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MARINA HIGH SCHOOL COURSE CATALOG 2017-2018

Table of Contents

Marina High School Resources ...............................................................................................................................................1

HBUHSD Graduation Requirements ......................................................................................................................................2

Academic Recognition ............................................................................................................................................................3

A-G Requirements ...................................................................................................................................................................6

Out of District Courses, Credit & Grading Policies ................................................................................................................8

NCAA Eligibility Requirements..............................................................................................................................................9

Schedule Change Policy ............................................................................................................................................10

Course Descriptions and Pathways by Department

History/Social Science .............................................................................................................................................12

English ......................................................................................................................................................................15

Math .........................................................................................................................................................................18

Science .....................................................................................................................................................................21

Foreign Language .....................................................................................................................................................24

Visual and Performing Arts .....................................................................................................................................27

Business ....................................................................................................................................................................31

Family and Consumer Sciences ...............................................................................................................................33

Industrial Technology ..............................................................................................................................................35

Non-Departmental Electives ....................................................................................................................................37

Pell/ELD/SDAIE ......................................................................................................................................................39

Physical Education & Athletics ...............................................................................................................................40


Marina High School Resources
To Find Out About Contact

Advanced Placement Exams ..................................................................................... Assistant Principal/Teacher


Alternative Education enrollment (transfer) ....................................................... Home School Assistant Principal
Athletic team tryouts ........................................................................................... Athletic Director/Activities Office
Attendance ............................................................................................................................... Attendance Office
California High School Proficiency Test (Applications)............................................. College & Career Specialist
California Scholarship Federation ..................................................................................................... CSF Advisor
Career Technical Education (CTE) .................................................................................................. CTE Teacher
Change of address/phone/guardian ...................................................................................... Guidance Specialist
Clubs on campus .......................................................................................................................... Activities Office
College admission information/applications ................................. College & Career Specialist/School Counselor
College entrance exams (ACT/SAT/PSAT/PLAN) .................................................. College & Career Specialist
Counseling and Crisis Intervention ....... Student Support Psychologist/School Psychologist/ School Counselor
Credit Makeup - Adult School .................................................................. School Counselor/Guidance Specialist
Discipline ................................................................................................................................. Assistant Principal
Enrollment ............................................................................................................................. Guidance Specialist
Foreign Exchange Student Programs ......................................................................... Director, Student Services
Grading ............................................................................................................................ Teacher/Asst. Principal
Graduation status ..................................................................................... Guidance Specialist/School Counselor
Health services ................................................................................................................................. Health Office
Home teacher services ................................................................................................................... School Nurse
Parking permit .......................................................................................................................... Assistant Principal
Permission to leave campus early .......................................................................................... Attendance Office
Permission to visit campus ...................................................................................................... Assistant Principal
Progress in class ...................................................................................................................................... Teacher
Progress reports (4-1/2, 9, 12 and 18 week mailed reports to parent) ....................................................Registrar
Registration/course selection ................................................................................................ Guidance Specialist
ROP enrollment ................................................................................................................ ROP Career Specialist
Scholarships/Financial Aid (college).......................................................................... College & Career Specialist
Special Education Services ....................................... Special Ed Department/Case Carrier/School Psychologist
Test scores (high school) ....................................................................................................................... Registrar
Transcript copies (www.parchment.com) ............................................................................................ Registrar
Withdrawal from school ...................................................................................... Guidance Specialist/Attendance
Work permit ............................................................................................... Switchboard/College & Career Center

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HBUHSD Graduation Requirements

1. Total credits required: 220


Including 155 credits from required courses students may earn a maximum of 40 credits per semester

2. Courses required: (One year = 10 credits)


Credits Completed Needed
English* 4 yrs. 40 _____ _____
World History 1 yr. 10 _____ _____
U. S. History 1 yr. 10 _____ _____
U. S. Government 1/2 yr. 5 _____ _____
Economics 1/2 yr. 5 _____ _____
Mathematics** 3 yrs. 30 _____ _____
Physical Science 1 yr. 10 _____ _____
Life Science 1 yr. 10 _____ _____
Health (9th gr.) 1/2 yr. 5 _____ _____
Physical Education 2 yrs. 20 _____ _____
Visual & Performing Arts or 1 yr 10 _____ _____
World Language or
Career Technical Education

3. Complete four years of high school

* Students shall be enrolled in English each semester in high school regardless of total credits earned
** One year of math must be completed in the junior or senior year; successful completion of Algebra I is
a State Education Code requirement.

Commencement Recognition
Board Policy 5127

Each graduating class of students will have the opportunity to be honored with Summa Cum
Laude, a cumulative 7th semester GPA of 4.40+, and Magna Cum Laude, a 7th semester cu-
mulative GPA of 4.00 - 4.39. Each school administrative team will determine recognition rega-
lia that coincides with awards and graduation ceremonies.

The following HBUHSD academic recognition programs include:

Scholars with Distinction


Scholars with Honors
Scholars with Expertise
STAR Achievers
CSF Sealbearers
Seal of Biliteracy

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Academic Recognition Program - Required Course of Study

Required Scholar Scholar Scholar


with Expertise with Honors with Distinction
Meets CSU minimum Meets or exceeds CSU Meets UC recommendations
requirements requirements

gr 10 - 12 GPA of 2.5+ gr 10 - 12 GPA of 3.0+ gr 10 - 12 GPA of 3.6+


1. GPA Criteria
in all a-g courses in all a-g courses in all a-g courses

Earn a grade of C or better in Earn a grade of C or better in Earn a grade of C or better in


2. Letter Grade
a-g courses a-g courses a-g courses

3. Character Academic Honesty Academic Honesty Academic Honesty

4. Courses

LOTE 2 years (same language)*** 2 years (same language)*** 3 years (same language)***
(Language other than
English)

Adv. Math 3 years including Algebra 2 4 years including Algebra 2** 4 years (4th year level beyond
Algebra 2/Trig.**)

Lab Science 2 years 2 years* 3 years*

1 year Biology (d) 1 year Biology (d) 1 year Biology (d)

1 year Physical Science 1 year Physical Science 1 year Physical Science


(d or g) (d or g) (d or g)

VPA/CTE 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year


(Visual Performing Arts
and Career Technical
Education)

5. Additional Concentration Area AP Courses - 4 year long courses


Three years (6 semesters) with
grades of B or better from one of
these areas:
1. Agriculture
2. Athletics
Scholars must
3. Business/Computers
also complete
4. Family/Consumer St.
all diploma
5. Industrial Technology
requirements
6. Leadership
7. Performing Arts
8. Visual Arts
9. Approved Career Focus
10. MUN
11. CIBACS
12. Career Technical Ed.
13. AVID

* Option: 2 years (Biology and Physics) may be fulfilled by Integrated Science 2 and 3
** 4th year of UC approved Math which requires Algebra 2 as a pre-requisite
*** Students who have satisfied the LOTE requirement through an alternative means are also eligible

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Academic Recognition Program
Q. Is a grade of C or better in all required courses necessary to be a candidate for any of the three Scholars
Programs?
A. Yes. If a student earns a grade of D or F in a required course, it must be repeated to earn a grade of C or better.
Most students will repeat the course through Adult Education enrollment when available. If a student earns a low
grade in a college prep course completed in addition to the specific subject requirements (such as a 4th year of lab
science), it will not affect candidacy for the Scholar program.

Q. As I entered my senior year, I dropped from candidacy as Scholar with Distinction to Scholar with Honors,
which I found was due to my deficiency in the number of completed AP courses. I have completed one AP
course and am taking three additional AP courses as a senior. Why am I not considered a Scholar with Dis-
tinction as an entering senior since I have three AP courses in progress?
A. The transcript evaluation of scholar candidacy each semester includes automatic measurement of the probable com-
pletion of 4 years of AP by June of the senior year. If a student completes 2 years of AP with a grade of C or better
by the end of the junior year, the student is considered to be making typical progress towards the completion of the
Scholar with Distinction program. In this example, the student taking three AP courses in the senior year will result
in the shift back to candidacy for Scholar with Distinction when the senior AP grades of C or better appear on the
midyear transcript.

Q. I did not take a college prep level English course for one year. May the four-year college prep English re-
quirement for Scholar recognition be waived?
A. No. If a student is missing one or more semesters of college prep English, the deficiency may be made up by com-
pleting the required English credit through Adult School to become qualified.

Q. I transferred into the HBUHSD as a senior and did not take any lab science at my prior school. Since I did
not take the courses required for the Academic Recognition Program in my prior school, can the science
requirement(s) be waived?
A. No. The recognition given to Scholars is in celebration of completing a rigorous curriculum. If all course/credit/GPA
requirements are still incomplete by June of the senior year, a student will not be identified as a Scholar at com-
mencement or on the final transcript.

Q. The Scholar with Distinction program requires three years of lab science. Which lab science courses qual-
ify for Scholar with Distinction?
A. Two of the three years of lab science must include Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The third year can be selected
from any UC-approved lab science course (refer to high school list of college prep courses on the web at
https://doorways.ucop.edu/list).

Q. I completed Spanish 1 in eighth grade. Do I need three years in high school?


A. No, but recommended. The three required years of foreign language are completed when a student earns a grade
of C or better in both semesters of Spanish 3 in the sophomore year. The advantages of continuing in the language
and completing AP Spanish 4 are related to better preparation in the language, college competition, as well as com-
pleting one of the yearlong AP courses in the Scholar with Distinction program.

Q. If I get a D first semester and a C second semester, will the grade of C clear the grade deficiency?
A. No. Repeating the fall course at Adult Education is one way to make up grade deficiencies.

Q. Does Algebra 2/Trig count for both one year of Algebra 2 and one semester of Trigonometry?
A. No. Both Algebra 2 and Algebra 2/Trig fulfill the one-year Algebra 2 requirement only.

Q. If I finish Precalculus as a junior, do I have to have a senior year math to be a Scholar?


A. No, but you should consider that all universities expect two semesters of advanced math in the senior year.

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Academic Recognition
The State Seal of Biliteracy

The 21st Century requires specialized skills of graduates in order for them to compete
successfully. One of these skills is proficiency in one or more languages. Those graduates
who have shown exemplary achievement in acquiring another language are now recognized
and awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma. The State Seal of Biliteracy is
recognition from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of graduating high school
seniors. Beginning with the Class of 2014, The State Seal of Biliteracy will be given to those
HBUHSD graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and
writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The State Seal of Biliteracy certifies
that the graduate has met all of the required criteria identified in Education Code 5146. The
criteria include:

Completion of English requirements needed for graduation with an overall GPA of 2.0

Scoring at the Proficient level or above (380+) on the California High School Exit Exam
(CAHSEE), or a locally determined assessment at the proficient level in
English/Language Arts (ELA) set for native English speakers administered at grade
eleven

Proficiency in one or more languages other than English, demonstrated through one of
the following methods:

o Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a foreign


language with an overall GPA of 3.0

o Passing a foreign language Advanced Placement exam with a score of 3 or


higher or an International Baccalaureate exam with a score of 4 or higher

o Passing the SAT II foreign language exam with a score of 600 or higher

Note: Currently, there is no standardized test available for students of Vietnamese.


Therefore, an alternate assessment will be provided at the district office in March 2017. All
candidates wishing to demonstrate proficiency outside of a four year course of study must
apply for the Seal of Biliteracy. Applications are available through the students Guidance
Specialist office beginning in February 2017. The Alternate Assessment test in Vietnamese
will be administered in March 2017. All qualified students will be notified in April 2017.

If the primary language of the student is other than English, he or she must attain the
early advanced proficiency level on the English Language Development Test and meet
the criteria listed above.

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The University of California and California State University
A-G Subject Requirements

Use your most recent transcript and the UC approved list of courses to track your completion
of the 15 required courses for freshman UC/CSU admission. University approved course lists
are available at https://doorways.ucop.edu/list and in your high school Career Center. Your
College and Career Specialist in the Career Center is there to help in your college admission
planning, and is also the resident expert in the admission test requirements. Use the web to
determine the latest changes in CSU and/or UC admission policies.

Meeting minimum requirements may not result in admission to some campuses and college
majors. If the number of students who apply to a university for admission exceeds the spaces
available for a particular campus or major, the campus will look for students who completed
more than the minimum subject requirements. Qualified students are strongly encouraged to
take coursework at the Honors and/or Advanced Placement course level(s) in high school.
Preferred minimum preparation for many major fields of study: 4th/5th level of math (incl. Pre-
calculus or AP Calculus or AP Statistics), 3 years lab science (Biology, Chemistry and Phys-
ics), and at least 3 years foreign language.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better each semester

Minimum Subject Requirements: A-G pattern 7* 8* 9 10 11 12


7 of the 15 required courses must be completed as a Jr./Sr.
Enter Semester Grades Below
a. U.S. History - 1 year
World History (or AP European History) - 1 year

b. College Prep English


4 years

c. Advanced Math (Alg. 1, Geometry and Alg. 2 [or Alg. 2/Trig])


3 years required; 4 years recommended

d. Laboratory Science (from biology, chemistry, physics)


2 years** required; 3 years recommended

e. World Language (same language)


2 years required; 3 years recommended

f. Visual or Performing Arts*** (one yearlong course)

g. Advanced Course/Academic Elective


One additional year approved academic elective
1. Advanced Math - 4th year
2. World Language - 3rd year Broaden you admission options:
3. Lab Science - 3rd year Continue to enroll in academic ar-
4. Social Science - Government, Economics, Psychology, etc. or eas even when the 15 minimum
5. Visual/Performing Arts (Advanced) UC/CSU subject requirements are
completed.

