• COURSE DEPT COURSE DESCRIPTION UC/CSU Approved
    Academic Competition General This elective course will prepare the student to compete more effectively in the various academic competitions and endeavors throughout the school year. The course will allow the student to explore different areas of study in their attempt to compete successfully in inter-school competitions. Students should be aware that most competitions occur outside the regular school day. Y
    Acting S Fine Arts Students will learn the basic principles of stage acting, including memorization and performance techniques for short scene performances before a class audience. Grading is based upon demonstration of acting abilities in the following areas: memorization of lines, creation of character, physical mobility on stage, blocking of scenes, projection of voice to house area and general acting skills related to performance. Y
    Advanced Acting Fine Arts A continuation of beginning acting and performing arts with emphasis on advanced scene work and performance. Students will learn to study and analyze scripts and prepare audition pieces for college and professional auditions. They will learn to make scene cuttings, act in various historical styles and prepare scenes for festivals and other public performances. They will study theatre in different cultures. The course is for the serious acting student who wants to learn advanced acting skills. Y
    Algebra I Support Mathematics The goal of Algebra Support is to allow students the extra time needed to master the algebra one standards in a single school year. This class is to be taken concurrently with Algebra 1. During this additional period of instruction, students will be given time to build competency with the expected entry level knowledge components needed for each unit on the Algebra 1 course. They will also be given additional modeling tasks and concrete practice of the current unit of study on the Algebra course. N
    AP Calculus AB Mathematics This course provides students with college level Calculus instruction, a rigorous mathematics curriculum that will allow them to begin earning college credit. The course is designed to serve the needs of the college-bound student. This course covers all of the topics as outlined in the AP Calculus Course Description for Calculus AB as published by the College Board in 2016. All students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus AB examination in May. Students earning a 4 or 5 on the AP exam will earn 1 semester college Calculus credit. Y
    AP Calculus AB s2 Mathematics This course provides students with college level Calculus instruction, a rigorous mathematics curriculum that will allow them to begin earning college credit. The course is designed to serve the needs of the college bound student. This course covers all of the topics as outlined in the AP Calculus Course Description for Calculus AB as published by the College Board in 2016. All students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus AB examination in May. Students earning a 4 or 5 on the AP exam will earn 1 semester college Calculus credit. Y
    AP Calculus BC Mathematics This course provides students with college level Calculus instruction, a rigorous mathematics curriculum that will allow them to begin earning college credit. The course is designed to serve the needs of the college preparation student. This course covers all of the topics as outlined in the AP Calculus Course Description for Calculus BC as published by the College Board. All students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus BC examination in May or complete a college-level project. Students earning a 4 or 5 on the AP exam will earn 1 year college Calculus credit. Y
    AP Computer Science A Mathematics This course provides students with an introduction to computer science and is designed to prepare the student to pass the AP Computer Science A test. This course includes object-oriented programming methodology with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first semester course in computer science. It also includes the study of data structures and abstraction. Students who complete this class will be more competitive for college acceptance, and have the basic programming skills to be successful in their engineering and mathematics classes. Y
    AP Environmental Science Science The AP Environmental Science course is a full-year course designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science. Unlike most other introductory-level college science courses, environmental science is offered from a wide variety of departments, including geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography. The AP Environmental Science course has been developed to be a rigorous science course that stresses scientific principles and analysis and includes a laboratory component; as such, it is intended to enable students to undertake, as first-year college students, a more advanced study of topics in environmental science or, alternatively, to fulfill a basic requirement for a laboratory science and thus free time for taking other courses. In both breadth and level of detail, the content of the course reflects what is found in many introductory college courses in environmental science.

    The goal of the course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them, and to develop and focus their own political perspective.
    Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science.
