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					EVERGREEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
        Course Catalog
                Revised Fall, 2009




             Dr. Ana Lomas, Ed.D
                   Principal

                Chantal Chatman
 Associate Principal of Educational Development

                 Bill Tomlinson
  Associate Principal of Administrative Service

              3300 Quimby Road
              San Jose, CA 95148
                (408) 347-7000




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         EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
              GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS


1) Credit Requirement:
Students must earn 220 credits

2) Proficiency Requirements
All students must pass the California High School Exit Exam
(CAHSEE)

3) Course and Subject Requirements
English           4 years                             40 credits
Social Science    3 years                             30 credits
                       World History – 1 year
                       United States History – 1 year
                       American Government/Economics
                       (1 semester each)
Mathematics       2 years                             20 credits
                  (Algebra 1 and Geometry or higher)
Fine Arts or      1 year                                              10 credits
Foreign           (Must be two semesters of the same course in
                  either the visual and performing arts or foreign
Language          language area, not both)
Physical          2 years                                             20 credits
Education
Laboratory        2 years                                             20 credits
Science
Electives/Other                                                      80 + credits
Course
Total                                                                    220




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                         College Entrance Requirements
Community College System                                                    Be 18 years old
University of California              California State University           Additional
                                                                            Information
A – G Subject Areas                                               Years
A – History                                                         2
(must include at least 1 semester each of US History &
Government)
B – English                                                         4
C – Mathematics                                                     3       4 recommended for
                                                                            UC
D – Lab Science                                                     2       3 recommended for
(CSU requires one year of biological science and one year of                UC
physical science)
E – Foreign Language                                                2       3 recommended for
(Study must be in the same language)                                        UC
F – Visual and Performing Arts                                      1
G - Electives                                                       1
Minimum Subject Requirements: All semesters of coursework must be completed with a “C” grade or
higher.
University Testing Requirements
UC                                                 CSU
    Examinations
a. SAT I or ACT + Writing                         a. SAT I or ACT
b. SAT II – In two subjects through the Class     *Recommend taking the Early Assessment
of 2011                                           Program (EAP) test in March of the 11th grade
*Students may be required to take placement       – Students not taking this will be required to
tests if test scores do not meet minimum scores take placement test if test scores do not meet
required by CSU                                   minimum scores required by CSU
    Grade Point Average
3.0 Minimum GPA                                   2.0 Minimum GPA
Note: Courses without the P – designation, such as physical education, do not count as a
UC/CSU requirement and are not used in calculating your GPA for college entrance. Up to eight
semesters of AP coursework will be given additional GPA points by the university
    College Testing Recommendations
PSAT/National Merit             SAT I or ACT SAT I or ACT                     SAT II (UC Only)
Qualifying Test                 -Spring          -Fall                        -After completing
                                   th                th
-October                        -11 grade for    -12 grade                    the subject in any
-10th and 11th grades           the first time   -Take ACT plus Writing grade
                                                 if applying to UC
-Registration through           Register at www.collgeboard.com for any SAT exam
EVHS in Sept. each year
Note: This test qualifies       Register at www.act.org for any ACT exam
students for National Merit
Scholarship in Grade 11.

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                                Course Advancement Guidelines

Please refer to the guidelines below to determine if you are ready to advance to the next level in the
courses/departments listed below.

Mathematics –High School Graduation requires you complete 2 years of math
                (Alg 1/Geometry or Geometry/Alg 2)
                CSU and UC: 3 yrs required – 4 yrs. recommended
Course Entering:           Guideline:
Algebra 2                  Grades of C or better in Geometry & Algebra 1
Math Analysis*             Grades of B or better in Algebra 2 recommended
AP Calculus AB/BC*         Grades of B or better in Math Analysis/Calculus A/B recommended
AP Statistics              Grades of C or better in Math Analysis/Calculus A/B highly
                           recommended or Grades of C or better in Algebra 2
AP Computer Science        Pass Intro. to Computer Science or Algebra 2 with C or better,
                           Teacher recommendation only
*For students with grades less than a B, student must show mastery of material by passing a
placement exam to be given May 30th or 31st after school. See current math teacher for more
information.
Foreign Language – May be required for graduation if student does not take one year of a
                       fine art. Minimum of two years required for CSU. UC requires 2 years
                       with 3 years recommended.
French 2                   Grade of C or better both semesters in French 1
French 3                   Grade of C or better both semesters in French 2
French 4
Non-Native Spanish Speakers

Spanish 2                   Grade of C or better both semesters in Spanish 1
Spanish 3                   Grade of C or better both semesters in Spanish 2
Spanish 4                   Grades of C or better both semesters in Spanish 3
AP Spanish Lang.            Grade of C or better both semesters in Spanish 3, or teacher
                            assessment
Native Spanish Speakers

Spanish 1 for Spanish       For students who already speak Spanish or placement test required
Speakers
AP Spanish Language    Grade of C or better both semesters in Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
                       or teacher assessment
AP Spanish Literature  Grade of C or better both semesters in Spanish AP Language.
Other Advanced Level Courses

Drama 2-4                   Teacher recommendation/audition
Advanced Band 2-4,          Teacher recommendation/audition
Wind Ensemble, Jazz
Choir 2-4                   Teacher recommendation/audition
Yearbook                    Teacher recommendation/interview
Journalism/Newspaper        Teacher recommendation/interview
Leadership                  Teacher recommendation/interview

Advanced Placement (AP) : Students will not be considered for an AP course without the
completion of the commitment contract. Completion of a contract does not guarantee placement in
the program. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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                                       Evergreen Valley High School
                                            Course Catalog
                                             Revised Fall, 2009

Department                                                                                                       English
P-Language Arts 3                                                                                                   9, 10
Prerequisite: None                                        Meets the requirement:
                                                          HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
                                                          Note: This class is taken with Read 180
This is a yearlong course with stress placed upon the ability to communicate accurately and
appropriately in English in a variety of formal and informal situations. This course is offered in
conjunction with a reading development class. The student continues to expand listening,
speaking, reading, and writing skills with a greater emphasis on literature and paragraph
development. This course provides an in-depth study of English language structures, vocabulary,
multi- cultural literature, and preparation for the California High School Exit Exam. Placement
is made based on test scores and grades in the previous school year. This program is offered by
federal, state and district mandates.
P-Language Arts 3 (Sheltered)                                                                  9, 10
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                      Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                          offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                          (Pages 13-15).
                                                          Note: This class is taken in conjunction with Read 180
Reading 180                                                                                                         9, 10
Prerequisite: None                                    Meets the requirement:
                                                      High School Graduation Only
This course is taken in conjunction with Language Arts 3 to provide intensive reading instruction
to students whose testing scores indicate will require such instruction for success in high school.
This program is offered by federal, state and district mandates.
P-English 1                                                                                    9, 10
Prerequisite: None                                        Meets the requirement:
                                                          HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
English 1 is a California standards-based college preparatory course. Students read and analyze
a minimum of four historically or culturally significant works of literature. In addition, students
develop skills in reading, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and multi-media communication.
Students produce multiple pieces of writing, building to full essays; during the year they write a
minimum of six original multi-paragraph essays. In addition, students complete the ESUHSD
writing assessment. Students maintain a writing portfolio that they continue to build and review
throughout the year.
P-English 1 + Support                                                                          9, 10
Prerequisite: None                                        Meets the requirement:
                                                          HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
                                                          Note: This class may be taken with English 1 support
Some students will take this course with a support class. Placement is made based on test scores
and grades in the previous school year. This program is offered by federal, state and district
mandates.
P-English 1 (Sheltered)                                                                 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD         Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
assessment (California English Language Development       offerings designed for English Language Learners
Test or CELDT)                                            (Pages 13-15).
P-English 1 + Support (Sheltered)                                                                                   9, 10
Prerequisite: None                                        Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                          offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                          (Pages 13-15).
                                                          Note: This class may be taken with English 1 support

