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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.

IB ART STUDIO I-II (SL) - ART898/ART899

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
College Credit Option: IB
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is designed specifically for the studio-oriented art student, including opportunities for structured learning and studio work of a more experimental nature. Also, emphasis will be on comprehension of the elements and principles of art and how this understanding allows for a means of individual expression and creativity. Students will be required to keep an Investigation Workbook (IWB) that is both internally and externally assessed. Students will prepare an exhibition of their own work for the one or two year course, and discuss their work with an assigned IB Examiner from outside of the Kent School District. (This course should be attempted in one year, only if the student has previously taken art courses, is advanced in technique, and highly motivated to do the work.) (First Year of Two-Year Course)

IB ART STUDIO III-IV (HL) - ART900/ART901

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: IB Art Studio I-II (SL)
College Credit Option: IB
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course continues the work started in IB Art Studios I-II (SL). (Second Year of Two-Year Course)

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: 3rd Year Math
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: 3rd Year Math
Prerequisites: Accounting I-II or Accounting I-II (online)
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: 3rd Year Math
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 projects 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: ELA
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: ELA
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: Social Studies Elective
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: 3rd Year Math
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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.   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
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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)
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: Art Cross Credit
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. 

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: 3rd Year Math
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.

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 checking/savings accounts; and plan, save, and invest for the future.

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: 3rd Year Math
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: 3rd Year Math
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
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 I-II (Online) - BUS051/BUS052

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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.
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 online 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 the marketing plan, promotion, advertising, selling, market research and economics. 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
Prerequisites: Marketing I-II or Marketing I-II (Online) or instructors permission
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 III-IV ( Online) - BUS057/BUS058

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS055/BUS056
Prerequisites: Marketing I-II or Marketing I-II (online) or instructors permission
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 participate and travel through DECA, a marketing club. Students may have 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.
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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.

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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.

IB ART STUDIO I-II (SL) - ART898/ART899

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
College Credit Option: IB
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is designed specifically for the studio-oriented art student, including opportunities for structured learning and studio work of a more experimental nature. Also, emphasis will be on comprehension of the elements and principles of art and how this understanding allows for a means of individual expression and creativity. Students will be required to keep an Investigation Workbook (IWB) that is both internally and externally assessed. Students will prepare an exhibition of their own work for the one or two year course, and discuss their work with an assigned IB Examiner from outside of the Kent School District. (This course should be attempted in one year, only if the student has previously taken art courses, is advanced in technique, and highly motivated to do the work.) (First Year of Two-Year Course)

IB ART STUDIO III-IV (HL) - ART900/ART901

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: IB Art Studio I-II (SL)
College Credit Option: IB
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course continues the work started in IB Art Studios I-II (SL). (Second Year of Two-Year Course)

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: 3rd Year Math
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: 3rd Year Math
Prerequisites: Accounting I-II or Accounting I-II (online)
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: 3rd Year Math
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 projects 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: ELA
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: ELA
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: Social Studies Elective
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: 3rd Year Math
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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.   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
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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)
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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: Art Cross Credit
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. 

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: 3rd Year Math
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.

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 checking/savings accounts; and plan, save, and invest for the future.

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: 3rd Year Math
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: 3rd Year Math
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
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 I-II (Online) - BUS051/BUS052

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# 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.
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 online 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 the marketing plan, promotion, advertising, selling, market research and economics. 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
Prerequisites: Marketing I-II or Marketing I-II (Online) or instructors permission
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 III-IV ( Online) - BUS057/BUS058

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: BUS055/BUS056
Prerequisites: Marketing I-II or Marketing I-II (online) or instructors permission
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 participate and travel through DECA, a marketing club. Students may have 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.
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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.

MARKETING V-VI ONLINE - BUS071/BUS072

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: MARKETING I-II & MARKETING III-IV
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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 thorugh DECA, a marketing club.

 

TRIAL PRACTICE - TTI016

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: 

“Objection!”  If you like to debate, if you have thought about entering the legal profession, if you have a passion for excellence, then you should consider Trial Practice!  In this course, students will take an in-depth look at the structure and procedures of the court system, with an emphasis on real-world practice in a mock trial competition.

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.

 

WEB DESIGN II - TTI132

Content Area: CTE Business/Marketing
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Web Design 1 or by teacher permission
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Do you want to add more pizzazz and style to your website?  Take Web Design II and learn to enhance web sites using the Macromedia Suite of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash.  In this course, students will design, edit, and publish web sites; create and manipulate graphics, generate short videos and convert them to a web format to view on the World Wide Web.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I-II - TT1001/TT1002

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: World Language
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.  By the end of the year, students will have a conversational knowledge of American Sign Language. Two years of American Sign Language satisfies the World Language entrance requirement for many Washington State colleges and universities.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III-IV - TT1003/TT1004

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: World Language
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.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V-VI - TT1005/TT1006

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: World Language
Prerequisites: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III-IV
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
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. Two years of American Sign Language satisfies the World Language entrance requirement for many Washington State colleges and universities.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE VII-VIII - TT1007/TT1008

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: World Language
Prerequisites: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V-VI
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
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.

