Agriculture (CTE)

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Agriscience I 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.

0.50 Agriscience II: Sustaining Human Life Electives Agriculture (CTE) Yes
Prerequisites: Agriscience I is suggested but not required

Science and technology are revolutionizing many areas of our lives, and agriculture is no exception! From aquaculture to genetic engineering, agriscience is finding new ways to better produce and manage plants, animals, and other natural resources. In Agriscience II, you will build on your existing knowledge of plant and animal science and delve deeper into important areas such as soil science and weed management. You will also explore research on plant and animal diseases as well as the insects and other pests that can impact agricultural enterprises and natural resources.

Prerequisites: Agriscience I is suggested but not required

Science and technology are revolutionizing many areas of our lives, and agriculture is no exception! From aquaculture to genetic engineering, agriscience is finding new ways to better produce and manage plants, animals, and other natural resources. In Agriscience II, you will build on your existing knowledge of plant and animal science and delve deeper into important areas such as soil science and weed management. You will also explore research on plant and animal diseases as well as the insects and other pests that can impact agricultural enterprises and natural resources.

0.50 Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Electives Agriculture (CTE) None
Prerequisites: None

Did you know that the world’s population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in! Through the study of Principles of Agriculture: Food and Natural Resources, you will gain a stronger sense of how food ends up on the plate and how we can maximize the foods and natural resources the earth provides. You’ll learn more about agriculture’s history, animal husbandry, plant science, and natural resources, and you’ll be better prepared for your part in sustaining the world.

Prerequisites: None

Did you know that the world’s population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in! Through the study of Principles of Agriculture: Food and Natural Resources, you will gain a stronger sense of how food ends up on the plate and how we can maximize the foods and natural resources the earth provides. You’ll learn more about agriculture’s history, animal husbandry, plant science, and natural resources, and you’ll be better prepared for your part in sustaining the world.

Art

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 2D Art - Comic Book Exploration Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Where do superheroes come from? They live in the action-filled pages of comic books. Who gives them their superpowers? It?s the creative artist who puts energy and excitement into every drawing. In this course, students learn how to create superheroes and discover the power in their pencils. Students learn the tools, tricks, and techniques of how professional artists create people and objects that leap off the page. Students begin with a sketchbook to learn how to visualize ideas and communicate those ideas using lines, colors, composition, and perspective. The end result is a portfolio of the student?s original artwork. In this one-segment course, students investigate the creative processes used by all artists; learn how to analyze, interpret, and evaluate art; and create portfolios of work that demonstrate their own skill and creativity as artists. To be successful in the course, students will need access to a scanner or a digital camera and basic art supplies.

Prerequisites: None

Where do superheroes come from? They live in the action-filled pages of comic books. Who gives them their superpowers? It?s the creative artist who puts energy and excitement into every drawing. In this course, students learn how to create superheroes and discover the power in their pencils. Students learn the tools, tricks, and techniques of how professional artists create people and objects that leap off the page. Students begin with a sketchbook to learn how to visualize ideas and communicate those ideas using lines, colors, composition, and perspective. The end result is a portfolio of the student?s original artwork. In this one-segment course, students investigate the creative processes used by all artists; learn how to analyze, interpret, and evaluate art; and create portfolios of work that demonstrate their own skill and creativity as artists. To be successful in the course, students will need access to a scanner or a digital camera and basic art supplies.

0.50 3D Modeling with Blender Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Are you interested in a career in technology? Are you curious about working in fields like virtual reality, video game design, marketing, television and motion pictures, or digital imaging? If so, this course in 3D Modeling is a great place to start as it is the foundation for all these career paths. Gain a deeper understanding of graphic design and illustration as you use 3D animation software to create virtual three-dimensional design projects. Hone in on your drawing, photography, and 3D construction techniques and develop the skills needed to navigate within a 3D digital modeling workspace. This course is an excellent introduction to careers in the fast-growing field of technology and design.

Prerequisites: None

Are you interested in a career in technology? Are you curious about working in fields like virtual reality, video game design, marketing, television and motion pictures, or digital imaging? If so, this course in 3D Modeling is a great place to start as it is the foundation for all these career paths. Gain a deeper understanding of graphic design and illustration as you use 3D animation software to create virtual three-dimensional design projects. Hone in on your drawing, photography, and 3D construction techniques and develop the skills needed to navigate within a 3D digital modeling workspace. This course is an excellent introduction to careers in the fast-growing field of technology and design.

0.50 A Taste of Animation Electives Art 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 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 AP Art History S1 Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

This is the first part of a two-part class. Both parts must be taken for AP credit. 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 is the first part of a two-part class. Both parts must be taken for AP credit. 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 is part 2 of a two-part class. 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 is part 2 of a two-part class. 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 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 Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn't seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-ups, and action photographs. Materials Manual camera or digital camera with manual settings. The camera needs to allow for the mode, shutter speed, and aperture to be adjusted. (A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture). Tripod (or necessary item(s) to create a stable foundation such as a table). Reflector (white paper, poster board, sheets, or a wall can also serve as a reflector). Image editing software.

Prerequisites: None

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn't seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-ups, and action photographs. Materials Manual camera or digital camera with manual settings. The camera needs to allow for the mode, shutter speed, and aperture to be adjusted. (A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture). Tripod (or necessary item(s) to create a stable foundation such as a table). Reflector (white paper, poster board, sheets, or a wall can also serve as a reflector). Image editing software.

0.50 Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential Electives Art Yes
Prerequisites: None needed. Digital Photography I is not required before taking this class.

In today's world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph. Materials Digital camera: 'point and shoot' or above (A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture). One frame (of your choice) to display a photograph on the wall. 3M strip (or something similar). Image editing software capable of the following: cropping, changing a photo to black and white, adjusting color and brightness, resizing images, applying filters and special effects like texture or glitter, creating layers.

Prerequisites: None needed. Digital Photography I is not required before taking this class.

In today's world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph. Materials Digital camera: 'point and shoot' or above (A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture). One frame (of your choice) to display a photograph on the wall. 3M strip (or something similar). Image editing software capable of the following: cropping, changing a photo to black and white, adjusting color and brightness, resizing images, applying filters and special effects like texture or glitter, creating layers.

0.50 Drawing Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Description 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. By becoming more observant, by experimenting with new materials, and by exploring a variety of methods, students will continue to grow in artistic skill and enjoyment. Beyond fundamental skills are various levels of creativity. Each lesson provides room for expressing the technical skill learned in a unique, creative way. Grade Level 6-12 Materials 1 drawing pencil, 2B 1 round hair brush #10 1 bottle India Ink, black 1 Pilot Varsity Pen, self-contained black ink 2 conté crayons: white, black 1 Art gum eraser 1 white, wax Crayola crayon 40 sheets white drawing paper, 9×12 5 sheets construction paper, 9×12, black 15 sheets grey construction paper, 9×12 14 large envelopes, 10 x 13 2 sheets white watercolor paper (rough, heavy, stiff) 2 sheets rice paper 9 1/2 x12 (soft, translucent) 25 sheets newsprint, 9×12 1 bottle white glue

Prerequisites: None

Description 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. By becoming more observant, by experimenting with new materials, and by exploring a variety of methods, students will continue to grow in artistic skill and enjoyment. Beyond fundamental skills are various levels of creativity. Each lesson provides room for expressing the technical skill learned in a unique, creative way. Grade Level 6-12 Materials 1 drawing pencil, 2B 1 round hair brush #10 1 bottle India Ink, black 1 Pilot Varsity Pen, self-contained black ink 2 conté crayons: white, black 1 Art gum eraser 1 white, wax Crayola crayon 40 sheets white drawing paper, 9×12 5 sheets construction paper, 9×12, black 15 sheets grey construction paper, 9×12 14 large envelopes, 10 x 13 2 sheets white watercolor paper (rough, heavy, stiff) 2 sheets rice paper 9 1/2 x12 (soft, translucent) 25 sheets newsprint, 9×12 1 bottle white glue