* 7th and 8th grade courses in Math and World Language do count in the required subject pattern for
college admissions. However, the credits are not counted towards the high school diploma.
** One year of lab science may be completed in grade 9; CSU requires both biological and physical
science.
*** Refer to your school's UC approved course list for VPA courses offered at your school
(doorways.ucop.edu/list). A one-semester community college VPA course will also meet the one year
CSU/UC admission requirement. Community college credit may not be used toward a diploma. The
community college list may be viewed at www.assist.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions - College Admission Requirements

Q. Where may I check my schools a-g approved course list?


A. The most up-to-date list is always at the UC website (https://doorways.ucop.edu/list).

Q. May I take a credit/no credit instead of receiving a letter grade in college prep
courses?
A. No. According to HBUHSD, CSU, UC and NCAA policies, all requirements must be completed
for a letter grade. The general expectation is that all grades are completed at a C or better.

Q. May I take a Visual & Performing Arts course through a community college to meet the
VPA requirement?
A. Yes, as long as the course clearly falls into a music, dance, theatre, or visual arts area. Find
out which courses are transferable to college at http://www.assist.org.

Q. I take private lessons in the arts. Will this private instruction take the place of a visual or
performing arts course at the high school?
A. No. Private instruction may not be used to meet college admission requirements or to earn
high school credit.

Q. Can language courses taken from a private language school be used to meet the foreign
language e requirement for university admission?
A. No, since the courses are not on a high school a-g course list. If a student completes a lan-
guage through private instruction, then the student may meet the UC subject area requirement
by taking and receiving an acceptable score on a SAT Subject Test or an AP exam if available.

Q. Must students have one year-long course in the Visual/Performing Arts to meet the
f requirement?
A. Yes. UC will not accept two semesters of VPA taken in two different areas, but may allow a
year-long VPA to be taken in 2 separate semesters in different grade levels.

Q. If a community college course is UC transferable (e.g., English 101), may this course be
used to also satisfy a UC admission requirement?
A. Yes. Usually a 3-unit college course equals one year of high school credit. If it is a transferable
college course, the student will also receive Honors credit toward the high school a-g GPA for
university admission purposes. For a list of transferable community college courses, go to the
ASSIST website (www.assist.org).

Q. If a community college course is transferable to UC, does the community college course
need to be reflected on the high schools a-g course list?
A. No. Community college courses are entered into a separate section of the students university
application form.

Q. Can courses taught through home schooling be used for UC admission eligibility and/or
high school diploma credit?
A. No. Only WASC-accredited public or private schools may have a UC approved course list or
have courses and credits transfer to schools in the HBUHSD.

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OUT OF DISTRICT COURSES, CREDIT & GRADING POLICIES
Summary of Board Policies (BP) 6142.1 & Administrative Regulations (AR) 6178.2 and 5121

California Education Code 48070 grants the governing board the right to adopt policies
regarding student promotion and retention. The HBUHSD policies in place that address
course grades and granting of credits are BP 6178.2 and ARs 6178.2, 5121.

The HBUHSD offers several ways to help students remediate course deficiencies such as
programs in alternative education and after regular school credit recovery at each site. If
these programs do not offer a specific needed course or they do not fit into the impacted
student schedule, a student and parent may apply to take courses during the summertime
at an accredited institution and place those grades and credits on the HBUHSD transcript.
A limit of only 10 credits may be granted towards graduation requirements each summer
session.

Any student wishing to take courses outside of the HBUHSD must speak with an
administrator. Students may be concurrently enrolled in schools outside of the district during
the year or in summer, but will only receive credits or grades on the HBUHSD transcript if it
is pre-approved in writing and for special circumstances. In general, credits and grades
from an out of district institution will only be placed on the HBUHSD transcript if taken
during the summer months for remediation purposes or if the student needs 10 credits in
the Visual and Performing Arts subject area for college admissions eligibility.

Board Policy 6146.1 states that a total of 220 credits are required to receive a high school
diploma. Further, students may earn a maximum of 40 credits each semester on the
HBUHSD transcript and 10 credits each summer. Students may be concurrently enrolled in
the HBUHSD and another school or program for enrichment and/or to gain a specialty in a
desired career pathway. However, without administrative approval and written permission,
those courses, grades and credits will not be applied to the HBUHSD transcript and/or
graduation requirements. The student may request a separate transcript from that institution
if they need to verify that record for any future purposes.

A student transcript is an official document and record of student course offerings and
achievement in those courses. If a student receives a D or F, and makes a decision to
repeat the course to remediate the original grade, both courses and grades will appear on
the transcript as a true historical record of the students progress. However, in most cases,
a college or institution will use the higher grade for evaluation of student record decisions.

Students hoping to retake courses for college admissions or for NCAA Eligibility should first
research whether or not taking those courses will satisfy the requirement they are
remediating. Go to www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org for more information.

For California a-g college entrance requirements or to search another California high
school or program, go to www.ucop.edu/doorways.

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NCAA College Freshman Eligibility Requirements
Sometimes issues involving NCAA eligibility may result in modifications of NCAA requirements.
Check for updates of NCAA policies and current press releases on the NCAA homepage.
Class of 2017 requirements will change - see website: 2point3.ncaa.org

NCAA phone: 1-317-917-6222 NCAA Web: www.ncaa.org


Eligibility Center phone: 1-877-262-1492 Eligibility Center Web: www.eligibilitycenter.org

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is an athletic governing body for approximately 800 colleges
and universities. Verification of academic preparation in high school is required for Division One and Division Two
college athletes. The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Center administered by ACT in Indiana handles ALL inquiries re-
garding an individual's initial NCAA eligibility status.

Keep your grades up! The higher your GPA, the lower your ACT or SAT score may be.
A qualified athlete completing all NCAA core courses, GPA, and exam requirements may receive:
College freshman athletic eligibility College athletic scholarships/aid

Academic standards include high school graduation, college admission test scores, high school "NCAA core
GPA," college prep high school coursework, and meeting college admission requirements.

It is the responsibility of the student to file for athletic certification by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Center. This
certification process is typically initiated at the conclusion of the junior year of high school and begins either by
filling out the on-line form at www.eligibilitycenter.org or by requesting a paper form by calling 1-877-262-1492.
The Eligibility Center will compare the six semester transcript and the list of NCAA approved courses for the
specific high school to determine the appropriate certification decision. The certification decision report will be sent
directly to the student and to requesting colleges having an authorized release by the student.

NCAA Examination and NCAA GPA requirements:


Students must request that each ACT or SAT test score be sent directly from the testing company to the
Eligibility Center (Code 9999). Students must meet a sliding index system of ACT or SAT and NCAA GPA; the scale is
such that any drop in NCAA GPA must be offset by additional points on the test.
DIVISION 1
Consider:
NCAA GPA ACT (Sum of Scores) SAT (Total V + M)
It is often easier to improve grades in 3.55 and above 400
37
academic classes than test scores! 3.50 39 420
3.00 52 620
You must send transcripts to NCAA 2.50 68 820
from all high schools attended outside 2.40 71 860
the HBUHSD as well as your present 2.20 79 940
school transcript. 2.00 86 1010

The NCAA does not use the results of the writing portion of either the ACT or SAT.

NCAA Approved Core Academic Courses: (View school list at the Eligibility Center Web Site)
To encourage a student to take as many university preparatory courses as possible, the NCAA GPA will be
computed during college admission evaluation using the best grades earned in a prescribed pattern fulfilling
the required NCAA academic core curriculum. No PE grades are computed!

Required NCAA core academic curriculum for Division 1 and 2 as of class of 2013:
4 years English (same as high school diploma requirement)
3 years Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
2 years Social Science (such as World History, U. S. History, U. S. Government)
2 years Natural or Physical Science (including one year of Lab Science)
1 year additional course in English, Math, or Science (3rd/4th year[s])
4 years additional core courses in any above area or World Language
______
16 total NCAA core courses

Courses must appear on HBUHSD high school transcript.

For NAIA schools, see: playnaia.org


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Marina High School Schedule Change Policy

The California state frameworks, which are tied to schoolwide assessment, require that
instruction begin on the first day of each semester. Teacher allotments are dictated by the
courses that students sign up for in the spring. If a student changes his/her schedule two weeks
into the semester, the student is already behind, thus, results in a loss of learning. Therefore, the
schedule change policy is designed to promote academic success at Marina High School.

Students are given curriculum and registration information each spring. Credits are earned for
passing grades at the end of an 18 week semester. Student initiated schedule changes must be
requested before the beginning of each semester. Therefore, student initiated requests will only
be considered before the beginning of each semester based on availability. Once the semester
begins, there will be no student initiated schedule changes.

Students should see their guidance specialists to complete a schedule change form only if they
meet the requirements for an approved schedule change:

Below are the approved reasons for a schedule change:

Student has been scheduled into a course previously passed


Student has been scheduled into a course out of sequence
(i.e., Spanish 3 before Spanish 1)
Student did not pass a class that was a prerequisite for another
Student has an incomplete schedule
Senior is missing a requirement for graduation
Student is on an athletic team roster
Administrator must balance the class sizes

**All other requests outside these parameters must be requested to and approved by both
teachers, guidance specialist and administrator.**

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MARINA HIGH SCHOOL
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The following pages contain the descriptions and prerequisites of all of the courses
that are taught at Marina High School. They are organized by department and in the
order of the A-G requirements. Courses with an asterisk (*), are CSU/UC approved.
Located after each department, course sequences and career pathways can be found to
aid students and their parent/guardian in course selection and educational planning.

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HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE course will incorporate one of the most AP World History Course Description
DEPARTMENT respected college level Human Geography
textbooks available. For the 11 and 12
th th

Grade students, especially those who have *US HISTORY-12E


WORLD GEOGRAPHY-15B not yet experienced an AP course of study, 10 credits/yr. long course
5 credits/ one semester the AP Human Geography course will help 11 grade
th

9 grade
th
better prepare students for college by Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: None increasing their vocabulary and reading HS, CSU/UC (a)
HS levels, improving their understanding of United States History is a survey of
One of the realities of the contemporary world history and culture, and building historical data, themes, concepts,
world is the increasing influence of other necessary critical thinking skills needed personalities and interpretations necessary
nations on the daily lives of American for success in the academically rigorous to a basic understanding of our nations
citizens. The World Geography course is world of college courses. Through the past from the Progressive Era (1890s) to
designed to help students better course, students will be prepared for the contemporary times. Students acquire,
comprehend these issues by providing an College Board AP Human Geography explore, and question central ideas and
understanding of the distribution and exam in May. This is an honors level interpretations in American history and
characteristics of the worlds major course. develop more effective writing and
cultures, and of the dynamics of human For a complete course description, visit thinking skills. Major historical periods
migration and cultural diffusion. these AP College Board web sites: and topics include: The Progressive Era,
AP Human Geography Overview World War I, the Jazz Age, the Great
*HONORS WORLD AP Human Geography Description Depression, World War II, the Cold War,
GEOGRAPHY-15C Civil Rights Movement, and Postwar
10 credits/ one year course *WORLD HISTORY-10A American Society.
9 grade
th
10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: Meets qualifications of 10 grade
th
*AP US HISTORY-12K
English Honors 1 Prerequisite: None 10 credits/yr. long course
HS, CSU/UC HS, CSU/UC (a) 11 grade
th

For advanced students who meet the This course is a chronological and/or Prerequisite: B or better in AP World
requirements listed below we offer a more thematic survey of the continuing political, History or pass entry exam.
challenging version of the World Regional economic, and social development of HS, CSU/UC (a)
Geography course described above. This human civilization from 1789 until the This history course gives the students in-
course will give students a more in-depth present. After a brief review of the Rise of depth college level application of the
study of the world from a geographic Democratic Ideas, students will examine the history of the world. Chronological survey
perspective, and will use one of the finest development and contributions of both of the following topics: Age of discovery
World Regional Geography textbooks Western and non-Western civilizations. and founding of the colonies, struggle for
available. The textbook is entitled, The course reflects more of the how and independence and conflicts associated with
Geography: Realms, Regions and why of history than the what. World the launching of a new system of
Concepts by Harm de Blij, and is written at History provides students with an government, the rise of nationalism,
an advanced level helping students build opportunity to study the complex interplay sectional strife and the Civil War,
higher level comprehension skills. of motive, cause, change, chance and Reconstruction, the development of the
The Honors World Regional Geography circumstance of human life. West, expansion of business and industry,
course is essential for students planning to the Spanish-American War, the
take Advanced Placement World History Progressive movement, World War I, the
their sophomore year, and will *AP WORLD HISTORY-10N
10 credits/yr. long course 1920s, the Depression and new Deal,
automatically qualify them for admission to World War II, and problems and promises
the AP course if they earn a minimum 10 grade
th