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P-English 1A                                                                                                  9
Prerequisite: Advanced performance on California       Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST), grades, and/or teacher           HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
recommendation
English 1A is a standards-based college preparatory course for 9th graders, and follows much of
the English 1 course as described above. In addition to the English 1 curriculum, students in this
accelerated course should expect to read a minimum of two additional works, write a minimum
of three additional original multi-paragraph essays, and actively engage in class discussions.
P-English 2                                                                                  10, 11
Prerequisite: None                                     Meets the requirement:
                                                       HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
English 2 is a California standards-based college preparatory class. Students read and analyze a
minimum of four works of literature representative of writing from around the world, exploring a
broad range of literary elements to enhance understanding. Students write a minimum of six
original multiple-paragraph essays, including a basic annotated research paper (5-7 pages). In
addition, students complete the ESUHSD writing assessment. Students maintain a writing
portfolio that they continue to build and review throughout the year.
P-English 2 + Support                                                                          10
Prerequisite: None                                     Meets the requirement:
                                                       HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
                                                       Note: This class may be taken with English 1 support
Some students will take this course with a support class. Placement is made based on test scores
and grades in the previous school year. This program is offered by federal, state and district
mandates.
P-English 2A                                                                                   10
Prerequisite: Advanced performance on California       Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST), Grades, and/or teacher           HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
recommendation.
English 2A is a California standards-based college preparatory course for 10th graders, and
follows much of the English 2 course as described above. In addition to the English 2
curriculum, students in this accelerated course should expect to read a minimum of two
additional works, write a minimum of three additional original multi-paragraph essays, and
actively engage in class discussions.
P-English 3                                                                                 11, 12
Prerequisite: None                                     Meets the requirement:
                                                       HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
English 3 is a California standards-based college preparatory course. Students read and
critically analyze a variety of texts, including a minimum of five major works (novels, plays,
non-fiction memoirs) that trace the major social, cultural, and philosophical trends that
influenced American literature. Students demonstrate logical, critical thinking skills through
focused, coherent oral presentations and written interpretation of fiction and non-fiction works.
Students write a minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays, including essays written
under the pressure of a specific time limit, and one annotated research paper (8-10 pages) using
parenthetical references that follow the Modern Language Association Handbook for Writers of
Research Papers, 6th or latest edition guidelines. Students maintain a writing portfolio that they
continue to build and review throughout the year.




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P-English 4                                                                                                  12
Prerequisite: None                                          Meets the requirement:
                                                            HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
English 4 is a standards-based college preparatory course open to 12th graders. Students examine
the underlying political assumptions and philosophical arguments in historically or culturally
significant works of world literature. English 4 students demonstrate reading and thinking skills
through focused, coherent oral presentations and written interpretation of fiction and non-fiction
works. Grammar, spelling, college level vocabulary, college note taking, and multi-media
communication skills are reinforced through structured performance tasks. Students write a
minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays, including essays written under the pressure
of a specific time limit, and one annotated research paper (8-10 pages) using parenthetical
references. As a culminating assignment, students prepare a written reflection of their growth as
they review four years of writing.
P-English Literature & Composition (AP)                                                          11
Prerequisite: Above average performance on California          Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST), Grades, and/or teacher                   HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
recommendation. Final placement is made on a space
available basis.
AP English Literature and Composition is a standards-based college preparatory course.
Traditionally, this is the second course in the AP English course progression but at EVHS this is
the first English AP course. In addition to the standard English 4 curriculum, the AP English
Literature and Composition course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of
imaginative literature. Students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to
provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. Students write a minimum of nine original
and formal multiple-paragraph essays, and minimum of six original essays written under a
specific time limit, engage in the study of a variety of literature including novels, short stories,
poetry, and dramas, extensive vocabulary study, class discussions, and complete a variety of
multiple-choice tests to prepare for the exams. All students enrolled in this course are expected
to register for the AP Examination given in May.
P-English Language & Composition (AP)                                                                12
Prerequisite: Above average performance on California          Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST), Grades, and/or teacher                   HS Graduation; Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
recommendation. Final placement is made on a space
available basis.
AP English Language and Composition is a standards-based college preparatory course open to
12th graders. This AP course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a
variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who
compose for a variety of purposes. Students write a minimum of nine original and formal
multiple-paragraph essays, a minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays written under
the pressure of a specific time limit, engage in the study of a variety of fiction and non-fiction
works including essays, speeches, and historical documents, extensive vocabulary study, class
discussions, and complete a variety of multiple-choice tests to prepare for the exams. All
students enrolled in this course are expected to register for the AP Examination given in May.




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Department                                                                             Mathematics
P-Algebra 1                                                                                                  9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None                                                 Meets the requirement:
                                                                   HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
This is the first year of a four-year sequence of college preparatory math. The course is divided
into six mini courses. The first, second, fourth, and fifth mini courses are worth 1.5 credits, and
the third and sixth mini courses are worth 2 credits each. Successful completion of all mini
courses will result in the student earning ten credits, the equivalent of 2 semesters. In order to
pass these mini courses, the student will have to pass a unit exam each six weeks. This unit
exam is common to each student in the East Side Union High School District and is California
Math standards based. Recovery will be offered to those who do not pass the unit exam. Topics
covered will include the real number system, graphing, solving equations, linear functions, and
quadratic functions.
P-Algebra 1 + Support                                                                            9,10
Prerequisite: None                                             Meets the requirement:
                                                               HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
                                                               Note: This class may be taken with support.
Some students will take this course with a support class. Placement is made based on test scores
and grades in the previous school year. This program is offered sby federal, state and district
mandates
P-Algebra 1 (Sheltered)                                                                 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                           Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                               offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                               (Pages 13-15).
P-Algebra 1 + Support (Sheltered)                                                                                 9,10
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                           Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                               offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                               (Pages 13-15).
                                                               Note: This class may be taken with support
P-Geometry                                                                                                   9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Passing ALL six mini-units of Algebra 1 or            Meets the requirement:
similar course with “C” or better                                   HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC

This is the second course in the traditional four-year college preparatory mathematics sequence.
Topics covered will include area, volume, proportion, angle measurements, linear relationships,
properties of polygons, deductive and inductive reasoning, and the development of proof. A
calculator is highly recommended for use in this course. The minimum graduation requirement
for a student in the East Side Union High School District is the passing of both Algebra 1 and
Geometry. Incoming freshman may be placed into geometry if they pass both semesters of
Advanced Algebra with grades of C or higher from their middle school, AND score “Proficient”
on the California Standards Test and have a teacher recommendation for geometry.
P-Geometry (Sheltered)                                                                  9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Passing ALL six mini-units of Algebra 1 or            Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for
similar course with “C” or better                                   course offerings designed for English Language
                                                                    Learners (Pages 13-15).




