developing problem solving skills. Students will learn basic concepts of chemistry along with the mathematics required for quantitative problem solving. A fee is required if taking for University of Washington college credit.

 Note:  This course is equivalent to the University of Washington Course “Introduction to General Chemistry”, course number CHEM 110.  Students can register to earn three (3) college credits through the University of Washington in the High School Program.

This course meets the Washington State Career & College Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

 

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL WILDLIFE, FORESTS AND YOU - SCI158/SCI159

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

 

This is a year-long course dedicated to wildlife, forests, and people’s place in the ecosystem. The first semester will explore wildlife conservation, recovery programs, effects of man-made chemicals on wildlife, and current global issues. The second semester will explore forest ecosystems, conservation, wildlife, environmental issues, management, and the importance of forest products on our economy.

 

This course meets the Washington StateCareer- & College-Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

 

INTRODUCTION TO FORENSICS - SCI154/SCI155

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth & Chemistry of the Earth System
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This yearlong class will focus on the history and development of forensic technology along with an explanation of current technique. It will include application of crime scene science and observation technique in a hands on setting.

* Important: Due to the possible graphic nature of some of the topics to be discussed, a parent release form will need to be signed for participation in the class. This course meets the Washington State Career & College Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

MARINE SCIENCE - SCI228/SCI229

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Marine Science is an integrated laboratory and project based third year science option. Students will study a variety of oceanic topics, comparing the geologic, physical, and chemical differences in the waters of the Puget Sound to marine habitats globally.   They will also examine a variety of marine organisms living in a vast array of global habitats, along with current research on the health of these organisms. This course meets the Washington State Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science.

NGSS GEOLOGY - SCI098

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will concentrate on the formation and erosion processes, and the history of the Earth. Students will be evaluated on the ability to analyze events and predict their causes related to the concepts of geology. This will be done through oral presentations, written reports, illustrations, graphs, and multimedia presentations.

PHYSICS I-II - SCI241/SCI242

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment/completed Alg III-IV
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

A laboratory science course which studies motion, causes of motion, light electricity, magnetism, theory of gases, and atomic theory. Most concepts are drawn from lab work. The course will prepare college-bound students for college physics. This course meets the laboratory science credit requirement for entrance into a four-year college or university. Concurrent enrollment in CHS Pre-calculus is a requirement for CWU credit.

 

VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY - SCI160

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Biology of the Living Earth
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course will provide a science option for students in a specific area of science namely life science. This course will explore the animal kingdom and the environment in which they live. Students that are considering a post-high school carrer in medical/dental/veterinary would benefit. This course will also provide an addtional rigorous science course to assist students in becoming college ready.

This course is aligned to the State and Next Generation Science Standards. **This course qualifies as a lab science.

AP GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: UNITED STATES - SOC511/SOC512

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SOC463/SOC464
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is a two-semester course, which will focus on developing citizenship through studying patterns and change. Students will gain a greater understanding of the role of citizenship in their lives by developing products such as, written and spoken presentations, portfolios, and debates. Successful completion of the AP examination may result in college credit for the course.  This elective AP course satisfies the Civics graduation requirement.

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY - SOC453/SOC454

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Advanced Placement Human Geography emphasizes the importance of geography as a field of inquiry while showing the importance of spatial organization, the location of places, people, and events, and the connections among places and landscapes in the understanding of human life on Earth. Additionally, geographic concepts emphasized throughout this course include the students’ understanding of spatial interaction and spatial behavior, the dynamics of human population growth and movement, patterns of culture, economic use of Earth, political organization of space, and human settlement patterns, particularly urbanization. Passing this one-year elective course, satisfies the Contemporary World Issues graduation requirement.

AP UNITED STATES HISTORY - SOC451/SOC452

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: SOC463/SOC464
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with preference going to seniors.
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course will concentrate on the role of the individual and groups in American history. The class focuses on the participation and influence of the major political, economic, diplomatic and social patterns of the United States from 1492 to the present with special emphasis on domestic and foreign policy. Students will use presentations, role-playing, research, and written communication to show their mastery of the course. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examination may result in college credit for the course.  This elective course satisfies the U.S. History  graduation requirement.

