RAMS - 2020-2021 course catalog - Volume 10 | January 2020 - Salt Lake ...

 
RAMS - 2020-2021 course catalog - Volume 10 | January 2020 - Salt Lake ...
Highland HIGH

    RAMS
    Volume 10 | January 2020

   2020-2021
course catalog
WELCOME TO HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
                                                        HOME OF THE RAMS
Highland High School exists to ensure that all students learn essential skills to become successful adults. These skills encom-
pass academic, social, emotional and career proficiencies. At Highland High, educators work interdependently to improve
their professional practice through analyzing student performance, aligning curriculum, and engaging in quality profession-
al development. Exceptional instruction is complemented with timely interventions to ensure that all students learn. High-
land High School affirms that student success is the only option.

Your next year’s course selections are very important for your future success and our school-wide decision making. Through
your course selection, you help us determine whether classes are offered or not, and if so, how many sections are offered.
The school reserves the right to deny subsequent class changes after registration, so please take this process seriously.

Registration is a time to prepare and think about your future. When students graduate from Highland High School, we want
them to be ready for the future they choose. Some may immediately enter the workforce, while others may delay that entry
to pursue additional education. In either case, it is the intent of the Highland Comprehensive Guidance Program to assist
them in making wise decisions. Each graduate’s diploma should not simply reflect the number of years spent in school, but
the skills and knowledge gained. That is why it is so important to take time to PLAN for your high school experience.

                                                                                                                                GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS WORK-
                       TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                                    SHEET
 College and Career Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
 Graduation Requirements Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                               REQUIRED COURSES/CREDIT
 General Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                 Current Grade: 9____ 10____ 11____ 12____
 Specialized Programs/Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
 Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 Career & Technical Education (CTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10                                                        Credits Completed/Needed
 Fine Arts: Visual & Performing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7                 LANGUAGE ARTS                ____9th Grade       ________________________
 Healthy Lifestyles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7              4.0 _____ /_____             ____10th Grade      ________________________
 International Baccalaureate (IB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                         			                          ____11th Grade      ________________________
 Language Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4   			                          ____12th Grade      ________________________
 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
 Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                           MATH			                      ____9th Grade       ________________________
 Required Classes for Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                                     3.0 _____ /_____             ____10th Grade      ________________________
 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5                 			                          ____11th Grade      ________________________
 Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                                                                                                                           			                          ____12th Grade      ________________________
 Spring Tryout Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
 World Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
                                                                                                                           SCIENCE		         ____9th Grade ________________________
                                                                                                                           3.0 _____ /_____  ____10th Grade
                                                                                                                           ________________________
                                                                                                                           			               ____11th Grade ________________________
 COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS (CCR) PLAN                                                                                   			               ____12th Grade ________________________
 The high school years are an exciting and important time in stu-
 dents’ lives. To help students and parents plan a high school program
 that meets their individual needs, Highland High School is commit-                                                        SOCIAL STUDIES               ____9th Grade       ________________________
 ted to assisting each student to develop an individual College and                                                        3.0 _____ /_____             ____10th Grade      ________________________
 Career Readiness (CCR) plan. This plan is a student educational and                                                       			                          ____11th Grade      ________________________
 career-oriented planning document, which is guided by educational                                                         			                          ____12th Grade      ________________________
 needs and requirements as well as career goals. The CCR serves as a
 GUIDE rather than a strict rule. Plans may change over 4 years. The                                                       FINE ARTS		                  ____9th Grade       ________________________
                                                                                                                           1.5 _____ /_____             ____10th Grade      ________________________
 CCR is meant to be an ONGOING process of setting goals, mak-
                                                                                                                           			                          ____11th Grade      ________________________
 ing plans to reach those goals, and reviewing progress toward those
                                                                                                                           			                          ____12th Grade      ________________________
 goals. Each student will be scheduled to attend with a parent/guardian
 for one CCR meeting each year of high school.
                                                                                                                           P.E.   		                    ____9th Grade       ________________________
  For more info, visit: http://highland.slcschools.org/academics/counseling-center/                                        1.5 _____ /_____             ____10th Grade      ________________________
                                                                                                                           			                          ____11th Grade      ________________________
                                                                                                                           			                          ____12th Grade      ________________________

                                                                                                                           CTE 1.0
  COUNSELING & CAREER CENTER                                                                                               List any CTE courses that may qualify you for the CTE Pathway Completer Award:
                                                                                                                           _______________________________________________________
     HEATHER PARRY                                                H g Ma:
     FRONT DESK | COUNSELING CTR
                                                                  MIA NADDEO                                               _______________________________________________________
     801-484-4343 x7000                                           801-484-4343 x7008                                       _______________________________________________________
     heather.parry@slcschools.org                                 mia.naddeo@slcschools.org                                _______________________________________________________
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     A g D:                                                       Mb g R:                                                  _______________________________________________________
     CLAUDIA KASSNER                                              SIERRA COLLINS
     801-484-4343 x7003                                           801-484-4343 x7007
     claudia.kassner@slcschools.org                                                                                        DIGITAL STUDIES 0.5                  ____ or Option: ___________________
                                                                  sierra.collins@slcschools.org                            (formerly Computer Tech)

     E g G & IB Students:                                         S g Z:                                                   FINANCIAL LIT                0.5     ____ or Option: ___________________
     MARY AKERS                                                   JOHN VALLENTINE                                          HEALTH		                     0.5     ____ or Option: ___________________
     801-484-4343 x7013                                           801-484-4343 x7010
     mary.akers@slcschools.org                                    john.vallentine@slcschools.org                           ELECTIVES		 5.5      ____ or Option: ___________________
                                                                                                                           			         List elective courses taken or to be taken:
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MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 24 Credits                                                                                			_____________________________________
All Salt Lake City School District schools require 24 total credits to graduate.
                                                                                                                           TOTAL CREDITS: 24
Language Arts                              4.0		               Social Studies                               3.0            **NOTE: Graduation requirements, including District Competencies are subject to change
Mathematics                                3.0		               Science                                      3.0
Physical Education                         1.5		               Fine Arts                                    1.5            MINIMUM ENROLLMENT:
Career & Tech Ed                           1.0		               Digital Studies                              0.5            1. All students should be registered for eight periods of class instruction each
                                                                                                                              semester.
