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Advanced Placement

Each AP Exam is $94.00. Additional course fees are listed in the Fees column.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

AP 2-D Art & Design

15474

1.0

11-12

Teacher
Approval

$40.00
AP Exam $95.00
Textbook
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement Art offers the highly motivated student an opportunity to receive college credit, as well as produce a portfolio of high-quality artwork. AP Art is offered in three areas: Drawing & Painting, 2D Design (photography and computer art), and 3D art (sculpture, ceramics, jewelry). Students interested in any of these areas should sign up for AP Art and will then work with the instructor who is most qualified in their specialty to create a portfolio in one of those areas.

AP 3-D Art & Design

15475

1.0

11-12

Teacher
Approval

$40.00
AP Exam $95.00
Textbook
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement Art offers the highly motivated student an opportunity to receive college credit, as well as produce a portfolio of high-quality artwork. AP Art is offered in three areas: Drawing & Painting, 2D Design (photography and computer art), and 3D art (sculpture, ceramics, jewelry). Students interested in any of these areas should sign up for AP Art and will then work with the instructor who is most qualified in their specialty to create a portfolio in one of those areas.

AP Biology

80365

1.5

11-12

Biology &
Chemistry
(enrolled or completed)

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Biology
and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

This course is intended to immerse students in the environment of a laboratory-based, college-level introductory Biology class. The major topics addressed include evolution, biodiversity, ecology, heredity, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and the cell. AP Biology follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Biology Exam.

AP Calculus AB

60625

1.0

11-12

Integrated Math V

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

Calculus AB is a college level class that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to first semester college calculus. Students may earn college credit by passing the AP Calculus AB exam, which is administered annually. Calculus AB emphasizes the theory of elementary functions, differential and integral calculus functions of the variable. Topics include various types of functions, limits, continuity, the derivative with its application, and the integral with its applications. Students are required to purchase online access to the book.

AP Calculus BC

60650

1.0

11-12

AP Calculus AB

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

Calculus BC is a college level class that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to the second semester of college calculus. Students may earn college credit by passing the AP Calculus BC exam, which is administered annually. AP Calculus BC emphasizes limits, differential and integral calculus, infinite series and elementary differential equations, and applications. Students are required to purchase online access to the book.

AP Chemistry

80400

1.5

11-12

Integrated Math III,
Chemistry, Physics
(recommended)

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Chemistry and 0.5 for
science lab
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to be equivalent to the general chemistry science course taken during the first year of college. The class will emphasize chemical calculations, mathematical formulation of chemical principles, and in-depth lab experiments and analysis. AP Chemistry follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam.

AP Computer Science A

30505

1.0

11-12

Intermediate Computer Science

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

AP Computer Science A emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester college-level course in Computer Science. It also includes the study of data structures, design, and abstraction. Students will be prepared to take the AP Computer Science A exam.

AP Environmental Science

80370

1.5

11-12

Biology &
Chemistry
(Enrolled or Completed)

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Environmental
Science and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

AP Environmental Science will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Students will identify and analyze environmental problems, both natural and man-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and preventing them. AP Environmental Science follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science Exam.

AP French Language

95430

1.0

11-12

French IV

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement language classes offer the students a weighted credit. Students continue building their fluency in the language through oral, written, listening, and reading practice. These classes are conducted entirely in French for both students and teachers. Students in AP classes prepare to take the Language Advanced Placement tests, which are given in May.

AP German Language

95540

1.0

10-12

German IV

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

The AP German Language course has been designed to prepare students for the AP Exam. The course is designed around the 6 themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Beauty and Aesthetics, and Families and Communities. Students will be assessed in a variety of ways that are focused on Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication. This course is conducted almost entirely in German and students are expected to communicate in German.

AP Human Geography

85905

1.0

10-12

None

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
GEOGRAPHY or
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

AP Human Geography is a college prep course that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to a college level freshman course in human geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

AP Language & Composition

50390

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

This accelerated, college-level course prepares students for the AP Language and Composition exam through reading and analysis of classic literature and nonfiction essays in addition to polishing critical thinking and writing skills. Because students who pass the AP exam may earn college credit, the degree of difficulty is high. Students should be demonstrating consistent years of proficiency in reading and writing. Students will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and get a recommendation from the most recent English teacher. Qualities of AP include a mature perspective (global and historical), an analytical voice, a flow to the writing and organizational structure, and correctness in grammar.

AP Literature & Composition

50400

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

AP English Literature and Composition is a college-level class that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to a freshman/sophomore college survey class of English Literature. Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit by passing the AP English Literature Exam, which is administered annually. Students should be demonstrating consistent years of proficiency in reading and writing. Students will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and get a recommendation from the most recent English teacher.

AP Macroeconomics (General Economics)

85631

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

AP Macroeconomics is a course designed to provide students with an academic experience in a college level course. The purpose of an AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed upon the study of national income and price-level determination, economic performance measures, stabilization policies, the financial sector, economic growth, and international economics.

AP Physics C

80655

1.5

11-12

Physics,
Calculus AB,
Chemistry

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Physics C
and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to be equivalent to the first semester, college physics course offered to science majors. The class will emphasize the motion of particles, forces, work, energy, collisions, rotation, rolling, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, and oscillations. AP Physics C follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Physics C Exam in Mechanics. Electricity and Magnetism, with emphasis on the following: Electrostatics, Conductors, Capacitors, Dieelectrics, Electric Circuits, Magnetic Fields, and Electromagnetism.

AP Psychology

85760

1.0

10-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

AP Research

22112

1.0

12

AP Seminar

$143.00

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE

AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense.

AP Seminar

22110

1.0

10-12

Any AP Class

$143.00

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE

AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.

AP Spanish Language

95640

1.0

10-12

C or better in Spanish IV OR
teacher recommendation

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement language classes offer the students a weighted credit. Students continue building their fluency in the language through oral, written, listening, and reading practice. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish for both the students and the teacher.

AP Spanish Literature

95685

1.0

11-12

C or better in Spanish IV OR
teacher recommendation

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement Spanish Literature classes offer students the equivalent of a third-year college introduction to literature in Spanish covering selected works from various Spanish-speaking authors. These courses offer students a weighted credit. Students learn to critically analyze the form and content of literary works (including poetry) orally and in writing using appropriate terminology. These courses are designed to prepare the students for the Advanced Placement Literature exam, which is given in May. Students generally reach language proficiency, which is equivalent to that of college students who have completed a fifth or sixth semester of Spanish in composition, conversation and grammar.

AP Statistics

60801

1.0

11-12

Integrated Math V

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

AP Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to five conceptual themes: exploring data. planning a study, probability models and simulation, statistical inference, and linear regression. Students may earn college credit by passing the AP Statistics exam, which is administered annually. Students are required to rent or purchase the book.

AP US Government and Politics

85720

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
0.5 GOVERNMENT
0.5 SOCIAL STUDIES
May be taken only once for credit

This course provides students with an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It involves the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. This is a college level course with potential for college credit, thus extensive college level reading and writing is required. Students will take the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the year.

AP US History

85625

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and issues in US History. The course exposes students to a college level academic experience in the major cultural, social, political, economic, and historical issues found in US History from 1492 to present. Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit on the AP US History exam, which is administered annually. Because this AP course is a college level elective, students will be asked to purchase their materials in accordance with Douglas County Board of Education policy.

AP World History: Modern

85340

1.0

10-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
WORLD HISTORY, ECONOMICS or
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This class focuses primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience. Students analyze interaction among major societies, change and continuity across the world, the
impact of technology and demography, social and gender structures, cultural and intellectual developments and changes in states. This class will involve a much heavier outside reading and homework load than previous social studies classes so that students will be prepared to take the AP World History exam in May. There may be summer reading for Fall classes.

Art

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Art Experience I

15400

0.5

9-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Art Experience is an exploration of the creative process through art. This course is for students of all ability levels, who are interested in a variety of art experiences and media. Course content may include: elements and principles of art, 2D and 3D design, print-making, sculpture, painting, jewelry making, etc.

Art History I

15605

0.5

10-12

None

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course focuses on the study of art from ancient times through the 18th Century. Students will study art, architecture, people, and art movements with cultural and historical connections. Students will complete personal projects through the outlets of artmaking, writing, presentations, and more.

Art History II

15606

0.5

10-12

Art History I

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is the study of the history of art from the 19th Century through present day. Students will study art, architecture, people, and art movements  with cultural and historical connections. Students will complete personal projects through the outlets of artmaking, writing, presentations, and more

AP 2-D Art & Design

15474

1.0

11-12

Teacher
Approval

$40.00
AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement Art offers the highly motivated student an opportunity to receive college credit, as well as produce a portfolio of high-quality artwork. AP Art is offered in three areas: Drawing & Painting, 2D Design (photography and computer art), and 3D art (sculpture, ceramics, jewelry). Students interested in any of these areas should sign up for AP Art and will then work with the instructor who is most qualified in their specialty to create a portfolio in one of those areas.

AP 3-D Art & Design

15475

1.0

11-12

Teacher
Approval

$40.00
AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement Art offers the highly motivated student an opportunity to receive college credit, as well as produce a portfolio of high-quality artwork. AP Art is offered in three areas: Drawing & Painting, 2D Design (photography and computer art), and 3D art (sculpture, ceramics, jewelry). Students interested in any of these areas should sign up for AP Art and will then work with the instructor who is most qualified in their specialty to create a portfolio in one of those areas.

Ceramics I

15425

0.5

9-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

An introduction to ceramics techniques, students will learn the basics of pottery techniques such as wheel throwing, coil, slab and pinch. Students will also learn the basics of glazing.

Ceramics II

15430

0.5

9-12

Ceramics I

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Further developing their ceramic artist's skills, students will spend more time on the wheel and push their design abilities.

Ceramics III

15435

0.5

10-12

Ceramics II

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

The Ceramics III student will develop their skills as a ceramics artist, through the mixing of glazes, creating teapots, and large-scale throwing techniques. The course will focus on portfolio development, and will encourage individual expression and artistic awareness. It is focused on portfolio development.

Ceramics IV

15440

0.5

10-12

Ceramics III

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will create their own project list, depending on their personal educational and artistic goals. The course focuses on further portfolio development.

Drawing and Painting I

15500

0.5

9-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to develop drawing and painting skills, visual expression, visual awareness, and divergent thinking skills.
This course focuses on basic drawing, and painting techniques. Students will be working on various drawing media, watercolors, acrylics, color theory, perspective, elements of art, and basic design principles.

Drawing and Painting II

15505

0.5

9-12

Drawing & Painting I

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to expand their drawing and painting skills, visual expression, visual awareness, and divergent thinking skills.
We will also be looking at the visual arts and how it applies to history, culture and art industries.

Drawing and Painting III

15510

0.5

10-12

Drawing & Painting II

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to expand their drawing and painting skills, visual expression, visual awareness, divergent thinking skills, and begin development of their portfolio, and specific individual goals. Students will be encouraged for more individual expression and artistic awareness. We will also be looking at the visual arts and how it applies to history, culture and personal heritage.

Drawing and Painting IV

15515

0.5

10-12

Drawing & Painting III

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course focuses on intense involvement in drawing, printmaking, and painting techniques. Students will be encouraged toward more individual expression and artistic awareness. Students will further develop their portfolio and artists' statement. They will begin to develop platforms to broadcast and monetize their skill set.

