Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Courses are offered on a student demand basis and so some courses may not be available if the student need/want is not high enough.

ARTS


Performing Arts


Choir: Advanced Ladies Choir (A) 10-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Audition

Description: This course is composed of a select group of experienced and knowledgeable singers (Sopranos/Altos). Emphasis is on performance and choral literature. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.



Chamber Choir (Madrigals) (A) 10-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Audition

Description: This course is composed of a select group of experienced and knowledgeable singers. Emphasis is on performance and choral literature. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Students enrolled in Chamber Choir must also be enrolled in a second music course (Concert Choir preferred).


Choir I Soprano/Alto (A) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Description: This music course is open to all students with a vocal range of soprano or alto. Two, three, and four-part music is performed at various concerts. Primary consideration is given to part-singing, good vocal production, and rudiments of music. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.


Choir I Tenor/Bass (A) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Description: This music course is open to all students with a vocal range of tenor or bass. Ability to match pitch may be helpful. Two, three, and four-part music is performed at various concerts. Primary consideration is given to part-singing, good vocal production, and the rudiments of music. Rehearsals and performances outside of the class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.


Concert Choir (A Cappella) (A) 10-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Audition

Description: This vocal music group course is concerned with advanced choral literature and techniques of singing. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.


Music Composition (MIDI) (A) 10-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

Description: This is an individualized semester course in the use of technology in music. The class will focus on electronic sequencing (multi-track recording), and computer-assisted music writing. This is a hands-on course in the use of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students need a background in basic piano skills, computer skills, and in music reading skills.


Music Theory AP (A) 11-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Instructor approval/May require a workbook

Description: This course is designed for students who are college-oriented and choose to participate in the AP program. Elements include music theory, history, composition, and analysis. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam.


Musical Theater 8002: (A) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: Theater II

Fees/Materials: Will be determined

Description: This performance course will include the study of musical theater from its beginnings to current day. Students will be expected to perform and showcase in a variety of venues. This course is designed for the advanced theater student in the study of musical dance theater.


Social Dance 800: (A) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description: Social Dance for most of the year is taken up with teaching various line-dances (from all genres of music). For about 2 or 3 weeks each quarter, the students also learn different ballroom dance forms such as; the Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, and Nightclub 2-Step.


Theater I (Beginning Theater) 8001: (A) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description: Students explore the fundamentals of acting as the actor uses his voice, mind, and body, through the utilization of exercises and games, through which the students develop ensemble and individual performance skills.


Theater II (A) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: Theater I

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description: This performance course will include the history of theater and develop, through workshop exercises, dramatic techniques in acting from improvisation to play production. Students will perform skits, scenes and plays to enjoy the experience of acting. Actors hone in on their prior acting skills and develop different characters.


Visual Arts

Illustration Foundations 8008: (A) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge pertaining to the arts and opportunities for project based experience within Illustration careers. Concepts and techniques explored will include practical experience for portfolio work in both the traditional and digital arts.

Water Coloring 8009: (A) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge pertaining to the arts and opportunities for project based experience within the focused medium of watercolor painting. Concepts and techniques explored will include practical experience for portfolio work in a variety of sizes and subjects.




Visual Arts


Illustration Foundations 8008: (A) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge pertaining to the arts and opportunities for project based experience within Illustration careers. Concepts and techniques explored will include practical experience for portfolio work in both the traditional and digital arts.


Water Coloring 8009: (A) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge pertaining to the arts and opportunities for project based experience within the focused medium of watercolor painting. Concepts and techniques explored will include practical experience for portfolio work in a variety of sizes and subjects.




Career and Technology Courses


Technology


3D Graphics & Animation 7003: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Digital Media I

Description: Throughout the year, students will use 3D graphics software to produce and animate 3D models. This course will introduce students to 2D and 3D modeling, the creation and application of textures, mapping, lighting, camera techniques, and the rendering of 3D models. It will also introduce students to animation planning, storyboard development, and the animation production process.


Accounting (Edgenuity) 2008: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description: Students will develop skills, beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double-entry accounting systems related to service businesses organized as a sole proprietorship. Skills include understanding the accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, entering transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period financial statements, preparing closing entries, and managing cash.


