2020-2021 Curriculum Guide - Pendleton High School Your Resource for High School, College and Career Planning

 
Pendleton High School
 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide
                Your Resource for High School,
                 College and Career Planning

Pendleton High School Information Board (541) 966-3800 Fax (541) 966-3813
              1800 NW Carden Ave. | Pendleton, OR 97801
Pendleton High School Support Staff
      ADMINISTRATION                              COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
          Melissa Sandven                                        Renee Moore
              Principal                                 Counseling Department Secretary
              966-3806                                             966-3848
      msandven@pendletonsd.org                            rmoore@pendletonsd.org

              Troy Jerome                                       Greg Whitten
   Assistant Principal/Athletic Director                          Counselor
                966-3805                                          966-3854
       tjerome@pendletonsd.org                            gwhitten@pendletonsd.org

             Curt Thompson                                   Karen Demianew
Assistant Principal/Career Tech Coordinator                      Counselor
                 966-3372                                        966-3855
      cthompson@pendletonsd.org                          kdemianew@pendletonsd.org

                                                               Ron Murphy
                                                                 Counselor
          OFFICE STAFF                                           966-3852
                                                          rmurphy@pendletonsd.org
             Kimi Carlson
        Administrative Secretary                                Kim Minthorn
               966-3804                                   Native American Coordinator
       kcarlson@pendletonsd.org                                    966-3851
                                                         kminthorn@pendletonsd.org
          Marti McGraw
            Bookkeeper
             966-3803
      mmcgraw@pendletonsd.org                                PHS WEBSITE
              Anita Lewis                              Check out our website for calendars,
            Athletic Secretary                    bell schedules, sports schedules, staff contact
                966-3802                             information, ASPIRE and scholarships,
        alewis@pendletonsd.org                 club and activity news and other announcements.

          Michelle Gomez                                 http://hs.pendleton.k12.or.us
         Attendance Secretary
              966-3801
       mgomez@pendletonsd.org                          Follow us on Facebook
                                                   Pendleton High School, Oregon

                                    Pendleton High School
Table of Contents
Academic Planning Checklist...............................2
Diploma Requirements..................................... 3-4                 Language Arts................................................ 15-16
Grading Practices...................................................4         Mathematics.................................................... 17-18
Honors Diploma.....................................................5          Science.............................................................. 19-21
CTE Pathways..................................................... 6-7         Social Studies........................................................22
ASPIRE....................................................................8   PE and Health.......................................................23
Preparing for College............................................9            Fine Arts.......................................................... 24-26
College Credit Opportunities....................... 10-11                     Foreign Language................................................26
University Admission Requirements................12                           Career and Technology Ed (CTE)................ 27-29
NCAA....................................................................13    Electives........................................................... 30-31
Alternative Educational Options.......................13                      Course Guide Index....................................... 32-34
Course Description Example..............................14                                    Courses are subject to change.

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Academic Planning Checklist
Planning is best accomplished with the help of parents, teachers, counselors and other adults. Students
and parents should study graduation requirements and course options carefully and use them as guides
for forecasting and post-secondary planning. Use the following checklist to help monitor progress in
school, prepare for graduation and plan future educational steps. Students and parents can obtain
answers to most of these questions also by communicating with ASPIRE.

                 EIGHTH GRADE                                             ELEVENTH GRADE
9 Identify strengths, likes and dislikes, learning styles   9 Review four-year plan in relation to graduation
  and academic styles.                                        requirements and post-high school plans and make
9 Identify tentative career interests, potential career       revisions as appropriate.
  paths, post-secondary education options.                  9 Review four-year plan in relation to selected Pathway
9 Identify academic preparation needed to meet long-          and make revisions as appropriate.
  term goals.                                               9 Check college entrance test (PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.)
9 Ask questions, attend eighth grade forecasting night.       dates and registration deadlines.
                                                            9 Check specific entrance requirements (such as courses
                                                              and test scores) for schools of interest.
                  NINTH GRADE
                                                            9 Attend scholarship and financial aid presentations.
9 Draft a four-year plan of courses related to              9 For student athletes, review NCAA and/or NAIA
  educational and career interests.                           eligibility requirements.
9 Ask counselor or advisor for information and advice.      9 For the non-college bound student, research options
9 Discuss educational and career plans with parent(s).        such as military, apprenticeships, travel and greater
9 Review graduation and post-secondary college-               world of work.
  university entrance requirements.                         9 Participate in career-related learning experiences.
9 Begin thinking about which Pathway Program of
  Study to select.                                                         TWELFTH GRADE
                                                            9 Check college entrance test (PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.)
                  TENTH GRADE                                 dates and registration deadlines.
9 Review four-year plan and revise as appropriate.          9 Participate in career-related learning experiences.
9 Check for PSAT registration and test date.                9 Check and act on scholarship and financial aid
9 Continue to work towards excellence in both course          opportunities and due dates.
  work and in co-curricular activities.                     9 Attend career/college fair.
9 Select a Pathway and continue Pathway progress.           9 Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
                                                              (FAFSA).
                                                            9 Check selected college/university/vocational school’s
                                                              application deadline for admission.
                                                            9 For the non-college bound student, complete
                                                              enrollment and/or application requirements
                                                              for military, apprenticeship, and other career
                                                              opportunities.

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Diploma Requirements
Credits for classes are granted for A, B, C, D, and P (Pass) grades. A half credit (0.5) is earned
for a semester; one credit (1) is earned for a full year class. Grades of F, I (Incomplete), and N
(No-pass) do not earn credit.

Course and Credit Requirements                Seniors             Juniors          Sophomores            Freshmen
English *                                        4                   4                   4                    4
Social Studies                                   3                   3                   3                    3
Science                                          3                   3                   3                    3
Math – Algebra 1 or higher                       3                   3                   3                    3
PE                                               1                   1                   1                    1
Health                                           1                   1                   1                    1
Success 101                                      0.5                0.5                  0.5                 0.5
Success 201                                      0.5                0.5                  0.5                 0.5
Career and Technical Ed, or
                                                 3                   3                   3                    3
Fine Arts, or Foreign Language
Electives                                        6                   6                   6                    6
TOTAL CREDITS                                    25                  25                  25                  25
Essential Skills Requirements            Can be met through:
Ready, Writing and Math                  • Statewide Assessment (Smarter Balance)
                                         • Other Assessment (PSAT, SAT, ACT, Compass Work Samples
                                           (2 Reading, 2 Writing, 2 Math)

*Students who take Freshman Honors English as Eighth graders will still be required to take four years of English in
high school.

