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APPLICATIONS IN THE ARTS I - ART411

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

This course is a beginning art course which introduces the students to a variety of art mediums and techniques, including drawing, color theory, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Students who successfully complete this course may obtain .5 high school credit by completing the Fast Start Requet Form and turning it in to the high school couseling office any time between the 9th -12th grade. REMINDER, once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed. If a student passes this course but does not wish to have the credit transcripted, he/she will need to complete the required Arts credit in high school.

FOODS-FADS-FINANCE - HOM893

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

This is a semester course consisting of introductions to clothing, career exploration, basic nutrition, food preparation, family relationships, and money management.  The class is project-and activity-oriented.

MS STEM ROBOTICS - TT0800

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

In this course students will learn foundational robotics and programming skills. Students will design, build, and program real-world objects using the Engineering Process.

Students who successfully complete this course may obtain .5 high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it into the high school counseling office any time between the 9th - 12 th grade. Once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS - BUS002

Content Area: CTE Technology
# 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 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 who successfully complete this course may obtain .5 high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it in to the high school counseling office any time between the 9th-12th grade. Once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed.

Course Outline

Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy

Online Communications

Word Processing

Spreadsheets

Presentations

WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY I - IAW891

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

This is an introductory course in woodworking technology. Students will study the basic principles and processes of machine woodworking through individual and group projects. Basic personal, environmental, and shop safety concepts are included.  Students will gain the ability to understand and use standard units of measurement.  The integration of math skills used in manufacturing and construction are emphasized throughout the course.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

 

 

 

 

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

 

 

 

 

Core Language Arts 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

 

 

 

 

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

Core Language Arts 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

Honors Language Arts 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

Honors Language Arts 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

Middle School Reading & Writing Essentials I-II (Grade 8) - ENR891/ENR892

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat: This course is repeatable.

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7/8 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

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APPLICATIONS IN THE ARTS I - ART411

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

This course is a beginning art course which introduces the students to a variety of art mediums and techniques, including drawing, color theory, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Students who successfully complete this course may obtain .5 high school credit by completing the Fast Start Requet Form and turning it in to the high school couseling office any time between the 9th -12th grade. REMINDER, once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed. If a student passes this course but does not wish to have the credit transcripted, he/she will need to complete the required Arts credit in high school.

FOODS-FADS-FINANCE - HOM893

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

This is a semester course consisting of introductions to clothing, career exploration, basic nutrition, food preparation, family relationships, and money management.  The class is project-and activity-oriented.

MS STEM ROBOTICS - TT0800

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

In this course students will learn foundational robotics and programming skills. Students will design, build, and program real-world objects using the Engineering Process.

Students who successfully complete this course may obtain .5 high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it into the high school counseling office any time between the 9th - 12 th grade. Once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed.

COMPUTER ESSENTIALS - BUS002

Content Area: CTE Technology
# 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 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 who successfully complete this course may obtain .5 high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it in to the high school counseling office any time between the 9th-12th grade. Once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed.

Course Outline

Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy

Online Communications

Word Processing

Spreadsheets

Presentations

WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY I - IAW891

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

This is an introductory course in woodworking technology. Students will study the basic principles and processes of machine woodworking through individual and group projects. Basic personal, environmental, and shop safety concepts are included.  Students will gain the ability to understand and use standard units of measurement.  The integration of math skills used in manufacturing and construction are emphasized throughout the course.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

 

 

 

 

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

 

 

 

 

Core Language Arts 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG703/ENG704

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will continue to reflect on their reading skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will use the writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing in forms and styles appropriate for their purpose and audience while refining their understanding of conventions and usage. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

 

 

 

 

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

Core Language Arts 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

CORE LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG803/ENG804

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They will adapt their reading to different types of text. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from multiple sources to deepen understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will continue to read for pleasure, sharing and reflecting on their experiences. Students will continue to refine their writing process to develop coherent and interesting writing. Students will refine their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. Students will participate productively in groups, use constructive feedback to improve their work, evaluate their progress, and set future goals.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

Honors Language Arts 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 7 - ENG705/ENG706

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students will refine and extend their understanding of the author’s craft at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will analyze increasingly complex language to generate oral and written responses and synthesize information from multiple sources as they deepen their understanding of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their writing process to produce coherent and interesting writing. Students will develop their ability to speak effectively in front of a group. They will work collaboratively as well as individually to set and accomplish goals while evaluating their own progress.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

Honors Language Arts 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

HONORS LANGUAGE ARTS 8 - ENG805/ENG806

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Students will integrate a variety of comprehension and vocabulary strategies at a rigorous level of thinking. Students will use oral and written responses to analyze and/or synthesize information from more complex language within literature to deepen their understanding of a wide variety of texts. Students will refine their understanding of the author’s craft, commenting on and critically evaluating text as they thoughtfully analyze universal themes in literature and the effect of mass media. Students will read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme or author. Students will continue to refine their 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.