    Y
    AP Human Geography Social Science AP Human Geography is designed to provide the high school student with the equivalent of an introductory college-level human geography course. This course is designed to introduce high school freshmen to the rigors of an Advanced Placement course. The student will have to read a college level textbook, write essays at a level to allow them to pass the AP exam, and perform research on Human Geography projects. The course will provide an opportunity for the student to take the AP Human Geography exam for possible college credit. While this course is designed for ninth graders, it will be open to all grade levels. Y
    AP Physics 1 Science AP Physics 1 is a college level course that uses advanced algebra and trigonometry as the primary tools for problem solving. The course covers topics in mechanics, energy, waves, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. Students are expected to devote considerable time and effort to this course, typically 1 to 2 hours per day outside of class. Every student is strongly encouraged to take the AP Physics Exam. Y
    AP Psychology Social Science The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the main subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The course will provide an opportunity for the student to take the AP Psychology exam for possible college credit. Y
    AP Spanish Language Foreign Language Skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding continue to almost native-like levels. Students may earn an extra grade point for a grade of A, B, or C. Y
    AP Spanish Literature Foreign Language Skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding continue at near native-like levels. Students may earn an extra grade point for a grade of A, B, or C. Y
    AP Statistics Mathematics The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring Data (Describing patterns and departures from patterns), Sampling and Experimentation (Planning and conducting a study), Anticipating Patterns (Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation), Statistical Inference (Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses).This course covers all of the topics as outlined in the AP Statistics Description as published by the College Board. All students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Statistics examination in May. Y
    AP Studio Art Fine Arts The Advanced Placement Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated, college bound students who are seriously interested in the study of art. Students will be expected to spend significantly more time than a typical art class in preparation of an Advanced Placement Portfolio for submission to the Advanced Placement College Board. All students will be encouraged to submit their completed portfolios. Students may earn an extra grade point for a grade of A, B, or C. This course is designed to meet one year of the UC elective requirement and students may elect to take the advanced placement examination. Y
    Applied Library Media Studies General Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of the operation of a 21st Century School Library Media Center. Students will assist staff and students in locating, evaluating, and utilizing resources while learning to use technology safely, legally, and ethically. This course allows students to practice skills employers seek. Responsibility, dependability, initiative, and attention to detail, as well as communication, organization, and leadership skills are stressed in this course. N
    Art I Fine Arts Art I is a year-long, sequential, introductory art course designed for students at the beginning high school level. This course is based on the elements of art and principles of design and, as such, provides a basic foundation for art that will enable students to increase their visual perception, creative expression, historical and cultural awareness, and aesthetic valuing. Art I establishes the foundational skill-set that is essential to success in higher artistic disciplines. Successful completion of Art I will meet the UC/CSU a-g requirements. Y
    Performing Arts S2 Fine Arts Performing Arts is a one-year course with a two-semester emphasis on individual progression. The first semester involves intermediate and advanced techniques in acting, stage presence, voice, audition, voice singing and speaking range, breathing and physicalization of character. In the second semester, students will formulate small performing groups in dramatic readings, chamber performance, children’s theatre, monologues, duets and trios. Students will prepare portfolios and scenes for audition performance outside the high school environment. Y
    Art II Fine Arts Art II is a continuation of learning of art fundamentals and techniques with emphasis on commercial art and graphic design.
    By the end of each semester, students are expected to do the following:
    Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the psychology involved with most advertising techniques.
    Discuss and promote the concept of working creatively in many art-related fields.
    Demonstrate a basic understanding of color and design in the graphic design community.
    Demonstrate skills in using art to communicate effectively.
    Show ability for making critical judgments about effectiveness of design.
    Demonstrate an understanding of the basic historical development of graphic equipment, techniques, and products.
    Develop a portfolio demonstrating ability to execute basic paste up and layout techniques.
    Have experience in techniques that stimulate the creative process and understand the steps in creating and executing a concept.
    Y
    Advanced Acting S2 Fine Arts A continuation of beginning acting and performing arts with emphasis on advanced scene work and performance. Students will learn to study and analyze scripts and prepare audition pieces for college and professional auditions. They will learn to make scene cuttings, act in various historical styles and prepare scenes for festival and other public performance. They will study theatre from different cultures. The course is for the serious acting student who wants to learn advanced acting skills. Y
    Art III Fine Arts Background in Art I and Art II plus personal experience should prepare students to learn methods of water colors, oil painting, and acrylics. Many advanced techniques, styles, and methods will be studied. Y
    Art III S2 Fine Arts Background in Art I and Art II plus personal experience should prepare students to learn methods of water colors, oil painting, and acrylics. Many advanced techniques, styles, and methods will be studied. Y
    Art IV Fine Arts Background in Art I and Art II plus personal experience should prepare students to learn methods of water colors, oil painting, and acrylics. Many advanced techniques, styles, and methods will be studied. Y
    Art IV S2 Fine Arts Background in Art I and Art II plus personal experience should prepare students to learn methods of water colors, oil painting, and acrylics. Many advanced techniques, styles, and methods will be studied. Y
    AVID 1st Year General Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. Y
