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Course Description – Mathematics

 

 

 

ALGEBRA 1(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10

Prerequisite: None

This is the first in a sequence of three college preparatory courses. Topics include properties of real numbers, simplifying and evaluating expressions, solving equations and inequalities, coordinates and functions, linear and quadratic equations and functions, and graphing linear equations and inequalities. Students in the 8th and 9th grades must receive a 75% or better in the class in order to advance to Geometry.

 

ALGEBRA 1 SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10

Prerequisite: None

This is the first in a sequence of three college preparatory courses. Topics include properties of real numbers, simplifying and evaluating expressions, solving equations and inequalities, coordinates and functions, linear and quadratic equations and functions, and graphing linear equations and inequalities with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies. Students in the 8th and 9th grades must receive a 75% or better in the class in order to advance to Geometry.

  

GEOMETRY(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11

Prerequisite: 75% or better in Algebra 1 (for 8th and 9th graders); C or better in Algebra 1 (for 10th and 11th graders)

This is the second in a sequence of three college preparatory courses. Topics include the basics of geometry, angles and segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle relationships, congruence and similarity, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles, area and volume, right triangle trigonometry, constructions and proofs.

 

GEOMETRY SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11

Prerequisite: 75% or better in Algebra 1 (for 8th and 9th graders); C or better in Algebra 1 (for 10th and 11th graders)

This is the second in a sequence of three college preparatory courses. Topics include the basics of geometry, angles and segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle relationships, congruence and similarity, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles, area and volume, right triangle trigonometry, constructions and proofs with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

GEOMETRY HONORS(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10

Prerequisite: B or better grade in Algebra 1 and recommendation from teacher.

This is the second in a sequence of three college preparatory honors courses. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning, constructions, line and angle properties, triangle properties, polygon properties, congruence and similarity, properties of circles, transformations, area and volume, and right angle trigonometry.

 

ALGEBRA 2(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: C or better grade in Geometry and Algebra 1.

This is the third in a sequence of three college preparatory courses. Topics include equations and inequalities, complex numbers, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, sequences and series, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem.

 

ALGEBRA 2 SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: C or better grade in Geometry and Algebra 1.

This is the third in a sequence of three college preparatory courses. Topics include equations and inequalities, complex numbers, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, sequences and series, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

ALGEBRA 2 HONORS(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11

Prerequisite: B or better grade in Geometry and Algebra 1 and recommendation from teacher.

This is the third in a sequence of three college preparatory honors courses. Topics include equations and inequalities, linear and quadratic equations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, complex numbers, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, sequences and series, conic sections, proofs, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem, trigonometric ratios and functions.

 

TRIGONOMETRY/ PRECALCULUS(One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 2.

This course is designed to prepare students for a rigorous college mathematics program. Topics include review topics from Algebra 2, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, right angle trigonometry, topics in analytic geometry, limits and an introduction to Calculus.

 

TRIGONOMETRY/ PRECALCULUS HONORS(One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval and Completion ofAlgebra 2 Honors with B or better grade.

This course is designed to prepare students for AP Calculus AB. Topics include functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, topics in analytic geometry, analytic geometry in three dimensions, powers and roots of complex numbers, limits and an introduction to Calculus.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CALCULUS AB(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval and Completion ofTrigonometry/Pre-Calculus with a C+ or better grade.

Co-Requisites: Agreement to Course Contract; AND completion of a summer assignment; AND participation in the AP Calculus AB Exam

This course is equivalent to one semester of Calculus at the university level. Topics include a review of algebraic and trigonometry functions, concepts of limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, definite and indefinite integrals, applications of integrals, and the calculus of transcendental functions. A strong mathematical background is essential for successful completion of this course. Students should expect to spend severalhours per week beyond the regular school hours to complete course assignments and to be successful in the class.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CALCULUS BC(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite:Teacher approval and Completion ofTrigonometry/Pre Calculus Honors with B or better grade.

Co-Requisites: Agreement to Course Contract; AND completion of a summer assignment; AND participation in the AP Calculus BC Exam

This course is equivalent to two semesters of Calculus at the university level. It covers topics from Calculus AB: review of algebraic and trigonometric functions, concepts of limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, definite and indefinite integrals, applications of integrals, and the calculus of transcendental functions. It also covers the following topics: arc length and surfaces of revolution, integration techniques, L’Hopital’s Rule, improper integrals, polynomial approximations and series; concept of series, series of constants, Taylor series; and parametric, polar, and vector functions. A strong mathematical background is essential for successful completion of this course. Students should expect to spend several hours per week beyond the regular school hours to complete course assignments and to be successful in the class.

 

STATISTICS(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2 with a C or better

This course is designed for juniors and seniors who have completed Algebra 2 but do not wish to pursue Calculus.    It is an introduction to the study of probability, interpretation of data and fundamental statistical problem solving.  Successful completion of this course will provide students a solid foundation in probability, skill in the analysis of statistical information and entrance into AP Statistics the following year.  Students will work on projects dealing with probabilities in finite sample spaces, discrete random variables, standard distributions, means, standard deviations and the organization of data into tables and graphs.

 

Advanced Placement (AP) STATISTICS(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Teacher approval; Completion of at least Algebra II with B or better.
Co-Requisites: Agreement to Course Contract; AND completion of a summer assignment; AND participation in the AP Statistics Exam

Advanced Placement Statistics is an introduction to the main principles of probability and statistics.  Students will develop an understanding of Combinatorics, Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing, Single and Multiple Regression Analysis.  A strong algebraic background is necessary for success in this class.  Students should expect to spend several hours per week beyond the regular school hours in order to be successful in the class.