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 Graphic & Creative Design Electives Art None
Prerequisites: None

Graphic Design is all around you from the old shirt you pulled out of your dresser this morning to the billboard that was just put up along the highway. In this course, you will become the artist that creates these designs! You will have the opportunity to combine both Art and Technology to communicate your own ideas! In this introductory course you will edit images, design logos, and even design a poster for your favorite band while learning to recognize the effects that design has on our society. Learn fundamental skills of graphic design while making choices that are sure to enhance other areas of your learning and your life. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

Prerequisites: None

Graphic Design is all around you from the old shirt you pulled out of your dresser this morning to the billboard that was just put up along the highway. In this course, you will become the artist that creates these designs! You will have the opportunity to combine both Art and Technology to communicate your own ideas! In this introductory course you will edit images, design logos, and even design a poster for your favorite band while learning to recognize the effects that design has on our society. Learn fundamental skills of graphic design while making choices that are sure to enhance other areas of your learning and your life. This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

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 Advertising & Sales Promotion Electives Business Education Yes
Prerequisites: None

What comes to mind when you think of marketing? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head? Or maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls? There is no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry. Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services and that is just in the United States alone! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end marketing, but what is it like on the other side? In Advertising and Sales Promotions, you will see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and meet some of the creative folks who produce them. you will learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry.

Prerequisites: None

What comes to mind when you think of marketing? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head? Or maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls? There is no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry. Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services and that is just in the United States alone! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end marketing, but what is it like on the other side? In Advertising and Sales Promotions, you will see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and meet some of the creative folks who produce them. you will learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry.

0.50 Business Communications Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

No matter what career you’re planning to pursue, excellent professional communication will be key to your success. Upgrade your abilities in speaking, listening, writing, using and reading body language, and communicating in teams and groups. Discover how to plan, create, and deliver business presentations and communicate through graphics. In no time, you’ll be communicating with confidence, stand out from your peers, and impress your employer.

Prerequisites: None

No matter what career you’re planning to pursue, excellent professional communication will be key to your success. Upgrade your abilities in speaking, listening, writing, using and reading body language, and communicating in teams and groups. Discover how to plan, create, and deliver business presentations and communicate through graphics. In no time, you’ll be communicating with confidence, stand out from your peers, and impress your employer.

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

The criminal justice system offers a wide range of career opportunities. In this course, students will explore different areas of the criminal justice system, including the trial process, the juvenile justice system, and the correctional system.

Prerequisites: None

The criminal justice system offers a wide range of career opportunities. In this course, students will explore different areas of the criminal justice system, including the trial process, the juvenile justice system, and the correctional system.

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: Starting Your Business Electives Business Education Yes
Prerequisites: None

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you will need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.

Prerequisites: None

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you will need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.

0.50 Hospitality & Tourism Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field.

Prerequisites: None

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field.

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 Introduction to Business Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the basic business concepts that will help them understand how a business survives in today's economy and the role that consumers play in the same economy. Students will learn how to balance a checkbook, save for the future, and use credit wisely. Students will also learn how to create a resume and how to participate in a job interview.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the basic business concepts that will help them understand how a business survives in today's economy and the role that consumers play in the same economy. Students will learn how to balance a checkbook, save for the future, and use credit wisely. Students will also learn how to create a resume and how to participate in a job interview.

0.50 Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance-1b: Targeting Your Business Insight Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Take your knowledge of business basics, finance, and marketing to the next level. Learn how to create a marketing strategy that promotes and attracts customers in order to sell a product or service. Explore important basics of business finance, including accounting, budgeting, and investing. And learn what careers are available in business and the important employability skills you’ll need to ace the interview and land the job!

Prerequisites: None

Take your knowledge of business basics, finance, and marketing to the next level. Learn how to create a marketing strategy that promotes and attracts customers in order to sell a product or service. Explore important basics of business finance, including accounting, budgeting, and investing. And learn what careers are available in business and the important employability skills you’ll need to ace the interview and land the job!

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 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Electives Business Education None
Prerequisites: None

Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you've been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing. Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well?including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you'll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You'll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. If you've ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career.

Prerequisites: None

Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you've been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing. Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well?including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you'll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You'll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. If you've ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career.

Computer Science

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Computers: Formatting Documents (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: None- Computer Fundamentals: Intro is not required for this course

This course provides an overview of Google Docs. Google Docs is a word processing app that is Google's answer to Microsoft Office. Because Google Docs can be accessed on any device for which you have Internet access, it makes it more convenient for users. Students will learn all the features you need to create professional documents using Google Docs. This course was developed to teach students how to access and use Google Docs, starting with the basics before working its way into the more advanced features. It includes instructions for setting up a Google account, as well as using Google Drive for saved files. Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course.

Prerequisites: None- Computer Fundamentals: Intro is not required for this course

This course provides an overview of Google Docs. Google Docs is a word processing app that is Google's answer to Microsoft Office. Because Google Docs can be accessed on any device for which you have Internet access, it makes it more convenient for users. Students will learn all the features you need to create professional documents using Google Docs. This course was developed to teach students how to access and use Google Docs, starting with the basics before working its way into the more advanced features. It includes instructions for setting up a Google account, as well as using Google Drive for saved files. 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)

0.50 Computer Networking (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Computer Networking 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

Computer Networking 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 Cyber Robotics 101 with coderZ Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology. Cyber Robotics 101 is a flexible learning program for educators to introduce students to the core concepts of code development and robotics. Students will learn mechanics, navigation, sensors and more while being introduced to programming components like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, smart blocks (functions) and more.

Prerequisites: None

CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology. Cyber Robotics 101 is a flexible learning program for educators to introduce students to the core concepts of code development and robotics. Students will learn mechanics, navigation, sensors and more while being introduced to programming components like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, smart blocks (functions) and more.

0.50 Cyber Robotics 102 with coderZ Electives Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: Cyber Robotics 101

CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology. Cyber Robotics 102 is a sequel to Cyber Robotics 101 for learning STEM and coding topics using gamified missions in a realistic physical environment. Students will learn mechanics, physics, navigation, control and sensors while being introduced to programming components like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, functions and more.

Prerequisites: Cyber Robotics 101

CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology. Cyber Robotics 102 is a sequel to Cyber Robotics 101 for learning STEM and coding topics using gamified missions in a realistic physical environment. Students will learn mechanics, physics, navigation, control and sensors while being introduced to programming components like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, functions and more.

0.50 Cyber Security (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer security is projected to grow 25 percent faster than all other occupations. For every computer security graduate there are 25 openings. This course explores current computer security trends and how to manage computer security. This class will give students an in-depth look into Computer Security, Digital Crime, Cyber Warfare, and National Computer Security. Hands-on experience with a wide range of security techniques will be used to show the various threats to computer systems.

Prerequisites: None

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer security is projected to grow 25 percent faster than all other occupations. For every computer security graduate there are 25 openings. This course explores current computer security trends and how to manage computer security. This class will give students an in-depth look into Computer Security, Digital Crime, Cyber Warfare, and National Computer Security. Hands-on experience with a wide range of security techniques will be used to show the various threats to computer systems.

0.50 Esports: History of Video Games Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Are you a computer gamer? Do you enjoy the team work, strategies, and competition of video games? Esport is becoming increasingly popular with some colleges even giving scholarships to high performing students. The structure of this class will include instruction, game time, and reflection. Some popular games we may be playing are League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. iForward is part of the Wisconsin High School Esports Association.

Prerequisites: None

Are you a computer gamer? Do you enjoy the team work, strategies, and competition of video games? Esport is becoming increasingly popular with some colleges even giving scholarships to high performing students. The structure of this class will include instruction, game time, and reflection. Some popular games we may be playing are League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. iForward is part of the Wisconsin High School Esports Association.

