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    Grad Requirement
    A-G
  • *Composition (P)
    English
    B

    *Composition (P) Course Description

    N/A

    *Composition (P) Notes

    N/A

  • *Contemporary Writing
    Elective
    G

    *Contemporary Writing Course Description

    This course is designed to meet the needs of students intending to go from high school directly into the work force and/or into a community college. This course encompasses the following areas of writing: creative, composition, and practical writing. In addition, this course provides a review of contemporary usage and multiple writing experiences.

    *Contemporary Writing Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11. 12th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 4, English 4IB, English 4 Academy, English 4AP, Mexican/Chicano Literature, Communications 2000, or English 12.

  • *Creative Writing (P)
    Elective
    G

    *Creative Writing (P) Course Description

    Creative Writing is a one-semester course designed to provide training for students in the composition of poetry, short stories, children’s books, critical reviews of media, advertisements, and plays.

    *Creative Writing (P) Notes

    12th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 4, English 4IB, English 4 Academy, English 4AP, Mexican/Chicano Literature, Communications 2000, or English 12.

  • *Discussion and Debate (LA)
    English
    G

    *Discussion and Debate (LA) Course Description

    This course covers the basic techniques in the analysis of and the support for contemporary topics in criminal justice and public services. These techniques include both oral and written skills in research, identification of ideas, structural composition of reasoning and proof, development of evidence, and expression of formulated ideas. Group speaking, including panel discussions, and debate will be taught. Topics will include capital punishment, gun control, crime scene investigation, and current topics relevant to criminal justice.

    *Discussion and Debate (LA) Notes

    N/A

  • 3-D Scuptural Design
    Fine Art
    F

    3-D Scuptural Design Course Description

    This course is a technical and aesthetic exploration of 3-dimensional design through the mediums of clay, metal, glass, stone, wood, plastic, and fiber. The course will also include 2-dimensional basic drawing and layout skills. The student will participate in a wide range of experiences using additive and subtractive sculptural techniques, designed to build artistic and creative confidence. The original products created in this course may serve as functional items or fine works of art. Historical and cultural sculptures will be studied throughout each unit.

    3-D Scuptural Design Notes

    N/A

  • Accelerated Math Summer Bridge
    Elective
    No

    Accelerated Math Summer Bridge Course Description

    Accelerated Math Summer Bridge (AMSB) is a summer school course designed to provide additional instructional support for students that will enroll in Integrated Mathematics 2H or Integrated Mathematics 2 in the following fall semester.

    Accelerated Math Summer Bridge Notes

    N/A

  • Adaptive PE
    PE
    No

    Adaptive PE Course Description

    N/A

    Adaptive PE Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Baseball
    PE
    No

    Adv. Baseball Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Baseball Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Basketball
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Basketball Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Basketball Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Cross Country
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Cross Country Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Cross Country Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Golf
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Golf Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Golf Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Soccer
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Soccer Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Soccer Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Swimming
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Swimming Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Swimming Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Tennis
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Tennis Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Tennis Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Track & Field
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Track & Field Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Track & Field Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Volleyball
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Volleyball Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Volleyball Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Boys Water Polo
    PE
    No

    Adv. Boys Water Polo Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Boys Water Polo Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Football
    PE
    No

    Adv. Football Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Football Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Basketball
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Basketball Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Basketball Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Cross Country
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Cross Country Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Cross Country Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Golf
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Golf Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Golf Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Soccer
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Soccer Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Soccer Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Softball
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Softball Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Softball Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Swimming
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Swimming Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Swimming Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Tennis
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Tennis Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Tennis Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Track & Field
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Track & Field Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Track & Field Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Volleyball
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Volleyball Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Volleyball Notes

    N/A

  • Adv. Girls Water Polo
    PE
    No

    Adv. Girls Water Polo Course Description

    N/A

    Adv. Girls Water Polo Notes

    N/A

  • Advance Dance
    PE
    G

    Advance Dance Course Description

    N/A

    Advance Dance Notes

    N/A

  • Advanced Dance
    Fine Art
    F

    Advanced Dance Course Description

    N/A

    Advanced Dance Notes

    N/A

  • Advanced Drawing
    Fine Art
    F

    Advanced Drawing Course Description

    This course will stress advanced techniques of drawing that were introduced at the beginning level. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of drawing media. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of drawing styles.

    Advanced Drawing Notes

    N/A

  • Advanced English and Public Health
    English
    B

    Advanced English and Public Health Course Description

    UC Honors credit granted, UCCI course. This course is for 11th and 12th graders with integrated CTE standards as relate to Health Science and Medical Technology pathways. Content wll include the ELA Common Core State Standards integrated in conjunction with Introductiong to Applied Medical English, Ethics, Cultures of Society, Family, Individual, Health Care, Epidemiology and Careers while also focusing on communication as it relates to our global world.

    Advanced English and Public Health Notes

    N/A

  • Advanced Guitar
    Fine Art
    No

    Advanced Guitar Course Description

    This course is designed for an advanced instrumental student learning the fundamentals of classical guitar. Advanced music fundamentals including music theory, proper posture/embouchure, intonation, tone production, PIMA fingering, chord extensions and inversions, modulations, solo and ensemble playing and care of instrument will be emphasized

    Advanced Guitar Notes

    N/A

  • Advanced Photography
    Fine Art
    F

    Advanced Photography Course Description

    For success in this course, the student should be proficient in the skills taught in Photography. The course will provide an in-depth study of photography and the opportunity to create a portfolio of original work. It will concentrate on darkroom techniques, lighting, and composition, providing the student with the skills necessary to produce professional-quality photographs

    Advanced Photography Notes

    N/A

  • Advanced Wrestling
    PE
    No

    Advanced Wrestling Course Description

    N/A

    Advanced Wrestling Notes

    N/A

  • Aerobics
    PE
    No

    Aerobics Course Description

    N/A

    Aerobics Notes

    N/A

  • Algebra 2A and 2B (CyberHigh)
    Math
    C

    Algebra 2A and 2B (CyberHigh) Course Description

    N/A

    Algebra 2A and 2B (CyberHigh) Notes

    N/A

  • America Government (Cyber High)
    Government
    A

    America Government (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    America Government (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • American Government 4
    Government
    A

    American Government 4 Course Description

    Students in grade twelve pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. They compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state, and local governments, with particular attention paid to important historical documents. Government is not limited to the study of politics and society; it also encompasses participation in classrooms and schools, neighborhoods, groups, and organizations. Not all participation is beneficial. This course framework makes frequent reference to civic virtues and principles that guide participation and to the norm of deliberation (which means discussing issues and making choices and judgments with information and evidence, civility and respect, and concern for fair procedures). What defines civic virtue, which democratic principles apply in given situations, and when discussions are deliberative are not easy questions, but they are topics for inquiry and reflection. In civics, students learn to contribute appropriately to public processes and discussions of real issues. Their contributions to public discussions may take many forms, ranging from personal testimony to abstract arguments. They will also learn civic practices such as voting, volunteering, jury service, and joining with others to improve society. Civics enables students not only to study how others participate, but also to practice participating and taking informed action

    American Government 4 Notes

    N/A

  • American Government 4H
    Government
    A

    American Government 4H Course Description

    This course in American government studies the various branches of government including federal, state, county, and local government. No Honors credit given.

    American Government 4H Notes

    N/A

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Life science
    D

    Anatomy and Physiology Course Description

    This course examines the major body systems organ structures and functions, and the hierarchy of organization within an organ system. Students will focus on the physiological and structural details of the body and then, for each body system, learn the scientific background and procedural methods required to gather factual data, evaluate that data and develop conclusions about the disease or conditions involved in that particular body system. Medical terminology will be integrated into the students’ study as they work through each body system. Students will gain physical and critical thinking skills as they apply their knowledge of the body to many laboratory activities, medical case studies, and real life scenarios to which they must respond appropriately. Students will actively ask, find, and determine answers related to human biology in health and disease. Students will also have different activities that will focus on skill sets that are required in the medical field such as: taking body temperature, blood pressure, checking for pulse rate, first aid techniques (bleeding control & shock management, long bone immobilization) and other physiological function of the human body.

    Anatomy and Physiology Notes

    N/A

  • AP Art History
    Fine Art
    F

    AP Art History Course Description

    This AP course is a chronological survey of Western Art and an overview of art and ideas, beginning with Prehistoric and ending with Post-Modernism. In this course, students will have an opportunity to examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and present from a variety of cultures. Art will be viewed both as an expression of a culture and as an exchange of ideas across cultures. This course includes an investigation of art and art history through reading, slides, films, virtual tours, field trips, and art projects. Special attention will be given to the development of skills and knowledge necessary for written and oral interpretation of art. The AP offering in Art History is designed to provide the same benefits to secondary school students as those provided by an introductory college course in Art History: an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Many colleges and universities offer advanced placement and/or credit to students who have performed successfully on the AP Art History Exam.

    AP Art History Notes

    N/A

  • AP Biology
    Life science
    D

    AP Biology Course Description

    Biology–Advanced Placement is part of a nationwide program based on the belief that many students are ready for college work while still in high school, and their abilities should be recognized, encouraged and rewarded. This course covers the first part of the college sequence that serves as the foundation in biology for students majoring in any of the biological sciences as well as certain other college majors that require a biological strand. The Biology AP course has three major general areas:1. Molecules and cells, 25% (chemistry of life, 7%, cells, 10%, and cellular energetics, 8%) 2. Heredity and evolution, 25% (heredity, 8%, molecular genetics 9%, and evolutionary biology 8%) 3. Organisms and populations, 50% (diversity of organisms, 8%, structure and functions of plants and animals, 32%, and ecology, 10%). The two main goals of Biology AP are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process. The ongoing information explosion in biology makes these goals even more challenging. Primary emphasis in Biology AP should be on developing an understanding of concepts rather than on memorizing terms and technical details. Essential to this conceptual understanding are the following: a grasp of science as a process rather than as an accumulation of facts; personal experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of unifying themes that integrate the major topics of biology; and application of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns. Students should be encouraged to focus on understanding important relationships, processes, mechanisms, and potential extensions and applications of concepts. Questions on future Biology AP examinations can be expected to test the student’s ability to explain, analyze, and interpret biological processes and phenomena more than their ability to recall specific facts.

    AP Biology Notes

    N/A

  • AP Calculus AB
    Math
    C

    AP Calculus AB Course Description

    This course provides a year’s study of elementary differential and integral calculus, including analytic geometry as required for development of the concepts of the calculus.

    AP Calculus AB Notes

    N/A

  • AP Calculus AB (Edgenuity)
    Math
    C

    AP Calculus AB (Edgenuity) Course Description

    N/A

    AP Calculus AB (Edgenuity) Notes

    N/A

  • AP Calculus AB APEX
    Math
    C

    AP Calculus AB APEX Course Description

    N/A

    AP Calculus AB APEX Notes

    N/A

  • AP Calculus BC
    Math
    C

    AP Calculus BC Course Description

    This course provides a full college year’s study of elementary differential and integral calculus, including analytic geometry, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals and infinite series as required for development of the concepts of calculus.

    AP Calculus BC Notes

    N/A

  • AP Chemistry
    Physical science
    D

    AP Chemistry Course Description

    This is a laboratory course acceptable for UC admissions requirements and also prepares students desiring to take the AP exam in chemistry. Advanced Placement Chemistry utilizes (in addition to the California state standards) the nationwide curriculum set forth by the College Board. The AP Chemistry course is more intensive and analytic than the regular high school chemistry course. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems and there is emphasis on analysis in the laboratory as well as in the classroom. Students are strongly encouraged to take AP exam in Chemistry. The course gives an understanding of the composition and the chemical properties of matter. Atomic theory is developed in an historical context with emphasis on its mathematical aspects. Laboratory work is an integral part of coursework. The intensive mathematical approach, the fast pace of content presentation, and the breadth and depth of material covered limit students in this course to those who are Honors/AP students with demonstrated ability in algebra.

