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English I
1.00 Credit

Join us in English I for a journey. In each unit of the course, we embark on a new journey. Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, we will explore the unknown, search for identity and equality, and seek achievement, opportunity, and understanding. You will read to analyze the way language is used to express human motivation and research to examine the results of actions in the real world. The lessons in each module will give you the tools you need to gain insights from what you read and to use your knowledge in creative and analytical writing. to communicate with real conviction.

This course is required for graduation.

English II
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I

Join us in English II to see how the human experience -- real life, your life -- is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles. In each unit of the course, we explore a specific aspect of the human experience such as Laughter, Obstacles, Betrayal, and Fear. Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, we will explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, triumphant, empowered, and transformed.

This course is required for graduation.

English III
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and II

Extra, extra, read all about it! It's all right here in black and white, in the pages of The Virtual Times newspaper. Published at key periods in our American history, The Virtual Times takes us right into the action. The writing is clear and concise. The stories and opinions give us perspective. The sports and entertainment sections give us the color and flavor of the times. In English III, the writing and insights of authors throughout our history are collected in the fast-paced pages of The Virtual Times. You'll gain an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written. You'll discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. You'll also be asked to observe, investigate and report on stories of today. The goal is to be thorough, accurate and compelling in your writing. Perhaps in times to come, people will want to read what you thought and wrote.

English IV
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and II

Come explore the world of big ideas in English IV, where you are able to choose which path you will travel first as you explore highly-engaging, thematic units. Each path will guide you through a series of literary pieces that allow you to analyze the political, social, economic, and cultural messages of its time as well as its relevance to the world you live in today. Each path revolves around a central theme. The works in the course span a period of over 1000 years and have been written by authors who share common ideas, but employ a variety of literary genres to express their views. Whether it is the dramatic ending of a play, or the colorful images in a verse of poetry, the words of these authors will leave you with a new understanding of the world around you. As you travel down each path, you will create authentic work pieces that will engage you in higher-level learning and provide you with a greater understanding of literature and its connection to the world.

English IV Q2 can be taken even if the student has not completed English IV Q1.

AP English Language & Composition
1.00 Credit

The AP Language and Composition course will provide high school students with college level instruction in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on literary and nonliterary topics in language, rhetoric and expository writing. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and writing should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way writing conventions and language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

AP English Literature & Composition
1.00 Credit

For a year, participate in an AP upscale dining experience in the AP Literature and Composition course. Students act as food critics of exquisite literary cuisine. Menu items include reading, analyzing, writing, rewriting, and discussing creations by the master chefs, renowned authors. With intensive concentration on composition skills and on authors' narrative techniques, this dining experience equips students with recipes for success in college, in a career and the AP exam.

Honors English I, II, III and IV
1.00 Credit

All of our core English classes also have Honors versions available, too. Please talk to your school counselor to enroll in and access the honors level classes.

Creative Writing A
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English 9

At the beginning of the course, students consider the importance of word play exercises in improving their facility with language while building a compelling and creative writing style. Focusing on word nuances and precision, later lessons guide students to write in a variety of short modes—including poetry, song lyrics, prose poetry, short short stories, and creative nonfiction. There are several opportunities for peer review in this semester, during which students learn best practices for participating in writing workshops, and then revise their work using feedback from their peers

Creative Writing B
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English 9

This course focuses on longer works of fiction: short stories, plays, and novels. Students learn basic techniques of plot and character development along with strategies for creating suspense and building a theme, and they have opportunities to write in several different genres. Lessons cover a few special topics as well, including graphic novels, animation, comedy, and improvisation. Students apply what they have learned about writing workshops and revising to the longer pieces of writing they create for this semester.

Creative Writing C: Unleashing the Core of Your Imagination
0.50 Credit

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 understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing.

Completing Creative Writing A and/or B are not required to take this course.

Exploring Literature
0.50 Credit

Students in Exploring Literature will learn different styles of literary criticism which enable them to approach, discuss, and interpret literature through multiple lenses. As they practice the skills to examine literature from multiple angles, students will learn which techniques will bring out the deepest and most meaningful understanding of stories and poems they read, songs they hear, and even films they watch.

Grammar and Composition A
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

This refresher course helps students improve their understanding of grammar and usage basics and enhance their communication skills through writing exercises and discussions with their peers. Students start by completing a diagnostic writing assignment to identify strengths and areas for improvement. They receive step-by-step instruction on the writing process, follow activities to develop their grammar skills, and have multiple opportunities to practice formal and informal writing. Students use literature and expository pieces as models for their own writing. They participate in threaded online conversations with the teacher and their fellow students to discuss their writing, receive constructive feedback for revision, and comment on other students' work. Throughout the course, rubrics help students remember what is expected of them and help them produce their best work.

Grammar and Composition B
0.50 Credit

This refresher course helps students improve their understanding of grammar and usage basics and enhance their communication skills through writing exercises and discussions with their peers. Students start by completing a diagnostic writing assignment to identify strengths and areas for improvement. They receive step-by-step instruction on the writing process, follow activities to develop their grammar skills, and have multiple opportunities to practice formal and informal writing. Students use literature and expository pieces as models for their own writing. They participate in threaded online conversations with the teacher and their fellow students to discuss their writing, receive constructive feedback for revision, and comment on other students' work. Throughout the course, rubrics help students remember what is expected of them and help them produce their best work.

Gothic Literature
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

Gothic Literature: Monster Stories

Course Description:
From vampires to ghosts, these frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century. This course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence of the supernatural, and descriptions of the difference between good and evil are just a few of the themes presented. By the time students have completed this course, they will have gained an understanding of and an appreciation for the complex nature of dark fiction.

Note: You can find free text online and audio files for all three novels and for the two Poe stories at http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ .

Journalism I
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

Understanding the role of the free press in America helps students to be better informed and more able to analyze media. In this course, students explore the history of journalism in the United States from its inception in the colonies and its key role in the 1st Amendment, all the way up to present-day issues regarding right to know and the changing landscape of journalistic media in the 21st century. Students acquire the skills and information needed to actively participate in the consumption, analysis, and creation of news media and have the opportunity to investigate the constantly evolving career opportunities within the field of journalism.

Journalism 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Journalism I

Understanding the role of the free press in America helps students to be better informed and more able to analyze media. In this course, students explore the history of journalism in the United States from its inception in the colonies and its key role in the 1st Amendment, all the way up to present-day issues regarding "right to know" and the changing landscape of journalistic media in the 21st century. Students acquire the skills and information needed to actively participate in the consumption, analysis, and creation of news media and have the opportunity to investigate the constantly evolving career opportunities within the field of journalism. As students work through each module, they use Web 2.0 tools to respond to current news and shifts in journalism, create original projects, and reflect on the changing face of news. Authentic assessments, interactive examples, and self-checks deepen students' understanding of the topics covered and prepare them for work or further study in the field of journalism. This class is a continuation of Journalism I.

Lord of the Rings
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Their Literary Influences
The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular stories in the modern world. In this course, you will study the movie versions of J.R.R. Tolkein's novel and learn about the process of converting literature to film. You will explore fantasy literature as a genre and critique the three Lord of the Rings films.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Media & Communication
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

From banner ads to billboards, newspaper articles, and Facebook feeds, people are constantly sharing ideas. This course looks at the many facets of mass media. Students will learn how the media shapes every aspect of our lives. We examine the role of newspapers, books, magazines, radio, movies, television, and the growing influence of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Mythology
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Mythology and folklore have been used since the first people gathered around the fire as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. This course focuses on the many myths and legends woven into cultures around the world. Starting with an overview of mythology and the many kinds of folklore, the student will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit the gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle and watch as clever animals outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how they are still used to shape society today.

Mythology
Public Speaking: Introduction
0.50 Credit

Does the thought of speaking in front of people makes you break out in hives? Maybe you want tips on how to make that first great impression? In both cases, Public Speaking 1a: Introduction may be just what you need. In this course, you will learn from famous orators, like Aristotle and Cicero, understand the influence of rhetoric, and discover how to recognize bias, prejudice, and propaganda. You will also learn how to plan a speech, build an argument, and communicate effectively, while collaborating with others. Grab your notes and get ready to conquer public speaking!

Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice
0.50 Credit

If you've learned the basics and are ready to expand your public speaking skills, Public Speaking 1b: Finding Your Voice is for you. In this course, you'll master the fundamentals of public speaking through practice and eventually learn to speak confidently in front of large groups. Explore the use of inductive and deductive reasoning, learn how to prepare a speech outline, and discover how to write your own speech using correct and emotive language. This course will also help you to develop self-efficacy and self-esteem, reduce your fear of public speaking, and teach you how to use body language effectively. You'll also learn how to stand back and critically examine your own work in order to identify areas for improvement.

Reading for College Success
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

Reading is a vital skill in the information age where we are constantly bombarded with a stream of information. Being able to determine and comprehend the main idea in this constant flow is imperative to success in both the academic world and in the world of work. Discerning fact from opinion and bias from objectivity will empower you to make better life and work decisions and effective note-taking and summarizing will help you achieve your goals in higher education and in the career of your choosing.

Theater, Cinema, & Film Production
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English I and English II

Lights! Camera! Action! Let's explore the enchanting world of live theater and its fascinating relationship to the silver screen. In Theater, Cinema, and Film Production, you will learn the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork while examining the magic that happens behind all the drama. Delve into the glamorous history of film and theater, and examine the tremendous influence these industries have had on society and culture over the years. During this unit, you will discuss and analyze three classic American films Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz to help you learn how to critique and appreciate some of the most famous dramas of all time.

Materials
Standard editions of the three films used in this course: Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Wizard of Oz (1932), Casablanca (1942)

Reading Lab: Intensive Reading Intervention
0.25 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

For struggling students; you work on what you need help with the most. Can be taken up to 4 times. Daily attendance is required and there is no homework with this class.

Contact your school counselor for enrolling.

Writing Lab: Intensive Reading and Writing Intervention
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

This class will help struggling writers learn to write effective paragraphs and essays. It is a small group class so students have lots of support. This class should be taken for a whole semester. It is part of the RTI program to help students become better writers. Contact your school counselor to enroll in this class. Daily attendance is required and there will be some work required outside of class.

