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High School Course Catalog


OUR MISSION

Students at California School for the Deaf are engaged in a positive environment where ASL and English are valued, cultures are embraced, learning is relevant, and self-worth is uplifted. In collaboration with families and school communities, Southern California students prepare for college and careers through academic rigor, innovative technology, and extra-curricular opportunities.

OUR CORE VALUES

Foster

an equitable learning environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and staff.

Grow

professionally as educators who implement standards-based best practices by planning collaboratively with resources and training.

Respect

families as a vital part of the students' learning, where staff and families work together, and put the good of the student first.

Support

children becoming balanced bilingual individuals by recognizing the relationships between language development, cognitive development and social/emotional development.

Value

and utilize data to ensure ongoing, consistent improvement both for the individual student and the school as a whole.

SCHOOLWIDE LEARNER OUTCOMES

Communication

Students will effectively communicate opinions, ideas, and information through American Sign Language and English.

Collaboration

Students will contribute in shared learning and knowledge as accountable members.

Literacy

Students will engage in multiple literacies to comprehend and reflect on information for learning and meaningful participation.

Critical Thinking

Students will apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate resources to solve complex problems.

Community

Students will demonstrate courage, respect, and excellence as they serve within their communities.

Work Ethic

Students will take responsibility for their own learning with self-discipline, honor, and integrity.

Letter from High School Leaders


Dear CSD High School Student:

What a dynamic, evolving, and exciting time for you to live and learn in! During your lifetime, you will find opportunities and experiences that are completely different than those of previous generations. You will witness first hand technological and industry changes that will make what you previously learned old, fast! As you move through your school years, it is essential that you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success and well-being in a world that we do not currently live in. Think about your dreams and goals. Work hard to become effective at collaration, critical thinking, problem solving, creating, communicating, and seeking knowledge. Please also remember that, in order to be successful, just having knowledge and skills won't be enough. You will also need to remain curious, creative, brave, and have sodal intelligence, perseverance, and an ongoing interest in improving the world around you. You will face challenges as you embark on your life journey, and it is important that you have these characteristics to help you endure in spite of the odds.

This course catalog offers a look at all of the course offerings within the CSD Riverside High School programs. You will notice that these offerings cover college and career areas. From Advanced Placement (AP) to career technology education, core disciplines, and the arts, we offer academic plans that will meet each individual's needs. We encourage you to take full advantage of these courses.

We encourage you to embark on a journey for yourself that is both balanced and manageable. Find an area of study or program that you are passionate about. The experiences you can have in our courses such as Visual Performing Arts, STEM, Leadership, Career Pathways, FEAST Academy, and so many more, as well as your participation in extracurricular activities like student organizations, athletics, and community service groups, can and will support your future accomplishments and increase your options after high school. Look for experiences that represent who you are and take you one step closer to the person you want to become!

Our mission as a school is to provide the highest quality educational experience possible. We are here to support and encourage you in this exciting educational adventure. We will be with you every step of the way as you work on developing your high school academic plan.

Go Cubs!

Sincerely,

Scarlett Valencia, High School Principal

James Smith, Career Technical Education Principal

Shelly Rempe, Alternate Curriculum Education Principal

Graduation Requirements


(based on the State of California’s Department of Education: California Department of Education Graduation Requirements)

Subject Area Requirements
English Four years for both English and American Sign Language
Mathematics Three years, including Algebra 1
Social Studies Three years of History/Social Studies, including one year of U.S. History; one year of World History; one semester of American Government, and one semester of Economics
Science Three years with lab required, chosen from Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science or Physics
Visual and Performing Arts One year of Visual and Performing Arts
Physical Education Two Years
Electives 70-110 credits
Health/FLE One semester each (one year of each for Alternate Curriculum students)
Career Preparation One year

History and Social Studies


AP U.S. History A - History and Social Studies UC course - History and Social Studies UC course UC Honors

Course Number
9194
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
US History
Course Description
This course provides students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to understand the course of United States history. Students learn to assess historical materials and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. The course examines time periods from discovery and settlement of the New World through the recent past. Students are challenged to develop the critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete the AP exam.

U.S. History

Course Number
9173
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
US History
Course Description
This course reviews the nation's beginnings and key elements of American history through reconstruction. Students trace the industrial expansion of the Progressive Era. They analyze factors that shaped the course of American history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that led to this nation's rise as a world power. Students study important figures and events of the Gilded Age, the Jazz Age, Great Depression, and Cold War era. They examine America's involvement in both World Wars and the recent conflicts in the Middle East. Students trace the social struggles that led to women's suffrage, civil rights, and voting legislation. They evaluate domestic policy issues and social problems within contemporary American society.

AC U.S. History

Course Number
9173
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
US History
Course Description
This course examines the major historical events and figures in American History. The course begins with a brief review of topics covered in 5th and 8th grade U.S. History courses with its primary focus on major turning points in the 20th century. Students study the cause and effect relationship of these historical events and how they influenced and shaped American society and culture. Topics such as minority movements (including Deaf historical events), technological advancements, and the expanding role of governemnt will be addressed. Emphasis is placed on comrehending, organizing, and evaluating information. Additional emphasis focuses on communicating arguments and explanations through multimedia presentations. Course content and level of difficulty are adjusted to address and support students' individaul needs and IEP goals.

AP Government and Politics A - History and Social Studies UC course - History and Social Studies UC course UC Honors

Course Number
9196
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
Government
Course Description
This course provides students with an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States, involving both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. Topics include constitutional underpinnings of U.S. government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties and interest groups, the institutions and policy processes of national government, and civil rights and liberties. Students are challenged to develop the critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete the AP exam.

Government

Course Number
9174
Grade Level
12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Government
Course Description
Students analyze the historical significance of the U.S. Constitution and how this document continues to be relevant today. Legislative, executive and judiciary branches of government are closely examined. The use of primary source documents is an integral part of this course. This course helps prepare students for their many responsibilities as a United States citizen.

AC Government

Course Number
9174
Grade Level
12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Government
Course Description
This course examines the branches of the U.S. Government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, responsibilities of citizenship, market economy and global influences. Students will study how patterns in government are replicated at the individual, local, state, and federal level, our rights and responsibilities at each corresponding level, and how local or global events and issues impact the economy and political decisions. Emphasis is placed on understanding our roles and responsibilities as citizens in various capacities, advocating for self and taking ownership of decisions. Course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals. This course meets the requirement for a CSDR Certificate of Completion.

Economics

Course Number
9175
Grade Level
12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Economics
Course Description
Students compare government and economic systems in the world today. Fundamental economic, business and historical concepts will be blended to assist in the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Basic economic principles of micro/macroeconomics and international economics are examined. In addition, students develop an understanding of how government and economics affect businesses.

AC Economics

Course Number
9175
Grade Level
12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Economics
Course Description
Students compare government and economic systems in the world today. Fundamental economic, business and historical concepts will be blended to assist in the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Basic economic principles of micro/macroeconomics and international economics are examined. In addition, students develop an understanding of how government and economics affect businesses. Course content and level of difficuluty are adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals.

Honor World History

Course Number
9172
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
World History
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. Students demonstrate their understanding, assimilation and utilization of the historical knowledge, opinions, conclusions and techniques gained through a range of directed, cooperative and inquiry approaches. The students examine major turning pionts in the shaping of the modern world. Students are introuced to current world issues and the growing interdependence of people and culutres throughout the world.

World History

Course Number
9172
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
World History
Course Description
Students demonstrate their understanding, assimilation and utilization of the historical knowledge, opinions, conclusions and techniques gained through a range of directed, cooperative and inquiry approaches. The students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world. Students are introduced to current world issues and the growing interdependence of people and cultures throughout the world.

AC World History

Course Number
9172
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
World History
Course Description
This course explores the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world. The course begins with a brief review of the topics covered in 6th and 7th grade World History courses. Students study the relationship between past and present day events and how they influence students' lives. Deaf history, geography, and current events are infused throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on understanding cultural differences and using critical thinking skills to evaluate sources of information. Students communicate arguments or explanations by developing and delivering multimedia presentations and simulation activities. Course content and level of difficulty are adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals. Course content and level of difficuluty are adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals.

