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F.U.S.D Junior Course
    Descriptions
    NCAA REQUIREMENTS
    Before an athlete can play a sport or receive an athletic scholarship at a Division I or II
    college, he/she must meet the specific academic criteria as set forth by the NCAA. Students
    must have at least a 2.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) in 16 core courses. A student must also
    achieve a minimum combined ACT score on the ACT/SAT, depending upon the student’s
    GPA. To be eligible at a Division I school, the student with a minimum GPA will need a
    higher test score and the student with a minimum test score will need a higher GPA, based
    upon the Initial Eligibility Index.

    Students must take specific courses in order to meet NCAA eligibility requirements. These
    include a certain number of college preparatory English, science, social studies, and math
    courses with at least one year of algebra and geometry. Because the NCAA has such specific
    requirements, and because these requirements can be confusing, it is very important that
    athletes meet with their guidance counselors in the ninth grade to obtain information on all
    of the NCAA requirements. At this time, athletes also need to make certain that their ECAP’s
    include courses that will satisfy NCAA requirements.

    Athletes should take the ACT or the SAT no later than the spring of their junior year in order
    to have time to retake them if necessary. Athletes also need to complete an NCAA
    Clearinghouse Students Release Form after the junior year in order to initiate the eligibility
    process.




    About Advanced Placement
    Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Each year,
    students around the world who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students.
    Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement,
    stand out in the admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring
    teachers in the world.

    Why Participate?

    With more than 30 courses and exams across multiple subject areas, AP offers something for
    everyone. Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

    Earn College Credit and Advanced Placement

           Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP
      Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for
      qualifying scores.

          Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or
      study abroad.

          Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of
      your college years.

    Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

          Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.

          Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.

          Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
    Gain Skills that Will Help You Succeed in College

           Get a head start on college-level work.

           Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.

           Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

    Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

         Be part of a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and
      committed to academic excellence

          Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and
      persuasively

         Take courses that are developed by leading professors to reflect the level of learning
      happening at colleges throughout the country

    How Do I Enroll?

    Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll.

          Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take.
      Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.

           If you are a homeschooled student or attend a school that doesn't offer AP, you can still
      participate. Each year hundreds of students participate through independent study. Some states
      even sponsor online AP courses.




    Dual Enrollment Courses
    Dual enrollment courses are high school courses that also allow students to earn both high
    school and CCC college credits. These courses are taught at the high school, during the high
    school day, by high school teachers.

    Students enrolled in dual enrollment courses will receive CCC credit and an official CCC transcript
    upon satisfactory completion of their class.

    In order to receive the CCC credit, they must be officially enrolled with the college, while in high
    school. There are NO fees or tuition required.

    Dual enrollment is based upon teacher availability and student interest.

    To learn how CCC courses transfer to other AZ community colleges and universities, visit AZ
    Transfer.

    More information about Dual Enrollment at CCC is available in the Dual Enrollment Handbook.

    http://www.coconino.edu/academics/career/highschool/Pages/TechPrep.aspx
CAVIAT Central Programs at CCC
       Visit www.CAVIAT.org for more information.


Program Overview

The Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology (CAVIAT) has partnered with
CCC and Flagstaff Unified School District schools to provide co-enrollment classes for high school
juniors and seniors at no cost to students. The CAVIAT Co-Enrollment programs are two-year
programs designed for high school juniors. These courses are offered from 1:00 pm to 4:00 at
the CCC Flagstaff campuses.

Programs Offered

      Computer Networking
       The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Network Engineering is designed to prepare
       students for Information Technology positions requiring hands-on technical networking skills
       that support home and small to medium size businesses.
      Education Professions
       This program of study is designed for students planning to transfer to an Elementary
       Education bachelor’s degree program at any Arizona public university and requires a
       minimum of 60 credits.
      Electrical Technology
       Upon successful completion of this 1 year program of study, students will have obtained
       their Electrical Level 1 and Level II NCCER (National Center for Construction Education
       and Research) certification. This is a nationally accepted certification. Students will be
       eligible to begin their apprenticeship after high school graduation with local electrical
       contractors who are anxious to work with our graduating students.
      Law Enforcement
       The Law Enforcement program will prepare you to for a variety of law enforcement
       services, corrections, juvenile detention, private security and investigative careers. This
       program leads to both an Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts Degree in
       Administration of Justice.
      Medical Assistant
       The Medical Assistant degree program prepares students for the varied and expanded
       responsibilities involved in working within medical offices today. Students will receive
       training in numerous areas, which will give them a complete understanding of the
       intricate workings within today’s medical businesses. Graduates will have the skills
       necessary to obtain a position as a medical assistant that will be able to perform
       numerous duties in both the front and back office. Additionally, graduates from the
       degree program will have training in writing, mathematics and additional subject areas.
      Nursing Services - Certified Nursing Assistant
       The nursing assistant program prepares students to work in the health care industry in
       places such as Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices, Nursing Homes, Assisted Care Facilities, and
       Home Health Care. This certificate is designed for students seeking an introduction to
       nursing assisting and the basic skills required for computations, documenting, team
       collaboration, communication, and client advocacy in the health care setting. It will
       enhance the knowledge and skills base of care takers already in the workplace. Prepares
       students for entry level employment in acute care, long term care, and assisted living
       settings.
      Pre-Nursing
       The nursing prerequisite program assists students in completing the prerequisites to
       qualify for the nursing program. Coconino Community College and other Arizona
       community colleges currently offer a nursing program, but there is a block of courses that
       must be taken before student applications are even considered How to Register
   1. Apply for CCC Admissions if you have not done so already Complete Special Admissions -
      Concurrent High School Enrollment Form

       *Make sure both a parent and your high school counselor sign the form*

   2. Complete one of the CAVIAT Program application forms which are available from any of
      the CAVIAT Counselors.
   3. Take your completed materials to the CAVIAT Counselor at your high school:
          o Carlos Morales, Flagstaff High School
          o Donna Lyons, Coconino High School
          o Steve Floyd, Sinagua High School

Cost

All CAVIAT CCC Co-enrollment programs are free to students. CAVIAT pays the cost for tuition,
fees, textbooks and provides transportation between the high school and college campuses.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided through FUSD buses from the high schools to the CCC campuses.
Students driving their own cars will have to pay for a CCC parking permit .