                           ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
9 Develop an educational plan and build an education           9 Participate in career-related learning experiences
  profile. Students identify personal, academic, and             outlined in the education plan. Students connect
  career interest goals and develop a learning plan in           classroom learning with real life experiences in the
  preparation for post-high school next steps. Progress and      workplace, community, or school relevant to their
  achievement are documented and monitored through               personal, academic, career interest and post-high
  the education profile.                                         school goals.

9 Demonstrate extended application through a collection
  of evidence. Students apply and extend academic and
  career-related knowledge and skills in new and complex
  situations appropriate to the student’s personal,
  academic, career interest and post-high school goals.

9 Demonstrate career-related knowledge and skills.
  These include personal management, problem solving,
  communication, teamwork, employment foundations,
  and career development.

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Diploma Requirements continued...
                                         LOCAL ASSESSMENT OPTION
               In Oregon, students must demonstrate proficiency in the Mathematics Essential Skill to:

Apply mathematics in a variety of settings                    Students can fulfill this requirement by:
    9 Interpret a situation and apply workable mathematical    1) Passing the 11th grade Smarter Balanced
      concepts and strategies, using appropriate                  Assessment, or
      technologies where applicable.                           2) Achieving pre-determined scores on other
    9 Produce evidence, such as graphs, data, or                  standardized assessments such as the SAT, ACT or
      mathematical models, to obtain and verify a solution.       Compass assessments, or
    9 Communicate and defend the verified process and          3) Successfully mastering 2 math problem solving work
      solution, using pictures, symbols, models, narrative        samples
      or other methods.

                                          Grading Practices
Grading System: Grades are designated by A, B,                Weighted Grades: The following classes are graded
C, D, F, P, N, G, or I. P indicates pass with credit; N       on a 5.0 scale:, AP Language and Composition,
indicates no pass, no credit; G indicates no grade; I         AP Literature and Composition, Spanish 3,
indicates incomplete.                                         Spanish 4, Honors Biology 1, Honors Biology 2,
                                                              Honors Chemistry, Physics, Honors Geometry,
Grading Framework: Final grades are based on                  Honors Algebra 2, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus/
the following general guidelines: College level               Trigonometry, Calculus, AP World History, AP
class-10% practice & 90% assessment; Senior level             US History, and AP Government.
class-20% practice & 80% assessment; Junior level
class-25% practice & 75% assessment; Sophomore                A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 F=0 P=0 N=0 G=0
level class-30% practice & 70% assessment;                    Rounding Up: In order to make grades
Freshman level class-35% practice & 65%                       mathematically correct, grades will be rounded up
assessment; Below grade level class-40% practice              to the nearest whole number. For example, 89.5%
& 60% assessment.                                             rounds up to an A.
Class Rank: The students’ cumulative GPA is
listed in order from the highest to the lowest and
linked with the number of students in the class to
establish class rank.
Unweighted vs. Weighted Grades: Transcripts
include both weighted and unweighted grades.
Weighted courses on the transcript will be
identified with an asterisk * after the course title.
Unweighted GPAs will be submitted to colleges.
Unweighted Grades:
A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0 P=0 N=0 G=0

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Honors Diploma
All courses applied to the Honors Diploma must be at a C or better grade. Cumulative
weighted GPA must be at least 3.25. (Honors Geometry is a weighted course, but does not
apply to the Honors Diploma)

                                 HONOR DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
       A total of 10 credits required. Credits required consist of at least 7 credits from the following list:

  AT LEAST ONE FROM          AT LEAST ONE FROM     AT LEAST ONE FROM                     AT LEAST ONE FROM
      AP Language              Honors Biology 1*     Honors Algebra 2*                     AP World History*
    and Composition*           Honors Biology 2*      College Algebra*                       AP US History*
      AP Literature           Honors Chemistry*      Pre-Calculus/Trig*              AP US Government and Politics*
    and Composition*               Physics*               Calculus*
                                     OTHER HONORS COURSE OPTIONS
                                                 Studio Art and Advanced              Advanced Music (Symphonic
       Spanish 3*
                                                    Studio Art (1CR Max)             Band, A Capella Choir) 1 CR Max
       Spanish 4*                                                                           Food and Travel 4

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Pendleton High School CTE Pathways
                        AGRICULTURE SCIENCE & MECHANICS PATHWAY
Overview: Agriculture and the food, fiber, and natural resource system is America’s most creative,
productive and basic industry. A career in the field of Agriculture is a rewarding hands-on opportunity that
will build core competencies, insight and experience into various skilled trades. Agricultural education
teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, students learn a
wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology.

Agriculture Science Pathway                                       Agriculture Mechanics Pathway
         Course Name                Credits      Required                 Course Name               Credits   Required
Agriculture 1                           1            Yes          Metal Fabrication 1                  1         Yes
Agriculture 2                           1            Yes          Metal Fabrication 2                  1         Yes
Animal Science                          1            No           Advanced Metals                      1          No
Plant Science                           1            No           Agricultural Structures              1          No
Veterinary Science                      1            No                                     Total      4          2
Crop and Soil Science                   1            No          College Connections
Equine Science                          1            No            9 BMCC Dual Credit - Animal Science
                            Total       7               2          9 BMCC Dual Credit - Plant Science

    A minimum of 3 credits is required to receive a completion certification and graduation
      stole. Please see teacher or counselor for additional requirements and application

                               HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM PATHWAY
Overview: The objective of the PHS culinary arts program is to provide an industry-driven curriculum
that prepares students for a career in restaurant and food service management. Throughout the course,
students learn about relevant and timely topics, from global cuisines to sustainability. In addition to
learning basic cooking methods and techniques, students practice critical thinking and problem solving.
They have opportunities to practice communication and collaboration, as well as creativity and innovation.