0.50 Foundations of Programming 2 (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: Foundations of Programming 1

This is the second part of a two-part course. 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. Materials Free Downloads: Current minimum Flash Player required by your school; Java; Windows Media Real Player; Apple iTunes

Prerequisites: Foundations of Programming 1

This is the second part of a two-part course. 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. Materials Free Downloads: Current minimum Flash Player required by your school; Java; Windows Media Real Player; Apple iTunes

0.50 Foundations of Programming I (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This is part one of a two-part course. 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. Materials Free Downloads: Current minimum Flash Player required by your school; Java; Windows Media Real Player; Apple iTunes

Prerequisites: None

This is part one of a two-part course. 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. Materials Free Downloads: Current minimum Flash Player required by your school; Java; Windows Media Real Player; Apple iTunes

0.50 Game Design: Building a Game (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: None- Game Design Intro is not required to take this class.

We live in a technologically-advanced world where virtual reality and video games play a major role. Have you ever thought about designing your own video game? By signing up for Game Design 1b: Building a Game, you will learn the skills needed to conceptualize, design, and fully create your very own video game. Explore various video game software and hardware, sharpen your coding skills, learn about game storylines, player progression, and algorithmic decision making. Learn to analyze player goals, actions, rewards, and challenges, among many other game play components. Utilize the 21st century skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and technical expertise. Materials Needed: - Video recording device with computer connectivity (Activity U7) - Color Printer (U8)

Prerequisites: None- Game Design Intro is not required to take this class.

We live in a technologically-advanced world where virtual reality and video games play a major role. Have you ever thought about designing your own video game? By signing up for Game Design 1b: Building a Game, you will learn the skills needed to conceptualize, design, and fully create your very own video game. Explore various video game software and hardware, sharpen your coding skills, learn about game storylines, player progression, and algorithmic decision making. Learn to analyze player goals, actions, rewards, and challenges, among many other game play components. Utilize the 21st century skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and technical expertise. Materials Needed: - Video recording device with computer connectivity (Activity U7) - Color Printer (U8)

0.50 Game Design: Introduction (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: none

The possibilities are endless when it comes to video game design! Learn about the history of gaming, software and hardware, troubleshooting, and Internet safety. Tap into your creative abilities and learn the necessary technical skills to design your own gaming platforms and create a plan for a 2D game. Turn your hobby into a future career. Materials Needed: Photo and video equipment - May be a digital camera, a phone with a camera, or a computer camera - Several (10-20) pieces of blank paper - Pencil and/or pen - Timing device (smartphone, stopwatch, or kitchen timer)

Prerequisites: none

The possibilities are endless when it comes to video game design! Learn about the history of gaming, software and hardware, troubleshooting, and Internet safety. Tap into your creative abilities and learn the necessary technical skills to design your own gaming platforms and create a plan for a 2D game. Turn your hobby into a future career. Materials Needed: Photo and video equipment - May be a digital camera, a phone with a camera, or a computer camera - Several (10-20) pieces of blank paper - Pencil and/or pen - Timing device (smartphone, stopwatch, or kitchen timer)

1.00 Intro to Computer Science (Dual Credit) Electives Computer Science Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two-part class taken in two quarters

Computer Science is aimed at exposing students to the world of coding. Coding, the language of the future, is used in every piece of technology. Computer Science is intended for students with no previous coding background and teaches students how to code in a fun and accessible way. Through a series of learning "modules", including example code, video tutorials, programming challenges, and applied hands-on exercises. This course teaches students the foundations of computer science and coding. The course, which is taught using Python Programming Language focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking skills required to properly code.

Prerequisites: This is a two-part class taken in two quarters

Computer Science is aimed at exposing students to the world of coding. Coding, the language of the future, is used in every piece of technology. Computer Science is intended for students with no previous coding background and teaches students how to code in a fun and accessible way. Through a series of learning "modules", including example code, video tutorials, programming challenges, and applied hands-on exercises. This course teaches students the foundations of computer science and coding. The course, which is taught using Python Programming Language focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking skills required to properly code.

0.50 Programming for Animation Electives Computer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Do you wonder what it would be like to create the next blockbuster animated movie or do you want to make the next big video game? Do you have an eye for drawing, technology, and timing? If so, Animation is the course for you! You will learn how to use animation tools to conceptualize and bring your creations to life. You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating 2D and 3D animation, from start to finish. You’ll even begin working on our own design portfolio and get hands on experience with creating your own animation projects. Learning about Animation could lead to a thriving career in the growing world of technology and animation. Materials The following free, cross-platform programs will need to be downloaded for use during the course (programs will run on Windows XP and higher, Linux and Mac computers): - Tupi 2D Magic - Blender - DaVinci Resolve Materials Required for Unit 1: - Modeling clay (optional) - Camera (can be an actual camera or a camera on a tablet or device) - Scissors - Stiff paper or cardboard - Glue or tape - Thumbtack or pushpin - Mirror Additional Materials: - Paper, pencil

Prerequisites: None

Do you wonder what it would be like to create the next blockbuster animated movie or do you want to make the next big video game? Do you have an eye for drawing, technology, and timing? If so, Animation is the course for you! You will learn how to use animation tools to conceptualize and bring your creations to life. You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating 2D and 3D animation, from start to finish. You’ll even begin working on our own design portfolio and get hands on experience with creating your own animation projects. Learning about Animation could lead to a thriving career in the growing world of technology and animation. Materials The following free, cross-platform programs will need to be downloaded for use during the course (programs will run on Windows XP and higher, Linux and Mac computers): - Tupi 2D Magic - Blender - DaVinci Resolve Materials Required for Unit 1: - Modeling clay (optional) - Camera (can be an actual camera or a camera on a tablet or device) - Scissors - Stiff paper or cardboard - Glue or tape - Thumbtack or pushpin - Mirror Additional Materials: - Paper, pencil

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.

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

Driver Education is a foundation course, which teaches the theory of responsible driving. Emphasis is placed upon introduction of mechanics of driving, execution of most driving operations and a thorough understanding of the rules of safe driving. Driver Education is designed to improve students' knowledge of traffic safety and to prepare them to receive training to become safe operators of motor vehicles. Students will also study the legal and financial obligations of operating a motor vehicle, the economics of automobile ownership, the care and maintenance of an automobile, general accident prevention, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving. Once this class is completed, the student may 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

Driver Education is a foundation course, which teaches the theory of responsible driving. Emphasis is placed upon introduction of mechanics of driving, execution of most driving operations and a thorough understanding of the rules of safe driving. Driver Education is designed to improve students' knowledge of traffic safety and to prepare them to receive training to become safe operators of motor vehicles. Students will also study the legal and financial obligations of operating a motor vehicle, the economics of automobile ownership, the care and maintenance of an automobile, general accident prevention, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving. Once this class is completed, the student may take behind the wheel driving lessons locally.

Engineering and Technology

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Aeronautics and Space Travel Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the history and near future of space travel. Students will explore the possibilities of moon bases, Mars colonies, and visiting the outer planets in our solar system and their moons. Students will also discuss important ethical and legal issues around space exploration, such as asteroid mining and war in space. The course gives an expansive view of the technologies, science, and theories that will make far-fetched dreams into realities during the student's lifetime.

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the history and near future of space travel. Students will explore the possibilities of moon bases, Mars colonies, and visiting the outer planets in our solar system and their moons. Students will also discuss important ethical and legal issues around space exploration, such as asteroid mining and war in space. The course gives an expansive view of the technologies, science, and theories that will make far-fetched dreams into realities during the student's lifetime.

0.50 Applied Engineering 1a 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 Architectural Design I, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn basic architectural and civil drawings as well as prepare for the Autodesk Certified User (CAD exam. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so that students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings, continued from the Principles of Architecture course.

