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English

English 9
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ENGLISH 9A, ENGLISH 9B
Honors course available

Why do authors make the choices they do? This course asks you to get to the heart of what makes effective texts, from novels to newspapers and from plays to travel blogs. As you formulate your big ideas, you will share your message through narrative, expository, and persuasive writing to make your mark on your school and the world.

English 10
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ENGLISH 10A, ENGLISH 10B
Honors course available

This course centers around reading, writing, and critical thinking. Incorporating universal themes found in plays, novels, and poetry, it uses these three skills to challenge you to not just examine texts for what is being expressed— it pushes you to analyze why and how language is used to affect an audience. The course also offers you an opportunity to explore more creative expressions of your acquired knowledge with unique and innovative projects. Finally, it encourages you to claim ownership of your learning, blending independent studies with your guided online experience, echoing a more “real world” reflection of personal accountability and responsibility.

English 11
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ENGLISH 11A, ENGLISH 11B
Honors course available

English 11 has two main objectives. The first is to help build cultural capital, while you take a historical survey through the American literature timeline. You will then trace a path from the icons of the Colonial era, through the tumultuous 1800s, and stop at today’s Post Modern landscape. The second objective is to help build global citizenship, which will ask you to research, critically think, and write about the issues that are most crucial, most vital, and most affecting life around the world. Together, these objectives work to build upon the skills of the past while exploring the potential for a brighter future.

English 12
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ENGLISH 12A, ENGLISH 12B
Honors course available

English 12 provides learners opportunities to make critical and informed responses to texts which are wide-ranging in their form, style and context. Experience British literature that introduces you to the cultural and societal contexts of the literary pieces you read. Advanced writing assignments are required, including a research paper based on your interests. English 12 provides learners opportunities to make critical and informed responses to texts which are wide-ranging in their form, style and context. You will also produce your own imaginative writing, and will demonstrate your ability to produce writing for given audiences.

Math

Algebra 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ALGEBRA 1A, ALGEBRA 1B
Honors course available

The course content will include a rigorous approach to solving, graphing, and writing linear quadratic, rational, and exponential functions. You will develop mathematical knowledge that will increase your ability to communicate and reason with mathematical concepts. This course offers a solid foundation for further study of mathematical relationships.

Geometry
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; GEOMETRY A, GEOMETRY B
Honors course available

Included in this course is a study of both two and three-dimensional shapes, congruence, similarity, transformations and the relationships between geometric shapes. You will develop mathematical knowledge that will increase your ability to communicate and reason with mathematical concepts. This course offers a solid foundation for further study of mathematical relationships.

Algebra 2
PREREQUISITE: ALGEBRA 1 AND GEOMETRY
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ALGEBRA 2A, ALGEBRA 2B
Honors course available

Included in this course is a study of the complex number system and its properties, factorization, simplification of radicals and polynomials, linear and quadratic functions, graphs and equations, matrices, determinants, rational expressions, probability, and statistics. You will develop mathematical knowledge that will increase your ability to communicate and reason with mathematical concepts. This course offers a solid foundation for further study of mathematical relationships.

Precalculus
PREREQUISITE: ALGEBRA 1 AND GEOMETRY
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; PRE-CALCULUS A, PRE-CALCULUS B
Honors course available

Included in this course is a further depth study of functions, quadratics, logarithms, coordinate geometry, vectors, trigonometry probability and statistics with the addition of differentiation, integration and differential equations. You will develop mathematical knowledge that will increase your ability to communicate and reason with mathematical concepts. This course offer a solid foundation for further study of mathematical relationships.

Calculus
PREREQUISITE: PRECALCULUS
AVAILABLE AS PART A AND PART B
Honors course available

Calculus plays an important role in science, medicine, sociology and economics. Consequently, it is important for everyone to learn. The objective of this course is to enable students not just to recognize concepts, but learn to work with them in ways that will be useful in their future careers and life. The course uses a logical progression from fundamental to advanced concepts so that students can make more connections between theories and applications. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, related rates, optimization, integration, area under the curve, volumes of revolution, and centers of mass.

