Course Agreements

  1. Course Agreements must be set up for a six-week period for each subject.
  2. Students must have individualized Course Agreements for every subject he/she is programmed to take.
  3. Assign one academic core subject and one or more general elective subjects for a maximum of six weeks.

Attendance Rosters:

  1. Submit signed and dated attendance rosters to Idy on the week of the reporting period.
  2. Submit a copy of your attendance roster to the Principal weekly on Fridays before you leave for the day for the first month of school.
  3. Transitional Assignments
  4. Every student must receive a transitional assignment on the last day of attendance with you.
  5. Do not permit a student to exit a course without an assignment to complete and carry to the newly assigned teacher.
  6. Do not allow a week to elapse between the Transfer-Out (T/O) and Transfer-In (T/I) dates. Otherwise, students would have accrued a week of truancies due to no fault of their own. Also, the new teacher will inherit a problem that could have been avoided.

Twelve-Week Semester Cycles:

  1. Grading periods are a maximum of twelve weeks unless the course is designated otherwise and approved by the Principal.
  2. Do not keep students longer than twelve (12) weeks in a core subject without any intervention. The normal pace for a core subject is six (10-12) weeks. If a student is not on schedule, it means that he/she has missed work or is incapable of completing the assignment on his/her own.

Recording Grades

  1. After Students have completed a course, put grades into IC and make a copy to give to the Counselor Nguyen. Include in work sample copy of grade card (highlighted) course agreement and worksample.
  2. Review student’s transcripts regularly to ensure that all grades from the previous grading period are recorded.

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A – A-G History/Social Science (2 Years)

SGS120 GEO/CONT GLOB 1P

Course Code: SGF110, SGS110 # of Credits: 5 UC/CSU: a Course Description: This Course examines geographic regions and relates that knowledge to events in today’s rapidly changing world. Contemporary issues confronting the world today, such as world trade, problems of developing nations, urbanization, pollution, and conservation of resources are addressed. Students develop basic geography skills including map reading and place name identification along with the interpretation of charts and diagrams. As students gain a global perspective of geography, they become increasingly aware of their role as a global citizen. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science and along with Contemporary Global Issues P, satisfies the Geography graduation requirement.

SGS121 GEO/CONT GLOB 2P

Course Code: SGS120, SGS121 # of Credits: 5 UC/CSU: a Course Description: This course lays a foundation for the study of History, Economics, Politics, and Environmental Studies. This course recognizes contemporary reality, cause and effect, and the increasing influence that other countries and peoples have in our daily lives. It is the study of people and places, reasons and issues. There is a focus on selected contemporary global issues. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science by using a variety of sources and methods, we study Human Migration, Population Growth, Conflict/ cooperation, Civic Participation, Technology, Globalization, and environmental issues. These real world issues are taken from todays headlines and studied in the context of Geography.

SJS100 WORLD HIST 1P and  SJS101 WORLD HIST 2P

Course Code: SJS100, SJS101 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: a Course Description: This course provides Sophomores with a greater understanding of world civilizations and cultures. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science and emphasizes the study of European culture because of its significance to the intellectual, political, and social development of the United States. The study of nonwestern cultures is included to enable the students to perceive the world as an interdependent community. Students are expected to improve academic reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

SHS201 U.S. HIST 1P and SHS202 U.S. HIST 2P

Course Code: SHS201, SHS202 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: a Course Description: This course provides students with an awareness of our national heritage. Students will develop a better and deeper understanding of how our country became what it is today. Students will continue to develop their reading, writing, thinking and research skills with the use of primary and secondary sources. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science

SGS210 U.S. GOV 1P

Course Code: SGS210 # of Credits: 5 UC/CSU: a Course Description: This is the standard course in government. It surveys government at all levels, federal and state constitutions, civil and political rights. There is continued practice in note taking and essay test writing. A term paper is required. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science.

B – A-G English (4 Years)

EZS101 ENG 9 1P and EZS102 ENG 9 2P

Course Code: EZS101, EZS102 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: b Course Description: English 9 will address the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking in an integrated approach to English language arts, emphasizing higher order thinking skills. This class will study various informational and literary texts.