Personal Management

Course Number
9220
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
World History
Course Description
This course addresses rights and responsibilities within the contexts of self, family, school, and community. During this course, students will explore how to conduct oneself within these same contexts and discuss consequences to their decisions. They will also investigate individual interests, strengths and goals, while designing a plan to achieve and advocate for said goals. The culminating activity requires students to create and deliver a multimedia presentation representing information they have gathered about themselves. Course content and level of difficulty are adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals.

Language Arts


AP English Language 11 B UC Honors

Course Number
9118
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
Reading/Literature
Course Description
This College Board approved course will be offered as a two period block of AP English and AP Composition. It exposes students to prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines and rehetorical contents. The course emphasizes the interaction of authorial purpose intended audience, and the subject at hand. Students learn to develop stylistic flexibility as they write compositions on variety of topics. Students are challenged to develop critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete the AP exam.

AP English Composition 11 B UC Honors

Course Number
9119
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
English
Course Description
Students enrolled in AP English Language or AP English Literature are required to enroll in AP Composition simultaneously. Students will refine their English writing skills to include stylistic flexibility as they produce different types of papers for various purposes and audiences. This course is designed to prepare students to write successful analytical responses on the College Board Advanced Placement Exam.

AP English Literature 11 B UC Honors

Course Number
9119
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
Reading/Literature
Course Description
This College Board approved course will be offered as a two period block of AP English and AP Composition. It enables students to develop critical skills for evaluating literature. Students study the language, character, actions, and theme in works of recognized literary merit; enrich their understanding of connotation, metaphor, irony, syntax, and tone; and write compositions of their own (including literary analysis, exposition, argument, narrative, and creative writing assignments). Students are challenged to develop the critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete all requirements suggested by the College Board Advanced Placement Program and the AP exam.

AP English Language 12 B - English UC course UC Honors

Course Number
9118
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
Reading/Literature
Course Description
This College Board approved course will be offered as a two period block of AP English and AP Composition. It exposes students to prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines and rehetorical contents. The course emphasizes the interaction of authorial purpose intended audience, and the subject at hand. Students learn to develop stylistic flexibility as they write compositions on variety of topics. Students are challenged to develop critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete the AP exam.

AP English Composition 12 B - English UC course UC Honors

Course Number
9119
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
English
Course Description
Students enrolled in AP English Language or AP English Literature are required to enroll in AP Composition simultaneously. Students will refine their English writing skills to include stylistic flexibility as they produce different types of papers for various purposes and audiences. This course is designed to prepare students to write successful analytical responses on the College Board Advanced Placement Exam.

AP English Literature 12 B - English UC course UC Honors

Course Number
9119
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
Reading/Literature
Course Description
This College Board approved course will be offered as a two period block of AP English and AP Composition. It enables students to develop critical skills for evaluating literature. Students study the language, character, actions, and theme in works of recognized literary merit; enrich their understanding of connotation, metaphor, irony, syntax, and tone; and write compositions of their own (including literary analysis, exposition, argument, narrative, and creative writing assignments). Students are challenged to develop the critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete all requirements suggested by the College Board Advanced Placement Program and the AP exam.

Honors English 9

Course Number
9105
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
English
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. Honors English 9 challenges the students' prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics of writing, and includes the four aspects of language use: reading, writing, expressive and receptive communication skills. Various genres of literature, including expository and informational materials, are introduced to be critically analyzed. Written compositions in a variety of genres is linked to the reading selections. This course prepares students to continue to Honors English 10 and future enrollment into AP Literature/AP Language and Composition courses.

English 9

Course Number
9105
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
English 9 builds upon the students' prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics of writing, and includes the four aspects of language use: reading, writing, expressive and receptive communication skills. Various genres of literature, including expository and informational materials, are introduced. Written compositions in a variety of genres are often linked to reading selections.

English 9M

Course Number
9105
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
This course uses modified instructional materials to assist struggling readers and writers in meeting the Common Core state standards. CSDR supports the study of literature in both English and ASL through our Bilingual Language Arts courses. Modified courses use modified instructional materials to assist struggling readers and writers in meeting the Common Core State Standards. English 9M builds upon the students' prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics of writing, and includes the four aspects of language use: reading, writing, expressive and receptive communication skills. Various genres of modified literature, including expository and informational materials, are introduced. Written compositions in a variety of genres are often linked to reading selections.

Honors English 10

Course Number
9106
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher recommendation
Credit Type
English
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. Honors English 10 offers students an intensive balanced focus on composition and World Literature. Students learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph thematic essays and compositions. The study of literature and other written material encompasses various genres as students improve their reading comprehension and develop the skills to determine the purposes and themes of authors and to recognize the techniques employed by the authors to impart their message. This course prepares students to enroll into AP Literature and/or AP Language.

English 10

Course Number
9106
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
English 10 offers students a balanced focus on composition and World Literature. Students learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph thematic essays and compositions. The study of literature and other written material encompasses various genres as students improve their reading comprehension and develop the skills to determine the purposes and themes of authors and to recognize the techniques employed by authors to impart their message. Feast Academy students will be given reading materials and written assignments that relate to cuisine.

English 10M

Course Number
9106
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
This course uses modified instructional materials to assist struggling readers and writers in meeting the Common Core state standards. English 10M offers students a balanced focus on composition and World Literature with modified materials. Students learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph thematic essays and compositions. The study of literature and other written material encompasses various genres as students improve their reading comprehension and develop the skills to determine the purposes and themes of authors and to recognize the techniques employed by authors to impart their message.

English 11

Course Number
9107
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
English 11 courses continue to develop students' writing skills, emphasizing clear, logical writing patterns, word choice, and usage, as students write essays and learn the techniques of writing research papers. Students continue to read works of American literature and other written materials that often form the backbone of the writing assignments.

English 11M

Course Number
9107
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
This course uses modified instructional materials to assist struggling readers and writers in meeting the Common Core state standards. English 11M courses continue to develop students' writing skills, emphasizing clear, logical writing patterns, word choice, and usage, as students write essays and learn the techniques of writing research papers. Students continue to read works of modified American literature and other written materials that often form the backbone of the modified writing assignments. FEAST Academy students will be given reading materials and written assignments that relate to Cuisine.

English 12

Course Number
9108
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
English 12 courses blend composition and European literature as students write critical and comparative analyses of classic and contemporary literature and other written genres. Students will produce multi-paragraph essays in a variety of genres along with at least one major research paper.

English 12M

Course Number
9108
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
English
Course Description
This course uses modified instructional materials to assist struggling readers and writers in meeting the Common Core state standards. English 12M courses blend modified instruction for composition and European literature as students write critical and comparative analyses of classic and contemporary literature and other written genres. Students will produce multi-paragraph essays in a variety of genres along with at least one major research paper. FEAST Academy students will be given reading materials and written assignments that relate to cuisine.

ASL Studies 9

Course Number
9134
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Enrollment in English 9
Credit Type
Foreign Language
Course Description
American Sign Language (ASL) Studies 9 course is designed to enhance students' appreciation for various genres of literature in signed form. It is aligned to the skills learned in English 9. Students are exposed to a variety of ASL literature through videotexts. Emphasis is placed on expository and informational forms of expression. Media and composition skills are reinforced as students analyze and respond to literature through video essays.

ASL Studies 10

Course Number
9135
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Enrollment in English 10
Credit Type
Foreign Language
Course Description
American Sign Language (ASL) Studies 10 course is aligned with English 10. Videotexts with an emphasis on Deaf culture, ASL and deaf people will be connected to reading assignments. Students will create video essays identifying author's purpose and theme. Students prepare personal responses to literature, citing videotext elements in support of their point of view.