Prerequisite: B or better in Honors World of America today. Considerable attention


grade of a "B". The course will help is given to the contributions of minority
Geography or pass entry exam.
students transition into the AP World groups. Supplemental readings are
HS, CSU/UC (a)
History course by increasing their required and emphasis is also placed on
AP World History focuses on developing
vocabulary and reading levels, improving the development of writing skills in
students abilities to think conceptually
their understanding of world history and preparations for the AP exam in May.
about world history from approximately
culture, and building the necessary critical For a complete course description, visit
8000 BCE to the present and apply
thinking skills needed for success in a these AP College Board web sites:
historical thinking skills as they learn about
college level course. AP U.S. History Course Overview
the past. Five themes of equal importance
focusing on the environment, cultures, AP U.S. Course Description
*AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 10P 10 state-building, economic systems, and
credits/yr. long course social structures provide areas of *US HISTORY- HYBRID-ONLINE-
11 , 12 , grade
th th
historical inquiry for investigation 12E
Prerequisite: 3.0 Unweighted Academic throughout the course. AP World History 10 credits/yr. long course
GPA minimum or AP Human Geography encompasses the history of the five major 11th grade
teacher recommendation. geographical regions of the globe: Africa, Prerequisite: Orientation
HS, CSU/UC (a,g) the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, HS, CSU/UC (b)
This course is intended for academically with special focus on historical This course is identical in content to US
motivated students who want to experience developments and processes that cross History. The course delivery is through the
a college level course of study in multiple regions. hybrid-online format, meaning students
geography. This course will provide For a complete course description, visit meet in class approximately once per week
students with an in-depth study of the these AP College Board web sites: (schedule to be determined by teacher).
world from a geographic perspective. The AP World History Course Overview The remaining work is completed online

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through Canvas. Students should have economic systems, the making of Treatment of Psychological Disorders to
good time-management skills and be self- economic decisions in a society, economic Historical Approaches, within a variety of
directed. growth, economic fluctuations, national teaching methods, such as discussions,
income and distribution. The nature of readings, and hands-on demonstrations.
consumer decision making, money and Students must be prepared to discuss
*US GOVERNMENT-13E social consumer buying, and the rights and mature themes. Through the course,
5 credits/one semester responsibilities of consumers and citizens students will be prepared to take the
12 grade
th
are also examined. College Board AP Psychology exam in
Prerequisite: None May, and possibly receive college course
HS, CSU/UC (a,g) *AP ECONOMICS-14K credit. For a complete course description,
United States Government is a required 5 credits/one semester visit these AP College Board web sites:
course designed so that students develop a 12 grade
th AP Psychology Overview
deeper understanding of the institutions of Prerequisite: B or better in AP US AP Psychology Description
American government with particular History, or C with teacher
attention paid to the Declaration of recommendation or A in US History
Independence and the Constitution. Other with teacher recommendation & 3.5
primary and secondary sources will be Academic GPA.
incorporated throughout the semester. HS, CSU/UC (g)
Students will be able to discuss and This course is a college level application
analyze current events and understand the of the fundamentals of Economics. The
rights and responsibilities that accompany primary purpose is to present the vital and
American citizenship. The U.S. basic concepts of our American economic
Government curriculum will also be used system that are important to all citizens.
to develop 21st century skills in areas such Discussion of economic practices,
as communication, collaboration, critical production, resources, income and income
thinking, problem-solving, and the use of distribution, business organization, labor
research-based evidence for argumentative monopolies, monetary policies, economic
writing. growth, consumerism, functions and cost
of the government, an international trade is
*AP GOVERNMENT-13K included in the course. Thus, the student
5 credits/one semester can come to an understanding for our
12 grade
th
economic system and compare it with
Prerequisite: C or better in AP other economic systems. A research
Economics or AP Economics teacher project is part of the course requirement.
recommendation For a complete course description, visit
HS, CSU/UC (a,g) these AP College Board web sites:
This college level course gives the students AP Macro-Economics Overview
a comprehensive understanding of United AP Macro-Economics Description
States government and politics. The U.S.
Constitution and American citizens rights, *US GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS-
privileges, and responsibilities are HYBRID-ONLINE-13E/14E
presented in-depth. Supplemental readings 10 credits/yr. long course
are required and there will be a research 12th grade
project assigned. Upon taking this course, Prerequisite: Orientation
students will have a complete HS, CSU/UC (b)
understanding of the governmental This course is identical in content to US
functions of the United States, and will be Government and Economics. The course
better prepared to become fully delivery is through the hybrid-online
functioning citizens in our complex world. format, meaning students meet in class
For a complete course description, visit approximately once per week (schedule to
these AP College Board web sites: be determined by teacher). The remaining
AP Government Course Overview work is completed online through Canvas.
AP Government Course Description Students should have good time-
management skills and be self-directed.
*ECONOMICS-14E
5 credits/one semester *AP PSYCHOLOGY-14P
12 grade
th 10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: None 10 -12 grade
th th

HS, CSU/UC (g) Prerequisite: 3.0 Unweighted Academic


This is a one semester course required of GPA or AP Psychology teacher
all 12 grade students. This course
th recommendation.
provides students with an overview of HS, CSU/UC (g)
general economic theories and principles. AP Psychology is a rigorous, college level
It prepares students to make economic course designed to introduce students to
decisions especially related to life on their the scientific study of the behavior and
own after high school graduation. The mental processes of humans. This survey
study of economics addressed basic class explores a broad range of research
economic problems and nature of topics, from Social Psychology to the

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SOCIAL SCIENCE SEQUENCE
World Geography
( One Semester Elective)
World Geography Honors
9th Grade (Year-long Elective and Concurrent enrollment in English Honors 1)

World History
AP World History
10th Grade *B or better in World Geography Honors or pass entry exam

US History
AP US History
11th Grade *B or better in AP World History or pass entry exam

US Government/Economics
AP Economics/AP US Government
12th Grade *B or better in AP US History or pass entry exam

11TH and 12th Grade Electives


AP Human Geography
AP Psychology

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT *CP ENGLISH 2-02C to the study of American Literature. It is
10 credits/yr. long course expected that students come to class with a
*CP ENGLISH INTENSIVE-01C 10th grade strong background in the writing and
20 credits/yr. long course Prerequisite: None mechanics of the English language. This
9th grade HS, CSU/UC (b) course will refine students abilities to
Prerequisite: 2 years below grade level CP English 2 is a college-prep survey of analyze test with a focus on rhetoric for its
reading skills world literature that includes the study or rhetorical devises. Students will sharpen
HS, CSU/UC (b) mythologies, philosophies, legends and their ability to write for a more specific
CP English 1 Intensive is a two-hour block fables. Students develop critical thinking audience and purpose. It is expected by
course that combines CP English 1and skills by examining the historical, cultural Marina High School and universities that
Developmental Reading 1. It is designed and literary backgrounds of literature; students will take the AP exam in May.
for students who possess foundational analyzing core works; and relating their
reading skills but are below grade level insights to their own lives. Students write *CP ENGLISH 4-04M
with standards acquisition and are not yet essays and improve vocabulary and 10 credits/yr. long course
independently proficient. The course work grammar. 12th grade
includes: college prep, literature-based Prerequisite: None
curriculum and the remedial support of the *CP ENGLISH HONORS 2-02G HS, CSU/UC (b)
READ 180 program. Only CP English 1 is 10 credits/yr. long course CP English 4 is a college-prep course. The
college admissions eligible, the reading 10th grade course work is a chronological study of
support class is not. Prerequisite: C or better CP English historical, philosophical and cultural
Honors 1 or A in CP English 1 w/teacher backgrounds of British literature and its
*CP ENGLISH 1-01C recommendation and/or honors committee influences on the development of the
10 credits/yr. long course approval English-speaking world. This course
9th grade HS, CSU/UC (b) prepares students for success in college
Prerequisite: None CP English Honors 2 is the second course humanities course by developing critical
HS, CSU/UC (b) in a four-year program designed to prepare thinking, writing, speaking, listening, and
CP English 1 is a college-prep, literature- advance students to pass the AP English library research skills.
based course designed for students who examination and to be prepared for college
read near to or above grade level. The level course work. This course features in-
course-of-study focuses students on depth study of world literature and requires *COLLEGE PREPARATORY
developing skills in reading, writing, students to demonstrate critical thinking ENGLISH 4- HYBRID-ONLINE-04M
vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking and writing skills. The curriculum includes 10 credits/yr. long course
and research skills. The course work an integration of writing, vocabulary, 12th grade
introduces the basic literary genres through grammar, speaking, listening, research Prerequisite: Orientation
representative works and authors. In skills and technology. HS, CSU/UC (b)
addition, the curriculum emphasizes This course is identical in content to CP
critical thinking through analysis, *CP ENGLISH 3-03E English 4. The course delivery is through
interpretation, and problem solving. Self- 10 credits/yr. long course the hybrid-online format, meaning students
motivation and self-disciple are requisite 11th grade meet in class approximately once per week
for success in the course because outside Prerequisite: None (schedule to be determined by teacher).
reading and homework are required. HS, CSU/UC (b) The remaining work is completed online
CP English 2 is a college-prep course that through Canvas. Students should have
*CP ENGLISH HONORS 1-01G focuses on the literary, historical and good time-management skills and be self-
10 credits/yr. long course cultural backgrounds of American directed.
9th grade literature through the study of a variety of
Prerequisite: A in regular English genres. The course develops critical
w/teachers recommendation or B or thinking skills through the study of *EXPOSITORY READING AND
better in English Honors course literature, writing, speaking, listening, WRITING (ERWC)-04C
HS, CSU/UC (b) vocabulary, library skills and technology. 10 credits/yr. long course
CP English Honors 1 is the first course in a This course requires students to learn and 12th grade
four-year program designed to prepare demonstrate formal research skills. Prerequisite: Priority enrollment granted to
advanced students to pass the AP English students who score at the Standard Met
examination and to be prepared for college *AP ENGLISH 3-03K level on the EAP
level course work. This course features in- 10 credits/yr. long course HS, CSU/UC (b)
depth study of the literary genres using 11th grade Expository Reading and Writing was
complex literature that requires students to Prerequisite: C or better in CP English developed for those students that earned a
demonstrate critical thinking and writing Honors 2 or A in CP English 2 w/teacher Standard Met on EAP score results. By
skills. The curriculum includes an recommendation and/or honors committee completing this course with a C or better,
integration of writing, vocabulary, approval students who scored at the Standard Met
grammar, speaking, listening, research HS, CSU/UC (b) be exempt from taking the English
skills and technology. The complexity of This course is designed to parallel the first placement test upon entering a Cal State
the course work requires self-direction, year college composition and critical University.
time management and commitment of the thinking class. With a score of 3 or above
students. on the AP exam, it is possible to waive the *AP ENGLISH 4-LITERATURE AND
undergraduate university COMPOSITION-05A
English/Composition course and/or receive 10 credits/yr. long course
college units. There is a heavy work load 12th grade
that includes more expository and Prerequisite: C or better in AP English 3
informational reading, writing, in addition or A in CP English 3 w/teacher
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recommendation and/or honors committee This course is designed for readers who
approval are below grade level with standards
HS, CSU/UC (b) acquisition but will make progress toward
AP English 4 is a college level course that becoming proficient. Students have an
prepares outstanding, dedicated students to understanding of basic phonics,
pass the AP English examination and to be vocabulary, pre-reading and reading skills,
prepared for success in college level but need further development on
humanities course. This course features an increasing reading comprehension,
in-depth study of British literature. fluency, and vocabulary development.
Students are required to analyze literature Students will receive instruction using the
for its theme, structure, style and levels of READ 180 program.
meaning; employ connective learning;
demonstrate critical thinking and writing DEVELOPMENTAL READING 2-54D
skills; and work effectively in cooperation 10 credits/yr. long course
and collaboration with others. The 9th-12th grade
curriculum includes an integration of Placement Criteria: Reading skill below
writing, vocabulary, grammar, speaking, grade level
listening, research skills and technology. This course is designed for the readers
The class discussions, writing assignments who possess most of the foundational
and regular complex homework in the reading skills but are below grade level
course require self-direction, time with standards acquisition and are not yet
management, and commitment of the independently proficient. Students in this
students. Students are expected to take the course require explicit and systematic
AP exam in May by both Marina High instruction and rely on quality of
School and universities. instruction and teacher. Students have
mastered phonics and pre-reading skills,
LANGUAGE! C-54A but need further development on text
10 credits/yr. long course handling, academic vocabulary, fluency,
9th-12th grade and higher-level comprehension analysis.
Placement Criteria: Reading skill 4 or
more years below grade level
HS
This program provides instruction by a
teacher with special training. The
Language! program is for readers who are
significantly below grade level and require
substantial intervention. Intervention
program includes: phonemic concepts,
phonemic awareness drills, phoneme
grapheme correspondence, work
recognition/spelling, vocabulary, test
reading and comprehension.

LANGUAGE! D-54B
10 credits/yr. long course
9th-12th grade
Prerequisite: Language! C
HS
This program provides instruction by a
teacher with special training. The
Language! program is a reading course for
readers who are significantly below grade
level and have the foundations of reading
in place and are beginning to decode and
spell multi-syllabic words, expand and
build upon literal and interpretative
comprehension strategies. Language! D
course work includes: phonemic concepts,
phonemic awareness drills, phoneme
grapheme correspondence, work
recognition/spelling, vocabulary, text
reading and comprehension.

DEVELOPMENTAL READING 1-54C


10 credits/yr. long course
9th-12th grade
Placement Criteria: Reading skill 2 or
more years below grade level
HS
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ENGLISH COURSE SEQUENCE

CP English 1
CP English Honors 1*
9th Grade

CP English 2
CP English Honors 2*
10th Grade

CP English 3
AP English Language*
11th Grade

CP English 4
Expository Reading and Writing Composition (ERWC)
12th Grade AP English Literature*

*Honors and/or AP students must earn a C or better to qualify and Summer


reading/assignment will be required.