EZS301 ENG 10 1P and EZS302 ENG 10 2P

Course Code: EZS301, EZS302 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: b Course Description: English 10 will address the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking in an integrated approach to English language arts, emphasizing higher order thinking skills. This class will study various informational and literary texts. Students will develop communication skills pertaining to adult life, both personal and professional. This course is designed to augment and extend the skills acquired in English 9 or 9.1.

EZS303 ENG 11 1P and EZS304 ENG 11 2P

Course Code: EZS303, EZS304 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: b Course Description: English 11 will address the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking in an integrated approach to English language arts, emphasizing higher order thinking skills. This class will study various informational and literary texts, including American literature. This course is designed to prepare students for future academic work by building on skills taught in English 9 and 10.

EZS305 ENG 12 1P and EZS306 ENG 12 2P

Course Code: EZS305, EZS306 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: b Course Description: In English 12, students will focus on complex essay development while targeting the college and career readiness descriptors in the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking in an integrated approach to English language arts. This class will study various informational and literary texts, including the study of World Literature, as an extension of the skills attained in grades 9-11.

C- A-G Mathematics (3 Years)

MIS101 INTEGRATED MATH 1 and MIS102 INTEGRATED MATH 1

Course Code: MIS101, MIS102 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: c Course Description: In Mathematics students formalize and extend the mathematics learned in the middle grades and explore the relationships between the standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The Mathematics I course focuses on six critical areas: (1) extend understanding of numerical manipulation to algebraic manipulation; (2) synthesize understanding of function; (3) deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships; (4) apply linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend; (5) establish criteria for congruence based on rigid motions; and (6) apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plane.

MIS201 INTEGRATED MATH 2 1P and MIS202 INTEGRATED MATH 2 2P

Course Code: MIS201, MIS202 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: c Course Description: Integrated Math 2 is comprised of standards selected from the high school conceptual categories (Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.) The focus of Math 2 is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, and comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math 1. In addition, students will be introduced to complex numbers, they will explore the link between probability and data, they will understand right triangle trigonometry through Pythagorean relationships (including writing proofs in a variety of formats), and prove basic theorems about circles.

MIS301 INTEGRATED MATH 3 1P and MIS302 INTEGRATED MATH 3 2P

Course Code: MIS301, MIS302 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: c Course Description: The focus of Math 3 is to integrate and apply the mathematics that students have learned from their earlier courses. This course is comprised of standards selected from the high school conceptual categories (Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability).

MGS251 GEOM PL/S 1P

MGS252 GEOM PL/S 2P

MAS250 2ND YR ALG 1P

MAS251 2ND YR ALG 2P

D- A-G Laboratory Science (2 Years)

QBS281 BIOLOGY 1P and QBS282 BIOLOGY 2P

Course Code: QBS281, QBS282 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: d Course Description: This course consists of series of investigations and studies on many general characteristics of living organisms, including the structure and function of cells, inheritance and variance of traits, and interactions with the environments. Students will explore the role of animal structural and functional adaption for survival and the role of energy transfer through the biogeochemical cycles within the ecosystems. In addition, students will study how natural selection contributes to evolution of a species over time. Biology is a laboratory course and prepares students to take additional years of science like AP Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology.

QCS250 CHEMISTRY 1P and QCS251 CHEMISTRY 2P

Course Code: QCS250, QCS251 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: d Course Description: This course consists of examining phenomena and providing explanations at the molecular level. Students will investigate the structure and properties of matter and develop an understanding of the substructure of atoms, the periodic table and nuclear processes. Students will also develop a thorough understanding of chemical reactions and explain how the rearrangement of atoms and molecules can either release or store energy. This course has a prominent laboratory component.

E- A-G Language Other Than English (2 Years)

GSS001 1 LV SPAN 1P and GSS002 1 LV SPAN 2P

Course Code: GSS001, GSS002 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: e Course Description: Students develop cultural awareness and communication skills involving reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The emphasis is on comprehension and production of frequently used language. Students will meet the expectations of the communicative functions within the context of familiar vocabulary and structures. Phonological and grammatical errors are to be expected and are addressed in a way that promotes communication and student confidence. Students practice extensively in oral and written communication using the learned vocabulary and grammar. Classroom activities are related to the real world and include developing an awareness of acceptable behavior in the foreign culture.

