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					                                Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
                 depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

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                                                                       forest management, diseases and pests, compass work, outdoor
            AGRICULTURE                                     projects mapping and safety. The class works with the Black
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CTE= Career and Technical Education (vocational/occupational)          Mountain Forestry Center on tree breeding and tree improvement
                                                                       projects. The class also manages the 100 acres of school timber at
                                                                       Williams Road, Deming Mt. and Silver Lake. This class also
Environmental Biology
                                                                       operates the Middle Fork Steelhead Hatchery raising approximately
Class Status: 9                                    Year Class
                                                                       50,000 fish annually. The class is 75% outdoors, with hands-on
Prerequisites: none                                Course Fee: none
                                                                       learning that applies science and math principles. Spring semester
                                                                       will include the natural resources, wildlife and watershed
This is an introductory life science course designed to address
                                                                       management, genetics, and fisheries technology unit in which
the state standards for science and the end of course biology
                                                                       students may earn Tech Prep credit. Students must complete an
exam requirements. Environmental Biology combines real
                                                                       SAE project outside of class. Students must have a satisfactory
world concepts with lab based skills that students will use
                                                                       math and science background to succeed in this class.
throughout their high school science experience. Students have
the opportunity to study a variety of topics including: living         Plant Biology
organisms, the photosynthesis process, building molecules,             Class Status: 10, 11, 12                       Semester Class
biochemistry, nutrients in food, animal and plant cells, cell          Prerequisites: Env. Biology                    Course Fee: none
theory, genetics, energy transfer, ecology, ecosystems and             May be taken for CTE or science credit
evolutional theory. Each student will also learn to conduct lab
                                                                       Students will gain in-depth knowledge of plant science and learn in
experiments using a hands-on approach, and research an
                                                                       a unique classroom setting in the high school greenhouse.
agricultural/environmental issue that is currently happening in
                                                                       Classroom topics include: plant anatomy, genetics, planting
the world. Individuals will complete an SAE project outside of
                                                                       techniques, pruning and landscape management, plant ID, fertilizer
class as well.
                                                                       use, greenhouse management, insect control, plant growth and
Advanced Agriculture Business                                          careers in horticulture. Students will also participate in exciting
Class Status: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: Ag teacher permission          research projects related to plants’ growth in our greenhouse
Course Fee: none         Semester Class, may repeat for credit         facility, and grow tomato plants for the high school kitchen lunch
May be taken for CTE or science credit                                 program. This is a hands-on course perfect for any student that
                                                                       enjoys learning science through a plants’ perspective. Each student
This course deals with a wide variety of subjects from                 will also have the opportunity to participate in a SAE project
leadership to agribusiness. Some class topics include: ag issues,      outside of the classroom environment.
record keeping, sales and service, marketing, farm
management, parliamentary procedure and public speaking.               Ornamental Horticulture
Each student will meet WA State Vocational requirements by             Class Status: 10, 11, 12          Semester Class, may repeat for credit
developing a SAE program. FFA is recommended.                          Prerequisites: Plant Biology                        Course Fee: none
                                                                       May be taken for CTE or science credit
Advanced Animal Biology
Class Status: 10, 11, 12              Prerequisites: Env. Bio          Ornamental Horticulture is an advanced plant science course for
Year Class, may repeat for CTE credit      Course Fee: none            students that enjoy working outside and in the greenhouse facility.
                                                                       This plant intensive course teaches students how to grow and
Students will learn in-depth animal science and biotechnology
                                                                       manage annual and perennial plants, design and landscape an
in this class. There are intensive laboratory experiments in
                                                                       outdoor space, identify plants, manage nursery stock, manage
animal      nutrition,  reproduction,     anatomy,     genetics,
                                                                       insects and pests, soil use, planting techniques, and disease control.
biotechnology, running gel electrophoresis, selection,
                                                                       Students will also conduct research projects on various vegetables
evaluation, and management of animals. Students will also
                                                                       and grow start plants for their own garden space. Fruit production
have the opportunity to dissect organs to learn how they
                                                                       is another topic related to this class, and students will learn
function. Students will need to complete an SAE project
                                                                       advanced pruning and grafting techniques. Each student will spend
outside of class that relates to agriscience. Strong interest in
                                                                       75% of their time in the greenhouse or outdoors during the spring
science is highly recommended.
                                                                       semester and will learn to grow, manage and market plants for an
Advanced Natural Resources (T)                                         annual plant sale. Each student will also have the opportunity to
Class Status: 11, 12                                 Year Class        participate in a SAE project outside of the classroom environment
Prerequisites: Env. Biology or teacher recommendation                  and put into practice what they learn at home.
Course Fee: none, appropriate raingear, calculator, quality
hiking boots needed                                                    Floral Design
May be taken for a CTE or a .5 science credit (1 credit all year)      Class Status: 9,10,11,12                              Semester Class
                                                                       Prerequisites: none                                  Course fee: none
This is a very unique opportunity for students to learn about the      May be taken for CTE or fine arts credit
outdoors with topics in forestry, watershed management, and
fisheries. Projects include tree identification, timber stand          Students will learn the basics of designing and creating floral
improvement, harvesting methods, issues, sustainable use,              arrangements in this class. Topics include the use of color, form,

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                               Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
                depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