Contact Information

Advising questions - John Henneberg, CCC Career Services Coordinator -
john.henneberg@coconino.edu or 928-226-4316. Office Location: Inside the Student Lounge,
Lone Tree Campus

Registration questions - Liz Gallegos, CCCRegistrar - liz.gallegos@coconino.edu or 928-226-
4228

Program questions - Christine Mayer, CAVIAT CTE Program Coordinator - cmayer@cavait.org
or 928-853-4703
http://www.coconino.edu/academics/career/highschool/Pages/TechPrep.aspx
Class of 2012
                                      Graduation Requirements
                                   *summary of Arizona’s minimum course of study
                              http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/title_07/7-02.htm




English                   4 credits

Math                      3 credits

Science           2 credits

Social Studies            3 credits

CTE/ITE/Fine Arts         1credit

Personal Fitness          1 credit

The rest of your credits will be considered Electives.

PE
CAVIAT Central Programs
Electives

Total Credits             24 (per FUSD approval of a 6 period day)

         If you were a transfer student, please see your counselor for more information.
         For college bound students, the 16 core requirements remain the same.
                                    Flagstaff Unified School District
                                       4-Year Educational Plan
Name: ________________________________            Student ID #: _________________________
                                                Counselor:                     Grade:
Date: ____________________                      _________________              ____________

               FRESHMAN                                            SOPHOMORE
Fall Semester            Spring Semester          Fall Semester                  Spring Semester




                  JUNIOR                                              SENIOR
Fall Semester          Spring Semester            Fall Semester                  Spring Semester




FUSD Graduation Requirements Class of
2012

Curriculum Subject            Minimum Credits       College Bound Credits

English                              4                           4
Mathematics                          3                           4                 Recommended
Science                              2                    3 (Lab Science)         Testing Schedule
Social Studies                       3                            3
P.E./Health                          1                            1              9th Grade
Fine Art/Vocational                  1                    1 (Fine Art Only)          Standford 10
Foreign Language                     0                            2              10th Grade
Electives                           10                            6              PSAT, PLAN, AIMS
Total Credits                       24                           24              11th Grade
* 28 total possible credits                                                        PSAT, SAT/ACT
                                                                                  AP Exams, ASVAB
                                                                                 12th Grade
                                                                                   SAT/ACT, SAT II,
                                                                                      AP Exams
College/University Requirements:
Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, College Algebra, H Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus I
English: English 9, English 10, English 11, College Prep English 12
Lab Science: Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Environmental Science
Social Studies: World History/Geography, U.S. History, American Government/Free Enterprise
Fine Art: Art, Ceramics, Choir, Band, Theatre Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Ballroom Dance
Foreign Language: Spanish, French, Navajo, Sign Language ** 3 years preferred in same language

Parent Signature: __________________________________________
Date: ____________________
                                        Fee Schedule
The Fee schedule is currently under construction,
for further questions regarding a class fee please
call the School’s bookstore;

Flagstaff High School – 773-8144
Coconino High School – 773-8244
Sinagua High School – 527-5540
Course     Course Name                                           Fee   Course     Course Name...................................... Fee
Student Activities Discount Plan (Optional Fee) . 25.00                CTE 2611 Woods I............................................. 25.00
Art 2110 High School Art I ............................. 20.00         CTE 2612 Woods II ........................................... 30.00
Art 2211 Drawing/Painting - All classes ......... 20.00                CTE 2620 Cabinet Making/Mill ........................ 30.00
Art 2221 Sculpture/Ceramics - All classes ...... 20.00                 CTE 2650 Building Maintenance Fall ............... 30.00
Art 2410 Jewelry ............................................. 20.00   CTE 2655 Building Maintenance Spring........... 30.00
Thrt 2200 Drama I & II ..................................... 15.00     CTE 2660 Home Maintenance .......................... 25.00
CIT Eng CIT Engineering I & II ..................... 25.00             CTE 2710 Power Mechanics/Intro to Auto........ 25.00
CIT Sci     Chemistry/Physics/Biology .............. 15.00             CTE 2721 Automotive Technology I F&S ........ 40.00
CTE 2206 Intro to Culinary Arts ....................... 50.00          CTE 2731 Automotive Technology II F&S ....... 40.00
CTE 2207 Intro to Baking ................................. 50.00       CTE 2741 Automotive Technology III F&S ..... 40.00
CTE 2208 Culinary Arts I .................................. 50.00      CTE 2810 Basic Electronics.................. ............ 25.00
CTE 2209 Culinary Arts II................................. 50.00       CTE 2820 Applied Electronics .......................... 30.00
CTE 2010 Word Processing............................... 25.00          CTE 2830 Advanced Electronics F&S .............. 20.00
CTE 2150 Accounting I ..................................... 25.00      CTE 2920 Orientation to Health Careers........... 25.00
CTE 2152 Accounting II *TP ............................ 25.00          CTE 2910 Athletic Training/Sports Med........... 25.00
CTE 2330 Cisco 1A ........................................... 25.00    Mus 2110* Beginning Band ...................... 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2335 Cisco 1B ........................................... 25.00    Mus 2100* Marching Band ....................... 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2340 Cisco II *TP...................................... 25.00      Mus 2130* Percussion............................... 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2410 Drafting I .......................................... 25.00   Mus 2200* Orchestra ................................ 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2445 CAD, Manufacturing & Design I .... 25.00                      Mus 2315* Men’s Choir ............................ 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2446 CAD, Manufacturing & Design II... 25.00                       Mus 2321* Women’s Choir....................... 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2490 Fabrication Design & Auto Fusion... 25.00                     Mus 2322* Women’s Chamber Ensemble 35.00 + AIA
CTE 2511 Metals I............................................. 30.00   Mus 2335* Concert Choir ......................... 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2512 Metals II .......................................... .30.00   Mus 2340* Chamber Singers .................... 35.00 +AIA
CTE 2513 Metals III ......................................... 30.00    PE 2201 Weight Training I, II ......................... 15.00
CTE 2550 Digital Photo/Design *TP ................ 30.00               PE 2220 Athletic Conditioning F&S .............. 15.00
CTE 2560 Adv. Digital Photo/Design *TP........ 30.00                   PE 2400 Outdoor Adventure .......................... 15.00
CTE 2571 Yearbook Publications - All levels ... 25.00                  PE 2550 Dance................................................ 15.00
CTE 2590 Web Page Design *TP ...................... 25.00              PE 2560 K.I.K.S./Martial Arts ........................ 15.00
                                                                       PE 2570 Aerobics/Body Sculpting ................. 15.00
                                                                       Science Lab Restocking Fee ................................ 15.00
* Fall music courses include an AIA fee.
         **Independent Study courses in the above areas will also include a fee.
         ***Other fees as approved by the FUSD Governing Board.
         **** Fees subject to change
English
Our primary goal is to assist students to become life long learners and knowledgeable citizens. Good
communication skills-- the ability to read, write, speak, and listen well--will help students succeed in their future
education, in their chosen occupation, and in their relationships with others. For these reasons, English is required
for four years and all students will be required to pass the AIMS Reading and Writing tests in order to graduate.