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P-Algebra 2                                                                                    10,11,12
Prerequisite: Passing both Algebra 1 and Geometry        Meets the requirement:
with grades of “C” or higher                             HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
Algebra 2 is the third course in the traditional four year college preparatory mathematics
sequence. The material covered is an in depth extension of Algebra 1, with an emphasis on
linear functions, quadratic functions, exponential functions, properties of number systems,
complex numbers, series, logarithms, and graphing. The purchase and use of a graphing
calculator is highly recommended for success in this course. The minimum entrance
requirements for the colleges in the UC and CSU system include the passing of math classes with
grades of C or higher through Algebra 2. Students who have earned Cs in those courses should
be aware, however, that Algebra 2 will present a difficult challenge for them and thus they
should be prepared to seek additional help beyond the classroom either via the homework center
or tutoring.
P-Statistics (AP)                                                                          10,11,12
Prerequisite: Passing Algebra 2 with grade of “C” Meets the requirement:
or higher both semesters. It is highly             HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
recommended to take this course after successfully
passing Math Analysis. Final placement is done on
a space available basis.
This course covers one year of a traditional college level beginning statistics class. Topics
covered are prescribed by the College Entrance Examination Board and will include items such
as regression, probability, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Students who
successfully complete this course are expected to take the national Advanced Placement Exam in
May. The purchase and use of a graphing calculator is required for success in this course. All
students in an AP course are expected to take the exam in May.
P-Math Analysis (Pre-Calculus)                                                             10,11,12
Prerequisite: Passing Algebra 2 with grade of “B”    Meets the requirement:
or higher both semesters is highly recommended.      HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
This is the fourth course in the traditional four year college preparatory mathematics sequence.
This course covers a range of concepts in Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, including linear
functions, quadratic functions, exponential functions, limits, multi function relationships, right
triangle trigonometry, non right triangle trigonometry, and trigonometric identities. The first
semester will focus on Pre-Calculus topics and the second semester on Trigonometry topics. The
purchase and use of a graphing calculator is required for success in this course.
P-Calculus AB (AP)                                                                              11,12
Prerequisite: Passing Math Analysis with grade of    Meets the requirement:
“B” or higher both semesters is highly               HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
recommended. Final placement is done on a space
available basis.
This yearlong course covers the first semester of a traditional college level Calculus course.
Topics covered are prescribed by the College Entrance Examination Board and will include
topics such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. Students who successfully complete this course
will be ready to take the national Advanced Placement Exam in May. The difficulty level of
this course is equivalent to a college course. The purchase and use of a graphing calculator is
required for success in this course. All students in an AP course are expected to take the exam in
May.




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  P-Calculus BC (AP)                                                                                   11,12
  Prerequisite: Passing Calculus AB with grade of        Meets the requirement:
  “C” or higher both semesters is highly                 HS Graduation; Area C of A-G for CSU and UC
  recommended. . Final placement is done on a
  space available basis.
  This year-long course covers the second semester of a traditional college level Calculus course.
  Topics covered are prescribed by the College Entrance Examination Board and include topics
  such as derivatives, integrals, and trigonometric relationships. Students who successfully
  complete this course will be ready to take the national Advanced Placement Exam in May. The
  purchase and use of a graphing calculator is required for success in this course. All students in an
  AP course are expected to take the exam in May.
  P-Introduction to Computer Science                                                       9,10,11,12
  Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1 with “C”         Meets the requirement:
                                                         Elective only, meets Area G of A-G for CSU and UC
  This year long course is an introductory level class, which will cover areas such as computer
  programming in multiple languages, logic, flowcharting, number systems, computer architecture.
  Basic programming constructs such as looping, recursion, inheritance, and the Object Oriented
  Design approach will be taught. This is an excellent preparation course for those considering
  taking AP Computer Science.
  P-Computer Science A (AP)                                                                   11,12
  Prerequisite: Completion of “Introduction to           Meets the requirement:
  Computer Science” with “B” or better or passing        Elective only, meets Area G of A-G for CSU and UC
  two semesters of Algebra 2 with “B” or better.
  Final placement is done on a space available basis.
  This year long course covers the first semester of a traditional college level Computer Science
  course. Topics covered are prescribed by the College Entrance Examination Board and will
  include items such as Program & Class Design, Object-Oriented Methodology, Programming
  Constructs, Data Structures, and Standard Algorithms. Students who successfully complete this
  course will be ready to take the national Advanced Placement Exam in May. The difficulty
  level of this course is equivalent to a college course. The use of a computer at home is required
  for this course. Students may choose to repeat this course to take the Computer Science AB
  exam which tests mastery of the second semester of traditional college level course. All students
  in an AP course are expected to take the exam in May.

Department                                                                                         Science
P-Integrated Science 1 (IS 1)                                                                        9,10,11
Prerequisite: None                                       Meets the requirement:
                                                         HS Graduation, meets Area G of A-G for CSU and UC
IS1 is a year long course which meets either the physical or biological district science requirement.
This introductory course integrates the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth
science in a hands-on curriculum. While learning scientific principles, students are responsible for
identifying problems, formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting laboratory experiments,
preparing data tables, graphing, collecting and interpreting data, and communicating the results of
their work.
P-Integrated Science (Sheltered)                                                           9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                         Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for
                                                             course offerings designed for English Language
                                                             Learners (Pages 13-15).



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P-Biology                                                                                                  10
None                                                   Meets the requirement:
                                                       HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
This laboratory science course is devoted to the study of life processes and the interrelationships
that exist among all living organisms and their environment. Content includes inquiry, evolution,
reproduction, genetics, cell physiology, growth, energy transformations, classification, and
molecular biology. The teaching and learning of biological concepts involves the completion of
laboratory experiments, lecture/discussions, videos, projects, and reading assignments. Biology is
an essential component of a student’s four-year science program.
P-Biology (Sheltered)                                                                               10
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                   Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                       offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                       (Pages 13-15).
P-Biology (AP) (2 periods required)                                                                        12
Prerequisite: Completion of Biology and Chemistry.     Meets the requirement:
Final placement is done on a space available basis.    HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
AP Biology is a college-level course designed to be the equivalent of a General Biology course
taken in the first year of college. Topics covered include biochemistry, cells, photosynthesis,
respiration, heredity, molecular genetics, evolution, diversity of life, plant and animal form and
function, and ecology. The course differs significantly with respect to the college textbook used,
the range and depth of topics covered, the type of laboratory work done, and the amount of time
and effort required of students. AP Biology is designed to be taken by students after the successful
completion of biology and chemistry. This course will prepare students to take the Advanced
Placement Biology examination. All students in an AP course are expected to take the exam in
May.
P-Chemistry                                                                                     11, 12
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 or    Meets the requirement:
completion of Algebra two with “C” or better           HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
Chemistry is an experimental science concerned with discovering the fundamental nature of
matter. The course is designed to prepare the student for entrance into the first year college
chemistry. This is a laboratory science course based on experiment and observation that stresses
the understanding of the basic theoretical concepts of chemistry. The major emphasis is on the
study of the chemistry of elements, salts, acids and bases and other non-living substances. The
course is quantitative in nature, and therefore requires strong math skills.
P-Chemistry (AP) (2 periods required)                                                            12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2,      Meets the requirement:
completion of chemistry is highly recommended.         HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
Final placement is done on a space available basis.
The AP Chemistry course is equivalent to a freshman college course in General Chemistry. This
course includes the major concepts and principles of chemistry. Laboratory investigations
emphasize basic chemical principles and mathematical relationships. This course prepares the
student to take the College Board Advanced Placement Exam for college credit. It is
recommended that this course follow one year of high school chemistry. Students enrolling in the
course in the spring will receive a summer packet covering basic principles of chemistry. Upon
their return in the fall, the student will be tested on the packet during the first week of class. All
students in an AP course are expected to take the exam in May.