texture, design, focal point and balance. Students will learn
about the history of floral design, the use of accessories, the       Advanced Metal Fabrications (T) (formerly Ag Mech III)
care and maintenance of cut flowers and the effect that holidays      Class Status: 10, 11, 12 Semester Class, may repeat for credit
have on the floral industry. Students will also have the              Prerequisites: Ag Mechanics 2; CAD recommended
opportunity to gain floral sales and marketing experience and         Fee for Star: $20 (steel and rod)
                                                                      May be taken for CTE or fine arts credit
learn to price arrangements for a customer. Each student will
learn to plan events and design the arrangements and determine        This course will provide students an opportunity to design and
details for an actual wedding. Floral arrangements will be            construct a project after completing SMAW, GMAW and GTAW
created for students to take home themselves, and each                skills. Students will learn about fabrication techniques and spend
individual will be given the opportunity to use their knowledge       most of their time completing teacher-approved metal projects.
of arranging flowers outside of the classroom for an SAE              Students can complete projects in trailer fabrication, aluminum boat
project.                                                              fabrication, metal sculptures, metal art, plasma cam projects and
                                                                      other projects. This class is the Mt. Baker Student Industries12 class
Advanced Floral Design                                                that designs, fabricates and sells metal projects to the community.
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                     Semester Class        Projects such as trailers are built and sold at 15-25% above the
Prerequisites: Floral Design                   Course fee: none       materials cost. This money goes into the Mt. Baker Student
May be taken for CTE or fine arts credit                              Industries account to purchase additional welders, materials, and
                                                                      tools. Students may complete their 6010, 7018, and MIG steel stars
This is a project based course and provides an opportunity for        to earn BTC Welding credit. Students completing Stars and the
students to enhance their knowledge and skill in creating floral      safety requirement need to test at BTC before earning 20 technical
arrangements. Students will create new and more complicated           college welding credits. For Fine Arts credit, students must
arrangements in the advanced course and put to use those skills       complete a basic metal art project, design and fabricate a large
gained in the floral design course. Students will design flowers      metal art project and custom cutouts on the plasma cam system.
to wear, plan the arrangements for events in the floral industry      You may earn college credit for this class through Tech Prep.
and learn how to harvest and prepare flowers for use. This
course also includes an opportunity to create a retail floral shop    

and develop customer service and floral advertising techniques.                          BUSINESS 
                                                                      
Potential arrangements in this course include tropical designs,
dish gardens, and creating large scale arrangements for various
                                                                      Accounting I (T)
holidays and designing fresh flowers into vases. Students will        Class Status: 10, 11, 12       Year Class        Prerequisites: none
also use their new found skills to create arrangements outside        Course Fee: none
the classroom for an SAE project.
                                                                      Whether you plan on working in an office, obtaining your own
Intro to Metals (T) (formerly Ag Mech I)                              college degree in accounting, owning your own business, or just
Class Status: 9,10,11,12            Semester Class                    keeping your checkbook balanced, this class is where you’ll learn
Prerequisites: none    Course Fee: $15 for sheet metal toolbox        the simple difference between debits and credits, how to prepare
and welding rod                  Gloves and coveralls required.       balance sheets and business transactions, and how to produce
Intro to Metals includes safety, basic welding methods using          income statements and reconcile those bank statements. The
SMAW with 6010 and 7018 electrodes, oxy acetylene and                 backbone of business is accurate financial records, and this course
basic welding. Small gas engines are disassembled then                will show you how to do it. Ten-key calculators will be provided.
assembled in class after basic instruction. Tap and die skills,       You may earn college credit for this class through Tech Prep. You
drilling skills and sheet metal toolboxes are assembled.              may take two full years of Accounting. Teacher permission is
Students must also complete an SAE project on a welding               required. Additional advanced accounting courses are independent
technique, small gas engine or job search to complete the             study courses.
requirements of the class. You may earn college credit for this
                                                                      Business Law
class through Tech Prep.
                                                                      Class Status: 10, 11, 12                      Semester Class
Industrial Mechanics (T) (formerly Ag Mech II)                        Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
Class Status: 9,10,11,12                   Semester Class             Learn about contracts, visit a courtroom and see justice in action.
Prerequisites: Metals 1       Course fee: $10 for welding rod         Know your rights and responsibilities under the law. You can be a
Gloves and coveralls required                                         knowledgeable business employee who is prepared to protect
This course will teach students about MIG welding, TIG                yourself and your employer by developing a basic understanding of
welding, electrical systems design and blue print reading,            the law and how it affects you. Personal law topics will also be
metallurgy, and machining. Students are strongly encouraged           covered - including a brief section of criminal law.
to take CAD while enrolled in this course. This class includes
skills and classroom instruction. In this class, students will
become more proficient in welding skills with all project
construction completed in Adv. Metal Fabrication. You may
earn college credit for this class through Tech Prep.
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                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

DigiTools (T) (Digital Communication Tools)                          Julius Caesar, and novels including Lord of the Flies. Skills are
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                 Semester Class           transferred more to the student’s writing.
Prerequisites: none                         Course Fee: none
DigiTools will go beyond basic keyboarding. Our goal is to           English 10 Honors (formerly college prep)
provide students with exposure to various types of computer          Class Status: 10                              Year Class
uses that they will in turn be able to use throughout their high     Prerequisites: dept. recommendation           Course Fee: none
school career and beyond. The class will consist of a basic
keyboarding review, word processing/document production,             If you have been earning a B or higher in English and want to be
file management, PowerPoint basics, spreadsheets, Internet           challenged, have self-discipline, and enjoy discussion, this may be
basics, 10-key calculator basics and an introduction to using a      the class for you. Students read, discuss and write about short
database. Students will be using voice recognition software for      stories, poems, Julius Caesar, and novels including A Separate
some assignments. You may earn college credit for this class         Peace and Lord of the Flies. Students will move through the course
through Tech Prep.                                                   work at a faster pace and on a deeper level than students in English
                                                                     10.
Microsoft Office MOS (T)
Class Status: 10, 11, 12                       Year Class            English Support
Course fee: none                    Prerequisites: Digitools/35      Class Status: 9, 10                           Year Class
wpm                                                                  Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
This class is designed to prepare you to become a Microsoft          See page 17 (page 7 this booklet) for course description.
Office Specialist (MOS). Activities will use all portions of         English 11
Microsoft Office, with the focus on Word and Excel in order to       Class Status: 11                              Year Class
enable you to become an expert user. You will prepare                Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
PowerPoint presentations; have a unit using Access, and a brief
exposure to Outlook. You will gain the skills necessary to           Students write essays and other communication forms in addition to
enable you to pass MOS Certification test at the core level.         reading non-fiction, short stories, poems, and novels including The
Employers are currently seeking potential employees who are          Crucible, Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men. The study of
MOS Certified.                                                       American literature is taught with a historical perspective.
You may take the tests at BTC (which currently cost $65 per
                                                                     English 11 Honors
test) upon completion of the year. For full MOS certification,
                                                                     Class Status: 11                            Year Class
there are five tests (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and
                                                                     Prerequisites: dept. recommendation         Course Fee: none
Outlook). You may earn college credit for through Tech Prep.
                                                                     If you have been earning a B or higher in English and want to be
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                                                                     challenged, have self-discipline, and enjoy discussion, this may be
               ENGLISH                                    the class for you. Students read, discuss, and write about short
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                                                                     stories, poems, and novels including The Scarlet Letter,
English Plus (ELL)                                                   Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men. Skills are reviewed as
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                   Course Fee: none       needed for students’ writing. SAT vocabulary practice is provided,
Year Class       Prerequisites: counselor and teacher permission     and a research paper is written.
ELL English is a literature-based English class that practices       English 12
the five main language skills of reading, writing, listening,        Class Status: 12                              Year Class
speaking, grammar, and culture.                                      Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
                                                                     Students write essays and other communication forms. In addition,
English 9
Class Status: 9                              Year Class              students read short stories, poems, non-fiction, Antigone, Macbeth,
Prerequisites: none                          Course Fee: none        and novels including The Grapes of Wrath. Skills are reviewed as
                                                                     needed for the students’ own writing. Students will be given some
Students practice basic skills, write paragraphs, essays and         guidance as they put final touches on their PRIDE Presentation.
other communication forms, in addition to reading short stories,
non-fiction, Romeo and Juliet, and novels including The Pearl.       English 12 Honors
Skills are transferred more and more to the student’s own            Class Status: 12                              Year Class
writing.                                                             Prerequisites: dept. recommendation           Course Fee: none
                                                                     If you have been earning a B or higher in English and want to
English 10
Class Status: 10                             Year Class              practice college level thinking and writing, then this may be the
Prerequisites: none                          Course Fee: none        class for you. While studying world literature, students read, discuss
                                                                     and write about short stories, poems, Antigone, Macbeth, and novels
Students practice basic skills, write essays and other               including The Grapes of Wrath. Students write college applications
communication forms, in addition to reading short stories,

