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					Alvord Unified School District
    10365 Keller Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92505


   HIGH SCHOOL
COURSE DESCRIPTION
        &
  COURSE OUTLINE
     CATALOG




      2005-2006
                ALVORD CONTINUATION
                    HIGH SCHOOL

                               GUIDANCE OFFICE
The Guidance Office provides services to students in the areas of academic, career and
personal/social development. Students, teachers, parents, or counselor may initiate
contact. Services include individual academic and career planning, conflict mediation,
strategies for school success, post-secondary educational planning, and assistance with
scholarships and financial aid. Referral to on-campus support groups and referrals to
agencies within the community are utilized as appropriate.


                                   COUNSELOR

             Art Kaspereen                   akaspereen@alvord.k12.ca.us


                          OFFICE PHONE NUMBERS

Guidance Office                                                 351-9301
Main Office/Principal                                           351-9292
               LA SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL

                               GUIDANCE OFFICE
The Guidance Office provides services to students in the areas of academic, career and
personal/social development. Students are assigned to counselors by last name.
Students, teachers, parents, or counselors may initiate contact. Services include
individual academic and career planning, conflict mediation, strategies for school
success, post-secondary educational planning, and assistance with scholarships and
financial aid. Referral to on-campus support groups and referrals to agencies within the
community are utilized as appropriate.

                          COUNSELOR CASELOADS

A - Cl                     Linda Whelan                    lwhelan@alvord.k12.ca.us
Cm - Go                    Lori Minamyer                   lminimyer@alvord.k12.ca.us
Gp - Lopez                 Kim Breaux                      kbreaux@alvord.k12.ca.us
Loq - O                    Donna Vincent                   dvincent@alvord.k12.ca.us
P - Sa                     Bill Henry                      bhenry@alvord.k12.ca.us
Sb - Z                     Luis Velazquez                  lvelazquez@alvord.k12.ca.us


                          OFFICE PHONE NUMBERS

Guidance Office                                                 351-9285
Main Office/Principal                                           351-9235
Attendance Office                                               351-9294
Athletic Office                                                 351-9323
Activity Office                                                 351-2192
            NORTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

                               GUIDANCE OFFICE
The Guidance Office provides services to students in the areas of academic, career and
personal/social development. Students are assigned to counselors by last name.
Students, teachers, parents, or counselors may initiate contact. Services include
individual academic and career planning, conflict mediation, strategies for school
success, post-secondary educational planning, and assistance with scholarships and
financial aid. Referral to on-campus support groups and referrals to agencies within the
community are utilized as appropriate.

                          COUNSELOR CASELOADS

A - E                    Teresa Bierbaum                teresa.bierbaum@alvord.k12.ca.us
F - LE                   Chick Curtis                   ccurtis@alvord.k12.ca.us
LO - RA                  Victoria Anderson              vanderson@alvord.k12.ca.us
RE - Z                   Cheryl Gilleland               cgilleland@alvord.k12.ca.us


                          OFFICE PHONE NUMBERS

Guidance Office                                                 351-9339
Main Office/Principal                                           351-9201
Attendance Office                                               351-9311
Athletic Office                                                 351-9214
Activity Office                                                 351-9393
ENGLISH
COURSE          GR     SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                  SPECIAL INFORMATION

English 1       9      LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements.           The standards based English 1 curriculum integrates the study of writing, vocabulary, literature analysis, listening, speaking, research,
                                                                       and test-taking skills. The writing program focuses on mastering process writing assignments. The literature program includes the study
                                                                       of fiction and non-fiction essays, short stories, poetry, and timeless dramas.

English 1 Honors 9     LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements without This course prepares students for the demands of the more rigorous AP English Program. This course will concentrate on intensive
                                     weighted credit. 3.0 GPA       reading of sophisticated texts and rigorous writing instruction emphasizing analysis, synthesis, and interpretation. Summer reading is
                                     recommended.                   required.

Academic        9      LS            Elective (no English credit).     This elective course is designed to help students become higher level critical readers. Individual reading levels will be diagnosed and
Literacy                                                               instruction will include decoding strategies, contextual and structural analysis, vocabulary development, reading fluency, and
                                                                       corresponding writing and listening skills.
                9-12   NV
English 2       10     LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements.           English 2 standards based curriculum focuses on writing, literature analysis, vocabulary, listening, speaking, research, and test-taking
                                                                       skills. The writing program will emphasize writing as a process; the literature program will include the study of fiction and non-fiction
                                                                       essays, short stories, poetry, and dramas.

English 2 Honors 10    LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements without This course continues to build on the foundation of English 1 Honors to prepare students for the demands of the more rigorous AP
                                     weighted credit. 3.0 GPA       English Program. The course introduces students to English as a scholarly discipline featuring critical analysis and careful attention to
                                     recommended.                   language. As readers and writers, students consider literary texts from a variety of perspectives while they develop their own writing
                                                                    techniques. Summer work is required.
English 3       11     LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements.           The American Literature curriculum integrates an extensive study of writing, vocabulary, literature analysis, listening, speaking,
                                                                       research, and test-taking skills. The writing program will emphasize writing as a process; the literature program will include the study of
                                                                       fiction and non-fiction essays, short stories, drama, and poetry, all aligned with the state standards.

English 3 Honors 11    LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements without This course is an intensive, rigorous language arts course preparing students for college-level work. This California Standards based
                                     weighted credit. 3.0 GPA       course centers on in-depth analysis of a variety of genres found within American literature and emphasizes the analytical reading of
                                     recommended.                   prose, short stories, poetry, and novels. The writing program emphasizes literary journals, essays, and literary research stressing the
                                                                    improvement of each student's technical and analytical composition skills. Summer work is required.


English 4       12     LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements.           This is a college preparatory course for senior students. The standards based curriculum integrates the study of reading, writing,
                                                                       listening, speaking, and study skills. This course provides reading experiences in fiction, biography/autobiography, drama, essay, and
                                                                       poetry.

AP English      11     LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements with       AP English Language and Composition is a college level course for 11th grade students. The accelerated curriculum provides students
Language/                            weighted GPA. 3.0 GPA             with a rigorous study of expository, analytical, and argumentative essays from a variety of authors in historical context. Students read
Composition                          recommended.                      and carefully analyze a broad and challenging range of prose selections, and develop their awareness of how language works.
                                                                       Students will develop their ability to work with language and explicate texts with a greater awareness of purpose and strategy, while
                                                                       strengthening their own composing abilities. Summer reading is an important feature for student preparation.




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ENGLISH
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

AP English       12      LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements with        AP English Literature and Composition is a college level course for 12th grade students. The accelerated curriculum integrates the
Literature and                         weighted GPA. 3.0 GPA              study of writing, world literature, vocabulary, listening, speaking, research, and AP test-taking skills. This course consists of intense
Composition                            recommended.                       critical analysis of literary works in a variety of genre and time periods.

Advanced         9-12    LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements as          This elective class will publish the school newspaper. Individual skills in writing, reading, and listening will be stressed. Students will
Journalism                             elective. Permission of teacher is learn to use interview techniques and write in various journalistic styles. They will further learn to copy read, proofread, and design
                                       required.                          interesting layouts.