    AP Studio Art S2 Fine Arts The Advanced Placement Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated, college-bound students who are seriously interested in the study of art. Students will be expected to spend significantly more time than a typical art class in preparation of an Advanced Placement Portfolio for submission to the Advanced Placement College Board. All students will be encouraged to submit their completed portfolios. Students may earn an extra grade point for a grade of A, B, or C. This course is designed to meet one year of the UC elective requirement and students may elect to take the advanced placement examination. Y
    AVID 2nd Year General Requires AVID Coordinator Approval Y
    AVID Junior Seminar General AVID Coordinator Approval Required Y
    AVID Senior Seminar General AVID Coordinator Approval Required- UC Approved Y
    Beginning Band Fine Arts Beginning Band emphasizes instruction in basic techniques of instrument playing. These include skills in tone, intonation, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, articulation, harmony, and phrasing. In addition, the course will explore wind literature and performance practices from various historical/cultural sources as well as provide many opportunities for music appreciation and knowledge of college/career opportunities. N
    Chamber Choir Fine Arts This course allows students with previous choral experience to further their abilities in and understanding of choral music performance as a mode of self-expression. An audition is required for admission. Exercises are given to develop the singing voice. Literature to be studied and performed may include: both sacred and secular, a variety of historical periods, a capella and accompanied, in three, four, or more parts. When appropriate, students will learn choreography and staging to enhance their performances. Students will produce a series of evening concerts for the community. Students may participate in various choral competitions throughout the year. Participation in all performances is required by all members unless excused by the instructor. Y
    Chinese I (Mandarin) Foreign Language   N
    Chorus Fine Arts This course emphasizes instruction in techniques of beginning age appropriate vocal production, creative expression through singing, and beginning concepts of musicianship. Exercises are given to develop the singing voice in an age-appropriate manner as well as exercises to teach music reading and basic music theory. Literature to be studied and performed may include: both sacred and secular, a variety of historical periods, a capella and accompanied, in unison, two or three parts. Students will produce a series of evening concerts for the community. Participation in all performances is required by all members unless excused by the instructor. Y
    College & Career Readiness General College and Career Readiness is a rigorous, academically-based course founded on the Course Standards for High School Transition Classes culminating with every student developing a 10-year plan. Upon completion students will recognize what staying in school means to their future happiness and life satisfaction. The overlying theme of the course provides students the opportunity to uncover their own unique answers to three important questions: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? By exploring their own particular abilities, ambitions, and dreams, students learn not only how this knowledge can help them plan for a future career and successful life, but the importance of being able to read, write, speak and compute well. N
    Computer Mapping with GIS I ROP Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals provides an in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including the history of automated mapping and how GIS applications are used in science, government, and business. Basic cartographic principles including map scales, coordinate systems and map projections. Students will experience hands-on use of hardware and software elements emphasizing vector-based data structures using ArcView including raster-based data structures using ArcView Spatial Analysis extension. Specific topics covered include GIS terminology, raster and vector data structures, data sources and accuracy, methods of data acquisition, conversion and input, requirements for metadata, working with spatial data databases (map features and attribute tables), and spatial analysis (map overlays, buffers, networks). Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. Y
    Consumer Math Mathematics This course is designed for students who are deficient in Mathematics credit for graduation. It is intended to help students develop into active, knowledgeable, thoughtful consumers, and to prepare them to skillfully engage in consumer activities and to understand the mathematics that underlie their choices and decision-making. Computational skills in the areas of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent and measurement are reviewed and taught as they apply to consumer applications. Topics to be studied include personal and home finances; transportation and housing; investments; loans and credit cards; taxation; and insurance. N
    Creative Writing English This course provides an opportunity for upper class high school students to pursue advanced creative writing work. The purpose of this course is three fold: 1) to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative/creative literature, thus deepening their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers, 2) to enable students to create works of literature in various genres, including, but not limited to: short story/fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and 3) to prepare students with the reading, analytical, and writing skills necessary for success in this course and later in their college work. N
    Credit Recovery Lab General Credit Recovery is an online based course system used by students who are credit deficient and in need of making up a course that was failed. These are online courses with a certificated teacher present in the room at all times. Course is student-paced but all students are expected to complete a semester class during the semester enrolled. N
    Culinary I Technology & Applied Studies This is the second course in the Hospitality Pathway, or it could be the first for those students who are interested in learning basic culinary arts. It focuses on key aspects of the food service and restaurant industry. Students taking this class will have in-depth, hands-on experiences that emphasize industry awareness, sanitation and safe food handling, food and beverage production, nutrition, food service, restaurant management, and customer service. Requirements for pursuing a career in Food Service will be covered. Students will also be exposed to post-high school education and career opportunities. Students in this class may be required to get a San Bernardino Food Workers Permit. Y
    Culinary II Technology & Applied Studies Culinary II is the final capstone course in the Hospitality Pathway. It provides students with further knowledge and skills they will need to begin a career in Hospitality Food Service. Emphasis begins with students learning about healthy food choices. Students will gain experience in food preparation and serving, global cuisines, and food sustainability. The course is aligned with ProStart program opportunities, Carl Perkins funding requirements, and takes an industry-infused approach. N
