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									    GRHS
  2010-2011
  COURSE
DESCRIPTION
   BOOK
                           TABLE OF CONTENTS



GENERAL INFORMATION-------------------------------------------------              2-12

ART------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13-15

BUSINESS EDUCATION----------------------------------------------------            16-19

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE-----------------------------------                    20-21

FOREIGN LANGUAGE------------------------------------------------------- 22-23

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY----------------------------------------------               24-29

LANGUAGE ARTS------------------------------------------------------------ 30-33

MATH---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 34-37

MISCELLANEOUS--------------------------------------------------------------38-39

MUSIC/PERFORMING ARTS-----------------------------------------------              40-44

PHYSICAL EDUCATION---------------------------------------------------- 45-46

SCIENCE------------------------------------------------------------------------   47-50

SOCIAL STUDIES------------------------------------------------------------- 51-54




                                           2
                                     REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULING

All students will register for courses during the spring of each year. The master schedule is built on the basis of
student registration requests, as well as, teacher and administrative input.

Budgets are developed and books are ordered on the basis of the master schedule and student enrollment number;
therefore, changes in individual schedules are discouraged because they become a hardship on the students,
teachers and administrators.


                                           Green River High School
                                               Four-Year Plan
         Student Name ______________________________ Class of ___________

                   The sequence of required courses has been outlined below as a guide.

           Grade 9                            Credit   Grade 10                              Credit
           1. Freshman English                1        1. Sophomore English                  1
           2. Physical Science                1        2. Biology                            1
           3. World Geog/Economics            1        3. World History/ Health              1
           4. Algebra or Geometry             1        4. Algebra or Geometry Equiv.         1
           Equiv.
           5. PE Elective (taken anytime      1        5.
           from 9-12)
           6.                                          6.
           7.                                          7.



           Grade 11                           Credit   Grade 12                              Credit
           1. English Elective                1        1. English Elective                   1
           2. United States History           1        2. Senior Government                  .5
           3. Math Elective                   1        3
           4. Science Elective                1        4.
           5.                                          5.
           6.                                          6.
           7.                                          7.




                                                        3
                                    Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements below, a student must successfully demonstrate proficiency in the
required uniform student content and performance standards as described in the Sweetwater County
School District No. 2 Body of Evidence and in Chapter 31 of the Wyoming State Rules and Regulations.

Department                       Description                                   Credit Requirement


Language Arts                    Freshman English                                     1.00
Language Arts                    Sophomore English                                    1.00
Language Arts                    English Elective                                     2.00
Math                             Algebra I or Algebra I-A and Algebra I-B             1.00
Math                             Geometry Formal or Geometry Informal                 1.00
Math                             Math Elective                                        1.00
Physical Education               Health                                               0.50
Physical Education               PE Elective                                          1.00
Science                          Physical Science                                     1.00
Science                          Biology                                              1.00
Science                          Science Elective                                     1.00
Social Studies                   Economics/World Geography                            1.00
Social Studies                   World History                                        0.50
Social Studies                   United States History                                1.00
Social Studies                   Senior Government                                    0.50
General Electives                General Electives                                    9.50

                                                                      TOTAL:         24.00




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                         Green River High School Standards Requirements for Graduation
                      Wyoming Department of Education Chapter 31. Graduation Requirements
                                              Transcript Endorsement
Evidence of proficient performance, at a minimum, on the uniform student content and performance standards for the
common core of knowledge and skills specified under section 8 of this chapter. A high school diploma shall provide
for one of the following endorsements, which shall be stated on the transcript of each student.

Advanced endorsement requires a student to demonstrate advanced performance in a majority of the areas of the
specified common core of knowledge and skills and proficient performance in the remaining areas of the specified
common core of knowledge and skills, which include: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health,
physical education, foreign language, fine and performing arts, and career/vocational education, as defined by the
uniform student content performance standards.
 (5 Content Areas Standards Advanced Proficient and 4 Content Areas Standards Proficient)

Comprehensive endorsement requires a student to demonstrate proficient performance in all areas of the common
core of knowledge and skills, which include: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical
education, foreign language, fine and performing arts, and career/vocational education, as defined by the uniform
student content and performance standards.
(9 Content Areas Standards Proficient)

General endorsement requires a student to demonstrate proficient performance in a majority of the areas of the
common core of knowledge and skills, which include, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health,
physical education, foreign language, fine and performing arts, and career/vocational education, as defined by the
uniform student content and performance standards.
(5 Content Areas Standards Proficient of the 9 Content Area Standards)

                                          WYOMING STATE STANDARDS

CAREER /VOCATIONAL                                               PHYSICAL FITNESS
1. Resources                                                     1. Movement
2. Interpersonal skills                                          2. Fitness
3. Information                                                   3. Personal and social behavior
4. Systems
5. Technology                                                    SCIENCE
6. Career                                                        1. Concepts and processes
                                                                 2. Science as inquiry
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS                                         3. History and nature of science in personal and
1. Creative expression through production                           social decisions
2. Aesthetic perception
3. Historical and cultural context                               SOCIAL STUDIES
4. Applications to life                                          1. Citizenship, government and democracy
                                                                 2. Culture and cultural diversity
FOREIGN LANGUAGE                                                 3. Production, distribution and consumption
1. Communication                                                 4. Time, continuity, and change
2. Culture                                                       5. People, places and environments

HEALTH
1. Health promotion and disease prevention
2. Accessing health information, products, and
   services
3. Self-management
4. Influence of culture, media, and technology
5. Interpersonal communication
6. Goal-setting and decision making skills
7. Advocating for health

LANGUAGE ARTS
1. Reading
2. Writing
3. Speaking & listening

MATHEMATICS
1. Number operations and concepts
2. Geometry
3. Measurement
4. Algebraic concepts and relationships
5. Data analysis and probability

                                                           5
                       Hathaway Scholarship Levels and Eligibility Requirements
Scholarship                  Provisional                          Opportunity • Performance • Honors
                                                         (May be used for a certificate or degree at a Wyoming community college or
Level                        Opportunity                             a degree program at the University of Wyoming)
                               (Students must
                             begin at a Wyoming
                             community college)
  Merit Award
Amount (for full-time
   enrollment of 12            $800/semester                    $800/semester                    $1200/semester              $1600/semester
  hours or more per
semester; awards are
pro-rated for students
attending part-time of
     6-11 hours)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum High
    School GPA                        2.50                             2.50                              3.00                        3.50
     (cumulative)*
• Minimum GED                         500                              500                               540                         575
   • Minimum ACT
  score (composite            17 or WorkKeys                            19                                21                          25
   score, does not              score of 12
   include writing                 points
       section)
                                  Equal to                                                                                        Equal to
    • High School            requirements set            Equal to requirements set                   Equal to               requirements set
      Curriculum             by the Wyoming                  by the Wyoming                    requirements set by           by the Wyoming
                              Department of              Department of Education                  the Wyoming                 Department of
                                Education                 (Success Curriculum)                    Department of                  Education
                                 (Success                                                      Education (Success                (Success
                               Curriculum)                                                         Curriculum)                  Curriculum)
                              Equivalent of 4            Equivalent of 8 full-time             Equivalent of 8 full-        Equivalent of 8
 Length of Award                  full-time             semesters; no more than 4              time semesters; no           full-time
                            semesters with the            may be used at a WY                  more than 4 may be           semesters; no
                                option of 4                community college                      used at a WY              more than 4 may
                                additional                                                      community college           be used at a WY
                                semesters                                                                                   community
                                                                                                                            college
*There is no high school GPA requirement for home-based education programs or for students who receive a GED. Students
who receive a home-based education must submit to their post-secondary institution a list of classes they successfully
completed and their ACT or WorkKeys score. Students who complete high school through a GED must submit to their post-
secondary institution their GED score and their ACT or WorkKeys score.
Continued Eligibility Requirements
              Provisional     Opportunity                                                      Performance                  Honors
              Opportunity*
• Minimum                              2.25                              2.25                            2.50                        2.50
College GPA
(cumulative)
• Enrollment Status         Enrolled for minimum                           Enrolled for
                                                            Enrolled for minimum of            Enrolled for
                            of two semesters per                         minimum of two
                                                              two semesters per               minimum of two
                                academic year                            semesters per
                                                                academic year                 semesters per
                                                                         academic year        academic year
• Evidence of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as measured by the completion of the minimum number of
semester hours.
*May be extended based on eligibility requirements and pursuit of an additional certificate or degree up to four(4) additional full-time
semesters.



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           Hathaway Success Curriculum –Foreign Language Requirements
                                      Foreign Language                                                Foreign Language
 Hathaway                                   Phase-In                                              Graduating Class of 2010-11
Scholarship                                  2009‐10
                                         Graduating Class
                                                                                                        And Thereafter

  Honors or                                                                    TWO sequenced years of the same foreign language which:

 Performance            One year of foreign language which must be
                                                                                    Need not be taken consecutively; and
   Scholarship          taken in grades 9 through 12.
  Requirements                                                                 at least ONE year of which shall be taken in grades 9 through
                        The native language of the Eastern Shoshone
                                                                               12.
                        or the Northern Arapaho may be taken in
                        fulfillment of this requirement.
                                                                               The native language of the Eastern Shoshone or the Northern
                                                                               Arapaho may be taken in fulfillment of this requirement.
                        American Sign Language (ASL) may be taken
                        in fulfillment of this requirement.
                                                                               American Sign Language (AS) may be taken in fulfillment of
                                                                               this requirement.

 Opportunity                     Current high school graduation                Demonstrate proficiency on the state standards for the foreign
                                          requirements                         cultures and languages common core of knowledge
   Scholarship
                                                                               requirements.
  Requirements
 Provisional                     Current high school graduation                Demonstrate proficiency on the state standards for the foreign
                                          requirements                         cultures and languages common core of knowledge
 Opportunity                                                                   requirements.
   Scholarship
  Requirements

           It is the intent of the legislature that, beginning in their 8th grade year, each student be counseled concerning their
           course history, options for future course selections, and consequences attached to selecting course pathways,
           prior to registering for high school classes.




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     Hathaway Success Curriculum – Language Arts Requirements
                               Language Arts                                        Language Arts
 Hathaway                     Phase-In 2009‐10                                 Graduating Class of 2010-11
                              Graduating Class                                       And Thereafter
Scholarship
  Honors or
                             Current high school           FOUR years of language arts at the college or industry
 Performance                     graduation                preparatory level in grades 9 through 12, to include: Reading;
   Scholarship
                                requirements               Writing; Listening; and Speaking.
  Requirements




                             Current high school           FOUR years of language arts at the college or industry
 Opportunity                     graduation                preparatory level in grades 9 through 12, to include: Reading;
   Scholarship                  requirements               Writing; Listening; and Speaking.
  Requirements


 Provisional
                             Current high school           Current high school graduation requirements
 Opportunity                     graduation
   Scholarship
                                requirements
  Requirements



  Courses which districts intend to be used as college or industry preparatory level must be approved by the Wyoming
  Department of Education (WDE).

  It is the intent of the legislature that, beginning in their 8th grade year, each student be counseled concerning their
  course history, options for future course selections, and consequences attached to selecting course pathways,
  prior to registering for high school classes.




                                                            8
              Hathaway Success Curriculum – Math Requirements
                                            Math                                               Math
 Hathaway
                                        Phase-In                                  Graduating Class of 2010-11
Scholarship                              2009-10                                        And Thereafter
                                     Graduating Class
  Honors or                                                                     FOUR years of math to include:
 Performance                   Algebra I, Algebra II, and
                              Geometry or their functional              Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (or their
   Scholarship
                                     equivalents*                        functional equivalents*), plus an additional
  Requirements
                                                                          math course taken in grades 9 through 12.
 Opportunity                                                                  FOUR years of math to include:
   Scholarship              Current high school graduation
  Requirements                       requirements                        Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (or their
                                                                          functional equivalents*), plus an additional
                                                                           math course taken in grades 9 through 12.
 Provisional                                                                  The current high school graduation
                               Current high school                      requirements must include a combination of at
 Opportunity                                                              least TWO years of the following courses:
   Scholarship                 graduation requirements
  Requirements
                                                                        Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry or their
                                                                                   functional equivalents*



   *Courses which districts intend to be used as the functional equivalent of the specified math courses,
   including courses taken before grade nine used to satisfy the level of the requirement of Algebra I, Algebra
   II, and Geometry must be approved by the Wyoming Department of Education.

