Course Description Book
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Woodlake High School

 

“A Place of Purposeful Teaching and Relevant Learning"

 

 

BOARD POLICY

 

Personnel/Students

Nondiscrimination is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Discrimination Act of 1975.

       

The Woodlake Unified School District Board of Education believes in the inherent worth of every individual and the right of everyone to receive equal opportunities in all educational programs and activities, which are conducted by the school district.  It is also our belief that every qualified individual has the right to expect fair and equal treatment as an applicant for employment, as an employee, or as a student.

The Woodlake Union High School District shall not unlawfully discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, socio-economic status, marital status, sex, age, handicaps, or membership in legally constituted organization in any of its policies, procedures, or practices.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, enrollment in, and employment of all applicants, employees and students in all programs and activities managed or operated by the Woodlake Unified School District.

The District Superintendent shall continue all necessary actions to ensure that discrimination does not occur in the educational program or activities within the district.

 

 

Updated by Carmita Peña

Adopted by the Board on 2/8/2017

 

Not all courses in this booklet will be offered each year. 

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE = 220 (Students earn five credits for each one semester class they pass unless otherwise specified.)

 

REQUIRED COURSE WORK

ENGLISH

                40 credits             CP English 9, Accelerated English 9

                                              CP English 10, Honors English 10, or English SS

                                              CP English 11, AP English Language & Composition, or English SS

                                              CP English 12, ERWC, AP English Literature, or COS English

MATHEMATICS

                30 credits             Three years of any math classes (repeated courses do not count).  Four years is recommended.

SCIENCE

                10 credits             Life Science (Biology, Ag. Biology, AP Biology).

                10 credits             Physical Science (Physical/Earth Science, Ag Physical Science, Chemistry, AP Physics)

SOCIAL STUDIES

                10 credits             World History (2 semesters in 10th Grade)

                10 credits             U.S. History (2 semesters in 11th Grade)

                 5 credits              American Government (1 semester in 12th Grade)

                 5 credits              Economics (1 semester in 12th Grade)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

                10 credits             Coed PE (2 semesters of PE must be taken) should be taken in grades 9-11.

                10 credits            PE Elective (this credit can be earned by participation in 2 sport seasons, Hispanic Dance, Weightlifting, or                                              fall term Tiger Marching Band)

                                               

FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE

                10 credits             One year of Fine Arts (Music, Drama, Art, Floral Design, or Dance), Foreign Language, or a Career                                               Technical Education (CTE) Course (Adv. Ag Mechanics or Adv. Business Graphics).

FRESHMAN CORE

                5 credits               Health and Wellness

                5 credits               Computer Applications 1

 

ELECTIVES

                55 credits

 

YOUTH SERVICE LEARNING/COMMUNITY SERVICE

5 credits              To graduate from Woodlake High School each student MUST complete 85 hours of community service (volunteer work) for which they will receive 5 credits toward graduation.  The number of Youth Service Learning hours required for a student who transfers from another high school will be dealt with on a prorated basis.  A student may do all the Youth Service Learning hours in one year, although it is recommended to spread the 85 hours over the four years of high school.  The 85 hours may be done in one single project or they may be done from several projects.  A student may begin doing Youth Service Learning after 8th grade graduation.  Hours are not done for pay, for family, or during school time.  Community Service projects must be approved before starting project(s). Hours must be turned in within two weeks of the project’s completion.  Hours turned in after the two weeks will be worth half credit.  All students must complete all 85 hours by May 1st of their senior year (May 1st deadline will be moved if it falls on a weekend) or they will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.

 

SENIOR EXIT INTERVIEW & PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Students will prepare a portfolio including school work, community service and job readiness information.  This portfolio will be graded by members of the community and they will have a one-on-one interview with this same evaluator. Students must pass their Portfolio and Senior Exit Interview with a 80% score to graduate.  If students fail to pass their portfolio or the interview portion they will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Students who fail to submit their portfolio by the indicated deadline will not be interviewed until summer, therefore they will not be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Deadline is May of senior year.   

 

ATTENDANCE     All students must meet a 94% attendance requirement in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

 

 

RECOMMENDED COLLEGE PREPARATORY CLASSES

 

The following courses are recommended for students planning to enter college after high school graduation.

Students should refer to the UC a-g list on pg. xiii.

  

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR

CP English 9 or English 9 Accelerated

 

CP English 10 or Honors English 10

 

CP English 11 or AP Language & Composition

 

ERWC, AP English Literature, or

COS/English 251 & 001

Freshmen Core: Health & Wellness/Computer Applications

 

World History

 

United States History

Or

AP US History

Government  & Economics

 

Integrated Math (IM1) or IM2 (advanced course)

 

Integrated Math (IM2) or IM3 (advanced course)

 

Integrated Math (IM3)/ Pre Cal, or Honors Pre Cal.

 

Pre Cal., or AP Calculus AB

 

Phy/Earth Science or Ag. Phy. Science

 

Biology or Ag Biology

 

Chemistry and/or AP Physics

 

AP Biology or AP Physics

 

Foreign Language 1st yr.

 

Foreign Language 2nd yr.

 

Foreign Language, 3rd yr./AP Spanish Lang.

 

Foreign Language, 4th yr.

 

Physical Education (P.E.)

 

Fine Arts Elective or

AP Comp Sci. Principles

Fine Arts Elective

Elective/ROP

 

College Prep Requirements:  All classes must be passed with a grade of “C” or better!

 

  • Four years of College Prep or Advanced English courses
  • Three years of Math are required for entrance, but four years are strongly recommended (must take up to Algebra 2 to be eligible).
  • Two years of lab Science is required for entrance, but three years are recommended (generally: Biology & Chemistry are required).
  • Two years of Foreign Language are required, but three years or more of one language or two years of two different languages are recommended.
  • One year of courses in Visual or Performing Arts are required. It must be 2 semesters of the same course!
  • At least three additional College Prep classes in areas 1-4 above.

Possible Sequence of English Courses

 A.

9th

10th

11th

12th

CP English 9

CP English 10

CP English 11

CP English 12 or COS/Eng.251& Eng/1

ELD

ELD

ELD

ELD

 *All ELL Students will be placed in ELD course based on CELDT level and placement test.

 

 B.

9th

10th

11th

12th

CP English 9

CP English 10

CP English 11

CP English 12 or COS/Eng.251& Eng/1

Speech Comm.

Media Comm.

CAHSEE ELA

CAHSEE ELA

 Students who struggle in language arts and would benefit from a support class.

 

 C.

9th

10th

11th

12th

CP English 9

CP English 10

CP English 11

CP English 12 or ERWC or COS/Eng.251& Eng/1

English 10 H

AP English Composition

AP English Literature

 Most incoming 9th graders begin here.  If student excels in CP they may be recommended to move up to track D.

 

 D.

9th

10th

11th

12th

English 9 Accelerated

CP English 10

CP English 11

CP English 12 or ERWC or COS/Eng.251& Eng/1

English 10 H

AP English Composition

AP English Literature

 Student who are advanced in language arts.

 

Students are placed in English and Math based on State testing scores, parent request, and

teacher recommendations.

 

 

 

= CSU/UC College Prep Courses

 

Possible Sequence of Math Courses

 

All students must pass Integrated Math I (IM 1)

A.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Integrated Math 1

Integrated Math 2

Integrated Math 3

Pre-Calculus

 or

Accounting

 Most incoming 9th graders begin here.

 

 

B.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Integrated Math 2

Integrated Math 3

Pre-Calculus or

H Pre-cal

 

AP Calculus

 or

Statistics

 Students who are advanced in mathematics begin here.

 

  

 

= CSU/UC College Prep Courses

 

 

Note:  Students are placed in Math based on State testing scores, parent request, and teacher recommendation.

 

Possible Sequence of Science Courses

 

 

 A.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Physics

 

Biology

Chemistry

AP Physics

Class of  2019

 

 

 

 B.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Phy/Earth Science

 

Biology

Chemistry

AP Biology

 

  C.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Phy/Earth Science

 

Biology

Chemistry & AP Physics

AP Biology

 

 

  D.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Ag Physical Science

 

Ag Biology

Ag Soil Chemistry

AP Biology and/or AP Physics

 

 *Academy Pathway

 

 

= CSU/UC College Prep Courses

 

 

 

Possible Sequence of Spanish Classes

Nonnative Spanish Speakers

*Students must be in College Prep English to take Spanish as a freshman.

(* Must have department permission to enroll)

 

9th

10th

           11th

12th

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

AP Spanish Language

 

 

Spanish for Spanish Speakers

Students from Spanish Speaking homes will be given a test to determine placement.

Students will be given credit for any skipped courses upon completion of a more advanced course.

9th

10th

11th

12th

Spanish 1SS

Spanish 2SS

Spanish 3

AP Spanish Language

*If student receives a grade of “C”, student must take Spanish 3 before enrolling in

AP Spanish Language.

 

9th

10th

11th

12th

Spanish 1SS

Spanish 2SS

Grade of A/B

* AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

*4 AP letter grade=Spanish 3 letter grade

 

Spanish for Spanish Speakers Honors

These students have demonstrated superior knowledge of the language and culture and are fluent in their reading, writing, and speaking skills.

A.

9th

10th

11th

Spanish 1SS

Spanish 2SS

Grade of A/B

AP Spanish Literature

B.

9th

10th

11th

Spanish 2SS

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

 

*Students must have taken and passed the AP Spanish Language class with a grade “C” or better and must have taken and passed the AP Spanish Language test with a score of 3 or better OR must have passed Spanish 2SS with grade of “B” or better AND passed the AP Spanish Language test with a score of 4 or better.  If the student took the AP Spanish Language test and passed with a 3, he/she must receive instructor’s permission to enroll in AP Spanish Literature.


 Agriculture & Industry Career Pathway

 

AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRY CAREER PATHWAY

Agriculture & Animal science are focal points in today’s society.  Population is growing rapidly and the need for better technology to produce food in an environmentally safe manner has never been more important.  Students choosing this career path will learn about agricultural and environmental demands of today and how technology and sound agricultural practices will aid in meeting these demands.

 

 

Agriculture & Industry Pathway Courses

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Ag Physical Science

Ag Biology

Ag Soil Chemistry

Art of Floral Design

 

 

Greenhouse Management

Ag Systems Management 

Ag Mechanics 1

Ag Mechanics 2

ROP Ag Mechanics

ROP Ag Mechanics

Possible Careers in Agriculture & Industry:

 

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Agricultural Inspectors
Agricultural Technicians
Animal Scientists
Animal Trainers
Aquaculture Managers
Biochemists
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Chemical Technicians
Conservation Scientists
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters,
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
Environmental Science Teachers, secondary
Environmental Scientists and Specialist
Farm and Home Management Advisors
Farm and Ranch Managers
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Fish & Game Warden
Floral Designers
Food Science Technicians
Food Scientists and Technologists
Foresters
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
Nursery Workers
Park Naturalists
Pest Control Workers
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
Retail Salespersons
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
Soil and Plant Scientists
Soil and Water Conservationists
Tree Trimmers/Pruners
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists


 

Arts & Communications Career Pathway

 

ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS CAREER PATHWAY

Those who want to creatively express themselves in order to entertain, to inform, to challenge, and/or to inspire should explore this career path.  Arts and Communication (English) includes the areas of performing, writing, and visual arts.

 

Arts & Communication Pathway Courses

9th

10th

11th

12th

Beginning Choir

Beginning Choir or

Concert Choir

Beginning Choir or

Concert Choir

Beginning Choir or

Concert Choir

Drama I

Drama I

Drama I

Drama I

Hispanic Dance

 

Hispanic Dance

or

Adv. Prof. Dance

Adv. Prof. Dance

Adv.

Prof. Dance

Basic Guitar

 

Basic Guitar

or

Percussion

Concert Band or Percussion

Adv. Concert Band or Percussion

Concert Band

Concert Band or Adv. Concert Band

Adv. Concert Band

Adv. Concert Band

Mariachi Los Tigres

Mariachi Los Tigres

Mariachi Los Tigres

 

Mariachi Los Tigres

Art 1

Art 2

Art 3 & 4

Art 3 & 4

Video Production

Video Production or Journalism

Video Production or Journalism

Video Production or Journalism

Possible Careers in Arts & Communications:

 

Acting 
Animation, Video Graphics & Special Effects 
Art/Art Studies, General
Technologies/Technicians, Other 
Ballet 
Broadcast Journalism
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication
Computer Graphics 
Conducting
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 
Directing and Theatrical Production 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema Studies
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator,
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Journalism
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Museology/Museum Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Painting
Photography
Photojournalism 

 

Business & Technology Career Pathway

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CAREER PATHWAY

Business is the heart of all enterprises. Business encompasses marketing, management, information technology, finance, accounting, and basic consumer awareness. In today’s global environment, individuals with effective communication skills and working knowledge of computer applications will find an enjoyable and successful career in business. Being exposed to computer software and the many facets of business is integral for all individuals regardless of the career path you choose.

 

Business & Technology Pathway Courses

9th

10th

11th

12th

Computer Applications

AP Computer Science Principles

ROP Business Graphics A & B

 

ROP Business Graphics A & B

Computer Applications

AP Computer Science Principles

Accounting

 

Personal Finance

Computer Applications

Video Production

Adv. Video Production

Adv. Video Production

Computer Applications

AP Computer Science Principles

STEM 1

STEM 2

 

Possible Careers in Business & Technology:

 

 

 

Social & Human Services Career Pathway

 

SOCIAL & HUMAN SERVICES CAREER PATHWAY

If you want to help people, whether young or old, to live longer, safer, happier, and more fulfilling lives, then this is a great career path for you to choose.   The courses listed below will help you develop the effective communication skills necessary to be successful in this field. These courses also focus on human development and the history of

 our society, which is important to understand when working with a        multicultural populations.

 

Social & Human Services Pathway Courses

 

9th

10th

11th

12th

Health

 

Biology

 

Medical Terminology (Acellus)

Psychology (Acellus)

 

 

Leadership

Leadership

 

World History

US History

American Govt.

 

 

Possible Careers in Social & Human Services:

 

  • Careers in Education
  • Legislators
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Firefighter
  • Police Officer
  • Mental Health Counselor/Clinician
  • Health Educator
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Government Employee
  • Childcare Worker
  • Director of Activities
  • Protective Service Workers
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Attorney
  • Politics

Health & Science Career Pathway

 

HEALTH AND SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY

As long as we live, we will need health care.  People in the healthcare field help others achieve emotional, physical, and mental well-being.  Whether it is working in the nutritional field, medicine, research, sports or fitness, the person who chooses this career path will like the fact that he/she is making a difference in someone’s life.