Graphic Design I

15450

0.5

9-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Graphic Design will introduce students to the elements and principles of design in order to learn how to communicate a visual concept to a designated audience. Through the use of Adobe creative software students will work with professional tools to create powerful digital art with intent and purpose. Students will develop a strong understanding of how professionals work through the design cycle to create visual concepts that are both engaging and informative.

Graphic Design II

15455

0.5

9-12

Graphic
Design I

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course continues the creative and technical experiences introduced in Graphic Design I. Students will focus on production, aesthetics, and communication in the realm of digital art using the Adobe Suite. Designers expand their design possibilities through the study of contemporary artists.

Graphic Design III

15460

0.5

10-12

Graphic
Design II

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed for the serious art student possibly considering art as a career. Designers will continue to explore the endless possibilities of computer art using the Adobe Suite. Students will develop and design professional graphic art projects while further developing computer competence and personal design aesthetic.

Graphic Design IV

15465

0.5

10-12

Graphic
Design III

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will work on individual advanced projects with an emphasis on portfolio development.

Jewelry I

15525

0.5

9-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This class is an introduction to silver-smithing techniques such as fabricating with sheet metal. Students will create 4-5 projects that connect their personal style with historical references.

Jewelry II

15530

0.5

9-12

Jewelry I

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Further developing the Jewelry Artist's skills, this Jewelry II student will learn forging techniques, casting rings and stone setting.

Jewelry III

15535

0.5

10-12

Jewelry II

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

The Jewelry III student will develop their skills as a silversmith creating a box with a hinged lid, learning the basics of enamels as well as alternative Jewelry materials.

Jewelry IV

15540

0.5

10-12

Jewelry III

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will create their own, 4-5 item project list depending on their own personal educational goals.

Photography I

15575

0.5

10-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is an introduction to photography as a fine art medium and develops skills necessary for basic camera and computer lab operations. Students will shoot their own pictures using digital cameras and enhance the photos using Photoshop.

Photography II

15580

0.5

10-12

Photography I

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Building upon skills acquired in Photography I, students will use digital cameras, scanners and Adobe Photoshop to further explore the creative possibilities offered by these exciting tools. Students learn valuable real-world skills used in a variety of careers involving the creation and manipulation of digital images.

Photography III

15582

0.5

10-12

Photography II

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Photography III integrates specific skill-building lessons for digital photography with independently designed projects to maximize growth as an artist. Work is done toward creating a portfolio of work toward formal presentation.

Photography IV

15585

0.5

10-12

Photography III

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Independent study toward growth in area of choice with daily consultation and guidance of instructor. Professional-quality portfolio is developed through student-directed projects.

Sculpture I

15550

0.5

9-12

None

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will learn a variety of 3 dimensional expressive techniques. Projects may include, altered book making, plaster carving, foam, wire and clay. A focus on interesting design and personal connection.

Sculpture II

15555

0.5

9-12

Sculpture I

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Further developing their skills as a sculptor, students may experiment with stone, wood, mobiles and casting.

Sculpture III

15560

0.5

10-12

Sculpture II

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

An emphasis on public art, students will collaborate to create sculptural installations in the school or the community.

Sculpture IV

15565

0.5

10-12

Sculpture III

$40.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will create their own, 4-5 item project list depending on their own personal educational goals.

Business & Marketing

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

690005

1.0 & 4.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Accounting (ACC 121)

Business Law

25475

0.5

10-12

Business Management

None

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This semester elective is designed to introduce the students to Business Law in their everyday lives. Emphasis is placed on the study of legal rights and obligations that individuals will encounter in everyday business transactions and in their personal life. Consideration is given to problems and situations that require analysis of rights and responsibilities in legal agreements and relationships. A survey of the court system is presented. The study of criminal law, tort law, and contract law will be emphasized. The course ends with a student-driven Mock Trial. This course qualifies students to participate in FBLA.

Business Management

25705

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This is a project-oriented class designed with an overview of world business concepts including: global economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, global awareness and social/ethical responsibilities in the world of business. Students research career opportunities and complete a career portfolio. This course establishes a foundation for further study of business as upperclassmen.

BUS 115 Introduction to Business

69015

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to Business (BUS 115)

BUS 116 Personal Finance

69016

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Personal Finance (BUS 116)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications

69020S1

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to PC Applications (CIS 118)

Entreprenuership

25525

0.5

12

None

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Entrepreneurship is a course designed for seniors who are interested in exploring advanced topics in marketing and business ownership. This is a course that will require you to demonstrate your ability to work independently, identify and utilize available resources, and write and present an extensive formal business plan for a proposed business of your choice. Active participation in DECA is an integral component of the curriculum and is strongly encouraged. Membership in DECA is mandatory for all Entrepreneurship students. Possibly offered for ACC concurrent enrollment.

Marketing I

25570

1.0

9-12

None

$30.00 required DECA Membership

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Marketing I is an introductory course for students interested in marketing and business. The course explores the fundamentals of marketing including economics, sales, product/service planning, and promotion/advertising, marketing research, communications, legal and ethical issues, and marketing career development. A hands on, project oriented approach is used to make the class interesting and fun. Active participation in DECA is an integral component of the curriculum. Membership in DECA is mandatory for all Marketing I students. After successful completion of this course students are encouraged to take Marketing II (Principles of Marketing-MAR 216), which can be found on the Concurrent Enrollment page.

Marketing II

25572

1.0

10-12

Marketing I

$30.00 required
DECA membership &
Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
ACC CREDIT
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed for students interested in exploring advanced topics in marketing. Topics covered include physical distribution, purchasing, stock handling and inventory control, price planning and pricing strategies, marketing research, product planning, branding, packaging, and labeling, extended product features, entrepreneurial concepts and interpersonal management skills. An integral component of the Marketing II course involves the application of the concepts in the management and operation of the school store. Students will also develop employability and career development strategies. Active participation in DECA is an integral component of the curriculum. Membership in DECA is mandatory for all Marketing II students.

MAR 160 Customer Service

69003

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Marketing I

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Customer Service (MAR 160)

MAR 216 Principals of Marketing (every other year)

69216

1.0 & 3.0

10-12

Marketing I

$30.00
DECA Membership
Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer. Students will become members of DECA, an international organization of high school students. Students may earn high school and college credit through Arapahoe Community College.

MAR 235 Consumer Behavior

69004

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Marketing I

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Consumer Behavior (MAR 235)

School Store Manager

40715

0.5

10-12

Business Management or Marketing I

None

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will function as store managers for the school store. You will be responsible for all operations of the store, including product development, promotion and distribution of goods, pricing and inventory control functions. Students will properly supervise, keep merchandise on hand, and adhere to store operating procedures. Students will adhere to store operating procedures.

Sports Marketing

25573S1

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Sports Marketing provides students with in-depth exposure to the world of sports and athletes by examining marketing as affected by athletes, fans, corporations and the general population's interest in professional and amateur competition. Students will explore the wide range of marketing topics related to the sports industry including: sponsorships, apparel, advertising, brand loyalty, and target marketing. Students will engage in classroom experiences including researching career pathways and degrees, usage of technology in sports marketing, analysis of current sports related marketing trends, creation of promotional portfolios and interaction with sports marketing experts.

Communications

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Competitive Speech I

50720

0.5

9-12

None

See below

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

In this course, students will work on the development of skills used in individual competitive events. Students will study extemporaneous speaking, oratory and informative speaking, and interpretation of literature. As a part of the class, students are required to be on the Castle View Speech and Debate team, which means paying dues and attending some Friday and Saturday debate tournaments. $100 per semester for tournament entry fees.

Competitive Speech II

50725

0.5

10-12

Competitive Speech I

See below

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit

In this course, students will work on the development of skills used in individual competitive events. Students will study extemporaneous speaking, oratory and informative speaking, and interpretation of literature. As a part of the class, students are required to be on the Castle View Speech and Debate team, which means paying dues and attending some Friday and Saturday debate tournaments. $100 per semester for tournament entry fees.

COM 115 Public Speaking

69049S1

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam,
SAT, ACT or
completion of
11th grade English
with a B or better
and 3.0 GPA

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
ELECTIVE

Public Speaking (COM 115)

COM 125 Interpersonal Communications

69053S1

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam or ACT

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE

https://www.arapahoe.edu/academics-programs/catalog/courses/2019-2020/com-125-interpersonal-communication

Debate

50710

0.5

9-12

None

See Below

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

In this course, students will work on the development of skill used in debate events. Students will study Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional Debate. As a part of the class, students are required to be on the Castle View Speech and Debate team, which means paying dues and attending some Friday and Saturday debate tournaments. $100 per semester for tournament entry fees.

Interpersonal Communication

50650

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Interpersonal Communication is a course that develops an individual's ability to speak with people one-on-one. It offers invaluable aids in communicating with friends and family as well as potential employers and managers. It explores problems in everyday communication including “buttons” and sibling interaction while uncovering the mystery of communication between genders. Listening skills and conflict management styles are developed. Everyone should take this class before embarking on the long road of career-building, marriage, and child-rearing.

Intro Journalism

50409

0.5

9-11

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This course is recommended for students who are taking yearbook, newsmagazine, or video/TV production Broadcast Media. This course discusses the role media plays in society, how to analyze and synthesize information in a critical manner, and the effect of social media and technology on journalism. It will look at the history of journalism and focus on ethics, the First Amendment and press law. Students also will learn about interview techniques, reporting and writing different journalistic genres, such as features, news and opinion columns.

Mass Media Video Production I

70740

0.5

9-12

None

$35.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Groups of students form small production crews to produce short movies. Students follow specific exercises with technical guidelines, but are encouraged to express themselves creatively. Emphasis is placed on elements of storytelling through a broad spectrum of approaches. Students will learn basic acting skills, film-making techniques, script-writing, and storytelling. Students are introduced to working in collaboration with fellow students while maintaining individual means of expression.

Mass Media Video Production II

70899

0.5

9-12

Mass Media Video Production I

$35.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Groups of students form small production crews to produce short movies. Students follow specific exercises with technical guidelines, but are encouraged to express themselves creatively. Emphasis is placed on elements of storytelling through a broad spectrum of approaches. Students will learn basic acting skills, film-making techniques, script-writing, and storytelling. Students are introduced to working in collaboration with fellow students while maintaining individual means of expression.

Newsmagazine

50413

1.0

10-12

Application, Journalism

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit

As an essential medium of Castle View student media, students will produce seven to nine issues of the school newsmagazine as they learn advanced methods of interviewing, journalistic writing, editing, graphic design, digital photography and advertising. This course requires students to be available after school, particularly during deadlines and emphasizes a team approach to a successful publication. Leadership skills are taught to members in editor positions. This class will meet on alternating days throughout the school year. Time will be required outside of school hours.

Public Speaking

50700

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This course prepares students for the variety of speaking situations they will inevitably encounter in their academic and professional careers. Emphasis is placed on improving confidence and self-esteem while developing and practicing communication skills. By giving speeches to the class, students will learn presentation techniques, organizational patterns, use of evidence and research and listening skills.

Video/TV Production (CVTV)

70890

1.0

10-12

Mass Media Video Production I

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

As an essential medium of Castle View student media, this course is focused on the planning, preparation, design, development, and evaluation of audio and video as a communication and entertainment medium. Students will work on school related video projects as well as work on creative projects that they come up with on their own. This class will meet on alternating days throughout the school year. Time will be required outside of school hours.