   It is the intent of the legislature that, beginning in their 8th grade year, each student be counseled concerning
   their course history, options for future course selections, and consequences attached to selecting course
   pathways prior to registering for high school classes.




                                                          9
                   Hathaway Success Curriculum – Science Requirements
                                       Science                                                       Science
 Hathaway                              Phase-In                                             Graduating Class of 2010-11
                                       2009‐10                                                    And Thereafter
Scholarship                        Graduating Class
                               Choose THREE from the
                                                                        Choose THREE from the following courses:
  Honors or                       following courses:
 Performance
   Scholarship
  Requirements                      Physical Science;                                             Physical Science;
                                       Physics I;                                                    Physics I;
                                       Physics II;                                                   Physics II;
                                      Chemistry I;                                                  Chemistry I;
                                      Chemistry II;                                                 Chemistry II;
                                       Biology I;                                                    Biology I;
                                       Biology II;                                                   Biology II;
                                       Geology I;                                                    Geology I;
                                   Computer Science I                                            Computer Science I;

                                                                          Plus, a FOURTH year from any of those courses specified
                                                                               above or an approved additional science course*.
 Opportunity                Current high school graduation                  FOUR science courses taken in grades 9 through 12,
   Scholarship                       requirements                           THREE of which shall satisfy high school graduation
  Requirements                                                                                  requirements.

 Provisional
                            Current high school graduation                        Current high school graduation requirements
 Opportunity                         requirements
   Scholarship
  Requirements

         *Courses intended to be used as an additional science course must be approved by the Wyoming
         Department of Education.

         It is the intent of the legislature that, beginning in their 8th grade year, each student be counseled concerning their
         course history, options for future course selections, and consequences attached to selecting course pathways,
         prior to registering for high school classes.




                                                                  10
              Hathaway Success Curriculum – Social Studies Requirements
                                 Social Studies                                                    Social Studies
 Hathaway                           Phase-In
                                    2009‐10                                           Graduating Class of 2010-11
Scholarship                     Graduating Class                                             And Thereafter
  Honors or            Courses covering the subject matter             THREE years of social studies in grades 9 through 12 to
                       of:                                             include a combination of the following subject matter:
 Performance                 American History; and
   Scholarship
                                 World History.                                               World History;
  Requirements
                                                                                            American History;
                                                                                                Geography;
                                                                                         American Government; and
                                                                                      Economic Systems and Institutions.
                                                                       THREE years of social studies in grades 9 through 12 to
                           Current high school graduation              include a combination of the following subject matter:
                                    requirements
 Opportunity                                                                                  World History;
   Scholarship                                                                              American History;
  Requirements                                                                                  Geography;
                                                                                         American Government; and
                                                                                      Economic Systems and Institutions.

 Provisional
                           Current high school graduation                        Current high school graduation requirements
 Opportunity                        requirements
   Scholarship
  Requirements


          It is the intent of the legislature that, beginning in their 8th grade year, each student be counseled concerning their
          course history, options for future course selections, and consequences attached to selecting course pathways,
          prior to registering for high school classes.




                                                                   11
EARLY GRADUATION PROCEDURES

A student who has completed graduation requirements, both as to the required number of credits and
particular units of credit, and a minimum of five Wyoming State Standards at the proficiency level may
graduate at the end of his or her seventh semester in high school.

A student who wishes to graduate early must make formal application with the high school principal for
early graduation before November 3, 2010. Applications may be picked up in the Guidance Office. (board
policy IKFA)

Student requesting a waiver for early graduation must meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. Must be accepted to an accredited college (you must attach a letter of admissions)

2. A military appointment and entry date for second semester (letter from military must be attached)

3. 19 years of age at time of request (attach a print out from the registrar)

4. A special hardship or circumstance exists subject to approval (a meeting and handwritten letter
   signed by parent with the principal’s recommendation)

Students applying for early graduation must complete the 1 st semester. Checkout forms, surveys and a
senior information packet must also be completed before the student is considered a graduate. You will not
receive your diploma until May or June upon the class graduation ceremony.


GENERAL INFORMATION:


COURSE FEES: A materials fee may be assessed for materials used by students above and beyond minimum
Course requirements. Courses which may include a fee are Industrial Technology, Art, and FACS. Other courses
may also charge a fee at the discretion of the principal.




                                                      12
                     NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)

In order to participate in college athletics and receive athletically based financial aid, you must register with the
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse and meet eligibility standards. The NCAA has approved the following
courses for use in establishing the initial-eligibility certification status of student-athletes from this school.
For more information go to the internet web site: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

ENGLISH                                                   NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE
American Literary Studies                                 Chemistry
American Literary Studies (Honors)                        Chemistry-AP
English Literature/Composition-AP                         College Prep Biology
Freshman English                                          Geology
Senior Humanities                                         Human Anatomy & Physiology
Sophomore English                                         Physics
Sophomore English (Honors)                                Physics B-AP
Studies in Film                                           Standards Biological Science
World Literature/Mythology                                Standards Physical Science

MATHEMATIC                                                SOCIAL STUDIES
Algebra I-A (.5)                                          Economics
Algebra I-B (.5)                                          Psychology I
Algebra I                                                 Psychology II
Algebra II                                                Senior Government
Calculus AB-AP                                            Sociology
College Prep Math                                         United States Government and Politics AP
Formal Geometry                                           United States History
Informal-Geometry                                         United States History-AP
Pre-Calculus                                              World Geography
                                                          World History

                                                          ADDITIONAL CORE COURSE
                                                          Spanish I
                                                          Spanish II
                                                          Spanish III
                                                          Spanish IV




                                                        13
ART
2D DESIGN I

Grade Level:          9-12                              Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                              Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                     Standard 1                  Standard 2                  Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression         Aesthetic perception        Historical and cultural     Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                      context

This is an introductory class involving the basic skills, techniques and materials of drawing. Students will
learn skills such as sketching, shading, perspective and composition. Art history and art criticism, matting and
presentation of art work are other components of the class. Materials used will include: pencil, pen and ink,
colored pencil, dry pastels, and oil pastels. Students will not be allowed to enter at semester.

ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Grade Level:          10-12                          Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:      Year                           Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful completion of 2D Design I Credit and 3.00 cumulative GPA

                     Standard 1                  Standard 2                  Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression         Aesthetic perception        Historical and cultural     Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                      context

1st and 2nd semester students in this class will learn the basics of painting using watercolor and oil media as
well as printmaking, collage, and mixed media techniques. Students taking this class for the 2nd or 3rd year
will work on both instructor-assigned projects and individual student exploration of advanced media and
techniques. Design and composition, art criticism, matting and presentation, art history and art careers are
some other subjects that will be explored in this class.
This course may be repeated for credit up to three years. Students may enter the class in either the fall or the
spring semester.

ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Grade Level:          10-12                           Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      Year                            Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful completion of Pottery or Sculpture and a 3.00 cumulative GPA

                     Standard 1                  Standard 2                  Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression         Aesthetic perception        Historical and cultural     Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                      context

This class is intended to allow students to expand on their skills and pursue individual interests in ceramic and
sculptural form. A high level of quality and quantity of work is expected in this class, as well as the ability to
conceive and create three-dimensional art independently.
This course may be repeated for credit up to three years. Students may enter the class in either the fall or the
spring semester.




                                                       14
COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:         Level I/No Prerequisite, Level II/Prerequisite Level I, Level III/Prerequisite
                      Level II, Level IV/Prerequisite Level III

                   Standard 1                   Standard 2                    Standard 3                 Standard 4
Standards    Creative expression          Aesthetic perception         Historical and cultural     Applications to life
Addressed    through production                                        context

Students in this class will utilize computer graphics programs to master the fundamentals of visual
communications through graphic design and original fine art. Art fundamentals and the elements and
principles of design will be stressed, as well as the basic uses and capabilities of digital graphics. Software, at
level one emphasizes Adobe Illustrator with minimal use of Adobe Photoshop. Software at level two
emphasizes Adobe Photoshop with use of Adobe Illustrator. Software at levels three and four includes:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, digital camera and more. All levels provide students with opportunities
to use problem solving and critical thinking skills with their original design projects. Portfolio development
will be encouraged at levels three and four.
This course may be repeated for credit up to three years, since the student will transition to the next level.
Students may enter the class in either the fall or the spring semester.

INDEPENDENT STUDY- ART

Grade Level:          11-12                          Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:      Year                           Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:         Minimum of 2 beginning and 1 advanced level art class, and application for
                      admission required. Teacher approval only and contract. Student cannot
                      have two independent art classes.

                   Standard 1                   Standard 2                    Standard 3                 Standard 4
Standards    Creative expression          Aesthetic perception         Historical and cultural     Applications to life
Addressed    through production                                        context

This class is intended to allow a very select group of art students the opportunity to pursue individual
investigations into visual art. Students approved for this class will have demonstrated the ability to work
without constant supervision and show a strong interest in producing quality work. In addition to completing
an application for the class, those accepted will complete a contract with their instructor each semester.
This course may be repeated for credit up to two years. Students who meet the prerequisites may enter the
class in either the fall or the spring semester.

POTTERY

Grade Level:          9-12                              Credit:                     1.00
Course Duration:      Year                              Credit Requirement:         General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                   Standard 1                   Standard 2                    Standard 3                 Standard 4
Standards    Creative expression          Aesthetic perception         Historical and cultural     Applications to life
Addressed    through production                                        context

This is an introductory class in the creation of functional and sculptural ceramic forms. Students will use
pinch, coil and slab techniques, as well as the potter's wheel. Firing techniques include: gas-fired stoneware,
low-fire, raku and pit-fired pottery.
This course may be taken for 2 semesters for credit. Students may begin the course in either the fall or the
spring semester.




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SCULPTURE


Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:     Year                            Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                Standard 4
Standards    Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural    Applications to life
Addressed    through production                                    context

This class introduces students to the basic skills, techniques and materials used to make three-dimensional
works of art. Clay modeling, wax carving and bronze casting are included in this course as well as animal and
human anatomy.
This course may be taken for 2 semesters for credit. Students may begin the course in either the fall or the
spring semester.




                                                    16
BUSINESS EDUCATION
Business Education recommends the following sequences:
Career Cluster: Business and Administration
        Students should follow this sequence—Computer I, (Prerequisite), and choice of Computer II,
        Computer III, or Computer IV
Career Cluster: Business and Administration
        Students can choose any order of the following—Financial Management, Investments, and
        Accounting

ACCOUNTING

Grade Level:         10-12                          Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:     Year                           Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                Standard 1       Standard 2      Standard 3   Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources       Interpersonal   Information    Systems       Technology
Addressed                           Skills

               3 College credits are available tuition free for juniors and seniors under WWCC
Concurrent Enrollment for BOTK 2810 (Accounting Procedures I).

First-year accounting teaches the basic knowledge of the double-entry accounting system. The student will
be given an overview of the complete accounting cycle including: recording transactions, posting to
ledgers, and preparing financial statements. Two projects will be completed—one for a proprietorship and
one for a partnership. This course can be sequenced with Financial Management and Investments.

COMPUTER I—BEGINNING KEYBOARDING

Grade Level:         9-12                           Credit:                 .50
Course Duration:     Semester                       Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                Standard 1       Standard 2      Standard 3   Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources       Interpersonal   Information    Systems       Technology
Addressed                           Skills

               3 College credits are available tuition free for juniors and seniors under WWCC
Concurrent Enrollment for BOTK 1640 (Keyboarding Applications I).

This course is designed to develop proper computer keyboarding techniques, to develop speed and
accuracy, and to become proficient at word processing using Word 2007. Students will work with peers
to exchange ideas and knowledge in completing assigned tasks. Students will learn to format and produce
a variety of usable documents such as reports, letters, and resumes.




                                                   17
COMPUTER II – ADVANCED KEYBOARDING

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                 .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:        Computer I/Placement Test

                Standard 1      Standard 2        Standard 3   Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources      Interpersonal     Information    Systems       Technology
Addressed                          Skills

               3 College credits are available tuition free for juniors and seniors under WWCC
Concurrent Enrollment for BOTK 1650 (Keyboarding Applications II).

Students will work to improve existing keyboarding skills and document production, speed, and accuracy.
Students will develop advanced skills in Word 2007 and will format documents that will be created in
various work simulations and projects using information processing skills. Students will incorporate
desktop publishing techniques to enhance the production of correspondence, reports, tables, brochures,
flyers, calendars, etc. for a typical business workday or week. Students will work together to achieve an
advanced rate of speed and accuracy in creating documents to prepare themselves to become productive
employees in the workforce.