    Film Studies English The purpose of this course is to help students improve reading, writing and critical thinking skills that will assist them in meeting standards in the core Language Arts curriculum. In addition students will develop listening skills, literary analysis, and film analysis skills. Possible careers in the film industry will also be discussed. Y
    Food and Nutrition Technology & Applied Studies This applied laboratory based course focuses on nutrition, health, and wellness, food safety and sanitation, food purchasing, food preparation techniques, meal service etiquette, cultures, food production and technology along with facilities and equipment. Students use equipment and supplies for food preparation labs. Students develop the ability to research, collect data, analyze information, report findings and evaluate food products and performance. This course is the second in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Pathway. Y
    Geology Science Physical Geology is an in-depth study of how the earth is constructed and the processes that have formed the earth and continue to change the Earth’s surface. Topics will include: the understanding of the formation and identification of rocks and minerals; the types of volcanoes and how and why they erupt; the weathering of rocks and their effects on Earth’s surface and human populations; rivers and groundwater and the ecological impacts of humans on water sources; glaciers, deserts, beaches, and the ocean floor; earthquakes and their relationships to plate tectonics and the effects on humans; how mountains form; and fossils and their relationships to Earth’s past. Y
    Hospitality Marketing Technology & Applied Studies This course provides students with an introduction to Hospitality Marketing and is designed to provide a basic introduction to the scope and importance of hospitality marketing. The course is also designed to serve the needs of both college and career readiness. This course is based upon the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Education Framework which includes food science, food service and hospitality including tourism and recreation. This class is also based on the framework found in the marketing, sales and service sector and includes business, management and entrepreneurship; communication and interpersonal skills and professional development foundation. Emphasis will be placed on both oral and written communications, mathematic applications, problem solving, and critical thinking skills, as they relate to hospitality, marketing, food and beverage markets, tourism markets, distribution, pricing, product/service management, promotion, entrepreneurship, and selling. Instructional strategies may include computer/technology applications, as well as real and/or simulated occupational experiences and projects in the business and marketing functions. Y
    HS Link Crew General The purpose of the Link Crew class is to tap the potential and maximize the benefits of the Link Crew Program. These benefits include increased sense of community, improved climate and successful transition of new students. The focus of this class is on freshmen and new students’ success which gives it a specific, therefore plausible and measurable goal. It is proactive instead of reactive to challenges that students face, and it serves as a resource for administration, counseling, and faculty to use in support of students. N
    Intro to Zoology Science This course will examine the physical and biological components of the aquatic and terrestrial environments. The study will include evaluating the characteristics and classification of aquatic and terrestrial organisms, both vertebrates and invertebrates. Evidence for the evolution of life on earth and taxonomy of all organisms will be considered. Y
    Introduction to Business Technology & Applied Studies This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop basic business skills. Topics will include an introduction to our free enterprise system and world economies, business leadership and careers, financial management, online business and social media, ethics, career planning, social responsibility and entrepreneurship. Upon completion of this course, students will have developed basic business skills to carry into their business and personal lives after graduation. Y
    Introductory Statistics Mathematics This course provides students with an introduction to Statistics and is designed to provide another math option for all students. The course is also designed to serve the needs of both college and career training students. In this course, students will graph data in several formats and interpret graphs in the news for validity. Students will measure center and spread. Students will analyze the relationship between two variables with correlation and regression. Students will learn how to collect data and draw conclusions from data. Students will learn probability rules and determine how likely an event is to occur. Students will be exposed to methods used to estimate population parameters from samples. Y
    Jazz Stage Band Fine Arts Jazz Band emphasizes instruction in advanced techniques of jazz instrument playing. These include skills in tone, intonation, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, articulation, harmony, phrasing, style, and improvisation. Students will also experience a variety of music activities through participation, performance, creation, interpretation, and evaluation. In addition, the course will explore jazz literature and performance practices from various historical/cultural sources as well as provide many opportunities for music appreciation and knowledge of college/career opportunities. N
    Journalism I English Journalism I is a full year, college-preparatory class that focuses on the fundamentals of scholastic journalism. Students are introduced to all aspects of newspaper writing, reporting, and editing, and cover a wide range of informational texts in preparation for becoming a member of the school newspaper staff. In order to learn the process of producing a school newspaper, class members work alongside year two-through-four journalism students who comprise the newspaper staff. Through mentorship and modeling, year one journalism students “learn the ropes” before they join the staff. Y
    Journalism II English Journalism II is an advanced workshop in newspaper reporting and editing with students responsible for the production of the school newspaper. This course is a full year, college-preparatory class and is designed for second-year journalism students. Students study all aspects of newspaper writing, reporting, and editing, as well covering a wide range of literature. In addition, students will develop and maintain diverse journalistic skills and will be encouraged, or even required, to write for all sections of the school newspaper. It is held concurrently with Journalism I, III, and IV. Y