CAREERS IN CULINARY ARTS I - TT1254

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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 Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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!

CAREERS IN CULINARY ARTS III - TT1256

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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!

CAREERS IN CULINARY ARTS IV - TT1257

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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!

CAREERS IN EDUCATION INTERNSHIP - FCS007

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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 IN SEWING AND FASHION - FCS122

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Sewing and Fashion
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 take your love for fashion and sewing and turn it into a career? Advanced sewing construction skills, textile selection, computer-aided clothing design, and production will be applied as you choose projects that reflect your unique style. Go green by turning your unused clothes into new fashions.  You will experience the business world of textiles and design through classroom projects, fieldtrips, and a fashion show.

 

Students are expected to provide materials/fabrics for their own projects. In addition, a fee may be charged for general materials used.

 

 

CAREERS WITH CHILDREN - FCS003

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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.

EXPLORING CHILDHOOD - FCS001

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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/Human Services
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Health
Course Description: 

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.

FAMILY HEALTH (online) - FCS124

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Health
Course Description: 

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.

LIFE ON YOUR OWN - FCS011

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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 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.

SEWING AND FASHION - FCS121

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Are you interested in fashion? Do you have an artistic flair? Use your creativity and individual style to create fashionable garments and accessories, and personal items. Learn to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and have the option to personalize your work using an embroidery machine. Students are expected to provide materials for their own projects

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS - FCS123

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# 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: 

Thinking about being on your own someday? Start learning the skills that are necessary for you to be successful.  Plan a meal within a budget, ace an interview, make your money last, and get along better with everyone.  This class will prepare you to be successful in high school and beyond.  Skills for Success will address the concerns and interests of 9th and 10th grade students as they face the challenges of school and life.

 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - TT0710/TT0711

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
Prerequisites: NGSS Biology
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 alsobe explored within each unit, exposing students to the plethora of careers available in the

health care field.

BIOTECHNOLOGY I-II - TTI083/TTI084

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
Prerequisites: NGSS Biology
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.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING I - TT1153

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Algebra I-II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Discover what it means to be a robot.  Investigate the differences between robots and learn how to design a small Robot.  Students will develop basic skills and an understanding of both the 3D modeling and mechanical aspects of robotics and how these two engineering skills must be combined to create a functioning robot. An example project could be 3D modeling the basic components of a Robot Arm or an Autonomous Vehicle, capable of performing basic tasks. Programming of the 3D modeled Robots will be added and expanded on during Robotics Engineering II.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING II - TT1163

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: 3rd Year Math
Prerequisites: ROBOTICS ENGINEERING 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.

SPORTS MEDICINE I - TT1095/TT1695

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
Prerequisites: NGSS Biology 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 - TT1095/TT1696

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
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 Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
Prerequisites: Sports Medicine I & 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 Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
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 Sciences/STEM
# 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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3D COMPUTERIZED MACHINING - TTI1207/TTI1208

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# 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: 

Have you ever wondered how a concept becomes a product? This course is an introduction to personal fabrication. In this course students will be able to create part drawings, select tooling needed to manufacture a part and program machining tool paths. Students will use technologies to conceptualize,design, develop, and create projects. Skill development will be achieved through lab-based projects that will include computer aided 3-dimensional modeling (CADD), calculation of computer generated G&M code, and use of computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) devices.

AUDIO ENGINEERING - TTI024

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Learn the basics of audio recording, DJ and sound design. Obtain firsthand experience using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the foundations working with sound in a professional enviornment. Bulk up your Audio Engineering knowledge as this course is a pre-requisite for Audio Recording and Performance Audio.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY I - TT1039/TT1639

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
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 I-II - 2 HR/DAY - TT2039/TT2040

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
# of Credits: 2.0 credit
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 II - TT1040/TT1640

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
Prerequisites: Auto Technology I
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 - TT1041/TT1641

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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.

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

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
# of Credits: 2.0 credit
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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY IV - TT1042/TT1642

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
Prerequisites: Auto Technology III
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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 Skilled & Technical 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: 

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.

BUILDING TRADES I - TT1111/TT1611

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

This course consists of practical application of carpentry and cement work according to standards of building trades. Blueprint reading and use of the transit level are taught. Students will be prepared for apprenticeship or for advanced training. This class is an opportunity for entry into a building trade’s career

BUILDING TRADES II - TT1112/TT1612

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

This course consists of practical application of carpentry and cement work according to standards of building trades. Blueprint reading and use of the transit level are taught. Students will be prepared for apprenticeship or for advanced training. This class is an opportunity for entry into a building trade’s career.

BUILDING TRADES III - TT1113/TT1613

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Building Trades I and II or Building Trades I-II – 2 HR/Day
Course Description: 

The course is a continuation of Building Trades I-II and includes advanced framing methods, roofing, concrete finishing, finish carpentry, estimating, and crew leadership.

 

CERAMIC POTTERY & SCULPTURE I - TT1230

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
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 Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
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 Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
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.