Prerequisites: None

In Architectural Design I, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn basic architectural and civil drawings as well as prepare for the Autodesk Certified User (CAD exam. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so that students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings, continued from the Principles of Architecture course.

0.50 Augumented and Virtual Reality Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

Separating hype from reality is hard, especially in the fast-growing and evolving space of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Recent advances in technology has allowed AR/VR systems to become extremely sophisticated and realistic. This course introduces students to the technologies that underpin AR/VR systems. Then the course walks through 5 applications of AR/VR and how they will change and impact numerous aspects of our lives and the economy. Students will also learn about and discuss the risks and side effects of these systems, including health, privacy, and ethical implications.

Prerequisites: None

Separating hype from reality is hard, especially in the fast-growing and evolving space of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Recent advances in technology has allowed AR/VR systems to become extremely sophisticated and realistic. This course introduces students to the technologies that underpin AR/VR systems. Then the course walks through 5 applications of AR/VR and how they will change and impact numerous aspects of our lives and the economy. Students will also learn about and discuss the risks and side effects of these systems, including health, privacy, and ethical implications.

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 Yes
Prerequisites: This is a 2 quarter class.

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: This is a 2 quarter class.

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.

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.

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 Engineering: Minecraft Edition Electives Engineering and Technology None
0.50 Intro to Artificial Intelligence Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course teaches what every student should know about Artificial Intelligence. AI is a fast-moving technology with impacts and implications for both our individual lives and society as a whole. In this course, students will get a basic introduction to the building blocks and components of artificial intelligence, learning about concepts like algorithms, machine learning, and neural networks. Students will also explore how AI is already being used, and evaluate problem areas of AI, such as bias. The course also contains a balanced look at AI’s impact on existing jobs, as well as its potential to create new and exciting career fields in the future. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of what AI is, how it works, areas of caution, and what they can do with the technology.

Prerequisites: None

This course teaches what every student should know about Artificial Intelligence. AI is a fast-moving technology with impacts and implications for both our individual lives and society as a whole. In this course, students will get a basic introduction to the building blocks and components of artificial intelligence, learning about concepts like algorithms, machine learning, and neural networks. Students will also explore how AI is already being used, and evaluate problem areas of AI, such as bias. The course also contains a balanced look at AI’s impact on existing jobs, as well as its potential to create new and exciting career fields in the future. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of what AI is, how it works, areas of caution, and what they can do with the technology.

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 2 Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 3 Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-2

This course is the third course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students continue through the engineering design process and use their prior knowledge to expand on and learn more advanced features of 3D modeling using Solidworks. Students learn advanced 3D construction tools, assembly, sheet metal designs, and more. Students use the skills that they have acquired in the 1st and 2nd classes and bring what they have learned to learn about CNC controlled equipment, 3D printing, Advanced Prototyping, and other Materials and Processes used throughout the field of Engineering. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will expand on their technical representation and documentation of design solutions

Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-2

This course is the third course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students continue through the engineering design process and use their prior knowledge to expand on and learn more advanced features of 3D modeling using Solidworks. Students learn advanced 3D construction tools, assembly, sheet metal designs, and more. Students use the skills that they have acquired in the 1st and 2nd classes and bring what they have learned to learn about CNC controlled equipment, 3D printing, Advanced Prototyping, and other Materials and Processes used throughout the field of Engineering. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will expand on their technical representation and documentation of design solutions

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 4 Electives Engineering and Technology Yes
Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-3

This course is the 4th course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students learn about the Solidworks design library, Basic Motion, Design Analysis with Simulation. They get to see their 3D drawings and renderings work together in an assembly and make the assembly move. Students will use their engineering design skills and abilities to figure out why some models don’t work and what to do to fix them. Students will create their own models, such as phone cases, gear boxes, or whatever they can dream up and 3D print. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will also explore how this class can lead to Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and many other opportunities. This course covers all pieces needed for the Certified Solidworks Associate Examination, including practice questions, practice exams, and much more.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-3

This course is the 4th course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students learn about the Solidworks design library, Basic Motion, Design Analysis with Simulation. They get to see their 3D drawings and renderings work together in an assembly and make the assembly move. Students will use their engineering design skills and abilities to figure out why some models don’t work and what to do to fix them. Students will create their own models, such as phone cases, gear boxes, or whatever they can dream up and 3D print. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will also explore how this class can lead to Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and many other opportunities. This course covers all pieces needed for the Certified Solidworks Associate Examination, including practice questions, practice exams, and much more.

0.50 Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1 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 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.

0.50 Robotics: Applications and Careers Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

It seems like many elementary to high school robotics courses are focused on simply coding a Lego robot to move its mechanical arm up and down. This course, in contrast, teaches students what a robot is and how it relates to other key technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Then the course examines 10 applications of robots and how they will change and impact various aspects of our lives and the economy. Will robots simply steal our jobs, or will they be a tool that will create new opportunities and even free humans to use our creativity and curiosity to their full potential? Students will grapple with this and many other questions as they explore this vital, future-focused subject.

Prerequisites: None

It seems like many elementary to high school robotics courses are focused on simply coding a Lego robot to move its mechanical arm up and down. This course, in contrast, teaches students what a robot is and how it relates to other key technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Then the course examines 10 applications of robots and how they will change and impact various aspects of our lives and the economy. Will robots simply steal our jobs, or will they be a tool that will create new opportunities and even free humans to use our creativity and curiosity to their full potential? Students will grapple with this and many other questions as they explore this vital, future-focused subject.

0.50 Smart Cities: Technology & Application Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

This course will provide students with an overview of smart cities. The course will begin by providing a foundational explanation of what constitutes a smart city and why they are beginning to pop up around the globe. With a firm understanding of what a smart city is, the majority of the course will focus on various aspects of them such as energy, transportation, data, infrastructure, mobility, and IOT devices. The course will conclude with an analysis of careers related to smart cities.

Prerequisites: None

This course will provide students with an overview of smart cities. The course will begin by providing a foundational explanation of what constitutes a smart city and why they are beginning to pop up around the globe. With a firm understanding of what a smart city is, the majority of the course will focus on various aspects of them such as energy, transportation, data, infrastructure, mobility, and IOT devices. The course will conclude with an analysis of careers related to smart cities.

0.50 Wearable Technology and Innovations Electives Engineering and Technology None
Prerequisites: None

From hearing aids to pedometers to smart watches, humans have made and worn devices to overcome physical deficiencies, count their steps, and communicate. With the continue miniaturization of chips and sensors, combined with increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence, wearable technology has proliferated into countless end-markets. This course will introduce students to wearable technologies and the components and software that make these technologies possible. The course will also evaluate several applications of wearable technologies in various industries. Finally, the course will examine and discuss the implications of wearable technology, including its pros and cons, and potential implications to our health, privacy, and society.

Prerequisites: None

From hearing aids to pedometers to smart watches, humans have made and worn devices to overcome physical deficiencies, count their steps, and communicate. With the continue miniaturization of chips and sensors, combined with increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence, wearable technology has proliferated into countless end-markets. This course will introduce students to wearable technologies and the components and software that make these technologies possible. The course will also evaluate several applications of wearable technologies in various industries. Finally, the course will examine and discuss the implications of wearable technology, including its pros and cons, and potential implications to our health, privacy, and society.

English

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
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.

0.50 Gothic Literature Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and English II

Gothic Literature: Monster Stories Course Description: From vampires to ghosts, these frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century. This course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence of the supernatural, and descriptions of the difference between good and evil are just a few of the themes presented. By the time students have completed this course, they will have gained an understanding of and an appreciation for the complex nature of dark fiction. Note: You can find free text online and audio files for all three novels and for the two Poe stories at http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ .

Prerequisites: English I and English II

Gothic Literature: Monster Stories Course Description: From vampires to ghosts, these frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century. This course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence of the supernatural, and descriptions of the difference between good and evil are just a few of the themes presented. By the time students have completed this course, they will have gained an understanding of and an appreciation for the complex nature of dark fiction. Note: You can find free text online and audio files for all three novels and for the two Poe stories at http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ .

0.50 Journalism 2 Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

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. As students work through each module, they use Web 2.0 tools to respond to current news and shifts in journalism, create original projects, and reflect on the changing face of news. Authentic assessments, interactive examples, and self-checks deepen students' understanding of the topics covered and prepare them for work or further study in the field of journalism. This class is a continuation of Journalism I.

Prerequisites: None

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. As students work through each module, they use Web 2.0 tools to respond to current news and shifts in journalism, create original projects, and reflect on the changing face of news. Authentic assessments, interactive examples, and self-checks deepen students' understanding of the topics covered and prepare them for work or further study in the field of journalism. This class is a continuation of Journalism I.

0.50 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 Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: English I and English II

Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Mythology and folklore have been used since the first people gathered around the fire as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. This course focuses on the many myths and legends woven into cultures around the world. Starting with an overview of mythology and the many kinds of folklore, the student will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit the gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle and watch as clever animals outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how they are still used to shape society today.

Prerequisites: English I and English II

Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Mythology and folklore have been used since the first people gathered around the fire as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. This course focuses on the many myths and legends woven into cultures around the world. Starting with an overview of mythology and the many kinds of folklore, the student will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit the gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle and watch as clever animals outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how they are still used to shape society today.

0.50 Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

If you've learned the basics and are ready to expand your public speaking skills, Public Speaking 1b: Finding Your Voice is for you. In this course, you'll master the fundamentals of public speaking through practice and eventually learn to speak confidently in front of large groups. Explore the use of inductive and deductive reasoning, learn how to prepare a speech outline, and discover how to write your own speech using correct and emotive language. This course will also help you to develop self-efficacy and self-esteem, reduce your fear of public speaking, and teach you how to use body language effectively. You'll also learn how to stand back and critically examine your own work in order to identify areas for improvement.

Prerequisites: None

If you've learned the basics and are ready to expand your public speaking skills, Public Speaking 1b: Finding Your Voice is for you. In this course, you'll master the fundamentals of public speaking through practice and eventually learn to speak confidently in front of large groups. Explore the use of inductive and deductive reasoning, learn how to prepare a speech outline, and discover how to write your own speech using correct and emotive language. This course will also help you to develop self-efficacy and self-esteem, reduce your fear of public speaking, and teach you how to use body language effectively. You'll also learn how to stand back and critically examine your own work in order to identify areas for improvement.

0.50 Public Speaking: Introduction Electives English None
Prerequisites: None

Does the thought of speaking in front of people makes you break out in hives? Maybe you want tips on how to make that first great impression? In both cases, Public Speaking 1a: Introduction may be just what you need. In this course, you will learn from famous orators, like Aristotle and Cicero, understand the influence of rhetoric, and discover how to recognize bias, prejudice, and propaganda. You will also learn how to plan a speech, build an argument, and communicate effectively, while collaborating with others. Grab your notes and get ready to conquer public speaking!

Prerequisites: None

Does the thought of speaking in front of people makes you break out in hives? Maybe you want tips on how to make that first great impression? In both cases, Public Speaking 1a: Introduction may be just what you need. In this course, you will learn from famous orators, like Aristotle and Cicero, understand the influence of rhetoric, and discover how to recognize bias, prejudice, and propaganda. You will also learn how to plan a speech, build an argument, and communicate effectively, while collaborating with others. Grab your notes and get ready to conquer public speaking!

0.25 Reading Lab: Intensive Reading Intervention Electives English Yes
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 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)

0.50 Writing Lab: Intensive Reading and Writing Intervention Electives English Yes
Prerequisites: None

This class will help struggling writers learn to write effective paragraphs and essays. It is a small group class so students have lots of support. This class should be taken for a whole semester. It is part of the RTI program to help students become better writers. Contact your school counselor to enroll in this class. Daily attendance is required and there will be some work required outside of class.

Prerequisites: None

This class will help struggling writers learn to write effective paragraphs and essays. It is a small group class so students have lots of support. This class should be taken for a whole semester. It is part of the RTI program to help students become better writers. Contact your school counselor to enroll in this class. Daily attendance is required and there will be some work required outside of class.

Family and Consumer Science

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Child Development Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

This course provides a thorough examination of child development from conception, infancy, and toddlerhood through preschool and school age children. Physical, cognitive, emotional and social development will be studied throughout each of these stages. The role of a positive and involved caregiver in the life of a growing child is emphasized throughout the course, as well as guides for safety and best practices. Additional topics include parenting and guiding behavior, family planning, healthy pregnancy, genetic disorders, and children with special needs. Career options that involve working with children will also be explored.

Prerequisites: None

This course provides a thorough examination of child development from conception, infancy, and toddlerhood through preschool and school age children. Physical, cognitive, emotional and social development will be studied throughout each of these stages. The role of a positive and involved caregiver in the life of a growing child is emphasized throughout the course, as well as guides for safety and best practices. Additional topics include parenting and guiding behavior, family planning, healthy pregnancy, genetic disorders, and children with special needs. Career options that involve working with children will also be explored.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

Interested in a career in cosmetology? This course provides an introduction to the basics of cosmetology. Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology, learn about the common equipment and technologies used by cosmetologists, and examine the skills and characteristics that make someone a good cosmetologist. Students will also learn more about some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology related businesses.

Prerequisites: None

Interested in a career in cosmetology? This course provides an introduction to the basics of cosmetology. Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology, learn about the common equipment and technologies used by cosmetologists, and examine the skills and characteristics that make someone a good cosmetologist. Students will also learn more about some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology related businesses.

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: Developing Early Learners Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Discover the joys of providing exceptional childcare and helping to develop future generations. Learn the importance of play and use it to build engaging educational activities that build literacy and math skills through each stage of childhood and special need. Use this knowledge to develop your professional skills well suited to a career in childcare!

Prerequisites: None

Discover the joys of providing exceptional childcare and helping to develop future generations. Learn the importance of play and use it to build engaging educational activities that build literacy and math skills through each stage of childhood and special need. Use this knowledge to develop your professional skills well suited to a career in childcare!

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 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 Fashion & Interior Design Electives Family and Consumer Science None
Prerequisites: None

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you will explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you will develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you will be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

Prerequisites: None

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you will explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you will develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you will be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

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 Intro to Education and Teaching 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 Nutrition 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 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 French, German, Chinese, Japanese Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: English 9

These Foreign Languages are offered through our network of schools (they do not have live lessons). There are these choices: French I, II, and III German I, II, and III Chinese I, II, and III Japanese I, II, and III

Prerequisites: English 9

These Foreign Languages are offered through our network of schools (they do not have live lessons). There are these choices: French I, II, and III German I, II, and III Chinese I, II, and III Japanese I, II, and III

1.00 Spanish 1 Electives Foreign Languages Yes
Prerequisites: This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. Learn basic Spanish grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

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

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. Learn basic Spanish grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, 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.

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. In Spanish II, students travel virtually through Central America and the Caribbean, spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even the hospital. In this course, students broaden their Spanish vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar. They meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for the plane ride home, students also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States. The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

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

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. In Spanish II, students travel virtually through Central America and the Caribbean, spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even the hospital. In this course, students broaden their Spanish vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar. They meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for the plane ride home, students also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States. The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

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

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. In Spanish III, students will meet and virtually accompany four teens with Hispanic backgrounds as they learn about and travel to several Spanish-speaking countries. Students have many opportunities to use the Spanish they already know as well as to expand their vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, and experiences with Spanish-speaking countries. The purpose of this course is to provide many experiences where students can use Spanish. Completely immersed in Spanish, students speak, listen, read, write, and collaborate with other students in Spanish this course. They also gain knowledge and perspectives about Spanish-speaking countries and from Spanish-speaking people. Spanish III is a rigorous course and is not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 8-10 hours per week designated to be successful.