    AP Chemistry Notes

    N/A

  • AP English Language and Composition
    English
    B

    AP English Language and Composition Course Description

    This is the third stage in a series of English courses for the preparation of students for college or university. It encompasses the field of composition, vocabulary study, grammar study as necessary to enable the student to perform well in college, and reading a variety of complex works written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. This course is also designed to prepare the student for Advanced Placement testing. A written final exam will be required.

    AP English Language and Composition Notes

    N/A

  • AP English Literature and Composition
    English
    B

    AP English Literature and Composition Course Description

    This is the final stage in a series of English courses for the preparation of students for college or university. It encompasses the field of World/English core works, composition, vocabulary study, and grammar study as necessary to enable the student to perform well in college. This course is also designed to prepare the student for Advanced Placement testing. A written final exam will be required.

    AP English Literature and Composition Notes

    N/A

  • AP Environmental Science
    Life science
    D

    AP Environmental Science Course Description

    Environmental Science AP is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory university course in environmental science. The course will be focused on scientific principles and analysis, with a strong component of laboratory experiments and related field activities. The material covered will also prepare students to take the AP examination in Environmental Science offered by the College Board .

    AP Environmental Science Notes

    N/A

  • AP European History
    World Civilizations
    A

    AP European History Course Description

    This course is designed to introduce students to the cultural, economic, political and social developments in European history that have played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Within this scope they will trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of this program are to develop three important skills: first, an understanding of some of the principle themes which run through the history of Western Civilization, second, an ability to analyze historical evidence, and finally an ability to analyze and express historical understanding in writing. This course and the examination for which it prepares the students are designed to enable them to complete in secondary school the equivalent to a college introductory course in Western Civilization. Added to this task is mastery of the History-Social Science content standards for California Public Schools at the tenth grade level. As it can be easily demonstrated, these two tasks are highly compatible and will give the students a unique opportunity to study their required subject matter at a higher level of analysis and content depth.

    AP European History Notes

    N/A

  • AP French Language and Culture
    World Language
    E

    AP French Language and Culture Course Description

    French 4–Advanced Placement improves and develops the student’s mastery of oral and written French through many of the same activities utilized in the French 4 class. The Advanced Placement class, however, demands a higher level of mastery and a more intensive approach. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    AP French Language and Culture Notes

    N/A

  • AP German Language and Culture
    World Language
    E

    AP German Language and Culture Course Description

    German 4–Advanced Placement improves and develops the student’s mastery of oral and written German through many of the same activities utilized in the German 4 class. The Advanced Placement class, however, demands a higher level of mastery and a more intensive approach. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    AP German Language and Culture Notes

    N/A

  • AP Government and Politics Comparative
    Government
    A

    AP Government and Politics Comparative Course Description

    The course will introduce students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes.

    AP Government and Politics Comparative Notes

    N/A

  • AP Government and Politics United States
    Government
    A

    AP Government and Politics United States Course Description

    United States Government and Politics—Advanced Placement will provide an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and analysis of specific examples.

    AP Government and Politics United States Notes

    N/A

  • AP Human Geography
    Geography
    A

    AP Human Geography Course Description

    The purpose of AP Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

    AP Human Geography Notes

    N/A

  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    Physical science
    D

    AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Course Description

    N/A

    AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Notes

    N/A

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
    Physical science
    D

    AP Physics C: Mechanics Course Description

    N/A

    AP Physics C: Mechanics Notes

    N/A

  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
    World Language
    E

    AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Description

    Spanish 4–Advanced Placement improves and develops the student’s mastery of oral and written Spanish through many of the same activities utilized in the Spanish 4 class. The Advanced Placement class, however, demands a higher level of mastery and a more intensive approach. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    AP Spanish Language and Culture Notes

    N/A

  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
    World Language
    E

    AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Description

    Through the study of Spanish and Hispanic prose and poetry, Spanish 5 – Advanced Placement Literature improves and develops the student’s mastery of oral and written Spanish, and helps prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Exam in Spanish Literature.

    AP Spanish Literature and Culture Notes

    N/A

  • AP Statistics
    Math
    C

    AP Statistics Course Description

    This course is designed as a basic course in statistics and probability. It is suitable for students with a background in algebra and geometry. The increasing significance and increasing use of statistics in our modern world is discussed. The course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement–Statistics exam.

    AP Statistics Notes

    N/A

  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
    Fine Art
    F

    AP Studio Art: Drawing Course Description

    The Advanced Placement Program in Studio Art is intended for the highly motivated student interested in the serious study of art and involves significantly more time than the typical high school course. A collective body of work addressing aesthetic perception, creative expression, visual art heritage, and aesthetic valuing will be completed inside and outside of the classroom. A specialized area of concentration and accompanying sketchbook/journal will address the quality, concentration, and breadth of the class.

    AP Studio Art: Drawing Notes

    N/A

  • AP United States History
    United States History
    A

    AP United States History Course Description

    This course deals with the social, political, cultural, and economic history of the United States from the colonial development to the present and to an awareness of the future. This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Students will assess historical materials including their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance. This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement United States History examination..

    AP United States History Notes

    N/A

  • Architectural Design
    Fine Art
    F

    Architectural Design Course Description

    N/A

    Architectural Design Notes

    N/A

  • Art Appreciation
    Fine Art
    F

    Art Appreciation Course Description

    This course is a first year art course in the fundamental of art that will provide a survey of the major visual art development from cave paintings to contemporary forms of expression. This course emphasizes the necessary skills to provide the student with a perceptual base leading to understanding artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context(s); aesthetic valuing and connections, all relating to past historical eras to the present. Learning the tools, techniques, materials, technology and application of what is learned in other art forms, subject areas and careers. The art elements and principals of design serve as a foundation for each unit covered. Selected historical or cultural contexts will be applied with attention to an analysis, interpretation, and judgment of student work as well as appreciation of art works from other cultures and times.

    Art Appreciation Notes

    N/A

  • Art Appreciation (APEX)
    Fine Art
    F

    Art Appreciation (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    Art Appreciation (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • Art History
    Fine Art
    No

    Art History Course Description

    This course is a chronological survey of Western Art and an overview of art and ideas, beginning with Prehistoric and ending with Post-Modernism. In this course, students will have an opportunity to examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and present from a variety of cultures. Art will be viewed both as an expression of a culture and as an exchange of ideas across cultures. This course includes an investigation of art and art history through reading, slides, films, virtual tours, field trips, and art projects. Special attention will be given to the development of skills and knowledge necessary for written and oral interpretation of art. This course also emphasizes the necessary skills to provide the students with a perceptual base leading to understanding artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural contexts.

    Art History Notes

    N/A

  • ASL (Cyber High)
    World Language
    E

    ASL (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    ASL (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • Astronomy
    Physical science
    D

    Astronomy Course Description

    This course is intended to satisfy the physical science graduation requirement. Students in astronomy will utilize basic concepts of chemistry, physics and earth science, as applied to the study of stars, galaxies, and history of the universe.

    Astronomy Notes

    N/A

  • Beginning Digital Music
    Fine Art
    F

    Beginning Digital Music Course Description

    N/A

    Beginning Digital Music Notes

    N/A

  • Beginning Guitar
    Fine Art
    No

    Beginning Guitar Course Description

    This course is designed for a beginning instrumental student learning the fundamentals of classical guitar. Basic music fundamentals including music theory, proper posture/embouchure, intonation, tone production, PIMA fingering, chord symbols and structure, basic accompanimental style and care of instrument will be emphasized.

    Beginning Guitar Notes

    N/A

  • Beginning Instruments
    Fine Art
    No

    Beginning Instruments Course Description

    This course is designed for a beginning instrumental student or for a student who is learning a secondary instrument on standard band/orchestral instruments. Basic music fundamentals including music theory, proper posture/embouchure, breath control, intonation, tone production fingering and care of instrument will be emphasized

    Beginning Instruments Notes

    N/A

  • Biology A PASS
    Life science
    D

    Biology A PASS Course Description

    N/A

    Biology A PASS Notes

    N/A

  • Biology B PASS
    Life science
    D

    Biology B PASS Course Description

    N/A

    Biology B PASS Notes

    N/A

  • Biology Core (APEX)
    Life science
    D

    Biology Core (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    Biology Core (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • Biology Honors with Lab (Edgenuity)
    Life science
    D

    Biology Honors with Lab (Edgenuity) Course Description

    N/A

    Biology Honors with Lab (Edgenuity) Notes

    N/A

  • Biology Lab
    Life science
    D

    Biology Lab Course Description

    This course counts toward the admissions requirements for entrance into the U.C. system. This is a comprehensive college preparatory study of the plant and animal kingdoms, utilizing the laboratory approach.

    Biology Lab Notes

    N/A

  • Biology Lab H
    Life science
    D

    Biology Lab H Course Description

    This course counts toward admissions requirements for the U.C. system. This is a comprehensive college preparatory course study of the plant, animal and protist kingdoms, utilizing the laboratory approach. Emphasis will be on student-centered, student-directed activities and expanded study of the kingdoms, genetics, biochemistry, and other major topics. Statistical analysis and experimental design will be applied to biological problems.

    Biology Lab H Notes

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  • Biology Lab LA
    Life science
    D

    Biology Lab LA Course Description

    This course is designed to give the students both theory and hands-on experience with skills and knowledge required of a forensic scientist while covering the California Content Standards for Biology. The class will cover the units required of a traditional biology class while the activities and labs will focus on forensic science with respect to the Biology standards. Topics include microbiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, regulatory mechanisms and behaviors, matter and energy in living systems and the human physiology. Laboratory activities include dissection, investigations and experimentations. Students develop problem-solving skills as they design and conduct their own experiments and develop critical-thinking skills through research and discussion about issues related to the public services career path. Students will have guest speakers and inquiry activities requiring them to relate the necessary knowledge for science careers in law with the Biology curriculum.

    Biology Lab LA Notes

    N/A

  • Biology Lab TECA
    Life science
    D

    Biology Lab TECA Course Description

    In this first-year biology course, students study the basic concepts and principles of biology from a human perspective. Students learn about the structure and function of human systems in health and disease, human inheritance and change, and the role of humans in ecological systems. Topics include microbiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, regulatory mechanisms and behaviors, matter and energy in living systems, and human physiology. There will be a special emphasis on human growth and development in relation to the brain and learning. Laboratory activities include dissection, investigation, and experimentation. Students develop problem-solving skills as they design and conduct their own experiments and develop critical-thinking skills through research and discussion about issues related to the teaching and education field.

    Biology Lab TECA Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry Core (APEX)
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry Core (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    Chemistry Core (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry HA
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry HA Course Description

    This is a college preparatory course in the physical science strand and is designed to give a basic understanding of the composition and chemical properties of matter. The fundamentals of chemistry including the composition of atoms and molecules, mass balance, energy, properties of gases and solutions, solubility, diffusion, ionic strength, acid-base chemistry, and basic nuclear chemistry will be discussed. Additionally the structure and reactivity of inorganic, organic, and biological molecules will be studied. Enzyme catalysis, including the metabolism of sugars, lipids, and proteins will be addressed. The laboratory is an essential part of the course. Students will develop an understanding of how factual knowledge and experimental knowledge provide the basis for interpreting, generalizing, theorizing, and inferring the scientific principles and laws associated with chemistry. Additionally students will complete a series of related investigations in the area of health science and the interactions of chemicals with the human body that support and extend classroom lectures.

    Chemistry HA Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry Honors
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry Honors Course Description

    This course is A-G lab science, but is NOT HONORS CREDITS. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems and there is emphasis on analysis in the laboratory as well as in the classroom. The course gives an understanding of the composition and the chemical properties of matter. Laboratory work is an integral part of coursework. The intensive mathematical approach, the fast pace of content presentation, and the breadth and depth of material covered limit students in this course to those with demonstrated ability in algebra.