Business Management  9004: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This Business Management course seeks to develop sound management concepts within students, as management plays a role in any future employment opportunity. Students are able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data from the other functional areas of business (e.g., marketing, finance, and production/operation). Effective management requires decision-making abilities, long-range planning knowledge, human relations expertise, and motivational skills. Students learn the four basic functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.

Coaching 9006: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: Introduction to philosophy, methods, and theories of coaching, basic physiology, psychology, sports medicine, pedagogy, and sports management.


Computer Programming I 6004: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites:  None

Description: An introductory course in computer programming/software engineering and applications. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs while applying mathematical concepts. Teachers introduce concepts and problem solving skills to beginning students through a programming language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, or JavaScript.

The second half of the year reviews and builds on the concepts introduced in the first semester. This semester introduces students to more complex data structures and their uses, including sequential files, arrays, and classes. Students will learn to create more powerful programs.


Computer Programming II 6005: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Computer Programming I

Description: This is an advanced course in computer programming/software engineering and applications. It reviews and builds on the concepts introduced in Computer Programming I. It introduces students to dynamic data structures, advanced utilization of classes, and applications of recursion through the application of mathematical concepts.


Computer Technology (Edgenuity) 7000: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: .5

Prerequisites: None

Description: This is an introduction to computer application software that encompasses document processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. An understanding of ethics and use of operating systems, information resources, and electronic mail is included. Students will have the opportunity to earn Microsoft industry certifications in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Skills gained will be demonstrated by creating a project for a different content area.


Digital Electronic 6002: (CTE 9-12)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Digital Literacy

Description: Students explore the foundations of computing by engaging in circuit design processes to create combinational logic and sequential logic (memory) as electrical engineers do in industry.


Digital Literacy (Edgenuity) (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None, intended for 9th grade

Description: This course is an introduction to computer literacy. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that encourage creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. Skills will be demonstrated by creating a project for a different content area. This course is aligned with national and international standards and the Utah Core to prepare students across multiple levels of skills. Students will complete this course with a prerequisite to move into high school computer literacy courses.


Digital Media I 7001: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: Digital Media is the process of analyzing, designing and developing interactive media. Digital Media I is the first-year digital media course where students will create and learn digital media applications while using elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video, and digital imaging for various formats. These abilities will prepare students for entry-level multimedia positions and provide fundamental 21st Century Learning skills beneficial for other occupational/educational endeavors.


Digital Media II 7002: (CTE) 10-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Digital Media I

Fees/Materials: None

Description: Digital Media II is a course designed to teach the process of planning, instructional design, development, and publishing of digital media and interactive media projects. Digital Media II is the second year course within digital media pathway where students will focus on developing advanced skills to plan, design, and create interactive projects using the elements of text, 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, sound, video, digital imaging, interactive projects, etc. These skills can prepare students for entry-level positions and other occupational/educational goals.


Game Development Fundamentals I  7004: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Digital Media I

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and project based experience of fundamental gaming development concepts relating to STEM. These concepts include game design, scripting, creation of digital assets, graphic resources, animations, understanding hardware, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and project management.


Game Development Fundamentals II 7005: (CTE) 10-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Game Development Fundamentals I

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is the second year and is designed to provide students with further knowledge and project based experience of fundamental gaming development concepts relating to STEM. These concepts include game design, scripting, creation of digital assets, graphic resources, animations, understanding hardware, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and project management



Medical


Emergency Medical Responder 9012: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This semester course provides students with advanced emergency medical information and skills. The course introduces students to a variety of career options in emergency medicine.


Exercise Science/Sports Medicine 9008: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This full-year course is designed to teach students components of exercise science/sports medicine; including exploration of therapeutic careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, first aid, injury prevention principles, the healing process, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, sport nutrition, sport psychology, and performance enhancement philosophies.


Food Nutrition I 9010: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to focus on the science of food and nutrition. Experiences will include food safety and sanitation, culinary technology, food preparation and dietary analysis to develop a healthy life style with pathways to career readiness. Laboratory based experiences strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events (FCCLA) may be integrated into this course.


Food Nutrition II 9011: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: Food Nutrition I

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This course is designed to focus on principles of food preparation, sports nutrition, consumerism, and career options in the food industry. The study and application of nutrition, sanitation, food sciences and technology in this course provides students with laboratory-based experiences that will strengthen their comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.