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MATH Prerequisite: 9th grade- HBUHSD This course is a study of the circular and
placement score of 35; grades 10-12- B trigonometric functions. The topics
ALGEBRA PREP-20G or better in Algebra 1 include; inverses, graphs, solutions of
10 credits/yr. long course HS, CSU/UC (c) triangles, identities, polar coordinates, and
9th grade Accelerated Geometry is a course for the applications of these concepts.
Prerequisite: Test scores and teacher exceptional math student. This student
recommendation plans on enrolling in Algebra 2/Trig. the *PROBABILITY/STATISTICS-22R
HS following year. This course develops 5 credits/one semester/2nd sem. only
This course is designed for students that geometric skills and concepts and the 11th 12th grade
have had a history of math difficulty. It is ability to construct formal logical Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
intended that through a focused arguments. Some of the areas covered HS, CSU/UC (c,g)
curriculum, flexible grading and during the first semester include inductive This is a one semester introduction to
differentiated instruction, students will reasoning, geometric proofs, linear probability and statistics designed
gain confidence and proficiency in equations, and coordinate geometry. In the primarily to expose students to terms,
foundation skills as well as initial Algebra 2nd semester, some topics covered in this concepts, and applications. This course
Standards. course are similarity, areas and volumes of includes applications in business, social
prisms, cones, pyramids, cylinders and sciences, and humanities as well as math
*ALGEBRA 1-21I spheres. The course will also investigate and science, and is recommended for
10 credits/yr. long course properties of circles as well as performing students considering any of these fields in
9th-12th grade constructions. college.
Prerequisite: Test scores and teacher
recommendation *ALGEBRA 2-21K
HS, CSU/UC (c) 10 credits/yr. long course *PRECALCULUS-22J
It is expected that these students have 10th -12th grade 10 credits/yr. long course
already been exposed to and have master Prerequisite: 9th grade- 8th grade teacher 10th-12th grade
some initial algebra concepts. This course recommendation; 10th-12th- Completion of Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 2 or
reviews basic algebraic computations Geometry or Accelerated Geometry passing grade in Algebra 2/Trib.
including solving multistep equations, HS, CSU/UC (c) HS, CSU/UC (c,g)
absolute values and inequalities. It covers Algebra 2 extends the study of Algebra 1 This course gives a complete overview of
exponents, scientific notation, solving and Geometry. Students will solve Trigonometry, covers advanced topics in
linear equations, graphing linear equations, equations involving one, two or three Algebra as well as a unit of Statistics. It is
linear inequalities and systems of variables; factor polynomials; investigate rigorous course tailored for college bound
equations. The second part of the course various families of functions and students.
covers solving radical and quadric mathematical relations including linear and
equations, factoring polynomials, quadratic systems, rational expressions and *PRECALCULUS HONORS-22L
simplifying and solving rational equations, complex expressions and 10 credits/yr. long course
expressions and equations. Students will equations. The 2nd semester will further 10th-12th grade
also set up and solve various word extend the student of Algebra 1, Geometry Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra
problems using the above skills and and Algebra 2. Students will investigate 2/Trig.
strategies. various families of functions and HS, CSU/UC (c,g)
mathematical relations including irrational Honors Pre-calculus is a very fast paced
*GEOMETRY-22A expressions and equations, and conic course. During the 1st semester, the course
10 credits/yr. long course sections. The course will also extend expands on many topics that were initially
10th -12 grade students work with probability, statistics introduced in Algebra 2/Trig. The course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of and quadratic equations. will develop Trig. identities, apply
Algebra 1 logarithms to real world situations, and
HS, CSU/UC (c) *ALGEBRA 2/TRIG.-21M require the student to be skilled with the
This course introduces Geometric shapes 10 credits/yr. long course TI-84 calculator. The 2nd semester the
and they will learn to classify polygons Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra 1 and student will be introduced to limits,
and quadrilaterals. They will go throw Accelerated Geometry (9th grade also definition of a derivate, and techniques for
properties of angles and properties of needs teacher recommendation) finding tangent lines for relations,
parallel and perpendicular lines. They will HS, CSU/UC (c) functions, parametric equations and polar
also learn about congruent and similar This course expands on the mathematical equations. The course is designed to
triangle. Students will learn to use logical concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry. prepare students to take AP Calculus the
reasoning to solve proofs build by Students will be working with absolute following year or enroll in calculus at the
theorems and postulates. In the 2nd values, inequalities, complex numbers, college level.
semester, student will explore 2- polynomials, rational expressions,
dimensional and 3-dimensional figures. quadratic functions, logarithms, and be *AP STATISTICS-22A
They will learn to find perimeter, introduced to the fundamentals of 10 credits/yr. long course
circumference, and area of the 2- trigonometry. Students will be given a 10th-12th grade
dimensional figures. They will learn to variety of methods and tools to Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra
find surface area and volume for the 3- comprehend and apply these topics. 2/Trig. or B or better in Algebra 2
dimensional figures. Students will also HS, CSU/UC (c,g)
learn the properties of a circle and an *TRIGONOMETRY-22Q The College Board defines four content
introduction to translations. 5 credits/one semester/1st sem. only areas for the course. These areas are
11th 12th grade Descriptive Statistics, Collecting Data,
*ACCELERATED GEOMETRY-22C Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation Probability and Sampling Distributions,
10 credits/yr. long course HS, CSU/UC (c,g) and Statistical Inference. The course will
9th-12th grade focus on these four areas leading up to the
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AP exam in May. Each semester will
include one group project. The topic of the
first project is Bivariate Data and
Correlation. The second project is on
Statistical Inference and Hypothesis
Testing. The course will also introduce the
students to many Statistical features of the
TI-84 Graphics Calculator.

*AP CALCULUS A/B-23A


10 credits/yr. long course
11th -12th grade
Prerequisite: C or better in Pre-Calculus
or in Pre-Calculus Honors
HS, CSU/UC (c,g)
This is course is equivalent to a college
Calculus 1 class. Students will be expected
to take and pass the AP Calculus exam in
May. Upon passing the AP Calculus exam,
students will receive college credit for
Calculus 1. AP Calculus is a rigorous
course and students should be prepared to
find time outside of the classroom to
complete assignments, and in most cases
seek additional help.

*AP CALCULUS B/C-23B


10 credits/yr. long course
11th -12th grade
Prerequisite: B or better in Pre-Calculus
Honors
HS, CSU/UC (c,g)
Calculus B/C is primarily concerned with
developing the students understanding of
the concepts of calculus and providing
experience with its methods and
applications. The course emphasizes a
multi-representational approach to
calculus, with concepts, results and
problems being expressed geometrically,
numerically, analytically, and verbally. In
addition to the AP Calculus A/B material,
students will be exposed to the following;
Improper Integration, LHopitals Rule,
Infinite Series (including Taylor and
Maclaruin Series, Calculus of Parametric
and Polar Curves, and vector-valued
Functions.

CONSUMER MATH-24G
10 credits/yr. long course
12th grade
Prerequisite: Fulfilled Advanced Math
requirement
HS
Consumer Math is a senior course which
covers the math problems required to be an
informed consumer. Students study topics
such as banking, by and owning a car,
income tax, and insurance and budgeting.
This class receives general math credit.

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MATH COURSE SEQUENCE

Accelerated
Algebra Algebra 1
Geometry
Prep

Algebra
Accelerated
2/Trig Algebra2
Algebra 1 Geometry Geometry

AP Pre
Algebra Statistics Calculus
2/Trig Algebra2
Geometry

Pre
Trig/ Prob/
Calculus
Stat
Honors

AP
AP Pre Pre
Calculus
Consumer Statistics Calculus Calculus
A/B
Algebra2 Math

Pre AP
Trig/ Prob/ AP
Calculus Calculus
Stat Statistics
Honors B/C

DB or better is required to advance to this course

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT chemical and physical features of the interdependence of Earths systems,
ocean, marine invertebrates, marine fishes, human population dynamics, renewable
marine mammals, marine ecology, marine and nonrenewable resources,
Life Sciences
ecosystems and human impact on ocean environmental quality, global change, and
environments. Students will study the environmental decision-making.
*BIOLOGY-27K
interrelationships and adaptations for This course includes; environmental
10 credits/yr. long course
survival that have driven the evolution of science history, basic chemistry, and
9th 12th grade
marine organisms. The course will include physics, ecosystems, communities,
Prerequisite: 9th grade: B or better in 7th
a substantial amount of scientific populations, evolution, terrestrial biomes,
and 8th grade science coursework and 9th
investigations throughout the year to aquatic zones, basic geology, toxicology,
grade math placement of Algebra 1 or
achieve firsthand knowledge and human population growth, good resources,
higher; 10th 12th grade: D or better
understanding of marine life. water resources and pollution, energy
Physical Science
resources, air pollution, global warming,
Standards:
*PHYSIOLOGY-27U ozone depletion, pesticides, sold and
http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/scbiology.a
10 credits/yr. long course hazardous waste, sustaining earth systems,
sp
11th 12th grade sustainable cities, and economics. There is
HS, CSU/UC (d)
Prerequisite: A in Biology and Physical an emphasis on conservation,
Biology consists of the topics outlined in
Science or C or better in Accel. Biology sustainability and biodiversity.
the California Science Standards and the
and B or better in Physics or C or Students will be required to complete
Science Framework. Cell biology, bio
better in Chemistry extensive, laboratory activities, attend field
chemistry, genetics, ecology, physiology,
Standards: trips, complete community service, present
and evolution are covered in depth with
http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/scbiology.a data and information to the class, and work
the special attention given to laboratory
sp well in a group environment. In addition,
work and application of the information to
HS, CSU/UC (d) students need to have good study skills and
real world.
Physiology integrates laboratory skills and a strong reading and writing ability to keep
critical thinking skills as students study the up with learning material in a timely
human body. Students will be able to manner.
*ACCELERATED BIOLOGY-27E
explain the basic physiological and
10 credits/yr. long course
chemical reactions that are essential to the HEALTH-29Q
9th grade
ability of the human body to meet the 5 credits/one semester
Prerequisite: 9th grade: Accelerated
essential requirement for all life processes. 9th grade (9th gr. requirement however
Geometry placement and B or better in 7th
They will learn to analyze problems and students with impacted schedules may
and 8th grade science coursework
issues in physiology and technology that delay to 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)
HS, CSU/UC (d)
involve value or ethical considerations Prerequisite: None
This is course is an exploration into the
(such as aging, genetic engineering, HS
unifying themes of Biology. With a focus
environmental pollution, increased use of Health is a one semester course designed
on big ideas, students are given a deeper
artificial organs, and surrogate parenting). to provide the knowledge and skills
comprehension of exactly what it means
necessary to maintain physical, mental and
for an organism to be alive and how it
*AP BIOLOGY-27Q social well-being. Students gain awareness
interacts with its environment. Students
10 credits/yr. long course of the relationships between health and
will finish this course with an
11th 12th grade lifestyle choices while focusing on topics
understanding of cells, including how they
Prerequisite: A in Biology and B or such as mental health, stress reduction,
use energy, replicate, and differentiate
better in Chemistry or AP Biology teacher tobacco, alcohol and other drug abuse,
through gene expression. Students will
approval exercise and nutrition, disease prevention,
study the probability of inheritance on a
HS, CSU/UC (d) consumer and community health, personal
genetic level and continue that learning as
AP Biology is a course equivalent to a care, and family life education. This course
it develops into a clearer understanding of
two-semester college introductory biology focuses on health literacy and decision-
evolutionary patterns. Students can
course for science majors. It covers the making skills. This course fulfills the
integrate concepts from the microscopic
three general areas of molecules and cells, Health graduation requirement
world to the biosphere. The course utilizes
heredity and evolution, an organisms and
and evolutionary view point to explain
populations. There is a strong laboratory Physical Sciences
biodiversity of Earth. It focuses on the
component to the course. The national AP
interactions of biotic and abiotic factors
Biology exam is offered in May to allow *EARTH SCIENCE G-26C
that lead to speciation over time. The
students the opportunity to qualify for 10 credits/yr. long course
course also examines how matter and
college credit and/or advance placement at 9th 12th grade
energy cycle through the biosphere and
the college they will attend. Prerequisite: None
how cycles affect living organisms. In
addition, this course examines the HS, CSU/UC (d)
interactions of human bodily systems. *AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE- Earth Science is a physical science
27S laboratory course, which covers processes
10 credits/yr. long course shaping the earth and the relationships of
*MARINE BIOLOGY-27G
11th 12th grade the earth within the solar system and the
10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: B or better in biology and universe. Students are introduced to the
11th 12th grade
either Chemistry or Physics or AP fields of astronomy (solar system, starts
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2
Environmental Science teacher approval and universe). Geology (plate tectonics,
years of science in both Life and Physical
HS, CSU/UC (d) rock cycle, earthquakes, faulting and
Sciences
AP Environmental Science is a year course California geological natural hazards),
HS, CSU/UC (d)
equivalent to a one-semester, introductory meteorology (weather patterns,
Marine Biology is a laboratory science
college course in environmental science. It atmospheric conditions, greenhouse effect,
course that focuses on life in the ocean.
covers; the six general areas of the greenhouse gases, and etc.), oceanography,
Topics include, but are not limited to:
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biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nitrogen, Prerequisite: B or better in Pre-Calculus,
water cycles), and Earths energy systems. concurrent enrollment in AP Calculus A/B
This class meets the graduation or B/C and 2 yrs. lab science with a B or
requirement for a physical science better (Physics preferred). Concurrent
laboratory credit. enrollment in AP Calculus A/B requires
AP Physics teacher recommendation.
*CHEMISTRY-26I HS, CSU/UC (d)
10 credits/yr. long course Calculus-based physics course that studies
10th 12th grade the classical laws of physical bodies.
Prerequisite: B or better in Biology or Topics include Newtons laws of motion,
D or better in Accelerated Biology and work energy, momentum rotational
B or better in Algebra or current dynamics, Newtons universal law of
enrollment in Algebra 2 or higher gravitation, and simple harmonic motion.
HS, CSU/UC (d) Students will master skills related to the
Chemistry is a college preparatory reading of technical text, scientific writing,
laboratory science. It meets the and real world science applications. The
requirements for university entrance in AP Physics exam is offered in May to
science. Students will survey the basics of allow students the opportunity to qualify
Chemistry and learn laboratory skills for college credit and/or advance
including written scientific placement at the college they will attend.
communications.