Middle School Reading & Writing Essentials I-II (Grade 8) - ENR891/ENR892

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat: This course is repeatable.

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7/8 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

Middle School Reading & Writing Essentials I-II (Grade 7) - ENR791/ENR792

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

MS English Proficiency Development - ENR410/ENR411 or ENR412/ENR413

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course series is for students reading more than two years below grade level who need intensive support or whose specially designed instructional needs can be met with this service. The focus will be on building basic skills students need to move on to core language arts supported by the reading/writing essentials class.  In this two-period block, 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.  Though the class is highly structured, students will have opportunities to work with partners, evaluate their own progress, set goals, and receive differentiated help on areas of need.  Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on assessment data and/or IEP need, where applicable.  Please see your school counselor for placement.

READING AND WRITING ESSENTIALS 7 - ENR791/ENR792

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

READING AND WRITING ESSENTIALS 7 - ENR791/ENR792

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

READING AND WRITING ESSENTIALS 7 - ENR791/ENR792

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

READING AND WRITING ESSENTIALS 8 - ENR891/ENR892

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat: This course is repeatable.

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7/8 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

READING AND WRITING ESSENTIALS 8 - ENR891/ENR892

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat: This course is repeatable.

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7/8 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

READING AND WRITING ESSENTIALS 8 - ENR891/ENR892

Content Area: English Language Arts
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Placement is based on a scale score for total reading on an achievement test which indicates grade placement 1.5 or more years below grade level or staff recommendation.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat: This course is repeatable.

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

Course Description:  Students will focus on specific reading and writing skills in order to meet grade level reading and writing standards. Students will build fluency, vocabulary, critical thinking and comprehension to reach grade level reading standards. Students will focus on using the writing process and develop a working understanding of the traits of effective writing. They will write in a variety of genres for varied audiences in order to reach grade level writing standards. Reading & Writing Essentials is a companion class to Core Language Arts 7/8 and is repeatable for elective credit until student reaches grade level expectations in reading and writing.

Ell Advanced Skills - ELS298

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Core ELA class.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This course is designed to provide additional support in reading and writing to English Language Learners WELPA Level 3.  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 their core classes and also on WELPA and HSPE/SBAC tests.  Every lesson, assignment, and test in this course is based on Washington State standards for English Language Arts.

ELL Beginning Language Arts Support - ELLR95/ELLR295

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: WELPA L1 placement/annual test scores and/or scores well below standard on major ELA district and state assessments. (Placement done collaboratively by ELL and counseling staff.)
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat:  This course is repeatable based on WELPA annual scores.

Description:  This course is designed for English Language Learners to develop language acquisition skills in understanding and generating simple and compound sentences; determining the meaning of frequently occurring 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.  Every lesson, assignment, and test in this course is aligned with English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  This course may be combined with ELL Beginning Skills to form a two-hour block.

ELL Beginning Skills - ELLW93/ELLW293

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: WELPA L1 placement/annual test scores and/or scores well below standard on major ELA district and state assessments. (Placement done collaboratively by ELL and counseling staff.)
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeat:  This course is repeatable based on WELPA annual scores.

Description: 
This course is designed to provide additional support for English Language Learners to develop oral language abilities and skills using English language development curriculum and integrated project-based learning.  Students develop language acquisition skills in understanding and generating simple and compound sentences; determining the meaning of frequently occurring words, phrases, and expressions; and beginning to use academic and content specific vocabulary in conversations and discussions.  In addition, students will learn to gather information from provided sources, construct a claim about familiar topics and give reasons to support the claim, identify the main argument an author or speaker makes, and participate in short conversational and written exchanges on familiar topics and texts.  Every lesson, assignment, and test in this course is aligned with English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  This course may be combined with ELL Beginning Language Arts Support to form a two-hour block.

ELL Conversation - ELLC91/ELLC92

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: WELPA L1 placement or WELPA L1 annual test scores and/or scores well below standard on major ELA district and state assessments.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeatable:  This course is repeatable based on WELPA annual scores.

 

Description:  This course is designed for English Language Learners students to practice English speaking and pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, and grammar to prepare to use English more fluently in everyday life and academic courses.  Students will use words and/or phrases, use appropriate social greetings, participate in social and academic discussions, develop correct word order in phrases, and use academic vocabulary.

ELL Intermediate Language Arts Support - ELLR96/ELLR296

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: WELPA L2 placement/annual test scores and/or scores well below standard on major ELA district and state assessments. (Placement done collaboratively by ELL and counseling staff.)
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeatable:  This course is repeatable based on WELPA annual scores.

