• Non-Departmental


    Health                                                                                             Course #2700
    Level:                         9-12 (Grade 10 recommended)
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits)
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Health requirement
    This course is designed to help students examine their lifestyles, select goals, and make plans to achieve and maintain optimum health. The course focuses on choosing behaviors, which help prevent illness and accidents, promote health for ones’ self and others, and improve the quality of the environment. The course promotes responsible decision-making and provides students with life management skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
     
    Acrobatics Plus                                                                           Course #6008
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits); repeat for credit
    Prerequisite:         Cheer or dance team or teacher approval
    Graduation:       Elective credit
    This course focuses on dance and acrobatic skills. Students will learn and practice the basic, intermediate and advanced dance, partner stunting and basic tumbling skills with the goal of learning and improving dance and acrobatic skills. Students also learn the history of dance.

    College Entrance Test Review/SAT/ACT                              Course #7441
    Level:                 10-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits); repeat to 15 credits
    Graduation:    Elective credit. May be repeated
    Students in this class receive specific instruction to help prepare them for the SAT and ACT tests required for college entrance. In addition, students will receive instruction to help them produce superior personal statements, the essays required by many universities for entrance.
     
     
     
    Student Leadership                                                                   Course #7480
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:             Application process
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    Students learn the skills to become inspiring leaders: effective communication skills, team-building, working well with teams, running effective meetings, conflict resolution, negotiations, overcoming obstacles, creative problem-solving, creating a vision, setting goals, and implementing plans. Students orchestrate and carry out school-wide events and activities and contribute to the building of our community. Students are selected through a recommendation and screening process
     
    Connect Crew/Link Crew                                                          Course #7482
    Level:                 10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits); repeat to 30 credits
    Prerequisite:            None. Teacher recommendation and interview 
    Graduation:            Elective credit
    The Connect Crew class is based upon seven units of study developed by the Boomerang Project. Connect Crew is about more than events: it is about helping freshmen achieve success and it is that initial freshmen throughout the school year. Connect Crew is a student-centered mentoring class. This class engages, develops and trains students to be leaders and mentors. Connect Crew is about facilitating a smooth transition both socially and academically for all.
     
    PUSH (Pursuing University Skills in H.S.)      
    Grade 9: Course #7371         Grade 10: Course #7372                Grade 11: Course #7373                  Grade 12: Course #7374
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:          Middle School AVID and/or application process
    Co-Requisite:          Enrollment in college preparatory courses
    Graduation:            Elective credit
    College Prep:           Elective (g) requirement
    Pursuing University Skills in High School (PUSH) is an elective course that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges. There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test-taking, note-taking, and research.
     
    Study Hall                                                               Semester 1 Course #7680                     Semester 2 Course #7689
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Semester (0 credits)
    Study Hall provides the opportunity for students to do their homework, study for exams, or work on class projects during the school day. Textbooks are available to the students along with limited supplies for projects such as markers, colored pencils, paper, calculators, etc. The goal of study hall is to provide an environment that encourages learning and study skills. The expectation is for all freshmen to take a study hall period to ensure academic success.
     
    Staff Assistant                                                                             Course #8010
    Level:                         11-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits); repeat to 30 credits Study Hall
    Prerequisite:            2.0 GPA with counselor, instructor, or administrator approval
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    Grade:                       Pass or Fail
    Students in these courses will work under teacher or administrator supervision in a work or lab setting within the school environment.
     
    Driver Education/Decision Making                                        Course #2830
    Level:                 10-12 (Grade 10 recommended)
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits)
    Prerequisite:      Age 16 by end of semester 1st  semester:  At least 15.5 yrs. by start of semester 2nd semester: At least 15.5 yrs. by start of semester
    Graduation:         Elective credit
    Driver Education: students study the vehicle code and safe driving practices to prepare for the state’s written exam. Decision Making: students explore career pathways and decisions that will lead to a successful career. Students also learn how to use the Career Center.
     
     
    Yoga Plus                                                                                     Course #6007
    Level                          10-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits)
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    The YOGA portion of this course will focus on the basics of yoga, breath work and stress management. Yoga styles will include Bikram, Vinaysa Flow and Hatha. Non-religious yoga philosophy and yoga history will be introduced. The PLUS portion of this class will include visual and performance art explorations that emphasized health and wellbeing. Students will need a yoga mat and loose non-constrictive, non-revealing clothing.
     
    P-Advanced Placement (AP) Seminar                               Course #3174
    Level:                          10-12
    Length:                       Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:              Taken at least one AP course in 9th or 10th grade Concurrently (recommended)
    Graduation:               Elective Credit
    College Prep:            History (g) requirement
    This is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues through analysis of divergent perspectives. The course utilizes an inquiry framework to include: reading and analyzing articles, research studies, foundational/literary/philosophical texts, listening and viewing speeches/broadcasts/personal accounts, and experiencing artistic works/performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral/visual presentations.
     
    P-Advanced Placement (AP) Research                           Course #0066
    Level:                          12
    Length:                       Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:              Students have successfully completed the AP Seminar course
    Graduation:               Elective Credit
    College Prep:            Elective (g) requirement
    AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes and curate the artifacts of their scholarly works through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense
     
    Foundations for Success I                                                     Course #7457
    Level:                          9-10
    Length:                       Semester (5 units)
    Prerequisite:              None
    Graduation:               Elective Credit
    This course is designed to support a successful transition into high school and, ultimately, into adulthood through a better understanding of the value of education, specifics of high school, academic/college and career options and information, cost of living as regards to financial independence, steps of maturation, over-coming obstacles, time-management, self-motivation, and SMART goal setting.
     
    Skills for Living                                                                       Course #7450
    Level:                          9-12
    Length:                       Semester (5 units)
    Prerequisite:              Counselor, Administrator, or Parent Request
    Graduation:               Elective Credit
    Skills for Living is a one-semester course that is devoted to helping students gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-discipline they need to learn how to learn. Areas of focus in the course include the time management and organizational skills, note-taking and reading skills, memory improvement, and test-taking skills. This course is aimed at improving student’s self-management, responsibility, decision-making and problem-solving. Extensive in-class exercises will be supplemented by library work and homework assignments.
     
     
    P-AP Seminar                                                                             Course #3174
    Level:                  10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:         Have taken or concurrently taking an Advanced Placement course. (Recommended)
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    College Prep:        Elective (g) requirement
    AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using the inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiences artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as a part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.
     
     
    P-AP Research                                                                               Course#3176
    Level:                  11-12
    Length:                       1 Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:              Successful Completion of AP Seminar
    Graduation:                Elective Credit
    College Prep:            Elective (g) requirement
    AP Research allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest.  Through this exploration, students design, plan, and conduct a year-long research based investigation to address a research question.  In the AP Research course, students further their skills acquired in the AP Seminar course by understanding research methodology; employing ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question.