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                               Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
                depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

and prepare scholarship applications. Students will be given          Independent Living
some guidance as they put final touches on their PRIDE                Class Status: 9,10,11,12                      Semester Class
Presentation.                                                         Prerequisites: none         Course Fee: cost of sewing materials
                                                                     Discovering life skills is the focus of this class. Students will learn
 FAMILY          and CONSUMER SCIENCE                           what a budget is and how to use it; you will explore finding housing
                                                                     that fits your needs; you will also learn how to recognize good
                                                                      quality clothing and how to keep it in good repair. Students will
Careers In Education (T)                                              learn how to use a sewing machine and will create a project of your
Class Status: 11, 12                 Year Class                       own as well as work with fabric and color. This a hands-on class
Course Fee: none                     Prerequisites: none              where you will gain experience in becoming self-sufficient.
Teaching Academy/Careers in Education is designed to give
students the “total teaching experience.” In the first 90             Relationships and Roommates
classroom hours, students learn about and explore learning            Class Status: 11, 12 (10 with permission)      Semester Class
theories and styles, teaching methods and classroom                   Prerequisites: none                            Course Fee: none
management. During observations in local schools, students            This class takes a look at our society and how it affects how we feel
will understand the difference in grade levels, development,          about our relationships and ourselves. Areas of study include love,
and teaching styles. After 90 hours, students are placed with         marriage, divorce, and family decisions and crises. There are many
mentor teachers who match their grade and subject interest.           opportunities for self-discovery and learning how that translates
During the second 90 hours they receive the practical, hands-on       into life choices. This course includes a lot of class discussions and
experience to complement their academic training. This class is       student participation is important, so come ready to share!
a college level course and offers the opportunity to earn college
credit and/ or waivers at WA colleges and universities.               

                                                                                       FINE         ARTS 
Nutrition and Wellness                                                

Class Status: 9,10,11,12                       Semester Class
Prerequisites: none                            Course Fee: none       Art I
                                                                      Class status: 9,10,11,12                     Prerequisites: none
Nutrition and Wellness is a class where you learn how food can        Semester Class, may repeat for credit          Course Fee: $15
support good health. Topics studied are the nutritional value of
foods and how to prepare them, kitchen equipment and                  Art I focuses on building an understanding of the elements of
opportunities to use them, label reading, consumerism and             design: line, shape, value, color, texture, form and space. Students
kitchen and food safety. The opportunity is provided to get a         will learn to apply these key elements in a variety of projects.
food handler’s card needed for any job involving food.                Projects will primarily focus on developing drawing and
                                                                      observation skills. Students will explore drawing in a variety of
Intro to Culinary Arts 1 (T)                                          media including: pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk pastel, and oil pastel.
Class Status: 10, 11, 12 (9 with permission)   Semester Class
Prerequisites: grade of C or better in Nutrition and Wellness         Art II
recommended                                   Course Fee: none        Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                 Prerequisites: Art I
                                                                      Semester Class, may repeat for credit          Course Fee: $15
Intro to Culinary Arts 1 will prepare more serious food
handlers the opportunity to learn advanced food safety                Art II builds on the understanding of art elements by adding key
applications necessary to work in the food service industry           principles of design: unity, balance, contrast, rhythm, emphasis,
through the ServSafe curriculum from which students can earn          movement, and pattern. Art II will focus on creating a student’s
Tech Prep credit. Labs will put this knowledge into practice.         individual expressive style. Students will learn more advanced
                                                                      drawing and painting techniques through projects in still life,
Human Development (T)                                                 landscape and figure study. In addition, students will gain a basic
Class Status: 10, 11, 12 (9 with permission)                          knowledge of art history.
Semester Class        Prerequisites: none      Course Fee: none
                                                                      Art III (AP Option available)
Human Development is for those students who may become                Class Status: 10, 11, 12                Prerequisites: Art I/II
parents someday or who are interested in a career working with        Semester Class, may repeat for credit
children. Through the semester, students will explore how             Course Fee: $15 (additional fee for AP Option)
humans grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and
socially. You will reflect on your own growth and how you             The primary goal of this class is to build a student’s portfolio in
became the person you are today. The ability to act in a              preparation for future school or employment opportunities. Art III
professional manner is important as you will be observing in          will concentrate on advanced drawing and painting techniques and
area pre-schools. You may earn college credit for this class          the further development of individual style. Students will also gain
through Tech Prep.                                                    a more in-depth knowledge of art history. Students taking the AP
                                                                      option will be required to complete additional assignments designed
                                                                      to prepare them to sit for the AP Studio Art 2-D Design exam in
                                                                      May. Successful completion of the AP exam will result in the
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                                Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
                 depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