CAHSEE Prep.     10-12   LS, NV, AHS   Failure to pass the English        The class is designed to improve language skills as outlined by the California Content Standards. The primary goal is to prepare
English                                section of the California High     students for the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam. A secondary goal is to provide assistance, through tutorials, to
                                       School Exit Exam. Elective         students double-blocked in a regular language class.
                                       Credit.




MATHEMATICS
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Algebra 1        9-12    LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements.            This course introduces students to algebraic concepts such as rational numbers and their properties, first and second degree equations,
                                                                          and algebraic problem solving. This course must be passed in order to earn a high school diploma.



Basic Geometry   10-12   LS, AHS       Algebra 1                          This course introduces students to algebraic concepts such as rational numbers and their properties, first and second degree equations,
                                                                          and algebraic problem solving. This course is intended for non-college prep students who enter with below-average mathematical and
                                                                          problem-solving skills. Topics are addressed in a straightforward manner with little in-depth analysis. This course does not meet the pre-
                                                                          requisite requirement for placement in Algebra 2.

Geometry         9-12    LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements. A "C"      This course develops geometric skills. Topics include angles, lines, planes, triangles and other polygons, circles, three dimensional
                                       or better in Algebra 1 is          solids, coordinate and transformational geometry.
                                       recommended.

Algebra 2        10-12   LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements. A "C"      This course is designed to expand on the mathematical content of Algebra 1. It will review Algebra 1 concepts emphasizing abstract
                                       or better in Algebra 1 and         thinking skills and the function concept. New topics include exponential, logarithmic and polynomial functions, conic sections, matrices,
                                       Geometry is recommended.           determinants, combinations, and permutations.




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MATHEMATICS
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Algebra 2 Honors 9       LS            Meets A-G requirements without        This course is designed to expand on the mathematical content of Algebra 1. It will review Algebra 1 concepts emphasizing abstract
                                       weighted credit. A "B" or better in   thinking skills and the function concept. New topics include exponential, logarithmic and polynomial functions, conic sections, matrices,
                                       8th grade Geometry                    determinants, combinations and permutations, and trigonometry. This course is intended for students who enter with above-average
                                       recommended.                          mathematical and problem-solving skills. Topics are addressed in a more complex and challenging manner than the topics in the
                                                                             Algebra 2 course.

Trigonometry &   10-12   LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements. A "B"         This course blends together all trigonometric concepts and skills that must be mastered prior to enrollment in a college-level calculus
Pre-Calculus                           or better in Algebra 2                class. Students learn degree and radian measure of angles, trigonometric functions, their graphs and inverses, fundamental identities,
                                       recommended.                          solutions of trigonometric equations, rectangular and polar coordinate systems, and other topics.

Trigonometry &   10      LS            Meets A-G requirements without This course blends together all trigonometric concepts and skills that must be mastered prior to enrollment in a college-level calculus
Pre-Calculus                           weighted credit. A "B" or better in class. Students learn degree and radian measure of angles, trigonometric functions, their graphs and inverses, fundamental identities,
Honors                                 Algebra 2 Honors recommended. solutions of trigonometric equations, rectangular and polar coordinate systems, and other topics. This course is intended for students
                                                                           who enter with above-average mathematical and problem-solving skills. Topics are addressed in a more complex and challenging
                                                                           manner than the topics in the Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus course.

Advanced         11-12   LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements with      This course provides high achieving students with an advanced study in mathematics and the opportunity of earning college credit in
Placement                              weighted GPA. A "B" in Trig/Pre- mathematics on the high school campus. Included in this course is the study of functions, limits and methods of differentiation and
Calculus AB                            Calculus recommended.            integration with applications.

Advanced         11-12   LS            Meets A-G requirements with           This course will include Differentiation and Integral Calculus Techniques and their applications. Also included are polynomial
Placement                              weighted GPA. Teacher                 approximations and the study of series. Graphing calculator use will be emphasized. The course is for high achieving students who
Calculus BC                            recommendation needed.                have completed Algebra and Geometry before entering the ninth grade.

Advanced         11-12   LS            Meets A-G requirements with           This course provides the student with knowledge of the language and method of statistics. The topics studied in the course revolve
Placement                              weighted GPA. A "B" in Algebra        around three main themes of statistics: collecting, organizing, and interpreting data.
Statistics                             2 or Trig./Pre-Calc.
                                       recommended.
Business Math    10-12   LS, NV, AHS   Fulfills one year of math             This course focuses on applications of mathematics to real life problems. It includes problem-solving strategies and alternative
                                       graduation requirement.               methods of computation to solve a wide range of consumer problems, as well as solid basic skills support.



Accounting       11-12   LS, AHS       Fulfills one year of math             This course covers the principles, theories, and beginning applications of accounting. An introduction to automated accounting
Principles                             graduation requirement.               applications such as work sheets, spread sheets, and other accounting principles are also a part of this course.



Automated        12      LS            Fulfills one year of math             This course covers the advanced principles, theory, and applications of accounting. It will provide students with simulated accounting
Accounting                             graduation requirement.               experiences using current business accounting software.
                                       Accounting Principles required.




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MATHEMATICS
COURSE             GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE              LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Mathematics        9-12    NV, AHS       Fulfills one year of math         Students will be introduced to the integrated software program Microsoft Works. Instruction will be given in the basics of word
Using Computer                           graduation requirement.           processing, graphic application, creation of database and spreadsheet documents, and creating charts. Projects will include tables,
Applications                                                               charts, databases or other techniques as they relate to the project. Students will use simulation software to create data which they will
                                                                           then analyze using a spreadsheet and charts.
Programming in     11-12   NV            Fulfills one year of math        The student will learn the programming commands, syntax, and operating system for using the computer in the C++ language. The
C++                                      graduation requirement. Meets student will create, edit, and make printed copies of the programs. This class will prepare students with skills needed to write programs
                                         A-G requirements as an elective. for college math and computer science classes.

CAHSEE Prep        10-12   LS, NV, AHS   Failure to pass the CAHSEE or     The class is designed to improve mathematical skills as outlined by the California Content Standards. The primary goal is to provide
Math                                     poor performance in 9th grade     assistance, thorough tutorials, to students double-blocked in a regular math class.
                                         math class. Elective credit.


JAVA/HTML          9-12    NV            Algebra 1 required. Keyboarding This course emphasizes the development of mathematical skills in the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and correct
Programming                              skills recommended.             use of order of operations. In addition, the concept of the variable is heavily developed and used throughout the course. Most
                                                                         importantly, the course develops a person’s problem solving skills. HTML, Internet, and Website development are taught.




SOCIAL SCIENCE
COURSE             GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE              LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Early Civilizations 9-10   LS, NV        Elective credit.                  In this course students examine the development of cultures in different areas of the world. These areas include Latin America, the
                                                                           Pacific Rim, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Sub Saharan Africa. Specific attention is given to the historical, economic,
                                                                           social, geographic, and political development of each area.