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P-Physics                                                                                            11,12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and     Meets the requirement:
Algebra 1. 9th graders enrolled in Geometry will       HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
also take Physics.
This is a laboratory and college preparatory science course. The course deals with the study of the
physical laws of nature. Students will gain both a mathematical and conceptual understanding of
the basic laws of Physics. It is concerned with mechanics of motion, energy, heat, waves, sound,
light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.
P-Physics (AP) (2 periods required)                                                           11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics and     Meets the requirement:
Algebra . Concurrent enrollment in Math Analysis or    HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
Calculus highly recommended. Final placement is
done on a space available basis.
This is a college level physics course for students planning careers in the science, mathematics and
engineering areas. This is a two period class with lecture and laboratory. Topics will be covered in
greater depth and with a higher level of mathematics sophistication. Concurrent enrollment in
Calculus or Math Analysis is strongly recommended. This course prepares the student to take the
College Board Advanced Placement Exam for college credit. All students in an AP course are
expected to take the exam in May.
P-Physiology                                                                                      12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology,        Meets the requirement:
completion of one year of chemistry highly             HS Graduation, meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
recommended.
This course is an advanced laboratory and college preparatory elective for students interested in
biological science. It is recommended for students planning careers in pharmacy, dentistry,
nursing, medicine, veterinary medicine, physical education, or other health-related fields. Animal
dissection is a crucial part of the course

 Department                                                                           Social Science
 P-World History                                                                                         10
 Prerequisite: None                                    Meets the requirement:
                                                       HS Graduation, meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
 This course studies World History from the time of the French Revolution (1700s) and will
 continue into the Modern World while exploring global issues and change. Focusing on an
 historical content, this course will also include geography and a look at people, places and
 culture. We will study how people are influenced by their environment and the major change
 that occurs as a result. This class will study the cause and effect relationship between: The
 Ancient World and the basis of democracy (review), The Enlightenment and Democratic
 Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and Colonialism Imperialism and World War I, World
 War I and World War II, World War II and the Present day World.
 P-World History (Sheltered)                                                                   10,11
 Prerequisite: Limited English Status                 Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                      offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                      (Pages 13-15).




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P-World History (AP)                                                                                   10
Prerequisite: Advanced performance on California        Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST) in English and Social Studies),    HS Graduation, meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
Grades, and/or teacher recommendation. Final
placement is done on a space available basis.
This course aims to survey World History from the beginnings of civilization to the present at a
college freshmen level. Hence, it will require extra work and commitment from all students.
The course is broken into five chronological units; each unit focuses on all the major regions of
the world (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Americas). The main objective of the course will
be to increase critical thinking and analytical skills, and to prepare for the Advanced Placement
Exam (which is mandatory). It is the requirement of EVHS that all students, once enrolled in an
AP course, must remain in that course for the entire year. All students in an AP course are
expected to take the exam in May.

P-United States History                                                                                 11
Prerequisite:                                           Meets the requirement:
                                                        HS Graduation, meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
In this course, students concentrate on the history of the United States in the twentieth century.
The year begins with a review of U.S. History prior to the 20th Century, and will focus
primarily on: America at the turn of the Century, United States as a world power, the 1920’s, the
Great Depression and New Deal, United States in World War II and the post war period, U.S.
foreign policy since World War II, the Civil Rights movement, and the United States in
contemporary society. The main objective of the course will be to increase critical thinking
skills and analytical skills.
P-United States History (Sheltered)                                                              11
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                        Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for
                                                            course offerings designed for English Language
                                                            Learners (Pages 13-15).
P-United States History and Politics (AP)                                                              11
Prerequisite: Advanced performance on California        Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST) in English and Social Studies),    HS Graduation, meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
Grades, and/or teacher recommendation. Final
placement is done on a space available basis.
This freshmen college-level course aims to survey US History from its inception to the present.
The course will focus on the major events that have defined the American experience, from a
political, social, or economic standpoint. One of the main objectives of the course will be to
increase your critical thinking skills, through intense reading and writing, in preparation for the
College Board Advanced Placement Exam in spring. It is the requirement of EVHS that all
students, once enrolled in an AP course, must remain in that course for the entire year. This
class has a lab fee. All students in an AP course are expected to take the exam in May.

P-American Government (1 semester course)                                                              12
Prerequisite: None                                      Meets the requirement:
                                                        HS Graduation, meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
The U.S. Government course is a one-semester course comprised of eight major units focusing
on the national or federal government: Political Theory and Foundations of American
Government, The Presidency, The Congress, The Judiciary, Politics & Elections, Civil Liberties
& Civil Rights, Bureaucracies, and State and Local Government. This course is paired with
economics.



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P-American Government (Sheltered - 1 semester course)                                                        12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                     Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                         offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                         (Pages 13-15).
P-American Government (AP) (1 semester course)                                                               12
Prerequisite: Advanced performance on California         Meets the requirement:
Standards Test (CST) in English and Social Studies),     HS Graduation, meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
Grades, and/or teacher recommendation. Final
placement is done on a space available basis.
The AP U.S. Government course is a one-semester course comprised of seven major units
focusing on the national or federal government: Political Theory and Foundations of American
Government, The Presidency, The Congress, The Judiciary, Politics & Elections, Civil Liberties
& Civil Rights, and Bureaucracies, all of which will be represented on the AP exam in May.
This course is the equivalent of an introductory political science course in American
government found at a college. We want to stress that this course is very difficult and will
require extra work and commitment from all students. It is the requirement of EVHS that all
students, once enrolled in an AP course, must remain in that course. All students in an AP
course are expected to take the exam in May.
P-Economics (1 semester course)                                                              12
Prerequisite: None                                       Meets the requirement:
                                                         HS Graduation, meets Area G of A-G for CSU and UC
This semester course, paired with American Government, is the study of the way individuals
and groups use their limited resources to satisfy their “unlimited” needs. The goal of the course
is to create more informed and analytical consumers.
P-Economics (Sheltered - 1 semester course)                                                     12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status                     Note: See ELL/SDAIE Program pages for course
                                                         offerings designed for English Language Learners
                                                         (Pages 13-15).
P-Psychology                                                                                           11,12
Prerequisite: None                                       Meets the requirement:
                                                         Elective credits, meets Area G of A-G for CSU and UC
This yearlong elective course is an introduction to the study of behavior. Students will be
exposed to questions involving the normal and the abnormal actions of human beings. The
course will make the students aware of several schools of psychology: Freudian, Humanistic,
Behavioral, and others. Students will gain an appreciation for the reasons why humans behave
as they do and why it is difficult to predict how a person will react in a given situation