Science

Physical Science
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; PHYSICAL SCIENCE A, PHYSICAL SCIENCE B

In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore the characteristics of objects and materials that you encounter daily. You will gain an understanding of the nature of matter and energy, including their forms, the changes they undergo, and their interactions. You will develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of motion, knowledge of the various ways energy is stored in a system, and the processes by which energy is transferred between systems and surroundings. You will participate in regular in-person labs (with materials available at home or a school lab site), and experience experiments that are supplemented with college-level Late Nite Labs and other virtual reality experiences.

Biology
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; BIOLOGY A, BIOLOGY B
Honors course available

This course allows you to learn about living organisms, including humans, and their interactions with each other and their surroundings. This includes investigations regarding the health of human beings, animals, organisms, and entire ecosystems. You will learn how the advances in the study of biology impact society and each of us as individuals and, in turn, how we each have an impact on the organisms and environment around us. Ultimately and ideally, this will culminate in a newfound appreciation for the interdependence of life on Earth. You are required to complete live, in-person biology wet labs (with materials available at home or a school lab site) throughout the course supplemented by the college-level Late Nite Labs experiences and virtual field trips.

Chemistry
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; CHEMISTRY A, CHEMISTRY B
Honors course available

This course allows you to study atoms and their interactions with each other and their surroundings. This includes investigations into heat, energy, molecular bonding, chemical and physical reactions, radioactivity, acids, and bases. It will show you how things bond together to make new substances and how those substances interact with the world around us. You will learn how advances in the study of chemistry impact society and each of us as individuals and, in turn, how we each have an impact on the environment around us. You will participate in regular in-person labs (with materials available at home or a school lab site), and conduct experiments, supplemented by college-level Late Nite Labs and other virtual reality experiences.

Physics
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; PHYSICS A, PHYSICS B
Honors course available

This course helps learners understand the technological world in which they live and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. You will learn about the basic principles of physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. You will also gain an understanding of how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities, and the environment. You will participate in regular in-person labs (with materials available at home or a school lab site), and experience experiments that are  supplemented with college-level Late Nite Labs and other virtual reality experiences.

General Electives

Creative Writing

English Elective—New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: CREATIVE WRITING A, CREATIVE WRITING B
ELECTIVE CREDIT ONLY

For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to better understand ourselves and our world. This course can provide you with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story. Then, when you are ready to go beyond the basics, learn more complicated literary techniques to create strange hybrid forms of poetry and prose. By the end of this course, you can better discover your creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing.

Psychology
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; PSYCHOLOGY A, PSYCHOLOGY B
ELECTIVE CREDIT ONLY

Do you ever wonder how your mind works? Why do you think about your world the way you do? As you prepare for college, career, and life, psychology is an invaluable foundation for understanding what makes humans tick. In addition to theory and science work, you will gain knowledge on a wide array of issues on both individual and global levels, examining connections between content areas within psychology and relating them to psychological knowledge of everyday life, including available careers for those who study psychology.

Marine Science

Science Elective—New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: MARINE SCIENCE A, MARINE SCIENCE B
ELECTIVE CREDIT ONLY

Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep, and how the creatures below the ocean’s surface live and thrive? It is truly a new frontier of discovery, and in Marine Science you will begin to better understand the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea. Through the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, and problem solving, you will conduct various scientific procedures that will lead to an increased level of knowledge about Marine Science. You will also have the opportunity to use technology and laboratory instruments in an academic setting. By recognizing the inherent ethics and safety procedures necessary in advanced experiments, you will become progressively more confident in your abilities as a capable marine scientist.

Forensic Science

Science Elective—New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: FORENSIC SCIENCE A, FORENSIC SCIENCE B
ELECTIVE CREDIT ONLY

Fingerprints. Blood spatters. Gunshot residue. If these things intrigue you rather than scare you, Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead may be for you. This course offers you the chance to dive into the riveting job of crime scene analysis. Learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation and how clues and data are recorded and preserved. You will better understand how forensic science applies technology to make discoveries and bring criminals to justice as you follow the entire forensic process—from pursuing the evidence trail to taking the findings to trial. By careful examination of the crime scene elements, even the most heinous crimes can be solved.

Entrepreneurship 1: Ideas and Strategies

Parts A and B available

You will get a front row seat and see how early-stage business investors make their investments. You first look through the lens of an investor. Then you will learn the fundamentals of identifying opportunity, creating value, and capturing value with the Three Pillars of Entrepreneurship™. You will prepare their own rubric for investing, and develop startup investment recommendations. Next, you will look through the lens of the entrepreneur and will apply insights and understanding to develop a business concept of your own, and develop your ideas into an investor pitch deck.