Introduction to Health Science 9007: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Pre-Requisites:

Fees/Materials: None

Description: Health Science familiarizes students with the multitude of careers in the healthcare system.  Students receive instruction in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, recognition of vital signs, and employability skills.


Medical Terminology 3006: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: A one-semester course that helps students understand the Greek- and Latin-based language of medicine and healthcare. Emphasis is placed upon word roots, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, symbols, anatomical terms, and terms associated with movements of the human body. This course also stresses the proper pronunciation, spelling, and usage of medical terminology. This class is helpful to anyone considering going in the healthcare field.


Engineering and Design


Introduction to Engineering Design 6000: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Digital Studies

Description: This is the first in a series of STEM courses about engineering and technology.  This course focuses on the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and relates it to real world and laboratory based problems.  Students use the EDP to prototype and build projects related primarily to Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. 


Principles of Engineering 6001: (CTE 9-12)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Digital Literacy, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry

Description: Students explore a broad range of engineering disciplines.  Introduction is made in the use of higher Science and Mathematics to include Physics and Calculus in the creation of solutions for end users.


Robotics 6003: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: (Optional: approximately $300 if attending regional competition) Description:

Description: Robotics challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions.




Business 

Leadership Management Principles 9001: (CTE) 9-12

Credits 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: Students will explore the principles of relational leadership and learn to develop individual and group leadership skills to impact their lives and their communities. Content areas include decision-making, goal setting, effective communication, servant leadership, organization and time management skills, and concrete strategies to implement change.


Marketing I 9002: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5 Credits

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: Marketing I explores the seven core functions of marketing which include: marketing planning – why target market and industry affects businesses; marketing information management – why market research is important; pricing – how prices maximize profit and affect the perceived value; product/service management – why products live and die; promotion – how to inform customers about products; channel management – how products reach the final user; and selling – how to convince a customer that a product is the best choice. Students will utilize knowledge in hands-on projects which may include: Conducting research, creating a promotional plan, pitching a sales presentation, and introducing an idea for a new product/service.


Marketing II 9003: (CTE) 10-12

Credits: 0.5 Credits

Prerequisites: Marketing I

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This project-based course allows students to develop and demonstrate management level marketing skills. Students will learn advanced marketing principles then demonstrate proficiency by completing a marketing project. The majority of class time should be spent by students completing their marketing project. Examples of projects include: creating an advertising or public relations campaign, developing a business plan, conducting market research for a business and making suggestions for improvement, or completing an official CTSO (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, FFA, TSA, Skills USA) written project. Each project will include a written and presentation component.


Retailing 9013: (CTE) 9-12

Credit: 0.5 credits

Prerequisite: Marketing I

Description: This course will include understanding commercial transactions in which a buyer intends to consume the goods, products, or services to personal, family, and household use. Students will have hands-on experience assisting at concession stands and the school store.

Sports & Entertainment Marketing 9005: (CTE) 9-12

Credits: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Fees/Materials: None

Description: This is an introductory course which will help students develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and sporting events. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship proposals, and sports marketing plans. This course will also delve into the components of promotion plans, sponsorship proposals and the key elements needed in sports marketing plans.

English Language Arts

AP Literature (ELA) 11-12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Intended for 11th and 12th grade

Fees/Materials: Optional: AP Test Fee $87

Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the AP English Language and Composition Exam.


Basic Reading (E) 9-12

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisite: Students will be selected and placed in the class

Description: This course is designed for students who have been identified as requiring basic instruction in writing skills. This course will develop proficiency in reading skills and assist in preparing students to master the Utah State Language Arts core as demonstrated by passing the Utah Core State Standards.