Youth and Law      9-10    LS, AHS       Elective credit.                  This course offers students an introduction to how laws are written, passed, and enforced. Civil and criminal legal systems are
                                                                           discussed, as well as advertising, credit, the Bill of Rights, and significant Supreme Court cases. Students learn how to avoid being a
                                                                           victim of crime and how to establish and keep good credit. Current news stories are implemented to show the practical side of in-class
                                                                           discussions.
Modern World       10      LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirements without This course is a survey of world culture/world history with an emphasis on modern history from the late eighteenth century to the
History/Modern                           weighted credit. 3.0 GPA       present. Current world issues are discussed with focus on the expansion of the west and the growing interdependence of people and
World History                            recommended for Honors.        cultures throughout the world. The Honors class is offered for the above average student.
Honors




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SOCIAL SCIENCE
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

World Geography 9-12     NV            Elective credit. One semester.   This semester course will study the basics of world geography as well as take an in-depth look at each of the continents and their
                                                                        surrounding regions. Classroom activities are designed to support the National Standards for Geography and to assist all students in the
                                                                        development of reading and study skills.

Advanced         10-12   LS, NV        Meets A-G requirement with       The course is an extensive study of Europe from the High Renaissance (1450) to the recent past. Topics include the intellectual,
Placement                              weighted GPA. 3.0 GPA            cultural, political, diplomatic, social, and economic history of Europe. Advance Placement Exam is given in May.
European History                       recommended.

United States    11      LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirement. 3.0 GPA This course examines major turning points in United States history in the twentieth century. Specific themes are emphasized: the
History/United                         recommended for Honors.        expanding role of the federal government and federal courts, the continuing tension between the individual and the state, change in the
States History                                                        ethnic composition of American society, the movements toward equal rights for racial minorities and women, and the role of the United
Honors                                                                States as a major world power. The Honors class is offered for the above average student.


Advanced         11      LS, NV        Meets A-G requirement with       This course will survey American history from 1492 to 1992, with an emphasis from 1750 to 1992, including a study of major themes
Placement United                       weighted GPA. AP European        with an emphasis on interpretation and analysis. Areas included will be American chronology and geography, the historical
States History                         History and 3.0 GPA              development of democratic institutions, social and economic growth and change, character and values of our nation's cultural and
                                       recommended.                     ethnic diversities, and significant individuals' contributions to the development of the American nation. Advance Placement Exam is in
                                                                        May.

American         12      LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirement.           This semester course for seniors takes an in-depth look at how the Democratic process works. Areas included will be: (1) Federalism-
Government                                                              how the U.S. Government is separated into the federal, state, county, and local levels; (2) the powers and limitations of the Legislative,
                                                                        Executive, and Judicial branches of government; and (3) individual rights of the American citizen as expressed in the Bill of Rights and
                                                                        other Amendments.
AP American      12      LS, NV        Meets A-G requirement with       This course is offered as a year-long class in concert with AP Economics. The American political system is examined from its
Government                             weighted GPA. AP United          foundation to the present. The course will develop an understanding of the function of the levels of government, the democratic process,
                                       States History, and 3.0 GPA      and contemporary issues. Throughout the course, the role of the individual and the ideals of democracy will be emphasized. Advance
                                       recommended.                     Placement Exam is in May.

Economics        12      LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirement as an      The course will enable the student to use economic concepts in a reasoned, careful manner in dealing with the personal, community,
                                       elective.                        and national economic issues students confront or will confront.


AP Economics     12      LS, NV        Meets A-G requirement as an     This class is offered as a year-long class in concert with AP Government. Students study principles of macroeconomics, including the
                                       elective, with weighted GPA. AP global economy and trade, aggregate demand and supply, monetary and fiscal policy, and classical vs. Keynesian economics. This
                                       United States History, and 3.0  course of study is designed to prepare students for the AP exam in May.
                                       GPA recommended.
Psychology       11-12   LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirement as an      This semester course is a basic, introductory psychology course oriented toward the college-bound student. The course surveys the
                                       elective.                        history of psychology with special emphasis upon the study of well-known psychologists. In this course there is an emphasis on human
                                                                        behavior and mental processes with a specific concentration on human concept, coping strategies, and personal growth.




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SOCIAL SCIENCE
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Sociology       11-12   LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirement as an       The purpose of this semester course is to study man in social groups. Students will learn about similarities and differences among
                                      elective.                         cultures. The class will focus on basic institutions of society and the nature of social class. Students will investigate the variety and
                                                                        scope of social problems in the United States such as poverty, discrimination, suicide, and aging.

AP Psychology   12      LS            Meets A-G requirement as an          In this course students will engage in an in-depth study of psychology, the science of behavior, and mental processes. The purpose of
                                      elective, with weighted GPA.         the AP course in psychology is to introduce students to university-level exploration of the systematic study of human behavior and
                                      Psychology and Sociology with "B" or mental processes. Students will also be preparing to take the AP exam in psychology.
                                      better recommeded




SCIENCE
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Physical Science 9-12   LS, NV, AHS   Meets A-G requirement as an       This is a full year course in which students will explore basic concepts in physics, chemistry, and earth science.
                                      elective. Meets the graduation
                                      requirement for physical science.

Biology         9-12    LS, NV, AHS   Meets the graduation              This class prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in an introductory college biology course. Students
                                      requirement for life science.     will acquire a fundamental understanding of the major concepts outlined by the State Standards and State Science Framework.
                                      Meets A-G requirements.

Biology Honors 9        LS            Meets the graduation              This class prepares advanced students with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in future science courses. Students will
                                      requirement for life science.     acquire a understanding of the major concepts outlined by the State Standards and State Science Framework.
                                      Concurrent enrollment in
                                      Geometry or Algebra 2
                                      recommended. Meets A-G
                                      requirements.

Advanced        11-12   LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements with      This course is a lecture-based class with the labs included in the AP curriculum. This class will be taught at a college freshman level
Placement                             weighted GPA. A "B" or better in and requires much independent work by students. Topics include: structure and functions of cells, tissues, and organs; systems of
Biology                               Biology and Chemistry            classification; human anatomy and physiology; ecology and technological advancements.
                                      recommended.
Chemistry       10-12   LS, NV        Meets A-G requirements. Fulfills This class provides an opportunity for students to learn the fundamental concepts of chemistry in preparation for college, as well as to
                                      the physical science graduation enable them to acquire laboratory skills and an appreciation for the place of chemistry in their lives.
                                      requirement. Completion of a
                                      Biology class and concurrent
                                      enrollment in Algebra 2
                                      recommended.




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SCIENCE
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Chemistry       10-11   LS       Meets A-G requirements. Fulfills This course is for advanced students who want to prepare for the AP Chemistry class. This class will teach fundamental concepts of
Honors                           the physical science graduation chemistry, as well as enable them to acquire advanced laboratory skills. Extra projects and experiments will be required.
                                 requirement. A "B" or better in
                                 Biology and concurrent
                                 enrollment in Algebra 2
                                 recommended.

Advanced        11-12   LS       Meets A-G requirements with a The central theme of the course is the basic principle that the properties of matter are a consequence of the structure of matter. The
Placement                        weighted GPA. A "B" or better in course takes a balanced approach in accomplishing this by combining chemical theories, concepts, and quantitative problems with
Chemistry                        Advanced Chemistry               applications and current practices of chemistry. Twenty-five percent of the course is devoted to laboratory experiments.
                                 recommended.
Advanced        11-12   LS, NV   Meets A-G requirements with a Designed to be equivalent to a one-semester college-level course, AP Environmental Science incorporates both physical and biological
Placement                        weighted GPA. A "B" or better in sciences in the study of the environment. Topics include the interdependence of the earth’s systems, human population dynamics,
Environmental                    Biology and Chemistry            renewable resources, environmental quality, global changes and consequences, environment and society, and choices for the future.
Science                          recommended.

