REGISTRATION GUIDE 2021-2022 - Atascadero High School

 
REGISTRATION GUIDE 2021-2022 - Atascadero High School
Atascadero High School
REGISTRATION GUIDE
                         2021-2022
REGISTRATION GUIDE 2021-2022 - Atascadero High School
Atascdero High School
  One High School Hill
  Atascadero, CA 93422
     805-462-4300
REGISTRATION GUIDE 2021-2022 - Atascadero High School
Table of Contents

       AHS Graduation Requirements 3

       UC/CSU Admission Requirements 4

       UC/CSU Approved A-G Courses 5

       Student Education Plan 6

       Courses 7
           English 7
           Math 9
           Science 12
           Social Science 16
           Fitness/Health 18
           Foreign Language 19
           Career Technical Education Pathways 21
           Electives 26
               *Note: All courses at Atascadero High School are
               year-long courses unless otherwise denoted as
               semester courses.

Please note this Registration Guide shows all of the courses that can be offered. Classes will
only take place when filled.

The Atascadero Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality,
religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, or any other
characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes, in its programs and activities.

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Dual Enrollment Courses
In par tnership with Cuesta College, Atascadero High School offers the option of dual
enrollment courses that allow students the oppor tunity to meet high school graduation
requirements while also earning college credit. These courses are taught at Atascadero
High School by an AHS instructor within the regular school day. It is impor tant for stu-
dents to consider that their grades will be reflected on their college transcript and in-
cluded in their college GPA. Please refer to the AHS counseling depar tment and Cuesta
College for more information.

         https://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/studenttype/dualenroll.html

                The following courses have the option of dual enrollment:

                                  Advanced Automotive

                                        AP Calculus

                                   Careers in Education

                              Child Growth & Development

                                 Graphic Communications

                                   Honors Math Analysis

                                     Publication Design

                                        US History

                                     Video Production

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AHS Graduation Requirements

  SUBJECT                      CREDIT
   AREA                     REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH                            40             AHS FINE ARTS COURSES
                                                  Advanced Acting: Stage & Film
                                                  Advanced Automotive
SOCIAL SCIENCE			                  30
                                                  Advanced Choir
                                                  Agricultural Construction
SCIENCE				                        20             Agricultural Leadership
                                                  Agricultural Maintenance
                                                  Agricultural Welding
HEALTH SCIENCE                      5
                                                  AP Computer Science Principles
                                                  AP Studio Art: 2D Design
PHYSICAL EDUCATION		               20             Art Techniques
                                                  Baking and Pastry Arts
MATHEMATICS			                     30             Basic Agricultural Mechanics
                                                  Careers in Education
                                                  Ceramics
FINE ARTS				                      10             Child Growth & Development
(See figure to the right)                         Computer Animation
                                                  Consumer Automotive
CAREER PLANNING                     5             Graphic Communications
                                                  Guitar
                                                  Hospitality 1
OTHER ELECTIVES			                 100            Hospitality 2
                                                  Improv
                                                  Intermediate Art
                                                  Introduction to Art
                                                  Introduction to Computer Applications
Total Credits			250
                                                  Jazz/Latin Ensemble
                                                  Marching Band/Symphonic Wind Ensemble
                                                  Mixed Choir
CALIFORNIA GRADUATION                             Photography
REQUIREMENTS                                      Portfolio Production & Field Experience
                                                  Primary P.E.
Algebra I                                         Publication Design
Health Science                                    Show/Chamber Choir
                                                  Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, Heritage Spanish 1, 2
                                                  String Orchestra
The requirements for Graduation for Class of      Technical Theatre in Production
                                                  Theatre
2022 = 270 credits (110 electives);
                                                  Video Productions
Class of 2023 = 260 credits (120 electives).

The differences in graduation requirements by
graduation year is based on the 2020 change
in school bell schedule.

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University of California                                   California State
       (UC) Admission                                          University (CSU)
        Requirements                                        Admission Requirements
•    G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in A-G Coursework               •    G.P.A. - Eligibility Index Information
•    S.A.T. I or A.C.T. (S.A.T. II Required for some        •    S.A.T. I or A.C.T.
     majors.)                                               •    A-G Admissions Requirements:
•    A-G Admissions Requirements:                               A. History and Social Science           2 Years
    A. History and Social Science              2 Years          B. English				4 Years
    B. English				4 Years                                       C. Math (4 Years Rec.)			3 Years
    C. Math (4 Years Rec.)			3 Years                            D. Lab Science (3 Years Rec.)           2 Years
    D. Lab Science (3 Years Rec.)              2 Years           - 1 Biological and 1 Physical Lab Science
     - 1 Biological and 1 Physical Lab Science                  E. Foreign Language (3 Years Rec.)      2 years
    E. Foreign Language (3 Years Rec.)         2 years          F. Visual & Performing Arts             1 Year
    F. Visual & Performing Arts                1 Year           G. College Prep Electives		             1 Year
    G. College Prep Electives		                1 Year

UC/CSU Entrance Examinations
      (To be taken no later than December of senior year)

•    S.A.T. I or A.C.T. (Plus Writing)
         Register for A.C.T
         Register for S.A.T

•    S.A.T. Subject Tests (2 tests may be required)
     for specific majors – Check with College
•    Students taking S.A.T. II in Mathematics should
     choose Level 2

                                                            *Note: UC/CSU A-G Requirements must be completed with C or
                                                            better to earn A-G Credit.

