Agriculture (CTE)

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Agriscience I (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Agriculture (CTE) None
Prerequisites: None

Agriculture has played an important role in the lives of humans for thousands of years. It has fed us and given us materials that have helped us survive. Today, scientists and practitioners are working to improve and better understand agriculture and how it can be used to continue to sustain human life. In this course, students learn about the development and maintenance of agriculture, animal systems, natural resources, and other food sources. Students also examine the relationship between agriculture and natural resources and the environment, health, politics, and world trade.

Prerequisites: None

Agriculture has played an important role in the lives of humans for thousands of years. It has fed us and given us materials that have helped us survive. Today, scientists and practitioners are working to improve and better understand agriculture and how it can be used to continue to sustain human life. In this course, students learn about the development and maintenance of agriculture, animal systems, natural resources, and other food sources. Students also examine the relationship between agriculture and natural resources and the environment, health, politics, and world trade.

Art

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 3D Modeling with Blender S1: Introduction Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Heart valves, cars, cartoons, and buildings may not seem to have much in common, but they all share one spectacular attribute: all originated as a 3D model. 3D modeling has changed the way the world makes things, and in this course, you’ll learn the basics to begin creating in 3D! You’ll learn how different 3D models are built and how to practice using a variety of modeling methods! By the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a portfolio of your ingenious modeling ideas. 3D modeling is an essential part of the modern world and soon, you’ll be able to contribute yourself!

Prerequisites: None

Heart valves, cars, cartoons, and buildings may not seem to have much in common, but they all share one spectacular attribute: all originated as a 3D model. 3D modeling has changed the way the world makes things, and in this course, you’ll learn the basics to begin creating in 3D! You’ll learn how different 3D models are built and how to practice using a variety of modeling methods! By the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a portfolio of your ingenious modeling ideas. 3D modeling is an essential part of the modern world and soon, you’ll be able to contribute yourself!

0.50 Adobe Illustrator Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the Adobe Illustrator and prepares students to take the ACA Certification Exam on Illustrator. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the graphic design industry. Students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating Illustrator to performing complex tasks like managing colors, drawing, creating illustrations, and much more. The course contains guided video tutorials, hands-on projects,and step-by-step resources that help students learn how to work in Illustrator.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the Adobe Illustrator and prepares students to take the ACA Certification Exam on Illustrator. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the graphic design industry. Students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating Illustrator to performing complex tasks like managing colors, drawing, creating illustrations, and much more. The course contains guided video tutorials, hands-on projects,and step-by-step resources that help students learn how to work in Illustrator.

0.50 Adobe Indesign Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the world of Adobe InDesign. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the print and digital media publishing industry. Over 10 modules, students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating InDesign to performing complex tasks like creating multi-page documents, applying effects, and even creating original artwork. The course contains guided tutorials, do-it-yourself projects, and great resources that will help students practice and learn how to work in InDesign.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the world of Adobe InDesign. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the print and digital media publishing industry. Over 10 modules, students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating InDesign to performing complex tasks like creating multi-page documents, applying effects, and even creating original artwork. The course contains guided tutorials, do-it-yourself projects, and great resources that will help students practice and learn how to work in InDesign.

0.50 Adobe Photoshop Cert Course Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the world of Adobe Photoshop. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the visual and graphic design industry. Students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating Photoshop to performing complex tasks like editing and retouching photos, applying filters and effects, and even creating original artwork. The course contains guided tutorials, do-it-yourself projects,and great resources that will help students practice and learn how to work in Photoshop.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the world of Adobe Photoshop. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the visual and graphic design industry. Students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating Photoshop to performing complex tasks like editing and retouching photos, applying filters and effects, and even creating original artwork. The course contains guided tutorials, do-it-yourself projects,and great resources that will help students practice and learn how to work in Photoshop.

0.50 Advanced Drawing Electives Art Yes
Prerequisites: Drawing

In Advanced Drawing, students will be reviewing basic drawing skills and the elements and principles of design, while exploring deeper how they are used in art. Students will also explore, in-depth, several different types of media and artistic styles in order to define their personal aesthetic and design their own compositions. In each section, students will observe and analyze various artworks to expand their knowledge of art history and develop their personal aesthetic.

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

 

Prerequisites: Drawing

In Advanced Drawing, students will be reviewing basic drawing skills and the elements and principles of design, while exploring deeper how they are used in art. Students will also explore, in-depth, several different types of media and artistic styles in order to define their personal aesthetic and design their own compositions. In each section, students will observe and analyze various artworks to expand their knowledge of art history and develop their personal aesthetic.

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

 

0.50 Animation: Intro Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Meet the industry players such as directors, animators, and 3D modelers. Develop your story by exploring design, the 12 principles of animation, creating a storyboard, and leveraging the tools of the trade. Let's bring your story to life with animation!

Prerequisites: None

Meet the industry players such as directors, animators, and 3D modelers. Develop your story by exploring design, the 12 principles of animation, creating a storyboard, and leveraging the tools of the trade. Let's bring your story to life with animation!

0.50 AP Art History S1 Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18-week segments, during which students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18-week segments, during which students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

0.50 AP Art History S2 Electives Art Yes
Prerequisites: AP Art History S1

This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18-week segments, during which students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

Prerequisites: AP Art History S1

This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18-week segments, during which students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

0.50 Art Appreciation Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

What makes an artwork a masterpiece? Why do artists create art? What is the difference between Rococo and Art Nouveau? In this course, students will discover the answers to these questions and more. We examine the elements of art and principles of design, and explore how artists have used these elements and principles in the creation of art for centuries.

Prerequisites: None

What makes an artwork a masterpiece? Why do artists create art? What is the difference between Rococo and Art Nouveau? In this course, students will discover the answers to these questions and more. We examine the elements of art and principles of design, and explore how artists have used these elements and principles in the creation of art for centuries.

0.50 Art History Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This Art History course integrates the four components of art study: art production, historical and cultural context, critical process and aesthetic process. Students will be able to identify and describe art from prehistoric times to modern time. Throughout this course, students will discuss various artworks, research artists, and create documents and presentations demonstrating concepts learned.

Prerequisites: None

This Art History course integrates the four components of art study: art production, historical and cultural context, critical process and aesthetic process. Students will be able to identify and describe art from prehistoric times to modern time. Throughout this course, students will discuss various artworks, research artists, and create documents and presentations demonstrating concepts learned.

0.50 Art in World Cultures Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Who do you think is the greatest artist of all time? Maybe Leonardo da Vinci? Michelangelo? Maybe a more modern artist like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso? Or is it possible that the greatest artist of all time is actually someone whose name has been lost to history? In Art in World Cultures- you'll learn about some of the greatest artists in the world while creating your own art- both on paper and digitally. This course explores basic principles and elements of art and teaches you how to critique different art works art. And along the way- you will get to discover some traditional art forms from various regions of the world including the Americas- Africa- and Oceania.

Prerequisites: None

Who do you think is the greatest artist of all time? Maybe Leonardo da Vinci? Michelangelo? Maybe a more modern artist like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso? Or is it possible that the greatest artist of all time is actually someone whose name has been lost to history? In Art in World Cultures- you'll learn about some of the greatest artists in the world while creating your own art- both on paper and digitally. This course explores basic principles and elements of art and teaches you how to critique different art works art. And along the way- you will get to discover some traditional art forms from various regions of the world including the Americas- Africa- and Oceania.

0.50 Beginning Painting Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized. Students will study and research major painting styles and movements in historical context. The hope is that students will use this global approach to develop a “critical eye” in the evaluation of contemporary painting. Acrylic and watercolors are the mediums used in this class. The main emphasis of this course is to encourage and nourish individuality and creativity. Course Requirements Grade Level 6-12 Materials Chromacryl tube of acrylic paints Round brush Flat brush Watercolor paints (includes brush) Set of markers Painting paper (The pad of paper may be labeled watercolor paper. Please use for all paintings, including acrylic.) Newsprint paper (This paper is for sketches and testing paints. Do not use for painting projects.) 1–4b pencil 7 project cardstock pages

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized. Students will study and research major painting styles and movements in historical context. The hope is that students will use this global approach to develop a “critical eye” in the evaluation of contemporary painting. Acrylic and watercolors are the mediums used in this class. The main emphasis of this course is to encourage and nourish individuality and creativity. Course Requirements Grade Level 6-12 Materials Chromacryl tube of acrylic paints Round brush Flat brush Watercolor paints (includes brush) Set of markers Painting paper (The pad of paper may be labeled watercolor paper. Please use for all paintings, including acrylic.) Newsprint paper (This paper is for sketches and testing paints. Do not use for painting projects.) 1–4b pencil 7 project cardstock pages

0.50 Cellphone Photography Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

We carry our cell phones everywhere we go and most of them have a built in camera feature that allows us to take instant images of our life as it happens... This class will explore the cell phone as an instant, and available, medium in the art of digital photography. Instruction will expose students to a whole new art form through their cell phone photography. Using cell phone camera as the equipment of choice, along with photo editing programs, students will create unique images based on their everyday lives that will be presented as an artistic visual diary. Students’ skills will be fine-tuned with a better understanding of successful compositions in photographic design. Learners will apply new knowledge and skills to photo retouching and manipulation and using images shot with their personal cell phones. Become part of this emerging media in the area of photography. Enroll in, “The Artistic Side of Cell Phone Photography!”

Prerequisites: None

We carry our cell phones everywhere we go and most of them have a built in camera feature that allows us to take instant images of our life as it happens... This class will explore the cell phone as an instant, and available, medium in the art of digital photography. Instruction will expose students to a whole new art form through their cell phone photography. Using cell phone camera as the equipment of choice, along with photo editing programs, students will create unique images based on their everyday lives that will be presented as an artistic visual diary. Students’ skills will be fine-tuned with a better understanding of successful compositions in photographic design. Learners will apply new knowledge and skills to photo retouching and manipulation and using images shot with their personal cell phones. Become part of this emerging media in the area of photography. Enroll in, “The Artistic Side of Cell Phone Photography!”

0.50 Drawing Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

In Drawing, students will experiment with several different art materials and tools to see what each tool can do best. Students will explore ordinary things around them to become more observant of the structures and meanings of things which can be seen in your their home and community. Your work will be your own study of the forms, textures, movements, and patterns of the things that you see every day. Each project and each lesson is based on the one before it; so always do the lessons in the order they are given. Be sure to follow the directions exactly regarding which materials, sizes, and subject matter to use for each project. Each lesson will be a study of a new way of drawing. The examples given will show only the method and materials to be used, never the same subject or size as the project assigned. The examples are never to be copied. An example will only show one way of using the technique described.

Prerequisites: None

In Drawing, students will experiment with several different art materials and tools to see what each tool can do best. Students will explore ordinary things around them to become more observant of the structures and meanings of things which can be seen in your their home and community. Your work will be your own study of the forms, textures, movements, and patterns of the things that you see every day. Each project and each lesson is based on the one before it; so always do the lessons in the order they are given. Be sure to follow the directions exactly regarding which materials, sizes, and subject matter to use for each project. Each lesson will be a study of a new way of drawing. The examples given will show only the method and materials to be used, never the same subject or size as the project assigned. The examples are never to be copied. An example will only show one way of using the technique described.

0.50 Drawing Beasts and Besties Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This creative course is for both beginners and intermediate artists at the middle school and high school level of learning. Collaborative work, project based learning and individualized instruction will be the path to success for students who are enrolled in this exciting class. ‘Drawing Beasts and Besties’ will offer students the opportunity to develop the skills and the knowledge they need to draw a variety of different kinds of animals with confidence and skill. Course content will include understanding the anatomy of animal kingdom and learning techniques that support them in generating images of imaginary beasts (such as dragons) while improving their ability to render animals from nature and drawing our domesticated friends, the dog and the cat. Materials Needed: To succeed in this course students will need these materials: A sketch book, pencil, eraser, a cell phone (to take photos of their work in progress), colored pencils and a fine line black sharpie.

Prerequisites: None

This creative course is for both beginners and intermediate artists at the middle school and high school level of learning. Collaborative work, project based learning and individualized instruction will be the path to success for students who are enrolled in this exciting class. ‘Drawing Beasts and Besties’ will offer students the opportunity to develop the skills and the knowledge they need to draw a variety of different kinds of animals with confidence and skill. Course content will include understanding the anatomy of animal kingdom and learning techniques that support them in generating images of imaginary beasts (such as dragons) while improving their ability to render animals from nature and drawing our domesticated friends, the dog and the cat. Materials Needed: To succeed in this course students will need these materials: A sketch book, pencil, eraser, a cell phone (to take photos of their work in progress), colored pencils and a fine line black sharpie.

0.50 Fashion Design Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Learn what it takes to get started in the fashion industry, from the careers available to new technology and trends reshaping the industry every day.

Prerequisites: None

Learn what it takes to get started in the fashion industry, from the careers available to new technology and trends reshaping the industry every day.

0.50 Indy Art (Independent Art) Electives Art Yes
Prerequisites: Teacher Permission Required

This is a unique independent study art course that is set aside for students who have artistic talent and a deep interest in any area of the visual arts. Students who enroll in this course often have the high potential of going into a career in the area of visual arts in the future. Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher. This class will allow students to focus on an area of visual arts that they are passionate about. Learners in this course will design their own course by writing their own short and long term goals and meeting them independently with minimal guidance from their instructor. Students must be committed to daily live lessons! Learners will be highly organized and dedicated to the value of visual arts in their lives and will have to create a blog (or other social media format) where their work can be displayed and shared. Please contact your student guidance counselor to find out if you are a good candidate for this original course.

Prerequisites: Teacher Permission Required

This is a unique independent study art course that is set aside for students who have artistic talent and a deep interest in any area of the visual arts. Students who enroll in this course often have the high potential of going into a career in the area of visual arts in the future. Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher. This class will allow students to focus on an area of visual arts that they are passionate about. Learners in this course will design their own course by writing their own short and long term goals and meeting them independently with minimal guidance from their instructor. Students must be committed to daily live lessons! Learners will be highly organized and dedicated to the value of visual arts in their lives and will have to create a blog (or other social media format) where their work can be displayed and shared. Please contact your student guidance counselor to find out if you are a good candidate for this original course.

Business Education

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Intro to Finance TC Core Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Introduces topics in financial planning for business, including purchasing fixed assets, investing, generating funds needed, and cash and debt management.

Prerequisites: None

Introduces topics in financial planning for business, including purchasing fixed assets, investing, generating funds needed, and cash and debt management.

0.50 Personal Finance: Intuit S2 Core Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Navigating the intricate world of personal finance can seem daunting, but this course is here to guide students step by step. From understanding big picture topics like goals and risks, to detailed nuances of paystubs, taxes, and credit scores, students will grasp the essentials to kickstart their financial journey. Students will also prepare for their financial future by learning about loans, banking, investing, and much more. Beyond the invaluable financial insights, this course prepares students for the Intuit Personal Finance certification, equipping them to confidently showcase their newfound knowledge. NOTE: This course is intended to be a second offering to follow Pointful's "Personal Finance" course, and it is aligned with the Certiport Intuit Personal Finance certification exam. It can also be taken independently of the Personal Finance course should you choose to offer it outside of a pathway.

Prerequisites: None

Navigating the intricate world of personal finance can seem daunting, but this course is here to guide students step by step. From understanding big picture topics like goals and risks, to detailed nuances of paystubs, taxes, and credit scores, students will grasp the essentials to kickstart their financial journey. Students will also prepare for their financial future by learning about loans, banking, investing, and much more. Beyond the invaluable financial insights, this course prepares students for the Intuit Personal Finance certification, equipping them to confidently showcase their newfound knowledge. NOTE: This course is intended to be a second offering to follow Pointful's "Personal Finance" course, and it is aligned with the Certiport Intuit Personal Finance certification exam. It can also be taken independently of the Personal Finance course should you choose to offer it outside of a pathway.

0.50 Personal Finance S1 Core Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

The Personal Finance course is intended to prepare students to be successful financial citizens. They will learn their role and responsibilities as a responsible financial planner and saver as well as learn about the services, functions, and products of the financial industry. In addition, they will make informed buying decisions and understand personal taxation, wills, insurance, and contracts. Finally, they will learn about saving and investing as well as consumer credit and loans.

Prerequisites: None

The Personal Finance course is intended to prepare students to be successful financial citizens. They will learn their role and responsibilities as a responsible financial planner and saver as well as learn about the services, functions, and products of the financial industry. In addition, they will make informed buying decisions and understand personal taxation, wills, insurance, and contracts. Finally, they will learn about saving and investing as well as consumer credit and loans.