COMPUTER III - WEB DESIGN

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                 .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:        Computer I/Placement Test

                Standard 1      Standard 2        Standard 3   Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources      Interpersonal     Information    Systems       Technology
Addressed                          Skills

Students will discover how the Internet has changed the way offices and professionals conduct business and
will be taken one step closer to the paperless office in this information age. Projects and tasks will be
geared toward learning basic Internet concepts, language, and browser functions. Students will learn to
create web pages using HTML/JavaScript codes and web design template programs.




                                                    18
COMPUTER IV – COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS,
MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS AND COMPUTER OPERATIONS




Grade Level:         10-12                           Credit:                  .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:        Computer I/Placement Test

                Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4     Standard 5
 Standards      Resources       Interpersonal    Information     Systems       Technology
 Addressed                          Skills

               3 College credits are available tuition free for juniors and seniors under WWCC
Concurrent Enrollment for COSC 1200 (Computer Information systems).

This is a lecture/computer lab course that provides:
      Experience in the updated versions of Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
      Timeline learning about major computer technology developments during the past 60 years
      Topics about the proper method for installing computer programs
      Vista Exercises
      Knowledge on how to upgrade computer operations and minimize computer maintenance, and
          keep the computer working properly.
      The latest technology-related articles on new products, trends businesses, ethics, and societal
          issues.
      Information about the major web applications: finance, travel, arts, learning, auctions, and
          entertainment.
If the course is repeated, it must be taken as concurrent enrollment with Western Wyoming Community
College.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                  .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4     Standard 5
 Standards      Resources       Interpersonal    Information     Systems       Technology
 Addressed                          Skills

Students will compute payroll, prepare income tax forms, perform the steps involved in opening,
maintaining, and reconciling a bank statement for a checking account, prepare a net worth statement and
property inventory, prepare and revise budgets, learn the advantages and disadvantages of credit and how to
determine its cost. The types of bankruptcy options will also be noted. Students will work together on
various projects as mentioned above. Students will explore business financial structures and management,
including services in banking, insurance, taxation, loans, credit, budgeting, record keeping, and
organization in a highly technical and competitive society. Students will use computers and calculators to
complete various assignments.




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INVESTMENTS

Grade Level:          10-12                           Credit:                  .50
Course Duration:      Semester                        Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4    Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information     Systems      Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

Students will discover how goals can be reached and standards of living improved through effective money
management and planning for their future. Students will gain information about the basic rules of
investing, the types of investments available—such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, etc. -- and
the system of investing. Students will participate in a state and regional stock market game simulation
project on the Internet. Students will realize how news information affects stock prices and what
indications market indices can give investors. Students will work in teams for the stock market game and
give a final PowerPoint presentation showing their team’s results—including company profiles, charts,
portfolio equity, summary information, etc. Guest investment professionals will be a dynamic resource for
this course.


PUBLICATION PRODUCTION

Grade Level:          9-12                            Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                            Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                   Standard 1      Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4       Standard 5
  Standards        Resources      Interpersonal    Information     Systems         Technology
  Addressed                           Skills

Students enrolled in this course work together to publish the GRHS yearbook. This is a fast-paced, high-
demand class. Student responsibilities will include taking photographs, interviewing, writing about
students and school activities, designing yearbook pages, assisting with fundraising activities, and meeting
deadlines. Interest and experience in news writing and using Adobe Software—In Design CS, Photoshop
CS, and Illustrator CS--is helpful but not required. Students will work in teams and will be required to
spend considerable time covering events and activities during the school day as well as at night and on
weekends.


WORK STUDY/MENTORSHIP

Grade Level:          10-12                         Credit:                    Varied
Course Duration:      Yearly                        Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         Open entry and open exit Coordinator Approval

Requirements:      Work Study is an after-school program
                   Register with Instructor

Compliance with all Work Study rules
Completion of all Work Study required paperwork
Reporting hours worked each pay period to Work Study Coordinator
Informing Work Study Coordinator of any changes in work status
Maintaining passing work evaluations
Credit received based upon the number of verified work hours
Employee hours worked: 200 hours—.50 credit; 100 hours—.25 credit
Volunteer/Mentorship hours: 90 hours—.50 credit; 45 hours—.25 credit
Must be a full-time student at Green River High School



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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

Career Cluster: Human Services
        Family and Consumer Sciences recommend the following sequence: Child Development I,
        Child Development II, Preschool
Career Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism
        Family and Consumer Sciences recommends the following sequence: Culinary I, Culinary II,
        Culinary III


Child Development and Preschool provide a sequence of courses for anyone interested in careers related to
early childhood education, elementary education, special education, and childcare.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT I

Grade Level:          9-12                            Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:      Semester                        Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information     Systems        Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

Students will explore knowledge and skills needed by personnel in education, human services, and health
services that deal with children. This semester includes issues of parenting as a career, responsibilities of
parenting, teen parenting issues, reproductive systems, STDS and HIV, birth defects, and abuse that affects
children and their families.

Child Development and Preschool provide a sequence of courses for anyone interested in careers related to
early childhood education, elementary education, special education, and childcare.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT II

Grade Level:          9-12                            Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:      Semester                        Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful completion of Child Development I

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information     Systems        Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

*Parent permission is required for this course.

This semester begins with pregnancy, prenatal development, labor, and birth. Students will further explore
knowledge and skills needed for parenting and careers dealing with children from infancy through
adolescence, such as teachers, childcare givers, parents, doctors, and social workers.

CULINARY I

Grade Level:          9-12                            Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:      Semester                        Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3    Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information     Systems        Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

This course is designed for students to learn culinary basics, nutrition and wellness. Topics covered include
food safety and sanitation, kitchen safety and management, basic kitchen tools and equipment, food
measurement terminology, proper measuring techniques, and basic food preparation terminology.
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Nutrition, wellness, and My Pyramid will be incorporated into the preparation of food throughout the
course. A course fee is required for this class.
Culinary courses are for students considering one of the many careers in the food service/hospitality
industry or for those who just want to improve food preparation knowledge and skills.

CULINARY II

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:      Semester                         Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         Culinary I

                 Standard 1         Standard 2      Standard 3    Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources         Interpersonal   Information     Systems        Technology
 Addressed                             Skills

This is a semester course for students who wish to develop advanced and creative cooking skills. Topics
covered include safety, sanitation, kitchen safety and management, creating menus, and meal planning.
The course also includes advanced food preparation techniques to include bakery, breakfast cookery,
foreign foods, and Garde Manger basics. A course fee is required for this class

CULINARY III

Grade Level:          10-12                            Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:      Semester                         Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         Culinary II

                 Standard 1         Standard 2      Standard 3    Standard 4      Standard 5
Standards        Resources         Interpersonal   Information     Systems        Technology
Addressed                              Skills

This course will introduce students to the food service industry, including careers, customer service, and
employability skills. The course includes advanced principles and guidelines for meal planning and
designs, calculating and managing food costs for high volume settings. The focus of food preparation will
include quick and yeast breads, pastries, cakes, and specialty baking. A course fee is required for this class.

PRESCHOOL

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                 Standard 1         Standard 2      Standard 3    Standard 4      Standard 5
Standards        Resources         Interpersonal   Information     Systems        Technology
Addressed                              Skills

First semester explores issues of working with preschool age children to include goals of behavior, praise
and encouragement, developmental stages, nutrition, planning and preparation of preschool snacks,
importance of play, selection of children’s literature, and reading activities.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st Sem. Preschool
Second semester continues to explore the value of, play and reading, first aid and health safety issues, toy
safety, communication and essential employability skills and preparation for an on-site practicum
―playschool,‖ Wee Wolves. Students will be responsible for all aspects of running the playschool,
including record keeping, management skills, lesson planning, activities, and snacks.




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FOREIGN LANGUAGE
While having strong grades in English Language Arts may indicate a greater foundation that will promote
success in the study of a foreign language, they are not a requirement of enrollment. Incoming freshmen
should be ENCOURAGED to begin their study of a foreign language in their freshman year, in order to
achieve higher degrees of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The courses listed below are not intended to meet the needs of native Spanish speakers, and we do not
encourage those students to enroll with the intent of improving their English skills.

SPANISH I

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                        Standard 1           Standard 2
Standards             Communication            Culture
Addressed

Students will learn to express themselves in Spanish and understand the language spoken at a normal rate
within the confines of the given vocabulary. They will master a basic vocabulary and will know the present
tense of the indicative mood of the verbs in the given vocabulary. The students will have opportunities to
practice in question-answer situations and by giving oral presentations, both in Spanish and English. In
addition, the students will be exposed to Spanish and Latin American history and culture. There will be a quiz
at the end of each lesson and an exam after each unit that will contain oral and written questions. Proficiency
will be assessed by interview and essay during each semester.

SPANISH II

Grade Level:          10-12                          Credit:                     1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:         General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Spanish I

Students will enlarge their vocabularies, adding the preterit, imperfect, and the near future of the indicative
tenses. They will continue to develop composition skills, using chapter by chapter context. They will also
enlarge their knowledge of Spanish and Latin American history and influence in the world. They will give
oral presentations and/or interviews to demonstrate proficiency in Communication. In addition, they will give
oral presentations in English to demonstrate proficiency in Culture. These proficiencies will be assessed each
semester.

SPANISH III

Grade Level:          11-12                            Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Spanish II

Third-year foreign language consists of composition and conversation, whereby the students develop fluency
and flexibility in writing self-expression with the spoken language. Free composition and discussion are
promoted based on articles, short stories and the students' own ideas. Students also have translation exercises,
continue grammar studies in the simple and compound tenses, and begin the study of the subjunctive mood.
In addition, they will give oral presentations in Spanish and/or English, to demonstrate proficiency in Culture.
Proficiency will be assessed by interview and essay during each semester.




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SPANISH IV

Grade Level:          12                             Credit:                     1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:         General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Spanish III

Students will develop oral and written self-expression in Spanish. They will reinforce and enhance their
understanding of language patterns that include all simple and compound tenses, and indicative, imperative
and subjunctive modes. In addition, they will give oral presentations, in Spanish and/or English, to
demonstrate proficiency in Culture. Proficiency in Communication will be assessed in free composition and
discussion based on the study of articles, literature, and other aspects of the Hispanic Culture and/or current
events. This course may be taken twice.




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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Industrial Technology recommends the following sequences:
Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
        To be an Auto Technician, you should follow this sequence: 1st year- Pre-Auto, 2nd year-
        Auto Tech I, 3rd & 4th year- AutoTech II/Autobody
Career Cluster: Manufacturing & Construction/Metals program
        To be a welder, you should follow this sequence: 1st year- Welding I, 2nd year- Welding II,
        3rd year-Welding Advanced
 Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction/Woods program
         To be in construction, you should follow this sequence: 1st year- Woods I, 2nd year- Woods
         II, 3rd & 4th years-Woods/Construction
Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
        To be an architect or in construction, you should follow this sequence: 1st year- Drafting I,
        2nd year- Drafting II, 3rd year- Drafting III
Career Cluster: Scientific Research and Engineering
        To be an industrial/manufacturing engineer or in construction you should follow this
        sequence: 1st year- Applied Technology 1, 2nd year- Applied Technology II, 3rd year- Applied
        Technology III
        A course fee may be required for the classes.

AUTO- PRE

Grade Level:         9-12                           Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                           Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                 Standard 1     Standard 2       Standard 3     Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards        Resources     Interpersonal    Information      Systems       Technology
Addressed                          Skills

Pre-auto is an entry-level class for anyone with an interest in how machines work. Students will engage in
shop activities that will develop their fundamental skills for working on basic systems. Study includes
safety, tools, measurement, and repair procedures. This class is the first in the sequence of courses
preparing a student for success as an automotive or maintenance technician. Course is at a good level for
all who would like to own or operate transportation. Course content begins with small engine theory,
maintenance and service, then continues into activities that will prepare a student for entry into Auto I.
Students are not expected to have a car on which to work on. Basic practices for routine maintenance are
the focus. A significant portion of the class involves classroom instruction with small gas engines being
the focus. Students with a desire to focus on automobiles should take Auto I.

AUTO TECH I

Grade Level:         10-12                          Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                           Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                 Standard 1      Standard 2      Standard 3     Standard 4     Standard 5
 Standards       Resources      Interpersonal   Information      Systems       Technology
 Addressed                          Skills

This is a first-year automotive course with classroom, computer, and lab work dealing with vehicle
maintenance, engine operation, cooling systems, starting and charging systems, fuel systems, brake systems,
and ignition systems. Units on wheels and tires include the use of modern tire changing equipment and
computerized wheel balancing. Students can do much of the lab work on their own vehicles in a modern,
well-equipped shop area. Units on auto production, hand and power tools, measurement, and shop safety will
also be presented. This class is for the student who wishes to have a practical working knowledge of his or
her automobile, as well as, the student who may choose a career in the automotive trades.