 

CONSUMER/APPLIED MATHEMATICS(One Year Course) Grade:  12

Prerequisite: None

This is a course designed for seniors who need a third year of mathematics. Topics include consumer skills such as income, banking and credit, transportation and housing, taxes and insurance, investments, purchasing and budgeting.

 

CONSUMER/APPLIED MATHEMATICS SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 12

Prerequisite: None

This is a course designed for seniors who need a third year of mathematics. Topics include consumer skills such as income, banking and credit, transportation and housing, taxes and insurance, investments, purchasing and budgeting with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – ENGLISH /LANGUAGE ARTS

 

 

 

 

LITERACY  (One to two year course) Grade: 9, 10

Prerequisite: Student has scored Below Basic or Far Below Basic on ELA CST’s and/or received a “D” or “F” in English in addition to teacher recommendation.

This class is offered to students to improve their reading and writing skills and must be taken concurrently with English 9 double-block or English 10 double-block.  This course offers a balance curriculum that will include grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing skills.  Students will be enrolled no more than two years.

 

ENGLISH 9 Double-Block   (One Year Course) Grade: 9

Taken concurrently with Literacy, this class integrates a comprehensive college preparatory Language Arts course with READ 180, a state-approved intervention program that is designed to accelerate student skills and reading levels to grade level.  Students will develop and practice skills in writing, listening, reading, speaking, and vocabulary using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

ENGLISH 10 Double-Block(One Year Course) Grade: 10

This class, taken concurrently with Literacy, integrates a comprehensive college preparatory Language Arts course (with emphasis on World Literature) with READ 180; which is a state-approved intervention program designed to accelerate student skills and reading level to grade level.  Students will read world literature, write different kinds of essays, develop vocabulary, grammar, and study skills.

 

ENGLISH 9(One Year Course) Grade: 9

An integrated language arts class with a literature based curriculum. In this comprehensive course students will develop and practice skills in writing, listening, reading, speaking, studying and vocabulary as they gain experience with literature. Introductory course to World Literature. State Standards Based Curriculum as well as reading is emphasized.

 

ENGLISH 9 SDAIE(One Year Course) Grade: 9

An integrated language arts class with a literature based curriculum. In this comprehensive course students will develop and practice skills in writing, listening, reading, speaking, studying and vocabulary as they gain experience with literature. Introductory courses to World Literature. State Standards Based Curriculum having access to the California English Language Development Standards with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

ENGLISH 9 HONORS(One Year Course) Grade: 9

Prerequisite: A in 8th Grade English; ELA CST score of Proficient/Advanced, in addition to a score of Proficient/Advanced on diagnostic test to be taken during the summer.

This course integrates language arts with a literature-based curriculum and is designed for students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in language arts skills. Students develop and practice skills in writing, listening, reading, speaking, studying and vocabulary as they gain experience with literature. Extensive reading from a supplemental list is required. State Standards guide the course of study. This course requires summer assignments to be completed.  Failure to complete these assignments may result in removal from the class.

 

ENGLISH 10/ SDAIE(One Year Course) Grade: 10

This course is designed to help the students understand and relate literature and composition to everyday life and to improve general communication skills. Emphasis is on a more intensive study of World Literature with adherence to State Standards Guidelines with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

ENGLISH 10 HONORS(One Year Course) Grade: 10

Prerequisite: C+ or above in English 9 Honors or an A grade in English 9;ELA CST score of Proficient/Advanced; Teacher recommendation

This course is designed for students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in language arts skills. Intensive reading and writing will be required.  This course requires summer assignments to be completed.  Failure to complete these assignments may result in removal from the class.

 

ENGLISH 11(One Year Course) Grade: 11 – American Literature

This course integrates the study of composition and vocabulary in a literature based program that requires that the student respond to the ideas and concepts of certain core works of American Literature. Extensive reading from a supplemental list of high quality literature is also part of the course requirements. Curriculum is Standards Based. *

 

ENGLISH 11 SDAIE (One Year Course) Grade: 11 – American Literature

This course integrates the study of composition and vocabulary in a literature based program that requires that the student respond to the ideas and concepts of certain core works of American Literature. Extensive reading from a supplemental list of high quality literature is also part of the course requirements. Curriculum is Standards Based with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

 

ENGLISH 11 HONORS(One Year Course) Grade: 11

Prerequisite: C+ or above in English 10 Honors or an A grade in English 10; ELA CST score of Proficient/Advanced; Teacher recommendation

This course integrates the study of composition and vocabulary in a literature based program that requires that the student respond to the ideas and concepts of certain core works of American Literature. Extensive reading from a supplemental list of high quality literature is also part of the course requirements. Curriculum is Standards Based. Honors courses are for students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and interest in the language arts. This course requires summer assignments to be completed.  Failure to complete these assignments may result in removal from the class.

 

ENGLISH 11 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)– (One Year Course) Grade: 11

Prerequisite: A in English 10 or B grade in English 10 Honors; ELA CST score of Proficient/Advanced; Teacher recommendation

This course emphasizes instruction and active student participation in lessons geared to Language and Composition. This class prepares students to advance to a higher level course as a 12th grader. Students must take the AP test in English in order to receive AP credit. This course is a rigorous one that adheres to California State Standards. * This course requires summer assignments to be completed.  Failure to complete these assignments may result in removal from the class.

 

ENGLISH 12(One Year Course) Grade: 12 - British Literature/Multicultural

English 12 is a comprehensive course in composition, literature and vocabulary. It emphasizes direct instruction and active student participation in lessons geared to improve understanding of the meaning of literature and its application to daily life. Writing assignments grow out of the literature studied and State Standards.