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Atascadero High School UC/CSU
                        Approved Course Offerings
                        Must earn a grade of “C” or better in all A-G Coursework

A – History/Social Science                                 F – Visual & Performing Arts
AP European History                                        Advanced Acting: Stage & Film
AP Government & Politics United States                     Art Techniques
AP Human Geography                                         Advanced Choir
Political Science (1 semester)                             Ceramics
US History                                                 Computer Animation
AP United States History                                   Graphic Communications*
World History                                              Improv
                                                           Intermediate Art
B – English                                                Introduction to Art
Advanced English 1                                         Jazz/Latin Ensemble
Advanced English 2                                         Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
English 9, 10, 11                                          Mixed Choir
AP English Language and Composition                        Publication Design*
AP English Literature & Composition                        Show/Chamber Choir
Expository Reading & Writing (ERWC/EAP)                    Strings Orchestra
                                                           AP Studio Art: 2D Design
C – Mathematics                                            Technical Theatre in Production
                                                           Theatre
Algebra 1 (Must be taken in grades 9-12 to be counted as
                                                           Video Production*
one year of high school mathematics)
Algebra 2                                                  G – Elective
Algebra 2 Honors                                           Agricultural Construction
AP Calculus AB*                                            Agricultural Welding
Geometry                                                   Algebra for College & Career Readiness
Geometry Honors                                            Application Development
Honors Math Analysis*                                      Baking & Pastry
AP Statistics                                              Basic Agricultural Mechanics
Statistics                                                 Career Planning (1 semester)
                                                           Careers in Education*
D – Laboratory Science                                     Child Growth & Development*
Agriscience Systems Management                             AP Computer Science Principles
Agriculture and Soil Science                               Consumer Auto
Astronomy                                                  Creative Writing
Biology                                                    Economics (1 Semester)
AP Biology                                                 Hospitality 1
Chemistry                                                  Hospitality 2
AP Chemistry                                               Introduction to Computer Applications
AP Environmental Science (Not offered 2021-22)             Introduction to Sports Medicine
Human Anatomy & Physiology Honors                          Model UN
AP Physics 1                                               Portfolio Production & Field Experience
Physics                                                    Psychology
Sustainable Agriculture - A Biological Approach
         to Industry

E – Language Other than English
AP Spanish Language & Culture                              * Dual Enrollment Option
Heritage Spanish 1, 2                                      (Any Extra A - F coursework will also satisfy the G Req.)
Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4

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Student Education Plan

Name _______________________________ Counselor____________________ Date ________

Read the graduation requirements information carefully, and select courses of study in line with your interests. It is important
to ensure that your coursework meets both high school graduation requirements and prepares you for college and/or career.
It is recommended that you meet with your counselor to review your student educational plan.

                           Required for        Required                                        Required for       Required
    Freshman Year                                                    Sophomore Year
                           High School         for most                                        High School        for most
                                              Universities                                                       Universities
1. English:                                                        1. English:
                                  X                 X                                                X                 X
2. Math:                                                           2. Math:
                                  X                 X                                                X                 X
3. Science:                                                        3. Science:
                                  X                 X                                                X                 X
4. Health/Career                                                   4. World History:
Planning
                                  X                                                                  X                 X
5. PE:                                                             5. PE:
                                  X                                                                  X
6. Elective:                                    Foreign            6. Elective:                                     Foreign
                                  X                                                                  X
                                               Language                                                            Language
7. Elective:                                                       7. Elective:
                                  X                                                                  X

                           Required for        Required                                        Required for       Required
     Junior Year                                                        Senior Year
                           High School         for most                                        High School        for most
                                              Universities                                                       Universities
1. English:                                                        1. English:
                                  X                 X                                                X                 X
2. Math:                                                           2. Math:
                                  X                 X              Recommended
3. Science:                                                        3. Science:
Recommended                                                        Recommended:
4. US History:                                                     4. Political Science/
                                  X                 X              Econ
                                                                                                     X
5. Elective                                                        5. Elective:
                                  X                                                                  X
6. Elective:                                     Foreign           6. Elective:
                                  X                                                                  X
                                                Language
                                               Recommended
7. Elective:
                                  X               VAPA

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Courses

                                                          relevant themes including: writing freedom, the
                  English                                 intersection of power, protest, and change, the
                                                          individual and society, grit and grandeur, and facing
                                                          our fears.
Advanced English 1 #2212
Grade 9/10                                                All students in this course are seen as writers,
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement                    communicators, and readers simultaneously.
Students in Advanced English 1 enter an aca-              Writers will continue to develop their argumen-
demic training ground designed to support their           tative skills by learning more rhetorical devices,
future success in honors and AP-level classes.            communicators will continue to develop their
Students will build foundational skills in literature     voices and their ability to share their stories, and
and rhetorical analysis, by interacting with short        readers will be challenged as well as fully engaged
stories, non-fiction texts, poetry, novels and a play.    by the breadth of interesting and thought-provok-
Students should be prepared to read and write             ing works available to them. This is a multi-modal
extensively to practice these foundational skills. By     course which features a variety of texts including:
the end of the course, students will feel prepared        essays, poetry, non-fiction works, historical prima-
to meet the challenge of Advanced English 2.              ry and secondary works, podcasts, ted-talks, films,
                                                          songs, and so much more. Be prepared for an ex-
Advanced English 2 #2221                                  citing and challenging year of literary investigation!
Grade 10/11
Prerequisite: Advanced English 1 Recommended
                                                          AP English Language and Composition #8930
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement
                                                          Grade 11-12
Advanced English 2 explores a variety of world            Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU CSU “B” Requirement
literature, including exciting pieces from the Euro-      Prerequisite: Advanced English 2 Recommended
pean Middle Ages to Modernism, ancient Greece             Language shapes the world around us, not only-
and Rome, Mesopotamia, China, Japan, India, and           how we communicate, but also how we under-
Africa. Our analysis will focus on how elements of        stand ourselves, others, and our larger society. This
culture, religion, politics, and conflict influence the   course examines the role of language by ex-
written word. Emphasis will center around liter-          ploring the complex topics of identity, education,
ary and non-fiction analysis, writing, and crafting       gender, race, and even humor. By closely analyzing
of effective presentations. Students will move at         a variety of challenging texts (opinion essays, news
an accelerated pace, requiring an increased level         articles, advertisements, documentaries, podcasts,
of organization, time management, responsibility,         short stories, and more), students will discuss and
and independence. This rigorous class is designed         craft their own arguments on these larger topics.
for the student who plans to continue taking              A key component of this course is confronting
advanced-level coursework, such as AP Language            and negotiating a wide range of opinions and
and AP Literature.                                        perspectives, so students must be prepared to
American Literature (English 11) #2161                    enter class with an open-mind and critical eye.
Grade 11                                                  The course is designed to prepare students for
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement                    the level of critical thinking that will be asked of
                                                          them on the AP exam, in college, and career. The
This standards-based college preparatory course
                                                          amount of reading and writing required reflect
is a survey of the diverse voices that have made
                                                          that of a college-level course.
- and continue to make - American Literature so
vast, interesting, and unique. This course continues
instruction through an investigation of various