 

Description:  This course is designed for English Language Learners 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 occurring 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.  Every lesson, assignment, and test in this course is aligned with English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  This course may be combined with ELL Intermediate Skills to form a two-hour block.

ELL Intermediate Skills - ELLW94/ELLW294

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: WELPA L2 placement/annual test scores and/or scores well below standard on major ELA district and state assessments. (Placement done collaboratively by ELL and counseling staff.)
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Repeatable:  This course is repeatable based on WELPA annual scores.

 

Description:  This course is designed to provide additional support for English Language Learners to extend oral language abilities and skills using English language development curriculum and integrated project-based learning.  Students develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound, and complex sentences; extending conversations, discussions, and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts; and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specific words and phrases.  In addition, students will learn to compose written narratives or informational texts, construct a claim about a familiar topic, provide supporting reasons or facts, gather information from multiple sources provided, cite sources, and explain the argument an author or speaker makes.  Every lesson, assignment, and test in this course is aligned with English Language Proficiency standards and ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  This course may be combined with ELL Intermediate Arts Support to form a two-hour block.

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
Prerequisites: ELPA21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains
Course Description: 

Repeat:  This course is repeatable for an additional semester.

Description:

This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound and complex sentences, participating in conversations, discussions, and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts, and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specific words, phrases and frequently occurring 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, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Development I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE ARTS I - ELLR95/ELLR295

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
Course Description: 

Repeat:  This course is repeatable for an additional semester.

Description:

This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound and complex sentences, participating in conversations, discussions, and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts, and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specific words, phrases and frequently occurring 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, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Development I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE ARTS I - ELLR95/ELLR295

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
Course Description: 

Repeat:  This course is repeatable for an additional semester.

Description:

This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in producing and expanding simple, compound and complex sentences, participating in conversations, discussions, and written exchanges around familiar topics and texts, and determining the meaning of general academic and content-specific words, phrases and frequently occurring 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, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Development I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE ARTS II - ELL002

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# 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
Course Description: 

 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 occurring 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, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Development II course to form a two-hour block.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS II - ELLR96/ELLR296

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# 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
Course Description: 

 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 occurring 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, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Development II course to form a two-hour block.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS II - ELLR96/ELLR296

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# 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
Course Description: 

 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 occurring 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, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Development II course to form a two-hour block.

 

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT I - ELL013

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA 21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains
Course Description: 

Description: 

This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in understanding and generating simple and compound sentences, determining the meaning of frequently occurring 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 grade-level English Language Proficiency standards, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Arts I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT I - ELLW93/ELLW293

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA 21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains
Course Description: 

Description: 

This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in understanding and generating simple and compound sentences, determining the meaning of frequently occurring 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 grade-level English Language Proficiency standards, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Arts I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT I - ELLW93/ELLW293

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: ELPA 21 domain scores of Levels 1 and/or 2 in all four domains
Course Description: 

Description: 

This course is designed to develop language acquisition skills in understanding and generating simple and compound sentences, determining the meaning of frequently occurring 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 grade-level English Language Proficiency standards, English Language Arts CCSS and follows district ELA instructional framework.

This course may be combined with Language Arts I course to form a two-hour block.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT II - ELL014

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# 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
Course Description: 

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 occurring 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, English Language Arts 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 II - ELLW94/ELLW294

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# 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
Course Description: 

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 occurring 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, English Language Arts 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 II - ELLW94/ELLW294

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# 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
Course Description: 

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 occurring 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, English Language Arts 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: Must be enrolled in Core ELA class.
Course 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.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT III - ELS298

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Core ELA class.
Course 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.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT III - ELS298

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Core ELA class.
Course 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.

LANGUAGE FOUNDATIONS - ELL015

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Newcomers only. ELPA21 placement test domain scores of Level 1 in all four domains.
Course Description: 

This course is designed for Newcomers only to support English Language development. Emphasis is on building academic language through content-rich nonfiction, writing to sources by using evidence from text,both literary and informational and regular practice with complex text.

Inside the USA Summative Assessment: End-of-Level Test can be used as a pretest for additional placement criteria; upon passing this test, students will be moved immediately from this course.

This course may be combined with Language Arts I and Language Development I courses.

LANGUAGE FOUNDATIONS - ELLC91/ELLC92

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Newcomers only. ELPA21 placement test domain scores of Level 1 in all four domains.
Course Description: 

This course is designed for Newcomers only to support English Language development. Emphasis is on building academic language through content-rich nonfiction, writing to sources by using evidence from text,both literary and informational and regular practice with complex text.

Inside the USA Summative Assessment: End-of-Level Test can be used as a pretest for additional placement criteria; upon passing this test, students will be moved immediately from this course.