 

Health & Science Pathway Courses

9th

10th

11th

12th

IM1

 

IM2

 

IM3

 

Statistics

IM2

 

IM3

 

Pre-Cal or

H. Pre-Cal

AP Calculus

 

Phy/Earth Sci. or

Physics

Biology

Chemistry and/or AP Physics

AP Biology and/or AP Physics

 

 

Medical Terminology

Psychology

 

Possible Careers in Health & Science:

 

 

Administrative Services Managers
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
Athletic Trainers
Biological Scientists, All Other
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Chiropractors
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
Dental Hygienists
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Dentists, General
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Dietetic Technicians
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Family and General Practitioners
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All
Health Educators
Health Technologists and Technicians, r
Healthcare Practitioners
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
Home Health Aides
Massage Therapists
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Medical and Health Services Managers
Medical Assistants
Medical Equipment Preparers
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Medical Secretaries
Medical Transcriptionists
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Nursing Assistants
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Occupational Therapists
Optometrists
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Orthodontists
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Physical Scientists, All Other
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
Psychiatric Technicians
Psychiatrists
Radiation Therapists
Radiologic Technicians
Receptionists and Information Clerks
Respiratory Therapists
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Speech-Language Pathologists
Surgeons

 

AGRICULTURE ACADEMY

 

Plant Science Pathway

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

CP English 9 (Acad)

CP English 10 (Acad)

CP English 11

CP English 12

IM1 (Acad)

or IM2

IM2 or

IM3

IM3  or

H. Pre-Cal

Statistics  or

AP Calculus

Ag Physical Science (Acad)

Ag Biology (Acad)

Ag Soil Chemistry (Acad)

Ag Govt/Bus Econ

Comp. Apps/Health

Horticulture Practices

Greenhouse Management (Acad)

Art of Floral Design (Acad)

PE

World History

US History

Ag Systems Management (Acad)

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3 or Elect.

Elective

 

Agriculture Mechanics Pathway

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

CP English 9 (Acad)

CP English 10 (Acad)

CP English 11

CP English 12

IM1 (Acad)

IM2 (Acad)

IM3

Statistics

Ag Mechanics 1

Ag Mechanics 2

ROP Ag Mechanics (Acad)

ROP Ag Mechanics (Acad)

Ag Physical Science

Ag Biology

Ag Soil & Chemistry (Acad)

Ag Systems Management (Acad)

Comp. Apps/Health

World History

US History

Ag Govt/Bus Econ

PE

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Elective

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM

 

Top 10 Students:

The top ten students are selected based on their overall (over all 4 years) GPA.  GPA is weighted for AP or Honors courses.  There could be multiple students for each ranking.  The GPA considered goes to the hundredth place (ex: 4.02).  The following criteria must be met to qualify for top ten:

            -Meet A-G requirements

            -Must be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony

            -Must meet all WHS graduation requirements

 

Graduate With Honors:

The Graduate with Honors program is offered by Woodlake Union High School to increase academic motivation, broaden university admission options, provide access to competitive majors, prepare for college admission exams, and develop strong academic background.  To qualify as a Graduate with Honors, a student must:  - Complete all prescribed courses in grades 9-12

-  Receive no more than 4 semester grades of C in all courses.  Only original grades will be included.

-  Receive a grade of C or higher in all courses, grades 9-12 (no grade of D or F in any course.)

            -  Turn in completed application to counseling by May 15th.

Prescribed course of study for Graduate with Honors:

English:                                  4 years of CP or Honors/AP English.

Advanced Math:                    4 years-Geometry CP or Honors, Algebra 2 CP or Honors, Pre-Calc CP or Honors, Statistics, AP Calculus.

Science:                                 3 years minimum including-Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Biology, AP. Biology and/or H Physics.

Foreign Languages:             3 years of same language or 2 years each of 2 different languages.

Social Sciences:                   3 years

Fine Art:                                 1 year

 

California Scholarship Federation

California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a national and honorary club, whose members have met specific academic requirements. Membership recognizes academic effort and achievement. Membership requirements are based on both grade point average and points, which are computed from the courses taken during the semester. Students must apply each eligible term for membership. Students who qualify six times during their sophomore to senior years (one of these must be earned during the senior year) are awarded Life Membership. In addition, the student is bestowed the gold tassels of excellence, which are worn during graduation commencements. Students must have a minimum of 10 points to qualify and is calculated as follows:

            A = 3 CSF Points

            B = 1 CSF Points

            C = 0 CSF Points

A grade of “D” or “F” in any course during the term automatically debars membership.

 

 

RENAISSANCE

The purpose of the Renaissance program is to recognize students who are achieving academic excellence with tangible incentives, rewards, and recognition. Renaissance Award assemblies are held at the end of each term.

 

Award

Criteria

Gold Tiger

Must have a GPA of 4.0 or better during the previous semester

Silver Tiger

Must have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99

Bronze Tiger

Must have a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49

Academic Athlete

Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher while being involved in athletics

Perfect Attendance

Students missed no class periods the previous semester or have made up excused or ill class periods up through Saturday school hours (max of 8 periods made up)

Excellent

Attendance

98%+ attendance in previous term

           

 

 

 

Inter-District Transfer Students

 

Students Transferring from Accredited Institutions:

 

  1. Students coming from accredited institutions will receive credit for courses completed and partial credit for partial completion upon receipt of transfer grades. 
  2. Community service hours will be pro-rated based on the year they enter W.H.S. The 85 hours will be based on 22 hours per academic year.  (Example: student entering WHS for 11th grade will only need to complete 44 hours).
  3. The 94% attendance requirement to participate in the graduation ceremony will only be applied to time enrolled at Woodlake High School.
  4. Students entering W.H.S. prior to their senior year will be required to meet all portfolio requirements in order to graduate.  Students that enroll during their senior year may only be required to complete partial requirements.  However, this will be on a case-by-case basis depending on the time of entering W.H.S.

 

Students Transferring from Non-Accredited Settings:

 

  1. Students that are transferring from non-accredited settings will not receive credit for the coursework they completed at a non-accredited school.
  2. If the parent or student is seeking to complete a high school diploma they may have the option of challenging coursework already completed at their previous school.  If they choose to challenge coursework they will receive a PASS for 5 credits, and at no point will we assign a letter grade for a challenged course.
  3. Students that transfer from a non-accredited institution or setting will not be eligible to participate in the top ten at our graduation ceremony.

 

 

COLLEGE READINESS

Resource Mapping

HIGH SCHOOL

 

Counseling

  • 8th Grade Parent Night
  • Take Pathway Courses
  • Sophomore Counseling program
  • Track A to G status each semester
  • Grade Level Parent Meetings
  • College Night (TCOE)
  • Dropout Prevention

College Application process

  • Online admissions application assistance
  • Letter of recommendation and admissions essay support
  • SAT/PSAT/ACT/ASPIRE prep

Academic programs

  • Advanced Placement/Honors programs
  • Early College program
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Academy of Agriculture
  • Take Dual Enrollment Courses

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA application assistance
  • Local Scholarships
  • Donate a scholarship
  • Support mentoring financial and/or participation
  • “Send a scholar to your alma mater” sponsorship
  • Sponsor workshop on college readiness
  • Underwriting scholarship awards ceremony
  • Holiday social and student networking sponsor

Other

  • Use of data/analytics
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Program majors
  • Naviance – career & college program

COLLEGE

 

  • Early Assessment Program/ Take in 11th Grade during SBAC (CSU)
  • Meet with College Representatives
  • 2+2
  • Community College Programs – EOPS, Summer Bridge, MESA (Engineering), LISTO, TRIO,& First Year Experience
  • CSU Programs = EOP, Summer Bridge

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AND CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

REQUIREMENTS


WUHS courses that meet the UC (a-g) requirements:

 

a-HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE

   United States History

   World History

   American Government

   AP American Govt.

   Acellus-World History I & II

   Acellus-US History I & II

   Acellus-AP US History

   Acellus-US Government

 

b-ENGLISH

   CP English 9-12

    Acellus-CP English 9-12

   English 9 Accelerated

   English 10 (H)

   AP English Language and Composition

   AP English Literature and Composition

   Acellus-AP English Language & Composition

    Acellus-AP English Literature & Composition

    CP English SS

   CSU Expository Reading & Writing (ERWC)

   Classical Mythology

   COS/English 251 or English 1

 

c-MATHEMATICS

   (* may only be used for the “c” requirement)

   Integrated Math 1

   Integrated Math 2

   Integrated Math 3

    Acellus-Trigonometry

   Statistics

   Pre-Calculus

   H Pre-Calculus

   AP Calculus AB

   Acellus-AP Calculus AB

   Acellus- Integrated Math 1, 2, & 3

   Acellus- Pre Calculus

   Acellus- Trigonometry

 

d-LABORATORY SCIENCE

   Biology

   Ag Biology

   Chemistry

   AP Physics

   AP Biology

    Acellus-AP Physics 1

 

 

 

 

e-FOREIGN LANGUAGE

   (* may only be used for the “e” requirement)

   Spanish *1-2-3; Spanish *1-2 Spanish Speakers

   AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature

 

           

 f-FINE ART

   (* may only be used for the “f” requirement)

   Advanced Band

   *Art I

     Art II

     Art III + IV

    *Basic Guitar

   *Concert Band

   *Concert Choir

   *Dance 1

    *Drama 1

   *Hispanic Music through Dance

   *Jazz Ensemble

    *The Art of Floral Design

 

g-ELECTIVE COURSES

   Ag Mechanics I

   Ag Earth Science

   Ag Business & Economics

   American Government

   Acellus-AP Psychology

   Economics

   Journalism

   Mexican American Studies

   STEM Exploration

   Yearbook

   AP Computer Science Principles

 

All students must satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) requirement by completing an appropriate single course in a year-long sequence (i.e., the second semester must be the continuation of the first semester, requiring the first semester as a prerequisite).

 

 

Notes:  Only the above underlined courses will be assigned extra honors credit: (A=5, B=4, C=3)

UNIVERSITIES OF CALIFORNIA

 

If you are interested in applying to a University of California you should:

 

  1. Have completed a minimum of the following courses with AT LEAST a “C” grade, preferably A’s & B’s.

Courses must be included on UC’s A-F list to count for admission.

  1. 1 year of U.S. History
  2. 4 years of College Preparatory English
  3. 3 years of College Preparatory Math (Algebra 1 and higher)(four years recommended)
  4. 2 years of Lab Science (taken in 10th grade or later)-Biology, Chemistry, Physics (3 years strongly recommended
  5. 2 years of one foreign language (3 years are strongly recommended)
  6. 1 year of Visual & Performing Arts.
  7. 4 years of 4 advanced classes continuing in Foreign Language, Laboratory Science, Math, English, Social Science, History, or Fine Arts.
  8. Visit the universities that interest you the most at least twice to make sure that you are comfortable with the campus.
  9. Arrange to take the SAT or ACT and SAT II during your Junior year and early in your Senior year. It must be taken before November 30th of your Senior year.
  10. Complete and send in the application for the University of California during the month of November. (VERY IMPORTANT!)  Deadline November 30th.
  11. Investigate housing costs and availability. Then apply as soon as possible.
  12. Before November of Senior Year, investigate scholarship programs at your intended campus by writing to the Financial Aid Office and requesting scholarship applications.
  13. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to be considered for Pell Grants, Cal Grants, Loans, etc. (Deadline March 2nd.)
  14. Inquire if your intended campus gives credit for CLEP (College Level Examination Programs) or AP (Advanced Placement) programs.
  15. Sign up for the Subject A Exam given in May. If this is not passed during your 1st year of college you may be dismissed from the University.  To be exempt from taking the Subject A exam you must have a score of 680 or better in the SAT II Writing Subject test or a score of 3 or higher in the AP English Composition and Literature.
  16. Before graduating, sign up in the main office to have your final transcripts sent to the college of your choice. Be sure you have brought your social security card in to have a copy for school record.  Your social security number goes on your final transcript.

Important Information

            Acceptance/rejection notices from most UC campuses will begin to arrive around March 1.  However, UCLA and Berkeley do not notify until the end of March, so be patient.  Continue to study hard, as the final transcript is the ultimate determining factor.  If your transcripts show something different than you reported to them or if you decide to drop a major course, your initial acceptance can and will be withdrawn by the university.

  

Universities of California

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/welcome.html

 

 

UC Map- http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/campuspopup.html

 

Berkeley – http://www.berkeley.edu

Davis – http://www.ucdavis.edu

Irvine – http://www.uci.edu

Los Angeles – http://www.ucla.edu

Merced – http://www.ucmerced.edu

Riverside – http://www.ucr.edu

San Diego – http://www.ucsd.edu

San Francisco – http://www.ucsf.edu

Santa Barbara – http://www.ucsb.edu

Santa Cruz – http://www.ucsc.edu

 

California State Universities

If you are interested in attending a California State University, you should:

  1. Have completed the following courses with at least a “C” grade or better:
  2. 1 year of U.S. History
  3. 4 years of College Preparatory English
  4. 3 years of College Preparatory Math (Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2)
  5. 2 years of Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  6. 2 years of the same Foreign Language (3 years are strongly recommended)
  7. 1 year of Visual or Performing Arts.
  8. 3 years of 4 Advanced courses continuing in Foreign Language, Laboratory Science, Math, English, Social Science, History, or Fine Arts.

 

  1. Visit the universities that interest you most at least twice to make sure that you are comfortable with the campus.

 

  1. Arrange to take the SAT and /or ACT at the end of your junior year or before November 30th of your Senior year. (See Exam Schedule, pg. 12)

 

  1. File an application for each state college you are interested in attending. If you are applying for a particularly popular major school such as engineering, file an application to more than one CSU campus to increase your chances of acceptance.  Send in applications between November 1 and November 30.

 

  1. Investigate housing costs and availability, then apply for housing as soon as possible.

 

  1. Write to the Financial Aid Office of your intended campus and request scholarship information as soon as possible. (BEFORE NOVEMBER.)  Due dates range from November 1 to April 1 at different schools.

 

  1. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for Pell Grants, Cal Grants, Loans, etc. (Deadline March 2nd) and mail in scholarship applications.

