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AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING - ART045/ART046

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Drawing, Painting and Design II; Ceramics, Sculpture & Design II; or Photography II,
College Credit Option: AP
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 offers the highly motivated art student the opportunity to develop a portfolio to submit for possible college credit and/or advanced college placement. For those students without plans for advanced schooling, it offers a program of study to increase skills, improve techniques, and explore new media. The main focus of the portfolio will be in drawing.


 

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.

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.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - TTI128/TTI130

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: Introduction to Java Programming or Algebra III-IV recommended Algebra III-IV
College Credit Option: AP
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Advanced Placement Computer Science A is a college-level, object-oriented programming class with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development.  The programming language (JAVA) is the vehicle for implementing computer-based solutions to particular problems and projects.  The course also includes the study of data structures and abstraction.  Some programming experience is highly recommended.  However, students with solid math and problem solving skills can be successful in the class.  Students taking the class will prepare for and have the opportunity to take the AP Computer Science test in the spring for advanced placement in college computer science programs.

 

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

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.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - CED001-CED023

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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. 

ECONOMICS - BUS508

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
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

What does it take to start and manage your own business?  Discover the role that economics plays in your personal life, and in domestic and global economies through real-world activities.  Learn how to make sound business decisions by discovering what economics is all about.  Money and banking, economic systems, international trade, supply and demand—these are just a few of the topics you will explore.

 

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.

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!

 

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.

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 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.

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AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING - ART045/ART046

Content Area: Art
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Drawing, Painting and Design II; Ceramics, Sculpture & Design II; or Photography II,
College Credit Option: AP
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 offers the highly motivated art student the opportunity to develop a portfolio to submit for possible college credit and/or advanced college placement. For those students without plans for advanced schooling, it offers a program of study to increase skills, improve techniques, and explore new media. The main focus of the portfolio will be in drawing.


 

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.

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.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A - TTI128/TTI130

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: Introduction to Java Programming or Algebra III-IV recommended Algebra III-IV
College Credit Option: AP
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Advanced Placement Computer Science A is a college-level, object-oriented programming class with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development.  The programming language (JAVA) is the vehicle for implementing computer-based solutions to particular problems and projects.  The course also includes the study of data structures and abstraction.  Some programming experience is highly recommended.  However, students with solid math and problem solving skills can be successful in the class.  Students taking the class will prepare for and have the opportunity to take the AP Computer Science test in the spring for advanced placement in college computer science programs.

 

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

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.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - CED001-CED023

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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. 

ECONOMICS - BUS508

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
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

What does it take to start and manage your own business?  Discover the role that economics plays in your personal life, and in domestic and global economies through real-world activities.  Learn how to make sound business decisions by discovering what economics is all about.  Money and banking, economic systems, international trade, supply and demand—these are just a few of the topics you will explore.

 

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.

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!

 

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.

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 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.

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

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

This course includes training in theory and practical exercises in the art and science of cosmetology.  Student will learn hair, skin, and nail care along with disinfection and safety procedures taught to state standards.  Students will learn wet and dry styling, shampooing, cutting, coloring, perming, and relaxing the hair.  Students train in the classroom and under actual salon conditions.  Course training prepares students for the Washington State Cosmetology Licensing Examinations.  A fee will be charged for a beauty school kit payable at the beginning of training.  Students must provide own transportation to and from the beauty college.  Prior to admission into the program, each student must complete an entrance application and be interviewed.  Details of the program (including additional fees and school hours) are negotiated with the beauty college each year and will be outlined at the orientation meeting.

CREATIVE COOKING - FCS021

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

CULINARY ARTS PREP I - TT0241/TT0641

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

Are you ready to show off your skills in the kitchen? Earn a Food Handler’s Permit and learn industry standards necessary to work in the food service and hospitality field. Gain hands-on experience preparing safe and delicious food while working in Kentridge's Three Season's Restaurant in a real commercial kitchen. Participate in catering events throughout the community. This class just might prepare you to be the next “Top Chef”!