This course may be combined with Language Arts I and Language Development I courses.

LANGUAGE FOUNDATIONS - ELLC91/ELLC92

Content Area: English Language Learners (ELL)
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Newcomers only. ELPA21 placement test domain scores of Level 1 in all four domains.
Course Description: 

This course is designed for Newcomers only to support English Language development. Emphasis is on building academic language through content-rich nonfiction, writing to sources by using evidence from text,both literary and informational and regular practice with complex text.

Inside the USA Summative Assessment: End-of-Level Test can be used as a pretest for additional placement criteria; upon passing this test, students will be moved immediately from this course.

This course may be combined with Language Arts I and Language Development I courses.

ALGEBRA I-II - MAT201/MAT202

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Completion of Pre-Algebra or appropriate scores on designated
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Credit:  If taking this course for credit, please refer to the Fast Start section under the Information tab of this online catalog for instructions.
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 I-II - MAT201/MAT202

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Completion of Pre-Algebra or appropriate scores on designated
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Credit:  If taking this course for credit, please refer to the Fast Start section under the Information tab of this online catalog for instructions.
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 I-II - MAT201/MAT202

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Completion of Pre-Algebra or appropriate scores on designated
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Credit:  If taking this course for credit, please refer to the Fast Start section under the Information tab of this online catalog for instructions.

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 I-II - MAT201/MAT202

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 1.0 credit
Prerequisites: Completion of Pre-Algebra or appropriate scores on designated
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Credit:  If taking this course for credit, please refer to the Fast Start section under the Information tab of this online catalog for instructions.
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.

CORE MATH 7 - MAT707/MAT708

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade not meeting requirements for Pre-Algebra or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grade 7. In Core Math 7, students will focus on four critical content areas: 1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships, 2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations, 3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volum; and 4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

CORE MATH 7 - MAT707/MAT708

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade not meeting requirements for Pre-Algebra or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grade 7. In Core Math 7, students will focus on four critical content areas: 1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships, 2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations, 3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volum; and 4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

CORE MATH 7 - MAT707/MAT708

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade not meeting requirements for Pre-Algebra or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grade 7. In Core Math 7, students will focus on four critical content areas: 1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships, 2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations, 3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volum; and 4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

CORE MATH 8 - MAT811/MAT812

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 8th grade not meeting requirements for Algebra or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grade 8. in Core Math 8 students will focus on three critical content areas: 1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an associaton in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations, 2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships, 3) analyzing two and three dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity and congruence and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

CORE MATH 8 - MAT811/MAT812

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 8th grade not meeting requirements for Algebra or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grade 8. in Core Math 8 students will focus on three critical content areas: 1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an associaton in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations, 2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships, 3) analyzing two and three dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity and congruence and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

CORE MATH 8 - MAT811/MAT812

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 8th grade not meeting requirements for Algebra or higher
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grade 8. in Core Math 8 students will focus on three critical content areas: 1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an associaton in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations, 2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships, 3) analyzing two and three dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity and congruence and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

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 or appropriate scores on designated placement exams
NCAA: This course is NCAA approved.
Course Description: 

Credit:  If taking this course for credit, please refer to the Fast Start section under the Information tab of this online catalog for instructions.

Course Description:  Students will study content and processes as described by the Washington State K-12 Mathematics 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.

Introduction to Algebra - MAT803/MAT804

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 8th grade standing and not meeting requirements for Algebra or higher.
Course Description: 

Students will solve a variety of linear equations and inequalities.  They build on their familiarity with proportional relationships and simple linear equations, and they learn what functions are.  They model applied problems with mathematical functions represented by graphs and other algebraic techniques.  Students work with lines and angles, especially as they solve problems involving triangles.  Students work with squares and square roots, especially in problems with two- and three-dimensional figures.  Students build on their extensive experience organizing and interpreting data and apply statistical principles to analyze statistical studies.  Students will use scientific notation, and be introduced to irrational numbers.  They will refine their reasoning and problem-solving skills as they move more fully into the symbolic world of algebra and higher-level mathematics.

Mathematics 7 - MAT410/MAT411

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 2 hours per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade not meeting requirements for Pre-Algebra or higher
Course Description: 

Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, decimals, and integers – including both positive and negative numbers.  Students extend their work with ratios to solve problems involving a variety of proportional relationships.  Students graph proportional relationships and identify the rate of change of the slope of the related line.  Students extend their understanding of surface area and volume.  They apply formulas and solve a range of problems involving three-dimensional objects.  Students apply their understanding of rational numbers and proportionality to concepts of probability.  They revisit how to interpret data, now using more sophisticated types of data.  Students extend their coordinate graphing skills to plotting points with both positive and negative coordinates on the coordinate plane.  Students refine their reasoning and problem-solving skills as they move more fully into the symbolic world of algebra and higher-level mathematics.