Human Anatomy 10-12     LS       Meets A-G requirements. A "B"     The course provides students with advanced dissecting techniques and in-depth knowledge of structures and functions of human body
and Physiology                   in Biology recommended.           systems.


Physics         11-12   LS, NV   Meets the A-G requirements.       This is a college preparatory course utilizing a pre-college level textbook and laboratory manuals. Independent research is an integral
                                 Completion of Biology,            part of this course. Students will also be expected to complete outside reading and homework assignments on a daily basis.
                                 Chemistry and Algebra 2
                                 recommended.




AGRICULTURE SCIENCE
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Agriculture     9-10    LS, NV   Meets the graduation              This course includes fundamentals of Plant and Animal science, forestry, soils, water, basic chemistry, record books, student projects,
Science                          requirement for life science or   communication skills, research projects, aquaculture, hydroponics, entomology, and small animal projects. This is an introductory
                                 physical science.                 course for the Agriculture department.

Agriculture     10-12   LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement.            This course is a one-year laboratory science course designed for the college bound student with career interests in agriculture. Using
Biology                          Agriculture Science is a          agriculture as the learning vehicle, the course emphasizes the principals, central concepts, and inter-relationships among several
                                 prerequisite. Meets graduation    biological and agricultural topics. Students are also required to have a student project and develop communication and leadership skills.
                                 requirement for life science.




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AGRICULTURE SCIENCE
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Animal Science   10-12   LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement as an        The course covers the biological science concepts with emphasis on domesticated animals, including the horse. Instruction emphasizes
                                  elective. Fulfills graduation      scientific methods and laboratory techniques, including anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, and diseases. Field trips to
                                  requirement for life science.      universities and speakers, including veterinarians and animal control technicians, will be utilized to add knowledge used in the animal
                                                                     health fields.
Plant and Soil   10-12   LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement as an       The course will cover the basic fundamentals of physical science and our natural resources with emphasis on landscape fundamentals,
Science                           elective. Fulfills graduation     forestry, land use and wildlife, growing plants, and proper use in landscape design. Students are encouraged to have plant projects in
                                  requirement for physical science. the school greenhouse.

Veterinary       10-12   LS       Elective credit.                   This is a science course for advanced students interested in veterinary medicine and leadership. The course deals with veterinary skills
Science                                                              and applications as well as interactions in the respected career fields. The course is designed to prepare students for college
                                                                     agricultural science courses.

Agriculture      12      LS, NV   Meets A-G requirements as an       This course will have students develop an understanding ofhow our Government functions and students will make comparisons with
Business &                        elective. Fulfills the economic    other forms of government. The second part of the curse deals with micro and macro economic concepts, comparative economic
Economics                         requirement for graduation.        systems, individual economic behavior, and international trade policy. Leadership skills are developed.

Environmental    11-12   LS       Algebra 1 or permission from the This course will provide the student with theories and principles related to environmental horticulture science.
Horticulture                      instructor elective credit.
Science

Floriculture     10-12   LS       Elective credit.                   This course is designed to allow students to apply an artistic approach to floral art. Students will derive meaning from artworks through
                                                                     analysis, interpretation, and judgment. Students will connect and apply what is learned in floral art to other art forms.




FOREIGN LANGUAGE
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Spanish 1        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement.             This course emphasizes developing the students' comprehension of the spoken language. Students are given opportunities to speak at
                                                                     the appropriate level. Vocabulary specific to basic survival situations is developed (socializing, exchanging information, expressing
                                                                     preferences, etc.)

Spanish 2        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement. A "C" or This course further develops the receptive skills of listening and reading as well as the productive skills of speaking and writing.
                                  better in Spanish 1 is          Vocabulary includes topics beyond basic needs, involving such functions as describing, expressing opinions, and persuading.
                                  recommended.

Spanish 3        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement. A "C" or This course further develops skills in listening, reading, and writing sufficient to allow for spontaneity and access to authentic material.
                                  better in Spanish 2 is          Vocabulary includes special interest topics and areas well beyond basic needs.
                                  recommended.




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FOREIGN LANGUAGE
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

AP Spanish      10-12   LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement with a        Native speakers and advanced Spanish students considering pursuing language studies can refine their skills in preparation for college
Language                         weighted GPA. A "C" or better in    work and receive college credit for completing this rigorous course and obtaining a passing score on the AP test. Emphasis is on
                                 Spanish 3 or completion of a        developing the student's comprehension of the spoken language at a near native-like level. Vocabulary includes special topics, as well
                                 writing sample in Spanish.          as from cultural and literature-based sources. Grammar training allows for formation of longer, compound and complex sentences. Oral
                                                                     and written description and narration complement the mastery of the above.


AP Spanish      11-12   LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement with a        Native speakers and advanced Spanish students can receive college credit in Spanish Literature by completing prescribed coursework
Literature                       weighted GPA. A grade of "C" or     and obtaining a passing score on the AP. Emphasis is on reading, analysis, and discussion of Latin American and Spanish Literature
                                 better in AP Spanish Language       IN SPANISH. The student will also develop critical thinking skills and be given the opportunity to increase self-esteem and pride in
                                 or equivalent fluency in Spanish.   culture and language.


Spanish for     9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement.           Emphasis is on the development of the students' reading, grammatical, writing, and speaking skills in standard Spanish. This course
Native Speakers                  Students must be proficient in   refines speaking skills, develops reading and writing skills, and expands cultural perspectives.
2 and 3                          speaking, listening, and reading
                                 but need development in reading
                                 and writing.

French 1        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement.              This course emphasizes developing the students' comprehension of the spoken language. Students are given opportunities to speak at
                                                                     the appropriate level. Vocabulary specific to basic survival situations is developed, such as socializing, exchanging information, and
                                                                     expressing preferences.

French 2        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement. A "C" or This course further develops the receptive skills of listening and reading as well as the productive skills of speaking and writing.
                                 better in French 1 is           Vocabulary includes topics beyond basic needs, involving such functions as describing, expressing opinions, and persuading.
                                 recommended.

French 3        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement. A "C" or This course further develops skills in listening, reading, and writing sufficient to allow for spontaneity and access to authentic material.
                                 better in French 2 is           Vocabulary includes special interest topics and areas well beyond basic survival skills.
                                 recommended.

French 4        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement. A "C" or This course emphasizes developing the student's comprehension of the spoken language, when topics are restricted to those studied
                                 better in French 3 is           previously, at a near native-like level. Vocabulary includes special topics and areas well beyond basic needs.
                                 recommended.