           Course Name                          Credits        Required       Culinary Arts education is delivered through
                                                                              three interconnected components:
Food and Travel 1                           0.5 (1 semester)     Yes
                                                                                9 Classroom and laboratory instruction
Food and Travel 2                             1 (full year)      Yes
                                                                                9 Experiential learning through catering
Food and Travel 3                             1 (full year)      Yes
                                                                                  events, internships and volunteerism
Food and Travel 4
                                              1 (full year)      Yes            9 Leadership education delivered
(Work Study / internship)
                                                                                  through participation in the culinary
                                Total             3.5             3               club and competitions

    A minimum of 3 credits is required to receive a completion certification and graduation
      stole. Please see teacher or counselor for additional requirements and application

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Pendleton High School CTE Pathways continued...
                                    DIGITAL & MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY
Overview: A program of study in the field of Visual and Media Arts will build core competencies, insight
and experience in a variety of skills, both technical and hands on. Students will learn to plan, create and
work in groups to problem solve.

         Course Name                Credits          Required
Visual Design Basics 1                 0.5             Yes
Visual Design Basics 2                 0.5             Yes
Digital Arts 1                         0.5             Yes
Digital Arts 2                         0.5             Yes
Multimedia Art 1                       0.5             No
Multimedia Art 2                       0.5             No
Studio Art                             1.0             No
Advanced Studio Art                    1.0             No
                            Total      5.0             2.0
Other CTE classes that can be taken to fulfill the required 3
credits in the Visual and Media Arts Pathway

           Course Name                 Credits Required
Digital Design, and Production               1          No

     A minimum of 3 credits is required to receive a completion certification and graduation
       stole. Please see teacher or counselor for additional requirements and application

                         INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING SYSTEMS PATHWAY
Overview: A career in the field of Industrial and Engineering Systems is a rewarding hands-on
opportunity that will build core competencies, insight and experience into various skilled trades. The
curriculum offers an integrated set of core academics with engineering and technical skills as well as
hands on manufacturing experience that reinforces industrial skill sets. Students will learn to plan, build
and work in groups to problem solve.
                                                                    College Connections
             Course Name                     Credits     Required
                                                                     9 Blue Mountain Community College
 Intro to Engineering Design, or                 1           Yes
                                                                     9 Oregon Institute of Technology
 Digital Design and Production                   1           Yes
 Robotics 1                                      1           Yes
                                                                      A minimum of 3 credits is required
 Aerospace                                       1           No      to receive a completion certification
 Cooperative Work Experience                     1           No        and graduation stole. Please see
                                    Total        5              2     teacher or counselor for additional
                                                                         requirements and application

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ASPIRE Your Ticket to Success
                    (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone)
The PHS ASPIRE program helps students and              opportunities and more. ASPIRE can also help with
parents plan for what is next after high school        SAT and ACT test registration and preparation.
including trade school, apprenticeship programs,       Junior and senior students – you should already
community college, 4-year college, or entering the     be working with the ASPIRE volunteers, and if
workforce.                                             you aren’t, introduce yourself today!
Over 30 volunteers work with Jill Gregg and their      ASPIRE Phone Number – 541-966-3846
results are impressive: last year our seniors earned
over $2,300,000 in scholarships for colleges.          Check out their link on the PHS Web Page for
                                                       more information, including planning documents
Throughout the year, ASPIRE holds meetings             and scholarship information.
for parents and students on a variety of topics:
college searches, college applications, financial            http://hs.pendleton.k12.or.us/aspire
aide, scholarships, academic planning, career                      jgregg@pendletonsd.org
exploration, application essays, internship

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Preparing for College
No one should think that their education ends                   Pendleton High School offers many
after high school graduation. While graduation                  opportunities for students to get a jump
is a huge milestone, more and more careers that                 start on their college education. Please familiarize
pay well and provide job satisfaction require more              yourself with the following opportunities and
education and training beyond high school. Given                suggestions. Then contact ASPIRE for resources
the economic conditions across our country, and                 on assistance in developing your plan after high
the emergence of a global economy – that education              school.
and training beyond high school is critical to think
about and plan for.

                                            ACADEMIC PREPARATION
Students who are interested in attending college                Students should take the most rigorous core
should begin planning before their freshman year.               courses they can while in high school.
Community colleges and four year universities                   Choose your classes wisely, work for the highest
all have their degrees and programs on their web                grade you can get, and make sure you are prepared
pages, and it is important for students to begin                for the rigors of college.
looking at what’s available, and what course could
be taken in high school to better prepare them for
college.

                                                  COLLEGE TESTING
All public and private colleges and universities require students to take the SAT or ACT as part of their
entrance requirements. Community colleges do not require these tests. It is important to familiarize
yourself with these tests, and to plan ahead for taking them. Information on the PSAT and SAT can be
found on the College Board website. Information on the ACT can be found by searching for ACT.

                      PSAT                                                             SAT
The PSAT test is a standardized test given by the       The SAT is another standardized test that most colleges and
College Board that gives sophomore and junior           universities use as part of their admittance requirements. Students
students the opportunity to see where their skills      must take the Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing exams.
are and what they might need practice on before         Scores from all three tests are combined, with a perfect score of
taking the SAT. The PSAT is a very difficult test for   1600.
most students, but it gives them the experience         The College Board administers the SAT test, and their web site is
and information necessary to be successful on           full of information about how the test is scored, how students can
the SAT and/or ACT.                                     prepare for the test, when tests are given, and much more.
At PHS, we offer the opportunity for all sophomore      Students should consider taking this exam the Spring of their
students to take the PSAT for free in October each      Junior year.
year. It is recommended that juniors planning to
attend college after high school take the PSAT                                         ACT
again the fall of their junior year.                    The ACT is another standardized test that measures high school
                                                        achievement and college readiness. Similar to the SAT, the ACT tests
                                                        student knowledge is English, Math, Reading and Science. There is
                                                        also an optional writing test students can take. Scores from all four
                                                        required tests are combined, with a perfect score of 36.

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College Credit Opportunities
                                     ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level classes               Advanced                     Grade
that give students the opportunity to take a rigorous               Placement Courses                Level
course in English or Social Sciences, and also earn college
                                                               AP World History                 10    11     12
credit. AP US History and AP Government are also
dual credit classes, which means that students can earn        AP US History                          11     12
college credit without taking the AP exam. For other AP        AP US Government and Politics                 12
courses at PHS, you need to take the AP exam in May,           AP Language and Composition            11     12
and depending on your score and where you’re going
to college, you could earn college credit for the course.      AP Literature and Composition          11     12
Talk to your counselor for more information.