GSS003 2 LV SPAN 1P and GSS004 2 LV SPAN 2P

Course Code: GSS003, GSS004 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: e Course Description: Students continue to develop cultural awareness and communication skills involving reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The emphasis is on comprehension and production of frequently used language. Students practice extensively in oral communication and write simple messages, narratives, and letters. Classroom activities are related to the real world and include developing an awareness of acceptable behavior in the foreign culture.

F- A-G Visual Arts (1Year)

BZS007 ART 1P and BZS008 ART 2P

Course Code: BZS007, BZS008 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: f Course Description: Art 1/2 is a course designed for students interested in art, architecture, engineering, and teaching. Basic skills in composition, color theory, illustration, design, figure drawing, painting and perspective are introduced. Historical and cultural aspects are explored. Written and verbal critiques, portfolio production, and outside work will be required.

G- College Preparatory Arts (1 Year)

QRS301 PHYS SCI 1P and QRS302 PHYS SCI 2P

Course Code: QRS301, QRS302 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: g Course Description: This course provides students the opportunity to explore human impact on Earth systems. The course examines the processes governing the formation, evolution and workings of the solar system and universe. Students will construct explanations describing the Earth’s changes over time and establish how the feedback between Earth systems changes the Earth’s surface. Students will understand the system of interactions that control weather and climate with major emphasis on the mechanisms and implications of climate change

SXS203 MODERN ECON P

Course Code: SXF203, SXS203 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: g Course Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of individual markets (microeconomics), as well as concepts that relate to the economy as a whole (macroeconomics) and to international economic issues. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science.

Physical Education (2 Years)

PFS200 FRESH/SOPH P.E.

Course Code: PFS200, PFS200 # of Credits: 10 Course Description: This class offers a wide variety of activities focusing on aquatics (if available), dance, and individual and team activities. All students are expected to dress and participate on a daily basis. The class is designed to introduce many different activities. In each activity, fitness, fundamentals and skill development will be emphasized.

PRF202 P.E./RECREATION (JR)

Course Code: PRF202, PRS202 # of Credits: 10 Course Description: Students will participate in a variety of movement activities as well as build a foundation of knowledge for life-long health. The emphasis of the class will be on personal fitness, nutrition, and wellness through aerobic, individual, dual, and strength training activities. This is a follow up course to Freshman Core. (Satisfies the Physical Education Graduation Requirement).

Elective Courses

CXS999 IND BUS, EXS999 IND ENG, MXS999 IND Math, PXS 999, IND PE, QXS999 IND SCI, SXS999 IND SOCIAL, and YIJ 009

Course Description: Advisory class will typically cover topics that help students be successful in high school, college and life after high school. This may include study skills, career exploration, tutoring, and coaching. Each school that offers an advisory period may implement different components. Please contact your school for more information regarding advisories.

EWS101 CREATIVE WRITING 1 and EWS102 CREATIVE WRITING 2

Course Code: EWS101, EWS102 # of Credits: 10 Course Description: This course is for the enthusiastic writer. Activities are geared to develop vivid and concrete descriptions as well as imagination and experimentation in writing. Major assignments may include writing short stories, a short play, many types of poems, and a variety of exercises to stretch the imagination. Students in this course may also serve as the editorial staff for the student literary publication.

YPF101 SENIOR PROJECT

Course Code: YPF101, YPS101 # of Credits: 10 Course Description: Senior Project is an elective course that may be offered at a school site to fulfill the high school graduation requirement. NOTE: Some schools may embed this project in English 12. The purpose of the project is to provide a culminating experience for graduating seniors during which they choose a project that extends their learning and challenges their abilities. They then write a research paper connected to the project, accumulate a portfolio during the project experience and present their project and portfolio to a panel of judges for final grading.

YOS 100 YOUTH SERVICES

Course Description: This course introduces the concept of service learning as an essential component of secondary education. Students begin with the identification of a problem or need within the community or school setting. Together with their teachers, students will make decisions about areas of concern in the world in which they live and learn.