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ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

English         9-12    LS, NV        Placement is determined by        ELD 1 uses California State ELD standards as a foundation to develop English language proficiency for students scoring at the
Language                              testing. ELD 1 is a year-long 2   beginning level of English language acquisition. Selected reading and specially designed lessons are used to develop language and
Development 1                         hour class.                       literacy skills.
(ELD 1)

English         9-12    LS, NV        Successful completion of ELD I    ELD 2 uses California State ELD standards as a foundation to develop English language proficiency for students scoring at the early
Language                              or placement by testing. ELD 2    intermediate level of English language acquisition. Selected reading and specially designed lessons are used to develop language
Development 2                         is a year-long 2 hour class.      and literacy skills.
(ELD 2)

English         9-12    LS, NV        Successful completion of ELD 2 ELD 3 uses California State ELD standards as a foundation to develop English language proficiency for students scoring at the
Language                              or placement by testing. ELD 3 intermediate level of English language acquisition. Selected reading and specially designed lessons are used to develop language
Development 3                         is a year-long 1 hour class.     and literacy skills.
(ELD 3)                               Students in ELD 3 are
                                      concurrently enrolled in an
                                      appropriate language arts class.




BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Accounting      11-12   LS, AHS       Keyboarding recommended.           This course covers the principals, theories, and beginning applications of accounting. An introduction to automated accounting
Principles                            Fulfills 1 year of math graduation applications such as worksheets, spreadsheets, and other accounting principles are also a part of this course.
                                      requirement.

Automated       12      LS            Accounting Principles. Fulfills   This course covers the advanced principles, theory, and applications of accounting. It will provide students with simulated accounting
Accounting                            one year of math graduation       experiences using current business accounting software.
                                      requirement.

Computer        9-12    NV, AHS       None                              This course is designed to introduce the keyboard by touch and to introduce basic formatting and proofreading skills for business,
Keyboarding                                                             college, and personal use.



Computer        10-12   LS, NV, AHS   Keyboarding skills                This course applies basic office skills using a variety of software. Students will learn data entry, data base, spread sheets, word
Information                           recommended.                      processing, and computer terminology.
Systems




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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
COURSE            GR       SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE             LVL                    SPECIAL INFORMATION

International    10        LS            Business Academy                   This course benefits students in their understanding of world business. This course provides an overview of international business
Business Studies                                                            activities and the economic, cultural, and political environment of global business.



Keyboarding     9-12       LS, NV, AHS   None                               This course increases keyboarding speed and accuracy on the computer. Production of various correspondence, as well as
Word Processing                                                             tabulations, will be emphasized. Text-editing skills, block moving, merging, and file management will be taught.



Virtual Enterprise 11-12   LS            Business Academy                   This course will is designed to develop practical skills of business entrepreneurship and career readiness by linking students together in
                                                                            a global business network as they explore and simulate the steps and skills necessary to operate a business. This course is a
                                                                            simulated business, created and operated by the students.

The Web           10-12    AHS           None                               This course will introduce web browsers, web design, web addresses, e-mail transmission and receipt, and Netiquette. Hands-on
                                                                            simulations, computer software and research projects will be used to meet the course objectives.



*See ROP for additional Business courses.*




CONSUMER AND FAMILY STUDIES
COURSE            GR       SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE             LVL                    SPECIAL INFORMATION

Creative Living   9-10     LS, NV, AHS   None                               This comprehensive core course is designed to provide students with hands-on activities in the areas of clothing and textiles, child
                                                                            development, and foods and nutrition. This course can lead students on a high school pathway to fulfilling careers in some of
                                                                            California's largest growing industries. Students will also be introduced to parenting education, consumer education, and relationships
                                                                            with self and others.

Life Management 9-12       NV, AHS       None. Meets graduation             This semester course integrates home economics concepts with health instruction including physical, mental, emotional, and social well
                                         requirement for health.            being to impact the whole individual. Units of study will focus on issues of concern to teens: relationships, childcare, consumer skills,
                                                                            nutrition, and sexually transmitted disease (including HIV/AIDS) instruction.

Clothing &        9-12     LS, NV        None                               This semester course will help students understand how apparel meets individual needs; describe characteristics of fibers, fabrics, and
Textiles 1                                                                  finishes; demonstrate the elements and principles of design; construct apparel and/or textile items; and identify characteristics of related
                                                                            careers.

Clothing &        9-12     LS, NV        Clothing & Textiles 1 with a "C"   This semester course will help students analyze the cultural, historic, and technological influences on fashion; extend the life of
Textiles 2                               or better. Provides 5 credits of   garments through care, redesign, and repair; become knowledgeable shoppers; construct apparel and/or textile items; and identify
                                         Fine Arts graduation               characteristics of fashion designers.
                                         requirement.




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CONSUMER AND FAMILY STUDIES
COURSE            GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE             LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Clothing &        10-12   LS, NV        Clothing & Textiles 1 and 2 with   This semester course will help students develop a wardrobe plan, describe and create fashion designs, identify shopping considerations
Textiles 3                              a "C" or better recommended.       and consumer rights and responsibilities, construct more advanced apparel and/or textile items, and identify careers.



Child             11-12   LS, NV, AHS   2+2+2 articulation at RCC and      This semester course will help students learn how families nurture children, apply the problem-solving process to avoid teen pregnancy,
Development                             Cal State San Bernardino.          understand prenatal development and factors affecting healthy prenatal development and identify principles of child growth and
                                        Students taking both Child         development in infants and toddlers, and compare major learning theories relevant to early childhood education.
                                        Development and Exploring
                                        Childhood may earn 3 units of
                                        Early Childhood Studies (ECS).


Exploring         11-12   LS, NV, AHS   See Child Development              This semester course will help students develop responsible parenting skills including effective guidance and discipline, learn the
Childhood                                                                  principles of child growth and development in preschoolers and school age children, identify programs and curriculum for young
                                                                           children, and learn about child care licensing requirements.

Early Childhood   12      NV, AHS       Meets A-G requirement as an         This course covers college level theories, facts, concepts, and issues in child development. Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial
Studies                                 elective. Class is articulated with development from conception through adolescence will be explored. This course will also raise awareness of career opportunities in the
                                        RCC.                                field of child development.

Food Science 1    9-12    LS, NV, AHS   None. Elective                     This semester course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of food and nutrition. These principles will include
                                                                           basic concepts of food preparation, use and care of equipment and appliances, kitchen organization, food buying, and the relationship
                                                                           of nutrition to good health.

Food Science 2    10-12   LS, NV, AHS   Food Science 1. Elective           This course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of basic meal preparation techniques and skills. Nutrition and foreign foods
                                                                           will be an integral part of this unit.


Food Science 3    10-12   NV            Food Science 1 and 2 with a “C” This course is designed to introduce students to scientific methods of studying nutrition, food preparation, and food processing. Lab
                                        or better recommended. Meets experiments teach students how to use lab equipment, understand lab safety, and conduct research. Students will explore how science
                                        Life Science or Physical Science relates to consumer and family life science careers.
                                        graduation requirement.




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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Drafting 1       9-10    LS, NV   None (basic math skills and         This course is an exploratory course which covers lettering, sketching, 2 dimensional drawing, geometric construction, orthographic
                                  reading ability strongly            projection, sectional drawing, 3 dimensional drawing, architectural drawing, computer aided drafting, and digital animation. Materials,
                                  recommended                         tools, and processes of the drafting profession are used on a daily basis to solve problems.