    Chemistry Honors Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry Honors with Labs (Edgenuity)
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry Honors with Labs (Edgenuity) Course Description

    N/A

    Chemistry Honors with Labs (Edgenuity) Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry IB HL1
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry IB HL1 Course Description

    Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as useful preparation for employment. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the scientific process. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply scientific facts, concepts, techniques, terminology, and various methods of presenting scientific data. Students will also construct, analyze, and evaluate hypotheses, research questions and predictions, scientific methods and techniques, and scientific explanations. They will demonstrate the personal skills of cooperation, perseverance and responsibility appropriate for scientific investigation and problem solving. Students will demonstrate the manipulative skills necessary to carry out scientific investigations with precision and safety.

    Chemistry IB HL1 Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry IB HL2
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry IB HL2 Course Description

    Year 2 of a 2 year course. Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as useful preparation for employment. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the scientific process. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply scientific facts, concepts, techniques, terminology, and various methods of presenting scientific data. Students will also construct, analyze, and evaluate hypotheses, research questions and predictions, scientific methods and techniques, and scientific explanations. They will demonstrate the personal skills of cooperation, perseverance and responsibility appropriate for scientific investigation and problem solving. Students will demonstrate the manipulative skills necessary to carry out scientific investigations with precision and safety.

    Chemistry IB HL2 Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry IB SL
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry IB SL Course Description

    Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as useful preparation for employment. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the scientific process. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply scientific facts, concepts, techniques, terminology, and various methods of presenting scientific data. Students will also construct, analyze, and evaluate hypotheses, research questions and predictions, scientific methods and techniques, and scientific explanations. They will demonstrate the personal skills of cooperation, perseverance and responsibility appropriate for scientific investigation and problem solving. Students will demonstrate the manipulative skills necessary to carry out scientific investigations with precision and safety.

    Chemistry IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry Lab
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry Lab Course Description

    This course counts toward the admissions requirements for entrance to UC. This college preparatory course in the physical science strand is designed to give a basic understanding of the composition and chemical properties of matter. The presently accepted theory of the atom is carefully developed through observations and measurements in the laboratory of known properties of matter. The laboratory is an essential part of the course. This course is recommended preparation for non-science majors. This course essentially parallels Chem Study but at a slower pace with less intensive mathematical treatments. However, mathematical analysis still comprises an essential component of any chemistry course.

    Chemistry Lab Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry Study
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry Study Course Description

    This is a college preparatory course in the physical science strand and is designed to give a basic understanding of the composition and chemical properties of matter. The presently accepted theory of the atom is carefully developed through observations and measurements of known properties of matter in the laboratory. The laboratory is an essential part of the course. This course is recommended preparation for science/engineering/medical careers.

    Chemistry Study Notes

    N/A

  • Chemistry with Labs (Edgenuity)
    Physical science
    D

    Chemistry with Labs (Edgenuity) Course Description

    N/A

    Chemistry with Labs (Edgenuity) Notes

    N/A

  • Chorus
    Fine Art
    No

    Chorus Course Description

    The Chorus ensemble promotes the development of proper vocal technique including matching pitches and sustaining a vocal line whether individually or with the ensemble through two part and SAB literature. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day

    Chorus Notes

    N/A

  • College Algebra
    Math
    C

    College Algebra Course Description

    This course is designed to be a bridge between Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. College Algebra will reinforce the concepts learned in Algebra 2 and introduce higher level skills necessary for Pre-Calculus. The course will include the algebra of equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and elementary differentiation. Topics will also include mathematical induction, functions and their graphs, elementary matrix operations and a review of statistics and probability. A high level of application problems will be done throughout the course.

    College Algebra Notes

    N/A

  • Color Guard
    Fine Art
    No

    Color Guard Course Description

    This course is designed for the purpose of team building emphasizing physical conditioning, endurance and motor skills in relation to color guard technique through the use of tall flags, short flags, rifles, saber, shields/banners and dance for performances at civic events, parades, field shows and winter guard competitions. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Color Guard Notes

    N/A

  • Comedy/Improv
    Fine Art
    F

    Comedy/Improv Course Description

    This course offers students intensive instruction in the principles and techniques of comedic and improvisational acting, writing, production, design, and directing for the stage, film/television, and new media for the Internet. Students learn the craft of comedic and improvisational acting and writing through studying and analyzing style, structure, and content; studying and analyzing contemporary and historical comedic works; participating in scenes, sketches, stand-up routines, and improvisational games; participating in the development of content for the stage, film, and Internet. Students will demonstrate their skills though a plethora of performance opportunities within the classroom and in films and Internet content throughout the year, and through participation in two main stage comedy or improvisation performances during the school year.

    Comedy/Improv Notes

    N/A

  • Common Core Math 1A ED
    Math
    No

    Common Core Math 1A ED Course Description

    With good school attendance, as well as application and effort on the part of the student, the student successfully completing Common Core Mathematics 1A ED will develop proficiency for the 9th grade Common Core high school conceptual categories of number and quantity, Algebra, and Functions. Moreover, students will extend their capacity for the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMP), thus preparing them for the rigor of high school Common Core Mathematics 1A ED. Completion of 2nd semester Common Core Mathematics 1B ED fulfills OUHSD’s graduation requirement.

    Common Core Math 1A ED Notes

    N/A

  • Common Core Math 1A SDC
    Math
    No

    Common Core Math 1A SDC Course Description

    With good school attendance, as well as application and effort on the part of the student, the student successfully completing Common Core Mathematics 1A SDC will develop proficiency for the 9th grade Common Core high school conceptual categories of number and quantity, Algebra, and Functions. Moreover, students will extend their capacity for the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMP), thus preparing them for the rigor of high school Common Core Mathematics 1A SDC. Completion of 2nd semester Common Core Mathematics 1B SDC fulfills OUHSD’s graduation requirement.

    Common Core Math 1A SDC Notes

    N/A

  • Common Core Math 1B ED
    Math
    No

    Common Core Math 1B ED Course Description

    With good school attendance, as well as application and effort on the part of the student, the student successfully completing Common Core Mathematics 1B ED will develop proficiency for the 9th grade Common Core high school conceptual categories of Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Moreover, students will extend their capacity for the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMP). Completion of 2nd semester Common Core Mathematics 1B ED fulfills OUHSD’s graduation requirement.

    Common Core Math 1B ED Notes

    N/A

  • Common Core Math 1B SDC
    Math
    No

    Common Core Math 1B SDC Course Description

    With good school attendance, as well as application and effort on the part of the student, the student successfully completing Common Core Mathematics 1B SDC will develop proficiency for the 9th grade Common Core high school conceptual categories of Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Moreover, students will extend their capacity for the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMP). Completion of 2nd semester Common Core Mathematics 1B SDC fulfills OUHSD’s graduation requirement

    Common Core Math 1B SDC Notes

    N/A

  • Communication 2000
    No

    Communication 2000 Course Description

    N/A

    Communication 2000 Notes

    N/A

  • Computer Graphics Art A & B
    Fine Art
    No

    Computer Graphics Art A & B Course Description

    This is a comprehensive program that introduces the student to computer graphic art and will enable students to create fine art media on the computer. This computer graphics course will allow the student to gain the necessary skills for additional training through other educational sources. Students will develop an appreciation of traditional artistic expression, as well as an understanding of the role of contemporary media as a verbal and visual means of communication in today’s society. Through theory and a comprehensive hands-on training, the student will learn computer graphic art fundamentals, traditional art fundamentals, drawing, color theory, basic rendering, and basic foundations of graphic design, graphic art history, and computer graphics digital imaging.

    Computer Graphics Art A & B Notes

    N/A

  • Concert Band
    Fine Art
    F

    Concert Band Course Description

    This course is designed for the purpose of studying, rehearsing and performing standard and experimental concert repertoire for selected concert performances and civic events. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Concert Band Notes

    N/A

  • Concert Choir
    Fine Art
    F

    Concert Choir Course Description

    The Concert Choir is a performance ensemble emphasizing advanced music skill and technique through SAB, SATB and festival literature. Voice production and technique, music reading and ensemble singing are emphasized. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Concert Choir Notes

    N/A

  • Criminal Justice/Pre-Law
    Elective
    A

    Criminal Justice/Pre-Law Course Description

    Criminal Justice/Pre Law is an introduction of the American legal and justice system. Emphasis is placed on citizen’s rights and responsibilities. The United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and landmark Supreme Court decisions are introduced. The legislative (law making) process will be studied, and students will learn how laws are carried out and the American criminal justice system functions on the federal, state and local levels. Students will study the history of our federal and state courts, civil and criminal law, juvenile law, police, and corrections. Students will have the opportunity to visit the California Youth Authority, attend a Superior Court trial, and hear guest speakers who will include Superior and Municipal court judges, private practice attorneys, sworn law enforcement officers, and defense and prosecution attorneys. Students will understand the importance of ethical and legal responsibilities along with learning valuable leadership and teamwork skills.

    Criminal Justice/Pre-Law Notes

    N/A

  • CSU Expository Reading and Writing
    English
    B

    CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course Description

    The ERWC course is a CSU-designed English course that focuses on non-fiction (expository) reading and writing skills. This course is designed to better prepare students for the type of expository reading and writing skills that they need to be successful in college. The goal of the Expository Reading and Writing course is to prepare college-bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education. Through a sequence of rigorous instructional modules, students in this yearlong, rhetoric-based course develop advanced proficiencies in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. The cornerstone of the course—the assignment template— presents a process for helping students read, comprehend, and respond to nonfiction and literacy texts. Modules also provide instruction in research methods and documentation conventions. Students will be expected to increase their awareness of the rhetorical strategies employed by authors, and to apply those strategies in their own writing. They will read closely to examine the relationship between an author’s argument or theme and his or her audience and purpose, to analyze the impact of structural and rhetorical strategies and to examine the social, political, and philosophical assumptions that underlie the text. By the end of the course, students will be expected to use this process independently when reading unfamiliar texts and writing in response to them. Course texts include contemporary essays, newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, reports, biographies, memos, assorted public documents, and other non-fiction texts. Written assessments and holistic scoring guides conclude each unit.

    CSU Expository Reading and Writing Notes

    N/A

  • Dance & Rhythmics
    PE
    No

    Dance & Rhythmics Course Description

    N/A

    Dance & Rhythmics Notes

    N/A

  • Dance Technique
    Fine Art
    F

    Dance Technique Course Description

    N/A

    Dance Technique Notes

    N/A

  • Dance Techniques
    PE
    G

    Dance Techniques Course Description

    N/A

    Dance Techniques Notes

    N/A

  • Digital Photography
    Fine Art
    F

    Digital Photography Course Description

    Technology is now an integral part of photography. As a result this course will concentrate primarily on the use of digital cameras and the production of quality digital images. The class will cover the historical aspects of photography and discuss the positive and negative aspects of regular film cameras and the newer digital cameras and techniques. The curriculum will emphasize computer software (i.e. Photoshop) to manipulate digital images. Students will acquire the necessary technical and artistic skills to produce meaningful photographs that are linked to established art historical traditions in photographs. (VAPA 1.0 Artistic Perception, VAPA 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context.) Students will also learn to exchange files between software programs; create brochures, advertisements, and other forms of graphic page layouts.

    Digital Photography Notes

    N/A

  • Drama 1
    Fine Art
    F

    Drama 1 Course Description

    N/A

    Drama 1 Notes

    N/A

  • Drama 1 (P)
    VPA
    F

    Drama 1 (P) Course Description

    This course is designed for a beginning theater student. Acting technique including voice, body movement, character analysis, interpretation, stage arrangement as well as playwriting will be emphasized. Instruction in theater history from its roots to the contemporary theater will be covered.