Financial Literacy                         0.5		               Health Education                             0.5
                                                                                                                           2. All students are expected to register for a minimum of three academic subjects
Electives                                  5.5                                                                              (i.e. English, Math, Digital Studies, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language).

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HIGHLAND HIGH ADMINISTRATION:                                                          SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
                Chris Jenson, Principal
                                                                                 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL)
               Tim Porter, Vice Principal
                                                                                 ESL courses are available for English language learners (ELL) to
              Jon Jensen, Vice Principal                                         fulfill graduation requirements while improving their English skills.
             Kim Parkinson, Vice Principal                                       ESL courses offer specialized instruction and content specific to
                                                                                 each student’s language proficiency level. Level 3, 4, and 5 courses
                                                                                 are taught by teachers who use sheltered instructional techniques to
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION                                          help students better understand language curriculum. ELL students
1. All students must register for 8.0 classes that must include at least three   will register with help from the Alternative Language Specialist (ALS)
CORE subjects (i.e., Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or        team.
World Language) and choose three alternates.
                                                                                 SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED)
  NINTH GRADE STUDENTS: Register for at least Language Arts,
                                                                                 Salt Lake City School District recognizes that students with disabil-
  Math, Geography for Life, Science, and PE Skills and Fitness. Remem-
                                                                                 ities have diverse educational needs. In order to provide an educa-
  ber there is a two level World Language requirement for college admis-         tional opportunity that is appropriate for students receiving special
  sions.                                                                         education, Salt Lake City School District has varied options for
                                                                                 eligible students to access the general education curriculum. The
  TENTH GRADE STUDENTS: Register for Language Arts, Math,                        student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) determines the most
  World Civilizations, Science, and Health. Other courses required for           appropriate option. Concurrent Enrollment: In these courses, a stu-
  graduation should be given priority (i.e. CTE, Fine Arts, PE, and Com-         dent is enrolled and earns high school credit at their home school,
  puter Technology).                                                             and college credit at another educational institution simultaneously.
                                                                                 These institutions could include: colleges, applied technology col-
  ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS: Register for Language Arts,                           leges, and universities. See following Concurrent Enrollment sec-
  Math, Science, and U.S. History. Other courses required for gradua-            tion.
  tion, college admissions, and career goals should be given priority (i.e.
  US Government & Citizenship, Financial Literacy, CTE, Fine Arts, and           HONORS
  PE.)                                                                           This is an advanced course for students who are willing to read
                                                                                 and write more extensively than in a regular or college preparatory
  TWELFTH GRADE STUDENTS: Register for Language Arts, any                        course.
  other un-met graduation requirements and electives, to equal the re-
  quired full schedule. Courses required for graduation, college admis-          ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
  sions and career goals should be given priority. Concurrent Enrollment         After successfully passing an end-of-year advanced placement
  and AP Courses are highly encourage, please consider taking these              college examination, college credit may be awarded by colleges
  courses. To register for a Home Release (or Seminary) students must            and universities. The amount of credit varies from institution to
  meet and gain approval from an Administrator (Principal/Asst. Princi-          institution. Be sure to check with your college of interest to deter-
  pal) and also provide parental consent.                                        mine their acceptance policy.Classes will carry only if the demand is
                                                                                 great enough. All students signing up for AP classes are expected
2. READ the course descriptions carefully to determine grade level,              to commit to the class for the full year and expected to take the AP
amount of graduation credit, general description of the course, if lab fees      exam in the spring. College credit may be awarded to students who
are required, or special registration instructions.                              successfully pass the AP exam. Students should check to see if the
                                                                                 college/university they plan to attend offers credit for AP classes
3. DETERMINE if the courses you select are taught for one or two se-             and if so how much credit. See Treasurer for AP Exam cost.
mesters. The course descriptions in this booklet will identify how many
credits are earned when the course is successfully completed. SEMES-             INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM (IB)
TER: .50 credits, YEAR (both semesters): 1.0 credits                             IB Courses specifically designated for students accepted into the IB
                                                                                 program. International Baccalaureate Program (IB): The IB Pro-
                                                                                 gram at Highland High is for academically disciplined students who
4. FEES: Many courses have fees associated with them. Please refer to
                                                                                 desire a curriculum that presents subject matter from a worldwide
the specific course description for details. For an example, the cost for
                                                                                 perspective. Students who are highly motivated and productive
one Advanced Placement (AP) Exam can be over $80 and all students                will benefit from this course of study. Students are admitted for 9th
who register for an AP class are encouraged to take the exam.                    grade through an application process, which begins in January of
                                                                                 8th grade. Selection is based on grades, teacher recommenda-
5. CHOOSE: Students should choose their classes carefully, because               tions, and evidence of motivation. Classes taken in the ninth and
class changes will be granted ONLY ONCE a year. Class chang-                     tenth grades are preparatory to beginning the IB courses in the 11th
es can be made for:                                                              grade. Students who complete the IB Program at a standardized
  (a) Computer error                                                             level of competency earn a high school diploma and the internation-
  (b) Placement to more appropriate course level                                 ally recognized IB Diploma. Students may earn college credit and
  (c) Request of administration                                                  advanced standing at institutions of higher learning throughout the
  (d) To complete graduation requirements (seniors only)                         world. Students at Highland will move through IB courses in 11th
                                                                                 and 12th grade as a small learning community, providing support
6. All class changes for the above reasons must be completed by the week         and encouragement for each other.
before school starts or the end of semester one. AP & IB classes may not
be dropped.                                                                      CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER (CTC)
                                                                                 The CTC is the location used for Career and Technical Education
7. If a new student registers at Highland High, between the beginning of         (CTE) programs. Programs include both academic and technical as-
a term and two weeks prior to the end of the term, the student's Highland        pects of learning in each CTE curriculum area. Through the SEOP
High teacher will take into consideration the work done at the student's         process, CTE career pathways assist students with acquiring better
previous school in determining the student's grade.                              understanding and greater awareness of career opportunities in
                                                                                 their community, state and nation.