Pre-Algebra
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation

For those students needing a slower approach at learning Algebra. A recommendation from the teacher or school counselor is needed.

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Algebra 1A Q1 & Q2 , Algebra 1B Q1 & Q2
2.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
For students who were in Math 1-3 in middle school or struggle a bit with math

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you. This class is taken over 4 quarters and earns 2 high school math credits when completed.
If you are concerned about which math class would be the best class to enroll in, please contact your math teacher or your school counselor for help.

Algebra I
Algebra 1A and 1B
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Pre-algebra or Algebra in middle school or a strong grade in 8th grade math.

Algebra I is the foundation! The skills you'll acquire in this course contain the basic knowledge you'll need for all your high school math courses. Relax! This stuff is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving hundreds of real-world problems that are answered with algebra. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on your computer screen. You won't have to stare at the board from the back of a classroom. There are even hands-on labs to make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. It's all tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give you the skills and strategies for solving all kinds of mathematical problems. It will also give you the confidence that you can handle everything that high school math has in store for you. This class is taken over 2 quarters and earns 1 high school math credit when completed.
If you are concerned about which math class would be the best class to enroll in, please contact your math teacher or school counselor for help.

Algebra 1
Geometry
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Algebra 1

One day in 2580 B.C., a very serious architect stood on a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans called for creating a structure 480 feet, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better our architect understood geometry, the better were his chances for staying alive. Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to bank highways and build bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, we'll take you on a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving. This course is all about points, lines and planes. Just as importantly, this course is about acquiring a basic tool for understanding and manipulating the real world around you.

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Algebra 2
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Geometry

This course connects algebra to the real world. It also demystifies algebra, making it easier to understand and master. The goal is to create a foundation in math that will stay with you throughout high school.

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AP Calculus AB
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Before studying calculus, all students should complete four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students: courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.

An interactive text, graphing software and math symbol software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make Calculus an adventure. This course is designed to prepare the student for the AP Calculus AB exam given each year in May. With continuous enrollment, students can start the course and begin working on Calculus as early as spring of the previous year.

AP Calculus BC
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
AP Calculus AB

An interactive text, graphing software and math symbol software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make Calculus an adventure. This course is designed to prepare the student for the AP Calculus BC exam given each year in May. With continuous enrollment, students can start the course and begin working on Calculus as early as spring of the previous year.

AP Statistics
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Algebra II

Statistics are used everywhere from fast food businesses ordering hamburger patties to insurance companies setting rates to predicting a student's future success by the results of a test. Students will become familiar with the vocabulary, method, and meaning in the statistics which exist in the world around them. This is an applied course in which students actively construct their own understanding of the methods, interpretation, communication, and application of statistics. Each unit is framed by enduring understandings and essential questions designed to allow students a deep understanding of the concepts at hand rather than memorization and emulation. Students will also complete several performance tasks throughout the year consisting of relevant, open-ended tasks requiring students to connect multiple statistical topics together.

Honors Algebra 1
1.00 Credit

Algebra is also offered as an honors class. Please speak to your algebra teacher or school counselor to request enrollment in this class.

Honors Geometry
1.00 Credit

Geometry is also offered as an honors class. Please speak to your geometry teacher or school counselor to request enrollment in this class.

Applied Math I
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Successful Completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry, 11th & 12th Grade students only

Applied Math is designed for two types of students: 1) students who have passed but struggled with Algebra and Geometry and will struggle with Algebra 2, and 2) students who eventually will take Algebra 2 but need a course that will introduce some of the topics at a slower pace.

Applied Math 1 is a course that combines Algebra 2 topics with Personal Finance topics that all students will need to face in adulthood. Completing both parts of Applied Math, along with the completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry, satisfies the 3 credit Math requirement for graduation.

Applied Math is not considered to be as rigorous as Algebra 2. Completion of Algebra 2 is recommended for students who intend to attend college.

Topics in Math include: Evaluating functions, solving and graphing equations and inequalities, writing the equation of a line, solving rational and radical equations, solving polynomials, factoring and solving quadratic equations, and using the quadratic formula.

Topics in Personal Finance include: Money systems, supply and demand, investigating financial goals, managing budgets, filling out federal and state taxes, investigating the best price, managing personal banking, and manage and reconcile a checking account.

Applied Math 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Successful Completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry, 11th and 12th Grade Students Only

Applied Math is designed for two type of students: 1) students who have passed but struggled with Algebra and Geometry and will struggle with Algebra 2, and 2) students who eventually will take Algebra 2 but need a course that will introduce some of the topics at a slower pace.

Applied Math 2 is a course that combines Algebra 2 topics with Personal Finance topics that all students will need to face in adulthood. Completing both parts of Applied Math, along with the completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry, satisfies the 3 credit Math requirement for graduation.

Applied Math is not considered to be as rigorous as Algebra 2. Completion of Algebra 2 is recommended for students who intend to attend college.

Topics in Math include: Solving systems of linear and non-linear equations using substitution, elimination, and graphing, finding outcomes in a sample space, independent and conditional probability, and using surveys to collect and analyze data.

Topics in Personal Finance include: Strategies for saving money, calculating simple and compound interest, investing, saving for retirement, investigating 401k plans, managing credit and debt, establishing a credit history, investigating credit cards, investigating pay-day loan practices, and buying insurance.

Pre-Calculus (includes trigonometry)
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry

Students, as mathematic analysts, investigate how advanced mathematics concepts are used to solve problems encountered in operating national parks. As students venture from algebra to trigonometry, they analyze and articulate the real-world application of these concepts. The purpose of this course is to study functions and develop skills necessary for the study of calculus. This course includes algebra, analytical geometry, and trigonometry.

Calculus (A and B)
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus or Trigonometry

Students in this course will walk in the footsteps of Newton and Leibnitz. An interactive text and graphing software combine with the exciting on-line course delivery to make calculus an adventure. The course includes a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, and the applications of derivatives and integrals.

Math Lab
0.25 Credit

This personalized math program will teach you the skills you need to be successful and excel in math. Can be taken up to 4 times. Please contact your school counselor to enroll in this class.

Mathematics
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Algebra & Geometry

The total weight of two beluga whales and three orca whales is 36,000 pounds. The weight of each whale could be determined with just one additional fact. The Liberal Arts Math course provides all the math tools needed to answer this weighty question. The setting for this course is an amusement park with animals, rides, and games. The student's job is to apply what they learn to dozens of real-world scenarios. . Equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities can sometimes be dull, but not in this class! The park guide (teacher) takes each student on a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living. Students should come ready to reinforce and grow their existing algebra and geometry skills to learn complex algebraic and geometric concepts they will need needed for further study of mathematics.

SSEP: Real World Science
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Required in Q1 of the 9th Grade Year.

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) was launched in June 2010 by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in strategic partnership with NanoRacks, LLC. It is a remarkable U.S. national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative that gives students the ability to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station.

Each community participating in SSEP conducts a local Flight Experiment Design Competition, with their student teams competing to fly an experiment in low Earth orbit in a real research mini-laboratory reserved just for their community. The competition is conducted through formal submission of real research proposals by the community’s student teams—just like professional researchers. Students can design experiments in diverse fields, including: seed germination, crystal growth, physiology and life cycles of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria), cell biology and growth, food studies, and studies of micro-aquatic life. Content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experiment design. A suite of SSEP program elements—the Community Program—leverages the flight experiment design competition to engage the entire community, embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education. For school districts—even individual schools—SSEP provides an opportunity to implement a systemic, high caliber STEM education program tailored to community need.

SSEP is designed to inspire and engage America’s next generation of scientists and engineers, and it is accomplished by providing each participating community their own very real Space Program.

Physical Science
1.00 Credit

Physical Science (1.0 Required)
This course is designed as an interactive, 21st-century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
Either Physical Science or Chemistry is required for graduation.

Biology
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Physical Science

Biology (1.0 Required)
The Biology course guides students through the study of living and non-living systems and how they interact with one another. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.

Chemistry
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Physical Science and Biology

The high school chemistry course is a two-segment study of the foundations of chemistry, building on the concepts and scientific thinking laid in middle school science. Students use scientific inquiry and higher-order problem solving as they explore the composition, properties, and changes of matter and their applications through interactive simulations, engineering solutions, and virtual and hands-on experiences. Scientific inquiry, research, experimental procedures, data collection and analysis, and making inferences are an integral part of the learning experience. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Through phenomenon-based learning, students will be able to demonstrate a vast understanding of the importance of chemistry in the world, enabling them to apply these principles to their everyday lives and our global society.

Physics
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Physical Science and Biology

We stand on the shoulders of giants. Whether by observation, experimentation or brilliant insight, the progress of physics through the centuries has been advanced by scientific geniuses who wanted to know how things work. You'll find out for yourself when you take this course and visit 'Physics World.' In each 'Physics World' module, you'll discover the contributions of geniuses like Galileo, Newton and Einstein. In their work, you'll learn the concepts, theories and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are there for you to observe and apply. Using laboratory activities, videos, software, and websites, you'll follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers. This is a serious course that will make you think. It will also make you appreciate the beauty and importance of the science that governs our lives.

AP Biology
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Biology and Chemistry

This challenging course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Over two semesters, the students are engaged in a wide variety of activities, with substantial emphasis on interpreting and collecting data in virtual labs, writing analytical essays and mastering Biology concepts and connections. The key themes of the AP Biology course are: the scientific processes, the affects of science on technology and society, the chemistry and make up of living organisms, genetics, diversity, and evolution. Throughout this course you will be expected to answer questions, reflect on issues and complete lab activities. The primary emphasis is to develop an understanding of concepts rather than memorizing terms and technical details. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

AP Environmental Science
1.00 Credit

The goal of AP Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made. Students will evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing problems. Laboratories support student content mastery in both hands-on and virtual experiences.
Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

Honors Chemistry
1.00 Credit

Chemistry I and Chemistry I Honors are rigorous and not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 6-10 hours per week designated to be successful. It is designed as an interactive, 21st-century course focusing on Chemistry. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
Chemistry is offered as an honors course. Please talk to your teacher or guidance counselor to enroll in this course.