 

 

CULINARY ARTS PREP I-II - 2 HR/DAY - TT2241/TT2242

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
# of Credits: 2.0 credit
Prerequisites: Instructor approval is required for the 2 HR/Day course.
Course Description: 

Are you ready to show off your skills in the kitchen? Earn a Food Handler’s Permit and learn industry standards necessary to work in the food service and hospitality field. Gain hands-on experience preparing safe and delicious food while working in a real commercial kitchen. Participate in catering events throughout the community. This class just might prepare you to be the next “Top Chef”!

 

CULINARY ARTS PREP II - TT0242/TT0642

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Course Description: 

Are you ready to show off your skills in the kitchen? Earn a Food Handler’s Permit and learn industry standards necessary to work in the food service and hospitality field. Gain hands-on experience preparing safe and delicious food while working in Kentridge's Three Season's Resaurant in a real commercial kitchen. Participate in catering events throughout the community. This class just might prepare you to be the next “Top Chef”!

 

CULINARY ARTS PREP III - TT0243/TT0643

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Culinary Arts Prep I-II or Culinary Arts Serv I-II.
Course Description: 

Are you ready to show off your skills in the kitchen? Earn a Food Handler's Permit and learn industry standards necessary to work in the food service and hospitality field. Gain hands-on experience preparing and serving safe and delicious food while working in Kentridge's Three Season's Restaurant in a real commercial kitchen. Participate in catering events throughout the community. This class just might prepare you to be the next "Top Chef"!

 

CULINARY ARTS PREP III-IV - 2 HR/DAY - TT2243/TT2244

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Services
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
# of Credits: 2.0 credit
Prerequisites: Culinary Art Prep I-II. Students may enter at the semester.
Course Description: 

Are you a passionate culinary artist? This course is a continuation of Culinary Arts Prep I-II. Emphasis is on organization, leadership and advanced knowledge in food safety, preparation, and service. Business systems such as purchasing, receiving, inventory, quality control and menu design will be included. A career as a restaurant manager or owner may be in your future! 

 

CULINARY ARTS PREP IV - TT0244/TT0644

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: CC0244/CC0644
Prerequisites: Culinary Arts Prep III
Course Description: 

Are you a passionate culinary artist? This course is a continuation of Culinary Arts Prep I-II. Emphasis is on organization, leadership and advanced knowledge in food safety, preparation, and service. Business systems such as purchasing, receiving, inventory, quality control and menu design will be included. A career as a restaurant manager or owner may be in your future! 

Culinary Arts Prep III or Culinary Arts Prep IV:  for students who have taken Culinary Arts Prep I & II.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERNSHIP - FCS008

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

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

EXPLORING CHILDHOOD - FCS001

Content Area: CTE Family & Consumer Sciences/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.

 

FOOD AND FITNESS - FCS002

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: PE
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

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

INTERIOR DESIGN I-II - TT1506/TT1605

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

In this course students will learn how to see and think like an interior designer. Students will extend and develop interior design skills. You will develop observational drawing skills, as well as creating interior models to scale. This course covers many of the requirements needed for post-secondary training.

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

3D MODELING AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING I - TT1213

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

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

3D MODELING AND CREATIVE ENGINEERING II - TT1214

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Prerequisites: 3D Modeling and Creative Engineering I
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

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

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.

DESIGN & 3D MODELING I - TT1211

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 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: 

Become an inventor and product designer. In this project-based class students will learn how to come up with an initial idea, research customer needs, design a product with 3D modeling/engineering software, and then create a product in real life. Students will learn how to use 3D printers, laser cutters, and other Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) equipment. This course is the first step towards a career in creative product design.

DESIGN & 3D MODELING II - TT1212

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Prerequisites: TT1211
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 a continuation of Design & 3D Modeling I. This project-based class will expand on everything learned during the first course by diving deeper into customer requirements and documenting, designing and creating a product.  The tools used will be 3D modeling/engineering software, 3D printers, laser cutters and other manufacturing equipment to bring ideas to fruition. This course is another step towards a career in creative product design.

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.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING III - TT1154

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: TT1163
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Robotics Engineering II. 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.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING IV - TT1654

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: TT1154
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is a continuation of Robotics Engineering III. 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.

SURVEY OF ENGINEERING I-II - TT1103/TT1104

Content Area: CTE Health Sciences/STEM
# 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: 

This is a project-based course where students work individually and in groups to study basic skills needed in engineering and technical careers. The applications of mathematical, scientific and technical principles are the foundations of this course.

