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ART SURVEY - ART004

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: 

An exploratory course taught as a survey of the building’s visual arts offerings.  Units address elements of art and principles of design as they relate to both two and three-dimensional work.  Human experience and historical significance of the visual arts are also addressed.  Students will learn basic techniques and processes in class and use a variety of media which may include:  tempera paint, acrylic paint, watercolor, pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, crayon, printmaking inks, colored pencils, pens, clay, plaster, others.

CERAMICS, SCULPTURE & DESIGN I - ART005

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: 

Units employing the use of basic design fundamentals as they pertain to the three-dimensional areas of pottery, sculpture, textiles, and other related areas are taught.

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.

GRAPHIC ARTS I - TT1207/TT1707

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: AR1207/AR1707
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Learn how to create computer-based images that are used in the graphic arts, animation, and video industries! This course will help students to u nderstand the elements and priciples of design. Students will create a protfolio of their work that shocases the skills they have developed in this course. Learn today’s software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Animation, iMovie and Premier and much more to move ahead in today’s technological world.  Video techniques will capture your audience; producing skills for a lifetime.  The skills used in class can be used for your culminating project all while building a portfolio of your work. This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for art equivalency credit.

SCHOOL ANNUAL I-II - NDA201/NDA202

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.Student 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.

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

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 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.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - TTC001/TTC002/TTC003

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: : Students must have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in a Career & Technical Education (CTE) class and have achieved job entry-level skills as attested by the CTE instructor’s signature. Career & Technical Education courses are offer
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

Cooperative Education connects the knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed outside of the classroom. Cooperative Education is a training program that allows students to receive school credit for paid work experience that relates to a Career & Technical Education class that they are currently taking or have successfully completed. A written training agreement and learning plan is required. The Cooperative Education program coordinator, course instructor, and employer will define the sequence of instruction. A student may receive an “NC” mark if the work hour requirement for a grading period is not met (through no fault of their own) with the instructor’s approval.

 

Credits:            A student must complete 180 hours of successful work experience for each 0.5 credit of Cooperative Education. School credit can be earned for work experience outside of the school day. Students requesting release time from the normal school day to participate in the Cooperative Education program must obtain approval from the school’s principal. A maximum of 4 credits from Cooperative Education may be applied toward the credits needed for graduation.

 

This course is repeatable for additional credit. Multiple sections of Cooperative Education can be taken concurrently if the program coordinator has determined that the work hour requirement for each section can be fulfilled.

 

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FINANCIAL LITERACY - TTI094

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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 create a financial plan; make good financial decisions; pay for college, including completing the FAFSA & WASFA; understand salary, benefits, taxes, and insurance; obtain approporiate credit and protect one's credit score; spot and avoid predatory lending; navigate the world of banks, credit unioins, and chekcing/savings accounts; and plan, save, and invest for the future.

FINANCIAL LITERACY ONLINE - TT0708

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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: 

 In this course, students will learn how to create a financial plan; make good financial decisions; pay for college, including completing the FAFSA & WASFA; understand salary, benefits, taxes, and insurance; obtain appropriate credit and protect one's credit score; spot and avoid predatory lending; navigate the world  of banks, credit unions, and checking/savings accounts; and plan, save, and invest for the future.   

 

INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP - TTI502

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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 Industry 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 the career field in a real-world situation. Students must apply to participate in this program. Placements wiill 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, lparents/guardians, worksite manager, and school. The worksite manager serves as the site superivsor 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.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS - BUS070

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

This course will provide an overview of business and career potential. It will cover careers in business, business terminology, job seeking skills, developing a career portfolio. Students will gain knowledge of rapidly changing business/global market, new emerging equipment and skills needed to adapt to these changes.

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.

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 - FCS100

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: FCS124, 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 guest speaker 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.

