New Courses for 2019-2020 School Year:
621 Exploring the Human Experience Through Literature 1 sem 12 0.5
This course is a college prep course for seniors who have a passion for reading. Students will examine a multitude of genres with universal themes and unique writing styles. Students will analyze this literature to better understand the human experience. Students will also explore what literature can teach people about themselves and how culture can shape a person’s life and viewpoints. The class is meant to help students build reading comprehension and discussion skills required at the collegiate level.
642 Professional Writing and Communication 1 sem 12 0.5
This is a course for seniors who are preparing for post-high school education in vocational careers, apprenticeships, agriculture, the workforce, the military, or 2-year degree programs. Students will focus on building their written communication skills as it applies to their career path of choice. This course does not focus on fiction or creative writing, but instead on workplace, business, informational, and professional writing. Students should expect to spend the majority of each unit writing.
3120 Illustration Studio 1 sem 9-12 0.5
In this studio, students will focus on creating a portfolio of two dimensional work exploring different processes of illustration. Student work will be based on themes from popular culture, current events, or that relate to everyday life.
*Prerequisite: C or better in Introduction to 2D Studio
Revised Courses for 2019-2020 School Year:
Art Fundamentals changed to:
311 Introduction to 2D Studio 1 sem 9-12 0.5
This class is available to all students. In this course, students will be introduced to the Studio Process by exploring two dimensional art media, social issues, current events, and popular culture. Students will have daily homework and be required to keep a visual journal.
3110 Introduction to 3D Studio 1 sem 9-12 0.5
This class is available to all students. In this course, students will be introduced to the Studio Process by exploring three dimensional art media, social issues, current events, and popular culture. Students will have daily homework and be required to keep a visual journal.
Draw and Paint 1 changed to:
312 Drawing & Painting Studio 1 sem 9-12 0.5
In this studio, students will focus on creating a portfolio of two dimensional work exploring methods in both drawing and painting. Student work will be based on themes from popular culture and current events.
*Prerequisite: C or better in Introduction to 2D Studio
Sculpture changed to:
315 Sculpture Studio 1 sem 9-12 0.5
In this studio, students will focus on creating a portfolio of three dimensional work exploring additive and subtractive methods of sculpture based on themes from popular culture and current events.
Prerequisite: C or better in Introduction to 3D Studio
Ceramics changed to:
316 Ceramics Studio 1 sem 9-12 0.5
In this studio, students will focus on creating a portfolio of three dimensional work exploring clay building methods. Their work will be based on themes from popular culture and current events.
*Prerequisite: C or better in Introduction to 3D Studio
Advanced Art changed to:
318 ©Artist Studio 1 sem 11-12 0.5
This class is an open studio format where learners create a body of work based on themes chosen by them. Students can explore these themes through any media or discipline from their completed course tree.
*Prerequisite: Completion of either all of the 2D courses(311,312,& 3120) or all of the 3D courses(3110, 315, & 316) with a grade of C or better and teacher approval.
Drama 2/3 changed to:
636 Drama 2 1 sem. 11-12 0.5
Students will dive further into character analysis through a deeper exploration of characters motives, objectives, and tactics as well as script analysis through various scenes, monologues, and even a full-length production.
Prerequisite: Drama 1
637 Drama 3 1 sem. 11-12 0.5
Continue dramatic exploration in the “Styles” class. In this class, students will explore Greek theatre, Shakespearean, Restoration, Absurdism, and Contemporary theatre styles, how they are different, but also how they build upon each other. This will be accomplished through various scenes and monologues.
Prerequisite: Drama 2
Computer Applications 1/2 changed to:
*2115 ©Computer Applications 1 TC (LTC) 1 sem. 9-12 0.5
This course is an advanced study of the Microsoft Office software - Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students will choose a minimum of 2 software packages to study during the semester and work independently to complete learning activities to master the use of the software. At the end of each quarter, students will take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Industry Certification Exam related to their unit of study. This opportunity allows students to earn industry-recognized certification without paying the fee for this exam.
*2116 ©Computer Applications 2 TC (LTC) 1 sem. 9-12 0.5This course provides students an opportunity to complete work on software packages not completed in Computer Apps 1. Career options: Microsoft Office is the software used in the business world and at colleges today. Therefore, this course is recommended for college-bound students as well as those entering the workforce.
Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
*Students earning a C or better in Computer Applications 1 or 2 will be granted the following transcripted credits at LTC based on the software units they complete during the semester (2 units are required in a semester). There is no fee for these credits.
Completed Word - 1 credit for LTC Word Level 1
Completed Excel - 1 credit for LTC Excel Level 1
Completed PowerPoint - 1 credit for LTC PowerPoint Level 1
Completed Access – 1 credit for LTC Access Level
Re-Activated Courses for 2019-2020 School Year:
118 Natural Resources and Sustainability 1 sem 10-12 0.5
Explore the interrelationships between ecosystems and humans through studying land, water, and air. Concepts include current issues associated with laws/regulations, habitats, forestry, weather, conservation, preservation, and natural resources.