English 11
Description: English 11 studies American Literature through the century. The text includes prose, poetry, fiction,
non-fiction, and drama. Literary selections build on students’ previous backgrounds and provide exposure to
difficult texts. Writing focuses on the standards and includes usage skills development.
Homework: Vocabulary study, reading and writing assignments.


AP English Language
Description: The purpose of AP English Language and Composition is to enable students to write effectively and
confidently in their college courses and in their professional and personal lives. The course emphasizes the
expository, analytical, and argumentative writing that forms the basis of academic and professional communication
as well as the personal writing that fosters thinking and writing facility in any context. Additionally students read
complex text with critical attention to a writer’s purpose and persuasive strategies.
Homework: Vocabulary study, intensive outside reading and writing assignments.
.




Math
Flagstaff Unified School District’s Mathematics curriculum offers programs to meet the educational and career
needs of all students. Students may take Geometry as freshmen if they have completed Algebra in middle school and
score at a sufficient level on the placement test. The Arizona universities (U of A, ASU, NAU) suggest one year of
math past Algebra II for admission. In order to earn a high school diploma in Arizona, students must pass the math
section of the AIMS. This test covers Algebra and Geometry. Summer school is strongly advised for any students
who were not successful in these classes.


Calculator use: Because the AIMS Test does not allow the use of calculators, usage in Algebra and Geometry
classes will be restricted. Graphing calculators will be introduced for in-class activities as early as Algebra;
however, a basic scientific calculator will be adequate through Algebra. For students planning to continue on in
higher levels of math, a graphing calculator is strongly recommended. The Math Department prefers the TI-83 or
TI-84 by Texas Instruments, as this is the model used in our classroom. This calculator will be used all the way
through our Advanced Placement classes as well as college courses. The TI-89 is not recommended because of its
advanced symbolic capabilities.


Geometry
Description: This course introduces the student to traditional Geometry topics such as deductive reasoning,
properties of polygons and circles, area, surface area and volume formulas, proofs, and basic transformational
geometry. Algebra is integrated throughout the course.
Homework: Daily problems will be assigned.
Algebra II
Description: This is a second year algebra course. Students study linear functions, exponential and logarithmic
functions, roots, systems of equations, quadratic equations, variations, and complex numbers. Algebra II includes
problem solving with real world situations.
Homework: This class is homework intensive.



Algebra III
Description: Advanced Mathematical Concepts is designed for seniors as an alternative to Trigonometry or Pre-
Calculus or AP Calculus. This course will provide an in-depth review of algebra and trigonometry. It will also
cover topics in advanced algebra, probability, polynomial functions, sequences and series, and exponential and
logarithmic functions. This is an ideal class for college bound seniors to prepare for college entrance exams.


Pre AP Calculus
Description: This course is a prerequisite for AP Calculus. Topics include: computation and analysis of
polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions, mathematical induction, limit theory, and formal logic and proof.
The derivative and integral of calculus are also introduced. Vectors, matrices, circuits, probability, and statistics are
other topics that may be included.


AP Calculus I
Description: This course will cover first semester college calculus and provides a study of the concepts of function,
limit, continuity, derivative, integral and their applications to real-world situations. Students may earn 3-6 hours
college credit if they pass the National Advanced Placement Calculus test.




Science
The requirement for high school graduation in Arizona will be three (3) science credits. These credits may be earned
by taking any combination of our course offerings. Students will take the AIMS Science test in the spring of their
sophomore year, so a solid foundation of science courses is recommended during the first two years of high school.
Entrance to all three Arizona universities requires that at least three lab sciences must be completed in three different
disciplines of the four disciplines offered. Many classes have prerequisites in math and/or science for enrollment, so
be certain to read the course descriptions carefully.


Intro to Science Description: This class is recommended for freshman and sophomore students who do
not plan on enrolling in biology. The class is designed to prepare the student for the AIMS Science exam by
focusing on life science content. Topics of study will include: cell structure, cell division, genetics, classification,
organisms, and ecosystems. The class is designed to prepare the student for the AIMS Science test by addressing
Strands 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the State Standard and will primarily focus on life science content. Topics of study will
include: cell structure, cell division, genetics, classification, organisms, and ecosystems. The student will engage in
many hands-on activities and use computers for a variety of learning purposes. This course meets high school
graduation requirements, but not college admission standards, non lab science.
Homework: Averages 1-2 times a week


Earth Science
Description: This laboratory course places an emphasis on physical geology. The Earth’s origin, structure, and
composition will be covered, as well dynamic features such as volcanoes, plate tectonics, and earthquakes.
Activities include data collection, modeling, map reading, identifying rocks and minerals. The local geology of the
Flagstaff area and the Grand Canyon is also examined.
Homework: As needed.
Biology I
(Prerequisites: Algebra I)
Description: This is an introductory course in Biology in which the emphasis is placed on the student learning
problem-solving methods through inquiry and laboratory activities. Topics studied include taxonomy, cell anatomy
and physiology, genetics, systems, ecology, and evolution. This course is a lab science.
Homework: Daily


Pre AP Biology I
(Prerequisites: Algebra I and Teacher Recommendation)
Description: This is an introductory course in biology emphasizing laboratory experiences in the fields of ecology,
cell biology, evolution, genetics, anatomy, and physiology. It is designed for highly motivated students interested in
maximizing their knowledge and skills in biology at this level. This class will include additional reading
assignments, oral and written reports, and a research project.



Chemistry I
(Prerequisites: Algebra I and Biology I with a C or better) (UE)
Description: Chemistry I involves extensive laboratory experiences that encourage the discovery approach to learning
science. The course is designed to give students a practical foundation for everyday applications of chemistry and
skills necessary for further growth in science and related fields. Fee required.


