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Planning Guide

ALOHA HIGH SCHOOL
2019 - 2020

Supported by a culturally rich and academically rigorous community, Aloha High School graduates students college and career ready.

Administration Welcome


January 2019

To All Aloha Warriors Families,

Let me take a minute to thank our wonderful class of 2019 for their leadership, hard work and generosity. They  demonstrated the very best of the Aloha Warrior spirit. In addition, we are all very grateful to have our classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 returning to us for what we know will be another outstanding year. Just as exciting, we want to welcome the class of 2023 as you join our amazing student body. Our students have a long history of valuing an inclusive and kind-spirited community and a commitment to excellence in the classroom, athletic arena and artistic endeavors.

Here at Aloha, we are committed to preparing our students for the intellectual, personal and social skills needed to be College and Career Ready. Our professionals are dedicated to providing the opportunity, encouragement, support and expectation of success in high school, success after high school and inspiring lifelong learners.

In this planning guide, you will find that Aloha offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum. We offer a strong set of classes designed to build core academic skills including 23 Advanced Placement courses, 21 dual credit courses and a growing Career and Technical Education (CTE) program featuring courses in Computer Science, Drafting, Auto Tech,  onstruction, Business & Marketing, Video Production and Early Childhood Education.

Our elective program also includes a rich and interesting set of selections including World Languages, Band, Choir, Theatre, Leadership, Personal Finance and various electives in core academic departments.

Please study the guide carefully and use it to make informed decisions as you choose your classes for next year and the rest of your high school career. It is critical that students make good decisions when they select courses for next year as we build the master schedule and staff our school based on the choices you make.

If you have questions about a course, please talk with a teacher or counselor and get your questions answered before you make your final decision. You may call 503-356-2763 to make an appointment to meet with a counselor.

Go Warriors!

Matt Casteel, Principal

Administration

Principal: Matt Casteel

Assistant Principal: Dennis Joule
A - Gi

Assistant Principal: Greg Therrien
Gl - N

Assistant Principal: LaKisha Clark
O - Z

Counseling


The Counseling Department at Aloha works with students, parents and teachers to give academic, career, and personal guidance. Students are encouraged to meet with their counselors to discuss graduation, college and career goals and to schedule appropriate classes. Parents are also welcome to call counselors if they have questions. Please visit the counseling website at www.beaverton.k12. or.us/aloha/a_counseling.html. Counselors are available to see students by appointment before school, during both lunches, and after school.

Counselors and Caseload

Kacey Farrens
9th Grade, 10th Grade Green Team

Estela Guadarrama
10th Grade Blue Team, 11th Grade (K-Z)

Ruthie Branch
10th Grade Gold Team, 11th/12th Grade (A-J)

Susan Phillips
12th Grade (K-Z)
 

Serafina Warner
English Language Learners

Mandy Corrigan
Outreach and Credit Recovery

Melissa Bondra
College and Career, 11th Grade AVID Elective

Jennifer Townsley
12th Grade AVID Elective
 

Semester Schedule


Aloha High School divides the academic year into two semesters of approximately 18 weeks each. Each of the two semesters is further divided in thirds for progress report purposes. Only semester grades are considered transcript grades and will become a part of the permanent student record. A semester class is worth .5 credit.

Attendance


Students who have been absent from school are asked to have parents call in to the 24-hour attendance phone line (503)356-2762 to report and/or reconcile their student’s absence. If parents write notes, students are to deliver the notes to the attendance office. Student absences will automatically be recorded as unexcused unless reconciled within 48 hours of the absence. Excessive absences in any class, even excused absences, may indicate that a student cannot fulfill minimal course requirements. The most common cause of student failure is poor attendance.

Athletic / Activity Eligibility


All students at Aloha High School who wish to be involved with athletics or activities need to be enrolled in and passing at least five classes. Students must maintain a passing grade in five classes in order to be eligible for participation in extracurricular, co-curricular, and interscholastic athletics. Eligibility requirements will be checked at regular intervals throughout the school year. Except for freshmen, eligibility at the beginning of the school year will be based on a student’s accumulation of credits. Sophomores are required to have earned 4.5 credits, juniors need 10 credits, and seniors need at least 17 credits. After the start of the year, continued eligibility for all students will be based on the academic criteria outlined above. For more information, please contact Athletic Director, Tom Bendt, at 503-356-2774, or visit the AHS athletics website at www. beaverton.k12.or.us/aloha/at_info.html.

The NCAA Clearinghouse Eligibility center can be accessed by going to www.eligibiltycenter.org. Student-athletes must register with the Clearinghouse during their junior year to be eligible to be recruited for NCAA Division I and Division II schools. Waivers are available if families cannot afford the fee. See your counselor if you need more information.

BSD Diploma Requirements


Graduation Requirements

English Language Arts - 4 Credits
Mathematics (Algebra 1 level or above) - 3 Credits
Science - 3 Credits
Social Studies - 3 Credits
Physical Education I / Physical Education II - .5/.5 Credits
Health - 1 Credit
Second Language, The Arts, Career & Technical Education - 3 Credits
Electives - 5.5 Credits
Career Development - .5 Credits

Total - 24 Credits

 

Essential Skills

READ & COMPREHEND A VARIETY OF TEXT

Determined by: 

  • Smarter Balanced
  • OAKS
  • PLAN or ACT
  • Work Samples
  • Local Assessment Option
  • Compass
  • WorkKeys

WRITE CLEARLY & ACCURATELY

Determined by: 

  • Smarter Balanced
  • OAKS
  • PLAN or ACT
  • Work Samples
  • Local Assessment Option

APPLY MATHEMATICS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS

Determined by: 

  • Smarter Balanced
  • OAKS
  • PLAN or ACT
  • Work Samples
  • Local Assessment Option
  • Compass
  • WorkKeys

Personalized Learning

EDUCATIONAL PLAN & PROFILE
 

Develop an educational plan and build an educational profile to guide learning toward student’s personal, career and post-high school goals.

CAREER-RELATED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
 

Participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and/or school relevant to student’s education plan.

EXTENDED APPLICATION
 

Apply and extend knowledge and skills in new and complex situations related to the student’s personal and career interests and post-high school goals.

Class Fees


Various courses throughout the curriculum have small fees associated with the class. There are fee waivers available for students who qualify. Please see the bookkeeper in the main office for more information.

Extended Application (EA)


Students must satisfactorily complete an Extended Application (EA) as a graduation requirement from Aloha High School. Drawing on Student Education Plan and Profile (StEPP) learnings from 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, students will complete an Extended Application project inclusive of their interests, Career Pathway and plan for the future. Starting in the junior year, students may forecast into a course that offers the Extended Application as part of the curriculum. Seniors must include one of these courses in their course selection for next year:

Accounting II
Acting 3
Advanced Vocal Ensemble
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Language & Composition
AP Psychology
AP Studio Art: 2D
AP Studio Art: 3D
AP Studio Art: Draw
Architectural Design I & II
Auto Mechanics & Tech I & II
Cadet Teaching
Ceramics 2
Child Development II & III
Concert Choir
Construction

Creative Writing Workshop
Drafting 2
Extended Application Seminar*
Filmmaking 2
German III & IV
Graphic Design 3
Health Careers**
Journalism
Marketing II & III
Painting 2
Photography 2
Student Government
Theatre Design 3
Wind Ensemble
Woodworking 2
Yearbook

*Semester elective class where students create a portfolio of research and evidence for the EA
**Off-site elective class taught at Beaverton High School

College Dual Credit


Several Aloha High School courses award college credit through Portland Community College or Oregon Institute of Technology. Students who take any of these courses are eligible for college credit. PCC / OIT credits awarded through this dual credit program are transferable to Oregon University System (OUS) colleges and universities as well as other in-state and out of state schools. Details will be given by each course instructor. Courses offering dual credit include:

Grades
AHS Course > College Course
Credit (School) Cost

Architectural Design & Drafting

10, 11, 12
Architectural Design I  >  ARCH 101
3 (PCC) FREE

11, 12
Architecture Design II  >  ARCH 111; ARCH 127
6 (PCC) FREE

Automotive Service Technology

11, 12
Automotive Technology I  >  AM 100; AM 111
8 (PCC) FREE

12
Automotive Technology II  >  AM 161
4 (PCC) FREE

Accounting

9, 10, 11, 12
Accounting 1  >  CAS 170
3 (PCC) FREE

9, 10, 11, 12
Accounting 2  >  BA 111
3 (PCC) FREE

Computer Aided Design & Drafting

9, 10, 11, 12
Drafting I - AutoCAD  >  CADD 126, CADD 160
2 (PCC) FREE

9, 10, 11, 12
Drafting II - Advanced AutoCAD  >  CADD 165
4 (PCC) FREE

Computer Information Systems

9, 10, 11, 12
Information Technology I  >  CIS 145
3 (PCC) FREE

9, 10, 11, 12
C++ Programming  >  CIS 122
3 (PCC) FREE

Mathematics

9, 10, 11, 12
Pre-Calculus  >  MTH111, MTH 112
10 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
AP Statistics  >  MTH 243, MTH 244
9 (PCC) FREE

Sciences

11, 12
Biology  >  BI 101, BI 102
8 (BMCC) $30 Fee*

10, 11, 12
AP Biology  >  BI 101, BI 102
9 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
Human Anatomy & Physiology  >  BI 103, BI 200
6 (OIT) $30 Fee*

9, 10, 11, 12
Physical Geology  >  G 201
4 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
Environmental Science  >  ESR 171
4 (PCC) FREE

Theater

9, 10, 11, 12
Theater Design 2 & 3  >  TA 111
4 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
Acting 3  >  TA 141
4 (PCC) FREE

World Language

9, 10, 11, 12
German 2  > . GER 102, GER 101
4 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
German 3  >  GER 103
4 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
AP German  >  GER 201
4 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
AP Spanish  >  SPA 201
4 (PCC) FREE

9, 10, 11, 12
Spanish IV/V  >  SPA 101
4 (PCC) FREE

10, 11, 12
Spanish Literacy III  >  SPA 103
4 (PCC) FREE

* Free for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Others pay the fee once per year.

Dual Language Program


Aloha High School’s Dual-Language program is designed to honor and develop multilingual, multiliterate and multicultural students through rigorous, culturally inclusive education. Building upon the notion that bilingualism is a positive asset, students develop a high level of academic biliteracy in both English and Spanish while earning credits towards graduation. All Dual Language courses have the same learning targets and credits as their respective English courses, but these courses are taught almost entirely in Spanish. This program is designed as the continuation of Aloha Huber Park’s Two-Way Immersion program, but also serve newcomers and students wishing to advance their native Spanish language. The Dual Language program culminates in Advanced Placement Spanish and an Oregon Seal of Biliteracy awarded on a student’s diploma.

Dual Language courses 2019-2020

  • Chemistry
  • Human Geography
  • Physics
  • Spanish Literature & Composition I
  • Spanish Literature & Composition II
  • Spanish Literature & Composition III
  • ​​​​​​​U.S. History

See individual department sections for course descriptions.

Weighted Grading Policy


The Beaverton School District uses a weighted grading system. All AP Courses yield weighted grades. Weighted courses are in bold type on the transcript. Grades of A, B, and C are weighted for class rank calculation by adding a grade point (A=5, B=4, C=3). Student transcripts display both standard and weighted grade point averages.

NCAA Eligibility


Student athletes wishing to participate in collegiate athletics must meet eligibility requirements of the NCAA in order to play. A minimum of 16 core credits with a ‘C’ or higher must be attained. In this guide, courses that meet NCAA standards are noted as “NCAA Approved.” For more information, please meet with your counselor or visit www.eligibilitycenter.org

Advanced Placement Program


Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you’ll notice the difference—in the teacher’s approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you’ll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively. We want every student to experience AP courses and encourage you to request at least one. With 23 AP courses to choose from at Aloha High School, you’ll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you’ll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.

Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. Aloha High School is the only school in the Beaverton School District that offers the curriculum that allows students to graduate with an AP International Diploma! The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines. Universities worldwide utilize the APID in admissions. Students may research AP / International Recognition for universities outside the U.S. that acknowledge AP achievement.

Prepare to Succeed in College

AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you’ll need to be successful in college. You’ll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement

Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement, or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you’ll have the ability to move into upper level courses, pursue a double major or study abroad. An AP college credit chart is available by visiting the AHS website.