 

GRAPHIC ARTS I - TT1207/TT1707

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
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.  

GRAPHIC ARTS II - TT1208/TT1708

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
Prerequisites: Graphic Arts I
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

In this course, students learn the advanced uses of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere along with 3D Animation. Instruction is designed to enhance the students' creative process as they work individually and in teams. Students will also learn the screen printing process by producting art to output and put on a garment using various techniques. Projects will be customized to the individual needs, interests, and career pathway goals of the student. 

GRAPHIC ARTS III - TT1209/TT1709

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
Prerequisites: Graphic Arts II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

In this course, students learn the advanced uses of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere, along with 3D Animation. Instruction is designed to enhance the students' creative process as they work individually and in teams. Students will also learn the screen printing process by producting art to output and put on a garment using various techniques. Projects will be customized to the individual needs, interests, and career pathway goals of the sutdent. 

GRAPHIC ARTS IV - TT1210/TT1710

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
Prerequisites: Graphic Arts III
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

In this course, students learn the advanced uses of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere, along with 3D Animation. Instruction is designed to enhance the students' creative process as they work individually and in teams. Students will also learn the screen printing process by producing art to output and put on a garment using various techniques. Projects will be customied to the individual needs, interests, and career pathway goals of the student. 

MECHATRONICS - TT1404/TT1405

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Science Elective
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course introduces students to the fundamental mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal concepts that are used in the design and repair of equipment used in aerospace and other manufacturing industries. The curriculum is delivered through hands-on activities and computer-based simulations. 

 

METAL SCULPTURE - TT1240/TT1241

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
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 exploration of general metal art fabrication materials, tools, techniques, and sculptural design.  Students will learn three-dimensional design using metal forming techniques such as soldering, brazing, oxyacetylene, MIG/TIG Welding and foundry work.  Emphasis will be put on design in both functional and sculptural forms.  Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate historic and contemporary work by professionals in the field of metal sculpture.  Students will create a personal portfolio of their work.  Students will explore how metal sculpture skills are used in fine art, architecture, building trades, and the custom automotive industry.  Through class activities, students will explore related careers, assume leadership roles, and practice skills used in the workplace.

PERFORMANCE AUDIO - TTI023

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Computer-generated music is found in movies, video games, television, radio, and recordings.  Experience how to write, generate, and produce music for each genre, along with the business and career aspects that will put you in the forefront of the music world. Learn how to mix, edit and create music using computers and other electronic devices.

POLICE SCIENCE I-II - TT1759/TT1760

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

This course introduces students to the careers available in the criminal justice fields.  Students will study criminal justice law, patrol and investigation procedures, crisis intervention, and ethical/legal responsibility.  This course is a great introduction for students that are interested in pursuing any public safety career.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY I - TT1056

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
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 Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
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 Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
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 Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine
Prerequisites: Studio Photography III
College Credit Option: AP
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.

TELEVISION BROADCASTING - TT1060/TT1061

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# 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: 

Television Broadcasting is a hands-on, project based course in which students will learn to use television studio production equipment including the camera, video switching equipment, lighting instruments, editing software, and audio systems. This course allows students to gain experience in the roles of anchor, reporter, producer, editor, program director, actor, and more. Television Broadcasting also provides advanced experience in scripting, producing, directing, and editing.

 

THEATER DESIGN AND PRODUCTION I - TT1101/TT1601

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
Course Description: 

Theatre Design & Production I class is designed to give hands-on experience using the newest techniques and technologies in professional theatre. The class focuses on the skills needed to pursue employment as a theatre technician or further training in design and production. Students practice and learn skills while working on productions. Areas of study include: scenic design/painting/construction, lighting and sound, costumes and makeup, stage properties, career opportunities.

THEATRE DESIGN & PRODUCTION II - TT1102/TT1602

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Art
Prerequisites: Theater Design & Production I
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is designed to give the Theatre Design I student more advanced hands-on training using the newest techniques and technologies in professional theatre. This class broadens the scope of training to include more in-depth design in all the major areas backstage.  The course also provides instruction in creating a portfolio for admittance to post high school training programs. Areas of study include: technical direction/stage management, lighting, publicity, sound, scenic design and construction, master carpentry, costumes and make up, properties, house management, career development. Students will be trained using industry standard equipment. Students who excel in the class may have the opportunity to be hired as a paid technician at school events while still in school.

VIDEO PRODUCTION I - TTI020

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Art Cross Credit
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. 

VIDEO PRODUCTION II - TTI021

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Art Cross Credit
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!” 

WELDING I - TT1155/TT1655

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Students will learn the basics of welding processes that are used in manufacturing and repair. Skills will be developed in shop safety, tool usage, blueprint reading, welding and cutting of metals, and project fabrication. An understanding of how to work with metals can assist students in any manufacturing or engineering career they pursue.

WELDING II - TT1156/TT1656

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Welding I
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Students will learn the basics of welding processes that are used in manufacturing and repair. Skills will be developed in shop safety, tool usage, blueprint reading, welding and cutting of metals, and project fabrication. An understanding of how to work with metals can assist students in any manufacturing or engineering career they pursue.