Department                                                       English Language Development

English Language Development Language Arts 1 (ELD LA 1)                                           9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD            Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English        HS Graduation only, taken in a block with ELD
Language Development Test)                                   Literacy 1
Language Arts 1 is a year-long entry-level course which focuses on the acquisition of fluency in
English through the integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities presented in
thematic units. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD
Reading Improvement 1. Although skills instruction is integrated, this course emphasizes
writing instruction. ELD Language Arts 1 is the first in a series of three courses (ELD LA2 and
ELD LA3) needed to develop English language skills to prepare limited English proficient
students for their mainstream English classes.


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English Language Development Language Arts 2 (ELD LA 2)                                           9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD            Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English        HS Graduation only, taken in a block with ELD
Language Development Test)                                   Literacy 2
In this ELD course the student expands the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
acquired in ELD 1. The course provides a more complex continuum in vocabulary and English
language structures. Adaptive literature and rudimentary paragraph writing are introduced to the
students. Students enrolled in this course are required to take ELD Literacy 2.
P-English Language Development Language Arts 3 (ELD LA 3)                              9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD       Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California           HS Graduation, blocked with ELD Literacy 3; meets
English Language Development Test)                      Area B of A – G for CSU and UC
This is a yearlong course with stress placed upon the ability to communicate accurately and
appropriately in English in a variety of formal and informal situations. It is the third level of
English language development. The student continues to expand listening, speaking, reading,
and writing skills with a greater emphasis on literature and paragraph development. This course
provides an in-depth study of English language structures, vocabulary, multi- cultural literature,
and preparation for the California High School Exit Exam.
P-English 1 (Sheltered)                                                                    9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD       Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California           HS Graduation; meets Area B of A – G for CSU and UC
English Language Development Test)
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached
intermediate fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of English 1.
English Language Development Literacy 1                                              9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD       Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California           HS Graduation only; blocked with ELD LA 1
English Language Development Test)
Reading Improvement 1 is a year-long entry-level course which focuses on the acquisition of
fluency in English through the integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities
presented in thematic units. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently
enrolled in ELD Language Arts 1. Although skills instruction is integrated, this course
emphasizes reading instruction. ELD Literacy 1 is the first in a series of three courses (ELD
Literacy 2 and ELD Literacy 3) needed to develop English language skills to prepare limited
English proficient students for their mainstream classes.
English Language Development Literacy 2                                                  9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD       Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California           HS Graduation only; blocked with ELD LA 2
English Language Development Test)
This reading course supports the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills found in ELD
Language Arts 2. The course continues to develop language through vocabulary expansion and
reading comprehension skills. Recreational reading and content area reading are included.
English Language Development Literacy 3                                                 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD       Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California           HS Graduation only; blocked with ELD LA 3
English Language Development Test)
This reading course supports the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills found in ELD
Language Arts 3. The course continues to develop language through vocabulary expansion and
reading comprehension skills. Recreational reading and content area reading are included.



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P-Algebra 1 (Sheltered)                                                                        9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD        Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English    HS Graduation; meets Area B of A-G for CSU and UC
Language Development Test, ELD level 2 & 3
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELL students who have reached
intermediate fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of Algebra 1.
 P-Integrated Science 1 (Sheltered)                                                   9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD        Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English    HS Graduation; meets Area G of A-G for CSU and UC
Language Development Test, ELD level 2 & 3
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached intermediate
fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of Integrated Science 1.
P-Biology 1 (Sheltered)                                                                 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD        Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English    HS Graduation; meets Area D of A-G for CSU and UC
Language Development Test, ELD level 2 & 3
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached intermediate
fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of Biology.
P-World History (Sheltered)                                                                10
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD        Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English    HS Graduation; meets Area A of A-G for CSU and UC
Language Development Test, ELD level 2 & 3
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached intermediate
fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of World History.
P-United States History (Sheltered)                                                        11
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD        Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English    HS Graduation; meets Area A of A-G for CSU and
Language Development Test, ELD level 2 & 3               UC
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached intermediate
fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of US History.
P-American Government (Sheltered – 1 semester course)                                      11
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD assessment including     Meets the requirement:
CELDT scores (California English Language Development Test, ELD level 2    HS Graduation; meets Area A of
&3                                                                         A-G for CSU and UC
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached intermediate
fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of American Government.
P-Economics (Sheltered – 1 semester course)                                                11
Prerequisite: Limited English Status based on ELD        Meets the requirement:
assessment including CELDT scores (California English    HS Graduation; meets Area G of A-G for CSU and
Language Development Test, ELD level 2 & 3               UC
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) offers core curriculum made
comprehensible through a variety of techniques for ELD students who have reached intermediate
fluency in English. This course mirrors the content and standards of Economics.



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Department                                                                        Physical Education
NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2011, 9th graders must pass the state fitness test or
continue to be enrolled in PE each year.

Adaptive PE                                                                                             9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Doctor’s Recommendation                      Meets the requirement:
                                                           HS Graduation only
This course is designed for students not able to participate in regular physical education program
because of a physical disability, but who would benefit from a modified program.
Physical Education Course 1                                                                       9
Prerequisite: Required for all 9th graders                 Meets the requirement:
                                                           HS Graduation only
This course provides the first-year core curriculum for all students to demonstrate proficient
movement skills in aquatics, dance/rhythms, individual and dual activities. Students will
demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies
needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Physical Education: Course 2                                                                                      10
Prerequisite: Completion of Course 1                       Meets the requirement:
                                                           HS Graduation only
This course provides the second-year core curriculum for all students to demonstrate proficient
movement skills in combatives, gymnastics/tumbling, and team activities. Students will achieve
a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness
concepts, principles, and strategies. Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological and
sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of
physical activity.
Physical Education: Course 3 – Weight Training and Fitness                               11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of courses 1 and 2,               Elective credit only
passing state mandated fitness test
Students will demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and
strategies needed for weight training and fitness. Students will achieve a level of physical fitness
for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and
strategies.
Physical Education: Course 3 –Individual and Dual Activities                                   11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of courses 1 and 2,               Elective credit only
passing state mandated fitness test
Students will demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and
strategies needed for team activities such as, Project Adventure, Paddle Tennis and Badminton.
Students will achieve a level of skill in each of the activities while demonstrating knowledge of
offensive and defensive and transition strategies. Students will explain and apply the skill-
related components of balance, reaction time, agility, coordination, explosive power, and speed
that enhance performance levels in the above activities. Students will demonstrate knowledge of
good sportsmanship as they are related to Individual and Dual activities.
                          Additional requirements for Physical Education Courses:
                                            Required Uniform:
The following gym clothing and tennis shoes are required of all students in Physical Education classes: black shorts
and T-shirt with an Evergreen Valley High School Physical Education logo (purchased through the Physical
Education Department), socks, and athletic shoes. Sweat suits are optional and must be plain white, gray, black, or
teal. All gym clothing should be visible marked with the student’s name. Gym clothing should be laundered each
weekend. Each student is issued a locker with a combination lock that must be purchased from the PE Department
and the student is responsible for the security of his/her own clothing. Swimsuits will be required during the swim
portion of the unit.