 

ENGLISH 12 SDAIE(One Year Course) Grade: 12 - British Literature/Multicultural

English 12 is a comprehensive course in composition, literature and vocabulary. It emphasizes direct instruction and active student participation in lessons geared to improve understanding of the meaning of literature and its application to daily life. Writing assignments grow out of the literature studied and State Standards. Curriculum is Standards Based with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies. *

 

ENGLISH 12 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)(One Year Course) Grade: 12

Prerequisite: A in English 11 or B grade in English 11 Honors; ELA CST score of Proficient/Advanced; Teacher recommendation This course is a lower division College level literature course designed to prepare the student for success on the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition. This course requires exceptional skills and motivation. Students must take the AP test in English in order to receive AP credit. * This course requires summer assignments to be completed.  Failure to complete these assignments may result in removal from the class.

 

YEARBOOK (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: “C+” or above in English; No “F” grades in the prior grading period and teacher approval; G.P.A. 2.5

This course is designed to give students journalism, interviewing, writing, computer and time management skills. The yearbook is a product of this class.

 

JOURNALISM(Newspaper – One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective class

Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in English, a grade of C or better in English Honors or AP, and/or teacher recommendation.

This class produces the Bassett High School student newspaper, The Olympian Times. The staff has complete control of and responsibility for writing and producing the paper.  At the core of this practical experience will be an in-depth study of some famous writers and their journalistic writings. Students will not only become journalists themselves, they will study journalism's historical evolution, its great practitioners, and its major movements.  During production weeks, students may be required to remain after school.  Obviously, participation accounts for the success or failure of the paper, and so, class participation also accounts for a large part of the final grade.

 

AVID 1-Advancement via Individual Determination- (Elective)

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation, GPA, Academic Potential and Interview. Other: Students must be entering 9th grade and be from minority or low income families to enter the program. They must demonstrate academic potential and have teacher recommendations. Although students may have low scores in language due to English being a second language, they should have math scores that are average or above. Students should at least have at a 2.0 GPA at the 8th grade level and be highly motivated to attend a four-year college.

AVID is an academic elective class that attempts to prepare minority and economically disadvantaged students for college through a rigorous, tutorial program that focuses on writing skills, collaborative learning techniques, standardized test preparation, and role-taking, as well as awareness of college admissions and application procedures. Other major components of the program include parental support and input, classroom tutors, and various potential which is determined by the AVID coordinator(s), but may not, to this pint, have the GPA that reflects this potential.

 

AVID 2, 3, 4-Advancement via Individual Determination- (Elective)

Prerequisite: Previous AVID class or Teacher/Counselor recommendation, GPA, Academic Potential and Interview.

AVID is an academic elective class that attempts to prepare minority and economically disadvantaged students for college through a rigorous, tutorial program that focuses on writing skills, collaborative learning techniques, standardized test preparation, and note-taking, as well as awareness of college program include parental support and input, classroom tutors, and various motivational activities. The selected students will have demonstrated academic potential which is determined by the AVID coordinator(s), teacher(s), counselor9s) and administrator(s), but may not, to this point, have the GPA that reflects this potential.

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 1– Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is designed for English Learners that scored at the Beginning Language Proficiency Level on the California English Development test (CELDT).  This course is intended for students with no or very little English abilities, in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and have been enrolled in a California school less than one year.  The targeted curriculum is the California English Language Development Standards supplemented with modified core curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the delivery of instruction using SDAIE/SIOP strategies to develop and strengthen learning strategies for transition into general classes.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 2– (As Needed) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is designed for English Learners that scored at the high Beginning and Early Intermediate  Language Proficiency Levels on the California English Development test (CELDT).  This course is intended for students with limited English abilities, in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and have been enrolled in a California school a minimum of one year.  The targeted curriculum is the California English Language Development Standards supplemented with modified core curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the delivery of instruction using SDAIE/SIOP strategies to develop and strengthen learning strategies for transition into general classes.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 3(As Needed) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is designed for English Learners that scored at the high Early Intermediate to the Intermediate Language Proficiency Levels on the California English Development test (CELDT). This course is intended for students thathave demonstrated adequate progress in their English abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing and have been enrolled in a California school more than one year.  The targeted curriculum is the California English Language Development Standards supplemented with modified core curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the delivery of instruction using SDAIE/SIOP strategies to develop and strengthen learning strategies for transition into general classes.

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – SCIENCE

 

 

 

EARTH SCIENCE (One Year Course) Grades: 9

Earth Science is the study of the earth and the universe around it. Earth Science covers the California Content Standards in four main categories that include: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 9

Earth Science is the study of the earth and the universe around it. Earth Science covers the California Content Standards in four main categories that include: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE(One semester course) Grades: 9, 10

This class fulfills the State requirement for high school health education.  The class covers nutrition, fitness, growth, development, sexual health, injury prevention, safety, tobacco, drugs, mental health, emotional health, social health, as well as personal and community health. The goal of this class is to provide facts about these health issues that enable the student to make informed decisions concerning their personal health.

 

BIOLOGY(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This is a College Prep course in the biological science of living things. Emphasis is put on cellular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and human biology. 

 

BIOLOGY SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This is a College Prep course in the biological science of living things. Emphasis is put on cellular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and human biology with emphasis on instructional delivery using SDAIE/SIOP strategies.

 

BIOLOGY HONORS(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval is required for enrollment in this course.

This is a College Prep course in the biological science of living things. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth approach to cellular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and human biology.  Cooperative Research Reports and a Term Paper are required. 

