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Bible

9th grade students have 2 required semester long Bible classes they must take.  10th grade students take a full year of Sophomore Bible. 11th grade students choose 2 Bible electives, and 12th graders take Ethics and one Bible elective.

REQUIRED BIBLE CLASSES:

Old Testament Survey
1 semester
Credit:   .5 credit                                          Type:  Bible
Required (9th grade)

This class will provide an overview of the OId Testament in order for students to gain a working knowledge of Biblical history and how it all fits together. We will then take a closer look at the lives of some of the major characters found in the Old Testament in order to gain a better understanding of God and what it means to follow HimStudents will see how the Old Testament points forward to the Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Testament.

New Testament Survey
1 semester
Credit:   .5 credit                                          Type:  Bible
Required (9th grade)

In this class, students will first look into the background of the New Testament political and religious setting, then they will be given an overview of the New Testament to gain a working knowledge of HIS-story and how it all fits together. We will then look closer at the books of the Epistles to further our understanding of God’s instruction for the church. Based upon this foundation we will examine the life principles taught to us through the lives of the men and women of the New Testament, discovering the life lessons which can be applied to each individual student.

Sophomore Bible
2 semesters
Credit:      1 credit                                        Type:  Bible
Required (10th grade)

1st Semester is a study In Perspectives where we will begin to understand that God placed us on this earth for something larger than ourselves. As dig into the Bible, we will see that God is a missional God. His mission began in Genesis and has continued to this day.   We will focus on three specific areas as we seek to discover our purpose: God's purposeful hand found in the Biblical story, cultural perspectives through the eyes of God's story, and finally our practical response to the purpose, passion, and hope we have been given. 2nd semester curriculum is currently in revision.

Ethics
1 semester
Credit:   .5 credit                                          Type:  Bible
Required (12th grade)

This discussion-oriented class compares Western ethical systems, while examining them for their compatibility to Christianity.  The ethical systems of relativism, egoism, utilitarianism and absolutism (and some of their variants) will be compared and contrasted to each other and examined in light of Holy Scripture.  The student will be introduced to the intellectual integrity on which Christian morality stands, and be equipped to defend their morality against competing ethical systems.

ELECTIVE BIBLE CLASSES:

Christianity in History 1 & 2 (Church History/Theology)
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                                       Type:  Bible
Elective (11th/12th grade)

How were the books of the New Testament chosen?  Why is the doctrine of the Trinity important? How did early Christians practice their Christianity?  Why is the virgin birth important? How did early Christians view Baptism and the Lord’s Supper? How did Christianity spread and become the dominant religion of the Western world?  Why are there so many different Christian denominations today?  What basic beliefs make one a Christian?  These questions and more will be explored in this course on the development of Christian theology and Church practices in history. This is class will be split into two separate semester long classes for 2020-2021.  Christianity in History 1 is the pre-requisite to Christianity in History 2.

Introduction to Apologetics
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                                       Type:  Bible
Elective (11th grade/12th grade)

Students will study arguments for the existence of God, evidence for the validity of the Holy Scriptures, and evidence for the existence of Jesus, his death and resurrection. The book Mere Christianity will be the main text.  Students will also study the Gospel of Mark.

Life Connections
1 semester
Credit:   .5 credit                                          Type:  Bible
Elective (11th grade/12th grade)

This class is designed to help students prepare for the various relational aspects of life that they will encounter, thus honoring God in establishing successful relationships, marriages, and Godly homes. Also, the course seeks to increase self-awareness and understanding in the areas of personal growth, developing relationships, sexual purity, singleness, marital status, the Christian heritage of marriage, family dynamics, and handling family crisis. God's unchanging standards for the family are clearly defined and compared to society's standards.

Personal Finance & Stewardship
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                                       Type:  Bible
Elective (11th grade/12th grade)

Managing life resources well, and especially managing personal finances well, are important elements of the practical application of Biblical principles to real-world life as adults. This course covers Biblical principles of personal stewardship by focusing on a variety of real-world concepts such as personal responsibility, giving, saving, budgeting, and financial planning; and includes credit, borrowing, and principles of investing. In focus throughout are principles and practices which promote a Biblical view of generosity and financial responsibility.

World Views Through Media
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                                       Type:  Bible
Elective (11th grade/12th grade)

This course is structured to teach students to apply a Christian worldview to what they see in the movies and the media.  Students will explore various social, ethical, and religious issues presented and will learn the importance of analyzing what we watch and how it impacts us. Students will learn how our Christian views are challenged by media and how to approach the media and movies with discernment.

Language Arts

Introduction to Literature
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Language Arts
Required (9th grade)
Prerequisite: 8th Grade English 

Course includes: An emphasis on grammar as a function of writing including the parts of speech, sentence parts, capitalization and punctuation, and general usage. Emphasis is placed on fundamental writing skills. Literature, including numerous short stories and some classics, will be read and discussed with an emphasis on character analysis, identification of prominent themes, and delineation of plot. Foundational to the study of language is the recognition that God created through language, and our study and use of words reflects His image in us.

World Literature (Honors Option Available)
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Language Arts
Required (10th grade)
Prerequisite: 9th Grade English – Introduction to Literature

World Literature offers students the valuable experience of reading sources from diverse and varied perspectives which will differ from their own moral and cultural context. Introduction to world literature, including a sampling of major authors and themes, will be emphasized.  Novels, drama, poetry, biography, and short stories written by authors of many nationalities will present students with insights gained from a vast array of settings and circumstances.  Many texts will entail the necessity of reading a translation, which may inspire students to study other languages.  The ability to appreciate, compare, and analyze the views of others will be a key component of the class.  This course builds on the grammar base already established and addresses a review of grammar, capitalization, and punctuation with a strong emphasis on the process of writing.  Bi-weekly vocabulary assignments and tests are included.