ASL Studies 11

Course Number
9136
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Enrollment in English 11
Credit Type
Foreign Language
Course Description
American Sign Language (ASL) Studies 11 course reinforces the research skills learned in English 11. Students explore the rich literary heritage of the American Deaf Community from the 'Golden Age' of American Deaf Education (1817-1880) to the present day (also known as the Video Period of ASL Literature). Students also explore the political and social influences that have shaped the mainstream American perception of Deaf people. Students develop personal responses and ASL videotext essays while learning to cite videotext segments of other works of ASL literature in support of their point of view.

ASL Studies 12

Course Number
9137
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Enrollment in English 12
Credit Type
Foreign Language
Course Description
American Sign Language (ASL) Studies course 12 studies the Formalist, Avant-Garde, and World Sign literature around the Deaf world. Students examine and analyze the historical, social, and cultural causes that influence the video signers and their aesthetic, social, and cultural contributions to the Deaf literature. The class discussions and student video signings promote the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for engaging in a study of interpretative arguments to help students understand multiple perspectives and ways to understand ASL literature through different lenses.

AC Language I-IV

Course Number
9103
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
English
Course Description
This series of courses provides instruction in basic language concepts to increase studentsÌ reading comprehension, writing, receptive and expressive skills. A variety of classical and contemporary age appropriate adapted works of literature, non-fiction documents, and multi-media sources will form the basis of instruction. Content includes, but is not limited to, vocabulary and grammar development, writing and presenting in a variety of styles, thinking critically, and solving problems to complete individual and group projects and assignments. Course content and level of difficulty are adjusted to address and support studentsÌ individual needs and IEP goals. These courses meet the Alternate Curriculum English requirement for a CSDR Certificate of Completion. Students will be assessed annually to determine their proficiency level and qualification to enter into the modified curriculum Language Arts courses or continue with this series of language classes.

AC Communication I-IV

Course Number
9103
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
English
Course Description
This series of courses focuses on developing and maintaining student's abilities to effectively communicate using ASL and basic written language. Students build their vocabulary and grammar in both ASL and English in order to clearly express ideas and information. Activities may include instruction in using an interpreter, using a video-phone or App, participating in interviews and discussions, corresponding through e-mail or texting, and communicating in a variety of social contexts. Course content and level of difficulty varies to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals. Students will be assessed annually to determine if they meet the criteria to enroll in other language classes.

Mathematics


Pre-Algebra

Course Number
9248
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher Recommendation; Placement Test
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
Pre-algebra provides an extra year of study for students who have attained standard mathematics objectives, but are not ready to enter algebra. Pre-algebra covers a variety of topics, such as exponents and radicals, the rectangular coordinate system, sets, logic formulas, and solving first-degree equations and inequalities.

Algebra 1

Course Number
9249
Grade Level
9-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher Recommendation; Placement Test
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
The main purpose of Algebra 1 is to develop students' fluency with linear, quadratic and exponential functions. The critical areas of instruction involve deepening and extending students' understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. In addition, students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using exponential and quadratic functions. Some of the overarching ideas in the Algebra I course include: the notion of function, solving equations, rates of change and growth patterns, graphs as representations of functions, and modeling.

Honors Geometry

Course Number
9255
Grade Level
9-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
Geometry course introduces students to formal geometric proof and the study of plane figures, culminating in the study of right triangle trigonometry and circles. Students prove results about the geometry of the plane formally, explore similarity in greater detail, with an emphasis on solving problems with right triangles. Students also explore probability concepts and use probability in real-world situations.

Geometry

Course Number
9255
Grade Level
9-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Algebra 1; Geometry Placement Test
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures.

Honors Algebra 2

Course Number
9252
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Grade B or Better; Algebra 1
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. This course complements and expands the mathematical content and concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. Students will gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems in various content areas, including the solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem, and the complex number system. Course topics include absolute value, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, operations on polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic equations and functions, conic sections, inverse functions, sequences and series, probabilities, and mathematical induction.

Algebra 2

Course Number
9252
Grade Level
10-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Algebra 1, Geometry
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties.

AP Calculus C - Mathematics UC course UC Honors

Course Number
9268
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher Recommendation G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
Following the College Board's suggested curriculum this course is designed to parallel college-level calculus courses, AP Calculus AB provides students with an understanding of the concepts of calculus and experience with its methods and applications. These courses introduce calculus and include the following topics: functions, graphs, limits, and continuity; differential calculus (including definition, application, and computation of the derivative; derivative at a point; derivative as a function; and second derivatives); and integral calculus (including definite integrals and differentiation). Students are challenged to develop the critical skills recommended to successfully comprehend and complete the AP exam.

Honors Pre-Calculus

Course Number
9257
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
B or better in Algebra 2
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. This course prepares students for their first college level mathematics class and is recommended for those students planning to take AP Calculus.† The course is fast paced and rigorous consisting of topics in Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra, Data Analysis and Calculus. Students will solve problems algebraically and graphically, using graphing calculators and/or other technology.†The knowledge acquired in this class can be applied in several areas including engineering, economics, the physical sciences, and mathematical modeling.

Pre-Calculus

Course Number
9257
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Algebra II; Precalculus placement Test
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.

Calculus C - Mathematics UC course

Course Number
9258
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Precalculus Passing Grade of 'C' or better in Precalculus
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
Calculus courses include the study of derivatives, differentiation, integration, the definite and indefinite integral, and applications of calculus. Typically, students have previously attained knowledge of pre-calculus topics (some combination of trigonometry, elementary functions, analytic geometry, and math analysis).

Integrated Math I

Course Number
9241
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
HS Math Requirement with a passing Grade
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This is a general mathematics course designed to reinforce basic mathematics skills and link those skills to consumer applications. Such applications may include budgeting, taxation, credit, banking service, insurance, buying and selling products and services, home and/or car ownership and rental, managing personal income, and investment.

Integrated Math II

Course Number
9242
Grade Level
10-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher Recommendation; Placement Test
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This course is the first of three mathematics courses. The course content includes: functions, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, discrete mathematics, measurement, numbers, logic, and language. The course emphasizes mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and communication through integration of the various strands, connections with other subject areas and real-life applications, use of technology, and exploratory and group activities.

Integrated Math III

Course Number
9243
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Grade B or better on both Algebra I and Geometry
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This course is the third of three mathematics courses. The course content expands upon the mathematical content and techniques of Integrated Math II. Connections among the strands and unifying ideas continue with attention given to depth of understanding. Students successfully completing Course III are prepared for pre-calculus or alternative mathematics courses that emphasize real-world applications in the social sciences, or life and physical sciences.

Consumer Math

Course Number
9260
Grade Level
10-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
HS Math Requirement with a passing grade
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This is a general mathematics course designed to reinforce basic mathematics skills and link those skills to consumer applications. Such applications may include budgeting, taxation, credit, banking service, insurance, buying and selling products and services, home and/or car ownership and rental, managing personal income, and investment.

Math Lab

Course Number
9245
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Teacher's recommendation
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This is a course of basic skills in measurements, fractions, decimals, and percents. The course is designed for students who need to continue math skills review. To effectively assist students, teachers individualize and/or make use of small group instruction. The teaching techniques emphasize the use of manipulatives and other tools, including technological tools in a laboratory setting.

Math A-C

Course Number
9245
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This series of courses review basic mathematical concepts and is designed to develop and strengthen students' understanding of prerequisite skills for algebra and geometry through the use of manipulatives and other hands-on techniques. Students are expected to reason quantitatively and use units to solve real-world problems represented with equations or graphs. Content includes working with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using the four fundamental operations of arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals. Students will be assessed annually to determine if they meet the criteria to enroll in other math courses.

Remedial Math

Course Number
9245
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
Mathematics
Course Description
This series of courses review basic mathematical concepts and is designed to develop and strengthen students' understanding of prerequisite skills for algebra and geometry through the use of manipulatives and other hands-on techniques. Students are expected to reason quantitatively and use units to solve real-world problems represented with equations or graphs. Content includes working with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using the four fundamental operations of arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals. Students will be assessed annually to determine if they meet the criteria to enroll in other math courses.