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AP English Literature and Composition #2231              English 10 #2091
Grade 11-12                                              Grade 10
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement                   Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement
Prerequisite: Advanced English 2 Recommended
                                                         Who doesn’t like to read about knights in shin-
In this course students will read - analyze - revel      ing armor, a world where books are banned and
in challenging, compelling literature. The curric-       firemen start fires rather than extinguish them, or
ulum includes poems, short stories, novels and           a farm run by the animals? Sophomore English is
plays from the ancient Greeks to the modern              a college preparatory course that helps students
era. There will be a significant amount of reading,      learn to analyze a variety of literature, including
short weekly papers, and a multitude of in-class         fiction and non-fiction, poetry and information-
essays designed to prepare students for the Ad-          al materials. Students will improve their skills by
vanced Placement test in English Literature. Join        thinking critically and learning to argue, explain,
us: Death, Darkness and Despair were never so            compare and contrast, and report on their dis-
much fun!                                                coveries. They will work individually and in small
                                                         groups while tackling the following essential
Creative Writing # 2041
                                                         questions: Do people need to belong? What is
Grade 10-12
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “G” Requirement
                                                         the allure of fear? What do our possessions reveal
                                                         about us?
Stephen King had this to say about writers: “Am-
ateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us      Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC/
just get up and go to work.” Writers may vary in         EAP) #2261
their creative process, but all of them would agree      Grade 12
                                                         Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement
that there is only one thing that sets writers apart
from non writers: they write.Creative Writing is         In our 21st century world, effective writing and
designed to tap into students’ creative spirit with      communication skills are sought after by col-
thought-provoking, silly, meditative, and practical      leges and employers more than ever before. This
writing exercises meant to elevate their skill. They     course prepares students for the demands of life
will be too busy developing dynamic, original            outside of high school by equipping them the
work-- moving from inception of an idea to publi-        writing strategies and critical thinking necessary
cation--to sit around waiting for an idea to appear.     for college and career. During this course, we will
By the end of the course, their writing portfolio        discuss and write about a wide range of topics
will showcase the fact that they are, indeed, writ-      from pondering how to place value on a life to
ers—and if the Muse smiles upon them, perhaps            exploring the complex world of juvenile justice
even inspired ones.                                      and everything in between. We will be reading a
                                                         mix of non-fiction materials, including contempo-
English 9 #2021                                          rary essays, newspaper and magazine articles, and
Grade 9                                                  editorials. Additionally, students will read Into the
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “B” Requirement
                                                         Wild, the true story of a boy living off the land
This college preparatory class is designed to help       in the Alaskan bush, and 1984, the cautionary
meet high school graduation, college entrance            sci-fi tale about the dark side of technology and
requirements, and content and performance                government surveillance. Expository writing is a
standards for language arts. It provides stan-           course that has been designed by the CSU sys-
dards-based education in the areas of grammar,           tem, in conjunction with the University of Califor-
spelling, vocabulary, composition, literature, listen-   nia to prepare students for college level writing.
ing, and speaking.

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English Language Development #2661/#2391                        Algebra 2 #4161

Enrollment based on CELDT Score                                 Grade 9-12
Meets 1 Year English Graduation Requirement1 year of ELD        Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
can be used for UC/CSU “B” Requirement                          Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement
Grade 9-12
Can be repeated for credit.                                     The purpose of this course is to continue the
                                                                study of algebra and to provide the foundation for
This class is designed for non-native English speak-            applying algebraic skills to other mathematical and
ers to build their English skills. The skills of reading,       scientific disciplines. Course study will include: Re-
writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized. The            view of Algebra I, Linear Equations, Systems of Lin-
goal is to prepare students for a smooth transition             ear Equations, Quadratic Functions and Equations,
into a regular English course. This class is both ELL           Function Operations, Properties of Exponents,
and Common Core standards based.                                Roots and Radicals, Exponential and Logarithmic
                                                                Functions, Polynomials, Rational Expressions, Conic
English - 9C, 10C, 11C & 12C                                    Sections, Sequences and Series. Exploration with
Grade 9-12                                                      manipulatives, cooperative groupings, and discus-
Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
                                                                sion may be used for enrichment.
Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team

Meets English Graduation Requirement                            Algebra 2 (H) #4165
Completion of four years of English is a gradua-                Grade 9-12
tion requirement for all students. The English C                Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
sequence is a series of Learning Center courses                 Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement
where the student will continue preliminary work                The Honors level Algebra 2 course offers the
on basic English skills, vocabulary study, literature,          student a more in-depth and rigorously paced
composition, and language. The basis of the course              study of Algebra 2 concepts and applications, with
is to develop the skills necessary to help students             emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
communicate verbally and in writing.                            Exploration with graphing calculators, cooperative
                                                                grouping, and discussion will be used for enrich-
                                                                ment. This course is strongly recommended in
                      Math                                      preparation for AP Calculus.

                                                                Algebra for College & Career Readiness #4123
Algebra 1 #4121                                                 Grade 10-12
Grade 9-12                                                      Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement                          Meets 1 Year of Math for Graduation
                                                                Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “G” Requirement
Algebra 1 is a graduation requirement for all Cali-
                                                                This course is designed to give the student real
fornia high school students. It is designed to cover
                                                                life, problem-solving experiences while covering
the content standards through the study of equa-
                                                                concepts from Algebra, Geometry, and basic
tions, inequalities, and polynomials. There will also
                                                                Probability and Statistics. Course study will
be a focus on the study of linear, Quadratic, and
                                                                include: Linear Equations, Systems of Linear
exponential functions. A range of problem solving
                                                                Equations, Quadratic Functions and Equations,
situations will allow for the development of critical
                                                                Function Operations, Properties of Exponents,
thinking skills. Exploration with the use of manipu-
                                                                Polynomials, Sequences and Series.
latives, cooperative groupings, and discussion may
be used for enrichment.