    Drama 1 (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Drama 2
    Fine Art
    F

    Drama 2 Course Description

    N/A

    Drama 2 Notes

    N/A

  • Drama 2 (P)
    VPA
    F

    Drama 2 (P) Course Description

    This course is designed for a advanced theater student. Advanced development of acting technique including voice, body movement, character analysis, interpretation, stage arrangement as well as playwriting will be emphasized. Students will review theater history and its relationship to performance.

    Drama 2 (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Earth and Space Science CP
    Physical science
    D

    Earth and Space Science CP Course Description

    N/A

    Earth and Space Science CP Notes

    N/A

  • Earth and Space Science Honors
    Physical science
    D

    Earth and Space Science Honors Course Description

    N/A

    Earth and Space Science Honors Notes

    N/A

  • Econ 4
    Economics
    G

    Econ 4 Course Description

    A-G approved elective, meets the econ. graduation requirement. This one semester course will study economic concepts and how they relate to the world, the nation, the business, and the individual. Included is the economic importance to students as present and/or future employees, consumers, savers, investors, and citizens.

    Econ 4 Notes

    N/A

  • ELD 103
    English credit
    B

    ELD 103 Course Description

    ELD 103 and ELD 103 Reading and Writing is intended as a core course. This course will ensure that students will be successful in all college preparatory content classes; the course prepares students to succeed in either college preparatory one-period grade level mainstream or SDAIE English. In addition, students whose first language is Spanish will be concurrently enrolled in an Advance Placement Spanish language or Spanish Literature course and continue to explore bilingual/bicultural career opportunities

    ELD 103 Notes

    N/A

  • ELD 103 Reading and Writing
    Elective credit
    No

    ELD 103 Reading and Writing Course Description

    ELD 103 Reading and Writing is intended as a support course for the ELD 103 course. The content and pacing reflect that these two classes, ELD 103 and ELD 103 Reading and Writing be taken concurrently, and preferably as a block course. This course will ensure that students will be successful in all college preparatory content classes; the course prepares students to succeed in either college preparatory one-period grade level mainstream or SDAIE English. In addition, students whose first language is Spanish will be concurrently enrolled in an Advance Placement Spanish language or Spanish Literature course and continue to explore bilingual/bicultural career opportunities.

    ELD 103 Reading and Writing Notes

    N/A

  • Engineering Research and Development (PLTW)
    Science
    D

    Engineering Research and Development (PLTW) Course Description

    N/A

    Engineering Research and Development (PLTW) Notes

    N/A

  • English 1
    English
    B

    English 1 Course Description

    This course includes study and skill development in core literature, language usage, vocabulary, writing, and reading skills, with a particular focus on written expression. Course content will prepare the student to master the language arts standards assessed on the California High School Exit Exam.

    English 1 Notes

    N/A

  • English 101
    English credit
    No

    English 101 Course Description

    This course concentrates on the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with emphasis on the oral/aural development, acculturation, and self-esteem. It is not a remedial English class, as the potential of many of the students who are eligible for this course is very high. This is the first course for the identified limited-English-proficient (LEP) student.

    English 101 Notes

    N/A

  • English 102
    English credit
    No

    English 102 Course Description

    This course concentrates on the oral/aural and usage skills of English for the identified limited-English-proficient (LEP) student. It is not a remedial English class, as the potential of many of the students who ar eligible for this course is very high. This course concentrates on the development of the following skills: thinking, literary, oral/aural, reading, study, usage, vocabulary, writing and acculturation/self-esteem. This is the second course for the LEP student.

    English 102 Notes

    N/A

  • English 103
    English credit
    No

    English 103 Course Description

    This course concentrates on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of English for the limited-English-proficient (LEP) student. It is not a remedial English class, as the potential of many of the students eligible for this course is very high. This course is a review of the skills presented in the second level of this series, and an expansion of those skills to a mastery level. The major focus shall be placed on the further development of literacy skills. This course concentrates on the development of the following skills: thinking, literary, oral/aural, reading, study, usage, vocabulary, writing for the LEP student and acculturation/self-esteem. The ultimate goal of this class is to facilitate the LEP student’s transition into the mainstream English program.

    English 103 Notes

    N/A

  • English 1A and 1B (Cyber High)
    English
    B

    English 1A and 1B (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    English 1A and 1B (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • English 1H
    English
    B

    English 1H Course Description

    This is the first stage in a series of English courses for the preparation of students for college or university. The course provides study in the various types of literary genre, which will include core literature works. The class introduces students to a more sophisticated level of literary terms and their applications. Grammar and vocabulary on an accelerated level are studied. A written final exam will be required. Course content will prepare the student to master the language arts standards assessed on the California High School Exit Exam.

    English 1H Notes

    N/A

  • English 2
    English
    B

    English 2 Course Description

    This course includes study and skill development in core literature, language usage, vocabulary, writing, and reading skills, with a particular focus on written expression. Course content will prepare the student to master the language arts standards assessed on the California High School Exit Exam.

    English 2 Notes

    N/A

  • English 2A and 2B (Cyber High)
    English
    B

    English 2A and 2B (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    English 2A and 2B (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • English 2H
    English
    B

    English 2H Course Description

    This is the second stage in a series of English courses for the preparation of students for college or university. The course provides a survey of literature emphasizing critical assessment of the material. Basic communication skills are reviewed through expository writing,. The course further introduces the student to more highly developed study in the correct use of language and vocabulary. The course will also include core literature, intensive reading, library assignments, and a written final exam.

    English 2H Notes

    N/A

  • English 3
    English
    B

    English 3 Course Description

    This course includes study and skill development in American literature and a concentration on composition. There is intensive vocabulary and grammar study.

    English 3 Notes

    N/A

  • English 3H
    English
    B

    English 3H Course Description

    This is the third stage in a series of English courses for the preparation of students for college or university. It encompasses a survey of American literature, core works, composition, vocabulary study, and grammar study as is necessary to enable the student to perform well in college. A written final exam will be required.

    English 3H Notes

    N/A

  • English 4
    English
    B

    English 4 Course Description

    This course encompasses English and world literature and core works. Special emphasis is placed on writing while English language conventions are reviewed as necessary. Vocabulary study, research skills, as well as listening and speaking strategies are featured.

    English 4 Notes

    N/A

  • English 4A and 4B (Cyber High)
    English
    B

    English 4A and 4B (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    English 4A and 4B (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • English 9
    English
    B

    English 9 Course Description

    Students will develop their skills in the following areas: decoding, vocabulary and concept development, reading comprehension of literature and informational text, critical analysis of text, writing to improve reading, and fluency in oral and silent reading. Reading for pleasure and personal interest will be encouraged. Thinking skills, study skills, and workplace skills will also be addressed.

    English 9 Notes

    N/A

  • English I (APEX)
    English
    B

    English I (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    English I (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • English IB HL1
    English
    B

    English IB HL1 Course Description

    IB English 3HL, Language and Literature is the first year of a two-year course designed to prepare students for full participation in English courses at the college/university level. This course has been previously approved by the UC as an honors-level course in the “b” category.

    English IB HL1 Notes

    N/A

  • English IB HL2
    English
    B

    English IB HL2 Course Description

    IB English 4HL, Language and Literature is the second year of a two-year course designed to prepare students for full participation in English courses at the college/university level.

    English IB HL2 Notes

    N/A

  • English IB SL
    English
    B

    English IB SL Course Description

    English 3 SL is the first year of a two-year course designed to prepare students for full participation in English courses at the college/university level. IB English 4SL, Language and Literature is the second year of a two-year course designed to prepare students for full participation in English courses at the college/university level.

    English IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • English II: Critical Reading and Effective Writing (APEX)
    English
    B

    English II: Critical Reading and Effective Writing (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    English II: Critical Reading and Effective Writing (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • English III (APEX)
    English
    B

    English III (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    English III (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • English IV (APEX)
    English
    B

    English IV (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    English IV (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • English Language Arts 11 Honors (Edgenuity)
    English
    B

    English Language Arts 11 Honors (Edgenuity) Course Description

    N/A

    English Language Arts 11 Honors (Edgenuity) Notes

    N/A

  • English Language Arts 12 Honors (Edgenuity)
    English
    B

    English Language Arts 12 Honors (Edgenuity) Course Description

    N/A

    English Language Arts 12 Honors (Edgenuity) Notes

    N/A

  • Environmental Science
    Life science
    G

    Environmental Science Course Description

    Environmental Science is a laboratory based integrated science course. This course will investigate how the biological and physical systems on this planet work. The interaction of the planet’s systems with the human species will be interpreted. Human initiated environmental problems will be analyzed and solutions to these problems explored. Hands-on laboratory work and multi-sensorial learning strategies will be the basis for instruction.

    Environmental Science Notes

    N/A

  • Environmental Systems IB SL
    Life science??
    D

    Environmental Systems IB SL Course Description

    This course will first investigate the science of Ecology and the structure and function of ecosystems, with an emphasis on local habitats. The course will then lead into a study of the anthropogenic effects on these ecosystems and their impacts. Concepts and methodologies will be taught along with field experiences and lab research to allow students to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. This course will also attempt to identify local and global environmental problems, both natural and man-made, evaluate the risks associated with these problems and create proactive/alternative solutions to solving and /or preventing them. This course is designed to encourage students to develop an international and global environmental view, while using local perspectives to investigate the environment and related impacts here in Ventura County as well as California in general. This course will look at societal impacts on the earth through a scientific lens. This class focuses on the basic, but crucial parts of science, which enable us to seek the answers to many questions about nature. Students will be encouraged to use technological investigations in order to scientifically explore their environment. We will then take this fundamental study of science and apply it to the study of our world and our impact as human beings. As a trans-disciplinary subject, environmental systems and societies is designed to combine the techniques and knowledge associated with group 4 (the experimental sciences) with those associated with group 3 (individuals and societies). By choosing to study a trans-disciplinary course such as this as part of their diploma, students are able to satisfy the requirements for both groups 3 and 4 of the hexagon, thus allowing them to choose another subject from any hexagon group (including another group 3 or 4 subject). Trans-disciplinary subjects therefore introduce more flexibility into the IB Diploma Programme.

    Environmental Systems IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • ESL Conversation 101
    English credit
    No

    ESL Conversation 101 Course Description

    This course is designed for the identified limited-English proficient (LEP) student enrolled in English 101. The students will learn basic oral communication skills while stressing vocabulary, self-esteem, problem-solving and thinking skills, and acculturation. This course will also emphasize the oral/aural skills of English 101. The student is expected to progress from following simple oral directions in English to using appropriate English in every-day situations.

    ESL Conversation 101 Notes

    N/A

  • ESL Conversation 102
    English credit
    No

    ESL Conversation 102 Course Description

    This course is designed for the identified limited-English-proficient (LEP) student enrolled in English 102. The student will learn advanced oral communication skills, while stressing vocabulary, self-esteem, problem-solving and thinking skills, and acculturation. This course will also emphasize the oral/aural skills of English 102. The student is expected to progress from using simple conversational English to more advanced communicational situations.

    ESL Conversation 102 Notes

    N/A

  • Film: A Visual Adaptation of Literature
    Elective
    No

    Film: A Visual Adaptation of Literature Course Description

    This course provides students with a greater appreciation of literature through the medium of film. By studying cinematic representations of literary works, the students have the opportunity to relate life experiences and talents to literature in a visual medium. Analysis and evaluation help strengthen students’ critical thinking skills.

    Film: A Visual Adaptation of Literature Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11.