Science


Honors Biology

Course Number
9324
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
8th grade Science with a 'B' or better
Credit Type
Life Science
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. This course is a rigorous lab science which focuses on the cell and its development into complex plant and animal systems. Other areas of study are ecology, genetics, population dynamics and control, reproduction, embroyology, and microbiology.

Biology

Course Number
9324
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Life Science
Course Description
This course is a lab science that focuses on the cell and its development into complex plant and animal systems. Other areas of study are ecology, genetics, population dynamics and control, reproduction, embroyology, and microbiology.

AC Earth Science

Course Number
9321
Grade Level
12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
Earth Science
Course Description
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the formation and changes in the earth's crust. The course covers the three disciplinary core ideas: earth's place in the universe, earth's systems, and earth and human activity. During this course, students are expected to conduct investigations, use models, analyze data, use mathematics, construct explanations, argue from evidence and communicate information. Course content, pace, and hands-on experiences are adjusted to support students' individual needs and IEP goals.

AC Life Science

Course Number
9324
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
Life Science
Course Description
This course provides students with a basic understanding of living things. Course study covers the four disciplinary core ideas: from molecules to organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution. During this course, students are expected to conduct investigations, use models, analyze data, use mathematics, construct explanations, argue from evidence, and communicate information. Course content, pace, and hands-on experiences are adjusted to address and support students' individual needs and IEP goals.

Honors Chemistry

Course Number
9325
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Honors Biology, Algebra 1, Teacher Recommendation
Credit Type
Physical Science
Course Description
Students enrolled in this college preparatory course are expected to exceed state standards. This course is a study of inorganic and organic matter with emphasis on quanitative skills, anaylsis, individual study, problem solving and lab activities.

Chemistry

Course Number
9325
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Algebra 1
Credit Type
Physical Science
Course Description
This course is a lab science which focuses on the study of inorganic chemistry; composition and structure, chemical reactions, and quantitative anaylsis. This course emphasizes the application of Algebra to solve problems.

AC Physical Science

Course Number
9324
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
Physical Science
Course Description
This course is designed for students who wish to gain a basic knowledge of the television film production process. Students will work under the close supervision of the instructor. Students will identify different types of television programs. Students will also learn about producing, editing, dubbing, and graphics. This course meets the Alternate Curriculum Elective requirement for a CSDR Certificate of Completion.

Physics D - Science UC course

Course Number
9326
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Chemistry; Concurrent enrollment in Precalculus or higher math recommended
Credit Type
Physical Science
Course Description
This course focuses on the physical nature of our world. The classinvolves frequent labs with appropriate reports. Topics may include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, wave propagation energy and modern physics.

Physical Education


Adaptive Physical Education I

Course Number
9313
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
IEP
Credit Type
Physical Education
Course Description
This course is designed to provide specially designed instruction in physical education meeting the unique needs of children with disabilities who have an IEP.

Adaptive Physical Education II

Course Number
9313
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
IEP
Credit Type
Physical Education
Course Description
This course is designed to provide specially designed instruction in physical education meeting the unique needs of children with disabilities who have an IEP.

Physical Education I

Course Number
9314
Grade Level
9
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Physical Education
Course Description
This course is the first year of the high school physical education sequence. P.E. 9 is designed for students to participate in a course that will enhance physical fitness, social cooperation, and knowledge of human movement through a variety of activities. This will provide them with skills and knowledge needed for an ongoing healthy lifestyle beyond the school experience. In addition, this course will prepare students to take the state-mandated Physical Fitness Test in the spring.

Physical Education II

Course Number
9315
Grade Level
10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Physical Education I
Credit Type
Physical Education
Course Description
This course is the second year of the high school foundation courses. P.E. 10 is designed for students to participate in individual and team sports. The course includes the remainder of the required content areas; gymnastics/tumbling, combative, team sports, mechanics of body movement, and the effects of physical activity on dynamic health.

Health


Health

Course Number
9160
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Health
Course Description
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to one or more of the nine content areas of health education including nutrition; prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs use; personal health; injury prevention and safety; individual growth and development; consumer and community health; environmental health; communicable and chronic diseases; and family life. This course provides students with content and skills that enable them to apply specific knowledge in their own personal behaviors and environments. This course builds the skills students need to recognize and resist negative influences. It includes decision-making, goal setting, communication, and interpersonal skills.

AC Health

Course Number
9160
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Health
Course Description
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to one or more of the nine content areas of health education including nutrition; prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs use; personal health; injury prevention and safety; individual growth and development; consumer and community health; environmental health; communicable and chronic diseases; and family life. This course provides students with content and skills that enable them to apply specific knowledge in their own personal behaviors and environments. This course builds the skills students need to recognize and resist negative influences. It includes decision-making, goal setting, communication, and interpersonal skills. Course content is adjusted to support students' individual needs and IEP goals.

Family Life Education

Course Number
9161
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Parental Permission
Credit Type
Family Life Education
Course Description
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to family life. Family life education promotes the development of positive family interactions and may include human sexuality, dating, relationships, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Students are prodvided with content and skills that enable them to apply specific knowledge in their own personal behaviors and environments. Students build the skills needed to recognize and resist negative influences. It includes decision-making, goal setting, communication, and interpersonal skills.

AC Family Life Education

Course Number
9161
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Parental Permission
Credit Type
Career Pathways/Electives
Course Description
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to family life. Family life education promotes the development of positive family interactions and may include human sexuality, dating, relationships, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Students are provided with content and skills that enable them to apply specific knowledge in their own personal behaviors and environments. Students build the skills needed to recognize and resist negative influences. It includes decision-making, goal setting, communication, and interpersonal skills. Course content is adjusted to support students' indidual needs and IEP goals.

Career Technical Education


Exploration of Auto Repair

Course Number
8500
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
Instructional content of this one-year course may lead the student directly into a pathway course within the transportation sector. This course is intended to introduce students to employment in industries that require servicing and maintenance of automotive equipment. Instruction includes but is not limited to shop safety, introduction to tools, employment opportunities; working conditions; and training requirements in occupations related to the automobile; the principles of operation of the basic automotive systems; and the basic servicing and maintenance of automotive systems.

Introduction to Automotive Repair G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8530
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This one-year introductory course will offer students a unique perspective of the skills and knowledge required for an entry level position in the systems diagnostics, service, and repair of vehicles of the twenty first century. The instruction will concentrate on but will not limited to the fundamentals of shop safety, tool identification and proper use along with basic repairs and maintenance of modern vehicles.

Intermediate Automotive Repair G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8531
Grade Level
10-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Introduction to Automotive Repair
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This one-year concentrator level course provides more specific areas of focus such as system diagnosis, advanced service, maintenance, and repair. The instruction will also concentrate on support systems such as engine performance, braking, steering, cooling, and electrical/electronic components. The student will also be exposed to transmissions and differentials.

Advanced Automotive Repair G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8532
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Automotive Repair
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This capstone level one-year course will provide students with the opportunity to function in a variety of roles within this pathway. Students will demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge acquired in introductory and concentration level courses. Students will participate in work-based learning opportunities which can lead to internships. Students that successfully complete the course of study will qualify for industry recognized certifications. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for an entry level position at a vehicle repair facility.

Automotive Repair: Refinishing G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8520
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Automotive Repair
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year long course coincides with the Advanced Automotive Service 8532 course. Enrollment in that course is mandatory. Completion of Intermediate Automotive Service 8531 is also required. The instruction will concentrate on the fundamentals of collision repair and refinishing of motor driven vehicles. This will include instruction on Spot, MIG, and Oxy/Acetylene welding. Safety and proper tool use and identification is stressed.

Introduction to Biomedical Technology

Course Number
7910
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
In the introductory course of the Biomedical Technology program, students explore concepts of the biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project and may work with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, physician’s office, or industry. Students will learn about the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products or any technological application that used biological systems for specific use with Biomedical Technology.

Intermediate Biomedical Technology

Course Number
7911
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None however, a B- or better in Biology or Honor Biology strongly recommended
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This concentrator course is designed to provide students specific content knowledge and skills within the biotechnology pathway. Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis in the body. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.