American Literature (Honors Option Available)
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Language Arts
Required (11th grade), unless AP English Language & Composition is taken in 11th grade.
Prerequisite: 10th Grade English – World Literature

Students will read, study, and discuss a body of literary work drawn from great writers of America. Written analysis of stories, plays, novels, and poetry is designed to improve usage of correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling in student writing.  Literary evaluation emphasizes the nature of human behavior in light of the Word of God and Christian principles.  Good and evil, right and wrong, and human sin are central to analysis of the literature.  Class discussions are intended to encourage students to express their understanding of the literature and to use their analytical skills.  Students develop the ability to identify and defend their viewpoints.  Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words will be studied to enhance vocabulary skills.

English Literature (Honors Option Available)
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Language Arts
Required (12th grade) unless AP English Language & Composition is taken in 12th grade.
Prerequisite: 11th Grade English – American Literature

Twelfth grade English Literature focuses on preparing students for success in college and beyond through the study of English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Victorian Age, including dates, themes, authors, rulers, significance, and evaluation from a Biblical perspective. The course curriculum and reading lists are designed to initiate in-depth studies which will serve to prepare the student for college. This course includes a final review of the mechanics of grammar and practice in polishing the students' writing skills. This course can be taken with an Honors designation (subject to instructor approval and recommendation of previous teacher).

English Composition
1 semester                                  (LBCC College Now Option – 3 College Credits)
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Language Arts
Required (12th grade) unless AP English Language & Composition is taken in 12th grade, or if student took AP English Language exam in 11th grade and passed with minimum score of 3.
Prerequisite: 11th Grade English – American Literature 

This is a course in expository (explanatory) writing. This course is designed to prepare students for writing that is required in post-high school training, in business, and in life. The objective is to strengthen proficiency in writing exposition. Students will analyze literature, edit papers by peers, experience various genres of writing, and utilize writing as a medium to communicate ideas and beliefs.

AP English Language and Composition
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Language Arts
**This option would replace either American Literature (11th grade) or English Literature and English Composition (12th grade) as the required English course. **
Prerequisite: Submit writing sample, form, and by recommendation of English instructor 

The AP English Language & Composition class focuses on improving analytical and writing skills in nonfiction. Students will write essays on a variety of subjects, proofread, peer-edit, and revise their writing.  As a seminar-style class, the course emphasizes critical thinking skills, especially concerning rhetorical strategies.  AP English is a challenging course that prepares the student for the rigors of college English. The course is designed to prepare students to take the AP exam given in May. The exam may earn successful test takers college credit; however, if a student does not earn credit, this course offers invaluable experience that will benefit them in their college experience. Students should leave this class with an advanced understanding of what it means to engage in an ongoing, public conversation through reading and writing. 

** If a student takes AP English Language and Composition during 11th grade and passes the AP exam with a 3 or higher, he/she would take English Literature (1 semester) and American Literature (1 semester) during 12th grade. If the student doesn’t earn a 3 or higher on the AP exam, the student would be required to take English Literature (1 semester) and English Composition (1 semester) during 12th grade.

English Language Lab
1 semester                                                    Type:  Language Arts
Credit:  .5 credit

Required for International Students in their 1st year in the U.S. (Placement dependent on score of an English proficiency exam.)

Students come into this class from a variety of backgrounds and English abilities.  Their goals for the class vary from improving their overall English during their one year study abroad program to bettering their English skills to be able to go into the mainstream English classes with the final goal of graduating from high school in America.  My objectives are to help the individual student grow in their English ability taking their goals in mind, in the following areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Mathematics

Differentiated Math
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation of math teacher/department, based on student’s performance in math class and on annual achievement/growth testing.

Mathematics is a subject that students must be able to use upon graduation from high school. This course offers an approach to math instruction based on each individual student’s current level of mastery, and leads progressively to greater and greater mastery of mathematics concepts as the student learns and grows.  Within the broad umbrella of Differentiated Mathematics, students will enroll in a variety of courses appropriate to grade level or ability; everything from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus is available in the differentiated math classroom.  Remediation, on-level study, or accelerated work are all possible using the ALEKS platform; group math literacy activities; and fully individualized, one-on-one instruction from the classroom teacher.  Completed, mastered courses appear on the student’s transcript by course title. (For example, a student achieving mastery at the Algebra 1 level would see Algebra 1 on the transcript.)

Algebra 1
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Required
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra, Placement based on teacher recommendation

This course covers the algebraic topics that include foundations for Algebra, solving equations, solving inequalities, introducing functions, linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, polynomials and factoring, and quadratic functions and equations. As time allows we tackle advanced material such as radical expressions and equations, rational expressions and functions, and data analysis and probability. 

Geometry
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Required
Prerequisite: Algebra, Placement based on teacher recommendation

This course will cover precise definitions of geometric terms, inductive and deductive reasoning, mathematical proofs, line relationships, angle relationships, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, similar polygons, circles, solids, areas, volumes, loci, and constructions. Geometry focuses primarily on the elements of Euclidean Geometry and the development of deductive reasoning. Through proofs, the student will experience the satisfaction that comes from clear and creative thinking. The student will learn the relationship between sets of points and figures and the logical conclusion that can be drawn from these relationships.

Algebra 2
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Required
Prerequisite: Algebra & Geometry (passed with 75% or better), Placement based on teacher recommendation

The subjects in Algebra II are similar to those in Algebra I, but at a higher level. The course content covers imaginary numbers, equations, exponents, probability and statistics, quadratic equations, polynomial functions and logarithms. The course is designed to help the students develop mathematical maturity.

Algebra 2 Honors
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Required for continuing to Pre-Calculus, College Algebra,
Prerequisite: Algebra & Geometry (passed with 75% or better), Placement based on placement test and/or teacher recommendation

The subjects in Algebra II are similar to those in Algebra I, but at a higher level. The course content covers imaginary numbers, equations, exponents, probability and statistics, quadratic equations, and polynomial functions. The course is designed to help the students develop mathematical maturity and further prepare them for pre-calculus. In comparison to Algebra 2, this class will have more homework, more in-depth study of concepts, and a much greater emphasis on usage of TI-84 graphing calculator. Algebra 2 Honors is the pre-requisite for Pre-Calculus.