 

  1. Inquire if your intended campus gives credit for CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or AP (Advanced Placement) programs. Inquire about special programs such as Honors, Humanities, EOP etc!  File your EOP papers.  You will have to be interviewed sometime in the spring.  It is important that all papers are filed as soon as possible.  Do not confuse regular admissions with EOP!  They are different and may ask for different documentation!

 

  1. Sign up to take the Elementary Level Math and English Placement Test in May. To be exempt from taking the EPT you must score a 24 on an ACT English Test, a 3 on a Lang. & Comp or Lit. & Comp. Test, an SAT I Verbal Score of 550 or an SAT II Writing Score of 680.  For the ELM you must score a 23 on an ACT Math Test, a 550 on an SAT I Math Test, or a 550 on an SAT II level 1 Math Test.  CSU campuses require English and Math Placement Tests.  These should be taken prior to enrollment.  You may not have to take these if your SAT test results are high enough.   This information will come directly to you from the state universities to which you applied.  Please do not ignore these papers.  These exams are offered on five CSU system wide dates and can be taken at any CSU.

 

  1. Before you graduate, sign up in the main office to have your final transcripts sent to the college of your choice. (Do not forget to bring your Social Security card to verify your number; it goes on your final transcripts).

 Important Information

CSU notifications are on a rolling basis around March 1st.  Continue to study hard, as the final transcript is the ultimate determining factor.  If your transcript shows something different than you reported to them, or you decide to drop a major course, your initial acceptance can and will be withdrawn by the university.

File your EOP papers.  You will have to be interviewed sometime in the spring.  It is important that all papers are filed as soon as possible.  Do not confuse regular admissions with EOP!  They are different and may ask for different documentation!

 

California State Universities

www.csumentor.edu

 

CSU Map – http://www.calstate.edu/datastore/campus_map.shtml

Bakersfield – www.csub.edu                                 Northridge – www.csun.edu

Chico – www.csuchico.edu                                   Cal Poly, Pomona – www.cpp.edu

Dominguez Hills – www.csudh.edu                       Sacramento – www.csus.edu

Fresno – www.csufresno.edu                               San Bernardino – www.csusb.edu

Fullerton – www.fullerton.edu                               San Diego – www.sdsu.edu

Hayward – www.csuhayward.edu                        San Francisco – www.sfsu.edu

Humboldt – www.humboldt.edu                            San Jose – www.sjsu.edu

Long Beach – www.csulb.edu                              Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo- www.calpoly.edu

Los Angeles – www.calstatela.edu                       San Marcos – www.csusm.edu

Maritime Academy – www.csum.edu                    Sonoma – www.sonoma.edu

Monterrey Bay – www.csumb.edu                        Stanislaus – www.csustan.edu

California Community Colleges

 

 

DIVISION OF ENGLISH

 

CP ENGLISH 9 (College Prep)                                                               A-0322   B-0334

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

  1. Texts:           Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell Literature

Course Description: This class is a comprehensive introductory course in English for high school students who have been academically successful.  The course will include instruction in vocabulary development, thinking skills, speaking, listening, reading skills, and the writing process.

 

ENGLISH 9 ACCELERATED                                                                  A-0313 B-0314

PREREQUISITE:           By teacher recommendation.

GRADE LEVEL:            9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required by recommendation

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

  1. Texts:           Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell Literature
  2. Other:           Romeo and Juliet; Fables; Of Mice and Men

Course Description: This course is designed for the advanced student who plans to take Advanced Placement courses and tests during their junior and senior years. Students must maintain a C to remain in the program.

 

CP ENGLISH 10                                                                        A-0319   B-0333

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

  1. Texts: Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell Literature; Grammar and Composition, Course Three
  2. Other:           Night, Animal Farm, LOTF

Course Description: This class is a comprehensive course in English literature and grammar for students who have been academically successful.  Concentration of vocabulary building, thinking skills, reading skills, listening and speaking skills and the writing process.  Students are expected to earn a grade of a C or better to remain in the honors track.

 

ENGLISH 10 HONORS                                                                          A-0327   B-0347

PREREQUISITE:           A grade of a B or better in English 9 and teacher recommendation.

GRADE LEVEL             10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required by recommendation

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

  1. Texts:           Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell Literature
  2. Other:           To Kill a Mockingbird.

Course Description: Honors English is a two-term course recommended for self-motivated students with a strong interest in writing, reading, discussion, and analysis of literature.  Compositions are literature based with emphasis on content.  Other areas of emphasis are critical thinking, listening, oral expression, and vocabulary.

 

CP ENGLISH 11                                                                        A-0323   B-0335

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            11

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

  1. Texts:                       Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell American Literature

   Course Description: This course is designed to help students accelerate in the areas of writing, vocabulary development, reading, critical thinking, and grammar comprehension. Basic study and organization skills, as well as, skills that help students succeed on standardized tests will be practiced. Writing topics will be based on the literature that we have read together.

 

AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION                                                    A-0343 B-0344

PREREQUISITE:           A grade of a B or better in advanced English classes, permission from instructor

GRADE LEVEL:            11 AND 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES  AP

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

Textbook: Aufses, Robin Dissin, Lawrence Scanlon, and Renee H. Shea. The Language of Composition. 2nd edition. Boston and New York: Bedford/St. Martin's. 2013.Brassil, John, Sandra Coker, Carl Glover. 

Course Description

The AP Language and Composition course is a college-level rhetoric course designed to prepare students for analytical, argumentative and expository writing and to teach students the importance of these modes as a “basis of academic and professional communication, as well as the personal and reflective writing that fosters the development of writing facility in any context” (College Board). 

The course is organized in historical units that address the various styles and/or themes of that particular era. In each unit the students will read and analyze models of the specific style, participate in practice activities and discussions, and produce writing samples that adhere to the qualities identified through class activities.

The culminating assignment of the course is the AP Exam in May.  Students are expected to submit a portfolio of their work in May.  Students are expected to earn a grade of a C or better to remain in the honors track.

 

CP ENGLISH 12                                                                        A-0324   B-0336

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:                

  1. Texts:           Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell British Literature; Grammar & Composition Fourth Course
  2. Other: Macbeth, Beowulf, Hamlet; Twenty-Third Psalm; Sonnets; A Separate Peace

Course Description:  This course is designed to prepare students for college entrance and the world of work.  It provides for the study of English literature from 450 A.D. through the 1900s, including prose, poetry, and fiction.  It is a course of concurrent reading and writing with the emphasis on expository composition, providing for renewal of grammar and research skills.

 

EXPOSITORY READING AND WRITING COURSE (ERWC)                               A- 0364 B - 0365           

PREREQUISITE:           English 9-11

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets English Graduation Requirement and UC – B requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Contemporary Essays, Newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, reports, biographies, memos, assorted public documents, and other nonfiction texts. (see attached outline for more information)

Course Description: 

The goal of the Expository Reading and Writing Course is to prepare college-bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education.  Through a sequence of fourteen rigorous instructional modules, students in this yearlong, rhetoric-based course develop advanced proficiency in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing.  The cornerstone of the course-the assignment template-presents a process for helping students read, comprehend, and respond to nonfiction and literary texts.  Modules also provide instruction in research methods and documentation conventions.  Students will be expected to increase their awareness of the rhetorical strategies employed by authors and to apply those strategies in their own writing.  They will read closely to examine the relationship between an author’s argument or theme and his or her audience and purpose; to analyze the impact of structural and rhetorical strategies; and to examine the social, political, and philosophical assumptions that underlie the text.  By the end of the course, students will be expected to use this process independently when reading unfamiliar texts and writing in response to them.   

 

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE                                                                   A-0310   B-0329

PREREQUISITE:           Grade of "B" or better in AP Eng. Language or teacher recommendation.

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES  AP

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           English Writing and Language Skills, Complete Course:  McDougal Littell Literature
  2. Other:           College Study Skills: The Iliad; Outside reading from State Department of Education recommended list.

Course Description: This is a one-year course recommended for self-motivated students with strong interests in reading, discussion, and analysis of literature.  The course is a chronological survey of British literature plus other selected material.  The course is demanding and requires diligence and dedication. This course will receive honors credit.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD)   1A-0384 1B-0385  2A-0381 2B-0387  3A-0380 3B-0382                                                                    

PREREQUISITE:           Identified as an English Learner (EL)

GRADE LEVEL:            9 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required (only meets elective credit, not English credit)

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Hampton-Brown (High Point) Reading Books, Practice Workbooks, Grammar Practice  Workbooks.
  2. Other materials:  TBD by instructor    

Course Description: These courses will be taken for one to three periods per day, depending on the student’s proficiency level and schedule. Courses are designed to provide rapid acquisition of English, incorporating listening, reading and writing skills.  One year of IET may be substituted for one year of College Prep English for UC or CSU entrance.

 

SHELTERED ENGLISH College Prep (English SS)                                            A -0311 B- 0312 

PREREQUISITE:           Teacher Recommendation

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: Grammar for Writing McDougal Littell: McDougal Littell Literature

Course Description: This course is designed to give students transition from Intensive English Training to College Prep English material while increasing vocabulary.  The course will include instruction in vocabulary development, thinking skills, speaking, listening, reading skills and the writing process.

 

English Skills                                                               A-1270 B-1271 C- 1269

PREREQUISITE:           SDC Designation

GRADE LEVEL:            9 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Curriculum-based English Books recommended by instructor
  2. Other:           Supplemental Reading Workbooks, Reading program, and other materials.

Course Description:  Resource English is a Special Education program designed for those students in Special Ed. or students who require instruction in basic English skills.  The course is curriculum-based and emphasizes reading skills, survival reading skills, writing, spelling, English grammar and literature.  All assignments are individualized to meet the students’ I.E.P. goals, graduation requirements and proficiency testing requirements.  This course will help students develop transitional skills into adulthood.

 

JOURNALISM                                                               A-0370    B-0371  

PREREQUISITE:           English 9 with a “C” or better and permission of the Instructor.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Journalism.
  2. Other:           Multiple handouts on:  Writing the Feature Story, Writing the News Story, How to Write Effective Sports Stories, How to Write Convincing Editorials, and Creative Interviewing.

Course Description: This is a beginning course in newspaper production.  Students will be instructed in the phases of publication, selling ads, gathering information for copy, techniques of successful interviewing, effective lead writing, editing, proofreading, and layout.  The paper is published monthly. Students will also be instructed in the use of Adobe PageMaker to produce the paper for printing.

 

CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY                                                                   A-0396

PREREQUISTE:            English 11 or the consent of the instructor.

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets a semester of English elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATION MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: World Myths and Folk Tales

Course Description: This class focuses on the major gods and goddesses in Greek Mythology and how they enable a student to understand and appreciate the literature, sculpture, and painting in both ancient and modern times.  In addition to reading short mythology stories, students will read Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Homer’s The Iliad as well as write two literary analysis essays.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS

BASIC VOCATIONAL MATH                                                                A-1231  B-1232 

PREREQUISITE:           RSP Students

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets Mathematics requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Number-Blocks Consumer Mathematics, Consumer Survival Skills.
  2. Other: Cuisenaire rods, squares, cubes (or other multi-base material)

Course Description:  Students will build models and discover rules about basic mathematical concepts. This course is designed for the student who is in the Special Education program.  The course covers real-life consumer problems, along with the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, and percentages.

 

 

MATH SKILLS                                                                          A-1272  B-1273 C-1274 

PREREQUISITE:           RSP Students

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets Mathematics requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Number-Blox Consumer Mathematics, Consumer Survival Skills.
  2. Other: Cuisenaire rods, squares, cubes (or other multi-base material)

Course Description:  Students will build models and discover rules about basic mathematical concepts. This course is designed for the student who is in the Special Education program.  The course covers real-life consumer problems, along with the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, and percentages. This course will help students develop transitional skills into adulthood.

 

 

INTEGRATED MATH 1:                                                A-0772  B- 0773 

PREREQUISITE:           Test scores/teacher recommendation.

GRADE LEVEL:            9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: California Algebra I, Prentice Hall; Mathematics Vision Project Web based curriculum at www.mathematicsvisionproject.org 
  2. Tech:         Scientific Calculator, Aleks Mathematics learning software

Course Description: This is a college prep course in mathematics designed to meet California State Standards for integrated math curriculum (Common Core Math Standards) in basic algebra. Integrated math curriculum combines traditional Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II math curriculum into a three year integrated coarse series which combines algebra and geometry topics with a focus on rich problem solving experiences.  The course will help students develop logical problem solving strategies necessary for any future mathematics course. Topics covered include, linear equations and inequalities in two variables, linear functions and modeling linear functions, geometric constructions, basic geometric definitions and rigid motions, relationships and properties, and statistics.

 

 

INTEGRATED MATH COURSE 2:                                             A-0774  B-0775

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Math 1 or an equivalent course with a grade of  "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED: Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: California Algebra I, Prentice Hall; Mathematics Vision Project Web based curriculum at www.mathematicsvisionproject.org 
  2. Other: Graphing Calculator

Course Description: This is the second year of a three year series of college prep mathematics courses designed to meet California State Standards for integrated math curriculum (Common Core Math Standards) in algebra and geometry.  Integrated math curriculum combines traditional Algebra 1, Geometry,  and Algebra II math curriculum into a three year integrated coarse series which combines algebra and geometry topics with a focus on rich problem solving experiences.  The course will help students develop logical problem solving strategies necessary for any future mathematics course. Topics covered include, coordinate geometry, quadratic functions and equations, geometric similarity, algebra and geometry of circles and other conics, probability and geometric and algebraic modeling.

 

INTEGRATED MATH COURSE 3:                                             A-0776  B-0773

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Math 2 or an equivalent course with a grade of  "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            11

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Text: California Algebra I, Prentice Hall; Mathematics Vision Project Web based curriculum at www.mathematicsvisionproject.org 
  2. Graphing Calculator

Course Description: This is the third year of a three year series of college prep mathematics courses designed to meet California State Standards for integrated math curriculum (Common Core Math Standards) in algebra and geometry.  Integrated math curriculum combines traditional Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra II math curriculum into a three year integrated coarse series which combines algebra and geometry topics with a focus on rich problem solving experiences.  The course will help students develop logical problem solving strategies necessary for any future mathematics course. Topics covered include, measurement and dimension, exponential functions, trigonometric ratios, trigonometric functions, functions in general, rational and polynomial expressions, statistics and focus on modeling actual phenomena using the function families learned throughout the 3 course series.