 

CHEMISTRY(One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Must have passed Algebra 1 and Biology with a grade of C or higher

This course will introduce students to the basic structure of matter, its properties, and behavior.  Students will also be introduced to the basic skills and techniques necessary for scientific experimentation through series of laboratory experiments, all of which will serve to introduce, apply, and/or expand on the concepts that are introduced in the course.

 

CHEMISTRY SDAIE(One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Must have passed Algebra 1 and Biology with a grade of C or higher

This course will introduce students to the basic structure of matter, its properties, and behavior.  Students will also be introduced to the basic skills and techniques necessary for scientific experimentation through series of laboratory experiments, all of which will serve to introduce, apply, and/or expand on the concepts that are introduced in the course with emphasis on instructional delivery using the SDAIE/SIOP teaching strategies.

 

CHEMISTRY ADVANCED PLACEMENT(AP) (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval is required for enrollment in this course and a B or higher in Chemistry and a B or higher in algebra 2. Co-requisites: Agreement of course contract and completion of a summer assignment and participation in the AP chemistry Exam.

This college level course will help students develop and expand their knowledge and understanding of matter, chemical systems, and chemical reactions through lectures and laboratory exercises that emphasize the analytical, qualitative, quantitative, and theoretical aspects of chemistry. A strong background in science and mathematics is essential and expected for successful completion of the course. Students should expect to spend several hours per week beyond the regular school hours to complete course assignments and labs. Students who successfully complete the course will be well prepared to take the AP Chemistry Exam.

 

PHYSICS(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: A “B” in algebra 2 is strongly recommended.

This is a college preparatory course addressing the traditional topics of a first year physics course: Motion and Forces, Momentum, Work and Energy, Electric and Magnetic Phenomena, Wave and Energy Transfer and Heat and Thermodynamics.  While the course is primarily conceptual in nature to develop an understanding of the physical world around us, students should have firm grasp of algebra 2 in order to understand the conceptual interrelationships found in physics.

 

PHYSICS ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)One (Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval; and a B or higher in chemistry; and a B or higher in Algebra 2 Honors.

This college level course will help students develop their understanding of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves and Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics through lectures and laboratory exercises. A strong background in mathematics and chemistry is essential for the successful completion of this course. Students should expect to spend several hours per week beyond the regular school hours (including at least one Saturday per month) to complete course assignments and labs.

 

ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: One year of Biology and Chemistry.

Anatomy/Physiology is a study of the structure and function of the human body. The course is preparation for advanced biological studies, biomedical nursing, and other Med Tech careers. Students entering a Fire or Police Science program will find this course helpful in preparing for the Emergency Medical Technician requirement. Laboratory experiences and text based activities provide student learning in the following topics: the major body systems; how the body systems work together to provide homeostasis; body functions in the healthy and diseased states; blood typing; muscle action; cranial neuron function; and bioethics.

 

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION - COMPUTER EDUCATION

5 credits of Computer Literacy required for graduation

 

 

COMPUTER LITERACY(One Semester Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  None

Computer Literacy provides students with a foundation of Microsoft Office Software and business skills.  Students develop knowledge necessary to pursue the business and marketing career path at BHS and a business major in college.  The topics covered include use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software, business communication, career preparation, job acquisition skills, financial concepts, functions of business environment, and business technology.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

 

SPANISH 1(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Designed for those students that have no previous Spanish and/or who need the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and pronunciation. The student is given the basic mechanics of structure in speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on conversational Spanish.

 

SPANISH 2 (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish1 with a C or above.

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation at this level are emphasized. The student learns more reading and writing skills and the spoken language is stressed.

 

SPANISH 3   (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 2 with a C grade or above.

Designed for the advanced students in Spanish who have completed up through Spanish II and/or who can demonstrate necessary reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Reading and writing skills are perfected.

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 3 with a C grade or above or passed Spanish 2 Proficiency Exam.

Review of grammar and mechanics of structure in reading and writing are stressed in order to prepare for the A.P. Spanish Language Exam in May. Listening, comprehension and oral skills are improved. Literature study is integrated in order to give students a literature as well as communicative language proficiency.

 

SPANISH LITERATURE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 4 Advanced Placement with a C or above.

A survey of selected works from the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Students will read and critically analyze a variety of literacy test, including poetry, both and orally and in writing. This course is designed to prepare for the A.P. Spanish Literature exam.

 

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I  (One Year Course) Grades; 9, 10, 11, 12

Designed for students who are already orally proficient in Spanish, but need the opportunity to learn the fundamental of Spanish grammar and mechanics of structure in reading and writing. Meets foreign language college requirement. Students will go into Spanish 2 or Spanish 3 after completing this course.

 

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 2 (One Year Course) Grades; 9, 10, 11, 12

A two semester course opens to students who have previously taken Spanish Speakers 1. It is an intermediate course emphasizing advanced grammar, higher level Hispanic literary selections and Cultural aspects of Spanish-Speaking countries. The course is designed to prepare students for the Advance Placement Spanish classes. It is conducted in Spanish.

 

FRENCH 1 (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

A basic study of spoken and written French. The course also covers areas of culture such as geography, history, art, etc.

 

FRENCH 2 (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of French 1 with a C grade or above.

Advanced fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation are emphasized; the students’ learns more reading and writing skills and the spoken language is stressed.

 

FRENCH 3 (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of French 2 with a C grade or above.

This course is designed for the advanced students in French who have completed up through French II and/or who can demonstrate necessary reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Reading and writing skills are perfected.

 

FRENCH 4 (One Year Course) Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Completion of French 3 with a C grade or above.