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

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. In Spanish III, students will meet and virtually accompany four teens with Hispanic backgrounds as they learn about and travel to several Spanish-speaking countries. Students have many opportunities to use the Spanish they already know as well as to expand their vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, and experiences with Spanish-speaking countries. The purpose of this course is to provide many experiences where students can use Spanish. Completely immersed in Spanish, students speak, listen, read, write, and collaborate with other students in Spanish this course. They also gain knowledge and perspectives about Spanish-speaking countries and from Spanish-speaking people. Spanish III is a rigorous course and is not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 8-10 hours per week designated to be successful.

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

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. The main objective of the Spanish IV course is to develop students' interpersonal communication skills in Spanish. The fundamental objective is for the students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings. This objective is achieved through highly engaging course content and interactive simulations, which give students ample opportunities throughout the course to integrate reading, writing, and speaking. Students are exposed to literature, historical and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic newspapers and magazines, music, movie, radio and television productions, literary texts, and virtual visits online. Students will also use Spanish to access information and to compare and contrast cultural elements of Spanish-speaking countries with their own.

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

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish. The main objective of the Spanish IV course is to develop students' interpersonal communication skills in Spanish. The fundamental objective is for the students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings. This objective is achieved through highly engaging course content and interactive simulations, which give students ample opportunities throughout the course to integrate reading, writing, and speaking. Students are exposed to literature, historical and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic newspapers and magazines, music, movie, radio and television productions, literary texts, and virtual visits online. Students will also use Spanish to access information and to compare and contrast cultural elements of Spanish-speaking countries with their own.

Health

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
1.00 Anatomy and Physiology Electives Health Yes
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology S1 must be completed before S2

This is a two-quarter class and will count as a SCIENCE CREDIT or an elective credit. In this course, students explore the organization of the human body and how it works. They will acquire the knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how they can help the body cope with many different situations. Body systems will be studied in order to understand how their structure, location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body.

Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology S1 must be completed before S2

This is a two-quarter class and will count as a SCIENCE CREDIT or an elective credit. In this course, students explore the organization of the human body and how it works. They will acquire the knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how they can help the body cope with many different situations. Body systems will be studied in order to understand how their structure, location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body.

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

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

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 (Dual Credit Course) 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 Calculus (A and B) 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

Students, as mathematic analysts, investigate how advanced mathematics concepts are used to solve problems encountered in operating national parks. As students venture from algebra to trigonometry, they analyze and articulate the real-world application of these concepts. The purpose of this course is to study functions and develop skills necessary for the study of calculus. This course includes algebra, analytical geometry, and trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry

Students, as mathematic analysts, investigate how advanced mathematics concepts are used to solve problems encountered in operating national parks. As students venture from algebra to trigonometry, they analyze and articulate the real-world application of these concepts. The purpose of this course is to study functions and develop skills necessary for the study of calculus. This course includes algebra, analytical geometry, and trigonometry.

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 Music of the World Electives Music Yes
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 Production Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

In Music Production, we will explore the technology and industry behind the music world. Students will study the technology used in recording, editing, and mixing sounds, and creating music videos. Students will also study and explore the role of a producer in creating music. This course will survey some of the recording technologies used in the music world, as well as some of the business aspects of the music industry. No previous musical experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

In Music Production, we will explore the technology and industry behind the music world. Students will study the technology used in recording, editing, and mixing sounds, and creating music videos. Students will also study and explore the role of a producer in creating music. This course will survey some of the recording technologies used in the music world, as well as some of the business aspects of the music industry. No previous musical experience is required!

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!

0.50 Song Writing for Everyone Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Other Classes

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 ACT Prep Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: This class is required for all students Q2 of their 11th grade year.

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: This class is required for all students Q2 of their 11th grade year.

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 American Sign Language 2 Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: American Sign Language 1

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, emphasis in this course is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.

Prerequisites: American Sign Language 1

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, emphasis in this course is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.

0.50 American Sign Language I S1 Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture - social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

Prerequisites: None

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture - social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

0.50 American Sign Language I S2 Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: American Sign Language I S1

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

Prerequisites: American Sign Language I S1

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

0.50 Critical Thinking and Study Skills Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Critical Thinking and Study Skills teaches students how to get better grades and higher test scores, and increase their success in high school. Students who already perform well in school will learn new study skills and testing skills that will help them get even better. Students who struggle in school will learn about Success Mindsets, study skills, and testing skills to help them perform at new levels. This course teaches the ACE test-taking method to increase scores on key tests such as the ACT, SAT, and tests for graduation.

Prerequisites: None

Critical Thinking and Study Skills teaches students how to get better grades and higher test scores, and increase their success in high school. Students who already perform well in school will learn new study skills and testing skills that will help them get even better. Students who struggle in school will learn about Success Mindsets, study skills, and testing skills to help them perform at new levels. This course teaches the ACE test-taking method to increase scores on key tests such as the ACT, SAT, and tests for graduation.

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 S1 Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Part one of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. 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

Part one of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. 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 Leadership Skills Development I S2 Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I S1

Part two of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. 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: Leadership Skills Development I S1

Part two of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. 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 Leadership Skills Development II Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I

Increase your confidence and build your social skills as you learn how to overcome many of the toughest challenges teens face. Discover how your 'super-charged' teen brain really works, so you can make better decisions, have more fun, and achieve more. Learn how to conquer peer pressure, social anxiety, and the unnecessary risks that can derail your future. By the end of your training, you will have new power to direct your own life and lead your classmates. Throughout the course, you will be coached by Mawi Asgedom, a Harvard graduate and student success expert who has written eight books and trained over 1,000,000 students.

Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I

Increase your confidence and build your social skills as you learn how to overcome many of the toughest challenges teens face. Discover how your 'super-charged' teen brain really works, so you can make better decisions, have more fun, and achieve more. Learn how to conquer peer pressure, social anxiety, and the unnecessary risks that can derail your future. By the end of your training, you will have new power to direct your own life and lead your classmates. Throughout the course, you will be coached by Mawi Asgedom, a Harvard graduate and student success expert who has written eight books and trained over 1,000,000 students.

0.50 Peer Counseling Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: Must have completed leadership skills development S1 and S2 with grades of B- or above

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: Must have completed leadership skills development S1 and S2 with grades of B- or above

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 Personal Skills for the Workplace (Dual Credit) Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with time management, stress and related challenges to a supervisor. Students demonstrate the application of time management techniques, personal planning, continuous learning, valuing rights and responsibilities of others, effective communication, assertiveness and dealing effectively with stress.

Prerequisites: None

Applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with time management, stress and related challenges to a supervisor. Students demonstrate the application of time management techniques, personal planning, continuous learning, valuing rights and responsibilities of others, effective communication, assertiveness and dealing effectively with stress.

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

Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you've already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You'll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit -personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. 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

Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you've already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You'll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit -personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. 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 Thinking and Learning Strategies Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Train your brain's thinking skills and get fit for academics! In this course, you will "coach" your "team" of thinking skills to meet academic challenges. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students develop critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. Students also gain reading, writing, organization, and study strategies--a powerful one-two punch for any student at any level!

Prerequisites: None

Train your brain's thinking skills and get fit for academics! In this course, you will "coach" your "team" of thinking skills to meet academic challenges. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students develop critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. Students also gain reading, writing, organization, and study strategies--a powerful one-two punch for any student at any level!

Physical Education

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Advanced PE 1 Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity. These courses are recommended for grades 10-12.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity. These courses are recommended for grades 10-12.