0.50 Intro to Business TC Dual Credit: High School / College Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

 

Introduces the student to the world of business. Examines the areas of business such as human resources, operations management, financial management and marketing. Gives the students an overview of the types of business ventures available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Prerequisites: None

 

Introduces the student to the world of business. Examines the areas of business such as human resources, operations management, financial management and marketing. Gives the students an overview of the types of business ventures available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

0.50 A Taste of Animation Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

This project-based course will offer a progressive set of lessons which will exposes learners to basic video and animation processes that build on important principles of art. Learners will work independently while learning specific skills, as well as, enjoy a collaborative learning atmosphere with their classmates. Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of short films. This course will introduce students to stop motion animation, videography, basic animation using GIMP, and the lost art of roto-scoping. Students enrolled in this course will explore video production processes while enjoying an original and energetic curriculum that will inspire patience, responsibility, organizational skills, collaboration and a work place level discipline. Students will need a digital camera or cell phone that has video making capabilities and access to GIMP, a free online graphic design program that comes preloaded on school computers or can be safely loaded with instruction from your teacher.

Prerequisites: None

This project-based course will offer a progressive set of lessons which will exposes learners to basic video and animation processes that build on important principles of art. Learners will work independently while learning specific skills, as well as, enjoy a collaborative learning atmosphere with their classmates. Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of short films. This course will introduce students to stop motion animation, videography, basic animation using GIMP, and the lost art of roto-scoping. Students enrolled in this course will explore video production processes while enjoying an original and energetic curriculum that will inspire patience, responsibility, organizational skills, collaboration and a work place level discipline. Students will need a digital camera or cell phone that has video making capabilities and access to GIMP, a free online graphic design program that comes preloaded on school computers or can be safely loaded with instruction from your teacher.

0.50 Accounting I TC Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Emphasizes accounting requirements for sole-proprietorship service businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, from the original business transaction to closing the books at year-end, including the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Cash and reconciliation of cash are also covered.

Prerequisites: None

Emphasizes accounting requirements for sole-proprietorship service businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, from the original business transaction to closing the books at year-end, including the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Cash and reconciliation of cash are also covered.

0.50 Advertising & Sales Promotion Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

In this Advertising and Sales Promotions course, you will learn how marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are conceived and brought to life. You will meet some of the creative men and women who produce those memorable ads and commercials. And you will discover career opportunities in the field to help you decide if a job in this exciting, fast-paced industry is in your future!

Prerequisites: None

In this Advertising and Sales Promotions course, you will learn how marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are conceived and brought to life. You will meet some of the creative men and women who produce those memorable ads and commercials. And you will discover career opportunities in the field to help you decide if a job in this exciting, fast-paced industry is in your future!

0.50 Business Ownership Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

In this course, you'll learn the skills you need to take your dream and transform it into a successful business. You'll explore foundations from generating ideas to qualifying opportunities, analyzing the market based on opportunities, and identifying skills for successful deployment. You'll learn to keep your business rolling and growing through effective workplace leadership and training while incorporating technological innovations to keep your business competitive. Are you ready to turn your dreams in tangible goals? Let's learn how to never work a day in your life.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, you'll learn the skills you need to take your dream and transform it into a successful business. You'll explore foundations from generating ideas to qualifying opportunities, analyzing the market based on opportunities, and identifying skills for successful deployment. You'll learn to keep your business rolling and growing through effective workplace leadership and training while incorporating technological innovations to keep your business competitive. Are you ready to turn your dreams in tangible goals? Let's learn how to never work a day in your life.

0.50 Careers in Criminal Justice Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

The criminal justice system is a very complex field that requires dedicated people willing to pursue equal justice for all. Explore different career choices and how the juvenile justice system, the correctional system, and the trial process all work together to maintain social order.

Prerequisites: None

The criminal justice system is a very complex field that requires dedicated people willing to pursue equal justice for all. Explore different career choices and how the juvenile justice system, the correctional system, and the trial process all work together to maintain social order.

1.00 Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance Electives Business Education Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. Quarter 1 must be completed prior to taking Quarter 2.

Learning how to manage your money is one of the most important skills you can have. Why? Because your financial decisions will have long-term consequences, either good or bad. We will give you the tools and knowledge that will help you win with money right from the start. When it comes to your financial future, we want you to aim high and dream big. There is a lot to learn, so let's get started!

Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. Quarter 1 must be completed prior to taking Quarter 2.

Learning how to manage your money is one of the most important skills you can have. Why? Because your financial decisions will have long-term consequences, either good or bad. We will give you the tools and knowledge that will help you win with money right from the start. When it comes to your financial future, we want you to aim high and dream big. There is a lot to learn, so let's get started!

0.50 Entrepreneurship I S2: Make Your Idea a Reality Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

You have the business idea; now it's time to go from dream to reality. Throughout this course, you'll explore different topics representing the major parts of a business plan, such as risk, hiring, pricing, marketing, and more. By completing activities, you'll create a viable document you can use to help you start your business by the end of the course. Let's bring your dream to life!

Prerequisites: None

You have the business idea; now it's time to go from dream to reality. Throughout this course, you'll explore different topics representing the major parts of a business plan, such as risk, hiring, pricing, marketing, and more. By completing activities, you'll create a viable document you can use to help you start your business by the end of the course. Let's bring your dream to life!

0.50 Entrepreneurship S1: Introduction Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Starting a business is more than just having a good idea. Successful entrepreneurs know how to use and apply fundamental business concepts to turn their ideas into thriving businesses. Explore topics such as identifying the best business structure, business functions and operations, finance, business laws, regulations, and more! If you have ever dreamed of making a business idea a reality, take the time to establish a solid foundation of business skills to make your business dreams come true!

Prerequisites: None

Starting a business is more than just having a good idea. Successful entrepreneurs know how to use and apply fundamental business concepts to turn their ideas into thriving businesses. Explore topics such as identifying the best business structure, business functions and operations, finance, business laws, regulations, and more! If you have ever dreamed of making a business idea a reality, take the time to establish a solid foundation of business skills to make your business dreams come true!

0.50 Hospitality & Tourism I: Traveling the Globe Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Where is your dream travel destination? Now imagine working there! You'll be introduced to a thriving industry that caters to the needs of travelers through managing hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, and any other kind of hospitality you can imagine. Operating busy tourist locations, creating marketing around leisure and travel, spotting trends, and planning events are just a few of the key aspects you will explore within this exciting field.

Prerequisites: None

Where is your dream travel destination? Now imagine working there! You'll be introduced to a thriving industry that caters to the needs of travelers through managing hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, and any other kind of hospitality you can imagine. Operating busy tourist locations, creating marketing around leisure and travel, spotting trends, and planning events are just a few of the key aspects you will explore within this exciting field.

0.50 Hospitality & Tourism II: Hotel & Restaurant Management Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

If you love working with people, a future in hospitality may be for you. In Part A of Hospitality and Tourism 2: Hotel and Restaurant Management, you will learn about what makes the hotel and restaurant industries unique. Learn about large and small restaurants, boutique and resort hotels, and their day-to-day operations. Evaluate the environment for these businesses by examining their customers and their competition. As well, you will discover trends and technological advances that makes each industry exciting and innovative. In Part A, you can explore a variety of interesting job options from Front Desk and Concierge services to Maitre d' and food service.

Prerequisites: None

If you love working with people, a future in hospitality may be for you. In Part A of Hospitality and Tourism 2: Hotel and Restaurant Management, you will learn about what makes the hotel and restaurant industries unique. Learn about large and small restaurants, boutique and resort hotels, and their day-to-day operations. Evaluate the environment for these businesses by examining their customers and their competition. As well, you will discover trends and technological advances that makes each industry exciting and innovative. In Part A, you can explore a variety of interesting job options from Front Desk and Concierge services to Maitre d' and food service.

0.50 International Business Electives Business Education Yes
Prerequisites: Intro to Business, 11th - 12th grade students only

From geography to culture, Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

Prerequisites: Intro to Business, 11th - 12th grade students only

From geography to culture, Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

0.50 Management I: Insight and Oversight Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Explore the ins and outs of this career, the responsibilities businesses have towards customers, and hiring the right employees. Gain an understanding of human resources (HR) to ensure job satisfaction and take action to ensure that all rules and laws are being followed. Learn how to become an effective manager in any field.

Prerequisites: None

Explore the ins and outs of this career, the responsibilities businesses have towards customers, and hiring the right employees. Gain an understanding of human resources (HR) to ensure job satisfaction and take action to ensure that all rules and laws are being followed. Learn how to become an effective manager in any field.

0.50 Management I: Introduction Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

From the shift managers at small businesses to the CEOs of large companies, effective management is key to any organization's success. Explore foundational management concepts such as leadership, managing teams, entrepreneurship, global business, finance, and technology and innovation.

Prerequisites: None

From the shift managers at small businesses to the CEOs of large companies, effective management is key to any organization's success. Explore foundational management concepts such as leadership, managing teams, entrepreneurship, global business, finance, and technology and innovation.

0.50 Marketing: Building Your Base (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Building on the prior, prerequisite course, you will dive deeper into the marketing world with real world applications and practices. Engage with the marketing mix by studying understanding branding, advertising, promotion strategies, and more. Learn about effective sales techniques and discover employment opportunities to pursue a career in this exciting field!

Prerequisites: None

Building on the prior, prerequisite course, you will dive deeper into the marketing world with real world applications and practices. Engage with the marketing mix by studying understanding branding, advertising, promotion strategies, and more. Learn about effective sales techniques and discover employment opportunities to pursue a career in this exciting field!

0.50 Marketing: Intro (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Welcome to the fast-paced and exciting world of marketing! You will learn about the role of marketing in business in addition to the basics of business management, customer service, and economics. Also, you will examine how to identify target markets, perform market research, and develop successful marketing strategies. Finally, the legal and ethical considerations of business and marketing are discussed along with the impact of government on business.

Prerequisites: None

Welcome to the fast-paced and exciting world of marketing! You will learn about the role of marketing in business in addition to the basics of business management, customer service, and economics. Also, you will examine how to identify target markets, perform market research, and develop successful marketing strategies. Finally, the legal and ethical considerations of business and marketing are discussed along with the impact of government on business.

0.50 Office Administration S1 Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Businesses worldwide and across every industry are always on the lookout for highly skilled administrative professionals to help their business be successful and thrive. Explore what it means to have effective verbal and written communication, speaking, and listening skills to work with diverse people and teams. Then dive into learning how to leverage various technology and software businesses use to stay connected and productive.

Prerequisites: None

Businesses worldwide and across every industry are always on the lookout for highly skilled administrative professionals to help their business be successful and thrive. Explore what it means to have effective verbal and written communication, speaking, and listening skills to work with diverse people and teams. Then dive into learning how to leverage various technology and software businesses use to stay connected and productive.

0.50 Office Administration S2 Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

You will explore the responsibilities of an administrative professional to understand what a typical workday looks like and even what goes into searching for an administrative professional role: searching, applying, and (the most exciting part!) securing. Do you love the idea of being the glue in a successful business, helping everything run smoothly and properly? Then let's continue your journey into the career of an administrative professional!

Prerequisites: None

You will explore the responsibilities of an administrative professional to understand what a typical workday looks like and even what goes into searching for an administrative professional role: searching, applying, and (the most exciting part!) securing. Do you love the idea of being the glue in a successful business, helping everything run smoothly and properly? Then let's continue your journey into the career of an administrative professional!

0.50 Principles of Business, Marketing, Finance S1 Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Gain fundamental knowledge that will help you pursue a career in business! You will explore the different types of businesses and ownership forms, the impact of governments on business, and the marketing of goods and services. You will also engage with the principles of globalization, free trade, and various economic systems. Finally, the impact of technology on business, business ethics, and social responsibility are discussed, providing you with a foundational knowledge of business.

Prerequisites: None

Gain fundamental knowledge that will help you pursue a career in business! You will explore the different types of businesses and ownership forms, the impact of governments on business, and the marketing of goods and services. You will also engage with the principles of globalization, free trade, and various economic systems. Finally, the impact of technology on business, business ethics, and social responsibility are discussed, providing you with a foundational knowledge of business.

0.50 Principles of Public Service: To Serve and Protect Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Are you familiar with the term public service? When we think about public service, our thoughts often turn to professionals such as police officers, EMTs, and firefighters. While these are well-known public servants, many others work to keep our communities safe, healthy, and productive. In this course, you will learn about many different areas of public service including education, civil engineering, and social services. You will also look at the requirements for public service in general as well as the specific skills needed to be successful in each area of public service. Who knows? You may even discover the career you were meant to pursue!

Prerequisites: None

Are you familiar with the term public service? When we think about public service, our thoughts often turn to professionals such as police officers, EMTs, and firefighters. While these are well-known public servants, many others work to keep our communities safe, healthy, and productive. In this course, you will learn about many different areas of public service including education, civil engineering, and social services. You will also look at the requirements for public service in general as well as the specific skills needed to be successful in each area of public service. Who knows? You may even discover the career you were meant to pursue!

0.50 Quickbooks Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore how to start using QuickBooks Online. Learning this widely used accounting software will allow users to contribute to a large company’s accounting team, or to use it independently as a small business owner. Students will learn how to complete administrative and accounting functions within QuickBooks. These include basics such as setting up lists, customers and products, to more complex tasks like managing journal entries and creating reports. Additionally, they will learn about the various services and products that can be added. As students learn about accounting functions, they will discover how to record transactions, expenses, and receipts.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore how to start using QuickBooks Online. Learning this widely used accounting software will allow users to contribute to a large company’s accounting team, or to use it independently as a small business owner. Students will learn how to complete administrative and accounting functions within QuickBooks. These include basics such as setting up lists, customers and products, to more complex tasks like managing journal entries and creating reports. Additionally, they will learn about the various services and products that can be added. As students learn about accounting functions, they will discover how to record transactions, expenses, and receipts.

0.50 Social Media Business Marketing - Influencers Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Whether it’s posting pictures, videos, or interacting in the metaverse, today’s students who aspire to apply their social media skills to business marketing must be prepared! This course on Social Media Business Marketing provides them with the foundational knowledge of social media technology and marketing principles. The course begins with an introduction to Social Media platforms and then goes in-depth into the marketing and advertising strategies used to support a company’s social media strategy and campaigns. Through activities and projects, students will gain firsthand knowledge of this exciting field. This course also prepares students for the Social Media Strategist certification.

Prerequisites: None

Whether it’s posting pictures, videos, or interacting in the metaverse, today’s students who aspire to apply their social media skills to business marketing must be prepared! This course on Social Media Business Marketing provides them with the foundational knowledge of social media technology and marketing principles. The course begins with an introduction to Social Media platforms and then goes in-depth into the marketing and advertising strategies used to support a company’s social media strategy and campaigns. Through activities and projects, students will gain firsthand knowledge of this exciting field. This course also prepares students for the Social Media Strategist certification.

0.50 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

The bright lights. The roaring crowds. The chants and cheers and applause. If you are drawn to the electricity of large events and the challenge of making events successful, a career in sports and entertainment marketing may be for you! In this course, you will trace the development of these industries, dissect their dual nature, and discover what it takes to pitch, promote, and deliver on these services. You'll also explore the necessary steps to chart your own career path from among the professional roles that these industries need to operate. Let's get off the sidelines and hop into the primetime of the sporting and entertainment worlds!

Prerequisites: None

The bright lights. The roaring crowds. The chants and cheers and applause. If you are drawn to the electricity of large events and the challenge of making events successful, a career in sports and entertainment marketing may be for you! In this course, you will trace the development of these industries, dissect their dual nature, and discover what it takes to pitch, promote, and deliver on these services. You'll also explore the necessary steps to chart your own career path from among the professional roles that these industries need to operate. Let's get off the sidelines and hop into the primetime of the sporting and entertainment worlds!

0.50 Startups and Innovation Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Students hear a lot of contradictory advice in life. On one hand, they may hear something like 'Follow your dreams . Pursue your passion and the money will come!' On the other hand, they may hear something completely opposite, like 'Most startups fail! It's much safer to get a safe, steady job.' So which side is right? Given the massive changes to the economy and society - the skills of entrepreneurship are going to be critical in building a lasting career. The entrepreneurial mindset of searching for opportunities, creating value, and solving pain points will always be valuable. And this mindset applies not just to starting a business, but in any organization that someone is a part of: school, established companies, or non-profits. In this course, students will explore how to use this mindset to create the next world-class startup.

