2019-2020 Registration Guide

Use the 2019-2020 online registration guide to easily navigate to the courses you're most interested in or scroll through course possibilities. The options below allow users to search for a specific course or keyword and filter by grade, course type or 12x12. 

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2019-2020 Courses

Accounting 1

Course Number: 1051
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Type: Trimester; Elective

This course covers the concepts and principles of accounting as they relate to financial statements of a single proprietorship. The course will cover a broad range of accounting principles. This includes special journals, posting, trial balancing, worksheets, financial statements, adjustments, and closing ledgers. This course is strongly recommended for students who will be pursuing a business major in college.

Accounting 2

Course Number: 1052
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Type: Trimester; elective
Prerequisite: Accounting 1

This course will be a continuation of Accounting 1. The accounting principles taught in this course includes an in-depth study of accounting principles, procedures, and techniques used in keeping financial records for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Students must take Accounting 1 prior to taking this course. This course is strongly recommended for students who will be pursuing business in college.

Adobe Illustrator: Electronic Easel

Course Number: 1003
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Type: Trimester; meets art requirement
Prerequisite: Art Foundations 1
Fee: No fee for basic projects, additional projects may incur a project-based fee.

Adobe Illustrator is considered the industry standard in today’s fast paced world of visual communication and print. The student will learn the in-depth tools of the vector-based program and will be able to apply the technology towards creating original pieces of their own designs. Elements and principles of design will be emphasized and applied to sketch compositions. The student will learn to scan their own sketches and recreate the designs using this powerful program. This course is designed for serious students who wish to take their art to the level of digital manipulation.

Adobe Photoshop: Digital Darkroom

Course Number: 1024
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Type: Trimester; meets art requirement
Prerequisite: Intro to Photography
Fee: No fee for basic projects, additional projects may incur a project-based fee.

Photoshop is the digital answer to manipulating images and producing special effects on prints. The computer becomes the darkroom and is a powerful tool in creating imagery while using today’s standards in the design industry. Students will be using devices such as iPads, consumer digital cameras and professional SLR digital camera to capture images; then applying the techniques in Adobe Photoshop to enhance their compositions. Students must have an understanding of how to manipulate and capture images with a SLR camera, prior to taking this class. Some standard lessons will be done with images provided for the student on formative assessments given throughout the course. Summative assessments will require the student to produce original images; using some type of camera or device.

Advanced Black & White Photography

Course Number: 1022
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Type: Trimester; meets art requirement
Prerequisite: Intro to Photography (Level 1)
Fee: No fee for basic projects, additional projects may incur a project-based fee.

This course is for the serious photographer who wishes to take up photography as a hobby or profession. Traditional 35mm film is explored at a more rigorous pace, challenging the student to apply elements and principles of composition while learning advances techniques of camera use to create

desired effects in their images. Advanced darkroom techniques are introduced with the use of filters and dodging and burning. Students should have access to a traditional 35mm SLR FILM camera. Newer cameras should have settings that manually control ISO, F/stops and shutter speeds. There are a limited number of cameras available for rental during the trimester.

Advanced Weight Training

Course Number: 1427/1428/1429
Grade: 12
Credits: 3
Type: Full Year; Register for all three trimesters
Prerequisite: Intermediate Weight Training

This course is recommended for varsity athletes, and serious lifters. This class enhances the body’s flexibility, agility, speed, and quickness. Proper nutrition, plyometric and advanced lifting techniques are taught.

Advanced Yearbook Staff – Fall, Winter, Spring

Course Numbers: 1034/1035/1036
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Type: Trimester; meets art requirement (can be taken more than once)
Prerequisite: Recommendation from the instructor
Fee: None. However, students may fundraise to purchase their own yearbook, and t-shirts.

In this advanced level of the series, the student will explore and develop a higher understanding of design and conceptual work. The student will have the opportunity to contribute towards the theme and final layout designs. Juniors are highly encouraged to enroll in “Yearbook Publication – Spring”, so they can develop their senior yearbook. The student has the opportunity to earn leadership roles on the main yearbook staff and to earn a varsity letter. Students will be mentoring their peers throughout the course. Note for Juniors: In the spring of your junior year, you will have the opportunity to attend a Yearbook Training Camp in June to begin the overall theme and look of the book.

Algebra 2

Course Numbers: 1206/1207/1208
Grades: 11, 12
Credits: 3
Type: Full Year; register for all three trimesters
Prerequisite: Geometry or Geometry Concepts

The course is structured around problems and investigations that build conceptual understanding of algebra topics. Students become comfortable with using general equations to represent functions and relations as well as with interpreting general equations to describe a situation. In particular, they develop the connections between and among the various core ideas of the course. Students are encouraged to investigate, form conjectures, and then justify their thinking to develop their reasoning skills.

