Through this course, students will gain a foundation of the skills needed for college accounting courses, office work, and managing their own businesses. These skills are necessary for any student planning to major in Business in college. 
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Accounting II
This course will introduce students to the basic accounting procedures used to operate a merchandising business formed as a sole proprietorship. It will also cover procedures used for a partnership. It will be a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for studying business courses in college. Prerequisite: Accounting I.

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Through this course, students will gain a foundation of the skills needed for college accounting courses, office work, and managing their own businesses. These skills are necessary for any student planning to major in Business in college. 
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American Literature is a semester long course in which students will explore the creation of a uniquely American voice in literature by studying themes, forms, and writing styles across literary periods.  They will read speeches, essays, short stories and poems online from the Colonial Period, the Romantics, the Realists, the Moderns, and contemporary American Writers.   Central themes that travel across all of these literary periods are the American dream, nature, religion, war and death.  The course also includes several online videos, discussion forums, multimedia projects, and short writing assignments. Students will consider these essential questions:  What makes a literary voice uniquely American?  How have generations of American writers influenced each other?

This Literature course covers various types of writing such as: Short Stories; Poetry; Comic Books; Novels; Media Coverage and various other types of expression that impact American Culture such as video games; television and movies.

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This Literature course covers various types of writing such as: Short Stories; Poetry; Comic Books; Novels; Media Coverage and various other types of expression that impact American Culture such as video games; television and movies.

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The AP (Advanced Placement) Art History Course is the study of the history of art and architecture from prehistoric times through the present, across geographical and cultural lines. The course will involve students examining works of art, architecture and the cultures, people and times that contributed to the creation of those works and structures. The broader base of study that this will entail will provide students with a very comprehensive knowledge of the development of visual art and human culture utilizing an historical context with which to investigate the material. Both online and optional in person field trips to museums and other appropriate destinations to enhance the study of art history and architecture will be included. Additional study beyond the class will be strongly encouraged to help prepare students to be successful on the AP Art History exam.

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The AP (Advanced Placement) Art History Course is the study of the history of art and architecture from prehistoric times through the present, across geographical and cultural lines. The course will involve students examining works of art, architecture and the cultures, people and times that contributed to the creation of those works and structures. The broader base of study that this will entail will provide students with a very comprehensive knowledge of the development of visual art and human culture utilizing an historical context with which to investigate the material. Both online and optional in person field trips to museums and other appropriate destinations to enhance the study of art history and architecture will be included. Additional study beyond the class will be strongly encouraged to help prepare students to be successful on the AP Art History exam.

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Astronomy is a course designed to give students a broad overview of the most interesting aspects of the study of the Universe. Since current research is proceeding faster than textbooks can keep up, this course is designed to be as flexible as possible, and it changes every term. The course covers the history of Astronomy (the oldest science) from the ancient Greeks to Einstein, Hubble, and Hawking; Space Race; Laws that govern the Universe; the Solar System with our Sun, the planets, and their moons; stars; galaxies; and Cosmology. We even take time to look at the possibility of alien lifeforms. The course is fun, current, and filled with lots of really interesting things for your enjoyment.

Biology is the study of the interactions between living things and their environment, both internal and external. These interactions are studied by practical experience in the virtual laboratory and the class activities. Major areas investigated are cell division, cancer, DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis, Mendelian Genetics, Modern Genetics, and Human Body Systems. A capstone project finishes the course.

Biology is the study of the interactions between living things and their environment, both internal and external. These interactions are studied by practical experience in the virtual laboratory and the class activities. Major areas investigated are cell division, cancer, DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis, Mendelian Genetics, Modern Genetics, and Human Body Systems. A capstone project finishes the course.

Biology is the study of the interactions between living things and their environment, both internal and external. These interactions are studied by practical experience in the virtual laboratory and the class activities. Major areas investigated are cell division, cancer, DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis, Mendelian Genetics, Modern Genetics, and Human Body Systems. A capstone project finishes the course.