YXF105 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge necessary for understanding and developing mastery in Basic Keyboarding, Computer Literacy, Windows, Internet, and the complete Microsoft Office Suite. Credits may be used toward the Technology Literacy graduation requirement.

PSYCHOLOGY

Course Code: SPS210, SPS211 # of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: g Course Description: Psychology will enable students to have a better understanding of human behavior. They will develop a better understanding of their own behavior and learn how their actions relate to the behavior of others. Units that will be covered include Introduction to Psychology, learning principles and applications, memory and thought, adolescence and adulthood, and personality theories. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science.

CREATIVE WRITING

Course Code: EWS101, EWS102
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
This course is for the enthusiastic writer. Activities are geared to develop vivid and concrete descriptions as well as imagination and experimentation in writing. Major assignments may include writing short stories, a short play, many types of poems, and a variety of exercises to stretch the imagination. Students in this course may also serve as the editorial staff for the student literary publication.

ACADEMIC READING & WRITING

Course Code: ERS281, ERS282
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
This program connects powerful reading strategies to curriculum that is engaging to the student. Students continually practice many different reading skills throughout the year. Students learn to focus on meaning and making sense of what they read. They also learn phonemic, semantic, and syntactic processing systems. The ongoing practice helps students to internalize the strategies with ever-increasing independence and sophistication. The program is built around student-centered units. Each unit lasts 3 to 6 weeks. Each unit teaches 1 to 3 different reading strategies.

READING DEVELOPMENT

Course Code: ERF215, ERS215
# of Credits: 5
Course Description:
This is an intervention class specializing in reading/language development for students in grades 9-12. The curriculum includes direct instruction in reading spelling, composition, grammar, comprehension, vocabulary, usage, and language. The course content is presented in a specific sequence with each unit’s concepts building on the concepts from the previous unit. Individual student progress is based on understanding and applying the concepts taught in each unit.

PSYCHOLOGY

Course Code: SPS210, SPS211
# of Credits: 10 UC/CSU: g
Course Description:
Psychology will enable students to have a better understanding of human behavior. They will develop a better understanding of their own behavior and learn how their actions relate to the behavior of others. Units that will be covered include Introduction to Psychology, learning principles and applications, memory and thought, adolescence and adulthood, and personality theories. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science.

MULTICUTURAL ART

Course Code: BXF230, BXS230
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
Multicultural Art is a full year course that focuses on the elements and principles of art through the lens of numerous cultures’ historic and contemporary art forms. While learning about the art of other cultures around the globe, students will work with a variety of media/materials and learn a wide range of skills and techniques that encompass both two-dimensional art forms (drawing and painting etc.), and three-dimensional (sculpture).

HEALTH

Course Code: YHF200, YHS200
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
The health education course will focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction. Units of study will include substance use and abuse, family life, nutrition, first aid, health related physical fitness, hygiene, mental health/self-esteem, and health-related careers.

YOUTH SERVICES

Course Code: YOS100, YOS101
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
This course introduces the concept of service learning as an essential component of secondary education. Students begin with the identification of a problem or need within the community or school setting. Together with their teachers, students will make decisions about areas of concern in the world in which they live and learn.

RECONNECTING YOUTH

Course Code: YRF100, YRS100
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
This course is designed to and has demonstrated positive results helping high-risk youth improve their school achievement, reduce their drug involvement, and decrease their depression, aggression, and suicidal behaviors. Specially selected and trained school personnel are intended group leader for the course.

TEEN VOICES FOR HEALTH CHOICES

Course Code: YTF130, YTS130
# of Credits: 10
Course Description:
This course examines social justice issues with the aim of understanding equality and inequality in society. The purpose of the course is to help students become agents of change within their communities. Analyzing history through a critical lens, the leadership class will be exposed to various topics such as, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, etc. The 2nd semester is designed to assist in two ways: 1) Provide supports that will help the students be successful academically in the current semester (Tutoring, study time, Counselor Workshops, College Workshops), and 2) Provide practical experiences to allow students to become agents of change in their environment (volunteering at school(s), field trips to colleges, leadership opportunities).