This course is designed for the advanced students in French who have completed coursework up through French III and/or who can demonstrate necessary reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Review of grammar and mechanics are stressed in reading and writing. Listening comprehension and oral skills are improved. Literature study is integrated in order to increase reading proficiency.

 

AP FRENCH (One Year Course) Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Completion of French 3 with a B or above or teacher recommendation.

This course provides students the opportunity to write and speak on a variety of topics in French, while increasing their vocabulary and developing their own style of writing in French. The class is conducted entirely in French, so that everyday communication willencourage the students; listening and speaking skills. Students have a class participation grade that is based heavily upon communicating in French while in the classroom.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

MODERN WORLD HISTORY   (One Year Course) Grade: 10

This is a required class for all 10th grade students this course provides students with an overview of world history emphasizing modern world history from Greco-Roman thought to the Foundations of Modern Democracy to the French Revolution through the 20th Century.

 

MODERN WORLD HISTORY SDAIE   (One Year Course) Grade: 10

This is a required class for all 10th grade students. This course provides students with an overview of world history emphasizing modern world history from Greco-Roman thought to the Foundations of Modern Democracy to the French Revolution through the 20th Century. This class also emphasizes SDAIE and SIOP teaching strategies.

 

MODERN WORLD HISTORY HONORS(One Year Course) Grade: 10

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and completion of English 9 with a C grade or above.

This class is designed for high achieving social studies students. This is a required class for all 10th grade students. This course provides students with an overview of world history emphasizing modern world history from Greco-Roman thought to the Foundations of Modern Democracy to the French Revolution through the major events of the 20th Century.

 

MODERN WORLD HISTORY AP(One Year Course) Grade: 10

Prerequisite: Teacher approval and completion of summer assignment (handed out in June of previous school year)

The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, through the interaction of different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course emphasizes the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. The knowledge base covered includes prehistory through
the present day using a thematic methodology. Skills emphasized include: critical reading, note taking, testing skills, analytical writing, and seminar. This is a college-level course that demands strong student responsibility in studying, and homework.
Students in this course must take the AP World History Exam in May to receive grading on the 5-point grade scale.

 

U.S.HISTORY(One Year Course) Grade: 11

This is a required class for all 11th grade students. This course provides students with an overview of U.S. History starting with a review of past material such as the American Revolution, the development of the Constitution, and Westward Expansion. Students will explore the development of the United States and study topics such as World War I, the Roaring 20’s, and World War II with special focus on events of the 20th Century.

 

U.S.HISTORY SDAIE(One Year Course) Grade: 11

This is a required class for all 11th grade students. This course provides students with an overview of U.S. History starting with a review of past material such as the American Revolution, the development of the Constitution, and Westward Expansion. Students will explore the development of the United States and study topics such as World War I, the Roaring 20’s, and World War II with special focus on events of the 20th Century. This class features an emphasis on SDAIE and SIOP teaching strategies.

 

U.S.HISTORY HONORS(One Year Course) Grade: 11

Prerequisite: Completion of Modern World History with a C grade or above.

This class is for the exceptional student who is very motivated. This course provides students with an overview of U.S. History starting with a review of past material such as the American Revolution, the development of the Constitution, and Westward Expansion. Students will explore the development of the United States and study topics such as World War I, the Roaring 20’s, and World War II with special focus on events of the 20th Century.

 

U.S.HISTORY ADVANCED PLACEMENT(One Year Course) Grade: 11

Prerequisite: Completion of Modern World History with a C grade or above, CST score of proficient or advanced in Modern World History, Teacher approval and completion of summer assignment (handed out in June of previous school year)

The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses
by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence
and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in
essay format. Registration into this class requires you to take the College Board exam for U.S. History in May.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT(One Semester Course) Grade: 12         

This is a required class for seniors. The course provides instruction in the origins of American Government, a study of historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, and the development, and operation, of the three branches of government.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SDAIE(One Semester Course) Grade: 12

This is a required class for seniors. The course provides instruction in the origins of American Government, a study of historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, and the development, and operation, of the three branches of government. This class features an emphasis on SDAIE and SIOP teaching strategies.

 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS AP(One Semester Course) Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Completion of U.S. History with a C grade or above, CST score of advanced or proficient in 11th grade U.S. History, teacher approval, and completion of summer assignment (handed out in June of prior year)

This class is designed for college bound seniors who are very motivated and capable of the highest achievement through a vigorous curriculum including the A.P. Exam. This course will examine the origins of the United States government as well as the everyday workings of governmental bodies. Students will study the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Declaration of Independence. It is mandatory for students who take this class to take the College Board AP test in May.

 

ECONOMICS(One Semester Course)

This is a required course for all seniors. This course will examine the basic principles of economics such as supply and demand, GDP, taxation, and government spending. The course will also examine the different ways that the government influences the economic system of a country with emphasis on the United States.

 

ECONOMICS SDAIE(One Semester Course)

This is a required course for all seniors. This course will examine the basic principles of economics such as supply and demand, GDP, taxation, and government spending. The course will also examine the different ways that the government influences the economic system of a country with emphasis on the United States. This class features an emphasis on SDAIE and SIOP teaching strategies

 

MACROECONOMICS AP (One Semester Course)

Prerequisite: Completion of U.S. History with a C grade or above, CST score of advanced or proficient in 11th grade U.S. History, teacher approval, and completion of summer assignment (handed out in June of prior year

This course will examine macroeconomic principles such as Supply and Demand, GDP, Aggregates, Taxation, and Fiscal Policy. It is mandatory for students who take this class to take the College Board AP test in May.