*PHYSICS-26Q
10 credits/yr. long course
10th 12th grade
Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra or
concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 or
higher and C or better in Biology or D
or better in Accelerated Biology
HS, CSU/UC (d)
Physics provides a systematic
understanding of the fundamental laws of
the physical phenomena that govern all
physical, chemical, biological, terrestrial
and astronomical processes. An
understanding of the basic principles of
physics is a necessary foundation for the
intensive studies of most of the other
sciences and for an understanding of many
of the technological applications of
science.

*AP CHEMISTRY-26O
10 credits/yr. long course
10th 12th grade
Prerequisite: B or better in Accelerated
biology and passed the Marina Chemistry
Prep test w/concurrent enrollment in
Algebra 2 or higher
HS, CSU/UC (d)
In accordance with College Board
guidelines, AP Chemistry is a rigorous
course, the equivalent of a general college
course, designed to help students pass the
AP Chemistry exam in May. Students will
be challenged to think critically and
analytically. This is a college level course
with the expectations of college level
work, participation, behavior and effort.
Students will be exposed to rigorous and
relevant laboratory experiments in which
they will be responsible for collection data
and analyzing results.

*AP PHYSICS C- 26U


10 credits/yr. long course
11th 12th grade

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SCIENCE SEQUENCE
Earth Science
Biology
9th Grade Accelerated Biology
Dependent on reading placement scores and current math placement.

Earth Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
10th Grade AP Chemistry
Dependent on reading placement scores and current math placement.

Earth Science Physiology


Biology AP Biology
Chemistry AP Environmental Science
Physics AP Chemistry
11th Grade Marine Biology AP Physics
Dependent on reading placement scores and current math placement.

Earth Science Physiology


Biology AP Biology
Chemistry AP Environmental Science
Physics AP Chemistry
12th Grade Marine Biology AP Physics
Dependent on reading placement scores and current math placement.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE Prerequisite: B or better in Spanish 3 orthography to bring up areas of grammar
DEPARTMENT HS, CSU/UC (e,g) that are known to be particularly difficult
AP Spanish 4 is a continuation of a four- for Hispanic bilinguals and to raise
year sequence that is taught at the awareness of textual organization and
*SPANISH -34A
university level. The primary goal of the composition. Students write different types
10 credits/yr. long course
class is to prepare the students for the of essays for a variety of audiences and
9th 12th grade
College Board Advance Placement exam. purposes. Students make oral presentations
Prerequisite: Reading at or above grade
The level of the course content is so that they can practice their spoken
level
comparable to a 5th or 6th university language.
HS, CSU/UC (e)
semester. There is an increased focus on
Spanish 1 is the first part of a four-year
mastery of literature, reading and writing *JAPANESE 1-38A
sequence. Course content focuses on the
skills with a greater emphasis on 10 credits/yr. long course
development of skills in listening,
composition and analysis in the Spanish 9th 12th grade
speaking, reading and writing with
language and a mastery of literary Prerequisite: Reading at or above grade
emphasis on communication in the
terminology and genres. level
Spanish language and a mastery of core
HS, CSU/UC (e)
vocabulary. Students are given an
* SPANISH 5-34O Japanese 1 is designed as the first part of a
introduction to basic expressions, grammar
10 credits/yr. long course four-year sequence. Course content
and Hispanic culture.
12th grade focuses on the development of skills in
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 4 or listening, speaking, reading and writing
*SPANISH 2-34C
AP Spanish 4 or teacher approval utilizing the Hiragana and Katakana
10 credits/yr. long course
HS, CSU/UC (e,g) alphabets. This course emphasizes
9th 12th grade
Spanish 5 is a continuation of a five-year communication and a mastery of core
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 1. 8th
sequence. This course stresses the vocabulary, while studying basic
grade teacher recommendation is required
expansion of effective listening expressions, grammatical structures and
for placement in 9th grade
comprehension and speaking skills through Japanese culture.
HS, CSU/UC (e)
culturally and linguistically appropriate
Spanish 2 is a continuation of a four-yea
activities. Emphasis will be placed on *JAPANESE 2-38C
sequence. Course content focuses on the
maintaining ideas and concepts in actual 10 credits/yr. long course
increased development of skills in
conversation situations, taken from topics 9th 12th grade
listening, speaking, reading and writing
of most interest to students. In this course, Prerequisite: C or better in Japanese 1
with emphasis on communication in the
students will enhance their fluency of the HS, CSU/UC (e)
Spanish language and a mastery of a core
Spanish language while developing This course is a continuation of Japanese 1
vocabulary. Students are given a greater
sensitivity to Hispanic traditions and with increased vocabulary, grammatical
exposure to common expressions,
customs. structures and a refining of the skills in
grammar and Hispanic culture.
listening, speaking, reading and writing.
*ESPAOL UNO-41M The study of the Japanese culture is
*SPANISH 3-34E
10 credits/yr. long course continued.
10 credits/yr. long course
9th 12th grade
10th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation *JAPANESE 3-38E
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 2
HS, CSU/UC (e) 10 credits/yr. long course
HS, CSU/UC (e,g)
Espaol Uno is a year-long course 9th 10th grade
Spanish 3 is a continuation of a four-year
designed to improve students ability to Prerequisite: C or better in Japanese 2
sequence. Course content focuses on the
read, write, understand, and speak formal HS, CSU/UC (e,g)
increased development of skills in
Spanish. The readings and classroom This course is a continuation of Japanese 2
listening, speaking, reading and writing
discussions take students through an with increased vocabulary, grammatical
with emphasis on communication in the
exploration of the self and the Hispanic structures and a refining of the skills in
Spanish language and a master of core
culture in the United States and Latin listening, speaking, reading and writing.
vocabulary. Students are given a greater
America. In addition, students learn about The study of the Japanese culture is
exposure to common expressions,
the arts and its importance to Hispanic continued.
grammar, and Hispanic culture.
culture. This course introduces students to
Latin America and Mexican American *JAPANESE 4-38G
*SPANISH 4-34G
Culture. 10 credits/yr. long course
10 credits/ yr. long course
9th 12th grade
11th 12 grade
* ESPAOL DOS-41N Prerequisite: C or better in Japanese 3
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 3
10 credits/yr. long course HS, CSU/UC (e,g)
HS, CSU/UC (e,g)
9th 12 grade Japanese 4 is a continuation of a four-year
Spanish 4 is a continuation of a four-year
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation sequence. Course content focuses on the
sequence. Course content focuses on the
HS, CSU/UC (e) increased development of skills in
increased development of skills in
Espaol Dos is a year-long course which listening, speaking, reading and writing
listening, speaking, reading and writing
emphasizes critical thinking, writing, with emphasis on communication in the
with emphasis on communication in the
vocabulary development, listening to Japanese language and a mastery of a core
Spanish language and a mastery of core
different Spanish dialects, and speaking in vocabulary. Students are given a greater
vocabulary. Students are given a greater
an academic register. The readings and exposure to common expressions,
exposure to common expressions,
classroom discussions will take students grammar, and Japanese culture.
grammar, and Hispanic culture.
through an exploration of the Hispanic
world in the American continent and
*AP SPANISH 4-34I
Europe. Espaol Dos students will
10 credits/yr. long course
continue learning the principles of Spanish
11th 12th grade
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*AP JAPANESE 4-38K
10 credits/yr. long course
9th 12th grade
Prerequisite: B or better in Japanese 3
HS, CSU/UC (e,g)
AP Japanese is a continuation of a four-
year sequence that is taught at the
university level. The primary goal of the
class is to prepare the students for the
College Board Advance Placement exam.
The level of the course content is
comparable to a 5th or 6th university
semester. There is an increased focus on
mastery of listening, speaking, reading and
writing skills with a greater emphasis on
communication in the Japanese language
and a mastery of an expanded vocabulary,
grammar, and common expressions.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE
SEQUENCE
9TH GRADE

Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Espanol Uno Japanese 1


10TH GRADE

Teacher
Spanish 2 Spanish 3 Recommendation
Japanese 2
11TH GRADE

Based upon
Spanish AP previous
Spanish 3 Japanese 3
4 Spanish 4 year's
grade/level
12TH GRADE

Based upon
Spanish previous AP
AP Japanese
AP Spanish 5 Japanese
4 Spanish 4 year's 4
4
grade/level