0.50 Couch to 5K Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to get anyone from little to no activity to completing a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) course in nine weeks. This course is a step by step introduction to beginning a fitness program, getting the body moving, and learning how to go from no activity, to walking, and then alternating between walking and jogging small distances. Students will slowly build their cardiovascular endurance throughout the course so that at the end of nine weeks they will be able to jog most or all of a 5-kilometer distance (3.1 miles). Students in this class will gain valuable awareness of how improved cardiovascular endurance can influence many other areas of their life! Students who complete a virtual 5K at the end of this course will earn a medal!

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to get anyone from little to no activity to completing a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) course in nine weeks. This course is a step by step introduction to beginning a fitness program, getting the body moving, and learning how to go from no activity, to walking, and then alternating between walking and jogging small distances. Students will slowly build their cardiovascular endurance throughout the course so that at the end of nine weeks they will be able to jog most or all of a 5-kilometer distance (3.1 miles). Students in this class will gain valuable awareness of how improved cardiovascular endurance can influence many other areas of their life! Students who complete a virtual 5K at the end of this course will earn a medal!

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

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: Fitness Fundamentals I

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 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 Individual Sports Electives 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 crosstraining. 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 crosstraining. 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 Electives 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 Lifetime and Leisure Sports 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 Outdoors Sports Electives Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

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 hiking and orienteering, golf, and dual volleyball. 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 FITT principles, benefits of fitness, and safety and technique. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

Prerequisites: None

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 hiking and orienteering, golf, and dual volleyball. 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 FITT principles, benefits of fitness, and safety and technique. 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 None
Prerequisites: None

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: None

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 Sports Officiating Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, and tennis. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, and tennis. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

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
0.50 Astronomy: Exploring the Universe 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 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 Biotechnology: Introduction Electives Science None
Prerequisites: None

In Biotechnology 1a: Introduction, students learn the basics of biotechnology and evolutionary theory, explore the various ways we store and preserve food, and discover the process of fermentation and microbiology. This course will also cover the importance of breeding plants and hybridization and how early breeding programs led to the study of genetics and an understanding of the function of genes. Finally, you'll delve into early industrial discoveries and explore the developments in biotechnology during the industrial revolution.

Prerequisites: None

In Biotechnology 1a: Introduction, students learn the basics of biotechnology and evolutionary theory, explore the various ways we store and preserve food, and discover the process of fermentation and microbiology. This course will also cover the importance of breeding plants and hybridization and how early breeding programs led to the study of genetics and an understanding of the function of genes. Finally, you'll delve into early industrial discoveries and explore the developments in biotechnology during the industrial revolution.

0.50 Biotechnology: Unlocking Nature's Secrets Electives 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.

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 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 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 Electives Science Yes
Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

As our amazing planet continues to change over time, it becomes increasingly apparent how human activity has made environmental impacts. In the marine science course, students will delve deep into Earth?s bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. Students will investigate characteristics of various populations, patterns of distribution of life in our aquatic systems, and ongoing changes occurring every day in our precious ecosystems. Students will be amazed and enlightened at just how much our oceans and lakes affect climate, weather, and seasonal variations. They will have the opportunity to explore the relationships among living organisms and see how they are affected by our oceans currents, tides, and waves. Hold on, it is one amazing journey. This is a two quarter class.

Prerequisites: biology and either physical science or chemistry

As our amazing planet continues to change over time, it becomes increasingly apparent how human activity has made environmental impacts. In the marine science course, students will delve deep into Earth?s bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. Students will investigate characteristics of various populations, patterns of distribution of life in our aquatic systems, and ongoing changes occurring every day in our precious ecosystems. Students will be amazed and enlightened at just how much our oceans and lakes affect climate, weather, and seasonal variations. They will have the opportunity to explore the relationships among living organisms and see how they are affected by our oceans currents, tides, and waves. Hold on, it is one amazing journey. This is a two quarter class.

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.

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 African American History Electives Social Studies Yes
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 Electives Social Studies Yes
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 Electives Social Studies Yes
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

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 these 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 artifacts 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

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 these 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 artifacts 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 Criminology Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?

Prerequisites: None

In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?

0.50 Economics- The Flow of Money Electives Social Studies Yes
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 one option against others. In this course, students will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. Students will see how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect students and others. As students progress through the course, students will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help students become a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses, governments, and the rest of the world.

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 one option against others. In this course, students will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. Students will see how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect students and others. As students progress through the course, students will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help students become a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses, governments, and the rest of the world.

0.50 History's Mysteries: Determining Fact From Fiction Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

Explore the mysteries of the world. What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke? Was there ever a real King Arthur? Did the ancient Chinese really have a treasure fleet that traveled the world? In this class, we will be pulling back the curtains that cloak history and working to determine what is real from what is a myth. You will be taking on the role of detective, exploring evidence, interpreting sources and finding the truth. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to research the historical mystery of your choice to determine what really happened. Are you ready to delve into ancient mysteries and find for yourself what truly happened?

Prerequisites: None

Explore the mysteries of the world. What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke? Was there ever a real King Arthur? Did the ancient Chinese really have a treasure fleet that traveled the world? In this class, we will be pulling back the curtains that cloak history and working to determine what is real from what is a myth. You will be taking on the role of detective, exploring evidence, interpreting sources and finding the truth. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to research the historical mystery of your choice to determine what really happened. Are you ready to delve into ancient mysteries and find for yourself what truly happened?

0.50 History of the Holocaust Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

Holocaust education requires a comprehensive study of not only times, dates, and places, but also the motivation and ideology that allowed these events. In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism; the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics. Through this in-depth, semester-long study of the Holocaust, high school students will gain an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and indifference, the potential for government-supported terror, and they will get glimpses of kindness and humanity in the worst of times.

Prerequisites: None

Holocaust education requires a comprehensive study of not only times, dates, and places, but also the motivation and ideology that allowed these events. In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism; the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics. Through this in-depth, semester-long study of the Holocaust, high school students will gain an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and indifference, the potential for government-supported terror, and they will get glimpses of kindness and humanity in the worst of times.

0.50 Human Geography: Our Global Identity Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and their environments.

Prerequisites: None

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and their environments.

0.50 Law and Order: Introduction to Legal Studies Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Every society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are guided and regulated by our society's legal expectations. Consumer laws help protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. By understanding the workings of our court system, as well as how laws are actually carried out, we become more informed and responsible citizens in our communities and of our nation.

Prerequisites: None

Every society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are guided and regulated by our society's legal expectations. Consumer laws help protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. By understanding the workings of our court system, as well as how laws are actually carried out, we become more informed and responsible citizens in our communities and of our nation.

0.50 National Security Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

In this course, you will learn the critical elements of this very important career, such as evaluating satellite information, analyzing training procedures, assessing military engagement, and preparing intelligence reports. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of appropriate responses to security threats and how best to coordinate information with other agencies.

Prerequisites: None

In this course, you will learn the critical elements of this very important career, such as evaluating satellite information, analyzing training procedures, assessing military engagement, and preparing intelligence reports. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of appropriate responses to security threats and how best to coordinate information with other agencies.

0.50 Personal Psychology: Living in a Complex World Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

Enrich the quality of your life by learning to understand the actions of others! Topics include the study of memory, intelligence, emotion, health, stress, and personality. This course features exciting online psychology experiments involving the world around us.

Prerequisites: None

Enrich the quality of your life by learning to understand the actions of others! Topics include the study of memory, intelligence, emotion, health, stress, and personality. This course features exciting online psychology experiments involving the world around us.

0.50 Personal Psychology: The Road to Self-Discovery Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! More than 800,000 high school students take psychology classes each year. Among the different reasons, there is usually the common theme of self-discovery! Sample topics include the study of infancy, childhood, adolescence, perception, and states of consciousness. Amazing online psychology experiments dealing with our own personal behavior are featured within this course.