                                EXPANDED OPTIONS PROGRAM
This program was created in 2006 by the Oregon         fees, and sometimes book costs. Credit earned in
Legislature to promote opportunities for high          the college courses will also count as PHS credit.
school students to earn more college credits           Students who enroll in the Expanded Options
while still in high school. The program is open to     Program must provide their own transportation.
juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old,     There is some required paperwork to fill out to be
and students can be in the program for only two        eligible for this program.
years. Students can take college classes that are      Students should talk to their counselor in the spring for
not offered at PHS, and we will pay the tuition,       application to the program.

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College Credit Opportunities continued...
                                          DUAL CREDIT OPTIONS
This is a collaborative effort between Blue Mountain                 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
Community College, Eastern Oregon University,                   DUAL CREDIT AND DUAL ENROLLMENT:
and Treasure Valley Community College and over             Dual Credit means a PHS credit class taught by
20 school districts in Eastern Oregon to offer more        a PHS teacher, and a college also gives credit.
opportunities for high school students to earn             Dual Enrollment means a college class taught at a
college credits before graduation.                         college by college staff for high school and college
You can find out more information about this at            credit.
the Eastern Promise web page, at www.eastern-              Dual credit courses are PHS classes which students
promise.org.                                               earn PHS and college credit for. Dual credit courses
Students may enroll in certain classes at BMCC             require a passing score on the math and writing
where they can earn both BMCC and PHS credits.             placement test. There is a charge per credit to
Students are responsible for tuition and should talk to    earn the BMCC and EOU credit. Most dual credit
their counselor before enrolling. Preapproval by PHS       courses are junior and senior level courses. If you
Administration required.                                   take a class for dual credit, the grade you get in the
                                                           course is on your PHS report card and permanent
                                                           record, as well as your college transcript. This is
                                                           an excellent way to get a jump-start on college
                                                           credits, for a lot less money than regular college
                                                           tuition. The following is a list of PHS courses that
                                                           are forecasted for dual credit.

                  PHS Class                         College Class Name           College Credits     College
  College Algebra                           MTH095                                      5             BMCC
  Pre-Calculus/Trig                         MTH111, MTH112                             10             BMCC
  Spanish 3                                 SPAN101, 102, 103                          12             BMCC
  Spanish 4                                 SPAN201, 202, 203                          12             BMCC
  AP US Government and Politics             PS201, 202, 203                            12             BMCC
  AP US History                             HST201, 202, 203                           12             BMCC
  Health 2                                  HE250                                       3              EOU
  Honors Biology 2                          BIO101, 102, 103                           12             BMCC
  Success 101                               LD101                                       3             BMCC
  Success 201                               HUM110                                      3              EOU
  Introduction to Education                 ED 115                                      4              EOU
  Crop and Soil Science / Plant Science     CSS100                                      3             BMCC
  Animal and Vet Science                    ANS121                                      3             BMCC
  Metals Fabrication 1 and 2                AGM221                                      3             BMCC
  Military Science                          MS101                                       1              EOU

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Admission Requirements for Oregon Universities
Overview: Undergraduate Freshman Admission Requirements, Residents and Nonresidents
Chart shows our latest information on the minimum admission requirements at each university. See
campus websites and catalogs for comprehensive information on admission requirements.
                Requirement                        EOU            OIT          OSU*                 PSU             SOU                  UO                 WOU

    High School Graduation                         Yes            Yes            Yes                Yes             Yes                  Yes                 Yes
    Subject Requirements, 15 Units        1
                                                   Yes            Yes            Yes                Yes             Yes                  Yes                 Yes
    SAT Reasoning / ACT Scores        2
                                                   Yes            Yes            Yes                Yes             Yes                  Yes                 Yes
    High School GPA                                2.75          3.00           3.00   3
                                                                                                    3.00           3.00   4
                                                                                                                                         3.00                2.75
    Additional Campus Review                  Below            2.50        Below                Below          Below             Applications           If below
    Required5                                 2.75             to          3.00; or             3.00; or       2.75              are reviewed           2.75;
                                              portfolio        2.99        fewer than           fewer than                       through a              or fewer
                                              may be                       15 subject           15 subject                       comprehensive          than 15
                                              required                     units                units                            review                 subject
                                                                                                                                 process                units

1
 All Oregon universities require two years of the same high school level second language with a grade of C- or better, or two terms of a college level second language
with a grade of C- or better, or acceptable performance on proficiency -assessment options. American Sign Language or demonstrated proficiency in an American
Indian language, as certified by the governing body of any federally recognized tribe, can meet all or part of the second language requirement. The second language
requirement applies to transfer students graduating from high school in 1997 and thereafter.
2
 Minimum test scores are not set for regular campus admissions, but test results may be used during additional campus review processes. Oregon universities may
require a standardized writing exam. Students submitting the SAT II reasoning exam will be submitting a standardized writing exam. Students submitting ACT should
submit scores from the optional writing examination.
3
    OSU requires the Insight Resume. Completion of math through the level of Algebra II is highly recommended.
4
    SOU reviews applications qualitatively rather than basing admissions decisions solely on minimums.
5
  All Oregon universities conduct more comprehensive reviews of applicants who do not meet the minimum required GPA for admission. Reviews include additional
factors such as standardized test results, rigor of courses taken, review of writing sample or personal essays, non-cognitive factors, and other indicators that predict
potential success in college. Academic performance and meeting minimum qualifications are not the sole criteria for admission to an Oregon university. A university
may evaluate others factors such as current behavior and performance, as well as past experience and actions, to determine a student’s ability to maintain the standards
of academic and professional conduct expected at the University.
* For admission to OSU-Cascades, see their website, www.ouscascades.edu/admissions

Here are the basics for all the Oregon public universities. Students must also fulfill the Campus Admission
Requirements for each university they are interested in. The general requirements for entering an Oregon
public university include the following:
9 Graduation from a public or accredited private high                                          of Social Studies, and 2 units of a Second Language. For
  school or home schooling program.                                                            details on whether your classes meet these requirements,
9 A satisfactory, minimum grade point average (GPA) in all                                     talk to a high school guidance or university admissions
  graded subjects taken toward high school graduation,                                         counselor.
  or meeting one of the alternatives, for admission to an                                  9 Completion of the SAT/ACT, including the writing portion,
  Oregon university. If your GPA does not meet the campus                                    as part of the admission process. It’s best to take either the
  requirement, you should still apply because you may be                                     ACT or SAT in your junior year, and again in your senior
  considered through a more comprehensive review.                                            year so that you may submit your scores when applying
9 Satisfactory completion of 15 units of specified Subject                                   for admission.
  Requirements (at a grade of C- or above) or demonstrated                                 If you do not meet these general requirements, talk to your
  proficiency in at least 15 units of college preparatory high                             guidance counselor or college admissions officer at the campus
  school classes (with one unit defined as the equivalent                                  you’re interested in to understand your options. All Oregon public
  of one year). This must include 4 units of English, 3 units                              universities conduct more comprehensive reviews of students
  of Mathematics, 3 units of Science (including at least                                   to assess strengths for those who do not meet the minimum
  one year each in two different fields of science), 3 units                               requirements.