    Journalism III English Journalism III an advanced workshop in newspaper reporting and editing designed for third-year staff members. It is a full year, college-preparatory class in which students study all aspects of newspaper writing, reporting, and editing. Building on the concepts introduced in Journalism I and II, students polish their writing and critical thinking skills through intense literature study, essay writing, and the actual writing and editing of the school newspaper. Students also are expected to take on new challenges and to take an added role in the class such as an editorship or to mentor new students and students in Journalism I and II. Y
    Journalism IV English Journalism IV is an advanced workshop in newspaper reporting and editing with students responsible for the production of the high school newspaper. It is a college preparatory course designed for fourth-year staff members and is held concurrently with Journalism I – III. The course stresses advanced journalistic and expository writing skills in addition to intense application of written conventions, word usage, grammar, and style rules as carried out in all phases of the production of the school newspaper. Students continue to improve demonstrably from previous year, to take on new challenges, and to add responsibilities that involve leadership roles and specific leadership positions. Y
    Leadership General This course is designed to be a working class for the Associated Student Body Council and class officers. Students will learn the various aspects of leadership and the responsibilities of holding a student government office. ASB meetings will be conducted during the class periods. Time will be spent on planning class and school activities. N
    Life Management & Home Economics Technology & Applied Studies Life Management is a Consumer and Family Studies (CFS) course designed as an introductory course for all students but recommended for students in grades 9 or 10 so they can complete a pathway. It provides students with a solid foundation for entering concentration courses in one of the HECT (Home Economics Careers and Technology) pathways offered at Colton High School. The course focuses on skills for managing personal, family, and work responsibilities, and career development. It provides students with the opportunity to gain life management skills through leadership and career development with FHA-HERO activities. Y
    Marching Band Fine Arts Students will learn, rehearse and perform various styles and forms of contemporary and modern instrumental music. In addition, various field and/or street drills that enhance the style and form of the music will be rehearsed and performed. Students will learn to evaluate individuals and group performances of contemporary bands. N
    Marine Biology Science This course will examine the physical and biological components of the marine environment. The study will include evaluating the characteristics and classification of marine organisms, both vertebrates and invertebrates. Evidence for the evolution of life on earth will be considered. The effects of the marine environment on global life systems and human use of the ocean habitat and its resources for economic purposes will also be explored. Y
    Microsoft Word Technology & Applied Studies   N
    MRWC Mathematics The MRWC course is designed as a 4th year mathematics course that will prepare students for college-level mathematics, including pre-calculus, calculus, and other quantitative reasoning courses. The MRWC curriculum
    includes standards listed in the Precalculus Chapter of the Mathematics Framework and combines concepts of trigonometry, geometry, and algebra that lead to the study of calculus in a way that is substantively different from the traditional curriculum. The prerequisite for MRWC is a minimum grade of C in Integrated Math III / Algebra 2.
    Instruction will emphasize the use of and fluency in the full range of the language of mathematics. Content topics will be approached through six instructional modalities i.e. verbal, numeric, symbolic, graphical,
    geometric, and technological. Different forms of formative and summative assessments will be used. Students will demonstrate their ongoing
    conceptual understanding and procedural fluency through mathematical activities, small group discussions and explorations, personal reflection quick writes, in addition to worksheets and individual written
    assessments such as quizzes, tests, final summative exams. Students will also be assessed through group projects, oral and written presentations.
    Y
    Multicultural Perspectives Social Science Students in this course will be introduced to the study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. This course will also provide students with the knowledge of our nation's past and present multicultural realities. The diversity of the United States will be emphasized to examine a variety of populations found in the United States. This includes, but is not limited to: Latino, African-American, Asian, European, and Native Americans. Students will also examine multiculturalism in the United States through a socio-historical context which includes an analysis of contemporary issues of many timely topic; discrimination against Muslim Americans in the post-9/11 era; minority relations; the changing role of the media and influence on culture; the civil rights movement as it continues today; and current status of the original people, Native Americans. Y
    Naval Science Drill Team General The curriculum for Naval Science Drill is derived from the curriculum for Naval Science I – IV. The purpose of NJROTC Drill is to build on the basic qualities of a good follower and an effective leader. Students will be directly involved in drill teams and/or color guard to enhance skills required for teamwork and discipline and, for upper classmen, to maximize abilities in the leadership area. N
    Naval Science I General Naval Science 1 (N) will introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress and provide drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. Y
    Naval Science II General The purpose of this second of four Navy JROTC college prep courses is to engender in students a sound appreciation for the heritage and traditions of America, with recognition of the historic significance of sea power for America’s future. Students will be required to research, view, discuss, and write on how historically significant Naval battles, ships, and people shaped the outcomes of crucial eras in history including: the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Cold War, World War I, World War II, and America's rise to world power status. Embedded throughout is the introduction of students to the precepts of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals. Y
    Naval Science III General Naval Science 3 is designed to develop the concepts of leading, evaluating, and teaching others for the improvement of an organization. It prepares 11th and 12th grade students to start mentoring others with less experience and to be a leader of an organization. Emphasis is placed on the student’s role as an American citizen making them aware of how the government of the United States interacts with the rest of the world as well as how the U.S. Navy performs its tasks from the perspective of their roles and missions. Naval Science 3 prepares students for success in colleges, technical training programs, work and citizenship. Y