Entrepreneurship 2: Entrepreneurial Research
PREREQUISITE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1

Research can be the difference between success and failure. This course teaches students approaches and methods for increasing their probability of success. Then students will apply value creation directly to venture design. They will take a deep dive into entrepreneurial strategy, and apply these learnings to further develop and fortify their venture.

Entrepreneurship 3: Telling Your Story
PREREQUISITE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2

In this course, students will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy that works. They will take an empathetic approach to extending their company into the public domain. We will explore branding, traditional marketing, and current trends, including social media and crowd-funding. From a legal perspective, students will learn about entity formation, registration and compliance with laws, and the basics of contracts. The finance section will introduce students to a balance sheet and profit and loss.

Entrepreneurship 4: Entrepreneurial Capstone
PREREQUISITE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3

The Entrepreneurship track culminates in this capstone class. Students will engage in in-depth discussions, guided readings, and other exercises to help them turn their four years of Entrepreneurship study into a fully-fledged business pitch that is suitable for investors. Ideally, each student will launch a crowdfunding campaign and or compete in a venture competition.

Leadership 1

Parts A and B available

The Leadership and Collaboration course explores roles, responsibilities, and leadership styles by putting you in the driver’s seat of a small, poorly run non-profit. You will learn the basics of leadership, decision-making, collaboration, and culture building, and apply that knowledge to make their non-profit a success. In doing so, you will also begin to define your own leadership style.

Leadership 2: Culture Building
PREREQUISITE: LEADERSHIP 1

Parts A and B available

This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Leadership and Collaboration course. You will explore the characteristics and interactions of the four personality profile types. You will define and solidify their leadership style and capacity to collaborate with and lead others. You will learn practical frameworks, tools, and skills. All of which help you select, form, and lead a successful team. You will learn the art of organizational culture building in a variety of arenas.

Leadership 3: Conflict Management
PREREQUISITE: LEADERSHIP 2

Leadership is about more than just taking charge. It is about building up your team and helping each individual become the most successful versions of themselves. This course tackles two unavoidable demands on real life. The first is to identify, manage, and resolve conflict. The second is to effectively negotiate situations, terms, and conditions. This class will prepare students to navigate both subjects with clarity and empowerment. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to manage and coach individuals towards maximum performance, personal growth, and contribution to the overall goals of the group.

Leadership 4: Capstone
PREREQUISITE: LEADERSHIP 3

The Leadership track culminates in this capstone class. Students will engage in in-depth discussions, guided readings, and other applied-learning exercises to help them turn their four years of Leadership and Collaboration study into a personalized toolbox and guide they can draw upon and deploy in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

ACT/SAT Test Preparation
HALF-CREDIT ELECTIVE
PREREQUISITES: Algebra 2 and English 10

This course helps prepare students for the SAT or ACT. Students will work on developing and/or expanding their vocabulary, test-taking, and reasoning skills. Course topics may include vocabulary review; root words, prefixes, and suffixes; mathematical concepts, logic, and rules; and general problem-solving and test-taking strategies.

Consumer Economics/Personal Finance

New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: CONSUMER ECONOMICS/PERSONAL FINANCE A, CONSUMER ECONOMICS/PERSONAL FINANCE B

We all know money is important in life. But how important? In fact, the financial decisions you make today may have a lasting effect on your future. Rather than feeling anxious about money feel empowered by learning how to make smart decisions! Personal and Family Finance will begin the conversation around how to spend and save your money wisely, investing in safe opportunities and the days ahead. Learning key financial concepts around taxes, credit, and money management will provide both understanding and confidence as you begin to navigate your own route to future security. Discover how education, career choices, and financial planning can lead you in the right direction to making your life simpler, steadier, and more enjoyable.

Health Education

New for Fall 2019

This comprehensive health course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students will analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. Students will apply principles of health and wellness to their own lives. In addition, they will study behavior change and set goals to work on throughout the semester. Other topics of study include substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, environmental health, and consumer health.