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If You’re Thinking of Playing Sports in College
Students who are planning to enroll in a four-year college/university immediately after high
school and wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics should check with their counselor
and the Athletic/Activities Director. It is important to make sure that classes meet both college entrance
requirements and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) initial-eligibility status. Some points
to consider:
9 Correspondence or independent study classes do not          9 College entrance requirements and National Collegiate
  meet requirements.                                            Athletic Association core-curriculum requirements
9 Remedial classes do not meet National Collegiate              may not be the same. Students with an approved
  Athletic Association requirements.                            diagnosed disability may submit waivers and have
                                                                different eligibility criteria.
9 Courses taken in the eighth grade may not count to
  satisfy requirements.                                       9 IMPORTANT: To see if a class counts towards the NCAA
                                                                requirements, check on the Course Description page
                                                                under the box labeled “NCAA.”

                         Alternative Educational Options
•   Hawthorne High School (Pendleton High School
    Alternative Program) all classes online with Acellus or
    OdysseyWare.
•   Enrollment in classes at both Hawthorne and PHS
    campus
•   InterMountain Online: Pendleton is designed to
    assist the Pendleton School District by providing
    online, blended, and independent school options
    for their students. This model provides learners the
    ability to remain students of the Pendleton district,
    while at the same time accessing a personalized and
    autonomous school program that meets their unique
    learning needs. The IMESD e-Learning program is
    designed to create and improve accessibility to high
    school (dual and non-dual credit) classes for students
    through the region. These courses will be delivered
    through the CANVAS online learning platform. This
    platform is being used by the Oregon University
    system, as well as hundreds of other colleges around
    the United States. All classes have been created
    and are taught by regional teachers throughout the
    IMESD consortium districts and BMCC.
•   Pendleton High School Online classes via Accelus or
    OdysseyWare
•   GED program through Hawthorne High School

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What information is included? Course descriptions...
This CURRICULUM GUIDE provides basic information to assist students in selecting their courses at
Pendleton High School. The guide contains essential information for planning a high school program
and completing the annual registration process. Below is an example of a course description:

Example...
                                                                                   1. Standard Course number and title - An abbreviated form of this title
   0225       Algebra 1                                                               will appear on student schedules
This course offers basic Algebra concepts including: connections to Algebra,       2. Course Description - A general description of each course appears in this
properties of real numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and                 area and will include brief information about fees.
functions, solving and graphing linear inequalities, systems of linear equations
                                                                                   3. Credit - Number of credits the student will receive for taking the course.
and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, quadratic equations
and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational equations and functions,        4. Grade Level - A single grade entry (example “9”) indicates that the course
radicals and connections to geometry. Students need a scientific calculator. TI-      is usually taken during the 9th grade. A multiple entry (example “10 11
                                                                                      12”) indicates that the course can be taken any time during the 10th grade,
83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required for 2nd semester.
                                                                                      11th grade or 12th grade.
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit      5. Course Length - The length of the course as it relates to school’s semester
     1     9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year               NO                NO              system, 1 year vs. 1 semester.
Prerequisites: A, B or C in Eighth grade math.                                     6. Honors Diploma - This class counts towards the seven credits needed for
                                                                                      an honors diploma.
                                                                                   7. Dual Credit - Student may sign up to take this course for dual credit.
                                                                                      Students could receive PHS and college credit for the course.
                                                                                   8. Prerequisites - Conditions that must be met, or courses that must be
                                                                                      completed before a student can register for the course. It is especially
                                                                                      important to consider prerequisites when completing a four-year plan.

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Language Arts
                                                                       *Students can move from regular tack to honors track with teacher recommendation.
Course Flow Chart                                       *Students who take Freshman Honors as 8th graders will still be required to take four years of English in high school.
           8th Grade                       9th Grade                         10th Grade                          11th Grade                          12th Grade

        8th Grade English                   English 1                          English 2                          English 3                           English 4

        Freshman Honors                   Honors Prep                      AP English Prep                      AP Literature                       AP Language
                                                                                                               and Composition                    and Composition

   0105       English 1                                                                    0135       AP English Prep
This course studies a variety of types of literature from world literature.           This course is designed to prepare students with a basis of understanding to
Students learn parts of speech and practice sentence structure skills. Students       better prepare them for taking Advanced Placement English courses. This course
learn listening and speaking skills from group interactions and presentations.        is not a requirement for AP classes, but designed to help in student preparation
Writing paragraphs and assessing them using the analytical traits and modes           for taking these courses. Students must maintain a C in order to remain in this
is emphasized.                                                                        class and a B to be recommended for AP Lit/Lang.
 Credit    Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma         Dual Credit            Credit     Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma              Dual Credit
    1           9              1 Year              NO                 NO                   1          10, 11             1 Year                NO                  NO
Prerequisites: None                                                                   Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least two semesters of 10th Grade
                                                                                      English or Honors Prep. Tenth grade English teacher recommendation and test
   0125       English 2                                                               scores.
This course exposes the students to the fundamentals of grammar; provides
practice writing effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; improves spelling            0145       English 3
and vocabulary; practices critical and interpretive reading; increases reading        This course teaches writing skills of paragraphs and essays while reviewing
comprehension; improves study skills; and studies a variety of literary types         grammar, usage, and sentence structure. The student will also study American
focusing on tragedy through American and World literature. Students will also         literature and vocabulary. Listening, speaking, and discussion skills will be
develop their speaking skills. Vocabulary will be taught and reviewed.                developed.
 Credit    Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma         Dual Credit            Credit     Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma              Dual Credit
    1           10             1 Year              NO                 NO                   1            11               1 Year                NO                  NO
Prerequisites: Ninth grade English teacher recommendation and test scores.            Prerequisites: Tenth grade English teacher recommendation and test scores.