AP WORLD HISTORY - SOC457/SOC458

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The AP World Hisotry course focuses on developing students understanding of world hisotry from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past.

CIVICS - SOC128

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: SOC511/SOC512
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course includes the study of federal, state, and local government organization procedures; rights and responsibilities of citizens addressed in the Washington State and United States Constitutions; current issues addressed at each level of government; and electoral issues, including elections, ballot measures, initiatives, and referenda.

CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY - SOC927/SOC928

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: 9th grade standing.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This survey course will build upon the historical patterns in world history to understand and evaluate change and diverse perspectives in the early modern to contemporary period. Students will examine world cultures, institutions, organizational patterns, and major conflicts of the past to understand current world issues and possible solutions using historical research, critical thinking, analysis, group interaction, and originality.

CONTEMPORARY WORLD ISSUES - SOC514

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course examines the role of the individual in the world community through rigorous study of foreign and domestic issues, global economics, and human geography. AP European History and AP Human Geography courses each fulfill the state CWI graduation requirement and may be taken in place of this course.  These are one-year courses, and both semesters must be completed and passed.

PSYCHOLOGY - SOC007

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Psychology is a one-semester course which will develop student understanding of citizenship through diversity in patterns and change. Students will relate human development and emotion as they connect with their individual experiences through a variety of activities and projects. This is a practical course that allows students to take responsibility for their growth.

SOCIOLOGY - SOC009

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course develops an understanding of citizenship through analysis of group patterns and interdependence. Students will relate socialization as they connect their individual experiences in a variety of activities and products. This course provides practical opportunities to evaluate group behavior.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP - SOC419

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Grading: Pass/Fail option available, subject to parent approval. A written request must be on file with the teacher by the tenth day of the course.

Course Description: Student leadership is a one-semester course, which will concentrate on individual and group roles in their school and communities. The class will focus on their participation and influence in service-oriented activities.

US HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT I-II - SOC463/SOC464

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

The student will examine and understand the core values and democratic principles of the United States by studying American History from the twentieth century to the present. Students will participate in presentations, role-plays, research, and written communication.

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION - ACPE21/ACPE22

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is designed to develop student’s large and small motor skills, agility, strength, and general physical fitness. Appropriate behavior in grooming and leisure skills will be emphasized.  This course is designed for special education students who cannot receive benefit from general physical education courses, even with modifications and additional supports.

BASIC LANGUAGE ARTS - ACLA01/ACLA21

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Current IEP Services in the areas of Adaptive Skills, Reading or Writing
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The focus of this course will be on functional Language Arts needed for survival in the community. Emphasis is on functional reading, writing and appropriate conversational skills. This is an Intensive Literacy Intervention course. The course will provide a program of differentiated instruction or service that is unique to a student's individual needs as identified in the IEP. NOTE: Basic Language Arts coursework may be used to satisfy the English Language Arts graduation credit requirement as determined by the IEP Team.

 

CAREER AWARENESS - ACT161/ACT171

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course introduces students to job opportunities and job training. In addition to career planning, the course provides practice in finding, applying for, interviewing and maintaining a job. Work attitudes and habits will be emphasized. Money management skills and use of community resources may be included in addition to simulated work experience, on-campus job opportunities, and independent living survival skills.  Student needs, strengths, preferences, and interests will be explored and assessed.

COMMUNITY SKILLS - ACSS41/ACSS42

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The focus of this course will be on use of community transportation (METRO), phone use, shopping and restaurant skills, knowledge of community resource services, and leisure skills.

CONSUMER MATH I-II - ACMA26/ACMA27

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The student learns multi-step applications in tax preparation, use of credit, banking, and other consumer related issues of adult life. Students strengthen math skills to be used in job placements.

HOME AND FAMILY LIFE - ACHF01/ACHF02

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The focus of this course will be on skills needed for living as independently as possible after high school with emphasis on personal hygiene, home and community safety, grocery shopping, food preparation, nutrition, and home management skills.