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Math Flowchart

                                 Algebraic               Algebra 1
                                Foundations

                                              Geometry                   Honors
                                                                        Geometry

                       Algebra for College               Algebra 2                  Honors
                       & Career Readiness                                          Algebra 2

                   Statistics                               AP                                  Math
                                                         Statistics                            Analysis

                     Math                                                AP                      AP
                    Analysis                                          Statistics               Calculus

     *It is not the preferred sequence to
     take MA after Stats. It is better to
     take MA directly after Alg2.

     *Algebra for College and College and
     Career Readiness is designed for
     students either coming out of
     Geometry or Algebra 2 who are still
     struggling with the fundamental skills
     of Algebra 1.

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AP Calculus AB - Dual Enrollment #4211                                  This course offers the student a more in-depth
Grade 9-12                                                              and rigorously paced study of geometric skills,
Prerequisite: Math Analysis
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement
                                                                        techniques, and connections of concepts found in
                                                                        the regular geometry course. Students are chal-
AP Calculus AB builds upon a strong                                     lenged to think logically, problem solve, and apply
mathematical foundation of advanced algebra                             critical thinking skills to real life situations.
techniques and trigonometry. The course
                                                                        Honors Math Analysis - Dual Enrollment
presents the study of analytic geometry, limits,                        (H) #4181
continuity, the calculus of algebraic, trigonometric,                   Grade 9-12
exponential and logarithmic functions, as well as                       Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2
the applications of the derivative and integral.                        Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement
Applications include graph analysis, related rates,                     Math Analysis combines many of the trigonomet-
optimization, and volume of 3-dimentional solids                        ric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed
of rotation. Students will prepare for the AP                           to prepare students for the study of calculus and
Calculus test.                                                          strengthens their conceptual understanding of
AP Statistics #4171                                                     problems and mathematical reasoning in solv-
Grade 9-12                                                              ing problems. Topics covered will be review of
Prerequisite: Algebra 2                                                 algebra, functions and their graphs, polynomials
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement                                  and rational functions, exponential and logarith-
Advanced Placement Statistics will introduce stu-                       mic functions, trigonometry, analytic trigonometry,
dents to the major concepts and tools for collect-                      sequences and series, and topics in analytic geom-
ing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.                      etry.
Students will be exposed to five broad conceptual                       Algebraic Foundations #4125
themes: Planning a Study, Exploring Data, Proba-                        Grade 9-11
bility, Making Predictions, and Statistical Inference.                  Enrollment based on Assessment and Teacher/Counselor
Students will prepare for the AP Statistics test.                       Recommendation
                                                                        Meets 1 Year of Math Graduation Requirement
Geometry #4141
                                                                        This course is designed to build foundational skills
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1
Grade 9-12                                                              neccesary for successful completion of Algebra
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement                                  1. Students will gain knowledge of the building
                                                                        blocks to solve equations, inequalities, polynomials,
This course is devoted to plane geometry and                            and other mathematical processes. Students will
plane coordinate geometry. The purpose of ge-                           engage in a range of problem solving situations
ometry is to provide students with a fundamental                        that allow for the development of critical thinking
knowledge of basic geometric facts, and to lead                         skills, algebraic understanding and basic concepts
them to an understanding and appreciation of                            required to excel in Algebra 1.
problem solving.
                                                                        Math 1C, 2C, & 3C #6825
Geometry (H) #4140                                                      Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, (Essential prerequisite skills include: the    Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team
ability to solve systems of equations both graphically and alge-        Grade 9-12
braically, solve quadratics by both factoring and using quadratic-      Completion of Math 1C, 2C & 3C fulfills Algebra 1 Graduation
formula, and simplify radicals)                                         Requirement
Grade 9-12                                                              Algebra 1 is a graduation requirement for all
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU CSU “C” Requirement
                                                                        students. Math C is a three-year course covering