8. Students interested in early graduation should see their counselor for
requirements at least one semester in advance.                                   CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COLLEGE COURSES
                                                                                 Concurrent Enrollment (CE) classes are a fantastic deal for high
9. Students interested in Work Credit or Internships should see the CTE          school students! You can earn both high school credit and college
Coordinator for a Work Credit registration materials.                            credit at the same time! The credit cost savings is exceptional: At Salt
                                                                                 Lake Community College, a 3 college credit course costs approxi-
                                                                                 mately $402, plus $100-200 in books fees; a 4 credit hour college
                                                                                 class costs approximately $524 plus $100-200 in books and fees. As
             Education is                                                        a Highland Junior or Senior, you pay the one-time $40 application fee
                                                                                 on-line to the college, which also counts for your registration (up to
             what remains                                                        a year after you graduate) if you decide to attend SLCC! Most Utah
                                                                                 universities and colleges accept these credits as well. Some of our
                                                                                 CE courses require a college textbook rental fee ($25), which is not
             after one has                                                       fee waiverable, and qualifying pre-tests (CPT or ACT), which are in-
                                                                                 cluded in your registration cost. There is a $5 fee per college credit
              forgotten                                                          hour tuition, which will be required after student is registered into the
                                                                                 course, paid directly to college. See individual course descriptions for
              everything                                                         more about this incredible value. Most concurrent enrollment courses
                                                                                 are for 11-12 grades. However, 10th graders may fill out appeal form

             he learned in                                                       with SLCC. For more information, contact the teacher offering the
                                                                                 class, or the CTE secretary.

                school.
                 -Albert Einstein
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news writing, features, sports and editorial writing, advertising copy   tion, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use
   LANGUAGE ARTS                                                         and layout, editing, proofing, printing and typography. Students are
                                                                         encouraged to enroll for more than one year. Students who are on
                                                                                                                                                  technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they
                                                                                                                                                  build conceptual understanding. In order to receive college credit,
                                                                         the staff for three years or who have served as editors are eligible     students will need to register and get a minimum score on the AP
Language Arts 9 			                         YEAR #60801000               for a Highland letter (H). Freshmen and sophomores are welcome.          Statistics exam. A graphing calculator is required for this course
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 9 Course Fee: $5                                                                                             and may be checked out if needed. (TI-Nspire (preferred), TI-83,
The ninth grade language arts course connects reading instruction                                                                                 83+, 84, or 84+) In order to be successful in this course, it is
with writing for multiple purposes. The course continues inten-
sive practice and study of informational and literary reading and           MATHEMATICS                                                           recommended that students have a B average grade from the
                                                                                                                                                  previous mathematics course.
writing. Students read extensively from a variety of sources, and
draft, revise, and edit their own writing.                               Students must earn three units of credit in mathematics; the HHS         Concurrent Math 1030: Quantitative Reasoning (11-12)
                                                                         Math department recommends four years of mathematics.                    Course Fee: $10                               YEAR #61618000
Language Arts 9 Honors                        YEAR #60803000                                                                                      Credit for graduation: 1.0 Math (3.0 college credits)
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 9         Course Fee: $5            Secondary Math I (9-10)                         YEAR #61212000           This course is an appropriate mathematics course for students
This writing-intensive honors course will focus on developing ac-        Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics              Course Fee: $10          planning to major in English/Languages, Fine Arts, Humanities,
ademic writing and analytical skills while introducing students to       The purpose of Secondary Math I is to formalize and extend               Performing Arts, or other programs of study not related to math
a variety of works ranging from novels to short stories to plays.        the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades.              and science. This course may be the last college math require-
This course is designed to ready students interested in AP or IB         Students in this course will deepen and extend understanding             ment for their program of study.
courses during their final two years of high school.                     of linear relationships, explore exponential phenomena, apply            The course covers a broad scope of mathematical topics as they
                                                                         regression techniques to data that exhibits a linear trend, and          apply to real-world problems. Topics include reasoning and num-
Language Arts 10              		               YEAR #60813000            use properties and theorems involving congruent figures. The             ber sense, finance matters, probability and statistics, and model-
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 10 Course Fee: $5                   final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric       ing. Fee: $5.00 per credit hour; one-time college application fee
The tenth grade language arts course continues the intensive             ideas the students have studied.                                         $40. Students must make Concurrent Application Online in April
practice and study of informational and literary writing. Students                                                                                and submit ACT score copies directly to colleges, if applicable. No
refine skills in preparation for reading and writing assessments.        Secondary Math I Honors (9)                    YEAR #61212200            exceptions.
                                                                         Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics             Course Fee: $10
                                                                         The purpose of Secondary Math I is to formalize and extend the           College Prep Math (12)		                       YEAR #61216200
Language Arts 10 Honors                       YEAR #60814000
                                                                         mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Students         Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics             Course Fee: $10
Graduation Credit: 1.0 LA-10                   Course Fee: $5
                                                                         in this course will deepen and extend understanding of linear rela-      For 12th graders who have successfully completed Secondary
This is an advanced tenth grade course which offers students
                                                                         tionships, explore exponential phenomena, apply regression tech-         Math III. College Prep Math formalizes and reinforces concepts
the opportunity to read and write functional, informational, and
                                                                         niques to data that exhibits a linear trend, and use properties and      from the Secondary Mathematics series to provide students
literary texts in preparation for a variety of reading and writing
                                                                         theorems involving congruent figures. The final unit in the course       with the foundational skills and understanding prerequisite to
assessments. This course has greater depth and breadth than is
                                                                         ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas the students have        College Algebra (1050). Students will reason abstractly and
found in the Language Arts 10 course and requires more work and
                                                                         studied. In the honors course, students will represent and model         quantitatively while solving linear and quadratic equations and
more time from the student.
                                                                         with vector quantities, use matrices in application, and perform         linear inequalities. They will efficiently use polynomial and ra-
                                                                         operations on vectors and matrices.                                      tional expressions and functions, radicals and complex num-
Language Arts 11                              YEAR #60826000
                                                                                                                                                  bers, and exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 11 Course Fee: $5
                                                                         Secondary Math II (10-11)                    YEAR #61212400              to model and solve mathematical problems. They will explore
The eleventh grade language arts course continues to emphasize
                                                                         Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics            Course Fee: $10            conic sections and represent parabolic data. Throughout this
the reading and writing process. In addition, students prepare,
                                                                         In Secondary Math II, students will focus on quadratic expres-           course, students will make sense of problems and persevere in
plan, deliver, and evaluate formal presentations.