  • French 1
    World Language
    E

    French 1 Course Description

    Emphasis is placed on the students’ attaining proficiency in the communication skills. These include the receptive skills of listening and reading and the productive skills of speaking and writing. Non-verbal skills are also emphasized. The language is presented within the contemporary French speaking world and its culture. Material is presented in such a way as to elicit a high level of student participation. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    French 1 Notes

    N/A

  • French 1 APEX
    World Language
    E

    French 1 APEX Course Description

    N/A

    French 1 APEX Notes

    N/A

  • French 1 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    French 1 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    French 1 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • French 2
    World Language
    E

    French 2 Course Description

    The course continues to develop the basic communicative skills through careful articulation between levels 1 and 2. Course content stresses the acquisition of additional vocabulary, the use of more advanced grammatical concepts, and increased practice in the conversational use of the language. The language is presented with the context of the French speaking world and its culture. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    French 2 Notes

    N/A

  • French 2 APEX
    World Language
    E

    French 2 APEX Course Description

    N/A

    French 2 APEX Notes

    N/A

  • French 2 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    French 2 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    French 2 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • French 3
    World Language
    E

    French 3 Course Description

    The goal of the course is to increase the students’ language proficiency, that is, their ability to use French for communication, and to build the students’ fluency, that is, the ease and confidence with which they use French for self-expression. It is also necessary to consolidate and to expand the students’ knowledge of how the French language functions. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    French 3 Notes

    N/A

  • French 3 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    French 3 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    French 3 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • French 4
    World Language
    E

    French 4 Course Description

    The goal of the course is to increase the students’ language proficiency, that is, their ability to use French for communication, and to build the students’ fluency, that is, the ease and confidence with which they use French for self-expression. It is also necessary to consolidate and to expand the students’ knowledge of how the French language functions. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    French 4 Notes

    N/A

  • French IB SL
    World Language
    E

    French IB SL Course Description

    This one-year course is entirely conducted in the French language and is intended for the students who have taken three years of French. It is designed to provide students with opportunities to refine and enhance their abilities to express themselves accurately and resourcefully both orally and in writing. Students will concentrate on developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to be able to communicate clearly and effectively as they are exposed to many different types of situations, contexts, and materials. Students will be exposed to authentic materials from the French speaking countries so as to enrich their global awareness and promote the very nature of this programme which is internationalism. The French 4 AP/IB course is designed to train students to practice extensively the skills that they have previously acquired to develop fluency, to explore new complex concepts and structures and to demonstrate profound understanding of the different situations and contexts within the many cultures where the language is spoken. Students will be encouraged to participate in various activities to strengthen their four communication skills, enhance their vocabulary repertoire and increase their readiness for the formal AP/IB assessments.

    French IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • GED Reading/Literature
    No

    GED Reading/Literature Course Description

    N/A

    GED Reading/Literature Notes

    N/A

  • GED Writing
    No

    GED Writing Course Description

    N/A

    GED Writing Notes

    N/A

  • Geography for Tourism
    Geography
    No

    Geography for Tourism Course Description

    Academy course- Geography for Tourism introduces students to the importance of geography in the hospitality and tourism industry through the study of travel or “destination” geography. Students explore the world’s geographic regions, focusing on the factors that create desirable travel destinations: weather and climate, physical features, cultural elements, historical interest, and tourist attractions. Students study the ways that the tourism industry promotes destinations, and they learn about current trends in travel. Finally, students learn about careers in the hospitality and tourism industry that are particularly dependent on a deep knowledge of geography. Students apply their understanding of these factors to a detailed analysis of one country from a travel geography standpoint as the culminating project of the course. Acting as researchers for a travel website, students develop portfolios on their country with the following components: an introduction with a detailed description of the country’s geography; a climate profile; a historic timeline; a cultural heritage summary; a map identifying top tourist attractions within the country; two thematically different tour itineraries; and a list of travel tips and warnings.

    Geography for Tourism Notes

    N/A

  • Geography- College Prep
    Geography
    A

    Geography- College Prep Course Description

    The course covers a study of man’s use of the earth. Emphasis will be placed on building geographic skills and knowledge. Students will study geology, climate, regional resources, ecological issues, population distributions and relationships to current events. Throughout the course, the student will increase knowledge of place names and identification.

    Geography- College Prep Notes

    N/A

  • German 1
    World Language
    E

    German 1 Course Description

    The major emphasis the first year is placed upon speaking and understanding German. The method employed is the oral-aural. The principles of recognition, imitation, repetition, variation, and selection are utilized in this course. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    German 1 Notes

    N/A

  • German 1 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    German 1 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    German 1 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • German 2
    World Language
    E

    German 2 Course Description

    This second year course continues to develop the basic language skills. Course content stresses the acquisition of additional vocabulary, the use of more advanced grammatical concepts, and intensive practice in the conversational use of the language. An introduction to literature may be provided. The study of history, culture, and customs is expanded. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    German 2 Notes

    N/A

  • German 2 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    German 2 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    German 2 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • German 3
    World Language
    E

    German 3 Course Description

    This course is designed to develop a greater degree of mastery and facility in the basic language skills. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s reading comprehension, command of vocabulary, fluency in oral expression, and grammatical accuracy in written composition. Reading materials include classical and contemporary literature and selections from current periodicals. The study of history, culture, and customs is treated in greater depth. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    German 3 Notes

    N/A

  • German 4
    World Language
    E

    German 4 Course Description

    This course is designed to develop a greater degree of mastery and facility in the basic language skills. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s reading comprehension, command of vocabulary, fluency in oral expression, and grammatical accuracy in written composition. Reading materials include classical and contemporary literature and selections from current periodicals. The study of history, culture, and customs is treated in greater depth. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    German 4 Notes

    N/A

  • Get Reel: English Through Your Lens
    English
    B

    Get Reel: English Through Your Lens Course Description

    UC Honors credit given. Adopted from UCCI.

    Get Reel: English Through Your Lens Notes

    N/A

  • History of the Americas IBHL2 3
    United States History
    A

    History of the Americas IBHL2 3 Course Description

    The nations of the Americas have collectively shaped modern world history. The purpose of the International Baccalaureate History of the Americas (Higher Level) course is to develop the candidates’ understanding of the growth of the nation-states of the Americas: the United States, Canada, and the countries of Latin America, including Central America and the Caribbean. The history of the Americas is a distinct set of narrative pathways that interconnect the nations of the region not only with their mother nations and the Old World, but also with each other through a network that includes political and economic forces, culture, technology, and conflict. The history of the Americas is a unique record of ideological and physical struggles, innovations, and attempts to improve the human condition. It is a record of the maintenance of traditions and attempts to develop new ones. The history of the Americas is paradoxical: a “new” history with roots in the ancient heritage of the indigenous peoples, and the integration, segregation, and synthesis of diverse peoples and ideas of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The history of the Americas is at once revolutionary and conservative. The History of the Americas course will focus on the evolution of the nation-states of the region in terms of their relationship to each other, as well as connections to global events and trends. In studying the people, places, and events of the history of the Americas, the course candidate will develop the skills of a historian.

    History of the Americas IBHL2 3 Notes

    N/A

  • History of the Americas IBHL2 4
    United States History
    A

    History of the Americas IBHL2 4 Course Description

    Year 2 of a 2-year course. The nations of the Americas have collectively shaped modern world history. The purpose of the International Baccalaureate History of the Americas (Higher Level) course is to develop the candidates’ understanding of the growth of the nation-states of the Americas: the United States, Canada, and the countries of Latin America, including Central America and the Caribbean. The history of the Americas is a distinct set of narrative pathways that interconnect the nations of the region not only with their mother nations and the Old World, but also with each other through a network that includes political and economic forces, culture, technology, and conflict. The history of the Americas is a unique record of ideological and physical struggles, innovations, and attempts to improve the human condition. It is a record of the maintenance of traditions and attempts to develop new ones. The history of the Americas is paradoxical: a “new” history with roots in the ancient heritage of the indigenous peoples, and the integration, segregation, and synthesis of diverse peoples and ideas of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The history of the Americas is at once revolutionary and conservative. The History of the Americas course will focus on the evolution of the nation-states of the region in terms of their relationship to each other, as well as connections to global events and trends. In studying the people, places, and events of the history of the Americas, the course candidate will develop the skills of a historian.

    History of the Americas IBHL2 4 Notes

    N/A

  • IB Economics SL/ AP Macroeconomics
    Economics
    G

    IB Economics SL/ AP Macroeconomics Course Description

    The IB Economics/AP Macroeconomics course is designed as a general introduction to the subject. The main areas are microeconomics and macroeconomics, international economics and development. Special emphasis is given to the study of national income and price determination, internationalism and development and an attempt is made to relate what is covered in class to students’ experiences and the real world. Specific examples of topics could include anything from unemployment and inflation, to problems of less developed countries.

    IB Economics SL/ AP Macroeconomics Notes

    N/A

  • Illustration/Life Drawing
    Fine Art
    F

    Illustration/Life Drawing Course Description

    This course will stress advanced techniques of illustration, life drawing and portraiture using a variety of styles and media in the production of original artwork. Illustration will focus on the principles and elements of art in the rendering of subject matter. Students will explore the methods and styles of famous artists while understanding the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of their period. Life Drawing places emphasis on the study of anatomy and problem solving unique to rendering the human figure. Lighting, costume, and advanced drawing techniques are practiced with the use of live models. Students will learn to critique their own work and that of others and will prepare artwork for exhibit. Included is an exploration of art-related careers and employment opportunities.

    Illustration/Life Drawing Notes

    N/A

  • Independent Study: Music
    Fine Art
    No

    Independent Study: Music Course Description

    This course is designed to meet the specific needs of music students in their occupational preparation through (1) specific individual projects set up on a contract system, and/or (2) private instruction on an instrument or in voice. Students may be required to demonstrate their progress through projects or live performance. Grades will be determined by the site instructor with advice from the student’s private instructor

    Independent Study: Music Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 1
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 1 Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 1 is a grade 9 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Function, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability into a two semester course.

    Integrated Math 1 Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 1A
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 1A Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 1A is a grade 9 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, and Function into a two semester course. This course is designed for students that need extra time to master the approximately ½ the content of CA CCSSM for Math 1. Math 1A is the 1st year of a 2 year Math 1A-1B sequence.

    Integrated Math 1A Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 1B
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 1B Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 1B is a grade 10 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Function, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability into a two semester course. This course is designed for students that need extra time to master the approximately ½ the content of CA CCSSM for Math 1. Math 1B is the 2nd year of a 2 year Math 1A-1B sequence.

    Integrated Math 1B Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 2
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 2 Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 2 is a grade 10 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Function, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability into a two semester course. This course is comprised of California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM) selected from the high school conceptual categories, which were written to encompass the scope of content and skills to be addressed throughout grades 9–12 rather than through any single course. The course is designed to prepare students for the natural progression to higher math courses, specifically Integrated Mathematics 3 and Pre-Calculus.

    Integrated Math 2 Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 2A and 2B CyberHigh
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 2A and 2B CyberHigh Course Description

    N/A

    Integrated Math 2A and 2B CyberHigh Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 2H
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 2H Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 2 Honors is a grade 10 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Function, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability into a two semester course. This course is comprised of California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM) selected from the high school conceptual categories, which were written to encompass the scope of content and skills to be addressed throughout grades 9–12 rather than through any single course. The course is designed to prepare students for the natural progression to higher math courses, specifically Integrated Mathematics 3 and Pre-Calculus.

    Integrated Math 2H Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 3
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 3 Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 3 is a grade 11 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Function, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability into a two semester course. This course is comprised of California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM) selected from the high school conceptual categories, which were written to encompass the scope of content and skills to be addressed throughout grades 9–12 rather than through any single course. The course is designed to prepare students for the natural progression to higher math courses, specifically Pre-Calculus, Calculus (AP), Descriptive Statistics, and Statistics (AP).

    Integrated Math 3 Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 3A and 3B CyberHigh
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 3A and 3B CyberHigh Course Description

    N/A

    Integrated Math 3A and 3B CyberHigh Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 3H
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math 3H Course Description

    Integrated Mathematics 3 Honors is a grade 11 level math courses that integrates high school conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Function, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability into a two semester course. This course is comprised of California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM) selected from the high school conceptual categories, which were written to encompass the scope of content and skills to be addressed throughout grades 9–12 rather than through any single course. The course is designed to prepare students for the natural progression to higher math courses, specifically Pre-Calculus Honors, Calculus (AP), Descriptive Statistics, and Statistics (AP).