WELDING III - TT1157/TT1657

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Welding I and II or Welding I-II – 2 HR/Day
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Welding I-II. Students will study more advanced welding processes that are used in manufacturing and repair. Students will continue to skills in shop safety, tool usage, blueprint reading, welding and cutting of metals, and project fabrication. Students may work toward meeting certification requirements developed by the American Welding Society.

WELDING IV - TT1158/TT1658

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Welding III
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Welding I-II. Students will study more advanced welding processes that are used in manufacturing and repair. Students will continue to skills in shop safety, tool usage, blueprint reading, welding and cutting of metals, and project fabrication. Students may work toward meeting certification requirements developed by the American Welding Society.

WOODWORKING I - TTI103

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This entry-level course is designed to allow students to take a semester class of woodworking. Skill development will be achieved through lab-based projects that will include drawing and construction related math. All general and specific safety requirements for the Furniture Construction and Cabinetmaking courses are included.

WOODWORKING II - TTI104

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

This course is designed to allow students to take an advanced level of woodworking and intended to build on the knowledge of basic woodworking skills gained in Woodworking 1. The course will require students to complete a series of projects of increasing complexity to develop the techniques required to cut and process panels andsolid stock, produce accurate joinery and assemble finished pieces, and hone skills to 

do so in an efficient and cost effective manner. Students will learn to work both as an individual craftsperson and as a part of a highly skilled team. Academic skills that will be incorporated into the course include arithmetic and geometry, reading and writing and fine art. By combining this list of skills, students will be well prepared to enter the world of a professional woodworker. 

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. 

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. 

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.

 

BRIDGE TO COLLEGE ELA - ENG420/ENG421

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: 12th ELA
Prerequisites: Not having passed SBA
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

The course emphasizes focused reading, writing, speaking & listening, and research work based on Washington State’s K-12 Learning Standards for English language arts (the Common Core State Standards, CCSS-ELA). This course will develop students’ college and career readiness by building skills in critical reading, academic writing, speaking and listening, research and inquiry, and language use as defined by the CCSS-ELA for high school. Students will engage with rigorous texts and activities that support the standards’ additional goals of developing the capacities of literacy, including deepening appreciation of other cultures, valuing evidence and responding to varying tasks across content areas, and navigating technology to support their work. Students will learn to evaluate the credibility of information, critique others’ opinions, and construct their own opinions based on evidence. By the end of the course, students will be able to use strategies for critical reading, argumentative writing, and independent thinking while reading unfamiliar texts and responding to them in discussion and writing. The course will also develop essential habits of mind necessary for student success in college, including independence, productive persistence, and metacognition. 

CHS ENGL101 - ENG187

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# 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: 

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.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 105 - ENG188

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: 12th ELA
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
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 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.

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
Equivalent Credit: 10th ELA
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.  

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
Equivalent Credit: 9th ELA
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.  

IB ENGLISH: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (SL) I-II - ENG135/ENG136

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: 11th Grade Standing
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This is the first year of a two-year intensive pre-university level course that focuses on language and literature and is directed toward developing an understanding of the constructed nature of meanings generated by language and the function of context. In the first year students will explore how language develops in specific cultural contexts and shapes both individual and group identity through the reading of complex literary texts.. Students need to be highly motivated as the expectations of the course demand independent reading and analytical writing, critical thinking, class discussion, and oral presentation. In addition to reading mainstream literature, extensive writing in the mode of the literary essay is required. Students entering the course should have high-level skills in essay writing and literary analysis. Course work approximates that of a college level literature and language course. This course prepares students to take the standard level IB Language A1 exam.

 

 

IB ENGLISH: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (SL) III-IV - ENG137/ENG138

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: 12th ELA
Prerequisites: IB English: Language and Literature (SL) I-II
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This is the second year of a two-year intensive pre-university level course that focuses on the way language is used in mass media including newspapers, magazines, social networking, mobile telephony, radio and film. Students need to be highly motivated as the expectations of the course demand independent reading and analytical writing, critical thinking, class discussion, and oral presentation. In addition to reading mainstream literature, extensive writing in the mode of the literary essay is required. Students entering the course should have high-level skills in essay writing and literary analysis. Course work approximates that of a college level literature and language course. This course prepares students to take the standard level IB Language A1 exam.

 

IB LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL I-II - ENG110/ENG111

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: 11th ELA
Prerequisites: 10th ELA Core or 10th ELA Honors
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course better alignes with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts with stronger writing, genre and vocabulary component than IB English. This course is a more comprehensive curriculum of all language arts. The HL covers more materials in greater depth and at a faster pace than the SL class.

IB LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL III-IV - ENG120/ENG121

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: ENG164/ENG165/ENG166/ENG167
Prerequisites: ENG162/ENG163 or ENG168/ENG169
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This second year course of a two-year intensive pre-university level course that focuses on the way language is used in mass media including newspapers, magazines, social networking, mobile telephony, radio an film. Students need to be highly motivated as the expectations of the course demand independent reading and analytical writing, critical thinking, class discussion and oral presentation. Students entering this course should have high-level skills in essay writing and literary analysis.