Anatomy and Physiology S1 & S2
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

In this course students will explore the anatomy or structure of the human body. In addition to learning anatomical terminology, students will study and the main systems of the body--including integumentary (the integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside.), skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems. In addition to identifying the bones, muscles, and organs, students will study the structure of cells and tissues within the body.

Astronomy: Introduction
0.50 Credit

This course will include topics such as astronomy's history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Further knowledge is gained through the study of galaxies, stars, and the origin of the universe

Astronomy: Exploring the Universe
0.50 Credit

Dive deeper into the universe and develop a lifelong passion for space exploration and investigation. Become familiar with the inner and outer planets of the solar system as well as the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Additional topics include space travel and settlements as well as the formation of planets.

Astronomy
Biotechnology: Introduction
0.50 Credit

In Biotechnology 1a: Introduction, students learn the basics of biotechnology and evolutionary theory, explore the various ways we store and preserve food, and discover the process of fermentation and microbiology. This course will also cover the importance of breeding plants and hybridization and how early breeding programs led to the study of genetics and an understanding of the function of genes. Finally, you'll delve into early industrial discoveries and explore the developments in biotechnology during the industrial revolution.

Biotechnology: Unlocking Nature's Secrets
0.50 Credit

In Biotechnology 1b: Unlocking Nature's Secrets, students build on your knowledge from Biotechnology 1a and learn how this field seeks to cure such deadly diseases as cancer and malaria, develop innovative medicine, and effectively feed the world through improved agricultural systems. Learn about some of the challenges biotechnology faces today, such as the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria and questions about the safety of commercially produced genetically modified organisms (GMOs). You'll research new biotechnologies and learn how they are changing the world we live in, including the environmental benefits of industrial biotechnology.

Forensic Science 1: Secrets of the Dead
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Forensics
Forensics Science 2: More Secrets of the Dead
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

Forensic Science 1 does not have to be completed before taking this class.

Forestry and Natural Resources
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

Forests and other natural resources play an important role in our world, from providing lumber and paper products to providing habitat for birds and animals. In the Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources course, you will learn more about forest ecology, management, and conservation. You will explore topics such as environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management. Finally, you will learn more about forestry-related careers and important issues facing forestry professionals today.

Great Minds in Science: Ideas for a Generation
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

Is there life on other planets? What extremes can the human body endure? Can we solve the problem of global warming? Today, scientists, explorers, and writers are working to answer all of these questions. Like Edison, Einstein, Curie, and Newton, the scientists of today are asking questions and working on problems that may revolutionize our lives and world. This course focuses on 10 of today's greatest scientific minds. Each unit takes an in-depth look at one of these individuals, and shows how their ideas may help to shape tomorrow's world.

Marine Science
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

As our amazing planet continues to change over time, it becomes increasingly apparent how human activity has made environmental impacts. In the marine science course, students will delve deep into Earth?s bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. Students will investigate characteristics of various populations, patterns of distribution of life in our aquatic systems, and ongoing changes occurring every day in our precious ecosystems. Students will be amazed and enlightened at just how much our oceans and lakes affect climate, weather, and seasonal variations. They will have the opportunity to explore the relationships among living organisms and see how they are affected by our oceans currents, tides, and waves. Hold on, it is one amazing journey.

This is a two quarter class.

Marine Science
Renewable Technologies: Introduction
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world's growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
biology and either physical science or chemistry

As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times, we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

Vet Science
US History
1.00 Credit

American History (Required 1.0 credit to graduate) Usually completed in the third year of high school.
The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today.

Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

American Government
0.50 Credit

This class is required for graduation. It is usually completed during the fourth year of high school.
Responsible citizenship, including civil and political participation is essential to maintain a representative government that truly represents the people of the United States. In this course, students learn about the structure of government and how it shares power at the local, state and federal levels. This course also explores founding principles that inspired the Constitution and Bill of Rights, preserving the freedoms that students experience daily. Students will examine the processes of each branch of government, the election process, and how citizens can impact public policy. The media, interest groups and influential citizens provide examples of how the government can be effected by informed and active participants. Students will examine the U.S. Court system, and become a part of the process by participating in the judicial decision making process. They will also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world, through domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights policy. Completion of this course will allow you to act as an informed citizen who is ready to participate in the American democracy!

AP Human Geography
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Students should be able to read college-level texts and apply the conventions of Standard Written English in their writing.

The AP Human Geography course is designed to provide college level instruction on the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth's surface. Students use geographic models, methods, and tools to examine human social organization and its effect on the world in which we live. Students are challenged to use maps and geographical data to examine spatial patterns and analyze the changing interconnections among people and places.

Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

AP Macroeconomics
0.50 Credit

You have been called upon to assist the leader of the Macro Islands who is running for reelection next year. The economy is in shambles, and you need to come up with some feasible solutions. This will not only help the people of the Macro Islands but will also ensure a victory for your employer. You were hired over the Internet and received a first class ticket to the Macro Islands where you can learn first hand about the situation. You arrive at Pineapple Airport in the middle of the day and are met by a man with a briefcase who is holding a sign with your name on it. You approach the man and introduce yourself. "I'm Mr. Scarcity," he says. "I'll be your guide as you learn about the economic situation of the islands. You need to learn everything you can about both macroeconomics and our Macro Islands for your presentation to our island leader in May."

AP Microeconomics
0.50 Credit

You traveled to the Macro Islands to assist the leader in winning re-election. You came for a job, but you realized as you were working that you loved the islands and wanted to make your home there. Because you are adept at giving economic advice to the leader, you have been appointed as the new President of the Sunny Seas Shell Company. As part of your role in assuming the leadership duties of the company, you will need to brush up on microeconomics. The Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Equilibrium to act as your personal assistant and advisor as you transition into your new role. You will be learning all you can about microeconomics and will be required to exhibit your knowledge in May at the annual Board of Directors meeting (the AP Exam).

AP Psychology
1.00 Credit

AP Psychology is a college level course providing students an overview of the development of human behaviors and thoughts. Along with preparation for the AP Psychology exam, the goals of this course are to immerse students in modern psychological investigation techniques, to accentuate the ethics and morality of human and animal research, and to emphasize scientific critical thinking skills in application to the social sciences. Psychology is a diverse social and biological science with multiple perspectives and interpretations.

Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

AP United States History
1.00 Credit

This challenging course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Over two 18 week semesters, the students are engaged in a wide variety of activities, with substantial emphasis on interpreting documents, writing analytical essays, and mastering factual content. Woven into the chronology of the course are the key themes of American History. Issues of American identity, diversity, religion and culture are examined. Economic transformations, the development of politic institutions and reform movements are evaluated. War, slavery, and demographic changes are assessed. Globalization and environmental issues are analyzed. These themes appear consistently in the course as the student journeys through broader course topics such as colonial and antebellum life, civil war and reconstruction, the gilded age and on to modern America.

Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

AP US Government and Politics
0.50 Credit

Students investigate key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students will study the structure of the Constitution throughout the course, as well as its implications for the functioning of government today. Other foundational documents, landmark Supreme Court cases, and opportunities for research and civic action are key elements in this rich course that prepares students to be informed and active participants in U.S. society.

AP World History
1.00 Credit

The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of the world history from approximately 8000 BCE to the present. This college-level course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

Honors American Government
0.50 Credit

Responsible citizenship, including civil and political participation is essential to maintain a representative government that truly represents the people of the United States. In this course, students learn about the structure of government and how it shares power at the local, state and federal levels. This course also explores founding principles that inspired the Constitution and Bill of Rights, preserving the freedoms that students experience daily. Students will examine the processes of each branch of government, the election process, and how citizens can impact public policy. The media, interest groups and influential citizens provide examples of how the government can be effected by informed and active participants. Students will examine the U.S. Court system, and become a part of the process by participating in the judicial decision making process. They will also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world, through domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights policy. Completion of this course will allow you to act as an informed citizen who is ready to participate in the American democracy!
This course can be taken as an honors course. Please contact your school counselor to enroll.

Honors US History
1.00 Credit

American History (Required 1.0 credit to graduate) Usually completed in the third year of high school. This course can be taken as an honors course. Please contact your school counselor to enroll.

The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today.

Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

African American History
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Tracing the accomplishments and obstacles of African Americans from the slave trade, through emancipation, to the modern African diaspora, students will learn about the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural factors that have influenced African American life.

Anthropology I: Uncovering Human Mysteries
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
none

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess (Margaret Mead). The aim of anthropology is to use a broad approach to gain an understanding of our past, present, future and address the problems humans face in biological, social and cultural life. This course will explore the evolution, similarity, and diversity of humankind through time. It will look at how we have evolved from a biologically and culturally weak species to one that has the ability to cause catastrophic change Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the world will also be presented in the course.

Anthropology II: More Human Mysteries Uncovered
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Anthropology has helped us better understand cultures around the world and through different time periods. This course continues the study of global cultures and the ways that humans have made sense of their world. We will examine some of the ways that cultures have understood and given meaning to different stages of life and death. The course will also examine the creation of art within cultures and examine how cultures evolve and change over time. Finally, we will apply the concepts and insights learned from the study of anthropology to several cultures found in the world today.

You do not need to take anthropology I before you take this class.

Archaeology: Detectives of the Past
0.50 Credit

The field of archeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on these techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artifacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items

Criminology
0.50 Credit

In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?

Economics- The Flow of Money
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Economic decisions affect us every day of our lives. Understanding economics means thinking about how scarcity, or limited resources, requires us to make choices and evaluate one option against others. In this course, students will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. Students will see how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect students and others. As students progress through the course, students will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help students become a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses, governments, and the rest of the world.

World Geography S1 and S2
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
World Geography S1 must be taken before World Geography S2

S1- The student will be taught to use the basic skills of map reading and development, geographic technology, and the recognition of geographic themes to make sense of the world. The course examines world regions including the nations, people, and cultures of the Americas and Western Europe.