Drafting 2       10-12   LS, NV   Drafting 1 ("C" or better) or       This course is an in-depth extension of Drafting 1. It emphasizes review of basic drafting techniques and a thorough exploration of
                                  approval of teacher.                advanced theory and techniques including dimensioning, auxiliary drawings, pattern development, manufacturing processes, and
                                                                      threads and fasteners. Materials, tools and processes of the drafting profession are used daily to strengthen critical thinking and
                                                                      problem solving skills.
Architectural    10-12   LS, NV   Drafting 1 ("C" or better) and   This course combines creative thought and technical ability through the development of a full set of working drawings for a single story,
Design 1                          approval of teacher. Provides 10 wood frame house. Students will learn how history influences contemporary designs and how art can be applied. Practical experience
                                  credits of Fine Arts graduation is gained in the area of design, planning code requirements, and standard architectural practice will be gained.
                                  requirement.

Architectural    11-12   NV       Architectural Drafting 1 ("B" or    This course emphasizes the development of a full set of working drawings for a multi-level, wood frame house. Practical experiences in
Design 2                          better) or teacher approval.        planning, code requirements, and standard architectural practice will be gained.



Architectural    12      NV       Architectural Drafting 2 ("B" or    This course emphasizes rendering techniques for floor plans, plot plans, and elevation perspectives for a commercial structure. Upon
Design 3                          better) or teacher approval.        completion of the renderings, a scale model of the commercial structure will be built.



Computer Aided   11-12   LS       Drafting 2 or Architecture 1 ("B"   This course emphasizes the use of CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) in the engineering and graphic industries. Hardware
Design and                        or better) and teacher approval     considerations, input devices, output devices, and software applications are thoroughly covered and used daily while students apply
Drafting                                                              their knowledge of mechanical and architectural drawing. This course can be repeated for seniors who want to explore digital
                                                                      animation, advanced 3D, and rendering techniques.

Metal 1          9-12    NV       None                                Metal I introduces the student to the basics of metal technology. The student is guided through a series of units which result in a
                                                                      specific project as the outcome. Beginning Gas and Arc welding is taught second semester.



Metal 2          10-12   NV       Metal I (“C” or better)             Metal II offers advanced level welding, foundry, and bench metal. Machine tool technology, including basic lathe and mill operation, is
                                                                      introduced at this time, as well as C.N.C. technology.




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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
COURSE         GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE          LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Metal 3        11-12   NV            Metal II (“C” or better)         Additional skills in welding are learned. Also included is advanced machine tool technology, including Computer Numerical Control
                                                                      (C.N.C.) lathe and mill operation.



Metal 4        12      NV            Metal III (“C” or better)        All major areas of metal technology are covered, with the student selecting a career cluster of his/her choice, thus placing extra
                                                                      emphasis in an area of specific interest. Career research is also emphasized.

Wood 1         9-12    LS, NV        None                             This course introduces the students to the basic tools and techniques in woodworking. Students are given instruction in safety, hand
                                                                      tools, power tools, joinery, fasteners, finishing, designing, and preparing materials lists.


Wood 2         10-12   LS, NV        Wood 1 (“C” or better) Provides This project-based course introduces students to cabinet making, use of industrial tools, materials, processes, and careers in industry.
                                     10 credits of Fine Arts graduation Each student plans, designs, and completes (with machine and hand tools) some useful projects for home, school, or community. Good
                                     requirement.                       work habits and craftsmanship are emphasized.

Wood 3         10-12   LS, NV        Wood 2 (“C” or better)           This project-based course teaches the use of machine tools in furniture construction and repair. Each student plans, designs, and
                                                                      completes (with hand and machine tools) some useful piece of furniture. Careers, use of computers, tool maintenance, good work
                                                                      habits, and craftsmanship are emphasized. May be repeated with permission of instructor.


Wood 4         10-12   LS, NV        Wood 3 ("C" or better)           This project-based course teaches the use of machine tools in furniture construction and repair. Each student plans, designs, and
                                                                      completes (with hand and machine tools) some useful piece of furniture. Careers, use of computers, tool maintenance, good work
                                                                      habits, and craftsmanship are emphasized. May be repeated with permission of instructor.

Construction   11-12   NV            Wood 1 ("C" or better)           This course introduces the student to the basic tools, techniques, and processes of the construction industry. House
Technology                                                            framing/construction will be learned through model making and full-scale projects. During this course students will be given instruction
                                                                      in all aspects of home construction from site preparation through foundations, framing, roofs, and interiors.




PHYSICAL EDUCATION
COURSE         GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE          LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

P.E. 1         9       LS, NV, AHS   Meets graduation requirement     The eight units of study in P.E. 1 are Conditioning and Fitness, Aquatics, Team Sports, Gymnastics, Rhythm and Dance, Combative,
                                     for PE                           and Outdoor Education. Units incorporate a fitness focus in accordance with the state standards. At the end of the course, students will
                                                                      be able to develop a personal, lifelong fitness plan.

P.E. 2         10-12   LS, NV, AHS   P.E. 1 Meets graduation          The units of study in P.E. 2 are Individual/Dual/Team Sports, Fitness, Aerobic Dance, Gymnastics, Aquatics, and Outdoor Education.
                                     requirement for PE               Each unit emphasizes analysis of movement skills. At the end of this course students will be able to create a personal plan for
                                                                      maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.




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Modified Physical 9-12   LS, NV   Must meet special education   This program is offered to meet the individual needs of the student based on the evaluation and recommendation of the IEP team or
Education                         criteria or medical issues.   individual medical issues.




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HEALTH
COURSE             GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE              LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Health             9-10    LS, NV, AHS   None. Satisfies graduation         Health education provides students with basic knowledge and specific skills upon which to build healthy behaviors. Health instruction
                                         requirement for Health.            provides the student with learning experiences to empower them to engage in and value the importance of healthy lifelong practices.
                                                                            Abstinence/prevention is a major strategy in health instruction.

Freshmen           9       LS            None                               This course is comprised of four different components. Each component is approximately nine weeks in length. Students will identify
Seminar                                                                     and develop their individual strengths, gain exposure to proven AVID study principles, fulfill the State of California Health requirement,
                                                                            increase reading comprehension and speed through corrective reading techniques, and expand their vocabulary through morphemic
                                                                            recognition and memorization techniques.




VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
COURSE             GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE              LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Drawing I          9-12    LS, NV        Meets the graduation               This course introduces students to a beginning course in drawing. The course uses the media of pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and
                                         requirement for fine arts. Meets   brush and wash. Contents will include the history of drawing and the variety of techniques including seeing, interpreting, and visually
                                         A-G requirement.                   drawing.

Intermediate Art   10-12   NV, AHS       Fundamentals of art. Meets the     This course provides opportunities for students to use a variety of drawing and painting techniques, to organize and depict ideas,
                                         graduation requirement for fine    feelings, and moods and model shapes that demonstrate craftsmanship.
                                         arts. Meets A-G requirement.