LANGUAGE ARTS I - ELL001

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: ELA
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: 

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.  Can be repeated for an additional semester (up to 1.0 credit total).

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
Equivalent Credit: ELA
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: 

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. This course is available .5 English Credit.  

 

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: 

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: 

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. 

 

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT III - ELL012

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 above Level 2 that does not meet the requirements to be Proficient. Students MUST be enrolled in Core English Courses
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

 

Description: This course is designed to provide Language acquisition support. Course work will cover the essential areas of reading (vocabulary development, literary genre, literary comprehension and nonfiction comprehension) and writing (writing process, word choice, organization and structure, clear and effective writing and conventions) to prepare students to be successful in core classes and state tests. Course content is aligned with grade-level English Language Proficiency standards, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework. 

 

HEALTH FOR LIFE SKILLS - PHY003

Content Area: Health
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Health
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. 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.

 

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.)

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.

BRIDGE TO COLLEGE MATHEMATICS - MAT420/MAT421

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Not having passed SBA
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

The course curriculum emphasizes modeling with mathematics and the Standards for Mathematical Practice found within Washington K-12 Mathematics Learning Standards (the Common Core State Standards, CCSS-M). Topics include building and interpreting functions (linear, quadratic & exponential), writing, solving and reasoning with equations and inequalities, and summarizing, representing, and interpreting data. The course is designed to focus on building conceptual understanding, reasoning and mathematical skills and provides students engaging mathematics that builds flexible thinking and a growth mindset. For seniors who are successful in this course (B or better), the Bridge to College Mathematics course offers guaranteed placement into a college-level course when entering college directly after high school.

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..

 

 

 

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.

IB MATH ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES - MAT319/MAT320

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: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is designed to prepare students for the IB Math SL Exam as well as college level mathematics. Student's will cover concepts of probability and statistics including linear regression, normal distribution and binomial distribution. Time will be spent on calculus topics covering limits, derivatives and integrals. The topics will include differentiation techniques and applications of deriviatives, integration techniques and their applications. This is the second of two courses that prepare students for the IB Mathematics Standard Level examiniation; the first of which is Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry.

IB MATH APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS - MAT307/MAT308

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: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

AI is an "applied math" course that studies and develops mathematical concepts and how they relate to the world around us. Thi sclass is for students who are interested in developing mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems. Statistics is a main focus. Modelingn with functions, probabitlity, derivatives and integrals are also covered. It is recommended that students have a good set of algebra skills and look forward to solving challenging real-world problems.

PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY I-II - MAT207/MAT208

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

This course will identify qualities of an equation and connect the graph of an equation with its algebraic properties. Students will graph equations and inequalities using symmetry, vertical and horizontal shifts, and asymptotes. Students will understand the connection between an exponential and logarithmic function and they will graph and solve related problems. They will apply trigonometric properties to graphs in rectangular and polar coordinate systems, solve and prove trigonometric properties to graphs in rectangular and polar coordinate systems, solve and prove trigonometric equations, and solve triangles and related application problems. Finally, they will develop the concept of rate of change for a given relation.  Completion of this course is highly recommended in preparation of taking the AP Calculus BC exam, the IB Mathematics Standard Level exam, and/or the IB Mathematics Higher Level exam.

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION 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: 

As the entry level course into the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program, LEADER ED I-II sets the foundation for developing individual and collective leadership skills required for success in the cadets’ personal lives and future employment–regardless of career path.  Provides cadets with an introduction to the theories and fundamentals of Leadership, Citizenship, Personal Growth, Responsibility, Public Service, Career Exploration, and General Military Subjects in order to develop leadership and build character; create informed, patriotic, and responsible citizens; develop responsible young adults who are physically, mentally, and morally fit; and develop informed and civic-minded young adults prepared for higher education, civilian careers, and public service.  Instruction and practical application in physical training, drill, and civilian marksmanship are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance the leadership education experience as well as provide opportunities to compete individually, and on a team, at the state and national level.  Attendance does not incur an expectation of service or future obligation.  Zero hour offering available: class begins at 6:00 a.m

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION III-IV (JROTC) - LED003/LED004

Content Area: Military Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Leadership Education I-II
Course Description: 

This course builds on the foundation established in LEADER ED I-II.  Cadets will receive instruction in General Military Subjects with more structure and tradition as well as the opportunity to test the theories of leadership traits and principles through the introduction of leadership roles assigned among peer groups.  Instruction in land navigation training with the map and compass are emphasized along with additional learning experiences in personal growth, responsibility, and citizenship.  Instruction and practical application in physical training, drill, and civilian marksmanship are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance the leadership education experience as well as provide opportunities to compete individually, and on a team, at the state and national level.  Attendance does not incur an expectation of service or future obligation.  Zero hour offering available: class begins at 6:00 a.m

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION V-VI (JROTC) - LED005/LED006