student earning college credit in course(s) with the same name          basic building and construction techniques in wire, wood, plaster,
or content coverage.                                                    clay and found objects.
                                                                        Highlander Band
          Students who may need help financially                        Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                    Course Fee: none
     to pay for class fees or materials are encouraged                  Prerequisites: instructor recommendation
                 to contact their counselor.                            Year Class, may repeat for credit
  Mount Baker High School has a limited amount of funds                 This class is designed to give the experience of playing at the
    available to help students who may need assistance.                 intermediate level of achievement. Students usually have two or
                                                                        more years of playing experience and must be able to play all the
Advanced Metal Fabrication (T) (formerly Ag Mech III)                   major scales before he/she can complete this course. Students will
Class Status: 10, 11, 12 Semester Class, may repeat for credit          play in all school concerts and in the regional large group
May be taken for CTE or fine arts credit                                instrumental music festival. This class will give the student the
                                                                        opportunity to advance his/her playing ability. Students must be
See Page 8 (page 2 this booklet) for course description, etc.
                                                                        able to adequately perform at the elementary level on a wind or
Floral Design                                                           percussion instrument before they are allowed to enroll.
Class Status: 9,10,11,12           Semester Class, may repeat for
                                                                        Men’s Choir
credit
                                                                        Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12  Year Class, may repeat for credit
Prerequisites: none                                Course fee: none
                                                                        Prerequisite: none
May be taken for vocational or fine arts credit
                                                                        Course Fee: student must purchase performance dress clothes
See Page 8 (page this booklet) for course description.
                                                                        Men’s Choir is a beginning level choir for male high school
Advanced Floral Design                                                  students. You do not need to have previous choir experience to join,
Class Status: 9,10,11,12                           Semester Class       just a desire to work hard and improve your singing voice.
Prerequisites: Floral Design                       Course fee: none     Students will learn to read music, sing with a strong healthy tone.
May be taken for CTE or fine arts credit                                (This course will help any student who is performing outside of
                                                                        school in a band or at church.) The music studied in this class is
See Page 8 (page 1 this booklet) for course description.
                                                                        from many cultures and time periods. Students participate in Men’s
Pottery I                                                               Choir day at WWU in February and perform several concerts with
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                Prerequisites: none          the other choirs during the year.
Course Fee: $15            Semester Class, may repeat for credit
                                                                        Mountaineer Band
This course is designed to give the student an awareness of             Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12      Year Class, may repeat for credit
basic clay materials and techniques. Emphasis will be placed            Prerequisites: audition        Course Fee: $10 uniform cleaning fee
on basic hand-built techniques of ceramic constructions, such
                                                                        The Mountaineer Band is the showcase band of the MBHS Music
as pinch, slab and coil methods. Emphasis will also be placed
                                                                        Department. Each student not only learns advanced proficiency on
on the purposes and application of the surface design and a
                                                                        his/her instrument, but also will learn the finer points of concert
variety of the techniques involved. A successful completion of
                                                                        compositions and the art of performing these compositions. Each
100% of projects assigned is required in order to pass the
                                                                        member will be expected to participate in performances, which
course. Students must supply some clay tools and materials.
                                                                        include regularly scheduled concerts and festivals, football and
Advanced Pottery                                                        basketball games, and parades. Over the years the band has
Class status: 10, 11, 12                     Prerequisites: Pottery I   performed in many locations including Spokane, Victoria, Seattle,
Semester Class, may repeat for credit             Course Fee: $15       and Southern California. Students must be able to perform at a
                                                                        higher level of achievement on a wind or percussion instrument.
This course is designed to give the serious student more
experience and knowledge about pottery and sculpture as well            Mountaineer Choir
as contemporary pottery, history, development and aesthetics            Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12        Year Class, may repeat for credit
of ceramic vessels and sculpture. Technical aspects of clay             Prerequisites: audition            Course Fee: performance attire
glazes, and firing objects, as well as problem-solving and
                                                                        Mountaineer choir is an advanced level, mixed voice choir. You
development will be emphasized.
                                                                        must be able to read music independently, and have developed an
Sculpture I                                                             appropriate vocal tone for your age. In this class, students will learn
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                       Prerequisites: none   to be independent musicians developing skills that will prepare
Semester Class, may repeat for credit              Course Fee: $15      them for further music study in college, or for life-long participation
                                                                        in music. The curriculum includes further development of vocal
Sculpture I is a beginning course in 3- dimensional design.
                                                                        technique, sight reading, and performing music from a variety of
Students will build an understanding of 3-D Art Elements and
                                                                        cultures and time periods.
Principles of Design. They will apply the elements and
principles in a variety of sculptural works. Students will learn
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                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