S2- This second-semester course continues to teach the basic skills of map reading and development, the use of geographic technology, and the recognition of geographic themes. The focus examines the world regions, including the nations, people, and cultures of Central Europe and Northern Eurasia, Central and Southwest Asia, South Asia, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific.

History of the Holocaust
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Holocaust education requires a comprehensive study of not only times, dates, and places, but also the motivation and ideology that allowed these events. In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism; the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics. Through this in-depth, semester-long study of the Holocaust, high school students will gain an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and indifference, the potential for government-supported terror, and they will get glimpses of kindness and humanity in the worst of times.

History's Mysteries: Determining Fact From Fiction
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Explore the mysteries of the world. What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke? Was there ever a real King Arthur? Did the ancient Chinese really have a treasure fleet that traveled the world? In this class, we will be pulling back the curtains that cloak history and working to determine what is real from what is a myth. You will be taking on the role of detective, exploring evidence, interpreting sources and finding the truth. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to research the historical mystery of your choice to determine what really happened. Are you ready to delve into ancient mysteries and find for yourself what truly happened?

Human Geography: Our Global Identity
0.50 Credit

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and their environments.

Law and Order: Introduction to Legal Studies
0.50 Credit

Every society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are guided and regulated by our society's legal expectations. Consumer laws help protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. By understanding the workings of our court system, as well as how laws are actually carried out, we become more informed and responsible citizens in our communities and of our nation.

National Security
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

In this course, you will learn the critical elements of this very important career, such as evaluating satellite information, analyzing training procedures, assessing military engagement, and preparing intelligence reports. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of appropriate responses to security threats and how best to coordinate information with other agencies.

Personal Psychology: The Road to Self-Discovery
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! More than 800,000 high school students take psychology classes each year. Among the different reasons, there is usually the common theme of self-discovery! Sample topics include the study of infancy, childhood, adolescence, perception, and states of consciousness. Amazing online psychology experiments dealing with our own personal behavior are featured within this course.

Personal Psychology: Living in a Complex World
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Enrich the quality of your life by learning to understand the actions of others! Topics include the study of memory, intelligence, emotion, health, stress, and personality. This course features exciting online psychology experiments involving the world around us.

Philosophy: The Big Picture
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

This course will take you on an exciting adventure that covers more than 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you'll run into some very strange characters. For example, you'll read about a man who hung out on street corners, barefoot and dirty, pestering everyone he met with questions. You'll learn about another eccentric who climbed inside a stove to think about whether he existed. Despite their odd behavior, these and other philosophers of the Western world are among the most brilliant and influential thinkers of all time. As you learn about these great thinkers, you'll come to see how and where many of the most fundamental ideas of Western Civilization originated. You'll also get a chance to ask yourself some of the same questions these great thinkers pondered. By the time you've closed the book on this course, you will better understand yourself and the world around you from atoms to outer space and everything in between.

Rules of War
0.50 Credit

This course is an educational program that introduces students to international humanitarian law. The learning materials are based on both historical and contemporary situations, show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and to prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war. In this class students will be required to play an active role in the learning process, enabling them to develop a humanitarian perspective and to understanding what IHL is all about.
The Rules of War will examine the devastation caused by war by making use of case studies and by building upon students’ own experiences and ways of thinking. The case studies describe the behavior of actual people who are caught in situations where humanitarian action is required. By studying these situations, students develop a new perspective and begin to understand the need for rules to protect life and human dignity during war.

Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

The world is becoming more complex. How do your beliefs, values, and behavior affect the people around you and the world we live in? In this increasingly connected world, students will examine problems in our society and learn how human relationships can influence the life of the student. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the world are also presented in the course.

Sociology: Your Social Life
0.50 Credit

Sociology is the study of people, social life and society. The development of a sociological imagination will enable students to examine how society shapes human actions and beliefs, and how such actions and beliefs in turn shape society. Exciting online video journeys to different areas of the sociological world are also presented in the course.

The West!
Prerequisites: 
none

The United States moving west is a saga that happened over 400 years. It was always west—what was over the next hill or mountain. This class will focus primarily on America’s westward expansion from the Mississippi to the Pacific. There will be an emphasis on the Native Americans and their interaction with the new settlers and the U.S. government.

Women's Studies: A Personal Journey Through Film
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

This course, although looking specifically at the experiences of women, is not for girls only. If you are a student interested in exploring the world through film and open-minded enough to be interested in social change, this course is for you.
For this class we will be viewing the standard editions of the films: Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Far From Heaven (2002), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney Animation - 1937), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation - 1991), Mean Girls (2004), The Help (2011), A League of Their Own (1992)

Materials: You will need to have access (by renting them or borrowing them from the library) to the following films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney Animation - 1937), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animation - 1991), and The Help (2011). The rest will be provided.

World History
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
World History S1 must be taken before World History S2

This is a two-quarter class.

How did we get to where we are today? Join Ali and Soo-jin, our modern time travelers, as they journey through World History to take you on an adventure as you discover the interconnectedness of world events and eras. Grab your passport for the adventure of a lifetime.

In Segment I, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of Islamic Empires. Journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. You will also investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Hang on tight, before you dive into the Age of Discovery when eastern and western hemispheric encounters created for some turbulent times.

Segment II begins with a bang as students will learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment and the social and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world wars were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today.

World History
World Religions: Exploring Diversity
0.50 Credit

Throughout the ages, religions from around the world have shaped the political, social, and cultural aspects of societies. This course focuses on the major religions that have played a role in human history, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, and Taosim. Students will trace the major developments in these religions and explore their relationships with social institutions and culture. The course will also discuss some of the similarities and differences among the major religions and examine the connections and influences they have.

World Religions Graphic
WWI and WWII- Wars that Changed the World
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Take a journey through two World Wars in this quarter long class. These two wars defined how the modern world would operate. The class will chronicle the incredible story that was told by the hundreds of millions of people that participated in these two deadly affairs.

Fitness Fundamentals I
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

This is the first fitness class students at iForward must complete.
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.

Advanced PE 1
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity. These courses are recommended for grades 10-12.

Advanced PE 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I and Advanced PE I

This is the second part of a two-part class. You must take part I first.
This two-semester course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity. These courses are recommended for grades 10-12

Couch to 5K
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to get anyone from little to no activity to completing a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) course in nine weeks. This course is a step by step introduction to beginning a fitness program, getting the body moving, and learning how to go from no activity, to walking, and then
alternating between walking and jogging small distances. Students will slowly build their cardiovascular endurance throughout the course so that at the end of nine weeks they will be able to jog most or all of a 5-kilometer distance (3.1 miles). Students in this class will gain valuable awareness of how improved cardiovascular endurance can influence many other areas of their life! Students who complete a virtual 5K at the end of this course will earn a medal!

Exercise Science
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

This course takes an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Through this course, students will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as proper principles and techniques for designing an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the students' comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

Fitness Fundamentals 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

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.

Fitness Lifestyle Design
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

Discover habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your current fitness level and nutrition knowledge and create a plan for achieving your individual goals.

Lifetime and Leisure Sports
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals 1

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.

Personal Fitness
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

Get an in-depth understanding of what real fitness requires and how you can best increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility. Explore the world of healthy living, and see how real fitness can be achieved through intention, effort, and knowledge.

Personal Fitness
Sports Officiating
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals 1

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, and tennis. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

Strength Training
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Throughout this course, students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program and cross-training. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training.

Walking Fitness
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Fitness Fundamentals I

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Health & Personal Wellness
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Required for Graduation

This comprehensive health course is a Wisconsin state requirement for graduation. It 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 quarter.

Anatomy and Physiology
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Anatomy and Physiology S1 must be completed before S2

This is a two-quarter class and will count as a SCIENCE CREDIT or an elective credit.

In this course, students explore the organization of the human body and how it works. They will acquire the knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how they can help the body cope with many different situations. Body systems will be studied in order to understand how their structure, location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body.

First Aid & Safety
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.

Health Careers I
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students explore a variety of career options related to the health care field, including medicine, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, dental careers, childcare, sports medicine, personal training, social work, psychology, and more. Students will learn about various options within each field, what each of these jobs entails, and the education and knowledge required to be successful. In addition, they will focus on basic job skills and information that would aid them in health care and other career paths.

Health Science I: The Whole Individual
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

Will we ever find a cure for cancer? What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma? How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these. In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases. The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas.

Health Science II: Patient Care & Medical Services
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

Challenging. Variable. Rewarding. These three words can be used to describe many careers in the health sciences. In this course, you will learn more about what it takes to be a successful health science professional, including how to communicate with patients. Explore the rights and responsibilities of both patients and health science professionals in patient care and learn more about how to promote wellness among patients and health care staffs. Finally, you will learn more about safety in health science settings and the challenges and procedures of emergency care, infection control, and blood-borne pathogens.

Intro to Nursing
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

Students will learn about the history and evolution of nursing, education and licensure requirements, career path options, and nursing responsibilities. Students will also focus on foundational information such as basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, first aid, and disease prevention. In semester two students will examine various nursing theories, as well as focus on the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options. Students will also learn about professional and legal standards and ethics. Additional skills of communication, teaching, time and stress management, patient safety, crisis management will be included.

Issues in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

This course delves into the types and effects of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, steroids, over the counter drugs, marijuana, barbiturates, stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. Students learn about the physiological and psychological effects of drugs, as well as the rules, laws, and regulations surrounding them. The difference between appropriate and inappropriate drug use will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn about coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and refusal skills to help them avoid and prevent substance abuse, as well as available resources where they can seek help.

Medical Terminology
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

In this course, students will be introduced to basic medical language and terminology that they would need to enter a health care field. Emphasis will be placed on definitions, proper usage, spelling, and pronunciation. They will study word structure and parts, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as symbols and abbreviations. They will examine medical terms from each of the body's main systems, including skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and lymphatic systems, and sensory organs. In addition, students will learn proper terminology for common tests, procedures, pharmacology, disease, and conditions.