 

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CULTURE(One Semester Course) Grade: 10, 11, 12

This course is for college bound students to supplement an AP or Honors US History, Government or Economics class by learning more about various aspects of American culture.  Topics include music, art, theatre, politics, law, romance, work, education and much more.

 

PSYCHOLOGY (One Semester Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

This elective class is designed as an introductory course that will study major psychological theories, behavior disorders and learning styles. Through the scientific study of psychology, students gain an understanding of the complexities of human thought and behavior, as well as the factors related to the differences between people.

 

PSYCHOLOGY ADVANCED PLACEMENT- AP(One Year Course) Grade: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval and completion of Summer Assignment (June).

Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology is designed to provide students with a college level course in introductory psychology. The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. Registration into this class requires you to take the College Board exam for psychology in May. As a prerequisite, enrolling students are also required to complete a summer assignment prior to the start of the school year.”

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT/A.S.B.(One Year Course) Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Election or Teacher approval. This is a required class for A.S.B.

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief of Justice, and the Class officers. All participants MUST have an overall 2.5 G.P.A.  A.S.B. Council meetings are held during this ELECTIVE class; school activities are planned, developed and implemented; Parliamentary Procedures, District Procedures, Public Speaking, Group Dynamics, Delegation, Planning Events, Time Management, Procrastination, Leadership Skills, Communication Skills, Human Relations/Public Relation, Fiscal Management are some of the leanings gained from this course.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

 

ART 1 (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Provides a wide variety of experiences in the field of art.  Production, critiques, history and Art appreciation are presented through the study of drawing, painting, perspective and 3-D art pieces.  This includes an exploration of a variety of art techniques and media.

 

ART 2 (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 with a C or above.

A continuation of the study of art production, history, and Art appreciation, with a special emphasis on self-expression. This includes an exploration of a variety of art techniques in drawing, painting, and 3-D art while incorporating multiple medias.

 

ART 3 (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Art 2

This course extends the individual expertise of each student and provides information and projects to enhance the career goals of the students.

 

STUDIO ART ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) - (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 with a B or above.

This course prepares highly motivated students to do college level work.  Portfolios are evaluated by college professors and secondary school teachers, each under the guidance of the College Board in Princeton, NJ.  Students must demonstrate excellence by using a broad range of art techniques and media.

 

THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN – (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

In this course students learn about traditional and contemporary sculpture and design while using clay, plaster, wood and other materials. Art work will be made by modeling, mold making, carving, and assemblage. This class will help prepare students for the AP Three Dimensional Design course.

 

AP THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN – (One Year Course) 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Ceramics 1 and 2 or Three Dimensional Design with a B or above and teacher approval. Summer homework required.

This course prepares highly motivated students to do college level art. Students will use a variety of materials to make representational and abstract sculpture and functional and nonfunctional objects. Emphasis is on creating an outstanding unique portfolio of work to submit to the College Board in Princeton, N.J. Time beyond school hours MUST be used for the requirements of this class and to be a successful AP candidate. University of California approved Fine Arts Elective.

 

ANIMATION 1- (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Art 1

The fundamental principles of traditional animation mechanics will be taught, including observing details to create a solid, three-dimensional line drawing for animation. Concentration in the animation environment will include the background, characters, and objects in a scene.

 

ANIMATION 2 & 3 – (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Animation 1

The fundamental principles of traditional animation mechanics plus advance techniques will be taught. Continuous concentration in the animation environment will include the background, characters, and objects in a scene. The second year of animation will include a final project of a complete animated film.

 

CERAMICS 1 (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Through production of ceramics, students will learn all hand building and modeling clay techniques and have an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Fundamentals of design, art careers, multicultural ceramics, and ceramic history are studied.

 

CERAMICS 2 (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Ceramics 1 with C or above

Ceramics 2 continues the development of students’ ceramic skills and technical and historical knowledge of ceramics. An emphasis is placed on challenging conceptual projects, self expression, and using the potter’s wheel.

Universityof Californiaapproved Fine Arts elective.

 

CERAMICS 3 (One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Ceramics 2 with C or above

This course extends the individual expertise of each student as they develop a body of personal ceramic work. New materials, tools, and methods are studied that enhance students’ technical and expressive choices. Projects are given to enhance the career goals of students. University of California approved Fine Arts Elective.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA and Satisfactory completion of Junior High School Band Program or Instructor Approval

Symphonic Band is a class for anyone who plays a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument. The symphonic band performs concert literature, plays at band festivals, assemblies at the middle schools, and other public concerts. Regular after school rehearsals and occasional Saturday rehearsals and/or performances are part of the class requirements and are included as part of the student’s grade. Participation in the Olympian Marching Band is required.

 

WIND ENSEMBLE (One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA and Instructor approval by audition

Wind ensemble is an advanced class for students who play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument at a level of 3 on scale of 1 to 6. The Wind Ensemble performs concert literature, plays at band festivals, assemblies at the middle schools, and other public concerts. Regular after school rehearsals and occasional Saturday rehearsals and/or performances are part of the class requirements and are included as part of the student’s grade. Participation in the Olympian Marching Band is required.

 

JAZZ BAND (Elective) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA

Students study a variety of Jazz styles from the early 1900’s to present. Blues, rock and other forms of Jazz are performed.  Occasional rehearsals and/or performances are part of the class requirements and are included as part of the student’s grade. Instrumentation is limited to trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano*, guitar*, bass*, and drums.

* Only one student may play this instrument, therefore an audition is necessary if there are multiple students interested.

 

MUSIC THEORY ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Previous music experience is recommended however the experience does not have to be formal.