 

PRE-ALGEBRA I-II - MAT130/MAT131

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade having met requirements on designated placement exams.
Course Description: 

In preparation for algebra and higher level mathematics, students will solve problems that involve proportional and linear relationships.  They will model applied problems with mathematical functions represented by graphs and other algebraic techniques.  They will solve a variety of linear equalities and inequalities.  They will study squares and square roots, measures of central tendency and statistical principles, scientific notation and exponents, and lines and angles.  Students will use current technology, manipulatives, and models to analyze data and communicate relationships.

PRE-ALGEBRA I-II - MAT130/MAT131

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade having met requirements on designated placement exams.
Course Description: 

In preparation for algebra and higher level mathematics, students will solve problems that involve proportional and linear relationships.  They will model applied problems with mathematical functions represented by graphs and other algebraic techniques.  They will solve a variety of linear equalities and inequalities.  They will study squares and square roots, measures of central tendency and statistical principles, scientific notation and exponents, and lines and angles.  Students will use current technology, manipulatives, and models to analyze data and communicate relationships.

Pre-Algebra I-II - MAT130/MAT131

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade having met requirements on designated placement exams.
Course Description: 

In preparation for algebra and higher level mathematics, students will solve problems that involve proportional and linear relationships.  They will model applied problems with mathematical functions represented by graphs and other algebraic techniques.  They will solve a variety of linear equalities and inequalities.  They will study squares and square roots, measures of central tendency and statistical principles, scientific notation and exponents, and lines and angles.  Students will use current technology, manipulatives, and models to analyze data and communicate relationships.

PRE-ALGEBRA I-II - MAT130/MAT131

Content Area: Mathematics
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: All students in 7th grade having met requirements on designated placement exams.
Course Description: 

In preparation for algebra and higher level mathematics, students will solve problems that involve proportional and linear relationships.  They will model applied problems with mathematical functions represented by graphs and other algebraic techniques.  They will solve a variety of linear equalities and inequalities.  They will study squares and square roots, measures of central tendency and statistical principles, scientific notation and exponents, and lines and angles.  Students will use current technology, manipulatives, and models to analyze data and communicate relationships.

BAND-ADVANCED - MUB891/MUB892

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing, completion of Beginning Band or Intermediate Band, and permission of instructor.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This is a one-year course for 8th grade students who have completed Beginning Band or Intermediate Band. The course will emphasize basic and intermediate instrumental skills and performance.

*School and evening performances will be a part of the grade for this course.

BAND-INTERMEDIATE - MUB791/MUB792

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing. Completion of Elementary Band or Beginning Band and permission of instructor.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

This is a one-year course emphasizing intermediate basic instrument skills. This course may be designed in brass, woodwind, and percussion sections, depending on enrollment.

*School and evening performances will be a part of the grade for this course.

ORCHESTRA-ADVANCED - MUO891/MUO892

Content Area: Music
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

NOTE:  Special clothing may be required for this course.

Course Description: A course designed to provide advanced large-group, individual, and small-ensemble instruction. Open to students with previous string orchestra experience or special permission of the instructor.


*School and evening performances will be a part of the grade for this course.

ANNUAL - NDE801/NDE802

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

This is a course offering participation in gathering, preparing and publishing the records of the personality and the history of one school year. Skills in editing, journalism, photography, printing layout, business management, surveying, data analysis, and business management will be developed.

EXPLORATORY 8 I-II - SUR801/SUR802

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

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

Course Description: A course for 8th grade students taught as a survey of the building’s elective programs (e.g., Art, Industrial Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences Education). The programs covered and the time period spent in each area will vary depending on availability of staff and facilities in each building from year to year. The course work offered in each program will be of an exploratory nature and activity-oriented.

LEADERSHIP - NDL800/NDL801

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Students will develop communication and organizational skills through hands-on leadership opportunities.  They will develop peer lessons, run assemblies, and implement service projects to create an improved school climate.

PEER TUTORING - NDP800

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

Grading:  This course is graded Pass/Fail.

Course Description:  This course offers instruction in promoting 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 developmentally delayed to help specialists fulfill individualized educational programs. Causes, appropriate modeling, options, issues, rights and responsibilities, careers, and attitudes will also be discussed.

STUDENT OFFICE ASSISTANTS - NDS800

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

Students assist in the school office setting for one period of the school day.

STUDENT TEACHER ASSISTANTS - NDS801

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

Students assist the classroom teacher for one period per day.