Nutrition
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Health & Personal Wellness

Keeping our physical body healthy and happy is just one of the many challenges we face, and yet, many of us don't know how to best achieve it. Positive decisions around diet and food preparation are key to this process, and you will find the essential skills needed to pursue a healthy, informed lifestyle in Nutrition and Wellness. Making sure you know how to locate, buy, and prepare fresh delicious food will make you, and your body, feel amazing. Impressing your friends and family as you nourish them with your knowledge? That feels even better!

2D Art - Comic Book Exploration
0.50 Credit

Where do superheroes come from? They live in the action-filled pages of comic books. Who gives them their superpowers? It?s the creative artist who puts energy and excitement into every drawing. In this course, students learn how to create superheroes and discover the power in their pencils. Students learn the tools, tricks, and techniques of how professional artists create people and objects that leap off the page. Students begin with a sketchbook to learn how to visualize ideas and communicate those ideas using lines, colors, composition, and perspective. The end result is a portfolio of the student?s original artwork. In this one-segment course, students investigate the creative processes used by all artists; learn how to analyze, interpret, and evaluate art; and create portfolios of work that demonstrate their own skill and creativity as artists. To be successful in the course, students will need access to a scanner or a digital camera and basic art supplies.

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A Taste of Animation
0.50 Credit

This project-based course will offer a progressive set of lessons which will exposes learners to basic video and animation processes that build on important principles of art. Learners will work independently while learning specific skills, as well as, enjoy a collaborative learning atmosphere with their classmates. Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of short films. This course will introduce students to stop motion animation, videography, basic animation using GIMP, and the lost art of roto-scoping. Students enrolled in this course will explore video production processes while enjoying an original and energetic curriculum that will inspire patience, responsibility, organizational skills, collaboration and a work place level discipline. Students will need a digital camera or cell phone that has video making capabilities and access to GIMP, a free online graphic design program that comes preloaded on school computers or can be safely loaded with instruction from your teacher.

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Art Around the World
0.50 Credit

This course has been specially designed for iForward students in order to offer experiences that will help them better understand cultures throughout our world. This course allows students to work collaboratively with other learners that represent the diverse cultures that make up our incredible planet. Students who enroll in this class will learn skills in mutual respect while gaining a better understanding of other cultures and building respect for varied languages. Learners will gain a valuable awareness by enrolling in Art around the World as it will enable them to develop a well-informed world view through producing arts and crafts from a variety of different cultures.
This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

Art Around the World
Art for the Mind
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Successful Completion of an iForward Art Class

Art can empower students by nurturing self-esteem and confidence. Students who participate in the art course, Art and Mind will create works of art using traditional and digital skills that express their opinions through the art they create. Learners will see the work of other artists of the past and present who communicated a variety of influential messages through their work and also brought attention to the issues that affect our society. Art can speak louder than words and can be easily understood across a variety of cultures. Art connects us by presenting visual images that we can all relate to. It raises questions, fosters communication while playing a powerful role in our society. This course will touch the hearts and minds of our learners by showing them visual images that make them more aware of the human condition across the globe and ultimately move them to take action. Lessons will give students a voice which can be heard through their art and communicate the need for a more gentle and compassionate attitude toward humanity.

Art for the Mind
Art in World Cultures
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Who do you think is the greatest artist of all time? Maybe Leonardo da Vinci? Michelangelo? Maybe a more modern artist like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso? Or is it possible that the greatest artist of all time is actually someone whose name has been lost to history? In Art in World Cultures, you'll learn about some of the greatest artists in the world while creating your own art, both on paper and digitally. This course explores basic principles and elements of art and teaches you how to critique different artworks. And along the way, you will get to discover some traditional art forms from various regions of the world including the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.

Art is for Everyone
0.50 Credit

Would you love to take an art course but feel that you may not be artistic enough? Well, this is the class for you! This exciting project-based course helps students understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Students learn to accept the fact that the people we meet will often have a difference of opinion and that fact truly will enrich your life. When this course is completed you probably won’t be a famous artist. However, this course will offer you many opportunities for self-expression. You will increase your potential for creative thinking while you are exposed to a number of careers where art skills are valued. (There is a short list of materials that you might need inside the course.) Students who enroll in this course will gain a deeper respect for all that is beautiful while understanding that there are countless careers, that you can choose from, where creative thinking and artistic talent are valued.

Art is for Everyone
Beginning Painting
0.50 Credit

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized. Students will study and research major painting styles and movements in historical context. The hope is that students will use this global approach to develop a “critical eye” in the evaluation of contemporary painting. Acrylic and watercolors are the mediums used in this class. The main emphasis of this course is to encourage and nourish individuality and creativity.

Course Requirements
Grade Level
6-12

Materials
Chromacryl tube of acrylic paints
Round brush
Flat brush
Watercolor paints (includes brush)
Set of markers
Painting paper (The pad of paper may be labeled watercolor paper. Please use for all paintings, including acrylic.)
Newsprint paper (This paper is for sketches and testing paints. Do not use for painting projects.)
1–4b pencil
7 project cardstock pages

Cellphone Photography
0.50 Credit

We carry our cell phones everywhere we go and most of them have a built in camera feature that allows us to take instant images of our life as it happens... This class will explore the cell phone as an instant, and available, medium in the art of digital photography. Instruction will expose students to a whole new art form through their cell phone photography. Using cell phone camera as the equipment of choice, along with photo editing programs, students will create unique images based on their everyday lives that will be presented as an artistic visual diary. Students’ skills will be fine-tuned with a better understanding of successful compositions in photographic design. Learners will apply new knowledge and skills to photo retouching and manipulation and using images shot with their personal cell phones. Become part of this emerging media in the area of photography. Enroll in, “The Artistic Side of Cell Phone Photography!”

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Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact
0.50 Credit

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn't seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-ups, and action photographs.
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.

Digital Photography 1
Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None needed. Digital Photography I is not required before taking this class.

In today's world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph.
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.

Digital Photo 2
Drawing
0.50 Credit

Description
In Drawing, students will experiment with several different art materials and tools to see what each tool can do best. Students will explore ordinary things around them to become more observant of the structures and meanings of things which can be seen in your their home and community.
Your work will be your own study of the forms, textures, movements, and patterns of the things that you see every day.

Each project and each lesson is based on the one before it; so always do the lessons in the order they are given. Be sure to follow the directions exactly regarding which materials, sizes, and subject matter to use for each project. Each lesson will be a study of a new way of drawing. The examples given will show only the method and materials to be used, never the same subject or size as the project assigned. The examples are never to be copied. An example will only show one way of using the technique described.

By becoming more observant, by experimenting with new materials, and by exploring a variety of methods, students will continue to grow in artistic skill and enjoyment.

Beyond fundamental skills are various levels of creativity. Each lesson provides room for expressing the technical skill learned in a unique, creative way.

Grade Level
6-12

Materials
1 drawing pencil, 2B
1 round hair brush #10
1 bottle India Ink, black
1 Pilot Varsity Pen, self-contained black ink
2 conté crayons: white, black
1 Art gum eraser
1 white, wax Crayola crayon
40 sheets white drawing paper, 9×12
5 sheets construction paper, 9×12, black
15 sheets grey construction paper, 9×12
14 large envelopes, 10 x 13
2 sheets white watercolor paper (rough, heavy, stiff)
2 sheets rice paper 9 1/2 x12 (soft, translucent)
25 sheets newsprint, 9×12
1 bottle white glue

Drawing Beasts and Besties
0.50 Credit

This creative course is for both beginners and intermediate artists at the middle school and high school level of learning. Collaborative work, project based learning and individualized instruction will be the path to success for students who are enrolled in this exciting class.
‘Drawing Beasts and Besties’ will offer students the opportunity to develop the skills and the knowledge they need to draw a variety of different kinds of animals with confidence and skill. Course content will include understanding the anatomy of animal kingdom and learning techniques that support them in generating images of imaginary beasts (such as dragons) while improving their ability to render animals from nature and drawing our domesticated friends, the dog and the cat.
Materials Needed: To succeed in this course students will need these materials: A sketch book, pencil, eraser, a cell phone (to take photos of their work in progress), colored pencils and a fine line black sharpie.

Drawing Beasts and Besties
Graphic & Creative Design
0.50 Credit

Graphic Design is all around you from the old shirt you pulled out of your dresser this morning to the billboard that was just put up along the highway. In this course, you will become the artist that creates these designs! You will have the opportunity to combine both Art and Technology to communicate your own ideas!
In this introductory course you will edit images, design logos, and even design a poster for your favorite band while learning to recognize the effects that design has on our society. Learn fundamental skills of graphic design while making choices that are sure to enhance other areas of your learning and your life.
This course is written for both middle school and high school students so that students at both levels of learning will succeed. Lessons will address similar standards but will allow several pathways for iForward students.

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Indy Art (Independent Art)
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Teacher Permission Required

This is a unique independent study art course that is set aside for students who have artistic talent and a deep interest in any area of the visual arts. Students who enroll in this course often have the high potential of going into a career in the area of visual arts in the future. Students who wish to enroll in this course will have to have successfully completed an art course with a grade of B or higher. This class will allow students to focus on an area of visual arts that they are passionate about. Learners in this course will design their own course by writing their own short and long term goals and meeting them independently with minimal guidance from their instructor. Students must be committed to daily live lessons! Learners will be highly organized and dedicated to the value of visual arts in their lives and will have to create a blog (or other social media format) where their work can be displayed and shared. Please contact your student guidance counselor to find out if you are a good candidate for this original course.

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Orbit Your Artistic Imagination
0.50 Credit

The mystery of space opens a whole new world to earthlings and our artistic visions. Technology is unstoppable and we can only begin to imagine what the future of space travel has in store for humankind. Space exploration feeds our imaginations and it is this concept that has inspired the idea for this course titled: “Orbit your Artistic Imagination.”
In this class, artists will be able to push their imaginations to places our space program has yet to explore. Our students will use digital design to create imaginary “Space Art” of planets and alien life while building on the scientific knowledge of space while cultivating ideas for a final mission patch design which, may be launched into space!
The unknown of space will offer endless solutions to artistic problems. I can’t wait to work with your creative minds!