 

PRE-CALCULUS:         Algebra 3 Trig                                                  A-0761 B-0762

PREREQUISITE:           Completed Algebra 2 with a "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            11‑12

ELECTIVE:                    Required or Elective. Meets UC c or f requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Pre-calculus with Limits
  2. Other: Graphing capable Calculator.

Course Description: This college prep math course is set up to meet college requirements.  Students will learn advanced algebra, such as functions, conic sections, linear-quadratic systems, progressions, series and binomial expansions, trigonometric functions, and their graphs and identities.

 

 

 

HONORS PRE-CALCULUS                                           A-0759  B-0760

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Honors Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 with an A

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

GRADE LEVEL:            10-11

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Text:                        Pre-calculus With Limits, Larson, Hostetler, Edwards, Houghton Mifflin

Course Description:  A rigorous college preparatory course designed to prepare students for AP Calculus and math, technology or science careers. This course builds a strong foundation of algebraic principles and skills by reviewing and extending the topics from previous courses. The purpose of the honors course is to offer the challenge of greater depth and faster pace to the most able students.  This is achieved through the study of traditional topics from trigonometry as well as a strong treatment of functions, limits, and problem solving situations that arise from these activities. Topics covered in this class include the study of functions (polynomial, power, exponential, logarithmic, logistic, rational, irrational, and trigonometric), Limits, conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric equations, complex numbers, and vectors.  Emphasis is placed on the skills of graphing and analyzing functions, problem-solving and relating the material to real-world applications.  A strong Geometry and Algebra II background is required with Pre-Calculus being covered at a rigorous pace and additional theoretical depth.

 

AP CALCULUS                                                                                     A-0763 B-0764

PREREQUISITE:           Approval of the teacher.

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective. Meets UC f requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Calculus Graphical Numerical Algebraic Prentice Hall Inc.
  2. Other: Graphing capable calculator

Course Description:  This course is preparing for college.  The course covers the basic theorems and their applications of differential and integral calculus.  The AP Calculus test requires a graphing calculator.

 

STATISTICS                                                                                         A-0768  B-0769

PREREQUISITE:          Completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of B.

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:   Elective

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: 

  1. Texts: The Basic Practice of Statistics David S. Moore 

Course Description  This is an introduction to statistical reasoning and methods for the student who is planning to enter into any degree program which involves the decision sciences such as Science, Engineering, Medicine, Business, Education, Government, or Resource Management.  Students will work with probability, data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, and the technological tools used to analyze data.  Statistical measures of centrality and dispersion, methods of data collection, methods of determining probability, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, determining confidence intervals, and modeling data with regression analysis will be studied.

 

 

STEM   EXPLORATION                         A-0730  B- 0731

PREREQUISITE:                       Passed I.M. 1 with a C or better

GRADE LEVEL:                        11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:              Math Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          Pending Approval

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Text: Electricity and Magnetism, 2005
  2. Chemical Interactions, 2005

Course Description: 

The course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to the principles of engineering and applied science, specifically physics, computer programming and electronics.  The curriculum of this course is centered around hands-on, inquiry based, engineering design challenges.  Students will receive instruction to inform them of the physical principals governing their projects and the engineering design process, but will be encouraged to engage in self-directed learning as the search to solve certain engineering problems and work in teams to complete engineering design challenges.  Students will demonstrate mastery of content and process by completion and presentations of the assigned engineering design challenges, involving computer programming, robotics and electronics.  Students will be expected to share project results both electronically and during oral presentations with peers, teachers, and community professionals.

 

ENGINEER & APP. OF MATHEMATICS                                                A- 0770 B - 0771

PREREQUISITE:          None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:   Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: To be determined.

Course Description:  This course is designed meet the elective credit requirement.  Students will work on algebra and geometry standards using applied math concepts from personal finance, business, design, and construction.  Technology will be used throughout the course to help students prepare for real-life applications.

 

 

DIVISION OF SCIENCE

 

SCIENCE LABORATORY SKILLS

PREREQUISITES:         None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-10

ELECTIVE /REQUIRED:  Meets WUHS Physical & Life Science requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Holt: Visualizing Life Text
  2. Other: Internet Resources, Guest Speakers, Interactive reading guides, Laboratory equipment, Technological resources           

Course Description:  The science laboratory course will consist of several major themes to be covered throughout the trimester process.  Beginning with an in depth study of the scientific method (IE 1a-d, f, n), students will learn the scientific processes behind conducting experiments as well as handling situations where sources of error and data inconsistencies may arise.  After students are comfortable with the scientific process they will move on to lab tools and safety where students will be introduced to a laboratory setting.  Students will be responsible for learning about the various instruments and tools utilized by scientists, be able to identify and distinguish between said instruments, as well as learn the history of several tools (ie microscope) (IE 1a).  After students have become familiar with the lab setting and the proper equipment they will be given a safety test to ensure proper handling of harmful or potentially hazardous material while in a lab situation.  I will scaffold this test with support materials and activities which will engage students in an interactive way hoping to solidify the new knowledge base.  After the introductory weeks of the scientific method, lab equipment, and safety, students will begin to explore the science lab with a variety of experiments which will enable them to utilize their knowledge of safety and lab equipment while conducting experiments using the scientific method.

 

BASIC INTEGRATED PHYSICAL/LIFE SCIENCE                                  A-1220 B-1221

PREREQUISITE:           RSP

GRADE LEVEL:            09-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets Physical/Earth Science & Life Science requirements for Resource students.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Focus on Earth Science; Project Earth and Project Explore/ Basic Science for living - Physical Science; The Earth and Beyond;
  2. Other: Study guides, audio-visual material and teacher-made experiments.

Course Description:  This course is designed for students unable to mainstream into the regular science class.  The course will be designed to meet the needs of each student.  Students must take 4 semesters to meet both the Physical and Life Science Requirements for graduation.

 

PHYSICAL/EARTH SCIENCE                                                   A-1080 B-1081  

PREREQUISITES:         None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-10

ELECTIVE /REQUIRED:  Meets WUHS Physical Science requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Holt: Modern Earth Science (2002)

Course Description:  This course will introduce students to a wide range of topics involving Earth Science.  The basic areas of study will include the formation and framework of Universe, Tectonic Plate development and movement, Earth Dynamic Processes and Cycles, composition of the Atmosphere with regards to weather and climate, and Geology.  Students will be given the opportunity to learn in the classroom and apply those skills and knowledge “hands-on” through basic laboratory activities. Students will learn valuable industry skills and information preparing them for successful futures in high school and college.

 

 

AGRICULTURE PHYSICAL/EARTH SCIENCE                          A-1072  B-1075

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:              Meets WUHS Physical Science and UC/CSU AREA “G” College Prep requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:         YES, AREA “G” College Prep Elective

CA Scholarship Federation:       CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: 

  1. Texts:          Modern Earth Science; Soil Science & Management
  2. Other:          Next Generation Science Standards, Lab Equipment, Computer Technology       

Course Description:  An agriculture science laboratory course designed to fit the requirement of the US/CSU College bound academic student. This course is designed to give students an understanding of Physical sciences as well as Earth and Space  sciences pertaining to the most vital and productive industry in our state: Agriculture. Students will gain practical, hands-on knowledge of soils, climate, weather, atmosphere, geological processes, space science and how earth's systems interact with plant and animal physiology and production. Students will be required to participate in FFA leadership development activities both inside and outside the classroom as a graded component of the class. All students enrolled in the Agriculture Academy at Woodlake High School will design and conduct their own scientific method experiment that will aid in the discovery of answers to modern agriculture issues.

 

PHYSICS                                                                      A-1073 B-1076 

PREREQUISITE:           Geometry Placement, teacher permission.

GRADE LEVEL:            9-11

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets Physical Science Graduation Requirement and UC f elective requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Conceptual Physics
  2. 2. Other: Lab Materials & Computers

Course Description:  The course is a college preparatory laboratory science course that elaborates on the concepts of physics by using mathematics to solve problems.  Topics covered will include motion, forces, momentum, energy, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, and waves. 

 

 

INTEGRATED SCIENCE                                                                       A-1009  B-1010

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Text: Holt: Modern Earth Science (2002)
  2. Other: Video program, Laboratory materials.  Access to computer.

Course Description:  This course will meet graduation requirement for physical science.  Students will explore the universe known to us by scientific exploration as well as an in depth study of our solar system.  Students will also receive instruction in the study of planet Earth.  Throughout the course students will develop important inquiry/lab skills through lab experiments.

 

 

BIOLOGY                                                                                             A-1020   B-1024

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            10                                                                                                                 9 

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets life Science graduation requirements. Meets UC d requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Holt: Biology (2007)
  2. Other: Access to computer lab equipment.

Course Description:  This class will meet the University of California lab science requirement.  Topics covered will include:  Themes of Biology, Chemistry and Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Human Biology and Ecology. 

 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BIOLOGY                               A-0120  B-0122

PREREQUISITE:           Ag Physical/Earth Science.  

GRADE LEVEL:              10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Science Requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES, AREA “D” Lab Science.

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:          Agriscience Fundamentals & Applications; Science of Animal

Agriculture; Biology, An Agriculture Approach.

  1. Other:          State Core Curriculum, Lab Equipment, Computer Technology

Course Description:  An agricultural science laboratory course designed to fit the requirement of the college bound student.  The course emphasizes detailed knowledge of the biological principles of the following areas: molecular and cellular aspects of living things, structure and function of agricultural plants and animals, genetics, physiology, plant and animal diversity, ecological relationships, and animal behavior. Laboratory investigations and activities develop scientific thinking. In addition, learners will gain experience through leadership development, SAE projects and career exploration in the area of agriculture. 

 

CHEMISTRY                                                                                         A-1030 B-1032

PREREQUISITE:           I.M. 1, with grade "C" or better, teacher permission.

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets Physical Science Graduation Requirement and UC d requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:               

  1. Texts: Chemistry

Course Description:  The course is designed to present the principles of chemistry through the use of laboratory experiments and investigation and relate it to our society and world.

 

 

AGRICULTURE SOIL AND CHEMISTRY                                  

PREREQUISITE:                       Ag Physical/Earth Science or Sustainable Agriculture Biology.

GRADE LEVEL:                        11        

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:              Meets WUHS Physical Science Graduation and US/CSU AREA “D” requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:         YES, AREA “D” Lab Science.

CA Scholarship Federation:       CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

Course Description:  This college level academic course will explore the physical and chemical nature of soils and the interactions between soil, plants, animals, and agricultural practices. Connections between chemistry content will be used to solve problems related to water quality and availability in our ecosystems. Additionally the students will develop a capstone soil management plan for an interactive landscape plot using content learned during the course. Students will also be graded on their participation on the intra-curricular FFA leadership development activities and the development of an on-going Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.

 

AP PHYSICS 1                                                                                                                        A-1060 B-1061    

PREREQUISITES:        Algebra 2 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrently with permission of teacher.

GRADE LEVEL:             11 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective. Meets UC f Science elective requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:   YES 

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:                "College Physics - A Strategic Approach" 3rd edition (2015). Knight/Jones/Field

Course Description:  This course is designed for highly motivated students.  It will prepare the student for college level study in science or engineering fields.  The course integrates mathematics and the physical laws of nature by quantitative data collected through experimentation.  Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.

 

AP BIOLOGY                                                                                       A-1021 B-1025 

PREREQUISITE:           Biology and Chemistry with a grade of "B" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12 Meets

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective. Meets UC d requirements

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES  AP

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Holt: Principles of Life (2012)
  2. Other: Video program, Laboratory materials.  Access to computer.

Course Description:  The course is designed to prepare the student for a college level course in biological sciences. Many of the topics covered in Biology will be reviewed in greater detail. Advanced Placement Exam for college credit will be given in May. Fee Required. Out of class time will be needed outside of regular class time to complete lab activities and to prepare for the AP exam.

 

SCIENCE SKILLS                                                                                 A-1280  B-1281  C-1282

PRERQUISITE:             RSP/SDC

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED: Required

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: General Science

Course Description:  This course will expose students to various aspects of life from a physiological and social perspective and look at how different forms of life interact. Key concepts from both physical and life science will be discussed.

 

  

DIVISION OF SOCIAL STUDIES

 

WORLD HISTORY                                                        A-1130 B-1131 

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required ‑ Meets UC a History Requirements

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          Pending

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: World History: Human Legacy
  2. Other: Teacher's Resource Book, films, videotapes, tapes of special programs.

Course Description: Students in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.

 

BASIC WORLD HISTORY                                                                     A-1203 B-1208

GRADE LEVEL:            10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: 

  1. Texts:          Pacemaker World History

Course Description:  This Course will meet the graduation requirements for World History for Resource students.  The students are mainstreamed for this class, which is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the world, its people, politics and diverse cultures.  Students will achieve a level of comprehension focusing on the formative links that unite the past and present.

 

UNITED STATES HISTORY                                          A-1120 B-1122 

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            11

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required. Meets UC History Requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          Pending

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: America:  Pathway to the Present c. 2008
  2. Other: Teacher's Resource Book, films, videotapes, tapes of special programs.

Course Description:  Students in grade eleven study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon the tenth grade study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes in historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.

 

 

BASIC UNITED STATES HISTORY                                                       A-1204 B-1209

PREREQUISITE:           RSP students

GRADE LEVEL:            11

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required:

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: American History, Our American HeritageCourse Description:  This course will meet the graduation requirements for United States History for Resource Students.  Included in the curriculum are map studies, audiovisual materials, and essays on related topics.

 

ECONOMICS                                                                                        A-1111 

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Economics:  Principles and Practices, GlencoCourse Description:  Economics is a one semester course of study which examines the Economic Marked, the Free Enterprise system in the United States, and compares and contrasts our system with different systems in use in other countries throughout the world.  The course surveys fundamental economic tools: graphs, charts, equations and economic models as they focus on understanding the operation of our system.  The course addresses the historic context of basic economic principles of micro and macroeconomics as well as international economics.

 

BASIC ECONOMICS                                                                            A-1206

PREREQUISITE:           RSP Students

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets the graduation requirement of the Resource Students

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Economics:  Principles and Practices
  2. Other: Various workbooks on subject matter

Course Description:  This course will meet the graduation requirements for Economics for Resource students.  The curriculum includes supplementary material, including a weekly newspaper, "News For You".