SURVEY 7 I-II - SUR701/SUR702

Content Area: Non-Departmental Electives
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Fee: A fee may be charged for materials used in this course.
Course Description: 

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

Course Description: A course for 7th grade students taught as a survey of the building’s elective programs (e.g., Art, Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences Education).  The programs covered and the time period spent in each area will vary depending on availability of staff and facilities in each building from year to year.  The course work offered in each program will be of an exploratory nature and activity-oriented.

HEALTH & FITNESS 7 I-II - HFIT17/HFIT27

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals.

HEALTH & FITNESS 7 I-II - HFIT17/HFIT27

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals.

Health & Fitness 7 I-II - HFIT17/HFIT27

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals.

HEALTH & FITNESS 7 I-II - HFIT17/HFIT27

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals.

HEALTH & FITNESS 8 I-II - HFIT18/HFIT28

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals. After successfully passing second semester of this course, students may recieve .5 Physical Education high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it in to the high school counseling office any time between the 9th - 12th grade. REMINDER: once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed. Graduation requirement is 1.5 PE credit and .5 health credit. If a student passes this course but does not wish to have the credit transcripted, he/she will need to complete the required 1.5 PE credit in high school.

HEALTH & FITNESS 8 I-II - HFIT18/HFIT28

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals. After successfully passing second semester of this course, students may recieve .5 Physical Education high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it in to the high school counseling office any time between the 9th - 12th grade. REMINDER: once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed. Graduation requirement is 1.5 PE credit and .5 health credit. If a student passes this course but does not wish to have the credit transcripted, he/she will need to complete the required 1.5 PE credit in high school.

Health & Fitness 8 I-II - HFIT18/HFIT28

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals.

HEALTH & FITNESS 8 I-II - HFIT18/HFIT28

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Course Description: 

Students in this integrated class will acquire the skills and knowledge to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, to analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health and to develop a fitness plan based on life goals. After successfully passing second semester of this course, students may recieve .5 Physical Education high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it in to the high school counseling office any time between the 9th - 12th grade. REMINDER: once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed. Graduation requirement is 1.5 PE credit and .5 health credit. If a student passes this course but does not wish to have the credit transcripted, he/she will need to complete the required 1.5 PE credit in high school.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 - PHY901

Content Area: Physical Education and/or Health
# of Semesters: 1 Semester
# of periods: 1 hour per day
# of Credits: 0.5 credit
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 acitivities, promoting sportsmanship, healthy habits, and positive attitudes.

After passing this course, students may recieve .5 Physical Education high school credit by completing the Fast Start Request Form and turning it in to the high school counseling office any time between the 9th - 12th grade. REMINDER: once the course is transcripted, it cannot be removed. Graduation requirement is 1.5 PE credit and .5 health credit. If a student passes this course but does not wish to have the credit transcripted, he/she will need to complete the required 1.5 PE credit in high school.

SCIENCE 7 I-II - SCI701/SCI702

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores elements of life and earth science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations, and projects, students will learn essential concepts from cells to organisms, variation and adaptation, cycles in earth systems, and evidence of change. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

Science 7 I-II - SCI701/SCI702

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores elements of life and earth science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations, and projects, students will learn essential concepts from cells to organisms, variation and adaptation, cycles in earth systems, and evidence of change. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

SCIENCE 7 I-II - SCI701/SCI702

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores elements of life and earth science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations, and projects, students will learn essential concepts from cells to organisms, variation and adaptation, cycles in earth systems, and evidence of change. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

SCIENCE 7 I-II - SCI701/SCI702

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores elements of life and earth science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations, and projects, students will learn essential concepts from cells to organisms, variation and adaptation, cycles in earth systems, and evidence of change. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

SCIENCE 8 I-II - SCI803/SCI804

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores physical science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations and projects, students will learn essential concepts of force and motion, properties and changes of matter, and energy transfer, transformation and conservation. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

SCIENCE 8 I-II - SCI803/SCI804

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores physical science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations and projects, students will learn essential concepts of force and motion, properties and changes of matter, and energy transfer, transformation and conservation. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

SCIENCE 8 I-II - SCI803/SCI804

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores physical science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations and projects, students will learn essential concepts of force and motion, properties and changes of matter, and energy transfer, transformation and conservation. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

Science 8 I-II - SCI803/SCI804

Content Area: Science
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This is a laboratory course that explores physical science.  Through experiments, explorations, presentations and projects, students will learn essential concepts of force and motion, properties and changes of matter, and energy transfer, transformation and conservation. As a result of this class, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to everyday science concepts, explain and demonstrate their thinking, and gain increased responsibility for their learning.