College Now College Algebra
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics (LBCC College Now Option = 5 College Credits, equivalent to MTH111)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Honors, Placement based on teacher recommendation

College Algebra will cover branches of algebraic theory including properties of real numbers, linear equations and their solutions, functions and graphs, polynomial and exponential functions, and conic sections.  Students who earn a grade of “A” or “B” can receive LBCC College Credit for MTH 111 while enrolled in the LBCC College Now program.

Pre-Calculus Honors
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Prerequisite: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Honors (passed with 75% or better), and teacher recommendation

This class is designed for those students who have completed a second year of algebra and one year of geometry and are preparing for college fields that require calculus or would like to expand their knowledge in this area. The course will cover topics such as: analyzing polynomial function, trigonometry, complex numbers, logarithms, and an introduction to calculus. It carries an “Honors” designation due to its pace and fourth quarter introduction to Calculus.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Prerequisite: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-Calculus, and teacher recommendation

This course is for students who have a strong interest in math and who need Calculus for future studies. This class will cover limits, rate of change of functions, derivatives of algebraic functions and applications, integration and applications of the definite integral, transcendental functions, methods of integration, and applications. This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Exam for Calculus AB administered in May.  By successful completion of the exam, students have the potential to earn college credits.

Advanced Placement Calculus BC (not offered every year)
2 semesters
Credit: 1 credit                           Type: Mathematics
Prerequisite: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-Calculus, and teacher recommendation.

This course is for students who have a strong interest in math and/or science and who have performed well in Pre-Calculus. This class will cover all topics covered in the AP Calculus AB class plus differentiation and integration of polar, parametric, and vector functions, Euler’s method, L’Hopital’s Rule, convergence of certain series and integrals, anti-differentiation using trig substitution, parts, and partial fractions, series of constants, and Taylor series. This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Exam for Calculus BC administered in May.  Students have the potential to earn college credit (typically more than students that take the Calculus AB exam) dependent upon the individual university’s credit policies and student’s actual performance on the AP exam.

Statistics
2 semesters
Credit: 1 Credit                          Type:  Mathematics
Prerequisites: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Honors (passed with 75% or better), and teacher recommendation

This course will introduce students to elementary concepts in probability and statistics such as measures of central tendency, expected value, regression, correlations, distributions and hypotheses testing. Students will be introduced to the tools used for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.  The course will also cover a variety of topics that are chosen to solidify the student’s understanding of statistical mathematics.

AP Statistics & Probability
2 semesters
Credit: 1 credit         Type: Mathematics
Prerequisite: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Honors, and teacher recommendation

This course will focus on working with data and various mathematical concepts to model relationships between quantities.  An emphasis will be placed on clearly communicating results in context by integrating mathematics, data organization, computation, graphical methods, and inductive reasoning. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:

  1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
  2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
  3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
  4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Exam for Statistics administered in May. By successful completion of the exam, students have the potential to earn college credits

Science

LAB SCIENCES

Physical Science
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science (laboratory)
Required (9th grade)

A laboratory science class that is taught from a perspective emphasizing the order and design found in the world God created. Physical science is designed to introduce the students to the beginning concepts of chemistry and physics. This course will include laboratory experiments that will show the student that science is relative to everyday life. Specific areas of study are: Science in relation to the Bible; mathematics of science; structure of matter, including study of the atom, families of elements, compounds and reactions; and basic physics, including study of mechanics, heat and electricity.

Biology
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science (laboratory)
Prerequisite:  Physical Science or by successful completion of placement test.   Student must also have successfully completed Algebra 1.

This class is designed to introduce the student to the creation of God by studying the characteristics of living organisms. By the use of the laboratory experiments, it is our goal that the student will see the overall design of God, and learn basic scientific principles.  Completion of Algebra 1 is strongly suggested.

Honors Biology
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science (laboratory)
Prerequisites:  Freshmen - "A" in ALL junior high school science classes, successful completion of the Physical Science placement test, and teacher recommendation
Sophomore - "A" in Physical Science and teacher recommendation

This class is designed to introduce the student to the creation of God by studying the characteristics of living organisms. By the use of the laboratory experiments, it is our goal that the student will see the overall design of God, and learn basic scientific principles. Course topics will include: molecular biology, cells, genetics, evolution and creationism, classification, and ecology. Completion of Algebra 1 is strongly suggested.

Honors Biology is a rigorous course. Students will be expected to complete a course of study that exceeds the academic demands made upon student enrolled in the regular high school biology course. To that end, Students who successfully complete Honors Biology will be encouraged, though not required to take the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test for biology.

Chemistry
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science (laboratory)
Prerequisite:  Algebra II and Physical Science

Topics include the structure of atoms; stoichiometry; bonding; solutions; acids and bases; etc.  This course is designed to enable the student to know the role chemistry plays in the scientific investigation and the explanation of the substances and changes in these substances which affect our daily life.  Furthermore, students will learn to relate everyday phenomena to chemical properties, reactions, etc., through the use of the scientific methods of observation, measurement, experimentation, and valid conclusions based upon the scientific method.

College Now Physics
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science (laboratory) (LBCC College Now Option = 4 College Credits, equivalent to GS104)
Prerequisite:  A minimum score of 75% in Algebra II and the successful completion of either Physical Science or Chemistry.

Physics is an upper level science that primarily studies the cause and effects of transfers of energy. Topics include mechanics, motion, gravity, light, sound, heat, optics, and astronomy.  This class is ideal for students who want to further their study of mathematics and science.  College Now Physics gives students an introduction to the Creator’s design of the universe and the laws that describe it.  Students who earn a grade of “A” or “B” can receive LBCC College Credit for GS-104 while enrolled in the LBCC “College Now” program.