Prerequisites: None

Students hear a lot of contradictory advice in life. On one hand, they may hear something like 'Follow your dreams . Pursue your passion and the money will come!' On the other hand, they may hear something completely opposite, like 'Most startups fail! It's much safer to get a safe, steady job.' So which side is right? Given the massive changes to the economy and society - the skills of entrepreneurship are going to be critical in building a lasting career. The entrepreneurial mindset of searching for opportunities, creating value, and solving pain points will always be valuable. And this mindset applies not just to starting a business, but in any organization that someone is a part of: school, established companies, or non-profits. In this course, students will explore how to use this mindset to create the next world-class startup.

0.50 Workplace and Internship Readiness Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Discover how to build a well-rounded set of employability and personal leadership skills that allow you to guide your own career. Learn how to communicate with others, take initiative, set goals, problem-solve, research different career options, and envision your own personal career path. Get ready to create a powerful launching pad that will help you blast off into a great first job experience!

 

Prerequisites: None

Discover how to build a well-rounded set of employability and personal leadership skills that allow you to guide your own career. Learn how to communicate with others, take initiative, set goals, problem-solve, research different career options, and envision your own personal career path. Get ready to create a powerful launching pad that will help you blast off into a great first job experience!

 

Computer Science

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Information Technology Fundamentals S1 (Dual Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Information Technology is a high "in demand" career field with many opportunities. This course emphasizes the impact of computers, both personally and in the business world. It will give students the basics of a career in computers and networking. Computer Networking examines the fundamentals of computers and networking and how they impact businesses. This course takes students through concepts such as computer hardware, software, and the World Wide Web. Students will also learn about computer engineering technologies and will keep pace with the changes in the Information Technology Industry.

Prerequisites: None

Information Technology is a high "in demand" career field with many opportunities. This course emphasizes the impact of computers, both personally and in the business world. It will give students the basics of a career in computers and networking. Computer Networking examines the fundamentals of computers and networking and how they impact businesses. This course takes students through concepts such as computer hardware, software, and the World Wide Web. Students will also learn about computer engineering technologies and will keep pace with the changes in the Information Technology Industry.

0.50 Information Technology Fundamentals S2 (Dual Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Investigates and applies concepts, terminology, software, hardware and theory expected of information technology learners. Focuses on gaining advanced level concepts and advanced terminology for the information technology field.

Prerequisites: None

Investigates and applies concepts, terminology, software, hardware and theory expected of information technology learners. Focuses on gaining advanced level concepts and advanced terminology for the information technology field.

0.50 Programming Foundations (S1 & S2) (Dual Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: S1 is a prerequisite for S2

Do you want to learn the skills required to be competitive in today's high tech workforce? Foundations of Programming (FoP) will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field. This course is part of a program of study that provides coherent and rigorous content needed for progression in the Information Technology career cluster.

Prerequisites: S1 is a prerequisite for S2

Do you want to learn the skills required to be competitive in today's high tech workforce? Foundations of Programming (FoP) will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field. This course is part of a program of study that provides coherent and rigorous content needed for progression in the Information Technology career cluster.

0.50 Computers: Formatting Documents (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Introduces basic formatting of business letters, one- and two-page reports, tables and memorandums using Windows word processing software. Skill building is provided to enable students to develop an ending speed beyond 40 words a minute requirement. Software requires the use of a PC computer (not compatible with a Mac). Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course.

Prerequisites: None

Introduces basic formatting of business letters, one- and two-page reports, tables and memorandums using Windows word processing software. Skill building is provided to enable students to develop an ending speed beyond 40 words a minute requirement. Software requires the use of a PC computer (not compatible with a Mac). Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course.

0.50 Computers: Microsoft Office (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This course provides an overview of Microsoft applications including Windows, the Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Students will learn how to use the many features of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You'll start out learning the very basics of Microsoft, then progress into intermediate and advanced features and techniques so that you can get the most out of the popular program.We will also touch on employability skills such as writing cover letters and resumes. Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course. Students need to have access to Microsoft Office on their computers in order to participate (iForward computers have these applications)

Prerequisites: None

This course provides an overview of Microsoft applications including Windows, the Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Students will learn how to use the many features of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You'll start out learning the very basics of Microsoft, then progress into intermediate and advanced features and techniques so that you can get the most out of the popular program.We will also touch on employability skills such as writing cover letters and resumes. Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course. Students need to have access to Microsoft Office on their computers in order to participate (iForward computers have these applications)

1.00 Computer Science: The Intro-Dual Credit Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

CIS 1001 - Computer Science Principles ( Foundations: VFMA - Mathematics ) - 4 cr. Focuses on engaging students in activities that show how computing changes the world. By learning the central ideas of computer science and computational thinking, students will learn to be creative, collaborative, and innovative in developing technical solutions to problems. The course includes learning to create mobile apps to solve those problems, examining how computing has impacted society, and analyzing large data sets.

Prerequisites: None

CIS 1001 - Computer Science Principles ( Foundations: VFMA - Mathematics ) - 4 cr. Focuses on engaging students in activities that show how computing changes the world. By learning the central ideas of computer science and computational thinking, students will learn to be creative, collaborative, and innovative in developing technical solutions to problems. The course includes learning to create mobile apps to solve those problems, examining how computing has impacted society, and analyzing large data sets.

0.50 Cyber Security-Dual Credit Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Develops security policies and strategies after exploring the concept of trustworthy computing and the important role that security plays with respect to people, processes and technologies in an organization. Course is structured around three phases of network security: planning, building and managing network security policies.

Prerequisites: None

Develops security policies and strategies after exploring the concept of trustworthy computing and the important role that security plays with respect to people, processes and technologies in an organization. Course is structured around three phases of network security: planning, building and managing network security policies.

0.50 Esports and the History of Gaming Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will learn about the technologies and design principles that have been the foundation the development of video game technology over the last 50 years. Students will examine and discuss the impact of video games on culture and the economy. Students will learn about the current gaming and e-sports landscape, including strategies and techniques of top teams and individuals. This course will also discuss the risks and dangers of video games and understand how to set appropriate time and content parameters. Finally, the course will identify career paths and opportunities for those who are passionate about gaming.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will learn about the technologies and design principles that have been the foundation the development of video game technology over the last 50 years. Students will examine and discuss the impact of video games on culture and the economy. Students will learn about the current gaming and e-sports landscape, including strategies and techniques of top teams and individuals. This course will also discuss the risks and dangers of video games and understand how to set appropriate time and content parameters. Finally, the course will identify career paths and opportunities for those who are passionate about gaming.

0.50 Game Design: Building a Game Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Beginning with the design process and conceptualization, you'll develop your game's story elements, narrative, plot, game characters, and assets. Using game design software, Unity, you will start to create your game, and apply lighting, audio, visual effects, player choice options, AI, and consider the type of controls to use for your game - including VR.

Prerequisites: None

Beginning with the design process and conceptualization, you'll develop your game's story elements, narrative, plot, game characters, and assets. Using game design software, Unity, you will start to create your game, and apply lighting, audio, visual effects, player choice options, AI, and consider the type of controls to use for your game - including VR.

0.50 Game Design: Introduction Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Does your love of video games motivate you to pursue a career in this field? Pursue your passion by learning about the principles of game design through the stages of development, iterative process, critiques, and game development tools. Put these new skills to work by designing your own game!

Prerequisites: None

Does your love of video games motivate you to pursue a career in this field? Pursue your passion by learning about the principles of game design through the stages of development, iterative process, critiques, and game development tools. Put these new skills to work by designing your own game!

0.50 HS: Coding Robots Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Coding Robotics class is an individualized, self-paced, class where students can learn how to code without the pressure of class pacing. This class will power up kids' futures with a gamified coding platform that combines STEM, computer science, and critical life skills. Students will learn to code in a way that feels like gaming. All coding ability levels are welcome in this class as students will complete lessons that are matched to their skill level.

*This class can be taken up to 5 times

Prerequisites: None

Coding Robotics class is an individualized, self-paced, class where students can learn how to code without the pressure of class pacing. This class will power up kids' futures with a gamified coding platform that combines STEM, computer science, and critical life skills. Students will learn to code in a way that feels like gaming. All coding ability levels are welcome in this class as students will complete lessons that are matched to their skill level.

*This class can be taken up to 5 times

0.50 Microsoft Excel TC Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Introduces spreadsheet applications, functions and features using data tables, solver and document review. Emphasizes creating, editing, saving and retrieving files, applying formulas and managing large workbooks, charts and amortization schedules. May be taken alone, as part of the Office Software Suite Certificate, or as the first step in preparation for the Microsoft Certification test. Students should have a basic understanding of a computer system. For entry-level students, Microsoft Windows or Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office is recommended before starting this course.

Prerequisites: None

Introduces spreadsheet applications, functions and features using data tables, solver and document review. Emphasizes creating, editing, saving and retrieving files, applying formulas and managing large workbooks, charts and amortization schedules. May be taken alone, as part of the Office Software Suite Certificate, or as the first step in preparation for the Microsoft Certification test. Students should have a basic understanding of a computer system. For entry-level students, Microsoft Windows or Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office is recommended before starting this course.

0.50 Video Production Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Students will learn how to plan videos using a storyboard and all the work that goes into a video production, such as: planning, filming, acting, narrating, editing, music and graphic effects. Students must provide their own video camera (smartphones work perfect). Adobe Premiere Elements will be the recommended video editing software the school will provide for each student. Projects will consist of but are not limited to: music video, stop motion, travel advertisement video, positive change ad such as anti-bullying, healthy habits, senior video, sports/extracurricular video, documentary along with other choices. The goal is for every student to understand and be a part of the process along with learning video editing skills.

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn how to plan videos using a storyboard and all the work that goes into a video production, such as: planning, filming, acting, narrating, editing, music and graphic effects. Students must provide their own video camera (smartphones work perfect). Adobe Premiere Elements will be the recommended video editing software the school will provide for each student. Projects will consist of but are not limited to: music video, stop motion, travel advertisement video, positive change ad such as anti-bullying, healthy habits, senior video, sports/extracurricular video, documentary along with other choices. The goal is for every student to understand and be a part of the process along with learning video editing skills.

0.50 Website/ Webpage Design (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will learn how to create web pages and they will learn how the Internet works. Students will learn the fundamentals of web site design and operations. The course will take students beyond the basics of creating home pages and introduce them to powerful features including creating a Google Website. In addition, students will learn development of web design strategies and methods for creating graphics specifically for the World Wide Web.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will learn how to create web pages and they will learn how the Internet works. Students will learn the fundamentals of web site design and operations. The course will take students beyond the basics of creating home pages and introduce them to powerful features including creating a Google Website. In addition, students will learn development of web design strategies and methods for creating graphics specifically for the World Wide Web.

0.50 AP Computer Science A S1 Honors/AP Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This is part one of a two-part class. The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course. Materials Vendor provided, Java Programming - https://materials.flvsgl.com; Vendor provided, Java,BlueJ, free download - instructions in course

Prerequisites: None

This is part one of a two-part class. The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course. Materials Vendor provided, Java Programming - https://materials.flvsgl.com; Vendor provided, Java,BlueJ, free download - instructions in course

0.50 AP Computer Science A S2 Honors/AP Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: AP Computer Science A S1

This is part 2 of a two-part class. The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course. Materials Vendor provided, Java Programming - https://materials.flvsgl.com; Vendor provided, Java,BlueJ, free download - instructions in course

Prerequisites: AP Computer Science A S1

This is part 2 of a two-part class. The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course. Materials Vendor provided, Java Programming - https://materials.flvsgl.com; Vendor provided, Java,BlueJ, free download - instructions in course

Driver's Education

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Driver's Education Electives Driver's Education Yes
Prerequisites: Passing grades in the quarter prior to this class and the student must be in good standing at our school

You can take driver's education online! iForward offers you a certified driver's education program. This class gives you the knowledge you need to be a responsible and safe driver.  Once this class is completed, the student will receive the paperwork needed so that they are able to take behind-the-wheel driving lessons locally.

Prerequisites: Passing grades in the quarter prior to this class and the student must be in good standing at our school

You can take driver's education online! iForward offers you a certified driver's education program. This class gives you the knowledge you need to be a responsible and safe driver.  Once this class is completed, the student will receive the paperwork needed so that they are able to take behind-the-wheel driving lessons locally.

Dual College/High School Credit

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
Several Different Courses - Contact your Counselor for More Info The possibilities are almost endless.... Dual College/High School Credit Yes
Prerequisites: ECCP- Grades 9-12; Start College Now- Grades 11 and 12 (subject to individual requirements of the programs, may include GPA minimum)

Youth Options - you take the class and we pay the bill! Earn both high school AND college credit.

Prerequisites: ECCP- Grades 9-12; Start College Now- Grades 11 and 12 (subject to individual requirements of the programs, may include GPA minimum)

Youth Options - you take the class and we pay the bill! Earn both high school AND college credit.

Engineering and Technology

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Applied Engineering 1a: Introduction Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!

Prerequisites: None

Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!

0.50 Applied Engineering 1b Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Do you like to invite solutions to solve problems? Applied engineering has advanced areas such as energy, transportation, health and genetics, alternative energy, food packaging, etc. Explore various inventions and solutions that have solved problems across industries. Examine how artificial intelligence and technology are making an impact on breakthroughs. Evaluate the range of robotic and STEM-related career options available for you to make a difference in lives with your contributions and innovations.

Prerequisites: None

Do you like to invite solutions to solve problems? Applied engineering has advanced areas such as energy, transportation, health and genetics, alternative energy, food packaging, etc. Explore various inventions and solutions that have solved problems across industries. Examine how artificial intelligence and technology are making an impact on breakthroughs. Evaluate the range of robotic and STEM-related career options available for you to make a difference in lives with your contributions and innovations.

0.50 Architectural Design I Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

In Principles of Architecture, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn about basic drafting equipment and how to use and maintain it. They will analyze challenges and solutions within the development of design. They will also learn how to prepare drawings manually and using AutoCAD software. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so that students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings as well as how to apply standard rules regarding line types, offset objects, creating layers, and setting up a page for plotting. They will also explore three-dimensional drawing and use coordinating and navigation systems to create them.

Prerequisites: None

In Principles of Architecture, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn about basic drafting equipment and how to use and maintain it. They will analyze challenges and solutions within the development of design. They will also learn how to prepare drawings manually and using AutoCAD software. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so that students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings as well as how to apply standard rules regarding line types, offset objects, creating layers, and setting up a page for plotting. They will also explore three-dimensional drawing and use coordinating and navigation systems to create them.

0.50 AutoCad Level 1 TC Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Introduce engineering concepts such as: engineer views, drawings, blueprint reading and build a strong foundation in the software program AutoCAD using the most recent trends in the field. Students who receive an A in this class will potentially receive credit from the technical school in the Grantsburg region for the class AutoCAD Level 1.

Prerequisites: None

Introduce engineering concepts such as: engineer views, drawings, blueprint reading and build a strong foundation in the software program AutoCAD using the most recent trends in the field. Students who receive an A in this class will potentially receive credit from the technical school in the Grantsburg region for the class AutoCAD Level 1.

0.50 Drones: Remote Pilot Cert Course Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Part A exam, which is a key step to becoming a commercial drone pilot. The field of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing rapidly, as the opportunities to use them for search and rescue, photography, recreation, inspection, and many others continue to multiply. Students will learn the critical facts to prepare for the test's topics, which include regulations, airspace & requirements, weather, loading & performance, and operations. The course will conclude with a look at the most promising careers in the field of drones.

Prerequisites: None

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Part A exam, which is a key step to becoming a commercial drone pilot. The field of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing rapidly, as the opportunities to use them for search and rescue, photography, recreation, inspection, and many others continue to multiply. Students will learn the critical facts to prepare for the test's topics, which include regulations, airspace & requirements, weather, loading & performance, and operations. The course will conclude with a look at the most promising careers in the field of drones.

1.00 Electrical Technology I A&B Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This CTE course gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Acellus Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. it includes Electrical Technology Introduction, Electrical Job-Site Hazards, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Resistive Circuits, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Introduction to Device Boxes, Conduit Bending and Joining, Introduction to Raceways and Conduit, Conductors, Construction Drawings, The Residential Electrical Service, Wiring Principles, and Electrical Service Installation.

Prerequisites: None

This CTE course gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Acellus Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. it includes Electrical Technology Introduction, Electrical Job-Site Hazards, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Resistive Circuits, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Introduction to Device Boxes, Conduit Bending and Joining, Introduction to Raceways and Conduit, Conductors, Construction Drawings, The Residential Electrical Service, Wiring Principles, and Electrical Service Installation.