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AUTO TECH II/AUTOBODY

Grade Level:           11-12                             Credit:                 2.00
Course Duration:       YEAR                              Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:          C- in Auto I, or a C- in previous year of Auto II.

                   Standard 1     Standard 2      Standard 3      Standard 4      Standard 5
Standards           Resources     Interpersonal   Information       Systems       Technology
Addressed                             Skills

This course will review and expand the topics covered in Auto Technology I with more emphasis on service
and troubleshooting in the lab. Students may be doing some power train work (engines, transmissions,
drivelines, axles, etc.). Units on steering, wheels and tires include: braking systems, wheel balancing, modern
tire changing equipment, and computerized four-wheel alignment. Computerized engine control, automotive
electrical and electronics are emphasized. This course also provides experiences for the auto body repair
industry. The lab features a modern spray booth with a capacity to repair or repaint a vehicle. ASE and
ICAR tasks and competencies are included for preparation. The Auto Body content is an overview of the
processes to repair and refinish beginning with a practice panel and gradually progressing to repair of a
vehicle of their own. This is a 2-period block course.

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY I

Grade Level:           9-12                            Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:       YEAR                            Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:          None

                   Standard 1     Standard 2       Standard 3     Standard 4      Standard 5
Standards          Resources     Interpersonal    Information      Systems        Technology
Addressed                            Skills

The Green River High School Computer Technology class was designed to meet the need of a computer
integrated science system in an industrial setting through meaningful and exciting laboratory experiences.
No prior knowledge of computer applications is necessary as this is an introductory course. The course is
designed to stimulate the students by using a set of assignments with computer applications to achieve
learning of an industrial process. These assignments are designed to increase the student’s level of
understanding through a hands-on approach. Examples of some computer applications are Computer
Aided Drafting (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) using a Mill, Lathe and Robotics systems
to make small items.

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY II

Grade Level:           10-12                          Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:       YEAR                           Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:          Successful completion of Applied Technology I

                   Standard 1     Standard 2       Standard 3     Standard 4      Standard 5
Standards          Resources     Interpersonal    Information      Systems        Technology
Addressed                            Skills

The Green River High School Technology lab is a project-based modern manufacturing technology lab that
gives students real world experience by emphasizing safety, hands-on learning, and organizational skills.
Step-by-step projects guides give students all of the information they will need to complete each project.
Students will also engineer and manufacture their own projects. The integration of academic subjects with
hands-on projects will be a focus with the Industrial Automation and Pre-Engineering curriculum. The
curriculum provides students with the opportunity to learn about and experience work while still in school.
Students learn to manage resources, gain work experience at working in teams and teaching others,
interpret and communicate information, and select equipment and tools to apply technology to the specific
task.




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APPLIED TECHNOLOGY III

Grade Level:         11-12                          Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                           Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:        Successful completion of Applied Technology II

                Standard 1      Standard 2      Standard 3    Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources      Interpersonal   Information     Systems       Technology
Addressed                          Skills

The Green River High School Technology lab is a project-based modern manufacturing technology lab that
gives the students real world experience by emphasizing safety, hands-on learning, and organizational
skills. Step-by step projects guides give students all of the information they will need to complete each
project. Students will also engineer and manufacture their own projects. The integration of academic
subjects with hands-on projects will be a focus with the Industrial Automation and Pre-Engineering
curriculum. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to learn about and experience work
while still in school. Students learn to manage resources, gain work experience at working in teams and
teaching others, interpret and communicate information and select equipment and tools to apply technology
to the specific task

DRAFTING I

Grade Level:         9-12                          Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                          Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                Standard 1      Standard 2      Standard 3    Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources      Interpersonal   Information     Systems       Technology
Addressed                          Skills

               3 College credits are available tuition free for juniors and seniors under WWCC
Concurrent Enrollment for ES 2230 Computer-Aided Drafting.

First Semester: This course will explore technical drawing tools and techniques applied in a mechanical
drawing setting. Students will examine a variety of engineering commercial and residential drawings. This
course will use curriculum that is designed to prepare students to use CAD. Projects will consist of
engineering process drawings, civil drafting, and architectural drafting.

Second Semester: This course will explore computer-aided drafting and design practices. The AUTOCAD
software designed and marketed by AutoDesk, Inc. is a popular CAD software package for current PC
applications and the focus of this class. The student will work through a series of CAD exercises
emphasizing 2-D drawing skills through hands-on experiences.

DRAFTING II

Grade Level:         10-12                          Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                           Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:        Successful Completion of Drafting I. Strong math and computer skills
                     recommended

                Standard 1      Standard 2      Standard 3    Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards       Resources      Interpersonal   Information     Systems       Technology
Addressed                          Skills

This course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting and design practices. The SolidWorks software
designed Inc is a popular CAD software package for current PC applications and the focus of this class.
The student will work through a series of CAD exercises emphasizing 2D and 3-D modeling drawing skills
through hands on experiences.



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DRAFTING III

Grade Level:          11-12                          Credit:                     1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:         General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Drafting II

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards        Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems       Technology
Addressed                            Skills

This is an advanced drafting and design course intended to prepare students for entry-level jobs in drafting.
This class will also prepare college bound students for engineering course work. Assignments will be
architectural presentations, 3-D CAD SoftPlan design projects, Power Point presentations, and balsa model
projects. This class can be taken more than once for a full credit each time.

WELDING I

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4     Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems       Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

This course includes exploratory experiences in the welding processes. Welding will include arc-welding
exercises and pad buildup, butt weld, fillet weld and lap weld in both arc and oxyacetylene welding. This is a
basic level course and builds the foundation for further instruction in the welding industry. Portfolios will be
a requirement in this course to meet the standards. Benefits to your future: This class will give you a strong
idea of what welding would be like as a career and basic training in the welding field.

WELDING II

Grade Level:          10-12                          Credit:                     1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:         General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Welding I

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4     Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems       Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

This is an extension of the operations learned in Welding I. In addition, students will be TIG welding,
SMAW out-of–position multi-pass welding, some pipe fit up and welding, symbol identification/reading,
fundamental machine tool practices and will gain experience in both traditional and computer-controlled
machining operations. Students will demonstrate their acquired skills by doing destructive weld testing on
SMAW processes. Students will also build approved projects while using traditional or CNC equipment.
This experience will enhance any technical, associate degree program, or engineering field within the career
area of industrial technology. Portfolios will be a requirement in this course to meet the standards.




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WELDING-ADVANCED

Grade Level:          10-12                          Credit:                      1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:          General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Welding II

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems        Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

               3 College credits are available tuition free for juniors and seniors under WWCC
Concurrent Enrollment for Weld 1710 and WELD 1715.

In Advanced Welding, a student will concentrate on out-of-position welding with basic electrodes and will be
exposed to advanced welding procedures, such as stainless steel T.I.G., along with exposure to fundamental
fabrication procedures. Out-of-position welds will include vertical up and overhead positions. Gas welding
will include brazing, soldering, and out-of-position welds using filler rod. This class will enhance the
student’s skill levels from Welding II and give the student the time and practice to improve skill levels for a
better overall outlook of the welding field through project work and testing. This class may be taken more
than once for FULL credit EACH time because activities vary each year. Portfolios will be a requirement in
this course to meet the standards. This class may be taken more than once in a student’s high school career.

WOODS I

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems        Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

Students will expand their knowledge and skills of woodworking by learning and using shop safety,
woodworking skills, and proper operating procedures for tools and machines. They will also design and plan a
project and set goals for its completion. Students will price the project by figuring board feet formulas and the
cost of the material. The project will be completed at each student's skill level. Students will understand and
help with tool and machine maintenance by preventing and solving problems with the equipment, as well as
using the materials efficiently and safely.
           Employability skills for the Construction/Architecture & Manufacturing Career Clusters

WOODS II

Grade Level:          10-12                         Credit:                       1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                          Credit Requirement:           General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Woods I

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4      Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems        Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

The students will increase their knowledge of woodworking by demonstrating the tools and machines to others.
The students will master the operation of the machines and will demonstrate their knowledge of technology by
designing their project with the aid of computer-aided drafting programs. The student will plan, design and
estimate the project. The student will work cooperatively and independently to complete a project of their
choice with a higher degree of accuracy. The student will practice lifelong learning skills in safety and
workmanship. They will show respect for others, themselves and their environment. Manufacturing techniques
will be discussed and learned. This course can be taken only twice for full credit each time.
           Employability skills for the Construction/Architecture & Manufacturing Career Clusters



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WOODS CONSTRUCTION

Grade Level:          10-12                         Credit:                      1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                          Credit Requirement:          General Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Woods I

                 Standard 1       Standard 2       Standard 3      Standard 4     Standard 5
 Standards       Resources       Interpersonal    Information       Systems       Technology
 Addressed                           Skills

The purpose of this class is to help the students prepare for jobs in construction. Deck furniture will be built
with 2x4’s. Emphasis on construction tools, safety and machines will be covered. Kitchen cabinetry will be
covered and woodworking cabinets will be built. Students will cover building and framing methods with
the construction of foundations, walls, and roofing. Small wall and floor sections will be built to learn and
built in accordance with the Skills USA model. Shed construction will be covered and some sheds will be
built if we can sell them. This will prepare the students for the job market in construction. This class is
repeatable.
Employability skills for the Construction/Architecture & Manufacturing Career Clusters




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LANGUAGE ARTS
                                      Language Arts Mission Statement

The Language Arts Department believes strongly in teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all
courses. We view the four years spent in English classes at Green River High School as a process during
which a student works on these same skills at a higher level each year. For this reason, a student signing
up for any class should expect to work on all four skills, regardless of what course is taken or what
material the teacher chooses to use to teach the standards required to reach a proficiency level in the class.

AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES

Grade Level:          11-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                         Standard 2
Standard                  Writing
Addressed

American Literary Studies is a chronological survey of American authors and their literary works. The course
covers American writers, their philosophies, and their times from the Puritans through the post-World War II
era. The course focuses on analytical reading, writing, and discussion of the literature. The six traits model
will be used to evaluate writing. There is also emphasis on vocabulary and grammar studies. Since this
course provides a solid background in American literature, practice in different genre writing, and vocabulary
study, it is recommended for those thinking of attending college.

AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES (HONORS)

Grade Level:          11                               Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:         Eligibility is determined with standardized test scores. If there is a tie, then
                      CUM GPA is used.

                        Standard 2
Standard                 Writing
Addressed

American Literary Studies is a chronological survey of American authors and their literary works. The course
covers American writers, their philosophies, and their times from the Puritans to the post-World War II era.
There is also required reading to be done outside of class. The course focuses heavily on analytical reading,
writing and discussion of the literature, with the six traits model of writing used to evaluate writing. There is
also emphasis on vocabulary and grammar studies. This course analyzes more material and does so more
deeply than the regular American Literature course. The course covers a broader range of material including
more work in the area of novels and poetry with more writing requiring analyses and syntheses than the
regular American Literary Studies course.

ENGLISH LITERATURE/COMPOSITION-AP

Grade Level:          12                               Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:         3.500 CUM GPA or above

                        Standard 2
  Standard               Writing
  Addressed

AP Literature/ Composition is a college level English course designed for success in the college classroom.
This course includes the chronological development of the English language, study of philosophy, and utopian
studies. Emphasis is placed on analytical reading, writing, and discussion skills. Writing development uses


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the six-trait writing process. Formal speech presentations, vocabulary building, and outside reading are also
required. Practice to prepare for the advanced placement test in the spring will be addressed.


FRESHMAN ENGLISH

Grade Level:          9                                Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       Freshman English
Prerequisite:         None

                      Standard 1               Standard 2                 Standard 3
  Standards            Reading                  Writing               Speaking & Listening
  Addressed

This course includes the development of writing skills, using the six-traits of writing, and reading and
discussion of novels, plays, and short stories. Emphasis on literary analysis includes elements of the novel,
epic characteristics, and tragedy comparisons. Speaking and listening skills, grammar, spelling, and
vocabulary study are also designed to provide the student with skills upon which to build in all other English
classes.