ELECTIVE SCIENCES

Beginning Agricultural Science
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science Elective (non-laboratory)

An introductory course designed to enhance comprehension in agricultural sciences including the areas of beginning soils, plants, animals, agricultural safety, food science, environmental sciences, entrepreneurship, natural resources, leadership, and careers. Students will be introduced to the FFA organization and begin development of their leadership skills.  Hands-on activities will be an important part of the class.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Career Development events at the local, state, and national levels.  Open to 9th and 10th grade students.

Intermediate Agricultural Science
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                   Type:  Science Elective (non-laboratory) 

An intermediate course designed for students to obtain fundamental knowledge and skills in animal science, agricultural business management, computers in agriculture, soil science, plant & crop production, and current agricultural issues. Students will be encouraged to develop a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project through the FFA organization.  Development of leadership, parliamentary procedures, and public speaking skills will be emphasized. Students successfully completing this class with an A or a B can receive college credit for AG 111 through LBCC’s College Now Program. Receiving AG 111 credit fulfills Santiam Christian’s graduation requirement for 2-semester of computers. Many opportunities for field trips with hands-on activities.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in Career Development Events at the local, state, and national levels. Open to 10th-12th grade students.

Advanced Agricultural Science
2 semesters
Credit: 1.0 credit                        Type: Science Elective (non-laboratory)

This year long course is designed for juniors & seniors who are serious about agriculture. Topics will include career exploration, FFA state degrees and proficiencies, parliamentary procedures, job interview skills, public speaking, computers in agriculture, farm business management, agricultural sales & marketing, and agricultural sciences. Students will be required to complete a SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project and turn in a record book. Provides many opportunities for hands-on activities and field trips. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Career Development Events at the local, state, and national levels. Open to 11th and 12th grade students.

Anatomy and Physiology
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Science Elective (non-laboratory)
Prerequisite:  Health, Biology, Chemistry or Physical Science, and must be in 11th or 12th grade

This course is designed to enable the student to extend their knowledge of human biology and to extend their learning into other fields of interest and related medical careers.  The student will develop a working knowledge of how the body is put together and how each system works from an individual cell to a complete system.

Animal/Veterinary Science
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                         Type:  Science Elective (non-laboratory) 

If you are interested in a future career with animals, then this course is for you! This is an introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of basic animal sciences, including beef and dairy cattle production, sheep production, swine production, poultry production, the modern horse industry, animal nutrition, reproduction, genetics, as well as social issues & contemporary issues involving animal sciences.  These subjects will be taught through classroom, laboratory, guest speaker and field trip experiences.  This course will involve fun hands-on activities with dissection of animal systems.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in Career Development Events at the local, state, and national levels. Open to all students.

Horticulture Science & Greenhouse Management
1 semester (may be repeated)
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Science Elective (non-laboratory)

Outdoors & Hands-On describes this course. Designed to offer an overview of horticultural systems & practices, soils & sustainable ecosystems, greenhouse management, plant propagation, floriculture, sales & marketing, plant pests and insect control. Provides many opportunities for potential entrepreneurship.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in Career Development Events at the local, state, and national levels. Open to all students.

Introduction to Forensic Science
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Science Elective
Prerequisite: Must be in 11th or 12th grade

This course will explore the history of forensic science, look at modern forensic practices of gathering and examining evidence that apply biology and chemistry, and careers in forensic sciences through a Biblical worldview. We will look at God’s desire for justice (Micah 6:8), our unique human design by a Creator (Genesis 1-2), and how our fallen nature and sin (Genesis, Romans). Available to 11th/12th grade students.

Marine Biology (Not offered every year)
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Science Elective (non-laboratory)
Prerequisite:  'C' or better in Biology

Students will learn how life "under the sea" is different from life on land and will learn how marine organisms are suited to survive in their environment.  The emphasis will be on how organisms relate to each other, from simple one-celled organisms to the most complex organisms of the sea.  Lab activities, dissecting sharks, clams, and crabs, are included to further the students' knowledge of the animals of the sea.

Career & Technical Education

Business Accounting and Finance
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                     Type:  CTE

A course that teaches the fundamentals of accounting and finance practices for businesses. Accounting focuses on the day-to-day flow of money in and out of a company or institution, finance is a broader term for the management of assets and liabilities and the planning of future growth. It is also a great foundation for many business degrees. Units will include auditing, financial accounting, tax accounting, financial reports, borrowing, and more

Introduction to Business
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                     Type: CTE

This class will give students an overview of many areas of business to help them both in the future and for those looking to study business as a major or minor in college. Some of the topics to be covered will be business ownership, banking, credit, management, human resources, insurance, investments, taxes, retirement accounts, and business law.

Sports Marketing
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                     Type: CTE

This class will resemble a traditional marketing class, but there are some differences as well—including a little more glitz and glamour! In this course, students have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the estimated 100 billion-dollar sports industry at the professional, college, and amateur level.  Learn about sponsorships and endorsements, social media, careers in sports marketing and related fields, target marketing, branding, and promotion. We will also use these lessons to promote our sports programs at SC and run and promote the student store.

Social Studies

Global Studies
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Social Studies
Required (9th grade)

Global Studies is a required course that provides the framework and the skills necessary for success in the other social sciences.   Regions of the world and their diverse cultural backgrounds will be studied through the lens of a Christian worldview as students understand the effect of the world on their lives both directly and indirectly.  The class will cover the use and knowledge of note taking, research skills, public speaking, maps, graphs, charts, and geographic features, terms and concepts.

US History
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Social Studies
Required (11th grade)

Americans have a unique heritage based on the hopes and dreams of countless immigrants, the individual freedoms insured by our Constitution and the opportunities available in this resource abundant land. This course will survey historical eras from the Age of Discovery until the present time with special emphasis on historical interpretation throughout American history.  Through this course, the student will understand the shaping of our American character, and our responsibilities to live as God honoring citizens.