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Department                                                                   World Languages

P-French 1                                                                                                9,10
Prerequisite: None                                      Meets the requirement:
                                                        One year of language meets the high school graduation
                                                        requirement, meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
The first level of the French language class gives students the opportunity to listen, speak, read
and write in French. Instruction emphasizes accurate pronunciation and fluency and seeks to
develop basic survival skills through the study of grammatical structures, usage forms and
vocabulary necessary for elementary communication. The culture of the Francophone world is
taught in context so that beginning students may communicate appropriately with native speakers
and understand the history that shaped French speaking countries.
P-French 2                                                                                     10,11
Prerequisite: Two semesters of French 1 with a grade    Meets the requirement:
of “C” or better or placement test                      One year of language meets the high school graduation
                                                        requirement, meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This second level of the French language is the second year of the traditional college preparatory
sequence. The course begins with a systematic review of the material presented in Level 1. The
subsequent units spiral upwards, building and expanding on mastered concepts and vocabulary to
increase communicative ability and proficiency in the skills of reading, writing, listening and
speaking. The cultures of the Francophone world are embedded in each unit.
P-French 3                                                                                    11,12
Prerequisite: Two semesters of French 2 with a          Meets the requirement:
grade of “C” or better or placement test                Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This is an advanced course in French. Its goal is proficiency in all four of the skills areas:
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing and this is achieved by conversations, role-plays, and
literary readings, which emphasize the historical and contemporary contexts of the culture.
French 3 includes a systematic review of previously covered material as well as the introduction
of new material. Ability to express oneself both orally and in writing is the primary goal of the
activities of French 3.

P-French 4                                                                                                  12
Prerequisite: Two semesters of French 3 with a grade    Meets the requirement:
of “C” or better or placement test.                     Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This is an advanced course in French. Its goal is proficiency in all four of the skills areas;
listening, speaking, reading, and writing and this is achieved by conversations, role-play, and
literary readings, which emphasize the historical and contemporary contexts of the culture.
French 4 includes a systematic review of all previously covered material as well as the
introduction of new material. Ability to express oneself both orally and in writing is the primary
goal of the activities of French 4.
P-Spanish 1                                                                                     9,10
Prerequisite:                                           Meets the requirement:
                                                        One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                        Graduation, meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
The first level of the Spanish language class gives students, with no previous experience in the
language, the opportunity to listen, speak, read and write in Spanish. Instruction emphasizes
accurate pronunciation and fluency and seeks to develop basic survival skills through the study
of grammatical structures, usage of forms and vocabulary necessary for elementary
communication. The culture of the Spanish-speaking world is taught in content so that the
beginning students may communicate appropriately with native speakers and understand a little
of the history that has shaped the Spanish–Speaking world.

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P-Spanish 2                                                                                               10,11
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Spanish 1 with a grade    Meets the requirement:
of “C” or better or placement test                       Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This second level of the Spanish language is the second year of the traditional college
preparatory sequence. The course begins with a systematic review of the material presented in
Level 1. The subsequent units spiral upwards building and expanding on mastered concepts and
vocabulary to increase communicative ability and proficiency in the skills of reading, writing,
listening and speaking. The study of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world are embedded in
each unit.
P-Spanish 3                                                                                  11,12
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Spanish 2 with a grade    Meets the requirement:
of “C” or better or placement test                       Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This is an advanced course, which expands on previously learned concepts focusing in listening,
speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Previously learned material is continuously
reviewed, and new material is regularly introduced to expand your knowledge of vocabulary,
grammar concepts, and literary selections. The use of audio, video, internet, printed materials
and various classroom activities such as conversations and role plays aid the student to become
proficient in the language and knowledgeable about the diversity within the Hispanic cultures.
P-Spanish 4                                                                                     12
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Spanish 3 with a grade    Meets the requirement:
of “C” or better or placement test                       Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This is an advanced course in Spanish. Its goal is proficiency in all four of the skills areas;
listening, speaking, reading, and writing and this is achieved by conversations, role-plays, and
literary readings, which emphasize the historical and contemporary contexts of the culture.
Spanish 4 includes a systematic review of all previously covered material as well as the
introduction of new material. Ability to express oneself both orally and in writing is the primary
goal of the activities of Spanish 4.

P-Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1                                                                           9,10
Prerequisite: The ability to communicate orally in       Meets the requirement:
Spanish or placement test                                One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                         Graduation, meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
This is class designed specially for students who have grown up exposed to the Spanish language
and can communicate orally. No formal reading or writing in Spanish is required. The goal of
the class is to improve students’ oral communication while developing reading and writing skills.
A strong emphasis is placed in the study of history and traditions of Latin American countries
through cultural projects. Si puedes leer esto, esta clase es para ti.
P-Spanish Language (AP)                                                                      10,11
Prerequisite: Successful completion of either            Meets the requirement:
Spanish for Spanish Speakers level 1 or Spanish 3        Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
with a minimum grade of “C” or higher or
placement test
This is an advanced class intended for students who have a level of proficiency in all four
language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This class provides students with the
opportunity to further develop those skills as well as their cultural proficiency of Spanish-
speaking countries. Students in this class prepare to take the Advance Placement test in Spanish
Language in May. Please visit http://apcentral.collegeboard.com on the Web for a detailed
description of the course.




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P-Spanish Literature (AP)                                                                             11,12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish       Meets the requirement:
Language (AP) with a grade of “ C” or better both    Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
semesters
This is a literature survey class that acquaints students with significant works that have become
sources for literature and art worldwide. Students will further the writing and analytical skills
acquired in previous levels to prepare them to take the Advance Placement test in Spanish
Literature in May. Please visit http://apcentral.collegeboard.com on the Web for a detail
description of the course.
P-Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers 1                                                          9,10
Prerequisite: Students should have Vietnamese as their         Meets the requirement:
primary language or placement test.                            One year of fine art or foreign language
                                                               needed for HS Graduation, meets Area E of
                                                               A-G for CSU and UC
Students will demonstrate an increase in writing skills, reading comprehension skills, and oral/listening
skills by gaining vocabulary development as well as learning more about the parts of speech in
Vietnamese syntax. In addition, the students will learn more about Vietnamese culture such as customs,
history, and geography.
P-Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers 2                                                                10,11
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Vietnamese    Meets the requirement:
for Vietnamese Speakers 1 with a “C “or better or    Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
placement test.
Through learning in depth about Vietnamese syntax, writing compositions, and critical thinking,
the students will continuously develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Students will learn to look upon Vietnamese as not only a language spoken at home but also as
an invaluable aid in job placement

P-Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers 3                                                                11,12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Vietnamese for           Meets the requirement:
Vietnamese Speakers 2 with a “C” or better or placement         Meets Area E of A-G for CSU and UC
test.
This is an advanced course, which expands on previously learned concepts focusing in listening,
speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Previously learned material is continuously
reviewed, and new material is regularly introduced to expand your knowledge of vocabulary,
grammar concepts, and literary selections. The use of audio, video, internet, printed materials
and various classroom activities such as conversations and role plays aid the student to become
proficient in the language and knowledgeable about the diversity within the Vietnamese culture.