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the content standards for Algebra 1 including the         investigate and test an Agriscience research ques-
study of basic math computational skills, equations,      tion by formulating a scientific question related
polynomials, and other mathematical process in            to the course content, formulating a hypothesis
the solution of mathematical problems.                    based on related research, conducting an experi-
                                                          ment to test the hypothesis, collecting quantitative
Statistics #4170                                          data, and forming a conclusion based on analysis
Grade 9-12                                                of the data. The result of this research program
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “C” Requirement
                                                          will be an in depth research and experimentation
                                                          paper that is technically written, based on sci-
Students will use graphical and numerical tech-           entific protocol, and cited using APA formatting.
niques to study patterns and departures from pat-         Additionally, students will develop and present a
terns in data; learn how to develop a plan for data       capstone soil management plan for agricultural
collection; use probability to anticipate expected        producers, using the content learned throughout
distributions; develop a research model; use              the course. Throughout the course, students will
inferential techniques for testing hypotheses and         be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA
estimating with confidence; and make statements           activities as well as the development and main-
about the reasonability of their conclusions. There       tenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural
is an emphasis in this course on working with data        Experience (SAE) program.
from in-class experiments, current events, the cen-
sus, and other resources. Students will read ar-          Agriscience Systems Management #7220
ticles from newspapers, magazines, current trade          Grade 11-12
journals, and books to learn about the application        Prerequisite: Agriculture and Soil Science
                                                          Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement
and misapplication of statistics. Students will also
                                                          Meets 1 year of physcial science for graduation.
develop skills in interpreting results and writing        Capstone Course in the CTE Agriscience Pathway
conclusions in context.
                                                          This integrated class combines an interdisciplin-
                                                          ary approach to laboratory science and research
                  Science                                 with agricultural management principles. Using
                                                          skills and principles learned in the course, stu-
                                                          dents design systems and experiments to solve
Agriculture and Soil Science #7215                        agricultural management issues currently facing
Grade 10-12                                               the industry. Additionally, students will connect the
Prerequisite: Sustainable Agriculture -                   products created in this class with industry activi-
A Biological Approach to Industry                         ties to link real world encounters and implement
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement   skills demanded by both colleges and careers. The
Meets 1 year of physical science for graduation.
                                                          course culminates with an agriscience experimen-
Concentration course in the CTE Agriscience Pathway
                                                          tal research project in which students design and
This course explores the physical and chemical            conduct an experiment to solve a relevant issue.
nature of soil as well as the relationships between       Throughout the course, students will be graded
soil, plants, animals and agricultural practices.         on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as
Students will examine properties of soil and land         well as the development and maintenance of an
and their connections to plant and animal pro-            ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)
duction. Using knowledge of scientific protocols          program.
as well as course content, students will develop
an Agriscience research program to be conduct-
ed throughout the first semester of the course.
To complete that whole project each student will
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AP Biology #5701                                               AP Environmental Science #5711 (Not Offered
Grade 11-12                                                    2021-2022)
Prerequisite: Biology & Chemistry or by Instructor Approval    Grade 11-12
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Biological Science Requirement      Prerequisite: Biology, Physics and/or Chemistry or by Instructor
*Note: Course offered in alternating years.                    Approval
This course is designed to be taken by students                Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement
                                                               *Note: Course offered in alternating years.
after the successful completion of a first course
in high school biology and one in high school                  AP Environmental Science provides students with
chemistry. The primary emphasis of this course                 the scientific principles, concepts, and methodolo-
will be on developing an understanding of con-                 gies required to understand the interrelationships
cepts. Essential to this conceptual understanding              of the natural world, to identify and analyze envi-
are the following: a grasp of science as a process             ronmental problems, both natural and manmade,
rather than as an accumulation of facts; personal              to evaluate the relative risks associated with these
experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of               problems, and to examine alternative solutions for
unifying themes that integrate the major topics of             resolving and/or preventing them. Environmental
biology; and application of biological knowledge               Science is interdisciplinary, there are several major
and critical thinking to environmental and social              unifying constructs, or themes, that are covered
concerns. This course is the equivalent of a college           within the course. The following themes provide
introductory biology course. Some AP students,                 a foundation for the structure of the AP Environ-
as college freshmen, are permitted to register in              mental Science course: biodiversity, ecosystems,
upper-level courses in biology or to register for              populations, growth, energy, resources use, waste,
courses for which biology is a prerequisite. Other             pollution, toxicity, soil, air, water, and scientific
students may have fulfilled a basic requirement for            analysis.
a laboratory science course and will be able to                AP Physics 1 #5655
undertake other courses to pursue their majors.                Grade 11-12
                                                               Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Physics or by Instructor Approval
AP Chemistry #5621                                             Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry or by Instructor Approval              Students explore principles of Newtonian me-
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement        chanics (including rotational motion); work, energy,
                                                               and power; mechanical waves and sound; and
This AP Chemistry course is designed to be the                 introductory, simple circuits. The course is based
equivalent of the general chemistry course usually             on six Big Ideas, which encompass core scientific
taken during the first year of college. For most               principles, theories, and processes that cut across
students, the course enables them to undertake,                traditional boundaries and provide abroad way of
as a college freshman, second year work in the                 thinking about the physical world. The following
chemistry sequence at their institution, or to                 are Big Ideas: objects and systems have proper-
register in courses in other fields where general              ties such as mass and charge; systems may have
chemistry is a prerequisite. This course is struc-             internal structure; fields existing in space can be
tured around the six big ideas articulated in the              used to explain interactions; the interactions of
AP Chemistry curriculum framework provided                     an object with other objects can be described by
by the College Board. A special emphasis will be               forces; interactions between systems can result in
placed on the seven science practices, which cap-              changes in those systems; changes that occur as a
ture important aspects of the work that scientists             result of interactions are constrained by conser-
engage in, with learning objectives that combine-              vation laws; and waves can transfer energy and
content with inquiry and reasoning skills.                     momentum from one location to another without
                                                               the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a
                                                               mathematical model for the description of other
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Astronomy #5571                                                 Chemistry #5601
Grade 11-12                                                     Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Two Years of Science Coursework                   Prerequisite: Geometry and Biology (Can be Co-Enrolled)
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement         Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science
*Note: Course offered in alternating years.                     Requirement

This is a one-year advanced science elective that               Chemistry is a general survey of basic inorganic
explores the formation and evolution of the uni-                concepts that will give the college bound student
verse and the objects contained in the universe                 an advantage in a college chemistry class. Units
including galaxies, stars, planets, moons, asteroids,           include atomic structure, chemical bonding, equa-
and comets. This introductory course will inves-                tions, mass relationships, gas laws, solutions, acids,
tigate and explain the physical laws governing the              bases, and salts.
universe, and the tools used to study the universe.
This is an activity-based course that will involve              Earth Science C #6754
                                                                Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
observation of the night sky, investigation using               Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team
astronomy software and the internet, hands-on                   Grade 9-12
laboratory activities, and potential field trips to             Meets Physical Science Graduation Requirement
astronomy research facilities.
                                                                Earth Science C is a Learning Center course that
Biology #5581                                                   encompasses the basic concepts of the Earth and
Grade 9-12                                                      the Universe. This course is aligned to the Cali-
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Life Science Requirement             fornia State Science Standards. Standards address
                                                                include units on Earth’s place in the universe,
Biology is an advanced science course designed                  dynamic Earth processes, Energy in the Earth
to expose the student to the living world and its               System, Biogeochemical Cycles, Structure and
systems. Concepts of cell biology, genetics, evolu-             Composition of the Atmosphere, and California
tion, and ecology will be presented. Investigation              Geology.
and experimentation will be utilized in the biology
laboratory component to promote technical lab                   Environmental Geology #5533 (Not Offered
                                                                2021-2022)
competence, utilize scientific processes of re-
                                                                Grade 11-12
search and reporting, as well as teach and rein-                Prerequisite: Two Years of Science Coursework
force scientific concepts. Lab attendance, formal               Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement
writing of biology lab reports, and one culminating             *Note: Course offered in alternating years.
project per semester are requirements for suc-
                                                                We live on a dynamic Earth whose processes
cessful completion of the course.
                                                                we have little control over. Many are oblivious to
Biology C #6753                                                 these processes because many of these processes
Grade 9-12                                                      are extremely slow, hidden underground, and/or
Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual   occur infrequently. In this class, we will use the
Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team                                    study of rocks, landforms, past and current geo-
Meets 1 Year of Life Science Graduation Requirement             logic hazards and field experiences to develop an
                                                                awareness of these processes and how humans in-
This Learning Center course is aligned with the                 teract with the environment around them. Topics
science content standards for Biology/Life Science              in this course will include earthquakes, volcanoes,
as established by the state of California. Biology              mass wasting, management of ground water, air
C is designed to expose the student to the living               and water pollution, climate change, and fluvial and
world and its systems. Concepts of cell biology,                coastal processes.
genetics, evolution and ecology will be presented.              This is an activity-based course that includes