 

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS - ACSK81/ACSK84

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Current Special Education service needs.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Instruction will focus on specially designed instruction (SDI) in time management, organization, note taking, identification of main ideas, vocabulary skills, use of textbooks and other course resources, outlining, self-presentation, test taking, effective speaking and listening, and other areas of executive functioning.  This instruction stresses organization, study skills. Collaboration exists between SE and GE teachers to deliver SDI in SE setting to support GE classes. Differentiated specially designed instruction may also be provided. The course will provide a program of instruction or service that is unique to a student’s individual needs as identified in the IEP.

LANGUAGE ARTS I-II - ACLA02/ACLA03

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Current IEP services in the areas of Reading or Writing
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course provides instruction in basic reading, reading comprehension, and writing skills with emphasis on speilling, grammar and composition from CCSS grade levels 4.0 to 8.0.

SE: MATH I - ACMA21/ACMA31

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students enrolled in the course will work on mastering math grade level standards for grade level 6.1 to 8.0. Using modified core or replacement resources, students will work on math problem solving strategies related to pre-algebra. Students will work towards grade level math fluency rates. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter Algebra I. This Course may be used to satisfy the algebra (or geometry) graduation credit requirement as determined by the IEP Team.

SE: MATH II - ACMA22/ACMA32

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students enrolled in the course will work on mastering math grade level standards for grade level 3.1 to 6.0. Using modified core or replacement resources, students will work on math problem solving strategies, specifically number families. Students will work to further develop their math fluency rates developed in SE: Math III. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter SE: Math I.

SE: MATH III - ACMA23/ACMA33

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students enrolled in the course will work on mastering math grade level standards for grade level 1.0 to 3.0. Using modified core or replacement resources, students will work on basic numeracy skills, math fluency, computational skills, and math problem solving strategies. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter SE: Math II.

DRAMA I - PAD303

Content Area: Theater
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to acting. It includes basic body movement, pantomime, improvisation, theatrical vocabulary, and history.

DRAMA II - PAD305

Content Area: Theater
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Drama I
Course Description: 

This course is an advanced class in theater that emphasizes acting and dramatic productions. The student will participate in a production.

DRAMA III - PAD307

Content Area: Theater
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Drama I and II
Course Description: 

This is an advanced class allowing the student to specialize in one or more of the following areas: children’s theater production, acting styles, directing, movie production, dance, mime, etc.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I-II - FLH001/FLH002

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: TT1001 /TT1002
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

American Sign Language is the third most spoken language in the United States. This beginning course introduces students to the remarkable visual language and culture of the deaf. This course will provide insights into deaf cultural values, deaf attitudes, historical aspects of the language, and the deaf community. Two years of American Sign Language satisfies the World Language entrance requirement for many Washington State colleges and universities. By the end of the year, students will have a conversational knowledge of American Sign Language.

This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for World Language equivalency credit.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III-IV - FLH003/FLH004

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: TT1003/TT1004
Prerequisites: American Sign Language I-II
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

American Sign Language III-IV is the continuation of I-II with greater emphasis on grammar and a concentrated effort to develop the students' expressive and receptive skills. Students will study appropriate language, grammar, cultural behaviors, and social relations. Two years of American Sign Language satisfies the World Language entrance requirement for many Washington State colleges and universities.

This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for World Language equivalency credit.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V-VI - FLH005/FLH006

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: American Sign Language III-IV
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

American Sign Language V-VI is a more in-depth study of deaf culture in addition to further cultural and grammatical understanding and interpreting skills. Greater attention is given to sign inflection, production, and idiomatic conventions through meaningful conversation and context.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VII-VIII - FLH007/FLH008

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: American Sign Language V-VI
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

American Sign Language VII-VIII offers the most advanced level of language instruction, intended for those with a strong interest in achieving fluency.  Students will expand their receptive and expressive fluency through meaningful practice while immersing themselves more fully in Deaf Culture.

AP FRENCH VII-VIII - FLF019/FLF020

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: FRENCH V-VI FLF005/FLF006
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. This course is being offered as a field test for the 2016/2017 school year.