Yearbook

50420

1.0

10-12

Application, Journalism

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit

As an essential medium of Castle View student media, students will produce the school's yearbook as they learn advanced methods of interviewing, journalistic writing, editing, graphic design, digital photography and advertising. This course requires students to be available after school, particularly during deadlines and emphasizes a team approach to a successful publication. Leadership skills are taught to members in editor positions. This class will meet on alternating days throughout the school year. Time will be required outside of school hours.

Computer Science & Networking

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

AP Computer Science A

30505

1.0

11-12

Intermediate Computer Science

AP Exam $95.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Computer Science A emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester college-level course in Computer Science; It also includes the study of data structures, design, and abstraction Students will be prepared to take the AP Computer Science A exam.

CNG 124 Networking I: Network+

69023

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Networking I: Network+ (CNG 124)

CNG 125 Networking II: Network+

69024

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

CNG 124
with a “C”
or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Networking II: Network+ (CNG 125)

CNG 142 Intro to Cloud Computing

ISCM2

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

CNG 124
with a “C”
or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to Cloud Computing: (CNG 142)

CNG 260 CISCO Network Associate I

69062

1.0 & 5.0

10-12

CNG 124
with a grade
of “C” or
better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

CISCO Network Associate I (CNG 260)

CNG 261 CISCO Network Associate II

69063

1.0 & 5.0

10-12

CNG 260

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

CISCO Network Associate II (CNG 261)

CNG 262 CISCO Network Associate III

69064

1.0 & 5.0

10-12

CNG 261

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

CISCO Network Associate III (CNG 262)

CSC 119 Introduction to Programming

69013

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to Programming (CSC 119)

Computer Database

30440

0.5

10-12

Web Design II or Intermediate
Computer Science

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Introduces the basic concepts of relational databases, data storage, and retrieval. Covers database design, data modeling, transaction processing, and introduces the Structured Query Language for databases.

Introduction to Computer Science

30455

0.5

9-12

None

$15.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

In this course, the basics of computer programming are learned and practiced as students write their own computer programs, including computer games. Students will develop problem solving, critical thinking, math, and programming skills.

Intermediate Computer Science

30450

0.5

10-12

Introduction to Computer
Science w/ a minimum grade “C”

$15.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Intermediate Computer Science introduces students to the Java programming language and object oriented programming concepts. It uses a development environment that makes it easy and fun to learn object-oriented programming. Objects are examined, created and used to develop a variety problem solving software applications.

Multimedia I - Survey Course

30575

0.5

9-12

None

$35.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will survey six media areas to compare, analyze, and combine various multimedia software to determine their relationship.

Multimedia II - Web Design

30601

0.5

9-12

Multimedia I or Intro to Computer Science

$35.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students move beyond the introductory level of basic computer skills to learn how to design, create, publish, and maintain web pages and websites. Students will learn the basics of HTML and CSS and how to structure and style a web page using only a text editor. Students will gain the skills and project-based experience needed for entry into web design and development careers.

Multimedia II - Gaming\Programming

31005

0.5

10-12

Multimedia I or Intro to Computer Science

$35.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of video game design and programming. Students will learn about gaming history, gameplay design, game components, game mechanics, and other aspects of the video game experience. Students will build multiple video games using a 3-D game development software.

Multimedia III - Advanced Web Design

31015

1.0

10-12

Multimedia II - Web Design

$35.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students move beyond the intermediate level of web design to learn advanced skills in HMTL, CSS, & JavaScript using the Dreamweaver Web Development Environment.

Programming & Mobile Apps

30460

0.5

11-12

Intermediate Computer Science

None

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course teaches skills in one of the fastest growing areas of computer programming. It is an introduction to building applications for mobile devices that use Apple's IOS operating system and for mobile devices that use the Android operating system. Student's will choose a platform and specialize in that area. Java programming language and IntelliJIDEA IDE will be used for developing Android apps and Swift programming language and X-code for iPhone apps. This course is for anyone with some computer programming experience, who wants to learn how to get started with mobile application development.

Concurrent Enrollment

All Concurrent Enrollment courses receive dual credit. CVHS and ACC

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT CV & ACC

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

BUSINESS & MARKETING

ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

690005

1.0 & 4.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Accounting (ACC 121)

BUS 115 Introduction to Business

69015

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to Business (BUS 115)

BUS 116 Personal Finance

69016

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Personal Finance (BUS 116)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications

69020S1

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to PC Applications (CIS 118)

MAR 160 Customer Service

69003

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Marketing I

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Customer Service (MAR 160)

MAR 216 Principals of Marketing (every other year)

69216

1.0 & 3.0

10-12

Marketing I

$30.00
DECA Membership
Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer. Students will become members of DECA, an international organization of high school students. Students may earn high school and college credit through Arapahoe Community College.

MAR 235 Consumer Behavior

69004

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Marketing I

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Consumer Behavior (MAR 235)

COMPUTER SCIENCE & NETWORKING

CNG 124 Networking I: Network+

69023

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Networking I: Network+ (CNG 124)

CNG 125 Networking II: Network +

69024

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

CNG 124
with a “C”
or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Networking II: Network+ (CNG 125)

CNG 142 Intro to Cloud Computing

ISCM2

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

CNG 124
with a “C”
or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to Cloud Computing: (CNG 142)

CNG 260 CISCO Network Associate I

69062

1.0 & 5.0

10-12

CNG 124
with a grade
of “C” or
better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

CISCO Network Associate I (CNG 260)

CNG 261 CISCO Network Associate II

69063

1.0 & 5.0

10-12

CNG 260

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

CISCO Network Associate II (CNG 261)

CNG 262 CISCO Network Associate III

69064

1.0 & 5.0

10-12

CNG 261

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

CISCO Network Associate III (CNG 262)

CSC 119 Introduction to Programming

69013

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Intro to Programming (CSC 119)

COMMUNICATIONS

COM 115 Public Speaking

69049S1

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam,
SAT, ACT or
completion of
11th grade English
with a B or better
and 3.0 GPA

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
ELECTIVE

Public Speaking (COM 115)

COM 125 Interpersonal Communications

69053S1

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam or ACT

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
ELECTIVE

https://www.arapahoe.edu/academics-programs/catalog/courses/2019-2020/com-125-interpersonal-communication

ENGINEERING

CAD 255 Solidworks

69075

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Engineering II

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Solidworks/Mechanical (CAD 255)

ENGLISH & LANGUAGE ARTS

ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1

69025

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam,
SAT, ACT or
completion of
11th grade English
with a B or better
and 3.0 GPA

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
ENGLISH

English Composition I: GT-CO1 (ENG 121)

ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2

69026

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

ENG 121
with a grade of
“C” or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH

English Composition II: GT-CO2 (ENG 122)

LIT 115 Introduction to Literature: GT-AH2

69027

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam, SAT,
ACT or completion of 11th
grade English with a “B”
or better and 3.0 GPA

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH

Introduction to Literature: GT-AH2(LIT 115)

MATH

Math Requirements for All Degree's

MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1

69031

1.0 or 4.0

11-12

Completion of Math V
(with a passing grade)

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 (MAT 120)

MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1

69030

1.0 & 4.0

11-12

Completion of Math V
(with a passing grade)

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

College Algebra (MAT 121)

MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics: GT-MA1

690135

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Completion of Math V
(with a passing grade)

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 (MAT 135)

MAT 204 Calculus III with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1

60660

1.0 & 5.0

11-12

Completion of AP Calculus BC with a score of 4 or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

Calculus III with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1 (MAT 204)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

HWE 100 Human Nutrition

69331

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
P.E.

Human Nutrition (HWE 100)

HWE 111 Health and Fitness

69330

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

ACT/18, SAT/470,
Accu/246

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
Physical Education

Health & Fitness (HWE 111)

PERFORMING ARTS

MUS 120 Music Appreciation: GT-AH1

69051

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Teacher Recommendation
and ACT, SAT, Accuplacer

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS

Music Appreciation: GT-AH1 (MUS 120)

SOCIAL STUDIES

HIS 121 US History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1

69081

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Humanities II
with a “C” or better
ACT 18, SAT 470, Accu 246

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE OR
U.S. HISTORY

US History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1 (HIS 121)

SPANISH

SPA 111 Spanish Language I

69111

0.5 & 5.0

9-12

Teacher recommendation
and a grade of “C” or
better in Spanish II

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS, OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language I (SPA 111)

SPA 112 Spanish Language II

69112

0.5 & 5.0

9-12

Teacher recommendation
andgrade of “C” or better
in SPA 111

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS, OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language II (SPA 112)

SPA 211 Spanish Language III: GT-AH4

69132

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Teacher recommendation
and “C” or better in SPA 112

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS,
OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language III: GT-AH4: (SPA 211)

SPA 212 Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4

69133

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Teacher recommendation and “C”
or better in SPA 211

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS,
OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4 (SPA 212

Engineering

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Architectural Drafting I

45465

0.5

10-12

Intro to Engineering and
Integrated Math I

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Architectural Drafting focuses on basic computer aided drafting skills using the latest release of CAD software. Includes file management, Cartesian coordinate system, drawing setups, drawing aids, layer usage, drawing geometric shapes, editing objects, array, text applications and basic dimensioning.

Architectural Drafting II

45476

0.5

10-12

Architechtural Drafting I

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is a continuation of Architectural Drafting I. Students will further their design and drafting skills using architectural software. The emphasis will be on constructing projects using student designed drawings. Students will be responsible for researching, designing and constructing a product using both the drafting and manufacturing labs.

CAD 255 Solidworks

69075

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Engineering II

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
PRACTICAL ARTS

Solidworks/Mechanical (CAD 255)

Engineering I (Robotics)

80332

0.5

9-12

Intro to Engineering and
Integrated Math I

$50.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course offers students the opportunity to work with Robotic kits to explore design, gear systems, sensor technology, and programming. Students will work in small teams to compete against classmates in a Robot Olympiad. Possible events include robot soccer, drag racing, sensor based line-follow, and a Mar's rover challenge. Students will use the 7 - step engineering process to develop and test their robots and will conclude the class by exploring careers that involve robotics.

Engineering II

80334

0.5

10-12

Engineering I

$50.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course offers students the opportunity to practice engineering concepts in a modular lab design. Students will complete short introductory rotations on modules designed to provide hands-on experience with engineering applications. These applications include: wind tunnel technology, pneumatics, sensor technology, materials testing, design of structures, GPS technologies, mechanical systems, etc. The focus is on developing skills that the students can apply to projects and to motivate students to continue their learning in math and science.

Engineering III - Engineering Project

80336

1.0

10-12

Engineering II

$50.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will have the opportunity to work in teams to complete projects. Pre-engineering projects will include: pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, measurement tools, materials testing, design and testing of structures, electronics, wind tunnel testing, sensors and mechanical systems. Projects may include: automated can crusher, personal hovercraft, solar cells, Maglev trains, automated hydroponic garden, and catapults. The overall goal is to provide students a background to make informed career choices about their interest and ability in pursuing learning in math, science and engineering. You will receive 0.5 CE credits in CAD 255

Engineering IV (Advanced Project)

80337

1.0

10-12

Engineering III

$50.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Students will work in teams to complete projects. Advanced engineering projects will include: pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, measurement tools, materials testing, design and testing of structures, electronics, wind tunnel testing, sensors and mechanical systems. Projects may include: advanced robotics and electric car, solar cells, Maglev trains, automated hydroponic garden, home security systems, water desalination, and steam-powered catapults. The overall goal is to provide students a background to make informed career choices about their interest and ability in pursuing learning in math, science and engineering.