Department                                                          Visual and Performing Arts
                                             Visual Arts
P-Art 1                                                                                          9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None                                   Meets the requirement:
                                                     One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                     Graduation; Meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
Art 1 is a basic course for students of all levels of art ability. Its aim is to help students become
aware of the many forms art takes and to explore some of these areas for both production and
appreciation. Students will learn to paint, draw, and sculpt in a variety of mediums. Emphasis
will also be placed on the study of important artists, art history, and the fundamentals of design.
Art 1 is a prerequisite for Drawing and Painting, Sculpture and Crafts. Lab fees.


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P-Photography                                                                                         11,12
Prerequisite: None                                   Meets the requirement:
                                                     One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                     Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This is a basic course in photography. Students will learn to use a 35-mm camera, and learn
black and white photography processes such as film developing, printmaking and special effects.
They will learn lighting techniques and the basics of studio photography. Digital photography is
explored within this course. This course also covers the history of photography, critique, and
print presentation. Lab fees.
P-Drawing and Painting                                                                        11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 1 and/or teacher     Meets the requirement:
recommendation                                       Elective; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This course is designed for students to continue their art education in creative drawing and
painting. Media covered are oil, acrylics, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink, pastels, scratchboard,
printmaking, and mixed media. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook of assignments.
Students will also learn about and experiment with different painting styles such as realism,
impressionism and abstraction. Students will create several art projects utilizing digital sources.
Lab fees

                                         Performing Arts
P-Choir 1                                                                                       9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None                                   Meets the requirement:
                                                     One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                     Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This course is a performance-based course for all voices; soprano, alto tenor, and bass. This class
is an entry-level course designed for the beginning singer or for the student who desires to learn
about singing. Choir 1 is designed to teach students the elements of proper vocal technique,
reading music, and melody and harmony through singing music from a variety of eras. There are
performances both on campus as well as off-campus throughout the school year.

P-Choir 2-4                                                                                       10,11,12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Choir 1 or    Meets the requirement:
audition or teacher approval                         One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                     Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This course is a performance-based course for all voices: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, and has
performances both on campus as well as off-campus. This class is designed for the continuing
singer to develop more advanced vocal technique as well as advanced music reading and
notating.
P-Drama 1                                                                               9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None                                   Meets the requirement:
                                                     One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                     Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
Students learn the basics of dramatic performance and literature and are exposed to aspects of
technical theatre. Students also receive introductory instruction and practice in technical theatre
topics including stage scenery and property design and construction, costuming and makeup, and
lighting and sound design. In Drama I, students complete a variety of performance pieces that
meet performance criteria and written assignments that demonstrate practical and critical
thinking skills.




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P-Drama 2 - 4                                                                                        10,11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of Drama 1, audition or       Meets the requirement:
teacher recommendation.                                Meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
Drama 2-4 is offered to students interested in mastering the performance skills presented in
Drama 1. Students will participate in scene and monologue study of an advanced nature,
including classical and period pieces. Students explore advanced acting and vocal projects,
including dialect training. Student actors make acting choices using script analysis, character
research, reflection, and revision to create characters and effectively portray their roles.
P-Advanced Band 1 (Concert Band)                                                                                 9
Prerequisite: Prior experience on a wind               Meets the requirement:
instrument.                                            One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                       Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This course is predominately for incoming 9th graders but current students who are new to band
at EVHS are welcome as well. The course is a performance-based class, with performances both
within the class and out. It is for woodwind and brass players only. Many activities include:
EVHS Marching Band, concerts, festivals, solos, and ensembles.

P-Advanced Band 2 –4 (Symphonic Band)                                                                10,11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Band 1 or             Meets the requirement:
audition. Wind Ensemble is by audition only.               One year of fine art or foreign language needed for
Note: Special sections of Adv. Band 2 – 4 include          HS Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and
instruction for Wind Ensemble and percussion               CSU
Symphonic Band is the second level of achievement in the Advanced Band Program. This
section is for wind players only. This is a performance-based class with performances both
within the class and out. It is for woodwind and brass players only. Many activities include:
EVHS Marching Band, concerts, festivals, solos, and ensembles.

Special Section (Wind Ensemble) - is the most advanced level of achievement in the Advanced
Band Program. This section is for wind players only. This is a performance-based class with
performances both within the class and out. It is for woodwind and brass players only. Many
activities include: EVHS Marching Band, concerts, festivals, solos, and ensembles.
P-Guitar 1                                                                             9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Students will furnish 6-string guitar    Meets the requirement:
                                                       One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                       Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This course is designed for the beginning guitar player and offers beginning instruction on an
acoustic guitar. Students learn basic chords, music notation and strumming techniques.
Traditional and contemporary music will be studied. This course is open to any interested
student. Previous musical background is not required. Students must furnish their own six-
string acoustic guitar.
P-Guitar 2-4                                                                              10,11,12
Prerequisite: Completion of Guitar 1 with “C” or       Meets the requirement:
better or audition.                                    One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                       Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This course is designed for the more advanced guitar player and offers continuing instruction on
an acoustic guitar. Traditional and contemporary music will be studied. This course is open to
any interested student. Students must furnish their own six-string acoustic guitar.




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P-Music Appreciation                                                                                9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None                                       Meets the requirement:
                                                         One year of fine art or foreign language needed for HS
                                                         Graduation; meets Area F of A-G for UC and CSU
This is a non-performance based course. Open to all grades. This class will explore the elements
of music as they are used in a variety of musical styles - historical and contemporary. Students
will develop an understanding of the nature and structure of music as well as its expressive
qualities. The course includes tapes, C.D.'s, films, concerts, lectures and live performances by
guest artists. Students will learn to value, understand and appreciate all types of music.

Department                                                                                          Business
Computer Applications                                                                               9,10,11,12
Prerequisites: None                                      Meets the requirement:
                                                         HS Graduation only
This course will cover selected computer software programs, which are most prevalently used in
business and industry today. Main emphasis will be on Data Bases, Spreadsheets, and some
aspects of Desk Top Publishing. Concepts covered are: Data Base Structures, Creating Reports,
Mailing Labels, Designing Data Bases, Designing Spreadsheets, Working with Formulas,
Performing “What If” Analysis, and Page Makeup Procedures.
Introduction to Business                                                             9,10,11,12
Prerequisites: None                                      Meets the requirement:
                                                         HS Graduation only
This course helps the students learn about the business world for their own personal and
professional use. Students will learn to write checks, to understand banking, to use credit wisely
and to manage money. They will also learn about auto insurance, investments, and filing income
tax returns. This course also introduces other business courses such as: Accounting, Business
Law, Shorthand and Recordkeeping.
Accounting                                                                                    11,12
Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in    Meets the requirement:
Algebra 1                                                HS Graduation only
This course prepares students for entry-level employment and college-level accounting by
instructing them in the proper procedures for maintaining the financial records of a business.
Course topics include basic accounting principles, journals, ledgers, financial statements, payroll
and checking. This course should not be taken concurrently with Recordkeeping.