                                                                         sions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational num-         solving them, use tools strategically, and attend to precision.
Language Arts 11 Honors                      YEAR #60827000              bers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 11 Course Fee: $5                   through conditional probability and independence, study similarity
This course stretches students with higher-order thinking                and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their qua-
                                                                         dratic algebraic representations.
                                                                                                                                                     SCIENCE
skills to enhance writing abilities through reading, ana-
lyzing, and researching novels, plays, poetry, foundational U.S.                                                                                  Students must earn three units of credit in Science; the HHS Science
documents, and current issues. This advanced course transitions          Secondary Math II Honors (9-10)             YEAR #61212500               department recommends four years of science. All science classes require
students from high school writers to college writers in preparation      Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics           Course Fee: $10             a lab fee.
for AP Language and AP Literature.                                       In Secondary Math II, students will focus on quadratic ex-
                                                                                                                                                  Astronomy (11-12)		                             YEAR #62271000
                                                                         pressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of ratio-
                                                                                                                                                  Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                   Course Fee: $40
Language Arts 12			                              YEAR #60839000          nal numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability
                                                                                                                                                  Astronomy is the study of the position, motion, composition, and
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 12 Course Fee: $5                   and data through conditional probability and independence,
                                                                                                                                                  history of objects in the universe and the physical laws that gov-
The twelfth grade language arts course continues to develop              study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study cir-
                                                                                                                                                  ern them. Topics include: scientific theories of the evolution of
reading and writing skills as students are introduced to a greater       cles with their quadratic algebraic representations. In the
                                                                                                                                                  the universe; characteristics and the life cycle of stars; exploration
variety of practical and traditional literature. Students also devel-    honors course, student will represent complex numbers and
                                                                                                                                                  of the universe; role of the Sun in our Solar System; planets;
op investigative and research skills in preparation for post-second-     their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equa-
                                                                                                                                                  and the orientation and position of the Earth. The second half of
ary education or employment.                                             tions using matrices, express conic sections algebraically, rep-
                                                                                                                                                  this course will explore the concepts and science of Meteorology.
                                                                         resent series, and use probability rules for compound events.
Language Arts 12 Honors College Prep YEAR #60402000                                                                                               Biotechnology (11-12)                          YEAR #67928200
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 12 Course Fee: $5                   Secondary Math III (11-12)                     YEAR #61212600            Graduation Credit: Science or CTE              Course Fee: $40
Students will learn to investigate academic texts, construct support-    Graduation Credit: 1.0 Math                     Course Fee: $10          An exploratory course designed to create an awareness of ca-
ed interpretations and arguments for an authentic audience, and          In Secondary Math III, students pull together and apply the learn-       reer possibilities in the field of biotechnology. Students are in-
acquire academic habits of thought. Reading instruction will focus       ing that they have from their previous courses. Students apply           troduced to diagnostic and therapeutic laboratory procedures
on developing critical reading skills for comprehension, interpreta-     methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and           that support bioscience research and practice. Lab fee required.
tion, and analysis. In writing, students will develop skills through     conclusions from data and expand their repertoire of functions
composing with specific purpose, situation, genre, and audience in       to include polynomial, rational, radical functions, logarithmic, and     Biology (9-12) 			                            YEAR #62211000
mind. Students will write a variety of effective formal and informal     trigonometric functions. Students will study general triangles and       Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                 Course Fee: $40
texts. To learn to integrate reading and writing, students will use      apply their knowledge of functions and geometry to create models         Biology includes the topics of ecosystems, cells, heredity, diversity,
an inquiry approach to analyze, synthesize, and make value judg-         and solve contextual problems.                                           organ systems and evolution. Students will explain biological ideas
ments regarding text and writing. This course is designed to prepare                                                                              or concepts in their own word, relate them to other topics, and
students for college-level reading and writing intensive courses.        Secondary Math III Honors (10-11)              YEAR #61212700            apply them in new contexts. Lab Fee Required.
                                                                         Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics             Course Fee: $10
                                                                         In Secondary Math III, students pull together and apply the learn-       Biology Honors (9-12)		                        YEAR #62411000
AP English Language 11-12                        YEAR#60520000
                                                                         ing that they have from their previous courses. Students apply           Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                 Course Fee: $40
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts            Course Fee: $5
                                                                         methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and           Honors Biology extends the coverage of topics that include eco-
This is a college-level course in language and composition. The
                                                                         conclusions from data and expand their repertoire of functions           systems, cells, heredity, diversity, organ systems and evolution.
course is challenging and requires more effort than most language
                                                                         to include polynomial, rational, radical functions, logarithmic, and     Students will examine biological ideas or concepts in greater de-
arts courses. The course trains students to write in narrative, ex-
                                                                         trigonometric functions. Students will study general triangles and       tail. This course provides preparation for enrollment in AP Biology.
ploratory, expository, and argumentative forms and on a variety of
                                                                         apply their knowledge of functions and geometry to create models         Lab Fee Required.
subjects including personal experiences, public policies, and litera-
ture. Summer reading is required. This class may be used for             and solve contextual problems. In the honors course, students
                                                                                                                                                  Biology Agriculture Science (11 -12) YEAR #67927000
college credit for students receiving a 3 or higher on the AP exam.      perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers and repre-
                                                                                                                                                  Graduation Credit: 1.0 Biology or CTE         Course Fee: $40
                                                                         sent these operations on the complex plane, graph parametric
                                                                                                                                                  This course is designed to meet the requirements for biological
AP English Literature 11-12                 YEAR #60530000               curves, and use permutations and combinations to compute prob-
                                                                                                                                                  science credit. It is a hands on way to earn biology credit with
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Language Arts 12 Course Fee: $5                   abilities of compound events. Students successfully completing
                                                                                                                                                  an emphasis on agriculture as it relates to nursery operation and
An AP English Literature and Composition course engages stu-             Secondary Math IH, IIH, and IIIH are prepared for Calculus.