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hands-on laboratories and field trips. Students              activity-based course that includes hands-on lab-
taking this course will receive A-G science credit           oratories and field trips. Students can expect the
for a laboratory science.                                    rigor of a college-level science course.

Human Anatomy & Physiology (H) #5681                         Physics #5641
Grade 11-12                                                  Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Biology or Ag Biology & Chemistry or Physics   Prerequisite: Biology & Geometry (Can be Co-Enrolled)
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Biological Science Requirement    Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement

This course will give students an advanced level             Physics is the science of how things work. This
knowledge concerning the structure and function              introductory course will investigate and explain
of the human body. Through various hands-on ac-              everyday physical phenomenon including forces,
tivities and experimentation, students will explore          motion, waves, light, sound, and magnetism. Sub-
the major organs and their respective systems                ject matter is consistently related to the student’s
and how these systems work together as a single              real-life experience. Only moderate application of
functioning organism. A major component of the               mathematics will be utilized for concept develop-
class is the dissection of a mammal, which close-            ment.
ly resembles the general human structure. The
dissection will cover approximately two months of            Sustainable Agriculture -A Biological Ap-
total class/lab time.                                        proach to Industry #7210
                                                             Grade 9-10
Physical Geology (H) #5532 (Not Offered                      Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Biological Science Requirement
2021-2022)                                                   Course meets Biological Science Graduation Requirement.
Grade 11-12                                                  Introduction Course in the CTE Agriscience Pathway
Prerequisite: Two Years of Science Coursework                Sustainability is based on a simple principle:
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “D” Physical Science Requirement
*Note: Course offered in alternating years.                  Everything that we need for our survival and
                                                             well-being depends, either directly or indirectly,
Take geology and the world will never look the               on our environment. Sustainability creates and
same. In this course, we will learn about how                maintains the conditions under which humans and
plate tectonics and the hydrologic cycle shape the           the biotic world can exist in productive harmo-
world. How rocks and minerals are windows into               ny, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and
the past and indicators of the future. How the               other requirements of present and future gener-
often-destructive force of earthquakes, volcanic             ations. Sustainability is important to making sure
eruptions, and mass movement of rock and water               that we have and will continue to have, the water,
are essential to fostering life on Earth. Where              materials, and resources to protect human health
geologic resources such as coal, oil, valuable               and our environment. Sustainable Agriculture is a
minerals, and groundwater were formed and can                one year course designed to integrate biological
be found today. The history of the Earth and the             science practices and knowledge into the practice
lessons can learn from the past. There will also be          of sustainable agriculture.
special emphasis on the geology of California and
local geology.
Students enrolled in Physical Geology will be
dual-enrolled in Atascadero High School and
Cuesta College. As an AHS student, you will earn
honors credits along with A-G science credits for
a laboratory science. As a Cuesta student, you will
earn 4 units of UC transferable college credit of
a physical geology laboratory course. This is an
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AP Human Geography #8900

        Social Science
                                                        Grade 9-12
                                                        Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “A” Requirement