Department                                                                             Additional Electives
Early Childhood Education Lab                                                                        11,12
Prerequisites: Completion of Early Childhood             Meets the requirement:
Education                                                HS Graduation only
This course is a hands-on laboratory experience designed to focus on the physical, emotional,
social, and cognitive development of the young child. Includes program development to support
best practices for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, child guidance and supervision, observation
and evaluation of young children, and health and safety standards as they relate to early
childhood programs.




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Yearbook                                                                                  9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Teacher approval                          Meets the requirement:
                                                        HS Graduation only
Through this course, students will design and produce the school yearbook. Major work includes
the involvement in editing, reporting, public relations, photography, publishing, art layout design
and advertising. Responsibility, meeting dead- lines and fulfilling assignments are major
considerations for student evaluation. Yearbook DOES NOT satisfy the Fine Arts entrance
requirement for the California colleges. Yearbook does NOT satisfy the East Side Union High
School District's Fine Arts graduation requirement.
Work Experience Program (WEEP)                                                                11,12
Prerequisite: Must be employed and have a valid work    Meets the requirement:
permit                                                  HS Graduation only
Work Experience Education (WEEP), a four-semester course, is designed to give students a
realistic view of the demands of the working world. The business and industrial community
provides the classroom for instruction. Professional men and women serve as role models and
instructors in helping students adjust and learn from their experiences on the job. Entry-level
jobs can help promote student responsibility, self-esteem, skill training, character-building traits,
desirable work habits, economic/social awareness and characteristics necessary to succeed in our
economy. Work Experience Education is an elective program, which provides students the
opportunity to gain on-the-job practical learning experiences and skill training. Part of the
student's day is spent in class and part of the day on the job. A maximum of 40 units may be
earned towards graduation.
Health Science                                                                                      9
Prerequisite: None                                      Meets the requirement:
                                                        HS Graduation only
The health instructional area consists of instruction concerning important health problems.
Teaching units will cover nutrition and positive mental health, the dangers of smoking, alcohol
and drug abuse, the problems of obesity and declining fitness, sexually transmitted diseases and
AIDS. Students also learn about decision making and making healthy choices throughout their
lifetimes.
Leadership                                                                              9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Interview/teacher approval                Meets the requirement:
                                                        HS Graduation only
This course is designed for the motivated student who holds a position of leadership or aspires to
hold a leadership position. Important skills introduced in leadership will include, but not be
limited to: running effective meetings, priority and goal setting, speaking/listening skills,
fundraising, organization, and time management. It will also include actual hands on
experiences with student activities of many kinds; e.g., athletic events, rallies, assemblies,
dances, banquets, and more. Extra curricular activities are a mandatory part of this class.
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Central County Occupational Center                                                              11,12
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CCOC: (11 – 12 only) Students who intend to enroll in CCOC must select a regular 6
period day and turn in an enrollment card to the counseling office. CCOC cards are
available in the counseling office. Once accepted, the schedule is adjusted.
Prerequisite: Fill out CCOC enrollment card; Special Education    Meets the requirement:
students must have a petition on file                             HS Graduation only
CCOC, (Central County Occupational Center) is a program offered for a few students at EVHS
who are interested in pursuing a vocational program while in high school. Students study three
core classes here at EVHS, and then take a school bus to the Metro Ed campus at 760 Hillsdale
Avenue. There they study one vocational subject for 2.5 hours, and return to EVHS by bus. The
class at CCOC counts as three elective courses, for a total of 15 high school credits per semester.
Some CCOC classes concurrently earn community college credits.

Department                                                                          Special Education
Basic English                                                                               9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP                                  Meets the requirement:
                                                           HS Graduation only
This course is designed for students with either auditory or visual processing problems who
would be successful in a small group setting. The course will discuss and focus on Vocabulary
development, Reading Comprehension, Literary Analysis, and Writing. SDC and RSP students
are required to read a novels and complete activities similar to mainstream English classes.
Basic CAHSEE Math                                                                       9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP                                   Meets the requirement:
                                                            HS Graduation only
This course is designed for SDC and RSP students to reinforce the basic math skills which are
important domains of the CAHSEE and to help prepare students for the exit exam.
Basic Algebra                                                                         9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP                                  Meets the requirement:
                                                           HS Graduation only
This course is designed to be taken for two years to cover the California state standards in
Algebra curriculum at a slower pace. This course covers both the Pre-Algebra and Algebra
concepts. Some students will take this in preparation for mainstream Algebra 1.

Basic Integrated Science                                                                    9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP                                  Meets the requirement:
                                                           HS Graduation only
This course is designed for two years for SDC students, and one year for RSP students whose
IEP states that they need a Basic Science. This course is designed to discuss the Basic concepts
in Physics, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology.
Basic Biology                                                                         9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP, must have passed                HS Graduation only
P-Integrated Science or Basic Integrated Science.
This course is designed to discuss Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology.
Basic World History                                                                              9,10
Prerequisite: Current IEP, 9th and 10th (SDC) or 10th      HS Graduation only
(RSP)
This course is designed over two years for the SDC students and one year for RSP students to
spread the curriculum for two years. This class discusses the facts, people, and events that
happened and changed the history of the world. This course is designed to discuss the facts,
people, and events that happened and changed the history of the world
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Basic United States History                                                              9,10,11,12
                             th
Prerequisite: Current IEP, 11 grade                      HS Graduation only
The US History course will follow the curriculum standards mandated by the state. This
includes obtaining knowledge of US culture, government and geography.
Basic American Government (1 semester)                                              9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP, 12th grade                    HS Graduation only
This course is designed for one semester to pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of
American government, systems of government in the world today and analyze the life and
changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the
legislative, executive and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing
the relationship among federal, state and local governments.
Basic Economics (1 semester)                                                               9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP, 12TH grade                    HS Graduation only
This course is a state required course that allows students to examine and understand the events
and forces that have influenced the world economy.
Basic Reading                                                                           9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP; Required for 9th grade        HS Graduation only
SDC students. Others take it per the IEP
This course is designed for students who need to improve their reading skills. The focus of this
class is pronunciation, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension.
Basic Study Skills                                                                     9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Current IEP, RSP student’s IEP states HS Graduation only
that Study Skills Class is needed
This course is designed to support RSP students in their mainstream classes especially if their
accommodation is “to have extra time to finish work or tests”. They can bring their homework,
assignment, and even quizzes in this class to acquire more time to finish work.
Basic Career Planning                                                                        9
Prerequisite: Current IEP                                HS Graduation only
This course is designed to help students in their transition from Secondary to Post-secondary
settings. This course will guide students to the possible Careers they can take either after high
School or after College. This will also prepare them to be productive workers in the future.




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