LANGUAGE ARTS POWER SKILLS

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                   2.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       1.0 English Elective and
                                                                                 1.0 General Elective

Prerequisite:         Placement only

                      Standard 1               Standard 2                 Standard 3
  Standards            Reading                  Writing               Speaking & Listening
  Addressed

Language Arts Power Skills is a 2-period block class. The course will use research based technological
programs along with the teacher instruction to help students make valuable progress in reading and writing
which will also help them be successful in all coursework.
Students placed in Language Arts Power Skills would work with the goal of transitioning into 9th Grade
English.


SENIOR HUMANITIES

Grade Level:          12                              Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                            Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful completion of Junior English Course

                        Standard 2
  Standard               Writing
  Addressed

This course will address the Humanities and Cultural Roots of the Twenty-First Century. Students will use
and continue to develop their communication skills through critical thinking, writing, discussion, and/or
individual presentations. They will study the principle ideas of past cultures and how those ideas are reflected
in the literature and arts of the cultures. Throughout the class, the six traits of writing and reading will be
taught and reinforced to promote increased proficiency of these skills.




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SOPHOMORE ENGLISH

Grade Level:         10                               Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        Sophomore English
Prerequisite:        None

                     Standard 1                Standard 2                Standard 3
  Standards           Reading                   Writing              Speaking & Listening
  Addressed

The study of literature is addressed through novels, plays, and short stories. Writing development uses the
six-traits of writing, and students are required to write a research paper in the MLA format followed by a
formal speech. Vocabulary building will continue to be enhanced. Students will also be taught the letter
of application and resume process.

SOPHOMORE ENGLISH (HONORS)

Grade Level:         10                               Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        Sophomore English
Prerequisite:        Eligibility is determined with standardized test scores. If there is a tie, then
                     CUM GPA is used.

                     Standard 1                Standard 2                Standard 3
  Standards           Reading                   Writing              Speaking & Listening
  Addressed

This is an advanced course designed for sophomore students. Both semesters include the development of
writing skills using the six traits of writing, reading and discussing various literary genres, building
vocabulary, and writing a research-based paper following the MLA format. Students will present, through
formal speaking, analysis of poetry, novel, and short story. Students will be required to report on outside
reading of novel and short story.

STUDIES ACROSS GENRES

Grade Level:         11-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                             Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                     Standard 1                Standard 2
  Standards           Reading                   Writing
  Addressed

This course is designed to review and build upon the fundamentals in reading and writing through a variety
of texts. This includes the continued development of reading strategies applied to nonfiction, fiction,
poetry, and drama. The course also includes further development of writing skills using the six-traits of
writing in expressive, expository, and creative writing pieces. There is a strong focus on discussion, peer
collaboration, and interactive activities. Speaking and listening skills, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary
study are emphasized to provide the student with skills to use in continuing education and the work force.




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STUDIES IN FILM

Grade Level:          11-12                             Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                              Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                         Standard 2                Standard 3
  Standards               Writing              Speaking & Listening
  Addressed

This course is designed to introduce the student to the elements of cinematic art through analysis of key films.
Students will critically view film as a literary work with respect to authorship, setting, character, plot, theme,
symbolism, and cultural significance. Students will participate in listening and speaking activities including
class discussions, informal responses, formal presentations and projects. Students will read a variety of
literary works, which may include novels, short stories, and writings dealing with film theory, filmmaking,
and film review. A substantial written component of the course consists of informal personal responses, film
reviews, and formal analytical essays. More than just a class for movie watching, this course is designed for
those students who are serious about learning to listen, speak, read, and write better through the study of film.
Due to the nature of the course, regular attendance is especially important to its successful completion.


WORLD LITERATURE /MYTHOLOGY

Grade Level:          11-12                             Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                              Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                      Standard 1                Standard 2                 Standard 3
  Standards            Reading                   Writing               Speaking & Listening
  Addressed

This course offers a variety of literature and mythology from many cultures around the world. It is supported
by a study of prose, poetry, and drama. An important ingredient of this class is the understanding of how
literature reflects culture and connects with other cultures. The student will also apply the ideas found in
literature to the past, present, and future. Both semesters include the development of writing skills, reading,
discussion, and building vocabulary and speaking skills.




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MATH
                      GREEN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

All students are required to successfully complete Algebra I and Geometry.
A student may take Algebra IA and Algebra IB in place of Algebra I by teacher recommendation. The
geometry requirement may be met by taking Formal Geometry or Informal Geometry. Informal Geometry is
for students that have completed Algebra I-A and Algebra 1-B.

Math sequence examples:
Algebra IA, Algebra IB, Informal Geometry
Algebra IA, Algebra IB, Informal Geometry, Bridges to Algebra II or Consumer Math
Algebra I, Formal Geometry, Algebra II, College Prep Math
Formal Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AP (Sequence if Algebra I is taken in 8th grade)
** It is highly recommended that if you are planning to take any upper level classes that you invest in a
graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus is recommended).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE A MATH CLASS YOUR SENIOR YEAR

ALGEBRA I-A

Grade Level:          9-12                                 Credit:                       1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                                 Prerequisite:                 None
Credit                Though this class is worth a full credit, it only fulfills .50 of the Algebra I and .50 of
Requirement           the Math Elective graduation requirement with successful completion of both
                      semesters. Algebra I-A is equal to 1st semester of Algebra I.

              Standard 1       Standard2         Standard 3          Standard 4        Standard 5
Standards      Number          Geometry         Measurement           Algebraic           Data
Addressed     Operations                                            concepts and        analysis
              & Concepts                                            relationships         and
                                                                                       probability

The students will be working with the real number system. The students will be introduced to linear
functions, their graphs, and properties. It also introduces the topics of statistics and probability. The goals of
the course are to develop proficiency with mathematical skills, to expand understanding of mathematical
concepts, and to improve logical thinking. It is recommended that students take Algebra I-B upon successful
completion of this course.

ALGEBRA I-B
Grade Level:          10-12                                Credit:                       1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                                 Prerequisite:                 None
Credit                Though this class is worth a full credit, it only fulfills .50 of the Algebra I and .50 of
Requirement           the Math Elective graduation requirement with successful completion of both
                      semesters. Algebra I-B is equal to 2nd semester of Algebra I.

              Standard 1       Standard 4        Standard 5
Standards      Number           Algebraic           Data
Addressed     Operations      concepts and        analysis
              & Concepts      relationships         and
                                                 probability

This course will address the basic concepts of Algebra. The students will be working with the real number
system. The students will continue their study of linear functions, their graphs, and properties. They will
write, solve and interpret systems of linear equations. They will be introduced to radicals and polynomial
functions and their properties. The goals of the course are to develop proficiency with mathematical skills, to
expand understanding of mathematical concepts, and to improve logical thinking. It is recommended that a
student take Informal Geometry upon successful completion of this course.




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ALGEBRA I

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                     1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                             Credit Requirement:         Algebra
Prerequisite:         None

              Standard 1      Standard2        Standard 3        Standard 4     Standard 5
Standards      Number         Geometry        Measurement         Algebraic        Data
Addressed     Operations                                        concepts and     analysis
              & Concepts                                        relationships      and
                                                                                probability

This course will address the basic concepts of Algebra. The students will be working with the real number
system solving and graphing multi-step equations and inequalities. The students will be introduced to linear
functions, their graphs, and properties. The students will be introduced to statistics and probability. They will
write, solve and interpret systems of linear equations. They will be introduced to radicals and polynomial
functions and their properties. The goals of the course are to develop proficiency with mathematical skills, to
expand understanding of mathematical concepts, and to improve logical thinking. It is recommended that a
student take Formal Geometry upon successful completion of this course.

ALGEBRA II
Grade Level:          10-12                           Credit:                      1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                            Credit Requirement:          Algebra
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of of Algebra I

                  Standard 1       Standard 2      Standard 4
 Standards         Number          Geometry         Algebraic
 Addressed       Operations &                      Concepts &
                   Concepts                       Relationships

This course is an advanced Algebra course. Concepts of algebra are reinforced and extended. Students will
move from the study of linear functions to quadratic functions and then to polynomial functions. Students
will expand their understanding of roots, powers, and radicals. The students will be introduced to exponential
and logarithmic functions, as well as to the six trigonometric functions and applications involving
trigonometry.

BRIDGES TO ALGEBRA II
Grade Level:     11-12                         Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration: YEAR                          Credit Requirement:     Math Elective
Prerequisite:    Successful completion of Algebra I, (Alg I-A and Alg I-B) and Geometry
                 (Formal or Informal)

                  Standard 1       Standard 2      Standard 3       Standard 4         Standard 5
 Standards         Number          Geometry       Measurement        Algebraic        Data Analysis
 Addressed       Operations &                                       Concepts &        & Probability
                   Concepts                                        Relationships

Model with Mathematics: Bridges to Algebra II is designed to serve as a course in mathematical modeling
that falls in sequence after Algebra I and Geometry and before Algebra II. Students in this course will apply
concepts typically covered in Algebra I and Geometry to solve meaningful real-world problems. In doing so,
they will reinforce their Algebra and Geometry skills. This course is designed for students who leave
Algebra I with an unstable foundation in algebraic thinking, this reinforcement helps to solidify their
mathematical understanding and empower them for success in Algebra II. Problems are presented with
the intent that students will explore data and generate a function rule to best model the situation. Once the
model is generated, students will apply their mathematical model to answer critical questions and solve
meaningful, relevant problems related to the context. This course is especially recommended for students
who have taken Algebra I-A, Algebra I-B, and informal Geometry and are college-bound.




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CALCULUS AB-AP

Grade Level:          12                          Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                        Credit Requirement:     Math Elective
Prerequisite:         Algebra I, Formal Geometry Algebra II, Pre-Calc & 3.500 CUM GPA or
                      above

                  Standard 1       Standard 2      Standard 3        Standard 4        Standard 5
 Standards         Number          Geometry       Measurement         Algebraic           Data
 Addressed       Operations &                                        Concepts &        Analysis &
                   Concepts                                         Relationships      Probability

In the calculus study, the student will be expected to solve problems analytically, algebraically, and
graphically. The course will include, but not be limited to, the study of limits, continuity, and the concept of
derivative. It will also include the study of antiderivatives, definite integrals, exponential and logarithmic
functions, and trigonometric functions, and how they apply to calculus. This is a rigorous course designed to
prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam. This course will follow the curriculum guidelines set
forth by the College Board.

COLLEGE PREP MATH

Grade Level:          11-12                          Credit:                        1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:            Math Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Algebra II

                 Standard 1        Standard 3       Standard 4       Standard 5
 Standards        Number          Measurement        Algebraic      Data Analysis
 Addressed      Operations &                       concepts and     & Probability
                  Concepts                         relationships

This course is designed to provide the upper level math student with an alternative to either Pre-Calculus or
Calculus. The first semester will emphasize problem solving with a strong Algebra II review, the study of
functions, inverse functions, composite functions, the absolute value function and quadratic functions.
Students will study matrices and how they can be used to solve systems of equations. The second semester
involves the study of probability, statistics, right triangle trigonometry, and exponential and logarithmic
functions as they relate to growth and decay functions. Throughout the entire course, graphing calculators
will be utilized.

CONSUMER MATH

Grade Level:          11-12                          Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:      YEAR                           Credit Requirement:     Math Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful completion /or concurrent enrollment of Algebra I, (Alg I-A and
                      Alg I-B) and Geometry (Formal or Informal)

                  Standard 1       Standard 2      Standard 3        Standard 4         Standard 5
 Standards         Number          Geometry       Measurement         Algebraic        Data Analysis
 Addressed       Operations &                                        Concepts &        & Probability
                   Concepts                                         Relationships

This course is designed to take students from basic math concepts to sophisticated financial strategies. The
material is presented in a personal, practical style that students instantly recognize as relevant in their lives.
Basic math skills upon which the rest of the course is built are reviewed. From there students go on to learn
about personal finance. This course is covers practical applications of math in every day life. Review of basic
Algebra and Geometry skills will also occur during second semester.




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FORMAL GEOMETRY

Grade Level:           9-12                           Credit:                         1.00
Course Duration:       YEAR                           Credit Requirement:             Geometry
Prerequisite:          Successful Completion of Algebra I

                Standard 2         Standard 3
 Standards      Geometry          Measurement
 Addressed

The emphasis of Geometry is the development of logical thinking through the use of inductive and deductive
proofs. The characteristics of various polygons and circles will be explored and expanded upon as the
students learn postulates and theorems associated with those shapes. Students will also work on everyday
applications of perimeters, areas, and volumes. The goals of the course are to develop proficiency in
mathematical skills, to expand understanding of mathematical concepts, and to improve logical thinking.