Advanced Art       11-12   LS, NV, AHS   1 year Art. Permission of          This course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and apply skills in various personal compositions. Students derive meaning
                                         instructor. Meets the graduation   and value from experiences for making and justifying judgments in works of art. Individual interpretation and creativity is encouraged.
                                         requirement for fine arts. Meets
                                         A-G requirement.
Art Lab            10-12   NV, AHS       One year Art. Permission of        This course involves extended time for experimentation with materials and techniques. Emphasis is placed on personal development in
                                         instructor.                        an independent environment. Additional time is allowed to perform objectives of primary course--and to develop an appreciation for
                                                                            personal style and originality.

Ceramics           10-12   LS            Meets the graduation             This course will use basic knowledge to explore techniques and surface design concepts and develop a rudimentary-to-advanced
                                         requirement for fine arts. Meets understanding of ceramic-pottery techniques. The course will identify and comprehend historical and contemporary perspectives on art
                                         A-G requirement.                 works in clay and related media.




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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
COURSE           GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE            LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Advanced         11-12   LS       Ceramics with "C" or better or     This course will explore advanced techniques and surface design concepts and develop an advanced understanding of ceramic pottery
Ceramics                          teacher approval. Meets A-G        techniques. The course will identify and comprehend historical and contemporary perspectives on art works in clay and related media.
                                  requirement.

Beginning        9-12    LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement.             This course will instruct students on the basic fundamentals of music theory along with training in vocal performance.
Chorus



Concert          9-12    LS, NV   One year Chorus. Permission of This course further refines and masters the techniques of vocal music. The students will perform in concert activities or vocal
Choir/Show Choir                  teacher. May be repeated for   competitions during or after school hours as designated by the instructor. Instruction is given in the theory of music, along with
                                  credit.                        opportunities in vocal music and training, in developing the voice as an instrument of music.

Beginning Drama 9-12     LS, NV   Meets the graduation             Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the theater as a cultural, educational and entertaining medium. Units center
                                  requirement for fine arts. Meets around individual and group performances for the development of sensory awareness, stage presence, voice, body movement and
                                  A-G requirement.                 language, and self-discipline.

Intermediate     10-12   LS, NV   Beginning Drama required.          This course provides group projects with units in the study of movement, sensory and emotional awareness, rhythm, mime, pantomime,
Drama                             Meets the graduation               readers' theatre, oral interpretation, beginning video techniques, and storytelling.
                                  requirement for fine arts. Meets
                                  A-G requirement.
Advanced         10-12   LS, NV   Two years drama required.          This course will apply basic concepts of movement in directed scenes and/or performances for student and/or public audiences.
Drama/Video                       Permission of teacher. May be      Beginning video techniques will be studied. Students may be required to film and edit videotapes for class projects.
Production                        repeated for credit. Meets A-G
                                  requirement.
Technical        10-12   LS, NV   May be repeated for credit.        This course consists of a basic study of set construction, stage lighting, sound, and theatre management. The students will prepare the
Theater                           Meets the graduation               technical aspects of school productions and events in order to apply their studies to a realistic theater situation.
                                  requirement for fine arts.

Beginning Band   9-12    NV       Meets the graduation               This course is designed to teach students technical instruction on their instruments while performing as a group or individually. The
                                  requirement for fine arts.         students will receive instruction in the theoretical aspects of written music and the background of the different forms of music in today's
                                                                     society.

Intermediate     9-12    NV       One year band. Permission of       This course provides students with technical and theoretical instruction on their individual instruments while performing as a musical
Band                              teacher. Meets the graduation      ensemble. The students will perform in marching and concert activities during and after school hours as designated by the instructor
                                  requirement for fine arts. Meets   during the fall semester.
                                  A-G requirement.


Advanced Band    9-12    LS, NV   Permission of teacher. Meets       Students will rehearse as an ensemble, receiving instruction on techniques and concepts of musical performances. Students will
                                  the graduation requirement for     perform in marching and concert activities, such as parades, football games, concerts, festivals and competitions during and after
                                  fine arts. Meets A-G               school hours as designated by the instructor.
                                  requirement.




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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
COURSE            GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE             LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

Marching Band     9-12    LS, NV   Permission of teacher. Meets         This course provides instruction in musical concepts along with technical instruction on a band instrument. Students will perform at
                                   the graduation requirement for       various functions during and after school hours as designated by the instructor.
                                   physical education.

Guitar Class      9-12    NV       Elective credit.                     This class is designed to meet the needs of students at any level of ability. Students will be taught electric or acoustic technique in a
                                                                        group setting. Students will learn notes and rhythms, chords and tablature.

Jazz Band         9-12    LS, NV   Permission of teacher. Meets A- This course provides instruction in commercial styles of music, music theory, and career opportunities pertaining to instruments in an
                                   G requirement.                  ensemble situation. Students will be involved in performances.



Percussion        9-12    LS, NV   Elective credit.                     This class is designed to meet the needs of the advanced percussion student. This class is required for percussion students in the
                                                                        marching band, and has a marching battery emphasis.



Color Guard       9-12    LS, NV   Permission of teacher.               This class is required for all students participating in marching band as color guard members. Students will learn basic to intermediate
                                                                        dance, twirling, and flag technique.




NON-DEPARTMENTAL COURSES
COURSE            GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE             LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

A+, Managing      10-12   NV       Math Using Computers,                Students will learn entry-level computer repair skills which will include: review of basic electronics, trouble shooting, repair, diagnosing
and Maintaining                    Computer Keyboarding, C++,           of computer systems, proper use of test equipment and tools, use of peripherals such as hard disk drives, floppy drives, CD ROM
Your PC                            ROP Business, or instructor          drives, and expansion cards, software installation, and testing various operating systems.
                                   approval.

AVID 1,2,3 & 4    9-12    LS, NV   2.0 GPA, good attendance,            AVID is a four-year program designed to prepare students for post-secondary education. In addition to teaching students study skills,
                                   commitment, teacher approval.        AVID seminars provide students with skills in note-taking, library research, test-taking, and time management along with preparation for
                                                                        college entrance/placement examinations.

AVID Senior       12      LS, NV   Meets A-G requirement as an          This course follows the weekly structure of the AVID courses with two days of teacher led instruction, two days of tutorials, and one day
Seminar                            elective. Enrollment in AVID for 3   allocated for guest speakers, mini-courses taught by college instructors, and visits to colleges, museums, art galleries or drama
                                   years. Co-requisite enrollment in    productions. A research based component is required for students to include this course as a part of the "G" requirement for UC and
                                   at least one honors or AP class.     CSU.




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NON-DEPARTMENTAL COURSES
COURSE            GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE             LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

A.S.B.            9-12    LS, NV, AHS   Election to a school office.      Admission to this course is dependent upon election to a class office, an A.S.B. executive office, or an A.S.B. Commissioner's post.
(Leadership)                                                              Students will comprise the executive branch of the school's constitutional student government.

Community         9-12    LS, NV, AHS   Elective credit.                  Students may earn up to 10 elective credits during the four years of high school by completing a maximum of 150 hours of service in a
Service                                                                   non-profit organization. See your guidance counselor for further information.

Credit Recovery   10-12   LS, NV        Counselor approval.               Students may register for this class as an opportunity to recover credits toward meeting the high school graduation requirements. Using
                                                                          NovaNet's subject area online curriculum, students will progress through the subject area and upon successful completion of the course
                                                                          and the departmental assessments, will earn their credits.