Advanced Placement US History
2 semesters
Credit:  1 credit                          Type:  Social Studies
(11th grade) (This course takes the place of the required US History course)
Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation & strong writing skills required.

This course will survey historical eras from the Age of Discovery until the present time with special emphasis on historical interpretation throughout American history.  As an AP course, the depth of study is more in depth and focused than a typical high school level U.S. History course.  Through this course, the student will understand the shaping of our American character and our responsibilities to live as God honoring citizens.  This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP US History Exam in May in order to potentially earn college credit. This course requires a substantial amount of reading and preparation for every class.  Strong writing skills are required.  Taking AP English Language & Composition as a companion course is recommended.

US Government and Politics
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Social Studies
Required (12th grade)

This course will cover the historic and Christian foundations of American government, the structure and function of federal and state government, the nature of the American political system and our rights and responsibilities as American citizens. In addition, we will be examining and evaluating contemporary national and international issues and events in light of the Constitution and democratic principles.

Advanced Placement US Government and Politics
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Social Studies
(12th grade)
Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation & strong writing skills required.

This one-semester college-level course is an introduction to the United States government and political system.  We study the formal and informal institutions and factors that influence and contribute to the making and implementation of public policy. The course will cover the historic and Christian foundations of American government, the structure and function of federal and state government, the nature of the American political system and our rights and responsibilities as American citizens.  This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Exam for US Government and Politics administered in May.  As such, it requires a substantial amount of reading and preparation for every class.

Economics
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Social Studies
Required (12th grade)

This senior level course will cover the basic concepts of economics such as scarcity, opportunity costs, supply and demand, etc. In addition, we will be analyzing various economic systems and learn how they answer the basic questions of production and allocation of goods and resources. Special emphasis will be placed on the American economic system and the role of government in regulating and influencing economic affairs. Taking a biblical worldview of money, we will study the rights and responsibilities of being a consumer and look at purchasing decisions, the benefits and risks of credit and the basics of investments.

Foreign Language

(**2 years of the same foreign language is required for College Prep)

American Sign Language I
2 semesters
Credit:    1.0 credit                    Type: Second Language

ASL I is a year-long introductory course in the study of American Sign Language. This class will assist students in obtaining a basic introductory knowledge of ASL. Included in this course are sign vocabulary, beginning linguistic and grammatical principles; appropriate facial markers and body movement; the manual alphabet and signed numbers;  the history of the development of ASL and other sign systems; ASL stories, songs and poetry; and information about the deaf culture and community. Due to the visual nature of this class, regular daily attendance is essential to a student's ability to be successful in the course. 

** ASL classes do meet the Second Language requirement for the majority of universities’ requirements for admissions.  However, there are some highly selective universities which do not accept it as fulfilling a World Language requirement.  Contact Mrs. Beam or Mrs. Schaffner if you want to know more about this.

American Sign Language II
2 semesters
Credit:      1.0 credit                   Type: Second Language

Students will continue and expand vocabulary and concepts acquired in ASL I. They will be able to talk about other people, give directions, and make requests. They will continue to be exposed to elements of Deaf culture and the Deaf Community. They will recognize and utilize spatial referencing, describe shapes and objects and understand subject-object agreements. They will be able to enter a sign conversation with appropriate manners, speak with third parties and accept and decline invitations. Our ultimate goal is continued fluency and grammatical accuracy.

American Sign Language III
2 semesters
Credit:      1.0 credit                   Type: Second Language
Prerequisites: ASL I & ASL II

Integrates and refines expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL). This course focuses on a practice-oriented approach to language acquisition with demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will gain increased fluency and accuracy in fingerspelling and numbers.  Course will also include storytelling, song interpretation and performance pieces.

Spanish I
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Foreign Language

Spanish 1 introduces spoken and written Spanish using primarily the present tense. Students acquire the basics of grammatical application and a functional vocabulary as they hear and read Spanish in context.  As the focus is on comprehensible input, Spanish is presented in narrative and conversational format with the goal of mastery and acquisition.  In this introductory course the primary objective is Spanish comprehension (reading and listening) rather than Spanish production (writing and speaking.)  However, this course does require focused participation as students interact in a personalized format and read one brief novel in class.

Spanish II
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Foreign Language
Prerequisite: Recommended “B” grade or better in Spanish I

Spanish 2 is a continuation of Spanish 1 with a goal of using Spanish in present, past, and future tenses.  Students continue to acquire the basics of grammatical application and a functional vocabulary through comprehensible input in context.  As students develop in their mastery and acquisition of Spanish, there is still a heavy focus on reading and listening in Spanish.  However, in this second year of instruction, students will begin to demonstrate their skills more frequently in speaking and in writing.  Students will read two brief novels in this course as they apply their developing skills.

Spanish III
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Foreign Language
Prerequisite:  Recommended “A” grade in Spanish II and teacher recommendation

Spanish 3 is for the student who wishes to go beyond a basic knowledge of the Spanish language.  The same methodology is used as in the beginning courses with the continued goal of language acquisition.  There is a focus on mastery of Spanish in the basic tenses as well as a greater awareness of the other tenses and less-frequent vocabulary.  Reading, listening, writing, and speaking all receive a heavy emphasis as students now increase their efforts in expanding their skill set.  Students will work outside of class on their fluency and read four brief novels in application of their skills.  More independent reading and writing is a major focus in this course.

Spanish IV
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Foreign Language
Prerequisite:  Recommended “A” grade in Spanish III and teacher recommendation

Spanish 4 is for the student who wishes to complete their study of Spanish at the secondary level with a functional proficiency in the Spanish language.  All tenses are covered and a wide variety of vocabulary is included.  This course is a continuation of Spanish 3 with increased goals in language production and acquisition.  Students at this level read several brief novels in class and independently and also make oral and written presentations in Spanish.