This course is an opportunity to look at your own unique set of interests, aptitudes, skills, values and personality as they relate to this career exploration experience. The requirement for this particular credit is that you: determine your personal interests, abilities, values and personality type, you investigate three career clusters, and that you evaluate that experience as it relates to your own personal life goals and attributes. The work you do should be your own; it is your own personal profile that matters, not what you think others expect of you. Be honest in answering the questions and surveys and have fun exploring the wonderful world of careers.

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Civics is the study of the right and duties of citizens. Simply put, both you and I have certain rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. This course will explore the foundations of American Citizenship, the national government, political parties and interest groups, and the state and local government.

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Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens. Simply put, both you and I have certain rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. This course will explore the individual, the law, and the internet, the economy and the individual, the free enterprise system, and the United States and the world.

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Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens. Simply put, both you and I have certain rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. This course will explore the individual, the law, and the internet, the economy and the individual, the free enterprise system, and the United States and the world.

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This course is intended for students who have an undeniable interest in learning to write poetry, description, and narration for an audience of both peers and the public. It includes a rigorous study of the qualities of good writing, including figurative language, content, focus, organization, and style as well as the reading and interpretation of various types of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that are considered models of good writing. The students will also read pieces that will be modeled in writing creatively. Students will make their work public through oral reading in class and are encouraged to submit work to our school newspaper on-line publications.

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An overview of the elements and principles of design that can apply to graphic design, interior design, architecture, fashion design, and engineering. And some fun design projects!

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Learning to draw is like learning to see in a whole new way. Drawing helps you see the big picture when problem-solving. In this class, you'll learn about art history while you make practice drawings, portfolio drawings, and a visual journal that will help you improve your drawing skills, and create a web portfolio of your work.

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Supply and demand is the relationship between the quantity of a good that producers wish to sell at various prices and the quantity that consumers wish to buy. The price of a good is determined by the interaction of supply and demand in a market

This section is for students who wish to take the Edready Math Assessment. Use the Math Goal and Key. The course uses an assessment and creates a learning path to help you fill in any skills gaps you might have. 

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In English 1A, students will be able to understand the elements of short stories, literary terms, and grammar. Students will create and edit a variety of assignments to demonstrate mastery of short story terminology and literary terminology. In addition, English 1A has a grammar unit.

Students will complete coursework in an online community and will have scheduled online meetings with the instructor as needed.

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In English 1B, students will complete a thematic genre study using online resources, write an analytical essay centered on the theme of war, and work on being better online researchers and consumers of information on the web.  The type of credit you need (quarter, trimester, semester) will determine how many sections you will need to complete.

Students will complete coursework in an online community and will have scheduled online meetings with the instructor as needed.

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In English 1B, students will complete a thematic genre study using online resources, write an analytical essay centered on the theme of war, and work on being better online researchers and consumers of information on the web.  The type of credit you need (quarter, trimester, semester) will determine how many sections you will need to complete.

Students will complete coursework in an online community and will have scheduled online meetings with the instructor as needed.

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This semester course is meant to connect the earliest forms of human writing to the kinds of stories we tell and where we might be heading.

Students will work on reading early human literature; exposure to Greek Mythology and British Romanticism. They will also work on the processes of preparing, evaluating, and delivering multiple forms of written communication.

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How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? This course will use a mixture of old stories (Norse Myth and Othello) as well as the most recent events of the day to determine a balance between technology and humanity.

Students will work on the processes of preparing, evaluating, and delivering multiple forms of written communication using the the most current technologies available. Students will work both individually and in groups for class assignments.

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This semester course is meant to connect the earliest forms of human writing to the kinds of stories we tell and where we might be heading.

Students will work on reading early human literature; exposure to Greek Mythology and British Romanticism. They will also work on the processes of preparing, evaluating, and delivering multiple forms of written communication.