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING I-II - TT1131/TT1631

Content Area: CTE Metals
# 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 Aerospace Manufacturing program provides students with industry-relevant skills and knowledge of one of the main manufacturing sectors in the Pacific Northwest.  Students will gain competencies in manufacturing fundamentals, tool safety, quality control process, technical math, design specifications, and the identification of the variety of careers in the aerospace and manufacturing sectors.  There is a growing industry need for workers in aerospace manufacturing.  This course helps prepare students for entry-level employment, and a foundation for other post-secondary training programs and/or apprenticeships.

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING III-IV - TT1132/TT1632

Content Area: CTE Metals
# 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 Aerospace Manufacturing program provides students with industry-relevant skills and knowledge of one of the main manufacturing sectors in the Pacific Northwest.  Students will gain competencies in manufacturing fundamentals, tool safety, quality control process, technical math, design specifications, and the identification of the variety of careers in the aerospace and manufacturing sectors.  There is a growing industry need for workers in aerospace manufacturing.  This course helps prepare students for entry-level employment, and a foundation for other post-secondary training programs and/or apprenticeships.

CAREER CHOICES I - TT1757

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 strengths, interests, values, and skills; learn how to select and pay for education after hgih school, including completing the FAFSA or WASFA; research and compare different careers; complete a job portfolio; and prepare to ace the job interview. Several projects in this course meet graduation requirements fo Culminating Project/High School & Beyond Plan.

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 - TT1758

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 an employee responsibilities regarding safety, discrimination, harassment, and equal opportunity.

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.

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

 

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ART SURVEY - ART004

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: 

An exploratory course taught as a survey of the building’s visual arts offerings.  Units address elements of art and principles of design as they relate to both two and three-dimensional work.  Human experience and historical significance of the visual arts are also addressed.  Students will learn basic techniques and processes in class and use a variety of media which may include:  tempera paint, acrylic paint, watercolor, pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, crayon, printmaking inks, colored pencils, pens, clay, plaster, others.

CERAMICS, SCULPTURE & DESIGN I - ART005

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: 

Units employing the use of basic design fundamentals as they pertain to the three-dimensional areas of pottery, sculpture, textiles, and other related areas are taught.

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.

GRAPHIC ARTS I - TT1207/TT1707

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: AR1207/AR1707
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Learn how to create computer-based images that are used in the graphic arts, animation, and video industries! This course will help students to u nderstand the elements and priciples of design. Students will create a protfolio of their work that shocases the skills they have developed in this course. Learn today’s software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Animation, iMovie and Premier and much more to move ahead in today’s technological world.  Video techniques will capture your audience; producing skills for a lifetime.  The skills used in class can be used for your culminating project all while building a portfolio of your work. This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course eligible for art equivalency credit.

SCHOOL ANNUAL I-II - NDA201/NDA202

Content Area: CTE Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.Student 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.

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

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 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.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - TTC001/TTC002/TTC003

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: : Students must have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in a Career & Technical Education (CTE) class and have achieved job entry-level skills as attested by the CTE instructor’s signature. Career & Technical Education courses are offer
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

Cooperative Education connects the knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed outside of the classroom. Cooperative Education is a training program that allows students to receive school credit for paid work experience that relates to a Career & Technical Education class that they are currently taking or have successfully completed. A written training agreement and learning plan is required. The Cooperative Education program coordinator, course instructor, and employer will define the sequence of instruction. A student may receive an “NC” mark if the work hour requirement for a grading period is not met (through no fault of their own) with the instructor’s approval.

 

Credits:            A student must complete 180 hours of successful work experience for each 0.5 credit of Cooperative Education. School credit can be earned for work experience outside of the school day. Students requesting release time from the normal school day to participate in the Cooperative Education program must obtain approval from the school’s principal. A maximum of 4 credits from Cooperative Education may be applied toward the credits needed for graduation.

 

This course is repeatable for additional credit. Multiple sections of Cooperative Education can be taken concurrently if the program coordinator has determined that the work hour requirement for each section can be fulfilled.