    Integrated Math 3H Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math 9
    Math
    No

    Integrated Math 9 Course Description

    With good school attendance, as well as application and effort on the part of the student, the student successfully completing Integrated Math 9 will develop proficiency in the Common Core conceptual categories of number system, expressions and equations, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability. Moreover, students will extend their capacity for the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMP), thus preparing them for the rigor of high school Integrated Math 1or Integrated Math 1A. Completion of 2nd semester Integrated Math 1 or 2nd semester Integrated Math 1B fulfills OUHSD’s graduation requirement.

    Integrated Math 9 Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Math IA and IB CyberHigh
    Math
    C

    Integrated Math IA and IB CyberHigh Course Description

    N/A

    Integrated Math IA and IB CyberHigh Notes

    N/A

  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry
    Physical science
    D

    Integrated Physics and Chemistry Course Description

    This integrated physical science course will focus on the principles and laws of physics and chemistry. The course is built around the 7E Model of Instruction, and Project Based Learning. Curriculum and laboratory exercises will strengthen the students’ critical thinking, problem-solving skills, laboratory skills and techniques, pattern recognition, ability to interpret and construct scientific models, and the ability to organize, interpret and communicate results in both written and oral forms.

    Integrated Physics and Chemistry Notes

    N/A

  • Interactive Math (IMP) 3
    Math
    C

    Interactive Math (IMP) 3 Course Description

    This is the third year of a three-year Integrated Math Program that satisfies the “a-f” admissions requirements of the University of California. Topics are drawn from mainly from algebra, (including the State adopted Algebra 2 standards), analytic geometry, geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics, and logic.

    Interactive Math (IMP) 3 Notes

    N/A

  • Interactive Math (IMP) 3H
    Math
    C

    Interactive Math (IMP) 3H Course Description

    This is the third year of a three-year Integrated Math Program that counts toward satisfying the UC a-f course admissions requirements. Topics are drawn largely from algebra (including the State adopted Algebra 2 standards), and from analytic Geometry, geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics, and logic. The honors option requires students to participate in a series of extension activities that will increase the breadth and depth of the regular curriculum.

    Interactive Math (IMP) 3H Notes

    N/A

  • Intermediate Band
    Fine Art
    No

    Intermediate Band Course Description

    This course is designed for students who have some instrumental training but need to develop and enhance their music fundamental skills to meet the rigorous demands of the Concert Band, Marching Band (etc.) ensembles. Music fundamentals including music theory, proper posture/embouchure, breath control, intonation, tone production fingering and care of instrument will be emphasized.

    Intermediate Band Notes

    N/A

  • Introduction to Design 1,2
    Fine Art
    F

    Introduction to Design 1,2 Course Description

    N/A

    Introduction to Design 1,2 Notes

    N/A

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
    Math
    No

    Introduction to Engineering Design Course Description

    Introduction to Engineering Design explores the interaction of mathematics and technology. Students are introduced to different types of engineering (mechanical, civil, electrical, and computer) as well as the underlying mathematics and scientific concepts associated with these disciplines. Using the design team as a model, students work in small groups to research, design, and construct engineering projects. Students will deepen their understanding of mathematics by working through problems and building prototypes. Included is instruction in the history of engineering and the scientific theory behind technological advances in civilization. This course is designed to interest students in the engineering fields, giving them an understanding of the why behind the math concepts, and motivating them to pursue advanced education in science, math, and engineering.

    Introduction to Engineering Design Notes

    N/A

  • Life Drawing
    Fine Art
    F

    Life Drawing Course Description

    N/A

    Life Drawing Notes

    N/A

  • Literature of the 20th Century
    Elective
    No

    Literature of the 20th Century Course Description

    This course includes a survey of high interest 20th century literature, (including selections from authors representing various cultures). This is a literature-based course which includes the study of practical grammar, composition and vocabulary.

    Literature of the 20th Century Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11. 12th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 4, English 4IB, English 4 Academy, English 4AP, Mexican/Chicano Literature, Communications 2000, or English 12.

  • Macroeconomics AP
    Economics
    G

    Macroeconomics AP Course Description

    The course will give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of national income and price determination and also will develop familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

    Macroeconomics AP Notes

    N/A

  • Mandarin 2
    World Language
    E

    Mandarin 2 Course Description

    N/A

    Mandarin 2 Notes

    N/A

  • Mandarin 3
    World Language
    E

    Mandarin 3 Course Description

    The purpose of the Mandarin 3 course is to continue to develop both a proficiency in communicating in the Mandarin Chinese language and an awareness of the history, geography and cultural products according to the cultural practices of The People’s Republic of China (Mainland), The Republic of China, Taiwan, and anywhere else where the Chinese language is spoken.

    Mandarin 3 Notes

    N/A

  • Mandarin 4
    World Language
    E

    Mandarin 4 Course Description

    The purpose of the Mandarin 4 course is to continue to develop the proficiency in the Mandarin Chinese language and further knowledge of the history, geography, Chinese cultural products and perspectives around the world where Chinese is spoken. The course engages the student in an exploration of both contemporary and historical Chinese, including topics such as traditions and customs, education and profession, food and fashion, sports, ethnic diversity, geography, history, climate, travel, technology, community and artistic pursuits. The student will continue to work on their expressive language skills, along with building receptive understanding of a native speaker. Students will go beyond the textbook and include Chinese short stories, newspapers, magazines and films. In addition, students will make oral presentations in Chinese. Advanced reading and writing activities will be integrated. Through the comparison and contrast of life in China and in US, students develop the awareness of China’s role in issues of global importance. Students will learn to further develop their skills across the three communicative modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational; and across the four domains (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to meet the ACFTL and California World Language Content Standards for High School covering the content, communication, cultures, structures, and settings of Mandarin Chinese.

    Mandarin 4 Notes

    N/A

  • MandChinese 1
    World Language
    E

    MandChinese 1 Course Description

    N/A

    MandChinese 1 Notes

    N/A

  • Marching Band
    PE
    No

    Marching Band Course Description

    N/A

    Marching Band Notes

    N/A

  • Mariachi Ensemble A/B
    Fine Art
    F

    Mariachi Ensemble A/B Course Description

    This course is a one-year course open to all students. The course is designed to assist students with developing and enhancing musicianship skills through the study of music composed expressly for Mariachi Ensembles. In this setting, the ability to perform on an instrument with considerable technical proficiency and aesthetic sensitivity will be emphasized. Students will encounter a wide range of “Mexico’s traditional music” that will include Bolero, Chotis, Clasica, Corrido, Cumbia, Huapango, Jarabe, Polka, Ranchera, Serenata, Son Jaliscience, Vals from the 20th and 21st century. Public performances in the community and at the high school will help facilitate an increase in skill levels. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for artistic expression and cultural awareness. Emphasis will be on portfolio preparation for advanced study and career development. Students will be assigned reading that examines the cultural and historical development of Mariachi Music. The textbook, Virtuoso Mariachi by Dr. Jeff Nevin, will be provided for reading. Students will be assigned a research project, write a term paper and oral presentation. All students will turn in their findings for a grade and present their papers to other Mariachi students.

    Mariachi Ensemble A/B Notes

    N/A

  • Marine Biology
    Life science
    D

    Marine Biology Course Description

    N/A

    Marine Biology Notes

    N/A

  • Math IB HL1
    Math
    C

    Math IB HL1 Course Description

    N/A

    Math IB HL1 Notes

    N/A

  • Math IB HL2
    Math
    C

    Math IB HL2 Course Description

    N/A

    Math IB HL2 Notes

    N/A

  • Math IB SL
    Math
    C

    Math IB SL Course Description

    Math Studies SL was designed to complete the rigorous curriculum for the IB Diploma or Certificate and prepare the student for a wide range of college level math courses. The course will focus on an overall knowledge of a wide variety of math applications including topics from geometry, algebra, statistics and analysis, pre-calculus and elementary calculus as well as financial math. Students will be required to develop their own project and will be taking IBO exams in the spring.

    Math IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • Mathematics I APEX
    Math
    C

    Mathematics I APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Mathematics I APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Mathematics II APEX
    Math
    C

    Mathematics II APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Mathematics II APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Mathematics III APEX
    Math
    C

    Mathematics III APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Mathematics III APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Mexican History and Culture
    Elective
    G

    Mexican History and Culture Course Description

    A-G approved as an elective.This is a college preparatory-level course which presents an interdisciplinary study of Mexican American Culture. It will study the major developments in history, government, literature, art, music, films, sociology, language, folklore, and medicine of Mexico and the Southwest. It encompasses the Pre-Columbian period to present day. Special emphasis will be given to the events, contributions, and concepts that have forged the culture. The course will be taught in English.

    Mexican History and Culture Notes

    N/A

  • Mexican/Chicano Lit in Translation
    English
    B

    Mexican/Chicano Lit in Translation Course Description

    This course presents a survey of the literature of Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. The relationship of this literature to Hispanic literature and the works of contemporary Spanish-American and Chicano writers are discussed. Composition, vocabulary study, notetaking, and language and reading skills are emphasized.

    Mexican/Chicano Lit in Translation Notes

    N/A

  • Microeconomics AP
    Economics
    G

    Microeconomics AP Course Description

    Microeconomics—Advanced Placement will provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It placed primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, the study of factor markers, and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

    Microeconomics AP Notes

    N/A

  • Modern Literature (P)
    English
    B

    Modern Literature (P) Course Description

    This is a course designed to acquaint students with the great writers of the 20th century. Students will read selections of all types from representative authors of various countries. The class will read and study several selected long works (novel, play, biography, poem). Students will be required to read and report on two full-length selections per quarter (novel, biography, autobiography, play). Writing assignments will center on critical evaluations of reading selections.

    Modern Literature (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Multimedia
    Fine Art
    F

    Multimedia Course Description

    N/A

    Multimedia Notes

    N/A

  • Multivariable Calculus
    Math
    C

    Multivariable Calculus Course Description

    N/A

    Multivariable Calculus Notes

    N/A

  • Music Appreciation AB
    Fine Art
    F

    Music Appreciation AB Course Description

    This course emphasizes the study of musical genres beginning with the early Greeks and continuing on through 21st century contemporary music. Students will develop critical thinking, analytical, and listening skills in studying the development of Western music including music history, theory, structure, form, and style. This course will provide the student with the necessary foundation in understanding artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural contexts, aesthetic valuing and connecting past musical genres to the present.

    Music Appreciation AB Notes

    N/A

  • Music Lives in Literature
    Elective
    No

    Music Lives in Literature Course Description

    This course provides students with a greater appreciation of literature and poetry through the medium of music. By listening to the lyrics of music and writing songs the students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of poetry and literature. Creativity and evaluation help students to develop more complex critical thinking skills. Improved vocabulary, sentence structure and overall expression through song help increase students’ learning.

    Music Lives in Literature Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11.

  • Oceanography
    Life science
    D

    Oceanography Course Description

    This course counts toward the admissions requirements for the U.C. system. This course is a comprehensive study of the world’s oceans. One semester will focus on physical oceanography while the other semester will study marine biology. Laboratory exercises, field work, and guest speakers emphasizing career and interest topics will be provided.

