New Courses for 2020-2021 School Year:
319 Design Survey 1 sem 9-12 0.5
This art course explores the theories of design and artists that apply these theories in their work. This is a non art making course for students to look at the “Why” of art making. Students will look at and discuss the works of 21st century art makers.
Revised Courses for 2020-2021 School Year:
929 JA Economics/Personal Fiance (Junior Achievement) name change to:
929 Introduction to Economics ₲ 1 sem. 11-12 0.5
This class fulfills the Personal Finance Class graduation requirement for Class of 2021, 2022, & 2023. Introduction to Economics introduces students to the importance of making wise financial decisions. The program demonstrates the importance of planning, goal setting, and thoughtful decision-making within the context of personal financial decisions. The course also provides a basic working knowledge of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to career opportunities, consumer issues, and helps reinforce important academic and leadership skills including: research and data analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Re-Activated Courses for 2020-2021 School Year:
131 ©Advanced Food Science 1 yr 10-12 1.0
This year-long food science course is a continuation of Food Science. Additional units include microbiology, vitamins, minerals, fermentation, preservation, and packaging with an emphasis on food safety. It provides hands-on activities for students to observe the application of science used in the development, preservation and production of food products.
Prerequisite: Food Science
621 Exploring the Human Experience Through Literature 1 sem 12 .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.
447 ©Digital Electronics (DE) TC (PLTW) 1 yr 10-12 1.0
This course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games, and computers. Students use industry-standard computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems, and use appropriate components such as discrete logic devices or programmable logic devices to build their designs. Students use mathematics and science in solving real-world engineering problems. This course covers several topics, including: Analog and digital fundamentals, Number systems and binary addition, Logic gates and functions, Bolean algebra and circuit design, Decoders, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, Flip-flops, Counters, Registers and other Sequential Circuits.
Prerequisite: IED (Introduction to Engineering Design) & Algebra 1
Deactivated Courses for 2020-2021 School Year:
949 American Minority Studies: Race, Ethnicity and Sex/Gender ₲ 1 sem. 11-12 0.5
This course is a social, political and historical overview of the issues, conflicts and successes of racial, ethnic and gender minorities in America. The course will focus on the past and present experiences minorities go through in the United States, how the US government responded and acted, along with how the public has viewed minority issues throughout US History.