AP JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - FLJ055/FLJ056

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Japanese III-IV
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

The AP Japanese Language and Culture course is designed to be comparable to college/university Japanese courses that represent the point at which students complete approximately 300 hours of college-level classroom instruction.  Like the corresponding college courses, the AP course supports students as they develop the productive, receptive, and cultural skills necessary to communicate with native speakers of Japanese.  Students’ proficiency levels at the end of the course are expected to reach at least the Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid range, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - FLS071/FLS072

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: FLS045/FLS046
College Credit Option: AP
Course Description: 

This course follows the guidelines for the College Board AP Spanish Language and Culture course and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency in the modes of communication from the Intermedidate to the Pre-Advanced range.

FRENCH I-II - FLF001/FLF002

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

A beginning-level class for students without previous French language experience and for those who need further development or review of basic French skills. Classroom activities are centered on basic dialogues and everyday situations that a student might encounter wherever the language is spoken. The student will become acquainted with life in the foreign country through magazines, videos, films, internet, and music. Although the primary emphasis is on the spoken language, the student will also gain some basic skills in reading and writing the language.

FRENCH III-IV - FLF003/FLF004

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: French I-II
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is an expansion of the basic language skills introduced at the first level and is intended for students who have had one or two years previous study of the language. More emphasis is put on discussion about life in the foreign country derived from simple readings and audio-visual material. The student will become involved in some directed writing to increase his/her understanding of the language structure and culture of the people.

FRENCH V-VI - FLF005/FLF006

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: French III-IV
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course provides further development of conversational skills in practical use to increase the students’ enjoyment of the language. A more detailed understanding of the language structure is obtained through reading stories, magazines, and simple literature, and by viewing and discussing films.

JAPANESE I-II - FLJ031/FLJ032

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: FLJ039/FLJ040
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is a beginning-level class for students without previous Japanese language experience and for those who need further development or review of basic Japanese skills. Classroom activities are centered on basic dialogues and everyday situations, which a student might encounter wherever the language is spoken. The student will become acquainted with life in the foreign country through magazines, films, internet, and music. Although the primary emphasis is on the spoken language, the student will also gain some basic skills in reading and writing the language.

JAPANESE III-IV - FLJ033/FLJ034

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Japanese I-II
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is an expansion of the basic language skills introduced at the first level and is intended for students who have had one or two years of previous study of the language. More emphasis is put on discussion about life in the foreign country derived from simple readings and audio-visual material. The student will become involved in some directed writing to increase his/her understanding of the language structure and culture of the people.

JAPANESE V-VI - FLJ035/FLJ036

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Japanese III-IV
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Japanese III-IV with emphasis on dialogue, short stories, 300 more Kanjis, and spontaneity in oral skills. Students will strengthen their understanding of the Japanese language and culture and its subtle emotional and cultural connotations.

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS - FLS059/FLS060

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: 9th or 10th grade standing. Student must be Spanish speaking.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is intended for 9th and 10th grade Spanish speaking students. Students will perfect their reading and writing skills in Spanish, while learning about the history and culture of Spanish speaking countries. Vocabulary expansion, correct language usage plus reading and writing in a variety of settings will be stressed. The class will be taught in Spanish. Many universities do not consider this type of course as meeting their admission requirements for foreign language.

SPANISH I-II - FLS041/FLS042

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: FLS061/FLS062
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course provides a beginning-level class for students without previous Spanish language experience and for those who need further development or review of basic Spanish skills. Classroom activities are centered on basic grammar and conversational skill in everyday situations which a student might encounter wherever the language is spoken. The student will become acquainted with life in the Spanish speaking countries through texts, music, and various media. The student will learn to communicate through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

SPANISH III-IV - FLS043/FLS044

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: FLS063/FLS064
Prerequisites: Spanish I-II or Spanish I (Online)
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course provides a continuation of Spanish language skills acquired in Spanish I-II. Classroom activities expand skills needed to communicate wherever the language is spoken. The student will continue to become acquainted with life in Spanish-speaking countries through texts, music, and various media. The student will learn to communicate using the past, present and future tenses through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

SPANISH V-VI - FLS045/FLS046

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Spanish III-IV
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course provides an intermediate level class for students of Spanish or for native speakers who need further development of Spanish skills. Classroom activities are centered on more complex grammar and conversational skills to increase the students’ competency in the language. The student will continue to learn about life in Spanish-speaking countries through texts, music, simple literature and various media. The student will communicate clearly through speaking, listening, reading and writing.