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE SKILLS                                                                   A-1277  B-1278  C-1279

PREREQUISITE:          RSP/SDC

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED: Required

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Pacemaker, United States History: Fourth Edition

Course Description:  This course will meet the graduation requirements for United States history for students in the special education department. Students will study the values and principles of United States government and economics with emphasis on practical application.

 

 

CONSUMER ECONOMICS                                                                   A-0660

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Consumer Education & Economics Glenco, 2003

Course Description:  A one-term course designed to help students become responsible citizens and effective decision makers as they are exposed to the economic issues at the personal, local, national and international levels.  The course will focus on economic principles and concepts with emphasis on practical application as it relates to the consumer.  The skills, knowledge, and attitudes taught in this course will enable students to understand the effects of occupational goals, use of resources when planning purchases, spending plans, use of credit information, use of consumer services provided by financial institutions, consumer rights and responsible plans for economic security, taxation, and concepts of economic systems.

 

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT                                                                 A-1110

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required. Meets UC f social science and graduation requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:          Magruder’s American Government
  2. Other:          Primary Documents

Course Description:  American Government is a one semester course of study which examines not only the system of government in the United States but examines and analysis the political thought and philosophy which went into the framing of our system.  As per the direction of the California State Department of Education the course examines the great thinkers of the Enlightenment and reflects on the philosophy which is so much a part of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Next attention is turned toward the three branches of government and their Constitutional foundation including powers, extension of roles over time and case studies which add understanding to the breadth and scope of their powers.  Federalism is addressed as both state and local governments are discussed regarding the more direct effect on citizens’ lives owing to the more direct proximity of their interactions with citizens.  This is the final secondary student’s social science course of  study and is aimed at not only understanding the system but the preparation of the student for voting and the role of participant in our democratic system.

 

BASIC AMERICAN GOVERNMENT                                                       A-1205

PREREQUISITE:           RSP Students

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets the graduation requirement of the Resource Students

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Civics
  2. Other: Various workbooks on subject matter

Course Description:  This course will meet the graduation requirements for American Government for Resource students.  The curriculum includes supplementary material. Focus on U.S. Constitution, Federalist papers, and other historical documents of significance.

 

 

AP US HISTORY

PREREQUISITE:           A grade of B or better in English 10H     

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required, meets the history requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes, meets the History (A) requirement.

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Text: The American Pageant 16th edition
  2. Other: Primary documents, Secondary documents, videos, AP Test prep materials, etc…

Advanced Placement U.S. History is a college-level introductory course that examines the nation’s political, diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, social, and economic history from 1491 to the present. A variety of instructional approaches are employed and a college-level textbook is supplemented by primary and secondary sources.

 

ACADEMIC COMPETITION / MOCK TRIAL                    A-1466  B-1467

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Other: Print materials from the Constitutional Rights Foundation, etc…

Course Description:  The Mock Trial program allows students to develop the skills necessary for the mastery of state content standards for history and social science. Through performance-based education, the program furthers an understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system; increases basic skills, analytical ability, and self-confidence; and promotes cooperation among students of various cultures and interests. Based on responses to formal surveys, teacher-sponsors report significant improvement in students' basic skills, critical thinking skills, presentations skills, participation skills, and self-esteem as well as increases in students' content knowledge about the law.

 

 

MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES                                  A-0510

PREREQUISITE:           Grade of C or better in English and Soc. Studies.

GRADE LEVEL:            11, 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective. Meets UC f elective and social science requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES – when offered

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: The Mexican American Heritage
  2. Novels: Pocho Barrio Boy--Woman Hollering Creek--Rain of Gold
  3. Other: Handouts, Audio & Visual Materials

Course Description:  Mexican-American Studies is a one-term elective that focuses on the development of the Mexican-American/Chicano culture in the United States.  The course will take the student on a historical, factual journey beginning with Indian Mexico, the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs, continuing through the loss of half of the Mexican Empire after the U.S.-Mexico War, and concluding with the study of present-day Mexican-Americans/Chicanos in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

DIVISION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

CO-ED PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                            A- 0910 B-0911

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED   Meets P.E. Graduation requirements

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Handouts provided by the teacher
  2. Other: Physical Education facilities

Course Description:  This course will offer fundamentals, practice and application of beginning skills in various individual and team sports, square dancing, aquatics, combative and recreational activities.  The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a wide variety of leisure time activities for lifetime use.   Students with an injury or disability who will be out for more than 4 weeks may be required to take the class over at a later time or move to doctor excused P.E. Each case will be dealt on an individual bases.  Six steps for non‑dresses constitute a failure for the term.

 

SPORTS TRAINING AND CONDITIONING                                             A-0930 B-0931

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Basic weight lifting equipment

Course Description:  Students will have the opportunity to learn the proper methods of weight lifting and aerobic conditioning workouts.  The class will focus on safety, exercise technique, and correct spotting of exercises in the weight room.  Students will learn how to document their own strength and conditioning advancements using the Bigger, Faster, Stronger program.  The student should be prepared to exercise at moderate to high intensity levels during class.  Student evaluation will be based upon participation in weightlifting and aerobic programs, as well as, maintenance of the work-out schedule.  While this fulfills P.E. credit, students must be ready to focus on rigorous and systematic classroom work that surpasses what is required in General P.E.

 

WALK/JOG CONDITIONING/EDUCATION

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: Lap Log (a log to keep track of daily distance walked)

Course Description:

The purpose of this class is to teach students to apply cardiovascular conditioning principles through participation in a structured walk, jog or run program.  Additionally, the class will provide information pertaining to all aspects of fitness including muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

 

 

 

DIVISION OF FINE ARTS

All courses in this division meet the WUHS Fine Arts graduation requirements

ART I                                                                                                   A-0442  B-0443

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9-10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:         YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Discovering Art History, Brommer,  The Visual Experience, Hobbs and Salome
  2. Other:          Scholastic Art magazines, educational books, posters, and videos

Course Description:  This first year course is an introduction to art theory and application in the areas of drawing, design, painting, and sculpture. Assignments are created to meet each of the 5 content strands of the Visual Art Standards, with projects that focus on the elements of art and the principles of design, as well as various art styles. Besides creative expression, students will also learn historical and cultural information, as well as art criticism.

 

ART II                                                                                                  A-0465  B-0466

PREREQUISITE:                       Art 1

GRADE LEVEL:                        9-10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:              Elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:         YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:                      Discovering Art History, Brommer, The Visual Experience, Hobbs and Salome
  2. Other: Scholastic Art magazines, educational books, posters, and videos, Adobe Creative Suite CS6  (including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator).

Course Description:  This second year introductory art course is a continuation of art theory and application in the areas of photography and computer graphics, with continued support of drawing and painting. Assignments are created to meet each of the 5 content strands of the Visual Art Standards, with projects that focus on the principles of design: balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetition, rhythm, subordination, variation and unity. Students will continue learn historical and cultural information as well as art criticism.

 

ART III & IV                                                                                          A-0467  B-0468

PREREQUISITE:                       Art 2

GRADE LEVEL:                        11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:              Elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:         YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Discovering Art History, Brommer,  The Visual Experience, Hobbs and Salome
  2. Other: Scholastic Art magazines, educational books, posters, and videos, Adobe Creative Suite CS6  (Including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator)

Course Description:  This third and fourth year advanced art course will allow students to develop an appreciation of traditional artistic expression as well as an understanding of the role of contemporary media as a verbal and visual means of communication in today’s society. This course is an advanced study in contemporary media and complex artistic concepts, based on the 5 advanced content strands of the Visual Arts Standards.  The class enhances the knowledge gained Art 1 and 2, emphasizing the art elements and the principles of design.  Students will start to develop a personal style and will continue to develop individual portfolios containing both class and independent projects. Research in art history and criticism will again be an integral part of the course of study.

 

 

HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH DANCE (MEXICAN FOLK DANCE)      A-0850 B-0851

PREREQUISITE:           Permission of the instructor.

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Other:           Recordings/recorder

Course Description:  This course teaches students Mexican Folk dances from several different regions of Mexico.  Students are taught the basics of ballet and flamenco, which is essential for mastering the different styles of footwork along with its choreography, costuming, hairstyles, and make up appropriate to the region of the dance. Emphasis is on producing a high level of dancers, and to allow the students to learn about the Mexican culture through its dances and music.  Course requires considerable time outside of class for rehearsals, behind the scene preparations, and performances. This course meets the P.E. requirement for 1 term after completion of 2 terms of regular P.E

 

ADVANCED HISPANIC THROUGH DANCE (MEXICAN FOLK DANCE)   A-0852 B-0853

PREREQUISITE:           Permission of instructor

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Other:           Recordings/recorder.

Course Description:  This course is a class for advanced students of Mexican Folk Dance.  Several different regions of Mexican dance will be emphasized:  Jalisco, Vera Cruz and Nayarit.  Other regions may be taught.  Dances taught will contain a higher degree of choreography and footwork.  Students will learn costuming, hairstyle, and make-up appropriate to each region taught.  Emphasis is to produce a much higher level of dances.  This is a performing group.  The course may require considerable time outside of class for rehearsals and performances. This course meets the P.E. requirement for 1 term after completion of 2 terms of regular P.E.

 

PROFESSIONAL DANCE                                                          A-1309  B-1310 C-1311

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

PREREQUISITES:         Beginning Mexican Folk Dance and Advanced Mexican folk Dance.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

            Other:               Videos.  DVD and recordings of various styles of professional dance.

Course Description:  This 180-hour course (Add Lab and community Classroom hours) is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in professional dance.  Students will explore a variety of dance forms and improvisational movements while observing, analyzing and critiquing their own works and those of others to monitor growth in dance skills and performances.  Students will also examine the role of dance in historical and contemporary culture, and observe dance using an aesthetic perspective.

 

DANCE I                                                                                              A-0855  B-0856

GRADE LEVEL:            9-11

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

Course Description:  Dance I is a beginning class on country line dances and/or western folk for the student who has had little of no background training in dance. In this class, students will be learning basics of ballet, flamenco, modern, Latin dance, salsa, merengue, and Pilates technique. Through the introduction of these techniques, the students will begin to have a working vocabulary of movement that will help them progress into improvisational work as well as choreography. Students will have the opportunity to see live performances and respond though critically through written form. Injury prevention, health, and diet and the dancer will also be covered. Dance in historical context and cultural diversity will be taught. This class requires extra time after school in preparation for performance.

 

MIXED CHORUS                                                                                   A-0830 B-0831

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Selected Choral Literature, Vocal Exercises, Sight-Reading Materials, General Music Instructional Materials

Course Description:  Mixed Chorus is an elective, performance oriented, intermediate choir for ninth through twelfth grade boys and girls. Singing basics and music fundamentals are stressed as encountered in unison through octavo literature representing a variety of periods and styles. Due to the performance nature of this class, participation in rehearsals and performances during and after the regular school day will be expected. After enrollment in two semesters, students may enroll only with the instructor's permission.

 

BEGINNING CHOIR/INTRODUCATION TO MUSIC THEORY     A-0835- 0836

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Selected Choral Literature, Vocal Exercises, Sight-Reading Materials, General Music Instructional Materials

Course Description:  Beginning Choir is a semester-long, beginning level choir. Students will focus on mastering fundamentals of music theory, music reading, and vocal technique. After one semester, students may choose to either remain in Beginning Choir or audition for Concert Choir. Rehearsals, festivals, and performances outside of class are required. A high level of motivation and a positive attitude is expected in all choral performing groups.

 

CONCERT CHOIR                                                                                A-0826  B-0827

PREREQUISITE:           Audition-Only

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Selected Choral Literature, Vocal Exercises, Sight-Reading Materials, General Music Instructional Materials

Course Description:  Concert Choir is a year-long, large-group, intermediate level choir. Students are expected to demonstrate a solid understanding of vocal technique, music theory knowledge, and basic music-reading skills prior to joining the group. Students who do not have previous experience with music theory may take Canticum Novum (Beginning Choir) for one semester, and then audition. Students will grow in the areas of sight-reading, dictation, melodic and harmonic improvisation, as well as building vocal technique. Rehearsals, festivals, and performances outside of class are required. A high level of motivation and a positive attitude is expected in all choral performing groups. -c. This course meets the University of California “F” requirement.

 

CHAMBER SINGERS                                                                           A-0835 B-0836

PREREQUISITE:           Audition-Only

COREQUISITE:             Concurrent enrollment in CONCERT CHOIR

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:           Approval pending

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Selected Choral Literature, Vocal Exercises, Sight-Reading Materials, General Music Instructional Materials

Course Description: 

Chamber Singers is a primarily a capella show choir that meets daily during zero period. Examples of recent literature include “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Since U Been Gone,” as arranged for Glee and Pitch Perfect. Students develop a keen ear for harmony, and hone sight-reading skills. Simple choreography. Repertoire includes traditional chamber choir literature. Students represent the choir program at school and community events. Daily and punctual attendance is mandatory. Concurrent enrollment in CONCERT CHOIR is required.

 

DRAMA 1                                                                                                                             A-0860  B-0861

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Approval

GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Introduction to Theater
  2. Other: Various plays, videos, films, recordings, teacher handouts, theatre games other resource books, (makeup, costuming, theatre history, set construction, etc.), safety handbook; equipment and materials common to theatrical productions.

Course Description: Students will learn the basics of pantomime, improvisation, stage movement, voice, diction, and oral interpretation. Students will be required to do a cold read audition for both fall and spring productions; spring production requires performance of a song as well. All class time is extra-curricular and culminates in at least one performance in front of a live audience.

 

CONCERT BAND: Intermediate Brass and Woodwinds                         A-0811 B-0813

PREREQUISITE:           Previous Band Experience

GRADE LEVEL:            9-11, Students at intermediate skill level

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Standard of Excellence Book 2, Foundations for Superior Performance
  2. Other:           Selected Instrumental Literature

Course Description:       Band is a performance-oriented class, which develops individual and cooperative skills emphasizing marching, instrument technique, showmanship, and high quality musicianship through the study and performance of marching band literature, pep tunes, and concert music.  Workplace skills taught include grooming, manners, punctuality, speaking and listening skills, cooperation with others, respect for leaders, problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking, and self-evaluation.  Required rehearsals and performances (including field shows, parades, and concerts) will be scheduled outside of the school day.  Optional audition/participation in honor bands is encouraged.  Before first trimester, students participate in a week-long marching band camp, earning 1 credit from COS.  First trimester of Band fulfills 1 term requirement of Coed P.E.

