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Course Catalog

2016-2017 Cal Hills Course Catalog

English- 40 credits required

 

Course

Description

Teacher

English 11

This is a course that will develop students’ reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking abilities through an extensive study of poetry, dramas, short stories, non-fiction works and novels. The course will also emphasize the writing process and vocabulary development.

Mendoza

English 12

The goal of this course is to expand student opportunities by preparing them to meet college and career demands. This will be accomplished through various units of study which will include expository, analytical and argumentative writing. Students will also engage in lessons to increase their comprehension and ability to respond to various non-fiction and literary texts. Finally, students will participate in a variety of communicative tasks to increase their ability to collaborate, persuade, and clarify ideas.

Scott

Film Literature

The goal of this course is to expand student opportunities by preparing them to meet college and career demands. This will be accomplished through the analysis of film and text in the context of thematic units. Students will demonstrate analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of media and text through written assignments and in a variety of communicative tasks to increase their ability to collaborate, persuade, and clarify ideas.

Mendoza

SAP English

The goal of this course is to expand student opportunities by preparing them to meet college and career demands. This will be accomplished through accelerated units of study which will include the analysis of different philosophical approaches, literary texts, and argumentative strategies. Additionally, students will participate in a variety of communicative tasks to increase their ability to collaborate, persuade, and clarify ideas.

Scott

 

 

Social Science- 35 credits required

 

Course

Description

Teacher

World History

World History is a year long course that fulfills the 10th Grade Socials Studies California Graduation requirements. We focus on world development and conflicts from 1750 to 1950. REQUIRED 10 credits

Freeman

US History

A one year study of American historical events which have shaped American society. REQUIRED 10 credits

Mitchell

Economics

Economics provides students with an introduction to the field and how the US market economy functions. Students also learn the basics of personal finance including banking, credit, budgeting, finding a place to live, and investing among other topics. REQUIRED 5 credits

Testa

Government

A one semester overview of the American government political system. We cover the topics such as: executive, legislative, and judicial branches; current political trends and news; important Supreme Court cases; etc. REQUIRED 5 credits

Testa

 Cultural History Cultural History is a Social Studies elective. We examine and investigate current world issues and cultures to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the world and the people in it.  Freeman

Career Exploration

Career Exploration is a social science elective course. The primary goal of Career Exploration is to help students find meaningful employment. The early part of the course is spent helping students learn more about their personality and career interests. Later coursework is spent helping students map their career path. Students also get the opportunity in Career Exploration to prepare for the job application process by completing resumes, cover letters, and preparing for interviews. Throughout the course, students will complete assignments that will aim to develop their proficiency in technology in hopes of preparing students for college and 21st employment.

Not currently offered.

SAP Social Science

SAP Social Science focuses on helping students develop their writing and research skills. The course details techniques for completing research and writing alongside a course long research topic which varies by quarter. The schoolwide survey and the presentation and analysis of those results is a classwide endeavour, but the other parts of the quarter long research project are completed independently.

Mitchell

SWAG

Students With Achievable Goals is the senior project class. This course is designed as a semester long course based on two projects. The first quarter is based on a personal reflection project and presentation. The second quarter is based on a realistic two year plan project and presentation in order to help students better understand what to expect after graduation.

Not currently offered.

 

 

Mathematics- 30 credits required

 

Course

Description

Teacher

Algebra I

The state standards for Algebra 1 involve understanding, writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. When graphing linear equations, emphasis will be on the slope-intercept formula and slope in general as it relates to parallel and perpendicular lines. Solving systems of two linear equations in two unknowns, Solving Quadratic equations by factoring, using graphs, and applying the quadratic formula, and Operations on monomial and polynomial expressions are covered.

Komar

Integrated I

 

Nyantika

Geometry

 

Nyantika

Integrated II

This is the second year course in the Integrated Common Core Pathway at Calaveras Hills High School.  Math 2 builds on understanding of functions from Math 1 by extending characteristic and behavior of linear & exponential relations to quadratic functions.  Topics will include exponents, quadratics, probability, complex numbers, and geometry regarding triangles properties, circles, and proofs.  The eight Mathematical Practice Standards will be implemented in the course as well.  It is intended for you to be active learners and use critical thinking to solve problems and formulate certain properties and formulas on your own.

Komar

Integrated III

Aligns with Integrated Math 2 to build on understanding of functions from Math 1 by extending characteristic and behavior of linear & exponential relations to quadratic functions. Topics will include polynomial and rational functions, sequences and series, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry and analyzing trigonometric functions, probability & statistics, complex numbers, optimization and geometric modeling. In addition, the eight Mathematical Practice Standards will be implemented in the course as well. It is intended for you to be active learners and use critical thinking to solve problems and formulate certain properties and formulas on your own.

Komar

SAP Math

 

Nyantika

 

 

Science- 20 credits required

 

Course

Description

Teacher

Life Science

Study of Life's processes evident in the Earth's major Biomes.

Jenkins

Human Biology

Study of the psychological and physiological process of human beings.

Jenkins

Physical Science

 

Augustine

SAP Science

Study of Newtonian Physics as it relates to the studies of flight, high performance automobiles, and surfing.

Jenkins

 

 

Art- 10 credits required

 

Course

Description

Teacher

Art Exploration

This course is about learning the basic visual art terminology and skills. The content covers fundamental 2-D and 3-D visual art.

Tessimond

Drawing I

This course is a fundamental drawing class. Students explore the elements and principles of design. A variety of drawing materials are used such as, charcoal, pastels and india ink.

Tessimond

Art Special Topic

This course explores cultural and historical aspects of visual art. Students use a variety of materials such as, clay, plaster and watercolors.

Tessimond


 

Other- 10 credits of PE required

 

Course

Description

Teacher

CROP

Credit Recovery Odysseyware Program (CROP) began in August 2015 with the goal of helping students recover credits. Students take courses on the Odysseyware platform in a large catalog of high school and AP courses.

Testa

Physical Education

Study and practice on the mental, physical, and social activities of healthy living in the 21st Century.

Jenkins

Study Skills

The opportunity for students to develop self-monitor, organization, and other strategies to be academically successful. Students also have the opportunity to work on coursework from all subjects pertinent to their schedule. This course is aligned to the students services and needs according to the Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Flores

Introduction to Engineering (CTE)

Through a series of hands-on projects, activities and computer integrated instruction, students will explore the world of design as it applies to Engineering. We use the same programs and tools used by business and industry, which will include Tinkercad CAD software. Students will learn to design projects, create prototypes (using everyday objects that could be purchased in a neighborhood hardware store), and prepare drawings to industry standards so the product can be manufactured. Students will create an Engineering Design Brief documenting the complete engineering process. An introduction to 3D printers for prototyping will be included.

Komar

Yearbook

 

Mendoza