Advanced Biomedical Technology

Course Number
7912
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Biomedical Technology
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
The biomedical engineering course focuses on the design of biomedical devices and their contributions to human health. Students engage in the design of a variety of biomedical engineering solutions such as artificial limbs, replacement organs, assistive devices, and clinical instruments. Students explore career and postsecondary education opportunities related to the field. This capstone course prepares students within a specific career in the various areas of Biomedical Technology that will enable them to complete the requirements for licensures, certification, or other industry recognized credentials; or students are prepared to enter into postsecondary education or training programs in the selected Biotechnology pathway.

Advanced Biomedical Technology : Engineering

Course Number
7700
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Biomedical Technology
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course is a corequisite along with Advanced Biomedical Technology 7912. Students must have completed Intermediate Biomedical Technology 7911 in order to enroll in this class. This course will focus specifically on the application of robotics and 3D printing for the application to Biomedical Technology. Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design their own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.

Exploration of Construction Technology

Course Number
7300
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course provides students with an overview of the building and construction trades sector, which emphasizes processes, systems, and the way in which structures are built. It also provides students with insight into the different pathways available within the sector and the different career opportunities associated with each pathway. Students will learn to safely use woodworking tools and machines to produce a quality furniture project. Students will also be introduced to carpentry through model design and construction. Safety is stressed throughout the program.

Introduction to Construction Technology G - Electives UC course

Course Number
7340
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This first course in the Construction Technology series allows students to acquire the basic knowledge and skills used in the building of residential and commercial structures. The course covers construction and building design, performance, and sustainability, the study of safety, hand and power tools, planning and design, applicable mathematics, blueprint reading, trade nomenclature, residential and commercial construction standards, construction manufacturing standards, and other specialized skills. The pathway includes preparation for a California Class B General Building Contractor License.

Intermediate Construction Technology G - Electives UC course

Course Number
7341
Grade Level
10-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Introduction to Construction Technology
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This course will build on foundational skills attained in the introductory course(s). Students will learn the impact of financial, technical, environmental, and labor trends on the construction industry. They will gain competence in mathematical calculations that are used in the trades and interpret technical drawings and schedules. The course will cover techniques for proper site preparation and foundation layout. Students will gain competence in carpentry skills that prepare them to lay out, fabricate, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fixtures. Topics covered may also be framing, installing drywall and interior/exterior finishes, building walls and partitions, and installing roof systems, floors and floor coverings, and electrical wiring. Students will learn to integrate and employ sustainable construction practices and may develop skills that prepare them for a California Class B General Building Contractor License.

Advanced Construction Technology G - Electives UC course

Course Number
7342
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Construction Technology
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This course allows students to demonstrate mastery in skills attained in concentrator courses. Students will apply appropriate mathematical calculations, interpret technical drawings, and demonstrate techniques for proper site preparation and foundation layout. They will demonstrate carpentry techniques for the construction of a single-family residence, proper installation techniques of internal and external materials and finishes, employ sustainable construction practices, and install plumbing and electrical systems that adhere to industry standards. Students may be prepared for a California Class B General Building Contractor License.

Construction Technology : Millwork G - Electives UC course

Course Number
7310
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Construction Technology
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This one-year course coincides with Advanced Construction Tech. Students must be enrolled in Advanced Construction Tech 7342 to enroll in this class.This class is designed to introduce students to planning, design, layout, and technical drawing interpretation for practical use in woodworking, cabinetmaking, and millworking as it is used in the finished projects constructed for residential or commercial use. It may also cover different cabinet and furniture styles used, various wood products and materials, and proper tool selection. Students will be introduced to the different construction processes in the cabinetmaking, furniture making, and millworking industries.

Exploration of Multimedia Production

Course Number
7200
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two Semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course will provide foundational competencies in film, video, and computer production, as well as foundational knowledge in design to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the multimedia/communications workforce. Instruction will focus on the interaction between media sources in live, recorded, and web-based productions. Students will develop skills in computer design, film and video production, lighting, sound, and projection design, and print media design.

Introduction to Digital Imaging F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7216
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long course introduces students to computer skills and their applications for drawing, design, graphics, and photography. Students will create, manipulate, and analyze artistic elements and media used to express feelings and communicate ideas. Students will study the historical and cultural development of two-dimensional arts and its impact as a communications tool. Students will become familiar with current practices and applications including computer design and career focused traditional arts disciplines.

Intermediate Digital Imaging F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7217
Grade Level
10-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Introduction to Digital Imaging
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long course will emphasize the manipulation of artistic elements, media, and competencies in and beyond the two-dimensional plane. This second course in Digital Imaging series builds upon skills learned in Introduction to Digital Imaging. Students will use a variety of media to create industry relevant two and three-dimensional works that are personally and culturally expressive and industry relevant. courses will cover Client relations, the aesthetic and practical applications of design principles in art across disciplines, in architecture, fashion, and other creative industries.

Advanced Digital Imaging F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7218
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Digital Imaging
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long capstone course in the Visual/Commercial Art sequence applies learning from Introductory and Intermediate Visual /Commercial Art in a project-based environment. Course work will focus on 2-D and 3-D artistic products and their application to an industry/commercial environment. Skills and knowledge will be demonstrated in both the educational and work-based setting. Instruction will focus on applying student knowledge of drawing, painting, graphic design, photo, and 3 –D forms in industry environments. Students will create artistic products that demonstrate entry level workforce skills and comprehensive knowledge of industry practices.

Digital Imaging : Yearbook F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
8200
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Digital Imaging
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course is a corequisite along with Advanced Digital Imaging course 7218. Students must have completed Intermediate Digital Imaging 7217 in order to enroll in this class. This course provides students with the concepts required for pursuing career pathways within this industry sector. Course will focus on development of a professional portfolio that reflects the students experience to date. Portfolio material must contain examples based on final project: school yearbook. Students will be expected to conduct research on current market and develop a budget for the design, creation and publication of the book. Emphasis will also be placed on yearbook public relations, advertising, branding, promotion, product / service management, pricing, and distribution.

Exploration of FEAST

Course Number
7500
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This first course in the FEAST series prepares students with the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for employment in food and beverage production and preparation occupations. The focus will include but is not limited to preparing students for personal and life management and providing a strong foundation for Family and Consumer Sciences education related career paths. Instruction in the content areas of family nutrition; consumer education; individual and family health; and leadership is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function effectively as family members, workers, and citizens. Students will get specific training in kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment and facility use, knife skills, and food preparation. Students will participate in the planning, costing, preparation, serving, storage, culinary fashion, textiles, apparel and critique of meals in project-based learning. Students that perform well could be placed in work-based learning environments.

Introduction to FEAST G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8000
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Negative TB test and pass Food Handlers test
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long course in the FEAST series prepares students with the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for employment in food and beverage production and preparation occupations. Instruction will include, but is not limited to, information on consumer education; family systems; education; fashion, textiles, and apparel; food and nutrition. Student receive in-depth training in kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment and facility use, knife skills, food preparation to include: cold pantry, salads, soups and sauces, introductory baking, meats and poultry, short order cook, hot-line, institutional cook, catering, cashiering, hosting, waiter/waitress, and busing. Students will participate in the planning, costing, preparation, serving, storage and critique of meals in project-based learning. Students that perform well could be placed in work-based learning environments.

Intermediate FEAST G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8020
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Introduction to FEAST
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long concentration course prepares students to understand the scientific principles of nutrition, the relationship of nutrition to health and well-being, and prepares students with food production, preparation, and service skills. Instruction includes topics such as finding nutritive food values; planning, selecting, storing, purchasing, preparing, testing, serving and selling of quality food and food products; nutrition and health; safety and emergencies; food safety and sanitation; meal management; food preparation; food purchasing; food in culture; the science of food and nutrition; food costs and production; and food technology. This course provides a solid background for a wide range of careers such as food service and hospitality, food science, dietetics, and nutrition.