Introduction to Engineering

80345

1.0

9-12

None

$50.00

Meets Requirements In:
PRACTICAL ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Introduction to Engineering is a class designed to open the door on engineering foundations and their application to the real world. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to, the engineering process for problem solving and design, the basics of Drafting and Computer Aided Design (CAD), an introduction to electronics, the C-language programming of an Arduino micro-controller, the physics of things that move (dragsters, rockets, etc.) architectural design, engineering analysis, testing, physics, planning and design, digital manufacturing design and fabrication, intelligent systems biorobotics, dynamic logic and sensory imaging, and aerospace rocketry-aerodynamic engineering. It is highly recommended that students have access to a graphing calculator.

English

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Humanities I (World History/World Geography)

50300

2.0

9

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH/WORLD
1.0 WORLD HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY
May be taken only once for credit

Humanities I - (English I/World History/World Geography) is a year long, interdisciplinary class that begins with the study of the Renaissance and concludes with World War II. Students will compare historical events, philosophies, the great religions, and art with contemporary issues enabling them to understand the relevance to our lives today. Discussions, group activities, and research projects enable students to become involved in their pursuit of the past. Students will apply reading and writing strategies as they read fiction and nonfiction related to the eras and themes in the course and create papers and projects in various writing modes.

Humanities II

50330

2.0

10

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
1.0 AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

Humanities II - (English II/American History) is an interdisciplinary, team-taught, Humanities block, with a focus on the United States since 1865 that incorporates American literature, art, and culture. Students examine the impact of America's domestic and foreign policy on our nation and the world. The course will emphasize the ideas and actions of people who have shaped the world of yesterday and today and who will influence the world of tomorrow. This history curriculum is taught in interdisciplinary units incorporating district history standards along with English literature and writing standards.

Honors Humanities I & Honors
Humanities II

50310 &
50340

2.0

9-10

Teacher recommendation
and test scores or writing sample

None

Meets Requirements In:
1.0 GRADE 9 - ENGLISH/GEOGRAPHY
1.0 GRADE 10 - AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

Grade 9: Honors English 9 paired with Advanced Placement Human Geography

Grade 10: Honors English 10 and Honors American History

American Tapestry

50444

1.0

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

This semester-long course exposes students to literature from marginalized subcultures in the United States with an emphasis on twentieth century literature. The course will give students the opportunity to understand and appreciate a spectrum of American authors through the genres of novel, drama, short story, nonfiction, and poetry. Students will compose expository essays, narrative essays, persuasive essays, and argumentative essays.

AP Language and Composition

50390

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

This accelerated, college-level course prepares students for the AP Language and Composition exam through reading and analysis of nonfiction essays in addition to polishing critical thinking and writing skills. Because students who pass the AP exam may earn college credit, the degree of difficulty is high. Students should be demonstrating consistent years of proficiency in reading and writing. Students will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and get a recommendation from the most recent English teacher. Qualities of AP include a mature perspective (global and historical), an analytical voice, a flow to the writing and organizational structure, and correctness in grammar.

AP Literature and Composition

50400

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

AP English Literature and Composition is a college-level class that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to a freshman/sophomore college survey class of English Literature. Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit by passing the AP English Literature Exam, which is administered annually. Students should be demonstrating consistent years of proficiency in reading and writing. Students will be required to complete a summer reading assignment and get a recommendation from the most recent English teacher.

British Literature and Composition

50580

1.0

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

This survey course will expose students to a variety of genres and British writers dating from the Anglo Saxon period to the present. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the literature through a variety of projects including, but not limited to, essays, journals, visuals and oral presentations.

College Prep Reading/Writing

50515

1.0

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

In this course, students will prepare for the demanding reading and writing requirements in college. Students will improve their ability to read deeply and carefully, understanding how authors use language to create meaning. This class will include direction and practice in expository, persuasive, descriptive and narrative writing. Students will engage in the college application process, including writing the college application essay. They will also examine
the research process and produce a topical research paper.

Contemporary Literature and Composition

50461

1.0

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

This course is a study of selected contemporary writers for understanding and appreciation. It emphasizes British and American figures. Students will identify and understand the thematic concerns of the selected writers and analyze each selected work in terms of traditional fictional elements through a variety of projects including, but not limited to, essays, journals, visuals and oral presentations.

Creative Writing

50470

0.5

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This course focuses on the creative genres of writing: poetry, fiction, and drama. Students are taught structures and models from each genre, and are then assigned various writing activities within the genres. Students are also expected to engage in extensive critiquing, editing, and rewriting activities. Writers are encouraged to share their writing with classmates. Students taking this course should have passed a language and composition course, such
as AP Language, ACC English, or College Prep Reading and Writing.

Elements of Writing

50490

0.5

12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

This course emphasizes the connections between vocabulary, writing and grammar. Formal grammar is taught; however, most lessons evolve from individual student needs and address the errors they make most frequently. Independent reading and examination of effective models add another important component to the vocabulary, writing, and grammar connection. Elements of Writing is for students who want to learn to write more effectively, build vocabulary skills, and overcome the grammatical misunderstandings that plague their writing. This class is for credit recovery only.

ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1

69025

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam,
SAT, ACT or
completion of
11th grade English
with a B or better
and 3.0 GPA

Textbook

Meets Requirements in:
ENGLISH

English Composition I: GT-CO1 (ENG 121)

ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2

69026

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

ENG 121
with a grade of
“C” or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH

English Composition II: GT-CO2 (ENG 122)

LIT 115 Intro to Literature

69027

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Accuplacer exam, SAT,
ACT or completion of 11th
grade English with a “B” or
better and 3.0 GPA

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH

Introduction to Literature: GT-AH2(LIT 115)

Literature of Film

70745

0.5

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

In Literature of Film, students will go beyond just “watching” film and learn how to critically “read” it. Not only will students study the history of cinema from silent films to present day blockbusters, but will be required to examine various genres of film, directorial style and cinematic techniques and vocabulary (editing, mise-en-scene, lighting, sound, etc). Viewing films outside of class will be required. This course, which will incorporate a college level text, is designed for students who want to seriously consider film as art that reflects social and historical conditions.

World Literature and Composition

50571

1.0

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH
May be taken only once for credit

In this course, students will read and discuss fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a variety of countries to identify and analyze universal literary themes. Multicultural selections will focus on contemporary works by African, Latin American, Arabic and Russian authors. Students will read novels and plays and complete essays and projects.

MATH

Math

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Castle View High School uses the Interactive Math Program to provide students with rigorous and relevant experiences that promote problem solving and learning. This math program utilizes an integrated approach in order to help students build mathematical understanding and sense making. Over the span of the first five levels of math, students investigate common math concepts such as multiple representations, rate of change, similarity, data collection and analysis, and use of models. Students are also expected to use the following habits of a math learner on a daily basis: grit, curiosity, awareness, risk taking, and social learning. To support students in building success, we highly recommend students have a graphic calculator (preferably one in the TI-84 series). We also encourage students to complete all 5 levels of the integrated courses to be better prepared for Advanced Placement math classes and college level math classes.

AP Calculus AB

60625

1.0

11-12

Integrated Math V

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

Calculus AB is a college level class that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to first semester college calculus. Students may earn college credit by passing the AP Calculus AB exam, which is administered annually. Calculus AB emphasizes the theory of elementary functions, differential and integral calculus functions of the variable. Topics include various types of functions, limits, continuity, the derivative with its application, and the integral with its applications. Students are required to purchase online access to the book.

AP Calculus BC

60650

1.0

11-12

AP Calculus AB

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

Calculus BC is a college level class that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to the second semester of college calculus. Students may earn college credit by passing the AP Calculus BC exam, which is administered annually. AP Calculus BC emphasizes limits, differential and integral calculus, infinite series and elementary differential equations, and applications. Students are required to purchase online access to the book.

AP Statistics

60801

1.0

11-12

Integrated Math V

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

AP Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to five conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, probability models and simulation, statistical inference, and linear regression. Students may earn college credit by passing the AP Statistics exam, which is administered annually. Students are required to rent or purchase the book.

Integrated Math I

60470

1.0

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

A big part of this class is re-learning what it means to learn and understand math. Students will be introduced to the integrated approach to learning math content and how to improve their habits as math learners. Fundamental concepts such as multiple representations, written communication, probability analysis, and similarity analysis are introduced.

Integrated Math II

60480

1.0

9-12

Integrated Math I

None

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

This class will help students to develop themselves as mathematicians by allowing them to discover and communicate the underlying ideas that shape mathematics. Math concepts of multiple representations, geometric properties and similarity are integrated at a deeper level. Linear programming, statistical analysis, and exponential function analysis are introduced.

Integrated Math III

60490

1.0

9-12

Integrated Math II

None

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

Students engage previously learned concepts at a deeper level of understanding through generalization and application. Quadratic functions, three-dimensional graphic analysis, and coordinate geometry are investigated. Improvement in mathematical justification and written communication is expected.

Integrated Math IV

60495

1.0

10-12

Integrated Math III

None

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

Integrate Math IV will continue a deeper study of multiple representations of functions, the use of mathematical models, similarity, statistical experimentation, and analysis. The concepts of derivative, Chi-squared statistic, sinusoidal trigonometry, and area under a curve are introduced and investigated. Student presentations, collaboration, and peer feedback are an integral part of the classroom experience.

Integrated Math V

60500

1.0

10-12

Integrated Math IV

None

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

This is the final course in the IMP integrated series, preparing students to be successful in future math courses such as calculus, statistics, and college algebra. The concepts of binomial distributions, advanced function analysis, trigonometric identities, and basic programming are introduced and investigated. Mathematical discourse and mathematical proof are an integral part of the classroom experience.

Math Strategies

20200

1.0

9-10

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
MATH
May be taken only once for credit

This class will give students the information they need to become powerful math learners. Students will address any misconceptions they may have about what it means to really learn math, they will be supported in realizing their own potential to succeed, and develop strategies needed to approach math effectively. This course will provide the opportunity for the learner to change their relationship with math to one that is positive and powerful. Special education teacher recommendation is required for this course.

MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1

69031

1.0 or 4.0

11-12

Completion of Math V
(with a passing grade)

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 (MAT 120)

MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1

69030

1.0 & 4.0

11-12

Completion of Math V
(with a passing grade)

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

College Algebra (MAT 121)

MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics: GT-MA1

690135

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Completion of Math V
(with a passing grade)

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 (MAT 135)

MAT 204 Calculus III with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1

60660

1.0 & 5.0

11-12

Completion of AP Calculus BC with a score of 4 or better

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
MATH

Calculus III with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1 (MAT 204)

Music

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Chamber Orchestra

70461

1.0

10-12

Audition

$68.00-$82.00 Dress
$175.00 Tuxedo

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Chamber Orchestra is for the highest-level instrumentalists and is designed to develop upper level musical skills through the most classic and challenging orchestral literature. Emphasis will be on continued technical and musical development on Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass and Harp (Piano players with at least 5 years of experience - limited positions and by audition only). Students will perform in several required concerts per year. Out-of-school performances will be required. Instruments are available for a rental fee ($100 per year). Participation in all performances is required. Suggested supplementary materials, uniform fee and trip fees are required.