AP and the Cost of College

Research shows that your AP experience can benefit you in several important ways when you reach college:

  • AP students are more likely to graduate from college in four years - students who take longer to graduate at public colleges and universities can spend up to $19,000 for each additional year.
  • AP helps students qualify for scholarships - 31 percent of colleges and universities look at AP experience when determining scholarships.

Earning College Credit with Advanced Placement Courses

Grade Level(s)  •  Course  •  Minimum Score Required  •  Maximum College Credits Awarded

Arts

11, 12  •  AP Studio Art Drawing  •  4  •  4
11, 12  •  AP Studio Art 2-D  •  4  •  4
11, 12  •  AP Studio Art 3-D  •  4  •  4

English

11, 12  •  AP English Language & Composition  •  3  •  4
12  •  AP English Literature & Composition  •  3  •  4

History & Social Science

10  •  AP Comparative Government & Politics  •  4  •  4
10  •  AP European History  •  3  •  8
9  •  AP Human Geography  •  3  •  4
12  •  AP Macroeconomics  •  3  •  4
12  •  AP Microeconomics  •  3  •  4
11, 12  •  AP Psychology  •  3  •  4
12  •  AP US Government & Politics  •  4  •  4
11  • AP US History  •  3  •  8

Math & Computer Science

10, 11, 12  •  AP Calculus AB  • 3  •  4
11, 12  •  AP Calculus BC  •  3  •  8
10, 11, 12  •  AP Computer Science Principles  •  TBA  •  TBA
10, 11, 12  •:  AP Statistics  •  4  •  4

Sciences

10, 11, 12  • AP Biology  •  4  •  12
11, 12  •  AP Chemistry  •  4  •  15
10, 11, 12  •  AP Environmental Science  •  3  •  4
10, 11, 12  •  AP Physics I: Algebra-Based  •  4  •  8

World Languages & Culture

10, 11, 12  •  AP German Language & Culture  •  3  • 12
10, 11, 12  •  AP Spanish Language & Culture  •   3  •  12

Sample Four-Year Plan for Students Pursuing the Advanced Placement International Diploma

Students who want to graduate from Aloha High School with the distinction of having an Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) must begin planning their course sequences in the eighth grade.

Freshman
  • Algebra / Geometry / Statistics II  •  1.0
  • AP Human Geography  •  1.0
  • Advanced World Literature  •  1.0
  • Physics 1.0 or STEM Chemistry  •  1.0
  • World Language I or II  •  1.0
  • PE/Health  or Other  •  1.0
Sophomore
  • Acc. Algebra / Geometry / Statistics 3 or Pre-Calculus or AP Computer Science Principles  •  1.0
  • AP European History or AP Govt. & Politics: Comparative  •  1.0
  • Advanced American Lit & Comp  •  1.0
  • STEM Chemistry or AP Biology and AP Environmental Science  •  1.0
  • World Language II or III  •  1.0
  • PE/Health  or Other  •  1.0
Junior
  • AP Calculus or Pre-Calculus or AP Statistics or AP Computer Science Principles  •  1.0
  • AP US History  •  1.0
  • AP English Language  •  1.0
  • AP Chemistry or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics  •  1.0
  • World Language III or IV or V  •  1.0
  • AP Studio Art or AP Music Theory or any advanced work in any of the following areas: Business, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Social Science  •  1.0
Senior
  • AP Calculus or AP Statistics or AP Computer Science Principles  •  1.0
  • AP Economics or AP Government  •  1.0
  • AP English Lit & Comp  •  1.0
  • AP Chemistry or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics  •  1.0
  • AP Spanish or AP German*  •  1.0

* Currently AP Spanish and AP German are the only AP world languages offered at Aloha. However, students may independently study and take the exam for any of the AP world languages.

College & Career Center


The Aloha College and Career Center is open to all students who are seeking assistance in the post high school planning process. We are available for individual consultation during first and second lunch on a daily basis, and by appointment.

Please contact Melissa Bondra at melissa_bondra@beaverton.k12.or.us or Lisa Brennan at lisa_brennan@beaverton.k12.or.us for more information.

Our services include:

  • College preparation and guidance
  • Assistance with finding the best college fit
  • The college application process
  • Instant admission days
  • Post high school options including college, trades, and military
  • Filling out the FAFSA or ORSAA
  • Career guidance
  • Career opportunities through guest speakers, career highlight events, and mini internships
  • Assistance in obtaining the career credit

Planning Nights


Beaverton School District Post High School Planning Nights

Check the website for exact dates.

  • Latino College Night

  • Senior College Night
  • 11th Grade College Night
  • 9th & 10th Grade College Night
  • FAFSA / Scholarship Night
  • Finding Affordable Colleges
  • Building Your College Profile / NCAA
  • Pre-Session Support Services for 504 / IEP’s in College
  • Finding the Best Fit / College Application Process

StEPP


Graduation Requirement: Each Student shall develop an education plan and build an education profile (OAR 581-022-1130).

Education Plan: During grades 7-12 students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning and career development through a formalized plan. Through the Career Information System (CIS), students create a plan for pursuing their personal career interests and post-high school goals connected to activities that will help them achieve their goals and successfully transition to next steps.

Education Profile: Documentation of student progress and achievement toward graduation requirements, goals, and other personal accomplishments identified in the student’s education plan. Much of this curriculum and guidance is delivered school wide and infused into the classrooms with support from the Counseling Department.

9th Grade Academy


The 9th Grade Academy at Aloha High School is designed to welcome the newest members of our school. The transition from middle school to high school can be tricky for students and families. Many of the challenges in this transition are connected to change of routine. Aloha High School is a comprehensive school that welcomes over 400 9th Graders each year. This exposure to a larger building and a new group of students requires students to navigate school with new routines. Aloha High School has implemented a 9th Grade Academy to support students in learning these new routines and coping with the new obstacles of a larger school setting. The cornerstones of this model are Learning Teams, Teacher Collaboration, and Academic Support. The first strategy is to organize our 9th Graders into 3 teams. This is the most important part of the process. This teaming allows a group of teachers to share a group of students and promotes a much more effective relationship. Teachers have the ability to meet each week and discuss the needs and success of their students. Academic support is available if the teams find a need to focus on specific students in the process of learning. All of this adds up to better relationships and awareness for our students. This also allows parents a streamlined approach to checking on their student’s academic progress. We are ready to support your students in making a healthy transition into high school. Aloha High School looks forward to working with you.


Forcasting Forms

Grade 9    Grade 10    Grade 11    Grade12


 

Course Descriptions

Applied Arts

YEARBOOK - A2061 & A2062

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application and interview
Extended Application Offered

This course does not count towards the language arts graduation requirements. This class will teach students basic photography skills and techniques, InDesign (computer graphics) and Photo Shop. Having a background in any of these areas would be ideal, but it is not necessary. Students should be self-motivated and complete assignments on time without teacher guidance. Students should also enjoy creative writing and interviewing other students. Students frst forecast for Yearbook, then they will go through the application process. Note: This course also meets outside of the school day.

TV NEWS & DOCUMENTARY – A235X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Complete Filmmaking 2 with a C or better

The world is full of stories waiting to be told…Become a documentary film maker and start telling the world’s stories! TV News and Documentary Film class will help you discover your gifts as a developing news and documentary producer. Dig down deep into a subject that interests you, and tell the world what you’ve found. Some of the skills that students will learn are as follows: subject/topic choice and research; interview techniques; compelling B-roll footage; on-camera presence --and so much more. Let the world see that you can recognize a good story, and know how to tell it.

FILMMAKING 1 – A240X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

Students will learn media production primarily through digital pictures and digital video. Students will use digital editing as a means of telling a story. The students will learn basic filming, picture taking and editing techniques as well as learn to plan, script and story board a project.

FILMMAKING 2 – A241X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/ .5 EL credit
Grade(s): 10 .11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Filmmaking 1

Students will build on the skills that they learned in Filmmaking 1, expand upon that knowledge and create great short films. The students will learn more advanced filming, picture taking and editing techniques as well as learn to plan, script and story board a project. All genres of filmmaking (comedy, drama, experimental, documentary, and music video) will be discussed and reviewed. Students will also learn how to upload videos to the web.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1 - A351X
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2 - A352X
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 - A353X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Extended Application Offered for Child Development 2 & 3

Do you love working with children? Have you thought about a career in the education field? If you answered yes to these questions, Child Development is for you. Topics covered include childhood growth and development, positive behavior guidance, parenting, employment skills and much more. This course is unique in that students will get hands-on teaching experience with children in our onsite Little Warriors Preschool program. Advanced curricula are available for students who wish to take the class a second or third time (e.g. Child Development 2, 3).

FILM SEMINAR – A242X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Complete Filmmaking 2 with a C or better

Do you have movies in your head that are banging to get out? Do you dream of having your stories seen by millions (well, maybe thousands) of people? Film Seminar will help you unleash your [inner] Hollywood Producer. We will watch movies, talk about them, and then make some our own. Learn how to organize your ideas and  tories into workable film scripts. Directing, scripting, acting, cinematography, audio and other industry skills will be explored, and then applied to the movies you produce. Imagine yourself saying this: “Quiet on the set! Cameras ready? Sound Ready? Action!”

DRAFTING 1 – A531X

Computer Aided Drafting/Design/AutoCAD
Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

This course teaches basic drafting and design skills using the computer. AutoCAD is the tool used to create mechanical drawings, technical illustrations and various beginning engineering drawings. Students work individually, at their own pace, on a variety of basic drafting drawings, as well as several design projects and 3-D drawings. AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Inventor and other programs will be used. Students interested in careers in engineering design, drafting, or students just interested in learning a fun, powerful drawing program should take this class. Students will have access to the Aloha “Fab Lab.” This lab gives students handson access to milling machines, lathes, CNC vinyl cutters, the 3-D printer, CNC router and other model making/fabrication tools.

WEB DESIGN 1 - A431X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

A semester long, introductory web page design course. Introduces basic concepts of creating simple web pages with HTML. Develops knowledge of working with HTML tags using text editor, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) using a FTP application. Upon completion of the course students will be able to use knowledge of HTML code and aHTML editor to create a simple personal and/ or business website following current professional and/or industry standards. Use a stand-alone FTP program to upload files to a web server. Use critical thinking skills to create simple, original web pages. No prerequisites required.

WEB DESIGN 2 - A432X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Web Design 1 or instructor approval

A semester long, intermediate web page design course. Reinforces industry-standard practices for creating professional websites. Focuses on user acceptance testing, usability testing, social media integration, accessibility, form processing using a data base, JavaScript/jQuery interactivity and mobile-first design, Includes troubleshooting of existing websites and working in production/development environments.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1 – A451X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

A semester long, introductory, programming course. Students will be exposed to software design principles and practices, programming concepts, structured problem solving and critical thinking, through the use of LEGO EV3 robot and Mindstorm “drag and drop” programming environment.