   0130       Honors Prep English                                                          0151       AP Language and Composition
Students will expand vocabulary and study a variety of literary types from            This class prepares students for the Advanced Placement Language Exam through
world literature. Oral expression will be developed through discussion and            the intensive analysis nonfiction from various historical periods including the
presentations. This course teaches grammar and sentence structure while               arts, politics, and science. Students will deepen their understanding of how
providing practice in writing paragraphs and compositions, using the analytical       language works by focusing on three skills: analysis, argument, and synthesis.
traits and modes. Students must maintain a C or better to remain in this class.       This course also reviews grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. Students
                                                                                      must maintain a C in order to remain in this class and a B to be recommended
 Credit    Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma         Dual Credit
                                                                                      for AP Literature and Composition. Students who pass the AP exam with a score
    1          9, 10           1 Year              NO                 NO              of 3 or above may receive college credit. Offered alternative years.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least two semesters of Freshman
                                                                                        Credit     Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma              Dual Credit
Honors. 8th and 9th grade teacher recommendations and test scores.
                                                                                           1          11, 12             1 Year                YES                 YES
                                                                                      Prerequisites: An A or B in AP English Prep, Honors Prep English 2, AP Literature
                                                                                      and Composition, teacher recommendation, and test scores.

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Language Arts
   0165        English 4                                                               0199        Multicultural Literature
Students will learn the patterns of the Hero’s Journey, as well as situational,     Students will read and study the literature of various waves of immigrants to
symbolic, and character archetypes as they occur in novels and epic poems.          the United States as they arrived, settled in, and integrated. These will include,
They will research, write, and present a project; they will also participate in     but are not limited to: South American, Central American, Native American,
class discussions to develop communication and critical thinking skills. Students   African American, Asian American, and our neighbors to the north, Canada.
completing this course by doing all the work and participating in classroom         Students will research, write, and present a project; they will also participate in
activities will be prepared for entry-level college composition, as well as,        class discussions to develop communication and critical thinking skills.
vocational writing.
                                                                                     Credit     Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma             Dual Credit
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit          0.5       10, 11, 12        Semester               NO                 NO
     1          12             1 Year               NO                 NO           Prerequisites: None
Prerequisites: Eleventh grade English teacher recommendation and test scores.
                                                                                       0190        Writer’s Workshop
   0175        AP Literature and Composition                                        It is vital for students to develop their critical thinking and analytical skills so
This class prepares students for the Advanced Placement English literature          they can determine the value of the information they are given and the value
exam through the intensive analysis of both prose and poetry. The course also       of the source. They also must be able to effectively communicate those ideas
reviews grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. Students must maintain a C        to others in a variety of forms. This class focus on short writing and class
in order to remain in this class and a B to be recommended for AP Language and      discussions in response to a myriad of literature and information. We also work
Composition. Students who pass the AP exam with a score of 3 or above may           on basic research skills by finding information, evaluating the information,
receive college credit. Offered alternative years.                                  taking notes, keeping track of where information comes from, and pulling what
                                                                                    we learn about each topic together into a standard research paper (or project)
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                    which covers all forms of plagiarism avoidance and effective communication.
     1        11, 12           1 Year               YES               YES           Students will learn about research writing and APA style in preparation for
Prerequisites: An A or B in AP English Prep, Honors Prep English 2, AP              college and apprenticeship programs.
Language and Composition, teacher recommendation, and test scores.
                                                                                     Credit     Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma             Dual Credit
                                                                                       0.5       10, 11, 12        Semester               NO                 NO
                                                                                    Prerequisites: None

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Mathematics
Course Flow Chart
            8th Grade                        9th Grade                         10th Grade                          11th Grade                     12th Grade

            Algebra 1                     Honors Geometry                    Honors Algebra 2                      Pre-Calc/Trig                   Calculus

          8th Grade Math                     Algebra 1                          Geometry                            Algebra 2                   College Algebra

                                         Math Fundamentals               Math Fundamentals                    Integrated Math

   0201        Math Fundamentals                                                            0235      Geometry
This course will help to develop fundamental math skills in real-world scenarios.      This course will teach the basic structure of geometry with an emphasis on
Students will work with statistics, integer operations, an introduction to             geometry in a plane and in space. Students will study reasoning and proofs,
Algebra, proportions, geometry, and measurement. This class DOES NOT count             perpendicular and parallel lines, properties of triangles and quadrilaterals,
for math credit for a regular diploma.                                                 similarity, transformations, trigonometry, circles, surface area, and volume.
                                                                                       Students need a TI-84 graphing calculator. Some topics in probability and
 Credit     Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                       statistics will be covered also.
    1       9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year               NO                 NO
                                                                                        Credit     Grade Level        Course Length Honors Diploma       Dual Credit
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
                                                                                            1      9, 10, 11, 12          1 Year           NO                  NO
   0210        Integrated Math: Applied Math/Finance Math                              Prerequisites: Algebra 1
In depth study of quadratic functions and their applications in applied
mathematics is the first semester of the school year. In this course students will          0245      Honors Geometry
learn concepts related to algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Work samples             Honors Geometry provides a thorough review of the topics studied in Geometry.
will be offered. The second semester course is finance math. Students will learn       The class covers the following topics with a breadth and depth exceeding that
about taxes, payroll, insurance, managing personal and business accounts.              of a typical geometry course: reasoning and proofs, perpendicular and parallel
                                                                                       lines, properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, similarity, transformations,
 Credit     Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                       trigonometry, circles, surface area, and volume.
                              Semester
    1          11, 12                                NO                 NO              Credit     Grade Level        Course Length Honors Diploma       Dual Credit
                              or 1 Year
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry.                             1         9, 10               1 Year           NO                  NO
                                                                                       Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation and an A or B in Algebra 1.
   0225        Algebra 1
This course offers basic Algebra concepts including: connections to Algebra,                0250      Algebra 2
properties of real numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and                  Algebra 2 provides a thorough review of the topics studied in Algebra 1. Algebra
functions, solving and graphing linear inequalities, systems of linear equations       2 covers the following topics: linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic
and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, quadratic equations             functions; systems of equations and inequalities; selected special topics.
and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational equations and functions,            Students need a TI-83, or TI-84 graphing calculator.
radicals and connections to geometry. Students need a scientific calculator. TI-
83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required for 2nd semester.                              Credit     Grade Level        Course Length Honors Diploma       Dual Credit
                                                                                            1       10, 11, 12            1 Year           NO                  NO
 Credit     Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                       Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry with an A or B.
    1       9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year               NO                 NO
Prerequisites: A, B or C in Eighth grade math.