INFORMAL GEOMETRY

Grade Level:           11-12                          Credit:                         1.00
Course Duration:       YEAR                           Credit Requirement:             Geometry
Prerequisite:          Successful Completion of Algebra I-B

                Standard 2         Standard 3
 Standards      Geometry          Measurement
 Addressed

This course is designed for those students who took Algebra I-A/Algebra I-B. The emphasis of Geometry is
the development of logical thinking through the use of inductive and deductive proofs. The characteristics of
various polygons and circles will be explored and expanded upon as the students learn postulates and
theorems associated with those shapes. Students will also work on everyday applications of perimeters, areas,
and volumes. The goals of the course are to develop proficiency in mathematical skills, to expand
understanding of mathematical concepts, and to improve logical thinking.

PRE-CALCULUS

Grade Level:           11-12                               Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:       YEAR                                Credit Requirement:        Math Elective
Prerequisite:          Successful Completion of Algebra II

                    Standard 1      Standard 2      Standard 3         Standard 4
 Standards           Number         Geometry       Measurement          Algebraic
 Addressed         Operations &                                        Concepts &
                     Concepts                                         Relationships

Pre-Calculus is designed to provide the student with a rich background for college courses in calculus and
abstract algebra. It will aid the student in everyday problem solving with strong emphasis on the study of
functions. Several different classes of functions will be studied including polynomial, rational, and
transcendental functions. The student will be working with operations on functions, composition of functions,
graphs of functions, and transformation applied to graphs of functions.
Use of a graphing utility will NOT be optional. Use of a hand-held graphing calculator will allow the student
to focus on problem solving while building a deeper understanding of algebraic techniques.
This course will provide a solid intuitive foundation for Calculus and is the prerequisite for Calculus-B/AP.




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MISCELLANEOUS

ACADEMIC TUTOR

Grade Level:         11-12                       Credit:                          .50/1.00
Course Duration:     SEMESTER                    Credit Requirement:              General Elective
                     OR YEAR
Prerequisite:        3.25 CUM GPA or Above, and Administrative Approval

This course provides practical experience for students who are thinking about a career in teaching or any of
the helping professions. Students will receive training in the following areas: Understanding different
learning styles, communication styles, effective listening strategies, non-verbal communication, time
management, test taking strategies and study skills. Students will be assigned to different classes based on
the requests of teachers, and on the tutor’s area of strength. The course will be graded with a letter grade of
S or U.

Students interested in being an academic tutor should have good interpersonal skills and a desire to help
others. The course would be a nice addition to a senior resume’. This class is intended to supplement a
student’s schedule and may not be taken the same semester as an AOS class.

APPLIED OFFICE SKILLS (AOS)

Grade Level:         11-12                             Credit:                    .25/.50
Course Duration:     SEMESTER                          Credit Requirement:        General Elective
                     OR YEAR
Prerequisite:        Principal Approval

Applied Office Skills is a program for students who wish to practice a variety of office skills and/or assist
teachers. Students and teacher/supervisor must complete the AOS application form prior to registration
appointment. The AOS application form is available with each department chair. The course will be
graded with a letter grade of S or U.
Conditions: No more than 4 semesters of AOS during a high school career. Students are allowed only 1
AOS course per semester. Taking the AOS course is not automatic; it requires a contract between the
teacher/supervisor and student as well as parental/principal approval.

CONCURRENT-ENROLLMENT COURSES

Western Wyoming Community College provides a great opportunity for students to earn college credit
while taking a course in high school. Concurrent enrollment courses are courses taught by high school
faculty. The courses are courses that meet competencies/outcomes/standards that are equivalent to WWCC
College courses and high school teachers meet the standards of WWCC adjunct faculty. Courses taught at
the high school are in alignment with the college courses. Therefore, 3 college credits will be given to a
junior or senior student who has completed the concurrent application the high school teacher hands out at
the beginning of each concurrent class. Because it is a WWCC College course, the student will be graded
according to College standards and expectations. The students will receive a grade on a WWCC permanent
transcript and the high school transcript. Tuition for these classes is paid by Western Wyoming
Community College.

Remember that by choosing to enroll in this WWCC-sponsored class, you are a college student not a
high school senior. There is a difference!

GRHS has several departments that offer concurrent-enrollment classes.




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DUAL-ENROLLMENT COURSES

Green River High School and Western Wyoming Community College are proud to have formalized a
partnership designed to help high school Junior and Senior students with good academic standing, to jump
start their college career. Dual credit enrollment allows you to receive both high school and college credit.
There is no charge to the students for tuition, fees and books. Students participating in a dual enrollment
course will be required to complete a Distance Learning Plan.

Requirements to Participate:
    Minimum 3.25 cumulative G.P.A.
    Permission from your high school counselor and parent/guardian
    Completion of required paperwork through the GRHS Guidance Office
    Willingness to commit the time and energy to successfully complete college level courses
    Only two courses per semester will be allowed
    Maximum of 12 credits per year

Juniors will be first offered online classes with the preferred sequence of :
     CMAP 0910 Introduction to Online Learning (1)
     HMDV 1000 College Studies (2)
     Other online classes (3)

These courses will be offered as consecutive 8-week block courses. They are designed to prepare you for
the online learning environment and to enhance your study and learning skills for college level courses.
Visit with your guidance counselor at your scheduled registration time.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                            Credit Requirement:        English Elective
Prerequisite:        ELL Placement

The English Language Acquisition class provides the educational opportunity for at-risk students whose
first language is other than English. The ELA class will target academic language needs such as English
grammar, writing, speaking and reading skills needed to better comprehend and meet the content area
standards of all other Green River High School classes.
The goals for English Language Acquisition: Students listen and respond to information, read, speak, and
write the English language. These goals are met using a variety of sources for academic and social
purposes as indicated by the state English Language Development standards.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:     YEAR                            Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:        ELL Placement

Students are placed in the district English language Learner program, as a result of federally mandated
testing/identification procedures.
This course is designed to allow students more time to complete homework, exams, and prepare for
quizzes/tests in order to meet standards and proficiencies. Students are required to bring course work and
materials to class as needed. Depending upon student needs at any given time, the course work varies by
class.




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MENTORS

Grade Level:         10-12                            Credit:                   .25/.50
Course Duration:     SEMESTER                         Credit Requirement:       General Elective
                     OR YEAR
Prerequisite:        Principal Approval

Students enrolled in this class will be expected to teach monthly skill lessons to freshman and new students.
These lessons will be designed to help freshman with decision making, study skills, relationships, and
numerous other topics. The main focus will be to assist with helping freshman feel connected and safe.
Students will be required to attend 90% of the mentoring sessions. The course will be graded with a letter
grade of S or U.

RELIGIOUS-RELEASED TIME

Grade Level:         9-12                             Credit:                   None
Course Duration:     YEAR                             Credit Requirement:       None
Prerequisite:        None

Sweetwater County School District #2, as a matter of policy, permits students one class period of released
time for religious instruction. Consult your parents.

RESOURCE

In order to receive resource support services, a student must first participate in a Multi-Disciplinary Team
(MDT) evaluation. During the evaluation it is determined if the student qualifies for support programs. If the
student qualifies, an individualized educational plan (IEP) is developed to address the individual student's
strengths and weaknesses.
(Referral for evaluation must come from the Building Intervention Team (BIT). Forms for referral to this
team are available from any certified staff member.




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MUSIC/PERFORMING ARTS

CHORALE

Grade Level:          9-12                          Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:      Year                          Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:         Audition Only-Clothing Required: Men Tux Rental, Ladies Dress Rental

                    Standard 1                 Standard 2                   Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards       Creative expression        Aesthetic perception        Historical and cultural       Applications to life
Addressed       through production                                            context

Students may repeat this course for credit throughout their four years of high school. Those students wishing to
join at the start of second semester are required to audition to determine if placement is granted.

The GRHS Chorale is a 50 voice mixed ensemble (soprano, alto, tenor and bass), which performs several
different styles of music. The members of this ensemble receive instruction in vocal technique, vocal health,
music theory, and developing sight singing skills. Required performances for this group include: 1 concert per
quarter and district festival (spring of each school year).

CONCERT CHOIR

Grade Level:          9-12                             Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                    Standard 1                 Standard 2                   Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards       Creative expression        Aesthetic perception        Historical and cultural       Applications to life
Addressed       through production                                            context

No maximum limit to number of students enrolled
Students may repeat this course for credit throughout their four years of high school.
This is a non-auditioned choir, which sings many different styles of music. The members of this ensemble
receive instruction in vocal technique, vocal health, music theory, and developing sight singing skills. Required
performances for this group include: 1 concert per quarter.
GUITAR I

Grade Level:          9-12                          Credit:                  .50
Course Duration:      Semester                      Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:         Student must provide an acoustic guitar (Non-Electric) Class limited to 25
                      students.

                    Standard 1                 Standard 2                   Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards       Creative expression        Aesthetic perception        Historical and cultural       Applications to life
Addressed       through production                                            context

This course is designed for the beginning guitar student. Areas of instruction include: elementary music
theory, performance chords, note reading, and performance of rhythms, care and maintenance of the guitar.
Classical as well as contemporary techniques will be stressed. This course is only repeatable if previously
failed.




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GUITAR II

Grade Level:          9-12                            Credit:                    .50
Course Duration:      Semester                        Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         Student must provide an acoustic guitar. Successful completion of Guitar I.
                      Tune Guitar in 3 minutes or less. Class limited to 25 students.

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural       Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                           context

A continuation of the first semester, plus we add a few more things, such as two and three finger picking
techniques. We throw in a few barre chords, some duets, trios and quartets and anything else that will help us
improve our finger dexterity and playing. This course is not repeatable.

INDEPENDENT STUDY-MUSIC

Grade Level:          11-12                          Credit:                    .50
Course Duration:      Semester                       Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         Past Instrumental or Vocal Music Experience

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural       Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                           context

Students can repeat this course for credit throughout their junior and senior years of high school. Students
may join at semester.

Independent study will be geared for the music student seeking to pursue a collegiate degree and possibly
career in music. Students will be required to complete two projects during the course of the semester. Project
requirements will include, but not be limited to: conducting (to include score preparation, rehearsal
techniques, and the grammar of conducting), performance, composition, and research.

JAZZ BAND I

Grade Level:          9-12                            Credit:                 1.00
Course Duration:      Year                            Credit Requirement:     General Elective
Prerequisite:         Audition only; concurrently enrolled in Symphonic Band, or another musical
                      performing group, or except by instructor permission

                    Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                  Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural       Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                           context

Students can repeat this course for credit throughout their four years of high school. Students may not join
at semester, unless approved by instructor

Music of pop and jazz styles is predominant. Students will learn improvisation skills and theory, jazz
articulations, and jazz history. This class is limited to students who play trumpet, saxophone, trombone, trap
set, guitar, bass guitar and piano. Attendance at some evening and weekend performances is required.
Because only one student is assigned to a part, the student anticipating early graduation, or any other
reason that would prevent yearlong participation, is discouraged from taking this course.




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JAZZ BAND II

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:     Year                            Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:        Audition only; concurrently enrolled in Symphonic Band, or another musical
                     performing group, or except by instructor permission

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                   Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural        Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                           context

Students can repeat this course for credit throughout their four years of high school. Students may not join
at semester, unless approved by instructor.

Music of pop and jazz styles is predominant. Students will learn improvisation skills and theory, jazz
articulations, and jazz history. The class is limited to students who play trumpet, saxophone, trombone, trap
set, guitar, bass guitar and piano. Attendance at some evening and weekend performances is required.
Because only one student is assigned to a part, the student anticipating early graduation, or any other
reason that would prevent yearlong participation, is discouraged from taking this course.

SYMPHONIC BAND

Grade Level:         9-12                           Credit:                      1.25
Course Duration:     Year                           Credit Requirement:          General Elective
Prerequisite:        Past Instrumental Music Experience

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                   Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural        Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                           context

Students can repeat this course for credit throughout their four years of high school. Students may join at
semester.

This is a large instrumental group geared towards the development of instrumental music skills. All styles of
the concert band genre will be studied. This group performs in evening concerts and music festivals. This
group will function as a marching band unit in the fall and will form a pep band for home basketball games.
Evening and weekend performances are required during the pep band season. Marching Band will meet from
7:00-7:45 a.m. during 1st quarter. One-quarter (¼) credit will be granted for this extra time


THEATRE

Grade Level:         9-12                             Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:     Year                             Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:        Level I/No Prerequisite, Level II/Prerequisite: Level I, Level III/Prerequisite:
                     Level II, Level IV/Prerequisite: Level III

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                   Standard 4
Standards      Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural        Applications to life
Addressed      through production                                           context

This course is repeatable. Students in advanced levels may enter the next level if they have successfully
completed the prior level. 1st year students may NOT enter at semester. II, III, & IV year students may enter
at semester.