    Naval Science IV General The purpose of the Navy Junior Reserve O?cers Training Corps (NJROTC) program is “to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.” The naval science program of instruction emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, naval history and operations, basic seamanship and navigation skills, and teamwork, discipline and self-reliance. The Naval Science 4 Elective, the fourth-year capstone course, focuses primarily on practical leadership techniques and implementation. The intent is to assist seniors in understanding leadership and improving their leadership skills by putting them in positions of leadership, then helping them analyze the reasons for their varying degrees of success throughout the year. The course content includes instruction in theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance. Students become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and actions for a work group, and the learn proper ways to set a leadership example. Classroom activities include seminars, reading assignments, classroom presentations, and practical work with younger cadets. E?ective communication, leadership in action, and demonstrating Navy customs and courtesies are also part of the content covered by the course. N
    Office Aide General Students assist teachers, counselors, or administrators with a variety of organizational tasks including, typing filing, answering phones, messaging, etc. This class is taken on a Pass/Fail basis. N
    Office Technology & Occupations Technology & Applied Studies Office Occupations and Technology course prepares students for careers in business support services. Prepares students for a variety of entry-level administrative/ clerical pathways: Receptionist, Administrative Office Assistant, Data Entry Clerk and Business Records Management. Designed to train students to perform a variety of clerical tasks involving decision-making, accepting responsibility and managing an office. Students who successfully complete the course acquire skills and competencies needed to become an efficient, productive member of an office support team. Subject matter is academically challenging; Involve substantial reading and writing; Include problem-solving and laboratory work, as appropriate; Show serious attention to analytical thinking, as well as factual content; Develop students’ oral and listening skills; and Incorporate learning to develop skills and cultivate interest in the academic enterprise. This business course is articulated with local community college; satisfying prerequisites for business career pathways. Rigorous course work is at a sufficient depth to allow students to achieve mastery of fundamental knowledge that prepares them for college work or a future career path. Second semester students with acquired clerical skills will also have the opportunity to participate in the Community Classroom Program (On-The-Job Training), which combines classroom training with employment. Students will obtain an internship as an Office Assistant, non-paid work experience. Students will continue to master their career pathway objectives through this combined training. Y
    Performing Arts Fine Arts Performing Arts is a one-year course with a two-semester emphasis on individual progression. The first semester involves intermediate and advanced techniques in acting, stage presence, voice, audition, voice singing and speaking range, breathing and physicalization of character. In the second semester students will formulate small performing groups in dramatic readings, chamber performance, children’s theatre, monologues, duets and trios. Students will prepare portfolios and scenes for audition performance outside the high school environment. Y
    Private Univ. Concurrent Course General Private University Concurrent Course allows students to receive high school credit for a course taken at a local Private University. Each Private University process is different depending on the university and is the student’s responsibility to complete paperwork and enrollment at the university unless authorized by site/district administration. Students should see their high school counselor to obtain CJUSD Postsecondary Concurrent Enrollment Contract which must be board approved before classes begin. This process takes approximately 1 month. Please see your high school counselor for more details on concurrent courses. N
    Public Speaking English This college and career preparatory course, which meets the University of California G- English Elective requirements, provides students with an introduction to public speaking with an emphasis in rhetorical discourse and research. This rigorous academic elective is designed to help students develop the confidence and skills necessary to purposefully engage audiences in multiple speaking settings. The skills and confidence gained from this course will further enable students to become leaders and active and engaged members of their professions and communities. In this globalized and increasingly competitive economic environment, communication skills will continue to be highly sought after by potential employers. The social, academic, and career oriented skills offered in this course will serve as an invaluable asset to all students. Y
    Publications English Publications is a full year class in which students study all aspects of publications including writing, reporting, and editing. Students polish their writing and critical thinking skills through intense study and the actual writing and editing of the school yearbook. Some students also are expected to take on new challenges and to take an added role in the class such as an editorship or to mentor new students. N
    ROP Automotive Gen Svc Tech I ROP Automotive General Service Technician prepares students for employment where a broad skill set, and general understanding of all automotive systems are required. Students will identify common tools and equipment, know a variety of sources of service information, and perform basic vehicle service and maintenance related to engine performance, transmissions, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and customer service procedures. There is an emphasis on safety in the workplace related to use of protective eye wear/clothing, general lab procedures, use of equipment, and ventilation. Successful demonstration of Automotive General Service Technician competencies will assist students with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course four years. N
    ROP Automotive Gen Svc Tech II ROP Automotive General Service Technician prepares students for employment where a broad skill set, and general understanding of all automotive systems are required. Students will identify common tools and equipment, know a variety of sources of service information, and perform basic vehicle service and maintenance related to engine performance, transmissions, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and customer service procedures. There is an emphasis on safety in the workplace related to use of protective eye wear/clothing, general lab procedures, use of equipment, and ventilation. Successful demonstration of Automotive General Service Technician competencies will assist students with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course four years. N