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Mathematics
   0260        Honors Algebra 2                                                         0270       Pre-Calculus/Trig
Honors Algebra 2 provides a thorough review of the topics studied in Algebra         This course includes topics, which prepare students for college math classes.
1. Algebra 2 covers the following topics with a breadth and depth exceeding          Polynomial equations, matrices, exponential functions, and logarithms are
that of a typical Algebra 2 course: linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic   studied algebraically and geometrically with the aid of a graphing calculator.
functions; systems of equations and inequalities; selected special topics.           Students need a TI-83, or TI-84 graphing calculator. Students may be able to
Students need a TI-84 graphing calculator.                                           earn Math 111 and 112 credit at BMCC.
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma            Dual Credit        Credit    Grade Level    Course Length Honors Diploma          Dual Credit
     1         10, 11           1 Year               YES                NO               1       10, 11, 12        1 Year              YES               YES
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation and an A or B in Honors Geometry.              Prerequisites: College Algebra or teacher recommendation and placement by
                                                                                     placement test.
   0265        College Algebra
This course is designed for juniors or seniors who would like to improve and/or         0280       Calculus
refresh their algebra skills. This is a college bound class. Students need a TI-83   This course reviews pre-calculus and trigonometry and covers elements of
or TI-84 graphing calculator.                                                        differential and integral calculus. Students who complete the course and
                                                                                     succeed on the AP exam at the end of the year may receive college credit.
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma            Dual Credit
                                                                                     Students need a TI-84, or TI-89 graphing calculator. The TI-89 is preferred.
     1       10, 11, 12         1 Year               YES               YES
                                                                                      Credit    Grade Level    Course Length Honors Diploma          Dual Credit
Prerequisites: Students must have passed Algebra 2 with a C or better and
placement by placement test.                                                             1         11, 12          1 Year              YES               NO
                                                                                     Prerequisites: Successful completion of Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus with
                                                                                     a B or better.

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Science
Course Flow Chart                                                                      *Some 4 year universities will not accept Plant and Animal Science as science credit.
               9th Grade                                  10th Grade                              11th Grade                                  12th Grade

            Physical Science                          Honors Biology 1                         Honors Chemistry                            Honors Biology 2

                                                                                               General Chemistry
                                                           Biology                                                                                 Physics
                                                                                               Integrated Science
                                                                                                                                          General Chemistry
                                                                                         Plant and Animal Science*

   0310        Physical Science                                                         0330         Honors Biology 1
This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of physical science       Honors Biology 1 will provide students with a more in depth study of
and provide a foundation for further science classes. The student will be required   living organisms through lecture, videos, demonstrations, and laboratory
to perform laboratory experiments and make logical conclusions based on their        experiments, including plant and animal dissections. Topics covered during
results.                                                                             the year include scientific method, cytology, genetics, evolution, classification,
                                                                                     viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, animals, anatomy/physiology, and
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma              Dual Credit
                                                                                     ecology.
    1          9, 10            1 Year               NO                  NO
                                                                                      Credit      Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma               Dual Credit
Prerequisites: None
                                                                                         1            10              1 Year                 YES                 NO
   0325        Biology                                                               Prerequisites: Recommendation of 9th grade science teacher.
This course will provide students a basic understanding of living things through
lecture, videos, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises, including dissection.        0333         Crop and Soil Science
Topics covered during the year include the scientific method, cells, genetics,       This course is designed to give students an opportunity to explore this more
evolution, classification, bacteria, viruses, protists, fungi, plants, animals,      specific area of horticulture and plant industry. Students will take a deeper
anatomy/physiology, and ecology.                                                     look into the topics of natural resources, plant genetics, soil composition,
                                                                                     sustainability, and forestry that all tie into why we have we have a focus on
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma              Dual Credit
                                                                                     crop and soil science. This class will include hands on activities where a major
    1           10              1 Year               NO                  NO          portion of the class will also have a chance to work in the greenhouse. Offered
Prerequisites: None                                                                  alternating years.
                                                                                      Credit      Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma               Dual Credit
                                                                                         1         10, 11, 12         1 Year                 NO                  NO
                                                                                     Prerequisites: Agriculture 1 and 2. Sophomore students need to take
                                                                                     Agriculture 2 prior to or simultaneously with this course.

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Science
   0334       Plant Science                                                           0337        Integrated Science
The Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant course is intended to serve as a    Integrated science incorporates the various science disciplines into one course.
foundation course within the CASE sequence. The course is structured to enable     Students may study the themes of environmental science, physics, chemistry
all students to work in teams, exploring hands-on projects and activities, to      and biology. This class includes many labs that involve inquiry, problem solving,
learn the characteristics of plant science and work on major projects similar to   application, and projects. Reading informational text in preparation for the
those in respective careers. Offered alternating years.                            state assessments is a focus.
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit       Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
     1      10, 11, 12         1 Year               NO                YES              1         11, 12           1 Year               NO                 NO
Prerequisites: Agriculture 1 and 2. Sophomore students need to take                Prerequisites: None
Agriculture 2 prior to or simultaneously with this course. Offered alternating
years.                                                                                0340        Chemistry
                                                                                   This course is designed for college-bound juniors or seniors who have a need
   0336       Animal Science                                                       or desire for a background in chemistry, but do not necessarily plan to pursue a
The major focus of the Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal (ASA) course    career in science. Topics covered during the year include the scientific method,
is to expose students to the world of agriculture, animal science, and career      scientific measurement, classification of matter, chemical names and formulas,
options. Students participating in the ASA course will have experience in          chemical reactions and equations, stoichiometry, gases, atomic structure, the
various animal science concepts with exciting “hands-on” activities, projects,     periodic table, chemical bonding, and reaction rates. Material will be presented
and problems. Students’ experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy,      through lectures, videos, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises with limited
physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing.   theoretical treatment and extensive drill at a moderate pace.
For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs
                                                                                    Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the
course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals          1         11, 12           1 Year               NO                 NO
within local, regional, and world markets. Offered alternating years.              Prerequisites: One full year of science and one full year of Algebra 1 passed
                                                                                   at a C or better.
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
     1      10, 11, 12         1 Year               NO                YES
Prerequisites: Agriculture 1 and 2. Sophomore students need to take
Agriculture 2 prior to or simultaneously with this course.