C++ PROGRAMMING – A454X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Comp. Programming 1, or instructor approval.
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

A semester long, intermediate, structured programming course. Students will be exposed to software design as part of the software development life cycle. Includes problem solving, basic logic constructs, testing programs, and modular programming, through 2D game design. Provides examples of well-designed software projects.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I – A470X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

A semester long, introductory, hardware course. Students will learn to identify, remove, and install standard components of a PC style microcomputer, including motherboards, CPUs, RAM, hard drives, removable media drives, and power supplies. Additional topics include BIOS, CMOS, the boot process, video displays, printers, and home and business networking.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY II – A472X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Info Tech 1
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Students will learn the Microsoft Operating System (OS), Windows installation and feature set, Mac and Linux OS fundamentals, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Network Services, Mobile OS, mobile connectivity, and synchronization, software security, software trouble shooting, and data center operational policies. At the end of this course, students will be able to test for Industry Certification (CompTIA A+ 902). Dual Credit is not available.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES*–A4811 & A4812

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12 (9 by instructor approval only)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Computer Programming I and C++ programming OR Instructor approval.
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available

A year long, intermediate programming course. 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. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

DRAFTING 2 – A532X

Adv. Comp Aided Drafting/AutoCAD/3-D Model
Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Extended Application Offered / Senior Project Offered
4 Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Advanced Computer Aided Drafting builds on the material learned in Computer Aided Drafting, with future engineers in mind. Students work on various drawings including mechanical, civil and architectural engineering projects as well as interior design. 3-D modeling and 3-D design will be stressed. Students will have an opportunity to make use of the new “MakerSpace.” Access to 3-D printers, Laser cutting tools, Vinyl cutters and other state-of-the-art machines. Upon completion of the course, a student will have a professional portfolio of top quality working drawings that demonstrate to a college or potential employer the student’s expertise in AutoCAD, 3-D design and other programs. Students use the latest version of AutoCAD, Inventor, Fusion 360, Google Sketch-Up and others.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I – RESIDENTIAL A5411 & A5412

CADD Architecture
Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Drafting 1 or instructor approval. Seniors may take the class as requested.
Extended Application Offered
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

This course is for Design/AutoCAD students who desire to increase their skills in residential architectural drawing. Students design their dream houses and complete a set of working plans. Floor plans, elevations, landscape, interior design and others will be included. Energy efficiency, cost, building codes, site surveying and green building practices will be part of the home. Students will utilize the latest version of AutoCAD & REVIT as well as several state-of-the-art 3-D modeling programs. Students will have the opportunity to use the Aloha “MakerSpace” This lab gives fabrication tools students hands-on access to 3-D printers, computer controlled (CNC) vinyl cutters and CNC laser cutters. This class prepares students for college and/or a career in many fields that stress design and drafting. Students interested
in engineering, architecture, design and many other fields will benefit from this course. Students who complete both semesters will leave with a complete portfolio/resume ready to offer to prospective employers or colleges.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II – COMMERCIAL A5421 & A5422

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Drafting 1 or Arch 1 or instructor approval.
Extended Application Offered
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

This course is for advanced engineering/design/AutoCAD students who desire to increase their skills in commercial architectural drawing. Students will design a complete commercial building including a complete set of working blueprints. Students will use the latest version of AutoCAD, REVIT, SKETCH-UP as well as several state-of-the-art 3-D modeling programs. Students will have the opportunity to use the Aloha “MakerSpace.” This lab gives fabrication tools students hands-on access to 3-D printers, computer controlled (CNC) vinyl cutters and CNC laser cutters and will create a 3-D model of their dream home. This class prepares students for college and/or a career in many fields that stress design and drafting. Students will leave with a complete professional portfolio.

WOODWORKING 1 – A551X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Supply Fee: $20

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles and practices of woodworking. Students will gain knowledge and skills in woodworking through a variety of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects. Course content will focus on wood shop safety practices, the proper use of hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery, accurate measurement, basic math, and industry vocabulary. Other topics covered include exploring various careers in the woodworking industry, project planning and design techniques, interpreting technical drawings, communication skills, productivity and manufacturing. Students will also be introduced to digital design and fabrication processes and have the opportunity to use the CNC router and laser cutter.

WOODWORKING 2 – A552X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Woodworking 1
Supply Fee: $20
Extended Application Offered

This intermediate level course is designed to build upon the fundamental skills developed in Woodworking 1. Course content will focus on the design process and production of individual wood working projects. Shop safety practices and procedures will be reviewed. Students will develop advanced skills and techniques in the use of hand tools, power tools woodworking machinery, and fabrication equipment such as CNC machines. Assessment of student projects will be based on precision in planning, measurement, layout, and the craftsmanship of finished projects.

WOODWORKING 3 – A553X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Woodworking 2
Supply Fee: $20
Extended Application Offered

This course is designed to build upon the fundamental skills developed in Woodworking 1 and 2. Course content will focus on the design process and production of individual wood working projects. Shop safety practices and procedures will be reviewed. Students will develop advanced skills and techniques in the use of hand tools, power tools and machinery that will be applied to designing and building cabinetry and small furniture. Assessment of student projects will be based on precision in planning, measurement, layout, and the craftsmanship of finished projects.

AUTO TECH I – A5811 & A5812

Length/Credit(s): 1 Year/3.0 Elective credits
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application and pre-test
Supply Fee: $20 plus cost of uniform approx. $50
Extended Application Offered
12 Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Automotive Technology is designed for students who intend to pursue training after high school in Automotive Technology or related fields. The program is based on National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) industry standards. The curriculum is the maintenance and light repair in brakes, electrical, steering and suspension, engine performance, engines, heating a/c, and powertrains. Students are invited to participate in SkillsUSA contest in hands-on leadership areas. Contests give students the opportunity to win scholarships and tools. The auto tech program models the demands of the industry with 50% hands-on experience and 50% academic content. Students can participate in site visits and industry activities including job shadows and summer internships. Classes will be held at the Aloha High School Auto Lab. The required application is available in the counseling office at your school and at:
https://lottery.beaverton.k12.or.us/applications/public-application

AUTO TECH II – A5821 & A5822

Length/Credit(s): 1 Year/3.0 Elective credits
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): C (or higher) in Auto Tech I and reapply but no test required
Fee: $20 plus cost of uniform approx. $50
Extended Application Offered
8 Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Students receive advanced theory and hands-on experience in the following NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair curriculum in brakes, electrical, steering and suspension, engine performance, engines, heating a/c, and powertrains. Students develop leadership skills as well as mechanical skills needed in the automotive industry. Students complete task-based activities demonstrating competency in common diagnostic formats. Course activities include visits to industry sites and college programs, job shadows and summer internships. These activities allow students to become familiar with industry standards that will prepare them for post-secondary training and gainful employment. Students have the opportunity to compete in SkillsUSA contest. Classes will be held at the Aloha High School Auto Lab. The required application is available in the counseling office at your school and at: https://lottery.beaverton.k12.or.us/
applications/public-application

CONSTRUCTION – A590X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Woodworking 1
Supply Fee: $20

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Woodworking 1 and are interested in the building and construction trades. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of careers in the field of residential construction. Students will gain basic knowledge and construction skills through a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on projects. Course content will focus on shop and job site safety practices, the proper use of hand tools, power tools and machinery, accurate measurement, construction math, and industry vocabulary. Other topics covered include types of building materials, project planning, cost estimation, interpreting blueprints, communication skills and productivity.

CONSTRUCTION 2– A591X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Woodworking 1, Construction
Supply Fee: $20

This course is a continuation of Construction 1 and will focus on additional exploration of a variety of careers in the construction field through hands on projects. Students will develop additional skills that will help prepare them for employment in the construction industry. There will be opportunities to participate in large group projects that will focus on the practical application of these construction skills. 

Marketing & Accounting

MARKETING I – B601X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

In this introductory course, students with an interest in business and marketing will learn fundamental skills as they relate to business ethics, consumer behavior, promostion, product distribution, branding, packaging, advertising and more. This class is designed as a foundational stepping-stone to prepare students for the entrepreneurial-based Marketing II class.

MARKETING II – B6021 & B6022

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Marketing I, Intro to Business, Fashion Retail Marketing, or Digital Marketing
Extended Application Offered

This course is designed to meet the interests and needs of those students who have successfully completed Marketing I or Sports/ Event Marketing and wish to further their career interest and goals in this area. This is a project-based class, which includes work with other students, administrators, the local community, and local businesses. Students will operate and market their own business ventures.

MARKETING III – B6031 & B6032

Length / Credits: 2 semesters /1.0 AA credit
Grades: 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Marketing II
Extended Application Offered

Marketing III is an opportunity for students to further their interests in Business and Marketing by moving into the student management program. This entrepreneurial-based program is student operated and student managed. Students will become managers of the various Marketing II groups and will not only help guide the Marketing II students, but will be integral in the short-term and long-term decision making for their business. In this class the students will be introduced to various management
styles and will be vital in creating program-wide policies to continuously help improve this unique program.

ACCOUNTING I – B7011 & B7012

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Accounting is the “language of business” and will be required of anyone pursuing business in college or as a career choice. In this introductory, double-entry accounting course, students will learn to create financial records for a service or retail business. Principles covered include the accounting cycle, debit & credit theory, financial statements, use of various journals and ledgers and more. Students will also gain experience into the world of finance, as the class begins with a real-world Stock Market
Simulation complete with rewards for the top performers. A large portion of this class will include learning and practicing essential Microsoft Excel skills and will be completed on a Microsoft Windows personal computer.

ACCOUNTING II – B7021 & B7022

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Accounting I
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Students will continue the investigation into the field of accounting and will formulate and interpret financial information for use in management decision-making. This course involves understanding and analyzing business transactions, and preparing, analyzing and interpreting financial reports for decision making. It is an essential class for those who wish to be successful in college-level accounting classes, as well as those seeking a career in business. This class will rely heavily on the use of Microsoft Excel skills and will be completed on a Microsoft Windows personal computer.

STUDENT STORE WORK EXPERIENCE – B805X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Marketing I

Students will participate in campus business employment to gain knowledge and skills that help them become proficient in one or more of the marketing functional areas. The school store is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. The practicum course is unpaid field experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in marketing education.

English Language Arts

LIT & COMP 9 – L6051 & L6052

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

Through a wide variety of literature in short stories, poems, plays, and novel-length non-fction, students will be introduced to the concepts and terminology that will be used during their high school studies in English. Writing will concentrate on narrative, expository, persuasive, and literary analysis. The basic principles of public speaking will be presented as students prepare and give speeches.

ADVANCED WORLD LIT & COMP - L6551 & L6552

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisite(s): Instructor recommendation
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

Advanced World Lit & Comp is designed to be a fast-paced, rigorous course of study focusing on building and honing skills in reading, writing, and oral expression. In this advanced setting, the volume of reading will be higher and students will be expected to go further in depth with their analysis. Students are expected to value hard work and the accompanying growth and development it yields, while working through the hurdles intentially placed in front of them. This course will cover a wide variety of short stories, poetry, drama, nonfction, and novels. Authors may include Achebe, Heruda, Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Wiesel, as well as some modern authors. Reading material may include mature subjects and themes and students are expected to approach these subjects with a sophisticated and worldly attitude.

LIT & COMP 10 – L6101 & L6102

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 10
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

This course will concentrate on developing students’ understanding and appreciation of all major literary elements (e.g. plot, theme, characterization, symbolism) within the framework of plays, poetry, novels, and non-fction texts. Students will participate in oral discussions that analyze and evaluate an author’s work. In addition, the course emphasizes the development of expository and persuasive writing skills. Importance is placed on using the elements of the writing process, i.e., pre-writing, writing and revising. Students will continue to develop their speaking skills as they prepare and deliver several formal speeches.

ADVANCED AMERICAN LIT & COMP - L6211 & L6212

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Instructor recommendation
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

This Pre-AP course is designed to support students who wish to pursue college-level studies while in high school. Students will write and present interpretations of literature. Students will learn to analyze and critically evaluate works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama through close reading. Since the class is designed for college-bound students, the writing assignments will emphasize analysis, expository, and argument skills. Students will also submit a critical/research paper from an
approved list of topics. Reading material may include mature subjects and themes.

LIT & COMP 11 – L6151 & L6152

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 11
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

This course for 11th graders builds on the reading, writing, and speaking skills introduced in previous years. Students will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. Writing instruction will emphasize persuasive/argument essays and research papers. Students will also prepare for the state writing test, which juniors typically take in the spring. Students must pass this test in order to graduate with a standard high school diploma in Oregon.

AP ENGLISH – LANGUAGE & COMP* - L8101 & L8102

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved
Extended Application Offered

The AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The
course covers predominately non-fiction texts. Reading material may include mature subjects and themes. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

LIT & COMP 12 – L6171 & L6172

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

Students will further develop their skills in literature analysis and expository writing. In preparation for the expectations of college and career environments, emphasis is placed on the development of independent analysis, writing and revision, presentation, and discussion moderation.

AP ENGLISH – LITERATURE & COMP* - L8201 & L8202

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 LA credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

The AP program in English Literature is a national program designed to serve students who wish to pursue college-level studies while in high school. AP English Literature encourages high achievement in English and offers students the opportunity to receive college credit and placement. The focuses on close readings of English (and to a lesser extent, American) novels, plays, and poetry from the Renaissance to the present. Students will respond in class discussions and in essays to authors such as Donne, Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, Bronte, Dickinson, and Hurston. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS - ELECTIVE ONLY


JOURNALISM – L3501 & L3502

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s) 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

Students who take journalism will experience a “real world” learning environment through the publication of the student newspaper. This class will teach students the skills needed to produce a student publication. This includes story generation, interviewing, writing, editing, design, layout, and photography. A background in these areas is not needed to be successful in this class. Self-directed learning is necessary. This class serves as preparation for higher-level positions within the newspaper and helps to foster leadership skills needed in this class, in school, and in life. This class is ideal for students who want to be an active part of the school community and help to affect the school in a positive way. As a collaborative workshop, students will learn and demonstrate communication skills in a group setting and with students and staff, decision making and leadership, organization and time management, and civic engagement. These transferable skills will serve students well beyond high school and are needed in all career fields. Note: This course counts for elective credit only.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
L410X
– 1 semester/.5 EL credit
L4101 & L4102 – 2 semesters/1.0 EL credit

Grade(s) 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is a year-long or semester-long course. The semester course offers students who enjoy writing an opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of creative assignments. Students explore poetry, short stories, dialogues, literary nonfiction, and other types of imaginative, original work. The year-long course engages students in a major project in the field of creative writing. Students will work on the school’s nationally award winning literary magazine and/or work on completing a major work of writing (novella, screenplay, play, collection of poetry or short stories, etc). Both semesters will engage students in writing, workshopping, and reading. This class will  require students to be self-directed and goal-oriented. Note: This course counts for elective credit only.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS - DEVELOPMENT


BEGINNING ELD – N2051 & N2052

Length/Credit: 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: ELD Teacher approval, Emerging, Profile 1

This course is designed for students who are at a beginning level of proficiency in English. Thematic units incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The beginning class content aligns with state English Language Proficiency standards for ELD.