Pre AP Chemistry I
(Prerequisites: Geometry and Honors Biology or Teacher Recommendation)
Description: This is a laboratory course designed for the highly motivated college-bound student looking to deepen
their knowledge in the sciences. This course will cover an in-depth curriculum including: atomic and molecular
structure, chemical reactions, structure and states of matter, solutions, rates of chemical reactions, acids and bases,
oxidation and reduction. Opportunities to experience these concepts will come through a variety of learning
techniques, such as laboratory experiments, problem solving, lectures, and film. The curriculum will also include a
research component (must be approved by the instructor) at a level of achievement equal to that of a student in an
honors program.
Homework: Daily


Astronomy
Description: “You are stardust, you are golden!” What does this mean? Learn the origins of the universe, its
structure – planets, the solar system, galaxies, constellations, and stellar evolution.


Oceanography
(Prerequisites: Successful completion with a C or better in any two of the following four classes – Earth Science,
Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics) (UE).
Description: This course will allow students to study the physical and living aspects of the ocean. Students will
explore the formation of the ocean basins, waves, currents, weather factors, pollution, reefs, estuaries, ocean life
and its variety depending on oceanic life zones. Principles of marine ecology, critical environmental issues, and
impact of humans on the marine environment will be discussed. Fee required.
Biology II
(Prerequisites: This course is opened to juniors and seniors who have successfully completed algebra and chemistry
and who have been recommended by a current science teacher).
Description: Biology II is an opportunity to engage in an in-depth inquiry about life, and to gain advanced skills in the use
of scientific methods for problem solving and research. An emphasis is placed upon laboratory and fieldwork in which the
students play a key role in discovering and interpreting information. Course study will include ecology, cellular biology,
biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, plant and animal physiology, reproduction, adaptation, evolution, diversity and
classification of organisms, environmental issues, and human ecology. Students will further their skills in the areas of
scientific inquiry and thought; laboratory technique; filed study; scientific reporting; experimental design; research in current
biological issues; responsible thought and bioethics. A fee is required.


Physics
Description: Physics is the fundamental science dealing with matter and energy and the ways in which they move
and change forms. The focus of this continuous-movement course is to discover and understand the underlying
rules that govern the world around us, and then apply those rules to real-life situations. Students will learn about the
fundamentals and motion, force, mechanical energy, thermodynamics, electricity, circuits, sound, and more.
Opportunities to experience these concepts will come through a variety of learning techniques, such as laboratory
experiments, problem solving, lectures and film.
Homework: Daily


College Physics
Description: This yearlong dual-enrollment course is a college level algebra-based study of motion, static and
dynamic mechanics, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, light optics, and atomic structure. Upon
successful completion of the course students will earn college credit through Coconino Community College.
Students wishing to take the AP exam to earn AP credit for either algebra- or calculus-based physics may elect to
take the AP Physics exam in May.
Homework: Daily, expect ~4 hours per week.


Social Sciences
The courses offered by the high schools’ Social Studies Departments are varied and challenging. Required classes
are World History which is taken as a sophomore for one year, American History which is taken as a junior for one
year, and American Government which is taken as a senior for one year.

The FUSD high schools offer the challenge to college-bound juniors and seniors to earn college credit by taking,
Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP) American Government and American History, as well as AP World
History in the Sophomore year.


United States History
Description: US History will allow students to analyze our national experience through time, to recognize the
relationships of event and people, and to interpret significant patterns, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in
AZ and American history. The course covers the entire course of American History. Homework: As Needed


AP United States History
(Prerequisite: Teacher and Counselor Recommendation)
Description: AP U.S. History is a yearlong class designed to provide an in-depth study of United States History
from its beginning roots to the modern era. It prepares students for college-level work as well as the Advanced
Placement exam in the spring. All students in this course will be highly encouraged to take the exam through which
they can earn college credit. Students will receive a weighted grade for this class only if they complete both terms
of the course. When Students register they must sign up for both FALL and SPRING terms.
Homework: Assigned reading, exam preparation, and other projects approved by the teacher.
.
Fine Arts
Art I
Description: This course may be the beginning of an art major or an exploratory course for any student at any
grade level. It offers an opportunity to work with various media such as pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels, acrylics, and
watercolors. Elements of design and art history are emphasized.
Homework: Occasionally


Painting and Drawing
Description: Drawing and Painting is designed to give the student more in-depth experience in a variety of paints
including but not limited to acrylic, airbrush, oil, and watercolor, experience painting on different surfaces, drawing in
pencil, and chalk or pastels. The students are expected to develop, maintain and experiment in the above areas with
teacher guidance. Knowledge and effective use of the principles of design and more research and knowledge of
artists in history is expected. Fee required.


Sculpture & Ceramics
Description: The student learns skills in various sculpture and ceramics techniques. They perform at their own
proficiency level in each area, and increase their knowledge of basic design and art history. Potter’s wheel, glazing,
hand-building and decorating techniques are included.


Photography – 35mm
Description: The Photography I course focuses on photographic and darkroom skills, using both black-and-white
and color films, 35 mm. Students will approach photography both as an art form and journalistic expression.
Students must be willing to work after school and some weekends to complete assignments. Students will be
expected to supply their own 35 mm camera for the course.
Homework: Outside Project


Dance
10, 11, 12, and have passed 9th grade Physical Education/Health
This course is a movement based class that focuses on Ballroom, jazz and modern dance techniques, as well as,
improvisation, composition, performance, anatomical analysis of movement, and the history and theory of dance.
Fee required.


Guitar
Description: This course introduces basic folk guitar playing skills (acoustical, not electrical) through the social
music medium (folk, classical, pop, etc.). Guitars are not supplied

Orchestra
Description: This orchestra class is offered for students who have played stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello or
string bass) for one or more years. Basic orchestral concepts, scales, rhythms, and ensemble awareness skills will be
emphasized. All performances and rehearsals are mandatory. Students will be required to cover uniform
cleaning. The course may be repeated for credit.
Homework: 1 hour per day
$75.00 Participation fee required for AIA activities.
Marching Band/ Concert Band
Description: This is a one-term class meeting each spring and fall semester. Fulfills graduation requirements for fine arts
and may be repeated for elective credit. This course is designed for those students who do not have an instrumental
background and are interested in learning to play an instrument. This course will involve outside costs of either
renting or buying an instrument. A limited number of school instruments are available for rental. Students will
master the basic techniques of any band instrument as well as learn note reading, rhythm, and music theory. Fee
required.


Jazz Ensemble
Description: The ensemble is for Level I students in jazz study and performance. Students will participate in
various jazz festivals and community activities. A variety of jazz literature and fundamentals of jazz improvisation
are studied. Attendance at all major performances is required. Purchase of portions of the uniform may be required.
$75.00 Participation fee required for AIA activities



Beginning Mixed Choir
Description: This class is for anyone who wants to sing. It introduces the basics of music fundamentals, reading
music and choral singing. Performance attendance is required. This course provides a means for students to express
themselves through music performance.