B or better is required to advance to this course

C or better is required to advance to this course

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VISUAL AND PERFORMING audition. These opportunities include: cappella groups, and the possibility of
ARTS DEPARTMENT holiday caroling, vocal solo competitions, traveling with the annual tour choir. The
annual school musical, after school a Marina tour choir has traveled to San
cappella groups, and the possibility of Francisco, New York, Seattle, Vancouver,
Performing Arts traveling with the annual tour choir. The and Victoria, Canada.
Marina tour choir has traveled to San
*NORSEMEN/MENS Francisco, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, *VIKING CHAMBER
CHOIR/CHORUS 1-43A and Victoria, Canada. CHOIR/ADVANCED MUSIC
10 credits/yr. long course HONORS-43C
9th 12th grade *CONCERT CHOIR/CHORUS 2-43B 10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: None 10 credits/yr. long course 10th 12th grade
HS, CSU/UC (f) 9th 12th grade Prerequisite: Singing experience and
Chorus 1 is a year-long course for all grade Prerequisite: Singing experience and audition, directors approval
levels and levels of ability who desire to audition, directors approval HS, CSU/UC (f)
learn to sing properly in a choral setting. HS, CSU/UC (f) The Viking Choir is an advanced honors
No singing experience is necessary. Students will perform choral music from class for grades 10th 12th, and is open by
Students are not required to sing all time periods and genres. Emphasis is audition only or directors approval.
individually, however, solo opportunities placed on performing music at a high Singing experience is required. This
are available for students that are level, reading music and understanding the ensemble is the primary performing and
interested. Students will perform choral principles of music theory. Solo traveling singing group at Marina. This
music from all time periods and genres. opportunities are available for students that group regularly receives superior ratings at
Emphasis is placed on singing as an are interested. The Mens Ensemble will festivals and has performed recently at the
ensemble, learning to read music and perform in at least the Fall Concert, Golden State Choral Competition,
acquiring a basic understanding of the Holiday Concert, Singing Valentines, Chapman High School Invitational
principles of music theory. The Concert Spring Concert, and at least 1 choir Festival and at the Bob Cole Conservatory
Choir will perform in at least the Fall festival. Performances are required. of Music Invitational Festival at Cal State
Concert, Holiday Concert, Signing Students in Chorus 2 also have the option Long Beach.
Valentines, Spring Concert and at least 1 to participate in additional signing Students will perform choral music from
choir festival. Performances are required. opportunities. These are not required and all time periods and genres and may
Students in Chorus 1 also have the option will be granted by the teacher through perform music that requires some
to participate in additional singing audition. These opportunities include choreography. Emphasis is placed on
opportunities. These are not required and holiday caroling, vocal solo competitions, performing music at a high level, reading
will be granted by the teacher through annual school musical, after school a music and understanding the principles of
audition. These opportunities include: cappella groups, and the possibility of music theory. Solo opportunities are
holiday caroling, vocal solo competitions, traveling with the annual tour choir. The available for students that are interested.
annual school musical, after school a Marina tour choir has traveled to San The Viking Choir will perform many times
cappella groups, and the possibility of Francisco, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, throughout the school year. These will
traveling with the annual tour choir. The and Victoria, Canada. include: Fall Concert, Holiday Concert,
Marina tour choir has traveled to San Singing Valentines, Spring Concert, and
Francisco, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, *WOMENS ENSEMBLE several choir festivals. Performances are
and Victoria, Canada. (VALKYRIE)/CHORUS 2-43B required.
10 credits/yr. long course
*SIRENS/WOMENS 9th 12th grade *INSTRUMENTAL BAND-44D
ENSEMBLE/CHOIR 1-43A Prerequisite: Singing experience and 10 credits/yr. long course
10 credits/yr. long course audition, directors approval 9th 12th grade
9th 12th grade HS, CSU/UC (f) Prerequisite: Director Approval
Prerequisite: None Valkyrie is a class for women of all HS, CSU/UC (f)
HS, CSU/UC (f) grade levels and is open by audition only Instrumental band is designed for
Chorus 1 is a year-long course for all grade or directors approval. Some singing musicians at various levels of ability who
levels and levels of ability who desire to experience is preferred but not required. desire to perform appropriate band
learn to sing properly in a choral setting. Students will perform choral music from literature. Emphasis is placed on
No singing experience is necessary. all time periods and genres as well as interpretations of style, phrasing,
Students are not required to sing performing music that requires some articulation, and dynamics with
individually, however, solo opportunities choreography. Emphasis is placed on concentration on both technique and
are available for students that are performing music at a high level, reading aesthetics. Performances are required.
interested. Students will perform choral music and understanding the principles of
music from all time periods and genres. music theory. Solo opportunities are *MARCHING BAND-44L
Emphasis is placed on singing as an available for students that are interested. 5 credits/one semester
ensemble, learning to read music and Valkyrie will perform in at least the Fall 9th 12th grade
acquiring a basic understanding of the Concert, Holiday Concert, Singing Prerequisite: Director Approval
principles of music theory. The Concert Valentines, Spring Concert, and several HS
Choir will perform in at least the Fall choir festivals. Performances are required. Marching Band is performance class,
Concert, Holiday Concert, Signing Students in Valkyrie also have the option which develops skills relative to the
Valentines, Spring Concert and at least 1 to participate in additional singing contemporary marching band medium.
choir festival. Performances are required. opportunities. These are not required and Instrumental technique, marching
Students in Chorus 1 also have the option will be granted by the teacher through technique, musicianship, and performance
to participate in additional singing audition. These opportunities include: skills are included in the daily curriculum,
opportunities. These are not required and holiday caroling, vocal solo competitions, which culminates in required public
will be granted by the teacher through annual school musical, after school a performances (home football games,
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marching band tournaments, and other of each semester on varying topics dealing harmonic cadences, melody writing
school and community events). with music. including diatonic and chromatic melodies
In addition to winds and percussion, the Other activities for our music students with embellishing tones, use of second
marching band also uses color guard to include: audition for various local and state inversion chords, secondary dominants and
enhance each performance. The guard is honor orchestra, play in the pit orchestra understanding an application of form
open to anyone who attends Marina High for all school musical, attend professional including various melodic forms, binary,
School. Each Spring and late November, concerts and take part in sectionals with ternary forms as well as modulation.
workshops are held to work with potential professional musicians.
new members. Auditions follow each *AP MUSIC THEORY-43U
workshop. JAZZ BAND-44N 10 credits/yr. long course
The guard uses choreographed dance and 5 credits/one semester (offered only during 10th 12th grade
equipment work to enhance the marching Spring) Prerequisite: Music theory or directors
band program. Equipment such as flag, 9th 12th grade approval
rifle, and sabre are taught to students. Prerequisite: Director Approval HS, CSU/UC (f)
Students receive p.e credit for the first HS AP Music Theory is designed for students
semester and elective credit for the second Jazz ensemble is designed for a group of who need it for a career study as well as
semester. advanced musicians who desire to perform those who are seeking musical enrichment.
contemporary jazz, swing, and rock music. While the main emphasis is placed on
FLAG ENSEMBLE-46Q Emphasis is placed on interpretation of music of the Common Practice period
10 credits/yr. long course style, phrasing, articulation, and dynamics (1600-1900), music of other stylistic
Prerequisite: Director Approval and with concentration on both technique and periods will be explored. Students expand
audition aesthetics. Performances are required and their knowledge and ability of music
HS donations for the course are appreciated. composition, performing and writing
This course is designed for students with music intervals, and score analysis. The
intermediate levels of dance ability. *INSTRUMENTAL BAND use of computer software will be employed
Emphasis will be placed on choreography, (ADVANCED MUSIC HONORS)-43C to further student understanding of music
appropriate dance movements, style and 10 credits/yr. long course theory. Students are prepared to take AP
creative movement. Development of 9th 12th grade Music Theory exam when they have
technique using auxiliary equipment will Prerequisite: Playing experience and completed the course. Additionally, at the
be included. This equipment includes flag, directors approval end of the course, students should be able
rifle and sabre. The musical sport HS, CSU/UC (f) to: Notate pitch and rhythm in accordance
competes during the fall as part of the This course is open to those students who with standard notional practice, read
marching band and during second already possess a higher level of skill. melodies, in treble, bass and movable C
semester, they perform as their own entity Focus is on improving technical Clefs, write and perform major scales and
called Winter Guard. Each Spring and late proficiency and sigh-reading skills. three forms of the minor scale, recognize
November, workshops are held to work Additionally, students are expected to have by ear and by sight all intervals with an
with potential new members. Auditions a high level of interpretative skills in style, octave, use the basic rules that govern
follow each workshop. Students receive phrasing, articulation, and dynamics. music composition, harmonize a melody
p.e credit for the first semester and elective Regular performance assessments take with appropriate chords using good voice
credit for the second semester. place over the span of the semester. A leading, analyze the chords of a musical
written paper will be submitted at the end composition by number and letter name,
*ORCHESTRA-44P of each semester on varying topics dealing transpose a composition from one key to
10 credit/yr. long course with music. another, express musical ideas by
9th 12th grade Other activities for our music students composing and arranging, understand and
Prerequisite: None include: audition for various local and state recognize basic musical forms: binary,
HS, CSU/UC (f) honor bands, play in the pit orchestra for ternary, rondo, etc., write simple rhythmic,
This is a performance and academic class. all school musical, attend professional melodic and harmonic dictation.
It develops skills relative to the chamber concerts and take part in sectionals with
orchestra medium, with participation professional musicians. PERCUSSION ENSEMBEL-44H
possible in both the larger chamber 10 credits/yr. long course
orchestra as well as smaller ensembles. *MUSIC THEORY-44C Prerequisite: Director Approval and
10 credits/yr. long course audition
*ADVANCED MUSIC HONORS- 10th 12th grade HS
ORCHESTRA-43C Prerequisite: Some music background (9th Percussion ensemble is designed to
10 credits/yr. long course grade by director approval only) develop the skills necessary to perform in
10th 12th grade HS, CSU/UC (f) a marching percussion ensemble.
Prerequisite: Director Approval The students will gain basic skills needed Emphasis is place on improving
HS, CSU/UC (f) to obtain music literacy including reading, percussion techniques such as sight-
This course is open to those students who writing performing and analyzing music. reading, hand coordination, and
already possess a higher level of skill. Students will also gain aural skills performing technique on percussion
Focus is on improving technical including the ability to dictate melodies instruments.
proficiency and sigh-reading skills. and harmonies, recognize rhythms and
Additionally, students are expected to have musical intervals. The students will have a *THEATRE 1-46A
a high level of interpretative skills in style, thorough comprehension of the elements 10 credits/yr. long course
phrasing, articulation, and dynamics. including pitch, time, scales, key 9th 12th grade
Regular performance assessments take signatures, intervals, harmony and Prerequisite: None
place over the span of the semester. A keyboard harmony. The students will HS, CSU/UC (f)
written paper will be submitted at the end understand sight-signing, counter point Theatre 1 at Marina surveys all aspects of
and four-part harmonization/part writing, the theatre and theatrical production
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including the study of theatre history, HS, CSU/UC (f,g) AP Studio Art 2-D is a one-year college
dramatic stylistics, and the work of the Art 3 is a one-year class at an advanced level course in the visual arts. Design
individual artist involved in the creative level of drawing and painting. Students involves purposeful decision-making about
process surrounding the play. will choose a focus area of a style they are using the elements and principles of art in
Students are taught basic acting interested in and concentrate on this an integrative way. In 2-D Design,
techniques, such as the ways to construct throughout the year. Various media will students must demonstrate their
the interior, physical and vocal life of a continue to be explored working towards a understanding of design principles as
character. Students gain experience in finished portfolio for a college applied to a two-dimensional surface. Any
scene analysis and script analysis. They presentation. Some cost is required for 2-D process or medium may apply,
are expected to both read and write plays, materials. including but not limited to, graphic
do research, and analyze and critique design, digital imaging, photography,
test(s). Theatre 1 offers numerous *AP STUDIO ART-47S collage, fabric design, weaving,
opportunities for students to gain public 10 credits/yr. long course illustration, painting, printmaking, etc. A
speaking. Students examine theatre in 10th 12th grade portfolio of 24 works of art are required at
terms of various cultures and periods. The Prerequisite: 1-2 years experience, teacher the end of the school year.
history portion of Theatre 1 begins with approval and portfolio require
the shamans and ends with the HS, CSU/UC (f,g) *AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN-48I
contemporary stage of today. This year AP Studio Art is a one-year college level 10 credits/yr. long course
long course meets the requirement for fine course in the visual arts. Students will 10th 12th grade
arts with the California University develop competencies and creative skills Prerequisite: 1-2 years previous
framework. in problem solving, visual critique, experience, teacher approval and portfolio
communication and time management. required
*THEATRE 2-46B Students will be required to work with HS, CSU/UC (f,g)
10 credits/yr. long course different materials and surfaces creating AP Studio Art 3-D is a one-year college
10th 12th grade works of art using a variety of media, level course in the visual arts. 3-D Design
Prerequisite: Theatre 1 technique, and subject matter. Emphasis is involves purposeful decision-making about
HS, CSU/UC (f) placed on drawing and/or sculpting from using the elements and principles of art in
Same as Theatre 1 but you are required to observation; the application and using the an integrative way. Students will
be involved in a theater production. elements and design principles; demonstrate their understanding of design
understanding the fundamentals of 3- principles as they relate to depth and
Visual Arts dimensional design; knowledge of the space. The principles of design can
history of art and its role; the critique articulated through the visual elements.
*ART 1-47E process and the development of a These issues can be explored through
10 credits/yr. long course portfolio. Some cost is required for additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication
9th 12th grade materials. processes. Examples of approaches include
Prerequisite: None figurative or non-figurative sculpture,
HS, CSU/UC (f) *AP STUDIO ART-DRAWING AND architectural models, metal work,
This beginning art course is designed to PAINTING-47S ceramics, and three-dimensional fiber arts,
explore and learn the elements and 10 credits/yr. long course among others. A portfolio of 20 works of
principle of art through drawing and 10th 12th grade art are required at the end of the school
painting. Student participate in drawing Prerequisite: 1-2 years previous year.
and painting as an act of creating works of experience, teacher approval and portfolio *CERAMICS 1-49A
art and as preparatory process in the required 10 credits/yr. long course
creation of finished work. Some cost is HS, CSU/UC (f,g) 9th 12th grade
required for materials. AP Studio Art is a one-year college level Prerequisite: None
course in the visual arts. Student mastery HS, CSU/UC (f)
*ART 2-47E of drawing/painting can be demonstrated Ceramics is a year-long course, which
10 credits/yr. long course through a wide range of approaches and introduces ceramics as an art making
10th 12th grade media. Light and shade, line quality, material using hand-building techniques
Prerequisite: C or better in Art 1 or rendering of form, composition, surface such as pinch, coil and slab, basic wheel
teacher recommendation manipulation, and the illusion of depth are throwing, surface decoration and glazing.
HS, CSU/UC (f,g) issues that can be addressed through a This course is focused on the artistic
This intermediate level course of drawing variety of means, which could include expression and technical skill used in the
and painting; structured to allow the fullest paint, mixed media, etc. Abstract, creation of ceramics
opportunity to explore the range of observational and inventive works
possibilities in art. This course stresses the explored. The range of marks used to make *CERAMICS 2-49B
development of sound draftsmanship and art, the arrangement of the marks, and the 10 credit/yr. long course
strategies for personal exploration. materials used to make the marks are 10th 12th grade
Principles of color, form and pictorial endless. A portfolio of 24 works of art are Prerequisite: C or better in Ceramics 1
space and their relationship to materials required at the end of the school year. HS, CSU/UC (f,g)
and techniques will be basic to all class Ceramics 2 is a year-long course, which
projects. Some cost is required for *AP STUDIO ART:2-D DESIGN-48G further explores the artistic expression and
materials. 10 credits/yr. long course technical skill used in the creation of
10th 12th grade ceramics.
*ART 3-47G Prerequisite: 1-2 years previous
10 credits/yr. long course experience, teacher approval and portfolio *CERAMICS 3-49C
11th 12th grade required 10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: C or better in Art 2 or HS, CSU/UC (f) 10th 12th grade
teacher recommendation
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Prerequisite: C or better in Ceramics 2 or *DIGITAL CINEMA THEORY AND
teacher approval PRODUCTION-48U
HS, CSU/UC (f,g) 10 credits/yr. long course
This is an advance class for the self- 9th 12th grade
motivated student. Emphasis is on skills Prerequisite: Application, teacher approval
development, material exploration, HS, CSU/UC (f)
technical processes and a collection of Students accepted into the MHStv program
finished end products. enroll in Digital Cinema Theory and
Production their 1st year. First year
*COMMERICAL ART-47N students attend summer intensive
10 credits/yr. long course workshop where they learn: basic of
9th 12th grade camera work using professional-grade
Prerequisite: None cameras, cameral techniques to enhance
HS, CSU/UC (f) story telling (camera angles, focus
Commercial Art is a course that focuses on adjustment etc.), pre-production
the design and production methods of techniques (storyboarding, script-writing,
printmaking. Students will explore a project planning), editing using non-linear
variety of printmaking methods such as edition software and beginning through
silk-screen and phot silkscreen, as well as intermediate techniques.
wood block print, and linoleum printing.
Students will perform processes relating to *DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION-
commercial art endeavors as they apply 48V
elements of art and principles of design. 10 credits/yr. long course
9th 12th grade
*ANIMATION-47Y Prerequisite: Application, teacher approval
10 credits/yr. long course HS, CSU/UC (f,g)
9th 12th grade This course is for the advance student.
Prerequisite: None Summer intensive workshop required.
HS, CSU/UC (f) Students learn advanced techniques using
This course provides students with additional camera equipment, various
concepts and techniques that web lenses and special effects. These classes
designers and multimedia developers use have a project oriented and collaborative
to create interactive content for the web focus. This class produces a video
and other multimedia purposes. This class yearbook for the student body highlighting
utilizes flash animation and action activities throughout the year, provide live-
scripting to create these visual experiences. video services for school assembles, and
produces a 5 episode season of MHStv per
*COMPUTER GRAPHICS ROP-80J semester made up of short projects.
10 credits/yr. long course Extensive co-curricular work will be
10th 12th grade required outside of the class hours to
Prerequisite: None complete projects, including attending
HS, CSU/UC (f) home and away sporting events and other
Computer Graphics is a year-long course off-site school activities.
that offers students practical training that
hones their skills in computer programs to
be industry ready. This course offers
students the creative, intellectual, and
technological skills by the manipulation of
images on the computer including a
continued development of work and
image-based media.