Prerequisites: None

Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! More than 800,000 high school students take psychology classes each year. Among the different reasons, there is usually the common theme of self-discovery! Sample topics include the study of infancy, childhood, adolescence, perception, and states of consciousness. Amazing online psychology experiments dealing with our own personal behavior are featured within this course.

0.50 Philosophy: The Big Picture Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

This course will take you on an exciting adventure that covers more than 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you'll run into some very strange characters. For example, you'll read about a man who hung out on street corners, barefoot and dirty, pestering everyone he met with questions. You'll learn about another eccentric who climbed inside a stove to think about whether he existed. Despite their odd behavior, these and other philosophers of the Western world are among the most brilliant and influential thinkers of all time. As you learn about these great thinkers, you'll come to see how and where many of the most fundamental ideas of Western Civilization originated. You'll also get a chance to ask yourself some of the same questions these great thinkers pondered. By the time you've closed the book on this course, you will better understand yourself and the world around you from atoms to outer space and everything in between.

Prerequisites: None

This course will take you on an exciting adventure that covers more than 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you'll run into some very strange characters. For example, you'll read about a man who hung out on street corners, barefoot and dirty, pestering everyone he met with questions. You'll learn about another eccentric who climbed inside a stove to think about whether he existed. Despite their odd behavior, these and other philosophers of the Western world are among the most brilliant and influential thinkers of all time. As you learn about these great thinkers, you'll come to see how and where many of the most fundamental ideas of Western Civilization originated. You'll also get a chance to ask yourself some of the same questions these great thinkers pondered. By the time you've closed the book on this course, you will better understand yourself and the world around you from atoms to outer space and everything in between.

0.50 Rules of War Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

This course is an educational program that introduces students to international humanitarian law. The learning materials are based on both historical and contemporary situations, show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and to prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war. In this class students will be required to play an active role in the learning process, enabling them to develop a humanitarian perspective and to understanding what IHL is all about. The Rules of War will examine the devastation caused by war by making use of case studies and by building upon students’ own experiences and ways of thinking. The case studies describe the behavior of actual people who are caught in situations where humanitarian action is required. By studying these situations, students develop a new perspective and begin to understand the need for rules to protect life and human dignity during war.

Prerequisites: None

This course is an educational program that introduces students to international humanitarian law. The learning materials are based on both historical and contemporary situations, show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and to prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war. In this class students will be required to play an active role in the learning process, enabling them to develop a humanitarian perspective and to understanding what IHL is all about. The Rules of War will examine the devastation caused by war by making use of case studies and by building upon students’ own experiences and ways of thinking. The case studies describe the behavior of actual people who are caught in situations where humanitarian action is required. By studying these situations, students develop a new perspective and begin to understand the need for rules to protect life and human dignity during war.

0.50 Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

The world is becoming more complex. How do your beliefs, values, and behavior affect the people around you and the world we live in? In this increasingly connected world, students will examine problems in our society and learn how human relationships can influence the life of the student. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the world are also presented in the course.

Prerequisites: None

The world is becoming more complex. How do your beliefs, values, and behavior affect the people around you and the world we live in? In this increasingly connected world, students will examine problems in our society and learn how human relationships can influence the life of the student. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the world are also presented in the course.

0.50 Sociology: Your Social Life Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Sociology is the study of people, social life and society. The development of a sociological imagination will enable students to examine how society shapes human actions and beliefs, and how such actions and beliefs in turn shape society. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the sociological world are also presented in the course.

Prerequisites: None

Sociology is the study of people, social life and society. The development of a sociological imagination will enable students to examine how society shapes human actions and beliefs, and how such actions and beliefs in turn shape society. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the sociological world are also presented in the course.

The West! Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: none

The United States moving west is a saga that happened over 400 years. It was always west—what was over the next hill or mountain. This class will focus primarily on America’s westward expansion from the Mississippi to the Pacific. There will be an emphasis on the Native Americans and their interaction with the new settlers and the U.S. government.

Prerequisites: none

The United States moving west is a saga that happened over 400 years. It was always west—what was over the next hill or mountain. This class will focus primarily on America’s westward expansion from the Mississippi to the Pacific. There will be an emphasis on the Native Americans and their interaction with the new settlers and the U.S. government.

0.50 Women's Studies: A Personal Journey Through Film Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

This course, although looking specifically at the experiences of women, is not for girls only. If you are a student interested in exploring the world through film and open-minded enough to be interested in social change, this course is for you. For this class we will be viewing the standard editions of the films: Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Far From Heaven (2002), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney Animation - 1937), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation - 1991), Mean Girls (2004), The Help (2011), A League of Their Own (1992) Materials: You will need to have access (by renting them or borrowing them from the library) to the following films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney Animation - 1937), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation - 1991), and The Help (2011). The rest will be provided.

Prerequisites: None

This course, although looking specifically at the experiences of women, is not for girls only. If you are a student interested in exploring the world through film and open-minded enough to be interested in social change, this course is for you. For this class we will be viewing the standard editions of the films: Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Far From Heaven (2002), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney Animation - 1937), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation - 1991), Mean Girls (2004), The Help (2011), A League of Their Own (1992) Materials: You will need to have access (by renting them or borrowing them from the library) to the following films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney Animation - 1937), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation - 1991), and The Help (2011). The rest will be provided.

0.50 World Cultures & Language w/Rosetta Stone Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

This offers students a chance to look at a foreign language through Rosetta Stone 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 Rosetta 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 Rosetta Stone 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 Rosetta and also attend live lessons studying a bit of history and culture on the country that speaks the language students choose to learn.

1.00 World History Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: World History S1 must be taken before World History S2

This is a two-quarter class. How did we get to where we are today? Join Ali and Soo-jin, our modern time travelers, as they journey through World History to take you on an adventure as you discover the interconnectedness of world events and eras. Grab your passport for the adventure of a lifetime. In Segment I, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of Islamic Empires. Journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. You will also investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Hang on tight, before you dive into the Age of Discovery when eastern and western hemispheric encounters created for some turbulent times. Segment II begins with a bang as students will learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment and the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today.

Prerequisites: World History S1 must be taken before World History S2

This is a two-quarter class. How did we get to where we are today? Join Ali and Soo-jin, our modern time travelers, as they journey through World History to take you on an adventure as you discover the interconnectedness of world events and eras. Grab your passport for the adventure of a lifetime. In Segment I, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of Islamic Empires. Journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. You will also investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Hang on tight, before you dive into the Age of Discovery when eastern and western hemispheric encounters created for some turbulent times. Segment II begins with a bang as students will learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment and the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today.

0.50 World Religions: Exploring Diversity Electives Social Studies None
Prerequisites: None

Throughout the ages, religions from around the world have shaped the political, social, and cultural aspects of societies. This course focuses on the major religions that have played a role in human history, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, and Taosim. Students will trace the major developments in these religions and explore their relationships with social institutions and culture. The course will also discuss some of the similarities and differences among the major religions and examine the connections and influences they have.

Prerequisites: None

Throughout the ages, religions from around the world have shaped the political, social, and cultural aspects of societies. This course focuses on the major religions that have played a role in human history, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, and Taosim. Students will trace the major developments in these religions and explore their relationships with social institutions and culture. The course will also discuss some of the similarities and differences among the major religions and examine the connections and influences they have.

0.50 WWI and WWII- Wars that Changed the World Electives Social Studies Yes
Prerequisites: None

Take a journey through two World Wars in this quarter long class. These two wars defined how the modern world would operate. The class will chronicle the incredible story that was told by the hundreds of millions of people that participated in these two deadly affairs.

Prerequisites: None

Take a journey through two World Wars in this quarter long class. These two wars defined how the modern world would operate. The class will chronicle the incredible story that was told by the hundreds of millions of people that participated in these two deadly affairs.