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Science
   0345       Honors Chemistry                                                        0360        Physics
This course is designed to prepare students for college-level courses in           Physics is designed primarily for students who plan to pursue a career in science
chemistry, pre-medicine, engineering, and the physical sciences. All general       or a science-related field and will assist in preparation for college-level courses
chemistry topics are covered, including chemical reactions, kinetic theory,        in the physical sciences. Areas of study include one and two-dimensional
thermochemistry/thermodynamics, nuclear reactions, atomic structure,               motion, energy, waves, sound, physical and geometric optics, electrostatics,
chemical bonding, reaction kinetics, and basic organic chemistry. Considerable     current electricity and basic introductory electronics. Laboratory investigations
emphasis is placed upon demonstrations and laboratory experiments.                 involve both traditional and computer-based data collection and analysis.
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit       Credit    Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma            Dual Credit
    1         11, 12           1 Year              YES                NO               1            12             1 Year               YES                 NO
Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed one year of both physical          Prerequisites: Algebra 2 with a “C” or better.
science and one year of Algebra passed at a C or better. (Recommended 3.00
or better in each.)                                                                   1205        Veterinary Science
                                                                                   This course will study animal health, nutrition, reproduction, animal surgery,
   0355       Honors Biology 2                                                     genetics, and basic biotechnology. Students will be able to demonstrate how
This course is designed for college-bound seniors who plan to pursue a career      to determine illnesses in animals, proper feeding regimes and current breeding
in science, especially in biology. Topics covered during the year include the      techniques. Students will demonstrate professional ethics, decision-making,
scientific method, cytology, genetics, evolution, taxonomy, physiology, botany,    communication, problem-solving skills, and technical competency with small
and marine biology. Material will be presented through lectures, videos,           and large animals in the areas of anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures,
guest speakers, demonstrations, and extensive laboratory exercises, including      identification, health and safety, and medical terminology. Offered alternating
numerous dissections. In the spring, students will design, execute, and present    years.
their own scientific research. A two-day field trip to the Oregon coast is
                                                                                    Credit    Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma            Dual Credit
conducted at the end of the year.
                                                                                       1        10, 11, 12         1 Year                NO                YES
 Credit    Grade Level     Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                   Prerequisites: Agriculture 1 and 2. Sophomore students need to take
    1           12             1 Year              YES                YES          Agriculture 2 prior to or simultaneously with this course.
Prerequisites: One full year of General or Honors 1 Biology and one full year of
Chemistry or Honors Chemistry.

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Social Studies
Course Flow Chart
         10th Grade               11th Grade                 12th Grade                0440         AP US History
  World History and                                                                 The Advanced Placement Program in United States History is designed to
                                   US History                     Civics
    Geography                                                                       provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to
                                                                                    deal critically with the problems, issues and events in United States history.
                                                           AP US Government
  AP World History               AP US History                                      Advanced Placement classes require extra time on the part of the student for
                                                              and Politics
                                                                                    class preparation, the reading of a greater volume of material, and a larger
                                                                                    number of written assignments than given in regular classes. Students receive
   0405        World History and Geography                                          dual credit with BMCC, but they also can prepare for the AP exam and if they
This course is a study of geography, cultures, and history. Students will use       receive a score of 3 or above they may receive university college credit.
maps, graphs, texts, charts, and globes to learn about world cultures. The           Credit     Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma               Dual Credit
course will survey global issues, populations, economic and political systems,
                                                                                        1           11, 12            1 Year                 YES                 YES
and world religions. The class will cover the history of the world from 500 BC to
the 1800’s through Imperialism, World War I, the Post War world, World War II,      Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
and the Cold War.
                                                                                       0465         Civics/Economics
 Credit     Grade Level    Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                    Civics and Economics is a class designed to give students a broad prospective of
     1          10             1 Year               NO                 NO           government and politics and related economic principles. The course involves
Prerequisites: None                                                                 the study of general concepts relative to U.S. political institutions and mixed-
                                                                                    market economy. Students will become familiar with the institutions, groups, and
   0410        AP World History                                                     beliefs which make up government and politics in the United States, and will be
AP World History is the first opportunity for sophomores to challenge               introduced to the economic concepts of scarcity, supply and demand, fiscal and
themselves in the AP setting. The course is based on a global perspective of        monetary policy, international trade, and comparative economic systems.
the world and human interactions from 8000 B.C.E. to present day. It examines        Credit     Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma               Dual Credit
history on a nontraditional way by looking at the common threads of humanity
                                                                                        1             12              1 Year                 NO                  NO
over time- trade, religion, politics, society, and technology. The course imposes
a heavy reading and writing load throughout the year. Students who pass the         Prerequisites: None
AP World History exam with a score of 3 or above may receive college credit.
Summer assignments required.                                                           0470         AP US Government and Politics
                                                                                    This is a college level course designed to give students an analytical perspective
 Credit     Grade Level    Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit
                                                                                    on government and politics. This is a rather demanding course that requires
     1       10, 11, 12        1 Year               YES               YES           students to put forth their best effort on a daily basis. In this class the student will
Prerequisites: None                                                                 have the opportunity to demonstrate they are academically competent learners,
                                                                                    effective communicators, productive individuals, culturally aware individuals,
   0435        US History                                                           and involved citizens. The course will encompass the study of: Our Constitutional
This course provides the student with an overview of the development of             Underpinnings; US Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Political Parties, Interest Groups,
American government and culture. Areas of emphasis will include The Emerging        and Mass Media; Institutions of the National Government: The Congress, The
American Identity: Revolution, Creating American Government, Applying               Presidency, The Bureaucracy, and the The Federal Courts; Public Policy; Civil Rights
American Government, America at War, American Social Reform, The American           and Civil Liberties. Advanced Placement classes require extra time on the part of
Economy, American Cultural Transformation, and American Challenges.                 the student for class preparation, the reading of a greater volume of material, and
                                                                                    a larger number of written assignments than given in regular classes. Students
 Credit     Grade Level    Course Length Honors Diploma           Dual Credit       receive dual credit with BMCC, but they also can prepare for the AP exam and if
     1          11             1 Year               NO                 NO           they receive a score of 3 or above they may receive university college credit.
Prerequisites: None                                                                  Credit     Grade Level      Course Length Honors Diploma               Dual Credit
                                                                                        1             12              1 Year                 YES                 YES
                                                                                    Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation

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