Chorale/Concert Choir
Description: This is a major performing choir representing the school. Four-part music is prepared for several
concerts, festivals and a spring tour. The class is designed for continued development of all vocal skills in
preparation of four or more part music. Performance attendance is required. Purchase of uniform may be required.
ALL PERFORMANCES AND REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY. Student will be responsible for purchase
of performance attire and equipment as well as cleaning fees. The course may be repeated for credit. $75.00
Participation fee required for AIA activities.


Choraliers/Chamber
Auditions Required
Description: This is a small select vocal ensemble that specializes in a variety of musical styles. This group
performs not only at the same festivals, tours and programs, as the larger vocal group, but it is also called upon to
represent the school for special appearances. Performance attendance is required. Uniform may be required. ALL
PERFORMANCES AND REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY. $75.00 Participation fee required for AIA
activities



Theater Arts – Drama
Description: This course is an introduction to the theatre emphasizing the fundamentals of acting (body control,
voice development, theatre history, and imaginative thinking). In a workshop atmosphere, students develop an
intellectual and emotional understanding of the actor, dramatic writer, designer and dramaturge’s craft.
Homework: Homework is given and memory work is required for plays. Written work is required.
$75.00 Participation fee required for AIA activities.
Vocational Education
Business Education

Computer Technical Exploration – CTE
Prerequisites: This class is the prerequisite to all Business and Technology classes.
Description: This is a project-based rotational course with an emphasis in teamwork, which explores 4 key areas of
business technology: Sales & Marketing, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Audio & Visual Technology, and
Graphic Communications, as well as career and academic planning. Students will rotate through three career areas
every 2 or 4 weeks taking with them a successful product. Sample projects include; designing and creating a fashion
magazine, producing and editing video. Successful students will be given the opportunity to participate in a field
trip to Phoenix that solidifies these concepts by visiting and touring major sporting venues in the downtown Phoenix
area.

This course meets the prerequisite requirement for all of these CTE programs: Sales & Marketing, Graphic
Communications, Audio & Visual Technology, and Design & Merchandising.
Homework: As Assigned


Digital Photography and Design I
Description: This class is a prerequisite for Adv. Digital Photography/Design, Magazine Publishing, Yearbook
Publications, and Web Design. This class will introduce students to the basic tools and processes of digital photography
including: lighting, composition, equipment, editing, and software. Through weekly photo themes (sports,
photojournalism, studio, nature, etc.) students will photograph, scan, edit, and print images for professional
presentation. Adobe Photoshop CS3, Bridge CS3, and InDesign CS3 programs will be used to prepare students in
the Graphic Design field. Recommended to own a digital camera of 5.0 mp or greater. Fee required.


Digital Photography and Design II
(Prerequisite: Dig Photo & Design)
Description: This class will focus on advanced digital camera operation (advanced exposure control, manual settings),
advanced equipment, portrait lighting, and workflow. Students will prepare images for professional presentation using
Adobe Photoshop CS3, Bridge CS3, and InDesign CS3 programs. This course emphasizes skills required to work in the
Graphic Design field. Recommended to own a digital camera of 4.0 mp or greater. Fee required.


Design and Merchandizing
Description: Are you someone who likes to be on the cutting edge of fashion? Would you like a career in the
Fashion Design and Merchandising Industry? Design and Merchandising I is structured to provide learning
experiences in all aspects of the fashion scene: design techniques, fashion merchandising, business communication
skills, computer technology skills, and apparel construction. The class consists of a variety of projects that will
challenge students, provide work-based learning experiences and allow students to utilize their artistic abilities.
Student projects include participating in a photo shoot, fashion illustration, creating an advertisement, and producing
products to sell in a boutique setting. Field Trips will be planned to local and Phoenix businesses. Students may
participate in a field trip to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.
Homework: As Assigned
Design and Merchandizing II
Description: Have you ever wanted to participate or model in a fashion show? Are you an artist and would like to
design a set for a production? Do you like to organize and plan? Come be in Design and Merchandising II and you
will have the opportunity to do all of these in the annual fashion show. Skills in business communication, computer
technology, project planning and job work ethics will be practiced. Students will create fashion illustrations using
computer technology. Apparel construction techniques will included in sewing projects. The final project for the
class will include creating a product and developing a marketing plan for the product. Field trips will be planned to
local and Phoenix businesses. Students may participate in a field trip to the Fashion Institute of Design and
Merchandising in L.A.
Homework: As Assigned


Small Business Management – Accounting I
Description: This hands-on course will give the students a working knowledge of personal and business financial
activities. Students will perform both manual and computerized accounting. Topics to be covered include;
analyzing and recording financial statements and data, creating worksheets and financial statements, posting and
journalizing transactions, processing payroll transactions including taxes and reports. Students will identify
distinctions between different business structures and their impact on accounting methods. Students will also
investigate real-world case studies of ethical situations and examine moral implications of business practices.
Additional opportunities include VITA certification through the Internal Revenue Service.
Homework: As Assigned.


Accounting II
(Prerequisite: Accounting I)
This course is a continuation of Accounting I. Students will focus more attention on the corporate side of accounting
through the use of business problems. Students will perform both manual and computerized accounting with more
emphasis being placed on computerized accounting. Topics covered include: Departmentalized accounting,
Inventory, Asset management, Dividends, Cost accounting, and completion of an accounting simulation. Fee
required. "B" or better grade receives 5 hours college credit. Completion of Accounting I and II with a "B" or better
grade eligible for 1 Math credit towards graduation only.




Sales And Marketing
Description: This course is designed to take the sales approach to learning the World of Marketing. Knowledge and
skills will be developed in product research, customer service, promotion and advertising, operation procedures,
marketing concepts, economics, pre-selling, and retail sales techniques.