EARLY INTERMEDIATE ELD – N2081 & N2082

Length/Credit: 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: ELD Teacher approval, Emerging, Profile 2

This course is designed for students who have an early intermediate level of proficiency in English and have acquired basic skills in Beginning English Language Development. Thematic units incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This class content aligns with state English Language Proficiency standards for ELD.

INTERMEDIATE ELD – N2101 & N2102

Length/Credit: 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: ELD Teacher approval, Progressing, Profile 3

This course is designed for students who have an intermediate level of proficiency in English and have acquired basic skills in Early Immediate English Language Development. Thematic units incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This class content aligns with state English Language Proficiency standards for ELD.

EARLY ADVANCED ELD – N2151 & N2152

Length/Credit: 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: ELD Teacher approval, Progressing, Profiles 3-4

This course is designed for students who have an early advanced level of proficiency in English and have acquired basic skills in Intermediate English Language Development. Thematic units incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This class content aligns with state English Language Proficiency standards for ELD.

ADVANCED ELD – N2201 & N2202

Length/Credit: 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: ELD Teacher approval, Proficient, Profiles 3-5

This course is designed for students who have an advanced level of proficiency in English and who are preparing to exit the ELD program. Thematic units incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This class content aligns with state English Language Proficiency standards for ELD.

ACADEMIC CONTENT ENGLISH – N5051 & N5052

Length/Credit: 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: ELD Teacher approval, Emerging, Profiles 1-2

This course is designed for students who have a beginning and early intermediate level of proficiency in English. Thematic units in the areas of science, math, and social studies will emphasize the specific language structures needed in each of the content areas. This class focuses on reading and learning strategies, vocabulary development and writing.. This class content aligns with state English Language Proficiency standards for ELD.

General Electives

LIBRARY ASSISTANT – E204X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application required, 2.0 GPA previous semester, seniors must have met all essential skills and be on track to graduate

This course offers an opportunity for juniors and seniors to assist in the library. This course may only be taken twice for credit, and is graded on a pass/fail basis. Applications are available in the counseling office.

PEER TUTORING – E300X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application required, 2.0 GPA previous semester, seniors must have met all essential skills and be on track to graduate

This course offers an opportunity for juniors and seniors to tutor other high school students (primarily freshmen). Application and interview are required. Please contact your counselor for more information.

AVID PEER TUTOR – E312X

Length/Credit(s): 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application required, 2.0 GPA previous semester, seniors must have met all essential skills and be on track to graduate

Please fill out the following application to be considered for the position of AVID Peer Tutor for the 2016-17 school year. Selections are made on a competitive basis and we consider a variety of factors including overall academic achievement, attendance, and teacher recommendations. AVID Peer Tutors who are selected will be assigned to a specific class period and therefore must have an opening for an elective class each semester during the 11th or 12th grade year. AVID Peer Tutor is a 1.0 elective credit course. AVID Peer Tutors must attend 6 hours of initial training, and 6 hours of follow-up training throughout the school year. http://tinyurl.com/AVIDpeertutorapp

INTRO TO LEADERSHIP – E400X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

This course is designed for students who wish to be involved in student leadership and school activities or to develop leadership skills for school, club and life experiences. Students will learn the fundamentals of leadership through class work, planning events, community service, reflection, portfolio assignments, and
leading activities. Students will discuss and practice teamwork, communication and listening, leadership, group process and planning, decision making, time management and organization, responsible citizenship and more. This class is a prerequisite for participation in Student Leadership class.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP – E4011 & E4012

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Intro to Leadership and Application required
Extended Application Offered

Aloha High School Student Leadership class is a year-long course designed for students who want to take an active role in leading, planning and implementing activities and events for the entire student body, such as school climate, assemblies, dances, fundraisers, elections, community service events, appreciations and more. Students will demonstrate professional communication, organization & time management, responsible citizenship & service, group process and planning, problem solving and decision making, goal setting, evaluation and leadership. Students elected to ASB and Class Offices and students accepted through an application and interview process
are eligible to take this class. Intro to Leadership is a prerequisite for this class. Only Juniors or officers may apply without previously taking Intro to Leadership. Note: This class requires some meeting time out of regular school hours.

EXTENDED APPLICATION SEMINAR – E650X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

The Extended Application (senior project) is required to graduate from Aloha High School. This class will assist students in creating a portfolio of research and evidence to be used in presenting their senior projects. This class will provide opportunities to explore a wide variety of career options, will have guest speakers making presentations on their careers, and will provide students with an opportunity for a career-related learning experience.

TEACHER ASSISTANT – E700X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application required, 2.0 GPA previous semester, seniors must have met all essential skills and be on track to graduate

This course offers an opportunity for juniors and seniors to assist teachers with classroom and lesson preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to find a teacher to work for. This course may only be taken twice for credit, and it is graded on a pass/fail basis. Applications are available in the counseling office.

SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT – E719X

Length/Credit(s): 1-2 semesters/.5-1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Counselor/teacher approval

Students in this class will assist in the Structured Learning Center (SLC) OR in the Academic Learning Center (ALC) OR in the Independent Skills Center (ISC), all of which are self-contained special education classrooms. Students will work under the direction of those classroom teachers. Students will write a reflection of their experiences as an assistant at the end of the semester. When signing up for this course, students must get a teacher signature in order that students are assigned to the
preferred teacher. Can be taken for a Pass/Fail grade only.

WORK EXPERIENCE ASSISTANT – E721X

Length/Credit(s): 1-2 semesters/.5-1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Counselor/teacher approval

Students in this class will assist special education students from the Structure Learning Center (SLC), Academic Learning Center (ALC), or the Independent Skills Center (ISC) self-contained programs with their work experience activities. Students will primarily work under the direction of the Transition Program Assistants as they help students complete various work experience activities in the building. Students will write a reflection of their experiences as an assistant at the end of the semester. When signing up for this course, students must get a signature from a counselor or from one of the Transition Program Assistants. Can be taken for a Pass/Fail grade only.

CADET TEACHING – E808X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Child Development, Application available from Mrs. Ovena in B-2
Extended Application Offered

This course is designed to attract high school students to the teaching profession. Students will gain practical experience and knowledge working directly with students in an elementary school classroom. Students will work with a mentor teacher on instructional strategy and classroom management. The mentor teacher will help assist and monitor the student in the classroom. The mentor teacher will additionally keep track of student progress, attendance and contribution toward the program.

AVID 9 WORKSHOP – E9091 & E9092
AVID 10 WORKSHOP – E9101 & E9102
AVID 11 WORKSHOP – E9111 & E9112
AVID 12 WORKSHOP – E9121 & E9122

Length/Credit(s): 2 semester/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite(s): Application and interview required

AVID is a 4-year elective class for students who are capable of completing a college preparatory path with support and are not realizing their full potential academically. Criteria considered includes: GPA (2.0-3.5), good attendance, desire and determination, first in the family to attend college, historically underrepresented in 4-year colleges/universities, economically disadvantaged, and other special circumstances. The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It develops skills in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. Forty percent of a student’s time in an AVID elective class will be spent in collaborative tutorial groups that are led by trained AVID tutors. Students will engage in class-level and cross-level team builders, visit college campuses, listen to guest speakers, and participate in community service projects.

INTRO TO EDUCATION – E920X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Child Development 1

Do you want to be an elementary, middle or high school teacher? Are you passionate about helping children and want to know more about the field of education? If so, Intro to Education is the class for you! In the Intro to Education course students will examine various social, ethical and legal issues related to education and the challenges of schools today

Health

HEALTH 1 – H201X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 HE credit
Grade(s): 9 and 10
Prerequisite(s): None

This course is the initial course of the required curriculum for graduation. This course addresses skills for students to develop and apply towards a healthy lifestyle. Proficiency levels will be assessed through multiple units including violence prevention, injury prevention, mental/emotional health, and alcohol, tobacco and drug use prevention. The skills acquired in this class will help students analyze influence, advocate for health promotion, access valid and reliable resources and information, make healthy decisions, and apply health concepts to their own lives. When navigating these topics students will be provided information that is unbiased, current and relevant, Use of technology and critical thinking will be an expected part of the class.

HEALTH 2 – H202X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 HE credit
Grade(s) 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Health 1 or Health Topics

This class in the second required health class for graduation. This class encourages building health skills that can be applied for lifelong wellness. Students will learn to analyze influences, advocate for the promotion of health, demonstrate how to access valid and reliable sources, understand health concepts, and demonstrate ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Proficiency levels will be assessed through multiple units including nutrition, disease prevention, drug abuse prevention, and human sexuality. When navigating these topics students will be provided information that is unbiased, current and relevant, Use of technology and critical thinking will be an expected part of the class.

HEALTH TOPICS – H210X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 HE credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the social and psychological aspects and implications of current health issues, such as: mental/emotional health, healthy eating, cultural awareness, alcohol, tobacco and abuse, and sexual health topics. Independent projects, group projects, group discussions, debates, and critical thinking techniques will be utilized, to enabling students to analyze specific health situations or themes using current resources and technology. The curriculum will draw from Health 1 and Health 2 standards and learning targets. This course satisfies a semester of health credit required for graduation for juniors or seniors who have not yet completed either Health 1 or Health 2. Students may also select this course to fulfill an elective credit.

PERSONAL WELLNESS – H303X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

This semester-long wellness course will v=focus on the latest trends in health, nutrition, and physical activity, as well as the topics of stress and anxiety. It will explore personal health, health-related attitudes and beliefs, and will incorporate fitness related activities such as yoga, as it relates to overall wellness for life, stress management, and anxiety reduction. This course is designed to give students various skills in balancing stress in their lives. Stress reduction techniques include meditation, mindfulness, and yoga will be practied each week. Studetns will also practice effective communication and positive relationship building. This course is for elective credit only.

FIRST AID – H310X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 HE credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): 1 credit of Health

The purpose of First Aid is to develop knowledge and skills to provide emergency care to persons injured in an accident or stricken by sudden illness. Students will learn procedures and techniques of basic life support for adult, child and infant victims of airway obstruction, respiratory arrest and/or cardiac arrest as well as proper methods and procedures for applying CPR and AED in a given emergency situation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn an American Red
Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Adult/Child and Infant CPR Certificate. This course is for elective credit only.

HUMAN PERFORMANCE – H530X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): 1 credit of PE and 1 credit of Health must be completed

Human Performance is the study of the psychological and emotional factors that influence and are influenced by sports, exercise, and physical activity. Skills for achieving your athletic goals can be learned, strengthened, and transferred to the rest of your life. Gain an understanding of the social, emotional, and cognitive foundations of physical activity and sport performance. Learn to apply mental training strategies to enhance your athletic, academic, and personal lives. This course is for elective credit only.