Color Guard Techniques

70435

0.5

9-12

Audition or Teacher Approval

$100.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is designed to introduce and develop knowledge, skill and performance ability in dance and auxiliary equipment techniques. Techniques can and will include the manipulation of flags, rifles, sabers and other visual devices. This class will require after school and weekend rehearsal time. During the first nine to ten-weeks, you will participate in shows, contests and football games with the Castle View Marching Band. All Guard members are required to participate during scheduled rehearsals and performances beyond the normal school day. You may pre-register for this course, but before being enrolled, you must audition and be approved by the Band Director and/or instructor of this course. Members will also need to enroll in the Marching Band course. All fees will be applicable. Participation in all performances is required. Costume and shoe fees (vary) and trip fees.

Concert Choir (Saber Singers)

70500

1.0

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Saber Singers is for treble voices, experienced and non-experienced, who wish to study and perform in the area of choral music. The emphasis of this course is to expose the student to the performing art of choral music. Students will study proper techniques of good vocal production and music from all major style periods. Students will perform in 2 concerts per semester. Participation in all performances is required.

Guitar I

70487

0.5

9-12

None

TBD Workbook
$12.00 Jerry Snyder
Book 1

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Materials Needed: Acoustic (not electric) guitar and several guitar picks. Guitar I students will learn basic guitar skills and methods. At the end of the term, students will be able to play songs in at least 6 different keys, read chord charts, identify the parts of the guitar, play various strum patterns, read and play chord progressions, play simple melodies, play root-fifth bass parts, play the 12 bar blues, read bass charts, play in a guitar ensemble and will have a basic knowledge of music theory. Instrument Rental ($50.00 optional).

Guitar II

70488

0.5

10-12

Guitar I or Teacher Approval

TBD Workbook $12.00
Jerry Snyder Book 2

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Guitar II students will learn intermediate and advanced guitar skills and methods. At the end of the term, students will be able to play melodies in multiple positions, play barre chords, use and read tablature, understand transposition, play power chords, play arpeggios, play several scales, play in upper position and play in guitar ensembles. Although electric guitars will not be used, many of the skills learned are easily transferable to electric guitar styles. In addition, students will gain a better understanding of music theory and compositional elements. Instrument Rental ($50.00 optional).

Jazz Choir (Red Hot)

70615

1.0

10-12

Audition

TBD Concert
Dress Fee

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is for 15-30 singers and a rhythm section. The emphasis of the course is to expose these students to the professional standards of vocal jazz in the area of literature, basic musical knowledge, and proper stylization for performing for public audiences. There will be extra sectional rehearsals required. Concurrent membership in another major performing group is required. Participation in all performances is required.

Jazz Ensemble I (Advanced)

70375

1.0

9-12

Audition or Teacher Approval

See Below

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This is the most advanced jazz ensemble at CVHS. This ensemble contains a traditional jazz big-band instrumentation (5 saxes, 5 trombones, 5 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums). Emphasis is on performance of high quality jazz literature, and developing skill in jazz improvisation. Members of this ensemble must also register for one of the following bands: Percussion Tech, Wind Ensemble, or Symphonic Band. Exceptions are made for piano, guitar and bass players or at the director's discretion. You must be able to read music for your instrument to participate in this group. Participation in all performances is required. Instrument Rental (optional), suggested supplementary materials, percussion fee, uniform fee and trip fees.

Jazz Ensemble II (Introductory)

70385

1.0

9-12

Teacher approval

See below

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This is an introductory level jazz experience for instrumentalists. This ensemble contains a traditional jazz instrumentation (5 saxes, 5 trombones, 5 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums). Emphasis is on developing the skills to grow into Jazz I. Members of this ensemble must also register for one of the following bands: Percussion Tech, Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band. Exceptions are made for piano, guitar and bass players or at the director's discretion. This is an introductory level jazz experience for instrumentalists. Participation in all performances is required.

Marching Band

70410

0.5

9-12

None

$100.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Members of this ensemble must also register for one of the following bands: Percussion Tech, Wind Ensemble, or Symphonic Band. Students will develop technique in movement and sound production to create a field ensemble that will perform in local and state competitions and at all home football games. Students and staff will work together to develop and perform challenging and relevant musical repertoire while learning proper performance etiquette. This class will require after school and weekend rehearsal time. Participation in all performances is required. Instrument Rental ($50.00 optional) and trip fees.

Men's Select Choir (Saber8)

70565

1.0

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Saber8 is for bass voices, experienced and non-experienced. The emphasis of this course is to offer the student an understanding of choral music from the major periods in history to the present and its aesthetic value while developing good vocal techniques. Open to any freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior males. Students will perform in 4 concerts per year. Participation in all performances is required.

MUS 120 Music Appreciation: GT-AH1

69051

0.5 & 3.0

11-12

Teacher Recommendation
and ACT, SAT, Accuplacer

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS

Music Appreciation: GT-AH1 (MUS 120)

Music Appreciation

70650

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is the historical study of music. Students will become acquainted with musical time periods from the present all the way back to the middle ages. Students will also study music literature and repertoire from each of the time periods as well as being introduced to the elements of musical notation. This course is perfect for the intermediate level music student. Also available for concurrent enrollment.

Music Composition/MIDI

70680

0.5

11-12

Music Theory
with a “C”
or better.

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course teaches basic music composition and orchestration in an electronic environment. Students will be using computer notation software to compose and notate music. This course is an extension of Music Theory (70660), and requires successful completion with a grade of C or better. Student compositions may be selected for performance by live musicians at a school concert. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring composers. A strong grasp of musical notation and music theory is absolutely vital before enrolling in this class.

Music Theory

70660

0.5

10-12

None

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course focuses on theoretical aspects of music including: ear training, scales, rhythm, and harmonic notation. This class is suited for those students with some musical background and serves as a good introduction to college level music theory. If a student is considering a major or minor in music in college, this is an excellent course.

Orchestra (SaberStrings)

70460

1.0

9-12

None

$68.00-$82.00 Dress
$175.00 - Tuxedo

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Orchestra is for Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, and Harp musicians, experienced and non-experienced (beginners welcome) who wish to study and perform in the area of Orchestral music (piano and guitar players, with at least 2 years' experience - limited positions available). Students will study proper techniques for quality sound production on their instrument as well as music from all major style periods. Select string instruments are available for rent. Students will perform in several required concerts per year.
Out-of-school performances will be required. Instruments are available for a rental fee ($100 per year). Participation in all performances is required. Suggested supplementary materials, uniform fee and trip fees are required.

Percussion Tech

70400

1.0

9-12

None

$60.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This class is designed to teach percussionists a full range of percussion techniques from simple snare drum to mallet keyboard studies. The class will focus on specific techniques in playing all percussion instruments and perform a variety of percussion ensemble literature. Performance opportunities include 2-3 scheduled percussion ensemble concert performances. Any percussionists wishing to continue their skill development should sign up for this class. Participation in all performances is required.

Piano I

70485

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is an introduction to beginning piano with focus on basic piano skills including reading music, piano technique and an introduction to one and two hand music repertoire.

Piano II

70486

0.5

9-12

Piano I or Teacher Approval

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is a continuation on the skills built in Piano I. The focus is on improving and expanding two hand repertoire, as well as chordal accompaniment. Students will also be applying their piano skills to basic music.

Select Mixed Choir (Voices of the Pride)

70630

1.0

10-12

Audition

TBD Concert
Dress Fee

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Voices of the Pride is for 30-50 selected treble and tenor/bass voices who wish to study in the area of choral music. The course emphasizes professional standards of choral music in the areas of literature, history, theory, and proper singing techniques. Students perform at various concerts throughout the school year and are required to participate in extra sectional rehearsals. Participation in all performances is required.

Select Treble Choir (Mirinesse)

70550

1.0

10-12

Audition

TBD Concert
Dress Fee

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Mirinesse is for auditioned treble voices who wish to study choral music. The emphasis of the course is to expose the students to professional standards of vocal music in the area of literature, basic music knowledge, and proper singing techniques. Students may perform at various outside concerts. Participation in all performances is required.

Select Women's Choir (Versailles)

70635

1.0

10-12

Audition

TBD Concert
Dress Fee

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Versailles is for 30-50 selected treble singers who wish to study in the area of choral music. The emphasis of this course is to expose the students to professional standards of vocal music in the area of literature, basic musical knowledge, and proper singing techniques.
Students perform at various outside concerts and are required to participate in extra sectional rehearsals. Participation in all performances is required.

Symphonic Band

70325

1.0

9-12

Previous Band Experience or
Teacher Approval

$60.00 Dress
$175.00 Tuxedo

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This ensemble is designed to develop musical skills through traditional band instruments for higher-level instrumentalists. Emphasis will be on continued technical and musical development on an instrument through a variety of quality band literature. In addition, you may be required to participate in pep band performances during football and basketball. Some wind instruments are available to rent from the school. Out-of-school performances will be required and are part of the course grade. Participation in all performances is required. Instrument Rental ($50.00 optional), percussion equipment fees and trip fees may apply.

Voice Class (Performance)

70640S1

0.5

10-12

Audition

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

Students should have a strong interest in developing vocal music talents. The course is open to any student who is interested in developing his or her vocal technique and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with the voice. The basics of good vocal technique will be explored through reading, vocalizing and singing a wide variety of vocal solos. Students may be asked to produce a brief paper covering some aspects of vocal technique and participate in a solo recital.

Wind Ensemble

70300

1.0

10-12

Audition

$60.00 Dress
$175.00 Tuxedo

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This ensemble is designed to develop musical skills through traditional band instruments for the highest-level instrumentalists. Emphasis will be on exposure to the most classic and challenging of wind band literature. Students will be required to participate in pep band performances during football and basketball. Some wind instruments are available to rent from the school. Out-of-school performances will be required and are part of the course grade. The wind ensemble is dedicated to the study and performance of advanced wind ensemble literature. Participation in all performances is required. Instrument Rental ($50.00 optional), percussion equipment fees and trip fees may apply.

Physical Education

td>ACT/18, SAT/470,
Accu/246

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Advanced Athletic Conditioning

75510

0.5

9-12

Shape Up (Yoga)

None

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

The practice of yoga improves strength, flexibility, body awareness confidence, and concentration. Yoga increases energy while helping to manage and redirect stress and anxiety. Yoga fosters improved self-esteem and encourages individuals to accept responsibility for their own physical and mental well-being. The course will contain two primary areas of focus: physical improvement and mental growth. Advanced Athletic Conditioning will explore advanced yoga and a more in-depth look at the mental growth benefits of the practice. The practice of yoga is excellent for athletes as well as students.

Adventure Experience I

75575

0.5

9-12

None

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

Students will learn cooperative living skills through the use of individual and group challenges, initiatives and games that are non-threatening and group based. In addition, students will learn and experience the world of climbing through the use of an indoor climbing wall and an outdoor low element and high element course provided in the class.

Adventure Experience II

75585

0.5

10-12

Adventure Experience I and
Teacher Approval

None

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course will continue to develop the student's skills necessary to facilitate adventure activities. The adventure leaders will plan and teach adventure activities to local elementary and middle school students.