 

CONCERT BAND: Advanced Brass and Woodwinds                             A-0811 B-0813

PREREQUISITE:           Previous Band Experience

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12, Students at advanced skill level

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Standard of Excellence Book 3, Foundations for Superior Performance
  2. Other:           Selected Instrumental Literature

Course Description:       Band is a performance-oriented class, which develops individual and cooperative skills emphasizing marching, instrument technique, showmanship, and high quality musicianship through the study and performance of marching band literature, pep tunes, and concert music.  Workplace skills taught include grooming, manners, punctuality, speaking and listening skills, cooperation with others, respect for leaders, problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking, and self-evaluation.  Required rehearsals and performances (including field shows, parades, and concerts) will be scheduled outside of the school day.  Optional audition/participation in honor bands is encouraged.  Before first semester, students participate in a week-long marching band camp, earning 1 credit from COS.  First semester of Band fulfills 1 term requirement of Coed P.E.

 

 

 

 

CONCERT BAND: Percussion                                                              A-0816  B-0817

PREREQUISITE:           Previous band experience or consent of instructor

GRADE LEVEL:            9 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Band and percussion method books
  2. Other: Snare Rudiments, Mallet Scales, Band repertoire, and small ensemble music

Course Description:  Band is a performance-oriented class, which develops individual and cooperative skills emphasizing marching, instrument technique, showmanship, and high quality musicianship through the study and performance of marching band literature, pep tunes, and concert music.  Workplace skills taught include grooming, manners, punctuality, speaking and listening skills, cooperation with others, respect for leaders, problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking, and self-evaluation.  Required rehearsals and performances (including field shows, parades, and concerts) will be scheduled outside of the school day.  Optional audition/participation in honor bands is encouraged.  Before first trimester, students participate in a week-long marching band camp, earning 1 credit from COS.  First trimester of Band fulfills 1 term requirement of Coed P.E.

 

MARIACHI LOS TIGRES DE WOODLAKE                                             A-0821  B-0822

PREREQUISITE:  Some previous band experience preferred but not required.

GRADE LEVEL: 9 - 12

ELECITIVE/REQUIRED: Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:  Mariachi Mastery
  2. Other:  Selected Literature

Course Description:

Mariachi is designed to teach the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Level of Mariachi Music.  Students will have the opportunity to learn violin, vihuela, guitar, guitarron, trumpet, or voice.  Students will learn to sing and understand the fundamentals of music through scales, key signatures, terms, theory, and basic rhythms in mariachi music.  Some outside/after school performances may be required of the Mariachi ensemble throughout the term.  Mariachi will incorporate perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation of music.  This course will provide broad, unifying structures for students to develop their intellect and refine their emotions, understanding the cultural and creative nature of musical artistry and making connections among music, the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social life.  Through creative performance, students apply the expressive technical skills of music and critical thinking skills to evaluate multiple forms of problem solving.  By reflecting on musical periods and styles, students understand music's role in history and are able to participate successfully in a diverse society.  Students analyze and evaluate music, developing critical judgments and informed choices.

 

COLOR GUARD                                                                                    A-0816  B-0817

PREREQUISITE:           Placement by audition or instructor approval

GRADE LEVEL:            9 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Marching Band Show
  2. Other: Selected routine literature designed by instructor

Course Description:        This course is designed for the purpose of team building emphasizing physical conditioning, endurance, and motor skills in relation to color guard technique through the use of tall flags, short flags, rifles, shields/banners, and other props.  Students will learn marching and maneuvering, study and perform visual routines to traditional literature and marches, and participate in warm-ups and stretches.  Workplace skills taught include grooming, manners, punctuality, speaking and listening skills, cooperation with others, respect for authority, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-evaluation.  Required rehearsals and performances (including field shows, competitions, and parades) will be scheduled outside of the school day.  Before first trimester, students participate in a week-long marching band camp, earning 1 credit from COS.  First trimester of Band fulfills 1 term requirement of Coed P.E.

 

BAND: Jazz                                                                                          A,B,C-0812

PREREQUISITE:           Instructor Approval

GRADE LEVEL:            9 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          No

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Kjos Jazz Method/Advanced Jazz Method
  2. Other: Repertoire Selected by Instructor

Course Description:  Jazz Band is a performance-oriented class which develops individual and cooperative skills emphasizing stylistic playing, instrument technique, improvising, and high quality musicianship through the study and performance of swing, Latin, rock, ballad, and other unique repertoire.  Workplace skills taught include grooming, manners, punctuality, speaking and listening skills, cooperation with others, respect for leaders, problem solving, creating original ideas, cooperation, critical thinking, and self-evaluation.  Required rehearsals and performances will be scheduled outside of the school day.  This class has previously been taught “zero period” and may regularly take place before the school day.

 

BASIC GUITAR

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9 – 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          Yes

CA Scholarship Federation:        CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts: Mel Bay’s Modern Guitar Method Grade1 and 2
  2. Other: Repertoire as Selected by Instructor

Course Description:  Basic Guitar is an introductory course into the world of guitar playing.  Students will begin by learning the basic fundamentals of guitar playing, and then transition into small chamber ensemble music.  Every possible musical genre will be explored to broaden the Basic Guitar student’s experience.  Basic guitar is not a performance based class.  Due to equipment limitations this course is limited to thirty students.

 

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION                                          A-1730

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          Pending approval under Fine Arts

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Filmmaking for Teens by Clay Nichols
  2. In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE:  Camera, audio equipment, high end computer, and ADOBE software.

Course Description:  Students in this yearlong course will produce high-quality videos suitable for entertainment and local industries.  Students will develop a strong understanding of the language of film in a real-world, hands-on production studio while learning core academic skills.  Production skills includes story development, script writing, camera skills, shot composition, lighting and sound, film editing, publishing. Students will learn to produce different film genre’s including how to shoot a Conversation, Public Service Announcements, Documentary’s, Narrative Storytelling, and Music Videos.

 

  

DIVISION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE

All courses in this division meet the WUHS Fine Arts/ Foreign Language graduation requirements.

 

SPANISH 1                                                                                           A-0540 B-0544

PREREQUISITE:           Reading and Language Skills on grade level or must have department permission.

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective: Meets college prep Foreign Language requirement. Also meets Woodlake HS fine arts/foreign language requirement for graduation.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           En Español 1
  2. Other:           Student-centered activities, games,  handouts videos, and skits.

Course Description:  Beginning course acquainting the student with the basic structure and pronunciation of Spanish through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Visual learning techniques will be used to help students learn vocabulary in context.

 

SPANISH 2                                                                                           A-0541  B-0545

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Spanish 1 with a grade of a "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective:  Meets college prep Foreign Language requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:    

  1. Texts:           En Español 2
  2. Other:           Student-Centered activities.  Handouts from other books, poetry, songs, games and films.

Course Description:  This course is a continuation of Spanish 1.  The course continues to focus on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.  Newly introduced grammatical concepts are followed by oral guided practice and meaningful personalized questions.  At this level the students are expected to express themselves in Spanish.

 

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 1                                                 A-0560  B-0562

PREREQUISITE:           Come from a Spanish-speaking home and have a basic knowledge of oral Spanish.  Must have reading and language skills on grade level.

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED: Required for A-G Foreign Language. Meets Fine Arts/Foreign language requirement.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Sendas Literarias.  Sendas Literarias, Nuevos Destinos
  2. Other:           Handouts, Films, and Short Stories.

Course Description:  This is a course designed for students who already understand and speak Spanish.  The emphasis is on reading and writing.  Grammar instruction is channeled toward typical errors made by the Spanish-speaking student.

 

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 2                                                 A-0561 B-0563

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Spanish 1SS with a grade of "C" or better. 

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12 (or approval of      instructor)

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective:  Meets College Prep Foreign Language requirements.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Sendas Literarias  Sendas Literarias, Nuevos Destinos
  2. Other:           Handouts, Short Stories, and Films.

Course Description:  This course continues to emphasize the areas stressed in the first year:  short stories, novels, and other readings will be used to continue the study of grammar begun in Spanish 1 SS and to further develop reading/communication skills.

 

SPANISH 3                                                                                           A-0542 B-0546

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Spanish 2 with a grade of "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:                       En Español 3
  2. Other:           Handouts from other books, movies and other regalia

Course Description:  This third-year Spanish course is for both native and non-native speakers of Spanish.   Spanish 3 utilizes a historical and cultural study of all Spanish-speaking countries to expand and further develop the study of Spanish begun in Spanish 1 and continued in Spanish 2.  Students are expected to express themselves in Spanish, using an intermediate level of fluency.

 

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE                                                                     A-0543 B-0547

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Spanish 3 with a grade of a "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES 

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Other:           Handouts, Short Stories, Films, Selected novels

Course Description:  AP Spanish 4 Language prepares students for the Advanced Placement Language Examination in May.  It is assumed that students qualifying for this class have already mastered grammar, and have acquired skills in speaking, writing, reading, and understanding Spanish.  Therefore, the curriculum for this course is designed to refine, perfect, and enhance these skills as well as to broaden the students understanding of Hispanic Culture and literature. It will also foster interest in the study of Spanish in college.  Students are expected to take the AP Spanish Language Exam in May.

 

 

AP SPANISH LITERATURE & CULTURE                                                              A-0550   B-0551

PREREQUISITE:    AP Spanish Language class with a grade of “C” or better and must have taken and passed the AP Spanish Language test with a score of 3 or better.  OR must have passed Spanish 2SS with a grade of “B” or better AND passed the AP Spanish Language test with a score of 4 or better.  If the student took the AP Spanish Language test and passed with a 3, he/she must receive instructor’s permission to enroll in the class.

GRADE LEVEL:                       11 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:           Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:      YES  AP

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:  Abriendo Puertas; Tomo Uno, Abriendo Puertas; Tomo Dos and Reflexiones; Introducció a la literatura hispánica

Course Description:  AP Spanish Literature prepares students for the Advanced Placement Literature Examination in May.  Students will study authentic works from the Spanish Medieval, Golden Age, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Modern periods and 20th and 21st century literary movements.  Furthermore students will study literary pieces from the “Literary Boom” from Latin America all the covering the 6 course themes required by the AP program. These 6 themes are:

  1. Las Sociedades en Contacto/ Societies in Contact
  2. La Construcción del Género/ Construction of Genres
  3. El Tiempo y el Espacio/ Time and Space
  4. La Creación Literaria/ Literary Creation
  5. Las Relaciones Interpersonales/ Interpersonal Relationships
  6. La Dualidad el Ser/ Duality of Self

Students will learn to approach literature by comparing styles, genres and themes among authors.  Terminologies appropriate to literary criticism and analysis is an important component of the course.  Students are expected to take the AP test in May.

 

FRENCH 1                                                                                            A-0525 B-0526

PREREQUISTED:          Reading and Language Skills on grade level.

GRADE LEVEL:             9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective: Meets college prep Foreign Language Requirement. Also meets Woodlake HS Fine Arts/Foreign Language Requirement for graduation.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATION MATERIALS: 

  1. Texts: Discovering French Bleu.
  2. Other: Student-centered activities, games, and skits.

Course Description: Beginning course acquainting the student with the basic structure and pronunciation of French through listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Visual learning techniques will be used to help students learn vocabulary in context.

 

FRENCH 2                                                                                            A-0527 B-0528

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of French 1 with grade of a “C” or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective: Meets college prep Foreign Language Requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Discovering French, Blanc
  2. Other: Student-centered activities, games, and skits

Course Description: This course is a continuation of French 1. The course continues to focus on understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Newly introduced grammatical concepts are followed by oral guided practice and meaningful personalized questions. At this level the students are expected to express themselves in French.

 

 

 

FRENCH 3                                                                                            A-0523   B-0524

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of French 2 with a grade of  "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective: Meets college prep Foreign Language requirement. 

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Allez, Viens Level 3
  2. Other: Reading selections as assigned, student-centered activities and games.

Course Description:  This course is a continuation of French 2, and expands on previous vocabulary, grammatical structures and concepts.  Students will continue to study culture as well as French literature, focusing on reading and writing skills.  At this level the students are expected to express themselves entirely in French.

 

 

 

FRENCH 4                                                                                            A-0520   B-0529

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of French 3 with a grade of  "C" or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective: Meets college prep Foreign Language requirement. 

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: YES

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level I

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:  Allez, Viens Level 3
  2. Other: Reading selections as assigned, student-centered activities and games.

Course Description: This course is a continuation of French 3, and expands on previous vocabulary, grammatical structures and concepts.  Students will continue to study culture as well as French literature, focusing on reading and writing skills.  At this level the students are expected to express themselves entirely in French

 

Credit for Foreign Language Courses

by Advanced Placement Examination or College Certification

 

Credit for AP Spanish Language Exam:

A passing score (3 or higher) on the AP Spanish Language Exam is the equivalent of having passed four years (40 credits) of Spanish courses at Woodlake Union High School.  Students who pass the test and have not taken all four years of Spanish courses will receive credits and a grade of “P” (pass) for each challenged class from the list below:

 

            Spanish 1A or 1SSA                  5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 2B or 1SSB                  5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 2A or 2SSA                  5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 2B or 2SSB                  5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 3A                               5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 3B                               5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 4AP A                          5 credits           Grade: P

            Spanish 4AP B                          5 credits           Grade: P

 

Credits added to the transcript for challenged courses with a grade of “P” will NOT be included in the calculation of the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

Students who enroll in the fourth year of Spanish (Spanish 4AP A):

For students who pass both semesters of Spanish 4AP (Spanish Language) before or during the same academic year that they pass the AP Spanish Language Exam, all the “P” grades for courses challenged will be changed to the final grade for Spanish 4AP “A,” and these grades (for challenged courses) will be included in the calculation of the GPA.

 

Students who enroll in the fifth year of Spanish (Spanish 5AP A):

For students who pass the first semester of Spanish 5AP (Spanish Literature) after passing the AP Spanish Language Exam, all the “P” grades for courses challenged will be changed to the final grade for Spanish 5AP “A,” and these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA.

Students are responsible for verifying that all credits and grades for challenged courses have been applied to their transcripts.

 

Credit for Foreign Language by Exam – For Languages not taught at Woodlake Union High School.