    ROP Automotive Gen SvcTech II ROP Automotive General Service Technician prepares students for employment where a broad skill set, and general understanding of all automotive systems are required. Students will identify common tools and equipment, know a variety of sources of service information, and perform basic vehicle service and maintenance related to engine performance, transmissions, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and customer service procedures. There is an emphasis on safety in the workplace related to use of protective eye wear/clothing, general lab procedures, use of equipment, and ventilation. Successful demonstration of Automotive General Service Technician competencies will assist students with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course four years. N
    ROP Automotive Gen SvcTech II ROP Automotive General Service Technician prepares students for employment where a broad skill set, and general understanding of all automotive systems are required. Students will identify common tools and equipment, know a variety of sources of service information, and perform basic vehicle service and maintenance related to engine performance, transmissions, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and customer service procedures. There is an emphasis on safety in the workplace related to use of protective eye wear/clothing, general lab procedures, use of equipment, and ventilation. Successful demonstration of Automotive General Service Technician competencies will assist students with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course four years. N
    ROP Computer Mapping GIS II ROP   N
    ROP Graphics Communications ROP Graphic Communications is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in desktop publishing and the printing industry. In a computer lab, students create publications using various software. In an operational campus-based print shop students will learn the proper use of hand tools, power equipment, control, how to measure items, job planning and figure costs, and safety, job search and interpersonal skills attitudes necessary to secure and maintain a job. Students who qualify will be permitted to enhance skills learned in community training site. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and May be available to eligible students. N
    ROP Health Information Technolog ROP Health Information Technology (HIT) involves the exchange of health information in an electronic environment. Widespread use of HIT within the health care industry is intended to improve the quality of health care, prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable health care.
    Health Information Technology introduces Health Information Management (HIM) and its role in health care delivery systems. Students will learn the unique aspects of medical records, filing systems, and how to transfer, release, purge, store, retrieve, and destroy records and files. Topics include standards, regulations and initiatives; health care providers and disciplines; computerized insurance billing and coding and electronic health records (EHRs). This course also covers the latest in computer technologies to access, manage and share patient health information (PHI). Confidentiality, ethics and employment readiness skills will also be addressed.
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    ROP Med Asst Front Office ROP This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the front office or reception area of any medical facility, with a focus on a physician’s office. Students learn basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, patient interaction, appointment control, filing, bookkeeping, use of a computer to prepare correspondence, and data entry and retrieval. Worksite learning is an optional component of this course and may be available to eligible students. N
    ROP Medical Terminology ROP   Y
    ROP STEAM Shop ROP STEAM = Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.
    This course will introduce students to the product design process, a series of steps used by designers, engineers, manufacturers, and inventors to address opportunities, meet needs, or develop solutions to problems. Students will apply the product design process to various projects across all industry sectors. Students will work on projects that involve designing, building, and testing products, repeating steps and making product improvements along the way. Students will follow the design process to strengthen their understanding of open-ended design, and emphasize creativity and problem-solving. Activities will challenge and support the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills required of the 21st Century learner.
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    ROP STEAM Shop II ROP STEAM Shop 2 will build on the fundamentals of the product design process, used by designers, engineers, manufacturers, and inventors to address opportunities, meet needs, or develop solutions to problems. Emphasis in this course will be placed on the business of innovation as students tie entrepreneurship to the design process in various projects across all industry sectors. Students will work on projects that involve designing, building, and testing products, repeating steps and making product improvements along the way. Students will follow the design process to strengthen their understanding of open-ended design, and emphasize creativity and problem solving. Activities will challenge and support the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills required of the 21st Century learner. Activities in this course include work-based learning that connects students to industry and the local community. Y
    ROP Welding Technology I ROP This entry-level four semester program is for students who will seek employment in the welding industry, and will prepare for (OAW) welding certification at a community college. Welding Occupations content will focus on shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding and Cutting (OFC-A) processes. Some tungsten inert gas (TIG) metal inert gas (MIG) and plasma arch welding training and experience are included in the class for advance students. In addition, advanced students will develop a working knowledge of blueprint reading skills and the use of welding symbols. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course four years. Y
    ROP Welding Technology II ROP This entry-level four semester program is for students who will seek employment in the welding industry, and will prepare for (OAW) welding certification at a community college. Welding Occupations content will focus on shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding and Cutting (OFC-A) processes. Some tungsten inert gas (TIG) metal inert gas (MIG) and plasma arch welding training and experience are included in the class for advanced students. In addition, advanced students will develop a working knowledge of blueprint reading skills and the use of welding symbols. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course for four years. Y