1.00 Electrical Technology II A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first.

Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first. This CTE course builds on the foundation of Electrical Technology I to give students additional knowledge and skills they will need for a career in an electrical-related field and prepares them for the Electrical Technology certification exam. Acellus Electrical Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.

Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first.

Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first. This CTE course builds on the foundation of Electrical Technology I to give students additional knowledge and skills they will need for a career in an electrical-related field and prepares them for the Electrical Technology certification exam. Acellus Electrical Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-Dual Credit Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 2-Dual Credit Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

0.50 Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Have you ever wondered how the products you buy make it to the store shelves? Whether it is video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In this course, you?ll learn about the types of manufacturing systems and processes used to create the products we buy every day. You will also be introduced to the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process for a new product or invention! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting and fruitful the industry can be.

Prerequisites: None

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Have you ever wondered how the products you buy make it to the store shelves? Whether it is video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In this course, you?ll learn about the types of manufacturing systems and processes used to create the products we buy every day. You will also be introduced to the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process for a new product or invention! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting and fruitful the industry can be.

1.00 Plumbing Technology I A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech 1A must be completed before Plumbing Tech IB

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the plumbing technology field. It is also useful for students desiring a career in general construction. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for Plumbing Technology certification. Acellus Plumbing Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: The Plumbing Professional, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Plumbing Math, Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings, Plumbing Fixtures, Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems. and Water Distribution Systems

Prerequisites: This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech 1A must be completed before Plumbing Tech IB

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the plumbing technology field. It is also useful for students desiring a career in general construction. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for Plumbing Technology certification. Acellus Plumbing Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: The Plumbing Professional, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Plumbing Math, Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings, Plumbing Fixtures, Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems. and Water Distribution Systems

1.00 Plumbing Technology II A&B Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Plumbing Technolgy IA&IB. This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech IIA must be completed before Plumbing IIB.

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Acellus Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: Rough Ins and Drainage, Drains and Venting, Installing a Water Supply System, Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In, Installing Water Heaters, More Water Heaters, Using Electricity with Plumbing, and Fuel Systems.

Prerequisites: Plumbing Technolgy IA&IB. This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech IIA must be completed before Plumbing IIB.

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Acellus Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: Rough Ins and Drainage, Drains and Venting, Installing a Water Supply System, Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In, Installing Water Heaters, More Water Heaters, Using Electricity with Plumbing, and Fuel Systems.

English

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Advanced Communication Skills TC Core English Yes
Prerequisites: 32801361 Applied Communications. Northwood Technical College

This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in ComputerMediated Communication.

Prerequisites: 32801361 Applied Communications. Northwood Technical College

This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in ComputerMediated Communication.

1.00 English I Core English None
Prerequisites: None

In English I students build active reading skills, analyze literature and informational texts, and develop listening and writing skills. Students use texts of high complexity while integrating language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Prerequisites: None

In English I students build active reading skills, analyze literature and informational texts, and develop listening and writing skills. Students use texts of high complexity while integrating language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

1.00 English II Core English Yes
Prerequisites: English I

In English II, students learn how the human experience-real life-is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles. In each unit of the course, students explore a specific aspect of the human experience such as laughter, obstacles, betrayal, fear, or transformation. Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, students explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, triumphant, empowered, and transformed. As in life, students have many choices in the English II course. They choose the order in which they complete the units. Students also choose some of the works they read and have countless choices when it comes to demonstrating what they have learned. Whether reading a poem or a novel, writing a story or an analysis, or studying a Shakespearean tragedy or a modern suspense film, students explore what it means to be human, a subject on which they are already experts!

Prerequisites: English I

In English II, students learn how the human experience-real life-is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles. In each unit of the course, students explore a specific aspect of the human experience such as laughter, obstacles, betrayal, fear, or transformation. Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, students explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, triumphant, empowered, and transformed. As in life, students have many choices in the English II course. They choose the order in which they complete the units. Students also choose some of the works they read and have countless choices when it comes to demonstrating what they have learned. Whether reading a poem or a novel, writing a story or an analysis, or studying a Shakespearean tragedy or a modern suspense film, students explore what it means to be human, a subject on which they are already experts!

1.00 English III Core English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and II

In English III, the writing and insights of authors throughout our history are collected in the fast-paced pages of The Virtual Times. Students gain an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written. They discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. Students are also asked to observe, investigate, and report on stories of today. The goal is for students to be thorough, accurate, and compelling in their writing.

Prerequisites: English I and II

In English III, the writing and insights of authors throughout our history are collected in the fast-paced pages of The Virtual Times. Students gain an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written. They discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. Students are also asked to observe, investigate, and report on stories of today. The goal is for students to be thorough, accurate, and compelling in their writing.

1.00 English IV Core English Yes
Prerequisites: English I, II, III

Why do people do what they do? English IV you will give you a front row seat to study of the motives that have driven people's actions for centuries. Along the way you will encounter epic heroes defying danger, tormented minds succumbing to the power of greed and ambition, enlightened thinkers striving for individual rights and freedoms, sensitive souls attempting to capture human emotion, and determined debaters taking a stand on critical issues. You will read to analyze the way language is used to express human motivation and research to examine the results of actions in the real world. The lessons in each module will give you the tools you need to gain insights from what you read and to use your knowledge in creative and analytical writing.

Prerequisites: English I, II, III

Why do people do what they do? English IV you will give you a front row seat to study of the motives that have driven people's actions for centuries. Along the way you will encounter epic heroes defying danger, tormented minds succumbing to the power of greed and ambition, enlightened thinkers striving for individual rights and freedoms, sensitive souls attempting to capture human emotion, and determined debaters taking a stand on critical issues. You will read to analyze the way language is used to express human motivation and research to examine the results of actions in the real world. The lessons in each module will give you the tools you need to gain insights from what you read and to use your knowledge in creative and analytical writing.

0.50 Applied Communication Skills TC Dual Credit: High School / College English None
Prerequisites: None

This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio. Northwood Technical College

Prerequisites: None

This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio. Northwood Technical College

0.50 English Composition 1 (Dual-Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College English None
Prerequisites: None

Designed for students to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents. *TC from Moraine Park Tech College

Prerequisites: None

Designed for students to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents. *TC from Moraine Park Tech College

0.50 Intro to Mass Communication (Dual Credit) (Offered Next in 24-25) Dual Credit: High School / College English None
Prerequisites: None

Explores communication in media and media literacy by providing insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media within the workforce and in society. The mass media revolution, including media technologies, the evolution of media content and platforms, including new media, the impact of media communications on business and society as a whole, media bias, and media law and ethics form the basis of the course. *TC from Moraine Park Tech College

Prerequisites: None

Explores communication in media and media literacy by providing insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media within the workforce and in society. The mass media revolution, including media technologies, the evolution of media content and platforms, including new media, the impact of media communications on business and society as a whole, media bias, and media law and ethics form the basis of the course. *TC from Moraine Park Tech College

0.50 Oral Interpersonal Communication (Dual Credit) (Offered Next in 24-25) Dual Credit: High School / College English None
Prerequisites: None

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects. Course assignments will include presentations, various individual and group projects as well as written work. *TC from Moraine Park Tech College

Prerequisites: None

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects. Course assignments will include presentations, various individual and group projects as well as written work. *TC from Moraine Park Tech College

0.50 Speech (Dual Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College English None
Prerequisites: None

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Prerequisites: None

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

0.50 Technical Reporting (Dual Credit) (Offered Next in 24-25) Dual Credit: High School / College English None
Prerequisites: None

Provides students with the concepts, principles and skills for preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports and case studies.

Prerequisites: None

Provides students with the concepts, principles and skills for preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports and case studies.

0.50 Creative Writing A Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English 9

At the beginning of the course, students consider the importance of word play exercises in improving their facility with language while building a compelling and creative writing style. Focusing on word nuances and precision, later lessons guide students to write in a variety of short modes—including poetry, song lyrics, prose poetry, short short stories, and creative nonfiction. There are several opportunities for peer review in this semester, during which students learn best practices for participating in writing workshops, and then revise their work using feedback from their peers

Prerequisites: English 9

At the beginning of the course, students consider the importance of word play exercises in improving their facility with language while building a compelling and creative writing style. Focusing on word nuances and precision, later lessons guide students to write in a variety of short modes—including poetry, song lyrics, prose poetry, short short stories, and creative nonfiction. There are several opportunities for peer review in this semester, during which students learn best practices for participating in writing workshops, and then revise their work using feedback from their peers

0.50 Creative Writing B Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English 9

This course focuses on longer works of fiction: short stories, plays, and novels. Students learn basic techniques of plot and character development along with strategies for creating suspense and building a theme, and they have opportunities to write in several different genres. Lessons cover a few special topics as well, including graphic novels, animation, comedy, and improvisation. Students apply what they have learned about writing workshops and revising to the longer pieces of writing they create for this semester.

Prerequisites: English 9

This course focuses on longer works of fiction: short stories, plays, and novels. Students learn basic techniques of plot and character development along with strategies for creating suspense and building a theme, and they have opportunities to write in several different genres. Lessons cover a few special topics as well, including graphic novels, animation, comedy, and improvisation. Students apply what they have learned about writing workshops and revising to the longer pieces of writing they create for this semester.

0.50 Creative Writing C: Unleashing the Core of Your Imagination Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing. Completing Creative Writing A and/or B are not required to take this course.

Prerequisites: None

For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing. Completing Creative Writing A and/or B are not required to take this course.

0.50 Exploring Literature Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

Students in Exploring Literature will learn different styles of literary criticism which enable them to approach, discuss, and interpret literature through multiple lenses. As they practice the skills to examine literature from multiple angles, students will learn which techniques will bring out the deepest and most meaningful understanding of stories and poems they read, songs they hear, and even films they watch.

Prerequisites: None

Students in Exploring Literature will learn different styles of literary criticism which enable them to approach, discuss, and interpret literature through multiple lenses. As they practice the skills to examine literature from multiple angles, students will learn which techniques will bring out the deepest and most meaningful understanding of stories and poems they read, songs they hear, and even films they watch.

1.00 French I Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

Bienvenue! Welcome! Come and join various native French speakers as they give
students a lively introduction to the language and its rich culture. Join them in their
everyday environment as they take students through different daily scenarios and give
them the necessary skills to read, write, and speak French. In this course, students learn
the basic French language. After one semester, students will be able to engage in
conversation in French including greeting people, introducing themselves, and
exchanging basic information with others. Students learn to count from one to 1,000 and
make simple sentences in both spoken and written French. Students continue to
develop their French skills in semester two. New words and phrases are introduced with
pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students learn basic French grammar to help them
build fluency and understand the structure of the French language. Students have many
opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form
of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises. Students also explore
the cultures of France, Canada, and other French-speaking regions by learning about
geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Bon Voyage! Enjoy the trip!

Prerequisites: None

Bienvenue! Welcome! Come and join various native French speakers as they give
students a lively introduction to the language and its rich culture. Join them in their
everyday environment as they take students through different daily scenarios and give
them the necessary skills to read, write, and speak French. In this course, students learn
the basic French language. After one semester, students will be able to engage in
conversation in French including greeting people, introducing themselves, and
exchanging basic information with others. Students learn to count from one to 1,000 and
make simple sentences in both spoken and written French. Students continue to
develop their French skills in semester two. New words and phrases are introduced with
pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students learn basic French grammar to help them
build fluency and understand the structure of the French language. Students have many
opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form
of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises. Students also explore
the cultures of France, Canada, and other French-speaking regions by learning about
geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Bon Voyage! Enjoy the trip!

1.00 French II Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: French I

Salut! Get set for some more adventure! In French II, students are
immersed in the French language and culture. This course is full of engaging and
interactive videos, dialogs, presentations, self-checks, and much more! The purpose of
this course is to further develop the French communicative skills of listening, speaking,
reading and writing. In French II, students will broaden their French vocabulary and
knowledge of grammar. Students will also experience the beauty and expressiveness of
a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

Prerequisites: French I

Salut! Get set for some more adventure! In French II, students are
immersed in the French language and culture. This course is full of engaging and
interactive videos, dialogs, presentations, self-checks, and much more! The purpose of
this course is to further develop the French communicative skills of listening, speaking,
reading and writing. In French II, students will broaden their French vocabulary and
knowledge of grammar. Students will also experience the beauty and expressiveness of
a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

1.00 Journalism I Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and English II

Understanding the role of the free press in America helps students to be better informed and more able to analyze media. In this course, students explore the history of journalism in the United States from its inception in the colonies and its key role in the 1st Amendment, all the way up to present-day issues regarding right to know and the changing landscape of journalistic media in the 21st century. Students acquire the skills and information needed to actively participate in the consumption, analysis, and creation of news media and have the opportunity to investigate the constantly evolving career opportunities within the field of journalism.

Prerequisites: English I and English II

Understanding the role of the free press in America helps students to be better informed and more able to analyze media. In this course, students explore the history of journalism in the United States from its inception in the colonies and its key role in the 1st Amendment, all the way up to present-day issues regarding right to know and the changing landscape of journalistic media in the 21st century. Students acquire the skills and information needed to actively participate in the consumption, analysis, and creation of news media and have the opportunity to investigate the constantly evolving career opportunities within the field of journalism.

0.50 Lord of the Rings Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and English II

Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Their Literary Influences The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular stories in the modern world. In this course, you will study the movie versions of J.R.R. Tolkein's novel and learn about the process of converting literature to film. You will explore fantasy literature as a genre and critique the three Lord of the Rings films.

Prerequisites: English I and English II

Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Their Literary Influences The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular stories in the modern world. In this course, you will study the movie versions of J.R.R. Tolkein's novel and learn about the process of converting literature to film. You will explore fantasy literature as a genre and critique the three Lord of the Rings films.

0.50 Media & Communication Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and English II

From banner ads to billboards, newspaper articles, and Facebook feeds, people are constantly sharing ideas. This course looks at the many facets of mass media. Students will learn how the media shapes every aspect of our lives. We examine the role of newspapers, books, magazines, radio, movies, television, and the growing influence of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Prerequisites: English I and English II

From banner ads to billboards, newspaper articles, and Facebook feeds, people are constantly sharing ideas. This course looks at the many facets of mass media. Students will learn how the media shapes every aspect of our lives. We examine the role of newspapers, books, magazines, radio, movies, television, and the growing influence of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

0.50 Mythology and Folklore: Legendary Tales Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

Since the beginning of time, people have gathered around fires to tell stories of angry gods, harrowing journeys, cunning animals, horrible beasts, and the mighty heroes who vanquished them. Mythology and folklore have provided a way for these colorful stories to spring to life for thousands of years and helped humans make sense of the world. Explore how these compelling tales continue to shape society even today.

Prerequisites: None

Since the beginning of time, people have gathered around fires to tell stories of angry gods, harrowing journeys, cunning animals, horrible beasts, and the mighty heroes who vanquished them. Mythology and folklore have provided a way for these colorful stories to spring to life for thousands of years and helped humans make sense of the world. Explore how these compelling tales continue to shape society even today.

0.25 Reading Lab: Intensive Reading Intervention Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

For struggling students; you work on what you need help with the most. Can be taken up to 4 times. Daily attendance is required and there is no homework with this class. Contact your school counselor for enrolling.

Prerequisites: None

For struggling students; you work on what you need help with the most. Can be taken up to 4 times. Daily attendance is required and there is no homework with this class. Contact your school counselor for enrolling.

0.50 Theater, Cinema, & Film Production (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and English II

Lights! Camera! Action! Let's explore the enchanting world of live theater and its fascinating relationship to the silver screen. In Theater, Cinema, and Film Production, you will learn the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork while examining the magic that happens behind all the drama. Delve into the glamorous history of film and theater, and examine the tremendous influence these industries have had on society and culture over the years. During this unit, you will discuss and analyze three classic American films Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz to help you learn how to critique and appreciate some of the most famous dramas of all time. Materials Standard editions of the three films used in this course: Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Wizard of Oz (1932), Casablanca (1942)

Prerequisites: English I and English II

Lights! Camera! Action! Let's explore the enchanting world of live theater and its fascinating relationship to the silver screen. In Theater, Cinema, and Film Production, you will learn the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork while examining the magic that happens behind all the drama. Delve into the glamorous history of film and theater, and examine the tremendous influence these industries have had on society and culture over the years. During this unit, you will discuss and analyze three classic American films Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz to help you learn how to critique and appreciate some of the most famous dramas of all time. Materials Standard editions of the three films used in this course: Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Wizard of Oz (1932), Casablanca (1942)

1.00 AP English Language & Composition Honors/AP English None
Prerequisites: None

The AP Language and Composition course will provide high school students with college level instruction in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on literary and nonliterary topics in language, rhetoric and expository writing. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and writing should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way writing conventions and language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

Prerequisites: None

The AP Language and Composition course will provide high school students with college level instruction in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on literary and nonliterary topics in language, rhetoric and expository writing. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and writing should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way writing conventions and language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

1.00 AP English Literature & Composition Honors/AP English None
Prerequisites: None

Read and analyze imaginative literature from various periods and disciplines while sharpening your understanding of how a work's style, figurative language, theme, and other literary elements contribute to its meaning and cultural significance.