ADVERTISING DESIGN I - TT1507/TT1607

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

Be a Designer!  Learn the skills to work in the design field.  Applications of creative design, photography, layout and paste-up procedures are explored as they relate to advertising and commercial design.  Students will be introduced to the computer as it relates to graphic layout and computer-generated art.  Techniques related to industrial design, fashion design, illustration, typography, graphic design, production art, and interior design are explored.  Each student will develop a final portfolio.  Students will observe working conditions and personnel in the field.  This course would be very useful for students developing a culminating project.

 

ADVERTISING DESIGN II - TT1508/TT1608

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

Be a Designer!  Learn the skills to work in the design field.  Applications of creative design, photography, layout and paste-up procedures are explored as they relate to advertising and commercial design.  Students will be introduced to the computer as it relates to graphic layout and computer-generated art.  Techniques related to industrial design, fashion design, illustration, typography, graphic design, production art, and interior design are explored.  Each student will develop a final portfolio.  Students will observe working conditions and personnel in the field.  

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.

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.

 

COMMERCIAL ART I - TTI011

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: 

Learn to illustrate, design, draw, and paint. Portfolio quality work and technique development are emphasized that include projects designed to prepare students for advanced training. This course would be very useful for students developing a culminating project.

COMMERCIAL ART II - TTI013

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: Commercial Art I
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Create designs that influence people. This course includes areas in the field of commercial art related to fashion illustration, cover design, lettering, layout, magazine illustration, and container design. 

COMMERCIAL ART III-IV - TTI014/TTI015

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: Commercial Art II
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

Create images that come to life!  This course includes areas in the field of commercial illustration, computer illustration, television, and commercial design and animation.  Students will also attain competency and mastery in commercial art while continuing to improve skills in illustration and painting, reading, writing, listening, speaking, problem-solving, goal setting, conflict resolution, and research.  These skills will be addressed in all content areas through group and individual settings, practical applications, simulations, and community resources.  

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. 

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.

SCHOOL ANNUAL I-II - NDA201/NDA202

Content Area: CTE Skilled & Technical Sciences
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor student may enroll at the semester.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Members of the yearbook staff will develop skills in graphic arts, journalism, digital photography, computer design and layout, leadership, and business management as they work together toward the common goal of recording the events, personalities, trends, and history of the school year. This course is repeatable for additional credit with instructor's permission.

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.

THEATER DESIGN AND PRODUCTION I & II - 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: 

This 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.

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!” 

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. 

SEL FRESHMAN SEMINAR I - TT0239

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

This course is specifically designed for Freshmen entering high school to develop their lifelong learning skills. 

This course will include higher-order thinking skills, academic success and employability skills along with civic, consumer and life skills.

SEL FRESHMAN SEMINAR II - TT0240

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

This course is specifically designed for Freshmen entering high school to develop their lifelong learning skills. 

This course will include higher-order thinking skills, academic success and employability skills along with civic, consumer and life skills.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION - ENG172/ENG173

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

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

 

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION - ENG107/ENG108

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: 12th ELA
Prerequisites: Core English 11 or Honors English 11 or College Literature
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

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

CHS ENG 111 Composition: Literature - ENG155

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: 12th ELA
Prerequisites: Senior standing recommended.
College Credit Option: AP, College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

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

CHS ENGL COMPOSITION: Exposition - ENG154

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Equivalent Credit: 12th ELA
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation, senior standing strongly recommended, juniors with special permission.
College Credit Option: AP, College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

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

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.  

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.)

AP CALCULUS AB - MAT209/MAT210

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

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

AP CALCULUS BC - MAT213/MAT214

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

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

APPLICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL REASONING I-II - MAT301/MAT302

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

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

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.

MATH ESSENTIALS I - MAT103

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Concurrently enrolled in Algebra I-II. Placement is assigned.
Course Description: 

 

 

Course Description: This course is designed to support successful completion of Algebra I-II and the Algebra I-II End of Course Assessment.  Emphasis will be placed on specific skills and strategies students need to be successful in their core Algebra I-II class, as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Algebra 1.  Students will have opportunities for additional practice, pre-teaching/re-teaching, and instructional support. 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.

