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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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?

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 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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EmpowerU is a course to help students work on their personal growth each day with the support of daily coaching to help personalize the course to each student's goals and challenges.  Students set and meet goals in personal wellness, emotional wellness, social connection and academic wellness.  Through the course, students increase confidence, decrease anxiety, and meet goals and build resilience. Get ready for self-improvement!  This is fun!

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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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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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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Japanese 2a is the first semester of Japanese 2, which is the second year of Japanese.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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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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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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