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Students in Environmental Science will be studying the interaction between humans and their environment. This will include looking at the cycling of nutrients, and how living and nonliving things work together.

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Students in Environmental Science will be studying the interaction between humans and their environment. This will include looking at the cycling of nutrients, and how living and nonliving things work together.

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In Film Studies, the student will learn how to appreciate movies in depth and on a variety of levels. To accomplish this, students will develop criteria for aesthetic awareness. They will increase their vocabulary and their understanding of the language of films. These goals will be accomplished by studying: film terminology, art direction, sound and music, animation, genres, and directors.

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Functions are correspondences or mappings that relate variables.  Functions could be considered the most important topic in secondary school mathematics.  Statistics and trigonometry are natural applications of functions that help students extend their mathematical skills and maturity as well as prepare them for future study in mathematics.  The purpose of this course is to study many types of functions in great detail with a strong emphasis on statistics and trigonometry.

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Functions are correspondences or mappings that relate variables.  Functions could be considered the most important topic in secondary school mathematics.  Statistics and trigonometry are natural applications of functions that help students extend their mathematical skills and maturity as well as prepare them for future study in mathematics.  The purpose of this course is to study many types of functions in great detail with a strong emphasis on statistics and trigonometry.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using map, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources. The student will learn about various regions including human population; regional pattern of culture groups and political units; present patterns of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements; and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using maps, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources.  The student will learn about various regions including human populations, regional patterns of cultural groups and political units; present patterns of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements, and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using map, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources. The student will learn about various regions including human population; the regional pattern of cultural groups and political units; present patterns of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements; and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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In Geography, the student will demonstrate essential skills using maps, globes, geographic information systems from a variety of sources.  The student will learn about various regions including human populations, regional patterns of cultural groups and political units; present patterns of economic activity; characteristics of local and global settlements, and how humans influence the environment and how they are influenced by it.

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Health Prep is intended for students who need two semester credits of Health to graduate from high school. It can be taken in middle school or early high school in preparation for Health Science. Students who need only one credit of Health should register for Health Science, but the enrolling school district must make the final determination on which course meets their graduation requirements.

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The objective of this course is to provide students with a study of topics for developing a healthy lifestyle. Students will be exposed to the latest information from the health field. Students will be expected to process and apply information in order to help develop healthy life plans.


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Independent Living will cover the basic skills and information needed to live on your own: Decision Making; Economic Systems; Managing your Money: taxes, banking and consumer credit; Building Financial Security: savings, investment, insurance; Making Spending Decisions; Housing, transportation and food.

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Introduction to Business is designed to show what businesses are, how they are operated and how they are managed. You will explore business opportunities and learn how to make informed economic decisions in our global economy.

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Welcome to a great introduction course for everyone living in our technological world today. We will be introducing HTML, PHP and Linux as our developmental environment.

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This course examines the history, principles, and practices of varied genres of journalism with emphasis on writing news, features, interviews, and editing.

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Young people consume hundreds of images daily -- advertisements, memes, videos, games, websites and more. Media Literacy encourages students to examine these images critically and to develop a greater awareness of the way we are rhetorically influenced.

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Mentor Connection is a year-long advanced learning experience for high school seniors or juniors who seek academic challenge and who are ready to explore their goals for the future by participating in advanced study under the guidance of a professional in one of the following fields:
  • Arts: dance, writing, music, sculpture, design, photography, architecture, theater
  • Medical: any medical specialty, including nontraditional medicine
  • Social Science: law, psychology, economics, social work, community service, politics, business, or other areas

This course will educate students about sound money management planning and decisions. Students will develop positive behaviors that are necessary to attain a secure future. They will also learn how to apply these same behaviors if they become an entrepreneur and start a business.

