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   Class of 2013
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.

    Click on the name of your high school to see dual enrollment courses...

    Coconino High School
    Flagstaff High School
    Fredonia High School
    Ganado High School
    Grand Canyon High School
    Greyhills Academy High School
    Page High School
    Ponderosa High School
    Sinagua High School
    Tuba City High School
    Williams High School

    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. Click here to download the 2-year program of study.

      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.
       Click here to download the 2-year program of study.

      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. Click here to download the 2-year program of study.

      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.
       Click here to download the 2-year program of study.

      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. Click here to download the 2-year program of study.

      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. Click here to download the program of study.


      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. Click here to download the 2-year program of study.


How to Register

   1. Apply for CCC Admissions if you have not done so already - CAVIAT Application for Admissions
      Form
   2. Complete Special Admissions - Concurrent High School Enrollment Form

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

   3. Complete one of the CAVIAT Program application forms which are available from any of the
      CAVIAT Counselors.
   4. 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 - follow this link for CCC Parking
Information.

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 2013
                                        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                      4 credits (One math credit past Algebra II)

Science           3 credits

Social Studies            3 credits

CTE/ITE/Fine Arts         1credit

Personal Fitness          1 credit

The rest of your credits will be considered Electives.


Total Credits             23 (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.
.
                                        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
                                     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
2013

Curriculum Subject            Minimum Credits       College Bound Credits

English                              4                           4
Mathematics                          4                           4                 Recommended
Science                              3                    3 (Lab Science)         Testing Schedule
Social Studies                       3                            3
P.E./Health                          1                            1              9th Grade
Fine Art/Vocational                  1                    1 (Fine Art Only)          Stanford 10
Foreign Language                     0                            2              10th Grade
Electives                            7                            5                  PSAT, AIMS
Total Credits                       23                           23              11th Grade
* 26 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: ____________________
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 10
Description: English 10 is a survey course that integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking. Units in fiction,
nonfiction, poetry and drama from various cultures are studied to build on a student’s previous background, as well
as preparing students for future high school courses. Writing focuses on the standards. Student speeches focus on
the four rhetorical modes. Vocabulary development and multicultural readings round out this dynamic course.
Homework: Vocabulary study, reading and writing assignments.


Pre AP English 10
Description: Honors English 10 is a survey course that integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is
designed to challenge the students’ thinking through units in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Considerable
opportunities in both writing and speaking give the advanced students greater opportunities to polish their skills.
Writing focuses on debatable topics, literary texts and non-fiction texts. Vocabulary development and multicultural
studies round out this dynamic course.
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.


Algebra I
Description: This course introduces students to the structure of Algebra through the use and application of real
numbers, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, graphs and
statistics. Appropriate technology will be used to enhance mathematical understanding and problem solving skills.
Algebra I is a foundation for all other math courses.
Homework: Daily problems will be assigned.
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.



Pre AP Algebra II
Description: This is a second year algebra course. Students explore all of the traditional topics of a regular Algebra
II emphasizing function properties and common structures at a rigorous level. Additional topics such as conics and
trigonometry may be studied. Graphing calculators may be used in analyzing functions and graphs.
Homework: This class is homework intensive.


Algebra III
Description: Algebra III will provide an in-depth review of algebra. It will also cover topics in advanced algebra,
probability, polynomial functions, sequences and series, and exponential and logarithmic functions as well as
trigonometry. This is an ideal class for college bound students to prepare for college entrance exams.


Pre AP Pre-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.




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 differ-
ent 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.
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
(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
(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.

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
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.


World History
Description: This course will trace world history from the Renaissance through the 1990’s. Major topics will
include the Renaissance, world exploration, industrial development and major political changes. A strong focus will
also be given to the major events of the 20th Century, including global conflicts, genocide and the Cold War. The
class will conclude with a study of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the problems confronting today’s modern
world. Students will also study climates, land forms, mountains, rivers and soils.
Homework: As Needed


AP World History
(Prerequisite: Teacher and Counselor Recommendation)
Description: AP World History is a course designed to challenge students with in-depth coverage of World History
topics and events from pre-history to the modern globalized world. The scope of the class is to prepare students for
college level academia along with the AP exam given in the spring. Students who take this course are encouraged to
take the exam through which they can earn college credit. Students will receive a weighted grade for completion of
the class.
Homework: Specific readings 3-5 hours per week.




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


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.


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
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.


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


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




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.
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


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.


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 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


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.




Design Merchandizing I
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
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, produced and sold within the Coconino High School community.
 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



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.




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


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
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



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


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




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




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
flexibility and strength of their bodies.




Modern Language
**Coconino Community College waives the prerequisite for 101, students should enroll in 102 at CCC.


Spanish I**
Spanish II**
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**
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**
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**
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
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


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.

				
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