MATH ESSENTIALS II - MAT104

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Concurrently enrolled in Geometry I-II. Placement is assigned.
Course Description: 

 

 

Course Description: This course is designed to support successful completion of Geometry I-II and the Geometry I-II End of Course Assessment.  Emphasis will be placed on specific skills and strategies students need to be successful in their core Geometry I-II class, as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Geometry. Students will have opportunities for additional practice, pre-teaching/re-teaching, and instructional support. 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.

 

MATH ESSENTIALS III - MAT109

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Concurrently enrolled in Algebra III-IV. Placement is assigned.
Course Description: 

 

 

Course Description: This course is designed to support successful completion of Algebra III-IV and the Algebra III-IV End of Course Assessment.  Emphasis will be placed on specific skills and strategies students need to be successful in their core Algebra III-IV class, as described by the Common Core State Standards.  Students will have opportunities for additional practice, pre-teaching/re-teaching, and instructional support. 

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.

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.

 

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 I-II - MUS023/MUS024

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Fine Arts
Prerequisites: Previous choral experience or permission of instructor. Students may enroll at semester.
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Chorus is designed for students who wish to participate in group singing activities and have the ability to maintain pitch. The basic concepts of singing and music reading are taught. This is an advanced class for students with previous choral experience. 

CONCERT BAND I-II - MUS103/MUS104

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Previous experience and recommendation of the previous band director or 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: 

Concert Band is primarily, but not exclusively, for freshmen. This course provides instruction in band performance with emphasis on development of basic skills such as articulation, tone, and rhythm concepts. The course will provide the necessary training and experience for future enrollment in the Symphonic Band and/or Wind Ensemble. The Concert 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

CONCERT CHOIR I-II - MUS021/MUS022

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

Fee: Special clothing may be required for this class. 

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

 

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

CONCERT ORCHESTRA I-II - MUO991/MUO992

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

 

 

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

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.

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. 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE I-II - MUS112/MUS113

Content Area: Music
# 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.
Course Description: 

This course will provide instruction in percussion skills through the practice, rehearsal and performance of all types of percussion literature. It is designed for the beginning to advanced percussionist to develop aptitudes and abilities individually and within performing groups. The Percussion Ensemble will make numerous public appearances for concerts, athletic functions and other events. Students must provide sticks and/or mallets for use with school percussion equipment.

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 .

 

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: ACTIVITY OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS342/NDS343

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

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

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

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

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

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

 

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: ATTENDANCE OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS340/NDS341

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

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

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

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

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

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: COUNSELOR OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS338/NDS339

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

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

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

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

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

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT OFFICE ASST: LIBRARY OFFICE ASSISTANT - NDS344/NDS345

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.1 Supervisor objectives:

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

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

2.13 The supervisor will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21 Acquire office skills and knowledge.

2.22 Assume responsibility by performing assigned office duties.

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

2.24 Develop interpersonal relationships and skills in an office environment.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: ENGLISH SECONDARY LANGUAGE TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS303/NDS304

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS322/NDS323

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: ART TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS328/NDS329

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

 

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS330/NDS331

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

 

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS310/NDS311

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: MATH TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS312/NDS313

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: SCIENCE TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS318/NDS319

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS320/NDS321

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: TECHNICAL TRADE TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS308/NDS309

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

STUDENT TEACHER ASST: WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER ASSISTANT - NDS332/NDS333

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

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

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

1.2 The student will assist the teacher with materials and equipment for the program.

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

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

2.1 Teacher objectives:

2.11    The teacher will develop specific goals for each student assistant.

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

2.13    The teacher will identify the resources to be used.

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

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

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

2.21    Acquire additional subject-area skills and knowledge.

2.22    Assume responsibility by performing assigned duties.

2.23    Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting the supervising teacher in specific learning activities, (i.e., individual and small group instruction, special projects, panel presentations, discussions, etc.).

2.24    Improve interpersonal relationships, skills.

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

3.0  Enrollment limitations:

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

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

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

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

CHS PEF113 GIRLS ONLY WEIGHT TRAINING - PHY006

Content Area: Physical Education
# 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. This course offers college credit through Central Washington University. Please check with your counselor for additional information.