Advanced Jazz Band                                                   to successfully prepare students for Algebra 100. The course covers
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                    Course Fee: none      basic computation, number sense, extension of the number system
Year Class, may repeat for credit .5 credit per year                 to integers, working with formulas, graphing equations and
Prerequisites: audition, member of music department, director’s      statistics, solving equations, finding area, surface area, volume, and
approval                                                             other topics.
Students must play an instrument that fits the standard jazz         Algebra 100
band instrumentation (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano,           Class Status: 9, 10                           Year Class
bass, guitar, percussion.) Students must be able to learn their      Course Fee: none         Prerequisites: teacher recommendation
parts independently. Jazz Band meets at least two days per
week in the early morning prior to the regular school day.           Algebra 100 covers state standards for Algebra I and is designed for
Members will study this American art form in depth and will          students who would benefit from a supported environment. Topics
have many solo opportunities in the various styles of jazz and       of study include numbers and operations, functions, linear and
rock music. The Jazz Band performs at concerts, community            quadratic functions, data, reasoning, problem solving and
functions and at local and regional jazz festivals and concerts.     communication.
Students must provide their own transportation to rehearsals.        Algebra 101, Geometry 201/250, Algebra 301/350
Women’s Choir                                                        Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12       Year Class        Course Fee: none
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12    Year Class, may repeat for credit     Prerequisites: successful math completion/ teacher recommendation
Prerequisite: audition            Course Fee: robe cleaning fee      Algebra 101 covers and expands on state algebra 1 standards in
Women’s Choir is a beginning level choir for female high             numbers and operations, functions, linear and quadratic functions,
school students. You do not need to have previous choir              data, reasoning, problem solving & communication.
experience to join, just a desire to work hard and improve your      Geometry 201 covers and expands on state geometry standards in
musicianship. Students will learn to read music and sing with a      logical arguments, proofs, lines, angles, two and three dimensional
strong healthy tone. (This course will help any student who          figures, and geometry in the coordinate plane, geometric
performs outside of school with a group or church). Music            transformations, measurements, reasoning, problem solving and
studied in this class is from many cultures and time periods.        communication. Geometry 250 Honors is also offered.
Students perform several concerts during the year with the           Algebra 301 covers and expands on state algebra 2 standards in
other choirs.                                                        numbers, expressions, operations, quadratic functions, exponential
                                                                     and logarithmic functions, probability, data, distributions,
                                                                     reasoning, problem solving and communication. Algebra 350
            Students who may need help financially                   Honors is also offered.
       to pay for class fees or materials are encouraged
                   to contact their counselor.                       Math 220, Math 225 (Geometry Tech and Algebra Tech)
    Mount Baker High School has a limited amount of funds            Class Status: 11, 12         Year Class           Course Fee: none
      available to help students who may need assistance.            Prerequisites: 2 math credits and teacher permission
                                                                     Tech Geometry math will cover the state standards in logical
A Cappella Choir (formerly Swing Choir)                              arguments, proofs, lines, angles, two and three dimensional planes,
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12               Prerequisites: audition    geometric transformations, measurements, reasoning, problem
Year Class, may repeat for credit .5 credit per year                 solving and communication with an applied emphasis in
Course Fee: performance attire                                       construction or other applicable scenarios.
 A cappella choir sings unaccompanied music. The student             Tech Algebra math will cover the state standards in numbers,
selected for this course is able to sight read music, sing their     expressions, operations, quadratic functions, exponential and
part alone while others are singing their parts, and has well        logarithmic functions, probability, data, distributions, reasoning,
developed vocal technique. Students perform at the school, as        problem solving and communication with an applied emphasis in
well as at many community events. Music performed is from a          construction or other applicable scenarios.
variety of time periods and cultures. This choir meets before
                                                                     Math 325/385 (Finance 1 and Finance 2)
school on “B” days at 6:55 AM. Students must provide their
                                                                     Class Status: 11, 12            Year Class         Course Fee: none
own transportation to class.
                                                                     Prerequisites: 2 math credits and teacher permission

                                                                     Finance 1 is an Algebra 300 equivalent and is aligned to the
                  MATH 

                                                                     Algebra II state standards but with an emphasis on finance. This
                                                                     course is College Tech Prep approved and articulated with
Pre-Algebra                                                          Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College
Class Status: 9                               Year Class             Business and Office Programs. Finance 1 will provide students
Course Fee: none        Prerequisites: teacher recommendation        with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage their
This class is designed for students who enter high school well       personal financial life and for provide preparation for careers in
below grade level in their math skills. The goal of the course is    business, insurance and finance. Payroll, budgeting, banking,
                                                                     credit, investments, loans and filing taxes will be some of the topic
                                                                    6
                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

addressed in this course. Finance 2 is a Pre-Calculus                Advanced physical education is designed for team sports minded
equivalent course and will be developed for the 2010-2011            individuals who like a very competitive environment. Units will
school year for seniors who have successfully completed              include team and individual sports, and lifetime recreation
Finance 1.                                                           activities. GRADING: same as PE.
                                                                     .
Math 400/Math 450 (Pre-Calculus and Pre-Calculus Honors)             Conditioning
Class Status: 11, 12          Year Class       Course Fee:           Class Status: 10, 11, 12              Prerequisites: PE 9/10
none                                                                 Semester Class, may repeat for credit     Course Fee: none
Prerequisites: Algebra 301 and teacher recommendation
                                                                     Conditioning is a course directed toward the serious-minded
Pre-Calculus is intended for students who have successfully          student. Emphasis is on development of strength, quickness, agility
completed the Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II series and          and cardiovascular endurance through the use of weight room and
plan to go to college. The key topics covered are math analysis      related areas. GRADING: same as PE.
and trigonometry. Probability, statistics, and discrete math are
also addressed. Calculus will be introduced and graphing             Personal Fitness
calculators will be used for daily assignments and projects.         Class Status: 9,10,11,12 Semester Class, may repeat for credit
Students may choose to take the AP test in the spring for            Prerequisites: teacher permission          Course Fee: none
college credit. Cost varies.
                                                                     Personal Fitness includes an emphasis in developing health-related
Math 500/Math 550 (Calculus and Calculus AP)                         components (e.g. cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and
Class Status: 12            Year Class       Course Fee: none        endurance, flexibility, and body composition) to promote overall
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation               fitness as it relates to each individual student. The emphasis in
Calculus is intended for students who really want to see all         personal fitness is on a student developing lifetime fitness habits
their math classes come together. Calculus deals with areas          through a variety of workouts. GRADING: same as physical
under curves, rates of change, volumes of solids of revolution,      education
sequences and series, using differentiation and integration. This    Health
is mathematics that applies to a wide variety of real world          Class Status: 9,10,11,12                      Semester Class
problems in business and economics, life sciences, physics,          Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
astronomy, social and behavioral science, environmental
science and other general applications. Students taking the AP       Students enrolled in Health will be introduced to the systems of the
option will be required to complete additional assignments           human body; the skeletal, muscular, endocrine, digestive,
designed to prepare them to sit for the Advanced Placement           circulatory, respiratory, and reproductive systems. The class will
Calculus AB exam in May. Successful completion of the AP             discuss preventative measures a person can take to keep himself
exam will result in the student earning college credit for           healthy. As a result of this course, students will be able to identify
Calculus. There is a fee for sitting for the AP examination.         for themselves how to make decisions that relate directly to their
The cost varies.                                                     personal health habits.