Advanced FEAST G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8021
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate FEAST
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long capstone course prepares students for employment in occupations in the food science and technology, dietetics, and nutrition industries. Instruction includes meeting nutritional and dietary needs; planning, selecting, purchasing and preparing of food to conserve nutrients; operational procedures; food safety and sanitation; using dietary and food guidelines to plan healthy diets; food preferences; data and statistics; and marketing. Students develop skills to utilize nutritional knowledge in preparing, inspecting, and serving meals to people; identifying qualities of various foods; collecting and testing food samples as directed; recording and comparing test results; purchasing and maintaining laboratory supplies and inventory. Students will use and care for equipment as they rotate through various positions in the daily operation of a full-scale restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Emphasis will be placed on high standards of quality and efficient preparation, production and food handling.

FEAST : World Cuisine G - Electives UC course

Course Number
8011
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate FEAST
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course is a corequisite along with Advanced FEAST 8021. Students must have completed Intermediate FEAST 8020 in order to enroll in this class. This capstone course continues to prepare students for employment in occupations in the food science and technology, and nutrition industries. Instruction will focus on international cuisines as the anchor from which students will tie instruction to. Instruction includes meeting nutritional and dietary needs; planning, selecting, purchasing and preparing of food to conserve nutrients; operational procedures; food safety and sanitation; using dietary and food guidelines to plan healthy diets; food preferences; data and statistics; and marketing. Students develop skills to utilize nutritional knowledge in preparing, inspecting, and serving meals to people with special counseling under the direction of a trained chef; identifying qualities of various foods; collecting and testing food samples as directed; recording and comparing test results; purchasing and maintaining laboratory supplies and inventory. Students will participate in annual FCCLA competitions.

Exploration of Graphic Design

Course Number
7200
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course is an introductory class for the Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) industry. This course specifically introduces students to Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, and Digital Reproduction. Students will start to learn basic computer skills needed to eventually master computer programs and tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Introduction to Graphic Design F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7210
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This introductory year-long course to Graphic Design prepares students to learn about careers in graphic arts and digital reproduction. It provides students with a foundational understanding of digital design, tools, processes and systems common to careers in these fields. Students will study printing, art and copy preparation, graphic design, image generation and assembly, production photography, graphic reproduction operations, binding and/or finishing related to digital imaging, printing, and digital production. Students will start learning computer programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and others to complete projects.

Intermediate Graphic Design F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7211
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Introduction to Graphic Design
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This second year-long course in the Graphic Arts series continues to develop proficiency in the use of graphics software and adds the production of multiple-color graphics and printed projects. This course provides students with an in-depth experience with digital design tools, processes and systems common to careers in graphic arts and digital reproduction. Career examination and skill building include printing enterprise, art and copy preparation, graphic design, image generation and assembly, production photography, graphic production operations, binding and/or finishing related to digital imaging, printing, and digital reproduction.

Advanced Graphic Design F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7212
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Graphic Design
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This final year-long course is the capstone course which provides students with an in-depth understanding of digital design tools, processes and systems common to careers in graphic arts and digital reproduction. Close examination of topics including printing enterprise, art and copy preparation, graphic design, image generation and assembly, production photography, graphic production operations, binding and/or finishing related to digital imaging, printing, and digital reproduction. In this class students will master raster and vector images using image and creation and production software. Comprehension and correct usage of terminology and concepts are emphasized. Students will also be given the option to earn dual college credits. As the capstone course to Graphic Design students are expected to develop and complete a final project in this course.

Graphic Design : Portfolio F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
8300
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Graphic Design
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course is a corequisite along with Advanced Graphic Design: Raster & Vector 7212. Students must have completed Intermediate Graphic Design 7211 in order to enroll in this class. Course will focus on development of a professional portfolio that reflects the students experience to date. Portfolio material must contain examples based on market research, current economics, include a sample budget and demonstrate creative development and design. Emphasis will also be placed on public relations, information design, advertising, branding, promotion, product / service management, pricing, and distribution.

Exploration of Video Production

Course Number
7200
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This course trains students to use film as a tool for communication and self-expression in entertainment and industry. Students will study the history and aesthetics of film as a complex, collaborative art form. They will explore the foundational elements of writing, photography, visual perception, and elements of design as they apply to cinematic expression. Students will work under the close supervision of the instructor. Students will identify different types of television programs including broadcast clips. Students will also learn about producing, editing, dubbing, and graphics.

Introduction to Broadcast and Video Production F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7219
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives/Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long course will combine competencies in film, video, computer, and live production, as well as foundational knowledge in design to introduce students to a variety of jobs in the multimedia/communications/game design workforce. Instruction will focus on the interaction between media sources in live, recorded, and web-based productions. Students will develop skills in computer design, film and video production, lighting, sound, and projection design, and print media design. Students will also explore career options within this rapidly expanding industry sector. The course includes application of the elements and principles of the arts, a study of historical and contemporary Film and Video Production from a worldwide perspective, and instruction in the critique process.

Intermediate Broadcast and Video Production F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7220
Grade Level
10-11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Introduction to Video Production
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long course builds on competencies in film, video, computer, and live production design, as well as foundational knowledge in design. Coursework will focus on particular careers in the multimedia/communications /game design workforce. Instruction will focus on the interaction between media sources in live, recorded, and web-based productions. Coursework will deepen specific skills in computer design, film and video production, lighting, sound, and projection design, and print media design in preparation for a content specific Capstone course.

Advanced Video Production F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
7221
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Video Production
Credit Type
Career Pathways
Course Description
This year-long capstone course in the Film and Video Production sequence applies learning from Introductory and Intermediate Film and Video Production in a project-based environment. Course work will focus on creative components film, video, computer, and live production application in both the educational and work-based setting. Instruction will focus on applying student knowledge of visual art and design in computer and print media, film and video production, digital lighting sound and projection design, in industry environments. Students will create Film and Video Production products that demonstrate entry level workforce skills and comprehensive knowledge of industry practices.

Video Production: Film Making F - Visual Performing Arts UC course

Course Number
8133
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Intermediate Video Production
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This year-long course must be taken as a corequisite with Advanced Film and Video Production 7221. Students must have completed Intermediate Film and Video Production 7220. Students will learn how to integrate various media into interactive media as they develop a comprehensive final project. Using encoding, media design, and editing software, three-dimensional design and even animation and drawing software, students will design a website portfolio to feature their final movie(s). Online content delivery process will be outlines as well as establishing online presences and e-commerce capabilities and online security.

Career Prep I

Course Number
9500
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Middle School Career Awareness
Credit Type
Career Preparation
Course Description
This required course provides opportunities for Juniors to continue to engage in a comprehensive career planning process. Students will explore 16 career clusters, developing the skills necessary for entering competitive employment. Students taking Career Prep I course will explore and analyze skills for success in workplace, study the importance of having strong work ethics, apply academic skills to job skills, and develop self-advocacy and self-development techniques and interpersonal skills.

AC Career Prep

Course Number
9200
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in ACE
Credit Type
Career Preparation
Course Description
During the course students learn techniques for filling out job applications, interviewing, and resume preparation. They explore their own interests, values, and personality traits. They also evaluate their employability skills and make decisions about potential career options/matches. Students will leave this class with a digital work portfolio.

Career Prep II

Course Number
9501
Grade Level
11
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Career Prep I
Credit Type
Career Preparation
Course Description
This Career Prep II course enables students to become productive, responsible individuals through rigor instructional course, where students will acquire general and specific occupational and employability skills. The rationale for having Career Prep II is the changing nature of work in our society, which requires students to develop appropriate work habits and attitudes that may be transferred to a variety of employment situations. Career Prep II students will have hands on job experience in a variety of departments on CSDR campus towards the end of the semester to allow Career Prep II teacher and job coaches observe students at work and offer constructive feedback on students’ work ethics.