British Literature: Heroes, Monsters, and Kings 1007: (E) 10-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: 9th Grade English

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description: This 10th-12th grade elective covers a selection of works from British Literature rooted in the themes of Heroes, Monsters, and Kings. The range of texts span from British literature’s origins through the 20th century. Students will develop their literacy skills in the areas of reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Beginning with Beowulf, one the earliest written works of British literature, students will read and analyze this epic poem where a hero becomes a king by defeating a family of dreadful monsters.  Moving to the medieval period and to King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, students will study the concept of heroism through the narrative poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the best known Arthurian stories. Shakespeare’s historical play Richard III depicts a power-hungry and bitter man who targets the throne of England. His monstrous actions help him win the crown, albeit for a short time. Students will consider Richard’s true character as he rises to power.The Gothic Novella, The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, transports students into the 19th century. The concept of duality in the form of good vs. evil will be explored through an understanding of the concerns towards the end of Victorian era. Students will also study a selection of short stories from the 19th and 20th century concerning the key themes of this elective course.


Creative Writing 1004: (E) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: Intended for 11th and 12th grade

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description:  This course is designed as an introduction to imaginative writing. The study and writing of personal experience, character sketches, short fiction, and poetry are emphasized. Students have the opportunity to prepare manuscripts for publication, awards, and scholarships.


Current Events 4005: (E) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: Intended for 11th and 12th grade

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description:  The course is designed to discuss and explore topics of current interest that are published in newspaper, magazines, internet news sources, and social media.


English Language Arts 9 1000: (ELA) 9

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Description: The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adopted by Utah in November 2010 will serve as the core for this class. The CCSS English Language Arts standards include college and career ready skills for writing, reading, speaking and listening. Successful mastery of the key concepts in this course will enable students to continue on a college-and-career ready path.


English Language Arts 9H (ELA) 9

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

Description: This course is designed for students who need more advanced instruction in reading comprehension; writing, speaking and listening as outlined in the Utah Core State Standards (UCSS) will serve as the core for this class. The UCSS English Language Arts standards include college and career ready skills for writing, reading, speaking and listening. Successful mastery of the key concepts in this course will enable students to continue on a college and-career ready path.


English Language Arts 10 1001: (ELA) 10

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course will focus on college and career ready anchor standards for English Language Arts found in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were adopted by Utah in November 2010. The English Language Arts standards include skills for writing, reading, speaking and listening. Successful mastery of the key concepts in this course will enable students to continue on a college-and-career ready path.


English Language Arts 10 H (ELA) 10

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

Description: This course is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction in reading comprehension, writing, speaking and listening. This course will focus on college and career ready anchor standards for English Language Arts found in the Utah Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were adopted by Utah in November 2010. The English Language Arts standards include skills for writing, reading, speaking and listening. Successful mastery of the key concepts in this course will enable students to continue on a college-and-career ready path.


English Language Arts 11 1002: (ELA) 11

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course will focus on college and career ready anchor standards for English Language Arts found in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were adopted by Utah in November 2010. The English  Language Arts standards include skills for writing, reading, speaking, and listening. Successful mastery of the key concepts in this course will enable students to continue on a college-and-career ready path.


English Language Arts 12 1003: (ELA) 12

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course will focus on college and career ready anchor standards for English Language Arts found in the Utah Core State Standards (UCSS). The English Language Arts standards include skills for writing, reading, speaking and listening. Successful mastery of the key concepts in this course will enable students to continue on a college-and-career ready path.


English Literature & Composition AP (ELA) 11th grade only

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: English 9-10

Description: This is an accelerated course designed to increase students’ abilities as skilled readers of literary text and poetry in a variety of genres. Students will critically read literature selections and write analytically about what they have read. The course emphasizes literary analysis of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam.

English Language & Composition AP (ELA) 12th grade only

Credits: 1.0

Prerequisites: English 9-11

Description: This is an accelerated course designed to increase students’ abilities as skilled readers of prose in a variety of genres. Students will write narrative, expository, and argumentative papers. The course emphasizes non-fiction reading and writing and is a good companion class to AP US History. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam.


Film Studies 1008:  (E) 10-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course provides an introduction to the tools of film analysis. Students will discuss and examine how elements like mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing and sound work together to create meaning in a range of film genres.

Speech and Debate 1005: (E) 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites: Intended for 11th and 12th grade

Fees/Materials: No Fee

Description: This course is may be used for 12th grade English credit or for elective credit. Students will prepare for and present arguments in debate format. Arguments will revolve around issues of interest that may include current events and ethical dilemmas.




Courses are offered on a student demand basis and so some courses may not be available if the student need/want is not high enough.