                                                                                                                                                  landscape management. This is a TECH CENTER course taught at
dents in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative                                                                                 Highland High.
literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, stu-            Mathematical Decision Making (11-12) YEAR #61003040
dents deepen their understanding of the ways writers use lan-            Graduation Credit: 1.0 Math                    Course Fee: $10           AP Biology (10 -12)		                         YEAR #62511000
guage to provide both meaning and smaller-scale elements as              Mathematical Decision Making for Life includes mathematical de-          Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                 Course Fee: $40
the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.            cision making in finance, modeling, probability and statistics, and      The AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester college
                                                                         making choices. Students will make sense of authentic problems           introductory biology course and is endorsed by higher education
Concurrent English 1010                                                  and persevere in solving them. Students will reason abstractly           and enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in
Intro to Writing                                 SEM #60610000           and quantitatively while communicating mathematics to others,            high school. The four major themes or Big Ideas in AP Biology
Graduation Credit 1.0 with 3 College Credits Course Fee: $5              use appropriate tools to model mathematics, and use structure            are 1. Evolution 2. Cellular Processes: Energy and Communication
Development of critical literacies: reading, writing and thinking –      and regularity of reasoning to describe mathematical situations          3. Genetics and Information Transfer 4. Interactions. Throughout
using methods of knowledge-making. This class promotes aware-            and solve problems.                                                      the AP Biology course students will develop advanced inquiry and
ness of rhetorical strategies as they apply to a variety of socio-cul-                                                                            reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for investigations, col-
tural contexts. A semester class that satisfies Language Arts 12         AP Calculus AB (11-12) 		                       YEAR #61511000           lecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and
full year English credit. *The Language Arts Department strongly         Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics              Course Fee: $10          connecting concepts in and across domains. Students completing
discourages this course for any student who has taken AP English         AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college         AP Biology will be ready for the study of advanced topics in sub-
Language. For students who have taken AP English Language, we            calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral cal-      sequent college courses and receive college credit based on their
recommend they continue their studies in AP English Literature.          culus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including con-        AP Exam score. Students will be required to attend early morning
FEE: $5 per credit hour; one-time college application fee $40.           cepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the     labs once a month.
Since this is a college course, fee waivers don’t apply. Online ap-      Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students
plications are to be completed in March and ACT score copies sent        to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are rep-            Chemistry (10 -12)		                        YEAR #62221000
to college directly by the end of April. ACT Reading score of 18+        resented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to    Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science              Course Fee: $40
                                                                         make connections amongst these representations. Students learn           Chemistry includes the topics of atoms, energy, chemical bonds,
Concurrent English 2010 		                     SEM #60611000             how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, inter-         chemical reactions and solutions. Students will develop an under
Intermediate Writing                           Course Fee: $5            pret results, and support conclusions. In order to receive college       standing of chemical concepts and determine the relevancy of
Credit for Graduation: 1.0 Language Arts and 3 semester hours            credit, students will need to register and get a minimum score on        chemistry in their lives. Lab Fee Required.
of SLCC college credit.                                                  the AP Calculus AB exam. A graphing calculator is required for this
                                                                         course and may be checked out if needed. (TI-Nspire (preferred),         Utah Wildlife (9 -12)                           YEAR #62283000
Extends principles of rhetorical awareness and knowledge mak-
                                                                         TI-83, 83+, 84, or 84+) In order to be successful in this course,        Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                  Course Fee: $40
ing introduced in English 1010 and increases the ideological en-
                                                                         it is recommended that students have a B average grade from the          Utah Wildlife is for students interested in understanding animals
gagement within the classroom. Interrogates socioeconomic and
                                                                         previous mathematics course.                                             and ecosystems of Utah. The curriculum has a strong foundation
political issues.
                                                                                                                                                  in the biological, physical, and social sciences with the focus on
FEE: $5.00 per credit hour partial tuition fee paid directly to col-
                                                                         AP Calculus BC (11-12)             YEAR #61512000/61242010               solving current and future issues related to conservation and
lege. Students must make Concurrent Application Online and pay
                                                                         Graduation Credit: 1.0 Math Course Fee: $10                              sustainability of wild animals and their habitats. This course will
$40 to college, by March (see teacher for date). No exceptions.
                                                                         This course is a 2 credit course. Students needs to enroll in both       focus on the local flora and fauna found in Utah. Students will
                                                                         AP Calculus BC (Year #61512000) and Calculus BC Lab, titled              also have the opportunity to extend their love and passion for
Creative Writing I (10 -12)                     YEAR #60901000
                                                                         “Introductory Calculus” (Year #61242010). AP Calculus BC is              the outdoors by using hands on methods. You will also build your
Graduation Credit : 1.0 Elective                  Course Fee: $5
                                                                         roughly equivalent to both first and second semester college cal-        own custom bamboo fly rod and learn to tie your own flies.
This course will include instruction in the writing of poetry, short
                                                                         culus courses. It includes the content learned in AB and extends
stories, plays, essays, journals, narratives, etc. All members of the                                                                             Chemistry Honors (10 -12)                    YEAR #62421000
                                                                         to different types of equations (polar, parametric, vector-valued)
class will have an opportunity to help the literary staff select the                                                                              Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science               Course Fee: $40
                                                                         and new topics (such as Euler’s method, integration by parts,
best pieces for the magazine. Students need only to enjoy writing                                                                                 Honors Chemistry provides greater detail, mathematics based,
                                                                         partial fraction decomposition, and improper integrals), and
to take this course.                                                                                                                              coverage of content, which will include atoms, energy, chemical
                                                                         introduces the topic of sequences and series. In order to receive
                                                                         college credit, students will need to register and get a mini-           bonds, chemical reactions, and solutions. This course provides
Creative Writing Adv. (11-12)                  YEAR #60902000                                                                                     preparation for enrollment in AP Chemistry. Lab Fee Required.
                                                                         mum score on the AP Calculus BC exam. A graphing calculator
Course Fee: $5 Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective or Eng 12.
                                                                         is required for this course and may be checked out if needed.