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Theatre I

This is an introductory class in the basic theatre skills and techniques. Units in technical theatre include
costume, set design, make-up, sound and lights. A component of Theatre History will be included in the two
semesters of curriculum.
Acting/performance scene work will include monologue and duet performances and dance.
Writing, memorization, hands-on building, and design processes are included in class work.
Attendance is an absolute must for performance related projects, and students with a problem attending class
are not encouraged to take this class.
Some entries for State Drama will be taken from the outstanding projects in the classes.

Theatre II, III, IV

This is an expansion of the basic theatre skills and techniques. Units in technical theatre include costume, set
design, make-up, sound and lights. A component of Theatre History will be included in the two semesters of
curriculum. Acting/performance scene work will include: monologue and duet performances, dance, and
possibly one act plays. Puppetry and clowning may be included as time permits.
Writing, memorization, hands on building, and design processes are included in class work.
Attendance is an absolute must for performance related projects, and students with a problem attending class
are not encouraged to take this class.
Some entries for State Drama will be taken from the outstanding projects in the classes.
Wyoming State Drama Competition: Each December, GRHS participates in the Wyoming High School
State Drama Competition. Student Thespians from across the state enter this competition. There are many
categories students can enter ranging from acting to technical theatre.
Scholarship competitions are part of this event.
Extra Curricular Drama: A fall play, state drama one acts, and the spring musical will be produced during
extracurricular activities. Tryouts for these events are open to any GRHS student.

THEATRE- INDEPENDENT STUDY

Grade Level:          11-12                           Credit:              1.00
Course Duration:      Year                            Credit Requirement:  General Elective
Prerequisite:         Minimum of beginning and 1 advanced level theatre class, all successfully
                      completed, and application for admission

                    Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                 Standard 4
Standards       Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural      Applications to life
Addressed       through production                                           context

This class is intended to allow a very select group of theatre students the opportunity to pursue individual
investigations into theatrical arts. Students approved for this class will have demonstrated the ability to work
without constant supervision and show a strong interest in producing quality work. In addition to completing
an application for the class, those accepted will complete a contract with their instructor each semester.
This course may be repeated for credit up to two years. Students who meet the prerequisites may enter the
class either fall or spring semesters.

THE TRITONES

Grade Level:          9-12                           Credit:                1.00
Course Duration:      Year                           Credit Requirement:    General Elective
Prerequisite:         Audition only & concurrent enrollment in Chorale or Concert Choir, except
                      with instructor permission Clothing Requirement: Men Tux Rental, Ladies
                      Dress Rental

                    Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3                 Standard 4
Standards       Creative expression        Aesthetic perception       Historical and cultural      Applications to life
Addressed       through production                                           context



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Students can repeat this course for credit throughout their four years of high school. Students may not join at
semester, unless approved by instructor.

The Tritones – This group needs singers who don’t mind being heard. Auditioned ensemble of 16 voices.
Equal parts: ( 4 Soprano, 4 Alto, 4 Tenor, and 4 Bass ). This ensemble requires outstanding vocalists, who are
not inhibited in showing off their vocal abilities. Members of this ensemble will learn jazz articulations,
harmonies, improvisation techniques, microphone techniques, and sound system set-up, as well as developing
the singing voice and advanced music reading skills. There will also be some choreography involved.
Members are required to perform in one concert per quarter, perform at district festival, and audition for All-
State (as members of the large ensemble and as soloists/small ensembles.)

Extra Curricular Music Activities

District Clinic – (WHSAA sanctioned – week 20) Every November, approximately 90 instrumentalists and
140 vocalists from the South Big Horn Basin (Green River, Rock Springs, Lander, Riverton, Dubois,
Shoshoni, Baggs, and Rawlins) come together to rehearse with a guest clinician for two days. During this
two-day event, the students are introduced to new rehearsal techniques and new music, as well as reinforcing
previously learned instrumental and vocal techniques. Membership in these large ensembles is left to the
discretion of the directors from each school. Students must be members in good standing in their respective
performing groups.

Wyoming All-State Music – (WHSAA sanctioned – week 18 auditions, week 29 conference) Each year,
orchestra, instrumental and vocal students from the state of Wyoming gather at a pre-determined festival site
and rehearse with a guest clinician during the Wyoming All-State Music Conference. Students have the
opportunity to work with nationally and internationally renowned music educators/conductors. Membership
in these ensembles is by audition only, the WMEA State Choral, Orchestral or Instrumental Vice-President
making the final selections. Students must be members in good standing of their respective performing
groups in order to audition.

MENC All-Northwest/ACDA All-Northwest-Every two years the Music Educators National Conference or
the American Choral Directors Association hosts a regional conference for their members from the states of
Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. These conferences are typically held in
Washington or Oregon. Students have the opportunity to participate as members of the Northwest Honor
Choirs or Bands or Orchestras. Membership in these performing ensembles is by audition only, with the
audition materials being screened by the state chairman to determine if the student’s name will be sent to the
regional selection chairman. Students must be members in good standing of their respective performing
groups to audition.

Spring Musical – May be offered by the music department, theatre department and instrumental departments
who join together to present a spring musical. Any student enrolled in GRHS is eligible to participate in this
event.




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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

HEALTH

Grade Level:         10                              Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:       Health
Prerequisite:        None

              Standard 1      Standard 2    Standard 3        Standard 4       Standard 5       Standard 6      Standard 7
Standards       Health        Accessing        Self           Influence of    Interpersonal        Goal         Advocating
Addressed     promotion         health      management           culture,    communication      setting and     for health
              and disease    information,                      media, and                        decision
              prevention       products,                       technology                         making
                             and services                                                          skills

Students will learn the value of practicing personal health behaviors and proven methods of disease
prevention. They will learn that knowledge is power and will gain valuable insights regarding community
health, nutrition and fitness. They will also learn the effect alcohol, tobacco, and drugs have on personal
development and the role personal responsibility plays in developing a healthy life.
     Students will build such health skills as decision making, goal setting, building self-
     esteem, communication, refusal skills, and conflict resolution.
     Students will learn to utilize a six-step decision-making process that presents real life
     situations.
     Students will use actual interviews to examine how teens have successfully dealt with
     adverse situations.
     Students will complete personal health inventories and notebooks will be required.

LIFETIME ACTIVITIES AND FITNESS

Grade Level:         9-12                            Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:     Year                            Credit Requirement:       P.E. Elective
Prerequisite:        None

                   Standard 1                 Standard 2                  Standard 3
Standards                                                             Personal and Social
                   Movement                     Fitness
Addressed                                                                  Behavior

Students will learn isolated skills in order to apply them to various individual and dual fitness activities.
Activities include, but are not limited to, hiking, biking, tennis, recreation center, cross-country skiing,
swimming, climbing, and others. A minimal amount of team sports will also be included. Fitness days
alternate with activity days throughout the year. Some field trips are planned, including
skiing/snowboarding and archery (outside activities will depend on snow and weather conditions).
Participation is required in all indoor and outdoor activities and students are expected to be prepared on a
daily basis. Students will test and monitor fitness levels for goal setting. A fitness folder, class lectures
and written work are also included. A personal fitness plan will be required. This course will address the 3
State Standards in Physical Education and give students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in this
content area.

Some minimal fees may be required for outside facility use.




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STRENGTH TRAINING/HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Grade Level:            9-12                           Credit:                           1.00
Course Duration:        Year                           Credit Requirement:               P.E. Elective
Prerequisite:           Maintain a B average to re-enroll

                      Standard 1                    Standard 2                    Standard 3
Standards                                                                     Personal and Social
                      Movement                         Fitness
Addressed                                                                          Behavior

This course will provide students the understanding of developing and maintaining a healthy
lifestyle. Correct lifting and spotting techniques will be a priority. All periodization cycles
(training programs) will be individualized based on student’s specific needs. A notebook is
required for small lectures throughout the semester/year dealing with physiology, hygiene,
nutrition, supplements, substance abuse, diet fads and trends that are pertinent to living a
healthy, productive and wholesome lifestyle. This class may be repeated for full credit each
year. Students may not enroll in a second semester without previously having had a first
semester of instruction. A B average in previous semester of Strength Training class is
required in order to re-enroll. This course addresses the 3 State Standards in Physical
Education and will give students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in this content
area.

TEAM SPORTS AND FITNESS

Grade Level:            9-12                                Credit:                      1.00
Course Duration:        Year                                Credit Requirement:          P.E. Elective
Prerequisite:           None

                      Standard 1                    Standard 2                    Standard 3
Standards                                                                     Personal and Social
                      Movement                         Fitness
Addressed                                                                          Behavior

Students will learn isolated skills in order to apply them to various team and dual sports. Activities include, but are not
limited to, tennis, football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey, badminton, pickleball, lacrosse, soccer, softball
and rugby. Fitness days alternate with activity days throughout the year. Some field trips are planned, including
skiing/snowboarding and archery (outside activites will depend on snow and weather conditions). Participation is
required in all indoor and outdoor activities and students are expected to be prepared on a daily basis. Students will test
and monitor fitness levels for goal setting. A fitness folder, class lectures and written work are also included. A
personal fitness plan will be required. This course will address the 3 State Standards in Physical Education and give
students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in this content area.

**Some minimal fees may be required for outside facility use.

WELLNESS FOR LIFE

Grade Level:            11-12                               Credit:                      .50
Course Duration:        Semester                            Credit Requirement:          General Elective
Prerequisite:           None

                Standard 1        Standard 2      Standard 3         Standard 4         Standard 5          Standard 6        Standard 7
Standards         Health          Accessing          Self            Influence of      Interpersonal           Goal           Advocating
Addressed       promotion           health        management            culture,      communication         setting and       for health
                and disease      information,                         media, and                             decision
                prevention         products,                          technology                              making
                                 and services                                                                  skills

To achieve a high quality of life, a person cannot concentrate on only one aspect of health. Instead, we
must strive to improve all aspects of health, physical, mental/emotional, and social. In this class, students
will expand their understanding of personal health behaviors and proven methods of disease prevention.
They will gain valuable insights into trends and resources regarding healthy lifestyles. They will also
address the importance of developing personal responsibility with regard to leading a quality life as an
adult.

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SCIENCE

Three Carnegie units of credit in science are required. All students must successfully earn one credit in
Standard Physical Science and one credit in Standard Biology. The third credit will be earned by the
completion of a science elective.

CHEMISTRY

Grade Level:         10-12                          Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:     Year                           Credit Requirement:       Science Elective
Prerequisite:        Successful Completion of Algebra I

                    Standard 2
Standard
                Science as Inquiry
Addressed

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic chemical principles. Topics covered will include
metric measurements, data analysis, problem solving techniques, matter, atomic structure, the periodic
table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter, acids and bases, and organic chemistry.
Lecture, group activities, research, laboratory investigation, and applications through problems are used to
help the student better understand the topics covered. This is a college prep class designed to prepare
students for introductory classes in degrees of science, math, the medical field, and engineering programs.
Students will also be required to complete an independent lab-based project designed to meet the Wyoming
State Standard – Science as Inquiry.

CHEMISTRY-AP

Grade Level:         11-12                      Credit:                1.00
Course Duration:     Year                       Credit Requirement:    Science Elective
Prerequisite:        3.5 CUM GPA or above and successful completion of Pre-Calculus or
                     concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus and successful completion of
                     Chemistry

                    Standard 2
Standard
                Science as Inquiry
Addressed

The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course taken during the
first college year. Students will attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and competence in solving
chemical problems. This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Chemistry
exam offered by the AP College Board. The course will follow the curriculum guidelines set forth by the
AP College Board and topics will include structure of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, and
descriptive chemistry. Extensive lab experiences will also be provided. Students will also be required to
complete an independent lab-based project designed to meet the Wyoming State Standard – Science as
Inquiry.

This course may be offered in alternating years. This course will alternate with Physics B-AP and
will not be offered in the 2010-11 school year.