Athletic Training I (Sports Medicine)

75330

0.5

10-12

None

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken only once for credit

Students will learn how to meet emergency situations associated with sports related injury and have a strong interest in sports medicine or other medical related fields. This class will provide students certification in community first aid and safety through the American Red Cross. Students must be able to complete after school hours in the training room.

Athletic Training II (Sports Medicine)

75340

0.5

10-12

Athletic Training I

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken only once for credit

CVHS students who enroll in this class should have a strong interest in sports medicine or other related medical fields. This class will build upon the knowledge base established in Athletic Training I. Students will learn in more detail the mechanism of injuries, anatomical structures damaged during an injury as well as prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. This class will combine both lecture and practical application of skills taught.
Satisfactory completion of this class AND instructor approval will allow students to work under the Certified Athletic Trainer with the athletic teams. A strong background and/or knowledge in anatomy and physiology are suggested. Physical and written assessments will also be included. Students must be able to complete after school hours in the training room.

Dance and Fitness

75450

0.5

9-12

None

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is designed to improve student physical fitness through stretching, strengthening and various forms of dance. The class will incorporate styles including Pilates, yoga, hip-hop, jazz and musical theater. Physical and written assessments will be included.

Exercise Physiology

75315

0.5

10-12

Athletic Training I OR
Anatomy/Physiology

None

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken only once for credit

Exercise Physiology class will be for students who are preparing for college to study athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology or biomechanics. “Exercise Physiology means the identification of physiological mechanisms underlying physical activity, the comprehensive delivery of treatment services concerned with the analysis, improvement, and maintenance of health and fitness, rehabilitation of heart disease and other chronic diseases and/or disabilities, and the professional guidance and counsel of athletes and others interested in athletics, sports training, and human adaptability to acute and chronic exercise” (ASEP).

Healthy Decisions

55300

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken only once for credit

This course examines current teen issues of high school. This course is designed to empower teens with awareness, decision-making skills and assertiveness techniques while covering such topics as self-esteem, getting along with your parents, school and community rules, peer pressure, nutrition, fitness, driving, stress, substance abuse and human sexuality. Class activities may include discussions, projects, guest speakers, presentations and essays on self-selected topics.

HWE 100 Human Nutrition

69331

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

None

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
Physical Education

Human Nutrition (HWE 100)

HWE 111 Health and Fitness

69330

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
P.E.

Health & Fitness (HWE 111)

Individual Sports

75313

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is for all ability levels who are interested in a variety of lifetime sports and the continued involvement in lifetime fitness. Students will participate in activities such as pickleball, badminton, tennis, and other recreational activities.

Power Weights

75376
75376XX

0.5

9-12

Teacher Signature

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This class is designed for Varsity Athletes (75376) or any football players (75376XX).
Student athletes in Power Weights have three goals: improve sport performance, prevent injury and learn the basic scientific principles associated with performance training and restoration. These three goals are accomplished by incorporating “state of the art/science” methodology as recommended by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Shape Up

75322

0.5

9-12

None

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is administered in a group exercise format. Students will learn various ways to exercise and improve overall fitness and health. Yoga, mobility, weight lifting, circuits and HIIT will be taught. Additionally, students will learn the components of Mindfulness and the benefits of being more self-aware. As well as, the importance of nutrition and how it can affect their overall health.

Strength and Conditioning

75350T1
75355T2
75351T3
75356T4

0.5

9-12

None

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

Strength and Conditioning is designed to improve muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, speed and agility, and flexibility. Students will be introduced to weight training exercises, plyometrics, medicine ball exercises and stretching routines to improve overall fitness. Students will also be able to identify major muscle groups of the body and the corresponding lifts and exercises that will improve these muscle groups. Physical and writing assessments will also be included. *Make sure to use the correct course number that matches the Term you want..

Sports Training

75500

0.5

9-12

Teacher Approval

$20.00

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken only once for credit

This course will stress the components of fitness (cardiovascular, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility) in daily fitness routines.

Team Sports I

75302

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is for all ability levels who are interested in a variety of team sports. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as handball, ultimate frisbee, basketball, volleyball, air force football, floor hockey, and kickball.

Science

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

AP Biology

80365

1.5

11-12

Biology &
Chemistry
(may be dual
enrolled)

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Biology
and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

This course is intended to immerse students in the environment of a laboratory-based, college-level introductory Biology class. The major topics addressed include evolution, biodiversity, ecology, heredity, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and the cell. AP Biology follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Biology Exam.

AP Chemistry

80400

1.5

11-12

Integrated Math III &
Chemistry

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Chemistry
and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to be equivalent to the general chemistry science course taken during the first year of college. The class will emphasize chemical calculations, mathematical formulation of chemical principles, and in-depth lab experiments and analysis. AP Chemistry follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam.

AP Environmental Science

80370

1.5

11-12

Chemistry
(May be dual enrolled)

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Environmental
Science and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

AP Environmental Science will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Students will identify and analyze environmental problems, both natural and man-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and preventing them. AP Environmental Science follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science Exam.

AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism

80655
80658

1.0
2.0

11-12

Physics,
Calculus AB

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
1.0 credit for AP Physics C
and 0.5 for science lab
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to be equivalent to the first semester, college physics course offered to science majors. The class will emphasize the motion of particles, forces, work, energy, collisions, rotation, rolling, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, and oscillations. AP Physics C follows the scope and sequence prescribed by the College Board and prepares students for the Advanced Placement Physics C Exam in Mechanics.

Electricity and Magnetism, with emphasis on the following: Electrostatics, Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics, Electric Circuits, Magnetic Fields, and Electromagnetism.

Aquatic Biology

80475

0.5

11-12

None

$10.00 Lab Fee

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Aquatic Biology is an advanced biology course designed to introduce students to freshwater and marine ecosystems. Students will survey local aquatic environments, such as ponds and rivers, and study the ecological, chemical and physical importance of these ecosystems. This is a laboratory-based field course. Students will participate in physically demanding field studies that support the classroom content. $40.00 field trip fees.

Biology

80350

1.0

9-10

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Biology is the study of living organisms, the processes they undergo, and the relationships they share with each other in order to survive. The course will cover the following topics: scientific methodology, ecology, cellular biology, bioenergetics, genetics, natural selection, and environmental and ethical issues relating to life and the impact man has on Earth. The course will be inquiry-based and require extensive work in writing and data analysis.

Biotechnical Engineering I

80347

1.0

9-12

None

$20.00 Lab Fee

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

This course prepares students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the science of DNA, its manipulation, and its current and future impact on society. Topics include the history and chemistry of DNA, electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, cell culturing, gene cloning, and other fundamental laboratory skills and concepts necessary for exploration in the biological and health sciences.

Biotechnical Engineering II

80348

1.0

10-12

Biotechnical Engineering I
and Chemistry

$20.00 Lab Fee

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

This course investigates the field of biotechnology by exploring advanced methods of DNA, protein, and organism manipulation. Topics include experimental design, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, synthetic biology, eukaryotic cell engineering, and other fundamental laboratory skills and concepts necessary for work in the biological, biochemical, and health sciences.

Biotechnical Engineering III

80349

1.0

11-12

Biotechnical Engineering II

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

This course provides a deeper investigation into the study of biotechnology via human disease treatment and prevention. An emphasis is placed on designing and interpreting the results of student-led experiments, understanding current molecular biology techniques, considering epigenetic gene-environment interactions, and keeping up with current scientific literature with a journal club. The format consists of hands-on laboratory investigations, the development of independent research proposals, and the presentation of research findings.

Chemistry

80375

1.0

10-12

Integrated Math II

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Chemistry is a quantitative laboratory-based course covering the broad concepts upon which modern chemistry is based. These concepts include measurement, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, atomic theory, chemical bonding, and periodicity. This course is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education.

Chemistry in the Community

80455

1.0

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of chemistry and its daily impact on the community. Students will recognize the importance of chemistry in their lives and develop the ability to make decisions about scientific and technological issues. This course is available by teacher placement only.

Contemporary Science & Media

80425  0.5 11-12 None
None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

In this course, students will critically examine the scientific principles behind current scientific controversies in the news media. Topics will be brought to class by the students based on what they are seeing in the news. Students will learn to examine the rhetoric used in the media and to articulate sound arguments for the validity of the scientific claims made. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why popular beliefs in unsubstantiated claims persist.

Earth Environmental Science

80325

1.0

9-11

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Earth and Environmental Science is a course where students will discover relationships between earth and the environment. This hands-on course covers basic Earth Science concepts. Topics of study are geologic time, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, and minerals. The students will be able to make informed decisions regarding the use and care of the resources the earth provides.

Forensic Science

80420

0.5

11-12

None

$10.00 Lab Fee

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Students will learn how forensic scientists process evidence and analyze their findings in the context of crime scene investigation. Topics include fingerprinting analysis, serology, ballistics, hair and fiber analysis, toxicology, and questioned document analysis. This is a laboratory-based science class.

Futurology

SL895

1.0

10-12

2.0 credits of Science

None

Meets Requirements In:
0.5 Global Science
0.5 Contemporary World History
May be taken only once for credit

Futurology is a student-centered learning experience designed around inquiry into current existential threats to human existence such as climate change, artificial intelligence, warfare and others. Students will explore and attempt to find systemic problems in the world and propose solutions to these problems. The course is based heavily on asking questions, defining problems, developing solutions, and prototyping. An independent student inquiry and culminating project is required for successful completion of this course.

Geospatial Technologies and the Environment

80327

0.5

11-12

None

$10.00 Lab Fee

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

This course uses a Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) analysis approach to investigate global and local environmental impacts of human activity. State-of-the-art GIS software is used to investigate national and global environmental issues such as quality and quantity of water resources and environmental impacts of electrical energy generation. An independent student-chosen project focusing on local environmental field studies is a requirement of the course.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

80525

0.5

11-12

None

$20.00 Lab Fee

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Anatomy and Physiology is an advanced course for students interested in exploring human body functions and structures. Students will conduct laboratory investigations and a variety of dissections. Human health and disease are focal points of the course.

Physics

80430

1.0

10-12

Integrated Math III

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

This laboratory-based, college prep course focuses on the concepts that govern the structure and behavior of the physical world. Emphasis is on understanding the mathematical relationships that characterize the behavior of objects acted on by forces. Based on time and student interest, additional topics in modern physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics may be explored.

Zoology

80500

0.5

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SCIENCE
May be taken only once for credit

Zoology is designed to investigate all the major vertebrate groups, their comparative anatomy, evolutionary record, ecology, and behavior. It is an inquiry-based science class that includes dissections.

Social Studies

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

AP Human Geography

85905

1.0

9-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
GEOGRAPHY or
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

AP Human Geography is a college prep course that provides students with an academic experience equivalent to a college level freshman course in human geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

AP Macroeconomics (General Economics)

85631

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

AP Macroeconomics is a course designed to provide students with an academic experience in a college level course. The purpose of an AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed upon the study of national income and price-level determination, economic performance measures, stabilization policies, the financial sector, economic growth, and international economics.

AP Psychology

85760

1.0

10-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

AP US Government and Politics

85720

1.0

10-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
0.5 GOVERNMENT
0.5 SOCIAL STUDIES
May be taken only once for credit

This course provides students with an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It involves the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. This is a college level course with potential for college credit, thus extensive college level reading and writing is required. Students will take the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the year.