Prerequisites: None

Read and analyze imaginative literature from various periods and disciplines while sharpening your understanding of how a work's style, figurative language, theme, and other literary elements contribute to its meaning and cultural significance.

1.00 Honors English I, II, III and IV Honors/AP English None
Prerequisites: None

All of our core English classes also have Honors versions available, too. Please talk to your school counselor to enroll in and access the honors level classes.

Prerequisites: None

All of our core English classes also have Honors versions available, too. Please talk to your school counselor to enroll in and access the honors level classes.

Family and Consumer Science

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Intro to the Teaching Profession Core Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Teaching is about inspiring and empowering students to realize their potential. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, this course is for you. We’ve designed this course to explore what it takes to be a teacher, not just in the classroom, but in many fields—education, healthcare or even corporate. You’ll learn about the history, purposes, issues, ethics, laws and regulations, roles and qualifications of teaching. As you work through the course, you’ll participate in a minimum of 20 hours of guided observations and field experience in different settings. This will help you identify what teaching career path interests and suits you best, as well as effective learning environments. You’ll also build a working portfolio throughout your program, as you learn about leadership and skills opportunities offered in participated in CTSO activities.

Prerequisites: None

Teaching is about inspiring and empowering students to realize their potential. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, this course is for you. We’ve designed this course to explore what it takes to be a teacher, not just in the classroom, but in many fields—education, healthcare or even corporate. You’ll learn about the history, purposes, issues, ethics, laws and regulations, roles and qualifications of teaching. As you work through the course, you’ll participate in a minimum of 20 hours of guided observations and field experience in different settings. This will help you identify what teaching career path interests and suits you best, as well as effective learning environments. You’ll also build a working portfolio throughout your program, as you learn about leadership and skills opportunities offered in participated in CTSO activities.

0.50 Child Development: Journey Through Childhood Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

If you’re considering a career in education, medicine, or psychology, or areas that involve toddlers to teens, you’ll need to know how they grow and develop. In this course, you will learn about the ages from womb through adolescence and the teen years. You’ll explore essential topics like nature vs. nurture, developmental theories and stages, nutrition, safety precautions, family planning, and more! Let’s get started learning!

Prerequisites: None

If you’re considering a career in education, medicine, or psychology, or areas that involve toddlers to teens, you’ll need to know how they grow and develop. In this course, you will learn about the ages from womb through adolescence and the teen years. You’ll explore essential topics like nature vs. nurture, developmental theories and stages, nutrition, safety precautions, family planning, and more! Let’s get started learning!

0.50 Child Development: Working with Children Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

You have learned the basics of child development, and now it’s time to dig deeper into the psyche and behaviors of children. In this course, you will learn about setting boundaries, creating rules, and enforcing consequences when working with children. You will explore helping kids and teens manage stress, provide support for children with disabilities and enrichment for gifted children, how to perform first aid, and more. You will also set goals for your future career working with children and adolescents. Let’s continue beyond the basics and expand into the world of child development.

Prerequisites: None

You have learned the basics of child development, and now it’s time to dig deeper into the psyche and behaviors of children. In this course, you will learn about setting boundaries, creating rules, and enforcing consequences when working with children. You will explore helping kids and teens manage stress, provide support for children with disabilities and enrichment for gifted children, how to perform first aid, and more. You will also set goals for your future career working with children and adolescents. Let’s continue beyond the basics and expand into the world of child development.

0.50 Cosmetology 1: Cutting Edge Styles Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology. Research into some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology-related businesses will also be presented.

Prerequisites: None

Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology. Research into some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology-related businesses will also be presented.

0.50 Cosmetology 2: The Business of Skin and Nail Care Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Helping people put their best face forward is a growing, vibrant industry which needs skilled and personable professionals well-versed in the latest trends and technological advances. In Cosmetology 2: The Business of Skin and Nail Care, experience what the day-to-day life of a cosmetologist is like. You will discover that cosmetology is much more than knowing and applying techniques. Additionally, you will explore skin care and facials, learn how to give manicures and pedicures and how to apply artificial nails, and gain an understanding of different hair removal techniques. Discover the next steps towards launching a rewarding and creative career in cosmetology.

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

Prerequisites: None

Helping people put their best face forward is a growing, vibrant industry which needs skilled and personable professionals well-versed in the latest trends and technological advances. In Cosmetology 2: The Business of Skin and Nail Care, experience what the day-to-day life of a cosmetologist is like. You will discover that cosmetology is much more than knowing and applying techniques. Additionally, you will explore skin care and facials, learn how to give manicures and pedicures and how to apply artificial nails, and gain an understanding of different hair removal techniques. Discover the next steps towards launching a rewarding and creative career in cosmetology.

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

0.50 Cosmetology 3a: Introduction to Hair Skills Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Develop your skills in the rewarding field of cosmetology! You will be exposed to the complexities of this field by learning to perform a hair, scalp, and skin analysis. You will also learn about hair types, face shapes, and color theory. Finally, color techniques are covered with an emphasis on salon and chemical safety, effectively preparing you for a career in cosmetology!

 

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

Prerequisites: None

Develop your skills in the rewarding field of cosmetology! You will be exposed to the complexities of this field by learning to perform a hair, scalp, and skin analysis. You will also learn about hair types, face shapes, and color theory. Finally, color techniques are covered with an emphasis on salon and chemical safety, effectively preparing you for a career in cosmetology!

 

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

0.50 Cosmetology 3b: Waving, Coloring, and Advancing Hair Skills Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Building on the prior prerequisite course, you will dive into the realm of hair styling and cutting techniques. You will explore varieties of wigs, extensions, and hairpieces, while also developing knowledge about shampooing and conditioning. Manual curling and the use of chemicals to curl and straighten hair are highlighted in this course as well as safety when working with chemicals. You can expect to be well versed with a plethora of hair skills upon completion.

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

Prerequisites: None

Building on the prior prerequisite course, you will dive into the realm of hair styling and cutting techniques. You will explore varieties of wigs, extensions, and hairpieces, while also developing knowledge about shampooing and conditioning. Manual curling and the use of chemicals to curl and straighten hair are highlighted in this course as well as safety when working with chemicals. You can expect to be well versed with a plethora of hair skills upon completion.

*Items may need to be purchased for classroom activities 

0.50 Culinary Arts 2: Baking, Pastry, & More Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Whether you aspire to be a world-class chef or just want to learn the skills needed to create your own dishes, Culinary Arts 2 will help you build a strong foundation and grow your knowledge of this exciting industry. In this course, you will explore baking and desserts, learn how to prepare proteins, and study nutrition and safety in the kitchen. You will also enhance your understanding of sustainability in the food industry, learn to prepare meals from a global perspective, and dissect the business of cooking, from managing a kitchen to successfully running a catering company. Discover the delights that await you on this delicious culinary adventure!

Prerequisites: None

Whether you aspire to be a world-class chef or just want to learn the skills needed to create your own dishes, Culinary Arts 2 will help you build a strong foundation and grow your knowledge of this exciting industry. In this course, you will explore baking and desserts, learn how to prepare proteins, and study nutrition and safety in the kitchen. You will also enhance your understanding of sustainability in the food industry, learn to prepare meals from a global perspective, and dissect the business of cooking, from managing a kitchen to successfully running a catering company. Discover the delights that await you on this delicious culinary adventure!

0.50 Culinary Arts: Finding Your Palate Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Building on the prior prerequisite course, discover how to elevate your culinary skills through the creation of stocks, soups, sauces, and learn baking techniques. Examine sustainable food practices and the benefits of nutrition while maintaining taste, plating, and presentation to truly wow your guests. The last unit in this course explores careers in the culinary arts for ways to channel your newfound passion!

Prerequisites: None

Building on the prior prerequisite course, discover how to elevate your culinary skills through the creation of stocks, soups, sauces, and learn baking techniques. Examine sustainable food practices and the benefits of nutrition while maintaining taste, plating, and presentation to truly wow your guests. The last unit in this course explores careers in the culinary arts for ways to channel your newfound passion!

0.50 Culinary Arts: Introduction Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This introductory course will provide you with basic cooking and knife skills while preparing you for entry into the culinary world. Discover the history of food culture, food service, and global cuisines while learning about food science principles and preservation. Finally, prepare for your future by building the professional, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that are crucial to a career in the culinary arts.

Prerequisites: None

This introductory course will provide you with basic cooking and knife skills while preparing you for entry into the culinary world. Discover the history of food culture, food service, and global cuisines while learning about food science principles and preservation. Finally, prepare for your future by building the professional, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that are crucial to a career in the culinary arts.

0.50 Early Childhood Education I Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

The Early Childhood Education course is designed to provide an overview of the expectations and roles of the early childhood educator. The course provides details about childhood development, health, nutrition, and guidance strategies to help students understand the exciting and unique opportunities that a career in early childhood education can offer. The course is intended to prepare students for challenges they may face, but to emphasize the rewards of being able to influence the life of a young child. The ability to offer support to children as they learn and grow is a point that is highlighted throughout each lesson.

Prerequisites: None

The Early Childhood Education course is designed to provide an overview of the expectations and roles of the early childhood educator. The course provides details about childhood development, health, nutrition, and guidance strategies to help students understand the exciting and unique opportunities that a career in early childhood education can offer. The course is intended to prepare students for challenges they may face, but to emphasize the rewards of being able to influence the life of a young child. The ability to offer support to children as they learn and grow is a point that is highlighted throughout each lesson.

0.50 Early Childhood Education II Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

The Early Childhood Education Two course is designed to provide an overview of the professional expectations of being an early childhood educator. Throughout the course, students will learn about what it means to be a professional, including the significance of professional development in any educational role. They will review observational methods and the history of education in the United States, with a focus on early childhood and school-age programs. They will spend a significant portion of the course learning about the importance of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and how to implement DAP strategies. Designing physical, social, and temporal environments will also be a major focus of the course, as will developing relationships with families and communities to strengthen their position and knowledge.

Prerequisites: None

The Early Childhood Education Two course is designed to provide an overview of the professional expectations of being an early childhood educator. Throughout the course, students will learn about what it means to be a professional, including the significance of professional development in any educational role. They will review observational methods and the history of education in the United States, with a focus on early childhood and school-age programs. They will spend a significant portion of the course learning about the importance of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and how to implement DAP strategies. Designing physical, social, and temporal environments will also be a major focus of the course, as will developing relationships with families and communities to strengthen their position and knowledge.

0.50 Early Childhood Education: Introduction Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider!

Prerequisites: None

Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider!

0.50 Education & Teaching Advanced Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to prepare future educators for the classroom they will inherit! It starts with a history of education and how blended, adaptive, and personalized learning are coming to the forefront in learning. It then explores new and emerging technologies, along with their current and future impact on education. Throughout the course, students will explore a wide range of career possibilities in the education field and evaluate both the promises and pitfalls of technology in education.

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to prepare future educators for the classroom they will inherit! It starts with a history of education and how blended, adaptive, and personalized learning are coming to the forefront in learning. It then explores new and emerging technologies, along with their current and future impact on education. Throughout the course, students will explore a wide range of career possibilities in the education field and evaluate both the promises and pitfalls of technology in education.

0.50 Family Living Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life-- including information on self-discovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development from infancy to adulthood. They also focus on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life-- including information on self-discovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development from infancy to adulthood. They also focus on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.

0.50 Human and Social Services I Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

 

Those working in the field of social services are dedicated to strengthening the economic and social well-being of others and helping them lead safe and independent lives. In Human and Social Services 1, you will explore the process of helping, body, mind, and family wellness, and how you can become a caring social service professional. If you are interested in an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career and making a difference in the lives of others, social and human services may be the right field for you.

Prerequisites: None

 

Those working in the field of social services are dedicated to strengthening the economic and social well-being of others and helping them lead safe and independent lives. In Human and Social Services 1, you will explore the process of helping, body, mind, and family wellness, and how you can become a caring social service professional. If you are interested in an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career and making a difference in the lives of others, social and human services may be the right field for you.

0.50 Interior Design Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

You'll learn about color, texture, trends and styles over time, how homes are built, and 'green' options for homes and businesses. Most importantly, you'll learn how to work with a client to meet their unique needs and style requirements. This course will help you to identify parts of interior design that are most interesting to you, helping you to chart the path for your future.

Prerequisites: None

You'll learn about color, texture, trends and styles over time, how homes are built, and 'green' options for homes and businesses. Most importantly, you'll learn how to work with a client to meet their unique needs and style requirements. This course will help you to identify parts of interior design that are most interesting to you, helping you to chart the path for your future.

0.50 Nutrition Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This course takes students through a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. Students will learn about world-wide views of nutrition, nutrient requirements, physiological processes, food labeling, healthy weight management, diet related diseases, food handling, nutrition for different populations, and more. Students will gain important knowledge and skills to aid them in attaining and maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

Prerequisites: None

This course takes students through a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. Students will learn about world-wide views of nutrition, nutrient requirements, physiological processes, food labeling, healthy weight management, diet related diseases, food handling, nutrition for different populations, and more. Students will gain important knowledge and skills to aid them in attaining and maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

0.50 Real World Parenting Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Parenting involves more than having a child and providing food and shelter. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps parents can take to create the best environment for their children. Parenting roles and responsibilities, nurturing and protective environments for children, positive parenting strategies, and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course.

Prerequisites: None

Parenting involves more than having a child and providing food and shelter. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps parents can take to create the best environment for their children. Parenting roles and responsibilities, nurturing and protective environments for children, positive parenting strategies, and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course.

Foreign Languages

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
1.00 German I Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: English 9

This German 1A course is an introductory course teaching basic comprehension and communication in German. It coordinates the study of language with culture through the use of video, audio and mass media production. This course assumes prior or no knowledge of the German language. It introduces the fundamentals of conversational and grammatical patterns of the German language with presentations to present the material. Students who complete the course successfully will begin to develop a functional competency in the four primary language areas: speaking, reading, listening and writing, while establishing a solid grammatical base and exploration into German culture.

Prerequisites: English 9

This German 1A course is an introductory course teaching basic comprehension and communication in German. It coordinates the study of language with culture through the use of video, audio and mass media production. This course assumes prior or no knowledge of the German language. It introduces the fundamentals of conversational and grammatical patterns of the German language with presentations to present the material. Students who complete the course successfully will begin to develop a functional competency in the four primary language areas: speaking, reading, listening and writing, while establishing a solid grammatical base and exploration into German culture.

0.50 German II Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: German I

In this course, students build on grammar and language skills that they acquired during their G1A and G1B courses. While reviewing basic grammar skills, (present and past tenses), students learn and study stem-changing verb conjugation and explore cultural themes regarding current events, famous German people, music and famous festivals.

Prerequisites: German I

In this course, students build on grammar and language skills that they acquired during their G1A and G1B courses. While reviewing basic grammar skills, (present and past tenses), students learn and study stem-changing verb conjugation and explore cultural themes regarding current events, famous German people, music and famous festivals.

1.00 Spanish 1 Electives Foreign Languages None
Prerequisites: None

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of its diverse cultures. In the Spanish I course, you will learn basic grammar and vocabulary skills to help build your fluency and language proficiency. You will explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through engaging interactive games, videos, and audio recordings and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

Prerequisites: None

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of its diverse cultures. In the Spanish I course, you will learn basic grammar and vocabulary skills to help build your fluency and language proficiency. You will explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through engaging interactive games, videos, and audio recordings and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

1.00 Spanish 2 Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

Get ready to embark on the next leg of your journey to Spanish fluency. In the Spanish 2 course, you will continue building your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as increasing your cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking countries through audio recordings, engaging images, interactive games, readings, and videos. Apply what you learn through written practices and listening and speaking exercises. Take your Spanish language skills to the next level!

Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

Get ready to embark on the next leg of your journey to Spanish fluency. In the Spanish 2 course, you will continue building your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as increasing your cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking countries through audio recordings, engaging images, interactive games, readings, and videos. Apply what you learn through written practices and listening and speaking exercises. Take your Spanish language skills to the next level!

1.00 Spanish 3 Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

Dive into the rich diversity of Hispanic culture across the globe by exploring the tastes, sights, and sounds of this dynamic language that reflects triumph, struggle, celebration, and so much more. During this cultural journey, you’ll improve conversational, vocabulary, and writing skills through authentic tasks. Short of obtaining a passport, there is no better way to discover new lands, peoples, or experiences. Take your Spanish language abilities to the next level!

Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

Dive into the rich diversity of Hispanic culture across the globe by exploring the tastes, sights, and sounds of this dynamic language that reflects triumph, struggle, celebration, and so much more. During this cultural journey, you’ll improve conversational, vocabulary, and writing skills through authentic tasks. Short of obtaining a passport, there is no better way to discover new lands, peoples, or experiences. Take your Spanish language abilities to the next level!

1.00 Spanish 4 Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: This class is 2 Quarters. S1 must be completed before taking S2.

Spanish 4 will certainly expand your language skills. However, it will also take you on a fascinating cultural journey. You’ll experience the language’s rich traditions and superstitions. Through exploring the past, you’ll come to understand the importance of community, family, and personal relationships. You will be immersed in culture—movement, art, music, literature. Meeting real people and hearing their stories will allow you to gain new vocabulary, have better command of the language, and understand your role as a global citizen.

Prerequisites: This class is 2 Quarters. S1 must be completed before taking S2.

Spanish 4 will certainly expand your language skills. However, it will also take you on a fascinating cultural journey. You’ll experience the language’s rich traditions and superstitions. Through exploring the past, you’ll come to understand the importance of community, family, and personal relationships. You will be immersed in culture—movement, art, music, literature. Meeting real people and hearing their stories will allow you to gain new vocabulary, have better command of the language, and understand your role as a global citizen.

Health

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Health Core Health None
Prerequisites: None

With a focus on health and fitness, this course guides student to be active and healthy now and for a lifetime. Effective strategies and techniques are a foundation of the course so that students can continually make improvements in all areas of wellness. Students, with the guidance of a training instructor, set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. Fitness assessments enable students to establish baseline levels of fitness and work toward improvement in specific areas. At the end of each module, students submit a wellness plan documenting their daily physical activity, progress toward goals, changes in fitness assessment results, and reflections on personal progress. By following individualized training principles, students can achieve personal success and gain confidence, while they develop healthy lifetime habits. The course uses videos, graphics, and interactive learning opportunities to encourage students to eat well, get up, and be active. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent health problems before they occur -this course helps students do just that. And now is the best time to get started.

Prerequisites: None

With a focus on health and fitness, this course guides student to be active and healthy now and for a lifetime. Effective strategies and techniques are a foundation of the course so that students can continually make improvements in all areas of wellness. Students, with the guidance of a training instructor, set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. Fitness assessments enable students to establish baseline levels of fitness and work toward improvement in specific areas. At the end of each module, students submit a wellness plan documenting their daily physical activity, progress toward goals, changes in fitness assessment results, and reflections on personal progress. By following individualized training principles, students can achieve personal success and gain confidence, while they develop healthy lifetime habits. The course uses videos, graphics, and interactive learning opportunities to encourage students to eat well, get up, and be active. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent health problems before they occur -this course helps students do just that. And now is the best time to get started.

0.50 First Aid & Safety Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.

0.50 Health Careers I Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students explore a variety of career options related to the health care field, including medicine, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, dental careers, childcare, sports medicine, personal training, social work, psychology, and more. Students will learn about various options within each field, what each of these jobs entails, and the education and knowledge required to be successful. In addition, they will focus on basic job skills and information that would aid them in health care and other career paths.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students explore a variety of career options related to the health care field, including medicine, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, dental careers, childcare, sports medicine, personal training, social work, psychology, and more. Students will learn about various options within each field, what each of these jobs entails, and the education and knowledge required to be successful. In addition, they will focus on basic job skills and information that would aid them in health care and other career paths.

0.50 Health Science I: The Whole Individual Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

Will we ever find a cure for cancer? What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma? How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these. In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases. The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

Will we ever find a cure for cancer? What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma? How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these. In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases. The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas.

0.50 Health Science II: Patient Care & Medical Services Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

Challenging. Variable. Rewarding. These three words can be used to describe many careers in the health sciences. In this course, you will learn more about what it takes to be a successful health science professional, including how to communicate with patients. Explore the rights and responsibilities of both patients and health science professionals in patient care and learn more about how to promote wellness among patients and health care staffs. Finally, you will learn more about safety in health science settings and the challenges and procedures of emergency care, infection control, and blood-borne pathogens.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

Challenging. Variable. Rewarding. These three words can be used to describe many careers in the health sciences. In this course, you will learn more about what it takes to be a successful health science professional, including how to communicate with patients. Explore the rights and responsibilities of both patients and health science professionals in patient care and learn more about how to promote wellness among patients and health care staffs. Finally, you will learn more about safety in health science settings and the challenges and procedures of emergency care, infection control, and blood-borne pathogens.

0.50 Intro to Nursing Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

This two-semester course introduces students to the field of nursing. In the first semester students will learn about the history and evolution of nursing, education and licensure requirements, career path options, and nursing responsibilities. Students will also focus on foundational information such as basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, first aid, and disease prevention. In semester two students will examine various nursing theories, as well as focus on the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options. Students will also learn about professional and legal standards and ethics. Additional skills of communication, teaching, time and stress management, patient safety, crisis management will be included.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

This two-semester course introduces students to the field of nursing. In the first semester students will learn about the history and evolution of nursing, education and licensure requirements, career path options, and nursing responsibilities. Students will also focus on foundational information such as basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, first aid, and disease prevention. In semester two students will examine various nursing theories, as well as focus on the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options. Students will also learn about professional and legal standards and ethics. Additional skills of communication, teaching, time and stress management, patient safety, crisis management will be included.

0.50 Issues in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

This course delves into the types and effects of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, steroids, over the counter drugs, marijuana, barbiturates, stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. Students learn about the physiological and psychological effects of drugs, as well as the rules, laws, and regulations surrounding them. The difference between appropriate and inappropriate drug use will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn about coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and refusal skills to help them avoid and prevent substance abuse, as well as available resources where they can seek help.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

This course delves into the types and effects of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, steroids, over the counter drugs, marijuana, barbiturates, stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. Students learn about the physiological and psychological effects of drugs, as well as the rules, laws, and regulations surrounding them. The difference between appropriate and inappropriate drug use will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn about coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and refusal skills to help them avoid and prevent substance abuse, as well as available resources where they can seek help.

0.50 Medical Terminology Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students will be introduced to basic medical language and terminology that they would need to enter a health care field. Emphasis will be placed on definitions, proper usage, spelling, and pronunciation. They will study word structure and parts, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as symbols and abbreviations. They will examine medical terms from each of the body's main systems, including skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and lymphatic systems, and sensory organs. In addition, students will learn proper terminology for common tests, procedures, pharmacology, disease, and conditions.

Prerequisites: Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students will be introduced to basic medical language and terminology that they would need to enter a health care field. Emphasis will be placed on definitions, proper usage, spelling, and pronunciation. They will study word structure and parts, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as symbols and abbreviations. They will examine medical terms from each of the body's main systems, including skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and lymphatic systems, and sensory organs. In addition, students will learn proper terminology for common tests, procedures, pharmacology, disease, and conditions.

Math

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
1.00 Algebra 1 S1 and S2 Core Math Yes
Prerequisites: Pre-algebra or Algebra in middle school or a strong grade in 8th grade math.

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you. This class is taken over 2 quarters and earns 1 high school math credit when completed. If you are concerned about which math class would be the best class to enroll in, please contact your math teacher or school counselor for help.

Prerequisites: Pre-algebra or Algebra in middle school or a strong grade in 8th grade math.

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you. This class is taken over 2 quarters and earns 1 high school math credit when completed. If you are concerned about which math class would be the best class to enroll in, please contact your math teacher or school counselor for help.

2.00 Algebra 1A S1 & S2 , Algebra 1B S1 & S2 Core Math Yes
Prerequisites: For students who were in Math 1-3 in middle school or struggle a bit with math

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you. This class is taken over 4 quarters and earns 2 high school math credits when completed. If you are concerned about which math class would be the best class to enroll in, please contact your math teacher or your school counselor for help.

Prerequisites: For students who were in Math 1-3 in middle school or struggle a bit with math

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you. This class is taken over 4 quarters and earns 2 high school math credits when completed. If you are concerned about which math class would be the best class to enroll in, please contact your math teacher or your school counselor for help.

1.00 Algebra II Core Math Yes
Prerequisites: Geometry

This course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students' journey through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their peers on specific lessons. Algebra 2 is an advanced course using hands-on activities, applications, group interactions, and the latest technology.

Prerequisites: Geometry

This course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students' journey through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their peers on specific lessons. Algebra 2 is an advanced course using hands-on activities, applications, group interactions, and the latest technology.

1.00 Geometry Core Math Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra 1

One day in 2580 B.C., a very serious architect stood on a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans called for creating a structure 480 feet, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better our architect understood geometry, the better were his chances for staying alive. Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to bank highways and build bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, we'll take you on a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving. This course is all about points, lines and planes. Just as importantly, this course is about acquiring a basic tool for understanding and manipulating the real world around you.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

One day in 2580 B.C., a very serious architect stood on a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans called for creating a structure 480 feet, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better our architect understood geometry, the better were his chances for staying alive. Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to bank highways and build bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, we'll take you on a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving. This course is all about points, lines and planes. Just as importantly, this course is about acquiring a basic tool for understanding and manipulating the real world around you.

1.00 Pre-Algebra Core Math Yes
Prerequisites: Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation

Pre-Algebra A will help students move from the world of simple mathematics to the exciting world of Algebra and Geometry. They will develop skills that will be necessary throughout their life. Students will stretch their thinking by learning to solve real world problems.Learning math and algebra concepts can be fun. Abstract ideas can be challenging for many students but the challenge is one they can meet. Concepts are presented with a little humor, making the learning fun. Students will enjoy learning each new concept and develop a deeper understanding of the math skills they already have. Each concept is presented using examples of the skills, concepts, and strategies students will need. Scaffolding of ideas is provided to ensure student learning. The course is offered in a six-unit format containing 5 lessons each for a total of 30 lessons. Students will study text pages, watch videos, interact with flash presentations, and complete practice problems. The pace is controlled by the student and reviewing the material is encouraged.

Prerequisites: Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation

Pre-Algebra A will help students move from the world of simple mathematics to the exciting world of Algebra and Geometry. They will develop skills that will be necessary throughout their life. Students will stretch their thinking by learning to solve real world problems.Learning math and algebra concepts can be fun. Abstract ideas can be challenging for many students but the challenge is one they can meet. Concepts are presented with a little humor, making the learning fun. Students will enjoy learning each new concept and develop a deeper understanding of the math skills they already have. Each concept is presented using examples of the skills, concepts, and strategies students will need. Scaffolding of ideas is provided to ensure student learning. The course is offered in a six-unit format containing 5 lessons each for a total of 30 lessons. Students will study text pages, watch videos, interact with flash presentations, and complete practice problems. The pace is controlled by the student and reviewing the material is encouraged.

1.00 Calculus (A and B) (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Math Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus or Trigonometry

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive text and graphing software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, and the applications of derivatives and integrals.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus or Trigonometry

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive text and graphing software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, and the applications of derivatives and integrals.

0.25 Math Lab Electives Math None
Prerequisites: None

This personalized math program will teach you the skills you need to be successful and excel in math. Can be taken up to 4 times. Please contact your school counselor to enroll in this class.

Prerequisites: None

This personalized math program will teach you the skills you need to be successful and excel in math. Can be taken up to 4 times. Please contact your school counselor to enroll in this class.

1.00 Mathematics Electives Math Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra & Geometry

The total weight of two beluga whales and three orca whales is 36,000 pounds. The weight of each whale could be determined with just one additional fact. The Liberal Arts Math course provides all the math tools needed to answer this weighty question. The setting for this course is an amusement park with animals, rides, and games. The student's job is to apply what they learn to dozens of real-world scenarios. . Equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities can sometimes be dull, but not in this class! The park guide (teacher) takes each student on a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living. Students should come ready to reinforce and grow their existing algebra and geometry skills to learn complex algebraic and geometric concepts they will need needed for further study of mathematics.

Prerequisites: Algebra & Geometry

The total weight of two beluga whales and three orca whales is 36,000 pounds. The weight of each whale could be determined with just one additional fact. The Liberal Arts Math course provides all the math tools needed to answer this weighty question. The setting for this course is an amusement park with animals, rides, and games. The student's job is to apply what they learn to dozens of real-world scenarios. . Equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities can sometimes be dull, but not in this class! The park guide (teacher) takes each student on a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living. Students should come ready to reinforce and grow their existing algebra and geometry skills to learn complex algebraic and geometric concepts they will need needed for further study of mathematics.

1.00 Pre-Calculus (includes trigonometry) Electives Math Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry

Dive deeper into your knowledge of functions by analyzing their key features and combining them to solve real-world problems. Learn about trigonometric functions and their applications, along with new ways to use the coordinate plane to represent different types of functions. Apply these skills to discover the power mathematics has in everyday life and to prepare for advanced mathematical studies in college or your future career.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry

Dive deeper into your knowledge of functions by analyzing their key features and combining them to solve real-world problems. Learn about trigonometric functions and their applications, along with new ways to use the coordinate plane to represent different types of functions. Apply these skills to discover the power mathematics has in everyday life and to prepare for advanced mathematical studies in college or your future career.

1.00 AP Calculus AB Honors/AP Math Yes
Prerequisites: Before studying calculus, all students should complete four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students: courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive course framework combines with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, differential equations, and the applications of derivatives and integrals. An Advanced Placement (AP) course in calculus consists of a full high school year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning. Most colleges and universities offer a sequence of several courses in calculus, and entering students are placed within this sequence according to the extent of their preparation, as measured by the results of an AP examination or other criteria.

Prerequisites: Before studying calculus, all students should complete four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students: courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive course framework combines with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, differential equations, and the applications of derivatives and integrals. An Advanced Placement (AP) course in calculus consists of a full high school year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning. Most colleges and universities offer a sequence of several courses in calculus, and entering students are placed within this sequence according to the extent of their preparation, as measured by the results of an AP examination or other criteria.

1.00 AP Calculus BC Honors/AP Math Yes
Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive course framework combines with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, differential equations, and the applications of derivatives and integrals. An Advanced Placement (AP) course in calculus consists of a full high school year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning. Most colleges and universities offer a sequence of several courses in calculus, and entering students are placed within this sequence according to the extent of their preparation, as measured by the results of an AP examination or other criteria.

Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive course framework combines with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, differential equations, and the applications of derivatives and integrals. An Advanced Placement (AP) course in calculus consists of a full high school year of work that is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both, from institutions of higher learning. Most colleges and universities offer a sequence of several courses in calculus, and entering students are placed within this sequence according to the extent of their preparation, as measured by the results of an AP examination or other criteria.

1.00 AP Statistics Honors/AP Math Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra II

This course offers a combination of assessment and instruction in an online environment containing but not limited to the areas of exploring data, sampling and experimentation by planning and conducting studies, anticipating patterns using probability and simulation, and using statistical inference to analyze data and draw conclusions. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a deep understanding of the concepts of statistics to prepare them for the AP Statistics Exam and for future higher education statistics courses.

Prerequisites: Algebra II

This course offers a combination of assessment and instruction in an online environment containing but not limited to the areas of exploring data, sampling and experimentation by planning and conducting studies, anticipating patterns using probability and simulation, and using statistical inference to analyze data and draw conclusions. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a deep understanding of the concepts of statistics to prepare them for the AP Statistics Exam and for future higher education statistics courses.

1.00 Honors Algebra 1 Honors/AP Math None
Prerequisites: None

Algebra is also offered as an honors class. Please speak to your algebra teacher or school counselor to request enrollment in this class.

Prerequisites: None

Algebra is also offered as an honors class. Please speak to your algebra teacher or school counselor to request enrollment in this class.