                                                                    

             PE       / HEALTH                                 RESOURCE/SPECIAL                  PROGRAMS 
                                                                    



9th/10th Physical Education (PE)                                     Resource English and English Support
Class Status: 9, 10    Semester Class, may repeat for credit         Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                   Year Class
Prerequisites: none              Course Fee: none                    Prerequisites: teacher permission             Course Fee: none
9th/10th physical education includes an emphasis in developing       Fundamental skills in reading and writing are taught and reinforced.
health-related components (e.g. cardiovascular endurance,            The English Support class is taken in conjunction with an English 9,
muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body                 10, 11, or 12 classes.
composition) to promote overall fitness. Units will include          Resource Math
team and individual sports, cardiovascular workouts, and             Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                   Year Class
lifetime recreation activities.                                      Prerequisites: teacher permission             Course Fee: none
GRADING: Students will be graded based on attendance and
in-class work. The student is expected to pass both attendance       This class is designed to prepare students with the skills to
and in-class work in order to receive a passing grade.               successfully use math concepts to solve every day math problems.
                                                                     Practical lessons teach students to determine weekly pay rate, give
Advanced Physical Education (PE)                                     and receive change, understand and calculate sales price, budget
Class Status: 11, 12    Semester Class, may repeat for credit        while shopping and solve many other “real-life” math situations.
Prerequisites: Must have taken Freshman PE and passed the
CBA                  Course Fee: none



                                                                    7
                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

English Plus (ELL)                                                   upon which scientific knowledge is based, along with relationships
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                   Course Fee: none       between science, technology and human activity.
Year Class       Prerequisites: counselor and teacher permission
                                                                     Chemistry
ELL English is a literature-based English class that practices       Class Status: 11, 12          Year Class    Course Fee: none
the five main language skills of reading, writing, listening,        Prerequisites: Env. Biology, EMM or teacher recommendation
speaking, grammar, and culture.
                                                                     Chemistry is the central science. Students taking this course
Learning Opportunity Center (LOC)                                    develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of
Class Status: 11, 12       Semester Class       Course Fee:          chemistry and their applications through laboratory-based
none                                                                 exploration and experimentation, lecture and discussion, guided
Prerequisites: counselor and teacher permission                      inquiry, and a variety of computer-based experiments. Topics
See page 22 (11 this booklet) for course description                 studied include: descriptive chemistry of the elements, periodicity,
                                                                     atomic theory, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic
Transitions                                                          structure, bonding theories, periodic properties, solution
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12                     Year Class           calculations, gas laws, properties of solids and liquids, acids and
Course Fee: None            Prerequisites: teacher permission        bases, ionic equations, and nuclear chemistry. One year of high
                                                                     school algebra as a prerequisite is recommended. This is an
This course allows students to begin planning for life after high
                                                                     introductory course designed to prepare a student for upper-level
school. As they begin to make the transition from school to the
                                                                     science classes.
adult world, students will explore their options in employment,
post-secondary education, vocational training, independent
                                                                     Advanced Geology (formerly Geophysics)
living, adult services, and community participation. Students
                                                                     Class Status: 11, 12          Year Class Course Fee: none
are expected to participate in classroom discussions; complete
                                                                     Prerequisites: Env. Biology, EMM or teacher recommendation
written assignments and oral presentations, including
preparation for IEP meetings.
                                                                     Earthquakes! Volcanoes! Tsunami! Why are there mountains?
Study Skills                                                         How do glaciers work? What determines the shape of a river?
Class Status: 9, 10                           Year Class             Geology is a project-based, inquiry-oriented science class that will
Prerequisites: teacher permission             Course Fee: none       employ the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and mathematics to
Study skills strategies are taught and reviewed, fundamental         study and research Earth dynamics, evolution, and global change.
skills in reading, writing, and math are reinforced to prepare       Self-directed investigations of topics using computer-based
students for state assessments and to increase success in            resources such as: software designed data modeling, analysis and
academic areas. Homework assistance is a secondary function.         visualization, telecommunication tools, and the World Wide Web
                                                                     help students analyze local environmental and geological systems
Study Skills                                                         through fieldwork and on-going monitoring projects. This is a
Class Status: 11, 12                          Year Class             college preparatory class.
Prerequisites: teacher permission             Course Fee: none
Review study skills strategies, monitor and advise on                Physics
classroom progress, assist with transition activities and provide    Class Status: 11, 12          Year Class          Course Fee: none
assistance with homework assignments.                                Prerequisites: Algebra 201, Chemistry or teacher recommendation

                                                                    Physics is a “natural science that involves the study of matter and
                SCIENCE                                   its motion through space-time”. This course studies the basic

                                                                     concepts of physics using elementary algebra, geometry, and
Environmental Biology                                                trigonometry. Topics include: vector algebra, Newton’s laws of
Class Status: 9                               Year Class             motion, kinematics, dynamics, friction, gravitation, work, energy,
Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none       momentum, conservation laws, circular and satellite motion,
                                                                     thermodynamics, waves, electromagnetic radiation, electric and
See Page 7 (1 this booklet) for course description.                  magnetic fields, capacitance, electrical current and resistance,
Earth, Matter and Motion (EMM)                                       electromagnetic induction, special and general relativity, and
Class Status: 10 (9*)                         Year Class             quantum physics. Students learn essential concepts through
Prerequisites: Env. Biology                   Course Fee: none       demonstrations, laboratory work, lecture and discussion, data
                                                                     collection and analysis, demonstrations and videos, engineering
EMM is a course in which students will learn basic concepts of       challenges, and the preparation of lab reports. Developing the
physics and apply them to learning about astronomy, climate          ability to successfully solve problems is stressed. Algebra,
and geology. The course will cover a wide range of concepts          trigonometry, geometry, and pre-calculus as prerequisites are
including motion, energy, the Big Bang, origin of matter,            recommended. This is an introductory course designed to prepare a
climate change and geologic time scale. Students will conduct        student for college-level science classes.
independent science investigations and explore the evidence          .
                                                                    8
                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

Plant Biology/Ornamental Horticulture                                The effects of interaction between such systems and other non-
Class Status: 10, 11, 12     Semester Class        Course Fee:       European systems worldwide are also studied.
none
Prerequisites: Env. Biology and teacher permission                   US History and the World (late 1800’s-present)
May be taken for a CTE credit or may earn .5 science credit in       Class Status: 11                              Year Class
fall.                                                                Prerequisites: none                            Course Fee: none