Course Credit for AP Language Exams:

A passing score (3 or higher) on any AP Foreign Language Exam is the equivalent of having passed four years (40 credits) of courses in that language at Woodlake Union High School.  Students who pass the test and have not taken four years of courses in the exam language will receive credits and a grade of “P” (pass) for each challenged course.

Credits added to the transcript for courses with a grade of “P” will NOT be included in the calculation of the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

Credit by Examination through an accredited college program:

Students who speak a language that is not taught at Woodlake Union High School may receive credit by examination if they submit a writing prompt and/or complete an oral examination with a professor of that language at a college or university.  The credit given at Woodlake Union High School will be based on the number of credits the student would receive at the institution, according to the professor’s written certification.   Three semester units of college credit are the equivalent of 10 high school credits.  Such credit will be limited to 12 college units (or 40 high school credits).

Students are responsible for verifying that all credits and/or grades for challenged courses have been applied to their transcripts.

 

 

 

FRESHMAN CORE

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I                                                             A-1700

PREREQUISITE:           None   

GRADE LEVEL:            9 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Textbook: Century 21, Computer Applications and Keyboarding, 9th, Hoggatt and Shank
  2. keyboardingonline.com
  3. MicroType 5 with CheckPro
  4. Microsoft Word 2007
  5. Introduction to MS Applications, Ellsworth Publishing
  6. Nuts ‘n’ Bolts Formatting, Ellsworth Publishing

Course Description: The goal of Computer Technology I is to help prepare student for a lifetime of keyboarding success with innovative technology solutions that reflect today’s business needs. Students will tap into the latest keyboarding technology, learn to master computer applications, and increase their communication skills. Students will also develop proper touch-typing techniques through a series of practice drills, assignments and timed typings. Students will learn how to effectively and efficiently use the computer’s keyboard in a word-processing capacity. Students will learn many of the features of Microsoft Word 2007. In addition, students will gain valuable skills in formatting business letters, memorandums, tables, and reports. Speed and accuracy are stressed in the course, as students will learn essential skills to be applied at home, school and the world at large.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS                                                                        A-1166 

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Holt Health
  2. Other:           Videos, Handouts, Community Resources

Course Description:  Family Life Education is a state required class that requires parent permission. In this course the student will learn about the sexual function of both the male and female, the basics in responsible decision-making, and be properly informed about the consequences of high-risk behavior.  We will also cover AIDS education as required by AB11, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and teenage pregnancy.

 

 

 

ELECTIVES

Agriculture:

 

AG MECHANICS I                                                                                 A-0150    B-0151

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective, Meets UC/CSU “G” requirement

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts:           Agricultural Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications
  2. Other:           State AG mechanics curriculum materials

Course Description:  This course is designed to introduce students to Agriculture Mechanics and provides instruction in Shop and Personal Safety, Woodworking, Electrical, Plumbing, Cold Metal Fabrication, Concrete construction, small power equipment, as well as careers in the Agriculture Mechanics industry.  Students will construct several small projects; a fee will be required for all projects taken home.  Students will also be expected to complete class presentations and participate in several Woodlake FFA Activities.

 

AG MECHANICS II                                                                                A-0170 B-0171

PREREQUISITE:           Ag Mechanics I or permission of instructor

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Text:            Agricultural Mechanics Fundamentals and Application
  2. Other:           Visual Aids, Videos, Filmstrips, State Ag Mechanics Core Curriculum

Course Description:  This course is designed to develop the student’s Agriculture Mechanics Skills.  Students will learn measurement, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Metal Inert Gas Welding, Oxygen-Acetylene cutting and welding, Plasma cutting, Introduction to Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Small Project Fabrication, as well as careers in the Agriculture Mechanics industry.  Students will be charged a fee for all projects taken home.  Students will also be expected to complete class presentations and participate in several Woodlake FFA Activities.  Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for the TCOVE Ag Mechanics class.

 

ADVANCED AG MECHANICS DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND FABRICATION  A-1350   B-1351  

PREREQUISITE:          Ag Mechanics/Welding or permission of Instructor

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12: or with teachers permission.

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSE: Yes

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:   

  1. Texts: Agricultural Mechanics, Fundamentals, and Applications
  2. Other: Video Aides, videos, filmstrips, State Ag. Mechanics Core Curriculum.

Course Description:  This is a course designed to give students a basic understanding of the mechanics and technology of fabrication.  It is designed to utilize skills developed in Ag Mechanics/Welding for the application of designing and constructing/fabricating projects of large size and value.  Students will study the characteristics, types, and costs of construction materials for their use in Agriculture and industrial equipment fabrication. They will also learn project planning, mechanical drawing, and basic engineering principles.  Each student will properly plan, draw, and build a project using a variety of skills learned in previous classes. Students will receive classroom instruction as well as “hands on” experience.  In addition they will also learn about careers in the Agriculture Mechanics industry, complete several special projects, and participate in several Woodlake FFA leadership activities.

 

 

 

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN (CAD)

PREREQUISITE:          Completion of Algebra 1 or concurrent enrollment.

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:   Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: Frequent use of the Internet will be required. Two important consequences result:

  1. All participants must have a current and valid Internet Use Agreement.
  2. Misuse of the Internet or loss of Internet privileges will be cause for withdrawal/failure from class.

Course Description:  Introductory course to technical drawing and use of technology for design.  Introduces students to drafting as a universal language.  Students will learn the basics of plan layout and lettering, scale, symbol, perspective, isometric, oblique, orthographic, and sectional views to objects.  Students will learn basic mechanical engineering drawing and an introduction to architectural design.  Computer aided drafting and design software will be used in the production of all drawings.

 

AG POWER SYSTEMS I                                                                       A-0182 B-0183

PREREQUISITE:           Ag Mechanics I or permission of instructor

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCAITOAL MATERIALS:      

  1. Texts: Various Owner/Repair Manuals
  2. Other: Briggs and Stratton Small Engines, miscellaneous other power equipment, videos, software

Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to expose the students to general skills and knowledge needed to rebuild, repair, and tune up power equipment commonly used in Agriculture applications.   This course is a study in the basic principles of modern small engines, lawn and garden equipment.  Most of the engines being worked on will be of the four-stroke type.  Students will learn general principles of operation and construction, service, safety, repair, measurement of parts, and tool identification.  Students will completely tear down and reassemble a small engine.  In addition they will also learn about careers in the Power Equipment Technology industry, complete several special projects, and participate in several Woodlake FFA leadership activities.

 

VETERINARY SCIENCE                                               A-1052  B-1053

PREREQUISITE:           Ag Biology or Ag Physical Science w/ a C or better.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: ICEV Program

Course Description: This course provides in depth study of the anatomy and physiology of a variety of animal species and is designed to build knowledgeable problem solvers in the field of Veterinary Science.  Students will acquire advanced animal principles, know and respect diversity in the animal kingdom, and become an animal advocate for their welfare on all levels encompassing family pets, domestic livestock and our wildlife resources.

 

AGRICULTURE BUSINESS & ECONOMICS – (AG SCIENCE IV)          A-0113 

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Agriculture Biology or instructor approval

GRADE LEVEL:            11 – 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets WUHS Economics requirement & UC/CSU elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          Yes

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

Course Description:  This course is designed for advanced study of agriculture business and economics for the college bound student with interest in agriculture.  Through this course, students will understand and apply basic economic principles as they relate to individual consumers, production agriculture, and agri-business management.  Life skills such as resumes, job applications, interview skills, and college and scholarship applications will be included in this course.  Students will be required to participate both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

AGRICULTURE GOVERNMENT                                                            A- 0119

PREREQUISITE:          Completion of Ag Biology and U.S. History

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:   

Course Description: In this course, students will pursue a deeper understanding of the institution of American Government.  They will do an in-depth study of the system of government in the world today and analyze the life and changing interpretations of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government.  This course will create civic literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities, and assume the responsibilities of citizenship.  Students will be responsible for both in class and out of class activities associated with the FFA.

 

 

GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT                                         A-0123                                     B-0124

PREREQUISITE:           Completion of Ag Biology or Ag Physical Science

GRADE LEVEL:            10 – 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Meets fine arts requirement for WUHS graduation.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts:          Introduction to Horticulture; Landscaping: Principles & Practices;

Sunset Western Garden Book; Soil Science & Management

  1. Other:          California Agriculture Core Curriculum, Lab Equipment

Course Description:  Designed as an advanced class in ornamental horticulture. Students learn and apply skills in both operating and maintaining environments for correct plant growth. Emphasis on identification and control of pests and weeds, soils, plant propagation, transplanting, merchandising of ornamental plants, purchasing and inventory control, and safe use of nursery materials, supplies and equipment. In addition, learners will gain experience through leadership development, SAE projects, and career exploration in the area of agriculture.

 

 

AGRICULUTURE ENTREPRENEURSHIP                     A -                    B-

PREREQUISITE:           Maintain a 2.5 GPA, 94% attendance requirement, and be employed.

GRADE LEVEL:            12        

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  WUHS graduation elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship: The six guises of the successful agricultural entrepreneur Paperback – July 20, 2011

            Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work, 1st Ed.

Course Description: Agriculture Entrepreneurship/ Entrepreneurship is an elective course for seniors in an Academy Program. This course provides students a unique opportunity to job shadow or have a paid work experience position during the school day. Students will attend class weekly and learn job skills that apply to obtaining a successful career.  

 

AG LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP                   A-1476             

PREREQUISITE:           Intro. to AG (or concurrently with).or permission of instructor.

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Texts:           Agri-science Fundamentals and Applications
  2. Other:           State curriculum materials VO-AG record books

Course Description:  This college prep course will focus on leadership in business, school, FFA, and extracurricular activities.  The students will assist the instructor in running the AG department as managers of a business.  This will include planning events, accounting of AG funding, and making executive decisions.

 

 

 

ART AND HISTORY OF FLORAL DESIGN                                            A-0125  B-0126

PREREQUISITE:           Ag Biology or Ag Physical Science

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective. Meets fine arts requirement for WUHS graduation.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Yes, meets the Visual Arts (F) requirement.

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Trade Publications/magazines. Florist Magazine, Florist Magazine, Florist Review, Misc. Trade Publications Floriculture Text Books

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the elements and principles of visual art design such as line, shape/form, color, balance, and emphasis using a series of floral-based projects to explore the connections, relations, and application to visual arts design. Students will research and study floral trends, merchandising, and designing. Students will gain valuable industry skills and techniques in Floral Design. In addition students will expand their experience in leadership development, SAE projects, and career exploration in the area of agriculture. Fulfills fine art graduation and U.C. requirement for high school.

 

 

WOOD PRODUCTS                                                                              A-0177  B-0178

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: Wood TECHNOLOGY & PROCESSES By Mc Graw Hill Glenco 2006
The Project Text is: WOODWORKING BY North American Affinity Clubs 2004
Course Description
: Whether you're new to woodworking or you've been working wood for a number of years, you're sure to benefit from the systematic instruction that you'll receive in the Wood Products Class.  You'll learn everything from designing on the computer to cutting a variety of joints as you build your projects. We emphasize hands-on training and real-world experience, and all lessons are project-focused.

 
Business:

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & WEBSITE DESIGN         A-1705 B-1706

PREREQUISITE: Completion of Algebra I or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: Internet will be required.  Two important consequences result. 

  1. All participants must have a current and valid Internet Use Agreement.
  2. Misuse of the Internet or loss of Internet privileges will be cause for withdrawal/failure from class.

Course Description:  This introductory course to programming and the Internet will be taught with hands on approach. Students will learn in the first term how to plan, build/construct, and maintain an actual web site. The students will learn about the basic technologies and web programming languages involved in the creation of a web site. Students will maintain, revise, and update a web site devoted to the high school. The second term of the course will be devoted to servicing and improving the school web-site developed in the first term and learning a programming language used in the development of websites. Students will learn the latest trends in programming, such as event driven programming and object-oriented programming. The first part of the term will focus on learning the programming working environment, basic principles of programming with an emphasis on the effective use of control structures, primitive data types, arrays, functions and the program development process. The second part of the course will focus on developing the students’ knowledge from the first term to make effective stand-alone Windows applications, programs for Excel, Word, and web pages. The course will complement the student’s mathematics curriculum, giving the student many varied opportunities to apply concepts from algebra.

 

Accounting                                                                                       A-1712              B-1760

PREREQUISITE FOR ACCOUNTING I:               Computer Technology

PREREQUISITE FOR ACCOUNTING II:              Accounting A

GRADE LEVEL:            10 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Text and Workbook: Century 21 Accounting: General Journal, Introductory Course, 8th Edition
  2. Online Working Papers: Aplia

Course Description:  A one semester course designed to introduce students to accounting methods and practices and the complete accounting cycle. This course is beneficial to students who: anticipate owning their own business or entering the business world, or plan on pursuing a business major in college. This course is also beneficial to anyone who desires to learn how to keep personal financial records.   In class, students will learn how to keep financial records for a service business organized as a proprietorship.  Students will also complete and analyze financial statements of real-world businesses.

 

 

MEDIA ACADEMY                                                                                A-1730

PREREQUISITE:           Word Processing or equivalent course

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

  1. Other             Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), Video-editing software, Re-writable CD-ROM, Video Camera

Course Description: In Senior Media Academy, the student(s) will select area of focus (community service hours, local historical events of significance, SCICON Counselor, etc.) and create a visual documentary/presentation of their committed work. The students will use a variety of multimedia programs and hardware to create the documentary, which will be burned onto a CD-ROM. The Compact Disk serves as a means of storing all the data and memorializing the achievement and advancement the student has made. Students will develop highly marketable skills in using the latest video-editing software/hardware, as well as allowing the student to further embellish his/her Senior Portfolio. Exit Interviewers as well as interested classes will view the finished work.

 

Yearbook                                                                                             A-0360  B-0361

PREREQUISITE:           Permission of Instructor.

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Previous Yearbooks, Jostens’ Guidebooks

Course Description: "Yearbook is journalistic in nature and allows students to participate in the production of the school yearbook. Students in this course are required to learn layout design; write and fit copy, captions, and headlines; sell advertisements; learn basic photography skills; and should be proficient on a computer. Individual responsibility is essential toward completion of assignments for deadlines. Students will also have the opportunity to accept leadership positions and develop new skills as they build the yearbook. To register for this course, students must sign up for both first and second semesters."