Algebra 2 + Trigonometry

Course Numbers: 1209/1210/1211
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 3
Type: Full Year; register for all three trimesters
Prerequisite: Geometry

This course includes all content and concepts taught in Algebra 2, but at a faster pace to allow for units on the study of trigonometry. The course is structured around problems and investigations that build conceptual understanding of algebra topics. Students become comfortable with using general equations to represent functions and relations as well as with interpreting general equations to describe a situation. In particular, they develop the connections between and among the various core ideas of the course. Students are encouraged to investigate, form conjectures, and then justify their thinking to develop their reasoning skills. Students will study circle trigonometry and learn basics needed for work in Pre-Calculus.

Algebra 2 + Trigonometry – Online

Course Numbers: 1286/1287/1288
Grades: 10, 11,12
Credits: 3
Type: Full Year; register for all three trimesters – online version
Prerequisite: Geometry

This course includes all content and concepts taught in Algebra 2, but at a faster pace to allow for units on the study of trigonometry. The course is structured around problems and investigations that build conceptual understanding of algebra topics. Students become comfortable with using general equations to represent functions and relations as well as with interpreting general equations to describe a situation. In particular, they develop the connections between and among the various core ideas of the course. Students are encouraged to investigate, form conjectures, and then justify their thinking to develop their reasoning skills. Students will study circle trigonometry and learn basics needed for work in Pre-Calculus.

Note: This course is fully online, it requires the student to work independently through Schoology. Students will engage with the instructor and other students in a highly collaborative environment that utilizes discussion boards, independent learning activities and virtual learning modules.

AP Advanced Calculus

Course Numbers: 1218/1219/1220
Grade: 12
Credits: 3
Type: Honors credits; Full Year; register for all three trimesters.
Prerequisite: AP Calculus A and B
Post-secondary Connection: College credit available upon successful completion of the AP Exam. This academically rigorous course follows the Advanced Placement course guidelines designed by the College Board. These can be found at the College Board website.

Advanced Calculus is designed to prepare students for the AP calculus examination (part BC). The year begins with a review of Calculus AB topics and then continues into the study of parametric and polar functions, sequences and series, and Taylor polynomials.

Note: It is recommended that students complete AP Calculus with a minimum of a B average.

AP Biology

Course Numbers: 1513/1514/1515
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credits: 3
Type: Honors credits; Full Year; register for all three trimesters
Post-secondary Connection: College credit is possible upon completion of and earning a 3 or more on the AP exam in May. This academically rigorous course follows the Advanced Placement guidelines designed by the College Board.

An extensive amount of reading in a college-level textbook is an essential part of the learning process. Students will need to be self-directed because it is not a traditional lecture-based class. This course is designed to be the equivalent of a typical college freshman Biology course. One to two hours of nightly homework will be necessary for success. Time in class is spent cooperatively working on activities, vocabulary, and laboratory exercises to use and deepen understanding of the readings. After completing this course, students will have gained study and reading skills that will greatly benefit them in their college courses and may earn college credit by taking the AP exam.

Note: A grade of B or higher in Physical Science, math, and language arts is highly recommended.

AP Calculus

Course Numbers: 1215/1216/1217
Grades: 11, 12
Credits: 3
Type: Honors credits; Full Year; register for all three trimesters
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
Post-secondary Connection: College credit possible upon successful completion of the AP Exam. This academically rigorous course follows the Advanced Placement course guidelines designed by the College Board. These can be found at the College Board website.

Calculus is designed for the highly advanced math student. It is a very desirable course for college-bound students, particularly those interested in a technical science or business career. At the end of this course students will have the opportunity to take the AP exam.

Note: It is recommended that students complete Pre-Calculus with a minimum of a C average.

AP Calculus – Online

Course Numbers: 1292/1293/1294
Grades: 11, 12
Credits: 3
Type: Full Year; register for all three trimesters – online version
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
Post-secondary Connection: College credit possible upon successful completion of the AP Exam. This academically rigorous course follows the Advanced Placement course guidelines designed by the College Board. These can be found at the College Board website.

Calculus is designed for the highly advanced math student. It is a very desirable course for college-bound students, particularly those interested in a technical science or business career. At the end of this course students will have the opportunity to take the AP exam.

Note: It is recommended that students complete Pre-Calculus with a minimum of a C average. This course is fully online, it requires the student to work independently through Schoology. Students will engage with the instructor and other students in a highly collaborative environment that utilizes discussion boards, independent learning activities and virtual learning modules.

AP Chemistry

Course Numbers: 1526/1527/1528
Grade: 12
Credits: 3
Type: Honors credits; Full Year; register for all three trimesters
Post-secondary Connection: College credit possible upon successful completion of AP Exam.
Prerequisite: Pre-AP Chemistry & Algebra 2 + Trig

This academically rigorous course follows the Advanced Placement course guidelines designed by the College Board. This course is designed to be the equivalent of a typical freshman college chemistry course. Students should expect to put in a college-level effort to be successful. Successful completion of Pre-AP Chemistry is required to take this course. This includes independent learning and practice in addition to what is covered and assigned in class. An extensive amount of work in a college-level text book and assignments will be required. Class time will be spent on lecture and laboratory practice. Students should expect four-five hours a week of homework and study to be successful in this rigorous course.

Note: In order to be successful in AP Chemistry, it is recommended that students have a B or better in both Algebra 2/Trig and Pre-AP Chemistry.