1.00 Honors Geometry Honors/AP Math None
Prerequisites: None

Geometry is also offered as an honors class. Please speak to your geometry teacher or school counselor to request enrollment in this class.

Prerequisites: None

Geometry is also offered as an honors class. Please speak to your geometry teacher or school counselor to request enrollment in this class.

Music

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Beginning Piano I & II Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

0.50 Intermediate Piano I & II Electives Music Yes
Prerequisites: Beginning Piano I & II

Have you completed Beginning Piano and want to continue learning more? Intermediate Piano is for you! In this class, you will continue using Hoffman Academy to learn more piano and music theory skills, more challenging music, and more fun songs. You will primarily work independently, with regular check-ins. In Intermediate Piano, you will perform for the class (live or recorded) and the teacher as you work on developing those performance skills and get better and better at piano!

Prerequisites: Beginning Piano I & II

Have you completed Beginning Piano and want to continue learning more? Intermediate Piano is for you! In this class, you will continue using Hoffman Academy to learn more piano and music theory skills, more challenging music, and more fun songs. You will primarily work independently, with regular check-ins. In Intermediate Piano, you will perform for the class (live or recorded) and the teacher as you work on developing those performance skills and get better and better at piano!

0.50 Music: Guitar 1 Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a professional musician, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will take you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

Prerequisites: None

Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a professional musician, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will take you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

0.50 Music of the World Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

This course will look at musical examples from cultures around the world, from Polynesia to America. We will explore a variety of songs in detail, studying each song’s use of the elements of music, as well as the function of music in various cultural and social situations. This course will cover some Western music but will focus primarily on folk and popular styles of music. Students will gain exposure to the music of various cultures. Students will also develop critical listening skills as they explore different musical experiences. No previous musical experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

This course will look at musical examples from cultures around the world, from Polynesia to America. We will explore a variety of songs in detail, studying each song’s use of the elements of music, as well as the function of music in various cultural and social situations. This course will cover some Western music but will focus primarily on folk and popular styles of music. Students will gain exposure to the music of various cultures. Students will also develop critical listening skills as they explore different musical experiences. No previous musical experience is required!

0.50 Music: Ukulele 1 (Offered next in 24-25) Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required. *Offered next in 24-25*

Prerequisites: None

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required. *Offered next in 24-25*

0.50 Music & You: Independent Study Electives Music Yes
Prerequisites: By instructor permission

Do you have a love of music? Do you have a musical specialty? Work with our music teacher to prepare an individualized program to help you develop your musical talents in an area of musical interest to you. In Independent Study Music, students who have already demonstrated success in prior music classes will have an opportunity to further investigate an area of music that interests them - whether it be learning an instrument, composing, or researching! Students will create a learning goal and design their learning plan for the quarter, with teacher approval. From there, students will work on their independent learning plan, share their progress with classmates, and present their results to the class!

Prerequisites: By instructor permission

Do you have a love of music? Do you have a musical specialty? Work with our music teacher to prepare an individualized program to help you develop your musical talents in an area of musical interest to you. In Independent Study Music, students who have already demonstrated success in prior music classes will have an opportunity to further investigate an area of music that interests them - whether it be learning an instrument, composing, or researching! Students will create a learning goal and design their learning plan for the quarter, with teacher approval. From there, students will work on their independent learning plan, share their progress with classmates, and present their results to the class!

Other Classes

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 ACT Prep Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

The state of Wisconsin requires all students to take the ACT test during their junior year of high school. This course will help prepare students to do their best on the ACT exam. iForward will purchase the Official Online ACT class for each of our students to prepare for this important exam.

Prerequisites: None

The state of Wisconsin requires all students to take the ACT test during their junior year of high school. This course will help prepare students to do their best on the ACT exam. iForward will purchase the Official Online ACT class for each of our students to prepare for this important exam.

0.50 Career Planning Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

The Career Planning course guides students through the essential elements of the career planning process and the development of a defined career plan. Students will consider the many factors that impact career success and satisfaction. Using a process of investigation, research, and self-discovery, students will acquire the understandings critical to the career planning process. Upon completion of the course, students will have created a practical and comprehensive college or career transition portfolio that reflects their skills and abilities, as well as their interests, values, and goals.

Prerequisites: None

The Career Planning course guides students through the essential elements of the career planning process and the development of a defined career plan. Students will consider the many factors that impact career success and satisfaction. Using a process of investigation, research, and self-discovery, students will acquire the understandings critical to the career planning process. Upon completion of the course, students will have created a practical and comprehensive college or career transition portfolio that reflects their skills and abilities, as well as their interests, values, and goals.

0.25 Freshman Academy Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: For students in 9th Grade

This course is part of our freshman transition program and is designed to help students gain tools to be successful in high school and beyond. We study careers, different types of colleges and training, and lifestyles and skills to be successful in today’s economy. Students learn about the cost of living, complete interest and career inventories, learn how to search for scholarships and career information, and develop healthy study, work and relationship skills. This .25 credit course should have no outside of class homework if students utilize their time allotted in class to complete assignments.

Prerequisites: For students in 9th Grade

This course is part of our freshman transition program and is designed to help students gain tools to be successful in high school and beyond. We study careers, different types of colleges and training, and lifestyles and skills to be successful in today’s economy. Students learn about the cost of living, complete interest and career inventories, learn how to search for scholarships and career information, and develop healthy study, work and relationship skills. This .25 credit course should have no outside of class homework if students utilize their time allotted in class to complete assignments.

0.50 Leadership Skills Development I Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

0.50 Peer Counseling (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Are you the person that people come to for advice? Does it seem that your friends always talk to you about their problems? If so, Peer Counseling may be the perfect course for you. It offers ways for you to explore this valuable skill and better understand how it can make a difference in the lives of others. Helping people achieve their personal goals is one of life's most rewarding experiences, and Peer Counseling will show you the way to provide support, encouragement, and resource information. Learn how to observe others as a Peer Counselor as you carefully listen and offer constructive, empathic communication while enhancing your own communication skills.

Prerequisites: None

Are you the person that people come to for advice? Does it seem that your friends always talk to you about their problems? If so, Peer Counseling may be the perfect course for you. It offers ways for you to explore this valuable skill and better understand how it can make a difference in the lives of others. Helping people achieve their personal goals is one of life's most rewarding experiences, and Peer Counseling will show you the way to provide support, encouragement, and resource information. Learn how to observe others as a Peer Counselor as you carefully listen and offer constructive, empathic communication while enhancing your own communication skills.

0.50 Social Media: Our Connected World Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Do you have any social media accounts? Learn the ins and outs of such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more and how to use them for your benefit personally, academically, and, eventually, professionally. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

Prerequisites: None

Do you have any social media accounts? Learn the ins and outs of such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more and how to use them for your benefit personally, academically, and, eventually, professionally. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

0.50 World Cultures & Languages Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

This offers students a chance to look at a foreign language through Duolingo to determine if the language they choose is the right one for them. May be taken all 4 quarters. They must progress to a certain point in Duolingo and also attend live lessons studying a bit of history and culture on the country that speaks the language students choose to learn.

Prerequisites: None

This offers students a chance to look at a foreign language through Duolingo to determine if the language they choose is the right one for them. May be taken all 4 quarters. They must progress to a certain point in Duolingo and also attend live lessons studying a bit of history and culture on the country that speaks the language students choose to learn.

0.50 Yearbook Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Help your school create their yearbook and the senior PowerPoint that is played at graduation. We could use YOUR help to capture memories to last a lifetime.

Prerequisites: None

Help your school create their yearbook and the senior PowerPoint that is played at graduation. We could use YOUR help to capture memories to last a lifetime.

Physical Education

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Exercise Science Core Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course takes an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Through this course, students will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as proper principles and techniques to designing an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the student's comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

Prerequisites: None

This course takes an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Through this course, students will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as proper principles and techniques to designing an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the student's comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

0.50 Fitness Fundamentals I Core Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This is the first fitness class students at iForward must complete. This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: None

This is the first fitness class students at iForward must complete. This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

0.50 Individual Sports Core Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, hiking, yoga, dance, swimming, biking, and cross-training. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, hiking, yoga, dance, swimming, biking, and cross-training. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

0.50 Intro to Coaching Core Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition, and sports psychology, as well as safety, conditioning, and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition, and sports psychology, as well as safety, conditioning, and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

0.50 Personal Training Career Prep Core Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the role and responsibilities of a personal trainer. Students will learn the steps to become a personal trainer, including performing fitness assessments, designing safe and effective workouts, and proper nutrition principles. Concepts of communication and motivation will be discussed, as well as exercise modifications and adaptations for special populations. Students will also examine certification requirements, business and marketing procedures, and concerns about liability and ethics. In addition, throughout the course students will be able to explore various exercises, equipment, and tools that can be used for successful personal training. This course is recommended for grades 10-12. Personal Training Concepts is a recommended pre-requisite to this course.

Prerequisites: None

This course examines the role and responsibilities of a personal trainer. Students will learn the steps to become a personal trainer, including performing fitness assessments, designing safe and effective workouts, and proper nutrition principles. Concepts of communication and motivation will be discussed, as well as exercise modifications and adaptations for special populations. Students will also examine certification requirements, business and marketing procedures, and concerns about liability and ethics. In addition, throughout the course students will be able to explore various exercises, equipment, and tools that can be used for successful personal training. This course is recommended for grades 10-12. Personal Training Concepts is a recommended pre-requisite to this course.

0.50 Fitness Fundamentals 2 Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals 1: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals 1: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

0.50 Fitness Lifestyle Design Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Discover habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your current fitness level and nutrition knowledge and create a plan for achieving your individual goals.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Discover habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your current fitness level and nutrition knowledge and create a plan for achieving your individual goals.

0.50 Flexibility Training Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching, as well as touch on aspects of yoga and Pilates. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving flexibility training, as well as elements of cardio and strength training.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching, as well as touch on aspects of yoga and Pilates. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving flexibility training, as well as elements of cardio and strength training.

0.50 Lifetime and Leisure Sports (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of martial arts, Pilates, fencing, gymnastics, and water sports. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the components of fitness, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of martial arts, Pilates, fencing, gymnastics, and water sports. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the components of fitness, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

0.50 Personal Fitness Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Get an in-depth understanding of what real fitness requires and how you can best increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility. Explore the world of healthy living, and see how real fitness can be achieved through intention, effort, and knowledge.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Get an in-depth understanding of what real fitness requires and how you can best increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility. Explore the world of healthy living, and see how real fitness can be achieved through intention, effort, and knowledge.

0.50 Personal Training Concepts Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course examines basic concepts in fitness that are important for personal fitness, as well as necessary foundational information for any health or exercise career field. Areas of study include musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, terms of movement, basic biomechanics, health related components of fitness, FITT principles, functional fitness skills, safety and injury prevention, posture and technique, nutrition, and weight management.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course examines basic concepts in fitness that are important for personal fitness, as well as necessary foundational information for any health or exercise career field. Areas of study include musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, terms of movement, basic biomechanics, health related components of fitness, FITT principles, functional fitness skills, safety and injury prevention, posture and technique, nutrition, and weight management.

0.50 Strength Training Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Throughout this course, students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program and cross-training. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Throughout this course, students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program and cross-training. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training.

0.50 Walking Fitness Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Science

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
1.00 Biology Core Science Yes
Prerequisites: Physical Science

Biology (1.0 Required) The Biology course guides students through the study of living and non-living systems and how they interact with one another. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.

Prerequisites: Physical Science

Biology (1.0 Required) The Biology course guides students through the study of living and non-living systems and how they interact with one another. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.

0.50 Biotechnology 1 Core Science None
Prerequisites: None

If you love the idea of solving problems to make the world a better place, a career as a biotechnician may be for you. In this course, you'll learn the basics of lab safety, how to perform tasks crucial to experimentation, biological basics, and about the exciting careers available in the field of biotechnology. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear lab coats. Grab yours and let's get started!

Prerequisites: None

If you love the idea of solving problems to make the world a better place, a career as a biotechnician may be for you. In this course, you'll learn the basics of lab safety, how to perform tasks crucial to experimentation, biological basics, and about the exciting careers available in the field of biotechnology. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear lab coats. Grab yours and let's get started!

0.50 Biotechnology 2: Unlocking Nature's Secrets Core Science None
Prerequisites: None

In Biotechnology 1b: Unlocking Nature's Secrets, students build on your knowledge from Biotechnology 1a and learn how this field seeks to cure such deadly diseases as cancer and malaria, develop innovative medicine, and effectively feed the world through improved agricultural systems. Learn about some of the challenges biotechnology faces today, such as the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria and questions about the safety of commercially produced genetically modified organisms (GMOs). You'll research new biotechnologies and learn how they are changing the world we live in, including the environmental benefits of industrial biotechnology.

Prerequisites: None

In Biotechnology 1b: Unlocking Nature's Secrets, students build on your knowledge from Biotechnology 1a and learn how this field seeks to cure such deadly diseases as cancer and malaria, develop innovative medicine, and effectively feed the world through improved agricultural systems. Learn about some of the challenges biotechnology faces today, such as the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria and questions about the safety of commercially produced genetically modified organisms (GMOs). You'll research new biotechnologies and learn how they are changing the world we live in, including the environmental benefits of industrial biotechnology.

1.00 Chemistry Core Science Yes
Prerequisites: Physical Science and Biology

The high school chemistry course is a two-segment study of the foundations of chemistry, building on the concepts and scientific thinking laid in middle school science. Students use scientific inquiry and higher-order problem solving as they explore the composition, properties, and changes of matter and their applications through interactive simulations, engineering solutions, and virtual and hands-on experiences. Scientific inquiry, research, experimental procedures, data collection and analysis, and making inferences are an integral part of the learning experience. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Through phenomenon-based learning, students will be able to demonstrate a vast understanding of the importance of chemistry in the world, enabling them to apply these principles to their everyday lives and our global society.

Prerequisites: Physical Science and Biology

The high school chemistry course is a two-segment study of the foundations of chemistry, building on the concepts and scientific thinking laid in middle school science. Students use scientific inquiry and higher-order problem solving as they explore the composition, properties, and changes of matter and their applications through interactive simulations, engineering solutions, and virtual and hands-on experiences. Scientific inquiry, research, experimental procedures, data collection and analysis, and making inferences are an integral part of the learning experience. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Through phenomenon-based learning, students will be able to demonstrate a vast understanding of the importance of chemistry in the world, enabling them to apply these principles to their everyday lives and our global society.

1.00 Physics Core Science Yes
Prerequisites: Physical Science and Biology

In each module of Physics 1, students discover the contributions of scientific geniuses like Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Through their work, students learn the concepts, theories, and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy, and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Using laboratory activities, simulations, images, and interactive elements, students follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers.

Prerequisites: Physical Science and Biology

In each module of Physics 1, students discover the contributions of scientific geniuses like Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Through their work, students learn the concepts, theories, and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy, and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Using laboratory activities, simulations, images, and interactive elements, students follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers.

1.00 Physical Science Core Science None
Prerequisites: None

Physical Science (1.0 Required) This course is designed as an interactive, 21st-century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives. Either Physical Science or Chemistry is required for graduation.

Prerequisites: None

Physical Science (1.0 Required) This course is designed as an interactive, 21st-century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives. Either Physical Science or Chemistry is required for graduation.

0.50 Renewable Technologies: Introduction Core Science None
Prerequisites: None

Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world's growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

Prerequisites: None

Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world's growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

0.50 SSEP: Real World Science Core Science None
Prerequisites: None

Required in Q1 of the 9th Grade Year. The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) was launched in June 2010 by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in strategic partnership with NanoRacks, LLC. It is a remarkable U.S. national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative that gives students the ability to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station. Each community participating in SSEP conducts a local Flight Experiment Design Competition, with their student teams competing to fly an experiment in low Earth orbit in a real research mini-laboratory reserved just for their community. The competition is conducted through formal submission of real research proposals by the community’s student teams—just like professional researchers. Students can design experiments in diverse fields, including: seed germination, crystal growth, physiology and life cycles of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria), cell biology and growth, food studies, and studies of micro-aquatic life. Content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experiment design. A suite of SSEP program elements—the Community Program—leverages the flight experiment design competition to engage the entire community, embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education. For school districts—even individual schools—SSEP provides an opportunity to implement a systemic, high caliber STEM education program tailored to community need. SSEP is designed to inspire and engage America’s next generation of scientists and engineers, and it is accomplished by providing each participating community their own very real Space Program.