 

 

Business Technology                                                                  A-1721

PREREQUISITE:                       Keyboarding

GRADE LEVEL:            10 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Text:           Internet Office Projects, 2nd Edition
  2. Simulations: Getting A Job, Checkbook, and Budgeting

Course Description:  This is a one-semester course covering various real world career and business topics such as financial concepts, banking, business math, consumer skills, budgeting, money management, Business Law, Finance, Real Estate, and decision making related to career preparation and job acquisition. Students learn to be flexible in an ever-changing technological job environment. Computers are used in this course. Word processing skills will be reinforced through typing assignments and reports. Students will practice applying for a job by filling out job applications, typing letters of application, and thank you letters.

 

 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES                                                           A-         B-

PREREQUISITE:           Computer Applications I, C or higher in Integrated Math I or Integrated Math II

GRADE LEVEL:            10-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Pending

CA Scholarship Federation:

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: Pending
  2. Other:          College Board Website, code.org

Course Description:  AP Computer Science Principles is a one-year course that offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles will give students the opportunity to use technology to address real-world problems and build relevant solutions. 

 

 

PERSONAL FINANCE                                                                          A-         B-

PREREQUISITE:           Integrated Math I successful completion.

GRADE LEVEL:            11-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective.

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: Pending

CA Scholarship Federation:

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Foundations in Personal Finance – High School Edition by Dave Ramsey- The Lampo Group (2014)

Course Description: The purpose of Foundations in Personal Finance is to empower students with knowledge and application of basic financial principles so that they can make sound financial decisions for life. Personal finance is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge. We believe that teaching teens how to take control of their money can help them avoid huge money mistakes down the road. They need to know that their financial decisions have long-term consequences. Students must learn how to budget, save, spend wisely, avoid debt, and give. Studies show that money problems are the leading cause of college students dropping out of school and of divorce in America. Students need to develop an education and career plan that will help them obtain and grow their income over time.

 

 

 

 

Business Graphics a and b                                              A–1358   B-1359

PREREQUISTE FOR GRAPHICS A:          Computer Applications I & II, or with instructor’s approval

PREREQUISTE FOR GRAPHICS B:           TCOVE Business Graphics A

GRADE LEVEL:            11 - 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

              Software:        Adobe CS3 Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

              Textbook:        Learning Media Design with Adobe CS3, Pearson/DDC, Catherine Skintik

Course Description:  TCOVE Business Graphics will take students from drawing simple shapes to preparing documents for printing. Exercises will cover tools, features, and techniques in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Exercises include hands-on activities that give students the opportunity to practice skills presented in each lesson. Students will produce a wide variety of materials, from simple line drawings to multiple-page four-color layouts that include both text and graphics. The first semester class is taught with the assumption that the students have never used any of these programs before and have limited experience with any other drawing, image-editing, or layout program. The second semester will build upon what was learned during the first semester. Advances features of these programs will be learned. While in this class, entrepreneurship skills are also developed as students work as a member of a desktop publishing business. This course also provides training in sublimation technology, which leads to the creation of full-color, photo-quality graphics on a variety of products such as t-shirts, clocks, license plates frames, mugs, plaques, and ceramic tiles.

 

 

 

Social & Human Services:

 

CONSUMER ECONOMICS                                                                    A-0660

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:           Consumer Education & Economics Glenco, 2003

Course Description:

Students will study the basic economic principles of micro and macro consumer economics. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental consumer economics concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems.  Students will study the twelfth grade content standards:

  • Common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning
  • Analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a local and global setting
  • Analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy
  • Analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a local and global setting
  • Analyze the aggregate economic behavior if the U.S. economy.
  • Analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United State’s borders.

 

 

 

CHILD CARE DEVELOPMENT AND GUIDANCE                                   A-0656  B-0657

PREREQUISITE:          None

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:        NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts: The Developing Child, Working with Children
  2. Other: Classroom labs, guest speakers, videos, and computer aided instruction.

Course Description:  Find out how to relate to children! Learn how children develop, and how you can positively influence the children in your life. Topics will include: physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development, observing and interpreting behavior, promotion of health and safety practices, prenatal development, inherited characteristics, guidance and discipline, play and recreation, the influence of culture, the exceptional child, child abuse and neglect and changes affecting children. Expand your knowledge of child development and guidance and learn how to apply this knowledge to personal and family life situations while exploring the possibility of a career in child development or a variety of careers in education.

 

ON YOUR OWN                                                                                    A-0640  B-0641

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level II

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:                       Consumer Education & Economics  Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2003

Course Description: On Your Own is an elective class where students will learn life skills in consumer education and economics.  Students will study basic microeconomics principles and will gain a deeper understanding of fundamental consumer economics concepts by applying these concepts in a variety of "learn by doing" projects.

 

 

CAREER EXPLORATION                                              A-1164

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:  Each student will be provided with materials and/or have the opportunity to conduct research on career pathways and supplemented with information provided by the Career Pathway Consortium and Naviance.  

Course Description:  Students in the class will explore, investigate, gather information, and discuss career fields to help them refine their choice of a career that best sparks their interest.  Students will be presented with career details in 7 areas identified as career pathways.  These 7 career pathways are:   Arts; Agriculture and Industry; Business; Computers and Technology; Health Education; Home Economics and Human Services; and Media and Entertainment.  Through the duration of the course, students will research information about a variety of jobs within various career pathways.  Students will research the job skills and tasks; potential income; and education desired for each career they choose to explore.  Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about jobs within specific career pathways, listen to guest speakers, learn how to connect classroom learning to the real world, and discover for themselves the type of future career they would be interested in pursuing.    

 

 

DRIVERS EDUCATION                                                                          A-1163

PREREQUISITE:           None

GRADE LEVEL:            9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Text:            Drive Right, Drivers Handbook (DMV)

Course Description:  This course will meet the graduation requirements for Provisional Licensing.  The course follows the recommended state curriculum guide for Driver Education and includes substance awareness education.  Students must by law attend 30 hours of class to receive credit.

 

 

ACADEMIC MENTOR                                                                            A-1430  B-1431

PREREQUISITE:           Grade 11: Must have a 2.5+ cumulative or prior semester GPA, a minimum of 44 YSL hours, and permission of teacher.

                                    Grade 12: Must have a 2.5+ cumulative or prior semester GPA, a minimum of 66 YSL hours, completed student portfolio by due date, cannot be concurrently enrolled in senior privilege and permission of teacher.

GRADE LEVEL:            11‑12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

Course Description:  Students will support the instructional program by providing academic mentoring and tutoring to individual or groups of students.  Tasks will include helping students with classwork/homework, conduct research, and revising work and also assisting the teacher in coaching/supporting student learning and organizing activities. No student is allowed to handle confidential materials or violate the privacy rights of another student.  The course is taken for Pass or Fail credit and students are evaluated on proficiency of tasks, dependability, professionalism, promptness, cooperation and initiative.

 

LEADERSHIP- RENAISSANCE                                                              A-1460  B- 1463 C-1464

PREREQUISITE:           Student council members and others who are interested in obtaining leadership skills

GRADE LEVEL:            9‑12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

Course Description:  This course is designed to develop the leadership skills of elected student council officers.  This class will include individual and group activities that will coordinate with student council activities.  Students will effectively learn to plan assemblies, fundraise, use database, publishing and Power Point software.

 

PEER EDUCATION & COUNSELING                                                     A-1470 

PREREQUISITE            10 Interested in communication and natural helper skills. Must have 2.0 GPA

GRADE LEVEL:            11‑12 Designation as peer counselor.

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:                       Natural Helpers Peer Meditation & Conflict Training Workbook.

Course Description: This class will meet as a regularly scheduled class on a daily basis.  This class focuses on teaching students about health and contemporary social issues which they will learn to present in a relevant way to peers at the high school and middle school. A parallel component to the curriculum will be the emphasis on developing listening skills and problem solving skills, which students may use for peer counseling. This class will require substantive text materials, written critiques, reports, and case studies, student interaction role-plays and communication skills practice, peer counseling/meditation opportunities, and guest speakers from relevant community resource agencies.

 

 

 

LIBRARY SCIENCE                                                                              A-1442  B-1443

PREREQUISITE:           Permission of instructor.  Must have 2.0 GPA and passed CAHSEE.

GRADE LEVEL:            10 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

Course Description:  Must be able to perform routine work accurately without constant supervision and correction.  Basic tasks include: shelving books and filing materials by alphabet and date.  These tasks require the ability to arrange decimal numbers, names, titles, and dates, without assistance.  Prospective library aides must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in the above in order to be enrolled in library science.  This is not a graded class, pass only.

 

OFFICE PRACTICE/COUNSELING ASST.                                             A-1420  B-1421 A-1432  B-1433

PREREQUISITE:           Must have a 2.0 GPA and passed CAHSEE

GRADE LEVEL:            10 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

Course Description: Must be able to perform routine office work without constant supervision.  Basic tasks will be answering the telephone and taking messages, filing, alphabetizing, typing, and working on the computer.  This is not a graded class, pass only.

 

ACADEMIC COMPETITION/STUDY SKILLS                                          A-1466  B-1467

PREREQUISITE:           Interest in Academic competition/Self Improvement

GRADE LEVEL:            9 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Other:           Academic Decathlon Handbook/Mock Trial Case

Course Description:  Students will master the study skills necessary to increase their performance in the competition as well as regular classes.  The content area of the class will focus on an in depth study of the areas included in the Academic Decathlon competition.

 

LEARNING SKILLS /INDEPENDENT STUDY                                          A-0305

PREREQUISITE:           WF from a class

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Required Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:        NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Text:          Individual to course

Course Description:  This course is designed to give students, who have been withdrawn with an F grade from a course, the opportunity to earn elective credit.  Credit will be earned at the rate of 1 unit for every 17 hours that the student works on assigned projects in OCS.  The work will be basic study skills, reading, writing, portfolio assignments, and math improvement.

 

 

PRE SCHOOL AIDE                                                                              A-1444  B-1445

PREREQUISITE:           Performing on grade level in English and Math classes.  Teacher permission, 2.0 GPA

GRADE:                       9 ‑ 12

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

Course Description:  The instructor at the Pre-School will interview the student.  Each instructor will set up his/her own job description and grading standard.  The student will be treated as a paid aide and will be evaluated as such.

 

 

 WORKABILITY/ TRANSITION                                                                A-1395  B-1396

PREREQUISITE:          RSP Student

GRADE LEVEL:            9-12

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: NO

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:   

  1. Everyday Life Skills AGS
  2. Selected Vocational Handouts

Course Description: This course is designed for students with disabilities the focus is the development of employment and life skills. Students will learn pre-vocational, vocational skills and have the opportunity to get paid on the job experience, earn while you learn. Students will also learn transition skills, those skills needed to live independently after high school.

 

CAREERS WITH CHILDREN                                                      A-1366   A-1369   B-1370   B-1371

PREREQUISITE:             None (COS College credit available)

GRADE LEVEL:              11TH & 12TH 

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:   Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:  No

CA Scholarship Federation: CSF Level III

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

  1. Texts:               The Child Care Professional, Student handouts developed by the instructor.
  2. Other:               Classroom Instruction, Community Classroom Intern Placement, Videos,

                               Internet Research, Guest Speakers, CPR Certification, 2+2 Articulation.

Course Description:  Careers with Children is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of child care and development. Safety, emergency procedures, nutrition, health practices, positive interaction and guidance techniques, learning theories, developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum activities are major components. Students apply this knowledge in a variety of early childhood programs, which may include child development laboratories, public and private preschools, family day care setting, and recreational facilities. Students completing the program may apply for the Child Development Assistant Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 

 

WORKFORCE PREPARATION                                                  A-1375

PREREQUISITE:           Keyboarding/demonstration of proficiency at 30 WPM

GRADE LEVEL:                        11-12 or 16 years old

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED:  2 terms elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED:          NO

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the basic computer skills while developing work-related skills. It also provides the students an opportunity to research careers they are interested in and allows each student to be placed into a community classroom utilizing a local business, agency, and/ or organization.

 

SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS                                        A- 0301   B- 0302  

PREREQUISITE:  Teacher Recommendation

GRADE LEVEL:    9

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED: Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: No

CA Scholarship Federation:  CSF Level III

Educational Materials:  

     Text:  1.  McDougal Littell

  1.              Supplemental Material

Course Description:  This is a course which will help aide students with written and oral communication through the use of multiple means.  Means will include: writing  and editing essays, presenting essays and other research topics for better speech communication, and the use of technology to enhance the learning objectives.  

 

 

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS                                          A- 0303   B- 0304 

PREREQUISITE:  Teacher Recommendation

GRADE LEVEL: 10

ELECTIVE/REQUIRED: Elective

UC/CSU a-g APPROVED: No

CA Scholarship Federation:  CSF Level III

Educational Materials:  

     Text:  1.  McDougal Littell

  1.              Supplemental Material

Course Description:  This is a course which will help aide students with written and media communication through a variety of means.  Students will gather and cite relevant information, develop techniques for writing, editing, and proof reading through the use of technology and social media.  

 

 

 

Acellus – online courses

 

Acellus is a computer-based learning system that has changed online education as we know it today. Acellus is the only online learning system that utilizes I2 (Intelligent Interaction), which technology enables it to cater the educational content to the individual skill set of each student through customized, personal instruction. The end result is students that were struggling, and at risk of dropping out, soon are able to fill in the gaps needed for success, and over a short period of time gain back the confidence needed to succeed in school, the workforce, and life.

Acellus courses are taught via tiered video instruction – each course is broken up into individual concepts, and each concept has multiple videos available. Acellus is able to customize the course to the individual pace and level of each student. As the student progresses through the course, every response is recorded and monitored, and through I2 technology, personalized help videos are delivered right when the student needs assistance in a concept.

Acellus High School Courses

You may select up to 5 courses for your student to take at a time.

 


Mathematics:

Language Arts/Reading:

  • *English I
  • *English II
  • *English III
  • *English IV
  • *AP English Literature and Composition
  • High School Language Arts I-Remedial
  • High School Language Arts II-Remedial
  • Discover English - High School Part I (ESL)

 

 

 

Fine Arts:

Health:

Science:

Career & Technical Education:

  • Business Management
  • Electrical Technology I
  • HVAC-R I
  • Information Management I
  • Information Management II
  • Medical Terminology
  • Plumbing Technology I
  • Plumbing Technology II
  • Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
  • Investigating Careers
  • College and Career Readiness

History/Social Studies:

High School Equivalency Exam Prep:

 

*Indicates course is on our A-G approved list.