Recreation Sports

New for Fall 2019

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of martial arts, Pilates, fencing, gymnastics, and water sports. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the components of fitness, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

Fitness/Conditioning Activities

New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: FITNESS/CONDITIONING ACTIVITIES A, FITNESS/CONDITIONING ACTIVITIES B

Fitness/Conditioning Activities A (semester)

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.  Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition.  In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility training.


Fitness/Conditioning Activities B (semester)

This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals 1: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment.  Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Social Studies / Social Sciences

World History
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Honors course available

How do historians read and write? In this unique, depth study course, you will examine the origins and analyze the consequences of the major events and themes throughout world history. You will form your own ideas about the major events and learn how to write with confidence.

U.S. History
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; U.S. HISTORY A, U.S. HISTORY B
Honors course available

This course offers you the opportunity to discover key issues, ideas, people, and events that shaped the emergence and development of the United States. This course focuses on the mid-nineteenth century to the start of the twenty-first century. You will develop an understanding of the present as well as the past. This course allows you to study American history through the use of primary and secondary sources. You will develop skills in research and investigation, critical analysis, and written communication. You will choose a special topic of interest for your research project along with a depth study.

Government
HALF-CREDIT COURSE
Honors course available

With great freedom, comes great responsibility. Become an expert in responsible citizenship as you study the purposes, principles, and practices of American government as established by the U.S. Constitution. In this course, you will learn how and why the US Government was developed, and how it currently operates. Included in this exploration will be the historical context for the creation of the US Constitution and the three branches of the government, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. You will also learn about the role of state and local governments, all while contemplating how and why citizens can participate responsibly within these contexts.

Economics
HALF-CREDIT COURSE
Honors course available

How does our modern economy work? In this course, you will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, and voters. As you prepare for college, career, and life, you will examine the key economic philosophies and economists who have influenced the economies around the world in the past and present.

World Languages

Spanish 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; SPANISH 1A, SPANISH 1B

In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

Spanish 2
PREREQUISITE: SPANISH 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; SPANISH 2A, SPANISH 2B

In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Spanish 3
PREREQUISITE: SPANISH 2
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; SPANISH 3A, SPANISH 3B
Honors course available

In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

French 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE; FRENCH 1A, FRENCH 1B

In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

French 2
PREREQUISITE: FRENCH 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE; FRENCH 2A, FRENCH 2B

In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

French 3
PREREQUISITE: FRENCH 2
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Honors course available

In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

German 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

German 2
PREREQUISITE: GERMAN 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

German 3
PREREQUISITE: GERMAN 2
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Honors course available

In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Arabic 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

Arabic 2
PREREQUISITE: ARABIC 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Arabic 3
PREREQUISITE: ARABIC 2
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Honors course available

In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Mandarin 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; MANDARIN 1A, MANDARIN 1B

In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

Mandarin 2
PREREQUISITE: MANDARIN 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; MANDARIN 2A, MANDARIN 2B

In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Mandarin 3
PREREQUISITE: MANDARIN 2
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; MANDARIN 3A, MANDARIN 3B
Honors course available

In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Latin 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; LATIN 1A, LATIN 1B

In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

Latin 2
PREREQUISITE: LATIN 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; LATIN 2A, LATIN 2B

In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Fine Arts/CTE

Robotics
HALF-CREDIT ELECTIVE

Robotics courses develop and expand students’ skills and knowledge so that they can design and develop robotic devices. Topics covered in the course may include mechanics, electrical and motor controls, pneumatics, computer basics, and programmable logic controllers. A robot kit is included in the course. The robot kit takes 7-10 business days to ship and is required at the start of the course.

Additional fees apply.

Computer Gaming and Design

New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: COMPUTER GAMING AND DESIGN A, COMPUTER GAMING AND DESIGN B

Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing video games or coding? Does the idea of creating and designing your own virtual world excite you? If so, this is the course for you! Tap into your creative and technical skills as you learn about the many aspects involved with designing video games. You will learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and even the history of gaming. And to top it all off, you’ll even have the opportunity to create your very own plan for a 2D video game! Turn your hobby into a potential career and go from simply being a player in a virtual world to actually creating one.

Digital Photography I

New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I A, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I B

Have you ever wondered how professional photographers manage to take such sensational pictures? How are they able to find just the right way to capture an image or moment in time? Perhaps you’ve even wondered why your own pictures don’t meet that standard. Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact! will answer these questions and help you understand.