Exploratory Work Experience

Course Number
9500
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
20
Course Length
Four semesters
Prerequisites
Career Preparation I / TPP Client
Credit Type
Exploratory Work Experience
Course Description
EWEE provides career guidance through non-paid observations and experiences at selected worksites. EWEE is an instructional course where students have the opportunity to observe and sample a variety of conditions of work for ascertaining their interest and suitability for the occupations they are exploring, while including related classroom instruction in WEE. EWEE provides an opportunity for a broad spectrum of students to explore career paths with the goal of clarifying career directions. (10 semester credits allowable for each semester with a maximum of 20 semester credits)

AC Exploratory Work Experience

Course Number
9500
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
20
Course Length
Four semesters
Prerequisites
Career Prep I
Credit Type
Exploratory Work Experience
Course Description
The goal of AC Exploratory Work Experience is to provide career guidance through non-paid observations and experiences at selected work sites. By observing a variety of work environments, students are able to discover their interest and suitability for the occupations they are exploring.† Students also receive classroom instruction and the opportunity to sample work activities in a career of interest. (10 semester credits allowable each semester with a maximum of 20 semester credits)

Career Work Exploratory

Course Number
9501
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
40
Course Length
Eight semesters
Prerequisites
Related to student's pathway
Credit Type
Career Work Experience
Course Description
CTWEE enables students to develop and refine occupational competencies necessary to acquire paid employment or non-paid placements, to adapt to the employment environment, and to advance in an occupation. CTWEE provides the opportunity to reinforce and extend career technical learning opportunities for students through a combination of related classroom instruction in WEE and supervised employment in the occupation for which their CTE course in school prepares them. Students enrolled in CTWEE must have a job or worksite placement that is related to their enrolled sequence of CTE courses. (10 semester credits allowable each semester with a maximum of 40 semester credits)

AC Career Exploration

Course Number
7000
Grade Level
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in ACE
Credit Type
Career Work Experience
Course Description
These classes are designed to introduce students to the field of work through a combination of classroom instruction, field observation, and non-paid hands-on experience. Students will investigate and document individual interests and strengths within the field of focus. Additionally, students are required to articulate what they learned about themselves and the job by creating and sharing a digital portfolio of their experience. The Career Exploration course sequence offers experiences in four different fields: carpentry, horticulture, food service, and retail.

General Work Exploration

Course Number
9501
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
40
Course Length
Eight semesters
Prerequisites
12th and/or TOP students
Credit Type
General Work Experience
Course Description
GWEE enables students to become productive, responsible individuals through supervised, paid employment experiences. GWEE is an instructional course where students will acquire general and specific occupational and employability skills through a combination of supervised paid employment in any occupational field along with classroom related instruction in WEE. The rationale for having GWEE is the changing nature of work in our society which requires students to develop appropriate work habits and attitudes that may be transferred to a variety of employment situations. (10 semester credits allowable each semester with a maximum of 40 semester credits)

AC General Work Exploration

Course Number
9501
Grade Level
12
Credits
40
Course Length
Eight semesters
Prerequisites
Alternate Curriculum placement IEP Team's decision
Credit Type
General Work Experience
Course Description
These courses provide students the opportunity to become productive and responsible individuals by participating in supervised paid employment experiences. Students acquire general and specific occupational and employability skills through a combination of field experience and related classroom instruction. This course promotes development of good work ethics and attitude. A strong emphasis is placed on developing skills related to: job safety, problem solving, communication, and comprehension of posted signs and written notices. The Work Experience course sequence provides students with three semesters of varied employment opportunities. (10 semester credits allowable each semester with a maximum of 40 semester credits)

Work Experience

Course Number
9502
Grade Level
12
Credits
40
Course Length
Eight semesters
Prerequisites
Career Prep II
Credit Type
General Work Experience
Course Description
This CTE Work Experience course reinforces and extends vocational learning opportunities for students through a combination of related classroom instruction and supervised on the job employment. The CTE Work Experience is to develop and refine occupational competencies necessary to acquire high-need and high-skill employment positions to adapt to the employment environment, and to advance in an occupation. Students enrolled in CTE Work Experience must have a worksite placement or employment that is related to a previous or concurrently enrolled Career Technical Education pathway or course of study. Students enrolled in CTE Work Experience must have a worksite placement or employment that is related to a previous or concurrently enrolled Career Technical Education pathway or course of study.

Electives


AC Arts and Crafts I-II

Course Number
9000
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
These courses develop or expand students conceptual understanding of original creative design and appropriate use of materials such as paper, fabric, fiber, clay, wood, plastics, plaster, or metal. The courses stress understanding in the suitability of design to materials, respect for the integrity of materials, and good craftsmanship. Students study the history of various arts and crafts and their use in specific media. The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual learning needs and IEP goals.

AC Forensic Science

Course Number
9359
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Placement in ACE
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course introduces students to the basic science behind crime scene investigation. After studying fingerprints, chromatography, graphology, and evidence gathering techniques, students apply their knowledge to a mock crime scene. Using collected evidence, students are guided in making hypotheses and drawing conclusions. Then, students explore the criminal justice system by taking their prime suspect through a mock trial. Students present evidence to a judge and peer jury to either defend or prosecute the suspect. Once all of the evidence is presented, the jury provides a verdict and the judge passes a sentence (if the suspect is found guilty). The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual learning needs and IEP goals.

AC Machine Basics I-II

Course Number
9222
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Placement in ACE
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
In these courses students explore design engineering by building models with plastic building bricks. Class activities promote basic understanding of the operations of simple and powered machines, structures, and mechanisms. Students develop an understanding of basic math, science, and engineering concepts through hands-on projects. Peer collaboration on projects fosters communication, cooperation, and critical thinking skills. The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual learning needs and IEP goals.

AC Plant Science I-II

Course Number
7170
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
Placement in ACE
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
These courses introduce students to the basics of agriculture. Students develop knowledge in topics such as plant growth and health, irrigation, pest and weed control, and food processing. Students acquire knowledge in a variety of tools needed to maintain a small agricultural plot and demonstrate the ability to safely and correctly use them. Students apply basic math and science concepts while planning, designing, building and tending a garden. Students harvest their crops and use them in cooking applications. The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual learning needs and IEP goals.

AC Recreation I-II

Course Number
9316
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course focuses on concepts and skill development for individual and group recreational fitness-for-life activities, backyard sports, and games. The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual learning needs and IEP goals.

ASL Immersion I-V

Course Number
9130-9132
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Teacher Recommendation or IEP Team Determination
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
American Sign Language (ASL) is the sign language most commonly used in the North American deaf community. ASL is a rich and complex visual-gestural language, with a grammatical structure independent of English. ASL is often acquired as a first language by deaf children who have deaf parents. This course is designed to help students, with limited ASL knowledge, imporove their ASL receptive and expressive skills.

Beginning Leadership

Course Number
9219
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course promotes students' leadership skills. Students will apply those skills by designing and implementing programs, projects, activities, and events for CSDR and the surrounding communities. Students will have opportunities to enhance their leadership skills (communication, organization, active listening and time-management) in order to strengthen their interaction with their community. Integrity, self-motivation, and the ability to work as a team are essential attributes for all leadership students.

Business

Course Number
9051
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Completion of Math C or higher
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
Business courses typically cover the basics of personal finance, techniques for making wise consumer decisions, economic principles, and business operation. Students develop techniques for making wise consumer decisions, master economic principles, and learn how businesses operate. These courses are not part of a career technical education course sequence.

Deaf Studies I

Course Number
9179
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
Deaf Studies will broaden and enrich students knowledge on the most basic elements of our humanity: language, culture and society. Students will demonstrate their understanding of historical knowledge, opinions, conclusions and techniques gained through a range of directed, cooperative and inquiry approaches. Students will examine five areas of study: identity/experience, Deaf history, Deaf art and literature, Deaf community and culture, social justice and activism.

Deaf Studies II

Course Number
9179
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Deaf Studies I
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
Deaf Studies will broaden and enrich students knowledge on the most basic elements of our humanity: language, culture and society. Students will demonstrate their understanding of historical knowledge, opinions, conclusions and techniques gained through a range of directed, cooperative and inquiry approaches. Students will examine five areas of study: identity/experience, Deaf history, Deaf art and literature, Deaf community and culture, social justice and activism.

English and Reading Skills I-IV

Course Number
9103
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One semester
Prerequisites
Teacher Recommendation
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course is designed to provide instruction in basic language skills and integrates reading, writing, and signing while emphasizing individual student progress. Course content depends on the student's abilities, and IEP goals, entering the course.