AP Music Theory is open to any student interested in learning the principles of writing and analyzing music. Students will learn elements of music theory including intervals, major and minor scale construction, harmony, transposition, voicing, arranging, and ear training. This class will prepare a student to pass most university music department entrance exams. Students who are interested in music as a college major are highly encouraged to take this course.

 

 

BEGINNING BAND (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for students who have not played a musical instrument before or wish to learn a new instrument. Students may choose from the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, piano, drums, and mallet percussion. Music notation is taught along with some history of western European music. Students are not required to perform for public audiences unless they wish to. Performance in class however is required. This course will qualify students to take Symphonic Band after completion.

MUSIC APPRECIATION Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Music Appreciation is a class designed for students who are interested gaining a deeper understanding of a board range of musical style, genres, and time periods. This is not a performance class but rather a cultural survey of music. Students will learn to appreciate and understand music they have never heard before and deepen they enjoyment of music they already know through thoughtful analysis. This class takes a geographical, sociological, and historical perspective to study the music of our world.

 

CHOIR (Elective) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA

Students study vocal music, which will enable them to perform with confidence as well as teamwork. Music reading and notation expressed. Occasional rehearsals and/or performances are part of the class requirements are included as part of the student’s grade.

 

DRAMA (Elective) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Basic theatre skills will be taught to encourage students to become interested in the field of theatre.  This course is divided into the study of acting - one-act plays, improvisation, characterization, and theatre history - and the study of stagecraft - lights, costumes, sound, make-up, and other areas of technical theatre. Public performances are not required but are available for interested students.

 

ADVANCED DRAMA (Elective) grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA, Beginning Drama and Drama Director Approval required.  Freshmen may audition for the class.

This course is designed to further enhance the skills of the serious-minded theatre student.  Numerous opportunities to participate in public performances, to strengthen characterization skills and technical expertise, and to broaden knowledge and understanding of dramatic literature will be emphasized.  Participation in major productions, competitions, and festivals is required.

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 (One Year Course, Course 1) Grade: 9

This course will help students to demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Students will achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies. In addition students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activity. Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness and movement activity for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on students analyzing skills for effective movement. Units of instruction include: introduction to physical fitness, individual and dual activities and aquatics. The PFT (FITNESSGRAM) test will be required for all 9th grade students to participate in.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (One Year Course, Course 2) Grade: 10

Prerequisite: Course 1, PE 9.

This course will help students to demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Students will achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies. In addition students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activity. Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness and movement activity for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on students analyzing skills for effective movement. Units of instruction include: introduction to physical fitness, team activities, aquatics and combative.

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION - SPECIAL EDUCATION /O.H. DEPARTMENT

 

Special Education classes are limited to those students who qualify for special education services.  Enrollment is determined through the Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) process.  Courses are taught by Education Specialists and supported by Special Education Instructional Assistants.  Students are mainstreamed into general education classes depending on their I.E.P. and accommodations.  Special Education students in general education classes receive support/assistance through the Consultation Model.  Our Special Education services include mainstream with consult, Special Day (S.D.C.), Orthopedically Handicapped, and Transition Services.

 

SDC/Basic offers the following courses:

 

ENGLISH (One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Modified core curriculum.  Course is designed to improve skills and prepare for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).  Develop/strengthen learning strategies.  Prepares students for transition into general classes. 

 

ALGEBRA 1A AND ALGEBRA 1B(Two Year Course) Grades: 9, 10

Modified core curriculum of Algebra I taught over a two year frame.  Topics include: properties of real numbers, simplifying and evaluating expressions, coordinates and functions, solving and writing linear equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions.

 

APPLIED MATH(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B

Modified curriculum which covers techniques needed to apply mathematical reasoning to solve work related problems and in real life situations.

 

CONSUMER MATH(One Year Course) Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B

Modified core curriculum which teaches students how to apply basic math skills to everyday life situations. Topics include: budgeting, consumer credit, banking, investing, paying taxes, and housing and transportation costs. 

 

ART 1/CHOICES(One Year Course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Modified curriculum of Art 1.  This course introduces students to the basic elements of design: line, shape and form, value, color, space and texture.  Projects integrate vocabulary, art history, and self expression as students develop their skills in art. 

 

RECOVERY/STUDY SKILLS/SUPPORT CLASS(One Year Course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is designed to assist students with course work from core subject areas and is additional support for students. 

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT BASIC(One Semester) Grades: 12

This class is designed to give students in grade twelve a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. Students will compare systems of government and analyze the history and changing interpretation of the constitutions, the bill of rights. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state, and local government.

 

FILM APPRECIATION(One Year Course) Grades: 10, 11, 12

This class is designed to teach students history of American Film. Students will explore the history of film as a major art form.

 

WORLD HISTORY BASIC(One Year Course) Grade: 10

Students in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations.

 

 

GEOGRAPHY BASIC(One Year Course) Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will introduce students to a variety of maps and documents to interpret human movement, including major patterns of domestic and international migration, changing environmental preferences and settlement patterns, the frictions that develop between population groups, and diffusion of ideas, technological innovations, and goods.

 

ECONOMICS BASIC(One Semester) Grade: 11

Twelfth grade students will get a deeper understanding of fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. 

 

Special Day (SDC) and Orthopedically Handicapped (OH/OMH) offers the following classes:

 

ENGLISH BASIC

Academic skills improved …..reading, language arts, writing, listening. Provides for differential Proficiency tests standards.

 

ALGEBRA 1A, 1B BASIC

Improves basic math skill levels, problem solving and techniques, real-life math situations, banking, shopping.

 

SOCIAL SKILLS

Introduce study skills, independent living skills, shopping and transportation experiences, family, peer-adult relationships, advocacy skills, consumer education.

