High School Course Catalog

Subject Area Requirements

The following summary describes the courses offered in high school that relate to the subject area graduation requirements.

 

The Arts

All courses listed in this catalog under “The Arts: Visual and Performing Arts” (Art, Music, and Theatre) count toward fulfilling the arts graduation requirement.  Equivalency credited courses in other departments also apply towards fulfilling this requirement as noted in course descriptions. Class of 2018 must take 1.0 Arts credit and Class of 2019 and beyond must take 2.0 Arts credits for graduation.

 

English Language Arts

Each year students must take one of the yearlong required English course offerings found in the English Language Arts section, identified by grade level.  Additional courses that are listed as electives do not meet this requirement.

 

Mathematics

Algebra I-II and Geometry I-II are required in grades 9 and 10 except for students who successfully completed algebra and/or geometry in middle school.  The third credit in math is expected to be Algebra III-IV.  A student may elect a math course other than Algebra III-IV if all of the criteria set forth in WAC 180-51-066, section (1), subsection (b)(ii) are met.  For more information, please see “Graduation Requirements” in this catalog or contact your high school counselor for more information.

 

Alternative Courses to Algebra III-IV

1.0 credit from the following courses may be taken in place of Algebra III-IV to satisfy the third credit requirement for mathematics.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO MEET WITH THEIR SCHOOL COUNSELOR TO PURSUE ALTERNATIVE COURSE(S).

 

Applications in Mathematical Reasoning

MAT301/MAT302

Accounting I-II

MAT501/MAT502

Accounting III-IV

MAT503/MAT504

Aviation Fundamentals — Ground I-II

MAT607/MAT608

Aviation Fundamentals - Flight I-II

MAT609/MAT610

Business Math I-II

MAT105/MAT106

Business Math I-II (online)

MAT408/MAT409

Engineering & Design I-II

MA1170/MA1171

Engineering Applications I

MA1151/MA1651

Engineering Applications II

MA1152/MA1652

Engineering and Innovation I-II

MA2151/MA2152

Engineering Drawing I

MA1221

Engineering Drawing II

MA1223

Engineering Drawing III

MA1225

Engineering Drawing IV

MA1226

Financial Algebra

MA0696/MA0697

Introduction to Java Programming

MAT129

Game Programming

MAT129

Advanced Java Programming

MAT127

AP Computer Science

MAT128

Robotics Engineering I

MA1153/MA1653

Robotics Engineering II

MA1154/MA1654

 

 

Social Studies

The Class of 2016 and beyond must take two semesters of Contemporary World History (9th grade), one semester of Contemporary World Issues (10th grade), two semesters of U.S. History and Government I-II (11th grade) and one semester of Civics (12th grade). In addition, graduating students must successfully complete a course in Washington State History and Government. This requirement is a non-credit course and successful completion will be noted on transcripts. If the Washington State History requirement was not met in 7th or 8th grade, an alternative-learning option will be available. Contact your high school counselor for more information. If a 9th or 10th grade student has transferred from another state and has taken that state's history, he/she is exempt from this requirement. Washington State History may be waived for 11th and 12 grade students who transfer from another state. Without such waiver they would not be able to graduate with their class.

Students selecting Advanced Placement (AP) may enroll in alternate AP courses as noted in course descriptions. All courses listed under the social studies section qualify as social studies electives.

 

Laboratory Science

The 3.0 science requirement is fulfilled by taking two Lab Sciences.  The third credit of science may be selected from any approved science course or from approved equivalency credited courses.

 

Occupational Education

All courses listed under the departments of Business Education, Family & Consumer Science Education, and Career & Technical Education count towards fulfilling the one credit requirement in Occupational Education.  In addition to those departmental offerings, Peer Tutoring and Leadership Education (JROTC) V-VI may also be counted toward fulfilling this requirement.

 

Health/Fitness

In addition to 1.5 credits of Physical Education, students must complete the one semester (.5) Health course.