Health Careers

HEALTH CAREERS 1 – 3221 & 3222

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Human Anatomy & Physiology, application required. See website for required meeting.
Fee: $25 per year for program T-shirt, certification, and professional conference costs.
Extended Application Offered

This full-year introductory course is for a student who has an interest in exploring or pursuing a career in health services. Students learn core knowledge and skills common to major health careers. Areas of emphasis are medical terminology, medical ethics, safety in health care, career exploration, self-assessment portfolios and some basic health care skills. Students are involved in community health projects such as elementary school health screenings, blood drives and other related community experience. These students have the opportunity to be involved with Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a pre-professional organization of potential health care workers. The Red Cross course, Responding to Emergencies, is part of the curriculum. Students will explore and demonstrate basic first aid, first aid in remote settings, CPR for adult, child and infant, and educational training in Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Health Careers 1 meets every other day at either Beaverton or Westview High School. The required application is available in the counseling office at your school and at: https://lottery. beaverton.k12.or.us/applications/public-application

ADV. HEALTH CAREERS – 3231 & 3232

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/2.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): Health Careers 1 and Human Anatomy & Physiology
Fee: Program/Uniform costs approx. $75-$100/yr
Extended Application Offered

Advanced Health Careers is designed for senior students who have successfully completed Human Anatomy and Physiology at their home high school and Health Careers 1. First Semester curriculum includes mastery of basic patient care skills, introductory pathophysiology of common diseases, patient rights, professional skills and medical terminology. The curriculum also includes guest lecturers from diverse health care fields who explain their career pathways, share their expertise and provide updates on current practices. During second semester, students are placed in the community to explore career options with health care professionals. Among the clinical sites offered to students are: hospital, medical, dental, veterinary medicine, physical and occupational therapy, speech and rehabilitation, fitness, sports medicine and medical social service. Students are encouraged to continue their membership in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Advanced Health Careers provides students with a realistic view of career options. Clinical experiences allow students to collect valuable information facilitating educated decisions regarding their future in college or the workplace. Advanced Health Careers meets every day at Beaverton High School. Transportation is provided. The required  application is available in the counseling office at your school and at: https:// lottery.beaverton.k12.or.us/applications/public-application

Math

ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY/STATISTICS I - M3811 & M3812

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisite(s): Pre-Algebra or equivalent
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

The Algebra/Geometry/Statistics 1 (AGS 1) course is the first in a three-course sequence that will mix the Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Probability & Statistics standards defined by the Common Core State Standards (CSSS) with a focus on Mathematical Modeling and the eight mathematical practices.

ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY/STATISTICS  I DL - M3811D & M3812D

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Two Way Immersion (TWI) or Dual Language (DL) Program
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is the same as Algebra/Geometry/Statistics I (AGS 1 DL) except that it is taught almost entirely in Spanish.

ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY/STATISTICS II - M3821 & M3822

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 9 and 10
Prerequisite(s): Algebra/Geometry/Statistics I or equivalent
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

The Algebra/Geometry/Statistics II (AGS 2) course is the second in a three-course sequence that will mix the Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Probability & Statistics standards defined by the Common Core State Standards (CSSS) with a focus on Mathematical Modeling and the eight mathematical practices.

ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY/STATISTICS  III - M3831 & M3832

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Algebra/Geometry/Statistics I & II or equivalent
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

The Algebra/Geometry/Statistics III (AGS 3) course is the third in a three-course sequence that will mix the Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Probability & Statistics standards defined by the Common Core State Standards (CSSS) with a focus on Mathematical Modeling and the eight mathematical practices.

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS/TRIGONOMETRY - M5201 & M5202

Length/Credit(s: 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): AGS 3 and Instructor approval
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

This course presents advanced topics in algebra and trigonometry. Students will study real and complex numbers, relations, inequalities, polynomial, rational, linear, and quadratic functions, and elementary analytic geometry. The trigonometry portion will focus on the unit circle, graphs, inverses, identities, and trigonometric equations.

PRE-CALCULUS – M6001 & M6002

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Accelerated AGS 3 and Instructor approval
College prep/AP prep/NCAA approved

This is a rigorous course in which students explore polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions and their composition. Continued work will be done with trigonometric functions, including the graphs and their transformations, inverses, applications, identities, and solving equations. Conic sections, parametric and polar equations, and vector addition and resolution are explored. Students will be introduced to sequences and series, and study limits and derivatives.

AP CALCULUS AB* – M7501 & M7502

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Pre-Calculus
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

This course provides the opportunity for students to study college-level mathematics and prepare to take the Advanced Placement Examination. A college or university may grant credit toward an undergraduate degree based on performance on this examination. Topics to be studied include: limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and their applications. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

AP CALCULUS BC* – M7551 & M7552

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): AP Calculus AB
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

This course provides the opportunity for students to study college-level mathematics and prepare to take the Advanced Placement Examination. A college or university may grant credit toward an undergraduate degree based on performance on this examination. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

STATISTICS 1 – M7711 & M7712

Length/Credit(s): 2 semester/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): AGS 1 and AGS 2
College prep

This course provides a concentrated study of statistics and probability for students needing more background for a career pathway or desiring more development in problem solving. The course will include topics from descriptive statistics, bivariate data analysis, experiment design and sampling, probability, combinatorics, and
statistical inference. This course is for seniors only.

AP STATISTICS* – M7751 & M7752

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 MA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): AGS 3 or Accelerated AGS 3
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

This course provides the opportunity for students to study college-level mathematics and prepare to take the Advanced Placement Examination. A college or university may grant credit toward an undergraduate degree based on performance on this examination. This course is appropriate for students who are interested in business, science, social science, administration, communication, or mathematics. The course will describe methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, and then organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on the data. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

Physical Education

WEIGHT TRAINING 1 – P401X

Length/Credit: 1 semester/.5 P.E. 2 credit
Grades: 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Have taken and passed P.E. 1

This class is appropriate for both novice and experienced lifters seeking to improve their muscular strength and endurance as it relates to weight lifting and physical enhancement. Students will develop and build on their individual skill set to increase strength, power, speed, and aerobic capacity. This class will incorporate core and Olympic style lifts, agility training, conditioning, and sport specific training. This class can be repeated for elective credit.

WEIGHT TRAINING 3 – P4031 & P4032

Length/Credit: 2 semesters/.5 P.E. 2 credit and .5 EL credit
Grades: 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Have taken and passed P.E. 1 and Teacher recommendation (See Coach Volk)

This class is designed for any varsity sport athlete wishing to maximize their fullest potential. This course gives students the opportunity to greatly increase their level of fitness as per their specific fitness needs. Emphasis will be based on advanced movement through resistance training along with moderate to intense conditioning. This course is designed for the highly motivated student who is serious about improving their level of fitness. In order to take this course, students mu have taken and passed P.E. 1

TEAM FITNESS ACTIVITIES – P422X

Length/Credit: 1 semester/.5 P.E. 1 credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: None
Pool Fee: $10 for water aerobics

This course is for 9th graders and any student with no previous high school P.E. credit. This class is an introduction to P.E. wherein good fitness habits are taught and endorsed. Students are exposed to a variety of lifelong fitness related activities including both traditional and alternative modes of movement and sports. Fitness assessments will be administered three times throughout the course with an emphasis on individual improvement. Dressing down, active participation, group cooperation, and sportsmanship are key ingredients to being successful in this class. Sample units include power walking, running, water aerobics, volleyball, basketball, pickle ball, and soccer. This class is for P.E. 1 credit only and cannot be repeated.

AEROBICS – P425X

Length/Credit: 1 semester/.5 P.E. 2 credit
Grades: 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Have taken and passed P.E. 1
Pool Fee: $10 for water aerobics

Aerobics is best suited for students who want to learn how to become physically fit by exploring traditional and nontraditional modes of movement outside of the sports arena. Students will be physically assessed both at the beginning and end of the semester and will create their own fitness plan to be implemented during the second half of the course. Sample units include power walking, step aerobics, yoga, aqua aerobics, Tae Bo, Pilates and low impact weight manipulations. This class can be repeated for elective credit.

RECREATIONAL GAMES – P500X

Length/Credit: 1 semester/.5 P.E. 2 credit
Grades: 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Have taken and passed P.E. 1

This class is best suited for students who are interested in remaining physically active while engaging in competitive play. Students will participate in a range of games designed to promote growth and interest in competitive lifelong activities such as volleyball, basketball, pickle ball, softball and soccer. This class can be repeated for elective credit.

TEAM SPORTS – P505X

Length/Credit: 1 semester/.5 P.E. 2 credit
Grades: 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Have taken and passed P.E. 1

Team Sports builds on what is learned in Fitness Team Activities by combining a range of sports games with an emphasis on fitness. Students will create their own fitness plan to be implemented during the second half of the course. Sample units include fitness training, basketball, volleyball, soccer, pickle ball, badminton, capture the cone, and ultimate Frisbee. This class is for P.E. 2 credit only and cannot be repeated.

Releases

LATE ARRIVAL – 525X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester, no credit, can be repeated
Grade(s) 11 and 12
Perquisites: Application required 2.0 GPA No F’s in previous semester, meet essential skills and be on track to graduate

EARLY RELEASE – 550X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester, no credit, can be repeated
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Perquisites: Application required, 2.0 GPA, No F’s in previous semester, meet essential skills and on track to graduate

RELIGIOUS RELEASE – 5761 & 5762

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters, no credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Students may request release to attend Seminary classes.

Science

FIELD BIOLOGY & SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES - 3271 & 3272

Length/Credit(s): 2 periods & 2 semesters/1.0 SC & 1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Co-requisite(s): Sustainable Practices
Prerequisite (s): Applies only to current 9th graders - Passing STEM Chemistry
College prep pending/NCAA approval pending
Extended Application Offered

This project-based course is taught at the Terra Nova School which includes a 4-acre working farm, woodshop and industrial kitchen, Transportation is provided from your home high school. This is a rigorous course that covers the foundational principles of modern life through the lens of sustainable agriculture and the Terra Nova Farm. Students will work outside and in the classroom learning field biology techniques. Course content will include all the Beaverton School District Biology standards including: the studies of biochemistry, cellular processes, genetics, evolution, sustainability, and ecology. Technological, historical, political and environmental aspects of biology and sustainability will be addressed. Critical thinking, research, communication and analysis are emphasized. Students signing up for this course should be self-motivated, prepared to work outside for portions of the course and learn course concepts in a hands-on learning environment. Please check this video or our Instagram page for more information.

Link to Video Instagram: @terranovasusatainability
You must sign up for Sustainable Practices along with this course

APPLIED CHEMISTRY & SUSTAINABLE FOODS - 3281 & 3282

Length/Credit(s): 2 periods & 2 semesters/1.0 SC & 1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Co-requisite(s): Sustainable Foods
Prerequisite (s): Applies only to current 8th graders - Must meet STEM Chemistry prerequisites
College prep pending/NCAA approval pending
Extended Application Offered

This project-based course is taught at the Terra Nova School which includes a 4-acre working farm, woodshop and industrial kitchen, Transportation is provided from your home high school. This is a rigorous course where students will learn Chemistry and sustainability through experimentation and engineering on our farm, and in our kitchen. Course content will include all of the Beaverton School District Chemistry standards including: intermolecular forces, structure and properties of water, kinetic molecular theory, equilibrium and climate change. Technological, historical, political, and environmental aspects of chemistry and sustainability will be addressed. Students signing up for this course should be self-motivated, prepared to wok outside for portions of the course, care for their own garden bed, and learn chemistry concepts in a hands-on learning environment. Please check this video or our Instagram page for more information.

Link to Video Instagram: @terranovasusatainability
You must sign up for Sustainable Practices along with this course

BIOLOGY – C4111 & C4112

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Physics and Chemistry
College prep/NCAA approved

Biology is a laboratory science studying the basic principles of living things. Students will have the opportunity to explore the fundamental concepts of Biology and how it can impact their world. Students will practice many of the basic skills related to scientific study as they cover topics that include scientific inquiry, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, evolution and diversity of life.

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – C4251 & C4252

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry or STEM Chemistry
Lab Fee: $20
College prep/NCAA approved
Dual Credit Offered with fee

There is nothing more fascinating than learning about the complexity of the human body. How does the organization of body structures and the interaction of body systems allow the body to function? What happens when the body is working properly and when it isn’t? These are the guiding questions for our rigorous Human Anatomy & Physiology course. You will study the location, appearance, and relationships of the parts of the human body (anatomy) as well as the mechanisms at work within the body (physiology). This course is recommended for students with interests in health-related careers, biological sciences, sports training, biomedical engineering, science education and art. Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in Biology/AP Biology is recommended. This course is required for students enrolled in year one of the Beaverton Health Careers program.

AP BIOLOGY* – C4901 & C4902

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): A or B in Chemistry / STEM Chemistry. Prior year of Biology and AP course recommended
Lab Fee: $20
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

How can DNA evidence be used to help solve crimes? How can we insert a gene from a jellyfish into a bacterium and make it glow? How did different skin pigmentations evolve? If you have a curious mind and like to solve problems, then this class is for you! We will cover topics in biochemistry, cells, energy transformations, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. A third of our class is spent in the lab doing science. This course is designed to challenge you and prepare you for success in college level science courses. This course has summer reading/assignment requirements; please visit or email the instructor in June. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

CHEMISTRY I – C5111 & C5112

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Physics
College prep/NCAA approved

This year-long, lab-based course addresses the Oregon State Science standards, emphasizing the connections between the laboratory and the world around you. The course will study the interactions amongst different forms on energy and matter. Topics addressed will include the structure of atoms and compounds, the Periodic Table of the Elements, chemical reactions and physical changes gases, solutions, acids, and bases, chemical quantities, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics.