 

SCIENCE

Modifies basic science concepts, introduces anti-pollution and recycling concepts … personal and community health ….family planning….first aid….water safety.

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS

An alternative to general education class. Provides experiences in multi-media and art for habits computer literacy.

 

CAREER EDUCATION

Career development and preparation….job seeking skills, interview techniques, work habits, computer literacy.

 

LIFE EXPERIENCE

Students learn basic skills to prepare them for independent living.

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Individualized instruction as needed for assignments and special project completion.

 

READING

Readingcovers the spectrum from beginning phonics/letter recognition to mastery-level reading.

 

ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Specialist assessment, doctor input, student IEP required for participation. Sports and games within each student’s abilities developed. Physical therapy sessions arranged.

 

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Provides augmentative technology training for OH/OMH students who need communication assistance with their speaking and writing skills.

 

 

 

 

 

The Transition Support Program offers the following services:

 

TRANSITION

Provides for student 19 through 22 years of age to participate in an off-site, community-based work enclave and transition between community programs.

 

CAREER/COLLEGE PREPARATION

Provides graduating students with on-site college visitations, enrollment opportunities, financial aid information, referrals to adult services providers …..Department of Rehabilitation Regional Center, Disabled Student Services and Employment Development Department.

 

WORKABILITY

Provides opportunity for paid work experience (80-100 Hours).

 

WORK EXPERIENCES EDUCATION

Provides an opportunity for special education students to earn elective credits for working.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION - REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM (R.O.P)

For students 16 years and older

 

ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS- Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Keyboarding and Computer Applications

This comprehensive course provides students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of several components of the Microsoft Office suite of software applications.  It prepares students for employment in computer related occupations.  Integrated throughout the course is instruction in basic employability skills, career planning, job acquisition skills, word processing, spreadsheet, and database, telecommunications, desktop publishing and presentation software concepts.

 

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY– Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Software, typing helpful, must be 16 years of age or a junior/senior

This course prepares students to work in a business office. This course also includes an internship component for students interested in on the job experience. Students will learn about various types of business; non-profit, single proprietorships and franchises, employment skills, Microsoft office software, ten-key, filing, record keeping, telephone etiquette, composition, grammar, proofreading, keyboarding and a possible internship with a local business.  Students who are successful in ROP Business and Office Technologies have an opportunity to earn college credit through an articulation agreement with Mt. San Antonio College.

 

Computer Repair– Grades: 11, 12

This course will cover the components of personal computers, skills to analyze and repair computer malfunctions and basic troubleshooting techniques for PCs based on A+ Certification guidelines.

 

Desktop Publishing- Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Keyboarding and Advanced Computer Applications

This course introduces students to various equipment and software packages that allow students to assemble professional publications electronically.  Utilizing these equipment and software packages students achieve employment skills and be able to create, format, illustrate, design, enhance, edit/revise, and print publications such as; stationery, business cards, calendars, newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports and advertising materials required for the competitive field of design and advertising.

 

ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (BEGINNING) - Grades: 11, 12

Focuses on the specialized knowledge and skills required in the competitive field of design, advertising, and all other print. Includes job-seeking skills: how to find work, use an artist’s representative, and what to expect on your first day.

 

ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING– Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Electronic Publishing/Graphics Design - Beginning, or equivalent experience and evaluation of previous design work.

Focuses on the specialized knowledge and skills required in the competitive field of design, advertising and all other print. Includes job-seeking skills: how to find work, use an artists’ representative, and what to expect on your first day.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN- Grades: 11, 12

This course provides students with a practical introductory knowledge of commercial art and advertising design. Students will be able to solve formal problems dealing with fundamental principles and will develop basic skills necessary to work with specific types of media. Students will prepare advertisements and commercial designs from concept to visual communication.

 

WEB DESIGN– Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Advanced Computer Applications

This course introduces students to the design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites.  Students learn how to critically evaluate website quality, learn about web design standards, manipulate images, create and maintain quality web pages.  Furthermore, students will receive hands on experience in designing, creating and maintaining actual web sites for entry level web design and development careers.

 

COSMETOLOGY- Grades: 11, 12

Learn how to shampoo, rinse, color, style and perm hair; facials and care for nails, operate an organized, sanitary workstation in preparation for the State Board of Cosmetology/Manicurist Examination.

 

Hospital Occupations– Grades 12

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Health Academy program.

This course will prepare students for an entry level employment in the area of Ancillary, Direct, Therapeutic, Emergency, Psychosocial and Diagnostic Health Care and Supportive Services in Health Care facilities.  

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT– Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Health Science

This course will provideFront office records including patient communications, history, insurance, billing, law/ethics, filing and telephone procedures. Back office techniques include examination, vital signs, injections and related skills.

 

FIRST RESPONDER/MEDICAL TECHNICIANI– Grades: 11, 12

This course is designed to prepare students to take and pass the national exam for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician. Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge relating to conducting an efficient and organized assessment, designing a plan of action, and instituting emergency treatment. This course also includes processes for handling patients of all ages with multiple conditions in various and unpredictable environments. 

 

FORENSIC SCIENCE– Grades: 11, 12

This will course provide students with the entry-level skills for future opportunities in this field. The course will introduce the students to crime scene investigation, photographing of the crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, fingerprint techniques including comparison, rolling of prints, pattern identification the Henry Classification. This course satisfies the Introduction Course prerequisite for the Forensics Academy.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE-Grades: 11, 12

This course will provide students with information about the law, enforcement agencies, enforcement powers, communication, community relations, first aid and CPR in a classroom environment.