                                                        The purpose of the AP Human Geography
AP European History #6005                               course is to introduce students to the systematic
Grade 10                                                study of patterns and processes that have shaped
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU CSU “A” Requirement              human understanding, use, and alteration of
AP European History is for students who desire          Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts
the challenge of taking a college level course          and landscape analysis to examine human social
while in high school. Students entering this class      organization and its environmental consequences.
should possess strong writing, critical thinking, and   They also learn about the methods and tools ge-
reading comprehension skills. The scope of this         ographers use in their science and practice. Major
class will be European history since 1450, intro-       topics of study include: geography, population,
ducing students to cultural, economic, political,       cultural patterns, political organization, agricul-
and social developments that shaped Europe.             tural and rural land use, industrial and economic
                                                        development, and cities and urban land use. This
AP Government & Politics United States
#6052
                                                        course is the equivalent of a college-level course
Grade 12                                                and students will be expected to read, think, and
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “A” Requirement                  write critically.
AP U.S. Government and Politics provides a              AP United States History #6021
college-level, nonpartisan introduction to key          Grade 11
political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies,      Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “A” Requirement
interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize
                                                        The AP U.S. History course focuses on develop-
the constitutional system and political culture of
                                                        ing students’ understanding of American history
the United States. Focusing on major topics in
                                                        from approximately 1491 to the present. The
U.S. government and politics the course is orga-
                                                        course has students investigate the content of U.S.
nized around five units: Foundations of American
                                                        history for significant events, individuals, develop-
Democracy, Interaction Among Branches of Gov-
                                                        ments, and processes in nine historical periods,
ernment, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Amer-
                                                        and develop and use the same thinking skills and
ican Political Ideologies and Beliefs, and Political
                                                        methods (analyzing primary and secondary sourc-
Participation. Students study U.S. foundational
                                                        es, making historical comparisons, chronological
documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other
                                                        reasoning, and argumentation) employed by his-
texts and visuals to gain an understanding of the
                                                        torians when they study the past. The course also
relationships and interactions among political
                                                        provides seven themes (American and national
institutions, processes, and behavior. They also
                                                        identity; migration and settlement; politics and
engage in disciplinary practices that require them
                                                        power; work, exchange, and technology; America
to read and interpret data, make comparisons
                                                        in the world; geography and the environment;
and applications, and develop evidence-based
                                                        and culture and society) that students explore
arguments. In addition, they complete a political
                                                        throughout the course in order to make connec-
science research or applied civics project. This
                                                        tions among historical developments in different
class fulfills graduation requirements for Political
                                                        times and places. During the 2021-2022 school
Science as well as 1 semester of Economics.
                                                        year, this course will be offered to students as a
                                                        CCAP/Dual Enrollment course through Cuesta
                                                        College. Students must enroll in Cuesta courses
                                                        History 207A and 207B as part of their enroll-
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ment in AP US History. Students will be taught                  and the Bill of Rights. In the second semester of
online by a Cuesta instructor within the high                   the class, students will deepen their understanding
school classroom, with the support of the AHS                   of the economic structures and institutions of the
Teacher. Students will receive both college credit              nation and world in which they live and learn to
and high school credit upon successful completion               make reasoned decisions on economic issues.
of each semester of the course.
                                                                United States History C #6783
United States History #6070                                     Grade 10-11
Grade 11                                                        Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “A” Requirement                          Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team
                                                                Meets United States History Graduation Requirement
Students will examine major turning points in
American history in the 20th century as they                    In this Learning Center course students will ex-
reflect upon continuity and change from the                     amine major turning points in American history
nation’s beginnings. Students examine history                   in the twentieth century as they reflect continuity
through analysis of primary source documents                    and change from the nation’s beginnings. An em-
and cite textual evidence to support a historical               phasis will be placed on improving students read-
claim. Students may complete projects consisting                ing comprehension and paragraph writing skills.
of speeches, research papers, exhibits, and presen-
                                                                World History #6011
tations in connection with course units.
                                                                Grade 10
Political Science/Economics #6152                               Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “A” Requirement
Grade 12                                                        In this course students examine major events
Political Science Meets 1 Semester of UC/CSU “A” Requirement    that shaped European history beginning with the
Economics Meets 1 Semester of UC/CSU “G” Requirement
                                                                ancient Greeks and ending with the collapse of
This course is a required two-semester class                    the Soviet Union and the integration of countries
for seniors. The Political Science course is spent              into the modern world economy. An emphasis
preparing students to vote and reflect on the re-               is placed on the growing influence of democracy
sponsibilities of citizenship. Students will focus on           and the challenges that democracy faced over
the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as well as              time. The expansion of western political influence
structure of the federal and state government. In               on developing nations in the 20th century is also
Economics, students will deepen their understand-               explored.
ing of the economic problems and institutions of
the nation and world in which they live and they                World History C #6781
will also learn to make reasoned decisions on                   Grade 10-11
economic issues.                                                Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
                                                                Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team
Political Science/Economics C #6065                             Grade 9-12
Grade 11-12                                                     Meets World History Graduation Requirement
Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team Meets Politcal Science & Econom-   In this Learning Center course students examine
ics Graduation Requirement                                      major turning points in the shaping of the modern
                                                                world. The course will introduce students to cur-
This Learning Center course is a required two-se-               rent world issues and then continue with a study
mester class. One semester is spent preparing                   on the expansion of the west and the growing in-
students to vote, and to reflect on the responsi-               terdependence of people and cultures throughout
bilities of citizenship. Students will focus on the             the world. A focus will be placed on improving
philosophy of those who framed the Constitution                 students reading and writing skills.
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and vision of what it takes to be successful in high
       Fitness/Health                                          school, careers and college. Students will create a
                                                               10-year plan that counselors at Atascadero High
                                                               School and future colleges will be able to review
Adapted Physical Education #5170
                                                               and utilize to support them in attaining their goals.
Grade 9-12
                                                               This course is Part 2 of a year-long course that
Prerequisite: I.E.P., 504 Plan or letter from physician.       includes Health & Well-being.
Course can be repeated for credit.
                                                               Health & Well-Being #5520
Can meet year 1 or 2 of PE graduation require-                 Grade 9
ment. Adapted P.E. modifies and/or adapts the                  Semester Course
Physical Education curriculum and activities for               Meets High School Graduation Health Requirement
students whose I.E.P. or 504 Plan require it. The
                                                               Health & Well-being is a course designed to em-
course may also be taken by a student whose
                                                               power students to invest in their wellbeing, which
physical injury or medical condition requires an
                                                               is a lifelong personal pursuit of health, happiness &
adapted program. Activities covered will range
                                                               prosperity. Instruction will include physical, mental,
from individual to team sports, recreational games,
                                                               social and professional wellbeing as well as Driv-
dance, and Special Olympics coaching and/or
                                                               er’s Education. This Course is Part 1 of a year-
participation.
                                                               long course that includes Career Planning.
Athletic Strength & Conditioning
                                                               Health & Wellbeing C - 5521
Grade 10: Course 2 #5120
                                                               Grade 9
Grade 11 & 12: Course 3 #5130
                                                               Prerequisite: Placement based on recommendation of Individual
Prerequisite: PE Course 1 or Completion of Summer Strength &
                                                               Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team
Conditioning Program
                                                               Semester Course
The strength and conditioning course is devel-                 Meets High School Graduation Health Requirement
oped to enhance a student’s success in physical                Health Science is a Learning Center course
education and athletic activities. The program is              designed to provide students with knowledge to
designed for strength and muscular development                 develop and implement sound health attitudes
and may be adapted to certain sports. Carried                  and actions that lead to a life of wellness. The goal
out diligently and supervised properly, it will de-            is to empower students to make wise choices
crease injuries, develop confidence, and improve               regarding their lifestyle for a lifetime as well as the
athletic skills. Activities include: olympic lifting;          present. Instruction will include physical, mental,
power lifting; sport specific lifting; circuit training;       emotional and social health concepts and practies
high Intensity interval training; etc.                         and driver’s education. and driver’s education.
Career Planning - Dual Enrollment #5525                        Physical Education Course 1 #5005
Grade 9                                                        Grade 9
Semester Course                                                Meets 1 Year PE Graduation Requirement
Meets 1 Semester of UC/CSU CSU “G” Requirement
                                                               The course of study for ninth grade will focus on
Career Planning is a one-semester comprehensive                student development in motor skills, movement
guidance and career exploration that students                  patterns and strategies for various physical ac-
are required to take in the spring semester of                 tivities. Students will learn how to improve their
9th grade. This course serves as a Dual Enroll-                current fitness level through fitness principles
ment Course, earning students credits for both                 and current methods of training including: body
Atascadero High School and Cuesta College. This                resistance exercise, introductory weight training,
course was developed to provide a road map                     aerobic and anaerobic conditioning and core
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training. Activities include: individual and dual
sports, combatives, team sports, aquatics, and
rhythms/dance. Personal responsibility, sociolog-
                                                              Foreign Language
ical concepts and character development will be
emphasized throughout.                                     AP Spanish Language & Culture #2751
Physical Education Course 2 #5015                          Grade 10-12
Grade 10 (11& 12 based on results of Fitness Test)         Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or Heritage Spanish
Meets 1 Year PE Graduation Requirement                     Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “E” Requirement