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

 LEADER ED V-VI marks the third year of MCJROTC.  Returning cadets will rely heavily on their experiences in LEADER ED I-IV in order to transition their leadership education from theory to application as they assume long term positions of increased authority and responsibility within the program.  In this year, detailed instruction on personal finances is presented, as well as résumé writing, interviewing techniques, and scholarship application in preparation for life beyond high school.  Instruction and practical application in physical training, drill, and civilian marksmanship are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance the leadership education experience as well as provide opportunities to compete individually, and on a team, at the state and national level.  Attendance does not incur an expectation of service or future obligation.  Zero hour offering available: class begins at 6:00 a.m

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION VII-VIII (JROTC) - LED011/LED012

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

LEADER ED VII-VIII is the fourth and final year of the program.  It is the culmination of all previous learning experiences in MCJROTC.  Senior cadets will conduct formations and inspections, as well as supervise certain training events with younger cadets.  Senior cadets continue to be challenged academically with requirements for research projects and independent studies and progress reports.  Instruction and practical application in physical training, drill, and civilian marksmanship are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance the leadership education experience as well as provide opportunities to compete individually, and on a team, at the state and national level.  Attendance does not incur an expectation of service or future obligation.  LEADER ED V-VI can satisfy the Physical Education/Health credit requirement with instructor approval.  Zero hour offering available: class begins at 6:00 a.m.

BAND-SYMPHONIC I-II - MUS101/MUS102

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
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: 

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

 

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.

CHORUS - SOPRANO/ALTO (GIRLS) - MUS027/MUS028

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Prerequisites: 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: 

A one-year course designed for 9th through 12th grade soprano/alto-voice students who show potential and enthusiasm for singing. Students will be taught basic music skills and voice production. Some public performances will be required outside of the school day.

CHORUS - TENOR/BASS (BOYS) - MUS029/MUS030

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Prerequisites: 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: 

A one-year course designed for 9th through 12th grade tenor/bass-voice students who show potential and enthusiasm for singing. Students will be taught basic music skills and voice production. Some public performances will be required outside of the school day.

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.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I-II - MUS105/MUS106

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
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: 

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. 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.

MULTICULTURAL MUSIC STUDIES - MUS502

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Course Description: 

This is a one-semester course that seeks to expand the understanding of American and world music culture as a rich and varied tapestry that can be understood and enjoyed by everyone. The range of music studied deliberately emphasizes the cultures that are prominent in the American population. The aim is to teach the students respect for differences of all kinds.

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: 

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

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: 

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. Some public performances will be required. 

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.

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.

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 .

 

IB SPORTS, EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCE - PHY125/PHY126

Content Area: Physical Education
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: NGSS Biology required. Chemistry is recommended.
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

IB Sports Science offers one of the most exciting ways to study and apply science. A knowledge and understanding of exercise science can play a prominent role in offering solutions to increasing levels of physical inactivity or globesity. This course will teach both theory and practical work. The course covers the topics of anatomy, exercise physiology, energy systems, movement analysis, skill in sport and measurement and evaluation of human performance.

*Integrated Science I-II (SCI201/SCI202) is required.

*Chemistry (SCI141/SCI142) is recommended.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: AEROBICS BEGINNERS - PHY101

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: 

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.) 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.

 

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: 

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.) 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.

 

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.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: RECREATIONAL SPORTS BEGINNERS - PHY105

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

 

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: 

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.) 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.

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: 

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.) 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.

 

 

 

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.

CHS CHEM110 PREPARTION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY - SCI235/SCI236

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: CHEMISTRY OF THE 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 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.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE I & II - SCI117/SCI118

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
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. 

IB BIOLOGY I-II (HL) (First Year) - SCI125/SCI126

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

This course is offered to give students an overview of biological concepts. Students will analyze and evaluate such things as cellular biology, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics (classical and modern), biotechnology, evolution, and ecology. Students will demonstrate their understanding through various assessments including, but not limited to, laboratory and research projects, as well as written, oral, and multimedia presentations. 

IB BIOLOGY III-IV (HL) (Second Year) - SCI127/SCI128

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
Prerequisites: IB BIOLOGY I-II (HL) (First Year)
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is offered to give students an overview of biological concepts. Students will analyze and evaluate such things as cellular biology, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics (classical and modern), biotechnology, evolution, and ecology. Students will demonstrate their understanding through various assessments including, but not limited to, laboratory and research projects, as well as written, oral, and multimedia presentations. 

IB CHEMISTRY I-II (SL) - SCI150/SCI151

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
Prerequisites: Algebra III-IV
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Chemical principles underpin the physical environment in which we live, and all biological systems. Topics include energy and matter, atomic theory, periodic properties, chemical reactions and equation writing, mole concept, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, equilibrium, precipitation, acids, bases, and salts, oxidation-reduction reactions, kinetics, carbon chemistry. Students will exhibit understanding of these topics by creating laboratory and research projects, as well as written, oral, and multimedia presentations. This course will prepare students for the IB Chemistry standard level exam. 