All members of the class will be on the staff of the literary                                                                                     AP Chemistry (11-12)                           YEAR #62521000
                                                                         (TI-Nspire (preferred), TI-83, 83+, 84, or 84+) In order to be
magazine, In Black and White, and will assist in its formulation                                                                                  Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                 Course Fee: $40
                                                                         successful in this course, it is recommended that students have a
and publication. The course will include poetry, short story; play                                                                                This AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the
                                                                         B average grade from the previous mathematics course.
writing, narratives, etc. There is a special emphasis on creating a                                                                               general chemistry course usually taken during the first year of col-
standard of judgment for recognizing good literature. This course        AP Statistics (10-12)                         YEAR #61501000             lege. This course is structured around the four big ideas articulat-
can supplant the 12th grade English credit.                              Graduation Credit: 1.0 Mathematics            Course Fee: $10            ed in the curriculum framework provided by the College Board. A
                                                                         The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, non-cal-       special emphasis will be placed on the six science practices, which
Journalism (10 -12)		                        YEAR #60910000              culus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces          capture important aspects of the work that scientists engage in,
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective               Course Fee: $5             students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing,      with learning objectives that combine content with inquiry and
Students enrolled in this course produce the Highland High School        and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the          reasoning skills. AP Chemistry is open to all students that have
newspaper, The Rambler. The course features an examination and           AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimenta-          completed a year of chemistry who wish to take part in a
                                                                                                                                                  rigorous and academically challenging course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4
practice of the fundamentals of news gathering, interviewing and
Earth Science (9-10)                           YEAR #62100200              riculum will emphasize change over time, comparisons between               comparisons. The goal is to move students from the Novice-High
Graduation Credit: Science                     Course Fee: $40             cultures, and the impact of technology and major themes.                   to Intermediate-Low and beyond on the ACTFL (American Coun-
The theme for Earth Science is systems as an organizing concept                                                                                       cil for Teaching Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid
to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction        US History (11-12)                              YEAR #63221000
of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth’s place in the            Graduation Credit: 1.0 U.S. History                                        French IV (11 -12)(Honors)                      YEAR #64213500
universe, internal structure, atmospheric processes, and reactions.        This is a general survey course, with major emphasis on the post-          Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
                                                                           Civil War period. Part I will study topics to include the Civil War,       Focus is on the continued development of the three modes of com-
AP Environmental Science (11-12)                  YEAR #62533000           reconstruction of the South, industrialization of the US and the           munication: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interpersonal, and
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                    Course Fee: $40          labor movement, imperialism, the progressive era, and World War            Presentational (writing and speaking). The course is organized the-
The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide stu-         I. Part II will include the roaring twenties, the depression, World        matically, with an emphasis on making cultural comparisons. The
dents with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies          War II, The Cold War, civil rights,globalization, and terrorism.           goal is to see growth in the Intermediate level on the ACTFL (Amer-
required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world,                                                                                   ican Council for Teaching Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.
to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and            US Government & Citizenship (10-12) SEM. #63205000
human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these           Graduation Credit: 0.5 Graduation Req.                                     AP French Language and Culture (11-12)
problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or        The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible partici-        Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective         YEAR #64215800
preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it em-        pation in public life. Knowing how to be a good citizen is essential       Honors Diploma: Course fulfills Honors Diploma requirements.
braces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there   to the preservation and improvement of the United States democ-            AP French is a college-level course, taken for college credit.
are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across          racy. The student will understand ideas, protections, privileges,          The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes com-
the many topics included in the study of environmental science.            structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen         munication (understanding and being understood by others) by
                                                                           in the United States political system.                                     applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in
Medical Anatomy & Physiology-(MAP) YEAR #67939000                                                                                                     real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language con-
(10 -12) Course Fee: $30 Graduation Credit: 1.0 CTE or 3rd                 AP United States History (11-12)             YEAR #63521000                trol, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP
year science credit. A full year competency based course that              Graduation Credit: 1.0 U.S. History                                        French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize
explores medical and health science related occupations as well            The Advanced Placement Program in United States History is                 grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best
as the study of human structure and function. Course includes              designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factu-           facilitate the study of language and culture communication is pri-
field trips, hands-on activities, and guest demonstrations. Areas          al knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and            marily in French.
of study include medical terminology, human biology, disease pro-          materials in United States History. Students will be expected to
cesses, and career exploration. Recommended for anyone going               assess historical materials and to weigh the evidence and inter-           German I (9 -12) 			                            YEAR #64221000
into medical or associated fields. This is a required course for all       pretations presented in historical scholarship. Students are ex-           Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
capstone health science courses (Nurse Assist, EMT and Medical             pected to develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions,           Specifically for students who have had little or no previous experi-
Asst) and East Health Professions Academy. Lab Fee Required.               make judgments, and use the essay format.                                  ence in German. Focus is on the development of the three modes
                                                                                                                                                      of communication: Interpretive (reading & listening), Interperson-
Physics (11 -12)			                             YEAR #62231000             AP European History (10-12)                    YEAR #63531000              al, and Presentational (writing & speaking). The course is orga-
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                  Course Fee: $40            Graduation Credit: 1.0 Social Stu. Elective                                nized thematically, w/ emphasis on making cultural comparisons.
The three topics covered in physics are matter, motion and energy.         The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to            The goal is to move students from the Novice-Low to Novice-Mid
Everything is part of a system, whether it is book on a table, a cog       cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played         and beyond on the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching Foreign
in a machine, a satellite in orbit, or a complex electrical circuit.       a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. With-          Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.