Computers/Technology/Graphic Arts

Keyboarding/Intro to Computer Applications
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Computer

This introduction to computers will teach the basic keyboard and computer operation skills. Students learn touch typing and the correct typing posture. Speed, accuracy, proofreading, and correct typing techniques are emphasized. The class is designed to fulfill the requirement for credit through the College Now program offered by Linn Benton Community College. The second term will be an introduction to various other programs.

MS Office/Formatting
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Computer
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Keyboarding/Intro to Computer Applications or proven keyboarding skills of 40wpm or better, and teacher approval.

The class will start with an overview of computer vocabulary, file management, computer maintenance, MS Outlook, and then on to MS Word.  One unit will teach brief introductions to MS Excel.

Computer Applications
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Computer
Prerequisite:  Recommended that students have completed MS Word/Formatting.  Students who have only taken Keyboarding/Intro to Computer Apps. may enroll with teacher recommendation.

This class will be a creative class approach in the area of computer applications focusing on photo manipulation, presentations through PowerPoint, basic through advanced web design using MS FrontPage, and a brief introduction to HTML programming.

Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite
1 semester
Credit (.5)                                    Type: Computer 

Adobe Creative Suite includes a package of creative applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premium Pro, XD, and more. Students will experiment with each of these available applications during the semester course. Using these applications, students can work on their creative projects on both their mobile and desktop devices. Students can design and create using photos, design graphics, and illustrations; edit video, and create UX design.

The objective of the course is to offer students an overview of the most frequently used applications available to the CS user and will reveal many of the features and resources that will help students make the most of their Creative Suite subscription. Students will receive a hands-on introduction to all of the Creative Suite applications offered with their school account.

This is a perfect class for those new, or somewhat new, to Adobe products. Students interested in pursuing a career in Digital Design will receive a good Adobe knowledge base for the future Graphic Design Courses they will take in college.

Illustrator 101
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Computer
Prerequisite:  Must have previously taken one of the following classes: HS Keyboarding, MS Office/Formatting, or Computer Applications

This class will provide an overview of Adobe Illustrator and how the drawing and graphic tools work and how the program differs from Photoshop.

Photoshop 101: Introduction to Photoshop
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Computer
Prerequisite:  Must have previously taken one of the following classes: HS Keyboarding, MS Word/Formatting, or Computer Applications

Photoshop skills contribute to a student's ability to be "computer literate". The basic skills include repairing and editing damaged prints, improving poor photos, and graphic design (cards, posters, even resume letters).   Everyone is capable of creating simple illustrations, and Photoshop allows everyone to draw and think better visually. This is the perfect class for students who are new to Photoshop, meaning they have never taken a Photoshop class before in junior high or high school.

Photoshop 102: Advanced Photoshop
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type: Computer
Prerequisite: Must have previously taken JH Photoshop or HS Photoshop 101

This is an advanced Photoshop class where students will be challenged to explore their creativity and work independently with the instructor’s guidance to create challenging designs.  Students must have taken a previous Photoshop class before.

Yearbook
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Can be used to fulfill Computer requirement
Prerequisite:  Keyboarding is suggested and consent of instructor is required

This is a practical lab course for students interested in writing and graphic arts. Students will produce the yearbook, and the following tasks will be a part of this production process: layout design, writing, interviewing, editing, word processing, business management, advertising sales, and photography. Interested students must have the ability to work closely with others and to meet deadlines. Those selected for the staff should have above average writing ability and be dependable. Staff members must be willing to work occasionally at noon or after school as needed to meet deadlines. Can be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.

Fine Arts

Art

Art 101:  Perfecting & Exploring the Different Mediums used in Sketching
1 semester
Credit:    .5 credit                                         Type:  Fine Arts

Perfecting and exploring the different mediums used in sketching: graphite, charcoal, color pencil, soft pastels, markers, and pen.  This is a 1 semester class and a must for students new to high school Art. We will go over figure drawing and drawing the face in this class too.

Art 102:  Painting with Watercolor, Acrylic, Oils, Ink, and Mixed Media
1 semester
Credit:   .5 credit                                          Type:  Fine Arts
Prerequisite:  Art 101 or approval of instructor

Painting with watercolor, acrylic, oils, ink and mixed media. Students will spend a semester painting with these various mediums and later combining those mediums.  Students must have taken Art 101 before taking this class. Students will be required to supply their own canvases for personal projects, the teacher will supply canvases for lessons taught in class.

Art 103: 3D Art
1 semester
Credit:      .5 credit                     Type: Fine Arts

This is the perfect class for students who like to work with recycled cardboard, foam board, flora form, wire, and clay.  This is a perfect class for those who like to work with their hands.  Students must have taken a semester of Art 101 and Art 102 before taking Art 103.  Students will be asked to help supply cardboard, foam board, flora foam, and help contribute towards the firing fee for the clay.  Clay pieces go through 2 firings at an off-campus location.

Music 

Band
1 semester or two semesters.  If one semester it must be fall semester or have permission of instructor.
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Fine Arts
Prerequisite:  Band instrument and basic playing skills

Students will expand physical and theoretical skills learned at the Junior High level, developing advanced skills with the intermediate skills previously learned. The students will have opportunities to compete in solo/ensemble contests such as the ACSI HS Instrumental Festival where they will have the opportunity to learn mass-band pieces and play with 200+ students from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.   The Band may also participate in league and district contests. Students will be encouraged to contribute to their church music programs, as well as performing for chapel, community service, for local retirement homes, churches, and school concerts. A participation fee is required.  Course commitment preferred - full year. 

Choir
1 or 2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Fine Arts

Students will learn and perform a variety of music with an emphasis on developing fundamental music skills and knowledge along with vocal and performance technique. Students will have opportunities to compete in state and regional solo/ensemble contests as well as the ACSI HS Choral Festival where they will have the opportunity to learn mass choir pieces and sing with 500+ students from the northwest United States. The choir will perform at school concerts, chapel, community performances, and several other competitions, including state competition.  Participation/Outfit fee is required.  Repeatable for credit up to 4 credits.