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Pencils and Paint
0.50 Credit

Welcome to Pencils and Painting! This project based course allows students to step back away from technology and into the world of traditional drawing and painting techniques that have been used by artists for centuries. The course begins by allowing students the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own artistic ability while exploring the diverse capabilities of their drawing pencil. After completing the drawing module students will have the confidence they need to move forward and complete their artistic visions through the expressive use of color and acrylic painting techniques. Learners in this course will even touch on how to market and sell their artistic creations through the use of artist websites. Success in this course will require commitment and dedication along with a strong desire to create art! Material Needed: Students who enroll in this course must be prepared to purchase acrylic paint, three sizes of soft brushes, canvas, and a sketchpad.

Pencils and Paint
Yearbook
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Help your school create their yearbook and the senior PowerPoint that is played at graduation. We could use YOUR help to capture memories to last a lifetime.

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AP Art History S1
0.50 Credit

This is the first part of a two-part class. Both parts must be taken for AP credit.
This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18-week segments, during which students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

AP Art History S2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
AP Art History S1

This is part 2 of a two-part class.
This course is designed to provide college-level instruction in art history and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. This course is divided into two 18-week segments, during which students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Completing both segments of the course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam.

Agriscience I
0.50 Credit

Agriculture has played an important role in the lives of humans for thousands of years. It has fed us and given us materials that have helped us survive. Today, scientists and practitioners are working to improve and better understand agriculture and how it can be used to continue to sustain human life. In this course, students learn about the development and maintenance of agriculture, animal systems, natural resources, and other food sources. Students also examine the relationship between agriculture and natural resources and the environment, health, politics, and world trade.

Agriscience II: Sustaining Human Life
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Agriscience I is suggested but not required

Science and technology are revolutionizing many areas of our lives, and agriculture is no exception! From aquaculture to genetic engineering, agriscience is finding new ways to better produce and manage plants, animals, and other natural resources. In Agriscience II, you will build on your existing knowledge of plant and animal science and delve deeper into important areas such as soil science and weed management. You will also explore research on plant and animal diseases as well as the insects and other pests that can impact agricultural enterprises and natural resources.

Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
0.50 Credit

Did you know that the world’s population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in! Through the study of Principles of Agriculture: Food and Natural Resources, you will gain a stronger sense of how food ends up on the plate and how we can maximize the foods and natural resources the earth provides. You’ll learn more about agriculture’s history, animal husbandry, plant science, and natural resources, and you’ll be better prepared for your part in sustaining the world.

Achieving Your Career & College Goals
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
11th or 12th grade

Students explore their options for life after high school and implement plans to achieve their goals. They identify their aptitudes, skills, and preferences, and explore a wide range of potential careers. They investigate the training and education required for the career of their choice and create a plan to be sure that their work in high school is preparing them for the next step. They also receive practical experience in essential skills such as searching and applying for college, securing financial aid, writing a resume and cover letter and interviewing for a job. This course is geared toward 11th and 12th graders.

Advertising & Sales Promotion
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

What comes to mind when you think of marketing? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head? Or maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls? There is no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry. Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services and that is just in the United States alone! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end marketing, but what is it like on the other side? In Advertising and Sales Promotions, you will see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and meet some of the creative folks who produce them. you will learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry.

Career Planning
0.50 Credit

The Career Planning course guides students through the essential elements of the career planning process and the development of a defined career plan. Students will consider the many factors that impact career success and satisfaction. Using a process of investigation, research, and self-discovery, students will acquire the understandings critical to the career planning process. Upon completion of the course, students will have created a practical and comprehensive college or career transition portfolio that reflects their skills and abilities, as well as their interests, values, and goals.

Careers in Criminal Justice
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

The criminal justice system offers a wide range of career opportunities. In this course, students will explore different areas of the criminal justice system, including the trial process, the juvenile justice system, and the correctional system.

Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two Quarter class. Quarter 1 must be completed prior to taking Quarter 2.

Learning how to manage your money is one of the most important skills you can have. Why? Because your financial decisions will have long-term consequences, either good or bad. We will give you the tools and knowledge that will help you win with money right from the start. When it comes to your financial future, we want you to aim high and dream big. There is a lot to learn, so let's get started!

Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you will need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.

Hospitality & Tourism
0.50 Credit

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field.

Hospitality and Tourism
International Business
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Intro to Business, 11th - 12th grade students only

From geography to culture, Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

Introduction to Business
0.50 Credit

This course introduces students to the basic business concepts that will help them understand how a business survives in today's economy and the role that consumers play in the same economy. Students will learn how to balance a checkbook, save for the future, and use credit wisely. Students will also learn how to create a resume and how to participate in a job interview.

Personal Finance
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Understanding financial management concepts is an important life skill that forms the crux of the Personal Finance course. Students learn to understand the consequences of their financial choices, from credit and debt to insurance, taxes, investments, and discretionary spending. Instructional material surveys typical personal financial needs and emphasizes the basics of budgeting. Through activities and projects with practical applications, students taking this course learn to better prepare for and secure their financial futures. Unit topics in this elective course include: Money Management (personal financial planning and checking); Financial Security (savings, investments, and risks); Credit Management; Risk Management; and Taxes and Employment Forms.

Principles of Public Service: To Serve and Protect
0.50 Credit

Are you familiar with the term public service? When we think about public service, our thoughts often turn to professionals such as police officers, EMTs, and firefighters. While these are well-known public servants, many others work to keep our communities safe, healthy, and productive. In this course, you will learn about many different areas of public service including education, civil engineering, and social services. You will also look at the requirements for public service in general as well as the specific skills needed to be successful in each area of public service. Who knows? You may even discover the career you were meant to pursue!

Sports & Entertainment Marketing
0.50 Credit

Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you've been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing. Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well?including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you'll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You'll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. If you've ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career.

Coding 1a: Introduction to Programming (Web Page an Websites)
0.50 Credit

Have you ever wanted to create your own web page or wondered how your favorite websites were built? Maybe you want to know more about how computers and technology are affecting the world around us. In Coding 1a: Introduction to Programming, you will explore the role technology plays in our lives as well as study the fundamentals of computer science, review hardware and software, and learn how the internet functions. You will also discover how to create and build your own website using HTML and CSS and learn basic and complex commands and sequences as you become familiar with programming languages like JavaScript and Python Programming. This course also covers data collection methods, access rights, protocols, and security.
Students will need to create a free account for the following sites:
- www.pythonanywhere.com
- www.trello.com
Students will use the following site to create flowcharts:
- www.draw.io

Computers: Microsoft Office
0.50 Credit

This course provides an overview of Microsoft applications including Windows, the Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Students will learn how to use the many features of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You'll start out learning the very basics of Microsoft, then progress into intermediate and advanced features and techniques so that you can get the most out of the popular program.We will also touch on employability skills such as writing cover letters and resumes. Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course.

Computers: Formatting Documents
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None- Computer Fundamentals: Intro is not required for this course

This course provides an overview of Google Docs. Google Docs is a word processing app that is Google's answer to Microsoft Office. Because Google Docs can be accessed on any device for which you have Internet access, it makes it more convenient for users. Students will learn all the features you need to create professional documents using Google Docs. This course was developed to teach students how to access and use Google Docs, starting with the basics before working its way into the more advanced features. It includes instructions for setting up a Google account, as well as using Google Drive for saved files. Students will earn free College Credit upon successful completion of this course.

Computer Networking
0.50 Credit

Computer Networking is a high "in demand" career field with many opportunities. This course emphasizes the impact of computers, both personally and in the business world. It will give students the basics of a career in computers and networking. Computer Networking examines the fundamentals of computers and networking and how they impact businesses. This course takes students through concepts such as computer hardware, software, and the World Wide Web. Students will also learn about computer engineering technologies and will keep pace with the changes in the Information Technology Industry.

Cyber Security
0.50 Credit

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer security is projected to grow 25 percent faster than all other occupations. For every computer security graduate there are 25 openings. This course explores current computer security trends and how to manage computer security. This class will give students an in-depth look into Computer Security, Digital Crime, Cyber Warfare, and National Computer Security. Hands-on experience with a wide range of security techniques will be used to show the various threats to computer systems.

Cyber Robotics 101 with coderZ
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
none

CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology.
Cyber Robotics 101 is a flexible learning program for educators to introduce students to the core concepts of code development and robotics. Students will learn mechanics, navigation, sensors and more while being introduced to programming components like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, smart blocks (functions) and more.

Cyber Robotics 102 with coderZ
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Cyber Robotics 101

CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology.
Cyber Robotics 102 is a sequel to Cyber Robotics 101 for learning STEM and coding topics using gamified missions in a realistic physical environment. Students will learn mechanics, physics, navigation, control and sensors while being introduced to programming components like commands, variables, conditional logic, loops, functions and more.

Digital Information Technology I
0.50 Credit

This is part one of a two-part course.
Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths.

Digital Information Technology II
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Digital Information Technology I

This is part two of a two-part course.
Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths.

Esports: History of Video Games Fall league
0.50 Credit

Are you a computer gamer? Do you enjoy the team work, strategies, and competition of video games? Esport is becoming increasingly popular with some colleges even giving scholarships to high performing students. The structure of this class will include instruction, game time, and reflection. Some popular games we may be playing are League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. iForward is part of the Wisconsin High School Esports Association.

Esports: History of Video Games, Spring League
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

Are you a computer gamer? Do you enjoy the team work, strategies, and competition of video games? Esport is becoming increasingly popular with some colleges even giving scholarships to high performing students. The structure of this class will include instruction, game time, and reflection. Some popular games we may be playing are League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. iForward is part of the Wisconsin High School Esports Association.

Foundations of Programming I
0.50 Credit

This is part one of a two-part course.
Do you want to learn the skills required to be competitive in today’s high tech workforce? Foundations of Programming (FoP) will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field.

This course is part of a program of study that provides coherent and rigorous content needed for progression in the Information Technology career cluster.
Materials
Free Downloads: Current minimum Flash Player required by your school; Java; Windows Media Real Player; Apple iTunes

Foundations of Programming 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Foundations of Programming 1

This is the second part of a two-part course.
Do you want to learn the skills required to be competitive in today’s high tech workforce? Foundations of Programming (FoP) will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field.