*VISUAL IMAGERY ROP (DIGITAL


PHOTO)-80p
10 credits/yr. long course
10th 12th grade
Prerequisite: None
HS, CSU/UC (f)
Develop and practice skills in digital
photography and image creation using
digital cameras and scanners, and industry-
standard computer software including the
Adobe Creative Suite. Produce and
manipulate photos and original graphic
imagery in a variety of formats to create a
portfolio of original work.

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BUSINESS DEPARTMENT technology tools that will allow them to as well as current events that relate to our
incorporate text, graphics, sound current economy. All studies and projects
Computer Science Program of Study animations and video into their work. relate to real world applications and follow
California state standards in Economics
VIDEO GAME AND BUSINESS Entrepreneurship Program of Study
DEVELOPMENT-50Q *AP COMPUTER SCIENCE-53H
10 credits/yr. long course VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE 1 10 credits/yr. long course
10th 12th grade 10 credits/two semesters 11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Intro computer course 9th 12th grade Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra
HS Prerequisite: None 2/Trig. or higher or an A in Algebra 2 or
This is the second in the Computer Science HS AP Computer Science teacher
pathway. This is class is articulated with Virtual Enterprise 1 will equip students in recommendation
Golden West College. Upon successful Technology Applications (Microsoft HS, CSU/UC (g)
completion, students will have the Office, Google Docs, Google Sheets, This course will cover topics in: program
opportunity to receive 3 units of college Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and design and implementation, algorithm
credit. Students will create their own video Adobe Indesign) and Marketing analysis, standard data structures, an
games using the programs Dark Basic, Proficiencies. Students will work in teams object-oriented programming design. AP
Game Maker and SketchUp. Students will to start a business and use technology to Computer Science in Java emphasizes
participate in class tournaments. create the projects and materials needed program methodology with an emphasis
for their new business venture. Projects are on problem solving and algorithm
ROP INTRO TO PROGRAMMING- designed to develop skills in technology, development. It is intended to serve both
80D communications, problem solving, and as introductory courses for computer
10 credits/yr. long course critical thinking. science majors, and for students who will
10th 12th grade major in discipline that require significant
Prerequisite: None *ROP VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE-80Y involvement with computing. Students will
HS 10 credits/yr. long course prepare and take the AP exam in May.
Qualifies as the 2nd course of study in both 11th 12th grade
the Digital Media and Entrepreneurship Prerequisite: None
pathways. HS, CSU/UC (g)
Students will learn the most important This a capstone course in the
computer programming language C. Entrepreneurship pathways
Absolute beginners will understand the Create and operate a virtual business!
underlying working principles of computer Determine the nature of the enterprise, its
programming using a user-friendly and products, services and management
pedagogically effective C/C++ interpreter structure. Students will use current
called Ch. business software to conduct business with
other students across the United States via
Digital Media Program of Study the Internet. Students will also participate
in trade fairs.
*MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION
DESIGN FOR BUSINESS-51K Other Business Department Course
10 credits/yr. long course Offerings
9th 12th grade
Prerequisite: None NEW MEDIA-50M
HS, CSU/UC (f) 5 credits/one semester
Qualifies as the 2nd course of study in both 9th grade
the Digital Media and Entrepreneurship Prerequisite: None
pathways. HS
Multimedia is a new field that has emerged This class introduces students to Video
in the last few years as a direct result of the Game Design and Multimedia. Programs
growth of computer use in the business such as Game Maker and Adobe Creative
world. Students will utilize technology as a Cloud Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After
design medium. A variety of software Effects will be introduced. Online tools
programs will be used. like Google Docs, Canvas, Aeries,
Typing.com, Codeacademy.com and
*ROP MUTIMEDIA DESIGN-80Q Code.org will be used as well. Learning
10 credits/yr. long course how to make a music video and video
10th 12th grade games makes the class not only fun, but
Prerequisite: None also engaging and addicting too.
HS, CSU/UC (f)
This course will enable students to develop *ECONOMICS-53A
a broad perspective of the art, design, and 5 credits/one semester
communication theory, processes and 12th grade
tools, applications and occupational Prerequisite: None
opportunities in multimedia design. HS, CSU/UC (g)
Students will apply design elements and This course provides an overview of macro
principles to projects ranging from print and micro economic principles as they
media, publications, digital presentations, relate to individuals and everyday
and website design. Students will use decisions. We will follow the stock market
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BUSINESS CAREER PATHWAYS

Digital Media Computer Science

Year One: Year One:


New Media Video Game Development

Year Two: Year Two:


Multimedia Commuication Design ROP Intro to Programming

Year Three: Year Three:


ROP Multimedia AP Computer Science

Entrepreneuership

Year One:
New Media

Year Two:
Multimedia Communication Design

Year Three:
ROP Virtual Enterprise

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER *CULINARY ARTS 1-55I
SCIENCES DEPARTMENT 10 credits/yr. long course
9th 12th grade
(FCS) Prerequisite: None
HS, CSU/UC (g)
*FIBER ARTS AND DESIGN (Art and A beginning comprehensive course
Design)-56I designed to cover all aspects of food
10 credits/yr. long course preparation and nutrition. Knowledge of
9th 12th grade safety and sanitation, use and care of
Prerequisite: None equipment, measuring techniques,
HS, CSU/UC (f) acceptable social practices related to food
This class focus on the elements and serving. Students will practice decision-
principles of art and design, and color making and management skills, and apply
theory are utilized in examining the knowledge through cooking laboratory
creative process of fiber, textile and fabric experiences.
design. Students will examine the
historical and cultural influences on fiber *ADVANCED CULINARY ARTS-55G
and textile art. Creative projects will 10 credits/yr. long course
include planning original fabric designs, 10th 12th grade
color experimentation, and textile printing Prerequisite: C or better in Culinary Arts
and painting and fiber identification. 1 or Life Management 1 or 2
HS, CSU/UC (g)
*ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN Work place skills and experience in both
(Interior Design)-56H back of the house and front of the house in
10 credits/yr. long course the restaurant and foods service industry.
9th 12th grade Advanced cooking and meal planning
Prerequisite: None skills are learned and practiced. Students
HS, CSU/UC (f) will learn knife skills, catering and
A comprehensive course in which students participate in cooking labs that will
will study history, color theory and prepare stocks, sauces, pastries and
concepts of homes, architecture, and cultural foods.
interior design. Many hands on activities
are completed in class. Color boards, floor *DEVELOMENT PSYCHOLOGY OF
plan designs, and designing a home for a CHILDREN (Child Development)-55C
client are highlights. All elements and 10 credits/yr. long course
principles of design are learned and 10th 12th grade
applied through projects. Prerequisite: None
HS, CSU/UC (g)
*ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL This course introduces theories, research,
DESIGN (Adv. Interior Design)-56J and practices related to the development of
10 credits/yr. long course children and family from neonatal to
10th- 12th grade school age. In class experiences may
Prerequisite: Environmental Design include: The Empathy Belly and Real Care
HS, CSU/UC (f, g) Baby.
This course is a project-oriented
experience where students will practice the
skills and concepts acquired in
Environmental Design for various design
projects such as office, lofts, hotel lobbies,
kitchens and bathrooms. Students will also
provide design ideas for various areas on
campus. Floor plans, elevations, and
presentations boards will be created for the
projects.

*FASHION DESIGN-55U
10 credits/yr. long course
9th-12th grade
Prerequisite: None
HS, CSU/UC (f)
Fundamentals of fashion theory and the
evolution of the fashion industry. The
principles and elements of artistic design
and color theory as they conceptualize
original design ideas in order to develop
fashion sketches. Using patterns to
understand textile and clothing
construction.

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
CAREER PATHWAYS

Fashion Culinary
Year One: Year One:
Fiber Arts Design Culinary 1

Year Two: Year Two:


Fashion Design Advanced Culinary

Interior Design
Year One:
Fiber Arts Design

Year Two:
Environmental Design

Year Three:
Advanced Environmental Design

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INDUSTRIAL on activities with an emphasis on shop
safety.
TECHNOLOGY
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2-
CAR MAINTENANCE-62G 60Q
5 credits/one semester 10 credits/yr. long course
9th grade 11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: C or better in Construction
HS Technology 1
Students learn basic car maintenance skills HS
such as: car design identifications, oil Construction Technology 2 expands on the
changes, tire repair, battery charging skills in carpentry, woodworking, machine
requirements, etc. Shop safety skills are use, tool operation, electrical, plumbing,
important and emphasized since hands on masonry and house construction. Students
activities are required. due various projects throughout the year
that culminates with a mock house build at
AUTO-62D the end of the year.
10 credits/yr. long course
10th 12th grade HOT METALS (Welding)-62Q
Prerequisite: None 10 credits/yr. long course
HS 10th 12th grade
Auto 1 is a course, which introduces the Prerequisite: None
student to basic theory and lab applications HS
of the automobile. Emphasis is placed on Hot Metals 1 introduces arc welding, gas
various systems of the automobile, such welding, cutting, forging and casting of
as: tires, brakes, suspension, lubrication, metals and their appropriate uses. Basic
cooling, electrical, fuel, emissions and tool use is introduced and safety is
drive trains. Safety and consumer emphasized. Different welding such as
awareness will be stressed in all areas. (ARC, MIG, TIG, OXY) casting and
forging will be used. Career education in
AUTO 2-62E union welding, certificate and submerged
10 credits/yr. long course (Marine) will also be covered.
11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: C or better in Auto 1 HOT METALS 2-62R
HS 10 credits/yr. long course
This advanced level class is designed to 11th 12th grade
provide students with those experiences Prerequisite: C or better in Hot Metals
necessary to prepare for employment in the HS
automotive industry. Areas covered Hot Metals 2 expands students skills in
include; engines, electrical systems, arc welding, gas welding, gas tungsten arc
electronics diagnosis, brake systems, fuel welding, sheet metal fabrication, casting
system, smog control system, and and metal forming. Advance study in
suspension systems. welding, metal and metal working.
Additional career research is encouraged.
AUTO 3-62F
10 credits/yr. long course METAL MACHINE-62L
11th 12th grade 10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: Teacher approval 10th 12th grade
HS Prerequisite: None
Auto 3 is designed for students who are HS
planning a career in the automobile service Basic tool and safety instruction will be
industry. The student will work on real covered. Topics introduced will include;
projects as well as receive training on state mill and lathe operations, knurling,
of the art diagnostic equipment. Hours will threading, in steel, brass, copper and
need to be arranged with instructor as aluminum materials are used. Career
independent study is required. research and certification research is
encouraged.
CONSTRUCTION TECHOLOGY-60P
10 credits/yr. long course METAL MACHINE 2-62M
10th 12th grade 10 credits/yr. long course
Prerequisite: None 11th 12th grade
HS Prerequisite: C or better in Metal
This class focuses on building skills for Machine 1
wood and residential trades. Carpentry, HS
woodworking, machine use, tool This is a continuation course and builds
operation, electrical, plumbing, masonry upon what student learned and created in
and house construction trades will all be Metal Machine 1. Students will be
covered. Students will participate in hands encouraged to further their career and
certification research.
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
CAREER PATHWAYS
Wood Working Automotive
9th Grade: 9th Grade:
Wood 1 Car Maintenance

10th Grade: 10th Grade:


Construction Technology 1 Auto 1

11th Grade: 11th Grade:


Contstruction Technology 2 Auto 2

12th Grade: 12th Grade:


Construction ROP Auto 3

Welding Metal Fabrication

10th or 11th Grade: 10th or 11th Grade:


Hot Metals 1 Metal Machine 1

11th or 12th Grade: 11th or 12th Grade:


Hot Metals 2 Metal Machine 2

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NON-DEPARTMENTAL
ELECTIVES INTRO TO JOURNALISM-06E
5 credits/one semester
*AP CAPSTONE SEMINAR-06V 9th grade
10 credits/yr. long course Prerequisite: None
10th or 11th gr. HS
Prerequisite: Con-current enrollment in at This one semester course will introduce
least on AP course or AP Seminar Teacher students to mass media, journalistic
Recommendation writing and other aspects of publication.
HS, g Students will study the history of press
AP Seminar is a foundational course that laws and ethics, and will learn to write
engages students in cross-curricular news, features, opinion and sports stories.
conversations that explore the complexities Brainstorming, interviewing, editing,
of academic and real-world topics and captions and design will be covered.
issues by analyzing divergent perspectives.
Using an inquiry framework, students AVID 1,2 JUNIOR SEMINAR AND
practice reading and analyzing articles, *SENIOR SEMINAR-92A, B, C, D
research studies, and foundational literary 10 credits/yr. long course
and philosophical texts; listening to and 9th 12th grade
viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal Prerequisite: 9th gr.-Application, teacher
accounts; and experiencing artistic works approval, 10th Sr. Seminar-Success in
and performances. Students learn to previous AVID classes
synthesize information from multiple HS, CSU/UC (g) (Senior Seminar only is
sources, develop their own perspectives in g elective approved)
research-based written essays, and design This elective is for a student who is very
and deliver oral and visual presentations, motivated to succeed and attend a four-
both individually and as part of a team. year college directly from high school. The
Ultimately, the course aims to equip target groups of students are those who
students with the power to analyze and score in the average to low average range
evaluate information with accuracy and on tests by working diligently to get As
precision in order to craft and and Bs. They also are usually the first in
communicate evidence-based arguments. their family to attend a four-year college,
may have experienced financial challenges
*AP CAPSTONE RESEARCH or have a native language other than
10 credits/yr. long course English. The AVID student is encouraged
11th or 12th grade to work harder than their peers and is
Prerequisite: AP Capstone Seminar respected by staff and peers for having
HS, g good character and strong school work
AP Research, the second course in the AP ethic.
Capstone experience, allows students to
deeply explore an academic topic, LEADERSHIP-91L
problem, issue, or idea of individual 10 credits/yr. long course
interest. Students design, plan, and 9th 12th grade
implement a yearlong investigation to Prerequisite: Election or appointment to
address a research question. Through this Student Body Office and approval of
inquiry, they further the skills they Assistant Principal of Activities
acquired in the AP Seminar course by HS
learning research methodology, employing Students are elected by their peers and
ethical research practices, and accessing, perform duties as assigned by the
analyzing, and synthesizing information. Assistance Principal of Activities and ASB
Students reflect on their skill development, officer title. Students will be required to
document their processes, and curate the complete some tasks outside of
artifacts of their scholarly work through a class/school time.
process and reflection portfolio. The
course culminates in an academic paper for
4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a
performance, exhibit, or product where
applicable) and a presentation with an oral
defense.

YEARBOOK-06C
10 credits/yr. long course
11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Application with teacher
approval
HS
Students in this course will produce the
school yearbook. See yearbook teacher for
more information.
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TEACHER AIDE-88C Student will be preforming various duties
2.5 credits per quarter as assigned by Library Assistant or
11th 12th grade Librarian. Students are required to turn in a
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation signed aiding form from library personnel
HS and it also must be approved by Assistant
Student must turn in signed aide form to Principal who oversees the library.
Guidance, signed by teacher they will be Students will receive a grade and credit for
aiding for and the department coordinator this class.
of that specific teacher. Students will
perform clerical duties as assigned and will MEDIA SKILLS 2 (Textbook)-91D
be monitored by teacher. Students do not 5 credits/one semester
receive a letter grade, only credit. 11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Teacher/Textbook
OFFICE AIDE-88D Coordinator Recommendation
2.5 credits per quarter HS
11th 12th grade Students will perform various duties and
Prerequisite: Teacher/office personnel tasks as assigned by the Textbook
recommendation Coordinator. Students are required to turn
HS in a signed aiding form from the textbook
Student must turn in signed aide form to personnel and also must be approved by
Guidance from a classified office staff Assistant Principal who oversees the
member and must be approved by textbook room. Students will receive a
Assistant Principal who oversees that grade and credit for the class.
particular department. Students will
perform clerical duties as assigned and will
be monitored by classified office
personnel. Students do not receive a letter
grade, only credit.

LAB SPECIALIST-57K
5 credits/one semester
11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. It
is also recommended that student has
completed the course in which they plan
on acting as a specialist in.
HS
Students will perform various lab duties as
assigned by the teacher, such as clerical
work and setting up materials and
equipment for lab experiments. Students
must turn in a signed aide form from the
teacher and must be also approved by
department coordinator. Students receive a
letter grade and credit for the class.

PEER TUTORING-91P
5 credits/one semester
11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. It
is also recommended that student has
completed or been deemed proficient in
the area/class in which they are tutoring in.
HS
Students will be acting as student tutors in
the class per direction and monitoring by
teacher. Students will be required to turn in
a signed aiding slip by the teacher and
must be approved by department
coordinator. Students will be given a grade
and credit for this course

MEDIA SKILLS 1 (Library)-91C


5 credits/one semester
11th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Teacher/Library Assistant
recommendation
HS

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PELL/ELD/SDAIE is not modified. This course covers the This course is designed for students who
DEPARTMENT same concepts, knowledge, and skills display oral English fluency at the
covered in the general curriculum. Beginning level and no/little literacy skills
ENGLISH LEP PROGRAM in English. The course is guided by the
OVERVIEW *US HISTORY LEP-16J Beginning and Earl Intermediate
English LEP classes are designed for 10 credits/yr. long course proficiency benchmarks in the CA ELD
students in all grade levels who speak 11th grade Standards. Students receive elective credit
English as a second language and/or who Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT for this class.
parents/family speak a language other than and department assessments
English. English LEP classes are literature- HS, CSU/UC (a) ELD 2-07M
based courses which integrate the study of Sheltered classes provide accommodations 10 credits/yr. long course
literature with writing, vocabulary, for English language learners through ESL 9th 12th grade
reading, listening and speaking. With an teaching strategies, but the course content Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT
emphasis on critical thinking skills, these is not modified. This course covers the and department assessments
classes also maximize oral language same concepts, knowledge, and skills HS
development, listening comprehension, covered in the general curriculum. This course is designed for students who
and writing, developed by means of display English fluency at the Early
individualized learning and small group *ECONOMICS LEP-16M Intermediate level in listening/speaking,
instruction. 10 credits/yr. long course reading and writing. The course is guided
12th grade by the Intermediate proficiency
ENGLISH LEP 1-07B Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT benchmarks in the CA ELD Standards.
10 credits/yr. long course and department assessments Students receive elective credit for this
9th 12th grade HS, CSU/UC (g) class.
Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT Sheltered classes provide accommodations
and department assessments for English language learners through ESL ELD 3-07N
HS teaching strategies, but the course content 10 credits/yr. long course
This year-long course is designed for is not modified. This course covers the 9th 12th grade
beginner LEP students. Students same concepts, knowledge, and skills Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT
completing this course usually proceed to covered in the general curriculum. and department assessments
the intermediate level (English LEP 2) HS
*US GOVERNMENT LEP-16L This course is designed for students who
ENGLISH LEP 2-07C 10 credits/yr. long course display English fluency benchmarks in the
10 credits/yr. long course 12th grade CA ELD Standards. Intensive oral, reading
9th 12th grade Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT and writing activities focus on accelerating
Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT and department assessments progress in linguistically appropriate
and department assessments HS, CSU/UC (g) developmental aspects of
HS Sheltered classes provide accommodations grammatical/spelling/pronunciation
This year-long course is designed for the for English language learners through ESL accuracy.
early intermediate LEP students. Students teaching strategies, but the course content
completing this course usually proceed to is not modified. This course covers the PHYSICAL SCIENCE LEP-30J
the advanced level (English LEP 3) same concepts, knowledge, and skills 10 credits/yr. long course
covered in the general curriculum. 9th 12th grade
*ENGLISH LEP 3-07D Prerequisite: Assessment tests
10 credits/yr. long course ENGLISH LANGUAGE HS
9th 12th grade DEVELOPMENT Sheltered classes provide accommodations
Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT These courses are required each year for for English language learners through ESL
and department assessments all students with limited English teaching strategies, but the course content
HS, CSU/UC (b)(Students can use only proficiency (LEP). These courses provide is not modified. This course covers the
one year of this course for college language support through programmed same concepts, knowledge, and skills
eligibility) instruction at three levels of difficulty until covered in the general curriculum.
This year-long course is designed for students score Early Advanced or
intermediate to early advance LEP Advanced on the California English *BIOLOGY SDAIE-30E
students in grades 9-12. Students who Language Development Test (CELDT). 10 credits/yr. long course
complete this course should be able to Working toward the goal of reclassifying 9th 12th grade
succeed in regular main streamed classes students as fluent English proficient (FEP), Prerequisite: Assessment tests
in grades 9-11. Students may stay in this this class focuses on fluency in the English HS, CSU/UC (d)
level for one or more years but CSU/UC language through reading, writing, Sheltered classes provide accommodations
admission policies is students can use only listening and speaking. The English for English language learns through ESL
one year for eligibility. Language Development standards build a teaching strategies, but the course content
foundation for eventual mastery of all is not modified. This course covers the
*WORLD HISTORY LEP-16H California content area standards. same concepts, knowledge and skills
10 credits/yr. long course covered in the general curriculum.
10th grade ELD 1-07L
Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT 10 credits/yr. long course
and department assessments 9th 12th grade
HS, CSU/UC (a) Prerequisite: Assessment tests: CELDT
Sheltered classes provide accommodations and department assessments
for English language learners through ESL HS
teaching strategies, but the course content
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION MODIFIED P.E.-97V ATHLETICS
DEPARTMENT 2.5 credits per quarter
9th 12th grade Academics
Prerequisite: Referral or placement All athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA each
P.E. 1-97A
through school nurse semester. If the athlete does not meet this
2.5 credits per quarter (students must be
HS requirement, he/she will be on probation
enrolled in either P.E 1 or athletics 9th
for 1 semester. If at that time he/she still
grade year)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: WEIGHT has below a 2.0 GPA, he/she will be
9th grade
TRAINING-97M academically ineligible until he/she
Prerequisite: None
2.5 credits per quarter receives a 2. GPA. In addition, all athletes
HS
11th 12th grade must also meet the CIF requirements of
The purpose of this course is to introduce
Prerequisite: None passing at least 4 classes.
and develop basic skills and increase
HS
knowledge of health related aspects of
This course is designed to provided juniors Athletic Teams by Season
physical fitness. Students will develop
and senior with an opportunity to maintain
physical and health-related skills through
and improve their physical fitness.
participation in team sports and fitness
Students will learn weight training Fall
activities. Students will prepare for the
concepts and techniques used for obtaining Cross Country- Boys and Girls
*California Physical Fitness Test.
optimal physical fitness. Students can use Football- Boys
Instruction will include the five
this course to complete Physical Education Tennis- Girls
components of physical fitness;
graduation requirement or may use this Volleyball- Girls
cardiovascular exercise, body composition,
class for elective credit. Water Polo- Boys
muscular strength, muscular endurance,
and flexibility. Students who successfully Field Hockey- Girls
meet requirements earn a letter grade and P.E.-CHEER ENSEMBLE-46O Surfing- Coed
10 credits/yr. long course Golf- Girls
2.5 credits per quarter. Students earn
9th 12th grade
credits through dressing in required p.e.
Prerequisite: Tryout and coachs approval Winter
attire and participation during class.
HS Basketball- Boys and Girls
This course is designed for students with Soccer- Boys and Girls
*California Physical Fitness Test- Students
advance levels of dance ability. Emphasis Wrestling
are tested in the following six areas:
will be placed on choreography, Water Polo- Girls
aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk
appropriate dance movements, style,
extension, upper body strength, flexibility
creative movement, and dance section. Spring
(includes both the left and right side), and
Students will perform for live audiences Baseball
body composition. Senate Bill 601
and at competitions. Swim/Diving- Boys and Girls
establishes the passing criteria as
students must score in the Healthy Fitness Softball
Zone on five out of the six above areas. P.E.-DANCE ENSEMBLE-45V Track- Boys and Girls
10 credits/yr. long course Volleyball- Boys
Those areas not passed in the ninth grade
9th 12th grade Golf-Boys
will be tested again in the students tenth
Prerequisite: Tryout and coachs approval La Crosse- Boys
grade year.
HS Badminton- Boys and Girls
This course is designed for students with Tennis- Boys
P.E. 2-97B
advanced levels of dance ability. Emphasis
2.5 credits per quarter
will be placed on choreography,
10th grade
appropriate dance movements, style,
Prerequisite: None
creative movement, and music selection.
HS
Ensemble precision and performance will
This course provides each student with the
be included. Students will perform for live
opportunity to participate in a
audiences and at competitions.
comprehensive program consisting of skill
development, games, team sports,
individual sports, and physical fitness
activities. Students will receive instruction
in rules, skills, and strategies associated
with the different sports. There will be a
continued emphasis on physical fitness to
improve health and performance. Students
who successfully meet the requirements
earn a letter grade and 2.5 credits per
quarter. Students earn credits through
dressing in required p.e. attire and
participation during class.

ADAPTIVE P.E-97H
2.5 credits per quarter
9th 12th grade
Prerequisite: Referral or placement
through school nurse
HS

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