CHEMISTRY I DL – C5111D & C5112D

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10 or 11
Prerequisite(s): Two Way Immersion (TWI) or Dual Language (DL) Program and Concurrent enrollment with Spanish Literature and Composition 2 or higher
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is taught entirely in Spanish. This year-long, lab based course addresses the Oregon State Science standards, emphasizing the connections between the laboratory and the world around you. The course will study the interactions amongst different forms of energy and matter. Topics addressed will include the structures of atoms and compounds, the Periodic Table of the Elements, chemical reactions and physical changes, gases, solutions, acids and bases, chemical quantities, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics.

STEM CHEMISTRY – C5121 & C5122

Length (credits): 2 semesters/ 1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s) 9th graders must have of the following: PreACT score of 540 or higher. Concurrent Enrollment in AGS 2 or higher.
College Prep/NCAA approved

This year-long, lab-based course will study the interactions amongst different forms of energy and matter, emphasizing mathematical relationships. This course is  Intended for students who are interested in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career pathways. This course will address, with extended depth, the Oregon State Science standards. Topics covered include the structures of atoms and compounds, the Periodic Table of the Elements, chemical reactions and physical changes, gases, solutions, acids and bases, chemical quantities, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics. It is the expectation that freshmen taking this course will take AP Physics prior to graduation.

AP CHEMISTRY* – C5901 & C5902

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): STEM Chemistry
Lab Fee: $20
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is designed to be the equivalent of a first-year college chemistry course and to prepare students to take the AP Chemistry Exam. The curriculum includes the in-depth study of topics such as atoms and elements, structure and properties of matter, chemical, reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium, with emphasis placed on chemical calculations. AP Chemistry can help you acquire the skills and habits you’ll need to be successful in science courses in college. You’ll sharpen your problem-solving abilities, improve your analytical writing skills and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits. This course has summer  reading/assignment requirements; please visit or email the instructor in June. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

PHYSICS I C6111 & C6112

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 9 and 10-12 graders who have yet to take
Physics
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

This is a lab-based physics course designed for freshmen. Using the processes of scientific inquiry, engineering design, and critical thinking, students will discover and apply patterns in such major physics topics as motion, forces and momentum, energy, waves, and electromagnetism. An important aim of the course is to develop and build students’ math abilities, performance in problem solving, scientific literacy, and technical communication skills that will be useful in later science courses. This course will address all ODE physics, inquiry, and engineering standards.

PHYSICS I DL – C611D & C6112D

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 9 or 10
Prerequisite(s): Two Way Immersion (TWI) or Dual Language (DL) Program and Concurrent enrollment with Spanish Literature and Composition 2 or higher
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is taught entirely in Spanish. This is a lab-based physics course designed for freshmen. Using the processes of scientific inquiry, engineering design, and critical thinking, students will discover and apply patterns in such major physics topics as motion, forces and momentum, energy, waves, and electromagnetism. An important aim of the course is to develop and build students’ math abilities, performance in problem solving, scientific literacy, and technical communication skills that will be useful in later science courses. This course will address all ODE physics, inquiry, and engineering standards.

AP PHYSICS 2* – C6941 & C6942

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/ 1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, and 12
Prerequisite(s): Completion or concurrent enrollment in AGS 3 (or higher math)
Note: AP Physics 1 or AP Physics 2 can be taken in any order
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, college-level physics course that explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electro-magnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum atomic, and nuclear physics. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE* – C7901 & C7902

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SC credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry and Biology (or concurrent enrollment)
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved
Extended Application Offered
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Your generation is the most innovative, diverse, connected, empowered, and ambitious in human history. Not only are you the most socially and environmentally conscious, you are also the most driven to create change. If you are looking for a course that utilizes these traits and applies them to help problem-solve issues ripped straight from the headlines, then look no further: AP Environmental Science is the course for you. This is a capstone class that “connects the dots” between history, government, economics, human health, sociology, civics, debate, writing, and, of course, science. This year-long, writing-intensive, and lab-based course will study conflict resolution, the history of environmental policy, ecology, population dynamics, energy development, agriculture, and waste management. This course has summer reading/assignment requirements; please visit or email the instructor in June. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course


SCIENCE - ELECTIVE


INTRO TO ASTRONOMY – C841X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/0.5 EL credit
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites: None, Highly encouraged for 9th graders to take if they are not taking Physics

Science meets philosophy and history in this interesting class, starting with the exploration of the origins of time and space. We will answer your questions about the universe including how it all began, how we know (and what we don’t know yet), how telescopes work, why Pluto is no longer considered a planet, whether our Sun will go supernova, what to do about asteroids, whether there may be life on other planets, what the story is with black holes and dark matter, and how we can achieve warp drive capability to visit distant planets! Within the context of these questions we will also explore the physics of gravitation, thermodynamics, and relativity, as well as volcanic/tectonic activity, geology, and astrobiology. Final project is over planetary exploration with projects on “The Martian” or “Interstellar”. 

Social Studies

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY* – S3401 & S3402

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

AP Human Geography is a college-level course that gives students the advantage of receiving college credit after successfully passing the 3-hour National Advanced Placement Exam. It will prepare students for the rigor of AP courses and prove to them that they are capable and dynamic learners. The content of the AP Human Geography course will introduce the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of the Earth’s surface.  Students will employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They will also learn the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

U.S. HISTORY – S4001 & S4002

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

U.S. History is a study of the United States during the 20th century. First semester covers life post-Civil War through WWII. Second semester begins with the Cold War and ends near the present day. Throughout both semesters, students will be focusing on historical thinking skills to emphasize college readiness. These include causation, comparison, change and continuity, and periodization. Students will be able to analyze sources and use argumentation in writing, all while learning about the amazing impact history has on our current day.

AP U.S. HISTORY* – S4101 & S4102

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

AP U.S. History will survey the cultural and political history of the United States. Using college-level materials and historical analysis, this class will help students develop advanced academic skills. Considerable reading (20-40 minutes every other day), writing and research will be involved. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY – S4411 & S4412

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

This course utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning social sciences while receiving an overview of various disciplines including geography, economics, government, and world history. Students will use analysis skills to investigate a variety of world regions. Students will confront issues related to population growth, economic development, political concerns and cultural traditions in selected world regions. Students will focus on multiple current and past world events each semester using maps, charts, newspapers, magazines, and online resources. The development of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills is a primary focus of this course.

PERSONAL FINANCE – B725X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): None

Personal finance is an elective class for seniors who want to learn about planning for their future. The real world application of the units will impact every student on a personal basis. You will learn about money, budgeting and saving in your daily life today, as well as how to ensure future financial security. Topics covered; credit cards and credit scores, how to read financial aid packages, banks vs credit unions, investing in 401K, IRAs and the stock market, compounding interest, car ownership, living with in your means, and a career exploration unit designed to help you see how it would impact your future financially.

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DL – S4411D & S4412D

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisite(s): Two Way Immersion (TWI) or Dual Language (DL) Program and Concurrent enrollment with Spanish Literature and Composition 2 or higher
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is taught entirely in Spanish. The course utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning social sciences while receiving an overview of various disciplines including geography, economics, government, and world history. Students will use analysis skills to investigate a variety of world regions. Students will confront issues related to population growth, economic development, political concerns and cultural traditions in selected world regions. Students will focus on multiple current and past world events each semester using maps, charts, newspapers, magazines, and online resources. The development of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills is a primary focus of this course.

AP EUROPEAN HISTORY* – S4651 & S4652

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 10
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

AP European History is a college level 2-semester course that includes the study of Europe from 1450 to today. The class explores the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world we live in today. Without this knowledge, one cannot understand the context of today’s current topics. Students will be able to use historical thinking skills to interpret topics. Topics included in the class are: Renaissance, Revolutions, and Romanticism. We discover scheming monarchs who build nations, the daily lives of the 19th century Industrial poor, the development of new technologies, and why witches were burned in Europe. So, if you like war, drama, culture and art, this class may be for you! Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

GOVERNMENT – S505X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 SS credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): U.S. History, American Studies or AP U.S. History
College prep/NCAA approved

This course will study the composition and function of local, state and national governments in the United States. The emphasis will be on understanding our government, its workings, and the role of citizens in a democratic society. The main topics to be discussed are early government, the Constitution, political
parties, the presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.

AP GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: UNITED STATES* - S5151 & S5152

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): U.S. History, American Studies or AP U.S. History
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

The purpose of this class is to help students better understand the United States government, the political arena and help them better develop their own political philosophies. Daily class interactions revolve around discussions, lecture, and interactive assignments to apply government to current issues. The focus of this class is to prepare students to pass the national exam. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

AP GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: COMPARATIVE* - S5161 & S5162

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 SS credit
Grade(s): 10
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

Comparative government and politics is a critical field of study for young people. The twenty-first century has taught us that we cannot ignore the world around us. Happenings around the globe now directly impact our lives; social studies teachers and students around the country face the challenge of interpreting many puzzling international events. The AP Comparative course focuses on government and politics in other countries and provides the theoretical framework to compare political systems around the world. By the end of this course, students will be able to grasp something of the political complexities of our global environment and gain some understanding of both commonalities and differences among modern political systems. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

STREET LAW – S525X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 SS credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Human Geography
College prep pending/NCAA approved

Have you ever wondered what your rights are? What the limits on police searches and seizures are, or the rights and responsibilities that come with parenthood, renting, or on the job? This course will answer those and many more questions about the law. The course introduces America’s legal system, and includes study of crimes and defenses, wrongful death and negligence, contract and consumer law, family law, and rights under the Constitution. Students will participate in debates and mock trials as well as develop writing and critical thinking skills. Learning about law-related careers will also be a part of this course.

ECONOMICS – S605X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 SS credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

Do you want to understand how the U.S. economy functions? Economics is a one-semester social studies course in which students analyze various economic principles. Essential to understanding the economy is knowing how needs and wants are fulfilled or limited by existing resources. Practical activities are used to stimulate student interest to help them develop knowledge and skills to analyze and understand economic problems. Emphasis is placed on how the economy will impact students now and in the future.

AP MICROECONOMICS 1* – S6221

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 SS credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

Do you want to understand how prices are created? The purpose of the course is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers both consumers and producers, within the economic system. Microeconomics is a one-semester college-level course that will grant four college credits (OUS system) when the AP test is taken and passed with a score of three or higher. This social studies course does not require any past AP experience. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

AP MACROECONOMICS 2* – S6212

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 SS credit
Grade(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): AP Microeconomics or Economics
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved

Do you want to understand how interest rates and international trade affects the U.S. economy? The purpose of the course is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to economic systems as a whole. Students will learn to think like economists: to question and explore the many ways in which one action causes secondary actions. Macroeconomics is a one-semester college-level course that will grant four college credits (OUS system) when the AP test is taken and passed with a score of three or higher. This social studies course does not require any past AP experience. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

PSYCHOLOGY – S710X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

In psychology students explore how the human mind works and the impact both biology and environment have upon behavior. The course seeks to address a number of themes and questions: What personality traits do people who live happy and meaningful lives possess? Why do people dream? How accurate is memory? What factors motivate people to push through adversity? In content the course will examine theories of personality, abnormal psychology, sleep and dreams, social psychology, and behavioral psychology. The course culminates with the students taking what they have learned, and applying their knowledge to an in-depth research project of their choosing.

AP PSYCHOLOGY* – S7251 & S7252

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved
Extended Application Offered

Have you ever wondered, “Why do humans act and behave in the ways they do?” In AP Psychology you will not only find out the answer to this question, but you can achieve college credit at the same time! In AP Psychology students will use a college -level psychology texthook, as well as advanced primary source readings. AP Psychology will also emphasize memorization, applying authentic information, upper level reading skills, note taking and essay writing. Specific topics to be addressed in AP Psychology are: history and approaches of psychology, research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing, abnormal psychology, therapy and social psychology. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

PHILOSOPHY – S815X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 EL credit
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

The study of ethics, morality and philosophy is extremely important in that they help individuals make choices in a very complex world. This course focuses on the various major philosophical schools of thought. A major concentration of the course is the development of the skills to think and evaluate critically.