The course of study for tenth grade will focus on          Students in the AP Spanish Language & Culture
an increased understanding of concepts learned             course will demonstrate through communication
in Course I. Student development in motor skills,          an understanding of the culture, incorporate in-
movement patterns and strategies for various               terdisciplinary topics, make comparisons between
physical activities will continue. Students will learn     native language and target language & between
how to improve their current fitness level through         cultures, and use the target language in real-life
an increased level of knowledge from Course I              settings. Course objectives include the following:
using fitness principles and current methods of            spoken and written interpersonal communication;
training including: body resistance exercise, intro-       audio, visual and audiovisual interpersonal com-
ductory weight training, aerobic and anaerobic             munication; written and print interpretive com-
conditioning and core training. Proficiency, per-          munication, & spoken and written presentational
formance improvement and self-assessment will              communication.
be emphasized throughout the class. Activities
                                                           Heritage Spanish (Levels 1 -#2791 & 2-#2795)
include: individual and dual sports, combatives,
                                                           Grade 9-12
team sports and aquatics.. Personal responsibility,
                                                           Prerequisite: Placement exam or teacher recommendation.
sociological concepts and character development            Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “E” Requirement
will continue to be a emphasized at a higher level
than course I.                                             Heritage Spanish is a course provided solely in
                                                           Spanish. It is specifically designed for students who
Physical Education Course 3 Life Fitness #5233             already speak Spanish and desire to improve their
Grade 11 -12
                                                           mastery of the language through the disciplines of
Course can be repeated for credit.
                                                           reading, writing, language development and cultur-
Life Fitness provides an opportunity for 3rd and           al studies. Upon completion, students progress to
4th year students to gain knowledge, motiva-               Spanish 3, 4 or AP Spanish depending on student
tion, confidence, physical competence, and un-             performance in Heritage Spanish.
derstanding to value and take responsibility for
engagement in physical activities for life. The class      Spanish 1 #2701
will utilize a combination of teaching and learning        Grade 9-11
                                                           Recommendation: C or better in previous English class
activities that range from weight training, fitness,
                                                           Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “E” Requirement
nutrition and mindfulness to individual, dual, and
team sports to provide each student with a holis-          The course covers the present tense, basic
tic approach to building their own fitness for life        sentence structures and vocabulary applicable to
model. Students will be able to develop a person-          simple, everyday conversations. The course teach
alized plan for their own life fitness by reflecting       es basic oral and written communication. Cultural
on their experiences, assessing their personal             enrichment and/or participation in cultural enrich-
needs, interests, and abilities and selecting activities   ment activities are included.
that contribute to the achievement of personal
life fitness goals.
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Spanish 2 #2711
Grade 9-12
Prerequisite: Spanish 1
Recommendation: C or better in previous Spanish class
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “E” Requirement

This course reviews present tense and formally
teaches past tense verbs. It expands on the past
tense and more difficult sentence structures and
vocabulary. Course requires indepth oral and writ-
ten communication in Spanish. Cultural enrich-
ment and/or participation in cultural enrichment
activities are included.

Spanish 3 #2721
Grade 9-12
Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or Heritage Spanish 2
Recommendation: C or better in previous Spanish class
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “E” Requirement

This course reviews present and past tense, and
formally teaches future, subjunctive and perfect
tenses. Spanish 3 presents the more complex
structures of basic Spanish. Greater oratory, listen-
ing, reading, and written communication skills are
developed. Cultural enrichment and/or participa-
tion in cultural enrichment activities are included.

Spanish 4 #2731
Grade 9-12
Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or Heritage Spanish
Meets 1 Year of UC/CSU “E” Requirement

Spanish 4 includes an extensive grammar review
and exposes students to more complex authentic
literary texts. It is an innovative program designed
for students who have shown proficiency in the
fundamentals of Spanish, and are now able to
apply that knowledge in a wide variety of activities
and contexts. All tenses will be covered in this
course.

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Career Technical Education Pathways

CTE Definitions:
•    Career Technical Education: Career technical education is a term applied to schools,
     institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern
     technologies, and career preparation.

•    Sector: a grouping of businesses or companies that operate in the same segment of the econo-
     my or share a similar product type.

•    Pathway: the specific courses, academic programs, and learning experiences that individual stu-
     dents complete as they progress in their education towards certification or graduation.

•    Introduction Course: The first set of classes in a series of coursework specific to a pathway.

•    Concentration Course: The intermediate level of classes in a series of coursework specific to
     a pathway.

•    Capstone Course: The culminating classes in a series of coursework specific to a pathway.

Note: CLICK ON LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH PATHWAY

                                 Sector: Information and
                                 Communication Technologies
                                 Pathway: Software and Systems Development

                                 Software and Systems Development Web Page

                                           AHS Coursework

                  Introduction                Concentration                  Capstone

            • Computer                   • AP Computer                • Application
              Applications                 Science Principles           Development

    Careers Aligned with this Pathway: Programmers/Software Technicians • Operating System
    Designers • Software Architects • Software Applications Support • Computer Software/
    Hardware engineer.

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