Physics topics will be developed around systems and the nature of          out this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding
science. Lab Fee Required.                                                 the development of contemporary institutions, the role of con-             German II (9 -12)		                         YEAR #64222000
                                                                           tinuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the            Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
AP Physics I (10-12)		                          YEAR #62531400             evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual         Focus is on the continued development of the three modes of
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                  Course Fee: $40            discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and        communication: Interpretive (reading & listening), Interpersonal,
Algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students
                                                                           movements, the goals of the AP program in European History are             and Presentational (writing & speaking). The course is organized
cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based in-
                                                                           to develop (a) an understanding of some of the principal themes            thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural comparisons.
vestigations as they explore these topics: kinematics, dynamics,
                                                                           in modern European History, (b) an ability to analyze historical           The goal is to move students from the Novice-Mid to Novice-High
circular motion and gravitation,energy, momentum, simple har-
                                                                           evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express      and beyond on the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching Foreign
monic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and
                                                                           historical understanding in writing.                                       Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.
electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound. Stu-
dents should take this course if they are interested in understand-        Sociology I (10 -12)                   SEMESTER #63244000                  German III (9 -12) (Honors)                 YEAR #64223400
ing the world around them while not being afraid of struggling with        Graduation Credit: 0.5 Social Stu. Elective                                Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
difficult concepts and applications. Taking this course will ensure        Sociology is the study of society or human groups. In order to             Focus is on the continued development of the three modes of
that students will have a solid foundation in the basic principles of      understand society we must be able to shift from one perspec-              communication: Interpretive (reading & listening), Interpersonal,
physical science to gain deeper understanding of the phenomena             tive to another and to see the world through the eyes of others.           and Presentational (writing & speaking). The course is organized
observed in whichever field they choose to pursue. A very detailed         The study of sociology helps us make connections between hu-               thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural comparisons.
course description can be found on the College Board web page.             man behavior and society. It helps us understand the processes             The goal is to move students from the Novice-High to Intermedi-
                                                                           that have shaped the features we observe around us today, as               ate-Low and beyond on the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching
AP Physics II (11-12)		                           YEAR #62541000
                                                                           well as the ways those features may be different tomorrow. This            Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                    Course Fee: $40
Algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students         course will explore the way social interaction influences person-
                                                                           ality development, adolescence and deviant behavior in society.            German IV (11-12) (Honors)                  YEAR #64224300
cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based in-                                                                                    Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
vestigations as they explore these topics: fluids, thermodynamics,         Sports Psychology (10-12)                 SEMESTER #63243010               Focus is on the continued development of the three modes of
electrical (force, field, and potential), electric circuits, magnetism     Graduation Credit: 0.5 Social Stu. Elective                                communication: Interpretive (reading & listening), Interpersonal,
and electromagnetic induction, geometric and physical optics, and          Sport Psychology is a vibrant branch of the larger psychologi-             and Presentational (writing & speaking). The course is organized
quantum, atomic & nuclear physics. The fields presented in this            cal discipline. It is the branch of psychology which deals with            thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural comparisons.
class are more abstract in nature and less widely understood than
                                                                           the study and application of the psychological principles that             The goal is to see growth in the Intermediate level on the ACTFL
in Physics I. Taking this course will ensure that students will be
                                                                           enhance athletic performance. The concepts taught in this class            (American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages) Proficiency
able to be interesting conversationalists in the vast majority of
                                                                           will be beneficial in athletic competitions, exercise environments,        Pyramid.
dinner parties as well as having a solid foundation in advanced
                                                                           and other physical performance based activities. The focus of
principles of physical science to gain deeper understanding of the                                                                                    AP German (12)			                           YEAR #64226100
                                                                           this class is to teach you how to strengthen your mind and con-
phenomena observed in whichever field they choose to pursue.                                                                                          Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
                                                                           trol your emotions so that you can improve your performance in
                                                                           these types of situations. The concepts learned in this class will         College-level course, taken for college credit. Emphasizes com-
AP Physics C (11-12)                            YEAR #62531610
                                                                           not only prepare you for athletic competitions, but for any type           munication (understanding and being understood by others) by
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Science                  Course Fee: $40
                                                                           of performance situation such as drama, dance, etc.                        applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in
Mechanics course is equivalent to a one-semester, calculus-based,
                                                                                                                                                      real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language
college-level physics course. It is especially appropriate for stu-
                                                                           Psychology I (10-12)                     SEMESTER #63241000                control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. This
dents planning to specialize or major in physical science or en-
                                                                           Graduation Credit: 0.5 Social Stu. Elective                                course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the
gineering. The course explores topics such as kinetics, Newton’s
                                                                           Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and be-               expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of lan-
laws (of motion, work, energy and power), systems of particles
                                                                           havior. Throughout this course, students will be introduced to             guage and culture communication is primarily in German.
and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, and oscilla-
                                                                           the multiple sub-fields of psychology. Psychology examines the
tions & gravitation. Introductory differential an integral calculus is                                                                                Spanish I (9 -12) 			                          YEAR #64251000
used throughout the course. A very detailed course description can         processes of learning, human development, social behaviors, ab-
                                                                           normal behaviors, therapy and treatment styles, etc. Additionally          Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
be found on https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse.                                                                                              (This course is not designed for native or heritage speakers. The
                                                                           students will explore various aspects of human behavior using
Zoology (11-12)                              YEAR #62251000                theories of personality, aspects of thought processes, states of           Language Department recommends that native or heritage speak-
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective              Course Fee: $40               consciousness, causes of motivation and emotion, and the basic             ers register for Spanish II, III, or IV, depending on their expe-
Surveys the animal kingdom. Detailed study of representative               tenements of mental illness. This course is designed to intro-             rience with the language. It is suggested students speak with
organisms is made to illustrate structural advancements as they            duce students to psychology as a social science as we review               the Department Chair to ensure the best placement.) Spanish I
appear in the animal kingdom. Issues relating to wildlife manage-          experiments, apply theories to the world around us, and learn              is a basic language course specifically for students who have had
ment and natural history of the vertebrates will be stressed. Lab          the history of this unique subject.                                        no previous experience in Spanish. The course focuses on the
work and dissection is involved. Lab Fee Required.                                                                                                    development of the three modes of communication: Interpretive
                                                                           Latin American Studies (10-12) SEMESTER #63940000                          (reading and listening), Interpersonal, and Presentational (writ-
See IB Program Courses for descriptions:                                   Graduation Credit: 0.5 Social Stu. Elective                                ing and speaking). The course is organized thematically, with an
IB Biology HL     Course Fee: $40                YEAR #62514400            Latin American Studies is a half year social studies elective              emphasis on making cultural comparisons. The goal is to move
IB Biology HL2    Course Fee: $40                YEAR #62514410            course in which students learn about history, culture and identity         students from the Novice-Low to Novice-Mid on the ACTFL (Amer-
IB Chemistry SL2 Course Fee: $40                 YEAR #62522020            formation through a Latin American Studies context. The study              ican Council for Teaching Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.