HUMANITIES/WA ST - SOC707/SOC708

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

Seventh-grade KTA Humanities encompasses a comprehensive, rigorous curriuclum. The Common Core State Standards directs and supports the content for English-Language Arts, U.S. History from inception through reconstruction and Washington State History. Washington State History is a required course for graduation. The Humanitities' focus lends itself to authentic, deep learning and critical thinking skills via historical, scholarly research, reading, debate, historical fiction, enduring understanding and asking and explorting deep questions.

HUMANTITIES 8 - SOC827/SOC828

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

Eight grade Humanities covers both Language Arts and World Studies content, while integrating technology and information skills. Expectations for students are high; students will be consistentlyy challenged. Common Core State Standards and ELA skills and concepts are connnected to and enhanced by combining writing, reading, speaking, listening, art, video clips, and primary sources. An emphasis will be placed on the following skills: research, effective communication (both writitten and oral), problem solving and cirtical thinking through project-based learning. The eighth grade year-long curriculum covers Ancient Civilizations. This includes pre-history (the time period before written records) & early humans, life on the Fertile Crescent, ancient Equpty, Rome, Greece, China and the European Middle Ages. Our overarching, yearlong essential questions are: How does understanding the past help us to understand the present?

SOCIAL STUDIES 7 HONORS: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES/WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY - SOC705/SOC706

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program
Course Description: 

Note:  Washington State History requirement is met by taking this course.

This course will explore diversity of cultures, components of government, historical patterns of changing relationships, and historical conflicts.  Social Studies 7 will focus on the diverse heritage of United States history from the establishment of the new nation through the turn of the 20th Century.  Washington State History will focus on patterns and change from statehood through the contemporary period.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 7: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES/WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY - SOC701/SOC702

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

Note:  Washington State History requirement is met by taking this course.

This course will explore diversity of cultures, components of government, historical patterns of changing relationships, and historical conflicts.  Social Studies 7 will focus on the diverse heritage of United States history from the establishment of the new nation through the turn of the 20th Century.  Washington State History will focus on patterns and change from statehood through the contemporary period.

Social Studies 7: Early American Studies/Washington State History - SOC701/SOC702

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

Note:  Washington State History requirements is met by taking this course.


This course will explore diversity of cultures, components of government, historical patterns of changing relationships, and historical conflicts.  Social Studies 7 will focus on the diverse heritage of United States history from the establishment of the new nation through the turn of the 20th Century.  Washington State History will focus on patterns and change from statehood through the contemporary period.

SOCIAL STUDIES 7: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES/WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY - SOC701/SOC702

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

Note:  Washington State History requirement is met by taking this course.

This course will explore diversity of cultures, components of government, historical patterns of changing relationships, and historical conflicts.  Social Studies 7 will focus on the diverse heritage of United States history from the establishment of the new nation through the turn of the 20th Century.  Washington State History will focus on patterns and change from statehood through the contemporary period.

SOCIAL STUDIES 7: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES/WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY - SOC701/SOC702

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 7th grade standing
Course Description: 

Note:  Washington State History requirement is met by taking this course.

This course will explore diversity of cultures, components of government, historical patterns of changing relationships, and historical conflicts.  Social Studies 7 will focus on the diverse heritage of United States history from the establishment of the new nation through the turn of the 20th Century.  Washington State History will focus on patterns and change from statehood through the contemporary period.

SOCIAL STUDIES 8 HONORS: WORLD STUDIES ANCIENT TO 1400'S - SOC825/SOC826

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing and acceptance in the honors program.
Course Description: 

The honors student will study Social Studies concepts in world history from the emergence of civilizations through the development of patterns in human activity.  Students will examine ancient cultures, classical institutions, social organization, and significant conflicts.  Links will be drawn between historical ideas and the modern world.

Social Studies 8 World Studies: Ancience to 1400's - SOC821/SOC822

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This course will use Social Studies concepts in world history from the emergence of civilizations through the development of patterns in human activity.  Students will examine ancient cultures, classical institutions, social organization, and significant conflicts.  Links will be drawn between historical ideas and the modern world.

SOCIAL STUDIES 8: WORLD STUDIES ANCIENT TO 1400'S - SOC821/SOC822

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This course will use Social Studies concepts in world history from the emergence of civilizations through the development of patterns in human activity.  Students will examine ancient cultures, classical institutions, social organization, and significant conflicts.  Links will be drawn between historical ideas and the modern world.

SOCIAL STUDIES 8: WORLD STUDIES ANCIENT TO 1400'S - SOC821/SOC822

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This course will use Social Studies concepts in world history from the emergence of civilizations through the development of patterns in human activity.  Students will examine ancient cultures, classical institutions, social organization, and significant conflicts.  Links will be drawn between historical ideas and the modern world.