Visual Arts

DRAWING 1 – F221X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Supply Fee $20

This course is an introduction to drawing techniques and media, and is designed for students with basic and emerging skills. Students will learn and practice a variety of drawing techniques that will increase their proficiency with proportion, scale, shading, and perspective. Students will have access to a variety of drawing media including graphite, marker, ballpoint pen, colored pencils, and watercolor paint to produce a portfolio of personally relevant and technically proficient artwork.

DRAWING 2 (A DIGITAL EXPERIENCE) – F222X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Drawing 1, Painting 1 or Graphic Design 1
Supply Fee $20

This is a digital technology course which will build upon technical skills learned in Drawing 1, Painting 1 or Graphic Design 1 through exploration of digital drawing media and techniques. Students will focus on conceptual assignments to develop their creativity and technical skills. This is a rigorous class that will explore cutting edge technologies and how to apply them to student art. Students will also maintain a pen and paper sketchbook throughout the course. Students will learn digital painting and drawing techniques using drawing tablets and Adobe Photoshop. Example projects may include character design, and comic book creation, animated GIFs, and tape  murals.

PAINTING 1 – F231X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Supply Fee $20

This introductory course is focused on learning and refining the techniques of Realism Painting. The first half of the semester is devoted to the acquisition of skills through daily studio practice. Students will use the second half of the semester to apply those techniques and skills to the completion of a Realism painting of their choice on canvas.

PAINTING 2 – F232X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s) 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Painting 1
Supply Fee $20

This course builds upon the skills attained in Painting 1. Following an independent study format, this course is largely student-directed. Exploration of non-traditional methods and techniques is a key component of this course. Primary emphasis is placed upon the development of the student’s individual style.

GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 – F261X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Supply Fee $20

This is a heavy course in which students will study advanced techniques as well as professional graphic design skills. Students will work in depth with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will learn through hands-on projects and critiques as well as written assignments. Example projects may include film posters, logo designs, iconography, zines, or other projects.

GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 – F262X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Graphic Design 1
Supply Fee $20

In this course students will study advanced design techniques, advertising, packaging, GIF creation and photo manipulation. Students will work extensively with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will learn through hands-on projects and critiques as well as written assignments.

GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 – F266X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Graphic Design 1 and 2 and Instructor approval
Supply Fee $20
Extended Application Offered

In this course, students will expand their design portfolios and skills. This is a production heavy class where students will have the opportunity to explore design projects that fit their interests and career goals. Students will work on projects for clients, both in and out of school, to produce professional graphic design works. 

MIXED MEDIA DESIGN – F310X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s):
Supply Fee $20

Mixed Media Design allows for the use and combination of all visual art materials and methods, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. This course offers a more experimental and personal approach to conceiving and fabricating artwork, encouraging students to develop their individual vision and personal style.

CERAMICS 1 – F321X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Supply Fee $20

Ceramics 1 covers basic clay techniques such as hand-building, wheel throwing and glazing. We explore the art critique process, learn to develop ideas, creativity, about the origins of clay and its chemical makeup. This is an introductory course appropriate for all students.

CERAMICS 2 – F322X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Ceramics 1
Supply Fee: $20
Extended Application Offered

Ceramics 2 allows students to continue developing basic clay techniques and extend their knowledge to include additional materials and firing opportunities. Students extend their experience with the art critique method as was and develop projects of their choosing while working independently and in groups.

SCULPTURE – F340X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Supply Fee $20

This course is an introduction to three-dimensional design and fabrication. Students will create artworks from a variety of materials including paper, wire, plaster, papier-mâché, stone and found objects.

AP STUDIO ART DRAWING* – F3861 & F3862

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): All courses in area of interest and Instructor approval
Supply Fee: $40
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
Extended Application Offered

AP Studio Art Drawing is for students interested in creating a portfolio using traditional art media: painting, graphite, mixed media, charcoal, marker and colored pencils. Students will explore a variety of mediums and subject matter. This course is for students who mostly enjoy realism, but would also like to explore some abstract pieces. Students will assemble a portfolio of 24 pieces of art to submit to College Board in the spring. AP Studio Art is a rigorous art course that will help students explore their artistic voice and develop a portfolio for college. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

AP STUDIO ART 2D* – F3871 & F3872

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): All courses in area of interest and
Instructor approval
Fee: $40
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
Extended Application Offered

AP Studio Art 2D Design is for students interested in creating a portfolio in Graphic Design, Digital Photography, illustration or abstract art. Students will assemble a portfolio of 24 pieces of art to submit to College Board in the spring. AP Studio Art is a rigorous art course that will help students explore their artistic voice and develop a portfolio for college. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

AP STUDIO ART 3D – F3881 & F3882

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): All courses in area of interest and
Instructor approval
Fee: $40
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
Extended Application Offered

AP Studio Art 3D Design is for students interested in creating a portfolio in fashion, sculpture or ceramics. Students will assemble a portfolio of 24 pieces of art to submit to College Board in the spring. AP Student Art is a rigorous art course that will help students explore their artistic voice and develop a portfolio for college. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

PHOTOGRAPHY 1 – F410X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $20

In this class students will explore the photographic process through digital imaging and manipulation, and learn the basic processes and techniques by capturing and processing digital images. They will be exposed to experimental photo projects.

PHOTOGRAPHY 2 – F420X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Photography 1
Fee: $20
Extended Application Offered

While continuing to build on the skills attained in Photography 1, students in this class will explore studio photography and film.

Theatre

THEATRE DESIGN 1 – F501X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

This course provides the opportunity for students to develop skills in technical design and construction. Students will work on current sets for school productions. All students are invited and encouraged to take this course.

THEATRE DESIGN 2 – F502X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Theatre Design 1

This course offers students a chance to enhance their technical skills and to increase their theatrical experience. This course is designed to build upon the skills developed in Theatre Design 1. Students will work on current sets for school productions.

THEATRE DESIGN 3 – F503X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Theatre Design 2
Extended Application Offered

This course offers students a chance to enhance their technical skills and to increase their theatrical experience. This course is designed to build upon the skills developed in Theatre Design 2. Students will work on current sets for school productions.

STAGECRAFT 1 - F505X

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Extended Application Offered

Working in a hands-on format, this class focuses on the technical skill required to support scenic elements of the AHS drama productions. Students will be introduced to carpentry shop tools and equipment; rigging systems and practices; scenic art techniques and tools; and reading stage plots and working drawings.

ACTING I – F531X
Intro to Theatre & Comedy

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in theatre. All students are invited and encouraged to take this course.

ACTING II – F523X
Advanced Acting

Length/Credit(s): 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Acting I or Instructor approval

This course offers students the opportunity to enhance their acting skills and to increase their theatre experience. This course is designed to build upon the skills developed in Acting I.

ACTING III – F5331 & F5332

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Acting I and Acting II
Extended Application Offered

The Production Company is designed for students to participate in theatre productions. Throughout the year, the class will participate in the process of building, teaching, acting, directing and running a production (show). In this class, students will have the opportunity to go to shows, compete in competitions and learn the craft of theatre. This course is open to advanced students interested in directing, play writing, and designing. 

Music

MIXED CHORUS – F6121 & F6122

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/.1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: Activity Fee

This class will develop the beginning fundamentals of vocal technique and music literacy for women’s and men’s voices. The class will also focus on performance and learning to sing in two and three part harmony. Music of various style periods will be studied and performed at Aloha choral concerts. Class members will have the opportunity to sing different voice parts to improve music reading and discover which vocal part they sing with greatest ease and beauty. Note: this choir is non- competitive, but it will occasionally meet outside of the regular school day.

TREBLE CHOIR – F6151 & F6152
Cantilena

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Audition in April
Fee: Activity Fee

This select vocal ensemble of treble voices will develop advanced vocal technique, literacy skills, and repertoire in three and four part harmony. Cantilena will also provide students opportunities to perform at Aloha High School concerts, area festivals, and community events year-round but it is noncompetitive. Note: this choir will  occasionally meet outside of the regular school day.

CONCERT CHOIR – F6301 & F6302

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Audition in April
Fee: Activity Fee
Extended Application Offered

Concert Choir is the main AHS vocal competition ensemble, and is for students with advanced musical ability. This OSAA sanctioned choir competes in Metro League and State Choral competitions, and requires academic eligibility. Students study and perform music literature of various style periods, and travel to competitions and festivals around the state. Vocal technique, literacy, musicianship and performance skills are further developed.

INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY – F6501 & F6502

Length: 2 semesters/ 1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of sheet music notation is strongly recommended.

Music Theory provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of music and include one or more of the following topics: composition, arrangement, analysis aural development, and sight reading. This course will prepare students to take AP Music Theory.

AP MUSIC THEORY* – F6541 & F6542

Length: 2 semesters/ 1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of sheet music notation is strongly recommended.
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available

AP Music Theory will prepare high school students for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Exam in Music Theory. The curriculum will be adopted from a typical 101-level college music theory course. Focus will be directed toward developing notational, analytical, compositional and auditory skills. With guidance, students will be expected to sing and compose music as a part of this course. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020.

ADVANCED VOCAL ENSEMBLE – F6701 & F6702
New Day Singers

Length/Credit: 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, and12
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Concert Choir or Treble Choir and Audition in April.

New Day Singers is AHS Choir’s most select ensemble. Literature will be selected from many genres: everything from Vocal Jazz to Medieval motets. This 16-voice mixed group will perform at AHS Choir concerts, Solo/Ensemble contest, football games and more. Note: This course also meets outside of the school day.

PIANO KEYBOARDING – F702X

Length: 1 semester/.5 AA credit
Grade: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
Fee: $20

Piano Keyboarding 1 is an introductory course that will teach students how to read, write, listen to and play keyboard music. Students will develop proper technique as well as the ability to improvise by ear. A gradual progression from easy to more challenging exercises and literature of various styles will culminate in short performing exams (class recitals) and graded recording sessions. In addition to practicing and performing, students will explore the basics of music theory to be applied to the literature, or on a percussion instrument in band. Students will practice individually on electronic keyboards with headphones. Acoustic (standard) pianos will be utilized for graded performances (recitals) and playing tests.

SYMPHONIC BAND – F7101 & F7102

Length: 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Membership in the symphonic band is open to all students with previous band experience in grades 9-12 or by permission of the director.
Fee: Activity Fee

Symphonic Band provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music, at a pace appropriate for healthy instrumental and artistic development. The course will consist of mixed instrumental ensemble music and will include several concerts. Instruction will be designed so that students will connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities will be designed to develop elements of musicianship. Band repertoire will be the highest caliber. All band members are encouraged to study privately. Attendance will be required at all rehearsals and performances unless excused by the director, as they will be used to assess student performance achievement. Students will also perform as part of the pep band for home football games. Students must provide a concert dress uniform as outlined in the band handbook. Note: This course also meets outside of the school day. Concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble is required for students participating in Marching Band.

WIND ENSEMBLE – F7151 & F7152

Length: 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade: 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Previous band experience or director
permission, Audition in April
Fee: Activity Fee.

Wind Ensemble is the advanced level instrumental ensemble for high school students. It is the top instrumental performing group and represents the school at district, regional and state band festivals. Wind Ensemble will provide students with a balanced comprehensive study of music, at a pace appropriate for healthy instrumental and artistic development. All members of the Wind Ensemble will be strongly encouraged to study privately. Attendance will be required at all rehearsals and performances unless excused by the director, as they will be used to assess student achievement. Students will also perform as part of the pep band for home football games. Students must provide a concert dress uniform as outlined in the band handbook. Note: This course also meets outside of the school day. Concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble is required for students participating in Marching Band.

JAZZ BAND – F7201 & F7202

Length: 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in large ensemble and Audition in April
Fee: Activity Fee

Jazz Band is designed to expand students’ musical horizons and immerse them in an original, American art form. Students will study and perform a variety of “jazz” styles. Standard instrumentation will be used (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, guitar, and bass). The Jazz Band will perform at four evening concerts through out the school year, and the band will usually travel to an adjudicated festival. Attendance at these events will be required. 

World Language

SPANISH I – W2011 & W2012

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

This course is designed to give the student a basic foundation in the Spanish language. The course will focus on all of the language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, and it will incorporate these skills into functional activities. What the student can do with the language is stressed over what structural concepts they have learned. This course will also explore basic cultural aspects connected with everyday topics including self, school, friends, likes and dislikes, activities, etc.