See page 1 for course description.                                   This class begins with post-Civil War Reconstruction and examines
                                                                     the development of US/World history up to the 1990s. Focus will
Advanced Agriculture Business (Business/Science)                     be on US government, economics, foreign affairs and culture. The
Class Status: 10, 11, 12         Year Class, may repeat for          class continues on those themes looking at the Roaring 20’s, the
credit                                                               Great Depression (and other historical economic developments),
Prerequisites: Agri-science-teacher recommendation                   World War II, Cold War, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Movement, the
Course Fee: none                                                     fall of communism, rise of the Third World nations, energy and the
May be taken for CTE or may earn .5 science credit in the            environment. Students study how world events impact the US, as
spring                                                               well as how the US impacts world events.
                                                                     US Government
See page 1 for course description.
                                                                     Class Status: 12                              Semester Class
Advanced Animal Biology                                              Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
Class Status: 10, 11, 12      Course Fee: none                       This senior level course will provide the student with the essentials
Prerequisites: Env. Bio Year Class, may be repeated for CTE          of our political system and the Constitutional form of the United
credit                                                               States government. In addition, the course will discuss other
See page 1 for course description.                                   political systems worldwide which have an impact on the American
                                                                     way of life. Course content will include: organization of the federal
Advanced Natural Resources (T)
                                                                     and state governments, other non-democratic political theories in
Class Status: 11, 12                         Year Class
                                                                     the world, presidential and congressional political interplay and
Prerequisites: Env. Biology or teacher recommendation
                                                                     constitutional law.
Course Fee: none, appropriate rain gear/hiking boots needed
May be taken for a vocational or a .5 science credit (1 credit all   Contemporary World Problems (CWP)
year)                                                                Class Status: 12                              Semester Class
                                                                     Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
See page 1 for course description.
                                                                     CWP will analyze the major regions of the world, which have or

                                                                     potentially could significantly affect the US and its people directly
          SOCIAL           STUDIES                        or indirectly. Topics are studied on a basis of historical, economical,
                                                                    political, geographical and social data. The course will be flexible
                                                                     enough to adjust to breaking news as it occurs. Texts will include
Pacific Northwest History                                            current publications (newspapers, magazines), electronic media
Class Status: 8                               Semester Class         sources (radio, TV, videos, websites.)
Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none
This course is a study of the history of the state of Washington.    

Geography, discovery and exploration, native cultures,                             TECHNOLOGY 
                                                                     
territorial growth, statehood and government are the major
areas of emphasis.                                                   Manufacturing & Production
World History                                                        Class Status: 9,10,11,12                      Semester Class
Class Status: 10                              Year Class             Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: $10
Prerequisites: none                           Course Fee: none       This course acquaints the student with the proper care and use of
This survey course introduces the student to the roots of            hand tools, safe operations of basic machine tools, as well as the
Western Civilization. It will examine the rise and fall of           fundamental characteristics of wood and other materials and the
civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Rome and the development of          process used in the manufacturing world. Once the machine safety
early European civilizations. General history, geography,            certification card is earned, students will have the opportunity to
government systems, philosophical influences, and the                design and develop a product. Students will learn transferable skills,
interaction of peoples and cultures of both Western and non-         which are in high demand in the world of work.
Western civilizations will be studied and compared. Students
will study the European nation-states as they grow through the
Enlightenment, Age of Reason, Age of Exploration and the
results of colonization leading to struggles for independence.


                                                                     9
                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.

Advanced Manufacturing                                               Digital Media
Class Status: 9, 10,11,12    Semester Class, may repeat for          Class Status: 10, 11, 12   Semester Class, may repeat for credit
credit                                                               Prerequisites: none                 Course Fee: none
Prerequisites: Beginning Manufacturing      Course Fee: $20          Students will learn the basic foundations in the principles of
Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills and           multimedia design and authoring, developing basic skills in creating
fundamentals learned in Manufacturing and Production. The            and manipulating audio, video, and digital photos and art to produce
Lab will be converted into a real manufacturing environment as       communication pieces in a variety of digital formats and will learn
students work together learning how to manufacture products          to acquire and manipulate images using digital cameras, video
using CAD (computer aided design) to prototyping with CAM            cameras and scanners. Emphasis is on design principles and the
(computer aided manufacturing) and a CNC (computer                   process of taking a project from the storyboard phase through
numerical control) robotic tool. These projects change from          testing and digital production. The basic skills of operating a
year to year, see instructor for a description of the current        computer and the exposure to a variety of industry-standard
year’s projects.                                                     software applications are taught. All students will create a portfolio
                                                                     of their work to assess their work and serve as a demonstration
Drafting/Computer Aided Design (T)                                   piece for continuing education.
Class Status: 9,10,11,12   Semester Class, may repeat for
credit
Prerequisites: none                   Course Fee: none                                 OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS
Drafting is a course designed to expose students to a variety of
mechanical experiences which include: sketching, equipment           Construction Careers Academy (T)
and its use, geometric construction, orthographic projection,        Class Status: 11, 12                Year Class
use of scales, oblique and isometric drawing, and sectioning.        Course Fee: none                    Prerequisites: application
AutoCAD (R12) develops drawing and editing topics such as            1 year of Int. 1 with at least “C” one semester of construction-
viewports, block attributes, and paper space. CAD versions of        related “technical course” with at least “C” (CAD, Blg.
AutoCAD are also practiced by students. This course prepares         Construction, Manf, Ag Mech) Recommended one additional
the student for further in-depth work at a post-high school          semester of construction-related course.
technical college. You may earn college credit for this class
                                                                     Location: Meridian High School Campus from 1:00-3:00 - students
through Tech Prep. Additional advanced drafting courses
                                                                     must provide own transportation
include geometric construction, exploded isometric drawings,
technical illustrations & architectural drawings.                    Application Required for Admission: available through Career
                                                                     Center or on-line at: http://www.whatcomtechprep.org (Student
Computer Engineering (T)                                             section–Community Classroom)
Class Status: 11, 12      Year Class        Prerequisites: none
Course Fee: none, $100 for certification exam                        The Construction Careers Academy is designed to prepare students
                                                                     for careers in the construction industry. Students study a nationally
This course provides students with a head start to positions in      recognized construction trade’s curriculum and participate in hands-
the ever-changing field of computers. Students learn to use,         on building related activities. Career preparation is emphasized
build and troubleshoot computers and related hardware. Phase         through industry presentations and worksite tours. Students learn
1 introduces students to basics of computer construction and         about worksite safety, construction math, use of hand and power
repair, basic networking, and expectations of the industry.          tools, reading blueprints and rigging techniques. Construction
Phase 2 provides training and study required to successfully         projects include, but are not limited to framing, roofing, siding,
pass the A+ certification tests, an industry standard proof of       stairs, rafters, and some finish work. Last 12-weeks, students will
knowledge and competency in computer repair and                      participate in paid internships coordinated by our local Associated
troubleshooting. Phase 3 continues to prepare students for the       General Contractors and Building Industry Association
A+ tests and provides opportunities for fieldwork within the         organizations. With successful completion of the program, students
school district under district technician supervision.               will receive a national industry-recognized certificate of training
Building Construction (T)                                            completion. You may earn college credit for this class through Tech
Class Status: 11, 12                         Year Class              Prep.
Prerequisites: none                          Course Fee: none        

