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Chinese 2B

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence and is designed for students who are able to carry on basic Chinese conversations in real-life situations and read simple dialogues and short paragraphs. In this course, students will continue to consolidate their sentence-level communication competency through communicative task-based learning about topics such as talking about Chinese traditional sports and popular sport matches, purchasing tickets, borrowing/returning books at libraries, talking about favorite music/musical instrument/bands, travelling, hotel check-in, weather and the Spring Festival. They will deepen their knowledge of Chinese cultures by following the multimedia e-textbook to learn about topics such as the Spring Festival customs, Chinese dining etiquette, Chinese garden, Chinese painting and related geographic spots in southeast China.

Chinese 3A

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence and is designed for students who are able to express themselves in simple Chinese, read short passages, and create simple Chinese dialogues. Throughout the course, students will develop their ability to use more advanced vocabulary and more complex sentence structures to express themselves by accomplishing task- and project- based language learning activities. Curriculum will be focused on describing people’s physical distinctions, physical locations/layout of different places, comparing and contrasting different cities, discussing generation gaps, talking about weekend plans, long-term goals, holidays, gifts, recipes, wedding, and hobbies. And related cultural topics are incorporated in each unit to help students form better insights into the cultural differences.

Chinese 3B

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence and is targeted to students who can infer meaning from contexts and use learned knowledge to conduct fundamental dialogic communication with others in Chinese around the general topics. This course will help students further develop their four major language skills by teaching them to use the key words and sentence structures to make comments on such topics as proposing travel destinations, describing friends, social network and birthday parties, talking about Chinese Kongfu, animal protection, ideal universities and professions. Students will work on a variety of task-based projects that prepare them for more complex Chinese communication and better understanding of the typical Chinese culture.

Chinese 4A

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence. In this course, students continue to develop their vocabulary and understanding of grammar by focusing on its usage in daily experiences. Cultural study continues to serve as a contextual backdrop of language, but greater emphasis is placed on culture as a subject of study and as a way of understanding China’s past and present. In addition, concrete requirements are specified for Chinese Character learning and writing. This course helps students continue their preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam administered by the College Board and is taught by a native Chinese instructor.

Chinese 4B

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. In this course, students continue to develop their vocabulary and understanding of grammar by focusing on its usage in daily experiences. More formal speech and written-style language will be introduced. Cultural information will be integrated within the teaching of reading, writing, and speaking. In addition, concrete requirements are specified for Chinese Character learning and writing. Students are expected to rely more on characters without Pinyin. This course helps students continue their preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam administered by the College Board and is taught by a native Chinese instructor.

CIS 110: CIS Concepts and Careers

Subject Other
Grade Level Dual Enrollment

Description

COURSE RATIONALE: This course is intended as an initial course for students considering careers in Computer Information Systems; as such it provides an introduction to the various topics within the subject. This course is also appropriate for students seeking an introductory course emphasizing basic computer concepts and usage of the computer as an information gathering tool. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: CIS 110: CIS Concepts and Careers. This course examines the impact of computers on business, society, and the individual. Topics include: the evolution of computers, the information processing cycle; components of an information system; usage of the computer as an information gathering tool; basic hardware and software terminology and concepts; information system design and development; data communications, networking, the Internet; and exploration of computer related careers.

Civics

Subject Social Studies
Grade Level High School

Description

This one-semester course prepares students for informed and responsible participation as citizens in the American representative system. Students deepen their awareness of the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other foundational documents of the United States. Students learn the purposes and structures of government within the American federal system. Students gain a deeper understanding of the role of the United States in its relations with other nations. Students also learn how citizens exert influence on public affairs and decisions. By participating in this course, students are better prepared to exercise the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

Civics (CP)

Subject Social Studies
Grade Level High School

Description

This one-semester course prepares students for informed and responsible participation as citizens in the American representative system. Students deepen their awareness of the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other foundational documents of the United States. Students learn the purposes and structures of government within the American federal system. Students gain a deeper understanding of the role of the United States in its relations with other nations. Students also learn how citizens exert influence on public affairs and decisions. By participating in this course, students are better prepared to exercise the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Subject Other
Grade Level Dual Enrollment

Description

COURSE RATIONALE: The first criminal justice course in the criminal justice program course sequence. The intent of the course is to introduce students to the three major components of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice. This course in an introduction to the history, philosophy, concepts and problems of law enforcement. A survey is made of the various fields of law enforcement and corrections in the United States. Professional career opportunities are reviewed.

Composition (Advanced)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

Composition (Advanced) (CP)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

Composition (Beginning)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

Composition (Beginning) (CP)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

Computer Basics (Google Suite)

Subject Other
Grade Level Middle School

Description

In this course you will learn how to use productivity and collaboration tools, such as G Suite by Google Cloud to create word processing documents, spreadsheets, surveys and forms such as personal budgets and invitations. Students will also learn what it means to be a good digital citizen and explore the topic of Internet safety.

Criminology

Subject Social Studies
Grade Level High School

Description

Criminology isn’t about solving cases and catching perpetrators. Criminologists work to understand why crime happens in the first place. They also focus on how to prevent and address crime. As you go through this course, you’ll be given a series of challenging situations that need the mindset of a criminologist to navigate successfully. The course will encourage you to analyze a range of criminal acts, from shoplifting to hate crimes. By the end, you’ll have an opportunity to envision alternative strategies for dealing with crime in our society and in your own school environment in particular.

Criminology (CP)

Subject Social Studies
Grade Level High School

Description

Criminology isn’t about solving cases and catching perpetrators. Criminologists work to understand why crime happens in the first place. They also focus on how to prevent and address crime. As you go through this course, you’ll be given a series of challenging situations that need the mindset of a criminologist to navigate successfully. The course will encourage you to analyze a range of criminal acts, from shoplifting to hate crimes. By the end, you’ll have an opportunity to envision alternative strategies for dealing with crime in our society and in your own school environment in particular.

Digital Information Technology A

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first segment in a year-long course. Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths. This course serves as a prerequisite to many exciting career and technical education programs of study.

Digital Information Technology B

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second segment in a year-long course. Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths. This course serves as a prerequisite to many exciting career and technical education programs of study.

Digital Photography

Subject Visual & Performing Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

Learn how to communicate through graphics and digital photography. In this class, you will “focus” on the basics of camera operation, exposure, image control, picture composition, photo enhancement, and photo manipulation. This course discusses digital and traditional film photography, design, graphic arts, and electronic communication through discussions and mock-ups. You will complete photography projects which demonstrate techniques such as portraiture, composition, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, and nature. It is STRONGLY recommended that you use a digital camera for this course to complete all required assignments. If you choose to use a cell phone for this course, you will also need to access a photo editing application that permits users to apply settings that can generally be applied within menus typical of DSLR cameras. Note: This course does not focus on how to use specific photo editing software, but rather on the characteristics of various forms of photographic art and techniques used to achieve such artwork. Therefore, students should be prepared to use their camera and software editing tools or plan to learn and experiment with their use on their own while completing course activities.

Earth Science A

Subject Science
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first session of a two-session course. Earth Science A is the study of the earth we live on, inside and out. Through various media, interactive web sites, video viewing and several hands-on lab activities, including the award-winning Smart Science labs, students will learn the content and be able to apply their knowledge to answer thought-provoking questions using scientific method and reasoning. The student will also learn how the content applies to them and how it affects their everyday lives. Students will also be doing a few hands-on experiments that will require minimum purchases and some adult supervision.

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