CHS PEF113 WEIGHT TRAINING - PHY007

Content Area: Physical Education
# 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. This course offers college credit through Central Washington University. Please check with your counselor for additional information.

CHS PEF122 AEROBICS: DANCE FUSION - PHY008

Content Area: Physical Education
# 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.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness, sportsmanship, sports skills, and knowledge. Special attention will be placed on the value of establishing habits leading to lifelong physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle. This course offers college credit through Central Washington University. Please check with your counselor for additional information.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 - PHY901/PHY902

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

Students will understand the concepts of developing a healthy lifestyle through development of physical skills, personal fitness, knowledge, and appreciation of physical activity.  Students will be assessed through demonstrations, writing, and speaking to make physical activity a part of healthful living.  Students will participate in loco-motor, rhythmic, and manipulative activities, promoting sportsmanship, healthy habits, and positive attitudes. 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. Note: This course may be taken as a one-semester course for 0.5 credit.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: AEROBICS ADVANCED - PHY102

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: 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: COOP TEAM SPORTS II - PHY110

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

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.

 

 

 

AP BIOLOGY - SCI105/SCI106

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

A laboratory science course designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. Passage of the AP Biology exam may earn college credit or college standing. Typical college level biology concepts and laboratory experiments will form the basis of this course. Students will prepare themselves for college biology and the advanced placement examination. Instruction will concentrate on an inquiry approach to biochemistry, cells, heredity, molecular biology, systems organization, natural selection and ecology. The student will focus on the molecular and cellular aspects of life, continuity and diversity of life, systems and interactions, and the impact of the individual on the world. Learning will be promoted as a life long endeavor. Laboratory activities, quantitative analysis, presentations, projects, lectures, discussions, and community involvement will accomplish this. This course meets the Washington State Career & College Ready Graduation Requirement for a laboratory science course.

AP CHEMISTRY - SCI145/SCI146

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

This class is designed to give students a college freshman-level chemistry course that may earn college credit or allow advanced college placement. Typical college-level chemistry concepts and laboratory experiments will form the basis of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will gain an understanding of atomic theory, reaction rates, stoichiometry, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and kinetics as well as properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Students will practice a variety of qualitative and quantitative laboratory techniques.

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - SCI120/SCI121

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
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Students will develop an understanding of the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to comprehend the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Students will exhibit their understanding of these topics by conducting laboratory and research projects, presenting their findings through oral, written, and multimedia products, and by successfully completing the Advanced Placement exam in the spring. 

AP PHYSICS I - SCI260/SCI261

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
Prerequisites: Physics I-II or concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry I-II or higher.
College Credit Option: AP
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory science course that develops understanding of physics. This class is equivalent to a first year student in non-calculus based college physics course, which enables students to be successful in subsequent advanced college physics courses. Students will analyze and evaluate the concepts of kinematics, dynamics, heat, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics, and assess the impact on their lives. They will exhibit their understanding of these topics by conducting laboratory and research projects. Students will present their findings through oral, written, and multimedia products, and by successfully completing the advanced placement exam in the spring. 

AP PHYSICS II - SCI262/SCI263

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

This is a laboratory science course that develops understanding of physics. This class is equivalent to a first year student in non-calculus based college physics course, which enables students to be successful in subsequent advanced college physics courses. Students will analyze and evaluate the concepts of kinematics, dynamics, heat, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics, and assess the impact on their lives. They will exhibit their understanding of these topics by conducting laboratory and research projects. Students will present their findings through oral, written, and multimedia products, and by successfully completing the advanced placement exam in the spring.

ASTRONOMY - SCI097

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

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

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 ASTR101 ASTRONOMY 101 - SCI256/SCI257

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Equivalent Credit: Lab Science
Prerequisites: Two years of lab science
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 is a laboratory science course that explores the universe, an overview of modern theories concerning its processes and development, and the formation and evolution of structures that make up the universe. It will also build an understanding of the history of astronomy, the chemistry and physics of light, the physics of motion and gravity as applied to astral bodies, and relativity. 

 

The course generates University of Washington credit. A fee for the class is required if a student wishes to receive college credit. If you do not wish to pay the fee, the course will still go on the high school transcript as a college course at the high school.  This course uses University of Washington selected materials. The reading level and content of materials are at the college level. 