Guitar
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Fine Arts 

Students will learn the note names on the lower fret board (closest to the tuning pins) and their relationship to a music staff. Students will learn how to play melodies and rhythms, and basic chords (I, ii, iii, IV, V[7], and vi) in the keys of C, D, G, A, and E. Students will also learn the theory and fundamentals of "bar chords," and various strumming patterns. Students will be graded on their class participation, their ability to play melodies and correct rhythms, their knowledge and application of note names on the fret board and music staff as well as their execution of chords. The student will provide his or her own acoustic guitar - NO electric guitars. Nylon strings are preferred for beginners as these strings are less painful as the student develops callouses on his/her fingers.

Advanced Guitar
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Fine Arts

This class is a daily, 1-semester class intended for advanced guitar students. Prerequisite is to have taken the SC JH or HS beginner class, or to have a placement exam conducted by the class teacher. Any guitar may be used for the class.

Students will expand their knowledge of note names on the lower fret board (closest to the tuning pins) and their relationship to a music staff. Students will determine what songs they want to learn and work toward that end. Students will expand their ability regarding how to play melodies and rhythms, and basic chords (I, ii, iii, IV, V[7], and vi) in the keys of C, D, G, A, and E. Students will also learn the theory and fundamentals of “bar chords,” and various strumming patterns. Students will be graded on their class participation, their ability to play melodies and correct rhythms, their knowledge and application of note names on the fret board and music staff as well as their execution of chords.

Select Ensemble
2 semesters
Credit:      .3 credit/year           Type:  Fine Arts
Prerequisite:  Selected through audition process

Students selected for this ensemble rehearse in a “0” period – before school (7:15am) three mornings a week. The music they learn is in addition to music they may prepare in other performance groups. Students will learn and perform a variety of music with an emphasis on developing fundamental music skills and knowledge along with vocal and performance technique. The primary focus will be on jazz and pop music as well as contemporary arrangements of hymn tunes. The ensemble will perform at school concerts, chapel, community performances, the ACSI Musicale and several other competitions, including state competition. A Cappella participation not required but helpful.  A participation/apparel fee is required.  Course commitment preferred:  full year. Repeatable for credit.

Worship Arts
1-2 semesters
Credit:      .5 credit/semester   Type:  Fine Arts
Prerequisite:  Recommended for those who are on the worship team or have an interest in leading worship

The Worship Arts class meets to enhance worship performance, communication, artistic, and technical skills for student musicians and technicians on SCHS worship teams.  Open to any student who has successfully auditioned for a worship team.

Theatre Arts

Drama
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Fine Arts
Prerequisite:  Must be selected as a cast member in upcoming production (by audition only)

Students will learn acting skills including projection, movement, expression, characterization, gesture, voice variation, inflection, and blocking. In respect to working as members of an acting group, students will learn cooperation and teamwork skills. Students will be given responsibility for conducting all aspects of play production, including acting, stage management, lighting design and operation, sound effects, costume design, makeup and hair, stage crew activities, setup, and cleanup. Can be repeated for up to 4 credits.

Techniques in Acting
1 semester
Credit: .5 credit                          Type: Fine Arts

Students enrolled in this class will prepare and perform one-act plays for audiences that will attend performances in the Drama Room. Students will learn basic acting skills including projection, movement, blocking, characterization, etc. Plays must be memorized, so some homework is required. Student directors might be used at times.

Physical Education & Health

Weight Training
1 semester or 2 semesters
Credit:  .50-1.0 credit               Type:  Physical Education

This course is designed to aid the student in developing strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, as well as physical fitness. The course offers the use of free weights, universal weights and dumbbells. The program is set to meet the needs of each student and includes both power lifting and muscle tone. Workouts are tailored to individuals need. Weight Training is designed to teach the student the proper way to train with weights to achieve a healthier, stronger body both physically and spiritually in order to make changes and establish good habits that will last a lifetime. Can be repeated for up to 4 credits.

Team Sports
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit       Type:  Physical Education

This is a physical education class with a focus on developing motor skills, fitness, and team skill building. Students will learn the rules and strategies of various games (i.e. basketball, football, soccer, etc.) and promote positive team building characteristics throughout.

Health
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Health
Required (recommended to take in grades 9 or 10)

Health is designed to give the students an understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of the human body, its workings, health, and care. It will help the student realize: “I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well." (Ps. 139:14) Topics include understanding one's body, fitness, nutrition, personal hygiene, personal feelings, dangerous habits, diseases, family safety, and first aid. 

Other Electives 

Cadet Teaching 1
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                      Type:  Elective  (LBCC College Now Option = 3 College Credits, equivalent to ED 101A)
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing

A year-long hands-on class that enables the student to participate in many aspects of teaching such as: preparing student activities, creating bulletin boards, designing a classroom, creating and teaching a lesson, learning about the development of children, working one-on-one or with groups of students, and teacher preparations.  You may choose to work with any grade from Preschool to High School and will spend 4 days per week in the cooperating classroom and 1 day a week learning how to teach. In lieu of tests, a final portfolio of your experiences will be created. This class would be very helpful to any student who is considering a career in education or working with children.  It is a great opportunity to see if this career choice is meant for you.

Cadet Teaching 2
2 semesters
Credit :     1.0 credit                   Type:  Elective  (LBCC College Now Option = 3 College Credits, equivalent to ED 102A)
Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing, successful completion of Cadet Teaching 1, and permission of the cooperating teacher.

A similar, sequel class to CT1. Students will go into more depth in the teaching strategies touched on in CT1 emphasizing learning styles, teaching techniques, and tools.  You will create your own teaching philosophy and personal goals for the year, which may include additional teaching presentations or developing personalized teaching strategies. A public school job shadow experience is included in the 4th quarter. In lieu of tests, a final portfolio of your experiences will be created.  3 additional College Now Credits may also be earned for this second level.  Both CT1 and CT2 College Now Credits are needed for application to a future education program.