                                                                           of any history requires students to think about the past and
                                                                           apply it to our world today. To do that, we need to look through           Spanish II (9 -12)                              YEAR #64252000
   SOCIAL STUDIES                                                          a lens that recognizes America’s roots and look beyond public              Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
                                                                                                                                                      (The Language Department recommends that native or heritage
                                                                           opinion and/or propaganda to see what was truly happening.
                                                                           Class readings and assignments will be based upon text describ-            speakers register for Spanish II, III, or IV, depending on their
No Course Fees for Social Studies.
                                                                           ing the legal, political, economic, migratory, and social history of       experience with the language. It is suggested students speak
                                                                           Latin Americans. Such insight from a particularly Latino perspec-          with the Department Chair to ensure the best placement.) Span-
AP Psychology (11-12)                          YEAR #63535000
                                                                           tive should motivate and help us to more effectively steer our             ish II focuses on the continued development of the three modes
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Social Studies Elective
                                                                           community, country and world towards a more just and equal                 of communication:
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior.
                                                                           society.                                                                   Spanish II cont’d: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interper-
Throughout this course, students will be introduced to psychology
                                                                                                                                                      sonal, and Presentational (writing and speaking). The course
through our examination of the processes of learning, cognition,
                                                                           See IB Program Courses for descriptions:                                   is organized thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural
development, social behaviors, research methods, abnormal be-
                                                                           IB History of the Americas HL / IB Theory of Knowledge                     comparisons. The goal is to move students from the Novice-Mid
haviors, and other facets of psychology. Students will be encour-
                                                                                                                                                      to Novice-High on the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching
aged to think critically, ask questions, and work with one another
                                                                                                                                                      Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.
to master basic psychology. This course is designed to get you ex-
cited about and interested in the field of psychology, assist you in
the transition from high school level coursework to that of college
                                                                              WORLD LANGUAGE                                                          Spanish III Honors (9 -12)		                 YEAR #64253400
                                                                                                                                                      Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
level work, and help you prepare for the AP Psychology exam.               This department offers a great variety of skill levels in the studies of   Honors Diploma: Course fulfills Honors Diploma requirements.
                                                                           French, German, and Spanish. Native speakers are encouraged to take        (The Language Department recommends that native or heritage
World Geography (9-10)                  SEMESTER #63902100
                                                                           upper level courses. No Course Fees for World Language                     speakers register for Spanish II, III, or IV, depending on their
Graduation Credit: 0.5 Geography for Life
                                                                                                                                                      experience with the language. It is suggested students speak with
This course is designed to introduce students to the physical and          French I (9-12)                                   YR #64211000             the Department Chair to ensure the best placement.) Spanish III
cultural patterns of the world. Geographic study includes mapping          Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective                                            Honors focuses on the continued development of the three modes
skills, the interaction between people and their environment, and          French I is a basic language course specifically for students who          of communication: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interper-
the political and economic systems that they develop.                      have had little or no previous experience in French. The course            sonal, and Presentational (writing and speaking). The course is
                                                                           focuses on the development of the three modes of communi-                  organized thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural com-
AP Geography (9,10,12)		                      YEAR #63592000
                                                                           cation: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interpersonal, and           parisons. The goal is to move students from the Novice-High to
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Social Studies/Elective
                                                                           Presentational (writing and speaking). The course is organized             Intermediate-Low on the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching
AP Geography introduces students to the systematic study of pat-
                                                                           thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural comparisons.             Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid, however it is not un-
terns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use,
                                                                           The goal is to move students from the Novice-Low to Novice-Mid             common for it to take more than one school year to move up to
and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students learn to employ spatial
                                                                           and beyond on the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching For-                the Intermediate level. Students entering the course above the
concepts and landscape analysis to examine human socio-eco-
                                                                           eign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.                                       Novice-High level will work to move up on level on the ACTFL
nomic organization and its environmental consequences. They
also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their            French II (9 -12) 			                      YEAR #64212000                  Proficiency Pyramid.
research and applications.                                                 Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective                                            Spanish IV HONORS 		                         YEAR #64254300
                                                                           Focus is on the continued development of the three modes of                Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
World History I & II (10)        YR #63902500/#63902600
                                                                           communication: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interper-             Honors Diploma: Course fulfills Honors Diploma requirements.
Graduation Credit: 1.0 World Civilizations
                                                                           sonal, and Presentational (writing and speaking). The course               (The Language Department recommends that native or heritage
This course studies the increasing interrelationship of the world’s
                                                                           is organized thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural             speakers register for Spanish II, III, or IV, depending on their
peoples. It includes examples of scientific, artistic, religious, and
                                                                           comparisons. The goal is to move students from the Novice-Mid              experience with the language. It is suggested students speak
technological aspects of human behavior.
                                                                           to Novice-High and beyond on the ACTFL (American Council for               with the Department Chair to ensure the best placement.) Span-
AP World History (10 -12)		                      YEAR #63536000            Teaching Foreign Languages) Proficiency Pyramid.                           ish IV focuses on the continued development of the three modes
Graduation Credit: 1.0 World Civ, Social Studies, & Elective                                                                                          of communication: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interper-
                                                                           French III Honors (9 -12) 		                 YEAR #64213400
This course will cover major themes and developments in the his-                                                                                      sonal, and Presentational (writing and speaking). The course is
                                                                           Graduation Credit: 1.0 Elective
tories of major world civilizations from c. 1200 CE to the present.                                                                                   organized thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural com-
                                                                           Focus is on the continued development of the three modes of
It will be similar to other AP History courses in terms of developing                                                                                 parisons. The goal is to see growth in the Intermediate level on
                                                                           communication: Interpretive (reading and listening), Interper-
reading and writing skills in order to prepare students for the de-                                                                                   the ACTFL (American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages)
                                                                           sonal, and Presentational (writing and speaking). The course
mands of college. However, instead of national histories, the cur-
                                                                           is organized thematically, with an emphasis on making cultural             Proficiency Pyramid.                                           5
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