SPANISH II – W2021 & W2022

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): C or above in Spanish I and Instructor approval. Freshmen must have middle school instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

This course will be a continuation of the goals and course work introduced in Spanish I. Students will be able to communicate about a widening range of topics with increasing depth. Students will learn to discuss activities in the past, present and future. This course will explore cultural aspects connected with everyday activities including weather, leisure time activities, sports, travel, daily activities, health conditions, etc.

SPANISH III – W2031 & W2032

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): C or above in Spanish II and instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

This course will build upon the foundations established in Spanish I and II, leading students to greater levels of proficiency. The ability to communicate and create with the language will grow significantly. This course will continue to explore cultural aspects connected with everyday activities including mental and physical health, jobs and careers, travel plans, etc.

SPANISH IV – W2041 & W2042
SPANISH V – W2051 & W2052

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): C or above in Spanish III and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual credit

This course is designed to utilize and enhance the language foundation taught in Spanish I, II and III. Students will apply and perfect structural knowledge by demonstrating a proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish. Advanced grammar will be emphasized and oral proficiency will be enhanced through class discussions and oral activities. Vocabulary will be expanded through selected literature, art, tapes, films, weekly journal writings and cultural readings. Students may take Spanish V after successful completion of Spanish IV.

AP SPANISH* - W2061 & W2062 / DUEL CREDIT SPA201

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, and 12
Prerequisite(s): Spanish Literacy/Comp III or Spanish IV/V (instructor approval) or assessment placement or Instructor approval
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual credit

AP Spanish is designed to meet the needs of the students with a high proficiency level in the Spanish Language & Culture who want to be successful on the National Advanced Placement Spanish Exam. Passing the National Exam with three or higher, colleges use to award twelve 300- level Spanish college credits. Students will learn high-level vocabulary, so they can be fluent in the six themes of the course: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public  Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Emphasis will be placed on cultural comparisons using the target language in class discussions, current events, listening and speaking activities. Also, students will explore literary classics and have ample opportunities to express themselves on a variety of topics. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

SPANISH LIT & COMP I – W2061 & W2062

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Intermediate oral proficiency, assessment placement or Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved
This course is taught entirely in Spanish

This course is designed for students with limited education and literacy skills in their home language, Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary building, spelling, sentence structure, and the beginning stages of paragraph writing. Simple short stories and articles will also be explored to allow students an opportunity to improve their reading of authentic materials in Spanish. Upon successful completion of this course, students will advance to Spanish Lit & Comp II.

SPANISH LIT & COMP II – W2311&W2312

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): High oral proficiency, assessment placement or Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved
This course is taught entirely in Spanish

This course is designed to meet the needs of bilingual speakers with intermediate proficiency in both reading and writing. This class will emphasize writing by creating formal and informal letters, essays, journals, etc. Upon completion of this course, students will advance to Spanish Lit & Comp III. This course is taught in Spanish only; English is not spoken.

SPANISH LIT & COMP III – W2321 & W2312

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Assessment placement or Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered
This course is taught entirely in Spanish

This class is designed to meet the needs of bilingual speakers and students with high oral proficiency in the Spanish language, but who need to improve on reading and writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on writing, and students will have exposure to literary works, films, and written media in Spanish. Students will explore career options. Upon completion of this course, students will transition to AP Spanish. These courses are taught in Spanish only; English is not spoken.

FRENCH I – W3011 & W3012

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

Students will learn the fundamentals of the language by speaking, listening, reading and writing French. They will develop insights into the nature of language and culture and will compare the French language and French-speaking cultures around the world to their own. Students will discover the history and sites of Paris as they take a virtual trip to Paris. In addition, students will engage in conversations about typical daily situations, expressing likes and dislikes, basic needs and travel. At the end of the course, students will be able to speak and write French using present and simple future tenses. Vocabulary topics include the classroom, family, weather, clothing and food.

FRENCH II – W3021 & W3022

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): French I and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

After a review of first year tasks, students will continue to develop speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in French. Students will also continue to understand and appreciate the diversity of the many cultures of people who speak the language. In addition to France, we will be virtually traveling to Frenchspeaking countries such as the Ivory Coast, Martinique, Canada and Belgium. By the end of the year, students will be able to tell simple personal stories and make descriptions in past and future tense. Topics include travel, health, friends, leisure and home.

FRENCH III – W3031 & W3032

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): French II and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

Students will continue to improve their control of French and begin to create with the language. Students will be provided with more opportunities to understand the interconnections of human experience and history. Topics include celebrations, vacation, career, health and transportation. In addition, students will apply language skills by studying music, film and literature from the French-speaking world.

FRENCH IV – W3041 & W3042
FRENCH V* – W3051 & W3052

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): French III and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

This course will continue to empower students to take risks with their growing French abilities in all skill areas. Students will continue to increase their sense of responsibility to our local and global community. This course will require students to apply and perfect grammatical and structural skills as well as expand their knowledge of practical, cultural and historical vocabulary. Students will continue to sharpen their French skills by studying music, literature, film and politics from the French-speaking world. Testing for AP French is possible.

GERMAN I – W4011 & W4012

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

In the first year of German, students will learn about family life in German-speaking countries. Customs, holidays, traditional modern and school-life will be the foundations used to learn German up to the novice-high level. Students will work in the present tense, be able to express likes and dislikes related to family, school and hobbies, and be able to describe daily routines and personal schedules using a wide variety of verbs, adjectives and adverbial phrases. Successfully completing this class and German 2 will allow students to earn 8 college credits: German 101 and 102 from PCC free of charge.

GERMAN II – W4021 & W4022

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): German I and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

In second year German, students expand their ability to connect European culture to their own experiences. Current and historical events will be discussed, as the past tense, complex sentence structures and descriptive adjectives will be the primary topics of grammar. Students will learn about and be able to describe traditional and modern holidays and customs in German speaking countries, as well as their own. Units on food and drink, restaurants, shopping, clothing and households will facilitate expanding students’ ability to write and speak at increasingly higher levels of German. Successful completion of German II allows students to earn 8 college world language credits: German 101 and 102 - transferable college credit from PCC free of charge.

GERMAN III – W4031 & W4032
GERMAN IV – W4041 & W4042

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): German II and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved
Extended Application Offered
Free PCC Dual Credit Offered

Third and fourth year students will usually work together in one class. The material will vary to the needs and wants of the group, but it is structured with a two-year rotating curriculum  One year the group will focus on the modern political history of German-speaking countries, primarily though a biography of Hans and Sophie Scholl (university students who resisted National Socialism), and in the next year, the focus will be on environmental topics and literature of German-speaking cultures.

AP GERMAN* – W4051 & W4052

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): German III and Instructor approval
Fee: $80 AP Exam fee due Nov. 2019; fee assistance available
College prep/NCAA approved
Extended Application Offered

AP German prepares students to be successful on the Advanced Placement German Exam, which colleges generally use to award twelve 300-Level German college credits. Students will learn high-level vocabulary, so they can be fluent in the six themes of the course: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Emphasis will be placed on cultural comparisons, using class discussions, current events, and listening activities. Students will also be able to take the Deutsches Sprachdiplom 1, which prepares students for university study in Germany. Students in this course are expected to register and pay in November 2019 to take the National AP Exam in May 2020. (*) Denotes Weighted Grade Course

MANDARIN I – W7011 & W7012

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): None
College prep/NCAA approved

Students will learn the fundamentals of the language by speaking, listening, reading and writing Mandarin. In addition, students will engage in conversations about typical daily situations, expressing likes and dislikes, basic needs and travel. At the end of the course, students will be able to speak and write Mandarin using present and simple future tenses. Vocabulary topics include the classroom, family, weather, clothing and food.

MANDARIN II – W7021 & W7022

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Mandarin I and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

This course will build upon skills developed in Mandarin I, extending students’ ability to understand and express themselves in Mandarin and increasing their vocabulary. Students learn how to engage in discourse for informative or social purposes, write expressions or passages that show understanding of sentence construction and phrasing, and comprehend the language when spoken slowly. Students will also explore the customs, history, and art forms of Chinese-speaking people to deepen their
understanding of the culture(s).

MANDARIN III – W7031 & W7032

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Mandarin II and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

Students will continue to improve their skills in Mandarin Chinese. Students will develop an advanced understanding of Chinese language concepts and cultures. This course includes topics such as Appearance, Occupation, Food, Community, Personality, etc., and students will learn a variety of new vocabulary and sentence structures to express ideas related (but not limited to) these topics. Students will also have the opportunity to experience with different types of media in Mandarin Chinese (TV shows, music, etc.) to help them engage with culture and language.

MANDARIN IV – W7041 & W7042

Length/Credit(s): 2 semesters/1.0 AA credit
Grade(s): 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Mandarin III and Instructor approval
College prep/NCAA approved

Students in this class will be able to understand and respond to spoken and written texts in Mandarin. They will interpret information and ideas presented in complex spoken and written language, draw conclusions and recognize implied opinions and attitudes in texts read and viewed, going beyond basic reading and listening and learning to find the intent and viewpoint of the speaker or writer. They will engage in conversation and write structured text to share informed, organized ideas on topics of personal interest and global significance, in a range of interpersonal and cultural contexts. They will be able to communicate substantial information containing relevant ideas and justified opinions on events, experiences and concepts explored in class, and build on their existing knowledge to develop advanced skill in the language.

PCC Options

CAREER ENCOUNTERS IN PROFESSIONAL ARTS - 3301 & 3302

Length/Credit(s): .5 AA credit and 2 College Credits
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Only available 7th or 8th period
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual credit

Explores career opportunities in professional arts related career technical fields through an experiential process. Showcases three to five programs which may include graphic storytelling, foundry (metal casting), music education, painting and digital music/production. Includes lectures covering how to research information about targeted careers and the realities of the world of work. The class provides an immersion into professional arts related career technical program classrooms, shops, and labs to learn basic skills and to participate in hands-on activities of these industries. Course is team taught by content experts in all programs represented.

CAREER ENCOUNTERS IN TRANSPORTATION TRADES - 3301 & 3302

Length/Credit(s): .5 AA credit and 2 College Credits
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Only available 7th or 8th period
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual credit

Explores career opportunities in transportation related career technical fields through an experiential process. Showcases three to five programs which may include auto collision repair and body paint, aviation science, aviation maintenance, diesel mechanics, and welding. Includes lectures covering how to research information about targeted careers and the realities of the world of work. The class provides an immersion into transportation related career technical program classrooms, shops, and labs to learn basic skills and to participate in hands on activities of these industries. Course is team taught by content experts in all programs represented.

CAREER ENCOUNTERS IN CONSTRUCTION TRADES - 3301 & 3302

Length/Credit(s): .5 AA credit and 2 College Credits
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Only available 7th or 8th period
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual credit

Explores career opportunities in construction related career technical fields through an experiential process. Showcases three to five programs which may include space planning and design, computer aided design, essential construction tools, design building, and remodeling. Includes lectures covering how to research information about targeted careers and the realities of the world of work. The class provides an immersion into construction related career technical program classrooms, shops, and labs to learn basic skills and to participate in hands on activities of these industries. Course is team taught by content experts in all programs represented.

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (ECHS)* - 3301 & 3302

Length/Credit(s):
Grade(s): 11 and 12
Prerequisite(s): Application Based Program
College prep/NCAA approved
Free PCC Dual credit
Early College High School (ECHS)
• PCC Rock Creek Campus-17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97229
• PCC Sylvania Campus-12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

ECHS is a unique opportunity for students to blend high school and college in a personalized and rigorous education program at Rock Creek or Sylvania campuses. Students must be willing to make a two-year commitment to the program and attend PCC full-time. Students manage their own schedules and take regular college courses with other PCC students. ECHS staff, located on the Rock Creek and Sylvania campus, provide a system of support and career guidance. Every student takes orientation classes and career development coursework. Eligible students are in 11th and 12th grade or 16 years of age. They are approved to attend by their home high school and accepted to college through ECHS and PCC’s application process. It is possible for students to earn a high school diploma, and Associate’s Degree or up to two years of college credit. Applications are taken at the beginning of most college terms. Application timelines and additional information is available on the ECHS website at: www.beaverton,k12.or.us/echs or you can contact Early College office at 971-722-7473 for more information.

*Note: this class is off campus at PCC Rock Creek and follows the PCC calendar for the given term. The class does not meet on Fridays. Students will have Early Release on the days that the Career Encounters class does not meet. All tuition, fees, and equipment are paid for by the Beaverton School District. Students earn both high school and college credit. Transportation from the comprehensive high schools and Merlo Station is provided.