TV Media Tech I
Description: This course is a project based, hands-on course where students learn the industry standard techniques
of camera operation, audio production and lighting for TV and film, as well as computer based editing on the
industries leading software, Final Cut Pro. Students apply these techniques to produce a wide variety of
programming genres including : a weekly 10-minute newscast on Eagle Eye News, a long-form documentary, short
films, and various multi-camera live and live-to-tape programs that are broadcast to the school and Flagstaff
community via Northern Arizona University Channel 4 and 59. Students learn to report, produce and deliver the
news for radio, TV and other broadcast media.
Homework: As Assigned
TV Media Tech II
Description: This course is geared toward those students who want to continue their experience in the media
productions field. Students will work more independently to write, produce and edit more advanced video packages
and films. Students will collaborate with Northern Arizona University and the College of Communications to
enhance their knowledge and skill within the industry. Students will job shadow professionals to better understand
the opportunities within this field. Students will learn programs for graphic design, animation, audio mixing and
manipulation, and DVD authoring and design.
Homework: As Assigned


Web Page Design I
Description: Students will focus on many applications of the Internet, learning and understanding how to
effectively use the Web. An in-depth exploration of HTML and XML will be explored. The class will work with
creating animations and graphics using the Macromedia Studio MX 2004 and Adobe Photoshop CS 2.0 software
package. Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 will be used for web page and site development, mastering the
application. Students will understand, create, edit and evaluate the many factors of a web page involving creation
and marketing. Students will leave the class with a proficient eye and talent for creating web pages!
Homework: As Assigned


Web Page Design II
Description: Web Page Design II is a course developed to satisfy many student requests and to create apprentice-
level professional web designers. Web II will focus on learning: JavaScript, CSS, Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe
Photoshop CS3, ASP, PHP, security issues, protected pages, interactive tools and the administration/management
of web sites. Students will build on the knowledge and skills that they acquired from Web Page Design I. Students
will be required to work independently.



Graphic Design
Description: This class was created in response to the demand for graphic designers in the fields of publications,
web design and marketing. Students will practice and learn the basic skills of digital photography, digital processes,
digital cameras, image manipulation, basic page layout and design. An in-depth exploration of Adobe In Design,
Illustrator, and Photoshop CS3 computer programs will allow students to leave the class with the ability to design
multiple forms of publications, including brochures, menus, books, magazines, etc. This course also emphasizes
skills required to work in the Graphic Design field.



Culinary Arts
Introduction to Culinary Arts
Description: This course is an entry-level culinary class, providing basic principles in food preparation. Scientific
reactions relating to food preparation are covered. Food Science is a prerequisite for all other culinary arts classes.
Dual enrollment is available through Coconino Community College as HRM 140-Introduction to Hospitality.
Homework: Minimal




Introduction to Baking
(Prerequisites: Intro to Culinary Arts, Grade of B or better)
Description: The course is designed for the student interested in exploring a career in Professional Baking. All types
of breads, pastry and desserts will be taught.
Fee required



Culinary Arts I
Description: This course provides “hands-on” training for students interested in a career in the foods industry.
Students obtain a Foods Handlers card from the Coconino County Health Department. Skills are developed in
planning, preparing and serving meals. Dual enrollment is available through Coconino Community College as
HRM 140-Introduction to Hospitality.
Homework: Moderate


Culinary Arts II
Prerequisites: Culinary Arts I, Grade of B or better.
Description: A course designed to enhance the skills and knowledge developed in Culinary Arts I student may
work as kitchen manager. Students may choose to advance acquired skills by participating in Regional, State and
National Competitions. Skills/USA, C-Cap, FCCLA and ProStart are competitions that provide students
opportunities for recognition and/or scholarships. Fee required.



Early Childhood Development


Child Development I
Description: This course is the study of early childhood development. Units include ages and stages of
development, safety, health, meal planning, story telling, art activities, puppetry, selecting toys and equipment and
career opportunities. Students will develop skills to meet the needs and abilities of young children; birth to five years
of age.



Child Development II
Description: This course is the continued study of early childhood development. Emphasis will be on Child
Development Associate Certification. First Aide and CPR are taken during the class.



Child Care Lab
Description: Students will have hands-on opportunity working in a State of Arizona licensed childcare center.

Trade and Industry
Industrial Technology Exploration – ITE
Prerequisites: This class is the prerequisite to all Industrial Technology classes.
Description: This course is designed to give students a sense of what each of our trade and industrial programs have
to offer. Students will be introduced to all areas of industrial technology offered at the high schools. The specific
areas of study will be drafting, woodworking, automotive, metalworking and welding. Students will complete hands
on activities in each of these areas.
Homework: Minimal


Auto Care/Power Mechanics
Description: Power Mechanics will teach maintenance and repair of small engines (lawn mowers, chain saws, etc.)
Other types of power will be explored, including steam power, rocketry, nuclear power and wind power. This is a
hands-on class; students in conjunction with this course complete several lab assignments. Basic automotive
maintenance will also be explored in this class.
Homework: Weekly Assignments
Automotive Technology I
Description: This class is vocational in nature and designed to prepare students to work in the automotive industry
or a related field. Students receive instruction in safety and shop procedures. They are given instruction in basic
automotive fundamentals, maintenance procedures and repair operations. In this course students will use common
hand tools, equipment, and specialized automotive power tools and test equipment. Students will be a member of
SkillsUSA.
Homework: Weekly Assignments


Automotive Technology II
Description: The Auto Mechanics II is a two-credit class that is a continuation of the Auto Mechanics I class with
more emphasis on live repair work in the shop. Students will diagnose and repair cars. Students will be a member
of SkillsUSA.
Homework: Weekly Assignments



Fabrication Design and Auto Fusion – Night Class
Description: This course allows the serious student who is interested in automotive design and fabrication to take
a hands on role in conceptualizing, designing, fabricating and building a one of a kind hotrod/street machine.
Students will complete, as a class, one vehicle for the year, from disassembly of a classic car to the final paint and
shine steps. Students’ time will be split into two main categories. First they will spend time in the automotive lab
learning about the automotive systems and building the car. Second they will spend time working in the CAD
manufacturing and design lab working on design and layout skills. You have watched the TV shows, Rides, Over
Haulin’, Pimp My Ride, Orange County Choppers Horse Power TV, Trucks, Muscle Car. Now it’s time to start your
own adventure in fabrication! Fee required.


Drafting I
Description: Have you ever had an idea in your head that you wish you could draw on paper? Would you like to
teach your brain to visualize in 3D, to explode objects into pieces and rebuild them, to see inside objects as if you
had x-ray vision and draw a scene as if you were there? Then hop on board for an exciting journey into the world of
Technical Drafting and learn the language of industry.
Homework: Minimal


CAD Manufacturing and Design I
Description: This course is designed for students familiar with drafting skills and techniques who want experience
creating and printing 2D drawings using a computer. This course utilizes AUTOCAD2002 software currently found
in industry. Also includes 3D modeling.
Homework: Minimal


CAD Manufacturing and Design II
Description: This class gives serious design and manufacturing students a chance to explore these subjects with a deeper
understanding. Students will work on more in-depth comprehensive projects that will blend all CAD, manufacturing
and design concepts with a seamless fit to develop final on-screen and physical products. Software includes:
Solidworks 3D modeling, AutoDesk AutoCAD Inventor, 3D Studio, CorelDraw, MasterCAM, Adobe Premiere and
Encore. Fee required.