 

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FINANCIAL LITERACY - TTI094

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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 create a financial plan; make good financial decisions; pay for college, including completing the FAFSA & WASFA; understand salary, benefits, taxes, and insurance; obtain approporiate credit and protect one's credit score; spot and avoid predatory lending; navigate the world of banks, credit unioins, and chekcing/savings accounts; and plan, save, and invest for the future.

FINANCIAL LITERACY ONLINE - TT0708

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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: 

 In this course, students will learn how to create a financial plan; make good financial decisions; pay for college, including completing the FAFSA & WASFA; understand salary, benefits, taxes, and insurance; obtain appropriate credit and protect one's credit score; spot and avoid predatory lending; navigate the world  of banks, credit unions, and checking/savings accounts; and plan, save, and invest for the future.   

 

INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP - TTI502

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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 Industry 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 the career field in a real-world situation. Students must apply to participate in this program. Placements wiill 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, lparents/guardians, worksite manager, and school. The worksite manager serves as the site superivsor 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.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS - BUS070

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

This course will provide an overview of business and career potential. It will cover careers in business, business terminology, job seeking skills, developing a career portfolio. Students will gain knowledge of rapidly changing business/global market, new emerging equipment and skills needed to adapt to these changes.

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.

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 - FCS100

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: FCS124, 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 guest speaker 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.

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING I-II - TT1131/TT1631

Content Area: CTE Metals
# 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 Aerospace Manufacturing program provides students with industry-relevant skills and knowledge of one of the main manufacturing sectors in the Pacific Northwest.  Students will gain competencies in manufacturing fundamentals, tool safety, quality control process, technical math, design specifications, and the identification of the variety of careers in the aerospace and manufacturing sectors.  There is a growing industry need for workers in aerospace manufacturing.  This course helps prepare students for entry-level employment, and a foundation for other post-secondary training programs and/or apprenticeships.

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING III-IV - TT1132/TT1632

Content Area: CTE Metals
# 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 Aerospace Manufacturing program provides students with industry-relevant skills and knowledge of one of the main manufacturing sectors in the Pacific Northwest.  Students will gain competencies in manufacturing fundamentals, tool safety, quality control process, technical math, design specifications, and the identification of the variety of careers in the aerospace and manufacturing sectors.  There is a growing industry need for workers in aerospace manufacturing.  This course helps prepare students for entry-level employment, and a foundation for other post-secondary training programs and/or apprenticeships.

CAREER CHOICES I - TT1757

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 strengths, interests, values, and skills; learn how to select and pay for education after hgih school, including completing the FAFSA or WASFA; research and compare different careers; complete a job portfolio; and prepare to ace the job interview. Several projects in this course meet graduation requirements fo Culminating Project/High School & Beyond Plan.

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 - TT1758

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 an employee responsibilities regarding safety, discrimination, harassment, and equal opportunity.

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.

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

 

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.

READING & WRITING ESSENTIALS 9-10 - ENG156/ENG157

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Student has not met standard in reading and/or writing.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and/or comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process, developing the “Six + 1 Traits of Writing,” and writing in a variety of genres for varied audiences, in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core 9 and or Core 10. This class is available to all students including ELL/SE students who would benefit from it. 

This course is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

FAMILY HEALTH (online) - PHY124

Content Area: Health
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: PHY100, FCS100 or FCS124
Course Description: 

Required: .5 credit of health for graduation

Course Description:  How will the choices that 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 guest speaker presentations to help you answer personal questions about stress management, mental health, relationships, human sexuality, substance abuse, and goal setting.

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

 

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.)

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.

CHOICES I-II - NDC001/NDC002

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# 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: 

Do you want “Choice” in your high school career? This class is designed for you to work with guided independence to gain skills in self-management and self-advocacy.  Through targeted instruction and enrichment activities, you will work individually and in groups to further develop your skills in communication, reading, writing, math, and science to successfully complete high school while preparing for post-secondary opportunities.

MENTORSHIP I - NDM004

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Teacher Sponsor required prior to approval of application.
Course Description: 

Students design an advanced independent study in an academic area that is not replicated in the traditional curriculum, and work with a mentor from the community to complete the study. Students must submit a course design proposal as part of the application/registration process. The mentor is selected from a district-approved list. Application materials are available in the counseling office.