IB ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY SL - SCI129/SCI130

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: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course spans two areas for the IB program, both Science and Individual and Societies. This course will explore the nature of science, the ecosystems stability, also the impact technolgy and population have on the natural world. The course will also explore the cultural, economic, ethical and political of societies with the environment. Students who have a high interest in the environment will have benefit from this course.

IB PHYSICS I-II (SL) - SCI252/SCI253

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
Prerequisites: Completion or Concurrent enrollment Alg III-IV
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is offered to give students a wide overview of the study of physics. Students will analyze and evaluate the concepts of kinematics, dynamics, heat, electricity and magnetism, optics, modern physics, and assess the universal importance to our global society. Students will exhibit understanding of these topics by creating laboratory and research projects, as well as written, oral, and multimedia presentations. This is a one or two-year course depending on the level of IB exam the student wishes to take.

PHYSICS OF THE UNIVERSE - SCI161/SCI162

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
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.

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY - SOC453/SOC454

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: CWI
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. 

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.

CHS POLI100 MODERN GOVERNMENT IN AMERICAN CONTEXT - SOC129

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Civics
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
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.  

CIVICS - SOC128

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 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
Equivalent Credit: CWH
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. 

IB HISTORY I-II (HL) (FIRST YEAR), HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS - SOC461/SOC462

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: US History
Prerequisites: Junior standing
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

IB History of the Americas is part of a two-year sequence that includes IB Twentieth Century Topics in the 12th grade. This course has, by design, an international focus. IB History of the Americas is a comparative study of the Western Hemisphere, centered on U.S. History. By studying the human conditions within the context of the Americas, students will gain an understanding of their own country’s history, environment and institutions, and also of the forces that have shaped world culture, economy, government, and society. There are strong writing and research components in the course. Students will read three texts, books on special topics, and a number of documents and articles. Some assignments are prepared for both internal and external assessment and are completed for a portion of the IB score. This course in combination with IB 20th Century Topics will prepare students for the IB History of the Americas exam at either the higher level or the standard level. These exams will be taken in the senior year.  

IB HISTORY III-IV (HL) (Second Year), 20th CENTURY TOPICS - SOC120/SOC121

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: IB History I-II (HL) (First Year), History of the Americas
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This is the second year of a two-year IB history sequence required for students seeking the IB Diploma or IB History certificate. The topics studied include: causes, practices and effects of war; nationalist and independence movements; decolonization and challenges facing new states; the rise and rule of single-party states; the establishment and work of international organizations; the Cold War; the state and its relationship with religion and minorities.

IB PSYCHOLOGY (SL) - SOC012/SOC013

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Psychology is the systematic study of the human condition through a variety of approaches. Such investigative approaches include the experimental method, observation, clinical interviews and questionnaires. Seen through three major perspectives, the study of psychology offers the student a field of study that brings together several academic traditions. Students will study psychology through the three major perspectives developed over the last one hundred year: Biological, Cognitive, and Learning. Assumptions of psychology that are addressed include motivations underlying human behavior, social interaction, language and thinking, memory and emotion. The students will be engaged in a variety of practical activities including observations, experiments and interviews. There is an emphasis on writing as a way of thinking.

IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE - SOC425/SOC426

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Second semester junior class standing or senior class standing
College Credit Option: IB
Course Description: 

The aims of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) program are to engage students in reflection on, and in, the questioning of the bases of knowledge. They develop an understanding of why critically examining knowledge claims is important. Develop a critical capacity to evaluate beliefs and knowledge claims. Make interdisciplinary connections. Become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal and ideological biases. Consider that knowledge may place responsibilities on the knower. Understand the strengths and limitations of individual and cultural perspectives. Develop a concern for rigor in formulating knowledge claims, and intellectual honesty.

IB WORLD RELIGIONS I-II (SL) - SOC126/SOC127

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

Humankind has been concerned throughout recorded history with religious questions, such as the meaning and purpose of life and death and the sense we make of our lives.  In the contemporary world, religion has a significant influence on individuals and societies across the globe.  The power of religion to both unite and divide affects believers and unbelievers alike.  Religion in its varied forms is a distinctive realm of human experience which demands academic inquiry.  It is most appropriate to study a number of living world religions in a scholarly, open-minded, and objective way.  The IB Diploma Program world religions course is a systematic, analytical, yet empathetic study of the variety of beliefs and practices encountered in nine main religions of the world.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES - SOC110

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: 

Multicultural Studies is a one-semester course that examines patterns in culture through diverse perspectives. This course focuses on multicultural issues as they relate to race, class, and gender. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how these issues affect our interdependent world through a variety of activities, projects, and presentations.

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: 

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. 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.

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
Equivalent Credit: US History
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.

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
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
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
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
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.

IB FILM (SL) - PAT334/PAT335

Content Area: Theater
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: CTE
Prerequisites: 11th Grade Standing
College Credit Option: IB
Course Description: 

The IB Film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts.  Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the course explores film history, theory, and socio-economic background.  The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film.  The achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts, theories, and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations, and cultures.  The course emphasizes the importance of working individually and as a member of a group.  Students are encouraged to develop the professional and technical skills (including organizational skills) needed to express themselves creatively in film.  A challenge for students following this course is to become aware of their own perspectives and biases and to learn to respect those of others.  This requires a willingness to understand alternative views, to respect and appreciate cultural diversity, and to have an open and critical mind.