SOCIAL STUDIES 8: WORLD STUDIES ANCIENT TO 1400'S - SOC821/SOC822

Content Area: Social Studies
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: 8th grade standing
Course Description: 

This course will use Social Studies concepts in world history from the emergence of civilizations through the development of patterns in human activity.  Students will examine ancient cultures, classical institutions, social organization, and significant conflicts.  Links will be drawn between historical ideas and the modern world.

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION - ACPE80/ACPE81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course is designed to develop student’s large and small motor skills, agility, strength, and general physical fitness. Appropriate development of leisure skills may be included. This course is for students who cannot be successful in general Physical Education even with supports, modifications and/or accommodations.

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION - ACPE80/ACPE81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course is designed to develop student’s large and small motor skills, agility, strength, and general physical fitness. Appropriate development of leisure skills may be included. This course is for students who cannot be successful in general Physical Education even with supports, modifications and/or accommodations.

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION - ACPE80/ACPE81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course is designed to develop student’s large and small motor skills, agility, strength, and general physical fitness. Appropriate development of leisure skills may be included. This course is for students who cannot be successful in general Physical Education even with supports, modifications and/or accommodations.

Adaptive Physical Education - ACPE80/ACPE81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 1 or 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

Course Description: This course is designed to develop student’s large and small motor skills, agility, strength, and general physical fitness. Appropriate development of leisure skills may be included. This course is for students who cannot be successful in general Physical Education even with supports, modifications and/or accommodations.

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS - ACSK80/ACSK81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: Instruction will focus on specially designed instruction in a variety of adaptive skills such as 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.  The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Individual Skills for Academic Success - ACSK80/ACSK81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

Course Description: Instruction will focus on specially designed instruction in a variety of adaptive skills such as 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.  The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS - ACSK80/ACSK81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: Instruction will focus on specially designed instruction in a variety of adaptive skills such as 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.  The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS - ACSK80/ACSK81

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: Instruction will focus on specially designed instruction in a variety of adaptive skills such as 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.  The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

LANGUAGE ARTS - ACLA85/ACLA86

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

 Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in writing skills, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. Different grade levels/courses may be offered within a classroom at the same time.  The content of this course is developed based on students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

LANGUAGE ARTS - ACLA85/ACLA86

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

 Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in writing skills, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. Different grade levels/courses may be offered within a classroom at the same time.  The content of this course is developed based on students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

LANGUAGE ARTS - ACLA85/ACLA86

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

 Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in writing skills, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. Different grade levels/courses may be offered within a classroom at the same time.  The content of this course is developed based on students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Language Arts - ACLA85/ACLA86

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

 

Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in writing skills, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. Different grade levels/courses may be offered within a classroom at the same time.  The content of this course is developed based on students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

MATH - ACMA81/ACMA82

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in identified math skills. Application of learned skills to functional daily living skills and the world of work is included.  Different grade level standards and curricular resources may be offered within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Math - ACMA81/ACMA82

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

Course Description:
This course provides specially designed instruction in identified math skills. Application of learned skills to functional daily living skills and the world of work is included.  Different grade level standards and curricular resources may be offered within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

MATH - ACMA81/ACMA82

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in identified math skills. Application of learned skills to functional daily living skills and the world of work is included.  Different grade level standards and curricular resources may be offered within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

MATH - ACMA81/ACMA82

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course provides specially designed instruction in identified math skills. Application of learned skills to functional daily living skills and the world of work is included.  Different grade level standards and curricular resources may be offered within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

PRE-VOCATIONAL SKILLS - ACVS91/ACVS92

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to basic skills needed for the world of work including types of jobs available within different fields, job expectations, real work experiences, and independent living survival skills. Different grade levels may be included within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and is for students who cannot effectively access this instruction in a general education elective.

PRE-VOCATIONAL SKILLS - ACVS91/ACVS92

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to basic skills needed for the world of work including types of jobs available within different fields, job expectations, real work experiences, and independent living survival skills. Different grade levels may be included within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and is for students who cannot effectively access this instruction in a general education elective.

PRE-VOCATIONAL SKILLS - ACVS91/ACVS92

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.
Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to basic skills needed for the world of work including types of jobs available within different fields, job expectations, real work experiences, and independent living survival skills. Different grade levels may be included within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and is for students who cannot effectively access this instruction in a general education elective.

Pre-Vocational Skills - ACVS91/ACVS92

Content Area: Special Education
# of Semesters: 2 Semesters
# of periods: 1 hour per day
Prerequisites: Must be a qualified special education student.
Repeatable: This course is repeatable for additional graduation requirement credit.
Course Description: 

Registration: Registration for this course is completed through consultation with special education teachers.

Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to basic skills needed for the world of work including types of jobs available within different fields, job expectations, real work experiences, and independent living survival skills. Different grade levels may be included within a classroom at the same time. The program is individualized according to students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and is for students who cannot effectively access this instruction in a general education elective.