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.

TRANSITIONS I-II - NDT001/NDT002

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: 11th or 12th grade standing
Course Description: 

This course will prepare students for the bridge between high school and college.  Accordingly, students will be challenged to read and write at a college prep level in preparation for beginning this transition.  This course allows students to take responsibility for their growth and behavior as well as goal setting and action steps to prepare them for their future.

TRANSITIONS III-IV - NDT003/NDT004

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: 12th grade standing
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course will be the bridge between high school and college.  Accordingly, students will be challenged to read and write at a college prep level in preparation for the transition to college.  This course allows students to take responsibility for their growth and behavior, as well as goal setting and action steps to prepare them for their future.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - PHY001

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 9 - PHY901/PHY902

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: 9th grade standing
Course Description: 

Note: This course may be taken as a one-semester course for 0.5 credit.

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: Students will understand the concepts of developing a healthy lifestyle through development of physical skills, personal fitness, knowledge, and appreciation of physical activity.  Students will be assessed through demonstrations, writing, and speaking to make physical activity a part of healthful living.  Students will participate in loco-motor, rhythmic, and manipulative activities, promoting sportsmanship, healthy habits, and positive attitudes.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: FITNESS/CONDITIONING BEGINNERS - PHY103

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.)

ASTRONOMY - SCI097

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: One year of general science; recommend Algebra I-II
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students in Astronomy will focus on the study of the universe. Topics include the solar system, space flight history, the characteristics of a stars’ life cycle, the nature of electromagnetic spectra, calculations of astronomical distances, meteorology, and the investigation of properties of space and earth using practical applications. Students will be evaluated through oral presentations, written reports, illustrations, and graphs on their ability to analyze events and predict their causes related to the concepts of astronomy.

ASTRONOMY/GEOLOGY - SCI100

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 laboratory science course investigates the properties of space and earth, emphasizing practical applications. Topics such as solar system, galaxies, formation of the universe, structure of the earth, and earth history will be covered. 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 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE I & II - SCI117/SCI118

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 course will introduce the students to understanding the interrelationship of the natural world and its natural resources. Students study the fundamentals of environmental science and technology with an emphasis on the sustainable use of natural resources, habitat assessment and maintaining a quality environment. Careers in natural resources, environmental science and associated areas will be studied. This course meets the Washington State Career & College Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

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.

OCEANOGRAPHY - SCI099

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 lab sicience course will concentrate on the interactions of ocean and weather systems. The focus will be on evaluating the inter- and intra-actions of the ocean and the atmosphere. This will be done through oral presentations, written reports, illustrations, graphs and/or multimedia presentations. This course meets the Washington State Graduation Requirement for a Lab Science.

PHYSICS OF THE UNIVERSE - SCI161/SCI162

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 will explore physical processes govern everything in the Universe. Geoscienctists require a strong background in the laws of physics in order to interpret processes that shape the Earth system and phsicists benefit from applying their models in a range of contexts. In this course, students will use the science and engineering practices of the NGSS to understand the physical laws of our universe.

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.

SPANISH I (Online) - FLS061/FLS062

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: FLS041/FLS042
Course Description: 

NCAA Note:  THIS ONLINE COURSE IS NOT NCAA APPROVED.

 

Description: Starting at the very beginning, students progress from words and phrases to complete sentences. Basic content and structures help students engage the world around them, culminating in practical language for everyday situations. Students can practice writing or speaking.

 

SPANISH II (Online) - FLS063/FLS064

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: FLS043/FLS044
Prerequisites: Spanish I-II or Spanish I (online)
Course Description: 

NCAA Note:  THIS ONLINE COURSE IS NOT NCAA APPROVED.

 

Description:  Students will build upon their foundation of everyday language to hold conversations, talk about travel, and meet with friends. With practice, they'll improve their speaking, writing and pronunciation, and gain new abilities and confidence.