Foods and Nutrition
2 semesters
Credit:  1.0 credit                       Type:  Culinary Arts Elective

This is a Home Economic lab class for the student who wants to broaden his/her knowledge and skill in food preparation. The emphasis is on seasonal food. Local purchasing, nutritional needs, history, and customs associated with food are all explored. The class includes kitchen operation and small group activities. The student must be willing to work on teams and share responsibilities. Covered topics include eggs, yeast breads and pastries (cookies, muffins, cakes quick breads); vegetables and fruits; pastas and grains. In addition to the American “melting pot of cooking”, we will explore the Italian, Mexican, French, and Chinese cuisines.

Introduction to Psychology
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type: Elective

Few subjects are as fascinating and practical as the study of human behavior.  As an introduction to the field of psychology, this course includes consideration of psychological principles and theories, terminology, methods of experimentation, personal applications, and possible careers.  A Biblical perspective informs each element of the course and assists students in comparing and contrasting psychological theory and practice with Biblical norms for human behavior and relationships.  No prerequisites.  The class is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Leadership (Student Council/Class Council)
2 semesters
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Elective
Prerequisite:  Must be a current student council or class council officer

This class is designed to assist the high School Student Council to fulfill all of their duties. Instruction is given in leadership principles.  Attendance is required of Student Council Reps elected to each grade’s class council and all Student Council Officers.  Credit will be issued at the end of the year and will be dependent on the student's fulfillment of the duties of his/her elected position.

Photography
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Fine Arts

Students will learn the elements of the camera, will read their camera manuals and learn how to use their own cameras, and be instructed on how to take photographs which effectively communicate the intended message. Students will do the following: learn to organize and store their photographic work in a digital format; learn to evaluate their work; gain essential skills in taking creative photographs and learn to manipulate, display and print them using PowerPoint and Photoshop. They will be given specific photo assignments both on and off campus to practice things they are learning. Students must supply their own camera and a jump drive for storing photos and class projects.

Resource Class
1 semester or 2 semesters
Credit: .5-1 credit                      Type:  Elective

This class is an opportunity for providing additional academic support to students who may find schooling at SCHS particularly challenging.  This resource classwill provide students some additional study time during the week, help with study skills and planning, provide subject-specific help and connections to other teachers, and provide a little bit more individual accountability as we strive to encourage each student to have a successful academic year. Previous year’s teachers will make recommendations of students who they think would benefit from this class.

Speech (Not available every year)
1 semester
Credit:  .5 credit                         Type:  Elective

Students will write and deliver to the group speeches of various types, including persuasive, humorous, biographical, historical, informative, instructional, academic, political, and inspirational.  Members of this class will evaluate speeches using a standard form which will be given to the speaker upon completion.  Skills developed will include appropriate posture, projection, gestures, use of notes, diction, and enunciation.  Through repeated practice within the group, students will overcome fear and gain skill in speaking before an audience.

Teacher Aide
1 semester or 2 semesters
Credit:  .25 credits for a semester, .5 credits for 2 semesters                 Type:  Elective
Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing and cumulative GPA of 3.5 and permission of instructor.

Teachers select willing, available students to assist with the routine matters of classroom administration.  Students interested in being a teacher aide should contact the teacher with whom he or she would like to work.

JH/HS Office Aide
1 semester or 2 semesters
Credit:   .25 credits for a semester, .5 credits for 2 semesters                Type:  Elective
Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing and cumulative GPA of 3.5, recommendation of principal, and permission of instructor.

General tasks will include: delivering messages and packages, delivering daily announcements, running errands, helping people at the counter, keeping the office neat and clean, taking out and picking up the mail, picking up attendance, stocking the supply room with paper and supplies as needed, helping with recycling, getting lunches from the cafeteria for the office staff, and other duties as assigned.  Be ready to serve and have a servant's heart.  Your grade in this class is closely tied to your citizenship (responsibility, maturity, manners, servant's heart, respect for authority).

Business Office Aide
1 semester or 2 semesters
Credit:  .25 credits for a semester, .5 credits for 2 semesters                 Type:  Elective
Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing and cumulative GPA of 3.5 and permission of instructor.

The business office aide will assist the business office with filing, assisting with cash receipt deposits and copying of checks.  In addition, the aide may assist in the spring asset inventory.  The student will experience the daily routine of business office task and will be graded upon attitude and accuracy of work performed.

Elementary Aide
1 semester or 2 semesters
Credit:  .25 credits for a semester, .5 credits for 2 semesters                 Type:  Elective
Prerequisite:  Junior or Senior standing and cumulative GPA of 3.5 and permission of instructor.

The elementary teacher aide will assist elementary teachers in their classrooms, working with the students, projects, etc.

Woodworking
1 semester or 2 semesters.  If 1 semester, it must be fall semester or have special permission of instructor.
Credit:  .5-1.0 credit                  Type:  Industrial Arts

This course requires no previous experience and covers the use of many types of woodworking tools and machines with hands-on instruction. The student gains important knowledge and confidence needed to handle hand tools and machine tools safely. Also included is detailed instruction in the formation of a set of working plans to take a project from a beginning idea to a finished project.

Advanced Woodworking
2 semesters.  If 1 semester, must have special permission of instructor
Credit:   1 credit                         Type: Industrial Arts
Prerequisite: Students must have previously passed one semester of high school woodworking to enroll in this class

This course is intended for students who have an interest in more advanced techniques of making furniture and cabinetry as well as more artistic forms of woodworking.  It is for students that would like to create a project that cannot be accomplished in one semester.  There are no specific required projects.  Students must select their own projects and apply knowledge and experience from previous woodworking classes to include student’s own design, working drawing, bill of materials, and plan of procedure.  Advanced joinery and construction methods will be used.  All students will be required to pass safety tests for all shop machinery, regardless of previous experience.

Examples of projects include but are not limited to: tables, chairs, cedar chests, dressers, carvings, wood lathe turnings, outdoor furniture, etc.

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