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ENGLISH

College Prep Reading and Writing - Online
 
Students in this course will know the specifics of writing including vocabulary strategies, and literary technique, be able to analyze and understand the styles and techniques of high-quality nonfiction writing including voice, word choice, sentence fluency and organization, and create nonfiction pieces modeled after styles studied in class. 
  • Grade: 11-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: .5 credit (English) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester 
  • NCAA Approved

MATH

College Algebra - Online (Dual Credit with the University of Colorado at Denver)
Topics in algebra designed for students who intend to take the calculus in college. Functions, domains, ranges, graphs, data scatter plots and curve fitting, solving equations and systems of equations, polynomial functions, rational functions, and selected other topics. Graphic calculators and/or computer algebra systems are used extensively. Applications are emphasized. Students will be responsible for paying tuition for university credit. 
  • Grade: 11 - 12 
  • Prerequisite: Must have completed math through Algebra 2 with a C or better 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Mathematics) plus 3 college credits 
  • Course Length: 1 semester 
  • NCAA Approved 
  • Dual credit FAQs
College Trigonometry - Online (Dual Credit with the University of Colorado at Denver)
Topics in trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions designed for students who intend to take the calculus in college. Angles and trigonometry functions of acute angles, analytic trigonometry, fundamental trigonometric functions and identities including hyperbolic trigonometry, parametric equations, and polar coordinate system. Graphic calculators and/or computer algebra systems are used extensively. Applications are emphasized. Students will be responsible for paying tuition for university credit. 
  • Grade: 11 - 12 
  • Prerequisite: College Algebra 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Mathematics) plus 3 college credits 
  • Course Length: 1 semester 
  • NCAA Approved 
  • Dual credit FAQs

SCIENCE

Biology - Online
Biology is an ecological approach to the study of life science. Students will discover the interrelationships between organisms and the environment, how organisms are classified, and mechanisms for adaptations that lead to biodiversity. Students will perform simulations and labs at home with equipment provided. 
  • Grade: 9-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: 1 credit (Science) 
  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • NCAA Approved
Geology - Online
 
Geology will examine the earth as a dynamic system. Students will examine processes for and evidence of how the earth renews itself, including weathering, erosion, and plate tectonics. Students will also learn about the costs, benefits and consequences of using energy resources. Students will perform labs at home with equipment provided. 
  • Grade: 11-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Science) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester 
  • NCAA Approved

SOCIAL STUDIES

American Government - Online
 
American Government focuses on the constitutional principles of the United States republican form of government and how to apply this constitutional knowledge to form an understanding of government and it's relationships on the local, state, national and international levels. 
  • Grade: 10-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Social Studies, fulfills state civics requirement) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester 
  • NCAA Approved
Geography - Online
 
Geography is a semester long course designed to introduce students to the major themes of space, people, culture, economics and resource issues. Students in this course will be exposed to these geographical themes by studying major regions of the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. Students taking this course are expected to master the use of maps and spatial data sets, as well as complete projects and papers. 
  • Grade: 9-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Social Studies) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester 
  • NCAA Approved
United States History - Online
 
American History online offers an interpretive overview of American history using a thematic and standards-based approach to learning. The themes used to interpret history will revolve around the following areas: Economic and political processes; immigration, urbanization, and the changing demographics of the United States; Progressivism and the struggle for social justice; change and continuity in U.S. foreign policy. Our objective is to understand not only what happened in American History but also why it happened, using a variety of primary sources and a wide range of scholarly interpretations. The eras covered will range from European migration to North America through the present day. 
  • Grade: 9-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: 1 credit (Social Studies) 
  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • NCAA Approved

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Health - Online
 
Health focuses on issues and components of personal health as they apply to mental, physical, emotional, and social well-being. Topics include stress management, self-destructive behaviors, sexuality, substance abuse, nutrition, fitness, diseases and others. Click here to see the topics covered in health.
  • Grade: 10-12 
  • Prerequisite: None 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Fulfills District Health Requirement) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester
Personal Fitness I - Online
 
Students in Personal Fitness I will learn about the components of fitness and wellness in order to establish a personal fitness plan that will be implemented throughout the semester. Although this is an online class, the course standards do require students to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility, strength, and endurance exercise. Students will be issued a heart rate monitor to measure their progress and must exercise for 150 minutes per week in their target heart rate zone (143 - 173 beats per minute) in addition to written work and other exercise. Students will also be required to attend four fitness-testing sessions throughout the semester (dates will be announced before the semester begins). 
  • Grade: 9-12 
  • Prerequisite: Parent permission form 
  • Credit: .5 credit (Physical Education) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester
Personal Fitness II - Online
Students in Personal Fitness II continue to work on their fitness goals and plans developed in Personal Fitness I. Students will be required to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility, strength, and endurance exercise. Students will be issued a heart rate monitor to measure their progress and must exercise for 180 minutes per week in their target heart rate zone (143 - 173 beats per minute) in addition to other exercise. Students will also be required to attend four fitness-testing sessions throughout the semester (dates will be announced before the semester begins). 
  • Grade: 9-12 
  • Prerequisite: Personal Fitness I and parent permission form ​
  • Credit: .5 credit (Physical Education) 
  • Course Length: 1 semester
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