IB THEATRE ARTS I-II (SL) - PAT329/PAT330

Content Area: Theater
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Drama I
College Credit Option: IB
Course Description: 

This course is a production-based drama course in which students will be actively involved in all facets of play production (design, acting, technical work, house management, script analysis and dramatic criticism). Students will explore and develop their own creativity as they come to understand that theatre is a reflection of life that is inclusive of all cultures and ethnicities. This course will prepare students for the IB Theatre Arts standard level exam.

IB THEATRE ARTS III-IV (HL) - PAT331/PAT332

Content Area: Theater
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: IB Theater Arts I-II
College Credit Option: IB
Course Description: 

 This course is a continuation of IB Theater Arts I-II. This is a production-based drama course in which students will be actively involved in all facets of play production (design, acting, technical work, house management, script analysis and dramatic criticism). Students will explore and develop their own creativity as they come to understand that theatre is a reflection of life that is inclusive of all cultures and ethnicities. This course will prepare students for the IB Theatre Arts standard level exam.

CHINESE-MANDARIN I-II - FLC001/FLC002

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: 

This course is designed as an introduction to basic Chinese with the emphasis on developing practical listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. By the end of the course, students should be able to communicate within a range of daily life situations. They will be introduced to commonly used Chinese characters and words.

CHINESE-MANDARIN III-IV - FLC003/FLC004

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

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

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.

IB FRENCH V-VI (SL) - FLF009/FLF010

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

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed a two year program in French. The use of the acquired structures is intensified and the creative process of the language is developed. Students will learn to carry out a variety of high frequency communicative tasks ranging from basic communication to more complex functions such as telling a story, stating and supporting opinion, and hypothesizing. This level strengthens and refines the students’ skills in structural and lexical competence, compositions, essay writing and communicative performance. IB French V-VI prepares the student for the analysis of literary texts.

IB FRENCH VII-VIII (SL) - FLF011/FLF012

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: IB French V-VI
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This advanced course in French language, literature and civilization, is designed for students who have successfully completed an intensive three-year program in French. Special emphasis is placed on perfecting the students’ comprehensive skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Communicative competence and refinement of writing skills, knowledge and use of complex structural and lexical expression, essay writing, and comprehension of increasingly complex authentic documents and media programs are also stressed at this level. Students will study authentic text from French culture and literature.  Class work and assessments are designed to prepare students for the IB French Standard Level exam.

IB JAPANESE V-VI (SL) - FLJ051/FLJ052

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: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course deals with an in depth study of the language through narrative and practical reading, vocabulary/Kanji writing expansion, and controlled and creative writing exercises. There will also be emphasis on spontaneity in oral skills. A sampling from literature, newspapers, television, and advertisements allow for understanding and comparison to the American culture. Students will strengthen their understanding of the subtle emotional and cultural connotations of the Japanese language.

IB JAPANESE VII-VIII (SL) - FLJ053/FLJ054

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

The course is conducted primarily in Japanese. Students will deepen their grammar, reading, writing and speaking skills which have been developed over the previous three years of study. Students will be assessed in a variety of oral and written activities. By the end of the course, students will recognize a total of 700 kanji and produce 400 kanji. Class work and assessments are designed to prepare students for the IB Japanese Standard Level exam.

IB SPANISH (HL) - FLS069/FLS070

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Spanish for Spanish Speakers and IB Spanish VII-VIII
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course is intended for 12th grade students, particularly native speakers of Spanish, who have previously completed IB Spanish VII-VIII.  Classroom activities are centered on a variety of Hispanic literature and its analysis.  As a result of their examination of literature, students will also increase their Spanish vocabulary and solidify their understanding and usage of Spanish grammar.  Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of a wide variety of literary genres from many countries both in writing and orally.  Students will also become acquainted with the historical background of the authors and the works they study.  Students who complete this course will be eligible to take the IB Spanish HL exam which may result in college credit.

IB SPANISH V-VI (SL) - FLS051/FLS052

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

This yearlong class targets increased oral and written proficiency through advanced conversation, in-depth study of language structure, discussion of universal themes, a variety of readings and individual projects and essays. Emphasis will also be on increased listening comprehension through use of video and audiotapes. This course prepares the student for the IB Language B Standard Level exam.

IB SPANISH VII-VIII (SL) - FLS053/FLS054

Content Area: World Languages
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: IB Spanish V-VI
College Credit Option: IB
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This yearlong class focuses on perfection of advanced grammar topics, speaking Spanish in a variety of settings, and reading and writing about a variety of culturally relevant topics. In all aspects of the class students will be working toward spontaneity, expression of opinions and being able to express themselves without relying on dictionaries. This course prepares students for the IB Language B Standard or Higher Level exam.

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.

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 FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I-II - FLS049/FLS050

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

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.

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.