    Oceanography Notes

    N/A

  • Orchestra
    Fine Art
    No

    Orchestra Course Description

    This course teaches string instrumental technique on standard orchestral instruments. Individual and classroom instruction will be given. Basic music fundamentals including music theory, proper posture/embouchure, breath control, intonation, tone production fingering and care of instrument will be emphasized. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day

    Orchestra Notes

    N/A

  • Painting A & B
    Fine Art
    F

    Painting A & B Course Description

    This year-long course introduces the student to the basic materials, procedures, techniques, and skills used in painting. The visual art principles of design will be emphasized and developed through various painting projects throughout the year. Part A emphasizes the basic skills and techniques used in the following media: watercolor, acrylic, oil pastel, pastel, mixed media, oil paint and experimental materials. Basic drawing techniques will also be emphasized. Students will gain the ability to analyze the results of their work and that of others using the vocabulary of visual arts. In addition, students will be introduced to historical and cultural contributions to the world of painting. Part B introduces more complex painting design projects. Part B repeats the media used in Part A with emphasis on proficiency and mastery of painting techniques. Students will enhance their ability to analyze the results of their work and that of others using vocabulary of visual arts. In addition, students will increase their knowledge of historical and cultural contributors to the world of painting in both semesters.

    Painting A & B Notes

    N/A

  • PE 10
    PE
    No

    PE 10 Course Description

    N/A

    PE 10 Notes

    N/A

  • PE 11
    PE
    No

    PE 11 Course Description

    N/A

    PE 11 Notes

    N/A

  • PE 12
    PE
    No

    PE 12 Course Description

    N/A

    PE 12 Notes

    N/A

  • PE 9
    PE
    No

    PE 9 Course Description

    N/A

    PE 9 Notes

    N/A

  • PE Leadership
    Elective
    No

    PE Leadership Course Description

    N/A

    PE Leadership Notes

    N/A

  • Photography
    Fine Art
    No

    Photography Course Description

    The course will concentrate on black and white photography. 35 mm camera technique, negative development, printing and darkroom methods will lead to production of finished prints. Assignments will encourage imaginative possibilities of the photographic medium.

    Photography Notes

    N/A

  • Physics Core (APEX)
    Physical science
    D

    Physics Core (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    Physics Core (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • Physics CP
    Physical science
    D

    Physics CP Course Description

    Physics is that branch of organized knowledge treating the material world and its phenomena. The course is intended to convey information and knowledge of the physical laws of our environment. The presentation of theoretical concepts is augmented by experimentation and observation , and construction and research projects in an effort to cause practical understanding and application and to increase curiosity and observance of the physical world. Team work and collaboration on projects is encouraged.

    Physics CP Notes

    N/A

  • Physics Honors with Labs
    Physical science
    D

    Physics Honors with Labs Course Description

    N/A

    Physics Honors with Labs Notes

    N/A

  • Physiology
    Life science
    D

    Physiology Course Description

    This course counts towards the admissions requirements for the UC system. The structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body are covered, including detailed study of each organ system, such as the digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems. Applications are made to health and disease, first aid, work and sports, and careers in the medical field.

    Physiology Notes

    N/A

  • Physiology HA
    Life science
    D

    Physiology HA Course Description

    Health Academy Physiology is a rigorous course for students interested in biology, medicine and its related professions. The course will include basic organization of the human body including cells, tissues and body systems. The students will begin to acquire detailed knowledge of the contribution of these tissues and to the function and anatomy of the human body. This knowledge will provide the basis for understanding how damages to and repair of the body can occur. Students will actively ask, find, and determine answers related to human biology in health and disease. Students will carefully describe, explain, and predict consequences based on knowledge of the human body in health and disease in case studies.

    Physiology HA Notes

    N/A

  • Physiology TECA
    Life science
    D

    Physiology TECA Course Description

    Teaching and Educational Careers Academy Physiology is a demanding course for students interested in the biological and health sciences in relation to educational organizations. The course will include basic organization of the human body including molecules, cells, tissues and body systems. Students will be introduced to how these systems work together to maintain homeostasis; the regulation of a stable internal environment. The students will begin to acquire detailed knowledge of the contribution of these properties to the structure and function of the human body. Students will actively ask, find, and determine answers related to education in the areas of human growth and development, learning, nutrition, health and disease, as well as emergencies and safety.

    Physiology TECA Notes

    N/A

  • Piano
    Fine Art
    No

    Piano Course Description

    Piano emphasizes all basic music fundamentals including music theory, sight reading, proper posture, tone production, fingering, right/left hand coordination and care of instrument. Students will learn solo, small ensemble and accompanimental technique

    Piano Notes

    N/A

  • Plane Geometry Bilingual
    Math
    C

    Plane Geometry Bilingual Course Description

    N/A

    Plane Geometry Bilingual Notes

    N/A

  • Poetry (P)
    Elective
    G

    Poetry (P) Course Description

    Poetry as a means to convey our deepest sense of self and that which a given society holds in highest esteem is among the most ancient and modern forms of oral and written expression. Ralph Waldo Emerson penned it this way: “The poet has a new thought; he has a whole new experience to unfold; he will tell us how it was with him, and all men will be the richer in his fortune. For the experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet.” This course, then, is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the poetic form as it has been honed and crafted by both ancient and modern poets. Through the study of poetry’s technical and aesthetic nature, students will gain a greater appreciation as to how this art form gives one insight into oneself and the human condition. Through an integration of academic study and creative self-expression, students will be encouraged to incorporate poetry into their everyday life.

    Poetry (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Precalculus APEX
    Math
    C

    Precalculus APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Precalculus APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Precalculus CP
    Math
    C

    Precalculus CP Course Description

    Pre-Calculus will cover the algebra of equations and inequalities, polynominal and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and elementary differentiation. A high level of application problems will be done throughout the course. The course will also cover trigonometric functions, applications involving triangles, graphing trigonometric functions and their inverses, and trigonometric identities as they are applied to equations.

    Precalculus CP Notes

    N/A

  • Precalculus Edgenuity
    Math
    C

    Precalculus Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    Precalculus Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • Precalculus Honors
    Math
    C

    Precalculus Honors Course Description

    This course reviews the first and second year of algebra and includes advanced topics that will prepare the student for college courses in mathematics. The trigonometry is designed to acquaint the student with trigonometric functions, solution of triangles, graphing trigonometric functions and their inverses, and trigonometric identities and equations. It is a pre-calculus sequence of mathematics.

    Precalculus Honors Notes

    N/A

  • Precalculus Honors APEX
    Math
    C

    Precalculus Honors APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Precalculus Honors APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Probability and Statistics APEX
    Math
    C

    Probability and Statistics APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Probability and Statistics APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Psychology AP
    Elective
    G

    Psychology AP Course Description

    A-G approved elective. This course is designed to introduce students to the empirical study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. In their journey through the different subfields of psychology, students learn about psychological facts, principles, phenomena, ethics and methods of research, and the history and systems of psychology.

    Psychology AP Notes

    N/A

  • Psychology CP
    Elective
    G

    Psychology CP Course Description

    A-G elective course. This course provides a general introduction to psychological principles as they are related to individuals’ development in our society. A survey course, students research in greater depth a topic of their choice related to psychology. Findings are presented in a research paper and shared in oral summaries to the class. Guest speakers, a field trip and supplementary materials enhance student learning. Careers using practical applications of psychological principles are highlighted.

    Psychology CP Notes

    N/A

  • ROP Engineering Honors
    Science
    D

    ROP Engineering Honors Course Description

    N/A

    ROP Engineering Honors Notes

    N/A

  • Science Fiction (P)
    English
    B

    Science Fiction (P) Course Description

    This course examines science fiction as a contemporary form of literature. Students will be required to read, analyze, and evaluate selected science fiction works from a variety of authors. The evolution of science fiction as a literary form is addressed in terms of societal development over several eras. Writing assignments will focus on critical evaluation and social relevance.

    Science Fiction (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Self Defense
    PE
    No

    Self Defense Course Description

    N/A

    Self Defense Notes

    N/A

  • Seminar in Historical Research
    Elective
    A

    Seminar in Historical Research Course Description

    A-G approved elective. The class will focus on a particular topic pertaining to a region, period or theme of history. The topic is to be determined either by the instructor independently or collaboratively with the class. This course provides intensive study and research of selected historical topics with an emphasis on research techniques, public speaking and writing.

    Seminar in Historical Research Notes

    N/A

  • Shakespeare (P)
    English
    B

    Shakespeare (P) Course Description

    This course is designed as an in-depth approach to selected works of William Shakespeare. A brief study of the history of the theatre will be included, as will historical background on England and Shakespeare to help make otherwise topical and difficult passages from the plays meaningful to the student. Emphasis is placed on critical expository writing.

    Shakespeare (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Short Story
    Elective
    No

    Short Story Course Description

    This course provides students with a greater appreciation of literature through the medium of the short story. An in-depth study of the genre gives students the opportunity to relate life experiences to literature and gives them extensive writing experiences related to the selections read. Analysis and evaluation of short stories strengthen students’ critical thinking skills.

    Short Story Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11. .12th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 4, English 4IB, English 4 Academy, English 4AP, Mexican/Chicano Literature, Communications 2000, or English 12.

  • Sociology
    Elective
    G

    Sociology Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to introduce sociological perspectives by defining and illustrating sociological concepts. The scientific method, the impact of culture, the role of socialization and social stratification are discussed. Social problems such as crime, aging, environment, and cities are evaluated.

    Sociology Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 1
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 1 Course Description

    This course continues to build on additional vocabulary, the use of more advanced grammatical concepts, and intensive practice in the conversational use of the language with refined skills in the four domains (listening, speaking, reading and writing). The students will continue to work on their expressive language skills, along with building receptive understanding of a native speaker. Students will go beyond the textbook and include Chinese short stories, newspapers, magazines and films. In addition, students will make oral presentations in Chinese. Advanced reading and writing activities will be integrated.

    Spanish 1 Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 1 APEX
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 1 APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Spanish 1 APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 1 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 1 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    Spanish 1 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 2
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 2 Course Description

    This second year course continues to develop the basic language skills. Course content stresses the acquisition of additional vocabulary, the use of more advanced grammatical concepts, and intensive practice in the conversational use of the language. An introduction to literature may be provided. The study of history, culture, and customs is expanded. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    Spanish 2 Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 2 APEX
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 2 APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Spanish 2 APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 2 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 2 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    Spanish 2 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 3
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 3 Course Description

    This course is designed to develop a greater degree of mastery and facility in the basic language skills. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s reading and listening comprehension, command of vocabulary, fluency in oral expression, and grammatical accuracy in written composition. Reading materials include classical and contemporary literature and selections from current periodicals. The study of history, culture, and customs is treated in greater depth. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    Spanish 3 Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 3 APEX
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 3 APEX Course Description

    N/A

    Spanish 3 APEX Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 3 Edgenuity
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 3 Edgenuity Course Description

    N/A

    Spanish 3 Edgenuity Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish 4
    World Language
    E

    Spanish 4 Course Description

    This course is designed to develop a greater degree of mastery and facility in the basic language skills. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s reading comprehension, command of vocabulary, fluency in oral expression, and grammatical accuracy in written composition. Reading materials include classical and contemporary literature and selections from current periodicals. The study of history, culture, and customs is treated in greater depth. This course also deals with the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.

    Spanish 4 Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish IB SL
    World Language
    E

    Spanish IB SL Course Description

    This is a one-year course in which students are expected to achieve a reasonable level of fluency whereby they are able to express themselves both accurately and resourcefully in Spanish. In order to achieve this, students will be taught in a mostly monolingual Spanish environment which is devoted to the four main areas of language learning-listening, speaking, reading and writing. Authentic Spanish materials from many parts of the Spanish-speaking world are provided to supplement the textbooks in order to increase fluency as well as promote internationalism. The IB/AP student should not only learn and assimilate basic language structures but should also be able to use the language in a range of situations and purposes for which and in which the language is used. These situations extend to the domains of work and social relationships. In short, the language B student learns the “rules of the game”—how to communicate effectively in a number of situations and within the culture(s) where the language is spoken. The material studied is arranged by thematic topics. Within each thematic topic, students participate in activities related to that theme. These activities include formal and informal type writing assignments, formal and informal oral practice, reading comprehension and interpretation. Authentic broadcasts and other listening materials are interpreted and assimilated into the students’ writings and projects. Grammar is studied as it relates to the theme. Assessments include graded activities as assigned by the instructor as well as formal external and internal IB assessments or the Spanish Language AP exam at the end of the course.