This course is part of a program of study that provides coherent and rigorous content needed for progression in the Information Technology career cluster.
Materials
Free Downloads: Current minimum Flash Player required by your school; Java; Windows Media Real Player; Apple iTunes

Game Design: Introduction
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
none

The possibilities are endless when it comes to video game design! Learn about the history of gaming, software and hardware, troubleshooting, and Internet safety. Tap into your creative abilities and learn the necessary technical skills to design your own gaming platforms and create a plan for a 2D game. Turn your hobby into a future career.
Materials Needed:
Photo and video equipment
- May be a digital camera, a phone with a camera, or a computer camera
- Several (10-20) pieces of blank paper
- Pencil and/or pen
- Timing device (smartphone, stopwatch, or kitchen timer)

Game Design: Building a Game
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None- Game Design Intro is not required to take this class.

We live in a technologically-advanced world where virtual reality and video games play a major role. Have you ever thought about designing your own video game? By signing up for Game Design 1b: Building a Game, you will learn the skills needed to conceptualize, design, and fully create your very own video game. Explore various video game software and hardware, sharpen your coding skills, learn about game storylines, player progression, and algorithmic decision making. Learn to analyze player goals, actions, rewards, and challenges, among many other game play components. Utilize the 21st century skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and technical expertise.
Materials Needed:
- Video recording device with computer connectivity (Activity U7)
- Color Printer (U8)

Intro to Computer Science
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two-part class taken in two quarters

Computer Science is aimed at exposing students to the world of coding. Coding, the language of the future, is used in every piece of technology. Computer Science is intended for students with no previous coding background and teaches students how to code in a fun and accessible way. Through a series of learning "modules", including example code, video tutorials, programming challenges, and applied hands-on exercises. This course teaches students the foundations of computer science and coding. The course, which is taught using Python Programming Language focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking skills required to properly code.

Programming for Animation
0.50 Credit

Do you wonder what it would be like to create the next blockbuster animated movie or do you want to make the next big video game? Do you have an eye for drawing, technology, and timing? If so, Animation is the course for you! You will learn how to use animation tools to conceptualize and bring your creations to life. You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating 2D and 3D animation, from start to finish. You’ll even begin working on our own design portfolio and get hands on experience with creating your own animation projects. Learning about Animation could lead to a thriving career in the growing world of technology and animation.
Materials
The following free, cross-platform programs will need to be
downloaded for use during the course (programs will run on Windows XP and higher, Linux and Mac computers):
- Tupi 2D Magic
- Blender
- DaVinci Resolve

Materials Required for Unit 1:
- Modeling clay (optional)
- Camera (can be an actual camera or a camera on a tablet or device)
- Scissors
- Stiff paper or cardboard
- Glue or tape
- Thumbtack or pushpin
- Mirror

Additional Materials:
- Paper, pencil

Website/ Webpage Design
0.50 Credit

In this course, students will learn how to create web pages and they will learn how the Internet works. Students will learn the fundamentals of web site design and operations. The course will take students beyond the basics of creating home pages and introduce them to powerful features including creating a Google Website. In addition, students will learn development of web design strategies and methods for creating graphics specifically for the World Wide Web.

AP Computer Science A S1
0.50 Credit

This is part one of a two-part class.
The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.
Materials
Vendor provided, Java Programming - https://materials.flvsgl.com; Vendor provided, Java,BlueJ, free download - instructions in course

AP Computer Science A S2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
AP Computer Science A S1

This is part 2 of a two-part class.
The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.
Materials
Vendor provided, Java Programming - https://materials.flvsgl.com; Vendor provided, Java,BlueJ, free download - instructions in course

Driver's Education
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Passing grades in the quarter prior to this class and the student must be in good standing at our school

Driver Education is a foundation course, which teaches the theory of responsible driving. Emphasis is placed upon introduction of mechanics of driving, execution of most driving operations and a thorough understanding of the rules of safe driving.

Driver Education is designed to improve students' knowledge of traffic safety and to prepare them to receive training to become safe operators of motor vehicles. Students will also study the legal and financial obligations of operating a motor vehicle, the economics of automobile ownership, the care and maintenance of an automobile, general accident prevention, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving.

Once this class is completed, the student may take behind the wheel driving lessons locally.

Concepts of Engineering and Technology
0.50 Credit

What if you could do the impossible? Engineers understand a lot of things, but the word impossible definitely isn’t one of them. Through Concepts of Engineering and Technology, you’ll learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity. This course explores the different branches of engineering and how problem-solving, sketching, collaboration, and experimentation can change the very fiber of our human lives. This ever-increasing knowledge can also lead to serious ethical dilemmas and the need to discuss where the boundaries of science lie (or even if there should be boundaries). By examining astounding engineering feats and complex ongoing issues, you, too, will begin to question whether the word impossible really exists.

Engineering and Tech
Electrical Technology I A&B
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a 2 quarter class.

This CTE course gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Acellus Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. it includes Electrical Technology Introduction, Electrical Job-Site Hazards, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Resistive Circuits, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Introduction to Device Boxes, Conduit Bending and Joining, Introduction to Raceways and Conduit, Conductors, Construction Drawings, The Residential Electrical Service, Wiring Principles, and Electrical Service Installation.

Electrical Technology II A&B
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two quarter class. Electrical Tech IA & IB must be completed first.

This CTE course builds on the foundation of Electrical Technology I to give students additional knowledge and skills they will need for a career in an electrical-related field and prepares them for the Electrical Technology certification exam. Acellus Electrical Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.

Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1
0.50 Credit

This course introduces students to the engineering design profession. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of a common approach to finding solutions to engineering problems. Students work through the engineering design process in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students progress by completing structured activities to solve open-ended projects and problems. Students discover the design process and use 3D design and modeling software (Solidworks) to represent and communicate solutions. Students solve problems as they practice common engineering design and developmental protocols in both individual and collaborative team activities, projects, and problems. Students will develop skill in technical representation and documentation of design solutions according to accepted technical standards.

Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1
Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 3
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-2

This course is the third course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students continue through the engineering design process and use their prior knowledge to expand on and learn more advanced features of 3D modeling using Solidworks. Students learn advanced 3D construction tools, assembly, sheet metal designs, and more. Students use the skills that they have acquired in the 1st and 2nd classes and bring what they have learned to learn about CNC controlled equipment, 3D printing, Advanced Prototyping, and other Materials and Processes used throughout the field of Engineering. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will expand on their technical representation and documentation of design solutions

Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 4
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Engineering and Design with Solidworks 1-3

This course is the 4th course in the Introduction to Engineering and Design using Solidworks. Students learn about the Solidworks design library, Basic Motion, Design Analysis with Simulation. They get to see their 3D drawings and renderings work together in an assembly and make the assembly move. Students will use their engineering design skills and abilities to figure out why some models don’t work and what to do to fix them. Students will create their own models, such as phone cases, gear boxes, or whatever they can dream up and 3D print. Students continue their work in an activity-project-based learning environment. Students move to the next level as they continue to solve problems, both individually and as a collaborative team, as they work through real-world applicable projects and problems. Students will also explore how this class can lead to Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and many other opportunities. This course covers all pieces needed for the Certified Solidworks Associate Examination, including practice questions, practice exams, and much more.

Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation
0.50 Credit

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Have you ever wondered how the products you buy make it to the store shelves? Whether it is video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In this course, you?ll learn about the types of manufacturing systems and processes used to create the products we buy every day. You will also be introduced to the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process for a new product or invention! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting and fruitful the industry can be.

Plumbing Technology I A&B
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech 1A must be completed before Plumbing Tech IB

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the plumbing technology field. It is also useful for students desiring a career in general construction. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for Plumbing Technology certification. Acellus Plumbing Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: The Plumbing Professional, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Plumbing Math, Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings, Plumbing Fixtures, Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems. and Water Distribution Systems

Plumbing Technology II A&B
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Plumbing Technolgy IA&IB. This is a two quarter class. Plumbing Tech IIA must be completed before Plumbing IIB.

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Acellus Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California. Units include: Rough Ins and Drainage, Drains and Venting, Installing a Water Supply System, Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In, Installing Water Heaters, More Water Heaters, Using Electricity with Plumbing, and Fuel Systems.

Career Planning
0.50 Credit

The Career Planning course guides students through the essential elements of the career planning process and the development of a defined career plan. Students will consider the many factors that impact career success and satisfaction. Using a process of investigation, research, and self-discovery, students will acquire the understandings critical to the career planning process. Upon completion of the course, students will have created a practical and comprehensive college or career transition portfolio that reflects their skills and abilities, as well as their interests, values, and goals.

Child Development
0.50 Credit

This course provides a thorough examination of child development from conception, infancy, and toddlerhood through preschool and school age children. Physical, cognitive, emotional and social development will be studied throughout each of these stages. The role of a positive and involved caregiver in the life of a growing child is emphasized throughout the course, as well as guides for safety and best practices. Additional topics include parenting and guiding behavior, family planning, healthy pregnancy, genetic disorders, and children with special needs. Career options that involve working with children will also be explored.

Cosmetology: Cutting Edge Styles
0.50 Credit

Interested in a career in cosmetology? This course provides an introduction to the basics of cosmetology. Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology, learn about the common equipment and technologies used by cosmetologists, and examine the skills and characteristics that make someone a good cosmetologist. Students will also learn more about some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology related businesses.

Cosmetology
Culinary Arts: Introduction
0.50 Credit

This introductory course will provide you with basic cooking and knife skills while preparing you for entry into the culinary world. Discover the history of food culture, food service, and global cuisines while learning about food science principles and preservation. Finally, prepare for your future by building the professional, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that are crucial to a career in the culinary arts.

Culinary Arts: Finding Your Palate
0.50 Credit

Building on the prior prerequisite course, discover how to elevate your culinary skills through the creation of stocks, soups, sauces, and learn baking techniques. Examine sustainable food practices and the benefits of nutrition while maintaining taste, plating, and presentation to truly wow your guests. The last unit in this course explores careers in the culinary arts for ways to channel your newfound passion!