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During this course students will enhance their personal fitness through Individual & Team Sports and Aerobic Activities. Students discover their prefered way to exercise and learn what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you discover health-related fitness as it pertains to YOU!
Note: Phy Ed 1: Skill-Related Fitness is NOT a pre-requisite for this course.

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A Personal Fitness Profile is developed through evaluating individual levels of fitness, decision-making and goal setting.

This course is created to help you create and implement your own Fitness Plan.
Note: Phy Ed 1 and 2 ARE NOT pre-requisites for this course.

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This course serves as a basic introduction to the field of psychology. Topics include: Scientific methods; Biological psychology Perception; Altered States; Learning; Memory; Cognition; Intelligence; Human Development; Motivation; Emotions; Personality; Social psychology; Abnormal psychology and Therapy

This course focuses on the major world religions as practiced in America. The study of the world's religions is a lifelong journey. This course is designed to give you structure to help you organize your thoughts and enable you to make intelligent assessments about religion. You will be introduced to each faith by leading advocates of the tradition. Religion is a basic building block for society worldwide, and this course will enable you to grow in understanding and appreciation of the many faith communities around the world.

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Instructor: Princesa VanBuren Hansen
Phone: 612-232-1721

Office hours: Mon. to Fri., 8:00-9:00 a.m. or 4:00-5:00 pm or as arranged

Emailpvanburenhansen@district287.org

Something not working? Fill out this form for the Helpdesk. You may also want to use this page to test your browser or other computer settings. Make sure you are using an updated browser. You may even need to try multiple browsers for some content (i.e. ChromeFireFox).

Instructor: Princesa VanBuren Hansen
Phone: 612-232-1721

Office hours: 8:00-9:00 a.m., 4:00-5:00 pm or as arranged

Emailpvanburenhansen@district287.org

Something not working? Fill out this form for the Helpdesk. You may also want to use this page to test your browser or other computer settings. Make sure you are using an updated browser. You may even need to try multiple browsers for some content (i.e. ChromeFireFox).

Instructor: Princesa VanBuren Hansen
Phone: 612-232-1721

Office hours: 8:00-9:00 a.m., 4:00-5:00 pm or as arranged

Emailpvanburenhansen@district287.org

Something not working? Fill out this form for the Helpdesk. You may also want to use this page to test your browser or other computer settings. Make sure you are using an updated browser. You may even need to try multiple browsers for some content (i.e. ChromeFireFox).

Instructor: Princesa VanBuren Hansen
Phone: 612-232-1721

Office hours: 8:00-9:00 a.m., 4:00-5:00 pm or as arranged

Emailpvanburenhansen@district287.org

Something not working? Fill out this form for the Helpdesk. You may also want to use this page to test your browser or other computer settings. Make sure you are using an updated browser. You may even need to try multiple browsers for some content (i.e. ChromeFireFox).

Instructor: Princesa VanBuren Hansen
Phone: 612-232-1721

Office hours: 8:00-9:00 a.m., 4:00-5:00 pm or as arranged

Emailpvanburenhansen@district287.org

Something not working? Fill out this form for the Helpdesk. You may also want to use this page to test your browser or other computer settings. Make sure you are using an updated browser. You may even need to try multiple browsers for some content (i.e. ChromeFireFox).

Speech Communications is an elective course that will provide students with the basic skills needed in a variety public and daily interaction within society. We will study historical and famous speeches, types of speeches, and speech skills. Students will learn the essentials parts of speech. Students are expected to deliver speeches to the instructor via various modes every week. Students may use: http://screencast-o-matic.com, Skype, Face Time, Google vtalk, Yahoo Messenger, or recording yourselves with a video camera or phone.

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Students work with their teacher through a process of brainstorming ideas, planning with an audience and purpose in mind, drafting, revising, and final editing on essay topics of the student's choice. In addition to the general feedback they receive about each step of the process, students also identify their own particular concerns about their writing. The teachers use the students' questions about writing to individualize the writing process and help students discover ways to make their writing more clear and effective.

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