Required Materials
  • Manual camera or digital camera with manual settings (the camera needs to allow for the mode, shutter speed, and aperture to be adjusted)
  • A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • Tripod (or necessary item(s) to create a stable foundation such as a table)
  • Reflector (white paper, poster board, sheets, or a wall can also serve as a reflector)
  • Image editing software
  • Access to a slideshow application, such as PowerPoint
Digital Photography II

New for Fall 2019

HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II A, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II B

In today’s world, we are surrounded by images. We are continually seeing photographs as they appear in advertisements, on websites, in magazines, and on billboards; they even adorn our walls at home. While many of these images have been created by professional photographers, it is possible for your photos to take on a more professional look after you take them.

Required Materials
  • Digital camera: “point and shoot” or above
  • A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • One frame (of your choice) to display a photograph on the wall
  • 3M strip (or something similar)
  • Image editing software capable of the following: cropping, changing a photo to black and white, adjusting color and brightness, resizing images, applying filters and special effects like texture or glitter, creating layers.
Music Appreciation

New for Fall 2019

Have you ever heard a piece of music that made you want to get up and dance? Cry your heart out? Sing at the top of your lungs? Whether pop, classical, or anything in between, music provides a powerful way for people to celebrate their humanity and connect with something larger than themselves. Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening not only will provide a historical perspective on music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, but it will also teach you the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) the different music that’s all around you. Learning how to truly appreciate sound and melody is the best way to ensure a continued love of this delightful art form.

Art History
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; ART HISTORY A, ART HISTORY B

The course looks at characteristics of culture and art, primarily in the Western world, from prehistoric times up to the modern day. By exploring major turning points in history such as the first tools made, the first civilizations formed, and the rise and fall of major empires and religions you will more easily make connections to the artworks created. The course will also emphasize the impact culture itself has on the artworks produced in various times and places. You will examine the different types of value we assign to various types of art including aesthetic value, economic value, and social value. And lastly, you will learn about principles of design, which will help to build a common vocabulary for discussing and critiquing art.

Guitar 1
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE; GUITAR 1 A, GUITAR 1 B

This course is designed for people who have never picked up the instrument before but have always wanted to try. The course covers all of the notes, chords, and theory that you need to get started. And for those more advanced players, you’ll learn about different musical styles and techniques that aim to round out your sound and inspire your songcraft.

Required Materials

To complete this course, you will need 1 of the following types of guitars:

  • 6 string acoustic
  • 6 string electric
  • 6 string classical

You will also want a few picks at your disposal.

Optional purchases that most players like to have on hand include:

  • 1 set of backup strings
  • 1 string winder / peg winder
  • 1 tuner app downloaded on your phone (or 1 physical tuner)
Guitar 2
PREREQUISITE: Guitar 1

Are you ready to take your guitar playing to the next level? Whether you want to play guitar for your family and friends, desire to be a professional performer, or just love playing music, this course is a great place to continue your journey towards musical excellence. You will build on the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will guide you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. This course can be used as a performing/fine arts credit to meet the requirements for certain high school graduation tracks.

Required Materials

To complete this course, you will need 1 of the following types of guitars:

  • 6 string acoustic
  • 6 string electric
  • 6 string classical

You will also want a few picks at your disposal.

Optional purchases that most players like to have on hand include:

  • 1 set of backup strings
  • 1 string winder / peg winder
  • 1 tuner app downloaded on your phone (or 1 physical tuner)
Filmmaking
HALF-CREDIT ELECTIVE

Whether you love film, want to make videos for fun, or dream of becoming the next big director, this course is a great place to start. This is an entry-level course that will serve as an introduction to basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for the student to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story. No prior video and film experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling, narrative writing, cinematography, lighting, and editing which serve as the basic skills necessary to take a short film from start to finish.

Required Materials:
  • Students will need a single-license of Adobe Premiere Pro editing software
  • Access to a digital video camera (can be a smartphone)
  • Audio recorder (can also be a smartphone)
  • A tripod or monopod to stabilize your camera
  • Camera lights (can be lights from around your house)
  • As film and video is a collaborative art form, you will need people to be in your projects. This can be parents, siblings, friends or really anybody you can get to help you. The objective of this course isn’t to teach dramatic performance so it’s more important you have subjects to help you even if they don’t consider themselves actors.

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