Exploration of Robotics

Course Number
8100
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two Consecutive Semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course introduces students to the basics easy-of-use of robotics. Students build models and program them to complete various tasks using easy-to-use coding software. Students develop a deeper understanding of basic math, science, and engineering concepts through hands-on problem-based projects. Peer collaboration on projects fosters communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students' individual learning needs.

Flex

Course Number
9217
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
5
Course Length
Unlimited
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
A classroom in which all students in a particular grade (or in a division of a grade) meet at certain times under the supervision of a teacher who takes attendance and does other administrative business.

Introduction to Information Technology

Course Number
7260
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course is an introduction to the field of Information Technology including technology concepts, terminology, hardware components and software applications. Students will be introduced to and asked to apply basic skills in the core areas of information technology such as programming, database management, networking, systems administration, and web development and the basic research, problem solving and decision making skills required to be successful in this field. The course is the fundamental course of the Game Design and Integration pathway course sequence of the AME Industry Sector.

Leadership

Course Number
9219
Grade Level
10-12
Credits
5
Course Length
Unlimited
Prerequisites
Beginning Leadership with 'C' or better and approved application
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course is required for ASBG and Class officers as these students play a key role in the school and must work together as a team. Experienced Leadership students act as coaches in managing small committees of beginning Leadership students to plan and organize activities of their choice. Integrity, self-motivation and the ability to work as a team are essential attributes for all involved Leadership students. Students will actively use their training to interact with their community by creating, organizing, and completing activities and events.

STEM Concepts I-II

Course Number
9222
Grade Level
9-10
Credits
5
Course Length
One Semester
Prerequisites
Completion of Algebra 1 or Integration Math I
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course fosters a learning environment in which students are empowered to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills they need to be successful. Students apply concepts and skills from math, science, and technology, while engaged in real-world, authentic project-based lessons that include rocketry, snap circuits, trebuchet, building bridges/cities, etc.

Spanish

Course Number
9130
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
10
Course Length
Two Consecutive Semesters
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course is designed to teach students about the language and culture of the Spanish and Latin American people. The first-year course emphasizes communication, basic grammar and syntax, and simple vocabulary so that students can read, write, sign, and comprehend on a basic level. The course teaches students to appreciate the Spanish and Latin American cultures by acquainting students with art, literature, customs, and history of the Spanish-speaking people.

Strength Training I-IV

Course Number
9316
Grade Level
11-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One Semester
Prerequisites
Completion of PE requirements
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
An elective physical education course for students who have completed High School Physical Education Courses I and II. This course includes content for developing skills and knowledge in weight training and fitness.

Study Skills I-IV

Course Number
9218
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
One Semester
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
A course that provides academic support and guidance in order to help students achieve success in their academic work. Can include the following content: time management, outlining, note taking, organization, active listening, research methods and test-taking strategies.

World Knowledge

Course Number
9219
Grade Level
9-12
Credits
5
Course Length
Unlimited
Prerequisites
None
Credit Type
Electives
Course Description
This course includes expanded fields of study including linguistics, law, history, science technology, Deaf Studies, World Culture, art works, rituals, social groups, and political institutions. The course enhances students' critical thinking and reasoning skills by using selected reading pieces and having students respond in group discussions. Also, the course participates in academic competitions to promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork among students.

Post Secondary


ACP Career Exploration

Course Number
7000
Grade Level
12+
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
These classes are designed to introduce students to the field of work through a combination of classroom instruction, field observation, and non-paid hands-on experience. Students will investigate and document individual interests and strengths within the field of focus. Additionally, students are required to articulate what they learned about themselves and the job by creating and sharing a digital portfolio of their experience. The Career Exploration course sequence offers experiences in four different fields: carpentry, horticulture, food service, and retail.

ACP Communication

Course Number
9103
Grade Level
12+
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
This focuses on developing students’ ability to effectively communicate with others in a variety of situations. ASL skills such as vocabulary, grammar, turn taking, and comprehension will be addressed for communicating with peers and adults within social, academic, vocational, and community settings. This course is designed to enhance and expand a student’s under­standing of conversation conventions, becoming increasingly more rigorous as his/her skills improve. This course also ad­dresses situations requiring alternate means of communicating with non-signing individuals. Skills learned in the classroom are practiced out in the community in functional situations. Content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and sup­port students’ individual learning needs and IEP goals and may be taken more than once.

ACP Community Exploration

Course Number
9220
Grade Level
12+
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
This course is designed to increase student knowledge about and ability to navigate their community for everyday living. Students will experience a variety of transportation options while traveling to different destinations within the community. Some of these destinations will include local stores, recreational facilities and support agencies. Students will also visit a variety of living environments (from apartments to group homes) and explore the amenities offered by each. This course builds on students’ previous knowledge base and provides different community experiences. The course content and level of difficulty is adjusted to address and support students’ individual learning needs and IEP goals and may be taken more than once.

ACP Consumer Math

Course Number
9260
Grade Level
12+
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
This course focuses on functional math skills needed for everyday life. Students will apply knowledge of basic math con­cepts to the areas of banking and budgeting, consumer spending, income earning, planning outings and events, baking and cooking, scheduling, decorating a home, and using a cell phone. Emphasis is placed on number sense, computation skills, understanding of time and distance, and money sense. The content and level of difficulty for this course is designed to sup­port students’ IEP goals and become increasingly difficult as the student’s skills improve and may be taken more than once.

ACP Exploratory Work Experience

Course Number
9500
Grade Level
12+
Credits
20
Course Length
Four semesters
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
The goal of AC Exploratory Work Experience is to provide career guidance through non-paid observations and experiences at selected work sites. By observing a variety of work environments, students are able to discover their interest and suitability for the occupations they are exploring. Students also receive classroom instruction and the opportunity to sample work activities in a career of interest. (10 semester credits allowable each semester with a maximum of 20 semester credits)

ACP General Work Experience

Course Number
9501
Grade Level
12+
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
The work experience progressive course series provides both supervised on-the-job training and job-related classroom instruction to students. Students begin by participating in shorter work opportunities and progress to longer experiences, typically off-campus work sites. The work component focuses on vocational skills needed for future employability while the classroom component addresses vocational behaviors important for achieving and maintaining future job placements. This course offers students the opportunity to develop the skills and behaviors necessary to become conscientious and reliable workers and may be taken more than once. (Total of 40 semester credits allowable for any combination of paid work ex­perience)

ACP Language

Course Number
9103
Grade Level
12+
Credits
Course Length
Prerequisites
Placement in the ACE Plus program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
ACP Language course has two main focuses of study: 1) to develop students’ reading comprehension and analytical skills of environmental, informational, and functional print and 2) to improve students’ understanding and use of writing conventions and vocabulary. Students may read a text or watch an ASL presentation of text such as social stories, personal experience stories, restaurant menus, safety signs, bus schedules, and notes from a boss, doctor’s office or bank. Through guided dis­cussions, students determine pertinent information and facts and how to appropriately respond to the material. Responses may be given in ASL or written depending on what is appropriate for each situation. The course content and level of diffi­culty is adjusted to address and support students’ individual learning needs and IEP goals and may be taken more than once.

Community Exploration

Course Number
9220
Grade Level
Transition Options Program
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Transition Options Program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
This course is designed to increase student knowledge and ability in skills necessary for everyday living. The course emphasizes defining personal values, goal-setting and planning, making decisions and solving problems, evaluating information and dealing with media and peer pressure, communication and relationships, decision making, wellness and personal safety, and contributing to your community.

Writing Skills

Course Number
9103
Grade Level
Transition Options Program
Credits
10
Course Length
Two consecutive semesters
Prerequisites
Transition Options Program
Credit Type
Post Secondary
Course Description
This course is designed to provide instruction in basic language skills and integrates reading, writing, signing, and listening while emphasizing individual student progress. Course content depends on the student's abilities entering the course. Instruction may include vocabulary building, spelling and grammar, writing and composition, reading silently or aloud, and improving listening and comprehension skills. The course may take place in a laboratory setting or resource center.