Metals I
Description: The purpose of the course is to teach the student basic fundamentals of general metal work. The units
are precision machining, bench metal, sheet metal, forging, and foundry work. Students will use standard industrial
metal working tools, materials and equipment while learning in an applied setting
Homework: Weekly Assignments
Metals II
Description: Metals II is designed to meet the needs of the students with vocational interests in metalworking,
design or pre-engineering. Each student works on advanced projects from the various areas of metalworking.
Advanced techniques and practices of precision machining, foundry work, sheet metal fabrication, bench work and
computer controlled machining are taught. The Metals II class uses the same procedures found in a “job shop”
doing metalworking and design.
Homework: Weekly Assignments



Welding I
Description: The purpose of this course is to teach the student basic fundamentals of common welding processes.
The processes covered are oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielding metal arc “stick” welding and gas metal arc
“MIG” welding. Students will use standard industrial welding tools, materials and equipment while learning in an
applied setting.
Homework: Weekly Assignments



Welding II
Description: This class will allow the students to further develop the skills they learned in Welding I. Students will
be members of SkillsUSA.


Woodworking I
Description: The purpose of this course is to teach the student the fundamentals of general woodworking. Students
will use modern-day equipment and tools to aide in the successful completion of a core project in an applied setting
of traditional woodworking.
Homework: Weekly Assignments


Woodworking II
Description: Woodworking II is a course designed for the student to become familiar with production concepts used
in modern industry while further developing their own skills and knowledge in woodworking. The student’s project
work will mainly consist of their dedication and involvement in a creating a mock corporation, emphasizing the
production of fine quality furniture products. Students will also be member of SkillsUSA.
Homework: Weekly Assignments


Home Maintenance
Description: This course provides students with the background necessary to repair and maintain residential structural
systems and automobiles. Students are exposed to metal working, welding, woodworking, carpentry, electronics,
small motor and appliance repair, automotive maintenance and technical career opportunities. Fee required.
Physical Education
FUSD requires .5 credit of Physical Education and .5 credit of Health. All students are required to take PE/Health
for high school graduation. This course is the prerequisite for all other physical education elective courses. Classes
are year long.


Physical Education/Health
Description: The class will help students establish a personal fitness program that they will follow throughout the
class and their lives. Using fitness measurements such as heart rate monitors, pedometers and following the
FitnessGram model, students will improve their flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and their muscular strength and
endurance. The health curriculum is taught in the personal Fitness class. This 18 week class includes equal
measures of physical activity and academic instruction.


Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
Description: The Athletic Training class is offered to all students with the desire to learn about athletic injuries and
is designed to introduce the student to Athletic Training. Topics include anatomy, kinesiology, prevention of athletic
injuries, classification of athletic injuries, injury management, and first aid/CPR. Fee required.


Dance
10, 11, 12, and have passed 9th grade Physical Education/Health
This course is a movement based class that focuses on Ballroom, jazz and modern dance techniques, as well as,
improvisation, composition, performance, anatomical analysis of movement, and the history and theory of dance.
Fee required.


Recreational Sports and Activities
Description: This course focuses on outdoor activities emphasizing hiking and backpacking, cross-country skiing,
orienteering, survival skills, knot tying, first aid, outdoor games (capture the flag, horseshoes, frisbee, golf, and sand
volleyball) and outdoor cooking. Additionally students will experience a wide variety of team and individual sports
and lifetime activities including tennis, flag football, soccer, volleyball, archery, badminton, basketball and various
other lifetime sports. Also included in this class will be mountain biking, bouldering, and snowshoe activities.
 Fee required.


Strength Training & Conditioning
Description: The class will be a combination of strength and conditioning, sport specific activities, character
building and exam preparations. Emphasis will be placed on power, strength, speed, agility and flexibility. The class is
designed for those student athletes who want to achieve a higher skill level and a greater desire for competitive
activity. Fee required.




Yoga
Description: This class combines the science-based exploration of the body, mind and self with the exercise
system of yoga in order to support and enhance adolescents’ physical, mental, emotional and social development.
Students will learn the benefits of poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama) to quiet their minds and improve the
flex- ibility and strength of their bodies.
Modern Language
**Coconino Community College waives the prerequisite for 101, students should enroll in 102 at CCC.
***Coconino Community College waives the prerequisite for 102, students should enroll in 201 at CCC.


Spanish I**
Spanish II**
Spanish III***
AP Spanish IV***
Description: Two (2) years of Spanish are recommended for college-bound students who wish to achieve the
language proficiency expected by most four-year colleges and universities. Levels IA, 1B and IIA, IIB establish a
foundation of communication dealing with everyday activities in meaningful cultural contexts and basic grammar.
Students learn essential vocabulary, useful expressions and study Hispanic culture. In Spanish III students learn
advanced grammatical structures and improve their oral proficiency skills. This course is designed to prepare
students for admission to Honors Spanish IV.



German I**
German II**
German III***
Description: The students learn German at all levels by listening, speaking, reading, and writing the language. At
the same time, the students gain a knowledge and appreciation of the culture of the German-speaking countries. At
the beginning levels, students learn basic vocabulary, expressions, and structures. They use German to discuss topics
dealing with everyday situations. At the advanced levels, short stories, poems, plays, and novels are included in the
curriculum. Use of the language and oral proficiency is encouraged at all levels. Computers may be used in all levels
of the German program.




French I**
French II**
French III***
Description: Two (2) years of French are recommended for college-bound students who wish to achieve the
language proficiency expected by most four-year colleges and universities. Levels 1A and 1B establish a foundation
of communication dealing with everyday activities in meaningful cultural contexts and basic grammar. Levels II
and III equip the students to read and write narratives relevant to their lives and increases their speaking proficiency
and their cultural awareness. At the end of these three courses students will have developed the language
competency necessary to participate in a home stay in France.
Navajo I**
Navajo II**
Navajo III***
Description: The students learn Dine’ bizzaad at all levels by listening, speaking, reading, writing, and role-
playing. In the first two levels, they learn basic vocabulary and useful expressions. Students are introduced to
Navajo culture and history. In advanced levels, students increase their verbal proficiency and study syntax and
grammar. Students are immersed in Dine’ pragmatics, play writing and literature development.