Library Media     10-12   LS, NV        Teacher approval.                 This course provides instruction in the use of various types of computers, filing of books and materials, library organization, and
Assistant                                                                 interpersonal skills. Students will have daily opportunities to apply these skills.

Peer Assistance   9-12    LS, NV        Application, parent permission,   Students are trained in effective communication skills; i.e., attending, empathy, summarizing, questioning, geniuses, and problem
Leadership                              teacher recommendation,           solving. Trained students then offer support and help to referred adolescents who seek assistance in dealing with personal issues.
(PALs)                                  interview, selection by site      Community Service and outside readings are required also.
                                        committee

Study Skills      9-12    NV            IEP required.                     This course requires students to use a variety of materials and assignments to integrate course content and practice of basic study
                                                                          skills. Course content includes critical thinking skills, reading skills, test-taking, research, listening, and social responsibility skills.
                                                                          Course content may be offered to meet the needs of each student.

Academic          10-12   LS            Teacher approval.                 Students will participate in academic competition to develop their team building and communication skills. Students will also complete
Decathlon                                                                 in established forums with other schools for the purpose of academic growth.

Digital           9-12    NV            Concurrent enrollment in Algebra This course will emphasize the basic concepts of the use of digital media in the form of video, audio and broadcasting electronics. The
Electronics                             or course requiring Algebra.     course will also include seminar style lecture with direct use and hands-on video media development, including broadcasting.


Yearbook          9-12    LS, NV        Teacher approval.                 This course will provide students with instruction in basic principles of layout, design, and marketing. Students will produce and sell the
                                                                          school yearbook, which chronicles the events of the school year.

Chicano Studies           NV            Elective credit.                  This course is an interdisciplinary study of Chicano culture. It will study the major developments in history, government, education,
                                                                          sociology, literature, art, film, music, theater, language, and folklore of Mexico and the Southwest. It encompasses the pre-Columbian
                                                                          period to the present day.

Teacher's         10-12   LS, NV        Teacher approval needed.          Students may assist a teacher or an office in various tasks such as filing, delivering passes, organizing paperwork, etc. This student
Assistant (TA)                          Elective credit.                  receives a pass/fail grade and may earn a maximum of 10 credits during their four years of high school. Good attendance is required.


Self-Worth and   10-12    AHS           Elective credit.                  This course is designed to help at-risk students cope effectively and beneficially in all areas of their lives through enhancement of their
Achievement                                                               self-esteem. Activities such as journal writing, training in organizational skills, building skills for success, goal setting, and cooperative
Today (S.W.A.T.)                                                          learning are geared to helping students gain control over their lives and to teaching them methods for living responsibly in society.




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REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM (ROP)
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL   PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL              SPECIAL INFORMATION

ROP Acute Care 11-12    LS       Students must be 16 years of       This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the hospital and/or community setting. Emphasis is placed
Hospital                         age or in the 11th grade.          on those skills required of a health care worker in an acute care hospital setting and to provide practical information about career
                                                                    opportunities in the medical field.

ROP Medical     11-12   NV       Students must be 16 years of       Students will be prepared for the entry-level employment in the medical field as a clerical assistant to a physician. The student will learn
Terminology                      age or in the 11th grade. Fall     basic and advanced medical terminology.
                                 semester course only.

ROP First       11-12   NV       Students must be 16 years of       This course is designed to prepare students to provide immediate care to an ill or injured person and train them to assist emergency
Responder                        age or in the 11th grade. Spring   medical service (EMS) providers. Students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive an "Emergency
                                 semester course only.              Responder" card from ARC (American Red Cross).

ROP             11-12   NV       Students must be 16 years of       This course is designed to provide classroom and hands-on experiences in construction and construction-related occupations, including
Construction                     age or in the 11th grade.          construction, remodeling, maintenance, and repair of building and structures. Students will use an assortment of materials such as
Technology                                                          wood, stone, brick, glass, concrete, metal, and composition substances.

ROP Digital     11-12   LS       Students must be 16 years of       This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or further training in the digital imaging fields of one or more of
Imaging                          age or in the 11th grade.          the following: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and advanced features in Microsoft Office.


ROP Floral      11-12   NV       Students must be 16 years of       This course is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the floral and retail sales industry as an apprentice or
Design                           age or in the 11th grade.          designer, or retail sales person. In an operational, campus-based floral store/class, students will learn how to make arrangements,
                                                                    identify flowers and foliage, write orders from customers, and price arrangements.

ROP Auto Tech. 11-12    NV       Students must be 16 years of       Automotive Technology Year One is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry.
                                 age or in the 11th grade. 1yr of   Instruction includes both theory and lab experiences and is a prerequisite for Automotive Technology Year Two. Automotive
                                 Auto exp./Intro Auto or teacher    Technology Year Two is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry as tune-up
                                 approval.                          technician, shop estimator, auto technician, A/C technician, brake repairer, front-end technician, transmission technician, and
                                                                    automotive technician-exhaust emission.

ROP Computer    11-12   LS, NV   Students must be 16 years of       This course is designed to prepare students for internationally recognized professional MOUS certification, an internationally recognized
Information                      age or in the 11th grade.          certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Systems-                         Keyboarding skills
Business                         recommended.
ROP Retail      11-12   LS, NV   Students must be 16 years of       After initial orientation to DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, students will participate in related activities presented and
Sales/Student                    age or in the 11th grade.          applied at the local, district, state, and national levels. Career, leadership skills, marketing knowledge, and attitudes are presented and
Store                                                               applied to case studies and practices through industry-based projects.




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REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM (ROP)
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

ROP Health      11-12   LS            Students must be enrolled in     This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the hospital and/or community setting. Emphasis is placed
Academy                               Health Academy.                  on those skills required of a health care worker in an acute care hospital setting and to provide practical information about career
                                                                       opportunities in the medical field.

ROP Restaurant 11-12    LS            Students must be 16 years of     This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the food service industry. This course is also designed as
Occupations                           age or in the 11th grade.        career exploration for future training in Culinary Arts and Hospitality management.




WORK EXPERIENCE
COURSE          GR      SCHOOL        PREREQUISITES &     COURSE DESCRIPTION
TITLE           LVL                   SPECIAL INFORMATION

Work Experience 11-12   LS, NV, AHS   Must be 16 yrs or older and      Students may receive credit for their employment by attending a weekly Work Experience class and fulfilling class requirements. (5
                                      employed at least 10 hours per   credits per semester maximum)
                                      week. No "F's" and 2.0 GPA
                                      required.

Work Experience 11-12   LS, NV, AHS   Must be 16 yrs or older and      The student must have a job for which he is paid and is related to his career goals. Student must be enrolled in a class related to his
Vocational                            employed at least 10 hours per   job and career goals in addition to his enrollment in Work Experience Education. (10 credits per semester maximum)
                                      week. No "F's" and 2.0 GPA
                                      required.

Work Experience 9-12    LS, NV, AHS   Must be at least 14 yrs of age or On-the-job placement is for the purpose of exploring careers. The student is not paid while on this program. See the Work Experience
Exploratory                           older. No "F's" and 2.0 GPA       Office for more information. (5 credits per semester maximum)
                                      required.




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