    Spanish IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish Native Speakers 1
    World Language
    E

    Spanish Native Speakers 1 Course Description

    This is a college preparatory introductory Spanish course for Spanish-speaking students who are bilingual in English and have received little or no formal instruction in Spanish. In this first year course, emphasis is placed on the formal development of the four basic language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It includes reading development, basics grammatical concepts, written composition and vocabulary development. An appreciation of the culture, customs, and history of Spanish speaking countries is provided.

    Spanish Native Speakers 1 Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish Native Speakers 2
    World Language
    E

    Spanish Native Speakers 2 Course Description

    This is the second course for college preparatory Spanish-speaking students who are bilingual in English. This second year continues to emphasize the acquisition of additional vocabulary, the practice of more advanced grammatical concepts, and improvement of reading and writing skills. Continued growth in literature is provided. The study of history, culture, and customs is expanded.

    Spanish Native Speakers 2 Notes

    N/A

  • Spanish Native Speakers 3
    World Language
    E

    Spanish Native Speakers 3 Course Description

    The goal of this course is full or improved literacy in the students’ native language. It is a literature based course that integrates reading, writing, and higher order thinking skills.

    Spanish Native Speakers 3 Notes

    N/A

  • Speech
    Elective
    No

    Speech Course Description

    This course investigates communication as a process. It covers the basic speaking techniques, such as use of the voice and body, speech writing, and research procedures. These techniques are used in the preparation of different types of speech projects throughout the year. Students learn to write and deliver speeches to inform and to persuade. Group speaking, including small group discussion and problem solving, is also taught.

    Speech Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11

  • Speech and Rhetoric
    Elective
    No

    Speech and Rhetoric Course Description

    This course investigates communication as a process and covers the basic speaking techniques, such as use of the voice and body, speech writing, and research procedures. These techniques are used in the preparation of different types of speech projects throughout the year. Students will learn to write and deliver speeches to inform and to persuade. Group speaking, including small group discussion and problem solving, is also taught. Students will be expected to read works from the district’s Core Literature list as well as selections from various literary genres which can be employed in the traditions of rhetoric. The speeches of historical figures such as Cicero, Thomas Moore, Queen Elizabeth, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr., will be studied for their unique styles and rhetorical techniques. Students will learn how to apply these features to their speeches. Also, they will be required to submit written versions of their speeches reflecting the writing domain of persuasion, cause and effect, and reflection. Students will also be expected to use research skills to explore topics, as well as develop rigorous study habits to complete course requirements successfully.

    Speech and Rhetoric Notes

    11th Grade students may take this course for 1 semester of credit recovery ONLY if they are concurrently enrolled in English 3, English 3IB, English 3 Academy, English 3WCP, American Literature A/B, or English 11

  • Stage Band
    Fine Art
    F

    Stage Band Course Description

    This course is designed for the purpose of studying, rehearsing and performing standard and experimental jazz repertoire. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Stage Band Notes

    N/A

  • Statistics
    Math
    C

    Statistics Course Description

    This course is designed as a basic course in statistics and probability. It is suitable for students with a background in algebra and geometry. The increasing significance and increasing use of statistics in our modern world is discussed.

    Statistics Notes

    N/A

  • Street Jazz
    PE
    No

    Street Jazz Course Description

    N/A

    Street Jazz Notes

    N/A

  • Symphonic Band A & B
    Fine Art
    F

    Symphonic Band A & B Course Description

    This course is a one year course open to all 9-12 grade students with a basic instrumental performance level. This course is designed to increase the skill and performance levels of each student and develop aesthetic and cultural values through critical listening. Students will study, rehearse and perform beginning to intermediate concert literature for selected concert performances, festivals and civic events. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Symphonic Band A & B Notes

    N/A

  • The Bible As Literature (P)
    English
    B

    The Bible As Literature (P) Course Description

    This course is designed to examine how Biblical histories, parables, events and figures have influenced the development of Western and world literature. Just as Greek and Roman histories, mythologies, and philosophies have had a transforming effect upon the themes, conflicts, characters, symbols, images, and language employed in Western literature, so too has the Bible. This course will reflect on the great works of literature in conjunction with Biblical material in order to recognize and analyze how archetypical characters, themes, and symbols have borrowed from, been influenced and/or inspired by the Old and New Testaments. This course is not a historical survey of the Bible, nor is it an examination of the theological validity of the Bible as a sacred text. However, because the Bible is recognized as a sacred text for people of many faiths, every attempt to present Biblical material with respect and tolerance for differences will be maintained as a priority for all class instruction, interaction, and assignments.

    The Bible As Literature (P) Notes

    N/A

  • Theatre Production
    Fine Art
    F

    Theatre Production Course Description

    This course offers students intensive instruction in the principles and techniques of advanced acting, writing, production, design, and directing for the stage. Students learn about the craft of theatrical performance in relation to both plays and musicals. Students will demonstrate their skills though a multitude of performance opportunities within the classroom and participation in a main stage performance of a play or musical during the school year.

    Theatre Production Notes

    N/A

  • US Government and Politics (APEX)
    Government
    A

    US Government and Politics (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    US Government and Politics (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • US History (Core) (APEX)
    United States History
    A

    US History (Core) (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    US History (Core) (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • US History 3
    United States History
    A

    US History 3 Course Description

    Students in U.S. History 3 study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon the tenth grade study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes in historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.

    US History 3 Notes

    N/A

  • US History A and B (Cyber High)
    United States History
    A

    US History A and B (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    US History A and B (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • US History and Public Health
    United States History
    A

    US History and Public Health Course Description

    Adopted from UCCI courses. Honors credit granted.

    US History and Public Health Notes

    N/A

  • Video and Film
    Fine Art
    F

    Video and Film Course Description

    N/A

    Video and Film Notes

    N/A

  • Visual Art
    Fine Art
    F

    Visual Art Course Description

    This course introduces the visual arts pertaining to drawing and design. The course emphasizes the basic elements of art and develops the students’ skills in procedures, techniques, vocabulary, and skills in drawing and design. Students will have opportunity to create works in various mediums to enhance creative abilities through which students will be introduced to historical and multicultural motifs and themes. Through use of critiques, both by teacher and peers, students will display the ability to aesthetically value and appreciate works of art, as well as understand the relationship between art, culture, humanity, and history.

    Visual Art Notes

    N/A

  • Visual Arts IB HL1
    Fine Art
    F

    Visual Arts IB HL1 Course Description

    Visual Art Higher Level A is the first year of a two year diverse curriculum that is dedicated to expanding students’ critical and aesthetic horizons. Students may choose from a variety of media, with emphasis placed on further expanding individual growth and creative expression. Higher Level students have creative and imaginative abilities and most may pursue the visual arts at university or college level. This course allows students to demonstrate their mastery of the elements of design and the principles of art. Students will also explore artwork from various cultures and styles, past and present. Visual Art HL students will be able to aesthetically value, produce, and appreciate works of art through culture, humanity, and history. Visual Arts HL provides students with a real aesthetic experience. Students will refine and master skills in procedures, techniques, vocabulary, drawing and design. Students will be given an opportunity to further experiment and develop their style in various mediums and enhance creative abilities through introduction of studio works and procedures, and historical and multicultural exposure in the arts. Most importantly, students will be able to refine their own style, express thoughts, emotions, and ideas through their creative products and become life-long learners and activists in the arts.

    Visual Arts IB HL1 Notes

    N/A

  • Visual Arts IB HL2
    Fine Art
    F

    Visual Arts IB HL2 Course Description

    Visual Art Higher Level A is the second year of a two year diverse curriculum that is dedicated to expanding students’ critical and aesthetic horizons. Students may choose from a variety of media, with emphasis placed on further expanding individual growth and creative expression. Higher Level students have creative and imaginative abilities and most may pursue the visual arts at university or college level. This course allows students to demonstrate their mastery of the elements of design and the principles of art. Students will also explore artwork from various cultures and styles, past and present. Visual Art HL students will be able to aesthetically value, produce, and appreciate works of art through culture, humanity, and history. Visual Arts HL provides students with a real aesthetic experience. Students will refine and master skills in procedures, techniques, vocabulary, drawing and design. Students will be given an opportunity to further experiment and develop their style in various mediums and enhance creative abilities through introduction of studio works and procedures, and historical and multicultural exposure in the arts. During this second year, students will be preparing for their examination; gallery exhibition and an in-depth interview to communicate their message. Most importantly, students will be able to refine their own style, express thoughts, emotions, and ideas through their creative products and become life-long learners and activists in the arts. Successful completion of IB Visual Art HL/A is required.

    Visual Arts IB HL2 Notes

    N/A

  • Visual Arts IB SL
    Fine Art
    F

    Visual Arts IB SL Course Description

    Visual Art Standard Level-Option A offers a diverse curriculum dedicated to expanding students’ critical and aesthetic horizons. Students may choose from a variety of media, with emphasis placed on individual growth and creative expression. This course allows students to explore the elements of design and the principals of art. Students will also explore artwork from various cultures and styles, past and present. Visual Art SLA students will be able to aesthetically value, produce, and appreciate works of art through culture, humanity, and history. Visual Arts SL provides students with a real aesthetic experience. Students will develop skills in procedures, techniques, vocabulary, drawing and design. Students will be given an opportunity to experiment in various mediums and enhance creative abilities through introduction of studio works and procedures, and historical and multicultural exposure in the arts. Most importantly, students will be able to develop their own style, express thoughts, emotions, and ideas through their creative products and become life-long learners of the arts.

    Visual Arts IB SL Notes

    N/A

  • Vocal Ensemble
    Fine Art
    F

    Vocal Ensemble Course Description

    Vocal Ensemble is a performance based course emphasizing advanced study of diction, breath control, vocal technique, sight reading and music theory skills through extensive study of smaller vocal forms such as madrigals, small ensemble, male and female ensemble literature. This course may include concentrated studies of madrigals, jazz and foreign language choral literature. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Vocal Ensemble Notes

    N/A

  • Weight Training
    PE
    No

    Weight Training Course Description

    N/A

    Weight Training Notes

    N/A

  • Wind Ensemble
    Fine Art
    No

    Wind Ensemble Course Description

    This course is designed for an advanced instrumental student. This ensemble focuses on advanced concert literature including wind and percussion literature. Students will study, rehearse and perform such literature for selected concert performances, festivals and civic events. Required rehearsals and performances may be scheduled outside of the school day.

    Wind Ensemble Notes

    N/A

  • Word History A and B (Cyber High)
    World Civilizations
    A

    Word History A and B (Cyber High) Course Description

    N/A

    Word History A and B (Cyber High) Notes

    N/A

  • World Civilizations 2
    World Civilizations
    A

    World Civilizations 2 Course Description

    Students in World Civilizations 2 study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. Students trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.

    World Civilizations 2 Notes

    N/A

  • World History (APEX)
    World Civilizations
    A

    World History (APEX) Course Description

    N/A

    World History (APEX) Notes

    N/A

  • World Music AB
    Fine Art
    F

    World Music AB Course Description

    This course emphasizes the study of music throughout the world including the music of North America, Africa, India, Asia, Indonesia, Latin America and Mexico. Students will develop critical thinking, analytical, and listening skills in studying the development of non-western music including each cultures music history, theory, structure, form, and unique style. This course will provide the student with the necessary foundation in understanding artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural contexts, aesthetic valuing and connecting past musical genres to the present.

    World Music AB Notes

    N/A