Prerequisites: None

Required in Q1 of the 9th Grade Year. The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) was launched in June 2010 by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in strategic partnership with NanoRacks, LLC. It is a remarkable U.S. national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative that gives students the ability to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station. Each community participating in SSEP conducts a local Flight Experiment Design Competition, with their student teams competing to fly an experiment in low Earth orbit in a real research mini-laboratory reserved just for their community. The competition is conducted through formal submission of real research proposals by the community’s student teams—just like professional researchers. Students can design experiments in diverse fields, including: seed germination, crystal growth, physiology and life cycles of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria), cell biology and growth, food studies, and studies of micro-aquatic life. Content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experiment design. A suite of SSEP program elements—the Community Program—leverages the flight experiment design competition to engage the entire community, embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education. For school districts—even individual schools—SSEP provides an opportunity to implement a systemic, high caliber STEM education program tailored to community need. SSEP is designed to inspire and engage America’s next generation of scientists and engineers, and it is accomplished by providing each participating community their own very real Space Program.

0.50 Basic Anatomy (Dual Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College Science None
Prerequisites: None

Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Students correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. This course is intended for programs that involve indirect patient care, i.e., Health Information Technology, Clinical Coding, etc. This is not an acceptable course in health-related programs that involve direct patient care, i.e., Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, etc. This course is not acceptable as a course substitution for 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology.

Prerequisites: None

Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Students correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. This course is intended for programs that involve indirect patient care, i.e., Health Information Technology, Clinical Coding, etc. This is not an acceptable course in health-related programs that involve direct patient care, i.e., Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, etc. This course is not acceptable as a course substitution for 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology.

0.50 Principles of Sustainability (Dual Credit) Dual Credit: High School / College Science None
Prerequisites: None

Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability.

Prerequisites: None

Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability.

0.50 Astronomy: Exploring the Universe (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Science None
Prerequisites: None

Dive deeper into the universe and develop a lifelong passion for space exploration and investigation. Become familiar with the inner and outer planets of the solar system as well as the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Additional topics include space travel and settlements as well as the formation of planets.

Prerequisites: None

Dive deeper into the universe and develop a lifelong passion for space exploration and investigation. Become familiar with the inner and outer planets of the solar system as well as the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Additional topics include space travel and settlements as well as the formation of planets.

0.50 Astronomy: Introduction (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Science None
Prerequisites: None

This course will include topics such as astronomy's history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Further knowledge is gained through the study of galaxies, stars, and the origin of the universe

Prerequisites: None

This course will include topics such as astronomy's history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Further knowledge is gained through the study of galaxies, stars, and the origin of the universe

0.50 Earth Space Science Electives Science None
Prerequisites: None

Earth/Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students will explore the earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, crysosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. Students will learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

Prerequisites: None

Earth/Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students will explore the earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, crysosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. Students will learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

0.50 Forensic Science 1: Secrets of the Dead (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

0.50 Forensics Science 2: More Secrets of the Dead (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined. Forensic Science 1 does not have to be completed before taking this class.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined. Forensic Science 1 does not have to be completed before taking this class.

0.50 Forestry and Natural Resources Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Forests and other natural resources play an important role in our world, from providing lumber and paper products to providing habitat for birds and animals. In the Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources course, you will learn more about forest ecology, management, and conservation. You will explore topics such as environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management. Finally, you will learn more about forestry-related careers and important issues facing forestry professionals today.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Forests and other natural resources play an important role in our world, from providing lumber and paper products to providing habitat for birds and animals. In the Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources course, you will learn more about forest ecology, management, and conservation. You will explore topics such as environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management. Finally, you will learn more about forestry-related careers and important issues facing forestry professionals today.

0.50 Great Minds in Science: Ideas for a Generation Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Is there life on other planets? What extremes can the human body endure? Can we solve the problem of global warming? Today, scientists, explorers, and writers are working to answer all of these questions. Like Edison, Einstein, Curie, and Newton, the scientists of today are asking questions and working on problems that may revolutionize our lives and world. This course focuses on 10 of today's greatest scientific minds. Each unit takes an in-depth look at one of these individuals, and shows how their ideas may help to shape tomorrow's world.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

Is there life on other planets? What extremes can the human body endure? Can we solve the problem of global warming? Today, scientists, explorers, and writers are working to answer all of these questions. Like Edison, Einstein, Curie, and Newton, the scientists of today are asking questions and working on problems that may revolutionize our lives and world. This course focuses on 10 of today's greatest scientific minds. Each unit takes an in-depth look at one of these individuals, and shows how their ideas may help to shape tomorrow's world.

1.00 Marine Science I S1 Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

From tiny puddles to vast oceans, water allows for processes that impact all things around us from wildlife and the air we breathe to our health and more! In this course, you will examine the essential nature of water and how its special properties support all life on Earth. Through the lens of the Scientific Method, you will engage with scientific inquiry to study aquatic ecosystems and how water, land, and weather all work together to create unique living environments. You will also learn about scientists who were critical to aquatic science and how to form valid and reliable conclusions from your study of water like they did. Let’s dive in and see what makes water vital to life.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

From tiny puddles to vast oceans, water allows for processes that impact all things around us from wildlife and the air we breathe to our health and more! In this course, you will examine the essential nature of water and how its special properties support all life on Earth. Through the lens of the Scientific Method, you will engage with scientific inquiry to study aquatic ecosystems and how water, land, and weather all work together to create unique living environments. You will also learn about scientists who were critical to aquatic science and how to form valid and reliable conclusions from your study of water like they did. Let’s dive in and see what makes water vital to life.

1.00 Marine Science I S2 Electives Science None
Prerequisites: None

Water is the flowing lifeline of the Earth, and it impacts the life of every living creature. But have you ever stopped to think about human’ impact on water? In this course, you will discover more about the role we play in both threatening and protecting water sources. You will explore climate change and other events that concern Earth’s water sources and expand your knowledge of marine science careers. You will also plan and execute a cumulative research project exploring an aquatic environment near you using the Scientific Method. Let’s dive in and continue your exploration of the World’s water!

Prerequisites: None

Water is the flowing lifeline of the Earth, and it impacts the life of every living creature. But have you ever stopped to think about human’ impact on water? In this course, you will discover more about the role we play in both threatening and protecting water sources. You will explore climate change and other events that concern Earth’s water sources and expand your knowledge of marine science careers. You will also plan and execute a cumulative research project exploring an aquatic environment near you using the Scientific Method. Let’s dive in and continue your exploration of the World’s water!

0.50 Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times, we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times, we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

1.00 AP Biology Honors/AP Science Yes
Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Students will be provided with a foundation for developing an understanding for biological concepts through scientific inquiry, investigations, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, real-world applications, writing analytical essays, statistical analysis, interpreting and collecting data. The key big ideas of the AP Biology course are system interactions, evolution, energetics, information storage, and transmission. Students will participate in a variety of engaging activities that enhance their mastery of biology concepts.

Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Students will be provided with a foundation for developing an understanding for biological concepts through scientific inquiry, investigations, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, real-world applications, writing analytical essays, statistical analysis, interpreting and collecting data. The key big ideas of the AP Biology course are system interactions, evolution, energetics, information storage, and transmission. Students will participate in a variety of engaging activities that enhance their mastery of biology concepts.

1.00 AP Environmental Science Honors/AP Science None
Prerequisites: None

AP Environmental Science provides students with a global view of their world and their role in it. It examines the scientific principles and concepts required to understand the interrelationships between ocean, land, and atmosphere that guide the natural world and allow Earth to be a planet suitable for life. Laboratory activities within the course support their learning of these relationships through reflective, hands-on, or virtual experiences. In addition, students identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made, determining their own ecological footprint in the world to discover how their activities affect the world around them. They evaluate the relative risks associated with environmental problems and examine alternative solutions, such as clean energy, sustainable practices, and conservation, for resolving or preventing future environmental problems.

Prerequisites: None

AP Environmental Science provides students with a global view of their world and their role in it. It examines the scientific principles and concepts required to understand the interrelationships between ocean, land, and atmosphere that guide the natural world and allow Earth to be a planet suitable for life. Laboratory activities within the course support their learning of these relationships through reflective, hands-on, or virtual experiences. In addition, students identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made, determining their own ecological footprint in the world to discover how their activities affect the world around them. They evaluate the relative risks associated with environmental problems and examine alternative solutions, such as clean energy, sustainable practices, and conservation, for resolving or preventing future environmental problems.

1.00 Honors Chemistry Honors/AP Science None
Prerequisites: None

Chemistry I and Chemistry I Honors are rigorous and not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 6-10 hours per week designated to be successful. It is designed as an interactive, 21st-century course focusing on Chemistry. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives. Chemistry is offered as an honors course. Please talk to your teacher or guidance counselor to enroll in this course.

Prerequisites: None

Chemistry I and Chemistry I Honors are rigorous and not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 6-10 hours per week designated to be successful. It is designed as an interactive, 21st-century course focusing on Chemistry. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives. Chemistry is offered as an honors course. Please talk to your teacher or guidance counselor to enroll in this course.

Senior Courses

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Senior iForward Electives Senior Courses Yes
Prerequisites: The student must be a high school senior to compete this class.

iForward's "Senior iForward" course embodies several elements of learning and planning around the student's current goals and future plans. The three major elements are: (1) the student's Senior Community Volunteer Service Project, (2) completion of the Post-High School & Beyond Plan, and (3) development, maintenance, and completion of the Senior Student Portfolio and Presentation.

Prerequisites: The student must be a high school senior to compete this class.

iForward's "Senior iForward" course embodies several elements of learning and planning around the student's current goals and future plans. The three major elements are: (1) the student's Senior Community Volunteer Service Project, (2) completion of the Post-High School & Beyond Plan, and (3) development, maintenance, and completion of the Senior Student Portfolio and Presentation.

Social Studies

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 American Government Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

This class is required for graduation. It is usually completed during the fourth year of high school. Responsible citizenship, including civil and political participation is essential to maintain a representative government that truly represents the people of the United States. In this course, students learn about the structure of government and how it shares power at the local, state and federal levels. This course also explores founding principles that inspired the Constitution and Bill of Rights, preserving the freedoms that students experience daily. Students will examine the processes of each branch of government, the election process, and how citizens can impact public policy. The media, interest groups and influential citizens provide examples of how the government can be effected by informed and active participants. Students will examine the U.S. Court system, and become a part of the process by participating in the judicial decision making process. They will also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world, through domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights policy. Completion of this course will allow you to act as an informed citizen who is ready to participate in the American democracy!

Prerequisites: None

This class is required for graduation. It is usually completed during the fourth year of high school. Responsible citizenship, including civil and political participation is essential to maintain a representative government that truly represents the people of the United States. In this course, students learn about the structure of government and how it shares power at the local, state and federal levels. This course also explores founding principles that inspired the Constitution and Bill of Rights, preserving the freedoms that students experience daily. Students will examine the processes of each branch of government, the election process, and how citizens can impact public policy. The media, interest groups and influential citizens provide examples of how the government can be effected by informed and active participants. Students will examine the U.S. Court system, and become a part of the process by participating in the judicial decision making process. They will also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world, through domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights policy. Completion of this course will allow you to act as an informed citizen who is ready to participate in the American democracy!

0.50 Economics with Financial Literacy Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Economic decisions affect us every day of our lives. Understanding economics means thinking about how scarcity, or limited resources, requires us to make choices and evaluate our options. In this course, you will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. You will understand how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect you and others. As you progress through the course, you will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. In addition, you will learn the practical skills of managing money and making sound personal financial decisions.

Prerequisites: None

Economic decisions affect us every day of our lives. Understanding economics means thinking about how scarcity, or limited resources, requires us to make choices and evaluate our options. In this course, you will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. You will understand how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect you and others. As you progress through the course, you will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. In addition, you will learn the practical skills of managing money and making sound personal financial decisions.

0.50 Law Studies Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

How do law and the U.S. legal system affect your daily life? In this course, you will examine aspects of the foundations of the U.S. legal system as well as different types of law including civil, criminal, family, and consumer law. You will analyze key principles underlying law such as justice and how the state and federal court systems work to fulfill these principles.

Prerequisites: None

How do law and the U.S. legal system affect your daily life? In this course, you will examine aspects of the foundations of the U.S. legal system as well as different types of law including civil, criminal, family, and consumer law. You will analyze key principles underlying law such as justice and how the state and federal court systems work to fulfill these principles.

0.50 Social Problems Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Students will learn more about the challenges facing societies and the relationships between societies, governments, and individuals in these areas. Each unit will focus on a particular area of social concern, often with a global view, and examine possible solutions at both a structural and individual level.

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn more about the challenges facing societies and the relationships between societies, governments, and individuals in these areas. Each unit will focus on a particular area of social concern, often with a global view, and examine possible solutions at both a structural and individual level.

0.50 Social Problems II Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

The Social Problems II course continues to examine the social problems that affect individuals and societies in the world today. Students learn about the overall structure of the social problem as well as how it impacts their lives. Each unit focuses on a particular social problem, including racial discrimination, drug abuse, the loss of community, and urban sprawl, and discusses possible solutions at both individual and structural levels. Students examine the connections in each issue between societies, individuals, governments, and the global arena.

Prerequisites: None

The Social Problems II course continues to examine the social problems that affect individuals and societies in the world today. Students learn about the overall structure of the social problem as well as how it impacts their lives. Each unit focuses on a particular social problem, including racial discrimination, drug abuse, the loss of community, and urban sprawl, and discusses possible solutions at both individual and structural levels. Students examine the connections in each issue between societies, individuals, governments, and the global arena.

1.00 US History Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

American History (Required 1.0 credit to graduate) Usually completed in the third year of high school. The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

Prerequisites: None

American History (Required 1.0 credit to graduate) Usually completed in the third year of high school. The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

1.00 World Geography Core Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

The student will be taught to use the basic skills of map reading and development, geographic technology, and the recognition of geographic themes to make sense of the world. The course examines world regions including the nations, people, and cultures of the Americas and Western Europe.

Prerequisites: None

The student will be taught to use the basic skills of map reading and development, geographic technology, and the recognition of geographic themes to make sense of the world. The course examines world regions including the nations, people, and cultures of the Americas and Western Europe.

0.50 African American History Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Tracing the accomplishments and obstacles of African Americans from the slave trade, through emancipation, to the modern African diaspora, students will learn about the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural factors that have influenced African American life.

Prerequisites: None

Tracing the accomplishments and obstacles of African Americans from the slave trade, through emancipation, to the modern African diaspora, students will learn about the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural factors that have influenced African American life.

0.50 Anthropology I: Uncovering Human Mysteries (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess (Margaret Mead). The aim of anthropology is to use a broad approach to gain an understanding of our past, present, future and address the problems humans face in biological, social and cultural life. This course will explore the evolution, similarity, and diversity of humankind through time. It will look at how we have evolved from a biologically and culturally weak species to one that has the ability to cause catastrophic change Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the world will also be presented in the course.

Prerequisites: None

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess (Margaret Mead). The aim of anthropology is to use a broad approach to gain an understanding of our past, present, future and address the problems humans face in biological, social and cultural life. This course will explore the evolution, similarity, and diversity of humankind through time. It will look at how we have evolved from a biologically and culturally weak species to one that has the ability to cause catastrophic change Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the world will also be presented in the course.

0.50 Anthropology II: More Human Mysteries Uncovered (Offered Next in 24-25) Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Anthropology has helped us better understand cultures around the world and through different time periods. This course continues the study of global cultures and the ways that humans have made sense of their world. We will examine some of the ways that cultures have understood and given meaning to different stages of life and death. The course will also examine the creation of art within cultures and examine how cultures evolve and change over time. Finally, we will apply the concepts and insights learned from the study of anthropology to several cultures found in the world today. You do not need to take anthropology I before you take this class.

Prerequisites: None

Anthropology has helped us better understand cultures around the world and through different time periods. This course continues the study of global cultures and the ways that humans have made sense of their world. We will examine some of the ways that cultures have understood and given meaning to different stages of life and death. The course will also examine the creation of art within cultures and examine how cultures evolve and change over time. Finally, we will apply the concepts and insights learned from the study of anthropology to several cultures found in the world today. You do not need to take anthropology I before you take this class.

0.50 Archaeology: Detectives of the Past Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The field of archeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on this techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artefacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items.

Prerequisites: None

George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The field of archeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on this techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artefacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items.

0.50 Criminal Justice Operations Electives Social Studies None