    ROP Welding Technology II ROP This entry-level four semester program is for students who will seek employment in the welding industry, and will prepare for (OAW) welding certification at a community college. Welding Occupations content will focus on shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding and Cutting (OFC-A) processes. Some tungsten inert gas (TIG) metal inert gas (MIG) and plasma arch welding training and experience are included in the class for advanced students. In addition, advanced students will develop a working knowledge of blueprint reading skills and the use of welding symbols. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course for four years. Y
    ROP Welding Technology II ROP This entry-level four semester program is for students who will seek employment in the welding industry, and will prepare for (OAW) welding certification at a community college. Welding Occupations content will focus on shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding and Cutting (OFC-A) processes. Some tungsten inert gas (TIG) metal inert gas (MIG) and plasma arch welding training and experience are included in the class for advanced students. In addition, advanced students will develop a working knowledge of blueprint reading skills and the use of welding symbols. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and may be available to eligible students. A student must successfully complete at least two years of this program as part of the minimum requirements for articulation. Students may be enrolled in this course for four years. Y
    Spanish for Span. Spkr. I Foreign Language This course is designed for the Spanish-speaking student. The objective of the course is to help the student maintain and refine his/her target language skills as well as develop his/her literacy for academic purposes. Reading and writing in the target language is the center of this course, with an emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, literature and culture. Y
    Spanish for Span. Spkr. II Foreign Language This course is designed for the Spanish-speaking student. The objective of the course is to help the student maintain and refine his/her target language skills as well as develop his/her literacy for academic purposes. Reading and writing in the target language is the center of this course, with an emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, literature and culture. Y
    Spanish I Foreign Language This communication-based course provides students with an introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture and is designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness. The course is also designed to serve the needs of both college and career readiness. Y
    Spanish II Foreign Language Spanish II builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish I. This course will also reinforce the skills learned in Spanish I: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. Acquisition of functional vocabulary is expected. Students will be exposed to the past tenses, future, conditional and subjunctive mood. Students will be expected to apply them in their writing and speaking. Spanish II builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish I. This course will also reinforce the skills learned in Spanish I: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. Acquisition of functional vocabulary is expected. Students will be exposed to the past tenses, future, conditional and subjunctive mood. Students will be expected to apply them in their writing and speaking. This course is also designed to serve the needs of both college and career readiness. Y
    Spanish III Foreign Language Spanish III builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish II. This course will also reinforce the skills learned in Spanish II: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. Acquisition of functional vocabulary is expected. Students will be exposed to the past tenses, future, conditional and subjunctive mood. Students will be expected to apply them in their writing and speaking. This course is also designed to serve the needs of both college and career readiness. Y
    Univ. of CA Concurrent Course General Univ. of Cal. Concurrent Course allows students to receive high school credit for a course taken at a local UC. Each UC process is different depending on the university and is the student’s responsibility to complete paperwork and enrollment at the university unless authorized by site/district administration. Students should see their high school counselor to obtain CJUSD Postsecondary Concurrent Enrollment Contract which must be board approved before classes begin. This process takes approximately 1 month. Please see your high school counselor for more details on concurrent courses. N
    Wind Ensemble Fine Arts Wind Ensemble emphasizes instruction of skills in tone, intonation, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, articulation, harmony, and phrasing. Students will experience a variety of music activities through participation, performance, creation, interpretation, and evaluation. The course will explore wind literature and practices from various historical/cultural sources and provide opportunities for music appreciation and knowledge of college/career opportunities. Y
    Work Experience General Work Experience Education is an elective class that combines community employment with classroom instruction. Exploratory Work Experience gives the student an opportunity to observe and sample a variety of conditions or work to ascertain his/her interests and suitability for occupations being explored. He/she receives school credit for this exploration and work-based learning, but NO PAY. General Work Experience is PAID part-time employment positions. Students enrolled in Career Technical Education Work Experience (CTWEE) must have a worksite placement (unpaid) or employment (paid) that is related to a previous or concurrently enrolled Career Technical Education course of study to reinforce and extend the job skills and knowledge learned through the school’s career/vocational education instructional program. All Work Experience students attend their assigned jobs (paid or unpaid) during the week, and also attend a class session once a week at school. N
    You and the Law Social Science You and the Law is an introductory course for students entering into the COPS (Career Opportunities in Public Services) program at Bloomington High School. The course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the American justice system and government to begin their path toward a career in law enforcement or the greater justice system. Students will understand the concept of federalism and the levels of government in the United States. They will have a cursory understanding of the basis and applications of federal, state, and local laws as well as how laws are enforced throughout the criminal justice process. Students will also have an understanding of how laws have changed in the United States throughout history and the impact this has on our society. Y