 

Note:  This course is equivalent to the University of Washington Course “Astronomy”, course number ASTRO 101.  Students can register to earn five (5) college credits through the University of Washington in the High School Program. 

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.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ZOOLOGY - SCI156/SCI157

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 & Chemistry of the Earth System
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Explore the animal kingdom with this laboratory science course directed at the college preparatory student at or above reading level. Students will learn about the structure, taxonomy and evolutionary relationships of the animal kingdom. 

OCEANOGRAPHY - SCI099

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

This lab science course will concentrate on the interactions of ocean and weather systems. The focus will be on evaluating the inter- and intra-actions of the ocean and the atmosphere. This will be done through oral presentations, written reports, illustrations, graphs and/or multimedia presentations.

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 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: UNITED STATES - SOC511/SOC512

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

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

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 PSYCHOLOGY - SOC010/SOC011

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

This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principals and phenomena associated with the history of and approach to psychology. Students will investigate research methods, biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality testing and individual differences. This course will also discuss treatment of psychological disorders and social psychology. They also will learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

AP UNITED STATES HISTORY - SOC451/SOC452

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

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

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 HSTAA235 US HISTORY SINCE 1940 - SOC433/SOC434

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 or senior class standing
College Credit Option: College Credit Available: See course description for details.
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

This course will introduce students to the history of the United States in the era between the Presidential Administration of Franklin Roosevelt and George Bush, concluding with some reflections on our own time. The course covers the major domestic and international events of the last sixty years, including the New Deal, WWII, the Cold War, the rise of suburbia, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the cultural revolution of the 1960’s, the Reagan “Restoration” of the 1980’s, “changing faces” of the 90’s, up to 9/11 and the current “War on Terror”. 

 

The course generates University of Washington credit. A fee for the class is required if a student wishes to receive college credit. If you do not wish to pay the fee, the course will still go on the high school transcript as a college course at the high school.   This course uses University of Washington selected materials.  The reading level and content of materials are at the college level.

 

 

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. 

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.

PSYCHOLOGY - SOC007

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

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

SOCIOLOGY - SOC009

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

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

STUDENT LEADERSHIP - SOC419

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

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.

BASIC LANGUAGE ARTS - ACLA01/ACLA21

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

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

 

CAREER AWARENESS - ACT161/ACT171

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

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

COMMUNITY SKILLS - ACSS41/ACSS42

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

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

ELA SUPPORT TO CORE - ACLA06/ACLA07

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

This course series is for students whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service and are building basic skills needed to support current enrollment in core English Language Arts. Students will learn fundamental language arts skills from the foundations of the sounds and meanings of words to the structures of the language and the basics of reading comprehension and essay writing. Students will engage in activities that enhance phonemic awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary and word attack skills, spelling conventions, reading strategies, and the organization and production of writing. Students will read fiction and non-fiction texts differentiated to support reading and writing skills occuring in the general education core class. Collaboration exists between SE and GE teachers to deliver SDI in the SE setting to support GE class enrollment. Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated instruction on areas of need as identifiied by the IPE. Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and IEP need. Please see your school counselor for placment. NOTE: 1.0 credit of SE - ELA Support to Core course work may be used to satisfy 1.0 credit of the English Lanugae Arts graduation credit requirement as determeined by the IEP Team.

HOME AND FAMILY LIFE - ACHF01/ACHF02

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

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

 

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS - ACSK81/ACSK84

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

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

LANGUAGE ARTS I-II - ACLA02/ACLA03

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

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

SE: MATH II - ACMA22/ACMA32

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

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

SE: MATH III - ACMA23/ACMA33

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

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

SE: READING LEVEL II - ACRD02/ACRD22

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

Students enrolled in this course will work on mastering reading CCSS from grade level 3.1 to 6.0. Students will work to further develop their reading fluency rates, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies developed in

SE: Reading III. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter Language Arts I-II. Different grade levels/course may be offered within a classroom at the same time. This is an Intensive Literacy Intervention course. The course will provide a program of differentiated instruction or service that is unique to a student's individual needs as identified in the IEP. NOTE SE Reading II coursework may be used to satisfy the English Language Arts graduation credit requirement as determined by the IEP Team.