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COLLEGE PREP BIOLOGY

Grade Level:          11-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:        Science Elective
Prerequisite:         3.00 CUM GPA or above

                     Standard 2
Standard
                 Science as Inquiry
Addressed

This class directly involves students in biology. The class includes field trips to gather data and includes
several projects, in which the students work with the Wyoming Game and Fish department gathering data.
This course in biology presupposes certain biological knowledge on the part of the student. This course will
not re-teach the basic objectives covered in sophomore biology. The students will learn how to gather data,
utilize literature, and to develop experiments and ideas while investigating biological phenomena. This course
will utilize several AP biology labs. Students will be involved in field research. This course will use a variety
of textbooks and on-line sources of information. The goal of this course is to ensure success in college
biology classes. Students will also be required to complete an independent lab-based project designed to
meet the Wyoming State Standard – Science as Inquiry

GEOLOGY

Grade Level:          11-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:        Science Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                     Standard 2
Standard
                 Science as Inquiry
Addressed

This course will develop an understanding of the field of geology and geological processes that have shaped
the planet earth. Textbooks will be used throughout this course. We will also use a Physical Geology lab
book with real maps and data to help students understand the processes that have shaped our world. It is
hoped that the students will gain an awareness of their surroundings, and they will see an ever-changing earth
created by these fascinating geologic processes. Topics include the origin of the universe, geologic time
supported by fossil evidence, study of the geologic processes that have created mountains, volcanoes,
earthquakes, glacial valleys, oceans, and deserts. During this course we will look at man’s impact on the
planet and also discuss how geologic processes impact man. Since we live in an environment rich in geologic
evidence we will take field trips to observe the geology of this area. Students will also be required to
complete an independent lab-based project designed to meet the Wyoming State Standard – Science as
Inquiry

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Grade Level:          11-12                            Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:        Science Elective
Prerequisite:         3.00 CUM GPA or above

                     Standard 2
Standard
                 Science as Inquiry
Addressed

This course presents the fundamentals of body structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) for students
interested in health care and associated fields such as Medicine, Massage Therapy, Athletic Trainer, EMT/Fire
Science, Dental Assistant, Exercise Physiologist, Surgical Technologist, Respiratory Therapy, Veterinarian,
Chiropractic Medicine, Nursing, Biology, Pharmacy, Scientific Illustration and many others. Course work
will include many hands on activities, such as dissection of various organs and tissues. Field trips may be
taken, one of which will be to the Wyoming Health Care Consortium to explore career choices. Speakers will
be invited to the class based on student interest. This is a college preparatory class and should only be taken
by the serious student. Successful completion of this course should ensure success in college health care

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courses. Students will also be required to complete an independent lab-based project designed to meet the
Wyoming State Standard – Science as Inquiry

PHYSICS

Grade Level:          10-12                          Credit:                      1.00
Course Duration:      Year                           Credit Requirement:          Science Elective
Prerequisite:         Successful Completion of Algebra II

                     Standard 2
Standard
                 Science as Inquiry
Addressed

This course is designed to familiarize the college-bound student with some of the basic concepts of physics.
Topics include: motion, force, conservation laws, vibration and waves, electricity and heat. Every effort is
made to relate the ideas and techniques of physics to real world meanings. Problem solving and practical
applications are a vital part of this course. This is a college prep course. Students will also be required to
complete an independent lab- based project designed to meet the Wyoming State Standard – Science as
Inquiry

PHYSICS B-AP

Grade Level:          11-12                          Credit:             1.00
Course Duration:      Year                           Credit Requirement: Science Elective
Prerequisite:         3.500 CUM GPA or above and Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or
                      concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus

                     Standard 2
Standards
                 Science as Inquiry
Addressed

This course is designed for the advanced math/science student who wishes to study the concepts of physics.
Topics will be similar to the topics in Physics, but in greater depth and intensity. This class is a highly
competitive academic course.
Students will also be required to complete an independent lab-based project designed to meet the Wyoming
State Standards.
This course may be offered in alternating years. This course will alternate with Chemistry-AP.

STANDARDS BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Grade Level:          10                               Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:        Biology
Prerequisite:         None

                    Standard 1                  Standard 2                  Standard 3
Standards                                                              History and nature of
Addressed     Concepts and Processes        Science as Inquiry        science in personal and
                                                                          social decisions

This class will address the basic concepts of biology. The student will utilize a variety of techniques including
investigations and inquiry, as well as class discussions on the concepts. The course will address ecosystems,
components of living systems, continuity of life, genetic principles and heredity, change in organisms and
species, disease and personal wellness. Historical overviews will be provided, where appropriate. Students
will also be required to complete an independent lab-based project designed to meet the Wyoming State
Standard – Science as Inquiry




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STANDARDS PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Grade Level:          9                                Credit:                   1.00
Course Duration:      Year                             Credit Requirement:       Physical Science
Prerequisite:         None

                    Standard 1                  Standard 2                 Standard 3
Standards                                                             History and nature of
Addressed    Concepts and Processes         Science as Inquiry       science in personal and
                                                                         social decisions

This class will address the basic concepts of physical science. The student will utilize a variety of techniques
including investigations and inquiry, as well as class discussions on the concepts. The course will address
laws of motion, definitions of work, power and energy, law of conservation of mass/energy, physical and
chemical changes, atomic theory, ionic and covalent bonds, basic chemical reactions, geochemical processes
and cosmology. Historical overviews will be provided, where appropriate. Students will also be required to
complete an independent lab- based project designed to meet the Wyoming State Standard – Science as
Inquiry




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SOCIAL STUDIES

ECONOMICS

Grade Level:            9                            Credit:                  .50
Course Duration:        Semester                     Credit Requirement:      Economics
Prerequisite:           None

                     Standard 3               Standard 5
Standards       Production, distribution   People, places and
Addressed          and consumption           environments

Economics is a one-semester social studies course that is required for graduation from Green River High
School. The course is focused upon the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Students will effectively compare and analyze the major market systems. Through classroom discussion
and different problem solving processes, students will provide creative personal solutions to economic
problems. Throughout the semester, students will be focusing on microeconomic and macroeconomic
issues. Students will be required to show proficiency through the completion of two state standards
projects. This course may be repeated to show proficiency on Wyoming state standards projects.
Economics may be offered to seniors who enter SCSD #2 as transfer students as an independent study.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-UNITED STATES-AP

Grade Level:            11-12                        Credit:                  1
Course Duration:        Year                         Credit Requirement:      Senior
                                                                              Government/General
                                                                              Elective
Prerequisite:           Successful completion of prior social studies and a 3.500 CUM GPA or
                        above

                       Standard 1
Standard        Citizenship, government
Addressed            and democracy

This class is an introduction to the American government system. The course is a college level course that
requires college level discussion and reading. The semester concentrates on the origins of government, the
development of the U.S. constitution, participation in government, the working of the legislative, judicial
and executive branches of government, and the importance of our civil liberties and civil rights. The first
semester course of study will parallel that of the senior government class. The second semester will
concentrate on preparation for the state ―We the People” competition and hopefully the national
competition as well. Other topics may include making of government policy and comparative world
government.       This course is geared for the college bound senior and will follow the AP
Government/Politics curriculum through the AP College Board. This course will give students an analytical
perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course may not be repeated. If a student
fails the first semester they should sign up for senior government in the second semester. Students will be
required to show proficiency through two projects.




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PSYCHOLOGY I

Grade Level:            10-12                         Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:        Semester                      Credit Requirement:       General Elective
Prerequisite:           None

                     Standard 3
Standard        Production, distribution
Addressed          and consumption

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students will examine principles that
have the potential to enrich their experiences. Students will apply psychology’s goals of predicting,
describing, explaining and controlling behaviors through a variety of case studies. Students will discover
the power of classical and operant conditioning. Personal portfolio will be created with examples of
learning styles, personality types, multiple intelligences and problem solving strategies. The successful
psychology student will apply current genetic research to a variety of topics and apply this data to public
policy. Student will complete a research paper on the economic and societal costs of mental illness. This
project will be used to assess student proficiency and applied to Wyoming State Standard Consumption,
Distribution and Productions of Goods and Services.

PSYCHOLOGY II

Grade Level:            10-12                          Credit:                  .50
Course Duration:        Semester                       Credit Requirement:      General Elective
Prerequisite:           Successful completion of Psychology I

                      Standard 2
Standard          Culture and cultural
Addressed              diversity

This course explores mental health, adjustments and breakdown. The successful student will examine the
physical and psychological aspects of mental health. Students will identify sources of stress and investigate
the causes of breakdown and mental illness. Students will note the traits of resilience and how these impact
the individual. The psychology II student will research what is normal and abnormal behavior and how
these influence an individual’s quality of life. The psychology II student will examine world leaders and
apply their experiences to the ―principles of psychology‖ to the unique historical record. This project will
be used to assess student proficiency and applied to Wyoming State Standard Culture and Cultural
Diversity.

SENIOR GOVERNMENT

Grade Level:            12                            Credit:                   .50
Course Duration:        Semester                      Credit Requirement:       Senior
                                                                                Government
Prerequisite:           None

                       Standard 1
Standard        Citizenship, government
Addressed       and democracy

This class is an introduction to the American government system. The course concentrates on the origins
of government, the development of the U.S. constitution, participation in government, the workings of the
legislative, judicial and the executive branches of government, and the importance of our civil liberties and
civil rights. Students will also examine the nature of state and local government and their complexities.
This class may only be repeated if failed. Two projects will be used to assess student proficiency.




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SOCIOLOGY


Grade Level:          10-12                           Credit:                    .50
Course Duration:      Semester                        Credit Requirement:        General Elective
Prerequisite:         None

                    Standard 2
Standard     Culture and culture
Addressed    diversity

This course is designed to introduce students to sociology with an emphasis on developing a sociological
imagination. Students will examine and apply theories to important concepts in the study of sociology.
Topics to be covered in the course include: the sociological point of view, cultural diversity, cultural
conformity and adaptation, types of societies, socialization of the individual, adolescence, deviance and
social control, social stratification, gender, age, and health, collective behavior and social movements. The
successful sociological student will participate in class discussions, complete writing assessments, and
demonstrate proficiency on a research project. This course cannot be repeated for credit.

UNITED STATES HISTORY

Grade Level:          11                              Credit:                    1.00
Course Duration:      Year                            Credit Requirement:        U. S. History
Prerequisite:         None

                   Standard 4
Standard     Time, continuity, and
Addressed    change

This class is a survey of United States history from the end of the civil war reconstruction (1877) through the
decade of the 1970’s. The class will provide a detailed focus on the events, politics and culture that impacted
and continue to impact the United States today. The first semester will focus on events from Reconstruction
through World War II while the second semester will cover the Cold War years from 1945 through the decade
of the 1970’s. Students will complete one state standard assessment each semester along with a current event
portfolio due at the end of the year.

UNITED STATES HISTORY–AP

Grade Level:          11-12                         Credit:                  1.00
Course Duration:      Year                          Credit Requirement:      U. S. History
Prerequisite:         Successful completion of prior social studies and a 3.500 CUM GPA or
                      above

                   Standard 4
Standard     Time, continuity, and
Addressed    change

This course covers major themes in US History from colonization to present day. Throughout the course,
the students will examine the social, political, and economic issues of the United States. The first semester
concentrates on the New World beginnings to the Civil War. The second semester concentrates on
Reconstruction to the present day. The students will show how these major themes have impacted the
United States throughout history. This course is geared for the college bound student and will follow the
rigorous curriculum of the AP College Board. At the end of the course, the students will be highly
encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement test in US History. This course may not be
repeated for credit. Students will be required to show proficiency through three projects.




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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Grade Level:         9                               Credit:                    .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:        World Geography
Prerequisite:        None

               Standard 1          Standard 2     Standard 3      Standard 4       Standard 5
Standards      Citizenship,        Culture and    Production,        Time,        People, places
Addressed    government and          cultural     distribution    continuity,          and
               democracy            diversity         and         and change      environments
                                                 consumption

Geography is a one-semester social studies course required for graduation. The course emphasizes people,
places and environments. Selected continents are studied in relation to the five themes of geography.
Course work includes the study of: Europe, Middle East, East Asia and South Asia. The successful student
will complete two projects during this course to demonstrate proficiency on state standards. This course is
repeatable only for state standard requirements.

WORLD HISTORY

Grade Level:         10                              Credit:                    .50
Course Duration:     Semester                        Credit Requirement:        World History
Prerequisite:        None

                    Standard 2
Standards    Culture and culture
Addressed    diversity

This course will address a chronological study of world history from the Ancient Greeks through the
Renaissance. We also will study the different contributions earlier cultures have made to the world we live
in today including: the development of city-states, government, religion, and art. Students will be
expected to complete two projects during the semester to show proficiency on state standards. This course
is repeatable only for state standard requirements.




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