Culinary Arts 2: Baking, Pastry, & More
0.50 Credit

Whether you aspire to be a world-class chef or just want to learn the skills needed to create your own dishes, Culinary Arts 2 will help you build a strong foundation and grow your knowledge of this exciting industry. In this course, you will explore baking and desserts, learn how to prepare proteins, and study nutrition and safety in the kitchen. You will also enhance your understanding of sustainability in the food industry, learn to prepare meals from a global perspective, and dissect the business of cooking, from managing a kitchen to successfully running a catering company. Discover the delights that await you on this delicious culinary adventure!

Early Childhood Education: Introduction
0.50 Credit

Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider!

Early Childhood Education: Developing Early Learners
0.50 Credit

Discover the joys of providing exceptional childcare and helping to develop future generations. Learn the importance of play and use it to build engaging educational activities that build literacy and math skills through each stage of childhood and special need. Use this knowledge to develop your professional skills well suited to a career in childcare!

Family & Consumer Science
0.50 Credit

In this course, students develop skills and knowledge to help them transition into adult roles within the family. They learn to make wise consumer choices, prepare nutritious meals, contribute effectively as of a team, manage a household budget, and balance roles of work and family. They gain an appreciation for the responsibilities of family members throughout the life span and the contributions to the well-being of the family and the community.

Family Living
0.50 Credit

In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life-- including information on self-discovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development from infancy to adulthood. They also focus on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.

Fashion & Interior Design
0.50 Credit

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you will explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you will develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you will be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

Nutrition
0.50 Credit

This course takes students through a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. Students will learn about world-wide views of nutrition, nutrient requirements, physiological processes, food labeling, healthy weight management, diet related diseases, food handling, nutrition for different populations, and more. Students will gain important knowledge and skills to aid them in attaining and maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

Nutrition
Personal and Family Finance
0.50 Credit

How do our personal financial habits affect our financial future? How can we make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing? This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans. Students will learn more about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft.

Real World Parenting
0.50 Credit

Parenting involves more than having a child and providing food and shelter. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps parents can take to create the best environment for their children. Parenting roles and responsibilities, nurturing and protective environments for children, positive parenting strategies, and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course.

Spanish 1
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish.
Learn basic Spanish grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

Spanish 2
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish.
In Spanish II, students travel virtually through Central America and the Caribbean, spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even the hospital. In this course, students broaden their Spanish vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar. They meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for the plane ride home, students also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States. The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

Spanish 3
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This is a two Quarter class. S1 must be completed prior to taking S2.

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish.
In Spanish III, students will meet and virtually accompany four teens with Hispanic backgrounds as they learn about and travel to several Spanish-speaking countries. Students have many opportunities to use the Spanish they already know as well as to expand their vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, and experiences with Spanish-speaking countries. The purpose of this course is to provide many experiences where students can use Spanish. Completely immersed in Spanish, students speak, listen, read, write, and collaborate with other students in Spanish this course. They also gain knowledge and perspectives about Spanish-speaking countries and from Spanish-speaking people. Spanish III is a rigorous course and is not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 8-10 hours per week designated to be successful.

Spanish 4
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This class is 2 Quarters. S1 must be completed before taking S2.

At iForward, we have a Spanish teacher with live lessons every day in each class. We also offer our students the use of Rosetta Stone in order to become more fluent in speaking and understanding Spanish.
The main objective of the Spanish IV course is to develop students' interpersonal communication skills in Spanish. The fundamental objective is for the students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings. This objective is achieved through highly engaging course content and interactive simulations, which give students ample opportunities throughout the course to integrate reading, writing, and speaking. Students are exposed to literature, historical and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic newspapers and magazines, music, movie, radio and television productions, literary texts, and virtual visits online. Students will also use Spanish to access information and to compare and contrast cultural elements of Spanish-speaking countries with their own.

World Foreign Language Exploratory
0.50 Credit

This offers students a chance to look at a foreign language through Rosetta Stone to determine if the language they choose is the right one for them. May be taken all 4 quarters. They must progress to a certain point in Rosetta and also attend live lessons studying a bit of history and culture on the country that speaks the language students choose to learn.

Rosetta Poster
French, German, Chinese, Japanese
1.00 Credit
Prerequisites: 
English 9

These Foreign Languages are offered through our network of schools (they do not have live lessons). There are these choices:
French I, II, and III
German I, II, and III
Chinese I, II, and III
Japanese I, II, and III

Beginning Piano I & II
0.50 Credit

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Music & You: Independent Study
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
By instructor permission

Do you have a love of music? Do you have a musical specialty? Work with our music teacher to prepare an individualized program to help you develop your musical talents in an area of musical interest to you. In Independent Study Music, students who have already demonstrated success in prior music classes will have an opportunity to further investigate an area of music that interests them - whether it be learning an instrument, composing, or researching! Students will create a learning goal and design their learning plan for the quarter, with teacher approval. From there, students will work on their independent learning plan, share their progress with classmates, and present their results to the class!

Music Appreciation
0.50 Credit

Music is part of everyday lives and reflects the spirit of our human condition. To know and understand music, we distinguish and identify cultures on local and global levels. This course will provide students with an aesthetic and historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth First Century. Students will acquire basic knowledge and listening skills, making future music experiences more informed and satisfying

Music of the World
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
None

This course will look at musical examples from cultures around the world, from Polynesia to America. We will explore a variety of songs in detail, studying each song’s use of the elements of music, as well as the function of music in various cultural and social situations. This course will cover some Western music but will focus primarily on folk and popular styles of music. Students will gain exposure to the music of various cultures. Students will also develop critical listening skills as they explore different musical experiences. No previous musical experience is required!

Music Production
0.50 Credit

In Music Production, we will explore the technology and industry behind the music world. Students will study the technology used in recording, editing, and mixing sounds, and creating music videos. Students will also study and explore the role of a producer in creating music. This course will survey some of the recording technologies used in the music world, as well as some of the business aspects of the music industry. No previous musical experience is required!

Song Writing
Performance Studio
0.50 Credit

Private Lessons

Song Writing for Everyone
0.50 Credit

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Song Writing
ACT Prep
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
This class is required for all students Q2 of their 11th grade year.

The state of Wisconsin requires all students to take the ACT test during their junior year of high school. This course will help prepare students to do their best on the ACT exam. iForward will purchase the Official Online ACT class for each of our students to prepare for this important exam.

American Sign Language I S1
0.50 Credit

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture - social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

American Sign Language I S2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
American Sign Language I S1

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

American Sign Language 2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
American Sign Language 1

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, emphasis in this course is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.

Critical Thinking and Study Skills
0.50 Credit

Critical Thinking and Study Skills teaches students how to get better grades and higher test scores, and increase their success in high school. Students who already perform well in school will learn new study skills and testing skills that will help them get even better. Students who struggle in school will learn about Success Mindsets, study skills, and testing skills to help them perform at new levels. This course teaches the ACE test-taking method to increase scores on key tests such as the ACT, SAT, and tests for graduation.

Leadership Skills Development I S1
0.50 Credit

Part one of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role.
In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

Leadership Skills Development I S2
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Leadership Skills Development I S1

Part two of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role.
In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

Leadership Skills Development II
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Leadership Skills Development I

Increase your confidence and build your social skills as you learn how to overcome many of the toughest challenges teens face. Discover how your 'super-charged' teen brain really works, so you can make better decisions, have more fun, and achieve more. Learn how to conquer peer pressure, social anxiety, and the unnecessary risks that can derail your future. By the end of your training, you will have new power to direct your own life and lead your classmates. Throughout the course, you will be coached by Mawi Asgedom, a Harvard graduate and student success expert who has written eight books and trained over 1,000,000 students.

Peer Counseling
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Must have completed leadership skills development S1 and S2 with grades of B- or above

Are you the person that people come to for advice? Does it seem that your friends always talk to you about their problems? If so, Peer Counseling may be the perfect course for you. It offers ways for you to explore this valuable skill and better understand how it can make a difference in the lives of others. Helping people achieve their personal goals is one of life's most rewarding experiences, and Peer Counseling will show you the way to provide support, encouragement, and resource information. Learn how to observe others as a Peer Counselor as you carefully listen and offer constructive, empathic communication while enhancing your own communication skills.

Social Media: Our Connected World
0.50 Credit

Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you've already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You'll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit -personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

Thinking and Learning Strategies
0.50 Credit

Train your brain's thinking skills and get fit for academics! In this course, you will "coach" your "team" of thinking skills to meet academic challenges. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students develop critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. Students also gain reading, writing, organization, and study strategies--a powerful one-two punch for any student at any level!

Freshman Academy
0.25 Credit
Prerequisites: 
For students in 9th Grade

This course is part of our freshman transition program and is designed to help students gain tools to be successful in high school and beyond. We study careers, different types of colleges and training, and lifestyles and skills to be successful in today’s economy. Students learn about the cost of living, complete interest and career inventories, learn how to search for scholarships and career information, and develop healthy study, work and relationship skills. This .25 credit course should have no outside of class homework if students utilize their time allotted in class to complete assignments.

Senior iForward
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
The student must be a high school senior to compete this class.

iForward's "Senior iForward" course embodies several elements of learning and planning around the student's current goals and future plans. The three major elements are: (1) the student's Senior Community Volunteer Service Project, (2) completion of the Post-High School & Beyond Plan, and (3) development, maintenance, and completion of the Senior Student Portfolio and Presentation.

Work Study
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Senior Standing

For our senior students who have completed their credit and course requirements and who would like to work until graduation, this class will offer you support and encouragement while working.

Independent Study
0.50 Credit
Prerequisites: 
Senior Standing

For our senior students who have completed their credit and course requirements and who would like to pursue independent study until graduation, this class will offer you support and encouragement while exploring an area of interest.

Several Different Courses - Contact your Counselor for More Info
Prerequisites: 
ECCP- Grades 9-12; Start College Now- Grades 11 and 12 (subject to individual requirements of the programs, may include GPA minimum)

Youth Options - you take the class and we pay the bill! Earn both high school AND college credit.