 

SE: READING LEVEL III - ACRD03/ACRD23

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

Students enrolled in this course will work on mastering Reading CCSS from grade level 1.0 to 3.0. Students will work on basic decoding skills, word attack, vocabulary development, fluency rates and basic comprehension. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter SE: Reading II. Different grade levels/courses may be offered within a classroom at the same time. This is an Intensive Literacy Intervention course. The course will provide a program of differentiated instruction or service that is unique to a student's individual needs as identified in the IEP. NOTE: SE Reading III coursework may be used to satisfy the English Language Arts graduation credit requirement as determined by the IEP Team.

 

SE: WRITING LEVEL II - ACWR02/ACWR22

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

Students enrolled in this course will work on mastering writing CCSS from grade level 3.1 to 6.0. Students will focus on fundamental Six Traits Writing components including conventions, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, ideas, and organization. Students will use the writing process to compose multi-paragraph works. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter Language Arts I-II. This is an Intensive Literacy Intervention course. The course will provide a program of differentiated instruction or service that is unique to a student's individual needs as identified in the IEP. NOTE: SE Writing Level II coursework may be used to satisfy the English Language Arts graduation credit requirement as determined by the IEP Team.

 

SE: WRITING LEVEL III - ACWR03/ACWR23

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

Students enrolled in this course will work on mastering Writing CCSS from grade level 1.0 to 3.0. Students will focus on some fundamental Six Traits Writing components including basic conventions, word choice, sentence development, paragraph organization/development. Students mastering the concepts in this course are prepared to enter SE: Writing Level II. This is an Intensive Literacy Intervention course. The course will provide a program of differentiated instruction or service that is unique to a student's individual needs as identified in the IEP. NOTE: SE Writing Level III coursework may be used to satisfy the English Language Arts graduation credit requirement as determined by the IEP Team.

 

DIRECTING - PAT310

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

Students will learn the art and craft of directing through hands on directing experience.  The course will teach students the process of directing from visualization through the rehearsal process and performance.  Students will learn about selecting a play, analyzing a script, the casting process, staging, the rehearsal process, working with designers and stage technicians; and coaching actors.  The final project will consist of directing a one-act play or cutting from a musical or play.

 

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.

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.

CHS FRENCH V-VI - FLF015/FLF016

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

This course provides further development of conversational skills in practical use to increase the students' enjoyment of the language. A more detailed understanding of the language structure is obtained through reading stories, magazines, simple literature, and by viewing/discussing films. Students will know, understand and be able to complete a list of National Standards for Foreign Language Learning - Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. It is possible to obtain college credit for the University of Washington. A fee maybe required if taking for University of Washington College Credit.

CHS SPANISH V-VI - FLS073/FLS074

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

This UW Spanish V-VI course will introduce the learner to the rich culture of the Spanish speaking world, including the Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S. This course aims also to develop students' intercultural knowledge and understanding. This course is open to students who have taken Spanish 102, Spanish 122, or scored 45-69 on the SP100A placement test. A fee maybe required if taking for University of Washington college credit. It is possible to obtain college credit for Spanish 103 and Spanish 201 at the University of Washington.

FRENCH I-II - FLF001/FLF002

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

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

FRENCH III-IV - FLF003/FLF004

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

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

FRENCH VII-VIII - FLF007/FLF008

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

This course is a continuation of language with more individualized study in reading and composition. Individual projects are used to increase language proficiency and for further involvement and appreciation of the language and its people.

JAPANESE I-II - FLJ031/FLJ032

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

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

JAPANESE III-IV - FLJ033/FLJ034

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

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

JAPANESE V-VI - FLJ035/FLJ036

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

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

JAPANESE VII-VIII - FLJ037/FLJ038

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

This advanced level course will be centered on proper usage of complex grammatical patterns in various forms; spoken, written, formal, informal. The student will be able to comprehend complex texts including newspapers, magazines, and novels.

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.

SPANISH VII-VIII - FLS047/FLS048

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

This course provides an advanced level class for students of Spanish or for native speakers who need further development of Spanish skills. Classroom activities are centered on more complex grammar and conversational skills to increase the students’ competency in the language in a classroom where only Spanish is spoken. The student will communicate through oral presentations and group discussions, writing compositions, and reading literature and informational texts.