SPANISH

AP US History

85625

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and issues in US History. The course exposes students to a college level academic experience in the major cultural, social, political, economic, and historical issues found in US History from 1492 to present. Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit on the AP US History exam, which is administered annually. Because this AP course is a college level elective, students will be asked to purchase their materials in accordance with Douglas County Board of Education policy.

AP World History: Modern

85340

1.0

10-12

Teacher Approval

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
WORLD HISTORY or
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This class focuses primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience. Students analyze interaction among major societies, change and continuity across the world, the impact of technology and demography, social and gender structures, cultural and intellectual developments and changes in states. This class will involve a much heavier outside reading and homework load than previous social studies classes so that students will be prepared to take the AP World History exam in May. (This class can be substituted for 0.5 Economics credits and 0.5 World History credits). AP Textbook needs to be purchased. There may be summer reading for Fall classes.

Colorado History

85725

0.5

10-12

Humanities II

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Students in this class will attain a basic familiarity with the events and individuals significant in the development of Colorado. Topics will include topography, mountain men, Native Americans, the gold rush, the creation of Colorado Territory, the Civil War in Colorado Territory, law and order, state government, Indian Wars, mining and mining camps, the struggle for statehood, frontier humor and entertainment, wagons to railroads, the founding of Denver and Littleton, ski industry, natural wonders and water rights as well as other current issues.

Futurology

SL895

1.0

10-12

2.0 Credits of Science

None

Meets Requirements In:
0.5 GLOBAL SCIENCE
0.5 CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

Futurology is a student-centered learning experience designed around inquiry into current existential threats to human existence such as climate change, artificial intelligence, warfare and others. Students will explore and attempt to find systemic problems in the world and propose solutions to these problems. The course is based heavily on asking questions, defining problems, developing solutions, and prototyping. An independent student inquiry and culminating project is required for successful completion of this course.

Global Geography

85865

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
GEOGRAPHY
May be taken only once for credit

This class will explore topics in the United States and the world using a current issues-based approach. Subjects such as the environment, population, resource management and others will be addressed. Students will also learn the use of geographic materials and how to classify, interpret and summarize information. This course will meet all geography standards. Most CVHS students fulfill Geography in Humanities I.

HIS 121 US History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1

69081

1.0 & 3.0

11-12

Humanities II
with a grade of “C” or better
ACT 18, SAT 470, Accu 246

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE OR
U.S. HISTORY

US History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1 (HIS 121)

Honors Humanities I & Honors
Humanities II

85905
85552

2.0

9-10

Teacher Recommendation and
test score or writing sample

None

Meets Requirements In:
GRADE 9 - ENGLISH/GEOGRAPHY
GRADE 10 - ENGLISH/AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

Grade 9: Honors English 9 paired with Advanced Placement Human Geography (*Only AP
Human Geography is weighted)

Grade 10: Honors English 10 and Honors US History 1865 to Present

*Students who select these honors courses can expect an increased workload and more independent work, including homework. Students may be required to purchase additional materials such as AP textbooks and novels.

Humanities I (World
History/World Geography)

85302
85835

2.0

9

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH/WORLD
HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY
May be taken only once for credit

Humanities I - (English I/World History/World Geography) is a year long, interdisciplinary class that begins with the study of the Renaissance and concludes with World War II.
Students will compare historical events, philosophies, the great religions, and art with contemporary issues enabling them to understand the relevance to our lives today. Discussions, group activities, and research projects enable students to become involved in their pursuit of the past. Students will apply reading and writing strategies as they read fiction and nonfiction related to the eras and themes in the course and create papers and projects in various writing modes.

Humanities II (US History
1865 to Present)

85650

2.0

10

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ENGLISH/AMERICAN
HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

Humanities II - (English II/American History) is an interdisciplinary, team-taught, Humanities block, with a focus on the United States since 1865 that incorporates American literature, art, and culture. Students examine the impact of America's domestic and foreign policy on our nation and the world. The course will emphasize the ideas and actions of people who have shaped the world of yesterday and today and who will influence the world of tomorrow. This history curriculum is taught in interdisciplinary units incorporating district history standards along with English literature and writing standards.

Introduction to Law

85735

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This course is designed to help students understand the purpose and actual application of the United States legal system above and beyond the basics of a government class. Students in this class will examine the theory and history of law, discover how laws are made and then investigate how our legal system works. Through case studies and guest speakers students will gain an understanding of Criminal Law, Torts, Consumer and Housing Law, Family Law and basic Constitutional Law. Students will learn what careers exist in the law field, what those careers entail and what areas of study will lead them to those careers. Finally students will be able to explain how a citizen gets access to the legal system and use it to their benefit.

Intro to Positive Psychology

85757

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Psychology has, for too long, mostly focused on the negative side of human nature. Positive psychology aims to improve and make its students aware of their human potential for the long-term. In this survey class of the emerging field of positive psychology, students will learn the determinants of well-being, what builds human strengths and virtues, what is considered the good life from an economic, social, and psychological perspective, and what helps people flourish in life. Utilizing their fundamental knowledge of this social science, students will critically examine Positive Psychology in their lives as they enter their post-secondary journey.

Medieval History

85350

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
WORLD HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

This course will trace the development of Western civilization from the fall of Rome to the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Topics covered in the course include: the Medieval Period, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. Special attention will be given to reading skills and the methods used in historical research.

Philosophy

50908

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This course will introduce students to some of the “classics” of western philosophy. We will read and discuss some of the most influential thinkers in the history of western philosophy. The readings will span more than two thousand years of western thought in which students will see how important philosophical ideas have changed over time. Perhaps the most important thing to be gained from this class is not an acquaintance with various facts and theories from the history of philosophy, but the development of reasoning skills. The study of philosophy develops one's ability to think carefully and critically. The objective of this course is to enable students to be reflective about the beliefs that they or their society have developed.

Psychology

85750

0.5

10-12

Humanities II

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

The goals of psychology are to describe, understand, and predict individual human behavior. In this course students will be introduced to the history and application of psychology; research methods; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning and memory; human development; personality; and disorders and therapies. Students will also learn and demonstrate successful communication and group interaction skills.

Sociology

85770

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Sociology will study human social relationships and group life. Students will work together to understand and theorize on social systems, and together towards the development and implementation of positive social method.

US Economics

85800

0.5

11-12

Humanities II

None

Meets Requirements In:
ECONOMICS or
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

This course examines basic micro and macroeconomic concepts and the types of economic systems. With emphasis on the modern American economy, students will examine and analyze investments, productivity, fiscal and monetary policies, and aspects of personal finance. This class meets the district's requirements and standards for Economics.

United States Government

85700

0.5

10-12

Humanities II

None

Meets Requirements In:
GOVERNMENT
May be taken only once for credit

This quarter long course examines the basic concepts of government systems with particular emphasis on the American Constitution. Students will examine the founding principles of the United States through the lens of current events. The class meets the district's requirements and standards for Government.

US History since 1945
(US Sports History)

85575

0.5

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

Through the lens of popular sports, this course will trace major events, which have occurred since World War II with emphasis on the political events and personalities involved. Topics covered in the course include: the Cold War, the civil rights movement, Korean and Vietnam Wars, Watergate, and contemporary issues. Students will apply research reference skills and may be required to write a research paper.

US Military History/Diplomacy I

85651

0.5

11-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
AMERICAN HISTORY
May be taken only once for credit

This class will cover the origins of World War I and World War II and how the United States went from being an isolationist country to the greatest superpower in the world. Students will learn what it was to fight in these wars, the major battles, the diplomatic decisions that led to the US joining and winning these wars, the economic impacts of their involvement, and discuss controversial topics like the Treaty of Versailles, the Atom Bomb, and the Holocaust.

World Religions

85870

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

The student will leave the class with basic knowledge of major religions of the world along with a strong philosophical understanding of other people and cultures. Students will examine the origins and history of major religions, their similarities and differences, and trace how they are practiced and how they interact today.

Special Courses

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Administrative Option/Admin Dismiss


0.0

9-12

None

None


Students are not assigned a class this period and attendance is not taken. Students are not required to be on campus.

AP Research

22112

1.0

11-12

AP Seminar

$143.00

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE

AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense. (Note: AP Seminar is a prerequisite for AP Research. Completing AP Seminar and all its required assessment components is necessary for students to develop the skills to be successful in AP Research.)

AP Seminar

22110

1.0

10-12

Any AP Class

$143.00

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE

AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.

Peer Internship

40420

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit.

Students assist students with moderate or significant disabilities in the classroom setting. Peer Internship students will serve as peer tutors and/or teacher assistants for selected elective and academic classes. Candidates should have the desire to interact with and provide a positive role model for a wide variety of students with learning and emotional needs.

School Success

40501(T1)
40502(T3)

0.5

9-10

Counselor Approval

None


Success Lab is a class designed to facilitate a smooth freshman transition or provide an opportunity for upperclassmen to re-focus on school. Success Success is a time for students to
complete work for classes, study for tests and improve their skill set through 20-30 minute
mini lessons. Students are expected to be active learners and participants. Tutors are available for students needing extra help.

Senior Internship

55577

1.0

12

Application, academy recommendation,
interview, verification of transportation,
driver's license and insurance

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit.

Senior Internship is the capstone of the academy experience. The class is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to learn from and network with professionals in the student's specific career area of interest through placement in an unpaid/paid internship based on the requirements of individual sites. As an intern, the student obtains a view of the work world and develops an understanding of the relationship between academic content and workplace performance. Relationships are developed with adults who model real world problem solving techniques and standards for excellence essential to career success. 120 hours must be documented to receive credit.

Student Aides


.25

10-12

Application

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit.

The student receives .25 credits per aide position per quarter and cannot accumulate more than 1.0 credit of student aide credit towards graduation. Student aides will receive a “P” for passing or an “F” for unsatisfactory work on the report card. A confidentiality agreement is signed by the aide. The grade is not calculated in the student's grade point average. Students can aide in counseling, main office, library, with a teacher, or as a computer technology aide. Application and prior approval must be obtained before the student can sign up for the class.

Student Government

35450

1.0

9-12

Teacher Approval/
Application

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit.

Students will explore concepts of leadership and develop leadership skills, techniques and strategies through school activities which promote school spirit and community service. The development of the culture, climate and traditions of Castle View High School and the planning of homecoming, dances, pep rallies and charity events will comprise the bulk of the projects during the year. Teamwork is an integral part of the class. An application and teacher approval are required for enrollment.

Tutor

40430

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken more than once for credit.

Upper level students with expertise in a core or elective area may choose to work in the classroom setting under the direct supervision of a CVHS teacher. Students work in a specific classroom with individual students and/or small groups of students to provide additional academic support. A confidentiality agreement is signed by the tutor and an evaluation form is completed by the supervising teacher as part of the grading process.

Theatre/Dance

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

Advanced Dance

75460

0.5

10-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This class is for students who have a strong dance background. The dance units will include advance dance techniques in ballet, lyrical and jazz. Students will have the opportunity to study professional dance choreography and techniques, to choreograph their own dances and explore various dance careers available. This course also includes the study of dance kinesiology.

Broadway Dance I

70910

0.5

9-12

None

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is designed to teach the basics of a wide variety of stage movement utilized in performance situations. Ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance will be the focus of the semester. Students will be required to dress clothing appropriate for movement and participate in warm-ups and are required to choreograph their own piece at the end of each unit.