Sign Language I**
Sign Language II**
Description: A course of Study introducing the American Manual Alphabet and American Sign Language designed
to provide and develop visual and receptive basic communication skills. Students will use sign language to
communicate ideas, ask questions, and hold a simple conversation using America Sign Language. Students will be
introduced to the basic structure and grammar of American Sign Language as well as Deafness and its Culture.




Additional Year Long Electives
Coaching Exceptional Classmates
Description: This is an opportunity for students to work with the school’s most challenged students emotionally,
socially, physically, and intellectually. The request must be initiated by the student and approved by the
administration.


Creative Writing
Description: In this class students learn the conventions of short fiction and poetry by studying contemporary
models and producing a portfolio containing one or two short stories and a collection of poetry. The class is
organized as a writing workshop in which peer feedback and teacher conferences provide the incentive to revise,
revise, and revise again. Guest authors, student readings and opportunities for contests and publishing are highlights
of the course. The final exam will consist of an exhibition/presentation of best work.
Homework: Minimal




Custodial Aide
Description: Students will work on site with the custodial staff to learn simply maintenance and cleaning of the
school campus. Request is initiated by the student and approved by the administration.



Dine History and Government
Description: Dine History and Government, a survey course, deals with the political, social and economic
development that influence tribal, state, and federal government. The curriculum explores Dine culture, treaties,
constitutional development, political socialization. Students will learn essential vocabulary, geography, mythology
and arts on a broad variety of topics dealing with daily life. Opportunities to gain knowledge about native
astronomy, medical herbology, ecological relationships, environmental concerns, and related societal implications
will be explored. Analysis of major strategies and personalities involved in the Mexican/Indian Wars, the Long
Walk, Navajo Code Talkers and Dine’ Veteran’s contributions to World War II will be emphasized. Introduction to
Dine legal system and contemporary legal issues will be discussed. This course is required for students
applying for Navajo Nation Chief Manuelito Scholarship.
Homework: Minimal


Forensics – Speech and Debate
Description: Forensics is designed to improve student academic and performance skills. This course fosters and
understanding of complexities of competition in Speech and Debate. At the same time, the skills acquired in pursuit
of tournament success serve students across academic specialties. The ability to research, write, present, and argue
effectively are universal advantages in the classroom. Ultimately, these skills prove worthwhile regardless of the
academic path or vocation our students choose to pursue. Speech and debate competitions provide learning
opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else in the high school curriculum.


Journalism/ Yearbook
Description: Publications is a course to introduce journalism and mass media, and looks great on college
applications. Students will study the processes and skills involved in media, including news writing, feature writing,
interviewing, page layout, and photography. Students will design and produce school publications, including
newspapers and yearbook. Students will gain knowledge and skills in writing, graphic design and photography in a
hands-on learning environment. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of the class to the publication.
This may be repeated for credit.
Homework: Minimal




J.R.O.T.C
Description: The Army J.R.O.T.C. program is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship,
leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in
them self-esteem, team work and self discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young
people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them
aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as an American citizen.


Leadership Independent Study - STUCO
Prerequisite: Must be elected as an officer for current school year.
Description: The course is designed to develop personal leadership skills and an understanding of group processes
in a democratic society. It seeks to foster in students a better understanding of themselves and their capacity for
leadership; to create an understanding of the importance of leadership in a democratic society; and to prepare students to
assume leadership roles in the school and community. Course outcomes: 1). Create, plan and communicate a
school activity, using leader- ship skills. 2). Apply knowledge of the principles of problem solving to a given
situation and justify selection in order to identify and evaluate a possible solution.


Link Crew
Description: Link Leadership is a nationwide program that connects 11th and 12th graders with 9th graders. Upper
division students who are selected to the program are trained in mentoring, communication, leadership, empathy, and
diversity among other related concepts. Students selected are required to take both the Fall and Spring class.



Middle/Elementary Aide
Description: This is a working course in which a student is assigned to Flagstaff Middle School or Marshall
Elementary School to work as a front office aide or tutor within the classroom.


Military History
Description: Military History provides students with a deeper examination of military conflicts from ancient times
to the present than is usually found in a survey course. Students will study the causes and effects of conflicts.
Analysis of major strategies and personalities involved in each war will be included. Through our exploration we
will learn lessons that not only can be applied by warriors, but by all people.
Homework: Outside Projects



Psychology
Description: Psychology is intended to provide an overview of the major aspect of psychology, while providing
insight into social and cultural aspects of interpersonal relationships. The course will go into concepts of mental and
behavioral processes. Students will investigate various approaches and theories that explain human behavior. This
course is intended to provide information about psychology as well as practical experience using the concepts
learned.
Homework: Two hours per week




Office Aide
Description: Students will be assigned to either the counseling office, attendance office or the library. Students will
learn different office procedures and will be assigned different tasks that will benefit the school. This is a high
profile position as you will interact with the public and staff.


Teacher Aide
Description: This is a working course in which a student assists the teacher with clerical tasks. The request must be
initiated by the teacher and approved by the administration.
Homework: None


C.A.V.I.A.T. Central Programs
This is an application process that must be initiated by the student and approved by the
administration. If interested contact your school’s career tech counselor.


Allied Health Program
Overview of the inner workings of the health care industry and the political, cultural, and socio-economic forces that
shape the delivery of health services. Predominant health care systems in the U.S. including Medicare and Medicaid
will be examined along with the availability and utilization of various resources, health ethics and law, and quality
of care.



Education Professions
This program of study is designed for students planning to transfer to an Elementary Education bachelor’s degree
program at any Arizona public university and requires a minimum of 60 credits.



Law Enforcement
The Law Enforcement program will prepare you to for a variety of law enforcement services, corrections, juvenile
detention, private security and investigative careers. This program leads to both an Associate of Applied Science and
Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice.



Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant degree program prepares students for the varied and expanded responsibilities involved in
working within medical offices today. Students will receive training in numerous areas, which will give them a
complete understanding of the intricate workings within today’s medical businesses. Graduates will have the skills
necessary to obtain a position as a medical assistant that will be able to perform numerous duties in both the front
and back office. Additionally, graduates from the degree program will have training in writing, mathematics and
additional subject areas.



Pre Nursing Program
The nursing prerequisite program assists students in completing the prerequisites to qualify for the nursing program.
Coconino Community College and other Arizona community colleges currently offer a nursing program, but there is
a block of courses that must be taken before student applications are even considered.

				
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