This class is designed to provide basic knowledge and develop                 WORLD            LANGUAGES 
                                                                     
skills used in the construction industry. The information
presented is intended to prepare students for entry into an          Spanish 1
apprenticeship program in the construction trades. Topics            Class Status: 9, 10, 11             Year Class
include: construction industry overview, measurement and             Course Fee: none                    Prerequisites: none
layout, blueprint reading, hand tools, portable power tools,
stationary tools & construction material.                            Spanish 1 is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. It
                                                                     has a focus on the five main language skills of listening, speaking,
                                                                     reading, writing and culture.
                                                                   10
                              Every course listed in this book will not necessarily be offered every year,
               depending on the availability of teachers and the number of students who are interested in taking the class.


Spanish 2                                                            Office Assistant
Class Status: 10, 11, 12 Year Class             Course Fee: none     Class Status: 10, 11, 12 (seniors 1st semester only)
Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in Spanish 1                    Course Fee: none            Semester Class, may repeat for credit
Spanish 2 builds on the linguistic and cultural foundation that      Prerequisites: permission of counselor and office staff
was developed in Spanish 1. It has a focus on the five main          This class is available for those who desire clerical training in a
language skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing and         realistic office environment. Students will be expected to file,
culture.                                                             answer the telephone, greet the public, operate various office
                                                                     machines, run errands, and perform other office related tasks. It is
Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Spanish 5                                      imperative for students working in the office to have regular
Class Status: 11, 12        Year Class          Course Fee: none     attendance and a professional attitude.
Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in Spanish 2 or 3 or 4
Advanced Spanish 3, 4, or 5 classes build on the linguistic and      Publications
cultural foundation that was developed in previous Spanish           Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12       Prerequisites: teacher permission
classes. Readings include Esperanza renace or El alquimista.         Year Class, may repeat for elective credit         Course Fee: none
Five main language skills of listening, speaking, reading,           Publications will focus on the aspects of digitally producing an
writing and culture are the focus.                                   annual. The Editors-in-Chief and Assistant Editors will be selected

                                                                     yearly through an application process. Photography and business
                                                                     managing positions will also be offered on a yearly basis. This
  MISCELLANEOUS                  COURSES 
                                                                    class is designed to introduce the student to a possible career in the
                                                                     journalistic field. Students, led by the advisor and editors, will be
Careers In Education (T)                                             responsible for all facets of annual production. Some out-of-class
Class Status: 11, 12                Year Class                       time is required.
Course Fee: none                    Prerequisites: none
See page 11 (page 3 this booklet) for course description.            Student Service Network
                                                                     Class Status: 11, 12                Course Fee: none
Leadership                                                           Semester Class, may repeat for credit
Class Status: 9, 10, 11, 12    Year Class, may repeat for credit     Prerequisites: counselor and career counselor permission
Prerequisites: counselor/principal approval Course Fee: none         Volunteering is a valuable and worthwhile experience that allows
This class provides the time and place for student body              opportunities for students to make connections, provides activities
officers, class officers, cheerleaders, and other students who       for resumes and adds depth to scholarships applications. Students
exhibit leadership potential within the school an opportunity to     who are involved with the Student Service Network locate and
work together to discuss, create and then implement a cohesive,      organize volunteer possibilities, promote student interest and then
well-received program of activities & government                     document all student involvement.
responsibilities throughout the school year. Other topics            Teacher Assistant
include self-awareness, group process, public speaking,              Class Status: 11, 12    Semester Class        Course Fee: none
decision making and tolerance. This is a graded course with          Prerequisites: teacher and counselor permission
projects, assignments and homework.
                                                                     Students may earn no more than 1.0 credit for being an assistant to
Learning Opportunity Center (LOC)                                    a teacher. Register for credit by getting permission from a teacher to
Class Status: 11, 12        Semester Class          Course Fee:      be his/her assistant when you schedule for classes. Students may be
none                                                                 asked to type, file, run errands, and other relevant duties as
 Prerequisites: counselor and teacher permission                     specifically related to the educational process.
Fundamental skills in core subject areas are taught, as well as      Tutor
ELL instruction, and opportunities for credit retrieval.             Class Status: 11, 12         Semester Class, may repeat for credit
                                                                     Course Fee: none              Prerequisites: teacher permission
Library Assistant
                                                                     Students may earn credit by “tutoring” other students under the
Class Status: 11, 12                         Semester Class
                                                                     supervision of an instructor. Some students tutor elementary school
Prerequisites: teacher permission            Course Fee: none
                                                                     students under an elementary teacher’s supervision. Students must
This position provides support in maintaining library services       arrange for this at the time they schedule classes.
to students and staff. The library assistant helps by working                      Students who may need help financially
behind the desk, checking books in and out, re-shelving,                      to pay for class fees or materials are encouraged
helping to keep the library in order, and running errands. It                              to contact their counselor.
gives a realistic work experience.                                        Mount Baker High School has a limited amount of funds
                                                                            available to help students who may need assistance.

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