Broadway Dance II

70915

0.5

9-12

Broadway Dance I

None

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
May be taken more than once for credit

This course is designed for the intermediate level dance student to learn a variety of dance movements and choreographic techniques that are utilized in performance situations. Course work will include the following: study of choreographers and choreography from Broadway musicals, video reconstruction, improvisational techniques, jazz, tap, modern and ballet techniques. Students will be required to dress clothing appropriate for movement and participate in warm-ups and the execution of dance steps given in each unit.

Technical Theatre I

70783

1.0

9-12

None

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course offers students the opportunity to participate in phases of stagecraft activities. Course work may include the following: scenery construction, stage lighting, make-up, sound, publicity, design, theatre organization management and maintenance.

Technical Theatre II

70790

1.0

10-12

Technical Theatre I

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken more than once for credit

This course offers the serious technical theatre student the opportunity to participate in the phases of technical theatre. Course work may include the following: advanced scene design, advanced lighting design, advanced sound design, stagecraft, publicity, make-up, costumes, theatre organization, and management. Students may be required to participate in after-school productions and assume crew responsibilities.

Theatre I

70700

0.5

9-12

None

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course offers the opportunity for a variety of performance experiences, which may include the following: scene work, monologues, stage combat, improvisation and pantomime. Major emphases of the class are on developing beginning acting skills and self-esteem. It is required that students take Theatre I and Theatre II consecutively.

Theatre II

70710

0.5

9-12

Theatre I

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

As a continuation of Theatre I, this course extends development of acting skills and self esteem. Course work may include the following: scene work, monologues, improvisation, play and character analysis, auditioning, musical theatre, and Shakespeare. Participation in play production is encouraged. It is required that students take Theatre I and Theatre II consecutively.

Theatre III

70720

1.0

10-12

Theatre II

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course emphasizes the development of a higher level of acting skills. Course work may include the following: improvisation, play and character analysis, directing, theatre history, musical theatre, stage combat and advanced acting techniques. Participation in play production is encouraged.

Theatre IV (Stage Directing and Acting)

70730

1.0

11-12

Teacher Approval

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This class allows students to pursue the fundamentals of stage direction. Course work may include the following: directing and advanced acting, film directing, script and character analysis and design concepts. Work outside of class time is expected for rehearsal and performances.

Theatre Production Ensemble

70755

1.0

11-12

Audition

$30.00

Meets Requirements In:
FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This audition-only course is for the advanced theatre student. Students will develop advanced production techniques. Play production is the core of this class. Students may be required to participate in the productions.

World Language

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

COURSE#

CREDIT

LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEES

American Sign Language I

95300

1.0

9-12

None

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

American Sign Language I is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). This course is designed for the development of American Sign Language expressive and receptive skills, grammar, vocabulary, cultural awareness, and related terminology. Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, finger-spelling, numbers, and cultural information related to the Deaf Community.

American Sign Language II

95302

1.0

10-12

C or better
in ASL I or
Teacher Recommendation

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

American Sign Language II is a continuation of American Sign Language I. This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language expressive and receptive skills, grammar, vocabulary, cultural awareness, and related terminology.

American Sign Language III

95303

1.0

10-12

C or better
in ASL II or
Teacher Recommendation

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

American Sign Language III is designed to further the development of created and planned language usage, which is cultivated through contextualized discourse exercises between student-teacher, student-student and teacher narratives. Creative usage of ASL in the form of poetry and storytelling is introduced by teacher and other signers in the Deaf Community. Deaf cultural topics are included in each unit, to provide context for vocabulary units and to expand cultural perspectives and understanding.

American Sign Language IV

95304

1.0

10-12

C or better
in ASL III or
Teacher Recommendation

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

This course is a continuation of American Sign Language III, comprehension and production skills emphasizing on complex grammar, short stories, narratives, and interactive use of the ASL. The student will continue an in-depth study about the Deaf community and Deaf culture globally.

AP French Language

95430

1.0

11-12

French IV

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement language classes offer the students a weighted credit. Students continue building their fluency in the language through oral, written, listening, and reading practice. These classes are conducted entirely in French for both students and teachers. Students in AP classes prepare to take the Language Advanced Placement tests, which are given in May.

AP German Language & Culture

95540

1.0

10-12

German IV

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

The AP German Language course has been designed to prepare students for the AP Exam. The course is designed around the 6 themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Beauty and Aesthetics, and Families and Communities. Students will be assessed in a variety of ways that are focused on Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication. This course is conducted almost entirely in German and students are expected to communicate in German.

AP Spanish Language

95640

1.0

10-12

C or better in Spanish IV OR
teacher recommendation

AP Exam $95.00
Textbook/
Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Advanced Placement language classes offer the students a weighted credit. Students continue building their fluency in the language through oral, written, listening, and reading practice. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish for both the students and the teacher.

French I

95400

1.0

9-12

None

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

French I focuses on the key areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French. Each lesson introduces new vocabulary and grammar concepts through listening comprehension, speaking, and writing activities. Simple grammatical structures (present tense) are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. The course has been aligned to meet all state standards.

French II

95410

1.0

9-12

French I

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

French II is a continuation to the introduction to the French language and Francophone communities focusing on four modes of expression including: listening, speaking, writing and reading. The main goal of this course is for students to develop, on a daily basis, receptive and productive skills that will allow them to communicate efficiently in French. Vocabulary and grammatical (past tense) structure will be more complex.

French III

95420

1.0

9-12

French II

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

French III in a continuation of the introduction to the French language and Francophone communities focusing on fours modes of expressions including: listening, speaking, writing and reading. The main goal of this course is for students to develop, on a daily basis, receptive and productive skills that will allow them to communicate efficiently in French. Vocabulary and grammatical structure (all other tenses and mood) will be more complex.

French IV

95435

1.0

10-12

French III

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

The focus of this class will be on real-life language use, the integration of French and Francophone culture and language, and the acquisition of the four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. During class time, students should expect to engage in group and pair work, and to actively participate in class. Attendance, participation, and individual preparation outside of class are essential for success.

French V

95436

1.0

10-12

French IV

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

French V is designed for those students not wishing to take the Advanced Placement class. These students will focus their communicative skills via impromptu and spontaneous conversations, interviews and debates. They will build their vocabulary using thematic units.

French VI (Conversation
and Culture)

95405

1.0

12

French V

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

French VI is designed for those students not wishing to take the Advanced Placement class. These students will focus their communicative skills via impromptu and spontaneous conversations, interviews and debates. They will build their vocabulary using thematic units.

German I

95500

1.0

9-12

None

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

German I focuses on the key areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German, as well as the culture in German-speaking countries. Each lesson introduces new vocabulary and grammar concepts through listening comprehension, speaking, and writing activities. Simple grammatical structures (present tense) are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. The course has been aligned to meet all state standards.

German II

95510

1.0

10-12

German I

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

German II is a continuation of the introduction to the German language and German-speaking communities focusing on listening, speaking, writing and reading. The main goal of this course is for students to develop, on a daily basis, receptive and productive skills that will allow them to communicate efficiently in German. Vocabulary and grammatical (past tense) structures will be more complex.

German III

95520

1.0

10-12

German II

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

German III continues German I & II in the development of increased functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the German language. The main goal of this course is for students to develop, on a daily basis, receptive and productive skills that will allow them to communicate efficiently in German. Vocabulary and grammatical structures (all other tenses and mood) will be increasingly complex.

German IV

95541

1.0

10-12

German III

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

German IV continues German Language I, II, and III in the development of increased functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the German language. During class time, students should expect to engage in group and pair work, and to actively participate in class. Attendance, participation, and individual preparation outside of class are essential for success.

German V

ISWL2

1.0

10-12

German IV

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

German V continues German Language I, II, III and IV in the development of increased functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the German language. During class time, students should expect to engage in group and pair work, and to actively participate in class. Attendance, participation, and individual preparation outside of class are essential for success.

Spanish I

95600

1.0

9-12

None

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

Spanish I is a beginning level accelerated course that prepares students to speak, read, write and listen in the language and introduces them to another culture. Students will study simple grammar structure, which includes verb conjugations, gender of nouns, adjective use and sentence structure and be able to communicate on simple, everyday topics. They will be assessed on speaking, writing, listening and reading skills.

Spanish II

95610

1.0

9-12

C or better in Spanish I OR
teacher recommendation

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE
May be taken only once for credit

In Spanish II, students continue learning verb tenses and more complicated grammatical constructions, as well as much more vocabulary and culture. They learn to create more complex sentences, ask original questions and add more detail and elaboration to their speaking and writing skills, becoming more conversational and comfortable in the language. They are assessed on speaking, writing, listening and reading skills.

Spanish III

95620

1.0

9-12

C or better in Spanish II OR
teacher recommendation

Workbook
& Novel

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

In level III classes, the students continue to learn vocabulary and increasingly more complicated grammar and syntactic structures. The student's and teacher's use of the target language in the classroom increases greatly at this level of language learning. Students must be willing and able to commit to the required study time and effort for this intensive course.

Spanish IV

95631

1.0

10-12

C or better in Spanish III OR
teacher recommendation

Workbook
& Novel

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

In level IV, classes are conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The students work on improving their fluency speaking, reading, writing and listening. Vocabulary and grammar study continue as does practice and review of the grammatical structure already learned. Students will practice and be assessed on speaking, writing, listening, and reading.

Spanish V

95660

1.0

10-12

C or better in Spanish IV OR
teacher recommendation

Workbook
& Novel

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Spanish V is designed for those students wishing to advance their conversational fluency and cultural knowledge. These students will focus their communicative skills via impromptu and spontaneous conversations, interviews and debates. They will build their vocabulary using thematic units.

Spanish for Leadership

95664

1.0

10-12

Spanish III
& Teacher
Recommendation

Workbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

In Spanish for Leadership, students will use Spanish in global situations. Students will continue to develop proficiency in Spanish while learning 21st century skills. Topics to be covered include cultures, economics, governments, environment, social systems and current events of Spanish-speaking countries.

SPA 111 Spanish Language I

69111

0.5 & 5.0

9-12

Teacher recommendation
and a grade of “C” or
better in Spanish II

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS,
OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language I (SPA 111)

SPA 112 Spanish Language II

69112

0.5 & 5.0

9-12

Teacher recommendation and a
grade of “C” or better in SPA 111

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS,
OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language II (SPA 112)

SPA 211 Spanish Language III

69132

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Teacher recommendation
and a passing grade of “C”
or better in SPA 112

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS,
OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language III: GT-AH4: (SPA 211)

SPA 212 Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4

69133

0.5 & 3.0

10-12

Teacher recommendation and
a “C” or better in SPA 211

Textbook

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE, FINE ARTS,
OR PRACTICAL ARTS

Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4 (SPA 212

Spanish for Heritage Learners

95615

1.0

9-12

Teacher
Recommendation

None

Meets Requirements In:
ELECTIVE/PRACTICAL ARTS/FINE ARTS
May be taken only once for credit

Spanish for Heritage Learners is a class specifically designed for students who already know Spanish in some capacity - whether through family, social interactions or academic settings. The goal of Spanish for Heritage Learners is to help grow students' formal and academic Spanish and help students become not only bilingual, but biliterate. The class will prepare students to be more successful in future Spanish courses by enhancing their reading and writing skills through thematic units.